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Dissertations from 2012

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Virtual Black Spaces: An Anthropological Exploration of African American Online Communities' Racial and Political Agency Amidst Virtual Universalism, Kamela S Heyward, Anthropology

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Metal Selectivity In The E. coli Ni(II)- And Co(II)-Responsive Transcriptional Regulator, RcnR, Khadine Athena Higgins, Chemistry

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Target Recognition and Competitive Synaptogenesis in the Drosophila Giant Fiber System, Jason Joseph Hill, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Phase Transitions in Polyelectrolyte Systems, Jing Hua, Physics

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Weakly Supervised Learning for Unconstrained Face Processing, Gary B. Huang, Computer Science

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Real-Time Information and Correlations for Optimal Routing in Stochastic Networks, He Huang, Civil Engineering

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Regulation of Caspase-9 by Natural and Synthetic Inhibitors, Kristen L. Huber, Chemistry

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Getting Beyond What Educators See As Wrong: How Understanding the Strengths of Low-Income Puerto Rican Families Can Help Urban Schools Improve, Paul Hyry-Dermith, Education (also CAGS)

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Os Grão-Capitães Como Sequência De Contos: Paratextualidade, Imagética E Os Contornos De Um Género Literário, António M.A. Igrejas, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Expository and Narrative Discourse in Adolescents with Reading and Language Impairments: Assessment and Intervention, Beverly Iuliano, Communication Disorders

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Runx1 Regulates c-Myc Expression And The Expansion Of Hematopoietic Precursors In A C-terminally Dependent Manner, Paejonette Jacobs, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Production of Green Aromatics and Olefins from Lignocellulosic Biomass by Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis: Chemistry, Catalysis, and Process Development, Jungho Jae, Chemical Engineering

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Towards Large-Scale Validation of Protein Flexibility Using Rigidity Analysis, Filip Jagodzinski, Computer Science

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Distributions of Large Mammal Assemblages in Thailand with a Focus on Dhole (Cuon alpinus) Conservation, Kate Elizabeth Jenks, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Modeling the Self-Assembly of Ordered Nanoporous Materials, Lin Jin, Chemical Engineering

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Determination of Metallic Constituents in Environmental and Biological Materials, Monique Erica Johnson, Chemistry

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Performance Monitoring and Analysis of Integral Abutment Bridges, Emre Kalayci, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Resource-Bounded Information Acquisition and Learning, Pallika H. Kanani, Computer Science

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Studies on Marketing Channel Performance, Channel Appropriability, and Intangible Firm Value, Jun Kang, Isenberg School of Management

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An Isotopic Perspective On Climatic Change In Tropical South America From The Modern Through The Last Glacial Period, Lisa C Kanner, Geosciences

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The Role of Human NKG2D Receptor-Ligand Function in Tumor Immunity and Immune Escape, Mobin A Karimi, Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences

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The influence of free-living activity and inactivity on health outcomes and responsiveness to exercise training, Sarah Kozey Keadle, Kinesiology

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Design And Construction Of Novel DNA Nanostructures For Therapeutic Applications, Jung Won Keum, Chemical Engineering

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Phonological And Phonetic Biases In Speech Perception, Michael Parrish Key, Linguistics

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Acceleration of CFD and Data Analysis Using Graphics Processors, Ali Khajeh Saeed, Mechanical Engineering

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The Role of Education in an Historically Challenging and Politically Complex Environment: The Response of Public Universities to the September 11 Attacks, Nigar J. Khan, Education (also CAGS)

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Engineering Surface Functionality of Gold Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Applications, Chaekyu Kim, Chemistry

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Multes : Multi-Level Temporal-Parallel Event-Driven Simulation, Dusung Kim, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Macroscopic Patterning via Dynamic Self-assembly and Wrinkling Instability, Hyun Suk Kim, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Retrieval and Evaluation Techniquesfor Personal Information, Jinyoung Kim, Computer Science

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Why Sacrifice Sovereignty? A Non-Instrumental Explanation of State Support for Supranational Cooperation in EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, Osman Sabri Kiratli, Political Science

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Increasing Instructional Time Through Performance Feedback In Consultation, Suzanne A Klein, School Psychology

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The Silent Majority: An Examination Of Nonresponse In College Student Surveys, Ethan A. Kolek, Education (also CAGS)

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Mammalian Species Origin and Geographical Dispersal Patterns Correlate With Changes in Chromosome Structure, Exemplified in Lemurs (Madagascar) and Bats (Worldwide), Robin Lee Kolnicki, Geosciences

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Organic Farming and Rural Transformations in the European Union: A Political Economy approach, Charalampos Konstantinidis, Economics

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Counterpossibles, Barak Krakauer, Philosophy

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Phosphorylcholine Substituted Polyolefins: New Syntheses, Solution Assemblies, and Polymer Vesicles, Katrina A Kratz, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Effect of Building Morphology on Energy and Structural Performance of High-Rise Office Buildings, Mohamed Krem, Civil Engineering

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Chemistry at Silicone - Inorganic Oxide Interfaces, Joseph W. Krumpfer, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Variable Risk Policy Search for Dynamic Robot Control, Scott Robert Kuindersma, Computer Science

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Universidade De Sao Paulo Centro De Energia Nuclear Na Agricultura: Soil Microbiota Related To Carbon, Nitrogen And Greenhouse Gas Cycles Across Different Land Uses In Southwestern Amazonia, Daniel Renato Lammel, Microbiology

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An Empirical Examination of the Impact of Item Parameters on IRT Information Functions in Mixed Format Tests, Wai Yan Wendy Lam, Education (also CAGS)

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Linear And Crosslinked Polymers For Applications In Molecular Delivery And Separation, Michael Lartey, Chemistry

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A New Approach to Using Photographs and Classroom Response Systems in Middle School Astronomy Classes, Hyun Ju Lee, Education (also CAGS)

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Place and the Politics of Knowledge in Rural Bolivia: A Postcoloniality of Development, Ecology, and Well-Being, Karen Marie Lennon, Education (also CAGS)

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Governing Piety: Islam, Empire and Moderation in Late Modernity, Dunya D Lepori, Political Science

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The Sources of Financial Profit: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation of the Transformation of Banking in the US, Irene G. Levina, Economics

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Kinetically Trapping Co-continuous Morphologies in Polymer Blends and Composites, Le Li, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Cryptographic Circuit Design In Nanometer CMOS Technologies, Lang Lin, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Latent Variable Modeling For Biomarker Analysis, Yan Liu, Public Health

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Refinement, Validation and Application of a Machine Learning Method For Estimating Physical Activity And Sedentary Behavior in Free-Living People, Kate Lyden, Kinesiology

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Mitigating Negative Externalities Affecting Access and Equity of Education in Low-Resource Countries: A Study Exploring Social Marketing as a Potential Strategy for Planning School Food Programs in Malawi, Martha Magreta-Nyongani, Education (also CAGS)

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Lateralization of Central Circadian Pacemaker Output, Carrie E Mahoney, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Citizenship in Times of Exception: The Turn to Security and the Politics of Human Rights in Valle del Cauca, Colombia, Erika Marquez Montano, Sociology

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The Oriented-Eddy Collision Model, Michael Bernard Martell Jr., Mechanical Engineering

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Fabrication, Characterization and Utilization of Filled Hydrogel Particles as Food Grade Delivery Systems, Alison M. Matalanis, Food Science

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Fisher Population Ecology on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, Northwestern California, Sean Michael Matthews, Environmental Conservation

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The Obscure Features Hypothesis For Innovation: One Key To Improving Performance In Insight Problems, Anthony J McCaffrey, Psychology

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The Role of Contextual Restriction in Reference-Tracking, Andrew Robert McKenzie, Linguistics

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Pen Stroking the Soul of a People: Spiritual Foundations of Black Diasporan Literature, McKinley Eric Melton, Afro-American Studies

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Comparison Of Kernel Equating And Item Response Theory Equating Methods, Yu Meng, Education; Research and Evaluation Methods

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Probing Novel Properties of Nucleons and Nuclei via Parity Violating Electron Scattering, Luis Rafael Mercado, Physics

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The Relation Between Academic and Cognitive Skills and Externalizing Behavior Problems in Children, Lindsay A Metcalfe, Clinical Psychology

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More than Just the Smartest Guys in the Room: Intellectual Capital Assets in Knowledge-Intensive Firms, Christopher Meyer, Management

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Topic Regression, David Mimno, Computer Science

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Interactions and Morphology of Triblock Copolymer - Ionic Liquid Mixtures and Applications for Gel Polymer Electrolytes, Daniel F. Miranda, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Dynamics and Kinetics of Model Biological Systems, Stephen William Mirigian, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Exploring Differences Between Student And Teacher Reports Of Relational Aggression, Hadley Moore, Education

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A 'Living Art': Working-Class, Transcultural, and Feminist Aesthetics in the United States, Mexico, and Algeria, 1930s, Tabitha Adams Morgan, English

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Functional Characterization Of Members Of Plasma Membrane Interinsic Proteins Subfamily And Their Involvement In Metalloids Transport In Plants, Kareem A Mosa, Plant and Soil Sciences

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Morphology and Development of Droplet Deformation Under Flow Within Microfluidic Devices, Molly Katlin Mulligan, Mechanical Engineering

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Characterization of the Function and Regulation of Type-1 Inositol 1,4,5-Trisphosphate Receptor in Mouse Oocytes and Eggs, Zhang Nan, Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences

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Security Issues in Network Virtualization for the Future Internet, Sriram Natarajan, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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"How can you be a witch? You are not old": Women, society and spectacle in the Spanish Golden Age theater, Glenda Yael Nieto Cuebas, Hispanic Literatures and Linguistics

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Can Free Primary Education Achieve Universal Primary Education? A Study Of The Intersections Of Social Exclusion, Gender And Education In Kenya, Judith A Obiero, Education; Educational Policy and Leadership

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Beyond the Stereotype of Black Homophobia: Exploring the Potential of Black Allies for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students, Kyle Oldham, Education (also CAGS)

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Evaluating the Role of Principals in Teacher Teams: A Longitudinal Analysis of Principal Involvement and Impact in a District-Wide Initiative to Increase Teacher Collaboration, Craig Michael Outhouse, Education (also CAGS)

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The Partially Digital: Internet, Citizenship, Social Inequalities, And Digital Citizenship In South Africa, Tokunbo (Toks) D. Oyedemi, Communication

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Regulation of the Hypothalamic Precursor Cells by HH/GLI Signaling in Post-Embryonic Zebrafish, Ayse Tuba Ozacar, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Postures for Precision: An Ecological Approach to Marksmanship and the Issue of Warfighter Load., Christopher Jay Palmer, Kinesiology

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Modeling Of Growth And Prediction Of Properties Of Electronic Nanomaterials: Silicon Thin Films And Compound Semiconductor Quantum Dots, Sumeet C Pandey, Chemical Engineering

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Adsorption column studies to predict the flow of nutrients through heterogenous porous media under equilibrium and isothermal conditions, Vijai B. Pandey, Food Science

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“The Labor We Delight In”: Amateur Dramatists In The London Professional Theaters, 1590-1642, Matteo A Pangallo, English

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Strategies to Improve the Performance of Antioxidants in Oil-in-Water Emulsions, Atikorn Panya, Food Science

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Robust and Scalable Domain Decomposition Methods for Electromagnetic Computations, Georgios Paraschos, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Chemically Directed Assembly Of Nanoparticles For Material And Biological Applications, Myoung-Hwan Park, Chemistry

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A Professional Development Program for the Mother Tongue-Based Teacher: Addressing Teacher Perceptions and Attitudes Towards MTBMLE, Rebecca J. Paulson Stone, Education (also CAGS)

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SAC Attack: Assessing the Role of Recollection in the Mirror Effect, Angela M. Pazzaglia, Psychology

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Unpacking Voice and Silence: A Phenomenological Study of Black Women and Latinas in College Classroom, Shelly A. Perdomo, Education (also CAGS)

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A Minskian Approach to Financial Crises with a Behavioural Twist: A Reappraisal of the 2000-2001 Financial Crisis in Turkey, Mathieu Perron-Dufour, Economics

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Elizabeth’s Fruitless Crown: Ovidian Poetry, The End Of Tudor Genealogy, And The Incomplete Past, Kevin Petersen, English

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Design of Hybrid Conjugated Polymer Materials: 1) Novel Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Semiconductors and 2) Surface Modification Via Grafting Approaches, Joseph J. Peterson, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Evaluating Alternative Transportation Financing Approaches: A Conceptual Framework and Analytical Methods, Michael Plotnikov, Civil Engineering

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Stress in Harmonic Serialism, Kathryn Ringler Pruitt, Linguistics

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Essays on Urban Sprawl, Race, and Ethnicity, Jared M. Ragusett, Economics

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Agriculture and Class: Contradictions of Midwestern Family Farms Across the Twentieth Century, Elizabeth Ann Ramey, Economics

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Women In Conflict, Peacebuilding And Reconstruction: Insights From The Aftermath Of Nepal's Maoist Insurgency, Smita Ramnarain, Economics

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Power Efficient Continuous-Time Delta-Sigma Modulator Architectures for Wideband Analog to Digital Conversion, Mohammad Ranjbar, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Engaging Identities: Globality And Communicative Practices In Education For Democratic Citizenship, Sangeeta V Rao, Communication

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Leveraging Relational Representations for Causal Discovery, Matthew John Hale Rattigan, Computer Science