Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) Dissertations

EDD Dissertation Announcements & Archive

EDD Defenses and Education Doctorate Dissertations can be accessed on the Kutztown University Research Commons website: https://research.library.kutztown.edu/education/

Emily Pisco Ed.D Dissertation Defense

College of Education hosted a public oral dissertation defense by Emily Pisco, titled "'I guess somebody already told you": LGBTQ+ Students' Experiences in Secondary School Contexts." The defense took place March 20th, 2020. Emily's Dissertation Committee was chaired by Dr. Amber Pabon and her committee members were Dr. Kathleen Stanfa and Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer.

Patricia Tinsman-Schaffer Ed.D Dissertation Defense

College of Education hosted a public oral dissertation defense by Patricia Tinsman-Schaffer, titled "Making the Journey Personal: A Self-Study of the Intersections of Curriculum, Practice, and Identity." The defense took place March 26th, 2020. Patricia's Dissertation Committee was chaired by Dr. Amber Pabon and her committee members were Dr. Kathleen Stanfa and Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder.

Lisa Skiadas Ed.D Dissertation Defense

College of Education hosted a public oral dissertation defense by Lisa Skiadas, titled "Proactive Prosocial Strategies Employed by First-Grade Teachers." The defense took place March 31st, 2020. Lisa's Dissertation Committee was chaired by Dr. Helen Hamlet and her committee members were Dr. Amber Pabon and Dr. Susan Ursprung.

Erin Brown Ed.D Dissertation Defense

College of Education hosted a public oral dissertation defense by Erin Brown, titled "The Effect of Differentiated Instruction Training on The Instructional Strategies of Education Trainees at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary." The defense took place March 19th, 2020. Erin's Dissertation Committee was chaired by Dr. Helen Hamlet and her committee members were Dr. Kathleen Stanfa and Dr. Heather Fountain.

Marlene Nanouh Fares Ed.D Dissertation Defense

College of Education hosted a public oral dissertation defense by Marlene Nanouh Fares, titled "The Relationship Between Academic Advising and Student Persistence on Success of Freshman Exploratory Studies’ Students." The defense took place April 2nd, 2020. Marlene's Dissertation Committee was chaired by Dr. Kathleen Stanfa and her committee members were Dr. Helen Hamlet and Dr. Edwin Nieves.

Leila Little Ed.D Dissertation Defense

College of Education hosted a public oral dissertation defense by Leila Little, titled "How We Got Here: Testimonios of Secondary Latina Educators." The defense took place March 30th, 2020. Leila's Dissertation Committee was chaired by Dr. Amber Pabon and her committee members were Dr. Helen Hamlet and Dr. Amy Pfieler-Wunder.

Jaime Linn Brown Ed.D Dissertation Defense

College of Education hosted a public oral dissertation defense by Jaime Linn Brown, titled "Socially Just Artmaking: A Practitioner’s Inquiry of Passionate Teaching for Compassionate Action." The defense took place April 13th, 2020. Jaime's Dissertation Committee was chaired by Dr. Helen Hamlet and her committee members were Dr. Amber Pabon and Dr. Brian Lehman.

Anthony Tartaglia Ed.D Dissertation Defense

College of Education hosted a public oral dissertation defense by Anthony Tartglia titled, "The Potential Impact of Online Learning on Economically Disadvantaged Students." The defense took place April 6th, 2020. Anthony's Dissertation Committee was chaired by Dr. Helen Hamlet and his committee members were Dr. Kathleen Stanfa and Dr. Scott Tracy.

Philip L. Specht Ed.D Dissertation Defense

College of Education hosted a public oral dissertation defense by Philip L. Specht titled, "Teacher Perception: Secondary Level Skill Development Support for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities." The defense took place April 13th, 2020. Philip's Dissertation Committee was chaired by Dr. Kathleen Stanfa and his committee members were Dr. Amber Jean-Marie Pabon and Dr. George Fiore.

Andrew Healey Ed.D Dissertation Defense

College of Education hosted a public oral dissertation defense by Andrew Healey titled, "Face-to-Face Tandem Language Exchanges as a Complementary Course Component for Acquisition of Spanish." The defense took place April 14th, 2020. Andrew's Dissertation Committee was chaired by Dr. Kathleen Stanfa and his committee members were Dr. Amber Jean-Marie Pabon and Dr. Ericka Helena Parra.

Emily Pisco
Patricia Tinsman-Schaffer
Lisa Skiadas
Erin Brown
Marlene Fares
Leila Little
Jaime Brown
Anthony Tartaglia
Philip Specht
Andrew Healey