COER director defends thesis

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On May 5, 2020

Will Zwikelmaier

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William Zwikelmaier, director of career opportunities and employer relations (COER) at S&T, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on March 19. His dissertation is titled “Music Education as a Strategy to Narrow the Achievement Gap: A Causal-comparative Analysis of Band and Choir Enrollment and Academic Achievement of Low Socioeconomic Status Students.”

Zwikelmaier participated in the educational doctorate learning community cohort at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. His degree will be conferred in May. While he currently serves in a leadership role for COER, Zwikelmaier’s first career was as an instrumental music educator. He chose to focus his doctoral research effort on the role that fine arts and non-academic interventions can play in increasing academic achievement.

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