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 2010

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High-Throughput Screening Studies of Inhibition of Human Carbonic Anhydrase II and Bacterial Flagella Antimicrobial Activity, Albert A. Barrese III

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What Role for Ethnicity? Political Behavior and Mobilization in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone and Liberia, Fodei Joseph Batty

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Applying Case Characteristics to Expand Outcome Measures and Strengthen Effectiveness in a State Family Preservation Services Program, Randy Jay Baxter

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Life and Local Administration on Fifteenth Century Genoese Chios, Brian Nathaniel Becker

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The k-Cores of a Graph, Allan Bickle

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Glaciotectonic Deformation along the Valparaiso Upland in Southwest Michigan, USA, Brian C. Bird

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Paths to Upper Level Positions in Public Relations, Patrick J. Bishop

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Assessing Michigan School Counselors' Preparedness to Meet the Needs of Attractional/Sexual Minority Students, J. Frederick Bland

Where I Turn Bad, Michelle Ann Bonczek

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Development of a Task Assignment Tool to Customize Job Descriptions and Close Person-Job Fit Gaps, Bryan W. Booker

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Experimental Analysis of Gambling Using a Concurrent-Schedules Procedure, Andrew Ellis Brandt

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The Influence of Conflict Resolution Programs on Student Conduct Violations in Middle Schools with a School Uniform Policy, Edward C. Breitenbach

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The Taifa of Denia and the Medieval Mediterranean, Travis Bruce

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The Allocation of Time and Goods: Three Essays on American Household Shopping Behavior, Jing Cai

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LGB-Affirmative Therapists' Use of Developmental Models of LGB-Identity in Therapy. A Phenomenological Investigation, Victoria E. Cane

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Ability of Clinicians-In-Training to Recognize Vicarious Traumatization: A Multiple Case Study, Amy Cavanaugh

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Tongueless: Representation of the Mentally Disabled and the Novel, Brent Walter Cline

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Design of Adaptive Collective Foraging in Swarm Robotic Systems, Hanyi Dai

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A Study of the Impact of a K-12 School District–University Doctoral Cohort on District Leadership Capacity, Sharon Davis

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Inner-Shell Photodetachment of Transition Metal Negative Ions, Ileana Dumitriu

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Essays on Export Destination Decisions and Spillovers from Inward FDI: Evidence from Chilean Manufacturing Plants, Ivan A. Duran Diaz

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Option Pricing and Stable Trading Strategies in the Presence of Information Asymmetry, Anirban Dutta

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The Phenomenology of the Bachelor of Science in HVAC Engineering Technology from Ferris State University, Michael Feutz

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An Examination of the Leadership Practices of Effective Rural Superintendents: A Multiple Case Study, Mark Forner

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Trial and Error, Delayed Prompting, and Reinforcement of Prompted Responses in Teaching Receptive Identification of Pictures, Kristen Lynn Gaisford

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A Study on the Productivity and Efficiency Effects of Enterprise Reforms in China, Song Gao

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From Reproduction to Consumption: The Economic Deterioration of Families in the United States after World War II, Michael David Gillespie

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Implementing an ASCA-Informed School Counselor Supervision Model: A Qualitative Field-Based Study, Janet M. Glaes

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Modeling the Momentum and Mass Transfer within a Micro-Scale Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell for Flows within the Slip Flow Regime, Sean Tamarun Goudy

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Mainstreaming Evaluation: Four Case Studies of Systematic Evaluation Integrated into Organizational Culture and Practices, Amy M. Gullickson

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Designing Molecular and Nanoscale Materials for Environmental Chemistry Processes, Wen Guo

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Evaluation of Medication Effects on Academic Performance, Sleep, and Core ADHD Symptoms in Children, Tina K. Head

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Opt Out: Women with Children Leaving Mid-Level Student Affairs Positions, Dana Hebreard

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Economic and Risk Factors Associated with Sexual and Reproductive Health, Julio Cesar Hernandez-Correa

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Principal Leadership and School Effectiveness: Perspectives from Principals and Teachers, Robert Herrera

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Perceived Levels of Nurse Educators' Attainment of NLN Core Competencies, Julie Kinney Higbie

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Curriculum Coherence: A Comparative Analysis of Elementary Science Content Standards in People's Republic of China and the USA, Fang Huang

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The Scholarly Activity Predictor Model among Counseling Psychology Doctoral Students: A Modification and Extension, Daniel M. Huber

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Grade Point Average as a Predictor of Timely Graduation from Associate Degree Registered Nursing Programs, Delores J. Jackson

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Lest We Forget: The Library of Congress's Veterans History Project and "Radical Trust", Christopher Michael Jannings

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The In-Situ Removal of Menthofuran from Peppermint Oil and Subsequent Reactions of the Solid-Supported Adduct, Robert Joseph Justice II

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Determining Characteristics that Increase Success on the National Asthma Educator Certification Exam, Karen Kain

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Testing the Efficacy of a Computerized Behavioral Activation Treatment of Depressive Disorders, Alyssa H. Kalata

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The Interface of Breastfeeding and Work: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Experiences of White Low-Income Women, Jessica A. Kerby

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Direct Care Workers Perceptions and Practices Related to Quality of Life in Long Term Care, Karen M. Kinyon

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Proton Capture Reactions and Network Calculations on 46Ti, 64Zn, 114Sn and 116Sn Relevant to the rp-Process, Ravin S. T. Kodikara

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Optimum Failure Truncated Testing Strategies, Erik Kostandyan

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Robust Interval Estimation of a Treatment Effect in Observational Studies Using Propensity Score Matching, Scott F. Kosten

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The Allopolyploid Origin and Population Genetics of the Rare Solidago Houghtonii (Asteraceae), Pamela J. Laureto

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Isotropic and Anisotropic Metallic and Bimetallic Nanoparticles and Their Potential Applications in Biology, Minghong Liu

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Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and His Narratives about the Exploration of the Río de la Plata (1540-1545), María del Pilar López-Castilla

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The Process of One White Upper Middle Class Lesbian Couple Pursuing Parenthood for the First Time: A Qualitative Case Study, Jessica L. Manning

This Glass Sun and Other Cities, Elizabeth Marzoni

The Last Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show, Melinda Moustakis

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Characterization of the N-Terminal Domains and Disease-Causing Mutations of the Human Wilson Protein, Joshua Mutambuki Muia

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A Qualitative Exploration of African American Womanhood: Implications for Counseling and Counselor Education, Nikita Murry

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Job Satisfaction of University Chief Student Conduct Administrators and Their Intent to Stay or Leave the Position, Suzie Nagel-Bennett

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The Perceived Impacts of the 14-Year (1989-2003) Civil War on Higher Education in Liberia: An Analysis of the Case for the University of Liberia and Cuttington University, Manjerngie Cecelia Ndebe

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Counseling Professionals' Attitudes toward Transgender People and Responses to Transgender Clients, Emily A. Nisley

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The Lipid Acyl-Chain Dynamics in Giant Liposomes and Characterization of Domain 4 of the Wilson Disease Protein, Wilson Okumu

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Active Bundles for Protecting Confidentiality of Sensitive Data Throughout Their Lifecycle, Lotfi Ben Othmane

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Neurochemical Effects of Amyloid-Beta Oligomers in Rats, John J. Panos

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Optimizing Green Sand Properties of Fluidized Sand from Aeration and Developing New Green Sand Testing Technique, Ananda Mani Paudel

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Assessing Problem Solving Strategy Differences within Online and Face-to-Face Courses and Their Relationship to Pre-Service Teachers' Competence and Confidence for Integrating Technology into Teaching, Sharon L. Peterson

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Development of the Trauma Informed System Change Instrument: Evaluation of Factorial Validity and Implications for Use, Margaret M. Richardson

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Competing Formal and Informal Institutions in a Democratizing Setting: An Institutional Analysis of Corruption in Romania, Mihaiela Ristei

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Integrated Approach for the Assessment and Development of Groundwater Resources in Arid Lands: Applications in the Quetta Valley, Pakistan, Zhanay Sagintayev

The Effects of Brief Visual Stimuli on the Anxious Arousal Associated with Public Speaking, Dayanthi Nishani Samaraweera

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4-H Leaders: Factors that Affect Their Persistence in the 4-H Youth Development Program, Regina Schinker

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Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in AQIP Accredited Community and Technical Colleges, Constance M. Schwass

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Examining the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Two Delivery Models to Teach Children Abduction Prevention Skills, Kimberly E. Seckinger-Bancroft

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A Sequential Analysis of Staff Training Procedures to Efficiently Teach Novice Instructors to Implement Errorless Discrete-Trial Teaching Procedures, Jamie M. Severtson

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Effects of Yellow Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons and Novel Lane Markings on Motorists’ Yielding, Speed, and Headway at Multilane Uncontrolled Crosswalks, Jimmy Wayne Shurbutt

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Coping with Disaster: Lessons Learned from Executive Directors of Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs) on New Orleans Following Hurricane Katrina, Steven L. Smith

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Political Ideology and Its Relationship to Perceptions of Social Justice Advocacy Among Members of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Janeé Steele Steele

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Superintendents' Use of Research-Based Responsibilities/Practices in High-Performing School Districts, Wayne Russell Stitt

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The Knowing-Doing Gap: The Influence of Teacher Feedback in Changing Principal Behavior - A Mixed Methods Study, Kimberly St. Martin

A Habit of Seeing: Stories, Rachel Swearingen

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Experimentally Reducing Preset and Hysteresis Effects in Creating a Non-Linear Model for Brake Hoses, Jai Thomas

Creative Iconology: A Conceptual Framework for Instruction in K-12 and Pre-Service Visual Arts Education, Cindy Todd

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Gold Nanoparticle - Modified Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles as Novel Photocatalytic Materials, Nayane Udawatte

Everything Empty Is Broken, a Novel, Curtis VanDonkelaar

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The Inception and Development of Michigan's 21st Century Schools Fund, John Richard VanWagoner II

School-Based Delivery of Combined Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Plus Caregiver Sessions for Youth Depression, Sarah VerLee

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Confidence Intervals and Tests on the Difference of Means of Two Delta Distributions, Karen Grace Villarente Rosales

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On Robustification of Some Procedures Used in Analysis of Covariance, Kuanwong Watcharotone

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The Effects of an Inquiry-Based Earth Science Course on the Spatial Thinking of Pre-Service Elementary Teacher Education Students, Kevin Douglas Weakley

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The Effects of Chlordiazepoxide on Resurgence in Male Rats: A Preliminary Investigation, Marc Alden Weeden

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Biochemical Characterization of Theromin, a Novel Leech Inhibitor, and the Interaction between the Fourth Metalbinding Domain of Wilson Disease Protein and Its Copper(I) Chaperone HAH1, Brian A. Zeider

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Toward Automated Detection and Diagnosis of Mammographic Microcalcifications, Imad Mohammad Zyout