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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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I wish school was like this: one teacher's journey towards creating a student-led learning space, Angela Dawn Abbott

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Role of cytochrome P450 2B6 polymorphisms in unexpected methadone death, Taha Ahmad

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Performing Arts and Performance Anxiety, Jacklyn Sue Bascomb

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Synthesis of 1,3-DI(4-Pyridinyl)Acetone, Zachary Tyler Boggs

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Effects of Professional Learning Communities on Instructional Revisions in Secondary Mathematics Classrooms, John Kenneth Bond

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The effect of moderate alcohol consumption on sodium-dependent nutrient co-transport in intestinal epithelial cells in vitro and in vivo, Molly Rae Butts

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Collectivism in central Appalachia: Educational and career implications, Heidi Leigh Creamer

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The Perceptions and Effects of Schools' Names on Black Professional Educators and Their Students, Gregg Suzanne Ferguson

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Potential Applications of Capsaicinoids in Small Cell Lung Cancer Therapy, Jamie Rae Friedman

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The Effectiveness of Nutrition Education: Comparing Registered Dietitian Educators with Dietetic Interns, Amy Gannon

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The Effect of Serratus Anterior Fatigue on Scapular Kinematics, Nathan Curtis Harrison

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Maneuvering Past Meaning: Queering Language through Trans-Poetics, Brooke Ingram

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Trauma Sensitive Schools and the Psychoeducational Evaluation, Barbara Jordan

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Universal Quantum Computation, Junya Kasahara

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Identifying C-mannosylatedproteins in RAW264.7 cells via in vitro HSC70 Co-immunoprecipitation strategies, Nicholas Ryan Kegley

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Staying informed: superintendents and their experience with evidence-based research in the West Virginia public school system, Gabriel Dwayne King

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Description and histology of a small-bodied elasmosaur and discription of mortuneria seyemourensis postcranium, Elizabeth Lester

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Measurement precision and reliability of supraspinatus tendon strain using speckle track analysis of ultrasound images, Gregory Alan McClanahan

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An Assessment of the Perceptions of School Professionals Regarding Prenatal Substance Exposure, Aliyah Vicia Mickey

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Be a Man: Childhood, Masculinity, Mental Hygiene, and the Asylum in the 1950's, Emily Lonna Miller

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Civil neighbors to violent foes: guerrilla warfare in western Virginia during the Civil War, Lauren Michelle Milton

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The relationship between angular momentum of the lower trunk and shoulder joint forces in overarm throwing athletes, Kevin Moore

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Regulation of Na-K-ATPase by arachidonic acid metabolites in intestinal epithelial cells, Niraj Nepa

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Interplay between genetic predisposition and diet in advancing obesity and type 2 Diabetes in the Tallyho mouse, Jacaline Parkman

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Assessment of live load distribution characteristics of press-brake-formed tub girder superstructures, Guilherme Petty

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Organizing 6, 5-Carbon nanotubes on DNA origami arrays, Kathryn A. Pitton

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NaKtide Targeted to Adipocytes Ameliorates Western Diet Induced Obesity, Rebecca D. Pratt

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Exploration of growth mindset application in communication sciences and disorders, Kelly Jean Rutherford

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Characterizing the effects of environmental stressors on the photosynthetic capacity of Chlorella vulgaris, Amanda Louise Smythers

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Mechanistic Study of Diatrizoic Acid Induced Proximal Tubule Cytotoxicity, Dakota Blake Ward

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Bettie Looks Back: Gaze, Autonomy, and Power in Pin-Up, Bethany Woods

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Tailoring higher education instruction for students with ASD to transition to employment : employer perspectives, Hillary M. Adams

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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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Preference Probability Based on Ranks - A New Approach Using Logistic Regression with Zero Intercept, Oluwagbenga David Agboola

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Southern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger niger) translocation, occupancy, and foraging behaviors, Katelyn Marie Amspacher

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Influence of developmental stage, habitat, and captivity on thecutaneous bacterial communities of Eastern Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus Alleganiensis Alleganiensis) in West Virginia, Rachel Fern Arrick

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Preparedness of School Psychologists to Provide Services for Students Diagnosed with Cancer, Lauren McKenzie Blevins

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

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Literacy leaders : An analysis of West Virginia secondary school principals' self-reported literacy leaderships perceptions and practices, Stephanie Adria Burdette

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The Relationship Between Religiosity and Mental Illness Stigma in the Abrahamic Religions, Emma C. Bushong

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A Novel IEEE 802.11 Power Save Mechanism for Energy Harvesting Motivated Networks, Yigitcan Celik

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Exploring Residence Life Needs of College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Their Transition to College, Jaclyn Clark

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Some-ness in No-When: Queer Temporalities in the Horror Genre, Melody Hope Cooper

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Musical Expression and Spanish Nationalism in Selected Works of Tomás Bretón, Brent Matthew Darnold

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mLearning Device Usage and Self Efficacy By Higher Education Faculty for Professional Activities: A Case Study, Elbert Davis

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An Analysis of Personality on Legal Substance and Behavioral Addictions, Elise Stephanie Edwards

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Perceptions of the Importance and Integration of High-Impact Practices in Traditional Versus Online Learning, Melissa Martin Farrish

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Underrepresenting Disproportionality : An Interdisciplinary Bibliographic Content Analysis, Stacy B. Fooce

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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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Curriculum Change in Undergraduate Strategic Communications Programs: How Strategic Communications Programs are Adapting to 21st Century Media, Allyson B. Goodman

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Impact of Educator Preparation Routes and Teacher Characteristics on Student Academic Achievement, Robert Hagerman

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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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Student attributes related to dual enrollment baccalaureate degree outcomes in a rural state, Charles Scott Inghram

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The effect of athlete celebrity endorsement on attitude toward brand and purchase intention, Yunheui Jeon

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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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Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) telemetry techniques and translocation, Michael Thomas Jungen

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Freshwater Mussels of the Greenup Navigational Pool, Ohio River, with a Comparison to Fish Host Communities, Mitchell David Kriege

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Principal Perceptions of the Effectiveness of WVBE Policy 5800: Standards of Professional Practice for West Virginia Superintendents, Principals and Teacher Leaders, Allen Ray Laugh Jr.

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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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Role of N-acetyl-seryl-aspartyl-lysyl-proline (Ac-SDKP) and renal hemodynamics on obesity related renal damage, Mani Maheshwari

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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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An Extension of the Jeu de Taquin, Joanna McKinney

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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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Are Higher Education Institutions Addressing the Employment Needs of Clinical Laboratories in Rural Areas?, Pamela Dawn Meadows

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Weathered Mountains: A Qualitative Study of West Virginia Women and their Perceptions of Strength, Land, and Womanhood, Danielle Renee Mullins

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

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A systemic functional analysis of TOEFL sample writings, Yuki Nakamura

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Thumb Sticks and Hand Grenades : An Analysis of War and Perspectives in Video Games, Jonathan Ked Nance

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Relationship between the WJ-IV ACH reading tests and the GORT-5, Emily D. Nestor

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Effect of Empagliflozin on insulin sensitivity in the lean and obese Zucker rat: a model of metabolic syndrome, Veda Gayatri Sushma Penta

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Effective iPad Instruction: A Qualitative Study Comparing Classroom Practices to the Technology Integration Matrix, Bridget Phillips

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Exploring the Regulatory Mechanism of the Notch Ligand Receptor Jagged1 Via the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor in Breast Cancer, Sean Alan Piwarski

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A Characterization of West Virginia Coyotes (Canis Latrans) Utilizing Skull Morphology, Katharina E. Scholer

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The Truth About Literature: An Examination of Emotion and Ethics Across Genre, Christian Alexander Simms

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Amphibians Among Road-Rut Pools in West Virginia, Abby L. Sinclair

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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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Modeling Chlorophyll Concentrations on the Ohio River using Remotely Sensed Data, Thaddaeus Stephen Tuggle

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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

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Exploring the Perspectives and Experiences of Physicians in WV who Prescribe Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to Patients with Opioid use Disorder (OUD), Kimberly Ann White

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An investigation of the relationship between selected superintendent attributes and instructional leadership practices, Leatha G. Williams

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Using Environmental DNA and Occupancy Modeling to Examine Drivers of Eastern Hellbender Extirpation and Sampling Method Efficiency in West Virginia, Sean Michael Wineland

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Teachers' practices and perceptions concerning the implementation of inquiry-based instruction in middle school science, Jill E. Wood

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Smartphone-Based Self Rescue System for Disaster Rescue, Xitong Zhou

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