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Dissertations from 2017

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Meaning Makers: A Mixed-Method Case Study of Exemplary University Presidents and the Behaviors They Use to Create Personal and Organizational Meaning, Barbara E. Bartels

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The Role of Communication in Strategic Planning at California Community Colleges, Linda M. Carvalho Cooley

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Job Retention and Job Satisfaction at the Behavior Therapist Level Working in ABA Companies in the Home Setting, Melissa M. Dauster

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Transforming Conflict: A Grounded Theory Study of Six Behavior Domains of Leaders in Five Different Fields, Scott A. Dick

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The Perceptions of High School Principals in Three Central and Northern California School Districts on the Implementation of Restorative Practices and Resistance to Change Through the Theoretical Lens of Kotter’s Eight-Stage Change Model, Dena M. Fiori

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The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on the Leadership of Public School Superintendents, Antoinette Fulcher Gutierrez

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The Impact of Male Gender Dissonance on Women’s Potential Eligibility for Advancement to the Position of Community College Chief Executive Officer, Sam Garzaniti II

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Factors Affecting Mental Health Seeking Behaviors of Law Enforcement Officers, Vincent M. Haecker

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Exploring the Motivations That Influence First-Generation Latino Immigrant Students to Seek a College Education, Maricela Hernandez

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Exemplary Leadership: A Mixed-Methods Case Study Discovering How Female Chief Executive Officers Create Meaning, Stephanie A. Herrera

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Meaning Makers: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of Exemplary Chief Executive Officers of Engineering Technology Organizations and the Behaviors They Use to Create Personal and Organizational Meaning, Sandra Kay Hodge

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California’s Local Control Funding Formula and the Local Control and Accountability Plan’s Principally Directed Mandate, David L. Howland Dr

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Competencies for Competency Based Higher Education: A Delphi Study, Cathryn Grammer Margolin

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Impacting Learning for 21st Century Students: A Phenomenological Study of Higher Education Faculty Utilizing a Service Learning Approach, Christina D. Marshall

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The Leadership Behaviors of a Successful NCAA Division I Water Polo Coach: A Phenomenological Study, Scott T. McCall

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Students With Intellectual Disabilities Accessing Postsecondary Education Settings: Promoting Education Equity: Seeing Students for Their Ability First and Supporting Their Development as Contributing Members Into a Diverse Society, Kathleen N. Mercier

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Alternative to Exclusionary Discipline: Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)—A Delphi Study of Riverside County School Districts’ Directors of Student Services, James D. Pike

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The Effect of Professional Learning Activities on Implementation of California’s Quality Professional Learning Standards in Alignment With the Local Control Funding Formula Priority 2, Sadie Pinotti

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Barriers to Reducing the Digital-Use Divide as Perceived by Middle School Principals, Robert E. Presby

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The Lived Experiences of Leading Edge Certified Elementary School Teachers Who Use Instructional Technology to Foster Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, and Communication in Their Classrooms: A Phenomenological Study, Natalie A. Ruddell

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Exploring the Impostor Phenomenon's Behavioral Characteristics: How Do Gay Male Leaders and Impostors Cope?, Donald B. Scott

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The 2015 Model Principal Supervisor Professional Standards: Transforming the Role of Principal Supervisors, Melanie Stringer

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A Social Constructionist Inquiry Study on the Lived Experiences of Educators with Dyslexia Overcoming Workplace Barriers and Increasing Their Capacity for Success, Kathryn R. Taylor

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Authentic Leadership Behaviors Contributing to Job Satisfaction of Elementary School Principals and Elementary Special Education Teachers, Penny M. Tharpe

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Meaning Makers: A Mixed-Method Case Study of Exemplary Police Chiefs and the Behaviors They Use to Create Personal and Organizational Meaning, Rose Nicole Villanueva

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Improving Special Education Outcomes through Policy, Teacher Practice, and Student Support: A Qualitative Study, Barbara J. Wolford

Dissertations from 2016

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School Connectedness, Language Acquisition and Academic Success: A Study of English Language Learners' Experiences at a Comprehensive High School, Philip M. Alfano

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Tales from the Field: A Phenomenological Study on the Unique Challenges Iraq/Afghanistan PTSD Veterans Experience While Attending a Community College in Southern California, Nick N. Arman

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Preparing Future Leaders: An Ethnographic Study Exploring the Culture of Succession Planning and Leader Development in Christian Higher Education, Andrew Barton

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A Qualitative Study to Discover and Describe Conflict Strategies Used by Exemplar Community College Presidents to Proactively Transform and Resolve Conflict as They Attempt to Shape the Future, Karen J. Bolton

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Emotional Intelligence: A Leader's Impact on Productivity in a Distribution Environment, Herbert Callahan

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A Qualitative Study of Factors Promoting Doctoral Attainment of Second-generation Mexican American Males from California, Jorge Chavarin

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The Role of the Secondary Principal as a Transformational Leader in High Performing, Project Based Learning Schools in California, Daniel P. Ching

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Understanding Millennial, Generation X, and Baby Boomer Preferred Leadership Characteristics: Informing Today’s Leaders and Followers, Lee-Volker Cox

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Sine Qua Non: Emotional Intelligence as the Key Ingredient to Effective Principal, Kelly P. Davids

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A Qualitative Study Analysis on How Utilizing a Token Economy Impacts Behavior and Academic Success, Solomon DeFrancis Dr.

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The Relationship of Communication Styles of Millennial Employees with the Communication Satisfaction and Perceptions of Communicator Competence of Their Supervisors, Edward R. De La Torre

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The Impact of Principal Leadership Behaviors on the Efficacy of New and Experienced Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage Middle School Teachers, Melanie A. Dopson

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Exploring the Lived Experiences of Exemplary National Blue Ribbon Elementary School Principals in Improving Student Learning Through Effective Coaching Conversations With Their Teachers: A Phenomenological Study, Colleen Flavin

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Labor Market Responsiveness of Washington Community & Technical Colleges, Erin Frasier

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Common Leadership Responsibilities of Principals of Successful Turnaround Schools, Jezelle Fullwood

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A Qualitative Study to Discover and Describe Common Ground Strategies Used by Exemplar Law Enforcement Leaders to Proactively Transform and Resolve Conflict as They Attempt to Shape the Future, Christopher M. Fuzie

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Exploring the Strategic Implementation of Common Core State Standards in Small School Districts of Northern California, Michael A. Gulbransen Dr.

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A Qualitative Study on How Washington State Mayors Transform Conflict, Darin Hand

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The Impact of Coaching on the Leadership Practices of California Public School Superintendents, Michelle Harmeier Dr.

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A Qualitative Exploration of the Workplace Culture of Women in Information Technology Careers, Andrea Hemphill-Merrills

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Teachers' Perceptions of Mandated Curriculum: Common Core State Standards, Ruth Hirsch

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Emotional Intelligence and Self-Efficacy in Military Leaders, Kelly A. Hudson

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From the Voices of California Female High School Principals: Examining Barriers and Support Systems in a New Era of Educational Reform Through the Lens of Activity Theory, Janice M. Jones

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Disrupting Poverty: The Impact of Academic Optimism and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors on Student Achievement in California High-Poverty Secondary Charter Schools, Derek King

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Building Structure in a Land without Rules: A Delphi Study to Decipher the Best Avenues to Diminish Cyberbullying in a Middle School Setting, Dave A. Kline Dr.

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Generational Learning Style Preferences Based on Computer-Based Healthcare Training, Michaelle H. Knight

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Going from Breakdown to Breakthrough: Human Resource Professional's Perspective of Conflict in K-12 Public Education, Denise E. LaRue

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The STEM Teacher Shortage: A Case Study on Recruitment and Retention in Two California Counties, Lily Lembo

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A Look At Grit: Teachers Who Teach Students with Severe Disabilities, Donna Baker Martin

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From the Voices of California Female Superintendents: Examining Barriers and Support Systems in a New Era of Educational Reform Through the Lens of Activity Theory, Jennifer L. Martin

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A Case Study of the Challenges and Strategies of Rural School Superintendent/Principals in California, Christine McCormick

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Recruiting Best Practices in Prospecting: Developing the Skills Necessary to Recruit an All-Volunteer Army—A Delphi Study., Jeremy E. McMullen Dr.

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Implementation of the 4Cs of 21st Century Learning Skills within the Blended Coaching Model, Shannon M. Miller

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The Correlation Between Emotional Intelligence and Decision Making Among Military Police Officers, Ricardo H. Miranda

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How Knowledge of Accountable Care Organization Requirements Impact Ability to Meet Patients Needs in Southern California-based ACOs, Debra Moysychyn

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An Ethnographic Study on Undergraduate Business Students’ Perceptions of Transformational Leadership Modeling in the Classroom, Dennis Nichols

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Elementary Administrators’ Perceptions of the Blended Coaching Model on Their Development as Transformational Leaders, Alma Noche

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An Ethnographic Investigation on How Chief Nursing Officers Use Transformational Leadership to Lead and Support New Nurse Graduates, Susan Pailet

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A Mixed-Methods Study Examining Effective Practices for Increasing Secondary Student Enrollment in Career and Technology Education Courses, Richard E. Radcliffe Jr

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A Case Study of Latino Immigrant Employment in the California Central Valley, Alfredo Saldivar

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Stakeholders' Perception of the Organizational Culture, Leadership, and Community Factors That Have Led to the Barn Theater's Sustainability in Porterville, California, Mary J. Shaw

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An Analysis of Transformational Leadership Skills of Marketing, Sales, Human Resources, and Information Technology Leaders in Relation to Their Job, Ramendra Singh Dr.

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A Delphi Study of the Understanding of the Definition of Student Success in California Community Colleges and Its Impact on Practice, Susan Topham

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Examination of the Collaboration between Career Technical Education and Core Teachers in Linked Learning Pathways, Lucia M. Van Scyoc

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Exploring the Lived Experiences of Exemplary National Blue Ribbon Elementary School Teachers in Improving Student Learning Through Effective Coaching Conversations With Their Principals: A Phenomenological Study, Kristin Watson

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Transforming to 21st Century Learning Environments: Best Practices Revealed through a Study of Exemplar Schools, Kelly S. Wilbert

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Exploring the Perceptions of Leadership and the Effect on Employee Engagement, Lindsay Yossef

Dissertations from 2015

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A Delphi Study: Technology Leadership Network’s Perceptions of ISTE Essential Conditions for Technology Integration in Professional Learning Communities, Amna K. Ahmad

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What Superintendents Should Do to Position Their Districts to be Prepared for the Changing Nature of Technology in the Next Ten Years: A Delphi Study, Ean Ainsworth

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Waste Management in California Jails and Prisons, Antoinette D. Bland

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Tactile Learning: Touch and Touch Self-Efficacy in College Dance Instruction, Alyson J. Cartagena

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Assessment of Risk Factors and Mitigation to Adoption of the California Community College Online Education Initiative, Scott J. Conrad

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A Delphi Study that Measures the Effects of Principal Tenure on School Culture at the High School Level, Dr. Patricia M. Custodio

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A Phenomenological Investigation of Professional Development and the Impact on Elementary Principals Instructional Leadership, Isa DeArmas

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Investigating the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) and Technology Leadership Capacities of K-12 Public School Principals, Randall Depew

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Parents’ Expectations of Developmentally Delayed Children With Special Education Needs (SEN) When Transitioning Into and Out of the Public Middle School Environment, Areza C. Enea

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Secondary Administrators' Perceptions of the Blended Coaching Model on Their Development as Transformational Leaders, Janine Ezaki

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Identification of Employee Engagment Practices Viewed as Critical to Retention: A Cross-Generational ComparisonO RETENTION: A CROSS-GENERATIONAL COMPARISON, Sharon R. Floyd

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Comparison of Beginning Teachers' and Experienced Teachers' readiness to IntegrateTechnology as Measured by TPACK Scores, Heather S. Fontanilla

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Accountability Model for Alternative Education Settings, Victoria Ford

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Catalyzing Change: Identifying Action to Accelerate Collective Impact Progress in San Bernardino County, Stephanie Houston

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Transforming Student Retention in Higher Education Online Programs in California Community Colleges: A Delphi Study, Felix A. Kalinski Jr

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A Delphi Study of an Effective State Assessment Method for Continuation High Schools, Edison L. Kelly

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“Meeting Proficiency – Can Elementary Schools, With Subgroup of Students with Disabilities, Exit Program Improvement After 2014?” “A Study to Determine if Instructional Strategies and/or Inclusionary Practices, and Principal Support of These Practices, Contributed to Schools Reaching Safe Harbor, Meeting AYP Benchmarks or Exiting Program Improvement in the 2012-2013 School Year.", Carolyn Lindstrom

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The Impact of Realignment on Property Crime: Perspectives of Chiefs of Police, Daniel S. Llorens

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Qualitative Study of the United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment, Webster F. Nicholson Jr.

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Teachers’ Perceptions on the Use of Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol as a Districtwide Professional Development Reform, Christina Portillo Dr.

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A Qualitative Study on Effective Strategies for Building Positive Relationships in the AVID Classroom, Jennifer Ramos

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Knowledge of Special Education Law Among Administrators in a Southern California Special Education Local Plan Area, Suruchi Singh

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Parental Expectations and Perspectives as They Relate to Their Children with Special Education Needs (SEN) During Transition From Early Intervention/Preschool to Kindergarten, Arika Spencer-Brown

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The Superintendent as Transformational Leader: A Case Study Analysis of the Strategies, Initiatives and Processes used by Superintendents of Exemplar 21st Century School Districts to Implement District-Wide Change for the 21st Century, Rebecca A. Summers

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Building Career and Technical Education Capacity in California's Secondary Schools, Carol Tsushima

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A Qualitative Exploration of Perspectives on the Management and Leadership Role of the Higher Education Registrar, Marlo J. Waters

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A Mixed-Methods (Quantitative-Qualitative) Study to Identify the Perceived Level of, Zeky Zardo