Follow

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

The Author Who Lived: Charles Dickens, J. K. Rowling, Their Fans, and Their Characters, Tess R. Stockslager
Department: English

PDF

Giftedness: Conceptualizations and Identification Practices of School Psychologists, Benjamin T. Stumpf
Department: Educational and School Psychology

PDF

Exploring the Experiences of Female Doctoral Nursing Students Who Have Completed Research Focused Doctoral Degrees in Nursing, Colleen M. Sunday
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

PDF

Effects of Assessing Religious Beliefs in Initial Sessions on Aspects of the Therapeutic Alliance, Angelica Terepka
Department: Psychology

PDF

Examination of the Parasympathetic Activation Hypothesis (PAH) for Arousal-Induced Eating, Stephanie Marie Terracciano
Department: Psychology

PDF

The Influence of Homeland Security on Policing, Gregory A. Thomas
Department: Sociology

PDF

Differences in Handwritten and Typed Responses to Curriculum-Based Measurements in Written Expression (WE-CBM), Megan L. Trapasso
Department: Educational and School Psychology

PDF

Technology's Impact on the Learning Experience of At-Risk Digital Natives, Malaika M. Turner
Department: Communications Media

PDF

Sky Juice: Students Writing Hope, Sharon M. Virgil
Department: English

PDF

A Quantitative Study on the Influence of Poverty on School and Teacher Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment Scores, Donald Warren Wagner
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Surrounded by Crime: This I Know, for the Internet Told Me So, Philip Wagner
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

PDF

A Study of the Associations Among Homophobia, Empathy, and Mindfulness, Thomas R. Wahlund
Department: Psychology

PDF

Rural Jail Reentry: Perceptions of Offender Needs and Challenges in Pennsylvania, Kyle C. Ward
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

PDF

Expanding Narrative Representations: A Study of TA Preparation Programs in Rhetoric and Composition, Nicole Warwick
Department: English

PDF

Motivation of Community College Faculty and Administrators to Pursue the Doctorate: A Qualitative Interview Study, Tomi Waters
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Primary Teachers' and Parents' Perceptions of Bullying, Sharon Weber
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Information Literacy: Correlation of Self-Efficacy and Proficiency, Camille Wendekier
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

PDF

Use of Social Networking Technologies: Effects on College Students' Academic Writing, Huachuan Wen
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Writing in Fashion: An Exploratory Case Study Examining Fashion Faculty Use of Writing and the Transmission of Industry Specific Genres, Elizabeth Sara Whitehead
Department: English

PDF

A Multi-Sensory Approach to the Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, Tino George Wilfong
Department: English

PDF

The Utilization of Technology-Mediated Evaluation Tools to Analyze Learning Efficiency Through Cognitive Load and Performance, Laura E. Wilson
Department: Communications Media

PDF

The Mercury and Autism Debate: What Has Shaped the Public's Perception?, Erica Anita Wisniewski
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

The Correlation Between College Freshmen's Perceptions of School Climate and Instances of High School Bullying, Eric Witt
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

The Relationship Between Formative Assessments and PSSA Performance, Ruth Yatzkanic
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

MBA Literacy Practices: Among Taiwanese MBA Students in Taiwan and the United States, Wan-Ning Yeh
Department: English

PDF

The Effect of Delayed Feedback and Visual Hints Within a Gaming Environment to Facilitate Achievement of Different Learning Objectives, Eric Zeglen
Department: Communications Media

PDF

Transforming Educator Instructional Practice in Pennsylvania Secondary Schools Through the Addition of Teacher-Specific Student Achievement Data as a Component of Teacher Evaluation, John W. Zesiger
Department: Professional Studies in Education

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

PDF

English Business Communication in the Saudi Workplace: Employers' Perceptions and Insights about the Cultural Ecology and Needed Literacies, Mahdi Redha Aben Ahmed
Department: English

PDF

The Fuld Object Memory Evaluation: A Study of Validity, Clinical Utility, and the Effects of Extending the Delay, Cynthia Aguilar
Department: Psychology

PDF

Capitalizing on Appalachia: Resisting Colonization and Exploitation in the Works of Ron Rash and Fred Chappell, Elisabeth C. Aiken
Department: English

PDF

The Use of the Smartphones as a Resource for News Among Saudi Arabian Students in the United States, Ali Dhumayan Alanazi
Department: Communications Media

PDF

"I Am a New Breed. A Rebel.": Defying Hegemonic Identity Constructions in Contemporary Arab-American Women Writers, Nancy H. Al-Doghmi
Department: English

PDF

Beyond the Religious and the Secular: The Hybrid Nature of Forgiveness in Early Modern Drama, Salim Eflih Al-Ibia
Department: English

PDF

Negotiating Ethnic and American Identities in Contemporary Multiethnic American Drama, Sameer Mohammad Eid Al-Shraah
Department: English

PDF

A Calculus of Fire: Strange Loops and Autopoietic Consciousness in Selected Twentieth-Century Fiction from James Joyce to Philip K. Dick--A Cognitive Poetic Approach, Francis Carmen Altomare
Department: English

PDF

Academic Honesty in the Digital Age, T. Simeon Ananou
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Nursing Faculty Experiences Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities, Darlene A. Ardary
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

PDF

The Role of Aesthetic Artifacts in Creative Writing Research: Casting Student Identity Narratives as Cultural Data, Christine I. Bailey
Department: English

PDF

Choosing Materials for a Writing Center Resource Library in an ELL Setting, John R. Baker
Department: English

PDF

Analyzing Discourse of Renewal in Post-Crisis Organizational Resiliency Among Nonprofit Organizations, Karen Kay Barone
Department: Communications Media

PDF

Who is Taking the Shirt Off Your Back? A Multi-Method Analysis of Theft at a Specialty Retailer, Dana N. Baxter
Department: Criminology

PDF

Revisiting Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell's Decision not to Attack Cemetery Hill on the First Day of the Battle of Gettysburg: A Study Viewed Through the Theoretical Lenses of Sun Tzu, Antoine Jomini, and the US Army Field Manual 3-0, C1, Michael S. Bednarski
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Playful Texts: Play Theory and the Adaptation and Reception of Fantasy Genres, Joshua Grant Begley
Department: English

PDF

"The Past is a Country from which we have all Emigrated": Salman Rushdie's Postcolonial and Postmodern Embrace of Memory, Stephen James Bell
Department: English

PDF

Teachers', Administrators', and Students' Perception of Recess at Public Elementary Schools: A Mixed Method Study Using Online Surveys, Interview Questions, and Students' Essays with Drawings, Krisztina Beni
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

An Examination of Leadership Readiness and Empowerment Among Full-Time Nursing Faculty, Loretta Lynn Bilder
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

PDF

Leading the Way in Radiography: Radiography Students' Perceptions of Leadership in the Field, Leadership Opportunities, and Themselves as Future Leaders, Renee C. Bloom
Department: Sociology

PDF

Writing Centers and the Problem of Expertise: Knowing and Doing in Peer Tutoring, John Larkin Boyd
Department: English

PDF

A Study of the Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Financial Performance in Pennsylvania Community Banks, John L. Brooks
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Gender Equity in Nursing Education: Student Perceptions and Impact on the Educational Experience, Timothy B. Campbell
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

PDF

Examining the Effectiveness of a Parent Manual for Improving and Generalizing Learned Social Skills in Rural Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Julie C. Cash
Department: Psychology

PDF

Who Are Community College Transfer Students?: A View through the Faculty Lens, Lisa Castellino
Department: Sociology

PDF

Teachers' Perception of Looping in Secondary Schools, Dennis J. Chakey
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Differences in Eighth Grade Science Student and Teacher Perception of Students Level of Input into Academic Planning and Decision Making, Jarrett Michael Chapman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Uneasy Hybridity: The Nature and Culture of Science, and its Bioethical Implications in Select Victorian Fiction, Jae-uk Choo
Department: English

PDF

A Qualitative Case Study of Five Mothers' Experiences with Early Intervention Services and Preschool Choices for Their Children with Disabilities, Brenda L. Cole
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

The Voice of Choice: An Examination of African American Parents' Choice of Charter Schools, Danielle Marie Conner
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

School Psychologists' Report of School-Based Mental Health Service Programs Across Pennsylvania School Systems, Ajani Yanea Cross
Department: Educational and School Psychology

PDF

University Police Legitimacy and Fear of Crime: An Exploration of Student Perceptions, Justin Crowl
Department: Criminology

PDF

Stemming the Tide of Leadership Instability in Long Term Care: How Worklife Factors and Burnout Contribute to Nursing Home Administrators' Intention to Leave Their Job and Career, Christina Daley
Department: Sociology

PDF

Evaluation of the Efficacy of Strengths Based Mobile Therapy, Marianne L. DiMatteo
Department: Sociology

PDF

The Lived Experience of Baccalaureate Nursing Students Following the Sudden Death of a Classmate, Paulette Sue Dorney
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

PDF

The Novels of Deirdre Madden: Expanding the Canon of Irish Literature with Women's Fiction, Carly J. Dunn
Department: English

PDF

Assessing Executive Functioning in Schools: The Utility of the BRIEF and D-KEFS in Identifying ADHD, Mindy L. Emch
Department: Educational and School Psychology

PDF

A Mixed-Method Exploration of School Organizational and Social Relationship Factors That Influence Dropout Decision-Making in a Rural High School, Andrea J. Farina
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Digital Discipling: Assessing the Strategies of Spiritual Formation in Online Course Design for Bible Colleges, Michael Jeffrey Freeman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

University Students' Perceptions of the Effects of Having Been Weight-Teased by Basic Education Teachers, Rebecca A. Gallagher
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

On Being an Island: A Grounded Theory Study of Being a WPA and the Only Composition Scholar at an Institution, Robin Gallaher
Department: English

PDF

Profiling Writing-Knowledge: Exploring Peer Review Feedback Beyond Revising and Editing, Christopher Balajadia Garcia
Department: English

PDF

It Can Be Acquired and Learned: Building a Writer-Centered Pedagogical Approach to Creative Writing, Tamara A. Girardi
Department: English

PDF

Struggles to Reach the Disengaged: Narratives of Young Men Who Left School Before Graduation, and Stories from Middle School Teachers and GED Instructors Who Try to Help, Lara Lynn Golden
Department: English

PDF

An Exploration of Career Transition Self-Efficacy in Emerging Adult College Graduates, Tammy Jane Halstead
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

An Examination of Support Programs for Students on Academic Probation in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Karen J. Hamman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Redesign and (Re)Marginalization in a Terrain of Struggle: Measuring the Success of Computer-Assisted Personalized System of Instruction (CAPSI) in Developmental Writing Courses, Anna M. Harrington
Department: English

PDF

Stakeholder and Institutional Influences on Sustainable Development in the Shale Gas Extraction Industry, Simon Hauser
Department: Sociology

PDF

Power and Parody: Flann O'Brien's Satire of Repressive Irish Identity, 1937-1966, Wesley J. Hellman
Department: English

PDF

A Mixed-Methods Study: Principals' Perceived Leadership Styles and Ability to Lead During a School Violence Crisis, Joyce Herod Henderson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

A Qualitative Life Course Study: Significant Life Events in the Lives of Appalachian First-Generation College Graduates, Peggy Henderson Murphy
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Perceptions of Teachers Regarding the Promoting of Self-Determination Skills in Students with Specific Learning Disabilities, Annah Lea Hill
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Emotional Responses to the Reading Difficulties Experienced by Young Children Enrolled in Title I: A Qualitative Study of Students', Teachers', and Families' Perspectives, Rae Ann Hirsh
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Academic Success of First Year Students: The Effects of Alcohol Expectancy and Academic Self-Efficacy, Theresa Messina Horner
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Personal Values, Professional Lives: Toward Fulfilling Composition Instructors' Ethical Obligation Through Critical Self-Reflection, Craig R. Hulst
Department: English

PDF

High SchoolPrincipals' Perceptions of Cyberbullying, Brendan J. Hyland
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Peer Tutoring in College Learning Assistance Centers: A Qualitative Study of Sociotransformative Theory in Action, Patricia A. Johnson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Academic Engagement and Relationship to Office Discipline Referrals, Erica J. Kaurudar
Department: Educational and School Psychology

PDF

Culturally Responsive Teaching Within Professional Development Schools: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of the Three-Student Project, Épryl L. King
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

A Comparison of Health Care Recruiters' Attitudes Toward RN-to-BSN Degrees Based on Instructional Delivery Method and College For-Profit/Nonprofit Status, James W. Kinneer
Department: Communications Media

PDF

An Examination of the Leadership Styles of United States Army Reserve General Officers, Michael P. Kistler
Department: Sociology

PDF

An Empirical Study of Media Effects: A Comparison of Real-Life and Fictional Video Violence in Cyberspace, Matthew S. Kohler
Department: Communications Media

PDF

The Impact of Teacher Expectations on Student Achievement, Lisa M. Kohut
Department: Educational and School Psychology

PDF

Factors that Promote Persistence and Motivation Among Successful, High Poverty, Urban High School Students, Lori A. Kuhns
Department: Professional Studies in Education

PDF

Ernest Hemingway's Concealment and Discovery of the Male Self: The Influence of His Romantic Relationship with Agnes von Kurowsky on His Early Fiction, Dennis B. Ledden
Department: English

PDF

Dys/Figuring Lady Justice: Provocations of Justice in the Works of Three, Melissa J. Lingle-Martin
Department: English

PDF

An Investigation into the Training of Instructors of Online Graduate Education Courses at Institutions of Higher Education, Lisa Michele LoBasso
Department: Professional Studies in Education