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Exploring Student Resistance to Topics of Diversity, Social Justice, and Privilege: A Critical Content Analysis of Student Evaluations of Diversity Instructors 

Lazenby, Dionne (2020-07-08)
While research has shown the importance of diversity and social justice education (Bowman, 2010; Cabrera, 2014; Kumar, 2018; Valentíin, 2006), instructors of these courses often encounter barriers to effective instruction ...

Exploring Targeted Long-Distance Travel Survey Sampling Frame Approaches to Support Travel Survey Collection 

Fisher, Mitchell II (2022-08-05)
Long-distance travel continues to grow in economic, environmental, and infrastructural importance. To inform policy, infrastructural funding, and travel demand forecasting, detailed travel survey findings are needed at the ...

Exploring Teacher Determinants and Student Outcomes of Inquiry Use in a Nanoscience Intervention 

Cooper, Jessica (2015-07-24)
Since the release of the new science education standards, there has been a greater emphasis on incorporating inquiry-based teaching in the classroom. The utilization of inquiry methods enables scientists to gain in-depth ...

Exploring the behavioral, neurological, and physiological effects of methylmercury in a model songbird 

Brittain, Cara (2023-08-10)
Methylmercury is a widespread environmental stressor known to disrupt reproductive and neural function of organisms even with exposure at sublethal levels. Previous studies of its effects on physiology and behavior have ...

Exploring the Claisen Rearrangement and Aldol Reaction “on Water” and in Catalytic Antibodies using QM/MM Simulations and the Examination of Ligand Induced Conformational Changes in Alkanesulfonate Monooxygenase using Molecular Dynamics 

Armacost, Kira (2013-04-22)
The “on water” environment, defined by the absence of water solubility of the reactants has been reported to provide increased rate accelerations, yields, and specificity for several types of organic reaction classes ...

Exploring the Diagnostic Utility of the Flicker Task and the Continuous Performance Test in Adults with ADHD 

Cohen, Andrew (2005-12-15)
Continuous performance tests (CPTs) are widely used to help diagnose Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). However, the diagnostic utility of CPTs is generally poor. This study examined the ability of the flicker ...

Exploring the drivers of Xanthomonas population dynamics on tomato and pepper 

Bhandari, Rishi (2019-11-15)
Bacterial leaf spot (BLS), caused by four species of Xanthomonas; X. euvesicatoria, X. vesicatoria, X. perforans, and X. gardneri, is an endemic disease of tomato and pepper in Southeastern United States and can result in ...

Exploring the Effect of Emotion on Time-elapsed Consumer Perceptions of Service: A Reexamination of the Satisfaction Construct 

Martin, David (2005-08-15)
Customer satisfaction remains a central tenet of all relationship management efforts within the hospitality sector (Oliver, 1997). Yet, while many studies have concluded that there is a significant relationship between ...

Exploring the Effects of Reality Television on Body Image: Does Feminist Identification Matter? 

English, Erin (2014-07-24)
Research has demonstrated that sociocultural factors exert tremendous influence on the development and maintenance of body dissatisfaction (Thompson et al., 1999). The mass media generally, and reality television in ...

Exploring the effects of six weeks of resistance training on the fecal microbiome of older adult males 

Moore , Johnathon (2021-08-02)
ABSTRACT Recent advances in molecular biology have enabled researchers to study the gut microbiome. However, only limited evidence has examined whether resistance training alters the gut microbiome, and no studies in ...

Exploring the Functional Roles of π-helices and Flavin-Induced Oligomeric State Changes in Flavin Reductases of Two-Component Monooxygenase Systems 

Musila, Jonathan (2017-04-16)
Sulfur-containing biomolecules participate in various chemical and structural functions in enzymes. When sulfate is limiting, bacteria upregulate ssi enzymes to utilize organosulfonates as an alternative source. The ...

Exploring the Impact of Depression on Caregiver-Report of Child Behavior in a Court Ordered Sample 

Richey, Lindsay (2021-04-21)
The current study analyzed evidence for a possible depression-abuse distortion in maternal perception of child problematic behavior within a sample of court ordered families. Pre-treatment parent-child behavioral observation ...

Exploring the Impact of Socio-technical Communication Styles on the Robustness and Innovation Potential of Global Participatory Science 

Ozmen, Ozgur (2013-04-15)
Emerging cyber-infrastructure tools are enabling scientists to transparently codevelop, share, and communicate in real-time diverse forms of knowledge artifacts. In this research, these collaborative environments are ...

Exploring the Influence of Residential Status of Stepparents on Program Effects of Couple and Relationship Education 

Stewart, Sheena (2015-12-11)
While the research on CRE programs has expanded significantly in the past decade, only a handful of studies have considered family structure and its influence on the program experience or explored the specific experiences ...

Exploring the Integration of Model-based Formal Methods into Software Design Education 

Wang, Shuo (2005-12-15)
Proper design analysis is indispensable to assure quality and reduce emergent cost due to faulty software. Teaching proper design verification skills early during the pedagogical development of a software engineer is ...

Exploring the Mechanism and Product Specificity of Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 1 and Drug Discovery for Diabetes and Malaria 

Gathiaka, Symon (2015-05-07)
In this work, three main projects are studied: (1) the mechanism and product specificity of protein arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) (2) the design and development of agonists that target peroxisome proliferator activated ...

Exploring the Minds of Emerging Adults: A Quantitative Investigation into Risky Behavior 

Shields, Julian (2022-11-02)
Emerging adulthood is a term used in the U.S. that describes the period of human development that begins in the late teens and continues through the late twenties, with a focus on the ages 18 to 25 years. Five key ...

Exploring the Relation Between Plant Phosphorus Nutrition and Growth Promotion by Bacillus subtilis/amyloliquefaciens Strains 

Ramirez, Camilo A. (2010-08-02)
The use of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) as biofertilizers is of increasing interest due to economic and environmental issues. Phosphorus (P) is one of the most limiting plant nutrients because of its reduced ...

Exploring the Relationship Between Cognitive Disengagement Syndrome and Social Problem Solving 

Miller, Melissa (2023-05-08)  ETD File Embargoed
Cognitive disengagement syndrome (CDS), previously referred to as sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT), is represented by a set of symptoms that have been found to be associated with emotional, social, and daily life impairments ...

Exploring the Relationship Between Stars and Team Performance: The Mediating Role of Peer Feedback Quality 

Braun, Nicholas (2019-07-29)  ETD File Embargoed
Despite growing research in star performers, little research as of yet has explored the mechanisms by which stars affect team performance. Drawing on Social Information Processing theory, I examine a potential mediating ...