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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Cross Informant Correlation : Validity of the Conners CBRS Parent and Teacher Scales, Tamara Ann-Harris Mitchell

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Modeling super-spreading events for SARS, Thembinkosi P. Mkhatshwa

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Cross-Informant Agreement Among Parents and Children, Staci S. Mullins

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Treatment Strategies in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia : Investigating HSP90 and P53 as Targets, Jennifer M. Napper

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Determining the Rate of Transcription of T7 RNA Polymerase Using Single Molecule Fluorescence Imaging, Dawn Renee Nichola

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The Postcolonial "Knight‘s Tale": A Social Commentary on Post-Norman Invasion England, Ruth M.E. Oldman

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The Relationship between the WISC-IV GAI and the KABC-II, Nancy R. Oliver

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Comparison of the Reading Subtests of the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - Third Edition and the Peabody Individual Achievement Test-Revised/Normative Update, Lauren M. Ott

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Elucidation of Fragmentation Pathways of Nitrile-Terminated PPI Dendrimer-Metal Complexes, Kristen Nicole Pack

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Implementation of Language and Literacy Practices by Prekindergarten Teachers in the West Virginia Universal Pre-K System, Leslie Papelier

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Grade retention as perceived by kindergarten through third grade teachers, Brittany Leigh Pettay

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The Natural History & Distribution of Riverine Turtles in West Virginia, Linh Diem Phu

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The Remediation of School Psychologist Trainees, Michael J. Powell

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An Initial Investigation of the Applicability of the Dreyfus Skill Acquisition Model to the Professional Development of Nurse Educators, Lisa Ramsburg

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Heavier than it looks and other stories, Matthew Tobias Ray

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Exploring Obesity and After-school Supervision with Adolescents in Rural West Virginia, Sallie Dawn Richards

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The Level of Parental Conflict and Children's Behavioral Reactions to Divorce, Cindi Jo Settle

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The National Board Certification Process: A Comparison of the Perceptions of National Board Certified Teachers and National Board Candidates in West Virginia, Raymond L. Singleton

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ED/BD eligibility related to gender and community size in West Virginia|ED/BD Eligibility Related to Gender and Community Size in West Virginia, Matthew Joseph Smart

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The Effectiveness of Marshall University's Master of Arts in Teaching and Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certificate Programs as Determined by Graduates' and Completers' Perceptions, Melissa F. Spivy

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Metaphysics and the Charge of Misanthropy : Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Circles” as a Cipher for Understanding the Connection between Robinson Jeffers and Herman Melville, Hunter Stark

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Women with short hair, Amanda Layne Stephens

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Marriage Vows and Economic Discrimination: The Married Teacher Problem, Sabrina Thomas

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Age- and Sex-Associated Changes in mRNA Expression of Neurodegenerative Disorder-Related Molecules in the Hippocampus and Cerebellum of Rat Brain, Srinivasarao Thulluri

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Dopamine Modulates the Lateral Giant Neuron and Serotonergic Facilitation in Crayfish, Joshua Scott Titlow

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Mathematics in Motion: Linear Systems of Differential Equations on the Differential Analyzer, Devon A. Tivener

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Problematic Students of NASP Approved Programs: An Exploratory Study of Graduate Student Views, Leasha Dawn Trimble

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Genetic and Environmental Factors Suggest that Dietary Fatty Acid Content, Lipid Metabolism, and Bone Properties are Key Regulators of Myeloid Progenitor Cell Frequency, Melinda E. Varney

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Dropping out: A Cross-Case Exploration of Why Students in One West Virginia County Choose to leave School, Debra Hunt Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Characterization and Differentiation of Peripheral Blood Derived Multipotent Adult Progenitor Cells, Hari Satya Shankar Addagarla

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The Effectiveness of Principal Preparation Program Type for Administrative Work, Ernest Adkins

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Identification and Characterization of Novel Sir3/MeCP2-Chromatin Interactions, Nicholas L. Adkins

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A Critical Spatial Analysis of Residential Planning in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Ibrahim Alkhaldy

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Efficacy of Deferasirox in Preventing Complications of Iron Overload in the Iron Overloaded Gerbil, Rabaa M. Al-Rousan

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Does the Perception of Obesity Cause Discrimination in the American Workplace?, Kevin R. Anderson

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Deferasirox decreases age-associated iron accumulation in the aging F344BN rat heart, Ravi K. Arvapalli

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Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS): A Comparison of Scoring Systems, Ashley E. Barr

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A reconnaissance of the intersex condition in Micropterus dolomieu of the Upper Ohio River Basin as an indicator of anthropogenic endocrine disruptors, Christopher Barry

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The Occurrence of Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis in Salamander Populations of West Virginia, Casey John Bartkus

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Structural Determination of the 5' Untranslated Regions of IRE-containing mRNAs, Chandra Sekhar Bathina

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The Current State of Professional Development in Appalachia, Lisa D. Beck

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The Transsulfuration Pathway Significantly Contributes to Glutathione Biosynthesis in Human Mammary Epithelial Cells, Andrea Del Pilar Belalcazar Maya

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Middle School Principals’ Perception of the Effect of Technology on Job Effectiveness, James M. Blackwell

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No Child Left Behind? A Socioeconomic Comparison of Urban, Suburban and Rural School Systems in Ohio, Brian E. Brown

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Regulation of Alpha- and Beta-actin Isoforms in the Contracting A7r5 Smooth Muscle Cell, Dawn Leah Brown-Turner

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Portraits of Resiliency : A Qualitative Study of Appalachian Christian Women, Joy A. Butcher-Winfree

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Degree of Vocal Handicap in Two Age Groups of Individuals, Whitney N. Casey-Heatherman

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Administrative Perspectives on Technology Integration: the Globaloria: MyGLife Program in West Virginia, William E. Chapman Jr.

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"A Long Wonder the World Can Bear & Be" : Narrative Strategies in The Dream Songs, Cooper Childers

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Attitude Change of Educators Utilizing Best Practices in Education, Sonya Christian

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Novel Word Learning of Children with Hearing Impairment and Children with Typical Hearing, Matthew R. Clark

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The Disparate Americans: A Qualitative Analysis of Appalachians, Character, and Character Education in Appalachia, Kevin A. Cline

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Developing a Monitoring Protocol for the Monkey River Watershed, Belize, Central America, Sean Elliott Collins

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Parental Perceptions of Weight in Their Own Children and in Other Children, Tammy Corbett-Alderman

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High Stakes Testing Effects on Graduation Rates, Karen Gail Cummings

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Regulation of Alginate Production of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Fredrick Heath Damron

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Enrollment Management Administrators’ Perceptions of Community College Student Retention Practices, Merle Dempsey

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The Relationship Between Parental Sense of Competence and Parental Descriptions of Behavior and Treatment, Rebecca Denning

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The Effect of Character Education on Emotional Intelligence, Jennifer Doak

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Differences in Scores Derived from Age-Based Norms versus Grade-Based Norms on the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Second Edition and Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Second Edition, Carla Donahue

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Distribution of Woodland Salamanders of the Valley and Ridge in West Virginia, H. Reid Downer

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Language and Semogenesis in Philosophy: Realizational Patternings of Ideology in Lexico-grammar, Joe Fincham

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Digital Hypertexts vs. Traditional Books: An Inquiry Into Non-Linearity, Federica Fornaciari

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Goal Attainment Scaling to Determine Effectiveness of School Psychology Practicum Students, Kristen Frace

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Effects of aging on regulators of muscle apoptosis in the female F344BN rat, Murali K. Gadde

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Power, Courtly Love, and a Lack of Heirs : Guinevere and Medieval Queens, Jessica Grady

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BOZ for jazz orchestra and vocal, Esin Gunduz

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Risk Behavior, Decision Making, and Music Genre in Adolescent Males, Joseph E. Hampton

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The Relationship between Teacher Efficacy and Reading Program Type in West Virginia Elementary Schools, Patricia Lee Harvey

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Influences of Writing Project Involvement on the Professional Development of Teachers, Barbara Dondiego Holmes

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Impact of the Short-Term Consumption of a Moderately High Fat Diet on Nitric Oxide Production and Bioavailibility, Kan Huang

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Effect of Growth Hormone on Hippocampal Synaptic Function during Sleep Deprivation, Eun Young Kim

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Nursing Faculty Shortage: Nurses' Perceptions as a Key to Administrative Solutions, Evelyn M. Klocke

Parent Satisfaction with Marshall University’s Summer Enrichment Program : Years Four and Five, Kimberly D. Legg

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The Effect of Virtual Clinical Gaming Simulations on Student Learning Outcomes in Medical-Surgical Nursing Education Courses, Robin A. Lewis

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Redeeming the Short Story Cycle: Evolution of One of the Last Literary Genres, Joshua J.W. Mattern

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Silence as Insubordination: Friday and Michael K’s Wordless Weapon, A Post-Colonial Approach toJ.M. Coetzee’s Foe and Life and Times of Michael K, Cody C. Mullins

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Control of Myosin motor activity and Actin filament translation by alteration of Assay Reducing Potential, Siva Krishna Nalabotu

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Loss of SKI Expression in Testicular Cancer Leads to an Enhanced Invasive Phenotype Through Both BMP-Dependent and BMP-Independent Pathways, Amy N. Nash

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A Comparative Analysis of the New York Times [U.S.A.] and the Nation Media Group [Kenya] Presidential Opinion Polls Coverage 90 Days Prior to Election Day, David Okoth

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Finding Positive Solutions of Boundary Value Dynamic Equations on Time Scale, Olusegun Michael Otunuga

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Enumeration of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Hind Limb Suspended Rats and the Mechanics of Endothelial Wound Healing, Jarrod Matthew Pennington

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The Status of Violence Prevention in West Virginia Elementary Schools : A Case Study, Kristal Gayle Pentasuglia-Filipek

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Analysis of factors influencing West Virginia secondary biology and science teacher attrition rates, Seth Perry

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High Resolution Single Molecule Optical Localization of Multiple Fluorophores on DNA Origami Constructs Fluorophores on DNA Origami Constructs, Anuradha Rajulapati

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Synthesis of 5-methoxy-7-methylbicyclo[3.2.0]hept-2-en-6-ol, Harlan Reid

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Teacher Burnout: Special Education versus Regular Education, Amanda Roach

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The Effects of Anti-Depressant Advertising on Perception of Depression in College Students at Marshall University, Deirdre Robertson

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Supervisors’ Perspectives: Variables Influencing the Quality of Supervision, Terra L. Rose

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Autobiographical memory specificity, negative mood state, and executive control: implications for clinical depression, Billy J. Rutherford

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A Descriptive Analysis of Knowledge and Implementation of 21st Century Instructional Practices Among Elementary School Teachers Whose Administrators Participated in the 2006-2007 21st Century Leadership Institute, Elisabeth Michelle Samples

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The Natural History of Cave-Associated Populations of Eurycea l. longicauda with Notes on Sympatric Amphibian Species, Kevin Wayne Saunders

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Prevalence of intestinal parasite infection in symptomatic and asymptomatic dogs in southwestern West Virginia: the potential impact on human health, Tashina Marie Savilla

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Grant Writing Handbook for Our Lady of Fatima Parish School, Tracy Severson

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Distribution and Status of the Northern Leopard Frog, Rana pipiens, in West Virginia, Amanda Nicole Spriggs

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Modeled Red Spruce Distribution Response to Climatic Change in Monongahela National Forest, James Michael Stanton

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Effects Of Divorce On Age and Gender On Childhood Aggression, Ashley Stapleton

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A study of the morphology of Tatenectes laramiensis, a cryptocleidoid plesiosaur from the Sundance Formation (Wyoming, USA), Hallie P. Street

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Determining the distribution of antibiotic resistant and fecal indicator bacteria in the Ohio River, Caitlin Nicole Swecker

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A GIS Analysis on Possible Photovoltaic Cell Use for Energy Reduction During Peak Hours in Huntington, West Virginia, James Eric Tadlock