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 2019

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

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A Dynamic Approach to Understanding Immigration, Ethnicity and Violent Crime in Chicago Communities, Saundra Trujillo

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

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An Exploration of Contextual Factors of Weight-based Discrimination Against Business Leaders, Ellen Hermann Lynch

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A Silent Epidemic with No Voice: Alzheimer's Education in an African American Midwest Community, Sandra D. Fields (Available for download on Thursday, December 03, 2020)

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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 (Available for download on Thursday, December 02, 2021)

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Depression in HIV-positive Individuals Living in a Residential Housing Community, Danielle Njeri

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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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Evaluating the Delivery of Diabetes-Related Care Among the Asian Population, Lyly Bui

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Evaluation of a Brief Online Alcohol Intervention for College Students: The Role of Race-Specific Normative Feedback, Racial/Ethnic Identity, and Readiness to Change, Jacob Scharer (Available for download on Sunday, July 10, 2022)

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Examining the Gender- and Sexuality-Related Cognitive “Stuck Points” of Men and Women with Experiences of Adult Sexual Assault: Implications for Cognitive Processing Therapy, Marin Beagley

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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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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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Groundless, Niara Jackson

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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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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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Of Bones and Air, Sydney Garrett (Available for download on Tuesday, March 16, 2219)

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Race-based Trauma Care Training for Veteran’s Health Administration Nurse Practitioners, Vanessa Loyd

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Same-sex Sexual Coercion among Women: The Impact of Minority Stress on Perpetration and Victimization Experiences of Women of Diverse Sexual Identities, Allison Kirschbaum

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

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