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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Characterizations of Proteins from Virulent and A-Virulent Isolates of Rhizoctonia solani, Douglas Amoo Achempong
Department: Biology

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The Role of S100B in Acquired Epilepsy Induced by Inflammation in a Neonatal Hypoxia-Induced Animal Model, Zahiah Al Mohsen
Department: Biology

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Numerical Simulation of N-Body Orbits and Interaction, Ashi Arwa
Department: Mathematics

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The Ephemeral and the Eternal, Kayla Bennett
Department: Art

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Evaluation of Protein Signatures From Wild-Type and Reduced Genomic Complements of Rhizoctonia solani Isolates, James W.-M. Birch
Department: Biology

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A Predictive Model for the Archaic/Woodland Transition on Isle Royale National Park, Michigan, Leigh Casey Campetti
Department: Anthropology

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Reintegration and College Experience of Military Veteran Students, Hollie Carlson
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Early Intervention Sessions for Infants and Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Providers' Use of Routines, A Case Study, Melissa M. Casses
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Fitspiration: Empowering or Objectifying? The Effects of Fitspiration and Self-Objectification on Exercise Behavior, Julia Kathryn Chasler
Department: Psychology

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The Impact of Access to School-Based Parent Resource Centers on Parents' Perceptions of School Climate and Students' Academic Achievement, Cherisse Le'Fay Chisolm
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Relationship Between Nursing Students' Test-Taking Motivation and the Exit Examination Score, Lorraine Coalmer
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Caribbean “Islands of the Mind”: Reshaping the Ocularity of the Self, Margaret Cox
Department: English

Test Anxiety and Academic Procrastination Among Pre-Licensure Nursing Students, Nicole R. Custer
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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How a National Blue Ribbon Elementary School Negotiates the ELA PA Core, Todd Dishong
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Study of Superintendents' Perceptions of Current Superintendent Certification Programs in New York State, Robert M. Dufour
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Examination of Undergraduate Sophomore-Level Nursing Students’ Personal Reflection Ability Following High-Fidelity Simulation and Video-Assisted Debriefing, Taylor Fawn Edwards
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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An Examination of Undergraduate Sophomore-Level Nursing Students’ Personal Reflection Ability Following High-Fidelity Simulation and Video-Assisted Debriefing, Taylor Fawn Edwards
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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An Integrative Assessment of Species Boundaries in Mesoamerican Toads (Incilius coccifer Complex), Thomas Joseph Firneno Jr.
Department: Biology

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Fostering the Creative Mind: Creative Pedagogies in the ELT Classroom, Zachary W. Fish
Department: English

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Fostering the Creative Mind: Creative Pedagogies in the ELT Classroom, Zachary W. Fish
Department: English

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Principal Leadership and Its Influence on Educational Outcomes for High Need Student Populations, Alyssa Ford-Heywood
Department: Sociology

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Validating Placement for Teaching and Learning, Jessica Ann Ganni
Department: English

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A Neural Networks Approach to Determining Angle and Scale of Partially Occluded Objects, Thomas Gresavage
Department: Mathematics

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Investigating Monongahela Fire-Cracked Rock: An Experimental Approach, Kevin Gubbels
Department: Anthropology

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Indonesian EFL Teachers' Perceptions and Experiences of Professional Development, Rudi Hartono
Department: English

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An Analysis of Faunal Remains From Fort Stanwix, New York: 1758-1781, Jamie Hippensteel
Department: Anthropology

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Caregivers of Children of Incarcerated Parents: Motivations for Involvement in the Family-School Partnership, Nikole Y. Hollins
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Measurement of Laryngeal Diadochokinetic Strength in Adult Men and Women Between 40 and 59 Years of Age, Alaina M. Howse
Department: Communication Disorders, Special Education & Disability Services

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Kindergarten Entry Age and the Effect on Student Academic Achievement, Angela J. Hughes
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Molecular and Morphological Systematics of Two Species of the Subgenus Magnadigita (Plethodontidae: Bolitoglossa) from Honduras, Michael W. Itgen
Department: Biology

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Molecular and Morphological Systematics of Two Species of the Subgenus Magnadigita (Plethodontidae: Bolitoglossa) from Honduras, Michael W. Itgen
Department: Biology

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Movie Effects on Social Dominance Orientation of Undergraduate Students, Brian C. Johnson
Department: Communications Media

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Molecular Function of the lhx1a Transcription Factor in Zebrafish, Vishal Keshari
Department: Biology

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The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Physical Health in College Students: A Replication and Extension of the ACE Study, Irina Khrapatina
Department: Psychology

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Feminist Themes in Dystopias, Elsa Klingensmith
Department: English

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The Usage of Smartphone Technologies by American Expatriate Teachers as a Communication and Cultural Assimilation Tool, Erik M. Kormos
Department: Communications Media

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The Relationship Between Physical Activity Habits, Exercise Motivation, and Health-Related Fitness Levels in College Students, Michael David Kostick
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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The Effect of Acetaminophen on Social Pain, Peter Kozel
Department: Psychology

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Kindergarten Teachers' Perceptions of the Effect of Preschool on Academic and Social Skills, Amy L. Larcinese
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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In|Dependiente, Crystal A. Latimer
Department: Art

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Laryngeal Diadochokinetic Strength in the Young Adult Population, Amanda N. Laughlin
Department: Communication Disorders, Special Education & Disability Services

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An Examination of High-School Size, Socioeconomic Status, and Advanced Level Educational Opportunities in Pennsylvania Public High Schools: A Quantitative Study, Mark J. Madson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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EFL Preservice Teachers' Beliefs About English Language Teaching in Role-Play Based Activities, Arifah Mardiningrum
Department: English

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The Inside Passage, Araina Marsden
Department: Art

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An Investigation of Fifth Graders' Reading Strategies When Reading Digital Texts in Regard to Overall Retention of Content Material by Proficient and Non-Proficient Readers, Melissa J. Martinez
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Enhancing Community Supervision: A Unified Voice for Community Corrections Concerning Police-Probation/Parole Partnerships, Adam K. Matz
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Elements of Process Quality Within a Preschool's Language and Early Literacy Environment: The Influence on Children's Pre-Reading and Writing Performance in the Beginning of Kindergarten, Cynthia Lynn Miller
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study of Systemic Change from Failure to Success in Select Pennsylvania Schools, Michael A. Minnick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Integrating Writing Activities in the English Department Literature Courses at an Afghan University, Mir Abdullah Miri
Department: English

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The Effects of Syllabus Design on Course Information Retention by At-risk First Semester College Students, Evelyn Anne Mocek
Department: Communications Media

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Latina Undergraduate Students’ Experiences with Resources and Student Organizations at a Predominately White Institution, Jonathan Montgomery
Department: English

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Latina Undergraduate Students’ Experiences with Resources and Student Organizations at a Predominately White Institution, Jonathan Montgomery
Department: English

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Administrator Perceptions Regarding Pennsylvania's MTSS/RtII Framework and Gifted Elementary Students, Tricia M. Murin
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Bat Species Activity Related to Silvicultural Treatments in Hardwood Forests Managed for Oak Regeneration, with an Examination of the Influence of Microphone Height on Acoustic Survey Results, Amber D. Nolder
Department: Biology

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Kindergarten Through Fourth Grade Teacher Perception of Self-Efficacy in Educating Students Diagnosed With Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders, Jenifer R. Pappasergi
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Hookups and Gender Norm Conformity: The Experiences of Undergraduate Women, Rebecca Shayne Pearlson
Department: Psychology

Adventure Camp: Evaluation of an Experiential Learning Social Skills Intervention for Children with ADHD and ASD, Mark E. Pleiss
Department: Psychology

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Adapting Place, Embracing Hybridity: Brian Friel’s and Frank McGuinness’s Dramatic Adaptations of Anton Chekhov and Henrik Ibsen, Nancy Elizabeth Raftery
Department: English

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Introducing the Prison Writer to Composition: A Multilayered, Many Stranded, Nested, and Textured 3D Metanarrative That Begins to Unfold the Untold Story of Prison Writing, Alva Natalie Ramon
Department: English

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Wearable Technology: Improving Exercise Habits and Experiences in Adults, Shawn Allen Rause
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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The Investigation of Client Satisfaction Level Among Older Adult Members of a University Based Fitness Center, Darin Joseph Rauso
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Examining Motivation to Participate in Sport: A Retrospective Look at Current and Former Athletes' Motivation to Participate in Athletics, Nicholas Anthony Raymond
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Valuing Non-Degree, Online Training: An Examination of Hiring Managers’ Perceptions of MOOCs, Joseph A. Rosendale
Department: Communications Media

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"A Land of Picture": Novelized Art and Visual Literature in Cole, Cooper, and Hawthorne, 1826-1860, Ellen H. Ryan
Department: English

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A Mixed Method Examination of Student Achievement Indicators, Michael E. Sable
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Effects of an Intervention on Undergraduate Women’s Knowledge of and Attitudes Related to Sexual Objectification, Samantha R. Sciarrillo
Department: Psychology

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A Spiritual Approach for Licensed Professional Counselors in Private Practice: Treating African-American Women’s Psychological Pain, Callie Marie Scott
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Effects of Chronic Exposure to the Antipsychotic Olanzapine on Metabolism and Hormones: Is There an Interaction with Dietary Fat Levels?, Joshua P. Semon
Department: Biology

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Holding Back the Mountain: Sustaining Place in the Appalachian Poetry of Robert Morgan, Kathryn Stripling Byer, and Ron Rash, Alana Dagenhart Sherrill
Department: English

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Understanding How Texting and Driving Video Public Service Announcements Change College Students' Attitudes and Impact Information Retention Using the Health Belief Model, Rona Smeak
Department: Communications Media

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Trauma Exposure and Health Outcomes in College Students: The Mediating Role of Experiential Avoidance, Kathryn L. Sowder
Department: Psychology

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A Case Study of Pennsylvania's University Programs for Students With Intellectual Disabilities, Margaret Stolar-Martz
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Reducing the Impact of Negative Media Messages on College Students’ Body Satisfaction: Examining the Effectiveness of a Warning Message, Audra L. Wagaman
Department: Psychology

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The Effects of K-2 Commercialized Reading Programs on 3rd Grade Reading Mastery as Measured by the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), Jesse T. Wallace III
Department:

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The Effects of K-2 Commercialized Reading Programs on 3rd Grade Reading Mastery as Measured by the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), Jesse T. Wallace III
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Teachers’ Implementation of Constructivist Teaching: Does Career Motivation Make a Difference?, Peizhen Wang
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Writing Across the Curriculum: Experiences of Undergraduate Multilingual International Students, Zhenjie Weng
Department: English

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Computational Analysis of a Fluid Ratchet for Pumping of Newtonian and Viscoelastic Fluids, Peter Westerbann
Department: Mathematics

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Homeschooling Parent Stress Levels and Its Association With the Mental and Physical Health of Their Children, Lance Scott Windish
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Alcoholic Republic/Temperate Empire: Temperance and Imperialism in U.S Literature, 1830-1870, Sarah Elise Franzen Young
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A Study of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Cemeteries and Grave-Marker Design, Katherine M. Adam
Department: Anthropology

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Androgynous Content: Gender-Inclusive Language in Qur'anic Arabic and Egyptian Arabic, Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed
Department: English

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A Qualitative Case Study Exploring the Implementation of ePortfolios by Writing Teachers in PASSHE Schools, Maha Alawdat
Department: English

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The Discursive Construction of Saudi Women in the American Media, Lama Abdullah J. Alharbi
Department: English

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Using Poetry to Express Emotions in Arabic and English as a Second Language, Ahmed Mohammed Alharfi
Department: English

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Teachers' Perceptions of the Importance of Intercultural Communicative Competence in Saudi EFL Education, Basim Mohammed Al Hasnan
Department: Education

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Writing for Certainty: Women's Reformist Exegesis in Early Modern England, Angela Aliff
Department: English

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The Use of Instructional Videos in K-12 Classrooms: A Mixed-Method Study, Carleen Allison
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Gender, Performance, and Film: A Study of the Performance of Gender in a Selection of Jordanian Films in Light of Some Cultural and Social Effects, Arene N. Al-Shara'h
Department: English

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Criterion Validity of Mathematics Curriculum-Based Measurement, Giancarlo A. Anselmo
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Spatial Manifestation and Trends of Cremation in Pennsylvania, Rachel Applebaum
Department: Geography and Regional Planning

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An Exploration of the Relationship Between School Dropout and the Academic, Emotional, and Social Experiences of Incarcerated Males, Jessica Attardo-Maryott
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Occupational Stress: A Role Theory Approach to Justifying Deviance and Law-Breaking in a Steakhouse-Buffet, Philip F. Austin
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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"But Where Can We Draw Water?": Ideology, Myth, and Legend in Twentieth-Century Irish Literature, Matthew P. Ayres
Department: English

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Postmodern Tendencies in Contemporary Arab American Novel, Ibrahim Azizi
Department: English

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The Unsung Feminist Heroine: Jessie Redmon Fauset-- Liberator, Educator, and Female Emancipator, Michelle Eileen Banks
Department: English

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Metamorph, James Joseph Battistelli
Department: Art

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Weird Mysticism: Philosophical Horror and the Logic of Negation in Thomas Ligotti, Georges Bataille, and E. M. Cioran, Brad Baumgartner
Department: English

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Empathy in Preservice Early Childhood Teachers, Kathleen A. Beining
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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When English is Performed Rather Than Spoken: The Narrative Inquiry of Saudi M.A. Students' Experiences with Pragmatic Competence, Fahad A. Ben Duhaish
Department: English