This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development (formerly Leadership, Foundations, and Human Resource Education), 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 fill out the Electronic Theses & Dissertations form.

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

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

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

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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

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Workplace spirituality and employee work intentions : examining the relationship and the mediating role of ethical leadership., Paula F. Soder

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Professional school counselors : integral stakeholders in the recruitment, retention, and support of African American, Latino, and low-income students in advanced placement programs., Damien Sweeney

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