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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Avian Occupancy Dynamics and Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) Environmental Correlates on a Central Appalachian Elevation Gradient in West Virginia, Gordon W. Dimmig

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Online Model Predictive Control of a Nonisothermal and Nonisobaric Membrane Reactor for Water-Gas Shift Reaction Applications, Jacob Martin Douglas

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A Timeless Ritual, Luke Thomas Doyle

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Impact of Natural Fracture Induced Elastic Anisotropy on Completion and Hydraulic Fracturing Designs, Emre Can Dundar

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Improving Solder Joints Formed in Microgravity by Use of Magnetic Soldering Paste Additives, Aaron Dunkle

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Promoting Sense of Belonging and Interest in Geosciences among Undergraduate Women through Mentoring, Wenyi Du

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DEEP LEARNING FOR IMAGE RESTORATION AND ROBOTIC VISION, Yixin Du

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A Comprehensive Evaluation of a Home Visitation Program Model's Prenatal Physical Activity Curriculum Modules Delivered Primarily to Low-income Women, Angela Marie Dyer

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Evaluation of Ultra Fine Cigarette Smoke Particles Penetration on 3M 6200 Half Mask Respirators with P-100 Filters, Selcuk Elhan

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Three Essays on Utilizing Spatial Econometrics in Natural Resource Economics related to Water, Health, and Energy, Elham Erfanian

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Crown-level mapping of tree species and health from remote sensing of rural and urban forests, Fang Fang

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Experimental and modeling investigation of the OH-initiated oxidation of semi-solid and aqueous saccharide aerosols, hanyu fan

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Organizational Models in Athletic Training and the Effect on the Quality of Care Delivered, Matthew Ferreira

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Three Essays on the Economics of Public Libraries, Amir Borges Ferreira Neto

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Following the Leaders: Issue Attention and Agenda Dynamics in Women’s Health Care Policy, Kara Anne Fisher

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Effect of Metacarpal Gloves on Pinch and Grip Strength, Aaron Anthony Fonner

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An Investigation of the Relation between Mindfulness and Self-Esteem Stability, Cameron Grant Ford

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Agenda-Setting and Framing Effects in Both the Vietnam and Iraq Wars, Noelle Forde

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Efficacy of Cognitive Training Intervention with a Coaching Component on Attention and Response Control in Emerging Adults, Thomas Craig Foster Jr

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DEMOGRAPHIC, SPATIAL, AND EPIGENETIC RESPONSE OF THE LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH (PARKESIA MOTACILLA) TO SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT, Mack W. Frantz

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Sediment Provenance Study of the Lower Hamilton Group: An Analysis of the Organic-Rich Facies and its Depositional History, Luke Patrick Fritz

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The Economic Contribution of West Virginia's Forest Products Industry, Charles Clinton Gabbert

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Impacts of climate and land cover on water balance components in the central Appalachian Mountains, USA, Brandi Anne Gaertner

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Security Bug Report Classification using Feature Selection, Clustering, and Deep Learning, Tanner D. Gantzer

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Application of Lidar to 3D Structural Mapping, Bertrand Gaschot

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A Descriptive Analysis of PETE Master’s Programs in the U.S. and their Alignment with Advanced Teaching Standards, Jamie K. Gilbert