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 2011

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Nutrition and Stature: The Residents of the Island of Gotland, Sweden Killed in the Battle of Wisby, 1361, Michelle A. Miller

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Stereo Particle Image Velocimetry Measurements in the Exhaust System of a Motorized Engine, Arman Mirhashemi

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Selecting an Optimal Construction Alternative through Informed Decision-Making Highway Bridges, Abdul Wahed Mohammed

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Application of Geophysical Methods to Locate Buried Tunnel Channels Beneath the Glacial Drift Deposits in Texas Township, Kalamazoo County, MI, Arthur Chidubem Obiadazie

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What We Expect from the Expecting: Maternity Dress as a Case of Liminal Consumption and Identity Formation, Erin O'Connor-Garcia

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Investigation of the Production of Sugafrom Recylced Paperboard Mill Sludge by Enzymatic Hydrolysis, Mark Ostroski

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Energy Recovery from Waste Wax-Coated Corrugated Containerboard, Michael C. Pergiel

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Communication Satisfaction and Perceived Supervisor Credibility in Relation to Leader-Member Exchange, Katie M. M. Reno

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Selection of Milling Cutter Design and Cutting Parameters for Rough Milling Applications, Mark A. Rivera

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Role of Methionine Metabolism in the Symbiotic Association between Sinorhizobiummelilotiand Its Host Plant Medicago Sativa, Aroha C. Rodrigues

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Perception of Emotional Expression in Musical Performance by Individuals with Williams Syndrome, Gretchen Ross

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Hydrologic Modeling of Wetland Loss in North-Central Florida, Steven Richard Schultze

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The Effects of a Moisture-Wicking Fabric Shirt on the Physiological Responses during Acute Exercise in the Heat, Justin De Sousa

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Ties that Bind: Thomas Jefferson and the Utility of Education, Samantha M. Steele

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Hospitaller Legal Disputes in Thirteenth-Century Valencia, Ryan Storr

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Technology Integration Perceptions of Pre-Service Teachers: Examination of Potential Factors to Impact Perceptions of Technology and Self-Efficacy in a Teacher Preparation Setting, Christine E. Strayer

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Evaluation of the Algal Turf Scrubber™ as a Means of Removing Phosphorus from Eutrophied Pond Water in Southwest Michigan, Peter J. Stuurwold

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Ethical Leadership as an Antecedent Of Multiple Ethical Climates within an Organization: An Exploratory Study, Carla Maria Urbaez

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Modular Automotive Electronics (MAELEC), Ashwin Vijayakumar

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An Assessment of a Biofeedback Device for the Treatment of Nocturnal Bruxism, Christopher Walmsley

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Interruptions in Medication Administration, Natasha A. Watson

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A Position of Strength: Arms Dealing as Diplomacy under the Reagan Administration, William D. Watson

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Regime Failures and Opposition Consolidation in the Overthrow of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, Robert E. Wood

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Retention of Knowledge with High Fidelity Simulation, Jaime Lynne Zinsmaster

Theses from 2010

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Trace Metal Adsorption on Montmorillonite: A Laboratory and Modeling Study, Martin M. Akafia

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A Computer Model for Sustainable for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis, Sami Ghurmullah Al Ghamdi

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Sustainable Universal Design and Zero Energy for Buildings, Ahmad Mohammad Alotaibi

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Salvinorin A Fails to Attenuate Cocaine Discrimination in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats, Amanda R. Austin

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Using GIS to Describe and Understand Archaeological Site Distribution: Mapping Fort Saint Joseph, Susan Benston

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Leofgar's Mustaches: Militarism, Virility, and Contemporary Criticism in Eleventh-Century England, Mary Elizabeth Blanchard

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Ingede Protocol for Deinking at Western Michigan University, Alvaro Buitrago

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Is There a Promise for Latino Students?, Carolina Calvillo

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Fort St. Joseph 1.0: Creating a Comprehensive Information Management Scheme for the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project, Erin Claussen

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The Effect Of Visual Aids And Music On The Duration, Number Of Responses, And The Relationship Of Recalled Memories In Patients With Dementia, Christopher C. Combie

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The Politics of Environmental Legislation: A Case Study on State Impact Fee Enabling Legislation, Ryan Cotton

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Development of an Extraction Procedure for Cd- and Co-doped Iron Oxides and Bacteria, Angel Cuellar

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Plan Evaluation Criteria: A Case Study of Vision Cedar Rapids, Sarah M. Dawson

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Changes in Forest Tree Composition at Asylum Lake Preserve, Kalamazoo, Michigan, under Pressures of Global Climate Change, Cari DeLong

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Heritage Water Trail: A Feasibility Study on Cedar Creek, Michael Joseph DeMory

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Integration of Sustainability Measure into Highways, Krishna Prasad Dhakal

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Effects of Punishment on Instructional Control of Human Choice, Adam E. Fox

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Analysis of Agricultural Land Use Change in the Middle Reach of the Heihe River Basin, Northwest China, Li Fu

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The Effect of Video Game Use on Cognitive Abilities of Boys and Girls, Katya Gallegos

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Rend the Heavens: A Concerto in One Movement for Electric Guitar and Orchestra, Gordon van Gent

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Energy and Threshold Calibration of the Neutron Wall Array at NSCL, Brenna M. Giacherio

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Approaches to Inkjet Paper Coating Improvement, Roland Gong

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Evaluating and Troubleshooting of Nitrogen Removal in a Constructed Wetland for Wastewater Treatment, Meghan O. Good

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Production, Accumulation and Characterization of Surfactants Produced During the Chemical Oxidation of PAH Contaminated Soil, Joy T. Gryzenia

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Attitudes towards Gays and Lesbians, from 1988-2004, Tracy Hall

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Fluid-Flow Architecture of Sandstone Reservoirs in the Covenant Field, Sevier County, Utah, Emily E. Hartwick

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Impacts of El Nino Southern Oscillation Phases on Fusarium Head Blight Disease of Wheat, Cassandra Lynn Hoch

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Investigation of Damage Detection Methods with a Wireless Sensor Network, Mark Joseph Humiecki '

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Comparing Parent, Student, and Teacher Responses on a Language and Literacy Questionnaire, Joyce E. Irvine

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Personality Characteristics and Professional Well-Being of Music Therapists Practicing In The Great Lakes Region of the American Music Therapy Association, Christine M. Irwin

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The Generational Impact of American Catholic Attitudes on Public Policy Issues, Scott Janssen

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Sequential Interaction af A Tanapoxvirus Protein with Human Beta2- Microglobulin and Alpha2- Macroglobulin, David Jeng

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Parental Mediation on Children's Television Viewing in Malaysia, Diyana Kamarudin

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Geological Controls on Reservoir Quality for Carbon Sequestration in the Mount Simon Sandstone, Michigan Basin, USA, Stephen R. Kelley

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Layers, Sung Chul Kim Chul Kim

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How Study Abroad Programs at Western Michigan University Impact a Student's Future, Ashley A. King

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A Preliminary Investigation into the Effect of Kinesio and Athletic Tape on Skin Blood Flow Changes, Ryan Klawon

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A Mathematical Algorithm to Isolate Cyclic Variability in Internal Combustion Engines, Curtis S. Krallman

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Hollow Sphere Plastic Pigments to Improve Coating Smoothness for Printed Electronic Applications, Bhoopesh Kumar

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Digital Proofing of Spot Colors for Flexo Packaging, Sangmule Sangameshwar Laxmikant

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Paths to Citizenship: A Comparative Study of Japan, Germany and Sweden, Marisha L. Lecea

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A Sentence Combining Task: Scoring Methods For Differentiating Abilities, Michelle K. Magalski

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Integration of Tri-Axial (3D) Hall Effect Sensor Technology in Gear Position Sensing of Truck Transmission, John Manyala

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Biophysical Characterization of the N-Terminal Metal Binding Domains 4-6, 5-6 and Two Disease-Causing Mutations of the Human Wilson Protein, Nastaran Salehi Marzijarani

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Benchmark Assessment Rating Study of Technology Systems in West Michigan Schools, Michael C. Miller

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Nascar Demographics and Attraction Power, Mark A. Moody

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Application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) toward Zero Energy High Rise Office Buildings, Moutaz Mohammed Msawealfi

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Comparing Chemistry Faculty Beliefs about Student Problem-Solving with Grading Practices, Jacinta M. Mutambuki

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Foster Care Aftermath: Comparing Permanency Data before and after the First Round of Program Improvement Plans, Kristy Nicole Niblock

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The New Economy and Mighigan Communities: A Case Study of Kalamazoo, MI, Abigail Ofori-Amoah

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Social Factors Involved in Determining Best use Areas for Vetiver Grass in Rural Panama, Bruce M. Pahl

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'My Parent Was Also My Teacher": The Experience and Management of Relational Dialectics, Catharyn A. Palomino

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The Role of Women in Community Development in Slums: A Case Study of Jaipur, India, Malvika Singh Parmar

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Autohydrolysis of Red Oak and Wheat Straw with the Aid of Glycerol, Matej Pekarovic

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Modeling and Control of Hydraulic Servomechanisms, Ondrej Pekarovic

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Pigment and Binder Contributions to the Electrical Resistivity of SBS Board, Chinmay Vijaykumar Peshave

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Organocatalytic Asymmetric Wittig Reactions, Samir A. Pirani

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Detection of Hybrid and Quiet Vehicles by Blind and Visually Impaired Pedestrians, Jay M. Pliskow

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Traffic Motion Estimation Using Radon Transform, Ayman W. Qassem

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Injury Rate of Behavior-Based Safety Observers Versus Non-Observers, Krystyna A. Riley

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A Comparison of The Physiological Responses during Exercise of Varying Incline Levels between Two Different Elliptical Trainers, Bradley A. Roberts

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Geographically Targeting Neighborhood Investments a Case Study of the Vine Neighborhood, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Justin Robinson

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Design Recommendations for High Skew Link Slabs, Michael A. Romkema

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The Perceptions and Attitudes of Michigan General Music Educators Regarding Undergraduate Preparation, Training Experiences, and Additional Support Services Available for Working with Special Learners in the Music Classroom: A Pilot Study, Laurel Rosen-Weatherford

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From Nomos to Agape: An Examination of New Testament Social Drama as Illustrated by Themes of Love and Law, Jennifer Rubbelke

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Surface Sampling and Optimization of Desorption Electrospray Ionization by Spray Desorption Collection, Afrand Kamali Sarvestani

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A Survey of Music Therapists Regarding the Prevalence, Demographics, Goals, Music Interventions, and Treatment Modalities Utilized by Music Therapists in the Treatment of Pregnant Women, Brittin Lee Schumaker

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Sustainable Green Inks for Flexography: Development and Printability Study, Vyankat D. Sindphale

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Simulation of Landfill Gas Performance in a Spark Ignited Engine, Daniel P. Swain

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The Study of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds from Needles of White Pine (Pinus Strobus) in Northern Michigan, Shino Toma

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Alternative Female Beauty: Women and Tattoos, Shannon E. Vacek

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The Educational and Ministerial Goals of Female Seminarians, Lori Verspoor

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Numerical Simulations and Analysis of Ductile Mode Micro Laser Assisted Machining of Silicon Carbide, Saurabh R. Virkar

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Quantitative Image Analysis of the Rostral Pons in Patients with Multiple System Atrophy, Jeffrey T. Walburn

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The Select Few: An Evaluation of Law School Admissions Following Changes in Affirmative Action Policy, Erik Joseph Walton

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Representations of Homosexuality by Exodus International Ministries and Westboro Baptist Church Websites, Cody Wedge