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Dissertations from 2012

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Searches For Gravitational Waves From Binary Black Hole Coalescences With Ground-based Laser Interferometers Across a Wide Parameter Space, Satyanarayan Ray Pitambar Mohapatra, Physics

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Money, Reality, and Value: Non-Commodity Money in Marxian Political Economy, Joseph Thomas Rebello, Economics

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Adaptations to Stride Patterns and Head Movements During Walking in Persons With and Without Multiple Sclerosis, Jebb Grigory Remelius, Kinesiology

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Three essays on oil scarcity, global warming and energy prices, Matthew Riddle, Economics

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Research as Praxis in ESL Teacher Education, Elizabeth Anne Robinson, Education (also CAGS)

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No Círculo do Uroboro: Articulações Identitárias na Narrativa de Milton Hatoum, Cecilia Paiva Rodrigues, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Enhanced Mechanical Performance of Low Dielectric Constant Thin Films Synthesized in Supercritical Co2, and Sans Studies of Microemulsions Induced or Destabilized by Compressed Co2, Alvin Horatio Romang, Chemical Engineering

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Structural Studies of Membrane-Assembled PopD and PopB, the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Type 3 Secretion Translocators, Fabian B Romano Chernac, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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On the Analysis and Management of Cache Networks, Elisha Rosensweig, Computer Science

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1. Microbial Characterization At A Site Exposed To Highway Runoff And Deicing Agents 2. Chloride Dispersion Across Silt Deposits In A Glaciated Bedrock Valley, Camelia Rotaru, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Roots of Modality, Aynat Rubinstein, Linguistics

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Movements of Diverse Inquiries as Critical Teaching Practices Among Charros, Tlacuaches and Mapaches, Stephen T. Sadlier, Education (also CAGS)

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Dietary Patterns and their Relationship to Sociodemographics, Health Behaviors, and the Risk of Hypentension Among Adults in Pakistan, Nilofer Fatimi Safdar, Public Health

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The Feasibility of Low-Cost, Dual-Polarized, Phase-Tilt Antenna Arrays for Dense Radar Networks, Jorge L Salazar Cerreno, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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A Study On Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions Of Teaching As Full-Time Residential Interns In Urban Public Secondary School Classrooms, Tammie Demetri Jenkins Samuels, Teacher Education

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From Tank Trails to Technology Parks: the Impact of Base Redevelopment for New England, Bernd F. Schliemann, Regional Planning

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Moments Of Determination: Detecting Learning Within Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Jason A Schweid, Education, Educational Policy Research, and Administration Research

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Systematic Synthesis of Organic Semiconductors with Variable Band Gaps, Christopher Thomas Scilla, Polymer Science and Engineering

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The Aerodynamics and Near Wake of an Offshore Floating Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine, Thomas Sebastian, Mechanical Engineering

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Organic Radicals For Electronic Materials, Gonca Seber, Chemistry

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On Data-Path Customization In Next-Generation Networks, Shashank Shanbhag, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Sitting-There: Embodied Perception, Kinesthetic Empathy, and Reading Pain in Dance Spectatorship, Brandon W Shaw, Comparative Literature

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On Models of Short Pulse Type in Continuous Media, Yannan Shen, Mathematics and Statistics

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Modeling the Lifespan of Red Blood Cells, Rajiv Prakash Shrestha, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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Effects Of Strong Start Curriculum On Internalizing, Externalizing Behaviors, And Emotion Knowledge Among Kindergarten And First Grade Students, Jasmine L Sicotte, School Psychology

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Personal History and Present Practice: A Cross Cultural Study of the Influences on Arts Integration in the United States and Japan, Jana L. Silver, Education (also CAGS)

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The Valuation Impact of Sec Enforcement Actions on Non-Target Foreign Firms, Roger Nelson Silvers, Management

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Demand- Side Financing In Education: A Critical Examination of a Girls' Scholarship Program in Malawi- (Case Study), Abraham Sineta, Education (also CAGS)

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Aspects of Alternative Network Structure Evolution, Naveen Kumar Singh, Polymer Science and Engineering

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They Chose to Major in Engineering: A Study of Why Women Enter and Persist in Undergraduate Engineering Programs, Adrienne Yvette Smith, Education (also CAGS)

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Beaver Dams Maintain Native Fish Biodiversity Via Altered Habitat Heterogeneity in a Coastal Stream Network: Evaluating Gear, Quantifying Fish Assemblages, and Testing Ecological Hypotheses, Joseph Michael Smith, Marine Sciences and Technology

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Influence of Phosphate on the Adsorption/Desorption of Bovine Serum Albumin on Nano and Bulk Oxide Particles, Lei Song, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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Biological Control of the Ambermarked Birch Leafminer (Profenusa thomsoni) in Alaska, Anna L. Soper, Entomology

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Student Recognition of Visual Affordances: Supporting Use of Physics Simulations in Whole Class and Small Group Settings, A. Lynn Stephens, Education (also CAGS)

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Engineering a Bacterial Toxin Delivery System for the Targeted Treatment of Solid Tumors, Adam Thomas St. Jean, Chemical Engineering

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Issues in Option-Based Risk Management, Edward Szado, Isenberg School of Management

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A Formative Program Evaluation of Treatment Integrity Practices, Assessments and Attitudes Within a Specialized School Setting, Lin Tang, Psychology

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New Bilinear Estimates for Quadratic-Derivative Nonlinear Wave Equations in 2+1 Dimensions, Allison J. Tanguay, Mathematics

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The Evolutionary Genetics of Seed Shattering and Flowering Time, Two Weed Adaptive Traits in US Weedy Rice, Carrie S. Thurber, Plant Biology

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Design and Fabrication of Functional Lipid Nanoparticles Based on Control of Interfacial Properties Using Biopolymers, Tanushree Tokle, Food Science

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Microtechnologies for Mimicking Tumor-Imposed Transport Limitations and Developing Targeted Cancer Therapies, Bhushan Jayant Toley, Chemical Engineering

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Farm-to-Fork: Understanding Locally-Oriented Farm-to-Vendor Food Systems: Access, Boundaries, and Power-Relations, Shawn Alan Trivette, Sociology

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Examining Perceptions of Practices and the Roles of Special Education Leaders through the Distributed Leadership Lens, Patrick Ryan Tudryn, Education (also CAGS)

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Enrique Anderson Imbert – Escritor De Cuentos Fantasticos, Maria Twardy, Hispanic Literatures and Linguistics

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Afro-Peruvian Perspectives and Critiques of Intercultural Education Policy, Luis Martin Valdiviezo, Education (also CAGS)

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Parity Violation in Neutron Deuteron Scattering in Pionless Effective Field Theory, Jared James Vanasse, Physics

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“Beyond Words”: Exploring The Cultural Limits Of The Communicable, Brion van Over, Communication

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Allosteric Regulation of Caspase-6 Proteolytic Activity, Elih M. Velazquez-Delgado, Chemistry

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Modeling the Free Energy Functional at the Fluid-Solid Transition in Classical Many-Particle Systems, Anurag Verma, Chemical Engineering

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Goals, Big and Small, Martin Walkow, Linguistics

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Characterization of The Roles of YY1 during Early Embryonic Development In The Mouse, Mary Catherine Wallingford, Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences

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Mechanisms Of Pathology In Equine Laminitis: Versican Depletion From Basal Epithelial Cells And Suppressed Canonical Wnt Signaling, Le Wang, Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences

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Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Dopamine Signaling in C. elegans, Khursheed Ahmad Wani, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Ethel Payne: The First Lady of the Black Press: Black Journalism and its Advocacy Role from 1954 - 1991, Jamal E Watson, Afro-American Studies

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Using Click Chemistry To Modify Block Copolymers And Their Morphologies, Xinyu Wei, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Compound-­Specific Hydrogen Isotopes of Lipid Biomarkers in Lake El’gygytgyn, Ne Russia, Kenna M. K. Wilkie, Geosciences

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Understanding Internalized Oppression: A Theoretical Conceptualization of Internalized Subordination, Teeomm K. Williams, Education (also CAGS)

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Modeling And Planning Distributed Energy Systems Online, Kai Wu, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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Modeling Reformulation as Query Distributions, Xiaobing Xue, Computer Science

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Selective Interactions of Proteins With Polyelectrolytes and Nanoparticles: Binding, Adsorption, Coacervation, and Inhibition of Aggregation, Yisheng Xu, Chemistry

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The Political Economy of Agrarian Change in the People's Republic of China, Zhun Xu, Economics

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Designing Novel Mobile Systems By Exploiting Sensing, User Context, and Crowdsourcing, Tingxin Yan, Computer Science

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Design And Synthesis Of Stimuli-Sensitive Dendritic Supramolecular Assemblies, Volkan Yesilyurt, Chemistry

The Devil's in the Details: Abstract vs. Concrete Construals of Multiculturalism Have Differential Effects on Attitudes and Behavioral Intentions Toward Ethnic Minority Groups, Kumar Yogeeswaran, Psychology

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Establishing Brachypodium distachyon As A New Model System For Understanding Iron Homeostasis In Grasses, Burcu (Kokturk) Yordem, Plant Biology

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Fabrication Of Nanostructured Metal Oxide Films With Supercritical CO2: Processing And Applications, Eunyoung You, Chemical Engineering

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Analysis, Design, and Management of Supply Chain Networks with Applications to Time-Sensitive Products, Min Yu, Management

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Controlling Salmonella Accumulation Inside Solid Tumors via Bacterial Chemotaxis Engineering and Combined Treatment with Lipid A, Miaomin Zhang, Chemical Engineering

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On-Chip Monitoring Infrastructures And Strategies For Multi-Core And Many-Core Systems, Jia Zhao, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Improved Computational Methods for Bayesian Tree Models, Yue Zhao, Mathematics and Statistics

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Metal-Containing Functional Polmers: (I) Room Temperature magnetic Materials and (II) Anion Exchange Membranes, Yongping Zha, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Preparation, Characterization, Surface Modification and Applications of Siloxane Polymers, Peiwen Zheng, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Analysis Of Morgue, A Novel Ubiquitination Protein That Functions In Programmed Cell Death, Ying Zhou, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Inversion And Analysis Of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter In Estuarine And Coastal Regions Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, Weining Zhu, Geosciences

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Mass Spectrometric Analysis Of Monolayer Protected Nanoparticles, Zhengjiang Zhu, Chemistry

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Organic Materials as Templates for the Formation of Mesoporous Inorganic Materials and Ordered Inorganic Nanocomposites, Christopher Ryan Ziegler, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Newlywed Couples' Marital Satisfaction and Patterns of Cortisol Reactivity and Recovery as a Response to Differential Marital Power, Mattitiyahu Scott Zimbler, Psychology

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Locating the Source of Approach/Avoidance Effects on Natural Language Category Decisions, Matthew Zivot, Psychology

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Remaking the Political in Fortress Europe: Political Practice and Cultural Citizenship in Italian Social Centers, Angelina Ione Zontine, Anthropology

Dissertations from 2011

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The Teaching And Learning Of Arabic Post 9/11: Late Modernity And Possibilities For Change In Language Classrooms, Sawsan Omar Abbadi, Education

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Exploring Teachers’ Beliefs Regarding The Concepts Of Culture And Intercultural Communicative Competence In EFL Palestinian University Context: A Case Study, Abdrabu Abu Alyan, Education

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Tailoring Nanoparticle Surface Monolayers For Biomolecular Recognition And Delivery Applications, Sarit S Agasti, Chemistry

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Mothering In Jail: Pleasure, Pain, And Punishment, Brittnie Leigh Aiello, Sociology

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State Hegemony and Sustainable Development: A Political Economy Analysis of Two Local Experiences in Turkey, Bengi Akbulut, Economics

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Nationalism & The Politics Of Historical Memory: Charlemagne Peratle’s Rebellion Against U.S. Occupation Of Haiti, 1915-1986, Yveline Alexis, History

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Automated Negotiation for Complex Multi-Agent Resource Allocation, Bo An, Computer Science

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Quantification, misc., Jan Anderssen, Linguistics

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The Role Of Actin Depolymerizing Factor And Its Regulatory Mechanisms In Moss Tip Growth, Robert Charles Augustine, Plant Biology

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Design, Syntheses And Protein Responsive Assembly/Disassembly Of Amphiphilic Dendrimers, Malar Azhagan Azagarasamy, Chemistry

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Beyond Promise: Politics, Institutions And Neoliberal Economic Reforms In Four African Countries, Yakubu M Azindow, Political Science

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The Role of Bacteriocins in Mediating Interactions of Bacterial Isolates from Cystic Fibrosis Patients, Emine Suphan Bakkal, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Lacustrine Records of Holocene Climate and Environmental Change from the Lofoten Islands, Norway, Nicholas L. Balascio, Geosciences

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Architecting Protocols to Enable Mobile Applications in Diverse Wireless Networks, Aruna Balasubramanian, Computer Science

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Query-Dependent Selection of Retrieval Alternatives, Niranjan Balasubramanian, Computer Science

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Nurse Clinician Self-Disclosure: A Qualitative Study, Kathryn Rising Baldor, Nursing

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An Ethnographic Case Study Of A College ESL Chinese Student’s Identities And Power Relations Through Online And Offline Social Practices, Huihong Bao, Education

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"The Lover’s Instructor": Courtship Advice In Anglo-America, 1640-1830, Carolyn May Barske, History

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Intellect, Liberty, Life: Women’S Activism And The Politics Of Black Education In Antebellum America, Kabria Baumgartner, Afro-American Studies

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Social Meanings of Mortality: The Language of Death and Disease in 19th Century Massachusetts, Jeffrey Keith Beemer, Sociology

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Expanding The Third Person Effect: Parents’ Perceptions Of Positive And Negative Media Effects On Their Own Children Compared To Other Children, Andrea M Bergstrom, Communication