Alumni & Research

Global Executive Ed.D. alumni remain very involved with the current students of the program. If interested in speaking with any of them, please email geedd@rossier.usc.edu.

Alumni Profiles

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Anja Abney Anja Abney EdD ’17
Dissertation: Factors Contributing To The Matriculation Of Saudi Arabian Students In The U.S. Academic System: An Evaluation Study
Country: Germany

Kiley Adolph Kiley Adolph EdD ’16
Dissertation: Establishing Domestic Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Programs in the Global Market: An Innovation Study
Country: USA

Fawzi Ali Al-Ajji Fawzi Ali Al-Ajji EdD ’15
Dissertation: Improving Math Achievement at Al Cornish Primary School
Country: Qatar

Catherine Atwell Catherine Atwell EdD ’18
Dissertation: Critical Thinking, Global Mindedness and Curriculum in a Saudi Arabian Secondary School
Country: USA

Sana Al Buainain Sana Al-Buainain EdD ’17
Dissertation: Designing a Social Entrepreneurship Coaching Model, for Entrepreneurs
Country: Qatar

Turki Al-Mahmoud Turki Abdulla Al-Mahmoud EdD ’17
Dissertation: Evaluation of Career Development Counseling in Public High Schools in Qatar
Country: Qatar

Faisal Al Ali Faisal Al Ali EdD ’17
Dissertation: Increasing the Number of Petroleum Engineering Students in the United Arab Emirates
Country: United Arab Emirates

Azizullah Amir Azizullah Amir EdD ’17
Dissertation: Recruitment of Women Faculty to Staff a Gender Appropriate University in Afghanistan: An Innovation Study
Country: Afghanistan

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Alison Badgett Alison Badgett EdD ’17
Dissertation: Integrating Education for Social Justice and Social Innovation: A Gap Analysis of a Program Innovation to Increase Justice-Oriented Action
Country: USA

Christopher Bankston Christopher Bankston EdD ’17
Dissertation: The TOEFL Exam Gateway: Understanding Performance Factors Among Community College Students
Country: USA

Nancy Bjorklund-Gass Nancy Bjorklund EdD ’18
Dissertation: Standards as Drivers of Internationalization
Country: USA

Ruth Claire Black Ruth Claire Black EdD ’16
DissertationCoaching to Increase Retention in Online Degree Completion Programs
Country: USA

Candice Bledsoe Candice Bledsoe EdD ’14
DissertationThe Importance of Being a Global Citizen: Creating & Implementing a Global Education Curriculum for Urban, At-Risk Students
Country: USA

Russell Brodie Russell Brodie EdD ’15
DissertationIncreasing Study Abroad Completion at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU)
Country: USA

Angie Broeckel Angie Broeckel EdD ’17
Dissertation: Service-Learning and Character Development: An Analysis of Up with People Resulting in a Model of Global Citizens for Servant Leadership
Country: USA

Geeta Bidasha Brown Geeta Bidasha Brown EdD ’17
Dissertation: Retention of Online Students in an Addiction Education Counseling Associates Degree Program: A Gap Analysis
Country: USA

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Eric Canny Eric Canny EdD ’16
DissertationSystemic Multilayered Assessment of Global Awareness in Undergraduate Students: An Innovation Study
Country: USA

Elizabeth Chan Elizabeth Chan EdD ’16
DissertationCompliance training in multicultural workplaces: A gap analysis
Country: USA

Iris Chang Iris Chang EdD ’15
DissertationIncreasing International Student Enrollment at a Taiwanese University: A Gap Analysis
Country: Taiwan

Daniel Chatham Daniel Chatham EdD ’16
DissertationCreating a Comprehensive Professional Development Program for MBA Students: A Needs Analysis
Country: USA

Estella YM Chen Estella Y.M. Chen EdD ’17
Dissertation: Understanding Student Persistence in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): An Evaluation Study
Country: Taiwan

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Brittany Barker Brittany Debity-Barker EdD ’18
Dissertation: Girls in STEM: The Underrepresented Trajectory in Tennessee:  An Innovation Study
Country: USA

Adrian Donato Adrian Donato EdD ’16
DissertationLinking Shared Governance and the Strategic Planning Processes: An Innovation Study
Country: USA

Leeanne Dunsmore Leeanne Dunsmore EdD ’15
DissertationPartnering with the Private Sector to Increase Graduate Enrollments: A Gap Analysis in a School of International Affairs
Country: USA

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Kona Facia Freeman Nepay Kona-Facia Freeman-Nepay EdD ’17
Dissertation: Creating A Language Immersion Teacher Recruitment and Development Pipeline: Understanding the Motivations and Needs of the Prospective Candidate
Country: USA

Eric Fung Eric Fung EdD ’17
Dissertation: Attracting and Retaining Talent: Improving the Impacts of Workplace Mentorship
Country: Hong Kong

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Crissy Gayagas Crissy Gayagas EdD ’18
Dissertation: Assessing and Articulating the Impact of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies: An Innovation Study
Country: USA

Frank Gettridge Frank Gettridge EdD ’18
Dissertation: The Achievement Gap: The Principal and Children’s Literacy Initiative
Country: USA

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Sheikh Lukman Hamid Sheikh Lukman Hamid EdD ’15
DissertationImplementing Competency Based Education Training to a Technical and Vocational Institute in Brunei: A Gap Analysis
Country: Brunei

Howard Hisa Howard Hao-Chun Hsia EdD ’14
DissertationTeacher Proficiency in Soft Skills Instruction to Culinary Students at Kai Ping Culinary School: A Gap Analysis
Country: Taiwan

Fang-Ping Huang Fang-Ping Lena Huang EdD ’14
DissertationIncreasing Student Enrollment at Kao Yuan University
Country: Taiwan

Ameena Hussain Ameena Hussain EdD ’16
DissertationBuilding Local Capacity in Student Affairs at a National University in Qatar: A Gap Analysis
Country: Qatar

Kai-Li Hwang Kai-Li Hwang EdD ’18
Dissertation: Diversity Initiatives in a California Independent School: From Plans to Reality
Country: USA

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Chio Heng Kenneth Iong Chio Heng Kenneth Iong EdD ’15
DissertationIncreasing International Student Enrollment at Saint Louis School: A Gap Analysis
Country: USA

Kenneth Ito Kenneth Ito EdD ’15
DissertationIncreasing Math Achievement at Hakipu’u Learning Center: A Gap Analysis
Country: USA

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Abdulhannan Kareem Abdulhannan Kareem EdD ’15
DissertationIncreasing Partnerships Between Education and Industry in the United Arab Emirates: A Gap Analysis
Country: United Arab Emirates

Sultan Karmostaji Sultan Karmostaji EdD ’14
DissertationIncreasing Emiratisation in Engineering Faculty Positions at the Higher Colleges of Technology
Country: United Arab Emirates

Dulcie Kermah Dulcie Kermah EdD ’15
DissertationIncreasing 9th Grade Students’ Proficiency in Mathematics : A Gap Analysis of a Private School in Ghana
Country: USA

Victor Koong Victor Koong EdD ’16
DissertationChild-centered, Play-based Curriculum at a Hong Kong Kindergarten and Nursery: A Gap Analysis
Country: Hong Kong

Gada Korayim Gada Korayim EdD ’16
DissertationImproving Educational Attainment at a Bridge Program in Saudi Arabia: A Gap Analysis
Country: Saudi Arabia

Katerina Kuagina Katerina Kulagina EdD ’14
DissertationEstablishing the Presence of Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies in the Russian Federation: A Gap Analysis
Country: USA

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Hannah Lee Hannah Lee EdD ’16
DissertationFostering Competent Instructional Systems Specialists at the Instructional Systems Technology Program
Country: South Korea

Jamie Lee Jamie Lee EdD ’18
Dissertation: Expanding Bilingualism and Biliteracy Through a Student-Centered Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Secondary Schools: An Innovation Gap Analysis
Country: USA

Patrick Liew Patrick Liew EdD ’15
DissertationIncreasing Recruitment of Customers for a Financial Education Program: A Gap Analysis
Country: Singapore

Michael Lindsay Michael Lindsay EdD ’16
DissertationDefining and Operationalizing the Proficiencies Necessary to Execute Missional Statement Concepts of Student Spiritual Development at Rio International School: An Innovation Gap Analysis Study
Country: USA

Li Liu Li Liu EdD ’18
Dissertation: The Influence of Internationalization and Localization’s Integration on Expatriate Teacher Retention in an International School in a Developing World Context
Country:China

Arturo Michael Lozano Michael Lozano EdD ’15
DissertationIncreasing English Performance in Chinese Schools: A Gap Analysis
Country: China

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Nefertiti Makeda Nefertiti Makeda EdD ’18
Dissertation: Making a Case for Teaching Religious Literacy in Ethiopian Schools: An Innovation Study
Country: Ethiopia

Michael McAlister Michael McAlister EdD ’18
Dissertation: Deepening Awareness: The Integration of Mindfulness Practices in United States High Schools
Country: USA

Kathryn McFarland Kathryn McFarland EdD ’15
DissertationSelf-Regulation Plans and Online Student Persistence: A Gap Analysis
Country: USA

Troy Mcvey Troy McVey EdD ’17
Dissertation: Improved Student Success At CSU Dominguez Hills: A Promising Practice Study
Country: Guam (USA)

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Joseph Nettikaden Joseph Nettikaden EdD ’14
DissertationInvestigating the Lack of Use of Technology by Teachers for Instructional Activities in the Classroom: A Gap Analysis
Country: USA

Mary Anna Noveck Mary Anna Noveck EdD ’14
DissertationPrimary Completion and Achievement for 8th Grade Girls in Rural Ethiopia: A Gap Analysis Model for Gender Inequities
Country: USA

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Rhonda Parks Rhonda Parks EdD ’15
DissertationThe Increasing Need for Global Education in Kindergarten to Grade 12 Curriculum: A Gap Analysis
Country: USA

Wilson Peters Wilson Peters EdD ’17
Dissertation: Next Generation Science Standards Implementation in K-12 Hawaiian Language Immersion Classrooms in the State of Hawai’i: An Evaluation Study
Country: USA

Ing Phansavath Ing Phansavath EdD ’15
DissertationCreating Excellent Learning Experiences: A Gap Analysis of a University Extension Program
Country: USA

Charles Prince Charles Prince EdD ’18
Dissertation: Advancing Retention Strategies at a Historically Black College & University
Country: United Kingdom

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Raymundo Reyes Raymundo Reyes EdD ’18
Dissertation: Leading the Country in TVET: Don Bosco Technical Vocational Education and Training Center
Country: USA

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Brenda Sinclair Brenda Sinclair EdD ’15
DissertationImproving Early Grade Reading Instruction in Ghana: A Discrepancy Gap Analysis
Country: USA

Aaron Smith Aaron Smith EdD ’18
Dissertation: Closing the “College Aspirations – Enrollment Gap” in America’s Urban Public High Schools: An Innovation Study
Country: USA

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Shamsiah Z. K. Tajuddin Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati Tajuddin EdD ’14
DissertationThe Impact of Elementary School Leadership on Student Achievement: A Gap Analysis
Country: USA

Michèle Turner Michèle Turner EdD ’14
DissertationInstitutional Diversity Policy Improvement Through the Lens of Black Alumni Stakeholder Leadership
Country: USA

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Matthew Weaver Matthew Weaver EdD ’16
DissertationAir Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Minority Cadet Recruitment and Retention: A Gap Analysis
Country: USA

Jennifer Weinman Jennifer Sarah Weinman EdD ’14
DissertationIncreasing International Student Application and Enrollment to a Branch Campus
Country: China

Alexandra Wilcox Alexandra Wilcox EdD ’16
DissertationImpact of Education and Training on Entrepreneurial Engagement in a Global, Virtual Organization: An Innovation Study
Country: USA

John Wilkerson John Wilkerson EdD ’18
Dissertation: Improving International Student Enrollment Strategies at Public Research Universities: A Gap Analysis
Country: USA

Nigel Winnard Nigel Winnard EdD ’17
Dissertation: The Role of Divisional Principals in Teacher Retention in East African International Schools
Country: United Kingdom

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Yongfei Zhao Yongfei Zhao EdD ’18
Dissertation: Chinese Students’ Preparedness for University Studies in the US
Country:China