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Dissertations contain original research and include theoretical ideas based on literature. Their extensive bibliographies provide valuable sources for in-depth research projects on focused topics.

All dissertations written at the University at Albany are available in Dissertations @ SUNY Albany.

The complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations accepted at accredited institutions can be found in the Dissertations & Theses database.

Distinguished Doctoral Dissertations Awards


Marta Albert, Reading
Enhancing Literacy Among Rural, Work-Oriented Youth: A Cultural Analysis

Cristina Muñiz de la Peña, Educational and Counseling Psychology
How Do Therapists Ally with Adolescents in the Context of Family Therapy? An Examination of Relational Control Communication Patterns

Ancell Scheker-Mendoza, Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Educational Reform and Teachers' Decision Making: Relationship between the Intended and the Implemented Reading Curriculum in Dominican Primary Schools


Kimberly Anderson, Reading
The Effects of Professional Development on Early Reading Skills: A Comparison of Two Approaches to Word Solving

Janice Harewood, Educational and Counseling Psychology
Social and Personal Determinants of Help-Seeking Intentions Among Black College Students

Prachayani Praphamontripong, Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Intra-Sectoral Diversity: A Political Economy of Thai Private Higher Education

Yi-jung Wu, Educational Administration and Policy Studies
A Case Study of Intended and Implemented TANF Policies in the New York State Bridge Program


Marcelo A. Rabossi, Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Agency Costs and Labor Contract Design in the University Market: Public and Private Cases in Argentina

Melissa J. Sheehy Carmel, Educational and Counseling Psychology
The Relation of Secondary Traumatization to Therapists' Perceptions of the Working Alliance With Sex Offenders

Thomas L. Tarantelli, Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Lessons From Katrina: The Response of Higher Education to Assist Students Impacted by the Storm


Jozef Bastiaens, Educational Administration and Policy Studies
International Assistance and State-University Relations in Indonesia (1978-1998) Seeking Autonomy Within a Bureaucratic Polity

Felix Fernandez, Educational and Counseling Psychology
The Effects of Gender Stereotype Threat on Female Students’ Math Performance and the Potential Effects of Moderating and Mediating Variables

Kari Kay Taylor, Educational and Counseling Psychology
The Interactive Effects of White Therapists' Racial Ambivalence, Client Race, and Client Behavior on Therapists' Clinical Impressions"


Ronald F. Dugan, Educational and Counseling Psychology
Examining the Construct Validity of Academic Self-Regulation Using the Survey of Academic Self-Regulation (SASR)

Carrie Eunyoung Hong, Reading
Learning Other Cultures’ Ways of Knowing: Literacy and Subjectivity Among Korean Students Learning English

John J. Kowal, Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Faculty Participation in Decision-Making in Academic Departments of Two-Year Colleges in New York State

Elizabeth J. Zhe, Educational and Counseling Psychology
Effects of a Crisis Drill on Children’s Knowledge, Anxiety, and Perceptions of School Safety


Christina A. Cruz, Educational Theory and Practice
Gender Games: Micro-competitions and a Woman’s Sense of Self as Coach

Erin McCloskey, Reading
Taking on a Learning Disability: Negotiating Special Education and Learning to Read

Sarah E. Torok, Educational and Counseling Psychology
Cognitive and Metalinguistic Precursors of Emergent Literacy Skills


Terry L. Murray, Educational Theory and Practice
Exploring the Psychological Terrain of the Virtual Classroom: The Nature of Relationship and Power in Online Teaching and Learning

Kristen Campbell Wilcox, Educational Theory and Practice
Cultural Dissonance in ESL Dialogue: A Study of Two College Classrooms