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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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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-centered 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

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Why does Saudi Arabia have fewer leaders with disabilities?: changing perspectives and creating new opportunities for the physically challenged in Saudi Arabia, Sara Abdullah Kadi

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Key transformational leadership strategies for curriculum development in elementary schools, Sophia Khousadian

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Leaders of charter schools who close achievement gaps in urban public schools, Eliza Kim

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The exploration of student shadowing and school-based instructional rounds on deeper learning in the middle and high school classroom: a transformative approach discussing professional learning with teachers and administrators, Regina Kloes-Corwin

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A spectrum of treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Megan Lawson

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Understanding the hybrid high school student experience, Riley Leary

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An investigation of the relationships of student engagement and academic performance of supplemental instruction students concurrently enrolled in a gateway mathematics course at California State University in Southern California, Keisha Renee Lee

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Meeting the challenges of massive open online courses in higher education, Douglas Scott May

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A "diffusion of innovation" analysis of the acceptance of digital activities, products, and services as scholarship in a Boyer model of academic scholarship, Dwight D. McBride

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Leadership that scales: a phenomenological inquiry into facilitated peer-grouping coaching, Kenneth P. McFarland

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Understanding bullying in American schools: continuing challenges for public policy, Carol P. McLain

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Shifting personal agency during transition from military to civilian workforce, Sara B. McNamara

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Managerial perceptions of employee motivation, Caroline Kimrey McRee

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The impact of a manualized parent psychoeducational program and parents' knowledge of social skills in youth: a pilot study, Leanne Mendoza

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The impact of achievement motivation, job satisfaction and work-life balance among retail managers, Jeremy Daniel Metz

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Successful mitigation of workplace violence against emergency department nurses: what hospital leaders are doing to accelerate progress, Judith A. Mikalonis

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Best practices to reduce math anxiety, Karen Michelle Mitchell

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The impact of a manualized parent psychoeducational program and parents' knowledge of internalizing behaviors in youth: a pilot study, Emily Morse

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Worry and rumination: a rationale for a transdiagnostic approach to treatment, Katya Naman

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Qualitative analysis of emotion regulation as seen in Middle Eastern American psychotherapy clients, Jennifer Nehme

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A small business case study of focused and distributed leadership hybridity in South Africa, Siphokazi Ntetha

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"The Kingdom of God is at hand": an eschatological orientation to ethics in male-female relations, Falon Opsahl

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College-aged Chinese Millennial consumers' interpretation of their overspending in the U.S., Wenyu Ou.

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Protective factors for posttraumatic stress disorder among second generation combat veterans, Carlos J. Perez

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Developing a framework for open innovation, Taylor Pile

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Coping, meaning-making and well-being amongst immigrants of non-European descent, Jem Powell

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Corporate activism in the age of LGBT equality: the promise and limitations of the modern executive champion of LGBT rights, Nii-Quarterlai Quartey

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A quantitative study measuring the relationship between mindset and psychological well-being among high achieving college-bound students attending private Christian high schools in Orange County, California, Leslie A. Radmacher-Smith

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Lipstick on a pig: exploring the ethical sensitivity of Generation Z and their responses to greenwashed advertising through TARES, Josue Israel Ramirez

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The relationship between the rates of job satisfaction and the degree of person-job value congruence for senior healthcare leaders, Benjamin Ritter

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Integrating competency frameworks and goal setting in an individual development plan process, Farhan Rizvi

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Use of stay interviews as retention tool for key talent, May Roberts

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Self-care for leaders: cultivating extraordinary functioning & psychological well-being; a quantitative study examining burnout and self-care practices of small-business owners, Sundra Ryce

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Homeschool parents' perspective of the learning environment:a multiple-case study of homeschool partnerships, Joseph Michael Sabol

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Altruism in psychotherapy: altruistic acts as an adjunct to psychotherapy, Erin Santos

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Learning analytics from research to practice: a content analysis to assess information quality on product websites, Sandra Sarmonpal

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Acculturation, shame, and stigma towards mental illness among Asian Indians: a cross-national perspective, Soumita Sen

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Elements of transformational learning in small groups of an Evangelical Christian church, Richard Simpson

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Librarians leading change: informal learning spaces and the interception of public libraries and STEAM, Cheryl R. Small

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The theory, process, and outcomes of culturally adapted psychotherapy and psychosocial interventions, Caitlin Sorenson

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Coping and physical well-being among first, 1.5, and second-generation immigrants from of non-European descent, Jacob R. Stein

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Communication, information, and knowledge in a coworking space, Chad Swaney

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Working towards an inclusive and transparent public planning process in compliance with California's local control funding formula, McKenzie Tarango

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Visual art communities of practice: cultivating support for beginning visual art teachers, Kristin Vanderlip Taylor

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Examining the leadership characteristics of Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen through the lens of transformational leadership theory: a critical discourse analysis of Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire and Mockingjay: The Final Book of the Hunger Games, William Underhill

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An examination of self-identity, sense of connection, and membership of individuals with Native American ancestry, Schyndel Tamara Van

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Characteristics of global Thai leaders, William Vaughn

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Common strategies and practices among facilitators of innovative thinking in organizations, Matthew D. M. Watson

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How do organizations create and sustain vitality in a multigenerational workforce, Monique DeMarino Watts

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Early identification of individuals at risk for initiating sexual assault: recommendations for college campuses, Rachel Weller

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Fragments of being: Marc Jacobs & postmodern ads, Caitlin Cristin White

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A study of the perceived value of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) accreditation by fashion students in fashion programs at public and private colleges, Cynthia R. Williams

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Organizational assessment of diversity and inclusion, Linsday Flaming Yeats

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Impact of corporate social responsibility on financial performance in the pharmaceutical industry, Stephen A. Adamu

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Effective practices of high school principals' leadership in developing traditionally underrepresented students' higher education and future career readiness, Vernita Lynn Adkins-Barlow

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The development of therapy suggestions for addressing issues of creativity in individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Sean Agopian

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Leadership styles in Saudi Arabian universities: comparison based on educational background, Sultan Ahmed Alalshaikh