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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Strangers in a strange land: A phenomenological study of ELL students' experiences with anxiety, Gary Steven Abbott

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Exploring educational leadership in New Jersey: A case study of AchieveNJ and principal practice in a public school setting, James Altobello

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The impact of a values clarification process on the factors associated with retention of historically underrepresented students at a public university, Jose Antonio Aviles

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Religious identity and sense of belonging among Rowan University Muslim students, Omar Aziz

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Effects of Quizlet on vocabulary mastery, Suzanne C. Baptist

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Close reading strategies applied by English Language Learners when reading challenging content area texts, Laura Barry

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Educating invisibly: Immigrant teachers of color and their sense of belonging in New Jersey public schools, Mirjam L. Biegen

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Students with disabilities attitudes regarding accommodations and services provided by Disability Services, Yvonne Blackwell

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Fourth grade students' use of active reading strategies during Independent Daily Reading Time, Stephanie Bradfield

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Institutional advancement at Historically Black Community Colleges: A multi-case study, Lakeisha S. Carter

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How do students structure their silent reading when situated in inquiry based pedagogy?, Michelle Cohen

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What career development practitioners share with first-generation college students: a grounded theory study of self-disclosure in career counseling, Pamela Eve Cohen

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Understanding the experiences of adjunct nursing faculty in the curriculum development process: a qualitative case study, Laurie Ann Colborn

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Research based co-teaching practices and their realization in the New Jersey high school classroom, Thomas K. Donovan

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Picture books in high school: how picture books impact student understanding of revolutionary literature curriculum, Larae Drinkhouse

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Out and queer: independent school teachers navigating the personal and professional, Caroline C. Dunnell

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How choice in daily independent reading affects book talks with peers, Deirdre Rae Glynn

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Examining the relationship between teacher leadership perception and professional learning community engagement, Laura Elizabeth Godlesky

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Background knowledge conversations about informational text, Vanessa Gottesfeld

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Examining STEAM implementation through the lens of organizational learning, William Louis Grillo

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Utilizing series books as a vehicle to cultivate motivation and reading development in literature circles, Heather E. Guerci

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Determining job satisfaction and motivation of student affairs professionals who transition into academic affairs, Angel Jesus Hernandez

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Exploring the impact of the associate degree on bachelor's degree completion for reverse transfer eligible students using propensity score matching, Justin Aaron Hull

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Superintendents reclaiming instructional leadership: Shared patterns and practices, Valerie James-Kemp

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The effects of computer assisted instruction for students with learning disabilities in a self-contained social studies setting, Ryan V. Keane

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Use of peer buddies in adaptive physical education, Jessica Lynn Kotelnicki

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Development of graduate health science students' clinical reasoning: A qualitative study, Diane Laverty

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The development and training of resident assistants at Rowan University, Anthony Furey Leva

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Academic and social adaptation through a college success course: A case study of second semester students at a suburban community college in northern New Jersey, Jenny Pamela Marcenaro

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Increasing writing skills for students with significant multiple disabilities, Heather Lyne McDermott

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The most efficient and effective ways to address new literacies for the 21st century classroom, Catherine Elizabeth McGowan

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The impact of race, gender, and class on career development: perceptions of African American women, Nicole Milan-Tyner

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A conceptual study on effective independent reading practices to foster an enjoyment of reading, Diana Mitchell

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Cultural humility: A qualitative study on the development of self-awareness in social work educators, Nicole Moore-Bembry

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The effectiveness of using online discussion boards for students with learning disabilities in an American Literature II resource classroom, Eric S. Morley

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Using wordless picture books to develop oral language skills with kindergarten students, Jennifer M. Natale

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Perceptions of teachers who engage in social media networking: a multiple case study, Celese Nolan

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Reading, thinking, developing responses: an investigation of independent reading in a first grade classroom, Heather Pence

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Educators' perspectives on school family involvement within the context of a PAT structure: A qualitative case study, Marisol Perez

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Catholic school teachers' perceptions of factors related to low mathematics achievement: a qualitative case study, Andrzej Robert Piotrowski

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Using a culturally responsive approach to shared reading, Elizabeth A. Procida

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The effectiveness of rotated centers during a reading block for students with learning disabilities, Stacey B. Robinson

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What happens when multi-disabled students are presented with functional sight words in the real world opposed to the classroom?, Jennifer Nicole Roselli

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Improving student engagement and acceptance using multicultural texts, Bianca Rouse

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Active parental involvement and college and career readiness: A qualitative study, Tarah Pearson Santaniello

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Teacher perspectives on social thinking, Kelley Yankowski Sarnelle

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The effects of using a whiteboard interactively in a middle school mathematics classroom, Joshua H. Schneider

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A qualitative case study on delegation of school nursing practice: school nurses, teachers, and paraprofessionals perspectives, Sharon L. Schofield

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Using a shared vocabulary to teach key qualities of good writing in a fourth grade classroom, Kristi Schoppe

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Fiscal inequity: A case study of superintendents and business managers in Pennsylvania high poverty school districts, Vanessa Renee Scott

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A qualitative study on the effects of second grade students forming partnerships with their teacher and peers to set reading goals, Sandra L. Shevlin

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An exploratory research on aesthetic reading of a multicultural novel in a book club setting amongst fifth grade students, Kasey Leigh Stevens

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Utilizing the marriage of image and text to improve narrative writing in urban elementary students, Sharon Sullivan-Rubin

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The awareness of Rowan University undergraduate students regarding dating violence, Sarah Tam

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The value of non-scholarship community college athletics in New Jersey: a student-athlete and administrator perspective, Anthony Joseph Trump

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An examination of the obstacles that impact adult students' performance in workforce development medical assistant training programs: A case study, Marianne Van Deursen

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Exploring teachers' self-efficacy about technology use in learning design and student performance in mathematics: A qualitative study about math anxiety, Sandra B. Vorensky

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How cultural responsiveness informs the development of and decision-making about K-12 ELA curricula: A mixed methods approach, Christa Tamanas Wade

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Satisfaction and importance levels of undergraduate women at Rowan University, Kristin Marie Weinstein

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Office of Career Advancement Services: A quantitative study on career confidence as it relates to career readiness, Tara Lynn Wiese

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Taking the initiative: Exploring the usefulness of faculty-student interaction based on validation theory, Fidel Wilson

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Investigation of preschool teachers perceptions, understandings, and practices related to resilience pedagogy: A qualitative single case study, Nancy Fern Ziobro

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The effectiveness of using speech-to-text technology to support writing of students with learning disabilities, Jennifer Adams

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

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The impact of mindfulness exercises on the verbal reactive behaviors of students identified with significant behavioral and emotional difficulties, Nicole Anderson

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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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Exploring student use of social networking services (SNS) surrounding moral development, gender, campus crime, safety, & the Clery Act: a mixed methods study, Haley Baum

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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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Aggression and self injurious behaviors: the effects of behavior interventions in young adults with autism spectrum disorder, Tara Buck

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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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Commuter student and residential student mattering in an honors concentration, Jamie Marie Cattell

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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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A case study of community college faculty attitudes toward students with disabilities, Mary C. Clark

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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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The effects of graphic organizers to identify main idea and supporting details in informational text on students with learning disabilities, Heather Coombs

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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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Yo Importo: The Latina/o students' experience at Rowan University, Alma Diaz

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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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Using discrete trial to teach functional play skills, Courtney Marie Furtaw

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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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Spelling instruction for students with learning disabilities, Rebecca Grochowicz

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Parental involvement in college student transition: student achievement and student autonomy, Chelsea Katelyn Haines

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