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Dissertations/Capstones from 2018

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The Effect of Lavender on Emotional Well-Being, Jean Byrd

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Developing Comprehension through Read 180: A Study of Students with Specific Learning Disabilities, Donna Cavaliere

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The Affordable Housing Crisis in Charleston, South Carolina: A Case for Collaborative Governance, Thomas Cook

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Time to Meet: The Value of Common Planning Time for Middle School Teachers and Paraprofessionals, Shawn Cruice

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The Effects of a Prescribed Executive Functioning Skills Curriculum on the Acquisition and Generalization of Engaged Listening and Organization of 8th Grade Students with Executive Functioning Deficits, Phillip Dakes

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Terrorism: Is it a mechanism of change according to the Punctuated Equilibrium Theory?, Joseph M. Dilley Jr.

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Co-teaching in a Professional Development School Partnership: Case Studies Tell the Story, Rebecca Eberly

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Growth Mindset in Elementary Physical Education: Fifth-Grade Student Perspectives, Timothy Fink

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University Economic and Social Engagement: Comparing Practices at PWIs and HBCUs, Jennifer B. Harris

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Evaluating a Practice Change Initiative to Promote Early Skin-to-Skin Contact After Cesarean Birth, Michelle Kensey

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Exploring the Impacts between Residing in a Civic Engagement and Political Science Living-Learning Community and an Undergraduate Student’s Knowledge of, Attitudes Toward, and Participation in Civic Engagement., Justin Kleemook

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Defining Academic Success: A Quantitative Study of High-Impact Activities Contributing to the Success of At-Risk Students, Courtney Lloyd

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The Participation Gap: A Mixed Methods Study of Racial Inequalities in Extracurricular Activities in a Predominantly White School District, Chris Lunardi

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An Analysis of Trends Across Variables in Placement and Referral Decisions for Students Placed in a Center-Based Emotional Support Program, Donald Mangan

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Encouraging Collaboration: The Effects of Collaborative High-Impact Practices on At-Risk Student Success, Gerardina Martin

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A State Assessment of Trauma Providers Prescribing Opioids for Acute Pain, Amanda McNicholas

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An Assessment of Self-Care of Heart Failure in Patients Experiencing Hospital Readmission or Observation Stay, Rebecca Mountain

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Teacher Practices, Perceptions, and Rationale Surrounding Homework, Jamie Mozzone

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Parental Involvement in Their Child's Individualized Education Program Process and Student Progress as Measured by Reading Fluency – A Correlational Analysis, Christine Murrin

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Heritage Language Maintenance: The Experience of Fifth-Grade Students with Formal Academic Spanish Language Instruction, Natalie Ortega-Moran

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Middle School Teacher Attributes That Foster Engagement, Adam Penning

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Increased Access to Academic Advising: A Program Evaluation, Dawn J. Renta

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Feminism and Critical Literacy in an All-Boys School, Cara Saraco

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The Impact of Peer Mentoring on Undergraduate Music Major Mentee Self-Efficacy and Retention, Ralph Sorrentino

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The Impact of Poverty on Educational Outcomes, Brian Ulmer

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Improving Condom Use in Undergraduate College Students, Samantha Wesner

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Leading Instructional Change with Technology: A Multiple Case Study, Nora Wheeler