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/Action 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.

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Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2019

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

The Impact of Repeated Reading on Oral Reading Fluency Scores In Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities, Morgan Taus


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

Systematic and Direct Instruction on Alphabetic Principle and Phonemic Awareness : Improving Letter Naming Fluency and Letter Sound Acquisition for Students with Learning Disabilities, Callie Tinsley

Incorporating Systematic Whole Word Instruction (Edmark) into a Phonics Based Middle School Reading Instruction for Students with Cognitive Disabilities, Anna Travaglione


Financial Analysis of Otter Tail Corporation, Shawn Tykwinski

Impact of Group Arrangement on Academic Performance in Science and Social Studies, Brooke Umland and Candace Scott


The Relationship of Mindfulness and Student Homework Completion, David Vinje

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 Effects of the Second Step Curriculum on Challenging Behavior in First Grade, Haley Weber

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


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

The Effect of Positive Reinforcement on Disruptive Behavior, Andrea Wilmer

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


The Important Role of the Faculty Advisor in Credit-Bearing Internship Opportunities, Allison Goossens

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

Effect of Social Story Curriculum on Social/Emotional Development of 4-year-old Student, Claire Hamblin

Mental Health Awareness for College Athletics, Andrea Hanson

Using Reading Interventions to Promote Kindergarten Students’ Mastery of Sight Words, Lisa Hasbargen and Carrie Jo Arness


Target: A Financial Analysis, Jordan Heinen


Ability Level Instruction Results on Broad Reading, Lacey Hendrickx

The Effect of Reading Comprehension When Using Digital Materials Compared to Paper Materials, Calista Herzog


The Impact of Community Banks on the Communities That They Serve, Latham Hetland

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

The Effectiveness of the Homework, Organization, and Planning Skills (HOPS) Intervention for a Middle School Student Diagnosed with ADHD, Ryan Hoiland

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


Effect of Music and Movement on Recognition of Sight Words of Kindergarten Students, Joni Jensen

The Effects of Direct Phonemic Awareness Instruction on Emergent Reading, Tessa Jensen


The Role of Homework in a Mathematics Classroom, Adam Johnson

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


Understanding Myself as a Counselor & Individual, Jacob Johnson

The Effect of Parent Involvement and Student Reading Abilities, Kari 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


Vocabulary Needs for the General Education Curriculum at a Four-Year University in the U.S., Esraa Kadhem

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

Implementation of a Music-Based Intervention to Decrease Problem Behaviors in Two Kindergarten Students, Jade Kampfe

The Effects that Studying Online has on Student Vocabulary Short Term Retention, Chelsea Keller and Ondrea Cook

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

Using Video Modeling to Improve Social Skills in Preschoolers with Disabilities, Callista Kermend and Callista J. Kermend


The Effect of Summer Vacation on Reading Level, Stacey Klinkhammer


Social Media's Impact on Relationships, Taylor Koberinski


Using Small Group Reading Instruction to Improve Reading Fluency in First Grade, Michaela Kolness

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

The Effect of the Turtle Technique on Externalizing Behaviors in the Inclusive Preschool Classroom, Katelynn Kutter

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 Effect of Physical Activity in the Classroom on On-task Behavior for Elementary Students, Nicole Lehmann

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