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Dissertations from 2020

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Informationally Complete Measurements and Optimal Representations of Quantum Theory, John B. DeBrota

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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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An Examination of the Factors Influencing High School Graduation Rates for Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education, Linda M. Flueckiger

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The Relationship Between Physical Activity and Emotional Intelligence in Adolescents, Marie C. Gabour

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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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Community College Non-Completion: Students' Voices and Embodiments of Stress and Healing, Tara Gully-Hightower

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The Experience of Misgendering Among Trans and Gender Diverse People, Hamish A. Gunn

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Exploiting the Surface Chemistry of EGaIn to Develop Liquid Metal Nanoparticles as Cancer Therapeutic Agents, Sabrina Syeda Hafiz

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Occupational Stress and Job Satisfaction of Long Term Care Workers: The Impact of the Social Working Environment, Frances Hawes

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Cross-Ecosystem Predators Control Species Interactions, Multifunctionality and Resilience in Coastal Marshes, Marc J.S. Hensel

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Assessing Mental Health Provider Bias Toward Clients with Understudied Marginalized Sexual Identities and Practices, Cara Herbitter

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Educator Perspectives on English Learner Identification: An Explanatory Mixed Methods Study, Rachel E. Hoffman

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AI-driven Computational Design Tools For Synthesizing Human-centric Design, Haikun Huang

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The Role of Attention in Perceiving Seen and Heard Emotional Information, Sarah C. Izen

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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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Novel Tools and Techniques to Investigate and Reduce the Impacts of Capture-and-Handling, Ryan J. Knotek

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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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Three Essays on Social Media Analytics and Big Data: An Empirical Investigation of Communities and Organizations, Carol A. Lee

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The Role of Clinical Research Nurses in Minority Recruitment to Cancer Clinical Trials, Kristen A. Legor

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What does Social Agency have to do with it? Positive Pathways to Adulthood for Groups of Opportunity Youth and College Students in Rhode Island, Perri S. Leviss

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Exploring the Efficacy of an Online Intervention in Processing Experiences of Heterosexism Among Autistic-LGBTQ Individuals, Meredith R. Maroney

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The Effectiveness of a Mindfulness, Acceptance, Valued Action, and Flexible Coping Intervention for Race-Based Stress on Momentary Coping and Distress Symptoms, Jennifer Honculada Martinez

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Impact of Disturbance Regimes on Community and Landscape Biodiversity in Atlantic Coastal Pine Barren Ecoregion Streams, Sean T. McCanty

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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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The Environmental, Social and Market Drivers of Shellfish Aquaculture in Massachusetts, Sean Patrick McNally

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Convergence of Senior Administrators and Professional Employees: Case Studies of Institutional Transformation via Convergent Hybrid Planned and Emergent Change, Michael C. Metzger

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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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Innovation Through Popular Diffusion: Seeking Social Equity Through Cannabis Legalization in Massachusetts, Jeffrey Moyer

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Exploring Physiological, Behavioral, and Situational Indices of Infant Regulatory Capacity to Stress in the First Year of Life, Isabelle Mueller

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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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Identifying Critical Components and Key Communities in Complex Networks, Farzaneh Nasirian

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Holistic Cross-Layer Improvements for Big Data Processing in New Computing Environments, Nam S. Nguyen

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The Impact of Social Support on the Relationship between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Family Functioning among Women Veterans, Chizoba C. Nwosu

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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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Using Lenses to Understand Policy Failures: The Case of the 2012 Census in Chile, M. Angélica Pavez

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Employed Mothers’ Satisfaction with the Breastfeeding Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Rebecca A. Penders

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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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Spokespeople or Gatekeepers? A Case Study of Teacher Engagement with the Data Privacy Policy Environment in U.S. Public Schools, Amanda Potasznik

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Critical Caste Theory in Education, Savitha Rajamani

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

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An Examination of English Learner Leadership in the Massachusetts English Only Context, Teresa De Jesus Schwarz

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Experiences of Self-Reported Bullying in Minority Nurses within Acute Care Hospital Workplace Settings, Ekta Srinivasa

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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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The Long-Term Multidimensional Impact of Persistent Multisite Pain on Physical and Psychological Disability, and Mortality in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Saurja Thapa

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Mosquito Microbiomes: Understanding the Interface Between Microbiome, Environment, and Human Pathogens, Amanda G. Tokash-Peters

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Parents Pushing Back Against School Push Out, Erin Lindsey VandeVeer

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Psychiatrists’ Accounts of Helping Patients Discontinue Antidepressant Medication: A Discourse Analysis, Akansha Vaswani Bye

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Severe Airway Epithelium Injury Regenerates from Distinct Stem Cell Pools, Jorge Villoria Crespo

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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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The Influence of Leadership Development Programs on First-Generation College Student Success, Sherrod Williams

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The Medicare Home Health Program: An Analysis of the Community Admissions Cost Containment Policy, Alan G. Wright

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The Role of Massachusetts Cultural Council in State Cultural Policy: Institutionalism, Policy Goals, and Perceived Outcomes in the Arts and Culture, Hsin-Ching Wu

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

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Oral Self-Care, Periodontal Health, and Glycemic Control Among Adults with Diabetes in the United States, Yuqing Zhang

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