College of Education Theses and Dissertations

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Music in the Liturgy: An Education-Focused Approach, Robert M. Beatty

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Black, Male, Juvenile: A Multi-System Perspective on Hope, Dehumanization, and Redemption in Recidivism & Education, Alexandra M. Brandt

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Interorganizational Practices that Foster Reciprocal Trust Between Central Office Administrators and Principals, Andrea M. Derdenger

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A Spotlight on Teachers’ Culturally Sustaining Beliefs and Responsive Practices for Students of Color in Mathematics, Susan Ejma

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“Young, Gifted, and Black”: Understanding the Complex Experiences of High-Achieving Black Students in AP Classes at a Diverse Suburban High School, Jody Elliott-Schrimmer

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The Challenges of Catholic Identity in American Catholic University A Case Study of DePaul University, Andrew Ezechiugo

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Service Learning in the Digital Age: Understanding Nontraditional Students and Their Experiential Journey Through Electronic-Service Learning, Qianhui Hub

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Northeastern Illinois University: Identifying Characteristics Associated with Low African American Student Retention and Persistence, Laural E. Johnson

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The Process of Designing and Revising a High-Quality Digital Math Curriculum For a Large Diverse Urban School District: Recommendations From a Math Designer, Suzan Kheireddin

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孟母三迁 (Meng Mu San Qian): New Chinese Immigrant Parents' Narratives About Involvement in U.S. Public High School Education, Haixia Li

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The Power of Spiritual Leadership in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Stefanie Mingari

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Understanding Athletics Academic Advisors’ Experience with Job Burnout and Antecedents that Shape Job Burnout, Felicia O'Rourke

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The Sanctity of Human Life: An Examination of the Effects of Education and Training of Less-lethal Force Option Devices in the Royal Thai Police, Trak Silapaduriyang

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The Reproduction of an “American Dream” or “American Nightmare”: The School Perceptions of Low-Income African American and Latino Young Men of Promise, Roberto Suarez

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Syrian Refugee, Donia Almadani

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The Pillars that Support School Principals in Cultivating Inclusive, Equitable Practices for Diverse Learners, Karime Asaf

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Dual Credit Programs: Does the State of Illinois Provide Programs that are Efficacious for All Stakeholders?, Andrew Buckler

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The Illusion of Progress: The Disconnect Between the Anti-Racist Values Professed in Teacher Education Programs and the White Curriculum That Negatively Impact Students of Color, Adrienne Kay Carmona

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Mentoring Urban African American Male Students in Secondary School, David Jacoby Collins

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Othermothering by African American Women in Higher Education at Predominantly White Institutions: How the Practice Affects Their Professional and Personal Lives, Julie Collins

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College Students’ Perceptions of Sexual Violence Climate on their Campus, Meghan Funk

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Hiding Behind the Title: Bridging the Gap Between Identity and Leadership Through Neuroscience, Emotional Intelligence and Ethical Management, Alicia S. Huddleston

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In the Name of Freedom: Racist Hate Speech on Campus, Institutional Whiteness, and Neofascism, Karlee Johnson

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A Phenomenological Exploration of the Experience of White Students at a Mission Based University, Suzanne Kilgannon

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A Phenomenological Study on African American Male Conduct Officers and their Experiences with Code-Switching in Professional Settings, Bernard Little

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"Everything is Political Now": Teaching Politics in the Age of Trump, John G. Lund

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News Flash: Content Framing of Higher Education during the COVID-19 Campus Closures, Sara Nelson

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

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The Role of International Service Learning and Student Outcomes, Kristen One

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Institutional Effectiveness on Student Retention and Diversification for African American Female Engineering Students at Higher Educational Institutions, Robbin Parker

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Understanding Servant Leadership through the Lived Experiences of Higher Education Administrative Leaders, Michael Roberts

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It’s Not Easy Being Green: An Examination of First-Generation African American College Students’ Experiences at Predominantly White Institutions, Sabrina Marie Sanders

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A Comparative Analysis of Best Practices in a Facial Recognition Policy for Law Enforcement Agencies, Terry H. Smith

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Hybrid Montessori Education: Teacher Reflections on the Care and Education of Under-served Black Children, Heather E. Summers

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Enrollment, Academic Persistence, Social Leveraging, and Social Support: A Multiple Case Study of CCAMPIS Campus-Based Child Care, Ariel Sylvester

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A Study of Addressing Chronic Absenteeism and Truancy: The Attendance Improvement Program at Emil G. Hirsch High School (Chicago, IL), Beverly Taylor-Williams

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Promoting Access and Choice: A Strategic Plan Serving First-Generation Immigrant College Students of Color at Four-Year Postsecondary Institutions, Phil J. Verpil

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All the Way Up: A Qualitative Examination of African American Male Educational Resilience in Higher Education, Junae Diamond Weathersby

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THE ROLE OF MUSEUMS IN EDUCATIONAL PEDAGOGY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, Katherine E. Weber

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The Beautiful Struggle: A Qualitative Examination of Black Educator Experiences Creating Academic Spaces for Student Success, Catherine B. Whitfield Martin

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Implementation of Skill-Based, Transdisciplinary Competencies and Their Influence on Teacher Practice, Thomas P. Wolfe

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Beyond the Revolving Door: Reducing the Risks of Recidivism so African American Male Youth Not Only Survive but Thrive, Kristy O. Yanney

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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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