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EDLD Dissertation Defenses 2017-2018

The following are a list of defended or scheduled Educational Leadership Defenses during the 2017/2018 Academic Year

 

Name Defense Title Date Committee
Jarvis Price Dissertation The Relationship Between Teachers’ Perception of Data-driven Instructional Leadership and Their Sense of Efficacy and Anxiety for Data-driven Decision-making 7/9/2018
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lina B. Soares, Chair
Cordelia Zinskie
Teri Melton
Da’Mon Andrews Preprospectus Predictors of Community College Students’ Academic Success in Corequisite Courses 6/15/2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Steven Tolman, Chair
Johnathan Hilpert
Barry Dotson
Cynthia Groover Preprospectus A Meta-Assessment of an Institution’s Administrative Assessment Processes 6/13/2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Juliann Sergi McBrayer, Chair
Richard Cleveland
Amy Jo Riggs
John Banter Prospectus Leadership Behavior Development of First-Year Students Within a Leadership Development Program 6/11/2018
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Juliann Sergi McBrayer, Chair
Steven Tolman
Summer Pannell
John Egan Preprospectus Exploring Graduate Valuation of an Undergraduate Leadership Program 6/5/2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Juliann Sergi McBrayer, Chair
Pamela Wells
Steven Tolman
Gabriela Marquez Prospectus Collegiate Recreation Participation and Student Retention, Progression, and Graduation 5/31/2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Cara McFadden
Carl Sorgen
John Banter Preprospectus Leadership Behavior Development of First-Year Students Within a Leadership Development Program 5/30/2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Juliann Sergi McBrayer, Chair
Steven Tolman
Summer Pannell
Gabriela Marquez Preprospectus Collegiate Recreation Participation and Student Retention, Progression, and Graduation 5/18/2018
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Cara McFadden
Mia Lakes Dissertation Systemic Family Engagement in Georgia Schools 4/3/2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Paul Brinson
​April Hodges Dissertation The Manifestation of Principal Training: Preparing Assistant Principals for Assuming the Role of Building Leader 3/20/2018
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Bryan Griffin
Paul Brinson
​Crystal Edenfield Dissertation Institutional Conditions That Matter to Community College Students’ Success: A Multiple Case Study 3/20/2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Juliann Sergi McBrayer, Chair
Daniel Calhoun
Cordelia Zinskie
Brigid Nesmith Dissertation Deciding on Classroom Composition: Factors Related to Principals’ Grouping Practices 3/19/2018
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Bryan Griffin
Juliann Sergi McBrayer
Charles F. Ziglar Dissertation The Formation and Promulgation of Institutional Ethos By New University Presidents 3/7/2018
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Pamela Wells
Thomas Koballa
Katrina Evans-Dobbs Dissertation Beginning Teachers’ Perceptions of Factors That Predict Attrition in a Rural County in Georgia 3/5/2018
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Bryan Griffin
Gregory Chamblee
Jennifer Dineen Prospectus Content Analysis of Policy as an Expression of Educational Theory on Special Education Preschool Placement Options 3/2/2018
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Paul Brinson, Chair
Teri Melton
Kymberly Harris
Crystal Locke Prospectus Examining Same Race Mentorship Experiences of African American Males at Institutions of Higher Education 2/22/2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Pamela Wells
Juliann Sergi McBrayer
Kierstin Johnson Prospectus School Size and it’s Effect on Pathway Completion and End-of-Pathway Pass Rates in Georgia 2/21/2018
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Paul Brinson, Chair
Elizabeth Downs
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Alissa Hanrahan Sasser Dissertation Novice Teachers’ Perception of Mentoring and Teacher Retention 2/20/2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Paul Brinson
Talisha Lawson Adams Prospectus Cultural Integration and Persistence of Minority, First-Generation College Students 2/19/2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Juliann Sergi McBrayer, Chair
Kristen Dickens
Cordelia Zinskie
Lori Joiner Dissertation The Relationship Between School Nutrition and Lexile Growth 2/13/2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Juliann Sergi McBrayer
Brent Stubbs Dissertation Intrinsic, Future-Oriented Goal Awareness and Two-Year College Graduation 1/25/2018
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume, Chair
Daniel Calhoun
Juliann Sergi McBrayer
Jennifer Witherington Pre-Prospectus Choosing Leadership: A Phenomenological Study of Female Executive Leaders in Higher Education 12/14/2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Meca Williams-Johnson
Juliann Sergi McBrayer
Mia Lakes Prospectus Systemic Family Engagement in Georgia Schools 11/14/2017
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez
Paul Brinson
Gail Greenway Dissertation Relationship Between School Climate and Student Achievement in Middle Schools 11/6/2017
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Teri Denlea Melton
Juliann Sergi McBrayer
Julie Chance Dissertation Impact of Purposeful Professional Learning on Instructional Technology Integration in Daily Classroom Practices 11/3/2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Charles Hodges
John LeMay Dissertation Engagement, Motivation, Self-Regulation, and Academic Achievement of Georgia Southern Sophomore Students 11/3/2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Bryan Griffin
Teri Denlea Melton
Brittany Ange Dissertation Pass/Fail Grading In Medical School and Impact on Residency Placement 11/2/2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Juliann Sergi McBrayer, Chair
Daniel Calhoun
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Holly Rutledge Dissertation A Correlational Study of the Georgia School Board Association’s Board Recognition Program and Student Achievement 10/30/2017
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Paul Brinson, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Marylyn Griffin
Kierstin Johnson Pre-Prospectus School Size and it’s Effect on Pathway Completion and End-of-Pathway Pass Rates in Georgia 10/18/2017
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Paul Brinson, Chair
Elizabeth Downs
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Lydia Cross Dissertation Graduate Student Perceptions of Support Services in Online Degree Programs 10/17/2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Mete Akcaoglu
Brigid Nesmith Prospectus Deciding on Classroom Composition: Factors Related to Principals’ Grouping Practices 10/12/2017
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Bryan Griffin
Juliann Sergi McBrayer
Gail Greenway Prospectus Exploring the Connection Between School Climate and Student Achievement in Middle Schools 9/19/2017
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Daniel Calhoun, Chair
Teri Melton
Juliann Sergi McBrayer
Brent Stubbs Prospectus Intrinsic, Future-Oriented Goal Awareness as a Predictor of Two-Year College Graduation 9/7/2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume, Chair
Daniel Calhoun
Juliann Sergi McBrayer
Lori Joiner Prospectus The Relationship Between Middle School Lexile Growth and School Nutrition 8/22/2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Juliann Sergi McBrayer
Julie Chance Prospectus Impact of Purposeful Professional Learning on Instructional Technology Integration in Daily Classroom Practices 8/22/2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Teri Denlea Melton, Chair
Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Charles Hodges
Talisha Adams Pre-Prospectus Cultural Integration and Persistence of Minority, First-Generation College Students 8/18/2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Juliann Sergi McBrayer, Chair
Cordelia Zinskie
Kristen Dickens
Jarvis Price Prospectus The Relationship Between Teacher Perception of Data-Driven School Leadership and Their Self-Efficacy and Anxiety Towards Data-Driven Decision-Making 8/11/2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lina Soares, Chair
Cordelia Zinskie
Teri Denlea Melton

Previous Years’ Defenses

2016-2017
2015-2016
2014-2015
2013-2014

Last updated: 7/27/2018

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