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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Negotiating Ethnic and American Identities in Contemporary Multiethnic American Drama, Sameer Mohammad Eid Al-Shraah
Department: English

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A Calculus of Fire: Strange Loops and Autopoietic Consciousness in Selected Twentieth-Century Fiction from James Joyce to Philip K. Dick--A Cognitive Poetic Approach, Francis Carmen Altomare
Department: English

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The Influences of Family's Experiences and Understandings on Saudi Students' Study-Abroad Educational Experiences, Mohammed Ghurmullah M. Alzahrani
Department: English

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Exploring the Continuity of Experiences Within Ghanaian International Students' Voiced Narratives, Jocelyn R. Amevuvor
Department: English

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Academic Honesty in the Digital Age, T. Simeon Ananou
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Nursing Faculty Experiences Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities, Darlene A. Ardary
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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The Role of Aesthetic Artifacts in Creative Writing Research: Casting Student Identity Narratives as Cultural Data, Christine I. Bailey
Department: English

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Choosing Materials for a Writing Center Resource Library in an ELL Setting, John R. Baker
Department: English

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Processional: A Performance on Language and Gender Bias, Laurie Ann Barnes
Department: Art

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Analyzing Discourse of Renewal in Post-Crisis Organizational Resiliency Among Nonprofit Organizations, Karen Kay Barone
Department: Communications Media

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Who is Taking the Shirt Off Your Back? A Multi-Method Analysis of Theft at a Specialty Retailer, Dana N. Baxter
Department: Criminology

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Revisiting Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell's Decision not to Attack Cemetery Hill on the First Day of the Battle of Gettysburg: A Study Viewed Through the Theoretical Lenses of Sun Tzu, Antoine Jomini, and the US Army Field Manual 3-0, C1, Michael S. Bednarski
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Playful Texts: Play Theory and the Adaptation and Reception of Fantasy Genres, Joshua Grant Begley
Department: English

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"The Past is a Country from which we have all Emigrated": Salman Rushdie's Postcolonial and Postmodern Embrace of Memory, Stephen James Bell
Department: English

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The Rodeo as a Deviancy Generating Milieu: Reflections of Participants and of Others, Sydney Anne Bender
Department: Criminology

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Teachers', Administrators', and Students' Perception of Recess at Public Elementary Schools: A Mixed Method Study Using Online Surveys, Interview Questions, and Students' Essays with Drawings, Krisztina Beni
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Examination of Leadership Readiness and Empowerment Among Full-Time Nursing Faculty, Loretta Lynn Bilder
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Leading the Way in Radiography: Radiography Students' Perceptions of Leadership in the Field, Leadership Opportunities, and Themselves as Future Leaders, Renee C. Bloom
Department: Sociology

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Writing Centers and the Problem of Expertise: Knowing and Doing in Peer Tutoring, John Larkin Boyd
Department: English

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A Study of the Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Financial Performance in Pennsylvania Community Banks, John L. Brooks
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Wayne's Sink Site (IJE1508/8TA280): A PXRF Analysis of Lithic Materials from a Submerged Quarry in the Aucilla River, Florida, Adam M. Burke
Department: Anthropology

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Gender Equity in Nursing Education: Student Perceptions and Impact on the Educational Experience, Timothy B. Campbell
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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The Material Culture Remains of a Multi-Ethnic Frontier: An Initial Spatial Analysis of Fort Shirley (36HU94), Timothy Adam Carn
Department: Anthropology

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Examining the Effectiveness of a Parent Manual for Improving and Generalizing Learned Social Skills in Rural Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Julie C. Cash
Department: Psychology

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Who Are Community College Transfer Students?: A View through the Faculty Lens, Lisa Castellino
Department: Sociology

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Teachers' Perception of Looping in Secondary Schools, Dennis J. Chakey
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Differences in Eighth Grade Science Student and Teacher Perception of Students Level of Input into Academic Planning and Decision Making, Jarrett Michael Chapman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Uneasy Hybridity: The Nature and Culture of Science, and its Bioethical Implications in Select Victorian Fiction, Jae-uk Choo
Department: English

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Engendering the Monongahela: The Social and Spatial Dimensions of the Johnston (36IN02) Village Site Mortuary Practices, Ryan Nathaniel Clark
Department: Anthropology

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Whirl-Winded: Stressed and Coping, Michelle Elizabeth Colbaugh
Department: Art

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A Qualitative Case Study of Five Mothers' Experiences with Early Intervention Services and Preschool Choices for Their Children with Disabilities, Brenda L. Cole
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Voice of Choice: An Examination of African American Parents' Choice of Charter Schools, Danielle Marie Conner
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Analysing SNR Sequences Through a Switchboard Matrix, Richard Coultas
Department: Mathematics

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School Psychologists' Report of School-Based Mental Health Service Programs Across Pennsylvania School Systems, Ajani Yanea Cross
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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University Police Legitimacy and Fear of Crime: An Exploration of Student Perceptions, Justin Crowl
Department: Criminology

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Stemming the Tide of Leadership Instability in Long Term Care: How Worklife Factors and Burnout Contribute to Nursing Home Administrators' Intention to Leave Their Job and Career, Christina Daley
Department: Sociology

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“Usted no es mujer: el concepto del género sexual en tres obras de Benito Pérez Galdós, Osanna Dallakyan
Department: Foreign Languages

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Evaluation of the Efficacy of Strengths Based Mobile Therapy, Marianne L. DiMatteo
Department: Sociology

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Structural and Material Properties of Non-Equilibrium Co/Sb Multilayer Systems, James M. Diodato
Department: Physics

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The Lived Experience of Baccalaureate Nursing Students Following the Sudden Death of a Classmate, Paulette Sue Dorney
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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The Novels of Deirdre Madden: Expanding the Canon of Irish Literature with Women's Fiction, Carly J. Dunn
Department: English

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Assessing Executive Functioning in Schools: The Utility of the BRIEF and D-KEFS in Identifying ADHD, Mindy L. Emch
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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A Mixed-Method Exploration of School Organizational and Social Relationship Factors That Influence Dropout Decision-Making in a Rural High School, Andrea J. Farina
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Digital Discipling: Assessing the Strategies of Spiritual Formation in Online Course Design for Bible Colleges, Michael Jeffrey Freeman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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University Students' Perceptions of the Effects of Having Been Weight-Teased by Basic Education Teachers, Rebecca A. Gallagher
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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On Being an Island: A Grounded Theory Study of Being a WPA and the Only Composition Scholar at an Institution, Robin Gallaher
Department: English

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A Qualitative Study of Successful GED Program Participants' Self-Perceptions of Self-Confidence, Motivation, and Perspectives on Learning, Rachel E. Gall
Department: Adult and Community Education

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Profiling Writing-Knowledge: Exploring Peer Review Feedback Beyond Revising and Editing, Christopher Balajadia Garcia
Department: English

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Factors Influencing the Decision to Join a Professional Association by Students in Student Affairs Masters Programs, Ana Devlin Gauthier
Department: Student Affairs in Higher Education

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The Effectiveness of the 3R Domestic Violence Program in Reducing Repeat Offending, Samantha M. Gavin
Department: Criminology

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It Can Be Acquired and Learned: Building a Writer-Centered Pedagogical Approach to Creative Writing, Tamara A. Girardi
Department: English

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Struggles to Reach the Disengaged: Narratives of Young Men Who Left School Before Graduation, and Stories from Middle School Teachers and GED Instructors Who Try to Help, Lara Lynn Golden
Department: English

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An Exploration of Career Transition Self-Efficacy in Emerging Adult College Graduates, Tammy Jane Halstead
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Examination of Support Programs for Students on Academic Probation in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Karen J. Hamman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Spatial Analysis of the Ripley Site, Victoria W. Harding
Department: Anthropology

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Redesign and (Re)Marginalization in a Terrain of Struggle: Measuring the Success of Computer-Assisted Personalized System of Instruction (CAPSI) in Developmental Writing Courses, Anna M. Harrington
Department: English

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Stakeholder and Institutional Influences on Sustainable Development in the Shale Gas Extraction Industry, Simon Hauser
Department: Sociology

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The Role of Reactive Oxygen Species in the Regulation of an Ultradian Rhythm in Paramecium Tetraurelia, Ohuod A. Hawsawi
Department: Biology

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Power and Parody: Flann O'Brien's Satire of Repressive Irish Identity, 1937-1966, Wesley J. Hellman
Department: English

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A Mixed-Methods Study: Principals' Perceived Leadership Styles and Ability to Lead During a School Violence Crisis, Joyce Herod Henderson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Qualitative Life Course Study: Significant Life Events in the Lives of Appalachian First-Generation College Graduates, Peggy Henderson Murphy
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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When Men Leave Al Otro Lado (To the Other Side of the Border): Voices of Mexican Women, Linda Herrera Ortiz
Department: Criminology

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Perceptions of Teachers Regarding the Promoting of Self-Determination Skills in Students with Specific Learning Disabilities, Annah Lea Hill
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Emotional Responses to the Reading Difficulties Experienced by Young Children Enrolled in Title I: A Qualitative Study of Students', Teachers', and Families' Perspectives, Rae Ann Hirsh
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Academic Success of First Year Students: The Effects of Alcohol Expectancy and Academic Self-Efficacy, Theresa Messina Horner
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Personal Values, Professional Lives: Toward Fulfilling Composition Instructors' Ethical Obligation Through Critical Self-Reflection, Craig R. Hulst
Department: English

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Development of Novel Compounds for the Inhibition of Tooth and Gum Bacteria, Michael Christensen Hummel
Department: Chemistry

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High SchoolPrincipals' Perceptions of Cyberbullying, Brendan J. Hyland
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Laryngeal Diadochokinetic Task Consistency in the Geriatric Population, Jaclyn K. Hynson
Department: Special Education and Clinical Services

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Peer Tutoring in College Learning Assistance Centers: A Qualitative Study of Sociotransformative Theory in Action, Patricia A. Johnson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Academic Engagement and Relationship to Office Discipline Referrals, Erica J. Kaurudar
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Generation of a Transgenic Zebrafish Line for Fate Mapping Kidney Stem Cells, Paul Michael Kelly
Department: Biology

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Culturally Responsive Teaching Within Professional Development Schools: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of the Three-Student Project, Épryl L. King
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Comparison of Health Care Recruiters' Attitudes Toward RN-to-BSN Degrees Based on Instructional Delivery Method and College For-Profit/Nonprofit Status, James W. Kinneer
Department: Communications Media

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An Examination of the Leadership Styles of United States Army Reserve General Officers, Michael P. Kistler
Department: Sociology

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An Empirical Study of Media Effects: A Comparison of Real-Life and Fictional Video Violence in Cyberspace, Matthew S. Kohler
Department: Communications Media

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The Impact of Teacher Expectations on Student Achievement, Lisa M. Kohut
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Factors that Promote Persistence and Motivation Among Successful, High Poverty, Urban High School Students, Lori A. Kuhns
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Exploration of Eight-Mallet Keyboard Percussion Techniques, Tyler James Kulp
Department: Music

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Ernest Hemingway's Concealment and Discovery of the Male Self: The Influence of His Romantic Relationship with Agnes von Kurowsky on His Early Fiction, Dennis B. Ledden
Department: English

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Dys/Figuring Lady Justice: Provocations of Justice in the Works of Three, Melissa J. Lingle-Martin
Department: English

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An Investigation into the Training of Instructors of Online Graduate Education Courses at Institutions of Higher Education, Lisa Michele LoBasso
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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"The Road Not Taken": A Writer's Approach to Research on Poetry Writing in Creative Writing Studies, Jason Douglas Long
Department: English

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"We Are All Terrorists." The Representation of Terrorism, Violence, and Abuse of Power in Selected Shakespearean and Post-9/11 Plays, Ahmad Hassan A. Mahmoud
Department: English

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Scope and Adequacy of Literature and Training Pertaining to Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals, Justin W. Martino-Harms
Department: Psychology

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Including Students with Moderate and Severe Complexity of Disability in Kindergarten and First Grade: Investigating the Relationship Between Inclusive Classroom Quality Indicators, Level of Inclusive Education, and Social Competence, Amy Kristen Matz
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Students With Disabilities Taking Online Courses at Rural University: A Quantitative Investigation, Jennifer M. May
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Traveling in Alphabets: Narratives of Multilingual Armenian Immigrant Women, Kristene K. McClure
Department: English

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Five Filthy Words: Offensive Language and Primetime Television Programming, Britta JoRae McCreary
Department: Communications Media

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A Sociocultural Exploration of English Faculty Perceptions of American Design University in Qatar's Writing Center, Molly P. McHarg
Department: English

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Factors Influencing the Distribution of the Endemic Shorthead Garter Snake (Thamnophis Brachystoma) in Northwestern Pennsylvania, Julie Ellen Mibroda
Department: Biology

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Facilitating Media Literacy Through CNN.com Comments: The Construction of Knowledge via Non-Academic Computer-Mediated Discussion, Jason Thomas Mickel
Department: Communications Media

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Restorative Practices in the Collegiate Student Conduct Process: A Qualitative Analysis of Student Conduct Administrators' Perspectives, Robert L. Mikus
Department: Sociology

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First-Year Composition Teachers' Uses of New Media Technologies in the Composition Class, Lilian W. Mina
Department: English

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Finding the Boundaries of the Past: Where in Shippensburg is the Palisade of Fort Morris?, Sarah Marie Mousetis
Department: Anthropology

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Effects of Unilateral Versus Bilateral Squat and Plyometric Training Upon Athletic Performance Outcomes, Dylan Michael Mudlo
Department: Health and Physical Education

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The Effects of Narration and Mnemonics Within a Gaming Environment for the Achievement of Conceptual and Procedural Knowledge on Undergraduate Business Students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Rajendra Kumar Murthy
Department: Communications Media

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Seasonal Activity and Abundance of the Blacklegged Tick (Ixodes Scapularis) in Mid-Western Pennsylvania, Michelle Myers-Claypole
Department: Biology

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The Nature of Talk in an Advanced Spanish Conversation Class: A Replication Study, Sydney Nii Odotei Odoi
Department: Foreign Languages

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Exploring Five Korean English Language Teachers' Identities in the Korean Teaching Contexts, Soon Bok Park
Department: English