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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Professional Collaboration in Small Rural Schools: Teacher Perceptions of the Role of School Administrators, Brian A. Bettis

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School-wide Academic Outcomes and Instructional Modality Used During the 2018-2022 School Years, Matthew Bowser

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The Experiences of Students During COVID-19 School Disruptions, Brandi Bullock

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Educators’ Perceptions of Trauma-Informed Instructional Practices in One Northeast Tennessee School District, Alecia Burleson

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Community College Students' Perceptions of Sense of Community and Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom, Marla Cartwright

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Art and Interdisciplinary Opportunities for Literacy Instruction: A Qualitative Study to Examine Educator Perceptions in the Rural Setting, Courtney Collins

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Dual Enrollment Matriculation Rates at Tennessee Board of Regents Community Colleges, Jacob Cutshall Church

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The Modern Classrooms Project: Student Efficacy and Achievement, Rhiannon Dunn

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Tennessee Promise and Two-Year Community College Retention and Graduation in Rural Appalachia, Tammy Dycus

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Perception of Social Media as Seen by Educational Leadership Online Graduate Students, Todd Emma

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Secondary Educator and Administrator Perceptions of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Student Academic Achievement, Cynthia Everitt

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Selecting Classroom Grading Practices: A Qualitative Study Exploring Teacher Experiences, Tallye Gass

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Educator Understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Dana Johnson

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Parent Choice: Learning Pods or Public Education During COVID-19 Pandemic, Shari Kinney

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Resident Assistants as Students and Personnel During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Amy Korstange

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Student Success Programming, College Academic Achievement Scores, and Retention Rates, Leslie D. Merritt

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Papa Was a Missing Stone: An Exploration into the Lived Experiences of Father-Absent African American Women, Jamila Jordan Moody

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College Commute Distance and Retention for First-time, Community College Freshmen, Michael O'Hagan

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Administrators’ Perceptions of Alternatives to Suspension in Virginia Urban Public Schools, Hayley Poland

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Finding the Path to College Completion: A Qualitative Exploration of the Experiences of First-Generation Students at a Technical College in Rural West Tennessee, JacQuene Rainey

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Perceptions of Educators on Motivational Strategies Influencing Middle School Students in Mathematics Courses, Amy Rigsby

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School Leader Perceptions about the Implementation and Utility of Restorative Practices, Danielle Rutig

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Teacher Self-Efficacy in Novice Job-Embedded Practitioners, Shay Shannon

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Learning Mindset Dimensions and Completion Status of Tennessee Community College Students, Donna Sue M. Shellman

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Advising Minority Pre-Med Students: Perceptions of Pre-Med Advisors at Institutions in the Southeastern Association of Advisors in the Health Professions Region, Victoria Street

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Strategic Blended Learning: 9-12 Teacher Perceptions of Digital Engagement Post COVID-19, Brandon D. Weaver

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Exploring the Experiences of Underrepresented Students Pursuing Health-Related Graduate or Professional Programs, Alison Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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The Front Lines of Student Success: A Phenomenography Exploring the Background and Knowledge of Primary Role Academic Advisors in Higher Education, Alicia N. Abney

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Physician Quality Scores and the Presentation and Delivery Method of Data in a Residency Program, Monaco Briggs

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A Phenomenological Study of Tenure-Track Faculty Serving in Dual Roles as Administrators, Keri L. Carter

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A Phenomenological Study of Contributing Factors and Common Trends Related to Teacher Attrition in Western North Carolina, Preston Clarke

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Academic Performance Among First-Year College Freshmen Following Participation in a Summer Bridge Program, Gregory Anderson Cross

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Virginia High Schools: Academic and Social Climate Performance Measures and Black Public Secondary School Administrators, Tim Duncan

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Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma-Informed Schools: Restorative Practices for Social and Emotional Issues in Education, Heather Easterling

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Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Instructor Perceptions of Instructional Delivery in a Virtual Environment, John Derek Faulconer

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The Role of Middle and High School Principals During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Phenomenological Study, Dustin Ford

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Educators’ Perceptions of Implementation and Outcomes of Trauma-Informed Care Training in Three Appalachian Elementary Schools, Jeannie Guess

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The Impact of Mentoring in Closing the Achievement Gap for Black Male Students at a Predominantly White University in Tennessee, Patricia Waire Harlan

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College Students’ Perceptions of Sense of Community, Satisfaction, and Cognitive Learning in Online Classes, Laura Lynn Higgs Kappel

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A Phenomenological Study on How University Employees Experienced Working from Home During a Pandemic, Amy Hill

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Transfer Articulation and Transfer Agreement Success: Student Transfer from Community College to Locally Governed, Public, 4-Year Universities in Tennessee, Kathi Horne

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The Lived Experiences of Students Who are Single Parents and Attending Community College: A Phenomenological Study, Debbie Johnson

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Educator Perceptions of the Working Environment in Tennessee Elementary Schools that Actively Employ Positive Behavior Supports and Restorative Practices, Scott Thomas Lamie

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Gen Z Students’ Experiences with College Choice, Heather Levesque

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Perceptions of Middle School Teachers Regarding Differentiation Instruction, Karen Mclerran

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Relationships Between Dual Enrollment Parameters, College Completion, and Time to Completion at Tennessee Community Colleges, Victoria N. Mellons

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Teachers’ Perceptions on the Effects of COVID-19 on Juniors and Seniors in High School, Martha J. Meredith

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An Examination of the Working Relationships Between General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Paraprofessionals in General Education Settings, Rita Page Hosay

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Student Achievement and Teacher Perceptions of School Climate in Title 1 and Non-Title 1 Schools, Jennifer E. Pangle

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Organizational Communication in Community Colleges: Staff Members’ Perspectives, Sinthea Reynolds

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Perceptions of Tenured Science Faculty Regarding the Provision of Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, Rebecca J. Riggs

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Student Experiences Leaving Health Profession Interest Areas, Megan Roberts

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K-5 Elementary Alternative Program: A Case Study, William E. Scheuer IV

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Beginning Teachers' Perceptions of Administrator Involvement in the Beginning Teacher Induction Process: A Phenomenological Study, Rachel Shepherd

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Examining Diversity and the Role and Influence of Post-Secondary Faculty at a Predominantly White Institution in Tennessee: A Critical Race Case Analysis, Lanell Smith

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Consequences of Caring: The Manifestation of Compassion Fatigue in High School Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Randi Staggs

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A Quantitative Study to Examine the Relationship between School Administrators’ Path-Goal Approach and Teachers’ Perceived Working Conditions, Tierra Stark

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The Effects of Previous Traumatic Experiences on Learning Outcomes: Perceptions of Black Men Who are Attending Community College, Willie Thomas

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Community College Faculty’s Perceptions of Culturally Responsive Teaching, Sarah Tolbert-Hurysz

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An Examination of the Factors Contributing to Academic Resilience Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Individuals in Northeast Tennessee, Connie Larissa Trivette

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Phenomenological Study of Positive Coteaching Dyads Perceptions of Their Coteaching Relationship, Ashley Weber

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Examining How Black Administrator Employment Decisions are Impacted by the Behaviors of Supervisors, Annie Wilson Whitaker

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The Contribution of Early Postsecondary Opportunities to Retention and Graduation Rates at One Community College in Tennessee, Joe Wingate

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The Lived Experiences of Introverts and their Extracurricular Involvement in a Four-Year University Environment, Maigan Wipfli

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Adaptation of Instructional Strategies and Practices During a Pandemic, Lacy E. York Hughes

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Assessment Scores of Remote and In-Person Learning for Grades Three - Six Students in an East Tennessee School District, Jessica Adams

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Honors Participation at a Two-Year Community College: Academic and Student Engagement Outcomes, Amanda Bennett

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A Causal Comparative Study of STEM Persistence Between Supported and Non-Supported STEM Interested Students, Elizabeth Bernardi

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Perceptions of Roane State Community College Presidents on the Events Shaping the Institution’s Leadership History, John Norris Brown

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School Accountability and Chronic Absenteeism in the State of Tennessee, Heidi Campbell

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Educator Perceptions of Generational Poverty, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Student Learning, Rachel Cook

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Sororities Surviving COVID-19: A Phenomenological Study of Panhellenic Virtual Sorority Recruitment, Margaret Darden

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Black and White Student Achievement Gaps in Tennessee, Haley Dirmeyer

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Influence of Student Characteristics, Class Size, and Instructor Characteristics in Online Student Success, Melody K. Edmonds

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A Phenomenological Inquiry Exploring Parental Involvement at Alternative Schools in Eastern North Carolina, Irv Glenn II

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Teacher Perceptions of Shifts Within the School Culture After Implementation of a Trauma-Informed Program, Jennifer Green

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Looping and Academic Achievement in Elementary Schools, Kate Hall

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Response to Intervention 2 EasyCBM and AIMSweb Intervention Programs How They Relate to Student Growth, George T. Hopson

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Perceptions of Occupationally Trained Technical College Faculty on their Preparedness to Teach and on the Need for Professional Development: A Phenomenological Study, Brandon Hudson

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Generation X and Generation Y: An Exploration of Student Motivation to Learn and Technology Use, LaDonna Hutchins

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Retaining First-Generation and Pell-Eligible Students with a Near-Peer Coaching Intervention, Kacie Hutson

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Leadership Qualities of Female Presidents Serving the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology System, Kelli Kea-Carroll

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Student Chronic Absenteeism and Perceptions of School Climate, Misty Keller

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A Phenomenological Study Examining How the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed the Way Teachers Use Technology to Deliver Instruction from March 2020 - May 2021, Dedra Lamb

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A Study Investigating the Experience of Teachers’ Innovative Adaptation of Teaching and Learning, Andrea Lowery

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Defining Higher Education Writing Centers from the Perspectives of Writing Center Directors, Paul D. Ludwig Mr.

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If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It: Walt Disney’s Hero’s Journey to Professional Identity, Charles McCoin

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First-Generation Women Students’ Perceptions of Support While Enrolled in Higher Education Institutions: A Phenomenological Study, Erin Blankenship Messmer

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Remote Learning and Third-Grade Reading Performance in a 1:1 District, Amanda Milhorn

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A Comparative Analysis of Levels of Importance, Satisfaction, and Engagement among Adult Learners and Tennessee Reconnect Recipients at two Community Colleges, Kelly A. Moore-Roberts

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Educator Experiences Associated with Lateral Mobility: A Narrative Inquiry, Hunter Mullins

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Teacher Perception Concerning the Role of Elementary Principals in School Culture and Climate, Robyn Murray

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Developing Digital Literacy in Digital Natives: A Quantitative Study of Digital Literacy and Niswonger Online Students, Elizabeth Pavlovich

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Educator Perceptions of the Organizational Change Experienced in the Shift from Traditional Grading to a Standards-Based System, Melinda Ford Rainey

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Online Education and the Pandemic: A Narrative of the Experiences of First-Time Online Instructors During the Spring 2020 Semester, David Smith

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Perceptions of Teachers of Color in Independent Schools: Factors Associated with Teacher Retention, Mary Smith

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Social and Academic Experiences of Black, First-Generation, College Graduates While Attending Predominantly White Institutions, James Edward Stukes

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Retention Rates and Pre-Matriculation Variables of First-Time, Full-Time Students at Three, Small, Private, Liberal Arts Universities in Georgia, Bonnie Taylor

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Tennessee's Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Program and Kindergarten Achievement, Kindetta L. Thompson

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Evidence-Based Program Selection and Duration of Implementation of Social-Emotional Learning as Related to Student Growth and Non-Academic Outcomes, Colleen K. Weems