April 25-29, 2022

Schedule of Events - Festival of Scholars

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Graduate School of Education Research Poster Symposium

Student Abstracts


The Impact of Transitional Kindergarten in a Southern California School

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Student(s):
Kathryn Appell

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


Contributing Factors of Special Education Teacher Burnout

Student(s):
Erika Avila

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


The Impact of Parental Education in Latin-America on How They Support Their Children in the U.S. Education System

Student(s):
Hilary Balam

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Developing Language and Literacy Skills of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

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Student(s):
Marcie Ball

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Middle School Student Leadership: Teachers' Perceptions Towards Leadership Development

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Student(s):
Courtney Beaulieu

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


The Effects of Collaboration on Teacher Workload and Instructional Practices

Student(s):
Sabrina Beckwith

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Kathleen Merrigan


Addressing the Social-emotional Needs of Middle School Special Education Students

Student(s):
Lincoln Beltran-Bannon

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Oral Comprehension and Speech Perception in the age of COVID-19 

Student(s):
Hannah Booth

Faculty Mentor:
Lisa Putnam


Perspectives of Teachers of the Deaf Providing Sex Education to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

Student(s):
Darrian Briggs

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


Tinnitus Ramifications On The Mind In The Educational Setting

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Student(s):
Jaclyn Capie

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


The Impacts of Standards-Based Grading on Academic Achievement Gaps

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Student(s):
Nicole Carter

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Support Programs for Immigrant Parents

Student(s):
Richard Castaniero

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lisa Putnam


Teacher Attitudes and Perceptions Towards English Language Learners: Does It Play a Role In Academic Performance?

Student(s):
Gabriela Celis

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


Teacher Perspectives on Diversity: Is a Diverse Staff Essential for Student Success?

Student(s):
Estefani Cervantes

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


Fostering a Global Community: The Role of Cross-Cultural Engagement in International Student Integration 

Student(s):
Mandavi Chattopadhyay

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Kathleen Merrigan


The COVID Gap in Elementary Education

Student(s):
Kimberly Cook

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Factors Influencing Itinerant Service Type, Time, and Intensity for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

Student(s):
Samantha Dickey

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


Teacher Induction and the edTPA: How Do They Affect Teachers’ Job Perceptions?

Student(s):
Heather Dingbaum

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Kathleen Merrigan


Parental Beliefs on a Newly Implemented Dual Language Immersion Program

Student(s):
Cynthia Esquivel

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Kathleen Merrigan


Strategies of Inclusive Education for General Education Teachers

Student(s):
Rachel Fischbach

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Educators' Perspectives on Strategies to Decrease Test Anxiety

Student(s):
Jensen Fishberg

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Educators' Perspectives on Teacher Collaboration During Distance Learning

Student(s):
Brigette Flores

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


Extraversion in Secondary Teachers and the Specific Subject Areas that They Teach

Student(s):
Christine Flores

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


What ABA-based Antecedents Help Decrease Behaviors in the Self-contained Special Education Classroom. 

Student(s):
Crista Gonzalez

Faculty Mentor:
Brian Harlan


Public versus Private School Perspectives 

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Student(s):
Taylor Gordon

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Special Day Classroom Teachers Perspective of DHH StudentsUnderstanding of Mathematical Word Problems

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Student(s):
Erica Grimes

Faculty Mentor:
Brian Harlan


Manufacturing Consent in the Classroom 

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Student(s):
Jacob Grise

Faculty Mentor:
Brian Harlan


Social Relationships of Middle School Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Adolescents in the Mainstream Classroom

Student(s):
Bryanna Hammett

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


Student Self Efficacy Through Parent Involved Meaningful Homework

Student(s):
Rochelle Janda

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Social Emotional Learning and the Arts

Student(s):
Zuri Kawooya

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


Social-Emotional Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Student(s):
Kaitlyn Keane

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


A Glass Half Full: A Content Analysis of Antiracism Concepts in Institutional Diversity Plans

Student(s):
Caeli Koizumi

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


How Well Are We Implementing School-wide Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) In Schools?

Student(s):
Nicolas Lazzarini

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Christian School Teachers' Homework Perceptions

Student(s):
Melanie Leahy

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


Why Middle School Students Enroll and Persist in Music, and Enrollment Impact from COVID-19

Student(s):
Laura Leininger

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Good Teaching Matters: Students Learn More When Their Teachers use Non-Traditional Methods

Student(s):
Carlos Leon

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Translanguaging in the Secondary Bilingual Science Classroom

Student(s):
Dulce Lopez

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Kathleen Merrigan


How Student Praise Positively Affects the Classroom Environment

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Student(s):
Molly Lueck

Faculty Mentor:
Lisa Putnam


Teacher Perception of the Multi-Subject Self-Contained Classroom

Student(s):
Thomas Maires

Faculty Mentor:
Dr, Kathleen Merrigan


How COVID-19 Affected Teacher Retention Rates 

Student(s):
Samuel Martin

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Addressing the Needs of LGBTQ Students in Public Education

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Student(s):
Susanna McGrath

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


Parental Opinion Toward Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Southern California

Student(s):
Dylan McKenna

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Kathleen Merrigan


Teachers Perspectives on the Barriers Minority Parents Face through Involvement in Their Chid's Education

Student(s):
Jasmine Melendez

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


Adult Reflections on Growing Up with a Sibling Who Has Autism

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Student(s):
Yajaira Millan

Faculty Mentor:
Lisa Putnam


Disability Representation on Children's Television: A Content Analysis 

Student(s):
Courtney Morrison

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


Special Education Teachers' Perceptions on Bullying

Student(s):
Georgine Murillo

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lorynn Selby


A Closer Look at the Effects of Teacher Burnout for Teacher of Students with Hearing Loss

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Student(s):
Eva Murray-Yavar

Faculty Mentor:
Brian Harlan


Breaking the Canon: Adding Diversity to the Classroom

Student(s):
Alyson Pelayo

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Art Educators Preparedness to Teach Special Education Students  

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Student(s):
Shannon Phillips

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lisa Putnam


Teachers Perspectives of Engagement Using Experiential vs. Computer Learning in Science Classrooms

Student(s):
Brooke Randolph

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


Teachers' Voices During COVID-19

Student(s):
Frank Rodriguez

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Teacher Perspectives on Parent Supports in the Field of Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Student(s):
Kerry Roman

Faculty Mentor:
Lisa Putnam


Minority Caregivers’ Perceptions of Having a Child Who is D/deaf or Hard of Hearing

Student(s):
Ashley Rook

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


Teachers' Perceptions of Parental Involvement in Dual Language Classrooms

Student(s):
Jazmin Ruiz

Faculty Mentor:
Lisa Putnam


Effects of Technology in Elementary Classrooms

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Student(s):
Alice Schatz

Faculty Mentor:
Brian Harlan


Perceptions of Art Education Amongst Elementary School Educators

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Student(s):
Emily Schweers, N/A

Faculty Mentor:
Brian Harlan


Factors that Affect Parental Involvement

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Student(s):
Bertina Serrato

Faculty Mentor:
Brian Harlan


International Students Sense of Belonging 

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Student(s):
Nighat Shah

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


A Culturally-Responsive Trauma-Informed Approach in an Elementary School

Student(s):
Kimberly Sharp

Faculty Mentor:
Brian Harlan, Ph.D.


Students' Perceptions of the Benefits of Social-Emotional Learning Post-Pandemic

Student(s):
Chiara Smith

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


Strategies to Increase Parental Involvement from an Educator's Perspective

Student(s):
Morgan Snyder

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Student Perceptions of Academic Support During a Global Pandemic: A Student Support Services Study

Student(s):
Lorraina Solis

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Kathleen Merrigan


Guardians’ Perception of Their Students’ Academic Motivation and Resilience

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Student(s):
Ryen Swanson

Faculty Mentor:
Lisa Putnam


Teacher's Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Online vs Traditional Homework Assignments

Student(s):
Nicole Tetherow

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Lory Selby


Movement in the Classroom as an Academic Tool

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Student(s):
Anna Torraca

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Teacher Perceptions on the Use of Google Translate for Writing Assignments in a High School Spanish 3 Class

Student(s):
Manuel Velarde

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


Why is there a Shortage of Special Education Teachers? 

Student(s):
Michele Vicuna

Faculty Mentor:
Lisa Putnam


Black Adult Learners and Their Perceptions of Motivation Related to Persistence

Student(s):
Melissa Walker

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Kathleen Merrigan


The Effect of Teachers’ Dress Attire on Student Learning

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Student(s):
Samantha Whitney

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brandy Yee


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