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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Passive and Active Battery Balancing Methods Implemented on Second Use Lithium-ion Batteries, Walter Bartek

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The Analysis of Trauma-Informed Risk Assessments Within a Juvenile Justice System in a Midwest State, Kayla M. Bates

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Variation in Tundra Plant Traits Across a Latitudinal Gradient, Katlyn Rose Betway

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An Examination of Religious Institution Involvement in Trauma Recovery, Caitlin M. Brown

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Competitive Interactions: Spatial and temporal niche partitioning between Brook and Brown Trout in southwest Michigan, Frederick J. Glassen

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Microbial experience influences tumor- infiltrating T lymphocytes, Hanna Groeber

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Carbon Sequestration in a Restored West Michigan Oak Savanna: Implications for Management Practices, Jeffrey A. Heise

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Recidivism, gender, and race: An analysis of the Los Angeles County Probation Department’s Risk and Needs Assessment Instruments, Robert V. Howard

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Numerical Investigation of Leading-Edge Modifications of a NACA Airfoil, Anisur Rahman Ikram

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Investigation of Selective Laser Melting Fabricated Internal Cooling Channels, Colin Jack

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Emily Dickinson, the Tyrant, and the Daemon: A Critique of Societal Oppression, and the Significance of Artistic Truth, Debra Kue

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Bloom or bust: Search for phytoplankton community drivers using long-term time-series observations and field measurements in a model Great Lakes estuary, Jasmine Mancuso

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Changes in Neural Network Connectivity of Normal Young Adults in Response to Power Wheelchair Trainer using EEG Coherence, Ruby Phung

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Innocent No More: How Child Vampires Challenge the Social Narrative of Childhood, Ashley Quinn

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The Determination of Phosphorylation of Nato3 by PKA, Miranda M. Regenold

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Detection Probability of the American Marten (Martes americana) in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Taylor Brian Root

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The Unmasking of Aggressive Chemosignaling via the Crayfish Model: an In-depth Urinalysis Using HPLC, Kristi Ruvina

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Verification of Effectiveness of Spot-Heating Technique in Reducing Spread of Weld Lines in Injection Molded Plastic Products, Shah Ashikul Abed Sakar

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Great Lakes Snake: Estimating the Occupancy and Detection Probabilities of the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus), Arin June Thacker

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The Investigation of Group 1 Late Embryogenesis Abundant Protein 6 and its Role in Arabidopsis thaliana Desiccation Tolerance, Joann Eise Thomson

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From the Dinner Pot to Smoking Pot; How a Better Understanding of Cannabidiol in Crayfish could Alleviate Anxiety and Modulate Hunger, Christopher Michael Timmer

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Analysis of Center of Pressure and Center of Mass to Determine Patterns of Postural Stability in Neurotypical Subjects, Natalie Tipton

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Influences on International Saudi Students’ Sojourner Acculturation in the U.S., Abdulah Shaban AlAsiri

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Differentiating Epileptic from Psychogenic Nonepileptic EEG Signals using Time Frequency and Information Theoretic Measures of Connectivity, Sarah Barnes

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A Comparative Study on the Stability and Degradation of Perovskite Solar Cells, Jyotiska Chakraborty

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An assessment of periphyton communities in five Upper Peninsula streams, MI, Aaron Jeffrey Christiansen

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Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy and the Modern American Identity Crisis, Michael G. Cox

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A CFD Study on the Performance of High Speed Planing Hulls, Mowgli J. Crosby

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Phylogenetic Analysis of Palisota (Commelinaceae) Using Chloroplast and Nuclear Regions, Alexandra H. Crum

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Distributed Element Designs for a Wireless System, Nicholas Anthony Dipisa

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A FEA/CFD Study of Heat Transfer to Semi-Trailer Disc Brake Wheel-End Components during a Braking Event, Justin P. Fisher

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Exploring Neighborhood Level Variation in Incidence and Secondary Transmission of Seasonal Influenza, Melissa Freeland

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Living Into Our Values: How New Student Affairs Professionals Embody the Values of the Field, Katelyn Elaine Gaither

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Ethical Implications of CODIS, Lucy Grogan

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Algorithm for Geodetic Positioning Based On Angle-Of-Arrival of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcasts, Richard Allen Gross

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EMC Performance Evaluation of Various PCB Designs through Simulation and Measurements, Dimitri Häring

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Study of Cooling-Drag in a Generic Passenger Car Using CFD and Wind Tunnel, Md Maruf Hossain

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The Acute Effects of Melatonin on Striatal Dopamine Release: Progressive Electrochemical Analysis in an Ex Vivo Mouse Model Utilizing Fast Scan Cyclic Voltammetry, Kevin D. Hughes

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Swearing in a Second Language, Grace Irwin

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“We Are The Walking Dead”: Morality in Robert Kirkman’s Comics Series, Amy L. Jacobs

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CFD Study of Aerodynamic Drag Reduction Tool of a Generic Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), Samira Ishrat Jahan

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Methods of Estimating Foot and Ankle Power in Takeoff Phase of Standing Vertical Jump, Kundan Joshi

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Creation, Destruction, and the Tension Between: A Cautionary Note on Individuation in Tristan Egolf, W. G. Sebald, and Niall Williams, Nicholas Kanaar

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Radio direction finding using pseudo-Doppler for UAV-based Animal Tracking, Anup Karki

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Impacts of Shoreline Restoration and Source of Nutrient Enrichment on Macrophytes and Epiphytic Algal Communities, Paige Marie Kleindl

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Dynamic Carbon Cycling in Muskegon Lake – a Great Lakes Estuary, Katie Lynn Knapp

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Using landscape genetics to understand connectivity of an island population of eastern massasauga rattlesnakes (Sistrurus catenatus), Nathan Kudla

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Biological Invasions on a Large Scale: Investigating the Spread of Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila paniculata) Across North America, Sarah K. Lamar

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The implementation of qPCR beach monitoring methods: Analysis of a multi-lab validation study and the role of environmental parameters on a comparison of Colilert and qPCR methods, Molly J. Lane

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A Wrinkle in Autism Literature: An Analysis of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and Hope Larson’s A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel, Marla Larson

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Women & ADHD Functional Impairments: Beyond the Obvious, Noelle Marita Lynn

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Analysis of Connectivity in EMG Signals to Examine Neural Correlations in Muscular Activation of Lower Leg Muscles for Postural Stability, Diana McCrumb

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Investigating Student Service Member and Veteran Support in Higher Education, Andrew Robert McDonough

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Developing 5GL Concepts from User Interactions, David Stuckless Meyer

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Evaluating remote site incubators to support restoration of Arctic Grayling in Michigan, Alan J. Mock

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To Study the Current Distributions of an Antenna in Magnetized Collisional Plasma via PFFDTD Simulations, Sindhuja Moravineni

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A Comparative study of Wireless Star Networks Implemented with Current Wireless Protocols, Sizen Neupane

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The Effects of English Pronunciation Instruction on Listening Skills among Vietnamese Learners, Nguyet Nguyen

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Modeling and Improvement of Electronic Waste Collection System: Case Study at Grand Valley State University, Quang Tran Nhat Nguyen

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“Arriving at Your Own Door”: Transnational Identity Formation in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, Julie Oosterink

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Dental Topographic Analysis of Maxillary and Mandibular Phyllostomid Bat Dentitions: Implications for Dietary Prediction in the Fossil Record, Colin Pellegrom

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Habitat Use and Tributary Occupancy of the Threatened River Redhorse (Moxostoma carinatum) in the Grand River, MI, USA., Nicholas Michael Preville

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Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) Abundance in Relation to Habitat and Predator Assemblage Across the Apostle Islands, Jarod Reibel

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The Design and Development of a Device to Assist in Boosting Patients, Taylor A. Rieckhoff

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Bilingual Family Literacy Programming in West Michigan: Points of Alignment and Disconnect among Learners, Instructors, and Local Partners, Thomas J. Rogers

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Modeling of Optimized Neuro-Fuzzy Logic Based Active Vibration Control Method for Automotive Suspension, Mohammad Adom Safihulla

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Factors Associated with Rapid Repeat Pregnancy among Women in a Healthy Start Program in Kent County, Michigan, Sarah Jane Schmidt

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Language Attitudes of Writing Center Consultants: Perception and Expectation, Benjamin John Sparks

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The Impact of Healthy Living Education on Parents When Selecting Snacks for their Children, Daphnea Lou Sutherland

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The Sandman: The Artifice of Comics and Power of Dreams, Nathan Teft

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The Association Between Dietary Niche Variation in Rodents and Climate Change Across the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, Hannah K. Vermeer

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VHF Transmitter Development For Wildlife Tracking, Bryan Westra

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Habitat Use of the Climate-Sensitive Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) In the Manistee National Forest in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Spencer D. West

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“Not to Be Loved but to Lead”: Homosocial Soldiering in Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, Cliffton M. Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Fusion of Audio and Visual Information for Implementing Improved Speech Recognition System, Vikrant Satish Acharya

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Power Optimization of Solar Powered Standalone Wireless Sensor System, Rajan Amatya

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Object Detection, Classification, and Tracking for Autonomous Vehicle, Milan Aryal

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Efficient Implementation of IEEE 802.11i Wi-Fi Security (WPA2-PSK) Standard Using FPGA, Atal Bajracharya

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Deep Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Search and Rescue, Juan Gonzalo Cárcamo Zuluaga

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The Relationship between Neuroticism, Self-Esteem, and Disordered Eating Attitudes: Examining the Health at Every Size Theory, Liana Cho

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Modeling of Cold Compressor Pump Down Process, Kyle A. Dinger

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Privileged and Complicit: Education and Understanding of White Privilege at a Predominately White Institution, Chase Rourke Dolan

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Occupancy and detection of Yellow Perch in Great Lakes coastal wetlands, Kaitlyn M. Dykstra

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Incidence, Clinical Manifestations and Risk Factors of Acute Rheumatic Fever: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Global Perspective, Jessica Fritzler

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The relationship between feeding type and temporomandibular joint morphology in superfamily Musteloidea, Travis L. Garvin

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14-3-3 Protein Rad24 and its Effect on Mid1 Localization and Contractile Acto- Myosin Ring Assembly During Cytokinesis in S. pombe, Anissa P. Grawe

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An Examination of the Relationship between Use of Counseling Services and Emotional Resiliency Development, Chelse M. Hawkins

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Environmental factors influencing amphibian community assemblage in dune wetlands on the Lake Michigan coast, Alex H. Jouney

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Analysis of Growth and Prevalence of Malnutrition during Total Parenteral Nutrition Weaning: A Methodological Demonstration, Lauren Ashley Kane

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Annie Dillard: At the Altar of Nature, Kelley A. Kasul

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Mathematical Modeling and Empirical Validation of a Conceptual Exoskeleton for Astronaut Glove Augmentation, Joseph Kissling

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“Who has a right to say what focus is the legitimate focus?” Tennessee Williams and Julia Margaret Cameron’s Theatrical Portraits of Women, Jennifer M. Klug

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Reaching the Sacred Through the Secular: Biblical Elements and the Superiority of Divine Love in Three of Marie de France’s Lais, Sarah J. Kooienga

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Home-range Dynamics and Resource Selection of American Marten (Martes americana) in Michigan’s Northern Lower Peninsula, Angela Kujawa

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Use of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment as an Early Indicator of Tumor Progression in Patient with Stage III and IV Gliomas, Eric David Laney

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Cold Careers and Occupational Hazards: The Occupational Preferences of Canadian Serial Killers, Christina E. Ledezma

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Genetic structure of invasive baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata) populations in a Michigan dune system, Hailee B. Leimbach-Maus

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Intergenerational Incarceration and Inmate Adjustment, Sarah C. Light

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Modelling the Financial Effects of Naïve Neutral Zone Limits on Energy Storage Systems Participating in Midwest ISO Energy Markets Under Frequency Regulation Prioritization Policies, Patrick J. McCarthy

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What to Expect? An Exploration of International Student Experience, Meagan Mullen