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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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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
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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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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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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Humanities in Physical Therapy Education: A Case Study of Successful Curricular Integration, Jessica L. Cammarata
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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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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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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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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Does Navy Seal Training Have an Impact on Civilian Life?, Jason M. Hicks
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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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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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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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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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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Former Students’ and Their Learning Coaches’ Perceptions of Their Cyber-Charter School Experiences: A Case Study, James J. Shoemake
Department: Professional Studies in Education

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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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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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 Phenomenological Study of Middle School Counselors' Perceptions of Effective Bullying Prevention and Intervention, Lisa Duval
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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

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Pedagogy and Process: A Case Study of Writing in a Hybrid Learning Model, Jason F. Keiner
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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

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Pennsylvania Public School Board Effectiveness: Does It Influence Student Performance?, Aiko M. Maurer
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Effects of Teacher Grit on Student Grit and Reading Achievement: A Mixed-Methods Study, Bethann McCain
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Community College Completion: A Qualitative Study of African American Community College Mentors and Past African American Male Participants in an Academic Mentoring Initiative, Pamela M. Nichols
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Exploring Secondary Teachers’ Use of Culturally Responsive Teaching in a Diverse Rural School District, Diane Z. Onorato
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Place Matters: A Mixed Methods Case Study of Institutional Place-Building in Higher Education, Jeffrey S. Raykes
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Phenomenological Description of Bachelor's Degree Completion for Returning Adult Students, Jennifer A. Serowick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Perceived Factors Contributing to NCLEX-PN Success Rates: A Case Study of a High Performing Practical Nursing Program in Pennsylvania, Lisa Shustack
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Civic Engagement: Generational Differences in Engagement of Citizens in Their Communities, Justin A. Tatar
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Pennsylvania Teachers’ Perceptions and Use of Social Media Communication Technologies as a Pedagogical Tool, Brett C. Tozer
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Perceptions of Secondary Teachers on the Co-Teaching Model: An Examination of the Instructional Practices in Co-Teaching Classrooms in Western Pennsylvania, Phillip K. Woods
Department: Professional Studies in Education

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Early Intervention Sessions for Infants and Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Providers' Use of Routines, A Case Study, Melissa M. Casses
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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How a National Blue Ribbon Elementary School Negotiates the ELA PA Core, Todd Dishong
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Study of Superintendents' Perceptions of Current Superintendent Certification Programs in New York State, Robert M. Dufour
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Investigation of the Relationships Between Leadership Practices of Undergraduate Athletic Training Program Directors and Program Performance on the BOC Examination, Jacqueline Durst
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Quantitative Study: The Relationship Between School-Wide Instructional Practices, Teacher Beliefs, and Growth Mindset and Value-Added Student Growth in Elementary Mathematics for Grades 3–5, James W. Jones
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Kindergarten Teachers' Perceptions of the Effect of Preschool on Academic and Social Skills, Amy L. Larcinese
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Examination of High-School Size, Socioeconomic Status, and Advanced Level Educational Opportunities in Pennsylvania Public High Schools: A Quantitative Study, Mark J. Madson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Investigation of Fifth Graders' Reading Strategies When Reading Digital Texts in Regard to Overall Retention of Content Material by Proficient and Non-Proficient Readers, Melissa J. Martinez
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Investigation of CASEL SELect Programs with Minority Students From High Poverty Communities, Byron M. McClure
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Elements of Process Quality Within a Preschool's Language and Early Literacy Environment: The Influence on Children's Pre-Reading and Writing Performance in the Beginning of Kindergarten, Cynthia Lynn Miller
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study of Systemic Change from Failure to Success in Select Pennsylvania Schools, Michael A. Minnick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Fourth Grade Literature Blogging Versus Hand-Written Response: Effects on Motivation, Classroom Community, and Reading Comprehension, Adrienne Monaghan
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Administrator Perceptions Regarding Pennsylvania's MTSS/RtII Framework and Gifted Elementary Students, Tricia M. Murin
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Kindergarten Through Fourth Grade Teacher Perception of Self-Efficacy in Educating Students Diagnosed With Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders, Jenifer R. Pappasergi
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Stress, Burnout, and Attrition: Implications of Student Performance Data on Math Teacher Effectiveness Evaluations, Becky L. Piscitella
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Leadership Development Among Fraternity Presidents: Can Leadership Be Learned?, Joseph Rosenberg
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Mixed Method Examination of Student Achievement Indicators, Michael E. Sable
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Spiritual Approach for Licensed Professional Counselors in Private Practice: Treating African-American Women’s Psychological Pain, Callie Marie Scott
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effect Academic Self-Efficacy and Locus of Control Have in the Successful Completion of High School Cyber Courses, William L. Vitulli
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effects of K-2 Commercialized Reading Programs on 3rd Grade Reading Mastery as Measured by the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), Jesse T. Wallace III
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Teachers’ Implementation of Constructivist Teaching: Does Career Motivation Make a Difference?, Peizhen Wang
Department: Professional Studies in Education

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Use of Instructional Videos in K-12 Classrooms: A Mixed-Method Study, Carleen Allison
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Exploration of the Relationship Between School Dropout and the Academic, Emotional, and Social Experiences of Incarcerated Males, Jessica Attardo-Maryott
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Empathy in Preservice Early Childhood Teachers, Kathleen A. Beining
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Nursing Students' and Educators' Perspectives on Using Educational Games as an Experiential Learning Strategy, Johanna E. Boothby
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Study of Effects of Institution-Wide 1:1 Computing Initiatives on University Freshman Student Engagement, James R. Bosco
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Academic Advising at a Satellite Campus of a Large Multi-Campus University: A Qualitative Case Study Using Systems Theory Constructs, Sean Thomas Bridgen
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Evaluative Study of Legal Literacy Relative to Principals' Knowledge of the First, Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments and the Impact on Daily Decision-Making, Amy Marie Burch
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Bring Your Own Device: A Case Study of a 10th Grade BYOD Program in a Rural Pennsylvania School District, Donna M. Carey
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Teacher Acceptance of Web-Based E-learning Technology, Adam C. Coffman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Breaking Down Barriers for Low Income and First Generation College Bound Students: A Case Study of Five College Access Programs, Jennifer J. Damico
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Perceived Value of Music Teacher Input During IEP Meetings: Special Education Teacher Survey Responses, Melissa A. Douglas-Kline
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Developing a Change-Process Blueprint: A Case Study of Online and Hybrid Courses at a Liberal Arts Institution, Jeffrey D. Foster
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Reflections from Pennsylvania Charter School Leaders: A Qualitative Study, Colleen L. Freyvogel
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Collective Case Study that Examines the Decision-Making Experiences and Influential Variables as Identified by Leaders in Higher Education, Dennis D. Frketich Sr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Differences in Perceptions of Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Satisfaction, and Burnout Among Nurse Faculty, Earlston Kinzie Gardner III
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Correlation of Emotional Intelligence of School Leaders and School Climate: A Cross-Cultural Comparison Between American and South Korean Schools, Ellen I. Harney
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining the Academic, Behavioral, and Financial Effectiveness of In-House Alternative Education Programs Compared to Off-Site Programs: A Quantitative Analysis, Keith A. Hartbauer
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study of the Effects of National Board Certification on School Climate: Perceptions of Teachers, Staff and Administrators, Carolyn Headley
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Impact of Inclusion on the General Education Curriculum, Stephanie L. Hoelper
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study Describing How Servant Leadership Attributes Impact Superintendent Longevity and Leadership Styles, David Lehman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Today's College Student: Measuring the Effectiveness of Financial Literacy Education and Effect on Subsequent Student Debt, Patricia Curran McCarthy
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Relationship Between Organizational Communication and Campus Climate as an Indicator of Organizational Effectiveness, Kelly Lynch McKenzie
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Brothers in the Struggle: A Phenomenological Study of White Male College Student Development as Social Justice Allies, John F. McKnight Jr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Family and Community Social Capital: A Case Study of One Private and One Public Secondary School, Kathleen Sue Miller
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Voices of Change: A Case Study Documenting the Development of an Organization and Its Culture, Patrick M. Mulvihill
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Investigation of Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of Pennsylvania's New Teacher Evaluation System, Based Upon the Danielson Framework for Teaching, and Its Impact on Teachers' Instructional Strategies in an Urban School District, Pamela K. Murray
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Interactive Read-Alouds: A Qualitative Study of Kindergarten Students' Analytic Dialogue, Jacqueline M. Myers
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Nursing Students' Lived Experiences in Learning Communication Skills in a Theater Class Taught by Theater Faculty, Pamela S. O'Harra
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining Preservice Teachers' Creativity and Use of Mobile Learning Technology Within Instructional Practices, Amanda K. Onion
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Investigation Into Co-Teacher Relationship Collaboration Factors: Co-Teachers' Perceptions, David Leigh Petrick Jr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Perceptions of Western Pennsylvania Elementary Principals on the Teacher Effectiveness System, James P. Prager
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Relationship Among Student Creativity, Curiosity, and Academic Intrinsic Motivation: A Mixed Methods Phenomenological Study of Sixth Grade Students, Jennifer L. Rinkevich
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Use of Distance Education for Continued Professional Education by Physical Therapists in the State of Pennsylvania, Christine Romani-Ruby
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Exploration of Co-Teaching in Inclusive Fourth-Grade Classrooms as a Viable Option for School Districts, Rebecca J. Schaef
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study of Teaching Principals, Administrators with Class, Examining the Perceptions of Administrators and Teachers, Karl Richard Scheibenhofer
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Mixed Method Investigation of the Relationship Between Facebook Use, General Self-Efficacy, and Autonomy Development Among Undergraduate College Students, Christopher J. Selena
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Educators of the Gifted in Pennsylvania: A Quantitative Study of Educational Beliefs, Grace A. Shellenbarger
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Perspectives of Teachers on Intervention Strategies Used in Inclusive Settings With Elementary-Aged Children With Autism, Kristie L. Shulsky
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Rosa Parks 1913-1955: How Family, Education, Religion, and Socio-Political Influences Shaped Her Leadership, Susan E. Sitter
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Game On: A Qualitative Study of Leadership Skills Developed Through College Athletics, Wendy J. Snodgrass
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Quantitative Study on the Influence of Poverty on School and Teacher Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment Scores, Donald Warren Wagner
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Motivation of Community College Faculty and Administrators to Pursue the Doctorate: A Qualitative Interview Study, Tomi Waters
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Primary Teachers' and Parents' Perceptions of Bullying, Sharon Weber
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Use of Social Networking Technologies: Effects on College Students' Academic Writing, Huachuan Wen
Department: Professional Studies in Education