A collection of dissertations from the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program at University of Massachusetts Global.

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Dissertations from 2022

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How Exemplary Special Education Administrators Lead From the Heart Using Mark Crowley’s Four Principles (Building a Highly Engaged Team, Connecting on a Personal Level, Maximizing Employee Potential, and Valuing and Honoring Achievements) to Accomplish Extraordinary Results in Their Schools, Aimee Barnard

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Overcoming the Imposter Phenomenon: Exploring the Strategies Secondary Educators Used to Cope During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Barbra J.C. Bedwell

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How Exemplary Elementary Principals Lead From the Heart Using Mark Crowley’s Four Principles (Building a Highly Engaged Team, Connecting on a Personal Level, Maximizing Employee Potential, and Valuing and Honoring Achievements) to Accomplish Extraordinary Results in their Schools, Kelly Castillo

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Meaning Making Within Charter Schools, Kimberly Chastain

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A Mixed Methods Study of How High School Principals Build Trust With Staff Using Weisman’s Five Domains of Trust Model, Danielle Clark

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How Exemplary Black Women Leaders Use Influence to Achieve Extraordinary Results, Catrena Elliott

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Exemplary Practices Which Support Achievement Gaps in Reading and Writing for Hispanic ELL Learners in Title I Twenty-First Century Elementary Schools, Melinda Gonzalez

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Brand and Culture Fusion: How Marketing Directors Lead Brand and Culture Alignment at Private Non-Profit Higher Education Institutions, Erin Hales

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Music as a Form of Therapy in the K-4 Special Education Classroom: A Phenomenological Study, Roger Hattaway

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Leading with Heart: How Exemplary K-5 Principals Demonstrate Transformational Leadership Through Heart-Based Practices, Teresa Hubbard

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A Phenomenological Study of Exemplary Corporate Learning and Development Leaders Leading From the Heart, Randa Jad-Moussa

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Writing Instruction for Multilingual Learners, Leticia Kiwan

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A Phenomenological Study on How Exemplary Community College Chief Human Resource Officers Lead From the Heart to Accomplish Extraordinary Results, Angela Love

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Female Assistant Superintendents: Using Personal Power to Overcome Self-Sabotage, Kristen Miller

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The Essential Characteristics of Coaching That Secondary Principals Perceive Support Effective Leadership at School Sites, Bryanna Norton

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The Road to Completion: Campus-Based Support Services that Lead to an Increase in Success Rates for Postsecondary Students with Foster Care Experience Using the Six Factors of Student Success, Whitney Ortega

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Mental Health Stigma and Law Enforcement Officers, Moses Park

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The Ripple of Influence: The New ROI for Nonprofit Human Service CEOs, Lucinda Perry Jones

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Leading for Excellence, Erin Riley

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Shattering Your Own Glass Ceiling: The Self-Sabotaging Behaviors of Secondary Female Principals and Strategies Used to Overcome Them, Ashley Sandor

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Employee Engagement, Brain-based Psychological Safety, and the Sales Professional, Cheri Sherman

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The Art of Leadership in Times of Crisis, Valissa Tisdale

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Developing and Maintaining Resilience in Charter School Executive Directors, Erika Vanderspek

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A Phenomenological Study to Describe How Hispanic Entrepreneur Women Use Mark Crowley’s Four Principles to Accomplish Extraordinary Results, Elizabeth Vargas

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Overcoming Self-Sabotage: The Self-Sabotaging Behaviors that Impact the Career Development of Female Charter School Superintendent/CEOs, Heather Vennes

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Heart-Led Behaviors of Exemplary Unified School District Superintendents, Sepideh Yeoh

Dissertations from 2021

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The Five Positive Stress-Inducing Categories Used by Higher Education Department Chairs to Lead Organizational Change, Hany Amin

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The Politics of Superintendent-Board Relationships: The Strategies Exemplary Suburban Elementary School District Superintendents Use to Work With the Political Styles of Board Members, Susan Andreas-Bervel

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A Sequential Explanatory Mixed Methods Study of Chief Nurse Executives on Creating a Culture of Inclusiveness, Toloue Aria

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A Phenomenological Study of Exemplary Charter School Executive Directors Leading From the Heart, Giovanna Arzaga

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International Students’ Perceived Support and Barriers Adapting to the New Cultural Experience in a Southern California University, Jeanette Ayala

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Exploring Factors Influencing the Transition of Adult Students From Noncredit to Credit Community College Courses, Kevin Baker

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Black Parents Matter, Too: Identifying and Overcoming the Barriers to School Participation for African American Parents, Alycia Benson

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African American Elementary School Principals' Perspectives of the African American Student Achievement Gap, Lisa Broomfield

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Effective Mindfulness Practices for Reducing Veteran Teacher Perceived Stress, Michael Brouillette

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Phenomenological Study on the Lived Experience of Black Women in Positions of Leadership in California State Government, Tonia Burgess

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Forty Years After the Larry P. Decision: School Psychologists’ Perceptions of the Assessment of African American Students with Specific Learning Disabilities, Shara Cabreros

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The Student Voice: Experiences of First-Generation, Adult, Latino Male Tutees Learning within a Peer Tutoring Environment, Shawn M. Carney

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The Impact of Organizational Citizenship and School Culture and Climate Behaviors of Small Elementary School Principals, Teresa Cowan-Fayter

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Exemplary Leaders’ Use of Power and Influence to Cultivate an Ethical Organizational Climate: Case Studies of Millennial Leaders in Admissions/Enrollment Management in Private Non-profit Higher Education, Sasha Crowley

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Strategies Exemplary Mental Health Leaders Use to Stay Grounded While Working with Veterans, Audrey Dangtuw

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Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act ( WIOA) Programs: Examining: WIOA Impact on At-Risk Disconnected Youth's Academic, Career, and Personal Development, Shellie Dansby

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Career and Technical Education Students Advancing to Higher Education Through Faculty Mentoring, Joneane P. Davis

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Leadership Strategies Exemplary Unified School District Superintendents Use to Create a Culture of Inclusiveness, Lynn J Carmen Day

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Common Ground Leadership in California Private, Nonprofit Colleges and Universities: Transformative Behaviors in the Higher Education Field, Monique DeRuiter-Ouwinga

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The Culturally Intelligent School Leader: Leadership Strategies of Exemplary Elementary School Principals in Creating a Culture of Inclusiveness, Leila Dodge

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Communication Technology Within Community Colleges, Nicole Dunne

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How Exemplary Industrial Production Managers Lead Successfully Through the Turbulence of the COVID-19 Crisis, Wendi Fast

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How Exemplary Industrial Production Managers Lead Successfully Through the Turbulence of the COVID-19 Crisis, Wendi Fast

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Los Graduados; Factors affecting first-generation Hispanic males attainment of a terminal degree, Frank Figueroa

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The Perception of First-Generation Community College Students with Regards to the Academic Impact of Student Support Services: A Phenomenological Study, Rubinder Garcha

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Exploring Resilience in Exemplary Rural School Superintendents, Silas Gaussoin-Radcliffe

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Strategies Superintendents Use to Build Leadership Capacity with Executive Teams, Andrew Leonard Giannini

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From Barriers to Success: How Elementary School Principals Strategically Lead Schools to Become 21st Century Learning Exemplar Schools, Heather Gold

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Exemplary Urban Unified District Superintendents Leading With Transformational Strategies During the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis, Sandra Hernandez

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Community College ESL and English Composition Faculty Collaboration, Lynn Hovde

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Teachers Attitudes Regarding Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma-Informed Educational Practices, and Student Resiliency, Alyson Reynolds Kohl

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The Phenomenological Study on the Impact of Servant Leadership for Establishing a Culture of High Performance as Perceived by High School Principals, Angela Lawyer

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How Do Exemplary Public School Superintendent Lead During Turbulent Times by Relying on Their Moral Purpose, Concern for the Collective Interest, Personal Temperament, and Resilience, Jason Lea

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Dames Paving Pathways to Directorships. A Study About Female Leaders in Art Museums in the United States, Mechele Manno

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A Phenomenological Replication Study on the Unique Challenges Experienced by Veterans Diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) While Attending a California State University (CSU) in Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, or Orange County, Ralph Martinez

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Leadership Strategies That Exemplary K-12 Latina Superintendents in California Use to Create an Organizational Culture of Inclusiveness Using Kennedy’s Five Leadership Qualities of Cultural Differences, Martha Martín Pérez

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Vocational Education: CNA Students’ Perspectives of Soft Skills in Training and The Workplace, Kimberly S. McClendon-Payton

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Washington State Community College Leaders: Perceptions of the 2018 American Association of Community Colleges Competencies for Community College Leaders, Teresa McDermott

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A Delphi Study of the Most Desirable Qualifications for Selecting Entry-Level School Site Administrators with no Prior Administrative Experience, Toshimi Minami

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A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Relationship Between Independent Study Teachers’ Emotional Intelligence and At-Risk Students Academic Success, Stephanie Niemeyer

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The Challenges of Lesbian Senior Leaders in the Army Branch of the Department of Defense, Ella Nunley-Spaights

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A Study on How Retired U.S. Army First Sergeants Led Their Troops Throughout Turbulent Times in Afghanistan During Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Freedom Sentinel, Enrique Ortega

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How Elementary Principals Use the Six Sources of Influence to Achieve Extraordinary Results, Monette Perez

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Exemplary Leadership During Turbulent Times: A Study of Wartime Navy Submarine Commanders from 2001 to 2009, Rodney Lee Perryman

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A Glimpse into the Multilingual Experience: A Phenomenological Study on How Nonnative English-Speaking Students Leverage Personal and Academic Support in Completing the Doctoral Journey, John Pervez

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Leadership Engagement for Military Hospitals: A Case Study of the Effects of Executive Leader Engagement in Military Hospitals That Have Become High Reliability Organizations, Russell Phillips

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An Analysis of Transformational Leadership in Youth Nonprofit Programs, Danielle Priest

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Phenomenological Study on the Impact of Servant Leadership on Establishing a Culture of High Performance as Perceived by Principals of Native American Schools, Antonio Sandifer

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Grounded Leadership: Exploring Health and Wellness Strategies of Exemplary Field Grade Commanders in the California Army National Guard, Christopher G. Schoenwandt

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What Are School Counselors From Exemplary Alternative Schools Doing to Support Social and Emotional Learning With Students?, Sandra Shaw

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Grounded Roots Applied to Women Presidents in the California Community Colleges System, Penny Shreve

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Political Styles and Strategies Used by Midsized Elementary School District Superintendents to Work With School Board Members, Christine Sinatra

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Exemplary Leaders' Use of Power and Influence to Cultivate an Ethical Organizational Climate: Case Studies of Millennial High School Principals, Carline Ryan Sinkler

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Strategies That Exemplary Elementary Dual Immersion Principals Use to Create an Organizational Culture of Inclusiveness, Stephanie K. Smart

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Excelling in Telework: A Delphi Study, Ashley Carlin Smith

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The Integration of Art: A Multiple Case Study of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Schools in Three Schools in Southern California, Reyna Esther Smith

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How Exemplary Female Superintendents Use Six Sources Of Influence To Achieve Extraordinary Results, Cheryl Sosa

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Family Child Care (FCC) Provider Perspectives of Barriers to Obtaining Resources and Support Services for Quality Child Care Outcomes: A Qualitative Study, Kathleen Diane Tostado Kenshur

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A Qualitative Analysis of Associate Degree Nurses’ Perceptions of Motivators and Barriers to Return to School for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree, Jacqueline Urena

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Support Systems Contributing to Retention of Latinas in the Superintendent Position, Rachel Lemus Valenzuela

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A Sequential Explanatory Mixed Methods Study of the Strategies That Chief Human Resources Officers Use to Create a Culture of Inclusiveness, Tonia Watkins

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The Lived Experiences of African American Women Enrolled in or Graduated from a Doctoral Program and Have Experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): A Phenomenological Study, Alicia Williams

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Safety Climate and the Use of Personal Protective Equipment by Petroleum Refinery Workers, Mark Zapp

Dissertations from 2020

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Impact of Short-Term Overseas Immersion on Military Linguist Trainees’ Self-Efficacy, Ying Amatya

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A Male Veteran Student Postsecondary Education Experience, Chris Armstrong

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Professional Learning Communities: Team Development, Sonia Arnold-DeHay

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A Phenomenological Qualitative Study to Discover the Attitudes and Perceptions of Police Officers on the Legalization of Recreational Cannabis and Crime, Izedomi Ayeni

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The Impact Support Staff has on School Climate at Comprehensive High Schools from the Perspective of Principals, Melissa Bako

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The Role of Emotional Intelligence on Occupational Stress and Longevity as Perceived by Special Education Teachers Who Teach Students in Special Day Classes With Moderate to Severe Disabilities, Chukwuka Bandele

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Someone Like Me: The Impact of Engagement on High Achieving First Generation Community College Students in California’s Central Valley, Emily Berg

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The Lived Experience of Black American Women Who Were Teen Mothers and their Pathway to Achieve Master’s Degrees and Higher, Shuante Bingham

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Interagency Collaboration in Local Partnership Agreements: A Qualitative Case Study Identifying and Describing the Perception of Preparedness of Transition Specialists Working in WorkAbility I Projects, Barbara Boyd

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Mental Health and the High-Performing Student: A Study of Stressors and Effective Supports for High-Achieving High School Students, Jodi Boyle

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Multiple Case Studies Using Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Stacy Brouillette