phd presentation

Eighteen of the University of Washington College of Education's doctoral students will discuss their research projects on May 8, with topics including teacher preparation, meeting the needs of students with emotional and behavioral issues, and how refugee parents navigate the special education system.

The Research and Inquiry Presentations, a major milestone in each Ph.D. candidate's studies at the College of Education, will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Miller Hall Room 212 and noon to 2 p.m. in Room 411. Presentations are open to the public.

This quarter's presentations are:

  • 8 a.m. — "Teacher and Classroom Factors as Predictors of Student Engagement in Elementary Classrooms," Elizabeth Hubert, Room 212
  • 8:30 a.m. — "Effects of Coaching on the Fidelity of Parent Implementation of Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT)" Ashley Penney, Room 212
  • 9 a.m. — "The Ecology of SE Asian, Immigrant, ELL Youth's Post-Secondary Decision-Making Process," Tram Dang, Room 212
  • 9:30 a.m. — "Changing Course: Adjusting Schedules and Instructional Strategies to Meet the Needs of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities," Thomas Grant, Room 212
  • 10:30 a.m. — "'How My Whiteness Matters': Power, Subjectivity, and Whiteness in the Classroom," Julia Daniels, Room 212
  • 11 a.m. — "Speaking about Education Reform: Constructing Failure to Legitimate Entrepreneurial Reforms of Teacher Preparation," Jesslyn Hollar, Room 212
  • 11:30 a.m. — "Spectrum is spelled wrong in Autism Spectrum Disorder," Katherine Bateman, Room 212
  • Noon — "Parent Perceptions of Membership, Relationships, and Skill Acquisition: Investigating the social validity of inclusive outcomes," Michael Gutierrez, Room 212
  • Noon — "At the Intersection of Isolationism, Internationalism, and Loyalty — U.S. Colleges and Universities Go Abroad: The American University Union in Europe, 1917-1919," Lani Phillips, Room 411
  • 12:30 p.m. — "Transformative Pedagogy: An Early Childhood Case Study," Emily Affolter, Room 212
  • 12:30 p.m. — "Bleeding Together Heart, Mind and Body Through Role Play," Gabriel De Los Angeles, Room 411
  • 1 p.m. — "The Impact of Social Emotional Learning on Classroom Climate in Elementary School Classrooms," Logan Favia, Room 212
  • 1 p.m. — "Exploring Resistance to the Special Education Referral Process From the Perspective of Somali Refugee Liaisons," Alicia Romero, Room 411
  • 1:30 p.m. — "Making Visible the Dynamics of Teacher Decision-Making: Viewing the Multidimensional Phenomena through Cultural-Historical Activity Theory Lens," Sajida Rehman, Room 212
  • 1:30 p.m. — "A Pedagogy of Early Childhood Teacher Preparation: Online Video Reflection Groups," Miriam Packard, Room 411
  • 2 p.m. — "A Closed Mouth Don't Get No Food: How a Black, Muslim, African Immigrant Mother Living in Poverty Navigates the Special Education System," Natalie White, Room 212
  • 3:30 p.m. — "Increasing Scientific Capacities in the South: An Analysis of the Expansion of Ph.D. Fellowships in Chile from an Equity  Perspective," Roxana Chiappa Baros, Room 212
  • 4 p.m. — "Better Relationships, Better Student Behavior: Evaluating EMR in a High School Setting," Jay Martini, Room 212

Research and Inquiry Presentations immerse students in issues of content and method directly pertinent to their chosen specializations, provide practical experience in the use of methods and the application of content learned in coursework, and afford an opportunity for students to present research to a professional audience and to stimulate discussion about important matters impacting education research and practice.


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