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Dissertations from 2019

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DO NARCISSISTIC CEOS REALLY CARE ABOUT CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY? THE MODERATING ROLE OF OUTSIDE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Jin Sun Ahn, Hospitality & Tourism Management

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"No One is Gonna Tell Us We Can't Do This": The Development of Agency in Student-Initiated Community Engagement, Shuli A. Archer, Education (also CAGS)

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POPULATION VIABILITY AND CONNECTIVITY OF THE FEDERALLY THREATENED EASTERN INDIGO SNAKE IN CENTRAL PENINSULAR FLORIDA, Javan Bauder, Environmental Conservation

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Pollinators as Vectors of Mummy Berry Disease in Highbush Blueberry, Matthew Boyer, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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ENGAGED, MULTICULTURAL INDIVIDUALISM IN THE MILLENNIAL WORKS OF MARYSE CONDÉ AND ZADIE SMITH, Nicole Calandra, Comparative Literature

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Probing Quantized Excitations and Many-body Correlations in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides with Optical Spectroscopy, Shao-Yu Chen, Physics

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SMALL FRUIT PHENOLICS: PHENOLIC VARIATIONS AND RELATED HEALTH RELEVANCE, Susan Cheplick, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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ENHANCING NANOPORE BASED BIOSENSENING TECHNOLOGY USING PORE FORMING PROTEINS, Christina M. Chisholm, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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PRECIPITATION AND COACERVATION IN POLYELECTROLYTE-COLLOID SYSTEMS, Fatih Comert, Chemistry

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PREDICTION AND CONTROL OF VITAMIN C LOSS IN SPACEFLIGHT FOODS, William Dixon, Food Science

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DIRECT PATTERNING OF NATURE-INSPIRED SURFACES FOR BIOINTERFACIAL APPLICATIONS, Feyza Dundar, Polymer Science and Engineering

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PRO-SOCIAL CONSUMER AND FIRM BEHAVIOR IN IMPERFECTLY COMPETITIVE REGIONAL AGRICULTURAL MARKETS, Jill Fitzsimmons, Resource Economics

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A Multiline Anchor Concept for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines, Casey Fontana, Civil Engineering

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AGING-IN-COMMUNITY: THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL CAPITAL ON ACCESSORY-DWELLING UNIT ACCESS AND UTILIZATION AMONG OLDER AMERICANS, Travis M. Gagen, Public Health

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Applications of Machine Learning Methods in Macroscopic Crash Analysis for Transportation Safety Management, Somaye Garmroudi Dovirani, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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The effects of social and physical interactions on lizard morphology, behavior, and ecology, Casey Gilman, Biology

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Modeling the Local Political Economy of Adulis: 1000 BCE-700 ACE, Daniel Habtemichael, Anthropology

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Active Site Design and Exploitation of Allosteric Sites in Proteases, Maureen Hill, Chemistry

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Scalable Data-driven Modeling and Analytics for Smart Buildings, Srinivasan Iyengar, Computer Science

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Cultural and Family Challenges in Type Two Diabetes Self-care for Puerto Rican Identified Hispanic Adults, Jalil Johnson, Nursing

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CHARACTERIZATION AND MANIPULATION OF THE MAGNETIZATION OF NANO-SCALE MAGNETIC STRUCTURES, Wenming Ju, Physics

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CHEMORECEPTOR DYNAMICS AND SIGNALING: NMR MEASUREMENTS WITHIN FUNCTIONAL COMPLEXES, Maryam Kashefi, Biochemistry

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AMPHIPHILIC ASSEMBLIES WITH RESPONSIVE CHARACTERISTICS AT SURFACES AND INTERFACES, Piyachai Khomein, Chemistry

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HYBRIDIZED POLYMERIC NANO-ASSEMBLIES: KEY INSIGHTS INTO ADDRESSING MDR INFECTIONS, Ryan Landis, Chemistry

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NEGOTIATING CRITICAL BILITERACIES: LANGUAGE AND LITERACY LEARNING IN A BILINGUAL ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM, Jing-Ji Marsha Liaw, Education (also CAGS)

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Every Pawn is a Potential Queen: How Female Early-Career Faculty Play the Game of Tenure, Bethany Lisi, Education (also CAGS)

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REVISITING THE EAST ASIAN MIRACLE: LABOR REGIMES, PROFITABILITY AND ACCUMULATION, Zhongjin Li, Economics

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CHEMICAL STABILITY AND PERFORMANCE INFLUENCE OF CHOICE SUBSTITUENTS AND CORE CONJUGATION OF ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTORS, Jack Ly, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Young Adult Early Childhood Home Visitors’ Perceptions of FAN (Facilitating Attuned Interactions) and Its Potential Protection to Burnout, Lee MacKinnon, Education (also CAGS)

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Probing Apoptotic Caspase Allostery and Exosite Interactions for Alternative Regulation, Derek J. MacPherson, Chemistry

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A CRITICAL LENS OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN PUERTO RICO, Robin Marion, Education (also CAGS)

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WILDFIRES IN THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES: EVALUATING FIRE OCCURRENCE AND RISK IN THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE, Daniel R. Miller, Geosciences

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Sequence Design via Semidefinite Programming Relaxation and Randomized Projection, Dian Mo, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ACCUMULATION IN SOUTH AFRICA: Resource Extraction, Financialization, and Capital Flight as Barriers to Investment and Employment Growth, Seeraj Mohamed, Economics

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THERMODYNAMIC AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF SEVERAL HYBRID MULTIGENERATION CYCLES AND WASTE HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEMS DRIVEN BY CONCENTRATED SOLAR TOWER, Kasra Mohammadi, Mechanical Engineering

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Implicit Learning As A Means Of Tonal Jazz Pitch-Listening Skills Acquisition, David Mosher, Music

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DIRECT PRINTING OF CONDUCTIVE INKS FOR ORGANIC ELECTRONICS AND WEARABLE MICROFLUIDICS, Aditi Naik, Polymer Science and Engineering

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MACHINE LEARNING METHODS FOR PERSONALIZED HEALTH MONITORING USING WEARABLE SENSORS, Annamalai Natarajan, Computer Science

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Changes in muscle control and coordination in novel task learning, Sangsoo Park, Kinesiology

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The Non-linear Dynamics of Barred Galaxy Evolution in LCDM, Michael Petersen, Astronomy

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Bringing Learning Back In: Examining Three Psychometric Models for Evaluating Learning Progression Theories, Duy Pham, Education (also CAGS)

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Efficient Probabilistic Reasoning Using Partial State-Space Exploration, Luis Pineda, Computer Science

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Interweaving Personal and Community Transformation in a Capability Approach: An Education for Development Case Study in Colombia, Stephanie M. Pirroni, Education (also CAGS)

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Bio-inspired Polymers that Bind and Deliver Protein Cargo, Nicholas D. Posey, Polymer Science and Engineering

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THE INVESTIGATION OF SURFACE BARRIER DURING MOLECULAR TRANSPORT IN HIERARCHICAL ZEOLITES, Xiaoduo Qi, Chemical Engineering

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NASCENT DNA PROTEOMICS ANALYSIS UNCOVERS DNA REPLICATION DYNAMICS IN THE HUMAN PATHOGEN TRYPANOSOMA BRUCEI, Maria Rocha Granados, Microbiology

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APPLICATION OF GROUND PENETRATING RADAR FOR USE IN THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY SITE INVESTIGATIONS, Aaron J. Rubin, Civil Engineering

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Protein Degradation Regulates Phospholipid Biosynthetic Gene Expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Bryan Salas-Santiago, Microbiology

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THE IMPACT OF PTSD AND HISTORY OF INVOLVEMENT IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ON MEDICATION TREATMENT SUCCESS IN OPIOID USE DISORDER, Kirk Sanger, Nursing

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Use of a Checklist to Facilitate the Recognition of a Transfusion Associated Adverse Event, susan scott, Nursing

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Enhanced Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Peptides and Proteins Using Polymeric Reverse Micelles, Mahalia Adelina Corazon Paningbatan Serrano, Chemistry

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FUNDAMENTAL LIMITS OF COVERT COMMUNICATION IN PACKET CHANNELS, Ramin Soltani, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Design and Self-Assembly of Responsive Scaffolds for Food and Sensing Applications, Uma Sridhar, Chemistry

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Globalizing Nature on the Shakespearean Stage, William Steffen, English

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Learning with Aggregate Data, TAO SUN, Computer Science

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EXAMINING STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT AMONG STATE SPECIAL EDUCATION AGENCIES IN THE RESULTS DRIVEN ACCOUNTABILITY PROCESS, Anne Louise Thompson Granfield, Education (also CAGS)

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Modeling Temporal Structures in Time-varying Networks, Kun Tu, Computer Science

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Embodied, Rationed, Precarious: Conceptualizations of Sovereignty in Urban Food Regimes, Candan Turkkan, Political Science

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Synthesis and Molecular Transport Studies in Zeolites and Nanoporous Membranes, Vivek Vattipalli, Chemical Engineering

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STRATEGIES TO INCREASE LIPID OXIDATIVE STABILITY OF A LOW MOISTURE CRACKER SYSTEM, Thanh Vu, Food Science

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DEVELOPMENT OF FUNCTIONAL BIOMATERIALS USING PROTEIN BUILDING BLOCKS, Li-Sheng Wang, Chemistry

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Improving and understanding data quality in large-scale data systems, Xiaolan Wang, Computer Science

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Building the Outer Membrane Protein G (OmpG) Nanopore Library: From the Discrimination of Biotin-Binding Proteins in Serum to Resolving Human Carbonic Anhydrase From Human Red Blood Cells, Bib Yang, Chemistry

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Modeling and Optimizing Routing Decisions for Travelers and On-demand Service Providers, Xinlian Yu, Civil Engineering

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MOTION OF CELLULOSE SYNTHASE PROTEIN COMPLEXES IN THE PLANT CELL MEMBRANE, Nina Zehfroosh, Physics

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TARGETED DESIGN OF CO-CONTINUOUS NANOSTRUCTURES IN COPOLYMERS, Di Zeng, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Direct Printing/Patterning of Key Components for Biosensor Devices, Yiliang Zhou, Polymer Science and Engineering

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QUANTITATIVE PROBING OF VACANCIES AND IONS DYNAMICS IN ELECTROACTIVE OXIDE MATERIALS, Jiaxin Zhu, Mechanical Engineering

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Managing Information Security Investments Under Uncertainty: Optimal Policies for Technology Investment and Information Sharing, Yueran Zhuo, Management

Dissertations from 2018

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IPMTC- AN EMERGING NURSING THEORY ON TRANSITIONING INDIVIDUALS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY FROM LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES TO THE COMMUNITY UNDER MEDICAID WAIVER PROGRAMS, Sylvia Abbeyquaye, Nursing

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Integrated Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Approaches to Identify Genes and Gene Networks Involved in Lipid Biosynthesis in Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz Seeds, Hesham Abdullah, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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Machine Learning Methods for Activity Detection in Wearable Sensor Data Streams, Roy Adams, Computer Science

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TARGETED LOCALIZATION OF MICROTUBULE-SEVERING ENZYMES TO CREATE NEW LOCAL TOOLS TO STUDY CELL DIVISION, Siddheshwari Advani, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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TEACHER EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT IN BANGLADESH: EXPLORING POLICY AND PRACTICE THROUGH A VERTICAL CASE STUDY, Sumera Ahsan, Education (also CAGS)

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USING STABLE ISOTOPES TO EXAMINE CARRY-OVER EFFECTS DURING THE FULL ANNUAL CYCLE OF A MIGRATORY BIRD, THE PRAIRIE WARBLER, Michael E. Akresh, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Equilibrium Partitioning of Binary Polymer Mixtures into Biological Nanopores, Mehmet Alphan Aksoyoglu, Physics

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THE LINKAGES AMONG MARKET STRUCTURE, MARKET CONDUCT, AND SERVICE QUALITY: ANALYSIS OF THE U.S. DOMESTIC AIRLINE INDUSTRY, Amirhossein Alamdar Yazdi, Management

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CHARACTERISTICS FOR TEACHING GIFTED STUDENTS: THE SAUDI TEACHERS' PERSPECTIVE, Majed s. Al dalham, Education (also CAGS)

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GEOMETRY, GROWTH AND PATTERN FORMATION IN THIN ELASTIC STRUCTURES, Salem Al-Mosleh, Physics

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Exploring the Effectiveness of a Mindfulness-Based Social Emotional Learning Program on Kindergarteners’ Risk for Social, Academic, and Emotional Problems, Molly Alvin, School Psychology

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FOKI VITAMIN D RECEPTOR GENE POLYMORPHISMS AND METABOLIC HEALTH IN PREGNANT SAUDI WOMEN, Maysa Alzaim, Public Health

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AN ARCHITECTURE EVALUATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A SOFT GPGPU FOR FPGAs, Kevin Andryc, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Identification of the mesoderm/endoderm interactions involved in murine liver and pancreas development, Jesse Angelo, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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ITINERÂNCIA(S) POÉTICA(S): JORGE DE SENA E CECÍLIA MEIRELES, Susana L. M. Antunes, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Rhotic variation in the Spanish spoken by Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and Western Massachusetts, Alba Arias Alvarez, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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THE PRIVILEGE OF BLACKNESS: BLACK EMPOWERMENT AND THE FIGHT FOR LIBERATION IN ATTALA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI 1865-1915, Evan Ashford, Afro-American Studies

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SPECTROSCOPIC STUDIES OF GAS-PHASE METAL CATION COMPLEXES WITH ALKANES AND AMMONIA, Muhammad Affawn Ashraf, Chemistry

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ANALOG SIGNAL PROCESSING SOLUTIONS AND DESIGN OF MEMRISTOR-CMOS ANALOG CO-PROCESSOR FOR ACCELERATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING APPLICATIONS, Nihar Athreyas, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Polymeric Peptide Mimics for Protein Delivery, Coralie Backlund, Polymer Science and Engineering

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LIGHT-HARVESTING AND LIGHT-RESPONSIVE MATERIALS FOR OPTOELECTRONIC AND BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, youngju bae, Chemistry

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Surface Functionalization of Fabrics and Threads for Smart Textiles, Morgan Baima, Chemistry

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MECHANISM OF REGULATION OF KINESINS EG5 AND KIF15 BY TPX2, Sai Keshavan Balchand, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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EXAMINING sHSP-SUBSTRATE CAPTURE AND CHAPERONE NETWORK COORDINATION THROUGH CROSS-LINKING, Keith Ballard, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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The Interplay Between Polarity Regulators, Calcium, and the Actin Cytoskeleton During Tip Growth, Carlisle Bascom Jr, Plant Biology

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Role of Manganese Oxide in the Formation of Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water Treatment, Arianne A. Bazilio, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Three Essays on Governments and Financial Crises in Developing Economies, 1870-1913, Peter H. Bent, Economics

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Search for long-lived, massive particles decaying into dimuon vertices in pp collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, Nathan Bernard, Physics

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Pronoun Variation in Cavite Chabacano: Creole/Non-Lexifier Contact Situation, Sheryl Lynn Bernardo-Hinesley, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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STEM PIPELINE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO INTENTIONS TO MAJOR IN STEM, Joshua Bittinger, Education (also CAGS)

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"The Whole Nation Will Move": Grassroots Organizing in Harlem and the Advent of the Long, Hot Summers, Peter Blackmer, Afro-American Studies