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

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

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

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

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

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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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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

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Efforts and Courage Are Not Enough Without Purpose and Direction: A Phenomenological Study on How Mid-level Administrators Learn and Acquire Leadership Skills in Higher Education, Melissa Brunson

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Identifying Successful Strategies Within an Extrinsic Reward System to Improve Behavior in the Alternative School Setting, Christian Burner

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Expert Teachers Practices to Aide in Student Achievement, JT Cameron

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Elite Female Long-Distance Runners and the Impact of Social Media on Their Lives Professionally and Personally, Elizabeth Camy

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Trust and Leadership: How Exemplary Superintendents Build Successful Principal Teams in Elementary School Districts, Louann Carlomagno

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A Mixed Methods Study Identifying and Describing Factors to Promote Psychological Safety in Middle School Professional Learning Communities: Making the Bread Rise, William Cloo

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Women in County Government Leadership: Using Personal Power to Overcome Self-Sabotage, Jamie R. Crews

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The History of the Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership at Brandman University From an Innovation Theory Perspective: Alpha Cohort 2012, Jennifer Dinielli

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The History of the Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership at Brandman University From an Innovation Theory Perspective: Beta Cohort 2013- Zeta Cohort 2017, Rebecca Farley

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The Voices of African American Female First-Generation College Student Seniors at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tamara Frazier

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Phenomenological Study of Military Veteran CEOs: The Transition Experience and Mentorship From the Battlefield to the Boardroom, Anthony Gagliardo

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Against the Wind: A Study on Aviation as a Female Career Choice, Bonnie Gagliardo

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Exploration of Recognized Risk-Analytic Practices by C-Suite Expert Executives of Nonprofit Agencies that serve the Homeless Population: A Delphi Study, AJ Galka-Gonyeau

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Bay Area LGBTQ+ Millennials: The Newest Generation Leading the Gay Civil Rights Movement, Sara Miyo Hall-Kennedy

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Impact of Grit and Emotional Intelligence on Longevity of Expert Principals, Marcia Hamilton

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The Lived Experiences of African American Male Students: An Exploration of African American Male Student Athletes and African American Male Student Nonathletes at California Community Colleges, Marie Harris

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Leadership Behaviors Needed by Executive Directors of Nonprofit Victim Support Organizations, Timothy Hunt

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A Classical Delphi Study: Identifying the Essential Skills Educational Leadership Experts Perceive as Crucial for Novice Elementary School Principals to Support Students Towards the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Goals, Jocelyn Johnson

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Perceived Political Styles of School Board Members and the Strategies Superintendents Employ to Work With Them, Roni Jones

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Barriers to Accepting Special Education by Slavic Parents of Children with Special Needs in the Sacramento County, Tatyana Kisel

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A Delphi Study of Actions Needed For Active Shooter Preparedness to Lower the Number of Casualties and Injuries During Active Shooter Incidents at K-12 Schools, Michael Maley

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Title I Schools and Strategies That Work, Michelle Manriquez

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The Organizational Socialization Experiences of First-Year Principals, Alicia M. Montgomery

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Understanding The Job Satisfaction And Retention Of Lived Experiences Of Millennial Healthcare Leaders And Their Perspectives About Job Satisfaction And Retention, Zhalleh Moortezagholli

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Political Strategies Used by Regional Occupational Program Superintendents to Work Effectively With the Different Political Styles of Their Board Members: A Sequential Explanatory Mixed Methods Study, Maura Murabito

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Effective Paraeducator Implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Exploration of Training and Support Needs, Kristen Nottle-Powell

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Emotional Intelligence: An Essential Ingredient for Principals to Successfully Implement the Big Picture Learning 10 Distinguishers, Amos Nugent III

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Leading for Excellence, Atikah S. Osman

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Leading for Excellence: Leadership Behaviors That Support a High-Achieving School Environment, Amy Parangan

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Mental Health and Discipline in California Community Schools, Damien Phillips

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Female Superintendents’ Self-Sabotaging Behaviors and Their Journey to Reclaiming Their Power, Rebecca Pianta

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Leadership Approaches Federal Government Civilian Employees Perceive Most Effective for Enhancing Employee Morale and Productivity, Darryl E. Powe Sr

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The Perceptions of High School Students in Northern California on Proactive Restorative Justice Elements, Chasity Raybuck-Bonilla

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African American Females Holding Executive Administrative Positions at California Community Colleges: A Phenomenological Study of Cultural Influences and Opportunities, Daria Reynolds

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A Phenomenological Study on the Impact of Servant Leadership for Establishing a Culture of High Performance as Perceived by High School Principals, Darrick Rice

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Emotional Intelligence Methods Utilized by Successful Major League Baseball Closers to Perform Successfully in High Pressure Situations, Joshua Rosenthal

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Service to American Heroes: Exploring the Experiences of Veterans Suffering from PTSD Transitioning from Military Service to Civilian Careers, Samuel Scaife

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A Delphi Study of Effective Strategies and Supporting Activities for Reducing Chronic Absenteeism with TK-5th Grade Students, Phillip Shelley

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Leading for Excellence: Behaviors and Strategies of Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum and Instruction That Support a High-Achieving School Environment, Robert Sherlock

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The Efficacy of the Co-Principal Model of School Administration as Viewed Through the Lens of the California Professional Standards for Education Leaders, Jennifer Slater-Sanchez

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Exploring the Political Styles and Strategies Used by Successful Women Classified Managers in Educational Agencies, Colleen Stanley

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The Effects of Cyberbullying as it Relates to Social Media: A California High School Assistant Principal and High School Counselor Perspective, Rodney Stone