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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: David Davenport
Program:
PhD in Psychology
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Health Care Providers Who Sexually Offend: Exploring Psychosocial Characteristics
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/eric_hickey2_mail_waldenu_edu/EcsjWjl80oRHuYLd1jgJbpQByvXBHI8soC9VOXvUDbN_cA?e=2TTuxF

 

Student Name: Minerva Spurlock
Program: PhD in Psychology
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Psychological Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Males with Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/michael_plasay_mail_waldenu_edu/EQXh2izfYKpFmfjFKRhS1BMBbygtPTiydW34ZWtH_MHP9w?e=t7LA4p

 

Student Name: Riya Joshi
Program:
PhD in Public Health
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Gender Disparities: 5 Years Survival Rates of Elderly Colorectal Cancer Patients with Depression
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/hadi_danawi_mail_waldenu_edu/ERrY7OI00TBNgjy9oM1eOhoBNMnfEEAdJA5rjqc-75Oczw?e=gq3tSN

 

Student Name: Jean Gaffney
Program:
PhD in Public Health
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Understanding Parental Experiences and Obesogenic Behaviors in Children
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/kimberly_dixon-lawson_mail_waldenu_edu/ERaeNrgAJORLsH8uP3SlWrAB-F1XVaEMsjLg6BtGrnTdjw?e=bh4jPy

 

Student Name: Ifechi Umeh
Program:
PhD in Management
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Understanding Management Motivation Strategies and Their Impact on Motivating Healthcare Employees
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/bryan_forsyth_mail_waldenu_edu/EYzImlR7m-NCpdk_j-08FxABtTNVBtii1d_FPLU1YxtXjA?e=LDfKBm

 

Student Name: Joann Hemann
Program: PhD in Management
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Mitigating IT Security Risk in United States Healthcare: A Qualitative Examination of Best Practices
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/danielle_babb_mail_waldenu_edu/EdBNQRdp4vROqKXfAfl4JhQBeRrv_lQhtUR449nvQGiSiw?e=HuQrX0

 

Student Name: Kassahun Sahilu
Program:
PhD in Criminal Justice
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
The Rome Statute and its Significance in combatting impunity for rape in Ethiopia.
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/sean_grier_mail_waldenu_edu/EVMwuVQV5ohLg6AUElabGqYBa84Drj-LYW9Mu9FQFt_WuQ?e=TzcWVu

 

Student Name: Brandi Thomas
Program:
PhD in Criminal Justice
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Assessing Online Content Attractiveness and the Next Generation of Rural Law Enforcement Officers
Link:  https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/robert_spivey_mail_waldenu_edu/EStbbvsKda9AqQ2BbwP_OxAB7YZhqZqFTivtfbnPiWpKlQ?e=yedx7y

 

Student Name: Felix Vescovi
Program:
PhD in Public Policy Administration
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Impacts of Immigration Detention on Sub-Saharan Africa Asylum Seekers
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/susan_baer_mail_waldenu_edu/EfkJAxDkp-hMi673aJqykI8B33uVSoqKxGbSgCJ_0QQp1g?e=1dx8Eh

 

Student Name: Carolyn Smith
Program:
PhD in Public Policy Administration
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Exploring the Employability of Ex-Offenders: Employer Perspectives
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/gregory_campbell2_mail_waldenu_edu/EZ7jY3kEDZBDhWgFUXGxbh0B3a66-cn_JE5dwzFxSE1yZg?e=jmMQqz

 

Student Name: Donna Mack
Program:
PhD in Education
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Middle School Teacher Perceptions on Implementation of the Math Workshop Model
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/donna_gee_mail_waldenu_edu/EQ-y82e1CNZGh7g99UKCxLwBhA28y8EIgq8KAor8dgn2TA?e=q53itk

 

Student Name: Jennette Winters
Program:
PhD in Education
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Teachers’ Perceptions of Using Standards-Based Rubrics to Monitor Student Growth in Teacher Evaluation
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/john_harrison_mail_waldenu_edu/ETLCy2Rf2slDsVJAiOLJaUoBZhfzj2bFMEgFAQLqRhSiMw?e=XTT1rN

 
Student Name: Beverly Richardson
Program:
PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
The Role of Body Image in Latina Adolescents' Experiences while Acculturating
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/katarzyna_peoples_mail_waldenu_edu/EVHmNemmEpNLiYiaHVp5LtYB5OlRebGh4inN6QXrQj-tFA?e=SxIfun

 

Student Name: Belinda Newkirk
Program:
PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Attitudes toward seeking counseling of women residing in public housing
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/geneva_gray_mail_waldenu_edu/EVO7rz16YDZHmNk_RToJgRsBAHDSm_7RNbsRZzGI_tk35w?e=clNlRp

 

Student Name: Ursula Roberts-Allen
Program:
PhD in Nursing
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
The Relationship Between Nurses’ Perception of Work Environment and the Intent to Stay
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/mattie_burton_mail_waldenu_edu/Efj0yKL35GxFhv-KGa6VKIIBz1D6O342qxa62XwxtAzTTg?e=9AGR5L

 

Student Name: Denise Pederson
Program:
PhD in Nursing
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
A Comparison of Interprofessional Collaboration Competencies Among Newly Licensed Registered Nurses
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/janice_long_mail_waldenu_edu/EW7aecEqFapPsUlWLMED5TIBg6dBMVjUAU4Ehx4GwZ8Ycg?e=OjlObE

 

Student Name: Timara Manns
Program:
Doctor of Social Work
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Job Burnout & Role Conflict among Suburban Child Welfare Workers: A Qualitative Study on Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/lakisha_mearidybell_mail_waldenu_edu/Ecg5YW2n2XFAuwQOOcPZaOkBFULCZ7Ac9fHgJaJvXz0xLg?e=cV7sFB

 

Student Name: Lissette Lopez
Program:
Doctor of Social Work
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
The Occupational Experiences of Social Workers in Corrections 
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/alex_casiano_mail_waldenu_edu/EVqTQhFAhtNMiOF4q-87EQsBu0THovbTxCnOCh-psYDVYw?e=YVYSPW

 

Student Name: Kimberly Leonard
Program:
Doctorate in Education
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
An Exploration of Teachers’ Perceptions with PBIS Practices in a K–6 Elementary School
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/donald_wattam_mail_waldenu_edu/EURmQ5nHh9dHrFRJ5tTnbPsBDTDMe_U9YLlqdoz-k9-pzQ?e=iTa2ve

 

Student Name: Charmain Day-Heggie
Program:
Doctorate in Education
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Elementary School Administrators as Instructional Leaders for Improving Student Reading
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/mary_hallums_mail_waldenu_edu/EYY1TzyqCiRGgTonD2bMVqkBjlxpbzC_5I4YWv6JQ28hgA?e=v94qMu


Student Name: Julie Johnson
Program:
Doctor of Psychology
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Organizational Factors Contributing to Mental Health and Wellness in Behavioral Health Leaders
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/mark_arcuri_mail_waldenu_edu/EREY5A_QlntJibg2gQQVImMBLXm5IxZPPCXONQstL6GPCA?e=KgWYBo

 

Student Name: Syreeta Garner
Program:
Doctor of Psychology
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Private Behavioral Health Organizations
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/frederica_hendricks-noble_mail_waldenu_edu/ERSKCTYQSzVGuugk8qTQ74MBQ0bneqFvw-ZRsjcqSXry1Q?e=lW6RUn

 

Student Name: Pamela Connell
Program:
Doctor of Business Administration
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Strategies for Banks Anti-Money Laundering/ Counter-Terrorism Finance Compliance Programs to Protect Financial Systems 
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/james_glenn_mail_waldenu_edu/EXdwOTySxLhEjDxSdZlaTPUBOgTvwKxEOjOd1z30-ONwhA?e=mtzsJX

 

Student Name: Samantha Cooper
Program:
Doctor of Business Administration
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Relationship Between Multiple Train Derailment Causal Factors and the Occurrence of Train Derailment
Link:
https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/meridith_wentz_mail_waldenu_edu/EWOeayr_O7lIpO42eavXqFcB2boiEvf8LOT1BN32nvAxMA?e=yLtRzg

 

Student Name: Marinette Garrison
Program:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Staff Education to Improve Safe Use of Antipsychotic Medication in an Outpatient Clinic
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/mattie_burton_mail_waldenu_edu/EZhvrUNJPVdNq7L_Dg0q4jcBAF5gy2R8uYaiRxg-IAX42A?e=qqXGBk

 

Student Name: Stephanie Weatherly
Program:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Behavioral Health Audit Tool Implementation and Health Care Documentation Compliance Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/barbara_niedz_mail_waldenu_edu/EYFJQ2WYN8NIsf1GYUt7tGcBbA4u_iHGe0gMk2OY6T6EuA?e=pmgZbF

 

Student Name: Layal Mansour
Program:
Doctor of Public Health
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
5-Year Cervical Cancer Survival Rates by Stage at Diagnosis, Race and Place of Residence in Georgia, USA
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/vasileios_margaritis_mail_waldenu_edu/EVccQD3qFHNKtgsryIUbUxIBU8KV1DY1Qbhdp0Ip5pyj3w?e=ViDTZz

 

Student Name: Temple Jagha
Program:
Doctor of Public Health
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Social-Ecological Factors Affecting Marijuana Use Among Young Adults in the United States
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/marylou_gutierrez_mail_waldenu_edu/ERsiHuxn-WVFmf1As2n1b2QBLuzCEM9tT31B1Q1G9Y_DHA?e=QoYeds

 

Student Name: Heather O’Connell
Program:
Doctor of Healthcare Administration
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic: Effect of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program on COPD Readmissions and Costs
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/miriam_ross_mail_waldenu_edu/Edq5v6bt0RxLog3BrgrEsR0B9Wj1Olf8gQOWttGA-h54iw?e=KTwLZc

 

Student Name: Miracle Howard
Program:
Doctor of Healthcare Administration
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
The Impact of Inpatient Boarding in North Carolina Emergency Departments
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/rabeh_hijazi_mail_waldenu_edu/EexM0exXij9BirzViAtk6nIBzdxTpu-ESXBuP64BxOzMnw?e=3XTsQw

 

Student Name: Melisa Joyner
Program:
Doctor of Information Technology
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic:
Strategies Using Threat Intelligence to Detect Advanced Persistent Threats: A Qualitative Case Study

Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/gary_griffith_mail_waldenu_edu/EZOZXoqnxqVCquJT_NI-NQEB1dLJtZhQUB3DdYKzFoFE7w?e=0jDn4e

 

Student Name: Marc Rangel
Program:
Doctor of Information Technology
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:
Military Breaking Boundaries Implementing Third-Party Cloud Computing Practices for Data Storage
Link: https://laureatena-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/bob_duhainy_mail_waldenu_edu/EbmI5omriPlIj3ZCLgoTEJ0B4yBkgh8sgrwN9XmJ4r8xgQ?e=68XweU

 

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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