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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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

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

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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

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Impossible Storyworlds and The (Unnatural) Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, Mitchell C. Lilly

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Effects on Student Achievement of Changing Cognitive Strategies During Targeted Tier II Interventions, Angela M. Mellace

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Energy balance and its relationship to disordered eating, injury, and menstrual dysfunction in soccer athletes, Emily Lynn Miller

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Humor and Social Support: An Investigation of the Influence of Humor on Evaluations of Supportive Messages, Miranda Rachel Morgan

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Gene transfer in a newly established spontaneous feline fibrosarcoma cell line, Rounak Nande

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What Lights the Earth: A Long Essay, Whitney Naylor-Smith

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The Interplay of Authorial Control and Readerly Judgments in Ian McEwan's Atonement, Marissa Danaé Nelson

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Text Complexity in Graded Readers: A Systemic Functional Look, Sally-Ann Newnham

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Solutions of Dynamic Equations on Time Scales with Jumps, Kayode Daniel Olumoyin

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Predicting anthropogenic streambed shifts in Beckley, West Virginia, modeled over 15 years using Landsat TM and DEMs, Andrew D. Reinhardt

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West Virginia School Psychologists' Role in Providing Mental Health Services in Schools, Cassandra K. Richardson

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A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures: A Systemic Functional and Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Intersemiotic Evaluation in University Science Textbooks, Leo William Roehrich

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Toxicological Effects of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticle Aggregates on Caenorhabditis elegans, Steven N. Rogers

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Imagery Rehearsal Therapy for Posttraumatic Nightmares: Symptom Severity and Control Appraisal Outcomes, Ashley Kay Rose

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Size and age variation of larval gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus in sympatry with salvelinus fontinalis, Aaron Jacob Semasko

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West Virginia School Psychologists' Roles in Contrast to the NASP Practice Model, Kimberly S. Sheltraw

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A contrastive systemic functional analysis of causality in Japanese and English academic articles, Masaki Shibata

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A Remote Sensing and GIS-based Wetland Analysis In Canaan Valley, West Virginia, Yisha Shi

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Effects of Partner Attachment Quality on PTSD Severity with Combat-Exposed Veterans, Robert Desmond Shura

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Traumatic Brain Injury: The Relationship of Psychosocial Variables and Location of Injury to Post-Injury Depression, Alicia L. Smith

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Examining the Influence of Mating Systems on Testes Size in Salamanders, Howard James Stanton II

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Role of iron in ethanol derived hepatic stress, Jesse A. Thornton

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Concurrent and Predictive Validity of the Behavior and Emotional Screening System, Amber Rae Wallbrown

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Examining Habitat Selection and Home Range Behavior at Multiple Scales in a Population of Eastern Box Turtles, (Terrapene c. carolina), With Notes on Demographic Changes After 17 Years, Brian Anthony Williamson

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The Politicization of Popular Culture: A Case Study in Reagan and Star Wars, Nathan A. Wingert

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Genetic Regulation of Mucoidy in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, T. Ryan Withers

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Assessing Stages of Team Development in a Summer Enrichment Program, Marcella Charlotte Wright

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A Study to Determine Whether a Relationship Exists Between Attending a Public, Two-year Community College in the United States with or without Campus Housing and the Retention of First-year Students, John F. Yaun

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Storm Chaser, Samir Ali Abdel-Aziz

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Methodological Orientations of Articles Appearing in Allied Health's Top Journals: Who Publishes What and Where, Pamela Lea McCloud Alderman

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A Case Study of Athletic Training Educators' Sports-Care Responsibilities, Service, and Professional Advancement in Athletic Training Education Programs, Rachael C. Alley

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Principals and Technology: A Case Study of the Use and Perceived Effectiveness of Technology to Communicate with Constituents, Bonnie Ann Allman

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West Virginian Dancers: The Creation and Development of the West Virginia Ballet Festival/West Virginia Dance Festival Community, Lauren Angel

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Diversity of the Ohio River Bacterial Communities Using Next-generation Sequencing Techniques, Emily Michele Anneken

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Emotional Intelligence and Team Cohesiveness, Myra M. Beam

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Climate influence on the health of an Appalachian City, Ryan Wade Becka

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Chronic Toxicity Testing In Mining Influenced Streams of West Virginia, Leah J. Bitzer

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The Effect of Auditory Call Playback on Anuran Detection and Capture Rates, Derek Adam Bozzell

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Evaluating the Current Status of Chestnut-Present Forest Systems: Integrating GigaPan as a Tool for Site Assessment, Charles Taylor Brewer

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Attendance Rates of Special Populations in One Rural County, Julie Bright

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American Well: A Viral Solution, Rebecca Browning, Rodrigo Camargo, Thaisa Camargo, Basma Memon, Gary Salyers, and Brent Spencer

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A Mechanistic Study of S-Adenosyl-L-methionine Protection Against Acetaminophen Hepatotoxicity, James Michael Brown

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Current Practices of Speech-Language Pathologists in Treating Presbyphonia, Erin Taylor Carey

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A Study of Prior Learning Assessment in Degree Completion, Jean Marie Chappell

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A Local Radial Basis Function Method for the Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations, Maggie Elizabeth Chenoweth

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King's Daughters Medical Center: Taking Medicine Further: How a Local Health System Strives to Bring World Class Care to a Rural Community, Nga Thi Chu, Anthony Dotson, and Xiaofei Wang

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West Virginia Therapists' Knowledge of Tarasoff-related Court Cases, Bruce E. Clay

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It is Time to Talk About it: Designing a Health Communication Program for Eating Disorder Recovery in an Appalachian University, Erica Lynn Clites

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Visualization of the Passive Sink Phenomenon in Nonexercising Lower Extremity Muscle Using Two Sampling Sites: Consequences for Assessment and Training, Michelle Elyse Copolo

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Legislative Mandates Concerning Truancy Effects on Attendance Rates, Felicia Corley

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Female Workplace Self-Help Books: Guiding Women to Become Leaders, Cassandra Lee Craft

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Parental Involvement and Level of Parent Satisfaction in a Summer Enrichment Program, Leslie Rae Danner

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Silence and Self-Making: Black Lung Rhetoric and the Ken Hechler Letters, Jennifer De Pompei

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Nuclear Receptor Expression and Characterization of the Major Retinoic Acid Target Gene in Melanoma, Linda L. Eastham

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P-T Conditions of Selected Samples Across the Blue Ridge Province, Breana A. Felix

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Assessing the Presence and Use of Nonverbal Communication in Primary Reading Instruction, Amelia C. Ferrell

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Trait and Situational Variables Affecting Communication Channel Preferences in College Students, Britt Alan Frye

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Bank of America: Is Bigger Always Better?, Marty Gillenwater

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Freshwater Mussel Populations of the Monongahela River, PA and Evaluation of the ORSANCO Copper Pole Substrate Sampling Technique Using G.I.S. Interpolation with Geometric Means, Jonathan Hart

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The Economics of Perception: Potential Effect Regarding Institutional Uses of Recovered Facilities and Administrative Costs Upon a Faculty Member's Decision to Engage in Sponsored Research Activity, Anne Elizabeth Hatfield

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Containing the Beat: An Analysis of the Press Coverage of the Beat Generation During the 1950s, Anna Lou Jessmer

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The Innovative Success that is Apple, Inc., Katherine Johnson, Yang Li, Hang Phan, Jason Singer, and Hoang Trinh

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Logogenesis and Appraisal: A Systemic Functional Analysis of English and Japanese Language Arts Textbooks, Shinji Kawamitsu

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The Use of Cerium Oxide and Curcumin Nanoparticles as Therapeutic Agents for the Treatment of Ventricular Hypertrophy Following Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Madhukar Babu Kolli

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Dynamicity of Motivational Change in Learning Japanese as a Foreign Language, Ayaka Komori

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Revisiting the Ecological Status of the Cheat Mountain Salamander (Plethodon nettingi) After 32 Years, Whitney A. Kroschel

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A Descriptive Study of Response to Intervention (RTI) Implementation at the Elementary Level in West Virginia, Sarah L. Lee

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The Role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor at the Blood-Brain Barrier in Diabetes, Aileen J. Marcelo