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Dissertations from 2024

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Fostering LGBTQ Spirituality: A Campus Case Study, Tracy Morin

Dissertations from 2023

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“Si Se Puede”: Latinx/a/o Students Thriving at a Selective Historically White Institution, Melisa Alves

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Developing Specialized Master's Programs in Business Schools: The Convergence of Mission and Markets, Elizabeth Johansson Bristol

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Unapologetic! Leading In White Spaces: A Critical Race Grounded Theory Study About the Experiences of Black Women College Presidents at Four-Year Predominantly White Institutions and Gendered Racisms’s Influence on Their Leadership Approach, Damita A. Davis

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Racial Justice Inc.: Deconstructing the Enactment of Racial Justice in DEI/Social Justice-Focused Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) Graduate Programs, Lorena Fuentes López

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Hearing, Seeing, and Reading is Believing: A Study of Undergraduate Women and Messages About Careers, Sarah Elizabeth Isham

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Consciousness and Context for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP): A Case Study of White Faculty Working to Learn About and Implement CRP in Their Teaching Practice, Isabelle A. Jenkins

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The Black Box of Enrollment Management: The Influence of Academic Capitalism and Values of the Public Good, Kamala C. Kiem

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The Impact of Campus Culture on Undergraduate Civic Engagement Outcomes, Kevin M. Kraft

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(Re)Engaging Higher Education: The future of International Partnerships in a One-Third/Two-Thirds World, Ravi Lakshmikanthan

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Part-Time Students/Full Time Lives: Underserving Part-Time Community College Students, Cathleen A. McCarron

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With Some Responsibility Comes Great Power: Exploring the Decision-Making Process of Higher Education Administrators Through The Implementation of Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, Jesus D. Montoya Jr.

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For Us by Us About Us: Constructing Latinx-Centered Higher Education Institutions, Cynthia K. Orellana

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Examining Pilipina/x/o American Liminality: A Case Study of Asian American Panethnicity, Aaron James Parayno

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What Did Your Mama Think About That?: An Asset-Focused Approach to the Socialization Experiences of Black Doctoral Students, Imari K. Paris Jeffries

Dissertations from 2022

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Re-Envisioning Self and Community: The Experiences of Pilipina American Students With Colonial Mentality and Decolonization, Kristine Angelica Din

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Professional Identity Development of Asian American & Pacific Islander AANAPISI Staff, Sara Boxell Hoang

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Understanding Environmental Justice Instruction in Higher Education: Activist Epistemic Orientations and a Continuum of Community Engaged Curricular and Pedagogical Practice, Christopher James Rabe

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Relationship Between Black High School Students’ Algebra Test Scores and Their Intent oo Pursue a College STEM Major, Thierno Tall

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“A Really Beautiful Personal Journey” A Narrative Study Examining How Formal and Informal LGBTQ+ Resources, Services, and Experiences Shape College Students’ Sexual Identity Development, Meghan Lindsley Todd

Dissertations from 2021

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Navigating Whiteness: A Critical Discourse Analysis of White Community College Faculty, White Identity, and the Discursive Positioning of Students of Color, Christian M. Bednar

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Critical Transformations Through Community Service-Learning Programs for Students of Color at Predominantly White Institutions, Varsha Ghosh

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A Framework for Justice-Centering Relationships and Understanding Impact in Higher Education Community Engagement, Melissa M. Quan

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Chief Multicultural Officers and How They Address Campus Race Relations, Isaac D. Tesfay

Dissertations from 2020

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The Entanglement of Gender, Science, and Interdisciplinarity: Standpoints of Women PhD Students in Interdisciplinary Traineeships, Kate Bresonis McKee

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Culturally Sustaining Learning Environments in Public, Hispanic-Serving Community Colleges: Bridging Cultural Wealth, Epistemic Values, and Pedagogical Stances, Liya N. Escalera-Kelley

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Convergence of Senior Administrators and Professional Employees: Case Studies of Institutional Transformation via Convergent Hybrid Planned and Emergent Change, Michael C. Metzger

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The Experiences of Women on Their Career Pathways to the College Presidency: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study, Audrey M. Nahabedian

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The Influence of Leadership Development Programs on First-Generation College Student Success, Sherrod Williams

Dissertations from 2019

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How Faculty Beliefs Shape Teaching Practice: A Critical Race Collaborative Action Research Approach Toward Achieving Equity Outcomes in Community College Remedial English, Lori A. Catallozzi

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Factors the Motivate Community College Faculty to Teach Online with Implications for Access and Equity, Jenene M. Cook

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“I Can’t Separate Me Being Gay and Me Being an Athlete”: A Phenomenological Study of LGBQ+ Women Student-Athletes, Erin A. Kelley

Dissertations from 2018

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“It’s not that Systematic, but it’s Happening:” A Cybernetic Systems Analysis of Accountability and Assessment in Three Public Universities, Fernando E. Colina de Vivero

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Two Roads Diverged: Understanding the Decision-Making Process and Experiences of First-Generation and Low-Income Students Who Chose Different Paths in Pursuit of a Baccalaureate Degree, John A. Drew

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Unescorted Guests: Yale’s First Women Undergraduates and the Quest for Equity, 1969-1973, Anne G. Perkins

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A Comparative Case Study of a Student Involvement Co-Curricular Portfolio and Transcript, Bruce R. Perry

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Through Their Voices: A Phenomenological Study of Undergraduate Women’s Experiences with Patriarchy in Higher Education, Kelly M. Treseler-Golden

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Quantifying Racial Microaggressions in College Classrooms and Their Effect: A Factor Analysis and Multilevel Study, Tammy Vargas Warner

Dissertations from 2017

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Transition to the Academy: The Influence of Working-Class Culture for First-Generation Students, LaDonna L. Bridges

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Borderlands and Bridges: Mexican Youth Education and Identity, Patricia Chouinard

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Influences on University Staff Members Responsible for Implementation of Alcohol-Control Policies, Glenn A. Cochran

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Civilized Inequality: Honors Programming and Educational Inequality at Public Universities, Steven D. Neville

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Academic Capitalism and the Public Good in Public and Private U.S. Higher Education: A Grounded Theory Study of Internationalization, Asabe W. Poloma

Dissertations from 2016

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Curriculum Reform as a Means for Creating Transformational Change at an Historically Black University, Robert J. Awkward

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Retold Narratives: Black Male Artists and the Meanings of School, Beth Balliro

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A World both Big and Small: Understanding Urban Middle School Teachers’ Sense of Self-Efficacy in an Era of Accountability, Richard Gallucci

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A Case Study of Partnerships in International Service Learning: Exploring Reciprocity and Bi-directional Benefits, Judith Healey-Walsh

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The Preparation and Self-Efficacy of Teachers of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities, Claire F. Higgins

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Unique and Diverse Voices of African American Women in Engineering at Predominately White Institutions: Unpacking Individual Experiences and Factors Shaping Degree Completion, Ellise M. Davis LaMotte

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An Examination of Women and Educational Leadership: A Postmodern Feminist Analysis of the Leadership Styles of Women Superintendents, Danielle Mokaba-Bernardo

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Portraiture of Racial/Ethnic and Cultural Identity Among Students of Color at an Institute of Art and Design: A Post-Colonial and Critical Race Theory Study, Lyssa Palu-ay

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A Case Study on the Influence of Organizational Structures and Policies on Faculty Implementation of Learner-Centered Teaching, Kevin Scott Piskadlo

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Intersectionality at Work: Black Women Administrators' Perceptions of their Work Performance at Predominantly White Institutions, Joanna N. Ravello

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To Go Where Neither Parent Has Gone Before: Investigating the Identity Formation of First-Generation College Students in Multiple Doctoral Programs, Diann F. Simmons

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The Formation of Scholars: Critical Narratives of Asian American and Pacific Islander Doctoral Students in Higher Education, Liza A. Talusan

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Black Male Success in Mathematics: The Development of a Positive Mathematics Identity in Urban Schools, Naia L. Wilson-Akubude

Dissertations from 2015

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The Development of the Global Ready Leadership Scale, Shelby J. Harris

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The Untold Story of the GI Bill: The Experiences of African American Veterans with Attaining Educational Benefits through the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, Lorna J. Hunter

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Art and Design Students' Social Norms Regarding Mental Illness, Creativity, and Help-Seeking Behaviors, Danielle Licitra

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First Career Decisions of African American and Hispanic Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Deborah L. Liverman

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Fostering the Spiritual Development of Undergraduates through Service-Learning, Michelle C. Sterk Barrett

Dissertations from 2014

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To Speak or Not to Speak: Factors that Influence Pre-Tenure Faculty's Sense of Voice, Yi Shiuan Chin

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Prime Time in the Academy: Factors Critical to Sustaining Mid-career Faculty Vitality, Anne M. DeFelippo

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Student Organizations as a Venue for Cross-Racial Interaction, Tamara A. Von George