Dr. Sigler Research

Dr. Sigler has three major research interests. They include student mentoring programs and how to increase students' positive youth behaviors, school district teacher and administrator mentoring programs, and instructional strategies designed to increase students' classroom grades and standardized test scores.

Below are some examples of research that Dr. Sigler has conducted regarding these topics.

Sigler, D. (2019). The impact of student mentoring programs on student achievement. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, KY. (click here)

This doctoral dissertation analyzed the impact that an urban high school's student mentoring program had on junior students' standardized test scores.

Sigler, D. (2018). A historical overview of transformational leadership. (Unpublished manuscript). University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, KY. (click here)

This study breaks down the transformational leadership style of leadership along with a thorough historical analysis. It also puts this leadership style into context for teachers and administrators in today's schools.

Sigler, D. (2018). Problems with school funding in Alabama. (Unpublished manuscript). University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, KY. (click here)

This study analyzes how the state of Alabama currently funds its public school system, details the problems that occur when using such a system to fund public schools, and details the ramifications for students and faculty in Alabama's public schools.

Sigler, D. (2013). Exit exams and remediational strategies. (Unpublished educational specialist thesis). Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL. (click here)

This educational specialist thesis compared the learning progress of students with contrasting teaching styles: traditional teaching methods versus teaching heavily with technology.