Masters Theses

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Research and development of a computational simulation of a rat tail, Abed Adawi

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The impact of acute exercise on factor VIII in young e-cigarette smokers, Andrew Allen

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Because I, as a Black Woman, Can: Using autoethnography to investigate and evaluate hegemonic systems of oppression facing queer black women, Mayah-Peacelynn Bell

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Population status, threats, and conservation of Preuss's red colobus (Piliocolobus preussi) and other diurnal primates in the Ndokbou forest, Littoral Region, Cameroon, Ruth Bowers-Sword

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Microglia and fractalkine involvement in shaping multimodal midbrain circuitry, Cooper A. Brett

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Under cover of lightness: How mixed-race Americans navigated the racial codes of Antebellum America, Alexander Brooks

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Using differential reinforcement and stimulus control to decrease child elopement and increase engagement in play, Emory C. Bruno

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Unearthing Strata and Changing Waters: A Landscape for Today, Mallory Porter Burrell

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Compensatory behaviors during a 12-week vigorous interval intervention in post-bariatric men and women, Kristen Byrne

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Serialized soldiers and the new archetype: America’s portrayal of soldiers in the Post-Vietnam Era, Rachel Childers

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Lipoprotein associated phospholipase A2 in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea, Kendall G. Clark

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Mice meet world: How Disney and Nintendo allowed consumers to escape from, re-enter, and later re-envision a war torn world, Samantha Constantine

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The bohemian Bolsheviks, Dale Cook

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Propensity score matching and generalized boosted modeling in the context of model misspecification: A simulation study, Briana G. Craig

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The effect of varying fatty acid composition in a High-Fat Meal and its impact on postprandial airway inflammation, Breanna L. Davidson

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Impacts of an international professional development program: A qualitative study, Marijn de Waal

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The effects of generalized stress and anxiety on clinical athletic training students: A qualitative study, Morgan Dumont

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“A lot of stories in my mind”: Perspectives of children and elders living with dementia on intergenerational collaboration in a participatory music project, Cameron Dusman

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Free speech or sedition: Clement L. Valladigham and the Copperheads, 1860-1864, John Forsyth

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Finding my feet: An autoethnographic study of a Kosovar student, Erjona Gashi

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Perceptions and identity: Poverty in 19th century Rockingham County, Kayla Heslin

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"The twilight-colored smell of honeysuckle:" William Faulkner, the South, and literature as a site of memory, Emily Innes

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Analysis of an antecedent prompting error correction on rates of disruptive behaviors and compliance in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Emily Knox

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A woman's place: Historicizing the persistence of the gender gap, Alexandra Jaclyn Kolleda

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Protecting the image of a nation: Jim Crow propaganda, Kevin Leaven

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Effects of a Visual Script with Multiple Peer Responses on the Reciprocal Responses of Preschool-Aged Children During Play, Shea Manship

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Singing in the beginning band classroom, Sarah Jane Moyer

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Therapeutic potential of a ketogenic diet in the treatment of major depressive disorder, Jordan A. Murrin

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An exploration of student athletes perception on the athletic trainer/coach relationship, Nikki Owens

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The (in)visible woman: A performative autoethnographic exploration of queer femme-ininity and queer isolation, Bri Ozalas

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Modeling species distribution and habitat suitability of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) in Virginia, Jacob Peters

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Isolation, enumeration and antibiotic profiling of Vibrio vulnificus and V. parahaemolyticus from coastal Virginia, Stanley Peyton

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Reconciling with slavery in the United States: An evolving narrative, Jamie Phlegar

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Sport participation for people with disabilities: Examining perceived constraints to participation in sport, Allison Pinello

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Making engineers: An ethnography of undergraduate engineering students in a project-based program, Bethany Popelish

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The effects of antibiotics and probiotics on memory and depression across age groups, Amanda Powell

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Determining the impacts of urbanization on song structure and its function in territorial defense for gray catbirds (Dumetella carolinensis), Morgan L. Rhodes

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"The fact of the Black poet": Four phenomenological interviews with prominent American writers on the impact of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, Karen E. Risch Mott

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The impact of e-cigarette smoking on pulmonary responses to maximal exercise, Chelsea N. Robinson

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(Re)Canonizing the Tool: Constructions and Insincerity in the Digital Age, Danielle Romagno

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The Effects of training modality on acquisition of therapeutic skills using Behavior Skills Training (BST): In-vivo vs. tele-training modality, Sabrena Samuel

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Splitting up a complex mess: The effectiveness of statistical analysis on delimiting species complexes, Sara N. Schoen

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Examining the identities of white cisgender female elementary education pre-service teachers: A qualitative case study, Kayla Schroeder

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Market to table: A physical activity and healthful eating approach to diabetes prevention, Alison Schwartz

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Using behavioral skills training and video examples to teach undergraduates to identify the function of behaviors, Eliana A. Segal

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Diplomacy and the American Civil War: The impact on Anglo-American relations, Johnathan Seitz

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Impact of 12-weeks of Nordic Pole walking on arterial stiffness in sedentary overweight and obese adults, Arber Shehu

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Mitigating real-time relay phishing attacks against mobile push notification based two-factor authentication systems, Casey Silver

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Antibacterial properties of novel amphiphiles, Ariana Simeone

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Threshold concepts and transfer: A curriculum mapping tool for first-year writing, Kerry Smith

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Assessing the utility of a brief abstinence test to reduce smartphone and social media use, Taylor Stanley

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Fear and rebellion in South Carolina: The 1739 Stono Rebellion and Colonial Slave Society, William Stanley

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A comparison of technology based and non-technology based self-monitoring systems towards increasing on-task behavior in students with disabilities, Cindy Steele May

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Die Kunst des Betrugs: An Analysis of National Socialist Propaganda, Nicholas Strasser

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Young, gifted, and black: A narrative of persistence of black women in academia, Zelda Tackey

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Return to school 1 year after traumatic brain injury: A study using the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Database, Kathryn Tarnai

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The effects of undesirable distractors on estimates of ability, Kathryn N. Thompson

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A multi-input deep learning model for C/C++ source code attribution, Richard Tindell

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Effects of unilateral and bilateral squatting on rotational speed in male and female collegiate golfers, Emmett Van Der Snick

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Habitat utilization and impact of flooding on James spinymussel (Parvaspina collina) populations in Virginia streams, Christine Ann Verdream

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The effects of using perseverative interests or obsessions on token economies for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, Jennie Verive

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Do Innexins function in the extreme cold response of Drosophila melanogaster, Madison A. Ward

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University music engagement: A mixed methods examination of university student music participation and institutional responsibility for expanded opportunities, Daniel B. Warren

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Cuba’s use of political imagery in creating societal gender norms: 1940-1980, Matthew Wingfield