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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The talent process of successful academic women scientists at elite research universities in New York state, Lisa M. Kaenzig

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Academic optimism of Virginia high school teachers: its relationship to organizational citizenship behaviors and student achievement, Charles Allen Wagner

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A comparison of elementary, middle, and high school principals' teacher selection practices and perceptions of teacher effectiveness, Sharmaine Denise Grove

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A critical examination of practices and perceptions of current performance evaluation models for theatre arts teachers in Virginia, Shelley L. Nowacek

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Advanced Placement world language teacher perceptions of high ability students and differentiated instruction., Bronwyn MacFarlane

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An exploratory study of creativity -fostering teacher behaviors in secondary classrooms, Matthew J. Edinger

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An exploratory study of experiences of gifted/sexual minority students, Rebecca M. Walter

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An exploratory study of factors that relate to academic success among high-achieving African American males, Kianga Rhea Thomas

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An investigation of practices to address the disproportionate representation of African American students in special education programs in Virginia, Stacia M. Barreau

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A study of the evaluation procedures for professional development among public school districts in Virginia, Colleen Cannington Bryant

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A study of the relationship between the mathematics and reading achievement of students with disabilities and inclusive practice in elementary schools, Sharon E. Siler

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CBT to CDT: Toward a developmental paradigm for conceptualizing anger management, Yvonne Bissonnette Tate

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Children left behind: An examination of the effects of a school counselor coordinated career development program and student and contextual factors on the post-secondary educational plans of students with learning disabilities, Cindy Robins Lamm

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Exploration of gendered patterns in counseling students' perception of training experiences, Yukio Fujikura

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Exploring relational processes in families of gay youth, Gregory Scott Meek

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Faculty ritual, solidarity, and cohesion: Thirty-five years of change at Eastern Mennonite University, Nathan F. Alleman

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Faculty trust and its impact on voluntary teacher turnover intentions, Loree Cobb Reid

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Organizational justice perceptions in Virginia high schools: A study of its relationship to school climate and faculty trust, Stephanie L. Guy

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Pair counseling for high school students: Improving friendship skills, interpersonal relationships, and behavior among aggressive and withdrawn adolescents, John Kent Horton

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Rape myth acceptance, hypermasculinity, and demographic characteristics as correlates of moral development: Understanding sexually aggressive attitudes in first year college men, Jerry Lee Tatum

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Residential Schools and Gifted Students, Marvin M. Lee

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Subjugated history: Empire, education, and espionage, Guruprasad Ghosh

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Teachers' attitudes and practices toward differentiating for gifted learners in K--5 general education classrooms, J. Denise Drain

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Teacher self -efficacy and beliefs for teaching mathematics in inclusive settings, Pamela Wilson Aerni

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The assistant principal's role in special education: An inquiry into the supervision of special education at the building level, Valerie Walton

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The effects of Preparing for Life as a University Student (PLUS) on student achievement, persistence, & integration, Pascal P. Barreau

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The impact of district and school climate on student achievement, Kathleen M. Smith

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The impact of leadership and other factors on successful International Baccalaureate Diploma Programs in the United States, Randi Reigel Riesbeck

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The impact of legislation and litigation on the education of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Selena Michelle Joy

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The principal's workday: A comparative analysis of performance standards and principal practice, Holly Elizabeth Baker Richard

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Women's perceptions of high risk drinking: Understanding binge drinking in a gender biased setting, Jill Lynne Russett

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You're in the Army now: The Students' Army Training Corps at selected Virginia universities in 1918, Michael J. Faughnan

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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A comparative study of professional school counselors' and school counseling interns' multicultural competence and moral development: Exploring the gap between training and supervision, Dana Claudine Griffin

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Addressing the learning needs of struggling adolescent readers: The impact of a reading intervention program on students in a middle school setting, John Anthony Caggiano

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An exploration of the impact of family on the achievement of African American gifted learners originating from low -income environments, Joy L. Davis

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An exploratory study of teachers' critical thinking in elementary language arts classrooms, Susan McGowan

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An exploratory study of the academic journey of successful twice exceptional students at a selective institution of higher learning, Paula K. Ginsburgh

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A study of how Virginia school leaders use student achievement data in decision making, Susan Ann Hutton

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Cooperating teaching as a professional development activity, Trina Lorraine Spencer

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Effects of the Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program on reading comprehension and critical thinking skills of third, fourth, and fifth grade students in rural, Title I schools, Tamra Stambaugh

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Faculty enacting their daily work-life: A contextual analysis of the academic role in a comprehensive university, Alexei G. Matveev

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John M. Ellison within the veil: Confronting the challenges of leadership in the age of Jim Crow, Sherman John Curl

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Postschool outcomes for young adults with mental retardation receiving transition services in Virginia: Caregiver perceptions, Marguerite Beth Graham

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Promoting the ethical development of undergraduate business students through a Deliberate Psychological Education-based classroom intervention, Christopher Drees Schmidt

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Service-learning and cognitive development: An exploratory study, Andrew D. Stelljes

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Student attendance and its relationship to achievement and student engagement in primary classrooms, Roberta Adams Thayer-Smith

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Teacher self -efficacy beliefs and their impact on recommendations for student retention at grades K--2, Nicole Pearce Rummel

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The Virginia Preschool Initiative: Parents' perceptions of parental involvement, Elizabeth Outlaw Crawford

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Virginia teachers' perceptions and knowledge of test accommodations for students with disabilities, William Michael Brown

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What predicts alumni satisfaction? The impact of investment, involvement, and post -college outcomes, Amy Catherine Barnes

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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A descriptive study of teacher perceptions of self-efficacy and differentiated classroom behaviors in working with gifted learners in Title I heterogeneous classrooms, Kimberly M. Tyler

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An investigation of Virginia school leaders' knowledge and perceptions regarding the impact of the discipline provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act on school safety and professional development, Charlotte Hardison Worley

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A praxis of empowerment: Critically exploring family-school-community partnerships in Mexico and the United States, Kylie Phares Dotson-Blake

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A qualitative investigation of the counseling experiences of college-aged women with a history of self-injury, Laurie Marie Craigen

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Conceptions of morality held by eminent people, Janine Mary Lehane

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Family counselors' experiences with multiculturalism in professional practice, Angela Rowe Holman

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Gifted and talented adolescents' experiences in school counseling, Susannah Wood

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Navigating the academy: The career advancement of Black and White women full-time faculty, Wandalyn Fanchon Glover

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Perception of barriers and coping -efficacy as determinants of readiness for transition to adulthood among older youth in foster care., Glenda Clare

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Promoting cognitive complexity of direct care workers in adolescent residential treatment: A deliberate psychological intervention, Harry Jones Keener

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Some make it, some don't: A study of the characteristics of aspiring academics using the National Study of Postsecondary Faculty, 2004, Natasha Janson

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Talent development in the performing arts: Teacher characteristics, behaviors, and classroom practices, Bess B. Worley

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The relationship between curriculum alignment and selected mathematics teacher characteristics: An opportunity to learn study, Leslie W. Grant

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The relationship between racial attitudes, ego developmental level and multicultural counseling knowledge and awareness in school psychologists, Valerie K. McDonald

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Who flourishes in college? Using positive psychology and student involvement theory to explore mental health among traditionally aged undergraduates, Virginia Miller Ambler

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Working to reduce ninth grade failure rates in urban school settings: A multi-case study of ninth grade transition programs in four urban high schools in Virginia, Lynnell Theard Gibson

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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A comparison of the critical thinking dispositions of arts and non-arts undergraduates, Nancy Ann Lampert

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Analysis of data -based decision-making: The perceptions and roles of teachers and administrators, Richard Byron Bishop

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A national study of scientific talent development in Singapore, Chwee Geok Quek

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An exploration of the relationship between the perception of the mother-daughter relationship, feminist consciousness and self-esteem in the adolescent/young adult daughter, Marcy J. Douglass

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A pilot study of the "Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program" with gifted and potentially gifted learners in grades 3, 4, and 5, Heather M. French

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Defining the roles and responsibilities of public school assistant principals in Virginia, David William Gaston

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Developmental strategies and styles and their measurement, Wenyu Bai

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Paraprofessional supervision: A survey of special education teachers and paraprofessionals, Yannis Mavropoulos

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Predicting the outcome of leadership identification from a college student's experiences, Robert G. Wood

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Retention of novice teachers: A study of factors that affect their decisions to stay, Kimberly Dawn Handley

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School-based prereferral intervention practices, D. Elizabeth Crockett

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Special education assistive technology: A phenomenological study of building administrator knowledge and practices, Patricia J. McMahon

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Student athletes' collegial engagement and its effect on academic development: A study of Division I student athletes at a Midwest research university, Susan Beth Hathaway

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Talent development and the creative writing process: A study of high -ability and gifted teenagers., Suzanna Elaine Henshon

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Tenured teacher dismissal for incompetence and the law: A study of state legislation and judicial decisions, 1983--2003, Marguerita Kalekas DeSander

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The development of self-efficacy in the teaching of reading, Peggy B. McMaster

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The effectiveness of infusing multicultural knowledge and awareness into a Master's-level internship: A deliberate psychological education approach, Edward P. Cannon

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The effect of a deliberate psychological education model on the ego development, moral development, and sexual assertiveness of college women, Juliana J. H. Mills

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The foundations of college student leadership: Cognitive and personality correlates of leadership performance, Arnold Lee Leonard

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The impact of undergraduate Greek membership on alumni giving at the College of William and Mary, Patricia Purish O'Neill

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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A mission in transition: Legitimacy, philosophical fit and student affairs cultures, Kevin Michael Hughes

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An analysis of alternate assessment policy: Findings from six states, Tamra Roberts Cobb

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A national study of curriculum policies and practices in gifted education, Kimberley Lynn Chandler

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An examination of the relationship between ego development and parenting styles, Cheri R. Harrell

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An exploration of the relationship between school counselors' moral development, multicultural counseling competency, and their participation in clinical supervision, Timothy J. P. Grothaus

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A paradigm shift in progress: The impact of work hour reform on the operative volume of surgical residents, Kathryn A. Mendoza

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A qualitative study of clergy career satisfaction, functioning, and clergy-congregant relations, Brian R. McDonald

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A study exploring the educational needs of African-American pastors' wives within Baptist congregations, Jocelyn Georgette Henry-Whitehead

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Cutting up the melon: A case study of academic earmarking at selected institutions, Sherrell Anthony Foster

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Organizational citizenship behaviors of middle school teachers: A study of their relationship to school climate and student achievement, Marsha Moye Jurewicz

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President J. A. C. Chandler and the first women faculty at the College of William and Mary, Carolyn Lamb Sparks Whittenburg

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Recommended practices for effective teaching in the International Baccalaureate Program: An examination of instructional skills, assessment practices, and teacher-efficacy beliefs of IB teachers, Linda Prince Hutchinson

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Relationships among counselor moral development, multicultural counseling competency, and attitudes towards people who have disabilities, Christine Sacco-Bene

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Relationships among queer theory pedagogy, sexual orientation competency, and multicultural environment in counselor education training programs, Dennis Allen Frank