|Testifying: a case study of students' perceptions of experiences as members of a school-based youth court at an early college high school
||This dissertation explores students' perceptions of--and experiences with--the Student Court at one of the first early college high schools in the southeastern region of the United States of America. Specifically, I provide a mosaic of narratives of ...
|Listening to the voices of beginning teachers: providing meaningful administrative support is a moral act and results in increasing retention among beginning educators
||The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand and "make sense" of how beginning teachers experience and define lack of principal/administrative support during their beginning years of teaching. Utilizing grounded theory as a conceptual fram...
|Tight spaces, contextualizing the journey of my experiences: black feminist scholars negotiating power, navigating oppression, and resisting domination while dismantling this old house
||The purpose of this study is to "make sense" of how Black Feminist Scholars negotiate power, navigate oppression, and resist domination while dismantling the institutional structures of the academy in order to engage in liberatory practices. Utilizin...
|Leading, learning, and teaching: an exploration of instructor leadership in a retention intervention program
||There is a distressing dilemma in higher education concerning the increase in student attrition rates (Angelino, Williams, & Natvig, 2007; Hagedorn, 2006; Kramer, 2007; Lau, 2003, Seidman, 2005; Tinto, 2006). The seminal query of this study asks what...
|Hear our stories: an examination of the external factors and motivating forces that help underprepared students succeed
||Increasing the success rates of underprepared students remains a pressing concern in higher education - and rightly so. Bettinger and Long (2009) noted many students enter college unprepared to think critically and handle rigorous college-level work....