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Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology

  • Memorable Messages from Mentors: A Qualitative Study of First-Generation Graduate Students
    Opal Ojeda (Cook), 2019
    Advisor: Thomas M. Skovholt and Caroline Burke
  • A Meta-Analysis of Research Examining the Relationship between Mindfulness and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms
    Kevyn Ziemann, 2019
    Advisor: Patricia Veach and Thomas Hummel
  • A Word, a Shadow, a Breath: A Phenomenological Investigation of Therapists' Perceptions of the Stigma Experienced by Women Residing in Ireland Who Have had Abortions
    Meredith Anne Martyr, 2018
    Advisor: Patricia Veach
  • Does having a school counselor matter?: A dissertation investigating school counseling in Minnesota
    Sarah E Cronin, 2018
    Advisor: Marguerite Ohrtman
  • On the Frontier: Exploring Rural Psychologist Practice in Integrated Behavioral Health Care
    Thomas Dawson Allen, 2018
    Advisor: Thomas Skovholt
  • Research Study of the Lived Experience of Alopecia Areata for Women During Early Adulthood
    Heather Rae Bemmels, 2017
    Advisor: Patricia Veach
  • Supporting college students with autism spectrum disorder: College counselors’ perspectives
    Drew David Benson, 2017
    Advisors: Thomas Skovholt, Sherri Turner
  • Understanding Emotion Regulation in Eating Disorder Recovery
    Nora Durkin, 2017
    Advisor: John Romano
  • “Surviving Our History”: A Qualitative Examination of Continuous Traumatic Stress in a Sample of Afghan Women
    Sandra Newton, 2017
    Advisor: Patricia Veach
  • Relationship between Women's Empathy and Their Experience of Violent Intimate Relationships: An Exploratory Study
    Cortney Del Duffy, 2016
    Advisor: Patricia Veach
  • An Investigation of the Role of Psychological Altruism in Living Kidney Donors
    Michaela Leigh McLaughlin, 2016
    Advisors: Caroline Burke, Patricia Veach
  • A Study of Highly Skilled LGBT-Affirmative Psychologists in College Settings
    Nicole Lee Park, 2016
    Advisors: Thomas Skovholt, Caroline Burke
  • Validation and Extension of the Reciprocal-Engagement Model of Genetic Counseling Practice: A Qualitative Investigation of Genetic Counselor Goals, Strategies, and Behaviors
    Krista A. Redlinger-Grosse, 2016
    Advisor: Patricia Veach
  • Secondary traumatic stress and posttraumatic growth: Risk and protective factors among American Red Cross disaster responders and disaster mental health workers
    Sarah Beckman, 2015
    Advisor: John Romano
  • What matters for black students? A question of sense of belonging, campus climate, perceived discrimination, gender, and institutional satisfaction
    Shari Dade, 2015
    Advisor: Sherri L. Turner
  • Key experiences in the adjustment of academically successful Chinese undergraduate international students at the University of Minnesota: A qualitative study
    Kangting Ji Heins, 2015
    Advisors: Patricia Veach and Thomas M. Skovholt
  • Grief counseling best practices at university counseling centers: Current preparedness and future directions
    Yang-Hyang Kim, 2015
    Advisor: Sherri L. Turner
  • Effects of PREPARE/ENRICH couple relationship education for Chinese college students in heterosexual exclusive dating relationships
    Ziqiu Li, 2015
    Advsior: John Romano
  • Creation and validation of a scale to measure the reluctance to video record individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) sessions
    Sonal Markanda, 2015
    Advisor: Kay Herting Wahl
  • Qualitative study of the development and maintainance of pathological gambling in females: And making the choice to recover
    Kerry O'Brien, 2015
    Advisor: Sherri L. Turner
  • An investigation of virtues (derived from character strengths) in relation to psychological adjustment among Chinese international college students
    Weiyang Xie, 2015
    Advisor: Sherri L. Turner
  • A mixed methods study of the impact of providing therapy to traumatized clients: Vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and vicarious posttraumatic growth in mental health therapists
    Monica Froman, 2014
    Advisor: John Romano
  • The mediating roles of fear of compassion from self and others, self-compassion, and perceptions of social support on the relationships between self-critcism and depressive symptoms
    Ju Ri Joeng, 2014
    Advisor: Sherri L. Turner
  • The other mother: An exploration of non-biological lesbian mothers' unique parenting experience
    Morgan Paldron, 2014
    Advisor: Patricia McCarthy Veach
  • Yoga as a psychological intervention: Conceptualizations and practice integration of professional psychologist-yoga teachers
    Anna Roth, 2014
    Advisor: Thomas M. Skovholt
  • HBCU vs. PWI: Institutional integration at PWIs and black doctoral student depression, anxiety, and stress
    Marcuetta De'Angela Sims, 2014
    Advisor: Sherri L. Turner
  • Who should I bring? A qualitative examination of the role of the support person in the cancer genetic counseling appointment
    Ruth Swartwood, 2014
    Advisor: Patricia Veach
  • A case for mindfulness practice in fostering multicultural competence in counseling
    Sam C. Tourek, 2014
    Advsior: Michael P. Goh
  • Development, experience and expression of meaning in genetic counselors lives: An exploratory analysis
    David Wells, 2014
    Patricia McCarthy Veach

Psychological Foundations of Education

  • The Roles of Convergent, Divergent Thinking, and Contextual Focus during Scientific Reasoning: Birth of the “Z” Model
    Jean-Baptiste Quillien, 2019
    Advisors: Keisha Varma and Wilma Koutstaal
  • Social Capital, Self-Control, and Academic Performance in School-Age Children and Adolescents: Patterns Associated with Race/Ethnicity
    Wei Song, 2018
    Advisors: Geoffrey Maruyama and Zha Xiong
  • The Development of Arithmetic Sense and Its Predictive Relationship to Mathematical Achievement
    Soo-hyun Im, 2018
    Advisor: Sashank Varma
  • Gender, Leadership, and Navigating through the Hierarchy: Behavioral Patterns and Managers’ Assessments of Performance, Promotion Potential and Career Derailment
    Carolyn R Dienhart, 2018
    Advisor: Geoffrey Maruyama
  • Implicit Learning in Science: Activating and Suppressing Scientific Intuitions to Enhance Conceptual Change
    Jeremy Y Wang, 2018
    Advisor: Keisha Varma
  • Incorporating Response Times in Item Response Theory Models of Reading Comprehension Fluency
    Shiyang Su, 2017
    Advisors: William Bart, Keisha Varma
  • Social emotional competence: Culturally-bound or Context-free?
    Lara D. Westerhof, 2017
    Advisors: Geoffrey Mauyama, Steve Yussen
  • Reducing Hindsight Bias: Tests of a Retrieval-Based Theory
    Martin Van Boekel, 2016
    Advisors: Sashank Varma, Geoffrey Maruyama
  • A Twist Of Positive Youth Development: Maladaptive Self-Regulation In Early Adolescence
    Yuefeng Hou, 2016
    Advisor: Geoffrey Maruyama
  • The Role of Rational Numbers in Mathematical Achievement and Decision Making
    James Houseworth, 2016
    Advisors: Sashank Varma, Keisha Varma
  • The association between math teachers' moral judgment development and self-efficacy beliefs, and their relationship with student achievement
    Julia Chears-Young, 2014
    Advisors: Geoffrey Maruyama and Muriel Bebeau
  • How people reason: A grounded theory of scientific reasoning about global climate change
    Shiyu Liu, 2014
    Advisor: Frances P. Lawrenz

Quantitative Methods in Education

  • Growing Certain: Students’ Mechanistic Reasoning about the Empirical Law of Large Numbers
    Ethan Brown, 2019
    Advisors: Robert delMas and Andrew Zieffler
  • Asian Americans in Educational Research: The Use of Disaggregated Racial and Ethnic Subgroup Data
    Mao Jacobson, 2019
    Advisor: Frances Lawrenz
  • The Effect of Test Speededness Control Within A Computerized Adaptive Multi-Stage Framework
    Qinjun Wang, 2019
    Advisor: Ernest Davenport
  • Bayesian Modeling of Associations in Bivariate Mixed-Effects Models for Segmented Growth Curves
    Yadira Peralta Torres, 2018
    Advisors: Mark Davison and Nidhi Kohli
  • Using Multiple Regression to Ascertain Group Differences in the Relationship of Predictors to a Criterion: Ethnic Group Differences in the Relationship between Course- taking and Achievement in Mathematics
    Kyungin Park, 2018
    Advisor: Ernest Davenport
  • Examining Power and Type 1 Error for Step and Item Level Tests of Invariance: Investigating the Effect of the Number of Item Score Levels
    Alicia Nicole Ayodele, 2017
    Advisor: Ernest Davenport
  • Assessing the Development of Students' Statistical Thinking: An Exploratory Study
    Laura Jean Le, 2017
    Advisor: Zieffler, Andrew
  • Identifying Aberrant Responding: Use of Multiple Measures
    Susan Christa Steinkamp, 2017
    Advisor: Michael Rodriguez
  • Introductory statistics students’ conceptual understanding of study design and conclusions
    Elizabeth Fry, 2017
    Advisor: Robert delMas
  • Development and Validation of a Survey to Measure Perceived Team Communication Skills in Middle and High School STEM Out-of-School Time Programs
    Amy Grack Nelson, 2017
    Advisor: Frances Lawrenz
  • The Impact of Heavy-tailed Error Distributions on Partially Nested Randomized Controlled Trials Models
    Mario Moreno, 2017
    Advisor: Michael Harwell
  • Check Int CR- Evaluating Statewide School Accountability Systems: Comparison of Growth Models
    Katherine D. Edwards, 2016
    Advisors: Frances Lawrenz, Nidhi Kohli
  • EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STATISTICAL LITERACY AND STATISTICAL REASONING
    Anelise Guimaraes Sabbag, 2016
    Advisors: Joan Garfield, Andrew Zieffler
  • Modeling Item Features that Characterize Measurement Bias
    Luke David Stanke, 2016
    Advisor: Michael Rodriguez
  • A restricted bi-factor model of subdomain relative strengths and weaknesses
    Yu-Feng Chang, 2015
    Advisor: Mark Davison
  • Simulating the Effects of Test Score Reliability and Test Dimensionality on Teacher Value-Added Scores and Inferences.
    Danielle N. Dupuis, 2015
    Advisor: Michael Rodriguez
  • Improving the use of subscores on a test battery: Some reliability and validity evidence from the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children- Fourth Edition
    Lan Huang, 2015
    Advisor: Mark Davison
  • A spatial regression discontinuity evaluation of Minnesota's Quality Compensation for Teachers Program
    Christopher Moore, 2015
    Advisors: Ernest Davenport and Frances Lawrenz
  • Quantifying quality: The effects of score transformation method and school demographics on school rankings under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    Alison Phillips, 2015
    Advisors: Frances Lawrenz and Andrew Zieffler
  • Revisting three comparisons of unobserved conditional invariance techniques for the detection of differential item functioning
    Quintin Love, 2014
    Advisors: Ernest Davenport and Geoffrey Maruyama
  • Differential item functioning in computerized adaptive testing: Can CAT self-adjsut enough?
    Chayut Piromsombat, 2014
    Advisor: Ernest Davenport
  • Reconceptualizing statistical literacy: Developing an assessment for the modern introductory statistics course
    Laura Ann Ziegler, 2014
    Advisors: Joan B. Garfield and Michelle Everson

School Psychology

  • Exploring Relationships among Organizational Factors, Teachers' Attitudes toward Evidence-Based Practices, and Implementation of Universal Prevention Programs
    Yanchen Zhang, 2019
    Advisors: Clayton Cook and Amanda Sullivan
  • Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Mathematics Word Problem Solving with English Learners
    Leila C Jones, 2019
    Advisors: Robin Codding and Amanda Sullivan
  • Influence of Head Start Lead Teacher Profiles on the Relation between Coaching and Intervention Fidelity
    Stephanie Brunner, 2019
    Advisor: Amanda Sullivan
  • Effectiveness and Key Components of School-Based Anxiety Interventions
    Victoria Erhardt, 2019
    Advisors: Annie Hansen-Burke and Faith Miller
  • Engagement versus Motivation: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Motivation and Engagement Wheel
    Alyssa Schardt, 2019
    Advisor: Faith Miller
  • Examining the Structural Validity of the My Class Inventory – Short Form for Teachers (TMCI-SF) in Early Elementary School Classrooms
    Chloe Webb, 2019
    Advisors: Amanda Sullivan, Clayton Cook
  • The Effects and Generalization of a Choice-Based Intervention with Highly preferred Items on Student Off-Task Behavior
    Gregory R Simonson, 2018
    Advisor: Amanda Sullivan
  • Training Educators to Implement Mindfulness-Based Interventions: Evaluating the Effects of In-Service and Coaching on Intervention Fidelity
    Laura Marie Potter, 2018
    Advisor: Scott McConnell
  • An evaluation of the use of oral reading fluency as a screening tool with emerging biliterates
    Kirsten Newell, 2018
    Advisor: Robin Codding
  • Influence of Child Find Referral Mechanisms on Early Childhood Special Education Participation
    Elyse McCullough Farnsworth, 2018
    Advisor: Amanda Sullivan
  • Summer Learning Loss in Reading Achievement: Effects of Demographic Variables and Summer Activity
    Julia Baker, 2018
    Advisor: Theodore Christ
  • The Relation between Parent Involvement and the Development of Kindergarten Self-Regulation and Literacy Skills
    Amber Hays, 2018
    Advisor: Scott McConnell
  • Investigating Young Children’s Attitudes toward Mathematics: Improved Measurement and the Relation to Achievement
    Allyson Kiss, 2018
    Advisor: Theodore Christ
  • The Effectiveness of the ACHIEVER Adult Resilience Curriculum in Promoting Teacher Wellbeing
    Elizabeth Margaret Christian, 2017
    Advisors: Amanda Sullivan, Clayton Cook
  • Sexual minority youth diversity and resilience
    Jessie Marie Kember, 2017
    Advisors: Theodore Christ, Annie Hansen-Burke
  • Prevalence of Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System
    Aleksis Paul Kincaid, 2017
    Advisor: Amanda Sullivan
  • Student-Centered Analyses of Classroom Perceptions and their Prediction of Student Disengagement
    Joseph Andrew Demers, 2016
    Advisor: Christ, Theodore
  • Investigating Why Phrase Drill Works: The Effects of Modeling and Sentence Repetition on Student Oral Reading Fluency Skills
    Lynn Marie Edwards, 2016
    Advisor:Burns, Matthew
  • A Comparison of Targeted and Multicomponent Small-Group Reading Interventions in Early Elementary Grades.
    Hall, Matthew Steven 2016
    Advisors: Matthew Burns, Theodore Christ
  • Relationship between the Learning Hierarchy and Academic Achievement on Strategies Used by Third-Grade Students when Solving Multiplication Word Problems
    Rebecca Ann Kanive, 2016
    Advisors: Matthew Burns, Theodore Christ
  • Intervening with the Interventionist: Matching Interventions for Treatment Integrity to Stages of the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change
    Abbey C. Karich, 2016
    Advisors: Matthew Burns, Theodore Christ
  • School Psychologists' Consistency and Confidence in Learning Disability Identification: The Impact of Identification Methodology and Inconclusive Student Data
    Kathrin E. Maki, 2016
    Advisors: Matthew Burns, Amanda Sullivan
  • The Comparative Effects of Dyad Mathematics Interventions on Improving Multiplication Proficiency
    Sandra Moran Pulles, 2016
    Advisors: Matthew Burns, Theodore Christ
  • School Psychologists’ Decision Making in Evaluations for Emotional Disturbance
    Shanna S. Sadeh, 2016
    Advisors: Amanda Sulliva, Matthew Burns
  • Defining and Measuring School Readiness using Confirmatory Factor Analysis Techniques
    Jenna Marie Ward, 2016
    Advisors: Annie Hansen-Burke, Theodore Christ
  • The influence of parenting stress and social support on parenting behavior during a preventative parenting education program for enhancing school readiness
    Kate Clayton, 2015
    Advisors: Theodore J. Christ and Scott McConnell
  • Examining the effects of an attribution retraining intervention on the attributions and engagement of alternative school students
    Maureen Cooper, 2015
    Advisor: Sandra Christenson
  • Determinants of school completion: Student perceptions of success at an experiential learning high school.
    Elizabeth Mary Hagen, 2015
    Advisor: Christenson, Sandra
  • Parental trust of schools and its role in postsecondary readiness
    Rosalie Palan, 2015
    Advisor: Sandra Christenson
  • An evaluation of the accuracy of time series interpretations of CBM-R progress monitoring data
    Ethan Van Norman, 2015
    Advisor: Theodore J. Christ
  • A proposed algebra problem-analysis model
    Christopher Walick, 2015
    Advisors: Matthew Burns and Theodore Christ
  • Using Measures of Mathematics to Predict Response to Supplemental Intervention.
    Anne Follen Zaslofsky, 2015
    Advisors: Matthew Burns, Theodore Christ
  • Teacher-student relationships: Examining student perceptions of teacher support and positive student outcomes
    Sarah B. Berman-Young, 2014
    Advisor: Sandra L. Christenson
  • A continuum of persistence: Low-income and first-generation college students' perceptions of critical factors for postsecondary success
    Zoila Ganuza Hoaglund, 2014
    Advisor: Sandra Christenson
  • Screening with FAST early reading measures: An examination of individual measures and composite scores
    Barbara Monaghen, 2014
    Advisor: Theodore J. Christ
  • Self-regulated learning, classroom context, and achievement: A dual-method investigation
    Julia Ann Gdula Nelson, 2014
    Advisor: Sandra Christenson
  • Student perceptions of the classroom environment: Actionable feedback as a catalyst for instructional change
    Peter Nelson, 2014
    Advisor: James E Ysseldyke
  • Developing a teacher rating scale of preschool student behavior for use in an RTI decision-making framework
    Braden Schmitt, 2014
    Advisors: Theodore J. Christ and Scott McConnell
  • Screening with FAST earlyReading measures: An examination of individual measures and composite scores
    Barbara Vetter, 2014
    Advisor: Theodore J. Christ
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of positive life changes social-emotional learning curriculum
    Julie Whitmore, 2014
    Advisor: James E. Ysseldyke

Special Education

  • Examination Of Three Practice Schedules for Single Digit Math
    Kyle B Wagner, 2019
    Advisor: Kristen McMaster
  • The IEP Data Collection Intentions Scale (IDCIS): Scale Development and Validation for Intended Score Interpretation and Use in Early Childhood
    Brenna Noland Rudolph, 2019
    Advisor: LeAnne Johnson
  • Using Brief Experimental Analysis to Identify Effective Mathematics Fluency Intervention for Students in Middle School
    John Mouanoutoua, 2019
    Adivsor: Jennifer McComas
  • The Effect of Parent-Implemented Functional Communication Training on Challenging Behavior and Communication: A Meta-Analysis
    Brittany Pennington, 2019
    Advisors: Jason Wolff and Kristen McMaster
  • Redefining the Word Gap from a Cumulative Risk Perspective
    Erin Lease, 2018
    Advisor: Scott McConnell
  • Conflicting Relations Paradigm: The Effects of A Stimulus Equivalence-Based Approach to Changing Bias
    Robert Henery, 2018
    Advisor: Jennifer McComas
  • The impact of a delay to early intensive behavioral intervention on educational outcomes for a cohort of medicaid-enrolled children with autism
    Adele Faye Dimian, 2017
    Advisors: Frank Symons, LeAnne Johnson
  • The Effects of Combining Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies and Incremental Rehearsal on Non-Spanish-Speaking English Language Learners’ Reading Achievement
    Amy Bethel Leinen, 2017
    Advisors: Kristen McMaster, Asha Jitendra
  • The Effects of Early Numeracy Interventions for Students in Preschool and Early Elementary: A Meta-Analysis
    Gena Nelson, 2017
    Advisor: Theodore Christ
  • Relations between CBM (Oral Reading and Maze) and Reading Comprehension on State Achievement Tests: A Meta-Analysis
    Jaehyun Shin, 2017
    Advisor: Kristen McMaster
  • Examining Generalization Performance in a Conditional Discrimination Task for Learners with Moderate to Severe Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    Mo Chen, 2016
    Reichle, Joe
  • The Classroom Learning Activities Checklist: Validity Evidence of an Observation Tool in Preschool
    Candee, Allyson Joelle 2016
    Advisor: McConnell, Scott
  • Exploring Early Childhood Language Environments: A Comparison of Language Exposure, Use and Interaction in the Home and Child Care Settings
    Anne Larson, 2016
    Advisor: Scott McConnell
  • Effectiveness of Mathematical Word Problem Solving Interventions for Students with Learning Disabilities and Mathematics Difficulties: A Meta-Analysis
    Amy E. Lein, 2016
    Advisor: Asha Jitendra
  • An examination of fidelity of two parent-implemented vocabulary interventions for young learners with autism spectrum disorder
    Quannah Elizabeth Parker-Mcgowan, 2016
    Advisor: Joe Reichle
  • Communication intervention for children with severe neurodevelopmental disabilities: An application of telehealth as a service delivery mechanism
    Jessica Jo Simacek, 2016
    Advisor: Jennifer McComas
  • Repeated reading with and without vocabulary instruction: Outcomes for English language learners
    Dana Brandes, 2015
    Advisor: Kristen McMaster
  • Effects of data-based instruction for students with intensive early writing needs: A randomized control trial
    Pyung-Gang Jung, 2015
    Advisor: Kristen McMaster
  • Technical characteristics of e-based vs. paper-pencil CBM tasks for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
    Elizabeth Anne Lam, 2015
    Advisors: Kristen McMaster, Susan Rose
  • Social Communication Across Language Environments in Nonverbal Children with ASD from English and non-English Speaking Families.
    Emily Rudrud Monn, 2015
    Advisor: Jennifer McComas
  • Word Identification for Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
    Brooke A. Peterson, 2015
    Advisor: Susan Rose
  • The effects of computer-assisted instruction in reading: A meta-analysis
    Amy Kunkel, 2015
    Advisor: Kristen McMaster
  • An investigation into the validity of using a CSA to inform hypotheses regarding student behavior
    Meredith Peterson, 2015
    Advisor: Jennifer McComas
  • Examining Special Educators Verbal Responsiveness in Groups of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
    Qian, Xueqin 2015
    Advisor: Joe Reichle
  • Examining Effects of a Repeated Reading Intervention and Predictive Effects of Student Inputs.
    Stephanie Marie Snidarich, 2015
    Advisor: Jennifer McComas
  • Comparing cutaneous sensory reactivity between children with and without global developmental delay
    Chantel Barney, 2014
    Advisor: Frank Symons
  • Comparison of placement decisions based on picture Naming 1.0 and picture naming 2.0
    Amanda Besner, 2014
    Advisor: Scott McConnell
  • The effects of training in universal design for learning
    Ting-Wen Chen, 2014
    Advisor: Susan Hupp
  • Testing a model for assessment and intervention decision-making for students with co-occuring behavior problems and reading difficulties in the classroom: Exploring the relative effects of antecedent intervention strategies
    Andrea Egan Hamad, 2014
    Advisor: Jennifer McComas
  • Professional development including performance feedback to support home visitors' use of caregiver coaching strategies during home visits
    Kellie Krick Oborn, 2014
    Advisors: Joe Reichle and LeAnne Johnson