ETSU School of Graduate Studies and Graduate Council Outstanding Thesis, Dissertation, and Capstone Awards (2012-2013)

Award Recipients

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Trista Wright

Name: Trista Wright
Outstanding Dissertation : Effects of Burn Injury on Biological Ethanol and Ethyl Glucuronide Concentrations
Nominated by: Kenneth E. Ferslew, Ph.D.
Committee members:
  • Kenneth E. Ferslew, Ph.D., Chair
  • Gregory Ordway, Ph.D.
  • Donald Hoover, Ph.D.
  • Scott Champney, Ph.D.
  • Reza Mohseni, Ph.D.

Jacob Owen Bryant

Name: Jacob Owen Bryant
Outstanding Thesis in Art and Humanities: The Invisible Enemy: The Effects of Polio on the American War Effort during World War II, 1941-1945
Nominated by: Dr. Stephen Fritz
Committee members:
  • Dr. Stephen Fritz, Chair
  • Dr. Emmett Essin
  • Dr. Henry Antkiewicz

Daniel McKelvey

Name: Daniel McKelvey
Outstanding Thesis in Social Sciences and Education : Identity Discrepancy, Male Role Norms, and Mental and Physical Health
Nominated by: Stacey Williams, Ph.D.
Committee members:
  • Dr. Stacey Williams, Chair
  • Dr. Ginette Blackhart
  • Dr. Jon Ellis
  • Dr. Matthew McBee

George Beckham

Name: George Beckham
Outstanding Thesis in Science, Math, Technology, and Computer Sciences : Physical and Anthropometric Factors Influencing the Isometric Strength in Key Positions of the Conventional Deadlift in Powerlifters
Nominated by: Dr. Kimitake Sato
Committee members:
  • Dr. Hugh Lamon, Chair
  • Dr. Kimitake Sato
  • Dr. Michael Ramsey
  • Dr. G. Gregory Haff

Laura Teran

Name: Laura Teran
Outstanding Capstone Project : Implementation of a Spanish Language Course into Dental Hygiene Programs: Barriers, Influences, and Benefits
Nominated by: Dr. Ester L. Verhovsek
Committee members:
  • Dr. Ester L. Verhovsek, Chair
  • Dr. Randy Byington
  • Dr. Connie Sharuga
  • Dr. Debbie Dotson