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 2023

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A Middle-Class Mother's Journey on Navigating the Educational System: The Impact of Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, and Class in Schools, Amy A. Hunter

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Effects of Adaptive Expertise on Counseling Self-Efficacy: The Mediating Role of Adaptive Performance, Jiaying Meyer

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Homegrown: Pastor Advocacy for Victims of Sex Trafficking, Julie Heifner

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See Me from Behind the Screen: Workplace Ostracism in a Remote Environment, Quiméka Nicole Saunders

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The Motherhood Crusade: Rural Low-Income Mothers, Support, and Empowerment, Christina Castellano

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Unleashing Your Power: Principal Support and Its Relation to Teacher Longevity In Hard-to-Staff Schools930, Tracy Smith (Available for download on Sunday, April 28, 2024)

Dissertations from 2022

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A Bright IDEA: Assessing Stakeholder Impact of Social Sustainability Strategies, Sara Theis

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Addressing Racial Trauma in Counseling: Perspectives and Lessons from the Field, Claire Martin

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An Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary Implementation of Evidence Based Practice in Prediabetes, Emily Sisco

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A New Life for UMSL’s African Instrument Collection, Brandon Elliott, Shane Devine, and Kieth Stephens

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An Examination of Summer Melt for TRIO Talent Search and Upward Bound Alumni, Jasmine D. Clay and Jasmine C. Lewis

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An Exploratory Multiple Case Study of Discipline Practices in a Major Metropolitan Public School District: A Look into the School to Prison Pipeline, Neil French, Kristin Calvert-French, Phyllis Jackson, and Erin King

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An Intersectional and Relational Approach to Investigating Narratives and the Suggestions of Cultural Sociology: How Young Black Men Make Sense of Violent Victimization and the Prospects of Help-seeking., Dale Aaron Dan-Irabor (Available for download on Saturday, December 07, 2024)

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Applying Retrieval Practice in Climate Change Education: How Retrieval-based Learning May Enhance High School Students’ Conceptual Understanding on Climate Change Topics, Mengyu Wang (Available for download on Saturday, December 02, 2023)

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Asthma in St. Louis: A Crisis of Equity, Ashley Maempa

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Bisexual+ Women of Color and Microaffirmations, Zori Paul

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Black Americans at a Crossroads in American Politics: Electoral Participation, Protest, and Policy Change, Tenille-Rose Martin

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Breadwinner Mothers of School-Aged Children during COVID-19: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Rebecca D. Miller

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Bridging the Gap: Informal Sex Education on TikTok, anne brown

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Comparative Performance of Food and Nutrition Security Operations, Maya Harter

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Correlates of Psychological Well-Being in Older Adults with Treatment-Resistant Depression, Selmi Kallmi

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Culturally Relevant Practices and Community: Increasing Minority Leadership in School Administration to Improve School Climate, Cassandra Suggs and Joy N. Rogers

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Eating Disorders: Creating a New Standard, Bree Carlton

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Implementing Depression Screenings with Uninsured African American Adults, Pamela Talley

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Evaluation of Pre-Procedural Phone Call Effectiveness Before a Colonoscopy, Rachel Schoelch