Northern Michigan University Master's Theses

This is an electronic repository of the intellectual output of Northern Michigan University Master's graduates and provides an organized way to preserve theses in a digital format .

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Theses from 2017

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EVALUATING THE USE OF SELF-RELEVANT STIMULI IN ATTENTION BIAS MODIFICATION TRAINING AS A TREATMENT FOR ANXIETY: A NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY STUDY, Jacob Scott Aday

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Claiming Primordial Landscapes: Science and Imperialism in Turn-of-the-Century Science Fiction Novels, Kaitlin S. Andersen

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36 Yellow Fields to One White Rhino, Sarah Bates

Get Lost Then Turn, Michael Berry

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Information Sharing, Transparency, and E-Governance Among County Government Offices in Southeastern Michigan, Lawrence Bosek

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Dead in the Crosswalk, Jacqueline H. Boucher

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A PLATFORM FOR THE DISCOVERY AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PROTEINS THAT ASSOCIATE WITH PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA RNA POLYMERASE, Danielle N. Brogren and Danielle N. Brogren

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THE ACUTE AND CHRONIC EFFECTS OF HIGHLY CUSHIONED SHOES ON LOADING CHARACTERISTICS IN RECREATIONAL RUNNERS, Jessica Corkin

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The Saleing Subculture, Hayli M. Cox

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WALKING IN WAVES, Sarah David

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COMPARISON OF CLINICAL VERSUS MECHANICAL MEASUREMENTS IN DETECTING LOWER LIMB ASYMMETRIES ASSOCIATED WITH A SECOND ACL INJURY, Alicia E. DenHerder

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Gaming for Meaning: Video Games and Evolving Reader Response, Reannon Dykehouse

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Hollowend, Hayley M. Fitz

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BERINGIAN BIOGEOGRAPHY: PATTERNS OF INTERCONTINENTAL DISPERSAL AND THE STRUCTURING OF A HOLARCTIC TAPEWORM GENUS, Genevieve M. Haas

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A WALK THROUGH TRAUMA, Amy E. Hinrichs 6126190111

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The Effect of Hyperthermic Whole Body Heat Stimulus (Sauna) on Heat Shock Protein 70 and Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy in Young Males during Weight Training, Brandon C. Jones Mr.

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MOLECULAR SUBTYPING OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS ISOLATES FROM THE U.P. COMMUNITY FOR THE PRESENCE OF TOXIN-ENCODING GENES, Carol I. Kessel

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Will you be my mentor? Self-selecting a mentor during student teaching., Linda Ludwig

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In Post Memoriam: An Exploration of Family and Grieving, Courtney A. Mauck

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Post-Activation Potentiation: Decay or Fatigue Delay, Ryan L. Meidinger

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Sub-lethal and lethal effects of a neonicotinoid pesticide on the development of Northern leopard frog tadpoles., Travis A. Moe

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The Role of Stereotype Threat in Mental Rotation, Bridget A. Parler

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BASIGIN-2 MEDIATED ACTIVATION OF ERK1/2 SIGNALING IN HUMAN GLIOBLASTOMA MULTIFORME CELLS, Erik R. Peterson

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A NIRS Study of Violinists and Pianists Employing Motor and Music Imageries to Assess Neural Differences in Music Perception, Sonja Prychitko

An Arbitrary Formation of Unspecified Value, Jennifer K. Quartararo

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A Rapid Colorimetric Peptide Nucleic Acid Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Assay for the Detection of the IDH1 Mutation in Glioblastoma, Edward J. Raack

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Phylogenetic studies of the Madagascan freshwater crabs (Potamoidea, Potamonautidae, Deckeniinae), Rainee Stevens 8016444266

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GROWTH PATTERNS AND SIZE-GROUP INTERACTIONS IN HATCHERY-REARED AGE-0 LAKE STURGEON, Joseph M. Susco

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Examining How Novices, Apprenticing Experts, and Disciplinary Experts Approach Reading Academic Texts, Hali A. Tavalsky

Wildlife: Stories, Jason D. Teal

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COMPARATIVE BIOGEOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICAN PIKA PARASITES: UNRAVELING A HISTORY DRIVEN BY CLIMATE CHANGE, Heather M. Toman

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CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSMEMBRANE PROTEIN 35 EXPRESSION: CONSIDERATIONS OF SEX AND OVARIAN HORMONES, Amanda M. Vanderplow

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FLEAS OF THE AMERICAN PIKA: DIVERSITY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY IN NORTH AMERICA’S INTERMOUNTAIN WEST, Niyomi Wijewardena

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The Rural School District: To Survive and Thrive, A Look at Schools In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan And How They Serve Their Communities Today And In The Future, Erich W. Ziegler

Theses from 2016

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The Trash Birder's Guide, Ashely Adams

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EXAMINING THE NATURE AND DEVELOPMENT OF GROUP COHESION IN RESIDENCE HALL STAFFS, Thaher J. Aiyash

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Paper Conferences as Meaningful Feedback to Student Writing, Jessica N. Betz

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Paranormal Orgy, Cameron M. Contois

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A MARRIAGE SEWN TOGETHER, Marie E. Curran

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THE ROLE OF SKELETAL MUSCLE-SYNTHESIZED BRAIN-DERIVED NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR IN RETROGRADE TRANSPORT ALONG MOTORNEURON AXONS, Rebecca L. Dangremond

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Check the Box Marked Other: Exploring Gender in Family Life, Serenity E. Dougherty

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"That Hateful Prairie Wind": Violence and Ecophobia in Twentieth Century American Gothic, Jessica Duncan

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7-WEEKS OF YOGA TRAINING AND ITS EFFECTS ON FLEXIBILITY, RATE OF FORCE DEVELOPMENT, AND JUMP HEIGHT IN OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTERS, Andrew Ernst

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Dredge, Molly M. Fox

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Kingdom Come: Stories of Modern Appalachia, A. Paige Frazier

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Blind but Seeing: Post-clinical Medicine in Jose Saramago's Blindness, Matthew J. Ftacek

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Wolf Predation: Where and How Wolves Kill Beavers, and Confronting the Biases in Scat-Based Diet Studies, Thomas Gable

The Cranberry Club, Michael Giddings

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Classical Masculinity in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, Timothy N. Grams

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DIET ANALYSIS OF NATIVE AND NON-NATIVE JUVENILE SALMONIDS IN A LAKE SUPERIOR TRIBUTARY, Alexis C. Growe-Raney

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The Highlands, Amy Elisabeth Hansen

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EFFECTIVE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PRACTICES IN SCHOOLS WITH POSITIVE CLIMATES IN THE AGE OF HIGH-STAKES TEACHER EVALUATIONS, Kristina M. Hansen

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REMAIN, Johanna M. Hardy

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Personality and Longevity in the Profession of Athletic Training, Tyler Harris

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A Case Study in a Superintendent’s Leadership Under Duress, Anders C. Hill

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Evaluation of a Multiplex Real-Time PCR Assay to Simultaneously Detect Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus in Nasal Samples, Polly Hockberger

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A Novel and Rapid Staphylococcus aureus Bacterial Identification Method Utilizing ImmunoMagnetic Beads and Single Cell Laser-Light Scattering, Kaylagh Hollen

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12-DAY ADVENTURE RUN-HIKE TRAINING AT ALTITUDE IMPROVES SEA LEVEL 5KM PERFORMANCE, Andrew M. Jones

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THE FEAR OF DROWNING, Christen N. Kauffman

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WHALES AND OTHER MAMMALS: ESSAYS, Ryan Wesley Kauffman

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THE INVERSION LAYER: ESSAYS, Benjamin W. Kinney

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Lessons for an Educator: The Real Meaning of Sacrifice and Service, Courtney A. LeMire Mrs.

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THE HISTORY OF THE DISEASE CONCEPT OF SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCY, Brooke A. Lewis

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Transitioning from Elementary to Junior High: Action Research at Bark River-Harris School District, Jason B. Lockwood

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EXPATRIATES OF "GOOD" MOTHERHOOD: BEARING WITNESS, GUILT, AND BURDENS OF TRANSGRESSIVE MOTHERHOOD, Kelsey Nicole Lueptow

Engine, Robin C. McCarthy

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EXAMINATION OF CD133 AND CD147 AS CANCER STEM CELL MARKERS, Christopher McMahon

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THE NECK AS A POTENTIAL SITE FOR VESTIBULAR TACTILE SENSORY SUBSTITUTION, Kelly A. Morrow

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ENVELOPE ELEGY, Caleb P. Nelson

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The Fire in the Firefly: The Unspoken (Speaks), Ania S. Payne

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MULTIPLEX REAL TIME PCR and MELT CURVE ASSAY DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE and STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS, Melissa J. Pierpont

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USING A VIRTUAL WORLD FOR SCIENCE INSTRUCTION WITH FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS, Amy Eileen Pihlainen

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Molecular evolutionary analysis of the American pika (Ochotona princeps), Andrew Michael Rankin

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EFFECTS OF OPTOGENETIC ACTIVATION AND PHARMACOLOGICAL MODULATION OF DOPAMINE NEURONS, Remington J. Rice

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN P300 EVOKED POTENTIALS AND PREFRONTAL CORTEX OXYGEN USE: A COMBINED EEG AND NIRS STUDY, Will S. Rizer

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THE IMPACT OF MOVING FROM TWO-PERSON TO FOUR-PERSON TEAMS ON SEVENTH-GRADE STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS TOWARDS SCHOOL, Zachary B. Sedgwick

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TEACHERS’ AND ADMINISTRATORS' PERCEPTIONS OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP FOR K-12 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS, Travis S. Smith

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Deeper Than Roots, Braelyn D. Spencer

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ASSESSMENT OF NEUROTENSIN RECEPTOR AGONIST EFFECTS ON FEAR-POTENTIATED STARTLE, Mark Aaron Vanden Avond

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An Imaginary, Average Sun, Matthew Weinkam

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Upper Body Characteristics Related To Double Pole Performance in Female Cross Country Skiers, Karmen M. Whitham

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ANALYSIS OF TUMOR SPECIFIC PROTEIN EXPRESSION IN GLIOBLASTOMA MULTIFORME (GBMs) TUMORS THROUGH IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY, Amanda M. Wigand

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The Overexpression of Basigin-3 in Glioblastoma, Samantha M. Wightman

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How to Hitchhike West with a Promise, Max Wojciechowski

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Ghost, Moving, Andrea Wuorenmaa

Theses from 2015

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The Effects of High Intensity Intermittent Exercise in Normobaric Hypoxia on Aerobic Capacity and Body Composition in Overweight and Obese Sedentary Adults, Max W. Adolphs

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16-Bit Ghouls: A Novella, Alyssa M. Bersine

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HABITAT CHARACTERISTICS AND DEMOGRAPHY OF CALYPSO BULBOSA AND CYPRIPEDIUM ARIETINUM IN THE GRAND SABLE DUNES, MICHIGAN, Adrienne L. Bozic

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Yardbirds, Joshua A. Brewer

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WHITE SPRUCE (PICEA GLAUCA), MOOSE (ALCES ALCES) AND THE ORIGIN OF A ZOOTIC DISCLIMAX COMMUNITY ON ISLE ROYALE, Stephen C. Caird

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A COHORT STUDY INVESTIGATING AUTOANTIBODY LEVELS DURING AND AFTER INFECTION WITH INFLUENZA A VIRUS, Michelle Collins

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Return and Recovery: The Influence of Place on Blues Murder Ballads and Laguna Ceremony Cycles, Tyler J. Dettloff

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The Effect of Yoga on Growth Hormone Secretion in Young Men and Women, Aaron Eastham

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STOMACH CONTENT ANALYSIS OF BOTULISM-AFFECTED BIRDS IN LAKE MICHIGAN, David A. Essian

Finding Tuwaqachi, and Other Essays, Cory G. Ferrer

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A SURVEY OF THE COMMON LOON (Gavia immer) GENOME REVEALS PATTERNS OF NATURAL SELECTION, Zach G. Gayk

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EVALUATION AND APPLICATION OF POPULATION SIZE ESTIMATORS TO ASSESS BROOK TROUT (SALVELINUS FONTINALIS) RESPONSE TO A NON-NATIVE SALMONID REMOVAL IN A SMALL MICHIGAN COLDWATER STREAM, Joseph P. Gerbyshak

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PEDAGOGICAL PRAXIS IN AN AGE OF PRIVATIZATION: THE CONTRADICTION OF CHARTER SCHOOLS, Tracy D. Haack

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If I Disappear, Sofie Ellen Harsha

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RAPE PERCEPTION BASED ON RELIGIOUS ORIENTATION, GENDER, AND LENGTH OF RELATIONSHIP, Julie A. Herweyer