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Dissertations from 2020

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Book Groups and the Relational Engagement of Sixth-Grade Readers, Kathryn Contini

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The Perception of Elementary School Principals Regarding Constructivist Approaches, Deborah Daley

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Toward a Neurological Understanding of Metacognition, Philip Hulbig

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Elementary School Principals’ Experiences with Trust and Trust-building, Emily Luuri

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“My heart was like, write about this. There's no other way.”: Strengthening and Deepening Literacy Skills of Adults in a High School Equivalency Program through Creative Writing, Elizabeth Santiago

Dissertations from 2019

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The Principal’s Role in Expanding Multicultural Understandings in Predominantly White, Rural, Middle School Grades, Jacquelynne Chase

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Cultural Proficiency of High School Leaders in Relation to English Learners and Their Families in an Urban School District, Johanna Fawcett

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Understanding the First-Year Experience of Traditional-Aged, College-Ready Students at a Private, New England Liberal Arts College, Patrick Flynn

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Ecological Innovators: A Multiple Case Study Approach to Explore the Influencing Factors and Conditions Upon the Lives of Young People Who Innovate to Save the World, Pascha Griffiths and Pascha Marlin Griffiths Ph.D.

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Picturing Health; Picturing Life: Visual Illness Narratives of Women with Type 2 Diabetes, Sarah Gurley-Green

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An Examination of Francophone African-born Adult Immigrant Family Members’ Narratives Regarding Their Children’s Early Language and Literacy Development, Kimberly Joyce-Bernard

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The Perceptions of Private Special Education School Leaders Regarding Their Role in Promoting Self-Care and Renewal Practices for Themselves and Their Teachers, Theresa Melito-Conners

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Perceptions of Certified Central Office Administrators Who Choose Not to Apply for the Position of Superintendent, Felicia Moschella

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Perspectives of High School Photography Teachers Regarding Visual Literacy, Kristi Oliver

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The Perceptions of Post 9/11 Veteran Students Who are Parents Regarding the Role of Institutional Services in Bachelor Degree Completion, Alicia Marie Reddin

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In Their Own Words: A Narrative Inquiry into Part-time Master’s Degree Student Persistence, Erin Schroeder

Dissertations from 2018

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The Role of School Leaders in Creating a Learning Ecosystem Through School-Community Partnerships, Lisa DiMartino

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Action Research and Teacher Voice: A Pathway for Transforming our Schools Into Learning Organizations, Susan Inman

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The Development of Young Children’s Social Identity in an Era of Digital Tools, Sharon Rochelle Kaplan-Berkley

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"Can You Just Move the Curtain?": Stories of Women from the Educational Underclass at the College Door, Janet Kaplan-Bucciarelli

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Environmental Education in Urban Green Space: Understanding Educator Practice, Jennifer Klein

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Unlocking the Potential for Every Teacher to Lead: A Phenomenological Study of Informal Teacher Leadership, Jennifer M. Martin

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Teaching Literacy to Nonliterate Spanish-Speaking Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE): The Freire-UDL Literacy-Alfabetización Model and Guide, Maria João Mendes

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Harmonies and Dissonances: The Relationship between Values Taught and Values Experienced in Three Values-Oriented High Schools, Barbara Merson

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Mompreneur Immunity: An Exploration of Meaning-Making and Relational Support of Self-Employed Women with Children, Felicia Newhouse

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The Leadership of Principals and Their Influence on Student Learning in Public and Private Schools in Tripura, India, Pinto Paul

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Cultural Priming and Psychosocial Factors in the Achievement of Hispanic and White Students, Richard Peters

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An Investigation into Learning and Development Associated with Embodied Mindfulness, Kristen Picard

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Perspectives and Expectations of Native Spanish-Speaking Parents about Their Children's Education in An American Elementary School, Franklin D. Rothwell II

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The Way of the Artist Educator: Understanding the Fusion of Artistic Studio Practice and Teaching Pedagogy of K-12 Visual Arts Educators, Christopher M. Strickland

Dissertations from 2017

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An Examination of Educators' Perceptions of Host Country Cultural Dynamics in International Schools Abroad, Sharlene M. Fedorowicz

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Discovering the Leader Within: An Autoethnophenomenographic Study of Mindfulness in Educational Leadership, Alyssa Fraser

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An Examination of the Instruction of Religion Clause Issues in Massachusetts Teacher Education Programs, Matthew E. Henry

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The Perceptions of Elementary School Teachers Regarding Their Efforts to Help Students Utilize Student-to-Student Discourse in Science, Jennifer Lovejoy Craddock

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Art Teachers’ Perceptions of the Relationship between Personal Artistic Creative Work and the Practice of Teaching, Dianne Lynn

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Full Circle: A Portraiture Study of Three Successful Indigenous Educators and Community Leaders Who Experience Personal Renewal In their Practice of Cultural Restoration, Kathrin W. McCarthy

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The Effectiveness of General and Special Education Collaboration in Middle Schools, Kerri L. Olore

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Interdisciplinary Arts as an Agent for Community Building in a U.S. Public School, Ida Pappas

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Middle School Teacher Collaboration: The Intersection of Teacher Domain and Administrative Purview, Jessica Rintoul

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Understanding How Principals Shape Collaborative School Culture, Kerri-Lyn Sankey

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A Tradesperson’s Transition to Vocational Technical (VT) Teaching, Susan J. Sylvia

Dissertations from 2016

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An Exploration of Success Factors from the Perspectives of Developmental Mathematics Students, Stacy Atkinson

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Steps Towards Personalized Learning Using Online Asynchronous Technology: A Study of 7th, 10th and 12th Graders at a Small Rural School in Massachusetts, Michael Raymond Farmer

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Exploring Meteorology Education in Community College: Lecture-Based Instruction and Dialogue-Based Group Learning, Jason Paul Finley

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Technology Underutilized: Principal’s Role in Creating a Culture of High-Level Uses, Darlene A. Foley

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Men in a female-dominated profession: The lived experiences of Ghanaian male nurses in the United States, Daniel Kwadjo Frimpong

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Justice and Care: Decision Making of Medical School Student Promotions Committees, Emily Paige Green

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The Teacher's Closet: A Narrative Inquiry of Dual Identities of Lesbian and Gay Middle School Teachers in Georgia, Heather Ann Keilwitz

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Navigating the New American Classroom: How Adjunct Faculty Empower Themselves to Reach Out to the New Diverse Population of Students, Yvonne Macrae

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Adolescent Visual Voices: Discovering Emerging Identities Through Photovoice, Perspective and Narrative, Ann Mechem Ziergiebel

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Understanding Students' Chosen Literacy Practices During Non-Academic Times: An Ethnographic Teacher-Research Inquiry, Justin Robert Moyer

Dissertations from 2015

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Masculinities, Gendered Expression, and the Social, Emotional, and Academic Well-Being of High School Boys, Cynthia Bazinet

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Inequities, Resistance, and Motivations in Latin@ Teacher Trajectories: Implications For Latin@ Teacher Recruitment and Retention From A Testimonio-Based Study, Carla Borovicka

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Gender, Self-Efficacy, and Mathematics Achievement: An Analysis of Fourth Grade and Eighth Grade TIMSS Data from the United States, Jennifer Anne Evans

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Development in the Gap: A Case Study of Emerging Adults in Structured Gap Programs, Sara Flowers

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From Awareness to Action in the Elementary Classroom: Developing Culturally Relevant Content and Pedagogy, Rita Jarvis

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First Year Teachers' Use of Technology in Literacy Instruction: A Case Study, Emily Kearns Burke

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Relationship Between Individuals with a Brain Injury and Their Paid Caregivers: A Grounded Theory, Barbara Nadeau

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Reacting to Classroom Design: A Case Study of How Corrective Actions Impact Undergraduate Teaching and Learning, Mikael André Powell

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Understanding Principals' Use of Emotional Intelligence to Influence Their School Communities, Linda Pratt Maresca

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The Theatre Missionary: Exploring the Early Career Teaching Experiences of Theatre Educators through Artistic Inquiry, Robert Andrew Strickland

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Learning from Experience: A Critical, Collective Process Following International Short-Term Mission Travel, Nancy Vigander Winfrey

Dissertations from 2014

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Simulated Patients' Experiences with Verbal Feedback for First Year Medical Students and Residents: A Grounded Theory Study, Carol Fleishman

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BYOT and Me: Teacher Perceptions of a Bring Your Own Technology Initiative, Ilana Jones

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The Resilient Turn: College Students' Perspectives - A Phenomenological Inquiry, Perah Kessman

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The Influence of Nature Relatedness on Decision Making Regarding Mate Selection in College-Educated Young Adults, Nicole Lynn Kras

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Leading Between the Lines: Exploring the Development of Identity Among Literacy Specialists, Peter Joseph Lancia

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Shadow Work in Support of the Adult Developmental Journey, Robin Gregory McLaughlin

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The Experience of Emerging Adults in an Entry-level College Hebrew Course, Sarit Moskowitz

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Americans Teaching English: Reflections on Experience as Sojourners in Another Country, Catherine Nameth

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God, Family, and Social Justice Education: A Narrative Study of Adult Learners in the Deep South, Christen Victoria Warrington-Broxton

Dissertations from 2013

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Patient to Agent: A Phenomenological Approach to Understanding Emergent Adult Women's Experiences of Entering the Workforce, Kerry Akashian

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The Perceptions of Urban School Principles Regarding the Education of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Jean-Dominique Herve Anoh

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Learning from the Inside Out: A Narrative Study of College Teacher Development, Anne Benoit

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The Social Intelligence of Principals: Links to Teachers' Continuous Improvement, Joan McQuade

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Making Voices Visible: Teacher Research in a Community College Early Childhood Teacher Education Program, Debra Murphy

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I Am a Teacher Walking a Mile in Her Shoes: A Narrative Study of Teacher Identity, Amy Parmenter

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Factors Affecting the Retention of First-career and Second-career Science Teachers in Urban High Schools, Rosemary C. Rak

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Athletic Training: Instructors Perceived Preparedness for Teaching in an Athletic Training Education Program, Kevin Rooney

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The Meaning of Music-Making for Computer Scientists with a Serious Musing-Making Avocation: A Phenomenological Case Study, Varda Shaked

Dissertations from 2012

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Finding Voice: An Exploration of College Students with Learning Differences within the Context of Family, Lynn Abrahams

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Restorative Practices: Graduate Students' Perspectives Seen through a Transformative Learning Lens: A Dissertation, Craig W. Adamson

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Power and Authority in the Student-Instructor Relationship in a Restorative Practices-Based Graduate Program, John W. Bailie

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Portuguese as a Foreign Language: Teaching and Learning in the United States: A Dissertation, Celia Bianconi

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Joining the Academic Chorus: The Success of First-Generation Female Students at Private Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education, Sally A. Buckley

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Lesson Study: Restructuring Teacher Professional Development in the United States, Anthony G. Buono

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Culturally Responsive Professional Development for Latinas in Family Child Care: A Dissertation, Jody Figuerido

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Reflection in Physical Therapy Practice: A Phenomenological Inquiry into Oral and Written Narratives, Mary S. Knab

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A Living Citizenship Model for the Public Schools: The Philosophical Foundations of Friendship in the Works of Epicurus and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Debra Sherblom

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The Role of Elementary School Principals Supporting Teachers in the Instruction of Reading for English Language Learners: A Dissertation, Nadene B. Stein

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Behind the Scenes: Understanding Teacher Perspectives on Technology Integration in a Suburban District Technology Initiative: A Dissertation, John Woolard

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A Mirror of Recognition: How the Empathetic Relationship Between Dusty Springfield and Her Not-Straight Fans Facilitates their Identity Development, Nancy J. Young

Dissertations from 2011

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The Quest for a Meaningful “Special Education”: The Educational Journeys of Nine Students with Learning Disabilities from an Inaccessible Learning Environment to One that Enabled Them to Learn, Amy E. Ballin

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The Engagement Practices of Performing Arts-Makers: A Phenomenological Case Study of Prometheus Bound, the Rock Musical: A Dissertation, Peter J. Cormier

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Yoga in Higher Education: North American Educators and the Use of Yoga as Pedagogy: A Dissertation, Laura Douglass

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Creating a Learning Environment to Increase Early Adolescent Motivation: A Dissertation, Mark Logan

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Whatever Works: Teaching Adults with Learning Difficulties in Adult Basic Education Programs: A Dissertation, Susan Noyes Spear

Dissertations from 2010

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Text and Texture: An Arts-Based Exploration of Transformation in Adult Learning: A Dissertation, Enid E. Larsen

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A Study of the Effects of Peaceable Schools Curricula on Student Achievement in an Urban Middle School, David Nurenberg

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Authority, Leadership, and Peacemaking: The Role of the Diasporas: A Pilot Study of a Group Relations Conference: A Dissertation, Tracy Wallach