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Summer 2018 

Student Name Title of Dissertation Committee College/Program Date, Time, Location

Alicia Hill

Yes, Virginia, There Is Democracy: A Critical Ethnographic Case Study on Voice, Democracy, and Childhood in a Democratic School

Dr. Melissa A. Martinez, chair
Dr. Patricia Guerra
Dr. Timothy Kinard
Dr. Michael O'Malley
College of Education – School Improvement August 3, 2018
1 p.m.
ASBS 309
Ioannis Kamarinas Geospatial Analyses of Terrestrial-Aquatic Connections across New Zealand and Their Influence on River Water Quality Dr. Jason Julian, Chair
Dr. Ben Zhan
Dr. Kimberly Meitzen
Dr. Kirsten de Beurs
College of Liberal Arts – Geographic Information Science July 3, 2018
2 p.m.
ELA 344

Jonah Mutua

Motivation, Anxiety, and Work Ethic as Mediators Between Cognitive-Activation Instruction and Mathematics and Science Performance

Dr. Taylor Acee, Chair
Dr. Emily Payne
Dr. Samuel Obara
Dr. Larry Price

College of Education – Developmental Education July 3, 2018
12:30 p.m.
Education Building, 3070

Jocabed G. Marquez

A Longitudinal Investigation of Language and Executive Function on Mathematics and Science Achievement in Early Childhood Dr. Larry Price, Co-chair
Dr. Melissa A. Martinez, Co-chair
Dr. Shetay N. Ashford 
Dr. Marialena Rivera
College of Education – School Improvement June 28, 2018
2 p.m.
ASBS 309

Sonalee Bhattacharyya

Investigating How an Informal Summer Program can Sustain Teachers in their Profession Dr. Max Warshauer, Chair
Dr. Hiroko Warshauer
Dr. Sharon Strickland
Dr. Luz Maldonado
College of Science and Engineering – Mathematics Education June 19, 2018
3:30 p.m.
DERR 120
Lauren VanderLind Identity Development, Stigma, and Academic Resilience in College Students with Mental Illness Dr. Sonya Armstrong, Chair
Dr. Taylor Acee
Dr. Eric Paulson
Dr. Deborah Balzhiser
Dr. Darren Lund
College of Education – Developmental Education June 15, 2018
9 a.m.
ASBN 407

Sherri Mora

Structural Defects in Texas Lawmaking that Yield Unsatisfactory Results for Hispanic Citizens: An Analysis of Law and Rules Related to College and Career Readiness Standards

Dr. Ann K. Brooks, Chair
Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
Dr. Melissa A. Martinez
Dr. Howard R. Balanoff

College of Education –
Adult, Professional, and Community Education
June 14, 2018
11:30 a.m.
ASBS 309

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