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Theses from 2015

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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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“What Do I Want to Do When I Grow Up?” – A Look at the Impact of Career Curriculum in the Fifth Grade, Elyse Kusse

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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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Finding the Most Meaningful Forms of Parental Involvement: A Synthesis of Meta-Analyses, Sarah Lawson

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

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Holistic Factors that Influence Counselor Wellbeing in a High Stress Environment, Deborah Lewin

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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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Mentoring Middle School Students: A Program Evaluation, Dianne Maerz

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

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BeYOUtiful: Assessing the Impact of a High School Girls’ Group, Anna E. Marianetti

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Resilience in Urban Middle School Students: The Impact of Character Education, Christina C. Martinez

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Effects on Retention of Students with Learning Disabilities Utilizing Services at Community Colleges, Jacquelyn Martin

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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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Hunger, Lore McSpadden

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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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Counseling to Reduce Stress and Anxiety: A Mixed Methods Study, Jessica A. Pakan

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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 Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention Program: A Pilot Study, Christopher Perri

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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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Promoting Parental Involvement and Students Success in School: What Teachers Can Do, Nora E. Preller

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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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Sinkhole Analysis and Classification Using Pictometry in Genesee County, NY and Surrounding Areas, Michael D. Rodgers

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The Impact of ADHD on Student Learning in the K through 12 Classrooms, Adriana M. Rosengreen

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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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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Core Mindfulness: Its Impact on Everyday Mindfulness, Goal-Directed, and Ineffective Behaviors, Nicole 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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Mindfulness Meditation: A Practical Intervention in Addressing Stress and Anxiety in Inmates, Patricia Williams-McGahee

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Disciplinary Literacy and Content Area Reading Strategies: Intentionality and Collaboration, Jamie Wojtowicz

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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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An Examination of the Role of Physical Education as a Determinant to Continued and Lifelong Physical Activity in Females, Erin Asquith

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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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Dance and Sport, Anna H. Corvera

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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