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 2022

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

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

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

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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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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

Submissions from 2020

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Black Women Community College Professors’ Perceptions of Relational Mentoring and Achieving Tenure, Tameka S. Battle

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A Phenomenological Study of Rural Elementary Principals in Western and Central New York Perceptions of Isolation, Bonnie Cazer

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Creative Placemaking as a Mechanism for Community Revitalization: A Case Study of the SALT District in the Near Westside of Syracuse, New York, Carol D. Charles

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Unemployed at Ages 40 Through 65: Perceptions of Success of a Supported Employment Model Used in Low-Income, Urban Communities, Dottie Ann Clayton Stevenson

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Millennial Job Satisfaction and Retention in Technical and Business Professions in the United States, Amy Jean Considine

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The Leader’s Mind Matters: The Effect of Mindful Leadership Development Programs on Leadership Effectiveness, Mindfulness, and Well-Being Among Global Manufacturing Leaders, Lisa M. Critchley Dr.

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Examining the Perceived Influence of Professional Development on Teachers’ Trauma-Informed Practices, Attitudes, and Beliefs, Mitchell Daly

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Friendship Workshop as an intervention model to promote empathy: A program review, Danielle M. Dehm

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Community College Graduates’ Perceptions of the Effect of Cocurricular Involvement on Their Academic Success and Career Skill Development, Ramón De Los Santos

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Transformational Leadership in STEM-Focused High Schools, Steven L. Denaker

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A Case Study on the Efficacy of STEM Pedagogy in Central New York State: Examining STEM Engagement Gaps Affecting Outcomes for High School Seniors and Post-2007 Educational Leadership Interventions to Reinforce STEM Persistence with Implications of STEM Theoretic Frameworks on Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, Andrew L. Drozd Dr.

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Perceptions of Effective Strategies for Writing Instruction: Views from Fourth-Grade Teachers, Alana Salvatore Fajardo

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The Influence of an Educational Intervention in Developing the Interprofessional Values and Behaviors of Doctor of Physical Therapy Students, Jennifer C. Fay

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The Impact of Leadership Behaviors on Teacher Retention in Rural Schools in New York State, Matthew T. Frahm

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Recommendations and Strategies for Addressing Policing Disparities from a Community Asset Perspective, Veneilya A. Goodwin-Harden

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Technology, Trust, and the Flow of Quality Information: A Grounded Theory Study of Decision-Making Among K-12 Education Leaders in New York State, Mary Melissa Greene

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Specialized Police Units: NYPD Anti-Crime and the Effect of Body-Worn Cameras, Rudolph B. Hall Jr.

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Employability: A Comparative Case Study Examining Teaching Soft Skills in Employment Focused Certificate Programs for Adult Learners, Jacinth V. Hanson

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Recommendations and Strategies for Addressing Policing Disparities from a Community Asset Perspective, Veneilya A. Harden

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A Study of Black Family Members’ Perceptions of Substance Use Supports, Tanya M. Henderson

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The Identification and the Influence of Urban School Leaders’ Personal Beliefs, Attitudes, and Behaviors on Leading Urban Social Justice Schools, Eliezer Hernández

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It Takes a Village: Perspectives from a Multidisciplinary Team to Address the Needs of Students in School-Based Mental Health Programs, Amanda L. Hopkins

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Teacher and Student Demographics: A Quantitative Study of their Relationship to Urban Student Academic Performance, Aisha D. Huntley

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A Phenomenological Study on Liberal Arts Graduate Employability: The Relationship Between Baccalaureate Internships and Graduate Underemployment, Ebonie N. Jackson

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Recalibrating Normalcy: Healing Perspectives of Provisional Critical Care Nurse Leaders, Johaun T. Jackson

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Assessing K-12 Leaders’ Level of Critical Consciousness and Social Justice Predisposition in an Effort to Address Inequity in Suburban School Districts, Lucia Kaempffe

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The Role Emergency Medical Services Organizations Play in Preparing and Supporting Emergency Medical Technicians to Minimize the Effects of Peritraumatic Dissociation, Stephen Knapp

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Flexible, Physical Learning Environment Design Elements: How Do They Impact K-12 Stakeholders?, Joseph C. Kosiorek

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Professional Perceptions of Microaggressions and Verbal or Emotional Abuse Toward Aging Women: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, Kim Kozina-Evanoski

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One Step Toward Success: Motivation for Reengagement for Out-of-School Youth, Karen Kwandrans

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Childhood Trauma in the Elementary School: The Leadership Response in Addressing Childhood Trauma, Francine Leggett

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Civic Political Engagement of Sub-Saharan African Naturalized Immigrants, Chol-Awan A. Majok

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Charter School Leadership Teams: Exploring the Effects of Leadership Structures on School-Level Achievement, Jason C. Mellen

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A Study of the Effect of Strategic Planning on Student Achievement in Rural Public Schools in New York State, Stephen P. Miskell

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Clinical Supervision in the Care Coordination Workforce, Nadjete Natchaba

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Disruptive Student Behavior: The Effects on Various Constituent Groups in Large Suburban School Communities, Christine Noeth-Abele

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The Black Man’s Experience as a Teacher in K-12: Examining the Insight, Education, and Challenges to Diversifying the Teaching Population, Natasha A. Oates

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Women in Leadership: A Proposal to Examine the Trends and Experiences of Senior Executive Level Women in the Workforce, Rhoda Overstreet-Wilson

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Impostor Phenomenon and Burnout: An Online Descriptive Survey of U.S. Student Affairs Professionals, Maria Patestas

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First-Generation African American Female Alumni Perspectives on Persistence to Degree Completion at a Private Urban College: A Phenomenological Study, Delores Patterson

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African American Female Executive Leaders: Identifying and Implementing Strategies to Ensure Health, Wellness, and Well-Being, Brandiss Tyler Pearson

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Medical Marijuana in Public Schools: A Narrative Study of Parents’ Experiences with Policy Implementation, Donise Robinson Dr.

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Job Satisfaction and Turnover Rates of Women Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team Leaders in NYC Nonprofit Organizations., Sasha-Marie Robinson

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Supervision and Evaluation Practices That Impact Teacher Learning: A Case Study of Rural Teachers’ Perspectives, Jennifer L. Sinsebox

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Invisible: A Phenomenological Study of Perseverance in Black Student-Fathers in Community Colleges, Carl Lamont Stokes Jr.

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Examining the Lived Experiences of Successful Graduates of Color from Predominantly White Institutions (PWI) in Rural Environments, Lisa M. Thompson

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Experiences, Perceptions, and Views of Substance Use Among Emerging Adults: A Multisite Qualitative Virtual Study, Elizabeth M. Walton

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Secondary Content Area Teachers’ Perceptions of the Impact of Teaching Explicit Reading Strategies on Reading Comprehension and Student Academic Performance, Sandra Dance Weaver

Submissions from 2019

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An Examination of Principal Practices and Successful Outcomes for Black Male High School Students, Marck E. Abraham

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Needed Specialists for a Challenging Task: Formerly Incarcerated Leaders’ Essential Role in Postsecondary Programs in Prison, Samuel Arroyo, Jorge Diaz, and Lila McDowell

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The Relationship Between Entrepreneurial Orientation and School Business Performance through the Lens of Rural K-12 Public Chief School Business Officials, Mitchell J. Ball

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Examining the Perceptions of School Teams Participating in Professional Development on Restorative Practice, Clinton A. Bell

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Male Participation in Secondary Choral Music, David Michael Brown

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Black Church Advocacy in the Era of Mass Incarceration: A Phenomenological Study, Yolande A. Cadore