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 2009

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NovaNET Online Curricula and the Course Completion of Alternative High School Students, Margaret Elizabeth Munger

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Domestic Violence Rights Movement in Tanzania: An Exploration, Flora Peter Myamba

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Child Care Centers on Higher Education Campuses: Director Perceptions of Internal and External Roles and Director Leadership, Kerisa A. Myers

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Important or Impotent? Radical Right Political Parties and Public Policy in Germany and Austria, Marcella J. Myers

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Statistical Procedures for Bioequivalence Analysis, Srinand Ponnathapura Nandakumar

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Testing Equality of Competing Risks of Patient Discontinuation across Multiple Disease States, Eric Nantz

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Heteroscedastic Linear Model Estimation Based on Ranks: An Iterated Reweighted Least Squares Approach, Themba Louis Nyirenda

Like Poetry: A Collection of Short Plays, Kristian O'Hare

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Neon Allegiance, Jason Paul Olsen

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Understanding the Impact of the Kalamazoo Promise from the Perspectives of Parents and Community Group Members, Charles Pearson

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Analytical, Computational and Experimental Studies of Capillary Flow in Complex Geometries, Yongqing Peng

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African-American Girls and Scientific Argumentation: Lived Experiences, Intersecting Identities and Their Roles in Constructing and Evaluating Claims, Phyllis Haugabook Pennock

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The Ethnic Identity of Returning Immigrants to a Pueblo in Yucatan, David Piacenti

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Kendall's Tau and Spearman's Rho for Zero-Inflated Data, Ronald Silva Pimentel

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Exploring the Relationship between Religious Faith, Mental Health Help Seeking Attitudes, and Preferences for Counselor Characteristics among Black American Churchgoers, Darryl P. Plunkett

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Student-Athlete Worldview: A Qualitative Discovery of Student-Athletes' Outlook of the World through Their Athletic Experiences, Lara Preacco

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Comparing the Accuracy of Performing Digital and Paper Checklists Using a Feedback Package during Normal Workload Conditions in Simulated Flight, William Gene Rantz

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The Robustness of Confidence Intervals for the Mean of Delta Distribution, Mathew Anthony Cantos Rosales

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The Comparative Efficacy of Dosed, Enhanced Dosed, Prolonged Exposure, and Mindfulness in the Reduction of Anxiety, Sophie Rubin

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Adoption and Integration of Best Practice Methods in Secondary English Teaching, Gretchen Rumohr-Voskuil

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Characteristics of Alternative Public High Schools: A National Study Using the 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey, Lisa Ryan

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Implementing a Mastery Model through Self Quizzing in an Online Learning Environment, Amy E. Scrima

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Three Essays on Foreign Aid, Poverty and Growth., Aberra Senbeta

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Role of Residence Hall Staff in Offering Early Warning Academic Intervention, Jon L. Shaffer

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Counselor Trainees' Perceptions of Their Personal Growth: A Qualitative Inquiry, Ericka L. Souders

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Simulation, Synthesis, and Characterization of Hydrogels and Nanocomposite Gels., Kamleshkumar J. Suthar

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Test Procedures for Equality of Two Variances in Delta Distributions, Jezaniah Kira Sarion Tena

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Curriculum-Based Measures in Writing: A School-Based Evaluation of Predictive Validity, Christina M. Terenzi

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Effects of Age and Promotion in the Use of Psychological Resources of Promoted Employees, Janet M. Thorne-Chan

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A Two-Sample Adaptive Procedure Based on the Log-Rank and Peto and Peto's Wilcoxon Tests, Annie A. Tordilla

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Metaevaluation of HIV/AIDS Prevention Intervention Evaluations in Sub Saharan Africa with a Specific Emphasis on Implications for Women and Girls, Tererai Mafukidze Trent

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Science Education Policy for Emergency, Conflict, and Post-Conflict: An Analysis of Trends and Implications for the Science Education Program in Uganda, Betty Pacutho Udongo

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Technical Adequacy of Curriculum-Based Measures of Vocabulary Growth for Preschool English Language Learners, Kathleen M. VanTol

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Entanglement Perturbation Theory for Antiferromagnetic Spin Chains, Lihua Wang

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Degrees of Institutionalization: Family Planning Policies and Programs in Senegal, 1980-2005, Yazmine Michelle Watts

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Making Sense of Roles and Responsibilities: A Socialization Study of College and University Music Department Chairs, Jason Robert Werkema

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Validating the Attitudes toward Sex Offenders Scale, Charmeka. Whitehead

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Can We Get Nurses to Stay? A Qualitative Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Formal Mentoring Program in an Acute Care Health System, Eileen M. Willits

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The Program Evaluation Standards Applied for Metaevaluation Purposes: Investigating Interrater Reliabiity and Implications for Use, Lori A. Wingate

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Exploring the Relationships between White Racial Consciousness, Feminist Identity Development and Family Environment for White Undergraduate Women, Kara E. Wolff

Evaluating Emergency Preparedness Plans and Exercises, Mina Zadeh

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Photoionization of Rare Gas Clusters, Huaizhen Zhang

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Communications and Positioning in Wireless Networks, Yao Zhao

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Climate in Catholic Schools: A Comparative Study of Three Types of Organizational Structures, Andra Zommers

Dissertations from 2008

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Student Persistence at a Small, Private, Religiously-Affiliated College: An Examination of Retention Theory, Benjamin Arendt

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Representations of Latin-American Immigration to Spain in the Late Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Century Narrative and Cinema, Alicia Arribas

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Female Collegiate Gymnasts and Experiences in Sport Retirement Due to Injury, Coleen Harrington Barry

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Remote Sensing Studies for the Assessment of Geohazards: Toxic Algal Blooms in the Lower Great Lakes, and the Land Subsidence in the Nile Delta, Richard H. Becker

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A Comparative Study of Extended Meta-Ethnography and Meta-Analysis Based on the Fundamental Micro-Purposes of a Literature Review, Rhae-Ann Richardson Booker

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Mindfulness in Childbirth: An Investigation of the Effects of Mindfulness Training on Maternal Satisfaction with Childbirth and Obstetric Outcomes, Brenda L. Bratton

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Supervision Experiences and Needs of New-Entrant Professional School Counselors: A Qualitative Study, Shawn Allan Allan Bultsma

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Missing Data Treatment of a Level-2 Variable in a 3-Level Hierarchical Linear Model, Xiaofan Cai

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Unwanted Sexual Experiences: Preliminary Development and Validation of a Behavioral Analog Measure for Risk Perception, Response Appraisal, and Response, Robin M. Carter-Visscher

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International Aid Evaluation: An Analysis and Policy Proposals, Thomaz Kauark Chianca

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New Teachers' Perceptions on Their Preparation, Rosemary Cleveland

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Understanding Similarity: Bridging Geometric and Numeric Contexts for Proportional Reasoning, Dana Christine Cox

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Islamism, State Control Over Religion and Social Identity: Turkey and Egypt, Alper Y. Dede

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Social Work Field Instructors' Perceptions of On-Line Training, Denise E. Dedman

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The Theory and Practice of Drug Courts: Wolves in Sheep Clothing?, Kristen E. DeVall

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Emotion Recognition and the Propensity to Engage in Sexually Coercive Behaviors: A Study with College Males, Beth J. Dietzel

Developing a Novel Vaccine Adjuvant, Paul Dominowski

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Bilingual Education, Federalism, and the Political Culture of American Public Education, 1964-1980, Robert Harold Duke

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Combined Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Plus Caregiver Sessions for Childhood Depression, Dikla Eckshtain

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A Comparison of Three Training Methods on the Acquisition and Retention of Automotive Product Knowledge, Rhiannon M. Fante

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How Can Art Education Enhance the Content Subject Area in an Urban School Setting?, Lonnie Ford

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Counselors Working in Integrated Primary Behavioral Health and the Influence on Professional Identity: A Phenomenological Study, Geniene Michelle Gersh

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You Will Come Safe from the Sea, Peter J. Geye

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First-Generation, Income-Eligible Peer Mentor Study, Charlotte L. Giscombe

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Using Virtual Reality Enhanced Behavioral Skills Training to Teach Street-Crossing Skills to Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Tina R. Goldsmith

Jane Addams and the Foundationalist Fallacy: Coming to Voice at Rockford Female Seminary, Lanette Lawrence Grate

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An Evaluation of the Efficacy of the Consultant Workshop Model in a Human Service Setting, Nicole E. Gravina

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A Qualitative Study of Buddhist Informed Psychotherapists, Michael Sean Harris

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Contextual Learning for a Global Economy: A Comparative Case Study of Two Career Technical Centers and Two Machine-Tool Manufacturing Businesses, Jennifer L. Harrison

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The Impact of a Community Leadership Academy in a Midwestern County on Graduates' Attitudes and Behavior toward Community Trusteeship, Robert Harrison

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Calculations of K-Shell Fluorescence Yields and Photoabsorption Cross Sections for Carbon Ions at the K-Edge, Muhammet Fatih Hasoglu

Shapeshifter: The Manifestations of Morgan Le Fay, Jill Marie Hebert

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The Sins of Kalamazoo, a Full-Length Play Based on the Works of Carl Sandburg, Christine Iaderosa

Visiones Convergentes: Mito, Historia Y Arquetipo En La Dramaturgia De Lourdes Ortiz, Sabina Berman Y Diana Raznovich, Nuria Ibanez-Quintana

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A Proof of Concept for Oppnets and Its Resource Utilization Techniques with QOS Constraints, Zill-E-Huma Kamal

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Evaluation of a Progressive Model for Identifying Preferred Stimuli for Children with Developmental Disabilities, Amanda M. Karsten

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The Role of Prediction in the Teaching and Learning of Algebra, Lisa Kasmer

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Flexography Printing of Silver Based Conductive Inks on Packaging Substrates, Ramesh Chandra Kattumenu

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Critical Components to Improve Literacy Learning for All Students, Marcia Harriet Kaye

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Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Application of Gold Nanoparticles, Junhyung Kim

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Intimacy, Elizabeth Knapp

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Zeolite-Based Nanosized Ti02 Photocatalytic Paper for Antimicrobial Barrier and Toxin Passivation in Packaging: Design, Synthesis and Characterization, Seonghyuk Ko

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Making the Difference in High Poverty; High Achieving Urban Elementary Schools: Selected Principal's Perspectives, Penny Larsen

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This Journey Is Not for the Faint of Heart: An Investigation of Challenges Facing Transgender Individuals and Their Significant Others, Emily Lenning

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Exploration of the Chemical and Biological Processes through Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Blocklocalized Wavefunction Method, Yuchun Lin

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Perceptions of Quality of Life of Latinos with Diabetes Living in the U.S.: Variations by Geographic Region of Origin, Janice M. Long

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A New Rough Wall Layer Modeling for Turbulent Flows Using the Brinkman Equation, Meng-Huang Lu

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Estadounidenses and Gringos as Reality and Imagination in Mexican Narrative of the Late Twentieth Century, Jessica Lynam

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High School Mathematics Teachers' Evolving Understanding of Comparing Distributions, Sandra R. Madden

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Evaluating Organizational Effectiveness, Wesley A. Martz

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Collective Bargaining in Public Schools: Superintendents' Perspective, Kyle W. Mayer

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Remote Sensing Solutions for Estimating Runoff and Recharge in Arid Environments, Adam M. Milewski

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Essays on Asymmetric Loss and Learning in Macroeconomic Forecasting, Sagarika Mishra

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Disruptive Effects of Aβ Oligomers to the Radial-Arm Maze Performance of Rats, Kineta Lynn Morgan-Paisley

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Radiographic and Functional Analysis of Movement Allowed by Four Wrist Immobilization Devices, Timothy M. Mullen

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The Effects of Defendant Race, Psychological Expert Witness Race, and Racially Salient Psychological Expert Testimony on Juror Decision Making, Lily Cheyanne (Manick) Munavu