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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Interactions of War: Exhibiting World War II and the Holocaust, Taylor Aspinwall

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A Statistical Investigation of Stock Market Activity and Instances of Financial Crime, Elizabeth G. Biggs

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Schadenfreude: The Impact of Another's Misfortune on the Mood of College Students, Erin A. Chalmers

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The Relationship Between Mathematics Teachers’ Perceptions of Student Motivation and their Use of Instructional Strategies for At-Risk Math Students, Kayla Morris Couch

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Non-Native Leaf Litter Modifies Algal Resources with Effects on Tadpole Growth, Spencer L. Cruz

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FBI Investigations into the Civil Rights Movement and the New Left, Meredith Donovan

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Best Practices to Promote Racial Unity in Theatre, Cassandra Epps

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Automated Essay Evaluation Using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, Harshanthi Ghanta

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Principals' Perceptions of Brain-Based Learning, Tami Hudson Godman

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A Descriptive Study of Teacher Perceptions of International Travel Outcomes, Michael Dale Green

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Climate Change Education and Environmental Education: Perceptions and Knowledge Among Environmental Educators in the Southeastern United States, Lauren C. Johnson

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The Relationship Between Elementary School Administrators' and Teachers' Perceptions of the Influence of Male Teachers and Schools' Male Student Achievement Growth in English Language Arts, Kathleen Elizabeth Kaump Truitt

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Curriculum Change: A Study on Teacher Perceptions of Curriculum Change on Content Standards, Tiffany Kessler-Hopek

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Efficacy of an Online, Concepts-Based Fitness and Wellness Course, David Townsend Mann

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Perceptions of Higher Education Faculty of the Quality, Benefits, and Consequences of Dual Enrollment Participation, John Philip McElveen

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The Relationship Between Biofilm Production and Human Respiratory Cell Attachment and Invasion by Acinetobacter Baumannii, Rachel A. Pearson

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An Evaluation of the Medicinal Plants of Andros Island, Bahamas, Vivian Pedrozo

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Assisting School Level Teams to Identify and Address the Needs of Struggling Learners through a Tiered Intervention and Aligned Professional Development Model, Tammy Dionne Person

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Examining Perceptions of High School Science Teachers Regarding the Participation and Outcomes of African American Girls in Advanced Science Courses, Shanica Cherie Poole

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An Examination of the Identification of Student Veterans within the University System of Georgia to Assist in the Decision-Making Process to Better Serving Them, Stefane Dione Raulerson

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A Stylistic and Compositional Analysis of Ciranda das Sete Notas by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Paulo H. Siqueira

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Investigating the Relationship Between Children's Experiences During a Museum Health Promotion Program and Their Motivation to Learn and Adopt a Healthy Diet, Dawn Nguyen Truong

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Teacher Perceptions of Intercultural Sensitivity and Their Classroom Management Practices: An Empirical Study Among Middle and High School Teachers in a Georgia School System, Nigel Lavar Walker

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Examining the Relationship Between Beliefs and Perceived Experiences During Assistant Principal Preparation for the Role of Principal, Tonya Holcomb Wallace

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

The Impact of Professional Learning Collaboration on Teacher and Team Development, Amy McLamb Barbour

An Examination of the Leadership Traits Perceived Necessary for the Ideal Virtual School Leader, Dee Bennett

Teacher and Principal Perceptions of Deliberate Principal Behaviors Related to School Climate, Christopher Brown

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A Mixed Methods Study of High School Teachers' and Administrators' Perceptions of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Joseph E. Dean

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A Case Study of a Technical College's Faculty Perceptions Regarding the Value of Professional Development Activities, Kermelle D. Hensley

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Teacher Perceptions of Mandated Collaboration Through Professional Learning Communities, Carmen Cranford Horton

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Dual-Career Couples: A Coup or to Cope in Academia, Kendall D. Isaac

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A Mixed Method Descriptive Study of High School Graduates' Dual Enrollment Experiences and the Influence on College Readiness, Sherry W. Johnson

Examination of Job Satisfaction for Middle School Teachers in Georgia: Traditional and Charter Schools, Angela S. Kauffman

Literacy Connection: An Examination of the Instructional Practices of Fourth Grade Reading Teachers in the Dougherty County School System for Struggling Readers, Jamaul Rashard Kennedy

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Catalytic Oxidation of Methane Over Alumina Supported Palladium Oxides, Jacqueline Michelle McGuire

Perceptions of Relationship‐Oriented Leadership Behaviors: A Descriptive Case Study, Akeishia J. Patterson

Teacher Perceptions of Evaluation Feedback, Kelly Pelletier Rush

Latina Women at Columbus State University: The Struggle to Persist, Sharon Seneca

To What Extent Do Teachers and Administrators Perceive They Impact Student Engagement in a Rural Southwest Georgia School System, Priscilla G. Yarbrough

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

Novice Teachers: Using Professional Development to Discover Whether They Continue to Use the Behavior Management Strategies Taught in the Undergraduate Program, Katherine O. Barnetson

To What Extent Does Instructor Interaction Impact Adult Learner Satisfaction in an Online Environment, Sarah G. Brinson

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Finding Home: Creating a Video Game Soundtrack, Samantha Chase

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Music Education for Future "Mathews": Down Syndrome in General Music Education, Amber Alicia Colberg

An Exploration of the Influence of Childhood Experiences on Servant Leadership Behaviors, Eva Marie Ahlquist Cooper

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Laurent Binet's HHhH: Historiographic Metafiction in Contemporary French Literature about World War II, Cailee S. Davis

Teacher Perceptions of Response to Intervention and its Core Components, and its Implementation in Reading in the Primary Grades, Kelsey Hillard Davis

The Impact of Teacher-Student Relationships and Classroom Engagement On Student Growth Percentiles of 7th and 8th Grade Students in One Rural School in Southwest Georgia, Dave Dennie

Middle and High-School Teacher Perceptions of the Mathematics Georgia Standards of Excellence, Marnie Dutcher

To What Extent Do General Education Elementary Teachers Perceive They Are Prepared To Teach Students With Disabilities?, Susan Fuller Elder

Special Education Teachers' Resiliency to Remain in the Field of Special Education, India Bruton Eubanks

Perceptions of Value of Faculty Toward Doctoral Programs In Outdoor Adventure Education, Koby Garick

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A Poetic and Musical Analysis of Fiancailles Pour Rire By Francis Poulenc with Poems by Louise De Vilmorin, Mary Elizabeth Gasson

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Evaluating a Personal Stress Monitoring System, Sneha Gogineni

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Ethics, Eugenics, and Public Education in Georgia (1910-1965), Aaron Gerald Guest Sr.

To What Extent Does a Relationship Exist Between NonSupport and Support Students When They are Grouped Homogeneously and Heterogeneously in the Student's Mathematics Course at Lee County High School, Karen Lynn Hancock

An Examination of Factors Influencing Persistence at Columbus State University, Varonika Brown Hardman

Science Georgia Standards of Excellence in Southwest Georgia: A Mixed Method Study of Science Teachers' Perceptions of Science and Engineering Practices and Administrative Support, Shereca R. Harvey

Teachers' Perceptions of the Benefits and Barriers About the Use of Technology Within Individual Classrooms, Jodi Head

A Study of the Effects of Thinking Maps on the Achievement of Students in Middle Grades Science, Lynn B. Hughes Akin

Instructional Technology: An Alternative Solution to Promoting Achievement in Remote Rural High Schools, Eva Mitchner Jenkins

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Pick Me! Pick Me!: Using Aristotelian Rhetorical Persuasion and Advertising Appeals for Self-Promotion, Alexander M. Jones

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An Exploration and Application of Lieder Performance Practices and Compositional Techniques Towards the Poetic and Musical Structures of Robert Schumann's Mignon Lieder, Clarissa Noel Lewandowski

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Effects of Grazers and Elevated Temperature on the Dynamics of a Wastewater Algal Treatment System, Mengyuan Li

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Design, Cloning, and Expression of Rat Preptin and Alanine Analogs, Jahbo M. Love

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A Comparative Study of Cognitive Systems for Learning, Praneetha Mandava

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Experience in Action: Incorporating Somatic Education into the General Music Classroom, Amy N. Melton

To What Extent is There a Relationship Between Middle Grades Educator Stressors and Phases of the Career Teacher?, Jessica Joy Morris

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The Central Intelligence Agency and Cuba: How the Trap of Success Led to the Bay of Pigs, Yandy Orozco

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Using Self-Organizing Maps for Computer Network Intrusion Detection, Manuel R. Parrachavez

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Preserving the Spirit of African Storytelling in the Pittsburgh Cycle, Elizabeth L. Reeves

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Painted Faces & Printed Music: Women and Music in the Paintings of Bartolomeo Veneto and Sebastiano Florigerio, Lauren N. Rosenblatt

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The Role of Religious and Spiritual Beliefs in the Academic Success of College Students, Shaunquelle A. D. Sapp

Grouping Structures of Gifted and High Achieving Middle School Students: Teacher Perceptions and Data Analysis of the Impact of Grouping, April Leigh Smith

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Effects of Estrogens on Astrocytes Exposed to Stressors, Bridget N. Smith

The Use of Formative Instructional Practices to Improve Student Performance, Courtney L. St. John-Wacker

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Lesson Plans Integrating Art with STEAM: Providing Students with Universal Education Experience, Karolyn L. Turner

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Patterns of Existence: An Analysis of the Personal Inspirations, Historical Influences, and Motivations, Julianna M. Wells

Effects of Developing EdTPA as a Teaching Portfolio on Pre-Service Teachers' Self-Efficacy in a Teacher Preparation Program, Pam Wetherington

An Examination of First Generation Students and Program Administrators' Perceptions Regarding Academic and Social Support Offered at Albany Technical College, Wendy Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Evaluating the Evolutionary and Genetic Relationships of the Andean Orchids of Northwestern Ecuador, Kylie Bucalo

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Rapid Orbit Refinement of Potential Near-Earth Objects and Recovery of Nearly Lost Asteroids, Austin Lantz Caughey

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Music For Caroline: Including Students With Autism In The Elementary General Music Classroom, Meredith B. Dayoub

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Exploring the Life and Music of Percy Grainger Through Transcription, Francisco Javier D. de Alba

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Estrogen's Effects on Oxidative Stress Levels in Glial Cells, Jacob J. Dirkman

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A Step Towards an Intelligent Digital Training Management System (I-DTMS), Andrew Dugger

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Poetry in the Classroom: The Why and How of Teaching and Inspiring Students Through Poetry, Rachel Knapp Funk

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Completing the Puzzle: Exploring Possible Antecedents to Rape Myth Acceptance, Skye A. Geeslin

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The Irish Republican Army Through Film, (1935-2014), Colleen B. Gottfried

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The Evolution of the Clarinet and Its Effect on Compositions Written for the Instrument, Victoria A. Hargrove

Comparison Between Computer Assisted Instruction as a Laboratory Strategy, and Traditional Lab Instruction as Applied to Teaching Physical Science to Suburban High School Students, Marty Hayward

How and Why are Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Public School Teachers Using Social Media for Professional Development?, Sherry Kerr Huckaby

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An Exploration of Rule Clustering in Cellular Automata Rule Spaces, Jordon Huffman

An Investigation of Perceived Principal Stress and Its Impact on Principals in Southwest Georgia, Dorothy Young Ingram

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The Involvement of Estrogen Receptors in Astrocyte Survival, Lauren M. Johnson

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Fuzzy Expert Systems: A More Human-Based Approach for Sensorial Evaluation of Coffee-Bean Attributes to Derive Quality Scoring, Javier A. Livio

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Oh, The Hypocrisy! Or, A Dramaturgical Analysis of Moliere's Tartuffe, Amelia Maxfield

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An Arithmetic-Based Deterministic Centroid Initialization Method for the k-Means Clustering Algorithm, Matthew Michael Mayo

Analysis of Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of the Importance of the Arts as a Means of Instruction in the Classroom, Chudney Shanta McClurkin Patrick

The Effects of Laughter Yoga on Second Grade Math Achievement, Deborah Lezanic Nagy

A Comparative Analysis of Read 180 and Cultural Literacy on the Reading Achievement and Motivation of African American Males in an Alternative High School, Clifton F. Nicholson