With the arrival of spring also comes a season of dissertation defenses for our graduating PhD students. Below is a schedule of defenses that will be held in the coming days/weeks. Dissertation defenses for doctoral candidates are open to the public.
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Megan Rodgers Good will be defending her dissertation titled “Improving Student Learning in Higher Education: A Mixed Methods Study” from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Matthew Swain will be defending his dissertation titled “The Effects of a Planned Missingness Design on Examinee Motivation and Psychometric Quality” from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Friday, April 3rd, 2015
Jerusha Gerstner will be defending her dissertation titled “Addressing Serial-Order and Negative-Keying Effects: A Mixed-Methods Study” from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Rory A. Lazowski will be defending his dissertation titled “A Meta-Analytic Tutorial and a Narrative Review on Motivation Interventions in Education” from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Mandalyn Swanson will be defending her dissertation titled “Extending an IRT Mixture Model to detect Random Responders on Non-Cognitive Polytomously Scored Assessments” from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M.
All defense presentations will take place in Anthony-Seeger Hall, Room 9. The presentations will be 45 minutes long, with a 15 minute question and answer session. Committees will then deliberate and discuss with the candidates; this portion of the defense is closed to the public.
We hope you can come and join us in celebrating the culmination of hard-work and research these students have accomplished over their three years in our doctoral program.