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Dissertations from 2018

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A Study of the Lived Experience of African American Males who Transition from Out-of-Home Care to Postsecondary Education, Marvin Cain Alexander

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Degrees Are Not Enough : Success and Challenges of Black Women Pursuing College Degrees., DeQuinten Shrez Glenn

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Nutrition Misconceptions and Awareness Among College Students in a University Community, Shervia Singleton Taylor 7742625

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The Effects of Accelerated Reader on 6th Grade At-Risk African American Males' Motivation as It Relates to Foucault's Power/Knowledge Theory, Theresa Williams

Dissertations from 2017

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Prison to School to Redemption: A Full Circle Channel to the Complete ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline’, Kristen Alana Antoine

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A Mixed Methods Analysis of School- and Student-Level Effects: Mathematics Course Completion and Achievement Beyond Algebra 2 Among Mexican American Female High School Students, Lester Archer

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An Examination of the Impact of Venture Philanthropy on the Mission of Higher Education, Shon Baker

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How American is the American College Fraternity? Examining the European Legacy Within the U.S. Greek System, Andrew Thomas Bell

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Understanding How Incoming First Year College Students Develop Academic Performance Expectations: A Qualitative Case Study, Christina Marie Coovert

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Educating the "Miseducated": A Case Study of Middle School Teachers’ Experiences Providing Culturally Responsive Practices for Black Male Adolescents, Latrisha Yvette Dean

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Who Stays and Who Leaves? Predicting College Student Persistence Using Comprehensive Retention Models, Adam C. Elder

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Student Resiliency Post Hurricane Katrina, Jennifer Marie Fendrich

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Pre-College credit and Examination Programs: One Size fits All?, Guadalupe M. Lamadrid

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A Phenomenological Investigation into the Experiences and Perceptions of Teachers Education Program Graduates at Public Historically Black College and Universities in Louisiana, La'Quita Maya Magee

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Archbishop Rummel's Leadership in Troubled Times: Spiritual and Secular Discourses to Integrate Parochial and Public Schools in New Orleans, Kristina McKenzie-Hudson

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Finding Voice in the Academy through Yellow Storytelling: An Asian American Autoethnography on Suffering in Higher Education, Thuong Thi Nguyen

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How I Got Over: A Study of the Tenure Experiences of Black Female Professors at Predominantly White Institutions, Veta E. Parker

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A Narrative of a Teacher's Perspective of Over-Age Students Who Are Out-of-Grade in the Middle School Classroom, Melissa J. Porter

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Gender Beyond Birth: Gender Non-Conforming Students Lived Experiences Residing On-Campus in the Southeast, Tiffany Marlene Shierling

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Private vs. Public: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Student Experiences and the Influence of Anti-discrimination Policies With Respect to Religion, Shalonda Michelle Skidmore

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The Holistic Undergraduate Growth Experience: A Case Study Exploring the Development of a Student Success and Retention Program, Bianca Briana Teats

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Deterritorializing Dichotomies in Teacher Induction: A (Post)Ethnographic Study of Un/Becoming an Elementary Science Teacher, Maria Ferris Greene Wallace

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The Effect of Rule-Based Scaffoldings on Second Grade Students' Digital Storytelling, Xue Wen

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Campus Sexual Violence and LGBTQ Students: A Mixed Methods Study of Risk, Decision-Making, and Resource Awareness, Sara Carrigan Wooten

Dissertations from 2016

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Investigating Curriculum Use and Its Impact on Teachers and Their Practice, Tiah B. Alphonso

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Identifying Leadership Potential in High School Students, Melody Lynn Baham

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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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The Application of Prophetic Pragmatism: The Intersection of the Theologically-based Education of the Black Church Leader, The Black Church, The Community, and Social Action, Errol K. Domingue

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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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The Life and Times of Black Millennial Males: Teacher Methodology Juxtaposed to Classroom Satisfaction, DeChantel D. Fields

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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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Parenting the Gifted and Talented Child: A Qualitative Inquiry of the Perceptions of Mothers Regarding their Unique Experiences in Raising Gifted and Talented Children, Mary F. Hidalgo

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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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African-American Single Mothers' Experiences While Furthering Their Education, Kimberly Rayshun James

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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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A Phenomenological Investigation Into The Experiences Of High-Achieving African American Male Student Athletes At Predominately White Institutions In The Southeast Region, Runell Jeremiah King

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Coming to the Table: Exploring the Narrative of Cafe Reconcile and Learning in the Kitchen, Danielle Klein

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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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Taming Place: Faubourg Tremé, the Insurgence of Interstate 10, and the Redefinition of Black Educational Space, Reagan Patrick Mitchell

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Glass Ceilings and Bottomless Floors: Black Women's Experiences in Education Reform Leadership, Alicia Danielle Nance

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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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What Do Teachers Know about Differentiated Instruction?, Sharmayne Raby Rutledge

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Decolonizing World History: Mis-Representations of the Middle East In Secondary Social Studies Textbooks, Amanda Megan Schellhaas

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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

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

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