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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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The Relationship Between Burnout and Personality Traits in Secondary School Athletic Trainers, Marissa Abbondanzio

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Health Behavior in International Student-Athletes, Alison Adams

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Assessing Public Health Workforce Informatics Competencies: A Study Of Three Health Departments In Metro Atlanta, Olatanwa Adewale

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Childhood Asthma Management Practices in Rural Nigeria: Exploring the Knowledge, Attitude, And Practice of Caregivers in Oyo State., Oyindamola Akinso

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The Effect of Patient and Hospital-level Factors on 30-Day Readmission After Initial Hospitalization Due to Stroke, Emmanuel Akowuah

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Factors Associated With Advanced Care Planning: A Case Study of the Augusta University Family Medicine and General Internal Medicine Clinic Using A QUANT-Qual Sequential Design, Denisha M. Allicock

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Change Point Analysis with Control Charts, Ibrahim L. Alliu

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Images of Ancient Egypt and the Gender Politics of The Faerie Queene, Genavieve Alt

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Clarifying The Relationship Between Sports Participation and Depressive Symptoms: Examining The Moderating Effect of Mental Toughness, Craig L. Anderson

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On Global in Time Asymptotics for Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation with Angular Momentum, Aleh Asipchuk

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Whitewashing Who We Worship: Amelioration and Cultural Imperatives in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, Samantha Bauer

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An Investigation of the Competitive Anxiety Experiences of Adolescent Figure Skaters, Diane Benish

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Novel Optimum Modeling, Design and Analysis of Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting for Automobile and Space Applications, Md Sadequr Rahman Bhuiyan

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Assessing the Percieved Barriers to Early Detection, Treatment, and Management of Cervical Cancer among Ghanaian Women, Angela D. Blackwell

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Factors Influencing Shared Decision Making Regarding Prostate Specific Antigen Screening among Providers and African American Men: Evidence from the 2010-2018 National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS), Kwanza D. Boone

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An Evaluation Of Georgia Southern University Public Safety Department's Community Policing Program: A Residence Hall Partnership Program, Charles P. Bowen

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The Smartphone Addiction Measure, Taylor Bradish

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The Medici and a Florentine Plutocracy in the Quattrocento, Robert Dalton Bryant

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Accurate Range-based Indoor Localization Using PSO-Kalman Filter Fusion, Paul Bupe Jr

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Nitroxide Human Serum Albumin Incorporated Nanoflowers With Dual Enzyme-Like Activities, Can Cai

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Representing the Holocaust: Bearing Witness in Levi, Wiesel, and Sebald, Marissa Capizzi

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Prediction of the Compressive Strength and Dynamic Modulus of Fiber Reinforced Concrete by Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Measurement at Early Ages, Daniel A. Castillo Pereira

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Predicting Student Sustainability Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors: Effects of Demography, Environmental Science Education, and Sustainability Intervention Programs at Georgia Southern University, Bailey Chandler

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Imagined Communities: The Individual and the Nation in Aw's Map of the Invisible World and Rushdie's Midnight's Children, Yu Chia Chang

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Impact of Historical Borrowing in Bayesian Non-Inferiority Trial with Binary Data, Lingling Chen

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Examining Spatial Inequities in Green Space Distribution and Access Around the Historic City of Savannah, Georgia., Chiamaka F. Chimah

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Instructor Activity Recognition Using Smartwatch and Smartphone Sensors, Zayed Uddin Chowdhury

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Effects of Attentional Focus on Repetitions-to-Failure and Motor Unit Excitation During Submaximal Bench Press Performance, Connor J. Collum

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Plot, Meredith F. Conger

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Athletic Identity and Intention to Report Concussions in High School Athletes, Natalie F. Cook

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The Effect Of Intermittent Cooling On Simulated Basketball Game Performance, Dalton E. Cousin

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Schools for Profit or Schools for Education? A Christian School Principal’s Perspectives, Michael A. Crosby

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Optimizing Anti-icing Operation for Winter Roadway Treatment Using A Decision-Making Tool, Jyoti B. Das

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Smart Distributed Generation System Event Classification using Recurrent Neural Network-based Long Short-term Memory, Shuva Das

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Does Dual Enrollment Impact CTAE, Robert J. Dollar

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Post-Traumatic Stress in Georgia Law Enforcement: Prevalence, Associations with Barriers to Help Seeking and Quality of Life, and the Modifying Effect of Environmental Exposure, Allison M. Drew

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Standardized Knowledge and Behavior of Food-Protection Staff to Help Reduce the Potential for Incidences of Foodborne Illness, Joshua A. Dufresne

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A Study on the Visual and Verbal Languages of Typography, Ellyn E. Duncan

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Place Vulnerability Assessment in Coastal Georgia, USA, Bless Dupeh

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Performing Identities of the Auditory-Verbal Deaf Students in the Classrooms: A Teacher's Performative Memoir, Tracy Edenfield

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Alternatives: The Video Game. An Assessment of Bias and Preferences in Uncertain Situations, Vincent Edwards

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Investigating Relationships Between Social Networking and Mental Health Outcomes as the Result of Social Comparison, Bryon Jason Gallant

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A Phenomenological Exploration of Principals' Influence on Teacher Attrition, Kellie E. Gebhardt

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Nine Stories and the Society of the Spectacle: An Exploration into the Alienation of the Individual in the Post-War Era, Margaret E. Geddy

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An Examination of the Relationship Between Community Engagement and Military Spouse Marital Satisfaction, Alexandra N. Gilbert

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Who Deserves to be in STEM? How Threat and Confirmation of the Gender Hierarchy Impact Helping Behavior Towards Prospective STEM Majors, Samantha A. Gnall

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Scaling and Ecological Relationships in the Visual Ecology of Sharks, Brianna Hall

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Compliance with Police: Does the Interaction of Race/Ethnicity and Sex Matter?, Claire L. Halliburton

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Attitudes Toward the HPV Vaccine among University Students: Identifying Barriers to Vaccine Uptake, Kristina L. Harbaugh

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Analysis on Sharp and Smooth Interface, Elizabeth V. Hawkins

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Maladaptive Grief: Irish and American Experiences of Loss, Mourning, and Trauma, Abby Hey

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Surfacant Contamination Alters Freshwater Phytoplankton Community Composition, William H. Hodge

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Looking Through a Culturally Proficient Lens: Georgia Elementary ESOL Teachers' Perceptions of School Leaders, Mary C. Houser

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Breast Cancer Disparities Throughout the Cancer Trajectory in Asian American Women, Li-Ting Huang

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A Fast and Robust Leap Motion Interface for Arduino Based Robotics, Conner Hughes

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The Organizational Behavior of U.S. Hospices: Examining the Relationship Among Ownership, Market Structure, and Quality Through the Lens of the Institutional Theory Framework, LaShauna Hunt

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Racial Differences in Factors Influencing Childhood Overweight and Obesity in the US, Brendan C. Ibe

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A Study of the Gross Pitaevskii Equation Ground State Solutions Using Artificial Neural Networks, Mehtab Iqbal

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Reduced Dataset Neural Network Model for Manuscript Character Recognition, Mohammad Anwarul Islam

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The Impact of School Tasks on the Leadership Self-Efficacy of Principals and Assistant Principals, Torri M. Jackson

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[P]lace: Reinterpreting the Feminine, Nicole D. James

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Biomechanical Comparison of "Old" and "New" Cheer Shoes in Collegiate Cheerleaders, Abigail C. Johnson

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Artificial Neural Network (ANN) Classification of Female Breast Tumor Type and Location Prediction Using Electrical Impedance Myography (EIM) Parameters, Shahriar Kabir

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Life Table Analyses of the Impact of Eliminating Particular Causes of Death Using the United States 2016 Population, Deborah A. Kanda

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Artificial Neural Network Models for Pattern Discovery from ECG Time Series, Mehakpreet Kaur

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Some New Lifetime Distributions: Lindley Log-Logistic And Kumaraswamy Lindley Log-Logistic Distributions With Applications, Elizabeth Kenkwo

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A New Measure of Diagnostic Accuracy With Cut-Points Criterion for k-Stage Classification Disease Based on Concordance and Discordance, Jing X. Kersey

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Thermal Performance of Sierpinski Carpet Fractal Fins at Various Angles of Inclination in a Natural Convection Environment, Haidar Jamil Khalil

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Mining Hidden Markov Models in Sequences of Characters Using Recurrent Neural Networks, Sushmita Khan

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The Effects of Boring Sponge Infestation on Condition, Growth, and Sex Change in Crepidula Fornicata, Nicole L. Kleinas

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Perceived Credibility of Child Sexual Abuse Reporting, Bridget Lashbaugh-Barney

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Physiological Response of Elasmobrachs During Propofol Immersion, Matthew Levendosky

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Differential Effects of Reduced Foot Sole Sensitivity and Nerve Conduction Velocity on Postural Control and Functional Gait, Kelsey D. Lewis

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Nonparametric Misclassification Simulation and Extrapolation Method and Its Application, Congjian Liu

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Cardio-Metabolic and Perceived Demands Comparison of Circuit Training and Fireground Suppression Tasks, Brandon Loewen

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Explicit Pseudo-Kähler Metrics on Flag Manifolds, Thomas A. Mason III

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Patient-Centered Medical Home Readiness Among Children And Youth With Special Health Care Needs in Alabama: A Pilot Feasibility Study, Lolita A. McLean

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Evolution Of Two-Element Directive Antennas, Tyler J. McPherson

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Identifying Protective Factors to Early Suicide Markers: The Buffering Effects of Savoring and Resilience, Matthew Miceli

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Perceptions of the Impact Mathematics Support Classes Have on Student Achievement, Cordaryl Charles Middleton

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The Relationship Between Co-Teaching Partnerships and Student Achievement, Tikki N. Middleton

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On Voyeurism: Being Seen on the Modern Stage, Megan M. Mobley

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Generalization of Kullback-Leibler Divergence for Multi-Stage Diseases: Application to Diagnostic Test Accuracy and Optimal Cut-Points Selection Criterion, Chen Mo

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Nanofiber Fabrication and Applications: Direct Contact Water Desalination & Energy Harvesting, Momena Monwar

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Power Consumption Optimization in Passive Optical Networks, David Moore

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Rey-ifying a New Heroine: Interrogating the Curriculum of Femininity in Star Wars Films, Rebekah S. Morgan

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An Investigation of the Effects of N-Butanol on Friction and Wear Patterns When Mixed with Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel, John L. Morrison Jr.

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Quantitative Performance Assessment of LiDAR-based Vehicle Contour Estimation Algorithms for Integrated Vehicle Safety Applications, David M. Mothershed

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Attitude Formation and Malleability in Response to Visual Cues and Counterattitudinal Information, Tyler W. Mueller

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The Relationship Between Servant Leadership and Teacher Retention and Student Achievement, David Earl Murphy

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Reinforcement Learning, Cooperative Output Regulation and Their Applications to Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Mohammed Mynuddin

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Control of Voltage-Source Converters Considering Virtual Inertia Dynamics, Tri Nguyen

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Does MAGA Affect Legal Decision Making in a Criminal Case?, Jaelyn M. Nixon

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Phase-Locked Loop Control In Low-Inertia Grid-Connected Voltage-Source Converters, Ifechukwude Gideon Odogwu

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Close Quarters: Seasonal Cestode-microbe Interactions Within the Guts of Two North American Sorex Shrew Species, Timothy L. Odom Jr