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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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White Double Consciousness in Lillian Smith's Strange Fruit, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, and Geraldine Brooks's March, Jean-Paul Konda Ntusi
Department: English

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Investigating Students' Situated Understandings of Criticality in a Master of Arts TESOL Course, Kyle Nuske
Department: English

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Personality Differences Between RTI-Oriented and Neuropsychological Assessment-Oriented School Psychologists, Bridget L. O'Connell
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Nursing Students' Lived Experiences in Learning Communication Skills in a Theater Class Taught by Theater Faculty, Pamela S. O'Harra
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining Preservice Teachers' Creativity and Use of Mobile Learning Technology Within Instructional Practices, Amanda K. Onion
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Two Techniques for Assessing Rates of Acquisition and Retention Among the Gifted, Michael T. Paff
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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News Crawls and Audience Retention: A Test of Information Overload in Local Television News Programming, Brittany L. Pavolik
Department: Communications Media

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An Investigation Into Co-Teacher Relationship Collaboration Factors: Co-Teachers' Perceptions, David Leigh Petrick Jr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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"That's Classy!": A Workshop Exploring the Influence of Social Class, Andrea Denise Poet
Department: Psychology

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The Predictive Strength of the DIBELS Next ORF Assessment to the WIAT-III ORF and Reading Comprehension Subtests for Students Referred for Special Education Eligibility Evaluations, Jaclyn R. Pollard
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Emotions of Professionalization in a Master's of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Program, Dana Poole
Department: English

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Student Learning of Violence Prevention Education Concepts: A Longitudinal Analysis, Rachel Posner LeMay
Department: Psychology

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The Encoding and Decoding of Gendered Heroic Quests in Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Red Dwarf, and Torchwood, Thomas M. Powers
Department: English

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Perceptions of Western Pennsylvania Elementary Principals on the Teacher Effectiveness System, James P. Prager
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Rice Culture, Buddhism, Wars, and Diaspora: Mutual Legacies in Heterogeneity in Southeast Asian American and Diasporic Literature, Kittiphong Praphan
Department: English

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Contemplating Mortality, Tyler D. Rahl
Department: Art

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The National Labor Relations Act: Structuration and the Interaction of Policy and the Hermeneutics of Case Law, Paul L. Rainey
Department: Sociology

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An Analysis of Archaeological Remains at Fort Halifax Park, Amanda Rasmussen
Department: Anthropology

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Journey to College from Special Education: A Case Study of Transition Support in a Cyber-Charter School, Sasha A. Reese
Department: English

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The Effect of an Acute Bout of High Intensity Resistance Exercise on Resting Metabolic Rate of Apparently Healthy Adult Women, Julianne N. Reger
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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The Impact of Disruptive Behavior on Operating Room Nurse Satisfaction, Michael Eric Reyka
Department: Sociology

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Mythopoeia: The Unified Worldview of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald, Zachary Andrew Rhone
Department: English

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Racial Passing in Twenty-First Century Literature: Complicating Color in the African-American Fin-de-Siècle Novel, Pamela S. Richardson
Department: English

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The Relationship Among Student Creativity, Curiosity, and Academic Intrinsic Motivation: A Mixed Methods Phenomenological Study of Sixth Grade Students, Jennifer L. Rinkevich
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Narrative Extrapolation, Daniel E. Rivera
Department: Art

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The Use of Distance Education for Continued Professional Education by Physical Therapists in the State of Pennsylvania, Christine Romani-Ruby
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Sociolinguistic Analysis of Nigerian Pidgin English in Nigerian Film, Olubukola Yetunde Salako
Department: English

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Brook Farm: A Ceramic Analysis of a Short Lived Utopia, Samantha A. Savory
Department: Anthropology

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Exploration of Co-Teaching in Inclusive Fourth-Grade Classrooms as a Viable Option for School Districts, Rebecca J. Schaef
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study of Teaching Principals, Administrators with Class, Examining the Perceptions of Administrators and Teachers, Karl Richard Scheibenhofer
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Applying Spatial Analysis to Detect Traffic Crash Patterns in a Rural County and Statistical Analysis to Associate Contributing Factors, David Dwight Schwab
Department: Geography and Regional Planning

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The Effects of Principal Longevity and the Variation of the Implementation and Sustainability of RTI on Reading Achievement, Sandra A. Seibel
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Role of Zinc in the Regulation of Ultradian Rhythms in Paramecium Tetraurelia, Brianne J. Seitz
Department: Biology

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A Mixed Method Investigation of the Relationship Between Facebook Use, General Self-Efficacy, and Autonomy Development Among Undergraduate College Students, Christopher J. Selena
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining and Comparing the Use of Technology in Medical Education in Egypt and the United States of America: A Literature Review, Ramy Moustafa Kamel Shaaban
Department: Adult and Community Education

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Educators of the Gifted in Pennsylvania: A Quantitative Study of Educational Beliefs, Grace A. Shellenbarger
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Hemispheric Minstrelsies: Race, Nation, and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Performance, Jessica M. Showalter
Department: English

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The Perspectives of Teachers on Intervention Strategies Used in Inclusive Settings With Elementary-Aged Children With Autism, Kristie L. Shulsky
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Industrial Zinc Plating Processes, Christopher Eric Sierka
Department: Chemistry

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The Lived Experience of Graduate Nurses with Multiple NLCEX-RN Failure, Christina Lynne Silva
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Rosa Parks 1913-1955: How Family, Education, Religion, and Socio-Political Influences Shaped Her Leadership, Susan E. Sitter
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effects of Audio and Gender Within a 3D Gaming Environment on the Achievement of Different Educational Objectives, Ryan L. Sittler
Department: Communications Media

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Modeling the Locomotion of a Swimmer of Non-Trivial Girth in a Viscoelastic Fluid, Suzanne Z. Smedberg
Department: Mathematics

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An Experimental Approach to Netting Technologies in the Delaware River Valley, Galen Smith
Department: Anthropology

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Game On: A Qualitative Study of Leadership Skills Developed Through College Athletics, Wendy J. Snodgrass
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Influence of Writing Center Tutoring Experience on Multilingual Teachers' Pedagogy: A Qualitative Study, Taylor Ann Snyder
Department: English

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Talking Voice in Women's Advocacy Sites and Composition, Karen Sorensen-Lang
Department: English

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Community Supervision of the Domestic Violence Offender: An Exploratory Study, Mathilda Spencer
Department: Sociology

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Re-Reading Economics in Literature: A Capitalist Critical Perspective, Matthew D. Spivey
Department: English

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Investigating the Impact of Early Union Socialization Experiences and Union Justice on Union Commitment and Participation, John F. Springer
Department: Sociology

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Perceptions of Professional Athlete Criminality, Robert P. Stallings
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Executive Functioning is Related to Intraindividual Variability: A Response Time Distributional Approach, Peter V. Stewart
Department: Psychology

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The Author Who Lived: Charles Dickens, J. K. Rowling, Their Fans, and Their Characters, Tess R. Stockslager
Department: English

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Giftedness: Conceptualizations and Identification Practices of School Psychologists, Benjamin T. Stumpf
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Exploring the Experiences of Female Doctoral Nursing Students Who Have Completed Research Focused Doctoral Degrees in Nursing, Colleen M. Sunday
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Manufactured Landscapes, Garick Tai-Lee
Department: Art

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Parents' Role in Their Children's Development and Maintenance of the Heritage Language: A Case Study of a Turkish-American Immigrant Family, Ruba Tatar
Department: English

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Effects of Assessing Religious Beliefs in Initial Sessions on Aspects of the Therapeutic Alliance, Angelica Terepka
Department: Psychology

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Examination of the Parasympathetic Activation Hypothesis (PAH) for Arousal-Induced Eating, Stephanie Marie Terracciano
Department: Psychology

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The Influence of Homeland Security on Policing, Gregory A. Thomas
Department: Sociology

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Declining Retail Establishments: The Case of Century III Mall, Joseph J. Tokosh
Department: Geography and Regional Planning

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Dilute Magnetic Semiconductor Solid Solutions of Zinc Cobalt Telluride, Michael Carl Tomik
Department: Chemistry

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Differences in Handwritten and Typed Responses to Curriculum-Based Measurements in Written Expression (WE-CBM), Megan L. Trapasso
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Generation Why, Bradley Triana
Department: Art

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Forts 1754-1790: A Pennsylvania Typology, Katie M. Turner
Department: Anthropology

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Technology's Impact on the Learning Experience of At-Risk Digital Natives, Malaika M. Turner
Department: Communications Media

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Sky Juice: Students Writing Hope, Sharon M. Virgil
Department: English

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Strategic Errors: U.S. Strategic Bombing, Theory and Practice, 1910-1980, Courtney Vojtko
Department: History

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A Quantitative Study on the Influence of Poverty on School and Teacher Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment Scores, Donald Warren Wagner
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Surrounded by Crime: This I Know, for the Internet Told Me So, Philip Wagner
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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A Study of the Associations Among Homophobia, Empathy, and Mindfulness, Thomas R. Wahlund
Department: Psychology

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The Lindley Power Series Class of Distributions: Model, Properties and Applications, Gayan Jeewapriya DeAlwis Gunathilake Warahena Liyanage
Department: Mathematics

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Rural Jail Reentry: Perceptions of Offender Needs and Challenges in Pennsylvania, Kyle C. Ward
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Expanding Narrative Representations: A Study of TA Preparation Programs in Rhetoric and Composition, Nicole Warwick
Department: English

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Motivation of Community College Faculty and Administrators to Pursue the Doctorate: A Qualitative Interview Study, Tomi Waters
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Primary Teachers' and Parents' Perceptions of Bullying, Sharon Weber
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Information Literacy: Correlation of Self-Efficacy and Proficiency, Camille Wendekier
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Use of Social Networking Technologies: Effects on College Students' Academic Writing, Huachuan Wen
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Writing in Fashion: An Exploratory Case Study Examining Fashion Faculty Use of Writing and the Transmission of Industry Specific Genres, Elizabeth Sara Whitehead
Department: English

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A Multi-Sensory Approach to the Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, Tino George Wilfong
Department: English

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The Utilization of Technology-Mediated Evaluation Tools to Analyze Learning Efficiency Through Cognitive Load and Performance, Laura E. Wilson
Department: Communications Media

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Detection of Siderophores in Selected Species of Rhizoctonia Solani Species Complex, Alexander Wiredu
Department: Biology

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The Mercury and Autism Debate: What Has Shaped the Public's Perception?, Erica Anita Wisniewski
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Correlation Between College Freshmen's Perceptions of School Climate and Instances of High School Bullying, Eric Witt
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Laryngeal Diadochokinetic Strength in the Geriatric Population, Lauren E. Yates
Department: Communication Disorders, Special Education & Disability Services

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The Relationship Between Formative Assessments and PSSA Performance, Ruth Yatzkanic
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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MBA Literacy Practices: Among Taiwanese MBA Students in Taiwan and the United States, Wan-Ning Yeh
Department: English

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The Effect of Delayed Feedback and Visual Hints Within a Gaming Environment to Facilitate Achievement of Different Learning Objectives, Eric Zeglen
Department: Communications Media

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Transforming Educator Instructional Practice in Pennsylvania Secondary Schools Through the Addition of Teacher-Specific Student Achievement Data as a Component of Teacher Evaluation, John W. Zesiger
Department: Professional Studies in Education

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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English Business Communication in the Saudi Workplace: Employers' Perceptions and Insights about the Cultural Ecology and Needed Literacies, Mahdi Redha Aben Ahmed
Department: English

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Adapting to Stress in Alexandria, Egypt: Women During the Arab Spring, Iman Abubaker
Department: Criminology

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The Fuld Object Memory Evaluation: A Study of Validity, Clinical Utility, and the Effects of Extending the Delay, Cynthia Aguilar
Department: Psychology

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Capitalizing on Appalachia: Resisting Colonization and Exploitation in the Works of Ron Rash and Fred Chappell, Elisabeth C. Aiken
Department: English

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The Use of the Smartphones as a Resource for News Among Saudi Arabian Students in the United States, Ali Dhumayan Alanazi
Department: Communications Media

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"I Am a New Breed. A Rebel.": Defying Hegemonic Identity Constructions in Contemporary Arab-American Women Writers, Nancy H. Al-Doghmi
Department: English

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Beyond the Religious and the Secular: The Hybrid Nature of Forgiveness in Early Modern Drama, Salim Eflih Al-Ibia
Department: English

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The Effect of Annealed Au Thin Film on the Surface Plasmon Resonance Measurements, Waseem Abdullah Al Luhaybi
Department: Physics

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A Conciousness Raising Exercise in Meaningful Literacy: ESL Female Teachers' Perspectives and Recommendations, Muna S. Alosaimi
Department: English

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International Graduate Students' Perceptions of the Thesis Research Writing, Najah Saad Alsaedi
Department: English

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Nano-Scale Microscopy Analysis of Thermally Activated Co Nanoparticles Embedded Within Sb Matrix, Talal Abdullah Alshammary
Department: Physics