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Dissertations from 2016

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Bacteriophage: Bioengineered Bacterial Detection and Applications, Samuel D. Alcaine, Food Science

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MOTIVATIONS AND BARRIERS FOR SAUDI NURSES TO PURSUE A DOCTORAL DEGREE, Abdualrahman Alshehry, Nursing

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THE ROLE OF NOTCH3 SIGNALING IN T HELPER CELL DIFFERENTIATION AND INDUCTION OF EAE, Furkan Ayaz, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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THE SUBJECTS OF FATİH AKIN'S MELODRAMAS: A GENEALOGICAL READING THROUGH THE FILMS OF R.W. FASSBINDER, YILMAZ GÜNEY AND ATIF YILMAZ, Emir O. Benli, Comparative Literature

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CONFESSIONS IN THE COURTROOM: AN AUDIENCE RESEARCH ON COURT SHOWS, Silvina Beatriz Berti, Communication

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Building Meaning in Navajo, Elizabeth A. Bogal-Allbritten, Linguistics

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The Application of Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange and Covalent Labeling Coupled with Mass Spectrometry to Examine Protein Structure, Nicholas B. Borotto, Chemistry

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Controlling the Assembly of Nanoparticles in Polymer Blends, Kyle C. Bryson, Polymer Science and Engineering

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TRANSNATIONALIZING SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION: INTERAMERICAN FRAMEWORKS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE 21ST CENTURY, Mirangela G. Buggs, Education (also CAGS)

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Studies of Kinetochore Mechanobiology in Drosophila, Stuart Cane, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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RATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF SOLID LEWIS ACID CATALYSTS FOR BIOMASS CONVERSION, Chun-Chih Chang, Chemical Engineering

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RUMI, THE POET OF UNIVERSAL LOVE: THE POLITICS OF RUMI'S APPROPRIATION IN THE WEST, FATMA B. CIHAN-ARTUN, Comparative Literature

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MODEL SYSTEMS FOR CHARACTERIZING THE INTRINSIC PROPERTIES OF POLYMER SEMICONDUCTORS: OLIGOMERS AND SINGLE CRYSTALS, Nicholas S. Colella, Polymer Science and Engineering

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KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT IN UNDERGRADUATE CLINICAL NURSING EDUCATION, Nancy A. Craig-Williams, Nursing

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WRITING RESISTANCE AND THE QUESTION OF GENDER: CHARLOTTE DELBO, NOOR INAYAT KHAN, AND GERMAINE TILLION, Lara R. Curtis Ms, Comparative Literature

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Design of ROMP-based Protein Mimics for siRNA Delivery, Brittany M. deRonde, Polymer Science and Engineering

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"The Book Can't Teach You That": A Case Study of Place, Writing, and Tutors' Constructions of Writing Center Work, Christopher Joseph DiBiase, English

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Adaptive Route Choice in Stochastic Time-Dependent Networks: Routing Algorithms and Choice Modeling, Jing Ding-Mastera, Civil Engineering

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AN INTEGRATED COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TO STUDY AND SCALE-UP VACUUM DRYING OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS, Aditya G. Dodda, Chemical Engineering

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The Aurality of Rhetoric: A Critical Hermeneutic of Cape Breton’s Rhetorical Music Community, Gregory J. Dorchak, Communication

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Rational Development of Carbon-Based Materials for Adsorption-Enhanced Conversion of Cellulose to Value-Added Chemicals, Paul J. Dornath, Chemical Engineering

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MODELING, ANALYSIS AND NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS IN MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY OF TRAVELING WAVES, TURING INSTABILITY AND TUMOR DYNAMICS, Mei Duanmu, Mathematics

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SUPRAMOLECULAR STRATEGIES FOR THE GENERATION OF NANOPARTICLE ASSEMBLIES AND BIOMOLECULAR THIN FILMS, Bradley P. Duncan, Chemistry

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THREE ESSAYS ON WOMEN’S LAND RIGHTS IN RURAL PERU, Rosa L. Duran, Economics

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Investigation of Effluent Nitrogen Derived from Conventional Activated Sludge (CAS) and Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Systems and Its Impact on Algal Growth in Receiving Waters, Heonseop Eom, Civil Engineering

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Middle Management Strategic Roles: Strategic Role Conflict and its Antecedents, Hector R. Flores, Management

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Three Essays on Economic Stages and Transition, Ricardo R. Fuentes-Ramírez, Economics

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THE IMPACT OF CUSTOMER CONTACT PERSONNEL ON INNOVATION IN SERVICE FIRMS, Alexandra L. Galli-Debicella, Management

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A TALE OF “KU” (BITTER) V.S. “TIAN” (SWEET): UNDERSTANDING CHINA’S “YIKU SITIAN” MOVEMENT IN THE 1960S AND 1970S FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF CULTURAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS, Xinmei Ge, Communication

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THE INFLUENCE OF MUSCULOSKELETAL GEOMETRY ON THE METABOLIC COST OF PEDALING, Lex Gidley, Kinesiology

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Theoretical Studies of Atomic Transport in Ternary Semiconductor Quantum Dots and Charge Transport in Organic Photovoltaic Active Layers, Xu Han, Chemical Engineering

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TRANSCRIPTION REGULATION OF PHO5 GENE BY THE Ino2p AND Ino4p bHLH PROTEINS IN Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Ying He, Microbiology

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EVOLVABILITY OF THE SKULL: A STUDY OF GENETIC BASIS AND INTEGRATION IN THE TELEOST CRANIOFACIAL SKELETON, Yinan Hu, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Rethinking the Creative Economy: Participatory Action Research with Artists and Artisans in the Greater Franklin County, Leo L. Hwang, Geosciences

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Voltage Driven Translocation of Polyelectrolytes through Nanopores, Byoung-jin Jeon, Polymer Science and Engineering

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MODELING INTERACTIONS BETWEEN HUMAN FACTORS AND TRAFFIC FLOW CHARACTERISTICS, Chaoqun Jia, Civil Engineering

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Change of Sight, Sites of Creativity: The Visual Arts in Albania after Socialism, Sofia Kalo, Anthropology

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Optimization of the fabrication, stability, and performance of food grade nanoemulsions with low and high energy methods, Jennifer Komaiko, Food Science

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Critical Literacy and Identities in World Language Education: Telling Reflective Stories of Digital Storytelling, Keiko Konoeda, Education (also CAGS)

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(I) POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES: RHEOLOGY AND PROCESSING FOR MESOPOROUS MATERIALS AND (II) NANOPATTERNING OF METAL OXIDES USING SOFT LITHOGRAPHY, Rohit Kothari, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Essays on Household Health Expenditures, National Health Insurance and Universal Access to Health Care in Ghana, EVELYN KWAKYE, Economics

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MAMMALIAN EGG ACTIVATION: THE ROLES OF TRPV3 CHANNELS AND PLCZ1, Hoi Chang Lee, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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REFRACTIVE INDEX ENGINEERING AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES ENHANCEMENT BY POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES, Cheng Li, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Algorithms for First-order Sparse Reinforcement Learning, Bo Liu, Computer Science

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CHARACTERIZATION OF CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING FACTOR CELLS IN THE MEDIAL PREFRONTAL CORTEX OF RATS, Yi-Ling Lu, Neuroscience and Behavior

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The Representation of Probabilistic Phonological Patterns: Neurological, Behavioral, and Computational Evidence from the English Stress System, Claire Moore-Cantwell, Linguistics

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ROLE OF LOW CARBON ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES IN NEAR TERM ENERGY POLICY, Olaitan P. Olaleye, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Equivariant Intersection Cohomology of BXB Orbit Closures in the Wonderful Compactification of a Group, Stephen Oloo, Mathematics

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TRANSLOCATIONS OF RING AND LINEAR POLYMERS & POLYELECTROLYTE BRUSH IN SALTY SOLUTION, Ning Ouyang, Physics

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Applications in Low-Power Phased Array Weather Radars, Robert A. Palumbo Jr, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF THE E. COLI PROTEOSTASIS NETWORK ON THE FOLDING FATE OF PROTEINS WITH DIFFERENT INTRINSIC BIOPHYSICAL PROPERTIES, Kristine Faye R. Pobre, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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The School Desk and the Writing Body, Marni M. Presnall, English

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SELF-ASSEMBLY AND STIMULI RESPONSIVE DISASSEMBLY OF DENDRITIC AND OLIGOMERIC AMPHIPHILES, Krishna Reddy Raghupathi, Chemistry

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DIFFUSION OF POLYMERS IN POLYELECTROLYTE GELS, Anand Rahalkar, Polymer Science and Engineering

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POINT OF CARE DIAGNOSTICS AND HEALTH MONITORING DEVICES, Akshaya Shanmugam, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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EVERLASTING SECRECY BY EXPLOITING EAVESDROPPER’S RECEIVER NON-IDEALITIES, azadeh sheikholeslami, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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CROSS-CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONAL JUSTICE: WHEN ARE FAIRNESS PERCEPTIONS UNIVERSAL OR CULTURALLY DEPENDENT?, Kirk D. Silvernail, Management

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Design Load Analysis of Two Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Concepts, Gordon M. Stewart, Mechanical Engineering

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How far can they go?: Non-native speakers of Spanish and wh- questions, Maria Turrero Garcia, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Intrinsically Motivated Exploration in Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning, Christopher M. Vigorito, Computer Science

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SOLUTION, INTERFACIAL, AND INTERLAYER STUDIES OF ELECTRONICALLY ACTIVE POLYMERS, Hsin-Wei Wang, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Lost-and-found Photos: Practices and Perceptions, Todd J. Wemmer, Communication

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A VULNERABILITY FRAMEWORK FOR ASSESSING THE RISKS TO WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS UNDER CLIMATE UNCERTAINTY IN THE URBAN NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES, Sarah Whateley, Civil Engineering

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Topology of the Affine Springer Fiber in Type A, Tobias Wilson, Mathematics

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Chemopreventive Effects of Polymethoxyflavones, Xian Wu, Food Science

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Shape Design and Optimization for 3D Printing, Yahan Zhou, Computer Science

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Stimuli Responsive Polymer Self-Assembly and Disassembly, Jiaming Zhuang, Chemistry

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