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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Collaborative Dissertations in Composition: A Feminist Disruption of the Status Quo, Laura M. Mangini
Department: English

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Composition and the Cooperative Dissertation Study: Our Collaborative Resistance, Sabatino M. Mangini
Department: English

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"Brave the Stigman Manfully": Examining Professionalism, Singleness, and Femininity in Mid-Victorian Heroines, Andrea J. Martino-Harms
Department: English

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Nurse Characteristics That Increase a Healthcare System's Ability to Become a Highly Reliable Organization, Sheri A. Matter
Department: Sociology

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Investigating Inside Jokes and Their Implications for Individual and Interpersonal Functioning, Anna L. Mayo
Department: Psychology

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Today's College Student: Measuring the Effectiveness of Financial Literacy Education and Effect on Subsequent Student Debt, Patricia Curran McCarthy
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Seeking Consensus on Prebriefing: Preparing Students for Simulation-Based Learning, Donna S. McDermott
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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"Up the Long, Long Street": The Poetry, Other Writings, and Life of Donald Junkins, Bradley Roy McDuffie
Department: English

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Equipoise: Balance on the Borders, Lucy Faith McInnes
Department: Art

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The Relationship Between Organizational Communication and Campus Climate as an Indicator of Organizational Effectiveness, Kelly Lynch McKenzie
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Brothers in the Struggle: A Phenomenological Study of White Male College Student Development as Social Justice Allies, John F. McKnight Jr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Political Engagement and the Shifting Paradigm from Traditional to Social Media, Susan Jane McManimon
Department: Communications Media

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Long Nights, Big City Lights, James McNabb
Department: Art

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Gauging the Success of Timber Harvests Managed for Golden-Winged Warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera): Characteristics and Territory Density Within a Wetland Reference System, Darin James McNeil Jr.
Department: Biology

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The Effectiveness of Sex Offender Residency Restrictions in Alabama and Oklahoma: Are We Preventing Crime in the Heart of Dixie and the Sooner State?, Stacie Merken
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Working Memory: The Concurrent Validity of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function and the Relationship Between Parent and Teacher Ratings and Performance-Based Measures, Ray M. Milke
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Family and Community Social Capital: A Case Study of One Private and One Public Secondary School, Kathleen Sue Miller
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Enhancing Slum Conditions in Cairo, Egypt: An Inter-Sector Perspective, Hassnaa K.H. Mohammed
Department: Political Science

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Teacher Efficacy for Secondary General Education Teachers Supporting Students With Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) in Inclusive Classrooms, Laura C. Moran
Department: Sociology

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Analysis of Employment-Related Social Policies That Seek to Increase the Economic Security of America's Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers, Sukanya Mukherjee
Department: Sociology

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The Johnny Cash Abduction: A Visual Narrative, Peter A. Mullen
Department: Art

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Voices of Change: A Case Study Documenting the Development of an Organization and Its Culture, Patrick M. Mulvihill
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Investigation of Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of Pennsylvania's New Teacher Evaluation System, Based Upon the Danielson Framework for Teaching, and Its Impact on Teachers' Instructional Strategies in an Urban School District, Pamela K. Murray
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Interactive Read-Alouds: A Qualitative Study of Kindergarten Students' Analytic Dialogue, Jacqueline M. Myers
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Russian Novice English Teachers' Perceptions of Selves as English Teachers, Kristina S. Navnyko
Department: English

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Development of Triazine and Heptaazaphenalene Compounds as High Energy Materials, Michael Asamoah Nkrumah
Department: Chemistry

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Effects of an Intervention on College Students' Expectations and Attitudes About Seeking Therapy, Janessa Lin Nowlen
Department: Psychology

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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