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Dissertations from 2020

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When We Tell You We Can Do It, Believe Us: An Analysis of the Legislation and Policies Related to the Employment of Women with Disabilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sarah M. Alem

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Her Seat at the Table: A Youth Participatory Examination of Food Insecurity Among Latina High School Students, Jessica Frances Arrendol-Kiely

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How Do Black Mothers Navigate the Structures and Spaces of Special Education Programs to Advocate for Their Sons?, Phanenca Babio-James

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From Minamata to Mines in Ghana: A Cross-Scale Study on Global Governance of Mercury Use in Artisanal And Small-Scale Gold Mining, Timothy Adivilah Balag'kutu

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Supporting Teachers to Use Restorative Practice Circles to Improve Student Outcomes in Elementary School Classrooms, Marlana Mueller Barrasso

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Defining and Conceptualizing Disability: An Examination of How Culture Shapes the Understanding of Disability for Parents Who Immigrate to the United States, Lisa Langone Berard

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Doctor-Patient Communication by Email: Trends, Determinants, and Effects of Digital Disparities on Email Use and the Association between Email Use and Quality of Communication in Health Care, Dragana Bolcic-Jankovic

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Characterizing the Impacts of the Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid on the Forest Structure of New England, Peter Brehm Boucher

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The Rise and Rise of the Criminal Record: Power, Order and Safety in the United States, 1848-1960, Charles W. Brackett

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The Entanglement of Gender, Science, and Interdisciplinarity: Standpoints of Women PhD Students in Interdisciplinary Traineeships, Kate Bresonis McKee

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Exploring a Shared Perception of Family Engagement within Schoolwide PBIS Through an Environmental Walk, Lauren M. Brodsky

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Examining Cultural Equity: Boston’s Arts & Culture Sector, Marian Taylor Brown

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Where Do We Come From? A Quantitative Study of the Backgrounds and Professional Qualities of Special Education Transition Specialists in Massachusetts, Jennifer Carr Callison

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An Integrative Model of Mental Illness Identity Development: Volunteerism as a Supplement to Treatment for Depression, Self-Esteem, and Psychological Well-Being, Candace C. Cantrell

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How do Emerging Bilinguals Learn Math?: The Role of Translanguaging in an English-Only Middle School Mathematics Classroom Setting, Mustapha K. Coker

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The Influence of Medicare Insurance Type – Traditional Fee-For-Service v. Medicare Advantage – on Rehospitalizations for Patients with Heart Failure in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Andrea Elizabeth Lane Daddato

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Using Passive Acoustic Data to Track Changes in Baleen Whale Distribution Throughout the Western North Atlantic Ocean, Genevieve E. Davis

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Balancing the Environment and Development: Environmental Reform and Mainstreaming at the World Bank Ethiopia Country Office, John Michael Denney

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Culturally Sustaining Learning Environments in Public, Hispanic-Serving Community Colleges: Bridging Cultural Wealth, Epistemic Values, and Pedagogical Stances, Liya N. Escalera-Kelley

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Identifying Drivers of and Quantifying North Atlantic Right Whale Local Abundance, Laura C. Ganley

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Firm Networks, Priya Garg

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The Effect of Job Demands, Control, and Support on Job Satisfaction and Intent to Leave among Massachusetts Home Health and Supportive Home Care Aides, Hayley P. Gleason

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Public-Private Partnerships in Education: A Vertical Case Study of the Right to Education Act (2009), India, Sheetal Gowda

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The Political Economy of Migration Governance: How Political Actors, Networks, Institutions and Policies Impact the Migration-Development Nexus in the Global South, Christopher C. Graham

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Paleoclimate Reconstruction of the Gulf of Maine During the Recent Holocene (Past 5000 Years) Using Archaeological Mollusk Shells, Amy Elizabeth Johnston

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How Universal are Democratic Values? A Study of the Urban Middle Class’s Valuation of Core Democratic Ideals in a Hybrid Regime, Priyanka Kabir

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High School Teachers' Perceptions of Social Studies in the Context of Accountability, Kristina M. Kelleher-Bianchi

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Sense of Control and Frailty Among Older Adults, Bon Kim

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Family Ties and Subjective Aging in Later Life, Yijung K. Kim

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Educators Bailan with Policy et le Pouvoir in the Educação of Multicultural and Multilingual Learners (WIDA ELD Standards and the Education of English Learners), Fernanda Marinho Kray

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Painting the World Crimson: The Global Spread of Graduate Management Education as Facilitated by Harvard Business School, Keshav Krishnamurty

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How Does Grading Schools Impact Florida’s Teachers and Students? The Need for a New Approach to School Accountability, Luke Aubry Kupscznk

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Adapting Social Emotional Learning to Impact Internalizing Problems in an Urban School, Kathryn D. Kurtz

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Characterization of Microbial Communities Across Disease States and Environmental Conditions in Kemp’s Ridley (Lepidochelys Kempii) and Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia Mydas), Kerry L. McNally

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High Performance Computing Solutions to Problems on Coding Theory, Distance Learning, Mars Image Crater Detection and Cancer Structural Variations and Fusions Identification, Hamidreza Mohebbi

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Participate for Peace: The Impacts of Participatory Deliberative Democracy on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Central America, Marcia D. Mundt

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The Experiences of Women on Their Career Pathways to the College Presidency: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study, Audrey M. Nahabedian

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Women’s Pathways to Political Leadership in Kenya: Institutional and Cultural Factors Impacting Women’s Political Leadership in County Level Government, Rose A. Nyaondo

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The A/Effects of Implicit Bias on the Academic Success of Black Students Attending Urban Public Schools in the Northeastern Region of the United States, Nadine R. O'Garro

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Feasibility of a Multi-Domain Online Health Intervention for Latinas with Chronic Pain, Marta E. Pagan-Ortiz

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Managing Methadone Mile: Dynamics of Neighborhood Change and Social Control in Boston's South End, Adam W. Pittman

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Nanoparticle-Biological Interfaces: Study and Applications in Therapy and Biosensing, Cristina Rodriguez-Quijada

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More Seats at the Table: An Examination of the Role of Natural Supports in Promoting Postsecondary Transition for Students with Disabilities in Rural Maine, Elizabeth Stone-Sterling

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Lost in Translation: Understanding Education Policy Implementation in Nepal, Sushmita Subedi

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Socio-Economic Well-Being of International F-1 Students Living and Working in the United States, Elena K. Taborda

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Gonadal Steroid-Independent Sexual Behavior in Female and Male B6D2F1 Gonadectomized Mice, Jay Scott Templin

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Aging with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Analysis of Physical Activity Engagement, Danielle A. Waldron

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Intergenerational Relationships and Sleep in Aging Families, Haowei Wang

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Role of Health Information Technology in the Engagement Process of Older Adults' Cancer Treatment Decision Making, Maryum Zaidi

Dissertations from 2019

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Identifying Relevant Genes in Arabidopsis Thaliana the Modulate the Rhizosphere Microbiome, Daniel Acuña Hurtado

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Therapists' Experiences Discussing Sexuality in College Counseling Centers: Implications for Professional Development, Bonnie K. Andrews

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Black Family Engagement Through Communication Technology: A Phenomenological Study from the Perspective Of Urban Public High Schools Parents In The Greater Boston Area, Mariette Bien-Aime Ayala

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Welfare Reform and the Health of Low-Income Single Mothers: The Impact of Policies Under the Personal Responsibility Work Opportunities and Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), Allyson L. Baughman

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Dreams of College: In Pursuit of Higher Education While Undocumented, Alessandra Maria Bazo Vienrich

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To Adopt or Not to Adopt: Factors Impacting States’ Pursuit and Implementation of ACA’s Home and Community-Based Programs, Lisa Kalimon Beauregard

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Place, Preferences, and Policy: An Analysis of Funding Education Along the Urban-Rural Divide, Kattalina Berriochoa

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The Effects of a Hand Gesture Instruction Game on Social Skills of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Samantha R. Broadhead

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Chronic Pain and Risk of Injurious Falls and Circumstances of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Prospective Cohort Study, Yurun Cai

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The Impact of Stigmatization on College Students Returning from Mental Health Leave, Don A. Camelio

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Making Sense of HIV in the Shadow of the AIDS Crisis: Understanding the Lived Experience of Recently Diagnosed Gay and Bisexual Men 50 and Over, Timothy Carreiro

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How Faculty Beliefs Shape Teaching Practice: A Critical Race Collaborative Action Research Approach Toward Achieving Equity Outcomes in Community College Remedial English, Lori A. Catallozzi

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Developmental Roles of Beta-Arrestin Kurtz Revealed by Structure-Function Analysis, Fei Chai

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The Early Development of Visual Working Memory, Chen Cheng

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Factors the Motivate Community College Faculty to Teach Online with Implications for Access and Equity, Jenene M. Cook

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Teaching for Transformation: Enabling the Exploration of Disorienting Dilemma in the Classroom, Lisa DeAngelis

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Parallel Computation of Bivariate Point Data Depths and Display of Intrinsic Depth Segments, Jane Holly DeBlois

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Suspending the Binary Logic of Inclusion and Disability: How Teachers Make Meaning of their Work with Students with Severe Multiple Disabilities in Substantially Separate Spaces, Avril C. Depagter

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Sexually Dimorphic Serotonin System Development Mediates Sex-Specific Neuronal Excitability, Kimbra A. Edwards

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Using Currere as a Form of Self-Writing among Urban Teens, Kimberly J. Frazier-Booth

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Addressing Diversity with Abnorms: Implications For Detecting Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease, Samuel C. Gable

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The Role of the Environmental Context in Advance Care Planning Among Older Adults, Brittany E. Gaines

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Three Essays on Chief Financial Officers, Accounting Backgrounds, and Financial Reporting and Valuation, Li Gao

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Associations of Measures of Body Composition and Physical Activity with Markers of Bone Health, Meghan E. Garvey

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Responsibility Development in Young Men in Postsecondary Settings: Construct Structure and Contextual Influences, Gabriel M. Garza Sada

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Fingerprint-Based Localization with Limited Training Data, Siyuan Gong

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Evaluating the Impact of a Combined Word Problem-Solving Intervention on Elementary Students’ Mathematics and Social Emotional Skills, Kaitlin M. Gould

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Enhancing User-Oriented Security and Privacy in Emerging Data Sharing and Sensing Services, Mohammad Hadian

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Health Consequences of Retirement Among Married Couples, Sae Hwang Han

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A Process for Change: A Grounded Theory Investigation of Participatory Action Research as a Means for Countering Mental Illness Stigma Experienced by Transition-Aged Black Youth, Jacqueline G. Hargrove

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Dismantling an Intervention Aimed at Increasing White People's Knowledge and Understanding of Racial Justice Issues, Alissa L. Hochman

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Ocean Acidification Impacts on Teleostean Otolith Development, Robert J. Holmberg

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Influence of Global Change Drivers on a Tropical Lake and Watershed, Étang Saumâtre, Haiti, Helenmary M. Hotz

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Do Race and Ethnicity Influence Turnover Intention in Newly Licensed Registered Nurses?, Mary Susan L. Howlett

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Clusterability, Model Selection and Evaluation, Kaixun Hua

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Real-Time Eye Movement Analysis for Biometrics and Driving Safety, Shaohua Jia

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High Performance Computing Techniques to Better Understand Protein Conformational Space, Arpita Joshi

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The Governance of Transnational Security Threats in Fragile States: The Case of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) 2007 – 2017, Abigail Kabandula

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Towards a Critical Theory of Rehabilitation Counseling: A Labor History of Vocational Rehabilitation in the United States, Andjela H. Kaur

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“I Can’t Separate Me Being Gay and Me Being an Athlete”: A Phenomenological Study of LGBQ+ Women Student-Athletes, Erin A. Kelley

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The Study of Visual Attention: From Raw Data to an Interdisciplinary Environment, Do Hyong Koh

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Development of Environmentally Benign Sustainable Synthetic Methods for Biologically Active Compounds and Synthetic Building Blocks, Anne Kokel

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Pediatric Critical Care Nurses' Use of an Evidence-based Pressure Injury Prevention Clinical Practice Guideline, Lindyce Ann Kulik

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Environmental Disruption of the Developmental System During Early Life, Hannah E. Lapp

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Finding Personal Meaning and Self-Efficacy as Moderators of Behavioral Action in Social Anxiety, Carol S. Lee

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Three Essays on Corporate Information Environment, Corporate Social Performance, and Corporate Financial Outcomes, Rongbing Liu

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Five Year Follow-Up of a Cohort of Women with Precancerous Lesions of the Cervix in Cameroon, Simon M. Manga

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Investigating the Role of CXCL12 and CXCR4 in Addiction: Age, Sex, and Environment Matters, Briana Marie Mason

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Effects of Visual Impairment on the Preparation, Response, and Recovery from the 2017 Hurricane Season in Puerto Rico, Kevin D. McCormack

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Global Governance and the Post-Colonial State: Women, Gender, and Public Opinion in Public Policymaking in Trinidad & Tobago 1956-2005, Deborah N. McFee

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Seeking a Nexus Between Transparency, Accountability, and Sustainable Development in the Extractive Industries: An Analysis of the Mali Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MEITI), Jason J. McSparren