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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Campus Climates Experienced by United States Military Veterans, Michael Jessee Adkins

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The effect of silver nanoparticles on synaptic responses in the lateral giant escape circuit of the crayfish, Samantha N. Adkins

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Effects of Teacher Prompting Techniques on the Writing Performance of Fourth and Fifth Graders, Mindy S. Allenger

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Solutions of a Logistic Equation on Varying Time Scales: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis, Alexandria Amity Amorim

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Multiplication Rules for Schur and Quasisymmetric Schur Functions, Jennifer Anderson

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Monitoring the Land Cover Change in the Historic Range of Cambarus veteranus in West Virginia Using a 1973-2013 Landsat Time Series, Emma Martha Arneson

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Effects of excess Nitrogen deposition on Rubus spp. (raspberry) within a central Appalachian hardwood forest, Jake H. Billmyer

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Probing a Complex Dissociation Energy Surface with Experimental and Theoretical Methods, Hannah Elizabeth Bott

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Evaluating Potential Plant Hormone Cross Talk between Auxin and Ethylene in Arabidopsis, Mia Lynne Brown

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Nuclear family dynamics: Predictors of childhood crushes and adult sexual orientation, Natalie M. Campbell

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The Dawn of SOWT: OSS Weathermen in the Balkans, 1944, Bryan David Carnes

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Parent perceptions of parent-school partnership efforts for students with disabilities, Jessica Chadwick

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Reading Compliance in a School Psychology Graduate Program, Britainey Anne Cooper

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A longitudinal study of States' Idea Part B School-family Partnership data, Channing Daniels

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Cancer Stem Cells in the Screening of Anticancer Drugs for Central Nervous System Tumors, Sarah Elizabeth Daron-Mathis

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A Study of Professional Learning Communities: Characteristics of Implementation and Perceived Effectiveness in Improvement Schools in West Virginia, Kristy Ann East

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The Effect of Free and Reduced Lunch on Reading and Math Achievement, Landon W. Evans

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Levels of a College-Going Culture in Selected West Virginia High Schools as Perceived by Teachers and Counselors, Keri Ferro

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Correlates of exhibition-like experiences and the development of exhibitionism in females, Sarah Fouch

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Seeking media reform in Eastern Europe: Marvin Stone and the International Media Fund in Croatia, Hanna Marie Francis

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Effects of Roads and Trails on Peaks of Otter Salamander (Plethodon hubrichti) and Eastern Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus) Movement Behavior, Cory Benjamin Goff

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Functional Studies of PTCHD3 During Spermatogensis, Shaimar R. González Morales

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The effect of group therapy on Diabetes specific knowledge, Marci A. Hankins

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Understanding Employment Preparedness Needs for College Students with Asperger's Disorder, Rebecca S. Hansen

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Generation iStalk: an Examination of the prior relationship between victims of stalking and offenders, Paige Ann Heinrich

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Stories in Bone Still Told: Digitization and Replication of the Clover Site, Fort Ancient Human Remains, Kristy D. Henson

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Tell Me a Story: The Relationship Between Identity and Life Stories Following Brain Injury, Sara Henson

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Sampling Considerations for Amphibian Surveys: Evaluating Risks of Committing Type I and Type II Errors, Kelli Marie Herrick

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A Generalized Inflated Geometric Distribution, Ram Datt Joshi

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Syntheses and Characterization of Ferrocenophanes, Marwan Talib Joudah

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Glycation of Lysozyme, Wisam Talib Joudah

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The influence of sibling presence on grade point average, Amanda JoAnne Kipp

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Interdisciplinary Studies Integration from the Faculty Point of View: A Case Study, Kay Donahue Lawson

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Epigenetic Role of PTIP in Mouse Spermatogenesis, Chengjing Liu

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The Influence of the Maternal Infant Health Outreach Program on Child Development: Through the Eyes of Moms and Home Visitors, Debra L. Lockwood

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The Politics of War: The Abrams Doctrine, the War Powers Resolution, and Neoconservatism in the Post-Vietnam Era, Andrew Chase Lore

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A comprehensive study of the historical Blue Sulphur Hotel Resort through remote sensing, photogrammetry, and GIS, Lora Beth Meadows

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An Investigation of the Effect of MN2+ on the FTH1 IRE-IRP Complex, Eric Thomas Mendenhall

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The Monster that Can't Be Defeated Here, Aaron Theodore Morris

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Investigation Of Ultrasound Targeted Microbubbles As A Therapeutic Gene Delivery System For Prostate Cancer, Rounak Paramjeet Nande

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Stable Money: An Evaluation of Political Stability and U.S. Bilateral Aid in Latin America, Aaron Nicole Nelson

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Investigation into the Biological Importance and Function of Proinsulin C-Peptide, Christina L. Newsome

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Media Narratives and Drug Prohibition: A Content Analysis of Themes and Strategies Promoted in Network News Coverage, 2000-2013, Maria M. Orsini

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Black Voices, White Power: Members of the Black Press make Meaning of Media Hegemony, Robert Redding Jr.

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Knowledge of Health Literacy among Athletic Trainers, Janet Marie Rorrer

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Development of Culturing Methods for Native Mayfly Taxa for Use in Laboratory Toxicity Testing, Kevin Nicholas Rowsey

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Exploring the Disassociation between Corporations, Humans, and Nature, Steven Lee Smith

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Trends in Intellectual Disability Identification in West Virginia, Margaret M. Stephens

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GI Jive: US Soldiers' Writings and Post-World War II America, Amanda Lee Stevens

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Perspectives on Organization of the Marketing Function in Higher Education, Susan Tams

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A Study of the Level of Integration of Common Core State Standards in West Virginia Teacher Preparation Programs, Georgia Nicole Thornton

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Population level responses to direct application liming in Gyrinophilus porphyriticus, Shelby Renea Timm

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Policymakers' Perceptions on the Application of Research Evidence in the Policymaking Process within West Virginia's Higher Education System, Christopher Treadway

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Psychosexualism in Victorian Literature: A Psychoanalysis of Jane Eyre and Dracula, Heather Marie Ward

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Effects of participation in MIHOW program on maternal smoking and birthweight, Leah Elise White

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Are There Whiter Shades of Pale in Marketing the Ivory Tower? An Examination of Differentiation in Institutional Public Service Announcements through Content Analysis, Elizabeth Anne Wolfe

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Critical period conditioning by orgasm during heterosexual oral sex, Kristy N. Woods

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A Regional Comparison of Intellectual Disability Rates in Appalachia, Tiffany D. Yancey

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Skin Condition Secondary to Elbow Dislocation in a Collegiate Diver, Brandi Leigh Anders

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West Virginia's Low Percentage of Population With At Least A Four-Year College Education, Britt Arcadipane

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Examining the Theoretical Consequences of a Post-feminist Media Culture, Jedidiah N. Bailey

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Measuring the success of Kentucky's community and technical college system in educational attainment and advancing workforce development, William Daniel Bissett

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A New Method for Ranking Quarterback Fantasy Performance with Assessment Using Distances Between Rankings, Evan Boyd

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Shape evolution and sexual dimorphism in the mandible of the dire wolf, Canis Dirus, at Rancho la Brea, Alexandria L. Brannick

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Teachers Attitudes and Confidence in Technology Integration, Heather Brown

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SUPERINTENDENT AND BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER PERCEPTIONS REGARDING PREFERRED LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS FOR SUPERINTENDENTS IN WEST VIRGINIA, Keith A. Butcher

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Making it Work: Factors that Influence the Success of Programs at Rural Community Colleges, Rebecca Calwell

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Identification and characterization of downstream effector protein(s) regulated by p53 and pRb, Miranda B. Carper

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The pH Dependence of Photosystem II Oxygen-Evolving Complex Assembly, Emilee Hope Cook

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Examination of two hydration protocols during simulated forced marching under acute heat stress, David Alan Cottrill

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Tutoring ESL Students for Improvements in Language Skills, Hollie R. Craddock

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NATURAL HISTORY OF A POPULATION OF WOOD TURTLES (GLYPTEMYS INSCULPTA) IN WEST VIRGINIA, Jessica Curtis

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Scandalous deception in the castle: an examination of the gender performance through the bedtrick trope in Arthurian literature, Abby Louise Daniel

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Multicopter-Based Small Format Aerial Photography using Free and Open Source Photogrammetry, Robert Matthew Davis

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EXAMINING THE EFFECTS OF LIMING ON GYRINOPHILUS PORPHYRITICUS WITH A COMPARISON OF MULTIPLE SAMPLING METHODS, Elise Marie Edwards

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An "Alien Foundation": The Eclectism of Antonin Dvorak's American Period, Kelly Marie Fallon

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Cardiovascular Aging in the Female F344xBN Rat Model, Jacqueline C. Fannin

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A Home Literacy Intervention To Improve Student Reading and Parental Self-Efficacy, Holly Bond Farrell

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Effectiveness of the Language! Comprehensive Literacy Curriculum for 6th Graders, Laura N. Fields

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EXAMINATION OF CONSISTENCY ON THE OHIO ACHIEVEMENT ASSESSMENTS AND OHIO GRADUATION TEST, Adam R. Fox

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Teacher Efficacy Beliefs: How General Teachers feel towards English Language Learners, Lauren Elizabeth Fraser

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INVESTIGATION INTO THE CELLULAR ACTIONS OF CARNOSINE AND C-PEPTIDE, Emma H. Gardner

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A comprarison of scores on the RIAS and WISC-IV in a referred sample, Racheal R. Gliniak

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VOICE IN ESL ACADEMIC WRITING: AN INTERPERSONAL ANALYSIS, Audrey Hamoy

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Training Law Enforcement in Mental Health: A Broad-Based Model, Rachael Elaine Hatfield

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Communication About HIV In The Black Gay Community: Factors That Influence Willingness To Ask a Partner To Wear a Condom, Ask a Partner's HIV Status, and Disclose One's HIV own Status, Deion Scott Hawkins

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The Geography of Stuck: Exceptions to Brain Drain in West Virginia, Lindsay Heinemann

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The Natural Life History of Cambarus (Puncticambarus) smilax, The Greenbrier Crayfish, Paul William Hughes

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Development of Moral Didacticism in Children: A Cross-Cultural Study, Sixtus Obinna Iwuji

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IQ and targeted based cognitive tier II interventions, James B. Justice

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USING AILUROPODA MELANOLEUCA AS A MODEL SPECIES FOR STUDYING THE ECOMORPHOLOGY OF PARANTHROPUS, Ryan Andrew King

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Effective Treatment Options for Acid Mine Drainage in the Coal Region of West Virginia, Daniel Kirby

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Travel Sized: A Collection of Essays, Wendi L. Kozma

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Teaching High School Students Scientific Concepts Using Graphic Organizers, Kyle Lusk

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THERAPEUTIC EFFICACY OF CERIUM OXIDE NANOPARTICLES AGAINST SEPSIS INDUCED MULTI-ORGAN DYSFUNCTION SYNDROME IN SPRAGUE DAWLEY RATS, Nandini Durga Prasanna Kumar Manne

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The Effectiveness of Graphic Organizers on the Comprehension of Social Studies Content by Students with Disabilities, Martha Lynn Mann

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Poland’s Place In The Soviet Bloc: Historical And Cultural Linkages, Political Transformation, And Everyday Economic Alternatives In Gdańsk and Wałbrzych, Stephen W. Mays

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Why We Stay, Brittany Nicole McIntyre

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The Relationship Between Teacher Planning Time and Eighth Grade Reading Achievement in West Virginia Schools, Anne Marie Monterosso

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WV Writes and Westest 2 online writing: the impact of writing prompts on student writing proficiency, Stacey Murrell