All master’s theses completed through the Graduate College of Western Michigan University since 2012 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. We have a few digital copies of earlier years. If you have any questions, please contact maira.bundza@wmich.edu.

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Theses from 2014

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Rhetoric of Revolt in Thirteenth-Century Castile and England, Jillian M. Bjerke

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Predictive Modeling in the Search for Vertebrate Fossils: Geographic Object Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA) in the Eocene of Wyoming, Bryan Bommersbach

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A Study of the Symbolic Clothing Disposition Behaviors of Generation Y, Patti A. Borrello

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Gesture-Sensing Technology for the Bow: A Relevant and Accessible Digital Interface for String Instruments, Zachary Boyt

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A Comparison of Two Variations of a Stimulus-Stimulus Pairing Procedure On Novel and Infrequent Vocalizations of Children with Autism, Andrew J. Bulla

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The Monastery of Saint-Michel du Tréport and the Borderlands of Northeast Normandy, 1059-1270, Eric Callender

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Direct Torque Control of an lnduction Machine Using Multi-Layer Perceptron Network, Adithya Chandrashekharan

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Transport and Catabolism of Inositol Isomers in Sinorhizobium meliloti, Ee Leng Choong

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Salmonid Habitat Restoration on the Chocolay River, Michigan, Ross J. Crawford

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A Suryey of Music Therapists' Use of Music to Facilitate Reading Development in Children, Cynthia Cross

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Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistants: A Comparison of the Classroom Discourse within Expository and Problem-Based Learning Laboratories, Kelley M. Current

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Replacement of Solvent Based Ink by Water Based Inks for Gravure Presses with Low Efficiency Ink Driers, Viraj Suresh Dalvi

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Local Planning and High-Speed Rail: Responses and Perceptions in a Developing Amtrak Corridor, John-Luke D'Ambrosio

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Economic Analysis of Michigan Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Strategies, Randy José Jorge Díaz

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Development of Safety Performance Functions for Non-Motorized Traffic Safety, Hamidreza Ahady Dolatsara

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Owning Our Food System: Urban Community Gardening and Local Food Movements, Paige A. Edwards

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Michigan's Clay Bluffs: The Description and Comparison of an Erosion-Dependent Natural Community, Nathaniel G. Fuller

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Trajectory Optimization for a Misson to the Trojan Asteroids, Shivaji Senapati Gadsing

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"Race Becomes Biology": Co-occurring Oral and Systemic Disease as Embodiment of Structural Violence in an American Skeletal Sample, Rieti G. Gengo

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The Effectiveness of a Clinical Ladder Program, Melinda F. Gevaart

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Vaccinia Virus Flll Mediated Expedition of Tanapoxvirus Replication in Cell Culture, Yih Wen Goh

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Electron Transfer in Pnicogen Bond, Liangyu Guan

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Stratigraphic Framework and Landsystem Correlation for Deposits of the Saginaw Lobe, Michigan, USA, Ivan R. Guzman

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Electron Capture by Multiply Charged Ions from Molecular Targets, Justin Harris

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Combined Effects of MDMA and Ethanol on Locomotor Activity and Place Conditioning in Male and Female Adolescent Sprague-Dawley Rats, Keli A. Herr

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GPU-Accelerated Influenza Simulations for Operational Modeling, Peter Holvenstot

Expression of Hla-Dr Is Up-Regulated in Microglia/Macrophages of the Multiple System Atrophy, Junjie Hu

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Self-Supported Printed Multi-Layer Capacitors, Michael James Joyce

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The Effects of Different Warm-Up Methods on Anaerobic Power, Bradley Kendall

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The Nucleic Acid Binding Properties of the PWI Motif, Hamideh Keshavarz-mohammadian

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Investigation of the Development of Educational ICT Courses on Pre-Service Teachers’ Education Curricula, Sayuri Kojima

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Simulation of an Intake Manifold Pre-Heater for Cold Diesel Engine Startup, Patrick K. Kreun

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Translating and Adapting the Postt for Formative Assessment of Indonesian Preservice Science Teachers’ Pedagogical Orientations, Listiani

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A Remote Sensing Based Early Warning System for Algal Blooms in Kuwait Bay and Coastal Waters, Cameron Manche

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Emerging Technologies in Art Education, Molly A. Marshall

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No Fracking Way! A Study on the Spatial Patterns of and Changes in Perception and Distance from a Michigan Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing Site, Shannon McEwen

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Microglia Respond to Both Permanent and Temporary Deaferentation in the Adult Zebrafish Olfactory Bulb, Amanda K. McKenna

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Impersonal Trust in Versus Dependence on FDA, Amanda C. Meyer

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Physicochemical Characterization of Novel 1,1 0-Phenanthrolines, Dominic Millheim

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Integrating Art Education and Literacy Education: A Curriculum for the Secondary Level, Erin Moody-Zoet

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Of Tribes, Wars, and Jungles: A Study of U.S.College Students’ Perceptions of Africa and Africans, Seseer P. Mou

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Real-Time Hybrid Simulation with Online Model Updating, Adam Mueller

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Design of Hardware Accelerator for Fuzzy Automata Using Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration, Chinh K. Nguyen

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Piles of Salt: A Narrative of Civil War, Refugeeism, and Sociopolitical Transnationalism, Patrice M. Niltasuwan

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Comparative Analysis of Clavicular Tunnel Confìguration for Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction, Mark Omwansa

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Starting a Charter School in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Donald W. Pearson

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The Pagan Pudicitia of Early Christian Roman Women, Iris Rebecca Petty

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I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends: A Qualitative Study of Nurse Close Work Friendship and Social Support, Jennifer Ptacek

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Delayed Match-To-Sample in Preschool Children, Thomas Ratkos

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Looking for Mr. Right or Mr. Right-Now: A Content Analysis of Gay Men’s Personals, Matt Reid

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Overtime Traffic Enforcement Evaluation: A Methodology for Selecting Agencies and Enforcement Periods, Dario Enrique Romero Santana

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Diffusion of the lnternet and its Effect on Gender Attitudes: A Cross-National Approach, Robert Roznowski

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Improved Accuracy in Real-Time RFID Localization Systems Using Kalman Filtering, Benjamin J. Sanda

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Understanding Work Socialization: A Qualitative Study of a Youth Employment Program, Katelyn S. Sandor

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Managing Dispersed Recreation in the Allegheny National Forest, Anne Santa Maria

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Effects of Various Partial Body Cooling Techniques on Core Temperature during Recovery from Prolonged Cycling-Induced Heat Stress, Afton Danielle Seeley

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A Game of Skill: Video Game Enthusiasm and Confidence with Computers, Rebecca L. Sevin

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Tunes, Textures, and Trends: The Transformation of Johann Walther’s Geistliches Gesangbüchlein (1524, 1525, 1537, 1544, 1551), Emily Marie Solomon

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A Novel Silica-Based Nano Pigment as a Titanium Dioxide Replacement, Ryan Stoneburner

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Failure of Democratic Consolidation: The Three Year Interlude of Military Rule (1958-1962) in Burma, Zaw Thein

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Comparison of Dual- and Tri-Axial Accelerometer Accuracy, Lindsay Powell Toth

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Forbidden Fe II Emission Line Fluxes from the Weigelt Knots of Eta Carinae, S. Towers

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Electroplating of Nanoengineered Polymer Substrate, Brandon Voelker

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Virtual Analysis and Evaluation of Roundabout Safety and Operational Features, Elisha Jackson Wankogere

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The Social and Cultural Meanings of Names in Late Antique Italy, 313-604, Eric Ware

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The Gender of Participants in Published Research Involving People with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Erin Watkins

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Analytical Performance Evaluation of Thermoelectric Modules Using Effective Material Properties, Sean Lwe Leslie Weera

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The Relationship between Speaking Rate and Nasalance in Typical Adult Speakers, Rachel Whitney

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Effects of Road Salt on Asylum Lake Geochemistry, Davina A. Wyman

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A Gross National Happiness Infused Curriculum: The Promise of a More Meaningful Education in Bhutan, Sonam Zangmo

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The Efficacy of Music as a Non-Analgesic Method of Reducing Pain Perception during Cold Pressor Trials, Amanda Lynn Ziemba

Theses from 2013

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Spatial Factors Impacting Non-Motorized Exposures and Crash Risks, Farhad Abasahl

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Standardized Longitudinal Connection Detail for Decked Precast Prestressed Concrete Girders, Ramzi Muftah Ali Abduallah

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Investigating Crash Frequency and Injury Severity at Freeway Fixed Weigh Stations in Michigan, Fathi Salam Mo. Alkhatni

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Development and Evaluation of an Inquiry-Based Unit for Teaching about Paleoclimate and Climate Change, Steven Barone

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Firmware and Software for an Integrated Electrophysiology Data Acquisition and Stimulation System, Kyle D. Batzer

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The Effects of the Temporal Placement of Feedback on Performance and Skill Acquisition of a Medical Data Entry Task, Nathan Bechtel

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Elementary Art and Writing, Mary A. Beningo

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Use of a Gateway In-Street Sign Treatment to Increase Yielding to Pedestrians at Crosswalks, Miles K. Bennett

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Formulation and Evaluation of Resistive Inks for Applications in Printed Electronics, Sughosh Satish Bhore

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Utilizing Persistent Scatterer Interferometry to Investigate the Nature and Factors Controlling Nile Delta Subsidence, El Hachemi Yousef Bouali

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Response to Intervention: A District’s and School’s Implementation, Michelle L. Carter

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The Hearts of Ovid's Heroines in Trojumanna Saga, Luke J. Chambers

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Isolation of a Dosage Dependent Suppressor Using Saccharomyces Cerevisiae as a Model System, Rachel Chimner

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Still Siblings: The Perceived Importance of Sibling Relationships for Foster Children, Jessica A. Church

Alterations in the Estrogen Environment of the Testis Contribute to Declining Sperm Production, Michael S. Clarke

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Functional Annotation, Transcriptional Characterization and Enzymatic Contributions of Essential Amino Acid Biosynthesis-Related Genes, Teresa J. Clark

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Using Normative Messages and Incentives to Improve Organizational Performance, Anna L. Conard

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Managing Tribal Lands and Resources in Michigan: Tribal, State, and Federal Influence, Elise M. Crafts

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Activated Carbon Preconditioning to Reduce Contaminant Leaching in Cement-Based Stabilization of Soils, Renee Elizabeth Crane

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The Age of Consumption: A Study of Consumer (and Producer) Behavior and the Household, Stephen A. Damm

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EEG Acquisition System on Mobile Platform, Veerendra Dasari

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Across the Red Steppe: Exploring Mongolian Music in China and Exporting it from Within, Thalea C. Davis

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An Assessment of Public Outreach with Children and Educators Conducted by the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project, Erica A. D’Elia

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Inquiry Based Curriculum in a Public School Art Room: Aesthetic Education and Lincoln Center Institute, Jacqueline Denaway

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Use of Polymer Rapid Tools as Functional Injection Mold Tooling, Sean Derrick

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GIS-Based Flood Analysis for Adequate Flood Mitigation in an Unplanned Urban Area; The Case of Pikine Dagoudane in Dakar County, Senegal, Sokhna Helene Diop

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An Orchid in the Land of Technology: Embodied Presence in a Mediatized World, Kevin Dodd

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A Teacher's Journey in School Improvement and Reform, Kristi Domrase

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Theoretical Modeling of Near-Threshold Shape Resonance Behaviour in Photodetachment Experiments, Laurentiu Dan Dumitriu