Congratulations to Our 2012 Dissertation and Thesis Award Winners

Dean Jerry Thomas and Dr. Courtney Bauer

Above: Dean Jerry Thomas presents the 2012 Dissertation Award to
Dr. Courtney Bauer at the Dissertation and Thesis Award Reception
at Matthews Hall on May 1, 2012.

The College of Education 2012 Dissertation Award winner is Dr. Courtney Bauer for her dissertation titled: Critical Literacy Practices, Social Action Projects, and the Reader Who Struggles in School. Dr. Carol Wickstrom, Associate Professor of Teacher Education & Administration, served as the major professor and committee members included Dr. Mariela Nunez-Janes, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Leslie Patterson, Professor of Teacher Education & Administration and Dr. Nancy Anderson, Professor of Reading, Texas Woman’s University.

The College of Education 2012 Thesis Award winner is Harsh Buddhadev, for his thesis titled: Mechanisms Affecting Bench Press Throw Performance While Using a Counter- Balanced Smith Machine. Dr. Jakob Vingren, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Health Promotion & Recreation, served as the major professor and committee members included Dr. David Hill, Professor of Kinesiology, Health Promotion & Recreation, Dr. Simon Driver, former Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Health Promotion & Recreation and Dr. Noreen Goggin, former Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Health Promotion & Recreation.

An Honorable Mention for 2012 was granted to Dr. Dennis Lin for his dissertation titled: Contemporary Research on Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) Modalities: A Meta-Analytic Review of Controlled Outcome Studies. Dr. Sue Bratton, Professor of Counseling and Higher Education, served as the major professor and committee members included Dr. Dee Ray, Associate Professor of Counseling and Higher Education and Dr. Jan Holden, Professor & Chair, Counseling and Higher Education.

An Honorable Mention for 2012 was granted to Dr. Suzanne St. Clair, for her dissertation titled: Missing Data Treatments at the Second Level of Hierarchical Linear Models. Dr. Robin Henson, Professor of Educational Psychology, served as the major professor and committee members included Dr. Robert Pavur, Professor of Information Technology & Decision Sciences, Dr. Endia Lindo, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and Dr. Kyle Roberts former Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology.

Congratulations to the winners, major professors and committee members!