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 2010

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Skill sets required for environmental engineering and where they are learned, Kathaleen Reed

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: What can the Community Involvement Program tell us about alumni giving at the University of the Pacific, Ines Marta Ruiz-Huston

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Language development for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing using “Step Up to Writing”, Leanne Russell

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Examining the relationship between emotional intelligence competencies and student persistence factors for full-time, traditional-aged college undergraduate students, Daniel J. Shipp

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Ugandan immigrant students' perceptions of barriers to academic achievement in American high schools, Denis Ssekannyo

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: New transfer partners : California community colleges and private for-profit four-year institutions, Alice C. van Ommeren

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The exploration of teacher methods in student engagement, Christine Curlee Whitaker

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Access to care for special health care patients: Preparing the profession for the growing need in northern California, Allen Wong

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Revenue generating and profitability practices of university-based continuing dental education programs, Jane F. Wright-Hayes

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: CAMBRA: An examination of change in the dental profession, Douglas Young

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Academic achievement factors in children with chronic illness: A report based on the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, from the Study of Early Child Care, Sheava T. Zadeh

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: From “no go” to “Yo Co”: Smithsonian adminstrators' perceptions of Public Affairs strategies to create relationships to attract, educate, & retain Young Cosmopolitans, Elisa Maria Barosso

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Perceived factors influencing post-secondary enrollment and economic stability of single and married mothers in Utah, Angelina M. Campos-Rosenthal

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Perceptions of critical strategies and challenges for shaping Masters' programs in public relations in California universities, Gina Rae Carranza

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Closing the academic achievement gap: Perceived responsibilities and practices of site level administrators from high -achieving, high poverty schools, Michael V. Gonzales

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Skills, duties, and responsibilties of regional campus leaders, David Dean Gualco

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Instructional leaders' perceptions of the impact of AB 1725 on faculty hiring in California community colleges, Cathleen Hebert-Swartzer

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Association between criminal thinking and reading level, Karen L. Heintschel

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Students' perceptions of the admissions process for a program for internationally -trained dentists, Patricia Ann King

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The elementary and middle school principals' role in the involvement of Mong parents in their children's education, Xue Wang Lee

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Developing teaching expertise in dental education, Lucinda J. Lyon

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An analysis of Stockton Unified School District's 7th grade student performance and behavior in year one of its K–8 elementary schools configuration, Charlene Mah

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Short-term certificates: Case studies of three California community colleges, D. Stan Mattoon

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The role of the Campus Technologist in diffusing innovation at a Central Texas high school, Sandra J. Melendez

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The voices of the disenfranchised: An investigation of the perceptions of African American high school students, Shawnterra Angelique Moore-Thomas

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The accuracy of dental students' perception of their learning in relation to their actual conceptual learning, Gitta Radjaeipour

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Predicting first-time freshman persistence at California State University, Bakersfield: Exploring a new model, Ron Radney

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Elementary school principals' knowledge and perceptions of research-based substance abuse and violence prevention programs, Angela A. Reynolds

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The responsibilities and leadership attributes of principals in opening newly constructed schools, Joseph Santos

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The meaning and perceived effects of a spiritual retreat for adolescent males with personal/interpersonal problems, Paul C. Seishas

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Examining the impact of selected metacognitive strategies on learning disabled African American students, Syed T. Shah

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Elementary school principals' knowledge of literacy development and instruction and students' reading achievement, Carol A. Sherrill

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Access to oral health care for vulnerable populations in California, Paul Elliott Subar

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Effectiveness of contextual approaches to developmental math in California community colleges, Walter Charles Wiseley

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Economically disadvantantaged students : perceptions and the acquisition of self-efficacy, Maria Sayil Camacho

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: New construction and modernization within the community college system of California: Two satellite campus deans' perspectives regarding urban campus construction for the San Francisco city college system, Shannon M. Cantrell

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: “The light in which we are”: Evolution of Indian identity in the schooling of Native Americans in the United States, Michael Philip Capurso

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Crisis planning at private residential institutions of higher education in Northern California, Hans H. Chun

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: The influence of recruiters' perceptions of student emotional intelligence competencies on advancement to second round interviews, Deborah Donnini Crane

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: No child of an incarcerated parent left behind, Marselline Anne Diller

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Leadership: Decision -making process for educational innovation, John M. Dixon

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Innovative developmental education: Student perceptions of the Watsonville Digital Bridge Academy, Maria T. Escobedo

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Selection criteria used by site administrators for preparation practices for California Standards Tests in mathematics, Carla J. Frost

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Perceptions of campus climate by university students of color: Implications for practice, Maria Garcia-Sheets

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The effect of music and imagery to induce relaxation and reduce nausea and emesis in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment, Maria Montserrat Gimeno i Doménech

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Restorative justice: Reconceptualizing school disciplinary theory and practice, Michele Villarreal Hamilton

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Dickinson tributaries in the watershed of music education: Martha Dickinson Bond (1856–1936) and Clarence Dickinson (1873–1969), Elizabeth Haydon Keithcart

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The stories of public school teachers who hold doctorates: A narrative study, Christine Marie Kerfoot

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Defining and imparting professional behavior in physical therapist educational programs: Perspectives of selected senior faculty, Tamara L. Little

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Chicanos in education : an examination of the 1968 east Los Angeles student walkouts!, Mariana I. Martinez Garcia

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Dissertation: The intersection of identity construction & learning approach : the experience of college students with psychological disorders, Shauna K. Moriarty

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Assessing the development of intercultural sensitivity gained through the domestic experiences of first year students, Alicia Montana Morrell

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Greek : the impact of media on the stereotyping of social fraternities and sororities, Kari A. Murphy

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Issues of technology adoption in 9–12 computer based instruction, Terri L. Nuckols

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Sustaining synergy in an intersegmental partnership, Elisa Marie Orosco

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The moral and academic tacit curriculum in higher education, Linda Sue Thomas

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Community violence exposure and adolescents' academic functioning, Jennifer C. Thom

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The reported shared experiences of six single mothers raising sons, Karen G. Twaddell

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: High school principals: Understanding how *experience affects performance on the job, Frederick Joel Van Vleck

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A study of factors affecting educational aspiration for selected students in China, Qian (Joy) Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Greek leadership courses : participation and changes in student leadership practices, David Alexander Adams

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Evaluation of Nigerian immigrant parenting practices in preparing their children for college, Osagie Festus Amayo

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Closing the Latino student achievement gap: Best practices of Title I school principals, Bryan Dennis Boyd

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An analysis of SB740's effects on California's nonclassroom-based charter schools' expenditure decisions, Trygve Rolff Christensen

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Elementary school principals' perceptions of teacher evaluation practices, Paul Travis Friedman

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The application of ethical principles in decision making between beginning, intermediate, and journeyman educational administrators, Timothy J. Fulenwider

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The rationale behind a small school district superintendent's decision to hire a facilities manager, Felicisimo Capucao Garcera

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Homeless clients' perceptions of differences between Continuum of Care and Housing First programs, Judy Hemington

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: *Policy analysis of state and federal educational accountability legislation and its implementation in California high schools, Shirley Ann (Delp) Houser

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The development and experience of the secondary emotion of pride in six- and seven-year-old children in a social context, Brian K. Huff

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An examination of the effects of experience on the ethical decision making of elementary school principals, Thomas P. Irvin

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Initiating residential learning communities: Critical elements and practice, Steven P. Jacobson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Developing expertise in higher education fundraising: A conceptual framework, Paul I. Lanning Jr.

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The perceptions of African American fourth grade students about their school experience, Katie Coleman Peters

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Middle school principal's perceptions of the role and function of the assistant principalship, Donald L. Phillips

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Principal behaviors and practices that support the development of a standards-based instructional system, Renee D. Regacho-Anaclerio

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Advancing teacher leadership capacity: Teacher -leaders' perceptions of social and organizational structures on teacher-leader to teacher interactions, Jodi Hawkins Revis

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Veteran teachers' perspectives on teacher evaluation and how they want to be evaluated, Fabio Robles

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The connection between teacher preparation and the retention of beginning teachers, Felicia Anne-Marie Rodoni-Wilson

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Dissertation: Mastery learning and the essentials of critical care orientation : a heuristic participant evaluation, Mitchell J. Seal

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Pregnant/parenting adolescents: Their attachment organization and selected psychosocial factors, Ruth J. Shaeffer

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A collective case study of pupil truancy and the effects upon student behavior within academic and social contexts, Timothy Shironaka

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Critical components of effective programs that offer alternative routes to certification, Sarah K. Solari-Vaccarezza

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Curriculum integration in one elementary afterschool program, Trinity Tracy

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Reasons that deter qualified females from positions in school site administration, Suzan L. Turner

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Connections between student perceptions of quality in online distance education and retention, Francis V. Uwagie-Ero

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: School attendance following cancer diagnosis: A report based on the childhood cancer survivor study, Eric G. Waldon

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Dissertation: Female superintendents: Perceived barriers and successful strategies used to attain the superintendency in California, Denise M. Wickham

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Retention and recruitment of research -based highly qualified teachers in suburban, urban, and rural secondary mathematics departments across northern California, Raymond A. Woodbeck

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Investigation of teacher and administrative practices regarding gifted students in middle schools, Ricardy J. Anderson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Environmental sustainability programs in higher education: Policies, practices and curriculum strategies, Carol Ann Brodie

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Teachers, faith, and coping: An investigation, Rebecca Lynn Fawns

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Multiple case study of the fiscal conditions that exist in five California school districts under state receivership, Christine Lizardi Frazier

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Superintendent and school board relations: A comparative study of collaborative governance preferences by superintendents and school board presidents, Kenneth K. Geisick

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Perceptions of business partners and ROC /P secondary educators as to the role of and motivation for advisory committee participation, Beverly J. Goldie

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Mandatory fitness testing and elementary physical education teachers' curriculum decision-making processes, Darrin Kitchen

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Increasing mathematics achievement of Mexican immigrant students: Instructional policy and classroom practice, Carol J. Kohn

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The impact of library information literacy instruction on the subsequent academic performance of community college students in online courses, Evia Briggs Moore

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: A comparison of college student moral reasoning and tendency toward choosing service learning courses, Abigail M. Nathanson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Community vision and the development of a small high school, Matthew Thomas Roberts