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Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Poiesis, Susan Lee Harmon

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Quiet Awakening: Spinning Yarns from Granny's Table in the New Rural South, Angela McNeal Haynes

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Eschatological Thought and Religiosity Among Christians: Patterns And Relationships, Ingrid Emelia Hellstrom

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First African-American Female School Superintendent in Georgia: Reflections from the Field to the Forefront, Lisa Nicole Herring

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Lived Experiences of Female Science Majors at a Two-Year College, Lisa Norton Howell

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Balanced School Calendar and its Effects on Student Achievement in Two Rural Georgia Schools, Ernestine R. Jackson

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New Technology in Education as Viewed through the Utopic and Dystopic Worlds of Science Fiction, Vivian Elaine Jackson

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Comparison of a Four 40-Yard Sprint Test for Anaerobic Capacity in Males Vs. the Wingate Anaerobic Test, Peter Christian Johnson

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US Health Care Crisis: Implications for Education, Medical Praxis, and Democracy, Michael W. Kleinpeter

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Dangers of Credulity: Mary Robinson and the Trope of Victimization, Jeffrey Paul Kozee

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Characterization of Na+/H+Exchanger-3 (Nhe3) in the Gills of Longhorn Sculpin (Myoxocephalus Octodecemspinosus), Curtis Eugene Lanier

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Use of Capacity Building Strategies in Non-Profit Speech and Hearing Centers: A National Study, Elizabeth Fogarty Larrimore

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How Principals Promote a Culturally Relevant Learning Environment to Improve Black Student Achievement in Urban Elementary Schools, Rachel Maria Lee

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Exploring The Role of Technology in the Educational Resilience of African American Male Students, Reginald Dennis Leseane

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African-American Male Senior Administrators in Predominantly White institutions: A Study on Resilience, Georj Lemont Lewis

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Development of Effective Discipline Practices of a Rural Georgia Elementary School, Laurie Hale Lewis

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Impact of Georgia's Leadership School for School Improvement Training on the Change Leadership Behaviors of Selected Principals, Scharbrenia Marshelle Lockhart

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Women's Athletics and the Athletic Patriarchy, Cynthia Jane Lynes

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Learning through Living: Freedom, Fear and Reading in the Classroom, Leslie Bailey Mashburn

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Illness Dwelling in Curreré: Fleshing through Education, Pragmatism, and Spirituality, Leigh Rogers Medders

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Man Behind The Curtain: The 2004 Election from a Historical Perspective, Melissa Michelle Merritt

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What Works: Principal Leadership Behaviors that Positively Impact Student Achievement in Elementary Schools, Jason R. Moffitt

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Understanding the Multicultural Experience of Lep Adolescents, Sharlene Snead Monahan

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Causal Effect of Corporal Punishment on Children's Internalizing and Externalizing Behavioral Outcomes: Results from a Propensity Score Matching Analysis, Sara Zane Morris

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Reconstructing Paradigms of Expression, Christopher Eric Murphy

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Chemical Signaling and Resource Use by African Elephants (Loxodonta Africana), Erek Stephen Napora

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Effects of Video and Cognitive Imagery on Throwing Performance of Baseball Pitchers: A Single Subject Design, Jamie Lynn Nelson

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Georgia's Special Education Directors' Roles in the Implementation of Inclusion, Larry Michael Newton

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Creating Nomads: The Importance of Education in Forming the Multitude, Cecil Steven Page

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Examination of Teacher Workplace Satisfaction and Student Achievement, Angela Scott Patrick

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Assessment of the Criteria Used to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Different Types of Alternative Education Programs in Georgia, Angela Elizabeth Pope

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Leadership Behaviors that Contribute to Teacher Morale, Vickie Tantee Randolph-Robinson

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Understanding the Career-Ending Injury: A Phenomenological Analysis, Christina M. Rapp

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Race, Class, and Tracking: What Keeps African American Males from Pursuing College Degrees?, Sonja Renee Richardson-Shavers

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Effect of Principal Leadership Strategies on Teachers' Use of Data in Benchmark and Non-Benchmark Middle Schools, Judith Louise Riffel

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Descriptive Analysis of Georgia High School Teachers' Perceptions of Academic Dishonesty, Amy Manning Rowland

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Effectiveness of the Spark Program in Increasing Fitness among Children and Adolescents, Latrice Stephanie Sales

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Lessons From A Rural Georgia School on Developing Successful Professional Learning Communities, Roderick Donnel Sams

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Examination of Administrative Support, instructional Preparation, and Collegial Support Met and Unmet Needs of First Year Teachers Participating in the Georgia Teacher Alternative Preparation Program in Middle Georgia, Jenny Ogden Scarborough

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Social Buffering by God: Can Prayer Reduce Stress in an Experimental Setting?, Amanda Cornell Schwartz

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Self, Other, and Jump Rope Community: The Triumphs of African American Women, Wynnetta Ann Scott-Simmons

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Georgia Virtual School: Baseline Data on Revenues and Expenditures, James Kelly Sigman

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Examination of Teachers' Participation in Teacher Leadership in A Rural District in Georgia, Debra Ellen Smith

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Study of Teacher Engagement in Four Dimensions of Distributed Leadership in One School District In Georgia, Lisa Michele Smith

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Examination of the Experience of Music in Sport Among NCAA Division I Athletes: An Existential Phenomenological Investigation, Lacey Marie Sorenson

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Perceptions of Chief Information Officers Who Have Managed Information Technology both Outside and Inside Higher Education, Lisa Christine Spence

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Importance and Satisfaction with Institutional Factors among Students in Technical Colleges in Georgia, Richard Alexander Stephens

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Preference and Performance of the Water Lily Aphid (Rhopalosiphum Nymphaeae) among Native and Invasive Duckweeds (Lemnaceae), Melissa Cameron Storey

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What Works in Georgia High Schools with Small Students Enrollment in Meeting Annual Yearly Progress, Carole Elaine Strickland

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Administration of Higher Education Extended Campus Locations with a Distance Learning Component: An Analysis of Best Leadership Practices at Columbia College, Don Stephen Stumpf

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State Feedback Control of a Single-Loop Thermosyphon System Via a Quotient Controller, Jonathan S. Tanner

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Study of the Relationship of Organizational Protective Processes and Teacher Resilience, Ricky David Tatum

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Grade Inflation: An Analysis of Teacher Perception, Grade Point Average, and Test Scores in one Southeastern Georgia High School, Aimée Claire Taylor

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Analysis of Two-Year College Presidents' Ranking of the American Association of Community Colleges' Leadership Competencies, Sandra Michele Taylor

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Trailer Park Royalty: Southern Child Beauty Pageants, Girlhood and Power, Elisabeth Blumer Thompson

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Impacts of Deer and Honeysuckle on the Endangered Trillium Reliquum and Its Associated Plant Community, Jacob Seth Thompson

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Cultivating Cultural Workers through Service Learning in Teacher Education, Melanie Williams Thornton

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Computer Technology Utilization by Metro Suburban High School Counselors, Lena M. Travis

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Spoken Self: Recognizing, Renaming, and Reclaiming, Gayle Frances Tremble

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Experiences of Educational Leadership Faculty in the First Year of the Professoriate: A Phenomenological Study, Patricia Sims Tresey

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta Caretta) Nesting on a Georgia Barrier Island: Effects of Nest Relocation, Jacob Anthony Tuttle

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Study of the Implementation of a Professional Learning Community in one Middle School in Georgia, Jana Maria Underwood

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Assessment of the Athletic Medicine Unit in Georgia High Schools, Timothy Rollins Ussery

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Understanding the Influences on the Homework Experiences of Low-Socioeconomic, African American, Kindergarten Students, Sheryl Florantine Venable

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Analysis of Compelling and Constraining Forces Experienced by Georgia High School Principals Implementing Smaller Learning Communities, Martin Gregory Waters

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Implementing Career Academies in a Large, Comprehensive High School, Delmas Lee Watkins

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Cultivating Passion in Teaching English Language Learners: A Critical Analytical Inquiry, Victoria Vazquez Webbert

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Evaluation of Contextualization of the Life Orientation Test - Revised to Enhance Validity in Sport, Samuel Joseph Whalen

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African American Caregivers of Children Affected by Hiv/Aids, Doris Cooper Wilbon

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Black Feminist Autobiographical Inquiry into the Experiences of a Teen Mom, Advis Dell Wilkerson

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Experience of Preshot Routines Among Professional Golfers: An Existential Phenomenological Investigation, Allison Kristina Yancey

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First-Year Teachers' Perceptions of Mentors' And Principals' Participation in the induction Process, Frances Vereen Young

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Inquiry into the Latin and Spanish Cultural Presentations of Spanish First Year Textbooks, Max Joe Young

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Infaunal Abundance and Diversity in Vegetated and Unvegetated Areas of a Georgia Salt Marsh, Anthony Lee Zukoff

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Teaching with Passion: A Narrative Inquiry into Elementary Teachers' Identity Development, Personal and Professional Knowledge, and Love of Teaching, Evelyn Lightfoot Aimar

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How Kindergartners' Talks and Drawings Inform Our Ways of Developing a Curriculum of Caring and Imagination, Lisa Audet Aliotta

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Utility of Health Belief Model Constructs in Predicting Dietary Behaviors Among Female University Students: A Pilot Investigation, Vanessa Emily Anderson

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Contagious Discourse: Germs, Mass Media, and the Shaping of Reality, Amy Richardson Ballagh

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Television Viewing Habits, Body Mass Index, Dietary Behaviors and Physical Activity Among University Students, Mary Catherine Ball

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Georgia School Principals' Perceptions of the Impact of School Facilities on Student Achievement, Zheadric E. Barbra

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Ankle Kinetics During Landing Tasks in Participants with Chronic Ankle Instability and Uninjured Controls, Alison Lorinda Bauer

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Exploration of Common Leadership Behaviors Exhibited by Georgia Elementary Principals from High Performing, High Poverty Schools, Donna Regina Bishop

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Captured Artifacts, Charles Pearson Burch

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Host Attraction and Host Selection in the Family Corethrellidae (Wood And Borkent) (Diptera), Jeremy Vann Camp

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Employment Criteria Used by Georgia Public Shcool Superintendents in High School Principal Selection, Jeffrey Lynn Carney

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Cross-Cultural Narrative Inquiry into Language, Culture, and Identity Development of Three High School Female Immigrant Students and Their Mainstream Schooling Experience in Atlanta, Georgia, Joanna Stoughton Cavan

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Perceived Threat of Hiv/Aids Between Men Who Have Sex With Men and Heterosexual Males, Traci Laquey Cleveland

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Characteristics and Workload of Full-Time Faculty in Baccalaureate Dental Hygiene Programs, Marie Antoinette Collins

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Lived Experiences of Middle School Principals in Richmond County, Georgia, Janina Collins Dallas

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Emotional Intelligence as a Predictor of Career Longevity Among Special Education Teachers in the Houston County, Georgia, School System, Jesse Whitaker Davis

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Georgia Superintendents' Assessment of the Six Crucial C's, Harvey A. Franklin

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Transformational Educational Leader as Organizer and Administrator of a Movement Disorders Program, Alice P. Gerber

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Derrida, Deconstruction and a Dialogue on the Contemporary Nursing Curriculum, Catherine Louise Gilbert

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Impacts of Human Disturbance on the Behavior of Sanderlings on the Georgia Coast, Amy Catherine Gray

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Mosquitos Associated with Equine West Nile Virus Cases in Southeastern Georgia, Calvin William Hancock

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Principles for Education of The Social Reconstructionists and Critical Theorists: A Yardstick of Democracy, Laurie Gertrude Hill

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Georgia Elementary Principals' Perceptions of their Ethical Philosophy, Formal Leadership Preparation in Ethics, and Actions Related to the Development and Maintenance of an Ethical School, Laura Martinez Hughes

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The Determination of Lung Function Using Impulse Oscillometry and Spirometry, Mécole Vordalander Ingram

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Stitched from the Soul: An Auto/biographical Inquiry Into one Black Woman Administrator's Voice and Vision, Sonya D. Jefferson

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Educational Talent Search: Assessing Student Outcomes for First-Generation, Low-Income Students in Rural Georgia, Sandra Jean Jenkins