COMPLETED PROJECTS

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2018-2019 Academic Year

Blake, M. (2018). The use of contemplative pedagogy and practices among community college faculty: A case study (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.

Gasper, K. A. (2018). Writing ourselves into existence: A spoken word artist’s autoethnography of a liberatory hip-hop pedagogy (Doctoral dissertation). Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

Kao, C. I. (2019). Asian American student engagement on college campuses (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

Navarro Martel, M. A. (2018). A critical examination of dual-language science educators: Idealogy, pedagogy, access, and equity (Doctoral dissertation). Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, and San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

Taberski, M. (2019). Perceived competencies, education, and experience needed to be an effective dean of students in United States higher education (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

Webb, M. K. (2018). The impact of consumerism on student learning in higher education (Doctoral dissertation). University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL.

2017-2018 Academic Year

Armitage, A. S. (2018). Outcomes of tuition resets at small, private, not-for-profit institutions (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Bacal, J. B. (2018). Understanding the reasons for and results of institutional studies on the status of female undergraduates on campus: Three case studies of elite universities (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Barcenas Jaimez, G. (2017). Child-centered play therapy with Latina/o children exhibiting school behavior problems: Comparative effects of delivery by Spanish-speaking and English-speaking counselors (Doctoral dissertation). University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

Bernstein, S. (2017). How low-income status interacts with new mothers’ awareness and usage of the New Jersey paid family leave policy (Doctoral dissertation). Columbia University, New York, NY.

Bonner, K. R. (2018). Making sense of belonging for Black undergraduate men on a predominantly White campus (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Brownbridge, J. D. (2018). Effective leadership practices for model continuation high schools: A qualitative study (Doctoral dissertation). University of La Verne, La Verne, CA.

Buchanan, S. (2018). The lived experience of middle school students engaged in student-driven inquiry: A phenomenological study (Doctoral dissertation). Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Colmenares, E. E. (2018). Affect(ing) the theory-practice gap in social justice teacher education: Exploring student teachers’ “stuck moments” (Doctoral dissertation). Columbia University, New York, NY.

Davari, A. (2017). Iranian leadership ideals: A culturally based leadership approach (Doctoral dissertation). University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Doggett, J. (2018). The citizen institution: The role of two small, nonurban colleges as anchors in their host communities (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Farris, V. E. (2018). “I wish they would . . . “: The role White student affairs professionals can play in disrupting systemic racism in the supervision of people of color in higher education (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Filipowski, C. (2017). A qualitative case study of airline pilot leadership behaviors and practices during crisis situations (Doctoral dissertation). Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ.

Fiore, F. L. (2018). Measuring the impact of TAACCCT Rounds 1 and 2 funding on completion, employment, earnings, and capacity building (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Fritz, C. J. (2017). Opening the door: Service-learning teaching assistants explore the unfamiliar and the meaning made from their service-learning experience: An interpretative phenomenological analysis (Doctoral dissertation). Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Grundy, M. S. (2018). The power of 37 words: Title IX in the era of heightened enforcement (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Guan, K. (2017). Assessing institutional efforts to culturally integrate international undergraduate students (Doctoral dissertation). Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Henderson, H. (2017). Gender disproportionality in K-12 school superintendent positions (Doctoral dissertation). City University of Seattle, Seattle, WA.

Hill, M. (2018). Social justice and the superintendency: A study of eight Los Angeles County superintendents (Doctoral dissertation). Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

Huston, W. (2018). Implementing education for sustainability in rural elementary schools: A collective case study of how leadership impacts the implementation of education for sustainability in rural elementary schools in northern New England (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

Jeffries, M. S. (2018). Destabilizing gender inclusive housing: A feminist poststructural policy analysis (Doctoral dissertation). Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Karaptian, S. D. (2017). An analysis of the knowledge and understanding of school safety measures, including arming school staff, as perceived by school staff in nine Michigan school districts (Doctoral dissertation). Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.

Kettler, L. K. (2018). External global forces that affect higher education internationalization strategies and how three U.S. universities adapt to them (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Lorenz, H. L. (2018). The compliance conundrum: Addressing student-centered compliance systems at small, private, tuition-dependent institutions (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Malone, C. (2018). Factors influencing nurses’ choice to instruct in nurse education programs (Doctoral dissertation). City University of Seattle, Seattle, WA.

Marrujo-Duck, L. E. (2017). Talking ourselves into outcomes: Teaching, learning, and equity in California community colleges (Doctoral dissertation). San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.

Meekins, E. A. (2017). Ball is life: Black male student-athletes narrate their Division I experiences (Doctoral dissertation). Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

Miller, N. P. (2018). Dear colleagues: Examining the impact of Title IX regulation, investigation, and public scrutiny on higher education administrators (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

O’Banion, L. K. (2018). Campus sexual assault and (in)justice: An inquiry into campus grievance professionals’ roles, responsibilities, and perspectives of justice (Doctoral dissertation). Portland State University, Portland, OR.

Oskar-Poisson, C. A. (2018). Preparing English educators to teach rhetorical analysis as a writing skill: A descriptive program analysis of New Hampshire institutions of higher education (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

Parker, M. G. (2018). The role of financial aid in promoting access to completion at the University of Utah (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Parsons, N. L. (2018). Beyond knowledge and skills: Addressing the dispositions of principals in New Hampshire institutions of higher education principal preparation programs (Doctoral dissertation). Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH.

Pedersen, D. G. (2017). The impact of abusive supervision on employee goal achievements (Doctoral dissertation). Northcentral University, San Diego, CA.

Rajmaira, C. R. B. (2018). Adaptive and breakthrough innovations in student affairs at small, private institutions (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Rozich, E. S. (2017). School leadership for social justice: Exploring the relationship between the beliefs and practices of school leaders in Title I schools and student achievement (Doctoral dissertation). Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, and San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

Schipani, P. D. (2018). A qualitative study of women’s career persistence and decisions that led to chief housing officer positions (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

Scire, D. (2017). Philanthropic foundations’ impact on the higher education completion agenda (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

Serrano, J. (2018). Reducing initial triage assessment wait time of emergency department patients on ambulance offload delay (Doctoral project). California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.

Spellings, M.  (2017). Counselors explore their attachment organizations: An interpretive phenomenological analysis (Doctoral dissertation). University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

Srba, K. V. (2018). Teacher education students: To what extent do they consider salary, working conditions, and preparation? (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Stroble, W. L. (2017). A case study of the transition of student veterans who previously had been unsuccessful in higher education (Doctoral dissertation). George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Violette, B. T. (2018). Influence of professional learning on the use of technology as inclusive practices (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

Washington, E. W. (2017). Student veteran undergraduate degree completers: A path to 36-month baccalaureate degree completion in the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill era (Doctoral dissertation). San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

White, B. W. (2018). Unmasking the Lax Bro: A look into an American university’s men’s lacrosse culture (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

Wilson, G. (2017). Comparing the use of direct assessment measures in institutional decision-making at 2- and 4-year institutions that use the ETS Proficiency Profile (Doctoral dissertation). San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

2016-2017 Academic Year

Accetta, A. R. (2017). Development of the global-self through collegiate recreational sports (Doctoral dissertation). Portland State University, Portland, OR.

Barhoum, S. (2016). National study of the most promising practices for community college developmental writing programs (Doctoral dissertation). San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

Brown, E. L. (2017). The impact of after school tutoring on math achievement: Perceptions of African American males and those who teach them (Doctoral dissertation). University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Buchanan, A. G. (2017). Restorative storytelling: A conflict resolution project (Master’s capstone project). Chapman University, Orange, CA.

Campbell-Foster, J. E. (2017). Cyberactivism and LGBT college students: Utilizing the Internet to engage in collective action (Doctoral dissertation). Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Corbett, P. (2016). The role of feedback within the superintendent evaluation process (Doctoral dissertation). Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Diabate, D. B. (2017). Internationalization on HBCU campuses and the role of presidential leadership (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Diaz, A. T. (2017). Student achievement in Title I schools (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

Edmunds, S. L. (2017). The relationship between participation in theatre arts and self-efficacy in adolescent women (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

Gordon, S. A. (2017). Knowledge, skills, and competencies required of effective and successful chief student affairs officers in contemporary and future higher education contexts (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Guerrero, S. R. (2017). What employers want and what universities teach: A comparison of UPAEP business programs and auto industry recruiting in the Puebla region (Doctoral dissertation). City University of Seattle, Seattle, WA.

Harrison, C. R. (2016). Designing effective professional learning for implementing the Common Core’s 4Cs (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

Hicks, J. M. (2016). The lived experiences of African American community college achievers in developmental education (Doctoral dissertation). University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

Jude, C. L. (2017). A quantitative survey of motivations behind athletic alumni giving in a historically Black university (Doctoral dissertation). Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ.

Kocanda, T. L. (2017). Foundation influence on Race to the Top policy (Doctoral dissertation). University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Kye, H. A. (2017). Using a multicultural social justice framework to analyze elementary teachers’ meanings of multicultural science education (Doctoral dissertation). Columbia University, New York, NY.

Lajeunesse, A. O. (2017). No one ever asked me that: Parent experiences with autism in early childhood special education (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

Lara, R. (2017). Impact of HSI designation on Latina/o graduate rates at 2-year institutions (Doctoral dissertation). San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

LeBeau, L. G. (2017). Exploring the comprehensive internationalization process of a U.S. higher education institution: A case study of an urban research university in the Midwest (Doctoral dissertation). Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Levi, M. C. (2017). The miseducation of the good girl: A feminist policy discourse analysis of the collegiate ideal for women post-World War II (Doctoral dissertation). Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Mahoney, E. E. (2017). Examining the impact of professional development on elementary teacher and administrator self-efficacy (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

McLaughlin, C. P. (2017). A movement against and beyond boundaries: Exploring the impact of transgressive teaching on the student affairs practices of White, heterosexual men (Doctoral dissertation). University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Mulrey, B. C. (2016). Increasing social problem-solving skills in early childhood (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

Nagtalon-Ramos, J. (2017). Attitudes and perceived incentives and disincentives to a graduate degree for BSN-prepared Filipino and Filipino American nurses working in the United States (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Naranjo, M. (2016). Roadblocks to a 4-year university: Understanding college undermatch and college choice process of first-generation, low-income high school Latina/o students (Doctoral dissertation). Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA and San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

Phillips, A. (2016). Smartphones and tablets: Patters of usage among college student populations (Doctoral dissertation). University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

Ponce, E. (2016). The voices of educators: An interview study of the implementation process of the English/Language Arts Common Core State Standards Initiative (Doctoral dissertation). Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

Purohit, K. D. (2017). Science teacher decision-making in a climate of heightened accountability: A rhizomatic case study analysis of two science departments in New York City (Doctoral dissertation). Columbia University, New York, NY.

Rando, S. (2017). “Just a para”: Exploring power relations in the work of paraeducators (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

Sauerwein, D. A. (2017). A sense of place on campus: Urban students find the stars at a small rural college (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

Schleper, R. E., Jr. (2016). Uncovering components of effective high schools through stakeholder and community exchange (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

Shannon, J. M. (2017). Influence of employee engagement survey results on business leaders’ decisions (Doctoral dissertation). Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Shumaker, R. A. (2016). Beyond competition: Examining the impact of background-defining, campus ethos, environmental, and non-cognitive factors on achievement of California community college student-athletes (Doctoral dissertation). San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

Sluis, K. A. (2017). Improving quality: How leaders advance student engagement at private, tuition-driven institutions (Doctoral dissertation). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Timm, R. W. (2017). Matriculation analysis of Latina/o college students enrolled in developmental education (Doctoral dissertation). San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

Wegner, J. (2017). The intersections and impact of professional development for women chief student affairs officers (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.

2015-2016 Academic Year

Bauer, K. L. (2016). The influence of faculty and staff messaging on Black male community college and transfer student success (Doctoral dissertation). San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

Lynch, M. (2016). Financial literacy in college undergraduates following the 2008-2009 recession (Doctoral dissertation). New England College, Henniker, NH.