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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Electromyography study of muscle fatigue during isometric exercises in swimmers and non-swimmers, Tiffany Aeling

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Syntheses and characterization of [4]Ferrocenophane, Ahmed Sabah Al-doori

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Analyzing Pterosaur Ontogeny and Sexual Dimorphism with Multivariate Allometry, Erick Charles Anderson

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Everyone Here Seems Really Nice: Lindsey Then & Other Stories, Philip Jackson Armstrong

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The decisive kingdom from soft to hard power, Abdullah Ali Asiri

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Implementation and Perceived Effectiveness of Distributed Leadership in RESA 1 Schools in Southern West Virginia, Ingrida Barker

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Women Leading to Make a Difference: An Inside Look at a Strength-based Home Visiting Program in Rural Appalachia, Kathy J. Bialk

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A Generalization of the Difference of Slopes Test to Poisson Regression with Three-Way Interaction, Melinda Bierhals

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Principals' Perceptions of the Effectiveness of the JROTC Program, Patty Jean Blake

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Effectiveness of an Online FERPA Training Program, Sonja G. Cantrell

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The Effects of Students' Perceptions of Campus Safety and Security on Student Enrollment, Brian Andrew Carrico

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Higher education administrators' perspective on service learning, Briana Cicero-Johns

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The Relation of Dropout Prevention Programs in West Virginia Schools to Dropout Rates and Principal Perceptions of Effectiveness, Vicky Callison Cline

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Attitudes Toward Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Miranda Lea Cobb

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When Party Does Not Matter: An Examination of Conditions that Influence a Senator to Vote Against Party Leadership, Alexander Phillip Collins

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Effect of Wh-Question Graphic Organizer on Reading Comprehension in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Josh Connelly

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The Human Manager: Consent Deal, Informal Organization and Routinization, Jennifer Lynn Conrad

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Fluency Interventions and the Impact on Comprehension, Colleen Cook

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Adult neural stem cell differentiation and signaling is disrupted by low-level silver nanoparticle exposure in vitro, Robert Jefferson Cooper

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"Or this whole affair is a failure": a special treasury agent's observations of the Port Royal Experiment, Port Royal, South Carolina, April to May, 1862, Michael Edward Scott Emett

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Supportive Leadership: The Principal's Role in Beginning Teacher Retention, Kelli LeAnn Epling

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A Mechanical Investigation of Second Order Homogeneous Dynamic Equations on a Time Scale, Jacob E. Fischer

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Improving Vocabulary Comprehension for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students, Tammy Gallion

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Bodybuilding is an art and your body is the canvas: an examination of bodybuilders and the built body, Caitlin Greaf

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Principal Perceptions of Standards-Based Teacher Evaluation in West Virginia, Brent Douglas Griffith

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Testing the Efficacy of Anuran Callback Surveys, Matthew S. Grisnik

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Measuring the Self-Assessed Presence of the Essential Features of PBIS in West Virginia Schools, James Franklin Harris

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A Correlational Study of Self-Regulation and Fine Arts in Education, Rachel D. Hendricks

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The effect of mast availability on ambush site selection in eastern diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus adamanteus), Berlynna May Heres

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An Assessment of West Virginia Watersheds Through the Use of Geographic Information System (GIS), Nathan Thomas Hoxie

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Minority Librarians in Higher Education: A Critical Race Theory Analysis, Kelli Johnson

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A Newer Humanism, Andrew Kirkland Johnston

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Ideational Grammatical Metaphorical Features of EFL Textbooks, Yuya Kaneso

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A Comparative Analysis of the Metabolism and Energetics of Darters (Percidae), Emma Kirsten Kist

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Hibernacula Site Selection of the Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene c. carolina, in a West Virginia Population, Benjamin Owen Koester

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Effects of Phonological Intervention on At-Risk Kindergarten Students with Reading Difficulties, Laura Lees

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The Benefits of Reading Racetrack with Flashcards, a Smartboard and Time Delay Usage in Increasing Sight Word Recognition and Fluency with Special Education Students, Tara J. Leffingwell

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Education All A'Twitter: Twitter's Role in Educational Technology, Rikki Elaine McCormick Lowe

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Appalachian Parent Perceptions of ADHD Symptomology, Shaina Lee Meadows

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Appalachian Teachers' referral for ADHD in Contrast to Giftedness in Selected Vignettes, Alexandria Rose Mejia

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Revision of polycotylid plesioaur systematics (sauropterygia plesiosauria) and description of the axial osteology of a juvenile polycotylid, Donald Joseph Morgan III

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Portrayals of Gender in the Media: A Content Analysis Approach to Identifying Gender Oppression and Legitimation of Patriarchy in Magazine Advertisements, Autumn M. O’Toole

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The Effects of Visual Vocabulary Strategies on Vocabulary Knowledge, Maria Phillips

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3,5-Dichloroaniline: Biotransformation and Mechanistic Aspects of Nephrotoxicity In Vitro, Christopher Robert Racine

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My Avatar, My Self: A Posthuman Examination of Video Games and Cyborg Bodies, Zachery Tyler Rakes

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Teaching Multiple Meaning Words to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Using Contextually-Based Vocabulary Instruction and Metacognitive Skills, Calla Rieger

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"Safer" Harbor: the impact of different models of safe harbor laws on the criminalization of commercially sexually exploited children in the United States, Priscila Borges Marques dos Santos

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Teachers’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Academic Acceleration, Christy L. Schwartz

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A Case study : the perception of higher education administrators at historically black colleges and universities on the importance of academic student organizations as a retention technique, Sherri Lynn Shafer

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An Ultrasonographic Analysis of the Structures of the Subacromial Space, as They Relate to the Postures of Upper String Musicians, Elliot V. Smithson

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Do isokinetic variables generated correlate to vertical jump and standing long jump measures in collegiate football athletes?, James Russell Smothermon

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Evaluating high school mathematics performance measures and student attributes for predicting remedial mathematics success and student retention in college, Sherri L. Stepp

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Stoking the Fires: The Relationship between Mary Tudor and Eustace Chapuys, 1529-1545, Derek Michael Taylor

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Uncovering New Roles For The Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR) In Breast Cancer, Justin Kirk Tomblin

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Rest, Sweet Nymphs: Pastoral Origins of the English Madrigal, Danielle Van Oort

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A Comparison of Professional Development Needs of Beginning Teachers in West Virginia Schools, Carla A. Warren

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A study of outcomes based educational interventions and moral development of undergraduate college students, Jay Christopher Robert Wildt

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Assessing the impact of a supermarket shuttle model on supermarket access within Cabell County, West Virginia, Doug Wiley

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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Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Attenuate Polymicrobial Sepsis Induced Splenic Damage in male Sprague Dawley Rats, Venkata Vinay Kumar Bandarupalli

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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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Where's the beef labeling?: a policy proposal concerning red meat, Ann Elaine Bryant

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

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Green Gold- a Cannabis Sativa L. Lucis Suitability Analysis for West Virginia, Delbert Christopher Cannoy

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Paraprofessionals' Experiences and Understandings of the Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker Program (MIHOW) in West Virginia, Amy Knell Carlson

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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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ESL Students' Language Anxiety in In-Class Oral Presentations, Yusi Chen

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

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Does Music Affect Behavior in the Special Education Classroom?, Randall L. Crum

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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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Attitudes between Students with Disabilities and Typically Developing Students, Kristina Gore

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

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The quality of education leadership doctoral dissertations in the United States: An empirical review, Jessica M. Hanna

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

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Teacher Attitudes of the Effectiveness of Reading Comprehension Strategies and Interventions, Charles Hartley

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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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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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Secondary Teachers’ Knowledge and Attitudes toward Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Deanna M. Hiles

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Teacher Attitudes: An Analysis of Middle School Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Inclusion, Jennifer K. Holley

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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