Current Doctoral Students
Joan A. Lamare

After a rich and varied career in both education and the corporate world, Joan has returned to UNO for her doctoral work. Her area of research interest is the integration of technology in teacher education.


Award-Winning Doctoral Graduates
Ramona C. Moore

Doctoral Dissertation Director and Major Professor for Ramona C. Moore. Constructing a Narrative of Teacher Development: Piecing Together Teacher Stories, Teacher Lives, and Teacher Education. Completed November 16, 1995. Ramona C. Moore was also recipient of the College of Education Outstanding Graduate Student Award for 1995-96. Ramona now resides in Seattle, Washington and teaches for Western Washington University and the Mukilteo School District.

Margaret Dermody

Doctoral Dissertation Director and Major Professor for Margaret Dermody, Effects of Metacognitive Strategy Training on Fourth Graders' Reading Comprehension. Completed April, 1987. Recipient of the Stan Orvis Outstanding Dissertation Award sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa. Margaret Dermody was also recipient of the College of Education Outstanding Graduate Student Award for 1986-1987.

Janet C. Richards

Doctoral Dissertation Director and Major Professor for Janet C. Richards, Theoretical Orientation and First and Third Grade Teachers' Reading Instruction. Completed August, 1985. Recipient of the University of New Orleans' College of Education W.M. Rigdon Distinguished Dissertation Award for 1985.

Murray M.Pitts

Doctoral Dissertation Director and Major Professor for Murray M. Pitts, Effects of Cognitive Styles on Inferential Reading Comprehension. Completed April, 1982. Dissertation among ten finalists for the International Reading Association's Outstanding Dissertation Award, 1983, recipient of the University of New Orleans' College of Education Distinguished Dissertation Award, 1983, and recipient of the outstanding Dissertation Award of the Southwest Educational Research Association, 1983.

Argiro Louchis Morgan

Doctoral Dissertation Committee for Argiro Louchis Morgan, Children's Inferential Comprehension of Pragmatic Causal Relations in Reading: A Study of Semantic, Contextual and Syntactic Variations. Completed August, 1980. UNO College of Education Distinguished Dissertation Award recipient, 1981.


Award-Winning Master's Graduates
Susan G. Mulé

Susan has received both the Outstanding Undergraduate and the Outstanding Master's Student awards from the College of Education.

Gipe, Joan P. and Mulé, Susan G.(1996/97). The impact of literature-based instruction on upper elementary students' attitudes and perceptions towards writing. Louisiana Education Research Journal. Vol. 22(1),79-88.

Ann Boudreaux Moore

Ann Moore was awarded a Spirit of Excellence Award from WWL Channel 4 New Orleans, and was also a recipient of an Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award from the College of Education.

Gipe, Joan P. and Moore, Ann Boudreaux. (1995). Instructor's manual: Corrective reading techniques for classrom teachers, K-12, (3rd ed.). Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, Publishers.



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