Theses and dissertations produced by graduate students at Benerd College, Gladys L. Benerd School of Education and all previous iterations of the college.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Thesis: CONSTRUCTING A VALIDITY ARGUMENT FOR ASSESSMENTS OF CLINICAL COMPETENCE IN PREDOCTORAL DENTAL EDUCATION: A RETROSPECTIVE EVALUATION, Fatema Alkazemi

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Dissertation: THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERS’ PERSPECTIVES OF HIGHER EDUCATION SAFETY CULTURE, Zenebe Asfir

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Dissertation: Hostile Takeover: The Effects of Work Stress, Monica D. Barletta

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Dissertation: POPULARITY AND INTERNALIZING SYMPTOMS: THE POSSIBLE MEDIATIONAL ROLE OF FRIENDSHIP QUALITY, Jocelyn Camargo

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Dissertation: SELF-AUTHORSHIP AND THE EFFECTS OF REVERSE CULTURE SHOCK IN POST-STUDY ABROAD U.S. COLLEGE STUDENTS: STRANGERS IN THEIR OWN LAND, Tarianne G. Cotton

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Dissertation: Student Loan Debt and First-Generation Community College Students, Sandra A. Fuentes

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Dissertation: THE MEDIATING EFFECT OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT ON PEER INFLUENCE AND BELONGINGNESS ON ADOLESCENT EDUCATIONAL ASPIRATIONS, Thavy Van Garst

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Dissertation: All IN PIX YPAR: A YOUTH PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH STUDY OF STUDENTS WITH SIGNIFICANT DISABILITIES IN HIGH SCHOOL, Jessica L. Jennings

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Dissertation: EFFECTS OF PEER RELATIONSHIPS ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AVOIDANT ATTACHMENT AND ROMANTIC INTIMACY AMONG ADOLESCENTS, Selina Johnson

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Dissertation: Utilization of Virtual Reality for General Education Purposes, Amit Lal

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Dissertation: Continuous Improvement in Practice: One K–12 District’s Leadership Journey, Orquidea Largo

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Dissertation: A Cultural Perspective of the Adult Attachment Projective Picture System with Latino Youth, Erika J. Leacox

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Dissertation: DISAPPEARING ACTS: THE DECLINING NUMBERS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN TEACHERS IN PUBLIC SCHOOL SETTINGS, Catherine F. Lewis-Brownfield

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Dissertation: CON ILUSIÓN Y GANAS: ADVANCING THE TRANSFER RATES OF LATINO MALE SCHOLARS, Abraham Madrigal Barajas

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Dissertation: Empowerment by Design: Classroom Innovation and Inquiry Through Design Thinking and Action Research, Cory Rayala

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Dissertation: Intrinsic motivation is not enough: Exploring the decision to pursue promotion to full professor, Margaret Roberts

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Thesis: The Relationship Between The Educational Experiences Of Senior Dental Students And Their Attitudes Towards Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities, Alya Sarkhouah

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Dissertation: STUDENT ENGAGEMENT, EXPERIENCE, & SUPPORT AMONG PRE-PHARMACY STUDENTS, James J. Stack

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Dissertation: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN AND THE CALIFORNIA BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENT FOR TEACHING, Willie C. Thomas II

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Dissertation: COMPARISON OF FIRST-TIME NEUROCOGNITIVE BASELINE COGNIGRAM ASSESSMENTS BETWEEN AMERICAN AND BRAZILIAN PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDING ATHLETES, Peter Wang

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Dissertation: Where are all the African-American Women Superintendents in California, Oregon, and Washington State?, Toniesha D. Webb

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Dissertation: AN EXAMINATION OF THE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SKILLS NECESSARY TO PROMOTE COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS FOR A RURAL CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL, Anna Austin Whitesides

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Dissertation: CULTURAL AND GENDER SHIFTS: TRENDS AND FACTORS HMONG MALE STUDENTS FACE IN PURSUIT OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Sai Yang Xiong

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Dissertation: The Effect of Therapeutic Music Playlists on Symptoms of Anxiety: A Clinical Trial, Katie A. Bautch

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Dissertation: WHERE AM I?: THE ABSENCE OF THE BLACK MALE FROM THE E-SUITE, Brian Bedford

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Dissertation: AN EXPLORATION OF COLLEGE STUDENTS’ SELF-EFFICACY AND CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN LEARNING CHINESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE, Cheng Chen

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Dissertation: Including ALL Students: Supporting Adolescents With Intellectual Disabilities Who Are Gender Nonconforming, Jennifer Clare

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Dissertation: EXPLORING THE IDENTIFICATION OF AMERICAN INDIAN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISODER THROUGH THE STORY OF A PARENT, Christopher Cooper

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Dissertation: BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE: COUNTERING THE ENACTMENT OF SYSTEMIC WHITENESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION - HIP-HOP TOOLS AND PRACTICES, Adam Freas

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Dissertation: ¡CON GANAS TODO SE PUEDE! JOURNEYS OF FIRST-GENERATION LATINA NONTRADITIONAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT-MOTHERS / ¡CON GANAS TODO SE PUEDE! VIAJES DE MADRES LATINAS NO TRADICIONAL QUE SON ESTUDIANTES PRIMERA-GENERACION EN COLEGIO COMUNITARIO, Myra Gardea-Hernández

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Dissertation: INTEGRATED THREAT THEORY: IMMIGRATION PERSPECTIVES AND TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES, Doe Adelfa Suzanne Hain-Jamall

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Dissertation: STRESS RESILIENCE DEVELOPMENT OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT LEADERS AT FAITH-BASED UNIVERSITIES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A GROUNDED THEORY STUDY, David Heitman

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Dissertation: TEACHER PERCEPTIONS OF THE ROLE OF SOCIAL ROBOTS AS TEACHING ASSISTANTS IN THE ONLINE TEACHING OF STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, Richard Hutley

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Dissertation: EFFECTS OF RACIAL IDENTITY ON THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF BIRACIAL STUDENTS WITH ACADEMIC SELF CONCEPT AS A MEDIATOR, Kamio Ayisha Jones

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Dissertation: IMPROVING THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF TRAUMA-IMPACTED STUDENTS: IDENTIFYING EMERGING BEST PRACTICES FOR TEACHING LOW-SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS URBAN STUDENTS, Regina Lane

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Dissertation: THE EFFECT OF DEPRESSION ON ADOLESCENT DEVIANT BEHAVIOR AND THE MEDIATING EFFECT OF AUTONOMY, Theresa Lee

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Dissertation: TEACHER CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND THE EFFECT ON SLAVIC STUDENT PERFORMANCE, Erin Marston

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Dissertation: Self-advocacy for postsecondary students who use mobility aids, Erin Moore

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Dissertation: MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS’ PERSPECTIVES ABOUT THE EFFECTIVNESS OF POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS IN A DIVERSE DISTRICT: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY, Laureen Riddick

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Dissertation: The Effects of Touchscreen Technology Usage on the Social Emotional Development of Preschool-Aged Children, Amanda Marie Sharpe

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of the Lao American College Experience, Jerry Sithiphone

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Dissertation: EVALUATION OF A DIVISION I MID-MAJOR UNIVERSITY’S STUDENT-ATHLETE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM, Heather M. Swanson

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Dissertation: Community Gardens: Giving Hope to Southeast Asian Refugees, Yua Thao

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Dissertation: Supporting instructors to promote at-promise students’ success: How faculty coordinators facilitate TSLC’s ecological validation, Jonathan Toccoli

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Dissertation: Investigating the Lived Experiences of Community College Students Who Have Practiced Meditation, Robert S. Withrow-Clark

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Dissertation: Human Capital Formation and Return Migration within Mong Communities in Rural/Semi-Rural Northern California, Chong Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Dissertation: EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF A COREQUISITE MODEL ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN PRECALCULUS: WHO BENEFITS WHEN?, Savita Bhagi

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Dissertation: Factors Influencing Alumni Giving of First-Generation Hispanic Women, R. Scott Biedermann

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Dissertation: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MENTORING AND INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS: GENDER DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SCHOOL SITE LEADERS, Kristina Britton

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Dissertation: Workplace Dynamics: Exploring Views, Impressions, and Preferences of Colleagues with Diverse Backgrounds and Attributes, Emily Harris Broadhurst

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Dissertation: Chicanas Completing the Doctorate in Education: Providing consejos de la mesa de poder, Sandra J. Castañón-Ramirez

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Dissertation: HIGHER EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE, QUALITY ASSURANCE PRACTICE, AND TEACHING AND LEARNING IN ARTS DISCIPLINES, David M. Chase

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Dissertation: The Evaluation of Positive Intervention Strategies on Chronic Absenteeism at the High School Level, Marla Clayton Johnson

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Dissertation: Caregiving for a Child with Multiple Disabilities: A Mother's Story, Shana Cole

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Dissertation: The Effects of the Work Environment on California Community College Counselors' Professional Self-care, Tina Dang

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Dissertation: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL INQUIRY INTO THE TEACHING OF CLIMATE CHANGE, Daniel Diego

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Dissertation: Innovation Within Regulations: Gaining Insight On Cultivating Employee-Led Innovation In California Public-Sector Organizations, Rebecca N. Franklin

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Dissertation: The Evaluation of Schools to College and Career (S2C) Readiness Program for Middle School Student, Sima D. Gandhi

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Dissertation: A journey of determination and hope: Returning to high school after dropping out, Ernest Garcia

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Thesis: Personality characteristics of dental students in Kuwait University associated with preferred teaching methods, Dalal Hasan

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Dissertation: Picture the Magic: Exploring Black girl identity using photovoice, Leha Anaya Hawkins

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Dissertation: RISING ABOVE THE ADOBE CEILING: A HERMENEUTIC PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY OF MENTORING AND SOCIAL CAPITAL INFLUENCES AMONG CALIFORNIA LATINA NONPROFIT LEADERS, Belinda Hernandez

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Dissertation: Impact of a Student-Athlete Career Preparation Program on Athlete Alumni Affinity, Heather L. Hunter

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Dissertation: PEER-REPORTING OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY IN CLASSROOM AND ONLINE EXAMINATIONS: PREVALENCE, EXPERIENCES, PERCEPTIONS, AND BELIEFS OF PHARMACY STUDENTS, Myo-Kyoung Kim

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Dissertation: INSTRUCTIONAL DECISION-MAKING FOR STUDENTS IN COMMUNITY-BASED TRANSITION PROGRAMS, Rachel Knoepfle

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Dissertation: Measuring Nurse Competence in the Emergency Department, Matthew Lojo

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Dissertation: The importance of administrative support for special education teachers, Shari E. Lujan

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Dissertation: How much do you care about education? Exploring fluctuations of public interest in education issues among top national priorities in the U.S., Dana Nehoran

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Dissertation: The Pathways Program: Understanding the Effectiveness of a Structured and Support Based Standalone Dual Credit Program, Pablo Ortega

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Dissertation: CHARTER SCHOOLS’ ACCOUNTABILITY: A PROGRAM EVALUATION OF THE CHARTER OVERSIGHT UNIT OF THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, Chaddrick L. Owes

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Dissertation: INFLUENCES ON DOCTOR OF EDUCATION STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED ALL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS BUT DISSERTATION, Christopher Page

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Dissertation: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN, Angela Carter Pascual

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Dissertation: Facilitating collaborative supervision in a university speech-language pathology clinic, Benjamin K. Reece

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Dissertation: USING COMMUNITY CULTURAL WEALTH NARRATIVES OF LOW-INCOME HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN A RURAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY, Rene Rodriguez Malamed

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Dissertation: What's Next? Improving an Out-of-School-Time Program for Social-Emotional Learning in an Elementary School, Karen Marie Sarafian

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Dissertation: Connections: Social media and parents raising children with profound multiple disabilities, Amy Ann Terra

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Dissertation: Relationships Between Religious Involvement, Stress, Depression, and Academic Performance of Graduate Students in Education, Jai Thao

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Dissertation: FIRST YEAR FEMALE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS AT THE SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL: TRANSITIONS, PERSPECTIVES, ASPIRATIONS, Jennifer Tilton

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Dissertation: Understanding the Experiences of Underemployed First-Generation Hmong Graduates, Mong Vang

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Dissertation: Designing leadership: Using design thinking to create, practices, and implement a formal leadership development program, Jon Samuel Wedding

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Dissertation: MOVING QUICKLY: ONE STUDENT’S REFLECTIONS ON THE VALUE OF SECONDARY ACCELERATED LEARNING PROGRAMS, Rachel Marie West

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Thesis: Saudi Arabian Students in Postgraduate Dental Programs: Investigating Factors Associated with Burnout, Asiri Amal

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Dissertation: We (She, Me, Her) Are Not In Communication: An Autoethnography of a Black College Administrator, Tanya Anderson

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Dissertation: Rural Teachers' Perceptions of Collaboration and Professional Growth in Mathematics, Katherine M. Burns

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Dissertation: Visual arts: Teaching creativity from within, Del Camara

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Dissertation: Educational success of low-income and first generation college students in private colleges of China, Yinghui Chen

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Dissertation: How a Small Business Negotiates Digital Inclusion of People with Disabilities: A Case Study, Belo Miguel Cipriani

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Dissertation: Student perceptions of the Clip Chart Management System, Karin D. Compise

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Dissertation: PRESCHOOL TEACHERS IN SHANGHAI, CHINA: PRE-SERVICE PIANO SKILL DEVELOPMENT, PERCEPTION OF ADEQUACY, AND CURRENT INSTRUCTIONAL USAGE, Chenyan Dai

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Dissertation: The Chief Executive Officer of Charter Management Organizations and their Perspective on Instructional Leadership to Improve Student Achievement, Bryce Alan Geigle

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Dissertation: DISRUPTING THE PRISON-TO-PRISON PIPELINE: DOING RESTORATIVE IDENTITY WORK WITH OFFENDER-LABELED YOUTH, Jahmon Londre Gibbs

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Dissertation: The Associations Between the Perception of Helpfulness of Teacher Induction Programs, Teacher Self-Efficacy, and Anticipated First-Year Teacher Retention in Shanghai Public Primary Schools, Xiaotian Han

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Dissertation: Oral Health Care: An Autoethnography Reflecting on Dentistry's Collective Neglect and Changes in Professional Education Resulting in the Dental Hygienist Being the Prevention-focused Primary Oral Health Care Provider, Maureen Patricia McWeeney Harrington

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Dissertation: EFFECTS OF EYE TRACKING DURING INFANCY ON SOCIAL AMBIGUITY AND EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, Gabriela Hernandez

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Dissertation: THE INFLUENCES OF EARLY MOTHER-CHILD ATTACHMENT ND TEACHER-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS ON CHILDREN’S EMOTION REGULATION IN THIRD GRADE, Haijuan Huang

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Dissertation: The relationship between the CEFI, as a measure for executive function, and the BASC-3, as a measure of externalizing behavior, on school problems for children receiving special education services, David Looney

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Dissertation: The effects of attachment and alliances within the family on student/teacher relationships and disruptive behavior, Monika J. Mabe

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Dissertation: An autoethnographic study: An identity lost and a passage discovered, Simone Shonte Martinez

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Dissertation: NEAR MISS REPORTING: PERSPECTIVES ON WORKER CONVERSANCE OF INCIDENT EVENTS ACROSS TWO INDUSTRIES, Julia McGee

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Dissertation: Developing collective teacher efficacy in one urban low-income elementary school: A case study, Lori Ann Morgan