Doctoral Projects & Colloquia Schedule

Below is the 2020 doctoral project colloquia schedule. Presentations  are held at William James College and are open to the public. Check this space often as we continue to update the schedule, they are listed by date of presentation with the most recent first.

June 2020

The Interplay between Emotional Intelligence, Organizational Social Architecture & Black Male Leadership

Presented by: Enin M. Rudel
Discussant: Terrence Williams, MSM
Date: June 26, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm EDT
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The Role of Marital/Cohabitation Status and Nonverbal Communication in Relationship Satisfaction Among Young Couples

Presented by: Jacqueline Gener
Discussant: Melissa Lowe, PhD
Date: June 2, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm EDT
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May 2020

Exploring Blackness: A Pilot Study Testing the Acceptability and Feasibility of a Culturally Tailored Expressive Arts Group for African American Cancer Survivors

Presented by: Darryl Sweeper, Jr.
Discussant: Michelle Napoli, DAT, ATR-BC, REAT
Date: May 29, 2020
Time: 11:00 am EDT
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The Impact of Competition on Performance in a Political System

Presented by: Rachel Rennard
Discussant: Amber Conley, PsyD
Date: May 27, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm EDT
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Adolescent Sexting, Cyberbullying, and Excessive Online Gaming: The Impact of a Single Training on Educators’ Knowledge and Self-Efficacy for Prevention and Intervention

Presented by: Laura Gordon
Discussant: Aladdin Ossorio, PsyD
Date: May 26, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm EDT
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Program Evaluation of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interven­tions and Supports (SWPBIS) in Elementary Schools

Presented by: Alice Gomez-Salemi
Discussant: Shana Goldwyn, PhD
Date: May 26, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm EDT
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Mid-level Managers Adapting to Complexity: a multi-case, mixed-methods study of Complexity Leadership and Structural Dynamics

Presented by: Glenn Sigl
Discussant: Ann Emerson
Date: May 22, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm EDT
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An Investigation of the Zones of Regulation Program for Foster­ing Self-Regulation in Elementary School Students

Presented by: Stavroula Kulpa
Discussant: Melissa Pearrow, PhD
Date: May 20, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm EDT
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Mindfulness in Diverse Workplaces: Managing the Impact of Emotional Labor on the Sense of Belonging

Presented by: Kiera T. Penpeci
Discussant: Marissa Post, MS
Date: May 20, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm EDT
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Where regulatory fit is found, do larger charitable gifts follow?

Presented by: Emilie Socash
Discussant: Tuesday L. Cooper, JD, EdD
Date: May 20, 2020
Time: 10:00 am EDT
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A Group Therapy Program for Older Adults with Dependent Adult Children

Presented by: Aileen Peters
Discussant: Brenda Conlon, MSW, LICSW
Date: May 19, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm EDT
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Racial/Ethnic Microaggressions and the Latinx Experience

Presented by: Estefania Diaz Berrios
Discussant: Glavielinys Cruz, PsyD
Date: May 18, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm EDT
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Aggression, Anxiety, and Fire Setting Behaviors in Adolescent Males: A Comparative Analysis

Presented by: Amy Rickett
Discussant: Brett Rayford, PsyD, MBA
Date: May 18, 2020
Time: 10:00 am EDT
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The Recognition and Evaluation of Eating Disorders in Adolescents from Different Ethnic Groups: A Quantitative Study

Presented by: Daniela Perez
Discussant: Jessica Perry, PsyD
Date: May 15, 2020
Time: 9:00 am EDT
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The Relationship of Hedonic Motivation, Performance and Effort Expectancy, Price Value and Decisions to Purchase a Self-Driving Car

Presented by: Jasbir Sandhu
Discussant: Carmine DiChiara, PsyD
Date: May 14, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm EDT
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Qualitative Study of the Unmet Needs of Individuals with Chronic Lyme Disease

Presented by: Leah Reece
Discussant: Joseph Trunzo, PhD
Date: May 14, 2020
Time: 11:00 am EDT
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Evaluation of Spanish Speaking Parents' Understanding of the Special Education Process in Rhode Island

Presented by: Leslie Salcedo
Discussant: Betsy Juarez, PsyD
Date: May 13, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm EDT
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Linking Effective Followership to Adaptive Performance: The Moderation Role of Healthy Emotionality

Presented by: Erika L. Heilman
Discussant: Glenn Sigl, Senior Director, OD and Talent Development
Date: May 8, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm EDT
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Evoked Electrophysiological Activity of Gender Stereotype Disconfirming Leadership Behavior

Presented by: Robert Schachter
Discussant: Stacy Boss, MBA
Date: May 7, 2020
Time: 2:30 pm EDT
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The Impact of a Defendant's History of Trauma on Mock Jurors' Level of Empathy and Decision-Making

Presented by: Stephanie Mojena
Discussant: Alice Connors-Kellgren, PhD
Date: May 7, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm EDT
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Perceived Stress, Social Support, and Aspects of Communication During Deployment and its Relationship to Adjustment and Relationship Satisfaction of the Female Partner at Home

Presented by: Taylor Allard
Discussant: Stephanie Rickey, PhD
Date: May 6, 2020
Time: 11:00 am EDT
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The Future is Now: The Perceived Importance of VUCA Competencies for 21st Century HR and Non-HR Professionals

Presented by: Carlene E. Caldwell
Discussant: Milagros Russell, MA
Date: May 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 am EDT
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April 2020

Psychological Safety and Stigma Surrounding Mental Health Services Use by Veterans

Presented by: Ta-Cha L. Addis
Discussant: Major Jessica Peterson, US Army
Date: April 30, 2020
Time: 10:00 am EDT
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The Healing Properties of the Unconscious During Psychosis

Presented by: Alessandra Solberg
Discussant: Lionel Joseph, PhD, PsyD
Date: April 27, 2020
Time: 11:00 am EDT
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Drawing (Literally) Organizational Insights

Presented by: Amber J. Conley
Discussant: Miranda Ralston, PsyD
Date: April 22, 2020
Time: 3:30 pm EDT
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Bilingualism and Affective Processing

Presented by: Michelle Jeanette Michaels
Discussant: Gregory Plante, PsyD
Date: April 17, 2020
Time: 9:00 am EDT
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March 2020

Does the Public See People with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Risk for Aggressive Behavior?

Presented by: Nathan Capalbo
Discussant: Jonathan Dator, PhD
Date: March 5, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm 
Location: Room 231

February 2020

Perceived Closeness and Relationship Satisfaction in Coupled Adults Aged 60 and Over

Presented by: Kristianna Donoval
Discussant: Amy Friedman, PhD
Date: February 10, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm 
Location: Room 226

January 2020

Latinx First-Generation College Students’ Meaning-Making about Relational Resilience and Resistance

Presented by: Cassandra Guercia
Discussant: Laura Horn, PsyD
Date: January 13, 2020
Time: 10:00 am 
Location: Room 335


Practitioner Consensus on Current Best Practice Assessment Methods for Child Pornography Offenders

Presented by: Emily Brown
Discussant: Aubrey Orloff, PsyD
Date: January 13, 2020
Time: 10:00 am 
Location: Room 128


Examining the Relationship between Performance Anxiety and Motivation in Adolescent Soccer Players

Presented by: David Barbosa
Discussant: Jason Kimball, PhD
Date: January 10, 2020
Time: 10:30 am 
Location: Room 127


Impact of Implementing Trauma-Informed Practices on Student- and Staff- Level School-Wide Outcomes

Presented by: Denice Cronin
Discussant: Alice Connors-Kellgren, PhD
Date: January 6, 2020
Time: 10:00 am 
Location: Room 128

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