Theses and dissertations produced by graduate students at Benerd College, Gladys L. Benerd School of Education and all previous iterations of the college.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Dissertation: Faculty adaptation to emerging instructional technologies in higher education, Marilyn Murrillo

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Dissertation: Improving Teacher Retention by Addressing Teachers' Compassion Fatigue, Jacquelyn Ollison

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Dissertation: Early Childhood Teacher Educators Perception of Their Own Critical Reflection on Race, Ethnicity, and Culture, Nicole Denise Porter

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Dissertation: Exploring the Attitudes and Beliefs of Audiology Students About People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Nancy Grosz Sager

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Dissertation: KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS’ PERSPECTIVES ON AND USAGE OF PICTURE BOOKS IN EFL CLASSROOMS IN SHANGHAI, Yuan Shi

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Dissertation: Factors underlying high school mathematics teachers' perceptions of challenging math tasks, Mariya Anne Sullivan

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Dissertation: The effects of design thinking on students' career self-efficacy in career guidance courses, Zhongmiao Sun

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Dissertation: Early Care and Education Testimonios at the Borderlands, Jennifer Torres Siders

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Dissertation: Dialogue During Team Problem Solving Using Visual Representation Boundary Objects: A Case Study, Julie Marie Webb

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Dissertation: The Effects of the Flipped Classroom Model on Students' Learning in a College English Class in Shanghai, China, Xiaoying Wei

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Dissertation: EXPLORING LEADERSHIP IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT OF CHINESE GENERATION Z STUDENT LEADERS, Juan Mille Xu

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Dissertation: THE EFFECTS OF AN IDEAL-L2-SELF-BASED INTERVENTION ON SECOND LANGAUGE MOTIVATION OF COLLEGE ENGLISH MAJORS IN CHINA, Yue Yang

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Thesis: TEACHERS’ SELF-EFFICACY BELIEFS IN RELATION TO PERCEIVED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY AND TEACHING PRACTICES: AN INVESTIGATION OF CHINESE PRIMARY ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (EFL) TEACHERS, Yun Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Dissertation: Evaluating Dental Students’ Preferences of the Current Assessment Methods Used in Dental Education and their Impact on Learning Approaches, Hanadi Alenezi

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Dissertation: Psychological, Academic and Demographic Variables Affecting Students’ Academic Achievement Among First Year College Students in Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Alonazi

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Thesis: The Impact of Donald Trump’s Tweets on College Student Civic Engagement in Relation to his Perceived Credibility and Expertise, Thalia Bobadilla

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Dissertation: SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY RESPONSES TO UNEXCUSED ABSENCES, Zachary Boswell

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Dissertation: Formation of Professional Identity: Elementary Teachers Who Transition to University-Based Teacher Education, Patricia L. Burgess

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Dissertation: Effects of Sustained Attention on the Social Skills of Assertion, Cooperation, Self Control, and Peer Competence, Amy Jean Burns

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Dissertation: It is better: An autoethnographic study; "why" it is and the perceived protective factors along the way, Michael Dennis Cowan

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Dissertation: STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SUPPORT WHILE ATTENDING A FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Laurie J. Koehler Crawford

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Dissertation: Incivility and Abrasive Conduct in Institutions of Higher Learning and the Ombuds Role, Hector Escalante

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Dissertation: RATE OF GROWTH IN SPANISH-SPEAKING ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS RECEIVING INTERVENTION THROUGH MULTITIERED SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT, Diana Gilbert

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Dissertation: Increasing Blacks' Representation and Utilization on the Bone Marrow Registry: An action-oriented needs assessment, Indria Gillespie

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Dissertation: Social and Emotional Effects of a School Lottery on Gifted Adolescents: A Retrospective, Adrianne Michelle Go-Miller

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Dissertation: A case study on the perceived impact of elementary school departmentalization on teacher math self-efficacy, Rich Thomas Haley III

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Dissertation: Family child care providers' perceptions of quality of training in the early head start program, Carmen Zuleyma Hercules

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Dissertation: Testimonio of a Migrant English Language Learner (ELL), Steven Thomas Hoy

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Dissertation: Issues of equity among team members in special education: Voices of parents new to special education, Amanda R. Johnson

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Dissertation: West meets East: An exploration of the ways American university development officers can build guanxi with Chinese parents, Jinrui Zhang Mone

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Balanced Literacy and its Impact on the Reading Development of African American Students, Kelley E. Odipo

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Dissertation: ROLES OF PARENTS’ CAPITALS IN CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, Liping Pan

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Dissertation: Institutional diffusion and implementation of internationalization in higher education: A case study of G University, Yiwei Qiu

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Dissertation: ELEMENTARY TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF CHILDREN LIVING IN CONDITIONS OF POVERTY, Terri J. Robinson

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Thesis: The Influences of a Mariachi Education on Student Perceptions of Academic Achievement, Academic Attainment, and Student Engagement, Victoria Lynn Smith

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Dissertation: African American faculty: A study of their experiences related to intercultural competence at predominantly white institutions, Hervey A. Taylor III

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Dissertation: Applying Cooperative Development in Exploring College English Teaching in a Large Class Format in China, Fan Yang

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Dissertation: Co-Teaching: Loss of professional space from the perspective of special education and general education teachers, Cordelia Azumi Yates

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Dissertation: THE EFFECT OF AN ORFF-BASED CURRICULUM ON SOCIAL EMOTIONAL COMPETENCE OF MIGRANT CHILDREN IN A SUBURBAN KINDERGARTEN IN SHANGHAI, Yuanyang Yue

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: AVID's Effect on Metacognitive Development of 9th Graders in Two Comprehensive High Schools, Timothy A. Bugno

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An investigation of the relationships between professional development, teacher efficacy and teacher stress among teachers in Shanghai public primary schools, Xun Bu

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Individual and Organizational Factors That Influence Principal Longevity in Charter Management Organizations: Does Gender Matter?, Kat Ellison

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Social and emotional learning: A case study of the practices and systems within a caring middle school community, Carla Ruth Clawson Hoffman

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The Relationship Between Job Burnout of Kindergarten Teachers in Shanghai and their Personality Traits, Yue Hu

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Impact of Group Mentoring on the Professional Development of Early Childhood Teachers in a Shanghai Kindergarten, Lingyun Lu

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Charter Schools That Do Not Suspend, Nate Monley

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Attitudes of chinese preschool teachers towards inclusion of students with special needs in relation to teacher self-efficacy and school climate, Chao Sun

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Shanghai kindergarten teachers' beliefs about engagement in Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the context of educational reform, Bingjie Zou

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The association between learning preferences and preferred methods of assessment of dental students, Phil Buchanan

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Whiteness in Public School Administration: A Critical Narrative Approach to Understanding How Insider Superintendents Communicate With Their Administrative Staff Members, Michael K. Bunch

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The mediating effect of resistance to peer influence on identity and future outlook by friendship quality in adolescence, Jessica M. Butelo

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Autism spectrum disorder in kindergarten and transitional kindergarten: Teachers' self-perceived ability to meet the needs of students transitioning from early intervention behavior therapy programs, Shane P. Conklin

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A Phenomenological Inquiry into the Process of Teaching Jazz Improvisation, Roger G. Coss

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Women and Philanthropy in Higher Education: A Collective Case Study of Major Donors, Michele Lynn Lahti Tunnell

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Dissertation: Yuli's story: Using educational policy to achieve cultural genocide, Katrina Johnson Leon

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Second language vocabulary acquisition through storybook reading for Chinese children, Ting Lyu

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Curriculum, transition and employment of individuals with disabilities: Interconnections, relationships and perspectives, Darren Margie

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A case study of key stakeholders' perceptions of the learning center's effectiveness for English learners at a district in Central California, Norma Leticia Nava

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The effects of early services on the relationship between children with behavior problems and low IQ and maternal education, Kara R. Pancella

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Influences of co-teaching in student teaching on pre-service teachers' teacher efficacy, Robin K. Perry

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Factors Influencing College Readiness: Supports and Barriers Experienced by Academically Resilient First-Generation Hispanic Males, Amy C. Peterman

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The Constructed Souls of the (Mis-Schooled) Black Males: Rediscovering and Exposing Greatness within Black Males, Lawrence A. Rasheed

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Urban school challenges: Implementation and sustainability of positive behavioral interventions and supports, Christina N. Rusk

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Moderating effect of teacher-student bond on the relationship between parent-child attachment and adolescent outcomes, Ella R. Sargent

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Transitional Kindergarten teacher preparedness and staff development support, Allison Silva

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: TELLING THE “OTHER” STORY BEYOND THE “MODEL MINORITY” AND “JUVENILE DELINQUENT”: HMONG AMERICAN STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCES IN SECONDARY EDUCATION, Chanthou Thoeun

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: "I never seen myself going to college": An intimate inquiry of foster alumni in higher education, Melinda A. Westland

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The effects of peer tutoring on first-grade middle school students' English reading achievement and self-esteem in China, Binbin Wu

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Parenting Styles, Parental Involvement and Kindergarten Children's Readiness for Elementary School in Shanghai, China, Xiaoying Xia

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Dissertation: Suicide postvention plans: Are schools prepared to adjust to the new normal, Wendi Aghily

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Evaluation of faculty perceptions of online dental education in the Kuwait University Faculty of Dentistry, Hanadi Alenezi

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Sensitive fathering as a moderator between maternal depression and adolsecent internalizing and externalizing behavior, Abigail N. Allen

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Pre-doctoral implant dentistry education: Trends, issues, and perspectives, Fawaz Alzoubi

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Sports as a moderator of the effect of parent marital status and belongingness on achievement and behavior, Joelle E. Aud

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Smaller class size, tutoring, physical education, and professional development: Perception of Saudi Arabia female teachers for improving the academic achievement of Saudi Arabia high school girls, Nada Y. Beati

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The Brotherhood of Blackness: A Phenomenological Investigation Into the Lived Experiences of African American Male High School Graduates in a Northern California City, Roxanne Brown-Garcia

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Dissertation: Students and Faculty Indivisible: Crafting a Higher Education Culture of Flourishing, Eileen K. Camfield

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Dissertation: Developing individualized education programs with culturally and linguistically diverse families from low-income homes : a heuristic inquiry of special education teachers, Kristen E. Clark

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An experimental study of methods to teach college students standard drink measures and pouring accuracy using the red cup, Heather C. Dunn Carlton

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: School counselors in action reframing professional development to engage families, Jacalyn M. Griffen

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Examining the role of instructional rounds as a catalyst in building a learning organization, Jill Kikuye Hatanaka

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Forensic Participation as a Contributor to Students' Critical Thinking Skills at the College Level in China: A Multiple Case Study, Yanan Hu

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The teaching of Shanghainese in Shanghai kindergartens, Yanyan Li

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Acquisition development and demonstration of grit among latina teachers from the central San Joaquin Valley, Jane Virginia Mitchell

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The impact of educational policy changes upon elementary school teachers' instructional practices, Merced Romero Jr.

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The academic effect of an intensive reading intervention program at a rural California middle school using data from a one year program, Kenneth D. Spencer

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Peer mentorship and cultural capital among high school students, Crescentia Fatima Thomas

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Factors influencing perceptions of teachers : the role of locus of control and academic perceptions of self, Eugenia P. Villalpando

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The development of assessment literacy in Chinese pre-service primary teachers, Bing Yan

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Voices of male teachers in Shanghai public kindergarten: A phenomenological study, Yan Yang

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The effectiveness of a creativity course on developing Chinese design students' creative thinking, Hua Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An analysis of the relationship between teacher trust and achievement for students of Latino and White ethnicities, Debra Bukko

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Entrepreneurial high school: An evaluation and feasibility study of a conceptual school model, Bradley J. Butcher

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An analysis of the industry employment intentions of undergraduate freshmen in Shanghai majoring in tourism and hospitality management utilizing motivation and demographic information, Baoqing Cheng

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Exploration of the interaction between risk and protective factors within the cultural construct of five male academically resilient Latino college graduates, Jesse Angel Coronado

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: To Whom It May Concern: A Peer Support Group on Facebook™, Carrie A. Davenport

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The pedagogical characteristics of advanced technology education-funded professional development for community college faculty, Cassandra Dulin

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The effect of cognitive bias video instruction on high school biology student acceptance of evolution: Implications for teachers and educational leaders, Ansel Eayrs

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The role of teacher-child relationships in characterizing early mother-child attachment influences on behavior problems in preschool, Yuehui Fu

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Former foster youth in the college setting: Bridging the gaps on the road to success, Stacy Heldman-Holguin