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Oral Defense

Oral Defense Information

The DocStudy/Dissertation oral conference should be scheduled to take place no sooner than the day following the Form & Style Review due date.

Presentation Templates

Here are a few oral presentation templates to get you started in preparing for your oral presentation.  If a template is not listed for your program; this program currently does not provide generic models for the oral presentation. Please, reach out to your committee chair to determine the appropriate materials to prepare and the process that will be used in the call

Oral Defense Archives (Listen to Oral Defenses)

Student Name: Sanam Sarahbi
Program:
PhD in Psychology
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Exploring the Phenomenology of How the Doctor-Patient Relationship Plays a Role in Cardiovascular Disease Patient Resiliency
Link: 
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/kimberly_mccann_mail_waldenu_edu/ERo6cOb2EIhDonz8lFJRqqwBGA4zF3dMVBjdix96PYAoFg?e=1t8hyd

 

Student Name: Lauren Falgout
Program: PhD in Psychology
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Exploring Motivation to Adhere among CrossFit Exercise Participants
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/kimberlee_bonura_mail_waldenu_edu/EdTZgGDISBdEr3mbecQ40pMBmcoQc8GzKCdArK1L-Kolag?e=BzPhJr

 

Student Name: Epiphane Awokou
Program:
PhD in Public Health
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Prophylactic Antimalarial Intermittent Preventive Therapy in Pregnancy and Birth Weight in Togo
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/hadi_danawi_mail_waldenu_edu/ETPCIFOm5gVCuVqVATyCzeIBExfqKwccqa17VssZhseU7A?e=bKJlyV

 

Student Name: Roland Lankah
Program:
PhD in Public Health
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Risk Factors of Infant Mortality Among Sub-Saharan Immigrants in the U.S
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/michael_brunet_mail_waldenu_edu/ERTnlk3DGAVEkLvQSHMG1x4BNDSaCJe2E16-N53erXKM2g?e=LfNAvj

 

Student Name: Karen Grant
Program:
PhD in Management
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Servant Leadership on Burnout among Physicians in Residency Training
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/hyuk_kim_mail_waldenu_edu/ES41LvLmN8pAv33UAFpPUU0BhdCtjYdN7A2WPgmKUzUqNA?e=ksc6Hd

 

Student Name: Julia Jackson
Program: PhD in Management
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Financial Illiteracy and Minority Small Business Failure
Link: 
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/david_bouvin_mail_waldenu_edu/EU98rAY2N5JHo6r1ibKw8nQBRgeBqDgNwlf3amlRYbCvdg?e=LG1y66

 

Student Name: Kevin Richard Powers
Program:
PhD in Criminal Justice
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
The Impact of Wrongful Death Lawsuits on Police Officers
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/tamara_mouras_mail_waldenu_edu/EZwzG0SYTqZKp1g31FarhXABFgMkqu5qCbyQo3F8trKqKw?e=WKkq59

 

Student Name: Crystal Schoeder
Program:
PhD in Criminal Justice
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Perspectives of Key Court Personnel on the Prosecution of Domestic Violence Cases
Link: 
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/daniel_jones3_mail_waldenu_edu/Eaq_F2_u8AZDrpjgmylCzy4BJ8A6NS8kDaSzNuGngK9XzQ?e=SBg8dg

 

Student Name: Michael Stanley
Program:
PhD in Public Policy Administration
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Access to Civil Justice in America and Technology-Based Legal Resources 
Link: 
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/mark_devirgilio_mail_waldenu_edu/EQOEwlZEOa1JqbFQP8QNLrwBshoFhojNEK5-pUdokOzClQ?e=X4PWJa

 

Student Name: Sonya Johnson
Program:
PhD in Public Policy Administration
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
An Exploration of the Impact of Organizational Subculture on Ethical Decision Making in Policing
Link: 
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/gregory_koehle_mail_waldenu_edu/EaWWOcaR_AJHo8sv0cpWmpgByWEfievoNJJ-iIU3ESuePQ?e=nmIQUX

 

Student Name: Sabrina Johnson
Program:
PhD in Education
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Urban Administrators Perspectives of Exclusionary Discipline Techniques and the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/felicia_blacher-wilson_mail_waldenu_edu/EYf1wNw1smBKjWSEuKgtC1cBeKk1UTSfioAKjKtQIULtMw?e=iv822w

 

Student Name: Jacqueline Roehl
Program:
PhD in Education
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Secondary Educator Experiences Using Social Media to Influence Students’ Empowerment Skills
Link: 
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/darci_harland_mail_waldenu_edu/Eaxrmveq-2hLmkkymKPXv4cBZDriDVXsrXOvKQO6_Bc2lQ?e=eBUryp  

 
Student Name: Torrenzo Moore
Program:
PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Exploring the Experiences of Black Male School Counselors in US Public Schools
Link: 
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/leann_morgan_mail_waldenu_edu/EWt2rs_8a75JkYt3cyhh078B3gg24RxTz_6pX7VT2FT_Cw?e=Bnl9zT

 

Student Name: Jessica Banik
Program: PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic: The Lived Experiences of Gatekeepers in Counselor Education Training Programs
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/katherine_coule_mail_waldenu_edu/Eb94gr08FAFHth-m1mZsfKoBumeFQFHA6hG2r-1zAwSIeA?e=GkN4iv

 

Student Name: Rachel Armstead
Program:
Doctor of Social Work
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic: Exploring Child Welfare Workers’ Cultural Competency for Clients in Poverty
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/elizabeth_walker5_mail_waldenu_edu/EQ9TiH7Ft7FEvoZXaF1wqlIBHGL68J3MJazC78FXn0yFcA?e=iZaYSf

 

Student Name: Sandra Ogbonna
Program:
Doctor of Social Work
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Aging Out of Foster Care and Support Services: An Exploratory Study
Link: 
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/brittany_peters_mail_waldenu_edu/EeEnHIdIOz9AuXD7fCqREx0BiFsuMAReaZy58CBHg4Xbzg?e=AgEZnk

 

Student Name: Heather Marzenski
Program:
Doctorate in Education
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic: Teachers’ Perspectives of Literacy Instruction with Autistic Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/ellen_scales_mail_waldenu_edu/EVbVej6S_RJIup5CormlQLQBDBk5mzR1mCBM_97pdi3kag?e=rwOlfO

 

Student Name: Hester Mallory
Program:
Doctorate in Education
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
General Education Teachers’ Self-Efficacy Perceptions on Teaching Students with Disabilities
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/nicolae_nistor_mail_waldenu_edu/Ebj5HubjueVNmKNKRIC31GgBYaDkQDieUn8KVqXIghxn4A?e=eTRFNC

Student Name: Debra McIntyre
Program:
Doctor of Psychology
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
A Behavioral Healthcare Approach to At-Risk Youth Substance Prevention Program Development
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/mark_arcuri_mail_waldenu_edu/EYkDIYcalexJmCOY0DjwG1cBWavAd6qH4x6hjCRV7I3HEg?e=wh5x3S

 

Student Name: Sadio Green
Program:
Doctor of Psychology
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Fibroid Prevalence in African American Women and the Response of Healthcare Providers        
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/frederica_hendricks-noble_mail_waldenu_edu/Ec_urmRTKoVEgM0mX3q5bKgBY0YJQXw_58xu36MpJ-2OCg?e=qKj2d4

 

Student Name: Charity Adams
Program:
Doctor of Business Administration
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Strategies to Grow and Sustain Hair Salons  
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/james_glenn_mail_waldenu_edu/Eegme0sI4_NKpw_-kZmhvkIB-SlJAmOZ8ZWtWvZz3GyNRw?e=8ifI2c

 

Student Name: Katie Landgraf
Program:
Doctor of Business Administration
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Family-Friendly Policies and Accountant Turnover
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/lisa_pearo_mail_waldenu_edu/EWUafAyXrjpBubY8xK4Rlf0BbcqxetNt-G56lArDnNe3AA?e=CGd4dK

 

Student Name: Patricia Stone
Program:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Increasing Nurse Manager Knowledge of Authentic Leadership
Link: 
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/andrea_tatkon-coker_mail_waldenu_edu/Ef2g420g5TpIho5I00LEb5YBHGrGryWA3ZxtOdbdXzbMyg?e=3ZvNt3

 

Student Name: Agnes White
Program:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic: Educational Strategies for Healthcare Providers of Postpartum Women with Substance Use Disorder

Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/robert_mcwhirt2_mail_waldenu_edu/ESqk0CC6StlHmOoRiLJTPdcB8q_JpRDYL_BWrAnBwUNuHg?e=38q045

 

Student Name: Delcina Augustin Doreus
Program:
Doctor of Public Health
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic: Whole Health- Peer Pathway and Conventional Medicine to Promote Health in Diabetic Veterans
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/patrick_dunn2_mail_waldenu_edu/EXjIGIg__A5GjOnyUeHLN3gBvI2kZxn_KsW7ghxncSBA2Q?e=xyEDp2

 

Student Name: Amber Purdie
Program:
Doctor of Public Health
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Effectiveness of Cancer Survivorship Plans on the Emotional, Psychosocial, and Physical Well-being of Breast Cancer Survivors
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/jeanne_connors_mail_waldenu_edu/EdYtrnQhyblNtkD49Qhwu_0BEe6PJHHQD0veBfYca23wnQ?e=kePaf6

 

Student Name: Jim Omaraye
Program:
Doctor of Healthcare Administration
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic: Association of Surgical Site Infections Related to Hospital Size and Urban and Rural Locations in California  
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/miriam_ross_mail_waldenu_edu/EcTwGhdIkMBLgkaiFYw9n0gBP80KHygvOA8kANAWOfNWfg?e=hQJnv2

 

Student Name: Breanne Hines
Program:
Doctor of Healthcare Administration
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Retrospective and Forecasting Analysis of Increased  Long Term Care Demand in Niagara
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/matt_frederiksenengland_mail_waldenu_edu/Ee72JSAfRqhAi3Sta9gk33UBjWPgIAVKNMmYSwp8ircPwQ?e=c9td3s

 

Student Name: Rabie Khabouze
Program:
Doctor of Information Technology
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Modernization of Legacy Information Technology Systems 
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/daniel_wagner_mail_waldenu_edu/EXAo_vVviXhFpZ2o5J0mIkkBeWg4XJ2xcYrMrawYHrl1UA?e=hHt8gD

 

Student Name: Veronica Dooly
Program:
Doctor of Information Technology
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Strategies to Monitor and Deter Cyberloafing in Small Businesses 
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/jodine_burchell2_mail_waldenu_edu/EaYWtpndLfNBtR4QW2rbSwcB0iKC6SKqgXy-FyN2xp9lDw?e=upf2zU

 

All information contained within these recordings is the intellectual property of the student. This information may not be replicated without proper citation. For proper citation instructions, please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association (6th Edition), section 4.16, item 70.

Sample citation:
Guerguis, J. (2014). Mental health therapists' attitudes on the adoption of evidence-based practices and organizational culture [Dissertation oral defense; MP3 file]. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.


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