Zachary Soliman

Mentor: Dr. Jefferey Harrison
College of Law
"I currently serve as the president for the Behavioral Economics Society and I became so fascinated with the topic. I wanted to advance my studies and do some independent research. The USP program was a great opportunity to just that. Now I am working with a professor in the law school conducting research on behavioral economics implications on certain aspects of legislation."


Economics, English



Research Interests

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Law Studies
  • Psychology

Academic Awards

  • University Scholars Program 2016


  • Behavioral Economics Society
  • Speech and Debate Squad
  • Theta Chi Fratnerity


  • American Pathways Refugee Resettlement Program
  • Volunteer at IB School in Amman, Jordan

Hobbies and Interests

  • Wakeboarding
  • Martial Arts
  • Competitive Smash
  • Movies

Research Description

Should Drug Tests be used on Scholarship Recipients?
I will be investigating some of the effects drug use has on assumption of financial risk among college students. I will do this both by analyzing studies on the topic as well as conducting a study myself. This study will be correlational and involve self-reported drug use as well as the opportunity for participants to gamble money. I hope to extend my conclusions to offer suggestions on the topic of drug testing scholarship recipients.