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Doctoral Program in Instructional Technology and Leadership Student Dissertations

Alia M. Pustorino

DIFFERENCES IN PERCEPTIONS OF STUDENT EXPERIENCES BETWEEN RESIDENTIAL AND COMMUTER SUB-POPULATIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Chair:  Dr. David Carbonara

Rae L. Mancilla

THE SMARTPEN AS A MEDIATIONAL TOOL FOR LEARNING LANGUAGE AND CONTENT AREAS:  THE CASE OF ENGLISH LEARNERS IN MAINSTREAM CLASSROOMS

Chair:  Dr. Nihat Polat

Huixiang Yuan

A FOLLOW-UP STUDY TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM DESIGNED TO TRANSITION TO A STUDENT-CENTERED APPROACH AT XI'AN EURASIA UNIVERSITY IN CHINA

Chair:  Dr. Joseph Kush

Jennifer Camille Dempsey

VIRTUALIZING THE WORD:  EXPANDING WALTER ONG'S THEORY OF ORALITY AND LITERACY THROUGH A CULTURE OF VIRTUALITY

Chair:  Dr. Gary Shank

Evagkelia Irene Lendis

TEACHING IN A 21st CENTURY EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT:  A CASE STUDY TO EXPLORE THE ALIGNMENT BETWEEN VISION, INSTRUCTION AND THE NEEDS OF A 21st CENTURY WORKPLACE

Chari:  Dr. David Carbonara

Eric Patrick Swift

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE OF ENTREPRENEURS

Chair:  Dr. James Henderson

Randal T. Sydeski

A STUDY OF SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS' KNOWLEDGE OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR CHILDREN WITH READING DIFFICULTIES

Chair:  Dr. David Carbonara

Jared D. Simmer

WOMEN DON'T ASK:  BUT WHY ARENT' THEY WILLING TO LEARN HOW?  VALIDATING A FOUR-FACTOR MODEL

Chair:  Dr. James Schreiber

Laura Jacob

USING VIRTUAL WORLDS TO IDENTIFY MULTIDIMENSIONAL STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN HIGH SCHOOL FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING CLASSROOMS

Chair:  Dr. Misook Heo

Sandra Wesolowski

THE IMPACT OF PARTICIPATION IN A SECONDARY SCHOOL-BASED MENTORING PROGRAM ON URBAN FEMALES AFTER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

Chair:  Dr. Karen Levitt

Denise A. Morelli

THE GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON TRAINING AMERICA'S TEACHERS:  RESPONSE FROM PENNSYLVANIA'S SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS

Chair:  Dr. Joseph Kush

Amy Beth Mackie Balbach

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

Chair:  Dr. Sr. Mary Frances Grasinger

Michael R. McNally

THE EFFECTS OF CLASSROOM RESPONSE SYSTEMS ON STUDENT LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT

Chair:  Dr. Ara J. Schmitt

Janet Astle

IDENTIFICATION OF DESIRABLE PHARMACY PRECEPTOR CHARACTERISTCS AND BEHAVIORS: A QUALITATIVE CONTENT ANALYSIS APPROACH

Chair:  Dr. Karen Levitt

Darren Mariano

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CREATING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY IN ONLINE LEARNING WITH SOCIAL AWARENESS INFORMATION

Chair:  Dr. Misook Heo

Jerilyn Scott

IS IT CHOICE OR IS IT INTEREST?: THE EFFECT OF CHOICE AND INTEREST ON THE COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE ENGAGEMENT OF ELEMENTARY STUDENTS PERFORMING A READING TASK

Chair:  Dr. Sarah Peterson

Elaine Studnicki

BELIEFS AND TECHNOLOGY - DOES ONE LEAD TO THE OTHER? EVALUATING THE EFFECTS OF SELF-EFFICACY AND SCHOOL COLLECTIVE EFFICACY ON TECHNOLOGY USE IN THE CLASSROOM

Chair:  Dr. David Carbonara

Heather Bigley

THE AWARENESS OF COMPUTER MEDIATED COMMUNICATION'S SOCIAL PRESENCE FOR VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Chair:  Dr. Sister Mary Frances Grasinger

Shannon Mulholland

THE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THE ATTITUDES OF TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS AFFILIATED WITH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS (NAIS) REGARDING THE INCLUSION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Chair:  Dr. Joseph Kush

Rubina Iqbal

ADULT STUDENTS' PERCEPTION OF THE CONGRUENCE OF HYBRID COURSES WITH THEIR ADULT LEARNING NEEDS AND THEIR SATISFACTION FROM HYBRID COURSES

Chair:  Dr. Gibbs Kanyongo

Molly S. Smith

THE IMPACT A TECHNOLOGY LEADER AND THEIR LEADERSHIP STYLE MAKES IN K-12 CLASSROOM TEACHER'S IMPLEMENTATION OF TECHNOLOGY

Chair:  Dr. David Carbonara

Patricia A. Tinkey

STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF THE INTEGRATION OF FAITH AND LEARNING IN A COLLEGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSE

Chair:  Dr. Ruth D. Biro

Vaughn L. Bicehouse

MULTICOLORED PATCHWORK PORTRAITURE OF AN EFFECTIVE VETERAN HIGH SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER AMIDST THE TEMPEST OF THE HIGH STAKES TESTING MOVEMENT

Co-Chairs:  Dr. Launcelot Brown, Dr. Rose Mary Mautino

Keith M. Gorse

LEADERSHIP IN YOUTH BASEBALL:  AWARENESS OF HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES.

Chair: Dr. Joseph Kush

Bonnie Pazin

BRINGING THE REAL WORLD INTO THE CLASSROOM: CAREER CHANGE BUSINESS EDUCATORS AND THE PEDAGOGIES OF ENGAGEMENT

Chair: Dr. Peter Miller

Anne Koch

TEACHER CANDIDATE AND TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION: HOW DO PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS PERCEIVE THEIR READINESS TO INFUSE TECHNOLOGY IN THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT?

Chair: Dr. Misook Heo

Jill A. Ashbaugh

A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT ON THE SUCCESS OF STUDENTS ON A HIGH-STAKES STATE EXAMINATION

Chair: Dr. Misook Heo

Gita Maharaja

AN “ISLAND” STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM AND ITS IMPACT ON THE INTERCULTURAL SENSITIVITY AND CROSS-CULTURAL ADAPTABILITY OF ITS PARTICIPANTS: PERSPECTIVES FROM A RESEARCH INTENSIVE UNIVERSITY

Chair: Dr.  Derek Whordley

Don A. DiGirolamo

AN EVALUATION OF THE GLOBAL INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT –GILD 2008 AS A PROVIDER OF CUSTOM EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Chair:  Dr. V. Robert Agostino

John Mawhinney

A DETERMINATION OF THE ESSENTIAL OUTCOMES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM SUCCESS

Chair: Dr. V. Robert Agostino

Arch Maharaja

USE OF THE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD IN PRIVATE MEDICAL PRACTICES

Chair: Dr.  V. Robert Agostino, Ph.D.

Bonnie Pazin

BRINGING THE REAL WORLD INTO THE CLASSROOM: CAREER CHANGE BUSINESS EDUCATORS AND THE PEDAGOGIES OF ENGAGEMENT

Chair:  Dr. Peter Miller

Rosa Cho Stoffa

AN EXAMINATION OF THE FACTORS UNDERLYING THE MOTIVATION AND LEARNING STRATEGIES OF GENERATION 1.5 KOREAN AMERICAN STUDENTS

Chair:  Dr. Joseph C. Kush

Linda Zane

THE IMPACT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION UPON THE BLACK-WHITE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

Co-Chairs:  Dr William P. Barone, Dr. Joseph C. Kush

James Beeghley

AN EXAMINATION OF THE USE OF DIGITAL HISTORICAL RESOURCES FOR THE TEACHING OF THE CIVIL WAR IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Chair:  Dr. Joseph C. Kush

Jennifer Nightingale

THE IMPACT OF PERSONAL RESPONSE SYSTEMS ON STUDENT LEARNING IN UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS COURSES

Chair:  Dr. Joseph C. Kush

Debra Piecka

SHOW AND TELL:  LEARNING WITH INTERACTIVE VIDEOCONFERENCING IN KINDERGARTEN

Chair:  Dr. James Schreiber

Lori Hufnagel Buglak

THE EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY OF THREE ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES: A DEMONSTRATION OF RESILIENCY

Chair: Dr.  Rodney Hopson

Linda Thornton Lockett

A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF A PARAPROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM:  TEACHER AIDES MANAGING THEIR JOURNEY TO SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Chair: Dr. Ruth Biro