Doctoral Dissertations

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YEAR TITLE AUTHOR PROGRAM FACULTY ADVISOR
2011 A Phenomenological Study of Reading Culture in California's Central Valley Rural Schools Post Reading First Constance  Tate Educational Leadership Dr. Nancy Jean Smith
2013 Community College Administrators as Educational Partnership Champions: Phenomenological Perspectives George Boodrookas Educational Leadership Dr. Jim Riggs
2013 The Effects of Fluctuations in Enrollment Fees on Student Retention at California Community Colleges Michael Mccandless Educational Leadership Dr. Dawn Poole

Doctoral Dissertations
With a Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

YEAR TITLE AUTHOR PROGRAM FACULTY ADVISOR
2011 Becoming Culturally Proficient: A Crosscultural Study on the Public School Experience of Sikh Students Steve Charbonneau  Educational Leadership Dr. Ramon Vega de Jesus
2011 An Examination of Poverty, Racial and Ethnic Minority Affiliation, English Learner Status, and Special Education in Central Valley School Districts of California Stefanie Jennifer Alvarez Educational Leadership Dr. Jim Riggs
2013 Bridging the Opportunity Gap Through Dual Language Education Delia Gomez Educational Leadership Dr. Dennis Sayers
2014 A Qualitative Study of Minority School District Administrators in the Central Valley of California: Their Career Pathways, Barriers, and Perserverance Annie Arounsack Educational Leadership Dr. Jim Riggs
2014 Women in Leadership Roles (Directors) in California's Human Service Agencies Evelyn Gonzalez Educational Leadership Dr. Jim Riggs
2014 High Achieving Latino Males' Counter Narratives Toward Success: Overcoming Challenges and Obtaining a Doctoral/Professional Degree to Impact the Community Jose Cardenas Educational Leadership Dr. Jim Riggs
2015 African American Faculty Experiences in the Construction of Academic Life at a Community College Bonnie Jeannette Hunt Educational Leadership Dr. Virginia Montero Hernandez
2017 The Contributions of Multiple Measures Assessment on Mathematics Placement of African American and Hispanic/Latino Students at a California Community College Lenard Wynn-Summers Educational Leadership Dr. Dawn Poole