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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Literary Orientalism: East-West Literary and Intellectual Interactions in Selected Texts From Late-Eighteenth and Early-to-Mid-Nineteenth-Century English Literature, Issam Aldowkat
Department: English

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Multilingual Codeswitching Between Arabic and English: Structural Patterns, Conversation Strategies, Identity Exhibitions, and Educational Applications, Alaa Alhamdan
Department: English

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The Impact of Social Media Use Upon the Cross-Cultural Competency Among Employees Within Multinational Companies, Majed Alharthi
Department: Communications Media

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Adult Basic Education Teachers' Perceptions of Their Preparation to Implement the Curriculum Standards in the Kaduna State, Nigeria, Yusuf S. Aliyu
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Responding to Terror in America: Global Literature, Film and the Media Narrative After the 9/11 Attacks, Ziyad Alkhalifah
Department: English

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Saudi Arabian Students' Attitudes Toward E-Learning in Select Pennsylvania Universities, Naif M. Alsayyali
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Documenting Gender Equity in Renaissance Anthologies: A Study of the Contemporary Anthologization of Early Modern Women Authors, Mais Al-Shara'h
Department: English

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Correlating Spirituality and Integration Theory Among NCAA Division I Athletes in the Northeast, Bobby L. Anderson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Alcohol in Academia: Assessing Underage Binge Drinking Personalities and Policies, Shavonne Arthurs
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Mindfulness Practices: Investigating Impacts on Prekindergarten Teacher Perceptions of Classroom Climate Teacher Self-Efficacy and Student Interactions, Marnie A. Aylesworth
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Relationship Between Athletic Identity and Concussion Symptom Reporting Intention in Collegiate Athletes, Daniel Baer
Department: Sociology

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Co-Teaching vs. Resource Room: Which Yields Better Growth on Oral Reading Fluency Measures?, Paula Berry
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Instructor-Student Conferencing as Pedagogy: Measuring ISC Pedagogy's Impact on Student Writing and Self-Efficacy, Debra Brown
Department: English

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Humanities in Physical Therapy Education: A Case Study of Successful Curricular Integration, Jessica L. Cammarata
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Eye Toward Change: Examining Requests in Teacher-Student Writing Conferences, Angie M. Carter
Department: English

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Media Exposure, Confidence in the Police, and Police Legitimacy, Jaeyong Choi
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Exploring Academic and Disciplinary Literacy Socialization and Enactment of Seven International Undergraduate Business Students, Abdullah Darwish
Department: English

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Best Practices in Grantsmanship: A Case Study of a High-Performing Predominantly Undergraduate Institution, Tracy Eisenhower
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study of the Perceived Impact of the Organizational Change of One Leadership Team on a School District, Justine Federico
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Implicit Racial Attitude, Hostile Attribution Bias, and the Desire to Enter Law Enforcement: Exploring Possible Relationships, Brian Ferraccio
Department: Psychology

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Pennsylvania Community College Students Interested in Earning Baccalaureate Degrees: A Qualitative Analysis of Their Decision-Making Experiences, Annete Fetterolf
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Investigating Perceptions of Capabilities and Appearance as Predictors of Satisfaction With Bariatric Surgery, Jaclyn Fishalow
Department: Psychology

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Medical Marijuana: How Communication Channels Relate to Individual's Perceptions, Kimberly Flanders
Department: Communications Media

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Defining Post-Katrina Literature: Hurricane Katrina and Experiences of Disaster, Race, and Environment, Brandon Galm
Department: English

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Traumatized Masculinity: Men and Boys in the Works of Tobias Wolff, Kevin Gleason
Department: English

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Pay-for-Performance Attitudes and Their Effect on Burnout and Job Satisfaction in Pennsylvania Nurses, Annette Godissart
Department: Sociology

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Mindfulness Training for Mental Health Professionals and Its Implications for Compassion Towards Clients, Peter Hauge
Department: Psychology

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Does Navy Seal Training Have an Impact on Civilian Life?, Jason M. Hicks
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study Examining How Stakeholders Experience and Perceive Changes in Organizational Structure and Culture Throughout the Paradigm Switch From Traditional to Hybrid Secondary Education, Gabrielle R. Hoffman
Department: Sociology

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The Effects of School Socio-Economic Status on Oral Reading Fluency Scores of Students Identified and Not Identified With a Specific Learning Disability, Sandra Hoffman
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Do College Presidents Need to be Academics?: Exploring the Relationship Between the Perceived Effectiveness of Institutional Presidents and Their Career Path, Shawn M. Hoke
Department: Sociology

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Police Response to Mental Health Calls for Service, Kayla G. Jachimowski
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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The Relationship Between a Dominant Culture and a Microculture and Its Impact on the Organization and the Members: A College and Its NCAA DIII Football Team, Donald Kaminski
Department: Sociology

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A Qualitative Study of Pennsylvania Public Education Professionals' Perceptions of Effective Anti-Bullying Interventions for Students With Special Education Services, Eric Knorr
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Inside Out©: Improving Children's Emotion Competence Through Film, Ingrid J. Krecko
Department: Psychology

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Revisiting Attitudes Toward the Police: The Impact of Law Enforcement Simulations and Education on College Students, Selye Lee
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Personality and Perceived Stress in Rural Police Officers, Daniel Lloyd
Department: Psychology

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Poetry, Points, and Performance: Expanding the Scope of Slam Poetry Analysis, Cara Losier Chanoine
Department: English

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Cyber-Bullying Among College Students: A Test of Social Learning Theory, Kweilin Lucas
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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The Posthuman Turn in Composition: Critical Regionalists Inquiry and Its Pedagogical Implications, Brent Lucia
Department: English

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A Pragmatic Analysis of Public Discourse on American Women in Combat, Thomas Lyon
Department: English

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A Study of Teachers' and Principals' Beliefs About Leadership Behaviors in Relation to School Performance, Brigette Matson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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How Do The Perceptions of Wages, Benefits, and Working Conditions Differ Among Unionized Mechanical Construction Workers in Right-to-Work and Non-Right-to-Work States?, Todd McKeever
Department: Sociology

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Participation in Cervical Cancer Screening by Low-Income Women During Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania: A Policy Analysis, Tonya Y. Miller
Department: Sociology

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Health Policy Engagement Among Nurse Educators: A Descriptive, Cross-Sectional Study Into Political Astuteness and Political Self-Efficacy and the Impact of Personal and Professional Factors, Rebecca Modene
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Exploring How Chemistry and English Majors Understand and Construct Disciplinary Identities in Relation to Life, Departmental, and Writing Experiences: Implications for WAC and Retention, Justin Nicholes
Department: English

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Human Performance Improvement: Towards a Framework for Linking Workplace Spirituality, Mindfulness, Workers' Engagement, and Safety Outcomes, Kasarachi Nnadede
Department: Safety Sciences

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School Climate and Teacher Commitment in Title I Qualifying School Districts in Pennsylvania, Kevin O'Donnell Jr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Cultural Immersion Program: Exploring How the Learning Process Shapes and Influences the Students' Transformational Outcomes in Global Service Learning and Study Abroad Programs, Oghenebruphiyo Gloria Onosu
Department: Sociology

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The Recurring Progress of English Political Thought in Shakespeare’s Histories, Reza Parchizadeh
Department: English

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Successful Programs and Strategies for Secondary Students Who Are Gifted and in Mathematics Classes: A Qualitative Study, Michael D. Poli
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Impact of Teacher and Student Mindsets on Responding to Student Writing in First-Year Composition, Roger Powell
Department: English

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Evaluation of the ECST-R ATP Scales: Detecting Coached Diagnostic-Specific Feigning and Coached Feigning of Incompetency to Stand Trial, With Comparison to the M-FAST, Alynda Randolph
Department: Psychology

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Wiki-Supported Collaborative Writing: Saudi Female Graduate Students' Writing Practices, Discourse Strategies, and Participant Perceptions, Ahdab Saaty
Department: English

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Year-Round Education and Student Learning: A Case Study of Stakeholders' Perceptions, Francis Sciullo
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Phenomenological Study of Informal Counseling Practices on the Persistence of African-American College Students at Two Predominantly-White Institutions, Cornelia Sewell-Allen
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Teacher Implementation of the Daily 5 Reading Framework, Katharine Sherman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Former Students’ and Their Learning Coaches’ Perceptions of Their Cyber-Charter School Experiences: A Case Study, James J. Shoemake
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Novice Academic Authorship in the Multilingual Digital Age, Emily J. Simnitt
Department: English

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A Case Study of a High-Performing Suburban School District’s Implementation of a Kindergarten Through Grade 12 Visual Arts Program, Brendan Smith
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Sorry I Can’t Talk Right Now, or Can I?: A Qualitative Exploration of Professional Mobile Device Usage Within Domestic Spheres, Sharon Storch
Department: Communications Media

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Curriculum Ideology, Pedagogy, and Interprofessional Collaboration: A Survey of Dietetics Educator's Views and Practices, Cassondra L. Strawser
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The College Registration Executive Function Task: Ecological Validity and Relationship to Alcohol Use in University Students, Matthew A. Taylor
Department: Psychology

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Staff Members' Perceptions of the Impact of Performance Measurement Requirements on Program Delivery and Organizational Effectiveness in Nonprofit Human Service Agencies, Stacey Tice
Department: Sociology

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Fear of Compassion: Links to Interpersonal and Intrapsychic Behavior, Personality Variables, and Mental Health Outcomes, Kenneth Volk
Department: Psychology

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Factors Influencing Information Literacy Self-Efficacy of Prelicensure Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Meagan White
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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A Photometric and Psychonomic Analysis of Exit Signs and Current Way-Finding Technology, Joseph Whitlock
Department: Safety Sciences

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Leadership Journeys of Women in the Banking Industry: A Qualitative Study Exploring Women's Perceived Barriers and Opportunities to Advancement in Bank Leadership in Pennsylvania, Christina Yoder
Department: Sociology

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Apocalyptic Vision and Philosophical Optimism in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Philosophy, Henry Yukevich
Department: English

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Mindful Writers, Sustainable Writing: Implementing Mindfulness Intervention to Support the Writing Practices of Advanced Academic Writers Engaged in High Stakes Writing, Nadia F. Zamin
Department: English

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Applicant Perceptions of Community College Admissions and Enrollment Terminology, Tara L. Zirkel
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Baccalaureate Nursing Programs Supporting Veterans: A Qualitative Study of the Student Veteran Experience, Heather Zonts
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Exploring and Understanding of Administrators’, Teachers’, and Students’ Expectations and Actual Use of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning in a Saudi Tertiary Context, Bader A. Algubaisi
Department: English

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Comparing the NIOSH Method 5040 to a Diesel Particulate Matter Meter for Elemental Carbon, David M. Ayers
Department: Safety Sciences

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Identification of Health Education Competency in School Nurse Certification Programs: Multiple Case Study, Melinda S. Barrett
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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The Predictive Nature of the Phelps Kindergarten Readiness Scale Perceptual Score and Reading Achievement: A Mixed-Methods Study, Sarah Bond
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Differential Diagnosis of Specific Learning Disability Within a Response to Intervention Framework, Michael J. Boneshefski
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Stress and Recent Electoral Reforms: A Quantitative Study of Poll Workers, Eric F. Bush
Department: Sociology

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Performance on Monitoring Basic Skills Progress - Computation Probes in First, Second and Third Grade: Is It a Predictor of Pennsylvania System of School Assessment Mathematics Achievement in Third Grade?, Adelle C. Campbell
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Preceptorship Experience of Associate Degree Nursing Students, Pamela J. Chapman
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Black Teachers of English in South Korea, Quanisha D. Charles
Department: English

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Toward a Decolonial Queer Ecology: Reparative Reading of Gothic and Speculative Fiction, Gregory L. Chwala
Department: English

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Habitus of Deafhood: Compiling a Corpus-Based Academic ASL Dictionary Using the Sociolinguistic Practices of Deaf Individuals, Gretchen Thom Cobb
Department: English

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Promoting Existential Connection: Development and Evaluation of a Workshop to Reduce Existential Isolation, Abby E. Costello
Department: Psychology

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Examining the Significance of Scaffolding on Student Teachers' Written Reflections: A Qualitative Case Study, Jana DelMarcelle
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Exploration Into Potential Career Effects From Middle and High School Mathematics Experiences: A Mixed Methods Investigation Into STEM Career Choice, Elizabeth M. DeThomas
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study of Delinquency Reduction Programs at the Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg, Francia D. Doñe Henry
Department: Sociology

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Students Talking About Assessment: Insights on Program Learning Outcomes, William J. Donohue
Department: English

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The Voice of the Learner: The Lived Experience of Successful Online Students, Cori Dunagan
Department: Communications Media

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A Phenomenological Study of Middle School Counselors' Perceptions of Effective Bullying Prevention and Intervention, Lisa Duval
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Theorizing Libyan Feminism: Poetic Representation of Twelve Libyan Muslim Women's Experiences, Samah A. Elbelazi
Department: English

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An Adaptive Methodological Inquiry: Exploring a TESOL Teacher Education Program’s Affordances and Constraints in Libya as a Conflict Zone, Elsherif Entisar
Department: English

An Adaptive Methodological Inquiry: Exploring a TESOL Teacher Education Program’s Affordances and Constraints in Libya as a Conflict Zone, Elsherif Entisar
Department: English

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Presidential Debates Through the Posterity Lens: A Content Analysis of Policy Frames in U.S. Presidential Debates From 1960-2012, Beatrice N. Epwene
Department: Communications Media

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An Examination of Organizational Factors, Employer Perceived Barriers and Indirect Costs of Non-Compliance With the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Ralph E. Estep
Department: Safety Sciences

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A Study of Grit and Self-Efficacy in Students in Developmental Placements, Luke E. Faust
Department:

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Revitalizing the Forgotten Heart of a Small City: An Exploratory Case Study of Competing Perceptions, Experiences, and Interests in Downtown Development, Samuel L. Frye
Department: Sociology

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“Of [White] Woman Born": How Whiteness, Motherhood, and the Fraught Mother-Daughter Relationship in 20th Century, U.S. Literature Contrasts Minority Texts, Charity L. Gibson
Department: English

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The Power of Perseverance: A Qualitative Study of Factors That Impact Adult Student Persistence to Graduation, Philomena M. Gill
Department:

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Communicating and Cultivating: Exploring the Phenomenology of the Extracurricular Writing Relationship Through Narrative, Melanie Glennon
Department: English