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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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A cross-disciplinary study of stance markers in research articles written by students and experts, Secil Akinci

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The year of and A statement: two plays, William Joseph Bonfiglio

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A teacher development program on CALL materials evaluation: teachers' knowledge and attitudes toward technology, Corry Caromawati

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Salt over the shoulder: a guide to the supernatural in the modern world, Chloe N. Clark

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Letting gendered spaces go: striving toward gender and nature balance through bonding in Disney's Frozen and Maleficent, Sarah Chase Crosby

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Fandom and fiction: adolescent literature and online communities, Samantha Dunn

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Subdivision, Samantha Futhey

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Skin maps, Elizabeth Giorgi

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The emergence and evolution of trans-corporeality in Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species and Henry David Thoreau's Walden and "Walking", Adam Frederick Haenlein

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Discouraging discourse: Mommy War rhetoric in the digital age, Jamie Dale Harsha

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Developing and evaluating a pattern grammar inspired CALL tool: PAT GRAM, Hong Ma

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Servants of the rice, Audrey McCombs

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Humanizing advanced communication online writing instruction: developing social presence to communicate, collaborate, and connect, Lynn Beth McCool

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Harry Potter's heroics: crossing the thresholds of home, away, and the spaces in-between, Mary D. Reding

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(Mis)representation at the movies: film, pedagogy, and postcolonial theory in the secondary English classroom, Lucas Alan Rodewald

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Learning transfer from the business communication classroom to the workplace, Danica L. Schieber

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A close reading and concept-oriented rhetorical and literary analysis of Margaret Sanger's eugenics-based discourse, Leslie Mary Shapy

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Erratics: a collection of linked stories, Dana L. Thomann

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Predictive modeling of human placement decisions in an English Writing Placement Test, Ngan Hoa Vu

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The Seed Speaker, Adam Blake Wright

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Integration of a web-based rating system with an oral proficiency interview test: argument-based approach to validation, Hye Jin Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A group of subject-verb agreements: finding quantity in group and number, Samuel Drew Ascoli

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The effects of pausing on comprehensibility, Rebecca M. Bae

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Epideictic memories of war: reconceiving the classical funeral oration as exigence-driven discourse, John P. Banister

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Inflatable castles, Nicholas Bogdanich

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Animal people, Meghan Ann Brown

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Digital classrooms, public profiles, Sara C. Doan

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City of voices: a novel about ancient Tikal, Michelle Donahue

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Designing, implementing, and evaluating an automated writing evaluation tool for improving EFL graduate students’ abstract writing: a case in Taiwan, Hui-Hsien Feng

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The effects of metacognitive strategy training on ESL learners' self-directed use of TED Talk videos for second language listening, Kelsey Gagen-Lanning

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Exploring learner perceptions of and interaction behaviors using the Research Writing Tutor for research article Introduction section draft analysis, Sarah Rebecca Huffman

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The grace of their breakage, Claire Elizabeth Kruesel

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Innovative assessment tasks for academic English proficiency: an integrated listening-speaking task vs. a multimedia-mediated speaking task, Hye Won Lee

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Development and evaluation of online pronunciation instruction for international teaching assistants’ comprehensibility, Edna de Freitas Lima

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Communicating distrust: three cases, Tom Lindsley

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Development and validation of an automated essay scoring engine to assess students’ development across program levels, Stephanie Maranda Link

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An argument-based validation study of the English Placement Test (EPT) – Focusing on the inferences of extrapolation and ramification, Zhi Li

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Anticipating the New Woman figure through subversions of feminine identity: Rhoda Broughton, Ouida, and female sexuality, Caroline E. Martin

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Development and validation of virtual interactive tasks for an aviation English assessment, Moonyoung Park

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A systemic functional perspective on automated writing evaluation: formative feedback on causal discourse, Aysel Saricaoglu

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Artistic (mis)representation and commodity culture in The Picture of Dorian Gray and The House of Mirth, Evan Taylor

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Languaging in cyberspace: a case study of the effects of peer-peer collaborative dialogue on the acquisition of English idioms in task-based synchronous computer-mediated communication, Xuan Teng

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Cather and the Turner thesis: reimagining America's open frontier, Tonya Ann Tienter

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Call it Eden: a novel, Stefanie Brook Trout

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Dante Rossetti: re-envisioning desire in the domestic sphere of Victorian society, Allison Alexis Watson

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The dynamic ecology of the writing process and agency: a corpus-based comparative case study of stancetaking among native speakers and non-native speakers of English in first-year composition conferences, Kirk M. Wilkins

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Finding the erotic, embracing ambiguity, and escaping extremes: unearthing the queer experience in Dorothy Allison's Cavedweller, Leah Elizabeth Wilson

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Predicting ESL learners’ oral proficiency by measuring the collocations in their spontaneous speech, Jing Xu

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Programmatic knowledge management: technology, literacy, and access in 21st-century writing programs, Eric James York

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The effectiveness of linking instruction on NNS speech perception and production, Ghinwa Alameen

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Big rhetoric: The art and rhetoric of spectacle in classical and contemporary experience, Jonathan Mark Balzotti

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The foundation of the nation: Exploring tenets of property ideals in nineteenth-century American literature, Rebecca Blanchette

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A test of productive English grammatical ability in academic writing: Development and validation, Yoo-Ree Chung

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The garden of open mouths, Lindsay D'Andrea

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The Technology Question: Adolescent Identities of Home in Dystopic Young Adult Literature Post-Hunger Games, Ashley Ann Haynes

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Auditions for the volunteer mission to Mars: Stories, Geetha Iyer

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Rhetoric of warning labels: Human figures in cross-cultural design, Kylie M. Jacobsen

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A validity argument for the use of scores from a web-search-permitted and web-source-based integrated writing test, Hee Sung Jun

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CALL-infused project-based learning: a case study of adult ESL students learning prepositions, Susan Lee

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"Us" and "them": the representation of minority groups in the Statistical Atlases of the United States from 1874 to 1925, Li Li

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H, Carolyn Mateal Lovaas

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The potential of Automatic Speech Recognition for fostering pronunciation learners' autonomy, Shannon Michelle McCrocklin

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We are all here, Lydia Melby

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Teachers' attitudes towards and uses of translanguaging in English language classrooms in Iowa, Kavitha A. Nambisan

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Spanish/English bilinguals' strategies for finding bias in historical texts, Theresa A. Orlovsky

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Blasting at the Big Ugly: A novel, Andrew Donal Payton

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Other worlds than this: Stephen King's Dark Tower Gothic Multiverse, Charles William Ripley

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Fantastic ecosemiosis: An analysis of Fantasy as nature-text in The Lord of the Rings, Lance Michael Sacknoff

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The Panic, Eric Everett Sims-Brown

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Pushing perfection: Exploring activity systems through international elite gymnastics scoring, Elizabeth Stranahan

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Things we found when the water went down, Tegan Swanson

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System of ghosts, Lindsay Tigue

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How are we helping our second language writers improve their writing? The case of English 101C and English 150 at Iowa State University, Erin Frances Todey

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Sequential rhetoric: Teaching comics as visual rhetoric, Robert Dennis Watkins

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At the boundary between speech and writing: fostering productive interdisciplinary collaboration on multimodal communication courses, Casey Daniel White

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The distance is more than an ocean, Chris Wiewiora

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Tethers, Logan Adams

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Blueprints, Sarah Elizabeth Burke

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The Obituary Writer, Corrie Rhoda Byrne

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La Habana, Pedro Xavier Cavazos

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Facilitating revision in the English as a second language (ESL) composition classroom through computer-based multimodal composing activities: A case study of composing practices of ESL students, RICHMOND SOLOMON KWESI DZEKOE

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The Unearthed, Robert Sean Evans

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Feminist Aliens, Black Vampires, and Gay Witches: Creating a Critical Polis using SF Television in the College Composition Classroom, Dawn Eyestone

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Imaginary friends, stalking, and curating the Web: An ESL student's use of social media, Luca Giupponi

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Technology and tasks for bridging the language-content gap: Teacher-researcher collaboration in a third-year Spanish writing course, Jesse Soule Gleason

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Sexual violence against women of color: Achieving agency through community voice, purposeful silence, and responsible literary representations, Trisha A. Henderson

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New needs: Revising first-year composition curriculum with email instruction, Jacquelyn Elizabeth Hoermann

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Borrowed identity: the Tea Party and the ethos of WEB DuBois' "Preacher", Pamela Jean Holt

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The Facade of Inevitibility: Agency, Risk, and the American Academy of Pediatrics' 2012 Technical Report on Male Circumcision, Chris Jones

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Havening, John Linstrom

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James Dobson and the American Right: Interdiscursivity and the construction of rhetorical agency, James McAfee

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Teachers' perceptions of knowledge needed to successfully teach multilingual students, Anna Maria McCourt

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The Effectiveness of Using Subtitled Video to Teach Grammar, Rania Fatehi Mohammed

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The Perceptions They Carried: First-Generation College Students and First-Year Communication Courses as a Site of Transition, Susan Pagnac

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Turbines, Nate Pillman

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Building Consensus: Workplace Myth-Building as a Unifying Rhetorical Strategy, Jacob D. Rawlins

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Simulating dominance: How procedural rhetoric enforces a false Native nomos in Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Joshua Joseph Sauceda

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Coughing and sneezing to the end of the world: Apocalyptic pandemic narratives in the 21st century, Luke Daniel Schut

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Mythical River: Encounters with Water in the American Southwest, Melissa Lynn Sevigny

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Patterns and embodiment: An examination of human knowing in "A Day Made of Glass", Mary Kathleen Speckhard