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Dissertations from 2020

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The Impact Support Staff has on School Climate at Comprehensive High Schools from the Perspective of Principals, Melissa Bako

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The Lived Experience of Black American Women Who Were Teen Mothers and their Pathway to Achieve Master’s Degrees and Higher, Shuante Bingham

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Efforts and Courage Are Not Enough Without Purpose and Direction: A Phenomenological Study on How Mid-level Administrators Learn and Acquire Leadership Skills in Higher Education, Melissa Brunson

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Expert Teachers Practices to Aide in Student Achievement, JT Cameron

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Trust and Leadership: How Exemplary Superintendents Build Successful Principal Teams in Elementary School Districts, Louann Carlomagno

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The Voices of African American Female First-Generation College Student Seniors at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tamara Frazier

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Phenomenological Study of Military Veteran CEOs: The Transition Experience and Mentorship From the Battlefield to the Boardroom, Anthony Gagliardo

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Against the Wind: A Study on Aviation as a Female Career Choice, Bonnie Gagliardo

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Impact of Grit and Emotional Intelligence on Longevity of Expert Principals, Marcia Hamilton

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A Classical Delphi Study: Identifying the Essential Skills Educational Leadership Experts Perceive as Crucial for Novice Elementary School Principals to Support Students Towards the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Goals, Jocelyn Johnson

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Perceived Political Styles of School Board Members and the Strategies Superintendents Employ to Work With Them, Roni Jones

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Barriers to Accepting Special Education by Slavic Parents of Children with Special Needs in the Sacramento County, Tatyana Kisel

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Political Strategies Used by Regional Occupational Program Superintendents to Work Effectively With the Different Political Styles of Their Board Members: A Sequential Explanatory Mixed Methods Study, Maura Murabito

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Leading for Excellence, Atikah S. Osman

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Leading for Excellence: Leadership Behaviors That Support a High-Achieving School Environment, Amy Parangan

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Female Superintendents’ Self-Sabotaging Behaviors and Their Journey to Reclaiming Their Power, Rebecca Pianta

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A Delphi Study of Effective Strategies and Supporting Activities for Reducing Chronic Absenteeism with TK-5th Grade Students, Phillip Shelley

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Leading for Excellence: Behaviors and Strategies of Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum and Instruction That Support a High-Achieving School Environment, Robert Sherlock

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The Efficacy of the Co-Principal Model of School Administration as Viewed Through the Lens of the California Professional Standards for Education Leaders, Jennifer Slater-Sanchez

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The Effects of Cyberbullying as it Relates to Social Media: A California High School Assistant Principal and High School Counselor Perspective, Rodney Stone

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The Perceptions of Public High School Administrators Regarding the Inclusion of Students With Disabilities in the General Education Classroom: A Phenomenological Study by Jennifer A. Thomasian, Jennifer Thomasian

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Women in Judicial Leadership: Using Personal Power to Overcome Self-Sabotage, Tiffáni Thomas

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Political Styles and Strategies of Suburban Unified School District Superintendents and Board Members: A Mixed Methods Study, Reginald Thompkins

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Superintendent Transitions: Planning for the Expected, Jennifer Wildman

Dissertations from 2019

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G.I. Jane Fem etran Goes Corporate: An Exploration of Post-9/11 Female Combat Veterans Transitioning to a Civilian Career, Tumona Austin

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The Lived Experiences and Perceived Challenges of Young Arab Muslim Females with the Hijab in Southern California in the Contemporary Era, Sepideh Baniani

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Leading for Excellence: Leadership Behaviors That Cultivate a High-Achieving School Environment, Kristen Belknap

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Political Styles and Strategies Used by Exemplary Suburban Unified District Superintendents With Board Members: A Mixed Methods Study, Tammy Blakely

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How are Districts Using the Local Control Funding Formula to Close the Achievement Gap, Jacob Briggs

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Factors Considered by Special Education Case Managers When Making a Decision to Mainstream Emotionally Disturbed Students from a Self-Contained Classroom to General Education Classes, Pamela Butler-Harris

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Strengthening Teacher-Student Relationships: Identifying Strategies From Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools, Allison Cano

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Conversational Leadership Behaviors of Exemplary Unified School District Superintendents, Jacqueline A. Cardenas

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A Qualitative Study Exploring the Influence of Low-Income Parental Engagement on Academic Achievement, Deborah Cardin

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How Exemplary Rural Superintendents Build Trust With and Between School Board Members, Edwin Cora

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Examining the Effects of Brain Education on Employee Stress Management, Work Performance, Relationships, and Well-being, Ericka Crawford

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The Perceptions of Online Community College Instructors Regarding the Most Effective Collaborative Instructional, Content Specific, and Social Interaction Learning Strategies to Help Online Students Succeed, Maureen Curry

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Leadership Storytelling: How elementary school principals use storytelling to lead and make transformational change, Nicholas Damico

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How Professional Physical Therapist Education Programs Develop Cultural Competence Within Their Students: An Exploratory Concurrent Mixed Methods Study, Dustin E. Domingo

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A Mixed-Methods Study of How Elementary Principals Build Trust With Staff Using Weisman’s Five Domains of Trust Model, Diana Escalante

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Professional Development Needs of Tulare County Rural School Principals in Leadership Areas Associated With Improved Student and School Outcomes, Martin Frolli

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How Exemplary Regional Occupational Centers and Programs Superintendents Build Trust With and Between School Board Members, Theresa M. Giamarino

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Factors of Women-Founded High-Growth Technology Startup, Renee Gillard

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Best Practices for Addressing the Achievement Gap for Hispanic Elementary Students, Megan C. Greene

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Through The Lens of Emotional Intelligence: Head Start Teachers’ Teaching Practices That Support Emotional Development and Their Emotional Intelligence Appraisal, Lauralie Haley

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Exploring the Perceptions of Parents on Parent Involvement in County Community School Students’ Academic Achievement, Maria Haro

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Exploring the Perceptions of Teachers and Principals on Parent Involvement in County Community School Students’ Academic Achievement, Sandra Luz Hernandez-Monreal

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Student Perceptions of Dual Enrollment Participation, Susan Hochstrat

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Culturally Responsive School Leadership: How Principals Use Culturally Responsive Leadership Strategies to Develop Engaging and Inclusive School Environments for All Students, Cherilynne Hollowell

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The Training of Elementary Assistant Principals, Nailya Jarocki

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Qualitative Study: Flexible Seating in Elementary School Classrooms, Sandeep Jaspal

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The Most Effective Coaching and Professional Development Activities Utilized to Coach Principals toward Exemplary Leadership and Positively Impact Student Outcomes: A Mixed-Method Delphi Study, Derek Jindra

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Exploring Workplace Spirituality and the Benefit it has on Teams, Tracey Kimberly Johnson

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Becoming Leaders: A Phenomenological Study of How Mid-Level Leaders in Christian Universities Develop Leadership Skills, Joy Karavedas

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Exemplary Chief Nurse Executives Leading Through Storytelling, Tricia Kassab

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Experienced Engagement in Appreciative Advising of Adjunct Professors in Community College Education, Margaret Kenrick

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Crisis Leadership and Management of Superintendents During the 2017-18 California Wildfires, Dianna Kitamura

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The Resiliency of Veteran Preschool Special Education Teachers, Monisola Komolafe

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The Muzzling of the Sheepdog: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of the Impacts of Media Reporting on Police Officer Performance, Christopher Landavazo

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Exploring how Philippine American Nonprofit Leaders Build Trust with their Staff and Volunteers, Dominic Fernando Laureano

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Exploring the Perceptions of Leaders in Investor-Owned Utilities in California on Managing Organizational Change Initiatives, Maria Liza Legaspi

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The Impact of Instructional Technology on Lesson Effectiveness and Obstacles to Incorporating Technology Into Lesson Design as Perceived by Elementary School Teachers, Sarah Loring

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Using Lifestyle Educational Intervention to Decrease Blood Pressure Reading Amongst African American Adults, Catherine Madu

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Impact of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in California High Schools Year Three and Beyond: A Semi-Replicated Mixed-Methods Study, Jolene McGarrah

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Policy Alternatives That Provide California School Districts With the Policy Options Necessary to Develop Facilities to Enhance Student Learning Opportunities and Optimize Financial Resources, Brett Mitchell

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The Impact of Male Gender Dissonance on Women’s Potential Eligibility for Advancement to K-12 Public School Superintendent, Mona Lee Montgomery

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The Challenges Navy and Marine Corps Veterans Face While Seeking Civilian Employment in San Diego County, California, Absalom Morris

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Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Exemplary Counseling-Enriched High School Programs: Integrating College & Career Readiness and Mental Health Wellness for Students with Emotional Disturbance, Amira S. Mostafa

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Leadership in Corrections: An Examination of Leadership in California Prisons, Julia Ann Munoz

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The Value of Interactive Multimodal Online Higher Education Classrooms: Examining the Impact of Interactive Multimedia-Based Instructional Design (IMBID), Andrea Munro

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Leadership Trust: A Phenomenological Study of How Major Superiors of Catholic Women Religious Institutes Build Trust With Professed Members, Mary Amanda Nwagbo

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Meaning Makers: A Mixed-Method Case Study of Exemplary Small Business Owner Leaders and the Strategies they Use to Create Personal and Organizational Meaning, Margaret S. Ohlhaver

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Exploring the Perceptions of Citizens of the Impact of Community Policing in Two Ethnically Diverse, Low-Income Communities That Have National Safety Ratings Between 0% and 25% in San Diego County: A Phenomenological Study, Eric O'Neal

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Activities Used and Barriers Encountered by Exemplary California School District Executive-Level Teams, Sandra Pearson Edwards

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Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Techniques and Former Riverside County and San Bernardino County Teachers of the Year: A Phenomenological Study, Brian Redmond

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California Expert Principals’ Identification of the Best Strategies for the Implementation of a Transition from a Traditional Grading and Reporting System to a Standards-Based Grading and Reporting System: A Delphi Study, Sean Redmond

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The Pathways Taken by Former Hispanic or Latin Teenage Mothers that Achieved a Master's Degree or Higher, Esmeralda Rodriguez-Chalfant

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A Mixed-Methods Study of How Middle School Principals Build Trust with Staff using Weisman’s Five Domains of Trust Model, Wendy Ryerson

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The Effects of Service-Learning on Middle School Students’ Personal Growth, Social Growth, and Citizenship, Kae C. Saelee-Hiraoka

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How Exemplary Suburban Superintendents Build Trust With and Between School Board Members, Daniel Scudero

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The Connection between Learning and Achievement of Gifted and Talented (GATE) High School Students Using a Personalized Learning Framework from the Perspective of High School Teachers, RoseEllen Shea

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Exemplary Human Resources Administrators Leading Through Storytelling, Colleen Slattery

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A Mixed-Methods Study of How Elementary Principals Build Trust With Staff Using Weisman's Five Domains of Trust Model, Cynthia Smith-Ough

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Strategies Exemplary Unified School District Superintendents Use to Work With the Political Styles of School Board Members, Bradley Tooker

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Strategies Exemplary High School District Superintendents Use to Work with the Political Styles of School Board Members, Jeffrey Tooker

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Identifying the Leadership Skills Needed to Develop the Competencies to Lead in a Postcrisis Organization: A Delphi Study, Paul Turgeon

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Academic Achievement and Participation in Out-of-School Educational Robotics Competitions for High School Latino/a Students in Southern California, Jesus Ulloa-Higuera

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Exemplary Leadership: A Mixed-Methods Case Study Discovering How Special Education Administrators Create Meaning, Julia VanderVennet

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Exploring the Characteristic Triad of Resilience: Personal Disposition, Family Support and the Environment within the Cultural Context of Quality Mariachi Academies in the Impoverished Central Valley of California, Lucia Vazquez

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Educator Knowledge and Usage of Evidence-based Interventions for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Special Education Programs Across California, Thelmisha Vincent

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Community College Library Personnel Value Conflicts with Library Services that Target and Track Segments of Student Populations, Alicia Virtue

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Strategies Exemplary Female Superintendents Use to Work with the Political Styles of School Board Members, Leisa Winston

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Leading With Trust: A Phenomenological Study of the Strategies Leaders in Certified B Corporations Use to Build Trust With Their Employees, Victoria Wodarczyk

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How Exemplary Urban Superintendents Build Trust With and Between School Board Members, Damon J. Wright

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