Research and scholarship from doctoral students in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education at St. John Fisher University.

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Submissions from 2023

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Examining the Lived Experiences of Adult Learners in Practical Nursing Programs: A Qualitative Study, Amy Archey

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Cementing Success: The Impact that Mentoring Has on Women of Color Business Owners in the Construction Industry, Nneka Bell

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Comparing Student Intrinsic Motivation and Engagement of Fourth and Eighth Graders to the Frequency of Project-Based Learning Instructional Components Using TIMSS 2019, Paul Benz

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Through Their Eyes: A Descriptive Phenomenological Study Examining the Role of the Teacher Certification and Licensure Process and the Teacher Racial Diversity Gap in New York State Public Schools, Nichole J. Brown

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Effective Programs and Supports for High School Graduation of Boys of Color: Perspectives of Parents, Male Graduates, and Educators, Green Burnice, Sr.

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Algebra Students’ Mental Models Regarding the Use of Teacher-Generated Feedback: A Grounded Theory Study, Christopher Callahan

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Barriers to Implementing and Sustaining Restorative Practice Programs in K-12 Education, Barbara Fagan-Zelazny

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Examining the Construct of Collective Efficacy in Rural High School Teachers Working in a Model Professional Learning Community School, Eileen M. Feinman

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Student-Veteran Transition Strategies from the Military to Higher Education, David L. Gardner

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The Retention of Newly Tenured Faculty of Color at a Community College in New York State, Jacqueline Goffe-McNish

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Experimenting with Transparency: A Mixed Methods Approach to Assessing Crisis Communication Messaging, Melissa Greco Lopes

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We Are Each Other’s Business: Black Entrepreneurship, Trust, and the Mobilization of Social Capital, LaShawnna R. Harris

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An Examination of Culturally Responsive Leadership for Administrators in Urban Schools, Corey T. Hepburn

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Seeking Sustainable Leadership: An Interpretive Phenomenological Study of Why Rural High School Principals Choose to Stay, Raina Reynolds Hinman

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Nurse Preceptor Preparation for Supporting Graduate Nurses in the Acute Care Hospital Setting, Emery House

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The Mindful Way: An Explorative Case Study of the Transformative Effects of Afro Flow Yoga a Culturally Adapted Mindfulness Intervention on the Health and Well-Being of Black Women, Danielle A. Jones

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LGBTQ+ Support Services at Community Colleges from an Executive Leadership Perspective: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Chris Kukenberger

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Examining School Awareness and Support for Children of Incarcerated Parents: Perceptions of Educators and Caregivers, Wanda Labrador

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The NYPD Mobility Initiative and its Impact on Police Officers, Paul M. Lichtbraun

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Leading in Forced Change: Superintendent Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Theodore W. Love

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Perspectives of Teachers and Administrators in Rural Schools Regarding the Implementation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives, Debra R. Lubberts

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Culturally Responsive School Leadership: Implementation of the New York State Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework in Predominantly White, Suburban High Schools, Steven M. Lysenko

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The Effects of Training on Teachers Functional Attitudes Towards School, Family, & Community Partnerships, Josh J. Mack

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Black and Latiné College Student Expectations and Perceptions of a College Leadership’s Responses to Nationally Known, Racially Biased Incidents, Grace Maxon-Clarke

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Navigating the STEM Landscape: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities for Latinas in Pursuit of Representation and Inclusion, Ana B. Mendieta

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The Perceived Benefits, Limitations, and Effects of Virtual Internships on Obtaining Employment for Undergraduates in Business and Information Technology, Taren Mitchell

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Perceptions of Latina College Graduates on Influences in High School Academic Success: A Retrospective Phenomenological Study of Their Lived Experiences, Lorilet Monegro

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The Effects of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on Community College Students’ Grade Point Average, Retention, and Graduation Rates, Rhonda Mouton

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Higher Education Designed for Nontraditional Students: A Case Study of Program Design Features that Impact Attraction, Enrollment, and Persistence in a Degree Program Intentionally Designed for Adult Learners, Jill Pippin

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Elementary School Principals’ Perceptions of Successes and Challenges Implementing Racial Equity Leadership Practices, Nicole M. Reid Christopher

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The Concept and Implementation of the Co-Teaching Model at the High School Level: A Phenomenological Analysis of Perceptions and Practices, Jennifer Singer

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Exploring Leadership Perceptions and Practices Supporting Urban Middle and High School Students Diagnosed with ADHD, Ekiyor Stanley

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How Do Superintendents Execute the Skill Sets of Trust, Communication, and Leadership Differently in Rural, Suburban, and Urban School Districts, Rebecca Curtis Stone

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School Leaders’ Implementation of Social-Emotional Learning in Upstate New York Small-City Schools: A Qualitative Descriptive Study, Sarah L. Sweet

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Examining Educator Perspectives on Creating and Implementing Inclusive Curriculum in Suburban High Schools, Marie C. Windover

Submissions from 2022

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I’ve Got the Power! A Quantitative Correlation of Educators’ Empowerment When Adopting a Culturally Responsive Curriculum for English Language Arts, Katrina Allen-White

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Community College Success: Reexamining Metrics of Success through a Cohort Cluster Analysis of Student Stakeholders, Abigail D. Baird

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The Evolution of Strong Black Women in Academic Leadership: Balancing Careers, Family, and Self, Edith C. Banks

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Examination of Elementary School Principals’ Leadership Characteristics to Address Students’ Social and Emotional Well-Being Before, at the Start of, and During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Renee Burgess

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Adolescent Males and Homeless Shelters: A Study of Behaviors That Initiate Staff Connectedness, Denise L. Cavanaugh

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Examining Best Practices for Urban Secondary School English as a New Language Teachers After the Passing of the Commissioner’s Regulations Subpart 154.2 in New York State to Improve English Language Learner Students’ Academic Performance and Graduation Outcomes, Susanna Brown Cook

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Through the Disciplinary Looking Glass: Examining the Impact of the Adultification of Black Adolescent Girls Through the Perspectives of New York State School Administrators, Caron F. Cox

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An Exploration Into the Lived Experiences of African American Women Healthcare Executives: An Interpretive Phenomenological Study, Twiggy M. Eure

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Employee Resource Groups' Impact on African American and Hispanic Women of Color, Cynetra Ferguson

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The Lived Educational Experiences of Student Clinicians with Non-Apparent Disabilities in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Perspectives of Recent Graduates on the Current Culture of Inclusion, Leslie A. Grubler

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Perceptions of Job Satisfaction of Elementary School Special Education Teachers Working with Students with Emotional Disabilities in Board of Cooperative Educational Services Centers in New York State, Rosanna Grund

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An Examination of Elementary School Teachers’ Implementation of Culturally Responsive Teaching, Ashanti T. Haynes

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Governing, Managing, and Leading During the COVID-19 Crisis: A Case Study of How a Community College Senior-Level Administrative Team Adapted a Holistic Student Supports Initiative in Response to the Pandemic, Michel A. Hodge

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Wading in White Waters: Black Non-Tenure-Track Faculty's Lived Experiences with Racial Microaggressions in Higher Education and Their Recommendations for Institutions, Departments and DEI Administrators, Sharmayne Jenkins

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Impression Management Behaviors of Executive Leaders in Higher Education: A Descriptive Phenomenology, David T. Lind

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Chasing Equity: Exploring the Challenges, Barriers, and Strategies of Women Executive Leaders in Collegiate Sport Governance, Karen A. Liparulo

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Examining Organizational Culture and Use of Technology to Further Organizational Effectiveness in Charitable Nonprofit Organizations, Chantz B. Miles

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Exploration of the Perceptions, Beliefs, and Thoughts of Transplant Administrators Regarding the Perceived Usefulness of Social Media for Identifying Living Kidney Donors, Janine Morris

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Adolescents in Crisis: A Phenomenological Study of How School Principals Lead Through Emergencies, with a Focus on Adolescent Emotional Recovery, Breana Mullen

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African American Males and College Staff: Perception of the Factors Identified for Student Retention in Community Colleges, Emmalean Pringle Overby

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Pathways to Equity and Access: A Phenomenological Exploration of BIPOC Mentoring and Their Use of Emancipatory Pedagogy to Catalyze Minoritized Learners' Interest in Architecture and Urban Planning, Tameka Pierre-Louis

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The Reimagination of the School Safety Concept: A Phenomenological Narrative Study of School Leaders’ Perceptions of School Safety Pertaining to the Effects of the Removal of School Safety Personnel from Public Schools, Tyron Pope

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Suburban School Teacher and Principal Preparedness for Implementing the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework in New York State: A Descriptive Analysis, Tasha Potter

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The Perceptions of Spirituality and Self-Care of Middle-Aged African American Men, Tyrone Rhabb

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From Behind the Shield: Unearthing Perspectives of Retired Police Officers on Stress, Matarazzo A. Robert

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IT Project Manager Cultural Intelligence and Project Success with Domestically Diverse Project Teams in the United States: A Correlation Study, Wendy A. Ross

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Educational Leaders and Their Time: A Grounded Theory Study of the Mental Models of Secondary School Principals in Western New York State Secondary Schools, Jason Simoni

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Cracking the Glass Ceiling Code: A Phenomenological Study of Executive Women Leaders in the North American Alcohol Industry, Terry Steele

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Perspectives from Teachers on Communication and Building Relationships with English Language Learner Families, Shannon Turley

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Will Millennials be the Next Generation of Virtual Team Members and E-Leaders: A Hypothesis Testing Study, Eduard C. Visagie

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Digital Divide for Elementary Schools: The Lived Experiences of K-5 Teachers Using Technology for Emergency Remote and Hybrid Instruction During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Francisca Alyssa White

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How Hotel General Managers Develop Leadership and Managerial Competencies: A Phenomenological Study, Chloe Williams

Submissions from 2021

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Exploration of the Perceptions and Attitudes of School District Administrators Regarding Instructional Coaching in Central New York State Urban/Suburban Public School Districts, Kelly L. Adams Hutson

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Higher Education Leadership Perspectives: Autism Education Certification and Teacher Shortages in Upstate New York, Shannon Babbie Ed. D.

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Title I High School Counselors’ Perception of Influence on College Admission and Perseverance on Low Socioeconomic Students, Stephanie N. Baker

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Perceptions of Educators and Families of Urban Middle School Students’ Connectedness Related to Culturally Responsive Teaching, Diane M. Bardeen Ed. D.

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An Examination of Secondary School Principal Leadership Practices in High-Achieving, High-Needs Rural Schools in New York State, Matthew D. Barr

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The Slow March Toward Equity and Representation of Women Leaders in Corporate Banking: A Phenomenological Exploration of Women Who Reached the Finish Line, Arlene C. Bonnet Ed.D.

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Perceptions of Internship Participation by Nontraditional Students Enrolled in Community College, Kathleen Ceng

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Are Psychological Barriers an Unseen Threat to Women in Leadership? An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis on the Underrepresentation of Women Chief Executive Officers in Healthcare, Nikia M. Dennis

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The Impact of Incarceration on the Family; Perceptions of Fatherhood by Incarcerated Fathers in a New York Jail: A Phenomenological Study, Priscila Echevarria de Sepulveda

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Exploration of COVID-19’s Impact on Communication and Decision-Making of First-Year College Students’ Enrollment for Fall 2020 and Their Final Postsecondary Plans, Ritza Falcon-Santiago

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Exploratory Analysis of Family Engagement: Challenges of the Incarcerated Mother-Children Relationship Post-Incarceration, Jimmell A. Gorley Dr.

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The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on K-12 Educator Stress, Burnout, and Well-Being, Carmen Gumina

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New York State Comprehensive Higher Education Institutions: A Grounded Theory Study on Budgeting for Faculty Innovation to Survive the Looming Enrollment Crisis, Crystal Hallenbeck

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Collaborative Practices Between Law Enforcement and Secondary School Administrators Through a Trauma-Informed Lens, Ellen Howe

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Leadership Practices and Dimensions of Organizational Capacities: Supporting Innovation in Small Nonprofits, Beth E. Hurny-Fricano

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Reimagining Career and Technical Education: Examining the Factors That Influence Grade 7–12 School Counselors’ Beliefs in CTE and Program Enrollment, Colleen M. Jackson

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Employee Engagement: Exploring Principal Dispositions in Turnaround Schools, Leah Kedley

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Leading at the Speed of Learning: Superintendent Leadership of P-12 Technology During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dominick J. Lisi

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Teacher Stress Sources, Manifestations, and Coping Self-Efficacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Amanda S. Locke-Bayer

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Communication Styles of Senior Leaders in Health Insurance During Times of Organizational Change, Michael G. Loete

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A Framework for Moving Beyond Awareness: Exploring How School Building and District Level Leaders Address Implicit Bias through Professional Learning Structures, Susan E. Lohret

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“Remember the Ladies” in the “Secret Garden”: Perceptions of Female Local Political Committee Members on the Recruitment of Female Candidates for Local Elected Office: A Descriptive Phenomenological Study, Janette A. McCoy-McKay

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Transition Planning for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Transition Coordinator’s Perspective, Stephanie Quarles

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New York Paid Family Leave: Private-Corporation Employer Perspectives in Western New York, Dr. Theresa M. Roma

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Akwesasne Kanien’kéhaka Isten:'a Tiatate'ken:'a (Akwesasne Aunties): An Ethnographic Journey of Decolonial Healing, Konwahahawi Sarah Cecelia Rourke

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Perceptions and Engagement of Interprofessional Collaboration Between Registered Nurses and Physical Therapists in a Home Health Care Setting, Mike Seils

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Athletic Identity and Identity Foreclosure Among Division III National Junior College Athletic Association Student-Athletes, Egbert Shillingford

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Examining Novice Teachers’ Perceptions of Their Preparedness to Teach Culturally Diverse Students, Robin D. Small

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Rediscovering Hope: An Empirical Phenomenological Exploration of the Veteran Peer Support Provider Journey through Recovery and Beyond, Bobbi Smith

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The Efficacy of Drug-Free Workplace Programs Within Small, Medium, and Large Business Organizations, Velvet Street

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An Examination of Strategies for Social-Emotional Learning in Preschool Classroom Settings, Eva J. Thomas Dr.

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Perceptions of Collaboration Between Special Education Teachers and Parents of Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Elementary Setting, Melissa M. White

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School District Leadership and Racial Justice: Examining the Use of a Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework to Advance Equity Between Black and White Student Populations Within New York State Public Education, Diane M. Wynne