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Leadership & Policy Doctoral Program

Previous Dissertations

Adelakun, Olasumbo. 2020. A Phenomenological Study of Infant Mortality Rates in Nigeria: The Gaps in Healthcare Policy.

Agostino, Pamela Ann. 2016. Experiences and Perceptions of Literacy and Basic Skills Practitioners in Southwestern Ontario Working with a Diverse and Multi-Barriered Population of Adult students: A Phenomenological Research Study.

Aguilera, Ivan. 2021. Measuring the Effectiveness of Customer Collaboration on Agile Software Development Projects. 

Ajabnoor, Nouran. 2020. The Changing Landscape of Higher Education: Faculty and Student Perceptions of Teaching Dispositional Elements.

Al Muhannaa, Mohammed. 2021. The Effect of Ethical Leadership on Job Satisfaction and Affective Commitment: A Quantitative Case Study.

Alaimo, Michael. 2018. Using Geographical Information System and Structural Equation Modeling to Evaluate the Direct and Indirect Effects of Social Environmental Conditions on the Typology and Lethality of Terrorist Organizations.

Alrsheidi, Raheima Salman. 2021. Perceptions of the Effect of Leadership Styles of Education Faculty at the University of Bisha in Saudi Arabia: A Mixed Methods Case Study.

Alharthi, Fawziah. 2023. Perceived Leadership Style and Its Impact on Employee Motivation in the Islamic Higher Education Context: A Mixed Method Case Study of Faculty Members and Administration at Taif University.

Althobaiti, Zakiah. 2023. An Analysis of “Lived Experiences” of Saudi Arabian Students Enrolled in American Universities Based on the Five Senses of Success Model.

Ayaga, Augustine Matthew. 2015. A Mixed Methods Examination of the Perceptions of Partnerships Between the Catholic Church and Government Educational Leaders in Ghana: Implications for Leadership, Policy and Practice.

Blay, Joseph Kwame. 2022. A Phenomenological Study of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana: Rural Poverty Mitigation or Aggravation?

Bliss, Andre. 2021. Specific Social Determinants of Health and Diabetes and Hypertension Prevalence and Management Status.

Blue, Kanasha Lauren Neipha. 2022. A Phenomenological Examination of the Impact of New York State Criminal Sealing Law on Previously Incarcerated Individuals.

Buzzard, Ruth Ann. 2016. What Every Policy Maker, School Leader, Parent, and Community Member Needs to Know About the Social, Economic, and Human Capital Costs of Closing a Rural School: A Comprehensive Multi-Faceted Investigation.

Cameron, Kathryn. 2016. Factors Influencing the Perceived Stress and Sociocultural Adaptation of International Students: Policy and Leadership Implications.

Cao, Hui. 2020. Development and Evaluation of the Authentic-Material-Based English Reading Test (AERT) as a Measure of 12th-grade Students in the Chinese EFL Educational Context: A Rasch Analysis.

Ceglie, David 2023. A Mixed Methods Phenomenological Understanding of the Relationship Between CEO Servant Leadership, CEO Values and Organizational Culture in Ontario Catholic Health Care Hospitals.

Collins, Renee E. 2016. A Multi-Faceted Analysis of the Learning and Personal Development Practices Employed in Private, Public, and Not-For-Profit Organizations: Implications for Self-Leadership and Policy Enhancement.

Condino-Snopkowski, Lisa Michelle. 2020. The Perception of Special Education Teachers, Supervisors, and Principals regarding the Degree of Implementation of Special Education Legislation and Regulations in the Education of Students with Learning Disabilities in the Orleans-Niagara Secondary Public School Districts.

Dang, Doai, K. 2017.  Leadership Preparation in Higher Education Between Catholic and the Communist Leaders in Vietnam: Studying Perceptions of Leadership Preparedness, Leadership Culture, Leadership Collaboration, and Policy Implementation.

De Angelis, Anna. 2021. Measurement of Clinical Compassion in Nursing Students

DeSimone, Kimberly. 2018. A Phenomenological Study of Women's Perceptions in Navigating the Fortune 500 Executive Leadership Pipeline 

Dortch-Lanier, Jamie. 2017. A Phenomenological Study of the Doctor-Patient Relationship in Diabetes Treatment: Implications for Policy Development.

Errol, Douglas A. 2022. Recruitment and Retention Through Corporate Social Responsibility: A Study of Gen X and Millennial Employees in Western New York.

Fernandes, Amanda Careena. 2016. Gender Differential Item Functioning on English as a Foreign Language Pragmatic Competence Test: Implications for English Assessment Policy in China.

Fila, Jeffrey. 2022. Sensemaking and Acts of Leadership during a Crisis.

Grimes, Michelle. M. 2022. Managing Work-Home Conflict during COVID-19: A Phenomenological Study of Female Mid-Level College Leaders.

Hairston, Latise. 2015. Examining the Effectiveness and Policy Implications of University Campus Suicide Prevention Programs: A Multi-Dimensional Perspective.‚Äč

Hall, Angela M. 2023. Does the New York State Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act Affect Small to Medium Farms in New York State.

Harrietha, Paul. 2017.  Introducing the "Caps" Theoretical Framework: An Assessment of Leadership  through the Lens of Female Executives in Canada Using Grounded Theory Methods.

Harris, Rubie. 2017. A Mixed Methods Exploration of the Financial planning of New York State Districts with a Negative Tax Cap Compliance Scenario.

Ismail, Zuher. 2023. Authentic Health Leadership During Crisis: A Case Study of COVID-19 Mass Vaccination in Niagara Region.

Johnson, Wendy A. 2018. Reframing the Development of Paraeducators: Examining the Effects of Purposeful Planning and Training with Policy and Leadership Implications.

Kane, Bonnie Roden. 2014. A Phenomenological Exploration of the High-Stakes Testing Experience for School Psychologists.

Kwakye, Clement. 2020. Persistence to Pursue a College Education Among Immigrants with Different Profiles and Varying Backgrounds: A Capability Theory Approach.

Kwame, Joseph Kwame. 2022. A Phenomenological Study of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana: Rural Poverty Mitigation or Aggravation?

Lattore, Julia Talarico. 2014. Leadership Preparation in Engineering: A Study of Perceptions of Leadership Attributes, Preparedness, and Policy Implications.

Lonneville, Jeremy Daniel. 2014. Why Some School Districts Outperform Others: A Mixed-Methods Study on Poverty, Student Performance on the New York State School Assessments, and School District Funding Across Rural, Suburban, and Urban School Districts.

Lueck, Rocco. 2021. A Three-Paper Dissertation Examining Selected Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Its Effect on Employment and Macro Policy Implications.

Luo, Xiaoyu. 2018. Using Structural Equation Modeling Approach and Human Capital Theory to Explore the Effect of English Language Proficiency on Employment for Electrical Engineering Graduates in China.

Marwaha, Sushma, 2014. Examining the Skill Set of Culturally Proficient School Leadership from an International Perspective: A Mixed Methods Approach Using Critical Race Theory and Multidimensional Analysis.

McCleary, Debbie. 2020. The Lived Experiences of Adolescent Syrian Refugees: Their Resettlement in Ontario.

Mete, Rosina. 2018. A Provincial and Federal Examination of the Impact of Social Support on Psychological Wellbeing among Canadian Individuals with COPD Authenticated by a Provincial Geographical Analysis of COPD Prevalence: Implications for Government Policies.

Moffatt, Sara. 2016. The Development and Evaluation of the Self-Advocacy Assessment Tool for Preschool-Aged Children with Hearing Loss: A Resource for Teachers and Parents.

Mulder, Scott Theodore. 2018. Congregational Health in Unitarian Universalist Churches: A Grounded Theory Approach to Leadership, Systems and Processes.

Mastrole Surace, Barbara Ann. 2019. Policy and Leadership Implications Related to Assessment of Western New York Distribution of Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Care Settings and Outcomes.

Novak, Darci. 2021. The Practices of Exemplary Leadership: A Collective Case Study of Charter School Leadership.

Oliphant, John .2017. Best Practices for the Planning, Implementation, and Assessment of Short-Term Medical Missions: A Haitian Case Study.

Ozog, Peter. 2022. Agglomeration Economies and Government’s Role.

Pallaci, Felicia. 2021. The Experiences of Contemporary Female Superintendents in New York State Exclusive of New York City: A Mixed Methods Study of Leadership Herstory.

Polinar, Brian. 2016. An Examination of Employee Satisfaction in Multicultural Nonprofit Organizations: Implications for Leaders.

Rabey, Jeffrey Robert. 2014. The Self-Efficacy of New York State Superintendents of Schools and their Self-Reflective Practices: A Mixed Methods Analysis.

Rafia-Tracy, Jannatul. 2022. Delusional Justification: A Phenomenological Study of Managers’ Use of Neutralization Techniques, Coping Strategies, and Moral Disengagement Mechanisms to Justify and Rationalize Their Mistreatment Towards Their Subordinates.

Redfield Shakoor, Linda. 2017. Radiation Emergency Management: Perceptions of Risk, Emergency Self-Efficacy and Willingness to Respond to a Radiation Emergency by Medical Providers, First Responders, Nursing Students and Faculty.

Reilly, Michael. 2014. Leadership and Work Ethic in Skilled Trade Business: What Leaders can do to Lead Cross Generational Skilled Workers to "Want to Work?" -- A Mixed-Methods Study Examining Differences in Worker and Manager Perceptions of Leadership Effectiveness and its Impact on Worker Work Ethic.

Richardson, Erin Elizabeth Crissman. 2018. Measuring the Consequences of the New York State Board of Regents' Museum Chartering Rule Using Structural Equation Models and Geographic Information Systems: Implications for Policy Makers and the Museum Field.

Riegel, Caitlin. 2018. The Development of the Teacher Preparation Technology Inventory (TPTI): An Instrument Designed to Measure How Often Teacher Candidates Model and Apply the 2017 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Educators in Teacher Preparation Programs

Roberto, Joanna. 2021. Implementing Six Turnaround Leadership Strategies to Promote Change and Enhance Student Achievement in Focus Schools (Low Socio-Economic Status / SES Schools).

Rossi, Rachael J. 2014. Why do GED  Passers Fail to Follow through with their College Attendance Plans? A Mixed-Methods Examination of New York State. 

Smith, Shaun Patrick. 2020. Ability Refraction Key Theory: The Transference of Genius to Average Youth: A Grounded Theory Method Study of One Hundred Selected Youth Geniuses.

Spence-Ariemma, Melanie. 2014. Academic Leadership in Higher Education: Using Generalizability Theory and Structural Equation Modeling Approaches to Examine Academic Leadership Effectiveness and Behavioral Complexity in a Canadian College from a Faculty Perspective.

Stabb, Joseph. 2018. To What Extent is Public Relations External Messaging Mission Driven in Select Private Higher Education Institutions: A Case Study Approach for Leadership and Policy.

Sutton, Melissa. 2021. An Examination of the Factors Influencing an Inventory Location Strategy in Europe: An Aviation Industry Case Study.

Tavano, Halin. 2016. Service-Learning in Higher Education: Student Perceptions of the Cost of Service, the Perceived Bbenefits, and Institutional Policy Implications.

Trinh, Kien. 2016. Reliability and Validity of an Attribute-Based Autobiographical Sketch Medical School Admission Tool, the Mini-Curriculum Vitae: Implications for Admission Decision Making.

Ursel, Steve. 2018. Does the Use of a Person's First Name in a Polygraph Examination Increase the Likelihood of Generating a False Reading?

Veres, David. 2016.  A Phenomenological Understanding of the Experience of Adademic Administrators: Motivation, Satisfaction, Retention, and Succession Planning.

Whipple, Patrick Bailey. 2016. Rater Variability and Reliability of Constructed-Response Questions in High-Stakes Tests of English Language Arts and Mathematics: Implications for Educational Policy.

Yao, Yuan. 2019. Examining the Effects of Item Difficulty and Rating Method on Rating Reliability and Construct Validity of Constructed-Response and Essay Items on English Examinations.

Yarussi, Elizabeth. 2019. New York State Adult Literacy Educational Outcomes Predicted Through the Use of Ecological Systems Theory: Policy Implications for Adult Education Programs.

Yomi-Odedeyi, Wonuola. 2023. Growth Developmental Opportunities and the Lived Wxperiences of Racialized Female Stakeholders in Southern Ontario Education Leadership Positions: A Comparative Case Study Approach.

Yuan, Xiao. 2021.  Academic Advisors’ Cross-Cultural Empathy, Advisor-Advisee Rapport, and Advising Satisfaction Impact on International Students’ Sense of Belonging to U.S. Institutions: A Structural Equation Model (SEM).