Dissertation Abstract Journal - April 2016

Dissertation Abstract Journal - April 2016

Featured Dissertation Students

  • Candace Marrast, PHD/NUR
  • Earl F. Cater, EDD/CI
  • Yuvonne Richmond, DBA
  • Crystal J. Davis, DM
  • James Charles Rice II, DM/IST
  • Darcia Ann-Marie Roache, DBA
  • Wafaa Abdel Kader, EDD
  • Neena S. Philip, DHA
  • Kimberly Purcell-Houck, PHD/NUR
  • Jocelyn Michelle Lee, DM
  • Joseph I. Okwuazi, DBA
  • Myrna L. Jenkins, DM
  • Sonia M. Ashby, DM
  • Reginald L. Dixon, DM
  • Jane L. Williams, DM/IST
  • Jamie D. Rost, DM/IST
  • Joseph Dobrinski, Jr., DM
  • Carey Williams, DM
  • Mary Elizabeth Krause, DM
  • Peter Wilms, DM
Dissertation Abstract(s): 

Storytelling Leadership: A Semiotics Theories Qualitative Inquiry into the Components Forming an Oral Story

Author: 
Earl F. Cater
Program of study: 
Ed.D./CI
Abstract: 
Using semiotics theories as a guide, the qualitative examination of storytelling literature and current storytelling practitioners provides research support for a list of storytelling components.

Self-Transcendence and Servant Leadership Behavior in New Thought Spiritual Centers: A Correlational Study

Author: 
Crystal J. Davis
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
Researchers who specialize in the area of self-transcendence and servant leadership behavior have concluded that the presence of servant leadership behavior and spirituality may be essential in crea

Transformational Leadership Style and Communication on Organizational Performance: A Qualitative Grounded Theory Study

Author: 
Darcia Ann-Marie Roache
Program of study: 
D.B.A.
Abstract: 
The current qualitative study used a grounded theory based on interview using standard set of questions about transformational leadership style and communication on organizational effectiveness and

Mentoring and African American Women's Advancement to Leadership Positions in Corporate America

Author: 
Jocelyn Michelle Lee
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this interpretive phenomenological qualitative research was to study how African American women in high-ranking corporate positions in southeastern Wisconsin corporations, in the comm

Multidimensional Leadership Strategies to Reduce African American Health disparities: A Grounded Theory Study

Author: 
Myrna L. Jenkins
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
The purpose of the qualitative grounded research study was to explore the potentialities of deploying multidimensional leadership strategies to reduce African American health disparities.

Lived Experiences of Salespeople Interacting with Sales Leaders Through Computer-Mediated Communication

Author: 
Jane L. Williams
Program of study: 
D.M./IST
Abstract: 
This qualitative study, employing transcendental phenomenology, explored the personal experiences of technology salespeople who interact with their teams and sales leaders through computer-mediated

Quality of Information Retrieved from Unverified Sources Within Information Technology: A Qualitative Case Study

Author: 
Jamie D. Rost
Program of study: 
D.M./IST
Abstract: 
The increased reliance on accurate information within the organization and the accessibility of unverified information present risks related to the possible application of inaccurate information. Th

Army Sergeants Lived Experience in Charge of Federal Civilian Employees Working at Fort Belvoir, Virginia: A Phenomenological Study

Author: 
Carey Williams
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
This qualitative phenomenological study examined the perceptions and lived experiences of 15 Army sergeants who supervise federal civilian employees at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The experiences and pe

The Role of Personal values in Shaping Leaders' Experiences with Employee Engagement: A Qualitative Phenomenological Study

Author: 
Mary Elizabeth Krause
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
Organizational leaders worldwide have been plagued with consistently low and declining levels of employee engagement despite ongoing efforts to implement initiatives to retain talent through increased

Quantitative, Descriptive Study of Intergenerational Cohorts and Influence on Employee Engagement in Six Independent Restaurants

Author: 
Peter Wilms
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
This dissertation is a quantitative, descriptive study examining whether intergenerational differences exist among employee engagement factors such as teamwork, retention, goal alignment, and trust of
April, 2016