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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Transgressive acts in an era of accountability: narratives of New Jersey's public school teachers, Gary Daniel Scavette

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The effect of new literacies and technology on student engagement and transforming the literacy block, Allison M. Schlupp

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The effects of using direct instruction and computer-assisted instruction on teaching decoding skills to elementary students with learning disabilities, Jessica Lauren Schramm

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The effects of a multiple schedule and RIRD intervention on the vocal stereotypy of a student with autism spectrum disorder, Kathleen Michelle Scully

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The effectiveness of listening while reading with story mapping on the reading comprehension of students with emotional disorders, Suzanne C. Sedarat

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Self-monitoring for students with disabilities, Lauren Beth Serebransky

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Transcending we/they: a qualitative formative evaluation of the transformative potential of an in-district leadership development program, Jennifer Anne Sharp

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The effects of group cohesion and experiential learning activities on participation styles in a college classroom, Elizabeth Shmikler

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Scratching the surface or digging deeper: an exploration of students' attitudes toward their ethnic identity and cultural proficiency among undergraduate students at Rowan University, Danielle Simcic

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An exploration of student anxiety and the degree of ABA services, Alexis Stavros

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What motivates reluctant male readers?, Cheryl Ann Tartaglione

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The effects of culturally responsive instruction and multicultural texts to support fifth grade struggling readers in an RtI Tier 2 classroom, Dana Marie Teague

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Comparing the effectiveness of two verbal problem solving strategies: Solve It! and CUBES, Margaret Tibbitt

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Encouraging professional competency development of higher education administration graduate students through supervised student affairs practice, Andrew S. Tinnin

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The effects of Orton Gillingham instructional techniques during small group instruction, Kathleen Tiver

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Influence of mentors of female development among higher education administrative professionals, Courtney Van Leuvan

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A critical discourse analysis of strategies for change in New Jersey’s teacher evaluations: How principals make meaning of the Danielson Framework for Teaching, Sara Jane Van Ness

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The United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) and medical student wellness: an ethnographic qualitative study at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Patricia Davis Vanston

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Exploring my leadership practice in connection to the support system for second- to fourth-year non-tenured teachers, Joseph Patrick Vespignani

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Effectiveness of 1:1 technology in the science classroom, Courtney Tara Weiss

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Will it change their reflection? A culturally responsive reaction to literacy failures, Idalis J. Williams

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Does daily therapeutic intervention within a controlled environment reduce chronic disruptive behavior for a second grader with ADHD?, Lisa M. Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Enhancing engagement of students with invisible disabilities: Rowan University faculty knowledge and awareness and student perspectives, Shariese Abdullah

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Student voice: a qualitative case study of teachers' conceptions in a New Jersey urban high school, Matin Adegboyega

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Community college presidents: perceptions of leadership demands and competencies, Paula Adelhoch

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Rowan University faculty attitudes towards their role as advisors, Eunice Adigun

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My sisters myself: exploring the health and wellness practices of African American women, Carmen Alexis

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Difference in stress in parents of children with communication disorders with or without an autism spectrum disorder, Paige Appelt

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Academic perseverance: establishing on-task behaviors through self-monitoring, Lauren Arno

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An exploration of the relationship between community college entrepreneurial orientation, enrollment management orientation, and performance, Bhavesh Bambhrolia

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What happens when QR codes are used to increase student engagement, motivation and independence in a fourth grade basic skills classroom?, Stephanie Baruffi

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Rowan University's converted triples: impacts on roommate relationships and fostering social density, Laura Blazewicz

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In transition: examining students with learning disabilities' transition from high school to college through Schlossberg's transition theory, Margaret Bonanni

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The role of school psychologists in bullying interventions in year four of New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, Amanda Brady

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Finding your place in this world: a quantitative study exploring the geo-literacy skills and content knowledge taught to students with disabilities educated in segregated special education classrooms., Pamela Brillante

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Preparing for change: an examination of an urban school's extra-curricular activities and professional learning communities in creating a culture ready for change, Linda Brown-Bartlett

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Stimulating diversity outcomes? A multicase study exploring entrepreneurial architecture and storytelling in higher education institutions, Noel Criscione-Naylor

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How a secondary school as an organization defines and embeds the term college readiness, Michele Critelli

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The effects of cognitive strategy instruction on math problem solving of high school students with learning disabilities, Joseph DeVecchis

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A grounded theory of individualized learning practices in New Jersey higher education, Dennis William Devery

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Writer's workshop: the results when iPads are used by kindergarten students, Ashley Dickol

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The impact of a standardized participant simulation learning experience on the critical thinking disposition of undergraduate health administration students., Fred DiCostanzo

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An investigation of how self-assessment impacts oral reading fluency, Lisle Duffey

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What happens when parents and students engage in a collaborative book club?, Samantha Dulude

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Faith capital: a persistence study of two student learning communities at a northeastern community college, David Edwards

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The effects on physical exercises to improve social communication skills of adolescents with autism, Christopher Fox

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Identification of specific learning disability in New Jersey: an illuminative evaluation, Jennifer Garwood

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Black History Month: an investigation of the impact of a curriculum for increasing the knowledge of elementary students' knowledge of African-American history, Monique Goodwin

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What is the effect of language arts small group instruction in the form of student directed centers or teacher directed small groups on the social and educational relationships of teachers and students within a primary grade classroom?, Jennifer Gorgo

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Using iPads to increase on-task behavior of students with autism, Michelle Gould

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Secondary school counselors' identification of strategies for meeting the needs of high-functioning autism spectrum disorder students placed in the general education program, Sandra Griffin

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An exploratory investigation of extracurricular activity and academic achievement, Jean Marie Gwathney

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Socially promoted students' lived experience of transition into high school, Anthony Hadzimichalis

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An evaluation on the Wilson Reading Program for students with learning disabilities: a longitudinal study, Rosemarie Harrison

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Language development in kindergarten students using melodic learning, Tara Hart

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The student-teacher relationship in a one-to-one technology classroom: a case study, Kevin Higgins

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Middle school plunge: a mixed-methods study exploring 6th grade students' perceptions of their transition to middle school experiences and its influences on school achievement and performance for urban youth, Lakecia Hyman

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Response to Intervention, Sarah Iannuzzi

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Math anxiety and attitudes in pre-service elementary teachers, Kelly Jackson

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Using literature circles to increase reading comprehension and student motivation, Michelle Jacobs

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Using iPads in vocabulary instruction for elementary English language learners, Rachel Janice

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An examination of alumni engagement at Rowan University, Jessica Kanady

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Using echo reading and tracking simultaneously during small group read alouds with preschool children, Erica Knoll

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Faculty expectations and perceptions of writing at a community college, Lynn Kraemer-Siracusa

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Encouraging parent-student literacy conversations: hosting an upper elementary family literacy event, Morgen Lehr and Lisa Remchuk

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A study of the 2014 Freshman Connection: Adventure participants and their involvement at Rowan University, Sabrina LoBue

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Self-Authorship: a teaching approach during the after-school community program, Fatjona Lubonja

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What motivates middle school students to become better writers?, Julie Mahoney

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The emphasis of physical activity across the curriculum; a positive approach to increased academic achievement, Alexandra Maldonado

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Using the Raz-Kids reading program to increase reading comprehension and fluency for students with LD, Angela Marchand

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Job satisfaction and attrition among special education teachers, Sophia Mastrantuono

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Teachers' reflections on their professional development school clinical internship experience: a case study of novice teachers, Lindsay McCarron

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What happens when you use multicultural mentor texts as read alouds to generate ideas for writing personal narratives?, Catherine McConathey

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Promoting behavior change in Rowan University students through fitness and wellness programming, Megan E. McHugh

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Teacher knowledge, skill. and willingness to work with students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Colleen McKnight

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Leading and developing a first year learning community for opportunity program students, Penny E. McPherson

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Gender advantage? A case study of male nursing students at a New Jersey community college, Kathleen Michell

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An examination of a homework and organizational skills intervention for middle school students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Kristy Mitchell

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The effects of in-service training on teachers' attitudes towards inclusion, Heather Moore

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The effects of Unified Sports on attitudes of college students towards students with intellectual disabilities, William Moylan

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Exploring the factors of persistence for African American senior nursing students, Yolanda Nelson

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Principals' outlooks on suspension based on socioeconomic status, gender, years of experience, and school type, Jennifer Ohara

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Student affairs programs at Rowan University and their impact on students' sense of mattering, Sarah M. Olsen

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Effective conversations about literature in ESL, Andrea Ortiz-Soto

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Examining the underlying currents of high school girls' perceived STEM self-efficacy and science course options: a mixed methods study, Jill Patterson

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A qualitative study: student mothers' perceptions of homogeneous and heterogeneous advisory groupings in secondary settings, Vanessa Pellington

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I want to read because...reading motivation in a first grade classroom, Laurie Ann Powell

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Culture of collaboration: professional learning communities and collaborative coaching, Ashley Power

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Literature circles: in class and online discussions, Jenna Purifico

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The impact of the pre-college high school program AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) on Millville Senior High School students' success in college, Chelsea Ranck

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The effects of behavior interventions on first grade students diagnosed with ADHD combined type, Kelley Rand

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Nurturing young learners in practice: a case study of key teacher dispositions that support child centered practice in an urban preschool environment, Lorraine Ricchezza

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The effects of external controls on teachers' development of technology competencies in an economically disadvantaged district, Oscar Rodriguez

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Community college transfer student identity, development and engagement: a constructivist grounded theory approach, Sheri Rodriguez

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Improving student engagement in preschool classrooms with developmentally appropriate read aloud opportunities, Kimberly Russomanno

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Repeated reading for students with special needs, Julie Sara

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Reading between the play lines, a play-based research study: children at play acquiring literacy skills socially and through self-discovery, Brianne Siderio

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Assessment variability among states in determining Part C eligibility criteria, April Siktar

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A hidden culture of carelessness: a comparative qualitative study of gender inequality and its implications for African American and South African Black women higher education administrators, Dawn S. Singleton

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Childhood feeding practices in African Americans, Nicole Somogy