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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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

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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

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In God We Trust: A Multiple Case Study of the Implementation of Religious and Biblical Literacy Courses in Public Charter Schools, Susan M. Goers

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Teacher Perceptions of Parental Involvement With Parents Who are Deployed: A Case Study, Valerie Gonzalez

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Merit Pay, Teacher Job Satisfaction, and Retention: A Mixed-Methods Study, Desiree R. Hall

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The Peripheral Factors of Inclusive Education and Teacher Self-Efficacy, Debra L. Harper

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Facilitating Retention of University Student Veterans Through Transitional Experiences, Organized Provisional Services, and Processes, Mark D. Headen

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Perceptions of Texas High School Football Coaches Regarding Concussions, Justin J. Hefley

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Effects of Classroom Management on Teacher Job Satisfaction, Justin Helm

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Effects of Dual Language Protocol on Literacy Development of Yup'ik Language Students, Kristin Sattler Henke

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Self-Efficacy Perception in 11th-grade African-American Girls’ Decisions to Pursue STEM Careers in Higher Education: A Case Study, Mona F. Hicks

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The Pedagogical Impact of Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions of English Language Learners: A Phenomenological Study, Rachael L. Hoffert

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Teacher Morale in an International School in China: A Case Study, Diana K. Holden

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Spiritual Leadership, School Climate, and Teacher Collective Efficacy in Asian International Schools, Tobin E. Holden

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High Functioning Students with Asperger's Syndrome in Regular Education Classes Versus Special Education Classes, Michelle D. Holt

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Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Context in Educational Leadership, Matthew R. Horne

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Middle School Teachers' Perceptions of the Impact of Transitioning to Personalized Learning, Laura E. Hurtienne

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Procedural Integrity: A Study of Implementing Integrity Utilizing Fidelity Checks and Performance Feedback, Kristin Johnson

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Experiences of North American Teachers Working Overseas Who Broke Their Contracts Within One Year, Stephanie L. Kattera

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Relationship Between Advisor Servant Leadership Behaviors and First-Year Students' Intent to Persist, Jennifer Kelly

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Effects of Musical Theater Education on the Self-Esteem of Middle School Students, Kimberly Kokx

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A Qualitative Case Study of Teachers’ Perceptions and Practices in Social Justice Education and the Perceived Implications for K‒2nd Grade Children, Tina M. Lageson

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The Development of a Survey Instrument to Measure Transactional Distance in Secondary Blended Learning Environments, Dennis Lane

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Encountering the American School System Through the Eyes of First- and Second- Generation Vietnamese Immigrant Parents, Khanh P. Le

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The College-Transition Experience: The Role of High School Teachers, Dawn M. Lewis

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First Generation College Students in a TRiO Program, Katherine S. Marble

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Dialogic Interactions that Support Learning and Motivation: A Phenomenological Study of High School Teachers’ Experiences During Reflective Dialogue, Sandra Metzger

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The Impact of Secondary School Educators’ Implementation Of Response To Intervention (RTI) On African American Female Students, Janelle Muhammad

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Perceptions of Registered Nurses on the Choice of Geriatric Nursing as a Specialty Area of Practice: A Case Study, Cirila Daaco Negad

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An Investigation of Leadership Factors and Traits That Led to and Supported the Formation of a Multi-University Partnership, Gloria Ngezaho

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Experiential Perspectives of Teachers in an Inclusive Classroom, Evelyn Ifeoma Nwadinobi

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Building Effective Parental Involvement In Middle Schools: The Parents' Perceptions, Tracy Oates

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The Administrator Effect: How EL Education Principals Influence Teachers’ Ability to Overcome Challenge, Natalie E. Osborne Smith

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Teacher Perceptions of an Evaluation Process: A Qualitative Case Study, Lisa M. Puckett

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Teacher Efficacy and Its Influence on Classroom Management When Teaching African American Males in Grades PreK-2: A Case Study, Suzon M. Pulliam

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Perceptions of Effective Teaching Strategies and Assessments of Critical Thinking in Radiographic Clinical Practice, Christian Raby

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Mexican-American Female Leaders in Public Education: A Regional Study of the Effect of Parenting Behaviors on Motivation and Leadership Style, Yvette Silva Ramos

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Developing Appropriate Challenge and Rigor in the Classroom: Perceptions of Gifted Middle Schoolers, Noelle Regan