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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Tennessee Promise: Impact on College Choice in Upper Northeast Tennessee, Jennifer R. Barber

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A Study of the Purpose and Value of Recess in Elementary Schools as Perceived by Teachers and Administrators, Vickie Beard

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Identifying Critical Risk Factors in the Decision-making Process of Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists: A Delphi Research Study, Shawn A. Carson

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Comparison of Learning Outcomes from Online and Face-to-Face Accounting Courses, Joel Faidley

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The Inclusive Classroom: Perceptions of General and Special Educators’ Preparedness to Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities, Allecia Frizzell

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Teacher Perceptions of the Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM), Kelley Harrell

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The Impact of a Sixth Grade Laptop Initiative on Student Attitudes Concerning Their Learning and Technological Competencies, Jamie Jordan

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Parent and Teacher Perceptions of Elementary School Homework, Jimmy Marcum

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A School of Choice: A Case Study of an Instructional Learning Model in a Public School System, Samuel McCord

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Thriving in a Fortune 500 Company: A Case Study of Grit, Resilience, and Employee Perceptions, April Pack

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A Phenomenological Study on Teacher Perception of Change in School Culture as a Result of the Implementation of Mindfulness, Justin Penley

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Relationships Between Institutional Characteristics and Student Retention and Graduation Rates at SACSCOC Level III Institutions, Kala Perkins-Holtsclaw

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Attitudes and General Knowledge of Affirmative Action in Higher Education Admissions At One Historically Black University in Tennessee, James E. Peters

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Precalculus and ACT: A Quantitative Study of Five Tennessee High Schools, Michelle R. Phipps

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TCAP Assessment in Correlation with and as Compared by STAR Assessment, Brooke Sampson

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Retention and Graduation Rates of African American and Hispanic Students in Community Colleges in TN: Index of Institutional Practices that Support Minority Student Success, Dayna Smithers

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Success Rates of Second Semester Anatomy Students in Online and On-Ground Classes at a Community College in East Tennessee, William Sproat

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A First-Year Seminar Course and its Relationship to Student Retention and Graduation Rates at a Community College, Patricia Weaver

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Using Data Science and Predictive Analytics to Understand 4-Year University Student Churn, Joshua Lee Whitlock

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Communication Apprehension Among Community College Students: A Phenomenology, John R. Bragg Jr.

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Self-Efficacy Sources and Academic Motivation: A Qualitative Study of 10th Graders, Salina K. Bryant

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A Qualitative Case Study of Coteaching Relationships, Matthew Case

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Students to Computer Ratio, Socioeconomic Status, and Student Achievement, Jessica W. Cate

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Merging Cultures: Organizational Behavior, Leadership, and Differentiation in a Health System Merger, Colin G. Chesley

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The Perceptions of High School Counselors' Roles in Developing a College-Going Culture, Lisa Condra Davies

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Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Ethical Climate of Higher Education Administrators in Maryland Colleges and Universities, Brenda DiSorbo

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Perceived Value of Higher Education Among Police Officers, Bradley D. Edwards

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The Relationship of School-Community Partnerships with ACT Benchmark Scores in Rural Tennessee Schools, Kari Eubanks

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Teacher Perceptions of Professional Learning Communities on the Instructional Climate At Flintville Elementary School in Lincoln County, TN, David Golden

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The Perceptions of Father Involvement in Elementary Schools, Myles J. Hebrard

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Academic Dishonesty in Higher Education: Perceptions and Opinions of Undergraduates, Stanley K. Hodges

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Homework Practices: Teacher and Parent Perceptions of Efficacy and Purpose, Christy E. Hoeke

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Community College Honors Education and Student Outcomes: A Propensity Score Analysis, Jane B. Honeycutt

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A Phenomenological Study on the Motivating Factors Influencing Participation in Tennessee’s Governor’s Academy for School Leadership, Amy B. Horton Mrs.

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Perception of Factors that Facilitate or Inhibit Associate Degree Completion at the Community College Level: A Case Study, Cathryn J-C Hughes Miss

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Per Pupil Expenditure, Graduation Rates, and ACT Scores in Tennessee School Districts, Jay Irvin

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Administrator and Teacher Attitudes Toward Inclusion, Heather N. LeMay

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Continuing Professional Education for Licensed Accountants in Tennessee, Brian J. Lucas

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New Faculty Mentoring in Respiratory Care Programs, Kristen L. McHenry

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Dissertation Experiences of Faculty Members: Individual, Relational and Structural Factors of Success, Tanika R. Mitchell

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The Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model and the Teacher Instructional Growth for Effectiveness and Results Model on Measures of Teacher Effectiveness: A Comparative Study, Nichole R. Morris

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Language Proficiency Attainment and Mobility Among ELL Students, Elizabeth Ayers Neill

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School Leaders Decision-Making Process for Academic Program Placement: A Phenomenological Study, Lori A. Nixon

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Teacher Passion as a Teaching Tool, Brent L. Palmer

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Cyberbullying Incidents Among African American Female Middle School Students, Yvette Pennington

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Computer Ratio and Student Achievement in Reading and Math in a North Carolina School District, Erica Preswood

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Teacher Perceptions of Using Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports as Behavioral Interventions in a Pre-K-5 Elementary School: A Phenomenological Study, Meghann Roberts-Clawson

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At the Intersection of Politics and Higher Education: Policy, Power, and Governing Boards in Oklahoma, Kirk Rodden

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The Change Process: Curriculum Change from the Teacher's Perspective, LaKisha B. Roseborough

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Teacher Perceptions of the Effectiveness of the Response to Intervention Framework with English Learners, Donna Stapleton

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A Quantitative Analysis of the SAILS (Seamless Alignment of Integrated Learning Support) Program Collaboration in a Community College Setting, Kelley E. Thomas

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Developing Effective Classroom Environments in a High School Looping Program: A Narrative Research Study, Caleb C. Tipton

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Teacher Perceptions of Indigenous Representations in History: A Phenomenological Study, Joshua C. Tipton

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Preschool Enrollment and Elementary School Achievement in an East Tennessee School District, Derek Voiles

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Women in Recovery: Perceptions in Transition to Community College, Mandi Walker

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Native and Community College Transfer Students in Biological Sciences at a Four-Year Institution: A Comparative Study, Nathanial Weber

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Kindergarten Teachers' Perceptions of Student Readiness for School, James A. Wernke

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Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology: Student Demographics and Completion Rates, Timothy N. Wilson

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Putnam County, Tennessee’s Prekindergarten Program as Measured by Test Scores, GPA, Attendance, and Discipline Reports in 3rd, 7th, and 9th Grade, Christopher J. Winningham

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Collegiate Student-Athlete Perceptions of the Impact of Concussion on Academic Performance, Robert H. Baker

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Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment as Related to College Readiness and Retention at a Tennessee University, Diana E. Bowers

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Educator Perceptions of Instructional Leadership in the School Improvement Process, Lori Lynne Brown

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Response to Intervention: K-8 Regular Education Teachers' Perceptions of Effectiveness, Whitney L. Bruner

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Measuring the Achievement Gap: A New Lens for Economic Disadvantage, Suzanne C. Bryant

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Teacher Leadership: A Content Analysis Assessing the Impact on District Policies and Practices, Ashley P. Carter

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The Reading Intervention Program Making Connections Intervention and Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program Scores in One East Tennessee School District, Jami H. Corwin

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Mathematics Learning Support Models and Student Success at a Tennessee Community College, Bobby Allen Dixon Jr.

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The Experiences of First-Generation Women from South-Central Appalachia Who Have Obtained their Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership, Teressa Ann Dobbs

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Cultural Influences of Resource Dependence: Community College Administrator Perceptions of Implementing Initiatives Related to Tennessee’s Performance Funding Model, John Owen Driskill

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Standardized Testing and Dual Enrollment Students, Yolanda Ellison

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Online Education: The Relationship Between the Perceptions of Online High School Teachers Compared to Traditional Classroom Teachers Regarding the Visual Arts, Karen A. Fine

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Student Achievement in Response to Intervention Groups, Allison L. Gardenhour

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Community College Student Success in Online Versus Equivalent Face-to-Face Courses, Cheri B. Gregory

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The Evolution of the Library Media Center: A Study of the Past, Current, and Projected Future Library Services Available in Johnson City, Tennessee, Johnnie Sue Hawley

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Parental Involvement: Perceptions and Participation at Critical Moments Throughout the Middle School Transition, Rachel R. Heaton

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Student Participation and Grade Performance in the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Online Collaborative, Tachaka I. Hollins

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Structural-Symbolic Translation Fluency: Reliability, Validity, and Usability, Matt C. Hoskins

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Teacher and Student Perceptions on High School Science Flipped Classrooms: Educational Breakthrough or Media Hype?, Rebecca C. Hunley

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A Comparative Study of Instructor Status on Student Success and Retention at Motlow State Community College, Cheryl Hyland

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The Clery Act: Student Awareness and Perceptions of Effectiveness at a Public University and a Private College in East Tennessee, Jeffrey Jee

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Developmental Assets Supporting High School Graduation Among African American Students, Randall J. Johnson

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High School Teachers’ Perceived Self-Efficacy in Teaching Literacy across the Curriculum in Tennessee First Core Region 1 High Schools, Ashley N. Keys

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College Experiences of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Rebecca W. Lasher

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Self-Perceived Coordinated School Health Coordinator Leadership Styles and Practices, Heather R. Ledbetter

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Learning Styles of Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant Students in Accredited Physical Therapy Programs, Margaret A. Lowdermilk

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Principal Leadership Practices in Middle Tennessee Schools, Tiffany J. Martin

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A Study of the Perceptions of Racial Equity in One Early Childhood Education Program, Dawn M. Meskil

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Transition and Integration Experiences of First-Year College Students: A Phenomenological Inquiry Into the Lives of Participants in Outdoor Orientation Programs, Lynn Nester

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A First-Year Experience Course and its Relationship to Retention and Academic Success at a Public Community College, Jackie F. Newman

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An Examination of the Community School Model in an Urban School Setting, Tanna H. Nicely

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Reading as a Resource: Exploring Reading Habits and Multicultural Awareness and Acceptance in Undergraduate Students, Megan E. Owens

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Elementary School TVAAS Composites: A Comparison Between Title I Elementary Schools and Non-Title I Elementary Schools in Tennessee, Anthony W. Padelski

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Teacher Perceptions of Individual Professional Learning Plans, Jerry W. Ripley

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iReach Blended Learning Model and Reading Lexile Growth of Freshmen in Maryville City Schools, Whitney Ann Schmidt

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Managing One-to-One Initiatives: Implementation Analysis Through Expert Elicitation, Jordan R. Selvidge

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Student Outcomes in Traditional, Hybrid, and Online Courses in Community College Career and Technical Education Programs, Thomas R. Sewell

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Classroom Environment: Content Analysis Examining Characteristics of Classroom Environments That Affect Students' Academic Achievement, Lucinda Shaddock Bellamy

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Factors that Motivate Faculty to Pursue External Funding at a 4-Year Public Institution of Higher Education, Sharon D. Smith

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Students’ Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening and School Readiness, Jeannette D. Triplett Mrs.

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Elementary Principal Perceptions of the Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model, Jason W. Vance