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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Predictive Nature of the Phelps Kindergarten Readiness Scale Perceptual Score and Reading Achievement: A Mixed-Methods Study, Sarah Bond
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Black Teachers of English in South Korea, Quanisha D. Charles
Department: English

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Habitus of Deafhood: Compiling a Corpus-Based Academic ASL Dictionary Using the Sociolinguistic Practices of Deaf Individuals, Gretchen Thom Cobb
Department: English

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A Phenomenological Study of Middle School Counselors' Perceptions of Effective Bullying Prevention and Intervention, Lisa Duval
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Communicating and Cultivating: Exploring the Phenomenology of the Extracurricular Writing Relationship Through Narrative, Melanie Glennon
Department: English

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Uncovering the Middle Archaic in Pennsylvania: Studies from State Road Ripple Site (36CL0052), Angela Goreczny
Department: Anthropology

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Cryptic Diversity and Phenotypic Stasis in a Complex of Highland Anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae: Norops crassulus subgroup), Erich Hofmann
Department: Biology

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Why Teach? What Motivates African American Males to Choose Teaching as a Career?, Terrance Hudson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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College Underage Drinking: A Test of Low Self-Control and Strain Theories, Matthew C. Kijowski
Department: Criminology

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Veterans' Treatment Court Peer Mentors and Statewide Operating Procedures in Pennsylvania: A Mixed-Method Examination, Paul Lucas
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Pennsylvania Public School Board Effectiveness: Does It Influence Student Performance?, Aiko M. Maurer
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Reconceptualizing Study Abroad: American and Japanese Students' Subjective Construction of Identity Through Language Learning Abroad, Tomoko Oda Nuske
Department: English

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Exploring Secondary Teachers’ Use of Culturally Responsive Teaching in a Diverse Rural School District, Diane Z. Onorato
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Synthesis of Non-Toxic Compounds and the Inhibition of Oral Bacteria, Monica Patel
Department: Chemistry

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Canary in a Coal Mine: Evidence of Late Capitalism in Rural Appalachian Maryland, Rachel Precht
Department:

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Effects of the Antihistamine Fexofenadine on Body Fat, Glucose and Body Weight: Impact of Dietary Fat Type and Pre-Drug Run-in Period, Elisabeth C. Smith
Department: Biology

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Competent Assimilation: A Substantive Theory of First Clinical Preparation in Nurse Anesthesia Education, Rebecca S. Stoudt
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Geophysical Investigations at the Hanna's Town Cemetery, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Ashley D. Taylor
Department: Anthropology

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Analyzing Spatial Distribution Patterns of Visual Indicators of Slum Conditions: Case of Rajarghat, Kolkata, India, Bryan Tramontina
Department: Geography and Regional Planning

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Perceptions of Secondary Teachers on the Co-Teaching Model: An Examination of the Instructional Practices in Co-Teaching Classrooms in Western Pennsylvania, Phillip K. Woods
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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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From Eric to Tarzan: An Ethical Analysis of Lead Male Characters in Disney Animation Films Produced During the Company’s Renaissance Era, Nicholas Artman
Department: Communications Media

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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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Presenting a Framework and Process for Designing Leadership Development Programs as Sustainable Competitive Advantages: A Case Study at Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Travis A. Berger
Department: Sociology

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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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An Analysis of Varying Instructional Time and the Association With Third Grade Reading and Mathematics Proficiency on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, Heather D. Carr
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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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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A Study of the Relationship Between Transportation Infrastructure and Criminal Behavior, Sherri Bennett Chippo
Department: Sociology

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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 Effects of the Big Five Personality Factors and Adverse Childhood Events on Leadership Emergence in an Online Violence Prevention Discussion Group, Adam Clarke
Department: 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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A Faunal Analysis of Fragmented Bones Collected from Flotation From Non-Burial Features at the Logan Site (46LG4), West Virginia, Michelle H. Cole
Department: Anthropology

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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 Investigation of the Relationships Between Leadership Practices of Undergraduate Athletic Training Program Directors and Program Performance on the BOC Examination, Jacqueline Durst
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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Assessing Stress and Coping Among Federal Probation Officers, Erika L. Farester
Department: Sociology

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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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"How Do You Feel About This Paper?" A Mixed-Methods Study of How Writing Center Tutors Address Emotion, Jennifer Follett
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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Fabulous Ordinariness & Self-Making: The Other Side of USonian Identities, Erin Guydish
Department: English

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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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A Qualitative Study of Graduate and Professional Studies Students' Writing Identities: The Role of Writing Centers in Constructing Identities, Kimberley M. Holloway
Department: English

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Modeling Magnetic Signatures of Sunken Ships: 1750-1900, Callista Holmes
Department: Anthropology

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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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High School Peer Tutor Alumni Research Project, Andrew L. Jeter
Department: English

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

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A Quantitative Study: The Relationship Between School-Wide Instructional Practices, Teacher Beliefs, and Growth Mindset and Value-Added Student Growth in Elementary Mathematics for Grades 3–5, James W. Jones
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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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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Do Gender Stereotypes Keep Girls Away From Crime? A Structural Equation Modeling Approach to Power-Control Theory, EmmaLeigh E. Kirchner
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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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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Faculty Members' Perceptions of Teaching Writing to Students Who Use English as an Additional Language, Nathan Lindberg
Department: English

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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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The Seedling Project: A Case Study, Lisa McCann
Department: Sociology

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Investigation of CASEL SELect Programs with Minority Students From High Poverty Communities, Byron M. McClure
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Arriving at This Place: A Teacher’s Journey to Fostering Sustainable International Service-Learning in the Writing Classroom, Ravyn L. McKee
Department: English

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Intensive and Systematic Training in Working Memory: Does It Have Validity for Improving Reading Achievement?, Geneel A. McKenzie
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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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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Fourth Grade Literature Blogging Versus Hand-Written Response: Effects on Motivation, Classroom Community, and Reading Comprehension, Adrienne Monaghan
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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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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Recontextualizations of Families of Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Educational E-Discourse: A Discourse Analysis of Representation, Accessibility, and Ideological Values in Parent Involvement, Janelle L. Newman
Department: English

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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

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Stress, Burnout, and Attrition: Implications of Student Performance Data on Math Teacher Effectiveness Evaluations, Becky L. Piscitella
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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