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NCE Doctoral Dissertations

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Dissertations

Past Defense Announcements for 2019

Year:
Candidate Name: Ruqia Ali
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: IMPROVING SCHOOL CULTURE TO ENHANCE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AT SAMAD ISLAMIC SCHOOL: A CHANGE LEADERSHIP PLAN

Abstract: Date: January 10, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Campus: North Shore
Room#: 426

Chair: Dr. Norman Weston
Committee Member(s): Dr. Harrington Gibson
Dean's Rep: Dr. Elizabeth McDonald
Candidate Name: Hanan Matari
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: IMPROVING SCHOOL CULTURE TO ENHANCE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AT SAMAD ISLAMIC SCHOOL: A CHANGE LEADERSHIP PLAN

Abstract: Date: January 10, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Campus: North Shore
Room#: 426

Chair: Dr. Norman Weston
Committee Member(s): Dr. Harrington Gibson
Dean's Rep: Dr Elizabeth McDonald
Candidate Name: Nicolette Harris
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: AN EVALUATION OF THE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION SUPPORT PROGRAM AT ONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Abstract: Date: March 3, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Campus: Tampa
Room#: 2
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Chair: Dr. Carol A. Burg
Committee Member(s): Dr. Anna Tsambis
Dean's Rep: Dr. Tamara Cornwell
Candidate Name: Monique Griffin-Gay
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: AN EVALUATION OF THE IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION PROGRAM AT ONE HIGH SCHOOL

Abstract: Date: March 3, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Campus: Tampa
Room#: 2
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Chair: Dr. Dale Moxley
Committee Member(s): Dr. Tamara K. Cornwell
Dean's Rep: Dr. Lois McKee
Candidate Name: Erin Musha
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: AN EVALUATION OF TEACHER RECRUITING AND RETENTION PROCESSES IN TITLE I MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Abstract: Date: March 3, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Campus: Tampa
Room#: 2
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Chair: Dr. Brenda Hardman
Committee Member(s): Dr. Dale Moxley
Dean's Rep: Dr. Lois McKee
Candidate Name: Stacy Thomas
Program: Teaching and Learning
Dissertation Title: POSITIONALITY MATTERS: SCHOOL CHOICE DECISIONS BASED ON ETHNOGRAPHIC ACCOUNTS OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN MOTHER

Abstract: Date: March 4, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Campus: North Shore
Room#: 469
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Chair: Dr. Sara Efron, Dr. Kamau Rashid
Committee Member(s): Dr. Terry Jo Smith
Dean's Rep: Dr. Todd Price
Candidate Name: Anne Zavell
Program: Teaching and Learning
Dissertation Title: THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF PARENTING A FOOD-ALLERGIC CHILD: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL QUALITATIVE STUDY

Abstract: Date: March 12, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Campus: Wheeling
Room#: 310
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Chair: Dr. Terry Jo Smith
Committee Member(s): Dr. Angela Elkordy, Dr. Jeanie Zeitlin
Dean's Rep: Dr. Kathy Pluymert
Candidate Name: Jennifer Hull
Program: Teaching and Learning
Dissertation Title: EDUCATORS’ PERCEPTIONS OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE, CARE, INCLUSION, AND DISABILITY: A PHEN[WOMEN]OLOGICAL STUDY

Abstract: Date: March 18, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Campus: Wheeling
Room#: 310
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Chair: Dr. Terry Jo Smith
Committee Member(s): Dr. Valerie Owen, Dr. Patrick Schwarz
Dean's Rep: Dr. Kate Zilla
Candidate Name: Lisa Penny
Program: Teaching and Learning
Dissertation Title: THE TWO FACES OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATORS , GENERAL EDUCATORS, AND ADMINISTRATORS’ PERSPECTIVES ON COLLABORATION

Abstract: Date: March 22, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Campus: Wheeling
Room#: 310
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Chair: Dr. Terry Jo Smith
Committee Member(s): Dr. Kathy Kotel, Dr. Todd Price
Dean's Rep: Dr. Kate Zilla
Candidate Name: Brian Metcalf
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: A Program Evaluation of Job-Embedded Professional Development in an Urban School District

Abstract: Date: April 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Campus: Chicago
Room#: 5016

Chair: Dr. Gloria McDaniel-Hall
Committee Member(s): Dr. Harrington Gibson
Dean's Rep: Dr. Kamau Rashid
Candidate Name: Jennifer Tarr
Program: Ed.D. Teaching and Learning/Reading Major
Dissertation Title: Sources of Missed Understanding: A Framework for Diagnosing Comprehension Breakdown

Abstract: Date: April 11, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Campus: North Shore
Room#: 426
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Chair: Dr. Sophie Degener
Dean's Rep: Dr. Ruth Quiroa
Candidate Name: Robert Hubbird
Program: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: ATTENDANCE MATTERS! A POLICY ADVOCACY DOCUMENT

Abstract: Date: April 12, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Campus: Lisle
Room#: 850-208
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Chair: Dr. Harrington Gibson
Committee Member(s): Dr. Elizabeth Minor
Dean's Rep: Dr. Renee Gugel
Candidate Name: Karen J. Sarasin
Program: Teaching and Learning: Curriculum, Advocacy & Policy
Dissertation Title: A SUBURBAN CASE OF COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION FOR MUSIC EDUCATION: LESSONS FOR ARTS EDUCATION IN A CASH-STRAPPED WORLD

Abstract: Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Campus: North Shore
Room#: 640
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Chair: Dr. Sara Efrat Efron
Committee Member(s): Dr. Sara Schneider
Dean's Rep: Dr. Jeffrey Winter
Candidate Name: Robert McElligott
Program: Teaching and Learning: Curriculum, Advocacy & Policy
Dissertation Title: Policy Advocacy: Transgender Students in a Public School Setting

Abstract: Date: April 22, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Campus: North Shore
Room#: 426

Chair: Dr. Sandra Stringer
Committee Member(s): Dr. Harrington Gibson
Dean's Rep: Dr. Kamau Rashid
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