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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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

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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