Doctoral Dissertations

 

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Submissions from 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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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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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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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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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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

Submissions from 2018

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

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Impact of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports on At-Risk, Black Male Students' Academic Performance, Sandra Adomako Letterlough

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Job Satisfaction and Self-Efficacy Score Differences in General and Special Education Teachers as Measured by the Job Satisfaction Survey and Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale, Angela Alford

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A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of Middle School Teachers Working with Girls with High Functioning Autism, Kelly Parton Alves

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The Relationship of the Well-being of Adults with and without Dyslexia: A Causal-Comparative Study, Ashleigh L. Anderson

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A Phenomenological Study of Teacher-to-Student Technology-Mediated Communication in Secondary Virtual School Environments, Sherry Ashe

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A Transcendental Phenomenological Study in How School Principals Prioritize Their Personal Lives in Relation to Their Professional Lives, Ryan Ashley

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Student Perceptions and Student Achievement in a Higher Education Partially Flipped Classroom, Katrina Atkins

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Finding Their Place: An Ethnographic Study of the Culture of Students Attending a Rural, Self-paced, Alternative Evening High School, Teena Atkins

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High School Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy: Traditional Teaching vs. Teaching With a Learning Management System, Kelly Yolanda Backenstoe

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A Case Study Comparison of Novice and Veteran Middle School Teachers' Perceptions of Job Satisfaction, James Mitchell Bailey Jr

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A Collective Case Study of Economically Disadvantaged High Achieving Minority Schools, Stefanie Barnes

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Investigating the Impact of Differentiated Instruction on Soldier Training, Sara Rebecca Baumgarten

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A Case Study to Understand Global Awareness Among a Christian Homeschooling Group, Bobo Beck

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The Power of Transformation: A Grounded Theory Study of Cultivating Teacher Growth Mindset towards Student Intelligence, Judith Bethge

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Intentional Practices of Christian Schools for Spiritual Formation of Third-and Fourth-Grade Students: A Multiple Case Study, Angie Blount

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Students' Spiritual Integration into Bible Colleges: A Grounded Theory Study, Brett Blount

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Characteristics Necessary for Teacher Success in a Classroom for Students with Emotional Disabilities, Cheryl Bowers

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The Effect of Peer Practice on Communication Apprehension in High School Students: A Quantitative, Quasi-Experimental, Static-Group Study, Ashley Bowman

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A Job Embeddedness Comparison of Professors Based on Employment Status and Type, Jeremy Todd Bowser

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A Phenomenological Study of the Impact of High School Student Spirituality on Transition Decision Making, Sandra Brady

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Secondary Teachers' Perceptions and Self-Efficacy Regarding Technology Integration: A Phenomenological Study, Christopher Brantley

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The Differences between Principal and Teacher Perceptions of Professional Learning Communities in California Schools, Michael Brown

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Evaluating a Reading Response to Intervention Model: A Case Study of Elementary Educators, Jeremy Brumfield

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Achievement of Catholic High School Students Involved in a One-to-One Laptop Initiative Program, Matthew J. Buckley

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The Relationship between Epistemological Beliefs and Attitudes towards Science of Undergraduate Elementary Education Majors, Renae Reimer Bullock

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The Relationship Between Grade Point Average and Understanding of Homework's Purpose and Management in Economically Disadvantaged High School Students, Diane Bush

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The Impact of Teachers with Differing Levels of Degree Attainment on Student Performance in Mathematics, Marie Call

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Understanding the Experiences of Middle School Social Studies Teachers Creating Personalized Learning Classrooms: A Phenomenological Study, Robert Lee Carlyle III

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A Case Study of a Christian Alternative School, Dianne Carniol

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The Effects of Perceived Learning on Open Sourced Classrooms within the Community Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States, Amanda Carpenter-Horning

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The Impact of Student Engagement, Instructional Strategies, and Classroom Management on Self-Efficacy of Christian Private School Teachers, Monica Cason

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¿Esto Funciona?: Studying the Influences of Peer Tutoring on Student Performance in the Spanish Language-learning Process, Alisha Castaneda

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Perceptions of Community College of the Air Force Graduates Regarding the Degree's Influence on Employability: A Case Study, Kimberly Castillo

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Novice Elementary Teachers’ Experiences with Preparedness to Teach Mathematics: A Phenomenological Study, Ashleigh Rose Chaves

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The Impact of Traditional and Departmentalized Classroom Instructional Settings on Fifth Grade Students' Reading Achievement, Shakera Chennis

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The Effects of School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention Supports on Students with Emotional Behavior Disorders in Elementary Schools, Marva Clarke Howard

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Relationship Between Authentic Happiness and Servant Leadership in a Midwestern State, Michelle Lynn Clemons

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The Relationship Between Parental Expectations and Post-secondary Choices of High School Seniors, Katherine Clophus

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Secondary School Principals' Perceptions of Inclusion for Students with Autism: A Causal-Comparative Study, Jason Brent Conaway