Dissertation Abstract Journal - February 2018

Dissertation Abstract Journal - February 2018

James A. Thomas, EDD/CI
Angela D. Curington, DM
Carla Holland, EDD/CI
David Moriarty, DM
John K. Insaidoo, DBA
Andrew L. Maus, DBA
Carol Nash, DM/IST
Mona Michele Johnson, DM
Mabel Rebecca Reid, EDD/ET
Taurus J. Jackson, DM/IST

Dissertation Abstract(s): 

Parental Experience with the Incarceration of Their Juvenile: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study

Author: 
James A. Thomas
Program of study: 
Ed.D./CI
Abstract: 
The purpose of this qualitative hermeneutic phenomenological study is to understand the meaning of the parents’ perceptions about their experience with the incarceration of their juvenile.

Experiences and Perceptions of High School Teachers Who Voluntarily Ended Employment: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study

Author: 
Carla Holland
Program of study: 
Ed.D./CI
Abstract: 
turnover is often attributed to overall teacher job satisfaction. The significance of this study is that teacher job satisfaction is a compelling indicator of teacher turnover intention.

Meanings Ascribed to Experiencing Career Choice Among Minnesota Farmers: A Phenomenological Study

Author: 
David Moriarty
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
The lack of interest among millennials and other recent college graduates in careers in farming and farm production support threatens the talent pipeline needed to drive innovation to meet the demands

Employee Engagement and Leader Member Exchange: A Comparative Study of For-profit University Staff Members

Author: 
Andrew L. Maus
Program of study: 
D.B.A.
Abstract: 
The primary purpose of this quantitative non-experimental comparative study was to examine whether differences exist in the employee engagement of higher education employees based upon the perceived q

The Adult Learner's Opinions on the Integration of Critical Thinking Using Technology: A Qualitative Case Study

Author: 
Carol Nash
Program of study: 
D.M./IST
Abstract: 
This qualitative case study provided insight into college students’ experiences with critical thinking and technology integration in course delivery.

Leadership Experiences of Enlisted Airmen During Force Management Phases: An Empirical Phenomenological Study

Author: 
Mona Michele Johnson
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
The purpose of the study was to explore the lived experiences of enlisted Airmen with leader actions when required to make the decision to separate from service or retrain into critical career fields.

Relationship Between Classroom Technology and Reading Scores of Deaf Students: A Longitudinal Study

Author: 
Mabel Rebecca Reid
Program of study: 
Ed.D./ET
Abstract: 
Academic achievement among deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) students in a county located in the Southeast United States where the three K-12 study site schools are located is limited due to poor access to s

Social Engineering and Enterprise Security: An Exploratory Qualitative Case Study

Author: 
Taurus J. Jackson
Program of study: 
D.M./IST
Abstract: 
The focus of this qualitative exploratory case study was to explore present control methods and solutions used throughout technology-based, healthcare-based, and manufacturing-based organizations in S
February, 2018