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Thesis and Dissertation Defense Announcements

The Graduate College is pleased to provide notice of the following scheduled dissertation defenses. Graduate faculty, students, and staff are welcome to attend dissertation defenses. Kindly contact the committee chair prior to the event if you plan on attending.

UPCOMING DISSERTATION DEFENSES

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Lascelia Dacres: Middle Grades (6-8) Reading Teachers’ Beliefs Regarding the State’s Academic Reading Standards, Curriculum Materials, and Instructional Practices
February 21, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Thesis Advisor: Traci P. Baxley, Ed.D.
Boca Raton Campus, Room ED 338
Committee Members: Patricia Maslin Ostrowski, Ph.D. and Philomena Marinaccio, Ph.D.

Jennifer Malhoyt-Lee: "Precursors of Sexualization: Perspectives of Mothers and Female Teachers Regarding the Influence of the Media on 4-Year-Old Girls’ Gender Identity Development"
February 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Thesis Advisor: Roberta Weber, Ed.D.
Jupiter Campus Room: TBD
Committee Members: Nancy Brown, Ed.D., John Hardman, Ph.D., Nancy Jones, Ph.D., Diane Levin, Ph.D. and Sabrina Sembiante, Ph.D.

Leigh Scruggs: "Influence of Required Continuing Education in Florida SB 1108 on Teacher Self-Efficacy in Serving Students with Disabilities"
February 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Thesis Advisor: Roberta Weber, Ed.D.
Jupiter Campus Room: TBD
Committee Members: Michael A. DeDonno, Ph.D., James Forgan, Ph.D. and Michelle Vaughan, Ed.D.

Carletha B. Shaw:  "The Relationship Among the Behavioral Agility of the School Leadership Team, Culture and Performance"
February 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Advisors: Dr. Robert Shockley and Dr. John Morris
Dissertation Room, ED 261
Committee members: Dr. Maysaa Barakat and Dr. Valerie S. Wanza

Jacqueline Marie Rushing: "Young Children in Foster Care: A Phenomenological Study of Early Childhood Teachers’ Experiences"
February 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Thesis Advisor: Yash Bhagwanji, Ph.D.
Boca Raton Campus, Room ED 338
Committee Members: Nancy Brown, Ed.D., John Hardman, Ph.D., Philomena Marinaccio, Ph.D. and Sabrina Sembiante, Ph.D.

Eliana Carvalho Mukherjee: "Going Global in Costa Rica: A Mixed Method Study Examining Teachers of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and its Growth in a Developing Country"
February 09, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
Thesis Advisor: Traci P. Baxley, Ed.D.
Boca Raton Campus, Room ED 338
Committee Members: John Hardman, Ph.D., John D. Morris, Ph.D. and Andres Ramirez, Ed.D.

Kristen D. Perez: "Influence of Subject Matter Taught (STEM), Title I, and Grade Level of Instruction for Components in an Effective Professional Development Design"
February 05, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. David Devraj Kumar
Davie Campus, Room LA 150 (Room ED 338 Video Conference)
Committee Members: Michael A. DeDonno, Ph.D., Patricia Maslin-Ostrowski, Ed.D. and Michelle Vaughan, Ed.D.

PAST DISSERTATION DEFENSES

CHARLES E. SCHMIDT COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

CHRISTINE E. LYNN COLLEGE OF NURSING

DOROTHY F. SCHMIDT COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS

COLLEGE FOR DESIGN AND SOCIAL INQUIRY

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE

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