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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Examining the Career Pathways for Women Administrators at a Land-Grant University, Meridith A. Balas

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Knowledge of Content for Clinical Nursing Educators: An Ethnographic Investigation of Clinical Experts Who Transition to the Role of Novice Clinical Nursing Educator, Stacy Wheat Huber

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Exploring Aspects of Science Literacy Demonstrated by Early Undergraduate STEM Majors through a Manuscript-Style Writing Assignment, Samantha Lynn Jusino

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Teacher as “Team Player”: An Early Career Teacher’s Refinement of Critical Pedagogical Discourses, Keisha-Moraé Hopkins Kibler

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Enabling and Threatening Factors Affecting Persistence. A Qualitative and Quantitative Study on Rural First-Generation STEM Students’ and STEM Faculty's Perspectives., Travis A. Miller

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“I Don't Really Look Very Asian”: Transracially and Transnationally Adopted Asian Youth in Rural Appalachia, Sandra L. Rodeheaver

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The “Other” Teacher: Understanding the Experience of Graduate Teaching Assistants in Neoliberal Teacher Education Settings, Jing Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Cash for consideration? An examination of academics, demographics, and student socioeconomics in the provisioning of institutional aid., Matthew G. Matyasovsky

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Using the Enrichment Triad Model to Explore Place and Support Curriculum in One Rural Gifted Program, Myriah Mae Miller

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West Virginia University’s Changing Mission in the 21st Century, Katlin Swisher

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Medicine Bag: An Autoethnographic Account of Learning to Use Memory and Indigeneity as Resources in College Advising, R. Saya Bobick

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Factors Related to the Career Intentions of Senior Athletic Training Students Approaching Graduation, Rae Lee Emrick

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Socialization and Mentoring of Community and Technical College Faculty, Brad Maurice Gilbert

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Ius Soli, Ius Sanguinis, Ius Linguae, or Ius Mundi: Living, Understanding, and Building Transnational Citizenship in a Transnational Multilingual Family in the U.S, Natalya Kuznetsova

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Do I Belong Here? Exploring Black Male Student Perceptions of Retention Initiatives, Jason A Ottley

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Impact of Inquiry-Based, Question-and-Answer Instruction in High-Enrollment Classes, Matthew R. Schraeder

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A Method of Teaching English Speaking Learners to Produce Mandarin-Chinese Tones, Hui Shi

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Developing a Framework to Understand Teachers' Self-efficacy in the Teaching of Writing, Barbara J. Wierzbicki

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The Influence of Instructional Design Decisions on Student Motivation in Online Courses, Robin E. Youger

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Using Concept MappingPattern Matching to Develop a Conceptual Framework for Successful Transition of First Year Saudi Students into Postsecondary Education, Atiyah A. Alghamdi

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Men Faculty Engagement in Gender Equity Work in STEM: The Radicalization of "Doing the Right Thing", Amena Oliver Anderson

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The Experiences of West Virginians Participating in Extension-Sponsored Educational Programming in Ireland: A Narrative Analysis, Tina A. Cowger

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Elementary Educators' Attitudes about the Utility of Educational Robotics and Their Ability and Intent to Use It with Students, Todd I. Ensign

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Child-Care Directors' Years of Experience in Relation to the Activities Subscale Score on the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-R, Angelica Everetts

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Teaching without a Net: Experiencing Mandatory Curriculum Change, Stephen Ross Higgins

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Effect of Individual Cultural Speeches on Accuracy and Cultural Content Knowledge of Intermediate Spanish Students, Guadalupe Madrid

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Enhancing Student Perceptions of Middle Eastern People and Culture through Music, Dance, Folk Literature, Culture, and Virtual Field Trips, Jason A. Noland

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Are Title V Grants and Educational Expenditures Associated with Educational Attainment of Latinasos at Hispanic Serving Institutions? = Estan las subvenciones del program federal Title V y gastos en educacion (instruccion, apoyo academico, y servicios a lasos estudiantes) relacionados con los logros educacionales de lasos Latinasos en las instituciones de estudios superiores que serving a lasos Latinasos (HSI)?, Ligia Perez

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Child and Parent Contributions to Maternal Emotion Socialization and Children's Emotion Outcomes in Late Childhood, Katie E. Rasmussen

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Exploring African Francophone Doctoral Student Experiences of Student-Faculty Relationship, Nathalie Hoblebou Rouamba

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What do Astronomers Do: A Survey of U.S. Astronomers' Attitudes, Tools and Techniques, and Social Interactions Engaged in through their Practice of Science, Timothy S. Spuck

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Learning is not a Spectator Sport: Incorporating Active Learning into High Risk Business Courses, Ashley Brooke Tasker

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Challenges Faced by New Science Teachers in Saudi Arabia, Salman Alsharari

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Conversion to Evangelical Christianity during College: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Meagan Alicia Brunson

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Designing a Valid and Reliable Instrument to Measure Teachers' Use and Perceptions of Initiatives that Address the Low Socioeconomic Achievement Gap in West Virginia Title I Schools, Rosemary Beatrice Coyle Anderson

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Journeys toward Reflective Practice: How Engaging in National Board Certification Influences Teacher Identities and Practices, MaryLu Hutchins

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Examining the relationship between the literacy coach's support to teachers in the ways of learning to teach reading, Mohlanhledi Makumbila

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Resistance, Agency and Violence: Dalit Women's Education in Kerala, India, Sera A. Mathew

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The impact of rural contexts on citizenship education, Eric D. Moffa

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How College Instructors Use Social Media for Instruction, Benson Njoroge

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Comprehensive academic undergraduate advising services: One university's successful model, Heidi B. Samuels

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Design and Development of an Online Course for Careers in the Equine Industry, Crystal Elizabeth Smith

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Instructional Coaches in West Virginia: Who They Are and What They Do, Mary Lynn Westfall

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Transformation of a Pre-Algebra Developmental Mathematics Course that Led to the Redesign of the Developmental Mathematics Program at a Rural Community College, Mary Beth Angeline

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Where Failure Is Not the Option - The Military Friendly College: Exploring Student Service Members' and Student Veterans' Perceptions of Climate, Transition and Camaraderie, Leilani Teresa Roberts Browning

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Cooperative Learning in Rural Mathematics Classrooms: Interactions of Instructional Coaching, and Achievement, Joanna Burt-Kinderman

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Improving Community College Student Success through Investment of a Community Capitals Framework: A Multi-case Study, Gregory T. Busch

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The Experience of Transition as told by First-Year, First-Generation Appalachian College Students, Jeffrey T. Bush

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A Qualitative Study of Medical Student Perceptions of the West Virginia University School of Medicine's Competency-Based Electronic Portfolio System's Design and Implementation, Carrie A. Calloway

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Assessment of Professional Behavior in Students: Thoughts and Opinions of Occupational Therapy Faculty, Diana R. Davis

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The Literacy Beliefs and Practices of Middle Level English Language Arts Teachers, Diane Fine

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Using Growth Curve Modeling to Describe Differential Patterns of Change in College Level Student Academic Achievement across Four Years Based on Degree Attainment and Mathematics Remediation, Zornitsa Georgieva

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Middle and High School Science Teachers' Attitudes toward Nanotechnology and Intention to Implement it in Science Classrooms, Nadira I. Ghattas

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The Portrayal of Protagonists with Communication Disorders in Contemporary Award-Winning Juvenile Fiction, Jane Lefevre

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Using Storytelling as a Teaching Strategy to Increase Student Engagement in STEM Classes, Toni Morris

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The Relationship between the Distributed Leadership Readiness of West Virginia Principals and Their Perceptions of Selected School-based Committees, Patrick L. Riddle II

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The Effect of Direct Instruction on Spanish Language Acquisition in a Preschool Free-Play Environment: A Single-Case Design, Lucy Rose Scotti

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Digital Divide among Pakistani Faculty regarding their Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Access, Kamal Ahmed Soomro

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Understanding the Educational Experiences of Science Teachers in a Five-Year Teacher Education Program: A Phenomenological Study, Nitin Srivastava

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Perceptions of adult learners' readiness in Ghana for online instructions in higher education, Daniel Tetteh-Richter

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Appalachian Adolescents' Identity and Agency: An Ethnographic Exploration of How Local Culture and Social Class Matter in the Postsecondary Transition, Brandi Slider Weekley

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A Descriptive Study of NCAA Life Skills Programs in the Big Ten Conference, Marc Joseph Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of the art education preparation program in Kuwait, Ghadeer AlHaddad

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Barriers, Facilitators, and Frequency of Evidence Based Practice Use in Athletic Training, Michael J. Boehke

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Motivations and Learning Strategies of West Virginia College Students in Four Four-Year Institutions: A Correlation Study of Academic, Social, and Demographic Variables, Kimberly G. Colebank

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Exploring the Use of Social Media and Its Effect on Policy in Community Colleges, S. Dianne Davis

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West Virginia Title I Elementary School Principals' Perceptions of the Barriers that Interfere with the Delivery of Educational Services for Foster Children: The Lost At-Risk Children, Janie C. DeVaul

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An Examination of Job Satisfaction Related to Generational Cohorts and Faculty Status of West Virginia University Extension Service County Faculty, Susan K. Gamble

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Does cultural self-awareness alter instructional design decisions?, Antoinette Hando

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Transforming Traditional Classrooms into Student-Centered 21 st Century Classrooms: A Developmental Process for Professional Development, Monica McCartney

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Attitude of Saudi Female Math Teachers toward Integrating E-learning in Teaching Math at High Schools in Saudi Arabia, Aishah M. Albalawi

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An Examination of the Leadership Practices of University Presidents of Land-Grant Universities in the United States, Wafa M. Aldighrir

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Leadership Practices of a Principal in a High School with a High Teacher Retention Rate, Ronald A. Branch II

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Factors Affecting the Implementation of Policy 2450, Distance Education and the West Virginia Virtual School, as Perceived by Principals/Assistant Principals, Counselors, and Distance Learning Contacts and/or Course Facilitators, Keith R. Burdette

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An Exploratory Case Study Examining Transformational Leadership and Organizational Change within the Presidency of a Small, Four-Year University, Daniel Matthew Filer

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The Social Support for International Graduate Students to Obtain Academic Success, Ping He

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A Description and Comparison of the Perceptions of NCAA Division II and Division III College Presidents regarding the Impacts of Intercollegiate Athletics at their Institutions, Aaron C. Huffman

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Administrator and Faculty Perceptions of Incivility and Conflict in the Workplace: A Higher Education Study, Stacey McLeran Kendig

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Completion Rates in West Virginia Community and Technical Colleges, Angelic M. Kinder

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Emotional Intelligence and Deans: Exploring the Nature of the Emotional Intelligence of Community College Deans in the Southeastern Region of the United States, Irene Kasungwa Maundu

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Differences in Interpersonal Problems Among Bereaved vs. Non-Bereaved College Students: The Impact of Loneliness and Social Inhibition, Adam M. Moller

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Access, Retention, and Progression of Marginalized Students in Kisii Schools, Kenya, Harrison Ntabo Oonge

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Building an Instrument for Measuring Academic Administrator and Faculty Member Perceptions of the Workload Allocation Process as it Applies to Higher Education, Theodore Nelson Pauls

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Access to Higher Education: Which Financial Factors Are Most Closely Associated with Enrollment of Students Based on Their Race or Ethnicity?, Jeff Terpstra

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Determining Faculty Perception of Ownership Rights of Online Course Content in Higher Education, Carrie J. White

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The self-perceived leadership styles of chief state school officers and models of educational governance, Lori A. Wiggins

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Resilient journeys: A case study of why and how low-income families practice homeschooling, Cheng-Hsien Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Perception of Leadership Issues Involved in the Implementation of Total Quality Management by Leaders of Business and Academe in Saudi Arabia, Ali Aljodea

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Civic Education in West Virginia: Guidelines and State Standards in a Case Study, Carolyn Jackson Brejwo

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A Study of Best Practices for the Recruitment and Retention of Resident Directors, Patricia L. Cendana

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The Critical Middle Years and the Relationship of Early Access to Algebra on High School Math Course Completion and College Readiness, Kim Victoria Smith Green

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Professional Development School Support of the Elementary GLOBE Curriculum A Facilitated Adaptation of Inquiry Science, Vance D. High

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Under The Surface: An Examination Of Voice, Space, And Identity In West Virginia University McNair Scholars, Thomas N. Keopuhiwa

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The Use of Concept Mapping/Pattern Matching to Determine the Content Domain for Information Literacy in Baccalaureate Education, Eleanor M. Messman-Mandicott

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Comparing Student Stage of Reflective Judgment between Junior and Senior Academic Standing, Randall C. Miller

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Factors Affecting Peer Tutoring Programs in Higher Education As Perceived by Administrators, Debbi J. Pariser

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Preservice Teacher Development of Perspectives towards Inquiry through Classroom Research, Jason Jude Smith

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Tinkering at the Edges of Public Education Teacher and Parent Perceptions of West Virginia Universal Pre-kindergarten, Bethanie Morris Stiles

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Black Male Retention Initiatives: Exploring Students' Experiences and Program Effectiveness at Predominantly White Institutions, Gabrielle St. Leger

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Principles of Learner Autonomy in Action: Effects and Perceptions in a College-Level Foreign Language Class, Heiko Everwien ter Haseborg