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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Dispositional Mindfulness in Senior-Level Nursing Students: Examining the Relationship to Situation Awareness and Clinical Outcomes, Deborah L. Struth
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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A Case Study Examining Students' Perceptions of LMS Discussion Board Use as a Tool to Promote Student-Centered Learning, Naife S. Subahi
Department: English

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Keeper of Lost Things, Sheila Valentin
Department: Art

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Caffeine and Social Defeat Stress Potentiate Circadian Photic Phase-Resetting in Mice, Natalie Verbanes
Department: Biology

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Oecumenicus: Our Global Inheritance, Jacob Wareham
Department: Art

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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Determining the Effect of the R1 Peptide on lhx1a Dimerization, Wafaa A. Aljagthmi
Department: Biology

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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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The Disruption of the cGMP- Dependent Ion Channel in the Planarian Schmidtea Mediterranea and Its Effect on Phototaxis, Mohammed AlMuhanna
Department: Biology

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Characterization of Double-Stranded (dsRNA) From the Plant Pathogenic Fungus Rhizoctonia solani, Roaa Alnajjar
Department: Biology

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Geospatial Probability Modeling of Stone Structures in Northern Saudi Arabia, Mesfer Alqahtani
Department: Anthropology

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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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An Assessment of Motivation and Grit in Individuals Who Exercise at a Division II Facility, Kelly Anthony
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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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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Letters Home, Sarah E. Balough
Department: Art

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Characterization of Volcanic Terrains Using Lidar Reflectivity: A Statistical Approach, Michael Barber
Department: Mathematics

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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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Mindfulness Matters: The Universal Need for a Healthy Mind, Jennifer L. Blalock
Department: Art

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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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Investigation Into the Innate Immunity System in Planaria, Marem Buhalq
Department: Biology

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Double Stranded RNA (dsRNA) Characterization and Protein Profiling of Viral Infected and Non-Infected Rhizoctonia solani Isolates, Ahana Byne
Department: Biology

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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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Helping Professionals' Perceptions of Male Victimization in Correctional Facilities, Chelsea Clark
Department: Sociology

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Helping Professionals' Perceptions of Male Victimization in Correctional Facilities, Chelsea Clark
Department: Sociology

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Assessing Genetic Diversity, Hybridization, and Microhabitat Associations in Populations of Plethodon hoffmani From the Allegheny Plateau in Western Pennsylvania, Kathryn Coates
Department: Biology

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Characterizing the Role for the Timeless Gene in Planarian Regeneration, Suzanne Craig
Department: Biology

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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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Association Between the Body Mass Index and School Attendance Among K-3rd Public School Children, Jason Fallara
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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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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An Examination of Physiological Responses During Simulated Occupational Stress Among EMT Students in a Hyperthermic Condition, Amy Fiorentini
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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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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A Landscape Movement and Gene Flow Model of the Fisher (Pekania pennanti) in Pennsylvania Using Circuitscape, Benjamin Gressler
Department: Biology

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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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Encouraging Learning Transfer Through Writing Prompts, Stephanie L. Hilliard
Department: English

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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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Development of a Citizen Science Stream Monitoring Program for Western Pennsylvania High School Students and Effects on Student Learning, Erin Janetski
Department: Biology

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Composing Pantun in English: Indonesian EFL Students’ Perceptions and Desire to Write Poetry in the EFL Classroom, Vindi Kaldina
Department: English

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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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On Bullying and Bullying Prevention: A Poetic Inquiry Into Undergraduate Students’ Experiences, Casey A. Keating
Department: English

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Analysis of Cloned Viral Double-Stranded (ds) RNA From Selected Isolates of Rhizoctonia solani Belonging to Anastomosis Group (AG)-4, Maisa Khoj
Department: Biology

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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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Living with Fibromyalgia: Confronting Chronic Pain, Kara LaRose
Department: Art

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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