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Dissertations from 2018

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Perceptions of Barriers to Leadership Appointment and Promotion of African American Female Commissioned Officers in the United States Military, Beverly Henderson Davis

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Perceptions of African American College Students in San Francisco Bay Area Community Colleges on Their Developmental Training to Participate in Civic Engagement During High School, Melvin Davis

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A Geospatial Analysis of a Transit Program on California Community College Students, Alicia Kathryn De Toro

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Mentoring and Academic Advising Experiences of Female Ph.D. Students with Children: A Qualitative Study, Alyssa Ferree

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Teaching Academic Concepts in a Play-Based Preschool Environment: A Case Study of Guided Play across Three Classrooms, Lisa M. Hansen

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A Pathway to Scholarship: A Qualitative Study of the Single African American Mother's Role in the Academic Development of their Sons for Kindergarten, Onda Johnson

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Experiences of Women STEM Professors Who Are Considering Leadership Positions at Research Universities, Cheri Liebow

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An Examination of Bullying in Catholic Middle Schools in the Pacific and Mountain States in the United States, Margaret Murphey

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The Perceptions and Lived Experiences of African American Male Presidents in California Community Colleges, Tyree L. Robinson

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The Perceptions of Saudi Arabia Higher Educational Leaders on Servant Leadership: The Use of Authority and Power, Areej Abdullah Shafai

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Improvisation and Leadership Development: Understanding Improvisational Theater Arts as Leadership Skills, Jack Skalican

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Access Without Equity: Institutional Logics of University Middle Managers and Valuing Diversity, Emerald Templeton

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An Investigation into Full Range Leadership and Leadership Development Methods in Public Parks and Recreation Organizations in California, Heather Vilhauer

Dissertations from 2017

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Navigating Conflict in Inclusive Education: Autoethnography from an Elementary School Principal, Kimberly Christine Adams

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Successful African American Community College Student Athletes’ Perceptions of Factors of Academic Success, Tanika Lee Byrd

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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

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A Phenomenological Study of Lesbian and Gay People in Leadership Roles: How Perspectives and Priorities Shift in the Workplace as Sexual Orientation Evolves Through Social Constructs, Justin Moore

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Epistemology, Wisdom, and Social Transformation: Strategies at the Forefront of the Contemplative Movement in Higher Education, Nicola Smith

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Ready to Lead? An Examination of the Alignment of California Preservice School Leaders’ Fieldwork Experiences with State Leadership Standards, Sandie Stringfellow

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 2010

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History in the making : narratives of selected Asian Pacific American women in leadership, Mary Almandrez

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Eliminating suffering through the birth of metta : a critical hermeneutic inquiry of the identity and ethical intention of selected monks of Burma, Beryl Banks

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An exploration of what attracts leaders to city manager positions and how city managers have adapted in their positions, Robert Bell

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Globalization and development revealed in Starbucks and Wal-Mart's business practices in Shanghai, China : issues in restructuring society for ethical practices, Andrea Colangelo

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Political, emotional, powerful : the transformative influence of the Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP), Roderick Daus-Magbual

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Instruction, perception, and reflection : beginning teachers' habits of mind, Sandra Fenderson

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Ties that bind : examing the effects of social exchange variables on turnover intentions among executives, Mary Francis

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Re-starting the conversation about race in academia : transcultural narratives in the lifeworld, Francisco Gamez

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Perceptions on factors affecting Latino students during the transfer admissions process from California Community Colleges to the California State University system, Andres Hernandez

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A mixed method case study : Bar-On EQ-i framework of emotional intelligence and the school leadership experiences of principals who completed an urban leadership program in Northern California, Jasvinder Kaur

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Living positively: narratives of forgiveness and imagination among women with HIV, Hamaseh Kianfar

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Community policing and leadership : perceptions of urban police chiefs, Daniel Lawson

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Examination of U.S. federal government equal employment opportunity discrimination complaints : what happens when historically marginalized groups file complaints against their employers?, Tyrone Long

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Chosen traditions influencing tourism, policy-making, and curriculum in Lao People's Democratic Republic : a critical hermeneutic study in development, Laura Nelsen

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The artistic process in community development : disclosing cultural narrative and identity through art practices in Uganda, Maria Palmo

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African American college women in the San Francisco Bay Area : perceptions of Cross's nigrescence model and potential leadership style, Amber Picou-Broadnax

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The emplotment of human dignity and social responsibility : college health promotion comes of age in the time of AIDS, Raymond Quirolgico

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Community college transfer students' reflections of their needs, experiences, and persistence at a private four-year institution, Virginia Rios

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A critical hermeneutic approach to Hmong leadership in the Lao PDR : horizons of forgiveness and action through imagination in community development, Chai Xiong

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Professional learning communities in elementary schools and how technologies are utilized, Sarah Zykanov

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