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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Re-reading, Re-writing, and Re-imagining Texts: Critical Literacy in a Kindergarten Classroom, Meredith Labadie

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(Re)Storying Ferguson: Youth Voices and Literate Lives, Katherine O'Daniels

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School Connectedness as a Moderator between Racial Microaggressions and Academic Performance for African American High School Students, Courtney Wilson

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Sistahs for Success: An Adult Education Intervention Program to Increase Career Decsion Self-Efficacy for African American Women, Traci L. Hodges

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Educational Games that Keep Score of Cooperative Performances, Theodore Alden Wohlfarth

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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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The Missouri Student Transfer Program, Howard E. Fields III

To Name Each Longing, Abigail Green

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ULEAD: The Effects of a Civics-Based Educational Program on Urban Youth, Rodney W. Smith, Aaron H. Willis, and Mario Pascal Charles

ULEAD: The Effects of a Civics-Based Educational Program on Urban Youth, Aaron H. Willis

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Under-Representation in Autism: An Examination of Educational Evaluation Practices for Black Students, Erika L. Ayanaw

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Validation of the Multilayered Gender Identity Questionnaires, Philip Eiseman

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White and African American Elementary Aged Student Perspectives of School Climate and the Relationship to Academic Achievement, Jeremy Spoor and Rachel Turney

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Women’s Sexual Initiation: The Impact of Gender Roles and Relationship Type, Sara Gonzalez-Rivas

Dissertations from 2016

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Another 40 Years of Inequity: Two-Tier Schooling as the Lasting Legacy of Desegregation Policy in St. Louis, Missouri, Renee L. Racette

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Best Practices in Student Persistence and Completion: A Program Evaluation of Three Student Services Units In a Rural Community College, Antionette Sterling and Felicita A. Myers

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Black Spaces in White Places: Toward Black Educational Imagination, Shenita Nicole Mayes

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Classroom Comics: A Five-part Narrative Recounting a Teacher Action Research Study Using Comics to Teach Academic Vocabulary in the Middle Grades, Charles Michael Phoenix

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Decision-making in the Foster Care System, Julie E. Bertram

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Doctrinal Dialogues: Factors Influencing Client Willingness to Discuss Religious Beliefs, Katherine A. Judd

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Empowerment of the Teen Parent: Policies and Practices of an Urban School Based Teenage Parent Program, Selena Elizabeth Washington

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Federal Involvement in Education Policy: An Analysis of Race To The Top, Angela L. Early

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Fidelity to the Cognitive Processing Therapy Protocol: Further Evaluation of Critical Elements, Courtney Chappuis Farmer

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From Poetry to Pedagogy: Exploring the Intersections of Disability Studies and Feminist Theories, Lauren Terbrock

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Heteronormativity and the Ideal Family, Ashton R. Snider