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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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An Investigation of School-Based Specific Learning Disability Identification, Bonnie Heather Bartos (Dissertation)

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Evaluating an Assessment Instrument for the Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan, Susan Mae Duncan (Dissertation)

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The Impact of Daily 5 and CAFE Literacy Framework on Reading Comprehension in Struggling Fourth Grade Readers: A Case Study, Sandra Lee Duty (Dissertation)

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Women as Transformational Leaders: Learning to Lead in the Community College, Jennifer R. Grove-Heuser (Dissertation)

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Social Capital and Cultural Identity for U.S. Korean Immigrant Families: Mothers' and Children's Perceptions of Korean Language Retention, Su-Jin Sue Jung (Dissertation)

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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)

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Perceptions of Hmong Parents in a Hmong American Charter School: a Qualitative Descriptive Case Study on Hmong Parent Involvement, Kirk T. Lee (Dissertation)

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Desirable Conversations: Sexuality and Women with Intellectual Disabilities, Neera Malhotra (Dissertation)

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An Examination of School Readiness: How Is the Construct Defined for Children Who Are Blind?, Lisa Joann McConachie (Dissertation)

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Intercultural Interactions Among Burmese Refugees in Multicultural Middle School Classrooms, Matthew Carl McParker (Dissertation)

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Information Literacy in the First Year of Higher Education: Faculty Expectations and Student Practices, Meredith Esther Michaud (Dissertation)

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The Efficacy and Feasibility of a Context-Specific Autism Behavior Rating Tool with Real Time Data Collection Methods from the Perspectives of Clinicians, Educators, and Parents, Kathleen Marie Panaccione (Dissertation)

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An Orphanage in Mexico: Four United Nations' Human Rights of Children and Wolins' Prerequisites for Efficient Group Care Through the View of the Manager and Staff, Lucia Beatriz Quesnel Galván (Dissertation)

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More than Meets the Eye: Latino Students in a Two-Way Immersion Program and Stereotype Threat, Edgar Ubaldino Solares Vega (Dissertation)

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Exploring the Impact of an LD Diagnosis on the Self-Determination of Women in Poverty, Cynthia Jakes Stadel (Dissertation)

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South Korean Teachers' Beliefs about Diversity: the Impact on Practice of Multicultural Education, Marie Yeo (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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A Critical Race Analysis of Travel for Transformation: Pedagogy for the Privileged or Vehicle for Socio-Cultural Transformation?, James Arthur Gambrell (Dissertation)

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Exploring Relationships Between Entrepreneurship Education and Students’ Entrepreneurial Intentions: A Mixed Method Study of Entrepreneurial Pedagogies at Chilean Universities, Paulina Andrea Gutierrez Zepeda (Dissertation)

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The Scholarship of Student Affairs Professionals: Effective Writing Strategies and Scholarly Identity Formation Explored through a Coaching Model, Lisa Janie Hatfield (Dissertation)

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Using Socratic Questioning as an Instructional Tool to Help High School Students at Grade Twelve Improve Their Perceptions of the Writing Process, Rana Houshmand (Dissertation)

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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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School Reform and Coaching: Identifying Structures for Successful Implementation of a Data Informed Decision-Making Program, Kristan D. Parman (Dissertation)

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Gifted Black and Biracial Students at a Predominantly White Gifted School, Clair Elizabeth Pople (Dissertation)

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School Culture and the Affective Learning Needs of Latino Long-term English Learners, Maureen Ray (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)

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Engineering Professional Development: Elementary Teachers' Self-efficacy and Sources of Self-efficacy, Donna Louise Webb (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Early Childhood Educators' Perception of Oregon's Professional Development System: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study, Ingrid Mari Anderson (Dissertation)

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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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Understanding Biliteracy: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Bilingual Reading Specialists, Tatiana Margarita Cevallos (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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Stories of Success: Understanding Academic Achievement of Hispanic Students in Science, Amanda Harris (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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Leveraging Digital Technology in Social Studies Education, Sarah Elizabeth Lundy (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)