|Lessons Learned: A Crisis Responder’s Journey Supporting Friends in Crisis
||Crisis is an educational leadership concern as evidenced by crises that have impacted schools like 9-11, the rampage shootings at Columbine High School, and Hurricane Katrina. Educational leaders experience crisis on both personal and professional l...
|International Library Development in Africa: Benefits, Challenges, and Sustainability
||Through interviews with the two leaders, site visits, and analysis of documentation, this dissertation presents both the benefits and potential negative consequences of book aid, as well as issues relating to the viability of creating sustainable int...
|An Exploratory Case Study of 21st Century Skills Development Among Educators and Students Engaged in an Online Collaborative Educational and Cultural Exchange Program
||This qualitative study was conducted to explore 21st century skills among educators and students engaged in an online collaborative educational and cultural exchange program between middle and high school students and teachers in Heavy Industries Tax...
|An Investigation of the Experiences of Minority Males Participating in the North Carolina Community College System Minority Male Mentoring Programs
||Much has been written in support of mentoring programs and their positive impact on minority male student success. However, this study specifically sought to explore perspectives of nine minority males who were currently enrolled, graduated, or who h...
|“The Thing That Makes It So Important is Also the Thing That Makes It Challenging”: One University’s Experience with Diversity Planning
||While the importance of diversity is increasingly recognized by colleges and universities, these institutions face challenges to create environments where students, faculty, and staff are fully engaged in the work of diversity. Research focused on th...
|Journey To The Presidency: Stories From Women Community College Presidents
||Currently women are grossly underrepresented in presidential positions in higher education, specifically community colleges. Using a feminist perspective, this qualitative case study explored the journey through leadership of six women presidents wit...
|High School Students Taking Online College Courses: A Sequential Mixed Methods Study
||In reviewing the research, there is a gap in the knowledge base regarding high school students taking online college courses. High school students have taken online high school courses for many years. In addition, high school students have taken Adva...
|Prompt and Equitable: A Critical Study of Sexual Violence Policies and Procedures at University of North Carolina System Institutions
||The United States federal government has issued specific guidance to colleges and universities regarding the institution’s ability to address sexual violence cases in a prompt and equitable manner. I conducted this parallel convergent study with the...
|Women in the Mirror: Seeing Ourselves Anew a Narrative Inquiry and Autoethnographic Exploration of the Hbcu Relational and Institutional Impact on the Social Justice Dispositions of White Female Education Graduates
||The purpose of this research was to learn how matriculation at one HBCU impacted White female education graduates as they developed their social justice dispositions to teach all students. This study is a narrative inquiry and autoethnographic examin...
|In/Appropriate Education in a Time of Mass Extinction: Composing a Methodological Imbroglio of Love and Grief
||This qualitative, transdisciplinary, process-relational, autoecographic, arts-informed study considers the meaning of education as the Sixth Extinction unfolds, when human’s are radically changing planetary systems, including climate, causing alarmin...