Thesis manuscripts or products are the culmination of a sustained process with any combination of creative activity, research and writing. These projects can take numerous scholarly and creative forms, including written papers, visual art, performance, videos or other media. The nature of each project will depend upon the norms of the particular academic discipline of the thesis topic.

Collected here are both current and past theses produced by graduate students at the College at Brockport.

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Theses from 2014

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Positive Reinforcement Behavior Plans and the Effects on Student Behavior, Anmarie G. Conley

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Boys' Interest in Writing, Nancy J. Contestabile

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The Effect of the Lack of Resources in Spanish for Students in Dual Language Bilingual Education Programs, Megan E. Cooley

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Applications of Biological Integrity within the National Wildlife Refuge System Region 5, Katie Ehlers

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A Case Study On The Effects a TBI Has On Learning, Jessica H. Ellis

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Methods Used to Think Critically in Literacy, Casey M. Erb

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Students Speak Out About Choices Made in the Classroom, Wendy J. Federico

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Challenging American Exceptionalism in the 21st Century, Allen J. Ferreri

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Culturally Responsive Teaching within the Common Core Math Modules, Jaclyn D. Flores

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Kinesthetic Approach to Word Study, Melissa A. Lewis

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Using the Interdisciplinary Approach to Education to Meet the Literacy Standards in the Common Core: and Ensuring Graduates are College and Career Ready, Erica A. Mazzara

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Proportional Reasoning Unit Correlated to the Common Core State Standards, Yelena Melnichenko

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Teachers' Attitudes Towards Code Switching within a Bilingual Classroom, Wendy N. Olmo-Castillo

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The Positive Influences Art Integration and Content Integration has on Students Learning Needs, Sarah A. Scorse

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Local Union Presidents’ Experiences in an Era of High Teacher-Accountability, Carmen Joseph Stagnitta

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Meeting All Students’ Needs Within A Scripted Writing Curriculum: A Self-Study, Michelle A. Stewart

Theses from 2013

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Creating Effective Mentoring Relationships with Urban Youth, Renee Abbott

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Engaging Writing Activities to Increase Skills and Motivation for Middle School Students, Alicia M. Accapezzato

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The 1960's and American Education: An Examination of Textbooks and Analysis on the Use of Primary Sources to Foster Critical Thinking Skills, Marina Accordo

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Impact of Co-occurring Treatment Program on Participant Perceived Quality of Life, Randi Greenberg Barrell

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American Economic Imperialism And the Spanish-American War Era, Allan T. Beaman

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Incorporating Poetry back Into the Curriculum, MaryAnna Bournazakis

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Freshman Transition and the Effect of RTI Programming on Academic Performance, Meredith Boylan

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Perceptions of Middle School Students and Parents on the Effectiveness of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, John Brewer

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Soil and Vegetation Changes across a Restoration Chronosequence: An Evaluation of Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) sites in West-central New York, USA, Jordan Brown

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Why Do I Need to Know This? The Use of Authentic Text to Foster Student Engagement and Provide Relevance for the Major Understandings of Regents Chemistry, Nicole M. Calzi

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Evaluating Phonics Games for Authentic Literacy Experience​s, Kathryn Cardella

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Improving Chemistry Instruction via the 5-E Learning Model: Inventing, Adapting and Incorporating the First “E", Cecilia M. Christopher

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Instructional Preferences in Aquatics for Children with Visual Impairments and Their Instructors, Fabiana Cieslak

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Strategies for Integrating Literacy in Middle School Content-Area Classrooms, Christyna Consagra

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Factors Related to Low Student Turnout for Career Development Services in a Community College: A Qualitative Study, David Cota-Buckhout

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Technology Use in Elementary Education and the Resources to Improve Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Twenty-First Century Learning, Sarah R. D'Angelo

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Chemical Dependency Counselors’ Perceived Countertransference and its Relationship to Personal Experience With Substance Use, Megan Davis

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Integrating Literacy Strategies into the Mathematics Classroom, Whitney Davis

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Play-Based Emergent Literacy Development in the Home Environment, Kelly M. Day

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Influence of Retrospective Miscue Analysis on a Student's Perception of Himself as a Reader, Danielle DeLeo

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Men of Steel & Sentinels of Liberty: Superman and Captain America as Civilians and Soldiers in World War II, Richard D. Deverell

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Examining the Development of Literacy Through Play, Rachael A. Doberstein

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The Pitiful Bellringer: The Implications of Representations of Disability in Media & Literature, Elizabeth A. Dolski

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The Invisible Students in the Classroom: How to Include the Introverts Without Excluding the Extroverts, Sharron E. Dow

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A Framework for culturally responsive teaching: Effectively implementing culturally responsive instruction in the science classroom, Elizabeth Dunne

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Factors That Greatly Influence Student Learning in Science Laboratories Remelioration and Inclusive Strategies to Create a Positive, Lasting Impact, Jessica Evershed

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Evidence-based practices for teaching mathematics to students with disabilities, Daniel M. Figliole

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Engaging Learners Through Inquiry-Based Instruction to Promote Evidence-Based Writing in Advanced Placement Biology, Nolan M. Flores

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EBook Exploration: How EBooks Support Emergent Literacy, Amy Flynn

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Lipid and Fatty Acid Differences in Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) Eggs from the Great Lakes, Cayuga Lake, and Lake Champlain, Robert Carl Louis Geroux

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The Social Studies Classroom: An Optimal Setting for Schools to Support Students At-Risk, Stephanie M. Giles

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Urban Education at a Crossroads: Changing How We Teach History, terrance s. gilmore

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A Curriculum Project on Connecting Patterns and Equations in Algebra 1 Aligned with the New York State Common Core Standards, Kristina R. Graziadei

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Grassland bird abundance and habitat quality, and Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis) ecology on Fort Drum, New York, David Thomas Greer

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A Math 8 Unit in Scientific Notation Aligned to the New York State Common Core and Learning Standards, Jessica K. Griffin

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American Dreamers, Cody Groth

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Hands On Math: The Construction of a Website to Support the Use of Hands On Activities and Field Trips, Manuela B. Groth

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Using Reader’s Theatre in Science and the Effects on Students’ Content Knowledge, Fluency, and Comprehension, James M. Guzielek

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The Role of Guided Reading on the Literacy Development of Young Children, Elizabeth M. Hardie

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Opportunity Program Counselors’ Perspectives on Factors Affecting Student Retention and Attrition, Anne Hasler

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Sedge/Grass Meadow Restoration on Former Agricultural Land: Analysis of Establishment Success, Alexander Joseph Healy

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The Positive Effects of Picture Books Providing Acceptance of Diversity in Social Studies and Increased Literacy in Early Childhood Education, Natalie A. Heinsbergen

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Prohibition Era Rochester: A Family Affair, Russell G. Hendrick

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The Influence of the Reading First Grant Program on English Language Arts Classrooms, John F. Hoffman

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Helpful Homework in Geometry: A Redesigned Circles Unit, Bethany J. Hooker

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Decreasing Math Anxiety Through a Quadratics Unit, Lee C. Hooker

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Correlations in Students’ Reading Behaviors When the Teacher Consciously Focuses on Relationship Building as a Primary Teaching Tool, Jeremy A. Hulbert

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The Impact Self-Graphing has on the Writing Fluency and Writing Attitudes of Three 3rd Grade Students with Special Needs, Julie Anne Hyatt

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The Student Experience of In School and Out of School Suspension, Jessica M. James

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The Impact of Group Counseling on Students Who Have Been Identified as Adolescent Female Relational Aggressors, Michelle C. Jones

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One Teacher's Experience of Journaling Through Email with a Student with Emotional Disturbances, Laurel A. Justinger

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The Relationship Between Physical Illness, Mental Illness and Chemical Dependency, Steven Kassirer

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Improving earth science instruction through visual organizers, Paulette B. Kealy

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Literature and Film: Preparing Students for a Media-centric Future, Mike Landers

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Main Street, Marion, and Miscegenation: The Warren Harding Race Rumor and the Social Construction of Race and Marriage, Stephen K. Lang

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Facilitating Motivation:Implementing Problem-Based Learning into the Science Classroom, Danqing Li

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The Political, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Impact of the Implementation of Rural Free Delivery in Late 1890s US, Judith M. Littlejohn

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Utilizing Individual Counseling in Conjunction with Disciplinary Actions, Brandon McKnight

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A Curriculum Study: Teaching Integer Addition and Subtraction Using a Net Worth Concept, Jennifer L. Miller

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Factors That Foster or Hinder Student Reading Motivation in a Suburban Primary School, Jed Moomaw

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The Impact of Contemplative Practices on Anxiety Level of Middle School Students, Keri Neadom

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Embedding Story in the Common Core, Michael J. Neumire

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A Third Grade Teacher’s Experience Using Science Notebooks to Teach Expository Writing, Pamela Deiboldt Nitzsche

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Impact of Group Counseling on Transfer Student’s Grade Point Average and Attendance, Jodie M. Overstrom

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The Revitalization of Economically Depressed Cities: Engaging Youth in Urban Agriculture and Vacant Lot Beautification, Jillian Paris

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Sports Literature for Struggling Secondary Readers, Gregory M. Parks

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The Effect Earning a GED While Incarcerated has on Recidivism Rates: A Research Synthesis, Daniel A. Passarell

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Educational Technology and Instructional Pedagogy: Teacher’s perceptions and abilities to integrate technology in the classroom, Adam M. Philipp

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Watershed Assessment of the Canaseraga Creek Watershed, Including Water Quality Analysis, SWAT Model, and Investigation of the Applicability of a Nutrient Biotic Index, Evan Rea

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Counselor Burnout and Self-Care Within an Outpatient Mental Health Agency, Amanda Regan

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"History" vs. "Herstory:" The Jobs and Roles of Women During World War II, William J. Richter

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Group Differences in Balance between Individuals with and without Intellectual Disabilities Following a Progressive Overload Powerlifting Program, Thomas R. Rispoli

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Invasion Ecology of Acer platanoides in an Old-Growth Urban Forest, Justin Paul Rogers

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Shining From Within: The Effect of Group Counseling on the Self-esteem of Students in Individualized Education Programs, Lindsay J. Rollo

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Creating and Implementing an Early Induction Program for Science Education Alumni, William Sachman

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Creating High Quality Assessments for a Bilingual Population, Leigh Sanna

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The Holodomor: Genocide and National Identity, Nicolas D. Sawicky

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Students' and Teachers' Perceptions of a Basal Reading Program, Stephanie Schepis

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The Civil War Years: Rochester and the Civil War, Alan Schlageter

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The Impact of Mindfulness on Anxiety and Coping Strategies in Children: A Quantitative Study, Stephanie Skorman Cicero

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Bridging The Transition From Middle School To High School, Rozetta Smith

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The Role of Technology in a Sixth Grade Classroom, Lauren K. Spiotta

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From Denial to Acceptance: How the Confederacy Came To Terms with the American Civil War, Ann E. Stachowski

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First Grade Teachers’ Perspectives on Using Nonfiction Texts in Guided Reading and Read-Aloud Lessons, Emily Sullivan