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Theses from 2018

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A Project Based Learning Approach to Teaching Geometry in a 7th Grade Classroom, Jamie Bish

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Factors that Impact the Successful Recruitment of Student-Athletes in Collegiate Athletics: A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Stephen Bobarakis

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Mental Health Issues in College Athletes, Ashley Capone

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The Effect of Psychological Response on Recovery of Sport Injury: A Review of the Literature, Travis Grant

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Alternative Assessments: Moving Learning Forward in a Geometry Classroom, Lindsey Hadzima

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The Effect of Mindfulness and Meditation in Sports Performance, Christopher Heckman

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Experiential Learning in the Middle School Living Environment Classroom, Andrea G. Heinlein

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Exploring the Links Between Coaching Burnout and Work Addiction in Athletics, Kristopher Horn

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Creating Successful Experiences for Deaf Children in Physical Education and Athletics: A Review of the Literature, Charles Palmer

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Administrative Evaluation Practices and the effects they have on College Head Coaches, Nicholas Pontari

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Augmented Reality Technology Used To Enhance Informal Science Learning, Erin Reidy

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An Introduction To Implementing Technology In The Classroom Using Interactive Web-Based Applications, Matthew Rybak

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A Review the Literature on Problems and Challenges Encountered by Educators During the IEP Process, Schecyl M. Santiago- Lugo

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Tap Dance Choreography: An exploration of tradition and innovation, Luiza Silveira Karnas

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Does Participation in College Athletics Prepare Student-Athletes for Careers and Life After College Sports?: A Review of the Literature, Morgan Stout

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The Impact of Resistance Training on High School Athletes: A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Tyler Winter

Theses from 2017

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Reading habits of adults: What drives the choice to read or not read?, Jessica Annable

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A Study of the Performance of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students in High School Mathematics on Conceptual Understanding, Procedural Fluency, and Mathematical Reasoning Tasks, Bridget Ashmore

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Using the Superkids Reading Program with a First Grade Inclusive Class, MacKenzie Bailey

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Using Inquiry to Teach the Common Core State Standards: Two Exemplars, Rachel Bardun

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First Grade Teachers' Literacy Instructional Practices Influence on the Learning of Elementary School Students in English Language Arts (ELA) and Reading, Carole A. Barkin

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The Use of Confidence Building Strategies and Self-Concept of Emergent Readers, Gina Bessing

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Listen Up! The Impact of Music on Students' Reading Comprehension, Jenna Bird

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Alternative Teaching Approaches to Promote Student Motivation in Physical Education at the Secondary Level, Brittany Brace

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Movement Therapy for School Age Children with Autism: A Review of the Literature, Courtney Bradish

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The Impact of Metacognitive Learning of Reading on Students’ Cross Curricular Success, Katherine Bretsch

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Methods for restoring sedge/grass meadow community in a Typha-invaded Lake Ontario drowned-river-mouth wetland, Kathleen Buckler

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An Exploration of Consultant Teaching: Instructional Methods and Materials to Support Struggling Learners, Karen E. Burdick

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The Effects of the Location of Instruction on Student Engagement., Katherine Burgstrom

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The Impact of Student Completion Requirements Using an LMS (Learning Management System) on Student Achievement and Differentiated Instruction in The Classroom., Laura Burgstrom

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Nutrition and Mental Health, Michelle Burke

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Dieting Restraint and Food Deprivation Effects on Delay Discounting for Food, Alyssa Button

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From Biological Impulse to Analyzed Product: An Exploration of the Choreographic Process, Sara Caplan

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Clinician Perceptions of Barriers to Treatment and Engagement Strategies in a Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinic, Elizabeth Cenci

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Examining the Role of Parents/Caregivers of Youth Demonstrating Truant Behavior, Terri Clark

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Exploring Student Engagement Experiences: A Look at Students in the Educational Opportunity Program at a Community College, Erin Coffey

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Effects of Cumulative Concussions on High School and College Athletes and Concussion Prevention Strategies, Taylor Cooke

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What are the ergogenic effects of music during exercise?, Brianne Corigliano

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Introductory Strategies for Evaluating Digital Technology Viability in Contemporary Classrooms, Brian Crawford

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A Review of the Campus Recreation Programming Factors Impacting the Recruitment and Retention of College Students, Nedeljko Cvijetinovic

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A Global Mind is a Nurtured Mind: The Demand to Consider and Cure the Deprivation of Multicultural Education, Amber D'Ambrosia

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Using Read Alouds to Support a Pre-Kindergarten Student's Emergent Literacy Skills, Kaitlin Dennis

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“How Many More Pages?” One Child’s Reading Experience, Samantha De Rosa

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How Do Interventions through the Self-Determination Theory Affect Middle and High School Student’s Participation in Physical Education Class?, Nicholas Droegmoeller

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Engaging Assessment in English Language Arts, Joseph L. Dugan, Jr.

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The Effects of Individual Counseling on Students with Disciplinary Issues, Kaleigh Dumigan

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Exploring Deaf and Hard of Hearing College Students Career Development Experience: A Look at Social Cognitive Career Theory and Relational Career Theory, Amanda Dunn

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Factors That Increase Physical Activity in Youth Who Are Visually Impiared, Adam Dwyer

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How to Support Students in Reading for Meaning, Gabrielle Dzikowicz Miller

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Thinking like a Historian: How do Sixth Grade Students Analyze Documents?, Sarah Eisenmenger

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Handling the cultural divide: Discussing unfamiliar territory in the classroom, Mikayla Ekwell

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The Impact of a Psychoeducational Workshop on Awareness and Retention of Suicide Prevention Information, Joseph S. Feeny

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Perceptions of Stress Experienced by Student-Athletes in an Education Opportunity Program, Renee Finnemore

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The Impact of a Canine Assisted Reading Program on a Reluctant Reader's Literacy Learning, Samantha Fitch

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Digital Reader: Using A Cell Phone to Explore and Engage with Informational Texts, Kayla Fostano

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Physical activity interventions for children with Down syndrome: A synthesis of the research literature, Maleda Funk

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The Use of iPads in the Literacy Learning of Students with ADHD, Samantha German

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The Implications of a Quality Teacher Education Program Implementing a Multicultural Studies Curriculum: Combating the Old Diversity Paradigm of the 21st Century Classroom, Yvonne Gibson

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The Impact of School-Based Health Centers on Ethnic Minority Adolescents’ Awareness, Perception, and Utilization of Mental Health Services, Latrina Green

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Abusive Behavior in Sport: When Does a Coach Cross the Line?, Margeaux Gupilan

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Emergent Literacy Learners and the Achievement Gap: Strategies to Help Struggling Students, Sarah Harradine

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Video Games In Education, Matthew C. Heins

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A Review of Literature on the Benefits of Sport Education on Secondary Physical Education, Hugo Herrera

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The Importance of Career Counseling and Post Secondary Readiness for High School Students, Eleanor Hilling

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Relationships and Mental Health: A Qualitative Perspective of Individuals within the Transgender Community, Amanda Horth

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Exploring Technology in English Language Arts, Rachel Hovey

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Writer's Workshop and Students' Literate Identities, Sarah Howell

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A Financial Literacy Curriculum Project on Linear Functions in Algebra I Aligned With New York State Common Core State Standards, Michael T. Hughson Jr

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Living Environment Field Trips in Wyoming and Genesee Counties, New York, Breanna Hummel

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High School Seniors’ Perceived Stress of the College and Career Decision-Making Process, Michelle Infantolino

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The Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Group on Anxiety in Sixth Grade Students, Carina Ingoglia

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Effects of Sport Specialization on Youth and Interscholastic Athletes, Joseph Innes

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Periodization Programs and their Effects on the Physiological Outcomes of Collegiate Athletes, Raymond Irish

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Factors Affecting the Experiences of LGBT Students in Physical Education and Sport A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Dylan Jaklitsch

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Decreasing Math Anxiety Through Teaching Quadratic Equations, Kaitlyn Kaufman

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Reverence for Éire: Expanding the Tradition, Briana B. Kelly

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Primary Grade Students’ Expressive Oral Language in Social Situations, Caitlin Kier

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The Impact of Instructional Methods and Resources on Vocabulary Development of ENL Students, Carolyn Kovac

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Will physical activity increase academic performance?, Samantha Kreso

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Ignorance Isn't Strength: The Need for Secondary Education to Address Fake News, Joseph P. Larkin

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Sport Specialization and the Creation of Elite Soccer Athletes, Nathan Lawson

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Personalized Learning, The New Look of a Classroom in the Twenty-First Century, Nicole Lock

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Importance of Support in Weight Management, Michael Lopez

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Inner Dialogue Reading Behaviors and Student Comprehension of Texts, Antonio Madau

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Peaceful Embodiment: Not Merely Tranquil In Nature, Caitlin E. Mahon

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The Impact of Coaching Styles on the Motivation and Performance of Athletes, Mike Marcone

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Improving Reading Comprehension: For Children Living in Poverty in a Tier 3 Response to Intervention Group, Caitlin Merrifield

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Evidence-Based Best Practices in Physical Activity for Children with Serious Disabilities A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Roselym M. Miranda-Mercado

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Bullying in Our Schools: The Impact of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Kaylee Mitchell

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School Personnel Attitudes and Knowledge Towards LGBTQ Students, Jenna Mollura

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Out With the Old, In With the New Digital Era Instruction: 21st Century Education Must Conform to the Needs of "Digital Kids", Sheila Neth

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LGBTQIA Students’ Perceptions of Level of Care in Relation to Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, Frank W. Noll

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Changing the Mindset: A Look at Current Literacy Practices and How These Are Failing Boys, Rebecca Oliver

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I Feel Trapped: Motivation, Engagement, and Text Choice with Struggling Readers, Brie Olsen

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Teaching and Learning about Diverse Cultures in Africa, Alyssa Owen

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Land Use Effects on Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities in Conesus, Hemlock, Canadice, and Honeoye Lakes, Mitchell C. Owens

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Teacher and Staff Perspectives on the Needs of High School Students who are At Risk of Academic Failure and Truancy, Allison Parry-Gurak

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Investigating the Effect of Group Process on Depression for LGBTQIA Adolescents, Michael J. Pernot

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The Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention on Elementary School Students Anxiety Level, Sarah Perri

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Teacher Attitudes Towards Integrating Technology in Literacy Instruction, Derek Peterson