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 2017

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

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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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A Multilevel Examination of the Black Middle Class, Segregation, and Neighborhood Crime, Claire A. Greene

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

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

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Damar on Fridays, Maja Sadikovic

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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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Does Truth Promote Peace? Toward a Greater Understanding of Truth Commissions as Transitional Justice Mechanisms in Post-Conflict Countries, Eric Royer

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

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

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Frida's Daughter, Myrta Vida

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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

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

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How African American Parents Prepare to Homeschool Their Children, Riquita Henry

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I’m Afraid to Tell You What I Really Think: An Investigation into the Feedback Withholding Bias Mechanism and Outcomes within STEM Settings, Deborah Lee

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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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In the Vatican Necropolis, Sarah Pitt

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Literary Pedagogies at UMSL: Combining Case Study with Personal Narrative, Elizabeth Miller

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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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Predictors of Cognitive Function Among Cognitively Impaired Older African Americans Living in Congregate Residential Settings, Zyra Daffodil Apugan