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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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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Streamlining Educational Administration: A Process Improvement Methodology to Free Schools from Administrative Burdens, Sean Andrew Hennika

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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

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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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Blended Learning in Middle School Art: A Qualitative Case Study, Michele Mars

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

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The Impact of Teacher Self-Efficacy on Methodology and the Use of Graphing Technology in Teaching Factoring Quadratic Functions: Perspectives of International Introductory Algebra Teachers, Malgorzata Mart

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Critical Reflection and Mainstream Teachers’ Implementation of Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol for English Language Learners: A Case Study, Teneisha McNeil

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A Descriptive Case Study of the Impact of Leadership Style on Teacher Retention in a Title I School Campus in Texas, Twanna L. Mead

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

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Reducing Runway Incursions: The Role of Collaboration, Education, and Training, Billy Metallinos

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

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Special Education Teacher Turnover & School Leadership, Patricia Moore

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Social Media and Academic Performance: Assisting Academic Achievement for English Language Learners, Eduardo D. Moreno

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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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The Relationship between Social Integration in Learning Community and Retention of Freshmen Minority Students, Christopher A. Phekni

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The Impact of Prekindergarten Intervention on Kindergarten Early Literacy Development, Jennifer W. Pierce

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African American Male Adolescents: Hardships, Interventions, and Components to Academic Success, Jennifer Pitts

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Parent Involvement in the Urban Community for Children with a Diagnosed Disability, Gloria Pope

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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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Teacher and Student Perceptions of Digital Skills: A Qualitative Case Study, Dawn B. Prescott

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

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A Phenomenological Study Examining Dual Educators’ Perceptions of Their Impact on Students’ Educational Experiences, Marisol Rodriguez

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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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Teachers’ Description of Multiple Initiatives Implementation: A Phenomenological Study, Angie Spann

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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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Fundraising Managers’ Perceptions of Online Education’s Influence on Fundraising Practices and Giving, Peter J. Szucs

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

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Making Meaning of IB Approaches to Teaching and Learning: A Phenomenological Study of Teachers’ Experiences Implementing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Dale O. 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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A Correlational Study of Factors That Contribute to Private School Enrollment: School Culture and Physical Facilities, David Warmbier

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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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The Effect of the Directed Case Study Method on the Critical Thinking Skills of High School Students, Dan Weaver

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

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A Phenomenological Study on the Role of Teacher Mentor Programs on Educator Careers: Perspectives from Across the Career Continuum, Kim Werth

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Parents' Experiences Working with Their Adolescent Children on Secondary Mathematics Homework in Relation to Epstein’s Framework of Involvement: A Phenomenological Study, Rebecca Ann White

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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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Experiences of Faculty in the Design and Development of Sustainability Education in Higher Education Curricula: A Case Study of a Southeastern College, Tina Wilson

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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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Program Evaluation of One-to-One Technology Program, James Russell Wray

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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