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 2012

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Laboratory Measures of Aggression in Methadone Patients, Catherine M. Gayman

Beyond Flint's Dependent Deindustrialization: A Visual Examination of Social Capital, Amanda Graziano

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The Implementation of a Versatile Pseudodynamic Hybrid Simulation for Seismic Evaluation of Structural Systems, Chelsea Griffith

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Catalytic Engineering of the Flagellin Protein, Alexandra M. Haase

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Flutes, Festivities, and Fragmented Tradition: A Study of the Meaning of Music in Otavalo, Brenna C. Halpin

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A Localized Investigation of High Resolution Groundwater Flow Properties of the Saginaw Aquifer Mason, Michigan, Amanda Hayden

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Equipment Qualification of Ion Mobility Spectrometry and Method Development and Validation for Pharmaceutical Equipment Cleaning Validation, Amy Lee Heiser

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How Facebook Friendship Transforms the Superior-Subordinate Relationship: A View from Relational Dialectics Theory, Raquel Hellenga

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The Effect of Innovative Technology on Seatbelt Use, Bryan W. Hilton

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Cognitive Defusion to Treat College Students with Low Self-Esteem, Marchion Hinton

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The Effects of Altering Response Effort During Data Collection on Observer Accuracy: Data Collection Procedures on Hand Hygeine Compliance, Krista Hinz

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Sweetness and Strength: Codes of Femininity and Body Image in Branded Social-Networking Messages and Consumer Responses, Anne M. Holcomb

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Studies on Enzyme Functional Evolution in the SABATH Multigene Family Using Phylogenetic and Biochemical Approaches, Ruiqi Huang

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Power Transmission Line Fault Classification Using Support Vector Machines, Zhuokang Jia

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Regression-Based Prioritization and Data Modeling for Customized Civil Engineering Data Collection, Omar Kanaan

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Understanding Wildfire Hazard Vulnerability of Residents in Teton County, Wyoming, Lucas Kanclerz

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An Analysis of Personal Adornment at Fort St. Joseph (20BE23), An Eighteenth-Century French Trading Post in Southwest Michigan, Ian B. Kerr

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A Cross-National, Longitudinal Test of Institutional Anomie Theory, Marc Alan Kittleson

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Experiencing "Both/And-Ness": Dialectics of Interactions of International Students, Yoko Kubo

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Can You Get Beliefs from Retweets? An Examination of the Extended Parallel Processing Model on Social Media, Xialing Lin

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The Distinctiveness, Intimacy, and Efficacy of FAP Compared to Non-Directive Support: An Alternating Treatments Design, Daniel W. M. Maitland

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Physics Faculty Use of Example Solutions in Teaching Introductory Physics, William O. Mamudi

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A Comparison of the Effect of In-Street Pedestrian Signs Alone, the Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacon Alone and Both Together on Yielding Behavior, Hana Sahar Manal

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Statistical and Numerical Integrated Approach for Detecting Onset of Prefabricated Bridge Component Connection Deterioration, Cem Mansiz

3-D Reservoir Characterization of the South Buckeye Field, Dundee Formation (Devonian), Michigan Basin, USA, Shawn Michael McCloskey

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The Impact of Computer-Based Educational Technology on English as a Second Language (ESL) at University Level: Instructor Perceptions, Mohammed Mohammed

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Current Music Therapy Practice with Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in the United States: A Survey of the Profession, Melinda K. Murray

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"His Head Rolled Forth Onto the Floor:" Women, the Abject, and the Male Gaze in Old English Poetry, Jaime Michelle Myers

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Design of a Catenoidal Shaped Anechoic Termination, Kyle Myers

Design of Master Controller for Dual Axis Sun Tracking System Based on the Computation of Sun Position, Fariba Nasiri

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Benchmarking of a Single-Cylinder Engine Toward the Development of a Direct Fuel-Injection System, Michael J. Nienhuis

Injury-Induced Degeneration and Regeneration of the Adult Zebrafish Olfactory System Affects Morphology, Function, and Behavior, Taylor R. Paskin

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Music Therapy in the NICU: Interventions and Techniques in Current Practice and a Survey of Experience and Designation Implications, Suzanna A. Peczeniuk-Hoffman

Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study Evaluating Follow-Up Care Visits and Pharmacological Therapy of Individuals with Type II Diabetes and Hypertension in an Urban Community Health Center, Phyllis Haugabook Pennock

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Tiny Sounds, Valeria Ch. Jonard Perez

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Experimental Determination of Colburn and Friction Factors in Small Plate Heat Exchangers with High Surface Enlargement Factors, Andrew H. Pike

Passive Control of Thin-Wing Flutter, Nicholas L. Pohl

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Agriculture, Influence, and Instability Under the Ancien Régime: 1708-1768, Adam J. Polk

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The Gender of Gender Authors: A Study of the Gender of Authors Published in a Journal of Women and Minorities Studies, Lindsay K. Porter

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"Nevermericans?": How Communication Issues Shape the Perceptions of Self and the Perceptions of American Identity Among the International Students, Lyudmyla Pustelnyk

Algae as a Source of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, Shanmugam Puvanendran

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Computational Analysis of a Wing Oscillator, Ryne Derrick Radermacher

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Promoting Understanding of Informed Consent, Michael N. Reynolds

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Integrating Depositional Facies and Stratigraphy in Characterizing Hydrothermal Dolomite Reservoirs: Trenton Group of the Albion-Scipio Trend, Michigan, Marcel R. Robinson

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I'm the Same Me: Communication and Renegotiation of Identity in the Weight-Loss Surgery Experiences of Women, Heather D. Schild

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Assessing the Impacts of Dams on Nutrient and Sediment Loading in the Kalamazoo River Using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), Daniel Henry Serfas

Religious Rx: The Roles of Faith and a Religious Community in the Management of Mental Illness, Autumn Shroyer-Osborn

The Effects of Road Salt Influx on the Geochemical Cycling of Woods Lake, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Ryan J. Sibert

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Music Therapy and Quality of Life: The Effects of Musical Interventions on Self-Reported and Caregiver-Reported Quality of Life in Older Adults with Symptoms of Dementia, Alisha Snyder

Follow the Leader: Exploring the Communication of Opinion Leadership within the Black Community, Stephen A. Spates

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Rape Myth Acceptance and Rape Attitudes in Campus Hook-Up Culture, Karolina Staros

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The Dissemination and Effective Use of Physics Education Research in Undergraduate Instruction, Trevor Stefanick

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Synthesis of 1,1-Dialkyhydrazines and their Hydroxyl Radical Degradation in Aqueous Environments, Benjamin F. Strong

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Generation of Tanapoxvirus Ankyrin Repeat Gene Deletion Mutant for Evaluating its Role in Cell Tropism, Yogesh R. Suryawanshi

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Tropisetron as a Neuroprotective Agent Against Glutamate-Induced Excitotoxicity: Potential Mechanisms of Neuroprotection, Michael M. Swartz

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Attitudes and Perceptions of Local Residents and Tourists Toward the Protected Area of Retezat National Park, Romania, Andrea Blanka Szell

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The Variation of Hydrogen Concentration in Ni/MgH Thin Film with Temperature, Rex Nyadaufe Taibu

Biofuel Characteristics in Micro Turbojet Engine Application, Ing Huang Tan

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Structural Health Monitoring of a Bridge Structure Using Wireless Sensor Network, CheeKian Teng

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Archaeological Investigations of Control and Autonomy at the Colony Farm of the Michigan State Asylum, 1880-1950, Alison Thornton

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The Reduction of Glycerol Flow in a Porous Medium Through a Barrier Coating Application, Thomas Tran

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Faunal Distribution and Relative Abundance in a Silurian (Wenlock) Pinnacle Reef Complex - Ray Reef, Macomb County, Michigan, Jennifer L. Trout

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A Perception Analysis of Downtown Residents: The City of Lansing, MI. Food Desert in Context, Thomas J. Veldman

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Early Arrest Mutant Ogre: A Defect in Cytokineis Caused by a Mutation in the Gene Racgap1, April Wicklund

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Precious Metal: Late Bronze Age Copper Production on Cyprus and its Effects on Social Stratification and Merchants in the Levant, Jason Edward Wilhelmi

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The Effect of Ad Libitum Hydration on Cognitive Function Following Exercise in the Heat, Matthew Wittbrodt

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Income Inequality and Social Stratification: The Effect of Market Versus State in Transitional Urban China, Qiong Wu

Permanent Deafferentation Affects the Expression of Glutamate Receptor Subunits in the Adult Zebrafish Olfactory Bulb, Qi Xiong

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"Make Over Your Body": Conflicting Messages in Women's Fitness Magazines, Joy Zoodsma

Theses from 2011

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Conducting a Behavior Based Safety Assessment in a Manufacturing Facility, Tarek Abousaleh

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Concepts and Problem Solving in Geometrical and Physical Optics: Implications for Instruction, Betty Ann J. Adams

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Sensor Modeling and Cost Benefit of Using Laser Scanning Technology in AEC, Fahd Saleh Alaswad

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Statistical and Visualization Approach for Ranking Factors Affecting NBI Bridge Rating, Saad Aoun Alqahtani

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Solar Modeling and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Energy Efficiency Window Arrangements, Wael Muqhim Alruqi

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Idealized Manhood in English Household Romances and Abjected Masculinity in their Audiences: c. 1450-1500, Benjamin Joy Douglas Ambler

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"Hostel" Romance: A Homecoming for Medieval Horror, Juliette A. Arico

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Development of Flexible Printed Sensors, Sai Guruva Reddy Avuthu

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An Exploratory Study of Peak Communication Experiences between Friends, Megan E. Beals Hopkins

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A Web-Based Gis Vehicle for the Assessment of Ground Water Potential in Arid Lands: A Case Study From Egypt, Doris B. Becker

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Glaucoma-Induced Cell Loss in the Retinal Ganglion Cell Layer Can Be Prevented Using Nicotine in an In Vivo Rat Model, P. J. Birkholz

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Kevin Volans' She Who Sleeps Witha Small Blanket: An Examination of the Intentions, Reactions, Musical Influences, and Idiomatic Implications, Peter D. Breithaupt

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A Stepped School Based Behavioral Intervention for Adolescent Depression, Lucas Broten

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The Preconditions of Farm Abandonment: Agricultural and Domestic Labor, Dustin William Conklin

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Training Responsible Gambling as Harm Reduction: A Brief Behavioral Intervention for College-Aged Problem Gamblers Who are Poker Players, Mack S. Costello

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Marriage and Marital Relations in the Episcopal Registers of Fourteenth-Century Barcelona, Lindsey Allison Cox

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A Hand-Held Field-Portable Potentiostat System, Douglas J. Downer

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A Comparative Analysis of the Sense of Construction Delays of Experienced and Inexperienced Engineers, Salahedeen A. El Kadeki

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Development of a Versatile Hybrid Testing System for Seismic Evaluation of Structural Systems, Griffin Enyart

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The Effect of Music on the Working Memory of Children Diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Rebecca J. Findley

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The Role of Language in Maintaining Ethnic Identity among Dutch-Americans in Michigan, Geertruida Friso-Engeln

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The Effects of Brief Media Education Intervention on Parental Monitoring of Violent Video Games, Robin L. Gallagher

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The Bracero Program's Impact on Cultural Exchange Between The United States and Mexico: An Analysis of Oral Histories, Siera Marie Hammond

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"Videbantur Gens Effera": Defining and Perceiving Peoples in the Chronicles of Norman Italy, Jesse Hysell

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Modeling Habitat Suitability for the Mitchell's Satyr Butterfly Using a GIS, Carissa Jackson

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Evaluation of Silver/Graphite Ink Blends for Use in Printed Electronics, Sagar Satish Joshi

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The Effects of Punishment on Resurgence in Laboratory Rats, Kathryn Kestner

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Executive Governance and Defense Department Speeches and Reports: 1995-2010, Maxwell E. Kirchhoff

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Remote Sensing Based Solutions to the Rainfall Run Off Models - Study from the Tigris Euphrates Watershed, Jinal Kothari

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The Reentry Experiences of International Music Therapy Professionals from the Asia Pacific Rim Area, Hiu Ying Angel Leung

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Secondary School Science Teachers' Understanding of the Nature of Science: A Study Using Q Methodology, Gunkut Mesci