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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Improving the outcomes of the I & RS process for students with exceptional learning needs, Erica Alimario

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Locus of control, parents involvement and college disability accommodations, Olivia Sara Aquino

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The impact of an elementary algebra course on student success in a college-level liberal arts math course and persistence in college, Lori Ann Austin

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The impact of blogs in the classroom: a qualitative analysis of elementary students using blogs to respond to texts, Jessica Bakan

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The impact of learning communities on student and faculty engagement: the case for linking College Success and basic skills English courses at "A" Community College, Mary Beth Boylan

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Effects of class-wide positive behavior supports on the academics of students with learning disabilities, Valerie Ann Budd

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The effectiveness of the flipped classroom for students with learning disabilities in an Algebra I resource setting, Ashley Butterick

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The effects of Kahoot! on vocabulary acquisition and retention of students with learning disabilities and other health impairments, Kathryn Elizabeth Ciaramella

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Enhancing teacher efficacy and pedagogical practices amongst general and special education teachers, Michael E. Coleman

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Sports involvement and academic functioning in college students, Mikala Connery

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Using information sharing between high school counselors and community college personnel to improve college readiness for incoming students: an exploratory case study, Dyron J. Corley

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Living-learning communities: The impact of freshmen engineering students and influence of student workers, Felicia Crockett

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Full disclosure: examining the experience of male faculty of color at a predominately white institution, Thomas A. Cruz-Soto Jr

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Prevalence of substance use in high school students from the United States, Kelsey E. Damato

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How does reciprocal teaching scaffold reading comprehension of non-fiction text?, Mary Delaney-Beane

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Fluency development and young readers, Elizabeth Jenkins Diamant

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Perceptions of supplemental instruction by nontraditional developmental students in a community college setting, Michael S. Dillard

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The effect of the video game Quizlet on the acquisition of science vocabulary for children with learning disabilities, Kelsey Claire Donovan

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Perceptions of co-teaching in the middle school English language arts classroom, Joseph M. Downey

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How do student responses develop in second grade reading conferences, Lindsey Ervin

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The effects of interactive word walls on students with learning disabilities in the secondary science classroom, Casey Elizabeth Eustace-DeBaun

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The effectiveness of Strong Start curriculum on the social emotional competence of second grade students, Crystal Nicole Fewkes

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The impact of a community of practice on the development of the three tiers of organizational intelligence in the institutional research professional, Rebecca S. Fidler-Sheppard

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Education master's students' perspectives on leaving the academy, AmyBeth Glass

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The utilization of group art therapy as a framework to enhance relationship building skills among emotionally disturbed students, Kerith Lynn Glass

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The effect of classwide peer tutoring on the academic performance and critical thinking of students with learning disabilities in an urban middle school inclusion social studies classroom, Andrew Robert Goulburn

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The supervision of school nurses in New Jersey: parallel needs, actions, and impacts on student care, Lee-Ann Halbert

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An exploration of close reading strategies and 3rd grade comprehension, Loretta Cecilia Houck

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A social norms study at Rowan University: alcohol and higher education, Kristen Nicole Jassin

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Learning behaviors and academic readiness among preschool children in a private school, Chelsea L. Johnson

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A mixed methods study of collaborating teacher leadership in Professional Development Schools (PDSs), Nedd James Johnson

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Exploring the potential to motivate high school environmental science students with environmental justice: a mixed methods approach, Elliott Karetny

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Examining the involvement patterns of international graduate students at Rowan University, Amanjot Kaur

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Utilization of a school specific intervention manual to increase teacher perceptions of the I&RS process and reduce special education referrals, Jacqueline Jade Kelly

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The effects of using Padlet on the academic performance and engagement of students in a fifth grade basic skills mathematics classroom, Cynthia Lynn Kleinsmith

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A qualitative case study of the congruence between fraternal organizations' and members' values, principles, and standards, Joseph P. Lizza

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Reading with choice of texts in the first grade classroom, Erine Lloyd

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Self-regulated learning and self-efficacy in prekindergarten students, Leonard Wayne Long

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Shaping of maternal identity through parenting experiences of a child with a disability, Katlyn Lauren Martinez

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Can sensory strategies reduce tantruming to increase positive familial interactions?, Deborah Stacy Maule

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Overcoming isolation as a woman in the male-dominated superintendency, Melissa Ann McCooley

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Academics and the student athlete: a mixed methods study on the role of athletics in the high school educational setting, Meredith McGee

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Independent reading: the power of self-selection and cafe discussions in a seventh grade classroom, Ashley Lauren Merkler

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Fire safety training using video modeling in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Amy Morgan

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Background knowledge: a study of the effects background knowledge has on comprehension, Jacqueline Murtha

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English Language Learners transitioning from high school to college: A case study on the Upward Bound program for ELLs at Rowan University, Margarita Olivencia

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Exploring the policymaking process of school-based physical education: a Congressional perspective, Edward B. Olsen

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"Reading is boring": a qualitative study on motivating first grade students through reading workshop, Lisa Marie Papandrea

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The effects of the online game Kahoot on science vocabulary acquisition, Joseph Pede

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Examining the career transitions and transformations of an urban educator, Frank E. Penick Jr.

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The effects of computer games on the mastery of multiplication facts for students with exceptional learning needs, Kristy Peters

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Implications of acceleration on student success course curriculum: a comparison of accelerated and traditional course modalities, Alice L. Picardo

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An exploratory investigation of the effects of power-solving, a social problem solving method, on students with communication impairments, Kylie Christine Pringle

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The effect of implementation of the Developmental Designs for Middle School (DDMS) program on the social skills of 7th grade students, Emmalene Hall Probst

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Benefits of sustained silent reading and self-monitoring for reluctant readers, Jamie Quinn

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Effectiveness of electronic visual schedules on task completion and independent transitioning of adolescents with developmental disabilities, Katarina Radi

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The power of performance: using songs and poetry to motivate English Language Learners to read in a third grade classroom, Dana Nelson Reilly

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Victimization and perpetration in cyber and in-person aggression among young adults in intimate relationship, Christina Anita Rossi

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Using ClassDojo to promote positive behaviors and decrease negative behaviors in the classroom, Abigail Marquis Saeger

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Impact of mindset on literacy: what happens to literacy skills when a growth mindset is taught to first graders, Katherine Saia

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Effects of Self-Regulated Strategy Development on the persuasive essay writing of seventh grade students with disabilities, Amanda Scrivani

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The effectiveness of the mnemonic keyword strategy on math vocabulary learning for students with learning disabilities, Lily Siegel

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Making sense of school reform: a case study of mathematics and science teachers' sensemaking with one district's differentiation and detracking initiatives, Katelyn Daplyn Skinner

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The effects of daily yoga practice on the academic engagement and achievement of middle school students in a special education classroom, Ellen C. Sternberg

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The impact of mathematics, science and language arts writing to learn strategies on the culture of learning in primary and secondary students, Ronnie Tarchichi

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Factors that lead to the success of inner city Hispanic students in STEM dual enrollment: a mixed methods study, Anjali C. Thanawala

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Improving the quality of homework of culturally and linguistically diverse students through translation for parents, Robin Thorne

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Reflections of diverse voices: A narrative story exploring the relationship between multicultural dual language experiences and cultural competence, Helen M. Tinsley

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Attitudes toward accommodations and academic well-being of college students with disabilities, Alex Elizabeth Troccoli

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The relationship between mindfulness and stress among college students, Elizabeth Marie Vonderheyde

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A qualitative case study describing the relationship of physical activity and classroom behaviors expectations for elementary students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Steven Robert Wehrle

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The effects of multisensory phonics instruction on the fluency and decoding skills of students with learning disabilities in a middle school resource classroom, Angela Williams

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Examining the complexity of educational attainment for Black males in an Educational Opportunity Fund program at a community college, LaVon Williams

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The effectiveness of using self-monitoring, in conjunction with a school-wide positive behavior support system, to increase on-task behavior and academic performance of alternative high school students with disabilities, Joseph Wojceichowski

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Academic emotion and self-efficacy impacting sense of math class belonging in college students, Kaitlyn Yavorsky

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Effects of implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards on the math performance of 5th grade students with ADHD, Robert Zimmer

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The challenges that international students face when integrating into higher education in the United States, Raja Almurideef

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Rowan University's Rowan 101 Transfer Seminar: impact on transfer students, Michele Applegate

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Nonfiction interests and reading habits of third grade students, Kimberly Astacio

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Implementing state initiatives in a PK-1 primary school: a case study exploring instructional leadership, Jennifer Baldwin

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The effect of a brief yoga practice on learning, Brittany Ballard

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The effects of self-monitoring using an iPad to increase on-task behaviors of high school students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Christina Bamford

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First-year students: investigating the impact of participating in a mathematics learning community, Lindsay Barrie

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The effect of the video game Quizlet on the acquisition of science vocabulary for children with learning disabilities, Deborah Ann Boyce

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Connection between effort and academic success in learning disabled students identified with learned helplessness, Nancy D. Braunwell

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Strategic importance of recruiting international students for community colleges framed in the context of an institution's fiscal health, Tobias Bruhn

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Professional development: teacher as learner for differentiated instruction, Marilyn L. Castellano

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Differences in interview responses provided to researchers based on their ethnicity, Phenice Chapman-Walker

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Effects of professional development on co-teaching on 5th grade students with exceptional learning needs, Wade J. Chilmonik

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An analysis of a middle school curriculum: through the lens of personal responsibility, social responsibility, and social justice, Kristen Ashley Clark

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When educators are targets: a qualitative heuristic research study exploring the lived experiences of educators who have been cyber harassed, Adrian C. Cora-Waters

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Involvement patterns of international students and their overall college experience, Kesiane C. Costa-String

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Adjunct faculty sensemaking in the context of a student success initiative at a community college, Denise-Marie Coulter

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Total Physical Response and the Natural Approach to teaching foreign language to students with disabilities, Jessica Lynn Dalessandro

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The effects of Google Classroom on teaching social studies for students with learning disabilities, Kathleen M. DiCicco

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The effectiveness of the Word Study program on teaching elementary students with learning disabilities, Catherine Marie DiPierro

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The implementation of a new teacher evaluation model: a qualitative case study of how teachers make sense of the Marzano Evaluation Model, Brian P. Donahue

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Comparing math fluency and automaticity using explicit timing with students with disabilities, Andrew Ehala

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Using critical literacies to instruct through multicultural text to enhance comprehension, higher order thinking skills, and respect for other diversities, Shannon Moncrief Enders

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Google Classroom for third grade writing, Jessi Fallon