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Theses/Dissertations from 2024

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A CASE STUDY OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW CLERY ACT GUIDELINES, Eunice Adigun

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AN INTERPRETIVE PHENOMENOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS IN AN ARMY ROTC PROGRAM, Joseph O. Gagnon

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MAKING SENSE OF ENGLISH PLACEMENT AND ITS EFFECT ON EMERGENT MULTILINGUAL STUDENTS AT AN EMERGING HSI: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS, Samantha Glassford

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INTEGRATED COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN, EXPERIMENTATION, AND OPTIMIZATION APPROACH FOR PEROVSKITES AND PETROLEUM PACKAGING PROCESSES, Swapana Subbarao Jerpoth

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FOREIGN-BORN BLACK MALES: AN INTERPRETATIVE PHENOMENOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THEIR PERSISTENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION, Eliezer Marcellus

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CANCER TREATMENT BY TARGETING HDAC4 TRANSLOCATION INDUCED BY MICROSECOND PULSED ELECTRIC FIELD EXPOSURE: MECHANISTIC INSIGHTS THROUGH KINASES AND PHOSPHATASES, Zahra Safaei

Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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MAPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY IN THE NURSING CLASSROOM: A SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS, Lori Beth Beard

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THE ROLE OF A PRINCIPAL IN SHAPING SCHOOL CULTURE IN A SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT, Chari Robynne Brownstein Chanley

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MULTICULTURAL MENTOR TEXTS IN 2ND GRADE WRITER’S WORKSHOP, Ellen R. Carbonaro

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MORE THAN ATHLETES: DO STUDENT ATHLETES PERFORM BETTER ACADEMICALLY IN THEIR RESPECTIVE COMPETITIVE SEASON?, Kristiina Michele Castagnola

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THE EFFECTS THAT SPACES AND PLACES OF CAMPUS HAVE ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, Ashley Davis

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EXPLORING SELF-AUTHORSHIP DEVELOPMENT AMONG FIRST-GENERATION LATINX COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATES WHO PARTICIPATE IN A SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM, Alexis Manuel Delgado

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USING MULTICULTURAL TEXTS TO MOTIVATE SPECIAL EDUCATION MIDDLE SCHOOLERS TO READ INDEPENDENTLY, Ramona Maria Di Maria

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USING DUAL-LANGUAGE TEXTS TO SUPPORT LITERACY FOR EMERGENT BILINGUAL STUDENTS, Amanda Dranchak

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PERCEPTIONS OF TATTOOS AND PIERCINGS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, Diane Elizabeth Duncan

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CAMPUS SAFETY AND THE IMPACT OF EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEMS, Madelyn Elliott

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LIBERATION EDUCATION: A STRIVE TO MAKE LITERACY INSTRUCTION MEANINGFUL FOR ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS & TEACHERS, Cassandra K. Goodwin

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STUDENT ENGAGEMENT THROUGH PROGRAMMING AT FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS, Sydney Hartman

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SUPPORT FOR ALTERNATIVE ROUTE (AR) TEACHERS IN THE NEW JERSEY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM, Ashanti N. Holley

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GRADUATE STUDENT EXPERIENCES WITH FOOD INSECURITY, Melanie Ibarra

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EVOLVING LITERACY PRACTICES IN THE VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM: HOW CRITICAL LITERACY FRAMEWORKS ENHANCE LEARNING AND INCREASE STUDENT READING SUCCESS IN CTE, Alice A. Infranco

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NEURODIVERGENT COLLEGE STUDENTS AND THERAPY DOGS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, Georgia Jean Majka

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PRINT VERSUS ELECTRONIC: A MIXED-METHOD EXPLORATION OF STUDENT PREFERENCES AT MARATHON UNIVERSITY, Jennifer King Matthews

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EXPLORING BLACK WOMEN, WHITE WOMEN, AND WHITE GENDERQUEER FACULTY EXPERIENCES OF CRITICAL INCIDENTS OF WHITENESS IN THE WORKPLACE: A CRITICAL - CONSTRUCTIVIST NARRATIVE INQUIRY, Gabrielle McAllaster

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INTEGRATING MULTILITERACIES IN A THIRD GRADE CLASSROOM TO ENHANCE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND MOTIVATION, Rebecca K. McDonough

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LEADING DEPARTMENT CAUSES OF ACCULTURATIVE STRESS AMONG INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT A SOUTH JERSEY PUBLIC INSTITUTION, Meagan Kathleen McFerren

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Teacher Perceptions of the Use and Implementation of Online Learning in Secondary Career and Technical Education Programs, Jared C. Morris

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THE INFLUENCE INCLUSIVE LITERATURE CIRCLES WITH MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE HAS ON THE SELF-EFFICACIES OF 4TH GRADE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, Brianna Norcross

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STRATIFIED BLACKNESS: EXAMINING THE INTERETHNIC DYNAMICS BETWEEN BLACK CARIBBEAN-BORN AND BLACK U.S.-BORN WOMEN FACULTY IN THE U.S. ACADEMY, Candice Peters

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ROWAN UNIVERSITY FULL-TIME INSTRUCTORS’ KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES REGARDING NEURODIVERSITY AND NEURODIVERGENT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, Serena Powell

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USING LITERATURE CIRCLES TO STRENGTHEN THE OVERALL LITERACY SKILLS AND READING PERFORMANCE OF EMERGENT BILINGUAL STUDENTS, Shannon A. Pruett

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Transition From Clinician To Academician: A Heuristic Inquiry of Role Change, Work-Role Conflict and Identity Development in Occupational Therapy, Theresa Rhett-Davis

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UNDERSTANDING STUDENT READING MOTIVATION IN RELATION TO REPRESENTATION AND READER’S WORKSHOP, Abigail Sophie Ronberg

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COACH LEADERSHIP COUNTS AND CIVIC MINDEDNESS MATTERS, Sarah L. Sharpe

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EXPLORING NEW JERSEY’S MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH EDUCATORS’ DECISION-MAKING ON STI CONTENT AND INSTRUCTION: A QUALITATIVE COLLECTIVE CASE STUDY, Brianne Siderio

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NEW JERSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGES: IS THERE A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PART TIME FACULTY AND STUDENT SUCCESS?, Gerald Maxmilian Slusher

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THE EFFECTS OF SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY ON THE SELF-EFFICACY BELIEFS OF STUDENTS REGARDING TEACHING SCIENCE AS INQUIRY, Jaclyn M. Todd

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CASE STUDY: READING MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE TO AN EMERGENT READER IN THE HOME, Kiyna Twisdale

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REPRESENTATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION: DOES REPRESENTATION MATTER TO BLACK AND HISPANIC STUDENTS, James Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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THE COLLEGE COMPLETION AGENDA, GUIDED PATHWAYS, AND THE ROLE OF DATA IN INFORMING CHANGE: A CASE STUDY EXAMINING THE USE OF EARLY MOMENTUM METRICS TO ADVANCE STUDENT SUCCESS, Meghan Gara Alai

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EXPLORING SUCCESS AND CHALLENGES OF BLACK STUDENTS TAKING AN ENGLISH COURSE ONLINE AT AN URBAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Latoya N. Bond

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CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS IN A SECOND-GRADE CLASSROOM USING DIVERSE LITERATURE, Joanne Susan Brown

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Improving Read-Aloud Instruction in an Autism Preschool Classroom, Amanda M. Bruffy

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The experiences of undergraduate Black gay men who use hookup and dating apps while attending a predominantly White institution, Tevis Denzell Bryant

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USING TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING THEORY TO EXPLORE ADJUNCT FACULTY'S EXPERIENCES WITH TEACHING INFORMATION LITERACY: A CASE STUDY OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN NEW JERSEY, Aneliia I. Chatterjee

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EXPLORING NEW JERSEY PUBLIC AND PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL NURSES' KNOWLEDGE LEVELS AND PERCEPTIONS OF FOOD ALLERGIES IN SCHOOLS: A MIXED METHODS STUDY, Lorelei Lorissa Cheli-Voorhees

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Asian American and Immigrant Asian Women in Community College Leadership: A Heuristic Study, Tinny T. Cheung

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WE'RE STILL EMERGING: A POETIC INQUIRY EXPLORING THE TENSIONS BETWEEN INCLUSIVE MINDSETS, TEACHER IDENTITY AND DISABILITY STIGMA, Kerry K. Cormier

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Diversity Accountability in Higher Education Institutions, Richeleen Ayree Dashield

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HER-STORY: A NARRATIVE STUDY ON THE LIVED EXPERIENCES OF FIRST-GENERATION AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN WHO TRANSFER TO A PREDOMINATELY WHITE INSTITUTION, DeLithea Evonn Davis

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SPECIAL EDUCATION DUE PROCESS: AN ANALYSIS OF DECISIONS IN NEW JERSEY FROM JULY 2005 - JUNE 2012, Renee A. Davis

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THE WHITENESS OF AKKKADEMIA AND THE MAKING OF A SLAVE. A NONTRADITIONAL BLACKGIRL'S AUTOETHNOGRAPHIC JOURNEY OF THE PLANTATION AS SHE SCREAMS: I WAS NEVER DOWN WITH OPP! THE OPPRESSION PLANTATION PARADIGM THAT SOUGHT TO EQUATE MY BLACK BODY TO OTHER PEOPLE'S PROPERTY, Angeline M. Dean

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS' SENSE OF BELONGING AND CARE DURING COVID-19: A GROUNDED THEORY STUDY, Lisa A. Dougherty

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THE UNSPOKEN AUDIT: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE IMPACTS OF FINANCIAL AID VERIFICATION, Heather J. Egan

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NONTRADITIONAL UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN'S PERCEPTIONS OF SYNCHRONOUS VIRTUAL ACADEMIC ADVISING, Ashley Elmes

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High School Principal's Perception and Experience with Student Voice and Youth-Adult Partnerships, James D. Flynn

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EXPLORING HOW DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION STUDENTS MAKE MEANING OF IDENTITY, COMPETENCE, AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING THROUGH SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION: A GROUNDED THEORY STUDY, Jennifer Gasparino

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COMBAT ON AND OFF THE BATTLEFIELD: A MIXED METHODS STUDY EXPLORING HOW NEW JERSEY AIR AND ARMY NATIONAL GUARD UNDERGRADUATES PERSIST ACADEMICALLY THROUGH CRISIS, Ariel J. Gilbert

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AFFIRMING RESPECT AND KINDNESS WITHIN A CLASSROOM COMMUNITY THROUGH DISCUSSION AND MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE, Angelica Gitter

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FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS AND THE CHALLENGES FACED TOWARDS THEIR SENSE OF COMMUNITY AT A 4-YEAR UNIVERSITY, Jorge L. Gonzalez-Palacios

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SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL BELIEFS AND COMPETENCIES OF HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS IN A HIGH NEED DISTRICT: RELATIONSHIP WITH TEACHER SELF-EFFICACY, Deborah Ann Goodman

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FIRST-GENERATION ALUMNI GIVING BEHAVIORS AND THEIR PERCEPTION TOWARD THEIR ALMA MATER, Kenold E. Gosier

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ROWAN UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESIDENTIAL STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, Alexis M. Gross

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STUDENTS' EXPERIENCES WITH ACADEMIC ADVISING AND THEIR PERCEIVED ACADEMIC SUCCESS, Antonia Marie Hannon

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THE IMPORTANCE OF ACADEMIC ADVISING DURING COVID-19, Justice J. Harris

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THE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OF FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE MEMBERS, Emmalee Holaday

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CONFLICTING CULTURES, COMPROMISING CARE: A HEURISTIC INQUIRY OF WOMEN DIRECTORS OF COLLEGE COUNSELING CENTERS, Lindsay Noele Johnson

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The Impact of Student Services on Students from Institution-Affiliated Pre-College Programs at Rowan University, Tyherrah R. Johnson

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USING MULTICULTURAL TEXTS TO HELP SHAPE STUDENT PERCEPTIONS REGARDING INDIVIDUAL BELIEFS AND VALUES WHILE DEVELOPING EMPATHY FOR DIVERSE CULTURES, Megan N. Karpinski

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TRANSITIONING TO A ONE STOP STUDENT SERVICES CENTER AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE: A MIXED METHODS APPROACH TO ANALYZING STUDENT SATISFACTION WITH ADVISING SERVICES, Heather M. Keith

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MEETING THEM AT "THA" CROSSROADS: EXAMINING GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHERS' KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF REACHING AND TEACHING BLACK BOYS WITH DISABILITIES, Benita Kluttz-Drye

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AN EXAMINATION OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS' EXPERIENCES AS ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE PEER TRAINERS: A CASE STUDY, David G. Knecht

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NARROWING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE: INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES PROMOTING GROWTH MINDSET TO ADDRESS STUDENTS’ DIGITAL LITERACY NEEDS IN A SECONDARY SCHOOL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, Alyssa A. Krisanda

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Tutoring in a Liminal Space: Writing Center Tutors' Understandings and Applications of Translingual and Anti-Racist Practices, Sharada Krishnamurthy

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An Examination of Principal Leadership and School Climate, Mary C. Kwiatkowski

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UNDERSTANDING EMPLOYEES OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS AT A UNIVERSITY USING HERZBERG'S THEORY OF MOTIVATION, Nikki Xiebo LaBombard

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Middle School Teacher Methods for Cultivating Student Autonomy: A PLC Case Study During COVID-19, Denis Ryan Lafferty

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UNDERSTANDING HOW INSTITUTIONAL AGENTS FOSTER A CULTURALLY ENGAGING CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT TO FACILITATE LATINX COMPLETION: A MULTICASE STUDY AT HISPANIC-SERVING COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN NEW JERSEY, Jose Luis Laureano

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH FINANCIAL AID AND LOANS WITH POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS, Sheila J. Lewis

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FINDING COMMUNITY AS FIRST-GENERATION LATINA COLLEGE STUDENTS IN A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE INSTITUTION, Alondra Martinez

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LESS OF A BALANCING ACT AND MORE OF A JUGGLING ACT: HOW WOMEN WHO WORK IN STUDENT AFFAIRS AND HAVE CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES NAVIGATE THEIR DUAL ROLES, Kellie Marie McKinney

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AN ACTION RESEARCH STUDY ON LMS ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND FACULTY PRACTICE IN ENGLISH COMPOSITION COURSES OF A COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Sophia Mitra

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THE OPPRESSIVE RANKING SYSTEM: ISSUES FOR BLACK UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS & HBCUs, Lynn Oberkehr

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LGBTQIA+ UNDERGRADUATE ON-CAMPUS STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS AND SATISFACTION ON ROWAN UNIVERSITY'S CAMPUS CLIMATE, Emily C. Ohlson

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Understanding the Association Between Well-Being and College Continuation: A Mixed Methods Case Study, Ariella S. Panek

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IT'S THE FOCUS ON BLACK GIRLS FOR ME: A MIXED METHODS INQUIRY INTO PERCEPTIONS OF SCHOOL CLIMATE, Eshe Price

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A College Campus Crisis: Are Students Getting The Mental Health Support That They Need During the COVID-19 Pandemic?, Shannon Relevant

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A MIXED METHODS APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF PELL RECIPIENTS' FORMATION OF ACADEMIC CAPITAL AND THE INFLUENCE OF INSTITUTIONAL AGENTS, Rebecca S. Royal

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The Effectiveness of the Educational Opportunity Fund Program on Collegiate Success, Ka'Lynn Ruth

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USING A CULTURAL RESPONSE TO SELECT MULTICULTURAL SOCIAL STUDIES READ ALOUDS IN A KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM, Meredith Shockley

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Campus recovery resources: are we doing enough?, Marissa Simonetti

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UNDERSTANDING HOW AFRICAN AMERICAN AND LATINO MALES CHOOSE A MAJOR, AND ITS INFLUENCE ON RETENTION AND PERSISTENCE, Yosayra F. Solano

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THE BLACK COLLEGE STUDENT: HOW SUCCESS ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS IS INFLUENCED BY RACE, Jeffon F. Stubbs

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LOWER-INCOME AND WORKING-CLASS STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF ACADEMIC ADVISING AT ROWAN UNIVERSITY, April Townson

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USING TARGETED, SMALL-GROUP INSTRUCTION AND CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING TO IMPROVE READING ENGAGEMENT AND CONFIDENCE, Tina Marie Tuminaro

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THE COUNTERSTORIES OF BLACK WOMEN AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES: UNDERSTANDING HOW CO-CURRICULAR INVOLVEMENT HELPS THEM TO PERSIST, Karen A. Vaughan

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Using Cognitive Coaching to Facilitate Instructional Reflection, Brooke Walczak

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HOW MUCH IS A LITTLE GIRL WORTH? A CRITICAL QUALITATIVE INQUIRY OF THE SYSTEMIC DEHUMANIZATION OF BLACK GIRLS THROUGH DOMESTIC MINOR SEX TRAFFICKING (DMST) AND HOW SCHOOLS CAN PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN PREVENTION, Nermin Dia Walker

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COLLEGIATE RECOVERY PROGRAMS SERVING AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS, Marium Waqar

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Non-cognitive skills and student perception of importance, Laura Adriano