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Dissertations from 2018

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Hybrid Model - Statistical Features and Deep Neural Network for Brain Tumor Classification in MRI Images, Mustafa Rashid Ismael

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Integrated Compressive Sensing and Feature Descriptors- A Framework for Facial Recognition Systems, Ali Kadhem Jaber

The Assembly and Function of PWI Domain Containing Complexes and Poxvirus Proteins, Nafiseh Jandaghi Jafari

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The Effects of Decoding Instruction on Oral Reading Fluency for Older Students with Reading Delays, Gaige J. Johnson

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Denoising Large Neuroimage MRI Data Using Spatial Random Effect Models, Leonard Chukuma Johnson

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Counselor Educators’ Perceptions of Nontraditional Master’s-Level Counseling Students and How Those Perceptions Shape Teaching Practices, Pamela J. Jordan

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The Struggle for Counterhegemony: Pashtun and Baloch Nationalism in Pakistan, Dervaish Khan

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A Model for Propagating Educational Innovations in Higher STEM Education: A Grounded Theory Study of Successfully Propagated Innovations, Raina Khatri

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Decomposition and Ionization of Ionic Liquids, Forrest Grady Kidd III

Preformative and Developmental Evaluation Theories Used to Reveal Dimensions of Merit When Implementing an Ethics Committee into a Hospice Organization, Michael Lawrence Albin Kiella

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Demonstrating Functional Analytic Psychotherapy as an Independent Variable in Efficacy Research: A New Measure of Treatment Fidelity, Lindsey E. Knott

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The Effect of Item Stem and Response Option Length on the Item Analysis Outcomes of a Career and Technical Education Multiple Choice Assessment, Tina M. Koepf

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Radiative Double Electron Capture (RDEC) by Fully-Stripped Fluorine Ions in Collisions with Nitrogen, Nuwan Sisira Kumara

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Support Assurance-Based Software Development for Mission Critical Domains Using the Model Driven Architecture, Chung-Ling Lin

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Diabetes Prevention Program: Exploring Spirituality and Spiritual Interventions on Outcomes, Sharon E. Plutko Long

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A Holistic Computational Approach to Boosting the Performance of Protein Search Engines, Majdi Ahmad Mosa Maabreh

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The Place of Art in Black Panther Party Revolutionary Thought and Practice: From Revolution to Reform, A Content Analysis, Michael James Macaluso

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A Critical Inquiry Approach to Teaching Young Adult Literature, Steffany Comfort Maher

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Screen Printed Moisture Sensor On Barrier Coated SBS Board: The Characterizations of the Hemicellulose-Based Biofilms and Their Applications for Smart Packaging, Ruoxi Ma

The Impact of Michigan’s Administrative Rule/Policy Change for Nonmedical Vaccine Exemptions, Duduzile Phindile Mashinini

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Measurements of Fluid Structures and Mass Transport in Channel with Fabric Base, Karl David McAllister

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Teaching Matching-to-Sample to Low-Performing Children with Autism, Blaire E. Michelin

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Hybrid Processes in Material Removal of Hard and Brittle Materials, Hossein Mohammadi

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Exploring the Role of Semi-Supervised Deep Reinforcement Learning and Ensemble Methods in Support of the Internet of Things, Mehdi Mohammadi

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Incidence of Head Injury Among Synchronized Skaters: Rates, Risks, and Behaviors, Gretchen L. Mohney

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Preventing Sexual Victimization: An Assertiveness Training Program for Female Adolescents, Emily Morgan

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Are Experienced Principals More Likely to Implement the Attributes of the Three-Minute Walkthrough Program Than Less-Experienced Principals?, Trent Mosley

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The Lived Experience of New Community College Student Affairs Professionals, Eric L. Mullen

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Effects of Generalized Imitation Training on Functional Speech Acquisition During Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Training, Mindy K. Newhouse-Oisten

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Statistical Models for Correlated Data, Xiaomeng Niu

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Administrative Barriers to Compliance with the 2010 NCAA Policy on Concussion Management, Tyler Norman

The Development of a Model to Examine Diabetes Burden by School District to Inform School-Based Diabetes Risk Program Planning and Evaluation, Nurjannah

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The Bellringer Sequence: Investigating What and How Preservice Mathematics Teachers Learn Through Pedagogies of Enactment, Mary A. Ochieng

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Three Essays on Asset Price Bubbles, Frank Ofori-Acheampong

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Perspective Taking, Multicultural Course Completion, and Political Ideology Affiliation Effects on Zero-Sum Belief Endorsement by White Counseling Trainees, Lindsay A. Okonowsky

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Exploring Potential Water-Ice Occurrence on Asteroid 4 Vesta Using Orbital Radar Observations by the Dawn Mission, Elizabeth M. Palmer

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The Integration of Creative and Expressive Arts in a Young Adult Problem-Solving Court, Ricky J. Pope

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Efficacy of Deep Learning in Support of Smart Services, Basheer Mohammed Basheer Qolomany

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Behavioral Contrast Using a Simulated Organizational Task, Brandon M. Ring

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The Lived Experiences of Veteran and Military Students in the Context of a “Military Friendly” Institution: A Phenomenological Case Study, Gail Y. Rouscher

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Treatment Preference, Changes in Preference, and Quality of Life, Chelsea Sage-Germain

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Using Agent-Based Implementation of Active Data Bundles for Protecting Privacy in Healthcare Information Systems, Raed M. Salih

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Myosin Assembly into Elongating Thick Filaments is Dependent on the Function of Conserved APMK-Related Kinase UNC-82 in C. Elegans, NaTasha R. Schiller

Assessment of Wildland Fire Fighter Exposure to Carbon Monoxide Using Modified Occupational Exposure Limits, Joshua G. Scott

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Sacrificial Dynamite: The Convergence of Developed Empathy and Ongoing Relational Experience With God: A Grounded Theory, Toran Scott

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Empirical Estimates of Design Parameters Used in A Priori Power Analyses for Planning School-Randomized Studies in Select Asian Countries, Ran Shi

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An Integrated Mixed Methods Study to Construct a Usable Model for Impact Evaluation Capacity Development, Corey D. Smith

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A Recipe for Success in the ‘English World’: An Investigation of the Ex-Amish in Mainstream Society, Jessica R. Sullivan

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The Catholic Church and Its Impact on Public Policy in Contemporary Democracies, Dawid Tatarczyk

A Comparative Analysis of Preintervention Diagnostic Tools in Organizational Behavior Management, Rachael E. Tilka

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Mapping and Interpreting the Glacial Geology of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan, Sarah M. VanderMeer

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Comparison of Religious Problem-Solving Styles on the Use of Problem-Focused and Maladaptive Emotion-Focused Coping Related to Financial Strain and Stress, Kirk A. Vander Molen

Boys on the Road: Mobilities and Childhood Geographies in Young Adult Road Trip Novels, Jason Vanfosson

No-Arbitrage Principle in Conic Finance, Mehdi Vazifedan

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Understanding the Experiences of Students Re-Admitted After Academic Suspension as Part of a University-Initiated Process: A Qualitative Study, Gary L. Versalle

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Examining the Impact of a Criminal Background in Social Work Education, Amy S. Vliek

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Stakeholder Perspectives: Implementation of Local School Wellness Policies in the Kent Intermediate School District, Adrienne A. Wallace

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The Effects of Peer Observation on Teacher Intervention Integrity, Garrett D. Warrilow

Neurogenesis of Retinal Neurons in Response to an Alpha 7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonist, Mark K. Webster Jr.

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A 3D Simulation of Leukocyte Adhesion in Blood Flow, Tai-Hsien Wu

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Statistical Properties of Population Stability Index, Bilal Yurdakul

Dissertations from 2017

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Social Health Insurance and Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Developing Countries: The Case of Ghana, Ama Agyeiwaa Abrokwah

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Bio-Socially Inspired Strategies in Support of Dynamic Spectrum Access: An Evolutionary Game Theory Perspective, Mohammad Ali Marzoug Abu Shattal

Metaphysics in Science Education: Balancing Between Religious and Physicalist Extremism, Betty Ann J Adams

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Time-Dependent Photoionization of Gaseous Nebulae, Ehab Elsayed Elhoussieny Ahmed

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The Effectiveness of Using Leadership Practice lnventory (LPl 360) Feedback on Leaders' lnsight into their Leadership Behaviors in Higher Education, Abdulrahman S. Alajlan

Managing Workforce Diversity in Construction to Improve Communication and Reduce Fatalities (Hispanic Workforce Focus), Ahmed Jalil Al-Bayati

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A Deep Learníng-Based Data Minimization Algorithm for Big Genomics Data in Support of loT and Secure Smart Health Services, Mohammed Aledhari

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Structures of Derived Graphs, Khawlah Hamad Alhulwah

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Multiprocessing Real Time Vision Based System for Condition Monitoring in Solar Panels, Moath Hashim Alsafasfeh

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Architecture, Simulation, and Implementation of Commodity Computer Components in Software Defined Radio Systems, Amean Al-Safi

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Coping and Africultural Adolescents, Britne R. Amos

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A Meta-Analysis of Energy Savings from Lighting Programs in Michigan, Teryila Ephraim Amough

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Subgroup Analysis and Growth Curve Models for Longitudinal Data, Nichole Andrews

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A Phenomenology of Calling among Undergraduates at a Public University: Reliance on Faith during an Intentional Career Decision-Making Process, Justin Arnold

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Fate of Conductive Ink Pigments During Recycling and Landfill Deposition of Paper-Based Printed Electronics, James Edward Atkinson

Women’s Representation in Local Democracy: Formal and Informal Institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Abida Bano

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A Qualitative Investigation of the Interpersonal Changes White Psychology Trainees Experience During their Race-Based Learning and Development, Molly K. Beagle

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Employing Multivariate Logistic Regression Analysis to Better Understand the Relationship between Individuals’ Anthropogenic Climate Change Acceptance and Belief in Anti-Climate Change Dissenter Messages, Andrew Phillip Keller Bentley

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Highly Hamiltonian Graphs and Digraphs, Zhenming Bi

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Networked: An Investigation into the Economic Contribution of Manuel Castells, Darrick Brake

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LGBT Microaggressions in Counselor Education Programs, Sarah Bryan

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Self-Management as a Class-Wide Intervention: An Evaluation of the “Self & Match” System Embedded within a Dependent Group Contingency, Andrew J. Bulla

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From Following to Leading: Experiencing the Phenomena of Becoming a Teacher Leader, Alan L. Carter

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El Amerindio Y El Conquistador en Seis Comedias Áureas de Tema Peruano, Jerusa Carvajal-Villamar

Structure, Dynamics and Functional Mechanisms of the PWI Domain and the RNA-Binding Domain of Rotavirus Non-Structural Protein 3, Harry Amuguni Chanzu

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Development of Flexible Sensing Systems for Printed Electronic Applications, Amer Abdulmahdi Jabbar Chlaihawi

An Exploration of Data Mining Approach in Prediction of the Use of Physical and Occupational Therapy in US Adults, Raju Chowdhary

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Using Concept Maps to Monitor Knowledge Structure Changes in a Science Classroom, Leah J. Cook

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Justice Involved Veterans’ Post-Release Employment-Related Experiences, James L. Dawson

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Assessing a Punching Bag Feedback Performance Device, Neil Deochand

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Color-Connected Graphs and Information-Transfer Paths, Stephen Devereaux

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Deadly Hostility: Feud, Violence, and Power in Early Anglo-Saxon England, David DiTucci

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From Descendants of Refugees to First-Generation College Students: The Untold Story of Southeast Asian American College Students’ Lived Experience, Vunsin Hiew Doubblestein

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Rebranding Mediocrity: A Rhetorical Analysis of Common Core Textbooks for College-Bound Writers, E. Suzanne Ehst

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An Examination of Behavior Analysts' Treatment Selection Behavior for Escape-Maintained Problem Behavior, Rebecca Eldridge

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Development of Flexible Sensing Systems and Energy Harvesters Using Printing Techniques, Sepehr Emamian

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Biosorption of Pharmaceuticals and Noble Metals Nanoparticles by Algal Turf Communities, Haider Abid Faraj

Methods for Systematic Characterization and Monitoring of Radiotherapy Administration to Breast Cancer Patients, Milton Soto Ferrari

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Evaluating the Effects of a Self-Management Program with a Peer-Mediated Praise Procedure, Sean P. Field