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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Silenced Dialogue and Safe Haven Among Middle Eastern International Students, Osamah S. Alawwad
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Histamine and Obesity: Do Histamine and Histidine Injections Increase Body Weight and Adipose Tissue Mass?, Ganader H. Almansoori
Department: Biology

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Extending Olive Branch: Ecological Thinking and Sustainable Writing Practices for University-Level Students, Talal F. Alruwaili
Department: English

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Purpose, Policy, Politics and Power: Analysis of the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program, Julie K. Ambrose
Department: Sociology

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Monsters from Within: A Sympathetic Outlook on the Human Condition, Robert Anthony
Department: Art

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Factors Influencing the Commonwealth of Virginia's Fire Chiefs' Knowledge of Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen Cyanide Evolution During Fires and the Safeguards to be Implemented, Daniel L. Ashworth
Department: Safety Sciences

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A Historical Analysis of Entry Into Professional Nursing by African Americans in the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1940-1979), Christina S. Baktay
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Using Sitcoms to Measure Humor Comprehension Between L1, L2, and Bilingual Users of English: Implications for Pragmatic Research, Aaron L. Beasley
Department: English

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A Story in Many Tongues: A Narrative Inquiry into the Linguistic Development of Multilingual Instructors, Willa Black
Department: English

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The Intersection of Transnationality and Scholarship: Lived Experiences, Positionings, and Practices of Five Transnational TESOL Teacher-Scholars, Bita Bookman
Department: English

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The Negotiation of English Language and Mainstream Classroom Coteacher Roles in the K-1 Classroom, Carrie L. Breyer
Department: English

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Engagement in Children's Advocacy Centers' Multidisciplinary Teams: Law Enforcement's Perspective, Ivy R. Buchan
Department: Sociology

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The Impact of Traditional and Video Modalities on Concept Retention, Richard J. Bukoski
Department: Communications Media

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Stress and the Sophomore Slump: A Phenomenological Study at a Mid-Size Public University in Rural Pennsylvania, Natalie Burick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining I-sharing as a Motivation for Social Tuning Alcohol Attitudes and Drinking Intentions Among College Students, Timothy Carnevale
Department: Psychology

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Writing While Mothering: Analyzing First-Year Composition Class Student Mothers’ Literate Activity, Mellissa Marie Carr
Department: English

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Instructional Coach Perceptions of the Coaching Role That Empower Improved Teaching Methods, Nicole Ann Cramer
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Undergraduates' Experiences With Mindfulness Practice: A Qualitative Study, Joseph Perry Croskey II
Department: Sociology

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The Care and Keeping of You: A Workshop on Young Women’s Attitudes Towards Their Bodies, Kathleen M. DiMattia
Department: Psychology

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A Comparison of Processing Speed Performance Obtained by the Paper and Digital Administration Methods of the WISC-V, Jody M. DiMiceli
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Reliability of Laryngeal Diadochokinesis Measures, Megan K. Disher
Department: Communication Disorders, Special Education & Disability Services

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K-12 Educators' Perceptions of the Mandated Reporting Process for Child Maltreatment, LaTisha Ann Donaldson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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“Servants have the Worser Lives”: Literary Representations of Indentured Servants in Fiction and Non-Fiction from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, Virginia Payne Dow
Department: English

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The Effects of English as a Second Language on Oral Reading Fluency, April Edmondson
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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A Faunal Analysis of the Kirshner Site (36WM213), Britney Elsbury-Orris
Department: Anthropology

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What Kept You From Reporting Bullying in High School?: A Retrospective Mixed-Methods Study of College Freshmen, Kali Fedor
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Investigating Medication Adherence on Neuropsychological & Psychosocial Functioning in Adolescents with Chronic Kidney Disease Using the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Cohort, Elizabeth A. Fiest
Department: Psychology

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Hyperrealities and Inverted Fakes: The Otherworld Journey in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and American Gods, Theresa FitzPatrick
Department: English

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The Dangers of Rhetoric: Nationalism in The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, Diana L. Forry
Department: English

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Hyperprint: Book Objects that Revitalize Print in the Digital Age, Julia Galm
Department: English

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The Relationship of Red-Backed Salamander Abundance to the Direct and Indirect Use Value of Undisturbed Forest, a Timberland Mosaic of Forest, and Agricultural Land-Uses, Christopher Garbark
Department: Biology

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A Man, Stands Alone..., Tyler Gaston
Department: Art

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Heating Stones: A Multi-Proxy Approach to the Analysis of Fire-Cracked Rock at Three Monongahela Sites in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Kristina Gaugler
Department: Anthropology

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Exploring College Students' Perceptions of Rape Through the Use of Visual Vignettes, Samantha Gavin
Department: Criminology

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The Narrated Academic Experiences of Three Multilingual, College-Aged Students Diagnosed With Specific Learning Disabilities, Hend M. Ghouma
Department: English

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Human Impact on Shipwrecks in Lake Winnipesaukee, Anthony H. Gilchrist
Department: Anthropology

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Exploring the Experiences of Rural Gay and Lesbian Catholics Around Their Sexual and Religious Identities, Lawrence J. Goetz, Jr.
Department: Sociology

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Educational Technology Use at Afghan Public Universities: A Study of Technology Integration, Jawad Golzar
Department: English

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Abundance, Movement, and Genetic Patterns of Wild Trout in a Western Pennsylvania Watershed Prior to an Abandoned Mine Drainage Remediation Project, Jennifer Graves
Department: Biology

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Gratitude and Resilience in Elementary School Students: A Review of the Look for the Good Project in Establishing Grateful and Resilient Youth, Laura Hall
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Content Analysis of Members' Interest, Participation, and Use of a Virtual Community of Practice Associated With Intensive English Programs, Nell Rose Hill
Department: English

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A Quantitative Study of Factors That Contribute to High School Students' Non-Completion, Peter Hipple
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Laying the Groundwork for Transfer: A Case Study Exploring the Impact of Strengths-Based Pedagogy on Students' Writing-Related Dispositions, Kelsey Hixson-Bowles
Department: English

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Using Response to Intervention to Determine Eligibility for Specific Learning Disabilities in Reading: What Determines a Non-Responder?, Drew Hunter
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Comply to Resist: Agency in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Feminist Dystopian Texts, Meghan M. Hurley
Department: English

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Holding Space, Holding Back, Holding On: The Emotional Labor of Responding to Personal Writing, Kathleen M. Hynes
Department: English

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Faculty Access, Attitudes, and Use of Instructional and Web-Based Technologies in Nigeria's Teacher Preparation Program: A Mixed Method Study, Abdulsalami Ibrahim
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Data Mining on Cloned Double-Stranded RNA Sequences of Rhizoctonia Solani Isolates, 357, 303, and 386, Mohammed A. Jaber
Department: Biology

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Educating Citizens: Representing the Social Function of American Higher Education in Three Periods from the Rise of Modern University to the 21st Century, Elizabeth Jacoby
Department: English

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ESL Teachers Experiences and Perceptions of Developing Multilingual Learners' Academic Literacies, Mary Anne John
Department: English

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Towards “Comprehensive Internationalization”: A Study of International Student Perceptions and Experiences of L2 Writing Across the Curriculum, Sandra S. Johnston
Department: English

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Transforming Literary History into Romantic Myths in Comics: Neil Gaiman's Sandman, Alan Moore and J.H. Williams III's Promethea, and Mike Carey and Peter Gross's The Unwritten, Nicholas P. Katsiadas
Department: English

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Teacher Observations From Using an Informal Learning Framework in an Elementary Popular Music Ensemble, Cody Kelly
Department: Music

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Risk of Eating Disorders Among Female College Athletes Vs. Female Non-Athletes and the Influence of Social Media Usage, Tara Kibe
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Methods of Detection of Feigned Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in a College-Student Population, Karen Kosky
Department: Psychology

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Powerful Silences: Examining the New Woman's Femininity and Relationships in Silent Films, Maria Kranidis
Department: English

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Stigma and Perceptions of Opioid Users Among Criminal Justice Professionals and Students, Nathan Kruis
Department: Criminology

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A Psychometric Analysis of the School Safety Survey, Lisa Lack
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Different Voices of Ethical Dilemmas: Evaluating Gender Perceptions of Human Trafficking in Films, Laurie Lawrence
Department: Communications Media

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Language Difference in Collaboration: Peer Review Among Linguistically Diverse Students in a Mainstream First-Year Composition Course, Reymond Levy
Department: English

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Successful Pedagogical Practices for First-Generation College Students, Jennifer Mahon
Department: Sociology

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Making the White Folks Feel Better: Memory and Race in Four Best-Selling Southern Novels, Lisa Marzano
Department: English

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A Study on the Application of Aerial Photogrammetry for Archaeological Site Documentation, Preservation, and Public Outreach in Tidewater Virginia, Ashley Sharon McCuistion
Department: Anthropology

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Inscriptions, Intentions, Bodily Interventions: A Medical Rhetoric Analysis of the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Body in Digital and Mass Media, Marissa C. McKinley
Department: English

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Life Altering Changes: An Examination of the Perceptions of Caretakers and Parents of Adults With Autism, A Phenomenological Study, Audra A. McNavish
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Mitakuye Oyasin and Service-Learning: A Narrative Plan for Ecological Restorative Justice, Jasper County, Indiana, Lora Lynn Mendenhall
Department: English

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Exploring the Credential for Strengths-Based Family Workers and Its Practical Application in the Field, Jennifer M. Mernicki-Nojunas
Department: Sociology

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A Gendered Perspective on the Experience of Shame in Supervision, Melissa Meulman
Department: Psychology

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Comparative Analysis of Cloned Viral Double-Stranded (ds) RNA From Rhizoctonia solani Anastomosis Group 13 Isolates 357, 303, & 386, Brandon Alan Michalides
Department: Biology

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Predictors of Subjective Psychological Well-Being Following Migration, Malgorzata Mikuka
Department: Psychology

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Augmented Irreality, Jennifer L. Milkey
Department: Art

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A Qualitative Case Study on Dual Appointment University Athletic Trainers' Insights Regarding Job Retention and Attrition, Elizabeth Miller
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining the Role of Capable Guardianship in Revictimization: A Test of Routine Activities Theory, Jodi Miller
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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An Exploratory Study Regarding the Impact of Motivating Factors on Work Engagement in the Field of Diversity Work in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Terrence Mitchell
Department: Sociology

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Athletic Directors' Perceptions on Issues of Ethics Within Division III Intercollegiate Athletics, Felix M. Moreno
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Recognition and Perceptions of Native Advertising in Media, Darlene Natale
Department: Communications Media

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Determining the Effect of R1 Peptide on lhx1a Dimerization, Suraj Niraula
Department: Biology

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Constructs of Stylistic Production and Reception: Vetting and Extending the Sociocultural Theory of Style, Jonathan D. O'Brien
Department: English

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The Effect of Computer-Based Simulation on Learning and Self-Efficacy in Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students, Emilie M. Okopal
Department: Communication Disorders, Special Education & Disability Services

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The Role of Teacher Emotional Intelligence in Determining Relationship Quality With Students, Miles O'Shea
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Furnishing Gender, Katie E. Ott
Department: Art

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Exploring the Effects of the R1 Peptide on Zebrafish Development, Tejas Padmanabhan
Department: Biology

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Media Portrayals of Black Lives Matter, Mariah Pampeno
Department: Sociology

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How Much Is Enough? A Study of Pennsylvania School Performance Profile Scores and School District Expenditures, Daniel Potutschnig
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Mixed-Methods Study on the Effects of Servant Leadership and Employee Commitment to Supervisor on Service Standards Communication Within the Financial Service Sector, Pablo R. Reyes-Cruz
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Qualitative Study: Implications of Placement Testing on Remediation of Student Veterans Enrolled in Community College, Pricilla Robertson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Exploring Multilingual Writers' Preference Between Audio and Written Feedback, and the Impact of Feedback Format on Their Revision Process in a U.S. Composition Class, Sukano Roy
Department: English

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An Investigation into the Policies of Assimilation and Self-Determination Resulting in the Epidemic of Violence against Indigenous Women in Canada and the United States, Caroline Rubash
Department: Political Science

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Silencing Desire: Female-Female Relations and Heterosexual Apathy in Jane Austen, Emily Rupp
Department: English

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Effect of a Hyperthermic Environment on Various Physiological and Cognitive Functions During Simulated Occupational Stress in Police Academy Cadets, Austin Sabo
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Disclosures: Consciousness and Environment, Lauren Scavo-Fulk
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Exploring the Dimensions of 21st Century Skills in High School-Based One-to-One Initiatives: Creating and Validating a Scale Using Mixed Methods Research, Rachel Schiera
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Textual City: Walking, Reading, and Understanding the City in Literature, Andrew J. Schmitz
Department: English

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Examining the Influence of Academic Nurse Educator Doctoral Degree Preparation on National League for Nursing Core Competency Skill Acquisition, Aaron Michael Sebach
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Achieving Success Within the Medicare Shared Savings Program: A Systems Analysis of Accountable Care Organizations, Robert Shipp III
Department: Sociology

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The Effects of Incentivizing ADHD Related Non-Credible Responding on Neuropsychological Measures and Performance Validity Tests, Jesse Siegel
Department: Psychology

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Experiences of Clinical Evaluation: The Meaning for Nursing Students, Brenda L. Smith
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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From HIPAA to HITECH: A Case Study of Stakeholder Influences on the Shift in Government Response to Patient Privacy Violations, Heather N. Smith
Department: Sociology

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Invisible Work: A Qualitative Study of the Emotional Labor of Professors, Kylie Smith
Department: Sociology

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An Analysis of Connecticut Return to Learn Policies, Alyssa Beit Stern
Department: Educational and School Psychology