Judith Herb College of Education

Thesis, Dissertation, and Proposal Presentations

 

Upcoming Presentations


 THESIS ORAL DEFENSES 

In the oral defense, candidates make a formal presentation of their completed thesis research. Thesis defenses are open to the public and candidates are welcome to invite colleagues, family, and friends to attend.

 

 DISSERTATION ORAL DEFENSES 

In the oral defense, candidates make a formal presentation of their completed dissertation research. Dissertation defenses are open to the public and candidates are welcome to invite colleagues, family and friends to attend.

 

A Pioneering Antiracism Effort in Higher Education: A Single Case Study of a University Racial Equity Center (REC) in a Predominantly White Institution (PWI)

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Quatez Scott, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Foundations of Education

June 9, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. via WebEx

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Climates for Preparing Culturally Responsive Educators: A Multilevel Approach for Understanding Teacher Preparation Programs' Racial Climates and White Preservice Teacher's Racial Identity Development

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Aaron Baker, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Foundations of Education

April 29, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. via WebEx

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Dismantling The Panopticon Of Education: Toward Preparing Social Justice Teachers Of Subject Matter

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Amerah Archer, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

April 28, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. via WebEx

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More Than Case Number JJ 0075: The Neglected Tale of an African American Female Educator's Experiences in Foster Care

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Marjory Goodloe, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Education

April 28, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. in GH 3100C

 

Preservice Teachers' Ideas About Scientific Modeling During a Methods of Teaching Course

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Roseline Nyaboke, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

April 20, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. in GH 3100C

 

Nobody's Making Change: Complexity In Preservice Teacher Education and Educational Research; A Case Study Using Q Methodology

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Eric Pilcher, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

April 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. via WebEx

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Factors Attributed to Female Engineering Students' Perceived Social Self-Confidence: An Exploratory Study of Students Attending Private Engineering Colleges

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Jon Pawlecki, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Higher Education

April 18, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. via WebEx

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of online faculty development in creating accessible content

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Anthony Walters, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

April 12, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. via WebEx

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How students Experience the Use of Clinical Logbooks in Athletic Training Clinical Education

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Sarah Long, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Foundations of Education

April 8, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. in GH 3100C

 

Mindfulness Beyond Meditation: Exploring the Effectiveness of a Remote Relaxation Based Intervention in Fostering Mindfulness for Stress Management

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Holly Eichner, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Foundations of Education

April 8, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in GH 3100C

 

Integration Of Disciplinary Literacy And The SIOP Model In Preservice Teacher Preparation To Teach ELLs In The Content Areas

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Lenna Black, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

April 7, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. via WebEx

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Adult Student Success in the Community College as Measured by Cumulative GPA

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Aaron McClure, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Higher Education

April 6, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. via WebEx

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Current U.S. Armed Forces Members' and Veterans' Success in the Community College as Measured by Cumulative GPA

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Andrew Stephan, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Higher Education

April 4, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. via WebEx

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Gross Motor Skill Development and Teacher Perception of Preparedness to Implement Gross Motor Instruction in the Early Childhood Special Education

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Tiffany Boehler, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

January 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. via WebEx

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A Case Study Exploring PBIS Implementation Fidelity and Moderators at the Alternate Learning Center

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Effi Theiss, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Foundations of Education

January 6, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. via WebEx

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A Qualitative Exploration of Faculty Motivations Influencing Their Engagement with Students at Private Institutions

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Chad Shepherd, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Higher Education

December 7, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. via WebEx

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The Influence of Input and Environmental Factors on Developmental English Students' Academic Success in a Range of Learning Settings

 A dissertation to be presented by 

James B. De Monte, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Higher Education

December 2, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. via WebEx

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Factors Attributed To Female Engineering Students' Perceived Social Self-Confidence: An Exploratory Study Of Students Attending A Private Engineering College

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Jon Pawlecki, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Higher Education

December 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. via WebEx

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Investigating Need for Cognition and Reflective Thinking with Evidence-Based Practice Beliefs and Implementation Practices among Nurses

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Jennifer Micham, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Educational Studies: Educational Psychology

November 30, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. via WebEx

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An Investigation of Perceptions & Teaching Practices of Highly-Regarded Second Language Teachers from Activity Theory & Ambitious Teaching Perspectives

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Qian (Fiona) Wang, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

November 24, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. via WebEx

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The Impact of Bullying on Women Administrators in Higher Education: A Phenomenological Study of Female Bullying on Intellectual and Emotional Capacity

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Nancy Finazzo, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Higher Education

November 23, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. via WebEx

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The Mission of a Metropolitan University: The University of Toledo's Historical Relationship with its City

 A dissertation to be presented by 

Katie Lupica-Ewsuk, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Foundations of Education

November 19, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. via WebEx

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Research Proposal Oral Defenses

In the oral defense, candidates make an official presentation of their proposed research. This presentation is open to faculty members and graduate students in the candidate’s program of study. 

 

 

Understanding the Public Value of Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Ohio

 A research proposal to be presented by 

Brittanie Kuhr, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Higher Education

June 14, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. via WebEx

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Faculty and Staff Self-efficacy and Knowledge Attainment Relating to Title IX Training Delivery Methods

 A research proposal to be presented by 

Chelsea Schwanz (Ludeman), a candidate for the Ph.D. in Foundations of Education

April 27, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. via Teams

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A Mixed Methods Exploration of the Relationship Between Black Freshman Students' Racial Identity Development and K-12 Curricula

 A research proposal to be presented by 

Christopher Harris, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Foundations of Education

April 25, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. via Teams

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Environmental Education In Saudi Arabia: Probing the Beliefs of Elementary School Teachers

 A research proposal to be presented by 

Mohammad Alqarni, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

April 22, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. via WebEx

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Reclaiming Dignity for Undocumented Immigrants; A Qualitative Study from a Human Dignity and LatCrit Perspective

 A research proposal to be presented by 

Linda Alvarado-Arce, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Foundations of Education

April 22, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. in GH 3100C

 

The Effect of a Self-Guided Simulation Tool on Anxiety Related to Clinical Practice Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students during their first clinical rotation

 A research proposal to be presented by 

Karen Mortland, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Foundations of Education

April 20, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. via Teams

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Cultural Violence in Higher Education: A Case Study of Women's Perspectives

 A research proposal to be presented by 

Monica Klonowski, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Foundations of Education

April 20, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. via WebEx

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Cooperative Learning In Middle Schools In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia: Classroom-Level Barriers To Implementation

 A research proposal to be presented by 

Almaha Alruwaili, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

April 15, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. via WebEx

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Evidence-Based Practices in Head Start Classrooms: Implementing Interventions and Supporting Teachers to Build Social Competency Skills in Young Children

 A research proposal to be presented by 

Kristin Gilland, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Special Education

March 30, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

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Teacher Decision Making and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

 A research proposal to be presented by 

Josie Mazza, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Foundations of Education

March 16, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. via WebEx

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History Instruction with a Human Rights Perspective: Exploring the Experience and Learning of High School Students through a Case Study

A research proposal to be presented by

Amy L. Netter, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

February 7, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. via WebEx

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Identifying Factors that Predict Associate Degree Completion Among Students Attending Michigan Community Colleges

A research proposal to be presented by

Stephen Linden, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Higher Education

January 24, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. via WebEx

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Beyond the Child Development Associate Credential: An Exploration of Early Childhood Educator Career Pathway Transitions to Higher Education

A research proposal to be presented by

Danette Bosh Alexander, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Higher Education

December 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. via WebEx

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From Court to Career: Exploring the Career Readiness of Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Players 

A research proposal to be presented by 

Shannon Niedzwicki, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Higher Education

December 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm via WebEx

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Perceptions Of Community College's CTE Program Effectiveness In Contributing To The Talent Pipeline Within The Advanced Manufacturing Sector Of Michigan

A research proposal to be presented by

Brandon Roderick Tucker, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Higher Education

December 10, 2021, at 1:15 p.m. via WebEx

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The First Three Weeks: Community College Students' Initial Sense of Belonging

A research proposal to be presented by

Jeffrey Montgomery, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Higher Education

November 29, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. via WebEx

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A Qualitative Study of Social Studies Teacher Educators' Use and Understanding of Civic Competence

A research proposal to be presented by

Rachel Corrigan, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

November 17, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. via WebEx

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Current Armed Forces Members' and Veterans Success in the Community College as Measured by Cumulative GPA

A research proposal to be presented by

Andy Stephan, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Higher Education

November 3, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. via WebEx

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Of Access and Support: The Community College Experience Among Diverse Females Over Age 35

A research proposal to be presented by

Mary D Goss-Hill, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Higher Education

October 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. via WebEx

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Conceptualizing and Advancing Antiracism in Higher Education: A Single Case Study of a Pioneering University Antiracist Center (UAC) in aPWI 

 A research proposal to be presented by

 Quatez Scott, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Foundations of Education

 September 7, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. via WebEx

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Under The tip of the iceberg: secondary teachers' perceptions of culturally relevant pedagogical approaches to working with english language learners

A research proposal to be presented by

Fatima Aldajani, a candidate for the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

August 10, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. via WebEx

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Last Updated: 6/27/22