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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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

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Correlating Spirituality and Integration Theory Among NCAA Division I Athletes in the Northeast, Bobby L. Anderson
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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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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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Mindfulness Matters: The Universal Need for a Healthy Mind, Jennifer L. Blalock
Department: Art

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

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

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Hardwired Banality: The Everyday of Screen Consumption, Brandon W. McDonald
Department: Art

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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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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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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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Effective Teaching of English in Large Multilevel Under-Resourced Classes at an Afghan Public University, Kawita Sarwari
Department: English

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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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Looking Through Dirty Dishes: A Comparative Analysis of Ceramics at the John and Rosie Allen Residence, Pandenarium, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Samantha E. Taylor
Department: Anthropology

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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

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Screening for Molecules That Bind to lhx1a, Basma D. Adeeb
Department: Biology

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Comparative Viral and Proteomic Trait, Optimizing Primers/Probes of RT-PCR to Identify the dsRNA from the Selected Isolates of Rhizoctonia solani, Munirah Saad Aleyiydi
Department: Biology

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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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Stimulus Valence Influences Auditory Discrimination Training Speed and Profile in Finches, Kusuma Anand
Department: Biology

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Saudi English Teachers' Beliefs and Values Towards English Language Teaching in Saudi Arabia, Ebtehal Asiri
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 Effects of Acute Caffeine Ingestion on Muscular Endurance and Perception of Pain and Effort in Resistance Trained Women, Stephanie Bartlam
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Expanding Literacy Spectrum: Aesthetic Literacies of Street Artists in a Russian Post-Soviet City, Mariia Barulina
Department: English

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'You Learn How to Make Do': Understanding Food Choices and Feeding Decisions in Low-Income Families, Holly J. Benton
Department: Sociology

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Concussion: Perceptions in Division II Collegiate Athletes, Brittany L. Billand
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Influential Factors in the Parental Decision-Making Process of Child Vaccinations, Amanda Boldy
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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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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Effects of Team Identification on Social and Emotional Adjustment at a Division II University, Evan A. Davis
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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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

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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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 Critical Insight Into the Awakening, Ola Fairag
Department: Art

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

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Multiscale Habitat Selection and Movement of Fledgling Golden-Winged Warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) in Two Managed Mixed-Oak Forest Communities of Northern Pennsylvania, Cameron J. Fiss
Department: Biology

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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

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Uncovering the Middle Archaic in Pennsylvania: Studies from State Road Ripple Site (36CL0052), Angela Goreczny
Department: Anthropology

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Archaeological Investigations of the South Blairsville Industry Archaeological District: A Functional and Landscape Analysis, Hannah E. Harvey
Department: Anthropology

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Examining the Role of Orthographic Coding Ability in Elementary Students With Previously Identified Reading Disability, Speech or Language Impairment, or Comorbid Language and Learning Disabilities, Erin K. Haugh
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Digital Technology and Its Influence on the Professionalization of Teaching Associates in a University English Department, John C. Hepler
Department: English

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Cryptic Diversity and Phenotypic Stasis in a Complex of Highland Anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae: Norops crassulus subgroup), Erich Hofmann
Department: Biology

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The Story of Them: Outcomes of Practicing Autoethnography in Undergraduate Writing Courses, Justin B. Hopkins
Department: English

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Why Teach? What Motivates African American Males to Choose Teaching as a Career?, Terrance Hudson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The “Finding What Feels Good Workshop”: Re-Imagining the Discourse of Young Adult Female Sexuality, Camille Joi Interligi
Department: Psychology

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An Exploration of the Relationships Among Trait Mindfulness, Executive Function, and Alcohol Use, Matthew Iwaniec
Department: Psychology

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A Phenomenological Study: Experiences of Chinese Students Using Educational Technology in American Universities, Ying Jiang
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Analysis of Resistance Training History in Ultramarathon Runners and Implications on Performance, Kathryn E. Jones
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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An Examination of the Relationship Between Supervision and Self-Efficacy in Early Career School Psychologists, School Psychology Interns, and Practicum Students, Felicia M. Kaas
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Swipe Left or Right but What Happens for the Rest of the Night? A Qualitative Approach to Understanding the Life Cycle of Tinder Relationships, Rhiannon Kallis
Department: Communications Media

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College Underage Drinking: A Test of Low Self-Control and Strain Theories, Matthew C. Kijowski
Department: Criminology

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The Impact of Principal Mentoring Programs on the Moral Judgment of School Principals, Wendy J. Kiley
Department: Sociology

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Perceptions of Key Stakeholders Regarding the Utilization of Locatable Sound for the Prevention of Occupational Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities, Richard S. Kilpatrick
Department: Safety Sciences

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An Evaluation of the Effects of Motorcycle LED Brake Lamp Flash Frequency Sequences on Conspicuity During Texting in a Static Vehicle, Jeffrey A. Krupa
Department: Safety Sciences

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Mentoring at the College Level: A Qualitative Study Examining the Perceptions of African American Men Who Hold a Four-Year Degree and are Professionally Employed, Allen Lane Sr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Client Deterioration in Individual Psychotherapy: A Systematic Review, Emily Lazar
Department: Psychology

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Multilingual Institutional Discourses of Negotiation and Intertextuality in Writing Center Interactions in Macao, Alice S. Lee
Department: English

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Male Nurse Educators' Lived Experiences With Nursing Student Incivility, Lee Ann Leech
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Student-Centered Englishes Pedagogy: A Case Study Exploration of a New Orientation for U.S. Composition, Melissa E. Lee
Department: English

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Analysis of Factors That Influence Satisfaction of Fans at Division II Basketball Games, Brianne Lenhart
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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Mathematical Methods for Voice Transformation, Nathan Lilla
Department: Mathematics

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An Investigation of the Most Influential Factors Predicting Nursing Students’ Knowledge and Attitude Toward Older Persons, Elaine B. Little
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Veterans' Treatment Court Peer Mentors and Statewide Operating Procedures in Pennsylvania: A Mixed-Method Examination, Paul Lucas
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Millennial Poetics: An Analysis of Hybridity in 21st Century American Poetry, Brian Russell Lutz
Department: English

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Loneliness in the Gold: The American Campus Novel and the Corporatization of the University, Jeffrey S. Markovitz
Department: English

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The Adequacy of the Post 9-11 G.I. Bill for Veterans at IUP, Justin A. Mauk
Department: Political Science