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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We Are Family: Exploring Sense of Community for College Students With and Without Hidden Disabilities, Pamina A. Abkowitz

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Environmental Education in the Public Sphere: Comparing Practice with Psychosocial Determinants of Behavior and Societal Change, Chris A. Bolt

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An Analysis of Factors That Affect African American Women with Mental Illness, Marguerite Brown

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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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Measuring the Impact of Three Different Co-Teaching Models on Student Test Results in Ninth-Grade Algebra I, Amy Marie Cermele

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School Boards and Team Learning: A Phenomenological Study of the Beliefs of School Board Presidents in Central New York, Mary K. Coughlin

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A Case Study of Highly Effective Transfer School Principals Serving Low-Income African American Students in an Urban Setting, Katwona Dennis-Warren

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The Impact of Incivility on Hospital-Based Student Nurses, Retention as Licensed Registered Nurses and Their Post-Graduation Employment Choices, Melissa Di Natale

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Barriers to Pursuing the Role of Head of School as Perceived by Female Administrators in Independent Schools, Kathleen Gallagher

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Music and Dementia: A Caregiver’s Perspective of the Effects of Individualized Music Programming on Quality of Life for Seniors Living in Assisted Living Environments, David James Gentner

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Is Complementary and Alternative Medicine Effective in Reducing Self-Reported Anxiety Symptoms in College Students?, Hollie M. Hall

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Measuring the Effects of Youth Participation in a Government-Funded, Urban After-School Employment and Training Program: A Case Study Summative Evaluation, DaMia Harris-Madden

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From Behind the Lens: Police Officer Perceptions as Body-Worn Cameras are Introduced Into the New York City Police Department, Kishon C. Hickman Sr.

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K-2 Teacher Perception of Anxiety, Beth Kramer

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The Persistence of Black Male Community College Students and the Impact of Preconceived Attitudes and Behaviors of Faculty, Joshua A. Martin

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A Qualitative Study of the Implementation of an Evidence-Based Program in a K-12 Setting, Terrance McCarthy

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Continuous Improvement in Higher Education: A Change Model Using Predictive Analytics to Achieve Organizational Goals, Mary McLean

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Adjunct Faculty on the Fringes: The Quest for Recognition and Support in Community Colleges, Amy Mech

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Examining the Development and Implementation of Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans through the Experiences of School Personnel, Chastity R. Murray

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Being Able to Be Stable: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Behavior and Motivation Predictors that Promote Long-Term Weight-loss Maintenance, Rose M. Nichols

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Whom Do I Trust? Measuring Principals’ Trust in Major Stakeholders Correlated to Leadership Behaviors in High Poverty Middle Schools, Liza Ortiz

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A Mixed Methods Approach to Using Collaborative and Proactive Solutions with Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders while Applying the Self-Determination Theory, Andrea J.M. Rock

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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

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From Poverty to Economic Independence: An Examination of Factors Contributing to Success and Self-Sufficiency among Black Male Family Self-Sufficiency Program Participants, Nathaniel V. Sheppard

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A Mentorship Model for Nursing Faculty in a Hospital-Based Associate Degree Nursing Program, Patricia Spoto

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Teaching, Leading, and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom, Karen A. Tesik

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Leading for Good in the Impulse Society, Kimberly Townsend

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Impact of the New York State Tax Levy Cap on School Districts’ Financing: A Retrospective and Prospective Analysis, Ann Vaccaro-Teich CPA

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E-leadership in Practice: The Components of Transformational Leadership in Virtual Business Environments, Wei X. Vought

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Pathways to Success at Four-Year Institutions as Perceived by Black First-Generation College Students, Raymond L. Warren Jr.

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Defining Shared Values in Patient-Centered Care: A Case Study, Nancy J. Williams

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The Relationship Between Expressed Creative Problem-Solving Preference and Divergent Thinking Attitudes, Jona A. Wright

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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The Impact of Interscholastic Athletic Participation on Academic Success, Carlos M. Cotto Jr.

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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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Exploring the Disciplinary Attitudes and Practices of New York City Public Elementary School Principals Towards Students Living in Poverty and the Impact on Black Males, Susan M. Green

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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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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