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

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

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

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

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

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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

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Elementary Principal and Teacher Perceptions of the Quality and Accuracy of Teacher Evaluation Ratings: A Causal-Comparative Study, George Lewis

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A Case Study: The Influence of Literacy Professional Development on Teaching Practices and Teacher Self-Efficacy, Michelle Maclin

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A Descriptive Case Study of Professional Development for Cooperating Teachers in a Clinically-Based Model of Student Teaching, Carissa M. Marrs

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

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The Effect of Game-Based Learning on Title 1 Elementary Students' Math Achievement, LaDonna Martin

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Educating Educative Mentors: Video as Instructional Tool, Melissa Meetze-Hall

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The Growth Mindset: Action and Practice for Educational Leaders, Dana Miles

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Educate to Liberate: Exploring Educator Narratives to Examine the Mis-Education of Black Students, Adwoa Nefertari Nkenge

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A Case Study of Middle School Teachers’ Attitudes of Inclusion of Students with Disabilities, Eucharia N. Nnawulezi

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Using Design Thinking in Mathematics for Middle School Students: A Multiple Case Study of Teacher Perspectives, Darlene Painter

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The Impact of Read-Aloud Accommodations of Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Elementary Students With and Without Learning Impairment: A Descriptive Case Study, Marlyn Pangatungan

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Music Educators Who Take the Lead: A Phenomenological Study of School Leaders With Formal Backgrounds in Music and Experience as Music Educators, Jeanne M. Porcino Dolamore

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Addressing Ethnic and Gender Differences in Advanced Placement Calculus (AB) Exam Scores, Clint S. Prong

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Case Study: Teacher Perception of a Web-Based Professional Development Training on Research-Based Instructional Strategies and Behavioral Interventions for Teaching ADHD Students, Joy L. Runnels

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The Math Workshop Model and the Effect on Students' Academic Achievement and Mindset in Sixth-Grade Mathematics, Amy Sand

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Improving Students' Interpersonal Communications, Leadership, and Decision-Making Skills Through Integration of Cockpit Resource Management: A Grounded Theory Study of K-8 Educators' Perspectives, Tammy Scholder

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The Influence of the Heritage Language on the Cultural Integration of Second-Generation Hispanic Adolescents: A Phenomenological Study, Camille Schuler

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Student Achievement and the Career and Technical Education Medical Career Academy: A Quantitative Study, Krista J. Schweers

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Examining the Relationship Between CBI Methods and Student Academic Achievement Scores in Higher Education, Jason Sibulkin

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Teaching Middle School Children Affected by Homelessness: An Interpretive Phenomenological Investigation of Teachers’ Lived Experiences, Timothy B. Smart

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An Action Research Investigation into an Early Childhood Digital, Storytelling-Based Solution, Jessica Smith

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A Case Study: How Freshman Teachers Perceive Grade Inflation at a Southeast High School, Marjan Sorurbakhsh-Castillo

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Emotional Disorder Guidelines and the Educational Placement of Students with Emotional Disorders, Linda J. Spencer

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The Effects of an Elementary STEM Intervention on Fourth-Grade Outcomes in Language Arts and Math, Rhonda Stitham

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Inclusion or Special Education Resource: Teacher Perceptions of Placement Decisions on Academic Growth, Casey Story

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Nuestra Escuela: A Quasi-Experimental Study of the Impact of Spanish Language Skills Training on the Attitudes and Practices of Non-Hispanic Teachers of Hispanic Students, Patricia A. Sutherlan Rock

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Financial Crisis in Catholic Education: An Evaluation Study of Three Alternative Funding Models., Crystal Taylor

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Employee Longevity in Difficult Environments, Loretta Tolliver

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Remedial Mathematics Students Entering Community College: A Phenomenological Study Designed to Discover Shared Learning Characteristics and Needs, Janet Wood Varner

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A Study of Access to Support Services by Immigrant Populations in Midwestern Counties in the United States, SPee N. Vululleh

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Perceptions of Educators Regarding the Impact Nonprofits have on Academically Unacceptable Schools in an Urban Louisiana Community: A Case Study, Frederic D. Washington

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Effectiveness of Reading Intervention Program Types in Increasing Comprehension for Intermediate School Students, Donna Elizabeth Weikert

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Secondary School Teacher Perceptions and Role in the Underrepresentation of African American Students in Gifted Education, Summer M. White

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Explanatory Case Study: Transitions of Highly Mobile Students From Military Families to Public Non-Military Elementary Schools, Courtney Williams

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Principal Socialization: A Single Case Study of Novice Charter School Principals in Los Angeles, Monique A. Woodley

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The Effects of Targeted Intervention on Low-Income Urban Students' Reading Achievement, Raye Wood

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Cultural Brokering: Insights to College Career Counselors from Colleagues In Diversity Offices, Sherrill Yeaton

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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Parent Perceptions of the Transition Programs Completed by Their Adult Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Judithanne Arcaro

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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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A Study of Undergraduate Personal Finance Courses at Public Universities in the Pacific Northwest Using an Action Research Approach, Melody Bell

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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