Dissertations

Dissertations

Connie Tate

CTate

P-12

Cohort One

Chair: Nancy Jean Smith

Title: "A Phenomenological Study of Reading Culture in California's Central Valley Rural Schools Post Reading First"

Adrenna Alkas

AAlkhas

Community College

Cohort One
Chair: Jim Riggs

Title: "An Examination of Internet Social Media Marketing in Higher Education Institutions"

D. Christine Hollister

CHollister

Community College

Cohort Two

Chair: Dennis Sayers

Title: "Career Development Services: A Study of Cocurricular Learning Support in Higher Education and Implications for Student Success"

Debra Tavernier

DTavernier

Community College

Cohort One

Chair: Dennis Sayers

Title: "Critical Thinking Development: Using Student Narrative to Understand Women's Evolving Role in the Birth Experience"

Donald Jordan

DJordan

Community College

Cohort One

Chair: Oddmund Myhre

Title: "Re-thinking Student Written Comments in Course Evaluations: Text Mining Unstructured Data for Program and Institutional Assessment"

Jessica Kaven

JKaven

Community College

Cohort Three

Chair: Shawna Young

Title: "The Development of a Valid and Reliable General Analytic Rubric for a College-Level Public Speaking Course"

Dianne Vargas

DVargas

P-12

Cohort Two

Chair: John Borba

Title: "Factors that Contribute to Pass Rates on the California High School Exam Exit"

Heather Contreras

HContreras

P-12

Cohort One

Chair: Dawn Poole

Title: "The Relationship Between Title I Funding Allocations and Student Achievement"

Kathleen Pon

KPon

P-12

Cohort Three

Chair: Oddmund Myhre

Title: "The Predictive and Instructional Value of Interim Assessments"

Kay Vang

KVang

P-12

Cohort One

Chair: Dennis Sayers

Title: "English Learners' Interaction in Elementary Classrooms And Its Implications for English Language Acquisition"

Kristina Brown

KBrown

P-12

Cohort One

Chair: Chris Boosalis

Title: "Effects of Increased Class Size on Kindergarten Literacy Achievement and Teacher Perceptions"

Michael McCandless

MMcCandless

Community College

Cohort Three

Chair: Dawn Poole

Title: "The Effects of Fluctuations in Enrollment Fees on Student Retention at California Community Colleges"

Myshel Pimentel

MPimentel

Community College

Cohort One

Chair: Jim Riggs

Title: "Perceptions and Realities of Academic Entitlement Behaviors, Beliefs, and Actions within the Basic Skills Population at the Two-Year College"

Samia Luo

SLuo

P-12

Cohort Two

Chair: Oddmund Myhre

Title: "The Effects of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs on Student Achievement"

Stefanie Alvarez

SAlvarez

P-12

Cohort One

Chair: Jim Riggs

Title: "An Examination of Poverty, Racial and Ethnic Minority Affiliation, English Learner Status, and Special Education in Central Valley School Districts of California"

Steve Charbonneau

SCharbonneau

P-12

Cohort One

Chair: Ramon Vega de Jesus

Title: "Becoming Culturally Proficient: A Crosscultural Study on the Public School Experience of Sikh Students"

Steven Gomes

SGomes

P-12

Cohort One

Chair: John Borba

Title: "The Relationship Between Student Academic Achievement and the School Board and Superintendent Responsibilities"

Steven Graham

SGraham

Community College

Cohort One

Chair: John Borba

Title: "The Relationship Between Contextualized Teaching and Learning and Student Success"

Teresia Chevalier-Metzger

TChevalierMetzger

P-12

Cohort Three

Chair: John Borba

Title: "The effects of kindergarten through second grade reading instruction and intervention on third grade reading achievement"

Lula Abusalih

LAbusalih

P-12

Cohort One

Chair: Jim Riggs

Title: "A research synthesis of student achievement in high school chemistry: effect of Algebra 1, English 1, gender, and teacher perception"

George Boodrookas

GBoodrookas

Community College

Cohort One

Chair: Jim Riggs

Title: "Community college administrators as educational partnership champions: phenomenological perspectives"

Caroline Dawson

CDawson

Community College

Cohort Two

Chair: Dawn Poole

Title: "The Impact of an Online Component in a Face-to-Face Community College Mathematics Class"

 

Delia Gomez

DGomez

P-12

Cohort One

Chair: Dennis Sayers

Title: "Bridging the opportunity gap through dual language education"

Lisa Herrin

P-12

Cohort One

Chair: Dawn Poole

Title: "The Impact of Title I Funded Services on Student Achievement"

Margaret Kingori

Community College

Cohort One

Chair: Jim Riggs

Title: "An Exploration of

Academically Underprepared Students' Decisions to Persist at a Large Urban Community College in California"

Laura Lembo

P-12

Cohort One

Chair: Chet Jensen

Title: "The Effects of Gender-Based Classroom Placement on the Academic Achievement of Boys and Girls at the Elementary Level"

Amye Leon

Community College

Cohort One

Chair: Dawn Poole

Title: "Collegiate Student Athlete Success in a First Year Experience Learning Community"

 

Laura Long

Laura Long

P-12

Cohort One

Chair: Oddmund Myhre

Title: "The Student Study Team Process: Impact on Academic Achievement"

Clarissa Lonn-

Nichols

CLonn_Nichols

Community College

Cohort Two

Chair: Dennis Sayers

Title: "Student Success perceptions from 2-year and 4-year first and second-generation college graduates"

Cynthia Lopez

P-12

Cohort One

Chair: Dawn Poole

Title: "Early Intensive Behavior Treatment for Children with Autism: A Multiple-Case Study of Long Term Outcomes"

Danielle Waite

Danielle Waite

P-12

Cohort One

Chair: Jim Riggs

Title: "Professional Development to Classroom Implementation: An Inquiry Into Early Childhood Educators' Obstacles to Innovation"

Lena Moua

P-12

Cohort One

Chair: Jim Riggs

Title: "Navigating Multiple Worlds: A Qualitative Study of the Lived Experiences of Hmong Women Leaders"

Marie Bruley

Marie Bruley

Community College

Cohort Two

Chair: Jim Riggs

Title: "Outcomes of Math Faculty Engagements in Student Learning Outcomes Assessment in the Two-Year College"