All dissertations completed at Western Michigan University are entered into ScholarWorks. Some may be embargoed or restricted by the authors and may be only available from on-campus computers. Print copies are available through interlibrary loan for dissertations before 2013. If you have any questions, please contact maira.bundza@wmich.edu.

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Dissertations from 2013

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A Comparative Study of Exact Versus Propensity Matching Techniques Using Monte Carlo Simulation, Mukaria J. J. Itang'ata

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Estimation and Inference for Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Mixed Effects Models, Casey M. Jelsema

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Discovery and Characterization of a Tanapoxvirus Encoded Human Neuregulin Mimetic, David Jeng

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Client-Based QoS Monitoring and Evaluation Architecture for Network Infrastructure and Services, Ammar Mohammed Kamel

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Coveting the Backstage: A College Student Audience Study Regarding Authenticity Construction in the Reality Television Viewing Process, Lisa Marie Kruse

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Counselor Educator Knowledge, Experience, Attitudes and Beliefs Toward Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Jennifer Mills Langeland

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Motivating Operations in Drug-Discrimination, Amin Duff Lotfizadeh

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Clinician's Experience of Suicide Assessment from a Qualitative Perspective, Eric W. Macleod

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Artificial Immune Systems and Particle Swarm Optimization for Solutions to the General Adversarial Agents Problem, Jeremy Mange

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Exercise Alters Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF) Protein Content in the Spinal Cord, Monica Janine McCullough

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Impact of Participating in a Short-Term Intervention Model of Sports Education Camps for Children with Visual Impairments, John Michael McMahon

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From Script to Screen to Syllabus: The Path to Curriculum Design for Undergraduate Film Production Programs, Peter J. Muir

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Engineered Interfaces and Nano-Scale Thin Films for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrolytes, Manjula I. Nandasiri

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Hurting Leaders: The Lived Experiences of African-American Clergy and Their Views, Attitudes, and Barriers to Help-Seeking, Bernice Suzette Patterson

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A Description of Group Supervision in Internships: A National Study of Programs Accredited by CACREP, Robert Powell

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Evaluation of Modafinil in Preclinical Behavioral Assays of Abuse Liability, Amanda J. Quisenberry

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A Qualitative Study of Counselors Who Work with Spanish-Speaking Clients: Implications for Counselor Training and Practice, Daniel Rolando Romero

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Leadership Loss within Independently-Controlled Protestant Churches: Protecting against Leadership Turmoil and Turnover, Daniel L. Rundhaug

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The Process of How Teachers Become Teacher Leaders and How Teacher Leadership Becomes Distributed Within a School: A Grounded Theory Research Study, Steven J. Sanocki

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The Partial Characterization of the 142R Protein of Tanapox Virus, Krystal N. Seibert

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A Phenomenological Exploration of Superintendents’ and Principals’ Experiences in a Shared Professional Development Process, John R. Severson

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Slope of Change through D-Cycloserine Facilitation of Exposure Therapy in a Social Anxiety Population, Christina M. Sheerin

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Pathways to Cyber Bullying from Bystander to Participant: Secondary School Students’ Perspectives, Michele L. Siderman

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Weighted Shifts of Finite Multiplicity, Daniel S. Sievewright

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Student Conceptions of Learning and the Approaches to Learning Adopted in an Introductory Science Course: A Q Methodology Study, Kelly Marie Sparks

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Sharing: Social Behavior in Situations of Risk, Stephanie Theresia Stilling

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Teaching Students About Plagiarism: What it Looks Like and How It Is Measured, Diana Stout

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SIMO: Modeling and Measuring the Relationships between Strategy, IT/Mission Alignment Maturity and Nonprofit Organizational Outcomes, Kelly Ann Trusty

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Student Thoughts and Perceptions on Curriculum Reform, Douglas D. VanderJagt

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Psychosocial Development of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education, Kathleen M. VanderVeen

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Old English Ecologies: Environmental Readings of Anglo-Saxon Texts and Culture, Ilse Schweitzer VanDonkelaar

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Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Induced Structure-Property Relationships of Metal Nanostructures, Subramanian Vilayurganapathy

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Making Grades Matter: Connections Between Teacher Grading Practices and Attention to State Assessment, Gregory D. Warsen

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Judicial Behavior and Litigant Success in Environmental Cases at the United States Court of Appeals, Elizabeth Wheat

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Single Case Research Designs: An Effective and Efficient Methodology for Applied Aviation Research, Geoffrey R. Whitehurst

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The Voices of Higher Education Service-Learning Directors: A Qualitative Inductive Analysis, Kelsey Woodard

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Global Skin Friction Diagnostics: The Glof Technique and Measurements of Complex Separated Flows, Sudesh A. Woodiga

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Grip Strength, Multimorbidity, and Disability, Amy M. Yorke

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Writing the Wrongs: How Gay and Lesbian Playwrights Use the Paranormal in Autobiographical Writing, George William Zorn

Dissertations from 2012

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Optical and Electrochemical Sensors for the Detection of Metal Ions and Nerve Gas Mimics via Fluorescein and Coumarin Derivatives, Fasil Adefris Abebe

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Paleoclimatic Regimes of the African Sahara Desert during Pleistocene and the Origin of Groundwater in the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System, Abdou Abouelmagd

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A Discriminative Imaging-Based Framework for Road Sign Condition Assessment Using Local Features and SVM Classifiers, Jafar Jameel Abukhait

Preliminary Revision, Phylogenetics and and Studies of Leaf Anatomical Variation Along an Elevational Gradient in the Genus Schefflera (Araliaceae) in Sabah, Malaysia, Aida Shafreena Ahmad Puad

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Integrated Approach for Hydrogeologic Investigations in Africa: Inferences from Space-Borne and Land-Based Gravity, Aeromagnetic, GIS, and Remote Sensing Data, Mohamed El Sayed Ahmed Ahmed

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Adaptive Radial Basis Function Neural Networks-Based Real Time Harmonics Estimation and PWM Control for Active Power Filters, Eyad KH Almaita

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Gravure Printability of Indium Tin Oxide Nanoparticles on Glass and PET Films for Applications in Printed Electronics, Dania Awni Alsaid

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Varieties of Politics, Varieties of Capitalism: The Effects of Political Institutions on Capitalist Diversity, Matthew P. Arsenault

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Effects of D-Galactose Treatment and Moderate Exercise on Spatial Memory in Rats, Amanda R. Austin

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An Evaluation of Social Capital's Effect on Depression Among Adolescents, Ezechukwu Awgu

Vestibular Functioning and Migraines: Comparing Those with and Without Vertigo, Barbara J. Baker

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Popular Perceptions of the Relationship between Religious and Ethnic Identities: A Comparative Study of Ethnodoxy in Contemporary Russia and Beyond, David M. Barry

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Teaching and Understanding the Concept of Critical Thinking Skills Within Michigan Accredited Associate Degree Dental Hygeine Programs, Kimberly S. Beistle

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Lesbian/Queer/Same-Gender-Loving Women Graduate Students in Mental Health Related Fields: A Grounded Theory of Attitudes Toward Transgender Individuals, Bonnie M. Benson

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Rank-Based Estimation and Prediction for Mixed Effects Models in Nested Designs, Yusuf K. Bilgic

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Deepwater, Deep Ties, Deep Trouble: A State-Corporate Environmental Crime Analysis of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Elizabeth A. Bradshaw

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"Sí Se Puede" Latino Students Can Succeed in School: A Success Case Method Study, Manuel J. Brenes

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Student Success: An Investigation of the Role the Pre-Admission Variables of Academic Preparation, Personal Attributes, and Demographic Characteristics Contribute in Predicting Graduation, Lianne Briggs

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Predictors of Academic Success for Optometry Students, Robert S. Buckingham

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A Behavioral Approach to Modus Operandi: Incident Form Completion and its Effect on Predictive Analysis, Sarah Elizabeth Casella

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Design, Modeling and Fabrication of Shear Mode Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensor as a Potential Biosensor, Chi-Jung Cheng

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A Study of the Effects of Charter Schools on Achievement, Attendance and Selected Mitigating Factors in a Midwestern State’s Small Urban School Districts, Frederick C. Clarke

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Identifying In-School Predictors of Postsecondary Success for Students with Hearing Impairments, Jennifer Lynn Coyle

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The Campus Queen: A Literary and Cultural Study of High School Royalty, Jamie L. Hammel Culver

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The Contours of Judicial Tenure in State Courts of Last Resort: Accountability vs. Independence, Todd A. Curry

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Optical and Electrochemical Properties of Monolayer Protected Gold Clusters Modified with Fluorophores, Mary Sajini Devadas

Higher Education Leadership in American Geography: Restrospect and Prospect, Michael S. DeVivo

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End of the Line: Tracking the Commodity Chain of the Electronic Waste Industry, Jacquelynn A. Doyon

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School Counselors' Activities in Predominantly African American Urban Schools, Lacretia T. Dye

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Rule-Based Precise Localization Services in Mobile Environments, Mohammed Elbes

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Radiative Double Electron Capture in Collisions of Fully-Stripped Fluorine Ions with Thin Carbon Foils, Tamer Mohammad Samy Elkafrawy

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Using TeachLivEᵀᴹ to Improve Pre-Service Special Education Teacher Practices, April N. Enicks

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Winds of Change: The Historical Contingency of State Crime, Kelly L. Faust

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In Their Own Words: The Lived Experiences of Unemployed African American Men, Kenlana R. Ferguson

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Characterizing and Supporting Change in Algebra Students' Representational Fluency in a CAS/Paper-and-Pencil Environment, Nicole L. Fonger

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Patterns of Interaction and Mathematical Thinking of High School Students in Classroom Environments that Include Use of JAVA-based, Curriculum-Embedded Software, Karen L. Fonkert

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Health and Relationship Variables Impacting Psychological and Social Well-Being Among Predominantly White Middle Class Adults 65 and Older Who Receive Assistance with Their Care from Family Members, Alyssa C. Ford

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Teaching Language to Children with Developmental Disabilities Using Combined Direct Reinforcement and Stimulus-Stimulus Pairing, Brighid Helene Fronapfel-Sonderegger

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Accelerated Degree Completion Programs: The Effects of Core Professors in Nontraditional Higher Education, Dale Frederick Gadd

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Using Box-Jenkins Modeling Techniques to Forecast Future Disease Burden and Identify Disease Aberrations in Public Health Surveillance Report, Larry C. Garrett

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Three Essays on Banking Foreign Direct Investment, Tamrat Workalemahu Gashaw

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Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy: A Descriptive Study, Erica Jex Gergely

Low-Water Mark, Natalie A. Giarratano

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A Study of Support Services and their Relationship with School Effectiveness in American Public Schools: Findings from the School and Staffing Survey (SASS) 2007-2008, Diane J. Gibbs

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From Crisis to Stability: A Case Study of Presidential Leadership at a Christian College, Jeffrey Gill

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Female Head Athletic Trainers in NCAA Division I (IA Football) Athletics: How They Made it to the Top, JoAnne Gorant

The Role of Focus Group Venu: A Comparative Study of Face-to-Face, Telephone, and Internet Video-Based Venues, June E. Gothberg

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A Comparison of High School Teachers' Perceptions in a Large Metropolitan Midwestern County Across Six Different Dimensions Associated with Professional Learning Communities, Larry D. Gray II

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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and Permissive Disclosure: What Information are Post-Secondary Institutions Disclosing and Why?, Christine Glah Greer

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Development of a New Technology Venture Balanced Scorecard Derived from Critical Factors that Impact Product Quality, Zella Jackson Hannum

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Comparing the Effects of Simulated, Intelligent Audible, Checklists and Analog Checklists in Simulated Flight, Bryan Hilton

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Exogenous Alpha-Synuclein Induces Cell Death Related Proteins in C6 Oligodendrocyte-Like Cells Corresponding to Protein Expression Observed in Multiple System Atrophy, Derrick Samuel Hilton

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Randomized Technique Evaluation Trial, Marchion J. Hinton

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Through the Eyes of Higher Education Attorneys: How Department Chairs are Navigating the Waters of Legal Issues and Risk Management, Carol L.J. Hustoles

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Characteristics of Public Alternative High Schools Specifically for Students Placed At-Risk: A National Study Using the 2003-04 and 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey, Masashi Izumi

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What Psychotherapists Have to Teach Us About Childhood Developmental Trauma: The Roles of Attachment Orientation and Coping Strategy, Rebecca Klott

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Examining the Role of Research Mentoring in Predicting Research Self-Efficacy Among Minority Professional Psychology Doctoral Students, Donald Edward Knight

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Design in Evaluation: Adequacy and Validity of Health Evaluation in the Context of Developing Countries, Julien Kouamé

Discrete Targeting of Peptide and Non-Peptide Neurotransmitters by a Single Neuron, Daniel Kueh

Girls, Mothers and Others: Female Representation in the Adolescent Fantasy of J.K. Rowling, Philip Pullman, and Terry Pratchett, Jeanne Hoeker LaHaie

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Stop Snitching: Hip Hop's Influence on Crime Reporting in the Inner City, Ladel Lewis