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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
Kathryn Abrams
Ph.D. in Special Education
Don McMahonJanuary 5, 2023
10:00 A.M.
Pullman Campus - Cleveland Hall 353
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
USING VIRTUAL REALITY TO TEACH SCIENCE VOCABULARY TO TRANSITION AGED YOUTH WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY
Kelsey MacDonald
Ph.D. in Teaching & Learning (Special Education)
Brenda Barrio and Holly Whittenburg December 12, 2022
11:30 A.M.
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
POWER STRUCTURES IN AN INCLUSIVE POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WITH I/DD: A CRITICAL CASE STUDY OF STAKEHOLDERS’ PERSPECTIVES
Chioma Ezeh
Ph.D. in Education (Specialization: Language, Literacy and Technology)
Thomas SalsburyNovember 17, 2022
9:00 A.M.
Pullman - Cleveland Hall 353
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Delimitation of Meaning-Making Practices Within a Micro-Level Enactment of the Supportive Mainstream Language Program
Emma McMain
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
Zoe Higheagle StrongNovember 16, 2022
1:00 P.M.
Pullman - Elson Floyd Cultural Center, Coyote Room
“BACK TO THE RELATIONSHIP”: EDUCATORS EXPLORE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING IN A CRITICAL DISCOURSE COMMUNITY
Kristy Gilmartin
Ed.D. (Educational Leadership) K-12 Administration
Katherine RodelaNovember 16, 2022
10:00 A.M.
Vancouver - VUB 311
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
A Qualitative Exploration of the Business of Prior Learning at Public Four-Year Regional Universities
Jerad Farley
Ed.D. (Educational Leadership) K-12 Administration
Kristin HugginsNovember 14, 2022
3:00 P.M.
Vancouver - VUB 311
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Feedback Matters: A Study of the Learning of Practicing Teachers Regarding Principal Formative Feedback for Instructional Practice Improvement
Pete Perez
Ed.D. (Educational Leadership) K-12 Administration
Kristin HugginsNovember 14, 2022
1:00 P.M.
Vancouver - VUB 311
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Feedback Matters: A Study of the Learning of Practicing Principals Regarding Formative Feedback for Instructional Improvement
Douglas Hughes
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Shannon CalderoneNovember 10, 2022
2:00 P.M.
TriCities Campus - TCIC 221
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Buy-in and Risk Aversion Among Community College Faculty During Guided Pathways Implementation
Shain Wright
Dissertation Research Proposal
Stephany RunningHawk JohnsonNovember 9, 2022
Noon
Vancouver - VUB 311
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Serving Trans Parent Families: Research and Theory Towards Service
Weili Yuan
Ph.D. in Special Education
Michael DunnOctober 20, 2022
9:00 A.M.
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
The Impact of Parent-Mediated Naturalistic Interventions with the Addition of Speech-Generating Devices on Vocalizations of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Communication Needs
Kiersten Guetlein
Thesis Research Proposal
Amir GilmoreOctober 12, 2022
9:00 A.M.
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Confronting Antiblackness in White Classrooms
Erin Murphy
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Katherine RodelaOctober 10, 2022
1:00 P.M.
Vancouver - VUB 311
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
EMPOWERING MULTILINGUAL FAMILIES