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Congratulations to Debra Burleson

Posted by Joyce on June 4, 2012

Dr. Burleson successfully defended her dissertation on Tuesday, May 29. Her dissertation is titled “Hospitalists’ Perceptions of Communication and How They Navigate Communication Challenges Within the Hospital Setting.” Committee includes Dr. Amy Koerber (chair), Dr. Ken Baake, and Dr. Sean Zdenek.

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Irvin Defends Successfully

Posted by Joyce on December 3, 2010

Lennie Irvin successfully defended his dissertation this afternoon. His title is “A Grounded Theory of Rhetorical Reflection in Freshman Composition” and his committee is Rice (chair), Kemp, & Rickly.

Congratulations, Dr. Irvin

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Irvin Defense 12/3 @ 3:30

Posted by Joyce on November 29, 2010

Lennie Irvin defends his dissertation this Friday (December 3, 2010) in Lubbock, room 358, 3:30. His title is “A Grounded Theory of Rhetorical Reflection in Freshman Composition” and his committee is Rice (chair), Kemp, & Rickly. You’re all invited.

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McMichael Defense Scheduled

Posted by Joyce on October 7, 2010

Lonie McMichael will defend her dissertation Thursday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m., in English 107. Lonie’s dissertation is titled “The Dynamics of Fat Acceptance: Rhetoric and Resistance to the Obesity Epidemic.” Her committee includes Dr. Amy Koerber (chair), Dr. Rebecca Rickly, Dr. Craig Baehr, and Dr. Laura Beard. All are welcome to attend.

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Henschel Dissertation Defense Scheduled

Posted by Joyce on July 21, 2010

Sally Henschel defends her dissertation Aug 2, 11-1, ENG 450

Title: Authoring Content for Reuse: A Study of Historical Practice and Current Implementation into the Technical Communication Curriculum

Committee: Carter (chair), Barker and Kemp

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Towner Defense Scheduled 2/5/10

Posted by Joyce on January 8, 2010

Emil Towner will defend his dissertation in Lubbock February 5th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central Time. Emil is in the M-squared cohort of the online PhD program and his committee is Zdenek (chair), Baake, and Dragga.

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Hoover Defends Successfully

Posted by Joyce on October 18, 2009

Ryan Hoover defended his dissertation at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in English 358. Ryan’s dissertation is titled “Rhetorical Agency, Social Structures, and Power Relations in the National Science Foundation’s Grant Application Process.” Ryan’s committee includes Dr. Amy Koerber (chair), Dr. Ken Baake, and Dr. Sean Zdenek.

Congratulations, Dr. Hoover

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Hughes Defends

Posted by Joyce on March 30, 2009

Lori Hughes successfully defended her dissertation on March 23rd. Her tltle is “Tutoring Technical Documents in the Writing Center: implications for tutor training and practices.” and her committee is Ken Baake (chair), Fred Kemp, and Rebecca Rickly.

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Garrison Defends

Posted by Joyce on March 30, 2009

Kevin Garrison successfully defended his dissertation on March 23rd. His tltle is “TECHNOLOGY STUDIES AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION: SUBSTANTIVE RHETORIC REVISITED.” and his committee is Rich Rice (chair), Fred Kemp, and Joyce Carter.

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Musick defense late July

Posted by Joyce on July 1, 2008

Fawn Musick’s dissertation defense took place July 18th, 4:00, room 353. She passed easily.

Chair: Ken Baake

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