Congratulations to Diana Devine and Casey MacGregor who both successfully defended their masters theses on Monday, December 3rd!!
Diana’s thesis is, “Mothers’ and Fathers’ Differential Discussion of Emotion with their School-Age Children”
Casey’s thesis is, “Young Mothers in Appalachia: Meanings of Help from Family”
Congrats to you both on obtaining your masters degree! Now on to doctorate work!
Congratulations to Jessica Resor who recently presented her masters thesis, “Exploring Pre-Service Early Childhood Education Teachers’ Experience with Nutrition Education” at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference
CONGRATULATIONS to Jameson Natwick who successfully defended his dissertation proposal in November, 2018. Great work, Jameson! Best of luck with your dissertation process!
Congrats to Amy Morgan, who along with her co-first author Jessica Goodman of East Carolina University, won the “Best Student Research Paper Award” from the Family Therapy Section at the 2018 National Council for Family Relations Conference in San Diego, California.
The paper, published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, emphasizes the importance of social and political advocacy in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. The paper serves as a call to action and a starting point for all MFTs, across all settings and experience, to participate in public policy for consumers and the profession alike. Congrats Amy!
On October 25th, HDGSA organized a tailgating party for faculty and students. A number of us attended the game and even though Virginia Tech lost to Georgia Tech, it was a great event that we hope becomes an annual tradition. Thanks to all who attended and brought potluck items!
Congratulations to Amy Morgan, Evan Thomas, and Jameson Natwick for their successful preliminary exam defenses this year. Well done, PhD candidates!
Best of luck to Casey McGregor & Diana Devine who both defend their theses on December 5th!
Congratulations to Michelle Butner Kozimor for successfully defending her dissertation titled “Relationship-Focused Support, Body Image, and Quality of Life in Older Couples Coping with Skin Cancer”. Congratulations Dr. Kozimor!
Congratulations to Isha Williams for successfully defending her dissertation entitled “Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Type 1 Diabetes: The Role of Family Environment, Parental Perceived Social Support, and Children’s Coping”. Congratulations Dr. Williams!
Congratulations to Jessica Stephen-Premo for successfully defending her dissertation proposal!
Congratulations to Sarah Steelman who has successfully defended her dissertation entitled “”Working it “Out”: A Relational Understanding of Disclosure Decisions in Same-Gender Couples”. Congratulations Dr. Steelman!