Doctoral Dissertations

 

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Submissions from 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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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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How Integration of Single-Pilot Operations Impacts Aviation Education at a Major Aeronautical University: An Embedded Single Case Study, Jorge Luis Diaz Albelo

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

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

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

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

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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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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

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English Proficiency as a Predictor of ACT Scores: A Predictive Correlational Study, Kimberly Hensley Nye

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The Improvement of Educational Technology Integration at a Low Socioeconomic Urban High School, Josiah John Phillips

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The Effect of Training upon Faculty Stages of Concern about Making Color Vision Deficiency Adaptations, Marlena H. Pinner

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A Case Study: The Servant Called to Lead as Head of School of a PK-12 Private Faith-Based School in North Central Florida, Renee' Pleasant

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Elementary Educators' Self-Efficacy, Curiosity, Learning Attainment, Experience, and The Number of Neuromythic Beliefs: A Correlational Study, Angela RaNae Posey

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

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Early Learning Teacher Collaboration and Classroom Transitions: A Qualitative Case Study, Danielle Christine Robertson

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Local Government School Funding and Student Achievement in Virginia School Divisions: A Correlational Research Design, Stanley Lee Schoppe Jr

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A Collective Case Study of Factors That Promote Academic Motivation Among High-Performing, Economically Disadvantaged Middle School Students, Gregory M. Shields Jr

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Mission to Persist: A Phenomenological Study of the Academic and Social Experiences of Active Duty Military Students at a Virginia Community College, La Toya Nicole Sivells

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Practitioner Perception of the Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in the Special Education Classroom: A Case Study, Jolene G. Swezey

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A Phenomenological Study on Teacher Perceptions of The Influence of Governance on Teacher Retention in Ugandan Private Primary Christian Schools, Jomo Zizwe Morani Thomas II

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A Phenomenological Study of Instructors’ Experiences with Receiving and Utilizing Student Feedback in Online Course, Stanley T. Triplett

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The Influence of Building Positive Student-Teacher Relationships on Classroom Management in a South Carolina High School: A Phenomenological Study, Amanda L. Vipperman

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Hope as a Mediator between Professor-Student Rapport and Student Achievement, Analisa Marie Wellington

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Predictive Effects of Physician Assistant Students' Pre-Admission Direct Patient Contact Hours on Performance in Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences, Gerald Robert Weniger

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Hispanic First-Generation College Student Perceptions of University Support Programs, Katelynn Elizabeth Wheeler

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The Intersection of Personal and Professional Stress in the Lives of Public Middle School Teachers: A Qualitative Case Study, Bridgette Leah Wicke

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