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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Stories of Deindustrialization: Exploring Narratives in Weirton, West Virginia, Ella Jennings

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Lignocellulosic Biomass Derived Activated Carbon for Energy Storage and Adsorption, Changle Jiang

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STRUCTURAL STYLE AND STRATIGRAPHIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE NORTHEASTERN BROOKS RANGE, ALASKA, Benjamin G. Johnson

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Adult Atlantic sturgeon population dynamics in the York River, Virginia, Jason E. Kahn

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The Poet and the Prizefighter: Essays, Ryan A. Kalis

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Soil microbial succession following surface mining is governed primarily by deterministic factors, Jennifer Lynne Kane

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Engineering Plasmonic Nanostructures for Light Management and Sensing, sujan phani kumar kasani

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Genetic and Pharmacologic Studies Towards Prevention of opioid use disorder, Shane W. Kaski

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MODELING AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENTAL SIMULATION CHAMBER (DESC) FOR CALIBRATION OF AIR QUALITY MONITORING SENSORS, Filiz KAZAN

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Intelligent Transportation Systems, Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Powertrain Control, Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control, Model Predictive Control, Hadi Kazemi

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Non-target Analyses of Novel Psychoactive Substances; Inherent Variation in GCMS Relative Abundances and Gas Phase Hydrogen Deuterium Exchange Isomer Discrimination, Kristin Michelle Kelly

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Red Like A Clown, Evan M. Kertman

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Resilient Stochastic Control Strategies in Cyber-Physical Microgrids, Mohammad Reza Khalghani

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Design and Implementation of Overcurrent Protection Relays Test Bench, Khalid Daud Khattak

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The Evaluation of the RapidHITTM 200 on Degraded Biological Samples, Alice Kim

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Screening Sexual Assault Evidence with Low Concentrations of Male DNA Utilizing the RapidHIT 200 and ParaDNA Intelligence Test, Taylor L. Koepfler

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Automatic Kinship Verification in Unconstrained Faces using Deep Learning, Naman Kohli

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On Generative Adversarial Network Based Synthetic Iris Presentation Attack And Its Detection, Naman Kohli

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Critical Physicochemical Properties for Nanoparticle Toxicity: Impact of Surface Coating and Size on Particle-Induced Cell Transformation and Inflammatory Response, Tiffany Kornberg

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Prizes, Winning, and Identity: Narrative Vocal Music of the Pulitzer Prize, 2008–2018, Julia K. Kuhlman

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Folk-song to formal performance: Interpreting the songs of Jean Ritchie for voice recital, Julianne E. Laird

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Evaluation of X-ray Spectroscopic Techniques for Determining Temperature and Density in Plasmas, Theodore Scott Lane

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Detecting Balsam Woolly Adelgid Infestations Using Tree Rings, Morgan Lane Leef

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Examining the Intersection of Gender and Age in Victim Blaming, Jerin Lee

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Contemporary Collaborative Piano Practices in Korea: Five Case Studies, Jiyeon Lee

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Shear stress estimates in the approach and bridge section by using various formula, Jun Seon Lee

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Direct Determination of the Dynamic Elastic Modulus and Poisson's Ratio of Timoshenko Prisms and Rods, Guadalupe Leon

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2.8: Designing Visitor Experience for a Narrative-Oriented Exhibition, Kseniia Leshchenko

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The Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Family Experiences and Feedback Study: A Follow-up Examination of Attrition in an Evidence-Based Treatment in Community Settings Statewide, Brittany K. Liebsack

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Carbon deposition on Ni/YSZ anode SOFC for direct methane steam reforming, Haiyang Li

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Empirical Asset Pricing with Equity Tail Risk, Jingrui Li

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IN SITU MEASUREMENT OF FATIGUE INDUCED CRACK GROWTH IN INCONEL 718 USING DIRECT CURRENT POTENTIAL DROP METHOD, Joel C. Lindsay

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The Dirt of Development: Nature's Role in Social-Emotional Development and Parent-Child Connectedness, Hayley Johanna Lindsey

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Development of a Sustainability Evaluation and Control Framework for Chemical Processes, Shuyun Li

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The Food Bank Fix: Hunger, Capitalism and Humanitarian Reason, Joshua David Lohnes

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Ecological Benefits of Watershed-scale Restoration in Two Intensively Mined Cold- and Warm-water Ecosystems, Rebecca Anne Long

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Morphological and Functional Evidence of Sexual Dimorphism in the Retrochiasmatic Area Population of NK3R-containing Neurons in Sheep, Justin A. Lopez

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The Impact of HII Regions on the Interstellar Medium of our Galaxy, Matteo Luisi

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Three Essays on Applied Semiparametric Methods, Qinling Lu

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Longitudinal associations between functional disability, depression, and suicide in middle-aged and older adults, Julie Ann Lutz

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Movement in the Classroom: Contingent Factors Underlying Teacher Change, Annie E. Machamer

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Integrating renewable energy into the biophilic design of public open space: Masdar city, Abu Dhabi, Mariami Maghlakelidze

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Kidney Ailment Prediction under Data Imbalance, Ranaa Mahveen

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Assessment of Fracture Resistance of Maxillary First Molars after Root Canal Preparation Using Three Different Rotary Instruments (V-Taper, ProTaper, Vortex Blue): Finite Element Analysis, mehran malakpour

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Developing a Strategic Process to Reintroduce a Lost Water Way as a Possible Solution for Water Logging: Case study, An Area of Dhaka Metropolitan City, Debsree Mandal

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Health Literacy and Family Factors in the Transition to Adult Care in Adolescents with Type I Diabetes, Ellen M. Manegold

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State Capacity and Terrorism in the Developing World, Coty J. Martin

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X-Ray Fluorescence Applications in Mudrock Characterization: Investigations into Middle Devonian Stratigraphy, Appalachian Basin, USA, Keithan Garrett Martin

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It Wasn't That Fun But It Was Better Than Being Dead, Thomas W. Martin

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A Machine-Aided Seismic Signal Analysis Workflow for Subsurface Faults and Facies Visualization and Interpretation, South Central Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, Wade Martin

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Music Technology, Gender, and Sexuality: Case Studies of Women and Queer Electroacoustic Music Composers, Justin Thomas Massey

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Three Essays on Urban Consumer Service Firms: Evidence from Yelp, Josh Matti

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Cash for consideration? An examination of academics, demographics, and student socioeconomics in the provisioning of institutional aid., Matthew G. Matyasovsky

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SUPPORTING THE INJURED ATHLETE: COACHES’ PERSPECTIVES ON PROVIDING SOCIAL SUPPORT, Stefanee Opal Maurice

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Mine reclamation using biofuel crops: Insights into the microbial ecology of the switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) microbiome, Brianna L. Mayfield

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Analyzing Mathematicians' Concept Images of Differentials, Timothy Shawn McCarty

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I Can't Wait to be Water Again, Kayla McCormick

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The Inclusion of Organ Within the Concert Band Instrumentation with an Annotated Listing of Original Works for Concert Band and Organ, Matthew Justin McCurry

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Artificial Immune System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Abnormal Condition Detection and Identification, Ryan G. McLaughlin

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Vi et Armis: Londoners and Violent Trespass Before the Common Pleas in the Fifteenth Century, Lindsey McNellis

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ADAPTATION OF THE STREPTOCOCCAL COLLAGEN-LIKE PROTEIN 1, SCL1, OF GROUP A STREPTOCOCCUS TO RECOGNIZE FIBRONECTIN TYPE III REPEATS, Dudley H. McNitt

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Development of Ni-based Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS) powder particles for Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) Applications, Markova Dion McPherson

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Identity Formation of Adolescents who are Homeschooled: Mothers' Perceptions, Peggy Joan McQueen

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Use of Reflective Practices to Improve Self-Awareness in Youth Sport Coaches, Stephanie R. McWilliams

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Ground Ingredients: Analysis of Lead Exposure in the California Condor’s (Gymnogyps Californianus) Ground Foraging Habitat, Evan Michael McWreath

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THE LIFE AND WORK OF ALEX KLEIN, Ramon Thiago Mendes de Oliveira

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Optimization of engineered super donor strains of Cryphonectria parasitica to reduce canker expansion in a forest setting, Amy Michelle Metheny

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Before the Confetti, Everything on Fire, Lauren Elaine Milici

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Accessible Design in Rural Health care: Usability Profile of Outpatient Health Care Facilities in Rural West Virginia., Jordan E. Miller

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Using the Enrichment Triad Model to Explore Place and Support Curriculum in One Rural Gifted Program, Myriah Mae Miller

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Population Health of Spotted Salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum) in Created Vernal Pools: an Integrative Approach, Alice R. Millikin

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Design of experiment and analysis techniques for fuel consumption data using heavy-duty diesel vehicles and on-road testing, Sarah Ann Mills

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A Study of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology, Emily Minor

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Promoting Cognitive and Fine Motor Development in the Art Room for Young Students with Exposure to Trauma: an Exploratory Case Study., Tiffany Marie Minuci

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Minimizing Trihalomethane Formation through Source Water Monitoring and Optimizing Treatment Practices, Nashid Mirza

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RoAdNet: Robust Adaptive Network for Information Diffusion in VANET, Priyashraba Misra

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Towards a Framework for Smart Manufacturing adoption in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, SAMEER MITTAL

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Development of a Task Analysis Tool to Estimate Shoulder Strain During a Lifting Task, Christopher Wayne Moore

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Retaining Wall System with Soldier Pile and Composite Resin Infused Lagging Elements, Shane Phillip Moore

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Effects of E-Cigarette Flavoring Chemicals on Human Macrophages and Bronchial Epithelial Cells, Anna Manzi Morris

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The Politics of Drug Courts, Jeffrey Chris Moss

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Domain Adaptation and Privileged Information for Visual Recognition, Saeid Motiian

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Sodium channel distribution in the apical dendrites of pyramidal cells vary in the hindbrain of Apteronotus leptorhynchus., Sree Indrani Motipally

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Multidimensional Analysis of Vulnerability: Methodological Advances and a Case Study from Malawi., PARK MCMILLAN MUHONDA

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Evaluating the Consistency of a Breathing Flow Recording Device Across Different Elastomeric Half-Mask Respirators, Samuel Jennings Munnis

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If Something Should Grow, Heather V. Myers

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The role of SIRT1 in skeletal muscle function and repair of older mice, Matthew John Myers

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Systematic Control of Aged Skeletal Muscle Following High-Intensity Stretch-Shortening Contraction Exercise Training: Epigenomic Regulation and Signaling Factors Underpinning Adaptation, Marshall Alan Naimo Jr.

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Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) and Associated Species Response to Operational Silviculture in the Central Appalachian Region, Gretchen Emily Nareff

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Comparing Measures of Physical Activity Intensity, Duration, and Frequency Using Receiver Operator Characteristic Curve Analyses, Abigail M. Nehrkorn-Bailey

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The Effect of Sodium Selenate Biofortification on Plant Yield, Mineral Content, and Antioxidant Capacity of Culinary Herb Microgreens, Rachel G. Newman

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Legitimacy, Procedural Justice, and Neighborhood Dynamics: Thoughts on Police Reform, Robert Lyle Nicewarner

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The Association of Attitude, Perceived Behavioral Control, and Intention with Fruit and Vegetable Intake among Rural West Virginian Residents with Pre-diabetes in Mineral and Hampshire Counties, Diana Leigh Niland

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Evaluation and Understandability of Face Image Quality Assessment, Mohammad I. Nouyed

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The Effects of Coal Capacity Retirement on Wholesale Electricity Prices: A Demand Side Analysis, Michael C. O'Conor

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The "organ-accompanied solo motet" in in La Maîtrise, 1857–1861, John David O'Donnell

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Investigation of Various Factors Affecting Quantification and Characterization Accuracy of NOx Measurement at Near Zero Level in a CVS Sampling Set-Up, Samuel Abimbola Ogunfuye

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The Environmental, Social, and Economic Benefits of Blue Green Infrastructure in an Urbanized Area, Joseph L. Oguns

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Determinants of Control-Key Responding in an Operant Resurgence Procedure, Anthony C. Oliver

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Implications of Sampling Methods on Geospatial Mapping of Methane Sources, Dakota Wesley Oliver