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 2008

The Relationship between Leadership Theory Behaviors, Follower Attitudes and Behaviors, and Organizational Performance in United States County Governments, Jonathan Muterera

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Construction of a New Model System in Saccharomyces Cerevisa to Study YopO and Identify Its Targets, Laura Nejedlik

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Transitioning between the Requirements of Accrediting Bodies in Athletic Training Education Programs: What Might It Take?, Jennifer O'Donoghue

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Between the City and the Bush: Suburbia in the Contemporary Australian Novel, Nathanael David O'Reilly

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Modeling Fluid Structure Interaction over a Flexible Fin Attached to a NACA0012 Airfoil, Srinivasa Ravindra Pantula

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Effective Intervention Approaches for Increased Student Achievement with At-Risk Middle School Students: Voices from Parents, Susan J. Peets

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Content Analysis of University Alcohol Policies: "Party Schools" Compared to Non-Party Schools, Sarah E. Pernie

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Essential Novice Nurse Educator Role Competencies and Qualifications to Teach INA Pre-Licensure Registered Nurse Education Program, Kathleen A. Poindexter

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Research Self-Efficacy and Research Mentoring Experiences as Predictors of Occupational Commitment in Counselor Education Doctoral Students, Glinda Jeanette Rawls

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Circumnavigation, Vincent Reusch

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Legislative Program Evaluation Conducted by State Legislatures in the United States, John S. Risley

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Differences by Degrees: Providing Services to Adult Students Based on Degree Level Pursued, Kathy L. Rix

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Online Teaching Self-Efficacy of Nurse Faculty Teaching in Public, Accredited Nursing Programs in The State of Michigan, Kristi Adair Robinia

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Interactive Visual Exploration of Large Relation, Mustafa Sanver

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Metaevaluation by Formal Evaluation Theory of Aid Evaluation Work, Ryoh Sasaki

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Sustainability Evaluation: Development and Validation of an Evaluation Checklist, Daniela C. Schroeter

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Evaluation of Electron Donor Materials Used to Create Subsurface Permeable Reactive Barriers for Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination of Chlorinated Ethenes, Elizabeth S. Semkiw

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Self-Solicited Feedback: Effects of Hourly Pay and Individual Monetary Incentive Pay, Julie M. Slowiak

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Characterization of the AP-1 and NF-Kappa B Transcription Factors in the U-87 MG Astrocytoma Cell Line, Denise L. Smith

A Metaevaluation of Lessons Learned Repositories: Evaluative Knowledge Management Practices in Project Management, Willis H. Thomas

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Predicting Counseling Psychologists' Attitudes and Clinical Judgments with Respect to Older Adults, Jody K. Tomko

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Switch On and Switch Off Nanosensors for the Detection of Nerve Gas Agents, Shankar Varaganti

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A Comparison of Maintenance-Training Methods for Children Diagnosed with Autism, Nicholas L. Weatherly

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The Impact of Telemonitoring on Self-Efficacy, Emotional Well-Being, and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Heart Failure, Jaclyn West-Frasier

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Financialism in Pretrial Release and Criminal Case Outcomes: A Relative Comparison of Finances, Ethnicity and Sex, Daniel White

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Three Essays on Computer and Internet Use at Home, Tadesse Biru Wodajo

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The Effect of Substrate Properties on Print Attributes for Gravure Printing - From Proof to Press, Yu Ju Wu

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A Study of Teacher Leadership and Its Relationship with School Climate in American Public Schools: Findings from SASS 2003-2004, Donghai Xie

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Atomistic-Based Finite Element Simulation of Carbon Nanotubes, Yang Yang

Dissertations from 2007

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Behavioral Tolerance under Variable Ratio Schedules of Reinforcement, Barry Eshkol Adelman

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Drying Behavior of Fractionated Fibers, Hussam E. Alkahasawneh

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Effective Critical Thinking Teaching Strategies as Perceived by Affiliated Program Evaluation Faculty, Dhaifallah Almatrodi

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Essays on Intrahousehold Allocation and the Family: Fertility, Child Education, and Nutrition, Alemayehu Azeze Ambel

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The Effects of Acute Nicotine Abstinence on Vigilance and Verbal Memory in Non-Diagnosed Smokers, David W. Ayer

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The Global Hepatic Transcriptional Response of Male Fisher Rats to Dietary Aroclor 1254 Exposure, Trisha M. Basford

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Late Pleistocene Climate Variability and Chemical Weathering in the Goriganga, Higher Central Himalaya, North India, Steven Paul Beukema

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Lightweight Intrusion Detection: A Second Line of Defense for Unguarded Wireless Sensor Networks, Vijay Subhash Bhuse

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Thereby become a Monster: Complex Organizations and the Torture at Abu Ghraib, Janine A. Bower

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A New Model for Cooperative Mobility in Support if QOS in Manets with Heterogeneous Autonomy Requirements, Ghassen Ben Brahim

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Intensive Professional Development in Early Literacy Instruction for Preschool Teachers, Rebecca Brinks

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Evaluating the Immediate Impact and Short-Term Therapeutic Effects of the “Internalized-Other” Interviewing with Couples, Shai M. Brosh

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Land Use and Settlement Patterns in Michigan, 1763-1837, Ray De Bruler Jr.

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Work Stress, Non-Work Stress and Mental Health Among School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists: Effects of Social Support, Lena Gloria Caesar

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A Qualitative Study of Women Therapists’ Experiences of Spirituality in the Counseling Process, Sharon A. Carney

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Attitudes Toward and Knowledge of Affirmative Action in Higher Education, Erika Ann Carr

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What Allows Teachers to Extend Student Thinking during Whole-Group Discussions, Nesrin Cengiz

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Democracy on Stilts: Bolivia’s Democracy from Stability to Crisis, Miguel Centellas

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Evaluating the Effectiveness and Benefit-Cost of Michigan Background Check Program Using Crime Opportunity Theory, Judith Brown Clarke

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A Study of Disaster Preparedness of Rural Hospitals in the United States, Barbara Cliff

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Cognitive vs. Supportive Therapy for Distressed Collegians, Jean Clore

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Evaluation of Researchers and Their Research: Toward Making the Implicit Explicit, Chris L. S. Coryn

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Diagnostics for Choosing between Log-Rank and Wilcoxon Tests, Ruvie Lou Maria Custodio Martinez

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Nude with Anything, James D'Agostino

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Four Roads: A Novel, Kelly Daniels

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Extensions of Two-Part Tests to Compare K Independent Populations, Marwan Daoud

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Adsorption of Lead on Single and Mixed Solid Systems, Soumya Das

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Retaining Exploring Students: A Comparison Study of Decided and Undecided College Students, Betty D. Dennis

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An Evaluative Model for Incorporating Diversity Training into Teacher Preparation, Amy Sue DeSonia

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Experiences of Michigan Elementary National Board Certification Candidates, Kristen L. Dewitt

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Private Narratives in Public Places: The Experiences of Predominantly White Gay Male Undergraduates on LGB Classroom Panels, James Patrick Dolan Jr.

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Evaluation of a School-Based Program Targeting Pediatric Asthma Self-Management Skills in an Urban Population, Dawn J. Dore-Stites

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The High School Play, Kevin Drzakowski

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The Role of Automatic Reinforcement in Early Speech Acquisition, Barbara E. Esch

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Audio-Assisted Reading with Digital Audiobooks for Upper Elementary Students with Reading Disabilities, Kelli J. Esteves

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Perceived Organizational Support and Ethical Work Climates as Predictors of Turnover Intention of Licensed Nurses in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Anna A. Filipova

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A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Concept of Female Sexual Health, Laura C. Ford

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The Road between Cemeteries, Richard Paul Foss

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The Fock Space and Related Bergman Type Integral Operators, Ovidiu Furdui

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Global and Quantitative Gene Expression Analysis of the Effects of Drinking Water Exposure to Lead Acetate in Fisher 344 Male Rats Liver, Worlanyo Eric Gato

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Laboratory Based Chemical and Isotopic Investigations on Biotic (Microbial) and Abiotic Reduction of Iron and Oxidation of Organic Compounds, Tsigabu Asmelash Gebrehiwet

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Michigan Elementary School Facility Quality and Its Impact on Student Achievement, Brett A. Geier

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Perceptions and Intervention Practices of Speech-Language Pathologists Serving Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Laura A. Getty

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Quantum Properties of Light Emitted by Dipole Nano-Laser, Talal Ghannam

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Resilient Teachers: A Qualitative Study of Six Thriving Educators in Urban Elementary Schools, Paul Giroux

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Synthesis, Study of Self-Assembly, and Trivalent Lanthanide Metal Ion Recognition Characteristics of Amphiphilic Acylpyrazolones and Amphiphilic Acylisoxazolones, Venkat Reddy Guduru

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Coordination, Collaboration, and Culture: Local Economic Development in a Time of Networks, Gregg G. Guetschow

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An Investigation of Successful and Unsuccessful Students’ Problem Solving in Stoichiometry, Ozcan Gulacar

La creación de submundos: Lo visual en la narrativa de Mario Vargas Llosa, Hedy Habra

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A Phenomenological Study Assessing African American Women’s Perspectives on Successful Heterosexual Relationships, Shamika Yolanda Latrell Hall

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The Effect of Chloramphenicol on BB88 Murine Erythroleukemia Cells, Peter K. W. Harris

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Materials and Processes for Printed Electronics: Evaluation of Gravure Printing in Electronics Manufacture, Erika Hrehorova

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Characterization of Molecular Events Following Heavy Metal Cadmium Exposure: A Cellular Regulatory Symphony in Response to Early Cadmium Insult, Chin-ju Jean Hsiao

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Characterization of Molecular Events Following Heavy Metal Cadmium Exposure: A Cellular Regulatory Symphony in Response to Early Cadmium Insult, Chin-ju Jean Hsiao

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Therapists' Handling of Secrets between Partners in Couple Therapy, Michael Alan Jansen

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Citation Analysis and Journal Impact in School Psychology: 1995-2004, Rebecca Lanai Jennings-Knotts

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Leadership-Influenced Practices that Impact Classroom Instruction Related to Writing: A Case Study of a Successful Elementary School, Barb Johnson

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Flights Past: The Wright Brothers’ Legacy and Dayton, Ohio, James Clayton Johnson

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Creating a Culture of Safety: The Influence of Medical Simulation on the Attitudes of Surgical Team Members, Diane J. Jones

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Early Childhood Program Director Leadership Characteristics and Program Quality, Barbara J. June

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Some Applications of Gaussian Quadrature and Neural Network Modeling in Earth Flows and Other Slow-Moving Landslides in Cohesive Slope Materials, Rennie Bwalya Kaunda

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Community College Retention: The Role of Late Registration Policies, Kay L. Keck

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The Laying on of Maples, Elizabeth Kerlikowske

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Inelastic X-Ray Scattering Studies on Organic Semiconductors and Organic Superconductors, Chaminda Nalaka Kodituwakku

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Wireless Passive Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Sensing System, Sridevi Krishnamurthy

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The Association between School Choice and School Climate: Comparing School Climate in Private Relgious, Charter, and Public Schools, Mark Krommendyk

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A Study to Investigate the Relationship Between a User’s Thermal Comfort and Seat Pan Materials, Anil Raghavendra Kumar

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The Effects of Post-Secondary Education on State Troopers’ Job Performance, Stress Levels, and Authoritarian Attitudes, Carl J. Lafata

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Community College Partnerships with Business and Industry, Maryann Sharpley Lavendar

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Effects of Detectable Warnings on Individuals with Mobility Impairments, Helen Lee

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Empirical Essays on Inflation and Economic Growth, Lezheng Liu