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Submissions from 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Transcendental Phenomenological Study that Examines African American Male Students' Perception of Factors that Contribute to Academic Success at a Four-Year College, Brian Kelley Nix

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A Correlational Study of Preadmission and Early Program Predictors of Physician Assistant Certification Exam Scores, Jennifer Pack

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The Achievement Gap: Predicting the Effects of Protective/Risk Factors on Student Grades, Kathleen Pechtold

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Professional Learning Communities and Relational Trust: A Correlational Study, Theresa Ann Pedersen

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A Phenomenological Study of Novice Teachers' First-Year Experiences in Curriculum Development in International Schools, Rachel Morgan Pedigo

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A Phenomenological Study of Advanced Age Individuals Pursuing a Doctoral Degree, Elaine G. Phillips

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A Causal-Comparative Analysis of Mathematics Self-Efficacy Based on Gender and Math Acceleration, Jacqueline Renee Probst

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A Single-Subject Study on Listening to Student-Selected Music through Headphones for Students with ADHD, Jennifer Renee Royster Ramey

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The Impact of Using Elementary Science Specialists on 5th Grade Science Achievement Scores, Wesley Armstrong Roach

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Correlation between the Frequency of Electronic Parent Monitoring of Grades and Elementary Student Achievement, Michael Scott Robinson

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The Influence of Teacher Effectiveness on Student Achievement: A Case Study, Linda Marie Rogers

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Military Veterans and Their Motivation to Persist in Distance Education Doctoral Programs, Paula Ann Ross

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The Effect of Expressive Writing on the Math Anxiety Scores of Middle School Students Enrolled in a Public School in East Texas, Angela D. Ruark

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A Grounded Theory Study Explaining Teachers’ Instructional Decision-making on Mathematics Fact Fluency for Students With a Mathematics Learning Disability, Awilda Soto Rudd

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Teacher Burnout: A Comparison Between Title I and Non-Title I Elementary School Teachers, Sandra Anne Russell

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The Impact of College Readiness Programs on Black Students' Completion of College Programs: A Case Study, Tony R. Ryals

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High School Science and Social Studies Teachers' Self-Efficacy Regarding Literacy Instruction: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Jennifer L. Ryan

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A Phenomenological Study of Elementary Principal Experiences with School Improvement in the Age of Accountability, Leigh Ann Bramlett Sears

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Relations Between Placement Criteria and Students' Emporium-based Developmental Math Final Grades, George Sherman

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Exploration of Learning, Social, and Behavioral Experiences of Female High School Graduates with Emotional Behavior Disorder from Public Schools in the United States: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Christie Renee Simpson

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Understanding the Parental Self-Efficacy of Honduran Immigrant Mothers as they Transition their Children into Public Schools in the United States: A Phenomenological Study, April Marie Small

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Student Engagement and Retention of Minority Students in a Faith-based Institution, Stephanie Ann Smith

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The Experiences of Christian Paideia among Graduates of Classical Christian Texas High Schools: A Phenomenological Study, Jared L. Squires

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A Case Study of a Midwest School of Distinction Implementing School-wide RTI at the Secondary Level, Pamela Suzanne Stark

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A Phenomenological Study of Graduated Nursing Student Athletes' Experiences Balancing Academics and Athletics, Robert E. Steed

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Participants' Perspectives on Implementing Universal Free Meal Programs: A Multiple Case Study, Terene Mullins Stiltner

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A Dual Enrollment Partnership between Community Colleges and High Schools: A Case Study, Susan Terranova

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Dental Professionals' Preparedness to Manage the Behaviors of Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder during Dental Treatment: A Phenomenological Study, Kelli A. Trenga

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A Correlation and Causal-Comparative Study of the Worldview of K-12 California Christian Educators, Mariellen True

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Describing the Experiences of Peer Tutors: A Phenomenological Study of Undergraduate Students at Federal Service Academies, Drew John Van Dam Jr

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The Relationship between Years of Homeschool and Self-Esteem of Freshmen College Students, Sheryl Welfel

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A Case Study Exploring the Role of Faculty in Providing Academic Support to First- and Second-Year Medical Students, Deborah Fawn West

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A Phenomenological Study Examining the Experiences of First Generation, Low Income, and Students of Color in a First Year Experience College Course, Related to Student Persistence and Retention, Joanna White

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A Grounded Theory Study of The Educational Processes Implemented by Parents Homeschooling Gifted or Twice-Exceptional Children, Bridgette Whitlow-Spurlock

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Predicting Student Success Using Digital Textbook Analytics in Online Courses, Dustin Lee Williams

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Life Interrupted: An Autoethnographic Exploration of Doctoral Persistence with a Diagnosis of Cancer, Daryl R. Worley

Submissions from 2018

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A Phenomenological Study on Motivational Factors Toward the Longevity of Christian School Teachers, Rochelle Achuff