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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Dismantling the Dichotomy: Latinx Identity and Assimilation in Early Childhood Education, Rocio J. Olvera

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Naming and Re(claiming) Feminism in Orthodoxy: Voicing the Gender and Religious Identities of Greek Orthodox Women, Anne Marie Adams

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Enacting Poiesis: Centering Teaching Artists' Stories Across Educational Contexts, Shanita Bigelow

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The Influence Music Education Programs Have on Identity Development, Cultural Awareness, and Trauma Related to African American Youth That Live in Urban Settings, Michele Colbert

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Liberal Arts Micro-Credential: Teaching a Police Officer Reflection, Empathy, and Self-Awareness; Going Beyond Training a Police Officer to Act and React, Hermogenes Del Toro

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What I Wish I Had Known: College Graduates’ Experience of Student Debt, Lamyeia Fields

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Locked Out to be Locked Up, Only to Be Locked Out, Again: A Critical Analysis of Exclusionary Disciplinary Practices, and an Illinois Policy's Attempt to Eradicate the School-to-Prison Pipeline Phenomenon, Algeanna Louise Griffin

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It’s Really About Relationships: Perceptions of Teacher Autonomy and It’s Influence on Instruction, Nancy Harmening

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Untapped Potential: Social Emotional Learning and Intervention Programs for Students Experiencing Underperformance, Kathleen Bridget Healy King

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A Case Study of a Comprehensive Model of Global Education Strategy Based on Cosmopolitanism, Esther Quintero Heiser

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Dancing in the Liminal Tension: A Phenomenological Study of how Queer Black Boys Manifest Happiness in an Urban Midwest High School, Kendrick D. Johnson

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K-8 eLearning During the COVID-19 Pandemic: "Spreading" Best Practices, Michelle A. Johnson

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A Policy Examination of Digital Multimedia Evidence in Police Department Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Timothy P. Larmon

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Why Can’t I Read? The Demise of Literacy Among African American Boys in the Fourth Grade: The perception of ten fourth grade Chicago Public School Teachers’ lived experiences of literary instruction during their undergraduate student teaching program, Kimberly Darlene Lloyd

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Applying the Social Model of Disability: A Phenomenology of Initiating Change in Higher Education, Olena M. Marshall

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The Plan Starts Now: A Study of Juvenile Delinquency and a Re-entry Program Back into the Community, Lynell Porch

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A Case Study of a Comprehensive Model of Global Education Strategy Based on Cosmopolitanism, Esther Quintero Heiser

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A Study of Modern College Student Activism: The Relationship to the School and How Groups Form, James Garry Stewart

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Developing a Culture of Care and Support: A Review of Institutional Practices and Growth Opportunities Affecting Black Male Student-Athletes at Southtown Community College, Roberto D. Torres

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Measuring the Impact of Residency Requirements and the Relationship with the Citizens in the Community, Daniel Villa

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Resilience & Wellness Teams: A Comprehensive Maintenance Plan for Law Enforcement Officers, Landon Jay Wade

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Tracking and Experiences of Black Students Following the Inception of No Child Left Behind, Gwenda Walters

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Chasing the American Dream: Refugee students and care in U.S. high schools, Yacoub Aljaffery

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Muslim Women and Centered Leadership Practices, Raheela Al Karim

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Consent Around the Globe: Sexual violence prevention programming that responds to the needs of international students, Michael Blackman

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How do personalized learning programs’ instructional designs match gifted students’ experiences in using them?, Sarah Bright

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Preparing a Diverse and Culturally Sustaining Teacher Workforce: The Role of Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and Policy in Teacher Education, Emily Caliendo

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The Social Construction of the Progressive Era: A Critical-Historiographical Case Study in Vocationalism, Brian D. Carlson

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The Purpose of Education: A Case Study on Accountability and Latina Teachers in a Midwest Charter Network, Alexandra Irma Cruz

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The Impact of Racial Identity in College Planning Resources for African American Students considering Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Camille Franklin

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Am I a Systemic Iniquity Interrupter? Understanding The Influence of Critical Race Educating Through the Narratives of Alternative Ed. Black Educators, Ayanna Gore

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The Role of Parental and Family Involvement in the Persistence of Freshman First-Generation College Students, Ray O. Grant

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STATE-FUNDED DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM: ONE STATE’S PERSONALIZATION APPROACH TO INCREASE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES AND REDUCE DROPOUT RATES, Debra H. Harris

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Reclaiming Joy: Finding Resilience in Families with Children with Autism, Nancy K. Hashimoto

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Combatting the Drive Deficit: An Exploration of Conative Skill Inclusion in College and Career Readiness Policy, Vanessa Hein

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The "Being" and "Doing" of a "Good Teacher" from a Soka Perspective, Nozomi Inukai

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Relational Trust as a Determinant of Principal Turnover: A Quantitative Analysis, Steven Michael Jeretina

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Academic Engagement and Institutional Experiences of the Undergraduate Community College Student from Marginalized Communities, Fashawn D. Jones

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Becoming a Feminist Educator: A Self-Study on Feminist Pedagogy in a Music History Classroom, Sarah Wells Kaufman

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Wakanda College Retention Program: Developing Black and Brown Young Men, William A. McHenry

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Creating Positive School Culture on Social Media - School Culture on the Go, Antoine L. Reed

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Second Language Acquisition and Standardized Assessment Practices, Hal Scott Schmeisser

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Mathematical Identity Formation: Preparing Students with Learning Disorders for Post-Secondary Education and Careers, Ravi Anil Shah

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A Phenomenological Study of Chicago's Independent School Principals, Jerry Travlos

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Raising Him: Testaments of Five Black Single Mothers and How They Perceive Their Experiences of Raising Theirs Son(s) in Contemporary Urban America, Collage C. Warner

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Crime Reporting Through Social Media: Potential Opportunities in Community Policing, Kimberly Washington

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Chronic Absenteeism: The Problem, The Participants, The Panacea, Markenya L. Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF VIDEO GAMING ON CHILDREN’S MAGICAL THINKING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD, Rafi Antar

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FLOURISHING IN THE FIRST YEARS OF TEACHING: DESIGNING A FRAMEWORK FOR NEW TEACHER INDUCTION, Sister Thomas Aquinas Betlewski

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EDUCATION, ORDER, AND THE SPECTER OF EMANCIPATION, Alex B. Cameron

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What Professional Development Practices Do Mid-Career Teachers Need?, Amy Christie

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UNARTHODOX: AN INVESTIGATION OF HOW CHILDREN ARTICULATE THEIR SENSE OF SELF THROUGH ART, Brandon Gilbert

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THE NEOLIBERAL PARIAH, Jeremiah Howe

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Muslim-American Democratic Citizens: Dismantling Rituals with Tarbiyah, Nida Iftekaruddin

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Framing Teaching in Retrospect: A Qualitative Study of Educational Philosophies and Teacher Socialization through the Teach for America Experience, Angela Marie Kraemer-Holland

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BUILDING THE NEST: HOW NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKING TEACHERS (NESTs) IN THE TEFL FIELD DEVELOP INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE, Emily S. Kraus

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The Invisible Struggle: Understanding the Plights and Success Strategies of Low-Income Single Mothers in Undergraduate Programs, Christina Matuschka

The Invisible Struggle: Understanding the Plights and Success Strategies of Low-Income Single Mothers in Undergraduate Programs, Christina R. Matuschka

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Trans Sports Illustrated: Identities and Experiences of Transgender Athletes Assigned Female at Birth, Sophia Neely

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Fathers' Experiences in Early Intervention: Marooned in the Kitchen or Member of the Team, Megan Schumaker-Murphy

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The Case for Joy in Learning: Teacher and Students' Perceptions of Flow Experiences in Upper Elementary Classrooms, Rhonda Stern

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Exclusion of African-American High School Students from Selective Enrollment Schools: Their Views on Academic and Social Success in the School Environment and After High School Graduation, Deidre R. Walker-Berry

EXPLORING THE BELONGING EXPERIENCES OF A SUCCESSFUL AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE WHO ATTENDED A FOUR-YEAR HIGHER EDUCATION PREDOMINANTLY WHITE INSTITUTION., Dorthea Washington

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EXPLORING PSYCHOLOGICAL INVISIBILITY IN FORMERLY INCARCERATED BLACK MEN, Dallas Wright

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Dance Education for the Lifetime Learner: From Margaret H’Doubler to the 21st Century, Krista Zozulia

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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SYRIAN REFUGEE STUDENTS' ACADMIC AND SOCIAL EXPERINCES IN AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Donia S. Almadani

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Friends in the Orchid Room: An Inquiry into Value-Creative Dialogue, Melissa R. Bradford

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A Parallax View of Teacher Ontology: Reconceptualizing the Reflexive Method in the Abyss of Žižekian Negativity, Brian R. Gilbert

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Motivation to Lead: College Students' Perceptions of their Roles as Leaders on Campus, Jacob M. Gross

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Motivation to Lead: College Students' Perceptions of their Roles as Leaders on Campus, Jacob M. Gross

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The Image Betrays More than It Reveals: Inter(ior) Views from Women of Color on Identity and Social and Academic Experiences in Higher Education, Amy Hauenstein

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REDESIGNING CURRICULUM, REIMAGINING EDUCATION: PREPARING PRESERVICE TEACHERS FOR STUDENTS OF COLOR IN URBAN EDUCATION, Sabrina D. Jones

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INTERSECTING IDENTITIES: THE LIVED EXPERIENCES OF GAY, MALE CATHOLIC COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY ALUMNI, Todd D. Kleine

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AN EXAMINATION OF TEACHERS’ DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE OF EARLY LITERACY INSTRUCTION, Samantha Lazich

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Understanding STEM Identity Construction: An ethnography of an all-girls STEM club, Pasiewicz Marie Loyola

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“YOU WILL DO BETTER THEN I DID” THE POSITIVE ACTIONS BLACK PARENTS EMPLOY TO INFLUENCE THEIR CHILD’S CHOICE TO ATTEND COLLEGE, Meagan Mitchell

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Teachers’ Sense of Self-Efficacy and its Impact on English Learner Students’ Reading Proficiency-Level Scores on a Large-Scale Language Proficiency Test: A Mixed-Method Design, Mirtha Quintana-Toomey

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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URBAN RENEWAL AND THE ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF HYDE PARK AND KENWOOD, David Belden

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EDUCATION POLICY AND NEWSPAPERS: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS, Jumana Khalifeh

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Experiencing the Implementation of New Inquiry Science Curricula, Peter S. Ower

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Conceptions of Self, Other and Society: Exploring the Impact of a Service-Learning for Social Justice Course on Student Positionality, Deborah Rintels Weiner

The New Education Law in Indonesia: Power Relations in the context of National Reformation and Globalization, E. Prasetyo Widodo

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Gender and Education: A Qualitative Study of Women's Experiences at Selective Women's Colleges, Staci H. Zake

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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BEYOND RACE: A QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF THE DISCIPLINE GAP AMONG PREDOMINANTLY BLACK HIGH SCHOOLS IN CHICAGO, Felipe Ignacio Agudelo Acevedo

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Bridging the Digital Divide Were any Divides Bridged, Andrew Gibbs

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The Rise of Neoliberalism - A Transrational Analysis: Towards a New Vision for Urban Education, Dennis Kevin Gregory

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The Muted Expert: A Qualitative Study on the Principals’ Perceptions and Experiences of the Current Teacher Evaluation System, Denitra Griffin

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In the Service of What? A Phenomenological Exploration of African American High School Students' Self-Efficacy in Service Learning, Charemi A. Jones

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Empowering School Leadership across Nations: A Comparative Study of Differences Between Leadership Practices and Their Relationships with Empowerment Amongst Administrators and Teachers in Eight Large Urban Secondary School Districts in the United States and Canada, Anya Niazov

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What's hope got to do with it? A narrative inquiry into the hope levels of high school students diagnosed with soft disabilities, Cynthia Norbeck

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Living Out Faith: Reflections on Motivation for Academic Achievement and Career Choice, Felicia D. Richardson-McGee

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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少壯不努力, 老大徒傷悲 (A Young Idler, An Old Beggar): Chinese Nationals in U.S. Classrooms and the Pedagogical Significance of Globalization, Ann Marie Frkovich

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Migration and Parent Involvement: Ethiopian Immigrants in Chicago, Daniel Hasso Shashe

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Feminine Voice, Masculine Space: Understanding How Passion for Sport Emerges in Female College Student-Athletes, Jill Hollembeak

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EXPLORING THE USE OF TEACHING STRATEGIES TO IMPACT THE ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL CHALLENGES FACED BY FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS, Susan Smierciak Lueders

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Decolonial Futures and the Law: Reflections on Mitigating Projects of Coloniality, Lauren Lystrup

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Securing the Blessings – Cultivating Active Citizens: Public School Principals’ Perceptions of How They Nurture a Democratic Way of Life, Judith Marie McCann Floeter

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Pre-Service Secondary Science Teachers’ Understanding and Use of Modeling, Bryan J. Meeker

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Deathscapes in Neoliberal Times: Prisonfare, Workfare and Resistance as Potential Outcomes for Black Youth, Ebony Rose

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Chicago’s 2013 School Actions: An investigation of post-2008 racial neoliberal policy, Sonya Mohini Roy-Singh