# Recent Ph.D. Graduates

### 2012

- Yestness, Nissa Rae

Advisors: Robert Powers and Steven Leth

Dissertation Title: A Study of Undergraduate Students' Use of Diagrams in Understanding and Constructing Proofs about Groups, Subgroups, and Isomorphisms

### 2011

- Parker, Catherine Freida

Advisors: Hortensia Soto-Johnson and Cathleen Craviotto

Dissertation Title: How Intuition and Language Use Relate to Students' Understanding of Span and Linear Independence in an Elementary Linear Algebra Class

### 2010

- Champion, Joe

Advisor: Robert A. Powers

Dissertation Title: The Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Calibration of Students in a Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation Program - Andrew, Lane

Advisors: Hortensia Soto-Johnson and Richard Grassl

Dissertation Title: The Relationship between Mathematical Induction, Proposition Functions, and Implication Functions

### 2009

- Deon, Rhoda

Advisor: Shandy Hauk

Dissertation Title: The Nature of Pedagogical Content Knowledge about Combinatorics Representations Among Pre- and In-Service K-8 Teachers. - Wheeler, Ann

Advisor: Hortensia Soto-Johnson

Dissertation Title: Traditional and Nontraditional Preservice Elementary Teachersâ€™ Perceptions about Mathematics and Mathematics Teaching.

### 2008

- Judd, April

Advisor: Shandy Hauk

Dissertation Title: Function, Visualization, and Mathematical Thinking for College Students with ADHD. - Phipps, Marnie

Advisors: Hortensia Soto-Johnson and Bill Blubaugh

Dissertation Title: A Phenomenological Investigation on Eighth Graders' Number Sense of Fractions. - Toney, Allison

Advisor: Shandy Hauk

Dissertation Title: Women with Advanced Degrees in Mathematics in Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education .

### 2007

- Dollard, Clark

Advisors: Bill Blubaugh and Michelle Chamberlin

Dissertation Title: Preservice Elementary Teachers' Thinking About Situations Involving Probability.

### 2006

- Cribari, RaKissa

Advisors: Shandy Hauk and Jodie Novak

Dissertation Title: Socio-Cultural Factors and Seventh Grade Students' Attitudes and Beliefs About Mathematics. - Huang, Chien-Chung

Advisor: Bill Blubaugh

Dissertation Title: The Understanding of Multiplication of Preservice Elementary School Teachers in Taiwan.

### 2005

- Banks, Clare

Advisors: Dean Allison and Michelle Chamberlin

Dissertation Title: Preservice Teachers' Personal Epistemological Beliefs in Relation to Their Beliefs in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. - Duvall, Sally

Advisors: Dean Allison and Robert Mayes

Dissertation Title: Students' Concept Images of Parameters in a Multi-Representational Differential Equations Course. - Tsay, Jenq-Jong [David]

Advisor: Shandy Hauk

Dissertation Title: Pedagogical content knowledge in prospective elementary teachers: The schema of multiplication.

### 2004

- Neumann, Andrew

Advisor: Jeff Farmer

Dissertation Title: The Mathematical Tasks Framework: A Consequence of and Condition for Professional Development.

### 2002

- Gonske, Teresa

Advisor: William Blubaugh

Dissertation Title: Relationships among Mathematics Anxiety, Beliefs about the Nature of Mathematics and Learning Mathematics, and Students' Learning Approaches in Non-Traditional Aged Students at the Community College. - Junius, Prema

Advisor: Jeff Farmer/ Jodie Novak

Dissertation Title: Cognitive Engagement in Integrating Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry. - Miltenberger, Pam

Advisor: Jodie Novak

Dissertation Title: The Effects of a Physics Learning Community on Student Attitude and Performance. - Tsao, Yea-Ling

Advisor: Dean Allision/ Helen Gerretson

Dissertation Title: The Number Sense of Pre-Service Elementary School Teachers.

### 2001

- Lassak, Marshall

Advisor: Jeff Farmer

Dissertation Title: The Structure of Beliefs: Three Case Studies of Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers. - Perrine, Vicki

Advisor: William Blubaugh

Dissertation Title: Effects of a Problem-Solving Mathematics Classroom on the Proportional Reasoning of Preservice Teachers.

### 2000

- Kassemi, Fatholah

Advisor: Robert Mayes/ Igor Szczyrba

Dissertation Title: Pre-service Teacher's Conceptual Understanding of Rational Numbers. - Medina, Elsa

Advisor: Robert Mayes/ Jodie Novak

Dissertation Title: Student Understanding of Span, Linear independence, and Basis in an Elementary Linear Algebra Class.

If you have access to Dissertations International: http://wwwlib.umi.com/dissertations/fullcit/9983081

- Zderad, Jon

Advisor: Robert Mayes/ Jodie Novak

Dissertation Title: Understanding a Student's Oral, Written and Pictoral Mathematical Voice through Engagement in and Reflection on Classroom Episodes.

### 1999

- Belloso, Rafael

Advisor: Robert Mayes/ Larry Lesser

Dissertation Title: A measurement model using path analysis with latest variables to assess the student affective domain before learning introductory statistics. - Lee, Wan-I

Advisor: Robert Mayes/ Richard Grassl

Dissertation Title: An Exploration of the Relationship Between Students' Proof-Writing Abilities and Van Heile Levels of Geometric Thought in a College Geometry Course. - Yuan, Yuan

Advisor: Robert Mayes

Dissertation Title: The impact of student learning style and classroom environment interactions on the development of function concept in college algebra students. - Kloster, Tom

Advisor: Robert Mayes

Dissertation Title: Towards a Model of the Comprehension of the Cartesian Plane. - Strickland, Jeff

Advisor: Robert Mayes

Dissertation Title: How Students Make Meaning in a Reform Calculus Course.

Email: aj3948@usma.edu - Su, Robert

Advisor: J.Wey Chen

Dissertation Title: The Effects of Enhanced Web-based Instruction on Preservice Teachers' Mathematics Achievement and Attitude Changes toward Mathematics and Towards Computer in Taiwan, Republic of China.

### 1998

- Bush, Jennifer Bergner

Advisor: Robert Mayes/ Steven Leth

Dissertation Title: An Exploratory Study of Two Students' Understanding of Group Theory Concepts Assumed Prerequisite to the Concept of Quotient Group. - Wisniewski, Ronald S.

Advisor: Robert Mayes

Dissertation Title: The Effects of an Integrated Curriculum on Students' Attitudes and Abilities Regarding the Application of Calculus to Physics Problems. - Chilcoat, Richard

Advisor: Robert Mayes

Dissertation Title: Comparing the Use of Graphing Calculator and Writing With More Traditional Methods.

Email: rac28@jan.ucc.nau.edu

### 1996

- Isom, Matt

Advisor: Jeff Farmer/Steven Leth

Dissertation Title: The Effect of a Mathematics Curriculum Influenced by Writing.

Homepage: At ASU

Email: isom@asu.edu - Mingus, Tabitha Terese Young

Advisor: William Bosch/ Jeff Farmer

Dissertation Title: The Effect of Conceptual, Constructivist Approach to Teaching Linear Algebra on Student Attitudes About Mathematics and the Learning of Mathematics. - Soto, Hortensia

Advisor: Robert Mayes

Dissertation Title: Technological vs. Traditional Approach in Conceptual Understanding of Series. - VanDresar, Vickie

Advisor: Chuck McNerney

Dissertation Title: Relationships of a Mathematics Content Course for Elementary/Middle School Teacher with Pre-Service Teachers' Attitudes/Beliefs about Mathematics and the Teaching of Mathematics.

Homepage: http://www.ashland.edu/cas/faculty-staff/dr-vickie-vandresar

Email: vvandres@ashland.edu

### 1995

- Hsieh, Dannie

Advisor: William Blubaugh

Dissertation Title: A Comparison of the Thinking Processes of Mathematically- Advanced and Average Students (Age 10-11), Engaged in Mathematics Problem Solving. - Brown, John W.

Advisor: William Blubaugh

Dissertation Title: The Effect of a Computer-Supported Curriculum on Student Beliefs About Mathematics and Mathematics Achievement.

### 1994

- Olsen, Jim

Advisor: William Bosch

Dissertation Title: The Effect of the Use of Number Line Representation on the Student Understanding of Basic Function Concepts.

Homepage: http://www.wiu.edu/users/mfjro1/wiu/index.htm

Email: james_olsen@ccmail.wiu.edu - Ma, Hsiu-Lan

Advisor: William Blubaugh

Dissertation Title: A Comparative Study Between Traditional Instruction and Modified Multimedia Instruction in Math Problem-Solving Achievements and Beliefs of Sixth Grade Students in Taiwan. - Wu, Der Bang

Advisor: Chuck MeNerney

Dissertation Title: A Study of the vanHeile Model in the Teaching of Non Euclidean Geometry to Perspective Elementary School Teacher in Taiwan, The Republic Of China. - Duchrow, Linda

Advisor: Steven Leth/Robert Mayes

Dissertation Title: Effect of HyperCard Based Electronic Performance Support System on Teacher Attitude Towards Mathematics.

Homepage: http://www.regis.edu/regis.asp?sctn=apg&p1=ut&p2=mt&p3=fac&p4=lduchrow

### 1993

- Pan, Hung-Ming

Advisor: Igor Szczyrba

Dissertation Title: A study of Metacognitive Behaviors In Mathematical Problem Solving of Older Elementary Students in Taiwan.