Doctoral Dissertations

 

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Submissions from 2021

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The Experiences of Students with Disabilities: A Phenomenological Study of Postsecondary Students in Ghana, Shadrack Agyekum

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Students' Evangelical Worldview in Public High School Content Areas: A Phenomenological Analysis, Russell Allen

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Preschool Teachers' Lived Experiences Embracing Challenges in Preparing Students for Kindergarten: A Phenomenological Study, Rhodora A. Alonzo

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Caucasian Teachers' and African American Students' Perceptions of Factors that Motivate Low-Socioeconomic African American Students to Read, Brittany Keys Anderson

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A Phenomenology of the Experiences of Secondary Athletic Trainers with Athletic Training Student Aides in a Sports Medicine Career Technology Education Pathway in Texas, Amanda Marie Andrews

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Educators' Perspectives of the Benefits and Barriers of Cross-level Teaching: A Collective Case Study, Lela Kristina Andrews

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The Predictive Relationship between Elementary Pre-service Teacher Praxis Subject Assessment Scores and Pedagogical Knowledge, Miranda Arnold

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A Phenomenological Study of Secondary Teachers' Perceptions Regarding Grade Inflation in Atlantic State, Jason Ashby Attig

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Correlating Maslovian Need Satisfaction to Educational Attainment and Time Since Completion, Anthony Brandt Babbitt

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Technology Use for Differentiation of Instruction in Middle School: An Applied Research Study, Cecelia Denise Baggott

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Secondary Content Teachers' Perceptions of Instructing English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Students: A Phenomenological Study, Wendy Lane Bailey

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The Relationship Between Language Mindsets and Foreign Language Anxiety, Jared David Barber

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Generational Learning Styles: A Phenomenology, Amy Marie Baxley

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The Impact of STEM Education on Elementary School Math and Science Achievement, Jessica Leigh Bentley

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A Transcendental Phenomenological Study of the Motivations of Minority Police Recruits Participating in an Entrance-Level Police Academy, Jennifer A. Beskid

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The Effects of a Mindfulness Curriculum on Mathematics Word Problem Performance in 3rd and 4th Grade Students, Adrianne S. Blackwelder

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Impact of Cultural Competence Professional Development on the Suspension Referrals of Minority Students, Philip Bonar

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Middle School Students’ Perceptions Of Teacher Empathy In Christian Schools: A Transcendental Phenomenological StudyMiddle School Students’ Perceptions Of Teacher Empathy In Christian Schools: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Harold Wade Brackins

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A Comparison of Special and General Educators' Perceptions of Collegiality, Jessica Brower

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A Transcendental Phenomenological Study of Perceived Self-Efficacy as It Relates to Persistence for First-Generation Black College Men in Texas, Cleveland Earl Brown

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Project Based Learning Versus Traditional Instruction: The Effect on Fifth Grade Students' Social Studies Scores, VaRondi Brown

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The Effect of Self-Efficacy on First-Generation African American College Students, Benita Lynn Cabbler

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Perceptions of Math Teachers Working With Students Who Suffer From Math Anxiety: A Collective Case Study, Wanda W. Calhoun

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Proximity Search Techniques to Reduce Cognitive Load: A Case Study, Donald G. Campbell

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A Phenomenological Study of High School Academic Subject Teachers’ Experiences Differentiating for English Language Learners, Valerie Jean Campbell

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From At-Risk to Graduation: A Causal Comparative Study of Mentoring the At-Risk Student with the Jag Model, Stacy Bishop Carlton

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Surviving or Thriving? A Phenomenological Study of the Well-Being of Experienced Special Education Teachers, Katherine Beth Carpenter-Ware

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A Phenomenological Study of the Lived and Professional Experiences of African American Male Instructors: Functions of the Practices of School Systems, Thomas DeWayne Cash

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A Phenomenological Study of How Black South African University Students Experience Cultural Identity in an English-medium Instruction Context, Arthur Kent Cason

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Bibliotherapy as Intervention for African American Socially Aggressive Girls in an Urban School Setting: A Case Study, Deborah Kay Charaman

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The Relationship between Physical Fitness and Academic Performance in College Club Sports Students, Jonathan Chung

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Navigating Two Worlds: A Phenomenological Study of Lived Experiences of High School Teachers Instructing Dual Credit Courses in South Texas, Cynthia F. Cid

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A Multicase Study on African American Male Students: The Least Identified and Represented in the Gifted and Talented Education Program at the Upper Elementary Level, Nicole Angella Clarke

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A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of Doctoral Women Student Veterans in Residential Doctoral Programs, Heather Catherine Cody

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A Comparative Study of Novice and Experienced Teachers' Self-Efficacy Toward Technology Integration and Level of Technology Integration in the Classroom, Tonya Renee Coffey

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An Investigation of Teachers' Descriptions, Understandings, and Perceptions of Intervention and Prevention Tactics Addressing Students with Disabilities: A Collective Case Study, Will Lela Combs-Jones

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A Description of the Factors Contributing to Parents Choosing Christian Elementary School for Children with Special Needs: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Andrea L. Cook

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A Phenomenological Study of the Factors that Motivate Black Students' Enrollment in Advanced Placement Courses, Konova Letrice Cornelius

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Response to Intervention and Teachers' Perceptions: A Causal Comparative Study, Misty Howington Cox

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The Perceptions of Preservice Teachers about Teacher-Student Relationships: A Phenomenological Study, Tammy Michelle Craddock

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White Coat Remediation: Understanding Medical Students’ Academic Remediation Experiences, Lauren Elizabeth Daly

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Connections Between the Enneagram Personality Type of Christian University Presidents and Provosts with Student Enrollment, Pamela J. Daly

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Work-Life Balance: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study on Female Assistant Principals' Approaches, Felicia Daniels-Colbert

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A Phenomenological Study Examining the Challenges and Strategies of Students Who Are Parents in the Higher Education Setting, Amy Joelle DeWitt

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High School Teachers' Perceptions of Student Cell Phone Use in the Classroom: A Case Study, Summer Dawn DuPont

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An Instrumental Case Study of the Student Perspective of a Smart Phone Meditation App In Rural Virginia, James Allen Eggleston

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A Collective Case Study of Middle School Teachers' Experiences Using Chromebooks Instead of Textbooks in the Classroom, Holly Diane Eimer

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Life in the Army: A Case Study of Junior-Enlisted Soldiers and their Families with Deployment Resources and Experiences, David Estrada

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A Case Study of Combat Student Veteran Success in Higher Education, Mona Fazzina

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The Relationship Between Parental Involvement of Hispanic English Language Learners and High School Grade Point Average, Jameka Charmaine Floyd

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The Experience of Special Education Graduates Who Received Pull-Out Social Skills Instruction: A Phenomenological Study, Sharon Diane Flucker

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Solving the Problem of the Transferability of Response to Intervention skills to the General Education Setting: An Applied Approach Study, April Renee Freeney

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Investigating the Predictive Relationship between Sportsmanship and Class, Age, Type of Sport, and Gender at the United States Military Academy, Daniel J. Furlong

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Language Development in Toddlers: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study of Nursery Rhyme use by Mothers with Their Toddlers, Wenonah Faye Gildon

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A Collective Case Study of Teachers’ Perceptions of Factors that Impact Teacher Retention at a Title I High School in a Southern U.S. State, Laronica Deniece Gilmore

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Teacher Perspectives of Factors That Cause High School Dropout Rates For Latino Students: A Case Study, Isis Yahaira Gonzalez

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A Comparative Analysis of Self-Efficacy among Varying Groups of Coaching Experience of Teachers in Northern Middle Tennessee, Ryan Matthew Goostree

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Instructional Coaches' Perceptions of Skills and Teacher Self-Efficacy across Content Areas in a K-12 Setting, Whitney Brooke Goostree

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Improving Students' K-PREP Reading Scores by Investigating the Reading Culture at Harrison Independent School, Rebecca Anne Grace

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The Traditional Student Myth: A Multiple Case Study on the Experiences of Traditional Students with Nontraditional Student Characteristics, Stephani L. Greytak

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A Case Study Exploring Student-Teacher Relationships Two Years Later in the Aftermath of a School Shooting in a Rural South-Central United States School, Lee Joseph Guidry Jr.

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An Applied Research Study on Improving Parental Involvement at a School in Southeastern North Carolina, Jacqueline Susan Hahn

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The Recount: Black Men's Experiences of Predominantly White Institution Undergraduate STEM Programs in the United States, James Hairston

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The Effects of Technology Integration On AVID Students Compared to Other Middle School Students, Kathy Veronica Hardy

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A Case Study of the Perspectives of Black Children's Parents Regarding Their Role in Addressing the Achievement Gap, Jennifer Lona Harris

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Improving Freshman African American Female Students Awareness of Non-Traditional Career Opportunities: An Applied Research Study, Mary Jane Harris

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Mothers of Students with a Disability: A Phenomenological Study of Experiences with School Discipline, Mary Jane Harris

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High School Teachers' Experiences in Addressing the Challenges of Written Expression among Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kevin James Hasinger

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Prevalence of Cyberbullying among Traditional Undergraduate Students Attending Faith-Based Universities: A Causal-Comparative Study, Susan Alice Hayes-McElroy

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Educators on the Move: An Applied Study of Literature-based Solutions for Teacher Migration within an Exclusive Urban School District, Stephanie Burton Haynsworth

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Teacher Attitudes Toward Personalized Learning Plans, Micah R. Hayre

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A Predictive Correlation Study Examining Persistence In A Virginia Community College Based On Veteran Status, Demographics, And Completion of Developmental Coursework, Takesha A. Holt-McMiller

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Identifying Teacher and Parental Communication Methods That Could Impact Elementary School Educational Outcomes, Erin Kathleen Hughes

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Understanding the High Attrition Rates of Male Collegiate Basketball Student-Athletes, Landon P. Hughey

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A Phenomenological Study of How English Teachers' Beliefs Affect Their Grammar Instruction, Athena Pualeilani Jackson

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Continuous Enrollment Experiences of Nontraditional Career and Technical Education Students at the Community College, NaTunya Johnson

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A Phenomenological Study: The Experiences of Homeschool Students Who Persisted in College at a Faith-Based Institution, Venda Kaye Johnson

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Sergeants Major Course Instructor Self-Efficacy Across the Departments at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Anson Cordell Jordan Sr

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A Predictive Correlation Study Examining Attrition Among NCAA DIII Student-Athletes Based on Roster Gender, Sport-Type, and Sport-Attrition, Rebecca Jean Kayda

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A Case Study Examining the Connections Between Student-Teacher Relationships and Student Motivation in the Upper Elementary Classroom, Amanda Beth King

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Perceptions of General Education and Special Education Teachers towards Inclusion: A Quantitative Study, Charity Leigh Kinneer

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A Phenomenological Study of Teacher Efficacy in Career and Technical Education Coaching and Mentoring Programs, Sharon Louise Largent-Necessary

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The Predictive Relationship Between GPA, Cooperating Teacher Assessment Ratings, and Practice Teacher Performance Assessments upon Successful Completion of a Summative Teacher Performance Assessment, Robert Shane Lazzell

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A Correlational Study on Institutions' Financial Impact on Undergraduate Graduation Rates, Tiffany Channelle Lee

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Differences in Integration and Persistence between Black Males and Their Peers at Predominately White Christian Institutions, Dion Edward Leonard

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An Analysis of Opinions about Special Education Inclusion among Virginia Elementary and Middle School Administrators, Pattye Keeling Leslie

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The Relationship Between Teachers' Experience and their Self-Efficacy Regarding the Implementation of Self-Regulated Learning Practices, LaToya DeOnta Lewis-Frazier

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Onward and Upward: A Phenomenological Study of School Leaders as They Prepare to Lead and Manage Change, Amy Elisabeth Love

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Perceptions of the Sources of Self-Efficacy in Special Education Teachers of Writing: A Phenomenological Study, Jennifer Marlene Ludtke

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Boards of Trustees' and Senior-Level Administrators' Experience with Presidential Turnover in the Higher Educational System: A Case Study, Kismet K. Matthews

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A Comparison of Students’ Interest in STEM Across Science Standard Types, Brienne Kylie May

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Effects of Virtual Math Mentorships on Elementary Student Math Scores, Tammy T. May

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A Phenomenological Study of Teachers Implementing Restorative Practices, Janiese Pauline McKenzie

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An Applied Study Examining Inclusion Models in an All-Girls Rhode Island Catholic High School, Shannon McMahon

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Campus Recreation and Retention in Higher Education: A Predictive Correlational Study, Christopher John Misiano

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The Predictive Relationship Between Paramedic Student Clinical Encounters and Performance on the PRE4, James Frederick Mitchell

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Residential Adjunct Faculty Members' Experiences Forming and Maintaining Caring Instructor-Student Relationships: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Kristine J. Murray

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The First-Year Experiences of Women Engineering Majors at Community Colleges: A Phenomenological Study, Brandy Ann Robertson Naughton

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Title IX and the College Employee: A Phenomenological Study, Jessica Jean Necessary

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The Relationships between Student Veterans' Marital Status, Parental Status, Military Service, Program of Study and Their Perceived Levels of Academic Self-Efficacy, Tyler Ray Nelson