This collection includes theses and dissertations from 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 2019

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Pedagogies of possibility : a study reconceptualizing the teacher's role in a reggio-inspired urban preschool classroom., Christina Louise Angleton

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School entry age and school readiness., Robin Berry

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Student perceptions and persistence : taking a person-centered approach to understand undergraduate engineering retention., Brittany Flanery Crawford

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"We've been here all along" : the standpoint and collective resilience of transgender U.S. service members., Jacob R. Eleazer

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Urban-ready, willing, and able? Collaborative induction experiences for new urban elementary educators., Sandra Lynn Hogue

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Hemoglobin A1C levels and sport participation in children with type 1 diabetes., Amy Kozerski

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An evaluation of student perceptions of learning environments across fully on-line versus blended course delivery formats., Pamela Bates Larkin

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Different and the same: a comparison of vertical and lateral transfer students., Joshua Harris McKee

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Interpretive phenomenological analysis of the interplay of factors affecting burnout in academic medical faculty., Tara McKinley

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Creating a college-going culture : accountability models and measuring institutional rigor in secondary schools., Roland O'Daniel

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The conceptualization of the positive cognitive triad and associations with depressive symptoms in adolescents., Caroline M. Pittard

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Predicting residency match outcomes for fourth-year medical students., Jacob Shreffler

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Kentucky's superintendent induction program : participants' perceptions of competency and longevity., Robert L. Smith

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Relationship among school counselors' perceptions of poverty, color-blind racial attitudes, and multicultural counseling competencies : a formula for change makers., Shaun M. Sowell

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Disordered eating, depression, and cognitive vulnerabilities in college women., Kelsea Visalli

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Eyes in the field, a seat at the table, a voice at the ranch : a study on optimal farm labor conditions., Christine Wiggins-Romesburg

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The Division I men's basketball transfer redshirt requirement : hurting or helping black student-athletes?, Sarah B. Williams

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Discourses in practice : a qualitative case study of an elementary ESL teacher and her four Congolese students., Emily Lynn Zuccaro

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Children's play, early literacy, and educational (in)equities., Jane E. Andris

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Optimizing high-speed exercise performance : effect of load., Ling Bai

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Understanding the relationship between anti-transgender bias, non-affirmation, and post-traumatic stress: a model of internalized transphobia-mediated post-traumatic stress., Sebastian Mitchell Barr

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An examination of individual teacher engagement and school climate characteristics that influence highly effective veteran teachers to remain teaching in low-performing schools., Terrie Elizabeth Blackman

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Institutional processes to determine community engagement impact : a collective case study., Amanda Marie Bowers

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Examining the temporal directionality between teaching behavior and affect in high school students., Bridget Cauley

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Factors influencing the retention of women faculty in STEM disciplines., Carrie J. Christensen

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Jumping over the hurdle : examining and overcoming the barriers for women in intercollegiate athletics through mentorship., Emma Mary Cohen

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Access to culturally responsive teaching for English language learners : mainstream teacher perceptions and practice on inclusion., Tamela N. Compton

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Constructs of collaboration : a multi-case embedded study of a community-wide partnership for school-age youth., Charles Curtis Davis Jr.

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A qualitative approach to examining the rules of a community college and industry partnership., Cara Dimattina-Ryan

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Fostering sense of belonging : a multi-case study of black male retention initiatives., Jarrod Elliott Druery

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Principal professional development and principal self-efficacy in an urban school district., Brian Thomas Garrett

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Present but not accounted for: a phenomenological study of gifted African American males., Ronda Elizabeth George

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Deindustrializing school : the implementation of career academies and implications for school leaders., Terra Greenwell

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Using reality therapy in clinical supervision : a psychotherapy-driven model., Quentin Hunter

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Sexual violence and the institutional integration of first year college students., Ann Katherine James

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Stalkers : what are they thinking?, Bethany Lynne Keller

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Exploring the capabilities approach in a sport for development and peace setting., Jeffrey F. Levine

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Student engagement in post-soviet higher education: coping with academic quality problems., J. L. Mettille

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Physical education activity courses: an exploration of how enrollment influences student retention rates., Dylan J. Naeger

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An examination of the linkages between climate, engagement, and wellbeing in higher education., Ebo Kobena Atomo Osam

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Is the sum greater than the parts? A qualitative case study of cross-functional team creativity., Tracy J. Richardson

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Race in predominately white schools : implications for school counselors., Katelyn Marie Gosnell Richey

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Does rumination mediate the relationship between everyday discrimination and blood pressure?, Sarah J. Roane

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Student perception of the effects of out of school suspension on academic motivation., Dawn Boone Roseberry

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An examination of PBIS implementation fidelity and student outcomes in an urban school district., C. Angelique Scherer

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A qualitative case study examination of athlete ally using social movement theory., Samuel H. Schmidt

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The role of hardiness in the relation between perceived daily discrimination and depressive symptoms in community college students., Rosamond J. Smith

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Counter narratives: a phenomenological study of high achieving African American male high school students., De'Nay Lanise Speaks

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Student voices: African American high school seniors' perception of culturally responsive teaching., Whitney M. Stewart

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Transgender and racial identities negotiation processes of transgender Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders : a transcendental phenomenological examination., Jayden Thai

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The effects of a physical activity program called "minds-in-motion-the maze" on balance and motor skills in middle school aged students., Liliana Vargas

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A case study of teacher and principal perceptions of a school-wide positive behavior intervention and supports framework in an urban elementary school., Cassaundra Lynn Watkins

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Exploring the knowledge of algebra for teaching., Jonathan David Watkins

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An examination of box office relationship quality and relationship selling in Division I college athletics., James F. Weiner

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Untangling the role of postsecondary education in economic success., Erin Smith Banjanovic

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A meta-analysis of the longitudinal relationship between adolescent depression and academic achievement., Rachel E. Buehner

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Former students discuss middle school science journalism : a qualitative study of personally meaningful disciplinary writing., Marsha R. Buerger

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Effects of functional communication training and self-monitoring with programmed generalization for three students with or at-risk for emotional behavioral disorders., Jonathan L. Burt

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Civic pride or civic duty? : an examination of willingness to support a professional sport stadium referendum., Alicia M. Cintron

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An examination of school leaders' preferences for teacher applicant characteristics., Byron Keith Davis

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Analysis of gender and gender-related implicit leadership themes in HR practitioner literature : a comparison of the United States and Brazilian HR practitioner publications., Flavia de Sousa e Castro Rossetti

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Highly student-rated teachers of multicultural classrooms : a qualitative study of teacher practices., Rose M. Glasser

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Factors associated with federal student loan default among borrowers in a statewide system of community and technical colleges., Brittany Inge

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Modeling effective work groups and teams : an assessment of the inclusion of social value orientation., Gary Daniel Jones

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Spiritual transcendence as a sixth personality factor in Russia : cross-cultural generalizability and influence on psychosocial outcomes., Ksenia Kopeikin

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The feelings we harbor - the role of collage in arousing powerful emotions in an ESL classroom., Irina V. McGrath

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The association between motor proficiency, cognitive tempo, academic skills, balance and visual efficiency in elementary school aged children., Franklin R. Muntis

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Educating critically : challenging the familiar contours of literacy teacher education., Bianca Nightengale-Lee

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The implications of a University of Louisville first year experience course on student success outcomes based on race and gender., Nadine C. Petty

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Culturally relevant teachers : a critical beacon in the educational standards movement., Angela Pleasant

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Self-forgiveness in Japanese adolescents., Tetsuo "Ted" Sato

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"It teaches them to have a conversation in the real world" : an analysis of how identity performances shape classroom discussions., Ashley Lauren Shelton Arnold

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Instructional teacher job resources and student achievement in mathematics., Amy Stokes-Levine

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The relationship between positive behavioral interventions and supports in elementary schools and mathematics achievement., Robert Larry Taylor

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Perceptions of peer group interactions on self-efficacy and academic identity of African-American students in advanced placement classes., Tinisha Yvette Taylor

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The role of the planetarium in students' attitudes, learning, and thinking about astronomical concepts., William Raymond Thornburgh

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Stigma of mental illness and multicultural counseling self-efficacy : investigating the implications of the multicultural training environment, mental health literacy, and empathy., Sarah E. Tucker

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A University's student care team : 5 year case summary., Laura Elizabeth Ulmer

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An investigation of relationship correlates and predictors of cultural adjustment among missionaries., Sarah Warren

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Diversity for diversity's sake? The relationship between diversity and school-level academic achievement., Richard Aaron Wisman

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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Rumination, worry, and drinking behaviors in college students : a mediation analysis., Stephanie Winkeljohn Black

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Teacher self-perceptions and student academic engagement in elementary school mathematics., Kathleen M. Cash

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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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Explaining the difference in the self-esteem of students with learning disabilities who receive pull-out services and those who do not receive pull-out services in a private school setting., Brittany Ann Cox

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Exploring the relation between school pushout and future outlook for black youth., Kish Cumi

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Examining the effectiveness of implementing Orton-Gillingham reading intervention on student engagement for elementary students with challenging behaviors., Lauren L. Evanovich

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Therapeutic treatments for PTSD : does type of treatment impact help seeking behaviors in a military sample?, Tyler Conley Halford

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

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The influence of student, neighborhood, and school factors on college readiness : an examination of factors combined as a result of implementing a race- and socioeconomically-based student assignment plan., Gregory Paul Herberger

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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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A moderated mediation model of minority stress and resilience factors in sexual minority Christian college students : comparison between PROCESS and SEM., Elisabeth R. Latino

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Influences of self-construals and personality styles on international students' depressive symptoms., Yu-Yun Liu

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Global and specific attachment patterns in romantic relationships : distinct and interactional functions., Megan Manthos

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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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Knowledge of algebra for teaching quadratic equations : the impact of knowledge dimensions on planning and pedagogical strategies., Michael Raney

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