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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Philosophical Anthropology and Biblical Interpretation in John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Shawn Conoboy (Winter 2021)

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Exploring and understanding the culture of young adults who vape: A focused Ethnography, Beth Tremblay (Summer 2021)

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The Effects of a Treatment Package of Video Self-Modeling and Phrase Drill Intervention on Improving the Reading Fluency in Students with ASD, Maha Alghamdi (Summer 2021)

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Examining the Effectiveness of an Intervention Package That Combines Behavior Contract and Token Economy in Decreasing Out-Of-Seat Behaviors in Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Saudi Arabia, Manal Alsheef (Summer 2021)

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Impacts of Oil and Gas Wastes on Landfill Leachate, Sewage Treatment Plants, and the Environment, Lauren Badertscher (Summer 2021)

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Administrative Supervision and Counselor Burnout, Emily Belsito (Summer 2021)

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Identification of Fluoxetine-SERT Interactions and APO-SERT Studies via Crosslinking Mass Spectrometry, Elizabeth Castellano (Summer 2021)

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Between Physicalism and the New Dualism: The Moral Relevance of the Human Body for Catholic Ethics, David J. Demboski (Summer 2021)

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Excremental Ecofeminism: Unearthing Waste’s Feminine and Narrative Agency in Early Modern Literature, Courtney Druzak (Summer 2021)

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Increasing Spiritual Leadership: An Analysis of the “And Then Some” Components of an Effective Mentoring Program for Lay Principals in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, Thomas Fleming, Jr. (Summer 2021)

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A Phenomenology of Challenging Psychedelic Experiences: From Relational Trauma to Relational Healing, leland guthrie (Summer 2021)

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Interdependence with Our Most Forgetful Elders: Alzheimer's in the Anthropocene, Christine Heller (Summer 2021)

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Making Space and Place for African American Women at Predominately White Institutions, Nubia Hewitt (Summer 2021)

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Psychometric Synthesis of the Drug Abuse Screening Test 20-Item Version (DAST-20), Erin Johnson (Summer 2021)

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Patient Portal Use, Health Information Technology Self-Efficacy, Electronic Health Literacy, and Self-Management among Patients with Heart Failure: A Cross Sectional Study, Pamel Kallmerten (Summer 2021)

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Development of a Microfluidic Viscoelastic Hemostatic Assay for Real-Timeviscosity Measurements of Blood, Shay Kent (Summer 2021)

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The Cultural Worldview of Women Trafficked For Sex in the U.S: An Ethnonursing Study Exploring Health and Well-Being Beliefs, Values and Practices from an Emic Perspective, Christine Lepianka (Summer 2021)

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The Construction of Identity through Tattoos: A Semiotic and Performative Exploration of Trauma, Erin Lionberger (Summer 2021)

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An Investigation of the Assumptions and Practices of Enrollment Management Professionals and Their Impact on Enrollment Decisions of African American/Black Students at a Private, Predominantly White Institution of Higher Education, Chase Loper (Summer 2021)

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The role of MEK1/2 and MEK5 in melatonin-mediated actions on osteoblasts and osteoclasts differentiation, bone formation, bone microarchitecture, and bone biomechanics, Fahima Akter Munmun (Summer 2021)

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The Development and Optimization of a Two-Dimensional LC-QqQ-MS-Method for the Combined Analysis of Synthetic Cannabinoids and Designer Cathinones in Urine, Holly Penefsky (Summer 2021)

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Trauma Informed Care in Alternative Education Settings, Cydney V. Quinn (Summer 2021)

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School Choice Considerations of Black Parents of Students with Dis/abilities, Jaleah Robinson (Summer 2021)

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A Qualitative Case Study of the Influence of Student Presence in Teacher Professional Development, Katharine Roche (Summer 2021)

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Different Strokes: A Critical Race Discourse Analysis of the Experiences of Four Black Women Rowing for a Predominantly White Institution (PWI), Carol Schoenecker (Summer 2021)

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Towards a "Universal Chemical Biology Toolbox" for Tackling Human Diseases, Christopher Swank (Summer 2021)

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Technological Change and the Practice of Healthcare Communication: Implications for Patient-Centered Care, From a Communication Ethics Perspective, Emmalee Torisk (Summer 2021)

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Developing a Teacher Professional Development Activity with Social Learning Theory to Address Educators’ Attitudes, Knowledge, and Skills in Working with LGBTQIA+ Youth, Jacob Wadsworth (Summer 2021)

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Inviting Friendship: A New Approach to Nonprofit Communication, Stacia Glenn Wetherington (Summer 2021)

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Development Of A Combined Feedforward-Feedback Quality Control System For Extended-Release Granules Using A Quality By Design Approach, Yuxiang Zhao (Summer 2021)

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Investigation of Ongoing Unconventional Gas Extraction and Underground Gas Storage in Pennsylvania: Regulations and Water Quality, Cassandra Ziegler (Summer 2021)

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Is Being Respectable Enough?: A Critical Investigation of Code-Switching and the Lived Experiences of Black Leaders Who Work at Nonprofits in Bridgertown, Ramona Crawford (Summer 2021)

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Targeting the MEK5, MEK1/2, and/or PI3K Pathways to Reverse Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition and Enhance Chemotherapeutic Sensitivity in Breast And Brain Cancers, Akshita Bhatt (Spring 2021)

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Clinical Pharmacy services and medication utilization in Hospice Care, Aishwarya Kulkarni (Summer 2021)

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Clash of Titans: An Ethical Framework Towards Limitations In Religious Accommodation Within Healthcare, Yoelit Lipinsky (Spring 2021)

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Machine Learning Applied to Colloidal Properties of Perfluorocarbon Nanoemulsions for Imaging in ARDS/ALI, Marco Hosfeld (Spring 2021)

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Empowering Mothers: A Conceptual Model for Promoting Perinatal Mental Wellness Among Women in the United States, Kayla Acklin (Spring 2021)

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The Ethical Justification of Extracorporeal Interval Support for Organ Retrieval (EISOR) within the Context of Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death (DCDD), Jude Anyaeche (Spring 2021)

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You Are Not Welcome Here: Sloterdijk’s Posthumanism and the Rhetoric of Hostile Urban Architecture and Design, Brandon William Aungst (Spring 2021)

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Cultivating Eliot's Historical Sense: Eliotic Time and The Waste Land's Response to Alienation, Thomas Ball (Spring 2021)

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Computational and Experimental Studies of Functionalized Phenolic Tertiary Phosphine Oxides as Organocatalysts for the Redox-Neutral Mitsunobu Reaction, Sadie Brown (Spring 2021)

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Feminine Discursive Authority through Symbolism, Allegory and Exemplum: A Study of Christine de Pizan, a Rhetor of the Late Middle Ages, Kathleen Burk (Spring 2021)

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Detecting a Heterogenous Sample of Pigmented Melanoma Cell Lines Using Photoacoustic Flow Cytometry, Margaret Cappellano (Spring 2021)

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An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of Psychotherapists' Experiences of Vulnerability, Kay Yu Yuan Chai (Spring 2021)

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The Effects of Asian Immigrant Parent Implemented Training on Mand Acquisition of Children with Autism, Xiaohan Chen (Spring 2021)

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Rural Elementary Teacher Beliefs Regarding the Effectiveness of Their Homework Practices during the Pandemic, Daniel Clara (Spring 2021)

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Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctoral Students' Self-efficacy for the Doctoral Capstone Experience: A Mixed Methods Analysis, Ann B. Cook (Spring 2021)

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Civil Religion and the Second Amendment, Shivaun Corry (Spring 2021)

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In-Service Teachers' Ability to Integrate Instructional Technology into Lessons Based on SAMR Level Outcomes and Their Perceived Ease of Use, Perceived Usefulness, and Self-Efficacy, Jordan L. Cotten (Spring 2021)

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The Phenomenology of Conversion, Paul DiGeorgio (Spring 2021)

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Justice, Human Dignity and the Capabilities Approach: A Moral Assessment on Ghana’s Health Care Delivery System, Paul Eliud Esibu (Spring 2021)

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Quantification of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Various Matrices Using Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction and Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry, Weier Hao (Spring 2021)

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The Feasibility of a Music Listening Intervention on the Incidence, Severity, and Duration of Delirium in the Older Acute Care Patient: A Feasibility Trial, Mary Kovaleski (Spring 2021)

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The Assumptionist Movement as Precursor to Vatican II: A Case Study on the Dogmatic Definition of the Assumption of Mary and the Teachings of the Second Vatican Council, Eric Lafferty (Spring 2021)

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Air Pollution in the Steel City: Assessing the Influence of COVID-19 on Air Pollution in Allegheny County, Carissa L. Lange (Spring 2021)

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The Rhetoric of Parody and Persona: The Rhetorical Construction of Donald Trump Through Parody in the 2016 Election, James Lyle (Spring 2021)

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Consecrate the World to God: Maximus the Confessor on the “Secular” and Vatican II’s Theology of the Laity., Anthony Marco (Spring 2021)

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Professional Ethics for College Health Services, Dessa Mrvos (Spring 2021)

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Scripture Living in the Church: The Ecumenical Relevance of Yves Congar's Ecclesiological Approach to Sola Scriptura, Paul Mueller (Spring 2021)

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Circle of Circles: Rethinking Idealism through Hegel's Epistemology, Sila Ozkara (Spring 2021)

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Rhetoric and Philosophy of Communication in Jorge Luis Borges' Metaphysical Obsession with Time, Aurora M. Pinto (Spring 2021)

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A Theoretical Framework for Effective Education in Rural High-Poverty Schools, Harley Ramsey (Spring 2021)

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Recommended Reading: Book List Books and Middlebrow Tastemaking, Cheryl Read (Spring 2021)

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Diagnosis of Melanoma Disease State From Patient Blood Samples Using Photoacoustic Flow Cytometry, Jacob Salvatore (Spring 2021)

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Examining the Development of TPACK and the Use of SQD Strategies in Teacher Education Programs, Triantafyllia Sarri (Spring 2021)

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Characterizing the Dormancy and Repair of a Circumneutral Passive Remediation System Receiving Iron and Sulfate-Rich AMD, Garrett Struble (Spring 2021)

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School Counseling in an Oppressed Society: Examining the Relationships Between Social Justice Advocacy Competence, Empowerment, and Social Justice Self-Efficacy, Michelle Tanner (Spring 2021)

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Animated by the Spirit: An Ecclesiology for Assessing Charism-Centered Mission in Higher Education, Michelle Nicole Blohm (Spring 2021)

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Meeting Myself as a Scholarly Practitioner: A Self-Study Exploring the Process of Integrating Instructional Technology into Introductory Theater Courses, Ramona Broomer (Spring 2021)

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Communication as Change: Marshall McLuhan and a Transformation Model of Communication, Lane Grafton (Spring 2021)

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Technology and Pleasure: A Qualitative Study on Using Mobile Applications for Online and Offline Sexual Purposes, Gabriella Locke (Spring 2021)

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An Ethical Foundation for Genetic Therapy and Gene Editing (CRISPR), Nikolija Lukich (Spring 2021)

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Natural Law and Latinx Social Ethics: A Narrative Approach, Mathew D. Scruggs (Spring 2021)

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Subepidermal Moisture Measures and Their Relationship to Early Identification of Pressure Injuries in both Dark and Light Skin Tones in the Acute Care Setting, Cecilia Zamarripa (Spring 2021)

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RNA G-Quadruplex Structures: Functions in Noncoding RNAs and Disease, Emily Benner (Spring 2021)

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Using a Network of Single Site-Specific Cysteine Mutations Coupled with Crosslinking Mass Spectrometry (CX-MS) to Refine the Structure and Dynamics of the Human Alpha 1 Glycine Receptor (GlyR), Kayce Tomcho (Spring 2021)

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Mechanical Strength Assessment of Pharmaceutical Compacts with Refractive Index Measurements from Terahertz Time of Flight Spectroscopy, Shikhar Mohan (Winter 2020)

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Antiparasitic Peptide from the Ocean: Discovery, Synthesis and Structure-Activity Relationship Study, Kh Tanvir Ahmed (Fall 2020)

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Investigating Teachers’ Perspectives of Gifted Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in Saudi Arabia, Mohamed Aladsani (Fall 2020)

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Stakeholders' Perceptions of Inherent Barriers to the Potential Implementation of Ultrasound in the Prehospital Setting between the Saudi Red Crescent Authority and the National Guard Hospital, Maher Alsulami (Fall 2020)

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The Rhetoric of Jimmy Carter: Renewing America’s Confidence in Civic Leadership through Speech and Political Education, Christopher Bondi (Winter 2020)

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Retrospective Cohort Study of Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain in an Outpatient Pain Specialist Clinic, Gauri Desai (Fall 2020)

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Functionalized Materials from Atom Transfer Radical Processes, Sean Fischer (Winter 2020)

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Subjects of Economy: Social Documentary Poetics and Contemporary Poetry of Work, Michelle B. Gaffey (Fall 2020)

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“That Those Hearing or Reading Might Strive to Imitate”: Donative Intent, Positive Triangular Mimetic Desire, and the Portrayal of the Mediator-Divine (non)Object Relationship in Richard Rolle, Julian of Norwich, and Richard Crashaw, Steven Geitgey (Fall 2020)

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Effectiveness of an Interdependent Group Contingency with Randomization Using the iPad, Chelsea Gyke (Fall 2020)

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Melatonin-Tamoxifen Drug Conjugates as Breast Cancer Drugs: Pharmacological Evaluation in Phenotypically Diverse Breast Cancer Models and Pharmacokinetic Assessment in Liver Microsome and Female Mouse Models, Mahmud Hasan (Fall 2020)

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Accurate Quantitation of Hexavalent Chromium for Reference Standard Certification and Quality Control Testing using Speciated Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry, James E. Henderson (Fall 2020)

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RNA Structure and Function: Biological Relevance in Neurodegenerative and Infectious Disease Pathogenesis, Joshua Imperatore (Winter 2020)

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Design and Synthesis of Pyrimidine Based Fused Heterocyclics in the Potential Treatment of Cancer and Opportunistic Infection, Farhana Islam (Fall 2020)

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The Haven: A Clinical Ethnography of a Farm-Based Therapeutic Community, Monica Lawson (Winter 2020)

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Impact of a NICU Bedside Reading Initiative on Self-Reported Maternal Stress and Mother-Infant Attachment, Lauren Lorenzi Quigley (Winter 2020)

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The Ethical Accountability of Organizational Leadership to Communities of Stakeholders in Healthcare, Lisa Martinelli (Winter 2020)

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An Investigation of Postsecondary Centers for Teaching Excellence Support for Universal Design for Learning, David McGeehan (Fall 2020)

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Atom Transfer Radical Processes: From Catalyst Design to Polymer Synthesis, Characterization, and Application, Michael Novak (Fall 2020)

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Examining the Intersectionality of Religious Faith, Spirituality, and Healthcare Communication, Felix Okeke (Spring 2020)

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Fluoride Removal with Augmented Bentonite in Drinking Water and Community Perceptions in Arusha, Tanzania, Kara Okular (Winter 2020)

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Trust in the Nurse and Perceived Quality Nursing Care by Adult Oncology Patients with Implantable Vascular Access Port Devices: A Mixed Methods Study, Lois Rajcan (Winter 2020)

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Control of Corrosion on SS316L Using Surface Initiated Polymers, Alexander Rupprecht (Winter 2020)

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The Lived Experiences of Males within a Committed Relationship Who Are the Primary Caregivers for a Partner Diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia, Aniela Scanlon (Fall 2020)