Dissertation/Major Practical Project Abstracts

Below we have provided a list of dissertations (with links to abstracts) of Taft University graduates. Some graduates have chosen to publish at Openthesis.org or ERIC.ed.gov. You may want to check these sites first prior to requesting the full version from Taft.

A CAUSAL-COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING Johnson, Cara M.; 2019

USE OF GUIDED REFLECTION TOOLS IN COLLABORATIVE HEALTH CARE SETTINGS FOLLOWING SIMULATED LEARNING Westbury, Laury A.; 2018

SCHOOL ORGANIZATION: THE IMPACT OF TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AT KINGS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BRAZZAVILLE Viban, Laura Jumbam; 2018

A STUDY OF TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR PERCEPTIONS OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES IN SUBURBAN SCHOOLS Theroux Jr, Edward M.; 2018

DOES A STRONG U.S. DOLLAR MAKE FOR A WEAK LUXURY MARKET IN LAS VEGAS? Stevens IV, Edward Richard; 2019

INTEGRATING GAMIFICATION INTO MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION: A QUALITATIVE EXPLORATORY CASE STUDY ON THE PERCEPTIONS OF TEACHERS AT THE FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADE LEVEL Smith, Nicola; 2018

STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION AS A SOURCE OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: A MIXED METHODS APPROACH Rykowski, Edward; 2019

AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT AS VIABLE SUMMATIVE EVALUATION Palmer, Jedediah B.; 2017

OVERCOMING CULTURE SHOCK WHILE WORKING AS AN EXPATRIATE IN AFRICA: CASE STUDY ACCRA GHANA Osasona, Pauline Nneka; 2018

MICROBUSINESS MARKETING WITH NO TIME, NO MONEY, AND NO EXPERTISE – RESEARCH AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING MARKETING RESULTS FOR MICROBUSINESSES Krueger, George B.; 2019

TRANSFORMATIONAL CULTURAL CHANGE: ADDRESSING SKILL GAPS AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN STM PUBLISHING Kincaid, Shontay; 2018

A QUANTITATIVE CORRELATION STUDY: THE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG CAPITAL STRUCTURE, TAKEOVER LIKELIHOOD AND TAKEOVER PREMIUMS Johnson, Howard E.; 2017

EXPECTATIONS TOWARD SPECIAL NEED STUDENTS Hogle, Jared; 2019

ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES: A SCHOOL LEADERSHIP CRISIS Hill, Jerell; 2018

THE EFFECTS OF ONE-TO-ONE LAPTOP PROGRAMS IN LOW SOCIOECONOMIC PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Goldfuss, Jamie H.; 2018

DESIGNING FOR DIVERSITY: CREATING FIRE DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE READY FOR THEIR DYNAMIC WORKFORCE Cullingford, Alice; 2018

POST DISASTER RECONSTRUCTION AND RESILIENCE, FROM AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE Crowley, Adrian; 2018

MAXSYS STRATEGIC PLAN 2018-2028 Brulotte, Bryan; 2018

A STRATEGIC PLANNING TOOL TO REDUCE THE CONSEQUENCES OF POOR HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION (HOA) MANAGEMENT Blount-Stewart, Larraine L.; 2018

ASSESSMENT OF A PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL PROGRAM AT A MAJOR UNIVERSITY Al-Thani, Maha; 2019

PLANNED SOLUTIONS, INC BUSINESS TRANSITION PLAN: IMPLEMENTING A TRANSITION FROM A SOLO-ADVISOR TO AN ENSEMBLE BUSINESS MODEL Armer, Chase W.; 2017

THE IMPACT OF PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS ON TEACHER MORALE IN THE CYBER SCHOOL Van Sande, Kelly R.; 2018.

THE MODERATING EFFECTS OF EMOTIONAL LABOR BETWEEN AGREEABLENESS AND EMOTIONAL EXHAUSTION IN K-12 TEACHERS Jackson, Robert; 2018.

HAS THE USE OF RESPONSE TO INSTRUCTION IN THE MATANUSKA-SUSITNA BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT PROVEN TO BE THE BEST METHOD FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY? A PHENOMENOLOGICAL CASE STUDY Bauer, Sherri L.; 2018.

FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE SUCCESS OF MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS USING ENGINEERING CONSULTING BUSINESS AS A CASE STUDY Iskander, Alex; 2017.

THE EXECUTIVE IMPACT ON POST -MERGER AND ACQUISITION SUSTAINABILITY: A QUANTITATIVE EXPLANATORY STUDY Ahrens, Elizabeth B.; 2017.

EVALUATION OF THE RESTRUCTURED AMTHEMATICS CLASSES AT NORTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT COMMUNITY COLLEGE Sawyers, Hillary S.; 2017.

ASSESSING CONTINUITY OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN A FEDERAL WORKING CAPITAL ORGANIZATION: SHAPING 21ST CENTURY PUBLIC SERVANT LEADERS Riley, Shane C.; 2017.

AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT AS VIABLE SUMMATIVE EVALUATION Palmer, Jedediah B.; 2017.

A QUANTITATIVE CORRELATION STUDY: THE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG CAPITAL STRUCTURE, TAKEOVER LIKELIHOOD AND TAKEOVER PREMIUMS Johnson, Howard E.; 2017.

VOICES FROM THE NAVASOTA GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER SCHOOLS: A CURRICULUM Gilbert, Patrick; 2017.

THE NATURAL UTILIZATION OF POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS) STRATEGIES AND ITS EFFECTS ON STUDENT BEHAVIOR, TEACHER STRESS, JOB SATISFACTION, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Genovese, Adam M.; 2017.

THE IMPACT OF THE CARDEN METHODOLGY ON HIGH SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT Vignocchi, Antonia A.; 2016.

TOWARD UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGY IN SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN A SINGLE ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING: A QUALITATIVE CASE STUDY Caruso, Shirley J.; 2016.

MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS THAT AFFECT SMALL BUSINESS SURVIVAL Long, Jamey M.; 2016.

THE EFFECTS OF EMERGENT LITERACY: A TWENTY-EIGHT DAY INFANT READING STUDY Lowe, Danielle F.; 2016.

REAL ESTATES SALES METHODS AND MOTIVATION A REAL ESTATE TRAINING PROGRAM Middlebrooks, Robert; 2016.

ELEMENTARY TEACHERS’ EXPERIENCES OF DEPARTMENTALIZED INSTRUCTION AND ITS IMPACT ON STUDENT AFFECT Minott, Robert Charles; 2016.

THE IMPACT ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT FOLLOWING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON THE PRINCIPLES OF FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT DeNome, Evonne C.; 2015.

COMPASSION AND CARING IN CORRECTIONAL NURSING Koenig, Alexis M.; 2015.

DEVELOPMENT OF A PROJECT-BASED LEARNING CURRICULUM FOR SPANISH WITH AN EVALUATION AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Barraza-Mancilla, Ruth Viviana; 2014.

A STUDY COMPARING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT BETWEEN A PRIVATE PROVIDER OF ONLINE LEARNING AND TRADITIONAL CLASSROOMS Burton, Jamin Lee; 2014.

DEVELOPMENT OF A WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERS ON THE USE OF STORYTELLING TO CONVEY ORGANIZATIONAL BELIEFS Morrison, Scott Bradley; 2014.

THE DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A SHORT-TERM ACADEMY TO IMPROVE SELF-REGULATION SKILLS Ratliff, Susan S.; 2014.

EVALUATING THE CLASSIFICATION VALIDITY OF DIBELS AS A UNIVERSAL SCREENING MEASURE FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS Miller, Mona R.; 2013.

THE PASO ROBLES DUAL IMMERSION PROGRAM: A QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS Peterson, Ann M.; 2008.

CASE STUDY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL TRAITS OF MEDAL WINNERS IN THE SHILOH SCHOOL ACADEMIC PENTATHLON DeLong, David L.; 2007.

RUBRIC USE TO IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING OF THE MAIN IDEA IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS O’Neill, Debbie A.; 2007.

A COMPARISON OF STUDENT GRADES TO ALASKA STANDARDS-BASED ASSESSMENT SCORES, COUPLED WITH TEACHER GRADING PRACTICES Stewart, Sam; 2007.

THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN UTAH Whitaker, Judy E.; 2007.

THE EFFECT OF MOBILITY ON TEXAS ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TEST SCORES Alvarez, Ray T.; 2006.

THERAPEUTIC BOARDING SCHOOL EDUCATION AND AT-RISK ADOLESCENTS A SUSTAINABILITY STUDY OF ADOLESCENT STUDENTS EXPERIENCING EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN A COMPLETE ENVIRONMENT DESIGNED TO ACHIEVE BALANCED AND INTEGRATED SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL HEALTH WITH ONGOING INTELLECTUAL MATURITY AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY Bentz, Rudolph J.; 2006.

WILLIAMS SYNDROME: A CASE STUDY APPROACH Biel, Mary Lou; 2006.

TEACHER EFFICACY AND STATE-MANDATED PROGRAMS: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE IMPACT ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Shaw, Shirley J.; 2006.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS ON CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT Skjeveland, Jamie S.; 2006.

GROUP PROJECTS IN PRACTICE: A SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDY Wilson, Mary E.; 2006.

AN EXAMINATION OF SCHOOL SAFETY PLANS IN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH GRADES: THEIR CURRENCY, IMPLEMENTATION, AND ADMINISTRATIVE PERCEPTIONS OF “PERSISTENTLY DANGEROUS” Bouchard, Beckie L.; 2005.

JAPANESE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: THE IMPACT OF MOTIVATION Kato, Sawako; 2005.

IDENTIFYING THE GAP BETWEEN THE NEEDS OF THE GIFTED/LEARNING DISABLED (TWICE-EXCEPTIONAL) HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED Lewis, Lucie K.; 2005.

A CASE AND FIELD STUDY ON THE RECRUITMENT, RETENTION AND TURNOVER OF THE PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STAFF AT THE MECHANICVILLE HIGH SCHOOL FROM THE PERIOD OF 1990 THROUGH 2003 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION McCarthy, Michael J.; 2005.

ENHANCING PRIMARY STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE-BASED PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT Melder Crozier, Maple; 2005.

A STUDY OF OFFENDERS’ PERCEPTION AND MEANING OF LEARNING READINESS AS COMPARED TO THE SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING READINESS SCALE AND THE ODDI CONTINUING LEARNING INVENTORY Nelson, Thomas W.; 2005.

CUSTOMIZED STRATEGIC INSTRUCTION: PILOT SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM Yantz, Eileen L.; 2005.

HOW EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL CHARACTERISTICS EFFECT CHANGE IN TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR TEACHERS PURSUING NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARD CERTIFICATION Gray, Barbara L.; 2004.

THE IMPACT OF THE ACCELERATED READER PROGRAM ON CALIFORNIA STANDARDS TEST RESULTS Lautenslager, Ben F.; 2004.

SYNTAX COMPETENCY AND READING COMPREHENSION Smith, Joyce H.; 2004.

DISTRICT LEVEL ADMINISTRATORS’, SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS’, AND TEACHERS’ KNOWLEDGE OF DISABILITY LAWS AND RECENT LEGAL DECISIONS Zackery, Lillie T.; 2004.

EFFECTS OF THE S.T.O.W. AWAY TRANSITION PROGRAM ON EARLY ADOLESCENTS’ SELF-PERCEPTION AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT DURING THE PROGRESSION FROM ELEMENTARY TO MIDDLE SCHOOL Alber, Kristine; 2003.

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHER PERFORMANCE EVALUATION RATINGS AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT GAINS Eddings, Michael; 2003.

THE 4-DAY SCHOOL WEEK: AN EXAMINATION OF LONG-TERM STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AT THE MIDDLE AND SECONDARY LEVELS Fagergren, Peter J.; 2003.

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO PARTICIPATION BY THE FAMILIES OF MEXICAN MIGRANT WORKER CHILDREN AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL Santoyo, Arturo; 2003.

IMPACT OF STUDENT ASSESSMENT ON SPECIAL EDUCATION DUE PROCESS HEARING OUTCOMES Smith, Carole A.; 2003.

TEACHING AND LEARNING STYLES RELATED TO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN ALLIED-HEALTH PROGRAMS AT MARIA COLLEGE Tobin, Lisa A.; 2003.