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 2013

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Three Essays on Social Health Insurance in Developing Countries: The Case Study of Ghana, Stephen Ofori Abrokwah

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Cultural Adaptations of American Teachers in International Schools, David J. Alban

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A Computational Method for Estimating and Finding the HConfidence Interval of the Ratio Scale Parameters in the Two-Sample Problem, Mona Abdullah Alduailij

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Modification and Adaptation of the Program Evaluation Standards in Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Alyami

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Committed Seventh-Day Adventist Students at Secular Institutions of Higher Education, LaShonda R. Anthony

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Classifying Spaces of Symmetric Groups and Wreath Products, David Louis Arnold

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Increasing Following Headway in a Driving Simulator and Transfer to Real World Driving, Michelle Arnold

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Essays on the Relationships between Foreign Direct Investment, International Trade, and Exchange Rate Volatility, Bedassa Tadesse Ayele

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Interaction of Fast Highly Charged Ions with Insulating Straight and Tapered Glass Capillary Surfaces, Asmaa Mohammed Ayyad

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Ultrafast Dynamics and Two-Photon Absorption Properties of Chromophores at Interfaces, Semere Ghebru Bairu

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Measuring Performance Excellence: Key Performance Indicators for Institutions Accepted into the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), Paul J. Ballard

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Effective Leadership Behaviors: How One Principal Made Sense of and Integrated Research-Based Behaviors Into His Daily Practice, Heidi Ann Beidinger-Burnett

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Assessing the Generality of a Bout Analysis in the Description of Operant Behavior, J. Adam Bennett

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An Examination of Executive Function, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Fall Risk in Community Dwelling Older Adults, Jennifer A. Blackwood

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A Prospective Examination of Mindfulness Training on the Mitigation of Postraumatic Stress Symptoms, Abby E. Blankenship

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Computerized Behavioral Activation Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder and the Effects on Sexual Desire, Anthony G. Bonita

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The Qur'anic Jesus: A Study of Parallels with Non-Biblical Texts, Brian C. Bradford

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A Brief Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Protocol for Depression in an Inpatient Setting: An Effectiveness Study, Lucas Broten

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Population Demographics and Genetics of Spix's Disk-Winged Bat: Insights Regarding Survival, Mate Choice, Gene Flow and Effective Population Size, Michael Buchalski

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Anxiety-Reducing Strategies in the Classroom, Robin K. Buchler

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Exploring the Experiences of Counselor Educators Recognized for their Excellence in Teaching, Allison E. Buller

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An Embodied Perspective of Expertise in Solving the Problem of Making a Geologic Map, Caitlin Norah Callahan

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The War Against Joblessness: U.S. Intervention in State Labor Markets in Response to Economic Recessions, LaTasha Y. Chaffin

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Fuzzy Search Strategy Generation for Adversarial Systems Using Fuzzy Process Particle Swarm Optimization, Fuzzy Patterns, and a Hunch Factor, Stephany Coffman-Wolph

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The Impact of Institutional Culture on Student Activism: A Multi-Case Study in Christian Higher Education, Brian E. Cole

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Special Education Leadership and the Implementation of Response to Intervention, Derek Ryan Cooley

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Exploring Adolescent Experiences of Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status in Counseling Relationships: A Qualitative Approach, Christina Crans

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How Schools are Meeting State Legal Mandates to Provide Online Education, Mark Edward Deschaine

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Motivational Interviewing Assessment and Behavior Therapy as a Stepped-Care Approach to the Treatment of Adolescent Depression, Tanya N. Douleh

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Using Behavior-Analytic Techniques to Benefit an African Non-Governmental Organization: Improving and Expanding Services, Amy L. Durgin

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"This is Not Just My Story; It's Part of Who I Am": A Symbolic Interactionist Perspective of Battered Women's Identity Negotiations, Jessica Edel Harrelson

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Influences of TNT-Food Pairings on the Performance of Mine Detection Rats in Early Training Stages, Timothy L. Edwards

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A Robust Estimate for the Bifurcating Autoregressive Model with Application to Cell Lineage Data, Tamer M. E. Elbayoumi

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Building A House of Peace: The Origins of the Imperial Presidency and the Framework for Executive Power, 1933-1960, Katherine Elizabeth Ellison

NO SECRETS, Andrea England

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Collaboration between Grant-Making Organizations, Evaluators, And Program Staff Related to Standardized Evaluation Requirements, Kristin M. Everett

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Metal-Organic and Supramolecular Architectures Based on Mechanically Interlocked Molecules, Isurika Rosini Fernando

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Air Too Pure for Slavery and the Rights of British Liberty: The Black Experience in London, 1772-1883, Tony A. Frazier

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Veteran Teachers and Novice Coaches: A Case Study of Content Focused Coaching in Three Persistently Failing Midwestern Middle Schools, Brian E. Gamm

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Development of Polarization Analysis of Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering, Xuan Gao

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Reconceiving Self-Abnegation: Female Vulnerability as Embodied (Un)Sovereignty, Renee Lee Gardner

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Compositional and Structural Analysis of Nitrogen Incorporated and Ion Implanted Diamond Thin Films, Elias James Garratt

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Foreign Aid Effectiveness: Three Essays on Aid-For-Trade and Export Performance of Developing Countries, Shanka Prasad Ghimire

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New Approaches on Deinking Evaluations, Roland Gong

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Exploring Police Active Shooter Preparedness in Michigan: A Grounded Study of Police Preparedness to Active Shooter Incidents, Developing a Normative Model, Daryl Darwin Green

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Quantifying Value in Public Health: Using Economic Methods to Analyze System Change, Theresa M. Green

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Organic Solar Cells Based on High Dielectric Constant Materials: An Approach to Increase Efficiency, Khalil Jumah Tawfiq Hamam

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The Characterization of Algae Grown on Nutrient Removal Systems and Evaluation of Potential Uses for the Resulting Biomass, Kristin Hampel

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The History of Shakespeare in American Education, 1620-1930, Joseph P. Haughey

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Examining Antarctica from a Geodynamic Perspective: Backstripping, Ice Thickness, Tectonics and Erosion, Travis Gary Hayden

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Experiences of Male Saudi Arabian International Students in the United States, Molly Elizabeth Heyn

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Principal Leardership Behaviors Which Teachers at Different Career Stages Perceive as Affecting Job Satisfaction, Valari Hill

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Mixed Methods Analysis of Counselor Views, Attitudes and Perceived Competencies Regarding the Treatment of Internet Pornography Addiction, Bradly K. Hinman

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Almost Touching, Almost Free, Dustin M. Hoffman

Recombinant Metaphors: Uses of Language and Medieval Interdisciplinarity in Pearl, Lisa M. Horton

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A Pattern in the Lusternik-Schnirelmann Category of Rational Spaces, Julie Dare Houck

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Investigation of Recycled Paper Deinking Mechanisms, Veronika Husovska

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A Comparative Study of Exact Versus Propensity Matching Techniques Using Monte Carlo Simulation, Mukaria J. J. Itang'ata

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Estimation and Inference for Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Mixed Effects Models, Casey M. Jelsema

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Discovery and Characterization of a Tanapoxvirus Encoded Human Neuregulin Mimetic, David Jeng

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Client-Based QoS Monitoring and Evaluation Architecture for Network Infrastructure and Services, Ammar Mohammed Kamel

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Coveting the Backstage: A College Student Audience Study Regarding Authenticity Construction in the Reality Television Viewing Process, Lisa Marie Kruse

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Counselor Educator Knowledge, Experience, Attitudes and Beliefs Toward Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Jennifer Mills Langeland

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Motivating Operations in Drug-Discrimination, Amin Duff Lotfizadeh

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Clinician's Experience of Suicide Assessment from a Qualitative Perspective, Eric W. Macleod

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Artificial Immune Systems and Particle Swarm Optimization for Solutions to the General Adversarial Agents Problem, Jeremy Mange

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Exercise Alters Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF) Protein Content in the Spinal Cord, Monica Janine McCullough

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Impact of Participating in a Short-Term Intervention Model of Sports Education Camps for Children with Visual Impairments, John Michael McMahon

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From Script to Screen to Syllabus: The Path to Curriculum Design for Undergraduate Film Production Programs, Peter J. Muir

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Engineered Interfaces and Nano-Scale Thin Films for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrolytes, Manjula I. Nandasiri

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Hurting Leaders: The Lived Experiences of African-American Clergy and Their Views, Attitudes, and Barriers to Help-Seeking, Bernice Suzette Patterson

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A Description of Group Supervision in Internships: A National Study of Programs Accredited by CACREP, Robert Powell

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Evaluation of Modafinil in Preclinical Behavioral Assays of Abuse Liability, Amanda J. Quisenberry

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A Qualitative Study of Counselors Who Work with Spanish-Speaking Clients: Implications for Counselor Training and Practice, Daniel Rolando Romero

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Leadership Loss within Independently-Controlled Protestant Churches: Protecting against Leadership Turmoil and Turnover, Daniel L. Rundhaug

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The Process of How Teachers Become Teacher Leaders and How Teacher Leadership Becomes Distributed Within a School: A Grounded Theory Research Study, Steven J. Sanocki

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The Partial Characterization of the 142R Protein of Tanapox Virus, Krystal N. Seibert

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A Phenomenological Exploration of Superintendents’ and Principals’ Experiences in a Shared Professional Development Process, John R. Severson

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Slope of Change through D-Cycloserine Facilitation of Exposure Therapy in a Social Anxiety Population, Christina M. Sheerin

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Pathways to Cyber Bullying from Bystander to Participant: Secondary School Students’ Perspectives, Michele L. Siderman

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Weighted Shifts of Finite Multiplicity, Daniel S. Sievewright

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Student Conceptions of Learning and the Approaches to Learning Adopted in an Introductory Science Course: A Q Methodology Study, Kelly Marie Sparks

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Sharing: Social Behavior in Situations of Risk, Stephanie Theresia Stilling

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Teaching Students About Plagiarism: What it Looks Like and How It Is Measured, Diana Stout

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SIMO: Modeling and Measuring the Relationships between Strategy, IT/Mission Alignment Maturity and Nonprofit Organizational Outcomes, Kelly Ann Trusty

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Student Thoughts and Perceptions on Curriculum Reform, Douglas D. VanderJagt

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Psychosocial Development of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education, Kathleen M. VanderVeen

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Old English Ecologies: Environmental Readings of Anglo-Saxon Texts and Culture, Ilse Schweitzer VanDonkelaar

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Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Induced Structure-Property Relationships of Metal Nanostructures, Subramanian Vilayurganapathy

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Making Grades Matter: Connections Between Teacher Grading Practices and Attention to State Assessment, Gregory D. Warsen

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Judicial Behavior and Litigant Success in Environmental Cases at the United States Court of Appeals, Elizabeth Wheat

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Single Case Research Designs: An Effective and Efficient Methodology for Applied Aviation Research, Geoffrey R. Whitehurst

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The Voices of Higher Education Service-Learning Directors: A Qualitative Inductive Analysis, Kelsey Woodard

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Global Skin Friction Diagnostics: The Glof Technique and Measurements of Complex Separated Flows, Sudesh A. Woodiga