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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Dissertation: Principal Influence on Collective Efficacy: A Single Case Study Looking at Principal Efficacy Influence on an Elementary School Through the Perspective of Teachers, Jennifer Anne Banks

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Dissertation: Adaptive Leadership Approaches in Online Education: A Study of Trust Creation and Change Management in Higher Education, Andrew R. Casiello

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Dissertation: Supplemental Instruction, Calibration, and Self-Efficacy: A Path Model Analysis, Jennifer Leigh Grimm

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Dissertation: The Impact of State Equity Standards on Leaders' Espoused Beliefs About Social Justice, Amanda Hadgraft

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Dissertation: The Challenges Facing Women Leaders in Mid-Level Positions at Urban Community Colleges, Kia L. Hardy

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Dissertation: Building Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy (ESE): How Undergraduate Students Make Meaning of Their Entrepreneurial Experiences, Amy Kurfist

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Dissertation: Sustainability of Study Abroad Programs at Rural Community Colleges, Michelle Lieberman

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Dissertation: Political Culture and Policy: The Impact of Culture and Values on School Choice Legislation, Heather Leigh Neal

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Dissertation: The Impact of Performance Funding on Community College Degree Completion, Certificate Completion, and Transfer Rate: A Difference-in-Differences Approach, Matthew J. Okerblom

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Dissertation: Punctuations in Life: Exploring the Developmental Journeys of Campus Tradition Builders, Preston Scott Reilly

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Dissertation: Who Am I Now? Teachers’ Development of Leadership Identity a Phenomenologically-Informed Qualitative Research Study, Kimberly Alicia Richardson

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Dissertation: Networkings Role in the Informal Learning of Elementary Principals, Joshua J. Ringling

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Dissertation: A Comparison of Academic Outcomes in Courses Taught with Open Educational Resources and Publisher Content, Diane N. Ryan

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Dissertation: Globalization, Culture, and Online Learning: An Exploration of the Sociocultural Perspectives of Indian Students Participating in U.S.-Based Online Courses, Mitsue S. Shiokawa

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Dissertation: Association Between Fiscal Effort Above Required Local Effort and Accreditation in Virginia Schools, Daniel C. Soderholm

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Dissertation: Teacher Hiring and Placement at the Elementary School Level: The Challenges of Implementing Strategic Human Resource Management Practices, Brittany Nicole Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Dissertation: An Exploration of Faculty and Staff Mentoring on High-Risk Community College Student Self-Efficacy, Support Systems, and Persistence, William E. Ashcraft

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Dissertation: Change in the Middle: Implementing Professional Learning Communities for Sustained Instructional Change, Johnna L. Bryd-King

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Dissertation: Research vs. Reality How School Districts Meet the Developmental Needs of School Principals, Catina Bullard-Clark

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Dissertation: The Impact of the Number of Dual Enrollment Credits on Racial Minority Students’ Completion Time at Five Virginia Community Colleges, Elizabeth Gardiner Dingess

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Dissertation: Community College Students' Deep Learning Approaches in OER Courses, Kim Ellen Grewe

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Dissertation: The Impact of Performance-Based Funding on Graduation Rates at Texas State Technical College, Adam Hutchison

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Dissertation: Predicting First-Year Mathematics Success at the Community College: Modifications on High School Grade Point Average and the Impact of High School Quality, C. Caleb Marsh

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Dissertation: Social Construction of Power in Policymaking: A Case of Cybersecurity Articulation Agreements in Virginia, Michael Paul Moore

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Dissertation: A Study of Late Registration at Four Community Colleges, Meredith Courtney Nourie-Manuele

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Course Delivery Mode and Location with Course Success for Dual Enrolled Students, Dean Morris Roughton

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Dissertation: A Workforce Development Study to Explore Current Demand for Industry-Recognized Credentials, Debra Kay Smiley

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Dissertation: School Leaders’ Conceptualizations of Teacher Care for African American Middle School Students, Violet Keene Whiteman

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Dissertation: Access with Progress: A Comparative Analysis on the Co-Requisite Model of Developmental Acceleration, Christopher Sean Wikstrom

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Dissertation: Fiscal Effort for Pre-Kindergarten Spending and Early Literacy Achievement in Virginia, Patricia S. Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation: Leader-Parent Relationships in the Early Childhood Education Context: An Exploration of Testimonial and Epistemic Justice, Shirley Eileen Adams

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Dissertation: Digital Literacy Adoption with Academic Technology: Namely Digital Information Literacy to Enhance Student Learning Outcomes, Nancy Adam-Turner

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Dissertation: Co-Enrolling Students in Math Remediation and College-Level Math in a Community College System, Peter Thomas Anderson

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Dissertation: Learning While Leading: A Multiple Case Study of Principals' Ways of Knowing, Marsha Caudill Cale

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Dissertation: Going the Extra Mile: Successful Transfer of Latino/Latina Students from Two-Year Institutions to Four-Year, Christopher S. Card

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Dissertation: International Students’ Satisfaction with Educational Service Augmenters and Their Adjustment to the U.S. Higher Education Institutions, Cong Cong

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Dissertation: Indigenous Knowledge Centers (IKC): Strong Medicine on Higher Education Campuses, Melissa Delikat

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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Impact of Early Alert on Community College Student Persistence in Virginia, Lori Jean Dwyer

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Dissertation: Student Global Mobility: An Analysis of International STEM Student Brain Drain, Margaret E. Gesing

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Dissertation: An Examination of African American Male Students’ Perceptions of Academic Success and Their Experiences at the Community College, Shashuna Jenean Gray

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Dissertation: Adjusting to Community College as an International Student in Appalachia, Deirdre T. Guyton

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Dissertation: Leadership Competency Perceptions of Rural Community College Presidents in the Coastal Southeast Region, Keith A. Harkins

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Dissertation: Examining the Relationship Between Selected Grade 3-12 Teachers’ Perceived Assessment Literacy and Their Classroom Assessment Practices, Mark E. Hudson

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Dissertation: What Do You Believe? School Leaders and an Ideology of Achievement, Andrew T. Lloyd

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Dissertation: Breaking the Silence: A Phenomenological Exploration of Secondary Traumatic Stress in U.S. College Student Affairs Professionals, Robert Jason Lynch

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Dissertation: Infusing Complex Problem-Solving and Systems Thinking in College Leadership Development Programs, Dionicia Mahler-Rogers

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Dissertation: Retaining Highly Qualified Teachers Through Leadership Support in Secondary Mathematics, Wilbur Powell

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Dissertation: Silent No More: The Formation of Academic Self-Efficacy Among Black Male Community College Students, G. Eric Styles

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Dissertation: Exploring Culturally Relevant Leadership Practices: A Qualitative Case Study of One Eastern Virginia High School, Donna Weingand

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Dissertation: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Lived Experiences and Mentoring Relationships of Black Women Student Affairs Administrators, Tiffany Shawna Wiggins

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Dissertation: The Effect of Tuition on Graduation Rate at Community Colleges, Carter Brown Youmans

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Dissertation: Baccalaureate Degree Attainment of Students Who Transfer With or Without a Transferable Associate's Degree, Janina Arrington

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Dissertation: Self-Determination Theory and the Educational Motivations of the Recently Incarcerated, Jason Edward Barr

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Dissertation: Exploring the Social Experiences of College Students Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorders: Examining Neurodiversity on Campus, Monique N. Colclough

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Dissertation: Community College Academic Advisor Experiences with the Appreciative Advising Model, Christine Damrose-Mahlmann

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Dissertation: Impact of Generation Membership on Job Satisfaction of Financial Aid Administrators, Joseph Martin Dobrota

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Exploration of First-Generation Student Experiences at a Rural Community College, Rebecca Margrete Evans

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Dissertation: An Exploration of the Identity and Career Development of African American Women in Higher Education Leadership: Does Hair Style Make a Difference?, Yasmine Osir Farley

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Dissertation: An Evaluation of Pathways to Community College Student Success in Anatomy and Physiology I, Staci Brooke Forgey

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Dissertation: The Essence of the Library at a Public Research University as Seen Through Key Constituents’ Lived Experiences, George Joseph Fowler

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Dissertation: Presidents' Perceptions of Entrepreneurial Strategies in Community Colleges: A Disruptive Innovation, James Tyler Hart

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Dissertation: The Principal's Role; Distributed Leadership, Kathryn R. Hermann

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Dissertation: Factors Affecting College Choice and Transfer: A Study of the Decision-Making Process of Student Veterans, Reginia L. Hill

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Dissertation: The Impact of High School Dual Enrollment Participation on Bachelor's Degree Attainment and Time and Cost to Degree, Thomas Earl Hughes

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Dissertation: Faculty Employment Status and Student Characteristics as Predictors of Student Success in Modularized Developmental Mathematics, Leonda Williams Keniston

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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Peninsula One-Stop Career Center in Virginia: Employment Placement and Retention for Dislocated Workers, Caroline Arielle Knight

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Dissertation: Gender Awareness Training: A Comparison of U.S. Military Units to NATO/PFP Military Units, Elizabeth Owens Lape

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Dissertation: Teachers', Educational Specialists' and School Leaders' Perceptions of the Cumulative Impact of Education Reform Mandates, Lucy Nevins Litchmore

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Dissertation: The Differences in Teacher Self- Efficacy Beliefs Among Elementary School Teachers, Christopher Litz

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Dissertation: Perceived Leadership Practices Across Two Generations of Community College Deans: “Baby Boomers” and Generation Xers”, Donna J. McCauley

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Inquiry of Leadership Competency Perceptions among Community College Leaders in South Central Appalachia, Matthew S. McGraw

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Students, Families, and Community College Administrators about Developmental Education, Justin Necessary

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Dissertation: The Perception of the Value Added from Accruing Student Debt to Earn a Degree or Graduate Certificate from a Public Institution of Higher Education: A Descriptive Study, William L. Nuckols

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Dissertation: A Preliminary Study Investigating the Factors Influencing STEM Major Selection by African American Females, Tiffany Monique Ray

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Dissertation: Online Learning and Effective Leadership: The Importance of Relationship Building and Culture, Nadine K. Rupp

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Dissertation: The Role of the School Leader in Collaboration Between Regular and Special Education Teachers, Jospeh Raymond Sciullo

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Dissertation: Traditional Student Perceptions and Experiences Contributing to Community College Persistence, Naomi Elizabeth Simpson

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Dissertation: Ethical Leadership in Today's Community Colleges: Presidents Respond to the Completion Agenda, Monica Parish Trent

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Dissertation: Perceived Transformational Teacher Leadership and Students’ Motivation, Academic Performance, and Intent to Persist in Stem Education at a Community College, Stacy Lynn Waters-Bailey

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Dissertation: The Experiences of Stakeholders in District-University Administrator Preparation Partnerships, Jacob McKinley Wilson III

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Dissertation: Experiences Affecting Associate Degree in Nursing Program Graduates’ Decisions to Pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree, David P. Bartos

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Dissertation: Socioeconomic Status and Study Abroad: Participation, Academic Performance, and Graduation, Steven Douglas Bell

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Dissertation: Resiliency of Community College Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences, Laura Elizabeth Brogden

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Dissertation: Relationships Among Student Identity Development, Sense of Community, and Academic Adjustment in Community College Distance Learners, Lorrie Coe-Meade

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Dissertation: Assessing a College Readiness Model for an Independent Residential School, Natalia Dorovskaya Collins

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Dissertation: Relationship Between State Educational Fiscal Effort and State Juvenile Incarceration Rates, Jessica McGrath Ellison

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Dissertation: Institutions of Higher Education and Cultural Heritage Tourism: A Case Study of The Crooked Road, Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, Terence Michael Gilley

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Dissertation: Educational Pathways of Teachers and the Effects on Students' Performance on High-Stakes Testing in Texas, Patrizia Antoinette Grigsby

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Dissertation: The Relationship of Three Financial Aid Appeal Interventions with Academic Progress and Student Persistence, Jeannetta Lynn Hollins

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Dissertation: The Effects of Transition Planning and Postsecondary Outcomes for Students with Disabilities in an Urban School Division, Janice James-Mitchell

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Dissertation: NATO Educational Readiness for the Millennials, John Patrick Kelley

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Dissertation: An Examination of High School Intra-District Funding in Two Virginia School Divisions, Claire R. Le Blanc

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Dissertation: Engaging Community College Students Using an Engineering Learning Community, James Maccariella Jr.

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Avid Site Team Leadership and Program Capacity: A Qualitative Case, Kellie A. Mason

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Dissertation: The Development of Self-Efficacy for Trade and Industrial Career and Technical Education Teachers, Corey McCray

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Dissertation: Exploring the Relationship Between Receipt of Counseling Services and College Students' Academic Success, Catherine Moss

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Dissertation: A Preliminary Study Investigating Motivational Factors Influencing Part-time Faculty to Seek Employment at Community Colleges, Philip Eugene Pons Jr.

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Dissertation: Two-Year and Four-Year Tertiary Education: Measuring Human Capital Effects on Economic Growth in Developing and Developed Countries with the Uzawa-Lucas Model, Darryl M. Tyndorf

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Impediments to the Advancement of Women Leaders in Community Colleges, Teresa Alley Yearout

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Dissertation: A Study of the Factors That Predict Academic Success and Retention of Student-Athletes, April A. Brecht