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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

Erika Zavala

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Mestiza Consciousness: A Phenomenology Study Exploring the Lived Experiences of Latinx Bilingual Teachers

Date: October 16th

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

Committee: Dr. Faith Maina, Co-Chair; Dr. aretha faye marbley, Co-Chair; Dr. Nadia Flores-Yeffal, Committee member; Dr. Elizabeth Sharp, Dean's Representative

Brittany N. Turner

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Rising Trends of Mental Health Needs among Special Education Students

Date: October 16th

Time and Location: 9:00 a.m., via videoconference

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

Shelley Danaher

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Impact of Participation in Yoga Programs on Health and Wellness for Teenagers with Visual Impairments

Date: October 19th

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

Committee: Nora Griffin-Shirley, Ph.D. (chair); Phoebe Okungu, Ph.D.; Leigh Kackley, Ph.D.

Lauren Day

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Lived Experiences of Licensed Counselors Treating Anorexia Nervosa

Date: October 19th

Time and Location: 11:30 a.m., via Zoom

Committee: Dr. Charles Crews (chair); Dr. Ian Lertora; Dr. Jeasik Cho

Ashley Penner

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Evaluating the Effect of an Interviewing Career Counseling Workshop on the Psychological Capital of Undergraduate Teacher Candidates

Date: October 20th

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

Committee: Dr. Charles Crews (chair); Dr. Loretta Bradley; Dr. Marcelo Schmidt

Karen McNallen

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Teacher Innovation: Becoming a Global Educator in a Rural School

Date: October 26th

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

Committee: Dr. Walter Smith (chair); Dr. Aaron Zimmerman; Dr. Mathew Baker

Linda C. Smith

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Motivating Students for STEM: Investigating the Influence of a STEM Lab Course on Middle School Students' Self-efficacy and Expectancy-value

Date: October 27th

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

Committee: Dr. Shirley Matteson (Chair); Dr. Gina Childers; Dr. Kate Shively

Heather Wygant

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Convergent Parallel Mixed Methods Case Study of California Science Educators: Modeling the Future Behavior in Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards Via Distance Learning During a Pandemic

Date: October 29th

Time and Location: 11:30 a.m., via Zoom

Committee: Dr. Rebecca Hite (chair); Dr. Gina Childers; Dr. Susan Gomez-Zwiep

Malcolm Brownell

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis in the Treatment of Individuals With Dementia

Date: November 12th

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

Committee: Dr. Nora Griffin-Shirley (Chair); Dr. Devender Banda; Dr. Jaehoon Lee; Dr. Phoebe Okungu

Brenda Brown

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: A Critical Autobiographical Autoethnography of an African American Literacy Educator

Date: November 24th

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

Committee: Julie Smit, Ph.D. (Chair); Mellinee Lesley, Ph.D.; René Saldaña, Ph.D.