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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Acute Care Nurse Practitioners’ Role in the ICU: A Retrospective Analysis of Central Line Access Delays for Patients in Septic Shock, Violeta Aguirre

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Investigating Acculturation, Health-Promoting Lifestyle, and Health Status among Nigerian Immigrants in the United States, Frank Uche Akpati

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Axon Initial Segment Morphology Across Typical Cortical Development and in Mouse Models of Neurodevelopmental Disorders with a High Incidence of Epilepsy, Rachel Ali Rodriguez

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The Castles We Built, Therin Aloïs Alrik

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Implementation of a Protocol in the Freestanding Emergency Department to Screen For and Identify Possible Victims of Human Trafficking, Joe Alvarado

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Description, Reliability and Validation of a Novel Ground-Reaction-Force-Triggered Protocol for Simulation of Tripping Perturbations During Gait, James Anderson, Samuel Hadley, Denise Ng, and Catrina Fabian

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Standardized Test and the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Phenomenological Multi-Site Case Study of Singapore and Southern Nevada within a Culturally Responsive Evaluation Framework, Rosnidar B. Arshad

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Plasma Aerodynamics: Experimental Quantification of the Lift Force Generated on an Airfoil Using Plasma Actuation to Estimate Power Requirements in Small UAV Applications, Getachew Ashenafi

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Effects of an Online Learning Module for Pediatricians Regarding Early Intervention Services, Nicole L. Atwell

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The Influence of Sports-Related Concussion on Lower Extremity Injury Risk in Adolescent and Collegiate Athletes, Jason M. Avedesian

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Biotransformation of Trace Organic Compounds via Microbial Ammonia Oxidation in Biofiltration Systems for Water Reuse, Nicholas Babcock

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Investigating Ancient Maya Late Postclassic Period Households and the Associated Function of the Buildings at Santa Rita Corozal, Belize, Melissa Badillo

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The Effect of Perceived Justice and Organizational Embeddedness on Employee Morale and Voluntary Turnover Rate After Layoffs in the Hospitality Industry, Jungjoo Bae

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The Silence She Broke: Black Women Escaping Abuse Narratives, Regaining Personal Agency, and Healing, Tajanae LaBria Barnes

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Understanding the Motivations of Esports Fans: The Relationship Between Esports Spectator Motivations and Esports Fandom Engagement, Joshua Barney

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Investigation of Algorithms to Assess Validity of Wearable Technology During Field Testing, Brenna Barrios

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Presumed Illegal Microaggressive Experience (Prime): A Microaggression Targeting Latinx Individuals, Aldo M. Barrita

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Quality Assurance of Service Learning Back School, Eric Bashaw, Vu Pham, Tyler Parvin, and Ryan Pauly

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Relationships between Mindfulness, Nonacademic Factors, Stress, and Test Performance: A Cross-Sectional Study, Rebecca A. Baumeister

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Rail Fixed Guideway Systems in Western U.S. Regions, Kelly A. Beavers

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Numerical Studies of Regularized Navier-Stokes Equations and an Application of a Run-to-Run Control model for Membrane Filtration at a Large Urban Water Treatment Facility, Jeffrey Belding

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Exploring the Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Among Gendered Racial/Ethnic Groups of Justice-Involved Youth, Linsey A. Belisle

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Dynamic Analysis of a Microgrid Powered With an Inverter and Machine-Based Distributed Resources, Brandon William Blackstone

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Essential Competencies for Occupational Therapy in End-of-Life Care, Karmella Bognot

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Treatment and Perceptions of LGBTQIA+ Persons, Emily Bolshazy

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Healthy Aging and Locomotion: How Running Affects the Aging Process, Brianne Borgia

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The Spark that Lit the Match: The Use of Petitions and the Emergence of Antislavery Politicians in the Movement to Abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia, 1816-1829, Timothy Brown

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An Orchestral Percussionist's Guide to Instruments of the Caribbean, Lucas Brust

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From Ex-Offenders to Hopefuls: Exploring Changing Narratives and Personal Stories of Desistance, Darby Buckley

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Elucidating the Role of Tubby in Retinal Degeneration and Obesity, Adrienne Marrie S. Bugayong

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Diagnosis of Maltreated Youth, Shadie Burke

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The Use of Narratives and Social Media in Arts & Culture Nonprofit Crisis Communication During COVID-19, Jordan Buuck

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Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Several Heart Rate Monitors in Wearable Technology While Mountain Biking, Bryson Carrier

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Recruitment and Advocacy for Clinician Involvement in Pro Bono Physical Therapy Service-Learning Program, Gilberto Carrillo, Gavin Brady, Felicia Doblado, and Alyssa Woo Hatch

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Building Customer Loyalty with Millennials in the Gaming Entertainment Industry, Daysha Catchings

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Material Handling with Embodied Loco-Manipulation, Jean Chagas Vaz

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Job Burnout: An Examination of Outpatient Clinics, Aysa M. Chavarria

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Orbital Dynamics and Stability of Circumbinary Planetary Systems and Small Bodies in The Solar System, Cheng Chen

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Mapping Nevada's Dental Workforce, Kelvin Chen

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Examining Technology’s Impact on Hotel Operations: A Systematic Review of Hospitality Research Literature, Xinru Chen

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Yellow River Piano Concerto, Yaxin Chen

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The Implementation of Tribal Provisions from the VAWA 2013 Reauthorization, DeeJay E. Chino

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The Influence of Resistance Training on Post Surgical Outcomes in Individuals with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury, Kevin H. Choe

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The Role of Nutrition and Hormone Signaling in Extended Larval Development and Obesity in Starvation-Selected Drosophila melanogaster, Jennifer M. Clark

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An Analysis of Job Competencies and Job Descriptions Associated with Admissions Counselors/Recruiters at 4-Year Public and Private Institutions as Prescribed by NACAC in 2000 and Its Relevance in 2018, Sebern Coleman, Jr.

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Physiological and Mechanical Comparisons between Clipless and Flat Pedals, Katelyn Conroy

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Identifying Risk Factors for PTSD Symptom Clusters in Maltreated, Multiracial Youth Using Nonparametric Modeling, Mallory Constantine

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Use of Conductor Directives in Rehearsals by Conductors of Professional Music Ensembles, David Coyner

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Relationship of Shoe Wetness to Mechanical Performance, Sara Lyn Crawford

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From Language Comprehension Towards General AI, Binay Dahal

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3-D Comparison of Upper Airway Volume, Shape, and Airway Related Features in Patients of Different Vertical Skeletal Classification With or Without Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Minhquan Dao

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Analysis of Microscopic Objects Using Computer Vision Methods, Yuan Dao

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Petrogenesis of Hawaiian Lavas: Investigations Using Radiogenic and Non-Traditional Stable Isotopes, Christopher Defelice

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Cognitive Autonomy Supportive Teaching Behaviors: Perceptions of Four Groups of Educators, Fatmana Kara Deniz

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Factors Influencing US Residents' Willingness to Engage in Domestic Medical Tourism, Hananeh Derakhshan

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Factors Influencing Service Robot Adoption: A Comparative Analysis of Hotel-Specific Service Robot Acceptance Models, Ying Dong

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Opportunities for Second Language Development with the Use of Digital Tools: Analyzing the Experience of a Multi-Age Primary Community from an Activity Theory Perspective, Ellen Dougherty

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How do Beliefs Come into Play? An Examination of the Influence of Core Conceptions on Science Teachers’ Inquiry Lesson Plan Designs, Mehmet Fatih Dulger

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Is Decreased Trunk Flexion Angle a Contributing Factor to Patellofemoral Joint Loading in Runners with Patellofemoral Pain?, Christine DuVall, Zachary Clark, Tavin Fox, and Caitlin Howden

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A 155-year tree-ring based record of warm and dry snow droughts for the Cascade Range, USA, Laura A. Dye

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The Frontier of the Labor Movement: Latinas and the Longest Strike in Twentieth-Century Las Vegas, Maribel Estrada Calderón

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Developing LRFD Side Shear and End Bearing Resistance Factors for Design of Axially Loaded Drilled Shafts in Soil Containing Caliche Layers Using the Monte Carlo Approach, Visar Farhangi

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Infants' Facial Emotion Recognition, Umme Fatema

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Hyperpolarizability Dispersion Measured for Carbon Disulfide Vapor, Rodrigo N. Fernandez

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It’s Not You, It’s Me: Measuring Erotic Self–Focus, Evan Fertel

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Student Perceptions of Formative Feedback in Mathematics, Derek E. Fialkiewicz

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Mobile Sports Betting Marketing Plan, Scott Flinn

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Defining Problematic School Absenteeism: Identifying Youth at Risk, Mirae J. Fornander

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Understanding the Role of ANO1 in Oral Cancer, Mallary Forrest

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The Experience of Self-Coherence: Self-Coherence as the Hub of All Needs, April Ursula Fox

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Polyvinyl chloride gels: Theoretical modeling of their actuation mechanism and characterization of their properties, Zachary Frank

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Monumentalizing a Political Candidacy: Robert Lowell and Eugene McCarthy’s History, Jeremy Freeman

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Comparing a New Algorithm for the Traveling Salesman Problem to Previous Deterministic and Stochastic Algorithms, Edward Friesema

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Stepping On Fall Prevention Project, James P. Gaddi, Jordan T. Bowers, and Lea M. K. Fung

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The Old Brag of My Heart: Essays, Cody James Gambino

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An Introduction to Federated Learning and Its Analysis, Manjari Ganapathy

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Effects of Bimodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Modulation of Spinal Circuitry in People with Chronic Post-Stroke Hemiparesis, John Patrick Gan, Rafael Cabrera, Lana Laudermilch, and Benjamin Wolkenhauer

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American Samoa Politics: Performing SĀMOA, Dayonara S. Gaoteote

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Attention Bias in Irritability: A Social Information Processing Perspective, Breanna Garcia

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Examining Predictors of Student Perceptions of University Responses to Sexual Misconduct, Megan Giovannini

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Factors Associated with Medication Decision Making in African American Families of Children with ADHD: A Mixed Methods Study, Amy Glasofer

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Turning Up The Sound! Senior-Level Sonographers' Perspectives On The Workforce Readiness/Competency Of Entry-Level Sonographers In The Workplace, Janice L. Glasper

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Neonicotinoids and Measures of Adiposity Among U.S. Adults: NHANES 2015-2016, Amruta Godbole

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Party Central: Networks, Influence, and Party Change in the US House of Representatives, Sean M. Goff

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Comparison of 12-Hour Biweekly Shifts versus 6-Hour Weekly Shifts on Learning Outcomes and Fatigue in Nursing Students on Dedicated Educational Unit, Alena Grewal

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The Archetypal Female Image in Chinese National Opera: A Study of Xi Shi, Xin Guo

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Effects of a Discourse Intervention on End-Of-Life Knowledge and Attitudes of BSN Nursing Students, Jayme Gullone Haynes

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Nonprofit Data Management: A Stage Model, Ashley M. Hernandez-Hall

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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Remote Learning: Parents’ Perspectives on Their Child’s Learning at Home, Stephanie Hernandez

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Utilizing Gamification to Enhance Customer Engagement and Loytalty in the Hospitality Industry, Xiaoting He

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Rotten with Prediction, Serena Raquel Hicks

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Extreme Event Reconstructions for the Upper Fraser River Basin, British Columbia, Canada, Inga K. Homfeld

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Improving Pedestrian Safety with the Implementation of the Demand-Responsive Transverse Rumble Strip as a New Traffic Safety Countermeasure, Md Shakhawat Hossen

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Improving Self-Care Measures of Hypertension Through Implementation of an Education and Action Plan, Crystal Celeste Huffaker

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The Investigation of the Influence of Long-Distance Running on Foot Volume in Healthy Female Collegiate Distance Athletes, Mufaro M. Hungwe

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How Can We Reduce Racism? A Mixed Method Study of Factors That Influence Attitudes Towards Social Change, Kindy Insouvanh

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A Vicious Cycle of Fear of Falling Avoidance Behavior in Parkinson’s Disease: A Path Analysis, Kameron Jacobson, Nicole Matsunami, Hannah McCarl, and Michelle Regis

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The Effects of Real-Time Computerized Needle Tip Location Feedback on State Anxiety and Immediate Performance of Simulated Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia, Joseph Janakes

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Factors Affecting Registered Behavior Technicians’ (RBTs’) Intent to Stay or Leave: A Delphi Study, Samantha Joy Villanueva Jasa

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Effect of Boundary Approximation on Visibility, Samridhi Jha