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Dissertations from 2018

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Unescorted Guests: Yale’s First Women Undergraduates and the Quest for Equity, 1969-1973, Anne G. Perkins

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A Comparative Case Study of a Student Involvement Co-Curricular Portfolio and Transcript, Bruce R. Perry

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Evaluating Gold Nanoparticles for Enchancement of Radiation and Photodynamic Therapy Efficacy Using 3D Tumor Models, Ljubica Petrovic

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Mainstreaming Climate Change in Development: The Evolution of Discourse, Yuliya Rashchupkina

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Driving and Expectation to Age in Place for Older Adults along the Urbanicity Continuum, Lorilei Michaud Richardson

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Black Americans and Activism: Exploring the Impact on Psychological Well-Being, Tangela S. Roberts

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Does Mindfulness Support Empathy?, L. G. Rollins

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Assessing the Role of Climate Change and Land Cover Change in Eco-Hydrologic Modeling (Snowmelt Timing and Dissolved Organic Carbon Fluxes), Shabnam Rouhani

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Navigating Young Adulthood with a Serious Mental Health Condition: Influential Factors on School, Training, and Work Activities, Kathryn Sabella

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Factors Associated with Alcohol Consumption among Thai Students, Somporn Sitthisongkram

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The Early Development of Visual Attentional Mechanisms in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hayley Smith

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Understanding the Permian-Triassic Extinction and Recovery through the Sulfur Cycle: A Multiproxy Approach Using Pyrite and Carbonate-Associated Sulfate, Alan Gates Stebbins

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Conscientious Objection by Massachusetts Nurses, Lori Stevens

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Native Daughter: A Lived Experience of Desegregation, Kandice A. Sumner

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The Role of Social Support and Demographic Characteristics in Academic and Clinical Burnout of Mental Health Professionals in Training, Tinatin Surguladze

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Social Relationships and Obesity in Later Life, Jane L. Tavares

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Through Their Voices: A Phenomenological Study of Undergraduate Women’s Experiences with Patriarchy in Higher Education, Kelly M. Treseler-Golden

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Late-Life Depression and Cognitive Decline: A Latent Growth Curve Modeling Analysis, Elena Tsoy

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Tobacco Advertisements and Compliance at the Point of Sale: The Case of Massachusetts, Omobukola Usidame

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Application of Graphical Models in Protein-Protein Interactions and Dynamics, Amir Vajdi Hoojghan

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Exploring Perceived External Control as a Transdiagnostic Cognitive Process in Anxiety Disorders and the Investigation of a Brief Acceptance Intervention, Lauren P. Wadsworth

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Remote Sensing of Phytoplankton Pigments in the Global Oceans, Guoqing Wang

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Grandchild Care and Marital Quality in Later Life, Shuangshuang Wang

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Quantifying Racial Microaggressions in College Classrooms and Their Effect: A Factor Analysis and Multilevel Study, Tammy Vargas Warner

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Mentoring as a Protective Factor for Youth with a History of Interpersonal Trauma Exposure, Elyssa Briann Weber

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Identifying Regulators of Zebrafish Germ Cell Development and Gonadal Sex Differentiation, Kaitlyn A. Webster

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Evolutionary Effects of Urbanization on the Tropical Lizard Genus Anolis, Kristin M. Winchell

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An Exploration of Mentoring Functions in the Context of Parental Relationships, Laura A. Yoviene Sykes

Dissertations from 2017

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Cognition and Driving Status: Identifying Risk of Cessation in Older Adults, Kristen E. Anderson

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The Effect of Abiotic Conditions on Microbial Community Structure and the Genes Responsible for Several Geochemical Processes in Salt Marsh Sediments, John H. Angell III

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Conservation and Variation of DNA Methylation in Lactuca sativa and Lactuca serriola, Trudi A. Baker

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Indicators and Information for Integrated Decisions on Climate Change: Quantitative Methodologies for Understanding the Vulnerability of Coastal Communities, Ram A. Barankin

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Managerialism, Mission, & Values: Micromechanisms of Nonprofit Institutionalization, Erynn Elizabeth Beaton

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Photophysical & Photoacoustic Properties of Electron Rich & π-Extended Quadrupolar Curcuminoid Dyes, Stephanie Erin Bellinger

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The Challenge of Social Mobility: Habitus among Low-Income and Working-Class Students in Higher Education, J. Anna Bell

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Understanding Romani Deprivation in Serbia: From Symbolic Inclusion Prescriptions to Meaningful Pathways to Economic Integration, Marija Bingulac

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Teacher Beliefs and Practices Regarding Students' Mathematics Learning in a High-Performing U.S. Urban Public Elementary School, Tamara L. Blake-Canty

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Transition to the Academy: The Influence of Working-Class Culture for First-Generation Students, LaDonna L. Bridges

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Geographic Mobility and Place Attachment in Later Life, Abigail A. Butt

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Absent Identities, Actual Identities, Identity Prominence, and Psychological Distress, Gerard Byron

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Identifying as Multiethnic: Meaning Making, Experiences, and Relationships, Melanie Cadet

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A Case Study of an Exemplary Chinese Principal, Baifeng Sun Cadieux

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A Case Study of an Exemplary Chinese Principal, Baifeng Sun Cadieux

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Borderlands and Bridges: Mexican Youth Education and Identity, Patricia Chouinard

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Influences on University Staff Members Responsible for Implementation of Alcohol-Control Policies, Glenn A. Cochran

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Pediatric Nurses’ Knowledge, Values, and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice and Use of Two Patient Safety Goals, Linda Connor

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Evaluation of Extracellular Matrix Composition and Rheology as Determinants of Growth, Invasion, and Response to Photodynamic Therapy in 3d Cell Culture Models of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma, Gwendolyn M. Cramer

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A Non-Linear Spatio-Temporal Modeling Framework for Heavy Precipitation and Crop Yield Prediction, Yahui Di

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The Histidine Kinase MorA is a Regulator of Motility and Cell Cycle in Sinorhizobium meliloti, Jamie L. Dombach

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Regional P20 Councils: Addressing the Education Pipeline through Regional Learning and Cross-Sector Collaboration, Elaine K. Donnelly

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Environment, States, and International Organizations: The Role of Global Environmental Conventions in Protecting the Environment, Natalia Escobar Pemberthy

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Machine Learning Applications in Genomics, Protein Folding and Protein-Protein Interactions, Roshanak Farhoodi

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Exploring Toddlers' Use of Language to Update Mental Representations: Evidence from Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, Allison Fitch

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Assessing Anthropogenic Influences on the Environment: From Atmospheric to Lacustrine Systems, Katherine L. Flanders

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School Nurses' Awareness and Attitudes Towards Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Mixed Methods Study, Hannah E. Fraley

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Understanding How State Legislators Define Problems: The Case of High and Rising Healthcare Costs in Massachusetts, Monica C. Garlick

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The Role of Glucocorticoid Receptors on the Expression of Transposable Elements in the Rat Hippocampus, Brian B. Griffiths

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Attentional Influences on Visual Working Memory in Development, Sylvia B. Guillory

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Trajectories of Retirement in Later Life: A Group-Based Modeling Approach, Bruce R. Haimowitz

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Risk, Resilience, Recovery: In Search of the Protective Factors of Mental Health, Victoria Choate Hasler

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Cognitive Aspects of Children's Experience of Economic Disadvantage, Amy E. Heberle

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Microbial Communities inside Permeable Reactive Barriers Designed to Stop Eutrophication and their Effects on Nitrous Oxide and Methylmercury Production, Kenly A. Hiller

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Human-Centric National Security in Strong States: South Korea’s Security Relations with North Korea, Jay Jinseop Jang

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An Evolution of Models and Best Practices of Service-Learning at Miami Dade College: A Historical Case Study from 1992-2012, Cathy A. Kaluzny

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Mothering Values of Black Student Mothers: A Grounded Theory Analysis, Sara A. Kaplan-Levy

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I Want To Know More about the HPV Vaccine': Stories by Korean American College Women, MinJin Kim

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Using Brief Experimental Analysis to Evaluate the Impact of Combining Skill and Performance Components in a Mathematics Treatment Package, Whitney L. Kleinert

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Understanding the Role of Driver, Vehicle, Environment, and Policy Factors in Crash Injury Severity among Older Adults in the United States, Chae Man Lee

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MODIS and VIIRS Continuity Products in Synergy with Landsat Data to Monitor Vegetation Phenology, Yan Liu

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The Educational Life Histories of Three 8th Grade African American Males at an Urban Alternative School, Stephanie Marson Lee

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Is Pain Catastrophizing Associated with Poor Physical Performance and Falls in Older Adults with Chronic Pain? The Mobilize Boston Study II, Ampicha Nawai

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Civilized Inequality: Honors Programming and Educational Inequality at Public Universities, Steven D. Neville

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An Investigation of Chemical Identity Thinking, Courtney L. Ngai

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Asian American Women Leaders' Strategies for Negotiating Intersectional Discrimination Related to Racism and Sexism, Fanny Ng

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Young Children's Emotion Vocabulary and the Potential Influence on Emotion Regulation Ability, Marisa Murphy O'Boyle

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Ocean Invader Tactics Revealed: The Role of Copper Pollution in the Persistence and Invasiveness of Colonial Ascidians, Kristin Lee Osborne

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New to America: Immigrant Girls and Bullying, Vittoria Pacifco

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Academic Capitalism and the Public Good in Public and Private U.S. Higher Education: A Grounded Theory Study of Internationalization, Asabe W. Poloma

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Multiple Roles in Later Life: Role Enhancement and Conflict and Their Effects on Psychological Well-Being, Emma D. Quach

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The Temporal and Functional Factors Underlying Short-Term Monocular Deprivation Effects in the Adult Human Visual System, Mahalakshmi Ramamurthy

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Evolutionary Game Theoretic Multi-Objective Optimization Algorithms and Their Applications, Yi Ren Cheng

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Assessing Structure and Condition of Temperate and Tropical Forests: Fusion of Terrestrial Lidar and Airborne Multi-Angle and Lidar Remote Sensing, Edward J. Saenz

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Civil Society Organization Practices to End Violence against Women and Girls with Disabilities in Mexico, Ana María Sánchez Rodríguez

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Understanding University Graduates’ (Un) Employability in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study of Cameroon, Alvine Murielle Tchuathi Sangang

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Exploring the Effect of Intervention Choice on Academic Performance and Student Acceptability, Meghan R. Silva

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A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Common Core State Standards: Investigating a Possibly Neoliberal Ideological Field, Erik Lars Smith

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Determined Wellness: The Influence of Mental Illness Models Upon Treatment Outcome Expectancies and Treatment Engagement, Francisco I. Surace

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Walking the Tightrope: The Tension in Math Teachers' Walk through Identity and Agency amidst Race to the Top in Cumberland County Schools, Cindy Smith Taylor

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Building Efficient Large-Scale Big Data Processing Platforms, Jiayin Wang

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Semantic Representation and Interpretation of Short Texts with Deep Learning, Tong Wang

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Performance Management and Decision-Making in State Agencies: The Case of Massachusetts, Ryan M. Whalen

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I Said, They Said: The Role of Diagnosis in the Help-Seeking Pathways of College Students, Emily E. Wheeler

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Intergenerational Financial Exchange and Cognitive Well-Being among Older Adults in China, Ping Xu

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The Impacts of Life Events on Depression in Later Life among Older Among Immigrants, Mai See Yang

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Query-Centric Storage Partitioning for Distributed Systems, Ting Zhang

Dissertations from 2016

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Top-Down and Bottom-Up Biases in Visual Attention, Farahnaz Ahmed Wick

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Enhancing Cognitive Load Measurement and User Performance in Human-Computer Interaction, Nada Attar

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Curriculum Reform as a Means for Creating Transformational Change at an Historically Black University, Robert J. Awkward

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Retold Narratives: Black Male Artists and the Meanings of School, Beth Balliro

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The Impact of Social Network and Neighborhood Characteristics on the Driving Status of Older Adults: The Moderating Role of Gender, Kelli N. Barton