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Dissertations from 2015

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RECONSTRUCTING GEOMETRIC STRUCTURES FROM COMBINATORIAL AND METRIC INFORMATION, Md Ashraful Alam, Computer Science

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GUIDELINES FOR SCHEDULING IN PRIMARY CARE: AN EMPIRICALLY DRIVEN MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING APPROACH, Hyun Jung Alvarez Oh, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Uncovering and Recovering Cleared Galloway: The Lowland Clearances and Improvement in Scotland, Christine B. Anderson, Anthropology

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AN ANALYSIS OF STUDENT LEARNING STRATEGIES IN HIGH ENROLLMENT COMPUTER-BASED COLLEGE COURSES, gordon c. anderson, Computer Science

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DEVELOPING FLUORESCENT SENSORS FOR THE BIOIMAGING OF CHELATABLE IRON(III) IONS, Ziya Aydin, Chemistry

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Assembly and Deformation of Amphiphilic Copolymers and Networks at Fluid Interfaces, Jinhye Bae, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Democratic Potential For a Multiplicity of Public Spaces: A Content Analysis of Media-Hosted Discussion Boards, Bryan M. Baldwin, Communication

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PROMOTING POSITIVE TEACHER-CHILD INTERACTIONS THROUGH IMPLEMENTATION OF A SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING CURRICULUM WITH PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK, Elizabeth S. Barker, School Psychology

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Using Social Network Analysis to Investigate the Relationship between School-Based Team Communication Networks and Implementation of Positive Behavior Support Systems, Shannon K. Barry, School Psychology

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Fundamental Limits of Covert Communication, Boulat A. Bash, Computer Science

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LAYER-by-LAYER ANTIMICROBIAL N-HALAMINE POLYMER COATINGS FOR FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS, Luis J. Bastarrachea Gutierrez, Food Science

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Microscopic Modeling of Driver Behavior Based on Modifying Field Theory for Work Zone Application, Andrew L. Berthaume, Civil Engineering

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Tailoring nanoparticles and polymers for cooperative interfacial and surface interactions, Irem Bolukbasi, Polymer Science and Engineering

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ILLEGAL HUNTING ON THE MASOALA PENINSULA OF MADAGASCAR: ITS EXTENT, CAUSES, AND IMPACT ON LEMURS AND HUMANS, Cortni Borgerson, Anthropology

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SEDIMENT RECORDS FROM COASTAL PONDS: TEMPORAL ARCHIVES OF STORM INUNDATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE, Christine M. Brandon, Geosciences

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Catch the Bus: Investigating the Correlations between Teacher Collaborative Action-Taking and Self-Efficacy, Tara B. Brandt, Education (also CAGS)

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Plantar Pressure, Cutaneous Sensation and Stochastic Resonance: An Examination of Factors Influencing the Control and Perception of Posture, Michael A. Busa, Kinesiology

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IMAGING HER SELVES: BLACK WOMEN ARTISTS, RESISTANCE, IMAGE AND REPRESENTATION, 1938-1956, Heather Zahra Caldwell, Afro-American Studies

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“AS CHILD IN TIME”: CHILDHOOD, TEMPORALITY, AND 19th CENTURY U.S. LITERARY IMAGININGS OF DEMOCRACY, Marissa Carrere, English

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Learning Parameterized Skills, Bruno Castro da Silva, Computer Science

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The (Dis)Ability of Color; or, That Middle World: Toward A New Understanding of 19th and 20th Century Passing Narratives, Julia S. Charles, Afro-American Studies

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AGGREGATION AND INTERFACIAL BEHAVIOR OF CHARGED SURFACTANTS IN IONIC LIQUIDS, Lang Chen, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Robust Mobile Data Transport: Modeling, Measurements, and Implementation, Yung-Chih Chen, Computer Science

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TUNABLE PHOTONIC MULTILAYERS FROM STIMULUS-RESPONSIVE, PHOTO-CROSSLINKABLE POLYMERS, Maria C. Chiappelli, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Model-Based Guidance for Human-Intensive Processes, Stefan Christov, Computer Science

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Principals’ Perceived Influence over New Teacher Retention, Meredith Coates, Education (also CAGS)

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The Microfoundations of Middle Manager Strategic Influence: Three Essays, David G. Cohen, Management

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DOCUMENTING THE (UN)DOCUMENTED: DIASPORIC ECUADORIAN NARRATIVES IN SOUTHERN/MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE, Esther A. Cuesta, Comparative Literature

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Injection Drug Users’ Perceptions of Received Nursing Care: A Case Study, Kimberly Dion, Nursing

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Combinatorics of Equivariant Cohomology: Flags and Regular Nilpotent Hessenberg Varieties, Elizabeth J. Drellich, Mathematics

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Cavitation and Puncture for Mechanical Measurement of Soft Solids, sami Fakhouri, Polymer Science and Engineering

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ESTROGEN-SENSITIVE LEARNING IS NOT AFFECTED BY COMBINATION ETHINYL ESTRADIOL AND LEVONORGESTREL ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE USE, Darlene F. Ficco, Psychology

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A NOVEL POPULATION OF NATURAL KILLER CELLS PLAYS A CRITICAL ROLE IN THE DEPLETION OF SPLENIC B2 B CELLS DURING EXPERIMENTAL AFRICAN TRYPANOSOMIASIS, Deborah Frenkel, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Flexibility and Capacity Allocation under Uncertain Prescheduled (Non-urgent) Demand and Same-day (Urgent) Demand in Primary Care Practices, Xiaoling Gao, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Cup Feeding In the Neonatal ICU: The Influence of Country, Belief, Preference, and Past Behavior, Sameh Ghareeb, Nursing

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Design and Synthesis of Polybetaines for Nonfouling Applications, Katherine A. Gibney, Polymer Science and Engineering

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USING SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS TO INFORM A LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH CLASSROOM A CASE STUDY, Holly I. Graham, Education (also CAGS)

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RECOGNITION AND COMPREHENSION OF SPEECH IN NOISE IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN WITH UNILATERAL HEARING LOSS, Amanda M. Griffin, Communication Disorders

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The Effect of Creative Culture on Aggressive Financial Reporting, Ryan Guggenmos, Management

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The Physical Uplift of the Race: The Emergence of the African American Physical Culture Movement, 1900-1930, J. Anthony Guillory, Afro-American Studies

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STIMULI-RESPONSIVE SUPRAMOLECULAR ASSEMBLY, DISASSEMBLY AND IMPLICATIONS, JING GUO, Chemistry

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The Effects of Speaker Race on Whites' Affective and Cognitive Reactions to Statements about Racial Inequalities, Manisha Gupta, Psychology

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Interactions between the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis, Oxytocin System, and Behavior in Differently Reared Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta), Amanda F. Hamel, Neuroscience and Behavior

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The effects of menopausal vasomotor symptoms and changes in anthropometry on breast cancer etiology, Victoria Hart, Public Health

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Experiencing in Japanese: The Experiencer Restriction across Clausal Types, Masashi Hashimoto, Linguistics

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Obstruction criteria for modular deformation problems, Jeffrey Hatley Jr, Mathematics

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Postive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in Out of School Time: Providing Professional Development via Consultation and Performance Feedback, Sheera Hefter, School Psychology

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Reading Queerly in the High School Classroom: Exploring a Gay and Lesbian Literature Course, Kirsten Helmer, Education (also CAGS)

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HOMOSEXUALITY IS A POEM: HOW GAY POETS REMODELED THE LYRIC, COMMUNITY AND THE IDEOLOGY OF SEX TO THEORIZE A GAY POETIC, Christopher M. Hennessy, English

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AGRICULTURAL WASTE REMEDIATION AND H2 PRODUCTION BY HYPERTHERMOPHILIC HETEROTROPHS: BIOINFORMATICS, TAXONOMY, AND PHYSIOLOGY, Sarah A. Hensley, Microbiology

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MIMICKING THE ARTERIAL MICROENVIRONMENT WITH PEG-PC TO INVESTIGATE THE ROLES OF PHYSICOCHEMICAL STIMULI IN SMC PHENOTYPE AND BEHAVIOR, William G. Herrick, Chemical Engineering

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BRINGING THE HOUSEHOLD BACK IN: FAMILY WAGE GAPS AND THE INTERSECTION OF GENDER, RACE, AND CLASS IN THE HOUSEHOLD CONTEXT., Melissa J. Hodges, Sociology

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Resource and Supply Allocation and Relief Center Location for Humanitarian Logistics, Guven Ince, Management

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Empirical Investigation Of The Stakeholders’ Understanding Of Information Contained In Score Reports For Large-Scale Testing, Stephen J. Jirka, Education (also CAGS)

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AN EXAMINATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEADERSHIP PRACTICES OF SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND EFFECTIVENESS OF SCHOOL COUNSELOR PRACTICE, Yolanda D. Johnson, Education (also CAGS)

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The Political Ecology of Early Childhood Lead Exposure at the New York African Burial Ground, Joseph Jones, Anthropology

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AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF AFRICAN DIASPORIC AFFILIATION AND DISAFFILIATION IN CARRIACOU: HOW ANGLO-CARIBBEAN PREADOLESCENT GIRLS EXPRESS ATTACHMENTS TO AFRICA, Valerie Joseph, Anthropology

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INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A DISTRICT’S TIER 2 ATTENDANCE INTERVENTION PROGRAM AND STUDENT ATTENDANCE OUTCOMES, Brendan T. Keenan Jr., Education (also CAGS)

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CONDITIONS SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC ARGUMENTATION IN HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY CLASSROOMS: THE ROLE OF QUESTION PROMPTS AND AN INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, Tugba Keser, Education (also CAGS)

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Microteaching in Pakistan: Perspectives of Novice Higher Education Faculty about the Contribution of Microteaching to their Learning and Practice, Salma N. Khan, Education (also CAGS)

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Fabric and Soft Materials Composites for Bio-Inspired Adhesives and Prosthetics, Daniel R. King, Polymer Science and Engineering

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CELL ADHESION BIOPHYSICS ON DYNAMIC POLYMER CONSTRUCTS, Andreas Kourouklis, Chemical Engineering

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“NANTUCKET WOMEN”: PUBLIC AUTHORITY AND EDUCATION IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY NANTUCKET QUAKER WOMEN’S MEETING AND THE FOUNDATION FOR FEMALE ACTIVISM, Jeffrey D. Kovach, History

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Effectiveness of Cloud Services for Scientific and VoD Applications, Dilip Kumar Krishnappa, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Time-and Polarization-Resolved Photoluminescence Studies of Directional Coupling in Isolated Semiconductor Nanostructures, Joelle A. Labastide, Chemistry

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THE SEMIOSIS OF CIVIL SOCIETY: THEORIZING THE MEDIA IN POSTCOLONIAL POLITIES, Srinivas R. Lankala, Communication

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Expanding Democracy in Classrooms: History Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of Student Feedback as a Democratic Teaching Practice, Irene S. LaRoche, Education (also CAGS)

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FUNCTIONAL NANOSTRUCTURES FROM NANOPARTICLE BUILDING BLOCKS, Jimmy Lawrence, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Place, Nature, and Political Economy: The Submerged Politics of Alternative Agri-Food Movements, Matthew Aaron Lepori, Political Science

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A Platform for Scalable Low-Latency Analytics using MapReduce, Boduo Li, Computer Science

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ULTRA-THIN POLYMER FILMS AND HIERARCHICAL COMPOSITES: PROCESSING AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, Yujie Liu, Polymer Science and Engineering

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THE EFFECTS OF CHILDREN, JOB CHANGES, AND EMPLOYMENT INTERRUPTIONS ON WOMEN’S WAGES, Jessica Looze, Sociology

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Physicochemical And Toxicological Assessment Of Antimicrobial ε-Polylysine-Pectin Complexes, Cynthia L. Lopez Pena, Food Science

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Oceanographic Controls on the Expression of Cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic Events in the Western Interior Sea, Christopher M. Lowery, Geosciences

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PREDICTION OF EMULSION DROP SIZE DISTRIBUTIONS WITH POPULATION BALANCE EQUATION MODELS TO ENABLE EMULSIFIED PRODUCT DESIGN, Shashank Maindarkar, Chemical Engineering

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WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?: RECOVERING THE SELF IN THE WORKING CLASS ESCAPE NARRATIVE, Christine M. Maksimowicz, English

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PERFORMING CRITICAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN TEACHING: ENTANGLEMENTS OF KNOWING, FEELING AND RELATING, Kathleen A. McDonough, Education (also CAGS)

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LINGUISTIC COGNITION AND BIMODALISM: A STUDY OF MOTION AND LOCATION IN THE CONFLUENCE OF SPANISH AND SPAIN’S SIGN LANGUAGE, Francisco Meizoso and Francisco Meizoso, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Structure-Property Relationships at the Nano-Bio Interface: Engineering the Nanoparticle Surface for Immunomodulation, Daniel Fernando Moyano Marino, Chemistry

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FACTORS AFFECTING THE QUALITY OF SERVICES PROVIDED TO FEMALE SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN NAIROBI, KENYA: PERSPECTIVES FROM HEALTH PRACTITIONERS, Leso Munala, Public Health

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LEARNING WITH JOINT INFERENCE AND LATENT LINGUISTIC STRUCTURE IN GRAPHICAL MODELS, Jason Narad, Computer Science

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TRANSFERRIN-BASED THERAPEUTICS AND ANALYTICAL METHODS TO CHARACTERIZE THEM, Son N. Nguyen, Chemistry

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IMPACT OF EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY ON MATERNAL OUTCOMES AMONG A HIGH-RISK POPULATION, Carrie Nobles, Public Health

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IMPACT OF A PRESCHOOL WORKPLACE INTERVENTION ON CLASSROOM TEACHERS’ PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS AND QUALITY OF LIFE, Ogechi O. Nwaokelemeh, Kinesiology

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EVALUATION OF LEAFY GREEN SPECIES POPULAR AMONG ETHNIC GROUPS FOR PRODUCTION AND MARKETS IN THE NORTHEASTERN USA, Ricardo A. Orellana, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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Undying Protests: On Collective Action and Practices of Resistance against Feminicide in Ciudad Juárez, Elva F. Orozco Mendoza, Political Science

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X-band Dual Polarization Phased-Array Radar for Meteorological Applications, Krzysztof Orzel, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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ENGINEERING NOVEL DETECTION AND TREATMENT STRATEGIES FOR BACTERIAL THERAPY OF CANCER, Jan T. Panteli, Chemical Engineering

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Materiality and Location: A Geographic Study of Log Home Manufacturing, James S. Peters, Forest Resources

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MECHANICS OF HELICAL AND FABRIC-LIKE MESOSTRUCTURES FROM POLYMER-NANOPARTICLE HYBRIDS, Jonathan T. Pham, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Design, Syntheses and Study of BODIPY-based Materials for Use as Electron Transporters in Organic Electronics, Ambata Poe, Chemistry

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Investigating the Predictive Validity of Three Measures of Number Sense, Bethany Politylo, School Psychology

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Metabolizing Capital: Writing, Information, and the Biophysical World, Christian J. Pulver, English

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SYNTHESIS AND BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS OF HEAVY-METAL-FREE SEMICONDUCTOR NANOCRYSTALS, Ying Qi, Chemical Engineering

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DESIGN, SYNTHESIS, AND BIO RELEVANT APPLICATIONS OF ZWITTERIONIC AMPHIPHILIC MACROMOLECULAR ASSEMBLIES, Rajasekhar Reddy Rami Reddy, Chemistry

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MECHANICAL AND ELECTRO-MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CRYSTALLINE ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTORS, Marcos A. Reyes-Martinez, Polymer Science and Engineering

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THE ROLE OF THE EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX IN MEDIATING MUSCLE SORENESS, Karen L. Riska, Kinesiology

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Slavery on Their Minds: Representing the Institution in Children's Picture Books, Raphael E. Rogers, Education (also CAGS)

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Integrating Cultures within Formal Schooling: Exploring Opportunities for Cultural Relevancy in Peri-Urban Senegal, Karla A. Sarr, Education (also CAGS)

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"'We Began the Contest for Liberty Ill Provided': Military Leadership in the Continental Army, 1775-1783", Seanegan P. Sculley, History