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Theses from 2020

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Microbial Energy Storage and Antimicrobial Effects of Metal Nanoparticles, Octavia Allen

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Providing Educational Hospitality for International Students: A Student Affairs Intervention for Higher Education, Christie Armstrong

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The Duality of the Black Student Activist: A Decolonial Approach to Reframing Student Activism as Student Leadership, Kaileik Asbury

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P.E.A.R Participation, Education, Action, and Resources: Combating Food Insecurity through Collaboration, Aileen Assumma

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Fictive Kin Relationships and Advising: The Roles of Chosen Family as an Advisory Framework for Higher Education, Zachary Burden

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Immediate Effects of Yoga on Mindfulness, Self-Criticism, Self-Compassion and Depressed Mood, Blaire Cain

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Lady Bits, Christina Calvano

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I Don’t Really Work Here: Part-Time Faculty and the Adjunctification of Higher Ed., Maggie Cawley

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Conceptualizing the Unspeakable: A Conceptual Metaphor Theory Analysis of Sexual Assault Trauma in Creative Nonfiction, Ariana Ciamaricone

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Swansong: Selections from a Novel, Louis Daily

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Skin, Maria DiPaolo

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Student Success and the Impact of Social Media: Integrating and Regulating Boundaries, Brianna Facemire

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Aesthetics and Poetics of the Novel in Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer and Adam Johnson's The Orphan Master's Son, Frederick Feldman

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Preparing for Financial Success: An Online Curriculum for Graduating College Students, Amy Gallagher

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Mitigating Risks of Miseducation within Labor-Focused High-Impact Practices, Andrew Garda

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Teacher-Student Exchange as a Moderator of the Relationship between Core Self-Evaluations and Student Engagement in Citizenship and Counterproductive Behaviors, Holly L. Gasper

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Rooting for Everybody Black: Exploring the Need for Mentorship for Black First-Generation Students at Predominantly White Institutions, Layshan Gilliard

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Dietary Sodium Intake and Sweat Sodium Losses in Endurance Athletes, Christina Gotthold

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The Effects of Lower Body Positive Pressure Treadmill Running on Acute Femoral Cartilage Deformation in Healthy Males and Females, Megan Graff

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Name, Image, and Likeness Rights as a Means to Student-Athlete Self-Authorship, Wesley Hamilton

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Diversifying Representation in Film: An Examination of Racial and Ethnic Inclusivity in Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians, Alexandria Hatchett

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Out of the Froth of the Sea, Rebekah Henry

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Phenomenological Twilight: Genders, Orientations, and Experiences, Angel Holmes

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Supporting Students Through Loss: An Empathic Programmatic Intervention, Jack Horne

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Awakening the Student Consciousness to Neoliberal Ideologies, Logan Houptley

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The Denial of Innocence: Implicit Racial Biases and Judgments of Child Behavior based on Brief Observations, Pete D. Ippolito

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Sovereign, Christian Johnson

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More Than An Income: Learning Through Student Employment, Raina Johnson

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Oh, Mr. Sandman, Connor Keane

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Famished Landscape: A Novel in Verse, Ellie Kibbe

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Perceived Pressure from Coaches, Teammates, and Parents Influences College Athletes' Intentions to Report Concussion Symptoms, Christian Klucsarits

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Assessing Addiction Stigma: Effects of Early Exposure to Familial Drug Abuse and Childhood Trauma, Rebecca L. Laconi

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An Examination of Reward Probability as a Mediator of the Relationship between Trauma-Exposed Individuals and Cannabis and Alcohol Use, Daniel Loomis

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Back to Our Roots: Revolutionizing Black Greek Letter Organizations to Dismantle Racism in Higher Education, Ashley Lyles

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The Higher Education Experiences of International Students: Rethinking Orientation with a Participatory Action Research (PAR) Perspective, Matheeha Majeeth

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Independence and family conflict: Relationships between cultural perspectives and outcomes for first-generation and continuing-generation college students, Colin Mancini

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Accessibility for Student with Disabilities, Amanda Martin

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The Quest to Increase the Quality of High Impact Practices: Supporting and Preparing Students for Internship Experiences, Leslie McGowan

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Building Bridges: Overcoming barriers to college access for low-income and working-class students, Sarah McGuckin

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Over-Privileged and Under-Challenged: Leadership Programming to Challenge Collegiate Hegemonic Masculinity, Kaitlin McIntyre

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Exact Critical Values for Group Sequential Testing, Jason Mendoza

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The Influence of Edge Effects on Soil Respiration and Soil Carbon Storage in Temperate Deciduous Forests of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Jason Miller

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Mysterious Doctor Vulcan, Philip Monihan

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Queering the University: Implementing a Systematic & Organizational Approach to Equity, Brian Moore

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Identity Development As A Pathway To Self-Authorship: A Restructure Of Neoliberal Programming Practices, Christopher Mychajluk

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The Relationship Between General Anxiety, Social Physique Anxiety, and Body Image in Collegiate Athletes and Non-Athletes, Jessica Nugent

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Tidal-Groundwater Study of the Slaughter Beach Salt Marsh in Slaughter Beach, DE, Michael Powers

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Re-Forging Democracy in Schools through the History of American Social Movements, Jonathan Privado

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Exploring the Responsibilities of Student Affairs Educators to Student Activists, Catia Rembert

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Professional Quality of Life: An Examination of Compassion Fatigue and Compassion Satisfaction in Athletic Trainers, Tina E. Riordan

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New State of Mind: A Living Learning Community for Out-Of-State Students, Molly Rorick

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HAZEducation: Reframing Hazing Education by Centering Connections, Sarah Ryan

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Bonny and Read: A Musical of Love and Pirates, Jared Scheetz

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CCURE: Campus & Community United for Recovery Efforts, Alexandra Schmied

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A Queer Approach to Sex Education: An Analysis of the Insufficiency of Access without Education, Rebecca Seeley

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The Effects of Acute Bouts of Aerobic and Resistance Exercise on Neuroplasticity, Michael Shafer

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Leading for Change: Incorporating the Values of the Liberal Arts in Student Affairs Practice, Ben Shalk

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Family Feasibility: Equitable Access to Education for Parent-Students, Aurora Snyder

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MAKING COLLEGE CAMPUSES SAFER FOR STUDENTS OF COLOR, LaSheree Snyder

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Transformative Education for Autistic Students: Sustainable Employment Readiness Training for Autistic Students, MaryEllen Stephens

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Targeting Youth’s Motivation to Change Substance Use Behaviors: Feasibility and Preliminary Outcomes from an Open Trial of the Free Talk Program in a Short-Term Juvenile Detention Facility, Cassidy L. Tennity

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A Comparison of Sweat Rate and Sweat Electrolyte Concentrations Between Two Modes of Exercise in Trained Triathletes, Daniel Webb

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The Effect of Left Pelvic Positioning on Contralateral Shoulder Total Range of Motion and Internal Rotation Deficit in Collegiate Baseball Pitchers, Kaitlyn Williams

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Drastic Criticism, Gnostic Criticism, and Brahms's Fourth Symphony, Sean Wood

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Navigating The Higher Education Transition: Focused Support for Transfer Students, Scott Yannick

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Re-Storying the Cost of Higher Education: A Narrative Approach to Addressing the Racial Disparities in Student Loan Debt, Sarah Yaskowski

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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ALTERNATIVE MEDIA FOR CRITICAL CITIZENSHIP: USING ALTERNATIVE TEXT-BASED AND DIGITAL MEDIA TO TEACH CRITICAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND EMPOWER OUR STUDENTS FOR DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, Andrew Cordrey

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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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APPLICATIONS OF THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD IN TEACHING CRITICAL REASONING SKILLS IN HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE CLASSROOMS, Kevin Dougherty

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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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IMPLEMENTING EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH SCHOOL GARDENS, CULINARY EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, Kimberly Grace Hafer

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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