This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development, in the College of Education & Human Development. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Common Core State Standards : elementary teacher perceptions of administrator supports with a focus on professional learning communities and walk throughs., Kara Joan Ammerman

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An investigation of virtual golf in the Republic of Korea from a marketing perspective., Chulhwan Choi

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The relationship of reform style professional development and student achievement., Amy Colucci

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Evaluating minor league baseball social identity, social image, and brand equity., Christan David Hanna

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Exploring distributed instructional leadership : case studies of assistant principals in an urban school district., Jimica Claudette Howard

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Examining the motivations and benefits of student-athletes performing community service., Matthew Ryan Huml

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Predicting NCLEX-RN performance : an exploration of student demographics, pre-program factors, and nursing program factors., Heather Davis Mitchell

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Principal self-efficacy in the implementation of a standards based teacher evaluation reform., Jason Kennedy Neuss

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Curriculum, classroom assessment, instruction, and science outcomes : evidence from Kentucky's scholastic audits., Steven Patrick Riley

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Developing the future workforce through apprenticeships : a case study of an industry-education partnership., Nana K. Arthur-Mensah

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Exploring motivations, constraints, and perceptions toward sport consumers' smartphone usage., Sun J. Kang

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The role of congruecy within the participant sport involvement and loyalty process., Jason Andrew Rice

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Evaluating Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) : examining teachers' perceptions of managing student conduct and student achievement in PBIS and non-PBIS schools., Carla Marie Soeder-Kolodey

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Exploring organizational capacity in a Sport for Development and Peace setting., Per G. Svensson

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Counterstories : educational resilence of adult African American women attending an urban predominantly White university., Wanda A. Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The effectiveness of extended orientation first year seminars : a systematic review and meta-analysis., Matthew S. Berry

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Graduate students who are part-time workers : how does occupational stress and gender role affect job satisfaction?, Megan Church-Nally

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Secondary student outcomes and perspectives on a multiple pathways approach to education : engagement, achievement, and transitions., Lisa-Anne Ferris

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Gender stereotyping within career and technical education : exploring relationships among gender, coursetaking, and outcomes of high school CTE students., Stephanie A. Fluhr

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Lost in transition : a grade nine transition program using articulation activities and their effect on student attitudes., Michael J. Hibbett

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Employee work and health behaviors : the role of leadership support for health promotion and organizational health climate., Jennifer Woloszyk Hoert

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Investigation of factors related to performance and retention of engineering students., Nora B. Honken

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Role models, women's leadership and careers of women in the management of professional baseball., Maki Itoh

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Examining teacher perceptions of leadership and student achievement in Kentucky schools., Angela L. Newcomb

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Metaevaluation of a university teacher education assessment system., Katherine Amelia Shanahan

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Culture first, customers second : the case of an organizational learning culture in a successful small business., Devon A. Twyford

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Are school administrators and teachers' attitudes toward inclusion influence by the change process?, Barry Goley

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The impact of skin and soft tissue infections on college athletic programs and prevention policies., Alice Kimble 1964-

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The mediating effect of homework between self-regulated learning and science achievement., Matthew D. Kingsley 1968-

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Choosing a career : a study of motivational factors and demographics that influence P-12 pre-service teachers., Diane MacKenzie 1964-

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Exploring the influence of social media on future intentions of charity sport participants., Tara Q. Mahoney

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Community college mission influence on culture : an organizational analysis., E. Gerome Stephens

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Sustainability and collegiate recreational sports facilities., Thomas Bradley Stinnett

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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An examination of factors that impact persistence among adult students in a degree completion program at a four-year university., Mathew J. Bergman

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Ready child, ready school : educator perceptions of child and school success indicators and ready school practices., Annette W. Bridges 1953-

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Exploring franchise boards : a stakeholder perspective., Denise M. Cumberland

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Women in intercollegiate athletics : an exploration of the career development of female senior administrators., Meg C. Hancock

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Advising style perceptions and preferences of students and advisors., Gladys Patricia Brown Jordan

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Preparing students for post-secondary success : exploring the efficacy of an information technology certification program., John Lawless Lanham 1967-

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Mentoring of nurse managers the experience of new nurse managers in rural hospitals : does mentoring make a difference?, Leigh Lindsey 1972-

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Predictors of student course evaluations., Timothy Michael Sauer

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Mathematics achievement : the impact of America's choice in Kentucky's schools., Sonia James Upton

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Assessing teacher attitude toward the inclusion of students with autism., Stephanie Elaine Wilkerson

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Job embeddedness theory : can it help explain employee retention?., Jeffery A. Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Examining the mismatch between the training and assessment of band and orchestra conductors in Michigan., Eric A. Becher

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The relationship between staff nurse perception of nurse manager leadership behavior and staff nurse job satisfaction in a hospital applying for magnet recognition status., Lorraine B. Bormann

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Examining teachers' perceptions of psychological gender and leadership behavior of principals in public elementary schools., Brittany D. Carpenter

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An investigation of a middle-high school system as a learning organization during the implementation of a grade eight to grade nine transition program., Carol Jean Christian

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The effect of a communication protocol implementation on nurse/physician collaboration and communication., Jacqueline Carter Gerard 1948-

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Predictors of intent to stay for hourly employees in the fast food industry., Kathleen Gosser

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Exploring the scholar-practitioner gap in personnel selection assessments : an analysis of scholarly versus practitioner literature., Whitney L. Martin 1977-

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Comparing turnaround leadership in a rural church and in schools., Ronald Brent Mays 1969-

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The case of the Women's United Soccer Association : explaining the rise and fall of a social movement organization., Meghan O'Connor McDonogh

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A longitudinal view of the liberal arts curriculum a decade after merger : a multiple case study of community colleges in Connecticut, Kentucky, and Louisiana., Ann E. Norton

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The Texas 10% law and its impact on admitted students., C. J. Woods

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Comparative perspectives of direct support professionals working with adults with intellectual disabilities regarding standard competencies., Cynthia Anne Bayes 1955-

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The effect of student attributes and program characteristics on doctoral degree completion., Glenn Allen Gittings

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Experiential learning : a review of college health centers., Elizabeth J. Greaney

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The impact of school culture, teacher job satisfaction, and student attendance rates on academic achievement of middle school students., Diane Yvonne Hatchett

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Determination of variables which predict success on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN)., Mary A. Kleber

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Adult perceptions of the impact of Kentucky Education Reform Act initiatives on achievement : insights of rural gifted students., Jan Kathryn Weaver Lanham 1954-

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Reverse transfer students : characteristics, motivations, and implications., Kathryn Elizabeth Lowrey 1957-

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The four-year experience of first-generation students at a small independent university : engagement, student learning, and satisfaction., David M. Mahan

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Academic dishonesty in online education., Wren Allen Mills

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Distributed leadership as a mediator of whole school reform strategies for improvement planning from data., Jean Elizabeth Pickup 1954-

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An exploratory study of first-semester student attrition in a community college., Ophelia Turner Scott 1953-

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Perceptions of organizational justice, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment in intercollegiate athletics : a study of NCAA men's sport coaches., Dustin Thorn

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Leadership, curriculum, instruction, and accountability scores : evidence from Kentucky scholastic audits., Rebecca Curry Todd

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Longitudinal predictors of disciplinary alternative school placement and the risk of subsequent juvenile detention in a cohort of third grade children., Judi Elisa Vanderhaar

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Oral status of residents of long-term care facilities in Kentucky., Lynn Donnelly Austin

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The effect of teacher leader interactions with teachers on student achievement: a predictive study., Winifred Riney Cohron

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Volunteer entry into hospital culture : relationships among socialization, P-O fit, organizational commitment, and job satisfaction., Tricia Ann Jordan 1969-

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Determinants of alumni membership in a dues-based alumni association., Melissa Dawn Newman 1979-

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Workplace incivility : relationship with conflict management styles and impact on perceived job performance, organizational commitment and turnover., Jeannie Trudel 1964-

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Experiences influencing degree completion articulated by doctoral students in education administration., David Lee Barnett

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Principal theories of practice : mapping the cognitive structure and effects of instructional leadership, Gary W. Houchens

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High school boys' basketball and the social structure of suburban, rural, and urban high school communities : a comparative case study., Jason K. Miller

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Job satisfaction levels of juvenile detention education faculties and the implementation of best teaching practices compared to overall program efficacy., Rebecca Minton Painter 1958-

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Ideological influence on higher education : progressivism versus conservatism., Anthony W. Robinson 1972-

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Organizational culture, workplace incivility, and turnover : the impact of human resources practices., Dana Cosby Simmons 1969-

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A comparison of faculty and administrator perceptions of the merger of Kentucky's community colleges and vocational/technical institutes., Jason Douglas Warren

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Teachers' perceptions of the costs and benefits of sitting on a school-based decision-making committee., Jennefer Pollio Woods 1948-

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Examining the empirical impact of teacher pupil control ideology on student outcomes : the classroom perspective., Michael M. Brame

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Examining fairness perceptions of financial resource allocations in United States Olympic sport., Stephen W. Dittmore 1968-

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The learner in the learning environment : a multiple-case study of nursing students in the hospital clinical setting., Rhonda Stuart Helm 1951-

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The effects of psychological and biological gender on gender role conflict and mental health of gay and lesbian individuals., Kevin James Herdman 1969-

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Leadership, curriculum, instruction, and accountability scores : evidence from Kentucky scholastic audits., Lonnie E. McKinney 1950-

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Group difference in psychosocial development of undergraduate students., Charles Louis Pride 1964-

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Effects of evaluative feedback on math self-efficacy, grade self-efficacy, and math achievement of ninth grade algebra students : a longitudinal approach., Deborah June Burnett Thompson

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New teacher job satisfaction : effects of general job facets and teacher job specific facets., Aimee G. Webb

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Predictors of persistence in distance education., Jennifer R. Hammond 1975-

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Individual and situational factors affecting transfer of training in a call center environment., Eric Travis Hicks

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Disciplining P-12 public school personnel for off-duty conduct : an analysis of the judicial response., Ruth Louise Davison 1965-

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Preparing teachers for diversity : a study of two university teacher education programs in Indiana., Vella Goebel 1947-

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Factors impacting development time for online postsecondary instruction., Karen Hughes Miller 1945-

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Business faculty recruitment : effects of annual salary and health benefits plan., Glenn Rodriguez

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Perceptions of efficacy of minority and non-minority school-based decision-making council members in Kentucky's region 1 and region 2 school systems., Anthony Ray Sanders

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Relationships among demographic variables, organizational culture, interpersonal self-efficacy and perceived job performance., Maria D. Vasquez-Colina

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Family literacy—predictors of program participation and goal attainment in Kentucky., Zelma Renae Stewart Harrison

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An empirical investigation of factors influencing teacher attraction to a career as school counselor., Beverly Cox Keepers 1948-