Completed Dissertations

Please see below the titles of the 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
    UWG Cohort 5
      • 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
    Cohort 4
      • 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
    Cohort 3
      • 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
    Cohort 2
    • 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
    Cohort 1
    • 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