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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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The Double Dutch Retention Framework: A Grounded Theory Study on Increasing Racial Staff Diversity at Pacific Northwest Community Colleges, Dominique S. Austin (Dissertation)

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Local Voices: Counterstorytelling and Retention of Faculty of Color in Oregon's Community College System, Kristin Christophersen (Dissertation)

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Improving Peer-to-Peer Learning for Students with Extensive Support Needs in Inclusive Classrooms, Zachary Michael Deets (Dissertation)

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Understanding the Experiences of Latino Medical Students in a Learning Medical Environment, Leslie García (Dissertation)

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Elementary Principal Leadership and Special Education: A Case Study in the United States, Vivian M. Garrison (Dissertation)

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An Exploration of the Relationship Between Disability Status Disclosure, Accommodation Use, and Student Success: Curricular and Co-Curricular Implications, Kaela Marie Parks (Dissertation)

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The Radical Relationality of Complex Partnerships: Community-Member Experiences in Critical Community-Based Learning, Amie Riley (Dissertation)

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Beyond First Thoughts: Understanding the Essence of Equitable Decision-Making, A Phenomenological Study, White Practitioners as Equitable Educational Decision-Makers, Zinnia Un (Dissertation)

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A Case Study of Mexican Immigrant Parents' Involvement in Their Children's Education, Evelia Vega (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Transformative Ecoliteracy Development in Postsecondary Education: Cultivating Intentional Relationships Through Garden-Based Learning, Shevawn Armstrong (Thesis)

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Perspectives of Students with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability in College Inclusion Programs on their Preparation for Working in Competitive Integrated Employment, Eva R. Blixseth (Dissertation)

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Improvement Science: Improving Employee Engagement, Ryan S. Carpenter (Dissertation)

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Must Be Present to Win: Principals' Perspectives on Exclusionary Discipline, William Jeremy Cohen (Dissertation)

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Culture of Care and Prosocial Leadership: Autoethnography of an Elementary School Principal Navigating Covid-19, Ashley Marie Davis (Dissertation)

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The Practice of Traditional Grading: A Site for Inquiring into Teacher Identity Friction in a U.S. High School, Sarah Emily Dutton-Breen (Dissertation)

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What's Care Got to Do with It? Expulsion Practices in Family Child Care, Josephina Paulina Emmrich (Dissertation)

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Radical (Re)Positioning of Students as Cocreators of Curriculum: A Participatory Action Research Study of Undergraduate Student-Instructor Partnerships in Online Learning Environments, Kari Eleana Goin (Dissertation)

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Amplifying Arab American Heritage Language Students' Voices: A Multiple Case Study on Translanguaging Practices and Identity Negotiation in University Arabic Classrooms, Lina Gomaa (Dissertation)

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An Examination of Educator Perspectives on Career and College Pathways for Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color with Disabilities, Rachel Anne Herrick (Dissertation)

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Silos in Higher Education Institutions: Shifting from Organizational Phenomena to a Practical Framework for Equitable Decision-making, Mandi Sue Mizuta (Dissertation)

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Higher Education Futures: The Transformative Potential of Using Critical Foresights Practices & Arts Based Research in Our Brittle, Anxious, Non-Linear, and Incomprehensible (BANI) World, Sheila Christine Mullooly (Dissertation)

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Professional Development for Special Education Paraeducators: How to Effectively Train Classroom Staff to Support Students with Complex Instructional and Behavioral Needs, Cara Olson-Sawyer (Dissertation)

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K-12 Racial Equity Work in the Predominantly White Pacific Northwest: Interracial Conversations, Counter-Stories, and Considerations, Bradley Justin Parker (Dissertation)

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Critical Awareness, Reflection, and Action in Head Start Leadership: A Critical Consciousness Case Study of Head Start Leaders, Christopher Pearce Agudelo (Dissertation)

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Keeping in Touch While Sheltering in Place: A Comparative Case Study on the Complex Emotions Experienced by Older Adults When Introduced to ICTs and Video Conferencing Services, Marisa Susan Soltz (Dissertation)

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Increasing Collaboration to Improve Student Outcomes: Improvement Science, Cassandra Diane Thonstad (Dissertation)

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In Their Own Words: Examining the Educational Experiences, Expectations, and Values of Oregon Low-Income, Single Black Mothers, Reiko Mia Williams (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Community College Geoscience Faculty Perspectives on Critical Thinking Instructional Tools, Mariela Salas Bao (Dissertation)

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Creativity in Science, Engineering, and the Arts: A Study of Undergraduate Students' Perceptions, Dildora F. Beaulieu (Dissertation)

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The Perceptions of Rural Teachers Engaged in Environmental Education Professional Development Workshops: A Case Study of the Alder Creek Community Forest and the Story of Your Place, Bryan R. Benz (Dissertation)

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A Multiplicity of Journeys: STEM Education Ecosystems as Sources of Cultural Sustenance, Christopher Louis Beauprey Cardiel (Dissertation)

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Creating Systems of Shared Accountability for Early Leaver Students: Perspectives of Principals, Lorna Kay Fast Buffalo Horse (Dissertation)

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God-Talk in Catholic High Schools: Theology Teachers Doing Theological Education for and with Religiously Diverse Student Populations, David Michael Avram Gregory (Dissertation)

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Emotional Intelligence and Resonant Leadership: Investigating School Principals' Preparation and Professional Development in Response to Covid-19 and Other Challenges, Ashlie Kaye Miller (Dissertation)

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An Exploratory Study of Adjunct Faculty Professional Growth Experiences, Bethany Ann Potts (Dissertation)

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Early Implementation of a Standards-Based Mathematics Curriculum: Understanding Teacher Perspectives and Concerns, Karen Ann Prigodich (Dissertation)

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"It's Not by Accident": Examining Leadership Efforts to Disrupt Oregon's Segregated K-12 Education System, Michael Eric Salitore (Dissertation)

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Women's Work: a Feminist Standpoint Theory Study of Scholarship, Voice, and Resistance in the Academic Generation of Knowledge, Linnea Angelica Spitzer (Dissertation)

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The Perspectives of Head Start Employed Community College Students Who Earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education Programs: A Phenomenological Study Exploring Challenges and Successes, Robyne E. Taylor (Dissertation)

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Impacts of Nontraditional Admissions Criteria on the Admittance and Retention of Academically At-Risk Student Populations, Kristen Marie Winter (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Paradigm Shifts in Large-Scale Educational Change: Uncovering the Oregon Education Investment Board's Theory of Change-in-Action, Johanna Kathryn Blackford (Dissertation)

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Hearing the Voices of Bicultural and Bilingual Teachers: Using a Case Study Approach to Explain the Professional Identity Development of Early Career Native Chinese Mandarin Teachers, Jing Chen (Dissertation)

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Amplifying Latinx Voice through Interview Study: Highlighting Mathematics Identity as a Pathway to Student Self-Empowerment and Academic Agency, Brea Justine Cohen (Dissertation)

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Settler Colonial Curriculum in Carlisle Boarding School: a Historical and Personal Qualitative Research Study, Patrick Gerard Eagle Staff (Dissertation)

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#AdultingWhileBlack: Encountering in the Campus Climate and the Formation of Racialized Adult Identity Among Traditional-Age Black College Students, Sarah Nana Kutten (Dissertation)

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Teachers' Critical Reflection in an Equity-Focused Professional Learning Community: a Case Study, Patrizia Lina Mastne (Dissertation)

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Perceptions of Students of Color About Their Experience in an Alternative High School: a Phenomenological Inquiry, Massene Mboup (Dissertation)

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Animal Magic, Secret Spells, and Green Power: More-Than-Human Assemblages of Children's Storytelling, Angela Molloy Murphy (Dissertation)

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Weekend Spanish Immersion Camp: a Non-Traditional Teaching World Language to Middle School American Students, Jorge Oscar Ramirez (Dissertation)

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Inclusion for Speech-Language Pathology Minority Graduate Students, Teresa Michelle Roberts (Dissertation)

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Cultural Wealth and the Racialized Experiences of Persisting Latinx Business Students in a Predominantly White Institution: a Study on Sense of Belonging, Rebecca Sue Sanchez (Dissertation)

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The Experiences of Teachers Successfully Teaching Reading to Black Students, Kevin Michael Walker (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Early Intervention Referral Outcomes for Children at Increased Risk of Experiencing Developmental Delays, Kristi Laurine Atkins (Dissertation)

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Making Race Matter: Interrupting Racial Color-blindness in Education Through the Implementation of Anti-racist Curriculum, Kelly Deits Cutler (Dissertation)

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Simultaneous Bilingual Middle School Students Becoming Biliterate: What Do Students Think About Their Biliteracy as Taught Through the "Bridge" Strategy in a Humanities Dual Language/Immersion Class?, Alma Lucinda Diaz-Philipp (Dissertation)

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Identifying with Remida: Early Childhood Educators’ Experiences with Reuse Materials in Reggio Emilia Inspired Identity Studies, Michelle Angela Domingues (Dissertation)

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Teacher Learning in the Context of Students’ Mathematical Thinking, Mary Sherrett Duden (Dissertation)

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Engaging in a Rural Deaf Community of Practice, Kara Gournaris (Dissertation)

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Experiences of Early Childhood Educators Working with Teaching Strategies GOLD®: A Narrative Inquiry, Sarah Kathryn Guyon (Dissertation)

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Student Voice in a Participatory Design Process Focused on Developing Equity-Based STEM Teaching Practices, Frank Heimerdinger (Dissertation)

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Cooperating Teachers' Perceived Preparedness to Support Science Teacher Candidates for Culturally Sustaining Science Teaching, Keelan Purcell LoFaro (Dissertation)

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Architectural and Philosophical 'Makerspace' Redesign Impact on Teacher Beliefs and Practices: a Case Study, Rurik-Rory James Nackerud (Dissertation)

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Impact of Professional Development on Accessible Early Literacy Content for Preschool Children with Disabilities in Public Library Storytime, Melissa Pebly (Dissertation)

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Next Generation Science Standards and Physics First: a Case Study of High School Teachers' Beliefs and Practices, Stephen Godfrey Scannell (Dissertation)

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Student Sustainability Leadership Development at Portland State University: Developing Holistic Sustainability Leaders, Megan Suzanne Schneider (Thesis)

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"It's All Because I Like the Person That's Teaching Me": Masculinities, Engagement, and Caring Relationships in Secondary Schools, Cristy Lauren Weggelaar (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Stakeholder Expectations of Islamic Education, Julia Marie Ahmed (Dissertation)

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How Persevering Latina/o First-Generation College Students Navigate Their College Experience: Keeping Who They Are While Learning and Persisting in the Culture of College, Angela Judith Balcacer (Dissertation)

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Pushing Back on School Pushout: Youth at an Alternative School Advocate for Educational Change Through Youth Participatory Action Research, Jessica Hopson Burbach (Dissertation)

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The Impact of Online Professional Development on the Assessment Efficacy of Novice Itinerant Teachers of Students with Multiple Disabilities Including Visual Impairments, Jacqulyn Anne Donnenwirth Daniels (Dissertation)

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Dual Immersion Leadership: a Case Study of Three K-5 Principals Who Show Success with Emergent Bilinguals, Ivonne Karina Dibblee (Dissertation)

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Online Learners: a Study of their Advising Attitudes, Experiences, and Learning, Stephen Philip Jenkins (Dissertation)

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Bilingual Teachers' Experiences: Being English Learners, Becoming Teachers, and Bilingual Education, Carrie Susan Larson (Dissertation)

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Co-Creating Spaces of Critical Hope through the Use of a Psychosocial Peace Building Education Course in Higher Education in Protracted Refugee Context: Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, Staci BokHee Martin (Dissertation)

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Campus Sexual Assault and (In)Justice: an Inquiry into Campus Grievance Professionals' Roles, Responsibilities, and Perspectives of Justice, Liane Kehaulani O'Banion (Dissertation)

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Does AVID Higher Education (AVID HE) Increase Student Term-to-Term Progression, Persistence Toward Credited Classes and Social Capital for First-Generation College Students Placing Into Developmental Education: a Mixed Methods Study, Christie M. Plinski (Dissertation)

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An Ethnographic Study of Intermediate Students from Poverty: Intersections of School and Home, Shiela G. Rector (Dissertation)

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Principal and Teacher Beliefs About the Impact of CBAs on School Performance: Five High Performing High Schools in Oregon, Kevin Jon Ricker (Dissertation)

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The Interplay Between Early Childhood Education and Mental Health: How Students in an In-Service Early Childhood Teacher Education Program Experience Children with Mental Health and Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom, Katie Statman-Weil (Dissertation)

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A Million Piece Jigsaw Puzzle: Transition Experiences of Foster Youth Accessing Higher Education through Community College, Karen A. Sullivan-Vance (Dissertation)

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The Role of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in the Preparation of Secondary Teacher Candidates for Successful Teaching of Diverse Learners: a Multiphase Mixed Methods Case Study, Rosalyn Taylor (Dissertation)

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Perception of the Online Degree by Accounting Hiring Gatekeepers of Mid-Size Firms in the Northwestern U.S., Domanic Thomas (Dissertation)

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Representations of Immigrants in Young Adult Literature, Frances Augusta Ramos Verbruggen (Dissertation)

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A Case Study of Student and Staff Perceptions of the School Breakfast Program: Food for Thought From a College Preparatory High School for Underserved Students, Jennifer Lucas Young (Dissertation)

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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Exploring Mathematical Capital: an Essential Construct for Mathematical Success?, Marla Ann Lasswell Baber (Dissertation)

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A Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of Parents of Young Children with Autism Receiving Special Education Services, Donna Marie Barrow (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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Contextualization: an Experimental Model for EFL Writing Instruction in China, Guimin Tang (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)