Dissertation Abstract Journal - July 2016

Dissertation Abstract Journal - July 2016

Featured Dissertation Students

  • Jordan B. Smith, Jr., EDD/CI
  • Jeremy Beakley, DM
  • Laura J. Tucco, PHD/NUR
  • Robert G. Stauffer, DBA
  • Ruby E. Powell, EDD
  • Arleathia L. Walker, PHD/HEA
  • Rozlyn Anne Zuber, DHA
  • James D. Chismark, DM
  • Bryan Bohanan, EDD/CI
  • Amanda M. C. Yankey, EDD/CI
  • DeVida J. Rembert, DHA
  • Socorro Mendoza, EDD/CI
  • Shonnette G. Rana, DM
  • Ervin Christie Jr., DM
  • Stacy Mentzer, PHD/HEA
  • Edith Amadi, DHA
  • Angella Bennett-Bogle, EDD
  • Omar K. Abed, DM/IST
  • Joseph Franklin Aidoo, DHA
  • Julian Bhebhe, EDD
  • Jean Miller, PHD/HEA
Dissertation Abstract(s): 

Enhancing Business Performance: Case Studies of Small Business Leaders in the Federal Sector

Author: 
Robert G. Stauffer
Program of study: 
D.B.A.
Abstract: 
Declines in federal spending from continuing resolutions and sequestration events during the 2011 – 2014 timeframe reduced and delayed government purchases of products and services from small busine

Assisting Low-income Single Mothers in Becoming Self-sufficient: An Instrumental Case Study

Author: 
Ruby E. Powell
Program of study: 
Ed.D.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to provide insight into the strategies used by former Illinois Aid to Families with Dependent Children/Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (AFDC/TAN

Baldrige Award-winning Hospitals: A Qualitative Phenomenological Exploration of Senior Leaders' Lived Experience

Author: 
James D. Chismark
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
This qualitative phenomenological study sought exploration of healthcare leadership through the lived experience of 22 senior leaders with Quality Improvement leadership experience within 11 high-pe

Reading Strategies to Support Home-to-School Connections Used by Teachers of English Language Learners

Author: 
Socorro Mendoza
Program of study: 
Ed.D./CI
Abstract: 
This particularistic qualitative case study design examined reading strategies, approaches, and resources teachers of ELL students in kindergarten through third grade use to support reading developmen

Explanatory Case Study: E-Mail on Face-to-face Communication and Organizational Effectiveness

Author: 
Shonnette G. Rana
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
The purpose of the qualitative single explanatory case study design, which was supplemented with narrative inquiry techniques, was to explore individual e-mail users’ perceptions and experiences reg

Student Success and Institutional Accountability Through the Components of Voluntary Framework Accountability

Author: 
Stacy Mentzer
Program of study: 
Ph.D./HEA
Abstract: 
Demands on higher education institutions are growing. Stakeholders are demanding proof of quality to ensure students are receiving the education they are paying for.

Healthcare Leaders' Perceptions About the Nursing Shortage: A Qualitative Collective Case Study

Author: 
Edith Amadi
Program of study: 
D.H.A.
Abstract: 
The nursing shortage is a global and social problem in which the demand for nurses caring for patients is greater than the supply, thereby threatening patients’ safety, quality care, and nurse reten

Quasi-experimental Research of Intervention Strategies to Improve Reading Skills for Students in Fifth Grade

Author: 
Angella Bennett-Bogle
Program of study: 
Ed.D.
Abstract: 
Since the implementation of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in 2001, many schools throughout the United States have used different intervention strategies to assist students and increase reading

Cultural Factors Affecting Knowledge Sharing in Curriculum Development: A Business Faculty at a Syrian University

Author: 
Omar K. Abed
Program of study: 
D.M./IST
Abstract: 
The qualitative inquiry research study explored the effects of cultural factors on knowledge creation during curriculum development and knowledge sharing activities among teams of culturally diverse

A Qualitative Emancipatory Phenomenological Study of Childhood Obesity in the Ethnic Minority Community

Author: 
Joseph Franklin Aidoo
Program of study: 
D.H.A.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this qualitative emancipatory phenomenological study was to explore childhood obesity to empower stakeholders, namely parents, children, and leaders in ethnic minority communities to
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