Margaret Hardeman, a UA Little Rock senior accounting student, received the 2020 Karen Russ Memorial Award for Excellence in Research for her study, The Right to Associate and Educate: a Legal Exploration of the 2019 LRSD Teacher Strike. Dr. Casey Rockwell, Department of Marketing and Advertising, served as her faculty mentor. Hardeman presented her research at the 2020 Student Research and Creative Works Expo online which was held April 27-May 1, 2020.
Hardeman’s research project examined the Little Rock School District teacher strike of November 2019 with additional exploration of issues that the district has faced for the past 5 years.
The Karen Russ Memorial Award of $500 is awarded each spring to the UA Little Rock student who best utilizes, applies, and visualizes government data in his/her research. Government resources used by Hardeman included data from the Arkansas Department of Education, laws from the United States Code, and laws from the Arkansas Code Annotated.
The Ottenheimer Library faculty and staff congratulate Ms. Hardeman on winning this award.
For the full award announcement video, please see the 2020 Student Research and Creative Works Expo Ceremony.