Welcome to RED. RED is an open-access repository maintained by the Minnesota State University Moorhead Library to showcase, preserve, and provide access to the scholarly and creative work produced by the MSUM Community.

A copy of each Dissertation and Thesis written by a graduate student at MSUM as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the graduate degree is deposited in RED. Students registered for Dissertation (799) or Thesis (699) will upload their final approved papers.

For those graduate students that elect to do the Project/Acton Research and have registered for 696 or 796, uploading the project is optional. The two options:

  1. Completion of the submission form only; no upload.
  2. Completion of the submission form and upload of project only when approved by project advisor.

Please discuss your options with your advisor.

Student submission guidelines are available on the left menu of this page.


Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2019

Anxiety: A School-Based Counseling Group for Adolescent Students, Angel Aakre


Effectiveness of Sight Word and Repeated Reading Interventions in the Primary Classroom, Jordan Ackerman

The Effect of Teaching Goals and Scales to Enhance Writing Achievement in Kindergarten, Jessica Adamski

Teaching Multiplication Facts Through Choice and Games, Danielle Andvik

The Effects of Writing Instruction on Reading Accuracy and Comprehension, Emily Rebecca Ascheman

Overcoming Adversity: My Journey of Personal Exploration and Professional Growth, Laura Melinda Jean Baker

The Inclusive Environment and its Effects on All Learners, Jamie Bartz

Helping Yourself to Help Others, Janet Bechtold


Exploring the Experiences of Communication Partners of People with Parkinson's Disease: A Qualitative Study, Jacqueline Bell


Anxiety and Behavior: Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in School With a Ten-Year-Old Boy Using the Coping Cat Program, Sarah Bernhardt


Financial Analysis: Sleep Number Corporation, Trevor Brandner

Self-Regulation Skills Instruction: The Role of Self-Regulation in Behavior of Children, Heather Brasel


Effects of Project-based Learning on Collaborative Skills in Elementary-Aged Children, Sarah Cegla-Reed

Incremental Rehearsal for Spelling: A Spelling Retention Intervention With a Fourth Grade Student, Dylan James Curto

The Impact of Increased Classwork, Reduced Homework, and Shortened Lectures on Student Engagement, Thomas DeBoer and Bradley Haugen


Motivation in Male Adolescent Readers, Rachel Dockter


Factors Related to the Selection of a Service Delivery Model: A Survey of School Speech-Language Pathologists, Meredith Ann Egeland

The Impact of Inclusion Within the Secondary Career and Technical Educational Classroom, Cynthia Evenson


Guided Reading Framework Needs for ELL Students at the Emergent, Early and Transitional Levels, Elizabeth Evenstad

Effects of Guided Reading on Phonics Skills, Anna Elizabeth Fick


Plan B Analysis of Self, Desirae Ganje

The Effects of Critique and Feedback on the Quality of Artwork, Kassandra Gibbons

Running Through Chaos to Find Myself: A Self Analysis Presented to The Graduate Faculty of Minnesota State University Moorhead, Gayle Gordon


Training for Secondary Educators to Decrease School Violence, Katie Grosz

Word Study Instruction to Improve Spelling Accuracy, Chelsa Haney


Military Deployment- A Counseling Group for Children, Rosa Hayes


Placement Testing Instruments for Modality Streams in an English Language Program, Aimee Hilgers

Curriculum Matters: Math Curriculum Review for Elementary, Jessica Kasprick

Use of the Social Explorers Curriculum with Four Kindergarten Students Who Have Social Skills Deficits, Adam Kessler

Goal Setting and Self-Assessment in the Elementary Music Classroom, Erin Kiefert

The Effects of Personalized Learning on Engagement and Academic Achievement in the Reading Standard of Phonemic Awareness, Stephanie Kotta

Executive Function in Students with and Without Disabilities, Kristin Lee


Financial analysis and valuation of Vista Outdoor, Inc, Cyrille Litche

Parent Perception on 2nd Grade Math Homework, Ashley Marquart


A Brief Bystander Training Program: Promoting a Positive School Climate, Matt Meyer


Comstock House Tour Script Adaptation for Non-native Speakers of English, Aura Lee Mohror

The Effect of Differentiated, Guided Math Instruction on Student Achievement and Student Engagement, Kari Norton

The Use of Self-Monitoring Strategies to Improve Success in Inclusive Settings, Tanner Oakes


Effects of Yoga on Student Attention in Pre-K, Amanda Paulson

The Effects of Movement on Reading Achievement, Shae Pepera

Rethinking Weekly Spelling Tests, Ashley Peterson

Homework Interventions and Academic Performance: Possible Effects on Assessment Performance Due to Homework Interventions, Ryan Peyton


Speech-Language Pathologists’ Perspectives on Preparedness for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in School Settings, Rachel Sawatzky


Stress Management: A Group Curriculum for Female Adolescents, Taylor Schaible


Delivery of Academic Vocabulary in Third Grade Mathematics Instruction, Robyn D. Schramm


Financial Analysis and Valuation of Daktronics Inc., Rakshya Shrestha

Finding the Middle Path: Following My Natural Road, Cody Spears


Providing a Platform: An Examination of How Teachers Utilize and Practice Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Hannah Storm


Financial Analysis on Macy's, Inc., Emma Swenson

Effectiveness of Communication Using Standards Based Report Cards Versus Traditional Report Cards, Lisa Talberg


Touchstones of Popular Culture Among Contemporary College Students in the United States, Margaret Thoemke

The Effect of Deep Breathing and Visualization on Negative Classroom Behaviors., Shea Thorwaldsen


Financial Analysis of Otter Tail Corporation, Shawn Tykwinski

The Effectiveness of Online Practice Platforms on High School Algebra Students’ Achievement, Joy Visto


Reader’s Workshop: Improving Academic Achievement in Reading, Jen Wahlin

Technological Intervention Programs to Improve Literacy Level in order to Increase Mathematics Comprehension, Brittany Waschuk

The Effect of Direct Reading Instruction on Students’ Reading Growth, Lisa A. Wierschke


Teacher Influence on Motivation of Korean EFL University Learners, Marie Willyard

Finding Myself, Kendra K. Wilson


Analysis of Michael Wiskow: An Exploration of Self-Awareness, Michael D. Wiskow


The Effect of Students Reading Digital Text Versus Print Text on Comprehension, Aubrie Ziegler


Dual Theory Approach to Working with BPD, Alecsis Zimmer

Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2018


The Effect of iPad Instruction on Capital Letter Recognition of Preschoolers, Jessica Adkins


Classroom Strategies to Increase Kindergarten Readiness of Preschool ELL Students, Cirissa Afonja


Effectiveness of Literacy Intervention Provided by School-Based SLPs: Roles & Impressions on Literacy Teams, Ashley Alvarado


The Role of an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) and its Relation to Physician Shortages and Rural Healthcare Survival: A State-By-State Analysis, Allen Anderson

Coca-Cola Co., Michael Anderson

Providing an Online Orientation Program for New Students, Nicole Askew

How Much is Too Much? Academic Correlations to Chronic Attendance Issues, Raina Askin

The Effect of Visual Activity Schedules on Task Compliance for Students with Severe Disabilities, Matthew Backlund


Verizon Wireless Communications: A Financial Analysis, MacKenzie Barry


The Effect of Instruction (Rapid Automatic Naming Versus Repeated Read Aloud) on Vocabulary Building for Preschool Children, Alison Bendickson


Analysis of CyberOptics Corporation, Laura Benson

A Battle with Myself: A Self Analysis, Alexander James Brost


Pairing and Sharing: A Technique to Increase Engagement and Achievement with Struggling Middle School Readers, Patricia Cameron

The Walt Disney Company: A Financial Analysis, Sherry Carlsrud

Impact of PRESS on Reading Fluency on Students in Special Education, Alicia Christman

An Emotion Regulation Group Manual for Adolescent Males, Sarah Connell


Exploring the Effect of Using the Six-Minute Solution: A Reading Fluency Program to Increase Overall Reading Fluency in Second Grade Students, Kelly Cunningham


The Effect of Small Group Intervention Activities in an Enrichment Program with Second Grade Students, Kari Dahlgren


A Single Subject Design Study; Utilizing Visual Schedules to Reduce Behaviors During Hallway Transitions, Nicole Amber Degner


The Effect of Extended Intervention Time on Reading Growth for Middle School Students, Performing Below Grade-Level in Reading, Mary Jean Dehne

The Effect of Co-teaching on Reading Achievement, Nicky Depute

Increasing Consonant Blend Word Reading Fluency in Third Grade Students: A PRESS Phonics Intervention, Emily Dilliard


Gaze Patterns of Social and Nonsocial Stimuli: A Possible Early Marker for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Ashley Rose Doll

Using Visual Phonics to Promote Early Literacy Development, Brittany Jo Dummer

The Role of Automated Feedback on Student Writing in Secondary English Language Arts, Andrea Eklund


Financial Analysis and Valuation of Regis Corporation, Kristi Engquist


Ford Motor Company's Financial Analysis, Azbayar Enkhbayar

Nordstrom: A Financial Analysis, Naimanjin Erdenebileg

The Effect of Physical Activity on On-Task Behaviors in Developmentally Cognitively Disabled High School Students, Jennifer Fabbro

Support, Education, & Connections for Parents of LGBTQ+ Children, Taylor Ferderer


Using Subitizing as a Math Lesson Warm-up to Improve Automaticity Scores, Meagan Ferris

Using Performance Feedback and Self-Graphing to Improve Writing Fluency, Grant Robert Fodness

The Effects of Parent Involvement with Kindergarten Students in the Area of Literacy, Elizabeth Fritel


Effectiveness of Visual Cues During Transitions in a Third Grade Classroom, Tory Gaard


School Counselors’ Role in Providing Advocacy and Support to Homeless Students in Rural Communities, Jessica Gilsrud

A Comparison of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Two Models of Incremental Rehearsal Intervention, Amy Glade

Juvenile Delinquency and Trauma: The Missing Link in Rehabilitation, Emily Gobernatz