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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Opportunities in the Lived Experiences of Successful High-Ability International Doctoral Students at a Selective U.S. Higher Education Institution, Nataliya Dudnytska

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Psychological Capital: An Internal Resource for Counseling Students Coping with Academic and Clinical Stress, Abbas Javaheri

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Relationship between College Student Identity Development and Readiness for Change, Pamela Jo Kayanan

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Standing at The Crossroads: The Intersection of Sexual, Racial/ethnic, and Spiritual/religious Identities in African American Men Who have Sex with Men, Brian Allen Kooyman

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Teacher Perceptions of Teacher Performance Pay and Performance Evaluation in Yunnan Province, China, Yi Hua

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Teacher Perspectives of Whole Brain Teaching in A Suburban Middle School: A Program Evaluation, Wendy VanHosen

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Teacher Self-Efficacy and Implicit Theories of Intelligence: Implications for Novice Teacher Retention, Linda E. Feldstein

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The Impact of Professional Development on Reading Achievement and Teacher Efficacy in Delivering Small Group Reading Instruction, Sarah McGrady Schmidt

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The Implementation of A Principal Mentoring Program and the Corresponding Impact on Leadership Practice, Paula Massey Huffman

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The Influence of a theory based U.S. History curriculum on Student Content Knowledge, Student Historical Interpretation Skills, and Student Self Efficacy for Historical Inquiry, Sherry Joiner Harrell

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Toward Culturally Responsive Online Pedagogy: Practices of Selected Secondary Online Teachers, April Lawrence

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Toward Efficacy: Examining The Reported Impact of Quality Enhancement Plans on Student Learning in Postsecondary Contexts, Madeline Joy Smith

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Understanding the Lived Experiences of Low-Income Pell Grant Undergraduate Students at a Most Competitive College, Michael Harold Postma

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Validation of an Instrument for Assessing Conceptual Change with Respect to The Theory of Evolution By Secondary Biology Students, Kevin David Goff

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Virginia Principals' Knowledge of Classroom Assessment and Support of Assessment for Learning Practices, Rachel Previs Ball

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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A Comparative Case Study of the Role of the School District in Influencing School Improvement: Supporting and Turning Around Low-Performing Schools, Christopher J. Kelly

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An Investigation of School Counselor Understanding and Response to Help Seeking among Second Generation Asian American Students in the Us Public School System, Sharon Chung

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A Phenomenological Investigation of Women's Learning Experiences in Counselor Education, Lindsay Pennell Meyers

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A Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of High School Counselors involved in Determining Serious and Foreseeable Harm in Cases of Student Substance Abuse, Kathryn Goss Atanasov

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A Program Evaluation of Teacher Perceptions on the Fidelity of Implementation of Professional Learning Communities., Elondra D. Napper

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A Study of the Degree to Which School Districts in Virginia Include Legal or Illegal Inquiries on Employment Application Forms for Teachers, Rodney Jamel Brown

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Beyond The Campus Tour: College Choice and the Campus Visit, Justine Rebecca Okerson

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Chronic Sorrow in Family Members of Addicts: An Investigation of Partners of Addicts and Divorcees to Explore Chronic Sorrow as a Theoretical Understanding of the Experiences of Family Members of Addicts, Victoria Grace McLaughlin

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College Athletes’ Reflective Judgment: A Moderator between Sport and Sociocultural Pressures, Body Ideal Internalization, and Body Dissatisfaction, Catie A. Greene

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College, Interrupted: A Case Study of the Mental Health Leave Process, Rachel L. McDonald-Schneider

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Community of Practice: Evaluation of A Collaboration Program in An Educational Setting, Denise Citarelli Jones

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Comprehensive Internationalization: Examining The What, Why, and How at Community Colleges, Debra-Ann C. Butler

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Developing Global Competency Skills in Grades 9-12: Implications for School Leadership, Bettina Staudt

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Different Faces in Our Classrooms: Teachers' Cultural Perspectives of Heterogeneous School Environments, Paige Hendricks

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Emerging from Resistance: The Origins of the Virginia Technical College System, Richard Allen Hodges

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Experience, Time, and Opportunity: An Exploratory Case Study Regarding The Artistic Journeys of Middle School Adolescents and their Perceptions of the Influence of Environmental Factors on The Development of their Visual Art Talent in Rural Montana Communities, Gayle B. Roege

Framing The Degree: An Autoethnography of Trauma in the Graduate Student Experience, Kristen Tarantino

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High Achieving English Language Learners: The Schooling Experiences of Former Ell Students Enrolled in Advanced High School Courses, Anthony Vladu

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Inner City African American Female Adolescents:investigating Percpetions of Womanhood and Aggressive Behavior, Deneen Miller

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Making Meaning with Multimedia in Secondary English Language Arts: A Multiple Case Study, Kerrigan Rose Mahoney

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New Teacher Induction: A Program Evaluation, Warren Hunter

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Personality Predictors of Academic Achievement in Gifted Students: Mediation By Socio-Cognitive and Motivational Variables, Sakhavat Mammadov

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Reducing Disproportional Discipline Referrals for African American Male Students at The Elementary Level, Kelly-Robin St. John MacPherson

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School Counselor Involvement in Partnerships with Families of Color: A Social Cognitive Perspective, Pamela Nadine Harris

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Seeing The Paradigm: Education Professionals' Advocacy for The Gifted Student with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Patricia Costis

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Teacher and Principal Perceptions of A New Evaluation Program for Teachers, Ruth Shannon Finnegan

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Teachers' Perceptions of Contextual Influences on Instructional Decision-Making Regarding The Use of Educational Technology in Secondary Social Studies, Adam P. Barger

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The Effectiveness of the Achievable Dream Parent Involvement Program, Lee Vreeland

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The Impact of the Social, Academic, and Moral Development Programs of an Achievable Dream on Students during their College and University Experience, Amy Lawrence Runge

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The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Dependent Children a policy alignment analysis in three Virginia school divisions., Jill Gaitens

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The Relationship among Teacher Job Satisfaction, Trust in the Principal, and Principal Support, Natalie Elizabeth Lytle

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Urban Teachers' Perceptions of the Implementation of the Virginia Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers, Bernadette Y. Smith

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Voiceless in Medical School: Students with Physical Disabilities, Michael J. Donlan

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Williams Hierarchical Integrated Model Measurement: Assessment Design, Construction, and Initial Validation, Amy Elizabeth Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Academic optimism, organizational citizenship behavior, and principal support: An examination of factors effecting teacher agency in elementary schools., Maria Terese Krug

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A Value-Added Study of Math Teacher Effectiveness: A Comparative Analysis of Principal Evaluations, Self-efficacy Ratings, and Classroom Observations, Shannon Schmidt Butler

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Beating the Odds: Towards Understanding How Principal Leadership Practices in High Schools Support School Completion for African American Males with Learning and Emotional Disabilities, Elaine Butler Gould

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Building a consensus on the professional dispositions of counseling students: A content analysis on counseling student retention policies, Jeffrey Kyle Christensen

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Chancellor's College success coach initiative: A formative program evaluation of the Virginia Community College system's initiative from the success coaches' perspective, Marcia C. Strange

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Culture Clash: A case study of the issues that non-traditional college presidents face in adjusting to academic culture, Sean Michael Heuvel

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Effects of virtual conversations on international, students' intercultural communicative competence, Jingzhu Zhang

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Mission us and historical empathy: A qualitative case study of sixth-grade students' experiences, James Richard Maxlow

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Students' self-determined motivation, emotional intelligence and academic persistence: An examination of second year students at a public and a private historically black university, Evanda Shentelle Watts-Martinez

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The language of leadership a feminist poststructural discourse analysis of inaugural addresses by presidents of high profile research universities, Tehmina Khwaja

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The relationship between student infractions and social emotional competence: A program evaluation of Responsive Classroom(RTM), Bloodine Barthelus

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To experience something greater than myself: An exploratory case study of the impact of a faculty-led short-term study abroad on college student identity, E. Ashleigh Schuller Lee

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Understanding the lived experiences of students in a comprehensive four-year undergraduate leadership development program, Jessica Walker Hench

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Women in the Trenches: Barriers to Female Staff's Advancement in Higher Education, Carla A. Costello

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A descriptive case study of appreciative inquiry as an approach to strategic planning for special education in a public school, Paul L. Ruhlman Jr.

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An analysis of state and local alignment of teacher evaluation in Maryland, Serene N. Peterson

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An evaluation of Project iRead: A program created to improve sight word recognition, Theresa Meade Marshall

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An exploration of compliance predictors of the institutional effectiveness requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges' baccalaureate instittutions between 2008 and 2012, Benjamin Ninjo Djeukeng

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A program evaluation of a leadership academy for school principals, Kristi E. Wagner

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Assessing the Effects of Workplace Aggression and Normative Unethical Behaviors on Counselors' Perceptions of Ethicality using an Integrative Understanding of Morality, Eleni Maria Honderich

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Beyond academic preparation: Anticipatory socialization, values, and the experiences of undergraduate male African American engineering students, Jacob David Joseph

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Building professionals: The intersection of professional learning communities and trust., Patrick McClintock-Comeaux

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Choosing mental health: An investigation of the relationship between college student help seeking and self-authorship, Kendra A. Surmitis

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Curricular pathways to Algebra I in eighth grade, Melinda Rose Griffin

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Drivin' trucks, huntin' bucks, and reading Aristotle?: The rural student's college choice dilemma, Rachel Mayes Strawn

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Evaluating a School-Based Day Treatment Program for Students with Challenging Behaviors, Antoine Lewis Hickman

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Examining the development of self-authorship among student veterans, Sharon L. M. Stone

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Females and STEM: Determining the K-12 experiences that influenced women to pursue STEM fields, Anne Marie Petersen

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Fostering parental engagement in a rural Title I elementary school, Joyce R. McDowell

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Investigating the relationships among primary teachers' math profile, math teaching efficacy, and math content pedagogical knowledge, Theresa Marie Roettinger

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Korean elementary teachers' perceptions of giftedness and support for talent development, YoungEun Son

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Leadership Challenges in Implementing a Balanced Literacy Model in Elementary Schools, Amy C. Colley

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Living, learning, and leading from the middle: African American women administrators in student affairs, Melinda R. Jones anderson

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Math talent development of elementary school students: The relationship of gender, math motivation, and goal orientation to math achievement, Ann Haimburger Colorado

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Measuring fidelity of implementation using the survey of enacted curriculum, Edward Sean McDonough

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Principals' perceptions of the effectiveness of a network support structure in a large urban school system, Racquel Jones

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Successful pedagogical practices of elementary teachers of homeless students: A case study, Kimberly Owen Pickles

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Teacher self-efficacy, content and pedagogical knowledge, and their relationship to student achievement in Algebra I, Antonia M. Fox

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Teachers' Perceived Influences on Technology Integration Decisions: A Grounded Theory on Instructional Decisions after Professional Development, Karen Larsen Greenhaus

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Teachers' perspectives of effective lesson planning: A comparative analysis, Jessica Miller Wunderle Straessle

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The Impact of Leadership Behaviors of Blue Ribbon Catholic School Principals on School Culture, Rosaline Cardarelli

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The relationship between teachers' computer self-efficacy and technology integration in a school district's bring your own technology initiative, Ashley F. Ellis

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Toward the global public good: Accountability for higher education in the twenty-first century, Angelo J. Letizia

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A critical study of Black parents' participation in special education decision-making, Tamara Lynn Freeman-Nichols

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An evaluation of the implementation fidelity and outcomes of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in three elementary schools in Virginia, Barbara F. Wood

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An investigation of relationships among school counselors' ethical professional identity development, moral reasoning, and attitudes toward confidentiality with minors, Morgan E. Kiper Riechel

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A systematic/structural examination of factors that facilitate and inhibit natural recovery from alcohol abuse in college students, David S. Keel

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A union of church and state: The Freedmen's Bureau and the education of African Americans in Virginia from 1865--1871, Aaron Jason Butler

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Co-teaching: Perceptions of Urban, Secondary Co-Teachers, Michelle Boyd

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Development of the Chae Optimal Supervision Environment Test, Ki Byung Chae

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Dispositions and practices that promote teacher-student relationships with African-American male elementary students, Karyn Mitchell Yeldell