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When Being Black Isn’t Enough: Experiences and Persistence Strategies of Six African American Administrators at a PWI 

Wolfe, Brandon (2010-10-27)
This phenomenological study explored the experiences and persistence strategies of African American administrators at Broussard University, a pseudonym given to a predominantly White university located in the southeastern ...

When Hiding isn't Enuf: How the Expression of Queerness within Black Feminism Change Over Time? 

McThomas, Zion (2023-04-28)
The relationship of queerness and Black feminism works as an unbalanced scale. Within the transformative era of the 20th century, Lorraine Hansberry, Nina Simone, and Audre Lorde both created and expressed radical Black ...

When Incivility Becomes Bullying: Assessing Cyberbullying in a Virtual Work Environment 

Johnson, Brandon (2015-12-08)
Myriad constructs (e.g., harassment, incivility, bullying, abusive supervision, deviance) are subsumed under the larger phenomenon that is workplace mistreatment. To date, no researchers have empirically investigated the ...

When Physical Appearance (Dis)connects to Moral Character: Examining the Potential Fusion of Christian and Secular Beliefs about the Ideal Body 

Hughes, Kelly (2020-07-22)  ETD File Embargoed
Although religion, specifically Christianity, plays an important role in life for many women and impacts their views of the self and the world, little quantitative research has explored how Christian doctrine—particularly ...

When Power Becomes a Turn-Off: Interactions Between Relational Power and Ineffective Arguing on Sexual Satisfaction in Heterosexual Couples Seeking Therapy 

Ellis, Faith (2022-07-25)
The purpose of the current study was to explore associations between low relational power, ineffective arguing, and sexual satisfaction among heterosexual couples seeking couples’ therapy (N = 175). Analyses utilized the ...

When the Wandering Traveler Speaks: The Narrative Poetics of Early Anglo-Indian Women's Travel Writing 

Marschalk, Lacy (2014-12-17)
Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British women who traveled to and wrote about India have been examined and analyzed as many things—imperial colluders, pseudo-feminists, ethnographers, missionaries, and sexual objects—but ...

Where No One Stands Alone: Harvey Gantt and the Civil Rights Movement in the Carolinas, 1943-1987 

Ritchie, Samuel T. (2017-11-30)
As the first African American student to enroll at Clemson University and the first African American mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, Harvey Gantt served as a trailblazer. Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, ...

Who Gives a Whoop? An Analysis of Conservation Messages on Twitter 

Franklin, Taylor (2020-11-16)
Whooping Cranes’ (Grus americana) historic range ran from the Arctic Coast to Central Mexico and throughout much of the mid-west to the eastern shores of the United States. By the winter of 1941, approximately 16 Whooping ...

“Who Said What?”: Effects of Message Framing and Source Type Toward COVID-19 Vaccinations Intentions Among College Students 

Hines, Kacie (2022-04-27)
Since 2020 the world has experienced a change in our everyday lives due to the COVID-19 disease. As the world tries to return to a place of normalcy, the COVID-19 vaccine aims to do that. Considerable research has examined ...

A “Whole New World”: Race and Representation in Disney’s Live-Action Remakes of Aladdin, The Lion King, and Mulan 

Elmogahzy, Amany (2018-11-15)
When Disney began adapting their animated classics into live-action remakes, the studio assumed that this representational shift would be a perfect fit for their audiences. However, these films, specifically quickly became ...

Whole Tree Transportation Method for Timber Processing Depots 

Lancaster, John (2017-04-20)
The growing demand for alternative energy has led those interested in producing sustainable energy from renewable biomass such as timber to devise new concepts to satisfy those demands. The concept of timber processing ...

Why a Diamond Means Forever: The Creation of the Diamond Engagement Ring Tradition in the United States, 1939-1996 

Pequignot, Jennifer (2019-04-23)  ETD File Embargoed
In 1947 “a diamond is forever” became the official slogan of the De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited and is to date one of the most recognizable slogans in the history of American advertising. This dissertation utilizes ...

Why do Growing Cracks Branch? An Optical Investigation of Brittle Monolithic and Bilayer Transparencies Under Stress Wave Loading 

Meenakshi Sundaram, Balamurugan (2017-02-28)
Understanding the fracture mechanics of materials due to stress wave (or impact) loading under combined tensile and shear (mixed-mode) conditions is important for two opposing reasons: (a) for creating impact resistant ...

Why Do Some Local Governments Offer Job Training or Other Services to Immigrants While Others Do Not? 

Crayton, Mac-Jane (2023-01-10)  ETD File Embargoed
Immigrants benefit the U.S. economy both at the state and local levels. Recognizing immigrants’ critical importance to the American economy, this research study investigates the relationship between local policy adoption ...

"Why Don't You Act Like This at Home?!" Parent and Child Reactivity During In-Home Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS) Coded Observations 

Thornberry, Timothy, Jr. (2013-05-10)
The field of clinical child psychology has campaigned for evidence-based practice, with specific initiatives including the dissemination of evidence-based treatments and the development of evidence-based assessment guidelines. ...

Why is China's Savings Rate So High? 

Zhao, Xuejiao (2014-12-09)
China’s economy is quite distinctive in the modern world as it has a comparatively high savings rate. China’s rapid growth in recent years has depended on a development model that has rested heavily on industrial investment ...

Why people use fashion companies' Facebook pages: An empirical investigation 

Jia, Zhongyuan (2013-04-19)
Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are fundamentally altering the way businesses and consumers behave. Fashion apparel companies such as Ann Taylor and fashion retailers such as Dillard’s build Facebook pages ...

Wide Range Tunable Transconductance Filters 

Anderson, William (2008-05-15)
Generation of filters using operational transconductance amplifiers and capacitors (OTA-C) has become more and more popular over recent years. This is due to the need for high quality analog filters that can be implemented ...

Wide Temperature Range SiGe HBT Noise Parameters Modeling and LNA Design 

Ma, Rongchen (2015-06-24)
This work investigates SiGe HBT noise parameters and impedance matched Low-Noise Ampli ers(LNAs) intended for operation across a wide temperature range from 93 to 393 K. For the IBM 5AM technology used, noise performance ...

WiFi Fingerprinting based Indoor Localization: When CSI Tensor meets Deep Residual Sharing Learning 

Wang, Xiangyu (2017-11-20)
Location-based services (LBS) nowadays have several consumer applications such as indoor localization. Wi-Fi based indoor localization has attracted interest due to the ubiquitous access in indoor environments. In this ...