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Dissertations from 2015

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UNCOVERING NEW ROLES FOR THE CELL SURFACE PROTEASE ADAM13 IN NEURAL CREST MIGRATION, Genevieve Abbruzzese, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Emerging Climate Change Publics: Cultivating Sustainability and Justice in the Pioneer Valley, Vanessa Adel, Sociology

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OBSTACLES TO GIRLS' EDUCATION AND GIRLS' LIVED SCHOOL EXPERIENCE IN BENIN: SCHOOL AS AN INSTITUTION OF CULTURAL TRANSMISSION, Simeon Afouda, Education (also CAGS)

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

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Impact of Fabrication Parameters on the Internal Structure of Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Nanoparticles, Dana Desiree Algaier, Chemistry

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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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The Influence of Expectancy Persuasion Techniques on Socially Anxious Analogue Patients' Treatment Beliefs and Therapeutic Actions, Rebecca M. Ametrano, Psychology

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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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EMERGENT STRUCTURE OF MULTI-DISLOCATION GROUND STATES IN FRUSTRATED ASSEMBLIES, Amir Azadi, Physics

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AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECT OF CONSUMER EXPERIENCE TOURISM ON BRAND LOYALTY AND PURCHASING BEHAVIOR, Robin M. Back, Management

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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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Biophysical Characterization of Katanin’s Regulation of Microtubules, Megan E. Bailey, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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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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Analysis of the Impact of Technological Change on the Cost of Achieving Climate Change Mitigation Targets, Robert W. Barron, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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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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THE INVESTIGATION OF RHODIOLA CRENULATA ROOT EXTRACT EFFECTS ON OBESITY ASSOCIATED INFLAMMATION AND THE ANTINEOPLASTIC MECHANISM IN BREAST CANCER CELLS, Lotfi M. Bassa, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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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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Automated Style Feedback for Advanced Beginner Java Programmers, Hannah Blau, Computer Science

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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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Skeleton Structures and Origami Design, John C. Bowers, Computer Science

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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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Time to Leave Uchronia: Queer Eco-Temporalities for a Livable World, Claire S. Brault, Political Science

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Geometry and Thermodynamics of Filament Bundles, Isaac Bruss, Polymer Science and Engineering

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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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ELASTICITY AND GEOMETRY IN CURVED-FILAMENT ASSEMBLIES, Luis Cajamarca Ospina, Physics

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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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"The Imagination and Construction of the Black Criminal in American Literature, 1741-1910", Emahunn Campbell, Afro-American Studies

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A Semisynthetic Strategy Leads to Alteration of the Backbone Amidate Ligand in the NiSOD Active Site, Julius Omayao Campeciño, Chemistry

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Exploiting Concepts In Videos For Video Event Detection, Ethem Can, Computer Science

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Consumers' Cooperation in the Early Twentieth Century: An Analysis of Race, Class and Consumption, Joshua L. Carreiro, Sociology

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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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Creating the Ideal Mexican: 20th and 21st Century Racial and National Identity Discourses in Oaxaca, Savannah N. Carroll, Afro-American Studies

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Soil-Structure Modeling and Design Considerations for Offshore Wind Turbine Monopile Foundations, Wystan Carswell, Civil Engineering

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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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CONFLICTING VOICES AND STRATEGIC CHOICES: CAPITAL STRUCTURE HETEROGENEITY AND STRATEGIC ACTIONS, Chetan Chawla, Management

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FABRICATION, CHARACTERIZATION AND BIOLOGICAL FATE OF PHYTOCHEMICAL DELIVERY SYSTEM, Jingjing Chen, Food Science

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

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Design and Implementation of an Economy Plane for the Internet, Xinming Chen, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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EFFECT OF PROCESSING HISTORY AND MATERIAL PROPERTIES ON THE GROWTH OF WRINKLE AMPLITUDE, Yu-Cheng 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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Modeling the Self-Assembly of Ordered Nanoporous Materials, Szu-Chia Chien, Chemical 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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Assessing Kiln-Produced Hardwood Biochar for Improving Soil Health in a Temperate Climate Agricultural Soil, Emily J. Cole, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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Inkjet Printing for Biosensing and Security Applications, Brian Creran, Chemistry

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The Emergent Strategic Human Capital Resource: A Multilevel Model Incorporating Social Capital and Absorptive Capacity, Alia Crocker, 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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Aspects of Physical Aging and Solid State Processing of Polymeric Glasses, Angel Cugini, Polymer Science and Engineering

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PRO- AND ANTIOXIDANT EFFECTS OF PHOSPHOLIPIDS ON LIPID OXIDATION IN BULK OIL, Leqi Cui, Food Science

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Essays on Growth Complementarity Between Agriculture and Industry in Developing Countries, Joao Paulo de Souza, Economics

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Structural Transformation, Culture, and Women’s Labor Force Participation in Turkey, yasemin dildar, Economics

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

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Mediations of Multiple Identities in a Private University: International Students’ Experiences in the United States, Beata Z. Dolina, Education (also CAGS)

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Gestational Diabetes, Infant Feeding Practices, and Early Indicators of Obesity Risk in a Sample of Mother-Infant Dyads in the U.S., Kimberly N. Doughty, Public Health

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

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The Effects of Using Security Frames on Global Agenda Setting and Policy Making, Sirin Duygulu Elcim, Political Science

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Virtual Antennas Using Metamaterials, CAGLAR D. EMIROGLU, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Exact Solutions in Gravity: A journey through spacetime with the Kerr-Schild ansatz, Benjamin Ett, Physics

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COMPLEX EFFECTS OF UNGULATE BROWSERS ON TREE RECRUITMENT AND HERBACEOUS LAYERS IN NEW ENGLAND TEMPERATE FORESTS, Edward K. Faison, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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

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UTILIZING IN SILICO AND/OR NATIVE ESI APPROACHES TO PROVIDE NEW INSIGHTS ON HAPTOGLOBIN/GLOBIN AND HAPTOGLOBIN/RECEPTOR INTERACTIONS, Ololade Fatunmbi, Chemistry

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MORPHOLOGY EVOLUTION MECHANISMS OF LOW BAND GAP POLYMER-BASED PHOTOVOLTAICS, Sunzida Ferdous, 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 National Style: A Critical Historiography of the Irish Short Story, Andrew Fox, English

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Essays on Information, Income, and the Sharing Economy, Anders F. Fremstad, Economics

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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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Young Germans in the World: Race, Gender, and Imperialism in Wilhelmine Young Adult Literature, Maureen O. Gallagher, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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PROCESS-STRUCTURE-PROPERTY RELATIONSHIP IN ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE AND DOUBLE NETWORK EPOXIES, Ranadip Ganguly, Polymer Science and Engineering

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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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FROM MOLECULAR SCALE TO MESOSCALE: ESTABLISHING STRUCTURAL CONTROL ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAICS USING ORGANIC NANOPARTICLES, Timothy S. Gehan, Chemistry

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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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Essays on Inequality, Credit Constraints, and Growth in Contemporary Mexico, Leopoldo Gómez-Ramírez, Economics

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Evaluation of Ferrate Preoxidation for Drinking Water Treatment, Joseph E. Goodwill, Civil 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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Ts'msyen Revolution: The Poetics and Politics of Reclaiming, Robin R. R. Gray, Anthropology

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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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ECONOMICS OF FIXED-DOSE COMBINATION DRUGS APPROVED IN THE UNITED STATES, Jing Hao, Public Health

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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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THE FORMATION OF YOUTH-LED PARTICIPATORY NETWORKS IN URBAN BANGLADESH: A CASE STUDY OF THE BGREEN PROJECT, Fadia Hasan, Communication

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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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SOCIAL JUSTICE TEACHER EDUCATORS OF COLOR: THEIR WORK, PERSPECTIVES, AND INSIGHTS, Nini V. Hayes, Education (also CAGS)

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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)