Professional Counseling and Supervision Dissertations

Please see below the titles of evaluation studies completed by Ed.D. students in fulfillment of the dissertation requirement.  The professional practice dissertation requires candidates to evaluate a program being delivered in their work settings.


Cohort 5  (2013)

Brown Davis, Delawna  (2015)  Career Cruising Matchmaker:  An Evaluation of a Middle School Career Counseling Program                 Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia

Cook, Jacqueline  (2016)  An Evaluation of a Mentoring Program for At-Risk Girls at a Middle School located in Northwest Georgia         Advisor:  Dr. Julia Chibbaro

Ruff, Sarah Elizabeth   (2015)  Giving Them a Voice:  An Evaluation of the Military Youth Advisory Council in Georgia                            Advisor:  Dr. Mark Parrish  

Temple, Michell Lynette  (2015)    From Process to Outcomes:  An Evaluation of a University's Student Affairs Cultural Program            Advisor:  Dr. Mark Parrish


Cohort 4  (2012)

Bailey, Jetaun   (2014)  Mentoring African-American Males from a Culturally-Adapted Approach to Reduce Disciplinary Patterns and Practices  Advisor:  Dr. Susan Boes

Bass, Erin  (2014)  The Peer Mentoring Program and Student Performance  Advisor:  Dr. Julia Chibbaro

Jones, Della  (2014)  Evaluation of a Cross-Age Peer Tutoring Mathematics Program  Advisor:  Dr. Mark Parrish

Gonder, Tyrone  (2014)  A Flexible Learning Program for Mathematics Intervention in a Title 1 Elementary School:  A Program Evaluation  Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia


Cohort 3  (2011)

Davison, Katonya  (2013)  The FOCUS Afterschool Program:  An Evaluation of Participants' Reading and Math Achievement Scores, Discipline Referrals and Attendance
Advisor:  Dr. Rebecca Stanard

Lanier, Larke  (2013)  Effects of Cross-Age Tutoring in Reading with At-Risk First and Second-Grade Students
Advisor:  Dr. Mark Parrish

McDermott, Carolyn (2013)   Amigos:  An Evaluation of a Cross-Age Mentoring Program for Elementary English Language
Advisor:  Dr. Susan Boes

Peek, Sarah, D.  (2013)  Positive Behavior Supports and its Effects on Student Behavior:  A Program Evaluation
Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia

Revere, Dawn E.  (2013)  The Effectiveness of Education 2020 in Comparison to the Traditional Classroom Setting
Advisor:  Dr. Julia Chibbaro

Sargent, Wes  (2013)  Developmental Career Counseling in Higher Education:  A Program Evaluation Study
Advisor:  Dr. Rebecca Stanard

Sosa, Sandra  (2013)  Evaluation of Good-Touch/Bad-Touch Program:  A Comprehensive Child Abuse Curriculum with a Focus on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
Advisor:  Dr. Julia Chibbaro


Cohort 2  (2010)

Boisjolie, Stephanie   (2012)  A Collaborative Program to Improve School Attendance Among At-Risk Students:  A Program Evaluation      
Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia

Entrekin, Hayley   (2012)  The Matrix Program:  An Evaluation of a Stimulant Specific Substance Abuse Program      
Advisor:  Dr. Rebecca Stanard

Fincher, Linda   (2012)  The Effect of A/B Scheduling Through Interventions on Achievement:  A Program Evaluation    
Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia

Hill, Jean  (2012)   Partial Implementation of Steps to Respect:  Evaluation of Program Components to Prevent Elementary-Aged Bullying     
Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia

Schmitt, Susan   (2012)  Participation in the Head Sprout Reading Comprehension Program and Differences in Reading Ability of At-Risk Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Students:  A Program Evaluation                 
Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia

Williams, Donjanea   (2012)  Pre-Service Professional Practice and Employability:  A Career Services Program Evaluation Study    
Advisor:  Dr. Rebecca Stanard


Cohort 1  (2009) 

Hartline, Julie  (2011)  Training School Counselors to Close the Achievement GAP   
Advisor: Dr. Debra Cobia

Nguyen, Helen  (2011)  Students in the Middle:  The Influence of Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) on Middle and High School Students' Academic Achievement and Academic Decision Making    
Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia

Richardson, Julia  (2011)  Promoting Developmental Assets among High School Freshmen:  The Link Crew Program      
Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia

Ruddell, Mandy  (2011)  Love & Logic:  Influence on Teacher Student Relationships and Classroom Climate  
Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia