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Theses from 2011

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Teacher Perceptions of the American School Counselor Association’s National Model in an Urban Setting, Bryan O. Rivera

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A Basal Program Does Not Stand Alone: The Roles Professional Choice, Principled Practice, and Finessing Play in Elementary Teachers’ Negotiation of a Basal Program, Ashley Roberts

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Buddy Reading: A Literacy Activity to Support First Graders' Academic, Social and Emotional Development, Lindsay Rogers

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History through Art: A Native American Perspective, Melissa M. Rood

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The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Disclosure of Disability Status of College Students With Disabilities, Janine M. Rowe

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Teaching to the Canon or the Students: The Use of Popular Literature in ELA Classrooms, Autumn H.M. Sanders

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Technology in the Geometry Room, Megan Schroeder

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An Exploration of the Success of Implementing a Creative Movement Lesson in a Special Education Classroom, Kaleigh C. Schwarz

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Assessing the Counseling Needs of High School Students: The Role of Needs Assessments in Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (CSCPs) and the ASCA National Model, Nicholas Sculli

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Females in Mathematics: Creating an Environment That Aims to Lessen Anxiety and Promote Participation, Susan Rose Smalter

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The Effect of Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids (HUFA) on Lake Trout (Salve linus namaycush) Alevins Using Artemia nauplii Enriched with Commercial Emulsions and Dry Diets, Blake J. Snyder

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Unraveling Anti-Federalist Ideology through a Conceptual Framework of Natural Rights, Jacob D. Solt

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The Relationship Between Teacher Expectations, Feedback, and Task Persistence in Elementary Children During Physical Education, Devon A. Starks

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Enacting Freedom: How Abraham Lincoln and Ralph Waldo Emerson completed the American Revolution, Ryan K. Stimson

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Writer's Workshop in Kindergarten: A Study of Writing Mechanics, Attitudes, and Behaviors, Emily Stover

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Expression Level of Kita, Kitb, Kitla, and Kitlb in Zebrafish Gastrointestional Tract, Jennifer B. Strouse

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Some Implications of Differentiation During a Seventh Grade Probability Unit, Mindy Marlene Swancott

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The Impact of a Comprehensive School Counseling Plan, Sara W. Thomas

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Rock ' n' Roll in the 1950s: Rockin' for Civil Rights, Eric Vaillancourt

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Attitudes and Beliefs amongst Parents and Students in Mathematics, Jamie Wainwright

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Collective Action of the American State, Collective Action of the American Masses, Brett R. Wilcox

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Some of the Parts: Poems and What They Can Do, David W. Yockel Jr.

Theses from 2010

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An Investigation of Salmonine Reproduction and Factors Limiting Their Production in Sandy Creek, Monroe County, New York, Ross Abbett

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Researching the Influence of Families Sharing Viewing Experiences on Motivation and Attention in the Classroom, Jill Anne Albertson

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What Training do Rochester-Area Special Education Co-teachers Receive in Co-teaching?, Meghan Marie Alkire

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The Effectiveness of Horticultural Therapy Groups on Adults with a Diagnosis of Depression, Letitcia Y. Alston

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Eleanor Roosevelt The Ugly Duckling to the First Lady of the World, Amanda E. Annalora

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Male County Correctional Facility Inmates' Attitudes Towards Male Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault Services, April C. Aycock

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New York State's Alternate Assessment: Is It Really Fulfilling Its Purpose?, Jennifer Barrett

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Environmental History: Methods, Research, and Practice, Gavin James Barry

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Multiage Education and Student Perceptions, Michelle Marie Barton

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Administrators' Reasons to Provide or Withhold Recess, Elyse Marie Benamati

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Jihad and American Education: An Examination of Textbook Inclusion, Michael W. Bourne

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School Counselors' Experience of the Impact of Student Suicide: A Qualitative Narrative, Stacy Bowman

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Ursus Americanus, Lindsey Birdsall Brown

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Teaching Vocabulary Using Movement in a Kindergarten Classroom, Alissa Bruce

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Teaching History from the Ground Up: One Teacher's Appeal to Nature and the National Parks, Chelsea Carl

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Rivers of Divinity: The Impact of a Classical and Medieval Tradition on Chaucer and Malory, Anthony G. Cirilla

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Rochester Coughed The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Rochester, New York, Daniel D. Cody

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Impulsivity in Subclinical Borderline Personality Individuals Using a Delay Discounting Task with Social Incentives, Rachel L. D' Agostino

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Teacher Perspectives Concerning the Implementation of a Balanced Literacy Program in a Suburban K-2 School, Mitchell William Daly

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The Psychological Implications of Obesity in Adolescent High School Students, Lindsay C. Daniel

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The Effects of Movement Activities on Beginning Instrumental String Students' Perception of Musical Pulse and Rhythm, Claudia Lasch Deiboldt

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Relationships Between Teachers' Attitudes and Homework Practices in a Rural Public Middle School, Diana Marie Dettelis

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Motivating Students Using Positive Reinforcement, Jennifer L. Diedrich

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Teachers' Attitudes about Reward Systems in the Classroom, Jessica Drexler

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Aged Whine: Grousing From My Side of the Hill, Carol DuPre

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Interactive SMART Board Techology: Does it Promote Individual Student Academic Achievement?, Jason D. Ellis

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The Best Practices for Teaching Writing, Elizabeth A. Escobar

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How Retrospective Miscue Analysis Might Impact a Child's Understanding of the Reading Process, Elizabeth Rose Farrell

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The Impact of a SMART Board on the Literacy Teaching and Learning in an Inclusion Third Grade Classroom, Stephanie Anne Ferris

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An Examination of Parents' Responses to the Use of Literacy Kits in Order to Further the Support of their Child's Literacy Education, Jillian Sara Fisher

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The Influence of Social Networking Participation on Student Academic Performance Across Gender Lines, Kaitlyn Flad

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Classroom Management Factors that Contribute to Stress and Likeliness to Seek Consultation from School Counselors, Kathryn L. Gallup

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Man Hours: The Construction of a Poet, Kevin Gardner

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A Study of Three Related Versions of the Medieval Exemplum "The Incestuous Daughter", Sarah L. Goldthrite

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Exploring the Impact of Sports Participation on Academic Achievement in a Middle School, Michael J. Gorton

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Effects of Open Court on Students' Spelling, Crystal B. Grimes

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Light in August: Platonic Parody and Paradox, Richard E. Guilfoyle

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Relational Aggression and the Impact it has on Female Adolescents, Rebecca C. Hamilton

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The Effects of Homework on Student Achievement, Jennifer M. Hayward

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Walleye (Sander vitreus) Stock Assessment (2006-2007) in the Buffalo River, NY, USA, Patrick J. Herbert

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The Transition Experiences of Students Formally (i.e. Formerly) in Bilingual Education, Yamalis Hernandez

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A Fool's Journey: Poetry Through the Art of the Tarot, Rachel Howell

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Habitat Selection, Dispersal and Detectability of Cobblestone Tiger Beetles (Cicindela marginipennis Dejean) along the Genesee River, New York, Rhonda Hudgins

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The History of Human Bondage and An Instructional Strategy Resource Guide for Teaching History through the Humanities, David L. Insalaco

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A History of Computer Technology and its Impact on Academics at SUNY Brockport, Thomas L. Jennings

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Movement of Juvenile Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the Lower Genesee River, New York, Mananjo Jonahson

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Student Service Needs of non-Caucasian Students at a Four Year College, Daniel Kandris

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Structure and Phenotypic Analysis of Notch Mutations, Melissa A. Kostrzebski

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Writing in Mathematics, Sara J. Kyle

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Inquiry-Based Learning and Student Retention, Shelly Marie Lamanna

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College Admission Counselor Perceptions: The Influences of Extracurricular Activity Involvement on the College Admission Decision , Meghan I. Lentner

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Seventh Grade Student Career Aspirations and Academic Achievement, Aaron J. Linderman

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How Does the Assessment Information Gained From the Literacy Software Program Raz Kids Compare to the DRA Assessment Information?, Jennifer M. Mackmin

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Analyzing the Impact of the Interactive White board on Reading Comprehension, Amanda Martin

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Using Classroom Response Systems in a Tenth Grade High School Geometry Classroom in a Suburban School District, Melissa Ann McCumiskey

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Interpreting Death in Paradise Lost, Jennifer C. McElroy

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The Adventures of Frank, Gordon, and Some Other People Too, Garrett McMahon

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Performative National Cultures: Hybridity, Blurred Boundaries, and Agency in Untouchable and Brick Lane, Abby A. McMonagle

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Stygiophobia and Other Fears of Death and Loneliness: Collected Fiction, Jennifer E. Meli

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Academic Bias Towards Minority Women, Jessica Lynn Mellenthine

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Connecting Social Skills and Cooperative Learning, Danielle Mercendetti

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Rotational Preference in the Domestic Cat: Relationship to Temperament and Behaviors, Jennifer L. Michels

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Addressing the Reader in Charlotte Bronte's Novels: Jane Eyre, Vilette, and The Professor, Christan M. Monin

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Evaluating the Accuracy of Childhood Mental Health Diagnosis in a Clinical Setting, Mary Margaret Moses

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Use of Shrub Habitats by Fall Birds at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama, New York, Brad M. Mudrzynski

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Utilizing Journals in Mathematics, Carinne Ann Mull

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The Flip Side: An Investigation into the Depersonalization of Communication, Eileen S. Myer

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Students with Special Needs and Their Interaction with Peers during Play, Meghan K. Neary

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Word Study Instruction and its Impact on Students' Writing in Third Grade, Ashley Nevada

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The Incorporation of Puppetry into Reading Instruction, Katherine Overholt

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Guided Reading in the Elementary Classroom: Assessing Student Progress to Inform and Individualize Guided Reading Instruction, Jennifer Lyndsay Powell

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Reviewing and Reflecting Skills During Mathematical Problem Solving, William Michael Renick

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Parental Involvement and Student Success, Nicholas Riorden

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The Role of Perceived Parental Influences on the Career Self-Efficacy of College Students, Kristen L. Roach

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Moral Absolutism in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Jennifer Rodgers

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Comparing Individualized Instruction in the Form of a Differentiated Jigsaw to Cooperative Learning in the Mathematics Classroom, Jessica Corrine Roth

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The Effects of Class Wide Peer Tutoring in the Algebra Classroom, Mandy J. Roth

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The Effects of Heuristic Problem-Solving Strategies on Seventh Grade Students' Self-Efficacy and Level of Achievment in Mathematics, Denise M. Rudd