Celebrating Our 2016 Summer & Fall Doctoral Graduates

Dean Kim Metcalf and the College of Education proudly congratulate our 2016 Summer & Fall Doctoral Graduates! We wish you luck and continued success and as you forge forward in your careers.

Doctoral Graduates

Left to Right: Robbie J. Marsh, Ph.D., Derek Jordan, Ph.D., Dean Kim K. Metcalf, Ph.D., Cristina Salinas Grandy, Ph.D., Matthew Nishimoto, Ph.D. and Andrew Goodman, Ph.D.

Educational & Clinical Studies

Robbie J. Marsh, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: School Connectedness: Comparing Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders to Their General Education Peers
Co-Advisors: Kyle Higgins, Ph.D. and Joseph Morgan, Ph.D.

Teaching & Learning

Khaled Alnajjar, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: A Multiple Case Study Analysis of Mentor-Mentee Perception of the Effectiveness of Self-Disclosure in the Field Experience
Advisor: Shaoan Zhang, Ph.D.

Abdullah Al-Shukri, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: From Belief to Action: Omani EFL Teachers' Self-Efficacy in Relation to their Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
Advisor: Shaoan Zhang, Ph.D.

Andrew Goodman, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: The Manifestation of Student Engagement in Classrooms: A Phenomenological Case Study of How Teachers Experience Student Engagement and How It Influences Pedagogical Decision Making
Advisor: Christine Clark, Ed.D.

Derek Jordan, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: Investigating Teacher Learning and Change in a PLC that Designs Integrated Curriculum
Co-Advisors: Marilyn McKinney, Ph.D. and Shaoan Zhang, Ph.D.

Matthew Nishimoto, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: Secondary Preservice Teacher Expectations of the Principal's Role in New Teacher Induction
Advisor: Shaoan Zhang, Ph.D.

Heather Skaza, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: Development and Testing of an Assessment to Measure Spatial Thinking About Enhanced Greenhouse Effect
Advisor: P.G. Schrader, Ph.D.

Cristina Salinas Grandy, Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: An Analysis of Reflective Thinking in Teacher Candidates' ePortfolios
Advisor: Linda Quinn, Ed.D.