Student Dissertations

Zainab Baaghil

The Voiced and The Voiceless: The Effects of Their Portrayal in the Media on the Consciousness of Muslim Youth Post 9/11 in The United States

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Gregoria Cahill

Breaking the Barriers: Exploring Experiences and Challenges of Latinx Students Seeking to Transfer from the Community College to 4-Year Colleges and Universities

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Andrew Derrick

Parental Impacts of Quality Afterschool Programming

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Guerrero-Cantor, Jamila

DREAMers Woke: Mexican Deaf Women Navigating College and Living as Undocumented

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Virginia Jones

The Victimization of Children Left Behind: Educational Outcomes for Students Impacted by Mass Incarceration

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Sonal Patel

Supervising Preservice Teacher Critical Consciousness

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Carolyn Peterson

College Student Stigma of Mental Illness: The Contact Hypothesis

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Chaunise Powell

School Justice: A Case for Understanding Brown Boys' Behavior in Urban Middle Schools

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Alison Richardson

Illuminating Student Voices: The Role of Faculty and Staff in Retention and Graduation

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Tacey Rodgers

District Directions: A Program Analysis

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Joann Vaars

Creating Inclusive Schools by Empowering School Leaders

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Kate White

Alternative Options for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education

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Lynn Bravewomon

It Takes A Team: A Framework for LGBTQ-Inclusive Leadership and Teaching

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Martin Castillo

The Revolving Door Of Education: Retaining First-Generation Latinx Students During the First Two Years at California State University East Bay

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Anne Crowthers

Meeting Needs: Studying the Impact of Parent Education Programs in Early Education

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Karen Denne

Response to AB1369: A Multiple Case Study

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Mary Kay Going

Framing the Social Justice Issues of Foundation Funding in Public Schools

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Darell Haydon

Bridging the Financial Literacy Gap

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Jaski Kohli

Exploring Disability Perspectives & Perspective Transformations Among College Students

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Carrie Nerheim

Systemic, Structural, and Internal Barriers to Parent Involvement for Those Living in Poverty

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Melissa Ortiz

Teacher Perspectives on Professional Development Opportunities in Transitional Kindergarten Programs

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Allison Silvestri

Impact of Charter Schools on Their Affiliated Tradtional Public School Districts

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Vernon Walton

Unpacking Teachers' Understanding of the Mechanisms of Hidden Curricula

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Andrea Wilson

Recruit, Respond, Retain! A comprehensive university study on efforts to recruit African American students, successfully respond to their campus needs, and retain through graduation

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Xiaofei Zhang

Moving Marginalized Migrant Children to the Center in China

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Mohamed Abdalla

Marketing Education and the Promise of Charter Schools

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Jaime Colly

Who Cares? Understanding Absenteeism through the Experiences of Oakland Unified School District Students

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Lehi Dickey

Closing the Opportunity Gap through Culturally Responsive Teaching: A Case Study at the Fillmore Unified School District

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Kathy Futterman

Identification of Students with Dyslexia in California Public Schools Identification of Students with Dyslexia in California Public Schools

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Shellie Higuera

Investigating Disproportionality Through The Experiences Of Formerly Incarcerated People Of Color With Special Needs

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Wanda M. Kurtcu

Marginalized Student Access to Technology Education
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Victoria Tarumoto-Wallace

Assistant Principal
Saint Elizabeth High School


Stacey Vidal-Butler

Knowledge and Professional Development for Principals Leading Linguistic Communities in Schools
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Andrea Wilson

Black Students: Stereotypes and Educational Opportunities
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Yvonne White

Breaking the Code: Increasing the Number of African American and Latino Students in Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Careers
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Erika Emery

Redlining and Its Influence of Educational Opportunities in the School System: A Collaborative Auto-ethnography

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DeShawn Givens

College Bound Brotherhood: Interrupting the Criminalization of Africa-American Boys in the American Education System

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Kathryn Mapps

Learning Time Differentials at the Intersection of Race, Class and Place

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Dawn River

Social Identity and Gender Inequalities for Male Elementary Teachers

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Patricia Saddler

Prospects for Enabling Middle School Success: Families as Stakeholders

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Charles Wilson

What Matters: A Critical Analysis of How Parents in Low-performing, Low-incomce Schools Define School Quality Relative to School Performance Frameworks

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Abebe Gelagay

Factors affecting African American and Latin@ students' persistence in adult education programs

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Angelina Gilyard-Shyne

Teacher collaboration, teacher efficacy and the opportunity gap in urban schools

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Wendell Greer Jr.

A Comparative Study of the Impact of Linked Learning on Three Urban High Schools

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Danny Lockwood

"Reflecting to understand directing elements of success in the lives of African American men that can direct young African American males toward success"

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Corigan Malloy

What about the girls? Exploring the academic, emotional, and social mindset of black girls in 5th grade

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Christie Miller

Facilitating social capital in elementary school settings

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Cesar Monterrosa

Latino and African American students' self-efficacy in AP calculus courses

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Robin Thompson-Webb

Pregnant and parenting teens: Making a transition while pursuing academic goals

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Stacey Bolyard

Enacting Injustice: Dissonance between youth and discipline

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Elizabeth Brooke-Garza

Developing Teacher Practices to Promote Cross-Cultural Competency in the Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Classroom

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Sheri Carbonaro

Building effective communication methods between teachers and parents for student success in Title I schools

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Dana Chohlis

Engaging girls in mathematical problem solving: A comparative study of a girls-only and co-educational out-of-school time math environment

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Rosa Coronado

The impact of Migrant Education Program services on migrant Here-to-Work Out-of-School Youth voices from the field

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Pedro Cuevas

Applied critical race theory: The impact of a counter-storytelling curriculum

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Morgan Marchbanks

Creating opportunity out of crisis: A qualitative case study of school closure in an urban school district

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Courtney Moore-Gumora

A study of students on the autism spectrum transformation in a high school transition program

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Michael Santos

Creating opportunity out of crisis: A qualitative case study of school closure in an urban school district

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Anne Shin

The Effect of Choice Model Within the Linked Learning College Readiness Initiative

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Jacklynn Sprague

Student perspectives: Learning the barriers and contributing factors to meeting four-year college entrance requirements

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Danielle Story

Partnership of church and state: How a school district and a faith-based organization work together to increase Latino parent involvement

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Vinnie Blye

Retaining an Urban School's Most Valuable Assets: How Team Collaboration Supports Retention in One Urban School

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Valerie Garrett

School leaders and the application of discipline for African American and Latino students

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Vera Jacobson

"To Just Reach Farther": Communication, Collaboration, and Credibility--Empowering Marginalized Youth with 21st Century Skills

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Bukky Oyebade

Creating Strong Partnerships to Support Single Parent Families: A Collaboration Between Schools, Community and Single Parent Families

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Ann Marie Villalobos

Students' Self-perceptions of Support

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Lisa Davies

Algebra is a Civil Right: Increasing Achievement for African American Males in Algebra through Collaborative Inquiry

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Chanel King

The Impact of Coaching on New African American Female Principals

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Kathy Moore

Finding Poetic Justice: How Teacher Inquiry Impacts Elementary Math Instruction

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Gregory Peters

Teacher transformation: transcending hegemonic roots

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Lori Watson

"Wow, they care right?" Making Schools Safe(r) for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth

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Peter Aloo

Intra-district Resource Allocation and Criteria Used for Student Based Funding in Urban School Districts

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Sylvia Greenwood

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: A Study of Implementation

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Jan March

The Missing Voice: What Young Women in Non-Traditional High School Say About Their Experiences