Watson Chronicle



Congratulations to 2017 Graduates

Monday, June 12, 2017

EDD Graduates

In May, 249 students earned degrees from the Watson College of Education, including 127 enrolled in graduate-level programs. Faculty, graduates and their families celebrated at a reception in the atrium of the Education building before the official commencement ceremonies in Trask Coliseum on May 5.

Earlier in the week, a reception was held at the Watson College to honor WCE’s 12 new Ed.D. graduates:

Susan Margaret Baxter
Dissertation title: The Role of Self-Efficacy in Transfer: A Study of North Carolina Community College Students
Committee: Kevin McClure (chair), Andrew Mauk and Andrew Ryder

Priscilla Ann Causey-Pope
Dissertation title: Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Rural North Carolina Childcare Facilities
Committee: William Sterrett (chair), Edward Caropreso and William Holmes

Christina Anne Kassab Digaudio
Dissertation title: The Mobility of Middle Grades Principals in North Carolina
Committee: William Holmes and Kathleen Roney (co-chairs) and Michele Parker

Jacob Michael Eubank
Dissertation title: The Effects of Informal Recreation Participation on the College Student Experience
Committee: James DeVita (chair), Kevin McClure and Michael Walker

Karen Caton Granger
Dissertation title: Education Faculty Backgrounds and Attitudes Toward Gifted Education Preparation in Southeastern North Carolina
Committee: Michele Parker (chair), Angelia Reid-Griffin and Angela McDonald

Kara M. Inman
Dissertation title: Stress Experiences of U.S. Education Abroad Participations in the United Kingdom
Committee: Kevin McClure (chair), Andrew Ryder and Brian Victor

Jonathan Deems Kapell
Dissertation title: Understanding 4-Year to 4-Year Transfer Students’ Institutional Change and Experiences: A Qualitative Case Study
Committee: Amy Garrett Dikkers (chair), Andrew Mauk and Kevin McClure

Anthony S. Martin
Dissertation title: A Case Study: Achieving and Maintaining Positive Superintendent-School Board Relationships
Committee: Marsha Carr and William Holmes (co-chairs) and Donyell Roseboro

Mary Ellen Naylor
Dissertation title: Dental Hygiene Education Outcomes in Associate and Baccalaureate Programs: Implications for Dental Hygiene Education in North Carolina
Committee: Andrew Ryder (chair), Susan Catapano and Kevin McClure

April Morey Query
Dissertation title: Constructing Financial Aid Knowledge: How American Indian Students in North Carolina Understand the Financial Aid Process and Pay for Postsecondary Education
Committee: Kevin McClure (chair), Amy Garrett Dikkers and Andrew Ryder

Megan Mae Olmstead Riley
Dissertation title: Influence of School Administrator Support on Special Educator Retention: A Sequential Explanatory Design
Committee: Marsha Carr and William Holmes (co-chairs) and Donyell Roseboro

Tonya Hill Waddell
Dissertation title: “It All Comes Down to Communicating with the Teachers”: A Narrative Case Study of Middle School Principals’ Leader Language
Committee: William Holmes and Donyell Roseboro (co-chairs) and Brad Walker

Please join us in congratulating all of our outstanding 2017 graduates!

Visit the “Our College Community” section of the Watson Chronicle to view photos from WCE’s spring 2017 graduation celebration events.