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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A Case Study on the Effects of 4/4 Block Scheduling on Achievement in Mathematics Based on State Standardized Testing in Pennsylvania for High School Students, William Anthony Parks
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Implications of Virtual World Technology for K-12 Students in a Foreign Language Course of Study, David L. Parrott
Department: Communications Media

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Spanish Heritage Language Learners: Pedagogical Approaches and Recommendations, Roberto Pérez
Department: Foreign Languages

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A Mixed Methods Study of Cyberbullying: Student, Educator, and Parent/Guardian Perspectives and Implications for Prevention and Intervention, Shannon Phillips-Shyrock
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual College Students' Knowledge, Perceptions, and Beliefs about HIV/AIDS, Jamie M. Piperato
Department: Student Affairs in Higher Education

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The Association Between Quality of Life, Physical Activity, and Obesity in the Lesbian Population, Sarah M. Piperato
Department: Health and Physical Education

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An Investigation of Basic and Borderline Proficient Students' Comprehension Reading Achievement Using the READ 180© Computerized Instructional Program, Deborah L. Piper
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Faculty Perceptions of Selected Strategies Used by Provosts in Planning and Implementing Distance Education Initiatives, David Bruce Porter
Department: Communications Media

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The Effect of Varying Sb Layer Thickness on the Time-Temperature Characteristics of Co/Sb Superlattices, Kazi M. Reaz
Department: Physics

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A Comparison of Computer-Based and Multisensory Interventions on At-Risk Students' Reading Performance, Marissa S. Reed
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Placing Percy: Pathologist of Postsouthern Culture, Leigh Ann Rhea
Department: English

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Factors That Influence Cognitive Engagement and Academic Success of Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Millennial Nursing Students, Meigan K. Robb
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Literacy (Re) Constructed: A Critical Analysis of Textbook and Educational Policy Discourse, Jennifer M. Rodden
Department: English

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Comics in the Classroom: A Pedagogical Exploration of College English Teachers Using Graphic Novels, Alex Scott Romagnoli
Department: English

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Movie Genre Effects on Destination Image, Place Familiarity, and Visitation Interest Among Undergraduate Students: A Film Tourism Study, Catherine A. Rudowsky
Department: Communications Media

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The Effect of Different Modes of Recovery Exercise on the Rates of Removal of Blood Lactate Following High Intensity Exercise, Matthew Douglas Rutt
Department: Health and Physical Education

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Interactions on the Online Writing Center: Students' Perspectives, Lindsay Ann Sabatino
Department: English

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Deconstructing Whiteness, Redefining Southern Literature: Bringing Back African American Voices into Southern Literature, Mi Ok Sa
Department: English

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Gas Wells and Their Impact on Archaeological Sites in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Daniel Richard Sandrowicz
Department: Anthropology

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Ecotech: A Pedagogical Theory for the Mobile Writer, Jessica Michelle Schreyer
Department: English

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MA TESOL Students' Perspectives on and Experiences with Group Work, Meng Shao
Department: English

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Impact of a Reading Program on Rural Elementary School Students' Oral Reading Fluency and Early Literacy Skill Acquisition and Rate of Improvement, Christina Smith
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Effect of Functional Resistance Training on the Resting Metabolic Rate of Apparently Healthy Adult Women, Jonathon R. Smith
Department: Health and Physical Education

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The Impact of Chronic Stress and Trauma on Psychological and Neuropsychological Functioning of College Students, Leslie R. SmithVarner
Department: Psychology

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Socioeconomic Status in Nineteenth-Century Smicksburg: A Test of the Economic Scaling of Historic Ceramics, Amanda C. Snyder
Department: Anthropology

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A Spatial Analysis of the Relationship Between the Occurrence of Mange in Pennsylvania's Black Bear Population and Impervious Land Cover, Amanda S. Sommerer
Department: Geography and Regional Planning

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Exploring the Relationship Between Accomplished Teaching Through National Board Certification for Teachers and Teacher Leadership in New York State, Kathleen M. Sottile
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Faculty Perceptions of Mentoring First-Generation/Low Income and Underrepresented College Students at Predominately White Institutions: An Exploratory Study, Hilary G. Staples
Department: Sociology

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Take a Painting, Erika V. Stearly
Department: Art

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Harry Crosby, Experimental Materiality, and the Poetics of the Small Press, Neal Allen Stidham
Department: English

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Arab Americans' Identity Formation Process: Exile and Hybridity in Arab American Literature Before 9/11 and After, Muhammad Ali M. El-Sagheer Suliman
Department: English

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Students' Perceptions of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Tests, Hartati Suryaningsih
Department: English

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A Qualitative Critical Study of Collaborative Co-Teaching Practices of English Language Teachers in Public Elementary Schools in South Korea, Shannon Tanghe
Department: English

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The Iowa Gambling Task: A Study of Convergent and Divergent Validity and Performance in Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Distress, Heather Tropiano
Department: Psychology

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The Interplay of Theory and Practice in Writing Center Work, Thomas Paul Truesdell
Department: English

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The Reverend Doctor William Archer Rutherfoord Goodwin: Can Leadership Resurrect and Restore the Past?, Susan Hutzler Venatta
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining Oncology Nurses' Knowledge of Chemotherapy Errors Using Two Self-Directed Learning Strategies, Anna N. Vioral
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Love, Labor and Knowledge: How Informal Social Groups Disseminate and Enforce Dominant Ideologies in Select Victorian Novels, Brett Robert Wallen
Department: English

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The Walkthrough Observation: The Elementary Principals' and Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of the Walkthrough Observation Tool, Rick A. Walsh
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Autobiographical Narratives on Lifelong English Learning Experiences by U.S. Academics as Multilingual Subjects, Fu Wang
Department: English

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An Exploration of the Effects of a Literature-Based Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum on the Kindergarten Classes in a Large K-5 Elementary School, Susan N. Gravle Werkheiser
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Manufacturing Culture: A Comparative Spatial Analysis of the Film Industry in Three Rust Belt Cities, R. James Wertz
Department: Communications Media

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Effects on Lower Extremity Range of Motion After a Single Bout of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation with the Addition of Myofascial Release or AquaStretch™, Hannah J. Weyrick
Department: Health and Physical Education

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Transmission by Design: Archaeo-Geophysics and the Built Environment of the Moravian Gnadenhütten Mission, Ohio, Michael E. Whitehead
Department: Anthropology

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The Role of Retinoic Acid in Planarian Regeneration, Steven Whitlinger
Department: Biology

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Early Study Abroad Experiences and Meaningful Literacy of International Female High School Students Studying in the United States, Rossella Chiara Williams
Department: English

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Writing Placement and Proficiency Assessment Practices in Two Rural Two-Year Colleges, Melody Anne Wise
Department: English

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Writing Center Tutors' Perceptions of Social Justice Issues: A Multiple Method Qualitative Study, Elizabeth L. Witherite
Department: English

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The Training Curriculum at Pennsylvania Municipal Police Academies: Perceptions of Effective Training, Jonathan Wesley Wolf
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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"Chicks with Bics": Examining Contemporary Check Lit and Embedded Feminist Cultural Commentary, Jennifer Mary Woolston
Department: English

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Washback Effects of the Reformed CET-4 on College English Teaching and Learning in China: Students' Perspectives, Zhiling Wu
Department: English

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A Quantitative Study of ESL/EFL Students' Understanding of Plagiarism, Wenxi Yang
Department: English

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The Qualifications for Being and Becoming English Language Teachers Across Junior/High School Level Public and Private Schools in Korea, Seonmi Yoon
Department: English

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Journeys of Mainland Chinese Students in English-Medium Education in Hong Kong, Shiyu Zhou
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A Descriptive Study of the Effects of Mentoring and Induction Programs on Novice Teacher Self-Efficacy Beliefs, John M. Ackermann
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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There Is a Wound in That Wall: Representations of Islam in Selected Works of Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Ghada Al Abbadi
Department: English

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Writing Anxiety Among EFL Saudi Students in Science Colleges and Departments at a Saudi University, Bandar Saleh Aljafen
Department: English

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iCriticism: Rethinking the Roles and Uses of Computation and the Computer in Literary Studies, Mohammad Ibrahim Aljayyousi
Department: English

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A Descriptive Study of First-year College Students' Non-academic Digital Literacy Practices with Implications for College Writing Education, Ann N. Amicucci
Department: English

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Determination of Trace Metals and Inorganic Contaminants in the Marcellus Shale Drilling Near Beaver Run Reservoir, Abraham Ankrah
Department: Chemistry

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Characteristics of Laryngeal Diadochokinetic Rates in the Normal Aging Population, Lauren A. Azeles
Department: Special Education and Clinical Services

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"We Make Marines:" Organizational Socialization and the Effects of "The Crucible" on the Values Orientation of Recruits During U. S. Marine Corps Training, Michael D. Becker
Department: Sociology

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Motivation to Run: Using Fishbein & Ajzen'sTheory of Reasoned Action to Predict Participation in 5K Races, Nicolette Michelle Bell
Department: Sociology

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Feminist Borderland Aesthetics in Three North American U.S. Women's Novels, Judy M. Bertonazzi
Department: English

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The Earth Education Program SunshipTM Earth: A Mixed Methods Study of the Long-Term Influence on Environmental Attitudes and Actions, Nancy K. Bires
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Is it Still a Sexual Offense if Society Doesn't Find it Offensive? Cultural Constructions and Rape Proclivity, Beth A. Bliss
Department: Psychology

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Measurement of Laryngeal Diadochokinesis in the Early Adult Population, Maggie L. Bodenlos
Department: Special Education and Clinical Services

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Military Leadership in Combat, Paul R. Bollinger
Department: Sociology

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A Faunal Analysis of the Eleventh Horizon of the Koster Site (11GE4), Andrea Lee Boon
Department: Anthropology

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Middle Level Science: A Mixed-Methodology Study of the Impact of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) on Curriculum and Instruction, PatriciaSarappo Sarappo Britton
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Using Comic Books and Graphic Novels to Improve and Facilitate Community College Students' Literacy, Brian Patrick Burke
Department: English

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Puerto Rican Radical: The Effects of Neoliberalism on the Life and Work of Martín Espada, Edward J. Carvalho
Department: English

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The Utility of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers in a Preschool-Age Special Education Sample, JoAnna R. Cogan-Ferchalk
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Ecological Episteme: A Pathway to a Literacy of Sustainability, Brian D. Cope
Department: English

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Simulation Usage as a Partial Replacement of Traditional Clinical: A Study of Administrator and Faculty Perceptions in Practical Nursing Programs in Pennsylvania, Cynthia A. Cornelius
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Student Affairs New Professionals Employee Orientation Programs' Relationship with Organizational Socialization, Amy L. Cotner-Klinger
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Optical Properties of 3C-SiC/Si (001), Jason Czak
Department: Physics

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The Pre-Twentieth Century Development of Watercraft Construction in Pittsburgh and its Impact on Western Waters of North America, Justin Herbert Daley
Department: Anthropology

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The Squirrel Hill Site: A Comparative Geophysical Investigation and Cultural Reevaluation, Lydia Sue DeHaven
Department: Anthropology

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The Effects of Professional Development on Teachers' Technology Self-Efficacy: A Design-Based Approach, Joshua David DeSantis
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Making Meaning of Adversity: Experiences of Women Leaders in Higher Education, Amy B. Diehl
Department: Sociology

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The Impact of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports on Academic Achievement, Jessica Katherine Dirsmith
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Alternative Styles of String Education: Methodology and Practices, Megan Kathleen Edinger
Department: Music

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Exploring Writing Accuracy and Writing Complexity as Predictors of High-Stakes State Assessments, Ellie Whitner Edman
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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A Case Study of 21st Century Skills in High Achieving Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania, Gregory P. Egnor
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Assessing the Impact of Natural Gas Drilling on the Archaeological Heritage of Pennsylvania: A Case Study from Washington County, Jason Espino
Department: Anthropology

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The Impact of Crime-Related Television Programs on Students' Perceptions of the Criminal Justice System, Brian Michael Fedorek
Department: Criminology

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Test Nationally, Benchmark Locally: Using Local DIBELS Benchmarks to Predict Performance on the PSSA, Matthew R. Ferchalk
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Is Spot Mapping Missing Important Aspects of Golden-Winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) Breeding Habitat?, Mack Wilson Frantz
Department: Biology

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Telemental Health and the Client-Therapist Relationship, Shelby H. Bohn Frantz
Department: Psychology

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Reflective Thinkers: An Examination of the Development of the Student Teachers' Journal Reflections during the Student Teaching Experience, Christine L. Fryer
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Comparison of Crossfit Training to Traditional Anaerobic Resistance Training in Terms of Selected Fitness Domains Representative of Overall Athletic Performance, Hayden D. Gerhart
Department: Health and Physical Education

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Measuring the Hydrophobicity of Cellulose and the Effect of Humidity by Inverse Gas Chromatography, Helen Ghebreselassie
Department: Chemistry

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The Impact of RTI Practices on Student Reading Achievement, Tara L. Gleason
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Influence of a Companion Animal's Presence on Aspects of the Therapeutic Alliance, Kara M. Goldmann
Department: Psychology

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Impact of Learning Theory Methods on Undergraduate Retention and Application of Software in a Studio Setting, Julie L. Gomboc-Turyan
Department: Communications Media

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The Diffusion of Facebook in Rural, Southwestern Pennsylvania Baby Boomers, Laurie A. Grosik
Department: Communications Media

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Immersed Boundary Modeling of Journal Bearings in a Viscoelastic Fluid, Ryan R. Grove
Department: Mathematics

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Assessing the Contextual Effect of Autobiographical and Media Memory, Dana C. Hackley
Department: Communications Media

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Elementary Writing Assessment Platforms: A Quantitative Examination of Online Versus Offline Writing Performance of Fifth-Grade Students, Vickie L. Heath
Department: Professional Studies in Education