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Veteran Teacher Commitment: Veteran Teachers in Their Own Words 

Finch, Jonathan Matthew (2014-12-10)
The commitment of veteran teachers is vitally important to schools. Their commitment to public education can be used in leadership roles to identify challenges and remove barriers of public education. The current literature ...

Veterans, Military Culture, and the Therapeutic Alliance 

Gunther, Jared (2023-12-04)
Understanding how military culture influences the therapeutic alliance is vital to ensuring competent and ethical care for the veteran population. A qualitative analysis incorporating a social constructionist framework, ...

Viability of server module thermal management using enhanced heat sinks and low global warming potential dielectric fluids 

Ramakrishnan, Bharath (2014-06-24)
Immersion cooling is making a resurgence for use in server applications driven by an increase in chip densities and the need for reduction in overall data center power usage. This thesis focuses on pool boiling characteristics ...

Vibration Analysis Of Test Chips With Integrated Piezoresistive Stress Sensors 

Gore, Kapil (2006-08-15)
Vibration analysis of the WB200 test chip containing an array of optimized piezoresistive stress sensor rosettes has been performed. The test chip was attached to the printed circuit board with an underfill encapsulant ...

Vibration and Acoustical Properties of Sandwich Composite Materials 

Li, Zhuang (2006-05-15)
In applications where the use of lightweight structures is important, the introduction of a viscoelastic core layer, which has high inherent damping, between two face sheets, can produce a sandwich structure with high ...

Vibrios associated with marine samples from the Northern Gulf of Mexico: implications for human health 

Tao, Zhen (2013-07-09)
In this dissertation, I investigated the distribution and prevalence of two human-pathogenic Vibrio species (V. vulnificus and V. parahaemolyticus) in non-shellfish samples including fish, bait shrimp, water, sand and crude ...

Vicarious Racism Stress, Racial Discrimination, and Disease Activity: The Black Women’s Experiences Living with Lupus (BeWELL) Study 

Martz, Connor D. (2018-04-23)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by Black-White disparities in severity, which in part are associated with group differences in exposure to psychosocial stress. Among salient sources of stress are those ...

Vicarious Trauma, Subthreshold PTSD, and Resilience in Professional Counselors Working with Traumatized Populations 

Flint, Sarah (2019-06-07)
As counselors empathically listen to their clients’ traumatic experiences on a regular basis, there is a potential for counselors to be negatively impacted and become impaired (Abassary & Goodrich, 2014). Without effective ...

Vice-presidential Selection: Ticket-balancing or More? 

Riley, Eugene (2023-01-09)  ETD File Embargoed
Abstract Traditionally, scholarly research on vice-presidential selection was focused almost exclusively on “ticket-balancing” – the practice of pairing presidential and vice-presidential nominees of differing geographical ...

Victim Blaming and Rape Myth Acceptance: Attitudes that Influence Advice-Giving to Victims of Sexual Assault 

Clippert-Treadwell, Courtney (2014-06-24)
The current study investigated whether the consumption of alcohol, type of dress worn, and degree of resistance would influence whether or not people would advise a hypothetical rape victim to disclose her sexual assault ...

Video over Cognitive Radio Networks: A Cross-Layer Optimization Approach 

Hu, Donglin (2012-05-01)
Cognitive radios (CR) are intelligent radio devices that can sense the radio environment and adapt to changes in the radio environment. CR represents a new paradigm of wireless communications and networking by efficiently ...

Viewing the organization as a social actor: An intentions-based model of firm-level entrepreneurship 

Mazzei, Matthew (2013-11-01)
A large majority of entrepreneurship research has suffered from a lack of theoretical grounding, and research on corporate entrepreneurship (CE) has been no different. This dissertation posits a theoretically-grounded ...

Views of the Common Core: An Examination of Upper Elementary Mathematics Teachers' Lived Experiences 

Granthum, Celeste (2016-04-29)
This study was conducted to investigate perspectives of upper elementary mathematics teachers on the Alabama College and Career Readiness Standards, the Common Core State Standards for Alabama. Participants in this study ...

Vigilance in Columbian Ground Squirrels: The Effects of Kinship and Mechanisms of the Group-size Effect 

Fairbanks, Bonnie (2006-12-15)
Behavioral observations of Columbian ground squirrels (Spermophilus columbianus) were made to investigate two factors that can affect vigilance: the group-size effect and the presence of kin. Vigilance was timed in over ...

Virtual Academic Community: Online Education Instructors’ Social Presence in Association with Freshman Composition Students’ Critical Thinking and Argumentation 

Paquette, Paige Fuller (2009-07-31)
There is much literature addressing challenges face-to-face freshman composition instructors encounter in developing college courses that foster critical thinking skills crucial to developing written argument. Composition ...

Virtual Environments for Education: An Empirical Study of Implementing Education into 3D Video Games and Applications 

Swanier, Cheryl (2015-12-10)
We live in a digital age and technology is constantly changing, therefore the way people learn and perceive information is starting to change. Hence, virtual learning environments may be a new and innovative way to stimulate ...

A Virtual Reality Framework to support Rheumatoid Arthritis Education: The Impact of Different Immersion Levels on the Empathy and Engagement of College Students 

Richardson, Alexicia (2023-04-19)  ETD File Embargoed
The use of Virtual reality (VR) has increased within the medical field. Its uses include assisting physicians and patients through medical education, medical training, patient rehabilitation, surgery simulations, and many ...

Virtual Reality in Higher Education: A Case Study at the Air University's Squadron Officer College 

Millican, Tony (2017-04-25)
For decades, constructivist educational theorists such as Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky, Papert, and Bruner have advocated that for deep learning to occur, learners should have some type of experience related to the subject ...

Virtual Technology in Radiologic Technology Classrooms: The Educational Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Ward, Taylor (2021-07-20)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many educators were forced to convert their courses to a virtual format with very short notice. Radiologic technology educators have the responsibility to prepare the future generation of ...

Viscoelastic Modeling of Microelectronic Packaging Polymers Including Moisture Effects 

Chhanda, Nusrat (2015-05-05)
Reliable, consistent, and comprehensive material property data are needed for microelectronics encapsulants for the purpose of mechanical design, reliability assessment, and process optimization of electronic packages. ...