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EDLD Dissertation Defenses 2013/2014

The following are a list of defended Educational Leadership Defenses during the 2013/2014 Academic Year

Name Defense Title Date Committee
James Thompson Prospectus Situational Interest and Technology Integration in Math 7/2/2014
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Teri Melton, Chair
Jason LaFrance
Paul (Mac) Brinson
Lisa Stamper Prospectus The Landwarnet School, The Army Learning Model, and Appreciative Inquiry: How is a Centralized Organization Improved by Introducing Decentralization 5/30/2014
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Devon Jensen, Chair
Charles Hall
Mohomodou Boncana
James A. Thompson IV Pre-Prospectus Situational Interest and Technology Integration in Math 5/1/2014
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Teri Melton, Chair
Mac Brinson
Jason LaFrance
Yvette Pinkney Wells Prospectus The Effect of Leadership and Professional Development on Instructional Practices 4/15/2014
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brenda Marina, Chair
Olufunke Adefope
Chuck Hodges
Veronica Vanessa Harris Dissertation Special Education Teachers’ Experiences and Perceptions of the Georgia Alternate Assessment 4/9/2014
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Chris Brkich
Cindi Chance
Ronda Hightower Dissertation Elementary School Administrators’ Perspectives of Co-Teaching and its Effect on Student Achievement 4/8/2014
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Teri Melton, Chair
William Rowe
Devon Jensen
Donald Avery Dissertation The Relationship between Financial Aid Type and Academic Success in a Public Two-Year College in Georgia 4/8/2014
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
James Green, Chair
Brian Griffin
Michael Moore
Thaddeus Shubert Dissertation Retention Pathways for African American Males 4/8/2014
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Dan Calhoun
Mohomodu Boncana
Gilda Rackley Dissertation Mentorship Perceptions of Women Principals in Rural South Georgia 4/7/2014
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
James Green
Deborah Thomas
Tonisha Johnson Prospectus 21st Century Provision of Services: Secondary Special Education Teacher’s Perceptions of Transition Competencies 4/7/2014
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Kymberly Drawdy, Chair
Steve Jenkins
Devon Jensen
Shannon Flounnory Dissertation An Examination of the Relationship Between the Seven Critical Leadership Functions and Middle School African-American and Hispanic Student Achievement 4/3/2014
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Brenda Marina, Chair
Jessica Edenfield Dissertation Teacher’s Perception of Merit Pay in Georgia 4/2/2014
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Teri Melton, Chair
Patricia Humphrey
Sam Hardy
Brandy Corbett Dissertation Effective Work-Life Balance Practices of Female Administrators in the State of Georgia 4/2/2014
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
James Green, Chair
Teri Melton
Stephen Smith
Michael Finley Dissertation An Exploration of the Relationship between Teachers’ Perceptions of Principals’ Instructional Leadership and Transformational Leadership Behaviors 4/2/2014
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
James Green, Chair
Bryan Griffin
Anthony Smith
Samuel Dasher Pre-Prospectus Perceptions of African American Males that Influence their Educational Leadership Potential 3/26/2014
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Jason LaFrance
Cindi Chance
Alejandra Kennedy Dissertation Leadership Development in Higher Education: Skills, Competencies, and Practices for Non-Academic Leaders 3/21/2014
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Devon Jensen
Gemma Frock
Laurie Mascolo Pre-Prospectus Leading through Laughter: Humor and Perceived Effectiveness of P-12 Principals 3/12/2014
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Teri Melton, Chair
Mohomodou Boncana
Mac Brinson
Lisa Stamper Pre-Prospectus The Landwarnet School, The Army Learning Model, and Appreciative Inquiry: How is a Centralized Organization Improved by Introducing Decentralization? 3/12/2014
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Devon Jensen, Chair
Charles Hall
Mohomodou Boncana
Steve Burrell Dissertation IT Staff Turnover Intentions, Job Modification, and the Effects of Recognition at Large Public Higher Education Institutions 2/24/14
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Jordan Shropshire
Cindi Chance
Michael Casdorph Dissertation Faculty Motivation & Intent to Teach Online 2/24/14
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Teri Melton, Chair
Marie Underwood Dissertation Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities: Georgia School Psychologists’ Perceptions 2/12/14
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Teri Melton, Chair
Shawn Davidson Dissertation Stakeholder’s Perceptions of Dropout Strategies in a Rural Ninth Grade Academy 01/14/2014
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
James Green, Chair
Teri Melton
Jason LaFrance
Tamaine Prince Pre-Prospectus The Effectiveness of a Mentoring Program on Teacher Retention at an Urban High School 12/16/2013
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Teri Melton
Jason LaFrance
Nathan Pennington Pre-Prospectus An Examination of the Relationship between Physical Fitness and Student Achievement 12/12/2013
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Yasar Bodur
Gavin Colquitt
Yancy Ford Pre-Prospectus An Examination of the Impact of Block Scheduling Versus Traditional Scheduling on Academic Achievement 12/2/2013
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Steve Jenkins
Paul M. Brinson
H. Derek Cone Prospectus Development and Support of Successful Dual Language Policies in the State of Georgia 11/20/2013
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Yasar Bodur, Chair
Teri Melton
Mac Brinson
Kerry Greenstein Prospectus Faculty and Staff Perceptions of Behavior Assessment Teams: A Case Study 11/20/2013
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson
Georj Lewis
Steve Burrell Prospectus IT Staff Turnover Intentions, Job Modification, and the Effects of Recognition at Large Public Higher Education Institutions 11/18/2013
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Jordan Shropshire
Cindi Chance
Allison V. Gorman Prospectus The Use of Strategic Intent by Post-Secondary Institutions in Becoming Military Friendly 11/13/2013
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Teri Melton, Chair
Patricia Humphrey
Amy Ballagh
Scarlett Copeland Dissertation Perceptions of Mentoring: Examining the Experiences of Women Superintendents in Georgia 11/12/2013 Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Brenda Marina
James Green
Brenda Edenfield Dissertation Teachers Perceptions of the Impact of Reduced School Budgets on Teachers’ Abilities to Meet Instructional Needs of Their Students 11/12/2013 Russell Mays, Chair
Paul M. Brinson
Stephen Jenkins
Stascia Hardy Prospectus Embracing a Diverse Curriculum for University Teacher Preparation Programs 11/7/2013 Brenda Marina, Chair
Patricia Saxon Prospectus The Influence of Leadership Behaviors on Teacher Job Satisfaction 11/5/2013 Devon Jensen, Chair
Mohomodou Boncana
Paulette Harris
Jessica Edenfield Prospectus Georgia Teachers’ Perceptions of Merit Pay 11/4/2013 Teri Melton, Chair
Patricia Humphrey
Samuel Hardy
Cynthia Staten Dissertation Personal and Institutional Factors Affecting Assistant Principals’ Career Advancement Decisions in Georgia 10/30/2013 Lucinda Chance, Chair
Shed Dawson Pre-Prospectus Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Leaders’ Perceptions of Programs in High Performance Status Schools 10/15/2013 Brenda Marina, Chair
Daniel Calhoun
Sonya Shepherd
Ella Green Dissertation Parent Expectations of Elementary School Leaders, Teachers, and Staff: An Examination of Elementary Schools in a Southeast or Southeastern Georgia School District 10/15/2013 Brenda Marina, Chair
William Amponsah
Olufunke Adefope
Steven Puckett Prospectus Teacher Perceptions of Changes to the Teaching Dynamic in Bring Your Own Technology Classrooms 10/4/2013 Devon Jensen, Chair
Jason LaFrance
Lucinda Chance
Ian Potter Dissertation Investigating Academic Motivation Among NCAA Division I Football Players Within Their Competition and Non-Competitions Semesters 9/20/2013 Devon Jensen, Chair
Jason LaFrance
Daniel Calhoun
Steven Platek
June Erskine Pre-Prospectus Charter School Governance: An Exploration of Autonomy and School Effectiveness 9/18/2013 Russell Mays, Chair
Teri Melton
Lorrie Hoffman
Kerry Greenstein Pre-Prospectus Faculty and Staff Perceptions of Behavior Assessment Teams: A Case Study 8/30/2013 Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson
Georj Lewis
Alejandra Kennedy Prospectus Leadership Development in Higher Education: Skills, Competencies, and Practices for Non-Academic Leaders 8/29/2013 Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Devon Jensen
Gemma Frock
Rhonda Hightower Prospectus Co-teaching: Where are the data? 8/28/2013 Teri Melton, Chair
Thaddeus Shubert Prospectus Retention Pathways for African American Male Students 8/27/2013 Devon Jensen, Chair
Daniel Calhoun
Mohomodou Boncana
Allison Gorman Pre-Prospectus The Use of Strategic Intent by Post-Secondary Institutions in Becoming Military Friendly 8/21/2013 Teri Melton, Chair
Marshall Fernando Aker Pre-Prospectus African American Teachers’ Perceptions of the Academic Achievement of African American Males in Elementary Schools in Rural Georgia 7/16/2013 Brenda Marina, Chair
Brenda Callahan
Sabrina Ross
Michael Casdorf Prospectus Faculty Motivation and Intent to Teach Online 7/12/2013 Teri Melton, Chair
Steven Burrell Pre-Prospectus IT Staff Turnover Intentions, Job modification, and the Effects of Recognition at Public Higher Education Institutions 7/11/2013 Jason LaFrance, Chair
Jordan Shopshire
Cindi Chance
Marie Underwood Prospectus Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities: Georgia School Psychologists Perceptions 7/10/2013 Teri Melton, Chair
Jessica Edenfield Pre-Prospectus Teachers’ perceptions of merit pay in Georgia 7/9/2013 Teri Melton, Chair
Juliann McBrayer Dissertation Transferability of Program Exemplars from Traditional to Non-Traditional Teacher Preparation 6/19/2013 Teri Melton, Chair
Joy Sheppard Dissertation Perceptions of Teachers and Administrators Regarding the Teacher Evaluation process 6/14/2013 Teri Melton, Chair

Last updated: 8/6/2014

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