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NCE Doctoral Dissertations

View upcoming doctoral student dissertations listings including date, time and location.

Dissertations

Past Defense Announcements for 2020

Year:
Candidate Name: Erin Kelly
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: A NARRATIVE STUDY EXPLORING THE SUCCESS FACTORS OF LATINX HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN AN URBAN SETTING

Abstract: Date: January 23, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Campus: North Shore
Room#: 426

Chair: Dr. Harrington Gibson
Committee Member(s): Dr. Carlos Azcoitia
Dean's Rep: Dr. Kamau Rashid
Candidate Name: Tammy Saleen
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: ASSESSING RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION BY THE EXTENT TO WHICH TIER II SUPPORTS IMPACTED STUDENT GROWTH: THE STORY OF RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RTI) PRACTICES IN ONE URBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Abstract: Date: February 5, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Campus: Wheeling
Room#: 354

Chair: Dr. Harrington Gibson
Committee Member(s): Dr. Elizabeth Minor
Dean's Rep: Dr. Donald Angelaccio
Candidate Name: Tim Riff
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: USING TEACHER EVALUATION TO DEVELOP TRUST AND MOTIVATE TEACHERS TO ENGAGE IN CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Abstract: Date: February 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Campus: Chicago
Room#: 4043

Chair: Dr. Gloria McDaniel-Hall
Committee Member(s): Dr. Harrington Gibson
Dean's Rep: Dr. Elizabeth Minor
Candidate Name: Liza Johnson
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A PROGRAM EVALUATION

Abstract: Date: February 14, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Room#: University of Dubuque Welch Dining
Video Conference: Click here to view the video conference (Zoom)

Chair: Dr. Stuart Carrier
Committee Member(s): Dr. Margaret Machon
Dean's Rep: Dr. Carol Burg
Candidate Name: Michelle Grace
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATING CURRICULUM AND PRACTICES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION: A PROGRAM EVALUATION

Abstract: Date: February 14, 2020
Time: 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Room#: University of Dubuque Welch Dining
Video Conference: Click here to view the video conference (Zoom)

Chair: Dr. Carol Burg
Committee Member(s): Dr. Suart Carrier
Dean's Rep: Dr. Margaret Machon
Candidate Name: Scott McCaw
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: DIALOGIC IMPACT: A PROGRAM EVALUATION OF ON-LINE LEARNING IN PASTORAL SPIRITUAL FORMATION, CONNECTION, AND VOCATION

Abstract: Date: February 15, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Room#: University of Dubuque Welch Dining
Video Conference: Click here to view the video conference (Zoom)

Chair: Dr. Stuart Carrier
Committee Member(s): Dr. Carol Burg
Dean's Rep: Dr. Margaret Machon
Candidate Name: Jennifer Supple Bartels
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: THE ROLE OF BI-DIRECTIONAL SENSEMAKING IN DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Abstract: Date: February 15, 2020
Time: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Room#: University of Dubuque Welch Dining
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Chair: Dr. Carol Burg
Committee Member(s): Dr. Stuart Carrier
Dean's Rep: Dr. Margaret Machon
Candidate Name: Katie Boyer
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: A PROGRAM EVALUATION OF A DISTRICT’S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WELLNESS CURRICULUM TO IMPROVE UNDERGRADUATE TRAINING

Abstract: Date: February 15, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room#: University of Dubuque Welch Dining
Video Conference: Click here to view the video conference (Zoom)

Chair: Dr. Stuart Carrier
Committee Member(s): Dr. Margaret Machon
Dean's Rep: Dr. Carol Burg
Candidate Name: Rachina Holman Heron
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: Elementary Teachers’ Perceptions of the Development and Implementation of a Comprehensive School Safety Plan

Abstract: Date: February 20, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Campus: Tampa
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Chair: Dr. Carla L Sparks
Committee Member(s): Dr. Lorrie Butler
Dean's Rep: Dr. Daniel Buckman
Candidate Name: Sarah T. Lukas
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: THE PRIMARY DILEMMA: DETERMINING AND OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO A FOCUS ON PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 3

Abstract: Date: March 6, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Campus: Tampa
Room#: Tampa Regional Center, NLU Classroom 1
Video Conference: Click here to view the video conference (Zoom)

Chair: Dr. Carla L Sparks
Committee Member(s): Dr. Stefanie Cedar Shames
Dean's Rep: Dr. Daniel C. Buckman
Candidate Name: Amy Ressler
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: A PROGRAM EVALUATION OF IMMERSIVE DEVISED STORY DRAMA: PROCESS AND IMPACTS AT A SUMMER CREATIVITY CAMP

Abstract: Date: March 7, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Room#: University of Dubuque Welch Dining
Video Conference: Click here to view the video conference (Zoom)

Chair: Dr. Carol Burg
Committee Member(s): Dr. Kristen Lems
Dean's Rep: Dr. Stuart Carrier
Candidate Name: James Romagna
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: CREATING A CULTURE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR FACULTY AND STAFF ON A UNIVERSITY CAMPUS: A PROGRAM EVALUATION

Abstract: Date: March 7, 2020
Time: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Room#: University of Dubuque Welch Dining
Video Conference: Click here to view the video conference (Zoom)

Chair: Dr. Stuart Carrier
Committee Member(s): Dr. Carol Burg
Dean's Rep: Dr. Margaret Machon
Candidate Name: April Elsbernd
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: SHORT-TERM ATHLETIC FOREIGN TOURS AND STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: A PROGRAM EVALUATION

Abstract: Date: March 7, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room#: University of Dubuque Welch Dining
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Chair: .Dr. Carol Burg
Committee Member(s): Dr. Stuart Carrier
Dean's Rep: Dr. Margaret Macon
Candidate Name: Crystal A. Cizmar
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: AN EVALUATION OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT’S SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PREVENT SUMMER READING LOSS

Abstract: Date: March 16, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Campus: Tampa
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Chair: Dr. Carla L Sparks
Committee Member(s): Dr. Rosita C Riley
Dean's Rep: Dr. Elizabeth Minor
Candidate Name: Trudy Hill-Jones
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: THE PERCEPTIONS OF FORMER STUDENTS AS TO THE IMPORTANCE OF POST-SECONDARY AND CAREER PLANNING IN AN ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL SETTING

Abstract: Date: March 16, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Campus: Tampa
Room#: Tampa Regional Center, NLU
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Chair: Dr. Jenifer Neale
Committee Member(s): Dr. Edie E. Sohigian
Dean's Rep: Dr. Daniel C. Buckman
Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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