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.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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

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

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

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An exploratory investigation of the effect of reading strategies on science assessment scores, Suzanne K. 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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Impact of a leadership development intervention on career decision-making self-efficacy of community college students: A quasi-experimental research design, Sarah Jane McElroy

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Kindergarteners' use of oral language when interacting with texts, Carrie Lee Owens

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Intramural sports leadership: Exploring the impact of being an intramural sports official on leadership skills, Shan Yu Paracka

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The lived experiences of Black men creating a third space at a predominantly White institution, Steven E. Radwanski

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Gateway to student satisfaction: A mixed methods study for redesigning student services from a legacy model to a 21st century one-stop model, Debora Rivera

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Disciplinary Literacy Pedagogical Content Knowledge (DLPCK) Today: An Exploration of Disciplinary Literacy Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Middle and High School Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts, Linda M. Saraceno

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A needs assessment for programming for adult undergraduate students at Rowan University, Jennifer V. Savage

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Kindergarten students' interactions with texts during independent reading, Tracy L. Schaper

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Culture matters: professional development and the implementation of culturally responsive pedagogy, Leslie M. Septor

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Measuring undergraduate student satisfaction as an indicator of customer service in higher education, Sanaz Shahi

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Effects of online program vs. handheld flashcards on multiplication and division fact knowledge of 4th grade learners with exceptional needs, Lindsay M. Siegman

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Perceptions of mattering and marginality: A study of international students at Rowan University, Katelyn Sullivan

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Yoga and mindfulness in the self-contained classroom, Deborahlee M. Wehner

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Gender and organizational citizenship behavior in library technology: Mixed methods study, Sharon Whitfield

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How third grade students respond to the multiple perspectives in read alouds of critical texts, Kathryn Elizabeth Zeck

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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Teaching the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) using interdisciplinary units: A qualitative case study of how secondary core curriculum teachers implement the CCSS using interdisciplinary units (IUS), Ella Jones Burch

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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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Mattering versus marginality: African American student perspective at Rowan University, Dante Dandridge

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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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The effect of social stories on the positive play behaviors and social interactions of preschool students with developmental disabilities, Lauren Lee DiVittorio

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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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Autism's affect on the family, Jason L. Hicks

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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