Dissertation Abstract Journal - August 2016

Dissertation Abstract Journal - August 2016

Featured Dissertation Students

  • Tevis Tramaine Harris, EDD/CI
  • Lilian A. Allen, PHD/NUR
  • Mike Dennard, Jr., EDD
  • Moses Oladele Taiwo, DM/IST
  • Lokesh Ratna Shakya, DM/IST
  • Vasyl Dmytriv, DM
  • Myrna McLaughlin-Anderson, DHA
  • Mary Pearson, DHA
  • Mavis Carr, EDD/CI
  • Ammar Al-Sharafi, EDD/CI
  • Irina Zhuplatova, PHD/IO
  • Gustavo Cira, DM/IST
  • Barbara Connelley, PHD/NUR
  • Adebisi Adeyeye, DHA
  • James A. Calaway, DM
  • Elliott Heflin, Jr., EDD/ET
  • Joseph P. Ubom, DBA
  • Erin Bennion, PHD/NUR
  • Michael Rodis, DM/IST
  • LouAnn Jesten Hohl, DM
Dissertation Abstract(s): 

Perceptions of Teaching African American Students Who Succeed During Science Testing: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study

Author: 
Tevis Tramaine Harris
Program of study: 
Ed.D./CI
Abstract: 
The purpose of this hermeneutic phenomenological research was to explore the perceptions of teachers as they instruct African American students who are successful on the North Carolina End-of-Grade

Lived Experiences of Internationally Educated Nurses Holding Management Positions in USA: A Descriptive Phenomenological Study

Author: 
Lilian A. Allen
Program of study: 
Ph.D./NUR
Abstract: 
Understanding the lived experiences of internationally educated nurses (IENs) holding management positions is important because of the changing dynamics of the nursing profession and the increasing

A Phenomenological Exploration of Issues and Opportunities on Physician Usability of Electronic Medical Record Adoption

Author: 
Moses Oladele Taiwo
Program of study: 
D.M./IST
Abstract: 
This qualitative phenomenological research explored physicians’ perceptions and lived experiences of the effect of information technology on medical practice that revealed obstacles to adoption.

Process of Knowledge Preservation and Transfer: Leadership Practices in the Aerospace Industry in Washington State

Author: 
Vasyl Dmytriv
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
This qualitative collective case study involved an examination of leadership challenges in the aerospace manufacturing industry in the U.S. state of Washington.

Perceptions of ESL Professional Development Programs by Mainstream Teachers: A Descriptive Qualitative Study

Author: 
Ammar Al-Sharafi
Program of study: 
Ed.D./CI
Abstract: 
This descriptive qualitative study explored the viewpoints of K-12 mainstream teachers in the state of Ohio about English as a Second Language (ESL) professional development and training programs im

A Correlational Study of Transformational and Transactional Leadership and Organizational Commitment in Small Entrepreneurial Firms

Author: 
Irina Zhuplatova
Program of study: 
Ph.D./IO Psych
Abstract: 
Leadership style of managers is an important determinant of organizational success. Effective managers can influence employee job attitudes and behaviors toward attaining organizational goals.

A Qualitative Phenomenological Study: The Perceived Affects of Church Governance on Church Leadership and Growth

Author: 
James A. Calaway
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
The central research questions, “What are the perceptions of lead ministers of Assembly of God churches concerning church attendance growth and decline rates?” and “What are the perceptions of lead

Educational Leaders Perspectives of First-year College Students Computer Skills

Author: 
Elliott Heflin, Jr.
Program of study: 
Ed.D./ET
Abstract: 
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to examine the lived experiences from the perspectives that educational leaders in a college setting, in relations to first-year college st

A Qualitative Exploratory Case Study of Nigerian Pentecostal Pastors in America: The Effect of Leadership Style and Culture

Author: 
Joseph P. Ubom
Program of study: 
D.B.A.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this qualitative exploratory case study was to explore the leadership style of Nigerian Pentecostal pastors in the United States of America, and their perceptions about adopting Green

A Study of Knowledge Worker Management and Collaboration at Science Applications International Corporation

Author: 
Michael Rodis
Program of study: 
D.M./IST
Abstract: 
The perceptions of three generations of knowledge workers (Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Gen Y) towards management collaboration in physical and virtual environments were explored in this qualitative stu

Identifying Principals of Alcoholics Anonymous that Enhance Recovering Alcoholic Leaders' Emotional Intelligence: A Modified Delphi Study

Author: 
LouAnn Jesten Hohl
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
This qualitative study, using the modified Delphi method, was designed to explore the application of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) principles by four recovering alcoholic leaders in the United States to
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