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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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Faculty attitudes of diversity and cultural awareness in higher education, Daniel G. Banks

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Effects of Quizlet on vocabulary mastery, Suzanne C. Baptist

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The persistence of the associate degree nursing student: The lost nurse, Stella A. Barber

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

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Mental illness, recovery, and employment: A grounded theory, Francine M. Bates

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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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Effects of using Fundations to teach phonics skills with fourth grade students with exceptional learning needs, Jennifer Bishop

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

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Students and sexual orientation: A study of students and their development at higher educational institutions, Diamond Bolden

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

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The effect of Imagine Math on high school students with learning disabilities, Danielle Cabassa

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

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The effect of a multisensory approach to Spanish instruction on the foreign language proficiency of students with learning disabilities, Linda Chui

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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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The effectiveness of the keyword method on foreign language vocabulary for students with learning disabilities, Jessica Anna Consiglio

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Veteran students transitions into higher education using Chickering's seven vector development theory, Taryn Marie Cooper

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A study of National Pan-Hellenic Council members and inclusivity of Greek life of Rowan University, Alesha L. DeBose

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The impact of social and academic integration in developmental education, L. Marie Dionisi

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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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The effectiveness of student choice of self-monitoring, Victoria Dougherty

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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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Using graphic organizers to improve science outcomes, Deana Lynn Elwood

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Rowan Unified Sports: Impact on student volunteers through the lens of transformative learning, Mariah Francisco

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The effectiveness of close reading strategies on the expository text comprehension of students with learning disabilities, Michelle Giambrone

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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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A study of cultural awareness and transformative learning through participation in study abroad, Desirae Gould

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Student satisfaction related to the campus residential experience, Renee Raisa Grant

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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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High school age students with disabilities and social interaction in a general education physical education setting, Kelsey B. Hannan

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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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Latino immigrant family involvement: Feelings of belongingness and attachment in an urban elementary school, Christel Marie Hibbard Pond

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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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Transition Experiences: Feelings of Mattering Among Military Students at Rowan University, Marisa Israel

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

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Race to the top: An investigation of the challenges African American males face in higher education, Samuel W. Jay

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Peer tutoring for vocabulary for students with disabilities, Martin P. Kavanagh

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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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The effects of self-monitoring of behavior on academic achievement, Meredith Keller

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

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The effect of cross age tutoring on math fact automaticity using students with disabilities as tutors, Wendy L. Krayer

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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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The effects of a leveled literacy intervention (LLI) on elementary-age students reading below grade level, Jennifer Majewski

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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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Effects of Universal Design for Learning math menus on seventh grade students, Mona L. Mauro

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

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The implementation of positive behavior supports to reduce student elopement, Melanie McGlone

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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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Effects of reciprocal teaching in guided reading with third grade students with specific poor comprehension, Sharon R. McLaren

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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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Black male teachers: retention and importance in New Jersey, Charles Anthony Ozuna

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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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Transfer student involvement: Patterns of involvement at Rowan University, Marissa Porter

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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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Writing fiction during writing workshop in first grade, Maureen Kelly Rowan

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Student leaders' involvement and the impact on their eating habits, Carly Jill Samuels

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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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Effects of a scripted and intense reading intervention program on the reading comprehension of fifth grade students with learning disabilities, Tracy Slater

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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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Making college admission count: the importance of admission criteria in the current undergraduate admission process, Amanda Rachel Tessler

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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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The relationship between behavior-based goal groups and point-based school wide behavior systems, Ashley R. Walgren

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

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Effect of mnemonics on the vocabulary acquisition and retention of high school students with learning disabilities, Erin L. Whitescarver

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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