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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
Laura Grant
Ph.D. (Education), Specialization: Mathematics and Science Education
Judith MorrisonApril 20, 2023
Noon
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
STEM Elementary Schools: Teacher and Administrator Perceptions and Concerns
Ahmed Aldafas
Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Technology
Thomas SalsburyApril 19, 2023
2:00 P.M.
Pullman Campus - Cleveland Hall 353
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Saudi Arabian Multilingual Learners’ Utilization of Their Linguistic Repertoires to Make Rhetorical Choices in English Writing
Shain Wright
Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education
Stephany RunningHawk JohnsonApril 18, 2023
9:00 A.M.
Vancouver Campus - VUB 311
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Serving Trans Parent Families: Research and Theory Towards Service
Elizabeth Grace
Ph.D. in Mathematics and Science Education
Molly KeltonApril 17, 2023
Noon
Pullman Campus - Cleveland 353
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Photographing the Pandemic: Self-Determination, Systems Thinking, and Arts-Based Practices in a Photography-Integrated STEM Afterschool Program
Robin Mays
Ph.D. (Education), Language, Literacy and Technology
Sarah NewcomerApril 14, 2023
10:00 A.M.
TriCities Campus - Floyd 260
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
College Reading and Writing: Studies in Interest, Self-Perception and Care
James Scott
M.S. in Kinesiology
Christopher ConnollyApril 13, 2023
3:00 P.M.
Pullman Campus - PEB 103
Evaluation of Environmental Conditions on Hydration-Related Illnesses and Medical Condition Diagnoses for Varying Stages of the Ironman-Distance Triathion
Matar Alharbi
Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Technology
Sarah NewcomerApril 11, 2023
2:00 P.M.
Pullman campus - Cleveland Hall 353
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
The Effect of the Process-Oriented Approach and the Use of Corrective Feedback in English Writing
Jo Ann Arinder
Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Technology
Jane KelleyApril 10, 2023
9:00 A.M.
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Virtual Reality—An Evaluative Case Study: Supporting College Readiness During a Global Pandemic
Wayne Smolinsky
Ed.D. K-12 Administration
Sharon KruseApril 3, 2023
3:00 P.M.
Vancouver Campus - VUB 311
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Place-Based Education: A Qualitative Study of Definitions, Opportunities, and Barriers in a Small K-12 School District
Brandon Edwards-Schuth
Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education
John LupinacciMarch 31, 2023
10:00 A.M.
Pullman Campus - Education Addition 212
Radical Praxis Pedagogies: A Critical Podcast Methodology
Adnan Mohamed Mayof
Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Technology
Co-Chairs: Yuliya Ardasheva and Olusola AdesopeMarch 21, 2023
10:00 A.M.
Pullman - Education Addition 202
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Conditions and Factors Moderating Mobile-Assisted Language Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression
Yesenia Rodriguez
Ed.D. K-12 Administration
Shannon CalderoneMarch 6, 2023
Noon
TriCities Campus - Floyd 247
HELP-SEEKING AMONG LATIN@ UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS AT HISPANIC SERVING-INSTITUTION COMMUNITY COLLEGES: A LATIN@ CRITICAL RACE THEORY CASE STUDY
Michelle Smith
Ed.D. K-12 Administration
Shannon CalderoneFebruary 27, 2023
Noon
TriCities Campus - Floyd 210
BUILDING REENGAGEMENT READINESS FOR SUSTAINED ENGAGEMENT IN AN ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL
Aidan Aumell
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction
Don McMahonJanuary 6, 2023
11:00 A.M.
Zoom available upon request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions of a Hybrid Field Trip in Natural Resource Ecology
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
Congratulations to all theDecember Graduates!Well done and the best of luck in the next phase of your journey.