Oral Defense Announcements

August 21

David Hart
In Search of Spirit: The Meaning and Making of Gay Spirituality

December 8 Emily Strang
Intentional and Unintentional Misreporting on Self-Report Measures of Sexually Aggressive Behavior

December 16

Michelle Phillips Whitacre
Teacher Transformation: An Exploration of Science Teachers' Changing Professional Identities, Knowledge, and Classroom Practices

February 4

Steven Mucci
Managing Political and Investment Risk in the International Oil and Gas Industry

March 6

Emily Hu
Cultural Conceptualizations of the Trauma Response: The Role of Locus of Control, Religiosity, and Religious Coping

March 11

Thomas J. LaRosa
Correlational Evidence between Processing Speed Index, Coherent Motion Threshold, and Achievement Scores of Children with and without Learning Disabilities

March 18 Chrystal Leigh Lewis
A Comparison of the Effects of a Web-Based Education Program about the ICU Environment and a Standard Education Program on Anxiety, Depression and Acute Stress Experienced Among Family Members of ICU Patients
March 31 Sheandra P. Brown
Teaching at the Top of the Class: Black Female Educators' Perspective of Teaching High Achieving Black Children

April 2

Erin C. Schulte
Yoga and Adolescent Psychological Health, Depressive Symptoms, and Flourishing

April 6 Rebecca Meyer
Transitioning Teens With Diabetes to Adult Health Care

April 9 Cynthia Chasteen
Under Construction: The Impact of TESOL on Four pReservice Teachers' Emerging Teaching Identities

April 13 Cheri L. Fortney
How Teacher Beliefs Impact Teacher Behaviors: Teaching Children with Moderate Intellectual Disability to Read

April 13 Marquita L. Bowers-Brown
The St. Louis Desegregation Transfer Program: Do African American Students Perform Better In an Integrated Suburban Setting?

April 16 Alla Gonzalez Del Castillo
Cognitive Coaching as a Form of Professional development in a Linguistically Diverse School

April 16 Kenneth M. Foushee
The Relationship between Adult Basic and Adult Secondary Educational Instructional Styles and Learner Outcomes When Measured as Educational Gain on the National Reporting System Scale

April 16 Oyomoare L. Osazuwa-Peters
Ecological strategies and disturbance response of tropical forest trees: insight from functional trait variation

April 17 Maria Dorothea van der Walt
Wavelet analysis of non-stationary signals with applications
April 20 Maria Wilhelmina Barbosa de Oliveira Pil
Demographic Histories Of West Indian Birds - Extrinsic Versus Intrinsic Influences

April 20 Cori Deitz
Sexual Orientation Microaggressions and Psychological Well-Being: A Mediational Model

April 20 Reginald W. Holt
Investigating the Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention with Men on Probation or Parole

April 21 Angela Marie Schubert
Attitudes toward Aging Sexual Expression in Nursing Homes: An Exploration of the Older Adult Resident Phenomenon

April 21

Jack D. Simons
Examining School Counselor Advocacy for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students: An Assessment of Factors Toward Action

April 22

Vincenzo A. Ellis
Relationships of haemosporidian parasites to populations of their avian hosts in eastern North America

April 22

Wendy Freebersyser
A Narrative of A Teacher's Awakening of Consciousness: Learning to Become an Effective Witness

April 22

Aldis Jakubovskis
Capacity Planning and Resource Acquisition Decisions Using Robust Optimization

April 22 Joylynn L. Pruitt
The Underrepresentation of African American Female Public School Superintendents: Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling of Race and Gender

April 23 Jodi Flesner
"Alone In Our Grief:" Exploring How Surviving Siblings Make Meaning After the Death of a Brother or Sister

April 24 Robbie Hart
Climate-driven change in Himalayan Rhododendron phenology
May 15 Nika George
Medication Non-Adherence in Community Dwelling Older Adults with Dementia: An Educational Intervention for Family Caregivers

May 15 Katherine Ruth Buchholz
Neural Correlates of Rumination in POsttraumatic Stress Disorder Before and After Cognitive Processing Therapy

June 15 Brianna Mann
Decision Making and Association in Hoarding

June 18 Jason Spray
The Schoolyard as an Outdoor Classroom: Learning Through Experience