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

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Dissertations from 2015

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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

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Seeing the World Through Deaf Eyes: Chile Study-Abroad Experiences of Deaf Students, Joan Marie Naturale

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Language Diversity and Leadership, Deborah Oliverio-Olivieri

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Factors Influencing the Strategic Management of Graduate Health Care Distance Education Programs: The Search for a Competitive Advantage, Jean-Nicolas Poirier

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Emergency Crisis Knowledge Management to Affect Customer Service Response, Judith A. Riggs

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The Impact Collaborative Data Analysis has on Student Achievement and Teacher Practice in High School Mathematics Classrooms in Suburban School Districts in the Mid-West Region of New York, Michelle M. Ryan

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Evaluating an Academic Support Program for Urban At-Risk College Students at a Private Urban College, Stephen Schultheis

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Examining Access Barriers to Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter Services for Transgender Identified Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence in New York State, Carla M. Smith

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Are We Prepared to Hear Them All? Examining the Relationship Between Substance Abuse Counselors' Knowledge of the Models of Disability and the Self-Assessment of Their Cultural Competance Working with Deaf Sign-Langauge Users, Angelia Smith-Wilson

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Resiliency in Emergency Department Nurses, Sarah Tubbert

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The Impact of an Integrated Electronic Health Record Adoption on the Quality of Nursing Care Delivered, AnneMarie Walker-Czyz

Dissertations from 2013

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Does Size Really Matter? An Investigation of Academic Advisor Job Satisfaction at Small, Medium, and Large Institutions of Higher Education, Carol J. Alleyne

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An Analysis of the Perceptions of the Legal Profession through the Eyes of Dissatisfied Consumers of Legal Services in Manhattan, NY: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Caprice A. Alves

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Assessment of Organizational Culture in Chiropractic Education and its Influence on the Implementation of Revised Accreditation Standards, Karen A. Bobak

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The Keystone Grade: Successful Sixth Grades in Westchester County, NY, Jonathan Brown

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Factors Affecting Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students’ Selection of a Deaf-Serving Institution: Deaf Identity Influences on College Choice, Pamela L. Carmichael

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Franchise Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Relationship Between Levels of Success in a National Logistics Franchise System and Its Dominant Leadership Style, John C. Cary

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Influences of the Misuse of Social Media on the Evolution of Adolescent Cyberbullies, Marguerita Geralyn Circello

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Soy Mi Cuento: Latina Students Bridging Multiple Worlds in Independent Schools, Lillian Díaz-Imbelli

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College Student Behaviors, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Late-Night, Alcohol-Free Programming., Joshua M. Fegley

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Count Them In: A Quantitative Investigation into the Relationship and Differences Between Minority Youth Leadership Capacity and School Factors, LaTasha R. Hamlett

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Analysis of Ethical Management Policies for use of CCTV on College Campuses, Jeannine M. Jennette

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An Examination of At Risk High School Students' Perceptions of the Factors that Foster Resiliency in Their Suburban High School, Dionne Johnson-Olamiju

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Cultivating Educational Resilience in Students Experiencing Multiple Grade Retention, Debra Lamb

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A Study of Latino Parent Involvement Practices in the United States, Marcia Lawrence

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The Relationships Between Job Characteristics and Job Satisfaction Among Call Center Workers., Carly M. Leblanc

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Nature of Deaf Mentoring Dyads: Role of Subjugated Knowledge, Jason D. Listman

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Bridging Race and Deafness: Examining the First-year Experiences of Black Deaf Students at a Predominately White Hearing College, Mary Karol Matchett

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New York City Principals’ Satisfaction with the Public School Network Support at One At-Risk Network Over a Three-Year Period, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012, Varleton McDonald

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The Effect of Service Dog Partnership on the Mental Health Status of United States Veterans: A Quantitative Analysis Using the SF-36v2 Mental Health Survey, Colleen McLaughlin

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Faith Development in Higher Education: The Role of the Mentor, Roy W. Minnix

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A Comparative Analysis of Emergency Management Decision-Making Skills of School Officials: The Impact of Training on Perspectives and Performance, Matthew Miraglia

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The Influence of Financial Performance on Higher Education Academic Quality, Marilee Kaye Montanaro

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How Expert Teachers in Community Colleges Describe the Process of Becoming Master Teachers, Gloria A. Morgan

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Implementing Innovation with Ambidextrous Leadership in Small and Medium Enterprises., Deborah L. Pearce

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How School Principals' Perspectives of Hidden Curriculum Affect Title I Middle Schools, Kimberlee B. Pierre

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An Examination of Community College Black Male Student Athletes' Perceptions of Student Support Services and Identifying Methods for Improving Service Delivery, Charles W. Richburg III

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Examining the Montessori Lower Elementary Education as Pedagogy for Peace: A Study of an Alternative Framework to Address Bullying in Schools, Vanessa M. Rigaud

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Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Students on Community College Campuses: Coming-Out and Self-Actualization, Adam L. Rockman

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Examining Perceptions of Successful Black College Males: An Analysis of Their Experiences with Successfully Enrolling, Retaining, and Persisting Toward Graduation at St. John’s University, James Salnave

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Charter School Leadership: The Leadership Affects of the Transition from Public School Administration to Charter School Administration, Colleen Seivright-Crawford

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How African-American Ex-Offenders Successfully Negotiate Their Socially Disorganized Environments into Which They are Returned After Incarceration: As Reflected in Their Own Words, Tisha M. Smith

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Cross-Cultural Competence in Transnational Medical Education Partnership, Greta Rosalie Strong

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Unveiling a Path to Head Start Turnaround: Investigating How Head Start Directors Transform Low-performing Programs into High-performing Programs, Seanelle Tracy

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The Impact of Separationist Models of Instructional Support on the Self-Efficacy Perceptions of Latino English Language Learners, Brenda Triplett

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The Relationship between Entrepreneurial Orientation and Organizational Effectiveness: An Analysis of How Entrepreneurial Orientation is Manifested in the Nonprofit Context, Philip C. Uncapher

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Researching Organizational Identity A Study of Catholic Human Service Organizations, Ellen T. Wayne

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Shifting the Conversation: The Lived Experiences of Teachers within Tier 2 of Response to Intervention, Elizabeth A. Wesolowski

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Lessons Learned from College-Educated, Employed Black Male Mentors: A Qualitative Anti-Deficit Study of College Persistence and Career Success, Cecil Wright

Dissertations from 2012

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Self-Perceptions of Senior African Americans Who Participate in Formal Volunteering, Monique C. Adams

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The Voices, Views, and Experiences of 13 Nonresident African American Fathers, David Asbery

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Understanding How the Social and Cultural Capital of Certified Nursing Assistants Interacts within the Nursing Home Culture, Linda M. Baier

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Student-Teacher Trust Relationships and Student Performance, Cheryl A. Basch

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Testing the Strength of the Safety Net: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Recipients’ Persistence at LaGuardia Community College, Michael A. Baston

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Movement is Medicine: The Effect of a Structured Mobility Program on Functional Decline in Hospitalized Older Adults, Marie J. Bell

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Strategies and Actions used by STEM Degree Seeking Adult, Full-time, Undergraduates: A Grounded Theory Study, Adwoa Boateng

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The Critical Elements in the Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of An Anti-bullying Policy for School Districts, Dwight Bonk

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The Relationship Between Extended Learning Time (ELT) and ELA Assessment Scores of Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Fourth Grade Students in New York State’s Big Five Cities, Catalina Castillo

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Mu Kappa Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.: An Ethnographic Study of Academic Persistence and Personal Development, Joseph Cordero

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School Board Members’ Perceptions of Superintendent Leadership Behaviors in Upstate New York, Linda Rae Doty

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Cross Practitioner Inter-rater Variability: Grading of Adverse Skin Reactions after Radiation Therapy, Carleen A. Evans

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The Perception of Teachers and Refugee Parents Regarding Refugee Children’s Education: A Parent Involvement Study, Fawzia Fazily

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Increasing Small Business Success in America: A Hermeneutical Phenomenological Study of Why Small Business Owners Started a Business and How They Define and Measure Success, S. Scott Ferguson

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An Examination of the Relationship and Correlations Among Standardized Reading Test Scores, the Academic Success of Students, and the Completion of a Remedial Reading Course at a Mid-Sized Suburban Community College, Ellen M. Gambino

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Examining the Kouzes and Posner Leadership Practices of Elementary Principals in Central New York, Dean F. Goewey

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The Impact of Student Race in the Determination of Eligibility of Emotional Disturbance as Recommended by School Psychologists: Implications for the Disproportionate Representation of African-American Males in Special Education, Shirley JA. Green

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Retirement Ready or Not: Psychosocial Factors that Influence the Decision to Delay Retirement Among Workers 60 and Older in Westchester County, Dozene Z. Guishard

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Investigation on Shared and Consolidation of Services in Westchester County School Districts and Municipalities to Reduce the Property Tax Burden, Luisa M. Iadeluca

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Ninety Percent of Life Is Just Showing Up—Evaluation of Mathematics Achievement Levels Among High School Dropouts, Satish Jagnandan