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EDLD Dissertation Defenses 2016-2017

The following are a list of defended or scheduled Educational Leadership Defenses during the 2016/2017 Academic Year

 

Name Defense Title Date Committee
Brittany Ange Prospectus Pass/Fail Grading in Medical School and Impact on Residency Placement 7/20/2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Juliann Sergi McBrayer, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Daniel Calhoun
Lydia Cross Prospectus Graduate Student Perceptions of Support Services in Online Degree Programs 6/28/2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Mete Akcaoglu
Crystal Locke Pre-Prospectus The Need for Same Race Mentors at Institutions of Higher Education 6/27/2017
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Pamela Wells
Juliann McBrayer
Darius Thomas Pre-Prospectus Invisible Men: African American Males Succeeding in Higher Education 6/21/2017
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Pamela Wells
Georj Lewis
Theresa Duggar Pre-Prospectus Evaluating Sophomore Needs to Overcome Sophomore Slump 6/19/2017
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Christopher Caplinger
Angela Coaxum-Young Dissertation Leading Ladies: A Mixed-Method Study of the Influence of Gender Bias on the Leadership Styles for Women Who Lead Secondary Schools 6/16/2017
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Meca Williams-Johnson, Chair
Juliann McBrayer
Pamela Wells
Mia Lakes Pre-Prospectus Systemic Family Engagement in Georgia Schools 6/6/2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Melton, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Paul Brinson
Alissa Sasser Pre-Prospectus Novice Teachers’ Perceptions of Mentoring and Teacher Perception 5/30/2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Melton, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Paul Brinson
Brent A. Stubbs Pre-Prospectus Intrinsic, Future-Oriented Goal Awareness as a Predictor of Two-Year College Graduation 5/30/2017
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume, Chair
Dan Calhoun
Juliann McBrayer
Lydia Cross Pre-Prospectus Student Perceptions of Support Services in Online Degree Programs 5/26/2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dan Calhoun, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Mete Akcaoglu
Lori Joiner Pre-Prospectus The Relationship Between Middle School Student Academic Growth As Measured By Lexile Score In Reading 5/25/2017
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Juliann McBrayer
John McAfee Pre-Prospectus Evaluation of I-Ready elementary reading remediation program 5/25/2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Juliann McBrayer
Brittany Ange Pre-Prospectus Pass/Fail Grading in Medical School and Impact on Residency Placement 5/24/2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Juli McBrayer, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Dan Calhoun
Julie Chance Pre-Prospectus Impact of Purposeful Professional Learning on Instructional Technology Integration in Daily Classroom Practices 5/23/2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Charles Hodges
Samuel Dasher Dissertation An Interactionist View of African American Males in Educational Leadership 5/11/2017
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Paul M. Brinson, Chair
Lucinda Chance
Teri Denlea Melton
Holly Rutledge Prospectus A Correlational Study of the Georgia School Board Association’s Board Recognition Program and Student Achievement 5/4/2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Paul Brinson, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez
Marlynn Griffin
Charles Ziglar Prospectus An Investigation of Articulated Institutional Ethos and New University Presidents 5/3/2017
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Pam Wells
Thomas Koballa
Crystal Edenfield Prospectus Understanding the Student Perspective: An Inclusive Approach to Initiative Design and Implementation 4/21/2017
3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Toby Jenkins-Henry, Chair
Cordelia Zinskie
Juliann McBrayer
Isaac Taylor Pre-Prospectus The Role of Traditional Colleges Retaining First Generation Learners 4/21/2017
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Toby Jenkins-Henry, Chair
Cordelia Zinskie
Ming Fang He
April Hodges Prospectus The Manifestation of Principal Training: Preparing Assistant Principals For Assuming The Role of Building Leader 4/11/2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Bryan Griffin
Paul Brinson
Lisa Linton Dissertation Principals’ Perception of their Impact on School Reform in South Georgia 4/6/2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Bryan Griffin
Deonn Stone
LaTanya Reeves Prospectus How School Superintendents Make Decisions: The Influence of Politics 4/3/2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Juliann McBrayer
Alexis Smith
Deborah Kittrell-Mikell Dissertation The Cultivation of Fostering a College Student and the Goal of Producing a College Graduate Using Retention, Progression and Graduation (RPG) Initiatives: A University Systems’ Approach to Complete College 3/31/2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson
Saba Jallow
Amy Zieziula Dissertation An Analysis of Campus Civility: Best Practices from Student Affairs Professionals 3/30/2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson
Kerry Greenstein
Katrina Evans-Dobbs Prospectus ​Beginning Teachers’ Perceptions of Factors That Predict Attrition in a Rural County in Georgia 3/28/2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Bryan Griffin
Gregory Chamblee
Tracy Colebrooke Dissertation ​Bahamian Elementary School Principals’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of Inclusive Education 3/27/2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Lina B. Soares
Catherine Howerter
Ashley Morris Prospectus Speaking Despite White Noise: Examining Experiences Of African American Female Leaders 3/9/2017
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Toby Jenkins-Henry, Chair
Ming Fang He
Meca Williams-Johnson
Terri Logan Pre-Prospectus Program Evaluation of a Type II Virtual Alternative School 2/23/2017
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Charles Hodges, Chair
Juliann McBrayer
Teri Denlea Melton
John LeMay Prospectus Engagement, Motivation, Self-Regulation, and Academic Achievement of Georgia Southern Sophomore Students 2/8/2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Brian Griffin
Teri Denlea Melton
LaTanya Reeves Pre-Prospectus How School Superintendents Make Decisions: The Influence of Politics 2/2/2017
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Juliann McBrayer
Alexis Smith
Angela Coaxum-Young Prospectus Leading Ladies: A Study of Gender Bias Influences on Leadership Styles for Women Who Lead Secondary Schools 1/26/2017
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Toby Jenkins-Henry, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson
Juliann McBrayer
Farrah R. Senn Dissertation Exploring the Connection Between Christian Colleges’ Mission Fidelity and Financial Health 11/9/2016
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Bryan Griffin
Teri Denlea Melton
Roschelle Miles Dissertation Perceptions of the Effectiveness of the Communities in Schools Model at One Rural Georgia Performance Learning Center 11/8/2016
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson
Samuel Hardy
Jenny C. Brown Dissertation In Search of Financial Literacy: A Qualitative Analysis of College Money Management Centers in the United States 11/3/2016
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Pamela Wells
Amy Ballagh
Ashley Cullum Dissertation Student motivation and intent to take online courses 11/3/2016
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Yasar Bodur
Teri Denlea Melton
Jennifer Topper Dissertation The Relationship Between Secondary Schools’ PLC Characteristics and Literacy Achievement 11/3/2016
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Jason LaFrance, Chair
Paul Brinson
Bryan Griffin
Renanda W. Dear Dissertation Surviving at the Top: A Critical Case Study of Female Administrators in Higher Education 11/2/2016
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson
Lina Soares
June Erskine Dissertation School Governance: An Exploration of Autonomy and Charter School Effectiveness 10/31/2016
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Devon Jensen, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Teri Denlea Melton
Janet Poole Dissertation Characteristics of Effective Alternative Schools in Georgia: Leaders’ Perceptions 10/12/2016
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
James Green, Chair
Cordelia Zinskie
Paul Brinson
Patrice Buckner-Jackson Prospectus Deans of Students Responsibilities in Campus Crisis Management 10/12/2016
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Daniel Calhoun
Georj Lewis
Crystal Edenfield Pre-Prospectus Developing Initiatives for Student Success at Georgia Highlands College: Considering Student Needs 10/11/2016
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Toby Jenkins-Henry, Chair
Cordelia Zinskie
Juliann McBrayer
Tenora Simonez Dissertation Remedial Education Programs and Student Success: Perceptions of Faculty and Administrators at HBCUs 10/06/2016
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Komanduri Murty
Teri Denlea Melton
Brigid Nesmith Pre-Prospectus Deciding on Classroom Composition: Factors that Influence Principals’ Grouping Practices 09/28/2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Bryan Griffin
Juliann McBrayer
Ashley Morris Pre-Prospectus Speaking Despite White Noise: Examining Experiences of African American Female Leaders 9/28/2016
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Toby Jenkins-Henry, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson
Ming Fang He
Andrea Williams-Baugh Dissertation The influence of middle school teacher-student relationships on future academic decisions of African American males 09/22/2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Yasar Bodur, Chair
Michelle Reidel
Jason LaFrance
Angela Coaxum-Young Pre-Prospectus How Secondary Female Principals Adapt Leadership Styles in Response to Gender Bias 9/13/2016
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Toby Jenkins-Henry, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson
Juliann McBrayer
Jami Hall Dissertation The Complex Dichotomies of Student Affairs Practitioners’ Perceived Competencies: A Quantitative Evaluation of Self-Awareness 9/12/2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Brenda Marina, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez
Dan Calhoun

Previous Years’ Defenses

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2014-2015
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Last updated: 7/17/2017

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