Here is a video and several photos from my graduation at University of Central Florida on December 13, 2019, for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education. What a wonderful day!
Thanks to my advisor Dr. Richard Hartshorne, my wife Kristy, and the preservice teachers, faculty, and staff at UCF that made my research possible, as well as Dr. Gary Mottola at the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and other academics who provided feedback on my dissertation, A Survey of Investing and Retirement Knowledge and Preferences of Florida Preservice Teachers.
The above video is the official complete video of the morning commencement session. I appear at 1:08:56 in the video. It should start at this point when played.
The photos below are from GradImages, the university’s official photography service. I have purchased these but am still waiting for the high-resolution copies.
Above: GradImages: Dean Pamela Carroll and Richard Thripp
Above: GradImages: Richard Thripp Holding Degree, 1st Photo
Above: GradImages: Richard Thripp and Advisor, Dr. Richard Hartshorne
Above: GradImages: Portrait of Richard Thripp
Above: GradImages: Richard Thripp Holding Degree, 2nd Photo
Above: GradImages: Hooding, 1st Photo
Above: GradImages: Hooding, 2nd Photo
Above: GradImages: Richard Thripp and UCF Mascot, Knightro
I will continue in Spring 2020 to teach EME 2040: Introduction to Technology for Educators to future teachers at UCF, as an adjunct faculty member. I will also be writing articles and further exploring the survey data I collected for my dissertation, A Survey of Investing and Retirement Knowledge and Preferences of Florida Preservice Teachers.