Dissertations

Name Cohort Chair Title
Adrenna Alkas
Adrenna Alkas
Community College
1 Jim Riggs "An Examination of Internet Social Media Marketing in Higher Education Institutions"
Amye Leon
Community College
1 Dawn Poole "Collegiate Student Athlete Success in a First Year Experience Learning Community"
Caroline Dawson
Caroline Dawson

Community College
2 Dawn Poole "The Impact of an Online Component in a Face-to-Face Coummunity College Mathematics Class"
Clarissa Lonn-Nichols
Clarissa Lonn-Nichols

Community College
2 Dennis Sayers "Student Success Perceptions from 2-year and 4-year First and Second-Generation College Graduates"
Connie Tate
Connie Tate

P-12
1 Nancy Jean Smith "A Phenomenologica Study of Reading Culture in California's Central Valley Rural Schools Post Reading First"
Cynthia Lopez
P-12
1 Dawn Poole "Early Intensive Behavior Treatment for Children with Autism: A Multiple-Case Study of Long Term Outcomes"
Christina Garcia
Community College
1 Jim Riggs "Roles and responsibilities of counseling faculty at three California community colleges"
D. Christine Hollister
D. Christine Hollister

Community College
2 Dennis Sayers "Career Development Services: A Study of Cocurricular Learning Support in Higher Education and Implications for Student Success"
Danielle Waite
Danielle Waite

P-12
1 Jim Riggs "Professional Development to Classroom Implementation: An Inquiry Into Early Childhood Educators' Obstacles to Innovation"
Debra Tavernier
Debra Tavernier

Community College
1 Dennis Sayers "Critical Thinking Development: Using Student Narrative to Understand Women's Evolving Role in the Birth Experience"
Delia Gomez
Delia Gomez

P-12
1 Dennis Sayers "Bridging the Opportunity Gap Through Dual Language Education"
Dianne Vargas
Dianne Vargas

P-12
2 John Borba "Factors that Contribute to Pass Rates on the California High School Exit Exam"
Donald Jordan
Donald Jordan

Community College
1 Oddmund Myhre "Re-thinking Student Written Comments in Course Evaluations: Text Mining Unstructured Data for Program and Institutional Assessment"
George Boodrookas
George Boodrookas

Community College
1 Jim Riggs "Community College Administrators as Educational Partnership Champions: Phenomenological Perspectives"
Heather Contreras
Heather Contreras

P-12
1 Dawn Poole "The Relationship Between Title I Funding Allocations and Student Achievement"

Jessica Kaven

Community College
3 Shawna Young "The Development of a Valid and Reliable General Analytic Rubric for a College-Level Public Speaking Course"
Kathleen Pon
Kathleen Pon

P-12
3 Oddmund Myhre "The Predictive and Instructional Value of Interim Assessments"
Kay Vang
Kay Vang

P-12
1 Dennis Sayers "English Learners' Interaction in Elementary Classrooms and its Implications for English Language Acquisition"
Kristina Brown
Kristina Brown

P-12
1 Chris Boosalis "Effects of Increased Class Size on Kindergarten Literacy Achievement and Teacher Perceptions"
Laura Lembo
P-12
1 Chet Jensen "The Effects of Gender-Based Classroom Placement on the Academic Achievement of Boys and Girls at the Elementary Level"
Laura Long
Laura Long

P-12
1 Oddmund Myhre "The Student Study Team Process: Impact on Academic Achievement"
Lena Moua
P-12
1 Jim Riggs "Navigating Multiple Worlds: A Qualitative Study of the Lived Experiences of Hmong Women Leaders"
Lisa Herrin
P-12
1 Dawn Poole "The Impact of Title I Funded Services on Student Achievement"
Lula Abusalih
Lula Abusalih

P-12
1 Jim Riggs "A Research Synthesis of Student Achievement in High School Chemistry: Effect of Algebra I, English I, Gender, and Teacher Perception"
Margaret Kingori
Community College
1 Jim Riggs "An Exploration of Academically Underprepared Students' Decisions to Persist at a Large Urban Community College in California"
Marie Bruley
Marie Bruley

Community College
2 Jim Riggs "Outcomes of Math Faculty Engagements in Student Learning Outcomes Assessment in the Two-Year College"
Michael McCandless
Michael McCandless

Community College
3 Dawn Poole "The Effects of Fluctuations in Enrollment Fees on Student Retention at California Community Colleges"
Myshel Pimentel
Myshel Pimentel

Community College
1 Jim Riggs "Perceptions and Realities of Academic Entitlement Behaviors, Beliefs, and Actions within the Basic Skills Population at the Two-Year College"
Samia Lou
Samia Merza-Fillpot

P-12
2 Oddmund Myhre "The Effects of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs on Student Achievement"
Stefanie Alvarez
Stefanie Alvarez

P-12
1 Jim Riggs "An Examination of Poverty, Racial and Ethnic Minority Affiliation, English Learner Status, and Special Education in Central Valley School Districts of California"
Steve Charbonneau
Steve Charbonneau

P-12
1 Ramon Vega de Jesus "Becoming Culturally Proficient: A Crosscultural Study on the Public School Experience of Sikh Students"
Steven Gomes
Steven Gomes

P-12
1 John Borba "The Relationship Between Student Academic Achievement and the School Board and Superintendent Responsibilities"
Steven Graham
Steven Graham

Community College
1 John Borba "The Relationship Between Contextualized Teaching and Learning and Student Success"
Teresia Chevalier-Metzger
Teresia Chevalier-Metzger

P-12
3 John Borba "The Effects of Kindergarten Through Second Grade Reading Instruction and Intervention on Third Grade Reading Achievement"

Evelyn Gonzalez
Community College
4 Jim Riggs "Women in Leadership Roles (Directors) in California's Human Service Agencies"

Jessie Guerrero
P-12
4 Jim Riggs "Cognitively Guided Instruction: a Professional Development Approach to Teaching Elementary Mathematics: a Case Study of Adoption and Implementation in Three Rural Elementary Schools"

Lanisha Redic
P-12
2 John Borba "College Preparation Programs and Their Impact on Student Success"

Jeffrey Persons
P-12
1 John Borba "The Relationship Between School Improvement Grant Funding Allocations and Student Achievement in California's Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools"

Jeffrey Rhoades
Community College
4 Shawna Young "The University Center Baccalaureate Degree in California: A Multiple Case Study"
Jose Cardenas
Community College
4 Jim Riggs "High Achieving Latino Males' Counter Narratives Toward Success: Overcoming Challenges and Obtaining a Doctoral/Professional Degree to Impact the Community"
Nancy Sill
Community College
2 Jim Riggs "Life in the Middle: An Exploratory Study of California Community College Instructional Deans"
Regina Coletto
Community College
4 Jim Riggs "Student Learing Outcomes Coordinators in the California Community College System: Focus on Implementing Student Learning Outcomes Processes and Accreditation"
Jacquelyn Forte
Jacquelyn Forte
Community College
4 Jim Riggs "Academic Wellness and Student Success: Student Experiences and Perceptions of the Student Support Services Program at California State University, Stanislaus"
Marcel Maly
P-12
4 Dennis Sayers "Similar and Contrasting Factors Affecting Academic Performance of Newly Arrived and Second Generation Filipino and Mexican High School English Learners"
Tessa McIntire
Community College
3 Dennis Sayers "Conceptions of the "Digital Divide" and its impact on the Experiences of "At Risk" students at a Highly Selective Public University"

Lori O'Dell
Community College
4 Dennis Sayers "Leadership in Higher Education through the Lens of the Performing Arts"

Mark Skujins
P-12
2 Chris Boosalis "The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) and the English Language and Academic Development of Elementary School English Learners"

Shelley Spessard
P-12
4 Dawn Poole "An Exploration of the Dynamics and Collaboration within Individualized Educational Program Teams"

Veronica Oforlea
Community College
3 Dennis Sayers "Case Study of the Federal Health Information Technology Initiative in California Community Colleges Program Partnership"
Phaicharin Arounsack P-12 3 Jim Riggs "A qualitative study of minority school district administrators in the Central Valley of California: their career pathways, barriers, and perseverance"

Bob Kratochvil
Community College
2 Jim Riggs "Assessing Student Success Efforts for Military Students in a California Community College"

Frank Smith
P-12
1 Dawn Poole "Analysis of student interaction with and review of targeted vocabulary in reading/language arts program"

Sharon Chen
P-12
3 John Borba "The effects of transformational leadership of principals on student academic achievement"

Jesse De La Cruz
Community College
3 Nancy Jean Smith "Mexican American/Chicano gang members' voice on social control in the context of school and community: a critical ethnographic study in Stockton, California"

Easter Calvit

P-12
3 John Borba "A mixed methods study of African American and Hispanic women and their journey through an early head start expectant families program"
Brandon Price
Community College
3 Dawn Poole "The Effectiveness of a Student Support Program in Mitigating for Community College Student Deficits"
Christopher Anderson
Community College
3 Jim Riggs "Strangers in a Strange Land: A Study of First-Year Student Term-to-Term Persistence at a California Community College"

James Lake
P-12
2 Chet Jensen "Student Fears on Secondary School Campuses and Their Perceptions of Policies and Procedures that Increase Feelings of Safety and Security"
Donna Roberts
Community College
5 Dennis Sayers "Setting the Stage for Master's Level Success"

John F. Gomez
Community College
5 Dawn Poole "Higher Education Faculty Use of a Learning Management System in Face-to-Face Classes"
Joanna O'Brien
P-12
5 Dennis Sayers "Strategies to support social and emotional growth in transitional kindergarten"