Research Initiatives: Completed Dissertations

 

NAME

YEAR OF

GRADUATION

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

CHAIR OF DISSERTATION COMMITTEE

MEMBERS OF DISSERTATION COMMITTEE

1.

Phyllis Henderson

2002

African American Women Coping with Breast Cancer :  A Qualitative Analysis

Dr. Shirley Gore

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Esther Condon

2.

Sheila J. Cannon

2003

Caregiving of African American Daughters:  Applying Neuman’s  Systems Model

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Shirley Gore

3.

Charmaine Christine Orton

2003

The Relationship of Hope and Self-care in Single Low Income African American Mothers

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Esther Condon

Dr. Cheryl Killion

4.

Edith Swann

2004

Improving The Functional Status Of Minority Mothers With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection Through A Comprehensive Medication Adherence Program

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Cheryl Killion

Robert Delapenna, MD

5.

Charlotte Hurst

2004

The Relationship Between Social Support And Self Care Agency And Self Care Practices Of African American Women Who Are HIV-Positive

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Cheryl Killion

Dr. Spencer Baker

6.

Trina Gipson-Jones

2005

Relationship Between Work-Family Conflict, Job Satisfaction, And Psychological Well-Being Among African American Nurses

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Spencer Baker

Dr. Cheryl Killion

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

7.

Crystal Lane-Tillerson

2005

Evaluating The Efficacy Of A Behavior Modification Program In Overweight African American Female Adolescents

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Spencer Baker

Dr. Cheryl Killion

8.

Deborah Allen

2006

Coping Experiences Of Parents With Chronically Ill Children

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. E. Jane Servonsky

Dr. Zina McGee

9.

Melissa M. Gomes

2007

Peer Relational Aggression Victimization Experienced By African American Adolescent Females

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Spencer Baker

Dr. E. Jane Servonsky

10.

Ida Johnson-Spruill

2007

The Relationships Among Health Beliefs, Quality Of Care, And Health Outcomes In Gullah Families With Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Bertha L.  Davis

Dr. Pamela V. Hammond

Dr. Zina McGee

Dr. Delroy Louden

11.

Dionne Roberts

2007

A Nurse-Client Interaction On Adherence To A Hypertensive Regimen

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Pamela V. Hammond

Dr. Dorothy Burns

12.

W. Lawrence Daniels

2007

An Investigation Of The Child Passenger Safety Knowledge Of Selected Caregivers

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. E. Jane Servonsky

Dr. Esther Condon

13.

Leorey Saligan

2007

Living With Ocular Sarcoidosis:  A Roy Adaptation Model-Based Study

Dr. Esther Condon

Dr. Pamela V. Hammond

Dr. Grace Levy Clarke

14.

Lowanda Dent Johnson

2007

Self-Care Practices And Dependent Care Activities Of African American Single Mothers

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Esther Condon

15.

Mary Gibbons

2007

The Relationship Between Hope And Self-Efficacy To Health Promoting Behaviors Among Adults With Selected Chronic Illness

Dr. Constance Hendricks

Dr. Barbara Harrison

Dr. Carolyn Murdaugh

16.

Shelita Nicholson-Gillis

2008

Lived Experiences Of Selected African American Grandmothers Raising Their Grandchildren

Dr. Arlene J.  Montgomery

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Jane Servonsky

17.

Phyllis Eaton

2008

Coping Strategies Of Family Members Of Hospitalized Psychiatric Patients

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Pamela V. Hammond

Dr. Esther Condon

Dr. Zina McGhee

18.

Michelle Barron

2008

Relationship Of Depression And Stress To Social Support Among Family Caregivers Of Adults With Hepatitis C Genotype 1

Dr. Pamela V. Hammond

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. E. Jane Servonsky

19.

Crystal Cody-Conner

2008

Perceptions Of Elder Abuse Among African American Elders And African American Family Members

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Pamela V. Hammond

Dr. Dorothy Burns

20.

Carolyn Ramsey

2008

Advance Directives: Young Adult African American Family Members’ Perceptions, Knowledge, Attitudes And Utilization

Dr. Esther Condon

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Janice Preston

21.

Melinda Barker

2009

Hope, Self-Care And Quality Of Life In Selected Clients Diagnosed With Chronic Hepatitis C

Dr. E. Jane Servonsky

Dr. Barbara Cross

Dr. Spencer Baker

22.

Lydia Figueroa

2009

Spiritual Perspectives And Comfort Levels Of African American Families And Mental Health Nurses Within The Context Of Depression

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Dinah Saunders

Dr. Spencer Baker

Dr. Colaizzi

23.

Kimya Du Ewa Nance

2009

Psychosocial Adjustment And Material Role Activities Among Mothers Receiving Hemodialysis For End-Stage Renal Disease

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Zina McGee

Dr. Dorothy Burns

24.

Micah Scott

2009

Predictors Associated With Post Deployment Adaptation In United States Navy Families

Dr. Esther Condon

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Spencer Baker

Dr. Kelley

25.

Evelyn Crump

2010

The Relationship Among Body Mass Index To Self-Esteem, Family Support And Sexual Risk Behaviors In African American Adolescent Females

Dr. E. Jane Servonsky

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Dinah Saunders

26.

Jean Gumbs

2010

Selected Orem’s Basic Conditioning Factors And Health Promoting Self-Care Behaviors Of African American Women With Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. E. Jane Servonsky

Dr. Zina McGee

27.

Indira Tyler

2010

Examining Colorectal Cancer Knowledge And Fatalism In The African American Church As Extended Family

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Pamela V. Hammond

Dr. Barbara Cross

Dr. Phyllis Henderson Morgan

28.

Jill Fuller

2011

A Family Unitary Field Pattern Portrait Of Power As Knowing Participation In Change Among Adult Substance Users In Rehabilitation

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. E. Jane Servonsky

Dr. Howard Butcher

29.

Marilyn O’Mallon

2011

Bereavement:  Exploring Perceived Social Support And Family Relationships Of Selected Family Caregivers

Dr. E. Jane Servonsky

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

30.

Danita Potter

2011

Selected African American First-Time Teenage Mothers’ Perceptions Of Nursing Caring Behaviors During The Postpartum Period

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Esther Condon

Dr. Zina McGee

31.

Sherri Jacobson

2012

After-Death Communication Experiences On The Grief Pattern In Hospice Families

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Zina McGee

32.

Betty Martin Watson

2012

Relationship Of Family Support And Ability To Perform Diabetes Self-Care To African American Males’ Performance Of Diabetes Self-Care

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Hilda Williamson

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Zina McGee

Dr. Barbara Cross

33.

DeLyndia Green-Laughlin

2012

Caregivers And Nurses’ Support Of Family Members In Transition From Hospital To Nursing Home

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Zina McGee

Dr. Barbara Cross

34.

Barbara Smith Johnson

2013

Perceived Stress Of African American Family Caregivers Of Stroke Survivors

Dr. Bertha L.  Davis

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Zina McGee

Dr. Dorothy Burns

35.

Sheila Haley

2013

Fatalism As A Barrier To Colorectal Cancer Screening In African American Women

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Zina McGee

Dr. Barbara Cross

36.

Teresa Tyson

2013

Mother-Daughter Connectedness:  African American Adolescent And Young Adult Females’ Perceptions Of Their Mothers’ Interaction And Role In Their Sexual Health

Dr. Bertha L.  Davis

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Zina McGee

Dr. Dorothy Burns

37.

Antoinette Jefferson

2014

The Impact of Childhood Diabetes in Low-Income African American Families

Dr. Arlene J.  Montgomery

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Dorothy Burns

Dr. Zina McGee

Dr. Barbara Wright

38.

Pamela Carter Ngangana

2014

Intra-Family Stressors Among Adult Siblings Sharing Caregiving for Parents

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Dorothy Burns

Dr. Zina McGee

39.

Darylnet Lyttle

2014

The Identification of HIV Risk Behaviors Among Minority College Students Using the Neuman’s Systems Model

Dr. Arlene J.  Montgomery

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Dorothy Burns

Dr. Zina McGee

40.

Sandra Ewart-Marklin

2015

Coping And Adaptation Following Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery:  A Theoretical Analysis

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Dorothy Burns

Dr. Zina McGee

41.

Dell G. Mars

2015

The Lived Experience of Informal African American Caregivers of a Family Member with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Dr. Bertha L.  Davis

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Dorothy Burns

Dr. Spencer Baker

42.

Milagros Maria Adams

2015

Pediatric Asthma and Related Outcomes Within An Urban Community

Dr. Bertha L.  Davis

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Dorothy Burns

Dr. Spencer Baker

43.

Shevellanie E. Lott

2016

Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Perception of Variables Influencing their Retention

Dr. Bertha L. Davis

Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery

Dr. Dorothy Burns

Dr. Spencer Baker