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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Mitochondrial Aspects of Neuronal Pathology in Triple-Transgenic Alzheimer’s Disease Mice, John Zachary Cavendish

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Observational Measurement of Attachment in Toddlers with Disruptive Behavior Using the Strange Situation Procedure and Attachment Q-Set, Corey C. Lieneman

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Financial Literacy, Experience, and Age Differences in Monetary Sequence Preferences, Jenna M. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Process Based Analysis Of Fluvial Stratigraphic Record: Middle Pennsylvanian Allegheny Formation, North-Central WV, Oluwasegun O. Abatan

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Fully Compressible Hydrodynamic Simulation of Non-Equidiffusive Premixed Flames Propagation in Channels, Olatunde A. Abidakun

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Developing a Marginalized and Segregated Community: Case Study of a West Virginia Neighborhood, Christopher Belkon Agba

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Implications of Variability of Electromyographic Measurements for Assessing Localized Muscle Fatigue, Hamad Nasser Alasim

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Genetic Algorithms used for Search and Rescue of Vulnerable People in an Urban Setting, Shuhad Aljandeel

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Dynamic Study of Mo/ZSM-5 Catalyst for CH4 Dehydroadomation, Hadi Yahya Almusawa

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Three Essays on Energy Markets, Sultan Alturki

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Hard Work Beats Talent, Unless Talent Works Hard: Exploring the Relationship Between Self-Efficacy and Sales Performance, Mohammad Sakif Amin

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Measured and Modeled Performance of a Spring Dominant Free Piston Engine Generator, Ramanjaneya Mehar Baba Bade

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Study on The Thermal Properties of Concrete Containing Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag, Fly Ash and Steel Reinforcement, Bekir Erdem Bas

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Time-Dependent Reliability Framework for Durability Design of FRP Composites, Rajneesh Kumar Bharil

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Toward an Understanding of the Professional Work of NCAA Division I Soccer Coaches, Lynda Ellen Bowers

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Examining the Use of mHealth Technology for Weight Management: A Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trial in Family Medicine, Laurel A. Brabson M.S.

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A Flight Sensory-Motor to Olfactory Histamine Circuit Mediates Olfactory Processing of Ecologically and Behaviorally Natural Stimuli, Samual P. Bradley

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Control of charged particle dynamics and electron power absorption dynamics utilizing voltage waveform tailoring in capacitively driven radio-frequency plasmas, Steven W. Brandt

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The Costume Design Process for The Phantom Tollbooth, Chloe Elizabeth Cappuccilli

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Black Walnuts and Other Stories, Jordan MacKenzie Carter

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Leaf angle and leaf stomata responses to experimental drought in Quercus velutina and Acer saccharum, Brittany Nichole Casey

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A Survey of Selected Classical Chinese Art Songs for Solo Voice and Piano from 1920 to 1950, Tingting Chang

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The Civil War in Indian Territory, 1861-1865, Zachery Cowsert

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Elucidating the Properties and Mechanism for Cellulose Dissolution in Tetrabutylphosphonium-Based Ionic Liquids using High Concentrations of Water, Brad Crawford

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Nutrient Cycling-Tree Species Relationships in Appalachian Forests, Philip Michael Crim

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Dreams of Industrial Utopias: Leading Manufacturers of the Deep South and their Mill Towns during the Civil War Era, Francis Michael Curran

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Changing Dynamics of Opioid Overdoses in West Virginia and Impact of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder and Recurrence of Overdose on Reducing Mortality among West Virginia Medicaid Beneficiaries, Zheng Dai

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Structural Characterization of Emerging Synthetic Drugs, Jay Tyler Davidson

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It Feels Like This: A Memoir, Anna K. Davis-Abel

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Predictors of Self-Control During Emerging Adulthood: The Roles of Implicit Beliefs and Early Risk, Katy L. DeLong

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Role of ciliary proteins ADP Ribosylation Factor Like GTPase 13B (ARL13B) and Bardet-Biedl Syndrome-8 (BBS8) in photoreceptor outer segment morphogenesis, maintenance, and viability, Tanya L. Dilan

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Becoming the Lion's Historian, Khadija-Awa Diop

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Exploring the Challenges of Social Integration within an Upper-Level Public Relations Classroom, Tabitha Hayley Dyer

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Relating Sonic Velocities, Minimum Horizontal Stress, and Natural Fracture Distribution to Stimulation Efficiency during Completion of the Marcellus Shale MIP-3H Unconventional Well, West Virginia, USA, Kaitlin Gayle Evans

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Will Pitch Velocity Remain Consistent Throughout a Competitive Baseball Season Following Blood Flow Restriction: an Observational Study, Mackenzie Marie Evans

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The Visual and Spectrophotometric Effect of External Bleaching on OMNiCHROMA Resin Composite and Natural Teeth, Michael Brian Evans

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Creating positive, negative, and neutral primes and testing their impact on scrupulosity relevant tasks and symptoms, Kelsey Jean Evey

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Modeling of Rotary Packed Beds for Reactive and Non-Reactive Systems, Chinyere Evangeline Ezeobinwune

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A Phenomenological Photovoice Exploration of Female Exercisers’ Experiences of their Body in Fitness Center Environments, Katherine E. Fairhurst

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Collaborative Entrepreneurship and Building Small Business Communities in The Nigerian Fashion Design Industry, Damilola T. Fasinu

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Three Essays in Public Economics, Perry Ferrell

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Evaluation of the Impact of an Educational Intervention Focused on Adolescent Vaping Among Rural Middle School Students, Holly F. Fitzwater

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Galvanizing Germantown: The Politicization of Louisville's German Community, 1848-1855, Ann Kathryn Fleming

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Estimating the Age of a Bloodstain Using Mitochondrial rRNA, Jordan R. Flesher

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The Effects of Acute Photobiomodulation on Anaerobic Exercise Performance, Jillian Danielle Forsey

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We All Run in Circles: Essays on Belonging, David Joel Frame

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Inside the Dollhouse, Amanda Marie Gaines

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Identifying Structure in Introductory Topology: Diagrams, Examples, and Gestures, Keith N. Gallagher

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Paper-Based Point-of-Care Tools for Blood Testing, Xuefei Gao

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Evaluating the Polishing of Skid Aggregates in Asphalt using the British Pendulum Tester, Allison Nicole Givens

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Searches for Fast Radio Bursts, Golnoosh Golpayegani

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Synthesis of Graphene Using Plasma Etching and Atmospheric Pressure Annealing: Process and Sensor Development, Andrew Robert Graves

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A Multifaceted Performance Model for the Multiple Percussion Performance Practice: Performance Analysis of Select Works toward Developing a Graduate Curriculum, Mitchell Joseph Greco

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Validation of Fast Spectrochemical Screening Methods for the Identification of Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Packaging, Emily Ann Haase

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The Role of Flavors in Electronic Cigarette Abuse Liability in Tobacco-Naïve Young Adults, Ilana Haliwa

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Disturbance Related to Unconventional Oil and Gas Development in the Appalachian Basin, Kevin Jordan Harris

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Struggle for Sovereignty: An African-American Colonization Attempt and Delicate Independence in Mid-Nineteenth Century Central America, Matthew D. Harris

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An Examination of the Impacts of the WVU Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP), Mostafa Hashemi

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Regional Variation on Loanword Adaptation in Japanese, Yuki Hattori

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Aeroelasticity of Composite Plate Wings using HSDT and Higher-Order FEM, Justin A. Haught

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The morphological, physiological, and genetic underpinnings of intraspecific salinity tolerance in Sorghum bicolor, Ashley N. Henderson

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Recalling the Georgic: Land, Labor, and Literature in American Ecological Consciousness, Sam Horrocks

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Procedure for Asphalt Mixture Friction Evaluation for WVDOH, Danielle Marie Hoyer

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Knowledge of Content for Clinical Nursing Educators: An Ethnographic Investigation of Clinical Experts Who Transition to the Role of Novice Clinical Nursing Educator, Stacy Wheat Huber

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Making Implementation Last: Understanding the Sustainability of an Evidence-based Treatment, Carrie Beth Jackson

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Rational drilling control parameters to reduce respirable dust during roof bolting operations, Hua Jiang

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On Body Mass Index Analysis from Human Visual Appearance, Min Jiang

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Comparative Study of the Fife and Drum Blues Traditions of Othar Turner and the Preservation, Development, and Innovation of Sharde Thomas and the Rising Stars Fife and Drum Band, Donnie Ryan Jobe

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Essays on Employment Growth, Wage Discrimination, and Marijuana Legalization, Candon Johnson

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The Energy Efficiency and Living Comfort of a Stabilized Rammed Earth Dwelling in Comparison with a Traditional Stud Frame Building, David C. Johnson III

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Effects of Commission Errors during Noncontingent Reinforcement, Stephanie Hope Jones

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Exploring Aspects of Science Literacy Demonstrated by Early Undergraduate STEM Majors through a Manuscript-Style Writing Assignment, Samantha Lynn Jusino

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Association of Diet Quality with Fall Risk among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in a Fall-Prevention Program, Jae Hyun Kim

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Bullets, Breeding, and Biodiversity: An analysis of trophy hunting in South Africa's green wildlife economy, Dave E. Knieter

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Numerical Analysis and Gravity, Tyler D. Knowles

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Injury-related infant mortality in West Virginia, 2010-2014, Wilson A. Koech

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Utilization of a Numerical Reservoir Simulation with Water and Gas Injection for Verification of Top Down Modeling, Ashley Konya

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Accuracy of BLX and BLT guided implants in the edentulous maxilla: an in vivo study, Benjamin Andrew Kordusky

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The Effects of Instructor Self-Disclosure on Students’ Cognitive Learning: A Live Lecture Experiment, Stephen Michael Kromka

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Evaluating Inorganic Feed Phosphate Type and Further Potential of Phytase Supplementation using a Commercial Broiler Model, Angela Elsie Lamp

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Clear Aligner Therapy vs. Traditional Brackets on Smile Arc, Sarah Elizabeth LaRue

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Fast Decision-making under Time and Resource Constraints, Kyle Gabriel Lassak

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Effect of sire breed on grass-based lamb production, Camren L. Maierle

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Monotonic Response of RC Exterior Beam-Column Joints Reinforced with Filler-Modules and FRP Composite Wraps/Gussets, Praveen Kumar Reddy Majjigapu

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On-Site Measurement of the Water-Cementitious Ratio and Heat of Hydration of Delivered Concrete, Seyednavid Mardmomen

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Top-Down Model Development Using Data Generated from a Complex Numerical Reservoir Simulation with Water Injection, Yvon Andrea Martinez

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Tree growth and water use efficiency during the twentieth century: from global trends to local drivers, Justin Michael Mathias

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Respectable Women, Ambitious Men: Gender and Family Networks in Victorian Sheffield, Autumn Mayle

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Accumulation, Erin McCarty

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Seasons Past: Wildcat Strikes and the Smith-Connally Act During World War II, Andrew Robert McCloskey

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When We Go Back Forward, Luke Daniel McDermott

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Storyland, Andy McIntyre

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Integrating Care: Evaluation of a Hepatitis C Clinic Co-located with Harm Reduction and Addiction Treatment Programs in a Rural Clinic, Susan Ruth McKenrick

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Deep Learning Based Face Detection and Recognition in MWIR and Visible Bands, Suha Reddy Mokalla

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Confirmation of TDM Capabilities in Modeling Compartmentalized WAG EOR, Anthony William Morrow

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Effects of Appalachian Culture and Pregnancy Status on Pain-Related Fear, Cecelia Irene Nelson

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The Effect of Newspaper Closure on Local Media Ecology, Cody David Nespor

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Navigation under Obstacle Motion Uncertainty using Markov Decision Processes, Jennifer Quyen Nguyen

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The 2014 West Virginia Elk River Chemical Leak: A Case Study of Respiratory Health Disparities and Drinking Water Contamination, Maya Nye

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Gendered Access to Wetland Gardens (Dimba) in Northern Malawi, Rhoda Nyirenda