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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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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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

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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