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EDLD Dissertation Defenses 2014/2015

The following are a list of defended Educational Leadership Defenses during the 2014/2015 Academic Year

Name Defense Title Date Committee
Tracy Colebrooke Pre- Prospectus Bahamian Elementary School Principal’s and Teachers’ Perceptions of Inclusive Education 7/22/2015
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Teri Ann Melton, Chair
Lina Bell Soares​,​
Catherine Howerter
Jami Hall Pre- Prospectus The complex dichotomies of student affairs practitioners’ competencies: a quantitative evaluation of self- awareness 7/15/2015
noon – 1:30 p.m.
Brenda Marina, Chair
Daniel Calhoun,
Antonio Gutierrez
Jennifer Dunbar Dissertation African- American Female Principals, African- American Males, and the Opportunity Gap 7/14/2015
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Kymberly Harris,
Lucy Green
Barbara Jordan Dissertation An Evaluation of a Secondary Advisement Program 6/26/2015
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
James Green, Chair
Richard Cleveland,
Beth Durodoye
Tequila Morgan Prospectus “The Road Less Traveled”: Alumni Perceptions of the Georgia Early College High School Experience 6/17/2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Amelia Davis,
Jason LaFrance
George Fredrick Dissertation Army ROTC, Student Engagement, and Graduation 5/6/2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Melton, Chair
Stephen Jenkins,
Christine Ludowise
Yancy Ford Dissertation An Examination of the Impact of Block Scheduling Versus Traditional Scheduling on Academic Achievement 5/5/2015
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Bryan Griffin,
Paul “Mac” Brinson
Denise Warnock Dissertation Principals’ Perceptions of the Implementation of Georgia’s Teacher Keys Evaluation System 5/5/2015
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Paul “Mac” Brinson,
Stephen Jenkins
Marshall Aker Prospectus A study of black teachers’ perceptions of the academic achievement of black male students in elementary schools in rural Georgia 4/28/2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Brenda Marina, Chair
Fayth Parks,
Sabrina Ross
Tequila Morgan Pre- Prospectus The Road Less Traveled: Alumni Perceptions of the Georgia Early College High School Experience 4/16/2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Amelia Davis,
Jason LaFrance
Roschelle Miles Pre- Prospectus Perceptions of the Communities in Schools Model at Rural Georgia Performance Learning Centers 4/2/2015
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Amelia Davis,
Samuel Hardy
Ginger Spires Dissertation Principal Instructional Leadership in Georgia High Poverty Elementary Schools 3/31/2015
10:00 a.m. – noon
Teri Melton, Chair
Yasar Bodur,
Paul “Mac” Brinson
Steven C. Puckett Dissertation Teacher Perceptions of Changes to the Teaching Dynamic in Bring Your Own Technology Classrooms 3/30/2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Jason LaFrance,
Cindi Chance
Patricia Saxton Dissertation The Influence of Leadership Behaviors on Teacher Job Satisfaction 3/27/2015
12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Mohomodou Boncana,
Paulette Harris
Jennifer Dunbar Dissertation African- American Female Principals and the Opportunity Gap 3/25/2015
noon – 2:00 p.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Kymberly Drawdy,
Lucy Green
Lisa Stamper Dissertation The Landwarnet School, The Army Learning Model, and Appreciative Inquiry: How is a Centralized Training Organization Improved by Introducing Decentralization? 3/24/2015
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Mohomodou Boncana,
Charles Hall
Michael Langley Dissertation Elementary Principals Perceptions of the Co- Taught Classroom 3/23/2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Kymberly Drawdy, Chair
Devon Jensen,
Linda Bell Soares
Ethelstine Lett Prospectus Instructional Coaches Use of Critical Friends Groups to Build Teacher Capacity 3/11/2015
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Kymberly Drawdy,
Dan Calhoun
Denise Warnock Prospectus Principals’ Perceptions of the Implementation of Georgia’s Teacher Keys Evaluation System 2/26/2015
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Paul “Mac” Brinson,
Stephen Jenkins
Yancy Ford Prospectus An Examination of the Impact of Block Scheduling Versus Traditional Scheduling on Academic Achievement 2/25/2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Bryan Griffin,
Paul “Mac” Brinson
Tamaine Prince Prospectus The Effectiveness of a Mentoring Program on Teacher Retention at an Urban High School 2/24/2015
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Jason LaFrance,
Teri Melton
George L. Fredrick Prospectus Army ROTC, Student Engagement, and Freshmen Retention 2/11/2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Melton, Chair
Stephen Jenkins,
Christine Ludowise
Jennifer Dunbar Prospectus African American Female Leaders and the Opportunity Gap 12/9/2014
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair,
Kymberly Drawdy,
Lucy Green
Ginger White Spires Prospectus Principal Instructional Leadership: Teacher Perceptions in GA High Poverty Elementary Schools 12/9/2014
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Yasar Bodur,
Paul “Mac” Brinson
Aundra Vaughn Dissertation The Obama Effect on African American Males 12/5/2014
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Paul Brinson, Chair
Linda Arthur,
Sonya Shepherd
Kerry Greenstein Dissertation Faculty and Staff Perspectives of a Behavior Assessment Team: A Case Study Evaluation 11/11/2014
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Meca Williams- Johnson
Georj Lewis
James Thompson Dissertation Instructional Technology Integration and Situational Interest in Math 11/11/2014
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Teri Melton, Chair
Jason LaFrance
Paul “Mac” Brinson
Tonisha Johnson Dissertation Transition Competencies: An Analysis of Secondary Special Education Teachers’ Perceptions of Their Frequency of Performance 11/10/2014
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Kymberly Drawdy, Chair
Devon Jensen
Stephen Jenkins
Allison Gorman Dissertation The Use of Strategic Intent by Post-Secondary Institutions in Becoming Military Friendly 11/7/2014
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Teri Melton, Chair
Amy Ballagh
Patricia Humphrey
Laurie Mascolo Dissertation Leading Through Laughter: Humor and Perceived Effectiveness of P-12 Principals 11/6/2014
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Teri Melton, Chair
Mohomodou Boncana
Paul “Mac” Brinson
William Tam Dissertation An Investigation Into the Decision-Making Processes of Legislators Engaged in Public Policy Regarding Education 11/3/2014
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Paul “Mac” Brinson, Chair
Stephen Jenkins
Sam Hardy
Stascia Hardy Dissertation Embracing a Diverse Curriculum in University Teacher Preparation Programs 10/31/2014
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Brenda Marina, Chair
Sonya Gaither
Christopher Garretson
Hollis Cone Dissertation Development and Support of Dual Language Policies 10/29/2014
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Yasar Bodur, Chair
Teri Melton
Paul “Mac” Brinson
Jennifer Dunbar Pre-Prospectus Perceptions of the Achievement Gap by African-American Female Leaders 9/16/2014
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Kimberly Drawdy
Lucy Green
Ginger White Spires Pre-Prospectus Principal Instructional Leadership: Teacher Perceptions in Georgia High-Poverty Elementary Schools 9/10/2014
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Teri Melton, Chair
Yasar Bodur
Paul “Mac” Brinson
Kyle Blankenship Pre-Prospectus Middle School Principal and Program Coordinator Perceptions of Professional Development Training in Georgia Leadership Preparation Programs 9/5/2014
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Dan Calhoun
Sam Hardy
Denise Warnock Pre-prospectus Principals’ Perceptions of the Implementation of Georgia’s Teacher Keys Evaluation System 9/5/2014
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Paul “Mac” Brinson
Steve Jenkins
Bryan Skipper Pre-Prospectus Experiences of Principals Implementing One-to-One Technology 9/5/2014
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Dan Calhoun
Sam Hardy
Laurie B. Mascolo Prospectus Leading Through Laughter: Humor and Perceived Effectiveness of P-12 Principals 8/28/2014
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Mohomadou Boncana
Paul Brinson
Ashley Windley (Cullum) Pre-Prospectus Student Motivation and Intent to Take Online Courses 8/21/2014
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Teri Melton
Yasar Bodur
Kelley Young Prospectus Fighting On The Front Line: An Examination Of Teacher Retention Practices In Urban Elementary Schools 8/20/2014
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Brenda Marina, Chair
Robert Lake
Judi Robbins

Last updated: 8/18/2015

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