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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
Jeff M. Hardesty
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Richard SawyerAugust 20, 2018
2:30 P.M.
Spokane - SCRS 222
TriCities - Floyd 209
Participatory Action Research: An Examination of Equity for the Underrepresented Student During Response to Intervention Implementation
Raed Alsawaier
Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Technology
Co-Chairs:
Linda Mabry
Deanna Day-Wiff
August 27, 2018
1:15 P.M.
Pullman - Cleveland 353
Vancouver - VUB 311
The Effect of Gamification on Students’ Engagement and Motivation in Three WSU Courses
Sean M. Dotson
Ed.D. in K-12 Administration
Sharon KruseOctober 1, 2018
Noon
Vancouver - VUB 311
Spokane - SNRS 420
Reducing Exclusionary Discipline: Alignment of Administrator and Staff Perceptions and Implications for the Work
Seyed Shahrokni
Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Technology
Thomas SalsburyOctober 29, 2018
11:00 A.M.
Pullman - Education Addition 202
TriCities - Floyd 207S
Second Language Socialization in Stronghold Kingdoms: An Ethnographic Case Study
Anna Karin Roo
Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Technology
Thomas SalsburyOctober 29, 2018
1:00 P.M.
Pullman - Education Addition 202
TriCities - Floyd 209
Exploring Science Literacy of English Learners in K-16 Learning Environments
Fawwz Alhasiany
Ph.D. in Special Education
Michael DunnNovember 5, 2018
1:00 P.M.
Pullman - Education Addition 202
Vancouver - VUB 311
Saudi Arabian Teachers Perspective about Inclusion: Attitudes about Instruction and Assessment
Stewart Tyler Morgan
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Richard SawyerNovember 7, 2018
10:00 A.M.
Vancouver - VUB 311
Project Based Learning: Veteran Teachers Creating Curriculum for a New School
Xue Zhang
Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Technology
Co-Chairs:
Joy Egbert
Yuliya Ardasheva
November 14, 2018
9:30 A.M.
Pullman - Education Addition 202
TriCities - Floyd 207S
Self-Efficacy and English Public Speaking
Sarah Pooler
Ph.D. in Education (Math and Sci. Educ.)
Tamara HolmlundNovember 15, 2018
12:30 P.M.
TriCities - Floyd 209
The Influence of Academic Preparation and Self-Efficacy in a Project-Based STEM Program Situated in a Public Comprehensive High School on Graduates' Choice Of and Persistence Toward STEM Degrees
Heather Welch-Griffin
Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning (Special Education)
Darcy MillerNovember 15, 2018
1:00 P.M.
Pullman - Education Addition 202
Go-To-Meeting
Reading to Dogs: Effects on Student Oral Reading Fluency, Comprehension, and Reading Motivation
NarayanKripa Sundararajan
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
Olusola AdesopeNovember 16, 2018
10:00 A.M.
Pullman - Cleveland Hall 160A
Seductive Details: A Meta-Regression and Empirical Study
Michael Boggess
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Hsin-Ya LiaoNovember 30, 2018
1:00 P.M.
Pullman - Cleveland Hall 353
D1 Defense - Resilience in First-Generation College Students
Rachida Labbas
Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning (Language and Literacy Education)
Thomas SalsburyDecember 7, 2018
11:00 A.M.
Pullman - Education Addition 202
EXPLORING SELF-AUTHORSHIP AMONG NORTH AFRICAN WOMEN TEACHERS
Washington State University