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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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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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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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

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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

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A Case Study Investigation of Differentiation in Middle Grade English and Math Classrooms, Yvonne-Nicole Maisel de St. Croix

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Social Media Policies and Academic Freedom: Higher Education Faculty and Administrator Perceptions, Andrew C. Diamond

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A Phenomenological Study on Reflective Teaching Practice, Abimbola Disu

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Support for Play in Public School Kindergarten Classrooms: A Descriptive Multiple Case Study, Elizabeth M. Docken

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Culturally Responsive Classroom Management in an Urban After-School Program, Marcie Duez-Curry

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iGeneration Students' Approach to Technology as a Learning Tool, With an Affinity for Social Media Technology, André S. Dyer

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The Perceptions of Teachers in a K-8 School on the Implementation and Impact of Culturally Responsive-Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (CR-PBIS), Kathleen Ellwood

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Online Orientation: An Investigation of Its Effect on Graduate Students’ First-Course Retention, Lisa S. Fee

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Elementary Teachers' Perceptions on How Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Relate to Academic Achievement, Tamalita S. Funches

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Perceptions of Compass Learning in a Digital Learning Center: A Case Study, Laura Galindo

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Teacher Perception of Cooperative Learning Strategies Impacting English Learner Engagement and Academic Performance Levels, Randi L. George

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International Teachers' Perceptions of Leadership Practices For Effective Teacher Evaluations: A Qualitative Case Study, Megan E. Geshel