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Dissertations from 2017

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ROLES OF ACCESSORY DOMAINS IN THE CATALYTIC SUBUNIT OF ISW2, Yuan-chi Lin

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Two Essays in Corporate Finance, Zhengkai Liu

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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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POWER-AWARE PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION ON MULTICORE ARCHITECTURES, Sheheeda Mariam Manakkadu

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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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THE ROLE OF NOTCH SIGNALING IN THE DIFFERENTIAL ABILITY OF SUPPORTING CELL SUBTYPES TO SPONTANEOUSLY REGENERATE HAIR CELLS IN THE NEONATAL MOUSE COCHLEA, Melissa M. McGovern

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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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SUPERVISORS’ EXPERIENCE OF RESISTANCE DURING ONLINE GROUP SUPERVISION: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL CASE STUDY, James R. Morton Jr.

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Aperiodic Job Handling in Cache-Based Real-Time Systems, Sankalpanand Motakpalli

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Clinical Supervision of Externs in Speech-Language Pathology, DIANE MUZIO

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ESSAYS ON DOMESTIC FACTORS DRIVING ATTITUDES TOWARDS IMMIGRANTS AND EMIGRATION, Maliha Nazir

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ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING: THE CHANGING SELF, IMPRESSION MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL CONTROL, Katherine M. Niman

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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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ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF TISZA RIVER MINE TAILINGS POLLUTION AND EFFECT OF CHRONIC CADMIUM EXPOSURE ON FISH PHYSIOLOGY, Jenny Sueanna Paul

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At the margins of intersecting identities: What does it mean to be a Black queer woman?, Courtney Payne

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INFERENCE AFTER VARIABLE SELECTION, Lasanthi Chathurika Ranasinghe Pelawa Watagoda

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Integrating Feature and Graph Learning with Factorization Models for Low-Rank Data Representation, Chong Peng

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From Text to Textile: An Autoethnographic Exploration of the Guatemalan Huipil, Olivia Gessella Perez-Langley

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THEORY OF MIND, EMPATHY, AND IDENTITY PROCESSING STYLE: EXAMINING INTERRELATIONSHIPS AND ADVANTAGES OF ACTING EXPERIENCE, Zachary Allen Pilot

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FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH HEALTH EDUCATION SPECIALISTS' ATTITUDES TOWARDS PROVIDING END-OF-LIFE EDUCATION, Amy Piontek

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Anna He Purnabramha: Deorukhe Women’s Agency in the Making of Bodies, Cuisines, and Culture in Maharashtra, India, Gauri Anilkumar Pitale

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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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A NOVEL LINEAR DIOPHANTINE EQUATION-BAESD LOW DIAMETER STRUCTURED PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK, Shahriar Rahimi

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

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REACTIONS AND PROCESSES AT CELL-MIMICKING MEMBRANE SURFACES, Julia Constanza Reyes-Cuellar

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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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BOOTSTRAPPING ANALOGS OF THE ONE WAY MANOVA TEST, Hasthika Sriyantha Rupasinghe Arachchige Don

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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF SUBSTRATE POROSITY, MORPHOLOGY, AND FLEXIBILITY ON THE EQUILIBRIUM THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS OF ADSORPTION FOR ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR ADSORBATES, Brice Adam Russell

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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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THE APPLICATION OF OXIDATIVE HYDROTHERMAL DISSOLUTION (OHD) TO ORGANIC-RICH SHALES, Margaret McPherson Sanders

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WAR CRIME VICTIMIZATION EXPERIENCES OF SRI LANKAN TAMIL MAKAL: A QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS, Nishanth V. Sanjithkumar

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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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ADAPTIVE CONTROL DESIGN FOR QUADROTORS, Arjun Shekar Sadahalli

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An Investigation of English Learners' Willingness to Communicate in a Linguistically Diverse Setting, Xiang Shen

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

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INVESTIGATING THE DETERMINANTS AND ENDOGENOUS INFLUENCES OF ENVIRONMENTAL REPUTATION, Young Soo Shim

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

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A NOVEL MEDIATED OXYCOMBUSTION SYSTEM: SUBSYSTEM EVALUATION AND INTEGRATION, Adam Wayne Sims

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

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Neuronal Nicotinic Receptor Dynamics in Medial Geniculate Body Neurons of Young and Aged Fischer Brown Norway Rats, Sarah Yvonne Sottile

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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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Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick: The Effects of Women Correctional Officers on Prison VIolence, Monica E. Summers

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Conditional Neural Networks for Speech and Language Processing, Pengfei Sun

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SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING: JORDANIAN EFL LEARNERS’ PRACTICES AND EXPERIENCES, Rania Hassan Talafhah

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ECOLOGY OF A KŌAN: HAKUIN’S ZEN AS A MORAL MODEL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENGAGEMENT, Kevin Curtis Taylor

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NOVEL NANOMATERIALS FOR ENERGY RELATED APPLICATIONS, Chung-Ying Tsai

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SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVISM AND EDUCATION IDENTITY BEYOND ASSIMILATION VESTIGES: A TEACHER’S LATINA IDENTITY IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSROOM, Edwin Ubeda

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

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WHEN CHURCH BECOMES STATE: CLERGY AS POLITICAL CANDIDATE, Robert William Velez

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ANTECEDENTS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTION: EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF GENDER IDENTITY, GRIT, THE DARK TRIAD, AND BARRIERS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP, Luke Voegel

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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

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"We Heard Canada Was a Free Country": African American Migration in the Great Plains, 1890-1911, Rachel M. Wolters

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MICRO-CIRCUIT DIODE FOR ULTRA-LOW-POWER ENERGY HARVESTING, Wei Wu

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Numerical Analysis on Seismic Response of Cantilever Retaining Wall Systems and Fragility Analysis on Motion Response, Siavash Zamiran

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EGGS UNDER THE RED FLAG AND BEYOND: THE CINEMA OF THE FIFTH GENERATION AND ITS REPRESENTATION OF CHILDHOOD, Haoyue Zhang

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STUDY OF BIOGASIFICATION OF COAL TO METHANE FOR EX SITU AND IN SITU APPLICATIONS, Ji Zhang

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

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A COMPARISON BETWEEN SAUDI AND AMERICAN SCHOOL PRINCIPAL PREPARATION PROGRAMS, Anas Altuwaijri

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A THREE PART ESSAY ON THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES ON FIRM LEVEL INNOVATIVE CAPACITY A SYNTHESIS OF EFFECT, PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFITABILITY., ASSYAD Al-Wreikat

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A CASE STUDY: EXPLORING THE INCLUSIVE EDUCATION DECISIONS TEACHER EDUCATORS MAKE AND EXAMINING HOW PREPARED PRESERVICE TEACHERS FEEL TO TEACH DIVERSE STUDENTS, Lawrence Kofi Ametepee