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Dissertations from 2017

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MULTISCALE MODELING OF III-NITRIDE CORE-SHELL SOLAR CELLS, Abdulmuin Mostafa Abdullah

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SERVICE RECOVERY IN E-SERVICES: SERVICE RECOVERY PROCESS, PERCEIVED JUSTICE AND SATISFACTION, Siti Zakiah Abu Bakar

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THE USE OF CONDUCTIVE INK IN ANTENNA EDUCATION AND DESIGN, David William Addison

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Regional Welfare and Female Schooling: Do Microfinance and Female Stipends Matter in Bangladesh?, Ishraq Ahmed

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DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF AN OPTICAL PROTERETIC DELTA-SIGMA MODULATOR, ALI SAAD ALGHAMDI

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ESL TEACHER, STUDENT, AND PARENT PERCEPTIONS OF USING EDUCATIONAL MOBILE APPLICATIONS TO DEVELOP THE LANGUAGE SKILLS OF ESL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, Jarrah Mohammad AL-Jarrah

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ESSAYS ON HOSPITAL REIMBURSEMENT AND QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE PROVISION, GENEVIEVE AKU ALORBI

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FEMALE SAUDI PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ COMPETENCY IN INFORMATION LITERACY, PERCEPTIONS OF FUTURE CLASSROOM PRACTICE, AND THE ROLE OF LIBRARIANS, Norah Alsana

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SOCIAL SUPPORT AND HIV/AIDS IN RURAL AMERICA: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL RELATIONS IN OPTIMIZING CARE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS., Angela Anima-Korang

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DUAL CREDIT AND DUAL ENROLLMENT: AN ANALYSIS OF THE EXPERIENCES OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THAT COMPLETED HIGH SCHOOL WITH A DUAL DEGREE, Vickie Artman

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Factors Associated with Initiation of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Rural Heart Failure Patients, Alan M. Beck

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SYNTHESIS OF CONJUGATED SMALL MOLECULES AND POLYMERS BY A PALLADIUM CATALYZED CYCLOPENTANNULATION STRATEGY – TOWARDS NEW ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTORS, Sambasiva Reddy Bheemireddy

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THE USE OF HEALTH SERVICES IN GHANA: EXPERIENCES AND PERSPECTIVES OF GHANAIAN WOMEN, Faustina Hayford Blankson

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Self Esteem: Its Overall Effect on Professional Skepticism, Leslie Helen Blix

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Mammalian carnivores as bioindicators to evaluate the exposure and bioaccumulation of organic contaminants in terrestrial ecosystems, Esmarie Boyles

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Teachers' Perceived Understanding of Formative Assessment And How This Understanding Impacts Their Own Classroom Instruction, Melanie K. Brink

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To Produce and Persist: A Dialectical Investigation of Purpose in Commercial Stereophony, Kelly Heath Caringer

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A Naturalistic Ontology of Generic Traits and Emergent Phenomena: Reinterpreting the Metaphysics of John Dewey, Paul Benjamin Cherlin

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IDENTITY MANAGEMENT POLITICS IN GLOCALIZED ENGLISH HEGEMONY: CULTURAL STRUGGLES, FACEWORK STRATEGIES, AND INTERCULTURAL RELATIONSHIPS IN TAIWANESE ENGLISH EDUCATION, HSUN-YU CHUANG

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THE TRANSFERABILITY OF SOFT SKILLS OF WOMEN VETERANS TO CORPORATE AMERICA, Chanty Bradley Clay

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A Critical Disability Pedagogy: Legitimizing Dyslexia, Julie Susan Cosenza

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A Community of the Lonely: Using Paul Ricoeur's Theory of Narrative to Cultivate Community in America, Benjamin Taylor Craig

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Education from the "Bottom" Up: Black Women Navigating the Community College Transfer Experience, Kristin Dade

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INVESTIGATING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION MAKING PROCESS: A CASE STUDY OF NORTHEAST CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, Deidra Denice Davis

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HISTORY FROM THE MIDDLE: THE STUDENT INTERPRETERS CORPS AND IMAGINED AMERICAN ECONOMIC IMPERIALISM IN CHINA, 1902-1941, Nathaniel Alexander Davis

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RESEARCH STUDY MEASURING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, JOB SATISFACTION, AND INTENTION TO TURNOVER IN UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, Aspen D'Costa

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PERFORMANCE ESTIMATION AND SCHEDULING FOR PARALLEL PROGRAMS WITH CRITICAL SECTIONS, Sourav Dutta

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TRANSITION METAL COATINGS FOR ENERGY CONVERSION AND STORAGE; ELECTROCHEMICAL AND HIGH TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS, Bamidele Daniel Falola

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COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF AGRICULTURAL LITERACY IN SELECTED K-5 CLASSROOMS EMPLOYING AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM METHODOLOGIES: A SOLOMON FOUR-GROUP ANALYSIS, Mary Margaret Fischer

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HEALTH EXPERIENCES OF TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NONCONFORMING COLLEGE STUDENTS AND THEIR PERCEPTION OF THE EFFECTS OF GROWING MEDIA COVERAGE, Kimberly A. Gray

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TO CURL UP OR RELAX? THAT IS THE QUESTION: TENURED BLACK FEMALE FACULTY NAVIGATION OF BLACK HAIR EXPRESSION IN ACADEMIA, Sylvia Monique Gray

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Priming the Pump: Reflection as a Catalyst for Transfer, Tiffany Erin Griffith

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An Examination of Principals' Leadership and Its Impact on Early Elementary Grades, Megan Hallissey

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THE EFFECTS OF ESTROGENIC COMPOUNDS ON ADIPOGENESIS VIA PPARγ AND CANONICAL WNT SIGNALING, Darcie Hastings

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PUBLIC, PRIVATE, PAST, AND PRESENT: AN EXPLORATION OF THE LANGUAGE AND MUSICAL STRUCTURES OF KOTIRIA/WANANO WOMEN’S KAYA BASA ‘SAD SONGS’, Aimee Jean Hosemann

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STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL STUDIES OF ARCHAEAL BOX C/D GUIDE RNA AND ROLE OF A PUTATIVE HUMAN PSEUDOURIDINE SYNTHASE, PUS10 IN APOPTOSIS, Sujata Jana

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Dating_MissRepresentation.Com: Black Women's Lived Love-Hate Relationship With Online Dating, James Henry Johnson

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Society's Biological Entrapment: Maternity, Eugenics, and Violence in 1920's American Literature and Film, Jerrica Jordan

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LINES THAT BIND: DISABILITY’S PLACE IN THE MODERNIST WRITINGS OF WILLIAM FAULKNER, AMY LOWELL, LANGSTON HUGHES, AND EZRA POUND, Levi James Jost

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LOW RANK AND SPARSE MODELING FOR DATA ANALYSIS, Zhao Kang

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THRESHOLDING METHODS FOR LESION SEGMENTATION OF BASAL CELL CARCINOMA IN DERMOSCOPY IMAGES, Ravneet Kaur

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Effect of Population Sources and Species Pools on Community Phylogenetic and Functional Diversity During Restoration, Mohammed Ibrahim Khalil

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NEUROACTIVE AGENTS-MEDIATED CHANGES IN NEURONAL NETWORK ACTIVITY CONTROLS SUSCEPTIBILITY TO SUDDEN UNEXPECTED DEATH IN EPILEPSY (SUDEP), srinivasa prasad Kommajosyula

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Weak Commitment to School, Deviant Peers, and Cyberbullying Victimization-Strain in Adolescent Cyberbullying, Charern Lee

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES' ACHIEVEMENT IN LITERACY AT A MEDIUM-SIZED SCHOOL DISTRICT, Sheila Faye Long

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AN INVESTIGATION OF VARIABLES CONTRIBUTING TO DISORDERED GAMBLING AND SLOT MACHINE PLAY, Amy Katherine Loukus

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FACTORS AFFECTING STAKEHOLDER PERCEPTIONS AND INFLUENCE ON MANAGEMENT AGENDAS WITHIN THE TISZA (CENTRAL EUROPE) AND MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASINS (U.S.A.), Amanda Christine Marshall

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IN PURSUIT OF A BLACK IDENTITY IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICA: CULTURE, CLASS, AND GENDER IN WEDDING REALITY TV SHOWS, TV AUDIENCE COMMENTS, AND WEDDING SPEECHES, Lindani Memani

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Communication, John Dewey's Sacred Quest: The Pragmatic Church and Catholic Pragmatism, Daniel Isaac Millis

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EARLY GROWTH RESPONSE 1 (EGR1) AS A TUMOR SUPPRESSOR AND APOPTOSIS INDUCER IN RHABDOMYOSARCOMA, Trefa Salih Mohamad

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PROTECTION OPTIMIZATION OF CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES AGAINST AIR OXIDATION BY COATING WITH ANTI-OXIDANTS, Adnan Khalil Oues

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ECOLOGY AND COEXISTENCE OF SCAPHIRHYNCHUS STURGEON AT MULTIPLE SCALES, Anthony Porreca

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EXPLORATION OF NEW MAGNETOCALORIC AND MULTIFUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC MATERIALS, Abdiel Quetz

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Computational Studies of Stable and Unstable Growth of Vapor bubbles in Superheated Liquid, Sai Manohar Ramachandran

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Monitoring and Assessment of Military Installation Land Condition under Training Disturbance using Remote Sensing, Santosh Rijal

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Examining the Relationship between Safety Management System Implementation and Safety Culture in Collegiate Flight Schools, Mike Robertson

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COUNSELORS’ PERCEPTIONS OF INTEGRATING INDIAN/EASTERN AND WESTERN COUNSELING APPROACHES IN INDIA, Nupur Sahai

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GENDERED EDUCATION: NARRATING THE SILENCE OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN THE CLASSROOM, Christina Ellen Saindon

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J.M.Coetzee and the Novel: A Return to the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Novel, Dina Faisal Salman

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A STUDY OF PRESCHOOL TEACHERS’ INCORPORATION OF NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN THEIR CLASSROOMS, Brandi Schumacher

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Gender, Form, and Interiority in the Novels of Thomas Hardy, Bailey Justine Shaw

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PEDAGOGY OF ACCOMPLICE: NAVIGATING COMPLICITY IN PEDAGOGIES AIMED TOWARD SOCIAL JUSTICE, Robyn Stout Sheridan

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MENTAL HEALTH AND HELP-SEEKING BEHAVIORS OF INTERNATIONAL AND U.S. STUDENTS, Sabita Shrestha

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Breaking Bonds: The Impact of Accountability on Client Identification, Katherine Brunelle Sorensen

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DISPERSAL BEHAVIOR OF WHITE-TAILED DEER IN AN AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE, Matthew Thomas Springer

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THE EFFECTS OF PREGNANCY ON STUDENT PROGRESS, Sarah Hope Steinkamp

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WOMEN AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE: A NARRATIVE INQUIRY OF WORKING SINGLE MOTHERS BALANCING FAMILY AND WORK, Casheena Atari Stephens

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PRECURSORS OF TEACHERS’ SENSE OF EFFICACY TO ADDRESS THE LITERACY LEARNING OF DIVERSE STUDENTS, Miriam Elizabeth Stroder

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The Effects of Knowledge Transfer On Complex Problem Representation and Judgment in Auditing, Brandon Vagner

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A CASE STUDY OF PEER ASSESSMENT IN A MOOC-BASED COMPOSITION COURSE: STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS, PEERS’ GRADING SCORES VERSUS INSTRUCTORS’ GRADING SCORES, AND PEERS’ COMMENTARY VERSUS INSTRUCTORS’ COMMENTARY, Lan Thi Vu

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Intruder Dynamic Response in Particulate Media, Niranjan Mahaguruge Warnakulasooriya

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Identifying and characterizing fungal pathogens causing seedling diseases on soybean through a multi-state survey, Amanda Jo Warner

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SUPPORT SERVICES FOR MAINSTREAM DEAF COLLEGE STUDENT WRITERS: THREE INSTITUTIONAL CASE STUDIES, Heidi Maria Williams

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Influence of Remedial Education Policies: Experiences of Low-Income Native American Women at a Midwestern Community College, Carole Cristine Wilson-Armour

Dissertations from 2016

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AN IMPROVED ROCK MASS BEHAVIOR NUMERICAL MODEL AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO LONGWALL COAL MINING, Behrooz Abbasi

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EFFECT OF FOREIGN PRESENCE ON DOMESTIC PERFORMANCE: THE CASES OF EDUCATION IN THE US AND MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN ETHIOPIA, Melaku Teklea Abegaz

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ESSAYS ON FOREIGN AID EFFECTIVENESS: THE ROLE OF MONITORING PROCEDURES IN IMPROVING AID EFFECTIVENESS AND THE IMPACT OF AID-RECIPIENT GOVERNANCE ON AID ALLOCATION AND WELFARE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, Abdelmonaem Abunnur

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The Development, Pilot, and Field Test of the Core HIV/AIDS Knowledge Assessment for Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Counseling-Related Degree Programs, Carrie L. Acklin

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THE THREE CATEGORIES OF CREATIVE FREEDOM: GOD, SELF-CONTROL, AND COMMUNITY, Juliana Acosta López de Mesa

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Realizations of simple Smale flows on three-manifolds, Kamal Mani Adhikari

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The Impact of Brief Mindfulness Interventions on Attentional Control in Anxious Undergraduates: A Randomized Controlled Study, Megan Aiello

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Environmental Sustainability: A Three Part Essay of The Value Relevance of Cost Management, Ouadie Akaaboune

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MICROFLUIDIC DYNAMIC ISOELECTRIC FOCUSING COUPLED TO MATRIX ASSISTED LASER DESORPTION/IONIZATION MASS SPECTROMETRY, Srikanth Akinapalli

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MEDIA AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA: ANALYSIS OF WAR AND PEACE FRAMES IN THE BOKO HARAM CRISIS COVERAGE, Ngozi Akinro

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MACROECONOMIC ASPECTS OF COMMODITY PRICE DYNAMICS, Md Rafayet Alam

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SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ZINC OXIDE BASED NANOSTRUCTURES AND COMPOSITES FOR ENERGY RELATED APPLICATIONS, Ahmed Al-Asadi

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SAUDI PRESERVICE ELEMENTARY TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES TOWARD TEACHING SCIENCE: EXPLORATION OF COGNITIVE, AFFECTIVE, AND PERCEIVED CONTROL BELIEFS, Ataallh Alatoai

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OPTIMAL ANTENNA DESIGNS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS, ALI ABDULHADI NOAMAN AL-AZZA

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A ZETA FUNCTION FOR FLOWS WITH L(−1,−1) TEMPLATE, Ghazwan Mohammed AL-Hashimi

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VALIDATION OF CIRCUIT TIMING BEHAVIOR IN THE PRESENCE OF DELAY DEFECTS AND NBTI AGING, Phaninder Alladi

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THE IMPACT OF ADDING LIVE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM DISCUSSION TO ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE DISCUSSION IN A BLENDED INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY COURSE, Khalid Mutlaq Almalhy

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BEREAVEMENT AND FACTORS OF ADJUSTMENT AMONG CHRISTIAN, JEWISH, AND MUSLIM BEREAVED PARENTS, Mais Imad Al-Deen Mohamad Al-Nasah

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MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS AMONG SAUDI TEACHERS AND SUPERVISORS IN USING ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Ali Suwayid Alqarni

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Network Organization Paradigm, Saad Alqithami

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THE EXTENT TO WHICH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHERS IN TABUK CITY ARE AWARE OF AND USE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS IN MATHEMATCS, ALI ALSHAHRI

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STRICT REGULARITY OF POSITIVE DEFINITE TERNARY QUADRATIC FORMS, Hamdan Alsulaimani

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Arabic Language Student Teacher Perceptions towards the Effectiveness of University Supervisors, Cooperating Teachers, and School Principals during the Teaching Practicum, MOHAMMED ALSULAMI

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRE-SERVICE ELEMENTARY TEACHERS’ SCIENTIFIC LITERACY AND THEIR SELF-EFFICACY IN TEACHING SCIENCE, Adam Ali Al Sultan

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DYNAMIC ADAPTATION OF BANDWIDTH GRANULARITY FOR MULTIPATH ROUTING IN ELASTIC OPTICAL OFDM-BASED NETWORKS, Luae Abdul Fatah Barakat Al-Tarawneh

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ULTRASONIC APPLICATIONS- PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSES OF SOME MEDICINAL NATURAL PRODUCTS IN FOOD PLANTS, Ammar Badran Altemimi