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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Determining the Specific Transition Needs of Military and Veteran Students (MVS), A Qualitative/Mixed Methods Study, Donald Accamando

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Public Health Disasters: A Global Ethical Framework, Michael Olusegun Afolabi

Cultural Care and Inviting Practices: Building Relationships in an Urban Elementary School. Teacher Perspectives in Forming Positive Teacher-Student Relationships Based on Care and Equity, Eva J. Allen

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The Ethical Obligation for Disclosure of Medical Error in the Intensive Care Unit, Saleh A. Alnahdi

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Altruism, Autonomy, and Human Dignity for the Sustainability of Post-Mortal Organ Donation, Aiyub Mohammad Fahad Alwehaibi

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An Ethical Framework for Global Governance for Health Research, Kiarash Aramesh

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Outsourcing Our Memory 2.0: Using Walter Ong's Orality/Literacy Studies to Recognize Technologies Effects on Memory, Rishi Raj Bahl

Trauma and Aggression in Juvenile Offenders, Cassandra M. Berbary

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A CACREP-Informed Counselor Educator Developmental Model: Identifying Counselor Skills and Supports Needed For Neophyte Counselor Educators, Ryan Bowers

Youth Bear Witness to Mentoring of the Black Church for College Readiness, Mary Louise Buckley

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Universal Principles of Bioethics and Patient Rights in Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Abdulbasit Bukhari

Perceptions and Predictions with School Climate: Analyzing the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory, Danielle Cimorelli

Refugee-Led Organizations and the Obstacles They Face: A Comparative Study of Syria Bright Future and the Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh, Priscila Elizabeth Cordoba Montoya

Quality of Care in Patients with Cirrhosis and Ascites, Hepatic Encephalopathy or Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis, Ankur Dashputre

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Becoming a Priestly People: A Biblical Theology of Liturgical Sacrifice as Spiritual Formation, Ximena DeBroeck

An Investigation of a Peer Coaching Model on the Professional Learning and Teacher Self-Efficacy of Elementary Literacy Teachers, Amy M. Dellapenna

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"Unorthodox Conduct": Re-membering Queer Africa in Literature and Film, Matthew Patrick Durkin

The Lived Experience of Trauma Counselor Supervisors, Nancy N. Fair

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Structure & Simulation: Growth and Evolution in Generative Music, Dane Filipczak

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The Lived Experience of Individuals Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) While Residing in a Rural Region of Northern Appalachia, Renee Elizabeth Gilhousen

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The Lived Experiences of School Counselors Participating in Yoga: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study of Self-Care, Susan Giovengo-Gurrera

Trauma-Focused Therapists’ Perceptions and Lived Experiences of Evidence-Based Practices (EBPS) when Delivering Sexual Trauma Interventions to Clients, Carlos Eduardo Golfetto

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The Relationship between Testing Frequency and Student Achievement in Eighth-Grade Mathematics: An International Comparative Study Based on TIMSS 2011, Ufuk Guven

Theory of Subjectification in Gilles Deleuze: A Study of the Temporality in Capitalism, Boram Jeong

An Examination of Different Motivational Orientations That Drive Graduate Students To Continue/Complete Their Education in the U.S, Cebrail Karayigit

Structure or Knot: What Phenomenology and Asperger’s Syndrome can Teach Lacanian Psychoanalysis About Subjective Constitution, Shannon D. Kelly

Drawing Conclusions about Aphasia: An Examination of the Relationship between Word Retrieval, Drawing, and Semantics, Joanne Kinney

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Relational Interreligious Dialogue: Interdisciplinary Arguments from Creator/Creature Theology and Quantum Entanglement, Joyce Ann Konigsburg

Experiences and Perceptions of Rural Postpartum Women With Substance Use Disorders Inclusive of Opioids Regarding Their Care, Debra Kramlich

Impact of anti-viral immunity on neural stem/progenitor cell activity and implications for CNS development, Apurva Kulkarni

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Reconstructing the War in Iraq: Post-9/11 American War Fiction in Dialogue with Official-Media Discourse, Ashley Kunsa

Paul Ricoeur's Hermeneutics of the Self: Living in the Truth, Fergus James Laughland

Job Satisfaction and Empowerment of Self-Employed Nurse Practitioners: A Mixed Methods Study, Catherine Lyden

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Job Satisfaction and Empowerment of Self-Employed Nurse Practitioners: A Mixed Methods Study, Catherine Lyden

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Water Quality Analysis of Watersheds in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Linnea Ellen Manley

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Elemental trauma: A case study of living with contaminated water near sites of Marcellus Shale gas extraction, Christopher John McCann

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The Ethics of Futility Across the Age Continuum, Katherine D. McCord

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Predicting Bankruptcy and Catastrophic Loss: A Portfolio Approach, Michael McKibben

Examining the Relationship between Technology & Engineering Instruction and Technology & Engineering Literacy in K-8 Education, Tamarra L. Mitchell

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The Ethical Right to Healthcare in the Affordable Care Act, Stella Morden

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Exiles on Main Street: A Pedagogy of Popular Music Through Technology and Aesthetic Education, Jordan Mroziak

Does Speech-To-Text Assistive Technology Improve the Written Expression of Students with Traumatic Brain Injury?, Michaela Ann Noakes

A Review of 'Big Data' Variable Selection Procedures For Use in Predictive Modeling, Sarah Papke

Effects of Anxiety Treatment Using Coping Cat on Problem Behaviors in the Classroom, Kristen Elise Pearson

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Counselor Education Unplugged? An Exploration of Current Attitudes Surrounding the Use of Online Learning as a Modality in Graduate Counselor Education, Eric James Perry

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Phylogeny, Psychology, and the Vicissitudes of Human Development: The Anxiety of Atavism, Frank Pittenger

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Revamping the United States Organ Donation System: An Ethical Justification for Compensated Live Organ Donation, Jordan Potter

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An Examination of Factors Affecting Hemoglobin A1c Levels and Self-Care Behaviors among Type 2 Diabetic Patients in the Primary Care Setting, Courtney Daron Proie

An Examination of Factors Affecting Hemoglobin A1c Levels and Self-Care Behaviors among Type 2 Diabetic Patients in the Primary Care Setting, Courtney Daron Proie

Social Metacognition in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Environments: A Comparison in an Online and Face-To-Face Information Literacy Course, Marcia Elizabeth Rapchak

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Perceptions of Care During the Prenatal Period: An Ethnonursing Study of African American Childbearing Women in the Military Health System, Thecly Hines Scott

Workplace Bullying in Certified Rehabilitation Counselors and Levels of Depression as Measured with the BDI®-II AND WPVB, Mary R. Shuma Rudberg

Counselor Supervisors' Perceptions of the Importance of Social Justice Competence in Novice Counselors, Elisabeth Bradley Simpson

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How Can the Use of Human Enhancement (HE) Technologies in the Military Be Ethically Assessed?, Philip Andrew Taraska

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"What a Poor, Passive Machine": The Psychosomatic Heroine from Richardson to Austen, Sara Elizabeth Tavela

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Fault Lines, Robert D. Traugh

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Truth Telling Beyond Borders: An African Perspective, John Twinomujuni

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Development of Binary Composite Solid Microparticles for Improved Intranasal Absorption of Low Permeation Drug Molecules, Dipy Madhukar Vasa

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On the Cover of The Rollin’ Stone: How Rolling Stone Magazine Frames Politics and News, Ashley Anne Walter

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Perceptions of Disability, Identity, Agency, Goal Attainment, and Young Adult Disability Programs, Rachel Elizabeth Kallem Whitman

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Race, Retreat, and Refuge: Black Voices, American Nature Writing, and Ecocritical Exile, Bryon Patrick Williams

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Techno-Salvation: Developing a Christian Hermeneutic of Enhancement Technology, Richard Landrum Wilson

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The Utility of a Theoretical Framework of a Culture of Leadership, James E. Wortman

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The Experiences of Registered Nurses Injured by Interpersonal Violence while on Duty in an Emergency Department, Salena Wright-Brown

Improving Metacognitive Awareness and Authentic Teaching Practices through Scaffolding Goal Setting and Reflective Practices with ECD Majors at the Community College Level, Melanie Renee Yeschenko

An Investigation of Geriatric Microaggressions, Relations with Depression in Later Life, and the Moderating Effect of Coping, Lisa Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Christian Supersessionism and the Dilemma of Dialogue in Jos Nigeria: Exploring Panikkar’s Dialogical Dialogue as a Paradigm for Interreligious Dialogue, Martin Ahiaba

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Transnational Public Relations in Postcolonial Spaces: Making Space for other Discourses in the Afghan Public Sphere, Arshia Anwer

Culture Counts: Examining the Effectiveness of a Culturally Focused Empowerment Program For At-Risk Black Girls, Candice Nicole Aston

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Marriage in the 21st Century: From a State of Confusion to a State of Being, Gemma Margaret Anne Barriteau

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The Effect of Melatonin Upon Post-Acute Withdrawal Among Males in a Residential Treatment Program (M-Paws): A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial, Corry D. Bondi

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The Moderating Role of Body Appreciation on the Feminine Ideology and Aggression, Julie Buzgon

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Perception and Language: Using the Rorschach with People with Aphasia, V. Terri Collin Dilmore

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René Girard, Sacrifice, and the Eucharist, Michael Joseph Darcy

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Use of an integrated multimodal communication treatment with individuals with severe traumatic brain injury, Sarah K. Diehl

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The Necessity for Communicative Engagement Capability in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions, Elizabeth Ann DuWaldt

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Self Care Among Filipino Immigrants in the United States Who Have Hypertension, Emerson E. Ea

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An Ethical Argument for a Specific Model of Palliative Care in Nigeria, Dozie Egbe

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The Role of Rhetoric: Ong’s Ramus Research as a Hermeneutic Opening for Mediated Communication, Melinda Farrington

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Cyberbullying, Suicidal Behavior, and Emotional Intelligence: A Portentous Combination, Eric J. Fenclau

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Eudaimonia: Utilizing Aristotle's Good Life to Inform Organizational Communication to Reimagine Human Resources Management, Matthew Anthony Fuss

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Leaps of faith: Trainees' experiences of not knowing in psychotherapy, Rachel Francine Gottlieb

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Justifying War in Ukraine: An Analysis of Speeches, Excerpts and Interviews by Vladimir Putin, Irene Goudimiak

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Early Greek Philosophy and the Discovery of Nature, Justin Habash

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The Return of Participatory Scriptural Hermeneutics in Evangelicalism: An Augustinian Philosophy of Communication, Joshua David Hill

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Social Functioning Characteristics of a Young Adult with a History of Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Nicole Anne Hill

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Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Marshall McLuhan and Communication Ethics: The Taming of Americanitis, Julie A. Cramer Hunsberger

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The Ethical Analysis of the Connection between Hope and Fertility Preservation, Leah Jeunette

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Microflora of the equine gut and its ramifications on the development of laminitis; A comparison of fecal and cecal diversity and Illumina and Roche 454 sequencers, Matthew John Jevit

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Barriers and Facilitators to Diabetes Self-Management in a Primary Care Setting – Patient and Physician Perspectives, Rahul Khairnar

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Making Sense of Sensory Processing: A Pilot Program for Parents and Teachers Educating the Use of Sensory Intervention in Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Kelsey Kinnare

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Sexual Desire(s) and the Desire for Intimacy: An Autoethnographic Exploration, Nikolaos D. Kiskiras

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Group External Memory Aid Treatment for Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alyssa Lanzi

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A Randomized Controlled Trial Assessing the Impact of an Innovative Approach to Educating New to Practice Nurses, Evelyn Lengetti

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My Do Over: A Case Study of an Intentional Focus on Relationship Building, by the School Leadership, in a Newly Formed School, Jean Marie Livingston

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Every Parent's Worst Nightmare: Surveillance of Criteria-based, Rampage School Shooters, 1995-2015, Paul Lomax

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Development of Reading Comprehension Skills Among Students With Intellectual Disabilities Using Technologically-Based Reading Programs, Ella Macklin

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Exploring Variables of Post-Operative Depression, Mary Malitas

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Analysis of the Water Quality of the Kiskiminetas River System and Its Impacts on the Allegheny River, Pennsylvania, Emily Catherine Mashuda

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Parent and Teacher Perceptions of Employment Readiness of Students with Intellectual Disabilities, Lindsay Ann McGuirk