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Theses from 2014

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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

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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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Lincoln: Inconsistencies in Racial Perspectives, Adrianna C. Fierro

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

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Adolescent Perceptions of "Healthy" Dating Relationships: Implications for Programming, Cassandra M. Fleck

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

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Effects of Technology on Literacy Skills and Motivation to Read and Write, Leah C.C. Fox

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Classroom Management, Jonathan Gattellaro

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The Co-Occurring Disorder Patient: Effects of Stigma, Perception of Care, and Treatment, Lauren A. Giglia

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The Long-Term Effects of Homophobia-Related Trauma for LGB Men and Women, Eric L. Goodwin

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Technology in Education, Ryan S. Hackett

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

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Anxiety Prevalence among High School Students, Jessica Hess

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The Impact of Economic Disparity on Motivation and College Success, Tausha Hill

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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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Racism and Education, Alicia M. Hunt

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Constructing safer lives: Women who display resilience in responding to intimate-partner violence (IPV), Denise L. Hyland

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

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A Collection of Computer Simulation Enhanced Units for Earth Science, Erin Jankowiak

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The Use of the Developmental Assets Profile at a Residential Treatment Center, Ashlee D. Johnson

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The Implementation of Project-Based Learning (PjBL) in an Earth Science Classroom: The Effectiveness of PjBL in Teaching Students about Sustainable Energy, Jeremiah E. Johnson

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Student Reading Instruction Preferences and Book Choice, Lauren Kessler

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A population study and management suggestions for the Denslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) at Fort, Drum, NY, Ariel D. Kirk

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Investigating the Perceived Needs and Barriers upon Release from a County Correctional Facility Between Two Age Groups, Amanda Knipfing

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Writing Behaviors of a 5th Grade Bilingual Student, Zachary T. Koch

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

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Developmental Assets in a Residential Setting, Nicole M. Kramell

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Native American Women Representations in American History, Margaret E. Krencik

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Differentiated Instruction: Its effect on proximal development, Stephanie K. Least

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How Elementary Teachers Perceive and Implement Sustained Silent Reading, Bridget C. Lefler

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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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A Curriculum Project on Expressions and Equations in Mathematics 7 Aligned to the New York State Common Core and Learning Standards, Rebecca K. Logan

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The 'Art' of Majesty: Displaying the Stuart Monarchy, 1603-1714, Fabrice Le Yon Louis-Broyld

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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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Reading Process Comparison between Graphic Novel and Traditional Novels, Emily M. Maniace

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Investigating Student Discourse and Literacy Development Surrounding Peer Reading, Lilly M. Marino

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Middle School Students' Perceptions on Academic Motivation and Student Engagement, Cassie Mauro

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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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One Student’s Use of Multiple Literacies in the 21st Century, Essence J. McFadden

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Using Conceptual Change Texts to Address Misconceptions in the Middle School Science Classroom, Daniel M. McKenna

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Teacher Involvement with the Dignity for All Students Act, Kerry R. McMillan

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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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Bullying Prevention: Combining Whole-School Approaches and Positive School Climate, Margaret C. Mink

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Building Resiliency in the Classroom, Loren M. Montrallo

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Use of Computer Assisted Language Learning, Nelson E. Morales

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Self-Efficacy and Social Support: An Application of Social Cognitive Career Theory, Kristin L. Morgan

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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