Dissertation Defenses

Courtney R. Lincoln

October 31, 2018 - “Parenting a Child with a Chronic Health Condition: Examining Caregivers’ Health Outcomes”

Advising Team:
Major Advisor: Beth S. Russell, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Keith Bellizzi, Ph.D., MPH
Associate Advisor: Christine McCauley Ohannessian, Ph.D.

Hyeseong Kang

October 24, 2018 - “Ecosystemic Resilience Relative to Increasing Populations of Unwed Mothers in Korea: A Preliminary Mixed Methods Investigation”“Cultural Models of Shyness and Parenting Among Local and Immigrant Mothers in Hong Kong”

Advising Team:
Major Advisor: Sandra Rigazio-DiGilio, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Charles M. Super, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Linda Halgunseth, Ph.D.

Jia Li Liu

July 25, 2018 - “Cultural Models of Shyness and Parenting Among Local and Immigrant Mothers in Hong Kong”

Advising Team:
Major Advisor: Sara Harkness, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Charles M. Super, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Linda Halgunseth, Ph.D.

Jessica L. Maksut

July 16, 2018 - "Beyond the individual: The roles of social and structural contexts in HIV prevention and HIV acquisition in the United States"

Advising Team:
Major Advisor: Lisa Eaton, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Edna Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Keith Bellizzi, Ph.D.

Hyanghee Lee

June 28, 2018 -“Toward a Culturally Robust Measure to Assess Marital Relationships”

Advising Team:
Major Advisor: Ronald M. Sabatelli, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Noel Card, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Kari Adamsons, Ph.D.

Alexander Reid

June 25, 2018 - "Cultural Values and Romantic Relationship Satisfaction in Mexican Adolescents: The Moderating Effects of Parental Psychological Control"

Advising Team:
Major Advisor: Linda Halgunseth, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Annamaria Csizmadia, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Noel Card, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Graciela Espinosa-Hernandez, Ph.D.

Joy Heafner

March 20, 2018 - "Feminist Therapists: A Qualitative Exploration of Values and Practices with Context"

Advising Team:
Major Advisor: Rachel Tambling, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Kari Adamsons, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Marisol Asencio, Dr.P.H.
Associate Advisor: Laura Mauldin, Ph.D.

Jodie Comer Oshana

November 29, 2017 - "Family and Juvenile Court Judges and the Best Interests of the Child: Current Practices, Procedures, and Recommendations"

Advising Team:
Major Advisor: Preston Britner, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Steven Wisensale, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Jane Goldman, Ph.D.

Brandyn-Dior McKinley

November 8, 2017 - "Negotiating Motherhood and Intersecting Inequalities: A Qualitative Study of African American Mothers and the Socialization of Adolescent Daughters"

Advising Team:
Major Advisor: Marysol Asencio, Dr.P.H.
Associate Advisor: Bandana Purkayastha, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Kari Adamsons, Ph.D.

Andrew H. Rose

April 22, 2016 - “Exploring Mediators of Religiosity and Depressive Symptoms in Married Couples”

Advising Team:
Major Advisor: Shayne Anderson, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: JoAnn Robinson, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Kari Adamsons, Ph.D.

Nicholas F. Koberstein

April 21, 2016 - "Emotional well-being in adulthood: The influence of sibling attachment quality and use of relational maintenance behaviors between siblings"

Advising Team:
Major Advisor: Shannon Weaver, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Kari Adamsons, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Ronald Sabatelli, Ph.D.

Chanee Darnell Fabius

April 15, 2016 - "Examining Racial Differences among Predictors of Home and Community-Based Service Use and Choice and Control in Older Adults in the Money Follows the Person Program in Connecticut"

Advising Team:
Major Advisor: Edna Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Julie Robison, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Idethia S. Harvey, Dr.P.H

Elizabeth J. Siembida

April 11, 2016 - “A Developmental Examination of Patient Engagement and Quality of Care in Adolescent Oncology”

Advising Team:
Major Advisor: Keith M. Bellizzi, Ph.D., MPH
Associate Advisor: Lisa A. Eaton, Ph.D.
Associate Advisor: Thomas O. Blank, Ph.D.