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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Voice Matters: Building Resonance In Education Using Stories About Identity And Belonging, Joseph A. Antonioli Jr., MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Identifying College Students’ Course-Taking Patterns In Stem Fields, Fahimeh Bahrami, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Online First-Generation Students: A Qualitative Study on Retention, David Michael Dearden, EdD, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

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Comprehensive Farm-to-School: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of the Classroom, Cafeteria, and Community, Suzanna Elkin, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Finding Faith in the Academy: Religious Exploration as a High-Impact Practice for Quarterlife Students, Angela Erdmann, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Examining The Impact Of Undergraduate Study Abroad On Early Career Outcomes: A Mixed Methods Approach, Noah Goldblatt, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Changing the Narrative: The Educational Power of Reading Young Adult Literature, Cary Rich Jewkes, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Implementing Proficiency-Based Learning In Vermont High Schools: How Administrators Support Teacher Sensemaking Of Education Reform, Andrew Jones, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Drive: My Motivation For Becoming A Holistic And Authentic Leader And Supervisor Of College Students, Alisha Ami Oguri Lewis, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Mind The Gap: Preparing For The Future Leaders Of Small Private Colleges In New England, Jennifer Ann Sweeney Nicholls, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Dead Without Water: Personal Storytelling Of Place As An Education Tool For Interdependent Survival Of Our Earth Home, Lisel Peters-deCourval, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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On the Subject of Autism: Lacan, First-Person Writing, and Research, Adam Neil Poulin, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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A Midlife Educator’s Story Of Change: How Learning To Live For Compassion, Meaning And Leadership Transformed Me, Alan Shashok, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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The Benefits Of Family And Consumer Science Education: One Educators Quest To Find Meaning Through Self Discovery And Holistic Teaching, Julie Shaw, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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An Educator's Journey Of Finding Post-Traumatic Growth After Intimate Partner Violence Through Scholarly Personal Narrative Writing: Implications For Survivors, Advocates, And Educators, Alexandra T. Spannaus, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Latino College Student Athletes As Nepantleras: Fostering Academic Success And Athletic Identity At Two Ncaa Division Ii Institutions, Carlos Enrique Vega, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Predicting College Outcomes: A Tool for Assessing Non-Cognitive Traits in Admissions Essays, Caroline Alexandra Weaver, MEd, Educational Leadership

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Insights From Narrative Reflections Of First Year Medical Students On Their Professional Formation, Laurey Burris, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Examining School Building-Level Implementation of an MTSS Problem-Solving Team, Nicole Carter, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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La Jaula De Oro Y Dreamers: Wellness Of Latinx Undocumented College Students In A Divisive Political Climate And #45 Era Presidency, Sarah Maria Childs, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Students in Transition: Introducing English Language Learners from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to U.S. History, Bill Clark, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Rural Education Philanthropy: A Case Study of Need and Opportunity, Carolyn Dwyer, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Making Connections Through Coaching: A Story of Finding Meaning Through Athletics and Coaching, Mary Laura Krug, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Seeking Balance: Lessons to Myself, Matthew Manz, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Becoming By Believing: One Fraternity And Sorority Life Professional’s Journey In Finding Her Voice, Kimberlee Monteaux De Freitas, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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An Examination of the College Decision-Making Process of High School Students in Rural Vermont: A Cross-Case Analysis, Jon Reidel, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Immaculate Deception: One Educator's Exploration Into the Systemic Shaming of Women in Ireland, Alanna Diane Scully, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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From There, To Here, Now Where? My Journey Of Vulnerability Toward Interdisciplinary Teaching, Jennifer Lyn Way, MEd, Interdisciplinary

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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An Examination Of Correlation Between Preadmission Indicators Of College Readiness And Clinical Performance Of Nursing Students, Kenneth Allen, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Hiding In Plain Sight: How Binary Gender Assumptions Complicate Efforts To Meet Transgender Students' Name And Pronoun Needs, Dot Brauer, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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College Students' Development of Civic Commitment: Experiences of Service Learning Across the College Years, Kailee Ann Brickner-McDonald, EdD, Educational Leadership

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How Cultural Capital, Habitus, And Social Capital Impacts Pell-Eligible Vermont Students In Navigating The Financial Systems Of Higher Education, Xavier De Freitas, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Examining The Socialization Of Physical Education Teachers: A Case Study, Thomas Matthew Geisler, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Everyone is Anxious: A Narrative for Admissions Professionals, Students, and Parents, on College Admissions and Anxiety, Sarah Hecklau, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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An Examination Of College Persistence Factors For Students From Different Rural Communities: A Multilevel Analysis, Andrew Hudacs, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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One Educator's Personal Mission to Create a Balanced Teaching Philosophy and a Fulfilling Career: Implications for Professionals and Students K-12, Brianne Keefe, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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The Effect Of Student Learning Objectives On Teachers And Teaching As Part Of The Teacher Evaluation Process: A Grounded Theory Study, Juliette Cavanaugh Longchamp, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Praxis Through Participatory action Research: Exploring Inclusive Practices With A Neighborhood School Community, Winnie Looby, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Exploring The Reciprocal Relationship Between A Comprehensive Living-Learning Program And Institutional Culture: A Narrative Inquiry Case Study, Christopher Paul Marquart, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Vermont's Sacred Cow: A Case Study of Local Control of Schools, Michael Steven Martin, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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A Seat At The Table: The Unspoken Values And Benefits Of Student And Academic Affairs Collaboration And Partnerships In Higher Education, Tynesha McCullers, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Education For Sustainability: Exploring Teaching Practices And Perceptions Of Learning Associated With A General Education Requirement, Lisa Watts Natkin, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Students' Experiences with Personalized Learning: An Examination Using Self-Determination Theory, Steven Netcoh, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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The Influence of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Families, Neighborhoods, and School Environments on Cognitive Outcomes among Schoolchildren, Mark William Olofson, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Coaching Students For More Than A Career: Preparing Students For Life Beyond College Via Scholarly Personal Narrative Writing, Akshar Patel, MEd, Educational Leadership

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Nonprofit Social Enterprise: Social Change in a New Economic Paradigm, Cyrus O. Patten, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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High School Principal Leadership For The Implementation Of A Personalized Proficiency Education Paradigm In The State Of Vermont, Jennifer Stainton, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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One Size Does Not Fit All: A Case For A More Diversified Approach To Identifying And Supporting First-Generation College Students, Alexander J. Thorngren, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Implementing Proficiency-Based Learning: Perspectives Of Three Vermont High School Social Studies Teachers, Catherine K. Toland, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Exploring the Effects of Concussion on College Students Returning to Academic Demands, Kathryn Vreeland, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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The Distinctive Mission of Catholic Colleges & Universities and Faculty Reward Policies for Community Engagement: Aspirational or Operational?, Joan Wagner, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Interdisciplinary Research Experiences For Undergraduates: Two Mixed-Methods Studies, Beth White, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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The Role Of Vulnerability In Athletics: Applications For Future Female Leaders In Combating Feelings Of Shame And Weakness, Melyssa Woods, MEd, Interdisciplinary

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Passion In A Non-Traditional Student Through Higher Education: The Guiding Points That Made Her...her., Leahn Rachael Bass, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Taming The Elephant: An Examination Of The Identity, Coping Strategies, And Educational Aspirations Of Two Adolescent African American Males Who Live And Attend School In A Predominantly White Community, Jeremy LyDell Beauregard, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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The Nile Project: Creating Harmony Through Music In The Nile Basin Region, Kelly Mancini Becker, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Middle Grades Students as Teacher Educators: Consulting with Students in Professional Development, John Matthew Downes, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Walk A Mile In My Shoes: The Social Construction Of Mental Illness Among State Administrators And Consumer-Advocates, Paul Arthur Dragon, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Life at 6 Miles Per Hour: Running at My Own Pace for Mind, Body and Spirit and its Applications for Advising in Higher Education, Elizabeth S. Dunbar, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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How One Life Coach Attempts to Inspire Mindful Music: The Morality of the Soul, Jared M. Ford, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Cultivating Well-Being and Contemplative Ways of Knowing through Connection: One Woman's Journey from Monastic Living to Mainstream Academia, Krista Hamel, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Services For Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Study Of Educational Practices In Vermont, Tristan James McNamara, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Gendering Fiction: A Mixed Methods Examination Of The Influence Of The "boy" Book/ "girl" Book Phenomenon On The Willingness To Read Of Young Adolescents, Megan Farley Munson-Warnken, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Examining Undergraduate Faculty's Competence and Confidence in Addressing Distressed and Disruptive College Students, Nicholas Efren Negrete, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Psychotherapists Becoming Leadership Consultants: The Making of an Institutional Entrepreneur, Mercy Burton Russell, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Challenges To Building An Open Learning Organization In Higher Education: A Scholarly Personal Narrative, Robert Austin Skiff, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Education in the Age of Complexity: Building Systems Literacy, Caitlin S. Steele, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Open Adoption From A Birth Mother's Perspective: A Story To Help Educators At All Levels Understand And Help Others Heal, Sara Elizabeth Villeneuve, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Writing About Writing: One Student's Challenges Producing A Scholarly Personal Narrative Thesis And Applying The Outcomes As A Student Affairs Professional, Hilary Watson, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Powerful Peers: Resident Advisors' Experience With Restorative Practices In College Residence Hall Settings, Patience Whitworth, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A Science Instrument for the Digital Age: #Scistuchat Participants' Perceptions of Twitter as a Tool for Learning and Communicating Science, Ryan Liss Becker, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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A Science Instrument for the Digital Age: #Scistuchat Participants' Perceptions of Twitter as a Tool for Learning and Communicating Science, Ryan Liss Becker, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Ankylosing Spondylitis & Chronic Pain Syndrome: Bridging the Gap Between Perpetuated Medicine & Holistic Therapies, Jarett Chizick, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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The Passion Within: Challenging The Feminine Mystique By Educating Midlife Women To Fulfill Their Career Dreams, Kelly DePaolo, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Boys, Writing, And The Literacy Gender Gap: What We Know, What We Think We Know, Nancy Disenhaus, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Conceptualizing Contemplative Practice as Pedagogy: Approaches to Mindful Inquiry in Higher Education, Melissa Hammerle, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Out of the Closet and Into the Woods; Nature as a Model for Resilience During Gay Identity Development., Lance Johnson, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Students' Understanding Of Quadratic Functions: Learning From Students' Voices, Jennifer Suzanne Stokes Parent, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Damned If You Do--Damned If You Don't: A Queer Woman of Color's Journey of Trauma, Agency, and Leadership, Windy Paz-Amor, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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From Dar Es Salaam To Dartmouth: A Case Study Of The Experiences Of Fogarty Aids International Training And Research Program Fellows At Dartmouth College, Lisa Anne Purvis, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Helping Students Find Meaning While Finding My Own: A Scholarly Personal Narrative Navigating Single-Motherhood and a Career in Admissions, Amber Rich, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Tejanos in College: How Texas Born Mexican-American Students Navigate Ethnoracial Identity, Tomás Sanchez, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Exploring Catholic Education In The Twenty-First Century: Teaching Practices, Technology Integration, And Educational Goals, Meredith Swallow, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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One Parent's Journey to Discovering Her Self in a Blended Family: Implications for Parents, Educators and Advocates, Bethany Marie Wolfe, MEd, Interdisciplinary

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Faculty Perceptions as a Foundation for Evaluating Use of Student Evaluations of Teaching, Scott Hamilton Baker, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Perceptions of the Impact of High School Advisory on Academic Success, Connectdness and Personalization of Education, Beth S. Brodie, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Voices of Leadership: A Narrative Study of Four Vermont Superintendents and Their Experience with Policy Governance, Daniel McNeil French, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Iraq: My Stories of Life, Liberty and Leadership, Kenneth Smith, EdD, Educational Leadership

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Employing "Best Practices" In Teacher Education: Faculty Perceptions Of Their Success And Their Needs In Preparing Teachers To Increase Student Achievement, Prem P. Timsina, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Learning Starts with Design: Higher Education Faculty Explore the use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Address the Needs of all Students, Holly Buckland Parker, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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The Spirituality of Conciousness: From Mindfulness to Faith to the Awakening of Self, Monique Swaby, MEd, Interdisciplinary

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Assessment for Learning:, Marion Anastasia, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Soully Responsible: a Single Mother’s Spiritual Journey, Tamar Bouchard, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Education Through Meaning-Making: An Artist’s Journey from Quarterlifer to Educator, Tamara D. Brown, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Exploring the Perception of Self-Efficacy Among Teachers and Principals in Meeting, Brian F. Carroll, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Unlearning Racism:, Edorah Frazer, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Welcoming the Stranger to the Land of Cancer:, Theresa Lever, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Engaging and Disengaging: a Qualitative Study of Middle School Girls and Mathematics, Anita M Long, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Being Black:, Learie C. Nurse, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Vermont Incarcerated Womens’ Initiative Drug Education,, Susan Onderwyzer, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies