Ed.D. Dissertations

Ed.D. Dissertations

 
Concordia University’s doctorate degree program is designed to prepare candidates to become transformational leaders in education, ready to make an immediate and long-term positive impact in schools, government, academia, business, and not-for-profit organizations.

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Dissertations from 2018

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Teachers’ Perceptions of an Integrated Curriculum: An Action Research Study, Derenda Marshall

Dissertations from 2017

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First Year Teachers' Perceptions of Their Preparation for Teaching English Language Learners, Veronica Aguiñaga

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A Phenomenological Study on the Experiences of Middle-Class Parents Facilitating Homework, Megan A. Aichler

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Dual Enrollment as a Path to Higher Education in Oregon, Michael S. Arthur

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Community College Latino Male Student Engagement: A Qualitative Research Study, Becky E. Barabé

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Teacher Transformation Through Story and Experience: A Narrative Study of Peer Observation, Critical Inquiry, Collaboration, and Trust, Eryn Elizabeth Berg

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Storied Lives, Unpacked Narratives, and Intersecting Experiences: A Phenomenological Examination of Self-Identifying LGBTQ Public School Educators, Robert J. Bizjak

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A Correlational Study Examining the Relationship Between Restorative Practices and School Climate in Selected Elementary Schools in a Large Mid-Atlantic Urban School District, Akil A. Boucaud

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Passion and Purpose in Advocacy: Portraits of Educational Leaders, Maureen D. Brown

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Teacher Self-Efficacy in Writing and Instructional Choices: A Correlational Study, Beth Burke

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Teacher-Student Relationships and How They Encourage Mathematics Achievement Among Black Males, Makeba C. Butler

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Teacher Self-Efficacy in Classroom Management Amongst Novice Middle School Teachers, Kentyl C. Byrne

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A Case Study of the Relationship Between Professional Learning Communities and Teacher Efficacy, Rebecca Carter

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The Phenomenon of the Hybrid Classroom, Tamara Lynne Cesinger

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The Influence of Socialization on the Acculturation of Vietnamese American Adolescents, Nicole Citerella

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Examining the Relationship Between Gifted Behavior Rating Scores and Student Academic Performance, Lori M. Cleveland

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Freshman Student Perception of Institutional Engagement Strategies, Donald J. Comi

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Discourse-based Instructional Strategies to Engage Middle School Students With Standards for Mathematical Practice, Sandra L. Cookson

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The Experiences of Saudi Third Culture Kids Following Repatriation: A Phenomenological Approach, Todd M. Curro

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My Story: A Doctoral Candidate's Journey, John D'Aguanno

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Perceptions of the Effectiveness of the First-Year Experience Edge Program at College of the Desert, Veronica Daut

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Teacher Perceptions of Middle School Students Meeting English Language Arts Literacy Standards, Amanda Kay Davis

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Their Practices Related to Implementing a PBIS Plan in the Intermediate Grade Levels, Tonnett Davis

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Social Media Policies and Academic Freedom: Higher Education Faculty and Administrator Perceptions, Andrew C. Diamond

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A Phenomenological Study on Reflective Teaching Practice, Abimbola Disu

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Support for Play in Public School Kindergarten Classrooms: A Descriptive Multiple Case Study, Elizabeth M. Docken

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Culturally Responsive Classroom Management in an Urban After-School Program, Marcie Duez-Curry

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iGeneration Students' Approach to Technology as a Learning Tool, With an Affinity for Social Media Technology, André S. Dyer

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Online Orientation: An Investigation of Its Effect on Graduate Students’ First-Course Retention, Lisa S. Fee

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Elementary Teachers' Perceptions on How Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Relate to Academic Achievement, Tamalita S. Funches

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Perceptions of Compass Learning in a Digital Learning Center: A Case Study, Laura Galindo

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Teacher Perception of Cooperative Learning Strategies Impacting English Learner Engagement and Academic Performance Levels, Randi L. George

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In God We Trust: A Multiple Case Study of the Implementation of Religious and Biblical Literacy Courses in Public Charter Schools, Susan M. Goers

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Teacher Perceptions of Parental Involvement With Parents Who are Deployed: A Case Study, Valerie Gonzalez

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Merit Pay, Teacher Job Satisfaction, and Retention: A Mixed-Methods Study, Desiree R. Hall

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The Peripheral Factors of Inclusive Education and Teacher Self-Efficacy, Debra L. Harper

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Facilitating Retention of University Student Veterans Through Transitional Experiences, Organized Provisional Services, and Processes, Mark D. Headen

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Perceptions of Texas High School Football Coaches Regarding Concussions, Justin J. Hefley

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Effects of Classroom Management on Teacher Job Satisfaction, Justin Helm

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Effects of Dual Language Protocol on Literacy Development of Yup'ik Language Students, Kristin Sattler Henke

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Self-Efficacy Perception in 11th-grade African-American Girls’ Decisions to Pursue STEM Careers in Higher Education: A Case Study, Mona F. Hicks

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The Pedagogical Impact of Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions of English Language Learners: A Phenomenological Study, Rachael L. Hoffert

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Teacher Morale in an International School in China: A Case Study, Diana K. Holden

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Spiritual Leadership, School Climate, and Teacher Collective Efficacy in Asian International Schools, Tobin E. Holden

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High Functioning Students with Asperger's Syndrome in Regular Education Classes Versus Special Education Classes, Michelle D. Holt

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Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Context in Educational Leadership, Matthew R. Horne

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Middle School Teachers' Perceptions of the Impact of Transitioning to Personalized Learning, Laura E. Hurtienne

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Procedural Integrity: A Study of Implementing Integrity Utilizing Fidelity Checks and Performance Feedback, Kristin Johnson

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Experiences of North American Teachers Working Overseas Who Broke Their Contracts Within One Year, Stephanie L. Kattera

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Relationship Between Advisor Servant Leadership Behaviors and First-Year Students' Intent to Persist, Jennifer Kelly

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Effects of Musical Theater Education on the Self-Esteem of Middle School Students, Kimberly Kokx

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A Qualitative Case Study of Teachers’ Perceptions and Practices in Social Justice Education and the Perceived Implications for K‒2nd Grade Children, Tina M. Lageson

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The Development of a Survey Instrument to Measure Transactional Distance in Secondary Blended Learning Environments, Dennis Lane

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Encountering the American School System Through the Eyes of First- and Second- Generation Vietnamese Immigrant Parents, Khanh P. Le

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The College-Transition Experience: The Role of High School Teachers, Dawn M. Lewis

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First Generation College Students in a TRiO Program, Katherine S. Marble

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Dialogic Interactions that Support Learning and Motivation: A Phenomenological Study of High School Teachers’ Experiences During Reflective Dialogue, Sandra Metzger

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The Impact of Secondary School Educators’ Implementation Of Response To Intervention (RTI) On African American Female Students, Janelle Muhammad

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Perceptions of Registered Nurses on the Choice of Geriatric Nursing as a Specialty Area of Practice: A Case Study, Cirila Daaco Negad

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Building Effective Parental Involvement In Middle Schools: The Parents' Perceptions, Tracy Oates

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The Administrator Effect: How EL Education Principals Influence Teachers’ Ability to Overcome Challenge, Natalie E. Osborne Smith

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Teacher Perceptions of an Evaluation Process: A Qualitative Case Study, Lisa M. Puckett

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Mexican-American Female Leaders in Public Education: A Regional Study of the Effect of Parenting Behaviors on Motivation and Leadership Style, Yvette Silva Ramos

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Developing Appropriate Challenge and Rigor in the Classroom: Perceptions of Gifted Middle Schoolers, Noelle Regan

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Middle School Educators' Perceptions of At-Risk Students Following a School's Initiative Focused on Helping At-Risk Students Succeed, Johnel Bryant Robinson

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Fostering Motivation and Teacher Self-Efficacy Using the Guided Reading Method, Shelley Robinson

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The Perceived Needs of Teachers of At-Risk Students, Daniel J. Rushton

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The Impact of Local-Control Accountability Plan Implementation on Long Term English Learners, John P. Sanchez Sr.

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Levels of Teacher Emotional Intelligence in Selected "Beat the Odds" Schools: A Descriptive Study, Nathan L. Schmutz

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The Experiences of At-Risk African American Males in an Online Credit Recovery Program, Marcus H. Scott

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Bridging the Gap: A Phenomenological Study of Interpersonal Relationships to Foster Campus Community Among Nontraditional College Students, Ashvindar K. Singh

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Perceptions and Experiences of White Teachers Teaching African American Students in K-5 Rural Midwest Schools, Tiffany L. Snyder

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The Perceptions of Middle School Counselors on Bullying Preparedness, Vanessa Spears

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Staying Connected: Measuring the Impact of Technology Integration on Student Engagement and Achievement at the Middle Level, Jaclyn M. Swayne

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Professional Development on the Effective Integration of Technology to the Classroom, Natalie B. McPhail Takacs

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Understanding the Public Education Gender Gap Amid Secondary and Central Office Administrators, Danielle L. Taylor

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Elementary Title I Teachers Perception of Stress, Burnout and the Impact on Retention, Kelly Thompson

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African-American Males, Part-Time Work, and Persistence, Ami M. Tripp

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Factors Influencing Teacher Efficacy in a Pennsylvania Juvenile Detention Center Education Program, Rachel M. Weaver

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The Impact of Testing Context of Computer-Adaptive High Stakes Testing on the Performance of Elementary Students of Poverty, Curtis R. Wilson III

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A Study of the Effects of Metacognitive Instruction on Reading Comprehension in the Primary Classroom, Sara Wing

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A Phenomenological Study of Six Helping Professionals and Their Experiences with a Persistent Adolescent Suicide Cluster, Bobbi-Jo Woodford

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Differences in Leadership Styles Between Genders: Outcomes and Effectiveness on Team Success, Sylvia Zaal

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The Evaluation of a Chinese-Language Teacher-Certification Program in an East-Coast State, Ning Zhang

Dissertations from 2016

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Interventions Addressing Chronic Absenteeism, James M. Brookins

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A Case Study: Teacher Perceptions of Implementing Reading Interventions, Gina R. Christenson

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Perceptions of Florida Administrators on the Absence of Male Teachers in K-12 Public Schools, Kimberly A. Dunn

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A Case Study of the Impact of Peer-to-Peer Mentoring on Mentors in a Rural High School Setting, Darlene M. Geddes

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Institutional Racism through the Eyes of African American Male Faculty at Community Colleges in the Pacific Northwest, Kimberly Harden

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The Fortuitous Impact of a Cross-Cultural Tutoring Experience on Prospective Teachers' Development Toward Cultural Competency, Carrie Ann H. Kondor

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Tools for Effective Implementation of Response to Intervention in the Elementary Classroom, Tonia Y. Manning

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Supporting Anti-bullying in Church Environments- A Program Evaluation Study, Trisha Wetzelberger