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Theses from 2014

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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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License and Application: Examining Truth in Gray Area Fiction, Nathaniel R. Parker

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An Analysis of Factors Related to Time-Dependent vs. Acquired Aging in Males, Michael J. Potenza

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Do Parents Use of DBT Skills Change After a 12 Week Parent/Adolescent DBT Skills Group?, Danielle M. Powell

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The Blaze Inside a Gray Heart, Lydia Rainey

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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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Examining Student Satisfaction with the Student Services Center at a Local Community College, Natasja Rudge

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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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Relating Land Use Factors to Phosphorus Runoff Concentrations within the Northrup Creek Watershed using GIS, Holly Lynne Schulz

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The Positive Influences Art Integration and Content Integration has on Students Learning Needs, Sarah A. Scorse

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Reconstruction Delayed: How Presidents and the Southern Civil War Prolonged the End of Reconstruction, Jason V. Shelton

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Multimodal Literacy in the English/Language Arts Classroom: Meeting Standards and Remaining Relevant in the 21st Century, Aaron M. Smith

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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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The Legal Process to Desegregation in Public Schools And the Racial Divide in Rochester, New York, Daniel J. Travis

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Love in America, Danny Uebbing

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Equity in the Impact of Title IX on Officiating in the United States, Steven Verbridge

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The Declining Role of Elementary Science Education in the United States:, Amy L. Visca

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

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Combined Perspectives: Re-determining Aesthetic Value through Cultural Immersion, Yang Wang

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Found & Otherwise, Thomas J. Wiggins Jr.

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An Algebra Unit on Quadratics for Teachers with Students with EBD, Christopher Williams

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The Role of Talk in Literature Circles, Ashley R. Zaborowski

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In the Margins: Dance Studies, Feminist Theories and the Public Performance of Identity, Julia Zdrojewski

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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The Impact of Student Choice on Learner Engagement in Physical Education, Michael Bray

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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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Integration in Interscholastic Sport: What is still missing 23 years after ADA?, Ruth E. 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

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The Student Experience of In School and Out of School Suspension, Jessica M. James

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The Impact of Group Counseling on Students Who Have Been Identified as Adolescent Female Relational Aggressors, Michelle C. Jones

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Adventure Based Education as a Potential Intervention for Disruptive School Behavior, Renae Y. Jurek

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One Teacher's Experience of Journaling Through Email with a Student with Emotional Disturbances, Laurel A. Justinger

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Mapping: The Relationships Between Concert and Commercial Dance, Nicole Kaplan

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The Relationship Between Physical Illness, Mental Illness and Chemical Dependency, Steven Kassirer

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Improving earth science instruction through visual organizers, Paulette B. Kealy

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Literature and Film: Preparing Students for a Media-centric Future, Mike Landers

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Main Street, Marion, and Miscegenation: The Warren Harding Race Rumor and the Social Construction of Race and Marriage, Stephen K. Lang

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Facilitating Motivation:Implementing Problem-Based Learning into the Science Classroom, Danqing Li

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The Political, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Impact of the Implementation of Rural Free Delivery in Late 1890s US, Judith M. Littlejohn

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Does Gender Impact on the Learning Style of Student Athletes?, Kristina Marchese

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Utilizing Individual Counseling in Conjunction with Disciplinary Actions, Brandon McKnight

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A Curriculum Study: Teaching Integer Addition and Subtraction Using a Net Worth Concept, Jennifer L. Miller

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Factors That Foster or Hinder Student Reading Motivation in a Suburban Primary School, Jed Moomaw

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The Impact of Contemplative Practices on Anxiety Level of Middle School Students, Keri Neadom

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Embedding Story in the Common Core, Michael J. Neumire

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A Third Grade Teacher’s Experience Using Science Notebooks to Teach Expository Writing, Pamela Deiboldt Nitzsche

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A Comparison of Learner Assessment Use Between Physical Education and Core Academic Subjects, Jessica L. Orlowski