Dissertation List

Cultural Studies

Campbell, James H.
Djangos Chained: Understanding The Narratives Of African American Male Student Athletes Participating In Division I Basketball At Predominantly White Institutions
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  African Americans; Educational Leadership; Sports Management

Collier, Brian Whitney, Jr.
I Am The Stone That The Builder Refused: Spirituality, The Boondocks And Not Being The Problem
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Cultural Anthropology; Curriculum Development; Education; Minority and Ethnic Groups

Isaac, Lauren B.
Linguistic Segregation And Performance Of Identity In A Two-Way Immersion Elementary School
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Bilingual Education; Education

Knox-Kazimierczuk, Francoise Alihsa
African American Women and Obesity: Examining the Intersections of Race and Class
2015, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  African Americans; Health; Nutrition

Marks-Richardson, Monica L.
Matters Of The Heart: Understanding Racial Interpretations & Cultural Perceptions In The Classroom For African American Students
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  African Americans; Education; Teacher Education; Teaching

Robinson, Valerie O.
A Critical Race Study of African American First-Generation Collegians' Pathway to Graduate Education
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  African Americans; Education

Shahid, Kyra T.
Finding Eden: How Black Women Use Spirituality to Navigate Academia
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  African Americans; Black Studies; Education; Educational Leadership; Epistemology; Gender; Higher Education; Minority and Ethnic Groups; Spirituality

Woolway, Demere
Campus Perspectives on Race, Theme Parties, and Hate Incidents
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  African American Studies; Higher Education; Higher Education Administration


Educational Activism and Community Engagement

Didlick-Davis, Celeste Renee
The LEGACY Project: A Case Study of Civic Capacity Building and Transformative Educational Leadership in a Community-based Academic Enrichment Program
2016, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Cultural Anthropology; Cultural Resources Management; Curriculum Development; Educational Leadership; Ethnic Studies; Families and Family Life; Literacy; Multicultural Education; Social Structure; Spirituality; Teacher Education; Teaching

Smith, Katherine K.
A Phenomenological Study of Aesthetic Experience Within an Arts Council's Events and Programs: Finding Joy, Expression, Connection, and Public Good in the Arts
2016, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Aesthetics; Art Education; Arts Management; Education Philosophy; Educational Leadership

Weeda, Jocelyn R.
Cultivating the Fire With(In): Teacher's Resistance in an Age of Corporate Reform
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects: Education; Educational Leadership; Educational Sociology


Educational Leadership

Burton, Sheila
Frequent Flyers: Profiled While Accumulating Disciplinary Miles-The Color and Voice of School Discipline
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education

Gawanani, Precious Muni-Wathu
Experiences of Malawian Primary School Teachers with Professional Development Programs: A Phenomenological Study
2015, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education; Educational Leadership

Huff-Franklin, Clairie Louisa
An Exploratory Study Of Value-Added And Academic Optimism Of Urban Reading Teachers
2017, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  African Americans; Education; Education History; Education Philosophy; Education Policy; Educational Evaluation; Educational Leadership; Educational Tests and Measurements; Educational Theory; Elementary Education; Hispanic Americans; Middle School Education; Minority and Ethnic Groups; Special Education

Mann, Dawn L.
Reaching Within: White Teachers Interrogating Whiteness Through Professional Learning Communities
2016, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Educational Leadership

Ngorosha, Trevor
School Leaders Making Meaning Of Their Field-Based Development Experiences For Leadership Growth: A Phenomenological Study
2015, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Educational Leadership

Radina, Rachel
Critical Resistance as an Act of Love: Creating Space for Education as the Practice of Freedom Within Urban Teacher Preparation
2015, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Educational Leadership

Rea, Traci L.
Females and the Superintendency: The Road to Success from Three "Long Timers"
2015, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Educational Leadership

Saclfaro, Carmen
"Waiting for Superman": The Circuit of Cultural Production and Reception of Neoliberal Reform Discourse in Education
2015, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Educational Leadership; Educational Sociology; Educational Theory


Educational Psychology / Special Education

Beausoleil, Kent Alan
Transforming Lives: Attending to the Spirit of College Students from Dysfunctional and/or Abusive Young Adult Formational Experiences
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Educational Evaluation; Educational Leadership; Educational Psychology; Educational Theory; Higher Education; Pastoral Counseling; Religion; Spirituality

Bryant, Carletta L.
"What Do Parents' Narratives Reveal About Their Experience With Their Child's IEP?"
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education; Special Education

O’Hara, Mark William
Foucault and Film: Critical Theories and Representations of Mental Illness
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Curriculum Development; Education; Educational Leadership; Educational Psychology; Educational Sociology; Educational Theory; Gender Studies; Literature


Elementary Education

Bolyard, Chloe S.
Stories Shared and Lessons Learned: Using Currere to Explore Veteran Elementary Teacher Narratives of Teaching in an Accountability Era
2016, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education; Elementary Education; Teaching

Grubb, Sarah J.
Getting Better: Instructional Practices of Preschool Teachers that Support Academic Growth in Students
2016, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education; Preschool Education

Webb, Mary A.
Resisting In The Midst Of Chaos: One Revolutionary Educator’s Currere Journey
2015, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education; Educational Leadership; Elementary Education; Mathematics Education; Teacher Education; Teaching


Gender Studies

Bayamna, Tela
Post-Secondary Educational Experiences Of Togolese Immigrant Women And Educational Attainment
2017, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education

Day, Colleen A.
The Experiences Of Women As Leaders Of Division I Athletic Departments
2017, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Educational Leadership; Social Psychology; Sociology

Denton, Jesse Michael
Living Beyond Identity: Gay College Men Living with HIV
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Glbt Studies; Higher Education; Higher Education Administration

Fish, Leigh Ann
“Doing Gifted,” “Doing Girl": What Ritual Performances in School Reveal About Identity Negotiation
2015, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education; Educational Leadership; Educational Sociology; Gender; Gender Studies; Gifted Education

Nicolazzo, Z
"Just Go In Looking Good": The Resilience, Resistance, and Kinship-Building of Trans* College Students
2015, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Gender; Higher Education

Pierce Garry, Candi
Selection or Censorship? School Librarians and LGBTQ Resources
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education; Educational Leadership; Ethics; Gender; Glbt Studies; Language Arts; Library Science; Literature; Multicultural Education; Reading Instruction; School Administration; School Counseling; Secondary Education; Teacher Education; Teaching

Taylor, Christopher
Bros Like Me: Adherence to Male Role Norms in Fraternity Men
2015, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education; Education Philosophy; Educational Sociology; Gender; Gender Studies; Higher Education; Higher Education Administration; Social Research; Women’s Studies


Higher Education

Banda, Emmanuel
Transformative Learning and Student Empowerment: Zimbabwean Graduate Students' Immersion into United States Higher Education
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Adult Education; Higher Education

Banda, Roselyn Chigonda
Every Woman Has a Story: Narratives of Southern African Women in U.S. Higher Education
2015, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education

Gunzburger, Jessica S.
"Get it together, damn it!": Racism in student affairs supervision
2017, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Educational Leadership

Haverkos, Peter John
A Case Study of a Pre-College Readiness Program
2015, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Adult Education; Educational Leadership; Higher Education

Johnson, David J.
A Phenomenological Study of University Leadership: Exploring the Leadership Practices Used to Implement Change that Increases Student Success
2017, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education; Educational Leadership; Educational Theory; Higher Education; Higher Education Administration; Management; Organizational Theory

Li, Ting
Sense Of Validation And Involvement In Residence Halls: A Study Of Chinese International Students At A Mid-Western Public University
2016, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Educational Leadership

Robinson, Vicka D.
Exploring The Relationship Between Self-Efficacy And Dissent Among College Student Organizational Members: A Mixed-Methods Study
2016, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Adult Education; Education; Higher Education; Organization Theory; Organizational Behavior

Song, Lei
Between the Cultural Push and Cultural Pull: An Exploration of Chinese International Students' Self-Concept
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Higher Education

Stoll Thurton, Elizabeth Buffy A.
First-generation college seniors navigating tension between home and school at a four-year, residential institution: A narrative study
2015, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education; Educational Leadership; Families and Family Life; Higher Education; Higher Education Administration

Waldrop, Kelly
Are We Really Doing This? Performativity, Pragmatism, and Experiential Learning in the Business Writing Classroom
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects: Business Education; Curriculum Development; Education; Educational Theory; Higher Education; Pedagogy

Willard, Tanya
"I Just Strong Myself": Stories of Oppression and Resilience Among Chinese International Students
2017, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Higher Education


K-16 Curriculum Studies

Ellerbe, Jennifer Christine
Gaining Insight Into Alternative Education: The Lived Experience Of Alternative Educators
2017, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Educational Leadership

Mamlok, Dan
Digital Technology and Education in the Age of Globalization
2017, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education; Education Philosophy; Educational Sociology; Educational Technology; Educational Theory


School Administration

Cox, Christopher
Understanding District Central Office Curriculum Administrators through Collaboration and Curriculum Leadership
2016, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Curriculum Development; Education; Educational Leadership; School Administration

Elam, Nicholas P.
The Impact Of The Ohio Teacher Evaluation System On Principals’ Approaches And Perceptions Toward Evaluation
2017, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education Policy; Educational Evaluation; Educational Leadership; Educational Tests and Measurements

Huffman, Diane Sue Burnside
Support and mistreatment by public school principals as experienced by teachers: A statewide survey
2015, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Educational Leadership; School Administration

Sadler, Craig A.
People Who Care: Counter-Stories of Unitary Status in Rockford, Illinois
2016, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  African Americans; Education; Educational Leadership; School Administration


Science Education

Gamm, Ryan D.
The Persistence of Women in STEM: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Gender; Science Education

Sander, Scott A.
Exploring Preservice Science Teachers' Interpretations of Curricular Experiences While Learning to Teach in an Inquiry-Oriented Way: A Phenomenology
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education; Science Education; Teacher Education; Teaching

Wilms, Carl E.
How Elementary School Teachers Teach Science: Using Nature of Science to Understand Elementary Teachers's Science Identities and Teaching Practices - A Case Study
2014, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership
Subjects:  Education Policy; Educational Leadership; Elementary Education; Epistemology; Inservice Training; Public Policy; Science Education; Teacher Education; Teaching