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Dissertations from 2017

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SOLUTION-BASED ASSEMBLY OF CONJUGATED POLYMERS INTO NANOFIBERS FOR ORGANIC ELECTRONICS, Daniel E. Acevedo Cartagena, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Reactions to ingroup critics under threat: Social psychological factors that magnify versus mitigate negative reactions, Levi Adelman, Psychology

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Affective Responses to Technology Use: Examining the Dark Side, Exploring the Bright Side, David Agogo, Management

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CAN LONG BONE STRUCTURAL VARIABILITY DETECT AMONG-POPULATION RELATIONSHIPS?, Gina Agostini, Anthropology

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CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT AND WORKPLACE LEARNING: AN ANALYSIS OF FACTORS INFLUENCING WORKPLACE LEARNING AT AFGHAN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, Mohammad Javad Ahmadi, Education (also CAGS)

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SUSTAINABILITY IN THE APPAREL INDUSTRY: A STUDY OF SELF-REGULATORY INSTITUTIONS AND LOGIC HYBRIDIZATION PROCESSES, Yoojung Ahn, Management

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Relational-Cultural Perspectives of African American Women with Diabetes and Maintaining Multiple Roles, Ayesha Ali, Nursing

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Tablet-based Self-management Intervention for Diabetes Mellitus Type II Patients: Usability and Efficacy of The ASSISTwell Tool, Mohammad Alkawaldeh, Nursing

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THE EFFECT OF MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON BACTERIAL, FUNGAL, AND NEMATODE COMMUNITIES ON COOL SEASON TURFGRASS, Elisha Allan-Perkins, Plant Biology

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Peppermint Kings: A Rural American History, Dan Allosso, History

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

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Method for Enabling Causal Inference in Relational Domains, David Arbour, Computer Science

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Problems in Graph-Structured Modeling and Learning, James Atwood, Computer Science

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Special Education and Massachusetts Charter Schools: Examining Issues and Practices Associated with Enrollment, Placement and Compliance, Jennifer C. Baribeau, Education (also CAGS)

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Spreadsheet Tools for Data Analysts, Daniel W. Barowy, Computer Science

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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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Ultraviolet to Infrared Star Formation Rate Tracers: Characterizing Dust Attenuation and Emission, Andrew Battisti, Astronomy

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

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DEEP ENERGY-BASED MODELS FOR STRUCTURED PREDICTION, David Belanger, Computer Science

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NON-EUCLIDEAN SHELLS: A STUDY OF GROWTH-INDUCED FABRICATION AND MECHANICAL MULTI-STABILITY, Nakul Bende, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Testing a Skills Training Course for Use in a Peer-Delivered Mental Health Intervention, Samantha L. Bernecker, Psychology

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A Papered Freedom: Self-Purchase and Compensated Manumission in the Antebellum United States, Julia Bernier, Afro-American Studies

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The Role of Social Class and Construal Level in Social Justice and Fairness Beliefs, Prerana Bharadwaj, Psychology

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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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Demystifying Distributed Leadership: How Understanding Principles of Practice and Perceptions Regarding Ambiguity Can Enhance the Leadership Capacity of Department Chairs, Diana Bonneville, Education (also CAGS)

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Roughly Speaking: A Performance Autoethnography of Occupation, Aesthetics, and Epistemology, Tyler Boudreau, Communication

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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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Examining the Relation Between Family Functioning and Child Hyperactivity: Simultaneously Testing Four Proposed Mechanisms, Rosanna P. Breaux, Psychology

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Social-Emotional Development Assessment: Scale Development for Kindergarten through Second Grade Youth Universal Screening, James F.M. Brenchley, School Psychology

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Moving from Trauma to Healing: Black Queer Cultural Workers’ Experiences and Discourses of Love, Durryle N. Brooks, Education (also CAGS)

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RETHINKING PERSON-ORGANIZATION FIT: OPERATIONALIZATION AND MEASUREMENT OF PERCEIVED ORGANIZATIONAL FIT, Ben Bulmash, Management

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Environmentally Driven Galaxy Evolution and Quenching: Insights from the Low-redshift Circumgalactic Medium, Joseph Burchett, Astronomy

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PERCEPTIONS AND PERSPECTIVES OF CORE SUBJECT HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS ON THE PHENOMENON OF CREATIVE LEARNING, Ralph Caouette, Education (also CAGS)

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Graph Construction for Manifold Discovery, CJ Carey, Computer Science

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A VIRTUOUS CYCLE: INTERDEPENDENCE AND THE ONTOGENESIS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE, Nathan Carnes, Psychology

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN NICKEL PROTEINS AND ENZYMES, Carolyn Carr, Chemistry

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THE STRUGGLES OF LIVING IN A POSTCARD: TOURISMS SOCIAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES ON A MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY, Elizabeth A. Cartier, Management

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Norms for Bayesians, Lisa Cassell, Philosophy

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MICROBIAL DYNAMICS AND DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR DECENTRALIZED MICROBIAL FUEL CELL APPLICATIONS, Cynthia Castro, Civil Engineering

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NOTCH1 MODIFICATION AND SIGNALING IN T HELPER CELL DIFFERENTIATION, Karthik Chandiran, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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

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Interactions at the Aqueous Interface of Large-Area Graphene: Colloidal-Scale and Protein Adsorption, Aaron Chen, Chemical Engineering

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Metabolic Modeling and Engineering of Gas Fermentation in Bubble Column Reactors, Jin Chen, Chemical 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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NANOPOROUS SOLID ACID MATERIALS FOR BIOMASS CONVERSION INTO VALUE-ADDED CHEMICALS: SYNTHESIS, CATALYSIS, AND CHEMISTRY, Hong Je Cho, Chemical Engineering

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Guiding the Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers in 2D and 3D with Minimal Patterning, Jaewon Choi, Polymer Science and Engineering

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MOVEMENT MEDIA, ENERGY ACTIVISM, AND THE POLITICS OF HOMETOWN IN THE ANTI-765KV POWER TRANSMISSION TOWER STRUGGLE OF MIRYANG IN SOUTH KOREA, Su Young Choi, Communication

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The Form and Acquisition of Free Relatives, Michael Clauss, Linguistics

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Automatic Derivation of Requirements for Components Used in Human-Intensive Systems, Heather Conboy, Computer Science

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The Role of Phenotypic Integration in Mammalian Tooth Function and Jaw Morphological Diversity, Andrew Conith, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Spectroscopic Studies of Gas-Phase Transition Metal Complexes of Cations and Cluster Ions with Methane and Water, Christopher Copeland, Chemistry

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Extractivism and Resistance: Media, Protest and Power in Ecuador, Diana M. Coryat, Communication

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DYNAMIC RANGE LIMITATIONS OF LOW-NOISE MICROWAVE TRANSISTORS AT CRYOGENIC TEMPERATURES, Ahmet Hakan Coskun, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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MODELING THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY, Alexana Cranmer, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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THE ROLE OF SLEEP ON INHIBITORY CONTROL IN YOUNG CHILDREN WITH ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD), Amanda Cremone, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Voter Turnout Overreports: Measurement, Modeling and Deception, Ivelisse Cuevas-Molina, Political Science

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Negotiating Race, Work and Family: Cape Verdean Home Care Workers in Lisbon, Portugal, Celeste Vaughan Curington, Sociology

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Probing the Domain Architecture and Structural Dynamics of Caspase-6 for its Specific Regulation, Kevin Buadlart Dagbay, Chemistry

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The Government Role in Creating Innovation Technological Clusters in Developing Countries (The Case of Saudi Arabia), Khalid Mahmoud Dashash and Khalid Mahmoud Dashash, Regional Planning

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BIOLOGY, MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS, POPULATION DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF A STEM GALL WASP, ZAPATELLA DAVISAE (HYMENOPTERA: CYNIPIDAE), Monica Davis, Environmental Conservation

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DESIGN, ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION OF CACHE SYSTEMS, Mostafa Dehghan Shirehpaz, Computer Science

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Currency Mismatch and Balance Sheet Effects of Exchange Rate in Turkish Non-Financial Corporations, Serkan Demirkilic, Economics

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Participatory Planning in the Brazilian Cerrado: Mainstreaming land use, climate adaptation, and vulnerability in the state-led program City for Us, Euripedes De Oliveira, Regional Planning

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Arctic and North Atlantic paleo-environmental reconstructions from lake sediments, Gregory A. de Wet, Geosciences

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Navigating the Auditor-Client Relationship During Sensitive Events: Insight on Audit Firm Practices and an Experimental Study, Mary Dodgson, Management

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Golfer Exposure to Pesticides, Jeffery Doherty, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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‘Woman thou art loosed’: Black Female Sexuality Unhinged in the Fiction of Frances Harper and Pauline Hopkins, Crystal Donkor, Afro-American Studies

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Controversy Analysis and Detection, Shiri Dori-Hacohen, Computer Science

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QUANTIFYING GAIT ADAPTABILITY: FRACTALITY, COMPLEXITY, AND STABILITY DURING ASYMMETRIC WALKING, Scott W. Ducharme, Kinesiology

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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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COMPARISON OF THE EFFICACY OF ARV MEDICATIONS ALONE AND IN COMBINATION WITH HERBAL MEDICATIONS IN THE TREATMENT OF HIV AMONG NIGERIAN HIV+ PATIENTS, Abdulfattah Durojaiye, Nursing

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CANCER PAIN PROCESSES IN THE HOSPICE CARING TRIAD: A GROUNDED THEORY STUDY, Olga Ehrlich, Nursing

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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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Assigning Grammatical Gender to Novel Nouns in L1 and L2 Spanish, Andie Faber, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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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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Pore forming protein assembly and the use in nanopore sensing: a study on E. coli proteins ClyA and OmpG, Monifa Fahie, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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RELATIONAL COORDINATION: A PREDICTOR OF NURSE JOB SATISFACTION, ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT, AND TURNOVER INTENTION, Rawaih Falatah, Nursing

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MICRONUTRIENTS, INFLAMMATION AND DEPRESSION AMONG WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE FROM THE NATIONAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY 2005-2008, Joycelyn M. Faraj, Public Health

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Critical Language Awareness in an ELL Urban Language Classroom: Transforming a Latina Teacher’s Language Ideology, Yvonne V. Fariño and Yvonne Virginia Farino, Education (also CAGS)

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Translation, Rewriting, and Fan Fiction: A Literary History of Transformative Work, Shannon K. Farley, Comparative Literature

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Verbal -s Productions in the Structured Writing Samples of Variable AAE-Speaking Fourth-Grade Students With and Without Language Impairment, Jacklyn High Felton, Communication Disorders

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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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POLYORGANOSILOXANES: MOLECULAR NANOPARTICLES, NANOCOMPOSITES AND INTERFACES, Daniel H. Flagg, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Examining the Influence of Graduate Student Experiences on Graduate Alumni Giving, Kevin Fleming Ph.D., Education (also CAGS)

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Residence Directors as Residential Crisis Workers: Exploring the Role of Campus-Based Critical Incident Stress Management in the Mitigation of Compassion Fatigue, Noga Flory, Education (also CAGS)

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The Cultural Construction of Diverse Other(s): A Discourse Analysis of Institutional Policy, Rachel E. Friedensen, Education (also CAGS)

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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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Examining the Effectiveness of a Sentence Construction Intervention Combined with Self-Regulation Instruction Using a Regression Discontinuity Design, William Furey, School Psychology

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SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND APPLICATION OF BLOCK COPOLYMER AND NANOPARTICLE COMPOSITES, Yue Gai, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Comunidad y escritura en la temprana Edad Moderna española Teresa de Cartagena, María de Santo Domingo y Teresa de Ávila (1420-1582), Borja Gama de Cossio, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Evaluating a Translingual Administration of the Early Grades Math Assessment (EGMA) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fernanda Gandara, Education (also CAGS)

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Intraracial and Intraethnic Microaggressions Experienced by Korean American Internationally and Transracially Adopted Persons, Karin J. Garber, Psychology

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Supporting Black and Brown Females’ STEM Identity Construction Through Mathematics Teacher Noticing: A Mixed Methods Study, Carolyn Gardner, Education (also CAGS)

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Three Essays on Defending Common-Pool Resources, Lawrence Geest, Resource Economics

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The Role of Culture in Close Relationships: East-West Differences in Communication and Emotion Regulation, Feiran Ge, Psychology