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Master's Thesis Proposals and Defenses

Fall 2022

Ashia Anderson (MA in School Psychology) – Thesis Final Defense 

  • Religion and Spirituality as a Coping Mechanism for Racial Microaggressions: A Literature Review
  • 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28, 2022, via Zoom (Zoom link)
  • The thesis committee includes Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey (chair), Dr. Daniel McCleary (Co-Chair), Dr. Elaine Turner and Dr. Amanda Rudolph.

Summer 2022

Katherine Jankevicius (MS in Kinesiology) - Thesis Final Defense

  • The Effects of Mindful Meditation on Body Image in Female Collegiate Athletes During the Late Luteal and Early Follicular Phases of the Menstrual Cycle
  • 3 p.m. July 19, 2022, Education Annex room 114
  • The thesis committee includes Dr. Robyn Whitehead (chair), Dr. Todd Whitehead, Dr. James Rowe and Dr. Sarah Savoy.

Doctoral Program Dissertation Proposals and Defenses

Fall 2022

Raven Mitchell (PhD in School Psychology) – Dissertation Final Defense

  • The Efficacy of an Expressive Writing Intervention to Facilitate Emotion Regulation and the Reduction of Aggressive Behaviors in Junior high School Students
  • 10 a.m. Nov. 11, 2022, via Zoom
  • The dissertation committee includes Dr. Elaine Turner (chair), Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey, Dr. Laura Cooper and Dr. Daniel McCleary.

Blade Wise Perry (PhD in School Psychology) – Dissertation Final Defense

  • Does Teacher Bias Increase Referral of Blacks to Special Education for a Reading Disability?
  • 1 p.m. Nov. 11, 2022, via Zoom
  • The dissertation committee includes Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey (chair), Dr. Luis Aguerrevere, Dr. Amanda Rudolph and Dr. Elaine Turner.

Summer 2022

Sheenah Hopkins-Johnson (EdD in Educational Leadership) – Dissertation Final Defense

  • Differences in Academic Achievement Between African American males and White Males in Grades 6-8: Comparative Evidence from Selected Texas Rural Schools
  • 10 a.m. July 18, 2022, via Zoom (Zoom link)
  • The dissertation committee includes Dr. Barbara Qualls (chair), Dr. Richard Skuza, Dr. Dustin Joubert and Dr. Sarah Straub.

Cleo Wadley (EdD in Educational Leadership) – Dissertation Final Defense

  • Schooling Black Males: Hegemonic Discourses, Structural Constraints, and Strategic Resistance
  • 11 a.m. July 20, 2022, McKibben Education Building room 451 and via Zoom (Zoom link)
  • The dissertation committee includes Dr. Freddie Avant (chair), Dr. Emmerentie Oliphant and Dr. Summer Pannell.

Jeremy Small (EdD in Educational Leadership) – Dissertation Final Defense

  • Black Students, Discipline, & Cultural Responsiveness: Texas Black Educators as Cultural Translators
  • 2 p.m. July 20, 2022, Human Services Building room 319 and via Zoom (Zoom link)
  • The dissertation committee includes Dr. James Standley (chair), Dr. Ali Hachem, Dr. Heather Olson-Beal and Dr. Kevin Jones.

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