All master’s theses completed through the Graduate College of Western Michigan University since 2012 have been entered into ScholarWorks. Some may be embargoed or restricted by the authors and may be only available from on-campus computers. Print copies from earlier years are available through interlibrary loan. We have a few digital copies of earlier years. If you have any questions, please contact maira.bundza@wmich.edu.

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Theses from 2016

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Internal Fault Location in Transformer Windings, Samir Yehya Abed-Alkareem Alzekri

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Second Law of Thermodynamics Analysis of an Internal Combustion Engine Fueled with Methane, Muataz Abotabik

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Total Harmonics Distortion Reduction Using Adaptive, Weiner, and Kalman Filters, Liqaa Alhafadhi

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The Effect of Flexibility on Interaction of Two Fibers Settling in Moderate Reynolds Numbers, Ahmed Alhasan

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Development of Strain and Pressure Sensors on Flexible and Stretchable Platforms, Mohammed Mudher Mohammed Ali

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Environmental Applications of Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Wisam Abdulabbass Flawih Al-lsawi

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A General Code to Represent the Mathematical Life Cycle Cost Model of Bridge, Bajel Mohammed Alshadeedi

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Analysis of Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes in Michigan, Ahmed Abbas Ghubin Al-zubaidi

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Comparison of Safety and Operational Performances for Three Engineering Countermeasures, Ali Hamzah Hussein Alzuhairi

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Evaluation of an Alternative Natural Surfactant for Non Aqueous Phase Liquid Remediation, Brian A. Beach

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Optimization Methodology for CVT Ratio Scheduling with Consideration of Both Engine and CVT Efficiency, Steven Beuerle

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Royal Advice and Religious Authority in Smaragdus of St. Mihiel's Via regia:An Analysis and Critical Edition, Roland Black

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Comprehensive Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Pedestrian Countdown Signals on Road Users in Michigan, Richard Atta Boateng

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Political Utopias of the Renaissance: An Analysis of Thomas More’s Utopia, Johann Valentinus Andreae’s Christianopolis, and James Harrington’s The Commonwealth Of Oceana, Brittany Page Brake

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Using Photography as an Anthropological Approach to Studying Culture at the Mount Pleasant lndian lndustrial Boarding School, 1893-1934, David Brown

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Stable Isotope Investigations of Two Components of the Cryosphere: Snow and Icicle Formation, Thomas C. Brubaker

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Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: The Curious Case [Study] of California’s Proposition 37, Dave Brundage

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Safety Benefit Analysis of Alternative Delineation Practices in Michigan, Brenda C. Burdick

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A Location Allocation Model for Retention Basin Placement on Vacant Land in Detroit, MI, Keith Chapman

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Electrostatic Nanosmearing Architecture of Additive Functional Groups during High Shear Mixing of Pharmaceutical Blends, Sajan Kumar Chatarla

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The Oncolytic Potential of Tanapoxvirus to Treat Retinoblastoma, John D. Christie

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Examining the Effectiveness of a Training Video on the lmplementation and lnterpretation of a Functional Analysis, Alissa Anne Conway

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Stratigraphy of the Upper Devonian-Lower Mississippian Michigan Basin: Review and Revision with an Emphasis on the Ellsworth Petroleum System, Bryan J. Currie

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Analytical Study of Miniature Thermoelectric Device, Mohammed Dhannoon

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Analytical Modeling and Numerical Simulation of a Thermoelectric Generator Including Contact Resistances, Shripad Dhoopagunta

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The Effects of Individual and Social Comparison Graphic Feedback on Incented Performance, Yngvi Freyr Einarsson

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Optimal Design of a Thermoelectric Cooling/Heating System for Car Seat Climate Control (CSCC), Abdulmunaem H. Elarusi

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Differentiating Saginaw from Huron-Erie lce Lobe Meltwater Deposits in South Central Michigan Using Longitudinal Profiles, Grain Size Analysis, and Lithology, Nathan R. Erber

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Optimal Design of Automotive Exhaust Thermoelectric Generator (AETEG), Hassan Fagehi

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Characterizing Groundwater Recharge and Streamflow using Stable Isotopes of Oxygen and Hydrogen, Chanse M. Ford

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Effect of Listening to Music During Warmup on Wingate Anaerobic Test Performance, Russell P. Fox

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A Parameterized Implementation of a Hybrid Fuzzy Boolean Finite State Machine using an FPGA, Sean T. Fuller

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A Sequence Stratigraphic Model for the Silurian A-1 Carbonate and Modeling of a Niagara-Lower Salina Reef Complex, Michigan Basin, U.S.A, Jonathan D. Garrett

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Preliminary Study of Optical-Flow Based Background-Oriented Schlieren Measurements, Hassan A. Ghazwani

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Development of an Analytical Model for Beams with Two Dimples in Opposing Directions, Mofareh H. Ghazwani

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The Impact of a Student Device Technology Integration Professional Development Program on K-6 Performance Data, Peter Grostic

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Model Based Vehicle Simulation for Electrically Actuated Transmission Test Cells, Kenneth L. Gruel

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ORRM6 is a Novel Organellar RNA Recognition Protein Involved in Plastid RNA Editing in Arabidopsis Thaliana, Justin B. Hackett

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Modeling, Optimizing and Testing Thermoelectric Generators for Liquid-to-Liquid Low Grade Waste Heat Recovery, Ali Eyddan Hamil

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A General Code to Simulate the Effect of Indirect Lightning on Overhead Lines Using EMTP-Type Programs, Hasan Jameel Hasan

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Redistribution of the Chicago’s Divvy Bike-Share Stations Using Linear Optimization Model: An Equity Perspective, Md Mehedi Hasan

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Oppression, Evaluation, and Direction: Understanding Character Agency through the Music of Wozzeck, Eric Allen Hester

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An Intra-Site Spatial Analysis of Fort St. Joseph (20BE23) in Niles, MI, Katelyn Deann Hillmeyer

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An Exploration of CubeSat Propulsion, Andrew Davis Hine

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Geochemical and Petrological Studies on the Origin of Nickel-Copper Sulfide Mineralization at the Eagle lntrusion in Marquette County, Michigan, Benjamin Davis Hinks

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lnfluence of Persulfate on Solidification/Stabilization Characteristics of ISS Treatment, Jeffrey M. Hudson

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Ransoming for the Faith: Medieval Perceptions of the Role of Mercedarians in Catalan Society, Spencer Thomas Hunt

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Slug Tests in Unconfined Aquifers, Rozkar Izzaddin Ismael

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The Use of Personality Type to Improve Team Collaboration within Design Studios, Beth Rolston Jarl

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Three Poems by Marcel Price, Kevin Kerr

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Verifying Automated Prestressed Concrete Design Software for MDOT Bridge Design Standards, Hussein Kadhim Abood Khalaf

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Nightmare in the City of Dreams: Civic Consciousness and Industrialization in Imperial Vienna, 1848-1881, J. Alexander Killion

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Networking and Connecting Creative Minds: Understanding Social Media’s Role in Today’s Visual Arts Instruction, Tonya Rose Kirby

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Descriptive Analysis of Activity Transition Data in an Intensive Autism Treatment Center, Ashley Marie Kotsiris

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Measurement of Activity and Stability of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Coated Crystal Surfaces, Anuradha Krishnan

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The Application of Chitosan on an Experimental Infection of Pseudogymnoascus Destructans Increases Survival in Little Brown Bats, Torin C. Kulhanek

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Improved Methodology for Developing Non-Motorized Safety Perfomance Functions, Keneth Morgan Kwayu

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Cultivation in an On-Demand Era: Television Consumption, Explicit and Implicit Attitudes toward Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals, Jasmine M. LaBine

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Application of Wavelet Transform in Structural Health Monitoring, Yashodhya Swarna Sri Dhanapala Liyana Kankanamge

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Development of Fully Printed and Flexible Strain, Pressure and Electrochemical Sensors, Dinesh Maddipatla

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Design, Modeling and Simulation of a Thermoelectric Cooling System (TEC), Pooja Iyer Mani

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Investigating Student Approaches to Learning with Structured or Unstructured Client Collaboration, Cara E. Masselink

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‘How Yoga Are You?’: Exploring the Contemporary Practice of Yoga in the United States, Olivia M. McLaughlin

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The Perceptions of Michigan Hunters Regarding Wolves (Canis Lupus) and the ldea of a Wolf-Hunt as a Management Option, Zachary A. Merrill

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A Geographic Distribution Analysis and Examination of Social-Psychological Factors and their lmpact on Death Penalty Support in the United States, Katy Moharter

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Impact of a Positive Behavior Support System on Staff Behavior at the Boys and Girls Club, Brian Molina

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The Effects of Electronic Data Collection, Immediate Graphic Feedback, and Automated Scheduled Prompts on Data Collection Adherence, Cody Morris

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A Genetic Algorithm Incorporating Design Choice for the Preliminary Design of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Kenneth Michael Mull

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The Decomposition of Hydroxylammonium Nitrate under Vacuum Conditions, Gregory A. Neff

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Factors lnfluencing Weight Gain and Perceived Barriers of Exercise in First Semester College Students, Noah C. Neuenfeldt

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A Case for Implementing Visual Aesthetics in Music Pedagogy, Mark Niskanen

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The Perceptions of Music Therapy Interns and Internship Supervisors: American Music Therapy Association Professional Competencies, Jordan Rebecca Novak

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Approved for All Audiences: A Longitudinal Content Analysis of the Portrayal of Women in Movie Trailers, Brooke S. O’Neil

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Strengthening Tier 1 Elementary Reading Within a Multi-Tiered System of Support, Carla N. Osborn

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Targeting Interventions to Reduce Chlamydia-Related Disparities in Kalamazoo County using GIS and Statistical Analysis, Claudio Owusu

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Physiology and Genetics Shape the Microbiome of a Seabird Species (Oceanodroma Leucorhoa) More than Environmental and Social Factors, Douglas S. Pearce

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Analysis of Transit Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Rostam Khalid Mohammed Ameen Qatra

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Application of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry for Ionic Liquids and their Biodegradation Products, Sepideh Rahbarirad

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The Role of Sexual Self-Disclosure in Partner Relational Satisfaction and Uncertainty, Riley Richards

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Developing Standard Procedures for Structural Aspects of Slide-in Bridges in Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), Ozan Utku Ridvanoglu

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Boundary Spanning Engagement: Transforming Institutional Culture to Support and Sustain an Engagement Agenda at a Public Research University, Sharon Seabrook Russell

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Extent of Capillary Rise in Sands and Silts, Rachel Lynn Salim

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Geochemical and Petrological Characterizations of Peridotite and Related Rocks in Marquette County, Michigan, Andrew Lloyd Sasso

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Current Perceptions of Music Therapists on the Benefits and Liabilities of State Licensure, Dianne Sawyer

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An Equivalent Plate Model with Orthotropic Material Properties for Adjacent Box-Beam Bridge Superstructure, Timothy Alexander Schnell

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Preparing for 1:1 Technology: Impact on Collaboration, Instruction, and Student Learning, Pamela R. Schwallier

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The Effects of a Peer Feedback Treatment Package on Math Performance in Students with Moderate Cognitive Impairments, Allaina Sheltrown

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Agents of Justice: Female Plaintiffs in the King’s Court in Thirteenth and Fourteenth-Century England, J. Savannah Shipman

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Shifting Gears of Safety: Women Truck Drivers Experience Added Safety Concerns Over the Road, Stephanie A. Sicard

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Spatial, Temporal Variability and Trends within the Tributaries of the Huron River: Effects on the Frequency of Flooding, Cheyenne India Stewart

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Pore Characterizations and Distributions within Niagaran – Lower Salina Reef Complex Reservoirs in the Silurian Northern Niagaran Pinnacle Reef Trend, Michigan Basin, Agam Arief Suhaimi

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The Value of the Arts in Education, Thorin Teague

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Coaching as a Packaged Intervention for Telemarketing Personnel, Rachael E. Tilka

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Experimental Characterization and Simulation of Carbon Nanotube Strain Sensing Films, Nagendra Krishna Chaitanya Tummalapalli

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Minimization of Metamerism in Wood Grain Printing using Different GCR Settings, Vinay Anil Turke

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Understanding College Students’ Exam Process in a General Chemistry Course, Angela Willson

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Interaction between Human Experience, Landscape , and Coffee Production in the Blue Mountain Region of Jamaica, Shohei Yoshida

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Transportation System and Its Association with Human Health – A Review and Modeling Approach, Fnu Zahed