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 2020

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More than Just Words on a Screen: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Understanding Effects of Race-Related Media, Melinda Kittleman

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Psychological Factors Related to Physical Activity in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Tyler Pendleton

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PTSD Symptom Interaction Among Victims of Interpersonal Violence: A Network Analysis, Robert Graziano

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Public Opinion on Capital Punishment, Sydney Young

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

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

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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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The Masks We Wear in the Workplace Masquerade: An Examination of Antecedents of Facades of Conformity and the Impact of Abusive Supervision, Kevin Sansberry II

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The protection of children and their rights: A comparison between the United States and Costa Rica, Abigail Rothweiler

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Women’s Sexual Satisfaction in the Context of Midlife Relationships: Examining an Ecological Model and Intergenerational Caregiving, Katherine M. Arenella

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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A Means to an End: Adding Value to the Preference Debate, Laura Miller

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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

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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