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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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THE COLLEGE COMPLETION AGENDA, GUIDED PATHWAYS, AND THE ROLE OF DATA IN INFORMING CHANGE: A CASE STUDY EXAMINING THE USE OF EARLY MOMENTUM METRICS TO ADVANCE STUDENT SUCCESS, Meghan Gara Alai

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EXPLORING SUCCESS AND CHALLENGES OF BLACK STUDENTS TAKING AN ENGLISH COURSE ONLINE AT AN URBAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Latoya N. Bond

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CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS IN A SECOND-GRADE CLASSROOM USING DIVERSE LITERATURE, Joanne Susan Brown

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Improving Read-Aloud Instruction in an Autism Preschool Classroom, Amanda M. Bruffy

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The experiences of undergraduate Black gay men who use hookup and dating apps while attending a predominantly White institution, Tevis Denzell Bryant

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USING TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING THEORY TO EXPLORE ADJUNCT FACULTY'S EXPERIENCES WITH TEACHING INFORMATION LITERACY: A CASE STUDY OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN NEW JERSEY, Aneliia I. Chatterjee

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EXPLORING NEW JERSEY PUBLIC AND PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL NURSES' KNOWLEDGE LEVELS AND PERCEPTIONS OF FOOD ALLERGIES IN SCHOOLS: A MIXED METHODS STUDY, Lorelei Lorissa Cheli-Voorhees

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Asian American and Immigrant Asian Women in Community College Leadership: A Heuristic Study, Tinny T. Cheung

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WE'RE STILL EMERGING: A POETIC INQUIRY EXPLORING THE TENSIONS BETWEEN INCLUSIVE MINDSETS, TEACHER IDENTITY AND DISABILITY STIGMA, Kerry K. Cormier

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Diversity Accountability in Higher Education Institutions, Richeleen Ayree Dashield

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HER-STORY: A NARRATIVE STUDY ON THE LIVED EXPERIENCES OF FIRST-GENERATION AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN WHO TRANSFER TO A PREDOMINATELY WHITE INSTITUTION, DeLithea Evonn Davis

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SPECIAL EDUCATION DUE PROCESS: AN ANALYSIS OF DECISIONS IN NEW JERSEY FROM JULY 2005 - JUNE 2012, Renee A. Davis

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THE WHITENESS OF AKKKADEMIA AND THE MAKING OF A SLAVE. A NONTRADITIONAL BLACKGIRL'S AUTOETHNOGRAPHIC JOURNEY OF THE PLANTATION AS SHE SCREAMS: I WAS NEVER DOWN WITH OPP! THE OPPRESSION PLANTATION PARADIGM THAT SOUGHT TO EQUATE MY BLACK BODY TO OTHER PEOPLE'S PROPERTY, Angeline M. Dean

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS' SENSE OF BELONGING AND CARE DURING COVID-19: A GROUNDED THEORY STUDY, Lisa A. Dougherty

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THE UNSPOKEN AUDIT: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE IMPACTS OF FINANCIAL AID VERIFICATION, Heather J. Egan

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NONTRADITIONAL UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN'S PERCEPTIONS OF SYNCHRONOUS VIRTUAL ACADEMIC ADVISING, Ashley Elmes

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EXPLORING HOW DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION STUDENTS MAKE MEANING OF IDENTITY, COMPETENCE, AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING THROUGH SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION: A GROUNDED THEORY STUDY, Jennifer Gasparino

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COMBAT ON AND OFF THE BATTLEFIELD: A MIXED METHODS STUDY EXPLORING HOW NEW JERSEY AIR AND ARMY NATIONAL GUARD UNDERGRADUATES PERSIST ACADEMICALLY THROUGH CRISIS, Ariel J. Gilbert

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AFFIRMING RESPECT AND KINDNESS WITHIN A CLASSROOM COMMUNITY THROUGH DISCUSSION AND MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE, Angelica Gitter

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FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS AND THE CHALLENGES FACED TOWARDS THEIR SENSE OF COMMUNITY AT A 4-YEAR UNIVERSITY, Jorge L. Gonzalez-Palacios

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SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL BELIEFS AND COMPETENCIES OF HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS IN A HIGH NEED DISTRICT: RELATIONSHIP WITH TEACHER SELF-EFFICACY, Deborah Ann Goodman

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FIRST-GENERATION ALUMNI GIVING BEHAVIORS AND THEIR PERCEPTION TOWARD THEIR ALMA MATER, Kenold E. Gosier

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ROWAN UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESIDENTIAL STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, Alexis M. Gross

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STUDENTS' EXPERIENCES WITH ACADEMIC ADVISING AND THEIR PERCEIVED ACADEMIC SUCCESS, Antonia Marie Hannon

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THE IMPORTANCE OF ACADEMIC ADVISING DURING COVID-19, Justice J. Harris

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THE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OF FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE MEMBERS, Emmalee Holaday

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CONFLICTING CULTURES, COMPROMISING CARE: A HEURISTIC INQUIRY OF WOMEN DIRECTORS OF COLLEGE COUNSELING CENTERS, Lindsay Noele Johnson

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The Impact of Student Services on Students from Institution-Affiliated Pre-College Programs at Rowan University, Tyherrah R. Johnson

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USING MULTICULTURAL TEXTS TO HELP SHAPE STUDENT PERCEPTIONS REGARDING INDIVIDUAL BELIEFS AND VALUES WHILE DEVELOPING EMPATHY FOR DIVERSE CULTURES, Megan N. Karpinski

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MEETING THEM AT "THA" CROSSROADS: EXAMINING GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHERS' KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF REACHING AND TEACHING BLACK BOYS WITH DISABILITIES, Benita Kluttz-Drye

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AN EXAMINATION OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS' EXPERIENCES AS ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE PEER TRAINERS: A CASE STUDY, David G. Knecht

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NARROWING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE: INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES PROMOTING GROWTH MINDSET TO ADDRESS STUDENTS’ DIGITAL LITERACY NEEDS IN A SECONDARY SCHOOL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, Alyssa A. Krisanda

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Tutoring in a Liminal Space: Writing Center Tutors' Understandings and Applications of Translingual and Anti-Racist Practices, Sharada Krishnamurthy

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An Examination of Principal Leadership and School Climate, Mary C. Kwiatkowski

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UNDERSTANDING EMPLOYEES OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS AT A UNIVERSITY USING HERZBERG'S THEORY OF MOTIVATION, Nikki Xiebo LaBombard

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UNDERSTANDING HOW INSTITUTIONAL AGENTS FOSTER A CULTURALLY ENGAGING CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT TO FACILITATE LATINX COMPLETION: A MULTICASE STUDY AT HISPANIC-SERVING COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN NEW JERSEY, Jose Luis Laureano

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH FINANCIAL AID AND LOANS WITH POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS, Sheila J. Lewis

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FINDING COMMUNITY AS FIRST-GENERATION LATINA COLLEGE STUDENTS IN A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE INSTITUTION, Alondra Martinez

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LESS OF A BALANCING ACT AND MORE OF A JUGGLING ACT: HOW WOMEN WHO WORK IN STUDENT AFFAIRS AND HAVE CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES NAVIGATE THEIR DUAL ROLES, Kellie Marie McKinney

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AN ACTION RESEARCH STUDY ON LMS ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND FACULTY PRACTICE IN ENGLISH COMPOSITION COURSES OF A COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Sophia Mitra

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THE OPPRESSIVE RANKING SYSTEM: ISSUES FOR BLACK UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS & HBCUs, Lynn Oberkehr

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LGBTQIA+ UNDERGRADUATE ON-CAMPUS STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS AND SATISFACTION ON ROWAN UNIVERSITY'S CAMPUS CLIMATE, Emily C. Ohlson

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Understanding the Association Between Well-Being and College Continuation: A Mixed Methods Case Study, Ariella S. Panek

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IT'S THE FOCUS ON BLACK GIRLS FOR ME: A MIXED METHODS INQUIRY INTO PERCEPTIONS OF SCHOOL CLIMATE, Eshe Price

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A College Campus Crisis: Are Students Getting The Mental Health Support That They Need During the COVID-19 Pandemic?, Shannon Relevant

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A MIXED METHODS APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF PELL RECIPIENTS' FORMATION OF ACADEMIC CAPITAL AND THE INFLUENCE OF INSTITUTIONAL AGENTS, Rebecca S. Royal

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The Effectiveness of the Educational Opportunity Fund Program on Collegiate Success, Ka'Lynn Ruth

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USING A CULTURAL RESPONSE TO SELECT MULTICULTURAL SOCIAL STUDIES READ ALOUDS IN A KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM, Meredith Shockley

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Campus recovery resources: are we doing enough?, Marissa Simonetti

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UNDERSTANDING HOW AFRICAN AMERICAN AND LATINO MALES CHOOSE A MAJOR, AND ITS INFLUENCE ON RETENTION AND PERSISTENCE, Yosayra F. Solano

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THE BLACK COLLEGE STUDENT: HOW SUCCESS ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS IS INFLUENCED BY RACE, Jeffon F. Stubbs

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LOWER-INCOME AND WORKING-CLASS STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF ACADEMIC ADVISING AT ROWAN UNIVERSITY, April Townson

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USING TARGETED, SMALL-GROUP INSTRUCTION AND CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING TO IMPROVE READING ENGAGEMENT AND CONFIDENCE, Tina Marie Tuminaro

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THE COUNTERSTORIES OF BLACK WOMEN AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES: UNDERSTANDING HOW CO-CURRICULAR INVOLVEMENT HELPS THEM TO PERSIST, Karen A. Vaughan

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Using Cognitive Coaching to Facilitate Instructional Reflection, Brooke Walczak

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HOW MUCH IS A LITTLE GIRL WORTH? A CRITICAL QUALITATIVE INQUIRY OF THE SYSTEMIC DEHUMANIZATION OF BLACK GIRLS THROUGH DOMESTIC MINOR SEX TRAFFICKING (DMST) AND HOW SCHOOLS CAN PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN PREVENTION, Nermin Dia Walker

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COLLEGIATE RECOVERY PROGRAMS SERVING AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS, Marium Waqar

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Non-cognitive skills and student perception of importance, Laura Adriano

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Developing critical consciousness in traditionally white fraternities in higher education, Jason J. Artrip

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The value in marketing: The influence of memory on marketing campus activities, Melissa Banuelos

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Thinking for you, thinking for two: Uncovering student-parent experiences in higher education, Brandi Blanton

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Distress in disguise: Mattering and marginality among selected students at Rowan University, Charissa M. Burgos

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ON THE SOCIALIZATION OF TRANSFER PHYSICS MAJORS ENROLLED WITHIN UPPER-DIVISION PHYSICS COURSES AT TRANSFER RECEIVING INSTITUTIONS: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH, Patrick Lee Chestnut

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The work of their hands: Black women and critical visionary pragmatism, Natoya D. Coleman

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Unseen, unheard, unknown: Uncovering campus environment messaging for students with disabilities, Cassandra Maria Colfer

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Resident Assistants and Title IX: The hypocrisy of compelled disclosure, Samantha Contrini

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Using multicultural picture books to motivate students and foster critical discussions on identity and social justice, Susan Davenport

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PLACING VALUE ON ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY: A CASE STUDY OF BIOLOGY FACULTY EXPERIENCES, Ilene Sigrid Eberly

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Integrating Funds of Knowledge into reading lessons to help students who receive additional academic support create discussions, Annamarie Fielding

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Rape myth prevalence among resident assistants at Rowan University, Erin Flynn

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Cross-campus collaboration and its impact on resident students at Rowan University, Serafina R. Genise

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Adaptive learning environments and student learning outcomes, Marie-Conceptia Girault

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The relationship between high-impact practices and first-year experience in first-generation students, Alexis Graesser

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Using student talk and reader response journals with emergent readers, Samantha Gudowski

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IMPROVING OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT THROUGH SILO INTEGRATION, Jeffrey Scott Harmon

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Effects of simultaneously integrating SEL and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy on students' perceptions about themselves and their abilities, Daniele J. Jacob

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The adult student decline: A review of the long-term impact of the Rowan University Strategic Plan, Trayvonne Jones

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A case study of the perceptions of English faculty regarding interactions with students with disabilities, Ara V. Karakashian

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The meaning in the message: Impact and implications of university presidential statements regarding sexual assault, Nicole Christine Kides

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Campus Resources, Dara Law

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Integrating the Funds of Knowledge to Impact the Literacy Learning Experience for Students with Disabilities, Stephanie Lyn LoSasso

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Effective advising practices: Undergraduate students' perspective on the impact of academic advising at Rowan University in the Health and Exercise Science Department, Meghan Michele McGahey

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More than a job: An exploration of student employee and professional staff perceptions of the relationship between on-campus employment and student development, Maeve K. McKinney

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Targeted intervention for distance learning students: A critical participatory action research approach, Kathleen Mohr

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Exploring Latina students' understanding of the financial aid process: A qualitative narrative inquiry, Taina Morales

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Perceptions of nontraditional students towards extracurricular and student leadership programming, Allison V. Niemiec

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Gender involvement at the graduate level, Ann Elizabeth Nitsche

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Non-traditional undergraduate students, Anis Nooshadi

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The role and awareness of sexual violence initiatives at Rowan University through undergraduate students' perceptions, Alyssa M. Paluch

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Yo pertenezco aqui: Uncovering the experiences and sense of belonging of Latinx/a/o students at a predominantly white institution, Brittany C. Passano

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International graduate students' involvement and overall satisfaction with their college experience, Lauren Pollara

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Understanding perceptions of campus safety and community college student development: A mixed methods case study, Tiffany J. Ruocco

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Supports needed for college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jaclyn Schneider

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The effects of the Superwoman Schema on African American women receiving their graduate degree at Rowan University while also holding an assistantship, Corrine Smith

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Transracial Adoption: An Investigation of how Schools Shape Racial Identity, Lindsey Michelle Sowers-Zabelski

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Embracing the kaleidoscope: Four teachers' journeys towards sociopolitical development, Daniel Tulino

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Teaching social justice in kindergarten to reduce bias in children, Deanna Marie Villari

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Improving collegiate head coaches' awareness and knowledge for mental health to better their student-athletes, Conner McVey Walsh

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The experiences of women as Latinx osteopathic medical students, Dana L. Weiss

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Changing the narrative: The effect of culturally relevant teaching to improve reading comprehension and engagement among African American males in middle school, Portia J. Wood