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

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

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

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

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

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FUNCTIONAL NANOSTRUCTURES FROM NANOPARTICLE BUILDING BLOCKS, Jimmy Lawrence, 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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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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LEARNING WITH JOINT INFERENCE AND LATENT LINGUISTIC STRUCTURE IN GRAPHICAL MODELS, Jason Narad, Computer Science

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

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

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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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LONG RANGE MOTION ESTIMATION AND APPLICATIONS, Laura Sevilla-Lara, Computer Science

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Mechanisms for Extracellular Electron Exchange by Geobacter Species, Jessica A. Smith, Microbiology

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The Role of Online Reading and Writing in the Literacy Practices of First-Year Writing Students, Casey Burton Soto, English

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On Belonging, Difference and Whiteness: Italy's Problem with Immigration, Flavia Stanley, Anthropology

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MANAGING AND LEVERAGING VARIATIONS AND NOISE IN NANOMETER CMOS, Vikram B. Suresh, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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TRANSPORT LIMITATIONS IN ZEOLITES AND BIOMASS PYROLYSIS, Andrew Robert Teixeira, Chemical Engineering

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Search for Contact Interactions and Large Extra Dimensions in Dimuon Events from pp Collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector, TÜLİN VAROL, Physics

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The effect of thermoregulation and roads on the movements and habitat selection of moose in Massachusetts, David W. Wattles, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Epistemological Databases for Probabilistic Knowledge Base Construction, Michael Louis Wick, Computer Science

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An Opportunistic Service Oriented Approach for Robot Search, Dan Xie, Computer Science

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RATIONALIZING NANOEMULSION FORMATION FOR ENCAPSULATION, PROTECTION AND DELIVERY OF BIOACTIVE FOOD COMPONENTS, Ying Yang, Food Science

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Universal Schema for Knowledge Representation from Text and Structured Data, Limin Yao, Computer Science

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Three essays on economic inequality and environmental degradation, Klara Zwickl, Economics

Dissertations from 2014

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Susceptibility of Escherichia Coli O157:h7, Salmonella Enterica Sp., and Listeria Monocytogenes to Antimicrobial Mixed Micelle Delivery Systems, Chanelle N. Adams, Food Science

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Associations Between Vitamin D Status, Adiposity, And Inflammatory Biomarkers In Young Women (18 – 30 Years), Adolphina Addo-Lartey, Public Health

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THE ESTRADIOL-INDUCED TRANSCRIPTOME OF THE FEMALE MOUSE ANTEROVENTRAL PERIVENTRICULAR NUCLEUS: MORE THAN JUST A KISS, Leah K. Aggison, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Parallel Multi-core Verilog HDL Simulation, Tariq B. Ahmad, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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GALOIS THEORY OF ITERATED MORPHISMS ON REDUCIBLE ELLIPTIC CURVES AND ABELIAN SURFACES WITH REAL MULTIPLICATION, Domenico Aiello, Mathematics

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Integrating Non-Topical Aspects Into Information Retrieval, Elif Aktolga, Computer Science

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Dusty Star Formation in Extreme Environments: Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters in the Distant Universe, Stacey Alberts, Astronomy

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Subtyping with Generics: A Unified Approach, John G. Altidor, Computer Science

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PRODUCTION, MARKETING, AND HANDLING PRACTICES TO EXPORT MCINTOSH APPLES TO CENTRAL AMERICAN MARKETS, Mildred L. Alvarado Herrera, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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LIGAND-RECEPTOR INTERACTIONS FOR SUPRAMOLECULAR DISASSEMBLY WITH APPLICATIONS IN SCREENING AND DRUG DELIVERY, Diego Amado Torres, Chemistry

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Reactive Probes for Manipulating Polyketide Synthases, and Photoreactive Probes for Strained Alkyne Click Chemistry, Jon William Amoroso, Chemistry

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Engineering Victory: The Ingenuity, Proficiency, and Versatility of Union Citizen Soldiers in Determining the Outcome of the Civil War, Thomas F. Army Jr, History

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Landscape predictors of current and future distribution of mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, Dennis Babaasa, Environmental Conservation

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OPTICAL AND SCANNING PROBE STUDIES OF ISOLATED POLY (3-HEXYLTHIOPHENE) NANOFIBERS, Mina Baghgarbostanabad, Physics

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Effects of Aging on Sleep-Dependent Consolidation of Declarative Memory, Bengi Baran, Psychology

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Understanding Lipid Oxidation in Low-Moisture Food, Leann M. Barden, Food Science

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COMPUTER INTEGRATION IN PALESTINIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS: THEORY AND PRACTICE, Kefah A. Barham, Education (also CAGS)

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Model-Driven Analytics of Energy Meter Data in Smart Homes, Sean K. Barker, Computer Science

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Testimonios from the Border-Shattering the Notion that Women of Color Don't Do Theory, Gloria G. Barragan, Education (also CAGS)

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Stochastic Dynamic Optimization Models for Societal Resource Allocation, Armagan Bayram, Management

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Intentional and Unintentional Side-Channels in Embedded Systems, Georg Tobias Becker, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Taking It to The Streets: A Multimethod Investigation of Street Credibility and Consumer Affinity Toward Street Credible Endorsers, Delancy Howard Sterling Bennett, Management

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Anaerobic Microbes and Communities In the Context of Soil and the Equine Digestive Tract, Amy Biddle, Microbiology

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NAVIGATING PAID WORK AND PARENTHOOD: NEW PARENTS’ LONG-TERM EMPLOYMENT PATHWAYS IN THE UNITED STATES, Irene Boeckmann, Sociology

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Common Pool Resources and Rural Livelihoods in Stung Treng Province of Cambodia, Pitchaya Boonsrirat, Economics

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INFLUENCE OF LIPOTEICHOIC ACID ON LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES BIOFILM FORMATION AND CELLULAR STRESS, Imelda T. Brooks, Food Science

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Honesty and Carotenoids in a Pigmented Female Fish, Alexandria Christine Brown, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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NUTRITIONAL, HORMONAL, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL RISK FACTORS FOR BREAST CANCER, Susan Nicole Boyer Brown, Public Health

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Taste Disagreements and Predicates of Personal Taste, Heidi Teres Buetow, Philosophy

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The Roles of Myosin XI and ROP in Moss Tip Growth, Graham M. Burkart, Plant Biology

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THREE ESSAYS ON ESTIMATION OF APPLIED ECONOMIC MODELS IN FISHERIES, Christopher Burns, Resource Economics

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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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Project Space(s) in the Design Professions: An Intersectional Feminist Study of the Women's School of Planning and Architecture (1974-1981), Elizabeth Cahn, Regional Planning

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On the Crumpling of Thin Sheets, Anne Dominique Cambou, Physics

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Asymptotic Analysis of Random Wireless Networks: Broadcasting, Secrecy, and Hybrid Networks, Cagatay Capar, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Developing Spatial Reasoning Skills in General Chemistry Students, Deborah L. Carlisle, Education (also CAGS)

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Welcome to Guyland: Experiences of Trans* Men in College, D Chase J. Catalano, Education (also CAGS)

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On the Assembly of Functionalized CdSe Nanorods, Sirinya Chantarak, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Cultivating Communities of Practice to Develop Local Preparedness for Climate Change, Konda Reddy Chavva, Education (also CAGS)

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Creasing Instability of Hydrogels and Elastomers, Dayong Chen, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Isoperimetric inequality and area growth of surfaces with bounded mean curvature, Dechang Chen, Mathematics

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THE IMPACT OF MEMBRANE TENSION ON PHASE SEPARATION AND SOLID DOMAIN PROPERTIES IN MODEL MULTICOMPONENT VESICLES, Dong Chen, Physics

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

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CHARACTERIZATION OF Ca2+ INFLUX PATHWAY(S) DURING MOUSE OOCYTE MATURATION, Banyoon Cheon, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Longitudinal Trajectories and Predictors of Functional Impairment in Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Vascular Dementia, Lauren Z. Chisholm, Psychology

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Production of renewable chemicals and energy from waste biomass, Sheng Chu, Chemical Engineering

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Roosting, Site Fidelity, and Food Sources of Urban Gulls In Massachusetts: Implications For Protecting Public Water Supplies, Daniel E. Clark, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Empirical Studies On The Effectiveness Of Soda Taxes To Curb Obesity, Francesca Colantuoni, Resource Economics

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Effect of Automatic Item Generation on Ability Estimates in a Multistage Test, Kimberly F. Colvin, Education (also CAGS)

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The Centrality of Disagreement, Brian T. Connor, Sociology

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Contrastive Topic: Meanings and Realizations, Noah Constant, Linguistics

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Biophysical Studies of Axonal Transport, Leslie Cyle Conway, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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En honor a Elegguá: Máscaras y trampas trazando los caminos de Juan Francisco Manzano, Carmen L. Cosme Puntiel and Carmen L. Cosme, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics