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 2010

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Changes in Forest Tree Composition at Asylum Lake Preserve, Kalamazoo, Michigan, under Pressures of Global Climate Change, Cari DeLong

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Heritage Water Trail: A Feasibility Study on Cedar Creek, Michael Joseph DeMory

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Integration of Sustainability Measure into Highways, Krishna Prasad Dhakal

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Effects of Punishment on Instructional Control of Human Choice, Adam E. Fox

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Analysis of Agricultural Land Use Change in the Middle Reach of the Heihe River Basin, Northwest China, Li Fu

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The Effect of Video Game Use on Cognitive Abilities of Boys and Girls, Katya Gallegos

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Rend the Heavens: A Concerto in One Movement for Electric Guitar and Orchestra, Gordon van Gent

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Energy and Threshold Calibration of the Neutron Wall Array at NSCL, Brenna M. Giacherio

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Approaches to Inkjet Paper Coating Improvement, Roland Gong

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Evaluating and Troubleshooting of Nitrogen Removal in a Constructed Wetland for Wastewater Treatment, Meghan O. Good

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Production, Accumulation and Characterization of Surfactants Produced During the Chemical Oxidation of PAH Contaminated Soil, Joy T. Gryzenia

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Attitudes towards Gays and Lesbians, from 1988-2004, Tracy Hall

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Fluid-Flow Architecture of Sandstone Reservoirs in the Covenant Field, Sevier County, Utah, Emily E. Hartwick

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Impacts of El Nino Southern Oscillation Phases on Fusarium Head Blight Disease of Wheat, Cassandra Lynn Hoch

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Investigation of Damage Detection Methods with a Wireless Sensor Network, Mark Joseph Humiecki '

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Comparing Parent, Student, and Teacher Responses on a Language and Literacy Questionnaire, Joyce E. Irvine

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Personality Characteristics and Professional Well-Being of Music Therapists Practicing In The Great Lakes Region of the American Music Therapy Association, Christine M. Irwin

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The Generational Impact of American Catholic Attitudes on Public Policy Issues, Scott Janssen

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Sequential Interaction af A Tanapoxvirus Protein with Human Beta2- Microglobulin and Alpha2- Macroglobulin, David Jeng

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Parental Mediation on Children's Television Viewing in Malaysia, Diyana Kamarudin

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Geological Controls on Reservoir Quality for Carbon Sequestration in the Mount Simon Sandstone, Michigan Basin, USA, Stephen R. Kelley

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Layers, Sung Chul Kim Chul Kim

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How Study Abroad Programs at Western Michigan University Impact a Student's Future, Ashley A. King

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A Preliminary Investigation into the Effect of Kinesio and Athletic Tape on Skin Blood Flow Changes, Ryan Klawon

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A Mathematical Algorithm to Isolate Cyclic Variability in Internal Combustion Engines, Curtis S. Krallman

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Hollow Sphere Plastic Pigments to Improve Coating Smoothness for Printed Electronic Applications, Bhoopesh Kumar

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Digital Proofing of Spot Colors for Flexo Packaging, Sangmule Sangameshwar Laxmikant

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Paths to Citizenship: A Comparative Study of Japan, Germany and Sweden, Marisha L. Lecea

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A Sentence Combining Task: Scoring Methods For Differentiating Abilities, Michelle K. Magalski

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Integration of Tri-Axial (3D) Hall Effect Sensor Technology in Gear Position Sensing of Truck Transmission, John Manyala

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Biophysical Characterization of the N-Terminal Metal Binding Domains 4-6, 5-6 and Two Disease-Causing Mutations of the Human Wilson Protein, Nastaran Salehi Marzijarani

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Benchmark Assessment Rating Study of Technology Systems in West Michigan Schools, Michael C. Miller

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Nascar Demographics and Attraction Power, Mark A. Moody

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Application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) toward Zero Energy High Rise Office Buildings, Moutaz Mohammed Msawealfi

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Comparing Chemistry Faculty Beliefs about Student Problem-Solving with Grading Practices, Jacinta M. Mutambuki

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Foster Care Aftermath: Comparing Permanency Data before and after the First Round of Program Improvement Plans, Kristy Nicole Niblock

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The New Economy and Mighigan Communities: A Case Study of Kalamazoo, MI, Abigail Ofori-Amoah

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Social Factors Involved in Determining Best use Areas for Vetiver Grass in Rural Panama, Bruce M. Pahl

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'My Parent Was Also My Teacher": The Experience and Management of Relational Dialectics, Catharyn A. Palomino

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The Role of Women in Community Development in Slums: A Case Study of Jaipur, India, Malvika Singh Parmar

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Autohydrolysis of Red Oak and Wheat Straw with the Aid of Glycerol, Matej Pekarovic

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Modeling and Control of Hydraulic Servomechanisms, Ondrej Pekarovic

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Pigment and Binder Contributions to the Electrical Resistivity of SBS Board, Chinmay Vijaykumar Peshave

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Organocatalytic Asymmetric Wittig Reactions, Samir A. Pirani

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Detection of Hybrid and Quiet Vehicles by Blind and Visually Impaired Pedestrians, Jay M. Pliskow

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Traffic Motion Estimation Using Radon Transform, Ayman W. Qassem

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Injury Rate of Behavior-Based Safety Observers Versus Non-Observers, Krystyna A. Riley

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A Comparison of The Physiological Responses during Exercise of Varying Incline Levels between Two Different Elliptical Trainers, Bradley A. Roberts

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Geographically Targeting Neighborhood Investments a Case Study of the Vine Neighborhood, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Justin Robinson

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Design Recommendations for High Skew Link Slabs, Michael A. Romkema

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The Perceptions and Attitudes of Michigan General Music Educators Regarding Undergraduate Preparation, Training Experiences, and Additional Support Services Available for Working with Special Learners in the Music Classroom: A Pilot Study, Laurel Rosen-Weatherford

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From Nomos to Agape: An Examination of New Testament Social Drama as Illustrated by Themes of Love and Law, Jennifer Rubbelke

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Surface Sampling and Optimization of Desorption Electrospray Ionization by Spray Desorption Collection, Afrand Kamali Sarvestani

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A Survey of Music Therapists Regarding the Prevalence, Demographics, Goals, Music Interventions, and Treatment Modalities Utilized by Music Therapists in the Treatment of Pregnant Women, Brittin Lee Schumaker

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Sustainable Green Inks for Flexography: Development and Printability Study, Vyankat D. Sindphale

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Simulation of Landfill Gas Performance in a Spark Ignited Engine, Daniel P. Swain

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The Study of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds from Needles of White Pine (Pinus Strobus) in Northern Michigan, Shino Toma

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Alternative Female Beauty: Women and Tattoos, Shannon E. Vacek

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The Educational and Ministerial Goals of Female Seminarians, Lori Verspoor

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Numerical Simulations and Analysis of Ductile Mode Micro Laser Assisted Machining of Silicon Carbide, Saurabh R. Virkar

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Quantitative Image Analysis of the Rostral Pons in Patients with Multiple System Atrophy, Jeffrey T. Walburn

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The Select Few: An Evaluation of Law School Admissions Following Changes in Affirmative Action Policy, Erik Joseph Walton

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Representations of Homosexuality by Exodus International Ministries and Westboro Baptist Church Websites, Cody Wedge

Theses from 2009

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Dynamic Modeling and Simulation of Hose-Paradrogue Assembly for Mid-Air Operations, Husain Ahmad

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Optimization Computer Model for Heavy Equipment Selection, Naif Albelwi

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Optimal Placement of Traffic Sensors for Traffic Operation and Management, Nahedh M. Alhubail

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An Integrated Database Management System and Building Information Modeling for Sustainable Design, Sultan Althobaiti

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Increasing Cell Phone User Following Distance by Prompts, Goal-setting, and Feedback in a Driving Simulator, Michelle Arnold

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Applying a Phronetic Critical Race Methodology: Kalamazoo Public Schools Anti-Racism Team People's History Project, Joy Brooke Bailey

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The Design and Implementation of a Sensor Network System for Concrete Bridge Health Monitoring, Joseph John Barbera

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The Fusion of Ethnic And Religious Identity in Post-Communist Russia, David M. Barry

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The Evolution of a Data Based School, Gary J. Barton

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The Ongoing Revolution in American Political Science, Joshua R. Berkenpas

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Coating Formulations for Digital Printing: Application of Phase Change Inks, Hemant Bohra

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Defining Delayed Consequences as Reinforcers: Some Do, Some Don't, and Nothing Changes, Kelly P. Bradley

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"Our Thesis": An Ethnographic Construction of Shared/Shadow Reality Communicated Between Postmarital Siblings, Krystal M. Bresnahan

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Exit 33: The Economic Decline of Benton Harbor, Ml, Shay Kathleen Briggs

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The Altercatio Ecclesiae et Synagogae as a Late Antique Anti-Jewish Polemic, Michael J. Brinks

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The Immediate Effects of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) on Gait Parameters and Resulting Synchronization Capability of Adults with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Erin E. Bristol

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A Comparative Analysis of Bridge-Faiths: A Thesis on Messianic Judaism, Evangelical Feminism, and Unity School of Christianity, Joseph James Byle

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Dissociative and Non-Dissociative Processes in 1.0-2.0 MeV/U O5+ + O2 Collisions, David P. Cassidy

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Investigation of Underhood Buoyancy Driven Flow and Thermal Measurements in a Simplified Full Scale Underhood Engine Compartment with Open Enclosure, Charles Davis

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Looking for the Religious in Rock and Roll: Bob Marley as Prophet, Jimi Hendrix as Priest, and Jim Morrison as Mystic, Brandon O'Neal Dean

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Absence of Learning and Memory Impairments in Female Rats Following Repeated Administration of Dextromethorphan During Adolescence, Amy L. Durgin

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How to Capture Light Curves of Transiting Exoplanets in Your Own Backyard, Michael Jerry Durren

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Competition between Homologous Neurons for Innervation Territories, Alicia Morgan Eby

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Acquisition and Analysis of Biological Neural Network Action Potential Sequences, Michael E. Ellinger

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Optimization of Production Operations in Plastics Manufacturing, Elizabeth E. Evans

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Synthesis and Characterization of Monodisperse Metallic Nanoparticles and Their Catalytic Activity, Ruel G. Freemantle

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Design and Analysis of a Fatigue Monitoring Sensor, Subash Gokanakonda

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A Study of The Greek Minority of Early Fourteenth Century Palermo, Jack Goodman

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Improving the Uncertainty of the Pair Branching Ratio for the First Excited Spin 0 State of Carbon-12, Nicholas J. Goodman

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A Voyage East: The Liber Peregrinationis of Riccoldo da Montecroce, Rachel E. Graf

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The Effects of Salvinorin A on the Novel Object Recognition Task in Male Rats, Larissa A. Haliw

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Influence of Vegetation on Seasonal Pore Water Chemistry in a Michigan Peatland, Melanie J. Haveman

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A Geospatial Analysis of Indoor Radon Gas Distribution in Marquette County, Michigan, Mathew A. Hay

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Blues Identities: The Lives of Sound, Affect, and Identity In The Kalamazoo Blues Community, Jonathan G. Hill

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De Participatione Christianorum et Saracenorum: Ramon Llull as Disputant and Comparative Religionist, Ariana Philena Horn

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Development and Implementation of a Schedule Assignment Model for Freshman Learning Communities, Ashley S. Hovenkamp

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Effects on Digital Image Quality when Photographing Through a Transparent Material Used to Hold or Flatten an Original Object, Paul E. Howell