This collection features all master's theses produced by students at Central Washington University. For more information, please see the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

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Theses from 2022

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Standards-Based Grading in the Culinary Arts Classroom, Kathryn Bart

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Assessing the Effects of Instream Large Wood on Floodplain Aquifer Recharge and Storage at Indian Creek, Kittitas County, Washington, USA, Stephen Bartlett

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Investigating the Effects of Body Weight Fluctuations on Insulin Resistance in Adults: a NHANES Study, Jessica Claire Burke

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Parental Status as a Modifying Factor in COVID-19 Vaccination Status: A Mixed Methods Approach, MacKenzie Carter

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Hanford Nuclear Site Cultural Resource GIS Analysis: A Case Study Investigating Pre-Contact Travel Networks and Site and Artifact Locations, Luciana R. Chester

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A Contentious Crop: Exploring the Regulatory Debate of Solar Power Production Facilities in Kittitas County, Washington, Daphne Condon

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The Interrelatedness of Attachment Insecurity, Alexithymia, and Emotional Loneliness, Becky Fromm

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Investigating the Archaeological Record Using a High-Resolution GIS Land Use Model in the East Saddle Mountains, Grant County, Washington., Mars Galloway

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Examining Enrichment Use by Captive Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), Julia L. Greeson

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Who's Included? A Systematic Review of Socio-demographics and Participant Recruitment within the Investigation of Periodontal Disease and its Treatment Effect on Hemoglobin A1c, Jaclyn L. Johnson

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Examining the Function of Stone Wrapping Behavioral Pattern in Balinese Long-Tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis), Patricia Mitchell

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Factors Influencing Intestinal Parasite in Black-and-White Ruffed Lemurs (Varecia variegata), Eliette Noromalala

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The Use of Gesture Forms Within Sequence in Free-Living Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) In Gombe National Park, Tanzania, Caroline Ratliff

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Interpretable Machine Learning for Self-service High-risk Decision Making, Charles Recaido

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Associations Between Atherogenic Markers and Hearing Loss: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: 2011-2012, 2015-2016, Anna Anya Rombakh

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A Comparison of Chimpanzee Wound Rates Before and During COVID-19 Zoo Closures, Robin Elana Salak

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Longitudinal Patterns of Microplastic Abundance and Potential for Food Web Uptake in the Yakima River, Janell Shah

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The Use of Macromorphoscopic Analysis to Examine Nonmetric Skull Variation Within a Gorilla Subspecies: Gorilla gorilla gorilla, Chelsea J. Thompson

Theses from 2021

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Raw Material Usage and Stone Tool Manufacture in the Elwha River Valley, Zachary C. Allen

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The Human—Long-Tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) Interface at Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana, Thailand, Ashton M. Asbury

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The Personality of Primates: Opinions of Contemporary Primatologists, Courtney Dawn Aucoin

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Development of Environmental Metabarcoding Analysis for Use in Ecological Studies of Aquatic Fungal and Oomycete Communities Using Nanopore Sequencing, Douglas Bennett

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The Relationship between Eating Disorders, Weight Control Methods, and Body Satisfaction in Elite Female Runners Competing at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, Sophia Elizabeth Berg

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Ecological and Anthropogenic Influences on a Sentinel Species' Gut Microbiome, Carson E. Black

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Women and World War One: Perspectives on Women's Role in WWI Literature, Rachel Michelle Brown

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Patterning and Quality of Male-Male Interactions in Hamadryas Baboons (Papio hamadryas), John Calcitrai

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The immigrant in our head: Skin tone, social categorization, and support for policy, Patrizia Chirco

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Rock Glacier Hydrological Significance in a Warming World: A Geoecological Transect in the North Cascades, Washington, Jessica Abadie Coffey

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Cold-Induced Metabolic Changes in Lean, NAG-1 Transgenic Mice, Rachel J. Davey

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Evaluating the Analytical Contribution of 1/8-Inch (0.32 Centimeter) Lithic Debitage at the Sunrise Ridge Borrow Pit Site (45PI408), David R. Davis

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Long-term Geomorphic Effects of the Glines Canyon Dam Removal on the Elwha River, Washington, USA, Alyssa D. DeMott

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Playing with Relatives: Genetic Kinship and Play Behavior in Juvenile Tibetan Macaques, Riley Derby

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Extirpation Risk of the Endangered Golden Langur (Trachypithecus geei) Inside and Outside Biological Corridors, Langthel Sub-district, Trongsa, Central District Bhutan, Kuenzang Dorji

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Geologic Mapping along the Benton Spring Fault, Nevada: Dextrally-offset Tuff-filled Paleovalleys in the Central Walker Lane, Peter Dubyoski

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Women and Violence in Revolutionary Russia, 1860-1925, Jenny R. Findsen

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Gender and Conservation: A Comparative Study of the Bison and Wild Horse Conservation Movements, Holly Charlotte Fleshman

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Comparing Semi-Urban and Forest Populations of the Jalisco Mud Turtle (Kinosternon chimalhuaca), Jose Garrido

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A Regional Synthesis of Post-Glacial Fire History in the Eastern Cascades, Washington, Using Macroscopic Charcoal Analysis, Brynn Harrison

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Organic-Input Impacts on Soil Carbon Flux, Storage, and Budget in Conservation Agricultural Soils, Central Washington, USA, Jessica Hartman

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Immigration Offenses Throughout Federal Sentencing: An Analysis of the Impact of Political Affiliation Among Districts, Robin Hood

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Water Surfaces Detection from Sentinel-1 SAR Images using Deep Learning, Chao Huang Lin

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Sport, Kul’turnost, and Physical Culture in the Khrushchev Era Soviet Union, 1953-1964, James Henry Jennings

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Visualization for Solving Non-image Problems and Saliency Mapping, Divya Chandrika Kalla

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Critically Evaluating Website Credibility: Factors that Influence Perceptions of Online Mental Health Information, Mikayla Kimery

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The Effects of Priming on Framing Bias: An Integrative Study Examining Mortality Salience, Self-Affirmation, and Emotional Intelligence, Kyle Klaassen

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Transitioning to Legalization of Cannabis in Washington State: Regulations’ Impacts on Commodification, Metabolism, & Labor Practices, Rob Loewen

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Graduate School Psychology Students’ Self Report on Multicultural Competence and Program Satisfaction, Jasmin Moreno Sanchez

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Full Interpretable Machine Learning Method with In-line Coordinates, Hoang Phan

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Bias and Fairness of Evasion Attacks in Image Perturbation, SiChong Qin

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Evaluating compassion satisfaction and the risk of compassion fatigue among those working at non-human primate sanctuaries and wildlife centers, Madalyn Rantala

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Tsunami Deposits and Tsunami Modeling of the 900 AD Seattle Fault Event in Northern Puget Sound, Andrew A. Raulerson

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Clinical Test Versus Self-Test for Prediabetes: Outcomes in Diabetes Prevention Based on Mode of Diagnosis, Debra J. Rich

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Destalinization and its Impact on Gulag Returnees in the Khrushchev Era, 1953-1964, Kendal Ridgeway

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The Development of a Survey Instrument to Assess Racial and Cultural Inclusiveness: A Case Study of Staff, Jolene Rios

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Quantifying the Impact of Remapping Floodplains on Residential Property Values in Snohomish County, Washington: A Hedonic Approach, Carson Joseph Risner

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The Effect of Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics on Indicators of Lactose Intolerance: A Systematic Review, Taylor Roice

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Frontal Alpha Wave Asymmetry in regard to Affect, Monica Leigh Sewell

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Embodied Performance As Queer Theatre Historiography: Translation, Gender, Identity, and Temporalities in Mikhail Kuzmin's The Dangerous Precaution, Keenan Shionalyn

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An Analysis of Tachylyte and Other Volcanic Glasses in Washington Archaeology, Mallory M. Triplett

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Evaluating the Spatial Trends and Statistical Determinants of Residential Solar Uptake in Washington State, Caleb Michael Valko

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Interactive Visual Self-service Data Classification Approach to Democratize Machine Learning, Sridevi Narayana Wagle

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An Ecological Comparison Between Resource Subsidies: Pacific Lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) and Pacific Salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.), Jocelyn Wensloff

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Mental Health Risks & Patterns Among On-Campus Resident Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Brooke Writer

Theses from 2020

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Lithic Technological and Functional Variability between Mesa and Riverine Environments in the Mid-Columbia River Basin, Josh Allen

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Late Holocene Paleoflood Hydrology of the Snake River in the Lower Hells Canyon, Idaho, Kent C. Allen

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Image Forgery Detection with Machine Learning, Lubna Alzamil

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The Development of Social Behavior in the Tibetan Macaque (Macaca thibetana), Rose Amrhein

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Tekison Cave: A Case Study in Archaeological Collection Rehabilitation and Accessibility, Jackey Anderson

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The Seasonality and Parasite Richness and Prevalence of the Weddelli’s Saddleback Tamarin (Leontocebus Weddelli), Krista Banda

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Examining Environmental Use by Captive Lemur catta and Varecia rubra, Rhiannon Belcher

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Mapping and Modeling the Seattle Fault Tsunami Inundation in Puget Sound, David Bruce

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Effects of Different Housing Configurations on Captive Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) Behavior in Holding Area During Construction, Kailyn Campbell

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“They are like Children”: Father Wilbur and Paternalism at Fort Simcoe, 1860-1890, Cassandra Carroll

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Group Differences in Mother-Infant Macaca fascicularis Behavior, Parasite Load, and Body Condition within an Anthropogenically Altered Forest, Elizabeth M.C. Coggeshall

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Documenting the Earthquake History of the Thousand Springs Fault in Summer Lake Basin, Oregon, USA, Elizabeth Curtiss

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Optimizing Pollution Routing Problem, Shivika Dewan

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Sampling the Local Fare: Fishes at the Sam Israel House Pit (45GR76), Soap Lake, Washington, Adam Fruge

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Risk of Low Energy Availability in Elite Male Athletes with Spinal Cord Injury, Savannah Glasgow

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Examining how comfortable Students are in Contacting Campus Police at Central Washington University, Luis Gomez

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Investigating the Spatial and Statistical Dimensions of Mortuary Choice in the Historical-Period Old City Cemetery in Roslyn, Washington, Sarah Rain Hibdon

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Effects of Illness Type and Empathy Induction On Illness-Related Stigma in Undergraduate Students, Karlie Hill

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Image Features for Tuberculosis Classification in Digital Chest Radiographs, Brian Hooper

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Modeling Cle Elum Reservoir Shoreline Erosion: GIS Analysis to Support Cultural and Environmental Resource Management, Yakima Basin, Washington, Michael H. Horner

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Recovering Lost Information From Avocational Projectile Point Collections, Mackenzie Hughes

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A Pilot Study: Observations of Patients Participating in Heart Failure Shared Medical Appointments while Receiveing Nutrition Education, Hannah Hugo

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The Economic Impact of Forest Harvest Practices on Washington State Park Visitation, Tyler Humphries

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A Resource Management Analysis of Olympia and Pacific Oysters in Puget Sound, Liliana Kaeding

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Me, Myself, and I: The Impact of Metacognitive Strategies on Student Locus of Control and Critical Thinking Skills, Danielle Kuchler

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A Functional Analysis of Recorded Pre-Contact Archaeological Sites on Lopez Island, Washington, Julia Kunas

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Mood Effects and Individual Differences on Reappraisal and Distraction: An ERP Study of the Sensitivity of Emotion Regulation Strategies, Elsa Mastico

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Hand Preference for Holding, Tapping, Probing and Digit-Feeding in Captive Adult Aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis), Robert Shaun Mayo

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Early Life History and Stock Discrimination of Kokanee Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in an Alpine Lake Environment, Alexandra McCarrel

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The Effects of Chinese and Spanish Writing Systems on L2 English Learners’ Vocabulary Acquisition, John Mitchell

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Comparing Rusle LS Calculation Methods across Varying DEM Resolutions, Amanda Moody

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Distribution of Invasive Plant Species on Debris Cones at Mount Rainier National Park, Shaun Morrison

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Forgive Them, Forgive Them Not: The Role of Remorse and Empathy in Interpersonal Forgiveness, Molly Mortensen

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Environmental DNA is an Effective Method to Monitor Species in Various Freshwater Habitats, Kayleigh Mullen

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Toadal Isolation: Genetic Connectivity of the Western Toad (Anaxyrus boreas) along I-90 in the Snoqualmie Pass Area of Washington State, Anneliese Myers

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Toward Efficient Automation of Interpretable Machine Learning Boosting, Nathan Neuhaus

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Effects of Western Spruce Budworm Herbivory on Forest Soils and Litter Decomposition in Central Washington, Izak R. Neziri