KEAN QUEST is Kean University’s student-based academic journal, which seeks submissions from across the university’s academic disciplines. Kean Quest strives to be a transparent platform, showcasing scholarly and creative work, and inviting the presentation and discussion of research in higher education. Acceptance of work into Kean Quest affords students the noteworthy achievement of publishing in an academic journal. Research is not complete until it is peer-reviewed and presented to an audience. Kean Quest offers Kean students the opportunity to close the loop on a research or creative project and provides an important opportunity to broaden their professional development prior to graduation.