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Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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AC Frequency Dependence of Electroluminescent ZnS Phosphor Panel Color, Farrah Shantell Boggess-Machado

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The Use of Ergogenic Aids Among High School Athletes in Eastern Kentucky, John Robert Brandenburg

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Welfare as a Social Control in the United States, Jimmi Sue Brown

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Implementation of a Spatial-Temporal Focus to Predict Habitat Locations and Distribution of Cambarus veteranus, Katherine B. Channell

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Gender Identity Disorder : A Misunderstood Diagnosis, Kristopher J. Cook

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godspeople, David Deborde

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Use of an Artificial Pond and Marshes by Amphibians and Reptiles in West Virginia, Vanessa A. Dozeman

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The Relationship Among the Types, Frequency and Resolution of Moral Conflicts Perceived by Nurses in West Virginia and Their Educational Preparation, Educational Needs, and Selected Demographics, Nancy K. Dunn

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Punishing the Poor: America’s Use of the Welfare System as a Means of Controlling the Impoverished, Jill R. Foley

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Powers and Abilities Far Behind Those of Mortal Men: An Examination of the Comic Book Industry and Subculture through a Feminist Sociological Perspective, James H. Frail Jr.

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Faculty Perceptions of the Effects of Student Evaluations of Teaching on Higher Education Instructional Practices and Instructor Morale, Annette Rashid Gall

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Antimicrobial and Spermicidal Activity of Hydrogen Peroxide and Nonoxynol-9 Based Gel Preparations, Paul E. Grimmett

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Smoking Cessation Education Needs as Reported by Current Smokers, Former Smokers, and Nurses, Ana Grynwald

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Roles of PKC Isozymes in Retinoic Acid-Induced B16 Mouse Melanoma Cell Growth Inhibition and Differentiation, Jianming Han

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A Constitution of Our Own : The Constitutional Convention of 1872 and the Resurrection of Confederate West Virginia The Constitutional Convention of 1872 and the Resurrection of Confederate West Virginia, Richard Ogden Hartman

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Reading Matters : A Case Study of a Community Volunteer Tutoring Program, Leslie Clayberger Haynes

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The Effect of Student Satisfaction on Freshman Retention in Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Programs, Valerie W. Herzog

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A Seasonality Study of the West Virginia Stream Condition Index, Gene T. Hilton III

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The Assessment of Oral Reading Fluency: Concurrent Validity of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Literacy Skills and Screening To Enhance Equitable Placement Measures, Amie A. Honeman

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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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HK-2 cells as a human model of glucuronide transport, Eliza E. Robertson

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Prevalence of a looming maladaptive style as a cognitive vulnerability to anxiety in rural populations, Caleb P. Rose

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Altered phosphorylation of [Beta]-catenin in glucocorticoid treated 235-1 rat pituitary tumor cells, Susie K. Saunders

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

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Effects of Intervening Items on Self-Esteem Tests: A Study of Face Validity, Douglas Wayne Snuffer II

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

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The Impact of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) On Families: The Perceptions of Families with an ADHD Child, Patrick Whaley

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