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Doctoral degree recipients recognized at graduate ceremony

WKU recognized the spring and summer 2016 recipients of its doctoral degree programs in Physical Therapy, Educational Leadership and Nursing Practice on Friday night (May 13) at the graduate ceremony of its 179th Commencement.

Educational Leadership Doctoral Program graduates

WKU recognized doctoral degree recipients at the graduate ceremony on May 13. (WKU photo by Diddle Arena)

WKU recognized doctoral degree recipients at the graduate ceremony on May 13. (WKU photo by Diddle Arena)

Graduates of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program are (name, hometown, dissertation title): Sharlene Sameon Garces Baragona of Bowling Green, Christian Nonprofit CEOs: Ethical Idealism, Relativism, and Motivation; Amber Scott Belt of Bowling Green, Does Global Citizenship Education Predict Identification With All Humanity?; Meena Mann of Bowling Green, Hearing and Deaf Teachers’ Lived Experiences at a Residential School For The Deaf: A Phenomenological Study; John David Marshall of Louisville, Teacher Responsiveness to Engaging African American Males: A Qualitative Examination of Inclusion and Understanding; Evgenia Jane Mauzy of Woodbridge, Virginia, Students’ Perceptions of a Teacher Leader Master’s Program; Daniel J. Super of Bowling Green, Escaping the Remedial Curse: An Evaluation of the Impact of a Credit-Bearing Alternative to Traditional Developmental Education.

Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates

WKU's Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2016 participated in a hooding ceremony on May 13.

WKU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2016 participated in a hooding ceremony on May 13.

The inaugural graduates of WKU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy are (name, hometown, final project title): Whitney Ryan Allen of Elizabethtown, Weight-bearing and non-weight bearing ankle dorsiflexion and the relationship to functional performance; Alexis Elizabeth Anderson of Lancaster, Whole body vibration affects performance during the Wingate Anaerobic Test; Allison Elizabeth Pare Baston of Tompkinsville, Comparisons of navicular drop, foot pressures, and sensory organization with and without orthotic insoles; Devin D. Bell of Columbia, Comparison and reliability of gravity-resisted and gravity-minimized hip and knee flexion/extension torque production as measured by a hand-held dynamometer; Rett Coode of Maryville, Tennessee, Comparison and reliability of gravity-resisted and gravity-minimized hip and knee flexion/extension torque production as measured by a hand-held dynamometer; David Dahl of Bowling Green, Gait Parameters and Variability during short and long distance walk tests in healthy young and older adults; Katie M. DiTommaso of Fort Wright, Comparison of functional activities on structural changes of the inferior patella pole; April D. Ford of Bowling Green, The relationship of weight-bearing ankle dorsiflexion and functional performance; D. Brianne Fortney of Beechmont, Neither dynamic warmup nor static stretching affect measures of power and fatigue during vigorous cycling; Megan Nicole Fuller of Bowling Green, Reliability and Concurrent Validity of a Smartphone Application and Universal Goniometer to Quantify Hip Passive Mobility; Dominique K. Goutsis of Vancouver, British Columbia, Whole body vibration affects performance during the Wingate Anaerobic Test; Lorelei B. Gunn of Brentwood, Tennessee, Gait Parameters and Variability during short and long distance walk tests in healthy young and older adults; Timothy L. Hall of Nebo, Whole body vibration affects performance during the Wingate Anaerobic Test; James B. Harlan of Henderson, Gait Parameters and Variability during short and long distance walk tests in healthy young and older adults; Jacob M. Hicks of Owensboro, Comparison and reliability of gravity-resisted and gravity-minimized hip and knee flexion/extension torque production as measured by a hand-held dynamometer; Emily K. Hubbuch of Nashville, Tennessee, Weight-bearing and non-weight bearing ankle dorsiflexion and the relationship to functional performance; Tom W. Jones of Bowling Green, Comparison and reliability of gravity-resisted and gravity-minimized hip and knee flexion/extension torque production as measured by a hand-held dynamometer; Cristina J. Macke of North Las Vegas, Nevada, Comparison of the Duration of Different Stretching Techniques on Hamstring Flexibility; Kelli Wray McKinney of Lebanon Junction, Comparison of Functional Activities on Structural Changes of the Inferior Patellar Pole: A Pilot Study; Lauren Caudill McReynolds of Brownsville, Neither dynamic warmup nor static stretching affect measures of power and fatigue during vigorous cycling; Terrell J. Muse of Somerset, Neither dynamic warmup nor static stretching affect measures of power and fatigue during vigorous cycling; Melissa Reece of Freeburg, Illinois, Effect of sitting, standing, and walking upon physiological measures during a traditional college lecture; Shannon Marie Sims of Bowling Green, Reliability and Concurrent Validity of a Smartphone Application and Universal Goniometer to Quantify Hip Passive Mobility; Laura Smith of Bowling Green, Comparison of the Duration of Different Stretching Techniques on Hamstring Flexibility; Wesley A. Smith of Leitchfield, Comparisons of navicular drop, foot pressures, and sensory organization with and without orthotic insoles; Patrick Clay Stalcup of Burkesville, Comparison of functional activities on structural changes of the inferior patellar pole; Kirsti E. Vittitow of Boston, Comparisons of navicular drop, foot pressures, and sensory organization with and without orthotic insoles; Kimberley Wilson of Summersville, Comparison of the Duration of Different Stretching Techniques on Hamstring Flexibility; Emily Rigney Wright of Danville, Reliability and Concurrent Validity of a Smartphone Application and Universal Goniometer to Quantify Hip Passive Range of Motion; and William Jason Wright of Bowling Green, Effect of sitting, standing, and walking upon physiological measures during a traditional college lecture.

Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates

Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates are (name, hometown, dissertation title): Kara S. Haughtigan of Bowling Green, Occupational Skin Disease Prevention: An Educational Intervention for Cosmetology Students; Kimberly Phillips Link of Bowling Green, Primary Care Provider’s Knowledge of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Screening: An Integrative Review; Janet L. Meyer of Jasper, Indiana, Health Coaching in Faith-Based Community Diabetes Education; Leanna R. Miller of Cottontown, Tennessee, Knowledge and Attitudes of Advance Practice Nurses Concerning Use of Pharmacogenomic Testing; Samantha Lynn Port of Campbellsville, Nursing Interventions to Decrease the Primary Cesarean Section Rate: A Program Evaluation; Vickie L. Shoumake of Springfield, Tennessee, How Does Staff Education Affect Polypharmacy and Adverse Drug Events in the Elderly: An Integrative Review; Dolores Elinora White of Vine Grove, A Pilot Study of Nurses’ Perceived Comfort in Delivering End-of-Life Discussions and Intent to Practice End-of-Life Care.

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