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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Music and speech perception in children using sung speech: Effects of neurocognitive factors, Victoria A. André

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Sojourners in this place: An explanatory sequential mixed-methods study examining foreign-born and immigrant experiences of acculturation and professional identity development in counseling, Mina Attia

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Music and peacebuilding: A survey of two Israeli ensembles using music and dialogue to build understanding, empathy, and conflict transformation, Benjamin Philip Bergey

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Improving parent-child interactions and generalized problem-solving skills in families of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder through adapted parent child interaction therapy, Carly Bobal

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Audiologists’ preferences in programming cochlear implants, Leanne Browning

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Simultaneous Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT) interventions using distance coaching: A pilot study, Kirstin Drucker

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The test-retest reliability of binaural-processing tasks at home versus a clinical environment, Logan Grace Faust

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Attachment in middle childhood among foster and adopted children: Preliminary validation of a behavioral observation system, Somer George

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Tone production, musicianship training, repertoire development, performance practice: A pedagogical overview of selected international children's choirs, Janet Hostetter

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The EI Leadership Model: From Theory and Research to Real World Application, Kelly Dyjak LeBlanc

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Auditory and somatosensory pre-pulse inhibition in mice, Anna Louthan

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Are all cognitive items equally prone to position effects? Exploring the relationships among item features and position effects, Thai Quang Ong

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Subjective differences between premium and mid-level digital hearing aids, Dakota Sharp

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Failure to launch?: Advancing the case for financial literacy interventions in postsecondary education, Cathleen Snyder

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Let the Church say amen! A qualitative study exploring the experiences of African American pastors providing mental health support, Tiffanie D. Sutherlin

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Nikolai Medtner: A new source for Sonata in F Minor, Op. 5, Clement Barrera Acevedo

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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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Effectiveness of high-fidelity human patient simulation in learning to manage medically-complex infants, Erin Clinard

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A new paradigm for improvement: Student-faculty partnership in learning outcomes assessment, Nicholas A. Curtis

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An exploration of a mentoring program on the experiences of African-American students at a predominately white institution, Cierra Davis

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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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Perceived principal servant leadership and teacher stress, Donald Harris

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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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Evaluating rater effects in the context of ethical reasoning essay assessment: An application of the many-facets rasch measurement model, Madison A. Holzman

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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 ART of couple satisfaction, Kristy Koser

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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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The influence of engaging centralized student support on the academic achievement of student veterans, Paul Morgan

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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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The effects of an interprofessional emergent writing intervention for preschoolers, Danika L. Pfeiffer

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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