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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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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

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Interpreting Differences of Self-Efficacy of Gifted or Talented Students with Grouping Practices in Middle School Mathematics, Amanda G. Waits

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High-Impact Practices and Community College Completion Rates, Matthew H. Waters

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Facilitators and Barriers of Performing the Duties of Facilities Director in Public School Systems in Tennessee: A Study of Perceptions, Brandon M. Williams

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The Perceptions of Northeast Tennessee Educators Regarding Arts Integration, Philip A. Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A Comparative Study of Dual Enrollment Student Achievement in Various Learning Environments and Non-Dual Enrollment Student Achievement, Bethany K. Arnold

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Radiography Faculty Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Asynchronous Online Courses, Shirley J. Cherry

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Higher Education Governance Structures and Operational Efficiency and Effectiveness of 4 -Year Public Institutions, Angela H. Claxton-Freeman

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EXPLORE Test and Ninth Grade Success in English 9 and Algebra I as related to End-of- Course Exams and Final Averages in a Rural East Tennessee High School, Charles Dudley Corwin IV

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Comparison of Student Success by Course Delivery Methods at an Eastern Tennessee Community College, E. Ann Cunningham

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Tennessee Per-pupil Expenditures in Special Education and Academic Achievement, Melanie C. Davidson

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The Relationship Between Ethical Regard and Academic Misconduct Among College Students, Susan Dickey

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TVAAS Rankings and Teachers’ Perceptions of Data-Driven Professional Learning in Northeast Tennessee Title I and Non-Title I Elementary Schools, Amy S. Doran

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Learning Support Effectiveness in Mathematics at a Tennessee University, Mark Dula

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Student Satisfaction in Hybrid Courses, Angie Elkins

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The Relationship Between Student Perceptions of Classroom Climate and TVAAS Student Achievement Scores in Title I Schools, Lesley Fleenor

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Lived Experiences of Six High School Graduates Who Received Assistance from Graduation Coach Facilitation, Gayle A. Gragg

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A Comparison of Principals’ and Teachers’ Scores on the Leadership Practices Inventory and The Purdue Teacher Opinionaire, Kimberly D. Graybeal

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Dual Enrollment and Community College Outcomes for First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen: A Quasi-Experimental Study, John M. Grubb

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African American Parents’ Perceptions of Public School: African American Parents’ Involvement in Their Childrens’ Educations, Eric D. Howard

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Elementary Educators’ Perceptions of Practices that Contribute to Literacy Achievement, Sherry S. King Mrs.

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Institutional Budget Function Allocations as Predictors of Performance Outcomes of Tennessee Public Community Colleges and Universities, Dearl D. Lampley

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Predicting Desired Outcomes from Applicants’ Medical School Admission Data, Mark D. Linville Jr.

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Teacher Perceptions of Leadership and Student Growth in Reading and Mathematics in Northeast Tennessee, Kyle Anderson Loudermilk

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An Examination of the Perceptions of Traditional and Nontraditional Student Engagement at Northeast State Community College, Barbara J. Lowe

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Teacher Well-Being and Virginia Standards of Learning, Matthew W. McCarty

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Selected Student Characteristics Related to Academic Cell Phone Use, David Pauley

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Suicide Prevention Strategies in Tennessee Community Colleges: A Case Study, Sandra Perley

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Online Coursework as Related to Graduation Rates of At-Risk Students in a Rural Public High School in Bedford County, Tennessee, Robert E. Ralston

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Differences in Statistical Reasoning Abilities through Behavioral-Cognitive Combinations of Videos and Formative Assessments in Undergraduate Statistics Courses, James M. Ramey

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Perceptions of Acceptable Behavior with Social Networking among Teachers, Parents, and Students in a Northeast Tennessee Middle School: An Exploratory Study, Lisa L. Raper

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Self-Efficacy and Teacher Retention: Perception of Novice Teachers on Job Preparation, Job Support, and Job Satisfaction, Suzanne F. Redman

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Student Perceptions: Teaching and Learning with Open Educational Resources, Janet L. Rowell

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Career-Focused Course Sequencing and Retention to Graduation in a Tennessee Community College, Samuel S. Rowell

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) and High School Student Success in Tennessee, Jerry Alan Sayers

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Organizational Communication: Perceptions of Staff Members’ Level of Communication Satisfaction and Job Satisfaction, Priti R. Sharma

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Perceptions of Elementary Educators Toward Inclusion, Laurel M. Stanley

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A Study of the Perceptions of Novice and Veteran Elementary Teachers Levels of Stress and Attitudes Toward Their Profession, Melissa Stukes

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The Process of Musical Acquisition for Traditional String Musicians in the Homeschool Environment, Keith R. Williams

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Dynamics of Efficacy for Teachers in Formal Leadership Roles: A Case Study, Kelly M. Williams

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Determining the Critical Elements of Evaluation for University Advancement Staff: Quantifiable and Nonquantifiable Variables Associated with Fundraising Success, Krystal L. Wilson

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High School Educators’ Perceptions of Their Schools’ Conduciveness to English Language Learners’ Success, Jill Winiger

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Online Education: Perceptions of Faculty and Administrators at Three Different Types of Institutions of Higher Education, Sneha E. Abraham

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Teachers’ Perception of Empowerment in Christian Schools Accredited by Tennessee Association of Christian Schools, Melody T. Archer

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Stress Levels in Tenure-Track and Recently Tenured Faculty Members in Selected Institutions of Higher Education in Northeast Tennessee, Amanda R. Carr

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Autism and the Impact on Families, Phillip R. Cook

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Vitamin D Status of College Students: Implications for Health Leaders, Eileen M. Cress

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An Evaluation of Student Achievement Before and After Training in Response to Instruction in a Rural School District, Caroline T. Davis

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The Relationship Between the Growth Score and the Overall TEAM Observation Rating for Teachers in Tennessee, Joshua B. Davis

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Middle Grade Academic Achievement and Socioeconomic Status on North Carolina State Report Cards, 2012 - 2013, Lauren Dotson

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Relationship Between the TCAP and the Pearson Benchmark Assessment in Elementary Students’ Reading and Math Performance in a Northeastern Tennessee School District, Cherith A. Dugger-Roberts

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Gender Similarities and Differences in Experiences of Public School Administrators, Marcia D. Fawver

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Inclusion and Autism: General Education Teachers’ Perceptions, Deborah B. Hayes Mrs.

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TCAP and Scantron Achievement Series Reading Tests: Comparison and Uses in a Tennessee School System, Candace D. Hodges

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The Purpose and Practice of Academic Probation, Charlotte Hoover

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Adult Literacy in Tennessee: An Analysis by Gender, Age, and Race, Amy R. Keesler

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Stakeholder Perceptions of a University Response to Crisis, Katherine M. Kelley

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Factors Impacting Success in Ninth Grade Algebra I for High School Students, James M. Lamie

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The Phenomenon of Abstract Cognition Among Scholastic Chess Participants: A Case Study, Brent C. Laws

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An Examination of Successful Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Males in a Northeast Tennessee Middle School, Stephen E. Long

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Brain Based Learning: K-12 Teachers’ Preferred Methods of Science Instruction, Donna L. Mansy

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Factors That Contribute to Teacher Retention in High-Poverty Middle Schools, Tracy Marston

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Ability Grouping in Elementary Education, Anna Kathryn McCarter

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Weightlifting, Performing Arts Electives, and Academic Achievement: A Comparison in an East Tennessee High School, Lana Page

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School Principals’ Sources of Knowledge, Arland Early Perkins

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Organizational Structure and Resources of Alumni Associations at Public Senior Universities in the Southeastern United States, Robert M. Plummer

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Learning-Disabled Students: A Comparison of Achievement Scores of Students Receiving Services in Pull-Out Classrooms and Inclusion Classrooms, Gerilyn T. Scalf

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Students’ Readiness for Kindergarten, Jennifer A. Simerly

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Driving and Thriving: School Bus Drivers and the Behavior Management Strategies They Use, Brian K. Sims

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Faculty Integration of Technology in Undergraduate Courses at Private Colleges and Universities, Evelyn G. Smith