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 2020

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Functional Behavioral Assessment: Putting the Function Into Functional Behavioral Assessments, Mildred Albert

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A Qualitative Study into Teacher Instruction and Advocacy of Social Justice in International Kindergarten to Grade 2 Classrooms, Victoria Elizabeth Atha

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The Social and Emotional Learning Needs of IB Diploma Students: A Phenomenological Study on the Perceptions of IB Diploma Teachers, Brad Matthew Augustine

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High School Sports Coaches’ Perspectives of Mental Skills Training Implementation, Arlene Bauer

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The Role of Personal Adaptive Capacity in Women Navigating Disruption in Their Life Spaces, Michelle D. Bizek

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The Principal–Pastor Relationship: The Experiences of Principals Working With Pastors in Lutheran Schools, Corey J. Brandenburger

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Healthcare Provider Overlap on Evidenced-Based Practice in Intubated Patients Using the Theoretical Domain Framework: A Case Study, Katie Bull

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Effective Introvert Teachers: A Phenomenological Study of Their Lived Experiences, Kyle B. Chuhran

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An Interpretative Phenomenological Study: How Secondary Teachers (Grades 11–12) are Impacted by Triage Within a Career and Technical Education Program, Cassandra Conover

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Novice Teacher Attrition in Title I Schools: A Case Study, Beverley Cornish

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The Collaborative Role of Parents and Teachers: Fostering a Growth Mindset in an Alternative Learning Environment, Sarah Cortes

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Attitudes and Beliefs of New Teachers Towards Induction Requirements, Laura Craig

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Teacher Perception of Inquiry-Based Teaching in Mathematics in Early Childhood, Nadim Farooqi

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Exploring Teachers’ Perspectives of the PBIS Program in Fourth and Fifth Grade Classrooms, Norma Ferguson

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Empowering Student Affairs Professionals Through an Action Research Study: Developing Culturally Responsive Competencies to Meet Student Needs, Scott Ferguson

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Exploring the Role of Communication in Crisis Readiness, Gideon F. For-mukwai

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A Phenomenological Study of the Self-Efficacy of Veteran Traditionally Certified and Alternatively Certified Career and Technical Education Teachers, Khristy A. Franklin

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Dual Literacy Practices for Dual Language Learners, Darlys G. Garcia-Marty

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A Multiple Case Study Exploring Communities of Practice Led by Rural Secondary School Science Teachers to Overcome Community Isolation in a Research-Science, Dually-Enrolled, Program of Studies, Sandra J. Gardner

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Middle School Teacher Perceptions of Effective Professional Development Practices: A Phenomenological Study, Christi Glasco

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Understanding the Influence of Academic Experiences on the Academic Motivation and Engagement of Early College High School Students, Gabriela E. Gomez

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Code-Switching Among African American Male Faculty Regarding Recruitment, Advancement, and Retention at Predominantly White Institutions, Shatisha Hibbler

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Educator View of Professional Development and Perceived Influence on Practice, Christi Hicks

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Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions of Goal Orientations, Teacher Self-Efficacy, and Authentic Outcomes-Based Assessments, Tamela W. Hoak

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Higher Education Executives and Data-Driven Decision Making: A Phenomenological Study, Rose M. Horst

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Guiding the Socio-emotional Learning of African American Middle School Girls Through the Perspective of School Counselors, Towana Hunter

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Nonresident Father Perceptions of Consistent Involvement With Children’s School-Based Endeavors: A Phenomenological Study, Gloria C. Jenkins

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Lived Experiences with Inauthenticity of the Physician Assistant Program Admission Essay: A Phenomenological Study, Pollyanna Kabara

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Reader’s Theater: A Quasi-Experimental Study for Secondary Students, Angela Kennedy

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Effect of Classroom Interactions and Instructional Practices on Mindset Development and Students’ Attitude Toward Challenges, Cherie Kinnersley

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The Stories of Middle School Science Teachers’ Teaching Evolution: A Narrative Inquiry, Victoria L. Klahn

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Understanding Challenges in Modern Police Leadership: A Multi-Case Study of Procedural Justice Reform Leadership, KelliAnn Klindtworth

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The Lived Experience of African American Juvenile Parole and Probation Officers in the Pacific Northwest, Andre J. Lockett

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Theory to Practice: Perceptions of School Psychologists, Special Education, and General Education Teachers on Social Skills Instruction in the Least Restrictive Environment, Dusty G. Low

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Teachers’, Counselors’, and Principals’ Perceptions of Positive Behavior Interventions at Schools: A Case Study, Jerrica McGinness

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How College Students Define Intimate Partner Violence, Georgella J. McRae

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A Case Study of the Perceptions of Education Stakeholders of STEAM Integration in a K–8 Setting, Kristin Moon

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Case Study of School Practices, Policies, and Culture That Foster Small, Faith-Based School Teacher Retention, Brian Nelson

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Study of the Perceptions and Attitudes Regarding Online Student Services, David R. Nichols

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A Case Study: Perceptions of an Indigenous STEM Nonprofit Contributions to Self-Efficacy and Educational Experience, Tyler Parisien

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Professional Development and Technology Integration in Classrooms in Rural Texas, Carla Parker

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An Examination of Enterprise Social Media and its Impact on Employees in a Global Corporate Organization, Howard Poppel

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Perceived Accuracy of Doctor of Physical Therapy Students’ Self-Assessment Using Two Clinical Performance Assessment Tools, Tracy Porter

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Transformational Coaching and its Implications for Educational Environments, Noel Lee Reed Jr.

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Factors Influencing Students’ Academic Performance in Online Courses: A Case Study, Autumn Reyes-Sokolowsky

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Science Teachers’ Perceptions of Implementing Literacy Practices in The (Grades 9–12) Science Classroom, Wesley Russ

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Teacher Perspectives of Physical Activity and Student Engagement in Middle School English Language Arts: An Action Research Investigation, Alphonsina M. Savell

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How Experienced High School Teachers Perceive the Effects of an Instructional Coaching Program on Their Pedagogical Strategies, Marcia A. Tierney

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Perceptions Professor Have Toward Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder: A Causal-Comparative Study, Alexandria Vassallo

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Transformational Teaching: A Multiple Case Study Examining Transformational Teaching as Pedagogy, Sean Garrett Warman

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Teacher Perceptions of the Challenges of Teaching English Language Learners in Bilingual Education Versus English Immersion, Dea Wheeler

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Academic Achievement and Development of Self-Efficacy of At-Risk girls Through Mentoring Programs, Latriace Wicks-Williams

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Key Pedagogical Practices for Formative Assessment in Higher Education, Brita L. Williams

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The Use of Digital Applications and Websites in Completing Math Assignments, Ronna Williams

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Exploring the Use of Mental Health Services and Programs at a Historically Black College: A Case Study, Stacey D. Wilson

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Factors Influencing Hmong College Students’ Persistence and Retention in Laos: A Case Study, Kou Xiong

Dissertations from 2019

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Job Satisfaction and Compassion Satisfaction Among Orthotic and Prosthetic Practitioners: A Descriptive-Multiple Case Study, Donna D. Atherton

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The Influence of Mobile Technologies on Students in Higher Education: A Qualitative Descriptive Case Study, Donna Avery

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A Multiple Case Study on the Implementation of the Bilingual Education Program in Private Schools in Oman, Florian Ciprian Baciu

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A Single Case Study of Blended Learning in a Colorado Middle School, Dave W. Baker

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Perceptions of Educators Regarding Specialized Instruction for Students With Learning Disabilities: A Case Study, Kimberly S. Baker

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How Community College Instructors in Louisiana Recognize Student Mental Health Needs, Rochelle Baldoz

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A Grounded Theory Study: How a Virtual Organizational Leadership Program Impacts Employee Leadership Development, Charlene Banta

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First-Time Freshman Student Experience With the Placement Exam and Remedial Mathematics: A Phenomenological Study, Bryant E. Barksdale

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Perceptions of Educators Teaching Inclusion Classes in an Urban Secondary Environment, Nicole Bellomo

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Fifth Grade High Suspension Rates and Classroom Behavior Management: An Action Research Study, Yvonne M. Bell

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Perceptions of Incarcerated Individuals in a Men’s Prison About the Impact of Educational Programs on Their Vocational Aspirations: A Narrative Inquiry, Jody Bergstrom

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Implications of Teacher Participation in a Professional Learning Community on Teacher Effectiveness, Jennifer Bertagni

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A Case Study: Clery Act Policy and Implementation Strategies, Sara Beverage

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Interconnectedness: The Lived Experiences of Six Middle School Employees During the First Two Years of Restorative Practices Implementation, Kathleen Ellen Carroll Bevins

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The Social Experiences of College Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Deborah Bogle

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Teacher Absenteeism: An Analysis of the Possible Correlation to Student Achievement in Math and English Language Arts, Lori E. Bowman

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A Qualitative Case Study Examining the Perceptions of Elementary Principals in the Retention of Female Versus Male Students in Rural Areas, Lindell N. Brabham

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Attrition of African American Male Criminal Justice Students at a Southeastern Regional Technical College: A Phenomenological Study, Rorie T. Bradley

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First-Year Postsecondary Reading Comprehension: Case Study of Student Perceptions, Robin Brierly

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Perceptions of Public Middle School Teachers About the Influence Their Personal Religious Beliefs Have on Their Professional Lives as Educators, Matthew Edward Brooks

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The Efficacy of Postsecondary Vocational Curriculum in Preparing Students to Transition from School to Work, Peter Brown

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How White Professors of Diversity-Focused Courses in Teacher Education Programs Experience and Engage White Preservice Teachers in Conversations Focused on Race, Sarah Brubaker

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Perception of African-American Adult Learners Toward Using Technology in Education, Kaira J. Bullock

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Retaining Special Education Teachers for Students within the Juvenile Justice System, Kendra Byrd

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Beneficial Approaches to Working With Migrant Students, Pete Cade

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Business School Educators and Authentic Assessment: A Phenomenological Case Study, Tina Callaway

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Predictors of Intent to Stay of Clinical Care Managers in the Inpatient and Outpatient Settings: A Causal-Comparative Study, Carlo C. Carado

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Community Perceptions of the Influence of a Christian School on Student Readiness, Benjamin Franklin Carter Jr

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A Case Study of Military Transition to Civilian Life, Debbie J. Castaneda

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Self-Confidence Levels in Sequential Learning Versus Structured Discovery Cane Travel, Post Orientation and Mobility Instruction: A Comparison Study, Merry-Noel Chamberlain

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A Multiple Case Study of Perceptions of the Impact of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program, Gerri Chandler

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New Faculty Hire Transition: The Impact of the Extent of the Learning Organization Traits of Higher Education Institutions, Sik Yin Chan

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Faculty–Librarian Collaboration: Information Literacy Integration in Second Year English Writing and Composition, Cynthia Charles

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Attributes of Effective Teachers, Michele Charles

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The Power of Play: An Action Research Study Examining Teachers’ Use of Gamified Learning Practices to Develop Habits of Mind in Elementary Students, Christina Clark

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Encouraging Prekindergarten Children’s Learning in a Head Start Program through Outdoor Play, Velvet Cooley

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Teacher Perceptions of the Digital Badge in Kindergarten Reading Attainment, Amy Cooper

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A Phenomenological Study into How Early Childhood Educators Experience Gamification as an Employee Motivational Tool, Marlene C. Cooper

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How Career and Technical Education Teachers’ Attitudes and Perceptions of Students With Disabilities Influence Inclusion in Career and Technical Education Courses, Theresa M. Cortney

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Effect of the Scientific Method Model of Instruction in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Students, Debra Crandell

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A Qualitative Phenomenological Study of First-Generation Caucasian Student Perceptions, Cora Cross

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Development of Spirituality During Addiction Recovery: An Explanatory Case Study, Tige Culbertson

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The Current Training Practices and Perceived Training Needs of Special Education Assistants in Texas, Carita J. Curry

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Firefighters’ Perception of Leadership Behaviors on Their Psychological Well-being: A Case Study, Craig E. Damien