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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Executive search firms' consideration of person-organization fit in college and university presidential searches, James Christopher Turpin

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Expectancy-Value Classes as Predictors of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Occupational Choice: Differences Related to Ability, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status, Lori andersen

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Factors that contribute to the academic success of African American males: Perceptions of African American male high school students, Alexis C. Swanson

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Faculty sense of academic optimism and its relationship to students' achievement in well performing high schools, Michael Tyrone Cromartie

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High stakes testing policy issues in education: An analysis of litigation involving high stakes testing and the denial of diplomas, Lisa M. Winfield

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How direct descendants of a school lockout achieved academic success: Resilience in the educational attainments of Prince Edward County's children, Randolph Williams

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Impact of the Bologna Process and German higher education reforms on professorial work and role definition at the University of Potsdam: A case study, Christen Cullum Hairston

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Infusing the school counseling internship with a global perspective to promote ego development, moral reasoning, and ethnocultural empathy: A deliberate psychological education, Derek Lane Robertson

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Peopling the Cloister: Women's colleges and the worlds we've made of them, Caroline Simmons Leigh Hasenyager

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Quality practices of alternative education learning environments as represented in Virginia's Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) program, Doris R. Feltman

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Realizing federal policy outcomes of the post-9/11 GI Bill: Veterans' and active duty/reservist perceptions, Lydia Leporte

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Social Organization Analysis of the Role of Academic Advising: A Case Study at the University of Liberia, Jobila Y. Williams Sy

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Teacher perspectives of the use of student performance data in teacher evaluations, Paul Thomas Hopkins

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The self on the page: Using student teachers' written stories as a reflective tool during the student teaching internship, Deborah O. Farina

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Women in Engineering: The Impact of the College Internship on Persistence into an Engineering Field, Kimberly M. Brush

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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A Balancing Act: Division III Student-Athletes Time Demands and Life Roles, Daniel R. Hoover Jr.

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An Investigation of Perfectionism and Life Satisfaction with Elementary Gifted Students, Maria A. Bessler

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A recipe for relationships: A qualitative investigation of couples' relational interactions during meal preparations., Katherine Maya Hermann

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Children serve too: An investigation of the impacts of military family life on adult relationships, Karena Heyward

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Continuous Improvement Monitoring: An Analysis of State Special Education Compliance Procedures, Barbara Richmond Blake

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Dealing with Dual Differences: Social Coping Strategies of Gifted and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Adolescents, Virginia Helen Hutcheson

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Dimensions of Principal Support Behaviors and their Relationship to Organizational Citizenship Behaviors and Student Achievement in High Schools, Jennifer A. Tindle

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Emancipated Foster Youth's Transition from Care to Virginia Community Colleges, Shylan E. Scott

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Empathy as a crucial skill for instructional coaches: Can it be taught?, Carol B. Carter

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Esse quam videri, perhaps: State policy and institutional factors impacting low-income student enrollment at North Carolina's public and private four-year institutions, Leslie Neal Holly

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Faculty perceptions of principal support and change orientation in Virginia high schools, Karen E. Cagle

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From the Inside Out: An In-Depth Look into the Lives of Students with Dual Exceptionalities, Monique S. Sims

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How institutional theory informs state education policy regarding exit outcomes for students with disabilities, Michele Myers Hopkins

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Jumping off the couch: Infusing creativity into counselor education, Christopher Lawrence

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Literacy self-efficacy and achievement of secondary students with disabilities, Mary Mau Runnells

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Organizational justice perceptions of Virginia high school teachers: Relationships to organizational citizenship behavior and student achievement, William R. Travis Burns

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Program evaluation of a school district's multisensory reading initiative, Michael Patrick Asip

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Relationship between Teacher Self-efficacy and Use of Evidence-based Practices in Managing Students with Challenging Behaviors, Sheila R. Carr

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Relationships among urban students' identification with school, and students', teachers', and parents' perceptions of academic press and safety, and reading achievement, Kyleah A. Parson

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Structuring reminiscence group interventions for older adults using a framework of mattering to promote wellness., Herman R. Lukow

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Teaching slope of a line using the graphing calculator as a tool for discovery learning, Fiona Costello Nichols

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The malleability of spatial ability under treatment of a FIRST LEGO League-based robotics unit, Steven Vincent Coxon

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The Millennial generation: Howe and Strauss disputed, Holly Alexander Agati

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The need for attention to cognitive development in the preparation and practice of mental health counselors as advocates for social justice., Mary Whitfield-Williams

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The relationship of high school teachers' job satisfaction to principal support, Kathleen M. Bressler

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Tuition discounting through unfunded institutional aid at private baccalaureate colleges, Jeremy Paul Martin

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Academic optimism and instructional leadership in urban elementary schools, Angela M. Allen

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A critical look at minority student preparation to counsel white clients, Natoya Hill Haskins

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A cross-cultural comparative study of teacher effectiveness: Analyses of award-winning teachers in the United States and China, Xianxuan Xu

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Advanced learner perceptions of psychological well-being and school satisfaction in two educational settings, Janice C. Robertson

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An analysis of the validity of the Enneagram, Sara Ann Scott

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An examination of the similarities and differences in mental health status, working alliance, and social persence between face-to-face and online counseling., Courtney M. Holmes

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Big-Fish-Little-Pond Effect: The impact on academic self-concept, Peter O. Kwiterovich III

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Educational efficiency in Virginia Public School Divisions, Clinton Robert Calzini

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Effective reading comprehension teaching and research: How do they relate, Lauri M. Leeper

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Growing up with violence: Examining the role of moral development in mediating the effects of community violence exposure., John A. Dewell

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Middle school students' participation in extracurricular activities: Relationships to school identification and achievement, Stenette Byrd III

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Pacific Trade Winds: Towards a Global History of the Manila Galleon, Matthew F. Thomas

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Professional development practices in literacy and technology integration at socioeconomically different schools, Kendra M. Boykin

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Prospective principals for the 21st century: Factors that motivate and inhibit the pursuit of school leadership for educational administration students, Tambra Michelle Pope

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Research evidence use by rural central office administrators leading educational improvement, Patricia Moore Shaffer

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Student trust in teachers and its relationship to student identification with school, student perceptions of academic press, and achievement, Regina A. Bankole

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Teacher instructional practices designed to meet the individual learning needs of mathematically gifted/talented students in middle school Algebra I, Virginia Caine Tonneson

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Teaching at the interface: Curriculum and pedagogy in a teachers' institute on Virginia Indian history and cultures, Lisa L. Heuvel

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The elephant in the room: Deconstructing the place of conservatives in the student affairs profession, Jodi Fisler

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Acts of reciprocity: Analyzing social exchange in a university theater for social change project, Nicole Birgit Cloeren

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Administrator and teacher perceptions of the qualities of effective teachers, Robert Eugene Williams

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Against the odds: Academic resilience among high -ability African American adolescents living in rural poverty, Wendy Taylor Ellis

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Choosing to succeed: An exploration of the relationship between college choice and freshman retention, James Tomlin Walke

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Effective teaching practices and teacher efficacy beliefs of International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme teachers, Gregory C. Hutchings Jr.

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Homogeneity in heterogeneous environments? An analysis of generation theory applied to college generations, Donna M. Eddleman

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Literacy coaching and teachers' instructional practices: The impact of the Community Coaching Cohort Model, Sara Elizabeth Miller

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Serving students from a distance: A content analysis of persistent characteristics in distance learners, Ann L. Sorensen

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Student and faculty perceptions of trust and their relationships to school success measures in an urban school district, Dennis M. Moore Jr.

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Survey of physical activity in elementary school classrooms in the state of Virginia, Gail Smith Elmakis

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Talented collegians: An explanatory sequential mixed methods study of the talent development process in gifted undergraduate students, Angela Marie Novak Lycan

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The effect of an African-American Rites of Passage prevention program on adolescent ethnic identity, drug attitudes, behavior in the classroom and academic performance, Jamie B. Rodriguez

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The impact of the academic component of Response to Intervention on collective efficacy, parents' trust in schools, referrals for special education, and student achievement, Lisa Lee Pennycuff

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The lost art of pledging within NPHC fraternities: The continuing presence of hazing during the membership intake process., Jerryl Briggs

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The professional learning community and its effect on African American students' achievement, Anthony Eugene Copeland

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The relationship between intensity of involvement and community service engagement in the moral development of student members of Greek organizations, Franklin Hadley Phillips

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Understanding the friendship processes of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome: A phenomenological study of reflective college experiences, Kammie Bohlken Lee

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University leadership in energy and environmental design: How postsecondary institutions use the LEED® green building rating system, Shannon Massie Chance

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Upward mobility -- a study of barriers encountered and strategies employed by assistant principals aspiring to be principals, Todd Calvert Davidson

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Academic optimism and community engagement in urban elementary schools, Misty M. Kirby

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A comparative study of the course taking and performance patterns of high achieving secondary students, Dewelynn Joyce Heeb Selberg

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An evaluation study of the curriculum and instructional approaches employed in the Norfolk Public Schools gifted program, Katie A. Dolph

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An examination of the relationships between ego development, Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration, and the behavioral characteristics of gifted adolescents, Carrie Lynn Bailey

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An intervention study of primary age gifted students with strong nonverbal abilities from low income and culturally diverse backgrounds, Joanne Russillo Funk

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A study of the talent development of gifted individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Diann Gully

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Effective school -wide discipline through Positive Behavior Supports: An analysis of current practice, Dawn H. Padden

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Enhancing counselor empathy to promote moral development and conceptual complexity: A new model for counselor preparation and supervision, Patricia Adele Logan

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Hurricane Katrina families: Social class and the family in trauma recovery, Emilie E. Godwin

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Is empathy the missing link in teaching business ethics? A course-based educational intervention with undergraduate business students, Christopher P. Adkins

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Looking at/looking through: Teachers planning for curriculum -based learning with technology, Karen Work Richardson

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Organizational citizenship behaviors, collective teacher efficacy, and student achievement in elementary schools, Jeffrey C. Jackson

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Predicting success: Academic potential and talent development factors among Black and White students, Valija Cynthia Rose

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Promoting moral reasoning and ego development through the use of deliberate psychological education in family counseling, Esther Benoit

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Self -efficacy beliefs of elementary general education teachers in inclusive classrooms and the role of professional development, Sheila S. Ashley

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Situatedness: The interrelation of factors impacting the educational pathway to degree attainment among Black and White doctoral students, Candice P. Baldwin

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The impact of organizational culture on the academic success of Historically Black College and University athletes: A case study, Ralph Charlton

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The mandate for social justice advocacy in counselor education: Using service learning to train masters' students as social justice advocates, Kristi-Anne Lee Wyatt

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The power of African American parent perceptions on student achievement, Melody Luretha Camm

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The relationship between cultural/ethnic identity and individual protective factors of academic resilience, Dale E. Weaver

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The relationship between thinking style differences and career choice for high-achieving high school students, Mihyeon Kim