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

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Propagation and Morphology of Premixed Flames in Obstructed Channels under Atmospheric and Supercritical Conditions, ABDULAFEEZ AKINOLA ADEBIYI

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An Empirical Analysis of an Algorithm for the Budgeted Maximum Vertex Cover Problem in Trees, Mujidat Abisola Adeyemo

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Provider-Patient Communication and Transition Readiness Among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes, Corrine N. Ahrabi-Nejad

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UTILIZING LIPID BIOMARKERS TO UNDERSTAND THE MICROBIAL COMMUNITY STRUCTURE OF DEEP SUBSURFACE BLACK SHALE FORMATIONS, Rawlings Akondi

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Training Friends and Overseas Relief: The Friends Ambulance Unit and the Friends Relief Service, 1939 to 1948, Nerissa Kalee Aksamit

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Roses & Thorns, Stephanie Alaniz

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Employment, Daniel Abdul-Latif Al-Daqa

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Aptamer Functionalized Zinc Oxide Field Effect Transistors For Odor Detection, Michael D. Aldridge

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Impact of Implementing a Dedicated Outdoor Air System in Parallel with a Multi-Zone Variable-Air Volume System on Energy Consumption, Thermal Comfort, and Life Cycle Cost, Khaled Alghamdi

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CONFIRMATION OF DATA-DRIVEN RESERVOIR MODELING USING NUMERICAL RESERVOIR SIMULATION, Al Hasan Mohamed Al Haifi

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Evaluating Post-Fire Plantation Restoration in a Mixed Conifer Forest in the Sierra Nevada, Iris C. Allen

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Amazon Nights II: Electric Boogaloo-Neural Adaptations for Communication in Three Species of Weakly Electric FIsh, Kathryne M. Allen

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Immunity-Based Framework for Autonomous Flight in GPS-Challenged Environment, Mohanad Al Nuaimi

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Design of Geothermal District Heating and Cooling System for the West Virginia University, OLUWASOGO BOLAJI ALONGE

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The Impact of Permeability Heterogeneity on Liquid Recovery from Gas Condensate Reservoir, Bashayer Alsanea

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Impact on the Pharyngeal Airway Space after Maxillomandibular Advancement Procedure for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients, Ghaddy AlSaty

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Analysis of the Integration of DFM Techniques and Effective Machining Parameter Selection in Metal Parts Manufacturing, Omar Ahmed Al-Shebeeb

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Distinguishing Beliefs about Social Inequality: Associations among Dimensions of Critical Consciousness, Lauren M. Alvis

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Three Essays on Water Economics, Fahad Alzahrani

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Scheduling for Cooperative Energy Harvesting Sensor Networks, Ahmed Ammar

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ANALYSIS OF UNCONVENTIONAL OIL AND GAS IMPACTS ON DOWNSTREAM FISH ASSEMBLAGES AND PHYSIOLOGICAL STRESS, Joshua Noah Ankeny

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The effect of resident attitudes, social capital, and stakeholder engagement on rural tourism development in West Virginia., Doug Arbogast

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Optimizing the Production and Injection Wells Flow Rates in Geothermal Field Using Artificial Intelligence, MUHAMMET SALIH ARITURK

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Contemporary Music Notation for the Flute: A Unified Guide to Notational Symbols for Composers and Performers, Ms. Eftihia Victoria Arkoudis

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New Method of Manufacturing Carbon Foam, Matthew D. Artimez

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Core Curriculum for Orchestra, Andrew Thomas Aycoth

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Evaluating the Effects of Exogenous Enzyme Supplementation on Broiler Growth, Victoria E. Ayres

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Political Trust in Kosovo: Exploring Cultural and Institutional Dynamics, Ermira Babamusta

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Mechanism Study of Shale Gas Conversion via Chemical Looping and Heterocatalytic Processes, Lei Bai

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From Segregation to Integration: A History of African-American Education in West Virginia, 1862-1971, Tamara Denmark Bailey

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Choose Your Own Lecture: Students’ Motivational Resources as a Consequence of Autonomy-Supportive Instruction, James P. Baker

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COMPARISON OF DRAG AREA ESTIMATION USING NATURAL COAST DOWN AND CONSTANT SPEED TEST METHODS, Cem Baki Mr

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Using lidar to approximate keystone structure and evaluate management practices in potential habitats of the endangered Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis), Brandyn Balch

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Investigation of bovine conceptus galectins and the effect of bovine conceptus secretory proteins on the endometrial epithelial transcriptome, Heather Lynn Baldwin

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THE /h/ PHENOMENON: OVERGENERALISED OR CONFUSED? THE NIGERIAN YORUBA-ENGLISH SPEAKERS AS A CASE STUDY, Oluwabukola Omolara Bamidele

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Short Beam Shear Strength Evaluations of GFRP Composites: Correlations Through Accelerated and Natural Aging, William Todd Barker

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Boundaries and Policing: Space, Jurisdictions, and Roles in the Collection of Official Crime Data, Cynthia Suzanne Barnett-Ryan

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Regulation of the long non-coding RNA FAM83H-AS1 by human papillomavirus in cervical cancer, Jamie Ann Barr Ph.D.

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Immunomagnetic Beads Coupled with Anti-PH-20 Antibodies to Isolate Sperm from DNA Mixtures for Sexual Assault Kit Application, Kayla Becks

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Homeland and ethnic news consumption among Ghanaians in the Washington Metropolitan Area, Kwabena Boateng Bediako

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Death-defying Morphologies: Mass Extinction and Disparity in the Order Harpetida, James Desmond Beech

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The acute effect of propanil on reproductive hormones, ovarian gene expression and splenic cells in C57Bl/6 female mice, Malia Danielle Berg

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Effect of Shear Bond Strength with Novel APC™ Flash-Free Brackets and Different Bonding Protocol: An In Vitro Study, Carl Bernstein

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Ferritin: An Iron Deficiency Biomarker in Collegiate Female Distance Runners, Ty Bigelow

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Does Emotional Distress Tolerance Predict Fear Responding in a Heights-Fearful Sample?, Amber Lynn Billingsley

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Scaling Analysis and Experimental Investigation of a Rotating Detonation Engine, David Thomas Billups

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Global Existence and Asymptotic Behaviors For Some Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations., Ismahan Dhaw Binshati

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Gevalt, or And Then the Strings Come In, Jacob C. Block

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Development of Improved Acellular Pertussis Vaccines Through Inclusion of the RTX Antigen or Induction of Mucosal Immunity, Dylan Tyler Boehm

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Dynamic Discrepancy Reduced Order Modeling for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Over Cobalt-based Catalyst, Jose Miguel Bohorquez

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The Effect of Feed Manufacture Techniques on Pathogen Reduction and Feed Nutrient Value, Timothy Paul Boltz

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Reconciling the dissonance between Historic Preservation and Virtual Reality through a Place-based Virtual Heritage system., Danny J. Bonenberger

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A Biomimetic Approach to Controlling Restorative Robotics, Matthew T. Boots

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The impact of student facilitation on student engagement in asynchronous online discussion, Robin Bowen

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Marcel Tabuteau’s System of Phrasing Applied to the Primary Themes in Carl Maria von Weber’s Second Clarinet Concerto, Christopher Charles Bowmaster

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Glial cell expansion and intercellular signaling in the developing Medial Nucleus of the Trapezoid Body (MNTB), Ashley N. Brandebura

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Pain Relief Knowledge, History, and Expectations among Emergency Dental Patients, Daniel C. Brawley

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Hyperscales: Analysis, Historical Uses, and Possible Applications in Contemporary Music Composition, Douglas Wayne Brown

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An Educational Intervention for Skin Cancer Prevention with Hospital Staff: A Pilot Project for System Change, Amy Fran Bruce

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Tie Strength, Optimal Connections, and Distance in Social Networks, David Anthony Buch

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The Magic Flute: Modern Light on a Classic Opera, Justin E H Burns

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Analysis of User Preference with N95 and Powered Air-Purifying Respirators in a Healthcare Work Environment, Brittany Renee Carver

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DP internal codeswitching by Spanish and English bilinguals in the US, Yurena Castaño-Nuñez

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Evaluating the Approach of Using NOx Control Performance Tracking for On-Board Diagnostics of Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles, Renata Castiglioni

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Virtual Morphology as a Method of Robotic Control, Conner Todd Castle

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Judged Facial Attractiveness of Extraction and Non-Extraction Orthodontic Treatment in Repose and Smiling, Nicolette R. Chahin

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Evaluation of A Marketing Strategy Based on The Concept of Virtual Energy Audit, Goutham Kumar Reddy Challa

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A Sociopolitical Perspective to Understand When and Why Supervisors Endorse and Implement Employees’ Suggested Changes, Huaizhong Chen

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Intelligent Malware Detection Using File-to-file Relations and Enhancing its Security against Adversarial Attacks, Lingwei Chen

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Association Genetics and Local Adaptation of Populus trichocarpa Torr. & Gray, Hari Bahadur Chhetri

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Incentives and Economic Decisions: Evidence from Sports Data, Iuliia Chikish

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Appalachian Caregivers of Persons with Dementia Non Use of Services, Kristina M. Childers

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STATE COUNTER-INSURGENCY AND POLITICAL POLICING IN COLONIAL AND POST-COLONIAL MALAWI, 1891-1994, Paul Brenard Chiudza Banda

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Evaluating the Potential of Methyl Jasmonate Application as an Agricultural Practice on Phytochemicals in Brassica Vegetables: Sensory Quality, Cooking, and Cost-Benefit Analysis, Yu-Chun Chiu

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Bacterial Contamination Study of Loose-Fitting Power Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) Compared to N-95 FFR and Surgical Mask, in a Simulated Sterile Environment, Tyler J. Church

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Student-Instructor Out-of-Class Communication: A Media Multiplexity Approach, Cathlin V. Clark-Gordon

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Improving the Care of Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome by Implementing Rooming In, Tammi M. Clutter

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The Progressive Miners of America: Roots of Dissent and Foundational Years, 1932-1940, Ian Stewart Cook

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In vitro metabolism of the synthetic cannabinoids PX-1, PX-2, PX-3 and a comparison of their clearance rates in human liver microsomes, Travon Cooman

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An Assessment of Emotional-Force and Cultural Sensitivity The Usage of English Swearwords by L1 German Speakers, Sarah Dawn Cooper

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Estimating the Age of a Bloodstain using Droplet Digital PCR, Kalee Rae Crampton

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STREAM SALAMANDER AND BENTHIC MACROINVERTEBRATE COMMUNITY RESPONSES TO IMIDACLOPRID EXPOSURE, Sara M. Crayton

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Material Disease: Agency and Illness in Early American Literature, Mariah Crilley

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Johannes Brahms’s Fünf Ophelia-Lieder Performance history, cultural context, and character study as it pertains to Johannes Brahms’s Fünf Ophelia-Lieder: A Performer’s Perspective, Caryn Alexis Crozier

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Defining the Late Style of Johannes Brahms: A Study of the Late Songs, Natilan Casey-Ann Crutcher

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Browsing via Sonification, TAYLOR C. CUTLIP

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Framing effects on fear of terrorism and willingness to sacrifice civil liberties, Ellory Ruth Dabbs

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Characterization of Major Flavonols in Ramps (Allium tricoccum), Wijdan M. Dabeek

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A Coordination-Based Approach to Subnational Variations in Split-Ticket Voting: The Case of Ghana 1996-2016, Samuel Kofi Darkwa

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A Framework for Energy Optimization of Small, Two-Stroke, Natural Gas Engines for Combined Heat and Power Applications, Mahdi Darzi

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Energy Efficiency Evaluation of Blower Heater Non-Purge Compressed Air Dryers, Alexandra M. Davis

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Super-Localizing Food as Tourism Development™: Producing the 30 Mile Meal™ in Athens, Ohio, Jed DeBruin

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Historic Log Buildings as Archives of Past Forest Ecology, Kristen K. de Graauw

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Jurors' Perceptions of Preschoolers and Younger School Aged Children's Memory Errors, Emily Margaret Deming

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The Working Public’s Perceptions of Service Dogs: A Phenomenological Investigation of Gatekeepers’ Experiences, Angela M. Dial

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Low-Power Reconfigurable Sensing Circuitry for the Internet-of-Things Paradigm, Alexander DiLello