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Dissertations and Theses from 2018

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Dissertation: Open Access: Educating Boys in Jamaica: In Search of a New Lens, Marcia Sharon-May Chin

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Dissertation: Open Access: Iranian Leadership Ideals: A Culturally-based Leadership Approach, Azadeh Davari

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Dissertation: Open Access: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Teacher Experiences and Impact on Student Learning, Jessica Denton

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Dissertation: Open Access: Formerly Incarcerated Adults in Higher Education: A Life-History Study of a Restorative Approach to Prisoner Reentry, Robert Michael Ehnow

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Lebanese Diaspora: An Exploration of Assimilation and Success in the United States, Elissa Haddad

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Dissertation: Open Access: Understanding the Decline in Participation in Fraternal Organizations: A Mixed Methods Approach, John Hinck

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Resiliency of Highly Mobile Military Children: Implications for Military and Education Leadership, Kim D. Hunt

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Dissertation: Open Access: Command Climate and Ethical Behavior: Perspectives from the Commandant's of the Marine Corps, Brian Kerl

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Dissertation: Open Access: African American Women Baccalaureate Success: A Reflective Look at Pre-Collegiate Years Influencing Transition, Persistence, and Degree Attainment, Leilah K. Kirkendoll

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Dissertation: Open Access: Tracing the Change Process: Fostering and Sustaining Student Affairs Cultures of Assessment, Margaret Leary

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Dissertation: Open Access: Bullies and Allies Near the Playground: Mothers' Experiences of Aggression in Their Children's Schools, Mara Vicente Robinson

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Dissertation: Open Access: Performance Feedback: How Structure, Culture, and Agency Affects Feedback, Angelica Sleiman

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Whole New World: Students with Disabilities Transition to Postsecondary Education, Warren Whitaker

Dissertations and Theses from 2017

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Dissertation: Open Access: Neither Here nor There: Transformational Leadership and Cultural Intelligence in Presidents of U.S. Accredited Universities Located in Foreign Countries, Jeff Bourgeois

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Dissertation: Open Access: Low-Fee Private Schools in West Africa: Case Studies from Burkina Faso and Ghana, Corinne Brion

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Impact of After School Tutoring on Math Achievement: Perceptions of African American Males and Those Who Teach Them, Eric L. Brown

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Dissertation: Open Access: Managers' Responses to Formal and Informal Talent Management Practices: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study, Adriano Manuel Cabral Ferreira Polonia

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Empirical Look at the Impact of Course and Faculty Characteristics on Student Evaluations, Travis J. Degheri

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Dissertation: Open Access: When Rules and Common Sense Collide: Expressions, Roots, and Impact of Informal Civil Society in Ukraine, Svitlana Krasynska

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Dissertation: Open Access: Faith and Homelessness: Examining the Influence of the Faith-Based Component of a Transitional Housing Program on the Attitudes and Behaviors of Homeless Men, Douglas Edward Luffborough III

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Walking With the Invisible: How TESOL and Communities of Practice Can Create Change Across the California College System, Mark Manasse

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Movement Against and Beyond Boundaries: Exploring the Impact of Transgressive Teaching on the Student Affairs Practices of White, Heterosexual Men, Conor McLaughlin

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Dissertation: Open Access: Examining Hybrid-Gift Philanthropy in Division I Intercollegiate Athletics: A Mixed Methods Study, John Thomas O'Sullivan

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Mindfully Impacting Transformation: Mindfulness Strategies for an Adult Leadership Academy in a Low-Income Community, Corey Alexander Pahanish

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Dissertation: Open Access: Locked Up: Parallel Correctional Officer, Deputy, and Inmate Decision-Making Experiences in County Jails, Mariko Catherine Peshon

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Examining the Joining of the Separated: A Case Study Toward a Conceptual Framework on Attachment Theory and Authentic Leader Development, Rodric Smith

Dissertations and Theses from 2016

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Thesis: Open Access: Islamophilia: Challenging Prejudice and Promoting Mutual Understanding, Lallia Allali

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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