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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Silenced Dialogue and Safe Haven Among Middle Eastern International Students, Osamah S. Alawwad
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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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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Instructional Coach Perceptions of the Coaching Role That Empower Improved Teaching Methods, Nicole Ann Cramer
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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K-12 Educators' Perceptions of the Mandated Reporting Process for Child Maltreatment, LaTisha Ann Donaldson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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What Kept You From Reporting Bullying in High School?: A Retrospective Mixed-Methods Study of College Freshmen, Kali Fedor
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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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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Faculty Access, Attitudes, and Use of Instructional and Web-Based Technologies in Nigeria's Teacher Preparation Program: A Mixed Method Study, Abdulsalami Ibrahim
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Qualitative Case Study on Dual Appointment University Athletic Trainers' Insights Regarding Job Retention and Attrition, Elizabeth Miller
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Athletic Directors' Perceptions on Issues of Ethics Within Division III Intercollegiate Athletics, Felix M. Moreno
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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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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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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A Qualitative Study: Implications of Placement Testing on Remediation of Student Veterans Enrolled in Community College, Pricilla Robertson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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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

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 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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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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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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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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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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Curriculum Ideology, Pedagogy, and Interprofessional Collaboration: A Survey of Dietetics Educator's Views and Practices, Cassondra L. Strawser
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Applicant Perceptions of Community College Admissions and Enrollment Terminology, Tara L. Zirkel
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