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Dissertations from 2017

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Seismic behavior of concrete frames with jacketed columns, Jose Alvarez, Civil Engineering

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The Role of Foster Parents in Improving Educational Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care, Gwen Bass, Education (also CAGS)

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Inference from network data in hard-to-reach populations, Isabelle Beaudry, Mathematics

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Synthesis of Biopolymer Materials Tailored for Biological Applications, Nathan P. Birch, Chemical Engineering

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Interfacing Continuous Measurement of Glucose and Physical Activity to Predict Glycemic Control in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes, Jennifer Blankenship, Kinesiology

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Patient-Centered Medical Home Model of Care for Non-Elderly Adults with Mental Illness: Preventive Care, Healthcare Quality, Services Utilization, and Cost Analyses, Jennifer Bowdoin, Public Health

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New Synthetic Platforms for Functional Polymer Zwitterions and Degradable Materials, ChiaChih Chang, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Not Just Noise: Individual Differences in Cognitive Ability and Response Bias, Tina Chen, Psychology

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Tunneling Assisted Forbidden Transitions in the Single Molecule Magnet Ni4, Yiming Chen, Physics

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Adsorption of Biomolecules on Carbon-Based Nanomaterial as Affected by Surface Chemistry and Ionic Strength, Peng Du, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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Gold Nanoparticle Biodistributions and Stability in Vivo from Mass Spectrometric Imaging, SUKRU GOKHAN ELCI, Chemistry

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Total Organic Iodine Quantification and Occurrence in Drinking Water, and Toxicity Assessment of Iodinated Disinfection By-Products, Rassil El Sayess, Civil Engineering

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Exploitation and Regulation of Apoptotic Caspases, Scott Eron, Chemistry

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Evaluating the Influence of Breakdown Fouling and Moisture Content on Mechanical and Electromagnetic Properties of Ballasted Railroad Track, Hamed Faghihi Kashani, Civil Engineering

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Evaluating the Impacts of Driver Behavior in the Speed Selection Process and the Related Outcomes, Cole D. Fitzpatrick, Civil Engineering

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Topography measurements using an airborne Ka-band FMCW Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar, Kan Fu, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Intracellular Membrane Organization in Mycobacteria, Jennifer Hayashi, Microbiology

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Harmony, Voice Leading, and Microtonal Syntax in Ben Johnston’s String Quartet No. 5, Daniel Huey, Music

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Deformation and Adhesion of Soft Composite Systems for Bio-inspired Adhesives and Wrinkled Surface Fabrication, Michael Imburgia, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Reducing the Size Sale of the Block Copolymer Microdomains and Morphology Study of Brush Block Copolymers Containing Homopolymer, Gajin Jeong, Polymer Science and Engineering

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A Search for Double Beta Decay of Xenon to Excited States of Barium with EXO-200, Sereres Johnston, Physics

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The Impacts of Foreign Labor Migration of Men on Women's Empowerment in Nepal, Pratistha Joshi Rajkarnikar, Economics

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A Poetics of Subtraction: The Autobiographical Films of Frampton, Tarkovsky, and Álvarez, Alexander B. Joy, Comparative Literature

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Image processing and understanding based on graph similarity testing: algorithm design and software development, Jieqi Kang, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Particles Confined by Fluid Interfaces: Imaging Particle Motion, Interface Deformation and Capillary Forces, Paul Y. Kim, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Texts and Subtexts in Performing Blackness: Vernacular Masking in Key and Peele as a Lens for Viewing Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Musical Comedy, Spencer Kuchle, Afro-American Studies

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Intrinsic Characteristics of Galaxies in the Distant Universe: The Correlation Between Galaxy Morphology and Star Formation Activity, Bomee Lee, Astronomy

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Dopant-defect Engineering in Strontium Titanate-based Materials, Keith Lehuta, Chemistry

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Real and Nominal Effects of Exchange Rate Regimes, Emiliano Libman, Economics

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On Leveraging Multi-Path Transport in Mobile Networks, Yeon-sup Lim, Computer Science

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Inference in Networking Systems with Designed Measurements, Chang Liu, Computer Science

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A Seifert-van Kampen Theorem for Legendrian Submanifolds and Exact Lagrangian Cobordisms, Mark Lowell, Mathematics

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Analysis of Gold Nanoparticles and Their Use with Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry, Alyssa Marsico, Chemistry

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On the Landscape for a Very, Very Long Time: African American Resistance and Resilience in 19th and Early 20th Century Massachusetts, Anthony Martin, Anthropology

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Intergroup Solidarity in Peace Activism: The Potential for Success or Backlash, Thomas Christopher O'Brien, Psychology

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Seguimos Luchando: Women Educators’ Trajectories in Social Movement Based Popular Education Projects in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jennifer Lee O'Donnell, Education (also CAGS)

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Labor Force Participation, Disability, and Implications for Healthcare Utilization and Employment, Lawrence C. Pellegrini, Public Health

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Morphology of Thin Sheets in the Lame Setup and Beyond, zhanlong qiu, Physics

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Spatial Ecology of Black Bears (Ursus americanus) in Newfoundland, Canada, Nathaniel D. Rayl, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Astrophysical Accretion and Feedback: The Bayesian Linchpin of Theory and Observation, Shawn Roberts, Astronomy

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Colicins - a sound antimicrobial approach for the prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, Sandra M. Roy, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Thiol-ene Chemistry as an Enabler of New Polymer Structures and Architectures, Joel M. Sarapas, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Master's Tools and the Master's House: A Historical Analysis Exploring the Myth of Educating for Democracy in the United States, Timothy Scott, Education (also CAGS)

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Lung and Colon Cancer Chemoprevention by Polymethoxyflavones, Mingyue Song, Food Science

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Methods for incorporating ecological impacts with climate uncertainty to support robust flood management decision-making, Caitlin M. Spence, Civil Engineering

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The Self-Assembly of Lamellae-Forming Block Copolymer for High Resolution Nanolithography, Zhiwei Sun, Polymer Science and Engineering

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New Mass Spectrometric Methods for Studying Proteins in Solution and in the Gas Phase, Zhe Zhang, Chemistry

Dissertations from 2016

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Study of Charge Transport Mechanism in Microbial Nanowires, Ramesh Adhikari, Physics

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

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A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Intersections of Gender, Race, and Migration in the High-Tech Workforce, Sharla N. Alegria, Sociology

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Motivations and Barriers for Saudi Nurses to Pursue a Doctoral Degree, Abdualrahman Alshehry, Nursing

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Sperm Capacitation associated increase in Tyrosine Phosphorylation: kinetic of the increase and novel members involved in the process., Antonio Alvau, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Conversion of Cellulose to Ethanol by the Biofuels Microbe Clostridium Phytofermentans: Quantification of Growth and Role of an Rnf-Complex in Energy Conservation, Jesús G. Alvelo-Maurosa, Microbiology

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Modeling Choice Problems with Heterogeneous User Preferences in the Transportation Network, Mahyar Amirgholy, Civil Engineering

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Customer Engagement: Perceived Benefits and Effect of Individual and Brand Personality on Engagement Behaviors, Yana Andonova, Management

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Post-Wrinkling Behaviors in Layered Elastic Polymers, Anesia D. Auguste, Polymer Science and Engineering

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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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Colonial and Post-Colonial Origins of Agrarian Development: The Case of Two Punjabs, Shahram Azhar, Economics

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Eulerian CFD Modeling of Multiphase Internal Injector Flow and External Sprays, Eli T. Baldwin, Mechanical Engineering

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Multimodal Assessment in Action: What We Really Value in New Media Texts, Kathleen M. Baldwin, English

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Distributing Condoms and "Hope": Race, Sex, and Science in Youth Sexual Health Promotion, Chris A. Barcelos, Public Health

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Three Essays on the Social Determinants of Early Childhood Health and Development, Andrew Barenberg, Economics

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Extracellular Matrix Control of Breast Cancer Metastasis and Dormancy, Lauren Barney, Chemical Engineering

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The Professionalization of Male Circumcision in Turkey, Oyman Basaran, Sociology

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A Conflict of Interest? Negotiating Agendas, Ethics, and Consequences Regarding the Heritage Value of Human Remains, Heidi J. Bauer-Clapp, Anthropology

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Distribution and Population Dynamics of Ungulates in the Mongolian Gobi, Buuveibaatar Bayarbaatar Dr, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Microaggressions in a Women's College. Understanding Language, Race, Class and Gender in Teaching Spanish: A Testimonio, Thelma Belmonte-Alcantara

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Citation Networks, Linguistics-Based Cues, and Logic-Based Approaches to Understanding What Persuades a Judge to Forsake Bias, James ben-Aaron, Political Science

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Simulating the Hydrodynamics of Offshore Floating Wind Turbine Platforms in a Finite Volume Framework, Maija Benitz, Mechanical Engineering

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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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O Creativity, Where Art Thou? What Increases Creativity Perception, and When Does Creativity Matter?, Ilgim Dara Benoit, Management

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Confessions in the Courtroom: An Audience Research on Court Shows, Silvina Beatriz Berti, Communication

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Physical Geometry, James P. Binkoski, Philosophy

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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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Improving Conservation Efforts Through a Better Understanding of Forest Elephant Ecology, the Impacts of Threats on Elephants and Freshwater Fisheries in Northern Congo, Roger Patrick Boundja RPB, Environmental Conservation

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Understanding STEM Learning Outcomes Using A Phenomenographic Approach, Cheryl L. Brooks, Education (also CAGS)

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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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Algebraicity of rational Hodge isometries of K3 surfaces, Nikolay Buskin, Mathematics

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Chemopreventive Effects of Cranberry in Association with the Alteration of Gut Microbiota, xiaokun cai, Food Science

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Disproportionate Suspension Rates: Understanding Policy and Practice in One State, Kristine A. Camacho, Education (also CAGS)

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

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ELITE CAPTURE, FREE RIDING, AND PROJECT DESIGN: A CASE STUDY OF A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN CEARÁ, BRAZIL, Jessica Carrick-Hagenbarth, Economics

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Alterations to Maternal Behavior and Brain by Exogenous Estrogen Exposure, Mary Catanese, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Of Wolves, Hunters, and Words: A Comparative Study of Cultural Discourses in the Western Great Lakes Region, Tovar Cerulli, Communication

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Rational Development of Solid Lewis Acid Catalysts for Biomass Conversion, Chun-Chih Chang, Chemical Engineering

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Reduced order fluid-structure interaction models for thin shells with non-zero Gaussian curvatures to understand the response of aneurysms to flow, Gary Han Chang, Mechanical Engineering

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Nixon's War on Terrorism: The FBI, Leftist Guerrillas, and the Origins of Watergate, Daniel S. Chard, History

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Service Improvement and Cost Reduction for Airlines: Optimal Policies for Managing Arrival and Departure Operations under Uncertainty, Heng Chen, Management

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Bacteriophage-Based Colorimetric Detection of Escherichia Coli in Drinking Water, Juhong Chen, Food Science

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Three Essays on Sustainable Development in China: Social, Economic and Environmental Aspects, Ying Chen, Economics

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The Gaps between Values and Practices of Global Citizenship Education: A Critical Analysis of Global Citizenship Education in South Korea, Hye Seung Cho, Education (also CAGS)

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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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Investigating the Relationship between Implicit Theories about Intelligence and Teacher-Student Relationship Quality, Woodbury B. Clift, Education (also CAGS)

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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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Addictive Reading: Nineteenth-Century Drug Literature's Possible Worlds, Adam Colman, English

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Bootstrap Boricuas: A Family Performing and Exploring Cultural Assimilation, Ellen Correa, Communication

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Educational Implications: Homeless Children's Perception of Resilience, Maria M. Costa, Education (also CAGS)

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The Consequences of Speed: Studies of Cavitation During the Mantis Shrimp Strike and the Control of Rapid Deceleration During Toad Landing, Suzanne M. Cox, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology