Wayne State University

Ph.D. / Ed.D. Student Accomplishments

Ibrahim Khalil Alali
Ibrahim Khalil Alali

Dissertation Title: Investigating University Instructors' Experiences and Uses of Mobile Technology in Teaching and Learning in Saudi Arabia

Program: Instructional Technology

2015

Sultan Alarifi
Sultan Alarifi

Dissertation Title: The Quality of Saudi Accreditation Standards for Distance Learning: Benchmarking and Expert Validation

Program: Instructional Technology

2015

Samir F. Al-Mandwee
Samir F. Al-Mandwee

Dissertation: An Examination of the Relationship Among Iraqi High School Students' Science Achievement and Perceptions of The Value of Education, Parent Support, and Peer Support in the United States

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

2015

Ali M. Alodat
Ali M. Alodat

Dissertation Title: The Effectiveness of the Jordanian Arabic Version of the Cognitive Abilities Screening Test (Cogat, Steven) in Identifying Gifted and Talented Children in Kindergarten and Elementary School

Program: Special Education

2015

Debra Amaro
Debra Amaro

Dissertation: A Designed-Based Research Study Examining the Impact of Using a Motivational Model for Mastering the Crash Cart

Program: Instructional Technology

2015

Mary Brennan
Mary Brennan

Dissertation Title: Exploring a Complex Model of Student Engagement in Middle School:  Academic Self-efficacy Beliefs and Achievement

Program: Educational Psychology

2015

Ashley Ceresnie
Ashley Ceresnie

Dissertation Title: Differential Parenting Practices Within Families: Associations with Siblings' Academic and Behavioral Outcomes

Program: Educational Psychology

2015

Karyn Chiapella
Karyn Chiapella

Dissertation:  Critical Literacy: An Innovative Approach to Learning Among Students with Learning Disabilities

Program: Special Education

2015

Elizabeth Corah-Hopkins
Elizabeth Corah-Hopkins

Dissertation: The Walled Fortress: An Autoethnography of an International Student Who Became an ESL Educator

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

2015

Jennifer Culver
Jennifer Culver

Dissertation: Relationship Quality and Student Engagement

Program: Educational Psychology

2015

Susan Dandalides
Susan Dandalides

Dissertation:  Career Opportunities for Learning: Play as a Scaffold for Format Based Informational Text Features

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

2015

Sameerah Davenport
Sameerah Davenport

Dissertation:  The Efficacy of a Crisis Intervention and Resilience Building Training Program for Counselors-in-Training

Program: Counseling

2015

Aguib Diop
Aguib Diop

Dissertation Title: School Administrator Responses in Bullying Situations: Implications for Bullying Prevention

Program: Educational Psychology

2015

Eileen Finnegan
Eileen Finnegan

Dissertation: Adolescents' Characterization of Their Neighborhood Through an Art-Based Community Project

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

2015

Susan N. Genden
Susan N. Genden

Dissertation: Worker Use of Social Media for Informal Learning in a Corporate Environment

Program: Instructional Technology

2015

Vicki Ann Golden
Vicki Ann Golden

Dissertation: An Exploration of Emotional Intelligence and its Relationship to Higher Education Effective Leadership Practices of Leaders in a Community College Environment

Program: Instructional Technology

2015

Shamarion Grace
Shamarion Grace

Dissertation Title: Engaging a Middle School Teacher and Students in Formal-Informal Science Education: Contexts of Science Standards-Based Curriculum and Urban Science Center

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

2015

Darrlyn Harrison
Darrlyn Harrison

Dissertation:  Beginning Algebra Student's Conceptual Understanding of Variables in the Context of Solving Equations: A Conceptual Change Inquiry

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

2015

Karen Hicks
Karen Hicks

Dissertation: Construct Validation of a Learning and Talent Development Strategic Alignment Scale

Program: Instructional Technology

2015

Amira Saad Kassem
Amira Saad Kassem

Dissertation Title: From Local to Global: Purpose, Process, and Product in the Narratives of Eighth Grade Language Arts

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

2015

Cornelius James Lewis
Cornelius James Lewis

Dissertation Title: Attitudes and Perceptions of High School Principals with Regard to Bullying in Their Schools

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

2015

Linda C. Lowenstein
Linda C. Lowenstein

Dissertation: Robustness and Power Comparison of the Mood-Westenberg and Siegel-Tukey Tests

Program: Evaluation & Research

2015

Lauren Mangus
Lauren Mangus

Dissertation: Examination of College Student Achievement within an Ecological Framework

Program: Educational Psychology

2015

Lynne Morgan-Bernard
Lynne Morgan-Bernard

Dissertation Title: Beliefs and Instructional Practices of Two College Developmental Reading Instructors at an Open-Admission College

Program: Reading, Language and Literature

2015

Youssef Mosallam
Youssef Mosallam

Dissertation:  Literacy Instruction in High School: Examining the Perception of Bilingual and Monolingual Students

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

2015

Tamara L. Quinn-Grzebyk
Tamara L. Quinn-Grzebyk

Dissertation Title: A Multiple Case Exploration of Designers and Reflection in the Design Space

Program: Instructional Technology

2015

Elizabeth Louise Pearsall
Elizabeth Louise Pearsall

Dissertation Title: Balanced Literacy Activities in Ontario JK – Grade 8 Comprehensive Literacy Classrooms: Examining Self-Reported Frequency of Classroom Activities

Program: Reading, Language and Literature

2015

Hania Moussa Salame
Hania Moussa Salame

Dissertation:  Using the Instructional Congruence Model to Change a Science Teacher's Practices and English Language Learners' Attitudes and Achievement in Science

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

2015

Geneva Scully
Geneva Scully

Dissertation:  Bringing the Outside In: Connecting Literacy Practices in a Layered, Technologically-Driven Seventh Grade Honors English Curriculum

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

2015

Aleksandra M. Stoklosa
Aleksandra M. Stoklosa

Dissertation Title: College Student Adjustment: Examination of Personal and Environmental Characteristics

Program: Educational Psychology

2015

Rita H. Teague
Rita H. Teague

Dissertation: The Impact of Academic Optimism on Student Achievement in Five Middle Schools

Program: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

2015

Courtney Tolinski
Courtney Tolinski

Dissertation: Examining Academic Engagement among Elementary Students: The Role of Parent-Child and Teacher-Student Relationships

Program: Educational Psychology

2015

Heatherlun Uphold
Heatherlun Uphold

Dissertation Title: Examining the Psychometrioc Properties of the Family Resource Scale-Revised

Program: Education Evaluation & Research

2015

Kecia J. Waddell
Kecia J. Waddell

Dissertation Title: A Design-Based Research Study Examining the Impact of Collaboration Technology Tools in Mediating Collaboration

Program: Instructional Technology

2015

Naimah Wade
Naimah Wade

Dissertation Title: The Face of Feedback: Exploring the use of Asynchronous Video to Deliver Instructor Feedback in Multidisciplinary Online Courses

Program Area: Instructional Technology

2015

Theresa Walker
Theresa Walker

Dissertation Title: The Relationship Between the Behaviors of Students with an Emotional Impairment and the Beginning of Academic Decline or Success

Program: Special Education

2015

Cheryl D. White
Cheryl D. White

Dissertation: Do Learning Communities Matter?: An Examination of the Retention of At-Risk African American Students at an Urban, Commuter, Research University

Program: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

2015

Willie L. White II
Willie L. White II

Dissertation:  An Evaluation of Wayne State University's Educational Evaluation and Research Program

Program: Evaluation & Research

2015

Denise Williams-Mallett
Denise Williams-Mallett

Dissertation Title: The Influence of Student Engagement on Student Retention at a Midwest Urban Research Institution

Program: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

2015

Sandra L. Yarema
Sandra L. Yarema

Dissertation: The Impact of a Professional Development Program on Teachers' Practice and How Context Variables Influenced Such Practice: A Case Study

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

2015