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.

As of 9/29/16, theses and dissertations produced between 1996 and 2010 have been scanned and uploaded. If you are the author of a Rowan University (or Glassboro State College) thesis or dissertation produced before 2010, and you do not want your document to be publicly available in Rowan Digital Works, you must complete and submit this form to request its removal from the repository.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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School leadership: development of an evaluation instrument and process for administrators, Kathy L. McCormick

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An exploratory assessment of a graduate early childhood special education dual certification program, Claudia Mejia

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Wait time in the classroom, Logan Melder

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Video modeling to enhance the conversation skills of preschool children who are at-risk for school failure, Lorie Mick

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Educating newly diagnosed cancer patients who are undergoing radiation therapy, Michael Mimms

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A study of the integration of technology in interdisciplinary curriculum, Phyllis Mordente

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Parent efficacy and parent involvement in parents of preschool children, Jennifer Murkli

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Leading a readiness program for low-income students within a preschool setting, Renee Murtaugh

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Rowan University students' perceptions of campus safety, Kristen Muscat

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Service-learning: a study of faculty attitudes at Rowan University, Rhiannon Napoli

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An inquisitive investigation into the effects of self-regulated learning, Jaclynne Nimon

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Rowan University's RowanCard: program effectiveness and future direction, Christine Noon

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Increasing students self-esteem through the implementation of the Bucket Filler Lesson Plans, Jenna Norton

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Sports and media relations: an assessment by sports journalists regarding public relations professionals of professional sports teams effectively controlling the flow of information, Jeffrey O'Connor

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Drinking motives and influences among college students, Angela Ostapowycz

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A comparison of video modeling and social stories to decrease inappropriate behaviors, Caitlin Peluszak

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The effects of daycare on children's socialization in the first three years of school, Alison Pomykacz

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The effects of Wilson Reading System and Guided Reading on the reading achievement of students with learning disabilities, Rachel Ricci

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Vision accuracy: comparisons, Mark Roman

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Professionalizing practice: how PLC development enhances teaching and learning, Kelly Roselle

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Reciprocal teaching and its effect on inference skills to enhance reading comprehension, Amber Rosenberger

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Procrastination behaviors in college students, Lauren Rosetti

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An exploratory investigation of family structure and adult attachment orientation, Alison Rossi

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Teachers, teamwork, and technology: an introspective look at leadership and change, Robert Rossi

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Assisting student cancer survivors to re-enter the school setting, Rebecca Rothschild

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The Seminarts experience: restructuring a ninth grade transitional program in a whole school arts academy, Mari Celi Sanchez

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Connecting brain research with teaching practice among middle school teachers, Irene Sanders

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Formative assessment: the implementation of Learnia and the impact on students' proficiency of the New Jersey Mathematics Standards, Nicole Santora

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From passive to active learning: contingent faculty collaboratively leading pedagogical change, Thomas Setaro

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Interactive software and its effects on hostility, Warren Shya

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Inclusive co-teaching in the secondary schools: a study in sustainable change, Marnee Sirolli

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Student attitudes towards codes of conduct and their impact on behavior, Jessica Smith

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What happens when fourth graders use learning profiles to direct their learning?, Caley Spahn

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Involvement patterns: student involvement in the student community policing program at Rowan University, Stephanie Staple

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Creating the environment for inclusion: ways for teachers to encourage positive interactions between typical and special needs children, Lauren Stevens

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Using a multi-sensory teaching approach to impact learning and community in a second grade classroom, Melissa Stoffers

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The importance of establishing positive behavior supports and classroom community to foster successful transitions throughout diverse school settings, Bailey Tormollan

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Leading change in a traditional teaching environment: establishing positive student behaviors through proactive classroom management, Ann Toth

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Choosing Rowan University: a study on contributing external factors amongst native residential freshmen, Elizabeth Trenado

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Understanding community college affordability and its impact on student persistence, Elvy Vieira

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Open source software as applied in higher education: at one four-year university, Muneerah Wakeel

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The relationship between nighttime reading with children by their caregivers and reading achievement, Ashley Williams

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The relationship between locus of control and birth order in college students' academic success, Shannara Williams

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Birth order and its effect on depression in adults, Sambul Zaidi

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Leadership for improvement: promoting student learning through an on-campus residential learning community for first-year female, minority, and low income engineering students, Patricia Zobel

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The dream is alive: a study of selected African American males' success at Rowan University, Cory Boone

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Magic, monsters, and Merlin: an exploration of the fantasy genre in a fifth grade setting, Traci Bowles

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An exploratory investigation on how authentic writing affects students' attitudes towards writing, Kerri Colletto

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The effects that a cognitive behavior modification intervention can have on a child with behavioral disabilities, Kelly Courtney

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An evaluation of graduate students' perceptions of mattering at Rowan University, Christopher D'Angelo

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Improving math fact acquisition of students with learning disabilities using the "Touch Math" method, Carol Dombrowski

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Leadership and the first-year experience: a study of outcomes from student involvement and the FLIP Program, Gavin Farber

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Computer assisted instruction or mnemonic strategy instruction: which approach produces better outcomes with helping students develop multiplication fact fluency?, Laura Flynn

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A nonverbal signal system: minimizing the effects of student interruptions, maximizing instructional time, and sustaining momentum while teaching, Mallory Heimlich

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How do intrinsic motivational strategies impact student's engagement in learning?, Kaitlyn Howarth

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What happens when writing notebooks are used in a first grade classroom?, Shelley Kole

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A case study on sibling rivalry and the use of a social skills training model, Michelle Maiorano

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How do first graders define a family?, Kelly Ann McGrail

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A study of the impact of late night programming on student involvement at Rowan University, Brian Milsted

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Using self-regulation to improve academic outcomes of middle school students with behavioral disabilities, Sandra Niblic

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Early intervention in conflict resolution for lower elementary students in a self-contained classroom, Colleen Roughgarden

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Making a major decision: undeclared student retention and the process of choosing an academic major at Rowan University, Rachael Scharen

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Educationally underprepared students' perception of their experience in a pre-freshman bridge program, Mary Schell

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Student motivation: the impact intrinsic motivation and extrinsic rewards have on elementary students, Renee Tybus

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The impact of internal and external factors on the academic success of selected African American students, Takeyda Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The impact of student employment on student involvement, Stefanie Anderson

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A content analysis of young adult novels featuring mentally and emotionally disabled characters, Lisa L. Ballistreri

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Motivating kindergarteners to write in a half-day setting, Alison C. Barnes

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Effective strategies for creating socially developing and accepting inclusion classrooms, Kristin Bishop

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An investigation of teachers' perceptions of school psychologists, Noelle Bisinger

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What happens when students learn a step-by-step approach to solving math word problems?, Lindsay Brooks

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Elementary school students and homework: a study of best practices, Michelle F. Brown

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The learning curve: the thinking and learning styles of selected student athletes at Rowan University and the impact on academic achievement, Robert Bullard

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Impact of a selected remedial mathematics course on Accuplacer re-test results, Denise Chalow Case

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High school media center web sites: essential elements, Debra Ann Cathcart

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Guided reading instruction and making words, Amanda Cavaliere

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How can morning meeting and character education foster a community of respect in a second grade classroom?, Alyssa Conlon

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What's in a choice? a study in how choice in assignment affects student completion of assignments, Christopher J. Croge

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Will using the self-regulated development model improve math word problem solving skills for seventh grade students with learning disabilities?, Heather D'Antonio

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Using art to teach problem-solving and other social skills: the effectiveness of the RATE Program, Jessica Anne Masino Drass

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Social stories: do they improve the social pragmatic skills of second through fourth grade students with learning disabilities?, Kristine A. Egrie

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Motivations for participation in adult education of predominately African Americans in a religious organization, Shirley S. Farrar

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Correlations of preschool attendance and child study team classifications, Joanellen P. Fenimore

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Facilitating communication in a developmentally delayed child, Ryan Finlay

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Infusing music in an academic curriculum, Katelyn E. Frevert

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Using movement and kinesthetic learning to teach academics in a fourth grade classroom, Elise Fulginiti

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Student-athletes at Rowan University: assessing involvement factors and opportunities provided through athletic participation, Mark Fusiak

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Self-censorship in middle school libraries, Jennifer M. Gallagher

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Teacher personality: does it influence effectiveness and student achievement in the classroom?, Meghan A. Garrett

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Building school connections through integrating extracurricular programs, Grete E. Gerber

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Medication's effect on classified students' self-esteem and academic performance, Rachel S. Grizer

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Inclusion: influencing attitudes through training, collaboration, and support, Donna L. Groon

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An exploration of obesity: childhood onset obesity and adult onset obesity, S. Shahed Hasheminejad

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A study of the impact Rowan University's alcohol & other drug program has on behaviors, dispositions & attitudes among students, Jessica P. Havery

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The implementation of the exit slip strategy to examine the advancement of paraphrasing and summarizing Shakespearean text, Andrea M. Hawn

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Exploring Play Attention, Brett Hoyt

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Are public libraries in New Jersey providing early literacy programs for children age birth to 23 months based on the PLA "Every Child Ready to Read @ your library" program?, Beverly C. Jacob

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Assessing undergraduate student involvement: a closer look at the African American pattern, Adam M. Jordan

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The impact of literature circles on reading comprehenson in a fourth grade class, Richard L. Kaufmann

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What happens to student engagement and understanding of chemistry when cross-curricular activities and assignments are used in an honors chemistry class?, Heather L. Keller