Theses and Dissertations

 
A selection of open access theses and dissertations from graduate students in the Fischler College of Education.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Dissertation: Social Emotional Learning: A Case for Success, Lindsey M. Agoglia

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Dissertation: Risk Factors and Precursors to Police Suicide, Matthew J. Carpenter

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Dissertation: Percepción del Director Escolar Sobre el Liderazgo Servidor en las Escuelas Cinco Estrellas en Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Enrique Antonio Cordero Soto

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Dissertation: The Experiences of Nontraditional Students at Public Post-Secondary Institutions in Florida- A Qualitative Study, Michael Deneus

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Dissertation: Teacher Perception of Preparedness for Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mainstream Classrooms, Cynthia Diann Edwards

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Dissertation: An Examination of African Americans’ Fear of Police Among Generation Z, James Jones

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Dissertation: Exploring Academic Leadership in Higher Education Through The Lens of Leader-to-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory, Dequies A. Lanier

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Dissertation: An Audience Analysis of the Effectiveness of a Speech: A Blueprint for Planning Successful Motivational Speeches, Robert Gerald Lawrie

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Dissertation: Challenges Teachers Encounter When Integrating Technology in a Culturally, Linguistically, and Diverse High School, Eliana Rodriguez Molina

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Dissertation: Literacy Development Practices for English Learners With Interrupted Formal Education, Javier Francisco Oaxaca

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Dissertation: A Strategic Plan to Increase Equitable Practices in a Pacific Northwest School District, Nancy Lee Reisner

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Dissertation: Teaching Strategies Leading to Success in Self-Contained Classrooms, Sonja Michelle Robinson-Madden

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Dissertation: Gender Disparity in Studying Chemistry, Carlo Semerzier

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Dissertation: The Effects of New Teacher Induction Programs on New Teacher Retention in Urban School Districts, Lisa Maria Smith-Sherrod

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of African American Middle School Students’ Perception of Low Student-Teacher Racial Match on Their Educational Experience, Tai Lynn Swift

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Dissertation: The Role of Social Media in Human Trafficking Victimization, Alicia Marie Terwilliger

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Dissertation: The Link Between Animal Cruelty and Violent Crime Victimization: An Assessment of the Lifetime Impact of Animal Cruelty on Secondary Victims, Amber Ahern

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Dissertation: Diversity in School Leadership: Re-Conceptualizing the Narrative of Black Male School Principals and Assistant Principals for Recruitment and Retention, James Avery

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Dissertation: The Experiences of Minority Female Leaders in Educational Leadership: A Generic Qualitative Study, Gale Denise Beasley

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Dissertation: Investigating Student Perceptions of the Effectiveness of a First-Year Experience Online Program on Student Retention, Jennifer P. Bowman-Wilson

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Dissertation: Measuring the Social and Emotional Skills of Hispanic American Students in an Afterschool Karate Program, Noel Adrian Castillo

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Dissertation: The Impact of Self-Efficacy, Teacher Mentoring and Administrative Support on Teacher Retention in Title 1 Schools, Holly Cwiklinski

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Dissertation: The Second Shift.” Female Police Officers and the struggle of Work/Life Balance and Promotion, Ashlyn DeCruise-Fortune

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Dissertation: Unsolvable? Assessing the Accuracy of Missing Person Case Data, Scott Duncan

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Dissertation: Community College Faculty Perceptions of Their Role in Student Retention: A Replicated Study, Maureen Ellis-Davis

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Dissertation: Job Stress Effects on Job Satisfaction and Attrition in 9-1-1 Call Centers, Damarys Jaile Gilligan

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Dissertation: Status of Women’s Leadership in the Instructional Technology Field, 2014-2018, Kerrian A. Gordon

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Dissertation: Teacher Perspectives of Fidelity With Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom, Sharon Rehenea Hamilton

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Dissertation: Establishing Teaching Presence in Higher Education Online Mathematics Courses: A Phenomenological Study, Deltrye Eagle Holt

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Dissertation: Employers’ Attitudes Towards Individuals With a Physical Disability During the Hiring Process, Alix Jean-Joseph

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Dissertation: Improving Educational Experiences of Students With Disabilities at a Private Postsecondary University, Levenle Jean-Joseph

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Dissertation: Understanding BYOD Implementation Experiences of School Teachers and Administrators: A Phenomenological Perspective, Sophia Lafayette-Lause

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of Collaborative Lesson Planning for Teachers of Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities, Wendy K. Lee

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Dissertation: An Efficiency Tactic for Behavioral Skills Training, Brian Liu-Constant

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Dissertation: Understanding Effective Orientation Practices From Orientation Professionals at Public HBCUs, Ronnie Mack Jr

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Dissertation: Perspectives on Postsecondary Correctional Education from the Previously Incarcerated Student: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Design Study, Ana C. Maria

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Dissertation: Alternate Route - An Examination of Alternatively Certified Teachers' Job Satisfaction and Self-Efficacy, Adrienne W. McElroy

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Dissertation: Gangs, Victim/Offender Overlap and Informal Settlements: Their Role in the Portmore Homicide Crisis, Jason Andre McKay

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Dissertation: ASD Training: Knowledge, Attitudes & Perceptions of a South Georgia Police Officer, Heather Banks McNeal

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Dissertation: Law Enforcement Officers as Victims of Felonious Killings and Assaults: An Analysis of the Predictors of Lethality and the Likelihood of Officer Assault or Death, Gabriella Mercado

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Dissertation: An Exploration of Barriers and Supports of High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) Graduates Transitioning to Postsecondary Education, Chanell Butler Morello

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Dissertation: Students’ Perceptions of Their Community Service Experience Based on High School Resources, Brooke A. Muriello

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Barriers in Prosecuting Human Trafficking Cases, Jennifer Nelms

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Dissertation: The Gendered Context of System Experience and its Impact on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, Vanessa Patino Lydia

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Dissertation: Doctor-Patient Communication: The Experiences of Black Caribbean Women Patients With Diabetes, Rosanne Paul-Bruno

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Dissertation: A Comparative Study on Parental Involvement, Roldens Paulynice

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Dissertation: Self-Service Technology in a Library System: An Examination of Potential Library Member Adoption of Self-Service Checkout at a Southeastern County Library System, Grace Keisha Phillips-Daley

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Dissertation: Intimate Partner Violence and Revictimization: Factors Involved in Occurrence and Severity, Dunia Sarwary

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Dissertation: Factors That Influence the Perception of Higher Education Leaders in the Adoption Process of Instructional Technology and Distance Education, Diego Tibaquirá

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Dissertation: A Mixed Method Study: West African Women and Intimate Partner Violence, Fleur Amanda Daphnet Anna Williams

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Dissertation: Perceived Enablers and Barriers to the Implementation of PBIS in a Rural Elementary School, Katherine Mechele Woodall

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Dissertation: Evaluation of Hospitality Curricula, Industry Skillset Expectations and Student Preparedness, Jennifer Aarons

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Dissertation: The Role of Supervised Community Service and Socio-Economic Status in Recidivism Pertaining to Financial Crimes among Ex-Convicts, David Adu-Boateng

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Dissertation: Improving Student Achievement Through the Implementation of A Classroom Performance System, Stacy Maria Artis

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Thesis: Investigating the Use of Web-Based Vocabulary Acquisition Programs as a Tool to Strengthen Vocabulary Skills for 11th and 12th-Grade Students, Deborah Ashraf

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Dissertation: Media Effects and Criminal Profiling: How Fiction Influences Perception and Profile Accuracy, Asha Bolton

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of the Factors Impacting the College Transfer Experience of High Achieving Hispanic Graduates, Jennifer Bravo Candelaria

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Thesis: Acceptability and Usability of E-Books for Digital Immigrant Teachers in a Title I Elementary School, Allatesha Denise Cain

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Dissertation: The Prevalence of Hate Crimes Motivated by Sexual Orientation in Florida after the U.S. Supreme Court Legalization of Same-Sex Marriages, Shawntozi Campbell

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Dissertation: The News Through Facebook: Discovering the Prevalence of Rape Myths in User Comments, Leigh Anne Clay

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Dissertation: Respect and the role it plays in explaining the disproportionate number of African-Americans incarcerated, Tina B. Craddock

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Dissertation: Competency-Based Clinical Supervision in Applied Behavior Analysis, Yulema Cruz

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Dissertation: Older Adult Caregivers’ Lived Experiences With Debilitated Chronically Ill Relatives in a Rural Southern County, Nancy J. Dameron

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Dissertation: Habitual Offender Monitoring Enforcement (H.O.M.E.) Task Force: Combating Auto Thefts Committed by Habitual Juvenile Offenders, Anika Marie Dzik

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Dissertation: Teacher Perspectives on Performance Pay in One Southeastern State, Wendy B. Firtell

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Dissertation: The Deaf & Law Enforcement Listening Though Deaf Eyes: A Grounded Theory Approach, John L. Garner

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Dissertation: Revisión Sistemática de los Factores que Inciden en la Deserción de Estudiantes a Distancia y su Impacto en Instituciones de Educación Superior en Colombia, Rafael Giraldo

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Dissertation: A Multiple Case-Study Approach to Examine Police Officers Perceptions on Narcan® Policies, Casey Gnann

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Dissertation: An Analysis of Selected Clusters of Fires in Florida (1996 - 2018), Thomas Riley Hall

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Dissertation: How Do You Like Me Now? Social Media Bridging the Distance in Online Education, Lee Heller

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Dissertation: Implementing Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Intervention for Improving Reading Comprehension Skills for Students With Learning Disabilities (SLD), Annaliese Rosalie Hightower (Rollins)

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Dissertation: Exploring Factors Related to Customer Service Representatives’ (CSRs) Performance in Call Centers., Ruth R. Jayson-Polk

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Dissertation: Religion in Incarcerated, Jewish, Female Inmates, Marcia Janine Kesner

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Dissertation: Assessment Technologies Institute Test Results and Blended Experiences for Senior Community Health Nursing Students, Linda Lou Lacomb-Williams

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Dissertation: Violent Offenders and Assaults on Staff Members, Lisa Gentry Long

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Dissertation: Confidence in Law Enforcement When African-Americans are Underrepresented on the Force: An Exploratory Study, Charles E. MacLean

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Dissertation: Implementing Technology Enhanced Mathematical Instruction in an Algebra I Course to Increase Students’ Academic Achievement in Mathematics, Carlos Marrero

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Dissertation: A Case Study: Meeting the Needs of English Learners With Limited or Interrupted Formal Education, Michelle Ivette Marrero

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Dissertation: Kindergarten Parent Engagement and Student Reading Literacy in Title I Schools: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Synthesis, Stacy L. M. McDonald

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Dissertation: Implementing a Research-Based Reading Intervention Focused Upon Increasing Reading Comprehension Amongst Third-Grade Students, Kamaria Dalila McNair

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Dissertation: African-American Male Teachers: Examining the Insight, Encounters, and Best Teaching Practices, Brandon Morgan

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Dissertation: Stakeholders’ Perceptions of an Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program in Special Education in Jamaica, Keitha Ava Marie Osborne

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Dissertation: Early Childhood Educators’ Perceptions of Using Conscious Discipline to Promote Executive Function Development in Preschool Students: A Case Study, Annette C. Oswald-Hunt

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Dissertation: The Effect of Training and Institutional Support on Title IX Coordinators' Responses to Sexual Violence on College Campuses, Mercedes M. Pino

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study Exploring Motivation and Engagement Among Millennial Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations, Joanne Quinones

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Dissertation: Measuring Employee Job Satisfaction During Workplace Downsizing, Trina Sanders

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Dissertation: Law Enforcement Officer Body-Worn Camera Perceptions: Pre and Post Deployment, Benjamin Aaron Straight

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study Exploring the Adoption of Social Networking Platforms to Achieve Digital Literacy for All Learners, Anila Sweitzer

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Dissertation: Exploring Knowledge and Awareness of Social Entrepreneurship, Barry Tishler

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Comparison of the iPad-Assisted and Traditional Flashcard Instruction for Learners With Autism, Davaa Ulzii

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Dissertation: Implementation of the Instructional Practices Inventory – Technology Process with Fidelity: The Impact on Technology Use and Student Cognitive Engagement, Mekca Rae Wallace-Spurgin

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Dissertation: Exploring Experiences of Diverse Faculty With Diverse Students in Distance Education, Theresa West

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Dissertation: Exploring the Impact of Disaster Response Preparedness by the New York State Military Forces to the World Trade Center September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks, Robert L. Wolf

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Dissertation: Utilization Efficacy Perceptions of Telepractice for Speech-Language Pathologists and University Faculty and Administrators: A Qualitative Delphi Study, Cybele Wu

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Dissertation: Federal Offices of Inspectors General: The Relationship Between Per Capita Staffing Levels and Performance Results, Craig Yuen

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Dissertation: Hate Crimes and Discrimination against Jews: The Anti-Semitism Phenomenon in the 21st Century, Jon Zemke

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effects of an Afrocentric Curriculum on Reading Scores of African American Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders, Trisha J. Baker

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Dissertation: Evaluative Study of Jazz History Courses at the Collegiate Level, Charles Lawrence Bergeron

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Dissertation: The Effect of Organizational Culture on the Retention of Millennial Employees, Charlene Bolton

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Dissertation: An Investigation of Faculty Perceptions About Mobile Learning in Higher Education, Serena Brown