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 2013

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Silence, Declaration, and Circumstance: Rethinking Women’s Roles in Saudi Arabia, Ashleigh Elizabeth Dunham

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Isolation of Potential Oncolytic Mutants of Tanapoxvirus with Targeted Deletions and Insertions, Mohamed Abdusalam Elswad

Safety Benefits of Adaptive Traffic Control Systems: A Case Study of Oakland County, MI, Joshua Adam Fink

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A Content Analysis of Music Therapy Theses and Dissertations from 2000 to 2012 from AMTA Approved Graduate Programs, Liisa G. Flores

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Comic Book Fandom and Stigma Consciousness, Dennis R. Gagliardo

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Using Attachment Theory and the Hyperpersonal Model to Examine Relationship Maintenance, Satisfaction, and Affectionate Communication in Romantic Relationships, Christina J. Gentile

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Surface Complexation Modeling of CR(VI) Absorption on Mineral Assemblages, Ann M. Gilchrist

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Using Behavioral Interventions Amongst Unionized Workers to Increase Attendance, Marlies Hagge

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Single-Depot Vehicle Routing Problem for Home Delivery of Pharmaceutical Products, Kimberly Starr Harms

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“Common Sense” Versus “Good Sense”: Marginalization in Agriculture, Mark W. Hoock

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American Beisbol: How Cultural Differences Help Explain Different Approaches to Game Playing, Derek Jackson

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Analytical Solutions for a Large-Scale Long-Lived Rotating Layer of Fluid Heated Underneath, Pouya Jalilian

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Fuctional Properties of Phthalocyanine Dye Based Inks, Yumeizhi Jia

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Neiman Marcus Chicken Coops: Exploring Class and Identity Through Backyard Chicken Keeping and the Contemporary Food Movement, Traci D. Joseph

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Soy-Based Inkjet Ink, Zahra Mashhadi Khodabakhsh

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Missing the Mark: Why Modern Efforts to Better Schools Through Standardization Aren't Working, Richard Knowlton

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Change and Continuity: Euro-American and Native American Settlement Patterns in the St. Joseph River Valley, Allison M. Kohley

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Evaluation of Point Cloud Data Dispersion with Relation to Point Cloud Density under Field Conditions, Ling Kit Kong

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Evaluation of the Efficacy of a Rat Agreement Based Reinforcement Procedure, Katherine B. LaLonde

Reducing Nonfatal Occupational Injuries Among Hispanic Workers With The Implementation of Behavior-Based Safety Training in Spanish, Sin Chien Lee

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A New Kind of National: Modified String Quartet Practices in Post-Soviet Eurasia, Adam Taylor Lenz

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Origin of High Levels of Ammonium in Groundwater, Ottawa County, Michigan, Derrick Lingle

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Developing a Game-Theoritic Analysis of Terrorism, Matthew A. Love

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Adsorption of Hexavalent Chromium On Hydrous Manganese Oxide, Andrew K. MacLeod

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Use of a Specific Alpha7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonist Can Prevent Loss of Retinal Ganglion Cells in an In Vivo Rat Glaucoma Model, David Mata

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Recovering the Saumurois: Lay Patronage to Saint-Florent of Saumur, ca. 950-1150, Adam C. Matthews

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Study of the Insulin Mimetic Sodium Orthovanadate in Glucosamine Induced Insulin Resistnace in Primary Rat Hepatocytes, Kalan McPherson

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Study of Feasability for Phase Difference Extraction Using Software Defined Radio in Location Analysis, Paul Miller

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Comparison of the Strength of Harmony, Melodic Line, Rhythmic Variation, and Expressive Elements in Influencing Emotional Judgment in Music, Marilyn M. Moore

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An Automated Approach to Dynamic Site Layout Planning, Duy Huu Nguyen

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The Effectiveness of the New Town Policy in Managing Growth and Congestion in Mega Cities: A Case Study of Lagos, Nigeria New Town Policy, Abolaji Samson Olanipekun

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Explicit Teacher-Implemented Phoneme Awareness Instruction: Preschool Effects, Heather M. Osterhouse

Design and Testing of a Smart High Power Smart DC-DC Converter, Chandra Shekar Patil

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Analysis of Depositional Facies and Geological Controls on Reservoir Quality in Lower-Middle Devonian Sylvania Sandstone, Midland County, Michigan, Katherine A. Pollard

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A Discursive Analysis of a Pregnancy Center: How Pregnant Women Are Encouraged to Develop a Sense of Self-Worth and Emotional Wellbeing Through the Use of Rhetoric and Imagery, Jessica Postma

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The Internet and Mass Society: Civic Engagement in the Digital Age, Simon J. Purdy

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BroncoBlade: An Open Source Wind Turbine Blade Analysis Tool, Alex R. Quinlan

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Cyber-Adaptive Physical Systems for Automated Construction Progress Monitoring and Asset Tracking, Syed Hammad Rasheed

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Liminal Losers: Breakdowns and Breakthroughs in Reality Television's Biggest Hit, Caitlin Rickert

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Traversing Bourgeois Spaces: How a First-Generation College Student Makes Sense of the Academy, Tabatha L. Roberts

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Data Storage Alternatives for a Gridded Crop Disease Risk Forecasting System, Paul J. Roehsner

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Labeling Research Deviant: A Comparative Analysis of Federal Ad Hoc Commissions on Human Subject Research, Brian W. Rossana

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Closer to Nature: Exploring Environmental Summer Camp Experience Through Ethnographic Fiction, Courtney Morgan Schofield

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Location and Competitive Strategy in Retail: The Case of GameStop in Michigan, Karl P. Schrantz

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Using Soil Organic Matter as an Iron Chelate to Enhance the Efficiency of Modified Fenton Oxidition of Diesel Fuel in Arctic Soils, Mary K. Sherwood

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Extended Color Gamut for Flexographic Printing, Gaurav Dinesh Sheth

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Instrumentation Electronics for an Integrated Electrophysiology Data Acquisition and Stimulation System, Donovan Squires

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Development of CFD Models for the Purposes of Exploring Free Surface Wave Phenomena, Leonard P. Stoehr

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Ethical Ambivalence in Local Television Weathercasting: A Rossian Analysis, Vernon Keith Thompson

Transport and Catabolism of Inositol Derivatives in Sinorhizobium Meliloti, Mary Jean Thwaites

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Economic Autonomy of the Miskitu Women of the North Atlantic Autonomous Region, Nicaragua: Do Current Development Polices Apply to Matrifocal Societies?, Ariana M. Toth

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Late Mississippian (Chesterian) Through Early Pennsylvanian (Atokan) Strata, Michigan Basin, U.S.A., Shannon M. Towne

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Roatan Honduras and Perceptions of Divers’ Location Choices in the Caribbean, Juli Dawn Tripicchio

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An Implementation of Controller Area Network Bus Analyzer Using Microblaze and Petalinux, Tung-Hsun Tsou

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Climbing into the Ivory Tower: A Look at Administrative Perspectives on Sexual Assault on the College Campus, Tasha Nichole Turner

Elevated Expression of Adaptive Immune Proteins in the Cerebellum and Pons of Patients with Multiple System Atrophy, Karen Van Wagner

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La oficina de la mujer (OMM): A Conduit for Social Empowerment among Women in a Small Guatemalan Lake Community, Rachel Volk

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Executive Functions and Social Interactions: Developing Social Scenarios, Mackenzie Waite

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Creating Sustainable Economic and Ecological Growth in the Congo Basin: Bushmeat Consumption and Biodiversity Protection, Richelle Lynn Warnock

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Improved Deinkability of LEP (Liquid Electrophotography) Digital Prints, Zheng Wei

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Expression of the Chemokine Receptor, CXCR4, and Its Ligand, SDF-1, Are Increased in Purkinje Cells of the Multiple System Atrophy Cerebellum, Megan Welter

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Preschoolers with Speech and Language Impairment: Case Studies from a Teacher-Delivered Phonological Awareness Program, Katherine J. Wickham

The Effects of Immunological Castration on the Testicular Function of Boars Given Two Different Anti-GnRH Vaccinen, Nicholas Alan Wicks

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The Effects of a Moisture-Wicking Fabric Shirt on the Physiological Responses During Acute Exercise in the Heat, Kimberly Wigboldy

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Integrating Depositional Facies and Sequence Stratigraphy in Characterizing Unconventional Reservoirs: Eagle Ford Shale, South Texas, Seth Jordan Workman

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A Preliminary Study of the Articulatory and Acoustic Features of Forward and Backward Tone Placement in Singing, Krista Wyllys

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The Geology of the South Antelope Pass Area of the Southern Peloncillo Mountains, Hidalgo County, New Mexico, John A. Yellich

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Implementation and Analysis of a 1.4L Turbo Liquid Cooled CAC and AC Condenser System, Mitchell Zajac

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Stratigraphic Controls on Diagenetic Pathways in the St. Peter Sandstone, Michigan Basin, Stephen A. Zdan

Theses from 2012

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Reservoir Characterization and Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential in Middle Devonian Dundee Limestone Reservoirs, Michigan Basin, USA, Abrahim Abduslam

Online Anonymity and its Effects on Virtual Community: A Microdiscursive Analysis of the Teachers.net Public Chatboard, Katyn M. Adams

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High Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery Characterization for Vehicular Applications, Sazzad Hossain Ahmed

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Scopolamine-Induced Dry Eye Model in Female Rats, Ryan Alderson

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The Rise and Fall of Kin Structure in the Neotropical, Family-Living Buff-Breasted Wren (Cantorchilus Leucotis) in Gamboa, Panama, Sarah C. Alessi

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Privacy and Security Issues in IoT Healthcare Applications for the Disabled Users a Survey, Wassnaa AL-mawee

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Composition of Jazz Pieces with Samba and Marimba Influences, Maria Cecelia Davila Almeida

Historical Referentiality in E.L. Doctorow's The Book of Daniel and Ragtime, Hanan Hashem Aly

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Characterizing the Internal Architecture of Upper Bone Spring Limestone Turbidites and Mass-Transport Deposits (MTDs) Utilizing High-Resolution Image Log Technology, Jason J. Asmus

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The Effects of Coolant Temperature on Spark Ignition Engine Performance, Alaa M. Attar

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Assessment of the Discriminative Stimulus Effects and Time Courses of Salvinorin A and Two Synthetic Salvinorin B Derivatives, Methoxylmethyl (MOM) and Ethoxymethyl (EOM), Ethers in Rats Trained To Discriminate U69,593, Lisa M. Bell

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Gender and the Boundaries of National Identity: U.S. Women as a Citizen Class in the Long 1960s, Sara Bijani

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The Effects of Replacing Dispersed Trash and Recycling Bins with Integrated Waste Receptacles on the Accuracy of Waste Sorting in an Academic Building, Katherine J. Binder

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Understanding Flight Delays at U.S. Airports in 2010, Using Chicago O'Hare International Airport as a Case Study, Paul Blackwood

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Direct Analysis of Hops by Leaf Spray and Paper Spray Mass Spectrometry, Kari Blain

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CD68 Immune Cell Involvement in Purkinje Cell Degeneration in the Cerebellum of Multiple System Atrophy Patients, Ashley A. Bostic

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Prospects for an International Charter "Space and Major Disaster" Remote Sensing Response to Drought Disasters - An Anhui, China Case Study, Joseph Burkhead

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Effects of Symbol Prompts and 3D Pavement Illusions on Motorist Yielding at Crosswalks, Nicole M. Cambridge

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The Influence of Coating Structure on Sheet-Fed Offset Ink Setting Rates, Ting Chen

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How Now Shall We Consume: Widening Conception of Political Consumption and Analysis of the American Buyer, John Patton Chew

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Foreign Direct Investment in Italy 2000-2010: Spatial Patterns and Implications, Enzo Crescentini

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Geophysical and Remote Sensing Applications for a Better Understanding of the Structural Controls on Groundwater Flow in the Lucerne Valley, California, Dale R. Dailey

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Superintendent Leadership and School Governance Performance, Ronald Drzewicki

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Absorber Geometry Optimization for a New Wave Energy Converter, Rachel A. Durren

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Creating Original Garments Using Couture Sewing Methods, Nicole S. Eckerson

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The Effects of Reinforcer-Paired Stimuli on Operant Behavior: Review, Demonstration, and Conceptual Analysis, Timothy Lowell Edwards

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The Kappa Opioid Agonist, Salvinorin A, Attenuates Locomotor Effects of Morphine but not Morphine-Induced Conditioned Place Preference, Stacy Dianne Engebretson

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Fabrication of Printed Substrate for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Ali Eshkeiti

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Stratigraphic Framework for Deposits of the Saginaw Lobe, Barry and Calhoun Counties, Michigan, USA, Stephanie K. Ewald

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Evaluating the Effects of Lithofacies and Thin Shales on the Lateral Distribution of Hydrothermal Dolomite Reservoirs in the Michigan Basin, Peter J. Feutz

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Rape and Sexual Coercion in the Penitentials: Evidence Before 1100, Rachel E. Friedensen