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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Black Male Persistence Through Stereotypes in College, Taylor B. H. Boyd

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Effective Population Size, Demography, and Viability of Eastern Massasaugas (Sistrurus catenatus) in Southwest Michigan, Danielle R. Bradke

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Effect of Michigan State-Funded Child and Adolescent Health Center (CAHC) in Directing the Health and Wellness of West Michigan's Oakridge School District, Amber M. Bytwerk

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“The cracked pots of humanity”: Post-World War II American Literary Perspectives on Psychiatric Treatment/Containment of Mental Disorders, Jennifer Chichester

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Exploring the Relationship Between Athletic Identity and Career Maturity Among High Profile Student Athletes in Revenue Producing Sports Attending a Division II Institution, Renida S. Clark

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Vascular Effects of Dietary Supplement BMPEA on Mesenteric Porcine Vasculature, Clifford Cooper

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Nutrition and the Person-in-Environment Perspective: Implications for Social Work, Kayla Harter

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A Comparative Content Analysis of Sports Concussions in News and Entertainment Print Media Publications in 2005 versus 2015, Shayla N. Henrikson

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Spatial Ecology of the Adult and Neonate Eastern Box Turtle in a Forested Landscape, Patrick B. Laarman

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Religion, Science, and Truth in the Human Experience: Poetry as Living Synthesis in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, Karen E. Luidens

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The Romance That Didn’t Last: An Analysis of Language in Chrétien de Troyes Le Chevalier de la Charette, Elizabeth F. Pafford

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Racial Ideology and Black Students’ Leadership Experiences at a Historically White Institution, ReChard Peel

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Midwives for Haiti: Process Evaluation, Denielle M. Riley

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Reasons for Their Departure: A Look at Undergraduate Women who Abandon STEM Majors, Nicole S. Rombach

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Recently Released Women’s Time Spent with Mentors and Achieving Reentry Goals, Rebecca R. Stoddard

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The Role of Metastasis Suppressor CD82 in the Deactivation of the c-Met Signaling Pathway in Prostate Cancer, Katie L. Uhl

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Information Theoretic EEG Analysis of Children with Severe Disabilities in Response to Power Mobility Training: A Pilot Study, Joshua O. Usoro

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Embedded processors on FPGA: Hard-core vs Soft-core, Vivek J. Vazhoth Kanhiroth

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Detection and Attribution of Long-Term Vegetation Changes in Northern Alaska, Robert Barrett

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Design and Realization of a Nonlinear Vibration Energy Harvester for Cost Effective Additive Manufacturing, Rodrigo Barriuso de Juan

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Reading Vice: The Christian Text in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Brittaniae, Nancy S. Bell

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Comparison of Load Carrying Capacity of Three and Four Lobed Polygonal Shaft and Hub Connection for Constant Grinding Diameter, Ravi Bhatta

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Health Care Fraud Across Time and Delivery Systems: Assessing the Legal Impact of the Affordable Care Act, Dana K. Bonnell

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In This Together: Secondary Language Arts Teachers’ Responses to Learning Labs, Lisa A. Britten

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“Such night till this I never passed” : How the Dreams of Adam and Eve Lead to the Decision to Fall in Paradise Lost, Robert B. Chapman

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The Effects of Three Seating Arrangements on Players’ Preference of Sound in a String Orchestra, Tammy J. Clark

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Does Phosphorus from Agricultural Tile Drains Fuel Algal Blooms?, Delilah R. Clement

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Scalable Parallelization of a Markov Coalescent Genealogy Sampler, Philip E. Davis

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The Effect of Seasonal Fish Migration on Energy Budgets in Two Coastal Michigan Streams, Emily M. Dean

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From Land to Lake: Contrasting Microbial Processes Across a Great Lakes Gradient of Organic Carbon and Inorganic Nutrient Inventories, Deborah K. Dila

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A Transcutaneous Data and Power Transfer System for Osteogenesis Monitoring Sensors, Deepak Dileepkumar

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Aerodynamics of Race Car Wings: A CFD Study, Simon Durrer

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Chance, Chaos, and Chloral: Lily Bart Gambles It All in The House of Mirth, Stacey L. Fitzpatrick

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Racial Identity Development of African American Students in Relation to Black Studies Courses, Ja'Kia M. Fuller

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Macroinvertebrate Community Composition, Food Web Structure, and Emergence Rate in Neotropical Cloud-Forest Streams in Mindo, Ecuador, Anna M. Harris

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Assessment of a New Healthy Food Policy at Two Food Pantries in Grand Rapids, MI, Katherine D. Hekstra

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Evaluation of the Nutritional Options for Wellness (NOW) Program: Mitigating Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes through Food Pantries, Sarah L. Henning

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Trophic Transfer of a Naturally Occurring Algal Toxin from a Freshwater Lake to Little Brown Bats, Devin Jones

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Re-optimization of Radiation Therapy Dose to the Prostate Using CBCT: Reducing Dose to Organs at Risk, R. Charles Keider Jr.

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Perception of Roles of General Education Teachers & Special Education Teachers in Regard to the Inclusion of Students with a Cognitive Impairment in the General Education Classroom, Justine B. Keuning-LaFrence

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Becoming Self: A Jungian Approach to Paradise Lost, Geoffrey Kishbaugh

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Madness, Death, and Civilization: Non-European Women under Patriarchy and Imperialism, Mengying Li

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Building Principals’ Self-Efficacy Regarding Their Ability to Supervise Special Education Programing and Staff, Candida J. Marek

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“The Mirror of Desire”: Britomart and Spenserian Perception in The Faerie Queene, Brandon J. Muri

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Coming Home: How Identity Plays a Role in Students who Study Abroad in an Area That is Representative of Their Heritage, Mariana I. Naddaf

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American Marten Denning Behavior in Michigan, Melissa J. Nichols

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Sexual Health Education Among the Intellectually and Developmentally Delayed Populations: An Examination of Medical Providers Perspective, Sarah E. Nota

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Experimental and Numerical Study of Dysphagia, Yash G. Potdar

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Registration and Segmentation of Multimodality Images for Post Processing of Skeleton in Preclinical Oncology Studies, Vineeth Radhakrishnan

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Examining the Effect of Climate Change on the Upper Mesophotic Coral Montastrea cavernosa (Linnaeus 1767), John Skutnik

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Retaining Staff Members of Color at a Midwestern Predominantly White Institution, Tiffany L. Steele

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Application of Genetic Algorithm in Multi-objective Optimization of an Indeterminate Structure with Discontinuous Space for Support Locations, Rahat Sultana

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Categorization of Food Value via Crayfish Aggression, Justin Thanh-Tuan Tran

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Inquiry-Based Biotechnology Education For Kent Intermediate School District Early College Program, Meāgan N. Treadway

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State Estimation – New Models on Power Distribution Networks Based on Weighted Least Squares Method in Line Current Measurements, Hugo Vicente Barrera

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Green and Choking: Exploring the Dynamics of Seasonal Productivity and Hypoxia in a Great Lakes Area of Concern and Habitat Blueprint Estuary Using Time-Series Measurements, Anthony D. Weinke

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Investigating pH Banding Kinetics of Chara corallina in Alternating Light Conditions with Rectangular Pulse Voltammetry, Matthew C. Zandee

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Evaluating Foraging Habits, and Estimating Prey Consumption, and Growth of Brook Trout in a Coolwater Michigan Stream, Graeme R. Zaparzynski

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Changes in the EEG Spectrum of a Child with Severe Disabilities in Response to Power Mobility Training, Nadina Zweifel

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Students’ Motivations and Barriers to Online Education, Vladimir Abramenka

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Reading Intervention Strategies for General Education Middle School Students: Providing a Space for Teachers to Share Effective Methods, Amy Michelle Baas

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Documenting Annual Differences in Vegetation Cover, Height and Diversity near Barrow, Alaska, Timothy Frederick Botting

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Think Again: The Decision Making Process in King Lear and Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres, Elizabeth Burgess

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Assessment of Northern Bobwhite Survival and Fitness at Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas, Jacob W. Doggett

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Families, General Strain, Social Control and Adolescent Pain Killer Use, Melinda S. Furtaw

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Nerds: A Reclamation of an Identity, Angiola L. Gabriel

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Subcutaneous Tissue Depth Over Intraosseous Infusion Sites in a Cadaveric Model, Megan Marie Glazier

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Evaluation of Teachers of Students With Low-Incidence Disabilities, MartyAnn Guiney

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“Struck with Her Tongue”: Speech, Gender, and Power in King Lear, Kate Downey Hickey

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Human Intracranial High Frequency Oscillation Detection Using Time Frequency Analysis and Its Relation to the Seizure Onset Zone, Riazul Islam

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Functional Movement Screen Score by Somatotype Category, Amanda Kelch

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Metafiction, Fairy Tale, and Female Desire in A.S. Byatt‘s Possession: A Romance, Susan Marie Kieda

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Adult Rainbow Trout Habitat Selection in the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, Idaho, Zachary Kuzniar

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Computational Modeling of β5-β6 Carbapenemase Loop in Wild Type and Selected Mutants of OXA-24 Class D β-Lactamase, James Roland LaFleur

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Undocumented Latino College Students and Identity Development: A Qualitative Analysis of Undocumented Latino College Students’ Movement Towards Developing Purpose, Theresa Danielle Lyon

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Measuring the Adult Literacy Rate in English: The Case of the Grand Rapids West Hope Zone, Lindsay M. McHolme

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Evaluating Accuracy and Bias in Genetic Monitoring Under Scenarios of Population Decline, Susan K. Munster

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An Exploration of Negative Family Factors and Substance Use amongst Adolescents: The Lasting Effects of Family Substance Use, Parental Criminality, and Parental Corporal Punishment, Melissa Ann Murray

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The Impact of Study Abroad on Multicultural Competency Among Student Affairs Graduate Students, Matthew N. Musser

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Comparison of Sutures and Devices Used in Closure Following Partial Nephrectomy Suturing, Bikal Paka

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Divergent responses of cryptic invasive watermilfoil to treatment with auxinic herbicides in a large Michigan Lake, Syndell R. Parks

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Sociodemographic Characteristics of Heart Failure Associated Hospital Readmissions in Michigan Medicare Patients, Kelsey A. Peterson

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A Cost-Effective Haptic Device for Assistive and Rehabilitation Purposes, Archana Pradeep

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Bridging In Vi Tro & In S Il Ico Techniques: Uncovering the Structural Characteristics and Light-Dependent Modifications of the Light-Response Btb Proteins in Arabidopsis Thaliana, Nicholas Reitz

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Optical Tracking System to Monitor Laparoscopic Training, William D. Rytlewski

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Evolution of Invasive Species in Response to Management: Potential for Herbicide Resistance in Watermilfoil, Lindsey-Ann Louise Schulte

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Photophysiological Studies of Cyanobacterial Mats in Submerged Sinkholes of Lake Huron, Michael Snider

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Microcystin Accumulation in Fish Muscle Tissue: Exploring the Safety of Fish Consumption in Several Michigan Water Bodies, Heather Snyder

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Addressing Demand for Sex Trafficking in Sweden and the United Kingdom: An Interpretive Policy Analysis of Demand Reduction Policies, in Consideration of the Principles of Deterrence Theory, Katee Stahl

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Toxin Production and Population Dynamics of Gloeotrichia echinulata with Considerations of Global Climate Change, Sarah Stamann

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Children Birth to Age Three with Feeding Difficulties: Systems Level Perspectives of Supports, Needs, and Interagency Collaboration, Sondra M. Stegenga

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Durability of Sutures Used in Partial Nephrectomy: Tested Across Commonly Used Diameters and Materials Stopped with LAPRA-TY® Suture Clips and Hem-o-Lok® Ligation Systems under a Given Tension, Nadia Sunny

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The Depiction of the Holocaust within the Theme of Escape in Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Deirdre Toeller-Novak

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Salvation and Community in the Works of Charles Williams, Donald Clayton Vander Kolk Jr.

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Harry Potter and the American Response: Persecution and Popularity of the Boy Who Lived, Ashley N. Zirkle

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High Level Synthesis, a Use Case Comparison with Hardware Description Language, Michael D. Zwagerman