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

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

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

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

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Collaborative Partnerships Between Community Colleges and High Schools, Cordelia Godfrey

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

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

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

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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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Understanding the Role of Substitute Teachers, Amy Landis

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

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

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

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Rural General Education Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Inclusion: A Study of Candidates’ Self-efficacy and Attitude toward Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms, Neria Sebastien

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Community College Instructors Perception of the Influence of Online Best Teaching Practices on Student Outcomes, Anthony S. Spagnuolo

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Understanding the Authenticity of University-Based Mentoring Experiences of Aspiring Principals in the Turnaround School Leaders Program (TSLP): A Multiple Case Study, Christine Spear

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Using Teachers’ Experience with Technology to Understand Their Learning and Teaching Styles, Andrea E.C. Tennant

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Bridging the Gap between African-American Families and School Personnel: Effective Home-School Partnerships in Urban Schools, Danita D. Webb

Dissertations from 2018

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Teacher Experiences Regarding a Trauma-Informed Care Model in a Residential Facility School, Tammy Allen

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Human Resource Management Practices for Public School Principals: Recruitment, Selection, and Development, David E. Atherton

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The Impact of a Collaborative Data-Inquiry Culture, as Promoted by the Harvard University Data Wise Improvement Process, on Student Achievement., Kenneth I. Barrie

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The Impact of Life Skills Students on General Education Elementary Teachers' Attitudes Toward Inclusive Education, Kim Bayer

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A Study of Customer Relationship Management and Undergraduate Degree Seeking Student Retention, Christopher A. Beloin

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A Case Study of How Principals Create Collaborative Environments, Amy Blakey

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Game Play in Education: An Exploration of the What, How, and Why, Carrin Lynn Blyth

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Using Data-Driven Decision-Making to Drive Instructional Decisions with High School Mathematics Teachers, Heidi Bouchard

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A Phenomenological Study of Third-Grade Through Fifth-Grade Teachers’ Perceptions of Their Confidence to Teach Struggling Readers, Kristin N. Brown

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Leadership Styles in an Online Higher Education Setting: A Phenomenological Study of Online Professional Learning Communities, Cathy Busay

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Teacher Preparation for Home-School Partnerships in an International School Community, Sharon Canadine

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Teachers' Experiences in Urban Turnaround Schools: A Phenomenological Study, Nicole Holsted Ciancetta

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Motivation to Learn During Simulation-Based Learning: An Examination of Learner Characteristics in Health Science Students, Lorraine Clarke

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Teachers Experience With Latino Academic Underperformance: A Qualitative Case Study, Aissatou C. Clesca-Cajuste

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Parent Experiences with Student Mobility Through School Choice Participation: A Phenomenological Study, Deanna M. Coleman-Weathersbee

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Case Study of a New Teacher Mentoring and Induction Program, Jennifer S. Collins

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The Effects of the Acquisition of Digital Badges on Second Grade Literacy, Mindi Outlaw Collins

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How Connecticut Educators Encourage Secondary Students to Apply Creativity, Elise L. Dardani

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The Effects of a Health Career Ladder Program in a Rural Community: Case Study, Jeannie Lynn Davis

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Determining Impact of Appreciative Inquiry: A Case Study, Kimberly Davis

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Pre-Service Teacher Perception of Instructor Emotional Intelligence, Catherine Deane

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A Case Study of Fine Arts Teachers’ Perceptions of ePortfolio Evaluation as Professional Development, Jacquelynn S. deMontmollin

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A Case Study of the Perceptions of Teacher Job Satisfaction Working Under a Transformational and Distributed Leadership Style, James A. Diaz

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Teachers’ Perceptions on the Role of Creativity in Middle and Secondary Education, Melissa Marie Diebel

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A Case Study of the Impact of Secondary Administrators' Leadership Styles, Management of Instructional Programs, and Professional Development in Maintaining High Performing Schools, Teresa D. Dixon

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Community College Students’ Perceived Value of High School Career and Technical Education Program Experiences, Martin Douglass

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Ready for Literacy Instruction: A Case Study of Initial Educators’ Perceptions of their Teacher Preparation Program, Jocelyn Dunks

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A Descriptive Study: The Association Between Transformational Redesign School Improvement, Priority School Principals’ Perceptions, and Student Achievement, Susan Duran

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Relationship Between Use of Collaborative Testing and Nursing Student Success, June A. Eastridge

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Contributing Factors to the Successful Completion of Online Courses at the Community College Level, Patricia K. Evans-Wallin

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The Relationship Between a Teacher’s Self-Efficacy with Using Technology and Their Level of Integrating of Technology, Michael Fenn

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AdvancED Systemic Process Approach vs Michigan Department of Education Non-Systemic Process Approach to School Improvement, Diane P. Fleming

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The Role of Virtual Communication Platforms in Academically Supporting Post-Secondary Students, Eldora M. Fosmire

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The Effects Embedding Science Standards Within the Mathematics Curriculum Has On Students' Perceptions of Mathematics and Mathematics Achievement, Christina Giles

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A Basic Qualitative Research Study: How Marginalized Students’ Ability to Succeed Is Impacted During Freshman and Sophomore Years in College, Ronald Gordon

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Correlation Between Instructional School Culture and Student Achievement in an Urban District, Wayman Graham

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How High School Students With Dyslexia Use Assistive Technology; A Teacher's Perspective, Tara Granzen

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Teacher Retention Rates: Variables That Play a Role in Low-Performing Schools with High Minority At-Risk Populations, Christine Gray

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Women Entrepreneur Experiences With Leadership and Success: A Qualitative Phenomenological Study, Nicolya Grigsby-Williams

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Understanding the Student Intern's Journey Through a Holistic Counseling Center: A Phenomenological Inquiry, John C. Harvey

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Case Study: Changes in Elementary Student Mindset After Mathematics Anxiety and Growth Mindset Teacher Training, Lisa Hatcher

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Teachers Learning to Teach: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Lived Experience of Cognitive Load for Novice Teachers, Mark Hebert

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Adjunct Faculty: The Silent Majority, Erin M. Hillstead Walton

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Transformative Reminiscence Training For Older Adults: Increasing Self-Positive Reminiscence During Self-Directed Life Reviews, Deena Gayle Hitzke

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A Phenomenological Study: How College Students With ADHD are Affected by Fragmentation and Disassociation, Melissa Hood

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Differentiated Discipline for Special Population Students At-Risk: A Qualitative Action Research Study, Oscar W. Houchins III

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A Descriptive Study of High School Mathematics Teachers’ Perceptions of Flipped-Mastery Learning in a High School Math Class, Adriane J. Howard

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The Perceived Effects of Sorority Chapter Size on the Member Experience: A Qualitative Study, Jodi Jabs

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The Efficacy of Coaching Interventions forUndergraduates to Increase Positive Coping Behavior: A Quantitative Quasi-Experiment, Anthony Jackson

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Exploring The Lived Experiences of African American Male Learners in Higher Education, Tara Jackson-Whitehead

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School-Age Child Care Teachers’ Perceptions of Quality Programming in Southeastern Michigan, Angelita S. Jacobs

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Effects of Standardized Testing in Urban Turn Around Schools, Melida Jemmott

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How Parenting Style Manifests Itself in College Students' Attitudes of Academic Entitlement, Melissa Jewell

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The Relationship Between School Climate and Student Achievement in Low Socioeconomic Schools, LaVita V. Johnson Spears

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Effects of Cooperative Learning on Middle School Inclusion Students' State Mathematics Test Performance, Andrea B. Jones

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A Phenomenological Study on Leading Transformational Change and Building School Culture in Elementary Schools, Tamera Jones

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The Me You Do Not See: The Experiences of African American Administrators and Double Consciousness, Matasha Jordan

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A Case Study to Determine Classroom and Field Educator Perspectives on Occupational Therapy Student Readiness for Transition to Clinical Practice, Pamela Karp

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Transformation and Arts Education, A Means for Equity for Underrepresented Gifted and Talented Students, Maria Katsaros-Molzahn

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Case Study: Exploring the Implementation of an Integrated STEM Curriculum Program in Elementary First Grade Classes, Kaley Keith

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Instructors’ Perceptions of Postsecondary Classes of Students with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder Enrolled in Transition Programs, Lisa Kemp

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Internal Structures, External Mandates: How the Best Teachers Stay True to Their Vocation, Kimberly Kent

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Interprofessional Education: How Curriculum Influences and Develops Future Healthcare Professionals, Karen Keune

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Exploring Perceptions of Advanced Online Faculty Professional Development Needs: A Case Study, Keisha Kidan

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Understanding the Liberal Arts Experience: Developing Leadership Skills from Classical Education, Christina Kloch

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A Phenomenological Study of Elementary Students in Dance Classes, Karen C. Kuebler

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Understanding the Academic Achievement of African American Scholars: An Intrinsic Case Study of an Urban High School, Cluny Lavache

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Influences on the Sources of Teacher Self-Efficacy in a Lutheran School, Kimberly Lavado

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Evaluation and Implementation of an After-School Program for Elementary School Students, Connie Lawler