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 2020

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Qualitative study investigating Western student affairs practices in Qatar, Amjad Omar Abdo

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The lived experiences of first-generation Black men at a predominantly White institution and the impact of sense of belonging on their social and academic integration, Mir Hatef Alavi Tabrizi

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Student involvement as a predictor of alumni engagement, Ryan J. Aloi

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Understanding the motivations of nonmonetary young alumni engagement, Olivia Rose Bowman

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Sport clubs and wellness: Analyzing the impact being a sports clubs member has on the dimensions of wellness, Michael Anthony Brito

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From chalkboards to virtual reality: Exploring the development and implementation of virtual reality in United States History classrooms, Philip Brownridge

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Reading conferences to support 5th Grade independent reading, Kaitlyn Carter

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The impact of learning communities on first-generation minority student persistence at Rowan University, Briana Vogel Collins

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Teachers' sensemaking: Middle school and high school language arts grading and assessing practices for writing, Lana Michele Cook

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Reading conferences and impact on literacy learning, Ashley Butenewicz Danter

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Small places, big outcomes: An ethnographic case study on social emotional learning skills and development, organizational culture, and place-making in small, rural schools in southern New Jersey, Christina Marie DiDonato Dillon

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Understanding attraction, behavior, and identity in the asexual community, Corey Doremus

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A grounded theory of professional development preferences of millennial educational professionals, Bobbie M. Downs

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Transcultural and translinguistic Latinx discourses: Challenging raciolinguistic discourses in a school community - towards a frame of resistance, Madjiguene Salma Bah Fall

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The impact of multicultural books in a first grade classroom, Lindsay Fox

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Successful community college students: A case study of the path to transfer, Nancy Gartland

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Black male college students' perspectives on the contribution of black student organizations to their development of soft skills, Shanice Angela Glover

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Using families' Funds of Knowledge literacy to enhance family-school relationships, Kaitlyn Greenwood

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The impact of high-intensity work on student employees from disadvantaged social backgrounds, Jessica Della Hassell

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Exploration of first-generation student-athlete experiences at a suburban Division III institution, Mandy Jiang

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Emotional support animals on campus: An analysis of student experience, Timothy Alexander Lauth

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On the field of school choice: Conversations capturing white middle class maternal privilege: A case study, Jill Tabachnick Levi

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You say you want a revolution: A multiple case study of diversity and inclusion messages to transform engineering culture, Stephanie Lezotte

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The use of culturally relevant picture books to enhance social and emotional learning in a fourth grade classroom, Kelly Livingston

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University hookup culture: Convenient or a path to sexual assault?, Gabriella Longenbach

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Black students at a predominantly White institution: Alcohol, drugs, and mental health, Calvin Mahony

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"It Goes Both Ways" : How white teachers view and respond to culture in the diverse classroom, Danielle Martin

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Third grade students collaborate and construct meaning using new literacies, Amanda Marie Mazzella

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Effects of a well-being retreat on college students, William Wikoff McMillan

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Utilizing multicultural literature to foster critical literacy in a secondary English classroom, Denise Giaimo McNaughton

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Women of color in higher education, Melissa Minaya

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Direct instruction in blending and segmenting phonemes, Stephanie D. Minosse

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Creating inclusive classrooms through culturally responsive pedagogy, Tracy R. Norman

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The forgotten voices: African American male adult learners and their experiences in higher education, Ajeenah H. Nuriddin-Little

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Organizational factors that contribute to the persistence of two-year transfer athletes at Division I four-year institutions: A multiple case study, Mensah Peterson

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Bridge or barrier?, Andrea Denise Piercy

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Using distributed leadership to impact student achievement, Jeffrey Pierro

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The experiences of first-generation master's students, Dominique A. Pierson

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A program evaluation of the Academic Reboot Program at Rowan University, Kayla Raparelli

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The impact of academic advising on graduate students' perceptions of their academic success, Jason Salvatore

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New Jersey community college and high school Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) partnerships case study, Darlene Mary Schapley

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Until superheroes learn how to use their power: Exploring the triple consciousness of African American male students identified as dis/abled, Janelle N. Smith-Alexander

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Using multicultural read aloud books to support student understanding of character education themes, Elizabeth A. Somers

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The benefits of examining multicultural literature with a critical lens in elementary school, Nicole Stamato-Pasaniello

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College choice, consumer behavior, and gender enrollment patterns: A mixed methods case study of Marathon University, Jessica I. Syed

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Engaging students in culturally relevant morning meetings, Melissa A. Vandine

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The impact of residence hall construction type on student engagement, Gene Jabar Washington

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College students with disabilities' perceptions of an academic coaching program provided by Disability Resources, Benjamin Zachariah Wilner

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What happens when emergent readers use talk and reader response journals to comprehend text?, Sarah E. Wint

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An awakening awareness: Exploring teachers understandings of culturally sustaining pedagogy in the diverse classroom, Lauren Zorzi

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Superintendent and public Board of Education members overcoming controversial policy, Donna Ambrosius

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Using critical literacy with 4th and 5th graders in a book club format, Danielle N. Barbato

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Reading Recovery with guided reading supplementation, Katelyn Barok

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Investigating the use of technology in communication exchanges and visual support for students with autism, Angela Barone

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Decreasing chronic absenteeism rate for students with disabilities: One call or text at a time, Richard Dean Branco

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How does performance funding impact the open access mission of community colleges in Massachusetts?, Walter T. Brooks

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Understanding alternative education student self-efficacy related to experiential and organizational factors, Megan Maczonis Brown

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How do teachers, counselors, and administrators describe their roles in working with English language learners?, Myrtelina Martinez Cabrera

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Effects of using Google Classroom on teaching math students with learning disabilities, Margaret Cacace

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The benefit of using peer buddies in adaptive physical education, Julie Anne Cairone

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Using multisensory instruction to support reading growth in a fifth grade general education classroom, Alexis C. Cassese-Pawlowski

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Perceptions of teachers regarding the efficacy of inclusion in primary classroom settings, Tara Catherine Chapman

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Student distractibility with school-issued computers, Emily Mae Conaway

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Understanding annual giving & what motivates young alumni to give to their alma mater: A mixed methods study, Danielle Davis

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A replication study on the impact of Rowan After Hours student employment on student engagement, Eleni Dendrinos

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Do LGBTQIA Rowan students matter? Marginality and mattering in Rowan University's LGBTQIA undergraduate population, Liz Ditzel

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Self-reflection among teachers of culturally diverse learners: An intervention study exploring the influence of cultural identity, Susan A. Dube

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Cooperative grouping in the inclusive STEM classroom, Catherine M. Elsey

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An analysis of high school students' self-efficacy in second language acquisition through digital language lab learning: Exploring new pathways to proficiency, Lorna A. Fairess

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The effect of classwide peer tutoring on the skill performance and fitness levels of students with disabilities in an elementary physical education inclusion class, Christopher Farrell

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The influence of Pentecostal social networks on Latino student college choice, Michael J. Farrow

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Effects of cooperative learning strategies on the academic self-concept of special education students, Leah Flora Feldman

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The effectiveness of character education on student behavior, Katie M. Ferrara

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The effects of peer mediated instruction on students' knowledge of basic math facts, Jazmine Fields

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Reducing suspension rates in Camden, New Jersey, Christina Fleming

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The influence of fraternity and sorority membership on retention and GPA at Rowan University, Arthur Gathercole Jr.

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An assessment of IRB member values using the IRB Researcher Assessment Tool, Andrew Gerber

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College readiness: The disconnect between high school and community college, Elizabeth C. Giacobbe

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Persistence of veteran students at Cumberland County College, LaToya Latisha Gibbons

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The effects of using mini whiteboards on the academic performance and engagement of students in a tenth grade resource English/Language Arts classroom, Elizabeth Catherine Gimbutas

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Implementation of literacy strategies and the impact on word problems, Lindsey R. Glick

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The effectiveness of Google Classroom in the self-contained chemistry classroom, Steven J. Gross

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Integrating technology into the literacy curriculum within a first grade classroom, Christina M. Hargrove

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The effect of leadership programs on engagement, Megan Ann Henry

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White faculty perceptions of diversity and diversity work, Ariane Hutchins-Newman

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The effectiveness of growth mindset strategies on off-task time in a special education mathematics classroom, Alisa Marie Ialacci

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Will teaching PECS to vocal and non-vocal students increase social interactions?, Patricia Kathleen Infantino

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An exploratory case study on the perceived effectiveness of co-teaching and a need for professional development, Jaquelyn M. Joas-Foy

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The impact of physical space in the College Union and students' sense of community on campus, Erik A. Johnson

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The effects of mindfulness on the engagement and social interactions of high school students with learning disabilities, Naveen Khan

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The effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy on the anxiety and school attendance of students with disabilities, Lisa M. Klink

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Does participation in special education services in pre-kindergarten mitigate the need for services beyond third grade?, Cynthia Ann LaMonaca

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The influence of career motivation on college major choice, Candace R. Lehmann

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Effects of differentiating instruction through tiered lessons in special education secondary mathematics, Katlyn Lewis

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An exploratory investigation of the effect of reading strategies on science assessment scores, Suzanne K. Lynch

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Examining teacher perceptions of the Stronge Teacher Effectiveness Performance Evaluation System, Tiffany A. Lynch

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First graders identify sight words in self-selected texts during independent reading, Michelle L. Mangaro

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The effectiveness of the question formulation technique on open-ended, written response questions in mathematics, Jessica M. Mannion

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A study of the collaborative strategies of general education and special education teachers in the inclusion classroom in an urban high school, Angela McDougall

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Impact of a leadership development intervention on career decision-making self-efficacy of community college students: A quasi-experimental research design, Sarah Jane McElroy