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Dissertations from 2010

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Africanizing the Territory: The History, Memory and Contemporary Imagination of Black Frontier Settlements in the Oklahoma Territory, Catherine Lynn Adams, Afro-American Studies

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Relationship Of Self-Efficacy Beliefs Of Urban Public School Students To Performance On A High-Stakes Mathematics Test, Kolajo Akinbiyi Afolabi, Education (also CAGS)

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On Epistemic Agency, Kristoffer Hans Ahlstrom, Philosophy

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Evaluating Alternative Public-private Partnership Strategies for Existing Toll Roads: Toward the Development of a Decision Support System, Christopher John Ahmadjian, Civil Engineering

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Integrating Music, Drama, and the Visual Arts in the Early Childhood Curriculum: A Study of Early Childhood Teachers in a Metropolitan Area of Puerto Rico, Mayra Almodovar, Education (also CAGS)

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Vibrational Spectroscopy of Intermediates of C-H Bond Activation by Transition Metal Oxide Cations, Gokhan Altinay, Chemistry

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Increasing Scalability in Algorithms for Centralized and Decentralized Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes: Efficient Decision-Making and Coordination in Uncertain Environments, Christopher Amato, Computer Science

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Frontiers in Theoretical High Energy Physics: From Physics Beyond the Standard Model to Cosmology, Mohamed M. Anber, Physics

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Ideological Endzones: NFL Films and The Countersubversive Tradition in American Politics, Nicholas R. Archer, Political Science

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Structure-property Evolution During Polymer Crystallization, Deepak Arora, Polymer Science and Engineering

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The Lived Experience of College Sudents Who have Been Medicated with Antidepressants, Pamela Joan Aselton, Nursing

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Transition to Fatherhood: A Puerto Rican Perspective, Suzanne Barenski, Nursing

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Role of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in the Attenuation of Acid Mine Drainage through Sulfate and Iron Reduction, Caryl Ann Becerra, Microbiology

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An Examination of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Reactivity as a Partial Mediator of the Relation Between Trauma and Self-injurious Behavior, Eileen Katherine Bent, Psychology

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Capitalism in Post-Colonial India: Primative Accumulation Under Dirigiste and Laissez Faire Regimes, Rajesh Bhattacharya, Economics

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Diffusion and Structure in Complex Fluids: I. Axial Diffusion in Membranes II. Proteins in Ionic Liquids, Malvika Bihari, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Bounds on Service Quality for Networks Subject to Augmentation and Attack, George Dean Bissias, Computer Science

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Seeking Shakers: Two Centuries of Visitors to Shaker Villages, Brian L. Bixby, History

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Reproductive Biology of Mouse and Dwarf Lemurs of Eastern Madagascar, With an Emphasis on Brown Mouse Lemurs (Microcebus rufus) at Ranomafana National Park, A Southeastern Rainforest, Marina Beatriz Blanco, Anthropology

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Geometry of Satake and Toroidal Compactifications, Patrick Michael Boland, Mathematics

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Gothic Journeys: Imperialist Discourse, the Gothic Novel, and the European Other, Charles Michael Bondhus, English

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Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals, Torren Ryan Carlson, Chemical Engineering

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The Tactical Games Model Sport Experience: An Examination of Student Motivation and Game Performance during an Ultimate Frisbee Unit, Eric John Carpenter, Education (also CAGS)

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Plantar Fasciitis: Biomechanics, Atrophy and Muscle Energetics, Ryan Chang, Kinesiology

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The Complexities of the Work Experiences of Urban Middle School Teachers on Interdisciplinary Teams: An In-Depth Phenomenological Interview Study, Barbara Anne Choiniere, Education (also CAGS)

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Analyses of Arabidopsis Yellow Stripe-Like (YSL) Family of Metal Transporters, Heng-Hsuan Chu, Plant Biology

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Muscle Weakness in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis, Linda Haiwon Chung, Kinesiology

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Fire Regime Dynamics Following the Mid-Holocene Hemlock Decline in Eastern North America, Kennedy Helm Clark, Forest Resources

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Intersecting Contexts: An Examination of Social Class, Gender, Race, and Depressive Symptoms, Amy Claxton, Psychology

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Accessing Organizational Resources and Pursuing Value Through International Promotional Alliances, Joe Bryon Cobbs, Sport Management

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Reproduction in the Wild: The Effect of Individual Life History Strategies on Population Dynamics and Persistence, Jason Asa Coombs, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Factors Influencing Transition and Persistence in the First Year for Community College Students with Disabilities, Lori A. Corcoran, Education (also CAGS)

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Development of a Brief Rating Scale for the Formative Assessment of Positive Behaviors, James Cressey, Psychology

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La Arquitectura de La Memoria Narrativa: Un Anáisis de La Estructura en Cinco Novelas Contemporáneas de España, Jason Charles Cummings, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Generalized EMP and Nonlinear Schrodinger-type Reformulations of Some Scaler Field Cosmological Models, Jennie D'Ambroise, Mathematics

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Whole-Body Strategies for Mobility and Manipulation, Patrick Deegan, Computer Science

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Creating Classroom Relationships that Allow Students to Feel Known, Kent Alan Divoll, Education (also CAGS)

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Scholarship in Occupational Therapy Faculty: The Interaction of Cultural Forces in Academic Departments, Cathy A. Dow-Royer, Education (also CAGS)

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Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces, Kan Du, Physics

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From Tri-Cultural Conflict to Tri-Cultural Connection: How Successful Urban Science Educators Become Culturally Connected, Marlina Nicole Duncan, Education (also CAGS)

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Bayesian Epistemology and Having Evidence, Jeffrey Dunn, Philosophy

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An Examination of Teacher-Student Trust in Middle School Classrooms, Virginia Louise Durnford, Education (also CAGS)

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Charge and Energy Transport in Single Quantum Dot/Organic Hybrid Nanostructures, Kevin Thomas Early, Chemistry

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The Relationship between Patient Object Relations and The Therapeutic Alliance in a Naturalistic Psychotherapy Sample, Paula Andrea Errazuriz Arellano, Psychology

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Uneven Development and the Terms of Trade: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis, Bilge Erten, Economics

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The Flexibility of Attentional Control in Selecting Features and Locations, Hsiao Chueh Kris Evans, Psychology

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Ambivalent Modernity: Scientists in Film and the Public Eye, Stacy Evans, Sociology

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Learning the Structure of Bayesian Networks with Constraint Satisfaction, Andrew Scott Fast, Computer Science

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The Effects of GoSolve Word Problems Math Intervention on Applied Problem Solving Skills of Low Performing Fifth Grade Students, Jessica Lynn Fede, School Pschology

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Gendered Vulnerabilities After Genocide: Three Essays on Post-Conflict Rwanda, Catherine Ruth Finnoff, Economics

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School-Wide Positive Behavior Support: Student Surveys of Expectations and Safety, Lisa Anne Fisher, School Psychology

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Quaternary Structure of Chemoreceptors in Active Signaling Complexes Differs From Crystal Structure of Isolated Fragments: Evidence From Solid-State NMR, Daniel John Fowler, Chemistry

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Respirators, Morphine and Trocars: Cultures of Death and Dying in Medical Institutions, Hospices and Funeral Work, John Martin Fox, Sociology

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Fighting For the Nation: Military Service, Popular Political Mobilization and the Creation of Modern Puerto Rican National Identities: 1868-1952, Harry Franqui, History

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A Hierarchical Spherical Radial Quadrature Algorithm for Multilevel GLMMS, GSMMS, and Gene Pathway Analysis, Jacob A. Gagnon, Mathematics

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The Employment Impacts of Economy-wide Investments in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Heidi Garrett-Peltier, Economics

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Modeling of Thermal Non-Equilibrium in Superheated Injector Flows, Shivasubramanian Gopalakrishnan, Mechanical Engineering

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Engaging Students in Mathematics Conversations: Discourse Practices and the Development of Social and Socialmathematical Norms in Three Novice Teachers' Classrooms, Mary T. Grassetti, Education (also CAGS)

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Structural and Mechanistic Studies of alpha-galactosidase A and Pharmacological Chaperones, Abigail Ida Guce, Chemistry

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Quantifying Defects in Zeolites and Zeolite Membranes, Karl Daniel Hammond, Chemical Engineering

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Latino/a Students and Faculty Interaction: Las Voces de Persistencia, Joyce L. Hampton, Education (also CAGS)

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Household Employer Payroll Tax Evasion: An Exploration Based on IRS Data and on Interviews with Employers and Domestic Workers, Catherine B. Haskins, Economics

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Enabling Accurate Analysis of Private Network Data, Michael Hay, Computer Science

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The Role of Runx1 N-Terminal Splice Isoforms in Hematopoietic Development, Emmett E. Hedblom, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Raiding the Inarticulate: Postmodernisms, Feminist Theory and Black Female Creativity, C. Margot Hennessy, English

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Exploring the Relationship Between Factors of Implementation, Treatment Integrity and Reading Fluency, Kira Henninger, Psychology

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"A"-KIDS: Activity Kcal Intervention Daily Study. Effects of 100-Kcal Daily Energy Expenditure on Total Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity in 3rd Grade Children, Cheryl A. Howe, Kinesiology

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Protocol and System Design for a Service-centric Network Architecture, Xin Huang, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Topics in Multivariate Time Series Analysis: Statistical Control, Dimension Reduction Visualization and Their Business Applications, Xuan Huang, Management

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Working Together: The Role of Collaborations in Promoting the Use of Academic Technologies in Higher Education, Kate Hudson, Education (also CAGS)

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Discovery of Complex Regulatory Modules from Expression Genetics Data, Manjunatha Jagalur, Computer Science

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Using Context to Enhance the Understanding of Face Images, Vidit Jain, Computer Science

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Basis Construction and Utilization for Markov Decision Processes Using Graphs, Jeffrey Thomas Johns, Computer Science

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'Just Like Hitler': Comparisons To Nazism in American Culture, Brian Scott Johnson, English

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What Toxicologists and Risk Assessors Think About Hormesis: Results of a Knowledge and Opinion Survey, Amy C. Jones, Public Health

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Using Item Mapping to Evaluate Alignment between Curriculum and Assessment, Leah Tepelunde Kaira, Education (also CAGS)

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Teachers' Resistance: Japanese Teachers Stories From the 1960s, Reiko Kato, Education (also CAGS)

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Greenspace Conservation Planning Framework for Urban Regions Based on a Forest Bird-Habitat Relationship Study and the Resilience Thinking, Sadahisa Kato, Regional Planning

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Field Portable Methods for the Determination of Arsenic in Environmental Samples, James Kalman Kearns, Chemistry

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Issues of Access in Public and Private Higher Education Institutions in Islamabad Pakistan, Muhammad Majid Khan, Education (also CAGS)

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A Hardware/Software Co-Design Architecture for Thermal, Power, and Reliability Management in Chip Multiprocessors, Omer Khan, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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The Role of Perceived Collective Anger and Fear on Policy Support in Response to Terrorist Threat, Jaeshin Kim, Psychology

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Sleeping Beauty and De Nunc Updating, Namjoong Kim, Philosophy

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Score Reporting in Teacher Certification Testing: A Review, Design, and Interview/Focus Group Study, Heather Susan Klesch, Education (also CAGS)

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Human Freedom in a World Full of Providence: An Ockhamist-Molinist Account of the Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Creaturely Free Will, Christopher J. Kosciuk, Philosophy

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Analysis of the Gouldsboro Pluton and the Fehr Granite: Understanding the Scales of Magmatic Processes and Partial Melt Generation from the Deep to Shallow Crust, George Christopher Koteas, Geosciences

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That Which Is Not What It Seems: Queer Youth, Rurality, Class and the Architecture of Assistance, Kaila Gabrielle Kuban, Anthropology

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Existence, Stability, and Dynamics of Solitary Waves in Nonlinear Schroedinger Models with Periodic Potentials, Kody John Hoffman Law, Mathematics

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Actualizing Social Justice: An Exploratory Case Study of a Public Middle School, Camille Lee, Education (also CAGS)

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Racial Inequality and Affirmative Action in Malaysia and South Africa, Hwok-Aun Lee, Economics

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The Business Community and the Forging of Political Consensus Against the Clinton Healthcare Security Act of 1994, Michael Lenz, Political Science

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An Assessment of The Nonparametric Approach for Evaluating The Fit of Item Response Models, Tie Liang, Education (also CAGS)

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Diversifying The Internet, Yong Liao, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Data Management and Wireless Transport for Large Scale Sensor Networks, Ming Li, Computer Science

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Dark Matter Halos: Assembly, Clustering and Sub-halo Accretion, Yun Li, Astronomy

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"It is a new kind of militancy": March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946, David Lucander, Afro-American Studies

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New England Terrestrial Settlement in a Submerged Context: Moving Pre-Contact Archaeology into the Twenty First Century, Kerry J. Lynch, Anthropology

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What Women Want to Know: Assessing the Value, Relevance, And Efficacy of a Self-Management Intervention for Rural Women with Coronary Heart Disease, Holly Evans Madison, Nursing

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Building Main Street: Village Improvement and the Small Town Ideal, Kirin Makker, Regional Planning