Current theses and dissertations from Rowan University graduate programs are submitted electronically to Rowan University's Office of Graduate Research Services and are usually available in this institutional repository within a few weeks of submission. Theses and dissertations submitted between 2010 and 2015 have been migrated from the library’s previous digital archives and are available here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Experiences of Community College Trustees During Their First Year of Service: A Phenomenological Study, Jacob Farbman

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Exploring alternate route science teacher development of pedagogical content knowledge, Kim Feltre

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Outcome of implementing multisensory instruction with second grade students who struggle with reading, Elissa Anne Fisher

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Involvement patterns of campus recreation employees, Justin Fletcher

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In their voices, with their words: a case study of student success in accelerated developmental writing courses, Shawnda Lynae Floyd

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Town and gown relations: finding equitable prosperity for neighborhood resident stakeholders, Ian T. Foley

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Effectiveness of Pivotal Response Training as a peer-mediated strategy to increase social interactions for students with autism spectrum disorder and communication disorders, Alyssa Erin Friedrich

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The effect of content-related and unrelated break activities on test results, Ryan Gentek

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The effect of social stories on the socialization and self-control of preschool children with disabilities, Jessica German

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An exploratory investigation of third graders' use of blogs to critically respond to texts, Lisa A. Gilbert

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The effects of using the GoMath program on teaching computation skills for students with learning disabilities, Patricia Virginia Giordano

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Comparing video modeling to discrete trial teaching for teaching daily living skills, Nicole Angelina Gubernick

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Recruitment and retention of Hispanic nursing students: through the lens of associate degree nursing program administrators and Hispanic nursing students, Debra Jean Handlos Devoe

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The effects of social skill training in a simulated community environment for adolescents with cognitive impairments, Jessica Harrison

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A quantitative study on student perception of campus climate for diversity at a predominantly white institution, Tyler O. Harrison

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An Investigation of the Impact of Multiple Exposures to New Vocabulary Words have on Students with Language Processing Disorders, Erin E. Higgins

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News outlets in social media: aggression in comments, Leslie G. Holt

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The effects on student understanding when questioning techniques are used during the reading of informational text, Ashleyann R. Iannelli

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Understanding how the interaction between the community college and the underprepared student positions the student's developmental educational outcomes, Alberta Mary Jaeger

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What can the lit lab do for you? a qualitative analysis of high school literacy lab participants, Bridget P. Jaensch

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Strategies for teaching developmental mathematics students at the college level, Natalie Lynn Kautz

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Students' lived experiences of the realization of academic wrongness (RAW), Dana Carol Kemery

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Do formative assessment strategies help learners with academic difficulties?, Dana King

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An assessment of a community college's grow-your-own leadership program: perceptions of program graduates and community college staff members: a sequential mixed-method case study, Keith Lee Kirkland

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Study skills self monitoring for adolescents with ADHD, Rachel Michelle Lesse

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The effects of the RIDE strategy on teaching word problem solving skills to students with learning disabilities, Sandra Kay Locke

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Fostering humanism in medicine: a mixed methods study on the influence of humanism in medicine workshops on medical student empathy, Marion J. Lombardi

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Examining the impact of community factors on student truancy, Juan Jose Lorenzo

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The Impact of Involvement in Educational Politics on New Jersey Teachers' Job Satisfaction, Self-Efficacy, and Work Locus of Control: A Survey Research Study, Kayla Lott

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Literacy choice in a first grade classroom, Lisa Marie Maletta

Empowering High School Students to Develop Leadership Skills and Increase Student and School Engagement, Corlette D. Mays

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Emergent literacy intervention in first grade struggling readers, Colleen Erin McGettigan

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Interrupting the silence: an action research study to transform a juvenile justice culture for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTQI) youth, Dawn N. McRae

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Contest or congruence: the effects of work/school conflict and facilitation on working college students, Madeline Mareen Miscenich

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Leadership development and ethnic identity of Latina/o students at Rowan University, Andrew Montanez

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Do I belong? Narratives of sense of belonging and fit from underrepresented African American and Latina women in science undergraduate majors, Jacqueline Shantell Moore

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Evaluation of Positive Behavior Support systems as it relates to teacher satisfaction, Shawna Lyn Mulford

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The effect of explicit teaching of inferring on the reading comprension of students with learning disabilities in middle school, Rebecca Berkowitz Muller