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Dissertations from 2017

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Factors and Characteristics of Alumni Role Identity: Implications for Practice in Higher Education Fundraising and Alumni Relations, Jay Le Roux Dillon

Dissertations from 2016

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San Francisco Bay Area School Districts Contracted with California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Michael David Blanco

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Voices of Female, Rural Superintendents as They Implement California's Local Control Funding Formula Policy, Claudia Coughran

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Workplace Violence, Organizational Culture, and Registered Nurses' Incident Reporting Patterns in Acute Hospitals in California, Feodora Jacobsen

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Girls and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in Catholic Schools: A Mixed Methods Exploration of Interest, Confidence, and Perceptions of STEM, Rachel Lynn-Pleis McKenna

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Exploration of Soka Education Principles on Global Citizenship: a Qualitative Study of U.S. K-3 Soka Educators, Mahi Takazawa

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Resilience and Resistance: How First Generation College Students Leverage Community Cultural Wealth and Social Capital to Successfully Transfer from a Community College to a Selective Four-year Institution, Christina Teller

Dissertations from 2015

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How Women’s College Student Involvement Contributes to Their Career Aspirations and Navigation for Success in Technology Startup Organizations, Heather Doshay

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A Case Study of E-Leadership Constructs: An Assessment of Leadership in a Healthcare Organization, Kevin James Lovelace

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Design Thinking in Education: A Case Study Following One School District's Approach to Innovation for the 21st Century, Loraine Rossi de Campos

Dissertations from 2014

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Perspectives on Disability and Community Engagement in Albania: Developing Mutual Understanding Through the Sharing of Individual Narratives, Lucia Murillo

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"Preventive Leadership Program" at the Salesian University: An Exploratory Case Study, Alejandro Rodriguez

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Examining the Efficacy of Adult Learning of Government-Mandated Content Using Andragogical Delivery Methods versus Traditional Pedagogical Delivery Methods, Richard Keith Sealana

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Integrated Academic and Social Support for Military Veteran Students: Imagining a New Horizon in Education, Gerardo Ureno

Dissertations from 2013

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Being a Project Manager in a Multinational Corporation: An Interpretive Perspective On Working Practices and Experiences, Waleed Afndy

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The Power of the Hula: A Performance Text for Appropriating Identity Among First Hawaiian Youth, Cesily Hong

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The Re-Imagining of Rapa Nui Traditional Healing Arts: Explorations of Narrative Identity, Mimesis, and the Public Sphere, James Joves

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Starting a Dialogue with Mexican Born Students: Appropriating a New Understanding in a Public High School, Vicne Leeburn

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Sandwich Generation Caregivers: Ethical Legacies Throughout Generations, Sharon Z. Marts

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Electronic Portfolios as Living Portals: A Narrative Inquiry Into College Student Learning, Identity, and Assessment, Celeste Fowles Nguyen

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Individual and Collective Diaspora Remittances in the Philippines and Korea: An Interpretation of Narrative Identity, Communicative Action, and Recognition, Janice Gow Pettey

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Counter-Narratives of La Raza Voices: An Exploration of the Personal and Professional Lived Experiences of Mexican-American/Chicana/O Faculty at California Catholic Institutions of Higher Education, Frank Vincent Serrano

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Asian American Women Leaders in the Pacific Coast: Their Pathway to Presidency in Two-Year Institutions, Joan Torne

Dissertations from 2012

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Presence in Nursing Practice: A Critical Hermeneutic Analysis, Alicia Laurel bright

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Emerging 21st-Century Educational Challenges and Opportunities: An Appreciative Inquiry of Public Education In The U.S. Virgin Islands, Sheree NeCole Bryant

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Black Women’s Perceptions of the Relationship among Nepotism, Cronyism Job Satisfaction, and Job-Focused Self-Efficacy, Johnson LaVoria Chandler

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Sustainability with an Ethical Aim: Lessons from an American Nun in Amazonia, Stephanie Denise Demaree

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African American Entrepreneurship: Narratives of Fresno County, California, African American Entrepreneurs, Felix Shielim-Nwaeke Enunwa

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Exploring the Leadership Practices of Social Justice Leaders at Urban Charter Schools, Kandle Fraser

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Latino Immigrant Parents of English Language Learner Students, School Involvement and the Participation Breach, Jose Vicente Gonzalez

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The Relationship Between Interaction Patterns on an Online Idea Generation Community and the Implementation of Ideas, Michael D. Jacobson

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Exile and Home: Narrative Identity in the Central American Community of the San Francisco Bay Area, Steven Ross Mayers

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Post-Dollarization Narratives of Economic Literacy in Ecuador, Luis A. Reynoso

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Learning for Cambodian Women: Exploration through Narrative Identity and Imagination, Alvina Marie Sheeley

Dissertations from 2011

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Ground zero project development in Burma : appropriating the future through history, identity, and imagination in assessment, Alyssa A. Bahr

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An Evaluation of the Impact of the Preservice Teacher Education Program at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center on the Foreign Language Teaching Beliefs of Preservice Language Instructors, Claudia Bey

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Being and Becoming Public School Teachers: Career Mobility of Chinese Overseas-Trained Teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lily L. Chow

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It Takes a Community to Change a Broken System: Using an Inter-organizational Collaborative Group to Ensure All Oakland Students Graduate from High School, Nyeisha T. DeWitt

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Re-imagining individual and communal identity : corporate mergers, Susan Duvall-Dickson

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Undergraduate student perceptions of affiliate organization contributions to what they learn about leadership while serving as officers in professionally oriented clubs, Mitchell Friedman

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Early education in California : communicative action in the public sphere, Yolanda Garcia

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An exploration of the experiences of flow by skilled professional contract workers, Patricia C. Johnson

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Critical hermeneutic inquiry in Kagaa, Kenya : refiguring village health education through community inquiry, Peninah N. Kaniu

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Implications of Branding Initiatives in Higher Education Among Trademarked Institutions in California, Joy Victoria Lamboy

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Peer Coaching and the Perceived Impact on Fostering Positive Relationships, Knowledge Creation and Sharing Among Nursing Personnel, Lisa Miller

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Ethical dilemmas : pressures on leaders to walk the talk, Marion C. Moreno

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A qualitative study of the involvement of parents in career decisions of millennial participants in corporate rotational programs, Tommy Moreno

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The impact of emergent technologies on interpersonal and community interaction of the future : a thematic analysis of selected novels of William Gibson and Vernor Vinge, Lyn Motai

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Teachers' Critical Perceptions on Improving Elementary African American Student Achievement Through Culturally Relevant Teaching in California, Monique Renee Moton

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Alternative ladders through the glass ceiling : female college presidents who pursued administrative career paths, Nichole Pichel Nabasny

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Microfinance in Myanmar : a critical hermeneutic inquiry into ontological economic capacity, Timothy Payne

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Social networking texts among college students : identity and imagination online, Paul J. Raccanello

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Text and mimesis : reconfiguring technology and adult learning, Nicholas P. Recchia

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Teacher Evaluation: Foreign-Language Teachers’ and Administrators’ Perspectives on Effective Evaluation Strategies and Processes, Deanna Tovar

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An Exploration of the Perceptions of Elementary Principals on the Process and Benefits of the Principal Evaluation, Shelly D. Viramontez

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Successful African American Community College Students Perceptions on Sense of Belonging in Three California Community College Districts, Nicole Yvette Wise

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The leadership experiences of successful minority American women in financial services : a participatory study, Mai Yang

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A Self-Organizing Group Within a Hierarchical Organization, Sheila Yuter

Dissertations from 2009

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Leadership and the other : ethical action through meaning in work, Rebecca L. Cisek

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Dying in the shadows of the lowlands : illuminating the Lao malaria crisis through leadership and imagination, Edgar M. Ednacot

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The impact of practicing yoga on the organization : a study on stress reduction from the participants' perspectives, Tina Miao Hall

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A reality check : the expectations high school seniors have about their first year of college, Brian R. Harke

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A Critical Hermeneutic Approach to Understanding Experiences of Selected Afghan-Muslim-American Leaders Post-9/11 in the Diverse Bay Area, Belal A. Kaifi

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Student perceptions of the higher education transfer process from two-year to four-year institutions : a qualitative study viewed through the lenses of student departure, social network, and complexity theories, Kevin Matthew Kelly

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Voices from the forest : leadership revealed through care, shared understanding, and imagination, Don Kraft

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Surviving the Arctic : narrative identity of foreign women in Norway, Tamar Davis Larsen

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A qualitative study of an E-commerce organization in transition, Steven C. Lopez

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Appropriating the unspoken text : development discourse and Hmong women in Lao People's Democratic Republic, Kimberly C. Mendonca

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The organization in front of the text : a critical hermeneutic inquiry in employee policy appropriation, Marisa B. Michaels

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Transformational leadership practices at a Northern California winery, Brian Douglas Phifer

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Tradition and change in urban China : a critical hermeneutic inquiry of language, culture and identity in Shanghai, Amy E. Pierovich

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Organizational change and strategic schooling for English language learners : a case study, Silvia Ramirez

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"So there we were--" : the stories told by chief petty officers in the United States Navy, explored through a complexity lens, Patricia Joanne Reily

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The relationship between moving in early adolescence and adolescents' first employee-type jobs, Stuart J. Richardson

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African American children in an urban foster care system : perceptions of disproportionality and demographics, Jeffrey W. Timms

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Students', teachers', and parents' perspectives of an African centered program : ÃŽle Omode, Tiffany S. Wright

Dissertations from 2008

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The relationship between executive coaching and organizational performance of female executives as a predictor for organizational success, Lily Benavides

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Imagining just discourse in policy-making : transnational space, identity, and the other, Annette Marie Caneda

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Women college presidents : leading with authenticity, Cathy Frances Corcoran

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Beginning in the midst of the world : ethics, poetics and social change on an international stage, Michael Fontaine

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Transnational engagement in international community-based learning in higher education : a study in El Salvador, Mary E. Gallo

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Memory, promise, and imagination in Iraqi Kurdistan : leadership in education policy development, Jessica Lynn Jastad

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Creating and living authentic lives : finding ourselves in the midst of everydayness, John Jong Ho Lee

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Journeys of purpose : an ontology of spirituality through work in memory, imagination, and authenticity, Therese M. Madden

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Horizons of the world : imagining coexistence in language through understanding and refiguring of reality, Ayman A. Moussa

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Imagining and creating new possibilities for self and society : narratives of Nepalese university students gone abroad, Kristine Nelson

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Physical therapist students as moral agents during clinical internships, Terrence M. Nordstrom

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Ethnic theme housing at Berkeley and Cornell : a critical hermeneutic understanding of ethnic identity, Daniel Ocampo

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Educators as adult learners creating sustainable community development through solicitude and care for the other : critical inquiry in Northern California and North East Thailand, Patricia G. Perez

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Ladies Who Launch organization : a case study of women entrepreneurs, Dorothy Raab

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Refiguring technology : emerging understandings in adult learning, Scott M. Rosen

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African American parent groups as a context for the activation of social capital : a case of parent empowerment through transformational leadership, Ajamu T. Stewart

Dissertations from 2007

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A case study : academic achievement in an after-school tutoring program with Black middle school youth, Errie Denan Bohanon

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The relationship between the organizational culture of a school and the academic achievement of English language learners, Laura Bray

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The quest for tenure-track faculty positions by community college adjunct faculty, Leandra Powell Martin

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Transformational leadership practices of deans and the perceived organizational culture of United Arab Emirates public universities : a regression analysis study, Mouwafac Sidaoui

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Emotional intelligence and leadership practices among human service program managers, Cynthia Sims-Vanzant

Dissertations from 2005

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Tourism of a different kind in "God's own country" : a critical hermeneutic exploration of socioeconomic development in Kerala, India, Ayliffe B. Mumford

Dissertations from 1996

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A study of the relationship between conditions present in managers' families of origin and the behavior of managers in workplace relationships, Jane Henderson-Loney