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Dissertations from 2007

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Dissertation: Open Access: Experiences of Sacramental Marriage, James Patrick O'Brien EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Adapted Physical Education Enrollment Issues and Exercise Mediators for Students with Disabilities in San Diego County Community Colleges, Toni M. Pfister EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Investigation of the Community-Based English Tutoring Program (CBET), Barbara J. Pongsrikul EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Wherry Revisited: An Empirical Examination of the Nonperformance Factors that Influence Variation in a Performance Rating, Raymond B. Roll EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: I Teach What I Do, I Do What I Teach: The Experiences and Impacts of Teaching Artists, Patricia L. Saraniero EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effects of Instructor Immediacy in Online Learning Environments, Maria Schutt EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Mixed Methods Study on CBAM and the Adoption of Thin Client Computers by Adolescents, Cynthia Sistek-Chandler EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: What’s So Hard About Algebra? A Grounded Theory Study of Adult Algebra Learners, Michael Steele Reese EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Effect of Computer-Aided Instruction on Grades in Middle School Algebra, Patricia A. Taepke EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Relationship between Nurse Manager Leadership Attributes and Nurse Clinical Autonomy: Magnet Versus Non-Magnet Hospitals, Catherine A. Verkaaik PhD

Dissertations from 2006

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effects of Participating in Youth Theater, Mark Plato Arapostathis EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Reconsidering Academic Dishonesty: A Critical Examination of a Complex Organizational Problem, Tricia Bertram Gallant PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Gender Influences in the Graduate Classroom: An Investigation of Female and Male Student Perceptions, Gerald B. Blanton EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: What are they Saying: Voices from the Inner City? Lived Experience of Inner City African American Adolescents with Asthma, Othello Childress PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Resilience and Quality of Life in Taiwanese Survivors of Childhood Cancer, Li-Na Chou PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Beholding the Beauty of Self: The Psychological Integration of the Afrocentric-Self among African-American Females Socialized in a Eurocentric Aesthetic, Donna Lynn Cook PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Acts 2:42 in 2006: Examining Small Group Discussion in an American Mega-Church, Sheri Guseman EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Officers' Use of Leadership Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Training Course: A Replication Study, Terrence Eugene Hammond EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Older Single Women in Transition: Moving to a Supportive Retirement Community, Linda L. Hansen-Kyle PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Investigating Professional Development in Technology for Literacy Teachers, Michanne Hoctor EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Healthcare Encounters of Formerly Incarcerated Women: A Grounded Theory Study, Karen Sue Hoyt PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Personalization for English Learners at a Small Conversion High School, Mary Jewell EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Nurse Practitioner Adoption of Clinical Innovations, Rhoberta Jones Haley PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: They Who Persist: A Longitudinal Quantitative Case Study of a University Student Cohort, Kenneth J. Marra PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: So You Think It's Inclusion…Think Again: A Quantitative Analysis of Stakeholder Perceptions in Community Youth Organizations, Mary McAllister Shea EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Mentoring of Special Education Administrators, Deborah McDonald Toups EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Changes in Functional Status of Home Health Cardiac Patients from Admission to Discharge, Mary Rita McGoldrick PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

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Dissertation: Open Access: Clients' Expectations of Public Health Nurses' Home Visits, Eva G. Miller DNSc, MS, RN, PHN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Creativity Fostering Behaviors in the Nurse Educator, Barbara Neher Taylor PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: African American Father-Child Reproductive Health Communication, Nnenna Ohalete PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Connecting Art and Science: An Interdisciplinary Strategy and its Impact on the Affective Domain of Community College Human Anatomy Students, Kevin Petti PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Defining Health and Health-Related Behaviors Following a Near-Death Experience, Suzanne C. Robertson PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Exploration of Supportive Relationships in the Lives of Academically Successful Individuals with Autism, Jodi Ann Robledo PhD

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: How teachers define "highly qualified" for themselves and their profession, Johanna Kristine Rodenberg

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Dissertation: Open Access: Access to Care: The Experience of Community-Dwelling Older Adults Receiving Medicare and Medicaid, Mary Ann Simanello PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Reluctant Sorority: Stories of American Wives of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, 1965–1973. Lessons in Exercising Leadership in the Absence of Power, Steven L. Smith EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Dilemma of Disclosure for College Students with Attention Deficit Disorder, Teresa L. Spoulos EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Retrospective Evaluation of the Planetree Patient Centered Model of Care Program's Impact on Inpatient Quality Outcomes, Susan Stone PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Navigating the Rules of Clinical Practicum Work: An Interpretive Study of the Experiences of Associate Degree Nursing Students, Leonie L. Sutherland PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Relationship between Coping, Anxiety, and Quality of Life for Taiwanese Post-Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Patients, Heng-Hsin Tung PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Effects of Organizational Trust, Pablo Velez PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exercise Self-Efficacy, Stages of Exercise Change, Health Promotion Behaviors, and Physical Activity in Postmenopausal Hispanic Women, Pamela Wolfe Kohlbry PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Male Arab-Muslims Health and Health Promotion Perceptions and Practices, Abdel-Raheem O. Yosef PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Homeless Mothers' Perceptions of Parenting in Shelters, Sarah E. Young Whitaker DNSc, MSN, RN

Dissertations from 2005

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Dissertation: Open Access: Confronting the Intra-Racial Gender Gap: A Quantitative Study of the Impact of Gender on African American Students' Perceptions of Campus Climate at a Predominantly White Institution, Tiffany N. Carpenter EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Asian American Females in Educational Leadership in K-12 Public Schools, Dina Castillo Pacis EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Seeking Life Balance: The Perceptions of Health of Cambodian Women in Resettlement, Olivia Catolico PhD, MSN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Unintended Pregnancy Prevention and Active Duty Women, Min S. Chung-Park PhD, MSN, WHNP

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Dissertation: Open Access: Culture and Motivation in Online Learning Environments, Frances A. Clem EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Chronically Ill Adolescents' Involvement in Health Treatment Decision Making, Edna B. Domingo PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Linking Succession Planning to Employee Training: A Study of Federal Employees, Douglas E. Fenner EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: How School Counselors Gain Support to Implement Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Programs, Jo Ann Grant EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Enhancing Motivation Using the Constructs of Flow in Museum Education Activities, Maria C. Grant EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Examination of the Media's Framing of the Illegal Street Racing Issue, Kevin Andrew Igasaki EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Courage to Change: Striving for Magnet Hospital Recognition, Janet M. Jones EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: From Presence to “E-Presence” in Online Nursing Education, Lisa M. Kaiser PhD, MSN, BSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: High School Principals' Values and their Symbolic and Cultural Leadership Approaches to Character Education in China, T.C. Kao EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Incidence and Clinical Predictors of Risk Factors for Inappropriate Shock in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators, Shu-Ling Lo PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Reconciling Temporalities: A Substantive Explanation of the Origins of Difficulty in the Nurse Patient Encounter, Marilyn Theresa Macdonald PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Essential Features of Cultural Proficiency in American International Schools in Latin America: A Delphi Study, Rebecca McBride Bustamante EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Facing the Leadership Challenges on Decommissioning United States Navy Ships, Darren J. McGlynn EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Navigating the Change of Life: The Menopausal Transition of Thai Immigrant Women, Bulaporn Natipagon-Shah PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Connecting the Dots: A Study of an Innovative Principal Preparation Program's Impact on the Mental Models and On-The-Job Behaviors of Aspiring School Leaders, Rich Newman EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: How Leaders Use the Construct of Culture to Influence Change Resistance: A Study of a Planned Change Initiative in a Combined Government and Military Organization, Derek R. Noether EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effect of Embedded Metacognitive Prompts and Probes on Students’ Awareness in a Multimedia Lesson for Elementary School Students, Wendy Janine Parcel EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Managing Susceptibility to Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, Cynthia E. Perry PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Psychosocial Responses by Adolescent Male Victims to Peer Bullying, Karin Eve Reuter-Rice PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Being Whole: Aligning Personhoods to Achieve Successful Childbirth with a History of Childhood Sexual Abuse during Perinatal Services, Karla Kendall Richmond PhD, MSN, RNC, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: Nursing Students' Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Pain and Pain Management, Ruth L. Schaffler PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Role of the Chief Instructional Officer within the California Community Colleges, Patrick M. Schwerdtfeger EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Omesubel a Ureor: Workforce Development in Palau from Pre-Contact to 1999, Patrick Ubal Tellei EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Exploratory Study of Functional Status in Post Cardiac Arrest Survivors Discharged to Home, John J. Whitcomb PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Global Citizenship as a Function of Higher Education: The Demographic and Institutional Determinants in a Graduate Student Population, Jade G. Winn EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: To Be or Not to Be: Status of Guam's Middle Schools, Judith T. Won Pat EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Think First for Kids (TFFK): A Longitudinal Analysis of a School-Based Injury Prevention Curriculum, Dorothy L. Zirkle PhD

Dissertations from 2004

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Dissertation: Open Access: Organizational Structure and the Creative Process, Edward C. Bowen EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Creation and Development of an Afrocentric Christian College: Imani Kuumba College and Graduate School, Juanita M. Browne EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effect of Force Feedback on Student Reasoning about Gravity, Mass, Force and Motion, Linda Bussell EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effect of a Nurse Practitioner Intervention on Women Referred for Screening Mammography, Susan Renee Carlson PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: What Effect Does the Hampton Inn 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee have on Customer Loyalty?, Jeffrey Alan Carlstead EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Functioning among Taiwanese Families with a Child Having Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Jih-Yuan Chen PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Nobody's Ever Asked Me That Before: Middle School Students Talk about Motivation to Achieve in School Contexts, Erika Daniels EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Examination of Teachers’ Beliefs about Critical Reading and Academic Writing, Cindi Davis Harris EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Examining the Lived Experiences of Out Gay and Lesbian K-12 Educators, William DeJean EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Differentiation of the Causal Characteristics and Influences of Virtual Reality and the Effects on Learning at a Science Exhibit, Arlene de Strulle EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Total Resource Sharing among Collegiate and Public Libraries in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: A Narrative Case Study, Jimmie L. Ellis EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Webquest Design Strategies: A Case Study Measuring the Effect of the Jigsaw Method on Students’ Personal Agency Beliefs, Engagement, and Learning, James P. Frazee EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Explicit Writing Instruction: Effects on Sixth Grade Students’ Writing and Reading Achievement, Jennifer Hamby EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: AVID Program Graduates: Negotiating the First Year of College, Leslie J. Hays EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Finding Meaning by Participating in Decisions Affecting Us, Our Work and Our Lives: Lessons Learned at Mondragón, David Herrera EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Leaders' Influence on School Reculturing: A Case Study of an International School, Brian C. Matthews EdD

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: "Getting along in the world" : exploring future teachers' responses to children's literature through a framework of critical literacy, Cynthia A. McDaniel

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Dissertation: Open Access: Wresting and Arresting Sense in Academe: The Complicated Discursive Structures of Female Assistant Professors, Alana M. Nicastro EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Keeping Safe: Field Public Health Nurses' Perceptions, Karen Nielsen-Menicucci PhD, MS, RN, PHN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Postpartum Fatigue in the Active Duty Military Woman, Jacqueline D. Rychnovsky PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Efficacy of a School-Based Support Group on Adolescent Self-Esteem and Social Support, Julia Ann Smith PhD

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Roles and responsibilities of chiefs in the village council of chiefs within a village in American Samoa, Minareta Moananu Thompson

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Dissertation: Open Access: Two Perspectives on the Effectiveness of an Entry-Level Community Rehabilitation Training Program: A Comparison of Student and Supervisorial Perceptions, Howard D. Twomey EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Factors Influencing Middle-Aged and Older Latin American Women's Participation in Physical Activity, Stephanie Vaughn PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Implementing Student Learning Outcomes: The Link to Accreditation in California Community Colleges, Lori Waite EdD