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Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Cooperating Teachers' Perceptions of the Collaborative, Standards-Based Professional Block of the Secondary Education Program at Georgia Southern University, Mary Theresa Mallard Bennett

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High School Athletes' Perceptions of Sport Psychology and Preference for Services, Lindsey C. Blom

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East Meets West: Desperately Seeking David Dean O'Keefe from Savannah to Yap, Janet B. Butler

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Prolactin Levels in Adult Rats Following Equivalent Exposure to Either the Open Field or Restraint and the Open Field, Keisha Delores Butler

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A Comparative Study of Selected Georgia Elementary Principals' Perceptions of Environmental Knowledge, Joyce League Campbell

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Georgia Middle School Principals' Awareness of Gang Activity in Their Schools, Sandra Lynne Deal Carraway

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Policies and Procedures Used by Principals in Rural Southern Georgia in the Provision of Least Restrictive Environment for Students with Disabilities, Bette Callaway Clark

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What Principals Do to Minimize the Negative Effects of the Incompetent Teacher, Georgia S. Collins

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Superintendents' Perceptions of Educational Finance in Georgia, Samuel Warren Cruse

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"Hired Guns:" The Tools and Techniques Used by Republican Political Consultants, Heather M. Cutchens

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"Beat Your Plowshares into Swords" The Training of Confederate Soldiers in the State of Georgia, 1861-1862, Sonia Lynn Dickey

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Women in Public Middle School Administration in Georgia: A Feminist Analysis of the Perceptions of Women in Power, Karen L. Doty

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Reproductive Parameters of Nesting Caretta caretta on Georgia's Barrier Islands, K. Kristina Drake

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Racial and Gender-Based Dynamics in Captivity Narratives and Slave Narratives by Women, Pamela A. Ferrara

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Self-Enhancement Styles Sorting Out Conflicting Evidence on the Effects of Self-Enhancing, Jason D. Fors

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Detection and Prevalence of Wolbachia within the Tick Ambyomma americanum and Fleas (Siphonaptera) in Southeast Georgia, Christopher H. Gorham

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Chaos Theory and Its Application to Leisure Service Organizations, James M. Gould

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Contributing Factors to the Attrition of Honors Eligible University Students: A Qualitative Research Study, Marilyn Shuff Hale

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The Personal and Professional Backgrounds of Georgia's Female High School Principals, Marjorie H. Hamilton

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Putting Critical Theory into Practice through Action Research, Josephine Bush Hanschke

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An EJB-CORBA Parallel Image Processing System, Di He

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The Relationship between Middle School Students' Level of Character Development and Their Behavior, Academic Achievement, and Attendance, Margaret A. Banks Hightower

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The Reliability and Validity of the Pacer for 3rd and 4th Grade Males, Jennifer A. Hinely

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Role Perceptions of Long-Term Georgia Curriculum Directors, Donovan Evans Hodges

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Retracing the Savannah River Portion of John Muir's Thousand Mile Walk: An Interpretive Regional Study Suggesting Curriculum for Sustainability, Kathryn Ann Richardson Jones

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The Spirit of Pittman: An Ethnography of the Laboratory School on the Site of Georgia Southern University, 1920s--1990s, Rhoda Beth Nicholson Joyner

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It Is Not a Night to Die, Vlora Krasniqi

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The Path to Equilibrium: Melville, Emerson, and Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, Ingrid D. Lelos

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Computer Telephony Programming in Java, Changyan Liu

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Eastern Mind/Western Eyes: An Asian Artist's Search for Personal Imagery While Living in a Western Culture, Yousha Liu

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The Next Best Thing: Bottlefeeding Culture and the Ladies' Home Journal, Julie Garlen Maudlin

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Georgia Elementary School Principals Perceptions of the Ideal and Actual Role of the Assistant Principal, Darrel Simon May

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Stress Levels of Student Athletic Trainers Compared to Non-Athletic Training Students, Rebecca J. McVey

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The Role of Pesticides in the Development of Childhood Leukemia, Lydia Leslie Mearse

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The Prevalence of Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiae in Ixodes scapularis Ticks in Southeastern Georgia, Heather Anne Merten

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Ultraviolet Radiation and Carotenoid Pigmentation in Symbiotic Anthozoans, Kenyon B. Mobley

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The Relationship Between Jealousy and Self-Esteem in Collegiate Athletes, Paula M. Parker

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Current HIV/AIDS Infection Rates: Categorization and Stigmatization, R. David Parker

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An Analysis of Georgia Public School Teachers' Knowledge of School Law: Implications for Administrators, George Naismith Paul III

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Voices from Lock-Up: Reflections of Detained Youth, Carolyn Lizbeth Perry

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Natural Forces, Natural Forms, Robert Benjamin Randolph

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Gulfstream Aerospace Aircraft Static Position Utility, Mark Eugene Ray

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Ethical Dimensions of Administrative Decision Making in Schools: The Principal's Perspective, Gwendolyn Probst Reiber

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Natural History and Ecology of the Flatwoods Salamander, Ambystoma cingulatum on the Atlantic Coastal Plain, Adam Safer

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Presidents As Transformational Leaders in the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education Technical Colleges, Ronald D. Shafer

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The Role of Mentoring in Developing Professional and Personal Competencies for School Administrators, Marguerite Verble Shook

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A Comparative Study of the Reproductive Biology of Sympatric Morning Glories (Ipomoea-convolvulaceae), Dexter R. Sowell II

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Romantic Affairs and Attachment Style: An Evolutionary Perspective, Jo Ann Spadafore

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Differences in School Climate between Old and New Buildings: Perceptions of Parents, Staff, and Students, David Barry Stapleton

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A Narrative Inquiry of Conflict Resolution Programs in a South Georgia County's Schools, Nathalie Ann Starling

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Vector Potential of Two Southeaster Tick Species (Acari: Ixodidae) for a Northeastern Strain of the Lyme Disease Spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Stricto, Denise Bonilla Steinlein

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Group VIII Spiroplasma of Costa Rica, Kimberly M. Stewart

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Hope as a Predictor of Coping Style, Alcohol Expectancies, Stress, and Alcohol Use to Reduce Stress, Kelli W. Taylor

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The (Re)Creation of Medea, Sandra Michele Taylor

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Determining the Termination Percentage of Heart Rate Maximum for Submaximal Testing, Julia A. Valentour

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Miracle in the Indian Ocean: A Comparative Analysis of Mauritius with the Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros, Gisela Monique van Thiel

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Students' Attitudes and Achievement as Related to Immediate Remediation in Paced Algebra, Cherry Dixon Ward

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The Relationship of Financial Resources with Academic Achievement in Georgia Public Schools, Charles Richard Webb

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Georgia School Nutrition Directors, Elementary and High School Principals' Perceptions of the School Nutrition Program, Jane Fisk Wiggins

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A Description of New Teacher Induction Programs in the State of Georgia, Judi Harris Wilson

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"Flesh Turned the Wrong Way:" Naomi Wallace's Drama of Radical Sexuality, L. Buell Wisner

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Georgia Elementary Principals' Role Perceptions: The Initial Phase of the A+ Act, Amy Z. Wright

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An Investigation of Captive Florida Manatee (Trichecus manatus latirostris) Behavior and Social Interactions, Jennifer Sadler Young

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A Comparison of Enjoyment Levels between NCAA Division I, Division III, and NJCAA Division I College Football Players, Christopher J. Zanghi

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The Joy Luck Club: An Exploration of the Relationship between Chinese Mothers and American Daughters, Weiling Zhao

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Ch'an Mind, Zen Mind: Visual Meditations on the Ultimate Reality and Absolute Calmness, Jing Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Variance in Reproductive Characteristics in Four Morning Glory Species (Ipomoea, Convolvulaceae), David M. Abbott

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Factors Associated with Fathers' Comfort with Breastfeeding, Debra Carlson Blackburn

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Living Marks in Clay, Linda S. Bobinger

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Changes in Perception of Body Image for Female Athletes during the Menstrual Cycle, Wendy Borlabi

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A Qualitative Study Investigated the Perceived Health Needs of Senior Citizens in Four Rural Georgia Counties, Laketa Monique Burris

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The Effects of Brief Imagery on Free Throw Shooting Performance and Concentrational Style, James Carboni

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Traversing the "Bright Labirinth": The Evolution of Mary Darby Robinson's Poetry, Anne Elizabeth Carson

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Motivation to Learn: Perceptions of Kindergarten Students, Pamela Boyette Connor

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Welfare to Work in Bulloch County, Georgia: Social Characteristics Associated with Participant Success, Rachelle M. Hein Craig

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Effects of Height and Vegetation on Success of Bird Nests in Maritime Forests, Sharon M. DeFalco

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A Component Based Middle-Tier Server, Yingliang Du

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Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in an Amputee Population, Bridget Ann Frugoli

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The Development of a Safety Self-Assessment Tool for the Printing Industry, John Lawrence Grahek

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Cloning and Sequencing of Sodium-Hydrogen Exchanger in the Gills of the Long-Horned Sculpin (Myoxocephalus octodecimspinosus), Danielle Lee Gunning

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Barriers to Female Principals: Perceptions of Female High School Administrators in Georgia, Jane Spires Hilliard

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Re-Orienting Feminisms: Looking into the Rising Sun, Cristina H. Hinkle

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Impact of Multimedia within Graphic Arts Printing Programs of Selected Community Colleges, Debra R. Humphrey

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Stages of Concern of Public School Superintendents for Tech Prep Implementation, Margaret Arnold Jackson

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Transfer Patterns of Free-Ranging Infant Ringtailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) on St. Catherines Island, Alisha L. Jolliffe

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The Effects of Music on the Intensity and Direction of Pre-Competitive Cognitive and Somatic State Anxiety and State Self-Confidence in Collegiate Athletes, Jeffrey J. Lanzillo

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Perceptions of the Visionary Leadership of Assistant Principals in Georgia Middle Schools, Christopher John LeMieux

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Genetic Heterogeneity of Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato in the Southern United States, Tao Lin

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An Online Student Advisement Assistant System, Shu Li

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Wondering about a Future Generation: A Deleuzian Perspective on Curriculum, Donald R. Livingston

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Characterization and Genetic Analysis of Three Mutants of Neurospora crassa, Shemariah E. G. Love

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Geometric Portraits: Anthropomorphic, Zoomorphic and Inanimate Forms in Bark, Cellulose and Lignin, Anthony Victor Mann

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Great Indignation: A Study of Racial Violence in Thomas County, Georgia, 1930, Scott Anthony McAleer

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The Relationship between Noncognitive Dimensions and the Academic Performance of Student-Athletes, Bradley R. McAllister

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The Abundance and Distribution of Arthropods from Sandstone Outcrops in Coffee County, Georgia, F. Michael McAloon

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Bionomics of Mosquitoes in Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) Burrows in Southeast Georgia: Potential Bridge Vectors of Easter Equine Encephalitis, Derek Andrew McCoy

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Chronicle: A Visual Diary, Garry Wesley McKee II

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Ursula Le Guin's Left Hand of Darkness, Robert A. Heinlein's I Will Fear No Evil, and Theodore Sturgeon's Venus Plus X, Terry Palmer

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The Relationship of Thoracolumbar Functional Stabilization Level to Serve Velocity and Serve Accuracy in Collegiate Tennis Players, Elizabeth Ann Parker

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The Effect of Forage Quality on Reproduction and Growth of the Gopher Tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus in Southeast Georgia, Virginia K. Perdue