2008

DOCTORAL GRADUATES

Spring 2008

Daniel Jensen, D.Ed.
The Male Adult Working-Class Student in Formal Higher Education: An Identity Crisis?
Chair: Daniele Flannery
Campus: Harrisburg

Richard Kordel, D.Ed.
Exploring the Electronic Classroom as a Learning System
Chair: Patricia Cranton
Campus: Harrisburg

Ilhan Kucukaydin, D.Ed.
Counter-Learning Under Oppression
Chair: Daniele Flannery
Campus: Harrisburg

Sharon M. Melincavage, D.Ed.
Anxiety in Student Nurses in the Clinical Setting: A Phenomenological Study
Chair: Patricia Cranton
Campus: Harrisburg

John N. Mwaura, D.Ed.
Black African International Adult Students’ Experiences in Higher Education: A Qualitative Study
Chair: Elizabeth J. Tisdell
Campus: Harrisburg

Jodi Piekarski Loughlin, D.Ed.
Fostering Parental Involvement: A Critical Action Research Study of Title I Parents’ Participation in Public Elementary Schools
Chair: Edward W. Taylor
Campus: Harrisburg

Sandra M. Reed, D.Ed.
Sentimental Journey: The Role of Music in the Meaning-Making Processes of Older Performing Musicians
Chair: Patricia Cranton
Campus: Harrisburg

Patricia M. Thompson, D.Ed.
Professional Entry Experiences of Primary Care Physicians: A Narrative Inquiry
Chair: Patricia Cranton
Campus: Harrisburg

Nicholas Vonada, D.Ed.
Returning to College: A Study of a Federally Funded Retraining Program
Chair: Fred M. Schied
Campus: University Park

Summer 2008

Karen L. Brady, Ph.D.
Exploring Problem Based Learning and Clinical Reasoning: An Action Research Study with Occupational Therapy Students
Chair: Edward W. Taylor
Campus: Harrisburg

Sangok Park, Ph.D.
From Housewives to Environmental Activists: A Cultural Historical Activity Theory Analysis of Learning in a Korean Community-Based Organization
Chair: Fred Schied
Campus: University Park

Fall 2008

Deborah E. Hocking, D.Ed.
Accounting in Action: Learning in the Field
Chair: Patricia Cranton
Campus: Harrisburg

Bilita S. Mattes, D.Ed.
Education Action Research in Higher Education as Faculty Professional Development
Chair: Patricia Cranton
Campus: Harrisburg

Karen L. Milheim, D.Ed.
Learning Through Reflective Practice: Professional Development of Adult Basic Education Program Managers
Chair: Patricia Cranton
Campus: Harrisburg