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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
Cihan Demir
M.A. in Educational Psychology
Brian FrenchNovember 21, 2019
9:00 A.M.
Pullman - Cleveland Hall 353
Application of Computerized Adaptive Testing to Washington Assessment of the Risks and Needs of Students (WARNS)
Meisam Haghighi
D1 Dissertation Proposal
Phyllis ErdmanNovember 19, 2019
Noon
Pullman - Cleveland Hall 353
ACCULTURATION, MENTAL HEALTH ATTITUDES, HELP-SEEKING, AND THE ROLE OF TIME
Darci M. Graves
Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning (Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education)
Pam Bettis and Ashley Boyd, co-chairsNovember 18, 2019
10:00 A.M.
Pullman - Cleveland Hall 353
Vancouver - VUB 311
Armed With More Than Knowledge: An Autoethnographic Exploration Of Gun Culture
David Alpizar
D1 Dissertation Proposal
Brian FrenchNovember 14, 2019
10:00 A.M.
Pullman - Cleveland Hall 160A
SYSTEMATIC REVIEW, EVALUATION, AND DEMONSTRATION OF TESTLET RESPONSE THEORY MODELS
Mehriban Ceylan
M.A. in Educational Psychology
Shenghai Dai
November 13, 2019
11:00 A.M.
Pullman - Cleveland Hall 353
Investigating Item Parameter Drift Across Computer- and Paper-Based Assessment Modes in PISA 2015 Mathematics
Katharine Smith
Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning (Language, Literacy, and Technology)
Jane KelleyNovember 12, 2019
1:00 P.M.
Pullman - Cleveland Hall 353
Spokane - Zoom
EXPLORING MILITARY FAMILIES AS A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE TO CRITICALLY ANALYZE NARRATIVE FICTION CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS
Onur Ramazan
M.A. in Educational Psychology
Robert DanielsonNovember 6, 2019
10:00 A.M.
Pullman - Cleveland Hall 160A
Spokane - CCRS 211
Investigation of Significant Test Anxiety Predictors in Large-Scale Assessment Data for the United States: A Hierarchical Multiple Regression
Samuel Aina
M.A. in Educational Psychology
Olusola AdesopeNovember 6, 2019
8:00 A.M.
Pullman - Cleveland Hall 160A
Spokane - CCRS 211
VIDEOCASE-BASED LEARNING AND ANALYSIS IN TEACHER EDUCATION: A META-ANALYSIS
Areej Alsalamah
Ph.D. (Special Education)
Yun-Ju HsiaoOctober 23, 2019
9:00 A.M.
TriCities - Floyd 207L
Pullman - Education Addition 202
Vancouver - VUB 331
Zoom upon request only. Please send request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
PERCEPTIONS OF KNOWLEDGE OF TEACHERS OF STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES REGARDING RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION
Jennifer Brown Sanders
Ed.D. (Educational Leadership)
Amy Roth McDuffieOctober 22, 2019
Noon
Pullman - Cleveland 344
Vancouver - VUE 311
EFFECTS OF ELEMENTARY GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHERS, SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS, AND MATH INTERVENTIONISTS COLLABORATING IN A PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY
Mandi C. Rehn
Ed.D. (Educational Leadership)
John LupinacciOctober 18, 2019
12:30 P.M.
Spokane - SCRS 222
Vancouver - VUB 332
CLASSROOM-BASED PHYSICAL FITNESS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: A CASE STUDY
Ashley K. Vaughan
D1 proposal
Educational Psychology
Kira CarbonneauOctober 18, 2019
12:30 P.M.
Pullman - Cleveland 353
STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF RECOMMENDED PRACTICES FOR SERVICE LEARNING: A MIXED-METHODS APPROACH
Carlos Anguiano
D1 Proposal
Educational Psychology
Kira CarbonneauOctober 14, 2019
10:00 A.M.
Pullman - Cleveland 353
EFFECTS OF MULTIMEDIA-ENHANCED STORYBOOKS ON YOUNG CHILDRENS’ VOCABULARY KNOWLEDGE: A META-ANALYSIS
Adnan Althabiti
Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning (Special Education)
Susan BanksOctober 10, 2019
1:30 PM
Pullman - Cleveland 353
Vancouver - VUB 311
Zoom upon request only. Please send request to gradstudies@wsu.edu
SAUDI SOCIETAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS GIFTED FEMALES
Michael Schacter
D1 Proposal
Counseling Psychology
Hsin-Ya LiaoAugust 22, 2019
10:00 A.M.
Pullman - Cleveland Hall 353
Emerging Adults' Perceptions of Help-Seeking Stigmatization from Parents and Peers
Washington State University