Dissertation Defense Announcements
for 03/02/2015 - 09/02/2015

Dissertation Defenses are open to all members of the faculty and students.

03/02/2015 at 01:00PM
Azadeh Sadat Fatemi, PhD Candidate, Counseling Psychology
Dissertation Title: Internationalization of Psychology
Location: Aderhold, Room: 415
Major Professor(s): Alan Stewart

03/03/2015 at 09:00AM
Celestin Ntemngwa, PhD Candidate, Science Education
Dissertation Title: The Development and Implementation of Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Instruction in the Middle School Science Classroom
Location: Aderhold, Room: 211
Major Professor(s): J. Steve Oliver

03/03/2015 at 10:00AM
Lonika Bush Crumb, PhD Candidate, Counseling & Student Personnel Services
Dissertation Title: A Phenomenological Investigation of the Experiences of Working-Class African American Women Doctoral Students in Counselor Education
Location: Aderhold, Room: 415
Major Professor(s): Laura Dean

03/04/2015 at 10:00AM
Nancy Daley Moore, PhD Candidate, Health Promotion & Behavior
Dissertation Title: “We Can Do it”: The Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Feminist Sexual Health Program for College Women
Location: Wright Hall-HSC, Room: 133
Major Professor(s): Jessica Muilenburg

03/05/2015 at 01:00PM
Yu-Ju Lin, PhD Candidate, Learning, Design & Tech
Dissertation Title: The Effect of Motivation and Statistics Learning Anxiety on Achievement by Modeling Problem Solving Skills and Using Open Educational Resources
Location: River's Crossing, Room: 135
Major Professor(s): Robert Maribe Branch

03/06/2015 at 03:30PM
Babak Rahbarinia, PhD Candidate, Computer Science
Dissertation Title: Behavioral Analysis and Detection of Advanced Cyber Threats
Location: Boyd GSRC, Room: Room 306
Major Professor(s): Roberto Perdisci

03/16/2015 at 01:00PM
Jennifer Sue Cole, EdD Candidate, Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: Goal Setting and job-embedded learning: How teachers pursue individual goals within a collaborative setting
Location: River's Crossing, Room: 316
Major Professor(s): Sally Zepeda

03/16/2015 at 03:00PM
Taryne Michelle Mingo, PhD Candidate, Counseling & Student Personnel Services
Dissertation Title: Acknowledging the Intersection of Race and Gender: Supporting African-American Women Doctoral Students in Counselor Education Programs
Location: Gwinnett Campus, Bldg. 7210, Room: 122
Major Professor(s): Anneliese Singh

03/18/2015 at 10:00AM
Michael Ryan Berens, EdD Candidate, Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: Change at the Top: Headmaster's Perspectives of Technology Integration and Independent School Leadership
Location: River's Crossing, Room: 316
Major Professor(s): Sally Zepeda

03/18/2015 at 12:20PM
Paige Kimberly Berger, PhD Candidate, Foods & Nutrition
Dissertation Title: Associations of Adenovirus 36 Infection, Bone Strength, and Inflammatory-Related Markers in Children
Location: Dawson Hall, Room: 116
Major Professor(s): Richard Lewis

03/18/2015 at 01:00PM
Barbara Graham Tucker, EdD Candidate, Adult Education
Dissertation Title: Understanding Self-Directed Faculty Development in the Open Access College: An Appreciative Inquiry Action Research Case Study
Location: River's Crossing, Room: 320
Major Professor(s): Lorilee Sandmann

03/19/2015 at 11:00AM
Latoya Johnson, PhD Candidate, Educational Theory & Practice
Dissertation Title: Using Sista Circles to Examine the Professional Experience of Black Women Teachers: A Collective Story About School Culture & Support
Location: Aderhold Hall, Room: G-23
Major Professor(s): Cheryl Fields-Smith

03/19/2015 at 12:00PM
Yawen Bao, PhD Candidate, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Dissertation Title: Coupling the SimCLIM System With Crop Simulation Models for Determining Adaptation Strategies Under a Changing Climate: An Application for Crop Production in the Southeastern USA
Location: Driftmier Engineer Center, Room: Faculty Conference Room 102
Major Professor(s): Gerritt Hoogenboom & George Vellidis

03/19/2015 at 01:00PM
Shawn Armon Baker, PhD Candidate, Forest Resources
Dissertation Title: Empirical Indicators of the Logging Industry in the US South
Location: Forestry Building Two, Room: Dean's Conference Room
Major Professor(s): W. Dale Greene

03/20/2015 at 02:30PM
Emily Everhart, PhD Candidate, Art
Dissertation Title: The Power of Friendship: Amity and Politics in European Art and Gardens of the Eighteenth Century
Location: Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room: N320
Major Professor(s): Alisa Luxenburg