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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

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

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

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Strain Analysis Across the Margins of the Elkahatchee and Coley Creek Plutons, Alabama Eastern Blue Ridge: Implications for the Alexander City Fault, Kenneth Joel Roop-Eckart

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An Analysis of the Impact of the CSU Peer Leader Program on Student Performance in 2014-2015, Harrison E. Sharitt

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Fuzzy Decision Tree-based Inference System for Liver Disease Diagnosis, Himaja Sivaraju

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The Loss of Methanol Utilization in Methylobacteria, Justin T. Skariah

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Screening for Pathogenic Escherichia Coli in the Chattahoochee River, Columbus, Georgia, Micah A. Staples

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Hydrological Drought Analysis for Seven North Georgia Watersheds (1970-2000), Jessica L. Taylor

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ADDSMART: Address Digitization and Smart Mailbox with RFID Technology, Jonathon Ross Tew

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Threshold, Leah V

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Finding Meaning in Detachment: An Analysis of Kevin Volans' Asanga, Jordan Taylor Walsh

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The Effects of Musical Intervals from Consonant to Dissonant on the Neural Activity of Earthworms, Charley L. Weaver

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Impact Of A Diesel Spill On Macroinvertebrate Communities In Ponds In S.E. Alabama, USA, Katie E. Winkles

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Phylogenetic Analyses of Andean and Amazonian Tree Communities in Ecuador, Samantha J. Worthy

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A Rhetorical Approach to Greek Life Scandal, Mark M. Yanoschik

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Social and Cultural Changes that Affected the Music of Motown Records From 1959-1972, Lindsey Baker

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A Potential Long-lived Upper Cretaceous Paleodrainage System In The U.s. Southwestern Georgia-southeastern Alabama Region, Daniel L. Black

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Of Mammoths, Mastodons, Megalonyxes, And The Nation: Jefferson And The Question Of American Degeneracy, 1780-1812, Marlena B. Cameron

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Effects of Land Management on Mammalian Species Abundance and Richness among Four Sites in West-Central Georgia, Kelsey A. Champagne

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Crafting Lagrange: A Southern Town's Search For Historical Identity In The 1970s, Rachael S. Cofield

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The Use of an iPad to Support Mathematics Instruction for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Telea Davis

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'The Sancity Of Womanhood': John Ruskin And The Medieval Madonna, Katherine M. Hinzman

Servant leadership program: A phenomenological study, Wendi Jenkins

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Developing a Fuzzy Expert System to Examine Hazard Analysis in The United States Army, Charles J. Karels

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Mental [In]Stability: Isolation and Hallucination in the Horror Genre, Catherine Marshall Krafthefer

Using Social Writing Instruction as a Means of Building Community Among Diverse Gifted Students in a Transient, Pull-Out Program, Kimberly S. Lester

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Factors Contributing To Attitudes Towards Disciplinary Parenting Styles, Amanda Marshall

An Examination of the Perception of School Administrators on the Effectiveness of Freshman Academies on the Academic Achievement of African American Males, Willie Matthews

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Using a Nearest Neighbor Algorithm and Logistic Regression to Assess Hazard Identification in the U.S. Army Risk Management Process, Heath L. McCormick

A Fuzzy Logic Approach to Teacher Performance Measured by Principal Evaluations, Ashley Johnson Moran