about the journal

who are we?

At Millersville, undergraduate and graduate research is highlighted at an annual student conference, called Made in Millersville. The Conference provides a venue for Millersville students to showcase their research and creativity to the campus and nearby residential communities. Students can present a paper, perform a spoken word poem, present an art sculpture, discuss a poster, play a musical performance, or the like. 

To capture the research and creativity demonstrated at the annual Made in Millersville Conference, Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol and Kerrie Farkas co-founded and co-created the Made in Millersville Journal, a conference proceedings journal that aims to do the following:




contribute to undergraduate research at Millersville by showcasing research and creativity across campus in a digital form and preserving it so that the cycle of scholarly conversation of student work can continue year round


offer student conference presenters a learning experience on how to publish a written summary of their research and creativity for a general audience


provide an opportunity for students to serve as interns and editors to gain hands-on practice on how to work in a multidisciplinary team environment and to build pathways to college and their future careers.

Two pilot issues were published in 2015 and 2016, and the first full-fledged publication launched in 2017.

As of 2019, we have published 113 articles across all 3 Colleges and 24 (of 26) Departments, and we have offered 25 internship positions.

our mission:

The Made in Millersville Journal  captures diverse and vibrant student projects presented at the annual Made in Millersville conference. It provides students with a unique learning opportunity as they share their research and creativity with a public audience through the publication process in a digital collection.


The Journal enables the creation of multidisciplinary connections by publishing various disciplinary projects in one place to continue scholarly discussion after the Made in Millersville event.