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 2011

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An investigation on whether creating a culture of respect can reduce disruptive behaviors by influencing the social skills development of four year old children in an urban setting, Ruth Cummings-Hypolite

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Changing times: engaging faculty in online education, Steven Farney

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Using a peer buddy system to increase interaction between students with special needs and their peers, Kristi Foster

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Utilizing teacher's perceptions of professional development to inform district level programming, Gina Friedman

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How can the use of the morning meeting foster a sense of community in the fifth grade classroom?, Lindsey Giannantonio

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Using literature to educate students about bullying, Rebecca Goldberg

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The association between grades Pre K-12 student achievement and differentiated instructional strategies in the Anytown Township School District explored through units of study, Jeff Gorman

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Measuring the impact of a mentoring program: preparing African American males for success beyond high school, Cornell Gray

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Academic and athletic motivation: predictors of academic performance of college student-athletes at a Division III university, Kathleen Grillo

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An evaluation of the effectiveness of smart board technology by evaluating the students' ability of completing their work with focus on students with disabilities, Melanie Handler

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Using multicultural literature in the classroom to encourage tolerance and respect, Laurel Hartmann

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Implementation of cross-disciplinary projects to improve student engagement: a leadership study in building capacity for collaboration between middle school teachers, Barbara Horner

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Using dialogue journals to foster a student-teacher relationship in the elementary classroom, Jamie Horton

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The impact of a reading intervention program on students with reading difficulties, Susanne Jones

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Online courses at a community college: a study of student characteristics, Nancy Kegelman

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Involvement patterns of high achieving first-generation collegians, Georgia Kouzoukas

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Classroom management: a study in leadership, theory, and implementation, Brian Latwis

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The effect of postpartum depression on child cognitive development, Joshua Lees

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Individual case study: verbalizing emotions to reduce aggressive outbursts in an autistic adult, Samantha Levine

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The impact of an after school mathematics program on the educational outcomes of Title I middle school students, Kenneth Londregan

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Fostering teacher leadership: transforming learning and leading to enhance school culture, Jennifer Luff

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Through the lens of a college success seminar: developing workshops for EOF students, Yesenia Madas

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Good to great: a framework for improving instruction In a ninth grade academy, Donna Marable

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Cogent leadership: transitioning to professional learning communities, Donna Markiewicz

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Reflective leadership: effects of peer mentoring on minority students within an urban school setting, Sean McCarron

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School leadership: development of an evaluation instrument and process for administrators, Kathy L. McCormick

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An exploratory assessment of a graduate early childhood special education dual certification program, Claudia Mejia

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Wait time in the classroom, Logan Melder

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Video modeling to enhance the conversation skills of preschool children who are at-risk for school failure, Lorie Mick

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Educating newly diagnosed cancer patients who are undergoing radiation therapy, Michael Mimms

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A study of the integration of technology in interdisciplinary curriculum, Phyllis Mordente

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Parent efficacy and parent involvement in parents of preschool children, Jennifer Murkli

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Leading a readiness program for low-income students within a preschool setting, Renee Murtaugh

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Rowan University students' perceptions of campus safety, Kristen Muscat

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Service-learning: a study of faculty attitudes at Rowan University, Rhiannon Napoli

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An inquisitive investigation into the effects of self-regulated learning, Jaclynne Nimon

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Rowan University's RowanCard: program effectiveness and future direction, Christine Noon

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Increasing students self-esteem through the implementation of the Bucket Filler Lesson Plans, Jenna Norton

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Sports and media relations: an assessment by sports journalists regarding public relations professionals of professional sports teams effectively controlling the flow of information, Jeffrey O'Connor

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Drinking motives and influences among college students, Angela Ostapowycz

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A comparison of video modeling and social stories to decrease inappropriate behaviors, Caitlin Peluszak

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The effects of daycare on children's socialization in the first three years of school, Alison Pomykacz

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The effects of Wilson Reading System and Guided Reading on the reading achievement of students with learning disabilities, Rachel Ricci

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Vision accuracy: comparisons, Mark Roman

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Professionalizing practice: how PLC development enhances teaching and learning, Kelly Roselle

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Reciprocal teaching and its effect on inference skills to enhance reading comprehension, Amber Rosenberger

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Procrastination behaviors in college students, Lauren Rosetti

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An exploratory investigation of family structure and adult attachment orientation, Alison Rossi

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Teachers, teamwork, and technology: an introspective look at leadership and change, Robert Rossi

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Assisting student cancer survivors to re-enter the school setting, Rebecca Rothschild

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The Seminarts experience: restructuring a ninth grade transitional program in a whole school arts academy, Mari Celi Sanchez

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Connecting brain research with teaching practice among middle school teachers, Irene Sanders

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Formative assessment: the implementation of Learnia and the impact on students' proficiency of the New Jersey Mathematics Standards, Nicole Santora

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From passive to active learning: contingent faculty collaboratively leading pedagogical change, Thomas Setaro

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Interactive software and its effects on hostility, Warren Shya

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Inclusive co-teaching in the secondary schools: a study in sustainable change, Marnee Sirolli

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Student attitudes towards codes of conduct and their impact on behavior, Jessica Smith

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What happens when fourth graders use learning profiles to direct their learning?, Caley Spahn

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Involvement patterns: student involvement in the student community policing program at Rowan University, Stephanie Staple

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Creating the environment for inclusion: ways for teachers to encourage positive interactions between typical and special needs children, Lauren Stevens

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Using a multi-sensory teaching approach to impact learning and community in a second grade classroom, Melissa Stoffers

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The importance of establishing positive behavior supports and classroom community to foster successful transitions throughout diverse school settings, Bailey Tormollan

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Leading change in a traditional teaching environment: establishing positive student behaviors through proactive classroom management, Ann Toth

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Choosing Rowan University: a study on contributing external factors amongst native residential freshmen, Elizabeth Trenado

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Understanding community college affordability and its impact on student persistence, Elvy Vieira

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Open source software as applied in higher education: at one four-year university, Muneerah Wakeel

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The relationship between nighttime reading with children by their caregivers and reading achievement, Ashley Williams

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The relationship between locus of control and birth order in college students' academic success, Shannara Williams

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Birth order and its effect on depression in adults, Sambul Zaidi

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Leadership for improvement: promoting student learning through an on-campus residential learning community for first-year female, minority, and low income engineering students, Patricia Zobel

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The dream is alive: a study of selected African American males' success at Rowan University, Cory Boone

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Magic, monsters, and Merlin: an exploration of the fantasy genre in a fifth grade setting, Traci Bowles

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An exploratory investigation on how authentic writing affects students' attitudes towards writing, Kerri Colletto

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The effects that a cognitive behavior modification intervention can have on a child with behavioral disabilities, Kelly Courtney

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An evaluation of graduate students' perceptions of mattering at Rowan University, Christopher D'Angelo

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Improving math fact acquisition of students with learning disabilities using the "Touch Math" method, Carol Dombrowski

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Leadership and the first-year experience: a study of outcomes from student involvement and the FLIP Program, Gavin Farber

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Computer assisted instruction or mnemonic strategy instruction: which approach produces better outcomes with helping students develop multiplication fact fluency?, Laura Flynn

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A nonverbal signal system: minimizing the effects of student interruptions, maximizing instructional time, and sustaining momentum while teaching, Mallory Heimlich

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How do intrinsic motivational strategies impact student's engagement in learning?, Kaitlyn Howarth

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What happens when writing notebooks are used in a first grade classroom?, Shelley Kole

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A case study on sibling rivalry and the use of a social skills training model, Michelle Maiorano

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How do first graders define a family?, Kelly Ann McGrail

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A study of the impact of late night programming on student involvement at Rowan University, Brian Milsted

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Using self-regulation to improve academic outcomes of middle school students with behavioral disabilities, Sandra Niblic

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Early intervention in conflict resolution for lower elementary students in a self-contained classroom, Colleen Roughgarden

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Making a major decision: undeclared student retention and the process of choosing an academic major at Rowan University, Rachael Scharen

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Educationally underprepared students' perception of their experience in a pre-freshman bridge program, Mary Schell

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Student motivation: the impact intrinsic motivation and extrinsic rewards have on elementary students, Renee Tybus

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The impact of internal and external factors on the academic success of selected African American students, Takeyda Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The impact of student employment on student involvement, Stefanie Anderson

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A content analysis of young adult novels featuring mentally and emotionally disabled characters, Lisa L. Ballistreri

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Motivating kindergarteners to write in a half-day setting, Alison C. Barnes

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Effective strategies for creating socially developing and accepting inclusion classrooms, Kristin Bishop

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An investigation of teachers' perceptions of school psychologists, Noelle Bisinger

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What happens when students learn a step-by-step approach to solving math word problems?, Lindsay Brooks

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Elementary school students and homework: a study of best practices, Michelle F. Brown

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The learning curve: the thinking and learning styles of selected student athletes at Rowan University and the impact on academic achievement, Robert Bullard

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Impact of a selected remedial mathematics course on Accuplacer re-test results, Denise Chalow Case

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High school media center web sites: essential elements, Debra Ann Cathcart