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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Metrodiplomacy: the nexus of foreign policy and cities, Blake Ledna

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Expressive arts as a treatment for survivors of sexual trauma: studying the phenomenon and efficacy of expressive arts use with adult survivors* of commercial sexual exploitation, Rosette K. Lee

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Psychologists' experiences with Latino male clients, Maribel Leon

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When accreditation policy changes: an exploration of how institutions of higher education adapt, Kim Levey

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Exploring motivations and informal learning of school administrators adopting Google Apps for Education, Justin Michael Locketz

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Authentic leadership, employee engagement, and trust at a major logistics service company, John C. Mason

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Understanding aquarium culture in the context of strategic change, Katie E. McConnell

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Leadership challenges for patient advocates: a cross sector alliance perspective, Monica Miller

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Exploring the lived experiences of foster youth who obtained graduate level degrees: self-efficacy, resilience, and the impact on identity development, Cristina Miranda

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Studying the impact of leadership development training within a mid-sized engineering consulting firm, Patrick Nelson

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Innovative instruction: learning in blended human anatomy education, Mia Summer Nobles

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Immigrant Nigerian women leaders in California: their experiences, challenges, and successes, Scholastica Ogomaka

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War on Terror as a "fight for the rights and dignity of women": a discourse analysis of the U.S. 'liberation' campaign for Afghan women, Jessica Pacwa

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Exploring the influence of spirituality in the initial development of authentic leadership identity, Rosalie L. Peterson

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Addiction recovery: an exploration of therapeutic community impact in Brazil, Lyndsay Michelle Phillips

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First-generation college students' family role transitions in college: a psychoeducational support group, Kimia Poosti

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Exploring leadership development in Native American business organizations within the tourism industry, Douglas Quist

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Designing an impact assessment framework for evaluating a leadership development program at an employee experience focused organization, John Ramerman

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Military veterans in the federal civil service: a qualitative descriptive study using Schlossberg's transition theory and appreciative inquiry to improve reintegration and retention, Marco Reburiano

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Former intercollegiate athletes' perspectives on career choice: a qualitative study of motivations and challenges in the coaching career path, William R. Rodriguez

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Adaptation of a resilience-oriented stress management intervention for youth with type 1 diabetes, Tamara Michele Rumburg

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Application of social capital theory to examine the relationship between IT-business alignment and organizational performance outcomes in health care, Michael David Seagraves

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Stories in the making: a phenomenological study of persistent women techmakers in co-ed community makerspaces, Stacey Shinnick

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Law of laughter (LOL), Yakov Smirnoff

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Leadership strategies to improve healthcare outcomes, Roxanne Smith

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Transformational leadership in dual language immersion programs; exploring secondary school leaders' perceptions on best practices in Southern California, Jordi Solsona-Puig

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Examining coteaching to lessen and/or preclude the segregated placement of students with emotional disturbance via Southern California school districts, Christa Sara Stepanian

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Detecting subtle brain injury in college students, Bryant Steury

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The Feres doctrine: a comprehensive legal analysis, Dwight D. Stirling

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The nature of E-rate policy and change, application process, and funding: influence on e-rate usage and technology over two decades, Brett Allen Stoneberger

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Are employees more likely to accept organizational change if psychological safety had been previously established, Sara Strueby

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The effect of fundraising strategy on the health of non-profit organizations, Zach Sumner

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Learning in the 21st century: a phenomenological study of a blended learning program, Katherine E. Tarvyd

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Cultivating 21st century skills: an exploratory case study of design thinking as a pedagogical strategy for elementary classrooms, Gompel Kristin Van

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The role of religiosity, spirituality, and creative arts in the recovery process of Latina survivors of child sexual abuse, Bridget M. Vazquez

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Sources of self-efficacy beliefs of resilient high school dropouts, Norma Vijeila

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Advocacy education for psychology graduate students: a curriculum for professional advocacy in psychology, Tracey Wheeler

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Best practices of women leaders in the public sector, Candy Williams

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The role of mindfulness and Buddhism in the recovery process of Chinese American survivors of intimate partner abuse, Teresa Yeh

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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How California community college students with learning disabilities acquire metacognition: a phenomenological approach, Amar Isa Abbott

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The relationship between mindfulness and ambiguity tolerance, Jason Adamson

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Effects of the protective factor of religiosity and risk factor of marijuana use on psychological outcomes among racially diverse female survivors of sexual victimization, Tyonna P. Adams

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The ins and outs of celebrity social media advertising: a content analysis of celebrity ad disclosure on Instagram, Feyisayo Jazmyne Adeneye

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Admissions strategies for graduate teaching credential programs: holistic approach using non-cognitive variables, Jennifer Agatep

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Enhancing career choices and opportunities for Saudi women, Walaa Albahoth

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Promoting conflict management competencies within informal structures and informal networks, Roslynn Almas

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How do mid-level leaders communicate with white collar workers in a multi-national setting?, Susan Al-Shammari

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The future of Chief Learning Officers in the corporate organization, Grace E. Amos

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Public perception of campus security issues at institutions of higher education in United States, Ray Arasteh

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Arts education as a pathway to college: a case study of Title I Latino students, Eva Lara Arrechiga

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Supporting leadership success in a complex global economy: best practices in executive coaching, Noushin Bayat

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The role of Mezirow's ten phases of transformative learning in the development of global leaders, Scott William Beckett

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A qualitative study measuring the success rates of African American males at PASSAGES: an academic and support services program at Los Angeles area community college, Nyree Berry

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Adolescent perceptions of addiction: a mixed-methods exploration of Instagram hashtags and adolescent interviews, Colleen Marie Brazill-Murray

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Jesus is my guru: why and how Christians should practice yoga for spiritual formation, Cecily Breeding

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"The mission always comes first": a phenomenological study of active military students in online community college courses, Marilyn Brock

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Bullying prevention as a form of social justice: a critical review of the literature, Elyssa G. Cacali

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Student achievement and parental involvement in a private school: grades K-8 learning outcomes, Darcy Brent Calvillo

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A study of cross cultural and communication barriers that exist when trying to conduct business between U.S. based companies and South America, Jay Sanchez Castillo

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Measure twice, cut once: community college learning communities designed for career and technical education students, Naomi Castro

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Emotional precipitants of withdrawing behavior in couple interactions, Jason Cencirulo

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Personality traits and leadership style among school administrators, Nicole Erica Chatwin

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Mindfulness and the toxic triangle: reducing the negative impact of toxic leadership in organizations, Gary Cheng

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A phenomenological study of professors and instructional designers during online course development leading to enhanced student-created pedagogy, Debra Chittur

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A case study of a K-12 learning center in Southern California: exploring strategies to sustain learning centers for students with learning disabilities, Rebecca Michelle Cohen

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Five minute meditation used to impact workplace meetings, Jennifer Cornelius

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Fostering resilience: leader strategies and practices for overcoming adversity in military organizations, Eugene Coughlin

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Principals' perceptions of parent involvement in Catholic and Protestant schools in Southern California, Jacqueline Estella Davis

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Firefighter mothers and social support: fighting the fires around work-life balance, Louisa Ysabel Dequilla

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The impact of experiential learning in a service-learning context from the adult learners' perspective: a phenomenological inquiry, Michele Terrilee Dietz

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U.S. STEM workforce views of outstanding leadership: a correlation study, Deborah Doel-Hammond

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The induction mentor voice: a phenomenological study of effective practices for high quality K-12 teacher induction mentoring, Sagui Araceli Doering

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Underlying emotions of demanding behavior in couple interactions, Emily Caroline Edwards

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Situational awareness and transparency as core concepts of authentic leadership, Michael Gregory Ehret

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Connected learning and academic language scaffolds: a design based research study with long term English learners, Ricardo Omar Elizalade Sr.

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Best practices in developing global collaborations in education, Danielle Pascual Espino

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Examining secondary language arts teachers' perceptions of professional learning: motivations, values, barriers, needs, and aspirations, Ivy Ewell-Eldridge

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The relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership style in educational leaders, Diana Fannon

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Strategic and corporate social entrepreneurship: a comparative case study of best practices in global corporate social responsibility, Marc Fawaz

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Volunteer leader behavior of doctors within a large health care provider association, Charles M. Fischer

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Reclaiming Empowerment, Agency, and Collective Healing (R.E.A.C.H.) for youth: an adaptation of emotional emancipation circles for adolescent males of African ancestry, Marlene Angela Garza

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Exploring the peripeteia of Clovis I of the Franks: examining the sincerity of his conversion to Nicene Christianity and its effects on late Antique Gaul, Michael Owen Gaston

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Student evaluations of teaching: perceptions of faculty knowledge and their relation to learning, Donald L. Gruendler Jr.

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Training manual for clinicians: the conversations with Latino parents after an ASD diagnosis, Nancy E. Guardado

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The effectiveness of 360-degree feedback in public schools, Dossier White Harps

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Accepting the call and overcoming the challenges: leadership practices of African American clergywomen, Michael J. Harris

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The relationship between cognitive moral development and attitudes toward academic cheating of Armenian high school students at an Armenian private school in Southern California, Paramsten Hartounian

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The impact of online mindfulness based interventions on employee attention and mindfulness levels in the workplace, Isabelle D. Hertz

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The co-creation of value to address stakeholder contradictions in teacher adoption of technology enhanced learning in California public schools, Steven B. Hickman

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Oh, the horror!: an ethical guidebook for pseudo-events and viral horror film marketing, Carson Abigail Hoard

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Studying the phenomenon of expressive arts with male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Megan Hogg

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Descriptive study on digital content copyright ownership, Cruz Daniel Ibarrondo

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Development of a preliminary scale of counterproductive experiences in supervision: attitudes of interns, Carey Sherilyn Incledon

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Examining the effectiveness of Upward Bound on postsecondary success: a phenomenological study, Marilyn E. Ingram

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Development and evaluation of an introductory child sexual abuse webinar training module on sexual exploitation of minors: a strengths-based sociocultural perspective, Adriana Janicic

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Media, fandom, and corporate social responsibility: an advertising campaign to reframe domestic violence in the National Football League, Megan Mariah Jefferson

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Identifying strategies of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate instructional practices for African American prekindergarten children through individualized per-service and in-service professional development for early childhood administrators and educators, Melita Sutton Johnson-Ferguson

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Enhancing personal and professional performance within boundaryless work-life contexts, Bethany Jones

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Developing effective leadership: exploring the state of vertical development in practice, Hannah Elise Jones

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Work-life balance: organizational leadership and individual strategies among successful women real estate brokers, Kerri Jones