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Dissertation Announcements

To request a dissertation announcement, please fill the out Dissertation Announcement Request Form.

To request an invitation to attend a dissertation presentation via Skype, email Brianna Sanchez at brianna.sanchez@ttu.edu. Please include the date and time of the presentation in your email.

Upcoming Presentations

Kristen Lyons

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Facilitating Children's Conceptual Knowledge of Mathematics through Physical Activity

Date: June 28th, 2018

Time and Location: 9:30 am., rm 152

Committee: Tara Stevens, Ed. D. (chairn); Kamau Siwatu, Ph. D.; Raegan Higgins, Ph. D.

Rima Adil, B.S., M.B.A.

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: First-year Structured Advising Programs and their Impact on Community College Student Retention

Date: June 19th, 2018

Time and Location: 10:00 am., rm 152

Committee: Dr. Stephanie J. Jones (Chair); Dr. Roman Alvarez; Dr. Mary Ann Bodine Al-Sharif

Meagan E. Hill

Master's Defense Hearing to Thesis Committee

Title: Science literacy and visual thinking, an effort to improve critical thinking

Date: June 18th, 2018

Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., rm 167

Committee: Drs. Shirley M. Mateson (chair), Mellinee Lesley (co-chair)

Selena S Connealy

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Institutional and Organizational Influences on Collaborations between Informal Science Education Organizations and Schools

Date: June 19th, 2018

Time and Location: 10:00 a.m. - noon, via Zoom

Committee: Drs. Walter Smith (chair), Aaron Zimmerman, Rich Rice

Selenda Cumby

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Exploring the Academic Resilience of First Generation Latina/o Teacher Candidates of Immigrant Parents in a Non-Traditional Teacher Preparation Program through the Lens of Community Cultural Wealth

Date: June 20th, 2018

Time and Location: 1:00 p.m., rm 203

Committee: Drs. Shirley M. Mateson, Ph.D. (chair), Fernando Valle, Ed.D., Raymond Flores, Ed.D., Eva Midobuche, Ph.D., Irma Almager, Ph.D.

Nancy Salinas

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Assessment and Treatment Analysis of Automatically Reinforced Behaviors: Examining the Relationship between Physiological Responses and Aberrant Behaviors

Date: June 20th, 2018

Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., rm 152

Committee: Drs. Stacy Carter, PhD (chair); Robin Lock, PhD; Stephanie Hart, EdD

Todd Witt

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Effect of a Standards-based Informal Science Experience on Elementary Science Learning

Date: June 19th, 2018

Time and Location: 9:00-11:00 a.m., via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/824824910.

Committee: Dr. Walter Smith, Dr. Jerry Dwyer, Dr. Theresa Coble

Dimitrio A. Martinez-Castro

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: The Effects of Attentional Focus on a Sport-Specific Skill and Efficacy Beliefs

Date: June 19th, 2018

Time and Location: 9:00 a.m., rm TBD

Committee: Drs. Doug Hamman, Ph.D. (chair); Melanie Hart, Ph.D.; Lucy Barnard-Brak, Ph.D.

Elaine Ramzinski

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: How the Hell Did We Get Here?: A Narrative Inquiry into the West Texas Retired Veteran Teachers' Experiences in the Classroom

Date: June 26th, 2018

Time and Location: 12:30-2:00 p.m., rm. 203

Committee: Dr. Jeong-Hee Kim (chair); Dr. Faith Maina; Dr. Carol Lindquist

Selsa Lucero Lerma, B.S., M.P.H.

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Persistence of First-Generation, Part-Time, Hispanic Students in Community Colleges

Date: June 19th, 2018

Time and Location: 1:30 p.m., rm. 152

Committee: Dr. Stephanie J. Jones (Chair); Dr. Mary Ann Bodine Al-Sharif; Dr. Erika Warnick

Jennifer Morrison

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Saving Cherokee: Stories of Language Revitalization from the Cherokee Language Master/Apprentice Program in Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Date: June 28th, 2018

Time and Location: 2:00-3:30 p.m., rm. 203

Committee: Dr. Jeong-Hee Kim (Chair); Dr. Fanni Coward; Dr. Aaron Zimmerman

Kindra Chandler

Master's Defense Hearing to Thesis Committee

Title: Responses to Different Problem Types

Date: June 25th, 2018

Time and Location: 1:00-3:00 p.m., rm. 167

Committee: Dr. Shirley Matteson (Chair); Dr. Barbara Morgan-Flemming

Matthew Birdwell

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: A Qualitative Study of Implementation and Sustainability Factors of Professional Learning Communities on Campus Accountability and Improvement

Date: June 25th, 2018

Time and Location: 8:00-10:00 a.m., rm. 152

Committee: Dr. Shirley Matteson (Chair); Dr. Fanni Coward; Dr. Kelly Trlica

Shih-Han Huang

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Intersectional Effects of Racial Color-Blindness and Attributions of Poverty on Counselor Trainees' Multicultural Counseling Competence: The Role of Multicultural Training

Date: June 25th, 2018

Time and Location: 12:00 noon, rm. 203

Committee: Dr. aretha marbley, Ph.D (Chair); Dr. Bret Hendricks, Ed.D; Dr. William Lan, Ph.D