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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

Eric Butler

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: The Political Implementation of Title IX: How the Social Context Crafted by Title IX is Shaping Due Process in U.S. Higher Education

Date: January 25th

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

Committee: Valerie O. Paton, Ph.D. (Chair); Jon McNaughtan, Ph.D.; Peter F. Lake, J.D.

Adrienne Nenow

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Comparative Case Study Measuring the Effects of Implementing the Bayh-Dole Act in International Contexts

Date: January 26th

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

Committee: Dr. Alexander Wiseman (chair); Dr. Jacob Kirksey; Dr. Jessica Gottlieb

William Adam Watkins

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Retention of Women Students in Game Programs: The Impact of Faculty Behaviors

Date: January 28th

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

Committee: Dr. Valerie Paton (chair); Dr. Stephanie Jones; Dr. Lucy Arellano

Luis Rohena

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Uniformed Services University (USU) Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2): Predictive Factors of Student Success

Date: February 3rd

Time and Location: 11:00 a.m. via Zoom

Committee: Valarie Paton (Chair); Hugo Garcia; Aaron Saguil

Edna Ramirez Garcia

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Growing Principal Instructional Capacity in Rural Texas Elementary Schools: An Action Research Study for Improving Principal Coaching and Feedback Knowledge and Skills to ESL Teachers of English Learners with Learning Disabilities

Date: February 8th

Time and Location: 9:00 a.m. via Zoom

Committee: Dr. Vanessa de León (chair); Dr. Irma Almager; Dr. Fernando Valle; Dr. Heliodoro Torres Sánchez

Stephen H. Vanderpool

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Addressing the Deficit Mindset of Rural Educators: An Action Researcher Study of a Rural High School's Implementation of Culturally Responsive Pedagogical Procedures

Date: February 9th

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

Committee: Dr. Dusty Palmer (chair); Dr. Irma Almager; Dr. Selenda Cumby

Aisha Morris Moultry

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: African American Pre-Pharmacy Students at a Public HBCU: A Narrative Inquiry into Success Factors

Date: February 10th

Time and Location: 12:00 p.m. via Zoom

Committee: Valerie Osland Paton, Ph.D. (Chair); Brian K. Hotchkins, Ph.D.; Dave A. Louis, Ph.D.