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Dissertations/Capstones from 2023

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How can the Baka people of the Southern Region of Cameroon be empowered to participate in the design, monitoring, evaluation, and implementation of programs to reduce poverty in their community?, TIMOTHY ABORA

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Descriptive Analysis of Open Government Practices of Four Mid-Sized Cities in New York State, Brian Bray

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An Analysis of the Contracted Service Providers of Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), Elsie Chocho

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Sustaining Equitable Child Welfare Policies in Foster Care: Perspectives from Non-profit Support Professional and their Role in Multidisciplinary Policy Collaboration, Shirley Dews

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Is Nuisance Abatement "Broken Windows" Policing? Searching for Code Enforcement's Impact on Crime, Shane Diller

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Evaluating Assertiveness, Support, and Gameplay Patterns by California Rural County Departments in Acquiring Budgetary Resources, Janet Dutcher

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Using Input from Administrative Staff to Make Cost-Effective Decisions for Telecommuting, Technology, and Productivity during the COVID-19 Era, Chika Egemba

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Term Limits: An Argument for the Senate, Deanna Ferry

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The Impact COVID-19 on the Healthcare Industry’s Systems and Policies: A Case Study, Jameyshia Franklin

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Reading Proficiency As A Public Policy Agenda Indicator: The Importance Of Reading Ability On The Educational Outcomes Of Students And The Collateral Effects To Society, Mark Jaronczyk

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A Case Study of Cross-Sector Collaboration in Community Schools in Central Pennsylvania, Jesscia Knapp

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Centering Consumer Dignity Within Volunteer Operations, Meghan Loftus

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The Powerful Actors Of The Criminal Justice System: Understanding Prosecutorial Discretion From The Viewpoint of Prosecutors. A Public Administrator's Perspective, Ja'von Long

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Unbounding Rationality: Observing and Mitigating K-12 Public Education Administrators’ Cognitive Bias, Julie K. Mesaros

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Economic Impact of Land Use Planning (Transit-Oriented Development): A Comparative Analysis, Sam M

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Succession and Workforce Planning in Small to Mid-Size Academic Libraries in the United States, Kaci Resau

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Quality Check: How Good is Your Emergency Management Program?, Kesley Richardson

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Navigators as a Means of Overcoming Administrative Burdens: A Quantitative Study of State-Administered Federal Assistance Programs, Jonathan Sternesky

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Diversity Matters: Federal Executives’ Influence, Will Williams

Dissertations/Capstones from 2022

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United States Leadership and Collaborative Actions Challenges SARS COVID-19, Omar Aldabagh

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U.S. Families and Mothers Deserve Better .......!, Emmanuel Asante

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The Impact of Leadership Style on Employee Job Performance in the Embassy of the Central African Republic in Washington D.C, Xaverie Sandrine Biloa

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Why Students Choose a Small Rural State-Owned Institution of Higher Education, Emmalyn Myra Borst Conti

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Let’s Talk About Trust: Exploring the Importance of Communication in Building and Maintaining Public Trust in Local Government, Amanda M. Cantlin

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Collaborating in Crisis: A Case Study on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Georgia Pre-Kindergarten Program Providers, Arlene Charles

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Community Bonding for Ex-Offenders: The Importance of Recreational Social Activities on the Post-Incarceration reentry Process, Mfon-Obong Edet

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Assessment Limitations and the Disparate Impact of Tax Policy on Minoritized Communities, Michael Fouassier

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Pennsylvania Game Commission's Public Management of the PA Common Pool Resource White-Tailed Deer Herd, Matthew Frankel

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Morbid Curiosity: Exploring the Ethics of Dark Tourism, Kristina Garlick

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Evaluability of Community Dispute Resolution Programs: Effecting Change or Maintaining the Status Quo?, Rebecca Gourde

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Saving for a Rainy Day: Evaluating the Use and Efficacy of State Budget Stabilization Funds, Brittany Griffin

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Impacts of Affordable Childcare on Families, Amanda Kennedy

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Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Exploring the Lived Experiences of African-American City/County Managers and the Impact of Mentoring on the Profession, Johnny Mays

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Impact of Departmental Procedural Fairness on Officer Psychological Well-Being and Engagement in Organizational Citizenship Behaviors, Jennifer Mehnert

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Homelessness in Late Life: An exploration of the lived experience, Danielle Palmisano

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The Lived Experience: Collective Realities of Black Maternal Healthcare, Rhonda Parham

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Sparking Debate: Private or Public? The Effect of Ownership on Electric Utility Performance, Joseph Pazzalia

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A Comprehensive Analysis of the Pennsylvania Wine Industry with Actionable Recommendations for Industry Improvement and Growth, Seth Porter

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Factors Contributing to the Success of Rising Latino Leadership in Central California, a Qualitative Inquiry, Yammilette Rodriguez

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Understanding Factors Impacting Volunteer Firefighters' Work, Family, and Volunteer Balance to Serve, Christopher Schultz

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The Pandemic Dilemma: A Mixed-Methods Study of Student-Centered Science Education in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Jennifer Slavick

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The Impact of the Mandatory PHAB Accreditation Process on Environmental Health Programs at Local Health Districts in Ohio, Wesley Vins

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Windfall Payment Savings: An Examination of Act 13 Disbursements in Pennsylvania, Corey Young

Dissertations/Capstones from 2021

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The Perception of International Students Toward Programs and Support Services Offered by Higher Education Institutions in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States, Charity Alinda

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The Impact of Grant Administration and Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations, Dammy Bamisile

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Organizational Resilience of Cultural Institutions in the Time of COVID-19, Danielle Boyce

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Drinking Water Affordability in Georgia. Are Water Rates Affordable in Georgia and is Infrastructure Investment Influencing Rates?, Guyer Boyle

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Mental Health Effects of Maternal Substance Abuse Policymaking: Finding a Solution, SARAH FOSTER

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Impact of Online Education on Student Success Outcomes and Institutional Effectiveness: Study of Florida State University System, Maria Graham

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Federal employee views across administrations: An examination of the 2010 Obama and 2018 Trump leadership capital and the perceptions of the agency employees, Dimple Sunayna Johnson

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Due Process in Academic & Student Misconduct at Community Colleges: An Analysis of Policies, Practices, and Standards through the Lens of Principal-Agent Theory, Erin Logan

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Examining the Implementation Fidelity of a Police Field Training Officer Program: A Program Evaluation Perspective: A Mixed Methods Approach., Yale Y. Margolis

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Pioneers or Profiteers? Examining Pennsylvania's Cyber Charter Landscape Through the Lens of Principal-Agent Theory, Greg Mayle

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Spatial Disparities in Access to Veterinary Care: Problems, Politics & Policies, Sue Neal

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State Government’s Impact on Campus Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Students, Tori Nuccio

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Policies & Services Mitigating Gender-Based Violence (GBV): Perceptions of African Immigrant Women in the Northeastern, U.S., & Empowering Their Human Rights., Chinenye Nwoke

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The Factors Influencing Hazard Mitigation Governance, Kyle Overly

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False Confession in Wrongful Convictions and the Effect of Recording Custodial Interrogations Through Exoneration, Nana F. Owusu

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Local Governmental Structures And Its Effects On Public Services, Quiana Pettiford

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Assessing and Measuring the Fiscal Health of Local Governments: A Focus on Pennsylvania Municipalities, Rosa Quintana

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The Benefits of Evidence Based Practices in Public Administration: Does Therapeutic Listening Training Increase Emotional Intelligence to Affect Change Management Outcomes in Public and Private Sector Organizations, John Sillup

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Mental Health Issues Development in Law Enforcement Officers and Its Impact on Law Enforcement Agencies: The Need for Policies Focused on Law Enforcement Officers Mental Stability, Joseph A Sorgini

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Avengers Disassemble! How Varying Views on Public Administration Dismantled the Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tynslei Spence-Mitchell

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From Networks of Necessity to the New Normal: How Collaboration and Networks Can Provide Efficient and Equitable Service Delivery in Rural Maryland Counties, Robert Willoughby

Dissertations/Capstones from 2020

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Federal Health Reform: Breast Cancer Outcomes, Nia Imani Bailey

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The Impact of Training and Development on Employees in the Northeast Region of Florida State Government: An Evaluation of The Northeast Region Professional Development Training Program, Sandy Beaumont

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Data-Driven Decision-Making: An Analysis of Needs Assessment Methodology in Northwestern Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations, Jason Brady

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Rural Veterans of Texas and Their Accessibility to Mental Health Care Services, Jeremy Buchanan

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Study Abroad and Liminality: Examining U.S. American Collegiate Undergraduate Student Engagement in Risky Behaviors Betwixt and Between Borders, Jill L. Creighton

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United States Department of Defense Acquisition of Leading-Edge Information Technology Services and the Impact of Public Market Research on Efficiency and Effectiveness, Thomas Denning

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Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education & Perceived Administrative Biases in Funding Review Processes, Emily Devereux

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The Association Between the Products of Alternative Financial Services Providers and the Unbanked in the Era of Banking Deregulation, Dianna Dixon

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Evidence-Based Policy and Misinformation: Exploring the Public’s Processing of Information, Amy E. Hann

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Promoting social equity: The role of social capital on education outcomes among young adults with a history of foster care and special education., Shone Hughes

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Initiating a Collaborative Cybersecurity Governance Framework at the State Level, Autum C. Pylant

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Using Input from Landlords Participating in the Dothan Housing Authority's Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) to Streamline Operations and Increase Retention, Michael C. Threatt

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Skilled Trade Education in America, Brent Tracy

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Municipal Fiscal Distress in Pennsylvania: Assessing the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act 47 of 1987, Terry Tracy

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Fare Free Public Transportation Bus Systems: An Examination of Funding Strategies to Replace Passenger Fare Collection, Amy VanGuilder

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The Blind Spots: The importance of measuring non-academic indicators that are critical to producing positive outcomes specifically for youth who are living in adverse conditions, Orrin White

Dissertations/Capstones from 2019

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An Analysis of Complaints against Police in Philadelphia: A Case for Social Equity and Collaborative Governance in Police Reform, Jacqueline Bailey-Davis

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Year-Round Community Supported Agriculture: A View from an Advocacy Coalition Framework Perspective, Kelly A. Baker

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The Value of Backyard Chickens in Reducing Municipal Solid Waste, Maureen Breen

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An Examination of Federal Discretionary Grant Sustainability in Rural Public School Districts, Autumn L. Grooms

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Emotional Intelligence and Secondary Traumatic Stress Experiences of Trial Court Judges, Jody Jacobetz Huber

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Women’s Political Empowerment and the Nonprofit Subsectors of Education, Human Services, and Public/Societal Benefit, Lorin McKnight Mayo

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Failure to Launch: An exploratory study of the impact of the Workforce Investment Act on transition to adulthood among low income youth, Louise McLoughlin

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Capability and Gap Assessments: Influence on Emergency Management Programs, Kelly Myers

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Social Construction of Giftedness in the National Defense Education Act of 1958, Chad Phillips

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Guided by Faith? Comparing Faith-based and Secular Nonprofits’ Planning Practices, Jeremy Raff

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Preservice Training for a Treatment Home Program in New Jersey, Jina Saint-Elien

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Pennsylvania School Resource Officers as Mentor/Counselors, Including Levels of Intervention, Beth Sanborn

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A Study of Dual Credit Program Policies in the Rio Grande Valley, Zachary Suarez

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Comparing Compensation: Shared Occupations of Government and Private Industry, Catherine Sykes

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Using Predictive Modeling toward Increasing Alumni Giving at a Public University, Susan Vanscovich

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Taxation Through Criminalization: The Relationship Between Revenue Derived From Law Enforcement and Municipal Budget Allocations for Police Services, Anthony Whitmore

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Fitting into the Bigger Picture: Community Engagement Efforts among Community Nonprofit Organizations and Institutions of Higher Education through the Perspectives of Nonprofits, Jamie Williams

Dissertations/Capstones from 2018

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A Phenomenological Study: The Lived Experiences of Teen Mothers Who Graduated from High School and Desired to Enroll in Post-secondary Educational Institutions, Yolanda Allen

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The Affordable Housing Crisis in Charleston, South Carolina: A Case for Collaborative Governance, Thomas Cook

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Terrorism: Is it a mechanism of change according to the Punctuated Equilibrium Theory?, Joseph M. Dilley Jr.