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Dissertations from 2020

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Teaching Perspectives of Faculty Members at Arab Universities: Andragogy and Islamic Humanism, Layla Goushey

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Elitnauristet Yuutllu Calillgutkut Elitnaurluki Elitnaurat: Yup’ik Peoples and Public-School Principals in Southwestern Alaska, A Quantitative Survey of Cultural Values, Anthony Graham

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DeVerne Calloway: “I am a Teacher---I will Teach”, Holly Hick

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Focus on Youth: Awakening Youth Voice & Engagement in Community Heritage through the Implementation of a Youth Participatory Empowerment Model, Amber T. Hurd

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Is the Setting Important?: A Systematic Review of Academic Achievement in a Variety of Educational Settings, Shannon Jeralds

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Explaining Relationships Between Stress and Resilience in Pharmacy Students, Rebecca Jones

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Engaging Middle School Emergent Bilinguals in Language Awareness: A Practitioner Researcher Study, Carol Lickenbrock

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A Quantitative Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Global Online Professional Development Course to Enhance 21st Century Skills in STEM Instructional Design, Chris Link

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The Effect of Using Virtual Manipulatives on Students’ Ability to Mentally Compare Proper Fractions, William Wilson McNeary III

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The Development of Science Identity in Undergraduate STEM Majors: A Case Study of Urban High School Students, Charles McWilliams, Benjamin Nims, and Kathleen Dwyer

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Help Seeking for Mental Health Problems in Mental Health Counselors: Prevalence, Barriers, and Predictors, Carol A. Miller

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Measuring the Impact of Cognitive Behavioral Coaching with Nonverbal Immediacy on the Self-Efficacy of Undergraduate Students in STEM Courses, Christopher Miller and Melissa Joy Benton

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The Impact of Teacher Beliefs on Classroom Technology Use: A case study on the interplay between teachers’ beliefs about students and technology and their classroom technology practices with a primarily minority student population, Tracee Miller

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Searching for a “home”: Examining the Experiences of Confucian Asian College Students with Third Culture Kid Backgrounds, Yuima Mizutani

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Intersex Experiences, Activists’ Perspectives, and Counseling Implications, Cynthia J. Mulit

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Using Online Interventions to Address Summer Learning Loss in Rising Sixth-Graders, Scott Osborne and Robert Shaw

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A Comparison of the Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Post-Training Outcomes of Traditional Behavioral Skills Training and Asynchronous Remote Training, Dani Pizzella

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Participation in Sporting Activities as a Mechanism for Enhancing Science Instruction, Erin Roades

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The Effects of an Experiential Learning Course on Secondary Student Achievement and Motivation in Geometry, Chanua Ross and Ted Gray

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Academic Field Influence on Acquisition of Global Awareness in Undergraduate Study Abroad Students, Tim Schmalz

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Academic Honesty, Professional Integrity, and Undergraduate Engineering Students: Exploring the Connections, S. Amy Skyles and Jeffrey W. Jennings

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Anxiety, Attributions, and Marital Quality: A Mediation Model, Tara Vossenkemper

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Racial Battle Fatigue and Black Male Higher Education Administrators, Joshua Walehwa

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Music Education as a Strategy to Narrow the Achievement Gap: A Causal-comparative Analysis of Band and Choir Enrollment and Academic Achievement of Low Socioeconomic Status Students, William Zwikelmaier

Dissertations from 2019

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Generative Pedagogies: Activating Learners through Student-centered Practices, Jason Becker, Heather N. Klein, Vielia M. Jeffries-Evans, Jessica T. Pilgreen, and Jane A. Zappia

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Supervisory Working Alliance as a Predictor for Counselor Burnout: The Potential Mediating Role of Supervisee Nondisclosure, Amanda Bohnenstiehl

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An Examination of Disingenuous Deeds by St. Louis Public Schools 1945-1983, Michael Brown

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Can Free College Programs Level the Playing Field? An Exploratory Study of Understanding Non-Economic Persistence Barriers for Low-Income Students, Alan Byrd

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The Colin Kaepernick Effect: Socio-cultural Tension Over Patriotic Views Within K-12 Education, George Calhoun

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Kids These Days: Increasing Youth Engagement in Community Heritage and Social Justice Through the Implementation of a Youth Participatory Empowerment Model, Melanie Canaday-Talley, Lindsay Clemens, Amanda J. Dworak Rowland, Mary Gillis, Curlinda Mitchell Blacksheep, and Jancarlos Jose Romero

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Community Schools in St. Louis Then and Now: Exploring the Influence of Family, School, and Community Engagement on Student and Community Outcomes, Kimberly Ann Carothers

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Accessibility to Resources for Homeless Documented Immigrant Families: A Case Study, Antaniece P. Carter

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The Heritage Leadership Process: Exploring Meaning Making and Social Emotional Competencies in Heritage Interpretation and Education for Sustainability, Lynn Cartmell, Tonia Herndon, Thomas Moffatt, and Katy Mike Smaistrla Lampe

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Environmental Science and Culture: Exploring the Factors Contributing to the Pro-Environmental Behavior of Rural Youth, Michelle Donlan, Elizabeth Flotte, and Patricia Silovsky

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Key Experiences and Non-monetary Resources Impacting Stakeholder Satisfaction, Growth, and Effectiveness in Educational Settings, Michelle Farell, Claire Crapo, and Skyler Wiseman

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A Silent Epidemic with No Voice: Alzheimer's Education in an African American Midwest Community, Sandra D. Fields

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Evolving an Ecological Way of Thinking: Social Interactions and the Construction of Environmentally Sustainable Behaviors in Adolescents During Expeditionary Learning, Jennifer Fruend

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Transforming Professional Development for Today's Educational Environment, Amy L. Geurkink-Coats and Richard A. Regina

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The Influence of Social Capital on Community Sustainability in Meacham Park, Missouri During 1996 -1999, Sheila Green-Samuels

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Impact of a Web-Based Instructional Module of Alzheimer’s Disease within Seven Content Knowledge Domains, Joyce Haynie

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Equitable Access in Education: Access to Joy, Choice Options, and Strong Neighborhood Schools, Noah Hollenkamp, Albert J. Sanders Jr., and Lindsay Schuessler

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An Exploration of Trust in Community Leadership Contexts, Richard Hudanick, Kimberlie M. Straatmann, Michael Miller, Andrea Harper, and Joshua White

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African Centered Education, The Maji Shujaa Online Academy: A Descriptive Case Study, Beverly Jackson

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The 5E Swipe Emancipation from Welfare Dependency, Jarvis James

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The Impact of Structural Supports on the Success of Students of Color in the K-16 Educational System, Brandis Jones and Sherry Holmes

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A Black African Teacher’s Experiences in America: Examining the Lived Experiences of a Black African Teacher Working in a Midwestern Public School, Valentine Malumbila

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The Relationship of Self-Directed Learning Readiness and Completion of Officers in the Army War College Distance Education Program, Kevin Mangan

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Effect of Integrating Adult Learning Concepts and Curriculum Structure into Customer Service Training for Specialty Pharmacy Employees, Caroline McCallister

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Building Community in Online Faculty Development, Jennifer McKanry

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The Process of Oral Academic Discourse Socialization and Workplace Enculturation of International Graduate Students of Business, Denise Mussman

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In-groups, Out-groups and the Challenge of Increasing Diversity through Intentional Inclusion and Equity Practices: Exploring the Roles of Urban Land Managers, Affinity Groups, and Alaska Residents, Susan Newton, Amy Markle, and Laurie Stuart

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Using African Cultural and Liberating Concepts, Sean Nichols

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The Attitudes and Learning Styles of Adult Learners to E-Instruction of the Spanish Language, Brian Santos

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Innovative Teaching Practices to Accelerate Student Learning in the Areas of Literacy and Science, Michelle Simmons and Paris Bouchard

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Understanding Chinese International Undergraduate Students’ Experiences at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, Yujia Wang

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The Effect of Union Affiliation on Salary for Female Community College Faculty, Kathleen Kanz White

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Fostering Critical and Creative Thinking in the Elementary Social Studies Classroom: Teaching Social Justice Through the Lenses of Power and Oppression and Site-Based Experiences, Julia R. Wilkins and Chelsea D. Witwer

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From Midterms to Naptime: An Autoethnography of the Affects of Intersectionality of an African American Single Parent College Student, Jovon Willis

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The Effect of Emotional Intelligence and Adversity Intelligence on Mental Health, Life Satisfaction, Career and Interpersonal Success among Chinese Adults, Yuyang Zhao (Available for download on Tuesday, October 15, 2024)

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Curriculum Analysis: Hardin Middle School Math, Michael Zitzer

Dissertations from 2018

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“…But You Don’t Know Me Like the Sun; You’ve Never Seen My Horizon” (Bennett, Cole, Segal, and Warner, 2015, Track 3): Exploring the Invisibility of a Hyper-Visible Black Woman in Education, JaNae' Alfred

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

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What About Us? For Girls Between Worlds: How Black Girls Navigate White High Schools, Cryslynn C. Billingsley

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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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How School Counselors Cope with Student Suicide: A Qualitative Study, Sara Carpenter

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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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Teacher Retention: Advice from Missouri's Top Districts, Joshua Flores

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

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An Analysis of African-American Faculty Experiences During the Tenure Process, Katrina M. Hubbard

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The CS Teacher Evaluation Model: Exploring Teacher and School Leader Perceptions and a Model for Improving Teacher and Student Growth, Mustafa Icel

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The Core Competencies for Chinese Language Teachers in Taiwan: A Multiple Criteria Decision Making Approach, Ying-hua Lan

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Cultural Identity Silencing of Native American Identity in Education: A Descriptive Phenomenological Investigation, Katheryne Leigh

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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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Resilience and College Persistence: Characterizing Students Who Have Failed Courses, Mary Merrifield

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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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Unmasking Whiteness: Progressing Toward Cultural Responsiveness Within a RTI Framework, Melinda F. Scheetz

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

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Validation of the Barkley Deficits of Executive Functioning Scale-Short Form, Brian Sheble

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Experiences of African American Women and their Ascension to Senior Academic Leadership Positions in Higher Education Institutions, Jennifer Simms

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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

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Teacher Perceptions of Ability in Implementing a Culturally Responsive Educational Practice for Culturally Linguistically Diverse Students with Dis/Abilities, Melanie Ziebatree

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