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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Influence of Loving-Kindness Meditation on Everyday Experiences of Being Angry: An Empirical Phenomenological Study, Ibrahim I. Kurdieh (Summer 2014)

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Teaching in a 21st Century Educational Context: A Case Study to Explore the Alignment between Vision, Instruction and the Needs of the 21st Century Workplace, Evagkelia Lendis (Spring 2014)

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University Education in a Postmodern Era: Building a Narrative Ethic of Civil Communication in the Classroom, Jill Dishart Leontiadis ( 2014)

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Parental Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Outcomes: A Study of Biological Mothers and their Children in Out-of-Home Placement in Allegheny County, Courtney Lewis (Spring 2014)

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The One Table of Christ's Word and Body: the Unity of Scripture and Eucharist in Dei Verbum and its Theological Precursors, Robert Matthew London (Spring 2014)

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The Smartpen as a Mediational Tool for Learning Language and Content Areas: The Case of English Learners in Mainstream Classrooms, Rae Mancilla (Summer 2014)

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A Constructivist Approach to Promoting Spiritual Competencies in Counselor Trainees, Devon Manderino (Summer 2014)

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The Philosophers' Stone: Alchemical Imagination and the Soul's Logical Life, Stanton Marlan (Fall 2014)

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The Coordination Chemistry of Dithione Ligands: Design, Syntheses, Characterization and reactivity study of Molybdenum and Select First Row Transition Metal Complexes, Benjamin Mogesa (Fall 2014)

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Max Scheler's Critical Theory: The Idea of Critical Phenomenology, Eric J. Mohr (Summer 2014)

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The Effects Of Elevated Total Dissolved Solids On The Behavior And Survival Of The Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander, Desmognathus Ochrophaeus, Megan M. Morrissey (Spring 2014)

What Fragments Shore My Ruins?: Identity and Representation in The Eye Of The Mirror, Kindred, and A Wreath Upon The Dead, Shreyashi Mukherjee (Spring 2014)

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Are You My Brother's Keeper: Challenging the Systemic Racism That Fosters Low Expectations for Black Males in Public Schools, Shana Denise Nelson ( 2014)

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An Ethical Justification for Post-Trial Access to Anti-Retroviral Drugs for Participants and Host Populations in Developing Countries: A Global Justice Perspective, Evaristus Chiedu Obi (Fall 2014)

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A Call for Action: Challenging Educator Beliefs and Structures to Support Significant Student Learning, Bryan E. O'Black (Fall 2014)

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The Open Class Authorship Attribution Problem: A Comparison of Mixture-of-Experts Methods within the JGAAP Framework, James Orlo Overly (Spring 2014)

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The Role of ERK5 in Dopamine Neuronal Survival, Mayur Parmar (Spring 2014)

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Design and Synthesis of Pyrimidine Fused Heterocycles as Single Agents with Combination Chemotherapy Potential, Roheeth Pavana (Spring 2014)

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Methodology for Trace and Ultratrace Analysis of Primary Amines, Sean Christopher Pawlowski (Fall 2014)

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C. S. Lewis and the Premodern Rhetorical Tradition: The Abolition of Man as Rhetoric and Philosophy of Education, Nicholas Ryan Pertler (Fall 2014)

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Italian Immigration in the United States, Giuseppe Piccoli (Fall 2014)

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Occurrence and Effects Of Repeated Trauma Exposure In Emergency Medical Personnel, Casie Ann Probst (Spring 2014)

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Examination of the Influence of Instructional Coaching on Teacher and Principal Behavior, Attitudes, and the Resultant Learning Environment, Cynthia Pulkowski (Spring 2014)

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Differences in Perceptions of Student Experiences Between Residential and Commuter Sub-Populations in Higher Education, Alia M. Pustorino (Summer 2014)

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Effects of Semantic Feature Analysis+Multimodal Communication Program for Word Retrieval and Switching Behavior in Primary Progressive Aphasia, Alicia M. Rebstock (Summer 2014)

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A retrospective data analysis in veterans with inflammatory bowel disease: Using Wagner's Chronic Care Model to explore medication adherence, Lori K. Rizzo (Summer 2014)

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Toward a Community-Centric Approach to Address School Discipline Disparity, Jacqueline Roebuck Sakho (Fall 2014)

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Crystal structure, electronic structure, and physicochemical characterization of diamond-like semiconductors prepared by high-temperature solid-state synthesis, Kimberly Ann Rosmus ( 2014)

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Nietzsche and Comedy: Provocative Laughter Amidst a Tragic Philosophy, Michael C. Rudar (Summer 2014)

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Constructions of the Muse: Blues Tribute Poems in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century American Poetry, Emily Rutter ( 2014)

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Tackling Urban Poverty in the Secondary Learning Environment, Nina Marie Sacco (Summer 2014)

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The Search for Novel Antibiotic Compounds Through Molecular Modeling and Structure-Function Analysis of CspE in E. coli K12, Andre Duane Samuel (Summer 2014)

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Being Better at Doing Good: Organizational Engagement and Foreign Management Practices in DPR (North) Korea, Rajarshi Sen (Fall 2014)

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Educators' Perceptions of Twitter for Educational Technology Professional Development: A Uses and Gratifications Expectancy Model, Douglas C. Strahler (Fall 2014)

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The Role of the B-Type Phospholipases in S. cerevisiae: Function, Regulation, and Physiological Relevance in Lipid Homeostasis, Beth A Surlow (Summer 2014)

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Crisis Clinician's Lived Experience of Clinical Supervision, Elizabeth A. Sysak (Fall 2014)

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Are Community Food Assistance Programs Meeting the Needs Of Food-Insecure Households in Pittsburgh's North Side Neighborhoods?, Ryan M. Van Dinter (Summer 2014)

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Dopamine Transporter (DAT) and Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor 5 (MGLU5) Irreversible Probes for Identifying Anti-Psychostimulant Therapeutics, Ranganadh Velagaleti (Spring 2014)

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Factors Influencing Nurses' Intentions to Provide Weight Management Education to Hospitalized Obese Adults, Milissa Volino (Summer 2014)

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Communication and Response-ability: Levinas and Kierkegaard in Conversation, Beth A. Walter ( 2014)

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The Underrepresentation of Black Students in Advanced Placement Classes: A Local Response to a National Issue, Tia Wanzo (Fall 2014)

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The Impact of Structured Debriefing, Following Simulation, on BSN Student Development of Clinical Reasoning and Clinical Judgment Skills, Robin Weaver (Summer 2014)

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Modulation of Immunity via Antibodies Displayed on in situ Forming Peptide Co-assemblies, Yi Wen (Summer 2014)

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The Genetics of Conservation Translocations: A Comparison of North American Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos canadensis) and Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Maria Wheeler (Summer 2014)

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A Decentralized Approach to Confront the Debasement of Black Male Student Athletes Who Attend PWI'S, Ronald William Whitaker II (Fall 2014)

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Parent-Teacher Engagement During Child-Centered Pedgogial Change in Elementary School: The Lived Experiences of Teachers and Involved Parents, Cristiana P. White ( 2014)

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The Race for Privilege in Blackness: Transformative Leadership in Traversing Space in Search of Black Queer Cool, Tiffany Wilkins (Fall 2014)

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Lipoprotein Subclass Measurements by an Updated Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Method in the Prediction of Coronary Artery Disease in Type 1 Diabetes, Qing Xu (Summer 2014)

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A Follow-up Study to Determine the Effectiveness of a Faculty Development Program Designed to Transition to a Student-Centered Approach at Xi'an Eurasia University in China, Huixiang Yuan (Spring 2014)

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The Role of G-Quadruplex RNA Motif in Fragile X Syndrome, Yang Zhang ( 2014)

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The Application of Mass Spectrometric Measurement Techniques for the Evaluation and Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Gregory M. Zinn (Spring 2014)

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Survey of Well Water Contamination in a Rural Southwestern Pennsylvania Community with Unconventional Shale Gas Drilling, Shyama Karen Alawattegama (Fall 2013)

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Molecular Insights into the Distinct Mechanisms Regulating the TLR4 Mediated Activation, Shut Down, and Endotoxin Tolerance of the IL1B and TNF Genes, Juraj Adamik (Spring 2013)

Israel, the Church, and Eschatological Hope: Moltmann's Millenarianism and the Jewish-Catholic Question., Steven Aguzzi (Fall 2013)

Hospitality and Friendship as Effective Tools for Sustained Interreligious Dialogue: A Case Study of the Catholic Community of Ihievbe, Edo State, Nigeria, SimonMary Asese Aigbomobea Aihiokhai (Fall 2013)

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The Effect of L-DOPA and Natural Products on Age-Related Motor Deficits and Dopaminergic Cell Survival, Erika Nicole Allen ( 2013)

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A room of one's own, revisited: An existential-hermeneutic study of female solitude, Karin Arndt (Fall 2013)

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Exploring Predictors of Professional School Counselors' Ability to Accurate Recognize and Likelihood to Appropriately Report Child Sexual Abuse, Richard Joseph Behun ( 2013)

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Relational Aggression, Social Aggression, and Antisocial Personality Features: An Investigation of Bullying Behavior in a Sample of Juvenile Offenders, George Ronald Bell ( 2013)

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Transport and Metabolism of Glycerophosphodiesters by Candida albicans, Andrew C Bishop (Spring 2013)

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Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein: Self-Regulation and miRNA Pathway Involvement, Anna Blice-Baum (Summer 2013)

The Addition of Melatonin to 17beta-Estradiol and Progesterone Modulated Markers Relevant to Mammary Tumor Development and Modulated Steroid Receptors Relevant to Uterine Protection in a Mouse Model of Breast Cancer, Corry Dominic Bondi (Summer 2013)

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Structure Determination by X-Ray Diffraction Methods and Physicochemical Characterization of Quaternary Diamond-Like Semiconductors, Carl David Brunetta (Spring 2013)

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Synthesis and Physicochemical Characterization of Heavily Doped CuInS2 Diamond-Like Semiconductors, Johanna D. Burnett ( 2013)

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A Transition Program: Students' Experiences and Perspectives, Donna Marie Burns (Summer 2013)

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The Crack Room: A Study of Therapeutic Techniques and the Response to Drug-Related Cues, Hallie Smith Carlton (Summer 2013)

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Effects of Semantic + Multimodal Communication Program for Switching Behavior in Severe Aphasia, Shannon A. Carr (Summer 2013)

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Differential Expressions of Nodal-Signal Transducers and Global Transcriptional Repression Commit Vegetal Cells in Eleutherodactylus Coqui to Form Nutritional Endoderm, Suman Chatterjee (Summer 2013)

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The Rhetorical Turn in United States Diplomacy Praxis: Public Diplomacy 2.0, Randy Edward Cole (Spring 2013)

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Effect of Acupuncture on Menopausal Memory Changes in Women with Breast Cancer, Elizabeth Cole Collins ( 2013)

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Molecular Evolution of Hominoid Seminal Plasma Genes, Sarah Jean Carnahan Craig ( 2013)

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"individual yet as one": Performing Deafness and Performing Community in Mark Medoff's Children of a Lesser God, Mariah Crilley (Spring 2013)

Determination of Elemental Contamination Trends and Hexavalent Chromium in Dietary Supplements, Emmanuel Danso (Spring 2013)

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Encountering Eucharistic Presence Within a Postmodern Context: A Dialogue Among Chauvet, Schmemann and Zizioulas, Jason Gary DelVitto (Spring 2013)

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Analysis Strategies for Bioactive, Polar Fatty Amides in Complex Samples, Erin Blaine Divito (Fall 2013)

An Evaluation of the Effects of a Novel Estrogen, Progesterone, and Melatonin Hormone Therapy on Mammary Cancer Development, Progression and Uterine Protection in the MMTV-Neu Mouse Model, Balasunder Dodda (Spring 2013)

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Methylation Patterns and Phenotypes of the R-stippled Derivatives Lines, Kara D. Dragone (Summer 2013)

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Black Aggie: A Tale of American Folklore, Gabrielle O'rean Elliott (Spring 2013)

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Collaborative Justice: An Analysis of the Use of "Justice" in the Writings of Lisa Sowle Cahill, Dennis W. Feltwell (Spring 2013)

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Catholic Social Teaching and The Capability Approach to Human Development: A Critical Analysis and Constructive Proposal, Mary E Filice (Summer 2013)

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The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach with Traumatized Children: Its Effectiveness in the Reduction of Locked Seclusion in an Inpatient Psychiatric Setting, Halana M. Finnie (Spring 2013)

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Oxide based earth abundant semiconductors and oxygen evolving catalysts for photoelectrochemical and PV driven water splitting, Mourad Frites (Fall 2013)

Character, Time, and Place in the Dialogues of Plato, John H. Fritz (Summer 2013)

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Stunted Growth: Institutional Challenges to the Department of Homeland Security's Maturation, Dana James Fronczak ( 2013)

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Characterization of an Evolving Serotonin Transporter Computational Model, Laura Marie Geffert (Spring 2013)

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The Metalogicon of John of Salisbury: Medieval Rhetoric as Educational Praxis, Brian Gilchrist (Spring 2013)

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Exploring Learning of Pediatric Burn Patients through Storytelling, Maryann Godshall (Fall 2013)

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Changing the Paradigm in Strengthening School-Community Partnerships: Culturally Relevant Afterschool Programs Providing Professional Development to Classroom Teachers, Tyra Good (Fall 2013)

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Cognitive and Affective Empathy as Predictors of Proactive and Reactive Aggression, Gina Marie Gordon (Summer 2013)

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Predictors of Health Promoting Lifestyles in Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Faye J. Grund (Summer 2013)

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Where and When Things Fall Apart: Relating narratives of post-election violence from Nairobi, Joseph Hamer (Fall 2013)

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Time (Chronos) in Aristotle's Natural Philosophy and of Time's Place in Early Naturphilosophie (1750-1800), Chelsea Cathern Harry (Spring 2013)

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The Struggle for Balance: Culture Care Worldview of Mexican Americans About Diabetes Mellitus, Jesus Antonio Hernandez (Summer 2013)

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Stereotypes and Their Consequences for Women as Leaders in Higher Education Administration, Kimberly Jean Hoeritz (Summer 2013)

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Humanlife and the Advent of Philosophy: A Theory of Philosophical Autobiography, David Frank Hoinski (Fall 2013)

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Scenes of Reading: Forgotten Antebellum Readers, Self-Representation, and the Transatlantic Reprint Industry, Marianne Mallia Holohan (Spring 2013)

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Treatment Efficacy of Combined Dialogic Reading and Scripting for a Child with Moderate to Severe Communication Impairment, Brittany Marie Horvath (Summer 2013)

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Discovering the Culture Care Meanings and Care Expressions of Men with a Spinal Cord Injury from the Appalachian Region of West Virginia: An Ethnonursing Study, Helen Susan Berry Imes (Fall 2013)

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The Evaluation of Teaching the Nursing Process Using Traditional Lecture, Campus Laboratory, Clinical, and the Addition of High Fidelity Human Simulation (HFHS) Unfolding Scenarios, Ruth Erminia Irwin ( 2013)

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Authorship Attribution Through Words Surrounding Named Entities, Julia Maureen Jacovino (Spring 2013)