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    2016 AMU Conference

    Sharing Abstracts of Dissertations and Papers Internationally


    June 24th-25th 2016

    Washington, DC

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    2016 AMU Conference

    Sharing Abstracts of Dissertations and Papers Internationally


    June 24th-25th 2016

    Washington, DC

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    2016 AMU Conference

    Sharing Abstracts of Dissertations and Papers Internationally


    June 24th-25th 2016

    Washington, DC

June 24 – June 25, 2016

Until Conference



About the Conference

This 2016 American Meridian University International Interdisciplinary Academic and Business Conference (2016 AMUIIABC) focuses on establishing an innovative space for constructive dialog about creating remarkable future options.  These options are within an age branded by educational challenges; product quality failures; multi-disciplinary approaches and new-innovations to resolve global concerns; leadership malpractice; globalization assisting to accelerate the growth of self-consciousness; cultural identities; and organizational bloopers.  The 2016 AMUIIABC provides an arena for problem presentation and solving by academics, practitioners, and the business community.  We seek people desiring to make a difference by using their voices and presentations to make significant changes in civic responsibilities, businesses, institutions of higher learning, and their own lives.  Participants are welcomed from a variety of disciplines including Business, Leadership, Education, Informatics/Big Data, Psychology, Technology, Counseling, Public Health, Health Systems Management, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Quality Management, Public Policy, Public Administration, Environmental Science, and etc.

The 2016 AMUIIABC drives the concept that scholarly collaboration and discipline diversity can, in unison, be a source of productive growth, conflict resolution, and a rich resource for positive change.  This conference accepts new, non-published abstracts, and then new presentations that address a range of critically important themes in various fields.  These themes speak to the complex and subtle relationships among technology, management, leadership, public policy, community, knowledge, and society.  Also the conference will accept presentations from various areas of learning and education at any of its levels – from early childhood, to schools, to religious education, to health education, to higher education – and lifelong learning in any of its sites, from home to school, to college/university, to the workplace.

Finally, the 2016 AMUIIABC offers opportunities to understand the latest quality improvement ideas, connect with like-minded colleagues, and generate momentum for change in your organizations and scholarly actions.  This conference represents a safe and supportive environment along with a tremendous opportunity for graduate students, doctoral students, researchers, faculty, and practitioners to submit abstracts for peer-review conference acceptance.  Presenters are encouraged to submit abstracts regarding subjects from numerous disciplines; see the Call for Abstracts Tab for details.  All submissions must follow APA 6th edition format and be supported by an appropriate number of academic references.


The 2016 American Meridian University International Interdisciplinary Academic and Business Conference is responsible for publishing emerging and ground-breaking refereed research on innumerable related themes.  The scope of our mission within an academic and business framework includes the following: data collection, analysis, and evaluation; research design & development; hypothesis based originality; reliable interpretation of data; and to end with diffusion of knowledge.  The conference’s scope is relevant to: 1) new/emerging trends; 2) quality tools and their usage in the fields; 3) quality system management advances; 4) sustainability educational trends; 5) hyper-connectivity; 6) teaching and learning; and 7) improvements and more.  To accomplish this mission, 2016 AMUIIABC will publish a refereed conference proceeding, as well as sponsor annual academic conferences.


-Plan, organize, promote, and present instructive viewpoints – conferences, workshops, and colloquium for researchers.

-Encourage the partnership of a diverse group of academics, practitioners, and professionals internationally.

-Organize researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policy makers across diversified research disciplines globally.

-Support research that will improve overall knowledge, skill, modernization, and originality.

-Develop and kindle academic interrelationships among people and organizations with concerns in the research discipline(s).

-Provide resources and attractions to current, as well as up and coming scholars planning to become effective researchers or experts in international research.

-Publish professional and academic proceedings.

-Promote scholarly journals, book chapters and other forms of refereed publications in differentiated research disciplines.

-Disseminate the knowledge of a scholarly and business conference dedicated to widening knowledge in the academic and business settings.

AMU Student Early Abstract Registration Due:
General Early Abstract Registration Due :
Virtual Presentations Due:
Actual Conference:
March 31, 2016
June 16, 2016
June 21, 2016
June 24-25, 2016
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: Within 48 hours


The 2016 American Meridian University International Interdisciplinary Academic Education and Business Conference focuses on Quality, Management, Processes, Sustainability, and Lean/Six Sigma. The 2016 AMUIIABC is dedicated to reviewing up-to-date achievements and trends that have the ability to affect quality in numerous academic and business areas.  The main purpose of this international conference is to discuss a broad range of topics in a collaborative setting.

The quality of presentations is expected to be very high.  Energetic discussions will occur during the different sessions between academics, practitioners, technologists, and drivers of sustainability.  Discussions will review the multidisciplinary research approach activities within the tracks/categories.

The conference includes a daily plenary speaker, one (1) hour each, who will review a specified current view of technology, quality, current concerns, and quality in non-traditional fields.  Presenters will receive 15 minutes to present their research, and then answer questions.  Sessions will be held to discuss newly charted, and/or the future directions of research regarding quality processes, management, sustainability, and policies.


Potential topics include, but are not limited to: 1) new/emerging trends; 2) quality tools and their usage in the fields; 3) quality system management advances; 4) sustainability educational trends; 5) hyper-connectivity; 6) informatics/big data; 7) teaching and learning; and 8) process improvements.


The tracks/categories are noted. If you have questions concerning your topic area email us at conferencequestions@amu-edu.com

Business | Cyber Security | Education | Healthcare | Quality | Science | Six Sigma/Lean | Social Science | Technology | Multimedia | Arts | Political


You will need to create a login through easychair.org to submit all abstracts.  Input all requested information. Abstracts should be between 150-200 words.  Include a minimum of five (5) Keywords.  First, submit the abstract.  Next, wait to hear if the abstract is accepted.  Submit your abstracts as soon as possible.  Each researcher may submit just two (2) abstracts.  Use APA 6th edition for the writing style.  Look for accepted abstracts online, conference website, and in a conference peer-reviewed proceeding. This document is considered the property of the 2016 AMUIIABC.

CategoriesSuggested Page LimitSuggested Word Count

Final presentations should be in PowerPoint format.  References should follow APA style 6th edition guidelines, only.

Key Words: Prepare (5) to eight (8) key words for your abstract.


All submissions, abstracts, are reviewed and then published in a refereed conference proceeding.  Conference proceedings are peer-reviewed.


Registration TypeDue DateFee
Early Registration Fee (Student)March 31, 2016$140.00 
Early Registration Fee (Non-Student)March 31, 2016$155.00 
Virtual Presentation Registration Fee (Student)March 31, 2016$125.00 
Virtual Presentation Registration Fee (Non-Student)March 31, 2016$140.00 
Late In-person Registration Fee (Student)June 24-25, 2016$190.00 
Late In-person Registration Fee (Non-Student)June 24-25, 2016$240.00 
Late Virtual Presentation Registration Fee (Student)June 1, 2016$155.00 
Late Virtual Presentation Registration Fee (Non-Student)June 1, 2016$205.00 

*The Registration includes publication of your full abstract in the conference proceedings.


Submit your abstract, 150 (minimum) to 200 (maximum) words.

Follow APA 6th edition guidelines.

Call for Virtual Presentation Reviewers

The 2016 American Meridian University Interdisciplinary Academic and Business Conference is calling for reviewers for virtual presentations.  Each reviewer may be asked to review up to five (5) presentations.  All reviewers will receive recognition for their work.

EasyChair Login

Registration and Hotel Fees Tab

Registration TypeDue DateFee
Early Registration Fee (AMU Student)March 31, 2016$140.00
Early Registration Fee (General)May 16, 2016$155.00
Virtual Presentation Registration Fee (Student)May 16, 2016$125.00
Virtual Presentation Registration Fee (Non-Student)May 16, 2016$140.00
Late In-person Registration Fee (Student)June 24th-25th, 2016$190.00
Late In-person Registration Fee (Non-Student)June 24th-25th, 2016$240.00
Late Virtual Presentation Registration Fee (Student)June 1, 2016$155.00
Late Virtual Presentation Registration Fee (Non-Student)June 1, 2016$205.00

*The Registration includes publication of your Full abstract in the conference proceedings.

HOTEL Information

$119.00 plus tax per night
950 N. Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22203
Telephone: 703-528-6000

Parking:  $17.00

Website: Hilton

Additional information and Amenities and Services:

Unless stated at the time of submission, all presentations will be noted under one of the documented categories. Presentations not fulfilling the standards of APA 6th edition should be resubmitted in APA 6th edition format.

Best Paper
Excellence in Presentation
Attendance Certificate

Dr. Sharon L. Burton

American Meridian University International Interdisciplinary Education and Business Council

Dr. Darrell N. Burrell

(Deputy Chair)
American Meridian University International Interdisciplinary Education and Business Council

Dustin I. Bessette, MBA

(Marketing Coordinator)
American Meridian University International Interdisciplinary Education and Business Council

I.T. Team

(Web Manager)
American Meridian University International Interdisciplinary Education and Business Council

To Be Announced

(Deputy Research Coordinator)
American Meridian University International Interdisciplinary Education and Business Council
Deputy Research Associate


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Virtual Registration


Virtual Registration


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get to the event?

The map and conference location can be found under Details tabbed under Registration and Hotels

What payment types do you accept?

All payments are processed via Stripe. You may also pay at the time of the event. But please reserve your seat by contacting us directly. Pay Here


Everything you need to know in one PDF.

Friday, June 24, 2016 (In-person Sessions)

  • 24x7 Virtual Sessions (Friday-Sunday)
  • 7:30-9:00am 2016 AMUIIABC Registration
  • 7:30-9:15am Breakfast, Conference Networking
  • 9:15-9:45am Opening Session-Dr. Sharon L. Burton,
  • 9:45-10:00am Introduction of the Speaker-Dr. Bob Gee
  • 10:00-10:55am Plenary Speaker-Dr. Darrell N. Burrell
  • Moderator-Dr. Lorinda Lewis
  • 11:00-11:20am Emmanuel Ansu Amponsah

    Title: The Impact Of Foreign Banks On the Ghanaian Economy (A Case Study Of Stanbic Bank Limited, Sunyani Branch)

    Abstract: The aim of this appraisal exercise was to find out the impact of foreign banks on the Ghanaian economy, using Stanbic bank Ghana limited (Sunyani branch) as a case study. The role of bank in any economy is undoubtedly very important because its usefulness has been realized in terms of assisting development projects, and mobilization of funds. The bank has also assisted in the following sectors, education, health, and environmental protection. Allocation of credit to the general public has helped to improve the standard of living of the people in the Sunyani municipality. Through the data gathered from the field and its careful analysis numerous suggestions and recommendations have been made which will go a long way to improve upon the overall operation of the bank in the municipality. This data will serve to increase the knowledge of educators and practitioner.

    Keywords: bank, economy, development, Ghanaian economy, allocation of credit

  • 11:25-11:45am H. Charles Miller

    Title: Communication Center the Corner Stone to Building Connections with Customers

    Abstract: Customers of Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Civil Engineering Communication Center expect a sustained level of excellence in the receipt, processing, assignment and scheduling of work requests and work orders. Ms. Brenda 11:25-11:45 AM 6 2016 American Meridian University International Interdisciplinary Academic and Business Conference (2016 AMUIIABC) Roesch, JBSA Base Civil Engineer, senior level champion of this action based study, recognizes the strategic feasibility and suitability of a customer focused communication center operational model. The mixed method design of this descriptive study will use Lean Six Sigma methodology and provide quantitative analysis to achieve greater operational benefits by redefining, streamlining, and eliminating Non Value Added Steps of the JBSA Communication Center. Ms Roesch has the authority and resources to move the organization forward in process improvement to this study’s goal of a twenty percent decrease in work order cycle time. The guiding coalition of Mr. Gerald Oliver and Mr. Anthony Person provide the operational support to this action based study’s data collection and analysis. The JBSA facility managers and shop mangers are the target population of this study. This mixed methods study will introduce a model and a systemic method resulting in customer satisfaction in the JBSA Civil Engineering Communication Center timely and efficient processing of work orders to completion

    Keywords: Knowledge Management, Lean Six Sigma Methodology, Program Management, organizational change, Human resource management

  • 11:45-11:55am Coffee Break
  • Moderator - Patrick Montjoie
  • 12:00-12:20pm Lorinda Lewis and Harold Wescott

    Title: Multi-Generational Workforce: Four Generations United in Lean

    Abstract: The challenge of managing a multi-generational workforce is prominent in the literature as four generations try to create a cohesive workspace. This environment offers challenges and opportunities for organizational leaders as these generations differ in perspectives, attitudes, values, characteristics and behaviors. Companies that do not address the generational differences risk being less efficient, with higher turnover rates; two critical elements businesses must focus on to remain competitive in their markets. Lean improvement initiatives seek to drive efficiencies in processes by empowering employees to engage, create a collaborate problem-solving environment, and a culture of continuous improvement. Lean may be one solution for gathering the generations. Through an evaluation of literature, a table of characteristics and values for each generation is created. Additionally, a compilation of survey results from literature displays generational preferences and priorities related to a variety of work factors. The results are aligned to lean tools, concepts, and principles that can address the characteristics and preferences of the generations. This paper proposes that the principles, concepts, and tools of lean process improvement may be a solution to bridge the gap between the generations, improve the efficiency of the organization, and create a cohesive culture.

    Keywords: lean, process improvement, multi-generational workforce, millenials

  • 1:40-2:00 PM Jay Gabrelcik and Robert Gee

    Title: Advancement in Rotor Balance

    Abstract: This research explores various causes of jet engine rotor unbalance, also known as vibration. The work depicts fundamentals, research and knowledge of the rotor balance process from world experts in this field. From experience, the researcher developed an analysis tool which monitors the outcome of the balance process by measuring two input steps. Quality is therefore built-in upstream. The data show – with over 300 consecutive rotors successfully tested – that this measurement method is highly successful. As a holistic result of this project, the researcher has ascertained that to effectively remove unbalance and ensure balance is achieved, one must know the amount of unbalance removed through the use of a robust measurement system. The amount should be limited and controlled. This measurement system can be applied to numerous balance applications to ensure their accuracy. If it spins, rolls, rotates or revolves, the approach may be used for a high level of balance quality.

    Keywords: arbors, autobalancers, balancing, correlation chart, CRM, customer requirements matrix, DIVE, define investigative verify ensure

  • 12:25-1:35pm Lunch
  • Moderator – Victoria Saenz Grimm
  • 2:05-2:25pm Matthew Anderson

    Title: Emotional Intelligence, Transformational Leadership, and Leader Derailment in the Military-Industrial Complex

    Abstract: Research has found the organizational base rate for leader failure to be 65- 75%, with 75% of employees reporting leaders as the most stressful aspect of their employment. Despite these findings, little research has examined the particular leadership constructs,such as emotional intelligence (EI), transformational leadership (TL) style, and leader derailment behaviors (DBs), which may predict derailment. The purpose of this quantitative, non-experimental study was to examine if leader DBs are best predicted by the relationships of EI (Hypothesis 1) or TL style (Hypothesis 2) among a military industrial organization. The theoretical foundations of the study were based on the Goleman theory of emotional intelligence, the Bass theory of transformational leadership, and the Hogan socioanalytic theory. A convenience sample of 135 military-industrial leaders were recruited through leadership associations, leadership forums, and professional and social media. The leaders were assessed for EI via the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory, for TL with the Global Transformational Leadership Scale, and for DBs with the Hogan Development Survey. Two regression analyses (standard and bivariate) were performed to test the 2 hypotheses. Regression models were not statistically significant; therefore, the null hypotheses were retained. These findings are applicable for organizational psychologists, who may use these findings to reorient their focus away from EI and TL as applicable predictors of derailment dispositions. This study is also useful for future researchers, as its findings recommend operational definitions of dispositions and traits which best describe Derailment 2:05-2:25 AM 8 2016 American Meridian University International Interdisciplinary Academic and Business Conference (2016 AMUIIABC) Behaviors.

    Keywords: emotional intelligence, transformational leadership, leader derailment behaviors, military-industrial complex

  • 2:30-2:55pm Patrick Montjoie

    Title: Leveraging The Nyquist Shannon’ Principle For Process And Product Reliability

    Abstract: Environmental factors could have adverse effects on product reliability in the field. Companies often have to devote additional resources to repair what could have been avoided by including environmental considerations in their designs. Taguchi and Clausing speculate the loss that comes after products are shipped increases at a geometric rate by the square of deviation from the target value. If defects are discovered after a product is shipped it could easily damage the reputation of a company involving product liability litigation. This paper explores how the Nyquist sampling theorem can be leveraged as a tool to identify limitations early in the design process where they are less costly to rectify. It will also demonstrate how processes and environment can be intertwined successfully in a data retention action research project designed for the City of Waltham, Massachusetts. The Nyquist principle can essentially predict the minimum requirements needed to compensate for a specific amount of transient environmental factor that could cause product failure. This is applicable to any field of study or design subject to environmental stress.

    Keywords: nyquist principle, environmental factor, process design, data retention, sampling theorem

  • Moderator-William T. Berry
  • 3:00-3:20pm Forrest Carlson

    Title: Increasing Patients Access To Care, Reducing Cycle Time, Saving Costs in the Provision of Biologic (Pharmaceutical) Care for Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    Abstract: Goal is to increase access to care by reducing cycle time and increasing conversion rate, regarding biologic medication prescribed to patients in need. (Need the full abstract)

    Keywords: Access to care, Biologic medication, Cycle time, Conversion rate, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • 3:25-3:45pm Victoria Saenz Grimm

    Title: Best Practices For a Strategic Recruiting and Retention Model For the O’neal School

    Abstract: The researcher conducted interviews seeking out the voice of the customer thus providing a background for root cause analysis. The emergent findings were an avenue to enhance retention, recruitment, and attrition. Analysis revealed that (TBD). Findings will be integrated into ongoing studies that will provide data necessary to yield a determination of the work required to maintain 80% recruiting advantage in grades nine (9) through 12. The data collected during this study will be instrumentally 3:25-3:45 PM 9 2016 American Meridian University International Interdisciplinary Academic and Business Conference (2016 AMUIIABC) critical for practitioners, administrators, school boards and academicians.

    Keywords: return on investment, independent schools, public schools, private college preparatory high school, retention, recruitment, attrition, financial aid

  • 3:50-4:59pm Dr. Sharon L. Burton

    Workshop: Understanding Change Management Through the Lens Of Transition

    Overview: This workshop will walk through change management in terms of transitioning. Participants will gain enhanced knowledge of Kurt Lewin’s, and John Kotter’s change management models. These models will be applied to personal development in terms of change, and how this development affect one’s professional life. Further, this workshop will walk participants through how to develop a personalized change management plan.

    Keywords: return on investment, independent schools, public schools, private college preparatory high school, retention, recruitment, attrition, financial aid

  • 5:00-5:30pm End of Day Wrap Up
  • 5:31 and Later Dinner and Networking

Saturday, June 25, 2016 (In-person Sessions)

  • 24x7 Virtual Sessions (Friday-Sunday)
  • 7:00-8:00am Breakfast, Conference Networking
  • 8:00-8:10am Opening Session-Dr. Sharon L. Burton,
  • 8:11-8:20am Introduction of the Speaker –Dr. Sharon L. Burton
  • 8:21-8:51am Plenary Speaker - Dr. Darrell N. Burrell

    Understanding Publishing – The Benefits and Expectations

  • Moderator- Patrick Montjoie
  • 8:52-9:12am Victoria Saenz Grimm

    Title: Best Practices For A Strategic Recruiting Model For the O’neal School

    Abstract: Recruitment is one of the key factors in strategic planning and return on investment for private independent college preparatory high schools. Private independent college preparatory high schools are under increasing economic pressure to continually develop new ways and means of attracting and retaining the largest student population possible from the ninth grade through graduation. The purpose of this action research mixed study is to identify best practice approaches that will maintain O’Neal School’s present percentage of more students than other independent college preparatory high schools in the Sandhills area of North Carolina. The researcher conducted interviews to learn the voice of the customer, and to determine the root cause analysis. The researcher will integrate the emergent findings, analysis and data into an ongoing study that will provide data necessary to learn the work required to maintain a specific percent in recruitment from ninth grade through graduation. This data will be able to be used by practitioners, as well as academics.

    Keywords: return on investment, independent private college preparatory high school, recruitment, retention

  • 9:13-9:33am Dr. Jay Gabrelcik and Dr. Bob Gee

    Title: A Story of Sacrifice

    Abstract: In this work, the term Sacrifice is defined and explored: what it is, and what it is not. American Meridian University was proudly represented in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Tel Aviv, Israel. This research embodies a broad range of country and religious cultures that were studied and witnessed. Lisa Gabrelcik, wife of the researcher, took part in the visitation of both Jesus Christ’s birthplace and the fourteen Stations of the Cross – commonly known as His Passion.

    Keywords: god, holy spirit, father, freedom, religious cultures

  • 11:45-11:55am Coffee Break
  • Moderator-Dr. Sharon L. Burton
  • 9:45-10:05am Emmanuel Ansu Amponsah

    Title: The Impact of Information Technology on the Operations of Banks in Ghana. ( A Case Study of P-A Capital Rural Bank, Sunyani-Abesim Branch).

    Abstract: Recently, all banks in Ghana are striving to protect or increase their market share which has led to the introduction of competitive banking products through information for customers. As a result, the study looked at how IT has influenced PA Capital Rural Bank in improving efficient and innovative service to their customers. It also looked at the possible constraints or problems encountered resulting from the use of I.T. Major Instruments used by the researchers in collecting data were questionnaires and structured interview. Certain peculiar problems associated with the use of I.T. were identified by the study. Some pertinent findings of the study show that IT has increased the customer base of the bank. The study recommends that the Bank of Ghana should introduce new information technology devices into the market for the benefit of the customers and employees. As the intensity of competition in the banking industry get fiercer, the study concludes that information technology has not only gotten advantages but disadvantages as well which can be solved when management work on improving the efficiency of the Information Technology.

    Keywords: information technology, banking, customers, Capital Rural Bank, efficiency

  • 10:06-10:26am Patrick Montjoie

    Title: Human Factor Considerations Using Mistake-Proofing for a Closed Loop Process

    Abstract: Human factors should play a defining role in processes involving interaction with technology. According to recent studies people are serial information processors and only remember about seven things at any given moment. In the field of ergonomics focus is centered on factors such as climate, temperature, pressure, vibration, and light. Often designers neglect the cognitive limitations of humans when interfacing with highly complex and technology-advanced systems. For example, the human error factor is one of the biggest contributors to data loss causing severe 10:06-10:26 AM 11 2016 American Meridian University International Interdisciplinary Academic and Business Conference (2016 AMUIIABC) financial impacts on businesses. Those frequent unintentional human errors can result in loss of productivity, business disruption, and issues with regulatory compliance. It is often the result of information being destroyed or partially altered without the user’s awareness of the loss. While computers can multitask efficiently and process data very quickly, humans can only manipulate a few pieces of information sequentially. This enormous gap in processing cycle time is the focus of this paper. My research indicates creating a Poka Yoke (mistake-proofing) early error detection and warning mechanism would close the loop on human computer-interaction. This approach is applicable in many industries and has many promising business applications.

    Keywords: Data loss, human error, human factor, human computer-interaction, disaster recovery, business continuity, cycle time

  • 10:27-10:47am Sharon Nicholas & Myles Esmele

    Title: Quality in Metrology Calibration Program

    Abstract: The Project and underlying Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Dissertation is summarized by this abstract and will do this by: (1) consolidating all the “rouge” agencies throughout the U.S. Navy (with the exception of the NAVSEA 08, Nuclear Propulsion) by validating past studies and; (2) to help the Navy dramatically improve customer service, quality of products and services to the naval war fighter through value steam management, elimination of waste resources, reduce labor time (man-hours) or cut operational costs, improve safety, and continue keep NSWC Corona and the Navy to maintain world-class competitors in measurement science and calibration standards in the twenty-first century Metrology Calibration program in the United State Navy.

    Keywords: calibration, metrology, quality of products, customer service

  • 10:47-10:57am Break
  • Moderator-Dr. Francis Grimm
  • 10:57 AM Dissertation Defense (Open Session)
    Welcome by Dr. Bob Gee
    Explanation of the Event by Dr. Sharon L. Burton
    The Defense of Victoria Saenz Grimm’s Dissertation
    Questioning of Doctoral Candidate Victoria Saenz Grimm
    Excusing of the Presenter and Review of the Presentation
    The Decision Presented
  • 1:10-2:24pm Lunch
  • 2:25 PM Dissertation Defense (Open Session)
    Explanation of the Event by Dr. Sharon L. Burton
    The Defense of R. Scott Bonney’s Dissertation
    Questioning of Doctoral Candidate R. Scott Bonney
    Excusing of the Presenter and Review of the Presentation
    The Decision Presented
  • 4:45 PM Dissertation Defense (Open Session)
    Explanation of the Event by Dr. Sharon L. Burton
    Explanation of the Event by Dr. Sharon L. Burton
    Questioning of Doctoral Candidate Willie Journigan
    Excusing of the Presenter and Review of the Presentation
    The Decision Presented
  • 6:45-7:05 PM Closing Session
  • 7:05 and Later Dinner and Networking