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Dissertations

All Leadership Studies dissertations since the fall of 2005 appear in the OhioLink Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. If you are interested in viewing, reading and/or downloading a dissertation, please go to http://etd.ohiolink.edu/ and browse the dissertations by school, department or by the author's name.

Fall 2012

Zipporah Abla (Chair, Dr. Kyle Ingle) "Portraits of Successful African Immigrant Faculty Members on US Campuses"

Paul Soska (Chairs Drs. Judith Zimmerman and Paul Johnson) "Use of Rasch Rating Scale Modeling to Develop and Validate a Measure of District-Level Characteristics and Practices Identified to Improve Instruction and Increase Student Achievement"

Spring 2012

Eric Calvert (Chair, Dr. Terry Herman) "Linked Leadership: The Role of Technology in Gifted Education Coordinators' Approaches to Informed Decision Making"

Carrie Rathsack (Chair, Dr. Rachel Reinhart) "A Profile of Early 21st Century Teachers of Northwest Ohio:  The Relationship Between Teachers' Technology Integration and Leadership Practices"

Michelle Toth (Chair, Dr. Patrick Pauken) "Exploring a  Relationship Between Workers' Perceptions of Leaders and Workers' Self-Efficacy in Social Services"

Fall 2011

Bruce Meyer (Chairs: Dr. Rachel Reinhart and Dr. Patrick Pauken) "Does the Number of College Credits Earned in a Tech Prep and Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program Predict College Success?" 

Michael Scoles (Chair: Dr. Rachel Reinhart) “An Examination of the Impact of Prior Teaching Experience on the Self-Efficacy of School Counselors in the State of Ohio."

Summer 2011

Peggy Adams (Chair: Dr. Patrick  Pauken) “Field Instructors’ Perceptions of Core Attributes: Implications for Leadership and Gatekeeping.”

Spring 2011

Brenda Oyer (Chair: Dr. Patrick  Pauken) “The Relationship between Principals’ Confidence, Humility, and Effectiveness: A Study of Teacher Perception.”

Penny Soboleski (Chair: Dr. Rachel Reinhart) “Fast ForWord: An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Computer-Assisted Reading Intervention.”

Fall 2010

Gretchen Carroll (Chair: Dr. Judith Zimmerman) "“An Examination of the Relationship between Personality Type, Self Perception Accuracy and Transformational Leadership Practices of Female Hospital Leaders”

Todd Cramer (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken) "“Predicting Student Success on the Third Grade Reading Achievement Assessment in Ohio”

Marcia Latta (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken)  “Characteristics and Motivational Factors of Major Donors to Bowling Green State University."      

David Wagner (Chair: Dr. Mark Earley) "“Leadership Education Reconsidered: Examining Self-Perceived Leadership Styles and Motivation Sources among Undergraduate Leaders”

Summer 2010

Petrina Hill (Chair: Dr. Judy Jackson May)  “An Examination of the Impact of the IEP Team Composition and Transition Planning upon the Success of Students with Disabilities in Urban School Districts.”

Peter Mateso (Chair: Dr. Judith Zimmerman)  “Understanding Succession Planning and Management Efforts at Midwestern University: A Mixed Methods Study."

Chad Warnimont  (Chair: Dr. Rachel Vannatta Reinhart)  “The Relationship between Students' Performance on the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the Fourth and Fifth Grade Reading and Math Achievement Tests in Ohio."

Spring 2010

Kristine Hoover (Chair: Dr. Rachel Vannatta Reinhart)  “Values and Organizational Culture Perceptions: A Study of the Relationships and Antecedents to Managerial Moral Judgments."

Fall 2009

Tricia Hastings (Chair: Dr. Rachel Vannatta Reinhart)  "Factors that Predict Quality Classroom Technology Use."

Jamie Hollinger (Chair: Dr. Rachel Vannatta Reinhart)  "The Relationship Between Students' Reading Performance on Diagnostic Assessments and the Third Grade Reading Achievement Test in Ohio."

Suzanna Leone (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken)  "The Relationship Between Classroom Climate Variables and Student Achievement."

Mercedes Neber (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken)  "The Roles of Mentoring and Family Support in the Development of Asian Pacific American Leaders."

Summer 2009

Lamandren Derrick (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken) ""Exploring Mentoring Relationships between African-American High School Males and African-American Male Principals."

Alexander Edwards (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken) "Professional Citizenship and Otherness Leadership Development: Examining the Relationships among Meaning, Moral Reasoning, and Diversity Competencies of Graduate Students."

Marie Fallon (Chairs: Dr. Patrick Pauken and Dr. Judith Zimmerman)  "A Quantitative Study of the Appointment Process of Local Board of Health members and the Relationship to Board Effectiveness."

Kim Kirkland (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken) "Academic Misconduct: Is What Students Believe Different from What They Do?""

Joan Simonis (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken)  "The Relationship Between Music Educators’ Ethical Awareness and Students’ Sense of Belonging and Academic Achievement."

Clarence Thomas (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken) "'Three-Skill' of Effective Administrators and their Comfort Level in the Conduct of the Performance Evaluations of School Psychologists."

Spring 2009

Shanda Gore (Chair: Dr. Judy Jackson May) "An Examination of Involvement Behaviors and Minority Student Retention at Academic Medical Institutions."

Margo Greicar  (Chair: Dr. Rachel Vannatta) "The Professional Preparation of Academic Deans."

Sarah Harrison (Chair: Dr. Judith Zimmerman) "An Examination of Evaluation Plan Quality in Human Service Nonprofit Organizations."

Fall 2008

Melissa Askren-Edgehouse (Chair: Dr. Judith Zimmerman) "Characteristics and Career Path Barriers of Women Superintendents in Ohio."

Martin Miller (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken) "A Study of the Career Paths and Leadership of Male Principals in the Elementary Schools of Ohio." 

Cristina Mello-e-Souza Wildermuth (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken) "Engaged to Serve: The Relationship Between Employee Engagement and the Personality of Human Service Professionals and Paraprofessionals."

Summer 2008

Matthew Lee Partin (Chairs: Dr. Mark Earley and Dr. Jodi Haney) "The Clem Model: Path Analysis of the Mediating Effects of Attitudes and Motivational Beliefs on the Relationship Between Perceived Learning Environment and Course Performance in an Undergraduate Nonmajor Biology Course."

Joyce Litten (Chairs: Dr. Judy Jackson May and Dr. Judith Zimmerman) "A Quantitative and Qualitative Inquiry into the Call to Serve Among Non-traditional Undergraduate Social Work Students." 

Spring 2008

Kimberly Ann Watson (Chair: Dr. Julie Edmister) “The Role of Mentoring, Family Support, and Networking in the Career Trajectory of Female Senior Leaders in Health Care and Higher Education.”

Fall 2007

Mark J. Carroll (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken) “Physical therapists' perception of risk of violating laws and rules governing the practice of physical therapy and/or their personal moral and ethical values when failing to provide treatment for an uninsured or underinsured patient.”

Robert N. Falkenstein (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken) “Student Experiences of Participation in Tracked Classes throughout High School: The Ethic of Justice, School Leadership, and Curriculum Design.”

Joan Moon (Chair: Dr. Judy Jackson May) “Effect of a Computer-Based Multimedia Educational Module on Knowledge of the Menstrual Cycle.”

Summer 2007

Susan Bernheisel (Chair: Dr. Mark Earley) “The Relationship between Education and Leadership Behaviors in New Graduate Baccalaureate Prepared Nurses and New Graduate Associate Degree Prepared Nurses

James Gunner (Chair: Dr. Mark Earley) “One-to-One Laptop Initiatives: Powerful Hubs of a Distributed Student Learning Network?”

Benard Manyibe (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken) “Building International College Student Leaders: The Role of Campus Community Service”

José Salinas (Chair: Dr. Mark Earley) “Educational Experiences of Children in the Migrant Stream: EnvironmentalFacotrs Necessary for Academic Success”

Karen D. Smith (Chairs: Dr. Mark Earley and Dr. Patrick Pauken) “Spinning Straw into Gold: Dynamics of aRumpelstiltskin Style of Leadership”

Julie Spade (Chair: Patrick Pauken) “The Relationship between Student Bullying Behaviors and Self-Esteem”

Paula Whetsel-Ribeau (Chair: Rachel Vannatta) “Retention of Faculty of Color as it Relates to Their Perceptions of the Academic Climate at Colleges and Universities”

Spring 2007

Carol Rosiak (Chair: Judy Jackson May) “The Predictive Validity of the DIAL-3 Kindergarten Readiness Screening Assessment as it Relates to Reading and Math Academic Achievement in the Fourth Grade.”

Debra Gallagher (Chair: Dr. Rachel Vannatta) “Learning Styles, Self-Efficacy, and Satisfaction with Online Learning: Is Online Learning for Everyone?

Jeffrey Grilliot (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken) “Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger: A Case Study”

Fall 2006

Marjori Krebs (Chair: Judy Jackson May) “Service Learning: Motivation for K-12 Teachers”

Susan Miko (Chair: Patrick Pauken) “The Impact of School District Income Tax on the Frequency of Requests for New Operational Tax Levies in Rural Ohio School Districts”

CarnelL. Smith (Chair: Patrick Pauken) “Lasting Legacies: The Effects of Natural Mentors in the Lives of At-Risk African-American Male Adolescents”

Cathy Woodward (Chair: Patrick Pauken) “Effectiveness of Governance Boards in Traditional Public School Districts and Community Public Schools in Ohio”

Summer 2006

Allison Goedde (Chair: Dr. Rachel Vannatta) "Factors Predicting Preservice Teacher Technology Competency." 

Frank J. Latendresse (Chairs: Dr. Mark Earley and Dr. Patrick Pauken) "Individual and Organizational Characteristics that Facilitate and Restrict Boundary Spanning of Team Leaders."

Luis A. C. Lima (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken) "Leadership in the Information Age: How Chief Information Officers Lead Information Technology Workers."

Sivanarulselvan Sachidanandam (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken) "Why Physicians Do or Do Not Use Computerized Physician Order Entry Systems: Applying the Technology Acceptance Model."

Martha Tanicala (Chair: Dr. Rachel Vannatta) "Design and Implementation of Nursing Student Clinical Experiences and Program Effectiveness as measured by NCLEX-RN Pass Rates."

Spring 2006

Patrice Akilah McClellan (Chair: Dr. Judy Alston) "Wearing the Mantle: Spirited Black Male Servant LeadersReflect on Their Leadership Journey."

Faith Wambura Ngunjiri (Chair: Dr. Judy Alston) "Tempered Radicals and Servant Leaders: Portraits of Spirited African Women Leaders."

Michael D. O'Shea (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken) "Student Perceptions of Teacher Support: Effect on Student Achievement, Goal Attainment and Academic Performance."

Fall 2005

Kathleen Hope Anthony (Chairs: Dr. Judy Alston and Dr. Mark Earley): Exploring Helper and Consumer Partnerships that Facilitate Recovery from Severe Mental Illness.

Bryan Jeremy Cavins (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): The Relationship between Emotional-Social Intelligence and Leadership Practices among College Student Leaders.

Summer 2005

Jon McDermott (Chair: Dr. Judy Alston): A Comparison of the Effectiveness of a Personal Computer-Based Training Device and a Flight Training Device at Improving Instrument Proficiency: A Case Study in Leading Regulatory Change in Aviation Education.

Pamela Carter Speaks (Chairs: Dr. Leigh Chiarelott & Dr. Patrick Pauken): Intervention Assistance Teams: The Process and the Progress -- Two Schools' Approaches.

Michael E. Zalar (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): Ohio 's Academic Content Standards for Science K-12: A Legal and Policy Analysis of Intelligent Design Using Q Methodology.

Spring 2005

Samuel Hancock (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): The Impact of Cultural Diversity Training on Working Relationships among Employees at the Medical College of Ohio .

Doris I. Herringshaw (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): An Investigation of Leadership Orientation of Family Consumer Sciences Extension Professionals and Functioning of Issue Teams.

Molly Blank McClure (Chair: Dr. Judy Alston): Determining the Predictive Validity of the New Student Transition Questionnaire at Bowling Green State University .

Lillian A. Schumacher (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): The Relationship between Supply Managers' Emotional Intelligence and their Performance.

Robin Wheatley (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): An Investigation of Factors that Influence African American Families to Choose a Charter School Education Instead of a Traditional Public School Education for Their High School Students.

Fall 2004

Pamela A. Bruno (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): Ethical Decision Making among Superintendents and School Board Members in Ohio .

Frederick Buskey (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): Moral Magnetism: Leadership with a Purpose.

Ruth Ford (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): Leadership Influence on Work Opportunities for Older Adult Workers

Terry Herman (Chair: Dr. Judy Alston):The Effect of an Online and Face-to-Face Course Delivery Model on Achievement for Students Enrolled in Two Computer Basics Courses: Ethical and Leadership Consideration.

Summer 2004

Elizabeth Anne H. B. Christo-Baker (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken) College and University Faculty Attitudes, Incentives and Barriers Toward Distance Education..

John (Kip) Crain (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): Perceptions of Career-Technical Education Superintendents and Secondary Directors in Ohio on Leadership Preparation Experiences.

Dean Wittwer (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): Selecting Competent and Effective Teachers: A Case Study of Three Public Schools in Ohio .

Spring 2004

Kevin A. Gorman (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): Perceptions and Experiences of Mobile High School Students.

Rhonda Foster (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): An Investigation of Stakeholders Attributes, Salience, and the Extent of Involvement in Decisions Related to Strategic Change: The Perceptions of Health Care Organization Chief Executives.

Kim E. Forget (Chairs: Dr. Patrick Pauken and Dr. Cindy Hendricks): Comparative Effects of Content Area Reading Instruction on Rural Secondary Students' Attitudes, Metacognitive Strategy Awareness, and Reading Achievement.

Duane L. Davis (Chair: Dr. Judy Alston): A Correlative Study of African-American Adolescent Racial Identify Development and Their Levels of Cultural Mistrust and its Implications for Ethical Educational Leadership.

Fall 2003

Sharyn N. Jones (Chair: Dr. Judy Alston): The Praxis of Black Female Educational Leadership from a Systems Thinking Perspective

Summer 2003

Lisa Chavers (Chair: Dr. Judy Alston): An Investigation of Mentoring Sources Utilized by Preservice Teachers.

Andrew Smith (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): The Relationship between Student Mobility and School District Accountability.

Todd Hoadley (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): An Investigation of Evaluation Bias Variables Affecting Public School Board Members' Perceptions of School Superintendents' Job Performance.

Spring 2003

Elizabeth (Betty) Cain (Chair: Dr. Carney Strange): Constructions of Cultural Responsiveness of Curriculum Practices by Nursing Educators.

Diana Garver (Chairs: Dr. Patrick Pauken and Dr. Michael French): An Investigation of Collaboration, Culture, and Care among Third Grade Teachers.

Carlos McCray (Chair: Dr. Judy Alston): Alabama Secondary Principals' Perceptions of Multicultural Education.

Fall 2002

Timothy Chambers (Chairs: Dr. Robert Ludwig and Dr. Patrick Pauken): Internet Course Student Achievement: InOhio 's Two-Community and Technical Colleges , Are Online Courses Less Effective than Traditional Courses?

Stephen Fogo (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): School Reform Models and Their Effect on Student Reading Achievement and Principal Succession.

Margaret Brennan Krueger (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): The Impact of all Day School Every Day Kindergarten on Performance on the Ohio Fourth Grade Proficiency Test When Compared to Similar Districts Not Providing All Day Every Day Kindergarten to all Students.

Summer 2002

Steven Castle (Chairs: Dr. Robert Ludwig and Dr. Patrick Pauken): Job Satisfaction of Ohio City , Local, and Exempted Village School Superintendents and Their Perceptions of a Career Crisis in the SchoolSuperintendency.

Jasmine R. Renner (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): An Analysis of the Knowledge Levels of Ohio's Post-Secondary Educators in Public/State, Private and Two-year Institutions of Higher Education Regarding Copyright Ownership of Web-Based Online Courses and Materials.

Floyd Beachum (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): The Support, Importance, and Perceived Deterrent Effect of Character Education among Preservice Teachers.

Rozalind Herzig (Chairs: Dr. Rachel Vannatta and Dr. Patrick Pauken): The Effects of the Level of Computer Technology Use in the Classroom on the At-Risk Student's Grade and Attendance.

Spring 2002

Mary M. Murray (Chairs: Dr. Patrick Pauken and Dr. Colleen Mandell): Graduate Students' Perspectives of Family-Centered Practices in a Masters Level Early Childhood Special Education Preservice Program.

Julie McIntosh (Chair: Dr. Leigh Chiarelott): Differences between Baldrige and Cook Models: Perceptions of the Success, Activities, and Products of Strategic or Continuous Improvement.

Pamela H. Baker (Chair: Dr. Rachel Vannatta): The Role of Self-efficacy in Teacher Readiness for Differentiating Discipline in Classroom Structure.

Mitchell Emmons (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): The Baldrige Approach to Performance Excellence in the Educational Service Center .

James Barney (Chair: Dr. Robert Ludwig): The Effect of Open Enrollment on High Gaining and High Losing Districts in Ohio .

Fall 2001

Bryan Miller (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken):The Influence of Personal and Professional Values Upon the Value of Honest Among Superintendents in County Boards of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.

Summer 2001

Sheri Steyer (Chair: Dr. Craig Mertler): An Examination of Public School Teachers' Perceptions of Followershipthrough the Refinement of the Teacher Sentiment Inventory.

Todd Nichols (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): An Investigation into the Perception of Students, Coaches, and Administrators in Regard to the Deterrent Effect of a Drug-Testing Policy on Students' Choice to Use, or Not to Use, Drugs.

Karen Walker (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): The Utilization of Multiple Intelligence to Differentiate Instruction in a Middle School Setting.

Summer 2000

Brenda Kallio (Chair: Dr. Patrick Pauken): Outsourcing At-Risk Students to For-Profit Organizations: School Board Members' Perceptions.

Brenda Mayo (Chair: Dr. Eugene T.W. Sanders): An Investigation of Principals' Leadership Orientations and Their Impact on School Effectiveness: A Study of 32 Schools within a Suburban School District .

Spring 2000

Susan Johnson (Chair: Dr. Rachel Vannatta): Gender Equity Instruction in Ohio Teacher Education Programs:Preservice Teachers Understanding of Gender/Equitable Classroom Practices.