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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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

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

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

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Is Preoperative Administration of Celecoxib and Pregabalin Associated with Decreased Intraoperative and Postoperative Opioid Consumption in Patients Undergoing Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty?, Cierra Treadway

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The Floating Head of Feminism: The Domesticated Domain and Erasure of the Female (No)body in Contemporary Television and Cinema, Alicia Brooke Turner

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Effectiveness of Tranexamic Acid Administration on Intraoperative Blood Loss in Elective Craniofacial Surgery, Kimberly Marie Vance

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Thematic patterning in English and Arabic and its implications on translation, Saud Abdulrahman Alshehri

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Missing Mother: The Female Protagonist's Regression to the Imaginary Order in Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, The Sundial, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Julie Ann Baker

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Perceptions of the athletic training profession by a collegiate athlete patient population, Bethany Estelle Beuhring

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

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A learning model of community collaboration in West Virginia, Tracy L. Bradley

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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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The Effects of Rape Myth Acceptance, Benevolent Sexism, Characterological Self-Blame, and Behavioral Self-blame on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Severity, Jacob Whitaker Camp

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A Study of the Influence of Branded Messages on Non-branded Food Items When Presented to 10 to 14-year-old Children, Cassandra J. Chinn

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

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A Study of the WV Judges' Truancy Program Used in Eight WV Counties from 2012-2015, Lori Gibson Comer

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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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The Relationship Between the Gray Oral Reading Test, Fifth Edition (GORT-5) and Woodcock Johnson Test of Achievement, Fourth Edition (WJ IV ACH) for Referred Children, Megan Edwards

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

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Employing the enzyme cofactor function of ascorbic acid to affect oncogenic pathways in human melanoma: modulating Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1α and DNA demethylation to reduce malignant potential, Adam Patrick Fischer

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The Power to Overcome: The Resistance and Resiliency of Black Motherhood, Nathan Full

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Doxorubicin Cytotoxicity in a Human Proximal Tubular Epithelial Cell Line was Attenuated by the Natural Product Resveratrol, Morghan Schuyler Getty

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Career Paths, Barriers, and Professional Experiences: A Comparison Study of Physical Therapy Program Directors in the United States, Tamara Nancy Gravano

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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 Whole Building Is A Classroom": An Oral History of a School's Role in the Culture of the Community, Valerie Free Jones

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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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Forging a Bluegrass Commonwealth: The Kentucky Statehood Movement and the Politics of the Trans-Appalachian West, 1783–1792, Christopher L. Leadingham

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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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Local Sensitivity Analysis of Acute Inflammation, James Martin

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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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Professional development for the West Virginia School Psychologists Association, Andrea Nunn

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“Fence-line” contrast soundscape study of forested lands in Allegany State Park and Allegheny National Forest: Is there an impact of oil and gas development on an eastern forest soundscape?, Kasey Lynne Osborne

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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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Establishing environmental variability in the toxins produced by a single strain of prymnesium parvum, Amy Parsons-White

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Balance score card in health care organization, Vani Pathuri and Huanyu Wang

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Is interoperability a hindrance to the nationwide health information exchange (NHIE)?, Nitesh Patil and Sruthi Katamneni

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The Perceptions of College Foreign Language Students Concerning their High School Foreign Language Preparation, Bryan M. Pickens

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Douglass High School: Students' Perspectives on Attending a Segregated School, Lee Ann Hvizdak Porter

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Effectiveness of Essentials for College Math as a High School Transitional Course, Jennifer S. Riggleman

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School-based evaluations for students with intellectual disabilities: is "sufficiently comprehensive" good enough?, Elizabeth E. Robinson

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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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"We're Human": An Analysis of Formal and Informal Training Methods for Direct Care Staff Working with Dual-Diagnosis Populations, Adam Clay Stephenson

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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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A Robust Framework for Mining YouTube Data, Zifeng Tian

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"God, Mother and Island Creek": The Story of Holden Central School and the Emergence of Nurturing Paternalism, Harley D. Walden

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West Virginia needle exchange program, Briana Washington and Sara Johnson

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Surviving Fallout in Appalachia: An Examination of Class Differences within Civil Defense Preparation in West Virginia During the Early Years of the Cold War, Tristan Miranda Williams

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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 the 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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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