Doctoral Dissertations

 

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The Effects of a Systematic Tier 2 Intervention on Kindergartners' Dibels Benchmarks, Richard Kyle Abernathy

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Gifted Education: A Multi-Case Study on the Identification Process of Historically Underrepresented Students in Gifted Programs in North Carolina, Michael David Acosta

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A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of Elementary Title I Teachers' Use of Digital Technology in the Classroom, Rebecca S. Acosta

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Analyzing Millennial Student Perceptions of Spiritual Development while Attending Religious Colleges in the United States, Gregory Thomas Adams

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Undergraduate Admissions Decisions of Selective Institutions: The Impact of Social Media Information, Ashley Renea Allison

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Prekindergarten Teachers' Experiences Using Journals to Reflect on Video Recordings of Their Classroom Instruction: A Phenomenological Investigation, Katherine Orpilla Alvarado-Mirarchi

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Using a Student Success Course and Transferred Credit Hours to Predict Student's Likelihood to Retain in Online Higher Education, Bailey Patricia Anderson

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Self-Efficacy and Job-Related Tasks: Special Educators Who Teach Students with Emotional Disorder, Cheryl J. Andrews

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The Effects of a Resilience Program on Social Skills, Bullying, and Victimization Among Students in Grades Three Through Six, Brian James Bain

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A Content Analysis of Disability Due Process Cases in Missouri From 2008-2018, Monica Erica Barnes

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A Case Study Examing Student-Athletes Returning to the Classroom After Suffering a Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Sheila Jackson Benton

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Implementation of Read to Be Ready Instructional Practices: A Case Study, Jessica Danielle Bigham

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The Impact of Co-Teaching on Mathematics Achievement of Middle School General Education Students, Jarrod Bingham

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A Comparative Analysis of Teacher Self-efficacy Score of Online Business Faculty Based on Educational Background, Michaelia Renee Black

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Comparing the Causal Implications of Clinical Unit Placements on Senior Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students' Cognitive Decision-Making Processes, Shelley Layne Blackwood

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Psychometric Analysis of the Medical Terminology 350 Final Test Using Item Analysis and KR20, Kristen Nicole Bowers

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Mindfulness Meditation and Self-Regulation on Smartphone Application by Educators: A Qualitative Case Study, Jason Boyle

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Why Stay? Retaining Veteran Teachers in Predominantly Minority, Low-income, Rural Schools: A Phenomenological Study, Veronica Keyosha Bradley

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A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of Teachers Who Form Positive Relationships With At-Risk Students in Title I Middle Schools in the Southeast, Natasha Brown

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A Phenomenological Investigation into the Self-Efficacy of Special Education Team Teachers with Regard to their Mathematics Content Knowledge, Reginald Brown

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Profiles of a Non-Profit Statewide College Women's Leadership Training Program's Effectiveness, Wendy Grey Huckabee Broyles

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A Transcendental Phenomenological Study of Persistence among National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Student Athletes, Carlton Hartsell Bryan Jr

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The Relationship between Student Assessment, Teacher Evaluation, and Teacher Climate, Cheryl Dayan Owens Buchanan

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How to Improve Test Scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Lavinia Sonia Mikaela Callahan

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A Comparative Study of Teacher Efficacy in Charter and Traditional Public Schools, Sara Capwell

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The Effectiveness of Inquiry and Computer Based Learning in Remediation of Science Students, Kelli Caras

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A Phenomenological Examination of Teaching "Bubble Students" from the Perspective of Rural General Education Teachers in South-Central Virginia, Wanda Price Carter

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The Influence of Successful Completion of a Spanish Course on Middle School Students’ Reading Comprehension, Jason Ray Cheek

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The Impact of the Success for All Classroom Model on School Climate and Teacher Satisfaction, Amy Lynn Chesnut

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The Voice of School-Based Volunteer Mentors: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Michael David Choby

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Family Achievement Guilt as Experienced by First-Generation College Students: A Phenomenology, Melissa C. Cloyd

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The Relationship Between Teacher Self-efficacy and the Quantity of Office Discipline Referrals They Write, Brian Patrick Conary

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Reducing High School Dropout: An Instrumental Case Study of Successful High School Dropout Prevention, Sasha Davila Crocker

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Causal-Comparative Study of Reading Self-Efficacy of Senior High School Students Based on English Course Placement, Carrie Marie Deel

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Comparing the College Persistence of Dual-Enrolled 11th and 12th Grade High School Students Based on Gender and Mode of Course Delivery, Joseph Lawrence Depenhart

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The Relationship Between Alternative Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Licensure Requirements and CTE Teacher Shortage, Britton H. Devier

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A Correlational Study of the Demographic and Job Factors Related to Job Satisfaction and Burnout Among School Psychologists, Carla Donahue

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The Relationship Between English Learners’ English Language Proficiency and High Stakes Assessments in Virginia, Jannette DuHart

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Case Study of High School Math and Science Teachers' Beliefs about Using Writing to Learn and Their Beliefs about Themselves as Writing-to-Learn Practitioners, Virginia Elizabeth Dunker

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A Causal-Comparative Study of the Effect of Cultural Identity and Gender on Emotional Intelligence Levels of Christian College Students, M Teresa Dustman

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The Influence of Homeschooling on the Lives of College Graduates: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Jennifer Rose Elliott

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Undergraduate Education Students' Experiences in Online Cooperative Learning Activities: An Embedded Single-Case Study, Jennifer Lynette Ervin

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A Comparative Study of Special Education Teachers’ Inclusion Perceptions: The Role of Certification Routes, Dannette Taylor Estes

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An Examination into the Attitudes of Girls towards Physical Activity and Performance in Aerobic Capacity, Cynthia Dawn Fairey

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In-season and Out-of-season Academic Performance of Secondary School Student-athletes, Toney L. Farr Jr

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Elementary Teachers' and Administrators' Perceptions of Teacher Motivation, Jody Mac Foreman

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A Transcendental Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of African American Male High School Sophomores Who Are Struggling Readers, Nechellar Franklin

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A Case Study Of Elementary Education In Burkina Faso: What's Working, What Isn't, and Why it Matters, Georgia Gerard-Reed

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The Role of Band for Former Military-Connected Students When Transitioning Schools: A Phenomenological Study, Beverly Purifoy Goehring

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The Transition from Classroom Teacher to Instructional Coach: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Karin Elizabeth Graham

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Factors that Contribute to the Retention of Principals in High-Poverty School Districts: A Multiple Case Study, Rosalyn Graham

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Local Case Management Teams: A Case Study of a Whole Approach to Ninth Grade Intervention for Students at Risk for High School Dropout, Jessica Anne Grant

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A Case Study of Home Visits Conducted by Kindergarten Teachers in a Low-income Elementary School, Sheena Brannock Green

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A Multiple Case Study on Fifth-Grade Teachers' Perceptions of Scripted Reading Programs' Impact on Reading Comprehension, Antonio Tyrone Hairston

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A Transcendental Phenomenological Study on the Experiences of Christian School Teachers Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Gale Dionne Hall

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The Differences in Mathematics Self-Efficacy Scores Between Military Dependent Students and General Population Students, Jeffrey Thomas Harris

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Foster Youth Transitioning to Independent Living and Higher Education: A Phenomenological Study, Janet P. Harrison

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The Effect of Professional Development on Teacher Knowledge of Concussions and Classroom Support of Concussed Students, Susan Teeter Hawkins

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In the Shadows of Autism: A Collective Case Study on Life with a Sibling with Autism in a Military Family, Jennifer M. Henderson-Rudling

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A Phenomenological Study of the Shared Experiences of Former Developmental-Math Students Who Have Successfully Completed a College-Level Math Course, Karen Park Herman

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The Powers that Be: A Phenomenological Study of College Students' Impressions of the Bias in Religious Narratives in History Textbooks, Sarah Irene Herrero

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A Phenomenology of Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Alternative Classroom and Behavior Management Strategies to Support Students Impacted by Parental Substance Abuse, Heidi M. Hickman

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Transformational Leadership Behaviors in Christian School Athletic Administrators and its Correlation with Coach Efficacy, Christopher David Hobbs

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The Utilization of Music to Teach Phonics in Kindergarten: A Multiple Case Study, Cherie D. Hocanson

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How Christian School Leadership Practices Impact the Creation of a School Environment Where Spiritual Nurture Can Occur in Students: A Phenomenological Investigation, Deborah Hollis

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Self-efficacy among Special Education Teachers Who Teach Students Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pamella Tracy Hosley

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The Effects of NILD Educational Therapy on Reading Achievement, Brenda Louise Hout

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A Phenomenological Study of What Motivates Secondary Students to Enroll in Virtual Academies, Jan Michelle Huffman

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Teachers’ Self-Perceived Attitudes and Self-Efficacy of Instructing English Learners in Middle Tennessee, Angela Hughes

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Academic Remediation: A Qualitative Case Study of High School Tier 2 Programs, Tamantha Champion Hurt

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An Examination of the Relationship between Academic Entitlement and Education Financing among Undergraduate Students, Nicola Ifill-Fraser

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American Expatriates' Experiences of Stress and Burnout while Teaching in International Schools within Southeast Asia: A Phenomenological Study, Sandra N. Jackson

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How Participation In The Arts Impacts Learning Comprehension For High School Students During Stem Coursework At Two High Schools In Southwest Florida: A Case Study, Tiffany Lynn Jennings

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The Transformational Leadership Practices of a College President: A Case Study of Dr. James L. Doti, Adejoke Katherine Kassim

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A Phenomenological Study of the Job-Related Experiences of Early Career Catholic Elementary School Principals in the Mideastern Region of the United States, Sarah Kerins

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A Multiple Case Study Investigating Utah School District Approaches to Beginning Teacher Retention, Katie Melinda Kimber

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Effects of Primary Grade Literacy Field Experiences on Preservice Teachers' Self-Efficacy: A Causal-Comparative Study, Lauren E. Kirk

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Attitudes and Perceptions of Concealed Carry on Campus: A Case Study of Students, Staff, and Faculty at Liberty University, Jeremiah Todd Koester

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Differences in Engagement of Online Doctoral Students Based on Gender and Race, James E. Kuczero

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Character Identification and Mindset: An Experimental Design Using Disney's Finding Nemo, Ashlee Kirby Lakin

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How Virtual Administrator Behaviors Impact Instruction: A Case Study, Tamra Lanning

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Science Vocabulary Acquisition: A Nonequivalent Control-Group Examination of Vodcasts and Fifth Grade Students, Debra Bailey Lester

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Impact of Flexible Seating on First Grade Reading Progression, Stephana M. Logue

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The Relationship between Physical Fitness Factors and Academic Skills among Officer Aircrew, Michael Lopez

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The Quality of Transdisciplinary Team Assessment Practices for Mobile Technology as Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Laura Jeanne Mansfield

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A Transcendental Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of High School Students Engaged in an Established 1:1 Technology Program, Kevin Michael Mathes

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Differences in Career Engagement Scores among Mid-Atlantic High School Seniors within Career Readiness Programs of Study, Glenn R. Mathias III

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Exploring the Reflective Experiences of Disadvantaged Children in 4-H: A Phenomenological Study, Cherise Marcella Mbaye

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A Correlational Study on Components of Hybrid Course Delivery and Student Success in Introductory Statistics, Gail Moore McGowan

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The Relationship between Teacher Experience and Teacher Attitude toward Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Keisha M. McHargue

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The Impact of a Felon's Overall Well-Being on Education, Employment, and Recidivism, Shandrika S. McNair-Williams

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A Phenomenological Exploration of Early Childhood Educators' Perseverance Experience, Alison Lee Mellott

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Comparing Security Self-Efficacy Amongst College Freshmen and Senior, Female and Male Cybersecurity Students, Lane H. Melton

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The Voice of Latinas Persisting in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: A Phenomenological Study, Patricia Meulemans

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Elementary Pre-Service Teacher Preparedness in Literacy and Mathematics as it Relates to Anxiety and Self-Efficacy, Lamarcia J. Miller

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A Comparison of Eighth Grade General Education Students’ ELA Scores in Co-teaching and Regular Classrooms, Deborah Cecilia Mitchell

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Launching Dreams: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study Describing What It Means to Be an Underrepresented Student in a Collegiate Aviation Program, James P. Molloy

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Teacher Attitudes Toward Technology Integration in a One-to-One Mobile Device Middle-School Classroom, Gary L. Mosley

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Oral Reading Fluency Scores as an Indicator of Reading Comprehension in Title I Schools, Carrie Barr Mott

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A Grounded Theory Study of the Ideal Components of an Orientation for a Distance Education Doctor of Education Program, Kristy Ann Motte