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Theses/dissertations from 2023 2023.

For Love or Money: Investor Motivations in Equity-Based Crowdfunding , Jason C. Cherubini

The Great Resignation: An Exploration of Strategies to Combat School Bus Driver Shortages in the Post-COVID-19 Era , James E. Cole Jr.

An Empirical Analysis of Sentiment and Confidence Regarding Interest Rates in Disclosures of Public Firms in the U.S. Fintech Sector , James J. Farley

Motivations for Planning: Uncovering the Inhibitors to the Adoption of Comprehensive Financial Planning for Business Owners , Daniel R. Gilham

An Examination of Reward-Based Crowdfunding Performance and Success , Matthew Alan Grace

All Quiet on The Digital Front: The Unseen Psychological Impacts on Cybersecurity First Responders , Tammie R. Hollis

Commitment to Change Dimensions: The Influence of Innovative Work Behavior and Organizational Environments , Michael Holmes

Turmoil in the Workforce: Introduction of the Nomadic Employee , Catrina Hopkins

Attention-Grabbing Tactics on Social Media , Arjun Kadian

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

Building a Mentor-Mentee Maturity Model , Leroy A. Alexander

Do Auditors Respond to Changes in Clients’ Analyst Coverage? Evidence from a Natural Experiment , Mohammad Alkhamees

Designing a Messaging Strategy to Improve Information Security Policy Compliance , Federico Giovannetti

Are all pictures worth 1,000 words? An Investigation of Fit Between Graph Type and Performance on Accounting Data Analytics Tasks , Shawn Paul Granitto

An Enterprise Risk Management Framework to Design Pro-Ethical AI Solutions , Quintin P. McGrath

Deceptive Appeals and Cognitive Influences Used in Fraudulent Scheme Sales Pitches , Rafael J. Toledo

Using Online Reviews to Identify How Hotels Can Satisfy Travelers With Pets While Making Money , Sonia Weinhaus

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

The IS Social Continuance Model: Using Conversational Agents to Support Co-creation , Naif Alawi

The Use of Data Analytic Visualizations to Inform the Audit Risk Assessment: The Impact of Initial Visualization Form and Documentation Focus , Rebecca N. Baaske (Becca)

Identification of Entrepreneurial Competencies in I-Corps Site Teams at the University of South Florida , Mark A. Giddarie

Understanding Nonprofit Boards: An Exploratory Study of the Governance Practices of Regional Nonprofits , Susan Ryan Goodman

Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Support Community , Andrew J. Hafer

Who to Choose? Rating Broker Best Practices in the Medicare Advantage Industry , Darwin R. Hale

Bridging the Innovatino Gap at SOCOM , Gregory J. Ingram

Improving Environmental Protection: One Imagined Touch at a Time , Luke Ingalls Liska

Residential Curbside Recycle Context Analysis , Ntchanang Mpafe

Fighting Mass Diffusion of Fake News on Social Media , Abdallah Musmar

Managing Incomplete Data in the Patient Discharge Summary to Support Correct Hospital Reimbursements , Fadi Naser Eddin

GAO Bid Protests by Small Business: Analysis of Perceived and Reported Outcomes in Federal Contracting , David M. Snyder

Engagement and Meaningfulness as Determinants of Employee Retention: A Longitudinal Case Study , Calvin Williams

Public Budgeting as Moral Dilemma , Ben Wroblewski

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

Improving Engagement: The Moderating Effect of Leadership Style on the Relationship Between Psychological Capital and Employee Engagement , Scott Beatrice

Physician Self-Efficacy and Risk-Taking Attitudes as Determinants of Upcoding and Downcoding Errors: An Empirical Investigation , Samantha J. Champagnie

Digital Identity: A Human-Centered Risk Awareness Study , Toufic N. Chebib

Clarifying the Relationship of Design Thinking to the Military Decision-Making Process , Thomas S. Fisher

Essays on the Disposition Effect , Matthew Henriksson

Analysis of Malicious Behavior on Social Media Platforms Using Agent-Based Modeling , Agnieszka Anna Onuchowska

Who Rises to the Top: An Investigation of the Essential Skills Necessary for Partners of Non-Big 4 Public Accounting Firms , Amanda K. Thompson-Abbott

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

The Financial and Nonfinancial Performance Measures That Drive Utility Abandonments and Transfers in the State of Florida , Daniel Acheampong

Locating a New Collegiate Entrepreneurship Program, a Framework for a University Campus , Douglas H. Carter

Understanding Employee Engagement: An Examination of Millennial Employees and Perceived Human Resource Management Practices , Danielle J. Clark

The Potential Impact Radius of a Natural Gas Transmission Line and Real Estate Valuations: A Behavioral Analysis , Charles M. Hilterbrand Jr.

Introducing a Mobile Health Care Platform in an Underserved Rural Population: Reducing Assimilations Gaps on Adoption and Use via Nudges , Joseph Hodges

Controlling Turnover in an Inside Sales Organization: What are the Contributing Factors , Dennis H. Kimerer

An Emergent Theory of Executive Leadership Selection: Leveraging Grounded Theory to Study the U.S. Military's Special Forces Assessment and Selection Process , Darryl J. Lavender

Essays on Migration Flows and Finance , Suin Lee

The Underutilized Tool of Project Management - Emotional Intelligence , Gerald C. Lowe

Increasing the Supply of the Missing Middle Housing Types in Walkable Urban Core Neighborhoods: Risk, Risk Reduction and Capital , Shrimatee Ojah Maharaj

Playing Darts in the Dark: How are Chamber of Commerce Leaders Aligned for Greater Effectiveness? , Robert J. Rohrlack Jr.

Are Transfer Pricing Disclosures Related to Tax Reporting Transparency? The Impact of Auditor-Provided Transfer Pricing Services , Stephanie Y. Walton

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

Price Transparency in the United States Healthcare System , Gurlivleen (Minnie) Ahuja

How to Build a Climate of Quality in a Small to Medium Enterprise: An Action Research Project , Desmond M. Bishop III

Banking on Blockchain: A Grounded Theory Study of the Innovation Evaluation Process , Priya D. Dozier

Enhancing the Design of a Cybersecurity Risk Management Solution for Communities of Trust , James E. Fulford Jr.

An Examination of the Progressive and Regressive Factors that Business Owners Consider When Choosing Whether or Not to Implement an Exit Strategy , David C. Pickard

The Relationship between Ambient Lighting Color and Hotel Bar Customer Purchase Behavior and Satisfaction , Kunal Shah

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) Industry and the Business Impacts of the Evolution of the Federal Regulatory Environment , Darren W. Spencer

Intercultural Communication Between International Military Organizations; How Do You Turn a ‘No’ Into a ‘Yes’? , Douglas A. Straka

Essential Leadership Skills for Frontline Managers in a Multicultural Organization , Janelle Ward

Moffitt Cancer Center: Leadership, Culture and Transformation , W. James Wilson

Two Essays on String of Earnings Benchmarks , Yiyang Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

Multi-Step Tokenization of Automated Clearing House Payment Transactions , Privin Alexander

The Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility Investment and Disclosure on Cooperation in Business Collaborations , Sukari Farrington

What Factors during the Genesis of a Startup are Causal to Survival? , Gilbert T. Gonzalez

The Great Recession of 2007 and the Housing Market Crash: Why Did So Many Builders Fail? , Mohamad Ali Hasbini

The Effect of Expanded Audit Report Disclosures on Users’ Confidence in the Audit and the Financial Statements , Peter Kipp

An Examination of Innovation Idea Selection Factors in Large Organizations , Troy A. Montgomery

Essays on Sales Coaching , Carlin A. Nguyen

Vital Signs of U.S. Osteopathic Medical Residency Programs Pivoting to Single Accreditation Standards , Timothy S. Novak

Leaders Who Learn: The Intersection of Behavioral Science, Adult Learning and Leadership , Natalya I. Sabga

Toward a Systemic Model for Governance and Strategic Management: Evaluating Stakeholder Theory Versus Shareholder Theory Approaches , James A. Stikeleather

A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Cognitive Awareness Training on Transaction Processing Accuracy: An Introduction to the ACE Theoretical Construct , John Townsend

Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

The Effect of Presentation Format on Investor Judgments and Decisions: Does the Effect Differ for Varying Task Demands? , Kevin Agnew

Theses/Dissertations from 2014 2014

Multi-Task Setting Involving Simple and Complex Tasks: An Exploratory Study of Employee Motivation , Maia Jivkova Farkas

Essays on Mergers and Acquisitions , Marcin Krolikowski

Do Social Biases Impede Auditor Reliance on Specialists? Toward a Theory of Social Similarity , Rina Maxine Limor

Theses/Dissertations from 2013 2013

Psychological Distance: The Relation Between Construals, Mindsets, and Professional Skepticism , Jason Rasso

Theses/Dissertations from 2011 2011

Combining Natural Language Processing and Statistical Text Mining: A Study of Specialized Versus Common Languages , Jay Jarman

An Empirical Investigation of Decision Aids to Improve Auditor Effectiveness in Analytical Review , Robert N. Marley

The Effects of Item Complexity and the Method Used to Present a Complex Item on the Face of a Financial Statement on Nonprofessional Investors` Judgments , Linda Gale Ragland

Theses/Dissertations from 2010 2010

Two Essays on Information Ambiguity and Informed Traders’ Trade-Size Choice , Ziwei Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2008 2008

Two Essays on the Conflict of Interests within the Financial Services Industry-- Financial Industry Consolidation: The Motivations and Consequences of the Financial Services Modernization Act (FSMA) and “Down but Not Out” Mutual Fund Manager Turnover within Fund Families , Lonnie Lashawn Bryant

Two Essays on Multiple Directorships , Chia-wei Chen

Two Essays on Financial Condition of Firms , Sanjay Kudrimoti

A Study of Cross-Border Takeovers: Examining the Impact of National Culture on Internalization Benefits, and the Implications of Early Versus Late-Mover Status for Bidders and Their Rivals , Tanja Steigner

Two Essays on Corporate Governance⎯Are Local Directors Better Monitors, and Directors Incentives and Earnings Management , Hong Wan

Theses/Dissertations from 2007 2007

The Role of Ethnic Compatibility in Attitude Formation: Marketing to America’s Diverse Consumers , Cynthia Rodriguez Cano

Two Essays on Venture Capital: What Drives the Underpricing of Venture CapitalBacked IPOs and Do Venture Capitalists Provide Anything More than Money? , Donald Flagg

Two essays on market efficiency: Tests of idiosyncratic risk: informed trading versus noise and arbitrage risk, and agency costs and the underlying causes of mispricing: information asymmetry versus conflict of interests , Jung Chul Park

The impact of management's tone on the perception of management's credibility in forecasting , Robert D. Slater

Uncertainty in the information supply chain: Integrating multiple health care data sources , Monica Chiarini Tremblay

Theses/Dissertations from 2006 2006

Adolescent alcohol use and educational outcomes , Wesley A. Austin

Certificate of need regulation in the nursing home industry: Has it outlived its usefulness? , Barbara J. Caldwell

The impacts of the handoffs on software development: A cost estimation model , Michael Jay Douglas

Using emergent outcome controls to manage dynamic software development , Michael Loyd Harris

The information technology professional's psychological contract viewed through their employment arrangement and the relationship to organizational behaviors , Sandra Kay Newton

The causal effect of alcohol consumption on employment status , Chanvuth Sangchai

The effect of transportation subsidies on urban sprawl , Qing Su

The effects of in-group bias and decision aids on auditors' evidence evaluation , Eileen Zalkin Taylor

The single market and pharmaceutical industry in the European Union: Is there any evidence of price convergence? , Aysegul Timur

A structural approach to the study of intra-organizational coalitions , Dean T. Walsh

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Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Theses

Theses from 2023 2023.

Depolarizing Leaders – A Peacebuilding Approach to Healing the Divide , Suzanne Damberg

Leaders Need Spiritual Intelligence , Susan L. Fairchild

Online Public Denunciation: A Preliminary Inquiry on the Experience of those who Call-Out on Social Media , Margaret I. Montgomery

Theses from 2022 2022

Working Through Ideological Conflict: Utility of Authentic Leadership to Build Community , Jennifer J. McMurray

Theses from 2021 2021

Advancing Pay Equity in Nonprofits through Feminist Leaders , Emily Anderson

Tibetan American Women Leaders: Constructing their own cultural paradigms for leadership , Tenzin Lhamo Banari

‘One of the Guys’: Women Leaders and Tokenism in Male-Dominated Environments , Beth Duyvejonck

Leading with Stage Fright: Female-Identifying Leaders Navigating Imposter Feelings in the For-Profit Sector , Keeley Norton

Factors that Impact Career Development in Virtual Environments , Elena Procaccini

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Minnesota Hospice Industry , Anna Lee Roberts

The Toxic Triangle: A Qualitative Study of Destructive Leadership in Public Higher Education Institutions , Carrie S. Schneider

Off the Mat, Into the Office: How a Regular Yoga Practice Transformed Eight Corporate Leaders and their Leadership , Pamela Kay Smith

“I Know Who I Am”: Asian American Women Leaders in the Nonprofit Sector on the Quest Toward Authenticity , Amanda Steepleton

“Of the Utmost Importance” A Study of Followers and Followership , Jennifer L. Thorson

Theses from 2020 2020

Best Practices for Women Seeking Sponsorship in Corporations , Kimberly Hayman

Women Beyond Tea: Fostering Tibetan Women Leaders of Tomorrow , Tenzin Nordon

Mentoring and its Impact on Young Adults in Church Congregations , Linnae Stole

Theses from 2019 2019

The Value of Sabbaticals to Revitalize and Retain Nurse Leaders in a Hospital Setting , Deborah Ann Scott

Theses from 2018 2018

Navigating Perceptions and Stereotypes of Leaders who Identify as Non-Religious in the U.S.: A Qualitative Thesis Examining How Individuals who Identify as Non-Religious Navigate Stereotypes and Perceptions of their Identity to Establish Themselves as Credible Leaders , Sarah Kruger Hilger

Childfree Women: Navigating Perceptions and Developing a Leadership Identity , Stephanie McCluskey

Leader Perspectives on Factors that Shape Their Change Leadership Practice , Michelle A. Shields

Theses from 2017 2017

Stranger than Fiction: A Qualitative Thesis Examining Leaders, Followers and the Distribution of Power in the 2016 United States Presidential Election , Shannon L. Casey

Theses from 2016 2016

Female Executive Worldviews that Support Professional Endurance , Rebecca Taylor Kipp

Theses from 2015 2015

Employee Contributions to Organizational Decision-Making Processes and Outcomes , Melissa A. Bearth

Providing Culturally Appropriate Physical Therapy to Somali Refugees in Minnesota , Jessica J. Scholl

Theses from 2014 2014

Coworker Discretionary Support: Developing and Exploring a Construct , Margaret M. Collins

Corporate Responsibility, Ethics, and Animal Welfare , Elizabeth A. Gray

Creating Economic and Social Impact: Leadership Decision-making in the Context of Shared Value , Nicole Hines

Ranked Choice Voting in Minneapolis 2013 Elections , Erica L. Mauter

Theses from 2013 2013

Guiding Leadership in the Development and Management of Organizational Culture A Case Study of an Organizational Culture Change Effort , Sarah A. Calkins

The Convergence of Hierarchical Management and Project Management and How it Impacts Organizational Outcomes , Lisa J. Dahle

Promoting Library Leadership: How to Develop Leaders through Multidisciplinary Post-Graduate Coursework at St. Catherine University , Laura M. Deshler

A Pilot Study to Explore the Results from Learning a Self-empowered Energy Healing Technique as an Emotional Regulation Tool Intended to Improve Service Industry Leaders' Affect, Well-being, and Performance , Carolyn Dunow

Nothing to Remember Except the Story: How the Ethical Will Inspires Authentic Leadership , Andrew J. McIlree

Theses from 2012 2012

LinkedIn: Key Principles and Best Practices for Online Networking & Advocacy by Nonprofit Organizations , Andrew M. Calkins

Effective Processes for Dealing With Destructive Managers , Mary Featherston

The Pursuit of Personal Development Preparing for a Holistic Mentoring Relationship , Mary Forseth

Best Practices in Creating a Healthy School Lunch Program , Connie Hakanson

To Clamp or to Delay the Clamp: Implement Best Practice , Kimberly Kay Popp

The Collective Wisdom of Female Entrepreneurs: Success Factors That Contribute to Positive Financial Growth for Entrepreneurial Companies , Melanie Jean Tillander Shirley

Theses from 2011 2011

Blind Spots in Corporate Evolution: The 21st Century Organizational Assessment , Christine Capra

The Employee as the Customer: Leading the Development of Services by Utilizing Marketing Management Practices , Stephanie Anne Gieseke

Employer Use of Facebook as a Tool in Pre-Employment Screening of Applicants: Benefits and Ethical, Legal, and Privacy Implications , Beth E.H. Lory

Exit Strategies for "Leaving Well" , Patricia J. McDonald

Running up the Curve: Adult Learning Styles and Employee Onboarding , Jolynn M. Nelson

How Leaders Leverage Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Data: A Guide for the North American Residential Window Industry , Annie Perkins

Successful Boundary Management Strategies for Optimal Fit and Minimal Role Strain , Brianne K. Sampson

The Creation of an Inclusive Culture: A Case Study of the Midwestern Region of a Large Retail Banking Organization , Katherine T. Sherlock

Theses from 2010 2010

Application of Leadership Principles in Theatrical Direction , Rebecca L. Rizzio

Advancing Sustainable Food Systems in Minnesota: Strategic Planning Recommendations for Local Businesses , Mia L. Taney

Theses from 2009 2009

Global Leadership Values in Practice: A Case Study of Cargill , Jill Bryan Ehr

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Theses/dissertations from 2023 2023.

When They See Us: The Lived Experiences of Tenured Black Male Faculty at Research 1 Institutions , Quintavis Marquel Cureton

Outliers to the Black Experience: Perceptions of How Participation in Internships and Study Abroad Influences Black Students’ Development of Career Readiness Competencies , Erica James Lake

The Impact of Institutional Merit Aid on Student Enrollment and Persistence , Richard Scott Verzyl

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

Influencing the School Leadership Pipeline: The Attributes and Readiness of Principals to Mentor Their Assistant Principals , Megan C. Carrero

The Influence of Perceived Leadership on Teachers’ Job Satisfaction: A Comparative Study Between the United States and China , Jingtong Dou

A Case Study of Rural Southern Desegregation: How Black Students in a South Carolina Community Experienced Segregated Schooling and the Integration Process , Margo McDowell Gore

“Forward—Upward—On!”: Black Student and Educator Experiences in the Early Years of School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties , Charles A. Holden

Higher Calling: A Qualitative Study of the Lived Experiences of Black Women Presidents of 4-Year Colleges and Universities , Rushondra Janeé James

For Colored Girls Who Have Experienced Institutional Racism Because the Discipline Code Is Not Enuf: Principals and Assistant Principals, School Discipline Policies, and Discipline Disparities Faced by Black Girls , LeCinda R. Jennings

Middle School Transition: The Influence of an Academy Approach and the Role of Leadership , Kimberly Calhoun Odom

Perceptions of Gifted Male Underperformance , Laura Bryant Palmer

Examining the Relationship Between School Policing Behaviors and the Depressive Symptoms Experienced by Black Students , Collin Perryman

The Salvation of the Africana Child: Via the Role of the Black Woman in Educational Leadership , Tamara S. Taylor

Examining the Effects of a Well-Being Therapy Protocol on Sexual Minority Individuals’ Psychological Well-Being , Thomas M. Toomey

Uniquely Persistent: Examining the Experiences of Undergraduate Students Who Attend Multiple Institutions , Susannah Waldrop

Inlet: Counter-Storytelling, Arts-Based Research, and the Disruption of Popular Culture’s Portrayals of Two-Year Colleges , Erin H. York

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

Experiences of Five Women Presidents in Higher Education: A Narrative Study , Mary Alexander

Applying the Comprehensive Evaluation of Return-On-Talent-Investment Model (CERTi) In Higher Education , Mazen Aziz

A Study of Prosocial Behavior, Workplace Civility, and Work Engagement Among Employees in Higher Education , Shelley Haddock Dempsey

A Historical Analysis of U.S.-Based Study Abroad Program Providers , Chrissie Faupel

Investigating the Influence of Mentors With National Board Certification on Mentees’ Perceptions of Their Own Teaching Practice and Attitudes of Remaining a Teacher , Joshua Michael McGoun

Exploring Neurocognitive Processes That Underlie Reading Performance in Children: A Foundational Study , Ayan Mitra

The Relationship Between Enabling District Structure And Principal Self-Efficacy in South Carolina , Justin Lee Nutter

How Do Literacy Coaches Function as Policy Actors? , Angela Vaughan

Administrative Support: What Teachers Say They Need , Jennifer Harris Watson

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

The Cultural Relevance of Music Education as it relates to African American Students in South Carolina , Felicia Denise Denise Myers Bulgozdy

Digital Learning Environment Development: Action Research Using a Situated Coaching Model With Elementary Classroom Teachers Integrating Technology , Robert Burggraaf

I Want My Middle School Students to Read: Does Using Culturally Relevant Texts Increase Student-Participants’ Engagement Levels Toward Reading Particular Texts? , Elliott O. Chisholm

The Impact of Culturally Relevant Coaching on the Retention of First and Second Year Teachers , Fraronda D. Green

Pathways to Degree Completion of Female Nontraditional Students: the Role of Institutional Intervention at a Public Four-Year Research Institution , Mary Hutto Hahn

Bridging the Transition to School: an Action Research Study , Susan Bates Hill

Experiences of College Students in Addiction Recovery: A Critical Case Study , Dory E. Hoffman

I’ll Never Have to Do This After High School: Exploring Students' Perceptions of College and Career Readiness and the Effects of Eportfolios With Reflection on Transferable Skills , Julie Beatrice Kristin

Exploring the Experiences and Needs of Faculty When Implementing Active Learning at a Public Southeastern Regional University: A Mixed-Methods Approach , Michael Lampe

Motivating Critical Thinkers in Fourth Grade Science: Action Research Promoting 21st Century Skills Through Technology Integrated Project-Based Learning. , Diane Lawson

Examining Teachers’ Readiness to Partner With Immigrant Latinx Parents: A Comparative Case Study , Sarah Coleman Longshore

Silent Sam and Saunders Hall: Protests and Reactions at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill , Brienne McDaniel

Collegiate and Post-Undergraduate Experiences Among African American STEM Alumni at the University of South Carolina , Baindu Nallo

Identifying the Unique Characteristics of First-Generation College Students Whose Parents Never Attended College , Reena Patel

Helping Future Teachers Do History: The Effectiveness of the National Archives Docsteach Program on the Historical Thinking and Perception of History of Preservice Teachers , Jeremy Alan Rinder

Task Focused in the Age of Distraction: High School Avid Students Use of Digital Learning Logs to Support Self-Regulated Learning in a One-To-One Chromebook Setting , Era Roberts

The Impact of a District Supported Mentoring Initiative on Reading Achievement of African American Male Students , Brooke Wray-Fisher Rowe

Strategies and Methods Used to Improve Engagement: Mixed Methods Action Research in an Online Computer Applications Course , Yvette Newton Sands

Digital Distractions: Using Action Research to Explore Students’ Behaviors, Motivations, and Perceptions of Cyberslacking in a Suburban High School , Kristy Self Rykard

Reorienting Writing in the 21st-Century Classroom: A Mixed Methods Study of High School Students' Experiences Using Digital Writing Tools to Support the Writing Process , Kay Sellers

Swept Away Before Learning to Swim: Social Studies Subject Area Literacy for High School Students , Aaron K. Shaw

The Impact of Personalized Learning Strategies on Educational Growth and Achievement of Low Socioeconomic Elementary Students , Michele L. Trevino

Program Evaluation of a Middle School Stem/Steam Program , Warren Richard Wintrode

African American Teachers’ Perspectives on Principals’ Leadership Styles and the Influence on Teacher Morale , Ernestine Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Secondary School Administrators' Preparation as an LEA Representative in South Carolina , Chastity B. Evans

How Exemplary Elementary School Principals Sustain High Achievement in High-Poverty Contexts of the Rural South , Sharon Jefferies

Soldier to Student: Understanding the Transition Experiences of Veterans From the Military to Community College , Alexander T. Jordan

Getting to Graduation: The Journey of Low-Income Black Females in the Community College , Rosline M. Sumpter

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

Making Cents Of It: How The Focus On Financial Aid By Selective Universities May Not Be Enough To Attract More Low-Income, High-Achieving Students , Troy A. Mothkovich

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

The Effects of Sex and Professional Experience on Superintendent Selection Decisions by School Board Chairpersons , Patrick Jarrett

Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

Teaching Distance Education In Library Science: A Comparative Study Of Faculty Satisfaction, Teaching Effectiveness, And Support Services , David S. Adams

Straight Outta K-1: An Authoethnographic Analysis of a Black Male Teacher's Experience Employing Hip Hop in a Kindergarten-First Grade Classroom , Anthony Broughton

Principal And Teacher Perceptions Of Principal Leadership Behaviors As It Relates To Teacher Evaluative Feedback And Recognition , Tammy Joy Burnham

Thorn in the Side of Segregation: The Short Life, Long Odds, and Legacy of the Law School at South Carolina State College , Alfred D. Moore III

Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

Reflective Judgment: Can Problem-Based Learning Approach Make a Difference? , Nicole Marie Cavanagh

Rethinking the Achievement Gap: A Wholistic Humanistic View of Student Academic Performance and Lack of Performance , Immaculata Anayo Chukwunyere

The Essence of Alternative Education: A Phenomenological STudy of the Lived Experiences of At-Risk Secondary Alternative School Students , LaTunya Glenn Means

The Influence of Academic and Social Self-Concept on College Student Withdrawal , Elizabeth Orehovec

Academic/Success Coaching: A Description of an Emerging Field in Higher Education , Claire E. Robinson

The Relationship Between the Faculty's Perception of the Principal's Instructional Leadership Behavior and Principal Personality Characteristic , W. Burke Royster Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2014 2014

BIBIMBAP: Identity Construction in Korean Third Culture Kids During Higher Education , Megan I. Beard

Pioneering Women of Southern Education: A Comparative Study of Northern and Southern School Founders , Sharon Ferguson Beasley

How School Leadership Develops Parental Involvement Strategies with Social Capital in Four South Carolina Middle Schools , Anthony Neil Boatwright

Leadership Perspectives on International Education For Public School Students in South Carolina: Two Case Studies , Frederick Eugene Brown

Sea Island Cascades: An Analysis of Principals' and Teachers' Perceptions of Factors Related to The Overrepresentation of African American Males Identified as Having an Emotional Disability , Jacinta Maria Bryant

Transforming the Culture of the Stem Disciplines: A Multiple Case Study of Successful Strategies for Inclusive Excellence , Telesia Evon Davis

Gender-Specific Instructional Strategies and Student Achievement in 5th Grade Classrooms , Millicent Whitener Dickey

Leadership Practice Differences in Positive Climate Schools , Latoya Nicole Dixon

The Ugliest Part of the Job: Faculty Perceptions on Addressing Graduate Student Academic Misconduct , Kelly Ann Imbert Eifert

The Efficacy of Dual Enrollment Programs Influencing the Post-secondary Motivations and Commitments of Rural Secondary School Students , Patricia A. Ferguson

The African American Male Achievement Dilemma Through the Eyes of the African American Male Superintendent , J.R. Falor Green

An Analysis of Erickson's Concept of School Legitimacy In Relationship to School Success and Failure , Michael Griggs

Determining the Change Styles Preferences of Principals in South Carolina's Secondary Schools with a Background in the Fine Arts , Sterling Bernard Harris

Intensive Dual Enrollment: Early Credits or Empty Promises , Brian J. Modarelli

Virtual High Schools Versus Brick and Mortar High Schools: An Analysis of Graduation Rates for Low Socio-Economic Students in South Carolina , Alice Denise Montgomery

High School Core-Subject Instructors’ Perceptions of General Education Track Courses and the Associated Achievement Gap , Hope Reed

A Legal Analysis of Court Cases and Administrative Investigations Related to Violations of the Clery Act: Getting Good from the Bad and the Ugly , Tiffany Nichole Richardson

A Study of the Preparation and Retention of Work-Based Certified Career and Technical Education Teachers in South Carolina , Sherry Rivers

Principal Longevity, Leadership Behaviors, and Student Academic Achievement , Jennifer McLeod Swearingen


A Correlation Study of Leadership Indicators and Literacy Outcomes: Examining a State Adopted Leadership Assessment Model , Abigail DeAnn Woods

A Study of the Relationship Between Public K-8 and Middle Schools and Student Achievement in One South Carolina School District , Marc Gardner Zachary

Theses/Dissertations from 2013 2013

Principal Leadership and School Culture with a School-Wide Implementation of Professional Crisis Management: A Redemptive vs. Punitive Model , Mark Thomas Adams

Perceptions of Elementary School Principals: Turning High Poverty Elementary Schools In South Carolina Into High-Performing Elementary Schools , Katie Wall Barber

The Relationship of Principal Conflict Management Style and School Climate , Miriam Miley Boucher

The Glass Cliff: An Examination of the Female Superintendency In South Carolina , Blanche Boyd Bowles

The Financial Nexus of College Choice and Persistence At For-Profit Institutions , Benjamin James Bryan

Generational Differences In Motivation to Attend College , John Michael Cote

Teacher Silence In South Carolina Public Schools , Daniel Crockett

An Examination of Significant Factors Distinguishing Successful, On-Time High School Graduation Rates Among Black Males at a Large South Carolina High School , Sherry Mitchell Eppelsheimer

An Analysis of the Current Use and Future Intentions to Use Mobile Learning Strategies Among Full-Time Community College Faculty , Stephanie Denise Frazier

Investigating Relationships Between Academic Achievement and After School Programs in a High School Environment , Aaron Duke Fulmer

An Analysis of Achievement Between Single Gender Education and Coeducational Models in Select Middle Schools in South Carolina , Roy Lee Givins Jr

An Assessment of Instructional Coaching: Results of a Survey of Selected School Districts in South Carolina , Heather Clayton Gordon

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An Exploration of Effective District Practices For Enculturating and Retaining Kentucky's Newest Teachers in the Profession , Cari Lea Boyd

Principals as Instructional Leaders: Building Knowledge of Applied Learning to Confidently Lead Implementation , Janell Lynn McClure



Investigating the Relationship Between Empowerment and Secondary Science Teachers’ Technology Integration Knowledge , Jane Elizabeth Walsh

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

Impacting Website Visitor Engagement Through Information Provision , Will Buntin

Using Communities of Practice to Support At-Home Gospel Learning from a Release Time Seminary Classroom , Nicholas A. Davis


The Power of Connections: An Online Doctoral Program's Use of Strategic Onboarding to Enhance the Doctoral Experience , Jeri Heileman


Meeting Transfer Students Where They Are: A New Organizational Approach to Transfer Student Communication, Support, and Recruitment , Daniel Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021


Action Research as Professional Development: Creating Effective Professional Development in Every Classroom , Lori A. Cambareri

Fostering A Sense of Community Among Teachers Via A Community of Practice: A Mixed-Methods Action Research Study , Apryl Clark Moore


A Constructive Approach to Managing Faculty Conflict: An Action Research Study , Natasha L. Davis



Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020


A Personalized Approach to Professional Development Through a Community of Practice , Kelly I. Cua

Responding to Students Experiencing Emotional Distress: An Action Research Study of Professional Learning Experiences for Faculty and Staff , Christopher Taylor Lakes

Instructional Coaching: Developing Efficacy for Project-Based Learning , Klista L. Rader

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