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

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

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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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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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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

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Evaluation of Natural Steelhead Recruitment in the Muskegon River, Michigan, Nicholas C. Albrecht

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Effects of Summer School on Academic Achievement: Reducing Summer Learning Loss in Middle School, Angela Joy Aumaugher

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Automated Classification of EEG Signals Using Component Analysis and Support Vector Machines, Priya Balasubramanian

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In Their Own Words: Healing from Traumatic Childbirth, Jennifer L. Brammer

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Investigation of the Definitive Age of Freshwater Decapod Crustaceans, Orconectes propinquus and Procambarus clarkii, via Growth Bands in the Calcified Regions Of the Eyestalk and Gastric Mill, Jayson L. Clore

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Outcomes Assessment of an Outdoor Orientation Program Through Means-end Theory, Kristofer James Cortez

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Unreconciled Contradictions: Autonomy, Ideology, and the Possibility of Progress in Tillie Olsen's "Tell Me a Riddle", Rachel Leigh Curtis

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The Relationship Between Maternal Child Feeding Practices and Child’s BMI and Child’s Dietary Restraint in Mexican-American Families of Grand Rapids, MI., Larissa E. Fluegel

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Design of a Portable Fast Scan Cyclic Voltammetry System for Measuring Neurotransmitter Levels, Jayson Foster

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Spatial and Temporal Variation of Macroinvertebrate Communities in the Muskegon River and Bigelow Creek, Michigan, Travis Hauri Foster

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The Impact of Race and Offender Status on Small Business Hiring Decisions, Elle Gray Teshima

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Structural Comparison of Arctic Plant Communities Across the Landscape and with Experimental Warming in Northern Alaska, Jessica L. Gregory

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A Quantitative Tool for Identifying the Epileptogenic Zone using Network Connectivity Analysis, James Michael Gurisko

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Exploration of the Validity of the Two-Dimensional Sagittal Plane Standing Long Jump Model, Lauren Hickox

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Development of a Control System for a Power Wheelchair Trainer, Stewart James Hildebrand

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Genetic Health and Population Viability of Reintroduced American Marten in Michigan, Tamara L. Hillman

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Contextualizing Subjectivity: Speaking (Back to) Colonialism in Jamaica Kincaid’s Annie John, Lucy, and A Small Place, Sierra Holmes

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Student Success and Service-Learning: Exploring the Relationship at a Two-Year Public Institution, Leah Renee Kicinski

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Investigating Teachers’ Self-Reported Efficacy in Instructing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners in Alternative Settings, Liane Kay Lancaster

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Neuroprotective Effect of an Α-7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonist and a Positive Allosteric Modulator in an In Vitro Model of Glaucoma, Leah Lyons

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Historical Demography and Dispersal Patterns in the Eastern Pipistrelle Bat (Perimyotis subflavus), Alynn M. Martin

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Predictive Modeling of Floral Species Richness in Michigan Prairie Fen Communities, Nichole R. Mason

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Professional Experiences of Women Administrators in Student Services, Christy M. Mayo

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The Generational Digital Divide: Understanding Adult Learners’ Self-Efficacy in Online Education, Justin Allen Melick

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Characterization of Histidine Decarboxylase in Drosophila Using an Internal FLAG Epitope, Maxwell Mianecki

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Postsecondary Inclusion for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability: A Comparative Case Study, Eric Jordan Moore

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Evaluating the Success of Wetland Mitigation in West Michigan: A Macroinvertibrate-Based Approach, James N. Neal

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Genetic Analysis of Ancient Human Remains from the Early Bronze Age Cultures of the North Pontic Steppe Region, Jeff Pashnick

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(Re)Claiming Spaces Through Story: An Examination of the Liberatory Potential of Autobiographical Narrative in Adult L2 Literacy Development, Jessica Elizabeth Peters

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The Nutrient Intake of Homeless Women of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Emily D. Popma-Metsaars

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The Economic Espionage Act of 1996: A 15 Year Review, Matthew T. Priebe