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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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

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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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How do students structure their silent reading when situated in inquiry based pedagogy?, Michelle 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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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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Background knowledge conversations about informational text, Vanessa Gottesfeld

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

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

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

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

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

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Learning Connections Inventory: making major decisions among undeclared students, Raven Alexis Holloway

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An exploration of close reading strategies and 3rd grade comprehension, Loretta Cecilia Houck

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A social norms study at Rowan University: alcohol and higher education, Kristen Nicole Jassin

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Learning behaviors and academic readiness among preschool children in a private school, Chelsea L. Johnson

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A mixed methods study of collaborating teacher leadership in Professional Development Schools (PDSs), Nedd James Johnson

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Exploring the potential to motivate high school environmental science students with environmental justice: a mixed methods approach, Elliott Karetny

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Examining the involvement patterns of international graduate students at Rowan University, Amanjot Kaur

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Utilization of a school specific intervention manual to increase teacher perceptions of the I&RS process and reduce special education referrals, Jacqueline Jade Kelly

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The effects of using Padlet on the academic performance and engagement of students in a fifth grade basic skills mathematics classroom, Cynthia Lynn Kleinsmith

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Impact of sexual violence prevention programming at Rowan University, Emily Kofman

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A qualitative case study of the congruence between fraternal organizations' and members' values, principles, and standards, Joseph P. Lizza

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Reading with choice of texts in the first grade classroom, Erine Lloyd

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Self-regulated learning and self-efficacy in prekindergarten students, Leonard Wayne Long

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How Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders experience transformative learning and the nature of civic engagement as a result of serving in a peer leadership role in higher education, Neva Lozada

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Dietetic students' lived experience working with preceptors: a phenomenology, Mary-Pat Maciolek

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Shaping of maternal identity through parenting experiences of a child with a disability, Katlyn Lauren Martinez

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The impact of song and movement on kindergarten sight word acquisition, Katy Martin

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Involvement theory: an examination of community college student-athletes, Kaitlyn Marie Matthews

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Can sensory strategies reduce tantruming to increase positive familial interactions?, Deborah Stacy Maule

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A principal striving for effective instructional leadership in an era of accountability, Matthew J. Mazzoni

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Overcoming isolation as a woman in the male-dominated superintendency, Melissa Ann McCooley

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Academics and the student athlete: a mixed methods study on the role of athletics in the high school educational setting, Meredith McGee

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The effects of classical music on children with learning disabilities in a sixth grade mathematics classroom, Amy C. McKeever

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Independent reading: the power of self-selection and cafe discussions in a seventh grade classroom, Ashley Lauren Merkler

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The effects of using digital texts on Chromebooks on the reading comprehension and academic engagement of elementary school students with learning disabilities in the inclusive classroom, Kimberly Michelle Milchanoski-Bach

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Psychological distress and adjustment in college students, Donovan A. Miles

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Fire safety training using video modeling in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Amy Morgan

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Background knowledge: a study of the effects background knowledge has on comprehension, Jacqueline Murtha

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Vocabulary gamification vs traditional learning instruction in an inclusive high school classroom, Diana Nahmod

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English Language Learners transitioning from high school to college: A case study on the Upward Bound program for ELLs at Rowan University, Margarita Olivencia

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Exploring the policymaking process of school-based physical education: a Congressional perspective, Edward B. Olsen

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"Reading is boring": a qualitative study on motivating first grade students through reading workshop, Lisa Marie Papandrea

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The challenges of living with a roommate: the impact on students with disabilities' residential experience, Ashley Marie Payne

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The effects of the online game Kahoot on science vocabulary acquisition, Joseph Pede

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Examining the career transitions and transformations of an urban educator, Frank E. Penick Jr.

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The effects of computer games on the mastery of multiplication facts for students with exceptional learning needs, Kristy Peters