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Digital copies of NLU dissertations published starting in 2009 are available here plus selected earlier dates.

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Dissertations from 2010

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Community College Succession Planning: Preparing the Next Generation of Women for Leadership Roles, Angela Kaysen Luzbetak, Community College Leadership

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Multiple Roles: The Conflicted Realities of Community College Mission Statements, Mark David Mrozinski, Community College Leadership

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Veterans Education: Coming Home to the Community College Classroom, Karen Rae Persky, Community College Leadership

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Bridging the Gap: Linking Co-Curricular Activities to Student Learning Outcomes in Community College Students, Katie Lauren Storey, Community College Leadership

Dissertations from 2009

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Global Competency in Hospitality Management Programs: A Perfect Recipe for Community Colleges, David Jonathan Beer, Community College Leadership

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Headed for the Heartland: Decision-making Factors for International Students to Attend Rural and Suburban Community College in Illinois, Eric John Bohman, Community College Leadership

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White Lies: A Critical Race Study of Power and Privilege, Patricia Jones Brainard, Adult and Continuing Education

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The Effects of Reading Nonfiction Aloud on the Vocabulary Acquisition of Middle-School Students, Patricia Ann Braun, Reading and Language

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Synchronicity of the Community College Mission and the Role and Responsibilities of Academic Advisors, Zalika A. Brown, Community College Leadership

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Unlocking Doors for the Locked-Out: How Can Community Colleges Help to Demolish Barriers, Build Bridges, and Transition Male Ex-Offenders into the Workforce, Jeannette Collins-Molden, Community College Leadership

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Higher Education and the New Capitalism: Social Enterprise Partnerships and the Opportunity for Community Colleges, Rosanna S. Diaz, Community College Leadership

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Blood, Sweat and Tears: Insights into the Lived Experiences of Graduates of an Accelerated Undergraduate Degree-Completion Program, A Phenomenological Study, Bonnie B. Flynn, Adult and Continuing Education

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“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” An African Centered Historical Study of the Selfethnic Liberatory Education Nature and Goals of the Poetry of Langston Hughes: the Impact on Adult Education, Sarah E. Howard, Adult and Continuing Education

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Righteous Commitment: Renewing, Repairing, and Restoring the World—Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement, Jennifer Lara Simka Kushner, Adult and Continuing Education

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A Study of Exceptional Mentoring Insights for Adult Education and emerging mentors, Laura Lee Larson, Adult and Continuing Education

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Transformative Learning in the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Community An Ethnographic Study examining how and in what ways transformative learning is realized and lived out among members of an MS community., Mary N. Lewis, Adult and Continuing Education

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Identifying and Addressing Issues Faced by New Community College Presidents, Anthony Raymond Miksa, Community College Leadership

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Culturally-Relevant Information Literacy: A Case Study, Rob Morrison, Adult and Continuing Education

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An Analysis and Evaluation of Sit Stay Read: Is the Program Effective in Improving Student Engagement and Reading Outcomes?, Corinne Serra Smith, Education

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Strategic Planning Leadership in Illinois Community Colleges: Who is Leading the Process?, Tasha S. Williams, Community College Leadership

Dissertations from 2008

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Creating the Path Together: A Case Study of a Mathematics Professional Development Program for Teachers of English Language Learners, Alison Marie Whittington, Educational Leadership

Dissertations from 2007

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All Children Are Our Children, Tania Giordani, Adult and Continuing Education

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Navigating Barriers of African American Male Administrators: Manifesting Mechanisms for Career Advancement in Mainstream Institutions of Higher Education, Orlando Lewis, Adult and Continuing Education

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Autobiography as Counter-Narrative: An Empirical Study of How Race Enters and Structures the Stories of Our Lives, Wendy B. Yanow, Adult and Continuing Education

Dissertations from 2006

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Critical Praxis: Using My Own Whiteness and Experiences to Challenge Issues of Racism and White Privilege, Linda Selway, Curriculum, Advocacy, and Policy

Dissertations from 2005

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Hope—Heartbeat of Adult Education: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Phillip L. Moulden, Adult and Continuing Education

Dissertations from 2003

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Adult ESL Oral Reading Fluency and Silent Reading Comprehension, Kristin Lems, Reading and Language

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Organizational Power and Politics: More Than Meets the Eye in Program Planning, Susan Shaver, Adult and Continuing Education

Dissertations from 2001

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Adult Learning in the Context of Interreligious Dialogue: A Collaborative Research Study Involving Christians, Jews, and Muslims, Nadira K. Charaniya and Jane West Walsh, Adult and Continuing Education

Dissertations from 1996

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Teaching/ Learning Experiences: Meanings Constructed by Participants ini a Degree Completion Program for Adult Students, Natalie K. Manbeck, Curriculum and Instruction

Dissertations from 1995

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The Role of Transformational Leadership in the Collaborative Development of a Full Inclusion Program: An Action Research Study, Paul R. Hain, Educational Leadership

Dissertations from 1985

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Peer Influence: A Method to Help Manage Stress, Ronald Cameron Zurcher