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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Protein/peptide characterization using mass spectrometry and molecular dynamics simulations, Ahmad Kiani Karanji

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Teacher as “Team Player”: An Early Career Teacher’s Refinement of Critical Pedagogical Discourses, Keisha-Moraé Hopkins Kibler

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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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Improving the biological control of Persicaria perfoliata (Polygonaceae) using Rhinoncomimus latipes Korotyaev (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), Jaewon Kim

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Alluvial Fans, Loess Plains, Lakes, and Distributive Fluvial Systems: Depositional Systems of the Permian-Triassic Red Beds and Evaporites of Wyoming (USA), Jonathan Knapp

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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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Experimental, Computational and Analytical Studies towards a Predictive Scenario for a Burning Accident, Furkan Kodakoglu

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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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Review of Established and Emergent Methods for the Production of C4 Olefins, James Matthew Koval

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Development and implementation of a novel voltage-free interface for capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry separations of proteins, Courtney J. Kristoff

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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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Global existence and Asymptotic Behavior of the Solutions to Models for Chemotaxis Systems with Chemo Attractants and Repellents, Aesha Lagha

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Process Development of Shale Gas Assisted Lignin and Biomass Reforming through Novel Reaction Pathway and Catalyst Design To Produce Hydrogen Rich Syngas for Fuels and Value Added Chemicals, Amoolya D. Lalsare

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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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The Importance of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in Clinical Training: Outcomes Related to Self-Assessed Competency and Self-Efficacy in Psychologists-in-Training, Chelsea Latorre

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Effect of Particle Concentration, Sealing Condition and Breathing Rate on Total Inward Leakage for N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators, Taoreed T. Lawal

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Evaluating the Accuracy of Firearm Examiner Conclusions using Cartridge Case Reproductions, Eric Freeman Law

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Family Forest Owners Satisfaction with Timber Transactions, Jeffrey M. Lee

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Sergei Prokofiev's Third Piano Sonata, OP. 28: Stylistic Analysis and Performance Suggestions, YOUNGJU LEE

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Comparing and Linking Organic Carbon and Iron in Soil and Headwater Stream in a Pasture and a Forest Catchment in a Central Appalachian Region, West Virginia, Lili Lei

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Evaluation of Salmonella Enteritidis and Escherichia coli O157:H7 Volatile Organic Compound Analysis for Food Safety Monitoring: a Preliminary Study, Jessica E. Lemley

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Cu-Based Electrocatalysts for Carbon Dioxide Conversion to Value-Added Chemicals, Qingyang Li

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Weighted Modulo Orientations of Graphs, Jianbing Liu

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Cobalt-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Cyclization Reactions of Bisnucleophiles: New Methodologies and the Role of Bisnucleophiles in O2 Activation, Jiaqi Liu

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Next Generation of Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Qian Liu

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Quality Improvement of Substance Misuse Screening of Older Adults in Primary Care Using Evidence-based Training, Kelly Lopez

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Exploring the Relationship Between Hardiness and Performance in Collegiate Baseball Players, Kevin R. Lou

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Early Black Poetry, Social Justice, and Black Children: Receptions of Child Activism in African American Literary History, Tabitha LaShay Joy Lowery

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Grainyhead-like 2 Sensitizes Cells to Natural Killer Cell Cytotoxicity and Promotes the Interferon Response, Ian Philip MacFawn

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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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Role Centrality and Shared Activities with Grandchildren: Effects on Grandparent Wellbeing, Madeline Marie Marello

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Avian and salamander response to young forest management in West Virginia, Eric L. Margenau

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Allopurinol alters the expression of cytokines and mediators of immune cells in the systemic 2 tissue by decreasing plasma urate., Lundrim s. Marku

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Solution Tool to Predict Filter Cake Formation for Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Slurries, Roberto Ecuador Martinez Ochoa

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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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Interoperability Of IP-Based Cameras, Faythe C. Maston

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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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Environmental contaminants, parasitism, and neoplasia in white perch Morone americana from Chesapeake Bay, USA, Mark Arnold Matsche

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Spawning Characteristics of Yellow Perch during Periods of Water Level Fluctuations in a Hydropower Reservoir, Kyle J. Matt

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Genetic and Biochemical Characterization of Ergot Alkaloid Synthesizing Fungi and their Symbionts, Matthew Duane Maust

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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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WV Dental Hygienists' Knowledge and Educational Approach for Pregnant Women, Isabella Hope McDaniel

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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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West Virginia Dentists' Perception of the Knowledge and Skills of Two vs. Four Year Dental Hygiene Graduates, Kaitlyn M. McQuain

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Comparative Assessment of Different Ultra-Low NOx Measurement Instruments for Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines, Diego Bernabe Mejia

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Process Modeling and Techno-Economic Analysis of Thermo-Catalytic Dimethyl Ether Synthesis and Microwave-Based Aromatics Production Technologies from Shale Gas, Chirag Mevawala

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Microbial responses to unconventional oil and gas development may alter ecosystem function in headwater streams, Rachel Michaels

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Barriers and Facilitators of Seeking Psychological Help for Muslims in the United States, Sarah R. B. Milam

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Enabling and Threatening Factors Affecting Persistence. A Qualitative and Quantitative Study on Rural First-Generation STEM Students’ and STEM Faculty's Perspectives., Travis A. Miller

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An Examination to Pathways Powering Car Using Clean Energy, Marina Miranda

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Investigation of Molecular Functions of Zinc Finger Protein (ZNF71) in Non- Small Cell Lung Cancer, Rehab O. Mohamed

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

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Internalization of Sociocultural Standards of Beauty, Perception of Career Barriers, Depression, and State Physical Appearance Anxiety Among College Women, Adrionia Molder

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Automated and Standardized Tools for Realistic, Generic Musculoskeletal Model Development, Trevor Rees Moon

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Understanding Academic Relevancy: Linking Practice to Classroom Through Adventure STEM Education, Alice Morgan

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

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Making a Dent, Emily Morwood

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Metaheuristics for the Generalized Quadratic Assignment Problem, Roseline Mostafa

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Evaluation of control strategies for overhead work using electromyography of rotator cuff muscles, Hossein Motabar

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Three Essays on “Production and Technical Efficiency”, Douglas Mugabe

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The Effects of Punctuation Events on the Oil Policy Network: A Network Analysis of Rulemaking Outputs, Fadi M. Mugheirbi

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The Idea of a Citizen: The Role of Higher Education Institutions in the Development of Citizens and an Exploration of Innovative Teaching Techniques to Aid in the Process, Eric Matthew Myers

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Multi-objective Optimization of a Ridesharing System Performance, Mohammad Nasr Azadani

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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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Evaluation of the Performance of Probabilistic Genotyping Software on Complex Mixture Samples, Kristen Newland

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Obese Zucker Rats as a Reverse Translational Model of Human Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, Mackenzie Shelby Newman

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

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Asthma-COPD Overlap: Economic Burden and Medication Adherence, Mona Nili

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Types and Causes of Physiological Injury in Piano Playing, with Emphasis on Piano Pedagogy in China, Ruixi Niu

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Parametric Optimization of Visible Wavelength Gold Lattice Geometries for Improved Plasmon-Enhanced Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Casey A. Norville

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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

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Disquiet Depictions, Olivia L. Oddo

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Investigation of Phonon Polaritons in an hBN GaN Heterostructure, Catherine G. O'Hearn

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Frontal Brain Injury: Effects on Flexibility, Impulse Control, and Attention, Christopher Matthew O'Hearn

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International Students’ Adjustment Challenges in the United States: A Case Study of West Virginia University, Lawrencia Baaba Okai

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A Machine Learning and Data-Driven Prediction and Inversion of Reservoir Brittleness from Geophysical Logs and Seismic Signals: A Case Study in Southwest Pennsylvania, Central Appalachian Basin, Tobi Micheal Ore

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Understanding the Relationship between Dental Fear, Behavior Management Problems, and Caregiver-Child Interactions during Young Child Dental Appointments, Christopher Kyle Owen

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Perceptions of Asian American Representation in Entertainment Media, Lydia Susan Owens

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Blind Image Denoising using Supervised and Unsupervised Learning, Surekha Pachipulusu

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Using AI and Machine Learning to Indicate Shale Anisotropy and Assist in Completions Design, Cole E. Palmer

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Novel Roles of Tobacco-associated Genes Underlying Disparate Survival in Appalachian Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Brenen William Papenberg

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Topics in Cultural and Entertainment Economics, Justin W. Parker

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The Immunological Response to Chronic Stress in Obese Mice, Matthew Corey Parsley

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Predictors of Cardiovascular and Gastrointestinal Disorders, Inappropriate Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug Use, and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia in Older Adults with Osteoarthritis, Jayeshkumar Patel

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Does Hope Moderate the Effects of Financial Distress in Adolescent Resiliency?, Miles E. Payne

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Minocycline as a treatment for traumatic brain injury-induced impulsive and attentional deficits, Kristen M. Pechacek

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Sustainability-Based Expert System for Additive Manufacturing and CNC Machining, Josage Chathura Pamuditha Perera