Please see below the titles of the evaluation studies completed by Ed.D students in fulfillment of the dissertation requirement. The professional practice dissertation requires candidates to evaluate a program being delivered in their work settings. 

  • Pope, C. (2023). An Examination of School Counselors' Use of Telemental Health to Support Students in Crisis. Advisor: Dr. Julia Whisenhunt
  • Turner, G. (2023). School Counselors’ Perceptions of the Effects of School Mental Health Services on Gifted Students. Advisor: Dr. Morgan Jenkins
  • Atkins, K. M. (2022). The Impact of Trauma: Experiences of Professional Counselors Working with Clients in the Family Treatment Court. Advisor: Dr. Julia Whisenhunt

  • Hodges, P. S. (2022). School counselor advocacy for African American students: Examining changes in school counselor practices during the pandemic. Advisor: Dr. Julia Whisenhunt

    Pugh, N. (2022). Examining the Cultural Competence of Teachers in Suburban Elementary Schools. Advisor: Dr. Mary Huffstead

  • Rita Bucovaz (2021). School Counselors' Career Counseling with LatinX High School Students to Satisfy Georgia Bridge Law Mandates. Advisor: Dr. Julia Chibbaro
  • Walling, S. (2022). School-Based Mental Health Program Evaluation: Barriers and Student Perception. Advisor: Dr. Morgan Jenkins

    Wilkerson, S. R. (2022). Secondary Trauma: Intrapersonal/interpersonal effects of reviewing police shootings in the media. Advisor: Dr. Dena Kniess

  • Brenda Cato (2021). An Exploration of Students' Perceptions of Academic and Social-Emotional Readiness to Transition to College. Advisor: Dr. Julia Whisenhunt
  • Evans, J. (2022). Program evaluation of the Student Support Time after school program. Advisor: Dr. Matthew Varga
  • Lekesia Dix (2021). A Correlational Study of the Influence of an Afterschool Program on Reading Achievement. Advisor: Dr. Julia Whisenhunt
  • Meitra Lak Perry (2020). Latino y Educado: A Qualitative Program Evaluation of La Comunidad de Latinos. Advisor: Dr. Bethany Lanier

  • Eon George (2020). An Investigation into Teachers' Experience of Elementary School Students' Behaviors and Different Learning Styles. Advisor: Dr. Christy Land

  • Heather M. Boyle (2020). The Impact of School Choice on Individual Student Test Scores. Advisor: Dr. Julia Whisenhunt
  • Chatterjee, Shubha (2019). Utilizing a Collaborative Community-Based Approach to Provide Support, Services, and Advocacy: An Evaluation of a Rural Domestic Violence Program. Advisor: Dr. Olivia Uwamahoro-Williams
  • Davis, Taijah (2019). Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Program (ASIST):  An Evaluation of School Counselor Preparedness for Immediate Suicide Intervention. Advisor: Dr. Julia Whisenhunt
  • Hall, Rebecca (2019). Evaluation of Positive Interventions and Supports Program as Implemented in a Metro Atlanta Area Middle School. Advisor: Dr. Julia Chibbaro
  • Hughley, Coartnye (2019). The Muscogee County (GA) Educators' Perceptions and Experiences with the Georgia Virtual Credit Recovery (GVCR) Program. Advisor: Dr. Bethany Lanier
  • Huntington, Margaret (2019). Stress Reduction and Coping Skills for Elementary Students. Advisor: Dr. Christy Land
  • Lewis, S. (2022). Customized employment: Measuring the efficacy, staff insight, and experiences of a vocational program in a rural town in the Southeast. Advisor: Dr. Dena Kniess
  • Mount, Cameron (2019). Student Perception of a Dropout Prevention Program: A Program Evaluation. Advisor: Dr. Julia Chibbaro
  • Scott, Kimberly (2019). BRIDGE Programs Happening Within Schools. Advisor: Dr. Julia Chibbaro
  • Azuana, Funlola (2018). A College Access Program in a Title I High School: A Program Evaluation. Advisor: Dr. Christy Land
  • Rose-Heflin, Jennifer (2018). A Georgia Middle School’s RTI Program: Supporting Students for Academic Success. Advisor: Dr. Olivia Uwamahoro-Williams
  • Walker, LaShonda (2018). 21st Century Community Learning Centers After School Program: A Program Evaluation. Advisor: Dr. Matthew Varga
  • Wheelus, Angela (2019). Serving our Veterans in Higher Education: An Evaluation of a Collegiate Veteran Affairs Program. Advisor: Dr. Julia Whisenhunt
  • Wynn, Mirna B. (2018). Communities in Schools in a Title 1 Suburban High School: A Program Evaluation. Advisor: Dr. Lacey Ricks
  • Auberger, Julie (2017). Turning Intervention Into Prevention: A Residential Treatment Facility's Adolescent Healthy Sexuality Group: A Program Evaluation. Advisor: Dr. Julia Chibbaro
  • Bailey, Jessica B. (2017). The Polaris Credit Recovery Program: Helping Students Get Back on Track. Advisor: Dr. Julia Chibbaro
  • Cooper, F. Cecile (2017). School-Based Peer Mentoring in High School:  A Program Evaluation Study. Advisor: Dr. Susan Boes
  • Finley, Jamie D. (2017). A Study of the Effect of a Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Program on Cell Phone Usage in a High School Setting. Advisor: Dr. Ryan Bronkema
  • Harrison-Grimsley, Nakia. (2017). A Program Evaluation of READ 180 and the Reading Achievement of 4th and 5th Grade Latino ELL Students. Dr. Susan Boes
  • Hunt, Angela A. (2017). A Multicultural Evaluation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support. Advisor: Dr. Julia Whisenhunt
  • Jordan, Jennifer G. (2017). A Partial Program Evaluation of the Ignite Summer Transition Program. Advisor: Dr. Julia Whisenhunt
  • Letasz, Maria (2017). Priority Early Outreach through Positive Links and Engagement: A Program Evaluation of a Title I School’s Positive Outreach Attendance Program. Advisor: Dr. Julia Chibbaro
  • Mitchell, Janekia K. (2017). Program Evaluation of Veterans Upward Bound:  An Academic Support Program for Student Veterans. Advisor: Dr. Susan Boes
  • Tanner, T. (2022). Program evaluation: Community based mentoring for African American middle school males. Advisor: Dr. Julia Whisenhunt
  • Williams, Stephanie E. (2017). Evaluation of a Ninth Grade Summer Transition Program. Advisor: Dr. Julia Chibbaro
    • Cunnien, Taffey  (2016)  A Retention intervention for First-Year Students with Disabilities in Art and Design Institution:  A Program Evaluation      Advisor:  Dr. Caroline Perjessy

    • Roy, Jon  (2016)  A Computer Assisted Reading Program, Targeting Struggling Readers in a Title 1 Elementary School:  A Program Evaluation  Advisor:  Dr. Susan Boes

    • Cook, Jacqueline Y. (2016). An Evaluation of a Mentoring Program for At-Risk Girls at a Middle School Located in Northwest Georgia. Advisor: Dr. Julia Chibbaro

    • Mahone, LaRia G. (2018). Assessing Preparedness Using Different Levels of Analysis: A Program Evaluation. Advisor: Dr. Matthew Varga

    • Brown Davis, Delawna  (2015)  Career Cruising Matchmaker:  An Evaluation of a Middle School Career Counseling Program Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia

    • Cook, Jacqueline  (2016)  An Evaluation of a Mentoring Program for At-Risk Girls at a Middle School located in Northwest Georgia Advisor:  Dr. Julia Chibbaro

    • Ruff, Sarah Elizabeth   (2015)  Giving Them a Voice:  An Evaluation of the Military Youth Advisory Council in Georgia Advisor:  Dr. Mark Parrish   

  • Temple, Michell Lynette  (2015)    From Process to Outcomes:  An Evaluation of a University's Student Affairs Cultural Program Advisor:  Dr. Mark Parrish

    • Bailey, Jetaun   (2014)  Mentoring African-American Males from a Culturally-Adapted Approach to Reduce Disciplinary Patterns and Practices  Advisor:  Dr. Susan Boes

    • Bass, Erin  (2014)  The Peer Mentoring Program and Student Performance  Advisor:  Dr. Julia Chibbaro

    • Jones, Della  (2014)  Evaluation of a Cross-Age Peer Tutoring Mathematics Program  Advisor:  Dr. Mark Parrish

  • Gonder, Tyrone  (2014)  A Flexible Learning Program for Mathematics Intervention in a Title 1 Elementary School:  A Program Evaluation Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia

    • Davison, Katonya  (2013)  The FOCUS Afterschool Program:  An Evaluation of Participants' Reading and Math Achievement Scores, Discipline Referrals and Attendance
      Advisor:  Dr. Rebecca Stanard

  • Lanier, Larke  (2013)  Effects of Cross-Age Tutoring in Reading with At-Risk First and Second-Grade Students
    Advisor:  Dr. Mark Parrish

  • McDermott, Carolyn (2013)   Amigos:  An Evaluation of a Cross-Age Mentoring Program for Elementary English Language
    Advisor:  Dr. Susan Boes

  • Peek, Sarah, D.  (2013)  Positive Behavior Supports and its Effects on Student Behavior:  A Program Evaluation
    Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia

  • Revere, Dawn E.  (2013)  The Effectiveness of Education 2020 in Comparison to the Traditional Classroom Setting
    Advisor:  Dr. Julia Chibbaro

  • Sargent, Wes  (2013)  Developmental Career Counseling in Higher Education:  A Program Evaluation Study
    Advisor:  Dr. Rebecca Stanard

  • Sosa, Sandra  (2013)  Evaluation of Good-Touch/Bad-Touch Program:  A Comprehensive Child Abuse Curriculum with a Focus on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
    Advisor:  Dr. Julia Chibbaro

  • Boisjolie, Stephanie   (2012)  A Collaborative Program to Improve School Attendance Among At-Risk Students:  A Program Evaluation      
    Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia

  • Entrekin, Hayley   (2012)  The Matrix Program:  An Evaluation of a Stimulant Specific Substance Abuse Program      
    Advisor:  Dr. Rebecca Stanard

  • Fincher, Linda   (2012)  The Effect of A/B Scheduling Through Interventions on Achievement:  A Program Evaluation    
    Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia

  • Hill, Jean  (2012)   Partial Implementation of Steps to Respect:  Evaluation of Program Components to Prevent Elementary-Aged Bullying     
    Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia

  • Schmitt, Susan   (2012)  Participation in the Head Sprout Reading Comprehension Program and Differences in Reading Ability of At-Risk Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Students:  A Program Evaluation                 
    Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia

  • Williams, Donjanea   (2012)  Pre-Service Professional Practice and Employability:  A Career Services Program Evaluation Study    
    Advisor:  Dr. Rebecca Stanard

  • Hartline, Julie  (2011)  Training School Counselors to Close the Achievement GAP Advisor: Dr. Debra Cobia
  • Nguyen, Helen  (2011)  Students in the Middle:  The Influence of Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) on Middle and High School Students' Academic Achievement and Academic Decision Making Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia
  • Richardson, Julia  (2011)  Promoting Developmental Assets among High School Freshmen:  The Link Crew Program      
    Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia
  • Ruddell, Mandy  (2011)  Love & Logic:  Influence on Teacher Student Relationships and Classroom Climate  Advisor:  Dr. Debra Cobia