This collection features dissertations from doctoral students at the William & Mary School of Education.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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An Evaluation Of A Global Business Minor Program On The Intercultural Competence And Professional Development Of Students And Faculty, Dawn Marie Edmiston-Strasser

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An Examination Of Benefit And Equity In Community-University Service Learning Partnerships, Mary Jo Callan

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An Exploration Of Gender-Specific Instructional Practices In A Single-Sex High School, John Fredrick DeVault

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A Program Evaluation Of A Secondary Peer Tutoring Program, Charles Caldwell Watson

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A Program Evaluation Of The Implementation Of School Improvement Policies Of The Every Student Succeeds Act In A Rural School District In Virginia, Craig B. Reed

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A Program Evaluation Of The Reading Mastery Initiative In A Rural Primary School, Michael J. Daddario

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Critical Consciousness Involving Worldview Inequities Among Undergraduate Students, Amanda Armstrong

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Exploring The Interaction Between Appreciative Inquiry And Student Academic Optimism: An Action Research Study, Gwendolyn Baugh Ashworth

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Gay Identity In Emerging Adulthood: Testing The Interaction Between Relational Satisfaction, Outness, And Gay Identity, Jeremy R. Goshorn

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Investigating Facilitation Strategies And Engagement In Correctional Mindfulness Programs: A Grounded Theory, Alexander Joseph Seth Hilert

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Lgbtq Student Experiences On Historically Black College And University Campuses, Kirstin Byrd

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Mental Health Professsionals: Attitudes Toward Sex Offenders And Moral Development, Benjamin Sean Newman

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Principal Support: Its Impact On Job Satisfaction And Early Career Teachers' Decisions To Remain In Teaching, Tracey Daws Crews

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Principal Support: Its Impact On Job Satisfaction And Early Career Teachers' Decisions To Remain In Teaching, Try K. Diggs

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Principal Support: Its Impact On Job Satisfaction And Early Career Teachers' Decisions To Remain In Teaching, Thomas Cornell Fisher

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Principal Support: Its Impact On Job Satisfaction And Early Career Teachers' Decisions To Remain In Teaching, Michael Anthony Lewis

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Principal Support: Its Impact On Job Satisfaction And Early Career Teachers' Decisions To Remain In Teaching, John D. Pace

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Taking A Strengths-Based Approach To School Improvement In A Rural Elementary School, Edward M. Van Dyke

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Teacher Conceptualization And Implementation Of Differentiated Instruction In The Elementary Reading Classroom, Kimberly Yulyn Davis

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Teacher Conceptualization And Implementation Of Differentiated Instruction In The Elementary Reading Classroom, Felicia Kristina Joseph

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Teacher Conceptualization And Implementation Of Differentiated Instruction In The Elementary Reading Classroom, Concepcion Cepero Santana

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Teacher Leadership: A District's Human Capital Investment Approach For Elevating Professional Learning, Carmen Silvia Concepcion

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Teacher Leadership: A District's Human Capital Investment Approach For Elevating Professional Learning, Tricia M. Fernandez

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Teacher Leadership: A District's Human Capital Investment Approach For Elevating Professional Learning, Alexandra Martillo Goldfarb

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Teacher Leadership: A District's Human Capital Investment Approach For Elevating Professional Learning, Milagros Gonzalez

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Teacher Perceptions Of Professional Development Practices And Their Influence On Self-Efficacy: An Action Research Study, Jennifer McSweeney

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Teacher Perceptions Of The Virginia Evaluation Process: A Program Evaluation Of Northshore High School's Teacher Evaluation Process, Douglas Fulton

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The Impact of High School Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (Stem) Magnet Program on the Academic Performance of Students, Gilberto D. Bonce

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The Impact of High School Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (Stem) Magnet Programs on the Academic Performance of Students, Evonne S. Alvarez

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The Impact of High School Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (Stem) Magnet Programs on the Academic Performance of Students, Melanie Eileen Megias

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The Impact of High School Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (Stem) Magnet Programs on the Academic Performance of Students, Eric Acosta

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The Impact of High School Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics (Stem) Magnet Programs on the Academic Performance of Students, Guillermo Alejandro Munoz

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The Impact Of The Balanced Literacy Approach In Reading Instruction On Student Reading Motivation And Reading Competence, Jami Beth Clements

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The Longitudinal Impact Of Moral Injury On Combat Soldiers: A Narrative Inquiry Study, David Gosling

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The Relationship Between Instructional Delivery And Student Engagement In Selected Classrooms: A Cross Case Analysis, Yanelys Canales

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The Relationship Between Instructional Delivery And Student Engagement In Selected Classrooms: A Cross-Case Analysis, Yesenia M. Aponte

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The Relationship Between Instructional Delivery And Student Engagement In Selected Classrooms: A Cross-Case Analysis, Mayte Maria Dovale

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The Relationship Between Instrutional Delivery And Student Engagement In Selected Classrooms: A Cross-Case Analysis, Bisleixis Tejeiro

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Transfer Student Faculty Academic Advising: Understanding Student Perspectives, Ashleigh Everhardt Queen

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U.s. High School Counselors' Experiences Of Gatekeeping With Underrepresented Students In The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Nancy M. Chae

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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A Community of Practice for School Leaders: Its Impact on their Perceptions of Collaborative Practice, Levels of Trust, Self-Awareness, and Self-Efficacy, Richard Michael Smith

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An Action Research Study: Inclusive Culture Formation in a New High School, David Wayne Parrish

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An Evaluation of an Online High School Summer Credit Recovery Program to Maintain Virginia On-Time Graduation, Melissa Luanne Bentley

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An Evaluation of Evidenced-Based Practice in a Separate Day School for Students with Emotional Disabilities, Sara Pritchard-Mitchell

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An Evaluation of Teacher Perceptions of the Effectiveness of the Professional Development Provided through a School-Based Mental Health Program, Nyah Donnielle Hamlett

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A Phenomenological Study of Student Engagement in an Urban K-8 School, David Joseph Gesualdi

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A Program Evaluation of Gameday the DIII Way, Erin Beth Wojtkun

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A Program Evaluation of Middle School Science Teachers’ Perceptions and Instructional Practices with the Next Generation Science Standards: Science and Engineering Practices, Antoinette Marie Glenn

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A Program Evaluation of Student and Teacher Perceptions of an Online Edgenuity High School Course Program in an Urban High School, Titinesha Llewellyn

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A Program Evaluation of the Reading Mastery Initiative in a Rural Primary School, Michael J. Daddario

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A Study of Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of the Impact of Feedback on Teacher Instructional Practices in Reading, Tiffany LaShawn Chatman

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Being Myself in School: A Phenomenological Investigation of Historically Underrepresented High Ability Middle School Students, Melanie Joy Lichtenstein

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Connecting Access and Efficiency: Community College Course-Taking Patterns That Predict Vertical Transfer, LaVerne Wingate Ellerbe

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Engaging Teachers to Improve Administrator Support in an Urban Middle School: an Action Research Study, Barbara R. Kimzey

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Examining Persistence: the Influence of Joining of Pan-Hellenic Black Greek Letter Organizations on African-American Male Students Attending Predominantly White Institutions, Charles R. Smith, Jr.

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Giant Steps: Toward a Developmental Trajectory of Creative Talent as a Jazz Improviser, Anthony Michael Washington

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Leaders of Graduate Education at U.S. Doctoral Universities: Their Perceptions and Experiences Leading the Graduate Schools, Yi Hao

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Making a Case for using Effective Reading Programs: A Program Evaluation of Wilson Fundations, Charles Garrett Chalfant

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Mental Health Professsionals: Attitudes Toward Sex Offenders and Moral Development, Benjamin Sean Newman

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Student Interactions, Connectedness, and Retention in an Online MBA Program: An Exploratory Study, Karen G. Conner

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Teacher Perceptions of Professional Development Practices and Their Influence on Self-Efficacy: An Action Research Study, Jennifer McSweeney

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Teacher Perceptions of the Virginia Evaluation Process: A Program Evaluation of Northshore High School’s Teacher Evaluation Process, Douglas Fulton

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Teaching Along the Way: an Ethnographic Study of Faculty Growth and Sensemaking on the Camino De Santiago, Benjamin Boone

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The Impact of the Balanced Literacy Approach in Reading Instruction on Student Reading Motivation and Reading Competence, Jami Beth Clements

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The Impact of Undergraduate Student Involvement in Creating Engaged Alumni, Katherine Elizabeth Winstead Reichner

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The Influence of Family Functioning on Social Competence, Social Support, and Mental Health Among College Students, Sean Newhart

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The Influences on K-2 Teachers' Approaches Towards Assessment and Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Leah K. Shy

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The Lived Experiences of Poor And Working-Class Students at a Wealthy University, Dane A. Pascoe

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Unfolding the Logic of a 21St Century Learning Center: Program Evaluation, Monica Rene Manns

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When a Man Loves a Woman: The Lived Experiences of Male Sober Partners in Romantic Relationships with Women Who Struggle with Addiction, Katharine Rose Sperandio

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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A Case Study of the Dynamics of Trust in a Reconstituted Urban Middle School, LaMarr Moses

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An exploratory study of leadership, literacy assessments and acceleration for closing the reading achievement gap by third grade, Laura Frances Estes

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A Phenomenological Investigation of the Lived Experiences of Female African American Undergraduate Stem Students at an Elite Predominantly White Institution, Reginald O. Johns

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Applicable Outcomes: A Program Evaluation of the Investigations Math Program, Sean Marco Hamer

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A Program Evaluation of an After-School Reading Intervention Program in a Small Urban Elementary School, Erin Kershner

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A Program Evaluation of A Technology Based Formative Assessment for Algebra Readiness, Cassandra Harris

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A Program Evaluation of the Behavioral Intervention Component of the Virginia Tiered Systems of Support in Three Middle Schools, Anna Weigel Thomas

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A Program Evaluation of the One-To-One Chromebook Initiative in a Rural School District in Virginia, Juvenal Enrique Abrego-Meneses

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A State-Level Superintendent Evaluation Policy Analysis, Tracey L. Schneider

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Critical and Creative Thinking in General Education: A Descriptive Case Study, Nicholas Richard Marsella

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Distinguished, Endowed, and Underrepresented: A Phenomenological Exploration of Talent Development among Expert Black Scholars in Education, Keisha Baylor

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Education Reform as Moral Disengagement: the Racist Subtext of the State Takeover of Little Rock School District, Davis Clement

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Exploring Kindergarten Teachers' Self-Perceptions of Writing Instruction: An Appreciative Phenomenological Approach, Elizabeth Auguste

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Factors that Contribute to and Mediate Master’S Level Counseling Students’ Interest in Working with Older Adults, Nathaniel Jacob Wagner

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Factors that Contribute to Motivation and Burnout among Teachers of Students with Emotional Behavioral Disorders, Adam Joseph Brown

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First -Generation Hindu Indian-American Undergraduates’ Grief After Death of Grandparent(S) in India, Ramya Avadhanam

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Knowledge and Experiences with Dropout Prevention Strategies of Virginia Secondary Administrators, School Counselors, and Graduation Coaches, Cathy Bacote

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Knowledge, Perceptions, and Beliefs of Elementary Principals Regarding Whole-Grade Acceleration for Gifted Students, Allison A. Sheppard

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Posttraumatic Growth of Young Adults Who Experienced A Parental Death during Adolescence: An Eriksonian Developmental Perspective, Victor Tuazon

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Principal Support and Academic Optimism in Urban High Schools, Todd Edward Perelli

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Project Based Learning to Promote 21St Century Skills: An Action Research Study, Jason Michael Allison

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Promoting Student Success: A Program Evaluation of A Ninth Grade Transition Program, Micah Lonae Smith

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Rural Students’ Experiences at Selective Four-Year Colleges: Pathways to Persistence and Success, Amy Sikes

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Salud Mental: The Conceptualization and Experiences of Mental Health among Undocumented Mexican Immigrants, Edith Gonzalez

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Teacher Perceptions of the Implementation Processes of the Imagine Learning Program in Title I Elementary Schools, Brigitt Angelica McGuinness

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The Actions Institutional Agents Take to Support First-Generation Latino College Students at A Catholic Hispanic-Serving Institution: An Embedded Case Study, Diana Marie Hernández

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The Duality of Dual Enrollment: How The Relationship between Student Demographics, Academic Metrics, and College Enrollment Adds Up, Tiffany Noel Ferrari

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The Magnificent Seven: a Narrative Analysis of Suppressed Discourses in Psychiatric Diagnoses, Clayton Vance Martin

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The Serving Supervisor: Supervisor Servant Leadership as a Protective Factor for Counseling Residents’ Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress, Colleen Grunhaus

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The Transitional Generation: Faculty Sensemaking of Higher Education Reform in Ecuador, Mary Amanda Johnson