UMSL Graduate scholars are given the opportunity to highlight if their thesis or dissertation deals with cultural diversity issues or is culturally diverse. This is a collection of those self selected works.

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Academic Supports Preferred by Academically Struggling African American Students at a Predominantly White University, Ellen E. Meadows and Joan H. Ruppert

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Academic Supports Preferred by Academically Struggling African American Students at a Predominantly White University, Joan H. Ruppert and Ellen E. Meadows

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A Healthcare Provider Needs Assessment Regarding Transgender Patient Health for a Student Health Services Center, Dorothy J. Cochran

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A Mixed-methods Study of English Language Learners' Academic Achievements in a Spanish Language Immersion School, Ibtihal Salman

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Analysis of a STEM Education Professional Development Conference for Pre-service Educators, Pamela Atkinson-Hamilton

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Analysis of the Condition-Specific Regulation of Puf3p Activity and Puf3p-Mediated Translational Repression of mRNA in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Melanie A. Miller

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An Exploration of Merit Pay, Teacher and Student Satisfaction, and Teacher Performance Evaluation from an Instructional Perspective, Yunlin Lu

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An Inventory of Selected Mentor and Protégé Motivational and Effectiveness Characteristics at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), David Huston

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A Qualitative Case Study: Examining the Social and Cultural Impact of SISTERS Club, Andrea L. Barrale

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Art On A Cart: A National Mixed Methods Investigation Of Elementary Art Teacher Experiences And Perceptions, Heidi Kristina Lung

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A Study of Early Literacy Interventions on the College and Career Readiness of High School Students Identified as Struggling Readers in First Grade, Ann Michele Willott

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A Video Intervention for Professionals Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults, Allison R. Warren

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Best Practices in Student Persistence and Completion: A Program Evaluation of Three Student Services Units in a Rural Community College, Felicita A. Myers

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Classroom Comics: A Five-part Narrative Recounting a Teacher Action Research Study Using Comics to Teach Academic Vocabulary in the Middle Grades, Charles Michael Phoenix

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Collaborating on Web 2.0 Technologies: The Best-Fit Model for the Behavioral Intentions of Preservice Teachers, Lisa Jane Amundson

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Comparative Perceptions of Adult Learners in an Online and Face-to-Face Course, Paul Joseph Wilmarth

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Counseling Preferences and Health-Related Quality of Life of Young Adult Cancer Survivors, Jessica Zabell Taylor

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Decision-making in the Foster Care System, Julie E. Bertram

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DFT INVESTIGATIONS OF HYGROGEN STORAGE MATERIALS, Gang Wang

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DIFFERENCES IN STUDENT KNOWLEDGE AND PERCEPTION OF LEARNING EXPERIENCES AMONG NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS IN BLENDED AND FACE-TO-FACE CLASSROOM DELIVERY, Julieta A. Arano-Ocuaman

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Doctrinal Dialogues: Factors Influencing Client Willingness to Discuss Religious Beliefs, Katherine A. Judd

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Elementary Teachers’ Mental Models of Engineering Design Processes: A Comparison of Two Communities of Practice, Ann Piening McMahon

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Elucidating the Factors that Modulate the Distribution of Avian Haemosporida Parasites across a Community of Hosts, Matthew Christopher Ikaika Medeiros

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Examining School Counselor Advocacy for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students: An Assessment of Factors Toward Action, Jack Simons

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Experiences of Former Participants in Teen Advocates for Sexual Health (TASH), Celeste Nicholas

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Exploring the local and regional effects of plant diversity on plant herbivore interactions, Diego Salazar

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Exploring Whites' Recognition of Racial Microaggressions through an Existential Lens, Ashley Gold Parker

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Factors Influencing State Prescription Drug Policy, Rochelle Rene' Henderson

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Federal Involvement in Education Policy: An Analysis of Race To The Top, Angela L. Early

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Healthcare Use Self-Efficacy in Adults Who Are Homeless, Jared Ian Israel

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Implementation of Sleep Problem Screening in a Pediatric Primary Care Office, Jennifer Erin O'Donnell

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Informally Educating the Community: St. Louis Phyllis Wheatley’s YWCA Committee on Administration Speaks on the Decline of the Organization Through Historical Narratives, Cheryl Denise Osby

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Leading Character: An Investigation Into the Characteristics and Effective Practices of Character Education Leaders, Kevin C. Navarro, Amy Ellizabeth Johnston, Julie A. Frugo, and Brian J. McCauley

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Meeting Yourself Without Rose Colored Glasses: An Urban Charter, Apryll L. Mendez Gaskew and Shenelle M. Dubose

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Meeting Yourself Without Rose Colored Glasses: An Urban PublicSchool, Shenelle DuBose and Apryll Mendez

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Neonatal Isoflurane Exposure on Apoptotic Neurodegeneration and Long-term Behavioral Functions, Susan E. Maloney

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Nickel Catalyzed Homoallylation Reactions and Synthesis of Potent Inhibitors of YopH, Mahesh Prasad Paudyal

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Phylogenetics, morpohology, and genomic evolution in Physarieae (Brassicaceae), Sara Fuentes-Soriano

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Principals as Facilitators of Professional Development with Teachers as Adult Learners, Tonya Jamelle Jones-Clinton

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Quantitative Measurement of Reciprocal Social Behavior among Toddlers Aged 18 to 24, Rebecca Sarah Light-Pearlman

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Repercussive Discrimination: Racial Discrimination as an Explanation of Prevalent Homophobia Among Racial Minorities, Timothy E. Lewis

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(Re)Storying Ferguson: Youth Voices and Literate Lives, Katherine O'Daniels

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Role of Pseudomonas Produced Hydrogen Cyanide in Biological Control of Plant-parasitic Nematodes, Haytham Aly

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Sistahs for Success: An Adult Education Intervention Program to Increase Career Decsion Self-Efficacy for African American Women, Traci L. Hodges

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Synthesis and Characterization of Luminescent Cyclic Germanium Compounds, Teresa Lynn Bandrowsky

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Educational Games that Keep Score of Cooperative Performances, Theodore Alden Wohlfarth

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The evolution of floral symmetry across the plant order Lamiales, Jinshun Zhong

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The Importance of National Identity in Social Studies Classes in Puerto Rico: An Examination of Teacher and Student Perceptions of “Lo Nacional”, Jesus Daniel Diaz

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The Missouri Student Transfer Program, Howard E. Fields III

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ULEAD: The Effects of a Civics-Based Educational Program on Urban Youth, Rodney W. Smith