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Oral Defense Announcements

Fall 2017 Candidates

1
August
John Raimondo
Providing Equitable Access to Education for African American Students:
The Journey of One  Administrative Team
7
September
Tamekia Lee Bean-Bush
A for Academics or Athletics:
A Critical Look at African American Male Student Athletes in Search of Identity
14
September
Gail Davis
Monitoring Patient Safety in the Recovery Room
15
September
Christina Banister
Work Ethic, Turnover, and Performance:
An Examination of Predictive Validity for Entry-level Employees
21
September
Eric Charles Vorst
Trolling Twitter
27
September
Michael J. Deckard
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow:
The Temporal Stability of Crime Hot Spots and the Criminology of Place
6
October
Kathryn G. O'Brien
Gender Identity Work: Oppression and Agency as Described in Lifespan Narratives of
Transgender and Other Gender Non-Conforming Identified People in the U.S.
27
October
Brooke Mayfield
The Effectiveness of Treatment as Policy of Sex Offenders
27
October
Courtney J. Wilson
School Connectedness as a Moderator between Racial Microaggressions and Academic Performance for African American High School Students
31
October
Andrea Bustamante
Promoting Future Teachers' Social and Emotional Competencies:
Design and Evaluation of a Teacher Education Course in Colombia
6
November
Deborah R. Lee
I'm Afraid to Tell You What I Really Think:
An Investigation into the Feedback Withholding Bias Mechanism and Outcomes within STEM settings
7
November
Brittany Nicole Murphy
Psychometric Evaluation of the Counselor Supervisor Self-Efficacy Scale
9
November
Meredith Labadie
Re-reading, Re-writing, and Re-imaging Texts: Critical Literacy in a Kindergarten Classroom
9
November
M. Ryan Massey
Processing Motion: Using Code to Teach Newtonian Physics
10
November
Lisa K. Gouwens
Interactions Between Amyloid-beta and Microglial Cells
17
November
Jiajia Li
Achilles Is a Circadian Clock-controlled Gene That Regulates Immune System and Its Rhythmicity in Drosophilia
21
November
Zyra Daffodil M. Apugan
Potential Predictors of Cognitive Decline among Cognitively Impaired Older African Americans Living in Congregate Residential Settings
22
November
Eric B. Royer
Does Truth Promote Peace?
Toward a Greater Understanding of Truth Commissions as Transitional Justice Mechanisms
27
November
Christina S. Baer
The Diversity, Costs, and Benefits of Shelters Built by Lepidopteran Caterpillars in a Costa Rican Dry Forest
27
November
Christopher D. Funk
Elements of Moral Functioning in Sport and School
28
November
Riquita Marie Henry
How African American Parents Prepare to Homeschool Their Children

 

Spring 2018 Candidates

18
October
CheyOnna Sewell
Gender Inequality, Intersectionality, and Violence Against Women:
A National- and State-level Analysis of Violence Against Women Trends
18
December
Philip Eiseman
Validation of the Multilayered Gender Identity Questionnaires
20
December
Allen Shamow
Homicide and the World Religions