Theses and Dissertations from Molloy's Graduate and Doctoral Programs; current programs include Business, Clinical Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Education, Music Therapy, Nursing, Social Work, and Speech-Language Pathology. All dissertations have been published through ProQuest's ETD Administrator software. The copyright for all thesis and dissertations is held by the author.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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A Narrative Case Study: The Role of Culturally Responsive Mentorship to Navigate, Empower, and Level the Playing Field for Black and Brown Students in Higher Education, Chotsani Williams West

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An Exploration into Art Therapists' Experiences of Collaboration with Music Therapists to Treat People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Heejoon Park Jun

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A Psychometric Validation of the Provider Responses, Treatment, and Care for Trafficked People Instrument, Shaneke O. Pryce

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Early Childhood Educators' Understanding and Perspectives of Music Therapy, Sophia G. Woods

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Elementary English Language Learners' Perceptions of Teacher Care in the Classroom, Carol Boodram-Wright

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Family Caregivers: From Invisible to Visible Within the Healthcare Continuum, Tara Anglim

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How Music Therapists Experience Improvising with Nonspeaking Clients: A Thematic Analysis, Alexandra Timoshenko

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I Do, You Do, We Do: Co-Teachers’ Perspectives of Self-Determination for Students with Dis/abilities, Jenna Theofield

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Music Therapists' Perspectives on the Use of Heavy Metal Music in Music Therapy, Jessie E. Davis

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New York State Emergency Department Assessment Treatment and Referral of Individuals Presenting to the Emergency Department with Opioid Use Disorder, Macia Victoria Drummond

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Nurses' Perceptions of Music Therapy in Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Survey, Teressa Sambolin

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Secondary Data Analysis: Predictors of Employment Among Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy, Eduardo Santos del Rosario

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"She Didn't Know How to Work with Black Kids" Exploring How Adolescent Black Girls in Private, Predominantly White Institutions Perceive Their White Teachers' Ability to Affirm and Uplift Their Intersectional Identities, Florence Marie Phophete-Barbour

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Sheltered Instruction for Newcomer Multilingual Learners Through a Multicultural and Assimilation Lens: Administrators, Teachers, and Students’ Perceptions in a Middle-Level Education Setting, Victoria Rae Seelinger

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Teaching and Learning That Takes Place in a Diverse English Classroom Through the Use of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Sharon A. Dungee

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Understanding the Qualities of an Effective Fieldwork Experience and How it Relates to Pre-service Teachers' Feelings of Self-efficacy and Preparedness, Renata Olczak Filipowicz

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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A Case Study Examining High-Achieving Black and Latinx Students’ Reasons for Using or Not Using Academic Support Services, Nafeeza Uddin-Schmidt

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A Case Study of ParentSchool Relationships: How Spanish-Speaking Latino Parents of Elementary Multilingual Learners Perceive Parental Involvement in Schools, Ingrid Corpuz

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A Phenomenological Investigation of Academic Momism: Perceptions of Female College Faculty’s Role Expectations in High-Stakes STEM Courses, Donna Cempa-Danziger

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A Thematic Analysis of the Clinician's Experience of Individual Music Therapy in Skilled Nursing Facilities with Older Adults, Jaycie Perretta

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Chronic Kidney Disease Patients' Experiences in the Decision Making Process: The Relationship Between Personal Characteristics and Decisional Self-Efficacy on Decisional Conflict and the Dialysis Decision in Patients who Participated in Shared Decision Making, Lincy Jojan

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Decolonizing my Classroom During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Autoethnographic Study, Nadia Khan-Roopnarine

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Descriptive, Comparative, and Correlational Study Related to End-of-Life Care Prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic Outbreak (Time 1) and 12 Months Following Lockdown (Time2), Elizabeth Infante

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‘Let Them Be Who They Are’: Discovering Special Education Teachers’ Perceptions of Oppressive Normativity and Their Practice of Celebrating Neurodiversity, Caitlin Sweetapple

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Mi Familia es Mi Fuerza, Yvonne Borkowski

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Mixed Method- How Do Medical-Surgical Nurses Provide Compassionate Care to Patients in the Face of Adversity?, Diane D. Kret

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Music Therapist Experiences of Meaningful Moments in Short-term Medical Settings: A Thematic Analysis, Haojie Lyu

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Passing the Camel through the Eye of the Needle: Documenting a Culture of Teacher Praxis at an Affluent Catholic High School, Nicholas S. Vasiliades

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Perceptions of Secondary Music Educators on the Transition to, and First Years of the Every Student Succeeds Act, Thomas Rizzuto

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Professional Development For Veteran Teachers: Let Them Speak!, Livia M. Gama Fagundes

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Relationships of Secondary Traumatic Stress and Self-efficacy Among Obstetric Nurses Caring for Patients and Families with Perinatal Loss, Jennifer Baierlein

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Seeing the World Through Their Eyes: The Impact of Place Attachment on Teachers' Understanding of Worldviews, Kathleen Murray

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The Connections in Relationships Among Autistic and Neurotypical Adolescents Participating in a Virtual, Inclusive, Performative Music Therapy Group, Laura Silvestain

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The Experience of Music Therapists Working with the Parents of Premature Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Harria Kim

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The Experiences of an Individual with Parkinson's Engaging in a Relationship-based, Improvisational Music Therapy Group, Daniel DeLucia

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The Lived Experience of Older Adults with Visual Impairments and Their Integration Into Social and Recreational Activities in the Long-Term Care Setting: A Phenomenological Study, Julie Ann Conboy Russo

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The Non-verbal Expressions and Experiences of an Autistic Adolescent in Improvisational, Relationship-based Music Therapy, Naoko Funahashi

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The Role of Affinity Group Membership For Marginalized Music Therapy Students and Professionals, Fakoya A. Jack-Vilmar

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Toward a Transdisciplinary Model of Social Justice in Academic Librarianship: Promoting Critical Awareness within Advocates and Privileged Allies, Judith L. Brink Drescher

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Understanding the Homesick Experience Through the Narratives of First-Year College Residential Students, Talita Santos Ferrara

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Urinary Incontinence in the Pre-Menopausal Woman and Impact on Quality of Life, Jacqueline Skene Kirk

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Women in the Superintendency: A Phenomenological Study of Women Superintendents’ Perceptions of Social Capital, Victoria Catalano

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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A Descriptive Correlational Study of Factors Reported to Negatively Impact Memory in Women Who Have Received Treatment For Breast Cancer in Relation to COVID-19, Heather Reens

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A Meaningful Paradox of Color-Blind Racism and Racial Literacy: Understanding the Phenomena of White Women Teachers Educating Students of Color, Alaisa Rigoni Grudzinski

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A Narrative Inquiry: What Does It Mean to Be a Black Male Teacher?, Nathaniel Marner

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An Exploration of Music Therapists' Experience of Simultaneous Trauma During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Nadia Mary Flutie

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A Quantitative Analysis of Newly Practicing Nurses' Perceived Self-Efficacy, Assertiveness, and Interprofessional Collaboration, Janice Baglietto

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A Study on the Perception and Influence of Whiteness in White Music Therapists, Maria Abramovich

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Co-Creating a Culture of Belonging through the Relational Co-Teaching Framework: A Critical, Transformative Auto|Ethnography, Elizabeth L. Stein

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Deconstructing the Clinician: An Auto-Ethnographic Study, Nicole Moy and Natalia Alvarez-Figueroa

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Inpatient Pediatric Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices of Infant Safe Sleep, Francince Bono-Neri

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Parents Raising Children with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in Jamaica: A Grounded Theory Approach, Maureen Lowers-Roach

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Positioning Co-Teachers in an Integrated English as a New Language Class: Making Sense of Teaching Roles, Kelley E. Cordeiro

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Puppets in Music Therapy: A Qualitative Study, Kaitlyn Lewis

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Racial and Ethnic Representation in Music Therapy Education, Eden M. Medina

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Should Private Prisons in the U.S. be Abolished, Nancy Anzalone

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The Development of Therapeutic Alliance in Long-Term and Short-Term Music Therapy Treatment, Brooke Morris

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The Experience of Music Therapists in Delivering Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Nicole Gelfand

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The Influences of Language Barriers in Music Therapy, Kohei Mori

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The Music Therapist’s Experience of Flow During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Kaitlyn Upshaw

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The Music Therapist's Experience of the Client-Therapist Relationship in Improvisational Voicework: An Interpretive Phenomenological Inquiry, Samantha Schick

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The Prevalence of Hip Hop Music in Music Therapy Education & Practice, Dannyele C. Crawford

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The Role of Telehealth in Music Therapy Practice During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic Through the Lens of the Music Therapist: A Survey, Brianne Brunick

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Toward an Understanding of Student Agency Within Institutional Dis/ableism: A Critical Phenomenological Study, Shalinie Sarju

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Understanding the Lived Fertility Preservation Experience from Diagnosis to the Start of Adjuvant Therapy: A Study of Young Breast Cancer Survivors, Kristine Ferrucci-Egan

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“Who We Are On Paper”: Celebrating Writing Identity and Diversity With High School Seniors in a Dialogic ELA Classroom, Karen Larson Buechner

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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A Culturally Situated Perspective of Music Therapy in Hungary, Sylvia E. Foldes-Berman

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A Narrative Analysis of Psychological Adjustments of Professionals Transitioning to Work Following Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA), Mabel Munachiso Korie

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A National Study of Undergraduate Nursing Students' Early Consideration of Doctoral Education: What Characteristics Predict Students' Report of Intention and Readiness to Continue Graduate Education toward the Doctorate?, Renee Lynn Buonaguro

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A Phenomenological Study of the Therapeutic Relationship in Tele-Music Therapy in the US, Kiyomi Kamiya Glover

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Enacting Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in Diverse Secondary Classrooms: Teachers’ Perceptions, Preparation, Current Practices, and Challenges, Mariola Krol

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From Student to Practitioner: Formal Music Education’s Influence on The Practitioner’s Informed Music Therapy Practice, Daniel M. Salaway

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Global Citizens in the 21st-Century Classroom: A Mixed-Methods Study of Motivational Aspects of Global Awareness, Robert James Windorf

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Individual Characteristics and Shared Decision Making for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation, Patricia Nadraus

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Navigating the Experience of Burnout of Immigrant Music Therapists in the United States, Naeun Lee

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Neonatal Nurses' Perceptions of Providing Palliative Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Susan Di Nonno Chin

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Temporal Pain Pattern Sequencing in the Older Adult After Joint Replacement Surgery, Jennifer B. Withall

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The Relationahips between Health Behaviors of Women and Health Locus of Control among Black Caribbean Women and Black American Women with Hypertension, Camelle Charles

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The Role of Music in Personal Therapy in Advanced Music Therapy Training: A Self-Inquiry, Jan Mark Casco

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The Role of Personal Therapy for Chinese-Speaking Music Therapy Students: A Survey, Xinrui Liu

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The Role of Verbal Skills in Analytical Music Therapy, the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, Elizabeth Ingram

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Dialogic Teaching in a Detracked High School ELA Class: "We Talk Here", Signy Emler

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Does the Theory of Reasoned Action Inform the Willingness of Individuals Undergoing Genetic Testing to Seek Disclosure of Incidental Findings Related to the Risk for Alzheimer Disease?, Alisa M. Forrest

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Exploring the Use of Marimba in Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Lucas McCarren

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Male Nurses’ Experience Of Gender Stereotyping Over The Past Five Decades: A Narrative Approach, Michael W. Finnegan

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Religious Sister Educators: A Narrative Study Through a Feminist Lens, Lisa Peluso

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The Experience of Female Veterans’ Transitioning to Post—Active— Duty Health Care, Sarah A. Bradwisch

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The Experience of Songwriting in Music Therapy for Adults with Intellectual Disability, Jasper Lewis

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The Roles of Absorption in Music Therapy, Michael John Russo

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Towards an Understanding of the Testing Opt-Out Movement: Why Parents Choose to Opt Out or Opt In, Margaret Paladino

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Understanding Group Dynamics in DIR-Based Improvisational Music Therapy with Autistic Children, Anne Therese Crean

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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A Phenomenological Inquiry into an Autistic Adolescent's Experience in Relationship-based Music Therapy from the Perspectives of the Adolescent and Parent, Diana N. Abourafeh

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A Survey of Music Therapists Working in Acute Care, Adult Psychiatric Facilities in the United States: Theoretical Orientations and Practices, Jon Reichert

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Clinical Intuition in Improvisational Music Therapy: A Phenomenological Study of the Relationship between Intuition and Music, Nick Farr

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Factors Associated with College Students' Willingness and Readiness to Act in a Food Allergic Emergency, Olga Kagan

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Health Information Security and Privacy: A Social Science Exploration of Nurses' Knowledge and Risk Behaviors with Security and Privacy Issues Focusing on Mobile Device Usage, Keith Richard Weiner

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Maternal Child Health Nurses' Care of the Opioid Addicted Mother and Infant: A Grounded Theory Study, Alice Marie Nash

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Millenial Nurses Connecting with Patients in the 21st Century: A Phenomenological StudyH, Heather Caramanzana

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The Relationship of Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy to Breastfeeding Duration and Breastfeeding Exclusivity of Full-Term Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Mixed Method Study, Karen Hylton-McGuire

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The Role of Entrainment on an Older Adult’s Stress and Anxiety: A Mixed Methods Study, Francesca Brennan