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Dissertations from 2023

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Questioning and Disrupting Narratives of Motherhood and Leadership: The Experiences of Deans, Presidents, and Other California Community College Mother-Leaders, Stefanie Johnson Shipman

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Dissertation: Open Access: Being Multicultural in the Workplace, Fiorella Morales

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Dissertation: Open Access: By Chameleonic Means; "Trust Based" Philanthropic Relationships, "The Business of Yes," As Experienced By Black Fundraisers, Novien Yarber

Dissertations from 2022

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Dissertation: Open Access: Correlates of Health Literacy and Perceptions of Burden Among Caregivers of Persons Diagnosed with Chronic Illnesses, Mubarak Aldawsare

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Dissertation: Open Access: HELMETS OFF: AN EXPLORATORY INVESTIGATION INTO THE PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITY OF BLACK NFL PLAYERS, Eugena Anderson

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Dissertation: Open Access: TRAUMA RECIDIVISM: THREAT ORIENTATIONS AND RECURRENT INJURY PERCEPTIONS, Molly Bauer and Ann M. Mayo

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Mitigation of In-Group and Outgroup Biases: Understanding the Perceptions of Educators on the Contact Approach Theory, Brigitte Blazys

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Dissertation: Open Access: Leaders of Change: An Exploration of Relationships Between International School Administrators’ Mindsets and Their Preferred Leadership Styles, Joe Brogan

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Dissertation: Open Access: Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experience of New Graduate Nurses Caring for Hospitalized Patients Living with Dementia, Geline Buenconsejo

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Dissertation: Open Access: Unconscious Bias in United States Marine Corps Leadership Doctrine: Examining Microaggressions Through Document Analysis, Patrick Butler

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Dissertation: Open Access: REMIFENTANIL PATIENT CONTROLLED ANALGESIA USE IN LABORING WOMEN: A FEASIBILITY AND ACCEPTABILITY STUDY, Joshua Carr

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Dissertation: Open Access: Cardiology Implications of ED COVID-19 Patients in an Underserved Rural Health Care Environment, Pedro Colio

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Description of Impostor Phenomenon in Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologists, Jeffrey R. Darna

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Dissertation: Open Access: Biomarkers and Factors related to Risk of Acute Kidney Injury, Mary Ann David

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Dissertation: Open Access: Interventional Radiology Procedures Without Sedation: The Nurse Experience, Catherine De Leon

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Dissertation: Open Access: EXECUTIVE PEER ADVISORY GROUPS: WHO THEY ARE? WHAT ARE THEIR BENEFITS? WHY DO MEMBERS JOIN AND STAY?, Andrew Feghali

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Dissertation: Open Access: Teacher Sensemaking in Times of Crisis: A Case Study of the Teaching of High School Ethnic Studies Classes During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Black Lives Matter Protests, Kay Flewelling

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Dissertation: Open Access: When "First, Do No Harm" Fails: A Restorative Justice Approach to Workgroup Harms in Healthcare, Pedro L. Flores

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Dissertation: Open Access: Academic Library Succession Planning in the University of California (UC) System, Crystal Goldman

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Dissertation: Open Access: EXAMINING THE CROSS-CULTURAL COMPETENCE OF UNITED STATES CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES ENGAGED IN DEVELOPING INDIGENOUS LEADERS: A MIXED METHODS STUDY, Craig W. Goodman

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Pontem Path: A Case Study of a Catholic Bridge Program Focusing on College Readiness, Sean Green

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Dissertation: Open Access: Patient Perception of Intensive Care Unit Discomfort, Essa Hakamy

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Dissertation: Open Access: BLACK BEYOND MEASURE: AN ANTIDEFICIT EXPLORATION OF CULTURAL CAPITAL WITHIN A NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS (NSBE) CHAPTER AT A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE INSTITUTION (PWI), Rhonda Harley

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Dissertation: Open Access: Understanding Food Waste Behavior and Ways To Influence Positive Change and Waste Reduction, David Hubinger

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Dissertation: Open Access: Transitioning Eating Practices of Older Adults, Michelle Lajoy Jackson

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Dissertation: Open Access: Breaking Boundaries: Investigating the experiences of Racially Diverse Low Socioeconomic Status Students through a Narrative Inquiry Approach, Ryan Jumamil

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Dissertation: Open Access: Transitions in Palliative Care: Referral Time and Healthcare Utilization in Advanced Stage Colon, Rectal and Lung Cancer Patients., Ann Lawani

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Dissertation: Open Access: Understanding the Benefits of Latino Giving Circles: An Emancipatory Research Study, Adriana Loson-Ceballos

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Dissertation: Open Access: Reaching for the Stars: A Constructivist Investigation of Astrology as a Tool for Self-Discovery in a New Age of Leadership, Cameron Martin

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Dissertation: Open Access: A STUDY OF THE CHALLENGES FACED BY STUDENTS WHO IDENTIFY AS REFUGEES WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED INTERRUPTED EDUCATION AND TRAUMA, Merdin Mohammed

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Dissertation: Open Access: Improving the Retention of United States (U.S.) Government Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Employees, Jeffrey Myers

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Latinidad and Agency of Voice: Latina Leader Identity Development, Cristina Padilla

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Technology as a Leadership Context: An Examination of Technostress and Group Performance, Sanket Patel

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Dissertation: Open Access: Adults with Preexisting Diagnosis of Heart Failure in the Environment of Coronavirus Disease 2019, Ronald Phillips

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Dissertation: Open Access: School Administrator Preparation in Special Education: A Cross-Case Analysis, Emily Ruiz

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Examining the Patient Preference Aspect of the Patient Experience Amid a Pandemic, Sheree Scott

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Dissertation: Open Access: Critical Mass of Women on Biotech Corporate Boards and Its Implication For Firm Performance: A Mixed Method Explanatory Sequential Study, Shesh Sharma

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Towards a Network Theory of Developmental Team Coaching: A Social Network Analysis of the Relational Influence Process of Team Coaching, Derek Taylor

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring the Impact of an Online Leadership Course on Japanese Undergraduates' Conceptions of Leadership, Ryosuke Watanabe

Dissertations from 2021

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Exploring the Decontamination Process for Reusable Medical Devices (RMDs), Rocelle Aglugub

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Experiences of African American Male Veterans Accessing Mental Health Treatment, catherine Baker

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: A Retrospective Analysis To Determine If Obstructive Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy is a Predictor of Length of Stay in Women Who Delivered in a MilitaryTreatment Facility, Elizabeth Boulette

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: The Strengthening of Civil Society: Nonprofit Capacity Building in The City of San Diego, Lyn Corbett

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Qualitative Exploration of the Patient Care Experience as Perceived by Hispanic Patients Receiving Care at a Safety-net Facility, Silvinia Cuizon

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Dissertation: Open Access: Espoused Versus Operationalized Organizational Values: A Case Study of Values Integration, Erik Dees

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Dissertation: Open Access: Personal Data Privacy and Protective Federal Legislation: An Exploration of Constituent Position on the Need for Legislation to Control Data Reliant Organizations Collecting and Monetizing Internet-Obtained Personal Data, Giovanni De Meo

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Dissertation: Open Access: Expanding Consciousness Across Disruptions: Developmental Leadership Coaches Growing Together Through Action Inquiry, Ilaria Distefano

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Dissertation: Open Access: Suicide Mortality of Emergency Department Patients, Briony Marie DuBose MHI, RN, LSS, BB

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Associations of Chronic Stress, Social Support, Health Behaviors and Metabolic Syndrome among Hispanic Women, Edna Esquer

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Dissertation: Open Access: Leadership Development in Saudi Arabia’s Private Sector: A Mixed Methods Approach, Khaled Hanaky

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Dissertation: Open Access: Does Winning Matter? An Examination of the Impact of Success on Former Student-Athlete Philanthropic Giving, Zach Harris

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Dissertation: Open Access: Grassroots Talent Development at La Maestra: Understanding the Perceptions of Leaders and Staff, Gorn Huvanandana

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Dissertation: Open Access: Strategies for the Improvement of Healthcare through Simulation, Roger Lankheet

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Dissertation: Open Access: Understanding the Benefits of Experiential Learning for Executive Leader Development: A Mixed Methods Approach, Bruce Loveless

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Dissertation: Open Access: Feasibility of Online Nutritional Counseling and/or Remote Self Weighing in Pregnant Women With Obesity, Rebecca Mattson

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Dissertation: Open Access: Reproducing the Status Quo in the Middle School English Classroom: A Critical Examination of Literacy Learning Via Personalized Learning Technology, Michele McConnell

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Dissertation: Open Access: Food Insecure COPD Patients and Healthcare Utilization: A Retrospective Study, Kristine Mendoza

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Dissertation: Open Access: Life Satisfaction: Aging Female Informal Caregivers of Persons with Dementia, Deborah Ann Monson

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Mental Health Correlates Among Pregnant Women Who Use Cannabis in the United States, My Hanh Nguyen

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Dissertation: Open Access: Using Visual Storytelling to Design Solutions-Based Approaches to Homelessness, Peggy Peattie

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Explanatory Sequential Study of Cadet Commitment at the United States Air Force Academy, Justin Pendry

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: The Lived Experience of Military Women with Chronic Pain: A Phenomenological Study, Sandra W. Peppard

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Dissertation: Open Access: Timing of Therapeutic Hypothermia & Short-Term Infant Outcomes, Brooke Rakes

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Dissertation: Open Access: Oneida College Lacrosse Players’ Perspectives of the Sacred Game of Lacrosse, Thomas Reed

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Dissertation: Open Access: Time to Medical Help-Seeking for Adults Who Experience Symptoms of Stroke in a California-Mexico Border Region, Jean Rockwell

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Inferentially Robust Look at Two Competing Explanations for the Surge in Unauthorized Migration From Central America, Nick Santos

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Pause; Pivot; Position: A Case Study about Higher Education Communication Strategies and Decision-Making Processes during Two Concurrent Crises, Kristin Scialabba

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Dissertation: Open Access: Neonatal Toxic Stress and Long-Term Neurodevelopment in Premature Infants, Rachelle Sey

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Dissertation: Open Access: Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Admissions for Adult Cancer Patients Post Outpatient Chemotherapy: Does the Oncology Nurse Navigator Make a Difference?, Sunny L. Stirling

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Dissertation: Open Access: Community Foundations as Community Leaders, Colton Strawser

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Dissertation: Open Access: Doing More with Less: A Quantitative Analysis of Mindfulness, Meditation, Sustainable Consumption Awareness and Practice among University Undergraduates, Teresa Van Horn

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Dissertation: Open Access: Head of School Retention in Independent Schools, Kevin Yaley

Dissertations from 2020

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring Intergenerational Value Changes across Three Generations of Emirati Women Using Focused Ethnography, Ebtesam Ali Alteneiji

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Dissertation: Open Access: Institutional Logics and the Double Bottom Line: A Study of Chikum Microfinance Bank Limited, Daniel Anyanwu

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Dissertation: Open Access: Health Care Access and Utilization by U.S. Farmworkers, Genesis Bojorquez

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Dissertation: Open Access: Treatments for Cancer Given Orally: Patients' Perceptions of Distress Due to Financial Toxicity, Ellen Carr

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Relationship between Race and Ethnicity and Serious Safety Events in Hospitalized Patients, Samantha Crandall

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Conocimiento in Community College Leadership: How Latina/Chicana Administrators Reclaim Agency in Contested Terrain Along the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Briseida Elenes

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Dissertation: Open Access: Do we all agree? A mixed-methods study of the impact of climate strength on psychological safety, team learning, and team performance, Taylor Harrell

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Glass Ceiling: Exploring the Leadership Journey of Men and Women in High-Tech, Shelia Faye Krueger

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Examination of Gaming Environments in Dungeons and Dragons Groups, Joe Lasley

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Dissertation: Open Access: La Maestra’s Circle of Care: Studying the Impact of an Integrated Service Model on the Health and Well-Being of Vulnerable Populations, Zara Marselian

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Dissertation: Open Access: Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in the Emergency Department, Nicole Martinez

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Examination of the Night Burn Clinic Transition to Nurse Practitioner Coverage, Kevin J. Maxwell DNP, FNP-BC

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Dissertation: Open Access: Patient-Specific Factors Associated with Surgical Delay in a Large Academic Hospital, Natalie Meyers

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Dissertation: Open Access: Navy SEALS - Crossing Cultures: Cross-Cultural Competence and Decision Styles, Robert Newson

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Dissertation: Open Access: Leadership Adapted: Towards an Understanding of How Western-Developed Leadership Theories are Translated and Practiced in the Modern Arab Middle East, Derek R. Olson

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Dissertation: Open Access: Veteran Specific Risk Factors for Delirium, Allison Perkins

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Dissertation: Open Access: Chronic Pain, Sleep Disruption, and Work Performance in the Military, Jeffrey Ransom

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Dissertation: Open Access: Pain and Spiritual Distress at End of Life, Kathryn Lee Robinson

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Construction of Student Mathematical Identity and its Relationship to Academic Achievement, Ann Trescott

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Improving Perioperative Pain in Bariatric Surgery Patients with use of Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) Blocks, Leslie Washington

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Dissertation: Open Access: Barriers and Facilitators to Opioid Use Treatment and Recovery Services During Pregnancy, Loralie Woods

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Dissertation: Open Access: Frailty and Post-Operative Outcomes in Adult Hip Fracture Patients, Melissa Yager

Dissertations from 2019

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Dissertation: Open Access: How Navy and Marine Corps Veterans Make Meaning of the College Choice Process in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Era, Derek Abbey

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Dissertation: Open Access: Patient’s Utilization of Health Information Technologies for Disease Self-Management, Mahmoud Hamzeh Altawalbih

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Dissertation: Open Access: Early Identification and Intervention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Using an Implantable Cardiac Monitor to Significantly Improve Guideline-Based Anticoagulation Therapy in an Outpatient Cardiology Clinic, Lisa Alvarez

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Lived Experience of Spiritual Well-Being Amongst Informal Caregivers of Persons with Dementia on Palliative Care Living at Home, Michael Baumgardner

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Dissertation: Open Access: Discursive Leadership: Exploring the "Black Box" Challenge in Transcultural Leadership Studies, Christopher Patrick Brown

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Development of Local Government Leaders: The Use of Competencies and Methods in a City Context, Dominika Bukalova