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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Variation in female mating behavior and success in the damselfly, Calopteryx maculata, Suzanne E. Allison

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Case Study: Provider for Program to Prevent the Revictimization of Persons Trafficked for Sex, Janis G. Arlow

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The Inuit vs. the Steamboat: Human Exhibitionism and Popular Concerns about the Effects of the Market Revolution in the Early Republic, Ryan Bachman

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Interteaching: Types of Prep Guide Questions and Their Effect on Student Quiz Performance, Verena S. Bethke

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Work-Family Conflict and Wellbeing Among Mothers in Higher Education, Brittany S. Bilodeau

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We Need a Little Christmas: The Shape and Significance of Christmas in America, 1945-1950, Ellen D. Blackmon

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Vertical movement of the endangered James Spinymussel (Pleurobema collina) and the Notched Rainbow mussel (Villosa constricta) in response to floods at different temperatures and substrates: Implications for conservation and management, Dorottya Boisen

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Stonewall on the Potomac: Gay Political Activism in Washington, DC, 1961-1973, Peter Bonds

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The Influence of Time-of-Day Consumption and Training Status on the Ergogenic Properties of Caffeine, James C. Boyett

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My Body, Our Illness: Negotiating Relational and Identity Tensions of Living with Mental Illness, Erin E. Casey

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A SINGLE NIGHT OF SLEEP RESTRICTION IMPAIRS RECOVERY FROM HEAVY EXERCISE, John D. Chase

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Richmond's Urban Crisis: Racial Transition during the Civil Rights Era, 1960-1977, Marvin T. Chiles

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911 Calls in Homicide Cases: What does the verbal behavior of the caller reveal?, Jon D. Cromer

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Management of Problem Behavior Maintained by Negative Reinforcement, Anna Leigh Cruise

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(Re)Positioning Black: Negotiating Racial Subjectivities in White Discursively Constructed Spaces, Elisa Davidson

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Prescription Strength Ibuprofen Interferes with Prophylactic Adaptations to Heavy Exercise, Jessica Ehrbar

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Using Morphometrics to Evaluate Taxonomic Relationships in Eleocharis tenuis (Cyperaceae), Lane D. Gibbons

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The Effect of the CYP1A2 -163 C>A Polymorphism on the Metabolism of Caffeine and Effect on Performance, Gabrielle E. Giersch

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Using Systematic Instruction to Teach Science to Students with Severe Disabilities, Anna E. Greene

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A LOW-CARBOHYDRATE KETOGENIC DIET COMBINED WITH 6 WEEKS OF CROSSFIT TRAINING IMPROVES BODY COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE, Rachel M. Gregory

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Achoo! Three Major US Newspapers Reporting on the Flu Before and After H1N1, Philip A. Harris

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Old Furnace Artist Residency: Art is a Conjunction, Jon William Henry

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“Knee High to a Grasshopper”: An Exploration of Appalachian Youth, Family Communication Patterns, and Depression, Cori Howard

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The Effect of Technology on Work-Life Balance: Women in Higher Education, Alexandra G. Hubbard

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Are There Bad Wins and Good Losses? Outcome Effects in Sport, Richard Erik Inglis

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The Effect of Cross-Cultural Differences on Team Performance Within an Educational Setting: A mixed methods study, Sevinj Iskandarova

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Exploring the Role of Networks and Proximity for Communication Satisfaction in an Academic Library, Jennifer A. Keach

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The Effect of Stimulus Location and Initial Posture on the Kinematics of the Nociceptive Withdrawal Reflex of the Tail in Intact and Unanaesthetized Rats, Yulhea Kim

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Padded Assumptions: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Patriarchal Menstruation Discourse, Kathryn M. Lese

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Next-Generation Sequencing of a Multi-Drug Resistance Plasmid Captured from Stream Sediment, kevin G. libuit

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A 16-Week Run Sprint Interval Training Does Not Have an Effect on Cardiovascular Risk Measured by Framingham Risk Score on Prediabetic Women, Joan A. Mandelson

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Germany in Afghanistan: The German Domestic Dispute on Military Deployment Overseas, Nils Martin

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The Effect of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Hemostasis in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients, Ryan A. Martin

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Occurrence, Antibiotic Resistance, and Survival of Fecal Enterococci in Turkey Litter, Steven Glynn McBride II

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ISIS Rhetoric: A War of Online Videos, Kathryn McDearis

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An Appointment with Dr. Joseph DeJarnette: An Analysis of a Leading Eugenics Advocate and How His Legacy has been Rewritten, 1906-1943, Brianna Melchione

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The Effect of Anchoring Vignettes on Factor Structures: Student Effort as an Example, Carolyn A. Miesen

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Examining Humor as a Rheotrical Tool: A Case Study on The Read, Edrees Nawabi

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Teaching for Artistic Behavior: A Collective Case Study, Caroline L. Nesmith

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Examining Latent Change Classes: An Application of Factor Mixture Modeling to Change Scores, Thai Q. Ong

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Trying to Restrict Her Range: The Backlash in Response to Ree Drummond, “The Pioneer Woman,” and Drummond’s Agency in Constructing and Profiting from a 21st Century Pioneering Persona, Jennifer R. Oskin

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Shift; Explorations in a Changing Sense of Self, Tara J. Ott

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The Effects of Differentiated Instruction on Student Engagement, Student Satisfaction, and Quality of Student Artwork in the High School Art Classroom, Lindsey R. Perrault

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The Effects of Chronic Partial Sleep Deprivation and Chronic Voluntary Alcohol Consumption on ΔFos B Accumulation, Kristian Ponder

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Contesting “Obligation”: Memory, Morality, and the (Re)Construction of Divestment Narratives, Christina Quint

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Staging a Successful Political Campaign in the Digital Era: How to Respond to Natural Disasters on Social Media, Erin Rider

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Generalization of joint attention: Using Parent Child Interaction Therapy to program social skills in children with developmental disorders, Thomas E. Rigg

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The Effect of Sleep Restriction on Coagulation and Fibrinolysis After Heavy Exercise, Paul A. Roberson

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An EPIC Teaching Experience: A Case Study of Pedagogically Innovative Undergraduate Classrooms, Tiffany T. Runion

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The Effects of Virtual Coaching on Olympic Lift Performance, Julia M. Santos

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Nutritional and Physical Activity Behaviors of Certified Athletic Trainers in the Collegiate Setting, Danielle M. Scanlon

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Disordered Eating Behaviors in Collegiate Athletes, Kelly M. Schatzlein

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Good Union People: Enduring Bonds Between Black and White Unionists in the Civil War and Beyond, James Schruefer

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The Urban Heat Island Effect in Malta and the Adequacy of Green Roofs in its Mitigation, Jonathan Scicluna Mr

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Athletic Trainers' or Athletic Training Students' Perceptions of Sexual Harassment by Student-Athletes in the Collegiate Setting, Amber M. Simmons

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Academic Support of Student-Athletes: A Cross-Conference Comparison, Rachel F. Simon

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A Tank Full of Wishful Thinking: Crystallizing the Rhythms of the Road, Leanna K. Smithberger

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The Alliant Intercultural Competency Scale: An Examination of Psychometric Properties and Validity Evidence, Elizabeth L. Smith

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The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society: How Jehovah’s Witnesses Denounced and Resisted the Nazi Regime, Elena Sorchiotti

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Inter-Professional Collaboration: The Impact of Serial Versus Merged Treatment on the Behavior of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Robyn Starry

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Their Swords, Our Plowshares: "Peaceful" Nuclear Weapons, Propaganda, and Cold War Memory Expressed in Film: 1959-1989, Michael A. St. Jacques

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Understanding the Human Domain: Modification and Utilization of a Leopold Matrix to Assess the Impact of Activity Based Intelligence and Open Source Information or other Proposed Solutions, Kenneth Sydnor

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The Effect of Sex and Footwear on Dynamic Changes during the Loaded Barbell Back Squat, Ameera N. Teal

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The Effect of Water Quality on the Survival and Fitness of Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) Eggs, Alevins and Fry in Aquaculture and Deep Springs along the South River in Waynesboro, VA, Thomas D. Teears

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Improving The Security Of Wireless Sensor Networks, Mauricio Tellez Nava

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Home Starts from Within, Joliza G. Terry

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Prioritizing eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) for secondary imidacloprid treatment against the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) in Shenandoah National Park, Katelyn Walters

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A Dissonance Intervention to Reduce Implicit Prejudice Against Arab Muslims, Cheryl Alyssa Welch

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Context Effects of False Remember Responses in Older and Younger Adults, Casey M. Williamson

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In Search of Askia Mohammed: The Epic of Askia Mohammed as Cultural History and Songhay Foundational Myth, Joe Wilson

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Effect of Distance Caregiver Coaching on Functional Skills of a Child with Traumatic Brain Injury, Michelle R. Witt

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Fort Hunt's PO Box 1142, Lindsey Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Effects of a Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet on Power Lifting Performance and Body Composition, Jessica L. Agee

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Competitive Drive in Varsity and Club Collegiate Student-Athletes: The Correlation Between Motivation, Influences, and Coach-Athlete Relationship, Carolann R. Baldridge

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Inner Sound: Contemporary Abstract Photography in the Wet-Plate Collodion Process, Brian Barger

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International Distance Coaching of Therapists to Improve Verbal Behavior by Children with Autism, Ana Barkaia

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American Identity Crisis, 1789-1815: Foreign Affairs and the Formation of American National Identity, George E. Best

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Policing Charities: A Genealogy of the American Nonprofit in the Context of Neoliberalism, Jaclyn Carroll

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The Sentence Continues: Breaking Silences and Becoming Authors through The Semicolon Project, Brooke E. Covington

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The Struggle in the Shenandoah: The Relationship Between Tactics and Attrition in the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864, Joseph A. D'Arezzo

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‘our sentiments of sympathy for the late unwarranted, cruel, and barbarous massacre’: The American Jewish Response to the Damascus Affair, Matt B. Darroch

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Place, Space, and Family: A rhetorical analysis of the resistance rhetoric of Judy Bonds, Alex K. Davenport

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Making sense of mediation: The intersection of critical event narratives at a community conflict resolution center, Eric Dirth

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The Misconception of Knowing, the Invention of Time; Curiosities & Introspections of Vernacular Photography, Patricia D. Drummond

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The Effect of Controlled Burns on Abundance of Woody Species at Buck Mountain, West Virginia, Barry E. Edgar

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Using Capture-Mark-Recapture Techniques to Estimate Detection Probabilities & Fidelity of Expression for The Critically Endangered James Spinymussel (Pleurobema collina)., Alaina C. Esposito

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Vanguardia Mujerista Haciendo Escuela: An Oral History of Cuban Feminism, Marie Eszenyi

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Emergency Cardiac Care in Athletic Training Education, Erica M. Filep

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The Rough South and New Southern Studies: Crossroads and Constellations, Amanda Freeman

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Comparison of the antibacterial, colloidal, and hemolytic properties of novel triple-headed, triscationic amphiphiles, Tara Gallagher

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The Effect of Run Sprint Interval Training on Prediabetic Adults: Health Related Quality of Life, Perceived Enjoyment, and Exercise Adherence, Nicole M. Gilbertson

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The Use of Differential Reinforcement to Increase Participation/Engagement in Children with Autism in an Inclusion Setting, Kayla Gionti

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Multicultural to Intercultural Art Education, Kathryn A. Gong

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Enhancing psychology majors’ meta-cognitive understanding of desirable workplace skills using a short discussion-based in-class activity, Alena S. Gordienko

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Occupy the Future: A Rhetorical Analysis of Dystopian Film and the Occupy Movement, Justin J. Grandinetti

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Propensity Score Matching in Higher Education Assessment, Heather D. Harris

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The Effect of Run Sprint Interval Training on Diabetic Metabolic Markers in Prediabetic Adults, Kathryn L. Hilovsky

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Myside Bias in Probabilistic Ethical Decision Making, Richard E. Hohn

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Identity Disclosure in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Patient-Provider Communication, Nicole Hudak

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Predicting Bystander Attitudes Using Rape Myth Acceptance and Adherence to the Commodity Model of Sex, Kimberly J. Johnson