2012

DOCTORAL GRADUATES

Spring 2012

Carolyn Callaghan, D.Ed.
Culturally Diverse Cohorts: The Exploration of Learning in Context and Community
Chair: Edward Taylor
Campus: Harrisburg

Brenda Firestone, D.Ed.
Engineers' Perceptions of Diversity and the Learning Environment at Work: A Mixed Methods Study
Chair: Elizabeth Tisdell
Campus: Harrisburg

Kirk Fleming, D.Ed.
The Agony and Ecstasy of Workplace Creativity: A Qualitative Study of How Facilitators View Affect in Helping Adults Learn Creativity
Chair: Edward Taylor
Campus: Harrisburg

Lorie Kramer, D.Ed.
The Role of Relationships between Adults and their Canine Companions: The Impact on Personal Growth and Well-Being
Chair: Patricia Cranton
Campus: Harrisburg

Michael Sauer, D.Ed.
Storytelling by Adults Diagnosed with Terminal Illness: Narrative Identifying through Dialogical Research
Co-chairs: Elizabeth Tisdell and Patricia Cranton
Campus: Harrisburg

Melissa Snyder, D.Ed.
Reconnecting with Your Passion: An Action Research Study Exploring Humanities and Professional Nursing
Chair: Edward Taylor
Campus: Harrisburg

Jennifer Tobin, D.Ed.
Embodied Learning and Creative Writing: An Action Research Study
Chair: Elizabeth Tisdell
Campus: Harrisburg

Melissa Ventresca
Understanding the Role of Storytelling in the Transformation of Female Cocaine Addicts in Narcotics Anonymous
Chair: Patricia Cranton
Campus: Harrisburg

Rahima Williams, D.Ed.
Media and the Construction of Arab-American Women's Identity

Chair: Elizabeth Tisdell
Campus: Harrisburg

Ana Zorrilla, D.Ed.
More than Meets the Eye: Adult Education for Critical Consciousness in Luis Camnitzer's Art
Chair: Elizabeth Tisdell
Campus: Harrisburg

Summer 2012

Brendaly Drayton, Ph.D.
Literacy and identity: Reflections of Six African American Males in an Adult Literacy Program
Chair: Esther Prins
Campus: University Park

Angela Eiffert, D.Ed.
A Globetrotting Pilgrimage: An Exploration of Spiritual Growth and the Development of Intercultural Competence

Chair: Edward Taylor
Campus: Harrisburg

Patricia Fickes, D.Ed.
A Community of Practice: Crafts Persons' Learning in Old Bedford Village
Chair: Fred Schied
Campus: University Park

Sandra Lee Karnes, D.Ed.
Surviving Job Loss: Motivation Among Second Year Trade Adjustment Assistance(taa)students
Chair: Fred Schied
Campus: University Park

Junghwan Kim, Ph.D.
Learning for Social Justice: A Cultural Historical Activity Theory Analysis of Community Leadership Empowerment in a Korean-American Community Organization
Chair: Fred Schied
Campus: University Park

Fall 2012

Irma Hunt, D.Ed.
Visual Arts and Older Adult Learners in Retirement
Chair: Edward Taylor
Campus: Harrisburg

Keiwana Jones, D.Ed.
Black Greek-letter Organizations: A Legacy of African American Adult
Chair: Esther Prins
Campus: University Park

Alfred Siha, D.Ed.
"Imagining the Moon": Critical Pedagogy, Discourse Tensions, and the Adult Basic Writing Classroom
Chair: Elizabeth Tisdell
Campus: Harrisburg

David Tanis, D.Ed.
Exploring Play/playfulness and Learning in the Adult and Higher Education Classroom
Chair: Edward Taylor
Campus: Harrisburg