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AERA Outstanding Dissertations: Division J

Division J

Division J serves as an international forum for policymakers, faculty, graduate students, and other researchers to promote and advance research, policy, and practice in all areas of postsecondary education.

Division J Outstanding Disseratations

2017

                                                 Being and Becoming Professionally Other: Understanding how Organizations Shape
Trans* Academics' Experiences


by Erich N. Pitcher
Institution: Michigan State University
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2016

                                                 Monsters and Weapons: Navajo Students' Stories on their Journeys toward College


by Amanda R. Tachine
Institution: University of Arizona
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2015

                                                 Aloha as Fearlessness: Lessons From the Mo‘olelo of Eight Native Hawaiian Female
Educational Leaders on Transforming the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Into a ...


by Kaiwipunikauikawekiu K. Lipe
Institution: University of Hawaii at Manoa
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2014

                                                 The Historical Legacy of a Secret Society at Duke University (1913-1971): Cultural
Hegemony and the Tenacious Ideals of the "Big Man on Campus"


by Krispin Wagoner Barr
Institution: North Carolina State University
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2013

                                                 "I have the power to change this": College Women’s Agency and Sexual Assault


by Lauren Germain
Institution: University of Virginia
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2012

                                                 No Award Given






2011

                                                 A Grounded Theory of Adult Student Persistence


by Rosemary Capps
Institution: University of Utah
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2010

                                                 Venturing Toward Better Teaching: S.T.E.M. Professors' Efforts to Improve their
Introductory Undergraduate Pedagogy at Major Research Universities


by Julie Anne Schell
Institution: Teachers College, Columbia University
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2009

                                                 Placing Engagement: Critical Readings of Interaction Between Regional Communities
and Comprehensive Universities


by Tami Lea Moore
Institution: Washington State University
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2008

                                                 From Democracy to Diversity: The Politics of American Higher Education in the
Twentieth Century


by Christopher Perry Loss
Institution: University of Virginia
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2007

                                                 The Meanings College Men Make of Masculinities and Contextual Influences on
Behaviors, Outcomes, and Gendered Environmental Norms: A Grounded Theory Study


by Frank Harris III
Institution: University of Southern California
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2006

                                                 Peer-Mentoring Relationships: Toward a Non-Hierarchical Mentoring Approach for
Women Faculty


by Riva Sherry Kadar
Institution: Teachers College, Columbia University
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2005

                                                 No Award Given






2004

                                                 Nonsectarian, Not Secular: Students' Curricular and Co-Curricular Experience with
Christian Faith at Brown University, the University of Michigan, and ...


by Jeffrey P. Bouman
Institution: University of Michigan
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                                                 The Buck stops Where? A Theory-Based Analysis on the Rise of Campus-Initiated
Tuition Increases and their Effects on the University of North Carolina


by Michael S. Harris
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
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