Graduate Dissertation Titles

EdD Graduate Dissertation Titles

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

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

Dr. Zara Agvanian

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

Dr. Manuel Alvarez

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


Dr. Yanin Su Ardila

¿Quien Define mi Dignidad? Using Critical Lenses to Explore the Experiences of Latinx DACAmened Students Across a Shifting Political Climate.

Dr. Smbat Avetyan

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


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


Dr. R. David Black

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


Dr. Kevin Bice

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

Dr. Iraiz Carson

Examining Teacher Knowledge in Connecting Engineering Design to Science Instruction in the Elementary Classroom

Dr. Preciosa Cordero

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


Dr. Elva Cortez-Covarrubias

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


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. Maria-Lisa Flemington

Art As A Catalyst for Change: A Performance Ethnography of Social Practice Art in the Community

Dr. Sarah Francev

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


Dr. Dolores Gallegos

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


Dr. Eric Gates

Instrumental Case Study of An Afterschool Middle School Physical Activity Program


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

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


Dr. Rebecca Gonzalez-Rodriguez

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


Dr. Evita Guanlao

Effective Nutritional Practices of Exemplary Elementary Afterschool Programs


Dr. LaNelle Harvey

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

Dr. Keith Hatcher

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


Dr. Julio Hernandez

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

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


Dr. Barbara Hunt

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


Dr. Cecelia Jimenez

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


Dr. Rosa Johnson

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

Dr. Maha Karout

 Perceptions of Heritage Language Program


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


Dr. Bettina Lee

High School Teacher, Student, And Evaluator Perceptions Regarding Student Involvement In Teacher Evaluation Systems

Dr. Linda Lee

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


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


Dr. Elizabeth Martinez

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


Dr. Marisa Meyka

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


Dr. Mario Moya

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


Dr. Lucrecia Nava

Caminando, Preguntamos: Rotating Leadership as an Alternative for Sustainable and Effective Administrators


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


Dr. Monique Ohashi

Educator Perceptions About the Diverse Needs of Students Who Are Gifted and Talented: A Descriptive Case Study

Dr. Berenice Onofre Vásquez

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

Dr. Socorro Orozco

Exploring Latino(a) High School Students Experience in a Technology Integrated Math College Placement Exam Class

Dr. Kanit Pamanee

A Guideline of Transition Service for Individuals with Disabilities in Thailand

Dr. Dickson Perey

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


Dr. Crystal Perez

Empowering Latino Parents: Advocating for Elementary Aged Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Dr. Mercedes Perez

Consejos y más (Advice and More): Mexican Immigrant Mothers' Perceptions of Their Parenting Practices

Dr. Lourdes Ramirez-Oritz Elementary School Leadership For English Language Learners: Yes, They Can! View
Dr. Dean Ramser

An Analysis of First-Year College English Composition Course Syllabi About Civic Learning/Community Engagement As a Learning Tool

Dr. Molly Rearick

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

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


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  

Dr. Samara Stewart

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

Dr. Valerie Sun

Dueling Complexities: Experiences of Dual-Lang Immersion Teaches

Dr. Eun Sun Tark

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

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 Children In The P-20 Educational Pipeline 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


Dr. Rafael Ventura III

Liberating Consciousness: A Narrative Reflection of Correctional Educators


Dr. Darleen Villalobos

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


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


Dr. Kristen Williams

Restorative Justice: Postive Intentions, Unintended Consequences

Dr. Christopher Wiebe

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


Dr. Erin Wiebe Si Se Puede: The Narratives of Latina Superintendents
Dr. Chris Wolf Feeling Capable and Other Essential Skills for Graduating High School
Dr. KiMi Wilson

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


Dr. Shalene Wright

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


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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