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EDLD Dissertation Defenses

The following are a list of defended or scheduled Educational Leadership Defenses during the 2023-2024 Academic Year.

NameDefenseTitleDate/TimeLocation/LinkCommittee
Holly HamiltonProspectus DefenseThe Impact of Financial Wellness on Student Success01/09/24
10:00 a.m.
Closed DefenseDr. Elise Cain (Chair)
Dr. Antonio Gutierrez de Blume
Dr. Steven Tolman
Gregory QuinetPre-Prospectus DefenseKey Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Academic and Professional Attributes of Entrepreneurship Faculty12/06/23
10:00 a.m.
Closed DefenseDr. Julie McBrayer (Chair)
Dr. Cordelia Zinskie
Dr. Steven Tolman
Ron HardingProspectus DefenseCorequisite Remediation, Academic Mindset, and Success in College11/06/23
2:00 p.m.
Closed DefenseDr. Juliann McBrayer (Chair)
Dr. Bryan Griffin
Dr. Steven Tolman
Cynthia GunnerFinal DefensePromoting the Positive: A Case Study of the Influence of School Climate on One Turnaround School From 2016-202211/01/2023
10:00 a.m.
ZoomDr. Elise Cain (Chair),
Dr. Meca Williams-Johnson,
Dr. Jennifer Perry
Will ThigpenFinal DefenseAssessing the Fidelity of School-Level Professional Learning Community Implementat-ion11/01/2023
9:00 a.m.
ZoomDr. Juliann Sergi McBrayer (Chair),
Dr. Cordelia Zinskie
Dr. Kitty Crawford
Theresa DuggarFinal DefenseExamining Second-Year Retention: Student Perceptions of Campus Resources for Sophomores10/31/2023
9:00 a.m.
COE 3164Dr. Daniel Calhoun (Chair),
Dr. Pamela Wells
Dr. Chris Caplinger
Michael MoranFinal DefenseThe Relationship Between Academic Advising and Students’ Completion of Corequisite Gateway Courses10/23/2023
1:00 p.m.
ZoomDr. Steven Tolman (Chair), Dr. Antonio Gutierrez de Blume,
Dr. Daniel Calhoun,
Dr. Damon Andrews
Donald WilcherPre-Prospectus DefenseEducators’ Perceptions on Professional Development Needs in a Rural Southeastern School District10/11/2023
3:00 p.m.
Closed DefenseDr. Juliann McBrayer (Chair),
Dr. Antonio P. Gutierrez de Blume,
Dr. Alexandra J. Reyes
Samuel NicholsFinal DefenseSupports and Services to Improve Academic Success of High School Student Athletes10/09/2023
10:00 a.m.
ZoomDr. Patricia Holt (Chair),
Dr. Antonio P. Gutierrez de Blume,
Dr. Kip Sorgen
Sarah EganPre-ProspectusAssessing Student’s Perceptions of Timeliness of Feedback During an Accelerated Pre-Clerkship Medical Curriculum10/04/2023
10:30 a.m.
Closed DefenseDr. Steven Tolman (Chair),
Dr. Cordelia Zinskie,
Dr. Lydia Cross
Misty DuncanPre-ProspectusEducator Perceptions of Crisis Frequency and Preparedness in Rural Schools09/29/2023
10:00 a.m.
Closed DefenseDr. Juliann Sergi McBrayer (Chair), Dr. Antonio P. Gutierrez de Blume, Dr. Chad Posick, Dr. Eric Landers
Tammy JacobsPre-ProspectusTeacher Attrition During and After a Pandemic: A District’s ‘New Normal’09/25/2023
10:00 a.m.
Closed DefenseJuliann Sergi McBrayer, (Chair),
Antonio Guiterrez de Blume
Taylor Norman
Samuel NicholsFinal DefenseSupports and Services to Improve Academic Success of High School student Athletes07/25/2023
10:00 a.m.
ZoomPaul Brinson, (Chair),
Antonio Gutierrez De Blume,
Patricia Holt
Current Ed. Leadership Dissertation Defenses

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Last updated: 1/8/2024