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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Exploring Mentoring Relationships and Student Empowerment: A Phenomenological Study of Four Women's Experiences, Jessica Lindsey Haggerty
Department: English

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A Mixed-Methods Study: Raising Student Achievement Through the Lens of Hope and Collective Efficacy, Jesse A. Haight
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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In Search of the Self, In Search of the Land: Toward a Contemporary American Poetics of Place, William Scott Hanna
Department: English

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Doing a School Literacy Information Project in a South African Context, Diane J. Harley
Department: English

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Body Image in Female Collegiate Volleyball Players: Are athletics detrimental or beneficial?, Megan M. Hoag
Department: Psychology

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Rust Belt Gothic Fiction, Matthew Martin Holman
Department: English

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The Muses on the Mountains: Mentoring Relationships Among Creative Writers, Brent Shawn House
Department: English

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An Investigation into the Relationship between Locus of Control, Sensation-Seeking, and Substance Use, Amber Rae Hudspith
Department: Psychology

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A Survey of Vocational Administrators and Teachers in Career and Technical Education Centers Regarding Their Perception of Vocational Program Improvements, Richard Lynn Hummel Jr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Multimethod Analysis of Sentencing Decisions in a Pennsylvania County, Brian Iannacchione
Department: Criminology

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Shouting for God: Resistance and Liberation in Early African American Evangelical Autobiography, Lars Olaf Johnson
Department: English

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A Study of the Politics of Color in Lillian Hellman's Drama and Memoir Against Colorism -- Blackness, Redness, and Whiteness, Seung-hye Joo
Department: English

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‘As a Gay Man, I’: How One Literacy Worker’s Coming Out Changed a Campus Community, Clifton R. Justice
Department: English

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The Simplicity and Complexity of Public Attitudes Toward Sex Crimes, Laura L. King
Department: Criminology

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"Speaking Truth to Power": A History of the California State University English Council, Kathleen J. Klompien
Department: English

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The Effects of Distance Education and Student Involvement on Incidental Learning, George D. Konetes
Department: Communications Media

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A Case Study of Commercial Bank Solvency During a Global Financial Crisis, Dan Kozyro
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Existence of Dualistic Absurdism: Presented by Albert Camus and Generatively Absented by Edward Albee, Hillary Ione LaMont
Department: English

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Txt Now, Pay L8R: An Exploratory Study of Teenage Participation in Sexting, Renee D. Lamphere
Department: Criminology

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Critical, Third-Space Phenomenology as a Framework for Validating College Composition Placement, Josh Lederman
Department: English

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A Case Study of a Taiwanese Teachers' Group Exploring Narrative Pedagogy, Ruo-Wan Lei
Department: English

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The Unsung and Transformative Power of African-American Urban Adolescent Literature: Using an Adolescent Identity Taxonomy to Understand and Teach Inner-City Students, Krista Shauntae Lewis
Department: English

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Teachers' Perceptions on the Impact of Blogs and Wikis Regarding the Acquisition of 21st Century Skills in the Classrooms for the Future Classroom: A Study of Two Pennsylvania High Schools, Robin Lee Lutcher
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Qualitative Content Analysis of John F. Kennedy's Public Papers Between 1960 and 1963, John Gerard Makara
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Qualitative Study of Blue Ribbon Elementary School Principals: Perspectives on Promoting Student Achievement, Jacie Maslyk
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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From Gothic to Gothicism: A Theory of Reading Gothic Rhetoric, Patrick Thomas McAleer
Department: English

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The Ways of White Women: Literary and Pedagogical Responses to Blackness, Susan E. McGrade
Department: English

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“Decolonizing Feminism”: Women’s Power in Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Wuthering Heights, Majid S. Mgamis
Department: English

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Organizational and Personal Characteristics that Influence Role Conflict and Role Ambiguity in the Safety Professional, Wanda DeMott Minnick
Department: Sociology

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Clinical Instructors' Perceptions of the Importance of Affective Behaviors in Undergraduate Athletic Training Clinical Education, Rebecca L. Mokris
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Gender and Leadership: Educational Leadership through Feminine Eyes: Have the Barriers in Acquiring Educational Administrative Positions for Women Changed in the Last Fifteen Years?, M. Holly Morrison
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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"Women and Competition in Selected Fiction by Louisa May Alcott: 'Discontented, Proud, and Ambitious'", Elizabeth Joanne Mutzabaugh
Department: English

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Women and the Non-Traditional Educational Environment at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology: A Case Study, Erin Kate Nelsen
Department: Sociology

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Understanding Students' Use of Sources in Research Writing Through an Epistemological Lens, Corinne E. Nicolas
Department: English

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Smiling at Risk: A Theoretical Test of the Formula for Happiness, Jeremy Olson
Department: Criminology

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The Effects of Physical Touch and Thermal Warmth on Interpersonal Trust, Rebecca Anne Parker
Department: Psychology

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Implementation of "Turning Points 2000" Recommendations: A Survey of Mid-Western Pennsylvania Middle Level Teachers' Beliefs and Practice, Michael J. Pendred
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Well-hidden Secret: Harper Lee's Contributions to Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, Tina Madison Peschock
Department: English

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The Effects of Year-Round School on Students with Learning Disabilities: A Case Study, John Pfeiffer Jr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Aging Workforce: An Analysis of Workplace Injuries of Nursing Assistants Employed in a Long-Term Care Setting, Darlene Farren Piazza
Department: Sociology

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Age Group Differences in Older Adults' Attitudes Toward Psychotherapy and Willingness to Seek Help, Jillian Zeitvogel Pino
Department: Psychology

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Teacher Perspectives of the Role Distributed Leadership May Play in Their District's Sustained Training Initiatives in Early Reading, Mathematics, and Student Instructional Interventions, Carmine Pontillo
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Social History of Second Language Writing: First Generation L2 Composition Scholars in the Process Era, Karen Ann Power
Department: English

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The Relationship Between Perception of Academic Support Services and Persistence and Integration of Undeclared Students, Virginia Reiner
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Wilma Dykeman: Wellspring of Ecofeminism in the Appalachian South, Viki Dasher Rouse
Department: English

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Personality Correlates of Low Scores on the MMPI-2, Terra Noelle Sanderson
Department: Psychology

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Excavating the Archaic: Ethnopoetics and Strategic Primitivism, Jay W. Sarver
Department: English

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Peer Writing Tutors in Community: Relational and Reflective Collaborations in the Writing Center, Marcelene Maria Senese
Department: English

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An Analysis of Third Through Fifth Grade Teachers' Research-Based Instruction and Assessment Practices Implemented in Rural School Settings in Western Pennsylvania, Debra J. Shirley
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Social Learning and Digital Piracy: Do Online Peers Matter?, Joshua L. Smallridge
Department: Criminology

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The Nurse Faculty Shortage: The Untold Story, Lana Smith
Department: Sociology

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The Relationship Between Familism and Help-seeking with Hispanic Nursing Students, Cristina Perez Stearns
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Jamaica Kincaid: A Multi-Dimensional Resistance to Colonialism, Leon E. Stennis
Department: English

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Questioned Consciousness in the Memoirs of Jean-Dominique Bauby, Julia Tavalaro, and Philippe Vigand: Unlocking and Teaching the Locked-In Writings of the Written Off, Henry C. Stewart
Department: English

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The Self-Fashioning of the Nineteenth-Century Woman in American Woman's Literature, Mary Dillow Stewart
Department: English

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Digital Literacy Practice: Blogs and Authorship in Developing Multilingual TESOL Professionals in a Graduate Program in the United States, Ngarmnij Sukasem
Department: English

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Rape Myth Acceptance: An Exploration of Influential Factors Among College Students, Katie Herman Swope
Department: Criminology

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Ghosts, Madness, and Dementia: The Failure of the Global Capitalist Enterprise in Joseph Conrad's Geopolitical Peripheries, Haitham Mahmoud Abdullah Talafha
Department: English

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The Use of Media in the Acquisition of English as a Second Language, Sarah Elizabeth Tourtellotte
Department: Communications Media

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The Children of Reagan: Troubling Pleasures for the Era of Privatization, Matthew Francis Ussia
Department: English

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Chief School Business Officials: A Qualitative Investigation of Employment Longevity and the Career Plateau, Alan T. Vandrew
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Humor and Work: Toward a More Contextual Understanding of Humor in the Workplace, William B. Vogler
Department: Sociology

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English Composition I: An Effective Predictor of Persistence and Retention at a Community College, David A. Volpe
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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"The Angel Said Unto Me 'Write!'": Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and Ecofeminist Homiletics, David Paul von Schlichten
Department: English

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Twenty First Century Cyberbullying Defined: An Analysis of Intent, Repetition, and Emotional Response, Carol Marie Walker
Department: Communications Media

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Saturday's Child, Sunday's Christ: Masculinity, Religion and Community in Select Twentieth Century African-American Poems, Plays, and Novels, Marsha I. Walker
Department: English

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Behind the Curtain: A Critical View of Theory and Practice of Tutoring International English Language Learners at University Writing Centers, Lan Wang
Department: English

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Principals' Attitudes Toward Inclusion: Including Students with Autism in Elementary Classrooms, Lynda G. Weller
Department: Education and Educational Technology

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Dropped into the Deep End: A Study of Personal Journals in First-Year Composition, Jason Michael Wester
Department: English

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The Development of Racial Identity Versus a Life Without Permanence: A Comparative Analysis Regarding the Willingness of African American Youth to be Placed Transracially in White Adoptive Homes, Jacqueline D. Wilson
Department: Sociology

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Detoxifying Narratives: Feminism, Ecology, and Patriarchal Capitalist Development in the Works of Contemporary American Women Writers, Natalie Yaquenian
Department: English

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A Qualitative Study of Mature Taiwanese Writers' Development of Voice and Positioning in English, Shu-Fen Yeh
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Pragmatic Use of Discourse Markers in the Unplanned Speech of University English Language Learners, Rachel Adams Goertel
Department: English

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The Archaeological and Postcolonial Transformation of the Discourse of Orientalism from Renaissance to Restoration Drama, Hussein A Kaream Hussein Alhawamdeh
Department: English

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Learning Styles of EFL Saudi College-level Students in On-line and Traditional Educational Environments, Mubarak Alkhatnai
Department: English

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Challenges of Cross-Cultural Translation of American Literary Works into Arabic: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin as a Case Study, Abeer Abdulaziz Al-Sarrani
Department: English

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"Tis Paltry to be Caesar": Postcolonial Intimations in Shakespeare's Selected Plays, Bassam Mohammad Eid Al-shraah
Department: English

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Attaining a STARS 3 Rating in Keystone STARS Programs: Child Care Preschool Teachers' Perceptions of Quality, Michelle L. Amodei
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effects of Diabetes, Hypertension, and Hypercholesterolemia on the Severity of Traumatic Brain Injury, Rachel R. Andaloro
Department: Psychology

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The Exploration of Non-native English Speaking (NNES) Professionals' Identity Constructions and Negotiations as Pedagogical Border Crossers between the U.S. and Korea, Jyun Bang
Department: English

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Examining Formative Evaluation of an English for Specific Purposes Program, Osman Barnawi
Department: English

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Psychotic-like Experiences and Age at First Use of Cannabis in a Non-clinical Sample, Erica R. Barnes
Department: Psychology

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Perceived Quality of Interpersonal Relations of Students in an Alternative Center, M. Alicia Bennett
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Close Encounters of a Different Kind: A Study of Science Fiction Fan Culture and Its Interactions with Multiple Literacies, Gail A. Bondi
Department: English

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An Overview of Language Preservation at Ohi:yoʹ, the Seneca Allegany Territory, Melissa E. Borgia
Department: English

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Assessment and Intervention Practices for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A National Survey of School Psychologists, Timothy J. Borick
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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A Qualitative Study of Metacognitive Reflection: The Beliefs, Attitudes and Reflective Practices of Developing Professional Educators, Liliya S. Bormotova
Department: English

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An Analysis of Criminal Situations: Decision Making and Other Contextual Factors of Robbery and Assault, Kendra N. Bowen
Department: Criminology

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An Examination of the Effectiveness of an Eight-Month Health and Fitness Based Preschool Curriculum, Hannah J. Brewer
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Constructing Identity/Answering The Call: A Qualitative Analysis Of The Narrative And Rhetorical Strategies Of Six Clergy Women, Kathryn A. Broyles
Department: English

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The Construction of Writer Identity in the Academic Writing of Korean ESL Students: A Qualitative Study of Six Korean Students in the U.S., Soyoung Baek Burke
Department: English

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Getting to the PDS Core, Cultivating the Fruit of a School University Partnership: Collaboration, Professionalism, and Instructional Practice, John Taylor Burrus
Department: Education

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Being and Writing with Others: On the Possibilities of an Ethnographic Composition Pedagogy, Elizabeth A. Campbell
Department: English

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Composition, Retention, Race, Remediation and the First Year: A Descriptive Study of the "At-Risk" Student Experience, Leah M. Chambers
Department: English

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A Historical Analysis of the Chinese and English Tests of the Joint College Entrance Examinations in Taiwan from 1954 to 2008, Shu-Fen Cheng
Department: English

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Postcolonial Moments in Language Politics: Case Studies on Multilingual Performances, Wan-li Chen
Department: English

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Executive Functions of Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Maria Colón-Torres
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Effect of Active Versus Passive Hypnotic Inductions On Improving Reaction Time In NCAA Baseball Players, Molly Haas Cowan
Department: Psychology

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The Effect of High-Fidelity Home Health Simulations on Nursing Students' Clinical Performance, Michele Leigh Crytzer
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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"To Tell Afterward": The Stories of Five Scholars in Composition-Rhetoric, Kelli Lynn Custer
Department: English