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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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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 Depressive Symptoms on Cognitive Decline and Risk for Dementia, Katheryn Conde

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The Influence of Multimedia Podcast-Aided Video-Analysis to Transfer Evidence-Based Practices and Alter Novice Special Education Teachers’ Schema Development, Jason Davis

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An Attachment-Based Group Intervention, Shannon Dillon

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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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Athletic Identity and Mental Health: The Experiences of Black Male Former Student-Athletes, Miguel Frank

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And At Once My Chains Were Loosed: How the Black Panther Party Freed Me from My Colonized Mind, Linda Garrett

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Measuring Cogency in Argument in the Seventh-Grade English Classroom, Millie Gonzalez-Balsam

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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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Teaching Complex Content in Healthcare: A Comparison of the Effect of Three Types of Multimedia Pretraining on Schematic Knowledge and Near Transfer, Melisa Patrice Kaye

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Using Multiliteracies to Engage and Empower Students with Complex Support Needs, Sudha Vaghul Krishnan

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

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Parental Coping in Filipino American Caregivers of Children with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities, Kathrynn Mabalot

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Use of Multimedia Games for Biology Vocabulary Instruction, Marlene Ingrid Mahony

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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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Use of Multimedia Games for Biology Vocabulary Instruction, Ian Murray

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Compassion Fatigue Among Mental Healthcare Providers and The Impact on Overall Wellbeing, Ruchi Patel

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A Program Evaluation of a Drug and Alcohol Family Treatment Program, Katrina Ramirez

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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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Unlocking Creative Potential: Catholic Elementary School Principal Perceptions of Creativity, Kellie Scherer

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An Investigation of the Developmental Growth of Preschool Children with Disabilities Being Served in Inclusive Settings in Comparison with Noninclusive Settings in California, Elizabeth Nicole Schroeder

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

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Exploring the Relationship Between Students' Perceptions of the Jesuit Charism and Students' Moral Judgement, Scott Swenson

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Evaluating Outcomes of an Immersive-Field-Study Program on Fifth-Grade Students’ Connectedness with Nature, Laleh Talebpour

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Perceptions of Primary School Principals in Singapore about Their Role as Justice Agents, Kit Wah Antonia Teng

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Improving Medication Calculation Competence in Nursing Students through Schema-Based Dimensional Analysis Instruction, Laureen Turner

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

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Critical Peace Pedagogies at the American Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights: A Comparative Case Study, Ion Vlad

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Vocabulary-Learning Strategies of Students Learning Chinese as a Foreign Langauge in an Intensive-Training Setting, Yan Wang

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Entropy as a Method for Identifying Treatment Resistant Autism Spectrum Disorder, Nathan Wright

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Peace Education in Kenya: Tracing Discourse and Action from the National to the Local Level, Kathleen louise Zanoni

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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Exploring the Experiences of Black Men as Respondents in University Student Conduct Processes, Brian Arao

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Queens Speak - A Youth Participatory Action Research Project: Exploring Critical Post-Traumatic Growth among Black Girls within the School to Prison Pipeline, Stacey Michelle Ault

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Testimonios of Latino/A Students in Hispanic Serving Institutions: Lessons for Community Colleges, Luz Briceno Moreno

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

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Exploring the Leadership Practices of National Catholic Educational Association Distinguished Catholic Elementary School Principals and Defining the Leadership Needed to Survive the 21st Century Challenges, Natalie Ann Cirigliano

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Exploring the Racial and Gender Identity Formation of Men of Color in Student Leader Roles who have white Women Supervisors and Advisors in Higher Education, Alejandro Frank Covarrubias

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Social Loafing Construct Validity in Higher Education: How Well Do Three Measures of Social Loafing Stand Up to Scrutiny?, Jacquelyn Deleau

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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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The Role of Self-Determination and Co-Construction to Support Meaningful Student Participation in an Individualized Education Program Meeting in High School, Trudy Ruth Gross

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Perceptions and Practices of Administrators and Teachers in Jesuit Secondary Schools in the Hazaribag Province of India Regarding Ideal Ignatian Educators, Vincent Hansdak

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There is a Monster in my House, Cultura Cura Uncovering 11 Milliones de Sueños: Understanding the Emotional and Psychological Experiences of Undocumented and Mixed-Status Youth and Finding Healing Spaces, Belinda Marie Hernandez-Arriaga

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Teaching the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and its Legacy through Critical Pedagogy in a Taiwanese High School, Ming-Kuo Hung

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Culture Teaching and Learning in an Advanced Placement Chinese Course, Yu-Han Lin

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Exploring Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) and Listening Strategy Instruction in A Chinese L2 Classroom, Yue Li

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More Than a Silhouette: African American Women’s Graduate Student Experience, Bridget Holly Love

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Community Members' Perspectives on the Thurgood Marshall Academic High School Riot: A Case Study of the Effects of Embedded Law Enforcement in High School, Kim-Shree Maufas

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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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Papelitos: The Visual Testimonios of Undocumented College Students, Olivia Munoz

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Investigating the Extent of Collaboration Between Jesuit Administrators and non-Jesuit Faculty and Staff in Jesuit Secondary Schools in the Eastern Africa Province: Staying True to Mission, Stephen Nzyoki Nduati

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Differentiating Literacy Instruction for Digital Learners: The Effect of Multimedia Think-Aloud Worked Examples on Adolescent Analytical Reading Comprehension, Diana Combs Neebe

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Writing-to-Learn in High-School Chemistry: The Effects of Using the Science Writing Heuristic to Increase Scientific Literacy, Denae Nurnberg

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The Effects of Gender-Aware Leadership-Development Training on the Leadership- Behavioral Competencies of Women Software Engineers in California’s Silicon Valley, Leann Pereira

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Folklórico Testimonios: Identity, Community, and Agency as Social Justice Cultural Performance for Dancers of Mexican Folklórico, Manuel Alejandro Perez

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A Quantitative Analysis of a Critical Pedagogy in Catholic Secondary School Religious Studies Teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Alex Porter Macmillan

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Understanding Translanguaging and Identity among Korean Bilingual Adults, Nancy Ryoo

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Teaching English to Indian Vernacular Medium Students Through Technology: A Qualitative Study of Kolkata Jesuit Juniorate Program, Maria Joseph Savariappan

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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

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The Educational Dimensions of Filipina Migrant Workers’ Activist Identities, Rowena Magdalena Tomaneng

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Individual and Intra-Individual Differences in Interest during Instrumental Music Classes in Suburban High Schools, Beth Ann Turner

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Relative importance of anxiety and motivational variables in predicting language achievement for college learners of Chinese, Qi Wang

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Effects of a Counseling Program on First-Generation High-School Student Aspirations, Self-Efficacy, Perceived Barriers, Knowledge of the College-Application Process, and Course Selection, Edress Waziri

Dissertations from 2016

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A Moving Imagination in Spaces of Distress: Teacher and Student Agency in a Science Classroom, Annie Sunshine Adamian

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Arabic Teachers' Perception of an Integrated Approach for Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language in Colleges and Universities in the United States, Abeer Al-Mohsen

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Nuancing Human Rights Discourse and Practice: Perspectives from Myanmar, Amy Marie Argenal

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The Effectiveness of Graphic Organizers to Support Executive Function for Ninth Grade Struggling Readers, Elaine Ruth Barry

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The Adjustment of First Year African American Women to Predominately White Institutions: Implications for Best Practices, Maisha Beasley

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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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Effects of the Green Life Nature Education Program for 4th Grade Students Who Attend Bay Area Title One Schools: a Mixed-methods Study, Jessica Blundell

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“Leadership Means Moving A Community Forward”: Asian American Community College Students And Critical Leadership Praxis, Melissa Ann Loredo Canlas

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The Perceived Influence of Lasallian Mission Formation Programs on Participants from the District of San Francisco New Orleans, Gary Cannon

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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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Counter-Narratives of Palestinian-American Youth: Resistance, Resilience and Transnational Identity, Kelly Delaney

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Exploring the Emergence of Global Citizen Identity in Youth, Deborah Ann Farrington Padilla

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Implicit Theories and Perceptions of Academic Changes Among Teachers in Lasallian Secondary Schools in the San Francisco New Orleans District, Heidi M. Harrison

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Understanding the Relationship Between Teacher and Organizational Intercultural Competency in International Schools: A Mixed Methods Study, Sally Emily Hirsch

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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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Effect of Mindfulness Training on Interpretation Exam Performance in Graduate Students in Interpreting, Julie E. Johnson

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Building Communicative Competence: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an Intensive Japanese-Language Program, Yukiko Konishi

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The Life Experiences of Ten Female Refugees from Iraq and Iran: An Oral History Research Study, Nicole Ludwig

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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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Training in Summarizing Notes: Effects of Teaching Students a Self-Regulation Study Strategy in Science Learning, Michelle Mendoza Nebres

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Implementation and Strategies to Address Sensory Regulation of Students with and without Disabilities in Two Kindergarten Classrooms, Yvette Rosil Mere-Cook

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Plugging Into Movement Work: White Racial Justice Action in the Era of Colorblind Racism, Garrett Naiman

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Effects of Training on Intent, Ease, Self-Efficacy, Frequency, and Usefulness in Multimedia-Based Feedback for University-Level Instructors Using Canvas® LMS, Christopher Kent O'Leary

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The Effect of More and Less Relevant Details and Teacher Voice on Student Retention and Problem-Solving Transfer in Teacher-Created Multimedia, Colette Roche

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The Experience of Principals at Catholic Schools Implementing a Pranayama Practice for Stress Coping, Scott Roos

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An Investigation of Multimedia Instruction, the Modality Principle, and Reading Comprehension in Fourth-Grade Classrooms, Laura Angela Sandoval

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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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Complexity of Women's Liberation in the Era of Westernization: Egyptian Islamic and Secular Feminists in Their Own Context, Assim Alkhawaja

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Expectations and Experiences of Undergraduate Students Who Participated in an Alumni Mentoring Program, Kristin Conner

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Keeping Kids in School: A Slippery Slope for Miskitu Families Living in the Pearl Lagoon Basin of Nicaragua, Patricia Ann Conway

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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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Perceptions of Archdiocese of San Francisco Principals regarding the Implementation of "Partners in Faith: Parish, School and Family" (2000), Eileen Anne Emerson-Boles