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    Masters Thesis
    Erica Walker
    In everyday life, consciousness appears to be insulated from external control. Processes such as decision making seem voluntary. However, recent theories propose that consciousness operates automatically in a manner resembling a reflex. To investigate . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Robin Clinton Crawford
    I am enchanted by the reliable magic of abstract painting. My children have been embarrassed when, at a public gallery, I would take their hands and stand directly in front of a painting that is chaotic with color, then slowly back away with them unti . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Alexander J. Cook
    Stimulus-driven capture of attention has been used extensively in visual search tasks to examine the automatic deployment of attention. Few studies have examined the attention capture ability of salient singletons when the task requires the participan . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Melissa Thea Valk
    This thesis dissects the role of melancholic imagery and religion in Alfred Tennyson’s poetry, with a special focus on his magnum opus, In Memoriam A.H.H (1850) and how the use of melancholy and religion act as rhetorical tropes in conveying the depth . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Dasha Bulatova
    Gorge consists of poetry, prose poetry, and experimental/hybrid-genre pieces that explore obsession, trauma, and memory through personal and historical lenses. A loose narrative framework centers around the archetype of “Mudman,” an anti-hero whose . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Nikolas Paul Bunton
    The aim of this thesis is to explore and analyze David Lynch’s films noir through a psychoanalytic lens, predominantly employing Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalytic theories to dissect and explicate these films. This thesis defines and explores wha . . .
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    Dissertation
    Harris, Matthew Joseph
    At present, a majority of one-to-one student laptop programs exist in schools that serve affluent communities, which denies low socioeconomic students the learning benefits of ubiquitous access to technology. Using a “Studying Up - Studying Down” para . . .
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    Dissertation
    Egiziano, Janet Swift
    While more women lead community colleges than ever before, males hold more than 70% of top leadership positions. Despite decades of scholarship and emerging concepts of leadership, the masculine model of leadership persists. Using social role theory a . . .
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    Dissertation
    Donohue, Michelle Jean
    This study highlights the under-representation of women in educational leadership. It explores the specific issue of supervision as an important function of management that facilitates women’s career advancement, and promotes gender equity. The very n . . .
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    Dissertation
    Budd, Deborah Floyd
    In recent years, community colleges have become more challenged to be accredited and not placed on warning for their lack of institutional effectiveness. This mixed methods study looked at one of the measurements of institutional effectiveness- a coll . . .