Doctorate in Educational Leadership Presents ‘Second Annual Outstanding Dissertation Showcase Panel’

The Doctorate in Educational Leadership in collaboration with the College of Education and the College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies presents the Second Annual Outstanding Dissertation Showcase Panel

Doctorate in Educational Leadership would like to congratulate the Panelists;

Diane E. Carlson, EdD Diane Carlson

Dissertation Title; Closing the Equity Gap: Social Justice Leadership in California Community Colleges

Dr. Diane Carlson is a full-time professor and chairperson of the sociology department at Folsom Lake College.   She is the faculty chair for FLC’s Multicultural and Diversity Committee which supports social justice efforts at the college.  Diane is also (joyfully) the advisor for FLC’s newly formed Student Diversity Club.  Some of Dr. Carlson’s post-dissertation efforts include incorporating ideas from her dissertation research into the creation of the college’s Student Equity Plan – including building a broader and deeper understanding of student educational and life experiences.  While Diane is currently working on a couple of articles and looking into book publication, she is most excited about the commencement of a documentary version of her dissertation to begin production this summer.

Erik CooperErik Cooper, EdD

Dissertation Title; Efficacy of the California Basic Skills Initiative

Dr. Erik Cooper is the Dean of Planning, Research, and Resource Development at Sierra College in Rocklin, California.  The Planning, Research and Resource Development office collects, analyzes, and disseminates data to the college community, supporting the planning, budgeting and program review activities of the District. Cooper’s dissertation was also selected for the Excellence in Dissertation award by the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges.

Sarah Graham, EdD Sarah Graham

Dissertation Title; Dissertation Title: An Analysis of a K-12 Grammar-Based English Language Development Program

Dr. Sarah Graham is the Live Oak Unified School District Curriculum, Instruction and Assessments Coordinator. Her areas of interest include second language acquisition, K-12 to college transition, and teacher preparation. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Education Department at California State University, Sacramento and at the University of San Francisco.

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