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Dissertations from 2012

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Modeling Material Transformations in Biorefinement, Vishal Agarwal, Chemical Engineering

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Accuracy of Biomass and Structure Estimates from Radar and Lidar, Razi Uddin Ahmed, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Teachers' Development Of Global Awareness and Its Influence On Their Teaching Practice in The 21st Century Classroom, Therese M Ajtum-Roberts, Education; Teacher Education & School Improvement

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Sleep Disturbances in Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Mood: A Diary Study, Anna Maria Katarina Akerstedt, Psychology

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A Study on Small Scale Intermittency Using Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulence, Saba Almalkie, Mechanical Engineering

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Understanding Maternal Health–Care Seeking Behavior In Low-Income Communities In Accra, Ghana, Patricia Anafi, Public Health

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Organizing Markets: The Structuring of Neoliberalism in the U.S. Airline Industry, Dustin Robert Avent-Holt, Sociology

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Topics in High Energy Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Ufuk Aydemir, Physics

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Goals, Principles, and Practices for Community-Based Adult Education Through the Lens of A Hatcher-Assagioli Synthesis, Andrea Shepard Ayvazian, Education (also CAGS)

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The Guerilla Tongue": The Politics of Resistance in Puerto Rican Poetry, Natasha Azank, English

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The Role Of The Upper Body In Human Locomotion, Jennifer L Baird, Kinesiology

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Proton Transfer in Organic Scaffolds, Dipankar Basak, Chemistry

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Knowledge, Gender, and Production Relations in India's Informal Economy, Amit Basole, Economics

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The Rise Up and Leadership in Community Service Classes and Their Impact on the Relationships, School Retention and Persistence of Marginalized Students at One Level Four School, Heather A. Batchelor, Education (also CAGS)

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Woodrow Wilson's Conversion Experience: The President and the Federal Woman Suffrage Amendment, Beth Behn, History

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Journey From Islamism To Conservative Democracy: The Politics Of Religious Party Moderation In Turkey, Guliz Dinc Belcher, Political Science

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Information Retrieval with Query Hypergraphs, Michael Bendersky, Computer Science

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Determination and Speciation of Arsenic in Environmental and Biological Samples, Tiffany Berg, Chemistry

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Quantum Corrections to the Gravitational Interaction of Massless Particles, Thomas J. Blackburn Jr., Physics

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On the Effect of Elasticity on Drag Reduction Due to Polymer Additives Using a Hybrid D.N.S. and Langevin Dynamics Approach, Arnout Boelens, Chemical Engineering

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An Investigation of the Efficacy of Speech and Language Interventions with Students with ASD Using Telepractice, Michelle Kathleen Boisvert, Communication Disorders

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Rebranding Diversity: Colorblind Racism Inside The U.S. Advertising Industry, Christopher Boulton, Communication

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The Importance of Relationship Quality in Informal HIV Caregiving: A Dyadic Process, Allison Casta Mercado Branch, Psychology

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Controlling Morphology in Swelling-Induced Wrinkled Surfaces, Derek Breid, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Calcareous Nannofossil Records Of Miocene Sea Level At The Marion Plateau (Northeastern Australia); And Pliocenepleistocene Formation Of Cold Water Carbonate Mounds (North Eastern Atlantic Continental Margin), Emily Browning, Geosciences

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Gradients and Ranges of Visually Selective Attention Based on Location, Objects, Color, and Size: Gradients are Universal, but Range is Uniquely Spatial, William S. Bush, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Diatoms as Recorders of Sea Ice in the Bering and Chukchi Seas: Proxy Development and Application, Beth A. Caisse, Geosciences

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A Comprehensive Model of Human Neuromuscular Function During Repeated Isometric Contractions: Predicting the Effect of Age on Fatigue, Damien Mark Callahan, Kinesiology

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Decision-Theoretic Meta-reasoning in Partially Observable and Decentralized Settings, Alan Scott Carlin, Computer Science

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Security Issues in Networked Embedded Devices, Danai Chasaki Sr, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Minor Components and Their Roles on Lipid Oxidation in Bulk Oil That Contains Association Colloids, Bingcan Chen, Food Science

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Characterization of Bovine ɣδ T Cell WC1 Coreceptors: Sequence, Expression, and Function, Chuang Chen, Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences

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Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of Furan Over Zsm-5 Catalysts: A Model Biomass Conversion Reaction, Yu-Ting Cheng, Chemical Engineering

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Functional Polymers for Anhydrous Proton Transport, Nagamani Chikkannagari, Chemistry

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Investigation Of Excess Sludge Reduction By An Anaerobic Side-Stream Reactor (ASSR): The Role Of EPS And Enzymes In Sludge Floc, Dong-Hyun Chon, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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The Poems of Lady Hester Pulter (1605?-1678): An Annotated Edition, Stefan Graham Christian, English

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Synthesis and Photophysical Characterization of Conjugated Molecules for Potential Solar Cell Uses, John Matthew Chudomel, Chemistry

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Risk Quantification of Maple Trees Subjected to Wind Loading, Cihan Ciftci, Civil Engineering

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Structure, Function, and Pharmacological Chaperones for Human α-N-Acetylgalactosaminidase, Nathaniel E Clark, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Determinants of Informal Employment: The Case of Clothing Traders in Johannesburg, South Africa, Jennifer E Cohen, Economics

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Norbornene Based Polybetaines: Synthesis And Biological Applications, Semra Colak, Polymer Science and Engineering

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In the Heart of the Beast: Masculinity and Fatherhood on the Inside, Anna M Curtis, Sociology

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Self-Knowledge in a Natural World, Jeremy Cushing, Philosophy

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A comprehensive fifty-one jurisdiction review of statutes mandating and encouraging the teaching of history in K-12 schools., A. Edward Cutting, Education

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Malleable Racial Identity In Multiracial Individuals: A New Paradigm For Integrating Race And Identity In The United States, Mamta Banu Dadlani, Clinical Psychology

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Understanding Hard Interaction in QCD and the Search for the Gluon Spin Contribution to the Spin of the Proton, Amaresh Datta, Physics

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Surface Instabilities for Adhesion Control, Chelsea Simone Davis, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Hacia un Reencantamiento Posthumanista: Poesía, Ciencia y Nuevas Tecnologías, Marta del Pozo Ortea, Hispanic Literatures and Linguistics

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Towards a posthumanist reenchantment: Poetry, science and new technologies, Marta del Pozo Ortea, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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In Pursuit of a Balanced System of Educational Assessment: An Evaluation of the Pre-Kindergarten Through 8th Grade Math Assessment System in One Massachusetts Regional School District, Rita Joyce Detweiler, Education (also CAGS)

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The Relationship Between Mass Incarceration and Crime in the Neoliberal Period in the United States, Geert Leo Dhondt, Economics

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Swelling and Folding as Mechanisms of 3D Shape Formation in Thin Elastic Sheets, Marcelo A. Dias, Physics

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Technologies of Racial Formation: Asian-American Online Identities, Linh Dich, English

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Molecular Interactions of the Tick Salivary Protein Salp15, Cassidy Dobson, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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The Intersectionality of Race, Adoption and Parenting: How White Adoptive Parents of Asian Born Children Talk About Race Within the Family, Janette Hollowood Dolan, Education (also CAGS)

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Biocultural Perspectives on Gender, Transitions, Stress, and Immune Function, Leo Zachary DuBois, Anthropology

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Essays on Variance Risk, Jump Risk and Options Information, Jian Du, Isenberg School of Management

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Modeling the Relaxation Dynamics of Fluids in Nanoporous Materials, John R. Edison, Chemical Engineering

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Syntax-Prosody Interactions in Irish, Emily Elfner, Linguistics

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Theory of Interacting Polyelectrolytes Under Confinement, Alexander Eliseev, Physics

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Fair Trade, Agrarian Cooperatives, and Rural Livelihoods in Peru, Noah Enelow, Economics

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Identification and Functional Characterization of the Zebrafish Gene Quetschkommode (que), Timo Friedrich, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Making Something Of It: The Untold Stories Of Promising Black Males At A Predominately White Institution Of Higher Education, Michael Sean Funk, Social Justice Education

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The Theory of Compromised Eating Behavior, Ellen Frances Furman, Nursing

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Local Torsion on Abelian Surfaces, Adam Gamzon, Mathematics

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Verbalizing in the Second Language Classroom: The Development of the Grammatical Concept of Aspect, Prospero N. Garcia, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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How Should I Act?: Shakespeare and the Theatrical Code of Conduct, Ann E. Garner, English

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Breaking the Barriers of All-Polymer Solar Cells: Solving Electron Transporter And Morphology Problems, Nagarjuna Gavvalapalli, Chemistry

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Maternal and Fetal Factors Associated with Labor and Delivery Complications, Prasad L. Gawade, Public Health

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In Search Of The Fraternal: Salvific Manhood And Male Intimacy In The Novels Of James Baldwin, Ernest L. Gibson III, Afro-American Studies

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Individual Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Congeners Interact to Disrupt Thyroid Hormone Action During Development, Stefanie Giera, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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The Viroporin Activity of VP2, VP3 and VP4 Contribute to the SV40 Viral Life Cycle, Kristina M Giorda, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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A Social History of Power and Struggle in Turkey: State, Memory, Movements, and Identity of Outsiderness in Dersim, Ozlem Goner, Sociology

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Management of Switchgrass for the Production Of Biofuel, Leryn Elise Gorlitsky, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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Irony & Ideology: Oppositional Politics And Cultural Engagement In Post-September 11th America, Viveca S Greene, Communication

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Leveraging Marketing Resources to Strengthen Stakeholder Company Identification, Mark David Groza, Management

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Mechanics and Energetics of Footfall Patterns in Running, Allison H. Gruber, Kinesiology

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The Assembly of Galaxies Over Cosmic Time, Yicheng Guo, Astronomy

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Production of Third Spaces for Immigrant English Language Learners: (Re)Negotiating Identity and Discourse in the Secondary Classroom, Andrew W. Habana Hafner, Education (also CAGS)

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Studies in Consumer Procrastination, Shabnam Haj Azim Zanjani, Isenberg School of Management

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Supporting Public High School Teachers in a Context of Multiple Mandates: A Social Justice Approach to Professional Learning Communities, Philip J. Harak, Education (also CAGS)

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Processing Perspectives, Jesse Aron Harris, Linguistics

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Studies in the Atomic Spectrometric Determination of Selenium, Mercury, and Rare Earth Elements, Lindsay Rhae Harris, Chemistry

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Enabling Easy Consumer Access to Services and Products, Baris Hasdemir, Isenberg School of Management

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Fundamental Studies on Elastin-Like Oligo- and Polypeptides, Adam P Hathorne, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Molecular mechanisms regulating Complement Receptor 3-mediated phagocytosis of Borrelia burgdorferi, Kelly Lynn Hawley, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Exhaustivity In Questions & Clefts; And The Quantifier Connection: A Study In German And English, Tanja Heizmann, Linguistics

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Tuning the Properties of Metal-Ligand Complexes to Modify the Properties of Supramolecular Materials, Ian Henderson, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Porous Metal Oxide Materials Through Novel Fabrication Procedures, Nicholas Hendricks, Polymer Science and Engineering