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Thesis and Dissertation Defenses

Thesis and Dissertation defense announcements

Faculty, students, and the general public are encouraged to attend.

Candidate PresentingChair of the CommitteeDate/Time/LocationTopic
Saeun Lee
Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Technology
Tom SalsburyMay 13, 2020
3:00 P.M.
Zoom Available Upon Request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Exploring Content and Language Integated Learning in Japan
Christina Brando-Subis
Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Technology
Jane KelleyApril 22, 2020
1:00 P.M.
Zoom Available Upon Request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Scripted Reading Curriculum: Friend or Foe? An In-Depth Look at One Core Reading Program's Third Grade Strand
Mohamad Bukhary
Ph.D. in Special Education
Susan BanksApril 22, 2020
9:00 A.M.
Zoom Available Upon Request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Perceptions of Parents in Saudi Arabia Toward Collaboration with Professionals in Early Childhood Special Education
Emily Weber
M.A. in Sport Management
Simon LicenApril 20, 2020
1:00 P.M.
Zoom Available Upon Request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Differentiation Strategy Running Brands: A Content Analysis of Instagram Photos
Roy Escobar
Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education
Co-Chairs:
A.G. Rud
Francene Watson
April 20, 2020
1:00 P.M.
Zoom Available Upon Request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Knowledge Sits in Places: School Function and Prison Form
Tafona Ervin
Ed.D. (Educational Leadership)
Katherine RodelaApril 17, 2020
11:00 AM
Zoom Available Upon Request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Counter-Narratives of a Parent Leadership Group: A Look into the Diverse Perspectives of Parents in Public Education
Veneice Guillory-Lacy
Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning (CSSTE)
Paula Groves PriceApril 15, 2020
Noon
Zoom Available Upon Request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
(Her) Stories: Black Women in Educational Leadership
Mohammed Alzahrani
Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Technology
Tom SalsburyApril 9, 2020
10:00 A.M.
Zoom Available Upon Request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
A Two-case Study of Arab Family Language Policy
Sandra Larios
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction
Pamela BettisApril 8, 2020
Noon
Zoom Available Upon Request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
NUESTRAS VOCES: DIGITAL TESTIMONIOS OF FIRST-GENERATION CHICANX WOMEN
Courtney Benjamin
Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning (CSSTE)
Paula Groves PriceApril 7, 2020
10:00 A.M.
Zoom Available Upon Request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
"You Don't Have to Become a Man to Succeed in STEM": A Critical Discourse Analysis of STEM Faculty Women's Participation in an External Mentor Program
Catherine Woods
Ed.D. (Educational Leadership)
Katherine RodelaApril 7, 2020
10:00 A.M.
Zoom Available Upon Request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
African American Students' Narratives of Critical Interactions
Sandra Bancroft-Billings
Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Technology
Tom SalsburyApril 7, 2020
10:00 A.M.
Zoom Available Upon Request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Technical Legal Vocabulary for Law School Initiates Who Speak English as an Additional Language
Emmanuel O. Jaiyeola
Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education
Pamela BettisApril 6, 2020
2:00 P.M.
Zoom Available Upon Request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Interrogating Women's Grassroots Empowerment Programs in Nigeria: A Case Study of Ogotun Mat Weaving Center in Ogotun-Ekiti, Nigeria
Paulina Abustan
Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education
A.G. RudMarch 27, 2020
9:00 A.M.
Zoom Available Upon Request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Alternative World Making of Intersectional Disability Justice and Queer Critical Race Feminists Found in an Elementary School: A Critical Intersectional Feminist Ethnography
Greg Urquhart
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Phyllis ErdmanFebruary 28, 2020
1:00 P.M.
Pullman - Cleveland Hall 160A
Native American Veterans' Perceived Barriers and Facilitators of Seeking Treatment for PTSD
Washington State University