All dissertation defenses for this year will take place virtually and are open to the public. For more information, please contact the Program Director, Dr. Vachel Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Doctoral Symposium 2020: Information coming soon!
Doctoral Symposium 2019: Finding Our Voice
Friday, March 29 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM | RCOE 124
The Symposium featured a panel in the morning along with the presentation of the 2019 Alice Phoebe Naylor Outstanding Dissertation Award. In the afternoon we had paper presentations from current doctoral students and faculty. A video will be housed here in the future.
8:30 AM: -Breakfast-
9:00 AM: Welcome Remarks and Meet the Panel
9:15 AM: Panel Discussion
10:45 AM: -Break-
10:55 AM: 2019 Naylor Award Presentation
11:00 AM: 2018 Naylor Award Winners’ Speeches
12:00 PM: -Lunch-
12:45 PM: Paper Presentations
4:00 PM: Symposium Conclusion
JuanEs Ramirez, Ed.S. | Current Ed.D. Student
Leveraging Latinx Parents’ Cultural Wealth: Pláticas with Parents About their Involvement in Post-Secondary Educational Spaces in Western North Carolina
Brooksie Sturdivant, Ed.D. | 2018 Ed.D. Graduate
Resilient African-American Woman: Autoethnographic and Narrative Inquiry of Subjectivity and Agency
Stacy Holliday, Ed.D. | 2018 Ed.D. Graduate
Dreambuilders: Undocucompetence Among Educators in the North Carolina Community College System
Devery Mock Ward, Ph.D. | Current RCOE Faculty
Director of the Anderson Reading Clinic; Researches effective instruction of students with significant reading disabilities
Elizabeth Bellows, Ph.D. | Current RCOE Faculty
Inclusive Excellence Coordinator in the Center for Academic Excellence and Co-Author of (Re)Imagining Elementary Social Studies: A Controversial Issues Reader
2019 Naylor Award Winners
Brooke Hardin, Ed.D.
How They Do It: Examining Teachers’ Understandings and Appropriations of Instructional Tools and Strategies Learned in Writing Methods Coursework
- Dave Koppenhaver, Ph.D. | Chair
- Beth Frye, Ed.D.
- Woodrow Trather, Ph.D.
Brooksie Sturdivant, Ed.D.
Resilient African-American Women: Autoethnographic and Narrative Inquiry of Subjectivity and Agency
- Audrey Dentith, Ph.D. | Chair
- Nickolas Jordan, Ph.D.
- Fran Bates Oates, Ed.D.
The afternoon presentation format will be a 30 minute session
- Peaches Hash | A/r/ticulation: Arts-Based Inquiry in the Composition Classroom
- Shannon Jordan, Ed.D. | White Parents, Mixed Race Children: The Entangled Effects of Love, Racism, and Parenting
- Chris Osmond, Ph.D. & Fran Bates Oates, Ed.D. | The Appalachian State University/Winston-Salem State University Student Exchange Partnership: Preparing Teachers for ALL Classrooms
- Chris Gilbert | Pushing Back: Research and Advocacy for Public Education
- Theresa Redmond, Ed.D. & Jennifer Luetkemeyer Ph.D.| Celebrating Diverse Voices through Visual Expression
- Bronwyn Harris | Supporting Early Symbolic Communication in Children with Complex Communication Needs and Significant Intellectual Disabilities Through Shared Storybook Interactions
- Roma Angel, Ed.D | Listening to the Voices of Women in Educational Leadership: Advancing Research through Formation Mentoring Communities
- Courtney Baines; Ed.D. | Action Research for Sustainability Education in a Public High School Science Classroom.
- Matthew Thomas-Reid, Ph.D. | Queer Activist Research
- Kristi Short, Ed.D. | When Community College Students Speak, Listen
- Mina Min, Ph.D. | Influential factors on teacher agency toward reform with curricular autonomy in South Korea: A social cognitive approach