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Dissertations from 2021

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The Effect of Teaching and Learning Vocabulary in Lexical Chunks on the Listening Comprehension of Adult Learners of Arabic, Bassam Al-Maqtari

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Exploring Student Engagement for Diverse Student Populations: A Case Study Examining Institutional Logics of Student Affairs Middle Management Leaders, Frangelo Rominque Ayran

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Employment Discrimination: An Efficacy Study of African American Inequities in the California Utility Sector, Victor Baker

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Mental Health Outcomes of Various Types of Fear Among University Students who have an Undocumented Legal Status During the Donald Trump Presidency, Liliana Campos

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Experiences of UC Santa Barbara female alumni exposed to a gender-based mass shooting, Erin G. Carpenter

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Majority to Minority Shift: Experiences for American Born Chinese College Students from Predominant Chinese American Communities to Predominantly White Institutions, Joseph C. Chung

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The Role of Community Building in Second Language Acquisition in the Mainstream Classroom, Alejandro Clemente Fernandez

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The Effectiveness of Using Multimedia for Teaching Phrasal Verbs in Community-College ESL Classes, Guohua Fu

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Replanting a Wild Seed: Black Women School Leaders Subverting Ideological Lynching, Whitneé Louise Garrett-Walker

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Impact of Moral Injury for Ethnic/Racial Minority Male Veterans, Kristopher Kern

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Dysconscious Racism and Racial Microaggressions in the Public School System, Ryan Lee

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Stigma and Social-Emotional Health in Youth with Learning Differences, Kelsey Maki

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Provider Perspectives: Working with the Male Lifer Reentry Population, Laura R. Marker Dr.

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The Use of Mindfulness Meditation to Increase the Efficacy of Mirror Visual Feedback for Reducing Phantom Limb Pain in Amputees, Nicolas Sebastian Mills

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A Minority Within a Minority: Exploring Identity Development in Relation to Mental Health Outcomes Within the Black Deaf Community, Nekolas Milton

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Community Based Participatory Research Informed Manualization and Piloting of E-Training of a Modified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intervention, Annika M. Miyamoto

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Patient Reported Outcomes in Sickle Cell Disease Examined Within a Conceptual Model, Swapandeep Mushiana; Marsha Treadwell PhD; Sherif M. Badawy MD, MS; Liliana Preiss PhD; Allison King MD MPH PhD; Barbara Kroner PhD; Yumie Chen BS; Jeffrey Glassberg; Victor Gordeuk MD; Nirmish Shah MD; Angie Snyder Phd MPH; and Theodore Wun MD

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Engaging Feminism, Transforming Institutions: How Community Engagement Professionals Employ Critical Feminist Praxis to Re-Imagine and Re-Shape the Public Purpose of Higher Education, Patricia Star Plaxton-Moore

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Effect of Prenatal Yoga on Depression, Anxiety, and Maternal-fetal Attachment Among Pregnant Black, Indigenous and People of Color, Alicia Ranucci

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The Effectiveness Of A Transaffirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group-Based Intervention To Help Transgender Individuals Suffering From Depression, Joy Riach

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Investigating the Self-Efficacy Awareness of Black Female Technology Leaders, Marie Roberts De La Parra

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Parental Involvement in Support of African American Families, September Rose

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Exploring the lived experiences of Middle-Eastern and North African (Mena) Jews through narrative inquiry using a digital storytelling approach, Brandy B. Shufutinsky

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Understanding the Healthcare Experiences of LGBTQ+ People: An Adaptation of the Daily Heterosexist Experiences Questionnaire, Conor Smith

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Indigenous assessment developers on elements of the disjuncture-response dialectic: A critical comparative case study, David A. Sul

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Indigenous Assessment Developers on Elements of the Disjuncture-Response Dialectic: A Critical Comparative Case Study, David A. Sul

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The Ambivalence of Participation in Transitional Justice: The Promises and Failures of Peace in Colombia, Alejandro Urruzmendi

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Narratives of Disability and Displacement: Oral Histories of the Lived Experiences of Disabled Refugees, Jennifer Lynn Ward

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Perceived Obstacles by ESL Instructors and Required Support for the Integration of Educational Technology, Xiaotian Zhang

Dissertations from 2020

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Life After the EL Label: Conversations About Identity, Language, and Race, Veronica Arizaga Aguayo

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COUNTER-NARRATIVES: HAITIANS IN ECONOMIC TRANSITION, Patricia Barthaud

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MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES OF VARIOUS TYPES OF FEAR AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WHO HAVE AN UNDOCUMENTED LEGAL STATUS DURING THE DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENCY, Liliana Campos

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Choices: An Evaluation of a Program Aimed at Reducing Criminogenic Thinking Among Incarcerated Women, Alexa Carbajal

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Critical Followership: Faculty and Leader Relations Impact on Leadership Turnover at a California Community College, Erik William Christianson

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Uncovering Examples of Humanizing Praxis and Pathological Violence in Special Education: District, Parent, and Researcher Perspectives, Andy W. Chung

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Exploring the Experiences of Teachers in a Bilingual Immersion Environment, Paloma Cordova

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An Analysis of the Yearly Dynamic Change Relationship Between Working Memory Ability and Mathematics Achievement of K-5 Students Using the Grimm et al. (2012) Extensions of the Multivariate Latent Difference Score Models, Wenyan (Emma) Jiang Erzincanli

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A Convergence of Conceptual Frameworks: Neurocognitive, Metacognitive and Social Cultural Techniques in Vocabulary Teaching and Learning, Malihe Eshghavi

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A Reanalyses of Intercorrelational Matrices of Visual and Verbal Learners' Abilities, Cognitive Styles, and Learning Preferences, Jeanette Marie Fox

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Moving from "Me" to "We" to "All of Us": A Community-Engaged Learning Case Study, Monika Lynne Hudson Bowens

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Minority Stress, Social Support, and Mental Health Among LGBQP+ Religious Disaffiliates, Kate Jablonski

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Self-Efficacy in the Transition to Parenthood, Nicole Marsden

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Teachers' Perceptions of the Nine Defining Characteristics of Catholic Identity in Ursuline Secondary Schools of the USA, Barbara Ann Middendorf

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A Qualitative Evaluation of the Phoenix Project: A Strengths-based, Trauma-Informed Care Intervention for African American, Transitional Age, Young Adults Living in San Francisco’s Public Housing Community, Lena Miller

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Sowing the Seeds of Love: Dialogic and Collaborative Literacies For Social Change, Liz Murray

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Experiences of Latinx's Adult Transition to the U.S. and the Clinical Implications that Arise in Acclimating into the Dominant Culture: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, Gabriela Olavarrieta

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An Investigation of California Classroom Teachers' Beliefs and Ratings of Creativity in Dance, Patricia R. Reedy

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"Made of Queer Magic": Understanding the experiences of pregnancy for queer women, Lindsey Rogers

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Clinical Work with Adult Male Incest Survivors: Therapeutic Themes and Perspectives, Kathryn B. Rosenberg

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Philippine Jesuit Schools of Education: Heroic Institutions of Learning and Leadership in Mission, Joaquin Jose Mari Casimiro Sumpaico

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“GIVE THEM A FIRM HANDSHAKE, LOOK THEM IN THE EYE, TRY TO MAKE A CONNECTION”: CRITICAL GRADUATE PERSPECTIVES ON SCHOOL ADVANCEMENT PRACTICES OF DE MARILLAC ACADEMY, Alicia M. Tapia

“GIVE THEM A FIRM HANDSHAKE, LOOK THEM IN THE EYE, TRY TO MAKE A CONNECTION”: CRITICAL GRADUATE PERSPECTIVES ON SCHOOL ADVANCEMENT PRACTICES OF DE MARILLAC ACADEMY, Alicia M. Tapia

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An Exploration of Social Networking Use and Mental Health in Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, Gender Non-Binary, and Gender Fluid Persons, Jennifer Trimpey

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Identity Development in Transgender Women of Color: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Angel Tseng

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Thompson’s (2105) Survey of Language Usage and Spanish of Heritage Learners Placement Program Exam at the High-School Level, Elizabeth Villanueva

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A Meta-Analysis of Gender Gap on the FCI in High School and College Introductory Physics Courses in the US and International Countries., Polin Yadak

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The Effectiveness of the Preventive System Approach through the Lens of Character Education: An Exploratory Case Study of a Youth Delinquency Camp in South Korea, Mankeun Yoon

Dissertations from 2019

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Splinters from the Bamboo Ceiling: Understanding the Experiences of Asian American Men in Higher Education Leadership, Jerald Adamos

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Promoting Tolerance Through Learning about Human Evolution and Creation Myths, Afsoon Alishahi

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FLIPPING THE SCRIPT: PRIORITIZING THE AUTISTIC VOICE IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPING AS “KEY TO AUTISTIC IDENTITY”, Colleen D. Arnold

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Reconciling Hyphenated Identities: Muslim American Youth Reflect on College Life in the Midst of Islamophobia, Diba Ataie

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Critical Efforts Against White Supremacy: Reflections of White Women on Anti-Racism Work Within Four-Year Colleges, Jennifer Bosco

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Borderlands of Teenage Mothering: Life Stories of Latinx Teen Mothers from a Critical Feminist Perspective, Ashley Burciaga

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A QUALITATIVE RESEARCH STUDY ON UNACCOMPANIED MINORS FROM LATIN AMERICA, Lorena Caldera

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EFFECTS OF THINK-ALOUD PROTOCOL ON THE MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS OF SEVENTH- AND EIGHTH- GRADE STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, Nasa Lesley Cole

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African-American Christian Female Missionaries in Nyasaland, Congo, and Liberia: Perpetuation and Resistance at the Intersections of Blackness, Gender, Disability, and Christianity, Karen Yvette Dace

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Exploring Ways to Bring Culturally Relevant Pedagogy into Rehabilitative Programs, Reginold P. Daniels

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NAVIGATING THE RACIALIZED NEOLIBERAL GAZE: ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION PROFESSIONALS IN U.S. HIGHER EDUCATION, Ariana DasGupta

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Perceptions of Female Veteran Military Sexual Trauma: A Phenomenological Study, Lindsey Fairweather

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Perceptions of Physics Teachers in Singapore About Curriculum Sequencing, Lay Lean Fong

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Civics Curriculum In French Accredited Education In Morocco: Case of La Residence School, Khalid Hilal

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Peer Engagement and Knowledge (PEAK): A Community-Based Group Intervention for Youth in Hawai‘i, Jennifer T. T. Ho

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Exploring Clinical Psychology Doctoral Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes About Older Adult Sexuality, Lindsey Horta

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A Thematic Approach to Understanding Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Barriers to Self-Care in Pediatric Healthcare Providers of Medically-Ill Children, Courtney Hurd

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The Pilgrims’ Return: The Influence of the Assisi Pilgrimage on High School Participants, Christopher Michael Iwancio

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THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF SIX CLASSES OF SCHOOL-READINESS VARIABLES WITH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN ELEMENTARY- SCHOOL STUDENTS: A GROWTH ANALYSIS OF THE ECLS-K:2011, Kimberly Kalkbrenner

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Black Women Surviving Sexual Trauma: The Cultural Components Used to Aid Recovery, Charrin Kimble

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Prevention and Education: A Case Study of an Anti-Human Trafficking Nongovernmental Organization in Mumbai, India, Danielle Kraaijvanger

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Examining the Experiences of Chinese Multilingual Therapists in Training, Stephanie Li-Wei Lin

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The Role of Environment on Second Language Pragmatic Comprehension: A Case Study of Intensive English Program Students in Homestays, Sarah McGregor

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A Descriptive Study of Religious Engagement and the Internalization of Religious Beliefs of 12th-Grade High-School Students Who Attended Kairos Retreats and Fourth-Day Follow-up Activities as Juniors in Five U.S. Jesuit All-Male High Schools, Chris Miller

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ORGANIZATIONAL STORYTELLING: HOW LEADERS USE POWERFUL STORIES TO TRANSFORM THEIR ORGANIZATIONS, Cynthia Mitchell

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TRANSFORMATIONAL AND TRANSACTIONAL LEADERSHIP OUTCOMES ON THE CITY OF OAKLAND BY DEMOGRAPHICS, Jason W. Mitchell

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Long-Term Effects of Teacher Training and Other Intervening Factors on Teaching Styles of Foreign-Language Instructors, Hamid Mohammed-Ahmed

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An Analysis of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) as an Instrument of Recognition and Distribution Justice, Maeve Mulholland

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Remaking Friendship in Unlikely Places: Queer-Decolonial Educators and Connections Across Experience, Politics, and Pedagogy, Maureen Nicole Osborne

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Community Leader-Scholars With Refugee Experiences: Collective Hope, Healing, and Multi-Generational Resistance, Jane Pak

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The Role of Stigma on Mental Health Service-Seeking Among Armenian-American Men, Anthony Saroyan

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Efficacy of Integrated Mental Health Care with Dual Diagnosis Patients and Their Utilization of Psychiatric Emergency Services, Denton Scott

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ANTI-OPPRESSIVE EDUCATION WITH A “DIFFERENT KIND OF RIGOR”: TEACHERS’ AND ADMINSTRATORS’ PERSPECTIVES OF A SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION PROGRAM AT AN AFFLUENT PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL, Andrea Frances Struve

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African American Female Law Enforcement Officers' Lived Experiences and Mentoring: A Thematic Narrative, Harold Wilson

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Saffronizing California’s History Curriculum: Long Distance Hindu Nationalism In The United States, Pei-hsuan Wu

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Harry Potter and Queering the College Classroom, Hannah Yanow

Dissertations from 2018

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Preserving Catholic Identity in Catholic Secondary Schools and the Impact on Catholic Identity by Non-Catholic and International Students, Stephen Frederick Baccari

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Policymaking and Paid Family Leave: Revitalizing the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, Jasmeer Basi

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School Leaders' and Educators' Perceptions of Ignatian Identity at Jesuit Cristo Rey Schools, William Bludgus

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Impact of a School-Based Mindfulness Intervention on Children’s Self Regulation, Elizabeth Chaney

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Exploring Factors Influencing the Willingness to Communicate among English-as-a-Second Language University Students, Chi-Fang (Michelle) Chang

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What Do We Really Know About Grit? A Multivariate Statistical Investigation on the Construct Validity of Grit, Christine M. Collaco

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The Impact of Ancestral Language Maintenance on Cultural Identity Among White Immigrant Descendants: A Phenomenological Qualitative Study, Micaella Elizabeth Colla