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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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A Case Study: The Perceptions of Teachers of Urban Eighth-Grade At-Risk Students, in one NJ School District, Regarding the Classroom Factors that Facilitate and Inhibit At-Risk Student Motivation to Excel Academically, Tabina H. Adam

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Mentoring Relationships as Social Capital in the Career Advancement of Latina School Administrators, Ligia Veronica Alberto

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Doctoral Program Completion: Grit, Goal-Setting, Social Support, Valerie Blanchard

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Black Mothers' Counter-Narratives of Agency: A Pulse on Racism and Parent Involvement Strategies in Twenty First Century Schools, Sharnee N. Brown

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Improving Instructional Practice Via Walkthrough Implementation: A Superintendent Centered Perspective, Michael J. Celoski

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If the Slipper Fits: the Relationship Between a Cinderella Appearance in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament and Institutional Financial and Admissions Factors, Kelly A. Childs

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Perceptions of Middle School Math and Language Arts Teachers on High-Stakes Testing Cultures in Public Schools, Robert Daniello

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Structural / Organizational and Human Capital Determinants of Variations in Women Attaining the Full Professorship at Research Universities, Sandra Darkey

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A Study of Transformational Leadership Practices to Police Officers' Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment, John P. Decker

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The Relationship Between Principal Leadership Behavior and Student Achievement in Low Performing Schools, Janice E. Garland

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Maintaining Institutional Identity in the Age of Part-time Faculty, Katarzyna Grzeszczuk

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The Perceived Mentoring Experiences of Male and Female Doctoral Students in Sociology, Macsu A. Hill

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Effectiveness of Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs to Teach Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in a Medium Southeastern Maryland School District, Donnie Renee Johnson

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The Association Between Changes in Vocational Programs on Student Mobility, Attendance, and Suspension in New Jersey: A Retrospective Study, Jared Edward Keshishian

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The Effectiveness of Additional Guided Reading Instruction on Fourth Grade Reading Achievement in a NJ Urban School District Measured by Renaissance Star Reading and the PARCC, Wanda Kopic

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The Influence of Mathematical-Instructional Minutes on the Percentage of Proficient and Advanced Proficient Scores in Mathematics on the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge for Grades 6-8, Eric Walter Kosek

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Catholic Identity in Edmund Rice Christian Brother Schools in the United States, Thomas R. Leto

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How Teachers Experience Change: A Case Study of the Merger Between Two Catholic Schools, Anika J. Logan

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Does College Experience Matter? A National Study Understanding Graduates’ Job Satisfaction, Kevin R. Majewski

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The Predictive Power of Out-of-School Community and Family Level Demographic Factors on District Level Student Performance on the New Jersey PARCC in Algebra 1 and Grade 10 English Language Arts/Literacy, Jamil Maroun

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The Influence of Arts Participation on New Jersey Middle School Student Outcomes in Grades 6 through 8, Carly Mcilvaine-York

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Developing an Internal Leadership Pipeline in Urban Districts: A Pathway to Capacity Building, Marnie G. McKoy

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African-Born Black Women Faculty: Their Lived Experience, Challenges, and Perceived Barriers to Success and Progress in U. S. Higher Education, Kieran C. Nduagbo

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Persistence Motivation of Foreign-born Doctoral Recipients in the Field of Education, Maurice Liguori Okoroji

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The Career Trajectory and Ambitions of Women Chief Student Affairs Officers, Mariel Pagan

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The Relationship Between Principal Longevity and Student Achievement in Middle Schools in New Jersey, Douglas J. Petty

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Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Examining Faculty Perspectives, Daria Pizzuto

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A Mixed Method Study of Shifts in Patrol Tactics Attributed to Police Involvement in National Events and Movements, Christopher L. Rinaldi

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The Impact of Academic Co-Curricular Activity Participation on Academic Achievement: A Study of Catholic High School Students, Gail M. Ritchie

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The Internationalization of Teacher Education Faculty in Two Global Cities: A Case Study of Two Universities in New York and Hong Kong, Maribel Roman

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The Relationship Between Parents’ Perceptions of School Climate and their Inclination to Report a Bullying Incident to a School Administrator, Debra Strauss

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An Analysis of the Higher Order Thinking Requirements of a Grade 8 Online-Based English Language Arts Skills Program, Paige D. Sydoruk

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The Influence of Chronic Absenteeism on Graduation Rate and Post Secondary Participation in New Jersey High Schools, Michael Jay Tash

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Understanding the Knowledge and Attitudes of Parents of Students with Limited English Proficiency towards Standardized Testing, Michele P. Tiedemann

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Exploring Parental Involvement in Public Secondary Schools in Imo State, Nigeria: The Role of Socioeconomic Status, Longinus Nwakire Ugwuegbulem

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The Influence of Student/Administrator Ratios in K-6 Elementary Schools on Summative Teacher Evaluation Scores, James Ferguson Weidenborner

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Beyond Socioeconomic Status: The Impact of Principal Leadership in Urban and High Poverty Turnaround Schools, Mojisola Adejumo

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Understanding Latina Doctoral Student Experiences: Negotiating Ethnic Identity and Academic Success, Omayra Arocho

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College Students’ Persistence and Degree Completion In Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): The Role Of Non-Cognitive Attributes Of Self-Efficacy, Outcome Expectations, And Interest, Michael Aryee

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The Role of Department Chairs as Instructional Leader in New Jersey Secondary Schools that Practice Distributed Leadership, Carlaina Bell

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College Academic Engagement and First-Year Students' Intention to Persist, Monica Ng Burnette

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A Comparison of Complex Thinking Required by the Middle School New Jersey Student Learning Standards and Past New Jersey Curriculum Standards, Clifford R. Burns

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A Case Study of the Implementation and Impact of the System for Teacher and Student Achievement (TAP), Tyrone D. Burton

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The Influence of Socioeconomic, Parental and District Factors on the 2013 MCAS Grade 4 Language Arts and Mathematics Scores, Dale G. Caldwell

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A State-by-State Policy Analysis of STEM Education for K-12 Public Schools, Courtney C. Carmichael

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Why Do They Stay? Exploring the Factors that Contribute to New Jersey TFA Alumni Remaining in the Classroom Beyond Their Two-Year Commitment, Shavon Chambers

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Teachers' Perceptions of Formal Testing of Students in Grades K-2, Adriana Battista Coppola

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A Study on The Effectiveness of a Pilot Inquiry-Based Middle School Science Program on Non-Cognitive Outcomes and Academic Achievement, Rui Meira Dionisio

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An Analysis of New Small High Schools' On-Time Graduation Rates in New York City, Nathan Dudley

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A Comparative Analysis of Student Participation in the Advancement Via Individual Determination(AVID) Program and Performance on the Grade 11 Michigan Merit Exam (MME), Alesia L. Flye

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The Relationship Between Student Participation in a 1:1 Laptop Initiative and Academic Achievement in a 9-12 Upper Middle Class Suburban New Jersey Public School District, Brian P. Gatens

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The Influence of Participation in the Leveled Literacy Intervention Program on the Sustained Literacy Achievement for Students in Grades One Through ThreeV, Veronica Anne Glover

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The Role of the Principal Walk-through, Karen Lee Holgersen

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The Perceptions of Alternative Education Students Ages 18-21 About the Factors in the Traditional School Setting that Inhibited Their On-Time High School Graduation, Ericka Roberson Hursey

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Catholic School Identity: Perceptions That Influence Teacher Retention, Karen Germany Jakuback

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The Relationship Between Teacher Practice and Student Performance, Aubrey Johnson

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Sustainability of Catholic Parish Elementary Schools in the Twenty-First Century and the Driving Forces of Leadership, Ryan Killeen

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Stay in the U.S. or Return Home: A Qualitative Examination of the Decisionmaking Process of Nigerian Doctoral Students and Recipients, Felix Kanyip Kumai

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Improving College-Going Trends for First Generation Latino Students: The Importance of Habitus, School Culture and Culturally Responsive Counseling, Patricia A. Marchesi

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Understanding How Sub-Saharan Africans Experience Higher Education in the United States, Reuel N. Mebuin

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Cyberbullying, K-12 Public Schools, and the 1st Amendment, Jennifer A. Mezzina

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The Influence of Principal Longevity and Continuity on Student Achievement, Gemar Mills

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A Narrative Study on the Leadership Development of Female Superintendents in New Jersey, Mitzi N. Morillo

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Bicultural Socialization Experiences of Black Immigrant Students in Selective Predominantly White Institutions in America, Erasmus Okere

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IEP Team Decision Making Process for Accommodations in Bergen County, New Jersey, Steven Pasternak

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The Chosen Tokens: Exploring the Work Experiences and Career Aspirations of Latina Midlevel Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Sofia Bautista Pertuz

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The Effectiveness of Pre-Service Principal Programs on Instructional School Leadership in High Stakes Testing Grades, Glen T. Pinder

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School Administrators’ Perceptions of the James Stronge Teacher Evaluation System, Jean Schoenlank

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Exploring Postsecondary Market and Discipline Influences on Faculty Role Performance, Wendiann R. Sethi

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Comparing Two Alternate Assessments: Dynamic Learning Maps and Multi-State Alternate Assessment, Dana N. Sir

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Factors Influencing the Level of Technology Adaptation by Middle-School Teachers, Janice Favre Strigh

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The Influence of Age, Work Experience, Education Level, and Score on a Standardized Pre-employment Competency Exam on the Outcome of a Pre-employment Polygraph Exam, David M. Torres

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The Influence of the Length of the Instructional Day on the Percentage of Proficient and Advanced Proficient Scores of the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge for Grades 6, 7, and 8., Christopher Michael Tully

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Factors that Influence Job Choice at the Time of Graduation for Physician Assistants, Lauren Anne Twombly

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A Case Study On The Influence Of Frequent Superintendent Turnover On The Culture Of A K-12 Suburban School District, Victoria C. Velazquez

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The Influence of Instructional Minutes on Grade 11 Language Arts and Mathematics High School Proficiency Assessment Performance, Simone E. Welcome

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Perceptions of Teachers on Their Preparedness to Teach Students in Low-Income Urban Charter Schools in New Jersey, Kimberly S. Wright

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The Influence of Length of School Day on Percentage of Proficient and Advanced Proficient Scores on the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge for Grade 3, Lydia Kaji Yikon'a

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Evaluating the Impact of State Funding Vehicles of Appropriations and Financial Aid on Graduation Rates at Public Institutions: A Multilevel Analysis, Tara Abbott

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Differences in Remedial Pedagogy Approaches Between Teachers and Students, Jessica Accurso-Salguero

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The Disability-Diversity Disconnect: Redefining the Role of Student Disability within the Postsecondary Environment, Katherine C. Aquino

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Public College Lobbying and Institutional Appropriations: The Role of Lobbying in State Higher Education Budgets, Andrew Brackett

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A Comparative Analysis of Supplemental Education Services on Academic Outcomes in Five Large Washington School Districts, Anthony R. Brown

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Teacher Retention: Perceptions of the organizational factors that influence teacher transition from private school classrooms of individuals with autism to public school autism classrooms, Kathryn Cerino Britton

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NALB: No Administrator Left Behind: A Qualitative Study Regarding Administrators’ Perceptions of Technology Integration, Scott Thomas Curcio

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How Variances in Business School Rankings Affect Enrollment Trends and Practices, Guillermo A. de Veyga

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Perceptions of a Prescribed Intervention, Daniel J. Dooley

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The Influence of Chronic Absenteeism on Grade 6, Grade 7, and Grade 8 2014 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge, Cheryl A. Dunlap

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The Relationship Between Utilization of the Elsevier Online Remediation Tool and the HESI Exit Exam for Student Nurses Preparing for the NCLEX-RN, Judith Egan

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Work and Life Integration: Faculty Balance in the Academy, Holly Ehrens

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The Influence of Student Teacher Mentoring on Teacher Self-Efficacy in New Jersey, Susan S. Elias

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Extended Learning Time, Ivette M. Febo

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Understanding the Engagement of Transfer Students in Four-year Institutions: A national study, Martina Ghusson

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Do Factors Associated with Increases in Higher Education Costs Affect Average Net Price at Four-Year Public and Private Not-for-Profit Institutions?, Marie Elaine Gioiosa

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An Exploratory Study into the Nature of the Relationship between Pre-Service Teacher Fixed Factor Characteristics and edTPA Performance Ratings, Timothy David Gouraige

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An Exploration of Teacher Perception of the Marzano Causal Teacher Evaluation Model and Its Impact on Professional Practices, Susan Kathryn Graziano

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Doctoral Scholarship Examined: A Study of Strategy Research in Education Settings Conducted by Students Seeking Degrees From Doctoral Programs in Education in the United States, Joseph M. Hearl Jr

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Student-College Match and Bachelor's Degree Completion, Ryan P. Hudes

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The Identity and Mission of an American Catholic University, in Light of Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities, Ex Corde Ecclesiae, Irenaeus Otsemuno Ikhane

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New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act: Perceptions of High School Administrators on Implementing the Law, Christopher C. Irving