Grant Recipients

2019-2020

Erin Brown (Ed.D.)

The Effect of Differentiated Instruction on Education Trainees at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Megan Deptula (Mental Health Counseling)

Effects of Experiential Education Processes Upon Different Types of Learning

Barbe Fogarty (D.S.W.)

Understanding the Impacts of Mutual Solidarity Microfinance Groups on Community Well-being in Rural Haiti

Eric Rusiewicz (Mental Health Counseling)

Effects of Experiential Education Processes Upon Different Types of Learning

Megan Stehman (English)

The Purple Man and His Words: Consent and Agency in Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’

Amber Weber (M.S.W./M.P.A.)

Sensory Rooms: What We Know and What is to Come

Emily Pisco (Ed.D.)

Using Our Voices: Advocating for Community and Social Justice

Marlene Fares (Ed.D.)

Using Our Voices: Advocating for Community and Social Justice

  • 2018-2019

    Maria Aguiar (Counselor Education)

    The Ethics of Disaster Mental Health: Disillusionment Among First Responders

    David Eltz (English)

    (Super) Collisions of the Static and Moving Image

    Marlene Fares (Ed.D.)

    Advising as Teaching: The Effect of Academic Advising on the Success of Freshmen Exploratory Studies Students

    Barbe Fogarty (D.S.W.)

    Utilizing a Multi-disciplinary Framework for Analyzing and Developing Family-centered Public Policies

    Diane Irish (D.S.W.)

    Educational Intervention with Families Experiencing Homelessness

    Laura Johnson (Mental Health Counseling)

    The Ethics of Disaster Mental Health: Disillusionment Among First Responders

    Judy Lin (Counselor Education)

    The Ethics of Disaster Mental Health: Disillusionment Among First Responders

    Leila Little (Ed.D.)

    How we got Here: Testimonios of Latina Educators

    Evelyn Lopez (Mental Health Counseling)

    The Ethics of Disaster Mental Health: Disillusionment Among First Responders

    Lisa Lowrie (D.S.W.)

    Exploring the Risk and Protective Factors Surrounding Digital Communication in Human Services

    Aubrey Manmiller (Counselor Education)

    The Ethics of Disaster Mental Health: Disillusionment Among First Responders

    Bonnie Marsh (D.S.W.)

    Impact of Supervision and Management on Casework Retention

    Lauren Masemore (Counselor Education)

    Enhancing Pedagogy and Supervision through Neuroscience Technology

    Taylor Person (M.S.W.)

    Understanding the Significance and Impacts of Historical Trauma in the Black Community

    Emily Pisco (Ed.D.)

    Developing Critical Epistemologies as New Practitioner Scholars in an Ed.D. Program

    Edward Probasco (English)

    On Shakespeare and Sleep: A Defamiliarizing Approach to the Loss of Innocence

    Felishatee Rodriguez (Mental Health Counseling)

    Enhancing Pedagogy and Supervision Through Neuroscience Technology

    Erica Smith (English)

    The Ghost of Jim Crow is Everywhere: Women of Color in Today’s University

    William Starkey (M.F.A.)

    Using Design Processes and Thinking to Ensure Usability

    Megan Stehman (English)

    Jessica Jones’ Kilgrave: The Villain as a Rape Allegory and Personification of Mental Disorders

    Rebekah Stem (Counselor Education)

    A Pennsylvania School Counselor’s Guide to Applying for Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) Using the K-12 (339) Guidance Plan

    Amanda Svetlak (M.F.A.)

    Tuscan Treasure – A Case Study of Object, Legend, and Culture in Chiusdino, Italy

    Roxanne Taglienti (Counselor Education)

    A Pennsylvania School Counselor’s Guide to Applying for Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) Using the K-12 (339) Guidance Plan

    Patricia Tinsman (Ed.D.)

    Developing Critical Epistemologies as New Practitioner Scholars in an Ed.D. Program

    Robyn Weaver (M.S.W.)

    Understanding the Impacts of Mutual Solidarity Microfinance Groups on Community Well-being in Rural Haiti

    Ashley Womer (Mental Health Counseling)

    Enhancing Pedagogy and Supervision through Neuroscience Technology

  • 2017-2018

    Taryn Bullivant (English)

    She Tells Stories in the Light: Indigenous Oral Storytelling

    Leann Duprey (Ed.D.)

    Building a Leadership Image: A Content Analysis of Presidential Candidates

    John Feilmeier (Computer Science)

    Comparing Data Analytics Platforms for Use by Beginners

    Heather Flyte (English)

    The Princess Bridge and Slavoj Zizek’s Fantasy of the Real

    Barbe Fogarty (D.S.W.)

    Service-learning and Research Project in Puerto Rico

    Christina Fogle (Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling)

    Implementation and Evaluation of Open Educational and Free Resources to Replace Textbook

    Megan Giles (Counselor Education)

    The Impact of School Shootings in Communities – The Role of Community Altruism

    Kimberly Hardner (D.S.W.)

    Understanding College Students with Physical Disabilities

    Diane Irish (D.S.W.)

    Brief Intervention for the Education and Empowerment of Homeless Families

    Marybeth Kern (Education)

    Teaching Techniques of Broadway and Commercial Woodwind Doublers

    Krista King (D.S.W.)

    Social Workers Navigating Medicaid Patients: Care Outside of the Emergency Department

    Lisa Lowrie (D.S.W.)

    Service-learning and Research Project in Puerto Rico

    Bonnie Marsh (D.S.W.)

    Child Maltreatment Effects on Health Outcomes

    Lauren Masemore (Counselor Education)

    The Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD in Young Children – The Role of Resiliency

    The Impact of School Shootings in Communities – The Role of Community Altruism

    Arashi Mesa (Counselor Education)

    Red vs. Blue: Dealing with Post-Election Tension Through a Guidance Lesson 

    Karey Murphy (D.S.W.)

    International Study Within the D.S.W. Program

    Laura Navitsky (M.S.W.)

    Environmental Justice and Extractivist Disaster Recovery: Locating Sustainability in Post-Earthquake Haiti

    Edward Probasco (English)

    On Sinclair Lewis: Not the Hero we Wanted, But the Hero we Deserve

    Felishatee Rodriguez (Mental Health Counseling)

    An Analysis of Curative Factors in Self-Help Groups: Lessons Learned for Counselors

    Khadija Salim (Mental Health Counseling)

    Living Through the Sandwich Generation

    James Wilkie (M.S.W.)

    Service-learning and Research Project in Puerto Rico

     

  • 2016-2017

    Sharayah Bower (English)

    Approaches to Utilizing Indigenous Non-fictional Texts to Teach Awareness about Sexual and Domestic Violence

    Sarah Bryski (Counselor Education)

    Finding their Stories: An Interdisciplinary Approach for School Counselors and LGBT Students

    Genesis Felix (M.S.W.)

    Preparedness of Senior B.S.W. Students Serving the Hispanic/Latino Community: An Exploratory Study

    Kevin Gee (Counselor Education)

    Small Groups to Prep Students for Success

    Lauren Geldon (M.S.W.)

    An Approach to Preventative Care While Working with Older Adults Within Impatient Medical Case Management Settings

    Felishatee Rodriguez (Mental Health Counseling)

    Curative Factors in Self-Help Groups: A Humanistic Perspective for Training New Counselors

    Khadija Salim (Mental Health Counseling)

    Stress and Resiliency Factors Affecting Children and Adolescents in the Sandwich Generation

    Dara Schwartz (Mental Health Counseling)

    Exploring Issues, Questions and Concerns Related to the Pennsylvania Code with Graduate Students

    Autumn Zackowski (M.S.W.)

    Examining the Factors Which Contribute to Youth Leaving, Re-entering, or Remaining in Foster Care After Age of Emancipation

  • 2015-2016

    Alfred Bronakowski (M.F.A.)

    Using the Senses to Create an Immersive Interactive Experience

    Emma Brooks (M.F.A.)

    Surface Design: The History, Evolution, and Importance

    Angela Carr (Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling)

    Establishing New Research, Interventions, Prevention Programs, and Systemic Change for Co-occurring Violence and Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Addiction Through an Integrative Ecological/Multi-Systemic Framework

    Melissa Derhammer (Student Affairs)

    The Shaping of a Peer Mentor Program

    Justina Disciullo (M.F.A.)

    Hatch Show Print, Nashville Tennessee – Research on Woodblock Printing

    Lauren Geldon (M.S.W.)

    Engagement, Assessment, and Ethics in Medical Case Management

    Megan Gierka (Reading Education)

    Differentiated Mentoring: Enhancing Pre-service Teacher Growth Through Roll-over Supervision

    Amy Horger (Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling)

    A Comprehensive Literature Review of the Integration of Family Therapy with Cancer Treatment

    Donna Kazahaya (Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling)

    A Comprehensive Literature Review of the Integration of Family Therapy with Cancer Treatment

    Ambria Liles (Counselor Education)

    Establishing Global Relationships with Bush Alaska Through Blackboard Collaborate.  Instilling Global Perspectives While Keeping Local Heritage in Rural Native Alaska

    Christopher McKeon (English)

    Lost Children, Lost Land: Complex Families and Their Relationship with Southern Landscape in William Faulkner’s ‘The Sound and the Fury’

    Matthew Rozzi (Mental Health Counseling)

    Financial Abuse of the Elderly Perpetrated by Family Members

    Christina Thrash (Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling)

    A Comprehensive Literature Review of the Integration of Family Therapy with Cancer Treatment

  • 2014-2015

    Kira Apple (English)

    There’s a Story Behind Everything: Weaving ‘Tapestries’ and the Construction of Narrative in the Dragon Age Series

    Melissa Derhammer (Student Affairs)

    Lasso in the LASSI and Rope in Student Success

    Amanda Funk (English)

    Language at the Horizon: Anishinaabe Perspective on Culture and Communication

    Julie Gabriel (MSW)

    Mindfulness and Yoga Self-Care Practices for Caregivers

    Elon Gruber (Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling)

    Multidisciplinary Treatment for Elder Financial Abuse

    Jenna Keppel (Mental Health Counseling)

    Multidisciplinary Treatment for Elder Financial Abuse

    Christopher McKeon (English)

    Rise of the Machines: The Death of the Pastoral and Phillip in W. Somerset Maugham’s ‘Of Human Bondage’

    Katherine Pritchett (M.S.W.)

    Children in Environment: A Study of the Social Environment Affecting Child Friendliness in the Counties of Pennsylvania  

  • 2013-2014

    Kira Apple (English)

    He Felt His Being Move in Music:  An Exploration of Society, Monarchy, and Song in Tennyson’s ‘Idylls of the King’

    Megan Burr-Mecum (Counselor Education)

    Development of an Online System for the Assessment of the Professional School Counseling Internship

    Angela Carr (Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling)

    A Constructivist View of Creativity in Research Planning

    Kenneth Rohlfing (Computer Science)

    Visualization of Spatial Sound in Real Time

    Ramah Steinruck (Student Affairs)

    A Constructivist View of Creativity in Research Planning