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EDLD Dissertation Defenses 2015-2016

The following are a list of defended or scheduled Educational Leadership Defenses during the 2015/2016 Academic Year

 

Name Defense Title Date Committee
David Carey McDurmon Pre-Prospectus Experience of Principal and Its Effect on Teacher Relationships and School Climate 7/12/2016
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Cordelia Zinskie,
Juliann Sergi McBrayer
Renanda Dear Prospectus Surviving at the Top: A Critical Case Study of Female Administrators in Higher Education 6/23/2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson,
Lina Soares
Katrina Evans-Dobbs Pre-Prospectus Beginning Teachers’ Perceptions of Their Teacher Induction Program and the Role of Building Administration on a Rural County in Georgia 6/20/2016
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Bryan Griffin,
Gregory Chamblee
John LeMay Pre-Prospectus Self-Control, Motivation, and Academic Achievement in Georgia Southern University Sophomore Students 6/14/2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Daniel W. Calhoun, Chair
Bryan Griffin,
Teri Denlea Melton
Tracy Colebrooke Prospectus Bahamian Elementary School Principals’ an Teachers’ Perceptions of Inclusive Education 6/6/2016
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Lina Soares,
Catherine Howerter
Tamela Evans Prospectus Support Services in Higher Education Assisting Nontraditional Student Veterans in Degree Completion 5/17/2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Daniel W. Calhoun, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson,
Christine Ludowise
Tenora Simonez Prospectus Remedial Education Programs and Student Success: Perceptions of Faculty and Administrators at HBCUs 5/4/2016
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Daniel W. Calhoun, Chair
Komanduri S. Murty,
Teri Denlea Melton
Scott Kennedy Pre-Prospectus High School Educators’ Perceptions of Response to Intervention Implementation 4/28/2016
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Daniel W. Calhoun, Chair
Teri Denlea Melton,
Edward W. Lord
Allison Van Tone Dissertation Principals’ Perceptions of Differentiated Instruction and Leadership Practices for Successful Implementation in Elementary School Settings 4/1/2016
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kymberly Harris, Chair
Devon Jensen,
Lina Soares
Marshall Fernando Aker Dissertation A Study of Black Teachers’ Perceptions of the Academic Achievement of Black Male Students in Elementary Schools in Rural Georgia 3/29/2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Brenda Marina, Chair
Fayth Parks,
Sabrina Ross
Patrice Jackson Pre-Prospectus Leading through Crisis: Deans of Students Responses to Campus Crises 3/11/2016
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Dan Calhoun,
Georj Lewis
Amy Zieziula Prospectus Campus Civility: Best Practices from Deans of Students 3/11/2016
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson,
Kerry Greenstein
Gail Greenway Pre-Prospectus Middle School Effectiveness: Impact of Georgia Assessment Performance of School Standards (GAPSS) Review Score 3/10/2016
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Teri Denlea Melton,
Jim Hattabaugh
Marian Muldrow Prospectus An Exploration Of The Impostor Phenomenon And Its Impact On Black Women Administrators In Higher Education In The South 3/7/2016
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Brenda Marina, Chair
Beth Durodoye,
Chelda Smith
Janet Poole Prospectus Characteristics of Effective Alternative Schools in Georgia: Leaders’ Perceptions 3/4/2016
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
James Green, Chair
Cordelia Zinskie
Paul Brinson
Charles Ziglar Pre-Prospectus An investigation of articulated institutional ethos for new university presidents 3/3/2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Daniel Calhoun,
Amelia Davis
Renanda Dear Pre-Prospectus Striving for the top: A Qualitative Analysis of Female Administrators in Higher Education 3/1/2016
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson,
Lina Soares
Jennifer Topper Prospectus Leveraging Professional Learning Communities to Impact Adolescent Literacy 2/11/2016
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Bryan Griffin,
Paul “Mac” Brinson
Deborah Kittrell-Mikell Prospectus The Cultivation of Fostering a College Student and the Goal of Producing a College Graduate using Retention, Progression, and Graduation (RPG) Initiatives: A University System’s Approach 2/3/2016
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson,
Saba Jallow
Brigid Nesmith Pre-Prospectus Principals’ Perceptions of Ability Grouping 1/26/2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Bryan Griffin,
Jimmy Hattabaugh
Marian Muldrow Prospectus Running from Ourselves: Escaping the Cluster of the Imposter Phenomenon that Limits the Upward Mobility of Black Women as Administrators in Higher Education 12/9/2015
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Brenda Marina, Chair
Beth Durodoye,
Chelda Smith
Farrah Senn Pre-Prospectus Exploring the Connection between Christian Colleges’ Mission Fidelity and Financial Health 12/8/2015
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Teri Denlea Melton,
Bryan Griffin
Samuel Dasher Prospectus An Interactionist View of African American Males in Educational Leadership 12/7/2015
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Cindi Chance,
Jason LaFrance
Jenny Brown Prospectus In Search of Financial Literacy: A Qualitative Analysis of College Money Management Centers in the United States 12/7/2015
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Pamela Wells,
Amy Ballagh
Jami Hall Prospectus The Complex Dichotomies of Student Affairs Practitioners’ Perceived Competencies: A Quantitative Evaluation of Self-Awareness 12/4/2015
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Brenda Marina, Chair
Daniel Calhoun,
Antonio Gutierrez
Ashley Cullum Prospectus Student Motivation and Intent to Take Online Courses 12/4/2015
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Yasar Bodur,
Teri Denlea Melton
Roschelle Miles Prospectus Perceptions of the Effectiveness of the Communities in Schools Model at Rural Georgia Performance Learning Centers 12/3/2015
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson,
Samuel Hardy
Tenora Simonez Pre-Prospectus Remedial Education Programs and Student Success: Perceptions of Teachers and Administrators at HBCUs 12/2/2015
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Teri Denlea Melton,
Komanduri Murty
April S. Hodges Pre-Prospectus The Manifestation of Principal Training: Preparing Assistant Principals for Assuming the Role of Building Leader 11/18/2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Bryan Griffin,
Jimmy Hattabaugh
Tequila T. Morgan Dissertation The Road Less Traveled: Alumni Perceptions of the Georgia Early College High School Experience 11/6/2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Teri Denlea Melton,
Jason LaFrance
Tamaine Prince Dissertation The Effectiveness of a Mentoring Program on Teacher Retention at an Urban High School 11/6/2015
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Teri Denlea Melton,
Jason LaFrance
Amy Zieziula Pre-Prospectus Campus Civility: Best Practices from Deans of Students 11/5/2015
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson,
Kerry Greenstein
Allison Van Tone Dissertation Principals’ Perception of Differentiated Instruction and Its Impact on Student Achievement 11/2/2015
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kymberly Harris, Chair
Devon Jensen,
Lina Soares
Ethelstine Lett Dissertation A Phenomenological Study of Instructional Coaches and Critical Friends Groups 10/28/2015
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Dan Calhoun,
Kymberly Harris
Janet Poole Pre-Prospectus Effective Alternative Schools 10/15/2015
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
James Green, Chair
Cordelia Zinskie,
Paul Brinson
Kelley Young Dissertation Fighting On The Frontline: An Examination Of Teacher Retention Practices In Urban Elementary Schools 10/13/2015
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Brenda Marina, Chair
Robert Lake,
Judith Robbins
Tamela Evans Pre-Prospectus Nontraditional Student Veterans in Higher Education 9/28/2015
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Meca Williams- Johnson,
Christine Ludowise
Jenny C. Brown Pre-Prospectus In Search of Financial Literacy: A Qualitative Analysis of College Money Management Centers in the U.S. 9/15/2015
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
C. Amelia Davis, Chair
Dan W. Calhoun,
Amy Ballagh
Marian Muldrow Pre-Prospectus Perceived Obstacles That Limit The Mobility of Black Women As Administrators in Higher Education 9/10/2015
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Brenda Marina, Chair
Beth Durodoye,
Chelda Smith
Yvette Wells Dissertation The Effect of Principal Leadership and Professional Development on Classroom Practices in Southeast Georgia 9/2/2015
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Brenda Marina, Chair
Charles Hodges,
Olufunke Adefope

Previous Years’ Defenses

2014-2015
2013-2014

Last updated: 8/23/2016

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