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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Designing Vocabulary Instruction for English Language Learners in a Kindergarten Classroom, Loretta C. Ayers

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“Virtually a Sisterhood” Virtual Collaboration and Its Impact on Social Connectedness Among a Group of Culturally Diverse Women, George Banks-Weston

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Exploring the Effects of an Asynchronous Professional Development with the SAMR Integration Model on High School Teachers’ Technology Integration in the Classroom: An Action Research Study, Taylor J. Bradley

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Exploring the Impact of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy on African American Students’ Attitudes Toward Reading in a Pre-Kindergarten Classroom: An Action Research Study, Janet Brantley

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A Narrative Inquiry Into the Lived Experiences of Early Childhood Teachers Who Implemented Garden-Based Learning, Jamison Keith Browder

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101UP: Implementation of a Gamified Curriculum to Increase Self-Regulated Learning Skills and Motivation for at-Risk Students in a First-Year Experience Course— an Action Research Study, Candace Lisek Bruder

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21st Century Physics Homework: A Mixed-Methods Approach Evaluating How an Individualized Online Homework Platform Can Provide Quality Feedback and Help Physics Students Engage in Self-Regulated Learning, Scott Philip Buhr

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An Exploratory Study of the Effects of a Technology-Based Graphic Organizer and 1:1 Chromebooks on the Persuasive Writing of Third-Grade Students, Kathy L. Caldwell

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Exploring the Needs, Practices, and Attitudes Toward Technology Integration of Community College ESOL Instructors: Recommendations for Professional Development Through Action Research, Courtney Cunningham

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Recognizing Art as a Semiotic Mode: Revelations of an Adolescent Mind, Catherine Elizabeth Deaton

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Vicarious Posttraumatic Growth Among Helping Professionals: Factor Analysis and an Investigation of Construct Validity, Jennifer D. Deaton

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Increasing Relevance and Impact: Using Action Research With Middle Level Teachers’ Insights and Perceptions of Technology Professional Development, Janet Dedmon

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An Analysis of the Impact of Interventions Provided to at-Risk, Ninth-Grade Students, Staci Dreher

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A Mixed Methods Study of Student Learning Objectives (SLOS) in Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness, Xumei Fan

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Learning Programming Through Robots: A Mixed-Methods Study on the Effects of Educational Robotics on Programming Comprehension and Motivation of Preservice Teachers, Alex Geoffrey Fegely

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Investigating the Flipped Classroom Model in a High School Writing Course: Action Research to Impact Student Writing Skills and Engagement, Elizabeth Ann Florence

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The Impact of Blended Learning Upon Mathematics Attitudes and Academic Achievement: An Action Research Study, Aronda Yvette Frazier

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Bifurcated Elementary Sister-Schools: Do They Affect Student Growth During Transition Years?, Victoria Gelbert

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Advising for High School Mathematics Course-Taking: Action Research Identifying and Describing Students’ Experiences, Selection Factors, Needs, and Preferences, Andrea Lynn Goodson

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The Impact of Guided Practice in Argument Analysis and Composition via Computer-Assisted Argument Mapping Software on Students’ Ability to Analyze and Compose Evidence-Based Arguments, Donna Lorain Grant

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Addressing Unconscious Bias, Power, and Privilege to Increase Cultural Competence Skills in Healthcare Faculty: Intersecting Critical Race Theory and the Pyramid Model for Intercultural Competence, Christina B. Gunther

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Lost in Transmission: The Use of Communicative Technologies to Affect Perception, Relationships, and Motivation in Adult Education, Rebekah Leigh Hannon

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Measuring the Ability of a Readiness Course to Improve Online Student Success at a Two-Year Technical College, James Devin Henson

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Facilitating Collaborative Group Work among Middle School Students through Digital Game-based Learning: An Action Research Study to Improve Classroom Instruction, David William Hooks

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Facilitating Collaborative Group Work Among Middle School Students Through Digital Game-Based Learning: An Action Research Study to Improve Classroom Instruction, David William Hooks

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Social and Emotional Learning: An Analysis of the Understandings and Needs for Teacher Professional Development in a Rural South Carolina High School, Tyler Crede Hook

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Leveling up Instruction: Action Research Evaluating the Impact of Gamification on the Intrinsic Motivation and Academic Performance of Students Disaffected From High School English Language Arts, Michael Brian Jett

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Making eLearning Engaging: The Effect of Technology Strategies on Student Engagement and Content Knowledge Development in a Secondary Mathematics Digital Classroom, Allison Knapp

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The Impact of a Reading Workshop Approach in a Seventh Grade Supplemental Reading Class, Diana Koscik

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Teachers’ Needs and Preferences vs. Administrators’ Perceptions: Recommendations for Educational Technology-focused Professional Development Using Action Research in a Suburban High School, Lori Latham

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Can the Curse Be Reversed?: An Action Research Study of the Effect of Constructivist-Aligned Instructional Strategies and Practices on the Mathematical Identity Development of Fifth- Grade Students, Jennifer J. Ledbetter

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The Future is Female: STEAM Education Analysis, Diana Krajewski Lockwood

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Online Technology Integration Professional Development: Action Research Evaluating Impact on Faculty Perceptions and Practices, Anna Loftus

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Authentic Assessments and Their Impact on Engagement of Gifted Learners in Washington County Public Schools: An Action Research Study, Felicia Jo Lowman-Sikes

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Lifting the Veil: A Critical Post-Intentional Phenomenological Action Research Study of How African American Students Experience Science, Gina Martin

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Hecho en South Carolina: K-12 Latinx Educators Made in, and Remaking, El Sur Latinx, Timothy P. Monreal

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Comprehensive School Reentry After a Disciplinary Alternative School Placement: A Phenomenological Study of Secondary School Counselors’ Perceptions and Experiences, Chanta Pressley Moore

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Understanding the Intercultural Motivators That Encourage Adult Basic Education ESL Students to Pursue General Education Opportunities, Nelecia Renetha Murrell

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The Struggle Is Real: Exploring Epistemological Change Through the Use of the Next Generation Science Standards in a High School Chemistry Classroom, Nancy Nasr

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African, Know Thyself: Hip-Hop Pedagogy, Epistemic Disobedience, and Youth Engagement in West Africa, Noella Binda Niati

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Ready Coder One: Action Research Exploring the Effects of Collaborative Game Design-Based Learning on Gifted Fourth Graders' 21st Century Skills and Science Content Knowledge, Mary Kathleen O'Grady-Jones

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Going Digital With Peer Review: Using Action Research to Explore the Effect of Digital Peer Review on Student Writing Composition and Student Attitude in a Rural Primary School, Kemberly Jean Owens

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Helping College Mathematics Students Improve Their Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Self-Regulation Using MyMathLab, Allan C. Pangburn

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Becoming Independent Readers: A Toolbox of Close Reading Strategies for Young Minds, Kimberly Anne Petersen

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The Literacies of Adolescents With International Experiences, Caitlin Hanzlick Rasmussen

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Teaching Psychology in Secondary School: The Flipped Classroom Approach and the ARCS Motivational Model, Nicole Ritter

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The Impact of Professional Development on Technology Integration: A Mixed-Methods Action Research Study of Teachers New to Ocean County School District, Mary C. Rizzi

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Culture in the Classroom: A Study for Strategies for Bridging Classroom Divides, William Rolison

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Math Workshop and Its Impact on Higher-level Thinking Skills, Elizabeth Ross

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Searching for Sputnik: Revealing Hidden Curriculum as Motivation for Teacher Growth, Jeffrey Allan Schneider

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On Matters of Feedback: Supporting the Online Grading Feedback Process with Web-Based, Collaborative Comment Banks, Jennifer Schneider

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Teacher Beliefs in Sex-Specific Neuromyths and Gender-Specific Instructional Strategies: Prevalence, Predictors, and Implications, Marriah Schwallier

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Finding Their Strengths, Dreams and Struggles: A Narrative Inquiry of High School Students Independent Reading Habits, Tori T. Simmons

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Evaluating the Use of Writing Prompts & Graphic Organizers in Middle School Mathematics: Action Research to Improve Mathematical Achievement and Students’ Attitudes With Authentic Assessments, Kyla Candee Steppler

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“How Did You Get Here?”: Using Counter-Narratives and Critical Race Theory to Explore the Placement Experiences of Black Males in Self-Contained Special Education Settings, Xandria Renata Sutton

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Improving Computational Thinking: Action Research Implementing a School Makerspace With Elementary Students, Timothy Clifford Swick

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Implementation and Evaluation of Computer-Assisted Science Vocabulary Modules With Students With an Intellectual Disability and Autism: An Action Research Study, Jamie Lee Taber

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The Impact of Blended Learning on Student Motivation and Achievement in Reading and Writing, Kimberly Eish Tiedemann

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The Effects of Project-Based Learning in the Intermediate World Language Classroom, Steven Tanner Tucker

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Integrated Techniques to Increase Systems Thinking for Sustainability Education of High School Science Students Using Educational Design Research, Nora Kathryn Weatherhead

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Evaluating Impact and Perception of a Structured Online Peer Evaluation System Among Graduate Communication Capstone Students Through Action Research, Karen Larimore Wilkinson

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Dialogue Sessions on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Topics: A Phenomenological Action Research Study in an Independent School Setting, Erica Forniss Wiltshire

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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The Person Dimension of Alternate Assessment Examined Using Achievement Results and Student Characteristics, Nicole Adams

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Teaching Critical Reading: Media Literacy in the High School Classroom, Alisha Reed Anderson

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A Case Study of School Leaders’ Understanding and Practice in Providing Feedback During the Teacher Observation Process, Karen Allen Benton

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Curricular Assessments in South Carolina by Teachers of Students with Severe Disabilities, Martha Jill Bardin Christmus

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The Impact of Individualized Structured Reading Intervention on High School Students in Special Education: An Action Research Study, Nikki Clark

The Impacts of a Flipped Classroom in AP Calculus AB, Krista Cornehl

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The Quest to Improve Literacy Achievement: A Teacher-Developed Literacy Unit Incorporating a Hybrid-Instructional Approach, Dina L. Crislip

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Bringing Culture into the Classroom: The Impact of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy on Student Engagement and Self-Efficacy in Social Studies, Siddeeqah K. Cruse

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Implementing the Flex Model of Blended Learning in a World History Classroom: How Blended Learning Affects Student Engagement and Mastery, Kristin N. Davis

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Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News: Developing Fairmindedness and Metacognition among Gifted High School Learners, Tiffany DiMatteo

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The Relationship Between Mindset and Motivation in an Alternative School Mathematics Classroom, Jo Ellen Dowdy

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Tenth-Grade Student–Participants’ Perceptions of a Growth Mindset Curriculum: An Action Research Study, Jennifer Jo L. Dufort

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Using Standards-Based Grading Practices to Support Student Self-Assessment, Alison Espinosa

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The Effect of Collaboration on Online Student Motivation in a College Biology Course, Christina Fieber

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Enhancing Writer's Voice in Argumentative and Expository Essay Writing Using the Embedded Voice Technique, Jonathan K. Fowler

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The Effects of Synchronous Online Course Orientation on Student Attrition, Rachel C. Fowler

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The Impact of Poetry Annotations on the Critical Thinking Skills of High School Juniors and Seniors at a School in a Southeastern State, Stefanie J. Fowler

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The Impact of Drama Pedagogy on Student Achievement, Attitude, and Empathy: An Action Research Study, Deborah J. Gascon

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Developing Students' Sense of Accomplishment through Student Choice: Uncovering an Emerging Framework for the Development of Intrinsic Motivation to Learn, Lauren Ashley Gehr

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Writing Talk: Examining Dialogue Shared Among Sixth Grade Writers, Babette A. Griffith

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Managing Negative Countertransference Utilizing an Integrated Counselor Mindfulness Training for Counselors Working with Children Exhibiting Externalized Behaviors, Jessie D. Guest

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Supervision Behaviors of Board-Certified Behavior Analysts with Precertification Candidates, Zahra Hajiaghamohseni

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The Role of Historical Simulations in an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Social Studies Class, Anna Hasenkamp

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The Role of Historical Simulations in an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Social Studies Class, Anna Hasenkamp

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An Investigation into the Use of Escape Games in High School Social Studies Classes: A Mixed Methods Action Research Study, John Heider

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Effects of Federal and State Bullying Laws on Religiously Affiliated Schools, Dawn W. Hiller

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Examining the Influence of Technoference on Sexual Satisfaction and Relationship Satisfaction Using Actor-Partner Interdependence Modeling Among Young Adult Couples, Christopher J. Hipp

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Training Teachers of Children with Moderate to Severe Disabilities to Contingently Respond to Child-Initiated Socially-Desirable Behaviors During Centers, Ashley King Holt

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Feminist-Infused Participatory Action Research to Promote Female Students’ Self- Efficacy in Mathematics, Nicole Hreno

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Focusing on Social Presence in an Electronics Course at a Two-Year College: An Action Research Study, Sherisse G. Jackson

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Children See Race; Teachers Should Too: Challenging Bias, Stereotypes, and Prejudice Through Children's Literature, Alexandra J. Jenkins

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Investigating Adult Learner Perseverance through Practitioner Inquiry: Learning from the Voices of Students and Teachers, Lisa H. Justice

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Promoting Self-Reflection of Foreign Language Teachers through Professional Development: An Action Research Dissertation, Hanan Khaled

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Determining Support Needed for Implementation of the Balanced Literacy Framework in High School English Classrooms, Emily Kimpton

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Family Engagement in Secondary Transition: Importance, Frequency, and Preparedness Identified by Transition Professionals, Gerda Kumpiene

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Education for Sustainability: The Effectiveness of a Place Based Environmental Education Unit in Food Waste Reduction on the Environmental Awareness of Fourth Grade Students, Bree Lauffer

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The Impact of Mindfulness Practices on the Dispositions of Eight Third-Grade Elementary Students at an Elementary School in the Southeast Region of the United States, Jakob Lauffer

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The Impact of Student-Centered Coaching on the Implementation of Project-Based Learning: An Action Research Study, Wanda Nicole Littlejohn