Recent PhD Dissertations

Christine M. Allegra
Dissertation Title: The Influence of Neighborhood Characteristics, Peer Delinquency, and Attitudes Approving of Violence During Adolescence on Male-to-Female Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration in Young Adulthood
Dissertation Chair: Antoinette Farmer

Aleksandr M. Cheryomukhin

Dissertation Title:  Development and Validation of the Azerbaijani Empowerment Scale:  Support and New Implications for Theory

Dissertation Chair:  N. Andrew Peterson


Heather F. Harcourt
Dissertation Title: Judging Failures in Moral Development: The Classification of Antisocial Behavior
Dissertation Chair: Kathleen Pottick

Jamey D. Lister

Dissertation Title:  The Relationship of Gambling Goals and Loss/Win Conditions to Chasing Behavior During Slot Machine Play

Dissertation Chair:  Lia Nower


Cory M. Morton
Dissertation Title: Alcohol Outlets and Child Maltreatment: The Moderating Effect of Access to Community Substance Abuse and Prevention Facilities
Dissertation Chair: N. Andrew Peterson

Nadine Murshid
Dissertation Title: Examining Linkages Among Microfinance Participation, Domestic Violence, and Help-Seeking Social Networks in Bangladesh: A Mixed-Methods Study
Dissertation Chair: Allison Zippay

Kristen C. Niemczyk-Kistner

Dissertation Title:  U.S. Physicians Treatment of Adolescent Tobacco Use

Dissertation Chair:  Ayse Akincigil


Kristen Gilmore Powell
Dissertation Title: Empowerment and Effectiveness: A Mixed Methods Study of Coalition Building Within a Statewide Substance Abuse Prevention Context
Dissertation Chair: N. Andrew Peterson

Kathleen Giblin Ray
Dissertation Title: Protecting Newly Deployed Troops from PTSD: The Role of Preparedness
Dissertation Chair: N. Andrew Peterson

Svetlana Shpiegel
Dissertation Title: Resilience Among Youth Emancipating from Foster Care: Cumulative Risk and Protection and Their Relationship with Positive Adaptation
Dissertation Chair: Kathleen Pottick

Jessica Strong

Dissertation Title:  Women at War:  A Qualitative Study of Combat Experiences of Female Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan

Dissertation Chair:  Beth Angell


Corinne D. Warrener
Dissertation Title: Sense of Entitlement and Dating Abusive Behavior in College Dating Relationships
Dissertation Chair: Chien-Chung Huang