Upcoming Dissertation Defenses


Michael Harris
Chair: Luke Eric Lassiter
The Curriculum of Cultural Reconciliation at West Virginia State University and the General Education Curriculum
Dissertation Defense: July 24 – 2:00 PM. – SC Campus,
Thomas Board Room

Robert Hagerman
Chair: Sam Securro
Impact of Educator Preparation Routes and Teacher Characteristics on Student Academic Achievement
Dissertation Defense: July 11 – 2:00 PM. – SC Campus,
Thomas Board Room

Stephanie Burdette
Chair: Louis Watts
Literacy Leaders: An Analysis of West Virginia Secondary School Principal’s Self-Reported Literacy Leadership
Dissertation Defense: April 25 – 11:00 am. – SC Campus,
Thomas Board Room

Allyson Goodman
Chair: Rudy Pauley
Curriculum Change in Undergraduate Strategic Communications Programs: How Strategic
Communications Programs are Adapting to 21st Century Media
Dissertation Defense: April 17 – 9:00 am. – SC Campus,
Thomas Board Room

Bobbie Seyedmonir
Chair: Lisa Heaton
Using TPack to explore the  integration of virtual microscopes into an introductory biology course
Dissertation Defense: April 17 – 1:30 pm. – SC Campus,
Thomas Board Room

Christina C. Johnson
Chair: Barbara Nicholson
Awareness of Clery Act reporting requirements across institutional strata in West Virginia Community and Technical Colleges
Dissertation Defense: April 11 – 3:00 pm. – SC Campus,
Thomas Board Room

Melissa Farrish
Chair: Lisa Heaton
Perceptions of the Importance and Integration of  High-Impact Practices in Traditional Versus Online Learning
Dissertation Defense: April 10 – 10:00 am. – SC Campus,
Thomas Board Room

Elbert Davis
Chair: Ronald Childress
mLearning device usage and self-efficacy by higher education faculty for professional activities: A case
study
Dissertation Defense: March 29 – 10:00 am. – SC Campus,
Thomas Board Room

Ryan Haught
Chair: Ron Childress
Teacher and Administrator Perspectives on Formative Student Assessment in Career and Technical Education: For Career and Technical Teachers and Administrators
Dissertation Defense: March 7, 2018 – 2:00 pm. – SC Campus,
Thomas Board Room

Lee Ann H. Porter
Chair: Eric Lassiter
Douglass High School: Students’ Perspectives on Attending a Segregated School
Dissertation Defense: November 27, 2017 – 2:00 pm. – SC Campus,
Thomas Board Room

Randall King
Chair: Sam Securro
A comparison of self-perceived test-taking motivation on large scale high- and low-stakes tests
Dissertation Defense: November 10, 2017 – 3:30 pm. – SC Campus,
Thomas Board Room

Lori Comer
Chair: Louis Watts
A Study of the WV Judges’ Truancy Program Used in 8 West Virginia Counties from 2012-2015
Dissertation Defense: October 10, 2017 – 11:00 am. – SC Campus,
Thomas Board Room

Valerie Free Jones
The Story of Edward Lee McClain High School: An Oral History of a School’s Role in the Culture of the Community
Chair: Eric Lassiter
Dissertation Defense: October 4, 2017 – 2:00 pm. – SC Campus,
Thomas Board Room

Harley Walden
The Story of Holden Central School: A Historical Case Study of a Progressive Appalachian Community, Curriculum, and Coal Company
Chair: Eric Lassiter
Dissertation Defense: September 30, 2017 – 1:30 pm. – SC Campus, Room 319

Tracy L. Bradley
A Learning Model of Community Collaboration in West Virginia
Chair: Linda Spatig
Dissertation Defense: September 19, 2017 – 1:00 pm. – SC Campus,
Thomas Board Room