Welcome to the second annual DSA Conference hosted by the Doctoral Student Association! Presenters include Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Candidates, and Students from every doctoral program. Come and explore the research of Franklin University’s Doctoral Studies Programs. Enjoy time with like-minded people. Discover the fun and connect with colleagues.

Thank you to the 2022 Conference Committee for making this event possible: Dr. Rachel Althof, Dr. Bora Pajo, Cecily Jackson (DSA President), Arianna Silcott-Lo (Secretary), Annemarie Kuhn-Holmes, Latania Thomas (Vice President for Committee Work), Catherine Paessun, Dr. Tonia Young-Babb

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Friday, June 24th
4:00 PM

Welcome to the Conference: Introduction of DSA Leadership and Conference Planning Committee

DSA Leadership

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM

4:10 PM

Greetings: Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Christopher Washington, Franklin University

4:10 PM - 4:20 PM

4:25 PM

Finishing: Designing a Writing Habit

Mary L. Churchill, Boston University

4:25 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Introduction of Presenters

DSA Leadership

5:00 PM - 5:05 PM

5:05 PM

Fundamental Steps of Research Design: What Awaits New Students?

Bilge Karabacak, Franklin University

5:05 PM - 5:15 PM

5:15 PM

Break and Networking

DSA Leadership

5:15 PM - 5:25 PM

5:25 PM

Women in Educational Leadership: Kindergarten through Higher Education

Rachel Althof, Franklin University
Katie Morgan, Franklin University

5:25 PM - 5:35 PM

5:40 PM

Cultural Values in Digital Transformation in Large Compaines in the Age of Emerging Digital Privacy Laws

Kristopher Patterson, Franklin University

5:40 PM - 5:50 PM

5:55 PM

The Contribution of Meet Sessions And Breakout Rooms In Creating A Doctoral Learning Community: A Sequential Mixed Methods Study

Valerie A. Storey, Franklin University
Amiee Wagner, Franklin University
Gina Jones, Franklin University

5:55 PM - 6:15 PM

6:20 PM

Fulbright Grants for Students, Faculty, Administrators, and Institutions

Alex Akulli, Franklin University

6:20 PM - 6:40 PM

6:45 PM

Alternative Methods for Saving the 340B Program

Cecily Jackson, Franklin University

6:45 PM - 7:05 PM

7:05 PM

Day One Closing Remarks

DSA Leadership

7:05 PM

Saturday, June 25th
10:00 AM

Welcome to the Conference

DSA Leadership

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

10:05 AM


Wendell Seaborne, Franklin University

10:05 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

Disabilities in Children's Literature

Bora Pajo, Franklin University
Evan Chaloupka, Franklin University

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

10:40 AM

CV vs. Resume

Cyndi Freeman, Franklin University

10:40 AM - 10:50 AM

10:55 AM

Research Reimagined: A Call For Critical Thinking

Isidoro Talavera, Franklin University

10:55 AM - 11:15 AM

11:20 AM

Probation Standards

Tyler Sheppard, Franklin University

11:20 AM - 11:20 AM

11:35 AM

Panel Discussion: "Life After Doctorate"

Latania Thomas, Franklin University
Annabelle L. Haston, Franklin University
Adrienne Preddie, Franklin University
Michael Steven Gambrel, Franklin University

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM

12:05 PM


DSA Leadership

12:05 PM - 12:35 PM

12:35 PM

Empowering Machine Learning with Azure Machine Learning Studio

Matthew Eland, Franklin University

12:35 PM - 12:45 PM

12:50 PM

Life As A Doctoral Student: Setting One's Mindset

Michelle Thomas, Franklin University

12:50 PM - 1:00 PM

1:05 PM

Library Hacks: Tips For Effectively Using the Franklin University Library For Your Research

Marc Jaffy, Franklin University
Alyssa Darden-Munoz, Franklin University

1:05 PM - 1:15 PM

1:20 PM

Measuring Patient Experience - Whose Voices Are Heard?

Rachel Silsdorf, Franklin University

1:20 PM - 1:30 PM

1:35 PM

Panel Discussion: "Academic Publishing"

Bora Pajo, Franklin University
Shamon Allen, Franklin University
John F. Torpey, Franklin University
Lewis Chongwony, Franklin University

1:35 PM - 2:05 PM

2:05 PM

Break and Networking

DSA Leadership

2:05 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Female Entrepreneurship and the Componential Theory of Creativity in Business

Shay Pursel, Franklin University

2:15 PM - 2:35 PM

2:40 PM

Using Secondary Data

Tonia Young-Babb, Franklin University
Bora Pajo, Franklin University

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

3:05 PM

80% Of Success is the Literature Review: Conducting and Writing an Insightful Literature Review for Your Dissertation Research and Comp Exams

Alex Heckman, Franklin University

3:05 PM - 3:25 PM

3:30 PM

The Truth About the 'Great Resignation'

Annemarie Kuhn Holmes, Franklin University

3:30 PM - 3:40 PM

3:45 PM

Thinking Outside The Box: Leveraging Emerging Research Design & Methodologies In Applied Doctoral Programs

Lewis Chongwony, Franklin University

3:45 PM - 4:05 PM

4:10 PM

Implementing Lean Management

Preston Rowley, Franklin University

4:10 PM - 4:20 PM

4:20 PM

Conference Closing Remarks

DSA Leadership

4:20 PM