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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Teachers’ Knowledge, Perceptions and Practices Regarding Academic Literacy Development of Long-Term English Learners, Daniel William Alamo

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Art Museums and Latino English Learners: Teaching Artists in the K-8 Classroom, Veronica Alvarez

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Transformative Youth Organizing: A Decolonizing Social Movement Framework, Emily Estioco Bautista

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The Intersection of Ethnic Studies and Public Policy: A Study of California High School Board Members' Perspectives, Russell Castañeda Calleros

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Missing in Action: A Critical Narrative Study of the Absence of Black Female Secondary Science Teachers, Nadia Despenza

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Closing the Gap of the Educational Needs of Homeless Youth: A Case Study of a Mobile School and Youth Learning Center in Los Angeles, Tiffany G. Edwards

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Transformative Urban Education Leaders in Los Angeles, Sarah Figueroa

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En Busca de un Futuro Mejor [In Search of a Better Future]: Understanding Charter School Selection by Immigrant Latina/o Families, Carlos Alberto Garcia

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Writing Ourselves Into Existence: A Spoken Word Artist’s Autoethnography of a Liberatory Hip-Hop Pedagogy, Kahlil Almustafa Gasper

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Hablando de la herida: Honoring Spanish-Speaking Parents’ Experiences Obtaining School-Based Speech and Language Services for Their Children, Amalia W. Hernández

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Social Justice and the Superintendency: A Study of Eight Los Angeles County Superintendents, Matthew Hill

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Navigating the Sexual Politics on the High School Campus: Testimonios of Young Chicana/Latinas, Mayra Alejandra Lara

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"Nevertheless, She Persisted": The Challenges and Opportunities Experienced by Novice Female Charter School Principals, Heather McManus

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Homegrown Teacher Project: Developing an Early Intervention Pipeline for Teachers of Color, Yadira Moreno

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A Critical Interrogation of the Mind, Brain, and Education Movement: Toward a Social Justice Paradigm, Bibinaz Pirayesh

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The Politics of Ethnic Studies, Cultural Centers, and Student Activism: The Voices of Black Women at the Academic Borderlands, Frederick Smith

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In Our Own Voices: Perceptions of Teacher Care Among African American Male Secondary Students with Special Needs, Didi Watts

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A Paut Neteru Journey: An Autoethnographic Study of a Black Female Charter School Leader Using an Africentric Approach, Patricia Linn Williams

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Global Education: Assets and Challenges for Global Competency in Catholic Schools, Beate Winkler Nguyen

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Transformative Community School Practices and Impacts: A Tale of Two Community Schools, Aixle D. Aman

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Potential of One-to-One Technology Uses and Pedagogical Practices: Student Agency and Participation in an Economically Disadvantaged Eighth Grade, Maria Dulce Silva Andrade Johnson

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Ball is Life: Black Male Student-Athletes Narrate Their Division I Experiences, Eno Attah Meekins

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Forming and Supporting Lay Catholic Elementary School Principals as Spiritual Leaders, Erin C.O. Barisano

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Using Assessment Data for Informed Decision-Making in Catholic High Schools, David Chambers

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The Schooling Experiences of African American Males Attending Predominately White Independent Schools, Dana Adams Coleman

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It All Adds Up: Professional Development, Content Knowledge, and Self-Efficacy in Middle School Math Teachers, Wendy Creek

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Universal Design for Learning: A New Clinical Practice Assessment Tool Toward Creating Access and Equity for ALL Students, Diana Fogarty

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Listening to the Experts: Correctional and Community College Administrators’ Perceptions of How Collaboration Contributes to the Public Value of a Postsecondary Correctional Education Partnership, Luis S. Garcia

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The Power of Empathy: A Critical Narrative Inquiry of Cultural Competencies in New Teachers, Marcus K. Hughes, Sr.

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A Critical Analysis of Sexuality Education in the United States: Toward an Inclusive Curriculum for Social Justice, Tiffani Kocsis

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Principals as Partners in Change: Insights on Common Core State Standards Implementation, Brian Lucas

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"When Do We Play?": Administrator, Teacher, and Parent Perceptions of Play in a Catholic Kindergarten Classroom, Aimée Eva Ramirez

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An Emancipatory Pedagogy of Jesus Christ: Toward a Decolonizing Epistemology of Education and Theology, Terrelle Billy Sales

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Superintendent Turnover in Guam, Alvin Sanga

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Lived History of a Transformative Leader with a Disability: An Evocative Autoethnography for Social Justice, Sofia Vergara

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Unburying the Mirror: An Autoethnography of a Latino Teacher Who Left the Classroom, Arturo Rafael Acevedo-Febles

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Writing for Transformation: Teen Girls of Color and Critical Literacy in a Creative Writing Program, Rebecca Alber

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Opening the Gates of a GATE Program: A Mixed Methods Study of Recruitment Processes and Retention Practices in One Multicultural Middle School, Marie Lynette Aldapa

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Contributions of the Jesuits to Human Rights in Mexico: A Case Study of Center Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez, Luis Arriaga Valenzuela

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Access, Technology, and Parental Involvement: A Case Study on a West Los Angeles Charter School, Tanisha M. Barnett

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Esteemicide: Countering the Legacy of Self-Esteem in Education, Kenzo Bergeron

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The New Ecology of Biliteracy in California: An Exploratory Study of the Early Implementation of the State Seal of Biliteracy, Tanya Margarita DeLeon

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Online Professional Development: Implications on Self-Efficacy Levels and Classroom Instruction for Teachers in a Catholic High School, Jose Carlo De Vera

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Service and Learning for Whom? Toward a Critical Decolonizing Bicultural Service Learning Pedagogy, Kortney Hernandez

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21st Century College to Career Transition: A Case Study Exploration of a Former United States Intercollegiate Division I Student-Athlete Who Participated in a Revenue Generating Sport, Kadar Lewis

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Teacher Perceptions of School Discipline: A Critical Interrogation of a Merit and Demerit System, Evelyn Licea

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Advocating for the Development of the Whole Child: How Public Urban Preschool Teachers Overcome the Pressure of More Academics in Their Classrooms, Grizel Lopez

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The Absence of Aspiration in the Era of Accountability, Mary R. Martinez

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African American Parental Engagement in a Public Middle School: Contributing Factors, Laura J. McGowan-Robinson

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Effective Instruction in the Blended Learning Classroom, Stepan Mekhitarian

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Latino and Latina Urban Elementary Principals’ Entry into Educational Administration, José Montaño

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Exploring Latinidad: Latina Voice and Cultural Awareness in a Catholic Female Single-Sex High School, Candy Navarro

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Towards a Community College Pin@y Praxis: Creating an Inclusive Cultural Space, Atheneus C. Ocampo

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The Voices of Educators: An Interview Study of the Implementation Process of the English/Language Arts Common Core State Standards Initiative, Efren Ponce

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Investigating Collaborative Inquiry: A Case Study of a Professional Learning Community at Lennox Charter High School, Alyce H. Prentice

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Fostering Peace: The Impact of a Nonprofit Community-Based Organization on Young Foster Youths’ Social-Emotional Development and Pre-Academic Skills, Carrie Alpert

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Situated Learning and Latino Male Gang Members at Homeboy Industries, Mauricio Arocha

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Beyond Recidivism: Learning with Formerly Incarcerated Men About Youth Incarceration, Scott Patrick Bastian

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An Examination of Catholic School Teachers’ Perceptions and Legal Understanding of Cyberbullying, Mary Beth Boyer

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Critical Hip-hop Graffiti Pedagogy in a Primary School, Wade E. Brown

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Intergroup Relations in Inclusive Classrooms: The Development and Validation of the Intergroup Relations Classroom Environment Scale (IRCES), Matthew P. Cunningham

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Teacher Implementation and Impact of Academic Vocabulary Instructional Protocols for Long Term English Learners, Rosa I. Isiah

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The Triage Principal: An Autoethnographic Tale of Leadership in a Catholic Turnaround School, Corena Marasco

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Children are the Messengers: A Case Study of Academic Success Through the Voices of High-Achieving Low-Income Elementary Students, Stephen Howard McCray

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Relational Aggression, Middle School Girls, and the Development of Critical Consciousness, Casey Quirarte

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Defining Defiance: African-American Middle School Students’ Perspective on the Impact of Teachers’ Disciplinary Referrals, Patricia Ray

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An Analysis of Fifth-Grade Teachers’ Mathematical Inputs on Eighth-Grade Students’ Mathematical Outputs, Neeraj Raj Satyal

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Silencing the Critics: A Conceptual Framework in Teacher Preparation for Social Justice, Allison P. Schildts

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Teacher Alienation: Reconceptualizing the Educational Work Environment, Jesse Robert Soza

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Dreams Deferred: A Critical Narrative Analysis of African American Males in Pursuit of Higher Education, Martinique Starnes

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Sacred Spaces: A Narrative Analysis of the Influences of Language and Literacy Experiences on the Self-Hood and Identity of High-Achieving African American Female College Freshmen, Michelle Flowers Taylor

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Media Literacy and the Common Good: A Link to Catholic Social Teaching, Maria Rosalia Tenorio de Azevedo

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Student, Parent, and Teacher Perceptions of School Racial Climate in a Charter Middle School in South Los Angeles: A Microcosm of Missed Opportunity, Joan Y. Wicks

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Breaking the “At Risk” Code: Deconstructing the Myth and the Label, Kara Christine Allen

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A Week in Your Shoes: The Impacts of a Visual Art Program Informed by Clinical Art Therapy With Adolescents in a School Setting, Jessica Bianchi

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Hiring Leaders in Catholic Schools, Camryn Marie Connelly

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Breaking Ground on the University Garden: Service-learning and Action Research, Bryce Collin Davis

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Instructional Experiences and Schooling Factors of Long-Term English Learners, Rafael Gaeta

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Teaching Critical Media Literacy Through Videogame Creation in Scratch Programming, Elizabeth Anne Gregg

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Catholic School Leaders’ Perceptions of Governance Models in Los Angeles Parochial Schools, Kristopher Leo Knowles

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Sweet Spirit: The Pedagogical Relevance of the Black Church for African-American Males, Brandi Odom Lucas

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Implementing Calendar Reform in a Suburban Catholic Elementary School: A Case Study, Catherine Cichocki Muzzy

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Funds of Knowledge that Support Teacher-Student Relationships: A Narrative Study of Effective Teachers, James Allan Pasto

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Disability and Power: A Charter School Case Study Investigating Grade-Level Retention of Students with Learning Disabilities, Esther Lorraine Perez

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A Place to Belong: Critical Queer Pedagogy for Social Justice in Catholic Education, Roydavid Villanueva Quinto

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Schools of Education in a New Era of Accountability: A Case Study of an Annual Report Process Used to Advance a Professional Learning Community, Manuel A. Aceves

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Listening to Student Voices: A Critical Study of Homework, Michael Bates

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Living Learning Communities: An Intervention in Keeping Women Strong in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Jennifer Belichesky-Larson

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Physics First: Impact on SAT Math Scores, Craig Earl Bouma

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Charter Schools as Leverage for Special Education Reform, Tommy Chang

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Examining the Reliability and Validity of ADEPT and CELDT: Comparing Two Assessments of Oral Language Proficiency for English Language Learners, Gina Chavez

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Teacher Understanding of Curricular and Pedagogical Decision-Making Processes at an Urban Charter School, Rodolfo Cuevas Jr.

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A Study of Teacher-Buy-In and Grading Policy Reform in a Los Angeles Archdiocesan Catholic High School, Christian Martín De Larkin II

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Engaging the Lived Realities of Adult Immigrant English Language Learners: A Case Study of Literacy for Consciousness, Todd Eckel

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Examining English Language Development among English Language Learners with Specific Learning Disability, Karla Vanessa Estrada

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The Impact of Catholic High School Education: Catholic High School Young Adult Alumnae Perception and Engagement in Social Justice Related Activities, Antony John Joseph Gaspar

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An Examination of School Harassment for Middle School Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Questioning Students, Kimberly Megan Indelicato

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Women Principals of Jewish Secular High Schools in Israel: Access and Progress, Dana Michelle Lebental

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Male Chinese Student Transitions to Life in an American Secondary Catholic Boarding School, Matthew R. Mallon

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From Inclusion for Some to Inclusion for All: A Case Study of the Inclusion Program at One Catholic Elementary School, Emily Marie Paz