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

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

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Using CRISPR-Cas9 to Create a Yeast Strain for Genetic Selections, Noriko Mikeasky
Department: Biology

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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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Identifying Smed-Tbx20 as a Pattern Regulator During Planarian Tissue Regeneration, Sujata Mukherjee
Department: Biology

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The Cognitive Capabilities of the Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus), Gina Munir
Department: Biology

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The Evaluation of Core Strength, Endurance, Flexibility, Body Composition, and Physical Activity on the Prevalence of Low Back Pain in College-Aged Individuals, Adam Naugle
Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

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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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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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Effective Teaching of English in Large Multilevel Under-Resourced Classes at an Afghan Public University, Kawita Sarwari
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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Teacher Implementation of the Daily 5 Reading Framework, Katharine Sherman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Intriguing the Domestic: Exploring the Connections between Elizabeth Bowen and Eileen Chang’s Novels and Short Fictions, Marquel Sherry
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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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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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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Evaluation of Macroinvertebrate Community Structure in Response to Fracking and Abandoned Mine Drainage in Pennsylvania Streams, Cassie Thomas
Department: Biology

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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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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