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Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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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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Hit the Ground Running: A Novella and Other Stories, Lisa Robinson

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An assessment of the fundamental differences between mainstream and independent media : a content analysis of the print media, Chadford D. Roush

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Witchcraft, communism and social control, Kristi B. Salmons

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Gender Bias Among Mental Health Professionals, Joan B. Schroering

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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 between amount of television viewing time and attentional abilities, Gwendolyn Lawrence Smith

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ANALYSIS OF LOCUS OF CONTROL AND EDUCATIONAL LEVEL UTILIZING THE INTERNAL CONTROL INDEX, Valerie L. Smith

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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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Chasing Demons: Female Villains and Narrative Strategy in Victorian Sensation Fiction, Heather Sowards

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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

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Dancing with the Bag Lady, Mora Lee Finnerty

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Status of the Small-mouthed Salamander, Ambystoma texanum (Mathes) in West Virginia, Robert Fiorentino

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Actin and Myosin Remodeling in the A7r5 Smooth Muscle Cell, Michael E. Fultz

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The Relationship Between Education and Police Stress: Bachelor's Degree Versus High School, Cathy S. Gatson

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Molecular Systematics of Rhinichthys bowersi and its Taxonomic Status, Gilbert Wesley Gladwell II

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West Virginia Registered Dietitians' Knowledge and Attitudes of Diabetes Care, Marie R. Gravely

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Effects of Developmental Activities on Streamside Salamander Communities in Boone County, West Virginia, Mindy S. Hamilton

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Studies of PPI Dendrimers: Structures, Properties, and Potential Applications, Dian He

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Medicalized Childbirth in the United States: Origins, Outcomes, and Opposition, Martelia L. Henson

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Symbolism and Ritual as used by the National Socialists, Stephanie M. Holcomb

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Detecting a Male's Attitudinal Change During the Course of a Partner's Pregnancy Using the Index of Marital Satisfaction, Melanie Ann Hummel

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Gravistimulation of Pisum Sativum and Expression of the Cell Membrane Expansin Proteins, Sherrine A. Ibrahim

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Determining the Genetic Distances between sub-populations of Aneides aeneus in the Westvāco Wildlife and Ecological Research Forest, Andrew Nicholas Johnson

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Emily Greene Balch: Crusader For Peace and Justice, Tara S. Lambert

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PKCα Translocation and Actin Remodeling in Contracting A7r5 Smooth Muscle Cells, Chenwei Li

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The Use of Aesthetics in a Comprehensive Art Curriculum, Michelle Lynn Loudermilk

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Attachment and Memory : Does Attachment Experience Influence Eyewitness Testimony?, Fani Lougklou

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An Evaluation of Germ City : Finding A Suitable Design, Suzanne Cherie Lusher

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Average Beverage Intake and Average BMI in 2-5 Year Old WIC Children, Jenna Lynn Matthews

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A Mechanistic Study of Myoglobin Nephrotoxicity, Jennifer L. Minigh

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Comparison of Domestic Violence Outcomes Among Emergency Department Nurses, Pamela S. Neal

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Gender Differences in Gross and Fine Motor Abilities in Preschool Aged Children in West Virginia, Kelly R. Pennington

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Pyridoimidazolium Cationic Dyes: Theory, Synthesis, and Sub-cellular Localization, Robert William Rambacher

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The Relationship Between Leadership Styles of Nurse Managers and Staff Nurse Job Satisfaction in Hospital Settings, Jan Warner Ramey