This collection is a comprehensive listing of the doctoral dissertations submitted by Kutztown University students in partial fulfillment of the requirements of one of the doctoral programs at Kutztown University. The University awarded the first doctoral degrees in Spring 2018.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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How Will I Thrive? Developing Designer Professional Identity Among Undergraduate Communication Design Students, Denise Bosler

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The Impact of Relationships on School Culture From Perspectives of Faculty at a Philadelphia High School, Richman Mathis

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In Search of Kinship: Traveling into new worlds through conversation and the impact on building community, Daniel E. McClary Ed.D

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Journaling on the Transition to College: Foucauldian Approaches in the First-Year Writing Classroom, Daniel J. Metzger

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The Writing for Healing and Transformation Project, Heather Elizabeth Osborn

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Stakeholder Perspectives: How Participation in a Work-Based Learning Program Affects Perceptions, Samantha G. Piller

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Transforming the Urban Educator: The Power of Reflection and Its Effect on Teacher Perception, Essential Teaching Dispositions, and Teacher Leadership, Brittany Purr

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Changed Agents: Cultivating Students’ Civic Identity Through Participation in a Social Justice-Themed Book Club as a Subversive Approach to Critical Literacy in Education, Elizabeth Schucker

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Breaking Barriers and Bread to Build Bridges: How do Latina/o families and schools develop meaningful home-school relationships?, Cathy A. Shappell

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Bridging barriers in inclusive classrooms: Avenues for communication between general education teachers and families, Nicole M. Wack

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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The Effect of Differentiated Instruction Training on the Instructional Strategies of Education Trainees at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Erin C. Brown

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Socially Just Artmaking: A Practitioner's Inquiry of Passionate Teaching for Compassionate Action, Jaime Linn Brown

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The Relationship Between Academic Advising and Student Motivation on the Persistence of Freshman Exploratory Studies Students, Marlene N. Fares

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Community-Based Learning: Face-to-Face Tandem Language Exchanges as a Complementary Course Component for Acquisition of Spanish, Andrew Healey

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How We Got Here: Testimonios of Secondary Latina Educators, Leila Little

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“I guess somebody already told you”: LGBTQ+ Students’ Experiences in Secondary School Contexts, Emily A. Pisco

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Proactive Prosocial Strategies Employed by First-Grade Teachers, Lisa M. Skiadas

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Teacher Perception: Secondary Level Skill Development Support for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities, Philip L. Specht

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The Potential Impact of Online Learning on Economically Disadvantaged Students, Anthony M. Tartaglia

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Making the Journey Personal: A Self-Study of the Intersections of Curriculum, Practice, and Identity, Patricia J. Tinsman-Schaffer

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Exploring the Role of United States Legal Discourse in Creating, Sustaining, and Disrupting Vestiges of Slavery, Hanif M. Bey

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Intimate Partner Violence: A Narrative Analysis of the Jamaican Women Experience, Sonia M. Brown

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Understanding College Students with Physical Disabilities, Kimberly L. Hardner

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A Workable Balance: Maternity Leave and Female success in the Workplace in Finland and the United States, Karey J. Murphy

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Hispanic Parent/Caregiver Health Literacy: Examining Effect on Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization, Sandy Anhai Ramirez Sanchez

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Academic Preparedness of Social Workers for Interprofessional Education/Collaborative Practice (IPECP), Amy Corwin Sagen