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Theses from 2013

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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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Characterization of Melanin-concentrating Hormone Receptor Desensitization, Andrew E. Goodspeed

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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

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Impact of Group Counseling on Transfer Student’s Grade Point Average and Attendance, Jodie M. Overstrom

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The Revitalization of Economically Depressed Cities: Engaging Youth in Urban Agriculture and Vacant Lot Beautification, Jillian Paris

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Sports Literature for Struggling Secondary Readers, Gregory M. Parks

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The Effect Earning a GED While Incarcerated has on Recidivism Rates: A Research Synthesis, Daniel A. Passarell

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Cultural Competence in Physical Education and Core Academic Subjects: Are There Differences?, Danielle Peruzzini

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Educational Technology and Instructional Pedagogy: Teacher’s perceptions and abilities to integrate technology in the classroom, Adam M. Philipp

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Watershed Assessment of the Canaseraga Creek Watershed, Including Water Quality Analysis, SWAT Model, and Investigation of the Applicability of a Nutrient Biotic Index, Evan Rea

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Counselor Burnout and Self-Care Within an Outpatient Mental Health Agency, Amanda Regan

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Sport as a Political Tool, Todd J. Reichlmayr

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"History" vs. "Herstory:" The Jobs and Roles of Women During World War II, William J. Richter

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Group Differences in Balance between Individuals with and without Intellectual Disabilities Following a Progressive Overload Powerlifting Program, Thomas R. Rispoli

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Invasion Ecology of Acer platanoides in an Old-Growth Urban Forest, Justin Paul Rogers

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Shining From Within: The Effect of Group Counseling on the Self-esteem of Students in Individualized Education Programs, Lindsay J. Rollo

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Creating and Implementing an Early Induction Program for Science Education Alumni, William Sachman

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Creating High Quality Assessments for a Bilingual Population, Leigh Sanna

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The Holodomor: Genocide and National Identity, Nicolas D. Sawicky

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Students' and Teachers' Perceptions of a Basal Reading Program, Stephanie Schepis

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The Civil War Years: Rochester and the Civil War, Alan Schlageter

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The Impact of Mindfulness on Anxiety and Coping Strategies in Children: A Quantitative Study, Stephanie Skorman Cicero

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Bridging The Transition From Middle School To High School, Rozetta Smith

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The Role of Technology in a Sixth Grade Classroom, Lauren K. Spiotta

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From Denial to Acceptance: How the Confederacy Came To Terms with the American Civil War, Ann E. Stachowski

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First Grade Teachers’ Perspectives on Using Nonfiction Texts in Guided Reading and Read-Aloud Lessons, Emily Sullivan

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The Effects of Technology in Society and Education, Brian Sutton

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Cultivating Reading Motivation in a Middle School Classroom Using Independent Reading, Nicole L. Tavolino

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Writing Rubrics as Formative Assessments in an Elementary Classroom, Debra M. Taylor

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Mental Health Awareness Among Parents in an Urban High School, Nicole Taylor

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The Effectiveness of Group Counseling on the Self-Esteem of Adolescent Girls, Elissa Townsend

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Differentiation in the Elementary School Reading Program and Student Achievement, Sharon A. Tramonto

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A Collection of Guided Note-packets and PowerPoint Presentations to be Used in the Earth Science Classroom: With a focus on multi-modal representations and writing in science, Leigh W. Trifeletti

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Culturally Responsive Teaching, Yajaira Walker

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Media, His Physical Image, and Teaching Implications, Eric R. Waples

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Group Versus Individual Therapy in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment: Finding Interventions that Work, Cailley Wayman

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American Vernacular music in the Social Studies Classroom, Eric C. Yanis

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Revitalizing the Physics Curriculum: Introducing Game-Based Learning as an Effective Educational Technique in the Physics Curriculum, W. David Yochum

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Effective Literacy Based Software Programs in a 5th Grade Environment, Randall Yu

Theses from 2012

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Use of Dialogue Joumals to Support Independent Reading in a Fourth Grade Classroom, Kylie Armstrong

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Semiotics in Education, Charles Duncan Arney

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A Compilation of Literacy Strategies to be Used in Science and Earth Science Units, Robert J. Atkinson Jr

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Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Learning a Discrimination Task by Captive White-spotted Bamboo Sharks (Chiloscyllium plagiosum), Danielle M. Barbiero-Turk

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Integrating Social Emotional Learning with English Language Arts: Creating Relevancy to Reading and Writing, Claire E. Bateman