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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Restorative Strategies Used to Reduce Disproportionality in Texas Schools That Have Implemented Restorative Practices, Shenita Y. Alsbrooks

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Teachers' Perspectives of Restorative Disciplinary Practices, Asma Anwar

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Challenges of Middle School to High School Transition: A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of Students Transitioning From Eighth Grade to Ninth Grade, Simisola K. Aromolaran

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Exploring the Challenges and Barriers of Professional Practice Experience in Health Information Management Education, Darla Branda

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Leader–Member Exchange Turnover: How Does Dual Leadership Impact Employee Turnover in Head Start?, Dana P. Clark-Brocks

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Understanding the Barriers East Texas Community College Students Experience in Transferring to a Regional University, Kelly Leigh Coke

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Fizzing Out: A Correlational Study of Burnout and Worklife Perceptions Among Student Affairs Professionals in the Mid-Atlantic Northeast Region of the United States, Ashante Connor

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Implementing Culturally Diverse Strategies in Higher Education Classrooms, Christina M. Corona

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Noncognitive Attributes as a Measure for College Admission: Exploring the Relationship Between Cognitive and Noncognitive Factors in First-Year College Student Success, Amanda E. Craddock

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Experiences of Chinese Students in Higher Education in the Southeastern United States: A Narrative Study, Darren Dean

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Utilization of Disability Services by Students With Nonvisible Disabilities, Cristina A. Figueroa

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Perceptions of Rural School Principals’ Experiences, Practices, and Understandings of Conflict and Conflict Management, Tacy Kay Gamel

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Attachment and Identity in Higher Education: Lived Experiences of Korean Adoptees, Janeice A. Garrard

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Catholic Elementary School Principals, the Transfer of Marketing Knowledge, and the Diffusion of School Marketing, Lisa A. Geosits

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Perceptions of Social Support Impacting Persistence of Online Doctoral Students, Eliza Gorham

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Faculty of Color Viewpoints Regarding Recruitment, Retention, and Academic Climate at Texas Community Colleges, Caitlin Alexa Graves

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Challenges of Pastoral Leaders: Maintaining Resilience While Contemplating Transitioning out of Ministry, Benjamin A. Griffin

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Testimonios of Resilient Salvadoran Immigrants Who Graduated From a Public High School in the United States and Pursued Further Education, Leticia Ann Guzman Ingram

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An Analysis of the Child Find Provision Due Process Hearings in Texas: Implications from the Special Education Cap, Katherine Hall Crites

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The Reciprocity of Mentorship: Impacting Christian Higher Education, Alessandra Brohmer Hansen

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Qualitative Study of Collaboration Between Independent Reading Specialists and Elementary Classroom Teachers, Lindsay Lee Hawbaker

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Discerning and Developing Department Chairs as Instructional Leaders: A Case Study of a Large Suburban High School, Michael David Heath

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Persistence and Retention Strategies Implemented at HBCUs That Support Successful Degree Attainment of African American Men, Fetera D. Henry

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Exploratory Case Study of Freshman Student Experiences in Developmental Education Courses That Encourage Persistence at One College in West Texas, Brandon A. Hernandez

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A Case Study of Introverted Leadership in a Suburban High School in Central Texas, Jill Reynolds Hotz

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Barriers to Succession Planning: A Case Study of Atlanta Nonprofit Organizations, Adonnis J. Jules

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Academic Advisors’ Experience With Academic Entitlement: A Phenomenological Study, Felicia A King

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Effects of Organizational Climate on Dual Language Teacher Retention, Joseph Lewis

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An Examination of Self-Determination, Motivation, and the Retention of Pacific Islander Male Athletes at the Community College, Jerome Manos

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The Impact of a 1:1 Technology Initiative on Student Achievement in 10th Grade English Language Arts in a South Texas Public School District, Lois E. Marshall Barker

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Professional Learning Community: Perspectives of Rural School Teachers and Leaders, Brenda Olivia Martinez

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Preparing Future Healthcare Professionals: The Relationship Between Resilience, Emotional Intelligence, and Age, Cindy Lee McGuire

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An Organization’s Ability to Improve Outsourcing Outcomes in Information Technology Outsourcing Initiatives by Increasing Organizational Knowledge: A Case Study, John Michael Mello

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The Effect of Servant Leadership on Nonprofit Workplace Conflict, Lorena M. Freeborough

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A Qualitative Case Study of a Transitional Program for Students In Middle School as They Transition to High School, Patrick Tremayne Moore

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Parental Support and Online Sixth-Grade Students’ Academic Performance: A Survey Research, Tiffany Ann Nayar

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College Recruitment of Low-Income Underrepresented Minority Students, Cassady M. Ogedegbe

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Teacher Mentorship Program’s Influence on Novice Teachers’ Decision to Stay: A Case Study, Joan Evans Otten

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Testimonios of Chicano Leadership in Texas Community Colleges, Jonathan Pérez

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An Autoethnographic Study of Online Class Size and Instructor Participation in Discussions, Danielle M. Philipson

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A Qualitative Study of the Perceptions of Elementary and Secondary Campus Administrators’ Role in Managing Teacher Stress, Cody M. Record

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Experiences of African American Veterans With Regards to Ethnicity, Mental Health, and Homelessness, Jeffrey Redmond

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Case Study: Teacher Mindset and Its Impact on Instruction in an At-Risk Classroom, Michelle L. Rice

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Experiences That Support Persistence and Retention of Latinx First-Generation College Students (FGCS) at Community Colleges, Veronica Rios

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Integrating Interprofessional Education Into Teacher Preparation Curriculum: Reimagining Partnerships From the Inside Out, Jennifer Lauren Rogers EdD

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Learning Experiences of Financial Aid Administrators: A Phenomenological Study of Workplace Learning, Diana J. Sanders

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A Qualitative Case Study on the Hiring Practices of the President at a Four-Year Public University in Alabama, Clifton Skeeter Sellers

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Leadership in Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs and the School to Prison Pipeline, April Michele Smith

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The Relationship Between Career and Technical Education Enrollment and College and Career Readiness Outcomes, Daniel Soliz Jr.

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Critical Thinking in Law Enforcement Training Academies: A Phenomenological Study of Officer Experiences, Billy J. Spruill

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An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Leadership and Interprofessional Conflict in a Chronic Joint Venture Setting, Jeffrey Thomas Stevey

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Best Practices for Instructional Coaching Feedback Strategies As Perceived by Effective Principals of High At-Risk Schools, Angela P. Steward

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Traditional and Alternative Certification Programs and Their Effect on Elementary School Teachers’ Efficacy Beliefs in Title I and Non-Title I Schools, Rita Gale Sullivan

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Relationship Between Medical-Surgical Nurse Manager Age, Level of Education, Gender, Tenure, and Staff Nurse Turnover, John B. Summers

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Exploring Actions Toward Supporting English Language Learners in a Rural Remote Secondary Setting, Annamarie Valdez

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¿Dónde Están? Exploring the Identification Process for Gifted English Language Learners, Angelita O. Vasquez

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An Evaluation of Programs and Leadership Practices for Effective Dropout Prevention, Nicole C. West

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Program Evaluation Exploring Effectiveness of Experiential Learning Activities on Transition to Practice in an Occupational Therapy Educational Program, Kari M. Williams

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Exploring Membership in Black Greek-Letter Sororities and the Influence on Career Advancement for Black Women in Higher Education, Erin Chambers Wilson

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Portraits of Visionary Leaders: Technology Directors’ Leadership Characteristics and Experiences in K–12 Independent Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic, William Jeremiah Womack

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Exploring Online Mental Health Services: A Qualitative Study for First-Year College Students, LeAndrian J. Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Engaging Students in the Virtual Classroom: A Mixed-Methods Study of Teacher Leaders Creating Connections Through Virtual Learning Communities, Michaine Suzanne Ashley

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Original Free Will Baptist Clergy Role Stress: A Definition and Its Emotional Consequences, Dustin R. Bannister

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Teachers’ Perceptions Regarding Dyslexia Professional Development Training for Addressing the Social-Emotional Needs of Children With Dyslexia, Darlene Elizabeth Breaux

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Underrepresentation of Female and Minority Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Academies in Texas, Darnisha Lanette Carreathers

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The Relationship Between Exclusionary Discipline, Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Graduation Rates at 4A, 5A, and 6A High Schools, Ryan M. Cavazos

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Strategies Framed Within Transformational Leadership That African American Female Principals Use to Retain Teachers in Texas High-Poverty Schools: A Case Study, Tiffany M. Clark

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Exploring the Voices, Experiences, and Leadership Career Paths of Women of Color in Higher Education, Tonya P. Cooper

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Youth Mentoring: Factors That Contribute to the High Number of Short-Term Matches and Implementing Preventative Strategies, Melissa Madrid Corley

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An Instrumental Case Study: Growth Mindset Instructional Best Practices for Learning Disabled Students, Brenda L. Cornell

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Violence Against Teachers: Principal Strategies to Reduce Teacher Victimization, Annette Cummings

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Exploring the Impact of a Professional Identity on Teacher Retention: A Phenomenological Study, Elizabeth A. Cunningham

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A Sense of Belonging Among Minority Students at a Southeastern State Flagship University, Shakia D. Davis

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Academic Success and Curricular Structure: Exploring the Relationship Between Prerequisite Course Sequence and Grade Point Average in Community College Health Science Students, Patrick Carl Dupont

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Identifying Competencies and Outputs of SSS Role in STEM Bridge Programs in the Silicon Valley, Alexandra C. Duran

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Urban School Leaders and Community Partners in Support of Arts Education: A Narrative Study, Monica L. Elmore

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A Qualitative Study: Forensics Coaches’ Perceptions of Administrators’ Leadership Styles and the Impact Within Their Professional Learning Communities, Kenyatta D. Farmer

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Supporting Novice Teachers in Struggling Schools: Exploring a Mentoring Program's Components, Geneva J. Feaster

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Experiences and Perceptions of Rural Junior High Teachers Participating in a Professional Learning Community, Pamela Ann Mills Gambrel

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Relationships Between Education Track, Adverse Childhood Experience, and Recidivism Among Juveniles, Catherine Gammage

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Teachers' Perceptions of the Role of Teacher-Parent Partnerships That Best Benefit Students in a Parochial College Preparatory High School, Sarah H. Gates

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Perceptions and Challenges of Female Workplace Mediators and How They Overcome Them, Gaedria B. Goodwin

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The Interaction of Adversity, Hope, Social Support, and Academic Resilience in Emerging Appalachian Adults, Daniel Joseph Gottron Jr.

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Navigating the Role of Head of School as Perceived by Female Heads of National Christian School Association Schools, Jill C. Hartness

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Creating an Inclusive Climate for Students on the Autism Spectrum, Stephanie Christine Holmes

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Preparing Future Leaders: Lessons From Small College Succession Planning and Leadership Development, Bradley A. Jackson

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Curricular Influence on Professional Formation in Physical Therapy Students, Chad W. Jackson

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Strategies Exemplary Social Studies Teachers’ Implement When Facilitating Discussions About Race, Candice Nicole Jasmer

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Black Male Student Success in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Cherise A. Johnson

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Public School Administrators’ Perceptions of Teacher Expectations and the Influence on Behavior Infractions and Academic Achievement of Black Students in Mismatch Title I Classrooms, Kimberly D. Johnson

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Statutory Immunity for Educators: An Analysis of Decisions by the Texas Commissioner of Education and Texas Appellate Courts After House Bill 4, Melissa Ballou Kates

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A Qualitative Study on Elementary School Principals’ Perspectives on How Leadership Practices Influence the Academic Achievement of African American Male Students, Jamel Kimbro

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The Motivations Toward Decisions in Delaying to Apply for College: High School Seniors of Single Parent Households, John R. Leach Jr.

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Veteran Teachers’ Perceptions on the Negative Implications of Classroom Disruptive Behavior and Redirection Strategies, Charvelia Sharae Lewis

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Transition Practices for Students With High-Incidence Disabilities in a Rural School, Kristina M. Martin

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A Qualitative Case Study Examining Parental Involvement and Parent-School Partnership Strategies in a Middle School: Perspectives of Parents, Teachers, and Administrators, JIL MARIA MASSUCCO

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The Academic Achievement Gap: Learning From Schools That Bridge the Academic Achievement Gap Between African American Students and Caucasian American Students, Sheri Lynn McCaig

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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and School Leadership in High-Achieving Pennsylvania Schoolwide Title 1 Elementary Schools, Malinda Jane Mikesell

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Designing Leadership Development Program Curriculum: A Narrative Research Study, Monica N. Moray

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Black Women in Higher Education Leadership: Examining Their Lived Experiences Utilizing Cross-Race and Cross-Gender Mentorship, Jerica C. Nickerson