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Dissertations from 2011

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Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Area Classroom:Teacher Attitudes and Predictors, Sara L. Norton-Ejnik

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Robust Adaptive Scheme for Linear Mixed Models, Gabriel Asare Okyere

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White Male College Students: An Examination of Identity Development, Masculinity, and Institutional Connections, Randy Ott

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African American Male Teachers in K-12 Education: A Limited Quantity, Kelley A. Peatross

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A Qualitative Study of Instructional Strategies Used by Elementary General Education Teachers in Inclusive Classrooms, Kristen Peterson

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Citizen-Informed Performance Measurement and Reporting in Local Government: Key Factors for Effective Democratic Governance, Eileen L. Pierce

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African American Students’ Experiences, Achievement and Outcomes; Examined through the Lenses of Teacher Expectations, Racial Congruence and Stereotype Threat, Carla Postell

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Voices of Parolees Who Have Chosen a Community College Element within a Reentry Program, Kristi S. Potts

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African American Experiences of Race Relations in the Supervision Dyad, Brandi L. Pritchett-Johnson

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Preference Assessments for Older Adults with Dementia: Utility of the MSWO Procedure and Assessment of the Stability of Preference, Paige B. Raetz

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Becoming Formal or Informal Entrepreneurs: How Institutions Matter, Joël Luc Raveloharimisy

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Ductile Mode Material Removal of Ceramics and Semiconductors, Deepak Ravindra

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Evaluation of the Impact of a Large Corporate Leadership Development Course, Anna A. Rice

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Learning Organization Principles: The Impact on a Midwest State Government as Perceived by Its Employees, Rosalee Billingslea Rush

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Stability of Popular R-CBM Progress Monitoring Tools: Dibels® Next and Aimsweb®, Christine Russell

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Evaluating the Use of a Self-Advocacy Strategy as a Means of Improving Progress in the General Curriculum for Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities, Amy L. Schelling

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Short-Term Nicotine Abstinence and Decision Making, Gabriel D. Searcy

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Dosed Versus Prolonged Exposures: A Direct Comparison of One-Session Treatments for Animal Phobias, Richard William Seim

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Soviet Holocaust Survivors: An Ethnographic Study, Marina Shafran

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Contemporary Arab-American and Middle Eastern Women's Voices: New Visions of "Home", Abdullah Kheiro A. Shehabat

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Examination of Anxiety and Substance Use Symptoms in Trauma Exposed Versus Environmentally Stressed College Students, Theresa M. Souza

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Social Justice Advocacy and Counselor Education: A Study of Counselor Educators' and Counseling Interns' Perceptions of Social Justice Advocacy Training, Darryl C. Steele

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Highly Qualified Public School Teacher: Its Status, Distribution, Determinants, and Relationship with Job Commitment and Job Satisfaction, Samuel Striker

AFTER: A POEM, John Chad Sweeney

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Understanding the Career Paths and Experiences of Division I-A Athletic Directors: A Phenomenological Study, Harold Thomas Swift

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Reading, Writing, and Repetition: Performance on Nonword Measures byStudents With and Without Language-Learning Disabilities, Patricia J. Tattersall

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Generalization or Specialization in High School Based Health Careers Transition Programs: What Is the Impact on the Health Care Work Force Shortage?, James Wm. Taylor

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Characterizing Potential Sustainable Energy Feedstocks, Jesse George Thompson

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All I Am: Defining Music as an Emotional Catalyst through a Sociological Study of Emotions, Gender and Culture, Adrienne M. Trier-Bieniek

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Counselor Trainees' Experience of Analyzing Their Counseling Sessions During a Master's-Level Practicum, Abbie VanDerWege

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Latina Women’s Reasons for and Experience of Sexual Assault Disclosure: A Qualitative Investigation, Melissa Villarreal

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Assessing the Effects of a Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacon on Vehicle Speeds along a Four-Lane Divided Highway, Michelle Van Wagner

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A National Study of Parental Involvement: Its Trends, Status and Effects on School Success, Alandra Washington

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The Role of Evaluations in Community Foundations, Brad R. Watts

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Spectroscopic Study of New Sensors for Organophosphates, Metals, and Cyanide Based on Rhodamine and Cholic Acid Derivatives, Arambe Gedara Aruna Weerasinghe

Professional Development Experiences of Indiana K-12 Public School Teachers: Evidence from the SASS 2007-2008, Patrick David Weil

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Exploring the Experiences of Living with a Controversial Illness in Patients with Fibromyalgia, Samantha L. Wheeler

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Study Abroad Program Design, Personal Development and Intercultural Effectiveness, Margaret Davis Wiedenhoeft

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Effectiveness of a Motivational Enhancement Group Treatment in a Community Treatment Program with a Substance Abusing Population, Matthew S. Willerick

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Robust Nonparametric Methods for Regression to the Mean Model, Therawat Wisadrattanapong

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Administrator Perspectives of Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities for Michigan High School Students, Carl Wozniak

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The Experiences of Married International Graduate Students and Their Accompanying Non-Student Spouses in the US Culture: A Qualitative Study, Adriana Yellig

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An Analog Experiment Comparing Goal-Free Evaluation and Goal Achievement Evaluation Utility, Brandon W. Youker

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Exploring Collaborative Governance: Case Studies of Disruptions in Coastal Zone Management Collaborations and Resulting Effects upon the Collaborations and Outcomes, Roselyn Zator

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Molecular, Cellular and Systemic Effects of Atrazine on the Xenopus Laevis Tadpole, Renee Maryanne Zaya

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Advanced Placement Courses and College Student Success: Evidence from BPS: 96/01, Jinhai Zhang

Dissertations from 2010

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Dielectronic Recombination for Aluminum-Like Ions and Photoabsorption Cross Sections for Magnesium Ions at the K-Edge, Shahin Ahmed Abdel-Azim Abdel Naby

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An Automated Framework for Defect Detection in Concrete Bridge Decks Using Fractals and Independent Component Analysis, Fadi Abu-Amara

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A Decision Model for Nurse-to-Patient Assignment, Ilgin Acar

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Composing Ourselves: Utilizing Literacy Narratives to Promote Knowledge and Reflection in Preservice Secondary English Teachers, Cheryl Henderson Almeda

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Pattern Recognition for Fault Detection, Classification, and Localization in Electrical Power Systems, Qais Hashim Alsafasfeh

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Synthesis and Characterization of Monolayer Protected Gold Nanoparticles and a Gold-Titanium Dioxide Nanocomposite intended for Photocatalytic Degradation of Environmental Pollutants, Piyadarsha Amaratunga

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Orientation and Mobility, Reading, and Math: Analysis of Data for Children with Visual Impairments from the Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study, Dawn L. Anderson

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The Predictive Power of Therapeutic Alliance on Treatment Retention, James B. Anderson

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The Impact of Mentoring Pre-Service Teachers on the Mentor Teacher, Patti Andrea

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The Abortion Attitudes of Counselor, Social Worker, and Nursing Trainees, Mary J. Ball

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High-Throughput Screening Studies of Inhibition of Human Carbonic Anhydrase II and Bacterial Flagella Antimicrobial Activity, Albert A. Barrese III

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What Role for Ethnicity? Political Behavior and Mobilization in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone and Liberia, Fodei Joseph Batty

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Applying Case Characteristics to Expand Outcome Measures and Strengthen Effectiveness in a State Family Preservation Services Program, Randy Jay Baxter

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Life and Local Administration on Fifteenth Century Genoese Chios, Brian Nathaniel Becker

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The k-Cores of a Graph, Allan Bickle

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Glaciotectonic Deformation along the Valparaiso Upland in Southwest Michigan, USA, Brian C. Bird

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Paths to Upper Level Positions in Public Relations, Patrick J. Bishop

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Assessing Michigan School Counselors' Preparedness to Meet the Needs of Attractional/Sexual Minority Students, J. Frederick Bland

Where I Turn Bad, Michelle Ann Bonczek

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Development of a Task Assignment Tool to Customize Job Descriptions and Close Person-Job Fit Gaps, Bryan W. Booker

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Experimental Analysis of Gambling Using a Concurrent-Schedules Procedure, Andrew Ellis Brandt

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The Influence of Conflict Resolution Programs on Student Conduct Violations in Middle Schools with a School Uniform Policy, Edward C. Breitenbach

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The Taifa of Denia and the Medieval Mediterranean, Travis Bruce

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The Allocation of Time and Goods: Three Essays on American Household Shopping Behavior, Jing Cai

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LGB-Affirmative Therapists' Use of Developmental Models of LGB-Identity in Therapy. A Phenomenological Investigation, Victoria E. Cane

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Ability of Clinicians-In-Training to Recognize Vicarious Traumatization: A Multiple Case Study, Amy Cavanaugh

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Tongueless: Representation of the Mentally Disabled and the Novel, Brent Walter Cline

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Design of Adaptive Collective Foraging in Swarm Robotic Systems, Hanyi Dai

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Design of Adaptive Collective Foraging in Swarm Robotic Systems, Hanyi Dai

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A Study of the Impact of a K-12 School District–University Doctoral Cohort on District Leadership Capacity, Sharon Davis

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Inner-Shell Photodetachment of Transition Metal Negative Ions, Ileana Dumitriu

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Essays on Export Destination Decisions and Spillovers from Inward FDI: Evidence from Chilean Manufacturing Plants, Ivan A. Duran Diaz

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Option Pricing and Stable Trading Strategies in the Presence of Information Asymmetry, Anirban Dutta

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The Phenomenology of the Bachelor of Science in HVAC Engineering Technology from Ferris State University, Michael Feutz

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An Examination of the Leadership Practices of Effective Rural Superintendents: A Multiple Case Study, Mark Forner

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Trial and Error, Delayed Prompting, and Reinforcement of Prompted Responses in Teaching Receptive Identification of Pictures, Kristen Lynn Gaisford

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A Study on the Productivity and Efficiency Effects of Enterprise Reforms in China, Song Gao

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From Reproduction to Consumption: The Economic Deterioration of Families in the United States after World War II, Michael David Gillespie

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Implementing an ASCA-Informed School Counselor Supervision Model: A Qualitative Field-Based Study, Janet M. Glaes

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Modeling the Momentum and Mass Transfer within a Micro-Scale Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell for Flows within the Slip Flow Regime, Sean Tamarun Goudy

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Mainstreaming Evaluation: Four Case Studies of Systematic Evaluation Integrated into Organizational Culture and Practices, Amy M. Gullickson

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Designing Molecular and Nanoscale Materials for Environmental Chemistry Processes, Wen Guo

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Evaluation of Medication Effects on Academic Performance, Sleep, and Core ADHD Symptoms in Children, Tina K. Head

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Opt Out: Women with Children Leaving Mid-Level Student Affairs Positions, Dana Hebreard

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Economic and Risk Factors Associated with Sexual and Reproductive Health, Julio Cesar Hernandez-Correa

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Principal Leadership and School Effectiveness: Perspectives from Principals and Teachers, Robert Herrera

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Perceived Levels of Nurse Educators' Attainment of NLN Core Competencies, Julie Kinney Higbie

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Curriculum Coherence: A Comparative Analysis of Elementary Science Content Standards in People's Republic of China and the USA, Fang Huang

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The Scholarly Activity Predictor Model among Counseling Psychology Doctoral Students: A Modification and Extension, Daniel M. Huber

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Grade Point Average as a Predictor of Timely Graduation from Associate Degree Registered Nursing Programs, Delores J. Jackson

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Lest We Forget: The Library of Congress's Veterans History Project and "Radical Trust", Christopher Michael Jannings

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The In-Situ Removal of Menthofuran from Peppermint Oil and Subsequent Reactions of the Solid-Supported Adduct, Robert Joseph Justice II

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Determining Characteristics that Increase Success on the National Asthma Educator Certification Exam, Karen Kain

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Testing the Efficacy of a Computerized Behavioral Activation Treatment of Depressive Disorders, Alyssa H. Kalata