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Doctoral Student Research Briefs

Each month, Drexel School of Education doctoral students present research related to their dissertations at our Doctoral Student Colloquium. One Drexel University School of Education PhD student and one EdD student present their research before an audience of Drexel students, faculty and professional staff. Listed below are the names of each student, the title of their project, supervising professors and a link to a brief on their research.

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Jessica-Quinter

Jessica Quinter

May 4, 2018
"A Case Study: Exploring Mindfulness Practices in Pennsylvania Elementary School Settings"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Joyce Pittman

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Tamara-Galoyan

Tamara Galoyan

 May 4, 2018
"Uncovering Pedagogical Beliefs and Practices in Higher Education Through a Lens of Mind, Brain, and Education Science"
Supervising Professors: Dr. Kristen Betts and Dr. Penny Hammrich

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Alia-Ammar

Alia Ammar

April 6, 2018
"Evaluation of a Summer Literacy Camp for Struggling Readers"
Supervising Professors: Dr. Lori Severino and Dr. Mary Jean Tecce DeCarlo

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Hope-Fuss

Hope Fuss

April 6, 2018
"Principals' Perceptions of c=Changing the Age=Grade Traditional Model of Schooling"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Joyce Pittman

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Amanda-Barany-2018

Amanda Barany

March 2, 2018
"Exploring Identities and Patterns of Participation in Virtual Environments"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Aroutis Foster

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Rebecca-March

Rebecca March

March 2, 2018
"A Qualitative Case Study: Exploring Parents' Support Needs When an Adolescent with Autism Spectrum Disorder is Preparing to Transition to Adult Services"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Joyce Pittman

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Lindsay-Mitchell

Lindsay Mitchell

February 2, 2018
"Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education and its Impact on the Development of Early Language and Literacy Skills: An Exploration of on Head Start Program's Parent Involvement Model"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Vera Lee

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Hamideh-Talifian

Hamideh Talafian

 February 2, 2018
"Teachers' Views Toward Integrating Visual Technological Simulations in Teaching Science: A Case Study in Urban Planning"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Penny Hammrich

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Traci-Dennis2

Traci Dennis

January 12, 2018
"A Second Chance: A Phenomenological Study of African American Student Perceptions of Urban Secondary Alternative Schools"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Ayana Allen

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Leona-Donaldson

Leona Donaldson

January 12, 2018
"Comparing Engineering Labs for Organizational Analysis from Global Perspective"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Penny Hammrich

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Barbara-May

Barbara May

December 1, 2017
"Mixed Methods Design: Examining Secondary Teachers' Perceptions about the Efficacy of First Year Implementation of the Collins Writing Program on Students' Academic Performance on State Mandated Tests"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Joyce Pittman

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Magdalene-Moy

Magdalene Moy

December 1, 2017
"Exploring Portals and Participation in Europa Universalis' Affinity Spaces"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Brian Smith

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Jennifer-Gaudioso

Jennifer Gaudioso

November 3, 2017
"Perceptions of School Principals on Participation in Professional Learning Communities as Job-Embedded Learning"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Mary Jean Tecce DeCarlo

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Katelyn-Alderfer 

Katelyn Alderfer

November 3 2017
"Teacher Activism and Social Media"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Kristy Kelly and Dr. Brian Smith

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William-Ryan

William Ryan

October 6, 2017
"University-Community Partnerships as Learning Organizations: A Case Study"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Kristine Lewis Grant and Dr. Jamie Callahan

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Rasheda-Likely

Rasheda Likely

October 6, 2017
"Developing a 4D Curricular Unit for Middle School Students: Combining Next Generation Science Standards with Career Awareness"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Nancy Songer

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2016-2017 Doctoral Research Briefs

Nicole Hall

Nicole Hall

May 5, 2017 "Supporting Nurses to Speak Up for Patient Safety"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Valerie Klein

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Elaine Perignat

Elaine Perignat

May 5, 2017
"Examining Pedagogical Beliefs About Teaching for Creativity: Converting STEM to STEAM Classrooms"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Jennifer Katz Bounincontro

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Carol Stanford

Carol Stanford

April 7 2017
"Barriers to Substance Abuse Treatment for Nurses"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Kathy Geller

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Tamara Galoyan-PhD

Tamara Galoyan

April 7, 2017
"Transdisciplinary Approach to Transfer of Learning"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Kristen Betts, Dr. Penny Hammrich

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Linda Gaines, EdD

March 3, 2017
"Web-Based Technology Integration and Student Engagement in a Fully Online Graduate Program"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Kristen Betts

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Mollie Gambone

March 3, 2017
"An Expansive Learning Model to Explore Teachers' Collaboration for Student Success"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Kristy Kelly

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Tara Parr, EdD

February 3, 2017
"A Brain-Targeted Teaching Framework: Modeling the Intended Change in Professional Development"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Kristen Betts

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Anthony Matranga

February 3, 2017
"Mathematics Teachers Professional Development: A Virtual Boundary Encounter"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Jason Silverman

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Shawnna Thomas-El

January 6, 2017
"Unveiling Perceptions Held by Community Residents of an Academic Institution in Their Midst"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Ayana Allen

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Kristine MacDonald

January 6, 2017
"Factors Positively Influencing Persistence and Program Completion for Nontraditional Students Enrolled at a For-Profit Postsecondary Institution"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Jennifer Adams

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Jessica Cellitti

December 2, 2016
"Teachers’ Perspectives on Failure: Impact on Classroom Interactions"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Jason Silverman

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Melinda Johnson

December 2, 2016
"The Influence of Workplace Spirituality on Work Stress in University Employees"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Ken Mawritz

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Amanda Barany

November 4, 2016
"Negotiating Identities through Peripheral Participation"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Aroutis Foster

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Shannon O’Neill

November 4, 2016
"Preparing Special Education Teachers in Low-Incidence Populations – The Teachers’ Perspectives"
Supervising Professor: Dr. William Lynch

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Jonan Donaldson

Jonan Donaldson

October 7, 2016
"Conceptualizations of Learning and the Every Student Succeeds Act"
Supervising Professor: Dr. Brian Smith

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