Dissertation Abstracts

Since the Doctoral Program began in 2001, over 40 students have earned their Doctorate of Education in Instructional Technology.

Carey, L. (2020). Executive dysfunction and high-tech learning environments: A survey of teacher knowledge and perception.

Shaheen, N. (2020). The five elements of technology accessibility policy enactment in K-12: A grounded theory. (Doctoral Dissertation, Towson University)

Martin, A. (2019). Comparative analysis of student performance outcomes of developmental reading students in an active-learning classroom versus a traditional classroom. (Doctoral Dissertation, Towson University)

Mullenax, J. (2019). Principals' leadership practice and their relationship to school culture and student achievement. (Doctoral Dissertation, Towson University). 

Dyer, L. (2018). Professional development for online faculty: supporting conceptual change through conceptual conflict activities.(Doctoral Dissertation, Towson University).

Ziegler, E. (2018). An analysis of co-construction of knowledge and the role of social networks in asynchronous discussions. (Doctoral Dissertation, Towson University).

Burton, T. (2017). The impact of learning environment on knowledge outcomes and student satisfaction in sleep medicine education. (Doctoral Dissertation, Towson University). 

Greenwood, A. (2017). Patterns of educator learning management systems use in a secondary school: A description of use and comparison between educator subgroups. (Doctoral Dissertation, Towson University, 2017).

McFadden, C. (2017). Motivational readiness to change exercise behaviors: An analysis of the differences among exercise, wearable exercise tracking technology, FIT values and BMI scores. (Doctoral Dissertation, Towson University).  

McGinn, A. (2017). Teacher experiences with professional development for technology integration at an independent k-12 school:  a multi-case study. (Doctoral Dissertation, Towson University). 

Parrish, A. (2017). A Delphi study to develop an inventory of competencies needed to facilitate instruction in student-centered, one-to-one learning environments. (Doctoral Dissertation, Towson University). 

Twiss, L. (2017). How urban youth use digital tools at community technology centers to support the development of civic engagement pathways: A multisite, multicase study (Doctoral Dissertation, Towson University, 2017).

Wang, Z. (2017). Investigating the effects of a mobile-assisted vocabulary learning activity on vocabulary retention and motivation among Chinese University EFLS (Doctoral Dissertation, Towson University, 2017).

Boling, C. (2016). The impact of simulations on achievement and attitudes in mathematics classrooms (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2016).

Heath, M. (2016). Technology Integration, Beliefs, and Pedagogical Practices in the Social Studies: A Phenomenological Case Study of Teacher-Initiated, One-to-One Technology in Middle School Social Studies. (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2016).

Murphy, L. (2016). The use of an online video library in the development of case-based clinical reasoning skills in occupational therapy education. (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2016)

Pautz, S. (2016). Leading change: A phenomenological analysis of principals' experience in a 1:1 computing initiative. (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2016).

Stansbury, J. (2016). Game on: The impact of game integration into higher eduation courses. (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2016)

Whitfield, D. (2016) Examining the adoption and implementation of the flipped classroom in private schools: a multi-site case study. (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2016).

Roush, C. (2015). The effects of clickers on high school students’ self-efficacy and integrative motivation to learn and acquire a second language. (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2015)

Berquist, E. (2013). Universal design for learning, conceptual change and teacher education: An exploration of preconceptions and beliefs about practice. (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2013).

Cavanaugh, A. J. (2013). A comparison of audio comments and written comments: Student and instructor preferences and instructor feedback patterns. (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2013).

Fuller, M. (2013). Impact of digital and paper-based graphic organizers on the persuasive writing process for fourth and fifth grade students. (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2013).

Gould, K. (2013). Comparing changes in content knowledge between online problem based learning and traditional instruction in undergraduate health professional students. (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2013).

Nolan, D. (2013). Examining the role of the embedded librarian in online learning: A qualitative study. (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2013).

Barnard, B. (2012). An examination of relationships between preservice interns' technology integration proficiency, essential conditions for technology and teaching competency (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2012).

Blummer, B. (2012). Evaluating the effectiveness of a metacognitive tool on education graduate students’ information search behavior in digital libraries (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2012).

Elmendorf, D. (2012). Developing indicators for a classroom observation tool on pedagogy and technology integration: A Delphi study (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2012).

McAteer, P. (2012). Examination of factors that influence students’ perceptions of involvement and satisfaction in hybrid courses (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2012).

Pusey, P. (2012). A concerns-based evaluation of a wiki instructional intervention in preservice teacher education. (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2012).

Robinson, D. (2012). Factors affecting technology integration in internship-based teaching experiences. (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2012).

Rothbard, M. (2012). Comparing instructional methods in knowledge acquisition of musculoskeletal anatomy in athletic training students. (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2012).

Ashby, J. (2010). The impact of learning environment on student success in developmental math (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2010).

Frazier, L. (2010). Distance education in teacher education: A baseline for instructional decision making (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2010).

Robertson, J. (2010). Microworlds to Improve Learning in Introductory Programming Courses (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2010).

Macaulay, L.S. (2009). Elementary principals as technology instructional leaders (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2009).

Morgan, P.W. (2009). Beyond the racial achievement gap: Creating conditions for African American student success (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2009).

Bye, B. (2008). Evaluation of high fidelity simulation within a health assessment course (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2008).

Fisher, C.A. (2008). Effects of asynchronous discussion on student learning and satisfaction when comparing learning environments in continuing medical education (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2008).

Stevens, C. (2008). A study of a learner-centered technology professional development series with classroom teachers (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2008).

Wang, S.R. (2008). Aligning pre-service school library media specialists’ self-assessments with AASL standards (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2008).

Handa, J. (2006). The evolving perception of technology: An experienced English instructor integrates technology for second language learners (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2006)

Larrimore, D.K. (2006). Examining the effectiveness of K-12 professional development delivered through a hybrid-based learning environment (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2006).

Meiselwitz, G.H. (2005). Integration of usability factors into evaluation of student learning outcomes in online learning environments (Doctoral dissertation, Towson University, 2005).