Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards

 

This is a collection of recipients of the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award given by the UNI Graduate College. Only award winning works posted to UNI ScholarWorks are listed below. For a complete list of award recipients, go to the Graduate College website. To go to the Graduate Student Award Recipients collection page, Click here.

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Dissertations from 2021

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Mid-level manager's perspectives of competencies for entry-level campus housing professionals, Nicholas F. Rafanello Dissertation (UNI Access Only) 2022 Award

Dissertations from 2020

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Impact of positive psychology in PK-12 settings, Daniel Paul Butler Open Access Dissertation 2022 Award

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Grading and equity: Inflation/deflation based on race, gender, socio-economic and disability statuses when homework and employability scores are included, Robert Thomas Griffin Open Access Dissertation 2020 Award

Dissertations from 2019

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A study to explore linkages between reports of institutional racial oppression, internalized racial oppression, and self-efficacy in African American youth in predominately white colleges and universities (PWIS), Belinda Creighton-Smith Dissertation (UNI Access Only) 2020 Award

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Understanding ESL undergraduate students' beliefs about learner-centered instruction, Mahjabeen Hussain Open Access Dissertation 2020 Award

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Influence of external and internal factors on financial advisors' guidance of clients in the area of charitable giving, Angela J. Gorsuch Widner Open Access Dissertation 2019 Award

Dissertations from 2018

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Student engagement in higher education: Measuring the differences in community engagement, Stanley S. Ebede Open Access Dissertation 2019 Award

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Exploring the experiences of adolescent students attending a virtual school, Allan G. Nelson Open Access Dissertation 2019 Award

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Study of low dose nitrite stress on human mononuclear cells: An in-vitro case-control study on osteoarthritis, Junu Shrestha Open Access Dissertation 2019 Award

Dissertations from 2015

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Do teacher judgment accuracy and teacher feedback predict student achievement in elementary and middle-school science?, Mason Albert Kuhn Open Access Dissertation 2017 Award

Dissertations from 2013

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Perceptions of coaching efficacy from the coaches', parents', and athletes' perspectives, Wade Previn Kooiman Dissertation (UNI Access Only) 2015 Award

Dissertations from 2012

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Comparing middle school students' learning and attitudes in face-to-face and online mathematics lessons, Clayton M. Edwards Open Access Dissertation 2014 Award

Dissertations from 2011

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Maggie and her students: Talking and reasoning in a reform-based mathematics classroom, Debra Louise Semm Rich Open Access Dissertation 2013 Award

Dissertations from 2009

Application of health promotion theoretical approaches to changing recycling behaviors and assessing participation rates augumented with GIS/GPS among targeted populations, Israel Gabriel Msengi Dissertation (Electronic Copy Not Available) 2010 Award

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Teacher learning in a Tibetan school in exile: A community of practice perspective, Pema Yangchen Open Access Dissertation 2011 Award

Dissertations from 2008

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Low power energy harvesting and storage techniques from ambient human powered energy sources, Faruk Yildiz Open Access Dissertation 2009 Award

Dissertations from 2006

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Exploring intersectionality in education: The intersection of gender, race, disability, and class, Amy J. Petersen Open Access Dissertation 2008 Award

Dissertations from 2005

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Opportunity and access for children with disabilities in the inclusive preschool classroom, Jodi Meyer-Mork Open Access Dissertation 2007 Award

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The impact of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation on school leadership of two school buildings designated in need of improvement: An agency theory perspective, Susan Pecinovsky Open Access Dissertation 2006 Award

Dissertations from 2003

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Predicting Ghanaian pre-service teachers' intention to teach high-risk sexual behavior prevention from teaching efficacy and prevention approach, Joseph Kwesi Ogah Open Access Dissertation 2005 Award

Dissertations from 2002

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A qualitative inquiry into why and how special educators leave the field, Jane E. Caraway Open Access Dissertation 2003 Award

Dissertations from 2001

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An investigation of cooperative consciousness-raising as an innovative teaching practice, and of reactions to its introduction into a high school, Sahoby Solo Raharinirina Open Access Dissertation 2002 Award

Dissertations from 1999

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Perceptions of Iowa high school principals on the relationship of leadership, school size, and socioeconomic level to school culture, Kevin Wayne Fiene Open Access Dissertation 2001 Award

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Simulation of Optimal Drive Systems Consisting of Gear-Cam Mechanisms With Brushless DC Servomotors, Norbert Fritz Open Access Dissertation 2000 Award

Dissertations from 1996

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Early childhood teachers' beliefs and practices related to promoting children's conflict resolution in constructivist classrooms: A study of two teachers, Yuko Hashimoto Open Access Dissertation 1997 Award

Dissertations from 1995

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Process of educational innovation: A micropolitical study of the implementation of a team teaching model, Bruce Steven Frana Open Access Dissertation 1996 Award

Dissertations from 1990

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A Foundation model for the practice of school psychology, George Michael Harper Open Access Dissertation 1991 Award