Marshall University offers advanced degrees and certificates in more than 50 master's, post-master's, doctoral, and professional development programs. The graduate mission of Marshall University is to provide quality educational opportunities at times and places convenient to students, employing alternative delivery systems and rich learning resources. The institution promotes excellence in instruction, research and public service in the interest of enhancing the intellectual, professional, and personal growth of students, faculty, and staff. For more information, visit the Graduate College

Theses and dissertations previously submitted in electronic or print will be added to Marshall Digital Scholar (MDS) with permission of the author or copyright holder. All print theses and dissertations are available at the Marshall University, Morrow Library. Please search the Library Catalog

All documents in this collection are available for review and research purposes at no cost. This open access policy in no way diminishes the copyright responsibility of those viewing or downloading the documents. The authors of these documents retain the copyright to the intellectual property these works represent in their current form.

Follow


Theses/Dissertations from 2012

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

Literacy, Discourse, and Identity: The Working-Class Appalachian Woman Academic, Sarah Marie McConnell

PDF

Conservative Media and Political Socialization: Immigration, Gay Marriage, and Abortion as Presented by Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and CNN, Jeff McKay

PDF

The Quotient of the beta-Weibull Distribution, Nonhle Channon Mdziniso

PDF

Intensive Mental Health Intervention and Incidence of Discipline, Andrea Mulcay

PDF

Evaluation of the Role of Oxidative Stress, Inflammation and Apoptosis in the Pulmonary and the Hepatic Toxicity Induced by Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Following Intratracheal Instillation in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats, Siva Krishna Nalabotu

PDF

Toxicological Assessment of Intra‐tracheal Instilled Nanoceria on Kidneys of Sprague‐Dawley Rats, Geeta Nandyala

PDF

Bursicon, Metamorphosis and Development of Resilin in the Fruit Fly, David Paul Anthony Neff

PDF

The Role of PTIP in Breast Cancer, Lina Niu

PDF

The Detection of Forest Structures in the Monongahela National Forest Using LiDAR, Dominique Norman

PDF

A Study of West Virginia Elementary Special Education Teachers' Roles, Responsibilities, and Practices within a Multitiered Instructional Support System: Implications for Policy and Practice, Linda M. Palenchar

PDF

A Descriptive Study of Multicultural Sensitivity at Two Rural Higher Education Institution Settings through a Survey of those Institutions' Faculty, Sumeeta Patnaik

PDF

Rights, Principles, and Data Use: An Investigation of User Knowledge and Opinion of Facebook's Legal Contract, Nikolas D. Payne

PDF

Creating Pathways for Low-Skill Adults: Lessons for Community and Technical Colleges from a Statewide Longitudinal Study, Carol A. Perry

PDF

A Feminist Critique of Beowulf: Women as Peace-Weavers and Goaders in Beowulf's Courts, Charles Phipps

PDF

Best Instructional Practices in Developmental Education: Faculty Perspectives, Calisa A. Pierce

PDF

An Examination of Star Players' Effects on the Branding Process of Professional Sports Teams, Nathan David Pifer

PDF

Measuring Team Collaboration in the Marshall University Summer Enrichment Program, Marian Pyles

PDF

Incorporation of the Actin-Myosin Biomolecular Motor System into a Microfluidic Device, Rebecca Marie Ragland

PDF

Methodological Orientation of Research Articles Appearing in Higher Education Journals, Sherri E. Ritter

PDF

Covert Behaviors Occurring in Childhood and Adolescence: Predictors of Adult Sexual Orientation and Sexual Identity, Shelia Ramona Robinett

PDF

After a Funeral, Before a Test; and Other Stories, David Stewart Robinson

PDF

Systemic Functional Linguistic Discourse Features in the Personal Essay, Anna Jones Rollins

PDF

On the Logic of Reverse Mathematics, Alaeddine Saadaoui

PDF

Parent Expectations Linked to Parent Satisfaction in a Summer Enrichment Program Evaluation, Laura E. Saltsman

PDF

Lessons from Libya: A Situational Approach to the Generic Criticism of President Obama's March 28, 2011 Address to the Nation on Libya, Amy L. Schumacher

PDF

Examining Social Anxiety and Depression Among Excessive Online Gamers, Nathan Sharer

PDF

Redox Regulation of Differentiation in Neuroblastoma, Anne Marie Silvis

PDF

An Analysis of Institutional Policies and Practices Critical for Effective Leadership in Developmental Education Programs, Carolyn Gaughan Sizemore

PDF

Fueling Sport Performance: Increasing Awareness in Female Collegiate Vegetarian Athletes, Rachael Irene Marie Sofie

PDF

They Call Me Crazy: Factors to Conspiratorial Participation, Rachel Sparkman

PDF

Mothers at Work: Reconstruction and Deconstruction of Patriarchy in Gone with the Wind, Catherine Willa Staley

PDF

The Effect of an Elastic Eccentric Extensor Mechanism on Hamstring Function, Anna Elizabeth Sutton

PDF

The Status and Distribution of Invasive Crayfishes and Their Effects on Native Crayfish Communities in West Virginia, Casey David Swecker

PDF

Attachment Patterns and the Development of Depression: Path Analysis of Avoidant and Ambivalent Models, Jessica Lynn Taylor

PDF

The Impact of Social Networking Sites on College Students' Consumption Patterns, Whitney Sue Thoene

PDF

"Semiotics of the Cloth": Reading Medieval Norse Textile Traditions, Kristen Marie Tibbs

PDF

The Perceived Self- Efficacy Of West Virginia Public Elementary School Teachers To Teach Character Education, Hannah R. Toney

PDF

Hermes International, Phuong Tran

PDF

Teacher Perspectives on Performance Based Student Assessment in Career and Technical Education in West Virginia Public Schools, Brenda L. Tuckwiller

PDF

Suitability of Low Cost Commercial Off-the-Shelf Aerial Platforms and Consumer Grade Digital Cameras for Small Format Aerial Photography, Anthony Allen Turley

PDF

English as a Second Language (ESL) Students' Perception of Effective Instructors in the LEAP Program at Marshall University, Tam Thi Thanh Vo

PDF

Targeted Cognitive-Based Tier II Interventions to Increase Student Achievement, Rachel K. Wakefield

PDF

Decolonizing the Mind: A Comparative Approach to Indigenous Movements and Globalization, Robert Andrew Wallace

PDF

Parental Satisfaction with Marshall University Summer Enrichment Program Evaluation: Completers vs. Non-Completers, Rebecca Joan Wendell

PDF

A Descriptive Study of 21st Century Instructional Practices In the Association of Christian Schools International in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia, Melanie E. White

PDF

A Reproductive and Trophic Transfer Study Associated with Selenium Concentrations in the Upper Mud River Watershed, Amanda Lee Wilson

PDF

Synthesis, Characterization and Computational Study of [4]Octamethylferrocenophane, Benjamin Mark Wilson

PDF

Role of West Virginia School Psychologists in a Response to Intervention Framework, Bryan Anthony Wilson

PDF

Lend Me Your Voice: Discovering Romanity in Seneca's De otio and De brevitate vitae, Joshua Dean Wimmer

PDF

Factors Influencing College Decision-Making for First-Generation Appalachian Students, Kristy Lynn Wood

PDF

The Storm After The Storm: A Comparative Framing Analysis of Governmental and News Reporting On Hurricane Katrina, Evan T. Zuverink

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

PDF

Influence of Season and Sex on Terrapene c. carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Movements: An Observation of a Population in West Virginia, Nathalie Caroline Aall

PDF

Dietary Interventions Against Mammary Glands and Prostate Cancers, Juliana Adedayo Akinsete

PDF

Horse-Trading in Smoke-Filled Rooms: Power in the 2008 West Virginia Republican Presidential Convention, Nora Kay Ankrom

PDF

Evaluation of Reading Comprehension Gains as Measured by DIBELS Retell Fluency, Mariah C. Bailey

PDF

Identification of Genes Involved in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Differentiation and Leukemia Differentiation and Leukemia, Jasjeet Bhullar

PDF

Mechanisms of Yttrium Oxide Toxicity in HEK293 Cells, Sravanthi Bodapati

PDF

Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Behavior and Reading in the Classroom, Ashley Elizabeth Booten

PDF

The Effects of a Web Presence on Sportscasting Audiences, Adam Cavalier

PDF

Solutions to Dynamic Equations on Varying Times Scales, Sher B. Chhetri

PDF

Effects of Land Use in the Ohio River Basin on the Distribution of Coliform and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in the Ohio River, Gene Chou

PDF

Evaluation of Lactate Concentration from 30 Seconds Wingate Test Using Three Sample Sites, Bethany Christian

PDF

Team Collaboration Between Groups in the Marshall University Summer Enrichment Program, Jason B. Conaway

PDF

A Poet's Request : Text and Subtext in Horace's Odes 1.1, Virginia C. Cook

PDF

The Perception and Knowledge of Undergraduate Students about School Psychology, Jessica D. Crislip

PDF

Infinitesimal Time Scale Calculus, Tom Cuchta

PDF

Narrativizing Success : Attitudes toward African American Vernacular English in the Composition Classroom, Christopher W. DiOrio

PDF

Stewards of the Forest: An Analysis of Ginseng Harvesters and the Communal Boundaries That Define Their Identity in an Area of Environmental Degradation, Eric Arthur Edwards

PDF

The Devil Was the First Scab : Working-Class Spirituality and Union Organization in Marion County, West Virginia 1918-1927, Chelsie C. Fitzwater

PDF

An Investigation of the Factors Influencing West Virginia Educators’ Decisions to Pursue the Principalship, Joel Harris

PDF

Rediscovering the Maryland Darter (Etheostoma sellare), Tyler Russell Hern

PDF

A Virtual Phytosaur Endocast and its Implications for Sensory System Evolution in Archosaurs, Waymon Holloway

PDF

Teacher Beliefs Regarding Grade Retention in an Urban Elementary School, Toni Gilmore Hook

PDF

Pitx2 is Overexpressed in Follicular Cell-Derived Thyroid Cancer and Promotes Thyroid Cancer Proliferation by Regulating Cell Cycle, Yue Huang

PDF

Predictors of Student Outcomes in Developmental Math at a Public Community and Technical College, Linda Darlene Hunt

PDF

Mental Health Services and Alternative Schools, Chasity D. Johnson

PDF

Age-Associated Alterations in the F344XBN Rat Heart and the Efficacy of Chronic Acetaminophen Ingestion as a Therapeutic Approach, Sunil K. Kakarla

PDF

Muscle Plasticity and Intramuscular signaling in the Insulin-resistant Obese Zucker Rat, Anjaiah Katta

PDF

The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Second Grade Reading Levels, Amanda Jill Knight

PDF

Altered regulation of mitogen-activated protein kinases and GLUT4 expression in skeletal muscle, liver, heart and kidney of obese Zucker rat, Sudarsanam Kundla

PDF

Patient Perspectives of Physicians' Compliance Gaining Strategies, Margaret Malinda Lambert

PDF

Cancer Cachexia and Cardiac Atrophy in the APCmin/+ Mice Model of Colon Cancer, Nandini Durga Prasanna Kumar Manne

PDF

Nationalism in Cyprus: the effects of institutionalization on nationalist mobilizations and political conflicts as reflected in Turkish Cypriot nationalism and Greek Cypriot nationalism, Nicel Masarogullari

PDF

A Synthetic Analysis of the Polish Solidarity Movement, Stephen W. Mays

PDF

Analysis of Teens' Attitudes Toward Health Claims on Branded, Prepackaged Foods, Michael J. McAteer

PDF

Effects of Personality and Situation upon Appraisal and Coping, Daniel Henry McGrath

PDF

Numerical Calculation of Lyapunov Exponents for Three-Dimensional Systems of Ordinary Differential Equations, Clyde-Emmanuel Estorninho Meador

PDF

Theory of "Art" : Qualitative in Nature and Quaintintative in Practice, Richard Merritt

PDF

Transition from High School to College : The Experiences of Girls in Rural West Virginia, LeAnne Arbor Olson