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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Teachers' pedagogical practices, shift, and professional growth in online courses, Maryam Rod Szabo Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Examining the supportive employment practices used by Project SEARCH: A descriptive study, Saeed A. Almalki Open Access Dissertation

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Current practices of co-teaching in an elementary inclusive school: Moving toward effective co-teaching relationship, Mona Nassir Al Nassir Open Access Dissertation

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An experimental study of non-metallic inclusions precipitation and its effect on impact toughness variations in low alloy steel subjected to complex deoxidation, Pavel Bizyukov Open Access Dissertation

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Food insecurity and the elder male: exploring the gap from needing food to the utilization of assistance programs, Gale Carlson Open Access Dissertation

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Intergenerational conversation: Authentic learning through critical reflection of a community engagement learning experience, Amy Davison Open Access Dissertation

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The power of team in IEP meetings, Caroline Elser Open Access Dissertation

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Association of various concentrations of cat's claw herb (Uncaria tomentosa) on lymphocyte proliferation and nitric oxide expression: An in-vitro study of osteoarthritis, Noha Fadlalddin Open Access Dissertation

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Improving learning center usage verification processes using Six Sigma, Latricia C. Hylton Open Access Dissertation

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Smartphone based ubiquitous sensing platform leveraging audio jack for power and communication, Ranjana Joshi Open Access Dissertation

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Using blended learning to improve undergraduate introduction to literature courses: A mixed methods approach, Julie Leigh Klein Open Access Dissertation

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The impact of content knowledge, specialized content knowledge, peer analysis and self-analysis on pre-service physical education teachers' error detection abilities, Debra S. Sazama Open Access Dissertation

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A case study analyzing the traits, programs, actions, and beliefs necessary to overcome the correlative relationship between high free and reduced lunch rates and low standardized test scores, John Speer Open Access Dissertation

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Outcomes, perceptions, and experiences in one CPED-aligned educational doctorate (EdD) program, Jolene Kay Farley Teske Open Access Dissertation

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Local health departments in Iowa: Are they keeping up with the shift from communicable to chronic disease?, Jeremy M. Whitaker Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Using Contents and Containers to investigate problem solving strategies among toddlers, Zaid Alkouri Open Access Dissertation

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Using one-to-one computing for differentiated instruction in Iowa: An investigation of the impact of teachers' perceptions of teaching and learning, Jodi A. Bermel Open Access Dissertation

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Examining aided input intervention in a classroom setting for children labeled with significant disabilities, Jennifer L. Flores Open Access Dissertation

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A follow-up of patient reported outcomes in chronic plantar heel pain participants treated with Graston Technique: A mixed methods approach, Troy Richard Garrett Open Access Dissertation

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A qualitative study of the perceptions of public school teachers and administrators on the teachers' association and the collective bargaining process in an Iowa urban school setting, Eric J. Gjerde Open Access Dissertation

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An examination of the perceptions of the IEP process as a team plans for the potential reintegration of a student from an alternative setting to the resident district, Sarah J. Knudsen Open Access Dissertation

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Preservice and practicing teacher science inquiry projects: An analysis of their understanding of the inquiry process, Benjamin D. Olsen Open Access Dissertation

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Corn stover biochar in gypsum board: Empirical analysis of thermal conductivity and flexural strength, Albena Yordanova Open Access Dissertation

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"Joy for what it is": Narratives of two mothers on raising their children with disabilities, Zeina H. Yousof Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Implementation of the environmental issues instruction model by elementary teachers, Barbara Ann Ehlers Open Access Dissertation

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Do teacher judgment accuracy and teacher feedback predict student achievement in elementary and middle-school science?, Mason Albert Kuhn Open Access Dissertation

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Perceived effects of family status changes on male collegiate outdoor recreation coordinators, Andrew K. Martin Open Access Dissertation

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The ongoing faculty development system: A case study exploring content methods teacher education faculty technological, pedagogical, content knowledge development, Daniel James Mourlam Open Access Dissertation

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Collegiate athletes' perceptions of social support and athletic trainer-coach conflict, Nathan Newman Open Access Dissertation

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Pedagogical reasoning of pre-service teachers: Juggling priorities and managing resources, Jennifer Lynn Rasmussen Open Access Dissertation

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The early implementation of a teacher leadership and compensation system in a selected Iowa public school as codified by House File 215, Anthony Dale Voss Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Development of a multi-mode self-adaptive algorithm to create an efficient wireless network on a university campus, Melanie L. Abbas Open Access Dissertation

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A clustering based matrix for selecting optimal tools and techniques in quality management, Hassan A. Alsultan Open Access Dissertation

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Examining the effectiveness of using an iPad-based video modeling plus video prompting package to teach conversation skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Mohammed M. Alzayer Open Access Dissertation

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They, those, and other pronouns used to describe them: A qualitative study of the lived experiences of the African American girls in the Girls to Women group, Amber Nicole Boyd Open Access Dissertation

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Outcomes of global service-learning: A content analysis of student reflection essays in Camp Adventure child and youth services, Kasee Fuller Open Access Dissertation

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Doorways and walls: Peer coaching as a means to change instructional practice, Chad Garber Open Access Dissertation

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Hero to zero: Stress perceptions of the public school administrator and his spouse, Steven L. Gray Open Access Dissertation

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Secondary teachers as early childhood principals: A qualitative case study, Brian Dale Kingrey Open Access Dissertation

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Superintendent leadership: Comparing superintendent and school board president perceptions of essential leadership characteristics and capabilities of the superintendent in today's complex and ever-changing educational environment according to MCREL's superintendent responsibilities and the Iowa standards for school leaders, Daniel J. Peterson Open Access Dissertation

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Professional Educators of Iowa member perspectives about Iowa State Education Association and National Education Association membership and political activities, Melissa Kay Reade Open Access Dissertation

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Graphic communications industry trends and their impact on the required competencies of personnel, Sara B. Smith Open Access Dissertation

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The impact of digital organization on retention in college algebra, Mary Benac Staniger Open Access Dissertation

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A study of college student attitudes and behaviors related to recycling, Mark Allen Wilcox Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The effects of one-to-one computing for students with disabilities in an inclusive language arts class, Billie Jo Cowley Open Access Dissertation

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Analysis of wind power generation with application of wind tunnel attachment, Ulan Dakeev Open Access Dissertation

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Perceptions of dimensions of service quality and recreational benefits in collegiate recreational sports programs, Christopher Berne Denison Open Access Dissertation

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Aquatic strategies and techniques and their benefit on children with autism, James G. Hall Open Access Dissertation

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Leading through change: A study of the role of central office leadership in the process of secondary change, Dirk A. Halupnik Open Access Dissertation

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Nurturing resiliency among adolescents with emotional and behavioral disturbances (EBD) in a special education setting, Rimaz Herz Open Access Dissertation

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An analysis of the effect of a 21st-century-designed middle school on student achievement, Gary David Schwartz Open Access Dissertation

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Evaluating the effects of increasing mathematics graduation requirements: A survey of the effects of state policy change in Illinois, Corey Tafoya Open Access Dissertation

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Teachers' perceptions of professional development for the use of interactive white boards in Turkey, Erkan Taskin Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Incorporating the Delphi Technique to investigate renewable energy technology transfer in Saudi Arabia, Nasir K. Al-Otaibi Open Access Dissertation

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Intensive mentoring : stimulators of and barriers to coaching, spiritual guiding and discipling relationships, David Alan De Jong Open Access Dissertation

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A qualitative study of new secondary teacher attrition in an Iowa urban school setting, James E. Dostal Open Access Dissertation

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Comparing middle school students' learning and attitudes in face-to-face and online mathematics lessons, Clayton M. Edwards Open Access Dissertation

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Instructional coaching : a look at teaching practices and impact on student achievement, Sharon Sue Ingebrand Open Access Dissertation

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Assistive technology for students with disabilities: Resources and challenges encountered by teachers, Dawn LaRae Jacobsen Open Access Dissertation

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Being in the world : an existential inquiry of knowing one's self through a personal project : in the context of dissertation survival, Tomoe Kitajima Open Access Dissertation

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Learning transfer of geospatial technologies in secondary science and mathematics core areas, Curtis P. Nielsen Open Access Dissertation

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Career Cruising impact on the self efficacy of deciding majors, Anthony William Smothers Open Access Dissertation

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Student-centered literacy instruction: An examination of an elementary teacher's experience, Carolyn Marie Wiezorek Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Disrupting the discussion : the story of disruptive students in the online classroom, Belle Doyle Cowden Open Access Dissertation

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Cylinders and spheres : toddlers engage in problem solving, Rosemary Geiken Open Access Dissertation

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Maggie and her students: Talking and reasoning in a reform-based mathematics classroom, Debra Louise Semm Rich Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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A case study of the perceptions of stakeholders from a school district in Iowa on the impact of No Child Left Behind on the comprehensive high school, Brian Coppess Open Access Dissertation

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Baby boomer and Genx elementary principals : differing perspectives on schooling, Lisa M. Fry Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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How do beginning administrators navigate through their first year of the middle school principalship?, James D. Cryer Open Access Dissertation

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The thought processes of administrators as they review and make evaluative judgment of a second-year teacher portfolio: A qualitative study, Terri Anne Lasswell Open Access Dissertation

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Teacher learning in a Tibetan school in exile: A community of practice perspective, Pema Yangchen Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Deliberative democratic practices in tourism planning: Towards a model of participatory community tourism planning, Oksana Grybovych Open Access Dissertation

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Low power energy harvesting and storage techniques from ambient human powered energy sources, Faruk Yildiz Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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An analysis of coaching efficacy in volunteer soccer coaches, Christopher Lee Kowalski Open Access Dissertation

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Considerations for delivery of online professional development courses for childcare professionals, Heather Marie Bauer Olsen Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Alternative high schools: what types of programs lead to the greatest level of effectiveness?, Timothy W. Gilson Open Access Dissertation

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Exploring intersectionality in education: The intersection of gender, race, disability, and class, Amy J. Petersen Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Opportunity and access for children with disabilities in the inclusive preschool classroom, Jodi Meyer-Mork Open Access Dissertation

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Modeling and simulation to investigate effects of static mixer, carrier gas, temperature and pressure on the mixing ratio of carbon nanotubes growth reactors, David Addie Noye Open Access Dissertation

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Come out, stay out, stand out: Eight stories of gay and lesbian high school students, Nicholas J. Pace Open Access Dissertation

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The impact of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation on school leadership of two school buildings designated in need of improvement: An agency theory perspective, Susan Pecinovsky Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Students' views of classroom management strategies in assertive discipline and constructivist classroom settings, Joan Carolyn Gerbo Open Access Dissertation

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Application of case study methodology in the context of undergraduate critical care nursing education, James A. Hauschildt Open Access Dissertation

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The impact of the Iowa Children's Water Festival on the children's attitudes and behaviors toward the environment, Sang-Min Kim Open Access Dissertation

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Building a comprehensive energy model for off-highway vehicles with emphasis on vehicle thermal control systems, Ayhan Zora Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Preparation for the role of baccalaureate nurse educator: Implications for development of nurse educator curriculum, Vickie R. Barth Open Access Dissertation

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Student perceptions of ethics and professionalism in computer science: Does age, gender, or experience matter?, James Stuart Bohy Open Access Dissertation

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Development and implementation of the University of Northern Iowa's “Students First” capital campaign: A case study, Cornelius Anthony Castain Open Access Dissertation

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An investigation of the concept of balance in children ages 6–9: Logic and protologic identifiable in making mobiles, Seon Chun Open Access Dissertation

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The design and evaluation of a PLC-based model predictive controller for application in industrial food processes, Bryan T. Griffen Open Access Dissertation

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Factors associated with the decision not to become 7–12 principals by those holding the license, Gail Moorman Behrens Open Access Dissertation

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Predicting Ghanaian pre-service teachers' intention to teach high-risk sexual behavior prevention from teaching efficacy and prevention approach, Joseph Kwesi Ogah Open Access Dissertation

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Social experiences of African-American female students on a predominantly White campus, Guy Alexander Sims Open Access Dissertation

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Design and evaluation of a PDF print estimating system, Mengtsung Tai Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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A qualitative inquiry into why and how special educators leave the field, Jane E. Caraway Open Access Dissertation

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The educational thought and practices of Padre Luís Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga S. J., Justo Gallardo Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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An investigation of cooperative consciousness-raising as an innovative teaching practice, and of reactions to its introduction into a high school, Sahoby Solo Raharinirina Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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The effects of a rational emotive behavior therapy intervention on irrational beliefs and burnout among middle school teachers in the state of Iowa, Shirley Anderson Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Perceptions of Iowa high school principals on the relationship of leadership, school size, and socioeconomic level to school culture, Kevin Wayne Fiene Open Access Dissertation

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Simulation of Optimal Drive Systems Consisting of Gear-Cam Mechanisms With Brushless DC Servomotors, Norbert Fritz Open Access Dissertation