Dissertation Archive

Doctor of Philosophy in Composition and TESOL program (now the Composition and Applied Linguistics program)


Alhodithi, Nawal. (2020). Undergraduate Research Within an Interdisciplinary English Department: Composition Faculty Experiences and Perceptions. [Dissertation Advisor: Hanauer]

Field Rothschild, Katherine. (2020). "I Was a Writer, even if Teachers Brought Me Down": The Impact of WID-Oriented Curriculum on Students' Writerly Identity Development. [Dissertation Advisor: Driscoll]

Gagich, Melanie. (2020). Examining First-Year Students' Emotional Responses Towards Multimodal Composing and Online Audiences. [Dissertation Advisor: Vetter]

Grant, John. (2020). Mutuality For Universal Access: A study of Diablism, Ableism, and Ablelist Normative Violence Accessing Disability Access in First-Year Composition. [Dissertation Advisor: Bizarro]

Hull, Brittany. (2020). When You Use Ya White Voice Ta Git Da Job: Linguistic Identity Negotiation and the Black Woman English Teacher-Scholar. [Dissertation Advisor: Vetter]

Jiang, Jialei. (2020). From First-Year Writers to Mutimodal Public Rhetors: Exploring the Potential of Posthuman Praxis for Multimodal Design and Social Advocacy. [Dissertation Advisor: Vetter]

Krack, Daniel. (2020). An Ethnodramatic Exploration of the Experiences of LGBTQ+ High School Students. [Dissertation Advisor: Deckert]

Schiera, Anthony. (2020). The Positioning of Middle East Regional Writing Centers, Writing Tutors, and Student Clients. [Dissertation Advisor: Deckert]

Tchekpassi, Tewero. (2020). The Becoming of Sub-Saharan Africa's Higher Education Policy: A Critical Discourse Analysis and Posthuman Reading of a Teacher's Experiences. [Dissertation Advisor: Porter]

Webb, Marie. (2020). Negotiating Professional Identities of English Language, Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies Instructors: Implications for Teacher Education Across Disciplines. [Dissertation Advisor: Park]

Yacoub, Mohamed. (2020). Exploring the Narrated Experiences of Four Multilingual Muslim Students in Separated and Integrated Undergraduate Composition Courses with Implications for Composition Programs. [Dissertation Advisor: Porter]

Zhang, Tong. (2020). Exploring the Value of Rubric Co-Construction on Second Language Writer Formative Assessment Experiences and Metacognition in Writing Learning. [Dissertation Advisor: Hanauer]


Al Harthy, Said. (2019). Investigating Omani Parental Involvement in Their Childrens' English Language Learning. [Dissertation Advisor: Stewart]

Anokye, Jane. (2019). Theorizing the Multilingual Perspectives on African American English Through HBCU Composition Faculty Members' Lived Experiences. [Dissertation Advisor: Rafoth]

Cureton, Darius. (2019). Composing In a Digital Age: Unpacking the Techtinuum Among First Year Writing Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. [Dissertation Advisor: Pagnucci]

Dunning, Wesley. (2019). Poetic Rhetoric: Composing Academic Essays with Poems. [Dissertation Advisor: Pagnucci]

Hasan, Mousa. (2019). Exploration of Multilingual Linguistic Landscape as a Source of Input in Second Language Acquisition: Linguistic, Sociolinguistic, and Pedagogical Analysis of English-Arabic Public Signage. [Dissertation Advisor: Savora]

Johnston, Sandra. (2019). Towards "Comprehensive Internalization": A Study of International Student Perceptions and Experiences of L2 Writing Across the Curriculum [Dissertation Advisor: Park]

Lyon, Thomas. (2019). A Pragmatic Analysis of Public Discourse on American Women in Combat [Dissertation Advisor: Pagnucci]

Mendenhall, Lora. (2019). Mitakuye Oyasin and Service-Learning: A Narrative Plan for Ecological Restorative Justice, Jasper County, Indiana. [Dissertation Advisor: Pagnucci]

Oates Primus, Debonair. (2019). Racialized and Gendered Madness: Decolonizing Psycho-Social Hysteria in African American and Postcolonaial African Black Womens' Fiction. [Dissertation Advisor: Yang]


Alhamdan, Alaa. (2018). Multilingual Codeswitiching Between Arabic and English: Structural Patterns, Conversation Strategies, Identity Exhibitions, and Educational Applications. [Dissertation Advisor: Savora]

Brown, Debra. (2018). Instructor-Student Conferencing as Pedagogy: Measuring ISC Pedagogy's Impact on Student Writing and Self-Efficacy. [Dissertation Advisor: Driscoll]

Bakri, Haytham. (2018). The Effect of Dynamic Written Corrective Feedback on Saudi EFL Students' Writing Accuracy: A Four-Week Study [Dissertation Advisor: Rafoth]

Darwish, Abdullah. (2018). Exploring Academic and Disciplinary Literacy Socialization and Enactment of Seven International Undergraduate Business Students. [Dissertation Advisor: Driscoll]

Dickinson, Summer. (2018). Writer(s) Material and Sensorial Worlds: The Story of a Writer Who Raised a Writer. [Dissertation Advisor: Porter]

Liao, Fang-Yu. (2018). Translingual Creative Writing Pedagogy Workshops: University Teachers' Tranformations on Pedagogical Ideas. [Dissertation Advisor: Hanauer]

Morales, Jack. (2018). Literacy Sponsorship at Staten Island Community College of the City University of New York, 1969-1976. [Dissertation Advisor: Vetter]

Nicholes, Justin. (2018). Exploring How Chemistry and English Majors Understand and Construct Disciplinary Identities in Relation to Life, Departmental, and Writing Experiences: Implications for WAC and Retention. [Dissertation Advisor: Hanauer]

Powell, Roger. (2018). The Impact of Teacher and Student Mindsets on Responding to Student Writing in First Year Composition. [Dissertation Advisor: Driscoll]

Reid, Evelyn. (2018). Stakeholders in the Politics of Literacy Instruction: A Descriptive Study of Narrativized Accounts in Journal of Basic Writing and Computers in Composition: An International Journal. [Dissertation Advisor: Rafoth]

Saaty, Ahdab. (2018). Wiki-Supported Collaborative Writing: Saudi Female Graduate Students' Discourse Practices, Writing Patterns, and Participant Perceptions. [Dissertation Advisor: Savora]


Algubaisi, Bader. (2017). Exploring and Understanding of Administrators', Teachers', and Students' Expectations and Actual Use of Technology - Enhanced Language Learning in a Saudi Tertiary Context. [Dissertation Advisor: Porter]

Alluhaydan, Khulud. (2017). Writing to Learn in an Online Community of Practice: An Exploratory Study of Arab ESL Learners' Texts and the Corrective Commentary Feedback They Received. Linguistic, Pedagogical, and Sociolinguistic Analysis. [Dissertation Advisor: Savora]

Carter, Angie. (2017). An Eye Toward Change: Examining Requests in Teacher-Student Writing Conferences. [Dissertation Advisor: Rafoth]

Charles, Quanisha. (2017). Black Teachers of English in South Korea. [Dissertation Advisor: Park]

Cobb, Gretchen. (2017). Habitus of Deafhood: Using Sociolinguistics of Sign Language to Compile an Academic ASL Dictionary. [Dissertation Advisor: Bizarro]

Donohue, William. (2017). Student Assessment of a Composition Program: A Descriptive Study of Program Outcomes from the Student Perspective. [Dissertation Advisor: Pagnucci]

Hepler, John. (2017). The Influence of Technological Knowledge on Professional Identity of New English Program Faculty. [Dissertation Advisor: Pagnucci]

Hopkins, Justin. (2017). The Story of Them: Outcomes of Practicing Autoethnography in Undergraduate Writing Courses. [Dissertation Advisor: Hanauer]

Lee, Alice. (2017). Exploring the Identity Construction of Multilingual Writers in World Englishes Writing Centers. [Dissertation Advisor: Deckert]

 Lee, Melissa. (2017). Student-Centered Englishes Pedagogy: A Case Study Exploration of a New Orientation to Composition. [Dissertation Advisor: Park]

Lucia, Brent. (2017). The Posthuman Turn in Composition: Critical Regionalists Inquiry and its Pedagogical Implications. [Dissertation Advisor: Porter]

Ryan, Emmett. (2017). Slow Composition and Fast Food: Teaching Writing for a More Sustainable Future. [Dissertation Advisor: Pagnucci]

Schubert, Laura. (2017). Exploring the Connections Between Students' Mindsets and Their Writing: An Intervention Study with a Course-Embedded Writing Tutor. [Dissertation Advisor: Rafoth]

Sheridan, Cheryl. (2017). A Qualitative Study of Four Humanities and Social Sciences English Medium National Scholarly Journals in Taiwan. [Dissertation Advisor: Hanauer]

Simnitt, Emily. (2017). Novice Academic Authorship in the Multilingual, Digital Age. [Dissertation Advisor: Deckert]

Simpson, Shelah. (2017). Student Perceptions of Online Writing Center Designs for Fully-Online Programs. [Dissertation Advisor: Rafoth]

Zamin, Nadia. (2017). Mindful Writers, Sustainable Writing: Implementing Mindulness Intervention to Support the Writing Practices of Advanced Academic Writers Engaged in High Stakes Writing Projects. [Dissertation Advisor: Driscoll] 


Azizogly, Basak. (2016). The Lore of Second Language Literacy: The Development of a Creative Writing Program for Second Language College Students. [Dissertation Advisor: Bizarro, P.]

Crawford, Frances. (2016). An Invesitigation of Writing Center Certification and Accreditation. [Dissertation Advisor: Rafoth]

Ganni, Jessica. (2016). Validating Placement for Teaching and Learning. [Dissertation Advisor: Williamson]

Ismail, Fikri. (2016). Perceived Influence of Formal Second Language Education on First Language Writing. [Dissertation Advisor: Savora]

Jones, Nathan. (2016). Discovering Essensce of College-Level Writing: Transcendental Phenomenology Inquiry in a Midwestern Community College. [Disseertation Advisor: Rafoth]

Ramon, Alva. (2016). Introducing the Prison Writer to Composition: A Multilayered, Many Stranded, Nested, and Textured Meta-Narrative that Begins to Unfold the Untold Story of Prison Writing. [Dissertation Advisor: Pagnucci]


Ahmed, Mohamed. (2015). Androgynous Content: Gender-Inclusive Langauge in Qur'anic Arabic and Egyptian Arabic. [Dissertation Advisor: Deckert]

Al Hasnan, Basim. (2015). Teachers' Perceptions of the Importance of Intercultural Communicative Competence in Saudi EFL Education. [Dissertation Advisor: Savora]

Alawdat, Maha. (2015). A Qualitative Case Study Exploring the Implementation of ePortfolios in PASSHE English Departments. [Dissertation Advisor: Pagnucci]

Anyango-Kivuva, Leonora. (2015). "I can write my own story": A Narrative Study of Refugee Autobiographical Writing. [Dissertation Advisor: Hurlbert]

Ben-Duhaish, Fahad. (2015). When Englsih is Performed Rather than Spoken: The Narrative Inquiry of Saudi M.A. Students' Experiences with Pragmatic Competences. [Dissertation Advisor: Park]

Collie, Gillian. (2015). A Bahktinian Approach to (Re)visioning Heroic Rhetoric in Medical Discourse. [Dissertation Advisor: Bizarro]

Curtis, Jennifer. (2015). Captivating Culture and Composition: Life Writing, Storytelling, Folklore, and Heritage Literacy Connections to First-Year Composition. [Dissertation Advisor: Bizarro, P.]

Donelli O'Connell, Shevaun. (2015). Harry Potter and the Order of the Metatext: a Study of Nonfiction Fan Compositions and Disciplinary Writing. [Dissertation Advisor: Pagnucci]

Fotinakes, Brian. (2015). A Belief and an Act of Will: Hope in the Composition Class. [Dissertation Advisor: Hurlbert]

Fujieda, Yutaka. (2015). Academic Literacy and Discourse Socialization of Seven Multilinguals in a Research Seminar Course in a Japanese University. [Dissertation Advisor: Park]

Griffo, Rachel. (2015). Recontextualizing Composition Studies: The Translingual Practices of Chinese Scholars Teaching in U.S. Universities (1987-2014). [Dissertation Advisor: Hurlbert]

Gutierez, Leslie. (2015). (Re)framing the Immigrant Narrative: Exploring Testimonios that Counter the Eseentialized Image of (Un)documented People in the Discourses of Cotemporary United States Rhetoric. [Dissertation Advisor: Deckert]

Herb, Margaret. (2015). Reimagining the Dominant Narratives of Peer Tutoring: A Study of Tutors' and Writers' Stories. [Dissertation Advisor: Rafoth]

Houston, Maria. (2015). Writing Stories Across Languages: The Exploration of Students' Books Construction in an EAP Writing Classroom. [Dissertation Advisor: Hurlbert]

James, Mitchell. (2015). Aristotle, the Sublime, and Quantum Rhetoric: New Approaches to Understanding the Fiction Writing Process. [Dissertation Advisor: Bizarro, P.]

Kim, Kyung Min. (2015). Negotiation of Different Sources of Feedback on Academic Writng at the Graduate Level: A Case Study of Multilingual Students in the United States. [Dissertation Advisor: Hanauer]

Lee, Youn-Kyoung. (2015). Understanding the Korean Culture of Assessment and Development of an EFL Writing Test. [Dissertation Advisor: Hanauer]

Mangini, Sabatino. (2015). Dissertations in Composition: y[Our] Collaborative Resistance. [Dissertation Advisor: Pagnucci]

Mangini, Laura. (2015). Collaborative Dissertations in Composition: A Feminine Disruption of the Status Quo. [Dissertation Advisor: Pagnucci]

Nuske, Kyle. (2015). Invesitigating Students' Situated Understandings of Criticality in a Master's of Teaching Arts TESOL Course. [Dissertation Advisor: Hanauer]

Poole, Dana. (2015). The emotional constructs of professionalization in a Master's of Teaching English as a Second Language program. [Dissertation Advisor: Alvine]

Salako, Olubukola. (2015). Sociolinguistic Analysis of Nigerian Pidgin English in Nigerian Film. [Dissertation Advisor: Savora]

Sorensen-Lang, Karen. (2015). Voice in Advocacy Sites and the Composition Classroom. [Dissertation Advisor: Hurlbert]

Virgil, Sharon. (2015). A Year of Change: Students Writing Hope. [Dissertation Advisor: Hurlbert]

Warwick, Nicole. (2015). Expanding Narrative Representations: A Narrative Study of TA Preparation Programs in Rhetoric and Composition. [Dissertation Advisor: Williamson]

Whitehead, Elizabeth. (2015). Writing in Fashion: An Exploratory Case Study Investigating Fashion Faculty Approaches Toward Teaching with Writing. [Dissertation Advisor: Williamson]

Yeh, Wan-Ning. (2015). Business Literacy Practices: The Negotiation b/t L1 & L2 Among Taiwanese MBA Students in Taiwan and the U.S. [Dissertation Advisor: Hanauer]


Aben Ahmed, Mahdi. (2014). English for Business Communication and Workplace Needs: Saudi Students' and Business Managers' Perceptions. [Dissertation Advisor: Williamson]

Bailey, Christine. (2014). The Role of Asthetic Artifacts in Creative Writing Research: Casting Student Identity Narratives as Cultural Data. [Dissertation Advisor: Bizarro, P.]

Baker, John. (2014). An Investigation into the Mis/match between the Readability of Rhetorics and the Reading Levels of the English Learners Who Use Them. [Dissertation Advisor: Fontaine]

Boyd, John. (2014). Writing Centers and the Problem of Expertise: Knowing and Doing in Peer Tutoring. [Dissertation Advisor: Rafoth]

Gallaher, Robin. (2014). On Being an Island: A Grounded Theory Study of Being a WPA and the Only Composition Scholar at an Institution. [Dissertation Advisor: Williamson]

Garcia, Christopher. (2014). Profiling Writing Knowledge: Exploring Peer Review Feedback Beyond Revising and Editing. [Dissertation Advisor: Rafoth]

Girardi, Tamara. (2014). It Can Be Acquired and Learned: Building a Writer-Centered Pedagogical Approach to Creative Writing. [Dissertation Advisor, Bizarro, P.]

Golden, Lara. (2014). Discourse of the Disengaged: A Case Study Examination of Male High School Dropouts' Percepts of Their Writing Literacy. [Dissertation Advisor: Pagnucci]

Hulst, Craig. (2014). Toward the Creation of a Personal Ethical Perspective for Teaching Writing. [Dissertation Advisor: Hurlbert]

Long, Jason. (2014). The Road Not Taken: A Writer's Approach to Research on Poetry Writing in Creative Writing Studies. [Dissertation Advisor: Bizarro, P.]

McClure, Kristene. (2014). Traveling in Aplhabets: Narratives of Multilingual Armenian Immigrant Women. [Dissertation Advisor: Park]

McHarg, Molly. (2014). Exploring Faculty Perceptions of American Medical University in Qatar's Writing Center through a Sociocultural and Social Capitalist Framework. [Dissertation Advisor: Bizarro, P.]

Mina, Lilian. (2014). First Year Composition Teachers' Uses of New Media Technologies in the Composition Class. [Dissertation Advisor: Williamson]

Park, Soon Bok. (2014). Exploring Five Korean English Language Teachers' Identities in the Korean Teaching Contexts. [Dissertation Advisor: Park]

Rodden, Jennifer. (2014). Literacy (Re) Constructed: A critical Analysis of Textbook and Educational Policy Discourse. [Dissertation Advisor: Rafoth]

Romagnoli, Alex. (2014). Exploring Graphic Novels as Primary Texts: A cross-Case Analysis of College English Classrooms. [Dissertation Advisor: Pagnucci]

Sabatino, Lindsay. (2014). Interactions of the Online Writing Center: Student's Perspectives [Dissertation Advisor: Rafoth]

Schreyer, Jessica. (2014). A Theoretical Study Linking Ecocomposition and New Media Theories. [Dissertation Advisor: Pagnucci]

Tanghe, Shannon. (2014). A Qualitative Critical Study of Collaborative Co-teaching Practices of English Language Teachers in Public Elemntary Schools in South Korea. [Dissertation Advisor: Park]

Truesdell, Thomas. (2014). The Space Between: An Examination of Practicing Theorists and Writing Center Work. [Dissertation Advisor: Rafoth]

Wells, Jennifer. (2014). Millenials Strike Back: Transitions from High School Reading & Writing to College Reading & Writing. [Dissertation Advisor: Rafoth]

Wise, Melody. (2014). A Study of Writing Assessment in Rural Two-Year Colleges: Preparing Students for Work in a Globalized, Fast-Capitalist Workplace. [Dissertation Advisor: Williamson]

Wu, Zhiling. (2014). Washback Effects of the Reformed CET-4 on College English Teaching and Learning in China: Students' Perspectives. [Dissertation Advisor: Williamson]


Amicucci, Ann. (2013). A Descriptive Study of First-year College Students' Non-academic Digital Literacy Practices with Implications for College Writing Education. [Dissertation Advisor: Williamson]

Hrebik, Johnny. (2013). The Mutually-Minded Classroom Model: Creating Emancipatory Teacher-Student Relationships through Response and Interactivity. [Dissertation Advisor: Williamson]

Mulally, Dauvan. (2013). Faculty Community Building: Portfolio Assessment Groups as Teaching Circles. [Dissertation Advisor: Pagnucci]

Pant, Deepak. (2013). An Autobiographical Study of Second Language Literacy and Pedagogy. [Dissertation Advisor: Hurlbert]

Paye, Massaer. (2013). Discursive Formations of UNESCO's Policies on Literacy. [Dissertation Advisor: Deckert]

Reilly, John. (2013). Mutuality as a Means of Overcoming Student Resistance. [Dissertation Advisor: Bizarro, P.]

Richards, Kathleen. (2013). "Knowledge Growth": A mutiple case study of English literature teachers' learning experiences for teaching composition. [Dissertation Advisor: Park]

Serna-Dimas, Hector. (2013). Idendtitiy, Subjectivity, and Agency in L1-L2 Writing Processes in Spanish-English Young Learners in a K-12 Bilingual School in Bogota, Colombia. [Dissertation Advisor: Bizarro, P.]

Slick, Joseph. (2013). Speaking their hearts through academic second langauge: ESL language achievement and social emotional learning. [Dissertation Advisor: Bizarro, P.]

Thomas, Kimberly. (2013). Thesis, Race, Identity, and Composition: The Experiences of African Amercians in the Professoriate. [Dissertation Advisor: Hulbert]

Verbout, Mary. (2013). A Quantitative Analysis of Basic Writing Students from Assessment and Through English 101 at a Community College. [Dissertation Advisor: Williamson]

Ye, Weier. (2013). Achieving Coherence in Persausive Discourse: A Study of Chinese ESL Undergraduates. [Dissertation Advisor: Savora]


Alqadoumi, Omar. (2012). E-Tutoring and the Academic ESL Writer. [Dissertation Advisor: Gian Pagnucci]

Burke, Brian. (2012). Using Comic Books and Graphic Novels to Improve and Facilitate Community College Students' Literacy. [Dissertation Advisor: Gian Pagnucci]

Chamcharatsri, Pisarn. (2012). Emotionality and Composition in Thai and in English. [Dissertation Advisor: David Hanauer]

Gatto, Roseanne. (2012). Composition and Rhetoric. [Dissertation Advisor: Claude Hurlbert]

Grant, Abigail. (2012). Distinguishing Online and Face-to-Face Learning; Acquisition, Learning, and Online Pedagogy. [Dissertation Advisor: Patrick Bizzaro]

Guelcher, John. (2012). Reflection-on-Juncture Within Composition: The Promise of Transfer. [Dissertation Advisor: Gian Pagnucci]

Harley, Diane. (2012). Doing a School Literacy Information Project in a South Africa Context. [Dissertation Advisor: Resa Bizzaro]

Justice, Clifton. (2012). Coming Out in Composition: The Relationship Between Gay disclosure Practices and the field's Discourse. [Dissertation Advisor: Ben Rafoth]

Klompien, Kathleen. (2012). Truth to Power: Composition and Activism in the Age of Excellence. [Dissertation Advisor: Claude Hurlbert]

Lei, Ruo-Wan. (2012). A Case Study of a Taiwanese Teacher's Group Exploring Narrative Pedagogy. [Dissertation Advisor: Gian Pagnucci]

Nicolas, Corinne. (2012). Understanding Students' use of Sources in Research Writing through an Epistemological Lens. [Dissertation Advisor: Ben Rafoth]

Park, Seung Ku. (2012). Adult Korean ESL Learners' Imbalance of Pragmatic Competences and the Relationship b/t English Teaching Experience and Metapragmatic Awareness. [Dissertation Advisor: Gloria Park]

Power, Karen. (2012). A Social History of Second Language Writing: First Generation L2 Composition Scholars in the Process Era. [Dissertation Advisor: Dan Tannacito]

Quinn (Peluso), Julie. (2012). Where does Writing End? Academic Writing as "Artifact". [Dissertation Advisor: Claude Hurlbert]

Rudd, LeAnn. (2012). Leavings, Returnings, and the Explanations in Between: Students' Stories of Withdrawing from Freshman Composition. [Dissertation Advisor: Claude Hurlbert]

Sarver, Whitney. (2012). "Doing School" Right: How University Students from Diverse Backgrounds Construct their Academic Literacies and Academic Identities. [Dissertation Advisor: Gloria Park]

Sikorski-Julier, April. (2012). Rhetorical Responding and Grading: A Case Study of Best Practices in "Instructive Evaluation". [Dissertation Advisor: Michael M Williamson]

Slick, Joseph. (2012). Speaking their hearts through academic second language: ESL language achievement and social emotional learning. [Dissertation Advisor: Patrick Bizzaro]

Sukasem, Ngarmnij. (2012). Online Literacy Practice: Blogs and Authorship in Thai Learners of English. [Dissertation Advisor: Jeannine Fontaine]

Wang, Lan. (2012). Behind the Curtain: A Critical View of Theory and Practice of Tutoring English Language Learners at University Writing Centers. [Dissertation Advisor: Dan Tannacito]

Wester, Jason. (2012). Private Writing, Public Classrooms: the Personal Journal in English Composition. [Dissertation Advisor: Michael M Williamson]

Yeh, Shu Fen. (2012). A qualitative study of Taiwanese students' Academic Writing Practices and positioning in North American Universities. [Dissertation Advisor: Jeannine Fontaine]


Ashour, Ibrahim. (2011). The EFL Enterprise in Syria: An Examination of Teachers' and Inspectors' Interactive Relationships, Beliefs, and Attitudes. [Dissertation Advisor: Patrick Bizzaro]

Chambers, Leah. (2011). Defining Place, Understanding Race: A Discussion of Student and Community Members' Perception of Life in a Small town. [Dissertation Advisor: Ben Rafoth]

Cheng, Shu-Fen. (2011). A Historical Analysis of English and Chinese Sections of Joint College Entrance Examinations in Taiwan. [Dissertation Advisor: Jeannine Fontaine]

Duncan, Elizabeth. (2011). Mail Order Brides: a Narrative Inquiry Profiling the Lives of Five Female Second Language Learners and their Acquisition of the English Language. [Dissertation Advisor: Dan Tannacito]

Getchell, Kristen. (2011). Examining Student Feedback in Assessment: Validating a Writing Placement Program. [Dissertation Advisor: Michael M Williamson]

Goertel, Rachel. (2011). An Examination of Six Nonnative College English Speaking Students' Ordinary Conversations with Native English Speakers and other Nonnative English Speakers: The Pragmatic Use of English Discourse Markers. [Dissertation Advisor: Dan Tannacito]

Golden, David. (2011). Students and Teachers' Perceptions of "Community" in Online College Composition. [Dissertation Advisor: Gian Pagnucci]

Haggerty, Jessica. (2011). Mentoring Relationships and Student Empowerment: A Phenomenological Study of Four Women's Experiences. [Dissertation Advisor: Gloria Park]

Hassan, Mai. (2011). Unheard Voices: Narratives of Developing TESOL Professionals in a Graduate Discourse Community. [Dissertation Advisor: Jeannine Fontaine]

House, Brent. (2011). The Muses on the Mountains: Mentoring Relationships Among Creative Writers. [Dissertation Advisor: Patrick Bizzaro]

Huster, Kimberli. (2011). Language Journeys of Hmong Generation 1.5 Women. [Dissertation Advisor: Dan Tannacito]

Kazakbaeva, Roza. (2011). The Role of the English language in Kyreyz Immigrants' Acculturation Processes in the United States. [Dissertation Advisor: Nancy Hayward]

Kim, So Yeon. (2011). Dynamics Under the Silence: Exploration of Various Negotiations of One Korean Writing Teacher and His Students. [Dissertation Advisor: Jeannine Fontaine]

Lederman, Josh. (2011). Applying Current Validity Theory to College Writing Assessment. [Dissertation Advisor: Michael M Williamson]

Lee, Sarah Henderson. (2011). Claiming Their Right to Write: Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners. [Dissertation Advisor: Gloria Park]

Littleton, Chad. (2011). The Role of Feedback in Two Fanfiction Writing Communities. [Dissertation Advisor: Ben Rafoth]

Messekher, Hayet. (2011). Voices of Pedagogy, Positionality, and Power: A Narrative Inquiry of Algerian Graduate Students at American Universities. [Dissertation Advisor: Gloria Park]

Natiladdanon, Korakote. (2011). Genre Awareness Among Thai EFL Readers and Writers: A Qualitative Study. [Dissertation Advisor: Jeannine Fontaine]

Payne, Cynthia. (2011). Passionate Purpose in Non-Academic Writing--Implications for the College Writing Classroom. [Dissertation Advisor: Patrick Bizzaro]

Roliston, Lou. (2011). African American Female Literacy Identity: Languages Culture and Power. [Dissertation Advisor: Ben Rafoth]

Sadek, Nehal. (2011). A Hybrid Dynamic Assessment (HDA) Model of Essay Writing by English Language Learners (ELI): An Exploratory Qualitative Study. [Dissertation Advisor: Dan Tannacito]

Senese, Marcelene. (2011). Women in the Writing Center: Gender and Language Intersections. [Dissertation Advisor: Ben Rafoth]

Stanko, Sandra. (2011). Negotiating the Chasm: the Function of Writing in Managing Maternal-Professional Roles, Responsibilities, and Identities. [Dissertation Advisor: Jeannine Fontaine]

Wells, Jennifer. (2011). Millennials Strike Back: Transitions from High School Reading and Writing to College Reading and Writing. [Dissertation Advisor: Ben Rafoth]

Wetzl, Ana. (2011). When WE (World Englishes) get invited to the composition course: A study of American students' perception of WE Writing. [Dissertation Advisor: David Hanauer]


Amer, Mahmoud. (2010). Film in Composition: Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through the Study of Film in First-Year Composition. [Dissertation Advisor: Dan Tannacito]

DePolo, Jason. (2010). Discursive Transformation and the Reconstruction of Identity: A Critical Discourse Analysis of African American Student Texts. [Dissertation Advisor: Dan Tannacito]

Diamond, Joel. (2010). The Identity, Second Language, and the Classroom Dynamic: Participant Observation in a Beginning Korean as a Second Language Classroom. [Dissertation Advisor: Jeannine Fontaine]

Fels, Dawn. (2010). The Vernacular Architecture of Composition Instruction: What the Voices of Writing Center Tutors Reveal about the Influences of Standardized Instruction and Assessment. [Dissertation Advisor: Ben Rafoth]

Ganda Nabi, Mahamadou. (2010). Teacher Professional Development: The Needs of TESOL Teachers in the Republic of Niger. [Dissertation Advisor: Gian Pagnucci]

Glicker, Eric. (2010). The Student Writer as Blogger: A Longitudinal Case Study of a Blogger's Critical Narrative Events. [Dissertation Advisor: Gian Pagnucci]

Goldberg, Amanda. (2010). Stolen Voices: Literacy, Identity, and Acculturation of Resettled Somali-Bantu Refugees. [Dissertation Advisor: Dan Tannacito]

Ismail, Soliman. (2010). Arabic and English Persuasive Writing of Arabs from a Contrastive Rhetoric Perspective. [Dissertation Advisor: Michael M Williamson]

Lapidus, Alexander. (2010). L2 Cultural Negotiation and Visual Literacy: A Multilingual Perspective. [Dissertation Advisor: David Hanauer]

Liu, Pei-Hsun. (2010). White Prestige Ideology, Identity, and Investment: ESL Composition Class as a Site of Resistance and Accommodation for Taiwanese Students. [Dissertation Advisor: Dan Tannacito]

Miller, K. (2010). Stranger than Fiction: A Study of Student Perceptions of Writer's Block and Film in the Composition Classroom. [Dissertation Advisor: Gian Pagnucci]

Sams, Deborah. (2010). An Analysis of Leadership Beliefs and Practices of 25 TESOL Leaders. [Dissertation Advisor: Nancy Hayward]

Santos-Bamba, Sharleen. (2010). The Literate Lives of Chamorro Women in Modern Guam. [Dissertation Advisor: Nancy Hayward]

Stevenson, Heidi. (2010). Finding our Places, Defining our Places: Service Learning and Ecocomposition in the First-Year Composition Classroom. [Dissertation Advisor: Claude Hurlbert]

Worajittipol, Kandanai. (2010). Online Interaction Between Thai EFL Learners and English Speaking Chat Partners: An Exploration of Negotiation for Meaning and Development Relationships. [Dissertation Advisor: Jeannine Fontaine]

Zacharias, Nugrahenny. (2010). The Evolving Teacher Identities of 12 South/East Asian Teachers in US Graduate Programs. [Dissertation Advisor: Nancy Hayward]


Al-Momani, Husam .(2009). Caught Between Two-Cultures: The Realization of Requests by Jordanian EFL Learners. [Dissertation Advisor: Dan Tannacito]

Bouman, Kurt. (2009). A Phenomenological Investigation of College Students' Construction and Representation of Plagiarism. [Dissertation Advisor: Ben Rafoth]

Costanzo, Ryan. (2009) .The Function and Use of the Textbook in an Undergraduate Nursing Program. [Dissertation Advisor: Nancy Hayward]

DiGregorio, Daniela. (2009). The Phenomenon of International Adoption with a Focus on Second Language Acquisition: A Case Study of Internationally Adopted Children and Adolescents from Russia. [Dissertation Advisor: Nancy Hayward]

DiPaula, Lauren. (2009). A Chaotic Companion: Writers and Writing with Bipolar Disorder. [Dissertation Advisor: Gian Pagnucci]

He, Jiajia. (2009). Applying Contemporary Western Composition Pedagogical Approaches in University EFL Writing Context: A Case Study of a Writing Workshop at a Chinese University. [Dissertation Advisor: Jeannine Fontaine]

Hendrix, Ellen. (2009). "A Long Row to Hoe": Life and Learning for First-Generation College Students in the 21st Century Rural South. [Dissertation Advisor: Ben Rafoth]

Huang, Yi-Wen. (2009). Listening to Their Voices: An In-depth Study of Language Anxiety and Cultural Adjustment Among Taiwanese Graduate Students in the United States. [Dissertation Advisor: Jeannine Fontaine]

Lei, Jiun-lung. (2009). An Investigation of the Effects of Discourse Types of Taiwanese College Students' Reading Strategy Use. [Dissertation Advisor: Jeannine Fontaine]

Lynch-Biniek, Amy. (2009). Refiguring Composition through Theory. [Dissertation Advisor: Claude Hurlbert]

McCaffrey, Kelly. (2009). The Role and Representation of Technology in Composition Handbooks. [Dissertation Advisor: Michael M Williamson]

Methitham, Phongsakorn. (2009). An Exploration of Culturally-Based Assumptions Guiding ELT Practice in Thailand, a Non-colonized Nation. [Dissertation Advisor: Jeannine Fontaine]

Minett, Amy. (2009). Reproduction, Resistance, and Supranational Language Management: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Role of Soros-Funded English Language Programs in the Building of Open Societies. [Dissertation Advisor: Dan Tannacito]

Ninacs, Michele. (2009). Crossing Over to the Multimodal Side: A Study of the Consensus Building Strategies Employed by Miami University in Support of a Multimodal First-Year Writing Curriculum. [Dissertation Advisor: Michael M Williamson]

Osailan, Ghassan. (2009). The English Literacy Experiences of Advanced Saudi EFL Professionals in the United States. [Dissertation Advisor: Jeannine Fontaine]

Peterson, Heather. (2009). Literacy Practices and Identity in Slavic Immigrant Congregation: An Ethnographic Study. [Dissertation Advisor: David Hanauer]

Pierce, Janet. (2009). A Co-Construction of Space Trilogy- Examining how ESL Teachers, English Language Learners, and Classroom Designs Interact. [Dissertation Advisor: Dan Tannacito]

Romanelli, Marie. (2009). Exploring the Culture and Cognition of Outsider Literacy Practices in Adult Readers of Graphic Novels. [Dissertation Advisor: Ben Rafoth]

Stewart, Marjorie. (2009). Fear and Loathing in the English Department: The Strange and Terrible Saga of Composition and Creative Writing. [Dissertation Advisor: Gian Pagnucci]

Wang, Shu-Chuan. (2009). A Qualitative Study of English as a Foreign Language Learning (EFL) by Rural Taiwanese Students with Christian Native-English-Speaking Teachers. [Dissertation Advisor: Jeannine Fontaine]


Miller, Patricia L. (2005). Ecological Interaction in ESL Writing: Perceiving and Acting on Affordances for Self-regulation in Discourse and Grammar. [Dissertation Advisor: Dan J Tannacito]


Hector-Mason, Anestine E. (2004). Cultural Processes and Cultural Learning Experiences: How Hispanic ESL Adults Adjust to Life in a Small Central Texas Town. [Dissertation Advisor: Jerry G Gebhard]

Koch, Robert T. (2004). Articulating a Moo-Integrated Writing Pedagogy. [Dissertation Advisor: Michael M Williamson]

Lanteigne, Betty Fay. (2004). Task Descriptions of Non-Western English Language Use with Cross-Cultural Evaluations and discussions of Language Choice. [Dissertation Advisor: Michael M Williamson]

Ozbilgin, Alev .(2004). Turkish and English Literacy in an English Medium University in Turkey: A Qualitative Study. [Dissertation Advisor: Dan J Tannacito]

Sterling-Deer, Carolyn. (2004). Liberating Silent Voices: Socio-Linguistic Expressions of Identity in Dominican Female Second Language Learners' Online Communication. [Dissertation Advisor: Bennett A Rafoth]

Wallace, Robert M. (2004). This Wild Strange Place: Local Narratives of Literacy Use in Appalachian Families Over Three Generations. [Dissertation Advisor: Gian Pagnucci]