INIT Lab PhD student Jeremiah Blanchard defends his dissertation!

Today, the INIT Lab is proud to announce that PhD student Jeremiah Blanchard defended his dissertation work “Building Bridges: Dual-Modality Instruction and Introductory Programming Coursework” this afternoon! We held the defense virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. Jeremiah’s committee members were myself (chair), Dr. Christina Gardner-McCune (co-chair), Dr. Joseph Wilson, Dr. Kristy Boyer, Dr. Corinne Huggins-Manley (UF College of Education), with special external member Dr. David Weintrop from the University of Maryland’s College of Education. Pending final comments from one committee member who will have to catch up via video, we’d like to say congratulations, Dr. Blanchard!😀

Here is a screenshot of the proud committee to document the occasion: