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

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

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

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Short-term Activity-dependent Changes in Schaffer Collateral Axon Function, Benjamin Michael Owen

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Online Graduates in Clinical Laboratory Sciences: Are They Prepared for the Workplace?, Jennifer D. Perry

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Mechanical Visualization of a Second Order Dynamic Equation on Varying Time Scales, Molly Kathryn Peterson

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Assessing grazing impacts on a tropical dry forest system in Madagascar through vegetation, satellite image, lemur occupancy, and acoustic analysis, Lyndsay Lee Rankin

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A Study of Kindergarten Teachers' Ability to Teach the Kindergarten Informational Text Common Core Standards in Fifteen West Virginia School Districts, Shelly Ann Ratliff

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What's the New Deal with Marshall? Depression Relief and Higher Education, Hubert Wesley Rolling

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Describing the Spoken Discourse Practices of Second and Third Grade Classroom Teachers in Appalachia, Natasha Janel Scott

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The Effect of the PIES Mnemonic Strategy on the Word Problem Solving Skills of Middle School Students, Lisa A. Short

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Systematic Condition in a NCAA-I Collegiate Soccer Player, Ashley D. Smith

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WILLFUL DISOBEDIENCE: THE INTERSECTION OF SOCIAL DISSENT AND SPIRITUALITY IN THE AMERICAN NEO-PAGAN MOVEMENT, Heather Nicole Sprouse

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Subthreshold Toxic Effects of Atrazine and Three Degradates on Behavior in Procambarus clarkii, Carol B. Starkey

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Teaching See the Sound Visual Phonics to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kindergarteners, Alison Stevenson

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A Generalized Inflated Poisson Distribution, Patrick Stewart

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Integration of Gamification into the Classroom and the Reception by Students, Zoe Stokes

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Paraprofessional Perceptions of Training and Professional Development, Paige C. Stratton

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Discourse Analysis of Interpersonal Features in ESL and JSL Textbooks, Yukina Takahira

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College and career readiness anchor standards for English: preparedness of students and teachers as perceived by West Virginia English language arts teachers in grades six through twelve, Mary Ann Triplett

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AN ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF THE 2003 AND 2011 ACGME WORK HOUR RULES ON MEDICAL RESIDENT SATISFACTION AT AN INDEPENDENT ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER, Rachael E. Trout

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Chmp1 negatively regulates Epidermal Growth Factor signaling in the Drosophila wing, Meagan Elisabeth Valentine

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Teacher Attitudes Toward Post-Secondary Transition Planning, Vicki Wallen

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CULTURAL LANGUAGE VARIATIONS: AN EXAMINATION OF APPALACHIAN DISCOURSE, Katherine Ward

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Benzyl Isothiocyanate as an Adjuvant Chemotherapy Option for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Mary Allison Wolf

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Student Characteristics and Targeted Based Cognitive Tier II Interventions, Patrick M. Billups

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Adequate Ventilation: How is it defined and does it adequately warn consumers?, Christopher Blankenship

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Toward a Comprehensive Model of Photosystem II Oxygen Evolving Complex Photoassembly, James Scott Board II

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Evaluation of Alternate Mouthpiece Material Types to Minimize Vibrations and Heat Loss - The Research and Execution of Prototypes, Kristen Bobuk

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Approaches to Life Narrative: A Scholarly and Creative Thesis, Tanya Bomsta

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Filling in the Gaps in Phenology and Life History of the Cumberland Plateau Salamander (Plethodon kentucki), Robert C. Bowers

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Implementation and Perceived Effectiveness of Professional Learning Communities in the Kanawha County School District in West Virginia, Elizabeth L. Brucker

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Dietary Preference of the Queensnake (Regina septemvittata), Timothy J. Brust

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Ontogenetic State of a Juvenile Polycotylid Plesiosaur (Sauropterygia: Plesiosauria) and its Implications for Plesiosaur Growth, Christina Joanne Byrd

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Understanding School Genres Using Systemic Functional Linguistics: A Study of Science and Narrative Texts, Allison D. Canfield

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Presidential Succession Planning for Governing Boards in Higher Education, Timothy L. Channell

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Perceptions of Nursing Education Administrators Regarding the Relationship of Admission Criteria to Student Graduation, Joy F. Cline

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Interpretation of the WISC-IV Working Memory Index as a Measure of Attention, Talya J. Colliflower

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Effectiveness of manual palpation in the Northern Water Snake, Nerodia sipedon sipedon, as a method to extract gut contents for dietary studies, Marcella Ann Cruz

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Persistent Culinary Traditions in Rural Southern West Virginia, James Seth Davidson

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Quantitative Reconstruction and Two-Dimensional, Steady Flow Hydrodynamics of the Plesiosaur Flipper, Mark Cruz DeBlois

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Mental health treatment effects in an alternative middle schools, Beth DeVilla

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Transmission Rate in Partial Differential Equation in Epidemic Models, Alaa Elkadry

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Assessing the readiness of higher education to instruct and support students with Asperger's Disorder, L. Marc Ellison

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids as Therapeutic Options for the Treatment of B-cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Johannes Francois Fahrmann

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Historical Butches: Lesbian Experience and Masculinity in Bryher's Historical Fiction, Haley M. Fedor

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Political Party Affiliation, Regional Variation and the Demographic Correlates of Euroscepticism on the Isle of Great Britain, Jared Figgins

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The Crayfishes of West Virginia’s Southwestern Coalfields Region with an Emphasis on the Life History of Cambarus theepiensis, David Allen Foltz II

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Measuring Team Cohesiveness in the Marshall University Summer Enrichment Program, Sara Fragale

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An Evaluation of a Middle School's Bully Prevention Program, Jennifer Lynn Frazier

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Interaction of Pyrimoidiazolium Ions with Calf Thymus DNA, Stormy Rene Gibson

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Mike & Molly -- An Other World, Maureen Elizabeth Johnson

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Predicting Proficiency on the Ohio Achievement Assessments Using I-Ready Diagnostic, Terra Ann Jones

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The Theory of Planned Behavior and Financial Literacy: A Predictive Model for Credit Card Debt?, Brian P. Kennedy

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Who is You? Identifying "You" in Second-Person Narratives: A Systemic Functional Linguistics Analysis, Davina Kittrell

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A Study of Secondary Science Teacher Efficacy and Level of Constructivist Instructional Practice Implementation in West Virginia Science Classrooms, Amanda Kristen Knapp

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An Analysis of Targeted Tier II Cognitive Interventions on Reading Achievement, Shannon K. Kovack

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Antecedents to Mobbing, Anita Lois Lane