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

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

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

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

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

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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

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Are technology coordinators teaching teachers to teach with tech? A sequential explanatory mixed-methods study, Paula McGraw

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An evaluation of the efficacy of implementing citizenship-readiness standards in the elementary social studies curriculum: A case study of a school district in New Jersey, Dezoray Moore

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Common factors that benefit and hinder the co-teaching partnership in the high school setting, Kaitlyn Nicole Muller

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Is the competent learner model effective for students with autism?, Christopher Robert O'Brien

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Successful transition planning for individuals diagnosed with ASD: A comparison of sending and receiving school districts, Carly J. Olcese

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The effects of technology use in a third grade inclusion classroom, Jamie C. Ott

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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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Town-gown sense of community in campus-adjacent neighborhoods: A mixed methods study, Andrew Perrone

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Enhancing generalization of social skills with students with significant disabilities, Joseph John Prenenski

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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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Program evaluation of Greek showcase events at Rowan University, Xochil R. Ramirez

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The implementation and effectiveness of Tier 2 Response to Intervention reading comprehension in 4th grade, Christine Renee Reichert

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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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The effects of the station teaching model of co-teaching on students with learning disabilities, Kathryn A. Ruoff

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An investigation of first-generation student experiences and their career development, Desiree Saraceno

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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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The effects of Response to Intervention on reducing the numbers of African American students in special education, Kimberly Savino

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

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The lived experience of a freshman female collegiate student-athlete, Kaitlin Schullstrom

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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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Self-questioning in writing, Erin Lynn Thomas

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The effectiveness of a digital iPad curriculum in the classroom, Erin Marie Warantz

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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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The effects of station teaching on academic achievement, attention and focus of students with learning disabilities in an inclusive classroom, Jacqueline M. Wraight

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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