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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Reflections from Pennsylvania Charter School Leaders: A Qualitative Study, Colleen L. Freyvogel
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Collective Case Study that Examines the Decision-Making Experiences and Influential Variables as Identified by Leaders in Higher Education, Dennis D. Frketich Sr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Academic Literacy and Discourse Socialization of Seven Multilinguals in a Research Seminar Course in a Japanese University, Yutaka Fujieda
Department: English

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Social Combination: Teaching Two Fa(u)lkners and Digital Literacy, Koichi Fujino
Department: English

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Information Retention of Audio Based Public Service Announcements: The Impact of Messages Created Using Different Production Methods, Lacey A. Fulton
Department: Communications Media

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Differences in Perceptions of Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Satisfaction, and Burnout Among Nurse Faculty, Earlston Kinzie Gardner III
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Common Profiles and Clinical Utility of the MMPI-2-RF in Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations, Laura K. Gilman
Department: Psychology

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Recontextualizing Composition Studies: Translingual Practice, Representation, and an Enacted Methodology, Rachel Griffo
Department: English

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(Re)framing the Immigrant Narrative: Exploring Testimonios That Counter the Essentialized Image of (Un)documented People in the Discourses of Contemporary U.S. Rhetoric, Leslie Nicole Gutierrez
Department: English

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Correlation of Emotional Intelligence of School Leaders and School Climate: A Cross-Cultural Comparison Between American and South Korean Schools, Ellen I. Harney
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining the Academic, Behavioral, and Financial Effectiveness of In-House Alternative Education Programs Compared to Off-Site Programs: A Quantitative Analysis, Keith A. Hartbauer
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study of the Effects of National Board Certification on School Climate: Perceptions of Teachers, Staff and Administrators, Carolyn Headley
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Factors Affecting Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice Among Nurse Practitioners, Susan Hellier
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Reimagining the Dominant Narratives of Peer Tutoring: A Study of Tutors' and Writers' Stories, Margaret M. Herb
Department: English

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The Impact of Inclusion on the General Education Curriculum, Stephanie L. Hoelper
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Instituting Restoration: Establishing and Sustaining a Restorative Model of Justice, Timothy J. Holler
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Writing Stories Across Languages: The Exploration of Students' Books Construction in an EAP Writing Classroom, Maria Houston
Department: English

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Aristotle, the Sublime, and Quantum Rhetoric: New Approaches to Understanding the Fiction Writing Process, Mitchell R. James
Department: English

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Recovering the Agency of Editors in the Careers of Three Canonical Nineteenth-Century American Authors, David W. Johnson
Department: English

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Analysis of Factors That Influence Use of Learning Management Systems by Pennsylvania Rural School Districts, Derek S. Jones
Department: Communications Media

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A Comparison of Hypertension Management Perceptions, Knowledge, and Stage of Change Among Hospital Employees, Sarah D. Jones
Department: Sociology

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The Phenomenological Exploration of Constructionism Among Female Undergraduate Communications Media Students When Designing a 2D Game Interface, Christopher W. Juengel
Department: Communications Media

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Ecological Validity of Traditional Neuropsychological Tests: Role of Memory, Executive Skills, and Learning in Predicting Everyday Functioning in a Clinical Population, Sharon Jung
Department: Psychology

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Fat Bias in the Field of Psychology: Examining Diversity Counseling Texts and Clinical Judgment Across College Counseling Centers, Ashley E. Kasardo
Department: Psychology

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Intercultural Implications in Website Design: An Examination of Cross-Cultural Aesthetics and Organization Online, David Paschke Keppel
Department: Communications Media

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Negotiation of Feedback on Academic Writing at the Doctoral Level: A Contextualized, Qualitative Inquiry of Multilingual Students, Kyung Min Kim
Department: English

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The Effect of Sleep Restriction on Declarative Memory in Individuals With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Stella H. Kim
Department: Psychology

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"Upon Life and All Its Random Injustice": The Post-Traumatic Masculinity of Superheroes, Villains, and Vigilantes in Graphic Novels, Television, and Cinema, Shana Marie Kraynak
Department: English

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Social Roles as Predicting Factors on the Effect of Gains and Losses on Treatment Outcome, Richard D. Kutz Jr.
Department: Psychology

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Jane Eyre and Becky Sharp's Progeny: Mapping the Governess in Victorian Literature, Amanda M. Lagoe
Department: English

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A Phenomenological Study Exploring Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Experiences in Simulation, Susan Lanzara
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Impact of Adverse Childhood Events on Child Behaviors, Attachment, and Parenting in Low-Income Families, Julie Marie Learn
Department: Psychology

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Understanding the Korean Culture of Assessment and Implementation of a Performance Assessment Tool, Youn-Kyoung Lee
Department: English

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A Case Study Describing How Servant Leadership Attributes Impact Superintendent Longevity and Leadership Styles, David Lehman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Aesthetic Plagiarism and its Metaphors in the Writings of Poe, Melville, and Wilde, Sandra M. Leonard
Department: English

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The Effects of Performance Feedback on Oral Reading Fluency, Jill Marie Little
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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American Orientalism: A Study of Ethnic American Literature in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century, Xiaodong Liu
Department: English

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Emasculation and Emancipation: African American Masculinity in African American Women's Literature, 1955-1985, Lana N. Lockhart
Department: English

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The Rebellious Novel: A Study in Conformity, Repression, and Resistance in Philip Roth and Selected Other Novelists, Andru Lugo
Department: English

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The Relationship Between Gottman's Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Mindfulness, and Relationship Satisfaction, Michael Lute
Department: Psychology

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Collaborative Dissertations in Composition: A Feminist Disruption of the Status Quo, Laura M. Mangini
Department: English

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Composition and the Cooperative Dissertation Study: Our Collaborative Resistance, Sabatino M. Mangini
Department: English

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"Brave the Stigman Manfully": Examining Professionalism, Singleness, and Femininity in Mid-Victorian Heroines, Andrea J. Martino-Harms
Department: English

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Nurse Characteristics That Increase a Healthcare System's Ability to Become a Highly Reliable Organization, Sheri A. Matter
Department: Sociology

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Investigating Inside Jokes and Their Implications for Individual and Interpersonal Functioning, Anna L. Mayo
Department: Psychology

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Today's College Student: Measuring the Effectiveness of Financial Literacy Education and Effect on Subsequent Student Debt, Patricia Curran McCarthy
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Seeking Consensus on Prebriefing: Preparing Students for Simulation-Based Learning, Donna S. McDermott
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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"Up the Long, Long Street": The Poetry, Other Writings, and Life of Donald Junkins, Bradley Roy McDuffie
Department: English

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The Relationship Between Organizational Communication and Campus Climate as an Indicator of Organizational Effectiveness, Kelly Lynch McKenzie
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Brothers in the Struggle: A Phenomenological Study of White Male College Student Development as Social Justice Allies, John F. McKnight Jr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Political Engagement and the Shifting Paradigm from Traditional to Social Media, Susan Jane McManimon
Department: Communications Media

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The Effectiveness of Sex Offender Residency Restrictions in Alabama and Oklahoma: Are We Preventing Crime in the Heart of Dixie and the Sooner State?, Stacie Merken
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Working Memory: The Concurrent Validity of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function and the Relationship Between Parent and Teacher Ratings and Performance-Based Measures, Ray M. Milke
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Family and Community Social Capital: A Case Study of One Private and One Public Secondary School, Kathleen Sue Miller
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Teacher Efficacy for Secondary General Education Teachers Supporting Students With Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) in Inclusive Classrooms, Laura C. Moran
Department: Sociology

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Analysis of Employment-Related Social Policies That Seek to Increase the Economic Security of America's Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers, Sukanya Mukherjee
Department: Sociology

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Voices of Change: A Case Study Documenting the Development of an Organization and Its Culture, Patrick M. Mulvihill
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Investigation of Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of Pennsylvania's New Teacher Evaluation System, Based Upon the Danielson Framework for Teaching, and Its Impact on Teachers' Instructional Strategies in an Urban School District, Pamela K. Murray
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Interactive Read-Alouds: A Qualitative Study of Kindergarten Students' Analytic Dialogue, Jacqueline M. Myers
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Effects of an Intervention on College Students' Expectations and Attitudes About Seeking Therapy, Janessa Lin Nowlen
Department: Psychology

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White Double Consciousness in Lillian Smith's Strange Fruit, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, and Geraldine Brooks's March, Jean-Paul Konda Ntusi
Department: English

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Investigating Students' Situated Understandings of Criticality in a Master of Arts TESOL Course, Kyle Nuske
Department: English

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Personality Differences Between RTI-Oriented and Neuropsychological Assessment-Oriented School Psychologists, Bridget L. O'Connell
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Nursing Students' Lived Experiences in Learning Communication Skills in a Theater Class Taught by Theater Faculty, Pamela S. O'Harra
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining Preservice Teachers' Creativity and Use of Mobile Learning Technology Within Instructional Practices, Amanda K. Onion
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Two Techniques for Assessing Rates of Acquisition and Retention Among the Gifted, Michael T. Paff
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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News Crawls and Audience Retention: A Test of Information Overload in Local Television News Programming, Brittany L. Pavolik
Department: Communications Media

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An Investigation Into Co-Teacher Relationship Collaboration Factors: Co-Teachers' Perceptions, David Leigh Petrick Jr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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"That's Classy!": A Workshop Exploring the Influence of Social Class, Andrea Denise Poet
Department: Psychology

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The Predictive Strength of the DIBELS Next ORF Assessment to the WIAT-III ORF and Reading Comprehension Subtests for Students Referred for Special Education Eligibility Evaluations, Jaclyn R. Pollard
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Emotions of Professionalization in a Master's of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Program, Dana Poole
Department: English

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Student Learning of Violence Prevention Education Concepts: A Longitudinal Analysis, Rachel Posner LeMay
Department: Psychology

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The Encoding and Decoding of Gendered Heroic Quests in Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Red Dwarf, and Torchwood, Thomas M. Powers
Department: English

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Perceptions of Western Pennsylvania Elementary Principals on the Teacher Effectiveness System, James P. Prager
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Rice Culture, Buddhism, Wars, and Diaspora: Mutual Legacies in Heterogeneity in Southeast Asian American and Diasporic Literature, Kittiphong Praphan
Department: English

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The National Labor Relations Act: Structuration and the Interaction of Policy and the Hermeneutics of Case Law, Paul L. Rainey
Department: Sociology

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Journey to College from Special Education: A Case Study of Transition Support in a Cyber-Charter School, Sasha A. Reese
Department: English

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The Impact of Disruptive Behavior on Operating Room Nurse Satisfaction, Michael Eric Reyka
Department: Sociology

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Mythopoeia: The Unified Worldview of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald, Zachary Andrew Rhone
Department: English

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Racial Passing in Twenty-First Century Literature: Complicating Color in the African-American Fin-de-Siècle Novel, Pamela S. Richardson
Department: English

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The Relationship Among Student Creativity, Curiosity, and Academic Intrinsic Motivation: A Mixed Methods Phenomenological Study of Sixth Grade Students, Jennifer L. Rinkevich
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Use of Distance Education for Continued Professional Education by Physical Therapists in the State of Pennsylvania, Christine Romani-Ruby
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Sociolinguistic Analysis of Nigerian Pidgin English in Nigerian Film, Olubukola Yetunde Salako
Department: English

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Exploration of Co-Teaching in Inclusive Fourth-Grade Classrooms as a Viable Option for School Districts, Rebecca J. Schaef
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study of Teaching Principals, Administrators with Class, Examining the Perceptions of Administrators and Teachers, Karl Richard Scheibenhofer
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effects of Principal Longevity and the Variation of the Implementation and Sustainability of RTI on Reading Achievement, Sandra A. Seibel
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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A Mixed Method Investigation of the Relationship Between Facebook Use, General Self-Efficacy, and Autonomy Development Among Undergraduate College Students, Christopher J. Selena
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Educators of the Gifted in Pennsylvania: A Quantitative Study of Educational Beliefs, Grace A. Shellenbarger
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Hemispheric Minstrelsies: Race, Nation, and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Performance, Jessica M. Showalter
Department: English

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The Perspectives of Teachers on Intervention Strategies Used in Inclusive Settings With Elementary-Aged Children With Autism, Kristie L. Shulsky
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Lived Experience of Graduate Nurses with Multiple NLCEX-RN Failure, Christina Lynne Silva
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Rosa Parks 1913-1955: How Family, Education, Religion, and Socio-Political Influences Shaped Her Leadership, Susan E. Sitter
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effects of Audio and Gender Within a 3D Gaming Environment on the Achievement of Different Educational Objectives, Ryan L. Sittler
Department: Communications Media

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Game On: A Qualitative Study of Leadership Skills Developed Through College Athletics, Wendy J. Snodgrass
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Talking Voice in Women's Advocacy Sites and Composition, Karen Sorensen-Lang
Department: English

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Community Supervision of the Domestic Violence Offender: An Exploratory Study, Mathilda Spencer
Department: Sociology

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Re-Reading Economics in Literature: A Capitalist Critical Perspective, Matthew D. Spivey
Department: English

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Investigating the Impact of Early Union Socialization Experiences and Union Justice on Union Commitment and Participation, John F. Springer
Department: Sociology

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Perceptions of Professional Athlete Criminality, Robert P. Stallings
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Executive Functioning is Related to Intraindividual Variability: A Response Time Distributional Approach, Peter V. Stewart
Department: Psychology