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 2016

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I AM My Sister's Keeper: Considering the Experiences of African American Women Educators Working in Predominantly White Public School Systems, Lelia L. Flagg

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Invisibly Visible: A Study of African-American Females and their Ascent to the Superintendency, Tracy M. Hinds

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Learning From Ferguson: African American Attitudes Towards Community Policing in Saint Louis, David Graham

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Learning language with technology in a hybrid university EAP course, Jerol Brent Enoch

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Predicting Purpose: An Examination of Early Predictors of Progression and Career Choice among First-Year Nursing Students, Iris Hinderliter

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Race, Neighborhood Context, and Drug Enforcement: A Mixed-Method Analysis of Racial Disparities in Drug Arrests, Shytierra Gaston

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The Role of Money and Endorsements in Same-Sex Marriage Ballot Initiatives, Jessica Lorraine Loyet Gracey

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The Writing Development of Multilingual Youth in a Spanish Immersion School, Angela Billur Layton

"We Talked About the Light", Victoria Isabella Walls

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Your Words or Mine: Discourse Conflicts for Speakers of African American English, Tamara D. Wells

Theses from 2015

Adaptive Preferences are not Irrational, Sarah Beach

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A NARRATIVE OF A TEACHER’S AWAKENING OF CONSCIOUSNESS: LEARNING TO BECOME AN EFFECTIVE WITNESS, Wendy Lynn Freebersyser

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ARTHUR L. WASHINGTON, TWENTIETH CENTURY EDUCATOR AND CHANGE AGENT AT SUMNER HIGH SCHOOL, Herman Leo Harris

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Attitudes toward Aging Sexual Expression in Nursing Homes: An Exploration of the Older Adult Resident Phenomenon, Angela Marie Schubert

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Autobiography of Heavy Water, Candise Whitley Henson

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Behind Closed Doors: The Mask of Antiracism in Presentation and Practice, Kevin Murray

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Cognitive Coaching as Form of Professional Development in a Linguistically Diverse School, Alla Gonzalez Del Castillo

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Cultural Conceptualizations of the Trauma Response: The Role of Locus of Control, Religiosity, and Religious Coping, Yu-Feng Emily Hu

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Educational Entrepreneurship As Reform Strategy for St. Louis Public Schools from 2003 to 2009, Nathalie Henderson

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Examining School Counselor Advocacy for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students: An Assessment of Factors Toward Action, Jack Simons

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Illuminating the Experiences of African-American Nursing Faculty Seeking Employment in Higher Education in Nursing, Vanessa Loyd

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IN SEARCH OF SPIRIT: THE MAKING AND MEANING OF GAY SPIRITUALITY, David Willilam Hart

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Investigating the Utility of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention with Men on Probation or Parole, Reginald Wynn Holt

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Korean Migrant Youth Identity Work in the Transnational Social Field: A Link between Identity, Transnationalism, and New Media Literacy, Sujin Kim

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Reading Achievement and Family Literacy Behaviors of Black Boys, Paula Denise Knight