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Dissertations from 2011

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Massachusetts NCATE and NAEYC Accredited Bachelor Degree Programs: Responding to Teacher Preparation Needs in the Filed of Early Education and Care, Winifred M. Hagan

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The Role of Data in Decision Making about Online Distance Education: A Case Study of Three Community Colleges, William Allan Heineman

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The Relationship between Distance to Care and Readmission for Reintervention Following Lower Extremity Arterial Bypass: An Exploratory Study, Kathleen P. Hickson

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The Social Negotiation of Ambiguous In-Between Stigmatized Identities: Investigating Identity Processes in Multiracial and Bisexual People, Vali Dagmar Kahn

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Youth Employment and Unemployment in Developing Countries: Macro Challenges with Micro Perspectives, Berna Kahraman

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In Students' Words: The Development of Student Attitudes toward Mathematics - A Social Perspective, Dianne Kathryn Kelly

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An Exploratory Survey of the Enrollment Decisions of Parents and Guardians in Four Catholic Urban Elementary Schools, Sheila Lombard Kukstis

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Heterogeneous Catalytic Processes for the Synthesis and Functionalization of N-Heterocycles and Fine Chemicals, Aditya M. Kulkarni

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The Conservation and Habitat Ecology of Antillean Manatees (Trichechus manatus manatus) in the Drowned Cayes Area of Belize, Central America, Katherine Spencer LaCommare

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Trajectories of Psychological Distress among Low-Income, Female Survivors of Hurricane Katrina, Sarah Ryan Lowe

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First-Generation College Students and the Four-Year College Environment: An Exploration of Supplementary and Complementary Fit, Nancy M. Ludwig

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An Exploration of the Stories and Perspectives of Three Latino Mothers as They Make Meaning of Their Engagement with the Dedham Public Elementary Schools, Jo-Anne Coffey McCormick

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It's not so Simple: Understanding Participant Involvement in the Design, Implementation, and Improvement of Cash & Counseling Programs, Erin E. McGaffigan

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The Individual and Shared Meanings Students Make of their Diverse Interactions with African American Faculty: A Phenomenological Study, Kathleen Marie Neville

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Effects of Voluntary Public Reporting on the Nurse Sensitive Measures of Falls and Falls with Injury in Hospitals: A Massachusetts Perspective, Patricia Noga

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The Validation and Application of a Chemical Equilibrium Model for Interpreting the Interdependence between Free Copper Ion Activity and Sedimentary Copper-Organic Carbon Ratio in the Coastal Marine Environment, Franco Pala

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The Ecology of Cognitive Training and Aging, Anya Potter

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Legal Experiences of Women Survivors of Domestic Violence: A Need for Policies that Address the Justice Gap, Kimberly Ann Puhala

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Precisely Serializable Snapshot Isolation, Stephen Anthony Revilak

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Expanding a Model of Female Heterosexual Coercion: Are Sexually Coercive Women Hyperfeminine?, Elizabeth Anne Schatzel-Murphy

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Inverse Operations: A Grade 8 Urban Mathematics Teacher's Response to the Achievement Gap, Kelly Ann Silva

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The Role of Home Environments in Residential Adjustment Decision Making in Later Life, Kimberly Joy Stoeckel

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Developing an Anti-Racist Stance: How White Youth Understand Structural Racism, Catharine R. Thomann

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The Value of Getting Out: The Impact of School Leaders' International Experiences, Shelley Tinkham

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Signaling Functions of Beta-Arrestin Kurtz in Drosophila Development, Marla Tipping

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Analysis of Retirement Risk within Massachusetts State Agencies and Use of Post-Retirement Contracting as a Workforce Planning Tool, Andrea T. Tull

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Molecular Responses of Arabidopsis thaliana to Phenanthrene, David Weisman

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Functioning in the Face of Racism and its Uncertainties: The Potential Buffering Role of Values Clarification and Values Consistency in a Black American Sample, Lindsey Michelle West

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Non-Covalent Manipulations of Cyclic Pi Systems for Green Chemistry Transformations, Justin Robert Whitfield

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The Expression of Nonviolence in Communication and its Relation to Physical and Mental Health: Development and Validation of a Coding System for Measuring the Expression of Nonviolence in Communication between Intimate Partners in Conflict Situations, Lissa Brett Young

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Systematic Study of the Positional Analysis of Triglycerides Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Electrospray Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Dong Zheng

Dissertations from 2010

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The Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Program: An Exploratory Study, Charles R. Alexandre

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Employee Perspectives of Library and Information Technology Mergers: The Recursiveness of Structure, Culture, and Agency, Sara Bronner Baron

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Understanding Revictimization: The Impact of Emotion Suppression, Acceptance, and PTSD Symptomatology on Risk Detection Abilities in Sexual Assault Survivors, Heidi M. Barrett-Model

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Space and Power in the Ivory Tower: Decision Making in Public Higher Education, Sandra McCoskrie Blanchette

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The Effects of Childbearing Patterns on the Timing of Retirement, Hsiao-Yin Chung

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Adopted Korean Women: Influences of Becoming a Biological Mother on Racial & Ethnic Identities and Cultural Orientations, Stephanie Carole Day

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Psychosis-Proneness, Mindfulness, and Positive Emotional Experience: Examining Correlational and Causal Relationships, Shannon Marie Erisman

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Unattainable Beauty: An Analysis of the Role of Body Shame and Self-Objectification in Hopelessness Depression among College-Age Women, Meredith A. Evans

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Transport and Transformation of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) From Land to Ocean, Wei Huang

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Physical and Electrochemical Investigation of Hydrogen Storage in Aluminum Hydride Nanofibers and High Surface Area Carbon Materials, Janak P. Kafle

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Neuropsychological and Personality Predictors of Competence to Stand Trial: A Social Cognitive Perspective, Kristy L. Klein

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The Distribution and Comparative Biogeochemistry of Silver with Other Selected Trace Metals in Coastal Waters near Massachusetts, USA, Christian F. Krahforst

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Coping with Acquired Brain Injury through an Asian American Lens: Interrelationships between Collectivistic Coping and Psychosocial Outcomes, Patricia Happy Lee

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A Critical Consideration of Co-Teachers' Interpretation of 21st Century Skills/Global Education, Maura Marlaine Morse

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Alignment of Community Preferences, Economic Development Goals, and Policy: Considering Economic Development Goals, Their Expression, and Their Execution in Economically Struggling Communities, Rebecca Lynn Moryl

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Couples' Joint Activity and Perceived Relationship Quality: Exploring the Comparative Effects of Joint Community Service vs. Play, Michael J. D. Rollock

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Impact of Social Environmental Factors on Re-Hospitalization of Home Healthcare Elderly Patients, Hong Tao

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Geochemical and Geospatial Studies of Sediment Accumulation and Carbon Burial in the Lower Hudson River Estuary and its Implications for the Global Carbon Cycle, Jun Zhu

Dissertations from 2009

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Bridging worlds: Advocacy stigma and the challenge of teaching writing to secondary ELL students, Laurie Zucker-Conde

Dissertations from 2008

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Collaboration to Institutionalize Service-Learning in Higher Education Organizations: The Relationship Between the Structures of Academic and Student Affairs, Joanne A. Dreher

Dissertations from 2004

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Institutionalization of Women's Studies Programs: The Relationship of Program Structure to Long-Term Viability, Ann Froines

Dissertations from 2000

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Alternative Medicine and Mental Health: A Clinical Trial of Homeopathic Treatment for Depression, Fabiana G. Wallis

Dissertations from 1999

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Shame, Anger, and Perpetration Outcomes in Male Survivors of Childhood Abuse, Adam C. Conklin

Dissertations from 1998

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Nursing Home Ownership and Public Policy: An Historical Analysis, K. R. Kaffenberger

Dissertations from 1995

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Perceptions of Emotional Autonomy, Teenage Pregnancy, and Mother-Daughter Relationships among African American Mothers and Daughters, Michelle Deaneen Owens

Dissertations from 1988

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Isolation, Purification, and Characterization of Microbodies from Hydrocarbon-Grown Cells of Cladosporium resinae, David B. Carson