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Dissertations from 2019

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The Role of Sampling Variability in Developing K-8 Preservice Teachers’ Informal Inferential Reasoning, Omar Abu-Ghalyoun

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Governance and Economic Growth in the Arab World: Evidence from Panel Data Analysis, Adel H. AlAdlani

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Teachers Use and Perceptions of the Impact of Response to Intervention (RTI) on Co-Teaching at the Secondary Level in General Education Classrooms, Hawazen Alasiri

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Saudi Arabian Female English Language Teachers’ Perspectives on Instructional Supervisors and Supervision, Afaf Mohammed Albalawi

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Towards an Architecture for Secure Privacy-Preserving Opportunistic Resource Utilization Networks, Ahmed A. Al-Gburi

Assessing Physical Demands of Construction Workers Using Wearable Sensors, Salam Salman Chiad Alharishawi

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Impacts of Freeway Speed Limit on Safety and Operation Speed of Adjacent Arterial Roads, Fadi Abdallah Alhomaidat

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Parameter Determination and Modeling of Transformer Windings for Fast Transients Including Frequency Dependent Effects, Yazid Al-Kraimeen

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Factors Contributing to the Attrition of New Student Affairs Professionals, Nicole Millar Allbee

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Uniformly Connected Graphs, Nasreen Almohanna

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High-Performance Quasi-Monte Carlo Integration and Applications, Ahmed Hassan H. Almulihi

Protecting a Low Voltage Direct Current System Using Solid-State Switching Devices for DC Grid Applications, Ibrahim N. Almutairy

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Superintendent Practices and Initiatives for Building Principal Instructional and Collaborative Leadership Capacity in a High-Performing High-Poverty School, Fatemah Ali Al Ramel

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Predicting the Complexity of Locality Patterns in Loop Nests in C Scientific Programs, Nasser M. Alsaedi

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Approximate Algorithms for Regulatory Motif Discovery in DNA, Hasnaa Imad Al-Shaikhli

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Embedded Fault Class Detection Methodology for Condition-Based Machine Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance, Nagdev Amruthnath

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Repression and Resistance: A Social History of the Gay Social Movement of Tijuana, México 1980-1993, Jesse Anguiano

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Analyzing Unemployment, Education-Occupation Mismatch, and Immigrant’s Participation in the US Labor Market, Riyadh Naeem Arooq Arooq

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High-Performance Reductive Strategies for Big Data from LC-MS/MS Proteomics, Muaaz Gul Awan

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A Single Session of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Promote Health-Related Behavior Change: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Monica Barreto

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An Exploratory Investigation into the Role of Evaluation Theory in Evaluative Thinking, Lyssa Wilson Becho

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At The Crossroads of Race, Class and Culture: Identifying the Unintended Consequences of Technology on the Agency of Blues Musicians, Michael D. Berghoef

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Three Essays on Liquidity Shocks and Their Implication for Asset Pricing and Valuation Models, Nardos M. Beyene

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Network Equivalents Applied to Transient Analysis of Large Distribution Systems, Ghassan Abdul-Hussein Bilal

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Using Novel Spectroscopy Tool to Study Organized Self-Assemblies, Mohammad Rafe M Bin Hatshan

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The Lived Experience of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Transitioning from High School to a Liberal Arts College, Joseph D. Bishop

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Outside Looking In: Non-Standard Work and the Politics of Labor Market Segmentation, Kathleen Bolter

Essays in the Application of Machine Learning in Development Economics, Dweepobotee Brahma

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Artist as Academic Leader, George H. Brown

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From the Boots on the Ground: A Comparison of the Attitudes and Beliefs of Military Members and Mental Health Professionals Regarding the Moral Injury Construct, Karis L. Callaway

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Are We Globalized? Transformative Education and Internationalization within NASPAA Programs, Li Cheng

The Complex, Tim Conrad

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Examining the Effects of Cell Phone Use on Caregiver Supervision and Child Injury Risk, McKenna Corlis

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An Examination of the Relationship between Adolescent Depression, Anhedonia, and Behavioral Therapy, Alison A. DeLizza

Optimum Leverage Level of the Banking Sector, Sagara Uditha Dewasurendra

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Values in Evaluations of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Erica Lynn Dodds

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Design Parameters for Planning Cluster Randomized Trials of Cognitive Skill Interventions: An Empirical Analysis Using the Collegiate Learning Assessment, Yu Du

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The Efficacy Actions of Priority School Leaders during the Dynamic Change of School Reform, Micole D. Dyson

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Fatigue Performance of RC Beams Strengthened with Near Surface Mounted CFRP Composites, Tamer Ghaith Mousa Eljufout

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Sexual Coercion: The Role of Communication and Heteronormative Beliefs, Brianna Lindley Forbis

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University Auxiliary Services: A Review of Factors Impacting Privatization Decisions, Rita S. Gordon

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Constraints and Context: Testing the Effects of Anthropogenic Noise and Social Factors on Avian Signaling Behavior, Erin E. Grabarczyk

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The Relationship between Student Math Achievement and Teachers Utilizing a Process Involving Interim Instructional Assessments, Douglas B. Greer

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Evaluation of Data Collection Operations for Real-Time Influenza Surveillance during an Emergency, Yuwen Gu

Traumas Migratorios y Reconfiguración Identitaria en Narraciones Mexicanas, Centroamericanas y Caribeñas Contemporáneas, Viridiana García Hernández

Examining the Relationships of Coping Style and Athletic Identity with Adjustment to College among First-Year Division III Collegiate Athletes, Kate Hibbard-Gibbons

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College Adjustment, Belongingness, Academic Self-Efficacy, Persistence, and Academic Success among First-Generation College Students, Heather R. Highhouse

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Functional Analysis of Excessive Crying in Infancy: Two Empirical Case Studies, Jamie L. Hirsh

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Improving Protein Analysis by Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI-MS), Elahe Honarvar

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Development of Heat Transfer Correlations for Low-Reynolds Numbers, Flows in Horizontal Circular Pipes, Latif Eyada Ibraheem

Synthesis and Characterization of New Schiff Bases Ligands with their Transition and Actinide Metals, Sali Nabeel Hanna Jabrou

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Investigation of Structural, Optical and Electronic Properties of Modified Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskites, Rasanjali Jayathissa

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Developing Early Warning Systems for Debris Flows and Harmful Algal Blooms, Sita Karki

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Sensitivity of the Theoretical Electron Capture Shape and Comparisons to Experiment, Katrina E. Koehler

Concurrent Operants Treatment of Escape-Maintained Problem Behavior using Random Reinforcement Schedules, Rebecca Kolb

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Serial and Concurrent Response Presentation: Their Effects on Resurgence, Michael P. Kranak

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Deliberation for Devolution in the Public Sphere: A Case Study from Pakistan, Beenish Kulsoom

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Hardware/Software Co-Design of a Reconfigurable Accelerator Platform for Fuzzy Logic-Based Spatial Image Processing Filters, Aous Hammad Kurdi

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Exploring the Dynamics of Scientific Research, Shilpa Lakhanpal

Nonparametric Tests for Ordered Alternatives in a Two-Stage Nested Design, Bang Le

Are the Most Educated Indeed the Least Religious? A Study Across Countries, Faiths, and Generations, Yevgeniya Leontyeva Abbott

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Measuring Contextual Factors Associated with Experiential Avoidance Using a Behavior Analogue Paradigm, Meaghan M. Lewis

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The Use of Principal Feedback from Teachers to Create Effective Leadership, Kevin Richard Macina

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Assessing Infrastructure Elements using Automated Object Detection Technique in Smart City Applications, Majid Mastali

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A Phenomenological Investigation of Women’s Infertility and Miscarriage Grief Experiences, Tristan McBain

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Functional Assessment and Treatment of Elopement Occasioned by Transitions, Denice Rios Mojica

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A Component Analysis of an Electronic Data Collection Package, Cody Morris

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The Relationship of an iPad, a Video Magnifier, and Large Print Text with Oral Reading Outcomes for Children with Low Vision, Rosemary L. Nave Stawasz

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Assessing the Cost, Quality, and Effectiveness of Local Government Training Methodologies, Michael Dean Norman

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Professional Learning Communities in Michigan’s Center-Based Schools: A Mixed Methods Study, Benjamin L. Oakley

Description of the Final Phase of Augusto Roa Bastos’ Narrative, Marlene Camacho Ochoa

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Variations in Ramsey Theory, Drake Olejniczak

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Comorbid Symptom Treatment in Parkinson’s Disease Using Neurofeedback, JoAnne McFarland O'Rourke

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Methodology to Qualify and Monitor a Chemically Bonded Sand System used in Foundries, Prayag Pravinbhai Patel

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Three Essays on Food Insecurity in Nigeria, Pimam Manzi Pidalatan

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Delaying Kindergarten Entrance by Participating in Pre-Kindergarten and Academic Achievement in Elementary School: Red-Shirting and Achievement Scores, Rachael Postle-Brown

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A New Chronostratigraphic Framework for the Silurian (Wenlockian) Niagara and Salina Units of the Michigan Basin, Matthew Rine

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Playing Merlin: Authorship from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Neomedievalisms, Keith Russo

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A Case Study of a Jail Participating in an Animal-Assisted Crisis Response Program, Erica Schlau

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A Two-Stage Bayesian Variable Selection Method with the Extension of Lasso for Geo-Referenced Count Data, Yuqian Shen

Reducing Problem Behaviors in a School Setting: A Practitioner Model Project, Kohei Togashi

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A Comparison of the Effects of Sustained Silent Reading and Reciprocal Reading on Reading Motivation for Middle School Students with Reading Delays, Margaret Uwayo

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A Pilot Study: Identifying the Characteristics of Postsecondary Offices of Disability Services Associated with High Graduation Rates, Tiffany B. White

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Banking Supervisory and Regulatory Policy in Developing Countries: An Analysis of Determinants and Impacts, Nanda Ayu Wijayanti

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The Social-Construct of Race and Ethnicity: One’s Self-Identity after a DNA Test, Kathryn Ann Wilson

Dissertations from 2018

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The Effect of Maternal Employment on Family Well-Being, Bezawit Teshome Agiro

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Nanojars: Versatile Platform for Pyrazole Synthesis and Chemistry, and Selective Extraction of Anions, Basil Mohammed Ahmed

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Vision-Based Framework for Monitoring of Eating Behavior of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, Haitham Al-Anssari

Sequential Solid-State and Slurry Fermentation for Direct Succinic Acid Production from Non-Hydrolyzed Lignocellulosic Biomass using Mixed Fungal Cultures, Jerico Z. Alcantara

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Finite Element Modeling and Experimental Characterization of Knot Configuration Effect on the Mechanical Performance of Surgical Suture, Arz Y. Qwam Alden

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Detection of Bedrock Fractures and Joints Beneath Cover: Geophysical Approaches to an Engineering Geology Problem, Muthanna Yousif Yaqoob Aldiney

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Protecting Privacy of Data in the Internet of Things with Policy Enforcement Fog Module, Abduljaleel Al-Hasnawi

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High School Science Teachers’ Professional Development and Self-Efficacy in using Technology Tools in the Classroom, Zahrah Hussain Aljuzayri

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An Integrated Decision Support Framework for Life-Cycle Building Asset Management, Maha Reda Alkasisbeh

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Retinex-Based Visibility Enhancement System for Inclement Weather with Tracking and Distance Estimation Capabilities, Marwan S. Alluhaidan

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High Power DC-AC and AC-DC Multilevel Converter Based on H-Bridge Topology Using Improved Control Strategies, Haider Neamah Hashim Almahmoodi

WLAN Access Points RSSI-Fingerprinting and Compressive Sensing for Indoor Positioning Systems, Hussein Nasser Wazeer Al-Moukhles

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Effective Reading Strategies for Increasing the Reading Comprehension Level of Third-Grade Students with Learning Disabilities, Nouf Rashdan Almutairi

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Generalized Line Graphs, Mohra Abdullah Z. Alqahtani

Flexural Behavior of RC Beams Strengthened with Externally Bonded CFRP under Cyclic Loading, Mohammad Ahmad Salameh Al-Qaralleh