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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Dissertations from 2021

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Academic and Demographic Patterns of Students Placed in Early Algebra I Acceleration, Jill Smith

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An Education System Built on the Pillars of White Supremacy and Anti-Blackness: A Collection of Autoethnographic Studies Depicting How Black Kids Never Had a Chance, Abena B. Boateng, Ida B. Casey, Jamie C. Klupe, Julie C. Moorman, and Angeline Williams-Jackson

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Antonia Sentner's Fight Against Deportation: An Example of the Federal Government's Fight Against Communism, Claire Wehking

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A Study Analysis of a New Vitiligo Treatment: Patent WO 20200588091A, Shaikha Al-Mousherji

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At the Top of the Chart: A Composite Counterstory of Black Students’ Mathematical Success, Joslyn N. Richardson

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Attitudes Toward SARS-CoV-2 in Frontline Healthcare Workers and First Responders, Michelle Tiffany Arrington

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A Velvet Rope of Exclusion: The Delmar Divide, Madison Beirne

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Barriers to Post-Secondary Success, Douglas Swanson, NaJeana Henderson, and Maritza Sloan

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Bridging the Gap: A Closer Look at Educational Inequities and Strategies To Support African American Students, Terry Daily-Davis, LaChrisa Crenshaw, and Gina M. Jenkins

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Communicating Sustainability: Pollinators and North St. Louis Home Owners, Sarah Kelly and Tori Thoele

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Confronting and Dismantling Whiteness in Higher Education: A Grassroots Approach, Winnie Needham

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Documenting the Journey Towards Becoming an Anti-Racist White Educator, Heather McCord

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Equity and Ability Grouping: A Study of Whole-School Practices and Reflections on Vocal Music Education, Daniel Glossenger and Andrew Cowell

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Impact of Aging Information on the Continuing Education Preferences of Behavioral Health Clinicians, Nicholas Schmidt

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Madness and Sanity: Wisdom of Madmen and the Wise Men Madness in the 19th century, Norah Roudhan

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Nazi Germany and The Coalition Against Alcohol and Tobacco Use, Elli McElhannon

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Not Just Another Professional Development Session: Implementing Effective Social Justice Aligned Professional Learning for Educators, Jessica Bitting

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Religious Leadership: Agents of Social Change, Jacqueline Carter (Available for download on Thursday, July 28, 2022)

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Signing to Success: Developing Effective ASL Curricula in Secondary Public Education, Claire Sutterer

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Statistical Analysis of Birth Control Counseling Recipients, Aman Chishti

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Systems of Success: African American Women Prepared, Dawna Sturdivant Wharton

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The Church and Michael Brown: The Influence of Christianity on Racialized Political Attitudes in Ferguson, Missouri, Tyler Chance

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The Effects of Mobile Devices & Maker Projects on Middle School African American Students’ STEM Knowledge Base & Interest, Allen L. Savage Sr.

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Torches of Freedom and Gender Inequality, Amna Baghli

Dissertations from 2020

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Degree Completion of Underrepresented Minorities Majoring in Mathematics as a Function of Undergraduate Student Programs, Marnice Anthony