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Dissertations from 2014

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From Teachers' Control of Curricula to Curricula's Control of Teachers: An Analysis of Loss of Autonomy in the lnstructional Labor Process, Joseph Daniel Abbott Jr.

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Aminoglycoside-Induced Otoneurotoxicity: Analysis of Inner Hair Cell Synaptic Plasticity Following Drug Exposure, Matthew M. Abernathy

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Use of Task Clarification, Feedback, and Recognition to Increase Desired Behaviors within an Organization’s Permit to Work System - Analysis of Data Previously Collected as an Organizational Consultant, Tarek Abousaleh

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Synthesis, Characterization and Potential Applications of Palladium and Ruthenium Nanostructures, Clara Patrice Adams

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Printing Functional Electronic Circuits and Components, Ahmed Tausif Aijazi

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Relationships between Wellness-Related Behaviors and Academic Performance, Helene M. Alfano

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Integrated (Remote Sensing, GIS, and Modeling) Hydrological Investigation and Landslide Susceptibility Studies in the Arabian Shield, Talal Ghazi Alharbi

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Probing the Unfolding and the Stability of the Last Four Metal Binding Domains of Wilson Disease Protein Using Circular Dichroism and Novel Spectroscopic Techniques, Ibtesam Yaseen Alja’afreh

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Examining the Operant Function of Feedback: Evaluation of the Temporal Location of Feedback, Elian Aljadeff-Abergel

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An Adaptive Kalman Filter for Voltage Sag Detection in Power Systems, Hisham Odeh Alrawashdeh

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On Eulerian Irregularity and Decompositions in Graphs, Eric Andrews

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The Lived Experiences of Veteran Elementary Urban School Teachers: Why and How They Stay, Cynthia A. Anthony

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Investigating Practices of Research-Proven Multidimensional Teacher Evaluation Systems in Michigan Schools, George A. Aramath

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Comprehending Male and Female Levels of Engagement in Subsets of the National Survey of Student Engagement: Explicating the Dynamics of Gender Role Conflict as a Mediating Factor for Males, Jacob Glen Arndt

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Elementary School Teachers’ Use of Curricular Resources for Lesson Design and Enactment, Napthalin Achubang Atanga

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The Experiences of Women in Post Graduate Physics and Astronomy Programs: the Roles of Support, Career Goals, and Gendered Experiences, Ramón S. Barthelemy

Structural Evolution in the Neutron Rich-Nucleus 14B, Shadi A. Bedoor

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Using Case Method to Explicitly Teach Formative Assessment in Preservice Teacher Science Education, Amy Elizabeth Bentz

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Teacher Trust Levels and How They Differ Between School Settings and Impact Teacher Involvement in Student Achievement Activities, Gretchen Kaeding Bergan

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Conceptual Framework Alignment between Primary Literature and Education in Animal Behaviour, Andrea Marie-Kryger Bierema

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Focus and Priority Schools: How Principals Enact Leadership Responsibilities to Increase Student Achievement in Selected Mid-Western Counties, Jeffery P. Boggan

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Integrating 3D Layered Manufacturing with Photonic Sintering, Precision Machining and Smart Coating Techniques for Rapid Casting Applications, Hemant Bohra

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Processes, Tools, and Procedures Section 504 Coordinators Use toCreate and Provide Uniformity of Section 504 Requirements Across Their Districts, Caroline Breault-Cannon

Investigations into the Unconfirmed Miracles at Puraquequara, Traci Brimhall

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A Metaevaluation of Energy Efficiency Evaluations, Brandy Brown

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Lie Loops Associated With GL(H), (U+210B) A Separable Infinite Dimensional Hilbert Space, Alper Bulut

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Multivariate Autoregressive Time Series Using Schweppe Weighted Wilcoxon Estimates, Jaime Burgos

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Place-Based Education: An Impetus for Teacher Efficacy, Tamara Chase Coleman

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Urban School Counseling Impact: An ABA Reversal Single Subject Time-Series Analysis of Academic, Suspension, and Attendance Data, Katherine L. N. Colles

The Effect of Container Shape on Readability and Functional Tasks Related to Prescription Label Access by Persons with Visual Impairment, Elyse Connors

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Oncolytic Tanapoxvirus Expressing fliC Causes Regression of Human Colorectal Cancer Xenografts in Nude Mice, Steven J. Conrad

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Career and Technical Education and the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award in Education, Patricia Crum-Allen

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A Monte Carlo Study of the Optimal Rank Order Relationship with Criterion Scores, Hongyan Cui

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How Do Middle School Core Content Area Teachers in a Title 1 School Use Cooperative Learning in the Context of High Accountability for Student Proficiency: A Multiple Case Study, Martha Cunigan-Wells

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Comparison of Hazard, Odds and Risk Ratio in the Two-Sample Survival Problem, Benedict P. Dormitorio

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Fundamental Studies of Protein Ionization for Improved Analysis by Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry and Related Methods, Kevin A. Douglass

A Deeply Digital Instructional Unit on Binomial Distributions and Statistical Inference: A Design Experiment, Alden Jack Edson

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An lntegrated Approach (Remote Sensing, GlS, Engineering, DataMining) for Modeling, Assessing and Mitigating Slope Stability Hazards in Mountainous Environments, Racha El Kadiri

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Elementary Principals’ Perspectives on Newly Graduated General Education Teachers’ Abilities to Teach Students with Disabilities in Inclusion Classrooms, Darla Jane England

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The Effects of Systemic Racism on the Academic Achievement of African American Male Adolescents, Andre Rubin Fields

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A Metaevaluation of Evaluations of Health Care Programs that Employ the Chronic Care Model, Jan Fields

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Administrators as Change Agents in Implementing MTSS: Beliefs, Skills, and Challenges, Tasha Frigmanski

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The Impact of Mentoring on the Self-Perceived Personal and Professional Success Of African American Women Graduates of a Midwestern University, Deveta R. Gardner

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Testing a Model of Maladaptive Perfectionism and Depression Symptoms: The Roles of Emotional Disclosure, Emotion Regulation Strategies, Adult Attachment, and Shame, Angela M. Garrison

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A Phenomenological Study of University Faculty Experiences with Disruptive Undergraduate Students in a Face-to-Face Classroom or Laboratory Setting, Anne Marie Gillespie

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Fabrication, Testing and Analysis of a Fatigue Sensor for Structural Health Monitoring, Subash Gokanakonda

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A Method for Assessing and Describing the Informal Inferential Reasoning of Middle School Students, Joshua Michael Goss

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Hacia un mapa ex-céntrico de lo afro-hispano: notas sobre un meta-archipiélago desbordado, Brian J. Gunderson

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From National Standards to Classrooms: A Case Study of Middle Level Teachers’ Assessment Knowledge and Practice, Susan Lynn Gutierrez

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GDNF Content and NMJ Plasticity in Slow and Fast Twitch Myofibers Follows Recruitment in Exercise, Amy Morrison Gyorkos

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Battling the Separate Spheres: New Woman Writers and British Women Writers of World War I, Christine Haskill

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Black Male Graduates’ Reflections on their College Experiences at a Private, Faith-Based, Predominantly White Institution of Higher Education, Kimberly Hayworth

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Impulsive Choice in Unmedicated and Medicated Children Diagnosed with Adhd: Examining the Variables of Reward Type and ADHD Subtype, Nicole Henriksen

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Biophysical Characterization of the First Four Metal-Binding Domains of Human Wilson Disease Protein, Alia V.H. Hinz

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Reassurance in Negative Space, Elizabyth A. Hiscox

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Evaluating the Use of the Math Reasoning Inventory for Improvement in Fraction Instruction, Kathy Huffman Boyer

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A Study on Generic Prescription Substitution Policy as a Cost Containment Approach for Michigan’s Medicaid System, Khandaker Nayeemul Islam

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Exploring Help-Seeking Intentions among Black American Church-Goers, Krystelle Jean-Michel

Blue Violets, Brandon Davis Jennings

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lnference on Differences in k Means for Data with Excess Zeros and Detection Limits, Haolai Jiang

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The Relationship between Racial Ambiguity and Self-Concept in Multiracial lndividuals, James R. Jobe

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The Growing Women’s Political Activism in Africa 1990-2010: An Explanatory Analysis of Institutions and Contexts, Sylivia Juta

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Connecting the Disciplinary Dots: Faculty Attitudes Toward the Professionalization of Web Development, Kathleen Mary Kalata

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District Mandated Changes in Technology and Inquiry-Based Instruction, Mulonge Musa Kalumbula

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Males’ Expectations of Counseling, Sheryl Kelly

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Mathematical Methods of Analysis for Control and Dynamic Optimization Problems on Manifolds, Robert J. Kipka

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An Attempt to Establish Approval as a Learned Reinforcer, Kelly T. Kohler

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Meeting the Needs of Students with Traumatic Brain lnjury, Heather K. Koole

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The Use of Response Interruption Redirection (RIRD), Timeout, and Differential Reinforoement to Decrease Stereotypy, Jessica Ann Korneder

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The Intersection of Depression, Partner Violence and Poverty during the Perinatal Period, Catherine L. Kothari

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An Examination of How Feminist Perspectives and Generational Differences lnfluence the Leadership Practices of Women Administrators in Higher Education, Marlene Kowalski-Braun

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Differences in Elementary School Team Communication and Practices for Students of Varied Educational Status, Kathleen Kroll

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Active Control of Aerial Refueling Drogue, Taeseung Kuk

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Bound by Words: Oath-taking and Oath-breaking in Medieval lceland and Anglo-Saxon England, Gregory L. Laing

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Studies of the Quantum Phase Transition in Chromium Using Inelastic X-Ray Scattering and Ab Initio Methods, Chengyang Li

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Modular Monochromatic Colorings, Spectra and Frames in Graphs, Chira Lumduanhom

All the Proud Fathers, Dan Mancilla

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Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in the College Chemistry Laboratory: Students’ Perceptions of PBI and Its Relationship with Attitude and Self-Efficacy Beliefs, Lloyd Madalitso P. Mataka

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Correlational Studies of Organophosphate Levels and Endocrine Disruption, Immunomodulation, and Altered Glucose Homeostasis in a Human Population Study, Carrie McKean

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Tatweer School Principals' Perceptions of New Authorities Grantedin the lnitial Steps of Decentralization, Salah Salih Meemar

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From Altruism to Investment: Venture Philanthropy and its Impact on Shared Governance at Liberal Arts Colleges, Joshua D. Merchant

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Ultrafast Interfacial Electron Transfer across Molecule-TiO2 Nanocomposites: Towards Solar Cells and Two Photon Absorption, Edwin Mghanga

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Perceptions of General Education Deans and Department Chairs of their Colleges as Learning Organizations, May Charmayne Mulligan

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Integrating Nanotechnology into the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum: The Impact on Students’ Affective Domain, Jacinta M. Mutambuki

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lntegration of Conventional Lithography and Printing Processes as a Key Enabling Technology for Printed and Flexible Sensing Systems, Binu Baby Narakathu

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Formation of Successful Partnerships between Rural Community College Workforce Development Offices and Businesses: Motivation, Social Capitaland Communication, Ryan Nausieda

Teacher Candidates’ Formative Assessment Development: Implications for Evaluating Teacher Preparation Programs, Lindsay A. Noakes

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Nationalism, Universality, and Globalization: Notes on the Narrative of Three Guatemalan Authors, Marcie Noble

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Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Orthopaedic Fracture Fixation, Bipinchandra Patel

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Evaluation of Novel Κappa Opioid Agonists Alone and in Combination with D-Amphetamine on Locomotor Activity in Sprague-Dawley Rats Evaluation of Novel Κappa Opioid Agonists Alone and in Combination with D-Amphetamine on Locomotor Activity in Sprague-Dawley Rats, Mary Melissa Peet

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The State and Civil Society in the Arab Middle East, Stacey E. Pollard

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Instructional Change in Academic Departments: An Analysis from the Perspective of Two Environment-Focused Change Strategies, Kathleen M. Quardokus

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An Evaluation of Various SAFMEDS Procedures, Shawn Patrick Quigley

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Three Essays on Gender Differences on Risk Preferences and Credit Market Constraints, Jyoti Rai

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Wielding Eden: Early Modern Voices and the Appropriation of Paradise, Adrienne Redding

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The Logistics of Implementing a Field-Based Comprehensive School Reform Initiative, Dawn E. Reeves