Graduation Year


Document Type




Degree Granting Department

Secondary Education

Major Professor

Jane Applegate, Ph.D.

Co-Major Professor

Diane Yendol-Hoppey, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Pat Jones, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Ph.D.


Cognitive Task Analysis, critical decision method, English language arts, narrative inquiry


This work was possible through the support of my personal and professional families. Personally, my husband Brad was my continual encourager through each phase of this journey. This accomplishment is as much his as mine. Also, through this process I feel I have matured at the hands of the Lord through His careful, peaceful leading within the many nuanced steps of completing the doctoral program. Professionally, the ladies forming my doctoral committee have been more than advisors, but mentors. Their thoughtful counsel helped me feel capable throughout the many phases of becoming a researcher and scholar, yet they offered insight always with attention to the aspects of life that keep us whole outside of our work

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