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

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

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

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

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

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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: 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: 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

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Dissertation: Hear My Voice and the Voices of Those I Teach: A Phenomenological Perspective of Experiences From Migrant Education Program Teachers, Ingrid Bynes

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Dissertation: Effect of Relational Support on Educational Outcomes in an At-Risk Charter School in Florida, Eunice Casey

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effects of Project-Based Learning and Motivation on Students With Disabilities, Jamar Council

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Professional Development of Secondary Teachers to Improve the Education of Gifted and Talented Scholars: The Relationship Between Desire and Proficiency to Teach, Shelbie E. Dixon-Brown

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Dissertation: Aligning Secondary Benchmarks in High School Curriculums Across Content Areas, Michael George Forrest

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Dissertation: A Study of Factors Contributing to Acculturation Stress for International Graduate Students in a Small Non-Profit Graduate School, Nkenge Friday

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Dissertation: Teachers’ Perceptions of the Use of Graphic Novels to Teach Reluctant Readers, Bret Ginsberg

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Dissertation: From the Front Line to the Living Room: The Transition of Female Veterans Back Into Civilian Life, Bretia Arrington Gordon

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Dissertation: Evaluation of an Adaptive Reading Program at a Title I Public Elementary School, Monica M. Gordon

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Dissertation: Exploration of the Perceived Success Factors and Barriers for Teen Mothers, Janet M. Hill

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Stress on the Turnover Rates for Teachers in Low-Performing Public Elementary Schools, Stacie-Jo Howard

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Dissertation: Motivators Impacting Employment After Disability Due to Injury or Chronic Illness, Damion B. Jackson

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Dissertation: Evaluation of a Climate Change Training Program for Local Government Employees, Clara Kashar

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Dissertation: Job Satisfaction, Organizational Stress and Use of Force Attitudes Among Patrol Officers in North Carolina, Zachary James Lechette

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Dissertation: Adult Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Social Presence in Facilitator-Created Subject- Specific Videos in an Online Nursing Course, Jamie Anne Marcus

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Examination of the Impact of Organizational Culture and Employee Engagement on Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention in a Nonprofit Organization, Karen Morris-Sweeney

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Dissertation: A Bibliometric Analysis of the Proceedings of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) for the 1979-2009 Period, Vandy L. Pacetti-Donelson

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Dissertation: The Intent of Residence Life Professionals to Leave the Field at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Cletra Natasha Peters

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Dissertation: Factors Contributing to Juvenile Crime Leading to the Disparity of the Risk Levels for Secure Detainment, Dawn Prystajko

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of Federal Policies on Workplace Bullying, Cynthia Mary Reese

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Dissertation: The Effects of Students with Disabilities Implementing Postsecondary Transition Plans, Joseph Daniel Rodgers

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Dissertation: The Effects of Specific Behavioral Interventions on Vocal Stereotypy: A Systematic Review, Halee R. Royal

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Dissertation: Evaluation of New Teacher Adjustment Factors in International Schools in Thailand to Improve Teacher Retention, Rekha Sachdej

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Dissertation: Elementary Charter School Teachers' Perceptions of Student Discipline on Academic Achievement, Simone Elloie Shelton

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Dissertation: Self-Efficacy of General and Special Education Teachers Regarding Inclusion, Karen P. Sims

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Dissertation: Factors Affecting Adult Speakers of Other Languages' (ESOL) Enrollment in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Courses: A Multicase Study, Jacklyn Smith

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Dissertation: Effectiveness and Impact of the Sheltered Instruction Observational Protocol on ELL Student Academic Achievement, Gladymar Soto-Huertas

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Dissertation: Teachers’ Experiences in a Charter School With English Language Learners’ Acquisition of Academic Literacy, Estella Stephens

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Dissertation: An Experimental Study on the Effects of a Gamified Software Intervention in Mathematics Achievement Among Sixth Grade Students, Janice Watson and janice watson-huggins

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Virtual School Leaders’ Experiences and Perspectives of the Benefits of and Barriers to Kindergarten Through Grade 12 Virtual Schools in Florida, Erika Weiss

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Dissertation: OER Adoption in Higher Education: A Case Study of Stakeholders’ Perceptions at a Florida State College, Rebekah Elisabeth Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Declining Student Persistence in Distance Learning on American College Completion Goals, Francine Adams

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Dissertation: Criterios de Calidad en el Diseño de Programas de Orientación Vocacional [Systematic Review: Quality Criteria in Designing Programs Vocational Guidance], Julieth Annie Álvarez Maestre

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development of Strategic Fundraising Practices for Divisions of Student Affairs at 4-year Public Flagship Institutions, DeShanna K. Brown

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Computer-Assisted Writing on Improving Writing Scores for Urban Eighth-Grade Students, Latilya W. Butler

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Analysis of Training Needs for Providers of Transition Services for the Deaf/Blind, Kelly M. Castino

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Comparison of Leadership Development Between Students Attending Community Colleges Versus 4-Year Colleges, Christopher L. Clonzen

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Dissertation: A Case Study of Collaboration Between General Education Teachers and Special Education Teachers in a Southern Rural High School, Oassie Jean Daniels

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: All Students Are Not Equal: A Case Study of Geometry Teachers’ Instructional Strategies When Trained in Multiple-Intelligence-Based Practices in Secondary Classrooms, Cassandre Davis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the Experiences and Effects of International School Changes of ‘Third Culture Kids’, Ryan Dellos

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Dissertation: The Impact of Small Group Intervention Focusing on Operations With Rational Numbers on Students’ Performance in the Florida Algebra I End-of-Course Examination, Evelyn Dopico

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Factors in the Admissions Process Influencing Persistence in a Master’s of Science Program in Marine Science, Melissa L. Dore

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: International School Leadership and the Diffusion of Distance Education in East Asian International Schools, Jeffrey Dungan

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: International School Leadership and the Diffusion of Distance Education in East Asian International Schools, Jeffrey Dungan

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Content Analysis of the Theory Base Used in the Conference Proceedings of the Association of Educational Communications and Technologies, Peggy Flynt

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Representación de la Norma Para Egresados de las Escuelas Policiales que Laboran en el Eje Cafetero de Colombia, Martha L. Gallego-Betancourth

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Assessing the Needs of Online Pedagogical Skill Development in Higher Education, Michelle N. Horton 9828594

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Dissertation: Effects of a Peer-Tutoring System Utilizing Students With Emotional Behavioral Disorders as Tutors and Students With Intellectual Disabilities as Tutees, Vicki Koslin Howell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Supplemental Instruction on Student Achievement and Retention at a Minority-Serving, Private, Not-For-Profit University in Southeastern Florida, Annisah Ishmael

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Dissertation: Exploring the Leadership Experiences of Minority Women in a Black Greek Letter Sorority, Ashley Nichole Jennings

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Adolescent Students’ Perspectives of Technology Use Both Inside and Outside the Classroom, Kendall P. Johnson

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Dissertation: Teachers’ Perspectives: Exploring the Reading Gender Gap Among Elementary School Boys, Teleshia Jones

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Dissertation: Secondary Teachers’ Perceptions of Delaware Bullying Intervention Programs, Tracy Jones

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Student Discipline Strategies: Practitioner Perspectives, Joseph A. Mancini

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Dissertation: Parent Beliefs, Attitudes, and Needs in Preschool Age Literacy Development in a Head Start Program, Dianna Jean McCoy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Impact of the Implementation of a Summer Credit Retrieval Online Program on the Academic Achievement of Grade-8 Students, Maria A. McCoy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship Between Tutoring and Academic Success of Students Enrolled in Remedial Mathematics, Kiki S. Moore

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Dissertation: The Black Male's Perception of Academic Success in the Black Belt Region, Lisa M. Morenzoni

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Graduate Students’ Beliefs and Perceptions of Student Engagement and Learning Platforms in Higher Education, Amanda Napolitano

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Experience of a Freehand Visual Art Drawing Lesson for At-Risk Youths on Their Understanding of Basic Geometry, Clovis Nelson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Bullying, Sexual Identity, Health Risk Behaviors and Outcomes Among Adolescent Youth in a Metropolitan School District, Amalio C. Nieves

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Investigating the Effectiveness of Professional Learning Communities in South Florida Public Schools, Renata P. Novak

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Law School Deans and Distance Education: A Phenomenographical Study, Edward Oswald

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Disciplinary Literacy and Scientific Teaching in Grades 8 and 9, Seth B. Parrish

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects of Teacher-Coach Collaboration on Student-Athletes’ Academic Achievement at a Rural Charter School, William K. Presswood

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Quantitative Study on the Correlation Between Grade Span Configuration of Sixth Grade Students in Private Florida Schools and Academic Achievement on Standardized Achievement Scores, Deborah J. Rantin