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Doctor of Education in Leadership in Higher Education

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Outstanding Dissertations

Bill Neuenswander Outstanding Dissertation Award Recipients

2023 Dr. Christina Wisdom, Doctor of Physical Therapy: Impact of Relational Coordination on Faculty Burnout and Job Satisfaction

2022 Dr. Misty Straub, The Relationships Between Scores on FastBridge aReading and aMath and Scores on the Kansas English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessments in Grades 3-8

2021 Dr. Travis Gatewood, Student Perceptions Toward a High School Advisory Program

2020 Dr. Freda Gipp, Tribal College Seniors’ Perceptions About Selected Pre-College and College Factors That Contribute to Academic Success in College

2019 Dr. David Bostwick, An Exploration of Factors That Inform and Influence the Cessation of Print Publication for Kansas Collegiate Student Newspapers

2018 Dr. Brett Bruner, The Impact of a First-Year Living­–Learning Community on First-Generation College Student Academic Success and Persistence

2017 Dr. Shanna Eggers, Effects of TRIO Student Support Services Grant Aid on Student Outcomes

2016 Dr. Courtney Bowles, The Difference in First Grade KELPA Scores as Affected by Direct ESOL Instruction

2015 Dr. Elaine Fasulo, The Relationship Between Paraeducator Support and Student Scores on the Kansas Assessment of Modified Measures

2014 Dr. Rebecca Presley, The Effects of Self-Advocacy Instruction on Eighth Grade Students With Disabilities and Their IEP Meeting Participation

2013 Dr. Justin Hawpe, Secondary Teachers’ Attitudes Toward and Willingness to Provide Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Disabilities

Dissertations are posted below by last name.