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Recent Dissertations

Catholic Educational Leadership

John Huber
The Accessibility of American Catholic Secondary Schools to the Various Socioeconomic Levels of Catholic Families in the 21st Century
Dissertation Chairperson: Sr. Mary Peter Traviss, O.P.

Michael Sanderl
Catholic Identity and Lasallian Culture in Higher Education: The Contributions of Campus Ministry
Dissertation Chairperson: Sr. Mary Peter Traviss, O.P.

Br. Raymond Vercruysse
The Congruency of Blessed Edmund Rice's Charism with the Essential Elements of a Christian Brother Education in Christian Brothers' Owned Secondary Schools in the United States
Dissertation Chairperson: Sr. Mary Peter Traviss, O.P.

Eric Velandria
A Survey of Lay Tenured Philippine Jesuit High School Teachers' Understanding and Application of the Characteristics of Jesuit Education
Dissertation Chairperson: Dr. Virginia Shimabukuro

Margaret Maughan Smith
Perceptions and Assumptions: Gender Equity in Jesuit All-Male Secondary Schools
Dissertation Chairperson: Sr. Jean Hagelskamp, S.P.

International and Multicultural Education

Rosie Arenas
Reflections of the Spirit:  Voices of Children’s Book Illustrators of Mexican Descent – A Participatory Study with George Ancona and Felipe Davalos
Dissertation Chairperson: Dr. Alma Flor Ada

Margarita Berta-Avila
"The Cures and the Pain": The Pedagogy of Critical Xicana/Xicano Educators in the Classroom
Dissertation Chairperson: Dr. Alma Flor Ada

Enrique Dominguez
Heritage Language as Portrayed in Literature Written by Latino Authors: A Transformative Critical Literary Approach
Dissertation Chairperson: Dr. Alma Flor Ada

Ronald Roberts
Computer-Mediated Communicative Patterns in Online Learning Environments
Dissertation Chairperson: Dr. Dorothy Messerschmitt

Jun Omi
Japanese ESL Students' Perspectives on Communicative Competence in United States Cultural Contexts
Dissertation Chairperson: Dr. Dorothy Messerschmitt

Learning and Instruction

Lusa Lo
Knowledge, Participation, and Needs of Chinese-Speaking Parents of Primary-Grade Children with Disabilities
Dissertation Chairperson: Dr. Susan Evans

Linda Pfeifer
Skill Acquisition, Transfer of Training and Intrinsic Motivation: A Comparison of Two Training Methodologies in the Development of Management Soft Skills
Dissertation Chairperson: Dr. Robert Burns

Geri Lee Keskeys
The Effects of Oral-Language Rehearsal on First-Grade Students’ Independent Writing
Dissertation Chairperson: Dr. Mathew Mitchell

Joy Kutaka-Kennedy
Mainstreaming Outcomes for Emotionally Disturbed High School Students
Dissertation Chairperson: Dr. Susan Evans

Aimee Michelle Reedy
Latina Mothers’ Perceived Self-Efficacy for the Promotion of their Children’s Emergent Literacy and its Relationship to Home Literacy Experiences
Dissertation Chairperson: Dr. Robert Burns

Organization and Leadership

Ingrid Coco
Perceptions of the Adequacy of Two California Community College Counseling and Advising Programs for African-American Students with Transfer Goals
Dissertation Chairperson: Dr. Patricia Mitchell

Will Flowers
Philosophical Orientation of Career Centers and Career Professionals in the National Association of Colleges and Employees (NACE)
Dissertation Chairperson: Dr. Patricia Mitchell

Monica Green
An Interpretive Model of Adult Understanding of Technology in Honduran Education
Dissertation Chairperson: Dr. Ellen A. Herda

Katherine Hart
The Quest for Community and Imagination: A Transcultural Approach to Discovering the Seeds for Organizational Change in For-profit Businesses
Dissertation Chairperson: Dr. Ellen A. Herda

Thien Hoang
The Hues of Viewpoint, Textual Connection, Interpretation, and Socio-Cultural Dynamics and Their Effects on the Art of Composing Meaning in Literature
Dissertation Chairperson: Dr. Patricia Mitchell