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 2015

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In transition: examining students with learning disabilities' transition from high school to college through Schlossberg's transition theory, Margaret Bonanni

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The role of school psychologists in bullying interventions in year four of New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, Amanda Brady

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Finding your place in this world: a quantitative study exploring the geo-literacy skills and content knowledge taught to students with disabilities educated in segregated special education classrooms., Pamela Brillante

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Preparing for change: an examination of an urban school's extra-curricular activities and professional learning communities in creating a culture ready for change, Linda Brown-Bartlett

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Stimulating diversity outcomes? A multicase study exploring entrepreneurial architecture and storytelling in higher education institutions, Noel Criscione-Naylor

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How a secondary school as an organization defines and embeds the term college readiness, Michele Critelli

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The effects of cognitive strategy instruction on math problem solving of high school students with learning disabilities, Joseph DeVecchis

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A grounded theory of individualized learning practices in New Jersey higher education, Dennis William Devery

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Writer's workshop: the results when iPads are used by kindergarten students, Ashley Dickol

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The impact of a standardized participant simulation learning experience on the critical thinking disposition of undergraduate health administration students., Fred DiCostanzo

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An investigation of how self-assessment impacts oral reading fluency, Lisle Duffey

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What happens when parents and students engage in a collaborative book club?, Samantha Dulude

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Faith capital: a persistence study of two student learning communities at a northeastern community college, David Edwards

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The effects on physical exercises to improve social communication skills of adolescents with autism, Christopher Fox

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Identification of specific learning disability in New Jersey: an illuminative evaluation, Jennifer Garwood

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Black History Month: an investigation of the impact of a curriculum for increasing the knowledge of elementary students' knowledge of African-American history, Monique Goodwin

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What is the effect of language arts small group instruction in the form of student directed centers or teacher directed small groups on the social and educational relationships of teachers and students within a primary grade classroom?, Jennifer Gorgo

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Using iPads to increase on-task behavior of students with autism, Michelle Gould

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Secondary school counselors' identification of strategies for meeting the needs of high-functioning autism spectrum disorder students placed in the general education program, Sandra Griffin

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An exploratory investigation of extracurricular activity and academic achievement, Jean Marie Gwathney

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Socially promoted students' lived experience of transition into high school, Anthony Hadzimichalis

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An evaluation on the Wilson Reading Program for students with learning disabilities: a longitudinal study, Rosemarie Harrison

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Language development in kindergarten students using melodic learning, Tara Hart

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The student-teacher relationship in a one-to-one technology classroom: a case study, Kevin Higgins

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Middle school plunge: a mixed-methods study exploring 6th grade students' perceptions of their transition to middle school experiences and its influences on school achievement and performance for urban youth, Lakecia Hyman

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Response to Intervention, Sarah Iannuzzi

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Math anxiety and attitudes in pre-service elementary teachers, Kelly Jackson

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Using literature circles to increase reading comprehension and student motivation, Michelle Jacobs

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Using iPads in vocabulary instruction for elementary English language learners, Rachel Janice

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An examination of alumni engagement at Rowan University, Jessica Kanady

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Using echo reading and tracking simultaneously during small group read alouds with preschool children, Erica Knoll

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Faculty expectations and perceptions of writing at a community college, Lynn Kraemer-Siracusa

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Encouraging parent-student literacy conversations: hosting an upper elementary family literacy event, Morgen Lehr and Lisa Remchuk

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A study of the 2014 Freshman Connection: Adventure participants and their involvement at Rowan University, Sabrina LoBue

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Self-Authorship: a teaching approach during the after-school community program, Fatjona Lubonja

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What motivates middle school students to become better writers?, Julie Mahoney

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The emphasis of physical activity across the curriculum; a positive approach to increased academic achievement, Alexandra Maldonado

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Using the Raz-Kids reading program to increase reading comprehension and fluency for students with LD, Angela Marchand

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Job satisfaction and attrition among special education teachers, Sophia Mastrantuono

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Teachers' reflections on their professional development school clinical internship experience: a case study of novice teachers, Lindsay McCarron

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What happens when you use multicultural mentor texts as read alouds to generate ideas for writing personal narratives?, Catherine McConathey

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Promoting behavior change in Rowan University students through fitness and wellness programming, Megan E. McHugh

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Teacher knowledge, skill. and willingness to work with students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Colleen McKnight

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Leading and developing a first year learning community for opportunity program students, Penny E. McPherson

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Gender advantage? A case study of male nursing students at a New Jersey community college, Kathleen Michell

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An examination of a homework and organizational skills intervention for middle school students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Kristy Mitchell

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The effects of in-service training on teachers' attitudes towards inclusion, Heather Moore

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The effects of Unified Sports on attitudes of college students towards students with intellectual disabilities, William Moylan

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Exploring the factors of persistence for African American senior nursing students, Yolanda Nelson

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Principals' outlooks on suspension based on socioeconomic status, gender, years of experience, and school type, Jennifer Ohara

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Student affairs programs at Rowan University and their impact on students' sense of mattering, Sarah M. Olsen

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Effective conversations about literature in ESL, Andrea Ortiz-Soto

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Examining the underlying currents of high school girls' perceived STEM self-efficacy and science course options: a mixed methods study, Jill Patterson

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A qualitative study: student mothers' perceptions of homogeneous and heterogeneous advisory groupings in secondary settings, Vanessa Pellington

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I want to read because...reading motivation in a first grade classroom, Laurie Ann Powell

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Culture of collaboration: professional learning communities and collaborative coaching, Ashley Power

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Literature circles: in class and online discussions, Jenna Purifico

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The impact of the pre-college high school program AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) on Millville Senior High School students' success in college, Chelsea Ranck

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The effects of behavior interventions on first grade students diagnosed with ADHD combined type, Kelley Rand

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Nurturing young learners in practice: a case study of key teacher dispositions that support child centered practice in an urban preschool environment, Lorraine Ricchezza

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The effects of external controls on teachers' development of technology competencies in an economically disadvantaged district, Oscar Rodriguez

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Community college transfer student identity, development and engagement: a constructivist grounded theory approach, Sheri Rodriguez

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Improving student engagement in preschool classrooms with developmentally appropriate read aloud opportunities, Kimberly Russomanno

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Repeated reading for students with special needs, Julie Sara

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Reading between the play lines, a play-based research study: children at play acquiring literacy skills socially and through self-discovery, Brianne Siderio

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Assessment variability among states in determining Part C eligibility criteria, April Siktar

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A hidden culture of carelessness: a comparative qualitative study of gender inequality and its implications for African American and South African Black women higher education administrators, Dawn S. Singleton

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Childhood feeding practices in African Americans, Nicole Somogy

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Examination of structured physical activity on students with special needs, Arianna Sparano

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Blogging in response to literature: reading, writing, and thinking through the digital medium, Patrice Steller

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Undocumented Hispanic students and the postsecondary transition: a narrative perspective, Alfred Trafford

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The impact of using mentor texts and the writing workshop with first grade writers, Kelly Turner

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Exploring the impact of group work on communication apprehension for business students, Cynthia Vieth

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School psychologists' knowledge of and attitudes towards transgender students, Arielle Walzer

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Active learning: strategies that help first graders transition and build literacy skills, Kacey Weber

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The impact of blogging on the facilitation of critical literacy in adolescent students, Kelsey Wiemer

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Accountability and transformative literacy, Kristin Williams

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Effects of point-of-view modeling to teach life skills to students with cognitive impairments, Madeline Zacharkow

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The sophomore slope: understanding the impact of the pre-college institute on academic self-efficacy in sophomore students, Patricia Zio

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A case study: the implementation of the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards in a secondary school setting, Adam Angelozzi

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Reading pedagogy in today's classroom, Maria Beeman-Rygalski

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An exploration of the lived social, emotional, and academic experiences of obese adolescents within three conceptual frameworks using mixed methods research, Julie Benavides

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Using self-monitoring strategy instruction to improve reading comprehension in high school students with learning disabilities, Melinda Brokenshire

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An exploratory investigation of the relationship between PTSD symptoms and substance abuse in undergraduate college students, Melissa Buscemi

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High school teachers' mental model change as related to online instructional tools, James Cernansky

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A feminist investigation of gender performance through a reflection on the process of certification in a nontraditional educational leadership program, Kimberly Clark

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The effects of using Smartboard and interactive games to improve reading comprehension of secondary students with moderate cognitive disabilities, Melissa Coyle

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The impact of dance/movement classes on adolescent behavior in an urban high school setting, Dinesha DeMesa-Simpson

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Inspirational leadership: the written theory versus the theory-in-action, David Dinn

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Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABBRA) in New Jersey: a case study of the implementation of regulatory policy, Kara Douma

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Understanding the writing challenges of college students with Asperger's syndrome, Sarah Dubin

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Sleep deprivation and the negative effect it will have on the individual's cognitive function, Stephen Fisher

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The effects on using ipads in teaching sight words to English Language Learners, Samantha Funaro

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An editing framework guiding students toward self-correcting errors in writing, Stacey Gasper

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Raising awareness in study abroad, Leslie Gassler

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The effects of technology-based graphic organizers to teach reading comprehension skills of students with learning disabilities, Meghan Gifford

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The influence a digital screen has on the learning process, for students with Autism spectrum disorder, George Gordon

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Measuring the efficacy and quality of a professional development training on prejudice reduction and reflective practice: transforming the delivery of change through collective insight and informed action, Berdine Gordon-Littrean

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Using computer-based mnemonic illustrations to teach algebra word-problem solving skills to high school students with learning disabilities, Lisa Graham

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Promoting emotional intelligence in adolescence through service-learning, Maggy Hanna and Rosetta Treece