Doctoral Student Colloquium
Drexel University School of Education
The Doctoral Student Colloquium series offer School of Education doctoral students an opportunity to share their original research and learn from their peers, faculty, and staff. Each month, one EdD and one PhD student presents their research at the Colloquium which is offered both on campus at Drexel University and online through Zoom. These sessions help doctoral students to connect with each other and develop a peer community that is invaluable in supporting their journeys in the program. Each doctoral student presenter is also asked to write a Research Brief that relates to his or her presentation which is then included in an edited publication titled "Doctoral Student Research Briefs" published on the School of Education’s website. The Research Brief is a way to disseminate our doctoral students' research as shared in the Colloquium in a concise format with relevance to education. Examples include preliminary or pilot studies, research explorations such as literature reviews, works-in-progress, research issues related to education, or completed research studies.Doctoral Student Colloquiums are held on the first Friday of each month from noon – 1:00 pm (EST) during the academic year at 3401 Market street room 340.
2020 – 2021 Colloquium Schedule
Friday, October 2, 2020
"STEAMing Ahead: Transitioning Administrator Support to an Online Setting Due to COVID-19"
Christopher Fornaro, PhD in Education student
"A Phenomenological Study: Exploring High School Students’ Experiences Earning an Entrepreneurship Diploma in an Entrepreneurship Education Secondary School Program"
Dr. Christine Galib, EdD in Educational Leadership and Management
This Colloquium was moderated by School of Education Associate Professor Dr. Alonzo Flowers.
Friday, November 6th, 2020
"School and Community Family Partnerships"
Janel Dia, PhD in Education student
"A Multisite Case Study of the Alignment of Institutional Change Strategies and Culture"
Jeff Archibald, EdD in Educational Leadership and Management student
This Colloquium was moderated by School of Education visiting scholar Dr. Peggy Kong.
Friday, December 4, 2020
"Pathways to Leadership for Women in Higher Education Administration"
Katrina Struloeff, PhD in Education student
"Broken Chains: Non-Traditional Aged Black Male Experiences in the College Admissions Process, A Study in Portraiture"
Dr. Kenneth Jones, EdD in Educational Leadership and Management
This Colloquium was moderated by School of Education Clinical Professor Dr. Kristen Betts
Friday, January 15, 2021
“How can we make it equitable?”: The Critical Role of School-level Business Administrators in Managing School Resources
Kimberly Sterin, PhD in Education student
Examining the Impact of one Professional Development Program in Structured Literacy on Teacher Knowledge: A Quasi-experimental Study
Maria Toglia, EdD in Educational Leadership and Management student
Friday, February 5, 2021
"Creative Reflection and Improvisation"
David Mattson, PhD in Education Student
"A Phenomenological Exploration of Middle School Teachers Perspectives on Collaboration and Implementation of Practice in the context college and career readiness framework"
Kelly DiPietro-Edwards, EdD in Educational Leadership and Management Student
This colloquium was moderated by School of Education Professor Dr. Sheila Vaidya.
Friday, March 5, 2021
“Preventing Violent Extremism through Education"
Katie Elliott, PhD in Education student
"The Social, Emotional, and Educational Needs of Military Children in the U.S. Public School System: A Narrative Inquiry"
Yehudit Freudenberger, EdD, EdD Alumna
This colloquium was moderated by School of Education Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer Adams.
Friday, April 2, 2021
“Social Media Analysis of Educator Network"
Yiyun "Kate" Fan, PhD in Education student
"Bridging the gap between urban adolescent females of color and STEM: A hermeneutic phenomenological study"
Van Truong, EdD, EdD, EdD Alumna
The Colloquium was moderated by School of Education Associate Clinical Professor Dr. Kathy Geller.
Friday, May 7, 2021
"The Influence of feedback on Creativity"
Katie Mathew, PhD in Education Student
"How First-Generation STEM College Students Persevere: A Mixed Methods Study"
Sasha Ortiz, EdD in Educational Leadership and Management student
The Colloquium was moderated by School of Education Assistant Clinical Professor Dr. Joy Phillips.