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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Objective Differences between Premium and Mid-level Digital Hearing Aids, Chelsea C. Barry

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Contributory Factors of Well-Being in New Mothers; An Exploratory Study, Molly Bowman

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Distractions in Hearing: Measuring Impulsivity in Service Members with a mTBI, Kathleen Margaret Chopra

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A New Paradigm for Improvement: Student-Faculty partnership in Learning Outcomes Assessment, Nicholas A. Curtis

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Mental Toughness, Well-Being, and Coach-Created Motivational Climate within Collegiate Athletics, Chad Doerr

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String Fundamentals for the Non-String-Playing Conductor, Dianna Fiore and Dianna Marie Fiore

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Selected Folksong Arrangements of Zoltán Kodály: An Analysis and Performer’s Guide, Sebastian A. Haboczki

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The Influence of Covariate Measurement Error on Treatment Effect Estimates and Numeric Balance Diagnostics Following Several Common Methods of Propensity Score Matching: A Simulation Study, Heather D. Harris

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Examining the Impact of Transformational and Transactional Leadership Style on Work Attitudes, Motivation, and Work Outcomes in Nonprofit Organizations, Kim Hartzler-Weakley

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Envisioning a future for professional counseling: A qualitative study of counselor educator perspectives on professional distinction, Michael Horst

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Envelope-Following Responses and the Effects of Cochlear Delay, Nicole Jones

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The Build-Up of Auditory Stream Segregation in Adult Cochlear Implant Users: Effect of Differences in Frequency and Amplitude-Modulation Rate, Alexandria Matz

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A Performer’s Guide to the role of Aspasia, Melissa McCann

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Hear me when I’m well: a convergent parallel mixed methods study of Psychiatric Advance Directives in Virginia, Anne Metz

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Melodic Contour Identification and Speech Recognition by School-Aged Children, Michael P. Morikawa

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Variations in Breastfeeding Practices in the NICU: A Mixed Methods Investigation, Elizabeth Emaleo Nottingham

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Development of a Questionnaire to Assess Attitudes toward Hearing Aids, Corinne O'Shaughnessy

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From Critical to CALM: The Development and Implementation of a Brief Unified Mindfulness Workshop for College Students, Mandi Eggenberger Quay and Mandi Quay

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An exploration of the collegiate coach-athlete relationship and its impact on female athlete attitudes and behaviors toward disordered eating and body image, Bridget E. Smith

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In Search of Equality: Developing an Equal Interval Likert Response Scale, Elisabeth M. Spratto

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Organizational factors associated with quality perinatal care, Lisa H. 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 J. 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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Building social support: A mixed methods study exploring how college students self-disclose emotions with others in order to build social support, Aimee Brickner

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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 R. Davidson

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Developmental evaluation: Complexity leadership theory in practice-A mixed methods study, Terrence S. Fernsler

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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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Color-grapheme synesthesia: A study of population prevalence, Christopher Hill

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Evaluating the performance of propensity score matching methods: A simulation study, Jessica N. Jacovidis

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Connection between visual arts and music: The painting and music of I-Uen Wang Hwang, Yining Jenny Jiang

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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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Dreams: A unified theory approach, Chance McDermott

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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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Leader self-efficacy in youth leader development: A mixed methods study, Christopher J. Rehm

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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 E. 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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The impact of student leadership engagement on meaning in life and work during college, Heather Janel Strine-Patterson

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College orchestra director programming decisions regarding classical twentieth-century music, Mark D. 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 B. 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