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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 teleconference, please contact the College of Education's graduate support staff. Please include the date and time of the presentation in your email.

Upcoming Presentations

Dan Long

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: The Relationships Between Unfunded Tuition Discounts at Public Universities in Texas and Access, Revenue, and Prestige

Date: April 5th

Time and Location: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom

Committee: Bryan K. Hotchkins, Ph.D. (chair); Jon McNaughtan, Ph.D.; Cynthia Hernandez, Ph.D.

Jesse Pisors

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Fundraising Challenges and Expectations Facing University Presidents: A Qualitative Multiple Case Study Analysis of Public University Presidents

Date: April 6th

Time and Location: 1:00 p.m., via Zoom

Committee: Bryan K. Hotchkins, Ph.D. (chair); Jon McNaughtan, Ph.D.; Robert Glenn, Ph.D.

Becky Kamas

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Understanding Why K-12 STEM Teachers Join Communities of Practice at Non-Formal Education Organizations: A Case Study

Date: April 7th

Time and Location: 2:00 p.m., via Zoom

Committee: Dr. Gina Childers (chair); Dr. Joshua Cruz; Dr. Jill Hoffman

Melissa Richert

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: A Mixed Methods Study Investigating Early Financial Literacy Development of Elementary Students

Date: April 9th

Time and Location: 12:30 p.m. (PST), via videoconference

Committee: Dr. Shirley Matteson (Chair); Dr. Aaron Zimmerman; Dr. John Mendiburu

Jessiica Howell

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Hiring Outside the Box: A Look at How Employers Get Past the Social Stigmas of Hiring Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Date: April 15th

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

Committee: Dr. Robin Lock (Chair); Dr. Janna Brendle; Dr. Laura H. Brown

Aaron Sams

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Analysis of the Transmission of STEM Policy Signals to School Districts and Classrooms in Southwestern Pennsylvania: A Quantitative Narrative Policy Framework Study and a Qualitative Case Study

Date: April 22nd

Time and Location: 10am, via Zoom

Committee: Jessica Gottlieb, Ph.D. (co-chair); Gina Childers, Ph.D. (co-chair); Rebecca Hite, Ph.D.

Courtney Janes

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Preservice Teachers' Experiences with Global Education in a Social Studies Methods Course

Date: April 28th

Time and Location: 10am, via Zoom

Committee: Dr. Walter Smith (Chair); Dr. Richard Rice; Dr. Daniel Kelly