Doctoral Student Research Symposium

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Doctoral Student Research Symposium

The Research Experience: Passion, Heart and Desire

November 4, 2017, 9 a.m - 1:30 p.m.
Gorman Building Room 212

The Annual Doctoral Student Research Symposium is a celebration of students actively engaged in research at the Dreeben School of Education. The Doctoral Student Association hosts the symposium in conjunction with the Dreeben School of Education.

The primary focus of the Symposium is to current Ph.D. students who have conducted research and scholarly activity independent of a classroom project. Traditionally, the symposium starts with a keynote speaker, followed by two dissertation presentations. Afterwards, selected students present their research. This year’s symposium theme is Research Experience.

A light breakfast will be provided.


Dr. Sandra L. Guzman FosterKeynote Speaker:

Dr. Sandra L. Guzman Foster
Assistant Professor, Sister Theophane Power Endowed Chair in Education

In this presentation, Dr. Guzman Foster will share how passion, heart, and desire drives her research agenda. She will share how for her, research requires passion (purposeful and meaningful), heart (care about the impact of policies on others) and desire (to be an agent of change). Learn tips on how to create your own journey that defines your own research experience.

Dissertation Presentations: 

Dr. Jacquelyn Poplawsky Ortiz
Learning to heal: The impact of a Restorative Justice Program on Crime Victims 

Dr. Cigdem Kocoglu Meek
Expert Evaluators' Perceptions of Cultural Competence in Evaluation: Practice, Components, and Development

Student Presentations: 

Student presenters will be announced.


For more information, contact Inci Yilmazli Trout at

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