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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The Interplay of Authorial Control and Readerly Judgments in Ian McEwan's Atonement, Marissa Danaé Nelson

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Text Complexity in Graded Readers: A Systemic Functional Look, Sally-Ann Newnham

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Solutions of Dynamic Equations on Time Scales with Jumps, Kayode Daniel Olumoyin

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Predicting anthropogenic streambed shifts in Beckley, West Virginia, modeled over 15 years using Landsat TM and DEMs, Andrew D. Reinhardt

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West Virginia School Psychologists' Role in Providing Mental Health Services in Schools, Cassandra K. Richardson

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A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures: A Systemic Functional and Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Intersemiotic Evaluation in University Science Textbooks, Leo William Roehrich

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Toxicological Effects of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticle Aggregates on Caenorhabditis elegans, Steven N. Rogers

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Imagery Rehearsal Therapy for Posttraumatic Nightmares: Symptom Severity and Control Appraisal Outcomes, Ashley Kay Rose

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Size and age variation of larval gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus in sympatry with salvelinus fontinalis, Aaron Jacob Semasko

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West Virginia School Psychologists' Roles in Contrast to the NASP Practice Model, Kimberly S. Sheltraw

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A contrastive systemic functional analysis of causality in Japanese and English academic articles, Masaki Shibata

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A Remote Sensing and GIS-based Wetland Analysis In Canaan Valley, West Virginia, Yisha Shi

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Effects of Partner Attachment Quality on PTSD Severity with Combat-Exposed Veterans, Robert Desmond Shura

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Traumatic Brain Injury: The Relationship of Psychosocial Variables and Location of Injury to Post-Injury Depression, Alicia L. Smith

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Examining the Influence of Mating Systems on Testes Size in Salamanders, Howard James Stanton II

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Role of iron in ethanol derived hepatic stress, Jesse A. Thornton

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Concurrent and Predictive Validity of the Behavior and Emotional Screening System, Amber Rae Wallbrown

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Examining Habitat Selection and Home Range Behavior at Multiple Scales in a Population of Eastern Box Turtles, (Terrapene c. carolina), With Notes on Demographic Changes After 17 Years, Brian Anthony Williamson

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The Politicization of Popular Culture: A Case Study in Reagan and Star Wars, Nathan A. Wingert

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Genetic Regulation of Mucoidy in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, T. Ryan Withers

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Assessing Stages of Team Development in a Summer Enrichment Program, Marcella Charlotte Wright

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A Study to Determine Whether a Relationship Exists Between Attending a Public, Two-year Community College in the United States with or without Campus Housing and the Retention of First-year Students, John F. Yaun

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Storm Chaser, Samir Ali Abdel-Aziz

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Methodological Orientations of Articles Appearing in Allied Health's Top Journals: Who Publishes What and Where, Pamela Lea McCloud Alderman

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A Case Study of Athletic Training Educators' Sports-Care Responsibilities, Service, and Professional Advancement in Athletic Training Education Programs, Rachael C. Alley

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Principals and Technology: A Case Study of the Use and Perceived Effectiveness of Technology to Communicate with Constituents, Bonnie Ann Allman

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West Virginian Dancers: The Creation and Development of the West Virginia Ballet Festival/West Virginia Dance Festival Community, Lauren Angel

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Diversity of the Ohio River Bacterial Communities Using Next-generation Sequencing Techniques, Emily Michele Anneken

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Emotional Intelligence and Team Cohesiveness, Myra M. Beam

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Climate influence on the health of an Appalachian City, Ryan Wade Becka

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Chronic Toxicity Testing In Mining Influenced Streams of West Virginia, Leah J. Bitzer

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The Effect of Auditory Call Playback on Anuran Detection and Capture Rates, Derek Adam Bozzell

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Evaluating the Current Status of Chestnut-Present Forest Systems: Integrating GigaPan as a Tool for Site Assessment, Charles Taylor Brewer

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Attendance Rates of Special Populations in One Rural County, Julie Bright

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American Well: A Viral Solution, Rebecca Browning, Rodrigo Camargo, Thaisa Camargo, Basma Memon, Gary Salyers, and Brent Spencer

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A Mechanistic Study of S-Adenosyl-L-methionine Protection Against Acetaminophen Hepatotoxicity, James Michael Brown

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Current Practices of Speech-Language Pathologists in Treating Presbyphonia, Erin Taylor Carey

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Risk Factors for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in the Adult Trauma Patient: A Retrospective Case-Control Study From a Level I Trauma Center, Summer L. Chapman

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A Study of Prior Learning Assessment in Degree Completion, Jean Marie Chappell

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A Local Radial Basis Function Method for the Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations, Maggie Elizabeth Chenoweth

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King's Daughters Medical Center: Taking Medicine Further: How a Local Health System Strives to Bring World Class Care to a Rural Community, Nga Thi Chu, Anthony Dotson, and Xiaofei Wang

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West Virginia Therapists' Knowledge of Tarasoff-related Court Cases, Bruce E. Clay

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It is Time to Talk About it: Designing a Health Communication Program for Eating Disorder Recovery in an Appalachian University, Erica Lynn Clites

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Visualization of the Passive Sink Phenomenon in Nonexercising Lower Extremity Muscle Using Two Sampling Sites: Consequences for Assessment and Training, Michelle Elyse Copolo

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Legislative Mandates Concerning Truancy Effects on Attendance Rates, Felicia Corley

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Female Workplace Self-Help Books: Guiding Women to Become Leaders, Cassandra Lee Craft

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Parental Involvement and Level of Parent Satisfaction in a Summer Enrichment Program, Leslie Rae Danner

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Silence and Self-Making: Black Lung Rhetoric and the Ken Hechler Letters, Jennifer De Pompei

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Nuclear Receptor Expression and Characterization of the Major Retinoic Acid Target Gene in Melanoma, Linda L. Eastham

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P-T Conditions of Selected Samples Across the Blue Ridge Province, Breana A. Felix

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Assessing the Presence and Use of Nonverbal Communication in Primary Reading Instruction, Amelia C. Ferrell

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Factors that Motivate Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists to Practice Independently in the Appalachian Region, Michael Lee Frame Jr.

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Trait and Situational Variables Affecting Communication Channel Preferences in College Students, Britt Alan Frye

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Bank of America: Is Bigger Always Better?, Marty Gillenwater

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Freshwater Mussel Populations of the Monongahela River, PA and Evaluation of the ORSANCO Copper Pole Substrate Sampling Technique Using G.I.S. Interpolation with Geometric Means, Jonathan Hart

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The Economics of Perception: Potential Effect Regarding Institutional Uses of Recovered Facilities and Administrative Costs Upon a Faculty Member's Decision to Engage in Sponsored Research Activity, Anne Elizabeth Hatfield

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Containing the Beat: An Analysis of the Press Coverage of the Beat Generation During the 1950s, Anna Lou Jessmer

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The Innovative Success that is Apple, Inc., Katherine Johnson, Yang Li, Hang Phan, Jason Singer, and Hoang Trinh

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Logogenesis and Appraisal: A Systemic Functional Analysis of English and Japanese Language Arts Textbooks, Shinji Kawamitsu

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The Use of Cerium Oxide and Curcumin Nanoparticles as Therapeutic Agents for the Treatment of Ventricular Hypertrophy Following Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Madhukar Babu Kolli

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Dynamicity of Motivational Change in Learning Japanese as a Foreign Language, Ayaka Komori

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Revisiting the Ecological Status of the Cheat Mountain Salamander (Plethodon nettingi) After 32 Years, Whitney A. Kroschel

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A Descriptive Study of Response to Intervention (RTI) Implementation at the Elementary Level in West Virginia, Sarah L. Lee

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The Role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor at the Blood-Brain Barrier in Diabetes, Aileen J. Marcelo

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Literacy, Discourse, and Identity: The Working-Class Appalachian Woman Academic, Sarah Marie McConnell

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Conservative Media and Political Socialization: Immigration, Gay Marriage, and Abortion as Presented by Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and CNN, Jeff McKay

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The Quotient of the beta-Weibull Distribution, Nonhle Channon Mdziniso

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Intensive Mental Health Intervention and Incidence of Discipline, Andrea Mulcay

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Evaluation of the Role of Oxidative Stress, Inflammation and Apoptosis in the Pulmonary and the Hepatic Toxicity Induced by Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Following Intratracheal Instillation in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats, Siva Krishna Nalabotu

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Toxicological Assessment of Intra‐tracheal Instilled Nanoceria on Kidneys of Sprague‐Dawley Rats, Geeta Nandyala

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Bursicon, Metamorphosis and Development of Resilin in the Fruit Fly, David Paul Anthony Neff

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The Role of PTIP in Breast Cancer, Lina Niu

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The Detection of Forest Structures in the Monongahela National Forest Using LiDAR, Dominique Norman

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A Study of West Virginia Elementary Special Education Teachers' Roles, Responsibilities, and Practices within a Multitiered Instructional Support System: Implications for Policy and Practice, Linda M. Palenchar

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A Descriptive Study of Multicultural Sensitivity at Two Rural Higher Education Institution Settings through a Survey of those Institutions' Faculty, Sumeeta Patnaik

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Rights, Principles, and Data Use: An Investigation of User Knowledge and Opinion of Facebook's Legal Contract, Nikolas D. Payne

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Creating Pathways for Low-Skill Adults: Lessons for Community and Technical Colleges from a Statewide Longitudinal Study, Carol A. Perry

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A Feminist Critique of Beowulf: Women as Peace-Weavers and Goaders in Beowulf's Courts, Charles Phipps

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Best Instructional Practices in Developmental Education: Faculty Perspectives, Calisa A. Pierce

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An Examination of Star Players' Effects on the Branding Process of Professional Sports Teams, Nathan David Pifer

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Measuring Team Collaboration in the Marshall University Summer Enrichment Program, Marian Pyles

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Incorporation of the Actin-Myosin Biomolecular Motor System into a Microfluidic Device, Rebecca Marie Ragland

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Methodological Orientation of Research Articles Appearing in Higher Education Journals, Sherri E. Ritter

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Covert Behaviors Occurring in Childhood and Adolescence: Predictors of Adult Sexual Orientation and Sexual Identity, Shelia Ramona Robinett

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After a Funeral, Before a Test; and Other Stories, David Stewart Robinson

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Systemic Functional Linguistic Discourse Features in the Personal Essay, Anna Jones Rollins

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On the Logic of Reverse Mathematics, Alaeddine Saadaoui

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Parent Expectations Linked to Parent Satisfaction in a Summer Enrichment Program Evaluation, Laura E. Saltsman

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Lessons from Libya: A Situational Approach to the Generic Criticism of President Obama's March 28, 2011 Address to the Nation on Libya, Amy L. Schumacher

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Examining Social Anxiety and Depression Among Excessive Online Gamers, Nathan Sharer

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Redox Regulation of Differentiation in Neuroblastoma, Anne Marie Silvis

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An Analysis of Institutional Policies and Practices Critical for Effective Leadership in Developmental Education Programs, Carolyn Gaughan Sizemore

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Fueling Sport Performance: Increasing Awareness in Female Collegiate Vegetarian Athletes, Rachael Irene Marie Sofie

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They Call Me Crazy: Factors to Conspiratorial Participation, Rachel Sparkman

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Mothers at Work: Reconstruction and Deconstruction of Patriarchy in Gone with the Wind, Catherine Willa Staley

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The Effect of an Elastic Eccentric Extensor Mechanism on Hamstring Function, Anna Elizabeth Sutton

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The Status and Distribution of Invasive Crayfishes and Their Effects on Native Crayfish Communities in West Virginia, Casey David Swecker

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Attachment Patterns and the Development of Depression: Path Analysis of Avoidant and Ambivalent Models, Jessica Lynn Taylor

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The Impact of Social Networking Sites on College Students' Consumption Patterns, Whitney Sue Thoene

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"Semiotics of the Cloth": Reading Medieval Norse Textile Traditions, Kristen Marie Tibbs