Graduate students in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at The University of Oklahoma are engaged in important, and sometimes, groundbreaking research. In talks of approximately two minutes, OU graduate students briefly describe some of their work.
Graduate Student Research in the College
A series of two minute talks by current and former Rainbolt College graduate students
Rachel Bates, ILAC Ph.D. student
Dissertation working title: Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education.
Derece Vanterpool, IPT Doctoral Student
Dissertation working title: International Students' Adaptation toward an online learning environment.
Kim Pennington, ILAC-Social Studies
Dissertation working title: Why Wage War? Global Education in the Middle School Classroom.
Melissa Brevetti, Ed. Studies Ph.D. student
Dissertation working title: Roman Catholics Developing a Moral Compass: Parochial School Graduates' Experiences and Reflections of Living the Cardinal Virtues.
Florence McCann Ph.D., recipient of OU's Outstanding Dissertation Award
Dissertation: Engineers’ self perceptions and a strategy for fostering authentic images of engineers and scientists among elementary school students
Sri Jackie Murtiningsih, IPT-Ed Psy Ph.D. student
Dissertation working title: Indonesian student teachers’ beliefs and practices in teaching L2 reading
Jason Herron, IPT-Ed Psy Ph.D. student
Dissertation: Organizational processes of problem-solving groups with an informed minority
Jacqueline Goldman - IPT Ph.D. Student
Thesis title: Tablet use and its effects on student study strategies
Robin Stroud - EDS Ph.D. STUDENT
Dissertation working title: Carceral Christianization as a religious problem of generations
Jane Fisher, ILAC-English Ed. Ph.D. Student
Master's thesis title: Nonfiction as exploration
Anastasia Wickham, Ph.D.
Dissertation: We can’t dance every day: New teachers seeking balance
Andrae Mc Connell - ILAC-English Education PH.D. student
Master'sThesis: The teacher scholar: Improving teachers’ perceptions of professional development through lesson study and extended collaboration
Stacy Schrank, Ph.D.
Dissertation: The relationship between self-directed learning readiness and learning style preferences on employee learning in a public library system
Johnnie-Margaret McConnell, Educational Studies Ph.D. student
Thesis: News media as agents of cultural miseducation about public schools.
John Quyen Wickham
Currently researching: Interdisciplinarity and team science