This collection is comprised of dissertations from doctoral students who have completed their degree in either Doctor of Professional Studies in Instructional Design (DPS), Doctor in Business Administration (DBA), Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA), or Doctor of Education (EdD).

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Dissertations from 2023

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The Impact of Liquid Plasma in Massive and Emergency Blood Transfusion, Mohamed Abdelmonem

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A Qualitative Investigation of the Perception of Cultural Inclusion Represented in Instructional Design Received From Multinational Organizations Based in the United States, Angela Marie Brake

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Examining Statistical Differences Between Constructed Response and Computer-Scorable Questions on Accelerated Math Placement Assessments, Steven R. Hiner

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Chronic Disease Management Via Telepharmacy From a Pharmacist Perspective: A Qualitative Approach, Azhar Hussain

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The Burden of Work Injuries in Sonography with a Focus on Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographers' Lived Experiences, Camelia Ionescu

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Nurses’ Burnout Post COVID: A Quantitative Study, Sheree Johnson

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A Qualitative Inquiry Into a Community College Leadership Development Program, Nicholas Ryan Kent

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A Mixed Methods Study on Role of Leadership in Developing a Collaborative Culture as Perceived by Employees, Kimbelry Ann Kerr

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Commission-Free Stock Trading and Impact on Individual Stock Market Participation (SMP), Augustine Akomeah Otchere

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Dynamics of Culture and Fatalism on Likelihood of Engaging in Cardiovascular Prevention-Seeking Behaviors, Mark A. Roper

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Exploring the Impact Peer Feedback Can Have on Leadership Among Adolescents, Andrew Seddelmeyer

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Evaluating Organizational Success of an AI-Based Recommender System at a Two-Year Higher Education Institution, Cheryl P. Stewart

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Military Readiness Implications of the United States Obesity Epidemic: A Systematic Review with Meta-Synthesis, Jesse Jac Thomas

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Diversity in Healthcare Settings: An Exploratory Study Using State of Ohio Licensed Social Worker Staff Perspectives on the Diversity of Staffing, Latania Thomas

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Supporting Student Engagement: Examining Title 1 High School Teachers’ Perceptions of Social Networking Sites as Pedagogical Tools, La'Sharae Renee Thornton

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Exploring Academic Advisors' Perceptions in Supporting Vertical Transfer Students at a Private Nonprofit University in the Midwest: A Phenomenological Study through the Lens of a Transfer-Receptive Culture Framework, James Patrick Yost

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The Underrepresentation of African American Males in Senior Leadership Positions at Predominantly White Institutions: Qualitative Phenomenology Study of Ohio’s Community Colleges, Ty-Juan R. Young

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The Self-Directed Career Growth Success Factors of Autistic Business Leaders Who Serve The United States Tech Industry. A Phenomenological Study, Jason Todd Cohen

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A qualitative study informed by Critical Race Theory (CRT): Black white-collar workers assess racism, biases, and discrimination in organizational settings, Lloyd Alan Demmons

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Qualitative Research Study: Lived Experiences In Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosed Veterans Utilizing Telemedicine Treatment, Kristen L. Epperly

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Mid-Level Community College Leaders and Competencies for Success: A Qualitative Study, Katherine Elizabeth Gonzalez
This submission includes a video of the candidate’s defense.

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A Practical and Fast Numerical Method for Calculating Global Sensitivity with Examples from Supply Chain and Measurement Applications, William Alan Groves

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Measuring Successful Social Inclusion of Clients With Intellectual Disabilities: A Case Study From The Perspective of Staff Providing Services, Anita Johnson

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Bringing Out-Of-District Special Education Students Back to Their Home District, Robert F. Johnson

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An Examination of the Benefits of Mentoring for African American Female Accountants, Gina Louise Jones
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Nominee (Summer 2023)

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The Role of Foster Care Organizational Systems’ Components on Financial Independence, Liz Kheng-Chindavong

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Academic Optimism of Columbus City Schools' High School Teachers in Relation to the Black-White Achievement Gap, Rachelle Smith

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Navigating the “New Normal”: Investigating the Relationship Between Full-time Remote Work, Organizational Justice, and Turnover Intentions., Terrance A. Truitt
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Nominee (Summer 2023)

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Relationships Between Big Five Personality Traits and Three Dimensions of Employee Engagement, Kelly N. Tussey

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What Are Radiologists' Perceptions in Regard to Image Quality and Increased Utilization Due to Vendor Provided Deep Learning Signal to Noise Ratio and Deep Learning Reconstruction on 3.0T Magnetic Resonance Imagine?, Gianni Venturi

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Perceived Usability Evaluation Of Hands-On And Virtual Science Laboratories: Using The System Usability Scale (SUS) To Determine Adult Learners’ Preferred At-Home Laboratory Experience, Amiee M. Wagner
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Winner (Summer 2023)

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Child Abuse: A Study of Placement, Substantiation and Type of Abuse, Paula Anderson

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The Emotional Impact of Registered Nurses in Virginia and Maryland During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic in Early 2020: A Qualitative Study, Vanessa Arriola
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Nominee (Spring 2023)

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Student Perceptions of Doctoral Faculty Advisors and How They Support Motivation in an Online, Professional Doctorate Program, Julie Elizabeth Barnickle

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Transformational Leadership Traits and Job Satisfaction Among U.S. Technology Professionals: An Exploratory Qualitative Examination, Bridget Bratt

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Ohio Foster Parent Experiences Leading to Exits from the Foster Care System, Crystal Michelle Brodzenski
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Honorable Mention (Spring 2023)

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The Effects of Price Transparency Legislation on Hospital Pricing, Rafiat Eshett

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Incidence, Method, and Location of Suicides from Fatal Self-Inflicted Injuries Sustained in US Hospitals, Medical Facilities, and Campuses, Moray Ford Joslyn
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Winner (Spring 2023)

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Stigma Among Nursing Home Staff Towards Nursing Home Residents with a Mental Illness, Kristen Marie Kuhlman

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Kirkpatrick Model Evaluation on Government Intern Programs: A Qualitative Exploratory Case Study, Tanya Kuza

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Impact of Patient Gender and Race on Patient Satisfaction within the Physician Patient Interaction, Denyse E. Mcintosh

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Attitudes and Perceptions of Executive Leadership on Employee Engagement, Lori Mulichak
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Nominee (Spring 2023)

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Training trends signal a middle-skill gap: A quantitative study of training dollars spent in Central Ohio, Kelly Ann O'Donnell

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Telehealth Potential In-Patient Volume Lifeline for Rural Hospitals in East Tennessee, Jason Pilant

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Managing Change from Disruptive Innovation: United States Property & Casualty Insurance, Daniel Peter Roberts

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Effects of Experiential Learning Via Student-Run Marketing Agencies on Student Soft Skills Through the Experiences of Current Students, Recent Alumni, And Hiring Managers, Nicholas Schreck

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A Rural Two-County CIT Program Study, Adam K. Sorensen

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Healthcare Leadership Perceptions of Screening for Social Risk Factors, toward Colorectal Cancer Screening Uptake, Emily Williams

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Using the Integrated Behavior Model to Explore Faculty Perceptions of a Digital Escape Room Used to Influence Behavioral Intentions Toward Developing Accessible Online Course Content, Heather Wire
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Nominee (Spring 2023)

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Assisted Living Person-Centered Practices in Michigan Tri-Counties: Administrators Analysis, Tarmay D. Worlobah

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Examining the Sustained Adoption of Omnichannel Shopping Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic, Henry Akwa-Mensah
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Nominee (Fall 2023)

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Increasing Change Effectiveness: Impacts of Emotional Intelligence on Sensemaking, Sensegiving, and Resistance During Organizational Change, Deirdre S. Baker
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Winner (Fall 2023)

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Exploring the Impact of Leadership Communication on Change Managers’ Perception of Crisis-Driven Change at U.S.-Based Fortune 100 Financial Service Companies, Ryan C. Castle
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Winner (Fall 2023)

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Exploring Strategies and Resources for Implementing Remote Learning in PreK-12 Public Schools Using the Delphi Method, Joshua David Davenport
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Nominee (Fall 2023)

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Shared Leadership In The Indiana Knights of Columbus: A Mixed Methods Study, Lonny Macdonald
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Nominee (Fall 2023)

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Academic Disengagement of African American Male Students in Classroom Settings: A Qualitative Descriptive Study, Sandra A. Murphy

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An Examination of the Combined Relationship of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Dyslexia With Entrepreneurial Intention, Jacquelyn Ruffner
This submission includes a video of the candidate’s defense.
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Winner (Summer 2023)

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Factors that Contribute to a Successful Implementation of a Comprehensive Institutional Effectiveness Plan in a Higher Education Institution, Dorothy Lynn Schramm
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Nominee (Fall 2023)

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Teacher Participation and Professional Learning Communities: A Qualitative Descriptive Study, Dion Dolton Thomas

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Under-recognition of African American Women Healthcare Leaders: A Phenomenological Qualitative Analysis in Greater Houston, Texas, Leonetta Thompson
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Nominee (Fall 2023)

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Organizational Readiness for Change and Behavioral Intention: A Quantitative Study, Melvina C. Turner
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Nominee (Fall 2023)

Dissertations from 2022

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Turnover Intention and Its Relationship with Education Benefits: A Quantitative Study at a Midwest University, Mary Beth Bertrand

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Multigenerational Communication Preferences in the Workplace, Tiffany Rose Beskid

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Organizational Resiliency: How A Midwest Community CollegeManaged Student Success During the Covid-19 Pandemic, John Patrick Bowler

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Community School Administrators’ Attitudes and Beliefs about Criminal Background Reviews During Enrollment Processes, Terrence J. Brooks

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Factors Impacting Student Success in a Competency-Based Education College Course, Jennifer Risner Day

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The Predictive Power of Organizational Culture and Social Quality Relationships on Environmental Services Departmental Turnover Intent, Donell Godsey

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Elements of The Online Experience That Create Organizational Affinity Among Adult Distance Learners, Sherry Mercurio
This submission includes a video of the candidate’s defense.

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Measuring the Perception of Readiness with an EHR Training:A Look into Primary Care, Elizeba Saldivar

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Game Theory and Prospect Theory: Ultimatum Bargaining and Entrepreneurship in a Non-Laboratory Environment, Zachary Jacks Beck

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Creating a Comprehensive and Integrated Pathway to Enhance the Quality of Dementia Care A Qualitative Research Study, Indeera V. Ganesan

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Individual Work Ethic And Job Satisfaction: A Correlational Study Using Self-Determination Theory, Leslie Franklin Hall

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Impact of Interactive Computer-Aided Instruction in Learning Trigonometry in a High School Precalculus Course, Rose M. Jenkins

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Referral Management: An Exploration of the Timeliness of the Referral Management Protocol within an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) between Primary Care and Specialty Care, Raven-Seymone Johnson

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Differences in Caregiver Attitudes Towards Neonatal Oxygen Titration, Brandon Thomas Kuehne

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Examining the Influence of Knowledge Leadership Behaviors on the Enablers of Knowledge Management in Small and Medium-sized Companies, Sara Pax

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Female Entrepreneurship and the Componential Theory of Creativity in Business, Shay Pursel

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The Impact of Dayton, Ohio's Dropout Prevention And Recovery High Schools On At-Risk Youth: A Quantitative Study, Lanicka Shepherd-Masey

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Decision-Making Process in The Face Of Uncertainty: School District Leaders During The Pandemic, Latonya Smith

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Communicating Through COVID-19: A Quantitative Analysis of CommunicationStrategies, Credibility, And Transparency of Local Government Organizations’ Social MediaPlatforms, Erica Elise Wilson

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A Dissertation in Practice: Benefits of a Dental Hygienist Obtaining a Baccalaureate Degree: A Qualitative Research Study of Licensees in Five Midwestern States, Emily Jean Boge

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Leadership and Counterproductivity: The Moderating Effect of Leader Member Exchange Disparity on Organizational Justice and Counterproductive Work Behavior, Ryan R. Cornwell
This submission includes a video of the candidate’s defense.

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Hospital-based Telework: The Pandemic Pilot, Lea S. Dooley

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Leveraging Evidence-Based Innovation to Mitigate Stratified Cancer Disparities, Seth Robert Duffy

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Reducing Inpatient Readmissions For Veterans With Severe Mental Illness And Substance Abuse Diagnosis, Surafel Zegeye Ejigu

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Families Perceptions of Care Related to End-Of-Life Care Visits, Rebecca Ann Gatian

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Computer Mediated Communication: Perceptions of Academic Advisors Regarding Text Messaging in Higher Education, Kathryn Looney

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Context and culture: A phenomenological study of blue-collar workers in two multicultural workplaces, Thomas P. Milligan

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Online Course Completion Rates and Quality Matters Course Templates: A Causal-Comparative Study at a Midwestern Community College, Angel D. Mootispaw

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The Relationship between Psychological Flexibility, CompassionFatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and Burnout in Community Healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Renee Petruzzi

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The Arguments and Dynamics Around a Gerontologist License: A Qualitative Study, Deanna Marie Kelly Rieser

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The Relationship Between Servant Leadership and Job Satisfaction within the Vaccines Sales Division of a Large U.S.-Based Pharmaceutical Organization, Jennifer Jo Sipple

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The Effect Of Trait Emotional Intelligence Training on Emotional Self-Efficacy and Universality Diverse Orientation, Betty D. Vu-Folmer

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The Effectiveness of Vaccination in Preventing the Transmission of Meningococcal B Disease on a University Campus, Michele Wojtowicz

Dissertations from 2021

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Exploring the Association Among Provider-Patient Relationship, Communication, Accessibility and Convenience and Perceived Quality of Care from the Perspective of Patients Living with HIV Before and During SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic, Elisha Caldwell

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Work-Integrated Learning in Closing Skills Gap in Public Procurement: A Qualitative Phenomenological Study, Allen Lea Culver

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The Impact of a Post-Secondary Merger on Student Measurements, Gayle L. Degennaro

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Comparing Effects of Instructor-led and Technology-enhanced Scaffolding on Student Knowlege Construction in Online Discussion Forums, Nicole M. Duttlinger

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The Role of Organizational Culture on Patient Discharge Planning, Melanie Rosanna Fredericks

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Daughter Caregivers For Mothers With Dementia Lived Experiences: A Qualitative Research Study, Fairy Kenyatta Green