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Three Doctoral Candidates Awarded Summer Dissertation Fellowships

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Becky Hammack, LaKrisa Walker and Douglas Knuston have been awarded 2015 Summer Dissertation Fellowships from the OSU Graduate College. Each student will receive $6,000 to support their research work during the summer of 2015. The recipients were nominated for the Fellowship by their respective academic units.

Becky Hammack is a Ph.D. candidate in Education, option professional education studies, mathematics and science education. Her dissertation title is
“Elementary Teachers’ Perceptions of Engineering, Engineering Design, and Their Abilities to Teach Engineering: A Mixed Methods Study”.  Hammack’s adviser is Dr. Toni Ivey.


LaKrisa Walker is a Ph.D. candidate in Education, option in curriculum studies. Walker’s dissertation title is “A Case Study of Latino/a Learners’ School-Based Learning Experiences in a Suburban Public School District”. Her adviser is Dr. Hongyu Wang.



Douglas Knutson is a Ph.D. candidate in Counseling Psychology. His dissertation study is “A study of identity-related factors among drag queens and female impersonators”. Knutson is advised by Dr. Julie Koch.



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