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Baccalaureate Nursing Student and Faculty Views of Effective Teaching 

Noll, Kelley (2017-07-22)
This study aimed to determine baccalaureate nursing student and nursing faculty views of effective teaching. Using the Teacher Behavior Checklist (TBC), a psychometrically sound tool, participants were sent an email ...

Back to the Future of Ergonomics: Utilizing Inertial Motion Capture and Fatigue Failure Theory to Develop a Cumulative Damage Assessment Method for Estimating Risk of Low Back Injury in Industrial Settings 

Nail Ulloa, Iván Enrique (2023-07-26)  ETD File Embargoed
The central objectives of this dissertation are to critically evaluate the efficacy of a wireless sensor Inertial Motion Capture (IMC) system in estimating lumbar kinematics and kinetics within a controlled laboratory ...

The Backbone of Democracy: A Study Examining the Impact of Black Women in Politics 

Williams, Shaniqua (2023-08-02)  ETD File Embargoed
This dissertation investigates how the inclusion of Black women in politics impacts democratic norms in three unique ways: voter turnout, evaluations of government, and legislative policy priorities. I hypothesize that ...

Bacterial and fungal symbionts in parasitoid wasp genera Nasonia and Muscidifurax 

Xiong, Xiao (2023-12-04)  ETD File Embargoed
Jewel wasps in the Nasonia genus are ideal models for insect genetics, genomics, epigenetics, development, and evolution. Wasps in the Muscidifurax genus have a close evolutionary relationship to the model parasitoid genus ...

Bacterial and fungal symbionts in parasitoid wasp genera Nasonia and Muscidifurax 

Xiong, Xiao (2023-12-04)  ETD File Embargoed
Jewel wasps in the genus of Nasonia are ideal models for insect genetics, genomics, epigenetics, development, and evolution. Wasps in the Muscidifurax genus have a close evolutionary relationship to the model parasitoid ...

Bacteriophages as a Sustainable Food Safety Approach for Vegetable Production in Controlled Environment Agriculture Systems 

Mickos, Vania, P. (2023-11-15)
Vegetables have frequently been contaminated with Salmonella enterica, E. coli O157:H7, and Listeria monocytogenes. Food safety concerns have boosted interest in controlled environmental agriculture (CEA) systems, ...

Bad Rap: Examining the Role of African American Males in Popular Music 

Grucza Viscarra, Eryn (2010-12-02)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the claims made by popular media and public figures regarding rap music and its potential to adversely socialize Americans—particularly young adults and children—and show that ...

Ballistic Limit Velocity For Continuous Fiber Polymeric Composite Materials and Polymers Through Experimental and Numerical Methods 

Grupp, Jonathan (2015-05-06)
Composite materials are often subject to harsh operating environments which may include impact from errant projectiles of various geometries traveling at specific velocities and trajectories. Experimentalists seek to ...

Band Engineering of Perovskite Ferrite Epitaxial Thin Films for OER Catalysis 

Paudel, Rajendra (2022-07-28)
Reliable energy from renewable sources via oxidation of water requires an efficient electrocatalyst. The high cost, low abundance, and poor stability of the current noble metal based electrocatalyst are a primary obstacle ...

Bandwidth-Aware Routing Tree (BART) for Underwater 3-D Geographic Routing 

Kim, Tae (2008-08-15)
The limited bandwidth and power resources in underwater sensor networks have made geographic routing a favorite choice. While many detouring strategies in geographic routing do not work for 3-D underwater network topology, ...

Banking Efficiency Analysis for Two Special Years during Recent Financial Crisis 

Li, Chen (2016-12-09)
This paper covered almost thirty thousand groups of commercial banks’ quarterly data in 2007 and 2011 to analyze the influence of 2008 financial crisis on banking performance, and investigate if there is any difference of ...

The Baptist Frontier: Isaac McCoy, Indian Missions, and the Making of a Denomination 

Williams, Daniel (2017-10-30)
This dissertation explains how the missions to Native American tribes run by Isaac McCoy in the Old Northwest (Indiana and Michigan Territory) shaped the development of the Baptist denomination in the early American republic ...

Baptists in Middle Georgia During the Civil War 

Gourley, Bruce (2008-12-15)
Historians thus far have largely portrayed Baptists in the South as uniformly supportive of the Confederacy and Civil War, other than in regional pockets which exhibited widespread Union sympathy. This study focuses on ...

Bargain Theater: A Dramaturgical Analysis of a Flea Market 

Medlin, Allison (2008-08-15)
More than five thousand flea markets are conducted each year in the United States alone (Karch, Andriola and Berman 2002). Of those five thousand plus, little is known of their visitors, their vendors, their management, ...

Barriers Obtaining Alternative Certification in Online Career and Technical Teacher Education Programs in Alabama 

Wilson, John (2015-07-17)
This research study sought to identify perceived barriers in online career and technical alternative certification and specialty area certification in the state of Alabama. The study was further conducted to determine why ...

Barriers to Adoption of Sustainable Agriculture Practices in the South: Change Agents Perpectives 

Rodriguez, Baide (2005-12-15)
Current conventional agriculture systems of production lead to environmental degradation, economic problems, and even social problems. The efficacy of sustainable agriculture systems in guaranteeing economic, environmental, ...

Barriers, Motivators, and Perceived Abilities Related to Completion of the Doctoral Degree 

Lovelace, Jennifer (2016-01-06)
Student retention has been a well-researched topic in higher education for decades (Austin, Cameron, Glass, Kosko, Marsh, Abdelmagid, & Burge, 2009; Ericson & Gardner, 1992; Lau, 2002; Pang, 2009; Thompson, 2007; Wetzel, ...

Batty Landscapes: Rethinking Urban Pests. 

Bennett, Chad (2015-05-04)
As a species we humans dominate the lands in which we live. Because of this we have started to lose respect for other species and often quickly dismiss them. This thesis looks to address this issue and change the way in ...

Beam Collimation and Intensity Uniformization of Laser Diode Array Using Lenslets 

Zhang, Ming (2013-01-09)
With the advent of the laser, its applications have been extended to many areas including material processing, such as welding, cutting and drilling; and medical procedures, such as eye surgery and cosmetic skin treatments; ...

Becoming Acquainted with the Faces of Words: Fostering Vocabulary Development in Kindergarten Students through Storybook Readings 

Thornton, Resia (2006-12-15)
The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of storybook readings with explicit instruction of target words on the vocabulary acquisition of primary grade students. The secondary focus of the research sought to ...