Dissertation Abstract Journal - September 2016

Dissertation Abstract Journal - September 2016

Featured Dissertation Students

  • Ida M. Jenkins, PHD/HEA
  • Soledad Garcia-King, EDD/ET
  • Aquil F. Bayyan, Sr., EDD/ET
  • Luis R. Ramos, DM/IST
  • Jamie L. Vargo-Warran, DM/IST
  • Randi Scott Sweeney, DM/IST
  • Prisci Roca Tipton, DBA
  • Rose A. Heavens, EDD/CI
  • Dino Fontaine, DM/IST
  • Tracy A. Celaya, DM
  • Freddy Bécquer Moncayo Suárez, DM/IST
  • Sylvia Galvez, EDD/CI
  • Stephen R. Galati, DM
  • Andre’ Ramon Bryant, DM
  • Natasha Hines, DM/IST
  • Ricky A. Gallaway, DM
  • Alice C. Clark-Harris, DM
  • Paulette R. Mack, EDD
  • Claude L. Cable, DBA
  • Vera F. Cole, EDD/ET
Dissertation Abstract(s): 

Online Versus Blended Learning: Learning Spanish as a Second Language Via Multimodal Methods

Author: 
Soledad Garcia-King
Program of study: 
Ed.D./ET
Abstract: 
The purpose of this quantitative descriptive comparative study was to compare the efficacy of multimodal technology as an instructional language acquisition tool in Spanish second language courses i

One-to-one Mobile Technology and Standardized Testing: A Quantitative Ex Post Facto Study

Author: 
Aquil F. Bayyan, Sr.
Program of study: 
Ed.D./ET
Abstract: 
This quantitative, ex post facto study examined the impact a districtwide high school one-to-one mobile technology initiative had on the number of 10th grade students in the Forney Independent Schoo

Hispanic Males' Perceptions of Higher Education for Leadership Development

Author: 
Luis R. Ramos
Program of study: 
D.M./IST
Abstract: 
The purpose of this qualitative instrumental single case study was to examine the perceptions of Hispanic male students about the role of seeking a higher education for their leadership development

A Quantitative Study of Nursing Faculty's Personal and Professional Use of Technology

Author: 
Jamie L. Vargo-Warran
Program of study: 
D.M./IST
Abstract: 
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to determine if there is a relationship between nursing faculty’s acceptance and intent to use technology, with the adoption of informatics i

Narrative Inquiry: Development of Instructional Design Material by External Instructional Systems Designers

Author: 
Randi Scott Sweeney
Program of study: 
D.M./IST
Abstract: 
The company-employed instructional system designer (ISD) may develop instructional design material (IDM) using the experience the company-employed ISD has as an employee, within the boundaries of sp

The Lived Experiences of Hispanic High School Dropouts Along the U.S.-Mexico Border: A Phenomenological Study

Author: 
Prisci Roca Tipton
Program of study: 
D.B.A.
Abstract: 
More than 24 million students have dropped out of high school in the past four decades, and Hispanic students accounted for 25% of these dropouts.

Productivity Change of Medical Practice Staff with Use of Electronic Health Records

Author: 
Freddy Bécquer Moncayo Suárez
Program of study: 
D.M./IST
Abstract: 
A quantitative, retrospective panel study was conducted to explore the change in the staff productivity over time with use of electronic health records (EHRs).

A Phenomenological Study of Ex-foster Care Hispanic and African American Women's Perceptions During Secondary Education

Author: 
Sylvia Galvez
Program of study: 
Ed.D./CI
Abstract: 
The purpose of the qualitative research was to explore how ex-foster care Hispanic and African America women, ages 19-26 perceived the challenges of secondary education while they lived in group hom

Entering the Global Engineering Market: A Correlational Study of Cultural Intelligence and Market Orientation

Author: 
Stephen R. Galati
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
Faced with increasing domestic competition from non-U.S. firms and a growing global marketplace, U.S.-based engineering firms have turned their focus to globalizing their services.

Perceptions of Information Technology Specialists Regarding Securing Re-employment After Offshoring Displacement

Author: 
Ricky A. Gallaway
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this qualitative exploratory case study was to explore why some IT specialists, after experiencing unemployment because of corporate offshoring, acquired gainful re-employment, wherea

Nextgen System Implementation Successes and Challenges for FAA Senior Executives: A Qualitative Descriptive Case Study

Author: 
Alice C. Clark-Harris
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
The purpose of the qualitative descriptive case study was to describe the successes and challenges of implementing strategies and processes for FAA NextGen (Segment Bravo) second round system techno

A Qualitative Phenomenological Study of African American Males Who Drop Out of High School

Author: 
Paulette R. Mack
Program of study: 
Ed.D.
Abstract: 
The problem of African American males dropping out of high school prior to obtaining their high school diploma has been a major issue for schools, society, and families.

Adjunct Instructors' Perceptions of Integrating Rich-media Technology in Their College Classrooms: A Qualitative Study

Author: 
Vera F. Cole
Program of study: 
Ed.D./ET
Abstract: 
This qualitative descriptive case study investigated the perspectives of adjunct instructors regarding the use of rich-media technology in their college classrooms.
September, 2016