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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The Impact of Evidence-Based Practices on the Oral Reading Fluency of Low-Socioeconomic-Status Elementary Students, Thomas B. McCracken
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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“The War Was Easy… It Was the War of Words … That Was Tough”: Countering Combat Trauma and Restoring Individual Identity through Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Fiction, Judith Lynn Britt McNeely
Department: English

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Intersections of Aesthetics, Ethics, and Politics: Coetzee, Beckett, and Kafka, Eric Paul Meljac
Department: English

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The Impact of Leadership Styles in Athletic Training Education Programs on Athletic Training Students' Competence, Michael Paul Meyer
Department: Sociology

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The Lived Experience of At-Risk Nursing Students Enrolled in a Required Course to Improve NCLEX-RN® Success, Shelly Lynn Moore
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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English Faculty Community Building: Writing Portfolio Assessment Groups as Teaching Circles, Dauvan D. Mulally
Department: English

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Reconstructing Myself: The Story of a Second Language Teacher of Writing, Deepak K. Pant
Department: English

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A Study of the Relationship between Korean Non-Native English Speaking Teachers' Prior Teaching Experience and Their L2 Pragmatic Competence, Seung Ku Park
Department: English

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Discursive Formations of UNESCO'S Policies on Literacy, Massaer Paye
Department: English

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Where Does Writing End?, Julie Anne Peluso Quinn
Department: English

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Positive and Negative Body Image and Disordered Eating as a Function of Objectification and Lesbian and Feminist Identities, Joanne A. Petursson
Department: Psychology

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The Influence of Supervision on School Psychologists' Sense of Self-Efficacy, Lisa Weed Phifer
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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School-Wide Positive Behavior Support: Can It Help Address The Problem Of Disproportionate Minority Representation In The Emotional Disturbance Disability Category?, Jodi Abraham Porter
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Management Practices of Student-Run Broadcast Radio Stations: A National Review of Contemporary College Radio, Ronald K. Raymond
Department: Communications Media

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Mutuality as a Means of Overcoming Student Resistance, John Leonard Reilly
Department: English

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Academic Administrator Influence on Institutional Commitment to Open Access of Scholarly Research, Thomas L. Reinsfelder
Department: Sociology

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‘Knowledge Growth’: A Multiple Case Study of English Literature Graduates’ Learning Experiences for Teaching Composition, Kathleen A. Richards
Department: English

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Pastors' Experiences of Role Expectations, W. Alan Robinson
Department: Sociology

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A Qualitative Study of the Post-Lesson Reflective Practices of Pre-service Health Education Teachers at Four Institutions of Higher Education, Jennifer E. Rodgers
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Clinical Utility of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Practitioner's Perspective, Tina M. Rose
Department: Psychology

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An Analysis of the Factors Affecting the Target Choices of Residential Burglars, Jeffrey J. Roth
Department: Criminology

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Academic Help-Seeking Behavior of Act 101 Students: Who Seeks Help? Who is Reluctant?, Nancy Anne Rottler
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Descriptive Study of Pedagogical Characteristics of Online Versus Face-to- Face Teaching Methods in a Secondary Blended Learning Environment, Kerri Ann Ruck
Department:

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Reasons to Leave, Reasons to Believe: Students' Stories of Withdrawing from First Year Composition, LeeAnn (Mysti) Rudd
Department: English

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Accuracy and Confidence in Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations: A Comparison of Clinical and Legal Decision Making, Sarah E. Ryan
Department: Psychology

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Bridging the Gap Between Interior Design Education and Entry-Level Job Expectations, Karen M. Scarton
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Identity, Subjectivity, and Agency in L1-L2 Literacy Processes Among Young Spanish-English Learners in a K-12 Bilingual School in Bogotá, Colombia, Hector Manuel Serna Dimas
Department: English

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Orientalism, Occidentalism, and the Language of Conciliation: Political Discourses in the 9/11 Novel, Bahramand Shah
Department: English

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Exploring Preservice Early Childhood Educators' Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Preparedness to Teach Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Inclusive Classrooms, Tricia H. Shelton
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Study Using a 360 Degree Feedback for Principals Along With Professional Development Seminars, Stephen D. Shutters
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Listening to Students & Answering the Call: One Woman's Writing, Responding, and Reflecting, April Zosia Sikorski-Julier
Department: English

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Emotional Literacy and the Challenge of ESL Academic Literacy, Joseph Slick
Department: English

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Secondary Preservice Teachers' Perception of Preparedness to Integrate Technology, Leanne Spazak
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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National Board Certified Teachers in Pennsylvania: A Study of Motivation and Persistence, Ronald Jay Starnes
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effect of Brand Identification on Alumni Supportive Behaviors, Amber L. Stephenson
Department: Sociology

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Performance-Based Music Ensembles' Effect on Academic Achievement: A Correlational Study, Timothy Francis Stevenson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining the Impact of Selected New Media on Spousal Relationships in the Military, Margaret C. Stewart
Department: Communications Media

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A Mixed-Methods Study: Motivational Aspects of a Summer Reading Program for Young Adolescents with Low Reading Achievement, Brianna R. Strahler
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Gatekeeping and Creativity in Higher Education: A Mixed-Methods Study of Professors' and Students' Perceptions of Practices in Freshmen-Level College Courses, Laura J. Strong
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Drifters and the Disadvantaged: An Ethnographic Study of a Small-Town Hotel and its Residents, Brandon T. Stroup
Department: Criminology

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Digital Citizenship Instruction in Pennsylvania Public Schools: School Leaders Expressed Beliefs and Current Practices, Chris A. Suppo
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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College Student Parents: Stress, Role Conflict, and Coping, Amy Louise-Vannurden Swingle
Department: Psychology

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Battery Construction, Age Bias, and the Detection of Neurological Impairment: A Survey of North American Clinical Neuropsychologists, Kristina Lynne Talbert
Department: Psychology

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Brief Mindfulness Training: Can a Single Session of Mindfulness Influence Altruism, Trust and Cooperation Among College Students?, Kimberly C. Tappen
Department: Psychology

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Race, Identity, and Composition: The Experiences of Six African Americans in the Professoriate, Kimberly Thomas
Department: English

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Teacher Perceptions of the Importance of Fitness Testing and the Relationship of Fitness Testing to Lifetime Fitness Goals for High School Students, Jennifer Thorp
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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"Doing School" Right: How University Students from Diverse Backgrounds Construct their Academic Literacies and Academic Identities, Whitney Ann Tudor Sarver
Department: English

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The Impact of Preservice Trauma on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptomatology in U.S. Marine Corps Reservists, Noelle C. Turner
Department: Psychology

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The Effects of Providing Additional Reading Opportunities for Struggling Readers at Their Independent Reading Levels Within Content Areas, Teresa Vasinko
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Predictive Validity of a Multiple-Choice Test for Placement in a Community College, Mary F. Verbout
Department: English

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Public School Teachers' Knowledge, Perception, and Implementation of Brain- Based Learning Practices, David A. Wachob
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Promoting Adult Student Success at Four-Year Higher Education Institutions, Heidi A. C. Watson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Moving Toward Critical Counter-Spaces: Volitional Movements in American Women's Writing, 1839-1900, Michelle Gaffner Wood
Department: English

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Walkthrough Observations and their Influence on the Development of Professional Learning Communities: A Multiple-Case Study, Ronald J. Yasher
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Achieving Coherence in Persuasive Discourse: A Study of Chinese ESL Undergraduates in the United States, Weier Ye
Department: English

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A Quantitative Study Identifying Adaptive Capacity and Its Impact on Response and Recovery in Communities Affected by Major Disaster, Rebecca S. Zukowski
Department: Sociology

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Female Oppression and Aspiration in Selected Nineteenth-Century Novels by Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Brontë, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Abdullah Fawaz Hamed Al-Badarneh
Department: English

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Geopolitical Fractures: Ideological Critique of Global Neoliberal Capitalism in World Bank Literature, Abdullah Mohammad Lafi Al-Dagamseh
Department: English

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“Religion but a Childish Toy”: ‘Atheism’ and Cynicism in the Life and Drama of Christopher Marlowe, Nouh Ibrahim Saleh Alguzo
Department: English

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Challenging State, Religious, and Gender Violence in Seven Contemporary Arab American Writers, Mohammad Salem Ali Almostafa
Department: English

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Merging the Forces of Asynchronous Tutoring and Synchronous Conferencing: A Qualitative Study of Arab ESL Academic Writers Using E-tutoring, Omar Mohamed Alqadoumi
Department: English

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A Toxic Discourse: Contaminated Hometown Communities in Selected U. S. Ecocatastrophe Prose 1970-2005, Andrew S. Andermatt
Department: English

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A Rhetorical Critique of Teacher Supervision and the Potential for Pedagogy to Serve the Purposes of Liberation in Syria, Ibrahim Ashour
Department: English

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Learning to Listen: An Examination of Trauma in 20th Century Multicultural American Poetry, Jamie D. Barker
Department: English

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Examining Real Estate Agents as a Source of Neighborhood Context: A Test of Collective Efficacy Theory, Joshua Robert Battin
Department: Criminology

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Second Language Literacy Needs Analysis of Saudi Translation Students at the College of Languages and Translation, King Saud University, Sami Abdulaziz Ben Salamh
Department: English

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Pre-Service Teachers as Tutors: Influencing Reading Achievement Among 1st and 2nd Grade Students in a Low Income School, Michelle Durkin Blackburn
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effects of Gender Specific Instructional Strategies: Examining the Reading Achievement of Boys in Single-Sex Schools, Virginia Bonomo
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Urban Growth Boundaries: Urban Crime Reduction or Urban Myth?, James Henry Bowers
Department: Criminology

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Latino Attitudes Toward Violence: The Effect of Americanization, Michele P. Bratina
Department: Criminology

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Personal and Social Identity Development: Experiences of Social Mobility, Brenda K. Bretz
Department: Sociology

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An Empirical Comparison of Logistic Regression to Decision Tree Induction in the Prediction of Intimate Partner Violence Reassault, Steven L. Brewer Jr.
Department: Criminology

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Risk to Researchers: An Exploration of Issues Experienced by Social Scientists Conducting Research on Social Deviance and Criminal Behavior, Patricia L. Brougham
Department: Criminology

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Violation of Expectation: Enemy to Musical Memory?, Jessica E.K. Buckland
Department: Psychology

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New Building Level Leaders' Perceptions: Experiences in the Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership's Induction and Mentoring Program, Raymond Daniel Burk
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effects of Learning in an Online Virtual Environment on K-12 Students, Christopher D. Carnahan
Department: Communications Media

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A Thomas Pynchon Guide to Contemporary Resistance, Sean Carswell
Department: English

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A Qualitative Study of Reintegration Focusing on the Perceptions of Female Ex-Offenders Returning to Society, Lisa Marie Carter
Department: Criminology

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Emotionality and Composition in Thai and in English, Pisarn Bee Chamcharatsri
Department: English

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To Register or Not to Register? The Effectiveness of Megan's Law in Pennsylvania, Shelly L. Clevenger
Department: Criminology

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Engaging Joycean and Post-Joycean Experimental Novels: Methods of Approaching "Writerly" Texts, William E. Clough
Department: English

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Special Education "Preparation Gap:" Perceptions of the Western Region Special Education Advisers Concerning Pennsylvania's Special Education Competencies for School Leaders, Matthew Richard Conner
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Influences that Affect First-Generation College Students' College Choice: A Qualitative Inquiry of Student Perceptions, Tiffany J. Cresswell-Yeager
Department: Sociology

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An Examination of Teacher Leadership Perceptions of Teachers and Building Administrators Using a Comparative Case Study Approach, Matthew E. Curci
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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From Utopian Dreams to Twentieth-Century Dystopian Nightmares: Modern Fears of the World State and "Big Brother" in Huxley, Orwell, and Burgess, Brett Anthony Devido
Department: English

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A Phenomenological Study of Perceptions of Identity and Leadership Among African-American Female Administrators within Public Higher Education, June Pickett Dowdy
Department: Sociology

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The Impact of Hybrid Instructional Models on Game Performance Outcomes of Middle School Physical Education Students, Kimberly Ann Everhart
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Shakespeare's Gardens and Nature Settings: Landscapes of the Reformation's Spiritual Individualism, Debra Lee Francis
Department: English

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Exploring the Relationship between College Student Leadership Experiences and the Practice of Effective Leadership Behaviors, Jodie A. Frey
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Personality and Crime: An Examination of the Influence of the Five Factor Model on Offending and Co-Offending, Kenethia L. McIntosh Fuller
Department: Criminology

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Dystopia and Loci of Power: Language, Landscape, and Survival, Mary G. Gainer
Department: English

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Letters, Lectures, Memos, and Minutes: An Archival Study of George Pierce Baker's Role in the History of Theater and Performance Studies, Roseanne Gatto
Department: English

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Superintendent Succession: The Impact of Applying Succession Management Strategies, Developing District Leaders and Promoting from Within an Organization on the Self-Perceived Degree of Preparation and Job Effectiveness of First-time Pennsylvania Superintendents, Robert J. Gildea
Department: Education

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Distinguishing Online and Face-to-Face Learning: Acquisition, Learning, and Online Pedagogy, Abigail A. Grant
Department: English

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CRM Implementation in Nonprofits: An Analysis of the Success Factors, Kelly E. Grattan
Department: Sociology

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Modern Sexism and Preference for a Coach Among Select National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Female Athletes: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis, Nancy Jo Greenawalt
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Historical Case Study of Teacher and Principal Perceptions of Teacher Collaboration Related to the Transformation of a Traditional 6-8 Junior High School to a Team-Based Middle School, Ronald John Grevara
Department: Education

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Exploring the Early Field Experience to Examine the Impact on Pre-Service Teacher Development, Anthony P. Grieco
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Inter-Colonialism: Onscreen Representations of Italian-Americans, Courtney Judith Ruffner Grieneisen
Department: English

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Reflection-on-Juncture within Composition: The Promise of Transfer, John Henry Guelcher Jr.
Department: English