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Dissertations from 2018

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A Multilevel Model of Poverty, Community Factors, and Learning for Students with Disabilities., Randal Barnes

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Factors Related to Ethnocultural Empathy Among White Counselor Education Faculty: Implications for African American Male Students., Courtney R. Boddie

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Teaching With Citizen Science: An Exploratory Study of Teachers' Motivations & Perceptions, Georgia Bracey

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Pursuing the Professoriate: The Academic Career Development of Black Female Doctoral Students at Predominantly White Institutions, Jennifer Culver

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Promoting Student Empowerment through Autonomy Supportive Practices: Examining the Influence of Professional Development for Primary Grade Teachers, Diane Dymond

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Community Connections to Marine Heritage in China: Exploring the Factors that Influence Local Resident Support for Marine Heritage Conservation and Management, Aixia Feng

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Anti-Black School Policy Making: A Critical Policy Analysis of the Wellston/Normandy Merger, Eric Higgins

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Cultural Identity Silencing of Native American Identity in Education: A Descriptive Phenomenological Investigation, Katheryne Leigh (Available for download on Tuesday, October 22, 2019)

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Teacher Autonomy in a Site-Managed Charter School: Views of Autonomy, Autonomy Support, and their Educational Impact, Kristen Levin

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Does Seeing Matter? Exploring Pre-service Teachers’ Use of Self-Video as a Tool for Self-Reflection in the Study of Their Own Practice, Lynn Navin

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Teacher Talk: How Many White, Middle-class, Female Educators Perpetuate White Privilege in School, Theresa Nomensen

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Estimating WASI IQ Scores to Assist in Identifying Elementary School Gifted Students, Debra Garrett Pregler

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School Accountability and Equal Opportunity in Missouri, Bradley Ross

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Using Video Modeling to Teach Vocational Skills to Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Karl Schoenherr

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Indicators and Precipitators of Special Educator Satisfaction: The Role of Certification and Advanced Coursework, Jessica Spencer

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Poetics of the [Selves]∞: An Active Aesthetic, Alena Tunprasert-Ahrens

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The Impact of the Use of Science Notebooks in Conjunction with a Learning Progression-based Science Unit in an Urban Middle School, Reagan Williams

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The Role of Popular Culture in Preschool Children’s Emergent Writing/Composing: An Exploration of the Writing Process and Tensions Surrounding One Preschool Writing Center, Stephanie Winters

Dissertations from 2017

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Stress and the Resiliency of Teachers, Michelle L. Abiyou

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Under-Representation in Autism: An Examination of Educational Evaluation Practices for Black Students, Erika L. Ayanaw

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

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A for Academics or Athletics: A Critical Look at African American Male Student Athletes in Search of Identity, Tamekia Bush

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Design and Evaluation of a Course on Social and Emotional Learning and Classroom Management for Future Teachers in Colombia, Andrea Bustamante

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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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A Study of digital communications between universities and students, Perry D. Drake

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

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Inside the VA: How Workplace Training Evaluation Impacts Employee Performance, Timica Emerson

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The Missouri Student Transfer Program, Howard E. Fields III

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Elements of Moral Functioning in Sport and School, Christopher Funk

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How African American Parents Prepare to Homeschool Their Children, Riquita Henry (Available for download on Saturday, December 08, 2018)

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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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Analysis of a STEM Education Professional Development Conference for Pre-service Educators, Keeta Holmes, Pamela Atkinson-Hamilton, Tiffanni Durham, Gloria Hardrict-Ewing, Deborah Heisler, Christina Hughes, Rosalinda Williams, Lane Walker, Christopher Young-El, and Amy Dooley

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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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Exploring the Use of Technology to Support Literacy of Sixth Grade Students with Reading Disabilities, Jaime R. Inman

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Middle School Student and Teacher Perceptions About the Effectiveness of the Technology Integration in the Classroom, David R. Irby

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Re-reading, Re-writing, and Re-imagining Texts: Critical Literacy in a Kindergarten Classroom, Meredith Labadie

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Processing Motion: Using Code to Teach Newtonian Physics, M. Ryan Massey

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

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The Role of Integrated Curriculum in the 21st Century School, Kimberly Mohr and Robert W. Welker

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Psychometric Evaluation of the Counselor Supervisor Self-Efficacy Scale, Brittany Murphy

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

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Gender Identity Work: Oppression and Agency as Described in Lifespan Narratives of Transgender and Other Gender Non-Conforming Identified People in the U. S., Kathryn O'Brien (Available for download on Tuesday, November 27, 2018)

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

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The Relationship Between Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Romantic Relationship Quality, Dixie Dawn Phillips Meyer

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Providing Equitable Access to Education for African American Students: The Journey of One Administrative Team, John P. Raimondo

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Transformational Leadership: An Urban Leaders' Autoethnography, Joyce M. Roberts

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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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ULEAD: The Effects of a Civics-Based Educational Program on Urban Youth, Rodney W. Smith, Aaron H. Willis, and Mario Pascal Charles

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White and African American Elementary Aged Student Perspectives of School Climate and the Relationship to Academic Achievement, Jeremy Spoor and Rachel Turney

ULEAD: The Effects of a Civics-Based Educational Program on Urban Youth, Aaron H. Willis

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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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School Connectedness as a Moderator between Racial Microaggressions and Academic Performance for African American High School Students, Courtney Wilson

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

Dissertations from 2016

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Afrocentric Curriculum: A Paradigm for Healing and Education, Ameer Akinwale Ali

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The Paradox of Impoverished Missouri Schools: The School Districts in Missouri that Need More Often Get Less, William John Armon

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Sexual Orientation Microaggressions in High Schools, Marti Lee Baricevic

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

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An Effort Toward Collaborative Problem Solving in Teacher Candidates’ Practicum: Reflection in Action, Jerome Christopher Bollato

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Impact of a Growth Mindset Intervention on Academic Performance of Students at Two Urban High Schools, Lisa Brougham

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Perception of consultation among Professional School counselors, Teachers and Mental Health Professional Counselors, Brenda Lorraine Bryant

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LET’S GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: SUPPORTING PRIMARY AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS’ LANGUAGE THROUGH DIALOGIC READING, Jessyca Denise Bryant

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Supporting Students with Disabilities Entering the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Field Disciplines, Karen Marie Dishauzi

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The Relationship between Intercollegiate Coaches’ Servant Leadership and their Athletes’ Ethically-Related Sport Orientations and Behaviors, Lyman (Lee) Estel Ellis III

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Learning language with technology in a hybrid university EAP course, Jerol Brent Enoch

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What Happens In the Classroom?: How School Culture Influences and Impacts Professional Development and Teacher Practice, Dawn Kasal Finley

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High Ability Visual Artists: A National Mixed Methods Study of Secondary Art Teacher Training and Practice, Jennifer Christine Fisher

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I AM My Sister's Keeper: Considering the Experiences of African American Women Educators Working in Predominantly White Public School Systems, Lelia L. Flagg

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The Illumination of Racial Understandings as Revealed in Teacher Education Students' Interpretation of Written Text, Carolyn Marie Fuller

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Characteristics of Early Non-persisting Developmental Education Students in the Community College: A Nested Analysis, Joseph George Grailer

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Missouri's Missing Education Policy: Support Systems for Districts with High Student Mobility Rates, Mary Lee Hardy

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Integrating digital literacy and traditional print text: A focus on struggling readers during guided reading, Andrea Heckman-Hughes

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Children Who are Deaf Deserve Researched Based Education, Cheryl Ann Hermann

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Predicting Purpose: An Examination of Early Predictors of Progression and Career Choice among First-Year Nursing Students, Iris Hinderliter

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Invisibly Visible: A Study of African-American Females and their Ascent to the Superintendency, Tracy M. Hinds

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Retention and Persistence in Higher Education: An Exploratory Study of Risk Factors and Milestones Impacting Second Semester Retention of Freshmen Students, Tyson Ray Holder, Sean Jeremy Chism, Theresa Keuss, and Natissia Shonte Small

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“MIND THE GAP”: THE STANDARDIZATION OF MASTER-LEVEL EDUCATION COMPETENCIES AMONG HUMANITARIAN AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS, Polina Kadatska

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A Study Of The Impact Of An Electronic Classroom Response System On Student Participation In Class Discussions And Response On Course Assessments., Robert Kuschke

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An Evaluation of the Implementation Process of a Response to Intervention (RTI) Model among Grade Three Students and their Study of One Topic of Mathematics in an Elementary School, Leola Lawrence

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The Writing Development of Multilingual Youth in a Spanish Immersion School, Angela Billur Layton

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Conceptualizing and Validating the Character Virtues Index (CVI), Mark Allen Liston

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Substance Use Behaviors of College Students: Differences by Living Arrangement, Marcus B. Long

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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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Addressing the Tension Between Open Access Admission and Improving Retention Rates at Crowder College, Earl Ray Macam and Brittany Lynn Neunuebel

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Elevating Teacher Quality: Teacher Tenure Reform Applying Lessons from Other Fields, Kevin M. Martin

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Black Spaces in White Places: Toward Black Educational Imagination, Shenita Nicole Mayes

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Factors that Affect Reattempting the Emergency Medical Technician Cognitive Certification Examination, Kim Darlene McKenna

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Below the Surface of Special Education Administrator Turnover, Amy Meeks

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Classroom Communities of Practice, Angela Marie Muse

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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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The Relationship Between Mobile Device Usage and Couple Satisfaction, Emily Kathryn Oliveira

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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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The Impact of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on Equitable Title I Services for Nonpublic School Students, Joycelyn Patrise Pugh-Walker

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UP IN SMOKE: USING IN-SCHOOL TOBACCO EDUCATION AND MEDIA LITERACY TO REDUCE SMOKING INITATION AMONG 7TH GRADE STUDENTS IN A SUBURBAN SETTING, Cynthia Ford Pulley

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Character Education and Adolescents' Moral Identity Development (Actual and Ideal), Amani Faisal Qashmer

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Another 40 Years of Inequity: Two-Tier Schooling as the Lasting Legacy of Desegregation Policy in St. Louis, Missouri, Renee L. Racette

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SUSTAINABILITY OF A LONG TERM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, Christine E. Ries

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Amalgamating Critical Thinking and Online Communication, Brian Eric Rockette

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Exploring the Interactions Between Writing Pedagogy and Technological Knowledge in Online Writing Consultation, Christopher Ryan Schott

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Trends In Mathematics Enrollment And Achievement Gap In St. Louis Area Public High Schools, 2000 - 2014., Victoria V. Shearing