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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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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

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Developing critical consciousness in traditionally white fraternities in higher education, Jason J. Artrip

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The value in marketing: The influence of memory on marketing campus activities, Melissa Banuelos

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Thinking for you, thinking for two: Uncovering student-parent experiences in higher education, Brandi Blanton

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Distress in disguise: Mattering and marginality among selected students at Rowan University, Charissa M. Burgos

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ON THE SOCIALIZATION OF TRANSFER PHYSICS MAJORS ENROLLED WITHIN UPPER-DIVISION PHYSICS COURSES AT TRANSFER RECEIVING INSTITUTIONS: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH, Patrick Lee Chestnut

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The work of their hands: Black women and critical visionary pragmatism, Natoya D. Coleman

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Unseen, unheard, unknown: Uncovering campus environment messaging for students with disabilities, Cassandra Maria Colfer

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Resident Assistants and Title IX: The hypocrisy of compelled disclosure, Samantha Contrini

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Using multicultural picture books to motivate students and foster critical discussions on identity and social justice, Susan Davenport

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PLACING VALUE ON ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY: A CASE STUDY OF BIOLOGY FACULTY EXPERIENCES, Ilene Sigrid Eberly

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Integrating Funds of Knowledge into reading lessons to help students who receive additional academic support create discussions, Annamarie Fielding

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Rape myth prevalence among resident assistants at Rowan University, Erin Flynn

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Cross-campus collaboration and its impact on resident students at Rowan University, Serafina R. Genise

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Adaptive learning environments and student learning outcomes, Marie-Conceptia Girault

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The relationship between high-impact practices and first-year experience in first-generation students, Alexis Graesser

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Using student talk and reader response journals with emergent readers, Samantha Gudowski

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IMPROVING OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT THROUGH SILO INTEGRATION, Jeffrey Scott Harmon

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Effects of simultaneously integrating SEL and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy on students' perceptions about themselves and their abilities, Daniele J. Jacob

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The adult student decline: A review of the long-term impact of the Rowan University Strategic Plan, Trayvonne Jones

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A case study of the perceptions of English faculty regarding interactions with students with disabilities, Ara V. Karakashian

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The meaning in the message: Impact and implications of university presidential statements regarding sexual assault, Nicole Christine Kides

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Campus Resources, Dara Law

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Integrating the Funds of Knowledge to Impact the Literacy Learning Experience for Students with Disabilities, Stephanie Lyn LoSasso

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Effective advising practices: Undergraduate students' perspective on the impact of academic advising at Rowan University in the Health and Exercise Science Department, Meghan Michele McGahey

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More than a job: An exploration of student employee and professional staff perceptions of the relationship between on-campus employment and student development, Maeve K. McKinney

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Targeted intervention for distance learning students: A critical participatory action research approach, Kathleen Mohr

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Exploring Latina students' understanding of the financial aid process: A qualitative narrative inquiry, Taina Morales

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Perceptions of nontraditional students towards extracurricular and student leadership programming, Allison V. Niemiec

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Gender involvement at the graduate level, Ann Elizabeth Nitsche

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Non-traditional undergraduate students, Anis Nooshadi

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The role and awareness of sexual violence initiatives at Rowan University through undergraduate students' perceptions, Alyssa M. Paluch

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Yo pertenezco aqui: Uncovering the experiences and sense of belonging of Latinx/a/o students at a predominantly white institution, Brittany C. Passano

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International graduate students' involvement and overall satisfaction with their college experience, Lauren Pollara

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Understanding perceptions of campus safety and community college student development: A mixed methods case study, Tiffany J. Ruocco

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Supports needed for college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jaclyn Schneider

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The effects of the Superwoman Schema on African American women receiving their graduate degree at Rowan University while also holding an assistantship, Corrine Smith

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Transracial Adoption: An Investigation of how Schools Shape Racial Identity, Lindsey Michelle Sowers-Zabelski

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Embracing the kaleidoscope: Four teachers' journeys towards sociopolitical development, Daniel Tulino

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Teaching social justice in kindergarten to reduce bias in children, Deanna Marie Villari

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Improving collegiate head coaches' awareness and knowledge for mental health to better their student-athletes, Conner McVey Walsh

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The experiences of women as Latinx osteopathic medical students, Dana L. Weiss

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Changing the narrative: The effect of culturally relevant teaching to improve reading comprehension and engagement among African American males in middle school, Portia J. Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Qualitative study investigating Western student affairs practices in Qatar, Amjad Omar Abdo

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The lived experiences of first-generation Black men at a predominantly White institution and the impact of sense of belonging on their social and academic integration, Mir Hatef Alavi Tabrizi

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Student involvement as a predictor of alumni engagement, Ryan J. Aloi

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Understanding the motivations of nonmonetary young alumni engagement, Olivia Rose Bowman

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Sport clubs and wellness: Analyzing the impact being a sports clubs member has on the dimensions of wellness, Michael Anthony Brito

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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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The impact of learning communities on first-generation minority student persistence at Rowan University, Briana Vogel Collins

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Teachers' sensemaking: Middle school and high school language arts grading and assessing practices for writing, Lana Michele Cook

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Reading conferences and impact on literacy learning, Ashley Butenewicz Danter

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Small places, big outcomes: An ethnographic case study on social emotional learning skills and development, organizational culture, and place-making in small, rural schools in southern New Jersey, Christina Marie DiDonato Dillon

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Understanding attraction, behavior, and identity in the asexual community, Corey Doremus

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

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Barriers that impede foreign-born and educated male nursing students' success in a United States nursing program: A case study, Lisa Marie Dunn

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Transcultural and translinguistic Latinx discourses: Challenging raciolinguistic discourses in a school community - towards a frame of resistance, Madjiguene Salma Bah Fall

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

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Successful community college students: A case study of the path to transfer, Nancy Gartland

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Black male college students' perspectives on the contribution of black student organizations to their development of soft skills, Shanice Angela Glover

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

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The impact of high-intensity work on student employees from disadvantaged social backgrounds, Jessica Della Hassell

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Exploration of first-generation student-athlete experiences at a suburban Division III institution, Mandy Jiang

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Emotional support animals on campus: An analysis of student experience, Timothy Alexander Lauth

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A grounded theory of the impact of TEACHNJ on the instructional leadership of superintendents, Russell Matthew Lazovick

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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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You say you want a revolution: A multiple case study of diversity and inclusion messages to transform engineering culture, Stephanie Lezotte

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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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University hookup culture: Convenient or a path to sexual assault?, Gabriella Longenbach

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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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Effects of a well-being retreat on college students, William Wikoff McMillan

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Utilizing multicultural literature to foster critical literacy in a secondary English classroom, Denise Giaimo McNaughton

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Women of color in higher education, Melissa Minaya

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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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The forgotten voices: African American male adult learners and their experiences in higher education, Ajeenah H. Nuriddin-Little

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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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Bridge or barrier?, Andrea Denise Piercy

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Using distributed leadership to impact student achievement, Jeffrey Pierro

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The experiences of first-generation master's students, Dominique A. Pierson

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College choice, consumer behavior, and gender enrollment patterns: A mixed methods case study of Marathon University, Jessica I. Prach

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A program evaluation of the Academic Reboot Program at Rowan University, Kayla Raparelli