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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Development of the Global-Self Through Collegiate Recreational Sports, Alexander Rocco Accetta (Dissertation)

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African American Teacher Recruitment: A Case Study in Oregon, Deborah Miller Allen (Dissertation)

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A Brief Intervention to Increase the use of Precorrection and Praise by Elementary School Teachers, Dustin Bindreiff (Dissertation)

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Preparing Historically Underserved Students for STEM Careers: The Role of an Inquiry-based High School Science Sequence Beginning with Physics, Jon P. Bridges (Dissertation)

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An Exploration of Effective Community College Instructors' Use of Culturally Competent Pedagogies, Aylin Bunk (Dissertation)

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The Voices of Special Educators: How Do Special Educators Teach English Language Learners Who are Receiving Special Education Services?, Elizabeth Ann DuBois (Dissertation)

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An Examination of the Relationship Between Professional Development Providers' Epistemological and Nature of Science Beliefs and their Professional Development Programs, Alfonso Garcia Arriola (Dissertation)

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Faculty Job Satisfaction and Morale in Biomedical Research, Richard John Goranflo III (Dissertation)

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Sustaining the Human Spirit of the High School Principal Leading for Equity, Ryan David Richardson (Dissertation)

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Rural Interprofessional Health Care Education: A Study of Student Perspectives, Curt Carlton Stilp (Dissertation)

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Culturally Responsive School Leadership For Latino/a Students Success, Victor H. Vergara (Dissertation)

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Middle School Teacher Beliefs about Classroom Diversity and Their Influence on Differentiated Instructional Practices, Marcus Fredrick-Lynn Wenzel (Dissertation)

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Survive or Thrive: A Mixed Method Study of Visiting Chinese Language Teachers' Identity Formation in the U.S. Classrooms, Li Xiang (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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"Like Drinking Water Out of a Fire Hydrant" Medical Education as Transformation: A Naturalistic Inquiry Into the Physician Assistant Student Experience, Patricia Kenney-Moore (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Principal Leadership Practices in High Poverty K-5 Model Schools in Oregon, Janice Marie Adams (Dissertation)

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The Effects of an Overnight Environmental Science Education Program on Students' Attendance Rate Change for Middle School Years, Jennifer Elizabeth Basham (Thesis)

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Effective Technology Implementation in Schools: Differing Perceptions of Teachers, Administrators, and Technology Staff, Joseph Stephen Morelock (Dissertation)

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Leadership and Decision-Making Skills of High Poverty Elementary School Principals in an Era of Reduced Resources, Kevin Eugene Spooner (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Understanding Male Nursing Student Perceptions of the Influence of Gender: A Qualitative Case Study Approach of Students, Faculty, and Administration in a Pacific Northwest Nursing Program, Jennifer Anne Anderson (Dissertation)

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Teachers Teaching Teachers: A Sustainable and Inexpensive Professional Development Program to Improve Instruction, Carol L. Campbell (Dissertation)

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Guiding the Work of Professional Learning Communities: Perspectives for School Leaders, Daniel Paul Draper (Dissertation)

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School District Bond Campaigns: Strategies That Ensure Successful Outcomes, Linda L. Florence (Dissertation)

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From the Whiteboard to the Web: Equipping Administrators to Recruit, Hire, and Induct Top Quality K-12 Online Teachers, Daniel Keith Huld (Dissertation)

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Designing the Plane While Flying It: A Case Study on Nursing Faculty Development during Academic Electronic Health Records Integration in a Small Liberal Arts College, Karen Elizabeth Maxwell (Dissertation)

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Gender Representations in U.S. Ed.D. Dissertations: A Feminist Content Analysis, Debora Kay Nelli (Dissertation)

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The Impact of School-Level Factors on Minority Students' Performance in AP Calculus, Phillip Bruce Pearson (Dissertation)

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Teaching and Learning for Intercultural Sensitivity: A Cross-Cultural Examination of American Domestic Students and Japanese Exchange Students, Yoko Hwang Sakurauchi (Dissertation)

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Bridging the Future to Postsecondary Readiness, Brian Patrick Sien (Dissertation)

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Keeping Equity in Mind: Strategies for Continuing Equity Work Once Formal Training Has Ended, Teri Lynn Tilley (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Improving Assessment Practice at the Course and Programmatic-Levels in Community Colleges: Developing The Guidebook For Student Learning Outcomes & The Assessment Loop, Steven George Beining (Dissertation)

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Nursing Student Anxiety in Simulation Settings: A Mixed Methods Study, Mary Louise Cato (Dissertation)

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Shaping School Culture: To Support Moving from a Targeted-Assistance to Schoolwide Title I Program, Paul Edward Coakley (Dissertation)

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Facilitating Master's Student Success: A Quantitative Examination of Student Perspectives on Advising, Sarah Brooks Drummond Hays (Dissertation)

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Designing Innovative Alternatives to Traditional High Schools: What Leaders Need to Know, Chester Roy Edwards (Dissertation)

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Global Learning Outcomes of a Domestic Foreign Language Immersion Program, Kathleen Ann Godfrey (Dissertation)

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Evaluating Alternative High Schools: Program Evaluation in Action, Drew Samuel Wayne Hinds (Dissertation)

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Undergraduate Research and Metropolitan Commuter University Student Involvement: Exploring the Narratives of Five Female Undergraduate Students, Jolina Jade Kwong Caputo (Dissertation)

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State Need-Based Aid and Four-Year College Student Retention: A Statewide Study, Kara Lynn McFall (Dissertation)

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Academic Advising Structures that Support First-year Student Success and Retention, Brett Leland McFarlane (Dissertation)

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Factors Influencing Social, Cultural, and Academic Transitions of Chinese International ESL Students in U.S. Higher Education, Akiko Ota (Dissertation)

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Exploring Online Community Among Rural Medical Education Students: A Case Study, Ryan Tyler Palmer (Dissertation)

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A Comparative Study of Administrator and Special Education Teacher Perceptions of Special Education Teacher Attrition and Retention, Danielle Angelina Sheldrake (Dissertation)

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A Case Study of After-School Activities in one School that is Making Progress in Closing the Achievement Gap, Susan Robin Shugerman (Dissertation)

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Developing the Instructional Leadership Skills of High School Principals in Tanzania: A Problem-Based Learning Approach, Peter N. Siamoo (Dissertation)

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Short-Term International Service-Learning: Faculty Perceptions of and Pedagogical Strategies for the Design and Implementation of Successful Learning Experiences, Thomas Jacob Van Cleave (Dissertation)

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The Retention Puzzle Reconsidered: Second Year Student Attitudes and Experiences with Advising, Michael Edward Walsh (Dissertation)

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Student Employment in Student Affairs Units: Characteristics of Educationally Purposeful Environments, Shannon Timm Watson (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Assessing the Relationship Between Intercultural Competence and Leadership Styles: An Empirical Study of International Fulbright Students in the U.S., Chris Taylor Cartwright (Dissertation)

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Reflective Practice and Readiness for Self-directed Learning in Anesthesiology Residents Training in the United States, Amy Katrina Miller Juve (Dissertation)

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Oral Health Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors: Investigation of an Educational Intervention Strategy with At-Risk Females, Susan Romano Rustvold (Dissertation)

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Understanding the Role of Social, Teaching and Cognitive Presence in Hybrid Courses: Student Perspectives on Learning and Pedagogical Implications, Janelle De Carrico Voegele (Dissertation)

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Engaging Community Food Systems through Learning Garden Programs: Oregon Food Bank's Seed to Supper Program, Denissia Elizabeth Withers (Thesis)

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First-Generation Student Success After Academic Warning: An Exploratory Analysis of Academic Integration, Personal Adjustment, Family and Social Adjustment and Psychological Factors, Gabrielle Shoshana Zeisman (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Coupled Pedagogy: A Study of Sustainability Education and Community-Based Learning in the Senior Capstone Program at Portland State University, Emily Erin Bowling (Thesis)

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Faculty of Color and Scholarship Redefined: Teaching and Learning for Intercultural Competence, Peng Fu (Dissertation)

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Youth Voices of Bounty and Opportunity: High School Students' Experiences With Food and Community, Kara Marie Gilbert (Thesis)

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Transforming the Soul of Education: Sustainability at the Center of Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools, Thomas Eugene Kane (Dissertation)

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Foreign Language Teaching in U.S. Higher Education Classrooms: An Investigation of the Relationship between Teacher Pedagogical Beliefs and Classroom Teaching, Shaojuan Lin (Dissertation)

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Sustainable Event Management of Music Festivals: An Event Organizer Perspective, Stephanie L. Stettler (Thesis)

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Pedagogical Catalysts of Civic Competence: The Development of a Critical Epistemological Model for Community-Based Learning, Stephanie Taylor Stokamer (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Achieving Congruence: Building a Case for Implementing a District-Wide Interim Benchmark Assessment that is Aligned with a Balanced Literacy Framework, Theodore Feller (Dissertation)

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Transformative Teacher Evaluation: Self Evaluation for High Performing Teachers, Carla Ann Sosanya-Tellez (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Education as Sustainability : an Action Research Study of the Burns Model of Sustainability Pedagogy, Heather L. Burns (Dissertation)

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The Nature of People's Perceptions of Wolves, Laura Briana Nobel (Thesis)

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Japanese International Graduate Students in U.S. Higher Education Classrooms: An Investigation of their Pedagogical and Epistemological Challenges and Supports, Miki Yamashita (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The Challenges International Students Face in Adjusting to Their New Status as Graduate Students: An Exploratory Case Study, Vincent Womujuni (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Socratic pedagogy, critical thinking, moral reasoning and inmate education : an exploratory study, Peter Boghossian (Thesis)

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Successful Online Course Retention at Marylhurst University Constructing a Model for Online Course Retention Using Grounded Theory, Vincent Schreck (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Not For the Faint of Heart: The Social Construction of Oregon Charter Schools, Anthony Dean Valley (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Comprehensive School Reform Influence on Teacher Practice: Listening in the Classroom: An Examination of Powerful Learning Labs within the Accelerated Schools Project, Amy Daggett Petti (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Interrupting Generational Poverty: Experiences Affecting Successful Completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Donna Marie Beegle (Dissertation)

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Factors Influencing Middle School Teachers to Change Classroom Practice in Response to Standards-Based Reform, Gayle Yvonne Thieman (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Intuition in the Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum: Faculty Attitudes, Practices and Preparation, Beverly Jean Epeneter (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Student Perceptions of Riots and Boycotts in Secondary Schools in Kenya's Kirinyaga District, Margaret Wangeci Gatimu (Dissertation)

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Factors Occurring in Youth Suicide Behavior in Oregon, Kathy Goss (Dissertation)

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The Leadership of African American Women Constructing Realities, Shifting Paradigms, Gloria Murphy Gostnell (Dissertation)

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A Comparative Study of Perceptions of High School Department Chairs and High School Teachers on the Role of the High School Academic Department Chair: the Voice of the Teacher-department Chair, Rachel Mae Korach (Dissertation)

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A Comparative Study of Perceptions of Superintendents, High School Principals, and High School Department Chairs on the Role of the High School Academic Department Chair: the Voice of the Administrator, William Anthony Korach (Thesis)

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Validity, Reliability, and Utility of the Oregon Assessment for 3-5 Year Olds in Developmentally Appropriate Classrooms, Steffen Saifer (Dissertation)

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Connection, Service and Community: an Examination of Factors that Contribute to Student and Staff Success, Robert Vieira (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Spiritual Health: Association for the Advancement of Health Education Instructors' Attitudes, Practices and Training, Susanne Meyer Christopher (Dissertation)

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Being an Assistant Principal, Becoming an Administrator: an Organizational Socialization Study, Connie Dickman (Dissertation)

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A Case Study of the Development of Oregon's 1985 Public Policy in Youth Substance Abuse, Sonja Carol Grove (Dissertation)

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A Study of the Success of School College Partnerships Created to Improve Minority and Disadvantaged Student Enrollment and Success in Postsecondary Education, Armando Reinaldo Laguardia (Dissertation)

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An Investigation of the Relationship Between Turnover of Incumbent Board Members and Turnover of the District's Superintendent, Frederick James Loomis (Dissertation)

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An Assessment of the Adequacy of the Services of an Urban Public University for International and U.S. Students: a Comparative Study, Alfonso Hernandez Pioquinto (Dissertation)

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We are the Vanguard, Not the Norm: Stories of Successful Minority Students in Predominantly White Graduate Teacher Education Programs, Leslie Rennie-Hill (Dissertation)

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A Study of Special Preparation and Training Needs of Middle School Teachers, Marilyn Seger (Dissertation)

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Identifying Factors that Influence Perceptions of Teacher Efficacy as a Means of Building Capacity for Restructuring Schools: a Case Study Approach, Deborah Sommer (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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A Study of Personal Attributes Associated with Marginality and Failure of Preservice Teachers in the Terminal Field Experience, Sharon Irene Bancroft (Dissertation)

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An Investigation of the Prevalence of Severe Visual Impairment Among Handicapped Children: Implications for Educators, James Bickford (Thesis)

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An Experimental Study of Scotopic Sensitivity Irlen Syndrome in Learning Disabled Students, Kathleen Hickam Farber (Dissertation)

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A Study of Community College Instructional Stakeholder Attitudes Toward Student Outcome Goals, Linda Ann Gerber (Dissertation)

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Case Studies of the Structure, Dynamics, and Outcomes of Interdisciplinary Team Organization in Oregon Middle Schools, Gail Lyon (Thesis)

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Persistence Influences on the Minority Student Attending a Predominantly White Postsecondary Urban Institution: the Student Perspective, Annmarie O'Brien (Dissertation)

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Characteristics of Marginally Achieving Secondary Students and the Nature of their School Experience, Aeylin Summers (Dissertation)

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The Schooling of Vietnamese-American High School Students in Oregon: Their Perspectives, Minh Van Tran (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Perceived Administrative Support for Teachers of Urban At-risk Students, Betsy Bennet-Costi (Dissertation)

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An Exploratory Study of Student Retention in Kindergarten and Grade One and the Associated Decision Making Processes as Perceived by Principals and Teachers, Doris Cameron-Minard (Dissertation)

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The Culture of an Alternative Education Program: A Participant Observational Study, Dian Dee Connett (Dissertation)