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WKU to recognize graduates of 3 doctoral programs at 181st Commencement

WKU to recognize graduates of 3 doctoral programs at 181st Commencement

Graduates of three doctoral programs will be recognized Friday night (May 12) during WKU’s 181st Commencement.

WKU will confer 29 doctor of physical therapy, 11 doctor of education and nine doctor of nursing practice degrees during The Graduate School ceremony. (More: Commencement website; WKU News Commencement preview; parking information; 181st Commencement program)

Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates

The 29 graduates of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program are (name, hometown, project title): Kayla Brianne Alvey of Clarkson, The Cardiovascular, Physiological, & Musculoskeletal Changes from Hot Yoga in Novice & Experienced Practitioners; Apurva S. Ambekar of Pleasanton, California, Motor Profile of Individuals with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum: A Systematic Review; Christopher A. Bidwell of Glasgow, The Effects of Heat and Cold Immersion on Performance Measures during the Wingate Anaerobic Test; Emily A. Bouchard of Owensboro, Clinical Decision Making: Orthotic Device Use to Treat Toe Walking in Children Diagnosed with Autism; Scott William Boudreaux of New Iberia, Louisiana, Comparison of Shoulder Force Production in Make and Break Tests as Assessed by DPT Students Using a Hand-Held Dynamometer; Ashley M. Bower of Grand Ledge, Michigan, The Cardiovascular, Physiological, & Musculoskeletal Changes from Hot Yoga in Novice & Experienced Practitioners; Ann-Ashleigh M. Davis of Park City, Motor Profile of Individuals with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum: A Systematic Review; Jesse T. Espe of Monticello, Comparison of Shoulder Force Production in Make and Break Tests as Assessed by DPT Students Using a Hand-Held Dynamometer; Brandon LaBarrius Evans of Charlestown, Indiana, The Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Vertical Jump Height, Power, Balance, and Agility in Untrained Adults; Gary Kenneth Goss of Laramie, Wyoming, The Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Vertical Jump Height, Power, Balance, and Agility in Untrained Adults; Jennifer Lee Grothe of Bowling Green, The Cardiovascular, Physiological, & Musculoskeletal Changes from Hot Yoga in Novice & Experienced Practitioners; Jennifer Lynn Harrington of Crestwood, Clinical Decision Making: Orthotic Device Use to Treat Toe Walking in Children Diagnosed with Autism; Mary Laura Hood of Apopka, Florida, The Effect of the MELT Method on Plantar Sensation, Foot and Ankle Range of Motion, Functional Mobility, and Balance; Adam Alexander Hyman of Alvaton, The Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Vertical Jump Height, Power, Balance, and Agility in Untrained Adults; Samuel K. Knott of Owensboro, The Effects of Heat and Cold Immersion on Performance Measures during the Wingate Anaerobic Test; Emily Ann Krimple of Paducah, Determining Average Time and Confounding Factors Affecting Pediatric Wheelchair Procurement; Daniel Le of Morton Grove, Illinois, Prevalence of and Risk Factors Associated with Congenital Anomalies of the Nervous System in Kentucky 2000-2010; Alexandrea J. Lewis of McLeansboro, Illinois, Clinical Decision Making: Orthotic Device Use to Treat Toe Walking in Children Diagnosed with Autism; Benjamin Tyler Mahoney of Corvalis, Oregon, Prevalence of and Risk Factors Associated with Congenital Anomalies of the Nervous System in Kentucky 2000-2010; John A. Marlow of Independence, Missouri, The Effect of the MELT Method on Plantar Sensation, Foot and Ankle Range of Motion, Functional Mobility, and Balance; Sarah E. McCandless of Glasgow, Prevalence of and Risk Factors Associated with Congenital Anomalies of the Nervous System in Kentucky 2000-2010; Corey W. Moore of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Comparison of Shoulder Force Production in Make and Break Tests as Assessed by DPT Students Using a Hand-Held Dynamometer; David Ross Murphy of Nashville, Tennessee, The Effect of the MELT Method on Plantar Sensation, Foot and Ankle Range of Motion, Functional Mobility, and Balance; Adam Michael Paicely of Thousand Oaks, California, The Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Vertical Jump Height, Power, Balance, and Agility in Untrained Adults; Sarah E. Parks of Corbin, The Use of Lower Extremity Field Tests to Predict Wingate Test Performance; Carrie A. Revlett of Shelbyville, The Use of Lower Extremity Field Tests to Predict Wingate Test Performance; Katryn Inga Steenbergen of Lucas, Determining Average Time and Confounding Factors Affecting Pediatric Wheelchair Procurement; Leah C. Taylor of Bonnieville, Prevalence of and Risk Factors Associated with Congenital Anomalies of the Nervous System in Kentucky 2000-2010; Erica Wilson Vincent of Smiths Grove, The Cardiovascular, Physiological, & Musculoskeletal Changes from Hot Yoga in Novice & Experienced Practitioners.

Educational Leadership Doctoral Program graduates

The 11 graduates of WKU’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership are (name, hometown/current residence, dissertation title): Rita Gale Burnett of Princeton/Petersburg, Virginia, The Evolution of Women Pastors in Mainline Protestant Denominations; Pamela J. Decker of Smiths Grove, Think Large and Bring the World to Lyon: A Case Study of IAELyon's International Week Program; Lois Michelle Edwards of Owensboro, Early Childhood Educators’ Perspectives of Play in Preschool Classrooms; Chika Ejike of Nigeria, The Influence of Culture on the Utilization of Healthcare Services in Southcentral Kentucky; Kristin Line Froedge of Munfordville/Horse Cave, The Effect of a Growth Mindset on Student Achievement Among Students with a Disability; Brant von Goble of Louisville/Bowling Green, The Goal-Driven, Resilient, And Influential Teens Program In Kentucky High Schools: The Impact On Social And Emotional Learning And Influencing Factors; Matthew Lloyd Hunt of Sharer community in Butler County, Nonprofit Board of Director Training: The Experiences of Chief Executive Officers in Western Kentucky; Jennifer Lynne Jackson of Owensboro, Factors that Influence Physicians to Assume Leadership Roles: A Focus on Clinical Integration; Andrew Kester of Cuba, New York/Clarksville, Tennessee, An Analysis of Technical Leadership in Radiology Technology; Komako Suzuki of Nagoya, Japan/Bowling Green, Using Collaborative Discussions in College Classrooms; Wouter Van Alebeek of Sint-Michielsgestel, The Netherlands/ Bowling Green, “Do You Want Kentucky?” “… No Thank You, I'm Not Hungry.”: A Case Study of International Student Choice In Higher Education.

Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates

The nine graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice are (name, hometown/current residence, dissertation title): Lauren Ann Bates of Jackson, Attitudes of Nurses in the Kentucky River Area Development District (KRADD) Regarding Patients with Substance Abuse; Linda Gartland Bragg of Bardstown, Congestive Heart Failure Readmissions from the Patient's Perspective; Emiley Wyatt Button of Glasgow, A Skin Cancer Educational Program: Knowledge, Behavior, and Attitudes of High School Freshmen; Lori Mischelle Sharp Donahoo of Whitesville, Addressing Compassion Fatigue and Stress of Special Educators Using Mindfulness and Prayer; Salita Danise Hogan of Franklin, Educational Intervention to Determine Intent to Receive Herpes Zoster Vaccine; Jennifer Nicole Hughes of Clarkson/Leitchfield, Nurses' Knowledge, Intent, and Behavior Regarding Smoking Cessation Delivery: A Pilot Study; Ruth S. Martin of Monticello, Improving Knowledge of Antibiotic Use in Adults 50 Years and Older; Jessica Lauren Miller of Madisonville/Hermitage, Tennessee, Effects of Case-Management Participation on Medical Adherence and Primary Care Utilization in Homeless and Precariously Housed Adults; Rebekah R. Pierce of Leitchfield/Hendersonville, Tennessee, Intrathecal Infusion Devices for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain.

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