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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Music of the “Cult of Whitman”: Charles Villiers Stanford's Elegiac Ode, Jacob Bird

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Bad things to good people: Stories, Christopher Ryne Brewer

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Smoke and Silver: Money, Credit, and the Failure of Economic Diversification in the Seventeenth Century Virgina, Christopher Calton

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Familial Attitudes and Behaviors as Predictors of Transgenderism, Angela Dawn Cockrell

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Planet Superman: An ecocritical analysis of the Man of Steel from 1938-2017, Justin Hart Crary

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The Assessment of Medial Stability of the Elbow Using Sonography and Three Clinical Tests, Andrew Michael DeMoss

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A comparative analysis of stress responses in diverse Acanthamoeba isolates, Mallory Jean Douthitt

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Sensitivity Analysis of Wolf Restoration in Yellowstone Nation Park Using Omnivory Models, Derek Fields

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Intraoperative Administration of Intravenous Acetaminophen at Induction or End of Surgery and its Relationship with Opioid Consumption and Pain Scores, Spencer Davis Greenwood

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Principal and Faculty Senate Chair Perceptions of Faculty Senate Participation in Teacher Hiring in West Virginia Schools, Sarah Elizabeth Grose

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Creating a Female Athlete: The Power of Societal Reimaging and Advertising in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, Kaitlyn M. Haines

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The Association between Intraoperative Single-Dose Dexamethasone and Postoperative Pain in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Sara Hatfield

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"United We'll Win our Stand": The Role of Focalization in Representing Solidarity in the Anthems of Three Holocaust Concentration Camps, Hillary Louise Herold

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The Role of Evidence-Based Research in the Decision-Making Process as Perceived by Local Board of Education Policymakers in West Virginia, Elizabeth Anne Hoylman

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The Influence on Morbidity and Mortality when Blood Products are Transfused using Conventional Coagulation Tests Versus TEG or ROTEM in Trauma Patients Perioperatively, Teresa Diana Kelley

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Desperate and Determined Men: West Virginia's Lincoln County Feud, Brandon Ray Kirk

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Examining Risk Perceptions and Efficacy for Healthy Weight Management among Appalachian College-Aged Students: A Test and Extension of the Risk-Perception-Attitude Framework, Victoria Ann Ledford

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Formal and Functional Linguistic Properties of ESL Textbooks, Jessica Shea Lewis

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The effects of flexor pronator mass fatigue on medial elbow stability, Nathaniel Harvey Millard

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The effects of community type and sexual orientation on adolescent alcohol abuse: A retrospective exploration, Karla Beth Moore

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Tenofovir Induced Nephrotoxicity: A Mechanistic Study, Rachel A. Murphy

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The Pareto-g Extended Weibull Distribution, Oluwaseun Elizabeth Otunuga

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What is the Relationship of Increased Intraocular Pressure and Body Mass Index in Patients Undergoing Robotic Prostatectomy in Sleep Trendelenburg Position?, Seth Parsons

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The combinatorics of modified Macdonald polynomials, Jacob Rodeheffer

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Does Perioperative Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Therapy Correlate with Increased use of Vasopressors during Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion versus those not Receiving Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Therapy: A Retrospective Study, Joshua Ross

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In the Company of Angels: Expressions of Personal Autonomy, Authority, and Agency in Early Anglo-Saxon Monasticism, William Tanner Smoot

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The "Noble Savage" in American Music and Literature, 1790-1855, Jacob Mathew Somers

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Weihrauch Reducibility and Finite-Dimensional Subspaces, Sean Sovine

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Terror and territory: A spatio-temporal analysis of ISIL, Robert Riley Strider

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Analysis of Bioaccumulation of Selenium Diets in Brook Trout (Salvelnius Fontinalis), Kyle Aaron Tasker

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Does Rotem-Guided Therapy Influence Postoperative Chest Tube Output in On-pump CABG?, Preston Franklin Woodburn-Camp

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The role of oxidation-sensitive nociception and epigenetics in endometriosis-associated pain, Kristeena Ray Wright

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Relationship between media use and cultural adjustment: A study on international students at Marshall University, Haruka Yanagihara

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An Analysis of Energy Consumption and Environmental Impact on the Emissions of Carbon Dioxide and Methane of the Offshore Natural Gas Liquefaction Process in Facilities with Utilizing Dual Mixed Refrigerant (DMR) Process Technology, Xinyue Yao

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A simple embedded atom potential for palladium-hydride, Yang Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Electromyography study of muscle fatigue during isometric exercises in swimmers and non-swimmers, Tiffany Aeling

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Syntheses and characterization of [4]Ferrocenophane, Ahmed Sabah Al-doori

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Analyzing Pterosaur Ontogeny and Sexual Dimorphism with Multivariate Allometry, Erick Charles Anderson

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

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Preschool to School: Transition through the Eyes of Teachers, Ruthann Arneson

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The decisive kingdom from soft to hard power, Abdullah Ali Asiri

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Implementation and Perceived Effectiveness of Distributed Leadership in RESA 1 Schools in Southern West Virginia, Ingrida Barker

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Women Leading to Make a Difference: An Inside Look at a Strength-based Home Visiting Program in Rural Appalachia, Kathy J. Bialk

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A Generalization of the Difference of Slopes Test to Poisson Regression with Three-Way Interaction, Melinda Bierhals

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Principals' Perceptions of the Effectiveness of the JROTC Program, Patty Jean Blake

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Effectiveness of an Online FERPA Training Program, Sonja G. Cantrell

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The Effects of Students' Perceptions of Campus Safety and Security on Student Enrollment, Brian Andrew Carrico

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Higher education administrators' perspective on service learning, Briana Cicero-Johns

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The Relation of Dropout Prevention Programs in West Virginia Schools to Dropout Rates and Principal Perceptions of Effectiveness, Vicky Callison Cline

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Attitudes Toward Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Miranda Lea Cobb

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When Party Does Not Matter: An Examination of Conditions that Influence a Senator to Vote Against Party Leadership, Alexander Phillip Collins

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A Coprological Survey of Golden Mantled Howler Monkeys (Alouatta palliata palliata) in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, Jess M. Conatser

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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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The Human Manager: Consent Deal, Informal Organization and Routinization, Jennifer Lynn Conrad

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Fluency Interventions and the Impact on Comprehension, Colleen Cook

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Adult neural stem cell differentiation and signaling is disrupted by low-level silver nanoparticle exposure in vitro, Robert Jefferson Cooper

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Age of Kindergarten Entry and Rate of Specific Learning Disabilities, Elizabeth A. Crum

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"Or this whole affair is a failure": a special treasury agent's observations of the Port Royal Experiment, Port Royal, South Carolina, April to May, 1862, Michael Edward Scott Emett

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Supportive Leadership: The Principal's Role in Beginning Teacher Retention, Kelli LeAnn Epling

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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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Bodybuilding is an art and your body is the canvas: an examination of bodybuilders and the built body, Caitlin Greaf

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Principal Perceptions of Standards-Based Teacher Evaluation in West Virginia, Brent Douglas Griffith

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Testing the Efficacy of Anuran Callback Surveys, Matthew S. Grisnik

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Re-professionalizing teachers: earning a seat and a voice at the table, Donna Diane Hage

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Measuring the Self-Assessed Presence of the Essential Features of PBIS in West Virginia Schools, James Franklin Harris

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A Correlational Study of Self-Regulation and Fine Arts in Education, Rachel D. Hendricks

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The effect of mast availability on ambush site selection in eastern diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus adamanteus), Berlynna May Heres

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An Assessment of West Virginia Watersheds Through the Use of Geographic Information System (GIS), Nathan Thomas Hoxie

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A Case Study of a Professional Development School in Rural West Virginia, Cheryl Ann Terry Jeffers

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Minority Librarians in Higher Education: A Critical Race Theory Analysis, Kelli Johnson

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A Newer Humanism, Andrew Kirkland Johnston

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Planetary Nebula Associations with Star Clusters in the Andromeda Galaxy, Yasmine Kahvaz

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Ideational Grammatical Metaphorical Features of EFL Textbooks, Yuya Kaneso

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

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Hibernacula Site Selection of the Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene c. carolina, in a West Virginia Population, Benjamin Owen Koester

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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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Education All A'Twitter: Twitter's Role in Educational Technology, Rikki Elaine McCormick Lowe

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Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Reservoir Modeling of the Late Devonian Berea Sandstone/Siltstone in northeastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio, Forrest Christopher Mattox

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Appalachian Parent Perceptions of ADHD Symptomology, Shaina Lee Meadows

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Appalachian Teachers' referral for ADHD in Contrast to Giftedness in Selected Vignettes, Alexandria Rose Mejia

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Revision of polycotylid plesioaur systematics (sauropterygia plesiosauria) and description of the axial osteology of a juvenile polycotylid, Donald Joseph Morgan III

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"Let Us Bury and Forget:" Civil War Memory and Identity in Cabell County, West Virginia, 1865-1915, Seth Adam Nichols

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Portrayals of Gender in the Media: A Content Analysis Approach to Identifying Gender Oppression and Legitimation of Patriarchy in Magazine Advertisements, Autumn M. O’Toole

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

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Losing Diana: Children and Families Reflect on the Closing of a School in Rural West Virginia, Allison Nicole Pyle

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3,5-Dichloroaniline: Biotransformation and Mechanistic Aspects of Nephrotoxicity In Vitro, Christopher Robert Racine

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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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A Study of the FEPAC Accredited Graduate Forensic Science Programs' Curricula, Catherine Genice Rushton

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"Safer" Harbor: the impact of different models of safe harbor laws on the criminalization of commercially sexually exploited children in the United States, Priscila Borges Marques dos Santos

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

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A Case study : the perception of higher education administrators at historically black colleges and universities on the importance of academic student organizations as a retention technique, Sherri Lynn Shafer

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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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Do isokinetic variables generated correlate to vertical jump and standing long jump measures in collegiate football athletes?, James Russell Smothermon

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Evaluating high school mathematics performance measures and student attributes for predicting remedial mathematics success and student retention in college, Sherri L. Stepp

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Recruitment, Retention and Socialization of Underrepresented Minority Populations to West Virginia Higher Education Administrative Positions, Dedriell Dewin Taylor

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

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Uncovering New Roles For The Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR) In Breast Cancer, Justin Kirk Tomblin