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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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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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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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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

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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 Pragmatic Analysis of Public Discourse on American Women in Combat, Thomas Lyon
Department: English

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How to Improve Health Care Given to Intimate Partner Violence Victims From Victims' Perspectives, Shelly Maras
Department: Sociology

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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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How Do The Perceptions of Wages, Benefits, and Working Conditions Differ Among Unionized Mechanical Construction Workers in Right-to-Work and Non-Right-to-Work States?, Todd McKeever
Department: Sociology

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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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The Recurring Progress of English Political Thought in Shakespeare’s Histories, Reza Parchizadeh
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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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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Wiki-Supported Collaborative Writing: Saudi Female Graduate Students' Writing Practices, Discourse Strategies, and Participant Perceptions, Ahdab Saaty
Department: English

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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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A Phenomenological Study of Informal Counseling Practices on the Persistence of African-American College Students at Two Predominantly-White Institutions, Cornelia Sewell-Allen
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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A Case Study of a High-Performing Suburban School District’s Implementation of a Kindergarten Through Grade 12 Visual Arts Program, Brendan Smith
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Sorry I Can’t Talk Right Now, or Can I?: A Qualitative Exploration of Professional Mobile Device Usage Within Domestic Spheres, Sharon Storch
Department: Communications Media

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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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The Effects of 5-HT2C Receptor Inverse Agonist, Agonist, and Antagonist on Methamphetamine-Induced Behavioral Sensitization and Reinstatement of Drug-Seeking Behavior in Mice, Andrew Vitz
Department: Biology

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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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Factors Influencing Information Literacy Self-Efficacy of Prelicensure Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Meagan White
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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A Photometric and Psychonomic Analysis of Exit Signs and Current Way-Finding Technology, Joseph Whitlock
Department: Safety Sciences

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Leadership Journeys of Women in the Banking Industry: A Qualitative Study Exploring Women's Perceived Barriers and Opportunities to Advancement in Bank Leadership in Pennsylvania, Christina Yoder
Department: Sociology

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Apocalyptic Vision and Philosophical Optimism in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Philosophy, Henry Yukevich
Department: English