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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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

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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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Fluency Interventions and the Impact on Comprehension, Colleen Cook

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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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A Newer Humanism, Andrew Kirkland Johnston

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

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

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

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

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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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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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

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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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Investigating Principals’ Instructional Philosophical Orientation and Their Students’ Level of Engagement A Case Study, Loujeania Lee Maynus

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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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Science for Visually Impaired Students and Accessible Technology, Lydia M. Moreland

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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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A Comparison Study: The KABC-II and WJ-IV COG with students referred for academic problems, Desiree Rachelle Nutt

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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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To “Achieve” or Not to “Achieve”, Jodi Nicole Sergent

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The Relation Between Observations of Students with Behavioral Disorders and Academic Success, John Ryan Simon

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Bullying Perceptions: Understanding Students With and Without Disabilities, Shellie B. Simpson

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

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Labeling: Student Self-Esteem and the Stigma of a Label, Amanda Kay Sowards

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Justice Done: Outlawry Crimes in Medieval Iceland, Sarah Stapleton

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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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Teachers Attitudes Toward Co-teaching in Elementary Reading Classrooms, India Stone

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Teachers' Attitudes Toward Technology, Grace Stover

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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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Hillbilly heroin(e), Lauren Audrey Tussey

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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