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 2011

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Thesis: Professional success for music majors : understanding the experiences of those who have achieved, Jonathan Lucas Hess

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Emotional intelligence and its link to public relations education, Timothy Lent Howard

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Cognitive development and the attainment of critical thinking skills in associate degree nursing students, Karen Odle Ippolito

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Hands-on equations program: An approach to teaching linear equations using manipulatives, Amelia Jimenez

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Impact of the M.O.V.E. curriculum on students' foundational learning about sustainability, Fiona N. Kelly

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Building and sustaining a culture of assessment: How student affairs programs assess and contribute to student learning and development in the co-curricular and curricular environments, Mylon J. Kirksy

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An analysis of California elementary school principals' utilization of time management strategies, Deirdre Marsh-Girardi

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Dissertation: Assessment of case-based integrated learning as a part of dental curriculum reform, Nader A. Nadershahi

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Career choices for foreign-educated dentists, Gabriela Pitigoi-Aron

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A framework for synchronous web-based professional development: Measuring the impact of webinar instruction, Rachel L. Rich

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Analyzing factors that AVID students perceive important in making financial decisions about paying for college, Deanne Rivera

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An analysis of the impact of parent education level and family income on the academic achievement of students of Hispanic and white ethnicities, Scott M. Siegel

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Parental motivation for enrolling a child in a two-way immersion language program, Barbara L. Silver

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The efficacy in the development and implementation of the California high school exit exam and the eighth-grade algebra 1 policy, Theresa A. Stovall

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The relationship between eleventh-grade varsity sports participation and academic achievement, George S. Sziraki Jr.

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Teachers' professional development experiences: Implications for teaching practice, Teresa M. Vail

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Factors that may contribute to the placement of Latino English language learners in special education: Perceptions of Directors of Special Education in California, Dante Alvarez

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Understanding the impact of leadership coursework on students' perceptions of self as leader, Adrianna E. G. Andrews-Brown

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The impact of an English language learner professional development program on teacher perception of preparedness and practice, Laraine A. Aragon

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Perspectives on learning in a continuation high school: Voices of male Hispanic students, Alexander M. Arcega

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: First-generation college students and greek membership : understanding college experiences through the lens of community cultural wealth, Molly M. Bechtel

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An analysis of the factors that motivate undergraduate alumni donors at University of the Pacific based on social exchange theory, Janet Schellhase Dial

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: English learner professional development strategies: Administrators' perceived perception in readiness for implementation, Marta Elena Escobar

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Leadership self-efficacy in university co-curricular programs, Andrew R. Fields

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Thesis: The experience of students who identify as Jewish and Greek : influences on spiritual development, Alexandra D. Froehlich

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Principals' perceptions of teacher evaluation practices in an urban school district, Shana N. Henry Barton

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Securing supplemental revenue in private elementary school: A case study of one Jewish community day school, Marcie Lorin Lane

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Male nurses: Gender -based barriers in nursing school, Nho Le-Hinds

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A balancing act: Managing the tension between competitive outcomes and educational development in collegiate athletics, Michael E. Lorenzen

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The difference in the academic achievement of Hispanic high school students based on the theme of the small learning community, Beate M. Winter Martinez

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The importance of having warm and caring teachers for children with behavior problems, Joseph B. Miller

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Small learning communities versus small schools: Describing the difference in the academic achievement of African American high school students, Carol L. Owens

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The use of technology in relation to community college faculty characteristics and instructional environments, Kimberly A. Perry

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The effects of therapeutic morning meetings as a socio-emotional, behavioral, and academic intervention on middle school students with emotional disturbance, Bryan A. Pfitzer

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Characteristics & perceived skills of California Community College Chief Financial Officers: A profile of characteristics & perceived skills and responsibilities, George Austin Railey Jr.

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The roles of elementary school administrators and the obstacles they encounter in the process of implementing and maintaining dual immersion programs in California, Anel-Janeth Ramirez

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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