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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Organizational Factors Associated with Quality Perinatal Care, Lisa Hamlett Akers

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Beyond Beneficiaries of Corporate Philanthropy: The Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility in Nonprofit Firms, Roxann Allen

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La Chasse: The Legacy of Hunting Calls in French Compositions for Solo Horn and Piano, Daniel James Atwood

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A Mixed Methods Study of a Psychoeducational Attachment-Based Intervention for Families Experiencing Separation and Loss, Kelly C. Atwood

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The Development of a Fach System for the Tenor Oratorio Repertoire, Randall C. Ball

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The Neural Representation of Frequency in Quiet and Noise Across the Adult Life Span, Alexandra Bove

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The Effect of Journey Around the World Curriculum on Prosocial Behavior in Elementary School Children: A Pilot Study, Jae Seung Cha

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The Role of Narrative in Performing Schumann and Chopin’s Music, Yu-Wen Chen

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Incorporating Visual Communication Desensitization in the Treatment of Depression in Women with Sexual Trauma Histories, Nino Chkhaidze

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Cultural Influences On Nonprofit Servant Leadership, Sungil Chung

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The Art Songs of Zachary Wadsworth: A Guide to Style, Performance, and Literature, Jordan Robert Davidson

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Using Multiple Imputation to Mitigate the Effects of Low Examinee Motivation on Estimates of Student Learning, Kelly J. Foelber

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Development and Deployment of a Small Stereo-Hearing Testing System: Two Manuscripts, Sofia A. Ganev

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MEPI, BEVI, and EI Leadership: Implications and Applications for Global Leadership Assessment and Development, Whitney Giesing

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The Power of Feedback: An Indicator of Mentor Effectiveness during Student Teaching, Dara M. Hall

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Evaluating the Performance of Propensity Score Matching Methods: A Simulation Study, Jessica N. Jacovidis

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Buying Equal Student Achievement Opportunities, Abbott W. Keesee

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The Effect of Workplace Noise Exposure on Reaction Time, Hollis T. Leidy

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Argument Education in Higher Education: A Validation Study, Paul E. Mabrey III

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I Can Thrive!: Fostering Well-Being in Adolescent Girls via the Unified Approach, Jennifer L. Mills

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Clicks, likes, and shares: Using the theory of planned behavior, self-efficacy, and impression management to predict digital activism activities, Aaron Noland

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Student Engagement and Post-College Outcomes: A Comparison of Formative and Reflective Models, Courtney Sanders

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The Effects of Age on the Perception of Frequency in Noise, Mary Ellen Scherer

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Efficacy of Digital Otoscopy in Telemedicine, Alexandra B. Short

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Integrating Implementation Fidelity and Learning Improvement to Enhance Students’ Ethical Reasoning Abilities, Kristen L. Smith

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A Musical Crusade: Reviving the Music of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini Through a Comparative Statistical, Pedagogical, and Theoretical Analysis, Jessica R. Spafford

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You Only Live Up to the Standards You Set: An Evaluation of Different Approaches to Standard Setting, Scott N. Strickman

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College Orchestra Director Programming Decisions Regarding Classical Twentieth-Century Music, Mark David Taylor

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Effect of Age on ABRs in Mice with EphA4 Mutations, Melissa M. Teller

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Being and Beholding: Comparative Analysis of Joy and Awe in Four Cultures, Daria Borislavova White

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Finding Jean-Blaise Martin: An Italianate Approach for a Modernized baryton-Martin Fach, Aaron D. Agulay

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The Creation of a Skills-Based Grading System for Solo Trumpet Repertoire, Charles R. Ahlhorn

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The Development of a Psychological Check-up: Assessing Character and Well-being via the Unified Approach, Lindsay Michele Anmuth

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The Effect of Auditory Fatigue on Reaction Time in Normal Hearing Listeners at Different Signal to Noise Ratios, Haley Athey

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A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Relationship between Attachment, Post-Traumatic Stress, and Post-Traumatic Growth among United States Service Members, Chauncy T. Brinton

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Prepulse Inhibition of the Acoustic Startle Reflex to Obtain a Psychometric Function in Mice, Robyn Browne

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Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Informed by Applied Behavior Analysis for Developmental Delay: Parent and Sibling Coaching with Setting Generalization, Mariel S. Cannady

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The origins and development of the euphonium concerto with brass band, Joel M. Collier

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The Effects of Lung Volume on Swallowing in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Teresa C. Drulia

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Afro-Caribbean Stylistic Elements as Topics in the Music of Silvestre Revueltas: Conveying a Political Discourse in Caminando, No sé por qué piensas tú, and Sensemayá, Elsy M. Gallardo-Diaz

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Effect of EphA4 Signaling Mutations on Auditory Function, Michelle R. Gerringer

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The Achievement Gap and Students Living in Poverty: The Role of Core Self-Evaluation and Transformational Leadership in Teachers, India Harris

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Meditation and Awakening: An Exploration of the Wind Music of Eric Guinivan, Henry C. Hess Jr.

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Release from Masking: Behavioral and Physiological Masking Level Differences, Sarah L. Hodgson

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Training Future Teachers to Promote Emotion Regulation in the Classroom, Marie E. Johnson

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Applying Solution Behavior Thresholds to a Noncognitive Measure to Identify Rapid Responders: An Empirical Investigation, Mary M. Johnston

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Predictors of Private School Sustainability Using IRS Form 990, Paul G. Leaman

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Notes for a Writer: The Role of the Flute as Narrator in Jon Lord's To Notice Such Things, Brianne Little

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Variability in Clinically Measured Wideband Acoustic Immittance Over Time in Young and Old Adults, Allison G. McGrath

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Leadership, empowerment, and social capital in a civil society mental health program population in El Salvador, Samuel V. Nickels

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Examining Well-being Among College Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Co-Morbid Diagnoses: An Integrative Approach to Understanding Mental Health, Michael T. Strand

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Rhetoric and Wit in Nicolas Bernier's Le Caffé, Anne C. Wick

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Wideband Acoustic Immittance and DPOAE Changes in Older Adults, Mandy M. Williams

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Establishing Human Identity Through Randomly-Generated Lyrics: A Comprehensive Performer's Analysis of Robert Paterson's CAPTCHA and Its Performance, Kyle Yampiro

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Exploring nonprofits in the social economy: The social enterprise phenomena, Kofi S. Adimado

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'More Divine than Human': Early Tudor Plainchant and Polyphony of the Lenten Compline Office in the Use of Salisbury, 1485-1558, Mark Wayland Ardrey-Graves

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What do I Assume? An Applied Lesson Approach Integrating Critical Thinking and Student-Directed Learning, Ayn T. Balija

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Effects of training and lung volume levels on voice onset control and cortical activation in singers, Nicholas A. Barone

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Examining the Performance of the Metropolis-Hastings Robbins-Monro Algorithm in the Estimation of Multilevel Multidimensional IRT Models, Bozhidar M. Bashkov

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The Nature and Etiology of Religious Certitude: Implications of the EI Framework and Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory, Timothy W. Brearly

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Effective Elements of Conducting: A Study of High School Orchestra Directors, Matthew J. Brooks

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Binaural Listening in Young and Middle-Aged Adults: Interaural Phase Differences and Speech-in-Noise Measures, Caitlin Cotter

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Addressing Serial-Order and Negative-Keying Effects: A Mixed-Methods Study, Jerusha J. Gerstner

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Improving Student Learning in Higher Education: A Mixed Methods Study, Megan R. Good

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Functional Recovery: A Mixed Methods Study of the Specific Variables within a Post-Hospital Inter-Disciplinary Brain Injury Rehabilitation - Residential Program, Victoria Harding

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Choro of Gordon Stout: Representation in a Living Art, Elayne Harris

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Examining Monaural and Binaural Measures of Phase-Locking as a Function of Age, Larissa M. Heckler

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Use Your Words: A Lyrical Guide to the Opera-Inspired Paraphrases of Antonino Pasculli (1842-1924), Aaron S. Hill

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The Hungarian Rhapsodies and the 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs: Historical and Ideological Parallels Between Liszt and Bartók, David B. Hill

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The Effect of Auditory Fatigue on Reaction Time in Normal Hearing Listeners, Beth I. Hulvey

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Pre-Pulse Inhibition Assessment of Sound Localization in Mice: Methodological, Functional, and Genetic Considerations, Megan Klingenberg

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The Congruence of the Social and Conventional Entrepreneur: An Examination of Goal Split Distribution, Emergence by Age, and Antecedent Model Congruence, Eric M. Korn

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A Meta-Analytic Tutorial and a Narrative Review on Motivation Interventions in Education, Rory A. Lazowski

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The Development of Character Adaptation SysTem (CAST) Intervention, Lauren Mays

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The Impact of College Leadership Experiences on Long Term Well-Being, Kevin Meaney

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Nonprofit leadership: A study of governance changes over time, Daisha M. Merritt

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The Effect of Taste on Swallowing Function, Rachel Mulheren

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Debussy and Schoenberg: Two Musical Reactions to Late Romanticism, Priscila Ott Falcao Oliveira

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Teacher Child Interaction Training as a Universal Prevention Program in Preschool and Kindergarten Classrooms, Jessica Rossi

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Speech Function in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease: Effects of Environment, Task and Treatment, Carrie E. Rountrey

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Effect of Adaptive Frequency Lowering on Phoneme Identification and Sound Quality of Music in Hearing-impaired Listeners, Kaitlyn A. Sabri

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Training to Avoid Distractions, Cara E. Sanderson

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A Detailed Analysis of Coaching in Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT), Krystal M. Studivant

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Olivier Messiaen: A Performance Guide for Selected Mélodie, Melissa M. Sumner

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The Effects of a Planned Missingness Design on Examinee Motivation and Psychometric Quality, Matthew S. Swain

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Extending an IRT Mixture Model to Detect Random Responders on Non-Cognitive Polytomously Scored Assessments, Mandalyn R. Swanson

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A Mixed-Methods Study of Head Start Family Service Worker Qualifications and Family Services Utilization: Implications for Policy and Leadership, Laura H. Trull

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Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices Related to Student Self-Regulation in The Classroom, Marlana L. Webster

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The Effect of Examinee Motivation on Value-Added Estimates, Laura M. Williams

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Hyolaryngeal Kinematics and Swallow Patterning In Normal and Disordered Swallowing, Seng Mun Wong

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Transformational Leadership and Resilience, African-American Women Nonprofit Leaders: A mixed-methods study, Donovan Branche

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The Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI): Implications and Applications for Therapeutic Assessment and Intervention, Jared Cozen

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An Exploration of the Experience of In-Home Counseling Services, Greg Czyszczon

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Teacher Child Interaction Training (TCIT) Creates a Positive Classroom Environment: Improving Attachment and Management of Child Behavior Problems, Kara Devers

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The Effects of Academic Libraries’ Resource, Expenditure, and Service Decisions on Library Use: An Analysis of ACRL and NCES Data, Jody C. Fagan

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Using Mindfulness to Explore Worldview Perspective and Enhance Intercultural Development, Rebecca J. Heselmeyer

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Discrimination of Duration Differences of Typically Developing Children and Children with Suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Susan B. Ingram

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The Treatment of Missing Data when Estimating Student Growth with Pre-Post Educational Accountability Data, Jason P. Kopp

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Combating occupational apartheid plaguing internationally trained professionals: A mixed methods description of activist entrepreneurship in cross-sector partnerships, Stephen Wayne Lambert

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Effects of Eph/ephrin mutations on pre pulse inhibition in mice, Andrea Marie Liuzzo