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Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Between Johannesburg and Jerusalem: A Comparative Analysis of Non-Violence as a Strategy for Political Change; the Case of Apartheid South Africa and the Occupied Territories of Palestine/Israel, Hassan Khannenje (Summer 2007)

Identification of Black Cohosh-Regulated Markers in Mammary Tumors from MMTV-neu Mice, Mary Kotlarczyk (Fall 2007)

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Biochemical Analysis of Cell Division Protein Complexes in Streptomyces coelicolor, Allen M. Kotun ( 2007)

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Positioning for Acceptance: How Women with HIV Infection Manage Their Relationships, Mary Kozy (Fall 2007)

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Releasing Our Technological Imaginations: A Translation of Maxine Greene's Aesthetic Educational Theory into the Language of Instructional Technology, Mara Linaberger (Spring 2007)

Quantitative Method Development for Organic Environmental Compounds Automating Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry, David Neal Lineman (Spring 2007)

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Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies of DNA and Proteins: Force Field Parameter Development of Small Ligands and Convergence Analysis for Simulations of Biomolecules, Anne Loccisano (Fall 2007)

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The Impact of Organizational Culture, Feminist Theory and Leadership of the First Seven Presidents on the Historical Development of Mercyhurst College (1926-1972), Mary Lee Lynch ( 2007)

A Philosophical Commentary on Aristotle's De Spiritu, Patrick Macfarlane (Fall 2007)

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Learning by Wandering: Using Technology to Nourish the Spirit, Marie Martin (Spring 2007)

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The Turn to the Neighbor: Emmanuel Levinas's Conceptual Affinities with Liberation Theology, Alain Mayama (Fall 2007)

The Relationship Between Soldier and Military Working Dog During the Vietnam War: An Empirical Existential Phenomenological Study, Sherri McGraw (Spring 2007)

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Smoke and Mirrors: A Cultural-Psychological Analysis of Tobacco Use, Michael Melczak (Fall 2007)

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A Comparison Between Habitual Pitch and Optimum Pitch in Preschool-Aged Children, Katie Micco (Summer 2007)

Following the Letter: Case Studies in the Application of Lacanian Theory to Psychotherapy, Michael Miller (Spring 2007)

Combating Red Brigades and Al Qaeda: The Evolution of Counterterrorism, Riccardo Monaco (Spring 2007)

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Psychopathic traits and social-cognitive processes in aggressive youth, Colleen Morris (Spring 2007)

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The Politics of Medical Syncretism in the Ghanaian National Healthcare System, Mark Morrison ( 2007)

Exploration Seeking Reclamation: The Significant, Integrating Distinction of Hope as Irascible Passion and as Theological Virtue in St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae, Marie Mulloney (Spring 2007)

An adequate account of the sensible world: Aristotle and Merleau-Ponty. A comparative study, Pachomius Okogie (Spring 2007)

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Demystifying A Sexual Perversion: An Existential Reading of Sadomasochism and Erich Fromm's Call to Love, Salvatore Palazzolo (Summer 2007)

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Interfacial Properties of Oligo (ethylene glycol)-Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers on Stainless Steel 316L, Kelly Papariella (Fall 2007)

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From the Bottom up: Isaac Craig and the Process of Social and Economic Mobility During the Revolutionary era, Melissah Pawlikowski (Spring 2007)

[un]Defining Poetry: The Poetry of René Magritte and Art of Steve McCaffery, Courtney Pfahl (Fall 2007)

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Sacrament of Deification: The Eucharistic Vision of Alexander Schmemann in Light of the Doctrine of Theosis, Janet Puppo (Spring 2007)

Surface Modification of Stainless Steel 316L for Application in Biomaterials, Aparna Raman (Fall 2007)

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Life of the People, Body of the People: Re-reading the Imagery of the Body Politic, Wade Roberts (Spring 2007)

To Blog or Not to Blog? A Comparative Study of the Effects of Blogging in the Teaching of Writing in the High School Classroom, Nicole Roth (Spring 2007)

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Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice: Involving Group Therapists in the Development of Clinically Relevant Research Questions and Methodologies, Mandy Schleifer (Summer 2007)

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Pediatric Physical Therapists and Evidence Based Practice: A Participatory Action Research Project, Joseph Schreiber (Summer 2007)

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Quantitative Differences in the Conversational Performance of People with Severe Expressive Aphasia Using Three Types of Visual Screen Displays on Speech Generating Devices, Jennifer Seale (Summer 2007)

Provinciality Is a Boon, Not a Curse: Renewing Mahatma Gandhi's Call for Swadeshi in a Global Economy, Reshmi Sen (Fall 2007)

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Differences in Types and Severity of Consequences of High-Stakes Testing as Realized Between Low and High Performing High Schools and the Impact on the Instructional Programs in Their Schools, Samuel Signorino (Summer 2007)

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Meeting the Absurd: Camus and the Communication Ethics of the Everyday, Brent Sleasman (Fall 2007)

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Spiritual Leadership as an Effective Leadership Style for the Public School Superintendent, Sherri Smith ( 2007)

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Looping: the Impact of a Multi-Year Program on the Academic Progress, Retention, and Special Education Placements of Students in Two South Central Pennsylvania Schools, Joseph Snoke (Summer 2007)

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Utilizing Environmental Factors and Basic Principles of Pragmaticism to Establish a Theoretical Framework for Integrating Learning Object Based Instruction (LOBI) into K-12 Instructional Practice, Alex Stone (Spring 2007)

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The Mathematics behind Speciated Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry, Jingyan Sun ( 2007)

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The Elgamal Cryptosystem is better than Th RSA Cryptosystem for Mental Poker, Ipek Tetikoglu (Spring 2007)

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School Success Among African American Male Adolescents: An Existential Examination of Protective Factors, Carol Thomas ( 2007)

An Examination of Selected Noncognitive Variables and NCLEX-RN Success of Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Kathryn Tinkelenberg (Spring 2007)

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A Comparison of Self-Acceptance among Counselor Education Master's Degree Students at the Beginning, Practicum Level, and Graduation from Their Program of Studies, Baljinder Uppal (Summer 2007)

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A Model for Humane Economic Development: Hernando de Soto, Property Rights, and the Preferential Option for the Poor, Robert Van der Waag (Spring 2007)

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Effect of Steroids and Sulfated Steroids on Growth of the Human MG-63 Osteoblast-like Cell Line, Laura Vollmer (Summer 2007)

Nondestructive Prediction of Drug Release from Tablets Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, Randall Voytilla (Spring 2007)

Cyclic Metalated Nitriles: Alkylations and Cyclizations, Guoqing Wei (Fall 2007)

Metalated Nitriles: Cation-Controlled Cyclizations, Yunjing Wei (Spring 2007)

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African American Perceptions of Childhood Behavioral Disorders and Mental Health Services, Chant Wellington (Spring 2007)

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A Narrative of Charitable Acknowledgment: Reframing Interpersonal Communication in Intimate Relationships, Cory Williams ( 2007)

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Structure and Mobility through Capillary Electrophoresis, John T. Williams ( 2007)

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Action Research: An Investigation of Teacher Perceptions of a Job-embedded Professional Development Program in a Suburban High School, Kenneth Williams ( 2007)

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Confidence and Willingness among Preservice Teachers to Use Technology to Support Learner-Centered Strategies that Address the Diverse Needs of Students: A Multimedia Experience, Junko Yamamoto (Spring 2007)

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Advertising as Epideictic Rhetoric and Its Implications for Ethical Communication, Cem Zeytinoglu (Fall 2007)

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MP3 and Culturally Free, Michelle Zuckerman-Parker (Fall 2007)

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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"Doing the Right Thing": A Study of Cross-Generational Eldercare Decision-making in Community and Disease Context, Jeannie Baron-Yenerall (Summer 2006)

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A molecular dissection of the mating system in the bluntnose minnow, Pimephales notatus, Rebecca Abrasheff (Spring 2006)

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Authentic Dasein as Pathway to Heideggerianism as a Political Philosophy - a Political Vibration of Being and Time, Thomas Akpen (Summer 2006)

Catholicism and Orthodoxy: The "Struggle" for "Reunion" from the Second Vatican Council to the Holy Year 2000, M. Paracleta Amrich (Spring 2006)

Identification of Gene Products Involved in Glycerophosphoinositol Metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Puneet Anand (Fall 2006)

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How Principals Lead to Promote Inclusive Practices: A Descriptive Study, Janet Armstrong (Summer 2006)

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Preparing Preservice Teachers to Use Positive Behavior Supports in General Education Classrooms, Ruth Auld (Spring 2006)

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"Doing the Right Thing": A Study of Cross-Generational Eldercare Decision-making in Community and Disease Context, Jeannie Baron-Yenerall (Fall 2006)

Trinitarian Pneumatology and a Contemporary Theology of Mary: an Analysis and Reinterpretation, Joyce Bautch (Fall 2006)

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Molecular Genetic Analysis of Division and Development in Streptomyces coelicolor, Jennifer Ann Bennett ( 2006)

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Does Caring Matter?: A Qualitative Study of Urban African American Alternative School Students Perceptions of Their School Experiences, Past and Present, Victoria Berger (Spring 2006)

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Bayesian Analysis of Discrete Longitudinal Data, Nicholas Bernini (Spring 2006)

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A Comparison of Quality of Life in Adult Patients with Heart Failure in Two Medical Settings: A Heart Failure Clinic and a Physician Practice, Janet Bischof (Fall 2006)

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Kantian Meadows: A Just Nursing Home Grounded in the Categorical Imperative, Faith Bjalobok (Spring 2006)

Outgrowth Formation in MT1-CHO Cells is Dependent Upon Gi Protein Activation, Elevated and Sustained MAP Kinase Activation and Intact Microtubules, Corry Bondi (Fall 2006)

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Component Processes in the Predictors of Reading Achievement: Direct and Indirect Effects, Bryson Bresnahan (Fall 2006)

Assessing the Effectiveness of a Community's Collaborative Efforts in Meeting the Needs of At-Risk Students: Setting the Stage for the Advancement of Alternatives in an Urban Public Education System, Michael B. Brinkos (Summer 2006)

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The Effectiveness of the BICUM Study-Reading Instructional Strategy on Reading Comprehension and Self-Efficacy Levels of First-Year, First-Semester College Students Enrolled in a Three-Credit Developmental Reading and Study Skills Course, Gwendolyn Brown-Durham (Summer 2006)

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Depression, Volition, and Death: The Effect of Depressive Disorders on the Autonomous Choice to Forgo Medical Treatment, Matthew Butkus (Spring 2006)

Parent Involvement in Special Education: Initial Barriers to Participation, Lelona Carey (Summer 2006)

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Advanced Image Processing Methods for Automated Quantitative Microstructural Analysis, Jonathan Chambers (Spring 2006)

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How Perioperative Define, Attribute Causes of, and React to Intraoperative Nursing Errors, Robin Chard (Fall 2006)

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Telementoring And Computer Mediated Discussions: A Description Of Online Instructors' Support, Mary Sue Cicciarelli (Fall 2006)

Perceptual Coherence: Multisensory Perception and Embodied Dynamics, Matthew C. Costello (Spring 2006)

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Plato's View of Tyranny, Antonis Coumoundouros (Spring 2006)

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Sustaining Child Outcomes from the Early Childhood Initiative Project: Evaluation of School Age Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Amy Crans-Stafford (Fall 2006)

The Rhetoric of Race: Toward a Revolutionary Construction of Black Identity, Maria Davidson (Spring 2006)

Creating A Healthcare Culture Of Patient Safety: A Retrospective Analysis Of Change Readiness Associated With The Implementation Of Computerized Provider Order Entry, Bonnie Dean (Fall 2006)

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Human Development in Populorum Progressio: Challenging Uganda's Development Claims, Peter Debo (Fall 2006)

Educational Initiatives Promoting Women Entrepreneurs: The Significance of a PowerLink Panel On Women Entrepreneurs, Kathleen DeRose (Fall 2006)

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Between Humanity and Divinity: Christ Consciousness in Jacques Maritain's On the Grace and Humanity of Jesus and the Epistemology of Michael Polanyi, Stephen Doering (Fall 2006)

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Disenfranchising the Black Other: A Critique of American Drug Laws, Heather Dorsey (Spring 2006)

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The lived experience of Lebanese oncology patients receiving palliative care, Myrna Doumit (Spring 2006)

Perceptions of elementary, middle/junior-high, and high school principals on the importance of having specific supervisory skills and specific supervisory training to supervise school counselors, John Duffy (Fall 2006)

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Truth as Relationship: The Psychology of E. Graham Howe, Ian Charles Edwards ( 2006)

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Microbial Transformation of Arsenic and the Characterization of Clostridium sp. strain OhILAs, Edward Fisher (Fall 2006)

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Participant Feelings and Views of the IDPEL Center Adventure Program and its Effect on the Self-Efficacy and Personal Leadership Development, Maurice Flurie III (Fall 2006)

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Approximating Interfacial Adhesion Energies of Thermal Barrier Coatings, Richard Foukes (Fall 2006)

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School Administrators' Perceptions of the CACREP School Counseling Standards, Sandra M. Frey-Mckeown ( 2006)

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The Impact of "Parents Feeling Capable" Treatment on the Self-Efficacy of Low Socio-Economic Parents, L. Robert Furman (Summer 2006)

Evaluation of the In Vitro Biocompatibility of Novel Polyurethane Materials for Use in Bone Tissue Engineering, Katie Gallagher (Spring 2006)

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Lyric Subjectivity, Ethics, Contemporary Poetics: Claudia Rankine, Fanny Howe, Elizabeth Robinson, Maureen Gallagher (Spring 2006)

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Quo Vadis: An Integrated Direction for Catholic Media Technology Engagement, Eugene M. Gan (Spring 2006)

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The Experience of Being a Full-Time Nursing Faculty Member in a Baccalaureate Nursing Education Program, Elizabeth A. Gazza (Fall 2006)

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The Role of Christian Faith in Public Moral Discourse: A Comparison of Selected Works from H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., Stanley Hauerwas, and Richard A. McCormick, Andrew William Getz (Fall 2006)

Family Identity Discourse: A Study of Ego Development in Sibling Relationships, Jamie Ghany (Spring 2006)