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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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A Historical Analysis of Entry Into Professional Nursing by African Americans in the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1940-1979), Christina S. Baktay
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Using Sitcoms to Measure Humor Comprehension Between L1, L2, and Bilingual Users of English: Implications for Pragmatic Research, Aaron L. Beasley
Department: English

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The Intersection of Transnationality and Scholarship: Lived Experiences, Positionings, and Practices of Five Transnational TESOL Teacher-Scholars, Bita Bookman
Department: English

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The Negotiation of English Language and Mainstream Classroom Coteacher Roles in the K-1 Classroom, Carrie L. Breyer
Department: English

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Stress and the Sophomore Slump: A Phenomenological Study at a Mid-Size Public University in Rural Pennsylvania, Natalie Burick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining I-sharing as a Motivation for Social Tuning Alcohol Attitudes and Drinking Intentions Among College Students, Timothy Carnevale
Department: Psychology

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The Care and Keeping of You: A Workshop on Young Women’s Attitudes Towards Their Bodies, Kathleen M. DiMattia
Department: Psychology

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What Kept You From Reporting Bullying in High School?: A Retrospective Mixed-Methods Study of College Freshmen, Kali Fedor
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Investigating Medication Adherence on Neuropsychological & Psychosocial Functioning in Adolescents with Chronic Kidney Disease Using the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Cohort, Elizabeth A. Fiest
Department: Psychology

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Hyperrealities and Inverted Fakes: The Otherworld Journey in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and American Gods, Theresa FitzPatrick
Department: English

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Hyperprint: Book Objects that Revitalize Print in the Digital Age, Julia Galm
Department: English

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Exploring College Students' Perceptions of Rape Through the Use of Visual Vignettes, Samantha Gavin
Department: Criminology

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The Narrated Academic Experiences of Three Multilingual, College-Aged Students Diagnosed With Specific Learning Disabilities, Hend M. Ghouma
Department: English

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Gratitude and Resilience in Elementary School Students: A Review of the Look for the Good Project in Establishing Grateful and Resilient Youth, Laura Hall
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Content Analysis of Members' Interest, Participation, and Use of a Virtual Community of Practice Associated With Intensive English Programs, Nell Rose Hill
Department: English

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A Quantitative Study of Factors That Contribute to High School Students' Non-Completion, Peter Hipple
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Laying the Groundwork for Transfer: A Case Study Exploring the Impact of Strengths-Based Pedagogy on Students' Writing-Related Dispositions, Kelsey Hixson-Bowles
Department: English

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Using Response to Intervention to Determine Eligibility for Specific Learning Disabilities in Reading: What Determines a Non-Responder?, Drew Hunter
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Comply to Resist: Agency in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Feminist Dystopian Texts, Meghan M. Hurley
Department: English

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Faculty Access, Attitudes, and Use of Instructional and Web-Based Technologies in Nigeria's Teacher Preparation Program: A Mixed Method Study, Abdulsalami Ibrahim
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Educating Citizens: Representing the Social Function of American Higher Education in Three Periods from the Rise of Modern University to the 21st Century, Elizabeth Jacoby
Department: English

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ESL Teachers Experiences and Perceptions of Developing Multilingual Learners' Academic Literacies, Mary Anne John
Department: English

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Towards “Comprehensive Internationalization”: A Study of International Student Perceptions and Experiences of L2 Writing Across the Curriculum, Sandra S. Johnston
Department: English

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Transforming Literary History into Romantic Myths in Comics: Neil Gaiman's Sandman, Alan Moore and J.H. Williams III's Promethea, and Mike Carey and Peter Gross's The Unwritten, Nicholas P. Katsiadas
Department: English

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Methods of Detection of Feigned Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in a College-Student Population, Karen Kosky
Department: Psychology

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Powerful Silences: Examining the New Woman's Femininity and Relationships in Silent Films, Maria Kranidis
Department: English

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Stigma and Perceptions of Opioid Users Among Criminal Justice Professionals and Students, Nathan Kruis
Department: Criminology

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A Psychometric Analysis of the School Safety Survey, Lisa Lack
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Different Voices of Ethical Dilemmas: Evaluating Gender Perceptions of Human Trafficking in Films, Laurie Lawrence
Department: Communications Media

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Successful Pedagogical Practices for First-Generation College Students, Jennifer Mahon
Department: Sociology

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Making the White Folks Feel Better: Memory and Race in Four Best-Selling Southern Novels, Lisa Marzano
Department: English

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Inscriptions, Intentions, Bodily Interventions: A Medical Rhetoric Analysis of the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Body in Digital and Mass Media, Marissa C. McKinley
Department: English

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Mitakuye Oyasin and Service-Learning: A Narrative Plan for Ecological Restorative Justice, Jasper County, Indiana, Lora Lynn Mendenhall
Department: English

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Exploring the Credential for Strengths-Based Family Workers and Its Practical Application in the Field, Jennifer M. Mernicki-Nojunas
Department: Sociology

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A Gendered Perspective on the Experience of Shame in Supervision, Melissa Meulman
Department: Psychology

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Recognition and Perceptions of Native Advertising in Media, Darlene Natale
Department: Communications Media

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Constructs of Stylistic Production and Reception: Vetting and Extending the Sociocultural Theory of Style, Jonathan D. O'Brien
Department: English

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The Role of Teacher Emotional Intelligence in Determining Relationship Quality With Students, Miles O'Shea
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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How Much Is Enough? A Study of Pennsylvania School Performance Profile Scores and School District Expenditures, Daniel Potutschnig
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Mixed-Methods Study on the Effects of Servant Leadership and Employee Commitment to Supervisor on Service Standards Communication Within the Financial Service Sector, Pablo R. Reyes-Cruz
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Qualitative Study: Implications of Placement Testing on Remediation of Student Veterans Enrolled in Community College, Pricilla Robertson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Exploring Multilingual Writers' Preference Between Audio and Written Feedback, and the Impact of Feedback Format on Their Revision Process in a U.S. Composition Class, Sukano Roy
Department: English

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Exploring the Dimensions of 21st Century Skills in High School-Based One-to-One Initiatives: Creating and Validating a Scale Using Mixed Methods Research, Rachel Schiera
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Textual City: Walking, Reading, and Understanding the City in Literature, Andrew J. Schmitz
Department: English

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Achieving Success Within the Medicare Shared Savings Program: A Systems Analysis of Accountable Care Organizations, Robert Shipp III
Department: Sociology

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The Effects of Incentivizing ADHD Related Non-Credible Responding on Neuropsychological Measures and Performance Validity Tests, Jesse Siegel
Department: Psychology

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From HIPAA to HITECH: A Case Study of Stakeholder Influences on the Shift in Government Response to Patient Privacy Violations, Heather N. Smith
Department: Sociology

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An Analysis of Connecticut Return to Learn Policies, Alyssa Beit Stern
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Dispositional Mindfulness in Senior-Level Nursing Students: Examining the Relationship to Situation Awareness and Clinical Outcomes, Deborah L. Struth
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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A Case Study Examining Students' Perceptions of LMS Discussion Board Use as a Tool to Promote Student-Centered Learning, Naife S. Subahi
Department: English

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Social Decision-Making in Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Examining the Effect of Facial Expression on Ultimatum Game Decisions, Amanda N. Trovato
Department: Psychology

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A Study in the Selection and Effectiveness of Leading Indicators in the Dairy Product Manufacturing Sector (NAICS 3115), Peter Van Derlyke
Department: Safety Sciences

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I-Sharing in the Clinical Context: The Impact of Shared Subjective Experience on Ratings of the Therapeutic Alliance in a Brief Simulated Interview, Julia Eva von Heeringen
Department: Psychology

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Addition of a Scale of Thought Suppression to the West-Haven Yale Multidimensional Pain Inventory, John Wunderlich
Department: Psychology

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Literary Orientalism: East-West Literary and Intellectual Interactions in Selected Texts From Late-Eighteenth and Early-to-Mid-Nineteenth-Century English Literature, Issam Aldowkat
Department: English

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Multilingual Codeswitching Between Arabic and English: Structural Patterns, Conversation Strategies, Identity Exhibitions, and Educational Applications, Alaa Alhamdan
Department: English

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The Impact of Social Media Use Upon the Cross-Cultural Competency Among Employees Within Multinational Companies, Majed Alharthi
Department: Communications Media

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Adult Basic Education Teachers' Perceptions of Their Preparation to Implement the Curriculum Standards in the Kaduna State, Nigeria, Yusuf S. Aliyu
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Responding to Terror in America: Global Literature, Film and the Media Narrative After the 9/11 Attacks, Ziyad Alkhalifah
Department: English

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Saudi Arabian Students' Attitudes Toward E-Learning in Select Pennsylvania Universities, Naif M. Alsayyali
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Documenting Gender Equity in Renaissance Anthologies: A Study of the Contemporary Anthologization of Early Modern Women Authors, Mais Al-Shara'h
Department: English

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Correlating Spirituality and Integration Theory Among NCAA Division I Athletes in the Northeast, Bobby L. Anderson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Alcohol in Academia: Assessing Underage Binge Drinking Personalities and Policies, Shavonne Arthurs
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Mindfulness Practices: Investigating Impacts on Prekindergarten Teacher Perceptions of Classroom Climate Teacher Self-Efficacy and Student Interactions, Marnie A. Aylesworth
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Relationship Between Athletic Identity and Concussion Symptom Reporting Intention in Collegiate Athletes, Daniel Baer
Department: Sociology

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Co-Teaching vs. Resource Room: Which Yields Better Growth on Oral Reading Fluency Measures?, Paula Berry
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Instructor-Student Conferencing as Pedagogy: Measuring ISC Pedagogy's Impact on Student Writing and Self-Efficacy, Debra Brown
Department: English

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Humanities in Physical Therapy Education: A Case Study of Successful Curricular Integration, Jessica L. Cammarata
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Eye Toward Change: Examining Requests in Teacher-Student Writing Conferences, Angie M. Carter
Department: English

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Media Exposure, Confidence in the Police, and Police Legitimacy, Jaeyong Choi
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Exploring Academic and Disciplinary Literacy Socialization and Enactment of Seven International Undergraduate Business Students, Abdullah Darwish
Department: English

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Best Practices in Grantsmanship: A Case Study of a High-Performing Predominantly Undergraduate Institution, Tracy Eisenhower
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study of the Perceived Impact of the Organizational Change of One Leadership Team on a School District, Justine Federico
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Implicit Racial Attitude, Hostile Attribution Bias, and the Desire to Enter Law Enforcement: Exploring Possible Relationships, Brian Ferraccio
Department: Psychology

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Pennsylvania Community College Students Interested in Earning Baccalaureate Degrees: A Qualitative Analysis of Their Decision-Making Experiences, Annete Fetterolf
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Investigating Perceptions of Capabilities and Appearance as Predictors of Satisfaction With Bariatric Surgery, Jaclyn Fishalow
Department: Psychology

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Medical Marijuana: How Communication Channels Relate to Individual's Perceptions, Kimberly Flanders
Department: Communications Media

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Defining Post-Katrina Literature: Hurricane Katrina and Experiences of Disaster, Race, and Environment, Brandon Galm
Department: English

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Traumatized Masculinity: Men and Boys in the Works of Tobias Wolff, Kevin Gleason
Department: English

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Pay-for-Performance Attitudes and Their Effect on Burnout and Job Satisfaction in Pennsylvania Nurses, Annette Godissart
Department: Sociology

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Mindfulness Training for Mental Health Professionals and Its Implications for Compassion Towards Clients, Peter Hauge
Department: Psychology

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Does Navy Seal Training Have an Impact on Civilian Life?, Jason M. Hicks
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study Examining How Stakeholders Experience and Perceive Changes in Organizational Structure and Culture Throughout the Paradigm Switch From Traditional to Hybrid Secondary Education, Gabrielle R. Hoffman
Department: Sociology

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The Effects of School Socio-Economic Status on Oral Reading Fluency Scores of Students Identified and Not Identified With a Specific Learning Disability, Sandra Hoffman
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Do College Presidents Need to be Academics?: Exploring the Relationship Between the Perceived Effectiveness of Institutional Presidents and Their Career Path, Shawn M. Hoke
Department: Sociology

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Police Response to Mental Health Calls for Service, Kayla G. Jachimowski
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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The Relationship Between a Dominant Culture and a Microculture and Its Impact on the Organization and the Members: A College and Its NCAA DIII Football Team, Donald Kaminski
Department: Sociology

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A Qualitative Study of Pennsylvania Public Education Professionals' Perceptions of Effective Anti-Bullying Interventions for Students With Special Education Services, Eric Knorr
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Inside Out©: Improving Children's Emotion Competence Through Film, Ingrid J. Krecko
Department: Psychology

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Revisiting Attitudes Toward the Police: The Impact of Law Enforcement Simulations and Education on College Students, Selye Lee
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Personality and Perceived Stress in Rural Police Officers, Daniel Lloyd
Department: Psychology

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Poetry, Points, and Performance: Expanding the Scope of Slam Poetry Analysis, Cara Losier Chanoine
Department: English

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Cyber-Bullying Among College Students: A Test of Social Learning Theory, Kweilin Lucas
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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The Posthuman Turn in Composition: Critical Regionalists Inquiry and Its Pedagogical Implications, Brent Lucia
Department: English

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A Pragmatic Analysis of Public Discourse on American Women in Combat, Thomas Lyon
Department: English

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A Study of Teachers' and Principals' Beliefs About Leadership Behaviors in Relation to School Performance, Brigette Matson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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How Do The Perceptions of Wages, Benefits, and Working Conditions Differ Among Unionized Mechanical Construction Workers in Right-to-Work and Non-Right-to-Work States?, Todd McKeever
Department: Sociology

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Participation in Cervical Cancer Screening by Low-Income Women During Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania: A Policy Analysis, Tonya Y. Miller
Department: Sociology

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Health Policy Engagement Among Nurse Educators: A Descriptive, Cross-Sectional Study Into Political Astuteness and Political Self-Efficacy and the Impact of Personal and Professional Factors, Rebecca Modene
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Exploring How Chemistry and English Majors Understand and Construct Disciplinary Identities in Relation to Life, Departmental, and Writing Experiences: Implications for WAC and Retention, Justin Nicholes
Department: English