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Dissertations from 2014

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Transfer Programs at Hispanic Serving Institutions: A Study of Inter-organizational Collaboration, Milton Santiago

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Chasing Interconnections: Mountains, Mushrooms and People, Uttam Baba Shrestha

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Engaging Youth: Linking Design and Implementation Choices of Out-Of-School Time Programs in Boston to the Development of Political Engagement Attitudes in Youth Age 14 to 18, Felicia M. Sullivan

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Toward Professional Learning: The Convergence of Planning, Experience, and Literature in an Urban High School, Kimberly A. Talbot

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Student Organizations as a Venue for Cross-Racial Interaction, Tamara A. Von George

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Black Beauty, White Standards: Impacts on Black Women and Resources for Resistance and Resilience, Speshal T. Walker

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Exploring the Link between Otolith Growth and Function along the Biological Continuum in the Context of Ocean Acidification, Eric D. Wilcox Freeburg

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Black Shales of the Neo-Tethys: The Geochemical Record of the End-Permian Crisis, Jeremy Christopher Williams

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Gender, Race, and Ethnic Differences in the Effects of Education on Depression in Later Life: The Mediating Roles of Mastery and Stress, Cathy Mae Wong

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State Directors of Adult Education: Leadership in a Changing Policy Environment, Cynthia Keeshan Zafft

Dissertations from 2013

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Biochemistry of 1, 2-Dehydro-N-Acetyldopamine Derivatives, Adal T. Abebe

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Impacts of U.S. Biofuels Mandates on Environmental and Energy Security, Mohammad Alshawaf

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Regulation of Toll Signaling and Inflammation by Beta Arrestin and the Sumo Protease Ulp1, Saima G. Anjum

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Thymine and Coumarin Containing Photopolymeric Materials Inspired by Green Chemistry, Jason R. Bianchini

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Knowledge, Identity, & Professionalism: A Grounded Theory Analysis of How Urban Career Teachers Navigate Their Professional Lives, Lori Jean Brodeur

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Understanding the Full-time, Non-tenure-track Faculty Appointment, Pandora Grewe Carlucci

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Power from the Margins: The Professional Identities of Three English as a Second Language Teachers in Low Incidence Districts, Tina H. Chien

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Experiences of Latina First Generation College Students: Exploring Resources Supporting the Balancing of Academic Pursuits and Family Life, Hercilia B. Corona-Ordoñez

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From Legislation to Implementation: Distributing Leadership in Response to the Massachusetts Anti-Bullying Law of 2010, Alan H. Cron

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Producing Space: Block-By-Block Change in a Gentrifying Neighborhood, Jen Douglas

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Geochemical Record of Global Change in a Closed Basin Lake: Étang Saumâtre, Haiti, Alex Migeul Eisen-Cuadra

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College Athletic Participation and Academic Success: How Student-Athletes Compete for Graduation, Heather B. Gilmour

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Linking Universal Developmental/Behavioral Health Screening and On-Site Mental Health Consultation: Examining Gaps in Service Delivery, Leandra Godoy

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Racism and Anxiety in a Black American Sample: The Role of Mediators and a Brief Mindfulness Manipulation, Jessica Rose Graham

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The Impact of Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Problems on Behavioral Dysregulation in a College Student Sample: An Investigation of the Mediating Role of Mentalizing, Kelly Graling

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The Role of Caregiver Insight in Young Children's Violence Exposure: Testing a Relational Model of Risk and Resilience, Sarah A. O. Gray

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Evolutionary Dynamics on Complex Networks, Swami Iyer

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Volunteering Among Surviving Spouses: The Impact of Volunteer Activity on the Health of the Recently Widowed, Kimberly J. Johnson

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Understanding Ethnic-Racial Socialization and Cognition among Multiracial Youth: A Mixed Methods Study, Susan A. Lambe Sarinana

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Disability Status and Living Arrangements among Asian Older Adults in the United States, Seungah Hannah Lee

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The Association Between Elementary Teacher Licensure Test Scores and Student Growth in Mathematics: An Analysis of Massachusetts MTEL and MCAS Tests, Life LeGeros

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Targeted Prevention of Childhood Anxiety: Engaging Parents in an Underserved Community, Nicholas D. Mian

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogical Practice Among White College Faculty: A Narrative Study, Susan F. Miller

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The Regulation of Prospore Membrane Shape in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Emily M. Parodi

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Efficient Mining Algorithms in Engineering, Dan Alexandru Pletea

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Racial Disparities in Health-Related Quality of Life Following Lung Cancer Surgery, Hermine Poghosyan

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Honoring Counterstories: Utilizing Digital Storytelling in the Culturally Responsive Classroom to Investigate the Community Cultural Wealth and Resiliency of Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE), Christina M. Porter

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Journeys to Transformation: South Sudanese Refugees, Andres Ray F. Reyes

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Maternal Self-Efficacy and Perceived Stigma Among Mothers of Children with ASD, ADHD, and Typically Developing Children, Sara D. Rosenblum-Fishman

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Youth Initiated Mentoring: Investigating a New Approach to Working with Vulnerable Adolescents, Sarah E. O. Schwartz

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The GCKIII Kinase Sps1 and the 14-3-3 Isoforms, Bmh1 and Bmh2, Cooperate to Ensure Proper Sporulation in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Christian John Slubowski

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The Influences of Social Identities and Resource Competition on Blacks' and Asians' Social Distance: A Virtual World Method, John Tawa

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College Student Retention: A Self-Determination Perspective, Jules Tetreault

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Teacher Reported Job Satisfaction and Teacher Reported Understanding of the Evaluation Process: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Case Study of One Urban Public School District, Maura Walsh

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Reconceptualizing Cultural Competence: White Placeling De-/reterritorialization within Teacher Education, Melissa Winchell

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Quantitative Mass Spectrometry Analysis for Pharmaceutical Applications, Lan Yang

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Studying Soil Moisture and Land-to-Water Carbon Export in Urbanized Coastal Areas Using Remotely Sensed Data and a Regional Hydro-Ecological Model, Yun Yang

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Microfinance: A Tool for Financial Access, Poverty Alleviation or Gender Empowerment ? - Empirical Findings from Pakistan, Ghazal Mir Zulfiqar

Dissertations from 2012

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The Economic Relationships Between Institutions of Higher Education and Municipalities, Dale H. Allen

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College Consortia: Engaging in and Sustaining Community Collaboration Efforts, Wildolfo Arvelo

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Latino Immigrants' Responses to Immigration Policy and Enforcement: Strengths and Resources Promoting Empowerment and Wellness in an Urban Setting, Celeste Atallah-Gutiérrez

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The Relation Among Essential Habitat, Ocean Acidification, and Calcification on the Nantucket Bay Scallop (Argopecten irradians), Bryanna Joy Broadaway

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Nontraditional Approaches with Nontraditional Students: Experiences of Learning, Service and Identity Development, Suzanne Marie Buglione

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Faculty Sensemaking and Transformative Learning: Working to Advance Community College Student Learning Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Kimberly A. Burns

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Measuring Exposure in Natural Disaster: A Meta-Analysis, an Integrative Data Analysis, and a Multi-Wave Longitudinal Study of Hurricane Katrina Survivors, Christian S. Chan

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Comparative Genomic Analysis of the Asteraceae: The Evolution of Intron Gain, Loss and Size Change and Correlations with Genome Size and Ploidy Level, Jian-Cheng Chang

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Describing Species-Environment Relations for Macrobenthic and Microphytobenthic Community Structure Using Constrained Ordination and Predicting Environmental Variables from Species Composition, Angeliki Evgenidou

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Nurse Manager Leadership in Unionized Acute Care Hospitals in Massachusetts, Staff Nurse Empowerment and Retention, Joe-Ann Maria Fergus

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Influences of Health Insurance and Primary Care on Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Black Women in Boston, Gail Barlow Gall

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Corruption, Democracy, Inequality and Economic Growth: Exploring the Theoretical and Empirical Relationship in South America, 1995-2008, Danny García

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Management of Land Use Land Cover Through the Application of Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems and Simulation, Praveen Jha

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Spirituality as a Viable Resource in Responding to Racial Microaggressions: An Exploratory Study of Black Males Who Attended a Community College, Lloyd Sheldon Johnson

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The Role of Difficulties in Emotion Regulation in the Relationship between Experiences of Trauma, Kathleen Sullivan Kalill

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Synthesis of Research Studies from 1997-2008 Using Qualitative Meta-Analytic Techniques on the Identification, Placement, and Representation of K-6 Grade Students in Special Education in Targeted U.S. Schools, Teresa López

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Sediment Metal Concentrations as a Function of Land Use in the Charles River, Eastern Massachusetts, Darryl L. Luce

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Objectification Theory and Sexual Health among Women, Kara Lustig

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Diffusion of the EGFR Assay: The Underutilization and the Urban/Rural Divide, Julie Ann Lynch

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Socially-Aware Data Replication, Khanh h. Nguyen

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Bereavement among Urban University Students: The Role of Meaning Making in Adjustment to Loss, Rebecca L. Norris-Bell

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The Associations of the Level of School Wellness Policy Implementation and School Nurse Activities to Weight Status of School Children in Massachusetts, Mary Jane F. O'Brien

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Noncredit and Credit Divisions in Community Colleges: The Dilemma of Multiple Organizational Identities, Dianne Palter Gill

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A Critical Study of the National Institute for School Leadership in the Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, John Michael Perella

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Enabling Techniques for Surveillance Sensor Networks, Cuong H. Pham

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Being a (Good) Student: Conceptions of Identity of Adult Basic Education Participants Transitioning to College, Mina Reddy

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Nurses' Perceptions of Barriers and Facilitators Affecting the Shaken Baby Syndrome Education Initiative: An Exploratory Study of a Massachusetts Public Policy, Leslie Carol Rideout

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Exploring How White and Asian American Students Experience Cross-Racial Interactions: A Phenomenological Study, Thomas E. Robinson

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College Access Programs and the Formation of Social Capital: Understanding the Impact of Upward Bound On the College Decision Process, David Rogers

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The Role of Self-Efficacy and the Effects of Situated Online Professional Development on the Competence of School-based Occupational Therapists, Yonnette Evelyn Semple-Dormer

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A Model to Relate Environmental Variation to NPDES Permit Violations at Thermoelectric Facilities on the Taunton River, Seth Delevan Sheldon

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Design and Structure Activity Relationship Studies of Multi-Target Small Molecules: Structural Probes and Therapeutic Tools Against Alzheimer's Disease, Abba Sood

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The Community College Department Chair and Curriculum Leadership: Managing Learning and Learning to Manage, Kathleen Jennings Sweeney

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The Role of Research Centers in Fulfilling the Community Engagement Mission of Public Research Universities, Robin A. Toof

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The Impact of Mindfulness on Exposure and Extinction Processes in Social Anxiety, Michael Treanor

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Health Reform Challenges: Understanding Low-Income Massachusetts Residents Who Remain Uninsured, Michael Tutty

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Computational Modeling of Eye Movements - From Reading to Scene Viewing, Hsueh-Cheng Wang

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The Development of Fluorescence Probes for Cancer Cell Lines and Research on Catalytic Reactions, Zijuan Zhang

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The Role of Men's Friendships in Psychological Distress, Fear of Emotions, and Adherence to Masculine Role Norms, Liza Zwiebach

Dissertations from 2011

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Plant Invasion: An Experimental and Mathematical Look at Plant-Soil Feedbacks, Anna Gray Aguilera

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Elementary Schools' Response to Recommendations for the Prevention of Childhood Obesity: A Scondary Data Analysis Using the 2000 and 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Surveys, Edith Barrett

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Interpersonal Conflicts in Hospitals: Their Fingerprints, Consequences and Resolution, Talia Berman-Kishony

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Synthesis and Biological Applications of Heterocyclic and Organofluorine Compounds, Dmitry A. Borkin

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Evolutionary Patterns in Deep-Sea Mollusks, Elizabeth Ellen Boyle

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Leveraging Biologically-inspired Self-Adaptive Architecture in Network Systems, Paskorn Champrasert

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Transboundary Conservation in Kangchenjunga Landscape in the Eastern Himalayas, Pashupati Chaudhary

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Knots of Knowledge: How Community-Based Organizations Advance Social Change, Jennifer Cohen

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Archaeal Diversity and Potential Function in Soil Ecosystems, Emelia Anne DeForce

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The Role of Situated Learning in Experiential Education: An Ethnographic Study of the Knowledge-Construction Process of Pharmacy Students during Their Clinical Rotations, Paul DiFrancesco

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Beyond Resiliency: Using Youth Participatory Action Research to Examine Alternative Education and Identity in a High Poverty Town, Susan M. Espinosa

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Exploring Predictors of Well-Being after Exposure to Inter-Caregiver Aggression in Childhood: Examining the Role of Emotional Support and Emotional and Cognitive Processing, Cara Fuchs

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Career Change Experiences of Former Full-Time Dental Hygiene Clinicians to the Community College Full-Time Faculty Role: A Phenomenological Study, Andrea Gancarz