Dissertations

2017

Ju Huang (University of Windsor, 2011) "A Narrative Inquiry into Chinese Pre-Service Teacher Education and Induction in Southwest China through Cross-Cultural Teacher Development." Supervisor: Dr. Shijing Xu.

Nina Lee (Brock University, 2010) "Teaching Learners of English as an Additional Language: Re-Concenptualizing Mainstrem Teacher Preparedness in the Growing Linguistic Mosaic of Ontario." Supervisor: Dr. Chunlei Lu.

Barbara Pollard (University of Windsor, 2011) "Exploring the Facilitation of Critical Consciousness with Preservice Teachers." Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Greig.

Joanne Reid (Brock University, 2008) "The Experience of Being a Collaborative Writer." Supervisor: Dr. Susan Drake.

Monique Somma (Brock University, 2013) "Special Educators' Experiences of Change Through Inclusive Education: The Development of the Inclusion Continuum of Change." Supervisor: Dr. Sheila Bennett.

2016

Danielle Beckett (Brock University, 2008) "The Untried Path: Exemplary School Teachers' Understanding of and Experience with Classroom Assessment." Supervisor: Dr. Susan Drake.

Po-Ling Bork (Brock University 2010) "Augmented Video Self-Modeling as an Intervention Technique for Young Children with Selective Mutism: An Explanatory Sequential Study." Supervisor: Dr. Sheila Bennett.

Carol Carruthers (University of Windsor, 2013) "How the Affordance Provided by a Technology-enhanced Learning Intervention can Impact the Self-awareness and Self-regulation of Community College Foundational Mathematics Students." Supervisor: Dr. Dragana Martinovic.

Kara Delicata (University of Windsor, 2011) "Gender, Ableism, and Schooling: Exploring the Experiences of Women with Physical Disabilities and Women with Learning Challenges in a Post Secondary Context." Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Greig.

Patricia Hopper (University of Windsor, 2008) "Podium Discourse: Verbal Communication in Secondary School Band Programs." Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Bayley.

Blessing Igbokwe (University of Windsor, 2009) "Environmental Literacy Assessment - Assessing the Strength of an Environmental Education Program (Eco Schools) in Ontario Secondary Schools for Environmental Literacy Acquisition." Supervisor: Dr. Geri Salinitri.

Cynthia Parr (Brock University, 2010) "Facilitating an Educational Development Initiative Focused on Reading Comprehension Instruction: Exploring University Professors' Experiences and Beliefs." Supervisor: Dr. Vera Woloshyn.

Andrea Prier (University of Windsor, 2011) "From Exceptional to Expelled: Exploring the Psychological Types of Exceptionally Bright but Academically 'At-Risk' University Learners." Supervisor: Dr. Geri Salinitri.

Tracy Shields (Lakehead University, 2012) "Cross-cultural Organizations and the Empowerment of first Nations Learners." Supervisor: Dr. Wayne Melville.

Adam Stibbards (Lakehead University, 2009) "Embodied Transformation: Tapping into the Nature of Emergent Learning." Supervisor: Dr. Tom Puk.

David Thompson (University of Windsor, 2011) "Complexity Theory and Interprofessional Education in Health." Supervisor: Dr. Darren Stanley. 

2015

Atinuke Adeyemi (University of Windsor, 2011) "Investigating and Overcoming Mathematics Anxiety in In-Service Elementary School Teachers." Supervisor: Dr. Dragana Martinovic.

Peter Bates (University of Windsor, 2010) "Navigating Curricular Change in the Visual Arts in Ontario." Supervisor: Dr. Terry Sefton.

James Borland (University of Windsor, 2009) "An Historical Geography of Ontario School-Board-Operated Outdoor Education Centres." Supervisor: Dr. Larry Glassford. 

Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio (Lakehead University, 2009) "What Guides us Here? Exploring community health nurses' experiences of moral distress." Supervisor: Dr. Sonja Grover.

Rahul Kumar (Brock University, 2004) "University Faculty Members' Understanding of their Role: Identity, Power and Silence." Supervisor: Dr. Coral Mitchell 

Kristine Lake (Lakehead University, 2006) "Elementary Schoolchildren's Perspectives on Character: An exploration using a children's rights participatory framework." Supervisor: Dr. Sonja Grover.

Monique Mallet-Boucher (Brock University, 2009) "The Lived Experience of Nursing Students with Formatie Assessment Formally Embedded in Clinical Courses: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study." Supervisor: Dr. Joe Engemann.

Vanessa Mio (University of Windsor, 2011) "Foundational Learning and Rehabilitation: An Investigation of the Remedial Strategies of Postsecondary Violin Instructors." Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Bayley.

Ewelina Niemczyk (Brock University, 2010) "A Case Study of Doctoral Research Assistantships: Access and Experiences of Full-Time and Part-Time Education Students." Supervisor: Dr. Michelle McGinn.

Emily Root (Lakehead University, 2009) "Dis-placing Myself: Decolonizing a Settler Outdoor Environmental Education." Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Korteweg.

Deborah Weston (Brock University, 2009) "Investigating the Relationships Between Teacher Identity Norms and Collaboration." Supervisor: Dr. Coral Mitchell. 

Deidre Wilson (University of Windsor, 2009) "On the Relationship Between Complexity Theory, Professional Learning, and Lesson Study in Intermediate Mathematics Classrooms." Supervisor: Dr. Darren Stanley.

2014

James Angus (Lakehead University, 2007) "Experienced Aboriginal Teachers’ Narratives in the Publicly Funded School System." Supervisor: Dr. Juanita Epp.

Erin Cameron (Lakehead University, 2010) "Throwing Their Weight Around: A Critical Examination of Faculty Experiences with Challenging Dominant Obesity Discourse in Post-Secondary Education." Supervisor: Dr. Teresa Socha.

Katia Ciampa (Brock University, 2010) "Mobile Books: Effect of Engagement on Students’ Motivation and Cognitive Strategy Use." Supervisor: Dr. Tiffany Gallagher. 

Ismel Gonzalez (Lakehead University, 2007) "Rethinking Modern Languages and Cultures Instruction as Decolonizing Pedagogy." Supervisor: Dr. Mary Clare Courtland. 

Catharine Ann Kennerly (Brock University, 2003 "Metaphorical Interpretation: Measuring and Facilitating Growth." Supervisor: Dr. Rosemary Young. 

Amy Farrell-Morneau (Lakehead University, 2008) "Memengwaawid, to be a Butterfly: An Indigenous Exploration of Northwestern Ontario Anishinawbe and Muskego or Ininiw Sacred Stories and Teachings in a Contemporary Novel." Supervisor: Dr. Judy Iseke.

Lori-Ann Goff (Brock University, 2010) "Conceptions of Quality and Approaches to Quality Assurance in Ontario’s Universities." Supervisor: Dr. Louis Volante. 

Chrispina Lekule (University of Windsor, 2010) "Investigating School Experiences of Vulnerable Children in Singida Tanzania: Challenges, Strategies and Possible Interventions." Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Allen.

Catherine Longboat (Brock University, 2008 "Relationship Building with Aboriginal Elders in the Publicly Funded Secondary School Classroom: A Study of Ethical Space from an Aboriginal Persepective." Supervisor: Dr. Michael Manley-Casimir. 

Blair Niblett (Lakehead University, 2008) "Narrating Activist Education: Teachers' Stories of Affecting Social and Political Change." Supervisor: Dr. Gerald Walton. 

Sarah Pashagumskum (Lakehead University, 2005). "First Nations Student Engagement in Secondary School: Enhancin Student Success in a Northern Eeyou Community". Supervisor: Dr. Connie Russell.

Krista Pearson (Lakehead University, 2007). "Social Justice and Equity: Exploring the Perspectives of Senior Administrators on Whiteness and Racism in Post-Secondary Education.". Supervisor: Dr. Seth Agbo. 

Snezana Ratkovic (Brock University, 2007) "Teachers Without Borders: Exploring Experiences, Transitions, and Identities of Refugee Women Teachers from Yugoslavia." Supervisor: Dr. Susan Tilley.

Kelly Rizzo (Brock University, 2007) "A Mixed-Method Study of Educator Knowledge and Practice Related to Student Socio-moral Development." Supervisor: Dr. Sandra Bosacki. 

Kael Sharman (University of Windsor, 2008) "Gender, Class and Curriculum at W.D. Lowe Technical Secondary School, 1923-1973. Supervisor: Dr. Larry Glassford.

Patrick Tierney (Brock University, 2011) "Perceptions of Adolescent Males and Their Parents as to Factors That Influence the Young Men's Academic Performance." Supervisor: Dr. David Hutchinson. 

Michelle Turan (University of Windsor, 2007) "Family Perspectives on the Ontario Autism Intervention Program: A Multi-method Study." Supervisor: Dr. Elizabeth Starr.

Rebecca Zak (Codack) (Brock Unviersity 2010) "Raising Creativity: Exploring How Creativity Can be Nurtured in Educational Contexts." Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Rowsell. 

2013

Brendan Browne (Brock University, 2007) "Inviting Leadership From a Belfast Bedroom: Invitational Theory in Contemporary Schools." Supervisor: Dr. John Novak.

Louise Gonsalvez (University of Windsor, 2009) "Using Critical Discourse Analysis to Address the Gaps, Exclusions, and Oversights in Active Citizenship Education." Supervisor: Dr. George Zhou.

Barbara Harrison (Brock University, 2008)  "Riffing on a Theme: Faculty Experiences With Service-Learning in a Food Security Research Network in Ontario." Supervisor: Dr. Susan Drake.

Margot Heaton (University of Windsor, 2009) "An Examination of the Relationship between Professional Learning Community Variables and Teacher Self-Efficacy." Supervisor: Dr. Glenn Rideout.

Jennifer Holm (Lakehead University, 2007). "Improving Mathematics Teaching through Professional Learning Groups." Supervisor: Dr. Ann Kajander

Gail Lafleur (Brock University, 2001) "Ojibwe Elders’ Experiences of Peace: To Teach Our Well-Being with the Earth." Supervisor: Dr. Michael Manley Casimir. 

Wendy Stienstra (Lakehead University, 2002) "Developing Understanding: Pre-service Elementary Teachers’ Changing Conceptions of Mathematics.” Supervisor: Dr. Alex Lawson.

Oscar Vincente (University of Windsor, 2006) "The Outdoor Environments of Elementary Schools: A Study of Schoolyards and Playgrounds in Windsor and Essex County." Supervisor: Dr. George Zhou.

Georgann Watson (Brock University, 2007) "Part-Time University Teaching Work: A Self-Study." Supervisor: Dr. Renee Kuchapski.

2012

May Al Fartousi (Brock ​University, 2008) "Unveiling Shi’I Religious Identities: Case Studies of Hijab in Culturally Homogeneous Canadian School." Supervisor: Dr. Dolana Mogadime.

Anna Marie Aquino  (Lakehead University, 2005) "Preservice Teacher beliefs about Teaching Language Arts and Literacy.”  Supervisor: Dr. Mary Clare Courtland

Mirjana Bajovic (Brock University, 2007) "Violent Video Game Playing, Moral Reasoning, and Attitudes Towards Violence in Adolescents: Is There a Connection?” Supervisor:  Dr. Anne Elliott.

Kate Cassidy (Brock University, 2006) "The Essence of Feeling a Sense of Community: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Inquiry with Middle School Students and Teachers." Supervisor: Dr. Michelle McGinn.

Carolyn Maingot (Brock University, 2006) "Voices of the Undereducated in Adult Education and Training in Ontario: A Phenomenographic Approach.” Supervisor: Dr. Michael Kompf.

Michelle Servais (University of Western Ontario, 2003) "Understanding Teachers’ Information Needs, Perceived Competencies, and Information Seeking Behaviours for Special Education Information." Supervisor: Dr. Robert Sandieson. 

Carlos Zerpa (Lakehead University, 2008) "The Effect of Removing Examinees with Low Motivation on Item Response Data Calibration." Supervisor: Dr. Christina VanBarneveld. 

2011

Frances Chandler (Brock University, 2004) "Leadership and its Impact on the Success of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Funded Collaborative Research Projects." Supervisor: Dr. Michael Manley Casimir.

Jill Grose (Brock University, 2003) "TA tales: [Re]storying the Teaching and Learning Experiences of University Teaching Assistants." Supervisor: Dr. Michael Kompf.

Mary Lovering (Brock University, 2006) "Beyond the Veil: A Case Study of Context, Culture, Curriculum, and Constructivism at Dubai Women’s College.” Supervisor: Dr. Ann Elliott.

Sylvia Moore (Lakehead University, 2005) "Trickster Chases the Tale of Education.” Supervisor: Dr. Judy Iseke.

Jan Oakley (Lakehead University, 2007) "Cutting Edge Controversy: The Politics of Animal Dissection and Responses to Student Objection.” Supervisor: Dr. Connie Russell.

Sherry Ramrattan Smith (Brock University, 2005) "Critical Connections: Teachers Writing for Social Justice.” Supervisor: Dr. Susan Tilley.

Kathryn Storey (University of Western Ontario, 2004) "A Critical Analysis of the Factors that Promote and Support Leadership and Advocacy for People with Lived Experience with Mental Health Problems or Illness." Supervisor: Dr. Ronald Hansen. 

David Telles-Langdon (University of Western Ontario, 2004) "A Descriptive Study Utilizing Grounded Theory: The Moral-Reasoning Process of Coaches." Supervisor: Dr. Ellen Singleton. 

Linda Weber (University of Western Ontario, 2004) "International Chinese and Canadian Students ' Experiences of Internationalization at a Canadian University." Supervisor: Dr. Goli Rezai-Rashti. 

Yi Zhou (University of Windsor, 2007) "A Study of Chinese University Teachers and Their Intercultural Competence Teaching.” Co-Supervisors: Dr. Jonathan Bayley and Dr. Shijing Xu.

2010

Hilary Brown (Brock University, 2003) "I Must Walk Through the Gate: An Ontological Necessity." Supervisor: Dr. Susan Drake. 

Pamela Cook (University of Windsor, 2004) "Emergent Voices from an Orphanage School in Belize, Central America." Supervisor: Dr. Kara Smith.

Ming (Bonny) Jung (University of Western Ontario, 2003) "The Professional Master 's Occupational Therapist: Developing an Emerging Professional Identity." Supervisor: Dr. Carol Beynon. 

Kevin Ker (Brock University, 2003) "A Case Study Investigation of the Learning Needs of the Niagara Grape and Wine Community." Supervisor: Dr. Michael Kompf. 

Jelena Magliaro (University of Windsor, 2006) "Comparing Information Literacy Needs of Graduate Students in Selected Graduate Programs through the Technology Acceptance Model and Affordance Theory." Supervisor: Dragana Martinovic.

Mary Mallik (Lakehead University, 2002) "Multicultural Ways of Knowing: Reading the Kite Runner in a Grade 11 Class." Supervisor: Dr. Mary Clare Courtland.

Sonya Pancucci (Brock University, 2002) "The Expression and Development of Teachers' Capacities within Two Learning Communities: A Participant-Observer Case Study." Supervisor: Dr. Coral Mitchell. 

2009

Leisa Desmoulins (Lakehead University, 2002) "E/raced: Aboriginal Youth Identities and Schooling." Supervisor: Dr. Mary Clare Courtland. 

Arlene Grierson (Brock University, 2004) "Show Me, Help Me, Let Me: Supporting Teachers' Changing Conceptions of Reading Assessment and Reading Instruction." Supervisor: Dr. Vera Woloshyn.

Yi Lin (University of Windsor, 2007) "Investigating Role-play Implementation: A Multiple Case Study on Chinese EFL Teachers Using Role-play in Their Secondary Classrooms." Supervisor: Dr. Kara Smith. 

Karen Roland (University of Windsor, 2003) "Examining the Under-Representation of Aboriginal Scholars in the Ontario Professoriate: Policy Implications for Faculty Recruitment and Retention." Supervisor: Dr. Benedicta Egbo.

Lan Zhong (University of Windsor, 2005) "Chinese Immigrant Parents’ Involvement in the Education of Their Elementary School Children in Windsor, Ontario: Perceptions and Practices." Supervisor: Dr. Nombuso Diamini. 

2008

Debra Attenborough (Brock University, 2000) "Partnerships for Arts Integration: Exploring the Experiences of Teachers and Artists Working with Integrated Arts Programs." Supervisor: Dr. Susan Drake. 

Paul Berger (Lakehead University, 2004) "Inuit Vsions for Schooling in One Nunavut Community." Supervisor: Dr. Connie Russell

Suguna Loganathan (Brock University, 2001) "Emergence of Conscious Awareness of Underlying Verbal and Visual Rules Over Time in Moderate Closed-Head Trauma Patients." Supervisor: Dr. Merle Richards. 

Kimberly Maich (Brock University, 2002) "Opening a Can of Worms: Perceptions and Practices of Teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador Incorporating the Role of a Therapist." Supervisor: Dr. Don Dworet. 

Dirk Windhorst (Brock University, 2002) "Educating for Love of Wisdom: John Dewey and Simone Weil." Supervisor: Dr. John Novak. 

2007

J. Brent Ellis (University of Windsor, 2005) "Special Education Teachers’ Perceptions of Barriers to Assistive Technology Integration in Ohio." Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Bayley. 

Nicola Simmons (Brock University, 2004) "What's the Difference Under the Gown? :New Professors' Development as University Teachers." Supervisor: Dr. Michael Kompf.

2006

Nancy Fenton (Brock University, 2002) "From the Ground Up: Understanding how Teachers and Administrators Make Sense of Tension." Supervisor: Dr. Coral Mitchell. 

Kenneth McClelland (Brock University, 2001) "Opening Truth to Imagination: The Pragmatism of John Dewey and Richard Rorty." Supervisor: Dr. John Novak.

Howard Slepkov (Brock University, 2000) "Teacher Professional Growth in an Authentic Learning Environment." Supervisor: Dr. Jim Kerr.

Sheila Windle (University of Windsor, 2002) "Human Engagement: The English language learning process of Korean university students in Canada." Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Allen. 

Salah Zogheib (University of Windsor, 2003) "Explaining Computer use Among Preservice Teachers: Towards the Development of a Richer Conceptual Model Incorporating Experience, Demographic, Motivation, Personality, and Learning Style Clusters of Variables." Supervisor: Dr. Larry Morton. 

2005

Tiffany Gallagher (Brock University, 2000) "An After-School Literacy Program :Investigating the Experiences of Students with Literacy Difficulties, heir Volunteer Tutors, and the Tutors' Transition into the Teaching Profession." Supervisor: Dr. Vera Woloshyn.

Scott Kissau (University of Windsor, 2001) "Gender Differences in Second Language Motivation." Supervisor: Dr. Norm Diffey.

Glenn Rideout (University of Windsor, 2001) "An Examination of the Predictive Power of Demographic, Experiential and Philosophical Orientation Variable Clusters in Relation to Change and Stability of Pre-service Teachers’ Pupil Control Ideology." Supervisor: Dr. Larry Morton. 

Edward Sykes (Brock University, 2001) "Design, Development and Assessment of the Java Intelligent Tutoring System." Supervisor: Dr. Rosemary Young.

2004

Beth Daly (University of Windsor, 2001) "An Investigation of Empathy in Adults as a Function of Variables in Three Clusterings: Dispositional, Situational, and Biophilial." Supervisor: Dr. Larry Morton.

Elena Qureshi (University of Windsor, 2001) "Investigation of factors affecting students' satisfaction with online course components." Supervisor: Dr. David Kellenberger. 

Geraldine Salinitri (University of Windsor, 2000) "Teachers' Interfaculty Mentorship Efforts: T.I.M.E. A Study Evaluating the Effects of a Formal Mentoring Program on First-Year At-Risk Students." Supervisor: Dr. Larry Morton.