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 2017

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Social Health Insurance and Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Developing Countries: The Case of Ghana, Ama Agyeiwaa Abrokwah

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Time-Dependent Photoionization of Gaseous Nebulae, Ehab Elsayed Elhoussieny Ahmed

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Managing Workforce Diversity in Construction to Improve Communication and Reduce Fatalities (Hispanic Workforce Focus), Ahmed Jalil Al-Bayati

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Multiprocessing Real Time Vision Based System for Condition Monitoring in Solar Panels, Moath Hashim Alsafasfeh

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Architecture, Simulation, and Implementation of Commodity Computer Components in Software Defined Radio Systems, Amean Al-Safi

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Coping and Africultural Adolescents, Britne R. Amos

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A Meta-Analysis of Energy Savings from Lighting Programs in Michigan, Teryila Ephraim Amough

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Subgroup Analysis and Growth Curve Models for Longitudinal Data, Nichole Andrews

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Fate of Conductive Ink Pigments During Recycling and Landfill Deposition of Paper-Based Printed Electronics, James Edward Atkinson

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Women’s Representation in Local Democracy: Formal and Informal Institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Abida Bano

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Employing Multivariate Logistic Regression Analysis to Better Understand the Relationship between Individuals’ Anthropogenic Climate Change Acceptance and Belief in Anti-Climate Change Dissenter Messages, Andrew Phillip Keller Bentley

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Highly Hamiltonian Graphs and Digraphs, Zhenming Bi

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Networked: An Investigation into the Economic Contribution of Manuel Castells, Darrick Brake

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LGBT Microaggressions in Counselor Education Programs, Sarah Bryan

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Self-Management as a Class-Wide Intervention: An Evaluation of the “Self & Match” System Embedded within a Dependent Group Contingency, Andrew J. Bulla

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From Following to Leading: Experiencing the Phenomena of Becoming a Teacher Leader, Alan L. Carter

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El Amerindio Y El Conquistador en Seis Comedias Áureas de Tema Peruano, Jerusa Carvajal-Villamar

Structure, Dynamics and Functional Mechanisms of the PWI Domain and the RNA-Binding Domain of Rotavirus Non-Structural Protein 3, Harry Amuguni Chanzu

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Development of Flexible Sensing Systems for Printed Electronic Applications, Amer Abdulmahdi Jabbar Chlaihawi

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Using Concept Maps to Monitor Knowledge Structure Changes in a Science Classroom, Leah J. Cook

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Justice Involved Veterans’ Post-Release Employment-Related Experiences, James L. Dawson

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Assessing a Punching Bag Feedback Performance Device, Neil Deochand

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Deadly Hostility: Feud, Violence, and Power in Early Anglo-Saxon England, David DiTucci

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From Descendants of Refugees to First-Generation College Students: The Untold Story of Southeast Asian American College Students’ Lived Experience, Vunsin Hiew Doubblestein

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Rebranding Mediocrity: A Rhetorical Analysis of Common Core Textbooks for College-Bound Writers, E. Suzanne Ehst

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Biosorption of Pharmaceuticals and Noble Metals Nanoparticles by Algal Turf Communities, Haider Abid Faraj

Methods for Systematic Characterization and Monitoring of Radiotherapy Administration to Breast Cancer Patients, Milton Soto Ferrari

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Evaluating the Effects of a Self-Management Program with a Peer-Mediated Praise Procedure, Sean P. Field

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Slavery and Manumission in Fourteenth-Century Palermo, Jack Goodman

Predictors of Change in Cognitive Processing Therapy for Veterans in a Residential PTSD Treatment Program, Andrew C. Hale

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From the Arab World to the American World: Transition and Adjustment Experiences of Muslim Women, Nancy Hammoudah

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Primatus Hispaniae: Identity and Assimilation in Medieval Toledo, Patrick W. Harris

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Effects of Early Adolescent Exposure to d-Amphetamine in a Rodent Model of Nicotine Reward, Eric Louis Harvey

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Sex Differences in Serotonergic and Dopaminergic Mediation of LSD Discrimination in Rats, Keli A. Herr

The Collage Effect: Form and Participatory Reading in Contemporary Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Krystal Howard

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Evolution of Caffeine Biosynthetic Enzymes and Pathways in Flowering Plants, Ruiqi Huang

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Preparing Teachers in English Language Arts: Mentor Teachers Speak, Lindsay J. Jeffers

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Interpersonal Dependency and Self-Efficacy on Intention to Return to a Domestically Violent Relationship among Low-Income Women, Erin N. Jenkins

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Impact of Post-Secondary Correctional Education on Self-Efficacy and Personal Agency of Formerly Incarcerated African American Men, David E. Jones

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Lived Experience of College Students Who Reduced their Alcohol Consumption, Devin L. Jordan

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Dielectronic Recombination Calculations for Silicon-Like Ions and the S2+ Orion Nebula Abundance Conundrum, Jagjit Kaur

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Expanding a Path Analytic Model of Quality Management to Include the Management of Safety, Bruce J. Ladewski

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Birth Record Analysis of Gestational Diabetes: Applications for Intervention Planning, Elizabeth L. MacQuillan

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Analytical and Numerical Optimization of a Solar Thermoelectric Generator (STEG), Hadi Ali Mohammed Madkhali

Four Films, Michael Marberry

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Investigating Personality Traits of Registered Nurses: Implications for Personnel Evaluation, Stephanie N. Means

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General Education Teachers’ Attitudes about Inclusion, Larry D. Monje

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Examination of the Effects of Computer Assisted Mindfulness Strategies with Adolescents in an Alternative High School Setting, Justin A. Moore

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Attitudes toward Professional Psychological Help among Kenyan Immigrants Living in the United States, Reuben M. Mwangi

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Structures of Metallacarboranes and Coordination Complexes: Coordination Sensors Based on Rhodamine B and Quinolines, Agozie Nnaemeka Oyeamalu

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Dominican College Students’ Experiences of Distress, Help-Seeking and Stigma, Laura Alicia Pacheco del Castillo

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Dangerous Deals: A Case Study of NAFTA as a Criminogenic Policy, Daniel J. Patten

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A House Divided Cannot Stand: The Case for Latino-Black Coalitions, Sarah Perez

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Implementing the Primary Care Behavioral Health Model in a Pediatric Setting: Description, Satisfaction, and Potential Economic Outcomes, Rachel A. Petts

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A Corporate Model: Aligning National Nonprofit Expectations with Regional/Local Efforts to Serve the Mission, Emma A. Powell

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Mitral Cell Dendritic Arbors are Negatively Affected by Various Forms of Deafferentation and Can Recover in Adult Zebrafish, Joanna M. Pozzuto

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Bicultural Identity Integration and Individual Resilience as Moderators of Acculturation Stress and Psychological Wellbeing of Asian Bicultural Immigrants, Hartini Abdul Rahman

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Fluid Manipulations Using a Piezo Electric Transformer for Sensing and Spray Generation Applications, Zeinab Ramshani

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Frequency and Nature of Elementary School Teacher-Student Interactions, Thomas Ratkos

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An Investigation of Turkish Middle School Science Teachers’ Pedagogical Orientations towards Direct and Inquiry Instructional Approaches, Selcuk Sahingoz

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Protecting Sensitive Data in Clouds Using Active Data Bundles and Agent-Based Secure Multi-Party Computation, Akram Y. Sarhan

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Artificial Immune Systems: Applications, Multi-Class Classification, Optimizations, and Analysis, Brian Haroldo Schmidt

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Spatial Analysis of Time between Two Consecutive Dental and Two Consecutive Well-Child Visits for Foster Care Youth, Chenyang Shi

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Education and Nutrition Problems in Rural China, Rong Shi

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Investigation of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention with Survivors of Interpersonal Violence, Laura Elise Stayton

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Experimental Therapy of Human Triple Negative Breast Cancer Using Oncolytic Tanapoxvirus Recombinants Expressing Interleukin-2 And Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1, Yogesh R. Suryawanshi

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Are the Leadership Behaviors of K–12 Leaders in Mid-Western Urban School Districts Influenced by their Beliefs and Attitudes Regarding Spirituality?, Ericka M. Taylor

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Optical Properties of Quantum-Sized Gold and Silver Nanoclusters, Viraj Dhanushka Thanthirige

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Chemotypic Variation of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds in Midwest Forest and Atmospheric Role of Peroxyacyl Nitrates in Southeastern U.S., Shino Toma

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Superintendents’ Response to the Revised School Code Requiring Merit Pay in Selected Michigan School Districts, Mark A. Tompkins

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Good Looking in the Dark: A Narrative across Three Mediums, Aimee J. Valentine

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The Influence of Training Procedures on Generalization Performance in Scent-Detection Rats, Erin Watkins

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Three Essays on Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Behavior, Wan Wei

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Effects of Historical Story Telling on Student Understanding of NOS and Mendelian Genetics, Cody Tyler Williams

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Modelling Student Misconceptions Using Nested Logit Item Response Models, Mustafa Yildiz

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Development of Traditional and Rank-Based Algorithms for Linear Models with Autoregressive Errors and Multivariate Logistic Regression with Spatial Random Effects, Shaofeng Zhang

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Oncolytic Tanapoxvirus for Melanoma Therapy, Tiantian Zhang

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Discriminative and Reinforcing Effects of Cocaine-Levamisole Combinations, Zachary J. Zimmermann

Dissertations from 2016

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Indoor Localization of Mobile Devices Based on Wi-Fi Signals Via Convex Optimization and Bregman Divergence, Osamah Ali Abdullah

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Three Essays on the Economics of Child Labor and Child Education, Kofi Acheampong

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Fault Detection and Localization in Solar Photovoltaic Systems using Sensing Frameworks, Masoud Mohsen Alajmi

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Examining the Existence and Importance of Ten Skills for Successful School Leaders from Saudi Principals’ Perspectives, Khalifah Albalawi

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The Empowerment of Academic Women Leaders at Saudi Universities and Its Relationship to Their Administrative Creativity, Azala M. Al Ghamdi

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Empirical Evaluation of Different Features of Design in Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Deyab Almaleki

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A Metaevaluation of School Counseling Program Evaluations, Saeed Mohammed Almueed

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Development and Evaluation of Matrix Material Formulations for Potential Integration into Immunodiagnostic Biosensors, Payam Aminayi

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Culturally Relevant Education for Rural Schools: Creating Relevancy in Rural America, Joshua J. Anderson

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Three Essays Assessing Global Value Chain Fragmentation on International Trade Using the World Input-Output Database, Johanna Retana Attoh

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Compressive Sensing Framework for Mass Spectrometry Data Analysis, Khalfalla Ahmad Kh. Awedat

Ghost Notes, Scott M. Bade

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A Formative Evaluation of a Program Providing Support to College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kourtney Kay Bakalyar

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Integration of Professional Identity and Christian Religious Identity in Undergraduate Social Work Students, Lolene K. Bargerstock

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Factors Affecting Community Participation in Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Molly Bathje

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Personality Factors, Self-Care, and Perceived Stress Levels on Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Doctoral Students, Jennifer L. Bauer

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Who Controls Immigration Judges?: Towards a Multi-Institutional Model of Administration Judge Behavior, Mark Richard Beougher

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The Behavioral Revolution in Contemporary Political Science: Narrative, Identity, Practice, Joshua R. Berkenpas

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Discriminative Stimulus Effects of 3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone and 4-Methylmethcathinone, Michael D. Berquist

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A Transdiagnostic Approach to Emotion Regulation: The Development and Validation of Two Scales of Emotion Regulation, Lauren M. Borges

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The Influence of Feedback on Implicit Bias in a Sample of Primarily Caucasian Women Counselors-in-Training, Branson L. Boykins

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Design and Validation of an Electro-Hydraulic Pressure-Control Valve and Closed-Loop Controller, Jerry Boza