EdD Students Presented Research at the New England Educational Research Organization

April 20, 2022
Submitted By: Karen I. Case

EdD students presented research at the New England Educational Research Organization

Congratulations to students in the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD) program in the College of ENHP, as well as to alumni from the program, who presented research at the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) conference from April 6-8, 2022. 

NEERO is a regional research organization whose mission is to promote, improve, and disseminate information about all forms of educational research. This year’s conference theme was "Expanding Equity in Educational Research". Learn more at

The EdD students and titles of their presentations included:

Andrés Madera - Student perspectives on faculty’s instruction of writing for their honors projects

Champa Das - A collaborative learning relationship between two teacher education departments: A case study of a rural Indian and United States university

Sydney Kern - Standards and practices: Leadership styles and traits of deputy fire chiefs serving career fire departments

Bharati Shah Chakraborty - Retention of single mothers in higher education by providing improved mental health and resources and links to basic needs on campus during the COVID -19 Pandemic

Carla Silva-Muhammad - Money is no object: High School principals’ and institutional constraints in promoting racial equity post COVID-19

Theresa Black Gouveia – Special education teachers’ perceptions about vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and the coping mechanisms they use to reduce stress.

Krista Heybruck – Deepening public health’s roots: Rediscovering the women who shaped public health’s entry in higher education

Ina Marshall – Integration of intercultural communication skills in German companies’ employees located in New England

T. Stores – Creativity for leadership: Traits, processes, and environmental factors in the practices of university presidents trained in artistic creative disciplines

Courtney Reim – Scientific Observation for assessment in Montessori Teacher Practice

Bo Zhang – Chinese international STEM doctoral students’ experiences during employment seeking in the United States: A qualitative study

Gregory Freidline – Technological inequities among New England higher education leaders: A university case study of a COVID-19 pandemic shutdown

James Nealy – Isolation and underrepresented ‘peace officers’: An action research study

Barbara Haines – Storytelling as an element in career education

Carla Adams – Online and lonely? How faculty can cultivate a sense of belonging in the virtual classroom: A community college perspective

Floyd Green III – The sustainability of STEAM: Urban arts education in a competitive STEM World.

Alumni Presentations included:

Stacy Maddern, University of Connecticut – Instructional Equality: Writing to Learn in Higher Education

Lakshmi Frechette - Symposium, Expanding the radius of epistemic equity and inclusion in education and its study: A critical arts-based ways of knowing, inquiring, and communicating

Presented with colleagues:

Kelly Clark/Keefe, University of Vermont

Chalais Carter, University of Massachusetts

Kelly Demers, Anslem College

Deb Patterson, University of Massachusetts