All master’s theses completed and available to us at Western Michigan University since 1941 have been entered into ScholarWorks. Some may be embargoed or restricted by the authors and may be only available from on-campus computers. Print copies from earlier years are available through interlibrary loan. If you have any questions, please contact maira.bundza@wmich.edu.

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Theses from 2019

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Estimation of the Fatigue Life of Additively Manufactured Metallic Components Using Modified Strain Life Parameters Based on Surface Roughness, Grohs

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Portable Electrochemical System for Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Hanson

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PCR Analysis on the Effects of Alpha Synuclein Treatment on C6 Rat Glioma Cells, Helmus

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Training Functional Analysis Skills with Instruction with Video Modeling and Video-Self Monitoring, Hughes

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Thermal Maturation Modeling of the Michigan Basin, Hybza

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Police-Community Collaboration in an Upper Midwest City, Imbody

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Optimal Energy Management for Forward-Looking Serial-Parallel Hybrid Electric Vehicle Using Rule-Based Control Strategy, Jadhav

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Reconsidering ‘Soul and Body II’: Who is Culpable for Their Combined Fate?, Jaran

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Aristocratic Women’s Kinship Ties in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Flanders and Champagne, Johnson

Inconel 625 Additive Manufacturing Process Parameter Investigation on an EOS M290, Johnson

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Utilizing Geophysical Attributes to Investigate the Architecture of a Pinnacle Reef Complex, Michigan Basin, USA, Johnson

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An Examination of Flintlock Components at Fort St. Joseph (20BE23), Niles, Michigan, Jones

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The Meaning of the Civil War in Northern Religious Periodicals, 1865-1877, Joslin

Music Improvisation as Treatment for Adolescents with Anxiety: An Integrative Review, Julian

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Modeling and Simulation with Optimal Gear Ratio for a Forward-Looking, Velocity-Driven, Power-Split Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Kanap

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Relationship between One Repetition Maximum Parallel Squat and Jump Squat Peak Power, Klitzke

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A Kingdom of Co-Inherence: Christian Theology and the Laws of King Magnus the Lawmender of Norway, 1261-1281, Knackstedt

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The Boundaries of Modern Jazz Composition: Interaction between Tango and Jazz Music, Kozhevnikova

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Student-Provided Technology in the Classroom, LaFleur

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Mal_Functions for String Quartet and Live Electronics, Lupp

Model Based Development of Enhanced Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator and Effect of Thermoelectric Leg Length on eMMRTG, Magdum

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Deep Imprints 20th-Century Media Stereotypes towards East Asian Immigrants and the Development of a Pan-Ethnic East-Asian-American Identity, Maiytt

Structures, Experiences, and Perceptions of Undergraduate Students’ Networks: A Mixed Methods Study, Marshall

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Understanding Individuals’ Perceptions of Oak Wilt and Its Implications for Invasive Species Management, Morrissey

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Depositional Facies and Sequence Stratigraphic Model for the Silurian Reefs, Michigan Basin, USA, Nadhim

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Virtual Realities in Archaeology: Employing the Oculus Rift for Artifact Visualization and Education, Nau

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A Comparison of the Efficacy of Gutter Pan and Curb Top Placement with a Full Gateway Configuration of the In-Street Sign on Driver Yielding to Pedestrians, Newton

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Bedrock Topography Mapping of the East Leroy and Climax 7.5’ Quadrangles, MI using HVSR and Other Geophysical Methods, Norris

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Functional Analysis in the Home Setting of an Older Adult with Neurocognitive Disorder, Norton

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Cisgender Fragility, Oaster

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Wonder Women in a Superman World: Exploring the Memorable Messages and Communicative Approaches Women Utilize When Navigating the Leader-Member Relationship, Packard

Design, Fabrication and Testing of 3D Printed Lab-On-Chip Devices for Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Applications, Pokharna

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Model Predictive Control Synthesis for the Innovative Control Effector Tailless Fighter Aircraft, Proctor

Emotion Detection through Facial Feature Analysis: Towards Digital Support for Children with Autism, Raju

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Training Set Density Estimation for Trajectory Predictions Using Artificial Neural Networks, Reinke

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Petrogenesis of the Eagle East Gabbro in Marquette County, MI, USA, Rupp

Hybrid Optical-Flow-Cross-Correlation Method for Particle Image Velocimetry, Salazar

Plastid-Targeted Iron-Sulfur Carrier Proteins in Arabidopsis Thaliana, Satyanarayan

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Astrogliosis in the Adult Zebrafish Olfactory Bulb during Repetitive Peripheral Damage, Scheib

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Control Law Synthesis for Lockheed Martin’s Innovative Control Effectors Aircraft Concept, Segard

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Using Remotely Sensed Imagery to Examine Changing Urban Land Cover Across Time and Topography: A Study of Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley, Sigdel

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Contemporary Artists of Color and Non-Western Artists in the Middle School Art Curriculum, Stiffler

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An Exploration into the Controls and Extent of Capillary Rise in Fine-Grained Sand, Turluck

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Analysis of Advance Placement Distance of the Gateway In-Street Sign on Increased Yielding Distance, Turske

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A Descriptive Analysis of Restrictive and Intrusive Procedures in Behavior Support Plans, Webster

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Recipient Rights Guidelines: Assessment of Practical Interpretation, Wieszciecinski

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Curtis Otto Bismarck Curtis-Smith, Wittman

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Habitat Suitability of the Mountain Pine Beetle in Alberta, Canada under Future Climate Scenarios, Woloszyn

Theses from 2018

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Punks in the Church: The Relationship Between the Punk Subculture and Church in East Germany, Aardsma Benton

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Establishing Delay-Based Criteria for Installing Traffic Signals at Two-Lane Roundabouts, Adegbaju

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Spatial Effects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on Poverty Reduction in Colombia: A Mixed Methods Approach, Aguilar

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From Architectural Design to Structural Analysis: A Data-Driven Approach to Study Building Information Modeling (BIM) Interoperability, Aldegeily

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On WLAN Fingerprint Indoor Positioning Systems Clustering, and Classification for Enhanced Performance, Al Glehawi

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Evaluation of Bike Boxes and Protected Intersections with Bicycle Signal Treatments for Improving Safety and Multimodal Mobility at Urban Signalized Intersections, Al Houz

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Computational Study of the Nature of Tetrel Bond, Aman

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Geologic Mapping of the Bronson North and Bronson South 7.5-Minute Quadrangles, Branch County, Michigan, Backhaus

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Pyrolysis of Plastic Waste from Medical Services Facilities into Potential Fuel and/or Fuel Additives, Baiden

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Stereotypic Repetitive Hand Flapping Movement Detector Children with Autism, Bansode

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The Effect of Patterned Sensory Enhancement on Balance and Ambulation in Persons Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, Barko

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The Role of Arts Education in Closing the Achievement Gap in High Poverty Schools, Basse

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Spectral Discrimination of Phragmites Australis at Different Phenological Stages in Saginaw Bay, Michigan, Benedict

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A Collection of Three Pieces for Solo Instrument and Electronics, Borcherding

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Teaching the Soft Skills through the Arts: A Supplementary Art Curriculum, Boverhof

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An Evaluation of Domestic Violence Shelter Programs and Research Best Practices, Brown

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Evaluating the Efficacy of Convolution Neural Networks in Age at Deat Estimation Using 3D Scans of the Pubic Symphyseal Face, Brown

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Application of a Three-Lever Drug Discrimination Method to Differentiate the Interoceptive Stimulus Effects of 3, 4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone and 4-Methylmethcathinone in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats, Bullock

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Limited by Design: Expanding the Boundaries of Schooling Policies from Demanded Passivity to Transformative Practice, Carvalho-Pinto

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Use of Fluorescein Dye for Characterizing Water and Solute Flux Across the Groundwater – Surface Water Interface, Cascarano

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Enabling Robust Distributed Real-Time Hybrid Simulation Method and Expanding Its Applications in Floating Wind Turbine Systems, Cinar

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Language Profiles of Children Who Have Experienced Complex Trauma and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Ciolino

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College Self-Funding Predicting Deviant Behaviors, Darling

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Exploring the Impact of Pretrained Bidirectional Language Models on Protein Secondary Structure Prediction, Daudert

The Effects of Combined Evaluative and Objective Feedback On Performance, Derthick

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Forward-Looking, Velocity-Driven, Powertrain Modeling and Optimal Control for Continuous Variable Transmission, Deshmukh

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Effect of Social Feedback on Emotions and Preferences in Music, Dillon

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The Passive Effects of Full-Gateway, In-Street Signs on Vehicular Speed, Dixon

Immuno-Ligated Single Wall Nanotube-Impregnated Paper Strips for Biosensing, Exposito

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Liquid-To-Liquid Low Grade Waste Heat Recovery Using a Two-Channel Loop, Farwana

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The Sunlight Cycle, Flynn

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A Survey of Perceptions and Professional Boundaries Between Music Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology, Fromius

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Peer and Self Reflective Evaluations; Benefits and Techniques Used in a Middle School Art Room Setting, Garrod

Extraction of Runoff Sediment-Bound Inorganic Phosphorus Using Low Molecular Weight Organic Acids: Solubilization Kinetics and Speciation Dynamics, Gaviglio

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Application of Handheld ED-XRF for High-Resolution Chemostratigraphy in Texturally Homogeneous Carbonate Mudstones: Salina A-1 Carbonate (Silurian), Michigan Basin, Hemenway

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The Effects of Gateway Width on Driver Yielding to Pedestrians: A Systematic and Parametric Analysis, Hochmuth

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Professional Preparedness: A Satisfaction Survey for Music Therapists in the United States, Hua

Variable Reluctance Virtual Torque Sensor for Automotive Applications, Iddum

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Maintaining Deck Profile in Steel I-Girder Bridges During Deck Placement, Inceefe

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An Examination of Age Labels in Music Related Dissertations and Theses: 2009-2016, Jackson

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Exploring the Relevance of Art Therapy in Public Education, Jarrell

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What Provides for Me as I Provide for Others? A Study of Homeless Shelters Employees Within Kalamazoo, Michigan, Jezior

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A Structural and Stratigraphic Study of the A-2 Carbonate in Southwest Michigan and Reservoir Characterization of an A-2 Carbonate Gas Storage Field, Joupperi

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Organocatalyzed Synthesis of Epoxides from Chalcones Utilizing Amino Acids, Kegeler

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Characterization of Pinitol Catabolism in Sinorhizobium Meliloti and its Role in Nodule Occupancy, Kennedy-Mendez

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Effects of Instability on Core Muscle Activation in a Side Bridge, Kishman

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Geochemical and Petrological Investigation of the Prospective Ni-Cu-Pge Mineralization at the Echo Lake Intrusion in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA, Koerber

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Interannual Variations of Snowfall in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan and Impacts of Local and Remote Meteorological Conditions, Koirala

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Design of a Portable Biogas Purification and Storage System, Kosna

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Control-Oriented Automatic Transmission- Based Powertrain Modeling and Simulation with Judder, Kundale

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A Comparison of Alternative Route Alignments for the North Country Trail Through Calhoun County, MI, Lambert

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Deer-Vehicle Collisions in Kalamazoo County, Michigan: A Study Using GIS and Statistical Modeling, LaPorte