2019 Dissertation Defenses

November 15, 2019
202 Rockwell Hall
2:30 pm

Daniel Strom Gruner


Frontline in mental healthcare: A discourse analytic clinical ethnography of crisis intervention team trainings for corrections

Director: Dr. Derek Hook
Readers: Drs. Barnard and Fein


November 8, 2019
202 Rockwell Hall
10:00 am

Kai Le Page Bekkeli

Towards Collaboration: A comparative, longitudinal, conversation analysis of change in talk-in-interaction in psychotherapy

Director: Dr. Alexander Kranjec
Readers: Drs. Goicoechea and Koelsch


May 6, 2019
2:00 pm, Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

Ashley Gill, M.A.

Reclaiming Embodiment: An existential-phenomenological exploration of women's tattoos

Director: Eva Simms, Ph.D.
Readers: Susan Goldberg, Ph.D., and Lori Koelsch, Ph.D.


April 29, 2019
2:00 pm, room 301 Rockwell Hall

Celeste Pietrusza

Kink in flux: BDSM theory & sexual praxis

Director: Dr. Lori Koelsch
Readers: Drs. Suzanne Barnard, and Derek Hook


April 8, 2019

10:00 a.m., 202 Rockwell

Patrick O'Brien

The Yips: A phenomenological investigation into the experience of a lost movement

Director: Eva Simms, Ph.D.
Readers: Alexander Kranjec, Ph.D., and Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D.,


March 22, 2019

3:30 pm, Rangos outdoor patio if weather permitting
202 Rockwell Hall if raining

Dorothy Cashore

Listen for the desert: An ecopsychological autoethnography

Director: Will Adams, Ph.D.
Readers: Suzanne Barnard, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Fein, Ph.D.


January 18, 2019

9:30 am, Rockwell Hall room 202

Rebecca Marcelina Gimeno

A darker side of Venus: An empirical-phenomenological study of women's negative experiences encountering pornographic imagery 

Director: Will Adams, Ph.D.
Readers: Lori Koelsch, Ph.D. and Russell Walsh, Ph.D.


11:00 am, Rockwell Hall room 202

Elizabeth Samson, MA

Beyond a reasonable doubt: A discourse analysis of forensic and psychological truth in child narratives

Director: Lori E. Koelsch, Ph.D.
Readers: Jessie Goicoechea, Ph.D. and Russell Walsh, Ph.D.