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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Englishnesses: Traditional and Alternative Conceptions of English National Identity in Novels by Julian Barnes, Angela Carter, John Fowles, and Jeanette Winterson, Christine D. Pristash
Department: English

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Investigating the Relationship Between the Cognitive and Affective Components of Empathy and Frontal Lobe Functioning in College Students, Alicia Puskar
Department: Psychology

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Predicting Academic Success of First-Time College-Bound African American Students at a Predominantly White Four-Year Public Institution: A Preadmission Model, M. William Redmond Jr.
Department: Sociology

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Clinical Usefulness and Common Profiles of the MMPI-2 RF in Child Custody Assessment, Heather Rehil
Department: Psychology

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Identification of the Institutional Factors Within State Systems of Higher Education in the Middle Eastern States Region for the Adoption of Webinars, Karl F. Roeper
Department: Communications Media

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To Be Black, Female, and Literate: Literacy Identity among Undergraduate Black Women, Lou Ethel Roliston
Department: English

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Older Home Health Registered Nurses: Work Perceptions and Satisfaction, Therese L. Rossman
Department: Sociology

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Examining the Influence of Multimodal New Media Texts and Technologies On First-Year Writing Pedagogies: A Cross Sectional Case Study, Daniel Lee Ruefman
Department: English

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Malingering by College Students on Evaluations for Mathematics Learning Disabilities, Andrea L. Sanders
Department: Psychology

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Literacy Experiences and Cultural Negotiations in Transnational Academic Context: The Case of Israeli Study Abroad MBA Students in an American University, Ayelet Sasson
Department: English

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The Political Tolerance of the "Chosen People" in the Current Contexts of Israel and the United States, Uzi Sasson
Department: Sociology

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The relationship of Pre-service Education Majors' Multiple Intelligence Learning Styles to their Level of Digital Literacy, Chad D. Sherman
Department: Communications Media

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Examining the Work Elements and Impact of the Teaching Building Level Administrator, Gregory E. Shoemaker
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Impact and Implications of Litigation on Small Rural School Districts: A Study of Selected Western Pennsylvania Public School Superintendents' Perception and Knowledge of School Law, Henry D. Sinopoli
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Cross-Case Study of the Impact of Organizational Change Through the Diffusion of the Classrooms for the Future Initiative, Brian Slamecka
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Case Studies of Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Case Review Teams and Their Leaders in Children's Advocacy Centers in Pennsylvania, Teresa M. Smith
Department: Sociology

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Preparation, Perceptions, & Professional Paths: A Mixed-Methods Study of East Stroudsburg University's Elementary Education Professional Development School Beginning Teachers, Jodi A. Sponchiado
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Parenting Styles and Criminal Involvement: A Test of Baumrind's Typology, Jason D. Spraitz
Department: Criminology

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Finding Point Balance: The Functions of Writing in Identifying and Maintaining Equilibrium Among a Working Mother's Life Challenges, Sandra Hansotte Stanko
Department: English

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"Hey Lady, You're Hot!" Emotional and Cognitive Effects of Gender-Based Street Harassment on Women, Harmony B. Sullivan
Department: Psychology

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Unnecessary Roughness: Off-Field Aggression And Crime in College Football, Lauren R. Swenson
Department: Psychology

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Vision and Narrative: How Two Religious Sisters of Mercy Initiated and Managed Organizational Change, Donald G. Talbot
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Revising the View of the Southern Father: Fighting the Father-Force in the Works of Shirley Ann Grau, Gail Godwin, and Alice Walker, Barbara C. Taylor
Department: English

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Non-Traditional Nursing Students' Perceived Ability to Form Caring Relationships, JoAnn Evanko Thistlethwaite
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Pre-Service Teachers' Teacher Efficacy Beliefs and the Perceived Relationship with their University Supervisor, Dawn Michelle Detruf Turkovich
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Quest for White, Privilege-Cognizant, Antiracist Character: An Autoethnographic Inquiry, Daniel Mark Welliver
Department: Sociology

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Millennials Strike Back: Students' Reports of Knowledge Transfer From High School to College, Jennifer MarieHolcomb Wells
Department: English

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Closing the Achievement Gap: The Use and Effectiveness of Research-Based Practices in Middle Schools, Whitney M. Wesley
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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L2 Writing in the L1 Composition Course: A Model for Promoting Linguistic Tolerance, Ana Maria Wetzl
Department: English

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Relationship of Robotic Implementation on Changes in Middle School Students' Beliefs and Interest toward Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Stephen H. Whitehead
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Impact of Cultural Dimensions and the Coherence Principle of Multimedia Instruction on the Achievement of Educational Objectives within an Online Learning Environment, Bradley E. Wiggins
Department: Communications Media

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Changes in Community Behavioral Healthcare Organizations Subsequent to theImplementation of Medicaid Managed Care, Anna Marie Williams
Department: Sociology

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Comparison of Secondary Principals' Use of Data Systems to IncreaseStudent Achievement in Mathematics as Measured by Standardized Assessments, Joshua Williams
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Comparative Study of Family-Centered Home Based and Traditional Addiction Treatment Approaches, Kathleen Z. Wisser
Department: Sociology

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The Impact of an Urban Immersion Field Experience on Teacher Candidates' Concerns Regarding Teaching in Urban Districts: A Cross-University Comparison, Stacie M. Wolbert
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Reel Principals: A Descriptive Content Analysis of the Images of School Principals Depicted in Movies from 1997-2009, Katy J. Wolfrom
Department: Education

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A Case Study of Two Vertical Leadership Teams for the Purpose of School Improvement, Tammy S. Wolicki
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Admissions Policies Governing the Declaration of Academic Major and Academic Advising Models Relating to Student Outcomes in Higher Education, Heather A. Workinger
Department: Sociology

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Degree Pursuit by Very-at-risk Students: Examining Characteristic Factors Leading to Degree Completion, Marian E. Yoder
Department: Sociology

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A Comparative Study of First Time International College Studentss Level of Anxiety in Relationship to Awareness of Their Learning-style Preferences, Arlene Shorter Young
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Pre-Service Teachers' Motivations for Choosing a Teaching Career and Intention to Teach in Urban Settings: A Multilevel Analysis, Yong Yu
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Rethinking Hybridity from a Pluralistic Perspective in Selected Twentieth-Century Multiethnic American Fiction and Criticism, Hussein Hasan Zeidanin
Department: English

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An Exploration of the Identities of Asian Graduate Student Mothers in the United States, Qisi Zhang
Department: English

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Early College Partnerships: Relationships and Success Elements of an Early College Program Between 25 Rural School Districts in Southwestern Pennsylvania and a Community College, Barbara Zuchelli
Department: Professional Studies in Education

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Environmentalism, Modernity, Capitalism, and Cultural Hegemony in Six Contemporary Authors, Motasim O. Almawaja
Department: English

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Idiomobile for Learners of English: A Study of Learners' Usage of a Mobile Learning Application for Learning Idioms and Collocations, Mahmoud Atiah Amer
Department: English

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Crime-Reporting Behavior: A Test of a Theoretical Model that Accounts for the Explanation of People's Crime-Reporting Behavior, Avdi S. Avdija
Department: Criminology

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"A Lass Unparalleled": The Scriptural Underpinnings of Women in Selected Shakespearean Plays, Ahmed Muhammed Faleh Banisalamah
Department: English

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Challenging Behaviors: Early Childhood Teachers' Perspectives on Young Children's Self-Regulation, Mary Louise Bitar
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Cognitive Style: A Meta-Analysis of The Instructional Implications for Various Integrated Computer Enhanced Learning Environments, William C. Burnett
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Closing the Gap in Business Education: A Case Study of Continuing Curricular Transformation in an Exemplary Undergraduate Program, John A. Buttermore
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effect of Classroom and Clinical Learning Approaches on Academic Achievement in Associate Degree Nursing Students, Jo Anne Carrick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Testing the Generalizability Claims of Gottfredson and Hirschi's General Theory Using Hirschi's Revised Concept of Self-Control, Byung Jun Cho
Department: Criminology

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Assessing the Malleability of Student Death Penalty Attitudes: An Experimental Test of the Marshall Hypothesis, Amanda K. Cox
Department: Criminology

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On Advertising's Terms: The Weak Critiques of Consumer Capitalism in Player Piano, Fahrenheit 451, and The Space Merchants, Mary Elizabeth Davis
Department: English

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Discursive Transformation and the Reconstruction of Identity: A Critical Discourse Analysis of African American Student Texts, Jason Richard DePolo
Department: English

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Internet Usage among College Students and its Impact on Depression, Social Anxiety, and Social Engagement, Kimberlee D. DeRushia
Department: Psychology

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The Identity, Second Language, and the Classroom Dynamic: Participant Observation in a Beginning Korean as a Second Language Classroom, Joel S. Diamond
Department: English

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Portraiture of Rural Pennsylvania Elementary School Administrators Implementing the Mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act within the Context of a Reading Program, Linda D. Dobbie
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Ecocritical Examination of British Romantic Natural History Writing: The Literature of a Changing World, Jeffrey S. Dories
Department: English

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No Teacher Left Behind: Effectiveness of New Teacher Groups to Facilitate Induction, Jessica Lee Durn
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Vernacular Architecture of Composition Instruction: What the Voices of Writing Center Tutors Reveal about the Influence of Standardized Instruction and Assessment, Dawn Fels
Department: English

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A Descriptive Study of the Middle School Science Teacher Behavior for Required Student Participation in Science Fair Competitions, Laura M. Fisanick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Student Writer as Blogger: A Longitudinal Case Study of a Blogger's Critical Narrative Events, Eric A. Glicker
Department: English

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Stolen Voices: Literacy, Identity, and Acculturation of Resettled Somali-Bantu Refugees, Amanda Rae Goldberg
Department: English

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The Development of Cultural Adaptability Including Relevant Experiences andPerceptions of Traditional College Students: A Perspective from a Small, Private Liberal Arts University, Kerri A. Golden
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Perceptions of the Developmentally Responsive Leadership Practices of Principals that Contribute to Achieving Adequate Yearly Progress in High and Low Achieving, High Poverty Middle Schools, David R. Goodin
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Evaluation of the Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) Approach for Enhancing Athletic Performance, Sarah M. Hasker
Department: Psychology

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Using Empowering Processes to Create Empowered Outcomes through the Family Development Credential Program: An Empirical Study of Change in Human Service Workers, Nicole M. Hewitt
Department: Sociology

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Arabic and English Persuasive Writing of Arabs from a Contrastive Rhetoric Perspective, Soliman Ismail
Department: English

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Staff Development of Direct Care Workers in Pennsylvania: The Relationship between Organizational Structure and Culture and Best-Practices in Training, M. Elizabeth Kemeny
Department: Sociology

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Prisoner Classification Re-visited: A Further Test of the Level of Service Inventory-Revised (LSI-R) Intake Assessment, Hye-Sun Kim
Department: Criminology

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Determinate Sentencing of Drug Offenders: Assessing the Influence of Legally Relevant and Legally Irrelevant Variables on Sentence Outcome, Eric J. Kocian
Department: Criminology

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L2 Cultural Negotiation and Visual Literacy: A Multilingual Perspective, Alexander Lapidus
Department: English

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An Assessment of Individual and Organizational Characteristics and Their Impact on Correctional Officers' Perceptions of Professionalism and Treatment Orientation, Jennifer L. Lasswell
Department: Criminology

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The Implementation of Enrollment Management at Two Public Universities Experiencing Demographic and Funding Challenges, Stephen Lee
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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White Prestige Ideology, Identity, and Investment: ESL Composition Class as a Site of Resistance and Accommodation for Taiwanese Students, Pei-hsun Liu
Department: English

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Teacher Professional Development: The Needs of TESOL Teachers in the Republic of Niger, Ganda Nabi Mahamadou
Department: English

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Relationship Between Teacher Preparedness and Inquiry-Based Instructional Practices to Students' Science Achievement: Evidence from TIMSS 2007, Lynn A. Martin
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Exploration of Demographics and Computer Adaptive Testing in Predicting Performance on State-Mandated Reading Assessments, Amy L. Maziarz
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Stranger Than Fiction: A Study of Student Perceptions of Writer's Block And Film in the Composition Classroom, Kimberly Marie Miller
Department: English

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The Combined and Differential Roles of Working Memory Mechanisms in Academic Achievement, Bronwyn Murray
Department: Psychology

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First-Generation College Seniors: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Transitional Experience of the Final College Year, Julia Overton-Healy
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Teacher Behavior and Attitude and Student Writing Apprehension, Peter Pappalardo
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Impact of Academic Advising on GPA and Retention at the Community College Level, Stacey Ann Pietras
Department: Sociology

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Case Study of a Participatory Action Research Process to Examine Burnout and Generate Change Oriented Strategies among Workers in a Human Service Environment, John Vincent Rapano
Department: Sociology

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Using Adiposity Change in College Freshman to Examine the Comorbidity of ADHD and Obesity, Katherine L. Ratcliff
Department: Psychology

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Effects of Schools Attuned on Special Education Referrals for African American Boys, Andrea B. Rodriguez
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Perceptions of Maryland School Principals on the Quality and Quantity of Principal and Assistant Principal Candidates and the Role the Maryland Task Force on the Principalship Has Played in Improving the Quality and Quantity of Principal and Assistant Principal Candidates, Michael Rowe
Department: Education and Educational Technology

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Nurses and Health Care Insurance in Western Pennsylvania: A Qualitative Study of the Personal and Professional Effects of the Absence of Health Care Insurance, Diana L. Rupert
Department: Sociology

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An Analysis of Leadership Beliefs and Practices of 25 TESOL Leaders, Deborah A. Sams
Department: English

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The Literate Lives of Chamorro Women in Modern Guam, Sharleen J. Q. Santos-Bamba
Department: English

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Dumb Animals, Crazy Broads, and Ugly Truths: Rooting for the Avant-Garde, Kimberly A. Socha
Department: English

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Finding Our Places, Defining Our Places: Service Learning and Ecocomposition in the First-Year Composition Classroom, Heidi Ann Stevenson
Department: English

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Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement Programs: A Comparison of Persistence, Student Academic Achievement, Graduation Completion and Time-to-Degree Attainment, Amber N. Sherman Valentine
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Strategies for Influencing Implicit Associations in Shooting Decisions: A Test of Longevity, Joshua J. Watt
Department: Psychology

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The Impact of a Principal's Sex on the Climate of Alternative Schools, Jessica Wenton
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Challenging Progress: Mob Violence and Punishing Identities in Modernist-Era American Fiction, Benjamin S. West
Department: English

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The Perceived Impact of the Curriculum Administrator in Facilitating a Vision of Learning in Small, Rural Pennsylvania School Districts, Mary A. Wolf
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effects of Written and Verbal Emotional Expression on Cancer Patients' Health, Kristine N. Woods
Department: Psychology