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 2017

The Effects of First-Person Point-of-View Video Modeling on the Acquisition of Job-Related Social Skills for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Jenssen

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A Longitudinal Study of Prenatal Care and Prenatal Outcomes of Women in Foster Care across Michigan Counties, Jianrattanasawat

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Visual Literacy: Integrating Social Justice Art Education into the Middle School Curriculum, Kazmarski

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The Effect of Auditory Stimuli on Test Performance: Testing the Arousal Hypothesis, Kells

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Characterization of γ-Butyrolactone Rings: A Computational and Toxicological Study, Kidd

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Effects of Low Dose Mixtures of 3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone and Cocaine on Locomotor Activity and Brain Monoamine Content in Sprague-Dawley Rats, Kohler

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Development of Empirical and Virtual Tools for the Study of Bicycle Safety, Kostich

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Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing, Krishnan

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Libya, The New York Times, and a Propaganda Model of the Mass Media, LaPrairie

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Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction in the Headwater of the White River, Manistee National Forest, Michigan, Li

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Tourism Planning and Local Community Participation: Veron – Punta Cana Municipal District, Dominican Republic, Lorenzo

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Archaeological Evidence of Architectural Remains at Fort St. Joseph (20BE23), Niles, MI, Loveland

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Perspectives on Satisfaction for the Clinical Internship in Music Therapy: Differences Between American and International Music Therapy Students and Music Therapists, Lu

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Best Practices for Differentiated Learning among Third through Fifth Grade ELL Students, Macias

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Triplex Enim Eleemosyna Est, Cordis, Oris, Et Operis: Pope Innocent III’s Spiritual and Rhetorical Approach to Almsgiving, Maurer

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Implementing Online Updating to Complex Hysteresis Models in Real- Time Hybrid Simulation Using Constrained Unscented Kalman Filter, Mohammed

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Trading to Drink and Drinking to Trade: Assessing Alcohol Trade and Consumption in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century New France, Mosier

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Cultivating the Concrete Jungle: Examining Urban Agriculture in the Motor City - Detroit, MI, Muhammad

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Home Literacy Practices: A Focus on Dominican Families, Pendleton

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An Analysis of the Metal Finds from the Ninth-Century Metalworking Site at Bamburgh Castle in the Context of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metalworking in Middle- and Late-Saxon England, Polcrack

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A Study of Empathy in the Context of Religious Identity in the United States, Sakimehr

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The Modification of a Curtain Coating Formulation: A Study of Rheology and Surface Tension, and Their Effect on Pitting, Schoenfelder

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Gradus ad Parnassum: A Reader's Edition and Commentary, Schulte

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Minecrafting Archaeology: An Experimental Pedagogy for an Eighteenth-Century French Trading Post in Niles, Michigan, Schwaderer

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A Virtual Reality Based Powered Wheelchair Simulator, Sergeeva

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Women’s Role in their Reproductive Process: The Effects of Authoritative Knowledge and Biomedical Interventions on the American Birth Experience, Sheffey

Extraction and Recovery of Bound Phosphorus from Runoff Sediments Using Low Molecular Weight Organic Acids, Shields

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Papermaking Factors Affecting Lateral Web Position during Commercial Heat Set Web Offset Printing, Shields

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The Bended Tree, Shields

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Anything but Race: Content Analysis of Racial Discourse, Smith

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Assessing Changes in Land Cover in Southeast Louisiana from 2001 to 2011 Using Time-Series National Land Cover Data, Tarver

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Alaska Native Artifacts; Eskimos and Aleuts of the Bering Sea Rhythm of the Sea Collection, Taylor

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Williams Syndrome and Music: A Systematic Integrative Review, Thakur

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Development of an Effective Portable and Flexible Glove for Hand Tremor Suppression, Turkistani

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Defining the Immune Response and Cellular Pathologies in Multiple System Atrophy, Valenti

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The Quick Analysis for Principals in the Alignment of Administrative Plans within the School Improvement Framework at the Middle School Level, Vanden Heuvel

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Engagement of Early College Students in the Graphic Design Classroom, Vander Kley

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The Impact of Heart Rate Monitor Use on Student Intensity in Elementary Physical Education, van Klaveren

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Satellite Sequencing Optimization and Observational Orbit Determination Using Genetic Algorithms, Verstraete

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Model Predictive Power Management of a Hybrid Electric Propulsion System for Aircraft, Wall

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A Comparison of Concerns Related to Internship Preparation: A Survey of International and American Music Therapy Students and Professionals, Wang

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The Effects of Feedback Modality on Performance, Warrilow

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Measuring Quality of Life for Internal Migrants Working Urban Renewal Sites in Shanghai, China, Watkins

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Evolution of a Thylakoid Zinc-Finger Protein and Effects of Introducing this Protein into Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, Wessendorf

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Experimental Study of Global Luminescent Oil-Film (GLOF) Skin-Friction Meter on Delta Wings, Wewengkang

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Overcoming Ideology: Examining the Tension between Sex Work and Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy, Williams

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Economic Impact Analysis of Bridge Construction, Yavuz

Theses from 2016

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Internal Fault Location in Transformer Windings, Abed-Alkareem Alzekri

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Second Law of Thermodynamics Analysis of an Internal Combustion Engine Fueled with Methane, Abotabik

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Total Harmonics Distortion Reduction Using Adaptive, Weiner, and Kalman Filters, Alhafadhi

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The Effect of Flexibility on Interaction of Two Fibers Settling in Moderate Reynolds Numbers, Alhasan

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Development of Strain and Pressure Sensors on Flexible and Stretchable Platforms, Ali

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Environmental Applications of Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Al Isawi

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A General Code to Represent the Mathematical Life Cycle Cost Model of Bridge, Alshadeedi

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Analysis of Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes in Michigan, Al-zubaidi

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Comparison of Safety and Operational Performances for Three Engineering Countermeasures, Alzuhairi

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Evaluation of an Alternative Natural Surfactant for Non Aqueous Phase Liquid Remediation, Beach

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Optimization Methodology for CVT Ratio Scheduling with Consideration of Both Engine and CVT Efficiency, Beuerle

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Royal Advice and Religious Authority in Smaragdus of St. Mihiel's Via regia:An Analysis and Critical Edition, Black

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Comprehensive Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Pedestrian Countdown Signals on Road Users in Michigan, Boateng

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Political Utopias of the Renaissance: An Analysis of Thomas More’s Utopia, Johann Valentinus Andreae’s Christianopolis, and James Harrington’s The Commonwealth Of Oceana, Brake

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Using Photography as an Anthropological Approach to Studying Culture at the Mount Pleasant lndian lndustrial Boarding School, 1893-1934, Brown

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Stable Isotope Investigations of Two Components of the Cryosphere: Snow and Icicle Formation, Brubaker

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Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: The Curious Case [Study] of California’s Proposition 37, Brundage

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Safety Benefit Analysis of Alternative Delineation Practices in Michigan, Burdick

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A Location Allocation Model for Retention Basin Placement on Vacant Land in Detroit, MI, Chapman

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Electrostatic Nanosmearing Architecture of Additive Functional Groups during High Shear Mixing of Pharmaceutical Blends, Chatarla

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The Oncolytic Potential of Tanapoxvirus to Treat Retinoblastoma, Christie

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Examining the Effectiveness of a Training Video on the lmplementation and lnterpretation of a Functional Analysis, Conway

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Stratigraphy of the Upper Devonian-Lower Mississippian Michigan Basin: Review and Revision with an Emphasis on the Ellsworth Petroleum System, Currie

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Analytical Study of Miniature Thermoelectric Device, Dhannoon

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Analytical Modeling and Numerical Simulation of a Thermoelectric Generator Including Contact Resistances, Dhoopagunta

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The Effects of Individual and Social Comparison Graphic Feedback on Incented Performance, Einarsson

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Optimal Design of a Thermoelectric Cooling/Heating System for Car Seat Climate Control (CSCC), Elarusi

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Differentiating Saginaw from Huron-Erie lce Lobe Meltwater Deposits in South Central Michigan Using Longitudinal Profiles, Grain Size Analysis, and Lithology, Erber

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Optimal Design of Automotive Exhaust Thermoelectric Generator (AETEG), Fagehi

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Characterizing Groundwater Recharge and Streamflow using Stable Isotopes of Oxygen and Hydrogen, Ford

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Effect of Listening to Music During Warmup on Wingate Anaerobic Test Performance, Fox

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A Parameterized Implementation of a Hybrid Fuzzy Boolean Finite State Machine using an FPGA, Fuller

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A Sequence Stratigraphic Model for the Silurian A-1 Carbonate and Modeling of a Niagara-Lower Salina Reef Complex, Michigan Basin, U.S.A, Garrett

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Development of an Analytical Model for Beams with Two Dimples in Opposing Directions, Ghazwani

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Preliminary Study of Optical-Flow Based Background-Oriented Schlieren Measurements, Ghazwani

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The Impact of a Student Device Technology Integration Professional Development Program on K-6 Performance Data, Grostic

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Model Based Vehicle Simulation for Electrically Actuated Transmission Test Cells, Gruel

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ORRM6 is a Novel Organellar RNA Recognition Protein Involved in Plastid RNA Editing in Arabidopsis Thaliana, Hackett

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Modeling, Optimizing and Testing Thermoelectric Generators for Liquid-to-Liquid Low Grade Waste Heat Recovery, Hamil

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A General Code to Simulate the Effect of Indirect Lightning on Overhead Lines Using EMTP-Type Programs, Hasan

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Redistribution of the Chicago’s Divvy Bike-Share Stations Using Linear Optimization Model: An Equity Perspective, Hasan

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Oppression, Evaluation, and Direction: Understanding Character Agency through the Music of Wozzeck, Hester

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An Intra-Site Spatial Analysis of Fort St. Joseph (20BE23) in Niles, MI, Hillmeyer

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An Exploration of CubeSat Propulsion, Hine

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Geochemical and Petrological Studies on the Origin of Nickel-Copper Sulfide Mineralization at the Eagle lntrusion in Marquette County, Michigan, Hinks

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lnfluence of Persulfate on Solidification/Stabilization Characteristics of ISS Treatment, Hudson

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Ransoming for the Faith: Medieval Perceptions of the Role of Mercedarians in Catalan Society, Hunt

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Slug Tests in Unconfined Aquifers, Ismael

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The Use of Personality Type to Improve Team Collaboration within Design Studios, Jarl

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Three Poems by Marcel Price, Kerr

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Verifying Automated Prestressed Concrete Design Software for MDOT Bridge Design Standards, Khalaf

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Nightmare in the City of Dreams: Civic Consciousness and Industrialization in Imperial Vienna, 1848-1881, Killion

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Networking and Connecting Creative Minds: Understanding Social Media’s Role in Today’s Visual Arts Instruction, Kirby