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Dissertations from 2006

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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

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Robust Kanban Design for a Lean Supply Chain, Hardik Shah

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Effects of Single Versus Multiple Verbal Operant Arrangements on the Acquisition of Mands and Tacts in Preschool Children, Tina M. Sidener

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Investigating the Effects of Real-Time Visual Feedback on Computer Workstation Posture, Sigurdur Oli Sigurdsson

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A Study on Perceptions of Civil Engineers Regarding Mandatory Continuing Education, Alee A. Sleymann

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“A Highly Ambiguous Condition”: The Transgender Subject, Experimental Narrative and Trans-Reading Identity in the Fiction of Virginia Woolf, Angela Carter, and Jeanette Winterson, Jennifer A. Smith

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Electronic Government Accessibility for People with Blindness or Low Vision Who Utilize Assistive Computer Technology, Robert J. Sobie

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The Effect of Using a Video-Case Curriculum to Promote Preservice Teachers’ Development of a Reflective Stance Towards Mathematics Teaching, Shari L. Stockero

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Family Functioning and Career Decision-Making Self-efficacy: A Study of First Year Malaysian Undergraduate Students, Melati Sumari

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Success in the First Year: Impact of Alternative Advising on Students at a Liberal Arts College, James E. Swanson

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Comparative Genomic Analyses and Expression of a Set of Overlapping Open Reading Frames of Frog Virus 3, Type Species of Ranavirus (Family Iridoviridae), Wendy Guat Hoon Tan

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Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks, Mark Terwilliger

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Decision Support Systems in Product Development: A Batesian Network Approach for Injection-Molded Products, Jason S. Trahan

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Synthetic Studies of 1,10-Phenanthroline Derivatives as Novel Catalysis Ligands and Their Application in Transition Metals Catalyzed Reactions, Son Duc Tran

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Problem-Based Learning: an Attitudinal Study of Police Academy Students, Gregory P. Vander Kooi

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Job Tasks Performed by Career Preparation System Administrators: Implications for Leadership Development, Julia K. VanderMolen

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Determinants and Consequences of Workers’ Remittances, Carlos Ivan Vargas-Silva

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Funding Michigan K-12 Educational Adequacy without Rewarding Inefficiency, James J. Walters

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Ridge-Runner, Amanda Rachelle Warren

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The Effect of Parenting Styles in Adolescent Delinquency: Exploring the Interactions Between Race, Class, and Gender, Yaschica Williams

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Factors Contributing to Career Success: Perceptions from African American Male School Administrators, Oliver Wilson

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The Effects of Paper Physical Properties on Print Gloss and Ink Mileage, Renmei Xu

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The Representation of Race and Ethnic Relations in Japanese Junior High School English Language Textbooks from 1987 to 2002, Mieko Yamada

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Study of Decarbonization Reaction of Sodium Carbonate by Sodium Borates, Zaki Yusuf

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Providing Uninsured Adults with Free or Low-Cost Primary Care: Does It Influence Their Use of Hospital Emergency Departments?, Anne G. Zahradnik

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The Persistence of at Risk College Students into Their 8th Semester at a Private Christian College, Rick Zomer

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Three Essays on International Transmission and Monetary Policy in Emerging Countries, Martha Cruz Zuniga

Dissertations from 2005

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Single-Electron Capture Processes in Slow Collisions of He^2+ Ions with Molecular Targets, Osama Abu-Haija

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Capacitated and Uncapacitated Facilities Locationallocation Problem with Sensitive Prices, Stochastic Demands, and Inventory, Yaser Al-Alawi

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Increasing Blood Glucose Monitoring in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: Effects of a Prompt, Stephen J. Albrecht

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The Glucose and Insulin Responsiveness of the Rat Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Promoter, Daryl Arkwright-Keeler

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The Relationship of Race and Ethnic Identity to Perceptions of Multicultural Counseling Competencies, Tonita C. Baines

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International Financial Integration, Sonila Beliu

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LGB Allies and Christian Identity: A Qualitative Exploration of Resol Ying Conflicts and Integrating Identities, Amy L. Borgman

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Therapist Stress, Career Sustaining Behavior, Coping and the Working Alliance, Denise Broholm Briggs

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Understanding Photosynthesis and Plant Cellular Respiration as “Nested Systems”: The Characterization of Pre-Service Teachers’ Conceptions, Mary H. Brown

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Professional Role Complexities and Job Satisfaction of Collegiate Certified Athletic Trainers, Kirk Brumels

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Structure Preserving Algorithms for Computing the Symplectic Singular Value Decom Position, Archara Chaiyakarn

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Evaluating the Operative Mechanisms Underlying the High-Probability Request Sequence, Carrie L. Coleman

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Salary Negotiation Strategies of Female Administrators in Higher Education, Suzette Compton

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The Effects of Individual Monetary Incentives with Individual Feedback and Group Monetary Incentives with Group Feedback on High Performance, Kathryn M. Culig

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Risk Sharing and Consumption Insurance in Poor Urban Economies: Theory and Empirical Evidence from Household Data, Seife Dendir

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Analysis of Group Differences and Predictors of Hooper Visual Organization Test Scores, Michael R. DeVries

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A Behavioral Model for the Assessment and Management of Dehydration in Older Adults, Leilani Feliciano

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Photoexcitation and Photoionization of the Argon Atom and the Hydrogen Bromide Molecule, Ximao Feng

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The Effects of the Michigan Transition Outcomes Project, Jane E. Finn

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Willa Cather: The Letters and Novels of a Romantic Modernist, Lisa Bouma Garvelink

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High School Seniors’ Perceptions of Career and Technical Education and Factors Influencing Their Decision to Attend an Area Career Technical Center, David P. Gaunt

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Stratification and Domination in Graphs and Digraphs, Ralucca M. Gera

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Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of Manganese Doped Zinc Sulfide Quantum Dot Nanocrystals, Pedro A. Gonzalez Beerman

Investigation of Accordion-Optimized NMR Spectroscopy, Chad Eric Hadden

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The Three-Contingency Model of Self-Management, Holly C. Harrison

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Importation and Prisonization Of Corrections Worker’s Attitudes And Behaviors: An Empirical Examination of Social Distance, Correctional Orientation, and Punitive Behavior within the Correctional Setting, William J. Hartley

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Meaningful Learning: Reconciling the Tensions between Constructivist and Environmentally Sustainable Pedagogy, Nancy Van Kannel-Ray

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A Leadership Model for Roman Catholic Social Service Agencies, Richard A. Ketrow

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Examining the Keyword Mnemonic Strategy as an Effective Academic Intervention for High School Students Labeled Emotional or Behavioral Disordered, Karen A. Kleinheksel

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Rank-Based Methods for Repeated Measures Data Under Exchangeable Errors, John Kloke

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The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath, Kimberly Dawn Knutsen

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Career Experiences and Career Development among Chinese American Professional Women: A Qualitative Study, Yi-Ling Linda Kuo-Rice

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Who Voted?: Social Class and Participation in United States Presidential Elections, Uisoon Kwon

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Online Support for Multivariate Integration, Shujun Li

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Assessing the Validity and Reliability of the Spanish Translation of Two Help-Seeking Instruments, Salvador Lopez-Arias

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Teacher Quality and Teacher Preparedness in Public Secondary Schools: Evidence from SASS 1999-2000, Xuejin Lu

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Automotive Service Technology Intersectional Skills Proficiency Assessment, David L. MacQuarrie

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School Counselors' Perceptions about Female Participation in Non-Traditional Secondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs, Rashida Khatoon Malik

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The Italian Homliary: Texts and Contexts, Michael Thomas Martin

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Factors Affecting Treatment Program Development in a Mental Health Facility Serving Prisoners, Ruby Miranda Meriweather

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Bufadienolides In The Chemical Defenses Of The Toads, Bufo Americanus and Bufo Fowleri, Catherine E. Merovich

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A Study of How Precursor Key Concepts for Organic Chemistry Success Are Understood by General Chemistry Students, Patrick Gerard Meyer

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The Effects of Dextromethorphan on Response Acquisition with Delayed Reinforcement, Thomas B. Morgan

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Global Optimality Conditions in Mathematical Programming and Optimal Control, Pariwat Pacheenburawaa

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Performance Evaluation Models for Strategic Decision-Making: Towards a Hybrid Model, Geraldina Villalobos Quezada

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Changes in Glial Cell Line Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Nerve Growth Factor Expression with Development, Age, Exercise and Hypertension, Bertha C. Rebimbas-Cohen

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Starlight Drive, William R. Reynolds Jr.

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Higher Education Attorneys’ Perceptions Regarding Academic Freedom and Challenges to Academic Freedom, Manuel R. Rupe

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The Persistence of Adult Undergraduates on a Traditionally Oriented University Campus, Wendy Samuels

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The One-Stop Permit and Plan Review Center: Three Case Studies, Kenneth John Schilling

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Sexual Victimization: An Examination of Variables Predicting Psychological Adjustment, Janine M. Schroeder

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A Sociological History of Prison Privatization in the Contemporary United States, Donna Selman-Killingbeck

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Development of an Analogue of a Response-Class Hierarchy, Daniel B. Shabani

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Aid Effectiveness, Policies and Reform, Elias Kedir Shukralla

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Collaboration through Partnerships: A Review of Six Michigan Communities, Cheryl Kay Sibilsky-Soule

Hustle, Jason Skipper

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Load Interaction Effects on Fatigue Crack Growth, Stoyan Ivanov Stoychev

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Pyramidal Staff Training: Teaching Play and Manding to Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Koji Takeshima