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Theses from 2019

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Strength in Supervision: A Professional Development Model for Student Affairs Graduate-Professionals, Stephen William Babb

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The effects of participant-selected background music on executive function task performance, Jordan Barbone

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The Early Flew to the Later Flew, George Beals

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Ethical Leadership and Employee Engagement in Organizational Citizenship Behaviors: Exploring the role of Power Distance and Trust in Leadership, Corinne Boyce

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Unpacking the Man Box: Deconstructing Hegemonic Masculinity Amongst College Men, Francis C. Buggey Jr.

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"Please Answer the Question": Resistance to Transformative Answers in U.S. Senate and House Hearings 2017-2018, Marissa Caldwell

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PRESSURES BEYOND THE STUDENT-ATHLETE ARENA: THE IMPORTANCE OF RECOGNIZING AND SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS, Cody Collard

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Validation of the Eating Attitudes Test in a Collegiate Student-Athlete Population, Jordan A. Crills LAT, ATC

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Pastoral Compost: Transformation of Source Material in As You Like It, Timothy Crozier

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Adulting in the Age of Neoliberalism: Helping Students Explore Their Purpose Post-Graduation, Matthew D'Almeida

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Investigation of the Spillover and Compensatory Hypotheses Among Three Dyadic Family Subsystems: Mother-Father, Mother-Emerging Adult, and Father-Emerging Adult, Rachel Davenport

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If Someone Calls, I'm Not Home, Lauren Davish

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Embracing Ambiguity in Higher Education: Intervening in Undecidedness to Achieve Success, Christine Denis

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The Ecology of Mind: A Process Model of Consciousness, Bryce Detweiler

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Writing and Transitional Learning for Correctional Officers: A Study of Workplace Writing Instruction, Angela Diehl

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The Hidden Value of National Panhellenic Organizations at Predominantly White Institutions: Racial Identity Development and Impacts, Travon Erwin-Toney

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Ashlanders, Rachel Ezrin

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Field Day Theatre Company and Translations: Moral Geography and Irish Identity, Lauren E. Farrell

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The Impact of Mentorship on Student-Athlete Success, Morgan E. Gallagher

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Outline: A Shift in Support Services for Gen Z Students Coming Out on Campus, Shannon Gillespie

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The Dream Eater, Alfred Goodrich

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Validation of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 in NCAA Division II Collegiate Student-Athletes, Branden Green

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Tender Earth, Hunter Gregory

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Connecting Discomfort and Growth to Further Diversity Work in Institutions of Higher Education: Adventure Education as a Lever, Trevor Gulledge

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The Transformative Scholars Program: Using Critical Race Advising to Improve African-American Retention at Predominantly White Institutions, Angela Harper

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Where do I Belong?: The Importance and Necessity of Centers for Trans and Queer Students, Alexander Rei Hazzard

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A Comparison of Sweat Rate and Sweat Electrolyte Concentrations Between the First and Second Hours of Running While Using Two Different Hydration Methods., Danielle Hunt

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The Utilization of Helmet Accelerometer Sensors to Measure Head Impacts in American Football Players Throughout the Season, Nicole A. Jennings

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The Effects of Drive Line Error and Center of Mass Displacement on Pitch Velocity in Division II Male Baseball Pitchers, Mark Jesse

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The Effects of Positive Reinforcement Training on Cortisol Concentration in Chimpanzees, Amanda Johnston

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The Role of DNA Polymerase Zeta in the Zebrafish Model System, Joshua Kovich

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“To really speak to it ever is, untimely”: Indigenous Poetic Constellation for the Decolonization of Space-Time in Layli Long Soldier’s _Whereas_, Katelyn Lucas

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The WWW Audience - Ethical Speech in Today’s Digital Age, Sarah MacIntosh

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A Comparison of Cartilage Thickness, Patient Reported Outcomes, and Ground Reaction Forces during Running, Danielle Magee

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String Quintet No. 1, Charles A. Marsh

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Spring Admission Students: Surviving and Thriving Through Peer Advising, Kelsey Matukas

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Centering the Needs of First-Generation College Students: The "FYRST" Extended Orientation Program, Stacey Miles

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Leadership Agency: Engaging Students in a Developmental Process for Change, Olivia Miller

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The Grandest Delusion, Exposed: Reimagining Slavery in Barbara Chase-Riboud’s Sally Hemings, Gayl Jones’ Corregidora and Octavia Butler’s Kindred, Ruth Myers

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Ideology and the University: An Intervention for Student Affairs Professionals, Victoria Nucci

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The Effects of a Pre-Infusion and Home Exercise Program on Quality of Life and Fatigue During Chemotherapy Treatment, Ashley L. Oostveen

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Transformative Education: Peer Mentorship in First Year Experience Courses, Emily Passera

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Supporting Students Who Experience Sexual Assault: Providing Confidential Resources and Prevention Education, Sydney Peters

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Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions: An Examination of Company and Third-Party Portrayals of Organizational Culture, Madison Pollino

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Differential effects of native and invasive shrub allelopathy, and other biotic and abiotic variables, on non-woody and woody plants, Genevieve Pomeroy

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STEPS: Building a Personal and Professional Development Program for On-Campus College Student Employees, Emily Quinn

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The Effects of Stress on Writing Ads Creatively, Kara Russell

The Legacy of Magic, Aleksandr Sawitsky

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The Memory of Streamflow, Sarah Schneider

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Diabetes Prevention Program: An Investigation of Lifestyle Coaches’ Habits and Motivations, Melanie Sookiasian

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THE BLACK MALE EXPERIENCE AT PWIs: AN ANALYSIS AND INTERVENTION TO ADDRESS RETENTION, Bria Sproul

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Analyzing The Intersectional Struggles Of Community College Transfer Students, Christopher Stancil

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A Comparison of the Sex Differences in the Physiological Effects of Drinking to Thirst versus Drinking to a Generic Schedule During 2 Hours of Running in Thermoneutral Conditions, Michelle Stehman

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BUILDING A CULTURE OF “BOOK LOVE”: BOOSTING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH DAILY INDEPENDENT READING, Laura Stiebitz

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Pellian Partizan Subtraction, Corin Stratton

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The Role of Polymerase Eta in Danio Rerio Translesion Synthesis, Rachel Thompson

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RESIDENT ALIEN(ation): Exploring the Acculturation of International Students of Color at U.S. Colleges and Universities, Chamapuwa Tinago

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“Shining Lights, Even in Death”: What Metal Gear Can Teach Us About Morality, Ryan Wasser

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Scaling of Limb Coordination Patterns in Maximal Velocity Running, Tyler D. Whitacre

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The Effects of the Natural and Hormonal Contraceptive Menstrual Cycles on Heart Rate Variability and Heart Rate Recovery Post-Exercise on Trained Females, Lauren White

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Undermining the Value of Social Engagement: The Role of Neoliberalism in the Student Mental Health Crisis, Lori Winters

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Cultivating Advocacy and Activism Skills of Black Students in U.S. Higher Education, Jazmin C. Wright

Theses from 2018

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Properties and Functions of Tendons in the Peduncle of Odontocetes, Danielle S. Adams

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A Comparison of Balance, Postural Sway, Jump-Landing Mechanics, Reaction Time, and Visual Motor Processing Speed in NCAA Division II Athletes With and Without History of Concussion, Haley Anderson

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Comparison of Adjustment Techniques for multiple testing in General and Generalized linear model, Jing Bai

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Measurements of Power During Isotonic and Isokinetic Resistance Exercise, Joshua Barreiro and Kenneth P. Clark

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Exploring the Relationship between Aerobic Fitness, Functional Movement, Patient Reported Outcomes, and Injury in Women's Lacrosse, Marybeth E. Bindel

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The Effects of a Six-Week Weight Loss Program on Cardiovascular Measures, Body Composition, and Muscular Strength and Endurance, Jamie Blose

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The Relationship between Depression Symptoms, Pain and Athletic Identity in NCAA Division II Collegiate Athletes, Lindsay Bodine

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Don’t Touch My Hair: Rhetorical Messages of Black Hair through Black Culture, Jahnasia Jahliya Booker

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Internalization of Mesomorphic Ideals and Objectification Theory in Collegiate Men, Elaine Bouselli

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The Effects of Recreational Firearm Use at a Public Shooting Range, Joseph Capone

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The Impact of a Six-Week Golf-Specific Strengthening Program on Golf Performance and Patient Reported Outcomes., Jennifer K. Cauley, LAT, ATC

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Eko's Garden, James Chase

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Challenges of First-Year Composition Students in Working with Primary and Other Demanding Sources in Research Papers: An Analysis of Issues and Solutions, Michelle Conklin

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Positive Parenting Relates to Persistence for Young Children at Risk via Poverty and Racism, Michelle Cruz

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Emotional Regulation and Resilience: Examining the Mediating Role of Rumination, Christopher Deet

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Effects of Ethanol on the Dugesia tigrina’s Behavior and Regeneration Time, Gabriella DeMichele

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Everything Is As It Should Be: The Relationship between Just World Beliefs and Life Satisfaction, Warren Harding

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Educational Resources Needed by College Faculty to Facilitate Effective Case-Based Teaching in the Life Sciences, Donald Harting

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The Art of Conjuring, Martin Hopson

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Nutrition in Neurocognition and Mental Health, Melanie Katrinak

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Terror in the Highlands: Genocide in the Ixil Triangle, Owen Kinney

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Slow Violence in Jennifer Haigh's Bakerton, Pennsylvania, Dale McCarthy

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Racial Differences in Renin and Aldosterone and Their Relationship to Sweat and Urine Electrolyte Losses in Male Collegiate Athletes During Pre-Season Practices, Shane McGinty

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Assessment of Screening to Identify Female Athlete Triad Risk in NCAA Division II Female Collegiate Athletes., Samantha R. Miller, MS, LAT, ATC,

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The Effects of an Adjustable Workout System on Performance Gains in Collegiate Athletes, Sabrina Murphy

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Immigrants as Artists: How Immigrants to the United States Define Creativity and Describe Its Role in Their Lives, William Pierson

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The Effects of Pedometers on Body Weight and Metabolic Factors in Patients with Prediabetes, James Pinola

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Indicators of Intensity: A Composition via the Sonification of Cycling Data, Robert Richey

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The Balance Ethic: Teetering on the Edges of a Moral Metaphysics, Gregory Sterner

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Infant Crying Quantity in Relation to Baseline and Post-Cry Cortisol in Daycare, Erika Studley

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Effect of Treadmill-Based Resistance on Landing Strategy and Force Attenuation in Female Collegiate Lacrosse Players, Joseph Sweeney

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Understanding the Responses of College Women Facing Sexual Harassment in the Food Service Industry, Bonita Tyes

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The Role of Coping Strategies in Mental Health among Women with Ovarian Cancer, Kaitlin Watkins

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Effect of Attentional Focus and Cue Type on Lateral Reactive Strength Index, Jonathan Weinstein

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A Comparison of the Physiological Effects of Drinking to Thirst versus Drinking to a Generic Schedule During 2 Hours of Exercise in Thermoneutral Conditions, Morgan Worley