Fifty-three doctoral candidates from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School took part in graduation ceremonies in the academic year 2008-09. Listed below are the new Ph.D.s and their dissertation titles.
Raia Gortcheva "Facilitating and Working with Client Affect in Psychotherapy: The Effect of Client Experience of Emotion on Session Process and Outcome"
Emily Campos "Examination of an Offense Pathway Model as a Classification Tool for Child Victim Sex Offenders"
Jeffrey Ellens "The Effects of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Parenting Stress on Psychological Distress in Children"
Ashley Greenwell "An Examination of Cultural Issues that Impact Recovery in Latino Trauma Survivors"
Jessica Little "Collaborative Assessment, Supportive Psychotherapy or Treatment as Usual: an Analysis of Ultra-Briet Individualized Intervention for Psychiatric Inpatients"
Lisa Nowinski "Collaborative Neuropsychological Assessment with Children and Adolescents: Exploring Alliance and Satisfaction Within a Collaborative Model"
Mary Skokut "Educational Resilience Among English Language Learners: Examining Factors Associated with High School Completion and Post-Secondary School Attendance"
Child and Adolescent Development
Angela Blaver "Mathematics Achievement of Latino Youth"
Wei-Wen Chen "The relationship between Taiwanese Parental Influence and Academic Achievement: The Effects of Studentsí Academic Beliefs and Filial Piety"
Roxanne Moschetti "Understanding the Experiences of Community College Freshman Who Are First Generation College Students"
Artemis Savarnejad "Socialization for Peer Competence: A Cultural Study of Iranian Immigrant Mothers and Their Preschool Children"
Theron Tanner "Promoting Early Literacy Through Teacher-Student Interactions"
Cultural Perspectives and Comparative Education
Vichet Chhuon "How School Structures Influence Ethnic and Panethnic Identity in Cambodian High School Youth"
Stephanie Drake "Itís All About the Children: An Ethnographic Study of the First 5 Children and Families Commission of California"
Jesse Gillespie "Making Troublemakers: Interactional Trouble and the Negotiation of Moral Persoonhood in a Kindergarten Class"
Melissa Kwon "The Impact of the Model Minority Stereotype on Asian American College Student Leadership Involvement"
Ya-Hui Luo "Use of Storybook Reading in a Family Literary Program: Socializing Parents to Mainstream Family Literary Practice and Promoting Parentsí English Proficiency"
Nada Rayyes "Student Sense of Belonging in the Context of Small Learning Communities"
Kathleen Stiles "Navigating Learning in Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon"
Eva Yee Wah Wong "Forming Incipient Hybrid Identities: The Voices of Female International Graduate Students"
Margarita Wulftange "Small and Mighty: Language Ideologies of Student Teachers over the Course of a Teacher Preparation Year"
Educational Leadership and Organizations
Brenda Arellano "Parent Involvement and Academic Achievement Among Language Minority Students in Elementary School Using Structural Equation Modeling"
Joseph Bishop "Does Leadership Motivation Predict the Leadership Component of Emotional Intelligence for College Student Leaders?"
Jacqueline Dolar "Special Education Teachers', General Education Teachersí, and Principalsí Perceptions of Needs for Administrative Support"
Maria Mahoney "Re-examining Alcohol Use among Intercollegiate Athletes from a Strengths-Based Perspective: The Case Study of an Athletics Program"
Joy Pedersen "The Effect of Service Learning in Higher Education on Studentsí Motivation to be Civically Engaged"
Arthur Sanford "Community College Department Chairs: Role Conflict in the Conduct of Faculty Evaluations"
Hak Tam "How and to What Extent Does Entrepreneurship Education Make Students More Entrepreneurial? A California Case of the Technology Management Program"
Pedro Paz "Development of a Valid and Reliable Survey Instrument to Assess Teacher Practice as a Function of Technology Support & Training"
Loan Tran "Investigating Group Differences in the Educational Achievement Gap in Early Elementary School: A Multilevel Structural Equation Model Analysis"
Special Education, Disabilities, and Risk Studies
Carola Matera "Effects of Writing Instruction for Head Start English Learners at Risk of Reading Difficulties"
Teaching and Learning
Monica Bulger "Online Literacy and the Trouble with Information"
Teri Chavkin "Where Writing and Autism Intersect: A Study of Literate Practices in High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome"
Timothy Dewar "Tradition and Innovation in Writing Assessment: A Comparison of Scaled-Scoring & Forced-Choice Scoring"
Cynthia Garcia "The Relationship of Team Learning and Teacher Learning Through Collaboration and Their Effects on Teacher Behaviors"
Sarah Hochstetler "Secondary English Teacher Preparation in Writing Instruction: A Study of California Teacher Education Programs, 1955-2005"
Renae Martinez "Self-Efficacy in the Teaching of Writing: Elementary Teachers Participating in the IIMPaC Program"
Robert Montgomery "Californiaís Content Standards in Literature: World-Class or Pseudo-Literate?"
Joseph Reiken "Coming to Understand Slope and the Cartesian Connection: An Investigation of Student Thinking"
Cissy Ross "Interdisciplinary Challenges of Writing in Environmental Studies"
Makiko Tanaka "Native and Non-Native Teachers Working Collaboratively: How Perceptions and Roles Affect Teacher Discourse in Japanese Elementary School English Language Classrooms"
Ed.D.– Joint Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership
Amy Beausoleil "Understanding Heritage and Ethnic Identity Development through Study Abroad: The Case of South Korea"
Michele Body "Academic Qualifications, Faculty Development, and Self-Efficacy of New Community College Faculty "
Paul Collier "The Impact of Literacy Coach on Teacher Fidelity and Students with Learning Disabilities Reading Achievement "
Terry Dworaczyk "An Exploration of an Inner-City School Restructuring: Resource Allocation, Classroom Practices, and Student Achievement"
Victoria Kelly "A Comparative Case Study of the Influence of District Superintendents in the Establishment of Organizational Learning "
Robert Parisi "An Exploratory Study of Financial Aid Packaging Practices within the California Community Colleges"
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