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 2018

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The Effect of Maternal Employment on Family Well-Being, Bezawit Teshome Agiro

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Nanojars: Versatile Platform for Pyrazole Synthesis and Chemistry, and Selective Extraction of Anions, Basil Mohammed Ahmed

Sequential Solid-State and Slurry Fermentation for Direct Succinic Acid Production from Non-Hydrolyzed Lignocellulosic Biomass using Mixed Fungal Cultures, Jerico Z. Alcantara

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Detection of Bedrock Fractures and Joints Beneath Cover: Geophysical Approaches to an Engineering Geology Problem, Muthanna Yousif Yaqoob Aldiney

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An Integrated Decision Support Framework for Life-Cycle Building Asset Management, Maha Reda Alkasisbeh

WLAN Access Points RSSI-Fingerprinting and Compressive Sensing for Indoor Positioning Systems, Hussein Nasser Wazeer Al-Moukhles

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Effective Reading Strategies for Increasing the Reading Comprehension Level of Third-Grade Students with Learning Disabilities, Nouf Rashdan Almutairi

Flexural Behavior of RC Beams Strengthened with Externally Bonded CFRP under Cyclic Loading, Mohammad Ahmad Salameh Al-Qaralleh

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Effective Teaching and Learning: Flipped Learning in the Classroom, Mohammed Fahad Alsobaie

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Ten Elementary School Teachers’ Voices: How They Build Effective Literacy Learning in the Lives of Their 2nd Grade Children, Merfat Ayesh Alsubaie

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University Leaders’ Experiences in Advancing the Development and Transformation of Emerging Saudi Public Universities, Abdulrahman Hamed Alsulami

Sustainable Transformation of Biorenewables Mediated by Rationally Designed Nanoparticle Catalysts, Hazim A. Al-Zubaidi

Testing for Association in Stratified 2x2 Contingency Tables, Eunice Ampah

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Beta-Testing of an Interactive Multimedia Computer Program of Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Marie C. Barrett

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Qualitative Analogue Study on Student Therapist’s Reactions to Client Suicidality, Cynthia A. Beevers

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Black Graduate Students’ Experiences of Stress and Coping, Shealyn J. Blanchard

The Role of Personal Experience with Death Related Grief Among Counselors Working with Grieving Clients, Stephanie R. Bobbitt

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Elucidation of the Toxicity of Anthropogenic Nanoparticles in Environments Containing Heavy Metals, Chartanay Bonner

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Mixing Matching and Sabermetrics: Combining Advanced Analytics and the Generalized Matching Law in NFL Football Play-Calling, Jacob Bradley

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Training Pediatric Primary Care Providers in Behavior Management Strategies, Kate Burger

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Instructor Sense of Community and Instructional Practices as Predictors of Student Sense of Community: A Hierarchical Linear Modeling Analysis, Laurie K. Burgess

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Graceful Colorings and Connection in Graphs, Alexis D. Byers

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Deterioration Prediction Modeling for the Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridge Decks, Aqeed Moshin Chyad

The Grief Experience of Spousal and Adult Child Caregivers of Individuals Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementias Following Facility Placement, Andrew D. Clay

Characterization of a Cholinergic Synapse in a Model of Glaucoma, Cynthia Anne Cooley-Themm

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Investigating Generalization of Motorist Yielding to the Gateway Prompt from the Treated Leg of the Intersection to the Untreated Adjacent Leg, Brian J. Crowley-Koch

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Web-Based Stimulus Preference Assessment and Reinforcer Assessments for Videos, Hugo Curiel

An Investigation of the Genotoxic and Bacterial Growth Altering Properties of Engineered Nanoparticles, Kelley M. Current

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Application of Response-to-Intervention in a Pre-Kindergarten Special Education Classroom, Justin J. Daigle

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Assessment for Mild Cognitive Impairment: Striving for Best Practice, Julie Leigh Dalmasso

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Response Shift Bias: An Examination of Measurement Invariance in Self-Reported Change, Katherine Nelson Daniels

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Exploring the Use of Hierarchal Statistical Analysis and Deep Neural Networks to Detect and Mitigate Covert Timing Channels, Omar Darwish

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Experiences of Underrepresented Minority Students in Health Professions Programs, and Their Journeys to the Programs, Alisha L. Davis

Geography Lessons, Samantha Deal

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ASD Program Development in Special Education Teacher Preparation: An Exploratory Study, Christine DeWildt

Elucidating the Impact of Engineered Nanoparticles on Microbial Organisms in the Environment, Niluka Madhumi Dissanayake

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Impacts of Cohort Membership on Teacher Candidates in an Alternative Certification Program, Katherine Eaton

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Social Comparison Feedback and Goal-Setting under Fixed Pay and Incentive Pay, Yngvi Freyr Einarsson

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Effects of Multi-Day Music Enrichment on Salivary Cortisol and Cage Behavior in Shelter Dogs, Stacy D. Engerbretson

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Probabilistic and Extremal Problems in Combinatorics, Sean English

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Teaching Eye Contact and Responding to Name to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Amelia M. Fonger

(Don’t) Stand by Me: Social Regulation of Response to Threat in Interracial Dyads, Carmelita Sharonique Foster

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Further Development of a Supervision System for Behavior Analysts to Support Evidence-Based Supervision Practices, Katie Lynn Garza

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Apology Not Accepted: The Impact of Executive Rhetoric, Communication Strategies, Media Coverage and Time on Crisis Management and Public Perception during Major Oil Spills, Todd D. Harcek

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Induced Graph Colorings, Ian Hart

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Edge Induced Weightings of Uniform Hypergraphs and Related Problems, Laars C. Helenius

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Using Mindset Pedagogy to Promote Growth and Increase Efficacy in Student Writers, Sara Hoeve

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Optimized Insulation and Filter Design of Rotating Machines Fed by Fast Front Pulses, Mohammed Khalil Hussain

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Primary Care Physician Delivered Brief Behavioral Intervention for Adult Obesity and Associated Health Conditions, Julia C. Huston

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Hybrid Model - Statistical Features and Deep Neural Network for Brain Tumor Classification in MRI Images, Mustafa Rashid Ismael

The Assembly and Function of PWI Domain Containing Complexes and Poxvirus Proteins, Nafiseh Jandaghi Jafari

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The Effects of Decoding Instruction on Oral Reading Fluency for Older Students with Reading Delays, Gaige J. Johnson

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Denoising Large Neuroimage MRI Data Using Spatial Random Effect Models, Leonard Chukuma Johnson

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Counselor Educators’ Perceptions of Nontraditional Master’s-Level Counseling Students and How Those Perceptions Shape Teaching Practices, Pamela J. Jordan

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The Struggle for Counterhegemony: Pashtun and Baloch Nationalism in Pakistan, Dervaish Khan

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A Model for Propagating Educational Innovations in Higher STEM Education: A Grounded Theory Study of Successfully Propagated Innovations, Raina Khatri

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Decomposition and Ionization of Ionic Liquids, Forrest Grady Kidd III

Preformative and Developmental Evaluation Theories Used to Reveal Dimensions of Merit When Implementing an Ethics Committee into a Hospice Organization, Michael Lawrence Albin Kiella

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Demonstrating Functional Analytic Psychotherapy as an Independent Variable in Efficacy Research: A New Measure of Treatment Fidelity, Lindsey E. Knott

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Support Assurance-Based Software Development for Mission Critical Domains Using the Model Driven Architecture, Chung-Ling Lin

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Diabetes Prevention Program: Exploring Spirituality and Spiritual Interventions on Outcomes, Sharon E. Plutko Long

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A Holistic Computational Approach to Boosting the Performance of Protein Search Engines, Majdi Ahmad Mosa Maabreh

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A Critical Inquiry Approach to Teaching Young Adult Literature, Steffany Comfort Maher

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Screen Printed Moisture Sensor On Barrier Coated SBS Board: The Characterizations of the Hemicellulose-Based Biofilms and Their Applications for Smart Packaging, Ruoxi Ma

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Measurements of Fluid Structures and Mass Transport in Channel with Fabric Base, Karl David McAllister

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Teaching Matching-to-Sample to Low-Performing Children with Autism, Blaire E. Michelin

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Exploring the Role of Semi-Supervised Deep Reinforcement Learning and Ensemble Methods in Support of the Internet of Things, Mehdi Mohammadi

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Incidence of Head Injury Among Synchronized Skaters: Rates, Risks, and Behaviors, Gretchen L. Mohney

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The Lived Experience of New Community College Student Affairs Professionals, Eric L. Mullen

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Effects of Generalized Imitation Training on Functional Speech Acquisition During Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Training, Mindy K. Newhouse-Oisten

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Statistical Models for Correlated Data, Xiaomeng Niu

The Development of a Model to Examine Diabetes Burden by School District to Inform School-Based Diabetes Risk Program Planning and Evaluation, Nurjannah

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The Bellringer Sequence: Investigating What and How Preservice Mathematics Teachers Learn Through Pedagogies of Enactment, Mary A. Ochieng

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Three Essays on Asset Price Bubbles, Frank Ofori-Acheampong

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Perspective Taking, Multicultural Course Completion, and Political Ideology Affiliation Effects on Zero-Sum Belief Endorsement by White Counseling Trainees, Lindsay A. Okonowsky

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The Integration of Creative and Expressive Arts in a Young Adult Problem-Solving Court, Ricky J. Pope

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Behavioral Contrast Using a Simulated Organizational Task, Brandon M. Ring

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The Lived Experiences of Veteran and Military Students in the Context of a “Military Friendly” Institution: A Phenomenological Case Study, Gail Y. Rouscher

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Treatment Preference, Changes in Preference, and Quality of Life, Chelsea Sage-Germain

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Using Agent-Based Implementation of Active Data Bundles for Protecting Privacy in Healthcare Information Systems, Raed M. Salih

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Myosin Assembly into Elongating Thick Filaments is Dependent on the Function of Conserved APMK-Related Kinase UNC-82 in C. Elegans, NaTasha R. Schiller

Assessment of Wildland Fire Fighter Exposure to Carbon Monoxide Using Modified Occupational Exposure Limits, Joshua G. Scott

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Sacrificial Dynamite: The Convergence of Developed Empathy and Ongoing Relational Experience With God: A Grounded Theory, Toran Scott

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Empirical Estimates of Design Parameters Used in A Priori Power Analyses for Planning School-Randomized Studies in Select Asian Countries, Ran Shi

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An Integrated Mixed Methods Study to Construct a Usable Model for Impact Evaluation Capacity Development, Corey D. Smith

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The Catholic Church and Its Impact on Public Policy in Contemporary Democracies, Dawid Tatarczyk

A Comparative Analysis of Preintervention Diagnostic Tools in Organizational Behavior Management, Rachael E. Tilka

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Mapping and Interpreting the Glacial Geology of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan, Sarah M. VanderMeer

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Comparison of Religious Problem-Solving Styles on the Use of Problem-Focused and Maladaptive Emotion-Focused Coping Related to Financial Strain and Stress, Kirk A. Vander Molen

Boys on the Road: Mobilities and Childhood Geographies in Young Adult Road Trip Novels, Jason Vanfosson

No-Arbitrage Principle in Conic Finance, Mehdi Vazifedan

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Examining the Impact of a Criminal Background in Social Work Education, Amy S. Vliek

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The Effects of Peer Observation on Teacher Intervention Integrity, Garrett D. Warrilow

Neurogenesis of Retinal Neurons in Response to an Alpha 7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonist, Mark K. Webster Jr.

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A 3D Simulation of Leukocyte Adhesion in Blood Flow, Tai-Hsien Wu

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Statistical Properties of Population Stability Index, Bilal Yurdakul