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Below are listed the names of students who have completed a Ph.D. program in Human Development and Education and the abstracts from their dissertations since 2008.  If you are interested in viewing the graduates and their abstracts before 2008, please click here.  

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PROGRAM / DISSERTATION TITLE / ADVISOR 

JULY 2013-JUNE 2014

NATHAN ANDERSON

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  Effective Doctoral Education: Interpreting Factors and Outcomes of Success Through a New Framework, Autoethnography, and Quantitative Study of Passion

Advisor: Dr. Chris Ray

Abstract

ELENA ATITSOGBUI

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:   Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivational Factors that Influence Students' Interest to Learn Critical Languages

Advisor: Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

SUE BRUNSBERG

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  A Study about the Level of a Teacher's Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Instructional Practices, and Demographics and Their Effects on Students' Literacy Achievement

Advisor: Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

MALIKA CARTER

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  Study of Assessment Data Usage in Student Affairs-Related Strategic Planning and Student Learning

Advisor: Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

CAROLYN DELORME

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: Decolonizing Instructional Design Through Auto/Ethnography

Advisor: Dr. Claudette Peterson

Abstract

PEDER GJOVIK

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:   Determining Factors That Serve as Barriers to Integrative STEM Methodology Implementation in K-12 Schools

Advisor: Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

ANITA GUST

Ph.D. of Human Development

Dissertation Title:   Impact of a Wellness Coaching Program on Bariatric Surgery Candidates Following Weight Loss

Advisor: Dr. Brad Strand

Abstract

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:   Supporting Transitions of Homeless Youth: Evaluating Residential Program Frameworks, Structure and Educational Collaborations

Advisor: Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

COLLEEN MCDONALD-MORKEN

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: Supporting Transitions of Homeless Youth: Evaluating Residential Program Frameworks, Structure and Educational Collaborations

Advisor: Dr. Chris Ray

Abstract

TWYLA NIELSEN

Ph.D. of Human Development

Dissertation Title: Graduate Counseling Students' Interest in Gerocounseling: A Quantitative Study

Advisor: Dr. Ardith Brunt

Abstract

HIDEFUSA OKAMATSU

Ph.D. of Human Development

Dissertation Title: External Ankle Supports Alter Kinematics and Kinetics During Drop-Jump Landing and Forward-Jump Landing Tasks

Advisor: Dr. Pam Hansen

Abstract

SHERI OKLAND

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:   Moving to the Other Side of the Desk: Learning Experiences of Preservice Teachers as They Transition to Becoming Professional Teachers

Advisor: Dr. Liz Roumell

Abstract

BARBARA SCHMITT

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:   Defining Economic Success as it Pertains to Native American Owned Businesses Located on/or Adjacent to North Dakota Reservations

Advisor: Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

ROB WALSH

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:   Using Learning Modules for Instructor Objectivity in Ethical Quagmires: A Cross-Curricular Study in Academic Debate

Advisor: Dr. Liz Roumell

Abstract

JAMIE WIRTH

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: Perceptions of Secondary Mathematics Teachers Concerning Influences on Pedagogical Practices

Advisor: Dr. Nathan Wood

Abstract

JULY 2012-JUNE 2013

LANE A. AZURE

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: Counting Coup with Western Education in a Contemporary Post-Assimilated Paradigm. A Research Study on American Indian Success

Advisor: Dr. Nathan Wood

Abstract

TODD D. BERTSCH

Ed.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: Teacher Concerns and Perceptions About the Implementation of Professional Learning Communities at the High-School Level

Advisor: Dr. Justin Wageman

Abstract

GREGORY D. CARLSON

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: Determining the Essential Components of State and Institution Dual Credit Program Policy in New Mexico

Advisor: Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

LAURIE K. DAHLEY

Ph.D. of Human Development

Dissertation Title: Structured Life Review and Its Impact on Family Interactions

Advisor: Dr. Greg Sanders

Abstract

ALEXA L. HANSON

Ph.D. of Human Development

Dissertation Title: Osteoporosis Educational Intervention Effects on Knowledge, Beliefs, Self-Efficacy, Dietary Calcium and Vitamin D Intakes

Advisor: Dr. Greg Sanders

Abstract

PAMELA S. KJONAAS

Ed.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: A Descriptive Study of Alternative Schools and Programs in North Dakota

Advisor: Dr. Justin Wageman

Abstract

STACI L. PAUER

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: The Use of Non-Cognitive Constructs to Predict Success of First-Year Students in a College of Business

Advisor: Dr. Claudette Peterson

Abstract

ANTHONY RANDLES

Ph.D. of Human Development

Dissertation Title: The Association Between the Consumer Nutrition Environments and Free and Reduced School Lunch Rates

Advisor: Dr. Gary Liguori

Abstract

GLENDA REEMST

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: Emotional Intelligence Levels in Baccalaureate-Prepared Early Career Registered Nurses

Advisor: Dr. Chris Ray

Abstract

BRUCE SCHUMACHER

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: Lives at Risk: High School Dropouts in the Northern Plains Region

Advisor: Dr. Ron Stammen

Abstract

JANE STROMMEN

Ph.D. of Human Development

Dissertation Title: Changing Rural Communities: An Exploration of Older Adults' Experiences

Advisor: Dr. Greg Sanders

Abstract


JULY 2011-JUNE 2012

KATHERINE ANN-SMITH BERTOLINI

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: The Starfish Project: A Mixed-Methods Study of Student Achievement and Teacher Efficacy Following Sustained Professional Development Mentorship Training

Advisors: Dr. Kathy Enger and Dr. Nathan Wood

Abstract

KEVIN ANDERSON

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: Participation and Children with Physical Disabilities: A Program Evaluation of a Physical Activity Curriculum for Children with Physical Disabilities in the Fargo Moorhead Area

Advisors: Dr. Kathy Enger and Dr. Nathan Wood

Abstract

SUSAN BORNSEN

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  Motivational and Adaptational Factors of Successful Women Engineers.

Advisor: Dr. Ronald Stammen

Abstract

DOUG DARLING

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: Administrative Evaluation of Online Faculty in Community Colleges.

Advisor: Dr. Ronald Stammen 

Abstract

CARLA GROSS

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: Development of an Instrument to Measure Collaborative Competencies in Interprofessional Health Care Education

Advisor: Dr. Nathan Wood

Abstract

RALPH KARL

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  The Association between Factors Affecting Enrollment Decisions in Manufacturing Occupational Clusters in Two-Year Colleges

Advisor: Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

JUDITH KONERZA

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:   The Effectiveness of Parental Involvement in Preschool Education Programs on Parent Perceptions of their Child’s School Readiness

Advisor: Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

MARVIN LENOUE

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: Educational Social Software: The Use of Social Network Sites for Teaching and Learning

Advisor: Dr. Ron Stammen

Abstract

BARBARA LONBAKEN

Ph.D. of Human Development

Dissertation Title: The Impact of Alcohol Consumption on Student Retention and Lifestyle Behaviors

Advisor: Dr. Gary Liguori

Abstract

VALERIE VANYO RITLAND

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: Multiage Instruction: An Outdated Strategic or a Timeless Best Practice? A Delphi Study

Advisor: Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

JOHN MICHAEL SCHUNA, JR.

Ph.D. of Human Development

Dissertation Title: Effects of Nutrition Education and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption on Knowledge of Antioxidants and Biomarkers of Inflammations and Chronic Disease

Advisor: Dr. Gary Liguori

Abstract

JANELLE LYNN STAHL LADBURY

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: School Counseling Supervision: A Qualitative Summary from the Perspective of School Counseling Site-Supervisors

Advisor: Dr. Brenda Hall

Abstract

MEREDITH WAGNER

Ph.D. of Human Development

Dissertation Title: Effects of Nutrition Education and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption on Knowledge of Antioxidants and Biomarkers of Inflammations and Chronic Disease

Advisor: Dr. Yeong Rhee

Abstract


JULY 2010-JUNE 2011

LARRY ANENSON

Ph.D. of Human Development, Wellness

Dissertation Title:  Utilizing E-Health Messages to Improve Employee Health and Wellness

Advisor: Dr. Ardith Brunt 

Abstract

VAL ANDERSON

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  Defining the EdD and the PhD in Education: A Delphi Study

Advisor:  Dr. Nathan Wood

Abstract

JAMES BOE

Ph.D. of Education:  Institutional Analysis and Occupational and Adult Education

Dissertation Title:  Strategies for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in Technology Education

Advisor: Dr. Myron Eighmy 

Abstract

RACHEL DAIGLE

Ph.D. of Human Development, Counselor Education

Dissertation Title:  Person-Centered Academicians' Perceptions of Intuition in Counselor and Psychotherapist Education and Practice               

Advisor: Dr. Wade Hannon

Abstract

JENNIFER DEJONG

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  The Impact of Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation, Employment Status, Parity, and Other Social-Ecological Factors on Lactation Duration for New Mothers in Upstate New York 

 Advisor: Dr. Kathy Enger 

Abstract

LYNETTE JO FLAGE

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  Building Sense of Community in Rural North Dakota Towns: Opportunities for Community Education 

Advisor: Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

DEBRA FOLLMAN

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Practices to Increase the Academic Achievement of Economically Disadvantaged Rural Students in High Poverty Schools 

Advisor: Dr. Ronald Stammen 

Abstract

KARA GANGE

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  The Current Status and Future Direction of Post-Professional Graduate Athletic Training Education: A Delphi Study

Advisor: Dr. Myron Eighmy 

Abstract

HEATHER GOLLY

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  A Descriptive Study of Athletic Training Education Programs Based on Findings on CAATE Standard H and Program Evaluations

Advisor:  Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

NICOLE GRAVES

Ph.D. of Human Development, Gerontology

Dissertation Title:  Re-Partnering in Later Life: A Qualitative Study of "Young-Old" Remarriage                  

Advisor: Dr. Gregory Sanders 

Abstract

KENNETH MASUNGU

Ed.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  A Delphi Survey Process on a Decentralized Educational System in Southern Sudan

Advisor:  Dr. Ronald Stammen

Abstract

WILLIAM METCALFE

Ph.D. of Human Development, Gerontology

Dissertation Title:  The Experience of Older Foster Parents                         

 Advisor:  Dr. Gregory Sanders

Abstract

ERIN MOWERS

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  Teacher Burnout in North Dakota                        

Advisor: Dr. Ronald Stammen

Abstract

SARAH NIELSEN

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  A Mixed-Methods Study Examining the Effectiveness of Psychosocial Occupational Therapy Preparation for Therapists Working with Children in Schools

Advisor:  Dr. Kathy Enger

Abstract

BRANDI NIEMEIER

Ph.D. in Human Development, Wellness

Dissertation Title:  Weight-Related Health Behaviors and Body Mass: Associations Between Young Adults and Their Parents, Moderated by Parenting Styles                 

Advisor:  Dr. Joel Hektner

Abstract

MANJUSHA SARASWMATHIAMMA

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  Understanding the Leaky Engineering Pipeline: Motivation and Job Adaptability of Female Engineers                        

Advisor:  Dr. Kathy Enger

Abstract

CARRIE STARK

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: The Relationship Among Workload, Job Satisfaction, and Burnout of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals from Six Land-Grant Universities

Advisor:  Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

LORI THOMPSON

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: Data Mining for Higher Education Advancement: A Study of Eight North American Colleges and Universities 

Advisor:  Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

BERNADETTE TIAPO

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  Assessing Minority Students’ Perceptions and Attrition at a Predominantly White Institution

Advisor:  Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

 JULY 2009-JUNE 2010

MICHELLE BEACH

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  Kindergarten Teachers' Perceptions of Factors Related to Academic Achievement for Rural Children Living in Poverty        

Advisor:  Dr. Ronald Stammen

Abstract

NANDITA BEZBARUAH

Ph.D. of Human Development, Wellness

Dissertation Title:  Impact of Using Cartoon Characters to Market Fruits and Vegetables to Parents and Children        

Advisor:  Dr. Ardith Brunt

Abstract

JEREMY CARNEY

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  Social Work Education in Dual Relationships: An Analysis of Undergraduate Knowledge of Ethical Relationships  

Advisor:  Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

BARBARA CHROMY

Ph.D. of Human Development, Gerontology

Gambling Among Older Adults Perspectives of Behavior, Attitudes and Public Policy 

Advisor:  Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald

Abstract

TOM EBERLE

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  Northwest Evaluation Association RIT Scale Compared with the North Dakota State Assessment for High School Students

Advisor:  Dr. Ronald Stammen

Abstract

LISA HANSON KARCH

Ph.D. of Human Development, Counselor Education

Dissertation Title:  Minnesota School Principals' Perceptions of Behavior, Attitudes and Public Policy    

 Advisor:  Dr. Brenda Hall

Abstract

KRISTEN HETLAND

Ph.D., of Human Development, Counselor Education

Dissertation Title:  Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Faculty and Program: A Status Report of PETE Programs Within the Central District Region  

Advisor:  Dr. Bradford Strand

Abstract

CONNIE HOVENDICK

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:   Retention of Special Education Teachers in North Dakota    

Advisor:  Dr. Kathy Enger

Abstract

JEREMIAH MOEN

Ph.D. of Human Development, Wellness

Dissertation Title:  An Examination of the Physical Activity Associated with Deer Hunting in North Dakota    

Advisor: Dr. Bryan Christensen

Abstract

LAURA OSTER-AALAND

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  The Impact of an On-line Educational Video and a Medical Amnesty Policy on College Students' Intentions to Seek Help in the Presence of Alcohol Poisoning Symptoms

Advisor:  Dr. Myron Eighty

Abstract

MICHAEL SIGGERUD

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  The Role of Recruiters in a Time of Fewer Applications for Public School Superintendencys in Minnesota    

 Advisor:  Dr. Ronald Stammen

Abstract

JOSEPH SYKORA

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  A Policy Analysis Perspective of the Teacher Compensation Plan in North Dakota    

Advisor:  Dr. Ronald Stammen

Abstract

JULY 2008-JUNE 2009

JAY ALBRECHT

Ph.D. of Human Development, Wellness

Dissertation Title:  A Determination of Basic First Aid Qualifications and Knowledge Among Youth Sport Coaches in Organized Sport 

 Advisor:  Dr. Bradford Strand

Abstract

CHARLES DRAKE

Ph.D. of Human Development, Counselor Education

Dissertation Title:  An Investigation into the Attitude of Those in the Field of Addiction Treatment Toward the Adoption of Evidence-Based Practices    

Advisor:  Dr. Wade Hannon

Abstract

JAMES EGEBERG

Ph.D. of Human Development, Wellness

Dissertation Title:  Wellness Promotion on the Campuses of Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges and Universities  

Advisor:  Dr. Bradford Strand

Abstract

CHARLES FOUNTAINE

Ph.D. of Human Development, Wellness

Dissertation Title:  The Association Between Physical Activity and Screen Time in College Students

Advisor:  Dr. Gary Liguori

Abstract

WILLIAM FRAZIER

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  A Study of Themed Residential Learning Communities at a Midwest Four-Year University: North Dakota State University    

Advisor:  Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

NICOLE GERMAN

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  Assessment of Critical Thinking Skills Among Undergraduate Athletic Training Students    

Advisor:  Dr. Ronald Stammen

Abstract

DONNA GUTSCHMIDT

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  Advisor Retention Issues of a Post-Secondary Student Organization: Delta Epsilon Chi    

Advisor: Dr. Ronald Stammen

Abstract

DAWN HAMMERSCHMIDT

Ph.D. of Human Development, Wellness

Dissertation Title:  The Prevalence of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Certified Members of the National Athletic Trainers' Association

Advisor:  Dr. Donna Terbizan

Abstract

DEBRA HANSON

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title:  The Professional Identity of Occupational Therapist:  Construction, Enactment and Valued Supports    

Advisor:  Dr. Kathy Enger

Abstract

SIO-WA HO

Ph.D. of Human Development, Gerontology

Dissertation Title:  Perspectives of End-of-Life Decision-Making Among Older Chinese

Advisor:  Dr. Gregory Sanders

Abstract

CARMELITA LAMB

Ph.D. of Human Development, Counselor Education

Dissertation Title:  Cohort Model Learning Communities: The Tribal College Perspective of Best Practices in Teacher Education

Advisor:  Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

ANDREA LAVERDURE

Ph.D. of Human Development, Counselor Education

Dissertation Title:  Characteristics of Successful First Nations College Students: A Mixed Methods Study

Advisor:  Dr. Robert Nielsen

Abstract

N. AGNES NGALE LYONGA

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: Culture and Food Safety Awareness: A Study of International College Students' Need for Food Safety Training in the U.S.

Advisor:  Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract

KIRSTEN MINNERATH

Ph.D. of Human Development, Wellness

Dissertation Title:  Nutrition Education: An Analysis of the Effects of a Multi-Level, School-Based Intervention on Elementary School Children

Advisor:  Dr. Ardith Brunt

Abstract

KIM OVERTON

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: The Impact Student Teachers Have on a Cooperating Teacher's Teaching Practices  

Advisor:  Dr. Ronald Stammen

Abstract

NELS PETERSON

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: A Mixed Methods Study of Positional Leadership of North Dakota 4-H Ambassador and State FFA Officer Alumni 

Advisor: Dr. Mark Schmidt

Abstract

MARY DONOHUE STETZ

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: Parental Choice in Non-Traditional Public Schools  

Advisor:  Dr. Ronald Stammen

Abstract

CINDY ZAHN

Ph.D. of Education

Dissertation Title: A Study of Academically At-Risk Freshmen and Sophomores in Four-Year Institutions in the Upper Midwest 

Advisor:  Dr. Myron Eighmy

Abstract


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