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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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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

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Rereading, Rewriting, and Recovering the Literary Legacy of Susan Warner, Amanda M. Benigni
Department: English

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The Kumaraswamy Inverse Weibull Poisson Distribution With Applications, Walter T. Bera
Department: Mathematics

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Music for Wind Ensemble Composed by Bruce Yurko: A Comprehensive List with Selected Annotated Bibliography and Compact Disc Compilation, Benjamen Andrew Blasko
Department: Music

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"I Am Master Here and You Shall Learn to Know It": Recovering Domestic Abuse Literature by 19th-Century Transatlantic Women Authors, Maria E. Bodenschatz
Department: English

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Nursing Students' and Educators' Perspectives on Using Educational Games as an Experiential Learning Strategy, Johanna E. Boothby
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Study of Effects of Institution-Wide 1:1 Computing Initiatives on University Freshman Student Engagement, James R. Bosco
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examination of the Relationship Between Perceived Social Support and Students' Academic Outcomes, Heather Lynnette Bravener
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Mixed Motives: Hegemony in Landscape, Eric Brennan
Department: Art

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Academic Advising at a Satellite Campus of a Large Multi-Campus University: A Qualitative Case Study Using Systems Theory Constructs, Sean Thomas Bridgen
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Women Motorcycle Passengers: The View from the Backseat, Ginger Lou Bucher
Department: Sociology

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Evaluative Study of Legal Literacy Relative to Principals' Knowledge of the First, Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments and the Impact on Daily Decision-Making, Amy Marie Burch
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Impact of Financial Issues on the Departure of First-Year, First-Time-In-College, Full-Time Students From a Public, Four-Year University, W. Paul Bylaska
Department: Sociology

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The Effects of Audio and Video Encoding on Information Acquisition Among Undergraduates, Todd A. Campbell
Department: Communications Media

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Gathering Wombs: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Decolonizing the Female Body in the Works of Mahasweta Devi, Margaret Randall, and Bessie Head, Mary Louisa Cappelli
Department: English

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Bring Your Own Device: A Case Study of a 10th Grade BYOD Program in a Rural Pennsylvania School District, Donna M. Carey
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Allegheny Woodrat (Neotoma magister) Distribution Across Pennsylvania, Chad D. Clair
Department: Biology

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Teacher Acceptance of Web-Based E-learning Technology, Adam C. Coffman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Bakhtinian Approach to (Re)visioning Heroic Rhetoric in Medical Discourse, Gillian Mary Collie
Department: English

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Construct Validity of the D-KEFS Sorting Test: Standard and Non-Standard Administration with a Non-Clinical Undergraduate Sample, Sunshine M. Collins
Department: Psychology

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The Projected Use of Mobile Applications for Adult English Language Learners' in Class Instruction, Melissa Rachael Cowan
Department: English

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Captivating Culture and Composition: Life Writing, Storytelling, Folklore, and Heritage Literacy Connections to First-Year Composition, Jennifer O. Curtis
Department: English

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Breaking Down Barriers for Low Income and First Generation College Bound Students: A Case Study of Five College Access Programs, Jennifer J. Damico
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Comparing Strain at a Residential and a Commuter Campus: A Test of General Strain Theory, Darla D. Darno
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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A New Model for Reading Adaptation: The Textus, in a Case Study of Adaptations of “The Great Gatsby”, Sarah Elizabeth Davis
Department: English

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An Examination of the Effects of Multiple Learning Environments on Problem Solving in Graduate Instructional Design Students, Robyn A. Defelice
Department: Communications Media

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Utility of the Level of Service Inventory-Revised (L SI-R) in Predicting Recidivism: Do Gender and Offense Type Matter?, Ashley Leigh Dickinson
Department: Criminology

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A Gendered View of Servant Leadership, Susanne Diehl
Department: Sociology

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Examining the Links Between Parental Meta-Emotion Philosophy and Mother-Adolescent Relationships as Assessed by the Structural Analysis of Social Behavior (SASB), Yu Ding
Department: Psychology

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The Relationship Among Parental Style, Involvement, Influence and Undergraduate Student Success, Susan Miller Donat
Department: Sociology

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Metatext: A Study of Nonfiction Fan Compositions and Disciplinary Writing, Shevaun Donelli O'Connell
Department: English

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The Perceived Value of Music Teacher Input During IEP Meetings: Special Education Teacher Survey Responses, Melissa A. Douglas-Kline
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Ethnoracial Mixology: A Poetic Ethnography of Mixed-Heritage Individuals' Experiences of Racial and Ethnic Identification and Identity, Tarah Dunn
Department: English

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Core Job Dimensions as Predictors of Intended Retirement Timing, Eric S. Ecklund
Department: Sociology

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Investigating the Orchard Site (46MS61): A Protohistoric Fort Ancient Site in West Virginia, Laura Elizabeth Ellis
Department: Anthropology

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Trapped Like a Trap in a Trap: Subversive Fiction of the Twenties and Thirties - Dorothy Parker's Outrage at the Failure of Advancement Toward Gender and Social Equality, Claire Louise Englehart
Department: English

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Growing Up Working Class in Southwestern Pennsylvania: How Class Impacts Career and Educational Decisions, Brian James Farester
Department: Sociology

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The Efficacy of Readers' Theatre with Digital Voice Recording as a Means of Improving Reading Skills, Meghan Ferraro
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Evaluating the Sensitivity of a Reading Comprehension Benchmark Assessment as a Predictor of Performance on a High Stakes Academic Assessment For Middle School Students, René Fetchkan
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Beyond Visible Cities: Avant-Garde Actions and the Materialized Word in Twenty-First-Century New York City, Dominique Ficalora
Department: English

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Recommended Practices for Determining Rate of Improvement: A Review of State-Level Guidance, Caitlin S. Flinn
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Effect of the Use of the Simulation Leadership Training Software VLeader on the Leadership Aptitude Scores of Undergraduate College Students in the Communications Media Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Jennifer L. Forrest
Department: Communications Media

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Developing a Change-Process Blueprint: A Case Study of Online and Hybrid Courses at a Liberal Arts Institution, Jeffrey D. Foster
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Belief and an Act of Will: Hopeful Writing Theory for the Composition Course, Brian Fotinakes
Department: English

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Reflections from Pennsylvania Charter School Leaders: A Qualitative Study, Colleen L. Freyvogel
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Collective Case Study that Examines the Decision-Making Experiences and Influential Variables as Identified by Leaders in Higher Education, Dennis D. Frketich Sr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Academic Literacy and Discourse Socialization of Seven Multilinguals in a Research Seminar Course in a Japanese University, Yutaka Fujieda
Department: English

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Social Combination: Teaching Two Fa(u)lkners and Digital Literacy, Koichi Fujino
Department: English

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Information Retention of Audio Based Public Service Announcements: The Impact of Messages Created Using Different Production Methods, Lacey A. Fulton
Department: Communications Media

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Differences in Perceptions of Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Satisfaction, and Burnout Among Nurse Faculty, Earlston Kinzie Gardner III
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Common Profiles and Clinical Utility of the MMPI-2-RF in Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations, Laura K. Gilman
Department: Psychology

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Laryngeal Diadochokinetic Consistency in the Young Adult Population, Katie L. Grahek
Department: Communication Disorders, Special Education & Disability Services

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Recontextualizing Composition Studies: Translingual Practice, Representation, and an Enacted Methodology, Rachel Griffo
Department: English

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(Re)framing the Immigrant Narrative: Exploring Testimonios That Counter the Essentialized Image of (Un)documented People in the Discourses of Contemporary U.S. Rhetoric, Leslie Nicole Gutierrez
Department: English

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Correlation of Emotional Intelligence of School Leaders and School Climate: A Cross-Cultural Comparison Between American and South Korean Schools, Ellen I. Harney
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining the Academic, Behavioral, and Financial Effectiveness of In-House Alternative Education Programs Compared to Off-Site Programs: A Quantitative Analysis, Keith A. Hartbauer
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study of the Effects of National Board Certification on School Climate: Perceptions of Teachers, Staff and Administrators, Carolyn Headley
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Factors Affecting Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice Among Nurse Practitioners, Susan Hellier
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Reimagining the Dominant Narratives of Peer Tutoring: A Study of Tutors' and Writers' Stories, Margaret M. Herb
Department: English

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The Impact of Inclusion on the General Education Curriculum, Stephanie L. Hoelper
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Instituting Restoration: Establishing and Sustaining a Restorative Model of Justice, Timothy J. Holler
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Writing Stories Across Languages: The Exploration of Students' Books Construction in an EAP Writing Classroom, Maria Houston
Department: English

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Rate and Sequence of English Grammatical Morpheme Acquisition in Three Children Who are Native Speakers of Amharic, Ashley A. Irwin
Department: Communication Disorders, Special Education & Disability Services

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Aristotle, the Sublime, and Quantum Rhetoric: New Approaches to Understanding the Fiction Writing Process, Mitchell R. James
Department: English

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Recovering the Agency of Editors in the Careers of Three Canonical Nineteenth-Century American Authors, David W. Johnson
Department: English

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Analysis of Factors That Influence Use of Learning Management Systems by Pennsylvania Rural School Districts, Derek S. Jones
Department: Communications Media

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A Comparison of Hypertension Management Perceptions, Knowledge, and Stage of Change Among Hospital Employees, Sarah D. Jones
Department: Sociology

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The Phenomenological Exploration of Constructionism Among Female Undergraduate Communications Media Students When Designing a 2D Game Interface, Christopher W. Juengel
Department: Communications Media

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Ecological Validity of Traditional Neuropsychological Tests: Role of Memory, Executive Skills, and Learning in Predicting Everyday Functioning in a Clinical Population, Sharon Jung
Department: Psychology

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Fat Bias in the Field of Psychology: Examining Diversity Counseling Texts and Clinical Judgment Across College Counseling Centers, Ashley E. Kasardo
Department: Psychology

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Intercultural Implications in Website Design: An Examination of Cross-Cultural Aesthetics and Organization Online, David Paschke Keppel
Department: Communications Media

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Negotiation of Feedback on Academic Writing at the Doctoral Level: A Contextualized, Qualitative Inquiry of Multilingual Students, Kyung Min Kim
Department: English

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The Effect of Sleep Restriction on Declarative Memory in Individuals With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Stella H. Kim
Department: Psychology

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"Upon Life and All Its Random Injustice": The Post-Traumatic Masculinity of Superheroes, Villains, and Vigilantes in Graphic Novels, Television, and Cinema, Shana Marie Kraynak
Department: English

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Social Roles as Predicting Factors on the Effect of Gains and Losses on Treatment Outcome, Richard D. Kutz Jr.
Department: Psychology

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Jane Eyre and Becky Sharp's Progeny: Mapping the Governess in Victorian Literature, Amanda M. Lagoe
Department: English

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A Phenomenological Study Exploring Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Experiences in Simulation, Susan Lanzara
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Impact of Adverse Childhood Events on Child Behaviors, Attachment, and Parenting in Low-Income Families, Julie Marie Learn
Department: Psychology

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Understanding the Korean Culture of Assessment and Implementation of a Performance Assessment Tool, Youn-Kyoung Lee
Department: English

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A Case Study Describing How Servant Leadership Attributes Impact Superintendent Longevity and Leadership Styles, David Lehman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Aesthetic Plagiarism and its Metaphors in the Writings of Poe, Melville, and Wilde, Sandra M. Leonard
Department: English

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The Effects of Performance Feedback on Oral Reading Fluency, Jill Marie Little
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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American Orientalism: A Study of Ethnic American Literature in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century, Xiaodong Liu
Department: English

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Emasculation and Emancipation: African American Masculinity in African American Women's Literature, 1955-1985, Lana N. Lockhart
Department: English

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Characterization and Optimization of Real-Time PCR in Detection of Novel Viral Sequences From Select Isolate of Rhizoctonia Solani, Ashlee Mae Long
Department: Biology

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The Rebellious Novel: A Study in Conformity, Repression, and Resistance in Philip Roth and Selected Other Novelists, Andru Lugo
Department: English

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The Relationship Between Gottman's Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Mindfulness, and Relationship Satisfaction, Michael Lute
Department: Psychology

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Laryngeal Diadochokinetic Consistency in the Adult Population, Molly E. Mack
Department: Communication Disorders, Special Education & Disability Services

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Thermal Activation in Co/Sb Nanoparticle-Multilayer Thin Films, Michael R. Madden
Department: Physics