Graduates' Dissertation Topics

Terry Keller, PhD
2017
Examining the Relationship Quality of Fathers with Their Young Children
Joe Kuilema, PhD
2016
Motivations for International Collaborations in Social Work Education
Dr Nola Carew
2016
Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Foster Parenting Experience: Exploring Factors Associated with the Prevalence of Secondary Traumatic Stress in Foster Parents Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma
Sheryl Groden, PhD
2016
The Intersection of Geriatric Social Work and Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Trisha Thrush, PhD
2016
The Community Service Needs of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness from the Perspective of the Mental Health Professional
Gina Fedock, PhD
2015
Women Coping with Life: A Mixed Methods Study of Incarcerated Women with Life Sentences
Jennifer Farley, PhD
2015
The Integration of Play Therapy into Infant Mental Health for At-risk Preschoolers and their Families Living in Poverty
Julie Ma, PhD
2015
The Effects of Neighborhood Disorganization and Maternal Corporal Punishment on Behavior Problems in Early Childhood
Kristen Admiraal, PhD
2015
Psychosocial Well-Being Among Older Adults with Cancer
Lauren Fries Costello, PhD
2015
The Long Term Effect of Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) on Children’s Trauma, Depression, and Academic Achievement among a Nationally Representative Child Welfare Sample
Linda Schmidt, PhD
2015
Evolution of Responsibility for Poverty: New Federalism and State Poverty Reduction Coalitions
Sally Pelon
2015
Compassion Fatigue in Hospice Social Work: Potential Moderating Factors
Dee Ann Sherwood, PhD
2014
The Social Construction of Social Work Leadership Development: A Qualitative Study
Natalie Blake Kasiborski
2014
"I have a chance to make it different for this child" - An Exploration of Maternal Cumulative Risk and Child Welfare Outcomes of Children Born During Maternal Incarceration
Woo Jong Kim, PhD
2014
Variations in Child Care Policy and Impacts on the Choice of Care Arrangements among Low-income Families
Daniela Wittmann, PhD
2013
Couples’ Sexual Recovery After Surgery for Prostate Cancer: The Development of a Conceptual Model
Erica D. Shifflet, PhD
2013
Information Technology and the Net Generation: The Impact of Technology on Adolescent Communication and Interaction
Mary Banghart Therrien, PhD
2013
Exploring the transition to adulthood by youth who have aged out of foster care and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender
Rita Ranee Walters, PhD
2013
Adjustment and coping of African American parents of children with severe cerebral palsy
Jessica Gladden, PhD, LMSW
2012
The coping strategies of Sudanese refugee women in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
Lihua Huang, PhD
2012
Effects of social networks on the health of family caregivers in later life: A cross-sectional study
Lisa L. Hosack, PhD, LMSW
2012
The relationship between Borderline Personality Disorder and academic and interpersonal functioning among college students: Does religiosity moderate the effect?
Louanne Bakk, PhD
2012
Gender and racial disparities in cost-related medication nonadherence: The effect of Medicare Part D and factors impacting compliance among older women and Black Americans
Deborah J. Sanderlin-Nykamp, PhD, LMSW, ACSW
2011
An exploratory study of executive leadership in social work
Gregory L. Pugh, PhD, LICSW, ACSW
2011
Hospital social workers' perceptions of ethical environment
Margaret Dimond, PhD, LMSW
2011
Lesbian Parent Experiences with Their Health Care Providers
Brian K. Ahmedani, PhD
2010
Determinants of stigma: A comparison of health, mental health and drug use conditions
Robert Hock, PhD, LMSW
2010
Exploring couple relationships in challenging coparenting contexts
James Edwards, PhD, LMSW
2009
Building a technology inclusive agency: A case study of technology use by women in recovery
Jane Hayes, PhD, LMSW, ACSW
2009
The influence of advocacy groups and political opportunity on the passage of social work licensure in Michigan
Rie Kobayashi, PhD, LMSW
2009
Interdisciplinary collaboration: Factors that aid or hinder collaborative work in a hospice setting
Carolyn McAllister, PhD, MSW
2008
Variables affecting postsecondary outcomes for students with learning disabilities
Joan L. Ilardo, PhD, LMSW
2008
Factors influencing the success of community initiatives that address aging issues
Judith Ravenhorst-Meerman
2008
Evaluating cultural competence in MSW students
Muthoni Imungi, PhD, LMSW
2008
Acculturative stress and psychological distress in adult female Liberian refugees
Tohoro Francis Akakpo, PhD, MSW, MPA
2008
Staff attitudes and beliefs about family involvement of delinquent children in residential programs
Carol Burrell-Jackson
2007
Use of ministers in times of distress by Black Christians: A comparison of congregant and clergy responses, and review of clergy referral attitudes and practices
Scott Berlin
2007
Psychological adjustment to aging among gay men over age fifty
Stephene Diepstra
2007
An examination of foster parents’ and their biological children’s perceptions about the biological children’s foster care experience: A qualitative exploratory study