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Dissertations from 2018

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Exploring the Lived Experiences of Educated Women who Opted Back Into the Workforce After Working as a Stay at Home Mother: A Phenomenological Study, Gina Albertini-Bennett Ed.D.

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A Study of the Global Job Satisfaction and Motivators of Job Satisfaction Among Long-Tenured Protestant Pastors in Southern California, Ron Armstrong

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A Case Study of Strategic Governance in the Implementation of Guided Pathways at Scale at California Community Colleges, Hayley Ashby

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Exemplary Middle School Principals Leading through Conversation, John Ashby

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Latina Community College Leaders and the Role Cultural Intelligence Plays in Their Leadership: El líderazgo inteligente de administradoras Latinas., Patricia Avila

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Examining Generational Differences in The Workplace: Employee Engagement Practices and their Impact on Retention of Different Generations of Human Resources Employees in Higher Education, Lamija Basic

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Technology Integration: A Mixed Methods Study of Best Practices of Technology Integration as Perceived by Expert Middle School Teachers, Carliza Bataller

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Conversational Leadership: A Phenomenological Study of Exemplary Elementary Superintendents and the Behaviors They Practice in Leading Their Organizations, Kristin Brogan-Baranski

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Best Practices in 21st Century Learning Environments: A Study of Two P21 Exemplar Schools, Susan Brown

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The Perceptions of Elementary School Principals, Elementary School Psychologists, and Elementary Special Education Teachers about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Female Elementary Students: A Phenomenological Study, Julie Campbell

The Conversational Leadership of Regional Directors of Migrant Education, Tammie Castillo-Shiffer

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The Road Less Traveled: How Asian Cultural Values Impact the Career Choice Tendencies of Asian American K-12 Principals, Melissa Chan-Nauli

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The Effects Music and Arts Programs Have on ADD/ADHD Students' Behavior and Academic Performance, Shani Cigarroa

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An Examination of California Home-based Early Childhood Educators’ Self-Determination to Attain a Higher Education Degree, Shirley Collins

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Factors Associated with Attracting and Retaining Church Membership: A Phenomenological Study, Anderson Corley

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Discovering the Best Practices for Design and Development of High School Online Physical Education: A Phenomenological Study, Marie Crosby

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Promoting Equity in Education: Understanding the Secondary Lived Experiences that Propelled Intellectually Disabled Students to Continue Their Education in College, Britta Davidson

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Leader Impact on Vision/Mission, Patricia Davis

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Transition from Military Service to Entrepreneurship: A Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of Hispanic Veterans, Manuel De La Torre

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A Look at Emotional Intelligence: A Qualitative Study of Peer Mentorship Via Circle of Friends, Christopher De Loach

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Middle Managers Working beyond Senior Management’s Expectations: A Phenomenological Study of the Managed Healthcare Industry in Southern California, Gerald Dugas

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Career Coaching: A Study of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Leaders', Jerelyn Dugas

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The Leadership Role of Management Accountants as it Contributes to Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Start-Up Businesses in Southern California, Paula Edwards

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California Energy Policy Alternatives for Commercial Buildings to Create Energy Resiliency, Reduce Carbon Emissions, and Lessen Dependency on Electrical Utilities for the Future California Economy, Russell Garcia

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Best Practices for the Development of English Language in Rural Elementary Schools in Prevention of Long Term English Learners, Heather Christine Gomez

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An Exploration of the Perceptions of Teachers and Administrators on the Relationship Between Professional Learning Community Practices and School Success, Lawrence L. Haggquist

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A Quantitative Correlational Study between Transformational Leadership Behavior and Job Satisfaction among California Card Room Casino Employees, Lydell H. Hall

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The Impact of Male Gender Dissonance on Women’s Potential Eligibility for Advancement to the Position of High School Principal, Kristen Lee Harris

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Conversational Leadership: A Phenomenological Study of Exemplary High School Principals and the Behaviors They Practice in Leading Their Organizations, Robert Harris

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An Ethnographic Investigation into the Influence of Bandura’s Four Psychological Sources of Information on Mid-Career Elementary Teachers’ Self-Efficacy, Mayra Herrera

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Overcoming Community Resistance to Change via the Use of Transformational Leadership by General Managers of Southern California's Coachella Valley Gated Golfing Communities, Shaun A. Hillis

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Effective Teaching and Behavioral Strategies Used by Exemplary Non-Public Alternative Education Schools, Alana Maxine Hughes

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Exemplary California School District Superintendents Leading the Social Media Charge, Jamie Hughes

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The Use of Student Feedback in Teacher Development, Lawrence Jarocki

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An Ethnographic Investigation into the Influence of Bandura’s Four Psychological Sources of Information on Early-Career Elementary Teachers’ Self-Efficacy, Erica Jenson

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The Academic and Social-emotional Effects of Classroom Service Dogs/Specialized Therapy Dogs with Handlers on Student Learning and Behavior in K-12 Special Education Students in Emotional/Behavioral Disordered Placements as Perceived by their Teachers, Sharon Kalkoske

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Teacher Emotional Intelligence and Best Practices for Classroom Management, Juanita E. Kelley

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Sustaining a Career in Community and Technical College Leadership by Coping with Job Stress Through Emotional Intelligence, Claire Korschinowski

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Examining the Factors that Impact Adjunct Faculty Retention in Private Nonprofit Universities, Kara Kuvakas

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Community College Presidents and the Role of Conversational Leadership, Jennifer K. LaBounty

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The Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Affective Behavior on Paramedic Student Field Internship Success, Jim Lambert

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The Impact of Proactive Community Circles on Student Academic Achievement and Student Behavior in an Elementary Setting, Michele Lenertz

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Female Athletic Directors in California: Attaining and Retaining the Position of Athletic Director, Katherine Levensailor

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Engaging Hispanic Science Learners Within California’s Central Valley: A Mixed Methods Study of the Perceptions of High School Teachers Relative to Advanced Placement Science Courses, David Menshew

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Understanding and Describing the Impact of Self-Concept on Weight Loss as Perceived by African American Women, Tchicaya Missamou

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Nonprofit Supervisors' and Teachers' Persectives on the Benefits and Importance of Reflective Supervision, Venus Mixson

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The Human Dynamics Needed in the Change Process for Transformational Implementation of Educational Reform: Common Core State Standards, Daisy Morales

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Why Parents in San Bernardino Choose Public Charter Schools Over Traditional Public Schools, Robert Moss

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A Correlation Study of Perceived Servant Leadership Practices and Job Satisfaction Among Teachers in a Military Foreign Language Center, Saliha Murtic

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An Analysis of the Strengths-Based Leadership Approaches of Highly Successful Athletic Directors in the California Community Colleges, Rory Natividad

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Conversational Leadership: A Leadership Approach for Nonprofit Executive Directors, Qiana O'Leary

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The Role of Conversation in How Educational Services Assistant Superintendents Lead Change, Lisa Paisley

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The Predictors of Juvenile Recidivism: Testimonies of Adult Students 18 Years and Older Exiting From Alternative Education, La Toshia Palmer

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A Qualitative Study to Describe Behaviors that Exemplary Municipal Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Practice to Lead their Organizations through Conversation, Vincent Plair

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Latino Students’ Stories of Advanced Placement Success: A Critical Case Study, Marcie S. Plummer

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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy: A Transformational Path to Emotional Wellness for U.S. Military Veterans, Cathy Powalski

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A Phenomenological Study of Exemplary Elementary School Principals Leading Through Conversational Intimacy, Interactivity, Inclusion, and Intentionality, Chris Powell

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An Ethnographic Investigation into the Influence of Bandura’s Four Psychological Sources of Information on Late-Career Elementary Teachers’ Self-Efficacy, Ginger Prewitt

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Living The Dream: The Stories of Female Foster Youth Alumni with Graduate Degrees, Deshunna Ricks

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Impact of Child and Family Teaming in a Child Welfare Agency, Madeline Roachell

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Military Leaders’ Perceived Importance of Emotional Intelligence Characteristics When Leading Organizational Change, Wayne Roseberry

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Priority Registration for Well Prepared High School Seniors: A mixed method study at a California community college, Joel Ruble

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A Quantitative Study to Determine Student Participation in School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) Strategies and a Reduction in Student Office Referral, Suspension, and Truancy Rate, Eric Sahakian

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Exemplary City Managers Leading Through Conversation, Nikki Marie Salas

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The Unsung Heroes and Silent Partners of the Educational World, Gillian Schneider

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Creating Systems of Continuous Improvement: A Phenomenological Study of California Districts Engaged in Transforming into Learning Organizations, Kira Shearer

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Teachers' Perceptions of Homework's Effects on English Learners, Peggy Smith

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Meaning Makers: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of Exemplary K-12 Superintendents and the Behaviors They Use to Create Personal and Organizational Meaning, Jamel Thompson

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The Impact of the Adult Education Block Grant on the Operation of Adult Education in California from the Perspective of Experienced Adult Education Administrators: A Policy A Delphi Study, Larriann Torrez

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Women in Leadership, in a Male-Dominated Field, Specifically the California Highway Patrol, Carla Tweed

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Rocky Journey Toward Effective LGBT Leadership: A Qualitative Case Study Research of the Perceptions of Openly Gay Male Leaders in High-Level Leadership Positions, Javier Valdovinos

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Non-Cognitive Skills and School Culture: A Qualitative Analysis, Michael Vallejo

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Identifying and Addressing the Educational Needs of Primary Elementary Latino Males, Sandra Vilas

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Culture, Leadership, and Organizational Learning in California Community Colleges: Exploring the Potential for Second Order Change, Catherine Ellen Webb

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Exploring the Quality of the Leader-Follower Relationship and Its Effect on Followers’ Organizational Citizenship Behaviors in a Public-Service Organization, Kristina Zaragoza

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Toward an Emerging Theory of Leadership Competencies for Early Care and Education Systems Leaders, Julianne Zvalo-Martyn

Dissertations from 2017

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Supporting a Growth Mindset in High School Classroom Teachers, Peter Abboud

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Monterey Military-Civil Cooperation: A Case Study on Successful Community Defense Against BRAC, Mowafiq W. Alanazi

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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 Untold Stories of Former Teen Mothers Who Have Achieved a Master’s Degree or Higher, Tanya M. Benitez

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A Qualitative Study of the Positive Transformation of Public High School Cultures as Perceived by Administrators, Teachers, and Classified Staff Members, Amy L. Besler

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Community College Student Perceptions of University Transfer Barriers, Rick H. Boone

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

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Online Formative Assessments as Valid Correlates of Foreign Language Proficiency Levels as Measured by ILR/DLPT5 Summative Tests, Alma Castro-Peet

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Power, Conflict, and the Role of Human Resources in Mitigating Employment Claims, Kim-Khue Chieffo

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Perceptions of Restorative Justice in Urban High Schools, Kathy Crowe

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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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What’s In It For Me? The Impact to Social Exchange Dynamics of Hispanic Males Serving as Mentors in Formal Youth Programs, Annica Meza Dawe

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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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Exemplary Nonprofit Leaders and the Behaviors They Use to Create Personal and Organizational Meaning, Candice Flint

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Impact of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in California Middle Schools: Year Three and Beyond, Jeffrey Franks

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

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Exploring the Posttraumatic Growth Experiences of Individuals Bereaved After a Loved One Dies by Suicide, Pamela Gabbay Roethel

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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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California Community College Administrators' Use of Predictive Modeling to Improve Student Course Completions, Rita Grogan

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

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Exemplary K-12 Superintendents and the Behaviors They Use to Create Personal and Organizational Meaning, Frances E. Hansell

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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