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 2013

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Cyber-Adaptive Physical Systems for Automated Construction Progress Monitoring and Asset Tracking, Syed Hammad Rasheed

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Liminal Losers: Breakdowns and Breakthroughs in Reality Television's Biggest Hit, Caitlin Rickert

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Traversing Bourgeois Spaces: How a First-Generation College Student Makes Sense of the Academy, Tabatha L. Roberts

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Data Storage Alternatives for a Gridded Crop Disease Risk Forecasting System, Paul J. Roehsner

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Labeling Research Deviant: A Comparative Analysis of Federal Ad Hoc Commissions on Human Subject Research, Brian W. Rossana

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Closer to Nature: Exploring Environmental Summer Camp Experience Through Ethnographic Fiction, Courtney Morgan Schofield

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Location and Competitive Strategy in Retail: The Case of GameStop in Michigan, Karl P. Schrantz

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Using Soil Organic Matter as an Iron Chelate to Enhance the Efficiency of Modified Fenton Oxidition of Diesel Fuel in Arctic Soils, Mary K. Sherwood

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Extended Color Gamut for Flexographic Printing, Gaurav Dinesh Sheth

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Instrumentation Electronics for an Integrated Electrophysiology Data Acquisition and Stimulation System, Donovan Squires

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Development of CFD Models for the Purposes of Exploring Free Surface Wave Phenomena, Leonard P. Stoehr

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Ethical Ambivalence in Local Television Weathercasting: A Rossian Analysis, Vernon Keith Thompson

Transport and Catabolism of Inositol Derivatives in Sinorhizobium Meliloti, Mary Jean Thwaites

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Economic Autonomy of the Miskitu Women of the North Atlantic Autonomous Region, Nicaragua: Do Current Development Polices Apply to Matrifocal Societies?, Ariana M. Toth

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Late Mississippian (Chesterian) Through Early Pennsylvanian (Atokan) Strata, Michigan Basin, U.S.A., Shannon M. Towne

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Roatan Honduras and Perceptions of Divers’ Location Choices in the Caribbean, Juli Dawn Tripicchio

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An Implementation of Controller Area Network Bus Analyzer Using Microblaze and Petalinux, Tung-Hsun Tsou

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Climbing into the Ivory Tower: A Look at Administrative Perspectives on Sexual Assault on the College Campus, Tasha Nichole Turner

Elevated Expression of Adaptive Immune Proteins in the Cerebellum and Pons of Patients with Multiple System Atrophy, Karen Van Wagner

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La oficina de la mujer (OMM): A Conduit for Social Empowerment among Women in a Small Guatemalan Lake Community, Rachel Volk

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Executive Functions and Social Interactions: Developing Social Scenarios, Mackenzie Waite

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Creating Sustainable Economic and Ecological Growth in the Congo Basin: Bushmeat Consumption and Biodiversity Protection, Richelle Lynn Warnock

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Improved Deinkability of LEP (Liquid Electrophotography) Digital Prints, Zheng Wei

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Expression of the Chemokine Receptor, CXCR4, and Its Ligand, SDF-1, Are Increased in Purkinje Cells of the Multiple System Atrophy Cerebellum, Megan Welter

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Preschoolers with Speech and Language Impairment: Case Studies from a Teacher-Delivered Phonological Awareness Program, Katherine J. Wickham

The Effects of Immunological Castration on the Testicular Function of Boars Given Two Different Anti-GnRH Vaccinen, Nicholas Alan Wicks

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The Effects of a Moisture-Wicking Fabric Shirt on the Physiological Responses During Acute Exercise in the Heat, Kimberly Wigboldy

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Integrating Depositional Facies and Sequence Stratigraphy in Characterizing Unconventional Reservoirs: Eagle Ford Shale, South Texas, Seth Jordan Workman

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A Preliminary Study of the Articulatory and Acoustic Features of Forward and Backward Tone Placement in Singing, Krista Wyllys

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The Geology of the South Antelope Pass Area of the Southern Peloncillo Mountains, Hidalgo County, New Mexico, John A. Yellich

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Implementation and Analysis of a 1.4L Turbo Liquid Cooled CAC and AC Condenser System, Mitchell Zajac

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Stratigraphic Controls on Diagenetic Pathways in the St. Peter Sandstone, Michigan Basin, Stephen A. Zdan

Theses from 2012

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Reservoir Characterization and Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential in Middle Devonian Dundee Limestone Reservoirs, Michigan Basin, USA, Abrahim Abduslam

Online Anonymity and its Effects on Virtual Community: A Microdiscursive Analysis of the Teachers.net Public Chatboard, Katyn M. Adams

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High Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery Characterization for Vehicular Applications, Sazzad Hossain Ahmed

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Scopolamine-Induced Dry Eye Model in Female Rats, Ryan Alderson

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The Rise and Fall of Kin Structure in the Neotropical, Family-Living Buff-Breasted Wren (Cantorchilus Leucotis) in Gamboa, Panama, Sarah C. Alessi

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Privacy and Security Issues in IoT Healthcare Applications for the Disabled Users a Survey, Wassnaa AL-mawee

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Composition of Jazz Pieces with Samba and Marimba Influences, Maria Cecelia Davila Almeida

Historical Referentiality in E.L. Doctorow's The Book of Daniel and Ragtime, Hanan Hashem Aly

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Characterizing the Internal Architecture of Upper Bone Spring Limestone Turbidites and Mass-Transport Deposits (MTDs) Utilizing High-Resolution Image Log Technology, Jason J. Asmus

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The Effects of Coolant Temperature on Spark Ignition Engine Performance, Alaa M. Attar

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Assessment of the Discriminative Stimulus Effects and Time Courses of Salvinorin A and Two Synthetic Salvinorin B Derivatives, Methoxylmethyl (MOM) and Ethoxymethyl (EOM), Ethers in Rats Trained To Discriminate U69,593, Lisa M. Bell

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Gender and the Boundaries of National Identity: U.S. Women as a Citizen Class in the Long 1960s, Sara Bijani

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The Effects of Replacing Dispersed Trash and Recycling Bins with Integrated Waste Receptacles on the Accuracy of Waste Sorting in an Academic Building, Katherine J. Binder

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Understanding Flight Delays at U.S. Airports in 2010, Using Chicago O'Hare International Airport as a Case Study, Paul Blackwood

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Direct Analysis of Hops by Leaf Spray and Paper Spray Mass Spectrometry, Kari Blain

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CD68 Immune Cell Involvement in Purkinje Cell Degeneration in the Cerebellum of Multiple System Atrophy Patients, Ashley A. Bostic

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Prospects for an International Charter "Space and Major Disaster" Remote Sensing Response to Drought Disasters - An Anhui, China Case Study, Joseph Burkhead

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Effects of Symbol Prompts and 3D Pavement Illusions on Motorist Yielding at Crosswalks, Nicole M. Cambridge

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The Influence of Coating Structure on Sheet-Fed Offset Ink Setting Rates, Ting Chen

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How Now Shall We Consume: Widening Conception of Political Consumption and Analysis of the American Buyer, John Patton Chew

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Foreign Direct Investment in Italy 2000-2010: Spatial Patterns and Implications, Enzo Crescentini

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Geophysical and Remote Sensing Applications for a Better Understanding of the Structural Controls on Groundwater Flow in the Lucerne Valley, California, Dale R. Dailey

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Superintendent Leadership and School Governance Performance, Ronald Drzewicki

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Absorber Geometry Optimization for a New Wave Energy Converter, Rachel A. Durren

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Creating Original Garments Using Couture Sewing Methods, Nicole S. Eckerson

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The Effects of Reinforcer-Paired Stimuli on Operant Behavior: Review, Demonstration, and Conceptual Analysis, Timothy Lowell Edwards

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The Kappa Opioid Agonist, Salvinorin A, Attenuates Locomotor Effects of Morphine but not Morphine-Induced Conditioned Place Preference, Stacy Dianne Engebretson

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Fabrication of Printed Substrate for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Ali Eshkeiti

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Stratigraphic Framework for Deposits of the Saginaw Lobe, Barry and Calhoun Counties, Michigan, USA, Stephanie K. Ewald

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Evaluating the Effects of Lithofacies and Thin Shales on the Lateral Distribution of Hydrothermal Dolomite Reservoirs in the Michigan Basin, Peter J. Feutz

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Rape and Sexual Coercion in the Penitentials: Evidence Before 1100, Rachel E. Friedensen

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Laboratory Measures of Aggression in Methadone Patients, Catherine M. Gayman

Beyond Flint's Dependent Deindustrialization: A Visual Examination of Social Capital, Amanda Graziano

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The Implementation of a Versatile Pseudodynamic Hybrid Simulation for Seismic Evaluation of Structural Systems, Chelsea Griffith

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Catalytic Engineering of the Flagellin Protein, Alexandra M. Haase

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Flutes, Festivities, and Fragmented Tradition: A Study of the Meaning of Music in Otavalo, Brenna C. Halpin

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A Localized Investigation of High Resolution Groundwater Flow Properties of the Saginaw Aquifer Mason, Michigan, Amanda Hayden

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Equipment Qualification of Ion Mobility Spectrometry and Method Development and Validation for Pharmaceutical Equipment Cleaning Validation, Amy Lee Heiser

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How Facebook Friendship Transforms the Superior-Subordinate Relationship: A View from Relational Dialectics Theory, Raquel Hellenga

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The Effect of Innovative Technology on Seatbelt Use, Bryan W. Hilton

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Cognitive Defusion to Treat College Students with Low Self-Esteem, Marchion Hinton

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The Effects of Altering Response Effort During Data Collection on Observer Accuracy: Data Collection Procedures on Hand Hygeine Compliance, Krista Hinz

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Sweetness and Strength: Codes of Femininity and Body Image in Branded Social-Networking Messages and Consumer Responses, Anne M. Holcomb

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Studies on Enzyme Functional Evolution in the SABATH Multigene Family Using Phylogenetic and Biochemical Approaches, Ruiqi Huang

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Power Transmission Line Fault Classification Using Support Vector Machines, Zhuokang Jia

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Regression-Based Prioritization and Data Modeling for Customized Civil Engineering Data Collection, Omar Kanaan

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Understanding Wildfire Hazard Vulnerability of Residents in Teton County, Wyoming, Lucas Kanclerz

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An Analysis of Personal Adornment at Fort St. Joseph (20BE23), An Eighteenth-Century French Trading Post in Southwest Michigan, Ian B. Kerr

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A Cross-National, Longitudinal Test of Institutional Anomie Theory, Marc Alan Kittleson

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Experiencing "Both/And-Ness": Dialectics of Interactions of International Students, Yoko Kubo

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Can You Get Beliefs from Retweets? An Examination of the Extended Parallel Processing Model on Social Media, Xialing Lin

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The Distinctiveness, Intimacy, and Efficacy of FAP Compared to Non-Directive Support: An Alternating Treatments Design, Daniel W. M. Maitland

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Physics Faculty Use of Example Solutions in Teaching Introductory Physics, William O. Mamudi

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A Comparison of the Effect of In-Street Pedestrian Signs Alone, the Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacon Alone and Both Together on Yielding Behavior, Hana Sahar Manal

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Statistical and Numerical Integrated Approach for Detecting Onset of Prefabricated Bridge Component Connection Deterioration, Cem Mansiz

3-D Reservoir Characterization of the South Buckeye Field, Dundee Formation (Devonian), Michigan Basin, USA, Shawn Michael McCloskey

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The Impact of Computer-Based Educational Technology on English as a Second Language (ESL) at University Level: Instructor Perceptions, Mohammed Mohammed

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Current Music Therapy Practice with Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in the United States: A Survey of the Profession, Melinda K. Murray

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"His Head Rolled Forth Onto the Floor:" Women, the Abject, and the Male Gaze in Old English Poetry, Jaime Michelle Myers

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Design of a Catenoidal Shaped Anechoic Termination, Kyle Myers

Design of Master Controller for Dual Axis Sun Tracking System Based on the Computation of Sun Position, Fariba Nasiri

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Benchmarking of a Single-Cylinder Engine Toward the Development of a Direct Fuel-Injection System, Michael J. Nienhuis

Injury-Induced Degeneration and Regeneration of the Adult Zebrafish Olfactory System Affects Morphology, Function, and Behavior, Taylor R. Paskin

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Music Therapy in the NICU: Interventions and Techniques in Current Practice and a Survey of Experience and Designation Implications, Suzanna A. Peczeniuk-Hoffman

Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study Evaluating Follow-Up Care Visits and Pharmacological Therapy of Individuals with Type II Diabetes and Hypertension in an Urban Community Health Center, Phyllis Haugabook Pennock

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Tiny Sounds, Valeria Ch. Jonard Perez

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Experimental Determination of Colburn and Friction Factors in Small Plate Heat Exchangers with High Surface Enlargement Factors, Andrew H. Pike

Passive Control of Thin-Wing Flutter, Nicholas L. Pohl