Congratulations to All of Our Spring 2016 Graduates

The department of CLAS would like to congratulate graduates from all 7 of our programs. You’ve all done tremendous work and we’re so proud of your achievements.

We would like to give special attention as well to our new 2016 PhD recipients:

Dr. Kenneth Bader Breslow

Major in Education-Adult, Professional and Community Education
Dissertation Title: Narratives of Directors of Disability Services:  Forms of Social Capital in Practice
Research Professor: Dr. Clarena Larrotta, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology

Dr. Ji Yoon Christine Moon

Major in Education-Adult, Professional and Community Education
Dissertation Title: The Cultural Looking Glass:  A Narrative Analysis of Korean Female Professors in the U.S. Academy
Research Professor: Dr. Joellen E. Coryell, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology

Dr. Clint Michael Reneau

Major in Education-Adult, Professional and Community Education
Dissertation Title: My Brother’s Keeper:  Queering Masculinities in Higher Education
Research Professor: Dr. Michael P. O’Malley, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology

Dr. Dawn M. Robarts

Major in Education-Adult, Professional and Community Education
Dissertation Title: Early Identification of the Non-Directed Kidney Donor:  Are there Personal Characteristics of College Students that Can Predict Their Willingness to Consider Non-Directed Kidney Donation?
Research Professor: Dr. Steven R. Furney, Department of Health and Human Performance

Dr. Yvette Cantu

Major in Education-School Improvement
Dissertation Title: Esta Es Nuestra Historia:  An Intergenerational Study with Three Latin@ Educators
Research Professor: Dr. Miguel Guajardo, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology

Dr. Grace Dolores Casey

Major in Education-School Improvement
Dissertation Title: Sustaining Leadership:  Identifying Factors that Inform Principal Longevity
Research Professor: Dr. Sarah Nelson Baray, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology

Dr. Dessynie D Edwards

Major in Education-School Improvement
Dissertation Title: An Examination of Black Women Leaders’ Educational and Professional Experiences on the Path toward the Superintendency
Research Professor: Dr. Duncan Waite, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology

Dr. Matthew T. Hall

Major in Education-School Improvement
Dissertation Title: Oro, Ergo Sum:  The Pedagogy of Spiritual Formation among Protestant Seminarians in the United States:  Toward a Post-Cartesian Framework
Research Professor: Dr. Michael P. O’Malley, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology

Dr. Jeffry Todd King

Major in Education-School Improvement
Dissertation Title: Existence in Tension:  A Post-Intentional Phenomenological Analysis of Teachers’ Perceptions of Pedagogical Metaxy as a Response to Gnostic Philosophy and Standardization in Education
Research Professor: Dr. Michael P. O’Malley, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology

Dr. Patricia A Rocha

Major in Education-School Improvement
Dissertation Title: Stories of School and the Storied Lives of Latina/o Elementary Principals:  A Narrative Inquiry
Research Professor: Dr. Miguel Guajardo, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology