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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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A Case Study of the History, Impact, and Political Reforms of the HOPE Scholarship in Georgia, Stephen Crawford Boyd

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Size Structure and Intraguild Interactions between Two Ambystoma Species, Gwyneth Daunton

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Taxonomic and Phylogenetic Diversity of Pitcher Plant Bogs in Georgia's Coastal Plain, Melanie Flood

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Using the Community of Practice Framework to Examine Informal Science Educators' Epistemological and Pedagogical Beliefs in Informal Science, Monique Andrea Lester

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Conceptualization of STEAM Education in the Elementary Classroom, Virginia Olmert McCullough

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Synthesis, Characterization and Activity of Palladium Catalysts on the Dual Support of Cerium and Aluminum Oxides, Jihyeon Park

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An Investigation into the Experiences of Secondary Social Studies Teachers Regarding a Change in State-Level Social Studies Standards in a Colorado School District, Lindsay McMichael Sitterley

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School-Level Administrator and Teacher Perceptions of the Impact of Teacher Evaluations on Classroom Instruction, Sabrina Stephens

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Teachers’ Perceptions on Implementing Read 180 During the Covid-19 Pandemic for Grade 3-5 Students in a Georgia Public School, Monika Nicole Whitmire

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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The Relationship Between I-Ready Intervention and Grade 8 Mathematical Achievement, Kenyatta Shanta Aldridge

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A Case Study: An Examination of Historically Black Colleges and Universities' Recruitment of Non - Black Students, Viola Alexander

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Implications for Instructional Coaching Using Mindset Theory and Multiplier Model, Kathryn Murphy Breedlove

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A Quasi-Experimental Study on Creativity Development, Rose Ellis Campbell

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The Effects of Entrepreneurial Education on Haitian Entrepreneurs of the BEL Initiative Program, Ronald Cetoute

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The Use of Team-Based Learning to Improve Unit Test Scores of Adult Learners in Introduction to Programming Courses in a Small Southwest Georgia University, Karen Streetman Cook

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A Quantitative Analysis of the Relationship Between Teacher Mindset, Student Mindset, and Student Achievement in Reading among K-8 Students, Jennifer Delaney

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Leadership Perceptions of STEAM Curriculum Implementation from Educational Leaders in an Elementary Setting, Allyson June Douthit

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Teacher Perceptions of Teaching Science Using the 5E Instructional Model, Erica Sheilasha Gaines

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Exploring Elementary Pre - Service Teachers Technological Knowledge for Teaching Literacy: a Phenomenological Study, Christy Nicole Grigsby

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A Mixed Methods Investigation of Participation of Black Students and Education Abroad, Stephen Ryan Hammock

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Algal Biodiversity Survey of the Middle Chattahoochee River Using DNA Metabarcoding, Amanda Howell

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Teachers’ Perceptions on Movement as a Teaching Tool, Mollie Jones

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A Convergent Parallel Mixed Methods Study Measuring the Impact of Math-Economics Cross Curricular Intervention, Kelli Leanne Kelley

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Millais’ Modern Christ: Religion and Critical Responses to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in Nineteenth Century England, Ashley Morse

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Forest Structure, above-Ground Carbon Stocks, and Productivity along an Elevational Gradient in the Ecuadorian Andes, Esteban Pinto

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Examining K-12 Principals' Leadership Role and their Beliefs Toward Technology Integration in the 21st Century Classroom, Rhonda Michelle Robinson

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Exploring the Relationship Between Low-Income Parents’ Perceptions of Their Participation and Students’ Lexile Levels and Attendance, Taricka Russell

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A Comparative Study on Feature Extraction and Classification/Clustering of Fake News and Conspiracy Theories from Twitter Data, Deb Shana

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A Case Study: Increasing the Persistence and Graduation Rates of Undergraduate Black Female College Students at a Predominantly White Institution, Catrina Smith-Edmond

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A Comparative Case Study Exploring the Experiences of Women Leaders in Academic Affairs and Administration in Higher Education Through the Lens of Intersectionality, Johniqua S. Williams

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The Impact of Digital Portfolios on the Economics End of Course Assessment, Marcus E.R. Williams

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Using an Ecological Framework to Understand English Language Arts Educators’ Beliefs and Practice about How Students Learn and Develop Comprehensive Literacy Skills, Nina Chavona Williams

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Relationship Between Grit, Academic Mindset, First-Year GPA, and Perceptions Related to Persistence for Non-Traditional College Students, Melissa Moss Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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In-Depth Analysis of College Students’ Data Privacy Awareness, Vernon D. Andrews

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Recombinant Expression of Preptin Analogs for Alanine Scanning Mutagenesis of Residues 27-29, Tehgan N. Anguilm

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Laying-Sequence Variation in Yolk Carotenoids of Eastern Bluebirds, Jessica Barkhouse

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A Mixed Methods Study of Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Its Influence on Effective Implementation, Tiffany J. Baskin-Downs

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Difference Between Principals’ Attitudes and Beliefs of Their Preparedness to Support Students with Disabilities in the General Education Setting, Debra Delaine

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Approach And Avoidance Coping Humor Motives and Their Relation To Trauma Exposure And Physical Health, Andrea D. Dorbu

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Staying in the Moment: Acting Methods Through Video for the Novice and Veteran Actor, Cortland D. Ellis

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Literacy Based Behavioral Interventions: A Review of the Literature, Shannon R. Eshman

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The Spirit of Columbus: Civil War Memory in the Fountain City, 1865-1880, Kevin Fabery

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A Comparison of Response-Contingent and Response-Independent Autoshaping Trials In Rats, Jenna E. Gaskins

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A Comparison Study of Beliefs and Perceptions of Growth Mindsets Between P-12 Teachers and Parents, Jadedra L. Gilmore

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Teachers’ Perceptions of the Instructional Walkthroughs and the Resulting Feedback, Germaine Monteil Harden-Brooks

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Exploring the External Barriers Faced by Female Military Spouses in Pursuit of Higher Education, Richelle Keilholz

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An Examination of Two-Year College Student-Athletes’ Perceived Engagement in Academic Advising, Supplemental Instruction, and Academic Alert Systems, Michael Kiefer

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Mixed Methods Study of Special Education Training in Educational Leadership Preparation Programs in Rural Georgia, Robert Lewis-Vice

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Proactive Management in Academic Libraries: Promoting Improved Communication and Inclusion of Academic Librarians and Archivists in Cybersecurity Policy Creation, Paul J. Luft

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Examining the Needs of First-Generation Students, Ashley A. Mayer

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Student Perceptions of Engagement and the Relationship to Student Perceptions of Teacher in the Visual Art Classroom, Kirby Brooks Meng

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Effects of Caffeine Gum on Muscular Strength and Power in Recreationally Active Females, Lindsay D. Montgomery

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Earliest Known Material of Amia, Bowfin, From The Sentinel Butte Formation (Paleocene), Medora, North Dakota, Abby Grace Moore

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Validation of the Assessment of Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge as a Self-Assessment with K-12 Teachers in a Title 1 School District, Jami Michel Moore

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Improving Energy-Efficiency through Smart Data Placement in Hadoop Clusters, Ahmed Mostafa

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Knowledge, Trait Mindfulness and Perceived Discrimination as it Relates to Coping Self-Efficacy in African American Women, Collins D. Nelson

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A Lesson in Art: Understanding and Questioning Distraction, Play, and Human Nature, Joshua L. Newbend

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Status of Social Studies within One Georgia School District, Tonya Fields Pinckley

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A Mathematical Development of Minimal Surface Theory: From Soap Films to Black Holes, Timothy Pitts

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Understanding the Importance of Psychological Screenings for Patients Undergoing Elective, Invasive Cosmetic Surgery: A Literature Review, Jazmin N. Rush

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Perceived Stakeholder and Stockholder Views: A Comparison Among Accounting Students, Non-Accounting Business Students And Non-Business Students, Anju A. Shajan

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Implementing Writing in Content Areas: Teachers’ Perceptions as Writing Instructors, Matthew Davis Shemwell

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A Histopathological Review of Immune Response in Largemouth Bass to Parasitic Infections of Soft Tissues, James D. Stephenson

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Connecting to History through Service-Learning: A Qualitative Case Study Investigating Student Engagement in Core History Courses, Kimberly D. Stokes

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“They Know Too Much Already:” Black Education in Post-Emancipation Era Columbus, GA, 1866-1876, William Dwayne Thomas

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Estimating Taxonomic Diversity Using Centrum Growth Profiles and Stinger Morphology of 36 Million Year Old Stingrays From North Dakota, Persia S. Tillman

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Exploring Interactions of Phyllosphere Epiphytes with Plant Pathogenic Bacteria Pseudomonas and Xanthomonas on Tomato, Ashley D. Turner

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The Relationship Between School Climate and Student Achievement at the Middle School Level in Georgia, Curtis Brett Wallace

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Availability Of & Access to Prenatal Care & The Effects On Maternal & Infant Mortality Rates: A Comparison of Central American Countries, Costa Rica & Guatemala, Joanne Danae Youngblood

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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

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Adapting Financial Technology Standards to Blockchain Platforms, Gabriel Bello

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

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A Survey of the History of the Concertmaster Through the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic Eras, Leah E. Bonas

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Data Gathering in Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks, Kimberly A. Brown

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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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Conversational Agent: Developing a Model for Intelligent Agents with Transient Emotional States, Angie Dowdell

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A Mother Honors College Alternative to the Thesis, Amanda L. Ellenburg

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Best Practices to Promote Racial Unity in Theatre, Cassandra Epps

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An Analysis of the Financial Reporting Quality of Early Adopters of Accounting Standards Update, ASU 2016-02, Hannah D. Eubanks

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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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Design and Evaluation of a Wearable System for Facial Privacy, Scott Griffith

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The Involvement of Progesterone in Glial Cell Viability, Tracee L. Guthrie

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The Effects of Ethynodiol Diacetate on Epinephrine-Treated Glial-Derived Cells, Jesse D. Hunt

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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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Special Education Teachers' Self-Efficacy Regarding Improving the Reading Comprehension of Students with Working Memory Deficits, Amy Miller

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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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Curtus: An NLP Tool to Map Job Skills to Academic Courses, Daniel Rockwell