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 2007

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Struggling with Race: A Grounded Theory Study of the Developing of Awareness of Racism, Shawn Victoria MacDonald

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Mail and Web Surveys: A Comparison of Demographic Characteristics and Response Quality when Respondents Self-Select the Survey Administration Mode, Dawn M. Mackety

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Structure-Function Studies of Self- Assembling Flagellin Proteins fromSalmonella typhimurium and Aquifex pyrophilus, Venkata Raghu Ram Malapaka

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The Country of the Blind, Thomas Martin

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Differences in Bachelors Degree Attainment: Are College Degrees a Function of Habitus?, Colin S. McCaleb

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Metaevaluation Case Study of Four Evaluations of OSHA VPP Programs, Jafar Momani

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Exposing Star Teachers of Children in Poverty, Bobbi Morehead

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Bioengineering of Protein Nanotubes and Protein Nanomaterial Composites, Thilak Kumara Mudalige

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Modified Fenton Oxidation of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils with CaO2: Microbial Survival and Surfactant Production, Abraham Matthew Northup

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A Narrative Inquiry of Teachers’ Perceptions Regarding Their Professional Development Experiences, Theresa Andrea Nugent

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Measures of Travers Ability in Graphs, Futaba Okamoto

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Gender Disparity in Nigerian Education: Women’s Experience of Barriers to Equal Educational Opportunity, Eugene Okoli

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The Biographic and Poetic Dimensions in Gary Synder’s Green Buddhism Poetry: Cold Mountain, Mountains and Rivers Without End, and Danger on Peaks, Byoungkook Park

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Effects of Two Parkinson’s Disease Patient Education Models on Disease Self-Management and Quality of Life, Lorraine Pearl-Kraus

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The Effects of Aging and Activity on Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Expression in Skeletal Muscle, Nathan Peplinski

Conceptual and Practical Analysis of Costs and Benefits in Evaluation: Developing a Cost Analysis Tool for Practical Program Evaluation, Nadini Persaud

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Fluency in Pigeons: The Effects of Response Rate on Learning, Matthew L. Porritt

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A Study of Career Preparation Activities Used in Michigan’s Public High Schools, Brian L. Pyles

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Principals’ Leadership and Its Association with Whether or Not Their Schools Meet District/State Peformance Goals, John Mark Rainey

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Fabricating Freddy vs. Jason: Understanding a Motion Picture as a Social Encounter between Fans and Filmmakers, Jason M. Rapelje

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Economic Impacts of Casino Gambling on Rural Michigan Communities, Mark Steven Reece

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A Study of Intake and Assessment in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Christopher J. Richmond

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A Post-Marxist Perspective on Chuck Palahniuk’s Early Novels and the Four Plays of Incarcerated, Ron Riekki

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Conceptual Change Resulting from Experiential Learning with Business Enterprise Software, Thomas F. Rienzo

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Numerical Study of Flow in Three-Dimensional Fiber Networks and Sedimentation of Curved Fiber by Lattice Boltzmann Method, Xiaoying Rong

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A Role of Problem-Solving in Complex Intraverbal Repertoires, Rachael A. Sautter

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Freshwater Boys, Adam Schuitema

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Treatment of Co-Morbid Methamphetamine Substance Abuse and Borderline Personality Disorder Features Using Modified Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Jessica R. Schultz Fischer

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Estimating the Impact, Transmission Mechanism and Reaction Function of Monetary Policy: A Factor-Augmented Vector Autoregressive (Favar) Approach, Dawit Legesse Senbet

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Behavioral, Attitudinal, and Decision-Altering Effects of Aggressive Video Games on Young Adults, Kent Smallwood

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Geophysical Monitoring Probes and Their Applications to Some Hydrogeological Problems, Laura Smart

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Effect of Extinction across Multiple Contexts on Renewal of Responses within a Functional Response Class, Jennifer L. Sobie

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Three Essays on the Impacts of Risk and Uncertainty on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Remittances Flows into Developing Countries, Blen Solomon

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An Investigation of Relationship Characteristics, Exercise and Physical Activity, Couple and Life Satisfaction, Mark W. St. Martin

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A Qualitative Exploration of First-Generation Asian Indian Women in Cross-Cultural Marriages, Monica Thiagarajan

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Systematic Study of the Validity of Clinical Performance Assessments in Entry-Level Athletic Training Education, Gayle A. Thompson

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MAPK Survival Signaling in Melanoma, Matthew W. VanBrocklin

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A Comparative Study of Learning Styles and Job Satisfaction to Medical Specialty Chosen among Physician Assistant Graduates, Eric H. Vangsnes

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Christian Attitudes toward the Jews in the Earliest Centuries A.D., S. Mark Veldt

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Scholarly Art: The Writing Experiences of Student Affairs Professionals, Wanda L.E. Viento

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Synthesis and Characterization of Stilbenoids and Their Aza-Analogs as Photoluminescent Materials for the Detection of Nerve Agent Mimics, Chun Wang

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Structure and Excitations in Metal Ammonia Compounds, Xue Wang

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Vygotsky’s Theory of the Creative Imagination: A Study of the Influences on Preservice Teachers’ Creative Thinking Capacities, Stephen J. Worst

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Public Administration Theory and Views of the Human Person, Gerald L. Zandstra

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Why the Moon Is Everyone's Image, Janice Marie Zerfas

Dissertations from 2006

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Impact of Enrollment Management, Marketing and Strategic Planning on Adult Higher Education Enrollment Patterns, Kinfu Adisu

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Results of Early Implementation of Governmental Acounting Standards Board Statement No. 34 in 15 Ohio Public School Districts, Michael Bennett Amspaugh

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Effects of Anxiety Induction on Facial Recognition Skills within a Sample of Adult Victims of Childhood Abuse, Kathryn M. Bell

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What the Machine Says: Poems, Marcel H. Brouwers

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Molecular Analysis of the Effects of Atrazine on Xenopus Laevis Frogs, Ronald Edward Celestine

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A Delphi Survey of Experts’ Opinions Regarding Prevention of Impairment in Professional Psychology Training, Kin-Ming Chan

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Rain Town, Melanie Crow

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Non-Traditional Paths to Presidencies of Higher Education Institutions in Michigan, Daryl Joseph Delabbio

Misintentions: A Novella and Short Stories, Glenn Deutsch

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Synthesis and Fundamental Characterization of Nanoparticles and Their Clusters, Ke Du

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Detectable Coloring of Graphs, Henry E. Escuadro

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Nilpotent Orbits on Infinitesimal Symmetric Spaces, Joseph A. Fox

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Olfactory Bulb Neurons of Adult Zebrafish Morphology, Distribution, Cellular Interactions and Structural Stability following Deafferentation, Cynthia L. Fuller

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Seeking Justice for Victims and Offenders: A Needs-Based Approach to Justice, Patrick M. Gerkin

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An Examination of the Job Satisfaction of Mid-Level Managers in Student Affairs Administration, Jessie L. Grant

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Refocusing on Adult Probation: Theory Versus Practice, Paul David Gregory

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Exposure of Nervous System Cells to Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Results in Alterations of Neurotrophic Factor Expression, Gordon H. Gurley

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Unintended Consequences in Public Policy: Formulation and Implementation of Michigan’s Safe Delivery of Newborns Law, Anne Julie Hacker

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A Distributed Hierarchical Energy-Efficient Scheme for Large Scale Mobile Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, Wasim El Hajj

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Determining the Probability of the Visual Detection of Sink Marks on Differently Textured Injection Molded Products, Kurt Frederick Hayden

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Nongovernmental Program Replication and Implementation: What Can Community-Based Programs to Support the Uninsured Learn from Other Communities?, Raymond J. Higbea

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Best Practices within Mediation Programs, Warren L. Hills

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Retaining Information Technology Employees in Higher Education, Mary Holmes

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The War on Drugs v. the War on Pain: Do Controlled Prescribing Laws Have a Role?, Susanne F. Homant

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Applications of Time-Varying-Parameter Models to Economics and Finance, Peng Huang

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Doers of the Living Word: Gospel Ideology and the African American Womanist Novel, Rebecca Erin Huskey

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Audio Narration and Reading Ability in Programmed Instruction, Wendy Jaehnig

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Characterization of Membrane Potentials in Vascular Smooth Muscle of Hagfish, Lamprey and Trout, Prentiss Jones Jr.

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The Challenges of Implementing Privatization Reform Program of State-Owned Enterpreises (SOES) in Kenya 1979 to 2002, Peter Kiiru Kariuki

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Counselor Education and Peace Building: Current Status and Future Direction, Jenny Ritha Keller

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A Case Study of the Efficacy of a University Cohort Group in a Small Urban School District, Ann Rea Kopy

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The Cover-Up is More Damaging than the Sin: Sexual Scandals at the Cabinet and Sub-Cabinet Levels, Craig Korpela

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Examination of the Impact of Age, Family Conflict, And Perceived Parental Involvement on Treatment Adherence for Children and Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis and Diabetes, Blake M. Lancaster

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More Than in and Out of the Classroom Closet: A Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Teachers’ Identity Management Strategies, Teresa S. Lance

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Cottonlandia, Lisa Lishman

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Unconfessed: A Collection of Short Stories, Kaye Lynn Longberg

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Ink Jet Inks and Substrates - Novel Approaches for Their Physical and Optical Properties Characterization, Veronika Lovell

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Investigation of Oxy-Anion Legand Adsorption onto Surfaces of Iron Oxide and Bacteria in Groundwater Aquifers, Haile Mengistu

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Teacher Leadership in Community Colleges: Transforming Teaching and Organizational Governance, Pamela Miller

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Considering the Rationality of African Ritual Behavior, Joel Grant Mort

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Implementing Community Policing Successfully: An Analysis of the Degree of Police Engagement with the Philosophy and Practice of Community Policing, Robert G. Muladore

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Patient Handling Safety for Nursing Staff, Don Nielsen

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Far From the Heart: The Social, Political, and Ecclesiastical Milieu of the Early Abbotsof La Chaise-Dieu, 1052-1184, Maureen M. O’Brien

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New Tests of Univariate Symmetry Based on the Gini Mean Difference, Hend Ouda

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Sustainable Barrier SBS Paperboard Coatings Using Co-Polymerized Shape Engineered Pigments, Lokendra Pal

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Leadership Styles Inventory of Michigan Career and Technical Education Area Center Principals, Alan D. Papendick

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An Evaluation of Intraverbal Training and Listener Training for Teaching Categorization Skills, Anna Ingeborg Petursdottir

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New Estimators of a Circular Median, Sauwanit Ratanaruamkam

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State-Corporate Crime in Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety: A Case Study of Deviant Activity Between the Police and Computer Vendors, Steven Edward Reifert

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A Heuristic Study of the Decision to Privatize Local Government Service, David L. Rich

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The Masquerade of Abu Ghraib: State Crime, Torture, and International Law, Dawn Rothe

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Analyzing the Effects of Inquiry-Based Instruction on the Learning of Atmospheric Science among Pre-Service Teacher Education Students, Robert James Ruhf

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Essays on the Latin American Foreign Exchange Market, Isabel Ruiz

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Religion and Semiosphere: from Religious to the Secular and Beyond, Rajka Rush

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Testing Procedures for Group Sequential Clinical Trials with Multiple Survival Endpoints, Rebecca C. Scherzer