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 2016

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Descriptive Analysis of Activity Transition Data in an Intensive Autism Treatment Center, Kotsiris

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Measurement of Activity and Stability of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Coated Crystal Surfaces, Krishnan

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The Application of Chitosan on an Experimental Infection of Pseudogymnoascus Destructans Increases Survival in Little Brown Bats, Kulhanek

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Improved Methodology for Developing Non-Motorized Safety Perfomance Functions, Kwayu

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Cultivation in an On-Demand Era: Television Consumption, Explicit and Implicit Attitudes toward Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals, LaBine

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Application of Wavelet Transform in Structural Health Monitoring, Liyana Kankanamge

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Development of Fully Printed and Flexible Strain, Pressure and Electrochemical Sensors, Maddipatla

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Design, Modeling and Simulation of a Thermoelectric Cooling System (TEC), Mani

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Investigating Student Approaches to Learning with Structured or Unstructured Client Collaboration, Masselink

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‘How Yoga Are You?’: Exploring the Contemporary Practice of Yoga in the United States, McLaughlin

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The Perceptions of Michigan Hunters Regarding Wolves (Canis Lupus) and the ldea of a Wolf-Hunt as a Management Option, Merrill

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A Geographic Distribution Analysis and Examination of Social-Psychological Factors and their lmpact on Death Penalty Support in the United States, Moharter

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Impact of a Positive Behavior Support System on Staff Behavior at the Boys and Girls Club, Molina

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The Effects of Electronic Data Collection, Immediate Graphic Feedback, and Automated Scheduled Prompts on Data Collection Adherence, Morris

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A Genetic Algorithm Incorporating Design Choice for the Preliminary Design of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Mull

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The Decomposition of Hydroxylammonium Nitrate under Vacuum Conditions, Neff

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Factors lnfluencing Weight Gain and Perceived Barriers of Exercise in First Semester College Students, Neuenfeldt

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A Case for Implementing Visual Aesthetics in Music Pedagogy, Niskanen

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The Perceptions of Music Therapy Interns and Internship Supervisors: American Music Therapy Association Professional Competencies, Novak

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Approved for All Audiences: A Longitudinal Content Analysis of the Portrayal of Women in Movie Trailers, O’Neil

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Strengthening Tier 1 Elementary Reading Within a Multi-Tiered System of Support, Osborn

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Targeting Interventions to Reduce Chlamydia-Related Disparities in Kalamazoo County using GIS and Statistical Analysis, Owusu

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Physiology and Genetics Shape the Microbiome of a Seabird Species (Oceanodroma Leucorhoa) More than Environmental and Social Factors, Pearce

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Analysis of Transit Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Qatra

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Application of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry for Ionic Liquids and their Biodegradation Products, Rahbarirad

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The Role of Sexual Self-Disclosure in Partner Relational Satisfaction and Uncertainty, Richards

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Developing Standard Procedures for Structural Aspects of Slide-in Bridges in Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), Ridvanoglu

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Boundary Spanning Engagement: Transforming Institutional Culture to Support and Sustain an Engagement Agenda at a Public Research University, Russell

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Extent of Capillary Rise in Sands and Silts, Salim

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Geochemical and Petrological Characterizations of Peridotite and Related Rocks in Marquette County, Michigan, Sasso

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Current Perceptions of Music Therapists on the Benefits and Liabilities of State Licensure, Sawyer

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An Equivalent Plate Model with Orthotropic Material Properties for Adjacent Box-Beam Bridge Superstructure, Schnell

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Preparing for 1:1 Technology: Impact on Collaboration, Instruction, and Student Learning, Schwallier

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The Effects of a Peer Feedback Treatment Package on Math Performance in Students with Moderate Cognitive Impairments, Sheltrown

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Agents of Justice: Female Plaintiffs in the King’s Court in Thirteenth and Fourteenth-Century England, Shipman

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Shifting Gears of Safety: Women Truck Drivers Experience Added Safety Concerns Over the Road, Sicard

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Spatial, Temporal Variability and Trends within the Tributaries of the Huron River: Effects on the Frequency of Flooding, Stewart

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Pore Characterizations and Distributions within Niagaran – Lower Salina Reef Complex Reservoirs in the Silurian Northern Niagaran Pinnacle Reef Trend, Michigan Basin, Suhaimi

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The Value of the Arts in Education, Teague

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Coaching as a Packaged Intervention for Telemarketing Personnel, Tilka

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Experimental Characterization and Simulation of Carbon Nanotube Strain Sensing Films, Tummalapalli

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Minimization of Metamerism in Wood Grain Printing using Different GCR Settings, Turke

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Understanding College Students’ Exam Process in a General Chemistry Course, Willson

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Interaction between Human Experience, Landscape , and Coffee Production in the Blue Mountain Region of Jamaica, Yoshida

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Transportation System and Its Association with Human Health – A Review and Modeling Approach, Zahed

Theses from 2015

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Residential Property Values and Historic Districts: A Kalamazoo Case Study, Aardema

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Evaluation of the Safety Effectiveness of Clearview Font and Fluorescent Yellow Sheeting on Michigan Freeways and Non-Freeways, Acosta Rodrieuez

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Geological Controls on Stratigraphy and Sedimentation of the Mississippian Marshall Formation, Michigan Basin, U.S.A., Adducci

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Signage Recognition Based Wayfinding System for the Visually Impaired, Ahmed

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Computer Aided Brain Tumor Edge Extraction Using Morphological Operations, AlAzawee

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Synthesis of New Platinum-Based Anti-Cancer Drugs, Albaroodi Yasser

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Performance Analysis of Distance Relay on Shunt/Series Facts-Compensated Transmission Line, Al-Behadili

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Impact of Calendering and Silver Addition to Carbon Nanotube-Based Electrodes Used in Printed Multi-Layer Capacitors, Al-Mubarak

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Design of a New Digital Relay for Transmission Line Fault Detection, Classification and Localization Based on a New Composite Relay and Artificial Neural Network Approach, Altaie

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Formant Frequency Transitions in the Fluent Speech of Adults who do and do not Stutter: Testing the over-reliance on feedback hypothesis, Arnold

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Language Policy in Turkey and Its Effect on the Kurdish Language, Arslan

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Fostering the Efficacious Adolescent Artist, Beltowski

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Physiological Response to Dissonance in Musicians and Nonmusicians, Biehl

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Loss on Ignition Using Infrared Heating, Binoniemi

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A Comparison Study of Diagnostic Outcomes between the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC) and the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R), Bodine

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Breastfeeding with the Bronson Mothers’ Milk Bank, Bodnar

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Geochemical and Petrological Characterization of the Back Forty Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposit, Boxleiter

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Emotional Responses to Musical Dissonance in Musicians and Nonmusicians, Bumgarner

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Music Therapists Behind Locked Doors: The Role of Trauma Exposure and Current Music Therapy Practices in Correctional and Forensic Psychiatry, Bush

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Analysis of Mobility Impact for Implementing Complete Streets, Calderón Díaz

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Effect of a 7-Week Rock Climbing Class on Physical Fitness and Performance, Cargo

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A Microscopic Simulation Approach to Performance Evaluation of Intelligent Transportation System Corridors: A Case in Michigan, Clark

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Anomalous Thermal Indicators from Authigenic Minerals in Upper Paleozoic Strata of the Michigan Basin, Cox

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Putting the Motive Back in Motivation: Exploring the Promise of Intention and Practical Knowledge in Reengaging the Apathetic Learner, Cronkhite-Marks

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Careers in Aging: Increasing Interest and Investigating Career Paths, Cunnington

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Fighting for Inclusion: The Origin of Gay Liberation at the University of Michigan, Denby

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Phase Change Lines, Scale Breaks and Trend Lines Using Excel 2013TM, Deochand

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Control of Cation Ordering in Zinc Tin Nitride and In-Situ Monitoring of Growth, Durant

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Using an Interactive Mobile Application to Crowdsource Data Collection for Management Issues in Asylum Lake Preserve, Kalamazoo, MI, Ebenstein

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Northsong, Endicott

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Environmental Impact of Conference Realignment, Farley

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Design and Analysis of Speed Control Using Hybrid PID-Fuzzy Controller for Induction Motors, Fattah

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State of Memory: National History and Exclusive Identity in Contemporary Denmark, Foor

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Creative Concentrations: A Secondary Design Curriculum, Gustafson

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Differential Effects of Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and Mephedrone in Rats Trained to Discriminate MDMA or a D-Amphetamine+MDMA Mixture, Harvey

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Petrological and Geochemical Evaluation of the Sturgeon Falls Intrusive Body, Haynes

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Patterns in Faunal Remains at Fort St. Joseph, a French Fur Trade Post in the Western Great Lakes, Hearns

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“Men of Good Timber”: An Archaeological Investigation of Labor in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Howe

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Hybrid Fuzzy-PID Controller for Buck-Boost Converter in Solar Energy-Battery Systems, Hussein

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Morphology Based Framework for Improved Driver's Visibility in Inclement Weather Conditions, Hussein

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“What Country Music Needs Is a Good War”: Country Music, Memory, and Conservative Politics, Johnson

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Estimating Sediment and Nutrient Loading in the Davis Creek Watershed Using Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), Karatas

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Assessing High School Science Students’ Abilities to Use Cross Cutting Literacy Skills and Scientific Argumentative Writing Skills in a Mid-Western School District, Karel

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The Neurochemistry of Group Singing: Bonding and Oxytocin, Keeler

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Why Abstain? Trends in and Origins of Indifference and Estrangement in the United States, 1968-2012, Keeler

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Perceptions of Guitar Use and Training in Music Therapy: A Survey of Clinicians, Keller

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The Design of Nanostructures from the Blending of Flowing Agents Influencing Critical Properties of a Pharmaceutical Formulation, Kick

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Taking Art to the Next Level: Integration of Advanced Placement Studio Art, 2-D Design, Kingsley

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Low Melting Glass Frit as an Adhesion and Resistivity Promotor to Silver Nanoparticle Ink Photonically Sintered on Indium Tin Oxide Coated Glass, Kleiner

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Implementing a Linear Quadratic Spacecraft Attitude Control System, Kolosa

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Determining Discharge from the Fallasburg Dam and the Hydrology of the Flat River Bypass Channel, Lowell, Michigan, Kuiper

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Exploring the Oncolytic Potentail of a Double Knock-Out Tanapoxvirus Containing FLiC Transgene, Kurban

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Analyzing Repetitive Sequences with Structured Dynamic Bayesian Networks, Lake

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A Multimedia Resource of Orchestral Excerpts for Tuba, Le Roy

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The Taphonomic Factors on Human Remains inside Chullpas: Marcajirca, Peru, Lininger