Doctoral research from the Ralph Wilson, Jr., School of Education Ed.D. program in executive leadership.

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Dissertations from 2017

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Giving Primacy to the Voice of Parents: A Qualitative Study of the Involvement of Parents of First-Generation College Students, Dawn L. Bruner

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Ethics in Higher Education: A Study of the Perceived Ethical Climate of Administrators and Faculty at a Higher Education Institution, Philip Rothman

Submissions from 2016

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Designing a Support System for College Students with ADD/ADHD/Executive Functioning Disorders, Pamina A. Abkowitz and Susan Schultz

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An Exploratory Analysis of the Perceptions of Persistence Factors Among High-Achieving Black Male Students in STEM Majors at a Four-Year Public College, Anthony D. Andrews Jr.

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Predicting First-Semester College Student Success at a Small Technology College, Robert Blanchet

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Servant Leadership and Cultural Characteristics as Predictors of Follower Engagement, George Bovenzi

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College Persistence: Young Military Veterans with PTSD, Rhonda M. Butler

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K-12 Christian School Sustainability: Leadership Practices, Neal Capone

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The Leadership Challenge and Roman Catholicism: An Exploration of Saint John Fisher, Bishop, Cardinal, and Martyr, Fr. Ross R. Chamberland O.F.M.

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Civil Liability and the Response of Police Officers: The Effect of Lawsuits on Police Discretionary Actions, Anthony P. Chiarlitti

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Examining Leadership Knowledge and Skills Development Opportunities for Physical Therapist Students: A Multiple Case Study Design, Elizabeth Clark

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Triadic Interaction between Social Cognitive Theory, Social Presence Theory, and Community of Inquiry: An Online Course Instructional Design Assessment Model Evaluating Students’ Perceptions of Social Presence, Collaborative Learning, Social Interaction, and Satisfaction with their Learning Experience, Jamie L. Cuda

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Students’ Perceptions of Restorative Conferences in an Urban High School, Robert DiFlorio

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Student Perceptions of Unpaid Internships in the Arts, Entertainment, and Media Industry: A Survey of Lower Income Students’ Ability to Participate in Internships, Denise F. DiRienzo

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The Efficacy of Short-Term Career and Technical Education Programs in the Western New York Area, John C. Geh

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Student Perspectives on Access to Career and Technical Education in an Urban School District, Wandah Gibbs

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Student Veteran Success: A Grounded Theory Study, Peter W. Granger

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African American Storytelling: A Vehicle for Providing Culturally Relevant Education in Urban Public Schools in the United States, Linda H. Humes

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Preschool Teacher Self-Efficacy in an Urban School District, Charles Joseph Infurna

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Essential in the Middle: Training, Preparation, and Development of Child Protection Middle Managers, Jacqueline R. Jeffrey

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Critical Conversations: How Independent School Alumni Describe the Schooling Experiences That Facilitated Their Understanding of Race and Ethnicity, Hassan Jones

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A Descriptive Study of Dual Enrollment in Public High Schools Enrolling Grades 9-12 in New York State and Implications for Policy Changes, Lynn M. Kattato

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Relationship Between College Students’ Knowledge of the Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes and Health Behaviors, Elizabeth Keida

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Navigating the Transition Between Military and College Life: Exploring College Veteran Help-Seeking Attitudes Toward Academic and Psychological Services, Matthew Michael LaLonde

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A Survey of the Educational Practices of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Implications for Cultural Sovereignty, Kimberly Lyman-Wright

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Graphic Novels and Critical Literacy Theory: Understanding the Immigrant Experience in American Public Schools, Michael Maloy

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Project-Based Learning in an Alternative High School: A Survey of Students’ Connection to School, Problem-Solving Skills, and College/Career Preparation, J. Francis Manning

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Words Matter: A Content Analysis Study of Public and Private Higher Education Mission Statements in the Middle States Region, Trina Marie Marquez

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College Experiences and the Socially Responsible Leadership Skills of Community College Students, Ann Marrott Hamann

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Experiences and Perceptions of Full-Time, Non-Tenure-Track Faculty at a Four-Year University, Alvin C. Merritt Boyd III

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The Effectiveness of the Rising STARR Sophomore Program on Sophomore Slump, Lisa-Ann M. O'Connor

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Female Veterans Transition to College, Diane Recinos

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Effects of a Virtual Church on the Perceived Spiritual Well-Being of the Elderly: A Qualitative Study of Participants in a Virtual Religious Community, Sonia L. Russell

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Community College Developmental Mathematics Classrooms: Understanding Supportive Faculty Strategies and Impact on Student Success, Rachel Santiago

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An Examination of Information Literacy: A Survey of Community College Faculty, Jamie D. Smith

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Grandsons’ Sense of Resiliency When Raised by African American Grandmothers, Nikki Stewart

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An Examination of the Health Promoting Behavior of African American Women, Donna J. Thomas

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A Qualitative Descriptive Study Examining the Current State of the New York 4-H Program From a Leader’s Perspective, Megan E. Tifft

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Differences in Organizational Commitment Between Male and Female Coaches at the High School Level, Gregory V. Voloshin

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Leading Growth: A Grounded Theory Study of Superintendent Strategies to Support Student Growth, Terry L. Ward

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Effectiveness of the Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program in Preparing Premedical Students for a Career in Medicine, Elizabeth A. Wilson-Anstey

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Perceptions of Significance Regarding Prenatal Care Among Multiparous Maternal Patients, Susan E. Wurzer Gustafson

Dissertations from 2015

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Working Nine to Five: A Qualitative Research Study Examining the Interview Behaviors of a Young Adult Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sherill N. Anderson

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An Exploration into the Phenomena Behind Post-Secondary Higher Education and Its Implications on Employability, and Constructive Lifestyle Changes Among Formerly Incarcerated Individuals, Samuel Arroyo

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An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Former US Army Personnel and their Perspectives on Toxic Leadership, Joseph Asbery

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Transformational Leadership: Transmitting an Educational Reform Agenda in a Low Performing Urban Middle School Using Innovative Strategies, such as Hip-Hop and High Interest Curriculum, Shango A. Blake

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A Comprehensive Approach to Improving Student Attendance, Roshon R. Bradley

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Informal Kinship Caregivers of Children with an Incarcerated Mother: A Resource Examination Across Five Levels, Tammy Butler

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“Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?” The African American Student Experience with Academic Discourse in a Community College, Ebony Caldwell

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Analysis of a Retention Program Implementing an Increased Time-On-Task Teaching Strategy for Sixth and Seventh Grade Students Within a Small City School District in Orange County, New York, Andrea L. Caputo

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The Utilization of Client-Based Service-Learning Applications in Emergency Management Graduate Curricula for the 21st Century, Thomas J. Carey III

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The Role of Racial-Ethnic Identity and Family Socialization on Student Engagement: Latino Youth in Select New York City Independent Schools, Sandra Kei Chapman

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Financial Narratives of U.S. Biotechnology Companies Before, During, and After the Great Recession, James W. Clark

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“Sometimes the jocks are the nerds…if that makes sense”: Boys’ Practice of Intra-gender Policing in a High School Where Staff Suggest Inclusivity, Kelly Clark

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Assessing Student Perception and Impact of the Use of In-Class Tutoring Support, Cathleen J. Dotterer

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Social Capital and College Preparatory Frameworks A Qualitative Study, Morgan B. Freeman

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Alumni Giving: Incentives and Group Behavior, Christopher Greaves

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Single-Gender Educational Environments Serving African American Males: A Strategy for Closing the Achievement Gap, Angela P. Green

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Elementary School Principals’ Experiences Working with Autism Spectrum Disorder Students in an Urban Setting: A Grounded Theory Study, Kimberly M. Harris

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The Importance of Developing Leadership Skills in Grades 6-8 Middle School Students From the Perspective of Administrators, Teachers, and Students, Esther Haynes-Tross

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Measures of Success: Developing an Understanding of Students Enrolled in Community College Educational Opportunity Programs in the State University of New York System, Christopher Lawrence Hockey

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Graduation Rates of URM Students in STEM Disciplines: An Examination of Institutional Differences at Selected Four Year Campuses within a Large System of Public Higher Education, Carlos Nelson Medina

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Structural Empowerment: A Qualitative Inquiry Into the Work Life of the Oncology Nurse, Altagracia Mota

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A Grounded Theory Study of the Prophet Muhammad’s Leadership Behaviors: A Model for Islamic School Principals, Asif I. Padela

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Residential Programs for Chronically Homeless Adults: Exploring How One Nonprofit Agency Transitioned from a Treatment First to a Housing First Model, Camilla Peters

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A Phenomenological Study of First-generation Latino Graduates of Community College and Protective Factors of Academic Resilience, Homiler Elie Phanor

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Ways of Knowing, Learning, and Being: Exploration of the Educational Culture, Learning Experiences, and the Persistence of Male Students in Associate Degree Nursing Programs in New York State, Loretta G. Quigley

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Teacher Attitudes Toward Collaboration in an Independent Elementary School to Improve Instructional Practice, Stephanie A. Royal

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Effective Teacher Practices in Community College Online Instruction: An Exploratory Sequential Mixed-Methods Study, Katharine Rumrill-Teece

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Indirect Victimization and Community Violence Exposure: An Examination of Urban Public School Graduates and Getting Through, A. Najah Salaam Jennings-Bey

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School Principal Support: A Qualitative Study of Teachers’ Lived Experiences in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Schools, Larry C. Schmiegel

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Coordinated Instruction in Tier 2 Response to Intervention (RTI): An Examination of the Association Between Coordinated Math Instruction for Tier 2 RTI and the General Education Classroom at the Secondary Level, Timothy R. Shafer

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New York City Early College High Schools: Perceptions of College Presidents and High School Principals on Benefits and Institutional Values, Earl G. Simons

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Examining the Retention of African American Males in Ninth Grade as a Roadblock to Graduation: Charting Student Perceptions, Tracy Smith

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Emotional Intelligence and Employee Engagement: A Quantitative Study to Explore the Relationship between the Emotional Intelligence of Frontline Managers and Supervisors and the degree of Employee Engagement of their Direct Reports in a Tertiary Care Health Care Setting, Derrick Suehs

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Supporting Autism Spectrum Disorder Students With Their Academic and Social Transition at Community Colleges, Tasheka Sutton-Young

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Identifying the Building Blocks of Disruptive Innovation in Cornell Cooperative Extension: A Grounded Theory, Andrew S. Turner

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The Extent to Which Annual Professional Performance Reviews Change Classroom Instructional Practice: A Sequential Mixed-Methods Study of Teacher Evaluations in Central New York, Susan T. Vickers

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Adolescent Mindfulness Interventions: A Meta-Analysis of the Effects on Anxiety and Depression, Mary M. Volkomer

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The Resiliency of Nursing Students in an Accelerated Program., Judy Wolfe

Dissertations from 2014

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A List of Core Skills and Knowledge Necessary for Parents of Children Birth to Five Years Old with Autism, as Prioritized by Practitioners with a Behavioral Perspective, Rachel Albone-Bushnell

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The College Union and a Sense of Community for Students in Public Higher Education: Is there a Relationship?, Leah A. Barrett

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How Do College Homeland Security Curricula Prepare Students for Homeland Security?, John G. Comiskey

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Facing the Controversy: A Grounded Theory Study of How Teachers Plan to Address Climate Change in Their Classrooms, Thomas J. Frankie

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Authentic Leadership in Higher Education: Influencing the Development of Future Leaders, Sherry Fraser

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Personal and Institutional Investment Required: The Relationship between Commitment and Persistence for Underrepresented First-Year Community College Students, Renée Freeman-Butler

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Connecting Opportunity: Leaders' Perceptions of Cross-Sector Collaboration Focused on Disconnected Youth in Westchester County, New York: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, Marian Gryzlo

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Campus Personnel's Perceptions of International Student Support Services at Special Focus Institutions of Higher Education, Nori Jaffer

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The Impacts of Serious Game Play on the Study Habits of the Community College Student: An Exploratory Study, Owen W. Johnston

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Professional Development for Middle School Math and New Standards Curriculum: Current Experiences of Teachers and Administrators, Rachel M. Kluth

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Reading Motivation, Parent Engagement, and Student Engagement as it Relates to Reading Achievement of Urban Adolescents, Arabelle LaCroix

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Navigating Straight Waters: The Lived Experience of How Out, White Gay Males Have Successfully Navigated the College Presidential Search Process, Bil Leipold

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Home Language Literacy Development for Primary-Grade, Spanish-Speaking, English-Language Learners in Dual-Language Programs, Michele Liguori-Alampi

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The Role of the Principal in Improving Student Achievement in Low-Wealth Rural Elementary Schools, Mark D. Linton

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The Transtheoretical Model and Stages of Change: Predicting the Accuracy of the Stages of Change Scale for Early Education and Care 2.0 Self-Report Form, Lynn M. Lubecki

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Parent Link: A Correlational Analysis of Students' Perceptions of Parental Engagement and Student Grade Point Average, Attendance, and Attitudes Toward School, Georgette Malcolm

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Factors That Latino High School Students Identify as Influencing Their Graduation From an Urban High School and Their Decision to Enter a Post-Secondary Institution, Nellie Martinez

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Exploring the Essence of the Civil–Military Gap: An Interpretative Phenomenological Study of High School Administrators’ Feelings Related to JROTC, Ulises Miranda III

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From Integration to Resegregation: Examining the Role of Black Clergy as 21st Century Leaders in Public Education Reform, Darren M. Morton

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Recognizing the Voice of the Other Peacemakers: Leadership Authenticity Narratives from Women Interfaith Organizational Leaders, Rashid Muhammad