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Dissertations from 2009

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Implementing a Mastery Model through Self Quizzing in an Online Learning Environment, Amy E. Scrima

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Three Essays on Foreign Aid, Poverty and Growth., Aberra Senbeta

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Role of Residence Hall Staff in Offering Early Warning Academic Intervention, Jon L. Shaffer

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Counselor Trainees' Perceptions of Their Personal Growth: A Qualitative Inquiry, Ericka L. Souders

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Simulation, Synthesis, and Characterization of Hydrogels and Nanocomposite Gels., Kamleshkumar J. Suthar

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Test Procedures for Equality of Two Variances in Delta Distributions, Jezaniah Kira Sarion Tena

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Curriculum-Based Measures in Writing: A School-Based Evaluation of Predictive Validity, Christina M. Terenzi

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Effects of Age and Promotion in the Use of Psychological Resources of Promoted Employees, Janet M. Thorne-Chan

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A Two-Sample Adaptive Procedure Based on the Log-Rank and Peto and Peto's Wilcoxon Tests, Annie A. Tordilla

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Metaevaluation of HIV/AIDS Prevention Intervention Evaluations in Sub Saharan Africa with a Specific Emphasis on Implications for Women and Girls, Tererai Mafukidze Trent

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Science Education Policy for Emergency, Conflict, and Post-Conflict: An Analysis of Trends and Implications for the Science Education Program in Uganda, Betty Pacutho Udongo

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Technical Adequacy of Curriculum-Based Measures of Vocabulary Growth for Preschool English Language Learners, Kathleen M. VanTol

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Entanglement Perturbation Theory for Antiferromagnetic Spin Chains, Lihua Wang

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Degrees of Institutionalization: Family Planning Policies and Programs in Senegal, 1980-2005, Yazmine Michelle Watts

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Making Sense of Roles and Responsibilities: A Socialization Study of College and University Music Department Chairs, Jason Robert Werkema

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Validating the Attitudes toward Sex Offenders Scale, Charmeka. Whitehead

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Can We Get Nurses to Stay? A Qualitative Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Formal Mentoring Program in an Acute Care Health System, Eileen M. Willits

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The Program Evaluation Standards Applied for Metaevaluation Purposes: Investigating Interrater Reliabiity and Implications for Use, Lori A. Wingate

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Exploring the Relationships between White Racial Consciousness, Feminist Identity Development and Family Environment for White Undergraduate Women, Kara E. Wolff

Evaluating Emergency Preparedness Plans and Exercises, Mina Zadeh

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Photoionization of Rare Gas Clusters, Huaizhen Zhang

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Communications and Positioning in Wireless Networks, Yao Zhao

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Climate in Catholic Schools: A Comparative Study of Three Types of Organizational Structures, Andra Zommers

Dissertations from 2008

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Student Persistence at a Small, Private, Religiously-Affiliated College: An Examination of Retention Theory, Benjamin Arendt

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Representations of Latin-American Immigration to Spain in the Late Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Century Narrative and Cinema, Alicia Arribas

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Female Collegiate Gymnasts and Experiences in Sport Retirement Due to Injury, Coleen Harrington Barry

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Remote Sensing Studies for the Assessment of Geohazards: Toxic Algal Blooms in the Lower Great Lakes, and the Land Subsidence in the Nile Delta, Richard H. Becker

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A Comparative Study of Extended Meta-Ethnography and Meta-Analysis Based on the Fundamental Micro-Purposes of a Literature Review, Rhae-Ann Richardson Booker

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Mindfulness in Childbirth: An Investigation of the Effects of Mindfulness Training on Maternal Satisfaction with Childbirth and Obstetric Outcomes, Brenda L. Bratton

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Supervision Experiences and Needs of New-Entrant Professional School Counselors: A Qualitative Study, Shawn Allan Allan Bultsma

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Missing Data Treatment of a Level-2 Variable in a 3-Level Hierarchical Linear Model, Xiaofan Cai

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Unwanted Sexual Experiences: Preliminary Development and Validation of a Behavioral Analog Measure for Risk Perception, Response Appraisal, and Response, Robin M. Carter-Visscher

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International Aid Evaluation: An Analysis and Policy Proposals, Thomaz Kauark Chianca

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New Teachers' Perceptions on Their Preparation, Rosemary Cleveland

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Understanding Similarity: Bridging Geometric and Numeric Contexts for Proportional Reasoning, Dana Christine Cox

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Islamism, State Control Over Religion and Social Identity: Turkey and Egypt, Alper Y. Dede

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Social Work Field Instructors' Perceptions of On-Line Training, Denise E. Dedman

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The Theory and Practice of Drug Courts: Wolves in Sheep Clothing?, Kristen E. DeVall

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Emotion Recognition and the Propensity to Engage in Sexually Coercive Behaviors: A Study with College Males, Beth J. Dietzel

Developing a Novel Vaccine Adjuvant, Paul Dominowski

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Bilingual Education, Federalism, and the Political Culture of American Public Education, 1964-1980, Robert Harold Duke

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Combined Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Plus Caregiver Sessions for Childhood Depression, Dikla Eckshtain

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A Comparison of Three Training Methods on the Acquisition and Retention of Automotive Product Knowledge, Rhiannon M. Fante

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How Can Art Education Enhance the Content Subject Area in an Urban School Setting?, Lonnie Ford

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Counselors Working in Integrated Primary Behavioral Health and the Influence on Professional Identity: A Phenomenological Study, Geniene Michelle Gersh

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You Will Come Safe from the Sea, Peter J. Geye

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First-Generation, Income-Eligible Peer Mentor Study, Charlotte L. Giscombe

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Using Virtual Reality Enhanced Behavioral Skills Training to Teach Street-Crossing Skills to Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Tina R. Goldsmith

Jane Addams and the Foundationalist Fallacy: Coming to Voice at Rockford Female Seminary, Lanette Lawrence Grate

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An Evaluation of the Efficacy of the Consultant Workshop Model in a Human Service Setting, Nicole E. Gravina

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A Qualitative Study of Buddhist Informed Psychotherapists, Michael Sean Harris

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Contextual Learning for a Global Economy: A Comparative Case Study of Two Career Technical Centers and Two Machine-Tool Manufacturing Businesses, Jennifer L. Harrison

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The Impact of a Community Leadership Academy in a Midwestern County on Graduates' Attitudes and Behavior toward Community Trusteeship, Robert Harrison

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Calculations of K-Shell Fluorescence Yields and Photoabsorption Cross Sections for Carbon Ions at the K-Edge, Muhammet Fatih Hasoglu

Shapeshifter: The Manifestations of Morgan Le Fay, Jill Marie Hebert

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The Sins of Kalamazoo, a Full-Length Play Based on the Works of Carl Sandburg, Christine Iaderosa

Visiones Convergentes: Mito, Historia Y Arquetipo En La Dramaturgia De Lourdes Ortiz, Sabina Berman Y Diana Raznovich, Nuria Ibanez-Quintana

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A Proof of Concept for Oppnets and Its Resource Utilization Techniques with QOS Constraints, Zill-E-Huma Kamal

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Evaluation of a Progressive Model for Identifying Preferred Stimuli for Children with Developmental Disabilities, Amanda M. Karsten

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The Role of Prediction in the Teaching and Learning of Algebra, Lisa Kasmer

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Flexography Printing of Silver Based Conductive Inks on Packaging Substrates, Ramesh Chandra Kattumenu

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Critical Components to Improve Literacy Learning for All Students, Marcia Harriet Kaye

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Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Application of Gold Nanoparticles, Junhyung Kim

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Intimacy, Elizabeth Knapp

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Zeolite-Based Nanosized Ti02 Photocatalytic Paper for Antimicrobial Barrier and Toxin Passivation in Packaging: Design, Synthesis and Characterization, Seonghyuk Ko

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Making the Difference in High Poverty; High Achieving Urban Elementary Schools: Selected Principal's Perspectives, Penny Larsen

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This Journey Is Not for the Faint of Heart: An Investigation of Challenges Facing Transgender Individuals and Their Significant Others, Emily Lenning

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Exploration of the Chemical and Biological Processes through Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Blocklocalized Wavefunction Method, Yuchun Lin

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Perceptions of Quality of Life of Latinos with Diabetes Living in the U.S.: Variations by Geographic Region of Origin, Janice M. Long

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A New Rough Wall Layer Modeling for Turbulent Flows Using the Brinkman Equation, Meng-Huang Lu

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Estadounidenses and Gringos as Reality and Imagination in Mexican Narrative of the Late Twentieth Century, Jessica Lynam

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High School Mathematics Teachers' Evolving Understanding of Comparing Distributions, Sandra R. Madden

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Evaluating Organizational Effectiveness, Wesley A. Martz

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Collective Bargaining in Public Schools: Superintendents' Perspective, Kyle W. Mayer

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Remote Sensing Solutions for Estimating Runoff and Recharge in Arid Environments, Adam M. Milewski

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Essays on Asymmetric Loss and Learning in Macroeconomic Forecasting, Sagarika Mishra

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Disruptive Effects of Aβ Oligomers to the Radial-Arm Maze Performance of Rats, Kineta Lynn Morgan-Paisley

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Radiographic and Functional Analysis of Movement Allowed by Four Wrist Immobilization Devices, Timothy M. Mullen

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The Effects of Defendant Race, Psychological Expert Witness Race, and Racially Salient Psychological Expert Testimony on Juror Decision Making, Lily Cheyanne (Manick) Munavu

The Relationship between Leadership Theory Behaviors, Follower Attitudes and Behaviors, and Organizational Performance in United States County Governments, Jonathan Muterera

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Construction of a New Model System in Saccharomyces Cerevisa to Study YopO and Identify Its Targets, Laura Nejedlik

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Transitioning between the Requirements of Accrediting Bodies in Athletic Training Education Programs: What Might It Take?, Jennifer O'Donoghue

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Between the City and the Bush: Suburbia in the Contemporary Australian Novel, Nathanael David O'Reilly

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Modeling Fluid Structure Interaction over a Flexible Fin Attached to a NACA0012 Airfoil, Srinivasa Ravindra Pantula

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Effective Intervention Approaches for Increased Student Achievement with At-Risk Middle School Students: Voices from Parents, Susan J. Peets

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Content Analysis of University Alcohol Policies: "Party Schools" Compared to Non-Party Schools, Sarah E. Pernie

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Essential Novice Nurse Educator Role Competencies and Qualifications to Teach INA Pre-Licensure Registered Nurse Education Program, Kathleen A. Poindexter

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Research Self-Efficacy and Research Mentoring Experiences as Predictors of Occupational Commitment in Counselor Education Doctoral Students, Glinda Jeanette Rawls

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Circumnavigation, Vincent Reusch

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Legislative Program Evaluation Conducted by State Legislatures in the United States, John S. Risley

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Differences by Degrees: Providing Services to Adult Students Based on Degree Level Pursued, Kathy L. Rix

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Online Teaching Self-Efficacy of Nurse Faculty Teaching in Public, Accredited Nursing Programs in The State of Michigan, Kristi Adair Robinia

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Interactive Visual Exploration of Large Relation, Mustafa Sanver

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Metaevaluation by Formal Evaluation Theory of Aid Evaluation Work, Ryoh Sasaki

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Sustainability Evaluation: Development and Validation of an Evaluation Checklist, Daniela C. Schroeter

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Evaluation of Electron Donor Materials Used to Create Subsurface Permeable Reactive Barriers for Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination of Chlorinated Ethenes, Elizabeth S. Semkiw

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Self-Solicited Feedback: Effects of Hourly Pay and Individual Monetary Incentive Pay, Julie M. Slowiak

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Characterization of the AP-1 and NF-Kappa B Transcription Factors in the U-87 MG Astrocytoma Cell Line, Denise L. Smith

A Metaevaluation of Lessons Learned Repositories: Evaluative Knowledge Management Practices in Project Management, Willis H. Thomas

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Predicting Counseling Psychologists' Attitudes and Clinical Judgments with Respect to Older Adults, Jody K. Tomko