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I Was Just Getting Started When

Michael Caufield

Determined to Make a Difference

Heather Yattaw Wagoner
While research has grown related to the experiences of gender and leadership in the workplace, little research exists on the experiences of gender and leadership in collegiate student organization settings. This study explores the experiences of college women holding executive leadership roles in highly visible on-campus registered student organizations. More specifically, the study seeks understanding of how social role expectancies interfaced with the women’s perceptions and experiences as college leaders. Data were generated with undergraduate...

In Memories of a Glorious Past

Jonathan Tyler Baker
Located in Lexington, Kentucky, and known for its historic connection to the Disciples of Christ Church, Transylvania College furnishes the opportunity to analyze the recent history of American liberal arts colleges and the way they handled issues of enrollment, funding and curriculum in the immediate postwar era—a period of unprecedented growth in American higher education. Transylvania College acts as a microcosm for other, similar liberal arts colleges. A careful examination of architecture, enrollment, student activities,...

Evidence of History

Mike Pinsky

Trendspotting

Susan Mains

Making Justice

Casey Charles

BEHAVIORAL DEFICITS ACROSS DEVELOPMENT IN A NOVEL MOUSE MODEL OF FETAL ETHANOL EFFECTS

Andrew B. Hawkey
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are a spectrum of anatomical, developmental and neurobehavioral impairments resulting from ethanol (ETOH) exposure during fetal development. Efforts to develop and screen novel pharmacotherapies against fetal ETOH effects depend heavily upon rodent models to provide indicators of the safety and efficacy of such compounds, in addition to helping better understand the underlying mechanisms to develop and test these pharmacotherapies. The following experiments describe the development of a novel mouse model...

Exploring Predator-Prey Interactions in Agroecosystems through Molecular Gut-Content Analysis

Kacie J. Athey
Generalist predators can contribute to vital ecosystem services by potentially inducing trophic cascades as natural enemies of pests in agroecosystems. As the human population of the world gets larger, we need to produce more food on ever-smaller swaths of available land relying on ecosystem services, in the form of pest control, that may contribute to agricultural sustainability. Teasing apart the exact trophic linkages between predators and prey is a vital first step and essential to...

Face Threat Mitigation in Feedback

Alexis A. Hadden
This experimental study examined the effects of an instructor’s face threat mitigation tactics on student self-efficacy for learning and perceived emotional support from the instructor in a written feedback setting. Participants (N = 401) were randomly assigned to one of four feedback scenarios in which level of face threat mitigation and instructor age and status were manipulated. Student grade orientation and state feedback apprehension were measured prior to being exposed to the feedback scenario. Results...

Exploring Leadership Behaviors Exhibited by Evaluation Team Leads during Innovation

Chithra Adams
Leading innovation is a difficult process because it is replete with tensions and paradoxes. Innovations require leaders to switch leadership styles depending on the context and the phase of innovation. This study used two leadership theoretical frameworks, transformational and transactional leaderships, to understand the leadership behaviors used to promote and manage the process of innovation. The purpose of this study was to explore leadership behaviors exhibited by evaluation team leaders during the process of innovation....

The Selfie Generation

Ilyssa P. Salomon
Social media use among adolescents continues to increase each year. This study explored how the amount of time spent using social media and the specific behaviors used on social media, namely behaviors that involve self-objectification, were related to early adolescents’ body image (i.e., body shame and body surveillance). Three types of social media popular among adolescents were examined: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The current study also examined whether certain youth are more at risk for...

Body Image and Sex

Sarah E. Christian
Body image, the subjective view about one’s own body and how others perceive it, has been shown to have numerous impacts on women in multiple facets of their lives, including sexual experiences. This study seeks to examine the specific impact that body image has on women using sexual relationships for self-validation. Findings suggest that the more likely a woman is to perceive herself as overweight, the higher the chance that she seeks out sex in...

EXAMINING THE ACTIVITIES, EFFECTIVENESS, AND CONTRIBUTION OF LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS USING A NATIONAL LONGITUDINAL SURVEY OF PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEMS

Lava R. Timsina
Health services research and public health services and systems research in the past have contributed to a strong foundation of evidence-based progress in organizing, financing, and delivering medical care and public health strategies across the United States. The purpose of this dissertation was to examine disparities in public health systems and in the delivery of population health services in communities served by these systems using nationally representative data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Local...

Examining Biological and Psychological Variables in Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Stephanie A. Kehler
Despite advances in obstetric care, hypertensive disorders continue to complicate pregnancies at a high rate. Worldwide, hypertensive disorders affect up to 10% of pregnancies. The United States has seen a 25% increase in the incidence of hypertensive disorders over the last two decades (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2017). These complications constitute one of the greatest causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality with an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 deaths per year across...

Classroom Influences on Third Grade African American Learners' Mathematics Identities

Oliver Thomas Wade Roberts
Students’ mathematics identity has become a more prominent concept in the research literature (Jackson & Wilson, 2012). The experiences of African Americans are still underreported, with African American elementary students receiving the least attention. This dissertation uses a case study method to explore two learners’ experiences. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore African American third grade students’ classroom interactions with mathematics in order to better understand factors that promote positive mathematics identities....

A Performer's Guide to Works for Trumpet and Synthesizer by Meg Bowles

Steven Siegel
The trumpet and electronics genre of music has been in existence since 1965. While various dissertations have discussed other composers and their works in this field, there is still a need for a treatise exploring appropriate performance practice for the electroacoustic trumpet music of Meg Bowles. There has been no study of the compositional process nor trumpet techniques required for performance of these works and other electronic compositions. This dissertation will study the compositions for...

Synthesis and Energy Applications of Mesoporous Titania Thin Films

Syed Z. Islam
The optical and electronic properties of TiO2 thin films provide tremendous opportunities in several applications including photocatalysis, photovoltaics and photoconductors for energy production. Despite many attractive features of TiO2, critical challenges include the innate inability of TiO2 to absorb visible light and the fast recombination of photoexcited charge carriers. In this study, mesoporous TiO2 thin films are modified by doping using hydrogen and nitrogen, and sensitization using graphene quantum dot sensitization. For all of these...

BUILDING CAPACITY THROUGH A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE FOR STUDENTS WITH MODERATE TO SEVERE DISABILITIES SEEKING INCLUSION IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Jason L. Wheatley
Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is an urban school district in Louisville, Kentucky. While serving more than 100,000 students, JCPS is the 27th largest school system in the United States. JCPS serves students with moderate to severe disabilities (MSD) seeking to attain an alternative diploma upon exiting secondary school. Students with MSD enrolled in JCPS age 16 and older receive transition services to support post-secondary transition. Community stakeholders and JCPS central office staff are concerned...

METHODS FOR DETERMINING TIME TO RETURN TO PLAY AFTER RECREATIONAL INJURY IN FIELD AND COURT SPORT ATHLETES

Sarah N. Morris
An observational study was used to illustrate the application of time to event analysis methods to return to play; a secondary data analysis of athlete injury data from the High School RIOTM Injury Surveillance System (ISS) database was conducted. National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)-certified athletic trainers from approximately 100 high schools in the US enroll their school in the system and complete the online “Exposure Report Form” for reportable injuries each week. New lateral ankle...

FRACTIONATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF LIGNIN STREAMS FROM GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SWITCHGRASS

Enshi Liu
Development of biomass feedstocks with desirable traits for cost-effective conversion is one of the main focus areas in biofuels research. As suggested by techno-economic analyses, the success of a lignocellulose-based biorefinery largely relies on the utilization of lignin to generate value-added products, i.e. fuels and chemicals. The fate of lignin and its structural/compositional changes during pretreatment have received increasing attention; however, the effect of genetic modification on the fractionation, depolymerization and catalytic upgrading of lignin...

HARVEST FESTIVAL BY YANN-JONG HWANG

Wei-Sian Chen
The purpose of this study is to provide an introduction and analysis of Harvest Festival, a work for piano four hands by Taiwanese composer Yann-Jong Hwang. This work incorporates elements of traditional Taiwanese music that is largely unfamiliar to performers and listeners beyond the border of Taiwan. With the exception of Professor Hwang’s own journal article on this piece, this project is the only study of Harvest Festival available in the United States or Taiwan....

INVESTMENT FOR TRADE?

Sattam Faleh Almodarra
The world has made great progress over the centuries through the massive increase in the interconnectedness of nations around the globe. Today, the world is connected through various ways, including the movement of goods, people, and money. The amount of goods traded across countries borders has drastically increased as the result of technological progress and the removal of barriers to trade. Not only has the world become more interconnected with the physical flows of goods...

INCORPORATING TRAVEL TIME RELIABILITY INTO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK MODELING

Xu Zhang
Travel time reliability is deemed as one of the most important factors affecting travelers’ route choice decisions. However, existing practices mostly consider average travel time only. This dissertation establishes a methodology framework to overcome such limitation. Semi-standard deviation is first proposed as the measure of reliability to quantify the risk under uncertain conditions on the network. This measure only accounts for travel times that exceed certain pre-specified benchmark, which offers a better behavioral interpretation and...

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