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 2017

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Video Games In Education, Matthew C. Heins

Theses from 2016

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A Culturally Relevant Conceptual Unit Plan for the Engagement of African American Male Adolescents in the Rochester City School District, Quiana D. Beasley

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Metacognition and Student Achievement in Mathematics, Nancy Laistner

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Changes in Society: The Increasing Diversity in Society Results in an Increasingly Diverse ELA Classroom and the Increasing Need for Inclusion in ELA, Amanda Leigh Mills

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A First Grade Student’s Affect and Self-Perception Regarding Literacy, Jami Saladin

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The Changing Nature of Society, its Effect on (ELA) Education, and the need for Adaptability, William W. Smarcz

Theses from 2015

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Co-teaching Using the Common Core State Standards in a Secondary Mathematics Classroom, Stacy M. Adams

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Reading and the Perception of Gender Roles, Kelley L. Anzalone

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Changes in the Benthic Macroinvertebrate Community of Southwestern Lake Ontario Following Invasion by Dreissena Mussels, the Amphipod Echinogammarus ischnus, and the Round Goby Neogobius melanostomus: A Long-term (1983-2014) Perspective, Katherine L. Bailey

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Differentiating Science Instruction for All Learners in Problem-Based Learning, Brian Battle

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Rochester City School District Charter Schools: Decreasing the Achievement Gap?, Kathryn M. Beaumont

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Higher Levels of Differentiation in Reading Instruction: a potential framework, Maria Behncke

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The Development of the Corporation in New Hampshire From 1760 to 1820, Robert Bermudes

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Moments of Geopolitical Choreography: Performance of Cultural Ideals in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and Beyond, Allison Bohman

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Using Retrospective Miscue Analysis to Revalue Reading: A Case Study, Catherine D. Bulmahn

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Working Memory Deficits in Students with ADHD: Implications for Developing Curriculum on Introductory Trigonometric Functions and the Unit Circle, Christian N. Case

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Motivation to Read: A Study of Three Primary Age Students, Kacie Castle

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How to Increase Reading Motivation among Elementary Children Based on Teachers’ Perspectives and Teaching Methods, Gina M. Chinappi

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Katherine Dunham Technique and Philosophy: A Holistic Dance Pedagogy, Molly E. Christie Gonzalez

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Soothing the Savage Beast: Music in the Cultural Cold War, 1945-1991, Shellie M. Clark

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Response to Intervention: Importance of Parental Involvement, Yanisvel Cordero

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Student-Engaged Assessment-A Meta-Analysis of EL Assessment Practices, Joshua Cornue

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A Case Study: The Effect of Repeated Read-Alouds of Complex Texts on the Comprehension of a Preschool Student, Stephanie J. Cottrell

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Exploring the Impact of Assistive Technologies in the Classroom for Students with Disabilities, Katie Coulon

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Differentiated Math Instruction: Instruction that Incorporates the Common Core State Standards and Effectively Addresses the Needs of Sixth Grade Students. A Self-Study., Nicole A. Cubiotti

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How is Response to Intervention Doing? A Self-Study Approach, Mary K. Daloia

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Implementing Technology in an Algebra Classroom, Jennifer M. Damick

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Using Direct Instruction to Teach Self-Monitoring Strategies for Accuracy, Sarah DeGoey

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Water Chestnut: Field Observations, Competition, and Seed Germination and Viability in Lake Ontario Coastal Wetlands, Kathryn Des Jardin

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A Self-Analysis of a Substitute Teacher, Christina M. Donofrio

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Single-Sex Classrooms: Effects of Boys’ Achievement A Meta-Analysis, Alisha A. Duffina

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Homeless Children & Academic Achievement: What Do Adults Who Experienced Homelessness As Children Believe Teachers Can Do To Ensure Their Homeless Students Achieve Academic Success?, Debra S. Dumuhosky

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How the Shift in High Stakes Testing Impacts Students of Low Socioeconomic Status in a Suburban Junior High School, Amanda M. Eagan

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A Spiraling Curriculum Project on Factoring in Algebra I Aligned with the New York State Common Core State Standards, Katie Elkins

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Academic Language Acquisition, Rebekah R. Feller

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Anti-Bullying Interventions in the Middle School Literacy Instruction, Ashley Fotopoulos

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Applying Cooperative Learning to the New York State Living Environment Curriculum, James R. Franklin

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An investigation into the impacts of peer discourse on students' comprehension proficiency with a specific focus on English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities: A meta-analysis, Laura A. Gallagher

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Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment Question-Driven Instruction Using Student Response Systems in High School Life Science Classes, Jennifer Gardinier

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Enhancing Reading Comprehension in Students with Disabilities Through Differentiated Instruction, Allison W. Ghyzel

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Exploring Social Development in a Child with Autism Who Uses the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) Treatment Approach, Danielle L. Giangrasso

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Somatic Value System for Life and its Integration into Dance Practices, Bethany Good

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The Effects of Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Accidents on Wallace Mine Fen in the Moshannon State Forest, Pennsylvania, Andie Graham

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Exploring the Effects of Using the Words Their Way Program with Teenage Boys with Autism, Emily A. Gutknecht

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Technology Enhancing Kindergarten Students’ Literacy Skills in Math, Alannah N. Heale

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Exploring the Implementation of Words Their Way in a First Grade Classroom, Kathryn J. Horch

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Fusing Literacy and the Arts to Meet Common Core Standards, Justin Jackson

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A Closer Look into Discipline Specific Literacy Strategies for Mathematics, Kaitlyn Johnson

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The Impact of Increased Spanish Instruction, Nicole M. Johnson

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How Schools Can Support Students with Mental Illness, Elizabeth J. Jones

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Traditional vs. Electronic Learning Environment, William T. Kaufman

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Science Literacy: Collection of Earth Science Lessons Emphasizing Writing in Science, Amanda Klein

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A Self-Study Exploring My Literacy Beliefs, Brittany Kline

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A Curriculum Project on the Utilization of the Rule of Four to Enable Students to Work in Their Zone of Proximal Development, Valerie L. Kondolf

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Implementing Blended Classroom Pedagogy to Deepen Student Understanding in High School Biology, David J. Krebs

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Abstract Language and Student Response During Guided Play, Jessica M. LaManna

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Reflective Peace in the At-Risk Classroom, Aaron C. Lawrick

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Utilizing Problem-Based Learning Activities in Science with Students with Disabilities, Sarah E. Lenhard

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The Impact of Digital Storytelling on Fourth Grade Students’ Motivation to Write, Chelsea LoBello

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GoNoodle Movement Breaks in the Classroom, Brittany Lotta

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Using Mentor Texts to Teach Argumentative Writing through Writing Conferences, Lesya Lukomskaya

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The Use of Argumentation in Socio-Scientific Issues: Enhancing Evolutionary Biology Instruction, Heath R. Marchand

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Parent Involvement and Literacy Achievement: A Case Study, Jessica M. Martorana

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Socioeconomic Factors That Affect Children’s Literacy Experiences, samantha mckenzie

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Creating a Curriculum for Heritage Language Learners of Spanish, JoAnna Menzie

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Classic Literature and Struggling Readers in Middle School Grades Five through Eight, Susan A. Merriam

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Effectiveness of Early Childhood Education Programs on the Literacy Learning of Children from Low Socioeconomic Status Backgrounds, Alyssa Morris

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Curriculum Redesign with an Emphasis on Mathematical Literacy in an 8th Grade Function Unit, Caitlin A. Mosher

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High School Calculus: Is AP Calculus the best option?, Katrijn Moulin

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Fourth and Fifth Grade Teachers’ Perspectives of the Benefits of Incorporating Cooperative Learning Activities, William G. Nyhof

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Using Technology and Multimodal Literacy to Actively Engage Struggling and Disengaged Readers, Elizabeth K. O'Donnell

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Robert Bly, C.K. Williams & Michael Klein: Corporate Intimacy in Prose Poetry, Julie M. Oyer

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Effects of Poverty on the Brains of Children and Effective Teaching Strategies to Meet Their Specific Needs, Kimberly D. Palmer

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The Italian Immigrants’ Assimilation into American Culture and the Subsequent Impact on Food, Language and Last Names, Joseph S. Pechie

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The Affects of Executive Functions in Children with ADHD and the Impact on Their Literacy Development, Nicole Pettrone

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The Effects of Executive Functions in Children with ADHD and the Impact on Their Literacy Development, Nicole Pettrone

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Timing Performance Error in Rewarded and Non-Rewarded Tasks, L. Jack Rhodes

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The Modern Gay & Lesbian Civil Rights Movement in the United States, Leigh J. Robinson

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A Curriculum Project on Exponential Growth Aligned with Common Core Standards, Alyssa D. Ruscio

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The Benefits of Structured Conversation in A Literacy Circle with English Language Learners, Olga Sagan

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Aspects of Bowfin and Northern Sunfish Biology and Ecology, David Sanderson-Kilchenstein

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Literacy Strategies for Increasing a Kindergartener’s Letter Identification and Letter Sound Recognition: A Self-Study, Melissa Schultz

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Technology In The Classroom, Samantha M. Seaman

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Using Writing Conferences to Scaffold First Grade Students' Narrative Writing, Marie Sinchak

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Case Study: A Holistic Approach in the Orthographic Development of One Emergent Learner, Teresa I. Singh

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Incorporating Problem Based Learning into a Secondary International Baccalaureate Biology Curriculum, Katie Smith

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A Collection of Scientific Modeling Incorporated Units for Chemistry, Laura E. Spaman

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Teachers’ Perspectives on Self-contained and Departmentalized Instructional Models, Linsay L. Stewart

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The Effects of Constructs Related to Mathematical Persistence on Student Performance during Problem Solving, Derek M. Stoll

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Close Reading Strategies & Reading Comprehension, Stephanie M. Strassner

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The Effectiveness of a Special Education Teacher on Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities and Meeting the Common Core State Standards: A Self-Study, Christina A. Sullivan

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Parents’ Perceptions of Literacy and Its Impact on Student Learning, Samantha M. Switzer

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The Influence of Parent Attitudes and Involvement on Children’s Literacy Achievement, Stacey Timkey

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Integrating Comprehension Instruction Within the Middle School ELA Curriculum, Ulyana Udyak

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Literacy Strategies for Reading and Understanding Nonfiction Texts in the Elementary Grades, Melody L. Vanacore

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Embracing a Diverse Student Population within an Urban Science Classroom Through the Use of Inquiry-Based and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: A Multipedagogical Approach in Narrowing the Science Achievement Gap, Brian Walker

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Collaboration and Co-teaching in a High Needs Learning Environment, Heather West

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The Common Core State Standards and the Previous NYS Standards Case Study: What Can We Learn About the Math and ELA Common Core State Standards and the Previous NYS Standards through Lessons Conducted with One Child?, Sara Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Oshun, Xica and the Sambista: The Black Female Body as Image of Nationalist Expression, Oluyinka A. Akinjiola

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Ways I Can Support and Motivate Students Who Struggle With Writing: A Self-Study, Jessica M. Aldinger