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 2019

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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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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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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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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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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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Attributes of Effective Teachers, Michele Charles

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

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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

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The Impact and Influence Mentoring has on African-American Leaders in Nonprofits, Gary L. Damon Jr.

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The Lived Experiences of Pastors and Lay-Leaders in Rural Missouri Assembly of God Turnaround Churches: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study, Danny W. Davis

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Sustained Solution: Servant Leadership to Guide Transformational Thinking in Education, Shanan N. DeBlaw

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How Teachers Facilitate Academic Commitment in Elementary School Students: A Phenomenological Study, Lindsay T. DeFeo-Feibus

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Utilizing the Universal Design for Learning Model to Improve Educational Environments in Secondary Inclusive Classrooms, Robyn A. Delahunt

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Integration of Technology Within Intervention Strategies for Students With High Functioning Autism: A Phenomenological Approach to Analyzing Educators’ Viewpoints, Kathy Dempster

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The Effects of Extended Reading Time on Third-Grade Students with Diverse Reading Needs: A Comparative Analysis of Two Title I Elementary Schools, Michael Dennis

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Investigation of Guided Study Tables as a Support for College Students with ASD in the Transition to Post-Secondary Education, Rebecca Edgington

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Creating a Culture of Courage: A Behavioral Health Study of Resilience and Response to Traumatic Events for Firefighters, Brett Ellis

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Intercampus Tension at Multi-Campus Institituions: A Phenomenological Study of Higher Education Administrators, Steven Erickson

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A Phenomenological Study: The Associate Degree Pathway Experiences of Twelfth Grade Hispanic Male Students in an Early College High School Program, Hector Raul Esquivel

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The Relationship Between Teacher Communication, and Teacher Credibility, Student Motivation, and Academic Achievement in India, Cyril Fernandes

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A Correlational Study of the Relationship Between Holistic Self-Care Practices and Burnout in Middle School Teachers, Laura Fitzpatrick

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“Be Calm, Be Kind:” A Qualitative Descriptive Case Study of Instruction and Assessment of Stress Management Behavior Education in the Early Childhood Classroom, Rebecca Eugenia Flasz

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How Students’ Reading Habits are Affected by Library Genrefication, Sarah Fleming

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Eighth-Grade Students Without Home Internet: A Case Study of a One-to-One Laptop Program at a Title 1 School, Stacey J. Flinner

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The Professional Development and Coaching of School Teachers: Real-Time Feedback, Jasmine R. Foster

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Perceptions of School Bus Drivers and Their Experiences with Student Behavior: A Qualitative Case Study, Tesha Yvonna Foster

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A Study of Teacher Attrition in Rural, North Central, Alabama, Laura Frasher Tuttle

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The Effects of Student-Centered Coaching on the Reading Achievement of Elementary Students and Teacher Instructional Practice, Merlette Frederick-Williams

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Teacher Perceptions on the Impact of Professional Student–Teacher Relationships on Economically Disadvantaged Student’s Effort, Audra Funk

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Collaborative Partnerships Between Community Colleges and High Schools, Cordelia Godfrey

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A Phenomenological Investigation of Early Childhood Education Preparation and Experiences of California Certificated Elementary School Educators Assigned to Transitional Kindergarten, Elizabeth A. Golchert

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Hospitality Industry’s Perceptions of Industry-Academia Collaboration in Curriculum Development, Walter C. Griffin

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Affects of Mental Health Limitations, Leadership Interactions, and Generational Diversity on the Morale of Paramedics in Public and Private Emergency Medical Services, Mari Hadas

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Understanding Skills Training and Development: A Program Evaluation of Nontraditional High School Internships, DeAira Handugan

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The Effects of Alternative Certification Program Type on Teacher Self-Efficacy: A Causal-Comparative Study, Tonda Handy

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A Phenomenological Study of Factors Affecting the High Dropout Rate of Nontraditional African American Students in Community College, Vernordra Haynie

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Schools' Mission Statements, Local Education Agencies' Strategic Plans, and School Accountability, Amber Holomshek

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Black Women's Journey to Executive Leadership, Belinda Higgs Hyppolite

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Students’ Perceptions of Religious Practices and Spiritual Maturity Within Pentecostalism: A Case Study, Sheila Jackson

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The Relationship Between Reading Level and Standardized Achievement Results, Monifa Johnson

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The Influence of Teacher Technology Self-Efficacy on Computer-Assisted Instruction in Urban Elementary Schools, Randall L. Johnson

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Middle School Teacher Perceptions of the Use of the Growth Mindset Strategies to Improve Student Motivation in Title I Schools, Aressa R. Jones

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A Study of the Implementation of Digital Textbooks in Middle Schools, Jessica A. Jupin

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The Relationship Between Nursing-Faculty Incivility and New-Graduate-Nurse Self-Confidence During Transition to Practice: A Correlational Study, Martha Kershaw

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The Lived Experiences of Natives who Have Attended Both TCUs and PWIs, Heather Kind-Keppel

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A Case Study on Elementary Teachers’ Experiences Teaching Computer Science, Steve T. Kong

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The Transition Experiences of High Achieving High School Students from Secondary Education to College : A Case Study, Lori Christine Lachowsky

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Problem-Solving Versus Solving Problems From the ESL Math Teachers’ Point of View, Christopher Lacy

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Taking Back Control: A Quantitative Study on Teacher-targeted Bullying, Rebecca Lamberth

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Understanding the Role of Substitute Teachers, Amy Landis

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Dispositions of Online Instructors: A Case Study, Kam Moi Lee

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Elementary Teacher Professional Development for Computer Science and Digital Game-Based Learning, Christopher Levy

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How Latino Male Students Perceive the Effects of Social Engagement on Degree Completion, Gerardo Camacho Lewis

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A Phenomenological Study: The Lived Experiences of Females Enrolled in Nontraditional Programs in Career and Technical Education, Shawna Beth Little

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Religiosity, Mindset, and Math Achievement, Kathryn Luebke

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The Engagement of Latino English Learner Sophomore Undergraduate Students: A Phenomenological Study, Bette Mackey

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The Mentor & Mentee Perspective: Mentorship From Faculty and Staff for Black Male Students in Higher Education, JaVaski D. McDonald

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Leadership Influence in the Adoption of Innovation by Critical Care Nurses, Michael McEachern

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High School Students and Teachers Ethical Perceptions of using Cognitive Enhancers for Academic Achievement, Wendy McLellan-Kelly

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Understanding the Experiences of Latino Community College Students on Academic Probation: A Case Study, Maria P. McPherson

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The Experiences of Houston Teachers Using Incentives to Motivate Low Performing Students, Dinah L. Melton

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Perspectives of Adult Learners and Faculty on Technology Integration and Student Achievement Levels, Joy Melvin

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Stepping Stone or Road Block: An Evaluation of Community Colleges in the Midwest to Improve Attrition and Graduate Percentages of African American Students, Tamela Odom

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Explicit Self-Care for Principals and Their Teachers: A Qualitative Transcendental Phenomenological Study on Administrator Stress Levels, Nadia Oskolkoff

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Technology Integration Experiences and Perceptions of Southeastern Secondary Teachers, Candace M. Pattman

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New Teacher Perceptions - Mentoring and Coaching at a California Catholic School, Shawna L. Pautsch

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Supporting Children With Social and Emotional Challenges: A Phenomenological Study of Teachers’ Experiences Using Social and Emotional Learning Competencies, Tina Pettway

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A Study of Principal and School Counselor Descriptions About Their Professional Rapport in American, Private K–12 Schools in Kuwait: A Multiple Case Study, Andrea Phillips

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Changing Perceptions About Professional Development: An Action Research Study Using Andragogy for Educators’ Professional Development, Cynthia L. Pina

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Teacher Stress and Coping: A Qualitative Case Study, Jennifer Ramsey Tolliver

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A Phenomenological Study of Cyberbullying Through the Experiences of Educational Administrators, Michael J. Reichert Jr

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Exploring Female Perceptions of Metacognitive Development in Online Learning, Heather Richards

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School and Work Experiences of Adults with ADHD: A Qualitative Case Study, Julieta E. Robello

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Student Perspectives on Classroom Community in a Career Technical Center, Laura Robinson

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The Perceptions of Female High-School Students Regarding Their Engineering Self-Efficacy, Joyce Russo