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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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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

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Dissertation: Educational Policy Decisions Effect Upon Same-Gender Public Education, Richard Gerard Catoire

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Dissertation: A Correlational Study Examining the Relationship Between State Fiscal Effort and High School Graduation Rates, Kelli Marie Cedo

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Dissertation: Entry-Level Cognitive Mathematics Skill and First-Semester Mathematics Performance as Correlates of Fall-to-Fall Retention of Community College Students, Stephen Tyler Corbin

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Dissertation: Preparing School Leaders to Advocate for Social Justice: A Case Analysis of Social Justice Tenets in a Leadership Preparation Program, Jessica Costa

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Dissertation: Student Conduct Administrator Knowledge of the Statistical Reporting Obligations of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Michael Matthew DeBowes

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Dissertation: Impediments to Serving Students with Learning Disabilities in a Rural Community College Setting: The Administrative Perspective, Seth Gent

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Dissertation: Leadership Preparation: A Phenomenological Study of a District–University Partnership, Raymond Lamont Haynes

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Dissertation: Helicopter Parents of Community College Students: How Community College Professionals Operationally Define and Address This Phenomenon, Helen C. Hightower

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Dissertation: The Effect of Delayed Enrollment, Regional Wealth, and First-Generation Status on Community College Student Success, Sunita Etwaroo Hines

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Dissertation: Relationship Between Virginia's Fiscal Effort and Public School Graduation Rates, Bryce Ryan Johnson

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Dissertation: The Effect of Mentoring on the Academic Success of College Sophomores, John C. Lee

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Dissertation: Educational Investment Makes Financial Sense: A Longitudinal Study Investigating the Effect of Fiscal Effort on Personal Income, Mark Loiterman

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Dissertation: Community College Vice Presidents' Perceptions of Academic Partnerships, Gloria Jean Savage-Early

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Dissertation: Impact of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill: An Examination of Retention of First Year Students in the Hampton Roads Area, Kim B. Sibson

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Dissertation: Persistence of General Educational Development and Advanced Diploma Recipients at a Southeastern Public Community College, Ann Underwood Smith

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Exploration of First-Generation Student Experiences at a Large Diverse Research Institution, Donald Michael Stansberry

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Dissertation: Community College Students with Psychological Disorders and Their Perceptions of Online Learning, Gretchen Winifred Langford Warren

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Dissertation: Discovering Career Self-Efficacy Among Rural Community College Students, Tameka Mierelle Womack

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Living Arrangement, Academic Performance, and Engagement Among First-Year College Students, Denise Shata Balfour

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Dissertation: The Effects of Self-Regulated Learning on Community College Students' Metacognition and Achievement in Developmental Math Courses, Karen D. Y. Campbell

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Dissertation: Teacher Beliefs, Teacher Concerns, and School Leadership Support as Influences on School Readiness for Implementing a Research-Based Reform Model, Elizabeth Hoag Carhart

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Dissertation: Community College Presidents' Perspectives of Dichotomous Events: The Consequences of the Great Recession & Coincidental Increased Enrollment, Corey W. Carlson

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Local Wealth and Dual Enrollment Participation in Virginia's Community Colleges: Rural, Urban, and Suburban Patterns and Subsequent Postsecondary Enrollment Status, Ellen Richardson Davenport

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Dissertation: Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials: The Attitudes of Three Generations Toward Their Higher Education Objectives in Georgia Community Colleges, Jodi Fissel

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Dissertation: An Examination of the Predictive Relationship Between Mode of Instruction and Student Success in Introductory Biology, Lynette Kathleen Hauser

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Dissertation: Student Retention in BSN Programs, Katherine Pittman Hensley

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Dissertation: A Comparative Analysis of Fraternal Chapter Director Education Programs and Current Issues Related to Undergraduate Students, Brian-Patrick Kurisky

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Dissertation: Not a Hearing Loss, a Deaf Gain: Power, Self-Naming, and the Deaf Community, David J. Thomas

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Dissertation: Late Registration and Student Success in On-Campus and Online Classes, Patrick Tompkins

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Dissertation: Teacher Leadership: Emergent Leadership in a Complex System Functioning as a Professional Learning Community, Andrea Lorene Voshell

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Dissertation: Student Perceptions of Online Course Quality: A Comparison By Academic Discipline, Brian Riley Wilcox

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of Women in Leadership and Community at Old Dominion University From 1970 to 1990, Ann E. Wendle Barnes

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Dissertation: The Experiences of Women in a U.S. Department of Education School Leadership Preparation Cohort Program: A Case Study, Darra KaTrina Belle

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Dissertation: The Impact of Teacher Licensure Programs on Minority Student Achievement, Rose S. Duke

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Dissertation: Green Student Centers' Influence on the Campus Environment, Krista L. Harrell

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Dissertation: Adult Learner Graduation Rates at Four U.S. Community Colleges By Prior Learning Assessment Status and Method, Milan S. Hayward

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Dissertation: The Use of Non-Cognitives and Learning Strategies as a Predictor for Completion of Developmental Mathematics at a Community College, Megan Healy

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Dissertation: The Impact of State Fiscal Effort on Student Achievement Measured By Math Scores From the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), Lorena LeeAnn Kelly

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Dissertation: From Homeschool to the Community College: A Multiple Case Study, Benjamin G. Kramer

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Dissertation: General Education Requirements in a Community College Baccalaureate RN-to-BSN Program, Jason Bentley Krupp

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Dissertation: The Impact of Service-Learning on General Education Outcomes at a Community College in Virginia, Sonya Lisette Landas

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Dissertation: The Socialization of Bullying Through Community College Nursing Education: A Multiple Case Study, Margaret M. O'Conner Machon

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Dissertation: Overcoming Barriers: How Community College Faculty Successfully Overcome Barriers to Participation in Distance Education, Matthew Meyer

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Dissertation: Transition From High School to Associate Degree Nursing Education: A Qualitative Study, Kathy Jessee Mitchell

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between State Fiscal Effort and State Graduation Rates: A Longitudinal Study, Melissa Christine Morris

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Dissertation: An Investigation Into Building Level Leadership That Promotes Professional Learning Communities, James Michael Pohl

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Dissertation: Gender Performativity in the Community College: A Case Study of Female Backline Classified Staff, Samantha Rose Powers

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Dissertation: The Influence of Enrollment Management Transition Strategies on College Student Success, Lisa Duncan Raines

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Dissertation: An Examination of Alcohol Expectations and Social Desirability in Fraternity Members on American College Campuses, Pietro A. Sasso

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Dissertation: Utilizing a Web-Based Career Development Workshop to Address Career Decision-Making Difficulty Among Community College Distance Learners, Johanna Michele Brown

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Dissertation: Attitudes of and Behaviors Towards Academic Integrity Between Community College Students Who Enroll in Online Courses Versus Traditional Courses, Kristine Marie Christensen

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Dissertation: An Ex Post Facto Study of First-Year Student Orientation as an Indicator of Student Success at a Community College, Amanda Ellis-O'Quinn

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Dissertation: Faculty and Student Perceptions of Students' Sense of Community in Online Courses, William C. Fiege

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Dissertation: A Principal's Perceptions of Character Education in a Rural Public School, Sandra H. Harrison

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Dissertation: A Study of Two Generations of Culturally Diverse Community College Students Views on Leader Attributes in Self and Others, Paula Jeanine Hodkowski

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Dissertation: A Cultural Approach to Understanding Professional Experiences of Foreign-Born Faculty in U.S. Educational Leadership Preparation Programs, Iryna M. Khrabrova

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Dissertation: Predicting Student Success in Passing the Exit Exam for Writing Proficiency, Cheryl Ann Latko

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Dissertation: Certification of Financial Aid Administrators, Stacey A. Peterson

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Dissertation: Community College Student Learning in Phlebotomy Preceptor-Led Clinical Internship, Susan E. Phelan

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Dissertation: Education and Economy: The Impact of Investment in Human Capital Through Education on Unemployment, Zafer Pirim

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Dissertation: Persistence to an Associate of Applied Science Registered Nurse Degree: The Impact of Placing Into Developmental Education Courses on Student Success, Caroline Clark Rivera

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Dissertation: Student Achievement as an Investment in Human Capital: Using Longitudinal Patterns of Per Pupil Instructional and Capital Expenditures, Socioeconomic Status, and Past Performance in Predicting Student Achievement, Charles Anthony Roberts

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Dissertation: Exploring the Impact of Classified Staff Interactions on the Student Experience: A Multiple Case Study Approach, Mary Ann Schmitt

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Dissertation: Community College Student Persistence: A Focus on Occupational and Academic Clubs, Catherine Jean Songer

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Dissertation: The Factors That Are Related to Native American Community College Students' Intent to Persist, Garnet Laureen Williams

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Dissertation: Ethically Speaking: Academic Librarians' Perceptions of Information Privacy, Intellectual Freedom, and the USA PATRIOT Act, Alicia Carol Willson-Metzger

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Dissertation: Financial Aid as Retention Predictor: The Relationship of Financial Aid to Retention at a Virginia Community College, Eunice Rohrer Wine

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Dissertation: Persistence of Community College Transfer Students in a Private Liberal Arts University Nursing Program, Rita M. Amerio

Dissertation: Cultural Intelligence: An Examination of Predictive Relationships in a Study Abroad Population, Bryan James Banning

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Dissertation: Critical Components of Community College Enrollment Management Planning, Karen Hart Bucher

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Dissertation: The Attraction of Adjunct Faculty to Rural Community Colleges, Hara Dracon Charlier

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Dissertation: Noncognitive Predictors of Academic Performance and Persistence in Horizontal and Vertical Transfer Students By Academic Level, Christopher A. Davis

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Dissertation: A Utilization-Focused Evaluation of a Community College Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Program, Gordon Edenfield

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Dissertation: Implementer Perceptions of Washington State's Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) Program, Robert W. Fox

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Dissertation: College Student Adjustment and Health Behaviors, Lisa Anne Hall

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Dissertation: Internationalization Efforts in United States Community Colleges: A Comparative Analysis of Urban, Suburban, and Rural Institutions, Natalie Jean Harder

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Dissertation: Exploring Entrepreneurialism in Community Colleges in the Appalachian Region, Sharon Lynn Hatfield

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Virginia Community College System Faculty and Administrators on the Purposes for and Composition of a Comprehensive Evaluation System for Teaching Faculty Members, William H. Hightower Jr.

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Dissertation: Academic Engagement: The Impact of Personal, Cultural, and School Factors on African American Student Academic Effort, Ruth Alisha Jenkins Hill

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Dissertation: Adjunct Faculty Organizational Sense of Belonging and Affective Organizational Commitment, Constance L. Merriman

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Dissertation: Student Perceptions of Campus Safety Within the Virginia Community College System, Robert Chad Patton

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Dissertation: The Utilization of a Computer Assisted Guidance System in Academic Advising, Charles Van Vleck Pfautz

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Dissertation: Examining the Impact of Leadership Style and School Climate on Student Achievement, Tina Robinson

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Dissertation: The Administration of Community College Blogs: Considering Control and Adaptability in Loosely Coupled Systems, Troy A. Swanson

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Dissertation: Moderator Effect of Financial Aid on Predictors of Community College Graduation Rate, Richard Wilt

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Dissertation: English Language Proficiency and Academic Achievement of International Students: A Meta-Analysis, Rachawan Wongtrirat

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Dissertation: Female Ph.D. Completion: How Field of Study Moderates the Predictive Relationships Between Social and Academic Interactions With Faculty, Research Productivity and Degree Completion, Miki Yoshimura

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

Dissertation: Examining the Community and Two-Year Technical College Presidency: Vice President and Chief Officer Perceptions of Challenges, Changes, and Aspirations, Juliet Jefferson Brown

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Dissertation: The Philanthropic Motivations of Community College Donors: A Study of the Educational Foundation of a Mid-Sized, Multi-Campus Community College in Virginia, Linnie Smith Carter

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Dissertation: Changing Diversity in U.S. Schools: The Impact on Elementary Student Performance and Achievement, Jennifer Karyn Clayton

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Dissertation: Leadership Development Programs in Two-Year Colleges: Critical Components, Delivery Methods, and the Role of Distance Learning Technology, Mary Clare DiGiacomo

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Dissertation: A School Leadership Perspective on Cultural Competencies and Self-Regulation in a Government-Funded Preschool Setting, Anita B. James

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Dissertation: Emerging Workforce Trends and Issues Impacting the Virginia Community College System, Mary Greer Landon

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Dissertation: The Impact of Participation or Non-Participation in the Academic Excellence Commitment Area of the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program on the Academic Progress and Graduation Success Rates of Division I Football Teams, Melanie Miller

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Dissertation: The Impact of On-Line Training on College Faculty Attitudes and Knowledge of Students with Disabilities, Wayne M. Pollock

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Dissertation: Institutional Factors Supporting the Enrollment and Persistence of African-American Males in Virginia Community Colleges, Alfred A. Roberts