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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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I wish school was like this: one teacher's journey towards creating a student-led learning space, Angela Dawn Abbott

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Statistical Analysis of Tandem Queues With Markovian Passages in Porous Mediums, Gboyega David Adepoju

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Role of cytochrome P450 2B6 polymorphisms in unexpected methadone death, Taha Ahmad

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Understanding Pseudomonas aeruginosa Alginate Regulation and its Link to Chronic Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis Patients, Roy Al Ahmar

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Endogenous Antioxidant Overexpression as an Adjuvant to Diet or Exercise Intervention as Therapy to Counteract Obesity and Beneficially Shift the Gut Microbiome, Deborah Lynn Amos

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Performing Arts and Performance Anxiety, Jacklyn Sue Bascomb

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Synthesis of 1,3-DI(4-Pyridinyl)Acetone, Zachary Tyler Boggs

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Effects of Professional Learning Communities on Instructional Revisions in Secondary Mathematics Classrooms, John Kenneth Bond

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Analytic modeling of eccentric binary black holes : from inspiral to merger, Dillon Paige Buskirk

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The effect of moderate alcohol consumption on sodium-dependent nutrient co-transport in intestinal epithelial cells in vitro and in vivo, Molly Rae Butts

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Perceived exertion and the increase in risk of injury in ROTC cadets, Courtney D. Chiaramonte

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Rural hospital health in the United States, Stephanie Cole and Kathleen Lanham

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Collectivism in central Appalachia: Educational and career implications, Heidi Leigh Creamer

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From darkness to light: an exploration of self-discovery and healing through collaborative recovery expressive writing, Leighann Justice Davidson

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A Study of Administrator Training for School Security Events, Maria V. Eshenaur

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Hybrid Excitations in Organic-Semiconductor Materials, David W. Facemyer

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The Perceptions and Effects of Schools' Names on Black Professional Educators and Their Students, Gregg Suzanne Ferguson

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Potential Applications of Capsaicinoids in Small Cell Lung Cancer Therapy, Jamie Rae Friedman

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The Effectiveness of Nutrition Education: Comparing Registered Dietitian Educators with Dietetic Interns, Amy Gannon

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The Effect of Serratus Anterior Fatigue on Scapular Kinematics, Nathan Curtis Harrison

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Fixing journalism's credibility problem: lessons from the Lippman-Dewey debate, James Michael Hoyle

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Maneuvering Past Meaning: Queering Language through Trans-Poetics, Brooke Ingram

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Trauma Sensitive Schools and the Psychoeducational Evaluation, Barbara Jordan

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What people complain about drone apps? a large-scale empirical study of Google play store reviews, Kanimozhi Kalaichelvan

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Universal Quantum Computation, Junya Kasahara

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Identifying C-mannosylatedproteins in RAW264.7 cells via in vitro HSC70 Co-immunoprecipitation strategies, Nicholas Ryan Kegley

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Staying informed: superintendents and their experience with evidence-based research in the West Virginia public school system, Gabriel Dwayne King

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Long-term effects of elevated manganese on procambarus clarkii behavior, Cody W. Lambert

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Charge Master and the effects on hospitals, Whitney Layton and Katie Lemmon

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An analysis of the research methods used in select peer-reviewed law enforcement journals, 2010 to 2014, David L. Lemmon II

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Description and histology of a small-bodied elasmosaur and discription of mortuneria seyemourensis postcranium, Elizabeth Lester

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Measurement precision and reliability of supraspinatus tendon strain using speckle track analysis of ultrasound images, Gregory Alan McClanahan

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An Inference-Driven Branch and Bound Optimization Strategy for Planning Ambulance Services, Kevin McDaniel

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An Assessment of the Perceptions of School Professionals Regarding Prenatal Substance Exposure, Aliyah Vicia Mickey

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Be a Man: Childhood, Masculinity, Mental Hygiene, and the Asylum in the 1950's, Emily Lonna Miller

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Civil neighbors to violent foes: guerrilla warfare in western Virginia during the Civil War, Lauren Michelle Milton

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The relationship between angular momentum of the lower trunk and shoulder joint forces in overarm throwing athletes, Kevin Moore

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Experiential Learning in Dietetics: Can Diabetes Camp Make a Difference?, Mallory Jean Mount

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Regulation of Na-K-ATPase by arachidonic acid metabolites in intestinal epithelial cells, Niraj Nepa

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The Utilization of Telehealth/ Telemedicine In Cardiology In Rural Areas, Sophia Noplis and Jocelyn Stout

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On monochromatic sets with nondecreasing diameter, Adam O’Neal

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Interplay between genetic predisposition and diet in advancing obesity and type 2 Diabetes in the Tallyho mouse, Jacaline Parkman

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Smart Roads: Investigating Roadways as Energy Sources for Potential Application of In-Lane Charging, Dhruvalkumar Hitendrakumar Patel

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Assessment of live load distribution characteristics of press-brake-formed tub girder superstructures, Guilherme Petty

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Organizing 6, 5-Carbon nanotubes on DNA origami arrays, Kathryn A. Pitton

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Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Teaching Mathematics, Mathematics Anxiety, and Teaching Mathematics Efficacy, Brittany Elaine Porter

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NaKtide Targeted to Adipocytes Ameliorates Western Diet Induced Obesity, Rebecca D. Pratt

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Exploration of growth mindset application in communication sciences and disorders, Kelly Jean Rutherford

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Re-vision and re-representation : an exploration of awarness and voice in Marxism, postcolonialism, postmodernism and psychoanalytic theory, Stacy Sexton

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Characterizing the effects of environmental stressors on the photosynthetic capacity of Chlorella vulgaris, Amanda Louise Smythers

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An examination of employer evaluations of student participants in a cooperative education program, Candice Grace Clendenin Stadler

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Exploring the variance of the sample variance through estimation and simulation, Christina Stradwick

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The Cape Fear Ran Red: Memory of the Wilmington Race Riot and Coup D'état of 1898, Jacob Michael Thomas

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The Education of the Elementary Mathematics Specialist: A Program Evaluation, Lee Ann Vecellio

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The Implementation and Effects of Computerized Physician Order Entry in Healthcare Settings, Bojing Wang and Xiaoying Liu

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Mechanistic Study of Diatrizoic Acid Induced Proximal Tubule Cytotoxicity, Dakota Blake Ward

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Educator Perceptions of Suspension and Suspension Alternatives, Jori Williams

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Bettie Looks Back: Gaze, Autonomy, and Power in Pin-Up, Bethany Woods

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A Machine Learning Recommender Model for Ride Sharing Based on Rider Characteristics and User Threshold Time, Govind Pramod Yatnalkar

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Numerical simulation for the hydrodynamic performance of hydropower turbine near free surface, Zeda Yin

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Tailoring higher education instruction for students with ASD to transition to employment : employer perspectives, Hillary M. Adams

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The Influence of Northern Hemisphere Teleconnections on the Geography of Pacific Tropical Cyclone Genesis, Nicholas Ray Adkins

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Preference Probability Based on Ranks - A New Approach Using Logistic Regression with Zero Intercept, Oluwagbenga David Agboola

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Southern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger niger) translocation, occupancy, and foraging behaviors, Katelyn Marie Amspacher

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Influence of developmental stage, habitat, and captivity on thecutaneous bacterial communities of Eastern Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus Alleganiensis Alleganiensis) in West Virginia, Rachel Fern Arrick

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Preparedness of School Psychologists to Provide Services for Students Diagnosed with Cancer, Lauren McKenzie Blevins

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Iron Road: The Rise of Huntington, West Virginia, 1870-1920, Brooks Bryant

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Literacy leaders : An analysis of West Virginia secondary school principals' self-reported literacy leaderships perceptions and practices, Stephanie Adria Burdette

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The Relationship Between Religiosity and Mental Illness Stigma in the Abrahamic Religions, Emma C. Bushong

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A Novel IEEE 802.11 Power Save Mechanism for Energy Harvesting Motivated Networks, Yigitcan Celik

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Exploring Residence Life Needs of College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Their Transition to College, Jaclyn Clark

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Some-ness in No-When: Queer Temporalities in the Horror Genre, Melody Hope Cooper

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Musical Expression and Spanish Nationalism in Selected Works of Tomás Bretón, Brent Matthew Darnold

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mLearning Device Usage and Self Efficacy By Higher Education Faculty for Professional Activities: A Case Study, Elbert Davis

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An Analysis of Personality on Legal Substance and Behavioral Addictions, Elise Stephanie Edwards

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Perceptions of the Importance and Integration of High-Impact Practices in Traditional Versus Online Learning, Melissa Martin Farrish

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Underrepresenting Disproportionality : An Interdisciplinary Bibliographic Content Analysis, Stacy B. Fooce

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A Meaning-Based Approach to the Language of the TOEFL test and Japanese EFL Textbooks: A Functional Analysis of Patterns of Lexico-Grammatical Meanings and Structures, Koshin Fukuyoshi

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Nineteenth Century American Newspapers and the Criminal Transgressor, James Maxwell Fuller

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Improved embedded atom method potentials for metal hydride systems, Robert Fuller

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Curriculum Change in Undergraduate Strategic Communications Programs: How Strategic Communications Programs are Adapting to 21st Century Media, Allyson B. Goodman

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Impact of Educator Preparation Routes and Teacher Characteristics on Student Academic Achievement, Robert Hagerman

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Teacher and administrator perspectives on formative student assessment in career and technical education: for career and technical teachers and administrators, Ryan K. Haught

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Student attributes related to dual enrollment baccalaureate degree outcomes in a rural state, Charles Scott Inghram

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The effect of athlete celebrity endorsement on attitude toward brand and purchase intention, Yunheui Jeon

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Awareness of Clery Act Reporting Requirements Across Institutional Strata in West Virginia Community and Technical Colleges, Christina C. Johnson

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The Alt-right's use of President Donald Trump's Twitter account as a propaganda device, Erin Nicole Jorden

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Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) telemetry techniques and translocation, Michael Thomas Jungen

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Freshwater Mussels of the Greenup Navigational Pool, Ohio River, with a Comparison to Fish Host Communities, Mitchell David Kriege

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Principal Perceptions of the Effectiveness of WVBE Policy 5800: Standards of Professional Practice for West Virginia Superintendents, Principals and Teacher Leaders, Allen Ray Laugh Jr.

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"This Isn't for You, This Is for Me": Women in Cosplay and Their Experiences Combatting Harassment and Stigma, Christopher M. Lucas

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Role of N-acetyl-seryl-aspartyl-lysyl-proline (Ac-SDKP) and renal hemodynamics on obesity related renal damage, Mani Maheshwari

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A Poetic Exploration of Landscape and Negation in Larry Levis's The Dollmaker’s Ghost, Cynthia McComas

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The Life History of Faxonius rusticus (Girard, 1852) in Sunfish Creek, Monroe County, Ohio, Kyle McGill

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An Extension of the Jeu de Taquin, Joanna McKinney

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"Impracticable, inhospitable, and dismal country": An examination of the environmental impact on Civil War military operations in West Virginia, John Martin McMillan

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Are Higher Education Institutions Addressing the Employment Needs of Clinical Laboratories in Rural Areas?, Pamela Dawn Meadows

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Weathered Mountains: A Qualitative Study of West Virginia Women and their Perceptions of Strength, Land, and Womanhood, Danielle Renee Mullins

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The Progressive Distribution of Sentences Containing Relative Clauses in Japanese Textbooks of English, Risa Nakagawa

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A systemic functional analysis of TOEFL sample writings, Yuki Nakamura