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Dissertations from 2016

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Effectiveness of Problem-Based Learning Strategies within Police Training Academies and Correlates with Licensing Exam Outcomes, Cecil R. Queen

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A Phenomenological Approach Examining the Completion of Latino High School Students through the Lenses of Critical Race Theory, Anna M. Rangel-Clawson

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An Evaluation of the Acceptability and Effects of a Computer-Delivered Values-Based Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression Among Older Adults, Kellie Reynolds

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Piloting a Screening Tool for Eating and Eating-Related Behavior, Michael N. Reynolds

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A Quantitative Analysis of Whether Elementary Teachers’ Science Kit Usage and Beliefs Can Predict State Science Assessment Scores, Tony E. Rice

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Visual Impairment and Factors Associated with Difficulties with Daily Tasks, Anne T. Riddering

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The Impact of Procedural Compliance to the Individualized Education Program Document on Student Achievement and Academic Benchmarks, Christine Robertson

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Paris Burn, Iliana Rocha

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Building an Evaluation Model of Academic Advising’s Impact on Progression, Persistence, and Retention within University Settings, Abhik Roy

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Counselor Preparation and Adolescent Youth: A Study of Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Brian R. Russ

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Advancing Evaluation in Community Colleges: A Mixed Methods Case Study of Outcomes-Based Assessment Training in Student Affairs, Tammy L. Russell

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Using RTP (Responsible Thinking Process) as a Lever For Improving School Culture: A Case Study of an Alternative Secondary School’s Implementation Of RTP, Andrew D. Rynberg

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Three Essays on Financial Constraints and Foreign Direct Investment, Todd Sarnstrom II

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Establishing and Testing Conditioned Reinforcers: Evaluating the Effects of the Discriminative Stimulus Procedure Using Intermittency with Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Yannick A. Schenk

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Rising Against the “Enemies of the Church”: The Dynamics of Russian Desecularization and the Making of Its Punitive Regime, Rachel Lynn Schroeder

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Preparation of Aminoalcohols and Their Application for the Synthesis of Heterocycles and as Potential Sensors for Nerve Agents, David L. Sellers

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Increasing Vocal Behavior and Establishing Echoic Stimulus Control in Children with Autism, Joseph Shane

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The Recent Development of New Pigment Binders, Jae Young Shin

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Capitalism, Social Institutions, and Pathways to Crime: Reconstructing Institutional Anomie Theory, Amanda Marie Smith

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The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire, Ephraim Scott Sommers

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Assessing the Effects of Interactive Video Modeling on the Fidelity of Implementation of Skill-Acquisition Procedures, Steven Sparks

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Three Essays on Finance, Agricultural Aid, and Development, James Squires

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A Phenomenological Study of Practicing Educators’ Personal and Collaborative Experiences within a Climate of High Stakes Individual Accountability, Kathy L. Stewart

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Principals’ Experiences Adapting to a New State-Mandated Administrator Evaluation Process: a Phenomenological Study, Kathleen Ann Teed Ramirez

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Assessing Change in Attachment Security of Adolescents at Residential Therapeutic Programs, Laura Santa Thum

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Patterns of Olfactory Neurogenesis and Immune Response in Adult Zebrafish Following Damage of the Olfactory Bulb, Darcy M. Trimpe

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Increasing Caregiver Supervision of Young Children: Teaching Scanning, Predicting Behavior, and Modifying for Safety, Natalie Truba

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Do Parties Matter? A Political Model of Monetary Policy in Open Economies, Hulya Unlusoy

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An R-Matrix, Quantum Defect Theory Approach to the Photoionization of Molecular Nitrogen, Gaetan L. VanGyseghem

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Dimensions of the Doctoral Dissertation Advising Relationship in Counselor Education: Mentoring Expectations, Satisfaction, and Time-to-Degree, LaSonda Wells

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Exploring Interpersonal Variables Within the Supervisory Relationship: The Role of Supervisory Alliance, Supervisory Style, and Supervisee Attachment, Kathryn Wierda

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The Lived Experiences of Conditionally Admitted College Students, Ashley J. Wildman

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An Analysis of Evaluation Practices of Two Training Programs in the Healthcare Sector Using the New World Kirkpatrick Model, Michelle Woodhouse

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3D Printed Bone Supplement Materials, Azem Khalifa Yahamed

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The House that Propaganda Built: Historicizing the Democracy Promotion Efforts and Measurement Tools of Freedom House, Emily A. Zerndt

Dissertations from 2015

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Developing an Efficient Failure Prediction Model in Support of a Distributed Operating System for Autonomic Networks, Jondi Hesham Abed

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Modeling New Product Success from Component Measures of Product Advantage: A Model Utilizing Automated Text Classification and Sentiment Analysis, Ashley Nolen Akerman

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Design of Oppnet Virtual Machine for Opportunistic Resource Utilization Networks: A Universal Standard for Application-Level Resource Sharing, Mai A. Alduailij

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Comparing Slug Test Methods for Unconfined Aquifers, Hussain Jaber Alfaifi

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Novel Spectroscopic Tools to Differentiate Molecule-DNA Binding Interactions, Sense DNA and Track DNA Melting, Saad Hmoud Alotaibi

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Literacy Practices among Migrant Teachers: Educator Perspectives and Critical Observations, Briana Asmus

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Studying the Optimum Design of Automotive Thermoelectric Air Conditioning, Alaa Attar

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An Exploration of Strategic Planning Perspectives and Processes within Community Colleges Identified as Being Distinctive in Their Strategic Planning Practices, Lisa J. Augustyniak

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Implementation of Traditional Printing Techniques for the Development of Flexible Printed Sensors, Sai Guruva Reddy Avuthu

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Pedagogical Approaches to Multicultural Education within Teacher Preparation Programs, Mark Steven Barajas

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Comparison of Item Response Theory Models for Data Fit of Quality Control Measurements for Maillard Reaction Browning in Foods, Polly Barrett

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National Quality Awards in Healthcare and Actual Quality in U.S. Hospitals, Beth M. Beaudin-Seiler

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An Examination of Several Variables Influencing the Efficacy of the Gateway in Street Sign Configuration on Motorist Yielding Behavior, Miles Bennett

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Effective Fund Raising Practices in Public Community Colleges, Mark A. Bergstrom

Assessment and Comparison of the Electronic Properties of Group 10 Bimetallic Nanoparticles Relative to Their Monometallic Counterparts, Ali Bolandi

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Poisson versus Negative Binomial Regression in the Analysis of Count Data, Barbie Ann L. Bugna

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Failing to Replicate: Hypothesis Testing as a Crucial Key to Make Direct Replications More Credible and Predictable, Pedro Fernando Mateu Bullón

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Development of a Capacity Deployment Model for Disrupted Supply Chain Networks, James D. Burns

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Maintaining Consistency between a Design Model and Its Implementation, Hector M. Chavez

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Application of Starch-Based Nanoparticle Colloidal Dispersion in Curtain Coating, Ting Chen

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Numerical Simulation and Modeling of Combustion in Scramjets, Ryan James Clark

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Functional Analysis of Gambling, Mack S. Costello

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Evaluation of an Abbreviated Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Intervention in a Pediatric Primary Care Setting, Colleen C. Cullinan

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Mothers Who Choose Traditional Public Education in Times of Economic Stress, Criticism, and District Reform, Brian W. Davis

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Psychological and Social Variables Impacting Young Adults Caring for Severely Mentally Ill Mothers, Courtney Gale Deloney

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lnfluences lmpacting the Development of Entry-Level Master's Athletic Training Programs, Jennifer E. Deranek

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Deposition and Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTS) Based Films for Sensing Applications, Amila C. Dissanayake

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The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Qualitative Analysis of Healthy `Couples’ Perceptions, Brian C. Doane

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Exploration of Stimulus Current Energy Reduction and Bifurcation Dynamics in Conductance-Based Neuron Models Using Optimal Control Theory, Michael E. Ellinger

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Tongues Untied Truth Revealed: Body Image, Social Media, Identity Development, and Meaning-Making in Overweight and Obese Black Gay MSM, Amari Ja-Lynn Enam

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Novel Stretchable Printed Wearable Sensor for Monitoring Body Movement, Temperature and Electrocardiogram, along with the Readout Circuit, Ali Eshkeiti

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A Partnership Between a Midwest Community College and the Highly Regulated Power Production Industry: A Case Study Regarding the Development of an Energy Production Technology Program, Kenneth W. Flowers

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Alignment of Mission Statements with Hiring and Evaluation Processes of Faculty at Higher Education Institutions Approved by the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), Nancy M. Foster

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GME Graduate Retention Rates: A Single Institution Study, Tracy J. Frieswyk

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Exploration of Linguistic and Extra-Linguistic Factors in Stroke Knowledge and Emergency Response: Studies of Input, Output, and Outcome, Laura L. O. Froeschke

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Preferences for Evidence-Based Depression Treatments: An Emphasis on Patient-Focused Care, Lauren A. Frye

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Saliva Cotinine as a Measure of Abstinence in a Lottery-Based Contingency Management Treatment for Smoking Cessation, Catherine M. Gayman

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Three Essays on Capital Regulations and Shadow Banking, Diny Ghuzini

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Recycling in a Lean Environment, Marylin N. Glass-Hedges

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An Examination of Academic Grit in Urban High Schools, Ronald Gorman

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Experiences of African American Female First Generation College Students, Ashley Green

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Power Relations at the Cistercian Abbey of St. Mary at Rushen: With Special Interest in Connections at Furness and Influence through the Kingdom of the Isles, Valerie Dawn Hampton

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Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment: Co-Occurring Evidence-Based Practice Implementation, Alteration, and Fidelity over Time, Jennifer Harrison

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Ultrafast Charge Carrier Dynamics in Bare and Surface-Modified Semiconductor Nanoparticles, Jameel Abdul-Hadi Hasan

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Outcomes of Prediabetes and Diabetes Education Programs Tailored for Vulnerable Popuations, Diana Al Sayed Hassan

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Assessing the Effectiveness of a Picture Exchange Communication System on Increasing Manding and Vocal Speech in Identical Twin Adults with Autism, Laura C. Hilton

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Three Essays on Panel Data Estimation, Alexander Houser

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A National Study of Alternatively and Traditionally Certified Teachers, John F. Hoye

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Family Resilience and Sojourning Japanese Families in the U.S., Mitsuyo Izumi

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Assessing the Interpersonal Effectiveness of the Dear-Man Skill Using a Social Psychology Paradigm, Matthew T. Jameson

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Erich Fromm’s Contributions to Sociological Theory, Walter A. Jensen

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Multi-Level Adjustments in Singing Behavior by a Migratory Songbird in Response to Urbanization, Jacob Job

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Edge Colorings of Graphs and Their Applications, Daniel Johnston

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Uganda Science Teacher Educator: A Concurrent Mixed Methods Investigation of Nature of Science, Pedagogy and Classroom Learning Environment Perspectives, Robert Elisha Musookho Kagumba

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Comparing Online and Traditional Interview Techniques: A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of Researchers and Participants in the Malaysian Context, Diyana Kamarudin

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Energy, Angular and Charge Deposition Dependence of Electron Transmission through Insulating Polyethylene Terephthalate Nanocapillaries for Narrow Beam Production, Darshika Keerthisinghe

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The Effects of Schedule Density of Reinforcement for Alternative Behavior on Resurgence, Kathryn M. Kestner

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Implementation of a Staff Management System to Increase Consumer Engagement in Group Homes, Jeana L. Koerber

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Retention of Community College Students in Online Courses, Sarah Krajewski

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Blind Source Separation for Feature Detection and Segmentation in Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) lmaging of Concrete Bridge Decks for Nondestructive Condition Assessment, Vincent Krause

ln the Gorge, Brandon Krieg

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Increasing Physical Activity in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Katherine B. LaLonde

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Citizenship, Politics and Process: A Cross National Study of Citizenship Regimes, Marisha Lina Lecea

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Using Dynamic lndicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) Oral Reading Fluency Data to Predict Michigan Educational Assessment Program Outcomes, Lisa Lockman

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Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) at U.S. Colleges and Universities: Administration Processes Regarding the Adoption, Implementation, and Integration of ERM, Anne E. Lundquist