2009

DOCTORAL GRADUATES

Spring 2009

Frances Albergato-Muterspaw, D.Ed.
The Role of Music in Healing and Grief Processes of Bereaved Adult Learners
Chair: Elizabeth J. Tisdell
Campus: Harrisburg

Betsy Bahorik Aumiller, D.Ed.
The Meaning of Health-Related E-mail Messaging at the Worksite and Its Relationship to Health Behavior Change
Chair: Edward W. Taylor
Campus: Harrisburg

April E. Bailey, D.Ed.
Exploring Adult Business Students’ Transition to College Through a First-Year Seminar Course: An Action Research Study
Chair: Patricia Cranton
Campus: Harrisburg

Richard N. Banz, Jr., D.Ed.
Exploring the Personal Responsibility Orientation Model: Self-Directed Learning Within Museum Education
Chair: Edward W. Taylor
Campus: Harrisburg

Karen McMillen Dielmann, D.Ed.
A Foot in Two Worlds: A Narrative Inquiry of the Experiences of Working Class Women Managers
Chair: Daniele Flannery
Campus: Harrisburg

David F. Eichler, D.Ed.
The Experience of Using Reflective Journals on an Outward Bound Course
Chair: Patricia Cranton
Campus: Harrisburg

Michael A. Mont, D.Ed.
Perspectives of African American Adult Students and Faculty on the Use of Art-Based Learning in Higher Education Classrooms
Chair: Elizabeth J. Tisdell
Campus: Harrisburg

Joseph D. Ongeri, D.Ed.
Learner-Centered Teaching in Economics: An Action Research Study
Chair: Edward W. Taylor
Campus: Harrisburg

Jacqlyn S. Triscari, D.Ed.
Power Shifts During and Organizational Transformation
Chair: Patricia Cranton
Campus: Harrisburg

Barbara Wade, D.Ed.
Statistical Literacy in Adult College Students
Chair: Edward W. Taylor
Campus: Harrisburg

Summer 2009

Haijun Kang, Ph.D.
A Comparative Study of the Distance Education History in China and the United States: A Socio-Historical perspective
Chair: Michael G. Moore
Campus: University Park

Kristin Lalley, D. Ed.
Learning in Context in a Short-Term Education Abroad Program
Chair: Ian Baptiste
Campus: University Park

Ramo J. Lord, Ph. D.
Managing Contradictions from the Middle: A Cultural Historical Activity Theory Investigation of Front-Line Supervisors Learning Lives
Chair: Fred M. Schied
Campus: University Park

Ann L. Swartz, D.Ed.
Complexity Science and Adult Education: The Role of Trauma in Nurse’s Embodied Learning
Chair: Elizabeth J. Tisdell
Campus: Harrisburg

Fall 2009

Trina R. Hess, D.Ed.
Living Between the Extremes: A Phenomenological Study of How Mid-Life Women Recreate Their Identity After a Work Transition
Chair: Fred M. Schied
Campus: University Park

George E. Krauss, D.Ed.
Continuing Professional Education of Insurance and Risk management Practitioners: A Comparative Case Study of Customer Service Representatives, Insurance Agents and Risk Managers
Chair: Gary W. Kuhne
Campus: University Park

Hyuckhoon Kwon, D.Ed.
Older Korean-American Adults’ Attitudes Toward the Computer
Chair: Ian Baptiste
Campus: University Park

Rick L. Shearer, D.Ed.
Transactional Distance and Dialogue: An Exploratory Study to Refine the Theoretical Construct of Dialogue in Online Learning
Co-Chairs: Michael G. Moore; Gary W. Kuhne
Campus: University Park

Rita E. Mullen Wise, D.Ed.
The Socialization of Men to the Nursing Profession: A Symbolic Interactionist Approach
Chair: Edward W. Taylor
Campus: Harrisburg