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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Dissertation: The Use of Counter Narratives as a Prevention and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) Communications-Based Measure: A Study of Muslim-American Undergraduate Students in Universities and Colleges in California, Mohamed Ahmed

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Dissertation: Promise, Potential, Opportunity: Successful HBCU Presidential Fundraising Strategies, Felicia D. Blow

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Dissertation: The Puente Project: Bridging the Achievement Gap for Latinx Students, Nelly Fabiola Brashear

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Dissertation: Faculty Member Experiences When Identifying and Addressing Prohibited Speech in the Classroom, Scott Jeffrey Bye

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Dissertation: Narratives from Appalachia: The Current Stories of LGBTQ Community College Students, Todd A. Cimino-Johnson

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Dissertation: Measuring Up: A Case Study of School Finance Equity Among Five Middle Schools, Christen A. Cohoon

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Dissertation: Making It to the Next Grade: How Elementary School Principals Make Sense of Grade Retention Policies for English Learners, Lynmara Colón

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Dissertation: Institutional Context Drives Mobility: A Comprehensive Analysis of How Academic and Economic Factors Relate to International Student Enrollment at United States Higher Education Institutions, Natalie Irby Cruz

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Dissertation: School Finance Equity: An Intradistrict Equity Audit, Nicole Kathryn Duplain

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Secondary Administrators: Looking at Their Experiences and Practices Supporting Science Instruction, Venicia Ferrell

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Dissertation: A Narrative Inquiry of Long-Term Learning Outcomes of Community College Education Abroad, Heidi Fischer

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Dissertation: Exploring the Incongruence Between Traditional Neo-Managerial Norms, the Science of Learning, and the Goals of Social Justice: A Phenomenological Study of Educators Lived Experiences Inside This Paradox, Donica Ouckama Hadley

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Dissertation: A Grounded Theory Qualitative Study of Assistant Principals as Instructional Leaders in the High School Setting, Mary F. Hardesty

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Dissertation: Institutionalized Perceptions of Student Behavior and the Student Conduct Paradigm Shift in Virginia’s Public Schools, Tiffany D. Hardy

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Dissertation: A Comparison of Impostor Phenomenon in Community College and Public University Students, Shanda Jenkins

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Dissertation: Culturally Responsive School Leaders: Actions, Barriers and the Impact of Critical Self-Reflection, Dawn Louise Kramer

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Dissertation: Creating Conditions for Collaboration: A Case Study on Design-Based Professional Learning, Leslie A. Lehner

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Dissertation: The Pursuit of Equitable Virtual Learning: District Leaders’ Understanding of the Influences on Designing 100% Virtual Learning Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Kathleen Wolfe Maxlow

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Dissertation: The Role of Community College Faculty in Encouraging Student Enrollment Following Dual Enrollment Participation, Kathryn Page Moore

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Dissertation: Leading Hispanic Serving Community Colleges: Latinx Faculty Perceptions about the AACC Competencies, Sanjuanita Chavira Scott

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Dissertation: Exploring the Role(S) of Community Colleges in Addressing Wicked Problems Through Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Sustainability, Samantha Bryant Steidle

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Dissertation: A Narrative Study of the Experiences that Disrupt or Terminate Entry in the Community College Presidential Pipeline for African American Women, Dana G. Stilley

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Dissertation: Investigating Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of the Virginia Computer Science Standards of Learning: A Qualitative Multiple Case Study, Valerie Sledd Taylor

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Dissertation: Micropolitical Influences on Teacher Leader Selection & Enactment, Jennifer Lynn Arthur Thomason

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Dissertation: Examining Motivation as a Mechanism for the Effects of Stereotype Threat on Stem Outcomes: A Longitudinal Mediation Analysis, Delaram A. Totonchi

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Dissertation: Principal Pipeline Development in Ghana: A Look at Komenda Edina Eguafo Abriem (KEEA) District in the Central Region, Eunice A. Turkson

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Dissertation: Adjunct Faculty Job Satisfaction: Intangible and Financial Factors Affecting the Academic Majority, Courtney Jane Obis Belmonte

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Dissertation: Neglected Cultural Outcomes That Impact Hispanic-Serving Institution Policymaking, Amanda Kate Burbage

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Dissertation: Disrupting Education: High School Principals’ Efforts to Lead Disruptive Innovation and the Influence of Isomorphic Mechanisms, Katie Cummings Catania

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Dissertation: Cultural Capital, Habitus, College Persistence and Graduation Among Black Immigrant-Origin Undergraduates: A Basic Interpretive Qualitative Study, Erica M. Richards Chew

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Dissertation: International Student Recruitment, Retention, and Transfer Efforts at Top Community Colleges Hosting International Students in the United States, Alejandra Diaz-Rangel

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Dissertation: The Association of the National Assessment of Educational Progress Scores and Variance in State Education Requirements, Patrick M. Doyle

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Dissertation: How Principals Learn to Be Technology Leaders: A Critical Incident Qualitative Study, Leon R. Edwards II

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Dissertation: Sociopolitical Crisis and the Rise of a Social Justice Superintendent in Charlottesville, Sara Lourdes Epperly

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Dissertation: District Promotion Policies for Students with Disabilities: Examining Principal Interpretation and Implementation, LaToya Exum Floyd

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Dissertation: Autism Spectrum Disorder Students: A Survey of Rural Community College Educators, Pamela Love Hanks

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Dissertation: Illuminating the Voices of Black Women Principals: A Phenomenological Qualitative Study, Crystal L. Haskins

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between the Earning of Career and Technical Industry Credentials and the Virginia Economy, Anjanette McFadden Hendricks

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Dissertation: Transformational Leadership Qualities Among Students Within Doctoral Higher Education Leadership Programs, Joshua Lee Howell

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Dissertation: Retaining Special Education Teachers: The Relationship Between School Leadership and Special Education Teacher Retention in a Low-Income School, Amanda Elizabeth Jones

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Dissertation: Chief Academic Officers and the AACC's Leadership Competencies, Josh Philip Lavorgna

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Dissertation: Student Success Coaching in Virginia Community Colleges, Angela Lawhorne

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Dissertation: The Impact of Moderate Physical Activity and Student Interaction on Retention at a Community College, Anne Leavy-Prial

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Virginia Title 1 Spending and Minority Male Graduation Rates: A Longitudinal Study, Anastacio B. Marin

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Dissertation: Creating a Culture of Informal Mentoring at Community Colleges: Conditions that Strengthen and Weaken Relationships and Students' Structural Resiliency, Sharon McMahon

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Dissertation: Internationalization: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Experiences of Faculty Who Have Led a Short-Term Educational Abroad Program, Rodin M. Ndandula

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Dissertation: Possible Self Dynamics of Community College Students Engaged in 3D Printing in Informal Environments, Lawrence Ralph Nightingale Jr.

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Dissertation: Analysis of Capital Distribution Among Ohio’s Publicly Funded Higher Education Institutions, John D. O’Brien

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Dissertation: Communities of Practice and Legitimate Peripheral Participation: Teacher Learning in Social and Situated Contexts, Ryan Patrick O’Meara

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Dissertation: A Multiple Case Study Investigating Principles of Design and Implementation of Operational Safety Plans for Crises at Colleges, Universities, and Affiliated Institutions, Antonio Passaro, Jr.

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Dissertation: The Role of the School Administrator in Implementing Communities of Practice to Build Organizational Capacity, Kara L. Plank

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Dissertation: The Effects of Self-Regulated Learning Training on Teachers’ Self-Regulated Learning, Self-Efficacy for Teaching, and Perceived Instructional Effectiveness in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Environments, Melissa Quackenbush

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Dissertation: Virginia Standards of Accreditation: A Case Study Of Sensemaking and Policy Implementation in a School District, Shana Nicole Remian

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Dissertation: Quasi-School Leaders: The Lived Experiences of High School Counseling Directors and Their Role In Schools, Andrea Cherice Simon

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Dissertation: Policymakers' Decision-Making: A Critical Policy Analysis on Performance-Based Funding, Laura Rose Inez Soulsby

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Dissertation: Exploring the Professional Learning Experiences of Adjunct Faculty in an Educational Leadership Preparation Program, Karen M. Swann

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Dissertation: Community College Faculty and Administrators' Perceptions of Civic Engagement in General Education, Eric Thomas Vanover

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Dissertation: Property, Wealth, Race, and Power: An Introduction to Critical Resource Theory, Andrew Whitfield

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Dissertation: Trust Issues: A Case Study of the Relationship Between Trust and Reform Implementation, Courtney R. Wilson

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: The Business of Choice: Why Students Select For-Profit Career Colleges in Northeast Florida and the Implications for Community College Leaders, Tameiko Allen Grant

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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: From Developmental Education to Transfer and Bachelor’s Degree Attainment: A Study of Community College Students’ Long-Term Outcomes, Kathryn Mahaffey Harvey

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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: A Delphi Study: Retention of Women in Leadership Positions in Stem Disciplines, Kimberly T. Luthi

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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: Equity Issues in Dual Enrollment Programs: Exploring African American Community College Students’ Perceptions of Dual Enrollment, Kristen Wagner Rarig

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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: Community College Presidents' Perspectives on Campus Safety, Chad Christopher Sartini

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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

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Dissertation: Strengthening Wellness for Food Insecure Students: Altruism, Spirituality, and Academic Performance, Bridget Weikel

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