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Summer 2019

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

Jerome Lager

Establishing a Texas Charter School: A Case Study of KI Charter Academy Dr. Melissa A. Martinez
Dr. Barry J. Aidman
Dr. Rubén Garza
Dr. Sarah Nelson Baray
College of Education - School Improvement July 29, 2019
11 a.m.
ASBS 309

Upendra Bom

Assessing Nepalese Farmers' Perceptions of Climate Change, Its Impacts, and Their Adaptation Options in Lower Mustang, Nepal Dr. John Tiefenbacher
Dr. Richard Earl
Dr. Sarah Blue
Dr. Barbara Brower
College of Liberal Arts - Geography July 25, 2019
1 p.m.
ELA 344

Yolanda Reyes Guevara

Understanding Persistence of the Latino/a Adult Student at the Community College Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
Dr. Ann Brooks
Dr. Robert Reardon
Dr. Arlene Serrano Ramos
College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education July 8, 2019
10 a.m.
ASBS 309

Kevin Collins

Living with and Learning About Asthma on the College Campus Dr. Joellen E. Coryell
Dr. Robert F. Reardon
Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
Dr. Christopher Russian
College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education June 28, 2019
10 a.m.
ASBS 309

Mehedhi Hasan

Methylammonium Acetate Assisted Deposition of Hybrid Halide Perovskite for Efficient Devices Dr. Alexander Zakhidov 
Dr. Edwin Piner
Dr. Wilhelmus Geerts
Dr. Casey Smith
Dr. William Chittenden
College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization June 27, 2019
2 p.m.
RFM 3219A

Francesco Zignol

Water in a Changing Climate: Montana's Flathead Indian Reservation, 1961-2100 Dr. Alberto Giordano
Dr. Jennifer Jensen
Dr. Richard Dixon
Dr. Thom Hardy
College of Liberal Arts - Geographic Information Science June 26, 2019
1:30 p.m.
ELA 344

Zachary Nolen

A Consideration into Ways Biology-Based Student Organizations Facilitate Participation in STEM Dr. Kristy Daniel
Dr. Carrie Bucklin
Dr. Ivan Castro-Arellano
Dr. Paula Williamson
Dr. Eleanor Close
College of Science and Engineering - Aquatic Resources and Integrative Biology June 26, 2019
11 a.m.
SUP 257

Md Anwar Siddique

Diamond on GaN: Heterointerface and Thermal Transport Dr. Edwin Piner
Dr. Mark Holtz
Dr. Ravindranath Droopad
Dr. Casey Smith
Dr. Harlan R. Harris
College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization June 25, 2019
1 p.m.
RFM 3219A

Kee Yoon Noh

Relevance of Routine Activity Variables for Understanding the Spatial Distribution of Residential Burglary and General Outdoor Assault in Dongjak District in Seoul, South Korea Dr. Mark Stafford
Dr. Bob E. Vasquez
Dr. Lucia Summers
Dr. Yongmei Lu
College of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice June 24, 2019
10:30 a.m.
HINE 105
Danette Myers Narratives of Black Older Women Communicating with Healthcare Professionals

Dr. Clarena Larrotta
Dr. Joellen E. Coryell
Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
Dr. Megan Trad

College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education

June 21, 2019
1 p.m.
ASBS 309

Alicia Garcia

Never Again, I am Latina: Single Gender Catholic School and Leadership Development of Latinas Dr. Patricia Guerra
Dr. Miguel Guajardo 
Dr. Bergeron Harris
Dr. Melissa Martinez
College of Education - School Improvement

June 21, 2019
10 a.m.
ASBS 309

Joshua Fagan

Validating Validity for Assessing Validity: An Assessment of ITP Student's Ability to Validate Mathematical Arguments Dr. Alexander White
Dr. Kate Melhuish
Dr. Sharon Strickland
Dr. Keith Weber
College of Science and Engineering - Mathematics Education June 12, 2019
11:30 a.m.
DERR 122

Kevin Leverenz

A Tale of Four Cities: Evaluating the Impact of Assessment Centers on Police Promotion Processes by Rank, Sex, and Race Dr. Christine Sellers
Dr. Brian Withrow
Dr. Wesley Jennings
Dr. Ken Peak
College of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice

June 10, 2019
3:30 p.m.
HINES 103

Santos Retta Cortez Jr.

The Impact of Veteran Peer-Tutoring on Mathematics Course Performance Dr. Taylor Acee
Dr. David Caverly
Dr. Sonya Armstrong 
Dr. Cynthia Plotts
College of Education - Developmental Education June 10, 2019
1 p.m.
ASBN 407

Merih Ugurel Kamisli

Acculturation Experiences of Syrian Muslim Refugee Women in the U.S.: Intersectionality of Nationality, Religion, Gender, and Refugee Status Dr. Ann K. Brooks
Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon
Dr. Cheryl Fulton
Dr. Arlene Serrano Ramos
College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education June 10, 2019
1 p.m.
ASBS 309

Nathan R. Steenport

School Experiences of Non-Medicated Children Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Dr. Patricia Guerra
Dr. Barry Aidman
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dr. Maneka Brooks
College of Education - School Improvement

June 7, 2019
1 p.m.
ASBS 309

Cade Smith

Leadership Practices of Selected Texas Public School Superintendents Pursuing Their District's Vision and Mission in an Environment of High-Stakes Testing Dr. Barry J. Aidman
Dr. Denise Collier
Dr. Steve P. Gordon
Dr. Bergeron Harris
College of Education - School Improvement June 5, 2019
9 a.m.
ASBS 309

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

    Christophor J. Galloway

    Building 21st Century Educational Leaders: A Multiple Case Study of Successful University–District Partnerships for Principal Preparation Dr. Stephen P. Gordon
    Dr. James W. Koschoreck
    Dr. Barry Aidman
    Dr. Denise Collier
    Dr. Bergeron Harris
    College of Education - School Improvement May 17, 2019
    3 p.m.
    ASBS 309

    Susan Street

    The Viability of Social Media for Communicating Risk: Interpretations of Experiences during 2017 Hurricane Harvey through Phenomenography Dr. Denise Blanchard
    Dr. Richard Dixon
    Dr. Colleen Myles
    Dr. Emily Payne
    College of Liberal Arts - Environmental Geography

    May 16, 2019
    10 a.m.
    ELA 344

    Shari Knippa

    Mirror, Mirror…Who is the Fairest of Them All? – Beyond Zero Tolerance: Teachers' Perspectives of Restorative Justice Dr. Melissa Martinez
    Dr. Patricia Guerra
    Dr. Stephen Gordon 
    Dr. Hilary Lustick 
    College of Education - School Improvement May 15, 2019
    10 a.m.
    ASBS 309

    Xujiao Wang

    The Effectiveness of Location-Based Social Media for Activity Space Modeling Dr. Yihong Yuan
    Dr. Yongmei Lu
    Dr. Alexander Savelyev
    Dr. Byron Gao
    College of Liberal Arts - Geographic Information Science May 13, 2019
    12:30 p.m.
    ELA 344

    James Buratti

    A Geographic Framework for Assessing Neolocalism: The Case of Texas Hard Cider Dr. Ronald Hagelman
    Dr. Colleen Myles
    Dr. Eric Sarmiento
    Dr. Stephen Schnell
    Liberal Arts - Environmental Geography May 13, 2019
    10 a.m.
    ELA 344

    Shelley Burleson

    GIScience for Genocide Studies and Methods for Handling and Analyzing Geohistorical Data Dr. Alberto Giordano
    Dr. Ronald Hagelman
    Dr. Yongmei Lu
    Dr. Simone Gigliotti
    College of Liberal Arts - Geography

    April 9, 2019
    9 a.m.
    ELA 344

    Kyle Muller

    Probation Officer - Probationer Relationships and Their Effect on Compliance and Recidivism Dr. Scott Bowman
    Dr. Christine Sellers
    Dr. Bob E. Vasquez
    Dr. Joy Pollock
    Dr. Patrick Kennealy
    College of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice April 8, 2019
    4 p.m.
    HINE 103
    Benjamin Grijalva A Comparative Policy Analysis of Three States in Policies Relating to Parent and Community Engagement Dr. Miguel Guajardo
    Dr. Clarena Larrotta
    Dr. Marialena Rivera
    Dr. Monica Valadez
    College of Education - School Improvement April 8, 2019
    1 p.m.
    ASBS 309

    Barbara Jane Paris

    Lessons Left to Learn: A School Shooting Case Study Dr. Melissa Martinez
    Dr. Barry J Aidman
    Dr. Sarah Baray
    Dr. Bergeron Harris
    College of Education - School Improvement

    April 5, 2019
    3 p.m.
    ASBS 308

    Joseph V. Green

    Student Voice Reimagined: High School Students Creating a True School Democracy Through Participatory Action Research Dr. Clarena Larrotta
    Dr. Miguel A. Guajardo
    Dr. James W. Koschoreck
    Dr. Melissa A. Martinez
    College of Education - School Improvement

    April 5, 2019
    1 p.m.
    ASBS 309

    William Crooks

    Narratives of Refugee Resettlement Workers: The Impact of Recent Policy Changes on Refugee Resettlement Dr. Clarena Larrotta
    Dr. Joellen E. Coryell
    Dr. Melissa A. Martinez
    Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
    College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education April 4, 2019
    9 a.m.
    ASBS 309

    Zhaochen Song

    Chinese Middle School Mathematics Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Cultural Beliefs Towards Teaching Dr. M. Alejandra Sorto
    Dr. Hiroko K. Warshauer
    Dr. Robert Sigley
    Dr. Melissa A. Martinez
    College of Science and Engineering - Mathematics Education April 1, 2019
    2 p.m.
    Alkek 105-106

    Norma Reyes

    The Life Stories and Career Development of Executive Latinas in Higher Education Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
    Dr. Michelle M. Lopez
    Dr. Melissa A. Martinez
    Dr. Robert F. Reardon
    College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education

    April 1, 2019
    11 a.m.
    ASBS 309

    Joan Parrott Fossil Angiosperm Woods from the Jose Creek Member of the McRae Formation Dr. Paula Williamson
    Dr. Garland Upchurch, Jr.
    Dr. Chris Nice
    Dr. Lisa Boucher
    Dr. Cindy Looy
    College of Science and Engineering - Aquatic Resources and Integrative Biology April 1, 2019
    9:30 a.m.
    SUP 153

    Faisal Anzah

    The Anthropogeomorphic Impacts of Camping Activities and Livestock Enclosures on Zoogeomorphological Processes and Activity in the Kuwaiti Desert Dr. David Butler
    Dr. Richard Dixon
    Dr. Jason Julian
    Dr. Clayton Whitesides
    College of Liberal Arts - Geography March 29, 2019
    12 p.m.
    ELA 344
    Michael Opoku Preparation of Layered Carbon-Based Nanomaterials Via Thermochemical Treatment Dr. Gary W. Beall
    Dr. Christopher P. Rhodes
    Dr. William T. Chittenden
    Dr. Alexander Zakhidov
    Dr. L. Kevin Lewis
    College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization March 28, 2019
    3 p.m.
    CENT 331
    Mark Deka The Geography of Farmworker Health: A Mixed Methods Exploratory Analysis of Chronic Disease Dr. Alberto Giordano
    Dr. Ronald Hagelman
    Dr. Yongmei Lu
    Tonya Oyana
    College of Liberal Arts - Geography March 27, 2019
    9 a.m.
    ELA 344
    Dave Ruppel Factors Influencing Community Structure  of Riverine Organisms: Implications for Imperiled Species Management Dr. Timothy Bonner
    Dr. Noland Martin
    Dr. Kenneth Ostrand
    Dr. Jim Stoeckel
    Dr. Joseph Veech
    College of Science and Engineering - Aquatic Resources and Integrative Biology March 26, 2019
    2 p.m.
    FAB 102

    Aaron J. Vohl

    The Effect of Mandated School Reform Strategies on Teacher Working Conditions and Student Learning in a Secondary School Designated “Improvement Required” by the Texas Education Agency Dr. Michael P. O'Malley
    Dr. Steve Gordon
    Dr. Patricia Guerra
    Dr. Melissa Martinez
    College of Education - School Improvement March 26, 2019
    12 p.m.
    ASBS 332

    Amber Sarker

    "Part of the Family:" Understanding the Perceptions and Experiences of Students and Faculty in a Culturally-Inclusive Learning Community Located in a Texas Community College Dr. Eric Paulson
    Dr. Sonya Armstrong
    Dr. Michael Boucher
    Dr. Emily Miller Payne
    Dr. Emily Summers
    College of
    Education - Developmental Education

    March 25, 2019
    2:30 p.m.
    ASBN 408

    Isaac Torres Compulsion and Volition: A Genealogy of the U.S. High-School Dropout (1918-2018) Dr. Miguel A. Guajardo
    Dr. Melissa A. Martinez
    Dr. Marialena Rivera
    Dr. James Scheurich
    College of Education - School Improvement

    March 25, 2019
    12 p.m.
    ASBS 309

    Mithil Mazumder

    Characterization of Crack Sealant Materials and Implementation Techniques Dr. Soon-Jae Lee
    Dr. Vedaraman Sriraman
    Dr. Yoo-Jae Kim
    Dr. Craig Hanks
    Dr. Federico Aguayo
    College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization March 15, 2019
    10 a.m.
    RFM 2243
    Daniel Perry Assessing the Influence of Community College Course Selection Pathways on Transfer Student Persistence: A Model for Comparative Evaluation Dr. Larry Price
    Dr. Robert Reardon
    Dr. Melissa Martinez
    Dr. Jen Beck
    College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education March 8, 2019
    10:30 a.m.
    ED 4056
    Richard Pelton Inclusion Through Intercultural Approaches to Education: School and Community Programs for Refuge Integration Dr. Miguel A. Guajardo
    Dr. Clarena Larrotta
    Dr. Marialena Rivera
    Dr. Patricia Sanchez
    College of Education - School Improvement

    March 5, 2019
    1 p.m.
    ASBS 309

    Megan Krou

    Student Motivation and Academic Dishonesty: A Meta-Analytic Investigation

    Dr. Jodi Holschuh
    Dr. Carlton Fong
    Dr. Taylor Acee
    Dr. Hongwei Yu

    College of
    Education - Developmental Education

    March 4, 2019
    3:30 p.m.
    ASBN 408
    James Cleveland From Combat to Caregiver

    Dr. Joellen E. Coryell
    Dr. David A. Byrd
    Dr. Robert F. Reardon
    Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon

    College of Education -  Adult, Professional, and Community Education

    March 4, 2019
    10:30 a.m.
    ASBS 309

    Monica Ruiz-Mills Conducting the Symphony: How a School District Superintendent Uses Complexity Theory for Creative Leadership Dr. Duncan Waite
    Dr. Susan Field Waite
    Dr. Barry Aidman
    Dr. Bruce Uhrmacher
    College of Education - School Improvement February 28, 2019
    2 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Terrance McClain Advising African-American Males: From the Advisor's Perspective Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon
    Dr. Joellen Coryell
    Dr. Russ Hodges
    Dr. Mattyna Stephens
    College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education

    February 20, 2019
    1 p.m.
    ED 4061

    Bill Sandel Perceptions of Police Use of Force: A Comparison between Citizens and Police Officers Dr. Mark Stafford
    Dr. Bob E. Vasquez
    Dr. Pete Blair
    Dr. Geoffrey Alpert
    College of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice February 13, 2019
    3 p.m.
    Hill House Conference Room

    Cristella Rivera Diaz

    Effects on Students' Self-Efficacy in a Mathematics Bridge Program

    Dr. Russell Hodges
    Dr. Eric Paulson
    Dr. Taylor Acee
    Dr. Belinda Flores

    College of
    Education - Developmental Education

    February 12, 2019
    1 p.m.
    ED 3070

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

    Md Niaz Morshed

    Childhood Cancer Disparities in Texas

    Dr. Ben Zhan, chair
    Dr. Russell Weaver
    Dr. Ronald Hagelman
    Dr. Li Zhu

    College of
    Liberal Arts –Geographic Information Science

    Dec 12, 2018
    9 a.m.
    ELA 344

    He Jin

    Examining the Geography of Food Deserts and Food Swamps in Austin, Texas

    Dr. Yongmei Lu, chair
    Dr. Ben Zhan
    Dr. Russell Weaver
    Dr. Tonny Oyana
    Dr. Lesli Biediger-Friedman

    College of
    Liberal Arts –Geographic Information Science

    Dec 11, 2018
    9 a.m.
    ELA 344

    Son Young Kim

    An Integrative Approach to the Ecology and Evolution of Alternative Reproductive Tactics in Male Sailfin Mollies, Poecilia Latipinna

    Dr. Caitlin Gabor, chair
    Dr. Andrea Aspbury
    Dr. Chris Nice
    Dr. Ryan Earley
    Dr. Felix Breden

    College of
    Science and Engineering –Aquatic Resources and Integrative Biology

    Nov 13, 2018
    2 p.m.
    Ingram Hall 03203

    Joann Zadrozny

    An Analysis of the Alignment between National and State Geography Standards

    Dr. Richard Boehm, chair
    Dr. Denise Blanchard
    Dr. Richard Dixon
    Dr. Emily Payne
    College of Liberal Arts – Geographic Education Nov 12, 2018
    10:30 a.m.
    ELA 344

    Michele L. Crawford

    An Analysis of the Effects of Photosynthetically Active Radiation and Recreation Induced Turbidity in the San Marcos River on the Vegetative Growth of Texas Wild Rice (Zizania texana Hitchc.)

    Dr. Thomas B. Hardy, chair
    Dr. Tina M. Cade
    Dr. Robert D. Doyle
    Dr. David E. Lemke
    Dr. Weston H. Nowlin
    Dr. Paula S. Williamson
    College of Science and Engineering – Aquatic Resources and Integrative Biology Nov 6, 2018
    8:30 a.m.
    FAB 130

    Devanda Lek

    A Study of Micro-Mechanical Punching of Through-Holes for the Interconnection of Polymer Microfluidic Devices

    Dr. Byoung Hee You, chair
    Dr. Namwon Kim
    Dr. Yoo Jae Kim
    Dr. In-Hyouk Song
    Dr.Vedaraman Sriraman 
    College of Science and Engineering – Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Nov 2, 2018
    3 p.m.
    RFM 2243

    Andrew Minor Baker

    Patterns and Predictors of Emerging School Leaders: An Examination of Factors Impacting Initial Principalship Job Attainment

    Dr. Patricia Guerra, co-chair
    Dr. Larry Price, co-chair
    Dr. James W. Koschoreck
    Dr. Bergeron Harris
    College of Education – School Improvement Nov 2, 2018
    12:30 p.m.
    ASBS 309

    Juan Jacinto Hernandez

    We Carve the River by Propelling: An Intergenerational Narrative on the Influence of Texas Bilingual Policy on the Lives and Practices of Three Mexican-American Educators

    Dr. Miguel A. Guajardo, chair
    Dr. Clarena Larrotta
    Dr. Stephen Gordon
    Dr. Francisco F. Guajardo
    College of Education – School Improvement Oct 31, 2018
    2 p.m.
    ASBS 309

    Travis Mutscher

    Principals Living Restorative Practices: A Journey of Hope, Passion, and Justice

    Dr. Miguel A. Guajardo, chair
    Dr. Clarena Larrotta
    Dr. Bergeron Harris
    Dr. Hilary Lustick
    College of Education – School Improvement Oct 31, 2018
    11 a.m.
    ASBS 309

    Peter Price

    Deep in the Heart of Texas: An Examination of the Social and Emotional Learning Programs and Practices in the 
    Lone Star State’s Public School Districts

    Dr. Barry Aidman, chair
    Dr. Michael P. O'Malley
    Dr. Bergeron Harris
    Dr. Denise Collier
    College of Education – School Improvement Oct 29, 2018
    1 p.m.
    ASBS 309

    Leo Colegio

    School Micropolitics: Understanding and Preparing for Common Micropolitical Challenges that Novice Principals Encounter in K-12 Schools

    Dr. Michael P. O'Malley, chair
    Dr. Barry Aidman
    Dr. Joellen Coryell
    Dr. Clarena Larrotta
    College of Education – School Improvement Oct 29, 2018
    10 a.m.
    ASBS 309

    Katherine Bell

    The Genomics of Speciation

    Dr. Chris Nice, chair
    Dr. Noland Martin
    Dr. Jim Ott
    Dr. Jim Fordyce 
    Dr. Darrin C. Hulsey
    College of Science and Engineering – Aquatic Resources Oct 29, 2018
    9 a.m.
    SUP 153

    Shannon Luis

    I Have a Voice So Listen: Principal Perception of the Texas Accountability Intervention System (TAIS)

    Dr. Melissa Martinez, chair
    Dr. Carol Harle
    Dr. Stephen Gordon
    Dr. Barry Aidman
    College of Education – School Improvement Oct 22, 2018
    4 p.m.
    ASBS 309

    David Rubalcaba

    Career Change: A Phenomenological Study of Former Military Members and Their Transition Into Teaching

    Dr. Stephen Gordon, chair
    Dr. John Beck
    Dr. Michael Boone
    Dr. Michael P. O'Malley
    College of Education –School Improvement Oct 18, 2018
    1 p.m.
    ASBS 309

    John Lowney

    Illuminating the Faculty and Staff of Color Voice Through Their Lived Experiences: Contextualizing Mentoring & Resilience

    Dr. Melissa Martinez, chair
    Dr. Robert Reardon
    Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon
    Dr. Arlene Serrano-Ramos
    College of Education – Adult, Professional, and Community Education Sept 26, 2018
    2 p.m.
    ASBS 309

    Karen Miller-Kopp

    The Professional Development of Successful Principals:
    Adult Learning and Leading

    Dr. Joellen Coryell, co-chair
    Dr. Steve Gordon, co-chair
    Dr. Michael Boone
    Dr. Michael P. O'Malley
    College of Education – School Improvement Sept 17, 2018
    2 p.m.
    ASBS 332

    Brett Lee

    Financing Public Education Via Crowdfunding: 
    K-12 Teachers as Social Entrepreneurs

    Dr. Steve Gordon, co-chair
    Dr. Larry Price, co-chair
    Dr. Shetay Ashford
    Dr. Hilary Lustick
    College of Education – School Improvement Sept 5, 2018
    1 p.m.
    ED 4040
  • 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
  • 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
  • Student Name Title of Dissertation Committee College/Program Date, Time, Location
    Ross Martin The Geomorphic Nature of Mountain Bike Impacts on Selected Trail Systems Near Austin, Texas Dr. David R. Butler, Chair
    Dr. Colleen Myles
    Dr. Richard Dixon
    Dr. Jon Kedrowski
    College of Liberal Arts - Environmental Geography October 12, 2017
    1:00 p.m.
    ELA 344
    William J. Barry Online MS-Word, Instructional Video for Helping Students Turn-on and Use Immediate Writing Feedback: A Longitudinal Study of Developmental Writing Progress and Self-efficacy Dr. Taylor Acee, Chair
    Dr. Eric Paulson
    Dr. Larry Price
    Dr. Emily Summers
    Dr. Deb Balzhiser
    College of Education - Developmental Education October 23, 2017
    10:00 a.m.
    ASB-N 402
    George R. Odum Professionalism and Professional Identity in American Expatriate English Teachers in Abu Dhabi Public Secondary Schools Dr. Duncan Waite, Chair
    Dr. Michael O’Malley
    Dr. Barry Aidman 
    Dr. Rolf Straubhaar
    College of Education - School Improvement October 24, 2017
    2:00 p.m.
    ASB-S 309
    Maedeh Dabbaghianamiri Polymer/Clay Nanocomposite Self-Assembly for Gas Barrier Films Application Dr. Gary Beall, Chair
    Dr. Clois E. Powell
    Dr. William Chittenden
    Dr. Farhad Ameri
    Dr. Christopher Rhodes
    College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization October 25, 2017
    3:00 p.m.
    RFM 3219
    Joslyn Johnson When Purpose Calls: A Grounded Study on the Lifewide Learning Experiences of High Potential Young Adults Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon, Chair
    Dr. Kristina Collins
    Dr. Michael O'Malley
    Dr. Robert Reardon
    College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education October 26, 2017
    11:00 a.m.
    ASB-S 309
    Archana Gujjari Interaction of DNA and RNA Molecules with Nanoclays that Have Potential for Use in Gene Therapy Dr. Gary Beall, Chair
    Dr. L. Kevin Lewis
    Dr. Ben Martin
    Dr. William Chittenden
    Dr. Clois E. Powell
    College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization October 26, 2017
    3:00 p.m.
    CHEM 233
    Chinedu Anumudu Embodied Learning as a Tool for Meaning-Making: A Forum Theatre Training Dr. Ann Brooks, Chair
    Dr. Joellen Coryell
    Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon
    Dr. Kathy Edwards
    College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education October 27, 2017
    9:00 a.m.
    ASB-S 309
    John Petersen Impurities in Antiferromagnetic Transition-Metal Oxides - Symmetry and Optical Transitions Dr. Thomas Myers, Chair
    Dr. Luisa Scolfaro
    Dr. Wilhelmus Geerts
    Dr. Ravi Droopad
    Dr. Benjamin Martin
    Dr. Cecilia Temponi
    College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization October 27, 2017
    11:00 a.m.
    RFM 2243
    Blanca Gamez The Lived Experiences of the Latinx Mentor and the Role of Community Cultural Wealth Dr. Melissa Martinez, Chair
    Dr. Kristina Collins
    Dr. Joellen Coryell
    Dr. Robert Reardon
    College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education October 27, 2017
    12:00 p.m.
    ASB-S 309
    Shelia Jones Creating Our Own Stories And Trusting Our Own Voices: Midlife, Black, Female Doctoral Students Navigating The Crossroads Of Age, Race And Gender Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon, Chair
    Dr. Geleana D. Alston
    Dr. Melissa A. Martinez
    Dr. Robert F. Reardon
    College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education October 30, 2017
    10:00 a.m.
    ASB-S 309
    John Klier Improving Land Cover Classification Using Texture Patterns Derived from Micro-Scale Digital Elevation Models Dr. Nate Currit, Geography, Chair
    Dr. Jennifer Jensen
    Dr. Richard Earl
    Dr. Justin Williams
    College of Liberal Arts - Geographic Information Science November 2, 2017
    2:30 p.m.
    ELA 344
    Marcus Carey The Risk for Public Corruption in the United States: An Analysis of the State Integrity Investigation's Risk Assessment Tool Dr. Marcus Felson, Chair
    Dr. Jay D. Jamieson
    Dr. Brian Withrow
    Dr. Adam Graycar
    College of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice November 3, 2017
    8:30 a.m.
    Hill House
    Yogendra Bordiya Epigenetic regulation of the defense gene induction in Arabidopsis thaliana in response to Pseudomonas syringae Dr. Hong Gu Kang, Chair
    Dr. Nihal Dharmasiri
    Dr. Sunethra Dharmasiri
    Dr. Daniel F. Klessig
    Dr. Dr. Ping He
    College of Science and Engineering - Aquatic Resources November 3, 2017
    2:00 p.m.
    SUP 116
    Skyller Walkes Activism Through Art in Afro-Cuban Community: Centering Voices at the Intersections Dr. Ann Brooks, Chair
    Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon
    Dr. Michael O'Malley
    Dr. Christopher Busey
    College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education December 4, 2017
    12:30 p.m.
    ED 4061
  • Student Name Title of Dissertation Committee College/Program Date, Time, Location
    Jinhee Lee Learning Progressions on Map Understanding: A Case Study of Elementary through College Students in Korea Dr. Injeong Jo, Chair
    Dr. Osvaldo Muniz
    Dr. T. Edwin Chow
    Dr. Taylor Acee
    College of Liberal Arts - Geographic Education July 10, 2017
    2:00 p.m.
    ELA 344
    Erika Koren Nielson Vargas A Collective Case Study of Students in a Developmental Literacy Course when Participating in a Mindfulness-based Intervention Dr. Eric J. Paulson, Chair
    Dr. Jodi Holschuh
    Dr. Taylor Acee
    Dr. Cheryl Fulton
    Dr. Emily Summers
    College of Education - Developmental Education July 6, 2017
    10:00 a.m.
    ASBN 408
    Tugba Yildiz Biodegradable Enzymatically Activated Nanoprobes For Dual Imaging And Therapy Of Breast Cancer Dr. Tania Betancourt, Chair
    Dr. Gary W. Beall
    Dr. Jason Cook
    Dr. Jennifer A. Irvin
    Dr. Shannon E. Weigum
    College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization July 6, 2017
    10:00 a.m.
    CENT 331
    Zachariah Hurdle Aspects that Arise in the Transition from the Montessori Method to a Traditional Method: A Fourth Grade Mathematics View Dr. M. Alejandra Sorto, Chair
    Dr. Hiroko Warshauer
    Dr. Luz Maldonado
    Dr. Max Warshauer
    College of Science and Engineering - Mathematics Education July 5, 2017
    1:30 p.m.
    DERR 230
    Edith Ludivina DeLeon Quiroz Polymer Transesterification of CIS-2,2,4,4-Tetramethyl-1, 3-Cyclobutanediol, Neopentyl Glycol and Dimethyl Terephthalate For High Performance Applications Dr. Gary W. Beall, Chair
    Dr. William T. Chittenden
    Dr. Christopher P. Rhodes
    Dr. William Brittain
    Dr. Clois E. Powell
    College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization July 5, 2017
    11:00 a.m.
    CENT 331
    Erin D. Dascher Dams, Dam Removals, and Freshwater Mussel Conservation Dr. Kimberly Meitzen, Chair
    Dr. Benjamin Zhan
    Dr. Jason Julian
    Dr. Astrid Schwalb
    College of Liberal Arts - Environmental Geography July 5, 2017
    9:00 a.m.
    ELA 344
    Zane Wubbena Education in the News Media Dr. Michael O’Malley, Chair
    Dr. Larry P. Price
    Dr. Stephen Gordon
    Dr. Brad Porfilio, Seattle University
    College of Education - School Improvement June 29, 2017
    1:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Kristie O'Donnell Lussier Education, Language, and Identity: A Narrative Inquiry on Perspectives in Rural South Africa Dr. Lori Assaf, Co-Chair
    Dr. Emily Summers, Co-Chair
    Dr. Russ Hodges
    Dr. Jodi Holschuh
    College of Education - Developmental Education June 28, 2017
    3:00 p.m.
    ASBN 450A
    Daniel Cheshire On the Axiomatic Formalization of Mathematical Understanding: Continuous Functions in the Transition to Topology Dr. Samuel Obara, Chair
    Dr. Alexander White
    Dr. Jennifer Czocher
    Dr. David Snyder
    College of Science and Engineering - Mathematics Education June 28, 2017
    10:00 a.m.
    DERR 120
    Judith Livingston Career Transitions in the Third Age: A Study of Women Pediatricians Dr. Joellen E. Coryell, Chair
    Dr. Ann K. Brooks
    Dr. Marsha R. Griffin
    Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
    College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education June 26, 2017
    10:00 a.m.
    ASBS 309
    Rachelle K. Furness Digital College Readiness: A Multi-case Study of Early College High School Graduates’ Perceptions of the Demands and Opportunities to Learn Dr. Eric J. Paulson, Co-Chair
    Dr. Dr. Lori C. Assaf, Co-Chair
    Dr. Jodi P. Holschuh
    Dr. Taylor W. Acee
    College of Education - Developmental Education June 26, 2017
    10:00 a.m
    ED 3070
    Jan Adversario Immigrant Experiences of Occupational Downgrading: Their Stories in Light of Possible Selves Theory Dr. Clarena Larrotta, Chair
    Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
    Dr. Joellen E. Coryell
    Dr. Miguel A. Guajardo
    College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education June 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Perla Delgado Narratives of Community Educators Fostering Adult Education and Community Development Dr. Clarena Larrotta, Chair
    Dr. Leticia Grimaldo
    Dr. Melissa Martinez
    Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
    College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education June 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Katherine Lewis Toward Transformative Gender Justice: Listening to Gender Non-Binary Individual's Experience of School Dr. Michael P. O’Malley, Chair
    Dr. Melissa A. Martinez
    Dr. Brandon L. Beck
    Dr. Hilary Lustick
    College of Education - School Improvement June 22, 2017
    10:00 a.m.
    ASBS 309
    Brendan Lavy Changing Patterns of Water, Access, and Public Discourse in the Lower Colorado River Valley of Texas, 1970-2015 Dr. Ronald Hagelman, Chair
    Dr. Jason Julian
    Dr. Russell Weaver
    Dr. Craig Colten
    College of Liberal Arts - Geography June 20, 2017
    10:00 a.m.
    ELA 344
    Olanrewaju Ogedengbe Doping Studies of Cadmium Telluride, Cadmium Magnesium Telluride, and CdTe/CdMgTe Double Heterostructures Grown using Molecular Beam Epitaxy Dr. Thomas H. Myers, Chair
    Dr. Mark W. Holtz
    Dr. Edwin L. Piner
    Dr. Nikoleta Theodoropoulou
    Dr. Jian V. Li
    Prof. Claudia Roeschmann
    College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization June 19, 2017
    10:00 a.m.
    RFM 3219
    Susmita Ghose Growth And Characterization Of Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Thin Films Dr. Ravi Droopad, Chair
    Dr. Wilhelmus Geerts
    Dr. Clois E. Powell
    Dr. Maggie Chen
    Dr. Tom Zirkle
    College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization June 15, 2017
    10:30 a.m.
    RFM 5213
    Matthew Milholland Ecological Factors of Rodent Assemblage Structure Affecting Hantavirus Prevalence at Varying Spatial Scales Dr. Ivan Castro Arellano, Chair
    Dr. Joe Veech
    Dr. Rodney Rohde
    Dr. Tom Lee
    Dr. Gerardo Suzan
    College of Science and Engineering - Aquatic Resources June 5, 2017
    9:00 a.m.
    SUP 153
  • Student Name Title of Dissertation Committee College/Program Date, Time, Location
    Erin Scanlon Introductory Physics Students’ Physics and Mathematics Epistemologies Dr. Jodi Holschuh, Chair
    Dr. Taylor Acee
    Dr. Eleanor Close
    Dr. Emily Summers
    College of Education - Developmental Education May 25, 2017
    1:00 p.m.
    ASBN 408
    Sharlotte Carey The Meaning of Reflective Teaching to National Board Certified Teachers Dr. Steve P Gordon, Chair
    Dr. John Beck
    Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon
    Dr. Robert Reardon
    College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education April 10, 2017
    10:00 a.m.
    ASBS 309
    Md Shafiqur Rahman Integration of Multi-Functional Oxide Thin Film Heterostructures with III-V Semiconductors Dr. Ravi Droopad, Chair
    Dr. R.K. Pandey
    Dr. Clois Powell
    Dr. Maggie Chen
    Dr. Tom Zirkle
    College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization April 7, 2017
    10:00 a.m.
    RFM 5216
    Samuel Garcia Jr. Cultivating Leadership for School and Community Change: A Case Study of Theory, Research and Practice Dr. Miguel A Guajardo, Chair
    Dr. Melissa A. Martinez
    Dr. Marialena D. Rivera
    Dr. Francisco J. Guajardo
    College of Education - School Improvement April 3, 2017
    2:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    John Wamsley Spatial and Temporal Changes in Reptile and Amphibian Population in a Suburban Greenbelt in Williamson County, Texas Dr. David R. Butler, Chair
    Dr. Richard Dixon
    Dr. Kimberly Meitzen
    Dr. Timothy Bonner, Biology
    College of Liberal Arts - Environmental Geography April 3, 2017
    12:00 p.m.
    ELA 344
    Mark Riggs Novel Humic Acid Derivatives Dr. Gary Beall, Chair
    Dr. Jennifer Irvin
    Dr. Clois Powell
    Dr. Christopher Rhodes
    Dr. William Chittenden
    College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization April 3, 2017
    11:00 a.m.
    CENT 331
    Alexander Rasche Is Tutoring Teaching? Exploring Tutoring's Potential to Improve Mathematics Teacher Education Dr. M. Alejandra Sorto, Chair
    Dr. Sharon Strickland
    Dr. Samuel Obara
    Dr. Michael Sweet
    College of Science and Engineering - Mathematics Education March 31, 2017
    10:00 a.m.
    DERR 240
    Tamara Biegas Adolescent Overweight and Obesity: A Geographic Inquiry Dr. Yongmei Lu, Chair
    Dr. Ben Zhan
    Dr. Richard Dixon
    Dr. Karen Meaney
    College of Liberal Arts - Geographic Information Science March 30, 2017
    2:30 p.m.
    ELA 384
    Sara Butler The Principal's Roles in Building Capacity for Change Dr. Stephen P. Gordon, Chair
    Dr. Michael Boone
    Dr. Michael P. O’Malley
    Dr. Robert F. Reardon
    College of Education - School Improvement March 29, 2017
    10:00 a.m.
    ASBS 309
    Paul Zunkel The Sensation-Seeking and Motivational Dimensions of Storm Chasers Dr. Richard Dixon, Chair
    Dr. David Butler
    Dr. Tom Ballinger
    Dr. Todd Moore, Towson University
    College of Liberal Arts - Geography March 27, 2017
    12:30 p.m.
    ELA 344
    Abbas Fahami Mechanochemical Activation of Synthetic Nano Sized 2-D Layered Materials: Preparation and Characterization Dr. Gary W. Beall
    Dr. Christopher P. Rhodes
    Dr. Clois E. Powell
    Dr. William Chittenden
    College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization March 23, 2017
    3:00 p.m.
    CENT 331
    Tyler Vaughan Revisiting the Person-context Nexus: An Empirical Test of a Revised Trait Suppression Hypothesis Dr. Mark C. Stafford, Chair
    Dr. Bob E. Vasquez
    Dr. Shayne Jones
    Dr. Alex Piquero
    College of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice March 9, 2017
    3:30 p.m.
    HINES 104
    Michelle Holcomb Hurricane Ike and My Mother: How Loss of Extended Self Contributed to Identity Development Dr. Ann K. Brooks, Chair
    Dr. Joellen E. Coryell
    Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon
    Dr. Michael P. O'Malley
    College of Education, Adult, Professional, and Community Education March 7, 2017
    1:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Jose Michael Gonzales A Narrative Exploratory Study of Migrant Farm Workers: A Multi Case Study of Four Educational Achievers Dr. Steven Furney, Chair
    Dr. Thomas E. Billimek
    Dr. Melissa Martinez
    Dr. Robert Reardon
    College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education March 1, 2017
    2:00 p.m.
    JOW A115
    Gregory Klaus Perceived Risk and Response to the Ice Throw Hazard: Comparing Community Stakeholders and Operations and Maintenance Personnel in Two Regions of Texas Dr. Denise Blanchard, Chair
    Dr. Richard Dixon
    Dr. Richard Earl
    Dr. Todd Moore
    College of Liberal Arts - Environmental Geography March 1, 2017
    11:30 a.m.
    ELA 344
    Joshua Wilkerson Cultivating Mathematical Affections: Developing a Productive Disposition through Engagement in Service-learning Dr. Sharon Strickland, Chair
    Dr. Gilbert Cuevas
    Dr. Samuel Obara
    Dr. David Klanderman
    College of Science and Engineering - Mathematics Education February 10, 2017
    9:00 a.m.
    UAC 410
    Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo Improving Spatial Accessibility to Agricultural Markets in the Afram Plains, Ghana Dr. T. Edwin Chow, Chair
    Dr. Benjamin Zhan
    Dr. Denise Blanchard
    Dr. Taewon Suh
    College of Liberal Arts - Geographic Information Science February 3, 2017
    10:00 a.m.
    ELA 344
  • Student Name Title of Dissertation Committee College/Program Date, Time, Location
    Lichen Xiang Design and Application of Hollow Silica Microscopes for Density-Based Bio Separations Dr. Shannon E. Weigum, Chair
    Dr. Yihong Chen
    Dr. Tania Betancourt
    Dr. Gary Beall
    Dr. John Carrano
    College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization November 7, 2016
    10:00 a.m.
    RFM 3240C
    Hyunhwan Kim Characterization of Rubberized Binders with Wax Additives Dr. Soon-Jae Lee, Chair
    Dr. Vedaraman Sriraman
    Dr. Yoo Jae Kim
    Dr. Byoung Hee You
    Dr. In-Hyouk Song
    Dr. Anthony Torres
    College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization November 4, 2016
    10:00 a.m.
    RFM 2243
    Lisa Holleran Future Dangerousness in Texas Death Penalty: A Content Analysis Dr. Donna Vandiver, Chair
    Dr. Mark C. Stafford
    Dr. Scott W. Bowman
    Dr. Meredith Martin Rountree
    Dr. Ken Murray
    College of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice November 4, 2016
    9:00 a.m.
    HAC 104
    Dittita Tititampruk Offender's Decision Making: An Assessment of Convicted Burglars in Thailand Dr. Mark C. Stafford, Chair
    Dr. Jay D. Jamieson
    Dr. Lucia Summers
    Dr. Nathee Chitsanwang
    Dr. Sunee Kanyajit
    College of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice November 3, 2016
    8:00 a.m.
    HAC 104
    Joseph McKenna Examining the Use of Full-Time Police in Schools: How Roles and Training May Impact Responses to Misconduct Dr. Joycelyn Pollock, Chair
    Dr. Mark C. Stafford
    Dr. Scott W. Bowman
    Dr. P. Michael Supancic
    Dr. Sean P. Varano (Roger Williams University)
    College of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice November 2, 2016
    10:00 a.m.
    HAC 104
    William Adams The Protracted Dispute over the Edwards Aquifer: Revisiting and Reframing Multiparty Stakeholder Conflicts in Management, Regulation, Allocation, and Property Rights Dr. Denise Blanchard, Chair
    Dr. Richard Earl
    Dr. Jason Julian
    Dr. Howard Balanoff
    College of Liberal Arts - Environmental Geography November 1, 2016
    9:00 a.m.
    ELA 384
    Regina Hernandez Teaching and Learning Technology and New Media in a Community-Based Program: Adult Educators and Older Learners’ Experiences Dr. Clarena Larrotta, Chair
    Dr. Joellen Coryell
    Dr. Arlene Serrano
    Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon
    College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education October 31, 2016
    3:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Adrienne Gratten Aldaco Fiery Passion and Relentless Commitment: The Lived Experiences of African American Women Principals in Turnaround Model Schools Dr. Melissa Martinez, Chair
    Dr. Sarah Nelson Baray, Co-Chair
    Dr. Maneka Brooks
    Dr. Bergeron Harris
    College of Education - School Improvement October 28, 2016
    2:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Daphne Everman Teacher Candidates' Perceptions Regarding the Integration of Fictional Literature into Elementary Science Instruction Dr. Melissa Martinez, Chair
    Dr. Sarah Nelson-Baray
    Dr. Barry Aidman
    Dr. Patricia Guerra
    College of Education - School Improvement October 28, 2016
    11:00 a.m.
    ASBS 309
    Sarah Jean Baker LeadingMamas - A Visual Ethnography Dr. Patrice Werner, Chair
    Dr. Sarah Nelson-Baray, Co-Chair
    Dr. Barry Aidman
    Dr. Jennifer Jacobs
    College of Education - School Improvement October 28, 2016
    8:30 a.m.
    ASBS 309
    Jeffrey Simpson Growth and Characterization of Novel GaN High Electron Mobility Transistor Structures with Enhanced Two-dimensional Electron Gas Dr. Ed Piner, Chair
    Dr. Mark Holtz
    Dr. Casey Smith
    Dr. Alex Zakhidov
    Dr. Edward Beam (Qorvo, Inc.)
    College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization October 27, 2016
    3:30 p.m.
    RFM 3219
    Brandy Alba Incorporating Course Embedded Peer Tutors in an Accelerated Developmental Writing Program Dr. Emily Miller Payne, Chair
    Dr. Deborah Balzhiser
    Dr. Jodi Holschuh
    Dr. Rebecca Jackson
    College of Education - Developmental Education October 27, 2016
    11:00 a.m.
    HAC 104
  • Student Name Title of Dissertation Committee College/Program Date, Time, Location
    Enrique Garcia The Anatomy of Conversation: A Critical Case Study of the Comunidad - Building Conversations of a School Leader

    Dr. Miguel Guajardo, Chair
    Dr. Clarena Larrotta
    Dr. John Oliver
    Dr. Melissa Martinez

    College of Education - School Improvement August 19, 2016
    1:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Shannon Cunningham Defense Attorneys' Perceptions of Prosecutorial Misconduct Dr. Joycelyn Pollock, Chair
    Dr. Mark Stafford
    Dr. Jim Acker
    Dr. Scott Bowman
    College of Applied Arts -
    Criminal Justice
    June 24, 2016
    1:00 p.m.
    Hines 104
    Geoffrey Miller Exploring Mathematical Flow: A Case Study of Pre-Service Secondary Teachers Collaborating on Model-Eliciting Activities Dr. Samuel Obara, Chair
    Dr. Alexander White
    Dr. Sharon Strickland
    Dr. Hunter Close
    College of Science and Engineering - Mathematics Education June 24, 2016
    11:00 a.m.
    UAC 405
    Tiffany Cox Prosecutor Misconduct and Good Faith Error: A Reanalysis of Current Studies in California and Texas Dr. Joycelyn Pollock, Chair
    Dr. Mark Stafford
    Dr. David Perkins
    Dr. Roger Enriquez
    College of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice June 23, 2016
    2:00 p.m.
    Hines 104
    Moira Martin Compassion in Crises: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Flood Survivors and First Responders Dr. Ann K. Brooks, Chair
    Dr. Joellen E. Coryell
    Dr. Michael P. O’Malley
    Dr. Frederick Bradstreet
    College of Education -
    Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    June 22, 2016
    10:00 a.m.
    ED 4040
    Lynn Greenwood Juvenile Probation Officer Stress and Organizational Commitment Dr. Joycelyn Pollock, Chair
    Dr. Mark Stafford
    Dr. Bob Vasquez
    Dr. Eric Lambert
    College of Applied Arts -
    Criminal Justice
    June 21, 2016
    2:00 p.m.
    Hines 104
    Patsy Stelter A Longitudinal Study of Learning and Study Skills and GPA for Students Enrolled in an Early College High School Dr. Steven Aragon, Co-Chair
    Dr. Eric Paulson, Co-Chair
    Dr. Taylor Acee
    Dr. Chad Rose
    College of Education - Developmental Education June 15, 2016
    2:00 p.m.
    ASBN 407
    Jiachen Xue Growth Mechanism of Graphene Synthesized on Ni/Cu Allo through CVD Method and Use Graphene as a Diffusion Barrier for Thermoelectric Device Dr. Qingkai Yu, Chair
    Dr. Gary Beall
    Dr. Nikoleta Theodoropoulou
    Dr. Yihong Chen
    Dr. Dongsheng Mao
    College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization June 13, 2016
    2:30 p.m.
    RFM 3219
    Nama Namakshi Creating a Pathway to STEM: Role of an Informal Math Program Dr. Max Warshauer, Co-Chair
    Dr. Alexander White, Co-Chair
    Dr. Samuel Obara
    Dr. Hiroko Warshauer
    Dr. Na'ilah Suad Nasir
    College of Science and Engineering - Mathematics Education June 3, 2016
    11:30 a.m.
    Derrick Hall 238
    Michael Martaindale Examining the Efficacy of Computer-Based Vision Training to Improve the Speed and Accuracy of Weapon Acquisition in a Dynamic Use of Force Scenario Dr. Pete Blair, Chair
    Dr. Scott Bowman
    Dr. Marcus Felson
    Dr. Beth Sanders
    College of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice May 16, 2016
    9:00 a.m.
    Hines 104
  • Student Name Title of Dissertation Committee College/Program Date, Time, Location
    Benjamin Prince An Appalachian Trail: A Critical Geographic Study in Visual Representation and Landscape Production

    Dr. Ronald Hagelman, Chair
    Dr. Alberto Giordano
    Dr. John Tiefenbacher
    Dr. Emily Summers

    College of Liberal Arts- Environmental Geography May 9, 2016
    10:00 a.m.
    ELA 344
    Chelsea Blake Personality and Predation in a Changing Environment Dr. Caitlin Gabor, Chair
    Dr. Chris Nice
    Dr. Andrea Aspbury
    Dr. Alison Bell
    Dr. Brian Langerhans
    College of Science and Engineering -
    Aquatic Resources
    April 15, 2016
    2:00 p.m.
    SUP 116
    Javad Rezanezhad Gatabi Oxides on Semiconductors for Novel Device Applications Dr. Ravi Droopad, Chair
    Dr. Wilhelmus J. Geerts
    Dr. Clois E. Powell
    Dr. David Irvin
    Dr. Yihong Chen
    College of Science and Engineering -
    Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization
    April 6, 2016
    4:00 p.m.
    RFM 3219
    Clint-Michael Reneau My Brother's Keeper: Queering Masculinities in Higher Education Dr. Michael P. O’Malley, Chair
    Dr. Joellen E. Coryell
    Dr. Lisa L. Kirkpatrick
    Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
    College of Education -
    Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    April 6, 2016
    10:00 a.m.
    ED 4040
    Jeffry King Existence in Tension: A Post-Intentional Phenomenological Analysis of Teachers' Perceptions of Pedagogical Metaxy as a Response to Gnostic Philosophy and Standardization in Education Dr. Michael P. O’Malley, Chair
    Dr. Barry Aidman
    Dr. Sarah Nelson Baray
    Dr. Paul Stewart
    College of Education -
    School Improvement
    April 5, 2016
    3:30 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Matthew Todd Hall Oro, Ergo Sum: The Pedagogy of Spiritual Formation Among Protestant Seminarians in North America: Toward a Post-Cartesian Framework Dr. Michael P. O’Malley, Chair
    Dr. Sarah W. Nelson-Baray
    Dr. Ann K. Brooks
    Dr. Daniel Napier, Austin Graduate School of Theology
    College of Education -
    School Improvement
    April 5, 2016
    1:00 p.m.
    ED 4040
    Ji Yoon Christine Moon The Cultural Looking Glass: A Narrative Analysis of Korean Female Professors in the American Academy Dr. Joellen E. Coryell,Chair
    Dr. Hyun Joo Martha Kwon
    Dr. Clarena Larrotta
    Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
    College of Education -
    Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    April 4, 2016
    1:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Elizabeth Threadgill Assessing Media Literacy Among First-Year Writing Students Dr. Eric Paulson, Co-Chair
    Dr. Taylor Acee, Co-Chair
    Dr. Emily Miller Payne
    Dr. Larry Price
    College of Education - Developmental Education April 4, 2016
    8:00 a.m.
    ASBN 408
    Christina Starkey Reflective Journaling as a Tool to Support Learning Mathematical Proof Dr. M. Alejandra Sorto, Co-Chair
    Dr. Stewart Welsh, Co-Chair
    Dr. Hiroko Warshauer
    Dr. Alexander White
    Dr. Nancy Wilson
    College of Science and Engineering -
    Mathematics Education
    April 1, 2016
    8:00 a.m.
    UAC 306
    Christine A. Herrera An Investigation of the Relationships Between Conceptualization of Limits and Proof Comprehension Dr. M. Alejandra Sorto,Chair
    Dr. Alexander White
    Dr. Sharon Strickland
    Dr. Mark Daniels
    College of Science and Engineering -
    Mathematics Education
    March 31, 2016
    8:00 a.m.
    UAC 410
    Dawn Robarts Non-directed Kidney Donation: A Possible Solution to the Increasing Kidney Shortage Dr. Steve Furney, Chair
    Dr. Robert F. Reardon
    Dr. Joellen E. Coryell
    Dr. Robert Pankey
    College of Education -
    Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    March 23, 2016
    2:00 p.m.
    JOW A115
    Shawnda Smith Geometry Teaching Knowledge: A Comparison Between Pre-service and High School Geometry Teachers Dr. M. Alejandra Sorto,Chair
    Dr. Alexander White
    Dr. Zhonghong Jiang
    Dr. Mark Daniels
    College of Science and Engineering -
    Mathematics Education
    March 11, 2016
    1:00 p.m.
    UAC 306
    Yvette Cantu Esta es Nuestra Historia: An Intergenerational Study with Three Latin@ Educators Dr. Miguel A. Guajardo, Chair
    Dr. Clarena Larrotta
    Dr. Leticia R. Grimaldo
    Dr. Melissa A. Martinez
    College of Education -
    School Improvement
    March 11, 2016
    1:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Rachel Bower Cases of Noticing in Linguistically Diverse Mathematics Classrooms Dr. M. Alejandra Sorto, Chair
    Dr. Alexander White
    Dr. Hiroko Warshauer
    Dr. Luz Maldonado
    College of Science & Engineering - Mathematics Education February 24, 2016
    9:00 a.m.
    UAC 306
    Victoria Terranova Assessing the Effect of the Ignition-Interlock Device on Recidivism Dr. Mark Stafford, Chair
    Dr. J. Pete Blair
    Dr. Mitchell Chamlin
    Dr. Donna Vandiver
    Dr. Robert Voas
    College of Applied Arts -
    Criminal Justice
    February 12, 2016
    2:00 p.m.
    HAC 104
    Xi Gong Exploring Associations between Environmental Risk Factors and Low Birth Weight Using Geographic Big Data Dr. Benjamin Zhan, Chair
    Dr. Ron Hagelman
    Dr. T. Edwin Chow
    Dr. Michelle Bell
    College of Liberal Arts -
    Geographic Information Science
    January 29, 2016
    9:00 a.m.
    ELA 384
  • Student Name Title of Dissertation Committee College/Program Date, Time, Location
    Kenneth B. Breslow Narratives of Directors of Disability Services: Their Human, Social, and Resistant Capitals

    Dr. Clarena Larrotta, Chair
    Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
    Dr. Miguel A. Guajardo
    David S. Coco

    College of Education -
    Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    December 9, 2015
    1:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Salma A. Amlani Educating the Masses: A Multisite Case Study of Community Colleges in India

    Dr. Eric J. Paulson, Chair
    Dr. Emily J. Summers
    Dr. Taylor W. Acee
    Dr. Anjali J. Forber-Pratt
    Dr. Christopher L. Busey

    College of Education -
    Developmental Education
    December 7, 2015
    9:00 a.m.
    ASBN 450B
    Angela Wranic Composite Learning Objects in Geographical Sciences: A Comparison of the Learning Process between Costa Rica and the United States University Classroom

    Dr. Osvaldo Muniz, Chair
    Dr. Richard Boehm
    Dr. David Butler
    Dr. Christine Rodrigue

    College of Liberal Arts -
    Geographic Education
    November 20, 2015
    10:00 a.m.
    ELA 344
    Dessynie Edwards An Examination of Black Women Leaders' Educational and Professional Experiences On The Path Towards the Superintendency

    Dr. Duncan Waite, Chair
    Dr. Barry Aidman
    Dr. Sarah Nelson Baray
    Dr. Mike Boone

    College of Education -
    School Improvement
    November 12, 2015
    3:00 p.m.
    ASB South 309
    Sayantan Das Method And Mechanism of Colloidal Self Assembly for Surface Patterning

    Dr. Gary Beall, Chair
    Dr. W. Chittenden
    Dr. M. Holtz
    Dr. W. Brittain
    Dr. C. Powell

    College of Science and Engineering -
    Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization
    November 3, 2015
    2:00 p.m.
    CENT 331
    Susan Holt Echoes of Transnational Teachers: Navigating Cultural Fronts

    Dr. Miguel A. Guajardo, Chair
    Dr. Clarena Larrotta
    Dr. Melissa Martinez
    Dr. Matthew Militello

    College of Education -
    School Improvement
    November 2, 2015
    2:30 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Jackson Pickett Does Gender Discrimination in Hiring and Promotion Persist in Departments of Geography?

    Dr. Yongmei Lu, Chair
    Dr. David Butler
    Dr. Fred Day
    Dr. Jon Wivagg
    Dr. Qiang Zhao

    College of Liberal Arts -
    Geographic Information Science
    November 2, 2015
    1:00 p.m.
    ELA 344
    Karen Lunkin Praxis Leadership: A Micro-Autoethnography of Intersections Between Tension, Spirituality and Education

    Dr. Miguel A. Guajardo, Chair
    Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon
    Dr. John Oliver
    Dr. Monica Valadez

    College of Education -
    School Improvement
    November 2, 2015
    11:00 a.m.
    ED 4040
  • Student Name Title of Dissertation Committee College/Program Date, Time, Location
    Beverly Woodson Day The Persistence of Black Males in the STEM Fields at Texas State University

    Dr. Robert F. Reardon, Chair
    Dr. Larry R. Price
    Dr. Heather C. Galloway
    Dr. Debra A. Feaks

    College of Education -
    Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    July 7, 2015
    9:00 a.m.
    ASBS 309
    Praveen Kathare Functional Characterization of SAUR Genes in Plant Growth and Development

    Dr. Nihal Dharmasiri, Chair
    Dr. Dana Garcia
    Dr. Hong Gu Kang
    Dr. Sunethra Dharmasiri
    Dr. Rachell Booth
    Dr. Enamul Huq

    College of Science and Engineering -
    Aquatic Resources
    July 1, 2015
    2:00 p.m.
    SUP 257
    Marcus Goss Applications and Attributes of A Novel 2-D Transition Metal Cyanide Membrane

    Dr. Gary Beall, Chair
    Dr. Clois Powell
    Dr. L. Kevin Lewis
    Dr. Glenn Longley
    Dr. W. T. Chittenden

    College of Science and Engineering -
    Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization
    June 24, 2015
    2:00 p.m.
    CHEM 304
    Kunal Bhatnagar Investigation of III-V Semiconductor Heterostructures for Post-Si-CMOS Applications

    Dr. Ravindranath Droopad, Chair
    Dr. Yihong Chen
    Dr. Toni Sauncy
    Dr. Edwin Piner
    Dr. Clois Powell

    College of Science and Engineering -
    Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization
    June 22, 2015
    9:00 a.m.
    RFM 3219
    Melissa Jones Efficacy and Efficiency of Head Starting and Captive Propagation of an Endangered Amphibian: Implications for Continued Population and Habitat Management Following Catastrophic Wildfire

    Dr. Michael Forstner, Chair
    Dr. Dittmar Hahn
    Dr. Floyd Weckerly
    Dr. Audrey McKinney
    Dr. Todd Swannack

    College of Science and Engineering -
    Aquatic Resources
    June 19, 2015
    11:00 a.m.
    Norris Room
    Tereza Cristina Valverde The Perceptions of Science Without Borders Students of Internationalization Strategies in Practice in an U.S. University: A Phenomenographic Study

    Dr. Joellen E. Coryell, Chair
    Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
    Dr. Dr. Francisco Leite
    Dr. Paul Stewart

    College of Education -
    Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    June 12, 2015
    2:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    TaNeisha Page Career Preparation:  A Comparison of University Athletes to Non-Athletes

    Dr. Robert F. Reardon, Chair
    Dr. Joellen E. Coryell
    Dr. Steve R. Furney
    Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon

    College of Education -
    Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    June 8, 2015
    3:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Tammy Bracewell Children's Advocacy Centers' Effect on the Prosecutorial Decision to Accept or Reject Cases of Child Sexual Abuse

    Dr. Brian Withrow, Chair
    Dr. Joycelyn Pollock
    Dr. Donna Vandiver
    Dr. Angela Ausbrooks

    College of Applied Arts -
    Criminal Justice
    June 2, 2015
    2:00 p.m.
    HAC 104
    David Parr The Geographic Distribution of Volunteered Geographic Information Production: A Study of OpenStreetMap

    Dr. Yongmei Lu, Chair
    Dr. Ron Hagelman
    Dr. T. Edwin Chow
    Dr. David Mark

    College of Liberal Arts -
    Geographic Information Science
    May 21, 2015
    1:00 p.m.
    ELA 344
    Paul Reynolds The Impact of Fairness, Organizational Trust, and Perceived Organizational Support on Police Officer Performance

    Dr. Joycelyn M. Pollock, Chair
    Dr. Beth A. Sanders
    Dr. Bob E. Vasquez
    Dr. Matthew J. Hickman (Seattle University)

    College of Applied Arts -
    Criminal Justice
    May 14, 2015
    12:00 p.m.
    HAC 104
    Rain Nox Wildfire Mitigation Behavior on Single Family Residential Properties near Balcones Canyonlands Preserve Wildlands in Austin, Texas

    Dr. Colleen Hiner, Chair
    Dr. Ron Hagelman
    Dr. Fred Day
    Dr. Roque Mendez

    College of Liberal Arts -
    Environmental Geography
    May 6, 2015
    9:00 a.m.
    ELA 344
    Steven D. Glassner Evaluating Traumatic Life Events:  An Assessment of the Health and Delinquent Outcomes of Youth Exposed to Trauma

    Dr. Joycelyn M. Pollock, Chair
    Dr. Mark C. Stafford
    Dr. Bob E. Vasquez
    Dr. Leana A. Bouffard

    College of Applied Arts -
    Criminal Justice
    May 1, 2015
    2:00 p..m.
    HAC 206
    Tamey Williams Unlearning as School Reform: How PK-12 Principals Facilitate School Improvement in Nontraditional Schools

    Dr. Sarah W. Nelson, Chair
    Dr. Mark A. Gooden
    Dr. Michael P. O’Malley
    Dr. Trae Stewart

    College of Education -
    Education - School Improvement
    April 8, 2015
    10:30 a.m.
    ASBS 309
    Vincent (Lem) Morton Black Males in Higher Education: Communities of Color

    Dr. Ann K. Brooks, Chair
    Dr. Clarena Larrotta
    Dr. Miguel Guajardo
    Dr. John A. Oliver

    College of Education -
    Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    April 7, 2015
    1:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Lyn Crowell Between the Spaces: Instructional Coaches Negotiating School Improvement Study

    Dr. Sarah W. Nelson, Chair
    Dr. Jennifer Jacobs
    Dr. Michael O’Malley
    Dr. Patricia Guerra

    College of Education -
    Education - School Improvement
    April 7, 2015
    11:00 a.m.
    ED 4040
    David L. Gibbs Constructing Requirements: A Qualitative Study of Challenges Encountered During Requirements Elicitation for Information Systems

    Dr. Ann K. Brooks, Chair
    Dr. Joellen E. Coryell
    Dr. Steven R. Furney
    Dr. Tiankee Wang

    College of Education -
    Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    April 7, 2015
    11:00 a.m.
    ASBS 332
    Daniel Wolcott Biological and Environmental Influences on Developmental Variation in Ungulates in Variable Environments

    Dr. Floyd Weckerly, Chair
    Dr. R. Terry Bowyer
    Dr. Paul Leberg
    Dr. Thomas Simpson
    Dr. M. Clay Green

    College of Science and Engineering -
    Aquatic Resources
    April 3, 2015
    12:00 p.m.
    Supple 116
    Suvidha S. Samant Quantification of Frankiae in Soil

    Dr. Dittmar Hahn, Chair
    Dr. Jeffrey Dawson
    Dr. Mark Paschke
    Dr. Michael Forstner
    Dr. Bob McLean

    College of Science and Engineering -
    Aquatic Resources
    April 3, 2015
    8:00 a.m.
    Supple 257
    Jerry C. Drake Treasure Houses of the Mind: Public Places as Teachers of History

    Dr. Robert F. Reardon, Chair
    Dr. Miguel A. Guajardo
    Dr. Angela F. Murphy
    Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon

    College of Education-
    Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    April 2, 2015
    2:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Deborah Hann Geography in The Common Core: Embedded Themes of Space, Place, and Society in Children’s Literature

    Dr. Ronald Hagelman, Chair
    Dr. Injeong Jo
    Dr. Colleen Hiner
    Dr. Teya Rosenberg

    College of Liberal Arts -
    Geographic Education
    April 1, 2015
    1:00 p.m.
    ELA 344
    Benjamin Jimenez A Phenomenological Study of Adult Learners' Experiences with the Portfolio Form of Prior Learning Assessment

    Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon, Chair
    Dr. Joellen E. Coryell
    Dr. Susan C. Gunn
    Dr. Emily M. Payne

    College of Education -
    Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    March 30, 2015
    1:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Sydney Granger Developing Professionals:  Graduate Teaching Assistant and Tutor Preparation at Hispanic Serving Institutions

    Dr. Eric Paulson, Co-Chair
    Dr. Emily Miller Payne, Co-Chair
    Dr. Emily Summers
    Dr. Becky Jackson

    College of Education -
    Education - Developmental Education
    March 26, 2015
    3:00 p.m.
    ED 4040
    Elizabeth Ann Salazar Garcia Courageous Feats:  Stories of Ontology, Pláticas, and Pedagogy

    Dr. Miguel Guajardo, Chair
    Dr. Mike Boone
    Dr. Steve Gordon
    Dr. Leticia Romero Grimaldo

    College of Education -
    Education - School Improvement
    March 23, 2015
    1:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Adam Duarte Population Dynamics and Habitat Conservation for the Golden-cheeked Warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia)

    Dr. Floyd (Butch) Weckerly, Chair
    Dr. Jeff S. Hatfield
    Dr. M. Clay Green
    Dr. Michael R. J. Forstner
    Dr. James Nichols

    College of Science and Engineering -
    Aquatic Resources
    March 13, 2015
    2:00 p.m.
    SUP 116
    Lisa L. Kirkpatrick Elders in Assisted Living:  Excavating Hospitality From Within

    Dr. Michael P. O’Malley, Chair
    Dr. Robert F. Reardon
    Dr. Joellen E. Coryell
    Sr. Martha Ann Kirk

    College of Education -
    Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    March 12, 2015
    2:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Gerald Redwine Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) In An African American Subculture:  Grounded Theory of Afro-Theistic Faith, Knowledge, and Afro-Theistic Social Constructs

    Dr. Steven Furney, Chair
    Dr. Clarena Larrotta
    Dr. John A. Oliver
    Dr. Rodney Rohde

    College of Education -
    Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education

    March 2, 2015
    9:00 a.m.
    ASBS 309
    Rachel Solis Teachers’ Experiences of Learning Through a Reflective Inquiry Process Focused On The Relationship Between Teaching Beliefs and Behaviors

    Dr. Steven Gordon, Chair
    Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
    Dr. Jennifer Jacobs
    Dr. Marla McGhee

    College of Education -
    Education - School Improvement
    February 23, 2015
    8:00 a.m.
    ASBS 309
    Oleksandra Sehin The Impact of International Graduate
    Students on Measuring and Assessing Internationalization Efforts

    Dr. Joellen E. Coryell, Chair
    Dr. Ann Brooks
    Dr. Clarena Larrota
    Dr. Sandhya Rao

    College of Education -
    Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    February 13, 2015
    1:00 p.m.
    ASBS 309
    Lynn Taylor Educational Change and Downsizing
    in the Aftermath: The Impact On Survivors’ Commitment and Personal Professional Development
    Dr. Steven Furney, Chair
    Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
    Dr. Joellen E. Coryell
    Dr. Patricia Guerra
    College of Education -
    Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education
    February 12, 2015
    11:00 a.m.
    Jowers A115
    Mary Curtis Analyzing the Diffusion of Geospatial
    Technologies as an Instructional
    Technology in High School Geography
    Education
    Dr. Richard Boehm, Chair
    Dr. Richard Dixon
    Dr. Denise Blanchard
    Dr. Andrew Milson, History,
    University of Texas - Arlington
    College of Liberal Arts -
    Geographic Education
    February 12, 2015
    10:00 a.m.
    ELA 344