Previous Graduate Students

Milestone Projects completed by Dr. Kuperminc’s students: 

Doctoral Dissertations

Khatib, Nadim (2020). Staff- and Youth-reported Youth Voice as Predictors of Community Service through Empowerment: A Longitudinal Analysis. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU. 

Seitz, Scot (2020).  Youth Profiles of Program Quality Perceptions and Their Associations with Social Competence. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Wilson, Christyl (2019). Racial Socialization from Parents and Peers: Implications for Coping with Discrimination. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Hale, Katherine E. (2019). Evaluating best practices in group mentoring: A mixed method study. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Georgia State University.

Murtaza, Zahra (2019). The impact of concurrent racial and religious discrimination on the mental health and well-being of Muslim young adults. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

LeCroix, Rebecca (2018). Altering attitudes and improving intentions: An evaluation of the Safe Zone workshop at Georgia State University. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU. (Co-chair with Lisa Armistead)

Gilmore, Devin (2017). The role of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment in reducing criminal behavior: A person-centered and ecological approach. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Cormier, Jacque Corey (2017). Linking adolescents’ leadership exposure to transformational leadership: The mediating effects of self-efficacy and social intelligence. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU. (Co-chair with Julia Perilla)

Felmet, Kandi (2015). Exploring relational and goal-directed interactions in community-based mentor relationships. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Macías, R. Lillianne (2015). Líderes Comunitarias: Evaluation of community workshops on domestic violence. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU. (Co-chair with Julia Perilla)

Duggins, Shaun (2014). Victims of school bullying: Passive and aggressive victim outcomes and the role of economic hardship. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU. Awarded posthumously.

Thomason, Jessica (2013). An evaluation of the delivery of sexuality education in a youth development context. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Serrata, Josephine (2012). Creating an opportunity for self-empowerment of immigrant Latina survivors of domestic violence: A leadership intervention. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU. (Co-chair with Julia Perilla)

DiMeo, Michelle (2011). After-school programs: Do parents matter? Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Ogley-Oliver, Emma (2011). Development of activism: The elders of the anti-nuclear movement. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Armstrong, Michael (2011). Modeling the relationship between a social responsibility attitude and youth activism. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Barile, John P. (2010). Health disparities in a diverse county: Investigating interactions between residents and neighborhoods. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Cummings, Lawanda (2010). Evaluating the influence of participation in a diverse high school-based group mentoring program. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

House, L. Duane (2009). Family separation and changes in peer relationships among early adolescent Latino youth: Examining the mediating role of family relationships. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Mooss, Angela D. (2009). Gambling behaviors among youth involved in juvenile and family courts. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Wilkins, Natalie (2009). Family processes promoting achievement motivation and perceived school competence among Latino youth: A cultural-ecological-transactional perspective. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Zorland, Jennifer (2009). Assessing the prevalence and correlates of problem gambling among adult drug court clients. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Alvarez-Jimenez, Anabel (2008). Implications of filial responsibility for Latino adolescents’ psychological and social adjustment: A resilience perspective. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Roche, Cathy (2008). No más violencia: Family conflict and aggression among Latino youth. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Georgia State University. (Co-chair with Julia Perilla)

Broomfield, Kimberley A. (2007). Mechanisms through which supportive adult relationships and future orientation contribute to positive outcomes in low-income African-American adolescents. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Cowan, Beryl A. (2007). Trauma exposure and behavioral outcomes in sheltered homeless children: The moderating role of perceived social support. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU. (Co-chair with Greg Jurkovic)

Darnell, Adam J. (2006). Predicting support for government action to reduce economic inequality. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Diaz, Dayna M.V. (2005). The relations among parenting style, parent-adolescent relationship, family stress, cultural context, and depressive symptomatology among adolescent females. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Lesesne, Catherine A. (2005). Sense of community and participant engagement in a group-based parenting intervention. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Niolon, Phyllis Holditch (2005). Autonomy and relatedness in mother-teen interactions as predictors of involvement in adolescent dating aggression. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Mashburn, Andrew (2004). Preschool quality and cognitive development of preschoolers in Georgia. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Lapidus, Rebecca B. (2004). An evaluation of a high school-based group mentoring program on protégés’ sense of belonging. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Georgia State University.

Foster, Jennifer D. (2003). Enhancing the lives of inner-city girls: Mentoring and youth development programs. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Ibañez, Gladys.E. (2002). Cultural attributes and adaptive strategies that promote future success among immigrant Latino adolescents. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.

Prescott-Adams, Folami. (2002). Television viewing influences on ethnic identity development among African American college students. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, GSU.


M.A. Theses

Delbasso, Claudia (2019). Experiences of uncertainty among Latinx immigrant parents in the U.S. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Joseph, Hannah (2018). Peer influence in group mentoring: A source of peer contagion or prosocial behavior change? Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Hale, Katie (2017). The associations between multiple dimensions of acculturation and adjustment among Latino youth from immigrant families. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Seitz, Scot (2017). The role of Cool Girls, Inc. participation and parent-child relationship quality in the prediction of social capital and hope for the future among female youth. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Faust, Loren (2016). Psychological needs fulfillment within after school programming: A qualitative analysis of program engagement and retention. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Wilson, Christyl (2015). Adolescent sexual risk reduction and the Theory of Planned Behavior: Moderation effects and the role of previous experience. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Felmet, Kandi (2013). Cool Girls, Inc. and psychological need satisfaction in female pre- and early adolescents. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Rodriguez, Rebecca (2012). Exploring Social Support in Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU. (co-chair with Julia Perilla).

Gilmore, Devin (2012). Testing a Model of Participant Retention in Longitudinal Substance Abuse Research: The Moderating Role of Participant Characteristics. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Tarantino, Nicholas (2011). Substance Use Severity Predicts Suicidal Ideation in Early Adult Emergency Department Patients: The Role of Family Support. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Thomason, Jessica (2010). Cool Girls, Inc. and Self-Concept: The Role of Social Capital. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Ogley-Oliver, Emma (2009). Natural mentors and African American girls’ sexual efficacy. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Mualuko, Mwende (2008). Building positive future orientations: The role of natural mentors in the lives of African American girls. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Wilkins, Natalie (2006). Why try? Achievement motivation and perceived academic climate among Latino youth. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Alvarez-Jimenez, Anabel (2005). Attitudes and behaviors related to filial responsibility in Latino youth: Variations by birth order, gender, and immigration. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Roche, Catherine (2005). Immigration age and academic achievement among Latino adolescents. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

House, L. Duane (2004). The influence of group mentoring on adolescents’ parent and peer relationships. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Broomfield, Kimberley A. (2003). Impact of a youth development program on African American female adolescents. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Cowan, Beryl A. (2003). Judicial access to psychosocial and legal information in determining dispositional outcomes of adjudicated juvenile offenders. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Darnell, Adam. (2002). Multilevel assessment of cultural competence in mental health service delivery. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Diaz, Dayna. (2002). Parental monitoring and maternal acceptance as predictors of delinquent behaviors in middle to late adolescence: A longitudinal study. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Norman, English. (2001). Clique influence on young adolescent aggressive behavior. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Foley, Jennifer D. (1999). Gender differences in posttraumatic stress disorder and related symptoms among youth exposed to community violence. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.

Hamilton, Erica S. (1999). Using dance to engage at-risk youth in community: An evaluation of OPTIONS pregnancy prevention program. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, GSU.