Graduates and 60-Second Dissertations

Spring 2015

Dr. Jodette Rose.  Dissertation Title:  "Organizational Factors that Influence Social Workers' Capacity to Engage in Mindfulness Self-Care: A Case Study".  January 28, 2015.

Dr. Rose's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Erin Lark.  Dissertation Title:  "Identifying Pioneers of Tomorrow: A Survey of Middle School Students' Innovation Skills and STEM Interests". Entrepreneurial Intention of Graduating Students:  Determinants, Challenges and Policy Implications".  February 6, 2015.

Dr. Lark's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Josh Overocker.  Dissertation Title:  "An Analysis of New Student Affairs Professionals and Their Ability to Identify, Aid, and Refer Students with Suicidal Ideation".  March 12, 2015.

Dr. Overocker's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Cheryl Ross.  Dissertation Title:  "Interpersonal Communication that Shapes the Leadership Identity Development of Christian Women".  March 23, 2015.

Dr. Ross's 60-Second Dissertation

Fall 2014

Dr. Alkdhem Zerihun.  Dissertation Title:  "Entrepreneurial Intention of Graduating Students:  Determinants, Challenges and Policy Implications".  October 15, 2014.

Dr. Jeanette Porter.  Dissertation Title:  "The Relationship between Transformational Leadership and Organizational Commitment in Long Term Care:  The Direct Care Worker Perspective".  October 17, 2014.

Dr. Porter's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Maria Pimienta.  Dissertation Title:  "Latina Women Educational Leaders:  Their Experiences, Obstacles, and Triumphs".  November 4, 2014.

Dr. Pimienta's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Twaina Harris.  Dissertation Title:  "Closing the Gap:  A First Year Student Retention Strategy for Historically Black Colleges and Universities in South Carolina".  November 6, 2014.

Dr. Harris's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Melissa Hansen.  Dissertation Title:  "Bridging the Gap in Workforce Readiness through Secondary Education".  November 10, 2014.

Dr. Hansen's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Sean Bailey.  Dissertation Title:  "Worker Behaviors to Organizational Change:  How a Generational Workforce Responds to a Company Acquisition".  November 10, 2014.

Dr. Bailey's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Wallace Burns.  Dissertation Title:  "Military Leader Perceptions on Sexual Assaults Against Female Service Members".  November 13, 2014.

Dr. Burns's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Diana Maguire.  Dissertation Title:  "The Impact of Social Capital on Women's Career Repositioning in Business".  December 8, 2014.

Dr. Maguire's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Anthony Campbell.  Dissertation Title:  "Impact Analysis of the NCAA's Investigation of the Pennsylvania State University's 2011-2012 Case". December 8, 2014.

Dr. Campbell's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Bonny Barr.  Dissertation Title:  "An Exploratory Mixed Methods Investigation of Surplus Medications in the Homes of Psychiatric Outpatients".  December 9, 2014.

Dr. Barr's 60-Second Dissertation

Summer 2014

Dr. Sunny Augustine, S.J.  Dissertation Title:  "Shaping Behaviors:  Effective Behavior Management Strategies of Teachers in Middle Schools and Diverse Student Populations in Nagaland".  June 10, 2014.

Dr. Thomas Dickerson.  Dissertation Title:  "An Integrated Delivery Model for Providing On-site and Remote Radiology Services to Rural Midwest Hospitals".  July 9, 2014.

Dr. Dickerson's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Jeffrey Toliver.  Dissertation Title:  "Framing Thoughtful Leadership Intervention in Academic Workplace Bullying:  A Collective Case Study".  July, 14, 2014.

Dr. Toliver's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. April Buschelman.  Dissertation Title:  "Secondary Teachers' Perceptions on Instructional Coaching".  July 15, 2014.

Dr. Buschelman's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Michael Miller.  Dissertation Title:  "Exploring Paramedic Student Leadership Characteristics in Emergency Medical Services Education Programs:  A Grounded Theory Study".  July 16, 2014.

Dr. Miller's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Andrew Dungan.  Dissertation Title:  "Model to System:  Greater Productivity and Sustainability (GPS)".  July 21, 2014.

Dr. Lori Gigliotti.  Dissertation Title:  "Campus Visits:  The Million-Dollar-Walk".  August 11, 2014.

Dr. Seth Fager.  Dissertation Title:  "Self-Perceived Leadership Characteristics among Successful Small Ebay Sellers".  August 15, 2014.

Dr. Amy Novak.  Dissertation Title:  "Calling, Confidence, Competence, and Connections:  A Grounded Theory for Optimizing Wellbeing of Female University Presidents".  August 29, 2014.

Dr. Novak's 60-Second Dissertation

Spring 2014

Dr. Lisa Spencer.  Dissertation Title:  "Transforming Schools:  From Traditional to Personalized".  February 6, 2014.

Dr. Charles Thomas.  Dissertation Title:  "The Darker Side of Workplace Behavior:  A Phenomenological Exploratory Study".  February 7, 2014.

Dr. Joseph Carrica.  Dissertation Title:  "Evaluating Integrated Care in Primary Care Clinics in Rural and Frontier Colorado by Uncovering Barriers to Behavioral Health Referrals:  A Mixed Method Investigation".  February 25, 2014.

Dr. Eric Heckerson.  Dissertation Title:  "Participant Satisfaction on an Online Learning Academy as Approach to Developing Physician Leaders".  March 3, 2014.

Dr. Bruce Bjork.  Dissertation Title:  "Organizing for Mission:  Testing the Impact of Structure, Capacity, and Theology on How a Church Organizes to Serve its Community".  March 4, 2014.

Dr. Daniel Powell.  Dissertation Title:  "Online Learning in Northeastern Pennsylvania K-12 Public Schools:  Status and Administrative Perceptions".  March 7, 2014.

Dr. Melinda DeVilliers.  Dissertation Title:  A Mixed Methods Investigation of Faculty Teaching Preparedness at a For-Profit Institution".  March 21, 2014.

Dr. Deborah Torres.  Dissertation Title:  "The Impetus of Charism for Women Religious in Response to Human Trafficking".  March 21, 2014.

Dr. Larry Jacobson.  Dissertation Title:  "You Take Them as You Find Them:  An Examination of How Negotiators Build Trust with Parties They Never Meet Face to Face".  March 28, 2014.

Dr. Allison Poss.  Dissertation Title:  "Employee Perceptions of a Leader's Influence on Creativity:  A Qualitative Study of Advertising Firms".  March 28, 2014.

Dr. Tara Colby.  Dissertation Title:  "Faculty Perceptions of a High-Poverty, High-Performing School".  March 28, 2014. 

Dr. Renee Krusemark.  Dissertation Title:  "The Role of Critical Thinking in Reader Perceptions of Leadership in Comic Books".  April 7, 2014.

Dr. Tom Neitzke, S.J.  Dissertation Title:  “Jesuit Collaborative Fundraising: Religious and Secular Non-profits Working Together”.  April 8, 2014.

Dr. Mary Chase.  Dissertation Title:  “Priorities and Student Satisfaction as a Function of Student Persistence for Adult Online Learners”.  April 16, 2014.

Dr. Debora Sepich.  Dissertation Title:  "Resiliency Through Connectedness: Connections Female Entrepreneurs Devleop to Reduce Stress".  April 30, 2014.

Dr. Nathan Klein.  Dissertation Title:  "The Relationship between Servant Leadership and Employee Engagement: The Mediating Roles of Trust and Fit".  May 13, 2014.

Fall 2013

Dr. William Leggio.  Dissertation Title:  "How Leadership is Internationally Learned in Emergency Medical Services:  A Qualitative Study".  October 11, 2013.

Dr. Leggio's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Peter Kramer.  Dissertation Title:  "Leadership Transition Barriers in Small Nonprofits-An Analysis of Board Engagement".  October 24, 2013.

Dr. Kramer's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Elisabeth Nichols.  Dissertation Title:  "A Case Study:  Exploring Cultural Competency in Faculty at an Institution of Higher Education".  October 25, 2013.

Dr. Nichols's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Kimberly Dunwoody.  Dissertation Title:  "Middle Mangers' Emotional Perceptions of Customer-Centric Strategies, Policies, and Goals".  November 14, 2013.

Dr. Dunwoody's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Nicole DeCapua.  Dissertation Title:  "Comparison of Remediation and Non-Remediation Freshman Math and English Scores by Gender".  November 15, 2013.

Dr. DeCapua's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Kristin Trahan Winford.  Dissertation Title:  "Class-S:  A Systems Theory Review of the Failure of Lehman Brothers".  November 15, 2013.

Dr. Winford's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Matthew Tucker.  Dissertation Title:  "A Study of the Effects of a Self-Contained Program within a Special Act School on the Perceived Level of Safety".
November, 15, 2013.

Dr. Tucker's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Karen Cook.  Dissertation Title:  "Self-Perceived Traits of Servant Leadership in Year of Service AmeriCorps Volunteers:  A Mixed-Methods Study".  November 15, 2013.

Dr. Cook's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Matthew Ceppi.  Dissertation Title:  "Strategic Performance Management in Public Higher Education:  Informing Decision Making, Improving Results and Demonstrating Value".  November 22, 2013.

Dr. Ceppi's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Donald Ridder.  Dissertation Title:  "Exploring the Perceptions of Novice Catholic School Principals Regarding the Preparation of Aspiring Catholic School Principals".  December 9, 2013.

Dr. Ridder's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Timothy Florer.  Dissertation Title:  "A Study of Student Engagement in a Blended Learning Environment at a Post-Secondary Institution of Higher Education".  December 9, 2013.

Dr. Florer's 60-Second Dissertation

April 2013

Dr. Laura Hickman.  Dissertation Title:  "Women's Leadership:  Young Men's Exepections of Female Leaders".

Dr. Hickman's 60-Second Dissertation

Dr. Susan Toohey.  Dissertation Title:  "What Makes a Young Woman More Resilient?  Leadership, Work, Independence, and Participation".

Dr. Toohey's 60-Second Dissertation 

Dr. Milton Folson.  Dissertation Title:  "A Mixed-Method Inquiry into Factors of Teachers' Motivation within Middle and High Schools". 

Dr. Folson's 60-Second Dissertation

November 2012

Dr. Anand Pereira, S.J.  Dissertation Title:  "Collaborative NOT Confrontational; Understanding Leadership from the Perspectives of Angami Women Leaders".

Dr. Joseph Hare.  Dissertation Title:  "Influence of Leadership Personality on Infromation Preferences when Making Human Capital Decisions". 


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