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Theses/Dissertations from 2006

The Forgotten Gift: An Exploration of Student and Teacher Perceptions of Giftedness, Lori Gornall (Summer 2006)

Shadowless, Stephen Groves (Spring 2006)

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Federal Policy Responses to the 9/11 Attacks: An assessment of the policy making process since September 11, 2001, Ian J. Harlow (Spring 2006)

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Interpreting Interpretation in Psychoanalysis: Freud, Klein, and Lacan, Lynn Christine Harper (Spring 2006)

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The Effects of Women's Health and Life Experiences on Surgical Intervention, Debra Jeanne Hastings (Spring 2006)

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Adolescent Female Embodiment As A Transformational Experience In The Lives of Women: An Empirical Existential-Phenomenological Investigation, Allyson Havill (Summer 2006)

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An Assessment of the Levels of Stress Among Beginning Counselor Education Graduate Students, Students Beginning the Counseling Practicum and Students Graduating from their Program of Studies, Richard Christian Hoffman ( 2006)

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa 1244 pilin glycosylation: substrate specificity, glycan functionality, and application for vaccine development, Joseph Horzempa (Summer 2006)

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The Effect of PAPP-A on the Proliferation and Differentiation of MG-63 and Human Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Shelby Hott (Summer 2006)

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HOPE VI: A Case Study of Pittsburgh and New Orleans, Amy Ingram (Spring 2006)

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Oxygen Atom Transfer Chemistry of [Mo(VI)O2]2+ Cores and Geometric Rearrangement in [Mo(V)O]3+ Cores: Reactivity, Mechanisms and Electronic Structure of Functional Molybdoprotein Model Systems, Brian William Kail (Summer 2006)

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Steel Matters: Communicative Praxis of Community Relations in a Pluralistic Postmodern Society of Information Empowerment, Susan Kapusta (Fall 2006)

Courage for a Brave New World: Medical Genetics, Evolution, and a Roman Catholic Approach to Human Gene Transfer, Nicholas Kockler (Summer 2006)

Enological Characteristics of White Oak in the United States, Paul Michael Kolesar (Fall 2006)

Development of particle-based systems for the delivery of oligonucleotides into primary dendritic cells, Jeffrey Ryan Kovacs (Spring 2006)

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Property Rights as a Precondition to Development: A Case Study of Jamaica, Leah Kral (Spring 2006)

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Determinants of Attitudes and Perceptions Concerning Married Women in the Labor Force, Kristy Margaret Krivickas (Summer 2006)

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Being Touched by Music: A Phenomenological-Hermeneutical Approach to Understanding Tranformational Musical Experience, Kurt Kumler (Summer 2006)

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Teacher-School Board Member Trust Relationships and Their Perceived Influence on School Effectiveness, Pamela A. Lenz ( 2006)

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The Political Process Model: A Case Study of the Alaskan Native Land Rights Movement, 1959-1971, Kristine Michelle Liebner (Spring 2006)

Natural selection and the evolution of the invasive trophoblast in hominoid primates, Paul Michael Litman (Fall 2006)

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A Machine-Aided Approach to Intelligent Index Generation, Shelly Candita Lukon (Fall 2006)

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Structural and Thermodynamic Study of the Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein Interactions with G Quartet Forming MAP1B RNA, Samantha Ann Mader (Spring 2006)

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A Study of the Relationships between Superintendent Longevity, Board Member Longevity, Board Member Training, and School Districts Demonstrating Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) During the 2004-2005 School Year, Edward Maritz Jr. (Summer 2006)

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Solid-Phase Induction of Xenopus Laevis Animal Caps by FGF-2: A Novel Developmental Approach, Peter Maropis (Summer 2006)

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Crisis or Opportunity: An Investigation to Determine the State of Graduate Programs in Adult Education in the United States and Recommendations for Survival in the 21st Century, James J. McCarron (Summer 2006)

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Values as a Component of Leadership and Their Relationship to organizational Efficacy and Culture; An Ethnographic Study of Leaders' influence at a Pennsylvania Non-Profit Organization 1965-2005, Emma Lee McCloskey (Summer 2006)

A Descriptive Study of Authentic Leadership, Teacher Empowerment, and Organizational Climate, Elizabeth McMahon (Fall 2006)

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Portraits Through the Lens of Historicity: The American Family as Portrayed in Ladies Home Journal 1950-1959, Nancy Patton Mills ( 2006)

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Community and The Meal: A Rhetorical Investigation, Richard J. Mills Jr. ( 2006)

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A Quantitative Approach Towards Establishing Normal csp mRNA Accumulation Patterns in Escherichia coli K12, Khadijah Aisha Mitchell ( 2006)

Heart Matters: Contemporary American Fiction by Women and the Sentimental Tradition, Kara L. Mollis (Spring 2006)

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Economic Instruments for Water Pollution Control Policy making issues: Experiences from Colombia, Monica Mildrei Montoya (Summer 2006)

Attending Intending: Meaning and Making Sense in Husserl and Wittgenstein, Matthew Radford Morgan (Fall 2006)

Good Moments in Gestalt Body Process Psychotherapy: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study, Barbara Jean Nagrant (Spring 2006)

Clan Politics: Explaining the Persistence of Subethnic Divisions in Tajikistan: The Comparative Approach, Navruz Nekbakhtshoev (Summer 2006)

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Reading Specialist Practices at the Third Grade Level in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Bernadette Josephine Nemeth (Fall 2006)

The Influence of Lozenge on Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase 69D Expression, Barbara Nightingale (Summer 2006)

Julius K. Nyerere: Radical Equality and Socialism (Ujamaa), Casimir Nyaki (Fall 2006)

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The Rhetoric of Collaborative Ministry: A Perspective on Ministry Based on Augustine's Rhetorical Theory with Particular Reference to Abakaliki Diocese, Chux Cornelius Okochi (Summer 2006)

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An Investigation of Psychosocial Functioning for Children and Adolescents Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorders, Maura Paczan (Fall 2006)

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An Analysis of Perfusion Technology Preadmission Factors on Academic Success and American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion Certification Achievement, David Palmer (Summer 2006)

Characterization of the Metal Binding and Dimerization Properties of the Copper(I) Responsive Repressor Protein from the Enterococcus hirae Copper Homeostasis System, Kristina O. Pazehoski (Fall 2006)

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Detection and Management of Elder Abuse: Nurse Practitioner Self-Perceptions of Barriers and Strategies, Catherine Pearsall (Summer 2006)

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An Examination of the Changes in Depression, Anxiety and Quality of Life Among Patients Who Undergo Gastric Bypass Surgery, Thomas Petrone (Spring 2006)

Perceptions of Good Psychotherapy in a Community Mental Health Setting: Exploring the Contextual Nature of Treatment, Lisa Phillips (Spring 2006)

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Negotiating Boundaries from Within: A Feminist-Psychodynamic Investigation of Bulimia and Emotional Expression in Context, Deborah Pollack (Summer 2006)

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When Wombs Became Weapons: Women, Policy, and Propaganda in the Third Reich, Melanie Predis (Spring 2006)

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Nietzsche's Dialogic Ethic After Illusion: Rhetoric and Difference, John Prellwitz (Fall 2006)

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Transparency, Accountability and Public Participation as Foundations for Effective Operations of Natural Resource Funds: Implications for the Russian Stabilization Fund, Lada Progunova (Spring 2006)

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From Communicative Silencer to Responsive Listener: Participation and Public Dialogue in Benin, André Quenum (Summer 2006)

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A Mechanistic Evaluation of how Melatonin Enhances Alkaline Phosphatase Activity in Human Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Nicholas Radio (Spring 2006)

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Dopamine Uptake Inhibition Potency Fluctuations of Cocaine at the Dopamine Transporter, Suneetha Ramanujapuram (Summer 2006)

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?: Child Abuse in a Community Context, Gabrielle Rebottini (Spring 2006)

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The Meaning of Health among Midlife Russian-Speaking Women in the United States, Lenore Resick (Spring 2006)

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The Building of a New Left Conglomerate in the City of Ann Arbor: VOICE, the Black Action Movement, and the Human Rights Party (1965-1975), Terrence Restivo (Spring 2006)

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Normative practices and normative identities: A critical feminist investigation of pregnancy ultrasound, Bethany Riddle (Spring 2006)

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Genetic Population Structure of the Federally Endangered Etowah Darter, Etheostoma etowahae, Shane Ritchea (Summer 2006)

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"Teamsters are Beautiful" in the Twenty-first Century: The 'Sisterly' Organizing Rhetoric of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Elesha Ruminski (Summer 2006)

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Engaging Vernacular Voices: Exploring Online Public Spheres of Discourse for Everyday Citizens, Linda Schifino (Summer 2006)

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The Effects of Sex and Reproductive Condition on Chemosensory Communication in the Terrestrial Salamander, Plethodon shermani, Stephanie Schubert (Summer 2006)

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Culture Care Meanings, Beliefs and Practices of Rural Dominicans in a Rural Village of the Dominican Republic: An Ethnonursing Study Conceptualized within the Culture Care Theory, Gretchen Schumacher ( 2006)

The Effects of a Full-Day Kindergarten and Half-Day Kindergarten Program on First and Second Grade Literacy Achievement, Rula Skezas (Fall 2006)

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Examining the Impact of Crisis Assessment Training in the Triage Assessment Model, on the Self-Efficacy of Residential Treatment Facility Staff, Chad Snyder (Fall 2006)

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Color Models for Image Decomposition, Melissa Sovak (Spring 2006)

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Model Validation for Aqua Ammonia Scrubber Process and Exploratory Research into Alkyltin Pollutants: Alkyltin Method Evaluations, Kathleen Stutz (Fall 2006)

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Gender Differences on Organizational Commitment of U.S. and Japanese Firms in Thailand, Jian Sun ( 2006)

A Poetics of Scholarly Inquiry: Susan Howe, Charles Bernstein, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Megan Swihart Jewell (Fall 2006)

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The Isolation of Intragenic Suppressors to Point Mutations In the 3' Coding Region of ftsZ of Streptomyces coelicolor, Andrew Joseph Szabo (Summer 2006)

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College Choice and Persistence at a Small Private Catholic College: Why Do Students Leave?, James Theeuwes (Summer 2006)

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Ignorance and Marital Bliss: Women's Education in the English Novel, 1796-1895, Mary Tobin ( 2006)

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How Cumulative Stress Affected the Lived Experience of Emergency Medical Service Workers after a Horrific Natural Disaster: Implications for Professional Counselors, Scott Tracy (Fall 2006)

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Forecasting Short Term Trends in Prices of U.S. Stock Market, Benjamin Ward ( 2006)

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An Historical Study: The Translation of the Mission and Vision of the School of Education of Duquesne University Into Action Through the Major Pursuits and Achievements of the Deans in Response to the Needs of the Profession 1929 to 2004, Fred Webb ( 2006)

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An Examination of the Bio-Philosophical Literature on the Definition and Criteria of Death: When is Dead Dead and Why Some Donation After Cardiac Death Donors Are Not, Leslie Whetstine (Fall 2006)

Mitochondrial DNA in the Nuclear Genome: An Analysis of Numt Insertions during Primate Evolution, Julia Wildschutte (Summer 2006)

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The "Christian Faith Factor" and the African American Child During the Early Childhood Years, Julia Williams ( 2006)

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On the Day You Were Born: A Phenomenological Study of Fathers' Experience of Being Present at Their Children's Birth, Nick Williams ( 2006)

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Delinquency, Academic Underachievement, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Longitudinal Investigation of Developmental Sequencing and Interrelated Risk Factors, Kara Wisniewski (Fall 2006)

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Educational Facilities Planning: A Systems Model, Frederick Story Withum (Fall 2006)

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Growing old on the farm: An Ethnonursing examination of aging and health within the Agrarian rural subculture, Diane Witt (Fall 2006)

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There's No Place Like Home? The Effects of Childhood Themes on Women's Aspirations Toward Leadership Roles, Janet Wojtalik (Spring 2006)

Prophetic Symbol: The Sacrament of Marriage in the Theology of Michael G. Lawler, Randall Woodard (Spring 2006)

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Assessing the Effect of a Learning Organization on Change in Levels of Developmentally Supportive Care in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Barbara Zapalo (Summer 2006)

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

Hyphenated Identities and Border Crossings in Contemporary Literature by Arab American Women, Amal Abdelrazek (Fall 2005)

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The Church and the Voice of the Other: The Growth of the Faith Community and Dialogue in the Church, John Amankwah (Spring 2005)

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Media Literacy and Critical Thinking: Is There a Connection?, Edward Arke (Spring 2005)

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Dialogue as the Labor of Care: Welcoming a Unity of Contraries, Marie Baker-Ohler (Summer 2005)

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Occidentalism in Late Nineteenth Century Egypt, Alaa Bayoumi (Summer 2005)

Isolation of Promoters Specifically Utilized in a Mosquito Host by a Bacterial Symbiont, Dawn C. Bisi (Fall 2005)

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Games People Play: Identity and Relationships in an Online Role-Playing Game, Jennifer Bortle ( 2005)

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Bringing literature to life for sixth grade "reluctant readers": A collaborative, participatory study using Theatre for Young Audiences experiences to address aliteracy, Wayne Brinda (Spring 2005)

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The Limits of Philosophy: Plato's Sophist and Statesman, Mark Brouwer (Summer 2005)

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Rhetorical Implications of 'Professionalism' for Organizational Culture: Praxis of Mindfulness, Lynda Brown ( 2005)

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Political Neutrality and Humanitarian Aid: Practical Implications of Organizational Ideology, Nancy Bruni (Fall 2005)

The Morals of Language: Habermas, Levinas and Discourse Ethics, Joseph Campisi (Spring 2005)

Derivatization at Ultratrace Levels on Solid Phase Sorbents, Tara Carpenter (Spring 2005)

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Towards Optimal Tree Construction of Monotone Functions, Miao Chen ( 2005)

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The Rhetoric and Philosophy of Early American Discourse 1767-1801: Toward a Theory of Common Sense, James Cianciola ( 2005)

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Bergson's Aristotelian Theory of Duration and the History of Temporality, Daniel Collins-Cavanaugh (Spring 2005)