Seattle University's Doctorate in Educational and Organizational Learning and Leadership (EOLL) prepares leaders with a passionate commitment toward transformative social change.

EOLL students participate in group thematic dissertations that connect research and inquiry with real-world leadership practice. Information regarding dissertations completed prior to 2020 can be found within the EOLL program's dissertation listings and copies of pre-2020 dissertations can be accessed through Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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In the Shape of a Paisley: An Autoethnography Study of the Gap in Iranian Immigrant Women With Government Executive Leadership Roles, Marjan Atashkhayer Didra

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Redefining the Narrative of Women in Leadership: A Qualitative Study of Latina Leaders in K-12 Education, Casie J. Dimsey

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Faculty Cultural Competency Preparedness for Multicultural Higher Education Classrooms in Public Institutions Where Faculty is not Representative of the Student Demographics: A Systematic Qualitative Review, Rajani Lata

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An Evaluation of International Students’ Perceptions About U.S. Institutions of Higher Education Post COVID-19, Yani Liu

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Increasing Historically Underserved and Underrepresented Student Completion in STEM Pathways at a Hispanic-Serving Institution: An Action Research Study, Inez F. Olive, Kyle J. Winslow, Osurè L. Brown, and Eric R. Marshall

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Mindfulness and Identity Awareness: Tools to Support Teachers and Leaders Towards Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Practices in Schools, Joslyn Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Factors Affecting On-Time Graduation for Students with Disabilities in Washington State, Cynthia M. Gale

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A Modern Game of Telephone: Knowledge Sharing, Remote Work, and Organizational Crisis in a Public Library System, Crystal Hess, Colin Watrin, and Cal Erwin-Svoboda

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Implementing Organizational Change in a Multidimensional Community College District: A Case Study, Stacy Hicks, Sean Lassiter, Ashley Miller, and Julius Moss

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Crisis Management: PK-12 Leaders & Resilience Building Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Shafiga Abramova, Oruba Anthony, and Haley Brown

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Refugee and Asylee Housing Resettlement Experiences in King County, Washington, Alicia Al-Aryan, Chase Huffman, and Obed Kabanda

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Ethiopian Orthodox Church Leadership Support of Youth from Ethiopian Immigrant Families in the United States, Beimnet Bekele

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A Seat at the Table: A Phenomenological Study of the Gap in African American/Black Women with Nonprofit Executive Leadership Roles, Angela J. Griffin

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The “Seven Equity Ins” – Institutional Inadequacy and Incompetency, Invisibility at the Intersectionality of Inequity and Injustice: The Workplace Experiences of African American Women Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professionals in the California Community College System, Anissa Cessa Heard-Johnson

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A Qualitative Study of Lived Experiences of Black Women in Leadership Positions in K-12 Educational Settings, Shukri Olow

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Out on a STEM: Gender wage gap and factors that impact salary in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers, David R. Orozco

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Funnel Vision: Through the Looking Glass of Recruitment and Admission Practices, Adekunbi O. Ajiboye, Heather L. Anderson-James, Jennifer Fountain, and Jose Alejandro Vega-Gutiérrez

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Women Leaders in Social Entrepreneurship: Leadership Perception, And Barriers, Almas Aldawood

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Community Cultural Wealth in the Community College: A Systematic Review of Latinx Student Engagement, Amity Butler, Erik Engstrom, Gena Lusk, and Shurla Rogers-Thibou

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Repaying the Education Debt Through Professional Development: An Equity Audit, Jenai Choi, Britney D. Holmes, and Todd Martinez-Simmons

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A Document Analysis of Leadership Language That Enhances Family-School Collaboration in Efforts to Narrow the Achievement Gap, Andrew Johnson and Daryl Wright

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Barriers to Digital Equity: A Case Study of King County, Supanee McLean, Victoria Frazier, and Tony Vo

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Libraries and Digital Information: How Library Services Impact Digital Equity, Sheila Walton and Cristine Fowler