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Recent Ph.D. Dissertations


Iris Cardena: Dissertation Title: Formal Help-Seeking among Intimate Partner Violence Survivors: Identifying Survivors’ Characteristics and Variations between Latinas and Non-Latinas                        Dissertation Chair: N. Andrew Peterson                                                                                                


Laurent Reyes: Dissertation Title: A phenomenological study exploring experiences of civic participation among older African Americans and Latinx immigrants using an intersectional life-course perspective            Dissertation Chair: Emily Greenfield                                                                    


Evalyne Kerubo Orwenyo: Dissertation Title: Participation, Social Isolation, Biculturalism, and Empowerment: A Virtual Ethnography of Kenyan Diaspora Women Living in North America
Dissertation Chair: N. Andrew Peterson


Julia O'ConnorDissertation Title: Rape myths and proclivity to perpetrate in male college students
Dissertation Chair: Sarah McMahon
Shrivridhi Shukla: Dissertation Title:  A Phenomenological Inquiry of Women Living with HIV Caring for Family Members Living with HIV in India: Pathways Through Authoritative Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Towards Resilience
Dissertation Chair:  Judith L.M. McCoyd
Kate Stepleton: Dissertation Title:  Care Coordination as a Preventative Intervention: Effects on Child Welfare Outcomes
Dissertation Chair:  Michael MacKenzie


Sangeeta Chatterji: Dissertation Title: Like Mother Like Daughter: Mothers' Education and Investment in Daughters' Education in India
Dissertation Chair: Lenna Nepomnyaschy
Katherine Findley: Dissertation Title:  Trafficking in Persons for the Removal of Organs in India 
Dissertation Chair:  Patricia Findley
Elizabeth Matthews: Dissertation Title:  Electronic Health Records in Social Work Practice: The Impact of Collaborative Documentation on Person-Centered Care
Dissertation Chair:  Beth Angell
Jillian Stein: Dissertation Title:  Does Industry Sector Matter?  An Examination of the Relationship Between Industry and Rearrest
Dissertation Chair: Jeounghee Kim


James Fedor:  Dissertation Title:  "A Victim is a Victim": Barriers to Culturally Competent Service Delivery to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender Crime Victims
Dissertation Chair:  Michael LaSala

Denalee O’Malley:  Dissertation Title:  Examining the Impact of Diabetic Status on Multiple Outcomes Among Cancer Survivors
Dissertation Chair:  Patricia A. Findley

Samantha Winter:  Dissertation Title: Identifying Factors Associated With Women’s Sanitation Practices in Informal  Settlements in Sub-Saharan Africa:  A Case Study of Mathare Valley in Nairobi, Kenya
Dissertation Chair:  N. Andrew Peterson


Fiona ConwayDissertation Title:  Aggressive Behavior and Alcohol Use:  Classification of College Athletes
Dissertation Chair:  Darcy Clay Siebert

Gretchen L. HogeDissertation Title:  Understanding and Measuring Economic Self-Sufficiency in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence and Immigration:  A Mixed-Method Study
Dissertation Chair:  Judy L. Postmus

Alexis JemalDissertation Title:  Transformative Consciousness of African American Racial Oppression and White Racial Privilege:  Conceptualization, Scale Development and Testing
Dissertation Chair:  N. Andrew Peterson

Shuang LuDissertation Title:  Well-Being of Migrant and Left-Behind Children in China
Dissertation Chair:  Chien-Chung Huang

Sheila McMahon:  Dissertation Title:  Examining Relationships Among Student Empowerment, Sense of Community, and the Implicit Curriculum:  A Multigroup Analysis of Race and Ethnicity
Dissertation Chair:  N. Andrew Peterson

Alexandra Redcay:  Dissertation Title:  The Impact of Attraction and Identity Fluidity on Depressive Symptoms in Young Adults:  Exploring Gender as a Moderator
Dissertation Chair:  N. Andrew Peterson

Amanda Mathisen Stylianou:  Dissertation Title:  The Impact of Economic Abuse on Depressive Symptoms Among Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Dissertation Chair:  Judy L. Postmus


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