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Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Docosahexaenoic Acid Modulates Class I Major Histocompatibility Complex Protein Function, Kaleb Marie Hypes

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Urban Development and Effects to Transportation Systems of Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, Wannaporn Jarupath

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American Standard & The Princess of Rome, Ohio: Two Plays, Jonathan Joy

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Teaching Japanese in an American High School: How Japanese Teachers Make Sense of their American Students’ Communication Styles, Teppei Kiyosue

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A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Conifers Using Remote Sensing and GIS, Michael Koon

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An Analysis of Vegetation and Environmental Parameters at Mitigated Wetland Sites Located in the Upper Scioto River Drainage Basin, Central Ohio, Desiree L. Lawson

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The Comparative Analysis of the Dyslexia Screening Instrument and the Dyslexia Screening Tool, Shelley J. Lemasters

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The Reliability of the Piers-Harris Children’s Self-Concept Scale, Second Edition, Nello Nicole Lemley

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Factors That Influence the Career Stability of Assistant Principals, Mary Lu MacCorkle

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Natural History and Sexual Dimorphism of the Eastern Hellbender, Cryptobranchus A. Alleganiensis, Robert Makowsky

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Race for the Senate–A Content Analysis of the Campaign Coverage of West Virginia Senate Candidates Marie Redd and Tom Scott in 1998 and Marie Redd and Evan Jenkins in 2002, Lynne Marsh

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Renal Basolateral Transport of Glucuronides and Other Organic Anions in Rat in Vitro Models, Sarah L. Miles

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Domestic Violence in Appalachia with a Focus on Cabell County, WV, Deborah Ann Moore

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Modernization and Divorce in Japan, Motonobu Mukai

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The Relationship Between Juvenile Delinquency and Family Unit Structure, Angela D. Mullens

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Do You Recall Where You Where When...?: Support For Automatic Encoding of One's Location, Kristen Lea Neal

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Identifying at Risk Youth for Delinquency in Southern West Virginia, Roderick Q. Neal

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The Advantage of STEEP as a Method to Identify Elementary School Children who are At-Risk for Learning Disabilities, Chandra Nease

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Measuring the Effect of Wife Employment Status on First-Time Father Stress, Brad Petry

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National Identity and the British Empire : the Image of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Rebecca Pierce

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John F. Kennedy and West Virginia, 1960-1963, Anthony W. Ponton

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A Study of Attrition in Higher Education with Implications for Supportive Services, Sabrina D. Simpson

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Predicting Dyslexia with Screening To Enhance Equitable Placement (STEEP), Erica N. Stoler

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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A social/cognitive view of leaders with visible disabilities, George Adkins Jr.

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Mountaintop Removal: An Assessment of the Propaganda Model of the News Media, Tonya Lynn Adkins

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Comparing Behavior Assessment Measures with Behavior Specific Responses to Assess Aggression in First-Time Expectant Fathers, Lynn Allen

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Billing below Title : The Contested Autobiographies of Frances Farmer and Louise Brooks, Karen M. Anderson

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The Neural Connectivity of the Torus Semicircularis in the Cave Dwelling Form of Astyanax Fasciatus, Timothy B. Angel

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Am I My Neighbor's Keeper : Toward a Community-Based Model of Local Violence, George F. Bills

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The Characterization of Two Differentially Expressed Plasma Proteins in Obese Versus Lean Rats in Two Rodent Models of Obesity, Roger D. Boggs

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Development of a GIS Geodatabase as a Tool for Analyzing Spatial Relationships in the Species Distributions of West Virginia Fishes, Nathan D. Bowe

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Constance Cary Harrison, Refugitta of Richmond : A Nineteenth-Century Southern Woman Writer's Critically Intriguing Antislavery Narrative Strategy, Gaillynn Marie Bowman

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Expanding Self-Direction in Services for the Aged and People with Disabilities, Ruth A. Burgess

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Synergistic Interactions of Chlorambucil, DHA, and Trail in Jurkat and H460 Human Cancer Cells, Jennifer Ellen Bush-O'Donnell

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Emergent Literacy Activities in Preschool Years : The Effects of Explicit Instruction on Rhyming and Narrative Development, Kristie Dawn Callihan

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A Rural Hospital's Organ Donation Referral Pattern : A Pilot Study, Chris F. Carter

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The Fear of Femininity vs. the Fear of Death and Attitudes Towards Lesbians and Gay Men, Timothy Andrew Caswell

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Students' Perception Index of the MUGC School Psychology Practicum : A Correlation of Course Work with Practicum Experiences, C. Lee Chandler III

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Associations of Test Anxiety and Selected Variables on the Performance of Adult and Technical Education and Psychology Students, Claudia Coleman

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The Utility of DIBELS as a Curriculum Based Measurement in Relation to Reading Proficiency on High Stakes Tests, Rebecca Gayle Cook

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Title IX Compliance: Non-Appalachian Versus Appalachian in Colleges and Universities, Monica Corbo

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Jane Austen's Powers of Consciousness, Diane M. Counts

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Social Disorganization Theory and Crime in West Virginia, Billy Crum

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A Comparison Of Relationship Dimensions With Behavior Dimensions For First Time Expectant Fathers, Benjamin T. Cunningham

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The Effectiveness of the Secondary Weapon of the West Virginia State Police, Jesse Andrew Davis

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Predictors of Employer Satisfaction with Workplace-Based Contract Training Programs at Community and Technical Colleges in West Virginia, Mark Edward Davis

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Spatial Heterogeneity of Soil Nutrients, Nitrogen Dynamics, and Vegetation in a 3rd Order Stream Floodplain in Southwestern West Virginia, David Allen Dick

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Aesthetic Revolutionaries : Picasso and Joyce, Joy M. Doss

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Program Evaluation of Practicum III: Marshall University's Summer Enrichment Program From a School Psychology Student's Perspective, Melissa L. Ferrebee

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Establishing an Elsewhere in Contemporary American Women's Autobiography, Jennifer Alena Gingerich

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Identity Theft Awareness in North Central West Virginia, Gwendolyn Lea Goodrich

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Final Frontier: The Methodist Church Involvement with the Recolonization of Blacks to Liberia, Sharletta Michelle Green

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Effect of a Modified LINCS Learning Strategy on the Achievement of 4th Grade Students with Learning Disabilities, Shelby Brooke Haines

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A Study of the Effects of Strictness and Level of Church- Relatedness on Female Job Satisfaction among Christian College Administrators, Craig David Hardesty

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A Mechanistic Study in the Nephrotoxicity of p-Aminophenol, R. Christopher Harmon

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The American Community Band: History and Development, Jason Michael Hartz

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Discourses of Disappointment: The Betrayal of Women's Emancipation Following the French and Russian Revolutions, Crystal Denise Helton

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Association of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy with Sexual Risk Behaviors Among High School Students in Aguablanca District-Cali, Colombia, Zulma Hernandez

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Profile of a Distributed Learning Curriculum for Adult Education as Perceived by Students, Taella M. Hill

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Investigations of Supramolecular and Catalytic Properties of PPI Dendrimers, Aaron K. Holley

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The Role of AP-1 Transcription Complex in Retinoic Acid-Dependent B16 Melanoma Cell Growth Arrest and Differentiation, Ying Huang

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Developing Methods for the Rapid Molecular Assessment of Aquatic Microbial Communities, Traci D. Hudson

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East 52 : A Multi-Genre Work Chronicling One Man’s Final Journey, M. Joseph Jarrett

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Abiotic Factors Influencing the Breeding, Movement, and Foraging of the Eastern Spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii) in West Virginia, Keith A. Johnson

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The Influence of Feminist Pedagogy on Student Participation and Student Perception of Learning Environment in Distance Education: A Comparative Study of Web-Based Graduate Distance Education Courses, Tammy R. Johnson

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Patients’ Perceptions of Nurse Caring Behaviors in an Emergency Department, Lynn Kimble

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Analysis of Impulsive Behaviors Among Prison Inmates Convicted of Violent Crimes, Inmates Convicted of Non-Violent Crimes and Undergraduate College Students, Lonnie Kishpaugh Sr.

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Parental Satisfaction in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Victoria S. Koontz

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Correlation Between Time to Peak Torque and Peak Torque to Vertical Jump in College Age Athletes, Craig Adam Kowalski

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The Relationship Between Student Achievement and Level of Parent Satisfaction in a Summer Enrichment Program, Royna Faye Lattimore

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Sir Henry Norris: English Ambassador, Huguenot Advocate, Robert G. Lilly

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Mary Colter: Southwestern Architect and Innovator of Indigenous Style, Carissa Massey

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The Relationship of the Transformational Leadership of the Administrators in America's Middle College High School and Their Feeder Institutions to Selected Indicators of Effectiveness, Christine M. Michael

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An Analysis of the Relationships Between the Perceived Organizational Climate and Professional Burnout in Libraries and Computing Centers in West Virginia Public Higher Education Institutions, Arnold R. Miller

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An Ecological Study of the Spotted Salamander, Ambystoma maculatum, and Jefferson Salamander, A. jeffersonianum, in West Virginia, Seth J. Myers

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Detection of Forces and Body Load in Standing and Walking in the American Cockroach, J. Adam Noah

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Current trends in athletic training education and certification in Japan, Yuriko Ohashi

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Phosphoproteomic studies of smooth muscle contraction: investigation of differential phosphorylation in relaxed/contracted rat aortic smooth muscle tissue using MALDI-TOF MS, Tonya M. Pekar

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Utilization of emergency policies and procedures by Division I-A and Division I-AA intercollegiate athletic programs, Brandy A. Petty

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The Relationship Between Competencies Perceived to be Important for Administrative Effectiveness and the Higher Education Administration Doctoral Program of Study : A Needs Assessment, Judith A. Porter

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Telling God’s Sanction : Storytelling in the Narrative Journalism, Memoirs, and Creative Nonfiction of Rick Bragg, Jennifer Nicole Sias

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A Comparison of Traditional Versus Computerized Anxiety Assessment Using Personal Digital Assistants, Wesley Alan Smith

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The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Individual Productivity, Sephra L. Snyder

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A Study of West Virginia State Police Academy Graduates' Perceptions of Their Degrees of Competence and the Relevance of the Marshall University Community and Technical College Police Science Curriculum, Walter E. Stroupe

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Analysis of Faith-based and Government-based Adult Education Programs in Western West Virginia, Chad M. Trepinsk

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Stereotype Beliefs, Contextual Age, and Knowledge of Aging in the Elderly, Angela Walker

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Program Evaluation of the Practicum I Summer Program From a Student’s Perspective, Matthew J. Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Suburban and Rural Elementary Teachers' Knowledge of the Role of Ritalin in the Treatment of Elementary Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Vicki R. Barrett

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Effects of Excessive Nitrogen Deposition on Foliar Nutrient Dynamics, Nutrient Concentrations, and Nutrient Ratios in a Central Appalachian Hardwood Forest, Sarah Beth Burdette

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Diets of Bats in West Virginia, Theresa Sydney Burke

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The Effects of Regular Aerobic Exercise on Tension Headache, Brittany E. Canady

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The Relationship Between Education and Police Stress : Associate Degree Versus Bachelor Degree, Jamie M. Case

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The West Wing : President as Symbol, Sarah E. Cavendish

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Behavioral Change in First Time Expectant Fathers' Aggression, Helen V. Davis

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Journeys: A Critical Analysis of the Diary of Sarah L. Wadley, Regina C. Davis

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Sythesis and Characterization of [(C5R5) M (CO)2 (L2)]+: R=H, Me and Ph; M=Cr and Mo; L2=dmpe and dppe, Brian Dearman

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An Analysis of Client Records to Determine the Efficacy of A Child Abuse Prevention Program for Parents, Monica Lynn DellaMea

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The Natural History and Possible Extirpation of Blanchard's Cricket Frog, Acris crepitans blanchardi, in West Virginia, Nancy J. Dickson

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The Effect of Locus of Control and Stability on Academic Achievement in Eighth Grade Students From North Central West Virginia: A Comparative Approach, Tasneem Edmonds

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A GIS Approach for the Abandoned Mine Inventory with Haul Roads of the Monongahela National Forest to Provide a Comparative Analysis of USFS/USACE Collection Procedures and Image Basemap Selection for Cartographic Representation, John R. Ferguson II