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:

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Please discuss your options with your advisor.

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Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2018


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

Coca-Cola Co., Michael Anderson

Providing an Online Orientation Program for New Students, Nicole Askew

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

An Emotion Regulation Group Manual for Adolescent Males, Sarah Connell


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


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

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


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

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

College and Career Exploration Group Manual, Kimberly Gunderson


Using Coaching Strategies to Build Caregiver Capacity, Beth Hadrava

Wide Open Spaces: Rural Counseling Competency in Counselor Education Programs, Jenna Halvorson

Mental Health Awareness for College Athletics, Andrea Hanson


Target: A Financial Analysis, Jordan Heinen

The Effects of Differentiated Small Group Math on Kindergarten Math Scores, Erica Hewitt

Pre-Orientation Program for First-Generation Students, Holly Hoeschen


The Effects of Implementing a Zones of Regulation Curriculum in a Third Grade Classroom, Jamie Hoffman

Effects of Music on Writing of Students with Disabilities, Mikaela Janicke


The Role of Homework in a Mathematics Classroom, Adam Johnson

Early Childhood Special Education: Service Model Advantages, Challenges, and Decision Making, Amanda Johnson

Moving to the Middle School: A Comprehensive Curriculum for Students Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School, Rebecca Johnson


Effects of Small Group Instruction on Oral Reading Fluency, Tiffany Johnson

The Effect of Paired Repeated Reading Intervention on Oral Reading Fluency, Nicole Kahler

Self Efficacy and Math Anxiety; Math Intervention Strategies for Future Paraprofessionals, Angeline Kallhoff

Suicide Prevention Program for School Employees, Jenna Kamholz

Active Learning in an Online Introductory Networking Course Using Collaborative Learning Communities, David Keller

The Effects of the Florida Fluency Intervention on Oral Reading Rates Focusing on Fifth Grade Students, Chelsie Kennedy


The Effect of Summer Vacation on Reading Level, Stacey Klinkhammer


Social Media's Impact on Relationships, Taylor Koberinski

An Integration of Trauma-Informed Schools and Social Emotional Curriculum, Brooke Kupcho

Self-Monitoring Strategy Instruction: Improving Reading Accuracy and Self-Correction for At-Risk Students, Melissa Kyser

The Effects of Implementing Play with Students' On-Task Behavior in a Developmental Cognitive Delay Classroom, Stephanie Larsen

The Positive Effect of 6-Minute Fluency on Reading Comprehension Using STAR Reading Assessment, Emily Livingood

Clinical Chemistry On-Call: Navigating Clinical Information Systems, Maria Lodermeier

The Effects of Positive Behavioral Supports and Student Participation in a Kindergarten Classroom, Sheri McKeever

The Effect of Words Their Way Spelling Instruction on the Acquisition of Second Grade Students' Spelling Skills, Vanessa Renae McNutt 5661972

Strategic Reading: Using Think Alouds to Increase Fluency in High School Students, Patricia Kate Mueller

Effects of Project Based Learning in a Third Grade Classroom, Samantha Neitzke

A Support Group for Adults with Children Suffering from Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Nicole Ogan

Worry Warriors: A School-Based Counseling Small Group for Elementary-Aged Students with Anxiety, Emily Ojanen

Using Technology in Literacy to Enhance Comprehension, Amber Olson

Improving Vocabulary of English Language Learners Through Direct Vocabulary Instruction, Brianne Olson

Casey’s General Stores: A Financial Valuation, Donovan Olson


Intervention strategies and psychosocial factors for a client with Broca’s aphasia and apraxia of speech: A case study, Erin Olson

The Effectiveness of Repeated Reading Techniques to Increase Fluency of Beginning Readers, Tori Olson, Laura Jorud, and Megan Martin

The Effects of Using Active Engagement Strategies to Help Improve Student Success on Spelling Tests, Andrew Ortman

Life with Max: A Self-Analysis, Max Pajari


Grade Retention: Knowledge and Attitudes of Teacher Educators and Preservice Teachers, Jenny Pearson


Avis Budget Group: A Financial Analysis, Tralonie Perkins

Incorporating AVID Readings Strategies into Content Area Classrooms, Jennifer Peterson


Mind-Body Approach to Treating Developmental Trauma in Adolescents: A Group Therapy Manual for Residential Treatment Facilities, Kayla Prosser


How Oral Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension are Intertwined, Ivy Rath


Technological Resources versus Non-Technological Resources, Samantha Sapa

Token Economy Intervention for Task Completion in a Student with Autism: A Case Study, Lisa Schmidt


Effects of an Elementary Immersion Program on Academic Achievement in Core Subject Areas, Marlee Schmidt


Personality Type & the SLP’s Employment Setting: Is There a Pattern?, Ashley Ann Schurr

Effect of Paper vs Computer-Based Text on Reading Comprehension, Kelly Simon

Using Metacognition in the Online Classroom, Claire Stich

A Critical Media Analysis of Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Examination of Symptom Presentation on Sesame Street, Kaitlyn Suppa

The Effect of Preschool Attendance on Student Success in Kindergarten, Amber Tostenson

Better Together; A Guide to a School-Based Peer Mentoring Program, Elizabeth Underwood

The Effects of Using Technology and Other Teacher Created Activities to Help Improve Understanding Math Concepts, Katlyn VanHavermaet

Engagement Strategy Results on Student Participation, Ben Vickstrom


Assistive Listening Devices in Primary and Secondary Educational Settings: A Systematic Review, Paige Wagner-Skinner

Synchronous Online Learning and its Relation to Course Satisfaction, Carrie M. Ward

Self-Selected Reading: An Alternative to Formal Summer Reading Programs for Middle School Students, John Watkin


Marriott International, Inc: A Financial Analysis, Lai Wei

Existential Reality? An Analysis of Self from an Existential & Reality Therapy Theoretical Orientation, James Weinzirl

Tiffany & Co.: A Financial Analysis, Nicole Weiss


Dragon Ambassador Manual: A Guide for Dragon Ambassadors and Supervisors, Jamie Wepking


Factors Related to Successful Implementation of an AAC Device for an Individual With Autism, Michaela Worms