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Dissertation Announcements

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To request an invitation to attend a dissertation presentation via Skype, please contact the College of Education's graduate support staff. Please include the date and time of the presentation in your email.

Upcoming Presentations

Brian Kelly

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Evaluating a Functional Behavioral Assessment Training Package for School-Based Evaluators

Date: March 22nd, 2019

Time and Location: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., EDUC 152

Committee: Dr. Tara Stevens (chair), Dr. Kamau Siwatu, Dr. Stacy Carter

Brook Redmon Dickison, BS, M.Ed.

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Decreased State Appropriations and their Impact on Texas Public Four-Year Higher Education Institutions Tuition Rates through Deregulated Tuition

Date: March 25th, 2019

Time and Location: 1:00 p.m., EDUC 153

Committee: Dr. Stephanie J. Jones (Chair), Dr. Clifton T. Jones, Dr. Valerie O. Paton

Reymundo Ramos

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Poniendose las Pilas: A Critical Discourse Analysis of First-Time in College Latino Male Experiences in a Comprehensive Academic Enrichment Program at a Hispanic-Serving Institution in the Southwest United States

Date: March 26th, 2019

Time and Location: 2:00-4:00 p.m., EDUC 152

Committee: Dr. Hugo Garcia (chair), Dr. Mary Ann Bodine Al-Sharif, Dr. Fred Hartmeister

Khalid Burgess

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: African American Students in High School Science: Effective Practices in Culturally Relevant Teaching

Date: March 27th, 2019

Time and Location: 9:00 a.m., EDUC 203

Committee: Dr. Faith Maina (chair), Dr. Aaron Zimmerman, Dr. aretha marbley

David C. Taylor

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Out of School Time (OST) STEM Activities Impact on Middle School Students' STEM Persistence: A Convergent Mixed Methods Study

Date: March 27th, 2019

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

Committee: Dr. Jerry Dwyer (co-chair), Dr. Rebecca Hite (co-chair), Dr. Warren DiBiase

Christy Chapman

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Co-Morbid Anxiety Disorders in Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Date: March 27th, 2019

Time and Location: 12:00 p.m., EDUC 203

Committee: Tara Stevens, Ed.D., LSSP, LPA (Chair); Hansel Burley, Ph.D.; Wesley Dotson, Ph.D., BCBA

Kara Aretha Graham

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Digging Deeper into the Lives of Female Student Athletes: A Phenomenological Narrative Inquiry

Date: March 29th, 2019

Time and Location: 2:30-4:30 p.m., EDUC 152

Committee: Dr. Jeong-Hee Kim (chair), Dr. Rebecca Hite, Dr. Marc Lochbaum

Kimberly B. Myers

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Institutionalization of Global Collaborative STEM Education: Doctoral Students' Concerns Mentoring Teachers

Date: April 3rd, 2019

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

Committee: Dr. Walter Smith (chair), Dr. Jessica Gottlieb, Dr. Rich Rice

Brett Samantha Dooley

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: International Collaborations for Education (I.C.E.) AGE Project and Global Mindedness: How Participation in an International Collaboration Effects Global Mindedness as Compared with Domestic Collaborations

Date: April 2nd, 2019

Time and Location: 10:30 p.m., via videoconference

Committee: Dr. Walter Smith (chair), Dr. William Lan, Dr. Aaron Zimmerman

Natalie L. Holliman

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Gender, Race, Acceleration, Communication, & Educational (GRACE) Proportionality: A Case Study of Examining the Interlocking Intersectionality that Contributes to Empowerment among Black Girl Mathematical Brilliance.

Date: April 18th, 2019

Time and Location: 12:00 noon, via Zoom

Committee: Dr. Faith Maina (chair), Dr. aretha marbley, Dr. Shelly Jones