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Dissertations

Recent dissertations:

Dellard, T. (2013). Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions and Experiences of Family Engagement: A Phenomenological Investigation
Franklin, K. (2013). Conversations with a Phenomenologist: A Phenomenologically Oriented Case Study of Instructional Planning

Mottern, R. D. (2011). “Your World Stops”: The Relationship Chiasm between Teachers and Students in Court-Mandated Adult Education

Ruskie, S. E. (2015). You Came to Not Normal Land”: Nurses’ Experience of the Environment of Disaster: A Phenomenological Investigation

Smith, J. T. (2016). Stories of Success: A Phenomenological Study of Positive Transformative Learning Experiences of Low-Socioeconomic Status Community College Mathematics Students

Sohn, B. K. (2016). The Student Experience of Other Students

Swift, S. H. (2013). “It’s a Little Scar”: A Phenomenological Study of Nurses’ Responses Following Direct Involvement in a Nursing Error

 

Dissertations before 2006

  • 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