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This page offers a list of Dissertations abstracts completed by candidates for the Doctor of Education degree. Use the program-specific links below to see dissertation abstracts for a particular program, or click a dissertation title from the table to view the abstract. These abstracts are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to view them. To download the latest version of the free reader, visit the Adobe website.

Year
Student
Title
2014
2014
Maria L. Lawson-Davenport

Examining the Relationship Between Cultural Awareness and Multicultural Self-Efficacy in Community College Instructors

2014
Naomi Wayne Ludwig

Exploring the Relationship Between K-12 Public School Teachers' Conceptions of Assessment and Their Classroom Assessment Confidence Levels

2014
Christopher Phillips

Principals' Perceived Value of Data and Principals' Perceived Competency of Data Use in a Rural School Division

2014
Carla Stevens

Uncovering Beliefs About the Role of Faith in Curriculum Decisions: A Vignette Approach

2014
Catherine Thorson

The Difference Between the Perceptions Toward Collaboration and Collaborative Practices for Elementeray Educators in an Urban School District

2014
Valerie A. Wilson

Secondary General Education Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Inclusion

2013
2013
Gilbert Adams

A Comparison of Student Outcomes and Overall Retention Between a 10-Week Accelerated and a 15-Week Traditional Curriculum in a Postsecondary Apprenticeship Training Program

2013
Jeanna Bartel

Toward Understanding and Shaping the Passion of the Heart: A Conceptual Model for Heart Discipleship

2013
Okema S. Bowers

Adjunct Faculty Perception of Professional Development and Support Services

2013
Garry W. Carter, Jr.

Predicting Completion Rates at a Postsecondary Career and Technical School

2013
Sheri Clegg

Perspectives on Longevity: Narratives from Protestant School Principals in Virginia's Tidewater Area

2013
Colleen R. Derr

John Wesley and the Faith Formation of Children: Lessons for the Church

2013
Sherri Dobbins

The Relationship Between Professional Learning Communities, Personal Teacher Efficacy, and Student Achievement at the High School Level

2013
Ron Fellers

Recognizing Warning Signs of K-12 Christian School Distress that Lead to School Closure

2013
Laura S. Foote

Assessing Christian-faith and Cognitive Development in College Students: CFCDS Instrument Development

2013
Rebecca G. Frawley

Developing a Pilot Program to Embed Service-Learning in the Curriculum of a Christian Liberal Arts College

2013
Jennifer Lynn Golas

A Teacher's Utilization of Information and Communication Technology as a Pedagogical Tool

2013
Judith Hannah

Whole Child Education in Old Order Mennonite and Conservative Mennonite Schools: An Exploratory, Multisite Case Study

2013
Thoams Harleman

Investigating the Effect of Situational Awareness on Persistence of Doctoral Distance Learners

2013
Allen R. Henderson

A Study of the Predictability of Praxis I Examination Scores from ACT Scores and Teacher Education Program Prerequisite Courses

2013
Wanda J. McNair

Promoting the Academic Achievement of African American Males: The Achievers Model for Systemic Change of K-12 Educational Programs and Services

2013
Sandra E. Pierson

Examining Learner Perceptions of Adult Participants Using a Self-assessment Tool in a Driver Improvement Course

2013
Wanda J. McNair

Promoting the Academic Achievement of African American Males: The Achievers Model for Systemic Change of K-12 Educational Programs and Services

2013
Yolanda Young

National Board Certification and its Influence on Leadership Self-Efficacy

2012
2012
Cheryl Cessna Askew

An investigation of the perceptions of teacher and principals of PLC implementation in the high schools of a large suburban school district

2012
Iris Killian Barrett

Student and Institutional Variables that Affect Time to Degree Completion of Community College Students

2012
Anastasia Betts

The Measurement of Personal Responsibility in Adult Learning

2012
Marya Bland

Education for committed leadership: The correlation between Bible College institutional culture and student commitment to the religious organization

2012
Cheryl L. Bremer

Why special education? Exploring the influence of motivation on choosing special eduation as a career

2012
Judith Coats

The Reed & Kellogg System of Sentence Diagramming and Its Implementation in Higher Education

2012
Lisa J. Colvin

A Causal-Comparative Study: Determining the Difference in Principals’ Beliefs regarding Order of Change for Closing Achievement Gaps of High-Performing Schools as compared to Low-Performing Schools

2012
James A. Davids

The Gathering Storm: Federal Laws that have a Serious Potential of Interfering with the Mission and Character of Evangelical Christian Colleges and Universities

2012
Cathy J. Dooley

Parent-guided, Biblically based family rituals for preparing childen to be disciples of Jesus Christ

2012
Patrick David Fraine

A Mixed-methods Sequential Explanatory Study: Elementary Principals' Perceptions of the Impact of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Testing Culture on the Six Conditions for Effective Learning in Schools

2012
Andrea Lee Fierbaugh

Prolonging the Life of Colleges on the Edge: The Impact of Internal Communication on Employee Satisfaction in Small Christian Colleges

2012
Carolyn L. Hoggard-Williams

A Survey Study to Investigate Educactors' Perceptions of Superintendents' Leadership Practices and School District Performance

2012
John R. Kirk

Gender-based Barriers Experienced by Male Students in an Online RN-to-BSN Nursing Program

2012
Brian Lee Kuyatt

PAL™ 2.0 Human Anatomy Software Tool Use in Community College Traditional and Online Anatomy Laboratory Classes: Student-Perceived Learning Benefits

2012
Eileen B. Lockhart

Online Theological Pedagogy: The Influence of Dialogue on Spiritual Formation in the Online Theological Classroom

2012
Shauna Mayo

Teaching Students About Bullying: Improving Social Skills Through Education

2012
John Randy Meredith

The Impact of Podcasting on Perceived Learning, Classroom Community, and Preferred Context for Podcast Consumption

2012
Justin Montrell Oliver

The Relationship Between Learning/Study Strategies and Gains in Algebra I Competency Among Developmental Mathematics Students

2012
Paula Raines

The Role of the High School Principal in Improving Student Learning and Achievement

 

2012
Katherine G. Schultz

Developing an instrument for assessing student biblical worldview

     
2011
2011
Thrya Cameron

Educating in the Spirit: An Exploration of the Perceived Role of the Holy Spirit by Principals at Evangelical Christian Schools in South Africa

2011
Joan E. Cephas

The Relationship Between Religious Commitment and Academic Achievement Among African-American High School Students

2011
Silke Edelmann

Development of a Conceptual Framework for a K-12 Christian School Curriculum

2011
Adam Focht

Identifying Primary Characteristics of Servent Leadership: A Delphi Story

2011
John Wills Hatcher, III

The African-American Adolescent Male Identity Development Crisis: A Mixed-Methods Design Exploring the Relationship between Ethnic Identity Development Status and Student Achievement

2011
Michelle Helaire

Nurturing the Literacy of African-American Adolescents: A Meta-Analysis of Reading Interventions at the Secondary Level

2011
Hope Helene Murphy

Understanding the Role of Teachers' Culture on Student Discipline

2011
Michael R. Myers

Hermeneutical Validation of Biblical Principles Used in Christian Education

2011
Ricardo Rodrequiez Quinn

The Effect of Elementary Principals' Self-Perceived Instructional Leadership Behaviors on Reading and Math Student Achievement

2011
Douglas D. Sandwell

Evaluation of a Motivation Instrument for Christian Middle School Teachers

2011
Henrietta Singleton

An Early/Middle College High School Case Study: How Graduates Perceive Their Experiences as Contributing to Their Academic Success and College Preparedness

2011
Tara Sladek-Maharg

Universal Design for Learning and the Port Jefferson School District: A Needs Assessment

2011
Lawrence D. Smith, Sr.

Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Sensory Integration Training

2011
Tonia M. Taylor

The Ascendancy of African-American Males to the Superintendency in the Commonwealth of Virginia: An Interpretative Phenomenological Study

2011
Charlotte Wright

A Study of Elementary School Teachers' Perceptions of the Impact of Direct Instruction on Closing the Achievement Gap for Special Education Students in Reading

2010
2010
DeNise Brock

An Investigation of the Relationship Between Teacher Perception of School Environment and School Suspensions

2010
Paula I. Clark

Examining the Relationship Between Self-efficacy and Metacomprehension Strategy Usage in Fourth and Fifth Grade Students in Reading

2010
Patricia T. Edwards

Eighth-grade Students' Perceptions of School Climate Based on School Diversity, Ethnicity, Educational Category, Socioeconomic Status, and Achievement

2010
Dianna Hall

Investigation the Relationship Between an Orientation and Social Integration, Academic Integration, and Student Retention for Online Community College Students

2010
Nancy J. Hameloth

Development of a Relationship-Focused Supplement to Accompany the Holy Nation Citizenship Curriculum for Training Teachers

2010
Gary W. Hawkins

Online Learners' Expectations and Learning Outcomes

2010
Thach Kam Yin Jacobs

Professional Learning Communities and Student Achievement

2010
Gary Maestas

A Quantitative Study of the Reading First Initiative Teacher Training Program in Reducing Student Referrals for Special Education Services

2010
Dirk Mroczek

A Conceptual Model of Trust in Christian Schools Nested Within a Postmodern and Post-Christian Culture

2010
Linda Reese

Beginning Teacher Motivations and Orientation to Teaching in One School Division

2010
Ronell R. Ruhlandt

Differences in Retention, Social Presence, Cognitive Presence, and Teaching Presence in Fully Online and Blended Courses

2010
John Washatka

The Development of Cognitive Moral Reasoning in an Adult Degree Completion Program

2010
April Yetsko

Predictors of Reading and Math Academic Success in Pennsylvania Charter Schools

2009
2009
Randy J. Bachmeier

Breaking the Discrepancy Code: A Meta-Analysis of the Specific Learning Disability Literature

2009
Claudia Slayton Berry

Development of a Conceptual Framework for a Biblically Derived Discipleship Model for Kingdom Education

2009
Nina K. Bissett

Wesleyan Perfectionism in Revivals of the 19th and 20th Centuries at Wheaton College and Its Impact on Institutional Identity

2009
Cathy Sue Bouras

Instructor and Learner Presence Effects on Student Perceptions of Satisfaction and learning in the University Online Classroom

2009
Kristina L. Brooks

A Census Study of Georgia's 2004-2006 Reading First Schools and the Achievement of Struggling Readers

2009
Beth Carter

Saint Leo University: A Values-Based Education

2009
Clarrissa Freshwater

The Challenges Experienced During the Implementation of Technology-enhanced Project-based Learning at a New Tech High School: A Case Study

2009
Olwen Elizabeth Herron

A Qualitative Study Of Trust And The Superintendence

2009
Michael Marx

The Processes That Promote Learning in Adult Mentoring and Coaching Dyadic Settings

2009
Fawn McCracken

Third Culture Kids' Sense of Community in the Online Classroom

2009
Lamont E. Ricks

A Study of Black and White Teachers' Expectations and Students' Academic Achievement at a Southeastern Virginia Public High School

2009
Calvin Shepard

An Investigation of Middle School Suspensions and Its' Relationship to District-wide Test Scores

2009
Christopher Slater

The Measurement of an Adult’s Cognitive Curiosity and Exploratory Behavior

2009
Dianne B. Steinbeck

Mentoring and Servant Leadership in a K-12 Public School System

2009
Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw

The Impact of Asynchronous and Synchronous Instruction and Discussion on Cognitive Presence, Social Presence, Teaching Presence, and Learning

2009
Lucinda S. Spaulding

“Education Will Be Our Mother”: An Exploration of Resilience Mechanisms Relating to the Educational Persistence of Sudanese Refugees

2009
Victoria L. Walker

Using 3D Virtual Environments in Counselor Education for Mental health Interviewing and Diagnosis: Student Perceived Learning Benefits

2008
2008
Michelle Boone-Thornton

Can a Therapeutic Summer Camp Program Improve School Performance and Behavioral Outcomes for Students with EBD

2008
Sharon Byrdsong

Selling Out or Fitting In: A Study of African-American Male Middle School Students Within an Urban School District

2008
Annita Kerr D’Amico

An Examination of the Relationship Between Collective Efficacy and Advanced Placement Teachers' Perceptions of Parent Involvement and Self-efficacy in a High School Setting

2008
Lisa Osborne

Adult Students and Learner-Centered Instruction at a Small Community College: A Mixed Method Study

2008
Sharon Piner

An Exploratory Study of Parent Involvement as Measured by Joyce Epstein’s Overlapping Spheres of Influence

2008
Bettie H. Sheppard

The Effect of Noninstructional Workload Tasks Upon Instructional Time for Classroom Teachers in Public Schools in an Urban School District

2008
Angela Sims Stephens

The Relationship Between Lesson Study on Character Education and Teachers' Perception of Efficacy

2008
Sherry L. Stultz

The Effectiveness of Computer-Assisted Instruction for Teaching Mathematics to Students with Specific Learning Disability

2008
Alayne Swimpson

The Impact of Higher Education on Recidivism of Female Prisoners

2008
Cathryn Whisman

Supporting the Catholic Identity of Catholic Elementary Schools in Virginia: A study of Teachers’ Perceptions of Professional Formation Experiences in Catholic Schools

2007
2007
Renee Lynn Albert

The Impact Of Self-Efficacy And Autonomous Learning On Teacher Burnout

2007
Catherine Chatmon

Exploring Gender Disparity in College Aptitude Among Christian College Students From Three School Settings

2007
Charmaine Cruise

A Single Case Study of the Quality Enhancement Plan Component of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Accreditation Process: Identifying Influential Factors

2007
Jenny Sue Flannagan

A Study of Student Achievement Based on Autonomous Learning and Self-Efficacy

2007
Betty Greene-Bryant

Impact of Professional Development for Principals on Referrals for Special Education Evaluation and Placement in Special Education Programs

2007
Greg Hartley

A Study of Discipleship at Abundant Life Fellowship Church

2007
Liu Jing

Learner Autonomy and Chinese University Students’ English Proficiency: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study

2007
Laurie Matthias

Dual Citizenship in Athens and Jerusalem: A Portrait of Professors who Exemplify the Integration of Faith and Learning at Wheaton College

2007
Patricia Payne

Learning Contracts: Personalized Professional Development to Strengthen Teacher Efficacy within the Construct of the Gifted Cluster Model

2007
Sharon Washington

The Development of Internal Controls and Social and Emotional Literacy Skills for Students with Emotional Disturbances by Application of Emotional Intelligence

2006
2006
Carol Berry

The Assessment of Learner Autonomy and Persistence in Adults Enrolled in Online Courses

2006
Sam Botta

Winning With Character: A Practical Coaching Resource For Building Character Through Athletics

2006
Traci Duck

A grounded theory approach: Deriving leadership behaviors and practices of effective Caucasian principals who lead predominantly at-risk, African-American schools

2006
Henry F. Kelly, IV

A Comparison of Student Evaluations of Teaching Between Online and Face-to-Face Courses

2006
Tera Simmons

The Effect of Faculty-Student Interaction on the Relationship Between Student Mentoring and Student Success of Adult Learners in an Online Doctoral Program

2006
Adian Thomason

A Correlational Study of Middle School Principals' Perceived Self-efficacy and the Perceived Achievement of Gifted Curriculum and Instruction Standards in Their Schools

2005
2005
Tina Chapman

The Impact of Alternative and Traditional Teacher Training on Teacher Attrition

2005
Roxie Godfrey
2005
Alice Ledford
2005
Karen D. Schmalz
2005
Janet R. Walker
2005
Ruth-Anne
Wideman
2004
2004
Don Burnard
2004
Sandra Curry
2004
Sandra Fortner
2004
Shelley Hawkins
2004
Kristin Redfield
2003
2003
David Ndaayezwi
2003
Deanna Nisbet
Language Learning Strategies and English Proficiency of Chinese University Students

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