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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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An Analysis of the Muscle Activation of a Push Up When Instability is Introduced, Gregory Gillespie
Department: Health and Physical Education

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A Performance Analysis of Saxophone Trios by William Albright and Daniel Schnyder, William Ross Gillespie
Department: Music

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A Comparison of Laryngeal Diadochokinetic Tasks, Hanna L. Gratzmiller
Department: Special Education and Clinical Services

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Synthesis and Structure of Trans-Dialkene Complexes of Platinum (II), Jeremy Jon Hay
Department: Chemistry

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A Graduate Trombone Recital: Selected Solo Trombone Works of Contemporary American Composers, George P. Joyce
Department: Music

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Testing the Effects of Bullying and Cyber Bullying Using the 2009 Pennsylvania Youth Survey, Lindsay L. Kahle
Department: Sociology

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The Effects of an Aerobics Versus Body Awareness Exercise Training Program on the Health Related Quality of Life and Selected Fitness Measures in Breast Cancer Survivors, Jessica Kalinowski
Department: Health and Physical Education

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Distributions of Phytophagous Larvae in Mid-Successional Allegheny Hardwoods: Impacts of Bird Exclusion, Rebekah A. Keating
Department: Biology

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The Status of the American Bride: A Content Analysis of Wedding Websites and Bridal Magazines, Kirsten Elizabeth Kemmerer
Department: Sociology

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Atmosphere of Inquiry, Erica Kempler
Department: Art

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Influence of Surface Roughness and Interfacial Layer on IR Reflectivity of 3C-SiC/Si, Ibukunoluwa Korede
Department: Physics

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The New Solo Timpanist: An Analysis of Selected Compositions from the 20th Century Featuring the Timpanist, Brett Bernard Landry
Department: Music

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Dance Forms in Band Music: A Graduate Conducting Recital, Hsin Yi Lee
Department: Music

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ESL Students' Writing Experiences and Perceived Poetry Writing Ability, Fang Yu Liao
Department: English

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Power and Piety: Politics and the Early Arian Controversy, Kelsey L. Lowman
Department: History

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Developing ESL Listening: Promoting Student Motivation, Hlaviso Albert Motlhaka
Department: English

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Spatial and Temporal Variations of Indicator Bacteria Densities in the Receiving Waters of Combined Sewer Overflows: The Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Michael Richard Muder
Department: Geography and Regional Planning

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How is Energy Expenditure Different 2 and 24 Hours After Near Maximal Resistive Exercise in Trained vs. Untrained College-Aged Males?, Andrew Newton
Department: Health and Physical Education

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A Qualitative Analysis of Challenges Facing Expatriate Worker Coming to the United States, Oghenebruphiyo Gloria Onosu
Department: Employment and Labor Relations

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EFL/ESL (English as a Foreign/Second Language) Students' Perceptions toward the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Test, Indah Puspawati
Department: English

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The Influence of Paramecium Tetraurelia on Bacteriophages in Aquatic Ecosystems: Ingestion Without Inactivation, Jessica M. Richards
Department: Biology

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Bringing the War Home: Redeployment Experiences of Spouses of Combat Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Ashley Nichole Rossi
Department: Counseling

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Development of the Dual DC Squid Magnetometer and Aging in Non-Equilibrium Dynamics, Christina M. Rost
Department: Physics

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Surviving Rural Pennsylvania: The Use of Social Networks in Livelihood Strategies, Amy Ellen Salsgiver
Department: Geography and Regional Planning

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Synthesis of Energetic Furazan Derivatives, Bryan J. Schiren
Department: Chemistry

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A Historical Overview of the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts, Joan Seltzer
Department: Music

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Strategic Approaches to cDNA Synthesis and Comparative Proteomics of Double-Stranded (ds) RNA Infecting Selected Rhizoctonia Solani Isolates, Chin Hong Siew
Department: Biology

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Marcellus Shale Exploration in Greene County, Pennsylvania: A Land Cover Study of the Cumulative Effects of Forest Fragmentation in Well Pad Site Selection and Construction, Joshua Eugene Steiner
Department: Geography and Regional Planning

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Screaming Green: A Topography and Bourdieusian Analysis of the Model of Sexual Consent Utilized by BDSM Community Members, October Surprise
Department: Sociology

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Landscape, Memory, and Public Archaeology: An Ethnographic Study of Stakeholder Communities and Conflict Archaeology at the Battle of Mystic Fort, Kristin Elizabeth Swanton
Department: Anthropology

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On the Mathematical Expectation of Beating the S&P 500, Darryl D. Walker
Department: Mathematics

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Surviving the Quarter Life Crisis, Emmanuelle Maryse Wambach
Department: Art

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Correlation Between Undergraduate College Students' Facebook Use and Co-Curricular Involvement, Christopher Steven Weiss
Department: Student Affairs in Higher Education

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English Learning and Teaching Journey of Second Language Learners in Postgraduate Program: A Study of Bilingual and Multilingual Speakers' Construction of Identity in Autobiographical Narratives, Tong Zhang
Department: English

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Grotesque Faith and the Road to Absolution, Robbin A. Zirkle
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Archaeology in Fiction: The Impact of Perception, Laura Marie Adams
Department: Anthropology

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Seasonal Macroinvertebrate Inhabitants of Natural Leaf Packs in Two Western Pennsylvania Headwater Streams, Richard A. Biemiller
Department: Biology

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Chinese Communist Governance in Xinjiang Province: Uighur Dissatisfaction and Tension with Han Chinese, Kierstin Bolton
Department: Political Science

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The Influence of Parent/Caregiver Physical Activity Levels on the Physical Activity Levels of Children/Adults with Disabilities, Victor Marcellis Brundage
Department: Health and Physical Education

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Stereoselective Intramolecular Carbolithiation of Olefinic α Lithio Amines, Donald Caldwell
Department: Chemistry

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Transference, Bifei Cao
Department: Art

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Musical and Organizational Practices of Contemporary Worship Ensembles in Selected Churches in Western Pennsylvania, Sean Patrick Carey
Department: Music

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The Danse Macabre in Richard Daye's A Booke Of Christian Prayers (1581): Prescriptive Instruction To Promptly Prepare For Death, Amanda Jane Chura
Department: History

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American Attitudes about Gay Marriage: The Impact of Attitudes toward Familial Gender Roles and Religiosity, Dorothy A. Craig
Department: Sociology

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Monongahela Bone Technology: A Zooarchaeological Approach to Identity, Lisa M. Dugas
Department: Anthropology

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One World, One Dream: Gender Equality as a Factor of Success at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Raymond G. Edwards Jr.
Department: Economics

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Rescuing Trade from Necessity: Henry Kissinger's Economic Diplomacy toward the Soviet Union, Robert Faith
Department: History

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The Correlation Between Feminist Identity Development and Psychological Maltreatment in Intimate Relationships Among College Students, Ashley I. Fowler
Department: Student Affairs in Higher Education

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Use of Ground Penetrating Radar at Pyla-Koutsopetria, Cyprus, Amanda Anne Gill
Department: Anthropology

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From Production to Consumption: Gentrification, Preservation, and the Uneven (Re)development of Pittsburgh's South Side, Nicholas Joseph Holdzkom
Department: Geography and Regional Planning

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The People of Pandenarium: The Living Landscape of a Freed African American Settlement, Angela S. Jaillet
Department: Anthropology

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Preserving Archaeological Resources: Historic Preservation and Public Education in York County, Erin R. Krepps
Department: Anthropology

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The Role of Small Habitation Sites in Monongahela Subsistence-Settlement Patterns, David James Kroskie
Department: Anthropology

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We Had Everything but Money: A Study of Buying Strategies at a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in the Allegheny National Forest, Jonathan R. Libbon
Department: Anthropology

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The Role of Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II in the Regulation of Biological Rhythms in Paramecium Tetraurelia, Kayla J. McGee
Department: Biology

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Faulty Alliances: The Air Traffic Controllers' Strike of 1981, Deanna Meek
Department: History

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Perceptual Evaluation of Voice in Patients with Thyroid Disease, Lisa Allison Melnick
Department: Education and Educational Technology

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Experiencing the Past: Interpreting the Past Through the Senses, Jeffrey Scott Meyer
Department: Anthropology

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Understanding the Occupational History of the Monongahela Johnston Village Site through Total Artifact Design, Seth Thomas Mitchell
Department: Anthropology

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The Prometheus Gift: The Spark that Set and Perpetuated the Evolution of Computer Technology, Ashleigh N. Pirone
Department: History

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LO-plasmon modes in doped GaAs/AL[subcript x]Ga[subscript 1-x]As superlattices, Robert A. Rodgers
Department: Physics

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Push Play, Michael David Romagano
Department: Art

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Preparation of Carbocycles by Intramolecular Cyclizations of Acyllithium Equivalents., Phillip Robert Sharrow
Department: Chemistry

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Factors that Affect the Usage of Fitness and Recreation Centers by Students on College Campuses, Shaina Smith
Department: Health and Physical Education

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Magnetics, Radar, and Steam: Geophysical Testing of the Allegheny Portage Railroad Industrial Historic Site, Michael Raymond Sprowles
Department: Anthropology

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Journeys of Female Mainland Chinese Postgraduate Students in English-Medium Higher Education in Hong Kong SAR: A Study of the Women‟s Changing Identities in New Community of Practice, Xiaokun Sun
Department: English

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Kin Recognition at the Spiderling Level in the Common House Spider, Parasteatoda Tepidariorum (Araneae, Theridiidae), Benjamin Jacob Tost
Department: Biology

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Firing Techniques and Their Effects on Susquehanna Ceramic Vessels, Thomas C. Wambach
Department: Anthropology

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Impact of Frequency of Physical Education on Obesity in Secondary School Students, Liana Webster
Department: Health and Physical Education

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Caterpillar-Host Relationships on Trees of Allegheny Hardwood Forests: Implications of Overabundant Deer Populations, Laura Alice Wheatall
Department: Biology

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Steven Bryant: An Analysis and Comparison of Works for Wind Band, Seth F. Wollam
Department: Music

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Factors Affecting the Retention of Instrumental Music Students of Rural School Districts in the Somerset and Cambria Counties of Pennsylvania, Kate A. Zamboni
Department: Music

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The Effect of Temperature and Electric Current on the SPR Sensors, Shengming Zhang
Department: Physics

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Adsorption Isotherms of Diamond-Packed Columns in Reverse Phase Liquid Chromatography, Abraham Kwame Badu-Tawiah
Department: Chemistry

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"Just a Girl in the U.S. Army": Exploring Gender Norms, Behaviors, and Social Contexts that Shape the Experiences of Female Combat Veterans, Kacy L. Crowley
Department: Sociology

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A Gentleman in Substance: Abraham Lincoln and Changing Perceptions about Presidential Appearance and Character, David Demaree
Department: History

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The Role of the Special Educator in Pennsylvania: Expectations and Experiences, Stephen J. Ference
Department: Special Education and Clinical Services

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The Applicability of Geospatial Techniques to Analyze Visibility as a Determinant of Late-Woodland Settlement Patterns in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Sara R. Fortnam
Department: Geography and Regional Planning

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Maturing through Criticism: Sergei Rachmaninoff's Operatic Development and His Unfinished Opera Monna Vanna, Rachel Elizabeth Hagar
Department: Music

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An Analysis of the Distribution of Numbers of the Form alpha[superscript x] beta[superscript y], Jared Hewitt
Department: Mathematics

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Religion in Flux Hugo Ball and Emmy Hennings: Dada's Prophets of the Word, Crystal Jean Hoffman
Department: English

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Habitat Characteristics Affecting Allegheny Woodrat (Neotoma magister) Populations on the Chestnut Ridge in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Jennifer Nicole Hoffman
Department: Biology

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Linguistic Landscape of "Little Russia by the Sea," a Multilingual Community in a Brooklyn Area of New York City, Alena A. Litvinskaya
Department: English

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The Role of Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3β in the Regulation of Biological Rhythms in Paramecium Tetraurelia, Rachel Katherine Mialki
Department: Biology

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New Method for the Synthesis of Iodohydrins, Bernice Opoku-Agyeman
Department: Chemistry

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The Effect of Guanylate Cyclase (GC) Silencing and a GC Antagonist on the Biological Rhythms of Paramecium tetraurelia, Heather A. Rininger
Department: Biology

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Salamander Communities Inhabiting Ephemeral Streams in a Mixed Mesophytic Forest of Southern Appalachia, Dylan Regis Schneider
Department: Biology

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Psychological Outcomes of Adolescent Females' Early Sexual Initiation: An Analysis Using Wave 1 and 2 From The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Shelley Nicole Vukman
Department: Sociology

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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God Made Man in His Own Image, Leaving Woman to Find Her Own Spiritual Identity: An exploration of Medieval Female Pilgrims and Their Relationships with Their Bodies and Their God, Virginia Marie Bartges
Department: History

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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A Trans-national Comparison of Health Services for Alzheimer's Disease in the United States and Northern Ireland: How Do Institutions Achieve Quality Personal Care?, Brandie George
Department: Anthropology

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Blackface Brotherhood: A Case Study of Amateur Minstrelsy in Post World War II America, Stephen R. Logan Jr.
Department: History

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Popular Demand and Public Necessity: The Evolution of Presidential War Making Power, Jaci Anne Rodgers
Department: Political Science

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Kiss and Tell: Kissing and the Creation of the Modern Woman in 1930's Shanghai, Gina A. Russo
Department: History

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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National Song: Scottish Jacobite Ballads and the Shaping of Scottish National Identity, Megyn E. Dixon
Department: History

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The Question of Israel: A Comparative Review of the Archaeology of Iron Age Palestine, Amber Skye Flynn
Department: Anthropology

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Facial Expressivity and Social Interaction, Erica L. Fontana
Department: Anthropology

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How Lithium Disrupts Circadian Rhythms for Cadmium Toxicity and the Characterization of Lithium's Molecular Target in Paramecium tetraurelia, Kristin A. Juhasz
Department: Biology

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Prenatal Healthcare in Two Rural Communities: El Gusano, Mexico and Indiana, Pennsylvania, Jessica L. Lott
Department: Anthropology

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Garden Hunting: Using Stable Isotope Analysis to Determine Deer Behavior, Laura Short
Department: Anthropology

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MNI, MAU, ABC: Examining Methodological Bias in Faunal Analysis, Anna Watson
Department: Anthropology