Thesis

This page lists all the students who have graduated as honors scholars from Penn State Brandywine.

Spring 2013

  • Rebecca Brophy, Cooper Scholar, English, honors work in English, “‘A Truth Universally Acknowledged': A Reading of the Economics of Marriage and Feminine Identity in Jane Austen and Edith Wharton” (thesis)
  • Zanya Stephenson, Cooper Scholar, Communication, Arts, and Sciences, honors work in Communication, Arts, and Sciences, “Skilled and Low-Skilled Workers in the US: How Perceptions of Opportunity Affect Experience” (thesis)
  • Eileen Fresta, Schreyer Scholar, American Studies, honors work in American Studies, “Charting the Health History of Middletown Township, Pennsylvania, through a Study of the Cumberland Cemetery Interment Records” (thesis)
  • Labanya Mookerjee, Schreyer Scholar, English, honors work in American Studies, “Jealous for Justice: Ednah Dow Cheney Translates Transcendentalism to Late-Nineteenth Century Social Activism” (thesis)

Summer 2012

  • Sara Neville, Schreyer Scholar, Bachelor of Philosophy, honors work in Science,Technology, and Society, “Two-hundred years of discovery: Using Google Earth to raise awareness of scientific research at the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University” (thesis)
Spring 2012
  • Mary-Therese Capaldi, Cooper Scholar, English, honors work in English, “The role of religious traditions in the world of Pokemon” (thesis)
  • Lauren Orner, Schreyer Scholar, English, honors work in English, “Headlines in crisis: the D.C. sniper and other cases of localized terrorism”
  • Jennifer Santangelo, Cooper Scholar, English, honors work in English, “Julian Hawthorne: Reviving a locust of slander” (thesis)

Spring 2011

  • Jennifer Brooke Ballard, Cooper Scholar, Communications, honors work in Communications and Civic and Community Engagement, “An evaluation measuring the patterns and effects of nonprofit messaging through Facebook”  (thesis)
  • Benjamin Bean, Cooper Scholar, Letters Arts & Science, honors work in Anthropology, “”We Black Build the Music”: Rastafarian perspectives on participation of whites in Reggae and Nyahbinghi music”  (thesis, video, video of thesis defense)
  • June Carfagno, Cooper Scholar, English, honors work in English, “Linguistics and the law: an analysis of language in the courtroom”  (thesis)
  • John Formento, Schreyer Scholar, Business, honors in Business, “Mastering the mechanics: developing a business and a guide”  (thesis)
  • Jacqueline Glace, Schreyer Scholar, Elementary Education in Multicultural Settings, honors in Elementary Education in Multicultural Settings, “An analysis of and new contribution to Appalachian-themed children’s literature”  (thesis)
  • Jonathan Hartline, Schreyer Scholar, Information Sciences & Technology, honors in Environmental Inquiry, “Message in a bottle: creating an oceanographic Google Earth tour using Spreadsheet Mapper”  (thesis)
  • Andrew Shaner, Cooper Scholar, honors work in English, “Defining steampunk through the films of Hayao Miyazaki”  (thesis)

Fall 2010

  • Nina Zeoli, Cooper Scholar, Letters Arts & Science, honors work in Library Studies, “From the ground up: Grassroots initiatives for Delaware County public libraries”  (thesis)

Summer 2010

  • Teron Meyers, Schreyer Scholar, Communications, honors in Civic & Community Engagement, “Cultivating the arts at Penn State Brandywine”  (thesis)

Spring 2010

  • Kyle Lauser, Cooper Scholar, Business, honors work in Business, “Assessing the positive and negative coverage in the Dallas Morning News and The Philadelphia Inquirer and its potential impact on the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys marketing efforts”  (thesis)
  • Diane Paolo, Cooper Scholar, Business, honors work in Business, “Shop ’til you drop? A study of consumer experiences and feelings about shopping and making fashion choices”  (thesis)

Fall 2009

  • Dana Gibson, Schreyer Scholar, English, honors in English and American Studies, “‘Am I your slave?’ William Parker and ‘The Freedman’s Story'”  (thesis)
  • Emily Robb, Cooper Scholar, Business, honors work in Civic & Community Engagement, “Building a huggy pillow volunteer network for hospital cardiac units”  (thesis)
  • Adrienne Showalter, Schreyer Scholar, English, honors in English, “Sensational lives: Byron and Robinson’s lives mirrored in literature”  (thesis)

Summer 2009

  • Lindley Jones, Schreyer Scholar, Business, honors in Science, Technology & Society, “International Charm: a jewelry collection of Spanish and Moroccan influence”  (thesis)

Spring 2008

  • Paul Hurych, Cooper Scholar, Information Sciences & Technology, honors work in Information Sciences & Technology, “Video stenography utilizing individual frames for embedding content”
  • Devin Zuczek, Cooper Scholar, Information Sciences & Technology, honors work in Information Sciences & Technology, “Human behaviors and interactions in a virtual world”

Spring 2007

  • Janice Kuehn, Cooper Scholar, English, honors work in English, “Penn State Delaware County’s 30-hour program students, bridging the gap”

Spring 2006

  • Karen Craig, Cooper Scholar, English, honors work in English
  • Shana Goldson, Cooper Scholar, Business, honors work in Civic & Community Engagement

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