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Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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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

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A survey of neonatal suction techniques performed by registered nurses, Craig H. Register

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An Investigation of the Interest for a Nurse Re-entry Program in Southeastern Ohio, Marsha K. Rodgers

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Attitudinal and Behavioral Changes Demonstrated by Expectant Fathers As Measured by the Index of Self Esteem, Terry G. Savage

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This One's for the Children : Collaborative Leadership in a Rural Appalachian Community, Jennifer J. Scharf

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Perceptions of Job Satisfaction in an ICF/MR Environment, Jeffrey Shrewsbury

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Characterization of host-bacteria interactions contributing to group B streptococcus colonization, Jennifer Marie Smith

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Comparisons in morphology, reproductive status, and feeding ecology of plethodon cinereus at high and low elevations in West Virginia, Mizuki Takahashi

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Comparisons in Morphology, Reproductive Status, and Feeding Ecology of Plethodon Cinereus at High and Low Elevations in West Virginia, Mizuki Takahashi

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Non-Physical Abuse Behavioral Changes in First Time Expectant Fathers, Sheila Tarr-Stiglich

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Phylogenetic Structure of Two Central Mexican Centruroides Species Complexes, William Ian Towler

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Cultural Awareness Sensitivity Training, William L. Underwood

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Evaluation of the School Psychology Program At Marshall University Graduate College, Mary L. Winters

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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The Relationship Between Parent Education and Their Child’s Academic Readiness, S. Noelle Barton

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The Relationship Between Receptive Vocabulary and Letter Recognition, James Bennett

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The Relationship Between Parental Income and a Child's School Readiness Standard Composite Score as Measured by the Bracken Basic Concept Scale-Revised, Joy L. Black

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The Relationship Between Social Skills and Language Acquisition in West Virginia, Stephanie Angel Childers

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An Analysis of the Methods Utilized in Business and Industrial Organizations by West Virginia Training Professionals to Identify Organizational Training Needs and Evaluate Training Effectiveness, Jody L. Christian

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The Effect of Space and Furnishings on Academic Readiness Scores of West Virginia Preschoolers, J. Elise Coccari

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A Natural History Study of Desmognathus welteri in West Virginia, Zachary Ira Felix

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The Language of Art: A Conversation Between Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, Marisa Jones Hooser

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A Matter of Respect: The Mother-Home Visitor Relationship in the Healthy Families America Program, Sarah Mullins

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The Relationship Between Attention and Memory and School Readiness in West Virginia Preschoolers, Brenda Carol Parker

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The Relationship Between Attention and Memory and School Readiness in West Virginia Preschoolers, Brenda Carol Parker

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The Relationship Between Receptive Language Skills and School Readiness, Patricia Slack Hines

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO AND ACADEMIC READINESS IN WEST VIRGINIA PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS, Michael A. Smith

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Distribution, Morphometries, and Tooth Morphology of the Genus Desmognathus in West Virginia, Jessica Ann Wooten