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Office of Student Research Administration: 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:  Ebony Coleman
Program: PhD in Psychology
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic: An Exploration of Mental Health Practitioners’ Perceptions of Ethical Requirements and Self-Care as Means to Maintain Professional Competence
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=a00317cb-19e0-484f-857f-a7759648a2fa.rpm

 

Student Name:  Lawanda Harmon (Thomas)
Program: PhD in Psychology
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic: Predictors of African American Attitudes Toward Mental Health Services: An Ecological Perspective
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=a97a419f-db2f-485e-857c-9f26a944829f.rpm

 

Student Name:  Enid Alvarez
Program: PhD in Management
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic: Information Sources that Influence the Financial Literacy of Puerto Rican College Students
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=26241f91-33a4-453d-ae9c-4a9fec5ca41d.rpm

 

Student Name:  Michelle Maus
Program: PhD in Management
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic: Examining the Relationship between Organizational Climate and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors within Hospitals
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=d996d7ad-86ff-4e90-8de3-e1246a859a6d.rpm
 

Student Name:  Shahila Edwards-grey
Program: PhD in Criminal Justice
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic: A Description of Homophobia in Jamaica and its Impact on the Victimization of Homosexual Adult Males in St. James
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=af4bc90b-496c-47bf-b9f7-d5fa997d24c1.rpm

 

Student Name:  Chasidy Phelps 
Program: PhD in Criminal Justice
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic: Student Experiences in Alternative Schools: Perspectives on Facilitators and Barriers for Positive Disciplinary Outcomes
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=8cb25fb9-ead9-49c3-a3b3-36d42c4077e0.rpm

 

Student Name:  Nicole Goodman 
Program: PhD in Public Policy Administration
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic: Academic Accountability among Public and Charter School Principals 
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=5908d1ff-8ef5-43bd-b600-0377a3799f86.rpm

 

Student Name:  Frederica Doctor
Program: PhD in Public Policy Administration
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic: An Analysis of Servant Leadership in Russian-American Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) Partnerships
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=90a44f38-10c9-4fb9-bf49-07f1d28ba106.rpm

 

Student Name:  Donisha Bailey
Program: PhD in Education
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic: The Collaboration Experiences of Elementary School Intervention Specialists in Inclusive Classroom Settings
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=a639dd9d-2305-4f6c-8bb8-1190364a67b8.rpm

 

Student Name:  Batsheva Berger
Program: Doctor of Social Work
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic: Understanding Rehabilitation Options for Gang Affiliated Male African American Juvenile Delinquents
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=e5136408-9fc1-4109-9240-3ad39e4b4af0.rpm

 

Student Name:  Dorothy Goulart
Program: Doctor of Social Work
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic: How Social Workers’ Perceptions as Mandated Reporters May Impact Reporting Suspected Child Abuse
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=5f4043d3-0b94-46a1-aca2-b644ed119295.rpm


Student Name:  Ashley Keaton 
Program: PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic: Cross-cultural mentoring of racially and ethnically diverse counselor educators: A grounded theory study
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=99bdecfa-8913-4af5-934d-23f6ad4216d7.rpm

 

Student Name:  Venus Usanga
Program: Doctorate in Education
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic: Examining Teachers’ Knowledge, Planning, and Use of Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=c802536d-836c-41ed-ac0c-9d2444330bfc.rpm

 

Student Name:  Cynthia Fitzwilliams-Heck
Program: Doctorate in Education
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:  Experiences and Practices of Environmental Adult Education Participants Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=1b490bfd-c150-4cfb-be5c-76d075e08c60.rpm

 

Student Name: Yohannes Debasai
Program: Doctor of Business Administration
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic: Strategies Healthcare Managers Use to Reduce Hospital Acquired Infections
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=94984fb6-c396-4c0a-a498-afce11d099b9.rpm

 

Student Name:  Wayne Fillilngim
Program: Doctor of Business Administration
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic: Small Business Sustainability in the U.S. Rocky Mountains during Boom-Bust Cycles
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=43b924eb-3324-4797-82f0-6868c6d62d7d.rpm

 

Student Name: Darla Hardy
Program: Doctor of Nursing Practice
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic: Developing a Clinical Practice Guideline for Improving Communication During Transitions of Care
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=5cd93ac2-9a30-4395-aa98-a84d12970147.rpm

 

Student Name:  Deborah Stakelin
Program: Doctor of Nursing Practice
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic: Education for Cultural Competence to Decrease Advanced Stage Breast Cancer in an Appalachian Kentucky Population
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=05b1f49c-4421-415f-9867-8cfb40f29770.rpm
 

Student Name:  Edmund Eghan
Program: PhD in Public Health
Type of Call: Proposal Oral
Presentation Topic: Factors Associated with Maternal Mortality in Greater Accra Ghana 2016 Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=deafaa90-8574-40f2-92fd-3b21e6614e9b.rpm

 

Student Name:  Letha Thomas
Program: Doctor of Public Health
Type of Call: Dissertation Oral Defense
Presentation Topic:  Maternal Characteristics and the Risk of Cleft Lip and Palate in the United States 
Link: https://wp0.teleconferencingcenter.com/playback/archive?id=b3998fa4-e7cd-436a-8a88-47a5db92061f.rpm

 

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 Psychological 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.
Please contact crq@mail.waldenu.edu if you have any problems