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Dissertation Defenses

Spring 2018

Student Name Title of Dissertation Committee College/Program Date, Time, Location
Christopher Holtkamp Social Capital, Place Identity, and Economic Outcomes in Appalachia Dr. Russell Weaver, Chair
Dr. David R. Butler
Dr. Ron Hagelman
Dr. Colleen Myles
Dr. Robert Perdue
College of Liberal Arts - Geography February 26, 2018
12:30 p.m.
ELA 344
Owusu Boakye The Kitchen Is No Longer Our Place: The Lived Experience of Ghanaian Female STEM Lecturers And Professors’ Doctoral Journey Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon, Chair
Dr. Clarena Larrotta
Dr. Rose M. Pulliam
Dr. Robert F. Reardon
College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education March 6, 2018
2:00 p.m.
ASB-S 309
Reni Bibriven Lila Landslide Hazard Modeling in Ventura and Santa Barbara Countries, California Using Multi-Tiered Geospatial Data Analysis Dr. Ronald Hagelman, Chair
Dr. David R. Butler
Dr. Ben Zhan
Dr. Graham Tobin
College of Liberal Arts - Environmental Geography March 7, 2018
1:00 p.m.
ELA 344
Ted Ingwersen Synergistic Supervision Strategies of Mid-Level Professionals in Student Affairs Dr. Clarena Larrotta, Chair
Dr. Jennifer A. Beck
Dr. Robert F. Reardon
Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education March 8, 2018
1:30 p.m.
ASB-S 309
Deborah Rang Exploring the Perceptions of Principals and District Leaders Regarding the Co-Framing of Social Justice Leadership and Equity Dr. Steve P Gordon, Chair
Dr. Michael Boone
Dr. Michael P. O’Malley
Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon
College of Education - School Improvement March 9, 2018
10:00 a.m.
ASB-S 309
Susan Croteau Leading for Equity: An Exploration of Individual and Institutional Supports for Teacher Activism Dr. Michael P. O'Malley, Chair
Dr. Steve Gordon
Dr. Larry Price
Dr. Brandon Beck
College of Education - School Improvement March 9, 2018
1:00 p.m.
ASB-S 309
Raju Ahmed Growth and Characterization of Nitride Semiconductors on Chemical Vapor Deposited Diamond Dr. Edwin Piner, Chair
Dr. Mark Holtz
Dr. Alex Zakhidov
Dr. Casey Smith
Dr. Christopher Engdahl
College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization March 20, 2018
9:00 a.m.
RFM 2243
Theresa V. Hoang Growth Mindset and Task Value Interventions in College Algebra Dr. Taylor Acee, Chair
Dr. Jodi Holschuh
Dr. Eric Paulson
Dr. Alexander White
College of Education - Developmental Education March 22, 2018
2:00 p.m.
ASBN 402
Sarah Uphoff Penning Possibilities: The Impact of Spoken Word in the Lives of Adult Learners Dr. Clarena Larrotta, Chair
Dr. Miguel A. Guajardo
Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
Dr. Arlene F. Serrano
College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education March 23, 2018
3:00 p.m.
ASB-S 309
Caroline McClure Significance and Influence of the National Geographic Society Alliance Network on K-12 Geography Education, 1986-2011: A Historical Narrative Dr. Richard Boehm, Chair
Dr. Denise Blanchard
Dr. Ronald Brown
Dr. Richard Earl
College of Liberal Arts - Geographic Education March 26, 2018
9:00 a.m.
ELA 344
Darolyn Flaggs Campus Racial Climate Matters, Sense of Belonging Matters More: Modeling Pathways to Persistence for Students in Developmental Mathematics Dr. Taylor Acee, Chair
Dr. Jodi Holschuh
Dr. Eric Paulson
Dr. Samuel Obara
College of Education - Developmental Education March 27, 2018
11:30 a.m.
ELA 4044
Ruojing Wang Scholz Space-Time Modeling of Urban Population Daily Travel-Activity Patterns Using GPS Trajectory Data Dr. Yongmei Lu, Chair
Dr. T. Edwin Chow
Dr. Denise Blanchard
Dr. Jean-Claude Thill
College of Liberal Arts - Geographic Information Science March 30, 2018
10:00 a.m.
ELA 344

Natalie Hendrix

Fluffy Women of Color: Examining The Identities of Plus Size Latina and African American Women Through
a Lens of Intersectionality

Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon, Chair
Dr. Joellen Coryell
Dr. Clarena Larrotta
Dr. Robert Reardon
College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education March 30, 2018
3:00 p.m.
ASBS 309
Enes Akbuga Motivation Intervention Through Science and Engineering Integrated Calculus Tasks Dr. M. Alejandra Sorto, Chair
Dr. Taylor W. Acee
Dr. Jennifer Czocher
Dr. Susan Morey
Dr. Sharon Strickland
College of Science and Engineering April 2, 2018
12:00 p.m.
DERR 227
Vanessa Terrell Dialogue and Difference: Facilitating Difficult Dialogues in the Learning Environment Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon, Chair
Dr. Joellen Coryell
Dr. Clarena Larrotta
Dr. Michael O'Malley
College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education April 3, 2018
2:00 p.m.
ASBS 309
Joni J. Lindsey Evolving Mathematical Identity in Post-Secondary Students Dr. Alexander White, Chair
Dr. Gilbert Cuevas
Dr. Samuel Obara
Dr. Eleanor Close
College of Science and Engineering - Mathematics Education April 4, 2018
9:00 a.m.
MCS 473
Guixing Wei Assessment of Personal Exposure to Air Pollution Based on Trajectory Data Dr. Ben Zhan, Chair
Dr. Yongmei Lu
Dr. Alexander Savelyev
Dr. Michael Kramer
College of Liberal Arts - Geographic Information Science May 4, 2018
2:00 p.m.
ELA 384

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