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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Narrative, Context, and Conversion: An Application of Paul Ricoeur's Theory of Narrative to the New Catholic Evangelization in the Postconciliar United States, Ian Paul Murphy (Spring 2013)

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Metalated Nitriles: Ligand Exchange and Copper-Catalyzed Reactions, Dinesh Nath (Spring 2013)

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Husserl and Foucault on the Subject: The Companions, Harry Nethery IV ( 2013)

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Structural Driving Factors for the Coupled Electron and Proton Transfer Reactions in Mitochondrial Cytochrome BC1 Complex: Binding Geometries of Substrates and Protonation States of Ionizable Amino Acid Side Chains Near Qi and Qo Sites, Bao Linh Tran Nguyen (Spring 2013)

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The Theological Anthropology Underlying Libermann's Understanding of the "Evangelization of the Blacks" in Dialogue with the Theological Anthropologies of the East African Context: Implications for the Contemporary East African Catholic Church, Gerard Majella Nnamunga (Fall 2013)

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Teachers' Ability to Identify Anxiety in the Classroom and Generate Related Interventions, Susan Jane Oliverio (Spring 2013)

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The Contribution of African Traditional Medicine For a Model of Relational Autonomy in Informed Consent, Peter Ikechukwu Osuji (Spring 2013)

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Hegel's Circular Epistemology in the Phenomenology of Spirit and the Science of Logic, Sila Ozkara (Spring 2013)

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Medication Cost and Utilization in Hospice Care: An Analysis of 2007 Claims Data, Rachi Parekh (Spring 2013)

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Advocacy Networks in the Marcellus Shale Area: A Study of Environmental Organizations in Northeastern and Southwestern Pennsylvania, Erin Pischke (Spring 2013)

Computational Modeling of the Binding of Amyloid-Beta to Neprilysin for Facilitating the Development of a Potential Alzheimer's Disease Therapy, Darrick E. Pope (Spring 2013)

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Are Bribes the Only Way to Get Things Done? An Analysis of Public Perception and Willingness to Pay Bribes in Armenia, Arpine Porsughyan (Fall 2013)

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Synthesis and Molecular Modeling Studies of Bicyclic Inhibitors of Dihydrofolate Reductase, Receptor Tyrosine Kinases and Tubulin, Sudhir Raghavan (Fall 2013)

Taming a Monstrous Genre: Vexed Author-Figures and their Lethal Texts: 1719 to 1824, Madhuchhanda Ray Choudhury (Fall 2013)

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Little Sewickley Creek: The Redesignation Process of a High Quality Stream to an Exceptional Value Stream, Nathan Todd Reinhart (Spring 2013)

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Excess Valency as an Intrinsic Scale of Lewis Basicity, Joseph J. Rosmus ( 2013)

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Effects of Temperament, Attachment, and Parental Sensitivity on the Development of ADHD, Danielle C. Rubinic (Summer 2013)

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Defining Success in Anti-Trafficking Policy: An Analysis of the U.S. State Departments Criteria for Combating Human Trafficking, Jenna Sellitto (Spring 2013)

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Sadra and Hegel on the Relationship between Essence/Existence and Subject/Object, Kamal Abdulkarim Shlbei (Spring 2013)

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Women Don't Ask: But Why Aren't They Willing to Learn How? Testing a Four Factor Model, Jared Dudley Simmer (Summer 2013)

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Conceptualizing Integration: Resettlement Experiences of Bhutanese Refugees in Pittsburgh, PA, Andrew J. Smith ( 2013)

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Living with Dying in the Pediatric ICU: A Nursing Perspective, Debra Stayer (Summer 2013)

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Assessing the Effectiveness of Mentoring Programs on At-Risk Youth, Charlotte Emilie Steppling (Spring 2013)

Aristotle's Ethics: A Viable System for Today's Life and Business, James H. Stover (Fall 2013)

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Efficacy of a School-Wide Teambuilding Program for Increasing School Belonging Amongst Elementary Children, Michelle Street (Fall 2013)

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Emotional Intelligence of Entrepreneurs, Eric P. Swift (Fall 2013)

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A Study of Special Education Teachers' Knowledge of Assistive Technology for Children with Reading Difficulties, Randal Todd Sydeski (Summer 2013)

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Combating Budgetary Complications from the Marcellus Shale: The Case for a Pennsylvania Gas Fund, Daniel Ray Thompson ( 2013)

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An Examination into the Learning Pattern Preferences of Students in Special Education, Jaime Lynn Thone (Spring 2013)

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Community Development for the 21st Century: Asset-building and the Resurgence of Pittsburgh, Jason D. Tigano (Fall 2013)

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Evaluation of DNA Barcoding as a Technique for Elucidating the Diet of Louisiana Waterthrush Nestlings, Brian K. Trevelline ( 2013)

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Towards A Black Catholic Theology of Reconciliation-Tucker, Margretta Stokes Tucker ( 2013)

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An Ethical Justification of Weight Loss Surgery, Amy Marie VanDyke (Spring 2013)

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An Exploration of the Development of Empathy in a Clinical Sample of Preschoolers in Relation to Child and Family Factors, Lindsey G Venesky (Spring 2013)

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Classical Antifolates: Synthesis of 5-Substituted, 6-Substituted and 7-Substituted Pyrrolo[2,3-d]Pyrimidines as Targeted Anticancer Therapies, Yiqiang Wang ( 2013)

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Authority and Personality in M.M. Bakhtin's "Author and Hero in Aesthetic Activity", Joel Scott Ward ( 2013)

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Illegitimate Celebrity in the British Long Eighteenth Century, Melissa Wehler (Spring 2013)

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Adolescents Who Stutter: Perception of Effective Therapy Techniques, Megan Weigel (Summer 2013)

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Relationship between Social Cognition, Language, Executive Functioning and Theory of Mind Ability in High-Functioning Autism, Meghan E. Wendelken (Summer 2013)

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Blogging: Public, Private or Social Rhetoric?, Kristin Roeschenthaler Wolfe ( 2013)

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Somali Immigrant Perceptions of Mental Health and Illness: An Ethnonursing Study, Kimberly Michelle Wolf (Fall 2013)

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Impediments to Effective Decentralization in Azerbaijan: The Problem of Competencies and Resources in Local Self-Government, Elvin Yusifli (Summer 2013)

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Identification of Desirable Pharmacy Preceptor Characteristics and Behaviors: A Qualitative Content Analysis Approach, Janet Astle (Summer 2012)

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Medication Expenditure and Resource Utilization Among Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders: Analysis of 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data, Nipun Atreja (Spring 2012)

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A Survey of Pennsylvania School Principals' Perceptions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification Process and the Leadership Roles of National Board Certified Teachers, Amy Balbach (Summer 2012)

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Rooftop Gardening in an Urban Setting: Impacts and Implications, Lisa Barreiro (Spring 2012)

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Gesture Production, Motor Skills, and Disfluencies Observed in Typically Developing Preschoolers, Christina Beatty (Summer 2012)

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The Rhetoric and Philosophy of Education: Finding Whole Learning in an Age of Mechanistic Pedagogy, Georgia Bedford (Summer 2012)

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Graduate Recital, Voice, Rebecca Belczyk (Spring 2012)

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The Relationship Between Barcode Medication Administration Satisfaction and the Use of Workarounds Among Registered Nurses, Sally Bennett ( 2012)

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The Awareness of Computer-Mediated Communication's Social Presence for Virtual High School Students, Heather Bigley (Spring 2012)

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Corporate Social Responsibility: Engaging Communicative Praxis in an Era of Neoclassical Economics, Kenneth Bohl (Spring 2012)

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The Reliability and Validity of the Triage Assessment Scale for Students in Learning Environments; Middle Schools, Jamie Brownfield (Spring 2012)

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NIMBY Effects on Low-Income Housing Policy: A Case of Two Cities, Russell Brown ( 2012)

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Perceptions of Opportunity Among Youth Served by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services: A Program Evaluation Study of the Partnership for Youth Transition, James Caldwell (Summer 2012)

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The Mill: Analysis of the Original Score and Film, Christopher Catone (Spring 2012)

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Computational Ligand-Based CNS Therapeutic Design: The Search for Novel-Scaffold Norepinephrine Transporter Inhibitors, Anna Chaly (Fall 2012)

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Black Men's Responsible Fatherhood Narratives: Fatherhood, Responsibility, Race, and Gender, Shane Chaplin (Summer 2012)

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Association Between Obesity and Therapeutic Goal Attianment in Patients with Concomitant Hypertension and Dyslipidemia, Ishveen Chopra ( 2012)

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Interpreting the Culture of Ubuntu: The Contribution of a Representative Indigenous African Ethics to Global Bioethics, Leonard T. Chuwa (Fall 2012)

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Graduate Recital, Clarinet, Flute, Bassoon, Christopher Ciarlariello (Spring 2012)

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Improving Search Results with Automated Summarization and Sentence Clustering, Steven Cotter (Spring 2012)

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Character Education: A Relationship with Building Health, Robert Crider (Spring 2012)

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The Lived Experience of Parenting a Child Adopted from an Institution in Eastern Europe, Kimberly A Curry-Lourenco (Fall 2012)

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The Lived Experience of Counselor Education Doctoral Students in the Cohort Model at Duquesne University, Shirley A Devine (Fall 2012)

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Democratically Engaged Community-University Partnerships: Reciprocal Determinants of Democratically Oriented Roles and Processes, Lina Dee Dostilio (Spring 2012)

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Enrichment, Characterization and Identification of Microbial Communities Associated with Unconventional Shale Gas Production Water, J. Lucas Eastham (Summer 2012)

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Examining Cross-Cultural Counseling Competencies of Substance Abuse Counselors in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Abdelhadi Elamin ( 2012)

The Efficacy of a Social Skills Group in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Colleen M Evans (Fall 2012)

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Graduate Recital, Vocal Performance, Christopher Fiano (Spring 2012)

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Coming to Terms with Abusive Childhood Sexual Experiences: A Listening Guide Study of Women's Stories, Melissa Geib (Spring 2012)

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Graduate Recital, Violin, Ingrid Gerling (Spring 2012)

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Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Segregated Special Education School Settings Through Implementation of the Collaborative Problem Solving Model, BethAnn Glew (Spring 2012)

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The Effects of a Violence Prevention Intervention on Prosocial Behavior and Perception of School Safety, Cheon Carlon Graham ( 2012)

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Flourishing Selfhood in Aristotle and Authentic Selfhood in Heidegger, Jacob Graham ( 2012)

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Graduate Recital, Saxophone, Abby Gross (Spring 2012)

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Beyond the Brandopolis: A Communicative Approach to City Promotion and Marketing, Kasey Clawson Hudak (Fall 2012)

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Using Virtual Worlds to Identify Multidimensional Student Engagement in High School Foreign Language Learning Classrooms, Laura Beth Jacob (Fall 2012)

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Quality of Life of Parental Caregivers of Children (1-36 Months) With a Tracheostomy, Rachel A Joseph ( 2012)

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Thermal Oxidative Stability of Middle Distillate Fuels: Chemistry of Deposit Formation & Stabilization, Christopher Kabana (Spring 2012)

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Diverse Sample Analysis and Sample Preparation Studies Utalizing AP - MALDI-TOF-MS, Sara May Kallop (Summer 2012)

Characterization of the nutritional endoderm in Eleutherodactylus coqui, Uma Karadge (Fall 2012)

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Decision Making at College Student Newspapers, Roger Kelley (Spring 2012)

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Theory of Mind, Pragmatic Language, and Social Skills in Male Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Gary Koch ( 2012)

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The Ethical Significance of the Virtuous Organization Inspired by Catholic Mission for the Delivery of Health Care, Theadora Krause (Summer 2012)

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Graduate Recital, Viola, Kate Kroko (Spring 2012)

Inhibiting Bacterial Biofilm Formation on Stainless Steel 316L Using Self-Assembled Monolayers, Kristen Marie Kruszewski (Fall 2012)

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Beyond Tolerations and Accomodation: Amicable Religious Coexistence in the Late Medieval Balkans, Marianne Kupin (Spring 2012)

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John Henry Newman and Georges Florovsky: An Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue on the Development of Doctrine, Daniel Lattier (Fall 2012)

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Challenging the Nation: English Women's Novels, 1915-1927, Jennifer L. Lauren (Fall 2012)

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On New Rhetoric, John Henry Newman and the Language of Metaphors: Implications for Branding Higher Education, Jennifer Lynn Lawler-Brunner (Fall 2012)

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Executive Function Variance in a School-Based Behavioral Screener, Ryan Lenz ( 2012)

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Student Peer-Group Focusing in Psychology Training: A Phenomemological Study, Amanda Burleigh Lowe (Summer 2012)

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Rhetorically Ascribed Meaning in Marketing: The Role of Narrative in Establishing Exchange Value, Paul A Lucas (Summer 2012)

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A Research Study of Transformational Leadership Comparing Leadership Styles of the Principal, Kathleen Luft (Spring 2012)

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Improvement of Release Criteria for Immediate Release Solid Oral Dosage Forms, Phillip Lunney (Summer 2012)

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Effectiveness of manual gesture treatment on residual /r/ articulation errors, Jessica Lynch ( 2012)

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Bayesian Regression Inference Using a Normal Mixture Model, Hernan Maldonado ( 2012)

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Structure Based Ligand Design for Monoamine Transporters and Mitogen Activated Kinase 5, Sankar Manepalli (Spring 2012)

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The Effectiveness of Creating a Sense of Community in Online Learning with Social Awareness Information, Darren Mariano (Spring 2012)