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Dissertations from 2019

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Dropping the Invisibility Cloak: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Sense of Belonging and Place Identity Among Rural, First Generation, Low Income College Students from Appalachian Kentucky, Brenda Abbott, Education (also CAGS)

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Learning Linguistics, Teaching for Change: Preparing Secondary Educators to More Equitably Teach Disciplinary Literacies, Kathryn Accurso, Education (also CAGS)

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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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‘BLACK INTIFADA’: BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT, PALESTINIAN POETRY OF RESISTANCE AND THE ROOTS OF BLACK AND PALESTINIAN SOLIDARITY, Nadia Alahmed, Afro-American Studies

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Partisan Policymaking: Research and Advocacy in an Era of Polarization, Zachary Albert, Political Science

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FINITE ELEMENT SIMULATION OF BONDED AND MECHANICALLY ANCHORED SHEAR INTERFACES OF EXTERNALLY APPLIED FRP SHEETS TO CONCRETE AND WOOD-CONCRETE COMPOSITES, Alaa Al-Sammari, Civil Engineering

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WALKING FOR OBJECT TRANSPORT: AN EXAMINATION OF THE COORDINATIVE ADAPTATIONS TO LOCOMOTOR, PERCEPTUAL, AND MANUAL TASK CONSTRAINTS, Avelino Amado, Kinesiology

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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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Interfaith Education and the Quest for Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria, Ezekiel Abdullahi Babagario, Education (also CAGS)

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Production and Power at Idalion, Cyprus in the First Millennium BCE, Rebecca Bartusewich, Anthropology

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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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(Social) class is in session: Examining the experiences of working-class students through social class identity, class-based allyship, and sense of belonging, Genia M. Bettencourt, Education (also CAGS)

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SLEEP-DEPENDENT CONSOLIDATION OF LOCOMOTOR SEQUENCE LEARNING AND LOCOMOTOR ADAPTATION, Gabriela Borin Castillo, Kinesiology

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Transgender Young Adults, Sibling Relationships, and Mental Health, Jordon Bosse, Nursing

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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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ENGINEERING SYNTHETIC BIOMATERIALS FOR CANCER DRUG SCREENING, Elizabeth Brooks, Chemical Engineering

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Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Efficacy of an Academically-Integrated Physical Activity Program on Classroom Behavior in Preschoolers, Sarah Burkart, Kinesiology

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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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Chilean Teachers Responses to and Understanding of Student Interaction with Diverse Peers in the Classroom, Javier Martín Campos-Martínez, Education (also CAGS)

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Flow-induced oscillations in floating offshore wind turbines, Daniel Carlson, Mechanical Engineering

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Bridging the gap: Cultural wealth and college transitions for Upward Bound students, Ashley J. Carpenter, Education (also CAGS)

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Pakistani Pro-Democracy Movement: From the 1960s to the 2000s, Sofia Checa, Sociology

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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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Flow Coating Mesoscale Assemblies: (i) Size and Geometry Scaling, (ii) Rapid Processing, and (iii) Double Helix Transformations, Satyan Choudhary, Polymer Science and Engineering

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AN ANALYSIS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL OWNERSHIP AND DYNAMIC SOCIAL NETWORKS IN A CLASSROOM-AS-ORGANIZATION, Ovidiu Constantin Cocieru, Management

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Black Men Who Betray Their Race: 20TH Century Literary Representations of the Black Male Race Traitor, Gregory Coleman, English

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

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Divorce Licensing: Separate Criteria for Predicate and Clausal Ellipsis, Tracy Conner, Linguistics

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Criminal Inequality: Ex-Prisoners in a State of Reentry, Lucius J. Couloute Jr, Sociology

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MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE: ADOLESCENT CAREGIVER EXPERIENCES IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, Renee Crizer, Nursing

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USING BRAND CONCEPT MAPPING AND NETWORK ANALYSIS TO STUDY BRANDS, abdullah demirel, Sport Management

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

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TUNING ELECTROSPUN NANOFIBERS AND CHEMISTRY TO ENHANCE THE FLUX AND FOULING RESISTANCE OF ULTRAFILTRATION, Kerianne Dobosz, Chemical Engineering

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

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Blood Supply Chain Networks in Healthcare: Game Theory Models and Numerical Case Studies, Pritha Dutta, Management

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Investigating the Challenges of Capability Development: An Integrative Review and Exploration of Strategic Initiatives, Erim Ergene, Management

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Introducing faba bean as a new multi-purpose crop for Northeast U.S.A., Fatemeh Etemadi, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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Hashtag Holocaust: Negotiating Memory in the Age of Social Media, Erica Fagen, History

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THREE ESSAYS ON EMPIRICAL ASSET PRICING, Fei Fang, Management

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Sparsity in Machine Learning: An Information Selecting Perspective, Siwei Feng, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Retrofitting Educators Through Sheltered Instruction Training: A Longitudinal Case Study Examining the Efficacy of a Five-year District-wide Intervention Effort, Marisa Ferraro, Education (also CAGS)

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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 Generational Divide: The Reconstruction of American Party Politics, 1865-1912, Christopher Fobare, History

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Poetry: Identification, Entity Recognition, and Retrieval, John J. Foley IV, Computer Science

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

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Public and Private in the Blogosphere, Sarah Ford, Sociology

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EQUITY AND EFFICIENCY IN MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, Nicholas M. Fournier, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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MODELING FIRE OBSERVATIONS, IGNITION SOURCES, AND NOVEL FUELS TO UNDERSTAND HUMAN IMPACTS ON FIRE REGIMES ACROSS THE U.S., Emily Fusco, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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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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STEERING AGAINST THE TIDE? PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP AND DIVERSITY AT AMHERST COLLEGE, Letha Gayle-Brissett, Education (also CAGS)

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FROM OPTIMIZATION TO EQUILIBRATION: UNDERSTANDING AN EMERGING PARADIGM IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE LEARNING, Ian Gemp, Computer Science

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A Discrete-Time Technique for Linearity Enhancement of Wideband Receivers, Mohammad Ghadiri Sadrabadi, Electrical and Computer 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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Determining Kinetic Parameters of Thiamine Degradation in Three NASA Spaceflight Foods in Thermal Processing and Long-Term Storage AND Methods for Analyzing Microstructure and Precipitant Development in Real and Model Wines, Timothy R. Goulette, Food Science

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Re/Reading Paulo Freire & Lorenzo Milani: Critical Pedagogies for the 21st Century, Simone Gugliotta, Education (also CAGS)

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Physical and Biological Drivers of Juvenile Fish Distributions in Unstructured Shallow Tropical Nearshore Habitats, Christopher Haak, Marine Sciences and Technology

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

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Modulating Dopant-Defect Interactions in Transition Metal Doped Colloidal Strontium Titanate Nanocrystals, William Harrigan, Chemistry

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Design, Synthesis and Study of Functional Amphiphilic Polymers and Their Applications, Huan He, Chemistry

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QUEERING KINSHIP: LGBTQ PARENTS AND THE CREATION OF REAL UTOPIAS, Laura V. Heston, Sociology

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

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Ni Site Structure and Function in Biological Sensing and Enzyme Activity, Hsin-Ting Huang, Chemistry

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

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PROBABILISTIC MODELS FOR IDENTIFYING AND EXPLAINING CONTROVERSY, Myungha Jang, Computer Science

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AZOBENZENE-BASED POLYMERS FOR ORGANIC ELECTRONICS AND PHOTO-THERMAL BATTERIES, Seung Pyo Jeong, Chemistry

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Increasing the Effectiveness of a Social Emotional Learning Program Through Cultural Adaptation for African American Students’ Internalizing Symptoms, Courteney Johnson, School Psychology

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What Will You Do Here? Dignified Work and the Politics of Mobility in Serbia, Dana N. Johnson, Anthropology

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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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WHITEWASHED: THE RACIALIZATION OF AMERICA’S MIDDLE CLASS IDENTITY, Kaylee Theresa Johnson, Political Science

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

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Northeastern Species in Hybrid Cross Laminated Timber, Hamid Kaboli, Environmental Conservation

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Engineering for Sustainable Energy Education within Urban Secondary Schools, Moijue Kaikai, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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

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Synthesis of Magnetic Ion Doped II-VI Benzenechalcogenolate Molecular Clusters, Fumitoshi Kato, Chemistry

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Language Learners as Agentive Meaning-Makers: Exploring Learners' Investment and Meaning-Making, Shinji Kawamitsu, Education (also CAGS)

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

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Embodied Location Effects: Affecting Consumer Product Attributions Through Location-concept Associations, Kaeun Kim, Management

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The Influence of Amazon Deforestation in Brazil on the Soil Microbial Community Composition and Active Methane-Cycling, Marie Kroeger, Microbiology

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DOUBLE-NETWORK MATERIALS VIA FRONTAL POLYMERIZATION & SUPERCRITICAL CO2 PROCESSING, Matthew Joseph Lampe, Polymer Science and Engineering

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

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Hierarchical Belief Spaces for Autonomous Mobile Manipulation, Michael W. Lanighan, Computer Science

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Methods for Making Policy-Relevant Forecasts of Infectious Disease Incidence, Stephen A. Lauer, Public Health

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ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS ABUSE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN AMONG ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS IN MALAWI, Nellipher Lewis Mchenga, Nursing

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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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THE PREVENTION OF OBESITY-ASSOCIATED COLORECTAL CANCER VIA DIETARY SUPPRESSION OF INFLAMMATION-DRIVEN WNT-SIGNALING, Jinchao Li, Public Health

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A TOP-DOWN APPROACH FOR OPTIMALLY DESIGNING MULTISTAGE-ADAPTIVE TESTS, HWANGGYU LIM, Education (also CAGS)

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Motherhood Wage Penalty Across Life Course and Cohorts, Misun Lim, Sociology

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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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Multiscale Simulations of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins, Xiaorong Liu, Chemistry

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

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RECOLLECTIONS: MEMORY, MATERIALITY, AND MERITOCRACY AT THE DR. JAMES STILL HISTORIC OFFICE AND HOMESTEAD, Marc Lorenc, Anthropology

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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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The Power of Psychological Ownership: How Managers' "Sense of Possession" and Auditor's Conversation Starters Influence Managers' Response to Audit Inquiry, Nicole MacKenzie, Management

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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