Doctoral dissertations and master’s theses on learning support center programs and services can be quite valuable for graduate students and professionals. These cutting-edge publications are important for both research and practical use in developing or improving learning support centers.  Please email me if you know of any that are missing or links are broken.

Doctoral Dissertations

Alberding, A. P. (1983). Mathematics learning centers in two-year colleges (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 8315270)

Alexander, R. E. (2013). Improving student academic success through differentiated teaching within a specialized learning resource center (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3601358)

Bailey, G. K. (2010). Tutoring strategies: A case study comparing learning center tutors and academic department tutors (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database (UMI No. 3403672). Retrieved from http://www.lsche.net/assets/Bailey_Geoffrey_dissertation_4-7-10.pdf

Bell, E. A.  (2005). A comparison of academic assistance programs provided for student athletes among Division I-A colleges and universities (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3187586)

Blackaby, S. L. (1993). The academic world of underprepared students in a Washington state community college (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9430043)

Braswell, J. A. (1991). A study to project the utilization of a university learning center for people of retirement age (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9214851)

Burgess, J. S. (1991). A longitudinal case study of a learning resource center: Math lab for academically disadvantaged students, 1983-1991 (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9225987)

Burns, M. E. (1991). A study to formulate a learning assistance model for the California community college (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.

Carpenter, K. H. (1985). Differences in instructional practices in study techniques as provided by two groups of teachers (developmental education, learning center, skills) (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 8516866)

Clymer, C. (1978). An analysis of evaluation practices of learning assistance programs at selected institutions of the United States (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

Collins, V. A. (1988). A case study of organizational innovation in higher education: The academic support program (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 8823982)

Conley, F. S. (1997). The relationship of achievement and academic support services for underprepared students at tribally controlled colleges in the United States (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9824465)

Cress, B. A. (2003). Persistence of underprepared community college students related to learning assistance center use (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3080870)

Cunningham, G. L. (2006). College and university faculty and student rating of distance learning support services (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3227512)

Dixon, J. C. (1999). A qualitative study of perceptions of external factors that influence the persistence of Black males at a predominantly White four-year state college Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9920484)

Dvorak, J. J. K. (2000). The college tutoring experience (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9964946)

Evans, J. J., III. (1979). A description of the learning resources center concept implemented in Texas public community colleges (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 8009610)

Garrido-Vargas, M. (2012). Relationship of Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement among English Language Learners (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3526417)

Gerkin, D. (2009). The impact of a first-year learning community on student persistence: Perceptions of community college students (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3355039)

Goodlett, R. D. (1976). A study to describe and analyze the objectives, organization, and services of selected learning centers in southern states (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 7624833)

Godsey, E. (1992). The functions of a learning center. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO.

Halcrow, C. L. (2004). The perceived function and effectiveness of a math learning center (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3154778)

Hatfield, D. J. (1970). A three-year study of the effect of an individualized learning center on students’ attitude and achievement (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 7027009)

Haynes, C. A. S. (1989). A study of learning centers in southeastern two-year and four-year public and private colleges and universities (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9009079)

Hays, E. (2006) The genres of tutor training: Searching for reflective practice (Doctoral dissertation). University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. Abstract retrieved from http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/dissertations/AAI3248229/

Hazard, L. L. (1997). The effect of locus of control and attitudes toward intelligence on study habits of college students (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Boston University, Boston, MA.

Horstman, W. A. (2004). A quantitative comparison of two different college success course formats on freshmen at a four-year college (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO. Abstract retrieved from http://www.lsche.net/?page_id=610.

Hudson, W. E., Sr. (1994). The relationship of college support services to the success of students with learning disabilities attending a historically black university (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9514713)

Hsieh, H.-C. (2010). Self-access center and autonomous learning: EFL college students’ motivations, activities, and perceptions of learning effectiveness (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3439291)

Irwin, D. E. (1979). Affective adjustment and cognitive achievement as a function of learning center tutoring (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 8000238)

Kalkwarf, J. L. (2005). A qualitative investigation of student interactions in a learning activity center: Defining success, at-risk factors, and resiliency for developmental programs in community colleges (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3195939)

Kasouha, A. (2011). The Relationship between Language Proficiency and Student Performance on a Locally Developed Mathematics Placement Exam at a Community College in Southern California. (Doctoral dissertation, Capella University). Retrieved from http://eric.ed.gov/?q=ESL&id=ED528124.

King, D. F. (1998). The use and characteristics of student athlete academic assistance programs in colleges and universities of the NAIA (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9908557)

Larsen, C. J. (1974). Satellite learning centers: An off-campus extension of community college services (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 7427526)

Lasell (Dawson), M. J. (1990). A study of peer tutor training programs and a peer tutor training program for Drake University (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Abstract retrieved from http://escholarshare.drake.edu/handle/2092/714

Lewis, J. L. (2013). Community opinion and satisfaction with the leadership at an urban community educational learning center during an organizational transformation process: A frontline perspective from community stakeholders (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3594529)

Liu, Y. X. (2007). Education mode of theory of study-typed organization in Shanxi Normal University’s Distance Education Learning Center (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. H211098)

Long-Marks, B. M. (1991). A program evaluation study of the Nursing Learning Center at Imperial Valley College (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuestDissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9126332)

Marone, D. K. (2001). Constructing a learning identity: Students who have a learning disability reflect on their learning at a university learning center (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3031693)

Mealy, B. A. (1998). A program evaluation of the Learning Assistance Center at Southern Wesleyan University (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9824776)

Mikkelson, S. M. (2003). An historical perspective of the origin and development of learning assistance centers in Texas public higher education institutions (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3114320)

Moeckel, D. L. (1997). Negotiating “problem space”: Student needs assessment in a community college academic support center as a basis for reflective practice for learning specialists (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9727262)

Morrison, B. H. (1984). A study of the effectiveness of a learning assistance program in a liberal arts college (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 8424459)

Myers, E. M., III. (1980). A comparative analysis of persisters, permanent dropouts, dropouts who transfer, and stopouts at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 8113988)

Novels, A. N. (1989). An analysis of high-risk students’ perceptions of advising services provided by a university learning center program (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 8921400)

O’Dell, K. D. (1980). Effect of integrated communication-skills instruction on selected academic competencies and feelings of academic competence in students in a university learning skills center (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 8024876)

Peterson, N. K. (2013). The developing role of the university library as a student learning center: Implications to the interior spaces within (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No.1540113)

Pinola, M. G. (1983). Needs, tasks, and evaluation procedures used in assessing college and university learning centers (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 0551663)

Pobywajlo, M. C. (2004). The role-taking experience of undergraduate peer tutors: A cognitive-developmental approach (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3158680)

Reedy, D. (2009). Graduation rates at Ohio 2-year colleges: A comparison of adult students taking and not taking developmental coursework (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 305068158). Abstract retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/305068158/abstract

Riffort, S. (2007) Tutor training: Facilitation of transition through technology (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Rogers, E. H. (1994). A survey of community college library/learning centers regarding public access to microcomputers and microcomputer software (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9430247)

Saelens, P. M. (2004). Defining best practices for distance learners provided by student support centers (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3152449)

Santerelli, K. W. (2008). Developing a regional learning center for engineering (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3329778)

Schellkopf, J. D. (1979). Voluntary use of learning centers and factors affecting it in the Los Angeles community colleges (Doctoral dissertation). Available from  ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 8011177)

Schwemmer, E. J. (1978). An analysis of learning center services provided for the learning-disabled student in the nineteen community junior colleges of Kansas (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 7811459)

Sells, D. K. (1996). The freshman year experience: A case study of a freshman living-learning center (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9710377)

Sheets, R. A. (1994) The effects of training and experience on adult peer tutors in community colleges (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9428877). Retrieved from http://www.lsche.net/?page_id=613

Spelts, C. A. (1981). An analysis of contributing factors in the operation of a learning assistance center at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 8124020)

Staben, J. E. (2005). Not just chairs and tables: New peer tutors’ negotiations with identity, literacy, and difference in a community college writing center (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3194575)

Staley, J. M. (1984). The success of special admissions students offered basic skills instruction in a four-year university curriculum (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 8420695)

Stonerock, K. H. (2005). From training to practice: The writing center as a setting for learning to tutor (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3176904)

Thum, C. P. (1980). Learning centers in institutions of higher education: An analysis (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 8015746)

Tillerson, C. W. (1973). Effects of a learning center method versus lecture method of teaching as related to achievement, self-concept, and attitude of college freshmen (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 7312930)

Van, B. (1990). The application of essential developmental education principles by program administrators (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9119501)

Wood, S. C. (2012). Learning disorder diagnosis in high-aptitude postsecondary students (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3525036)

Zoll, J. G. (1990). A learning center assessment tool for the assessment of academic services of a private learning center (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 9030767)

Master’s Theses

Devirian, M. C. (1975). A survey of learning centers in California (Master’s thesis). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 1307667)

Dominquez, D. D. (1990). Writing labs: A comparative study and analysis of their effectiveness (Master’s thesis). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 1341336)

Gerkin, D. (1995). Student perceptions of the effectiveness of selected non-traditional programs at Paradise Valley Community College (Unpublished master’s thesis). Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS.

Kusunoki. K. K. (1978). A Survey of Learning Centers/Laboratories in Hawaii (Masters thesis). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 1312283)

Newcome, K. I. (1983). A follow-up study of clerical students at the Chaffey College Fontana Learning Center (Master’s thesis). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 1322524)

Van Eden, D. J.  (1989). U. N. B. learning center research database (Master’s thesis). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. ML51851)

Vesper, C. F. (1980) A survey of Long Beach area corporate training directors regarding use of the California State University at Long Beach’s learning assistance center as a training center (Master’s thesis). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 1315167)

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