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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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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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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

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Discrimination and behavioral responses to communication signals compared across Apteronotids., Danielle Leigh Dillon-Seeger

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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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Recording the Classical Tuba, Larry Dine

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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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Investigation of Heat Exchanger Effectiveness Using a Surface Coating Technology, Allen Duffy

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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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Behavioral Impairment Following Gestational Exposure to Titanium Dioxide Nanomaterial Aerosols in Male and Female Rats, Matthew Leland Eckard

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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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Rule Extraction and Insertion to Improve the Performance of a Dynamic Cell Structure Neural Network, Osama Amhamed Elsarrar

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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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Short-term abstinence effects in experienced electronic cigarette users, Nicholas J. Felicione

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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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Morphological and Phylogenetic Resolution of Diplodia spp., Emerging Canker Pathogens of Oak (Quercus spp.), in the United States, Savannah Lyn Ferreira

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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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Building an Image: Japanese Influence on the Perception of Western Countries, A Study of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Andrea M. Fowler

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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

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Cloud 9: Bringing the abstract to light, Thomas N. Gillette

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Adolescent Residential Mobility: Behavioral Outcomes and the Moderating Role of the Mother-Adolescent Relationship, Sloane B. Glover

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The Hard Bop Trombone: An exploration of the improvisational styles of the four trombonist who defined the genre (1955-1964), Emmett Curtis Goods

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Liberation by Emigration: Italian Communists, the Cold War, and West-East Migration from Venezia Giulia, 1945-1949, Luke Gramith

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Predictors of Perceived Multicultural Competence Among Neuropsychological Trainees, Hannah K. Greenbaum

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The Effect of Bovine Galectin-1, a Conceptus Secretory Protein, on the Endometrial Transcriptome, Lindsay Faye Grose

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Regulator of G Protein Signaling-12 (RGS12) in dopaminergic and kappa opioid receptor-dependent signaling and behavior, Joshua David Gross

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Fundamental Mechanism of Time Dependent Failure in Shale, Neel Gupta

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A Pedagogical Guide to Kapustin’s Eight Concert Etudes, Op. 40, Yanjing Gu

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The Effects Hot Water Kill Time has on DNA Degradation and STR Profiling from Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Crop Contents, Nicholas Alexander Haas

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WISH4Campus: Evaluating College Food Insecurity and Promoting Solutions for Student Wellbeing, Rebecca L. Hagedorn

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The Effect of Occlusal Pressure on Vertical Force Generation on Dentate and Edentulous Subjects, Matthew Thomas Harper

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Thermal Performance of Growth at Consumption Maximum (C-Max) and Routine Metabolic Rate (RMR) in Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis from four Populations in Central Appalachia, Cory Michael Hartman

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The Potential Promises and Pitfalls of Using Local Norms for Gifted Identification, Marla S. Hartman

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Identification of Burnt Smokeless Gunpowders Through Physical Characteristics, Cameron Taylor Hartwig

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Computer-Assisted Instruction Compared to Traditional Instruction on Letter Recognition for Preschoolers with Special Needs, Jamie Nicole Harvey

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Effects of Teacher Training in Trial-Based Functional Analysis via Video Modeling, Mary Haspel

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Environmental Regulation of the Heart: The Role of Non-Coding RNA and Epigenetics in Influencing Mitochondrial and Cellular Health, Quincy Alexander Hathaway

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Aspect influence on productivity when applying the deferment harvest method in mixed-oak hardwood forests in West Virginia, Breanne Held

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Persistence of Undergraduate Women in STEM through TIMSI, Heather L. Henderson

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Multimodal Approach for Malware Detection, Jarilyn M. Hernandez Jimenez

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The Structural Information Filtered Features Potential for Machine Learning calculations of energies and forces of atomic systems., Jorge Arturo Hernandez Zeledon

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Modeling Movement of Criminals through Burglary Scenes, Veronica L. Herrmann

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Design and Implementation of Model Predictive Control Strategies for Improved Power Plant Cycling, Xin He

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Essays on Environmental, Energy and Land Economics in China, Yiming He

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Stigma, Attitudes, and Intentions to Seek Mental Health Services in College Student-Athletes, Robert C. Hilliard M.S.

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Bargaining for Security: The Rise of the Pension and Social Insurance Program of the United Steelworkers of America, 1941-1960, Henry Edward Himes III

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Three Essays in Applied Econometrics, Collin Dean Hodges

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Autonomous Systems with Reuse: A Survey on the State-of-the-Practice, Denny LaVerne Hood III

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Edge colorings of graphs on surfaces and star edge colorings of sparse graphs, Katherine M. Horacek

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Automatic Detection of Insecure Codes in Stack Overflow, Shifu Hou

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Making Armenian Politically Exposed Persons’ Money Public: A Data-Driven Journalism Project That Aims to Create a Database of Armenian MPs’ Assets, Ani Hovhannisyan

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Reflectivity and photoemission electron microscopy studies of magnetic heterostructures, Chih-Yeh Huang

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Discerning the Diets of Sweep-Feeding Eurypterids Through Analyses of Mesh-Modified Appendage Armature, Emily Samantha Hughes

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Living Tangent, Cornelius Alexander Hugo

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Numerical Modeling of Hydraulic Fracture Propagation and Comparison with Microseismic Data at a Field Site, Carter Lawrence Hulcher

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Scalable and Cost-effective Barrier Layer Coating to Improve Stability and Performance of SOFC Cathode, Shanshan Hu

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Color and Music, Shapes and Music, Kacey Lauren Ingram

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QUANTIFYING THE ANNOUNCEMENT EFFECTS IN THE U.S. LUMBER MARKET, Zarina Mamadalievna Ismailova

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Influence of climate change and prescribed fire on habitat suitability and abundance of the high-elevation endemic Cow Knob Salamander (Plethodon punctatus), Carl David Jacobsen

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GENETIC REGULATION OF THE ELICITATION OF GLYCEOLLIN BIOSYNTHESIS IN SOYBEAN, Md. Asraful Jahan

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Beneath the Gypsum Dunes: Cenozoic History of Wind and Water from a Core Drilled at White Sands, New Mexico, Jackson Bentley Jakeway

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INSTANTANEOUS FUEL MASS FLOW MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR USE IN VERIFICATION OF LOCOMOTIVE EMISSIONS, Adam Wayne James

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The Effect of Phonetic Training on the Perception and the Production of L1-Related Difficult Sounds in ESL, Moonjung Jang

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The Quiet Art of Mourning, Kanza Javed