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Public Notice of Final Defense for Spring/Summer 2022

Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Keith McShan

Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Hadis Elyanderani

  • Major: Kinesiology
  • Advisor: Dr. Rachel Dombrowski
  • Committee: Dr. Noel Kulik, Dr. Jeanne Barcelona and Dr. Heather Dillaway
  • Dissertation: The Impact of Sugar Sweetened Beverage Marketing in Grocery Store Environments on the Nutritional Behavior of Young Immigrant Children: A Mixed-Methods Study
  • Date: June 22, 2022
  • Time: 3:30 p.m.
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Rebecca Reaume

  • Major: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
  • Advisor: Dr. Carolyn Shields
  • Committee: Dr. Erica Edwards, Dr. Sarah Lenhoffi and Dr. Monte Piliawsky
  • Dissertation: White Teacher Attitudes Towards Their Experiences with Anti-Racist Initiatives
  • Date: May 25, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.
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Doctor of Education Candidate: Aqua-Raven Murray

  • Major: Reading, Language, and Literature
  • Advisor: Dr. Poonam Arya
  • Committee: Dr. Christopher Crowley and Dr. Aja Reynolds
  • Dissertation: Literacy Teacher Beliefs and Practices About Culturally Relevant Pedagogy as Seen Through the Lens of Critical Race Theory
  • Date: May 17, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Paulette White

  • Major: Special Education
  • Advisor: Dr. Susan Gabel
  • Committee: Dr. Jasmine Ulmer, Dr. Thomas Pedroni and Dr. Derek Daniels
  • Dissertation: Neoliberalism, School Reform, School Closings, and Students with Disabilities in Context
  • Date: May 16, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Addison Duane

  • Major: Educational Psychology
  • Advisor: Dr. Erika Bocknek
  • Committee: Dr. Francesca Pernice, Dr. Jasmine Ulmer, Dr. Lauren Mims and Dr. Simona Goldin
  • Dissertation: "Imma Tell You a Story": An Exploration of Black Children's Narratives of School-Based Trauma, Coping, and Dreaming in Middle Childhood
  • Date: April 29, 2022
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hillberry C, Student Center

Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Peter Kaboggoza

  • Major: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
  • Advisor: Dr. Erica Edwards
  • Committee: Dr. Carolyn Shields, Dr. Ben Pogodzinski and Dr. Susan Gabel
  • Dissertation: How Educators Have Served and Supported Deaf Students in Uganda: A Case Study at a Secondary Deaf School in Uganda
  • Date: April 27, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Elizabeth Bailey

  • Major: Learning Design & Technology
  • Advisor: Dr. Monica Tracey
  • Committee: Dr. Alisa Hutchinson, Dr. Meina Zhu and Dr. Francesca Pernice
  • Dissertation: Constructing a Well-Being: Exploring Knowledge Construction in DBT Skills Training Using Art and Activity Theory
  • Date: April 25, 2022
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
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Public Notice of Final Defense for Winter 2022

Doctor of Education Candidate: Deborah A. Gibson

  • Major: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
  • Advisor: Dr. Sarah Lenhoff
  • Committee: Dr. Ben Pogodzinski, Dr. Erica Edwards and Dr. Loraleigh Keashly
  • Dissertation: The Influence of Role Beliefs on Faculty-to-Staff Bullying in Michigan Colleges & Universities
  • Date: April 4, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
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Doctor of Education Candidate: Ssalah Hrhor

  • Major: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Advisor: Dr. Christina DeNicolo
  • Committee: Dr. Jasmine Ulmer and Dr. Sandra Gonzales
  • Dissertation: Libyan Students' Learning and Culture: Issues and Challenges from Parents' Perspectives
  • Date: April 1, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.
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Doctor of Education Candidate: LaSondra Dawn

  • Major: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
  • Advisor: Dr. Ben Pogodzinski
  • Committee: Dr. William Hill, Dr. Carla Harting, Dr. Carolyn Shields and Dr. Monte Piliawsky
  • Dissertation: The Influence of Faculty Support on First-Time Master's Student Satisfaction
  • Date: March 25, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Amy Dereczyk

  • Major: Learning Design & Technology
  • Advisor: Dr. Ke Zhang
  • Committee: Dr. Meina Zhu, Dr. Ingrid Guerra-Lopez and Dr. David Amponsah
  • Dissertation: Point of Care Ultrasound in Physician Assistant Programs in the United States:  A Mixed Methods Study
  • Date: March 11, 2022
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.

Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Valerie Smith

  • Major: Kinesiology - Exercise and Sport Studies
  • Advisor: Dr. Tamara Hew-Butler
  • Committee: Dr. Whitney Moore, Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Brian Rider
  • Dissertation: Monitoring Training Load and Recovery of NCAA College Football Athletes
  • Date: March 11, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Location/Virtual Presentations:
    • In-Person: COE #55 – Dr. Hew-Butler's Exercise Physiology Lab
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Chandler Wentz

  • Major: Kinesiology
  • Advisor: Dr. Leah Ketcheson
  • Committee: Dr. Andrea Eisman, Dr. Bo Shen and Dr. Krista Clancy
  • Dissertation: A Virtual Behavioral Training Program for Caregivers to Promote Positive Behavioral Outcomes in Children on the Autism Spectrum
  • Date: March 4, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Rehab Alahmadi

  • Major: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
  • Advisor: Dr. Ben Pogodzinski
  • Committee: Dr. Sarah Lenhoff, Dr. Carla Harting and Dr. Monte Piliawsky
  • Dissertation: Bullying Prevalence and Prevention in Saudi Schools
  • Date: March 1, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Kathryn Knoff

  • Major: Kinesiology - Community Health
  • Advisor: Dr. Noel Kulik
  • Committee: Dr. Whitney Moore, Dr. Jeanne Barcelona and Rachael Dombrowski
  • Dissertation: Assessing Weight Gain Anxiety and Weight-Related Behaviors in Emerging Adulthood
  • Date: February 17, 2022
  • Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Sara Dalo

  • Major: Learning Design & Technology
  • Advisor: Dr. Ingrid Guerra-Lopez
  • Committee: Dr. Ke Zhang, Dr. Francesca Pernice and Dr. Shannon Sibbald
  • Dissertation: A Mixed-Methods Study on the Role of Feedback in an Interprofessional Healthcare Team
  • Date: February 1, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Kyle Moxley

  • Major: Educational Evaluation and Research
  • Advisor: Dr. Stephen Hillman
  • Committee: Dr. Barry Markman, Dr. Rusty McIntyre and Paul Johnson
  • Dissertation: A Review of Sample Size and Design Efficacy in Crossover Design in Peer-Reviewed Psychology Research
  • Date: December 17, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.
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Public Notice of Final Defense for Fall 2021

Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Rachel Goutman

  • Major: Counseling Psychology
  • Advisor: Dr. Cheryl Somers
  • Committee: Dr. Sarah Kiperman, Dr. Lauren Mangus and Dr. David Merolla
  • Dissertation: Ecological Predictors of Sexual Well-Being in Women
  • Date: November 19, 2021
  • Time: 1:30 p.m.
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Doctor of Education Candidate: Joslyn Shannon-Harmon

  • Major: Special Education
  • Advisor: Dr. Susan Gabel
  • Committee: Dr. Asli Ozgun-Koca, Dr. Theodoto Ressa and Dr. Carla Harting
  • Dissertation: Vocational Compliance Teachers in the Dallas Independent School District's Comprehensive High Schools Perspectives on Their Roles, Responsibilities, and Challenges in Connecting Students in Modified Curricula to External Agencies That Support Post-School Success
  • Date: October 20, 2021
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.
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Doctor of Education Candidate: Namrata Murthy

  • Major: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
  • Advisor: Dr. Ben Pogodzinski
  • Committee: Dr. William Hill, Dr. Monte Piliawsky and Dr. Jeffrey Potoff
  • Dissertation: Examining Academic and Demographic Characteristics to Retain and Graduate Engineering Students at a Mid-Western Public University
  • Date: October 19, 2021
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Daniel Roeske

  • Major: Learning Design & Technology
  • Advisor: Dr. Monica Tracey
  • Committee: Dr. Ke Zhang, Dr. Meine Zhu and Dr. Jon Dean
  • Dissertation: Learner Motivation in Corporate Training Synchronous Virtual Webinars
  • Date: October 14, 2021
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Bree Bode

  • Major: Kinesiology
  • Advisor: Dr. Rachel Dombrowski
  • Committee: Dr. Mariane Fahlman, Dr. Noel Kulik and Dr. Jasmine Ulmer
  • Dissertation: Exploring the Implication of School Food Policy Interpretation on Public Health Outcomes of School-Aged Youth
  • Date: October 14, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Kristina Jurkovic

  • Major: Counseling
  • Advisor: Dr. John Pietrofesa
  • Committee: Dr. Thomas Michalos, Dr. Shirley Mack and Dr. Anita Welch
  • Dissertation: Problem Solving, Attachment, and Anxiety in Motor Vehicle Accident Survivors with PTSD
  • Date: October 11, 2021
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Jacqueline Daugherty

  • Major: Learning Design & Technology
  • Advisor: Dr. Monica Tracey
  • Committee: Dr. Ke Zhang, Dr. Meine Zhu and Dr. Marick Masters
  • Dissertation: Labor Union Women and Leadership: Using Labor Education to Build Female Leadership Participation for a Stronger Labor Movement
  • Date: October 8, 2021
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Lotfi Kerzabi

  • Major: Educational Evaluation & Research
  • Advisor: Dr. Shlomo Sawilowsky and Dr. Jasmine Ulmer
  • Committee: Dr. Monte Piliawsky, Dr. Barry Markman and Dr. Michael Lance
  • Dissertation: A Maximum Test of Three Non-Parametric Two-Sample Procedures for Ordinal Data
  • Date: September 30, 2021
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
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Doctor of Education Candidate: Liza Lagman Sperl

  • Major: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
  • Advisor: Dr. Carolyn Shields
  • Committee: Dr. Michael Addonizio and Dr. Elizabeth Perkin McQuillen
  • Dissertation: Effects of Merit Aid on Transfer Student Time to Degree at a Four-Year, Urban, Public University
  • Date: September 7, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Mario Vassallo

  • Major: Kinesiology
  • Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Martin
  • Committee: Dr. Nate McCaughtry, Dr. Jeanne Barcelona and Dr. Tracy Olrich
  • Dissertation: Perceptions of Anabolic-androgenic Steroid Use Over a 20 Year Period
  • Date: September 1, 2021
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
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Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Henry Tyszka

  • Major: Special Education
  • Co-Advisors: Dr. Thomas Edwards and Dr. Jasmine Ulmer
  • Committee: Dr. Susan Gabel, Dr. Carla Harting and Dr. Michael Kral
  • Dissertation: An Inquiry Into the Relationship Between Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired and Suicide
  • Date: September 1, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.
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Conduct of the Doctoral Dissertation Public Lecture Presentation and Defense

The Doctoral Dissertation Public Lecture Presentation and Defense has three phases: the public lecture presentation and defense; a private meeting of the dissertation committee with the candidate; and the evaluation of the candidate's performance by the dissertation committee, in the absence of the audience and the candidate.

The Public Lecture Presentation and Defense

In the public presentation and defense, the candidate is expected to share the results of his/her dissertation research with the audience and the dissertation committee. This lecture or presentation may vary in length depending on the circumstances or discipline. Its conduct shall be under the jurisdiction of the candidate's dissertation advisor, serving as the Graduate Examiner. At the end of this public lecture or presentation, the dissertation committee members, as well as members of the audience, are encouraged to direct to the candidate questions pertaining to the presentation or research.

The Dissertation Advisory Committee's Meeting with the Candidate

At the conclusion of the public presentation and defense, the dissertation committee members meet privately with the candidate to pose further questions about the candidate's research or to address issues related to the dissertation manuscript. The Graduate Examiner presides at this meeting.

The Evaluation of the Candidate's Performance

Following completion of the public presentation and defense and the private meeting of the candidate with the committee, the dissertation committee members, in the absence of the candidate and audience, discuss the candidate's performance and decide whether or not he/she has passed the defense. If the candidate will need to make extensive corrections to the manuscript (ones requiring more than ten days), he/she should not be passed. The Graduate Examiner chairs the discussion and communicates the result to the candidate.

Graduate Examiners

The Graduate Examiner is usually the major advisor and chair of the Committee. The doctoral candidate reserves the right to request from the Graduate Director of the College, the appointment of a Graduate Examiner. All such requests must be made in writing at least two weeks in advance of the final defense. A Graduate Examiner may also be appointed at the discretion of the Graduate Director of the College.

The Graduate Examiner is the presiding officer and is responsible for the conduct of the examination. The Dissertation Public Lecture Presentation and Defense may not be convened until all members of the Committee are present, nor may any committee member leave until the presentation is concluded. After the examination, the Graduate Examiner shall excuse the candidate until the committee has prepared its report. If the candidate has failed, the Graduate Examiner Graduate Examiner shall indicate to the candidate and to the Graduate Education Office (under "Recommendations") what additional work the candidate must do before a second examination is held. The second examination may not be held until at least one academic term had elapsed, but must be held within one calendar year following the first examination. Results of the second examination are considered final.

If during the Dissertation Public Lecture Presentation and Defense, any inappropriate incident occurs, or if any serious controversy between members of the Committee develops, or inappropriate informality is evident, the Graduate Examiner shall intervene, excuse the candidate, resolve the issue, and secure assent as to procedure before recalling the candidate and resuming the examination. If the issue cannot be resolved satisfactorily, the examination shall be recessed or postponed, and the problem referred to the Graduate Director of the College.