May 26, 2009
Educational leadership doctoral graduates recognized
Four graduates of the cooperative doctoral program in educational leadership offered by the University of Missouri-Columbia in association with Northwest Missouri State University recently received their degrees during ceremonies on the MU campus in Columbia. In addition, Dr. Michele Joleen Dickey-Kotz, who received her Ed.D. through the program at the end of the fall 2008 semester, is the recipient of the Dan H. Cockrell Dissertation Award.
The award, established in 2004 in honor of Dr. Dan Cockrell, who served for many years as a professor with the statewide cooperative Ed.D. program, recognizes outstanding research in the field of educational leadership by Ed.D. candidates.
Dickey-Kotz, whose dissertation is titled "Self-reported Change in First Year College Student Self Concept as Measured by the CIRP and YFCY," is an assistant professor of education at Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa.
Spring 2009 graduates of the Northwest-MU cooperative doctorate program are listed below along with their dissertation titles:
Dr. Allison Foster Dudley, Reading First teacher, Trenton (Mo.) R-IX School District, "Relationship of Reading First Coaches' School Culture Survey Responses to Missouri MAP Reading Proficiency."
Dr Jeffrey Foot, director of Northwest's Office of International Affairs and English as a Second Language program, "Exploring International Student Academic Engagement Using the NSSE Framework."
Dr. Lynn Marie Hubert, Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Program, Notre Dame University, "Emerging Donors: Reliability and Validity of the Survey of Women's Philanthropic Motivations."
Dr. Dana Elizabeth Melton, reading specialist, Reading First Initiative, Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, Truman State University, "Adaptation of the Innovation Configurations for School-Based Staff Developers for the Development of a Measure of Reading Coach Job Performance."
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