Graduate Dissertation Titles

Graduate Dissertation Titles

Ed.D. Graduates Dissertation Titles Abstract
Dr. Nadia Aguilar

Latina Millinnials' Testimonios While Pursuing Advanced Degrees and Parental/ Familia Support

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Dr. Zara Agvanian

Held Back: The Impact of Curricular and Pedagogical Factors on Tested Achievement in High School Mathematics

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Dr. Manuel Alvarez

A California Mayor’s Bid to Improve the City’s Schools: A Study of the Reform He Implemented

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Dr. Smbat Avetyan

The Undergraduate Physics Tutorial Program at CSU Los Angeles Assessment of Utility and Areas of Interest

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Dr. Selena Barajas-Ledesma Altering Trajectories: Fostering Academic Resilience of Repeating Ninth Grade Students At High Risk of Dropout View
Dr. JennyErika Barco-Quinonez Developing Academic Advisement Fit For First-Generation Latina (o) College Students At A Large Urban Institution View
Dr. Cynthia Brown

Foster Parent’s Support and Advocacy for Foster Youths’ College Readiness: A Narrative Study

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Dr. R. David Black

Universal Design for Learning for a More Inclusive Environment in Higher Education

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Dr. Kevin Bice

The Ecology of Achievement: How Much Do Student Teacher Relationships Count?

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Dr. Preciosa Cordero

Echándole Ganas: An Urban School’s Effort to Engage Latino Parents

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Dr. Elva Cortez-Covarrubias

 Latinas Leading for Social Justice: Resistance and Recognition Through Dual Language Programs

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Dr. Hassan Dornayi Meeting Unique Student Needs: Dual-Identified Students And Teacher Self-Efficacy View
Dr. Eren Erener Assessing The Design and Development of Hybrid Linked Learning Professional Development Programs For Teachers: Challenges and Successes View
Dr. Sarah Francev

Conflict Boot Camp: An Evaluation of An Intervention for High Conflict Parents in Dependency Court

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Dr. Dolores Gallegos

Preschool Teacher’s Perceptions About the Importance of and Experiences with Young Children’s Social-Emotional Development

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Dr. Eric Gates

Instrumental Case Study of An Afterschool Middle School Physical Activity Program

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Dr. Nilofar Ghasami Experiences And Challenges of Iranian Immigrants in Higher Education in California View
Dr. Crystal Gonzalez

Factors that Prevent Community College Students with Learning Disabilities from Requesting and Using Reasonable Accommodations

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Dr. Rebecca Gonzalez-Rodriguez

 Implementing the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: A Case Study of Three Elementary Teachers’ Experiences

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Dr. Evita Guanlao

Effective Nutritional Practices of Exemplary Elementary Afterschool Programs

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Dr. LaNelle Harvey

Inventatorium: A Journey of  "Satori" and Creativity in Latino and African American Adolescents

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Dr. Keith Hatcher

A Case Study of Upward Bound: Soft Skills in a Federally-Funded College Preparatory Program for Youth

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Dr. Julio Hernandez

Counseling for the Masses: Impediments to School Counselor’s Jobs

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Dr. Sheila Hudson

American Dreams on Hold: Exploring the Impact of Immigration Policy on the Educational Experiences and Attitudes of Graduating Undocumented Latina/o College Students

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Dr. Barbara Hunt

Study of Counselor Perceptions as Educators for Homeless Adults in Urban Los Angeles

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Dr. Cecelia Jimenez

Teachers Perceptions About Their Experiences, Teaching Practices, and Systems of Support For Implementing A Standards-Based Curriculum in Writing

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Dr. Rosa Johnson

“The Missing Piece”: Developing Opportunities Through Social Emotional Learning to Support Students Success

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Dr. Maha Karout

 Perceptions of Heritage Language Program

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Dr. Kelly Kotowski

The Calling Canvas, Weaving Together Words and Images: A Narrative Inquiry into the Creative Voice of Students with Autism         Participating in a Creative Lunchtime Program

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Dr. Linda Lee

Voices Less Heard: Teachers' Perspectives On The Evaluation of Teacher Effectiveness Through The Use of Value-Added Modeling

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Dr. Eddie Lopez

The Effectiveness of University Programs, Services, and Practices in Retaining Student Veterans Transitioning to Higher Education:  Voices of Student Veterans- A Case Study Analysis Approach at Two Universities

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Dr. Elizabeth Martinez

Latino Parents and Teachers: Key Players in Building Neighborhood Social Capital   

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Dr. Marisa Meyka

Passports Into Dominant Society: An Examination of Gear Up Cultural and Social Capital Experiences on Student Trajectories and  College Preparation  

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Dr. Mario Moya

Induction Candidates and Support Providers in an Induction Consortium Serving Diverse Urban Schools

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Dr. Florence Nguyen-Quang

Meeting the Needs of ELLs with Response to Instruction and Intervention: A Mixed Methods Case Study Focusing on the Implementation of Tier 2 Intervention

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Dr. Berenice Onofre Vásquez

Latino Parents In A Primarily White and Releatively Affluent School District: The Story of Their Engagement in Thier Children's School

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Dr. Dickson Perey

Intersectionality of Advocacy Roles Among School Counselors and Same-Sex Fathers

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Dr. Crystal Perez Empowering Latino Parents: Advocating for Elementary Aged Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) View
Dr. Lourdes Ramirez-Oritz Elementary School Leadership For English Language Learners: Yes, They Can! View
Dr. Molly Rearick

How Teens and Adults Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Family Members Perceive “Quality of Life”

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Dr. Armando Rubio

Student Misconduct and Isolation From the School Environment: A Study of Student, Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of School Discipline At An Urban Middle School

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Dr. Luis Sanchez Complexities of Educator's Beliefs, Perceptions and Experiences on Social Promotion and Grade Retention View
Dr. Michael Sheu

Influences of Collective teacher Efficacy on Urban Public High School Student Achievement  

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Dr. Samara Stewart

From Legal Segregation to Re-segregation: The Journey of Black Educators Serving Predominantly Latino Communities.

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Dr. Valerie Sun Dueling Complexities: Experiences of Dual-Lang Immersion Teaches View
Dr. Frances Valadez

 The Influence of Tier One of RtI2 and Instructional Coaching on Teacher Instruction of Student/ELL Learning: A Multiple Case Study

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Dr. Eun Sun Tark

Acquisition of Korean Obstruents by English-Speaking Second Language Learners of Korean and The Role of Pronunciation Instruction

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Dr. Eliza Tate Redefining The "Public": Neoliberalism And The Corporate Appropriation of Public Education in Los Angeles View
Dr. Juan Urdiales Examining The Cultural Wealth of Latino Parents Who Have Childen In The P-20 Educational Pipeline View

Dr. Darleen Villalobos

To Be Continued: A Narrative Study of Continuation High School Teachers

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Dr. Rudolf Washington

The Influence of Student’s Perceptions of Adult Caring Behaviors and the Multi-Dimensionality of Connectedness and Resiliency in Hispanic and African American Students

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Dr. Shalene Wright

Oral Histories of Four Urban Youth Affected by Disproportionality in Special Education

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Dr. Christopher Wiebe

“Syntax Error”: Using Critical Discourse Analysis to Explore Discrepancies Between Teacher Belief and Policy Ideology About Technology Integration

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Dr. Erin Wiebe Si Se Puede: The Narratives of Latina Superintendents View
Dr. KiMi Wilson

Listening To Their Voices: Exploring Mathematics-Science Identity Development of African American Males in An Urban School Community

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Dr. Jennifer Rios-Zambrano

Stories From Adults Who Grew Up in the Foster Care System and What They Tell Us About Its Impact on Their School Completion In An Urban School Setting

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