Doctoral Dissertations

 

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Submissions from 2021

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A Causal Comparative Study of Burnout Among Public and Charter Elementary School Teachers in North Carolina, Kaleatha Roberts

Submissions from 2020

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Improving Support for Non-Japanese Students Bullied in Japan's Elementary Schools, Corey Joseph Algood

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The Right Mix: A Single Case Study into a Blended Learning Program at Tobrikay Corporation, Angela Marie Andrews

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Attitudes of Health Profession Faculty Involved in a Simulation-Based Interprofessional Education Experience, Shannon Ashe

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A Nested-Case Study Investigating Distributed Leadership at the Middle School Level, Darrell M. Ashworth

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Assistant Principals’ Leadership and Perceptions of Their Roles: A Qualitative Case Study, Pheneik Baskett

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A Transcendental Phenomenological Study of Faculty Use of Universal Design for Learning That Includes Multiple Means of Expression While Teaching Online General Education Courses at a Technical College, Monique Stephaun Baucham

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The Effects of a School-Based Physical Education Course on Seventh Grade Academic Achievement, Gregory Allen Beasley

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The Effects of Enrollment In Remedial Classes on Students’ High School Graduation Rates, Amy Paulson Bennett

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The Dual Enrollment Challenges of First-Generation Appalachian College Students: A Holistic Single-Case Study, Cecil Todd Bennett

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A Multisite Case Study of High-Performing Charter School Boards in Florida, Kristine Lynn Bennett

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The Relationship Between the Average Number of Principal Walkthroughs and School Accountability Grade of Florida High Schools, Robert Leslie Bennett

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The Impact of Racial Segregation on School Performance in Charter Schools, Billie Wright Berry

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The Relationship Between Music Performance Anxiety and Self-Efficacy in Sixth to Eighth Grade Instrumental Students, Brian Bersh

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A Qualitative Study of Elementary Teachers' Perspectives of Professional Learning Communities, Chanel Lee Bess

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Improving Student Attendance in Two Rural Mississippi Elementary Schools, Angela A. Bonner

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Class Standing and Student Perceptions of Safety in Christian Higher Education: A Causal-Comparative Study, Bradley Carlton Bowen

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The Impact of High Stakes Assessments on Self-Competence, Autonomy, and Perseverance for Educators in Rural Middle Tennessee: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Lucas Charles Bowling

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The Perceptions of Educators Concerning Self-Efficacy While Working in an Involuntary Enrollment Alternative School, Shaundeidra Bradford

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Improving Students' Scores on the Maine Educational Assessment for Science, Suzanna M. Brawn

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The Relationship between Entrance Age and Academic Achievement in Literacy Skills for Kindergarten Students in a Rural School, Rebecca Ann Brower

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A Phenomenological Study of the Use of Humor as a Teaching Tool by Middle and High School Teachers, Chad Michael Brown

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What Works? A Collective Case Study of Effective Collaborative Practices in Elementary and Middle School Inclusion Classrooms in Southwest Virginia, Shellie Denise Brown

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High School Education Professionals' Explanations of the Impacts of Military Stress on Military Dependent Students' Development, William John Buchleitner IV

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Aliteracy to Literacy: An Applied Research Study to Solve Elementary Readers' Aliteracy Problems, Brian Kirk Buis

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The Relationship between Academic Growth Percentiles And Student Perceptions Of School Climate among Sixth Grade Students, Charles Heath Burch

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The Effect of Teacher-Team Generated Formative Assessments on Student Writing Achievement Test Levels, Justin Michael Calhoun

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A Comparison of Perspectives of Special and Regular Education Teachers on Inclusive Education, Bryanan Stefanie Salita Callicutt

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Low Job Satisfaction as a Lived Experience for Veteran Middle School Teachers in Rural Tennessee: A Phenomenological Study, Shayla Carew

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Students’ Experiences of College Professor Communication in Online Instruction: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, William E. Carpenter

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New Teacher Induction in the Age of Social Media: A Phenomenological Study of Teachers in Their Second and Third Year in the Classroom, Loretta Ann Carter

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Relationship of Hispanic Students' School Absenteeism to Mathematics Achievement and Interest in STEM Careers, Rolando Casado

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The Effects of Data-Driven Instructional Leadership on Student Achievement, Hayward Mark Chandler

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A Collective Case Study Understanding the Barriers to College Access Facing Low-Income African American Male High School Graduates, Emmanuel Schuller Cherilien

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A Phenomenology of Teachers' Experiences Using One-to-One Technology in Rural North Carolina Middle Schools, Louise Marie Cline-Caulder

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Student Disengagement in a Low Socioeconomic Elementary School: Applied Research, Dawn Michele Cobb-Fossnes

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Understanding What Contributes to the Persistence of Teachers in Urban, Non-Fully Accredited Schools: A Phenomenological Study, Heather Marie Cobbs

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A Transcendental Phenomenological Description of Experiences of Graduates of Alternative High Schools Using an Exclusively Online Curriculum in North Carolina, Courtland Dwayne Coffer

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A Social-Emotional Framework Aligned to Common Core State Standards: Applied Social Research, Lisa A. Colapietro

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A Comparison of the Efficacy and Beliefs of Middle School Math Teachers and Science Teachers Towards STEM Education, Kenneth Lamar Deal Jr

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The Effects of Rotational Blended Learning on Course Grades in High School Credit Recovery Math I and English I Courses, Jarrod S. Dennis

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A Case Study Exploring the Self-Disclosure Experiences of Students with Psychiatric Impairments in an Online University Setting, Marcie Anne Dimač

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A Phenomenological Study of North Carolina Elementary Teachers' Lived Experiences with Google Classroom Integration, Hilary Elizabeth Dodson

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Self-efficacy Score Differences between Supported, Unsupported, Departmentalized and Non-departmentalized Classical Christian Elementary Mathematics Teachers, Cristina Marie Dube

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Burnout in College Resident Assistants: Indicators of Emotional Exhaustion, Depersonalization, and Personal Accomplishment, Dustin Robert DuBose

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Navigating the Personal and Professional Practices of Social Media in Higher Education: A Phenomenological Investigation, John Ryan Dunne

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A Correlational Study of Hispanic High School English Language Learners' English Proficiency and Mathematical Resilience, Jettie Ann Dush

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The Intersection of Job Satisfaction, Job Dissatisfaction, and Motivation of Instructional Designers in Online Higher Education: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Laura Elaine Dykstra

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The Predictive Relationship Between School Climate and Self-Perceived Stress Levels Among Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Teachers, Andrea Wood Eason

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Impact of Concept-Based Mathematics Instructional Strategies on Seventh Grade Student Achievement, Katherine Annette Lawley Ellsworth

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The Self-Efficacy of Rural Middle School Teachers Working with Families in Relation to Student Achievement, Sarah Skudin Evans

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The Experiences of Sixth- through Twelfth-Grade Students Identified as Having Autism Spectrum Disorder and Classified as Academically and Intellectually Gifted: A Multiple-Case Study, Callie Sa'Dena Everett

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The Lived Experience of Evangelical Christian Homeschooling Fathers in Fulfilling the Biblical Role of Disciple-Maker: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, William Robert Farrington

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The Relationship Between On-Going Factors of Parent Satisfaction in Private Christian Schools in a Southwestern State, Christopher Don Gann

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Community College Academic Advising: A Study of Effects on GPA, Retention, and Engagement, Christy Lynn Genova

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Poverty and Education: An Educator's Perspective, Elizabeth Leigh Rogers Ghent

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Relationships between Placement Criteria and Students' Online Developmental Math Final Grades, Michael P. Gibson

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Keeping the Faith: A Phenomenological Study Exploring Intellectually-Gifted Adults Who Remain Practicing Christians, Deborah Jean Glynn

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Improving the Problem of Teacher Retention in a Rural Middle School in Southwestern Virginia, Meagan Marie Goad

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Music Participation and Achievement Scores among Middle School Students with Disabilities: A Causal-Comparative Study, Ashley Anne Gonzalez

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Military Spouse Educators: A Phenomenological Study on Tied-Migrant Military Spouses, Marlynn Crystal Goodrich

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The Difference in Satisfaction among Academic Advising Formats for Online College Students, Caleb Samuel Gordon

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An Examination of How Principals in Rural K-12 Schools Foster Technological Literacy Among Teachers: A Multi-Site Case Study, Kathleen Marie Grad

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Comparing Digital Citizenship Perceptions of Online Students and Teachers, Tamarack Autumn Grammon

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The Effect of Section 504 Plans on Elementary Student Attendance, Jeffrey Michael Guerin

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Improving Teacher Retention in a South Carolina School District, Christine Proctor Gunter

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How Women in Leadership Describe Their Rise to Leadership in Nigeria, Princess Chinyere Halliday Enyiukwu

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Novice Elementary Teachers’ Self-Efficacy for Teaching Science: A Phenomenological Study, Graquetta Banks Harris

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Reducing Out-of-School Suspension in Title I Middle Schools: An Applied Study, William Thomas Hatten

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The Impact of a Middle School Boarding Program: A Phenomenological Study of Low-Income Minority Male Students Persisting to Post-Graduation Success, Lavinia Elise Hawkins

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#Generation Z: A Phenomenological Study Exploring the Experiences of Elementary Title I Teachers’ Use of Educational Technology in the 21st Century Classroom, Rachel Nichole Hernandez

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A Causal-Comparative Study Between GPA Dual Enrolled College Seniors and Acceptance into a Graduate Program, Heather Noelle Hewitt

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Does the Interactive Push-Presentation System Nearpod Effect Student Engagement in High School Anatomy?, Jan Anderson Hirtz

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Professor-Student Relationships and the Perceived Influence on Motivation to Persist in Undergraduate Students: A Phenomenological Study, Tammy S. Hogan

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The Influence of School Level on Perceptions of Components of Professional Learning Communities in Traditional Public Schools, Jennifer Metz Hollingsworth

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Differences between Gifted and Non-Gifted Students’ Perceptions of Advanced International Certificate of Education Course Quality, Kristin Hudson

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Growing Grit to Produce Doctoral Persistence: A Grounded Theory Study, Melanie Denise Moran Hudson

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Examining the Relationship between Academic Achievement and English Language Proficiency, Cynthia Grant Hyacinth

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Attitude towards One-to-One Technology among Student Academic Achievement in Ninth Grade STEM Classes, Brenda Patterson Ishmael

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Teachers’ Perspectives on Extended Learning Activities during a Balanced Calendar in a Rural Setting, Charlene Lovette Isom

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A Correlational Study of Perceptions of Favoritism, Job Satisfaction, and Job Attendance, Edwanda Landrum Jackson

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The Relationship between Teachers' Psychological Capital and Caring School Leadership and Enabling School Structure, Richard S. Jensen Jr

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The Impact of Teacher Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation on Teacher Self-Efficacy, Sallie Johnakin-Putnam

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Beginning Teachers' Technology Integration Self-Efficacy Based on Level of Technology Infusion in the Undergraduate Program, Reeshemah Tamar Johnson

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A Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experience of Online Instructors of Theological Reflection at Christian Institutions Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, Judy Arline Jowers

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A Causal-Comparative Study of Strategies Designed to Decrease Discipline Incidents in Urban Elementary Schools, John Christopher Jung

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Improving Remedial Middle School Standardized Test Scores, Roger Lee Keaton

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Principal Instructional Leadership Effect On High School Students’ Literacy Achievement, Kimberly Joyce Pinkney Kelly

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Biblical Worldview Development While Learning Origins Science, Charleton Dean King

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Residential Faculty Members’ Differential Use of Blackboard Tools: A Case Study, Stephen Mwendwa Kitoo

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A Transcendental Phenomenological Inquiry of First-Generation Community College Students’ Experiences, Jean Marky Leandre

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The Relationship Between Secondary Teachers' Grit and Self-Efficacy Beliefs on Classroom Management and Student Engagement, Laurie White Lee

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The Difference in the Sense of Community Between Male and Female Students in an International School in Saudi Arabia, Leon McAuthur Lee II

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The African American Student's Perception of Equity at Predominately White Institutions: A Phenomenological Study, Annitra C. Leigh

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Classroom Teachers and School-Based Mental Health Professionals: A Multi-Case Study, Andrea Spangler Leonard

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A Phenomenological Study of Teachers’ Lived Experiences Working in Schools Influenced by Principal Turnover, Carrie Nicole Barbour Link

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The Difference Between Homogeneous Grouping and Heterogeneous Grouping in Gifted Students’ Reading Achievement, Amy E. London

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A Multiple Case Study Examining How Christian Education Has Influenced a High School Graduates’ Worldview, William Lawrence Lorigan

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Examining Title I Elementary Schools in Tennessee: A Quantitative Study of Predicted Outcomes, Jessilon Ann Madison

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The Effect of Augmented Reality on Learning in the Mathematics Classroom, Justin Thomas Maffei