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 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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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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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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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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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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Academic Language Acquisition, Rebekah R. Feller

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

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

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

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

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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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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

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

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Scaffolding and Encouraging Imaginary Play, Michelle S. Barbaro

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Effects of Stormwater Ponds on Calling Amphibian Communities in Monroe County, NY, John Arthur Bateman

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Simulated Emerald Ash Borer Induced Changes in Western New York Forests, Rebecca Lee Bernacki

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Utilizing the History of Science to Enhance Student Understanding and Engagement: A Compilation of Earth Science Lesson Plans, Jennifer Boerner

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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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African American Women and Postpartum Depression, Robyn Broomfield

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

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junction, Grisell Buides

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Shifting to Higher Levels of Inquiry in the Regents Physics Laboratory, Anthony P. Cali

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Implementing Whole Class Discussions in a Seventh Grade Unit on Ratios, Lauren Cannon

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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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Teaching Nutrition and Health in the Urban-Science Classroom A Blended-Approach to Culturally Relevant, and Problem Based Learning., Alexa C. Cavalli

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For Arguments Sake, Let’s use Technology in the Science Classroom, Timothy P. Chichester

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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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Racial Politics of American History and the United Nations: The Impact of the Cold War on the Civil Rights Movement, Amy C. Cody

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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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Sport as a Social Spectacle, Sean Cook

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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 Civil War Brought to Life: Civil War re-enactments and their use in the classroom, Joshua Arie Coon

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A Series of Problem Based Learning Modules to be used in Living Environment Classrooms, Katrina Cordeiro

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A Quantitative Survey of the Freshwater Mussel (Unionidae) Fauna in Honeoye Creek, New York, Robert William Cornish

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Principal's Perceptions of the Role of School Counselors and the Counselor-Principal Relationship, Todd Costanza

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

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Frederick Douglass and the Rochester Community, Sara D'Ambrosio

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Maladaptive Behavior in College Students and Breaking Student Codes of Conduct, Kristin C. Dauenhauer

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Ethnocentrism And Off Reservation Indian Boarding Schools, Nicholas C. Davidson

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Gifted Students in Mathematics: A Problem Solving Approach to Enrichment, Caylin DePuy

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Parental Involvement and the Influence of Parents’ Prior Literacy Experiences, Joseph Dobucki