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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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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

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The Effects of Three 10 Minute Bouts Compared to a Single Continuous Bout of Moderate Intensity Aerobic Exercise on Blood Glucose Levels in Participants With Metabolic Syndrome, Bradley J. Polen
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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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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Leadership Development Among Fraternity Presidents: Can Leadership Be Learned?, Joseph Rosenberg
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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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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The Kth M-ary Partition Function, Laura E. Rucci
Department: Mathematics

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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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An Examination Into University-Based Image Repair via Social Media as Demonstrated by Penn State University's Effort During the Jerry Sandusky Scandal, Carrie L. Scanlon
Department: Communications Media

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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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Using 3-D Scanning to Create Virtual Landscapes for Historic Sites, Marion Smeltzer
Department: Anthropology

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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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Source of Controversy: Newspaper Reporters' Sourcing Practices in Coverage of Natural Gas Drilling, Brandon J. Szuminsky
Department: Communications Media

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The Phenomenological Exploration of User-Design Among Junior Undergraduate Students Majoring in Computer Science in a Medium Sized Liberal Arts University When Developing a Game Prototype, David Tucker
Department: Communications Media

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Merging Professional Academic Literacies and Identities: Four Case Studies of New PhDs Working in Composition, Kathleen Vacek
Department: English

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The Effect Academic Self-Efficacy and Locus of Control Have in the Successful Completion of High School Cyber Courses, William L. Vitulli
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: Professional Studies in Education

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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
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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

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The Sidekick Comes of Age: Tracing the Growth of Secondary Characters in Young Adult Literature, Stephen M. Zimmerly
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