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

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

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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 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 Muoio

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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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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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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 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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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

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Theme-Based Lessons: Teacher Perceptions of a Theme-Based Approach and Its Influence on Student Engagement in Grades 3-8, Robin Penna-Baskinger

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Exploring the Influence of Mindfulness on Elementary-Aged Students Through the Lens of the Classroom Teacher: A Case Study, Angela Penna-Wilkos

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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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Chicago Public School Administrators' Experiences Implementing the Special Education Addendum, Aaron Rucker

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Organizational Induction: A Qualitative Study on Institutional Induction Programs for New Faculty in Independent School Communities, Jamie Nicole Segraves

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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

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Investigating Equity : An Evaluation of the Relationship of the NCAA’s APR Metric on Similarly Resourced Historically Black and Predominantly White NCAA Division-I Colleges and Universities, Ryan J.R. Westman

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Law Enforcement Employees’ Perceptions of Performance Appraisals in a Medium-Size, Suburban Police Department, Christopher C. Zimmerman

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