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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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

Theses from 2015

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Residential Property Values and Historic Districts: A Kalamazoo Case Study, Curtis Aardema

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Evaluation of the Safety Effectiveness of Clearview Font and Fluorescent Yellow Sheeting on Michigan Freeways and Non-Freeways, Lusanni Mercedes Acosta Rodrieuez

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Geological Controls on Stratigraphy and Sedimentation of the Mississippian Marshall Formation, Michigan Basin, U.S.A., Joseph G. Adducci

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Signage Recognition Based Wayfinding System for the Visually Impaired, Abdullah Khalid Ahmed

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Computer Aided Brain Tumor Edge Extraction Using Morphological Operations, Warqaa Shaher AlAzawee

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Synthesis of New Platinum-Based Anti-Cancer Drugs, Saud O. Albaroodi Yasser

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Performance Analysis of Distance Relay on Shunt/Series Facts-Compensated Transmission Line, Ahmed Kareem Lafta Al-Behadili

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Impact of Calendering and Silver Addition to Carbon Nanotube-Based Electrodes Used in Printed Multi-Layer Capacitors, Ramea Awni Al-Mubarak

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Design of a New Digital Relay for Transmission Line Fault Detection, Classification and Localization Based on a New Composite Relay and Artificial Neural Network Approach, Ahmed Sabri Altaie

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Formant Frequency Transitions in the Fluent Speech of Adults who do and do not Stutter: Testing the over-reliance on feedback hypothesis, Kaitlin Arnold

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Language Policy in Turkey and Its Effect on the Kurdish Language, Sevda Arslan

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Fostering the Efficacious Adolescent Artist, Regina Beltowski

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Physiological Response to Dissonance in Musicians and Nonmusicians, Angela Beth Biehl

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Loss on Ignition Using Infrared Heating, Benjamin J. Binoniemi

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A Comparison Study of Diagnostic Outcomes between the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC) and the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R), Caitlyn E. Bodine

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Breastfeeding with the Bronson Mothers’ Milk Bank, MaryKate Bodnar

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Geochemical and Petrological Characterization of the Back Forty Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposit, Anthony Robert Boxleiter

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Emotional Responses to Musical Dissonance in Musicians and Nonmusicians, Rebecca Joan Bumgarner

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Music Therapists Behind Locked Doors: The Role of Trauma Exposure and Current Music Therapy Practices in Correctional and Forensic Psychiatry, Deanna K. Bush

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Analysis of Mobility Impact for Implementing Complete Streets, Marino Esteban Calderón Díaz

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Effect of a 7-Week Rock Climbing Class on Physical Fitness and Performance, Justin Scott Cargo

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A Microscopic Simulation Approach to Performance Evaluation of Intelligent Transportation System Corridors: A Case in Michigan, Matthew Levi Clark

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Anomalous Thermal Indicators from Authigenic Minerals in Upper Paleozoic Strata of the Michigan Basin, Kyle Cox

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Putting the Motive Back in Motivation: Exploring the Promise of Intention and Practical Knowledge in Reengaging the Apathetic Learner, Lisa M. Cronkhite-Marks

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Careers in Aging: Increasing Interest and Investigating Career Paths, Paul Cunnington

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Fighting for Inclusion: The Origin of Gay Liberation at the University of Michigan, Eric Denby

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Phase Change Lines, Scale Breaks and Trend Lines Using Excel 2013TM, Neil Deochand

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Control of Cation Ordering in Zinc Tin Nitride and In-Situ Monitoring of Growth, Brian Christopher Durant

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Using an Interactive Mobile Application to Crowdsource Data Collection for Management Issues in Asylum Lake Preserve, Kalamazoo, MI, Alexander Ebenstein

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Northsong, Neal Endicott

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Environmental Impact of Conference Realignment, Bradley Farley

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Design and Analysis of Speed Control Using Hybrid PID-Fuzzy Controller for Induction Motors, Ahmed Fattah

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State of Memory: National History and Exclusive Identity in Contemporary Denmark, John Terrell Foor

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Creative Concentrations: A Secondary Design Curriculum, Linnea Roberta Gustafson

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Differential Effects of Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and Mephedrone in Rats Trained to Discriminate MDMA or a D-Amphetamine+MDMA Mixture, Eric Louis Harvey

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Petrological and Geochemical Evaluation of the Sturgeon Falls Intrusive Body, Jonathan Michael Haynes

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Patterns in Faunal Remains at Fort St. Joseph, a French Fur Trade Post in the Western Great Lakes, Joseph Hearns

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“Men of Good Timber”: An Archaeological Investigation of Labor in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Aaron Howe