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Dissertations from 2010

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Elemental Challenges: Environmental Troubles beyond the Limits of Democracy, Brad Mapes-Martins, Political Science

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Insights into the Complexities of Identity in Persisting Latina College Students, Irene Rodriguez Martin, Education (also CAGS)

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Evaluation of Disturbance Factors and Their Effect on Breeding Common Loons at Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, New Hampshire and Maine, Kyle P. McCarthy, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Beyond cell Adhesion: Exploring the Role of Cadherin-11 Extracellular Processing by ADAM Metalloproteases in Cranial Neural Crest Migration, Catherine D. McCusker, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Geometric and Combinatorial Aspects of 1-Skeleta, Chris Ray McDaniel, Mathematics

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Significance of Water-Related Features on Mars, Eileen Marie Mcgowan, Geosciences

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Functional Consequences of Acute Temperature Stress in the Western Fence Lizard, Sceloporus Occidentalis, David Michael McMillan, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Essays on Behavioral Labor Economics, Philip Pablo Mellizo, Economics

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Structural Characterization of the Pre-Amyloid Oligomers of β-2-Microglobulin Using Covalent Labeling and Mass Spectrometry, Vanessa Leah Castillo Mendoza, Chemistry

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Gossip Talk and Online Community: Celebrity Gossip Blogs and Their Audiences, Erin Ann Meyers, Communication

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Familiar Physical Activity to Familiar Music: The Effects on Apathy, Agitation, Eating Ability, and Dietary Intake in Institutionalized Older Adults with Dementia, Janet Ruth Moore, Nursing

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An Evaluation of the Process and Outcomes of Teacher Collaboration in Vocabulary Instruction, Joanne Morgan, School Psychology

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What's in Your Table? The Ecological Influence of Sensory Table Materials on Preschoolers' Play Behavior, James Donald Morgante, Psychology

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Examining the Development of Handedness in Rhesus Monkey and Human Infants Using Behavioral and Kinematic Measures, Eliza Lynn Nelson, Neuroscience and Behavior

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A Stitch In Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America, Aimee E. Newell, History

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Bench-Scale Assessment of Low Pressure Membrane Fouling: Characterization and Examination the Role of Organic Nitrogen Compounds, Anh Hai Nguyen, Civil Engineering

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Providing Parents with Young Children's Performance Feedback Information: Effects on Vocabulary and Pre-Literacy Development, Amanda Alexandria Nnachetam, School Pschology

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Identifying Critical Fish Habitat and Long-term Trends in Fish Abundances in the Hudson River Estuary, Megan Patricia O'Connor, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Time Resolved Single Molecule Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Quantum Dot/conjugated Organic Hybrid Nanostructures, Michael Yemoh Odoi, Chemistry

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Joy and Happiness in Education and Spirituality: Teachings of Imam, Sheikh Iskender Ali Mihr, Ibrahim Taner Okatan, Education (also CAGS)

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Maintenance of Vertical Scales Under Conditions of Item Parameter Drift and Rasch Model-data Misfit, Timothy Paul O'Neil, Education (also CAGS)

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A Tale of a Town: Artists Crafting "The Creative Class", Arturo Osorio Fernandez, Management

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A Behavioral Approach to Human-Robot Communication, Shichao Ou, Computer Science

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Water-in-Oil Microemulsions: Counterion Effects in AOT Systems and New Fluorocarbon-based Microemulsion Gels, Xiaoming Pan, Chemical Engineering

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A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of Helping Professionals With Learning Disabilities, Madeline Lorraine Peters, Education (also CAGS)

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Optimization-based Approximate Dynamic Programming, Marek Petrik, Computer Science

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Prediction And Manipulation Of Drop Size Distribution Of Emulsions Using Population Balance Equation Models For High-Pressure Homogenization, Neha B. Raikar, Chemical Engineering

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Conservation While Under Invasion: Insights from a rare Hemiparasitic Plant, Swamp Lousewort (Pedicularis lanceolata Michx.), Sydne Record, Plant Biology

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On the Design of Methods to Estimate Network Characteristics, Bruno F. Ribeiro, Computer Science

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Generalized Instruction Selector Generation: The Automatic Construction of Instruction Selectors from Descriptions of Compiler Internal Forms and Target Machines, Timothy David Richards, Computer Science

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On the Frequency of Finitely Anomalous Elliptic Curves, Penny Catherine Ridgdill, Mathematics

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The Exclusion of Non-Native Voters from a Final Plebiscite in Puerto Rico: Law and Policy, Ramon Antonio Rodriguez, Political Science

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Vasopressin Anatomy of the Mouse Brain, Benjamin D. Rood, Neuroscience and Behavior

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What is the Cost of an Adequate Vermont High School Education?, Frank D. Rucker, Education (also CAGS)

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Notch 1 Mediated Inhibition of Nur77-induced apoptosis: Implications for T-cell Leukemia, Jonathan George Rud, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Breastfeeding and the Individual: The Impact of Everyday Stressful Experience and Hormonal Change on Breastfeeding Duration Among Women in São Paulo, Brazil, Alanna Emilia Frances Rudzik, Anthropology

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Rare Decays in BaBar: Search for Decays of the Neutral B Meson into Two Leptons and Measurement of CP Asymmetry in Inclusive Radiative Decays of the B Meson into a Strange-quark System, Emmanuele Salvati, Physics

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On Detection, Analysis and Characterization of Transient and Parametric Failures in Nano-scale CMOS VLSI, Alodeep Sanyal, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Engineering of Artificial Cellular Circuits Based on the LuxI-LuxR Quorum-Sensing System, Daniel Jon Sayut, Chemical Engineering

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The Voice of Elementary School Principals on School Climate, Suzanne Elayne Scallion, Education (also CAGS)

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A History and Test of Planetary Weather Forecasting, Bruce Scofield, Geosciences

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Paradoxical Consequences of Prohibitions, Sana Sheikh, Psychology

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Latinas in the Pipeline to Baccalaureate -Prepared Nursing: Challenges and Supports in Persistence to Degree and Professional Licensure, Cheryl Ann Sheils, Education (also CAGS)

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Growth of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) in Freshwater, Douglas Bradlee Sigourney, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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The Influence of a Therapist Workshop in Alliance Strategies on Client Engagement: Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy, Lotte Smith-Hansen, Psychology

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System Support for Perpetual Mobile Tracking, Jacob Sorber, Computer Science

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New Insights in the TSSK Family: Studies in the Activity and Function of the Testis Specific Serine Kinases, Julian Sosnik, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Vulnerability of Logfin Inshore Squid (Loligo Pealeii) to Predation: The Influence of Relative Prey Size and Behavior, Michelle Dana Staudinger, Marine Sciences and Technology

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Why is it Difficult to Search for Two Colors at Once? How Eye Movements Can Reveal the Nature of Representations During Multi-target Visual Search, Michael John Stroud, Psychology

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Item Parameter Drift as an Indication of Differential Opportunity to Learn: An Exploration of item Flagging Methods & Accurate Classification of Examinees, Tia M. Sukin, Education (also CAGS)

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Three Essays on the Political Economy of Live Stock Sector in Turkey, Hasan Tekguc, Economics

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Trajectories of Mental Health and Acculturation Among First Year International Graduate Students From India, Dhara Aniruddha Thakar, Psychology

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Problems in Generic Combinatorial Rigidity: Sparsity, Sliders, and Emergence of Components, Louis Simon Theran, Computer Science

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'Oh! La Que Su Rostro Tapa/No Debe Valer Gran Cosa': Identidad Y Critica Social En La Cultura Transatlantica Hispanica (1520 - 1860) / 'Oh! The one who covers her face / surely is not worth much': Identity and Social Criticism in Transatlantic Hispanic Culture (1520-1860), Isabelle Therriault, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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An Investigation into PCAOB Reporting Deficiencies, James Samuel Wainberg, Management

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A Geometric Framework for Transfer Learning Using Manifold Alignment, Chang Wang, Computer Science

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Stochastic Modeling of the Equilibrium Speed-Density Relationship, Haizhong Wang, Civil Engineering

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The Impact of Disciplinarity on the Organizational Leadership Styles of Academic Deans, Lauren J. Way, Education (also CAGS)

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Paying Attention to What Matters: Observation Abstraction in Partially Observable Environments, Alicia Peregrin Wolfe, Computer Science

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Sustainable Supply Chains: Multicriteria Decision-Making and Policy Analysis for the Environment, Trisha D. Woolley, Management

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Hierarchical Multiple Bit Clusters and Patterned Media Enabled by Novel Nanofabrication Techniques - High Resolution Electron Beam Lithography and Block Polymer Self Assembly, Qijun Xiao, Physics

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Three Essays in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Post Bankruptcy Performance, Bankrupt Stock Performance, and Relationship with Hedge Funds and Other Vulture Investors, Min Xu, Management

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Characterization and Interactions of Ultrafast Surface Plasmon Pulses, Sibel Ebru Yalcin, Physics

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From Mouse Mammary Tumor Model to New Therapeutic Method ---Mammary Tumor Development in Balb/c-Trp53+/- Mice and Magnetic Nanoparticle Induced Heating for Cancer Treatment, Haoheng Yan, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Polymer Composites and Porous Materials Prepared by Thermally Induced Phase Separation and Polymer-Metal Hybrid Methods, Joonsung Yoon, Polymer Science and Engineering

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International Study Tours and the Development of Sociocultural Consciousness in K-12 Teachers, Raymond Yu-kuang Young, Education (also CAGS)

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Hole Mobility in Strained Ge and III-V P-channel Inversion Layers with Self-consistent Valence Subband Structure and High-k Insulators, Yan Zhang, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dissertations from 2009

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Reaching the Poorest Through Microfinance: Learning from Saving for Change Program in Mali, Mukul Acharya, Education (also CAGS)

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Tyrosine Phosphorylation Events in Mouse Sperm Capacitation, Enid Arcelay, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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The AzTEC Millimeter-wave Camera: Design, Integration, Performance, and the Characterization of the (sub-)millimeter Galaxy Population, Jason Edward Austermann, Astronomy

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Improved Network Consistency and Connectivity in Mobile and Sensor Systems, Nilanjan Banerjee, Computer Science

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“Obscene Fantasies”: Elfriede Jelinek’s Generic Perversions, Brenda L. Bethman, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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Investigations into the Potential for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine to Induce Neurotoxic Terminal Damage to Serotonergic Neurons, Dominik Biezonski, Neuroscience and Behavior

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An Empirical Analysis of Environmental Uncertainty, Realoptions Decision Patterns and Firm Performance, Alfred M. Boccia Jr., Management

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Composition as Identity: a Study in Ontology and Philosophical Logic, Einar Bohn, Philosophy

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The Effects of a School-based Motivational Intervention on Adolescent Substance Abuse, Elizabeth Gates Bradley

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Synthesis and Interfacial Behavior of Functional Amphiphilic Graft Copolymers Prepared by Ring-opening Metathesis Polymerization, Kurt E. Breitenkamp, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Oligopeptide-functionalized Graft Copolymers: Synthesis and Applications in Nucleic Acid Delivery, Rebecca Boudreaux Breitenkamp, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Adult Perceptions of Children's Relational and Physical Aggression as a Function of Adult Ethnicity and Child Gender, Sharice Angel Brown, Psychology

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Leadership Continuity: Enhancing the Cycle of Leadership in Academic Departments, Nancy Buffone, Education (also CAGS)

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Intermolecular Electron Transfer Reactivity and Dynamics of Cytochrome c – Nanoparticle Adducts, Adrienne M. Carver, Chemistry

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Notch1 Modulation of Lymphoid Target Genes, Ok Hyun Cho, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Development of Structured Delivery Systems Using Nanolaminated Biopolymer Layers, Young-Hee Cho, Food Science

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Climate and Environmental Change in Arctic Canada: Observations from Upper and Lower Murray Lakes, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Timothy Cook, Geosciences

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Engineering the Nanoparticle Surface for Protein Recognition and Applications, Mrinmoy De, Chemistry

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Early Rearing Experience, Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Activity, and Serotonin Transporter Genotype: Influences on the Development of Anxiety in Infant Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta), Amanda Dettmer, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Distribution and Diversity of Planktonic Ciliates: Patterns and Processes, Mary Doherty, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Ciliate Biodiversity and Phylogenetic Reconstruction Assessed by Multiple Molecular Markers, Micah Dunthorn, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Delayed Anesthetic Preconditioning and Metallothioneins I+II: Novel Mediators of Anesthetic-Induced Protection, Scott David Edmands, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Before the Second Wave: College Women, Cultural Literacy, Sexuality and Identity, 1940--1965, Babette Faehmel, History

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The Activity of eg5 and Dynein During Mammalian Mitosis, Nicholas P. Ferenz, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Developing Novel Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (esi ms) Techniques to Study Higher Order Structure and Interaction of Biopolymers, Agya K. Frimpong, Chemistry

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Writing Across the Curriculum Program Development as Ideological and Rhetorical Practice, Carolyn J. Fulford, English

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Synthesis and Study of Hybrid Organic – Inorganic Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes (poss) Based Polymers, Gunjan A, Gadodia, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Tailoring the Surface-Coating of Gold Nanoparticles for Bio-applications, Partha S. Ghosh, Chemistry

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A Study of Pre-Service Teachers: Is it Really Mathematics Anxiety?, Marsha Marie Guillory Bryant, Education (also CAGS)

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Management of Target-Tracking Sensor Networks, Khaled Hadi, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Implementing Change in Instructional Delivery of Classroom Curriculum: A Phenomenological Case Study of Classroom Teachers Implementing A Problem-based Learning Approach in the Classroom, Maura Anne Hart, Education (also CAGS)

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The Development of Hierarchical Knowledge in Robot Systems, Stephen W. Hart, Computer Science

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Muscular Properties and Balance Control in Older Adults, Christopher James Hasson, Kinesiology