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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Shifting Emergency Remote Teaching Into The Future of Kentucky Education, Amy Argo

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ASSESSING TEACHER CANDIDATES’ KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES OF TEAMWORK, Eric Batts

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AN EVALUATION OF COLLEGE PREPAREDNESS ON NATURAL SELECTION PRINCIPLES FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF AN ENTRY-LEVEL BIOLOGY COURSE, Amy Bell

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BLACK AND HISPANIC STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CAREER ACADEMY MODEL, Holly Bernard

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GENERATIONAL GIVING IN PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION, Christine Bernot

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DIROFILARIA IMMITIS PREVALENCE IN CANIS LATRANS IN KENTUCKY, Melanie Ann Brandon

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THERE IS NOTHING CERTAIN BUT UNCERTAINTY: MANIPULATION OF UNCERTAINTY AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH WORRY AND INTOLERANCE OF UNCERTAINTY, Casey E. Brugh

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THE ROLE OF PARENTAL GENERATION AND PARENTING STYLE WITH RESPECT TO WORK ETHIC OF THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION, Ember Campbell

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PERSONAL TECHNOLOGY USE, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND DAILY AFFECT IN EMERGING ADULTS, William Crabtree

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Exploring the Diagnostic Journey of a Preschool-Aged Female: A Retrospective Case Study, Lindsay Nicole Crafton

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Effects of Agricultural Education and Career and Technology on Georgia Milestone Tests Scores in Biology, Geometry, and Algebra, Ellison Crews

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The Struggle of Differential Diagnosis for Childhood Apraxia of Speech: A Qualitative Case Study, Laken Cummins, Stephanie M. Schaaf, Megan Smetana, and Jennifer Gaylord

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FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND DIGITAL TALENT IN THE RURAL HEARTLAND: MISSOURI, KANSAS, OKLAHOMA, AND ARKANSAS, Chett Daniel

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PERCEPTIONS OF COVID-19, INFORMATION SEEKING BEHAVIOR, AND POLITICAL ORIENTATION, Bailey Dodd and Sean Rife

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TRAINING AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND THEIR IMPACT ON FIRST-YEAR TEACHERS IN KENTUCKY, Ashley E. Dunn

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CULTIVATION THEORY: MEDIA EFFECTS TOWARD CONSUMER EVALUATIONS OF THE CRIMINAL COURTS, Lindsey Dale Elliott

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Evaluating the Effects of Residual Broiler Litter and Copper in Soil on Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) Fertility and Cannabinoid Production, Sarah E. Forden

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UNDERSTANDING RESILIENCE AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS AMONG RELEASED OFFENDERS, VanKe'via Garner

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Can Virtual Observations Effectively Prepare Pre-Service Educators for a Career in Teaching?, Krystle N. Gremaud

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GEORGIA AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION TEACHERS’ PERCEIVED BARRIERS OF DELIVERING INSTRUCTION THROUGH INTERNET-BASED DISTANCE LEARNING, Cecily Gunter

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An Analysis of Soccer Referee Demographics and Motivational Factors in the Western Kentucky Soccer Officials Association, Daniel Hasko

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MONITORING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CORTICOSTERONE AND SNAKE FUNGAL DISEASE IN TIMBER RATTLESNAKES (CROTALUS HORRIDUS) IN WESTERN KENTUCKY, John Bromley Hewlett

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Application of Optimal Control Theory to a Malaria Model, Cassidy Hill

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CAN IT BE DONE? EXAMINING STEREOTYPE THREAT WITH FAKE STEREOTYPES, Jessica Hodges

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EFFECTIVENESS OF THE TWO PLUS TWO ONLINE PROGRAM IN AGRISCIENCE EDUCATION: A CASE STUDY OF STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCES AND PERSISTENCE, Ronald M. Howell Jr

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HOW DIVORCE, INTERPARENTAL CONFLICT, AND PARENTING STYLES RELATE TO YOUNG ADULT EMOTIONAL REGULATION, Madison Jernigan

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SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND ITS IMPACT ON STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, Kewanis Kennedy

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STRANGE FRUIT: The Forgotten Lynchings of Northwest Tennessee and Southwestern Kentucky, 1869-1931, Melinda Meador

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TECHNICAL SKILL ATTAINMENT AND POST-GRADUATION RELATED PLACEMENT OF SECONDARY CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS IN MISSOURI, MICHAEL PANTLEO

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CHARACTERIZING THE HOST USAGE AND DEVELOPMENT OF ORMIA LINEIFRONS (DIPTERA: TACHINIDAE), Kyler J. Rogers

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MALES OF THE WOLF SPIDER RABIDOSA RABIDA USE TWO MECHANISMS TO STUN FEMALES DURING COPULATION, Daniel Schoenberg

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Lifting the Heavy Vocal Load: SLPs and Their Vocal Habits, Sydney Sedlock

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The Connection between Body Modification and Personality, Taylor Ann Shoemaker

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WORK ETHIC AND PRODUCTIVITY: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF LEADERSHIP, Everly Tapp

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The Reconstruction of Hatchery Creek: Effects on Macroinvertebrate and Fish Community Dynamics, Patrick Vrablik

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An Investigation into CTE Classroom Instructional Strategies, Jonathan Walker

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AN ETHICAL EVALUATION OF GEORGIA AGRICULTURE EDUCATORS AND EXTENSION/4-H AGENTS REGARDING PRACTICES AND OBSERVATIONS AT YOUTH LIVESTOCK EVENTS, Joshua Whitworth

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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The Transition Experiences of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Into Postsecondary Education, Christy S. Adkins

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INFLUENCE OF WORK VALUES ON RURAL-PRACTICE INTENTIONS AMONG AMERICAN STUDENTS ATTENDING A RURAL UNIVERSITY, Nicholas Best

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HOW GOING WITH THE FLOW COULD AID FACTOR LEARNING IN MATHEMATICS, Aaron M. Beuoy

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Evaluating an Ordinal Output using Data Modeling, Algorithmic Modeling, and Numerical Analysis, Martin Keagan Wynne Brown

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NO REGRETS? A STUDY OF SEX SHAME, GUILT, AND EMBARRASSMENT, Lauren Castor

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Attitudes Towards Self-Harm, Bradi Cislaghi

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THE EFFECTS OF BLENDED LEARNING ON A CLASSROOM IN COMPARISON TO A TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM, Dana Dowdy

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Cannabidiol in the horse: pharmacokinetics and effects of a pelleted supplement on reactivity and movement, Anna L. Draeger

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COMPARISON OF HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING AND PORTABLE X-RAY FLUORESCENCE IN CERAMIC ANALYSIS AND SOURCING, Zachariah J. Elliott

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FACTORS TO TEACHER RETENTION IN LEAVE:SECONDARY AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, Keasha Floyd

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Paris, Bobbie Greer

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HELP-SEEKING BEHAVIORS AND COPING STYLES RELATED TO SEXUAL ASSAULT LABELLING, SHAHZOR HASHIM

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THE IMPACT OF CREDIBLE AND NON-CREDIBLE TREATMENT INFORMATION ON DEPRESSION TREATMENT PREFERENCES IN COLLEGE STUDENTS, Sydney Hayden and Dr. Michael Bordieri, PhD

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Teaching for Musical Understanding Through the Core Music Standards: Creating, Performing, and Responding in the Elementary Music Classroom, Amanda Lynn Ijames

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Educating Public Information Officers in Kentucky, Lori Kent

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POLITICAL CENTRISM, PERSPECTIVE TAKING, AND OUTGROUP DEROGATION: AN INTEGRATED MODEL, David Kesler

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THE EFFECTS OF PARENT TEACHER INTERACTIONS AND THE INFLUENCES THAT THESE INTERACTIONS HAVE ON FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AND HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES, Kammie King

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Assurance of Learning (AoL) Success: A Faculty-Centric Model, Ma. Pitzel Camba Krotova

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POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS OF SILVER CARP Hypophthalmichthys molitrix IN KENTUCKY LAKE, Allison M. Lebeda

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Personalized Learning: An Engagement Strategy for At-risk Student Populations, Abbigail Morris

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DUAL ENROLLMENT STUDENTS PLACING PERSPECTIVE ON THE ACT MATHEMATICS BENCHMARK, Monica Newman

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IMPACT OF TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS IN GEORGIA ON THE SELF-EFFICACY OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION TEACHERS IN THEIR FIRST YEAR, Catrina Pollard and Catrina Pollard

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A HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF THE 2020 AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION VISION PLAN AND THE REFORMATION OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION IN GEORGIA AS IT INTENDED, Marcus Pollard and Marcus Stephen Pollard

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UNDERSTANDING EDUCATORS’ EXPERIENCES DURING LONG-TERM SCHOOL CLOSURES, Jessica Pryor and Jessica Pryor

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A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT OF P-20 EDUCATORS IN THE STATE OF KENTUCKY, Chanel M. Schwenck

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Incorporation of Hempseed in the Broiler Chicken Diet, Mallorie Alexzandra Snider

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PALEOFLOODS AND LANDFORM DEVELOPMENT INFLUENCE CARBON STORAGE IN A HUMID-SUBTROPICAL RIVER VALLEY, Christopher Lance Stewart

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Effect of Organic soil amendment on Hemp, Mounica Talasila

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One Door Opening is Another Person's Insult: Examining Benevolently Sexist Behaviors and Attitudes in American Males, Rachael Turner

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ONE DOOR OPENING IS ANOTHER PERSON’S INSULT: EXAMINING BENEVOLENTLY SEXIST BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES IN AMERICAN MALES, Rachael Turner and Rachael Turner

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Reasons for Academic Attrition Among Rural Community College Students by Way of Satisfactory Academic Progress, Cathy Vaughan

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Effects of the Asian clam, Corbicula fluminea, on native freshwater mussels and biofilms, Kiersten Youngquist

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS OF TETRAALKYLPHOSPHONIUM ALKYLSULFATE IONIC LIQUIDS AND 3D PRINTED POLYMERIZED IONIC LIQUIDS, Mustafa Mohammed Alhussain

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SELECTING SUCCESS: ADMITTING ADN STUDENTS WITH THE HIGHEST PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS, Elizabeth Ann Beverly

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An Evaluation of the Racer Academy of Agriculture and its Effectiveness, Caleb Brannon

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A COMPARISON OF THE REY COMPLEX FIGURE AND THE WECHSLER SCALES, Amanda M. Brantley

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BARRIERS TO CHANGE FOR AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION, Lauren E. Brown

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PREDICTING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT WITH THE KAUFMAN ASSESSMENT BATTERY FOR CHILDREN—SECOND EDITION, amy cherry

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LABELING SEXUAL ASSAULT PERCEPTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PTSD SYMPTOM SEVERITY, Shania Cole

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American Bolsheviki: The First Red Scare in the United States, 1917 to 1920, Jonathan Dunning

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SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: THE ROLE OF FRAMED HEALTH MESSAGES, Cassie Gonzalez

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A People So Different from Themselves: British Attitudes Towards India and the Power Dynamics of the East India Company, Eric Gray

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Very Superstitious: The Relationship Between Desperation and Superstitious Behavior, Christopher Evan Hannan

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A CONCURRENT VALIDITY STUDY OF THE MISSOURI ADAPTIVE ABILITY SCALE AND THE ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT SYSTEM, THIRD EDITION—TEACHER FORM, Lindsey Hansen

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TEACHING MUSIC LITERACY IN BEGINNING BAND: A REVIEW OF METHOD BOOKS AND A PROPOSED ALTERNATIVE METHOD, Haley Caroline Harrington

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The Naming of Bones, Doug Hester

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FLEXIBILITY IN THE BRAIN AND MUSCLES: EXAMINING PSYCHOLOGICAL FLEXIBILITY, ATHLETIC IDENTITY, AND STIGMA WITHIN SPORT CULTURE, Brighton Claire Hollingsworth

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If you Think it you can Achieve it: The Relationship Between Goal Specificity and Magical Thinking, Brianna Jones

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Assessing a Mid-Sized University with HE-TPACK, Randall Joyce

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THE TEST-RETEST RELIABILITY OF THE MISSOURI ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR INVENTORY, Tracy Lang

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A SURVEY ON HORSE USE AND MANAGEMENT IN HORSE CLUBS IN CHINA: A PILOT STUDY, Zhen Li and Zhen Li

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Numerical Simulations for Optimal Control of a Cancer Cell Model With Delay, Jessica S. Lugo

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Formerly Known as Myself, Rachel Lundberg

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INTERNSHIPS AND POST-GRADUATION EMPLOYMENT, Camilla Kaye Mears

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The Impact of Content Mastery on Sequential Standards, Michael Newman and Michael Newman

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The Effect of the Cycles Phonological Remediation Approach: A Case Study, Elizabeth A. Packard

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NUCLEOPHILIC PHOSPHINE ADDITION: EXPLORATION OF NOVEL ALKYNE TRANSFORMATIONS, brett pierce

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A Prologue and Three Stories, Billie Pritchett

Girl Out of Place, Amy Ritchart

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An Analysis of Success in Rural Economic Development: The Case of Daviess County, Kentucky, Timothy Roy

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Quality Enhancement Plans at Community Colleges: Caring Attitudes, Intentional Advising, and Open Communication, Anthony Strawn

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KINETIC STUDY AND MECHANOCHEMICAL SYNTHESES OF α- AND β- ISOMERS OF DITETRADECYL 2,2'-BIPYRIDINE-4,4'- DICARBOXYLATE COMPLEXES OF PALLADIUM AND 1,3-DIMETHYL BENZIMIDAZOLIUM IODIDE, Alexandra Nicole Underwood Ms

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The Effects of Parental Engagement in Early Childhood on Academic Achievement in Adolescence, Alex Velez