|Perceptions and Meanings of Liberal Education: A Qualitative Comparison of Two Types of Nursing Graduates
||The purpose of this study was to understand (a) how BSN graduates perceive the relationship between their liberal education experiences in college and nursing practice; (b) how RN-BSN graduates and pre-licensure BSN graduates differ in these percepti...
|Social capital as village network: rethinking the nature of parental involvement in the precollege preparation of African American students
||The purpose of this study was to examine the processes involved in how African American high school students in a southeastern city of the United States of America prepare for college. The social science research literature is saturated with studies ...
|Stressors, academic performance, and learned resourcefulness in baccalaureate nursing students.
||Despite extensive research establishing that stress affects problem-solving ability and coping, and leads to decreased learning, academic performance, and retention in nursing students, a paucity of research explores specific factors that could enhan...
|Leadership behaviors that build or destroy trust: a narrative study
||The focus of this qualitative study was to examine how faculty members at three community colleges in North Carolina made meaning of concept of trust and to explore the leadership behaviors or actions that were perceived to build or destroy feelings ...
|Evidencing sensemaking: a speech act theory study of metaphors in organizational mission statements
||This study explores how metaphors deployed in university mission statements demonstrate the sensemaking process of organizational reality. One hundred thirty-two mission statements collected across the University of North Carolina system comprise the...
|Military veterans and college success: a qualitative examination of veteran needs in higher education
||Military veterans are a rapidly growing population of non-traditional students in the United States. The new Post-9/11 G.I. Bill effective in 2009 has made it easier for military veterans to fund higher education costs upon discharge from the militar...
|Leadership in higher education: the CIO role and the leadership team
||In this study, I focus on higher education CIOs, their role in the organization, and how this role differs when the CIO is a member of the executive leadership team. Four hundred fifty (450) CIOs of mid-sized, private four-year colleges received a su...
|Higher education and the discursive construction of American national identity, 1946-2013
||American institutions of higher education have served as a beacon of American idealism and identity since the foundation of the earliest universities. As the nation developed, higher education matured and continued to maintain a position of importanc...
|Understanding how finances impact nonresident student college enrollment decisions: a mixed methods analysis
||The costs of American higher education continue to rise. This increase makes it difficult for students and parents to pay for college. It also presents difficulties for university administrators and leaders who must maintain enrollment and tuition re...
|The entrepreneurial university and the mediation of crisis: a study of university research magazines
||My dissertation is a response to the lacuna in the literature regarding the semiotic moments of the entrepreneurial university. The scholars on the entrepreneurial university describe a new knowledge regime that cinches the university to the global t...