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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The Depiction of the Working Class in American Films of the Counterculture Era, Robert Alan Marcink
Department: English

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The Role and Representation of Technology in Composition Handbooks, Kelly J. McCaffrey
Department: English

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Stereotype Threat in Text Comprehension, Cole McCracken
Department: Psychology

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High Stakes, High Scores and Student Achievement: A Middle School Case Study, Eugene McGorry
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Exploration of Culturally-based Assumptions Guiding ELT Practice in Thailand, a Non-colonized Nation, Phongsakorn Methitham
Department: English

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"Over the Rainbow": A Prevention Group for Bereaved Children and Families in a Rural Area, Jessica Seacrist Miller
Department: Psychology

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Reproduction, Resistance, and Supranational Language Management: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Role of Soros-Funded English Language Programs in the Building of Open Societies, Amy Jo Minett
Department: English

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Literacy and Autism: Case Studies of Two Kindergarten Children, Their Teachers and Their Parents, Dana M. Monroe
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Evaluation Study of First-Year College Students' Persistence: Effectiveness of Peer Leaders Within a First-Year Seminar, Jessamine M. Montero
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Reading Regression and Recoupment Among Students With and Without Learning Disabilities, Nicole E. Musil
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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An Observational Study of Social Skills Learning Within Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade, Laureen E. Nelson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Use of Cattell-Horn-Carroll Specific Cognitive Abilities to Enhance Prediction of Reading on the Third Grade Pennsylvania System of State Assessment, Kathleen J. Nicholson
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Crossing Over to the Multimodal Side: A Study of the Consensus Building Strategies Employed by Miami University in Support of a Multimodal First-year Writing Curriculum, Michele Ninacs
Department: English

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The English Literacy Experiences of Advanced Saudi EFL Professionals in the United States, Ghassan Mohammed Osailan
Department: English

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A Case Study: The Influence of the Pennsylvania High School Coaching Initiative on the Change of Teachers' Instructional Practices and Student Achievement, Thomas B. Otto
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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College Students' Attitudes toward Prisoners and Prisoner Reentry, Sunyoung Park
Department: Criminology

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A Survey of Driver Education Teachers: Opinions and Practices of Driver Training Programs in Pennsylvania, Louis J. Pesci
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Literacy Practices and Identity in a Slavic Immigrant Congregation: An Ethnographic Study, Heather Walker Peterson
Department: English

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A Co-construction of Space Trilogy: Examining How ESL Teachers, English Language Learners, and Classroom Designs Interact, Janet L. Pierce
Department: English

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The Forgotten Child: An Examination of Factors Influencing the Case Processing of Criminal Child Neglect, Mari B. Pierce
Department: Criminology

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An Exploratory Study of Professional Practices among School Psychologists in Response to the Revised Chapter 14 Regulations Governing Student Evaluation Timeframes, David M. Priel
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining Instructional Design in Block and Traditional Scheduling: A Case Study, Lawrence Pryzblick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Clothes Reading: Sartorial Consciousness in Postmodern Fiction by Women, Gabrielle Shackleton Raffuse
Department: English

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The Mathematical Discourse of Undergraduate Mathematics Majors: The Relation to Learning Proof and Establishing a Learning Community, Katherine S. Remillard
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Of Fists and Fangs: An Exploration of the Degree to which the Graduation Hypothesis Predicts Future Adolescent Delinquency and Aggression, Cassandra L. Reyes
Department: Criminology

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Exploring the Culture and Cognition of Outsider Literacy Practices in Adult Readers of Graphic Novels, Marie Helena Romanelli
Department: English

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Service-Learning in the Franciscan Tradition: The Institutionalization of Service-Learning at Franciscan Colleges and Universities, Mary J. Sacavage
Department: Sociology

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Being Black, Becoming British: Contemporary Female Voices in Black British Literature, Sheila Françoise Theresa Sandapen
Department: English

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Black and White College Men's Preferred Body Types for Black and White Female Figures, Kristi Marie Klawitter Schippers
Department: Psychology

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Middle Schools and Traditional Junior High Schools: A Comparison of Academic Achievement, James P. Smith Jr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Stress and Burnout Among Cross-Trained Public Safety Personnel, Peter N. Starr
Department: Sociology

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Fear and Loathing in the English Department: The Strange and Terrible Saga of Composition and Creative Writing, Marjorie Stewart
Department: English

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Police Crime: A Newsmaking Criminology Study of Sworn Law Enforcement Officers Arrested, 2005-2007, Philip Matthew Stinson Sr.
Department: Criminology

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Conversations About Reading: An Evaluation of the Metacognitive Processes Middle School Students Utilize While Reading, Lisa Ann Tong
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Pennsylvania Achievement Gap Effort (PAGE1): A Multi-Year Quantitative Study of Student Achievement, George Brian Toth
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effects of Data-Driven Instruction and Literacy Coaching on Kindergartners' Literacy Development, Karen K. Tyler
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Sense of Time, Inhibition and Working Memory in College-Aged Students, Christopher J. Vrabel
Department: Psychology

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Engendered Edens: Postmodern Landscapes in Novels by John Fowles and Julian Barnes, Jill Elizabeth Wagner
Department: English

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A Qualitative Study of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Learning by Rural Taiwanese Students with Christian Native-English-Speaking Teachers, Shu-Chuan Wang
Department: English

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A Phenomenological Study of Former Alternative High School Students' Perceptions About Their Experiences, Amy F. Wodnicki
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Intersection of Discipline and Roles: Dr. Pauline Mack's Story as an Instrumental Case Study with Implications for Leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Winnifred Gail Younkin
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The American Dream in Selected Works by Three Chinese American Women Writers: From Dreams to Nightmares, Yanjun Zhang
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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The Relationship of Physical Discipline and Psychological Maltreatment in Childhood to the Use of Dysfunctional Tension-Reducing Behaviors in Adulthood: The Mediating Role of Self-Capacities, Brian Allen
Department: Psychology

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Film in Composition: Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through the Study of Film in First-Year Composition, Beatriz Amaya-Anderson
Department: English

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Emerging Health Trends and Behavior Risk Factors for Chronic Disease Risk in Rural and Urban Pennsylvania: Implications for Health Education, Kristine Marie Zaragoza Anderson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Role of the Elementary Principal in Promoting Parent Involvement: Evidence from Rural, Blue Ribbon Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania, Alfonso Angelucci
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Trinity of Consciousness: Body, Mind, Soul and Female Identity in the Novels of Gail Godwin, Renae Ruth Applegate House
Department: English

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A Study of the Response to Accountability and Standardized Testing in a State University System: Predictive Models, Gatekeeping Strategies, and Intervention in Teacher Education, Mary Lynn Barton
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Intimate Partner Violence on Campus: A Test of Social Learning Theory, Keith J. Bell
Department: Criminology

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Improved Critical Thinking Skills as a Result of Direct Instruction and Their Relationship to Academic Achievement, Sherlynn C. Bessick
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Thai English as Discourse of Exclusion and Resistance: Perspectives of Thai Professional Writers on the Notion of Thai English, Adcharawan Buripakdi
Department: English

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Gender and Justice: An Examination of Policy and Practice Regarding Judicial Waiver, Alison S. Burke
Department: Criminology

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The Academic Environment of One Junior High School In Northeastern Pennsylvania as Perceived by the Administration and the English, Mathematics, and Music Faculty: An Ethnography, Elizabeth Buzzelli-Clarke
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Structural Equation Modeling Assessment of Key Causal Factors in Computer Crime Victimization, Kyung-Shick Choi
Department: Criminology

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Towards a Grammar of Leadership, Daniel H. Clark
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Discursive Constructions of Korean Identity: University EIL Learners in an Online Community, Frank W. Concilus
Department: English

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Effective Graduation Proficiency Assessment: Parents' Perception of High-Stakes vs. Multiple Assessment as a Predictor of Future Success, David A. Crumrine
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Travel to Identity in the Mid-Nineteenth-to-Mid-Twentieth-Century Contact Zone of New Mexico: Knowledge Claim Tests and Platonic Quests, John E. Dean
Department: English

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The Effect of Active Learning Exercises on Academic Performance and Nonintellectual Learning Factors, Danielle R. DeLong
Department: Psychology

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University Faculty's Response to Student Loss by Death or Romantic Break-up, Sarah E. Dietz
Department: Psychology

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Mother Utters: Struggle and Subversion in the Works of Gwendolyn Brooks, Kamal Ud Din
Department: English

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Parent Stress Reduction Through a Psychosocial Intervention For Children Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Jenna Lynn Dubbs
Department: Psychology

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Reducing the Premature Termination of Children from Psychotherapy through Research Based Program Evaluation, Candice J. Dunn
Department: Psychology

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Assessing Students' Views Towards Punishment: A Comparison of Punitiveness Among Criminology and Non-Criminology Students, Diana L. Falco
Department: Criminology

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The United States Postal Service: A Case Study of Large Scale Government Transformation, Dale L. Ferguson
Department: Sociology

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Hopkins Verbal Learning Test - Revised: Standardization Data of Percentage Retention and Comparison of Retention Rates with Logical Memory Subtests of the Wechsler Memory Scales - Revised, Stephen Fink
Department: Psychology

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The Effects of Two-way Mirrors, Video Cameras, and Observation Teams on Clients' Judgments of the Therapeutic Relationship, Amy E. Ford
Department: Psychology

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The Relationship Between the Five-Factor Model of Personality and Leadership Preferences for Initiating Structure and Consideration, Keith Alan Francoeur
Department: Psychology

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Casting for Leadership Talent: The Voices of Six Successful Women in the Banking Industry, Diane D. Galbraith
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Advisors' Perceptions of Barriers to a Smooth Transition from a Community College to a Four-year University, Edith M. Geleski
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Virtue Under Fire: Leadership Attributes Required in 21st Century Combat, Robert D. Gibson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Preparing Future Leaders: Principals' Perceptions of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards and Knowledge Indicators, Mark A. Gross
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Transformational Leadership: Is It a Factor for Improving Student Achievement in High Poverty Secondary Schools in Pennsylvania?, Kathleen M. Gulbin
Department: Education

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Palm Form Recognition Task on the Quick Neurological Screening Test-II: Revisiting Issues of Clinical Sensitivity, Shannon L. Harmon
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Cycle of Violence: Addressing Victimization & Future Harmfulness through an Integral Lens, Patrick J. Harvey
Department: Criminology

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Counseling Homosexual Students in the Secondary School Setting: Perceptions of Guidance Counselors, Nancy J. Hines
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Expatriate Spaces, Ex-Soviet Places: Narratives of Americans Abroad in Turn-of-the-Millennium Post-Communist Europe, Burgsbee Lee Hobbs
Department: English

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An Assessment of Trust Orientation and Leadership Trust of Licensed Nursing Home Administrators in the State of Pennsylvania, David A. Holland
Department: Sociology

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The Impact of Retention on Student Educational Outcomes: A Five Year Study of a Group of Retained and Socially Promoted Fifth Graders, Deborah Anne Houck
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Sequencing and Prediction of Adolescent Soft Drug Initiation: Systematic Review, Quantitative Investigation, and Dual Cross-Validation, Rebecca J. Howell
Department: Criminology

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Historical Case Study of ESL Staff Development for Mainstream Content Area Teachers in a Pennsylvania School District, Holly Sue Hudspath-Niemi
Department: English

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A Qualitative Study of Omani Muslim Women's Perceived Experiences as Writers in English as a Second Language, Zainab Mohamed Jabur
Department: English

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The Emergence of a Pioneer: The Manipulation of Hagar in Nineteenth-century American Women's Novels, Lynne T. Jefferson
Department: English

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Minority Recruitment at School Psychology Graduate Programs, Audene Harvey Johnson
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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A Pedagogy of Love: Exploring Emotions, Spirit and Intellect in the Basic Writing Classroom, Peggy L. Johnson
Department: English

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In Search of One's Pack: A Narrative Study of a Working-Class Woman in the Academy, Elaine M. Kelly
Department: English

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J. D. Salinger's Characters as Existential Heroes: Encountering 1950s America, Esra Kilicci
Department: English

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Academic Aspirations and Expectations: High School Guidance Counselor Perceptions of the Benefits Students Receive by Participating in Dual Enrollment Programs, Marjorie A. Mattis
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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A Case Study of Faculty Perceptions of Information Literacy and Its Integration into the Curriculum, Monty L. McAdoo
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A View from Eternity: The Spiritual Journey of Emily Dickinson, Sandra L. McChesney
Department: English

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Faulty Vision and Hearing in the Novels of Anne Tyler, Angelique Hobbs Medvesky
Department: English

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Willa Cather's Journalism and Fiction: Romancing the Facts, Laurie S. Miller
Department: English

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An Examination of the Anxiolytic Effects of Interaction with a Therapy Dog, Tiffani Dawn Morgan
Department: Psychology

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School Related Factors and Experiences that Influence High School Graduation Rate, Patricia T. Mulroy
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Impact of Reading Self-Efficacy and the Regulation of Cognition on the Reading Achievement of an Intermediate Elementary Sample, Mark Allen Nevill
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Mother and Teacher Interaction in Preschools during Parent-Teacher Conferences, Gail Marie Noel
Department: Sociology

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"A New Lease on Life": A Narrative Case Study of an Older Adult, Participant Design Writing Group, Krystia Nora
Department: English

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Current Practices in Functional Behavioral Assessment: A National Survey of School Psychologists, Tara Egan Nusz
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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"The Melting Pot Where Nothing Melted": The Politics of Subjectivity in the Plays of Suzan-Lori Parks, Wendy Wasserstein, and Tony Kushner, Yong-Nam Park
Department: English

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The Collaboration of Teacher/Artist Teams: A Qualitative Analysis of Selected Interpersonal Components Influencing a Partnership-Model Artist Residency, Paula G. Purnell
Department: Education