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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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First class teachers, second class citizens: A mixed methods investigation of the predictors of organizational commitment among non-tenure track faculty, Melissa Altman

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Effects of age and middle ear resonance on the frequency tuning of the cVEMP, Paris Atabek

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Speech understanding and listening effort in noise with a new speech processing algorithm, Abigail Elizabeth Compton

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A general education course designed to cultivate college student well-being, Jessica Davis

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Envelope-following response amplitude and cochlear traveling wave delay, Julia Dawson

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An integrated developmental model and measure of intercultural competence, Natasha DuMerville

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Promoting attention in the classroom using the Play, Learn, and Enjoy curriculum, Virginia Gallup Larsen

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The integration of the Interactive Teaching Method (ITM) of the Alexander Technique in vocal pedagogy, Susan Gouthro

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Undue police violence towards African Americans: A quantitative analysis of professional counselors, Darius Green

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Naming the pain: A model and method for therapeutically assessing the psychological impact of racism, Connesia Handford

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Therapeutic assessment with couples: An intervention to enhance healthy relational and marital practices, Alexis C. Kenny

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Predicting attrition of new Student Affairs professionals through perceptions of work-related quality of life, synergistic supervision, and executive servant leadership, Wendy Lushbaugh

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Measuring listening effort using physiological, behavioral and subjective methods in normal hearing subjects: Effect of signal to noise ratio and presentation level, Lakshmi Magudilu Srishyla Kumar

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A qualitative study of the foster parent experience: “I try to weather the storm”, Ariel D. Marrero

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Recording a solo instrumental album: A methodology and representative album, John Nye

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An interpersonal view of personality disorders, Mariafé T. Panizo Jansana

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Survey and analysis of undergraduate music education percussion methods courses in relation to the practical needs of secondary music educators in American public schools, Bryan Pickering

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Evidence-informed programming in Student Affairs: A mixed methods study examining behaviors, perceptions, and barriers related to the use of theory and research in program development, Andrea M. Pope

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Pragmatic language and behavioral and emotional functioning-a systematic review: Implications for research and interprofessional practice, Erica Pritzker

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Religiosity and national political leadership as essential conjoined social determinants of volunteerism: Implications for international non-governmental organization leaders, Theresa L Koepfler Reimbold

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Can auxiliary information improve Rasch estimation at small sample sizes?, Derek Sauder

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The impact of hair covering hearing aid microphones on directional performance, Sara Frances Wagner

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RISE and shine: A comparison of item fit statistics for the Rasch model, Glenn Waterbury

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Induction of nocebo effects by verbal suggestions during the caloric test, Abbey Weist

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Music and speech perception in pre-lingually deafened young listeners with cochlear implants: A preliminary study using sung speech, Harley J. Wheeler

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The space between black & white: Examining the lived experiences of African American supervisees in cross-racial supervisory relationships, Brittany Williams

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Shared dramatic pacing in Jake Heggie's Three Decembers, Cynthia Wohlschlager

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Influence of remaining unmet financial need on the persistence behaviors of students enrolled at a small, liberal arts institution of higher education, Zachary Yoder