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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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An a Priori and a Posteriori Analysis of Usefulness of TEM 8 and TOEFL, Yuanjun Qi

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The Initial Effects of Community Variables on Sand Prairie Restoration: Species Establishment and Community Responses, Robert Christopher Roos

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Resting Site Characteristics of American Marten in the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, Robert L. Sanders

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Fern Community Reassembly in Secondary Forests of Puerto Rico: Predictors, Complexity, and Niche Model Assessment, Thomas J. Schmidt

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From Verification to Guided-Inquiry: What Happens When a Chemistry Laboratory Curriculum Changes?, Pamela Sue Scott

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Wetland Sediment Nutrient Flux in Response to Proposed Hydrologic Reconnection and Climate Warming, James T. Smit

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Effects of Fatty Acid Structure on Endothelial Cell Expression of Connexin43, Albert E. Sowers III

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Low Noise NMOS Imager Fabrication with a Study on the Effect of Photodiode Shape on Dark Current, Steven Taylor

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Comparing Methods for Full Body Inverse Dynamics Analysis of a Standing Long Jump, Nathaniel Vlietstra

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A Textbook Analysis: A Case Study of Changes in History Textbooks Based on the Revolutionary War, Danielle Renee Wager

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Acute Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Alters Vascular Reactivity Independent of ATP, William Cole Waggener IV

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Genetic Structure of Yellow Perch Populations in Coastal Areas of Eastern Lake Michigan, Jessica N. Wesolek

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Milton‘s Feminized Satan: A Study of Gender Imbalance in Paradise Lost, Kari Anne Wiest

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"God Made Me Thisaway": Mary Wilkins Freeman, Flannery O'Connor, and Religiosity as Challenge to Heteronormativity, Anna M. Worm

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The Effect of Drying on Desiccation Tolerance and Late Embryogenesis Abundant Protein Gene Expression in Immature Seeds of Phalaenopsis amabilis, Huijing Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Content Analysis of British Petroleum and Tokyo Electric Power Company's Crisis Communication Messages. Comparative Analysis of Crisis Communication Strategies, Viktoryia Abramenka

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Teacher's Attitudes towards Integrating Technology: Case Studies in Saudi Arabia and the United States, Asma Mohammed Alharbi

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Egyptian Diasporas, Social Media, and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution: How Egyptians Living in Saudi Arabia used Social Media during the Revolution, Maisoon O. Al-sebaei

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Future Foreign Language Teachers’ Intercultural Competence, Andrew Baalerud

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School Adult and Student Perceptions of Bullying in Middle School: A Mixed Methods Case Study, Michelle L. Barrows

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Parents’ Attitudes Toward Their Children’s Heritage Language Maintenance: The Case of Korean Immigrant Parents in West Michigan, Duckyoung Jung Becker

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Geographical, Linguistic, Social, and Experiential Demarcation: The River in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones, April Dawn Best

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The Other In Henry Roth's Call It Sleep, Pauline Bleuse

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A System for Preclinical Imaging Facility Management and Data Processing, Ryan Anthony Bozio

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Master’s and Doctoral Theses on Second Language Writing: A Survey of the Emerging Voices in China, Yue Chen

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Mapping of UML Diagrams to Extended Petri Nets for Formal Verification, Byron DeVries

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Investigation of the Closing Forces Involved in Re-Approximation of the Renal Remnant Following Partial Nephrectomy, Donald M. Endres II

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Bound for Home: Containment and Community in Cold War America Through Shirley Jackson's "Flower Garden", Jennifer Lynne Furner

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Understanding High-Achieving African American Students: A Quantitative Study at Grand Valley State University, John A. Gipson Jr.

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Climate Change and Metapopulation Implications for Species Re/introductions: A Spatial Analysis of Suitable Habitat for the American Marten (Martes americana) in Northern Michigan, Joshua Michael Green

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Changes in Vascular Reactivity of Mesenteric Arteries Following Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment, Benjamin Matthew Hake

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Disease Ecology of a Microsporidian Parasite and its Effects on Mottled Sculpin, Jared Joseph Homola

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A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Community Health Workers‘ Impact Upon The Birth Outcomes of At-Risk Pregnant Women in Muskegon County, Edward Michael Jados

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Inkjet Printing of Titanium Dioxide Photoanodes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, Jeffrey Corbet Johnson

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Information Technology Effects on Tunisian College Students; Tunisian English Majors as a Case Study, Ahmed Lachheb

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Burning on the Shore of an Unknowable Void: Nature as Mystical Reality in the Fiction of Cormac McCarthy, Skyler Latshaw

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Native Plant Establishment Success Influenced by Centaurea stoebe Control Method, Laurelin Marie Martin

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An Examination of the Long Term Effects of Exposure to Prescription Drugs on Infant Growth and Development, AnnaLisa Maurer

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The African American/Black Male Experience at Grand Valley State University: Implications for the Future, Reba Loret Oguntokun

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The Role of Extracellular Matrix Proteins on Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition in Glioblastoma Multiforme, Stephen C. Orey

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Effects of Nonylphenol on Orientation by the Crayfish Orconectes propinquus, Kathryn J. Page

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Wind Energy Assessment using a Wind Turbine with Dynamic Yaw Control, Md Nahid Pervez

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Perceptions of Creativity among Faculty in Higher Education, Ellie Melissa Potter

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Predicting the Effects of Land-Use and Climate Change on Michigan Stream Ecosystems, Jacqueline M. Taylor

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Identification of Actin Cytoskeletal Protein Interactions with the Fission Yeast Scaffold, Mid1, Marian Testori

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The Experience of Being a Foster Parent in Non-Kinship Placements: Emotional and Psychological Impacts, Lindsay Michelle Tryc

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Real-time Stage 1 Sleep Detection and Warning System Using a Low-Cost EEG Headset, Bryan Van Hal

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Demographic and Reproductive Status of Lake Sturgeon in the Muskegon River System, Michigan, Alex C. Wieten