Brendan is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and Psychology (B.A.) and minoring in Philosophy. He is also a student in the Honors Program, a journal editor for the UConn Law Society, and a committee director for UConn Model UN. In addition, he is a photographer for Humans of UConn and is a member of the UConn Honors Across State Borders club.
In his freshman year, he was awarded a position as a Bennett Research Assistant. With this opportunity, he was able to work with Professor Morrell on the Scholio Project. As a part of the research team, Brendan was able to help pilot test and report on a platform, known as the Deliberatorium Platform, that aimed to promote intellectual humility, empathy, and public discourse within the comment sections of online news articles. Later on, he applied for and was awarded the SHARE award. As a recipient, he was able to continue to assist the Scholio team, as they prepared to conduct the Scholio Experiment, by reporting on the platform’s strengths, weaknesses, and possible improvements.
If you have any questions or concerns, or would like a perspective on the social sciences in research, please feel free to reach out!