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Frazier earns PhD in technology education

Dr. Maurice Frazier, Dr. William Owens, Dr. John Ritz and Dr. Philip Reed.

Maurice Frazier finished the Technology Education PhD Program at Old Dominion University on April 2. He defended his dissertation titled, “The Effect of Technology Education on Student State Standardized Test Scores.”

Frazier will march in ODU’s graduation ceremony on May 9.

He did his undergraduate work at North Carolina State University. He completed his master’s degree and doctoral program at ODU.

While attending ODU, Frazier was named Outstanding Graduate Student in 2004. He was also inducted into Iota Lambda Sigma National Honor Society. He was presented The Golden Key Award in 2007. During his 2008 term, he received the Occupational and Technical Studies Doctoral Fellowship worth $10,000. This past winter term he received The Meredith Construction Company Academic Scholarship worth $4,500.

He has attended the International Technology Education Association Annual Conference for the past three years. For the past two years he has been one of the conference’s presenters. He and his wife Erica attended this prestigious conference in Louisville, Ky., in March. He presented his research at the conference. During the conference, he was awarded a Technology Education Excellent Teacher Scholarship for $1,000.

His parents are Rudolph and Marilynn Frazier. “We want to express special thanks to Dr. John Ritz, who is head of the Technology Education Department at ODU, Dr. William Owens, and Dr. Philip Reed for the wonderful support they afforded Maurice during his years at ODU,” they said.

Maurice and his wife Erica reside in Suffolk. He teaches at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake. Erica teaches at Simons Dale Elementary School in Portsmouth.

posted 04.27.2009

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