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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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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

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Examining trainee therapists' use of recommended counseling strategies for facilitating posttraumatic growth in psychotherapy with clients who have experienced trauma: a qualitative analysis, Renée Marie Sloane Alas

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TF-CBT with the pediatric medical population: a modification, Hussah Talal Al-Kharafi

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Employee training to increase efficiency in the Saudi private sector, Megren Abdullah Altassan

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Investigation of the Multidimensional Well-Being Assessment (MWA) in a sample of African Americans, Gera Anderson

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Leadership traits of long tenured youth ministers in Churches of Christ, Gregory Anderson

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Parent engagement and community organizing with Latinos: a qualitative grounded theory study of an urban community, Christopher B. Arellano

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Grit attitudes demonstrated by school superintendents in California urban school settings, Andrea Elena Arias

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Supervision, clinical training, personal growth and the values of novice clinicians, Lauren Armstrong

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Evaluating change in depression and well-being in a multi-ethnic sample receiving services through a community-based outreach and engagement program, Melanie Ashfar

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Evaluating a community-based program within multi-ethnic communities: examining the outreach and engagement program of MECCA, Sheva Assar

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Rebuilding trust in community colleges, Seher Awan

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Cognitive knowledge, attitude toward science, and skill development in virtual science labratories, Mahya Babaie

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A phenomenological study of certified public accountants' perception of ethics in the accounting profession, Arthur Baghdasarian

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A phenomenological study of how biblical spiritual disciplines influence women's character and leadership practices in Christian faith-based institutions in higher education in North America, Kristin Michelle Bailey

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Screenwriters of color: unheard stories of race, class, and culture in mainstream media, Andrea Kathrina Cecilia Montero Baltazar

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How do highly engaged employees and managers find meaning in their work?, Bruce Barkis

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Drivers of engagement for volunteers in a nonprofit, Katherine Bates

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Mobile apps for cognitive restructuring: a review and comparative analysis, Natasha A. Beck

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The influence of personality on innovation: a phenomenological study, Brianna Bendotti

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Importance of effective leadership for the success of mergers and acquisitions, Ken Berkow

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Leadership influence on aviation safety culture inculcation as it relates to Certified Non-scheduled Air Taxi Operators, Stephen Birch

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Appreciative inquiry as a resource for positive change in a church ministry, David Blenko

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Black degrees matter: a phenomenological study of Southern Californians with HBCU bachelors' and mainstream institutional graduate degrees in California, Kenya Kirklen Cobb Boykin

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An exploratory study of the role of the human resource information system professional, Sapora L. Bradley

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The obstacle is the way: elective stress for spiritual growth, Dusty Lee Breeding

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When women win: prominent leadership traits that contributed to the successful election of women in California, Diandra Simone Bremond

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Recruiter perception of online accounting degrees, Tammie Lynn Burkhart

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#BlackLivesMatter: creating an online discursive structure, Nicole Veronica Bush

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Innovative pedagogy: what are the best practices of professors in STEM, leadership, or professional programs who integrate literature?, Anita Marie Cal

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Social support communication behavior, anxiety symptomatology, and marital satisfaction among distressed couples, Xiao Shirley Chen

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A correlational study comparing the relationship between school leader intercultural development, selected demographic variables, and student achievement, Patricia L. Claar

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Organizational success: how the presence of happiness in the workplace affects employee engagement that leads to organizational success, Kevin K. Claypool

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A strengths-based intervention for African American student-athletes experiencing stress (S.I.S.T.A.S.): development of a stress management workshop, Ashley Elizabeth Coleman

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A qualitative study on the preferred working environment of Southern California secondary teachers with experience in both a district traditional school and a district charter school, CoriAndré Cerise Crane

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Student transitions into full-time virtual high school setting, William Crocket

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Tinkering in K-12: an exploratory mixed methods study of makerspaces in schools as an application of constructivist learning, Ashley Cross

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Gender equality and authenticity: a study of women in IT leadership, Samantha L. Dewalt

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Best practices and strategies used by church leaders to mitigate and prevent burnout among church volunteers, Katie Donihoo

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Preparation and instructional competency needs of the new dental hygiene educator: a phenomenological study, Kelly Donovan

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Coding while black, Kai Ajala Dupe

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Rethinking workplace learning in the digital world: a case study of Open Badges, Bertrando Sharen Linn Eaglen

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Intergenerational ontology & leadership: uniting the multigenerational workforce, Gabrielle Ellerbrock

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Meaning-making, transcendent well-being, and collective well-being among first, one-and-a-half, and second-generation immigrants of non-European descent, Jennifer F. Esfandi