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Dissertation Announcements

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To request an invitation to attend a dissertation presentation via teleconference, please contact the presenter and/or their committee chairperson.

Upcoming Presentations

Topher Ávila

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: How Topher Tophered While Translanguaging In An Eurocentric, Ablecentric, Phonocentric and Cisheteropatriarchal School

Date: May 16th

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

Committee: Dr. Jeong-Hee Kim (co-chair); Dr. Jin Kyeong Jung (co-chair); Dr. Lina Hou; Dr. Carla M. Garcia-Fernandez

Gabriella Fecher

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: A Multiple-Case Study Exploring the Challenges, Support, and Continued Expectations for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Measures in Predominantly Rural Vermont School Districts

Date: May 21st

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

Committee: Dr. Jeasik Cho (Chair); Dr. Jin Kyeong Jung; Dr. Aletha R. Cherry

Molli Martinez

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Leveraging Teacher Collective Efficacy in Professional Learning Communities to Increase Student Achievement of Special Education Students

Date: June 21st

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

Committee: Dr. Dusty Palmer (chair); Dr. Fernando Valle; Dr. Zinab Munoz

Haley Holstein

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Missing Voices in Literacy Development for the Deaf

Date: May 28th

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

Committee: Dr. Nora Griffin-Shirley (co-chair); Dr. Lee Duemer (co-chair); Dr. Effie Laman

Josh Almoite

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: The Glass Ceiling of International Schools: A Comparative Case Study on the Experiences of Teachers of Color in Recruitment, Retention, and Career Advancement

Date: May 29th

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

Committee: Dr. Alexander W. Wiseman (chair); Dr. Ryan Litsey; Dr. Jasmine Parker

Demarice Bowling

Dissertation Proposal Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Faculty Use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Higher Education for Students with Disabilities

Date: May 29th

Time and Location: 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

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

Melanie Blanton

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Texts, Talk, and Computational Thinking: A Comparative Case Study Examining Elementary Teachers' Use of Read-Alouds to Teach Computational Thinking as a Computational Literacy Practice

Date: June 11th

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

Committee: Jin Kyeong Jung, Ph.D. (chair); Catherine Lammert, Ph.D.; Gina Childers, Ph. D.

Lexi Lynn Law

Dissertation Defense Presentation to Doctoral Committee

Title: Building Instructional Capacity in Urban Classrooms: A Design Based School Improvement Study of Post-Pandemic Middle School Instruction and Individualized Teacher Coaching with Instructional Technology

Date: June 19th

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

Committee: Dr. Dusty Palmer (chair); Dr. Gabriel Gillespie; Dr. Fernando Valle