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Dissertations from 2019

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Multiple SSID Framework for RSS-Fingerprint Based Indoor Positioning Systems, Ahmed Kareem Abed

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

Ultrafast Relaxation Dynamics in Graphene Oxide-Dye and Perovskites Nanocomposites, Abubkr A. Arzaq Abuhagr

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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

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Special Education Teachers Use of Reading Strategies to Support Students with Learning Disabilities in Reading, Ali A. Alhamdan

Social Media Sentiment Analysis with a Deep Neural Network: An Enhanced Approach Using User Behavioral Information, Ahmed Sulaiman M. Alharbi

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

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

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Leadership, Satisfaction, Commitment, and Turnover Intention in the United Arab Emirates Public Sector, Mohammed Humaid Aljanahi

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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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Comparing the Results of and Evaluating Preferences for Functional Analyses and Concurrent Operant Analyses, Marrisa B. Allen

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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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Principal Leadership and the Development of Teacher Professionalism and Autonomy within a Collaborative School Culture, Sukinah 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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The Impact of Character Education Programs on Middle School Bullying Behavior, Kelly M. Amshey

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The Learning Experiences of Practicing School Leadership Coaches: A Multiple Case Study, Dustin Anderson

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

Strategic Molecule Design for Developing Sensors and Electron Transfer Catalysts, Jaliya Samarakoon Arachchilage

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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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The Role of Mental Models in Sensemaking during the Data-Driven Decision-Making Process and Their Impact on Instructional Practice, Ann M. Bingham

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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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Measurement of Defusion: Further Validation of the Drexel Defusion Scale, Christopher A. Briggs

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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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Teacher and Parent Perspectives on Alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards Following Teacher Professional Development, Adam C. Channell

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

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An Experimental Comparison of Visual and Statistical Analyses, Stevie A. Collini

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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Karczma/Taberna: Public Houses in Cracow during the Jagiellonian Dynasty, Peter Paul Dobek

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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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The Effectiveness of Oral Retelling as a Reading Comprehension Strategy for Elementary Students with Reading Delays, Brandi Michelle Fontenot

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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

Anomalous Site Detection among Travel Paths as an Unsupervised Learning Problem, Megan A. Hammond

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Attempts to Reduce Elopement Using Blocking, a Time-Out Procedure, and Differential Reinforcement, Sydney M. Harbaugh

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Analyzing Impacts of Transportation and Non-Transportation Activities on Human Health with an Advanced Platform for Collecting Travel and Physical Activity Data, Raed Abdullah Hasan

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Behavioral Skills Training and Literacy: Supporting Reading Instructors in Adult Education Centers, Mya L. Hernandez

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

Embedded Silver Nanoparticles for Metal Enhanced Photoluminescence, Shahid Iqbal

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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Negotiating American Racial Constructs: First- Generation African Caribbean Immigrants’ Experience with Race, Rommel Johnson

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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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A Reinforcement Learning Approach to Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization, Daniel S. Kolosa

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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

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Simultaneous X-Ray Emission Accompanying Two Electron Capture for Fluorine on Gas Targets, David S. La Mantia

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

The Impact of Goal Orientation and Learning Organization on Mobbing of Academic Advisors in the U.S., Bette A. Ludwig

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

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The Effects of Self-Observation on Implementation of Direct Instruction Reading Curricula, Katherine Mahaffy

Quantification and Influence of Cation Sublattice Disorder in Ternary Materials with Specific Application to ZnSnN2, Robert Allen Makin III

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The Effects of Energy Dashboards and Competition Programming on Cyclic Electricity Consumption on a College Campus, Katherine Jane-Binder Martini

Exploring Wheelchair Service Delivery in a Dedicated Seating Department, Cara E. Masselink

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

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“Called Forth by Imminent Dangers”: The American Gothic in Mysteries of Detection and Detective Fiction (1799-1929), Keli Masten

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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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Female Senior Student Affairs Officers’ Experiences in Decision Making Across Their Careers, Somaia Hamza Mustafa

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Toward Self-Reconfigurable Parametric Systems: Reinforcement Learning Approach, Ting-Yu Mu

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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