Laurie Garo successfully defended her PhD dissertation "A Multilevel Analysis of Black Male Secondary School Student Discipline and Achievement in Relation to Violence Exposure". The degree is a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, Urban Education, within the college of education. Laurie utilized GIS as one of her methods, to determine neighborhood level violence exposure. Dr. Eric Delmelle served as her methodologist/graduate faculty representative. Congradulations Dr. Garo.