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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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

Dissertations from 2009

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Mapping the Global Landscape in Women's Diasporic Writing, Martha Addante

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Creative Metacriticism: The Portrayal of Literary Theory in Contemporary Fiction, Zaydun Ali Al-Shara

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Systemic and Personal Change: A Retrospective Case Study Of Balanced Literacy Implementation as Perceived by Those Involved, Donna J. Anderson

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Low-Level Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Waters of Michigan, Lisa M. Anderson

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Adolescents' Experience of the Factors Influencing Their Diabetes Treatment Regimen, Roger W. Apple

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Improving Reading Fluency and Comprehension in Elementary Students Using Read Naturally, Rebecca Arvans

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Meta Analyses of Multiple Baseline Time Series Design Intervention Models for Dependent and Independent Series, Oluwagbohunmi Adetunji Awosoga

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Topology Control Using Joint Power and Beam-Width Control in Hybrid RF/FSO Mesh Networks, Osama Awwad

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Acceptability of Interventions to Staff in Long-Term Care Settings for Older Adults: Comparing Ratings and Hierarchical Selection, Jonathan C. Baker

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Persistence and Success: A Study of Cognitive, Social, and Institutional Factors Related to Retention of Kalamazoo Promise Recipients at Western Michigan University, Michelle Ann Bakerson

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A Qualitative Study of School Lockdown Procedures and Teachers' Ability to Conduct and Implement Them at the Classroom Level, Bethney Bergh

The Effects of Toyota Production System Training Discontinuation, Robert Patrick Biggins

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Spatial Frequency Localization in Mammograms Using Wavelets, Tomislav Bujanovic

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African American Student Retention: A Study of the Effects of an Intrusive Advising Intervention at a Career College, DeAnna R. Burt

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Anomaly Detection Techniques for Ad Hoc Networks, Chaoli Cai

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Representaciones de la memoria de la guerrilla antifranquista en la novelística española contemporánea, Nuño Castellanos

A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World, Adam Clay

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Measuring Graduating M.S.W. Students' Knowledge of the Steps of Evidence-Based Practice, Kellie D. Cody Jr.

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Nursing Faculty Experiences and Perceptions of the Implementation Process to a Learner-Centered Teaching Philosophy: A Case Study, Sharon L. Colley

Effects of Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training on Motor Performance, Task Accomplishment and Participation in Persons with Chronic Stroke, Stephanie A. Combs

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The Politics and Consequences of Stakeholder Participation in International Development Evaluation, Anne Cullen

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Transmission and Guiding of Fast Electrons through Insulating Nanocapillaries and Comparison with Ion Guiding, Susanta Das

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The Heterosexual Mother-Lesbian Daughter Relationship: Using Consensual Qualitative Research (CQR) to Understand Perceptions among Predominately White, Formally Educated Mothers, Julie Meredith Davis

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Comparing Indigenous and External Teachers: Beliefs, Origins of Beliefs, and Expectations, Richard H. Fowler

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Visual Impairment and Eye Care among Older Americans: Secondary Analysis of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Amy L. Freeland

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Longitudinal Study of Factors Impacting the Implementation of Notebook Computer Based CAD Instruction, Richard F. Goosen

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Middle School Teacher and Parent Perceptions of Parental Involvement, Brandon Graham

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Career Decision Making for Male Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Model of Critical Factors Aiding in Transitional Efforts, Gregory B. Gray

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A Comparison of Methods for Teaching Auditory-Visual Conditional Discriminations to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Laura Lee Grow

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The Development and Application of a Checklist for Evaluating E-Learning in Organizations, Anne-Marie Guidy-Oulai

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A Molecular Analysis of Training Multiple versus Single Manipulations to Establish a Generalized Manipulative Imitation Repertoire, Breanne K. Hartley

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Contesting National Identities in an Ethnically Homogeneous State: The Case of Armenian Democratization, Arus Harutyunyan

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An Evaluation of a Sexual Assault Education Program, Angela P. Hatcher

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Key Challenges Facing Student Athletes and Connections to Their Choice of Major, Kimberlee J. Henrion

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Homemaking in Asian American Women's Writing: Chuang Hua, Bharati Mukherjee and Meena Alexander Performing the Diasporic Home, Yan Jiang

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When Self-Pacing Goes Wrong: A Comparison of Two Methods for Reducing Computer-Based Racing, Douglas A. Johnson

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Exploring the Ultimate Role of Central Office in the Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Professional Development: A Comparative Case Study, Sarah Elizabeth Johnson

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Little to No Stars, Shannon Tate Jonas

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Relationships Associated with Long-Term Stepgrandmother Role Behavior, Role Meaning, and Satisfaction, Mary-Catherine. Kane

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Informed Consent as a Predictor of Working Alliance and Perception of Counselor/Psychotherapist, Scott E. Kerby

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Analysis of Factors Related to Drop-Off Detection with the Long Cane, Dae Shik Kim

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Empirical Essays on the Impact of Health-Aid on Health Outcomes, Elsy Thomas Kizhakethalackal

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A Cross-Sectional Approach to Institutional Anomie and Gang-Related Homicide, Michael T. Klemp-North

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The Collective Voices of Asian International Doctoral Students in Counseling Psychology in the U.S.: Recommendations for Faculty and Training Programs, Miki Koyama

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Investigating the Effects of Observer Presence and Feedback on Individuals' Work-Related Behavior, Angela R. Lebbon

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The Effects of Multiple Exemplar Instruction on Generating Functional Interdependence between Listener and Intraverbal Categorization Repertoires, Sarah A. Lechago

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Correlates of Teachers' Job Satisfaction: A Hierarchical Linear Model Study Using 2003-2004 Schools and Staffing Survey, Jeffrey M. Leslie

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Phenomenological Study of Resilience in the Lives of White, Midlife Lesbian Psychologists in Clinical Practice, Melissa A. Lidderdale

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Training the Execution of Single-Case Research Methodology Skills in an Early and Intensive Behavioral Intervention Setting, Jessa R. Love

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Special Education Preschool: Perceptions of the Parent Participation and Education Component, Denise Ann Ludwig

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A Look at the Beginning: Strengths, Weaknesses, and the Support Structures for New Teachers from the Perspectives of Elementary School Principals, Scott Merkel

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On The Battleground of Environmental and Competition Policy: The Renewable Electricity Market, Matyas Tamas Meszaros

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From Picture to Word to the World: A Multimodal, Cultural Studies Approach to Teaching Graphic Novels in the English Classroom, Shannon Renee Mortimore