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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Stranger Than Fiction: A Study of Student Perceptions of Writer's Block And Film in the Composition Classroom, Kimberly Marie Miller
Department: English

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An Analysis of Leadership Beliefs and Practices of 25 TESOL Leaders, Deborah A. Sams
Department: English

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The Literate Lives of Chamorro Women in Modern Guam, Sharleen J. Q. Santos-Bamba
Department: English

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Dumb Animals, Crazy Broads, and Ugly Truths: Rooting for the Avant-Garde, Kimberly A. Socha
Department: English

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Finding Our Places, Defining Our Places: Service Learning and Ecocomposition in the First-Year Composition Classroom, Heidi Ann Stevenson
Department: English

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Challenging Progress: Mob Violence and Punishing Identities in Modernist-Era American Fiction, Benjamin S. West
Department: English

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Online Interaction between Thai EFL Learners and English Speaking Chat Partners: An Exploration of Negotiation for Meaning and Developing Relationships, Kandanai Worajittipol
Department: English

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The Evolving Teacher Identities of 12 South/East Asian Teachers in US Graduate Programs, Nugrahenny Tourisia Zacharias
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Caught between Two Cultures: The Realization of Requests by Jordanian EFL Learners, Husam S. Al-Momani
Department: English

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Feminist Resistance in Contemporary American Women Writers of Color: Unsettling Images of the Veil and the House in Western Culture, Mais Yusuf ALQutami
Department: English

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The Presence, Roles and Functions of the Grotesque in Toni Morrison's Novels, Alyce R. Baker
Department: English

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Stigmatizing the Supernatural: Social and Intellectual Acts of Othering Paranormal Events in British and American Literature of the Long Nineteenth-Century, Christian M. Blum
Department: English

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A Phenomenological Investigation of College Students' Construction and Representation of Plagiarism, Kurt William Bouman
Department: English

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The Black Press and the Shaping of Protest in African American Literature, 1840-1935, Anthony Todd Carlisle
Department: English

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The Function and Use of the Textbook in an Undergraduate Nursing Program, Ryan David Costanzo
Department: English

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Walking Through the Shadows: Ruins, Reflections, and Resistance in the Postcolonial Gothic Novel, Sheri Ann Denison
Department: English

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The Phenomenon of International Adoption with a Focus on Second Language Acquisition: A Case Study of Internationally Adopted Children and Adolescents from Russia, Daniela DiGregorio
Department: English

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A Chaotic Companion: Writers and Writing with Bipolar Disorder, Lauren Teresa DiPaula
Department: English

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Applying Contemporary Western Composition Pedagogical Approaches in University EFL Writing Context: A Case Study of a Writing Workshop at a Chinese University, Jiajia He
Department: English

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"A Long Row To Hoe: Life And Learning For First-Generation College Students In The 21st Century Rural South, Ellen Hudgins Hendrix
Department: English

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Listening to Their Voices: An In-Depth Study of Language Anxiety and Cultural Adjustment among Taiwanese Graduate Students in the United States, Yi-Wen Huang
Department: English

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Seeing, Saying, Knowing, Naming: Oppositional African-American Women's Poetics, Michelle McMichael Keita
Department: English

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Humorous, Satirical Dialogue Created by American Women Writers in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century and in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century, Irene Keller
Department: English

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An Investigation of the Effects of Discourse Types on Taiwanese College Students' Reading Strategy Use, Jiun-Iung Lei
Department: English

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Refiguring Composition Through Theory, Amy Lynch-Biniek
Department: English

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The Depiction of the Working Class in American Films of the Counterculture Era, Robert Alan Marcink
Department: English

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The Role and Representation of Technology in Composition Handbooks, Kelly J. McCaffrey
Department: English

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An Exploration of Culturally-based Assumptions Guiding ELT Practice in Thailand, a Non-colonized Nation, Phongsakorn Methitham
Department: English

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Reproduction, Resistance, and Supranational Language Management: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Role of Soros-Funded English Language Programs in the Building of Open Societies, Amy Jo Minett
Department: English

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Crossing Over to the Multimodal Side: A Study of the Consensus Building Strategies Employed by Miami University in Support of a Multimodal First-year Writing Curriculum, Michele Ninacs
Department: English

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The English Literacy Experiences of Advanced Saudi EFL Professionals in the United States, Ghassan Mohammed Osailan
Department: English

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Literacy Practices and Identity in a Slavic Immigrant Congregation: An Ethnographic Study, Heather Walker Peterson
Department: English

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A Co-construction of Space Trilogy: Examining How ESL Teachers, English Language Learners, and Classroom Designs Interact, Janet L. Pierce
Department: English

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Clothes Reading: Sartorial Consciousness in Postmodern Fiction by Women, Gabrielle Shackleton Raffuse
Department: English

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Exploring the Culture and Cognition of Outsider Literacy Practices in Adult Readers of Graphic Novels, Marie Helena Romanelli
Department: English

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Being Black, Becoming British: Contemporary Female Voices in Black British Literature, Sheila Françoise Theresa Sandapen
Department: English

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Fear and Loathing in the English Department: The Strange and Terrible Saga of Composition and Creative Writing, Marjorie Stewart
Department: English

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Engendered Edens: Postmodern Landscapes in Novels by John Fowles and Julian Barnes, Jill Elizabeth Wagner
Department: English

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A Qualitative Study of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Learning by Rural Taiwanese Students with Christian Native-English-Speaking Teachers, Shu-Chuan Wang
Department: English

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The American Dream in Selected Works by Three Chinese American Women Writers: From Dreams to Nightmares, Yanjun Zhang
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Film in Composition: Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through the Study of Film in First-Year Composition, Beatriz Amaya-Anderson
Department: English

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Trinity of Consciousness: Body, Mind, Soul and Female Identity in the Novels of Gail Godwin, Renae Ruth Applegate House
Department: English

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Thai English as Discourse of Exclusion and Resistance: Perspectives of Thai Professional Writers on the Notion of Thai English, Adcharawan Buripakdi
Department: English

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Discursive Constructions of Korean Identity: University EIL Learners in an Online Community, Frank W. Concilus
Department: English

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Travel to Identity in the Mid-Nineteenth-to-Mid-Twentieth-Century Contact Zone of New Mexico: Knowledge Claim Tests and Platonic Quests, John E. Dean
Department: English

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Mother Utters: Struggle and Subversion in the Works of Gwendolyn Brooks, Kamal Ud Din
Department: English

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Expatriate Spaces, Ex-Soviet Places: Narratives of Americans Abroad in Turn-of-the-Millennium Post-Communist Europe, Burgsbee Lee Hobbs
Department: English

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Historical Case Study of ESL Staff Development for Mainstream Content Area Teachers in a Pennsylvania School District, Holly Sue Hudspath-Niemi
Department: English

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A Qualitative Study of Omani Muslim Women's Perceived Experiences as Writers in English as a Second Language, Zainab Mohamed Jabur
Department: English

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The Emergence of a Pioneer: The Manipulation of Hagar in Nineteenth-century American Women's Novels, Lynne T. Jefferson
Department: English

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A Pedagogy of Love: Exploring Emotions, Spirit and Intellect in the Basic Writing Classroom, Peggy L. Johnson
Department: English

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In Search of One's Pack: A Narrative Study of a Working-Class Woman in the Academy, Elaine M. Kelly
Department: English

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J. D. Salinger's Characters as Existential Heroes: Encountering 1950s America, Esra Kilicci
Department: English

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A View from Eternity: The Spiritual Journey of Emily Dickinson, Sandra L. McChesney
Department: English

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Faulty Vision and Hearing in the Novels of Anne Tyler, Angelique Hobbs Medvesky
Department: English

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Willa Cather's Journalism and Fiction: Romancing the Facts, Laurie S. Miller
Department: English

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"A New Lease on Life": A Narrative Case Study of an Older Adult, Participant Design Writing Group, Krystia Nora
Department: English

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"The Melting Pot Where Nothing Melted": The Politics of Subjectivity in the Plays of Suzan-Lori Parks, Wendy Wasserstein, and Tony Kushner, Yong-Nam Park
Department: English

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The Changing Role of Arabic in Religious Discourse: A Sociolinguistic Study of Egyptian Arabic, Abdelmeneim Soliman
Department: English

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Composition and Identity: A Theoretical Approach to First-Year Composition, Stephen M. Swartz
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The Effects of Semantic and Thematic Clustering on Learning English Vocabulary by Saudi Students, Sameer S. Al-Jabri
Department: English

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A Comparative Study of Metaphor in Arabic and English General Business Writing with Teaching Implications, Fahad H. Al Jumah
Department: English

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In Their Own Words: Korean Perspectives on Becoming English Interpreter/Translators, Jon H. Bahk-Halberg
Department: English

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A Writing Teacher Learns From His Students: The Symbiosis of Student-Centered Pedagogy and Teacher Research Methodology, Wesley Foster Boozer
Department: English

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Rural Voices Winding through the Andes Mountains: A Collective Creative Literacy Research Project, Gerardo A. Contreras E.
Department: English

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The Rhetorical Situations of College Writing Assessment: Exigence, Constraints, and Audience in the Education Policy Discourse of the P-16 Reform Movement, John Steeves Dunn Jr.
Department: English

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Family Influence on Children's Second Language Literacy Building: A Case Study of Korean Families, Hak-Sun Han
Department: English

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Randy Wayne White: An American Social Philosopher and Practitioner of Ecological Noir, John K. Hicks
Department: English

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Peer Response Practices Among Writers in a First-Year Residence Hall: An Ethnographic Study, Nicole Kraemer Munday
Department: English

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Exploring Teachers' Beliefs Through Collaborative Journaling: A Qualitative Case Study of Japanese Preservice Teachers' Transformative Development Processes in an EFL Teacher Education Program, Toshinobu Nagamine
Department: English

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Beyond Response: Transcending Peer Feedback Through Critical Collaborative Assessment, Steven J. Pearlman
Department: English

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Journalism, Letters, and Nation: The Newspaper Letters of Samuel Bowles's Across the Continent (1865), Katrina J. Quinn
Department: English

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Anticipating the Audience: An Ethnographic Study of a French-as-a-Foreign-Language Class Creative Writing Project Compared with Case Studies in Native Language Composition, Laura L. Stiles
Department: English

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Sexual Politics in the Works of Chinese American Women Writers: Sui Sin Far, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Amy Tan, Jianhui Wang
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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College Student Perceptions of Expectations for Academic Literacy in Their First Term, Kathy Seymour Albertson
Department: English

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Whiteness and Resistance: Investigating Student Concepts of White Privilege in the Writing Classroom, Nancy Bishop Dessommes
Department: English

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Embodying Research: A Study of Student Engagement in Research Writing, Susan Beth Kanter
Department: English

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Roots and Wings: Language Attitudes of Professional Women Native to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Kristina Holland McBride
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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ESL College Students' Beliefs and Attitudes about Reading-to-Write in an Introductory Composition Course: A Qualitative Study, Ali S. Al-Ghonaim
Department: English

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Critique of Postmodern Ethics of Alterity versus Embodied (Muslim) Others: Incompatibility, Diversion, or Convergence, Ziad Al-Mwajeh
Department: English

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The Impact of the Internet on Saudi Arabian EFL Females' Self-image and Social Attitudes, Salem Ali Al-Salem
Department: English

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Task Descriptions of Non-Western English Language Use, Betty Lanteigne
Department: English

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The Language of Loss: Transformation in the Telling, In and Beyond the Writing Classroom, Laura Alicia Milner
Department: English