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Arfken, M. (2006). Political practice: A hermeneutic-phenomenological inquiry. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio. [PDF]

Bales, H. A. (1998). The meaning of solitude in the lives of creative writers. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Barrell, J. E. (1988). A phenomenological investigation of feeling alone. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Batson, D. (2004). The experience of menopausal transition among Amish women. Advisor: Sandra Thomas

Beier, B. F. (1994). A phenomenological study of the experience of having family stories told about oneself. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Church, S. M. (1999). The life-world of centenarians. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Clayton, T. L. (1995). A phenomenological investigation of the experience of being labeled. Advisor Howard R. Pollio.

Columbus, P. J. (1992). A qualitative study of the first-person accounts of living with a stutter. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Cornish, K. A. (2001). The phenomenology of spiritual experience. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio

Corts, D. P. (1999). Spontaneous production of figurative language and gesture in college lectures: A comparison across disciplines. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio

Donaghy, R. C. (2005). "It permeates the whole fabric of your life": The experience of scholars who have studied self-directed learning. Advisor: R.G. Brockett

Dossett, J. M. (2000). The experience of sexual desire: An empirical-phenomenological investigation. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio

Erdmann, B. R. (1987). Living with chronic pain. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio

Eskre, D. R. (1996). The absent therapist's presence: A thematic analysis of patients' experiences of their therapist in imagination. Director: Howard R. Pollio.

Fernandez, L. (1992). The world of the lupus patient: Phenomenological and psychological perspectives in lupus erythematosus. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Goodrich, L. B. (1988). Deafness as difference: A phenomenological investigation of the experience of being deaf. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Gordon, D. M. (1992). "The road not taken": A phenomenological investigation of the experience of regret. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Graves, T. R. (2006). The thematic meaning of face-to-face conflict experiences: A hermeneutic phenomenological investigation. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio. [PDF]

Hawthorne, M. C. (1988). The human experience of reparation: A phenomenological investigation. Advisor Howard R. Pollio

Heron, R. L. (1997). Intuiton and deliberation: A study of women's sexual choices. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Hunt, J. W. (1992). Crying women: An investigation of the lived experience of women with and without cancer. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Jacobs, N. L. (1994). Boundaries of the self: A phenomenological inquiry into the experience of losing a sense of self. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Ingram, J. L. (1989). Metaphor in psychotherapy reconsidered: A hermeneutic approach. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio

Koelln, J. M. (1987). A pheneomenological investigation of humor in psychotherapy. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Nowell, B. C. (1996). The expereince of interpersonal connection. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Openlander, K. D. (2001). Experiential aspects of neglect: A phenomenological inquiry. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio

Pennewell, N. D. (1995). Human resiliency: The experience and the phenomenon. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Ravicz, L. (1998). The experience of longing (desire, yearning). Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Reitz, R. R. (1998). The re-production of violence in the lives of domestically violent men: A phenomenological study. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Rosenbaum, M. J. (2000). Jewish women in the South: A phenomenological investigation. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio

Sarvey , S. (2001). Living with a machine: The experience of the child who is ventilator-dependent. Advisor: Sandra Thomas

Shattell , M. (2002). “Make them your friend:” A phenomenological study of patients' experience soliciting nursing care in the hospital setting. Advisor: Sandra Thomas

Shea-Messler, W. (2004). Why am I still here, you ask? A phenomenological study of the lived experience of nurse managers. Advisor: Sandra Thomas

Skinner, L. R. (1996). Healing through meeting: A phenomenological description of the experience of being together in psychotherapy. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Smith, N. L. (2002). A phenomenological study of the experience of travel. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio

Sproule, J. B. (1988). Intuition and insight: The therapist's experience of psychotherapy. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Taylor, B. L. (1995). Psychotherapists' experiences of empathy: A phenomenological inquiry. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio.

Thweatt, G. M. (2000). The experience of being lost. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio

Wade, J. (2004). Crying alone with my child: An existential phenomenological exploration of the meaning of being a parent of a school age child with bipolar disorder. Advisor: Sandra Thomas

Weed, D. (2004). The meaning of the death of an adult child to an elder. Advisor: Sandra Thomas

Williamson, W. P. (1999). The experience of religious serpent handling: A phenomenological study. Advisor: Howard R. Pollio