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NCE Doctoral Dissertations

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Dissertations

Past Defense Announcements for 2021

Year:
Candidate Name: Kara Mieszanek
Program: EDD (Educational Leadership)
Dissertation Title: Trust in leadership to develop collaborative school culture and effective implementation of professional learning communities

Abstract: Date: January 14, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Campus: Chicago
Room#: Zoom

Chair: Dr. Harrington Gibson
Committee Member(s): Dr. James Fitzpatrick
Dean's Rep: Dr. Donald Angelaccio
Candidate Name: Yvette Edwards
Program: EDD (Educational Leadership)
Dissertation Title: A PROGRAM EVALUATION OF ONE SCHOOL’S THIRD THROUGH FIFTH GRADE INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES

Abstract: Date: January 22, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Campus: Tampa
Room#: Zoom
Video Conference: Click here to view the video conference (Zoom)

Chair: Dr. Carla Sparks
Committee Member(s): Dr. Lorrie Bulter
Dean's Rep: Dr. James Lawson
Candidate Name: Gerardo Trujillo
Program: EDD (Educational Leadership)
Dissertation Title: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHER PREPARATION AND ATTRITION IN THE TEACHING FIELD

Abstract: Date: January 25, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Campus: Chicago
Room#: Zoom
Video Conference: Click here to view the video conference (Zoom)

Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Minor
Committee Member(s): Dr. Kavita Kapadia Matsko
Dean's Rep: Dr. James Fitzpatrick
Candidate Name: Kimberly Kimbrough
Program: EDD (Educational Leadership)
Dissertation Title: How Do Teachers’ Pedagogy Influence the Ways in Which African American Males are Disciplined? A Case Study Examining Discipline in a High School Setting

Abstract: Date: February 17, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Campus: Chicago
Room#: Zoom
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Chair: Dr. Harrington Gibson
Committee Member(s): Dr. Kamau Rashid
Dean's Rep: Dr. Elizabeth Minor
Candidate Name: Chamiyah Peacock
Program: EDD (Educational Leadership)
Dissertation Title: BUILDING CAPACITY WITH URBAN SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO SUPPORT SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING NEEDS OF STUDENTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR ADDRESSING CHILDHOOD TRAUMATIC EVENTS THAT IMPEDE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Abstract: Date: March 8, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Campus: Chicago
Room#: Zoom
Video Conference: Click here to view the video conference (Zoom)

Chair: Dr. Harrington Gibson
Committee Member(s): Dr. Kamau Rashid
Dean's Rep: Dr. Cheryl Watkins
Candidate Name: Debra Wright Hudson
Program: EDD (Educational Leadership)
Dissertation Title: Parents’ Knowledge of Bullying and Their Perceptions of Anti-Bullying Interventions at a Selected Middle School

Abstract: Date: March 17, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Campus: Tampa
Room#: Zoom
Video Conference: Click here to view the video conference (Zoom)

Chair: Dr. Carla L. Sparks
Committee Member(s): Dr. Stefanie C. Shames
Dean's Rep: Dr. Christie McMullen
Candidate Name: Doni Elizabeth Hodge
Program: EDD (Educational Leadership)
Dissertation Title: A PROGRAM EVALUATION OF SRA MASTERY AND CORRECTIVE READING WITH CONNECTIONS TO TEACHER EFFICACY

Abstract: Date: March 18, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Campus: Tampa
Room#: Zoom
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Chair: Dr. Carla L. Sparks
Committee Member(s): Dr. Jenifer Neale
Dean's Rep: Dr. James Lawson
Candidate Name: Gabrielle Yvette Jones
Program: EDD (Educational Leadership)
Dissertation Title: An Evaluation of One School's Reading Program to Support Struggling Readers Through the Use of Data

Abstract: Date: March 19, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Campus: Tampa
Room#: Zoom
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Chair: Dr. Dale Moxley
Committee Member(s): Dr. Lois McKee
Dean's Rep: Dr. Christie McMullen
Candidate Name: Nicholas Samuels
Program: EDD (Educational Leadership)
Dissertation Title: Program Evaluation of Restorative Practices at One Elementary School

Abstract: Date: March 19, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Campus: Tampa
Room#: Zoom
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Chair: Dr. Dale Moxley
Committee Member(s): Dr. Tamara Cornwell
Dean's Rep: Dr. Christie McMullen
Candidate Name: James M Walton
Program: EDD in Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: EVALUATING THE COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: STRATEGIES, ACTIONS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Abstract: Date: March 23, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room#: Zoom

Chair: Dr. Harrington Gibson
Committee Member(s): Dr. Kamau Rashid
Dean's Rep: Dr. James Fitzpatrick
Candidate Name: Julie Ramirez
Program: Disability and Equity in Education
Dissertation Title: Educating Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: The US Constitution, Citizenship and Disability

Abstract: Date: March 25, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room#: Zoom

Chair: Dr. Valerie Owen
Committee Member(s): Dr. Terry Jo Smith, Dr. Virginia Zeitlin
Dean's Rep: Dr. Kathleen Kotel
Candidate Name: Azra Naqvi
Program: EDD in Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: STUDYING THE IMPACT OF NONCOGNITIVE SKILLS IN YOUNG CHILDREN BY WAY OF IMPLEMENTING A STUDENT TEACHER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM IN ELEMENTARY GRADES

Abstract: Date: April 7, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room#: Zoom

Chair: Dr. Seema Imam
Committee Member(s): Dr. Jack Denny
Dean's Rep: Dr. Harrington Gibson
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