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Dissertations and Theses from 2016

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Dissertation: Open Access: Latina Principals in Southern California: A Phenomenological Look into their Journey Towards Leadership, Fabiola Bagula

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Dissertation: Open Access: Spinning Straw into Gold: A Study of Resource Creation, Flow, and Conversion in a Nonprofit Collaboration, Elizabeth A. Castillo

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Multiple Meanings of San Diego's Little Italy: A Study of the Impact of Real and Symbolic Space and Boundaries on the Ethnic Identities of Eight Italian Americans, Thomas Joseph Cesarini

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Dissertation: Open Access: Curricular Instruction of Global Leadership at Colleges and Universities in the United States, Tara L. Edberg

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Dissertation: Open Access: Implementation of Operational Excellence: Challenges Related to Employee Perception and Organizational Culture, Ruben Fontes

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Mixed Methods Exploration of Minority Resource Eligibility for Half White Multiracial College Students, Nicholas Reyes Franco

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Dissertation: Open Access: Meaning-Making in Student Conduct Administration: A Developmental Perspective, Sean Robert Horrigan

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Dissertation: Open Access: Building and Maintaining Relationships Between Superintendents and School Board Members: The Approach of Two Public School Superintendents, Lamont Alexander Jackson

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Dissertation: Open Access: Campus Mental Health Practices and the Stigma of Mental Illness: A Quantitative Analysis of Student Affairs Professionals, Megan Krone

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Dissertation: Open Access: Clients as Voting Board Members: A Mixed Methods Examination of San Diego County Nonprofit Human Services Organizations, Elaine Marie Lewis

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: A Narrative Inquiry of Student Engagement and Learning in a University-Based Social Venture Plan Competition, Peter Gitonga Maribei

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Dissertation: Open Access: Transformative Models in K-12 Education: The Impact of a Blended Universal Design for Learning Intervention, Kai Monet Mathews

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Dissertation: Open Access: When Worlds Collide: Bringing the Native/Indigenous Transnational Nonprofit Leader to the Conversation, Christina E. Mitchell

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Leadership Developmental Networks of Professionals of Color: Contemporary Conceptions of Mentoring Relationships, Mai-Anh Tran Ngo

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Dissertation: Open Access: Clones in the MBA Classroom: Understanding the Relationship Between Culture and MBA Students’ Attitudes Toward Socially Responsible Business Leadership: A Mixed Methods Cross-National Study, Juan F. Roche

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Dissertation: Open Access: "Intonations of their Own Language": An Analysis of Leadership and Resonance in Two Progressive Young-Adult-Filled Congregations in the Pacific Northwest., D. Bethan Theunissen

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Dissertation: Open Access: Understanding the Role of Women as Leaders in Mexican Politics: Looking Back and Moving Forward, Rafael Tovar y Lopez-Portillo

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Dissertation: Open Access: Who Leads Nonprofit Organizations and What Does it Matter? A Mixed Methods Study of the Impact of Different Sector Experience on Nonprofit Leadership, Darrent Robert Tune

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Dissertation: Open Access: Understanding Women Leaders in a Male-Dominated Profession: A Study of the United States Marine Corps' Women Generals, Marianne S. Waldrop

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring the Intersection of Fat+Wom*n+Leadership: An Action Research Study, Jessica Jamese Williams

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Exploration of the Use of Photovoice-Inspired Techniques to Facilitate Narrative Leadership in a Small Group of Middle-Aged Women, Michelle M. Zive

Dissertations and Theses from 2015

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Thesis: Open Access: Leadership Cultural Values of United Arab Emirates-The Case of United Arab Emirates University, Ebtesam Ali Alteneiji

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring Strategies for Effective Advocacy: The Lived Experience of Leaders of Pakistani Non-Governmental Organizations, Rubina F. Bhatti

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Dissertation: Open Access: Women Experiencing Aggression From Women: A Mixed Methods Study of How Women Experience Aggression, How it Impacts Leader Efficacy, and How They Navigate Through it, Karen Kitchen Briggs

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Dissertation: Open Access: Blended Learning and Bottlenecks in the California State University System: An Empirical Look at the Importance of Demographic and Performance Analytics, Maureen Augusta Guarcello

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Relationship Between Toxic Leadership, Organizational Citizenship, and Turnover Behaviors Among San Diego Nonprofit Paid Staff, Melanie J. Hitchcock

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Dissertation: Open Access: Beyond Generosity: The Action Logics in Philanthropy, Jennifer Amanda Jones

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Development of Intercultural Maturity in Second Year College Students, Nicole A. Schuessler

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Dissertation: Open Access: Socially Responsible and Small: A Quantitative Study of Corporate Social Responsibility in Small and Medium Organizations in the United States, Abigail Sorenson Berk

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Dissertation: Open Access: Aspiring and Doing Activism Under Repressive Systems: A Narrative Inquiry of Former Student Activists, Kedir Assefa Tessema

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Thesis: Open Access: Good Kids, Bad City: The Examination of Crime Resistance in Low Income, High Crime, Communities of Color, Troy M. Williams

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Dissertation: Open Access: On Moral Imagination and Indigenous Wisdom: How Leaders Approach Moral-Ethical Tension in Post-Modern Bali, Alan James Yu

Dissertations and Theses from 2014

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Dissertation: Open Access: Facilitating Comprehension and Motivation by Engaging Adolescents as iPad Readers, Virginia M. Bauman EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Services for Parentally Placed Catholic School Students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, Julie Cantillon PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Role of Chief Diversity Officers in Institutionalizing Diversity and Inclusion: A Multiple Case Study of Three Exemplar Universities, Cynthia D. Dávalos PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Relationship between Perceived Toxic Leadership Styles, Leader Effectiveness, and Organizational Cynicism, James M. Dobbs PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Multi-Level Investigation of Leadership Effectiveness and Systems Awareness in the Leadership Circle Profile, Crystal L. Dujowich PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: We are Not Mahogany an Exploration of the Social Construction of Masculinity in Ugandan Meaning-Making, Nathaniel P. Dunigan PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Comparing Factors of Bachelor's Degree Attainment for First and Continuing Generation Students, Holly Gilbertson Hoffman PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Decision making and creativity: A qualitative study of MacArthur fellows, Leslie Hennessy Ph.D.

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Dissertation: Open Access: Convergence or Divergence of Values? A Comparison Case Study of Teacher Credentialing Programs, Rachel Homel Rice PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Beyond Biracial: The Complexity of Identity Construction for Women with One Black and One White Parent, Roxanne Kymaani

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Dissertation: Open Access: Engineering, Teaching, and Technology: A Nationwide Assessment of Instructional Internet Use by Engineering Faculty, Alexander Lehman PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Study Abroad as a Multifaceted Approach to Supporting College Sophomores: Creating Optimal Environments to Promote Intercultural Maturity, Jessica Luchesi PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Understanding the Development of Global Leadership Competencies, Andrea L. McMullen PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Tale of Two Schools: The Spiritual Development of Leaders in Protestant Seminaries, Patricia A. Rhodes PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Authenticity: Theoretical Considerations, Instrument Development, and Implications for Leaders, Lyn Taylor Peyton Roberts PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Comparative Study of Select Autism Advocacy and Research Organizations: Their Mission, Purpose and Focus Related to the Efficacy of Service(s) Provided to Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Peter Joseph Sciabarra PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Central and Secondary Struggles in Social Interventions: The Impact of Group Relations Learning on Real Life Practices, Ole-Kristian Setnes PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Educating the Whole Child: Evidence of Health and Wellness Instruction in the Schools Serving Low-Income Students, Andria M. Shook PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Do New Buildings, Equipment, and Technology Improve Student Outcomes? A Look at One Community College's Experience, Danene Twyman-Brown PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: "Parent trigger" Legislation in the United States: A Key to Parent Empowerment in the Local Context, Julie A. Zoellin Cramer PhD

Dissertations and Theses from 2013

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring the Impact on Students of Western Universities on Foreign Soil: A Case Study of Qatar, Richard Bakken PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Virtual Teamwork in a Business School Master's Program: Do Team Charters have an Impact?, Samuel Kyungjin Chung PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Coaching Teachers on Instruction: Developing Instructional Leadership Capacity within a Principal Preparation Program, John J. Franey PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Performance Assessment for Quality Teaching: Three Critical Variables for Measuring and Improving Teaching and Learning, Kathleen L. Gallagher PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Gambling in San Diego County: A Case Study, Michael Kelley PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Accounting for the Attrition of African American Males in an Academic Support Setting, Ronald R. Lancia PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Cultivating Compassion in Undergraduate College Students: Rhetoric or Reality?, Michael Lovette-Colyer PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Work/Life Boundary Management in an Integrative Environment: A Study of Residence Life Professionals Who Live at their Place of Work, Pressley Robinson Rankin IV PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Leadership for Innovation in the Memories Business: A Mixed Methods Study of a Hospitality and Tourism Marketplace, Lori J. Sipe PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring the Paradoxical Role and Experience of Fallback in Developmental Theory, Valerie Townsend Livesay PhD

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Thesis: Belonging, Believing, Being: A Journey Toward Social Justice, Stacey Lynn Williams

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Comparison of Predictors of Student Grades in Online and Face-to-Face Community College Courses, Pamela Kay Wright EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Data-Driven Decision Making: Teachers' Use of Data in the Classroom, Tammy Wu Moriarty PhD

Dissertations and Theses from 2012

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Empirical look at Recipient Benefits Associated with a University-Issued Student Leadership Award, Robyn L. Adams PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Motivation Beliefs Inventory: Measuring Motivation Beliefs Using Four Motivation Theories, David C. Facer Jr. PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Investigating the Impact of a Mentor Text Inquiry Approach to Narrative Writing Instruction on Attitude, Self-Efficacy, and Writing Processes of Fourth Grade Students in an Urban Elementary School, Christine Marie Kealoha Kane EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Graduate Student Experiences: The Impact of a Mixed-Cohort Format, Kacy Kilner Hayes PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Value-Added Study of a Federal Grant Program in Mathematics for Military Dependent Students, Jay C. Marquand PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Preparing Global Leaders: A Theoretical Model for Understanding the Development of Intercultural Competency, Cynthia Ann Martinez PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Advising to Promote Self-Authorship: Exploring Advising Strategies and Advisor Characteristics among New Student Affairs Professionals, Emily Marx PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Undergraduate Classroom as a Community of Inquiry, Cara Taylor Miller PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Investigation of the Effects of Writing Instruction in an Ungraded Informal Learning Environment, Samuel Patterson EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: What We Can Learn from the Lived Experience of Asperger's Syndrome, Craig Allen Talbot EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Toward an Integrated Self: Making Meaning of the Multiple Identities of Gay Men in College, Daniel Weston Tillapaugh PhD

Dissertations and Theses from 2011

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Dissertation: Open Access: What Do They Say? Students from a Private, Faith-Based, Four-Year University Share their Perspectives on College as a Mentoring Environment, Jeffrey Andrew Bolster EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Investigation of How Elementary School Teachers Make Data-Driven Instructional Decisions in Literacy, Cheryl Carangian Pham EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Experiential Education Approaches in Nonprofit Management and Leadership Education: An Examination of Master's Degree Programs Associated with the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council, Heather L. Carpenter PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Comparative Content Analysis of Five Spelling Programs in the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Grade, Katherine N. Davis EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Lived Experiences of 3rd Generation and Beyond U.S.-Born Mexican Heritage College Students: A Qualitative Study, Richard Galvan EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Perceptions of Leadership: An Analysis of College Students' Understandings of the Concept of Leadership, Paige Haber PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Tapping the Hidden Job Market through Informational Interviews: A Qualitative Examination of Students' and Professionals' Perspectives, Kimberly S. Hogelucht PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: How Working Mothers Negotiate Work-Family Conflict: An Exploration of Work Satisfaction, Home Life Satisfaction, and Partner Supportiveness, Karen Kramer Horning PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Study of the Impact of the Workplace Learning Function on Organizational Excellence by Examining the Workplace Learning Practices of Six Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Recipients, Cynthia J. Lewis EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: “Voluntary Sector-Rich” and “Voluntary Sector-Poor”: What Difference Does the Distinction Really Make?, Lindsey M. McDougle PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Parental Support of Latinos in Higher Education, Maria Lorena Meza PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploration of the Impostor Phenomenon in Law School Students, Owen Glenn Smith PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exploring the Growth of Text-Reading Fluency in Upper-Elementary English Language Learners during Instruction based on Repeated Reading, Katharine Staub Harrison EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Leadership for Social Change: Learning from Latina/Chicana Activist Educators, Marcia Venegas-García PhD

Dissertations and Theses from 2010

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Experiences of Expatriate Teachers in International Schools: Five Ethnographic Case Studies, James S. Anderson EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Using Internet Videoconferencing to Connect Fashion Students With Apparel Industry Professionals, Vera Bruce Ashley EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Revitalization, Reinvigoration and Motivation of Survivors in Changed, Restructured and Downsized Organizations: A Study of Leadership Challenges in Local Government, Ronald L. Baza EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Empirical Look at the Relationship between Personality Type and the Challenges of Telecommuting, Jacquelyn E. Brown PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Indigenous Leadership: A Talking-Circle Dialogue with Cree Leaders, Julia L. Buchanan PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Contributions of the Unwanted, Claudia Estela Chavez McKay PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Examining the Role of Meaning-Making and Cultural Competence in How Teachers Understand and Approach their Work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, Sarina Chugani Molina EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Social Capital and Economic Empowerment: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Relationship between Changes in the Value of Accumulated Assets and Measures of Social Capital among Rural South African Women, Robert Charles Gailey PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Investigation into Digital Media: Characteristics of Learning Objects which K-12 Teachers Determine Meet their Instructional Needs, Patricia Ann Guthrie EdD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Extending our Understanding of Social Belonging: College Students' Use of Technology, Psychosocial Well-Being, and Sense of Community in University Life, Sara Kathleen Henry PhD