Below are theses and dissertations completed by graduates of the University of Nevada Las Vegas College of Education.

For the entire collection of UNLV theses and dissertations, visit UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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A Parent-Mediated Intervention to Teach a Generalized Repertoire of Auditory Tacts to a Child with Autism, Hazim Aal Ismail

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“Failure Is Not an Option”: Sub-Saharan African International Graduate Students’ Experiences in U.S. Higher Education Institutions, Alfred Acquah

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Classroom Management Practices Appropriate to Children of Military Families: A Case Study, Felicia Bucher

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Measuring Social Studies Teacher Self-Efficacy: Development of a Valid, Reliable, and Fair Social Studies Self-Efficacy Scale, Leona Calkins

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The Experiences of Pell Grant Students Who Lose Aid: A Mixed Methods Study, Jaime Carbajal, Jr.

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Exploring Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices on Mathematical Discourse for Diverse Students in Inclusive Classrooms, Gloria A. Carcoba Falomir

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Examining the Attitudes of Preservice Teachers toward English Learners, Annie Chou

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Teaching Beliefs and Teaching Practices: A Sequential Mixed Methods Study of Post-Secondary Mathematics Faculty, Katlyn K. Cox

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Cost of Attendance and Competitive Balance in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, Michelle Calica Coyner

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Revisiting the Smartphone and Learning Inventory (SALI): Perspectives of Preservice Teachers, Bridget K. Daleiden

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The Effects of Executive Function between Anxiety and Math Achievement in Adolescents, Mckenzie Hall

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Impact of Mentoring on Epistemic Cognition of Higher Education Administrators: A Modified Explanatory Mixed Methods Study, Robert Levrant

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A Multiple Case Study: Exploration of the Writing Instruction Practices of Veteran High School English Teachers, Victoria Lindemann

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Embracing Diversity: The Campus Life Challenges, Needs, and Experiences of Muslim Female Students on U.S. Campuses: A Case Study of Iranian Graduate Students, Maryam Mohieddin Rad

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Student-Athletes’ Career Adaptability, Academic Motivation and Athletic Motivation, Alexandria N. Petrolia

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An Integrative Variable and Person-Centered Approach to Representing Teachers' Self-Efficacy: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, Ana Paula Santos Loures Elias

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Exploring the Role of Video Self-Reflection in the Preparation of Special Education Teachers for Classroom Discourse, Suheyla Sarisahin

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Teachers’ Perspectives of African American Student Misbehavior in the General Education Classroom: A Mixed Methods Study, Ebony E. Sherman

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Math Identity Experience of College Students in Developmental Courses: The Effects of Chronological Multicultural Mathematics, Jonah Shulman

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The Unexpected President: An Instrumental Case Study on Women University Presidents, Jessica Soria

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The Role of Peer Relationships in Developing, Promoting, and Maintaining Teachers’ Social and Emotional Competence in the Charter School Setting, Ted Jason Weisman

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Standardized Test and the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Phenomenological Multi-Site Case Study of Singapore and Southern Nevada within a Culturally Responsive Evaluation Framework, Rosnidar B. Arshad

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Effects of an Online Learning Module for Pediatricians Regarding Early Intervention Services, Nicole L. Atwell

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Cognitive Autonomy Supportive Teaching Behaviors: Perceptions of Four Groups of Educators, Fatmana Kara Deniz

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Opportunities for Second Language Development with the Use of Digital Tools: Analyzing the Experience of a Multi-Age Primary Community from an Activity Theory Perspective, Ellen Dougherty

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How do Beliefs Come into Play? An Examination of the Influence of Core Conceptions on Science Teachers’ Inquiry Lesson Plan Designs, Mehmet Fatih Dulger

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Student Perceptions of Formative Feedback in Mathematics, Derek E. Fialkiewicz

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The Experience of Self-Coherence: Self-Coherence as the Hub of All Needs, April Ursula Fox

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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Remote Learning: Parents’ Perspectives on Their Child’s Learning at Home, Stephanie Hernandez

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Factors Affecting Registered Behavior Technicians’ (RBTs’) Intent to Stay or Leave: A Delphi Study, Samantha Joy Villanueva Jasa

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Finding Ways to Increase Physical Activity in Students with Disabilities in a Social Distanced World, Paula Kerchenski

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The Use of Post-Course Feedback on Mastery Learning in a Professional Development Context, Thomas M. Kramer

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School Climate, Teacher Self-Efficacy, and Teaching Practices: Evidence from TALIS 2018, Chengcheng Li

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We Gon' Be Alright: A Narrative Inquiry with Black Male Doctoral Students, Lashaun D. Limbrick

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Still We Rise: A Black Feminist Qualitative Inquiry Exploring Black Women’s Experiences on Twitter, Yvonne C. Morris

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Learning As We Grow: A Multiple Case Study of Teachers Experiences with Graduate Online Courses, Erica K. Reid

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Nos/otrxs Que Fuimos Separados: Recovering Testimonios of Separation and Resistance, Marcela Rodriguez-Campo

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Popular Culture as a Tool for Critical Pedagogy: A Case Study, Kyle Rogers

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Teaching a Communication Protocol via Graduated Guidance on the IPad to Assist in Functional Communication Training for Nonverbal Children with ASD, Janelle Saunders

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Understanding and Addressing Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Misconceptions in Science Education, Nicole Juliana Thomas

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Examining the Experiences of LGBTQ DPT Students: A Critical Ethnography, Catherine Turner

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The Development of Prerequisite Skills and Concepts from Task-Based Interviews in Calculus Students with Low-Levels of Prerequisite Skills, Nicholas Wong

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Understanding Visual Language and Visual Literacy: A Case Study of Young Children’s Meaning Making of Complex Wordless Picturebooks, Yunying Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Training Design Enhancement through Training Evaluation: Effects on Training Transfer, Elham Arabi

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The Relationship Between Teacher Identity and Teacher Retention in Title 1 Schools: A Multiple Case Study, Michelle A. Arroyo

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Change of Venue: An Exploratory, Multistage Evaluation that Examines the Impact of Change Based on the Shared Experiences of the Toe Tag Monologues, Lisa Ann Baaske

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Motivational Predictors of Academic Risk-Taking, Danette Dee Barber

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Understanding the Professional Experiences of White Jewish Women in Higher Education: An Intrinsic Case Study Analysis, Janna M. Bernstein

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Supporting the Visible Minority: Factors That Impact Part-time Faculty Intent to Leave, Michelle Marie Dominguez Chavez

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Exploring the Attitudes of Students Enrolled in a Teacher Certification Program through a Disability Awareness Documentary Film Intervention, Eunhye Choi

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Preserving Nevada's Higher Education Governance Entity: A Case Study, Deanna Cooper

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The Noise from the Writing Boundaries: Collaboration and Tutor Identity in Writing Intensive Courses, Laura Decker

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Interwoven Worlds? A Mixed Methods Study of Student Engagement and Student Belonging within the University Classroom when Courses use Social Networking Sites, Christie Gardner

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Using the Critical Mathematics Pedagogical Framework to Teach Adult Basic Education Learners: A Transformative Convergent Parallel Mixed Methods Study, Matthew D. Gromlich

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A CHC Theoretical Approach to Examining Cognitive and Academic Deficits Among Students with ADHD Using a Three-Battery Approach, Jacqueline Scott Hart

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Radiology Students' Attitude Toward Learning Communication Skills: Impact of Clinical Education, Chad Hensley

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Addressing Disproportionality in School Discipline Through Alternatives to Exclusionary Discipline Practices, Kevin Matthew Higley

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Effects of Embedded Tacting Trials and Systematic Prompting On Intraverbal Skill Acquisition, Sarah Ilana Katz

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Toward Developing a Valid and Reliable Assessment of Learners’ Nature of Engineering Views, Erdogan Kaya

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Parents’ Beliefs of Cultural Consideration During the Special Education Process: A Delphi Study, Monique Evette Matute-Chavarria

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Awareness of Apprenticeships among College Students at a Research University in the Western United States: A Fixed-Convergent Mixed Methods Study, Kendra Vanessa O'Connell

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Generality and Specificity in Subjective Task Value: Implications for Expectancy-Value Theory, Rachel Part

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The Teacher Attrition Phenomenon: The Role of Teacher Collaboration and Motivation, Brenda Anne Pearson

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Examining Grit with Middle Schoolers in Diverse General Education Classrooms – Validating the Grit Scale, Cristina Liliana Reding

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Thinking About Thinking: Children’s Awareness and Development of Metacognitive Emotion Regulation, Reilly Rowland

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Exploration of the Intersection of Social Identities of Female Leaders in Postsecondary Education: A Phenomenological Approach, Sara Shaw

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A Combined Approach to Evaluating Student Engagement in a Virtual Laboratory Environment, Aster Sigel

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Losing Our Faculties: Academic Labor in the Corporate Academy, Mark L. Spinrad

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Reflections of an Early Literacy Professional Learning Community: An Interactional Ethnographic Case Study of Transforming Pedagogy through Reflective Practice, Carly Waters

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Influence of Curricular Organization on Cognitive Load and Student Performance in Online Learning Environments, Michael Wilder

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Coping on the Fly: School Psychologists' Perceptions of Cultural Competence, Jennifer Wynn

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Epistemic Aspects of Engineering for K-12 Education, Ezgi Yesilyurt

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Resilience and the Mental Health of Bullying Victims: The Role of Peer Relationships on the Relation between Bullying Victimization and Social Anxiety, Michelle Catherine Zochowski

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Exploring Transitions Back and into College: Stories of Adult Women, Laura Bennett

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The Experience of Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder During the Transition to Middle School, Hannah M. Berry

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Factors that Influence Nontraditional Adult Learners' Online Course Persistence: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Study, Millicent D. Braxton

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Large Group Video Modeling: Increasing Social Interactions in an Inclusive Head Start Classroom, Jennifer Margaret Buchter

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My Voice Matters: A Telling Case Study of Student Voice in Institutional Governance, Eboni Monique Caridine

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Pentecostal Churches: A Multiple Case Study of Education and Youth Women and Leadership, Derric A. Carter

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An Analysis of Teacher Training Concerning the Identification of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Brittany Jo Desnoyer

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Using Positive Self-Talk and Goal-Oriented Thinking to Improve Behavioral Outcomes for Students with Learning Disabilities, Danielle M. Feeney

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Implications of an Iterative Design Experiment in Transcendental and Polynomial Functions Within a Flipped Classroom, Aaron Boyd Harris

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Exploring Preservice Teacher Agency Influencing Power Relationships with Teacher Educators: A Multiple Case Study, Steve Hayden

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Governance Practices of a Private Non-Profit System of Higher Education, Taylor Hough

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International Faculty’s Lived Experience of Teaching: A Multiple-Case Study of Taiwanese Professors in the United States, Ching Hsu Kim

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Factors Influencing Community College Students' Persistence in Completing an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Amy Hutchinson

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A Video Game as a Pedagogical Tool for Pre-Service Teachers to Learn About Bullying Prevention and Intervention in School Contexts, Jeffrey Robert Laferriere

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Beyond Right or Wrong: The Influences of Thinking Disposition And Item Difficulty on Student Behavior During High-Stakes Testing, Kristina Lindquist

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Motivation and Online Information Literacy Instruction: A Self-Determination Theory Approach, Francesca Marineo

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Improving Community College Students' Interest, Utility-Value, and Performance: How Does Future Time Persective Influence a Utility-Value Intervention?, Elsa Maria Mason

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Exploring Mathematics Anxiety of Students At-Risk for Mathematics Difficulties, Sarah Mccarthy

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The Effects of Background, Classroom Assessment Competence, Self-Efficacy, and Self-Perceived Assessment Skills on Classroom Assessment Practices of Teachers in India, Manognya Murukutla

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Effects of Creativity Instruction in Science on Creative Thinking and Science Achievement in Chinese Students, Yun Peng

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Centering Preservice Teachers of Color Through Culturally Relevant Critical Teacher Care: A Critical Race Transformative Convergent Mixed-Methods Analysis, Tara Joann Plachowski

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Chatting Online: An Ethnographic Case Study of Educator Discourse on Social Media, Lindsay J. Russell

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Creative Self-Efficacy: Students in General Education, with Learning Disabilities, and with Gifts and Talents, Jennifer Elaine Smith

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Motivation and Gesture in Foreign and Second Language Development: A Sociocultural Study of Chinese Learners of English, Lixian Tian

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Animal Assisted Therapy and Support Animals, What Mental Health Professionals Know and Understand, Alexandro H. Velez

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Exploring the Utility of Mindfulness in the Elementary School Classroom, Sarah M. Wells

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Transition Perceptions of High School Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and Their Teachers, Kristopher Hawk Yeager