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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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The Impact of Select Personality Traits and Resilience on Teacher Retention in an Urban School District, Kira Baskerville-Williams

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Faculty Role in Student Career Development: A Qualitative Study, Marianne Jacullo Brosnan

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Teacher Perceptions on Awareness and Compassion Among Students Following a Human Rights Education Professional Learning Community, Anthony J. Casella

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Human Capital Loss in Law Enforcement, Anthony J. DeProspo

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The Influence of Superintendent Longevity and Continuity on Student Achievement and Faculty Mobility, Craig M. Hutcheson

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The Influence of Professional Development Methods on Student Mathematics Performance in New Jersey Public Elementary Schools, Xanthy Karamanos

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The Influence of Publicly Funded Preschool Programs in New Jersey Public School Districts on Student Achievement in Fourth Grade, Stephanie Elizabeth Kuchar

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Teachers Perception of the Influence of Trauma Informed Classroom Practices on Elementary School Students: A Case Study, Kelly Murray

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The Type of Questions Being Promoted in a 10th Grade Social Studies Textbook, Christie A. Vanderhook

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Comparison of National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reports and State Physical Education Mandates, Erick Alfonso

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Exploring the Moderating Effect of Teacher Practice on the Relationship Between Prior Student Academic Performance and Current Student Academic Performance in a New Jersey Public School District, Marc Biunno

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Peer Observation as a Job-Embedded Professional Development Tool, Daniel J. Breiman

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Predicting Latino Community College Student Success: A Conceptual Model for First-Year Retention, Helen Castellanos Brewer

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Understanding the Biopsychological Effects of Trauma on Learning: An Investigation of Interventions to Support Faculty, Joan Buzick

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An Investigation of the Relationship Between Teacher Factors and Academic Performance of High School Students, William S. Castellane

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A Study of Curriculum Customization in the Era of Standardization of Education, Sylvia A. Dixon McInerney

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A Multi-year Study of the Effect of School Size on the College and Career Readiness of New Jersey Public High School Students, Shae-Brie M. Dow

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A Comparison of Complex Thinking Required by the Elementary New Jersey Student Learning Standards and Past New Jersey Curriculum Standards, Gerald Fitzhugh II

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Theory and Practice in Doctoral Dissertation Research, 2007-2017: A Content Analysis by Degree Type, William Friel

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Understanding the Co-Teaching Experience of Teachers: Negotiating Choice and Efficacy, Mary A. Garofalo

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Understanding High School English Learners’ Chronic Absenteeism, Patricia A. George

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How Does the High School Redesigned Learning Space Influence Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical Thinking, P. Erik Gundersen

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The Influence of an Interdisciplinary Elementary Curriculum on Student Outcomes: Providing Cognitive Student Learning Through an Integrated Approach, Ann Marie Harris

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An Exploration of Principal Perceptions of the Danielson Framework for Teaching in Providing Feedback and Improving Instructional Leadership, Stephen Hernon

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Trends in Pennsylvania 8th and 11th Grade Student Test Performance Since the Common Core Implementation, Lisa S. Hoban

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The Implementation and Operation of Three School-Based Health Centers in New Jersey, Joseph Howe

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The Influence of Open Access on Advanced Placement Achievement, Shanna Howell

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AP STEM Course-taking and College STEM Major Selection: An Examination of the Relationship and How It Differs by Gender and Race/Ethnicity, Elizabeth C. Jewett

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The Influence of Principal Leadership Behaviors on the Development of Professional Learning Communities In Title I and Non-Title I Schools, Alicia Kingcade

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The Effect of Participation in a Title V Program on Latinx Student Success at a Community College, Sara N. Lacagnino

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Determination of Predictors for Early Program Attrition in a Professional Master’s Level Athletic Training Education Program, Dawn M. Maffucci

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The Effect of Demographics on the Implementation of the Principal Walkthrough, Jason A. Marx

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A Comparative Study of Student Engagement Among STEM Majors at Women’s Colleges and Coeducational Institutions, Julie A. Mazur

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A Study of New Teachers' Perceptions of Their Induction Programs, Anne McGeehan

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The Effect of Coaching on Teachers’ Instructional Technology Use in a 1:1 Environment, Michael L. Mitchell

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The Influence of the Student Mobility Rate on Grade 3 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge Scores, Rose L. Morrisroe

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Administrator Perceptions of the Teacher Evaluation Process and Professional Development Programming in New Jersey Independent Schools, Marissa C. Muoio

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Dysphagia Management in the Public-School Setting: The Education and Training Needs of Public-School Speech-Language Pathologists, Natalie P. Neubauer

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Understanding the Academic Success of Black Caribbean Immigrant Students Who Have Earned a Graduate Degree at an Ivy League University, Sheila Newton Moses

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Identifying Factors That Influence the Continuing Education Choices of Municipal Police Officers, Sean O'Connor

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Near Adoption of Performance Based Funding: The Case of Connecticut, Oyewole A. Ogunkoya

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Examining STEM Undergraduate Persistence and the Differential Relationships Across Sex, Race, and Ethnicity Through Two-Factor Theory, Leo D. Pedraza

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The Predictive Power of Teacher Practice in Explaining Student Growth, Nick Pillsbury

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The Influence of Self-Efficacy on Job Satisfaction in New Jersey Public School Principals, Kerry L. Postma

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The Role of Secondary Education in Promoting Sustainable Development in the Caribbean and Latin America, Renee N. Richardson Rose

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Leaving STEM: An Examination of the STEM to Non-STEM Major Change and How the STEM Curriculum Relates to Academic Achievement in Non-STEM Fields, Zachary M. Romash

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Stratification, Tracking and Course-Taking Patterns: An Examination of the Impact of Mathematics Course Placement on Achievement in a Regional High School District, Charles B. Sampson

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A Gift from God: An Analysis of Social Media Policies Adopted by Catholic Institutions of Higher Education and How They Cover Faculty, McKenna L. Schray

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The Story of Growth: A Case Study of New Jersey Underperforming Underprivileged High School, Michelle L. Shelton

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Designing a Curriculum in Active Shooter Behavioral Indicators for Students in Institutions of Higher Education in the State of New Jersey, David J. Sierotowicz

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An Analysis of Interventions For Chronically Absent Students in Grade 6-8 Within Middle Schools in Somerset, New Jersey, Nicholas Solomon

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Does the PARCC Exam Alter the Landscape of a School in Grades 3-6 in the Areas of Evaluation, Curriculum, Staffing and Technology?, Michael Stefanelli

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The Influences of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) and Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D) Programs on Middle, Intermediate, and Upper School Students in the State of New Jersey in the 2016-2017 Academic Year, Renzo Accursio Trapani

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Arming America's K-12 Teachers, The Second Amendment and the Gun-Free School Zones Act: A Public Policy Analysis, Joseph R. Uliano

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The Influence of an Abstinence-Only Intervention on the Risk Behaviors of Urban Middle School Students, Alison J. Wakefield

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Catholic Identity and the Vocation of the Principal, Melissa Whelan

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An Analysis of a Mentoring Program in a Northern New Jersey School District, Marta Yafar-Werman

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The Effect of a Supplemental, Web Based Program on Student Achievement in a Suburban New York State School District, Matthew Younghans

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Technology Counts: Assessing Barriers of Integrating Technology into Instruction at a Private University in New Jersey, Benjamin Zirra

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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A Qualitative Study on Teachers' Perceptions of Co-Teaching in Inclusion Classrooms, Cheryl M. Banks

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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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Reducing Sexual Victimization on College Campuses: The Impact of a Collegiate-Level Human Sexual Behavior Course on Students’ Level of Sexual Assertiveness, Ashlee D. Carter

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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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The Effect of Mandating Algebra for all Students in Grade 8 versus Grade 9 in a Small Suburban K-12 School District in New Jersey, Peter Crawley

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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 Distributive Leadership, School Culture, and Teacher Self-Efficacy at the Middle School Level, Anthony L. DeMarco

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Practices that attribute to the success of boys: A study of Title I middle schools in Texas, Laura L. Duhon

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Perceptions: Are mandatory mentoring programs contributing to beginning teachers' retention in urban public school settings in Northern New Jersey?, Ronnie Estrict

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Black Middle Class Parental Investment In Their Children's Higher Education, Michael George Flanigan

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The Association of Principal Leadership Styles with Student Achievement in Traditional New Jersey Public Schools, Thomas J. Gallahue Jr.

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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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A Descriptive Study of School Climate and School Culture in Selected Public Secondary Schools in New Jersey and New York, James A. Horton Jr.

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Content Complexity in High School English: An Analysis of Common Core State Standards and Past Massachusetts Curriculum, Mark Jarmon

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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 Effect of Family Engagement on Parents' Abilities to Help Their Children with Math, Kathleen A. Kalena

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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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Institutional Aid and Net Tuition Revenue: Understanding the Relationship Across Private Institutions of Different Carnegie Classifications, Warren P. Lord

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The Relationship Between a School District's Administrative Information Technology Budget as Proportion of the Overall Undistributed Expenditures Budget and New Jersey 2016-2017 PARCC Performance, Peter S. Lutchko

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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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Narrative Inquiry Into the Barriers to and Facilitators of Teacher Implementation and Sustainability of Arts Integration in an Urban Public School District, Cheryl McClendon

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Institutional Mentorship for Bridge Program Students: Fostering Meaningful Engagement, Elizabeth Hoehn McDermott

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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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Engagement of STEM and Non-STEM Students: A Comparison between International and American Undergraduate Students, Reema Panwar