Research and scholarship by Masters students in the Ralph Wilson School of Education at St. John Fisher College. This chiefly consists of Masters theses.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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What Non-Specific Vocabulary is Important on Standardized Tests? A Look at the New York State Living Environment Exam, Jessica Hosier

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The Home Literacy Environment and Kindergarten Literacy Skills: A Case Study, Michele Izzo

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What strategies can teachers use to identify titles and authors that accurately represent African American culture? How do students respond to these titles?, Nkechi L. Jelks

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Strategies to Build Vocabulary, Lydia C. Juskiw

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What are the Benefits of Blogging in the Elementary Classroom?, Chelsea Lamonica

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Using Wordless Books to Help Emergent Literacy Skills, Jennifer E. Marron

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Skills Acquired Through Personal Narrative Writing Instruction, Samantha J. Martin

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Methods That Benefit Emergent Readers in Learning and Applying Sight Vocabulary in Context, Megan McElheran

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Student, Parent, and Teacher Contributions to the Creation of an Effective Middle to High School Transition Program, Kimberly Meyn

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Positive Behavior Supports, Michelle Miley

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Parental Involvement and Children's Literacy Success, Karyl Milly

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The Individualization of Instruction among Literacy Coaches, Elissa Mitchell

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Closing the Gap Brain Based Teaching and Learning Techniques, Cheryl Newton

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The Benefits of Podcasting in the Literacy Classroom, Stephanie Pignato

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The Effects of Divorce and Non-Nuclear Families on Educational Achievement and Attainment, Andrew Purdie

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Series Books and Their Effect on Reader Development, Dana Randisi

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Guided Reading Strategies for Reading Comprehension, Nicole Richardson

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Improving the Experience and Satisfaction of Leaders and Staff in Clusters and Merged Parishes., Karen M. Rinefierd

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Scaffolding Support for Second Language Learners, Aylin Rivera

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Truancy: Causes, Effects, and Solutions, Bill Rivers

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How can the use of Technology enhance writing in the classroom?, Lisa Sandolo

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The Home Environment And Its Impact on Literacy Development, Amy Sawyer

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Reinforcement, Recognition, and Celebrations in the Workplace., Niki Scarpetta

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Using Online Content Creation Technology with Struggling Readers, Alexandra Schenk

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Turning It On and Off: Finding Middle Ground between Home and School Discourses, Kamaria J. Simmons

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Reading Motivation Among Fifth Grade Students, Jillian Stenger

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Conceptual Understanding and Retention of Vocabulary for Visual Learners, Nicki Stocking

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Theory and Practie: Searching for Critical Literacy Skills in Urban Middle School Students, Benjamin Stopka

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Complex Communication Needs Augmentative and Alternate Forms of Communication, Christine Teddy

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Factors that Influence Students' Motivation to Read Across Grade Levels, Kathrine Torres

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Classroom Management in the Urban Setting, Vanessa Van Orden

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Motivating Students to Read through Project Based Learning, Kelly Walsh

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Reading Motivation: The Difference Between Boys and Girls, Jacqueline Willoughby

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The influence of improved literacy on understanding in high school biology Using specific strategies to improve literacy and science comprehension, Edward Winslow

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Correlation Between Parent Involvement And Student Success, Steven Wooden

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Decoding, Deciphering, and Applying Skills: Increasing understanding on Mathematical word problems, Brenda Seely Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Respect in Inner City Schools, Nicole Baccanti

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Overrepresentation of Minority Students Enrolled In Special Education, Katie Bower

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Merit and Performance-Based Pay, Nathan A. Bramble

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Identifying, Diagnosing, and Interventions for Children with Autism, Amy Campbell

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The Achievement Gap, Amy C. Ciaccia

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Co-Teaching in Today's Schools, Carolyn Colombo

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Self-Harm and Self-Injurious Behaviors in Female Adolescents: A Silent Epidemic, A Review in Literature, Tess Dancause

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Developing Hewitt Associates' Leaders through a Global Leadership Forum, Tafra DeBisschop

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The Effects of The Workplace Covenant ™ at Frontier Communications Corporation: A Case Study, Joanne Enright

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Citizenship in the Inclusive Environment, Katie Girvin

Citizenship in the Inclusive Environment, Katie Girvin

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The Questions and Answers in the Correlation of Socioeconomic Status and Education, Jennifer Horton

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Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism-Spectrum Disorders, Stephanie Kacurovski

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Promoting Self-Determination for Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, David J. Landers

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Educational Portfolios, Kelly LaPolla

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Workplace preferences and expectations of Generation Y, Victoria Larysz

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Implementing an Effective Communication Strategy at a Small Organization in Transition, Debra M. Marshall

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Response to Intervention, David Moore

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Intensity of Applied Behavioral Analysis Across Grade Levels, Brenna Murphy

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Is Inclusion Effective?, Allison Murray

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Mainstreaming, The Foundation for Inclusion, Corie Muzza

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Do Students with Disabilities Successfully Transition into the Work Force or Postsecondary Education?, Kathleen M. Philbin

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Employee Engagement: A Brief Explanation, Louise J. Rombaut

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On Followership, Karen M. Schwind

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The Added Value of a Chief Learning Officer to an Organization, James VonBramer

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The Value and Effectiveness that an Inclusive Setting has on Students with Down Syndrome, Jessica Weiser

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Integrated Services in the Inclusive Classroom, Stephanie Wojcik

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Ten Effective Teaching Practices for Students with Asperger's Syndrome, Kristen Zeppetella

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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An Organizational Assessment of Motivation and Performance in the Workplace, Alexis Arnold

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How to Overcome a Negative Work Environment., Gretchen Bird Bennett

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Emotional Intelligence: A Literature Review, J. Fuller Blair

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Developing a New Hire Orientation at Centra Using Best Practices, Laura Caraballo

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Impact of Strategic Planning on Parish Ministries, Augustine K. Chumo Fr.

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Program Evaluation: Peer Advisor Program, Katherine M. Dayton

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Mediation vs. Arbitration: An Analysis of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Workplace, Jamin J. Felice

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The Benefits of Early Intervention, Marybeth Fortunato

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The Impact of Bullying on Individual and Organizational Performance, Matthew Goodwin

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"Perceptions Toward Work" Leading to Empowerment, Stephanie Ketterl and Amanda Locke

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Leadership Development For Civil Servants, LaQuanna N. McCloud

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Good to Great in 2008: An Organizational Assessment Report, Christine Morillo

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Efficient Meetings in Organizations, Louise Motyka

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Music's Influence on Cognitive Development, Julie Nicolich

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Master of Science in Human Resource Development, Kelly Niedermaier

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Social Development in Elementary Aged Children in Self-Contained and Inclusive Settings, Lindsay O'Halloran

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Empowering Maasai Women in Ngong Catholic Diocese, Kenya: Training and Imparting Empowerment Techniques, John Orenge Omboga Fr.

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Academic Interventions for Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder A Review of the Literature and Capstone Project, Lauma Pirvics

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ls There a Positive Correlation between Socioeconomic Status and Academic Achievement?, Tiffany Quagliata

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Issues that Mature Workers Face in the Work Place, Peggy Robinson-Wims

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Does Cooperative Learning Increase Participation in the Classroom?, Amanda Saunders

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The Education of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Today's Schools, Matthew Spreter

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Toward Training and Learning Communication, Sequetta F. Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The Interaction of Organizational Culture and Change, Scott A. Baldwin

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An Examination of Long Tenure in Non-Profit Organizations: Keeping Valuable Employees with Diminishing Resources. A Case Study of Retention of Quality Workers in Non-Profits, Kiya L. Brown

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Managing Communication During a Change Effort, Penny Emery

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"Do Summer Reading Programs Prevent Regression in Literacy in Primary Age Students?", Amanda Kent

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Modern Effective Leadership/Supervisory Skills Development for Those Who Serve in the Catholic Church: Instructional Designed Training Program, Robert Stephen Lujula

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The Effectiveness of a Training and Developmental Program: The Ins and Outs of What Makes Effective Training Happen, Emily Martinez-Vogt

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What Pertinent Skills and Strategies Do Paraeducators Need In Order To Provide Effective and Meaningful Support To A Child With Autism In Public School Classrooms?, Cheryl Phillips

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An Evaluation of the Collegial Coaching Program at Rush-Henrietta School District, Lauren Rubin

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The Impact of Learning Styles on Boy's Motivation and its Effect on Reading Performance, Mayrola Rubio

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Is Inclusion Beneficial in the General Educational Classroom? A Capstone Paper, Stephanie Schubmehl

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Long Term Effects of a High Quality Preschool Education: Does good Early Childhood Education Prevent Students from Dropping out of High School?, Eshetu Setegn

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A Study of Culture and Conflict Management Styles of Community College Employees, Jennifer A. Sheridan

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The Strengths and Weaknesses of Segregated School Settings, Sandra M. Sweeney