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

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Code Switching: A Tool in the Classroom, Karen Marie Algarin-Ruiz

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Supporting Kindergartners’ Writing Development Through the Use of Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study: A Self Study, Lora K. Bower

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Technology's Adverse Effects on Students' Writing: An Emphasis on Formal Writing is needed in an Academic Curriculum, Kathleen A. Bronowicki

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Talk within Literature Circles in an 8th Grade ELA Classroom, Samantha S. Brown

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To What Extent Does Professional Development Influence Constructivist Science Teaching in Classrooms?: A Comparative Study of Education in the United States of America and Finland, Michelle A. Caton

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Utilizing Non-Formal Teaching Strategies to Enhance Student Engagement within Environmental Themed Science Units, Cody C. Clement

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The Implications of Childhood Divorce on the Teaching Practices and Perspectives of a Substitute Teacher: a Self-study, Christopher L. Coke

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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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The Benefits and Limitations of the Leveled Literacy Intervention System, Theresa E. Craft

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The Impact of Rochester Storm Sewers on the Water Quality of the Lower Genesee River: A Modeling Approach Using PCSWMM, Lindsay Dressel

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Exploring the Impact of a Substitute Teacher’s Passion for Literacy and Her Literacy Beliefs, Margo P. Dunlevy

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The Effects of Hands-on Literacy Activities and Strategies to Support the Literacy Development of a Student with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Katrina M. Durnberg

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

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A Study of the Relationship Between Teacher Characteristics and Student Performance in High School Geometry, Amie M. Ellerhorst

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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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Using Banned and Challenged Books in the Classroom, Toni L. Flanagan

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

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Classroom Management, Jonathan Gattellaro

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English as a Second Language Students’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of Effective Literacy Instruction, Cody A. Hamilton

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Energetics and Migration in Songbirds: Two Case Studies Examining Energetic Condition and Migration at a Northern Stopover Location, Jennalee Ann Holzschuh

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A Mathematics Curriculum Study In Trigonometric Graphs To Align With The Common Core Standards, Julie M. Howell

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Choices Made By Elementary Teachers When Implementing Digital Literacies, Nicole M. Inzana

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Student Reading Instruction Preferences and Book Choice, Lauren Kessler

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The Connection between Language and Writing in Mathematics, Rebeca A. Kolupski

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A Curriculum Project on Understanding Percent Aligned to Common Core State Standards, Kimberly A. LeRoy

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Kinesthetic Approach to Word Study, Melissa A. Lewis

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Creating Personal Relationships With Students to Improve the Implementation and Planning of Writers Workshop in a Fourth Grade Classroom, Ashley L. Magar

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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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Change in the Role of American Women Through Radio and Television, Kristen M. Messina

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Use of Computer Assisted Language Learning, Nelson E. Morales

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The Impact of Self-Perception on a First Grade Writer, Shannon Moser

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Barriers to Parental Involvement in Schools: Developing Diverse Programs to Include Unique Demographics, Kristy L. O'Donoghue

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

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Minnow Diversity and Habitat Associations in the West Branch of Sandy Creek, Orleans County, New York, Coral Lenore Reina

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I Became a Teacher for the Money and Fame: An Examination of the Effects of Humor on Student Perceptions and Attitudes towards Mathematics, Daniel P. Rider

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Fostering Third Graders' Attributes of Independence During the Literacy Block: A Self-Study, Danielle Russell

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The Impact of Adapting Classroom Management on an Elementary Teacher’s Perception of Student Behavior, Nicole L. Russo

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How I Used Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study Writing Program to Support my First Grade Students’ Writing Development: A Self Study, Kelly Schimpf

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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

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Love in America, Danny Uebbing

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Educating English Language Learners in the Elementary Classroom, Elizabeth R. Wallace

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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Out of Many, Allora Campbell

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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 Impact of Group Counseling on the Stress of High School Seniors Who Are Uncertain About Their Post Secondary Plan, Kevin Donohue

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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