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Abigail Turner presenting her results during her virtual defense

Abigail Turner defends her dissertation titled “How Should Context-Dependent Words be Taught to Beginning Readers?”

Congrats to Abigail Turner who successfully defended her dissertation titled “How Should Context-Dependent Words be Taught to Beginning Readers?”  Committee Members:Linnea Ehri (chairperson), Distinguished Professor Emerita, Ed Psych, Graduate CenterAlpana Bhattacharya, Associate Professor, Queens CollegeKatharine Pace-Miles, Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College Readers:Bruce Homer, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, Graduate CenterJessica DeLucia, Founder/Lead Literacy Specialist, Keys to Literacy […]

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Anthony Betancourt defends his dissertation titled “Understanding Gender Differences in Traditional and Cyberbullying: An Evaluation of Construct Validity of the 2013 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey”

Congratulations to Anthony Betancourt who recently successfully defended his dissertation titled “Understanding Gender Differences in Traditional and Cyberbullying: An Evaluation of Construct Validity of the 2013 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey.” His psychometric analysis shows that cyberbullying is a separate factor from traditional bullying and should thus be viewed as a […]

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Jessica Brodsky (left) with pilot advisor Dr. Patricia Brooks (right)

Jessica Brodsky defends her pilot presentation!

Congrats to Jessica Brodsky who successfully defended her pilot project titled “Improving College Students’ Fact-Checking Strategies through Lateral Reading Instruction in a General Education Civics Course.” Abstract: College students lack fact-checking skills for verifying online content, which may lead them to accept information at face-value. We report findings from an institution participating in the Digital Polarization […]

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Milushka Elbulok-Charcape defends her dissertation proposal via WebEx

Milushka Elbulok-Charcape defends her proposal and publishes an article as first author

Milushka Elbulok-Charcape successfully defended her dissertation proposal titled “An Assessment of Undergraduate Students’ Research Literacy” via WebEx. Her work on valid and reliable assessments of research literacy is critical given the lack of attention towards research literacy in the social sciences. Milushka also recently published an article titled “Reducing Stigma Surrounding Mental Health: Diverse Undergraduate […]

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Dr. Gonzalez Frey via WebEx

Selenid Gonzalez-Frey Defends Dissertation–Marks Our 2nd Virtual Defense!

Congrats to Selenid Gonzalez-Frey who successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Teaching Children to Decode Words: Connected Versus Segmented Phonation”. Her defense marks the department’s second virtual defense! Committee Members: Linnea Ehri, (Chair) Distinguished Professor, Educational Psychology, CUNY Graduate Center Alpana Bhattacharya, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, CUNY Graduate Center Katharine Pace Miles, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood […]

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Sabina Bragg (left) and Committee chair, Dr. Helen Johnson (right)

Sabina Bragg Defends her Dissertation

Congratulations to Dr. Sabina Bragg who successfully defended her dissertation titled: ““Parental Shared Reading Intervention: Examining the Effects of Structured Parental Reading Training on Vocabulary Acquisition in Children Undergoing Treatment for Leukemia” Committee Members: Helen Johnson, Ph.D. (Chair), Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY Jay Verkuilen, Ph.D., the Graduate Center, CUNY Bobbie Kabuto, Ph.D., […]

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Maya Rose (left) with Patty Brooks (Committee Chair), Bruce Homer (Committee Member), Raoul Roberts (student), and Jessica Brodsky (student)

Maya Rose defends her pilot study titled, Does Speaking Improve Comprehension of Turkish as a Foreign Language? A Computer-Assisted Language Learning Study.

CONGRATULATIONS to PhD Candidate Maya Rose for successfully defending her Level II pilot study titled: Does Speaking Improve Comprehension of Turkish as a Foreign Language? A Computer-Assisted Language Learning Study.  Stay tuned for updates on the Computer-Assisted Language Learning Study!   Abstract: Adults find learning foreign languages to be difficult, yet show remarkable individual differences in […]

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Robin Harvey at her dissertation proposal. From left: Raoul Roberts (student), Dr. Frank Lixing Tang (committee member), Robin Harvey, Dr. Joan Lucariello (committee member), Dr. Patricia Brooks (committee member)

Robin Harvey proposes her dissertation!

  CONGRATULATIONS to PhD Candidate Robin E. Harvey for successfully proposing her dissertation titled: “Impact of Text Messaging through Pinyin Input System on Written Language Skills of Elementary School Dual Language Learners of Chinese.” Dissertation Proposal Committee Chair: Patricia Brooks, Chair, Professor, Educational Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY Dissertation Proposal Committee Members: Joan Lucariello, Professor, […]

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Ashley Davis and her dissertation proposal committee members. From right: Dr. Helen Johnson, Ashley Davis, Dr. Jay Verkuilen, Dr. Mary Foote

Ashley Davis Proposes her Dissertation on “Exploring the Mathematics Identities of Pre-Service Elementary School Teachers”

Congratulations to Ashley Davis who successfully proposed her dissertation on “Exploring the Mathematics Identities of Pre-Service Elementary School Teachers.” Dissertation Abstract: Inequitable access to higher quality learning opportunities in mathematics has been a longstanding concern in mathematics education research. Persistent inequalities in access to mathematics and mathematical knowledge highlight the challenges of designing and implementing […]

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