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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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"Miss" Communication: Women Navigating the Crossroads of the Journalism and Mass Communication Industry and Academia, Aariel Roxanne Charbonnet

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The Influence of Cultural and Contextual Factors on the Scoring Decisions of Rural Louisiana Principals during the Implementation of the COMPASS System for Teacher Evaluation, Keith Michael Courville

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The Effect of True Colors Workshop Participation on Time-to-Degree, Rachel K. Davis

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A Study of the Relationship of Stress, Burnout, Hardiness, and Social Support in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Teachers, Michelle A. DeMeulenaere

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Examining Teachers' Attitudes on the READ 180 Program in Six Southern Louisiana Schools, Shanell Dowling

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A Stirling Education: Education in Antebellum Louisiana, Seth T. Eisworth

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Curriculum and Compassion: An Inquiry into the Relevance of the Charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in a Post-Modern World, Thomas Walter Eldringhoff

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Masculinity and Social Change: Exploring Generative Masculinity Development in Resident Assistant Men through the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, Joshua David Finch

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Founding a Historically Latino/Caribbean-serving Institution: An Archival Research Study on Florida International University, Amaris del Carmen Guzmán

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Louisiana School Leaders’ Perceptions of K-12 Online Technology Readiness, Jeffery Andrew Hand

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A Mixed Methods Case Study Exploring Simulation and Caring in Nursing Education, Carla Armstead Harmon

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From The Valley to the Mountaintop: A Case Study of Resilience and Persistence Among First-Generation African American Males Who Have Achieved Doctoral Success, D'Jalon Janeece Jackson

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Toward an Advanced System of Accountability for Improved Student Learning Outcomes: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Test-Based Accountability in Louisiana, Susan Nicole Kahn

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Exploring Teaching Approaches and Sociocultural Dynamics in the Middle and High School English Second Language Teaching Environment from the Perspective of the Multicultural Educator, Nancy Laguna Luque

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Cutting the Deficit: An Examination of Factors Contributing to the Success of Black Males Seeking Doctoral Degrees at a Predominantly White Institution, Larry Paul Manthei, Jr.

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The Instruction of Eros: A Content Analysis of Sex Education Texts, Nicholas Ensley Mitchell

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A Reader's Experience: How Teachers Can Utilize Literature Circles and Reader Response Theory in an All-Male Environment to Evaluate Reader Engagement, Motivation, and Identifying with a Text, Langley Pierre

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An Examination of Students' Perceptions of the Louisiana ACT Mandate on their Postsecondary Education Decisions, Thelma Carol Purnell

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The Effects of Teacher Induction Programs on Teacher Retention in Early Childhood, Heather Marie Reames

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Black Girl Magic: How Black Women Administrators Navigate the Intersection of Race and Gender in Workspace Silos at Predominantly White Institutions, Allison Michelle Smith

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Developmental Math Education: The Bermuda Triangle of Student Success--Many Enter, but Few Succeed., Julia Elizabeth Paxton Sullivan

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Building a Community of Writers through Free Writing, Reflection, and Collaboration, Adrienne Renee Tate

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21st Century Transformational Leadership: The Neo-Stereotypical Phenomenon of a Black Female Principal, Terri Valentine Wallis

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Elderly Emergent Readers: A Story to Tell and a Voice to Tell It, Laura Elizabeth Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A Science Education Study Using Visual Cognition and Eye Tracking to Explore Medication Selection in the Novice Versus Expert Nurse Anesthetist, Aimee Ladreyt Badeaux

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A Comparative Case Study: An Examination of How Literature Assists Children Experiencing a Trauma, Michelle Clare Benoit

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Minority Female Students and Graduates Perceived Value of Their For-Profit College & University (FPCU) Technical Education, Rashanda Rachelle Booker

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An Evaluation of Close Reading for Fourth Grade Students Receiving Tier 2 Responsiveness to Intervention Services, Marcy Boudreaux-Johnson

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A Quantitative Study Using Constructist Learning Activities to Connect Biology Concepts to Local Environmental Issues in a Non-Major Introductory College Biology Course, Michaelyn Broussard

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An Exploration of How Closely Upper Elementary Magnet School Reading Teachers' Perceptions of Evidence-based Practices in Reading Compared to Actual Practices in Their Classrooms, Rhonda Ann Cross

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A Technology-Enhanced German Language Course: Effects of Technology Implementation and Cross-Cultural Exchange on Students’ Language Skills, Perceptions and Cultural Awareness, Michael B. Dettinger

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#Becoming: Emergent Identity of College Students in the Digital Age Examined Through Complexivist Epistemologies, Paul William Eaton

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Engagement Levels During Implementation of Co-Teaching Models, Cathy Lee Eschete

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My Choice, My Fraternity, and My Engagement: Experiences of White Men in Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLO), Kourtney Prentice Gray

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Bridging the Support Gap for First Generation College Students with Community Mentor Programs, Leigh Jefferson Griffin

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Junior Level Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Lived Experiences With Test Anxiety: Can Music Serve As A Means to Reduce Test Anxiety and Increase Self-Efficacy?, Keeley Clark Harmon

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From With–In The Black Diamond: The Intersections of Masculinity, Ethnicity, and Identity–An Epistolary Autoethnographic Exploration into the Lived Experiences of a Black Male Graduate Student, Vincent Tarrell Harris

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Insights from Complexity: A Study of the Implementation of a District-Wide Literacy Initiative through the Lens of Complex Systems Theory, Mary Kathryn Hudson

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Articulating Situated Knowledge and Standpoints in our Responses to Contemporary Street Fiction: A Book Club Case Study with African American Women, Yvette Rachele Hyde

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Money, Power, Respect: Philanthropic Giving Of African American Alumni Of Predominately White Institutions, Melvin Jonathan Jackson

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Keeping it Reel?: A Mixed Methods Content Analysis of the Representation of Black Male Students and Black Masculinity in College Films, Kevin Joseph

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Evaluating Technical Adequacy Features of Sentence Verification Technique as a General Outcome Measure of Content Knowledge, Renée E. Lastrapes

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Examining the Effects of Academic and Social Interventions on the Behavior of Students with or At-risk for Emotional or Behavioral Disorders, Lauren M. LeJeune

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Student-Athlete Academic and Athletic Identity and Self-Efficacy, Bailey Ann MacNab

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Visual Representations of Gender in Engineering Trade Journals of Professional Societies During 1998-2012: A Content Analysis of Hierarchy and Stereotypes, Tracy Ettel Morris

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To Culture or Not to Culture: Practices Implemented by Language Immersion Teachers to Teach Culture in Language Immersion Classrooms, Benterah Charles Morton

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Experiential Learning & Engagement: The Role of Professional Development and Engagement in the Graduate Assistant Experience, Abbey Marie Muetzel

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The Relationship between Supervision, Job Satisfaction, and Burnout among Live-In and Live-On Housing and Residence Life Professionals, Tracy Latonya Reed

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Peer Coaching Effects on Targeted Teaching Behaviors and Teacher Self-Efficacy in an Early Field Experience, Deanna Kay Rice

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Examining the Effectiveness of a Minority Bridge Program on the Academic Success of African American Undergraduates at Predominantly White Institutions: A Mixed Methods Approach, Brandi Roberts

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An Ontological (re)Thinking: Ubuntu and Buddhism in Higher Education, David Wayne Robinson-Morris

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Beyond Batterers: A Primary Prevention and Adult Learning Approach to Engage Well-Meaning Men to Prevent Violence Against Women, Lorett Sturgill Swank

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LA Grad Act’s Effects on Developmental Faculty: A Case Study, Patricia Kuhlman Van Brunt

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Life After Death: Revitalization of Social Work Education Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities through Decolonization, Carey Yazeed

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Examining the Persistence of Students in Academic and Leadership Development Programs, Jared Christian Avery

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Explicit Instruction of Scientific Explanation and Argument in an Undergraduate Introductory Biology Laboratory Course Using the Claim, Evidence and Reasoning Framework, Rosemary Eva Becker

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An Intersectional Exploration of Race and Gender: Perceptions of Women Faculty in Higher Education, Amy Hill Bourgeois

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Exploring the Impact of the Common Core State Standards Implementation Through the Eyes of Teachers', Parents', and Administrators' Beliefs and Attitudes Related to Reading Instruction, Sheryl Coglaiti

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Piercing Privilege: Confronting the White Problem Through Autoethnography, Destiny Marie Adams Cooper

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Exploring the Implementation of Reading Common Core State Standards in an Elementary School Setting, Lacy Alane Davis

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Robotics and Inquiry: Addressing the Impact on Student Understanding of Physics Concepts (Force and Motion) from Select Rural Louisiana Elementary Students through Robotics Instruction Immersed within the 5E Learning Cycle Model, Bianca Rodrigue Deliberto

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An Examination of Secondary English Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of Field Experiences: Shaping the Understanding of Teaching and Its Challenges before Student Teaching, Leylja A. Emiraliyeva-Pitre

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Formal Change Processes and Informal Teacher-Initiated Change Processes: A Longitudinal Case Study of Technology Integration at an Elementary School, Candace Michelle Griffin

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A Qualitative Study Utilizing Non-Fiction African-American Folktales: Process and Product with Struggling Second, Third, and Fifth Graders in North Louisiana, Gail Guidry Griffin

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Black and Gifted: Hiding In Plain View, Deanna Lynn Hayes-Wilson

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A case study of Tracie Morris's Project Princess, Tammie Jenkins

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An Examination of Louisiana's State Governance Structure in Higher Education and Its Impact on Public State-Funded College and University System Board Members' Voting Behavior: A Case Study, Melanie Smith Johnson

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Impact of Family and School Capital on the Academic Development of African American and Hispanic Students, Jinmei Liu

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The Louisiana Sciences Education Act's impact on high school science, Gareth Mitchell

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With Xavier, however, there will be this distinction: Mapping the Educational Philosophy of Saint Katharine Drexel in the Intellectual Tradition of Black Higher Education in New Orleans, Louisiana, Berlisha Roketa Morton

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An examination of the impact of postsecondary transition program models on college self-efficacy beliefs of first-generation college students, Shaneá Morrison Nelson

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The Influence of Colorism and Hair Texture Bias on the Professional and Social Lives of Black Women Student Affairs Professionals, Rhea Monet Perkins

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Chatting about science : a qualitative study on increasing the number and depth of science-based conversations among aquarium visitor groups, Erika Kristen Poarch

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The Transition from Clinical Practice to Academic Citizenship in Nursing Faculty, Valerie S. Schluter

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Vocabulary matching : potential for a diagnostic performance indicator, Jodie Schraven

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A Case Study Analysis of Web 2.0 Technology Use in Higher Education: Effects of Using a Wiki on Outcomes and Attitudes in Legal Education, Patrick Allan Smith

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The Dog Ate My Homework: A Qualitative Study of Students' Views of Their Homework Experiences, Elizabeth Yvette Stogner

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Never Forget Where You Came From: An Oral History of the Integration of a Rural Community, Heather N. Stone

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Educational aspirations of middle and high school students : a focus on Turkish - American youth, Dilek Atmaca Suslu

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The Ebony Seven: A Presidential Blueprint for Private Black College Achievement of Global Competitiveness, Walter T. Tillman Jr.

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A mixed methods investigation of post-secondary students' long bone anatomy knowledge retention through constructivism and the works of Vesalius, Jennifer F. Tynes

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The (In)Visible Road Map: The Role of Mentoring for First-Generation Black Female Doctoral Students at Predominantly White Institutions, Takea Vickers

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Presidential Profiles: Race, Leadership Orientation, and Effectiveness, Jerry M. Whitmore Jr.

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Interpreting Blackness: A Phenomenological Case Study of African American Young Adult Literature, Deleon Miriam Wilson

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Giftedness and overexcitability : investigating the evidence, Daniel Lawrence Winkler

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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What about the Black Greeks? : supporting NPHCs at PWIs, Aleidra Allen

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"Feels Like Racial Battle Fatigue": Managing Divesity Crisis Moments in Higher Education, Chaunda Myretta Allen

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New Orleans and Fazendeville (de) segregated : challenging a narrative of school integration, April Antonellis

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Ain't I Cool: Investigating the Lived Experience of Cool for Black Male Collegians, Kyle Nathaniel Boone

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Using a multi-level model to examine the fidelity of implementation of school-wide positive behavior intervention support and its relationship to academic achievement in Louisiana, Michelle Farnsworth Botos

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Creating a framework for systems-based graphic analysis and the assessment of college-level introductory biology textbooks, Katherine Ellen Brooks

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Enculturational practices in the teaching of proof in mathematics, Indira Venkata Chillara

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Networked learning : evaluating the effectiveness of distance education in comparison to traditional education, Tireka Patrice Cobb

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Aesthetics in the classroom for social justice : how do the theories of John Dewey, Maxine Greene, and Jane Piirto inform us?, Valerie Meiners Comeaux

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Utilizing social media to build community in the residence halls, Michael Jeremy Courson

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Exploring the underpinnings that attribute to low performance on standardized tests by first year university freshmen at a Historically Black College and University, Jeffery Joseph Darby, Jr.

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Metacognitive awareness : impact of a metacognitive intervention in a pre-nursing course, Bronwyn Perry Doyle

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(Un)writing the academic other : theorizing the "at risk" body, Jessica Lynn Exkano

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Parental perceptions of supportive and non-supportive influences on the development of leadership, Debra Jo Gifford Hailey

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Toward an Ideal of Moral and Democratic Education: Afro-Creoles and Straight University in Reconstruction New Orleans, 1862-1896, Dana C. Hart