All dissertation defenses take place in RCOE 414D, the Doctoral Suite and are open to the public. Please check back for more information regarding those in the future!
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