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Dissertations from 2022

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An Exploratory Study of Conversational Discourse Produced by Persons with Aphasia Using Speech Function Analysis, Christa M. Akers

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A Critical Exploration of Ideology and Agency in Intensive Motherhood Literature, Maya Autret

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Analyzing the Reported Professional Learning of Ninth-Grade Teachers Participating in an Interdisciplinary Team, Glynnis J. Childress

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Finding the Means : The Bilingual Disparity in Semantic Context Use for Processing, Iyad Ghanim

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Preservice Teacher Action Research : Making Meaning and Generating Knowledge Through Inquiry, Rachel Ginsberg

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A Grounded Theory of White Counselors’ Antiracist Counseling Identity Development, Renee M. Shand-Lubbers

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Languaging School into Being : A Discourse Analysis of Online ELA Classes Within the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Jason Christopher Toncic

Dissertations from 2021

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Latino/a Adults with Down Syndrome Make Sense of Family While Growing Up in a Bilingual Home, Linda M. Baron Cortes

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Assessing the Association of Acculturation, Racial Discrimination, Social Support, and Breastfeeding Intention with Postpartum Depression: Findings from the 2012-2014 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Among Latinas, Diana L. Cabezas

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Understanding the Core Practices of the Student Teaching Practicum Within the Student Teacher/Cooperating Teacher Relationship: Constructing A Framework for the Student Teaching Practicum Using an Ethic of Care, Candice Chiavola

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The Influence of Student Disciplinary Participation in Post-Secondary Education on Career Decision Self-Efficacy, Jerry S. Collins

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New Teacher Induction : Locating New Teacher Needs to Co-Construct Induction Programs, Thomas M. D’Elia

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Mining Social Media and Structured Data in Urban Environmental Management to Develop Smart Cities, Xu Du

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College Transition : Voices of First-Generation Minority STEM Students, Grazia Gangitano

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Leaders of the New School: Exploring the Origins of Leadership Qualities in First Generation Black Male College Students, Rahjaun J. Gordon

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Effect of Abiotic Factors on Enzyme Activity in Brownfield Soils, Diane Hagmann

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Community-Scale Beach Nourishment and Groin Construction Decisions Along Human-Modified Coasts : The Interplay Between Socioeconomics, Coordination, Tourism, and Shoreline Change, Arye Max Janoff

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A Geo-Economic Framework for Dune Construction and Long-Term Coastal Resiliency in New Jersey, Jesse Charles Kolodin

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Secondary Teachers’ Noticing of Students’ Mathematical Thinking as They Participate in a Professional Development Program Centered on Task-Based Student Interviews, Gurkan Kose

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Teaching the New Majority : Addressing Race and Racism through Culturally Responsive Teaching, Graziela Lobato-Creekmur

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Queering Feminist Facilitation : A Culture Circle Discusses Gender & Sexuality, Kelly E. Lormand

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Sibling Relationship Quality and Its Link to Flourishing Among Emerging Adults, Shannon P. Lummer-Aikey

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Race Matters : When Middle/High School Teachers Engage in Participatory Activist Research on the Power of Stories to Disrupt Racism, Janice M. Marsili

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Fostering Mathematical Creativity Among Middle School Mathematics Teachers, Ceire H. Monahan

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Transitioning Secondary Mathematics Pedagogy Towards Reform-Oriented Practice Through Coteaching, Jessica Tybursky Nuzzi

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Exploring Trauma, Loss, and Posttraumatic Growth in Poles Who Survived the Second World War and Their Descendants, Alexandra Rush

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Sustainability of Hard Apple Cider : An Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment, Meghann N. Smith

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Culturally Responsive Instructional Coaching : Accessing Student Voice during a Co-Generated Lesson Plan, Jacqueline Stone

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The Cases They Carry : A Narrative Analysis of Crisis Counselors Working in Behavioral Health Emergency Settings, Rachel E. Sugerman

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Professional Capital Across the Careers of Four Veteran Teachers, Stephanie Brown Tarnowski

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Exploring Educators’ Decisions During the Era of New Professionalism : Teachers and Administrators Dialoguing Together in a Performance-Based Pay School District, Nicholas V. Vancheri

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Understanding Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) and Green Infrastructure Interaction in New Jersey : An Economic Analysis, Taylor J. Wieczerak

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Navigating Inquiry Group Professional Learning for In-Service Teachers With Mainstreamed English Language Learners : A Practitioner Action Research Study, Jennifer Wnuk

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Sensemaking for Equity and Agency : STEM Teacher Learning Through a Community of Practice Model, Karen Anne Woodruff

Dissertations from 2020

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Antisemitism Today and Its Relationship to Jewish Identity and Religious Denomination, Michaela Ambrosius

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The Spatial Economics of Clean Energy in New Jersey, Anthony J. Bevacqua

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The Influence of Heteronormativity on Sexual Health Disparities in Queer and Heterosexual Women, Jacqueline Bible

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Video Case Materials and the Development of Collective Professional Knowledge, Victoria D. Bonaccorso

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"People Think It's Easy Because I Smile, But It's Not Easy" : A Phenomenological Study of Single Parents/Guardians Raising an Adolescent Who is Enrolled in Special Education and Engaging in Risk Behaviors, Shaniqua J. Bradley

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From Social Exclusion to Social Inclusion : A Feminist Action Research Intervention for Low Income Latina Mothers, Diana Cedeño

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Troubling Paradise : Exploring the Sexual Identity Development Experiences of Same-Gender Loving West Indians, Nicole A. J. Christian

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The Impact of Social Support, School Connectedness, and Community Organization on Academic Achievement Among Black & Hispanic Adolescents in an Urban Low-Income School District, Stephanie M. Compasso

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Clinical Supervisor Self-Perceived Addiction Competencies in Response to the Opioid Epidemic, Elizabeth A. Conte

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy : The Views of Latinx Students Inform Teacher Professional Development on Critical Consciousness, Florita Cotto

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Black Supervisors Matter : The Experiences of Black Supervisors Working Cross-Racially with White Supervisees, Candice R. Crawford

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Outsiders in the Circle : Examining the Lived Experiences of Gay Afro-Caribbean Male Immigrants Living in the United States, Alfonso L. Ferguson

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You Don’t Know My Story : Engaging Black Parents with Culturally Responsive School Practices, LaChan V. Hannon

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A School-Based Group Intervention for Immigrant Adolescents : Addressing Acculturative Stress and Facilitating Ethnic Identity Development, School Connectedness, and Related Psychosocial Outcomes, Mark W. Kiang

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Using Video to Reframe the Teacher Evaluation Process as a Professional Learning Experience : An Action Research Study, Andrew C. Matteo

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Grassroots Professional Learning : The Homegrown and Human Dimensions of Teacher Learning, Heather A. Frank Matteo

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Assessing the Capabilities and Limitations of Privatizing State Environmental Remediation Programs, Robert B. Oleksy

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Socioeconomic Analyses of Renewable Energy Options for Sub-Saharan Africa : A Regional and National Approach, Sydney Oluoch

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Preparing Preservice Teachers To Be Critical Literacy Educators : Co-Constructing an Early Childhood Critical Literacy Junk Art Club, Angela F. Pack

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Young Adult Future Outlook in the Context of Parent Advice, Parent-Young Adult Closeness, and Young Adult Ability Self-Concept, Jennifer A. Pax

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Institutional Racism and the Transformative Practices of Black Women Educators in New York City Alternative Education, Gail M. Perry-Ryder

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Finding Their Way : The Journey from Foster Care to Emerging Adulthood, Venita Rawal

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Exploring Ways that Women Veterans Describe Their Experience of Transition into the Civilian World of Work, Meghan Reppert

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A Community of Learning in an Elementary School Mathematics Classroom, Megan Louise Roeder

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Water Quality and Management Challenges in Urban New Jersey, Alessandra Rossi

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Understanding Epistemic Cognition : Aspects that Emerge When Early Childhood Teachers Consider Materials and Plan Instruction for Literacy Learning, Kit Marie Saiz De La Mora

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Tag-Team Back Again : Using Memory as Method to Understand the Intergenerational Transmission of Egalitarian Parenting in My Black Family, Rebecca M. Swann

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A Community of Practice Approach to Teacher Learning, Jayne L. Tanis

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The Social Capital in Teacher Leadership Activities, Kristen Trabona

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The Role of Covariational Reasoning in Pre-Service Teachers’ Meanings for Quadratic and Exponential Relationships, Madhavi Vishnubhotla

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The Beginning : Exploring Educational Experiences of Black Boys in State-Funded Preschools, Keisha M. Wint

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Korean American Immigrant Mothers’ Child Launching Experiences : Understanding of Parenting and Mother-Child Relationships in Midlife, Soo-Bin You

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Ferrate(VI) for Wastewater Treatment : Phosphorus Removal, Lei Zheng

Dissertations from 2019

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Examining Students’ Covariational Reasoning Through Mathematical Modeling Activities Embedded in the Context of the Greenhouse Effect, Debasmita Basu

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Queer Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence : Developing Queer Theory and Practice for Responsive Service Provision, Autumn M. Bermea

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Content Area Teaching in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms, Meghan Odsliv Bratkovich

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Promoting Community-Based Affirmation for Diverse LGBTQ+ Youth, Lisa M. Chauveron

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Reconstructing Barrier Island Behavior from Overstepped Deposits and Relict Onshore Morphology : Modeling and Field Approaches, Daniel James Ciarletta

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Choice, Voice, and Agency : A Photovoice Study Exploring Multiple Means of Expression as Inclusive Pedagogy, Francesca M. Ciotoli

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Speaking of Recovery, Thomas A. Conklin

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The Grey Areas : Ways Teachers Make Meaning of and Describe Enacting Professional Ethics, Charity M. Dacey

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One Teacher's Transformation of Practice Through the Development of Covariational Thinking and Reasoning in Algebra : A Self-Study, Jacqueline Dauplaise

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Everyday Enactments of Resistance : Portraits of Secondary Public School Teachers Navigating New Professionalism, Susan D’Elia

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Suicide in Younger and Older Adults : A Comparison of Two Theoretical Models for Suicide, John F. Gunn III

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Hidden in Plain Sight : Knowledge Broker Teachers and Professional Development, Margaret M. Jusinski

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Examining the Role of Epistemic Cognition in Teacher Learning and Facilitation of Inquiry Dialogue, Sirine Mabrouk-Hattab

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Refugee Resettlement in America : Exploring The Attitudes and Perceptions of Resettlement Workers and Adolescents, Marisa C. MacDonnell

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Mainstream Teachers Learning to Teach English Language Learners : Uncovering the Systems of Teacher Professional Learning, Alma Morel

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A Post-Intentional Phenomenological Exploration of a Sense of Safety in Three-Generation Low-Income Families, Kaitlin Brigid Mulcahy

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The Lines Between the Checkboxes : The Experiences of Racially Ambiguous People of Color, Tyce Nadrich

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Lived Experiences of Indian Women Technology Professionals Working Temporarily in the United States, Sudha Nagarajan

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Exploring the Role of Social Support, Ethnic Identity, and Psychological Empowerment on Drug Use and Sexual Risk Behavior Among Black & Hispanic Female Adolescents, Ijeoma Opara

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Supporting In-Service Literacy Teacher Reflective Practice Through Graduate Coursework : A Qualitative Study of Building Literacy Teacher Reflective Practice in a Masters Reading Course and In-Service School Contexts, Gary V. Pankiewicz

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Microbial Community, Functioning, and Its Relationship with Heavy Metals in an Urban Brownfield, Jay Prakash Singh

Dissertations from 2018

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“An Eye Opener” : The Meaning of Latin@ College Students’ Experiences in a Bilingual Latin@ Family Class, Gloria A. Andrade

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How Do Culturally Responsive School Counselors Make Meaning of the Challenges They Face in Meeting the Needs of a Diverse Student Population and Enact Effective Practices?, Frank Andrisani

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The Culture of Nondisclosure of Sexual Abuse, Veronica R. Barrios

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State of Mind : A Poststructural Analysis of Governmentality and Teacher Education Professionalism Using Policy Texts, Todd A. Bates

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How is Fanfiction Framed for Literacy Education Practitioner Periodical Audiences : Media Frame Analysis (2003 - 2013), Drew Emanuel Berkowitz

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Learning to Teach Physics : Exploring Teacher Knowledge, Practice, and Identity, Nellista E. Bess

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Collaborative Teacher-Driven Professional Development : The Documented Journey of a Practitioner Action Research Teacher Study Group, Brenna D. Bohny

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Economic and Environmental Assessment of Advanced Biofuels : Adoption Under Uncertainty, Farmer Willingness, and Land Use Implications, Pralhad Burli

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Developing and Validating the Teacher Self-Efficacy for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Inclusive Classrooms (TSE-ASDI) Scale, Corinne Gaffney Catalano

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Exploring Female Genital Mutilation Practice Among West African Immigrants in the United States: A Community-Based Participatory Action Research Study, Kani Diop

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Portraits of Adolescents As They Navigate the Competitive, College-Going, and Affluent Culture, Kathleen L. Grant

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Crawling Through Life : The Counseling Experiences of Women Who Have Placed a Child for Adoption, Elliotte Sue Harrington