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Dissertations from 2021

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AGENTIAL SCHOOLING: POSTHUMANISM, YPAR, AND SPOOKY ENTANGLEMENTS, Thomas Albright, Education (also CAGS)

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Defining Inclusion: Surveying Educator Perceptions and Practices in Chile, Christina A. Bosch, Education (also CAGS)

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MINDFULNESS EDUCATION AS A TRANSFORMATIVE PRACTICE: TOWARD AN EMBODIED LIBERATORY PEDAGOGY, Jennifer Cannon, Education (also CAGS)

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Administrators of General and Special Education Perceptions of Leadership Practices for Supporting Inclusive Learning Environments for Students with Disabilities, Kimberly B. Cass, Education (also CAGS)

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THE SCHOOL AND MY HEALTH: (RE)CENTERING YOUNG WOMEN’S VOICES IN PEER-LED SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (SRH) EDUCATION IN MACHAKOS, KENYA, Nyaradzai Changamire, Education (also CAGS)

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PREFIGURATIVE POLITICS AND REVOLUTIONARY PRACTICES WITHIN INTERNATIONAL SERVICE-LEARNING: A CASE STUDY OF THE CIEE THAILAND PROGRAM ON DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION, Koni Denham, Education (also CAGS)

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"Take it with You": Humanizing and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies as Racial Literacy in Undergraduate Education, Robert Jamaal Downey, Education (also CAGS)

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Evaluating Approaches for Dealing with Omitted Items in Large-Scale Assessments, Seong Eun Hong, Education (also CAGS)

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EDUCATORS PERCEPTIONS OF EBD, INCLUSION, AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES, Andrea Larmon, Education (also CAGS)

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Exploring the Role of Community Cultural Wealth in College Access and Transition: A Narrative Inquiry of Students from Refugee Backgrounds, Diep H. Luu, Education (also CAGS)

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Making Meaning of Equity in a Computer Science for All Research Practitioner Partnership, Itza D. Martínez, Education (also CAGS)

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Massachusetts Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: A Mixed Methods Workforce Study, Kym Meyer, Education (also CAGS)

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EXPLORING LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND IDENTITY: PERSPECTIVES FROM NON-NATIVE ARABIC UNIVERSITY TEACHERS IN THE US, Brahim Oulbeid, Education (also CAGS)

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DALIT ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES: STIGMA, SOCIAL REPRODUCTION AND SYSTEMIC EXCLUSION IN INDIAN HIGHER EDUCATION, Bharat Rathod, Education (also CAGS)

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Critical Multicultural Engagement with Children's Texts: Perspectives, Power, and Positioning, Jasmine A. Robinson, Education (also CAGS)

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Collaboration, Collective Agency, and Solidarity Through Participatory Action Research in Puerto Rico, Aurora Santiago Ortiz, Education (also CAGS)

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Rupture and Resistance in Third Space: Examining Black Girls’ Schooling Experiences at a Private Elite School, Alisha L. Smith Jean-Denis, Education (also CAGS)

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Caught between Spaces: Korean Adult EFL/ESL Female Speakers’ Negotiating Social Identities in Online English Study Groups, Rayoung Song, Education (also CAGS)

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“LET ME TALK MY SHIT”: EXPLORING RACIOCULTURAL TRAUMA THROUGH EMBODIED ARTS, Andrew Brian Torres, Education (also CAGS)

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The power of perception: social cohesion, child protection and access to education in conflict-affected communities in South Sudan, Wendy L. Wheaton, Education (also CAGS)

Dissertations from 2020

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Experiences of Uzbek Immigrant Parents with Public Schools in New York City: Parental Engagement, Mekhribon Abdullaeva, Education (also CAGS)

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Building Capacity for Academically Productive Talk: The Development of Teacher Leaders in Science Professional Development, Renee Affolter, Education (also CAGS)

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INTELLIGENT TUTORING SYSTEMS, PEDAGOGICAL AGENT DESIGN, AND HISPANIC ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS, Danielle Allessio, Education (also CAGS)

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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS IN SAUDI ARABIA, Raja Almutairi, Education (also CAGS)

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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF POINT-OF-VIEW-VIDEO MODELING ON IMPROVING SOCIAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS, Beyza Alpaydin, Education (also CAGS)

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“In Our Very Flesh, (R)evolution”: An Exploration of Secondary Education Teachers, Otherness, and Embodiment, Ryan Ambuter, Education (also CAGS)

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TRADITIONAL VALUES AND LOCAL COMMUNITY IN THE FORMAL EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN SENEGAL: A YEAR AS A HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER IN THIES, Maguette Diame, Education (also CAGS)

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Teacher Interactions, Teacher Bias and Child Behavioral Health, Ellen E. Edge, Education (also CAGS)

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Locating Safe Spaces for Food Insecure Female Community College Students, Michelle Errington Nicholson, Education (also CAGS)

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Mobilities Through and Against Governance: Narratives from Lesvos, Greece and the Humanitarian Borderscapes of the EU, Jennifer Flemming, Education (also CAGS)

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The Institutional Pillars of China's National College Entrance Exam: A Case Study of Gaozhong High School and NCEE Reforms, Mei Lan Frame, Education (also CAGS)

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IT’S ALL THE RAGE: AN ANIMATED APPROACH TO SCREENING FOR POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION, Amanda Gorham, Education (also CAGS)

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“I Missed A Lot of Childhood Memories”: Trauma and its Impact on Learning for Formerly Incarcerated Adolescents in the Age of Zero Tolerance Policies, Alberto Guerrero, Education (also CAGS)

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How Are Online Homework Help Aids Affecting Student Learning in Undergraduate Applied Calculus, Erica Hagedorn, Education (also CAGS)

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AN INVESTIGATION OF FIT CRITERIA WITHIN MG-CFA FOR EXAMINING NON-NEGLIGIBLE MEASUREMENT INVARIANCE, Abdolvahab Khademi, Education (also CAGS)

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Are Some Horizons Broader than Others? Study Abroad, Inequality, and the Influence on Careers and Education., Suzan Kommers, Education (also CAGS)

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LOST IN TRANSLATION? GEORGIAN PRINCIPALS’ PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF INTENSE POLICY BORROWING, Tamar Lomiashvili, Education (also CAGS)

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Exploring Multiracial Consciousness: Voices of Multiracial Students at a Predominantly White Institution, Victoria K. Malaney Brown, Education (also CAGS)

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Teachers Co-Constructing Multilingual and Multimodal Digital Literacy Practices: Examining Critical Transnational Professional Development, Rosa A. Medina Riveros, Education (also CAGS)

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CRITICAL CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON TEACHING ARABIC AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TAFL): A CRITICAL ETHNOGRAPHIC INVESTIGATION OF A US COLLEGE-LEVEL COURSE, Shaimaa Moustafa, Education (also CAGS)

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Making Meaning in the Anthropocene: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Investigation of College Student Response to Planetary Ecological Crises, Kristen Nelson, Education (also CAGS)

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What's in a Label? Unpacking the Meaning of Achievement Labels from Tests, Francis O'Donnell, Education (also CAGS)

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CONSTRUCTING MULTISTAGE ADAPTIVE TESTS USING RESPONSE TIMES, Yooyoung Park, Education (also CAGS)

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“If You’re Not Disrupting It, Then Who Is?”: Understanding the Effects of Participating in Anti-Sexism Workshops on Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices, Kimberly J. Pfeifer, Education (also CAGS)

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Examining the Specialized Math Content Knowledge of Elementary Teachers in the Age of the Common Core, Stephanie Purington, Education (also CAGS)

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EXPANDING ACCESS TO ELITE INSTITUTIONS THROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFER: AN INTRINSIC CASE STUDY OF BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFER INITIATIVES, Catherine Sanchez, Education (also CAGS)

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EXAMINING INSTRUCTIONAL SHIFTS WITHIN DIALOGIC INTERACTION IN JAPANESE UNIVERSITY EFL EDUCATION, Roehl Sybing, Education (also CAGS)

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MAKING MEANING IN THE MARGINS: IDENTITIES, BELONGING, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITMENTS IN A CROSS-RACE INTERGROUP DIALOGUE FOR QUEER AND TRANS COLLEGE STUDENTS, Nina M. Tissi-Gassoway, Education (also CAGS)

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The Influence of Instructional Coaching on Middle Grade Teachers’ Sense of Self-Efficacy, Joanne White, Education (also CAGS)

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READING POWER IN THAI YOUNG ADULT REALISTIC FICTION: UNDERSTANDING ETHNICITY, CLASS, AND GENDER, Mukkarin Wirojchoochut, Education (also CAGS)

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INCREASING SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS' MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS THROUGH IMPROVING THEIR SPATIAL VISUALIZATION SKILLS BY LEARNING AND PRACTICING THREE-DIMENSIONAL DYNAMIC GEOMETRY WITH CABRI 3D, Nurul Yaqin, Education (also CAGS)

Dissertations from 2019

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Dropping the Invisibility Cloak: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Sense of Belonging and Place Identity Among Rural, First Generation, Low Income College Students from Appalachian Kentucky, Brenda Abbott, Education (also CAGS)

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Learning Linguistics, Teaching for Change: Preparing Secondary Educators to More Equitably Teach Disciplinary Literacies, Kathryn Accurso, Education (also CAGS)

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TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS AND KNOWLEDGE TOWARD INCLUSION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN SAUDI ARABIAN SCHOOLS, Tassan Mohammed Alsulami, Education (also CAGS)

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"No One is Gonna Tell Us We Can't Do This": The Development of Agency in Student-Initiated Community Engagement, Shuli A. Archer, Education (also CAGS)

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Interfaith Education and the Quest for Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria, Ezekiel Abdullahi Babagario, Education (also CAGS)

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(Social) class is in session: Examining the experiences of working-class students through social class identity, class-based allyship, and sense of belonging, Genia M. Bettencourt, Education (also CAGS)

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Chilean Teachers Responses to and Understanding of Student Interaction with Diverse Peers in the Classroom, Javier Martín Campos-Martínez, Education (also CAGS)

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Bridging the gap: Cultural wealth and college transitions for Upward Bound students, Ashley J. Carpenter, Education (also CAGS)

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Retrofitting Educators Through Sheltered Instruction Training: A Longitudinal Case Study Examining the Efficacy of a Five-year District-wide Intervention Effort, Marisa Ferraro, Education (also CAGS)

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STEERING AGAINST THE TIDE? PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP AND DIVERSITY AT AMHERST COLLEGE, Letha Gayle-Brissett, Education (also CAGS)

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Re/Reading Paulo Freire & Lorenzo Milani: Critical Pedagogies for the 21st Century, Simone Gugliotta, Education (also CAGS)

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Language Learners as Agentive Meaning-Makers: Exploring Learners' Investment and Meaning-Making, Shinji Kawamitsu, Education (also CAGS)

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TEACHERS’ KNOWLEDGE ON EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS IN SAUDI ARABIA, Ahmed Khodari, Education (also CAGS)

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NEGOTIATING CRITICAL BILITERACIES: LANGUAGE AND LITERACY LEARNING IN A BILINGUAL ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM, Jing-Ji Marsha Liaw, Education (also CAGS)

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A TOP-DOWN APPROACH FOR OPTIMALLY DESIGNING MULTISTAGE-ADAPTIVE TESTS, HWANGGYU LIM, Education (also CAGS)

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Every Pawn is a Potential Queen: How Female Early-Career Faculty Play the Game of Tenure, Bethany Lisi, Education (also CAGS)

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Young Adult Early Childhood Home Visitors’ Perceptions of FAN (Facilitating Attuned Interactions) and Its Potential Protection to Burnout, Lee MacKinnon, Education (also CAGS)

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A CRITICAL LENS OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN PUERTO RICO, Robin Marion, Education (also CAGS)

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An Exploration of the Influence of Dimensions of Organizational Behavior on the Relationship between the Allocation of Financial Resources and Persistence and Graduation Rates, Bryant Morgan, Education (also CAGS)

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MULTI-ETHNIC STAKEHOLDERS AND THEIR PERSPECTIVE OF CULTURE-BASED INTERVENTION PROGRAMS IN BELIZE: CASE STUDY OF PROGRAM FOR THE GARIFUNA PEOPLE, Juan Nunez, Education (also CAGS)

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When Healing and High-stakes Meet: Restorative Justice in an Era of Racial Neoliberalism, Dani O'Brien, Education (also CAGS)

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Bringing Learning Back In: Examining Three Psychometric Models for Evaluating Learning Progression Theories, Duy Pham, Education (also CAGS)

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Interweaving Personal and Community Transformation in a Capability Approach: An Education for Development Case Study in Colombia, Stephanie M. Pirroni, Education (also CAGS)

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Navigating Mainstream Environments: The Impact of Modality Selection for Children with Cochlear Implants, Kristine Plasse, Education (also CAGS)

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Latina/o College Students' Experiences at a Predominately White Research University, Maria Alicia Remaly, Education (also CAGS)

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Mapping the Development of College Going Identities Among Aspirantes Puertorriqueñas, Yedalis Ruiz, Education (also CAGS)

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Home Away From Home: Chinese, Female, International Students Attending a High School in the United States, Pamela Shea, Education (also CAGS)

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A SEMIOTIC ANALYSIS OF LINGUISTIC AND CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT IN MATHEMATICS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS, Hyunsook Shin, Education (also CAGS)

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UNDERSTANDING CHINA’S DISCOURSE ON SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION AND CHINA-AFRICA HIGHER EDUCATION EXCHANGE: A FIELD RESEARCH STUDY AT ZHEJIANG NORMAL UNIVERSITY’S CHINA-AFRICA INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL, Yi Sun, Education (also CAGS)

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EXAMINING STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT AMONG STATE SPECIAL EDUCATION AGENCIES IN THE RESULTS DRIVEN ACCOUNTABILITY PROCESS, Anne Louise Thompson Granfield, Education (also CAGS)

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3CAM MODEL CONCEPT MAPS, CRITICAL THINKING, COLLABORATION ASSESSMENT (3CAM) TOWARD THE PATH OF MASTERY LEARNING, Elham Zandvakili, Education (also CAGS)

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AN EXAMINED LIFE OF A LANGUAGE TEACHER OF CHINESE: AN AUTOETHNOGRAPHIC INVESTIGATION INTO AGENCY, Ying Zhang, Education (also CAGS)

Dissertations from 2018

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TEACHER EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT IN BANGLADESH: EXPLORING POLICY AND PRACTICE THROUGH A VERTICAL CASE STUDY, Sumera Ahsan, Education (also CAGS)

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CHARACTERISTICS FOR TEACHING GIFTED STUDENTS: THE SAUDI TEACHERS' PERSPECTIVE, Majed S. Al dalham, Education (also CAGS)

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STEM PIPELINE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO INTENTIONS TO MAJOR IN STEM, Joshua Bittinger, Education (also CAGS)

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Examining the Effects of Changes in Automated Rater Bias and Variability on Test Equating Solutions, Michelle Boyer, Education (also CAGS)

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Playing the Field: A Case of Restructuring at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Jacqueline Brousseau-Pereira, Education (also CAGS)

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USING A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO ESTABLISH NEED AND BUY-IN PRIOR TO SELECTING A SCHOOLWIDE MODEL: A MIXED METHODS SEQUENTIAL EXPLANATORY DESIGN, Kelly Carriere, Education (also CAGS)

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Preparing Asian ESOL Teachers to Respond to Student Writing: A Systemic Functional Linguistic Perspective in Action, I-An Chen, Education (also CAGS)

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USING STRATEGIC DISCOURSE FOR BUILDING UNDERSTANDING IN ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS: WHAT DO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS THINK?, Mary Coakley, Education (also CAGS)

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Organized Anarchies in the Marketplace: Competition and Change in a Rural School District, Laura Davis, Education (also CAGS)

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The History of Massachusetts Transfer and Articulation Policies in Contexts of Evolving Higher Education System Structure, Coordination, and Policy Actors, Daniel de la Torre, Jr., Education (also CAGS)

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Investigation Repeater Effects on Small-sample Equating: Include or Exclude?, Hongyu Diao, Education (also CAGS)

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Educational Leaders’ Perspectives on Their Preparation, Practice, and Professional Development in MTSS, Jodi Drury, Education (also CAGS)

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BEYOND ACCESS: SENSE OF BELONGING OF BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN WRITING TO COMPLETE THE Ph.D, Sabrina Durand, Education (also CAGS)

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High School Students' Perceptions of School Climate in Relation to Discipline History and Discipline Approach, Kayla R. Gordon, Education (also CAGS)

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Female Students’ Academic Engagement and Achievement in Science and Engineering: Exploring the Influence of Gender Grouping in Small Group Work in Design-Based Learning Contexts in High School Biology, Miancheng Guo, Education (also CAGS)

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Get in Where You Fit in: The Career Paths for White and Black Superintendents, Terrell Melvin Hill, Education (also CAGS)

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INCREASING STEM PARTICIPATION AND STUDENT SUCCESS OF DEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS STUDENTS AT AN URBAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Vanessa A. Hill, Education (also CAGS)