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Fourteen University of Washington College of Education doctoral students will present their research projects on May 12, with topics including ambitious science instruction in kindergarten, the principal pipeline, measuring afterschool program quality and states’ teacher preparation policies under ESSA.

The Research and Inquiry Presentations will take place from 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. in the Communications Building Room 326. These presentations are a major milestone in the studies of each PhD candidate at the College of Education.

This quarter’s presentations are:

  • 8:00 a.m. — “ABA and Employment: The Use of Evidence Based Practice to Improve the Quality of Work of an Adult with Autism,” Abbey Lawrence
  • 8:30 a.m. — “Development in high school science teachers’ pedagogical frames for scientific modeling: A three year longitudinal study in a professional learning community,” Soo-Yean Shim
  • 9:00 a.m. — “Ambitious Science in the Kindergarten classroom: Apredemos Juntos,” Michelle Salgado
  • 9:30 a.m. — “Leading complex change for equitable principal quality: A study of district principal pipeline leadership,” Emily Donaldson
  • 10:30 a.m. — “Concept and Algorithm: Students’ Understanding of Dimensional Analysis in Chemistry,” Heena Lakhani
  • 11:00 a.m. — “The Effect of Inpatient Hospitalization on Adolescent Academic Adjustment,” Kelly Ann Gutierrez
  • 11:30 a.m. — “Fostering Racial Identity in African American Female Adolescents Using a Culturally-Responsive Curriculum,” Alexa Matlack
  • 12:00 p.m. — ”Defining Quality: Measuring the Quality of Afterschool Programs & Preliminary Evidence for Two Measurement Tools,” Katherine Petty
  • 12:30 p.m. — ”Investigating How Technology & Digital Media Mediates Preservice Teachers’ Learning Trajectories,” Jenny Gawronski
  • 1:30 p.m. — “The Discourse of Writing Conferences: How teacher talk mediates opportunities for student learning through positioning and practice,” Erin Bird
  • 2:00 p.m. — “Theorizing the Contributions of Embodied Memory to Alienation and Justice in Academia,” Caitlin Wubbena
  • 2:30 p.m. — “‘I have Gained New Perspectives’: Alice Salomon's View From Exile on Young Women's Education in Wilhelmine Germany,” Katja Koehnlein
  • 3:30 p.m. — “Historical Consciousness and Decolonizing for Filipinx American Undergraduates,” Dalya Perez
  • 4:00 p.m. — “A Comparative Case Study of Teacher Preparation Policies Under ESSA in Selected States,” Weija Wang

Research and Inquiry Presentations engage students through topics of method and content that are relevant to their selected specializations, result in experience using methods and content learned in coursework, and present an opportunity for students to display research to a professional audience and to instigate discussion about pertinent matters impacting education practice and research.


Dustin Wunderlich, Director of Marketing and Communications