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 fill out the Electronic Theses & Dissertations form.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Teachers' perceptions of professional development and pedagogical practice: a study of a Kentucky suburban school district., Rachelle Bramlage-Schomburg

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Academic achievement and degree attainment among college students with children., Katrina Ellen Elliott

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Not only black or only a woman, a black woman: gendered racial microaggressions, colorism and hair on trauma symptoms., Maame-Safowaa Geary

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The person behind the team: a phenomenological exploration of the role of the sport supervisor in NCAA division I intercollegiate athletics., Ehren R. Green

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Examining adolescent voices in urban montessorianism within the third plane of development., Raymond Edward Green

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High-probability tasks and task completion rates of students with emotional and behavioral disorders., Amy R Hall

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The influence of sponsorship engagement on brand loyalty: an analysis of the on-site and social media activational communications., Achyut Kulkarni

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The effect of typewriting vs. handwriting lecture notes on learning: a systematic review and meta-analysis., Timothy Schaun Lau

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A psychometric analysis of the comprehensive school survey (CSS) middle school student version., Stephen Michael Leach

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Structural and Functional Myocardial Adaptations to Task-Specific Epidural Stimulation in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury., Harley D. Ledbetter

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The water we were swimming in: transgender and gender nonconforming students' lived experiences in engineering., Natalie Saroff Oliner

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Motivations of division I student-athletes to participate in strength and conditioning programs., Liza Reader

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The role of organizational culture and relationship marketing in disability sport sponsorship: an exemplar case study., Nina Siegfried

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Voices of the "served": community resident perspectives on international service-learning in Peru., Adam C. Stieglitz

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The exploratory study of Jefferson County Public Schools' freshman academies of Louisville model on student promotion, attendance, and sense of belonging., Andrew Lewis Thomas

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Mejorar La Raza: measuring the implicit anti-black racial bias of multiracial individuals., Katalina G. Traxler

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An analysis of public comments on the implementation of the NGSS in Kentucky., Matthew David Trzaskus

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Internalized racism mediating the effects of ethnic-racial socialization on self-esteem and psychological distress among Asians and Asian Americans in the United States., Tianhong "Jojo" Yao

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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A case study in the use of mentorships in academic instructional coach development., Matt Anderson

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Parent and teacher's perceptions of employment outcomes for youth with intellectual disabilities transitioning from the public school setting., Rachel Leann Baker

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Concurrent reporting of adverse childhood experiences among perspectives of adolescents and caregivers., Katie J. Berghuis

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Economic and sociological factors associate with first-year African American students' enrollment in historically Black Colleges and Universities., Vickie Gale Bridgeman

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A social learning approach to the examination of the temporal directionality between parenting behavior and early adolescents' affect., Shelby M. Burton

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Urban teacher's perspectives on teaching diverse students., Julie Chancellor

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Space to lead: cognitive coaching as mindful school leader practice., Jennifer Helm Cox

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A qualitative look at secondary trauma through the lived experiences of elementary teachers., Terri L Davenport

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Black men wanted: an instrumental case study exploring the situational factors related to the retention of African American male high school teachers., Christopher Kevin Flores

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Principal mentoring as a retention and effectiveness strategy in comprehensive improvement schools., Robert Fulk

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The influence of dual enrollment on rural student college persistence., Jeanne Toure Guerrero

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Implicit theories as a moderator between religious commitment and forgiveness among Muslims experiencing a religious identity offense., John Michael Hart II

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Telling principals' leadership stories: administrative perceptions of promoting teacher leadership., Adam Whitney Hicks Ed.D.

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Religiosity, outgroup contact, postconventional religious reasoning, and their associations with Christians' prejudice against sexual and gender minorities., Lucas Huckaby

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The forgotten ones: a qualitative study to understand the phenomena of medically disqualified student-athletes., Regina Chanel Johnson

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The journey towards critical self-authorship for Native lacrosse athletes at NCAA division I institutions., Brandon C. Joseph

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A comparative study of the organizational culture of a South Korean and US high school athletic department., Youngjik Lee

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A soft place to land: The importance of otherparenting at PWIs., Stephanie Renae Mayberry

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Academy student ambassador perceptions of the academy model: the successes and areas for growth., James Edward McMillin

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Comparing instructional techniques on memory retention, retrieval, application and self-efficacy of grading criteria used for student self-assessment., Michael James Metz

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The shifting role of teachers: a case study on teachers’ perceptions of personalized learning in a rural school district., Steve Miracle

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Major league baseball fans’ climate change attitudes and willingness to adapt: climate vulnerability vs. America’s pastime., Jessica R. Murfree

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Non-traditional instruction: examining the interaction effect between student characteristics and perceived sense of connectedness in an online learning environment., Kendra M, Nolan

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Parents' perceptions of leisure constraints and facilitators in elite youth soccer: A phenomenological approach., Chelsea C. Police

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Re-visiting the Flutie effect: an exploration of athletic success' impact on student enrollment decisions., Addison Pond

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School improvement grant: analysis of Kentucky cohort I schools., Ryan Rodosky

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A phenomenological study of the perceptions of co-teaching through the lens of special education and general education teachers., Erin Seale

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I'm still valid: an explanatory sequential mixed-methods study of part-time phd students' motivation and satisfaction., Heather A Turner

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Navigating internalized stigma and identity development in bipolar disorder I: A grounded theory investigation., Kaylyn L. Watterson

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The rivers of life: a portraiture study of three black female educational leaders in a large urban school district., Cassandra G. Woods

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Chronic codeswitching: A phenomenological study examining Multiracial student sense of belonging in a predominantly White institution., Nicholas Lamar Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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The making of a person: the relationship of job crafting and leisure crafting on work engagement, occupational role salience, job performance and psychological well-being., Joshua D. Anna

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"It's personal": a case study analysis of the strategic management of resources in a historically black University athletic department., Brigitte M. Burpo

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Short-term financial confidence as a predictor of academic achievement and six-year graduation success of first-year students., Shawna M. Clark

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Fandom from afar: identification, attachment, and consumption behaviors among United States based fans of English premier league soccer clubs., Adam R. Cocco

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Development of core pharmacy roles with competency/EPA alignment and levels of entrustment., Kimberly K. Daugherty

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Teacher perceptions of collegial collaboration in an academy structure., Kristy Marie Field

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The many facets of trauma - high need index school principals' perspectives of trauma-informed care., Nicole Michelle Fields

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We've got the 'hots' for changing teacher misconceptions of learning styles: a mixed-methods approach., Allison Paige Fowler

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Capacity building: a study of career academies and student career self-efficacy., Shawn Timothy Hinds Jr

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Student perceptions of personalized learning in a rural school district., Kathryn M. House

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The Nigerian-American immigration experience: overcoming adversity through resilence., K. Chinwe Idigo

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Kindergarten readiness and grade 1 mathematics achievement., Faneshia McPherson Jones

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Analyzing human resource competency development through the lens of adult learning theory: a qualitative case study on change management competency in a global U.S.-based firm., Angela K. Jorgensen

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Fostering African American female students’ sense of belonging: a digital storytelling participatory action research approach., Rajwinder Kaur

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Promoting healthy aging: an investigation of the relationships among sport satisfaction, sport identity, and sport commitment in the well-being of older adults., Seonghun Lee

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Predicting dental student's performance on national board dental examination (NBDE) part I: exploring demographic factors, dental admission test (DAT) factors, pre-program academic factors, and dental program academic performance., Wei-Shao Lin

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Therapeutic rupture repair in treatment of military adolescents., Brent Anthony Luebcke

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College was a slap in the face: examining the transition of Kentucky Appalachian students studying STEM at an urban institution., Heidi Neal

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The ball is in your court: a phenomenological study examining college athletes with learning disabilities and/or ADHD on college campuses., Stephanie Thea O'Donnell

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Inclusion of classified staff in the implementation of positive behavior Interventions and supports: a district case study., Devon M. Roberts

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The influence of self-forgiveness on relationship satisfaction post-infidelity., Dominic Schmuck

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A phenomenological study of kindergarten teachers' perceptions of their students in the age of kindergarten readiness., Adam Nelson Stephens

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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The relationship between employee engagement and work performance for individuals working in active asset management: examining the moderate effect of age, gender, and job function., Elizabeth Aubrey Brenner

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Teacher perception of administrative support for the implementation of a teacher evaluation system., Natalie Redman Brown

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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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Middle school outreach efforts to involve immigrant parents: what are the perceptions of school personnel and immigrant parents?, Marcella Denise Franklin-Williams

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Effects of a writing instructional package for students with moderate intellectual disability., Beth Newberry Gurney

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

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A case study of teachers in an innovative professional collaborative and the evolution of their curricular conceptions, practices, and agency., Alysse Christine Jacobs

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Meta-engagement: an examination of employee engagement antecedant variable interactions and the impact on engagement outcomes., Joshua Branden Jordan

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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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Education abroad participation: predicting participation through high school academic record and intent to be involved in college as reported in the freshman survey (TFS) and in the college senior survey (CSS)., Elizabeth Karen Liebschutz-Roettger

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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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Perceptions of restorative practices among black girls: talking circles in an urban alternative middle school., Vanessa Marie McPhail

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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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Campus recreation inclusion for people with disabilities: a qualitative investigation of current inclusive practices., Tyler C. Spencer

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Refugee parent's perspectives on preschool enrollment after migration and resettlement., Kathy Yvette Stovall

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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