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Dissertations from 2014

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Communities of Abundance: Sociality, Sustainability, and the Solidarity Economies of Local Food-Related Business Networks in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tony Nathan VanWinkle

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Do Clients Avoid ‘Contaminated’ Offices? The Economic Consequences of Low Quality Audits, Robert Lowell Whited

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A Bayesian Approach to Broad-Area Nuclear and Radiological Search Operations, Samuel James Willmon

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This Humbling River, Ryan Dean Woldruff

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Associations of Total Activity Counts and Physical Activity Intensity Levels with the Metabolic Syndrome: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach, Dana Lizbeth Wolff

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Cascaded Inverters for Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems, Bailu Xiao

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Achieving Energy Efficiency on Networking Systems with Optimization Algorithms and Compressed Data Structures, Yanjun Yao

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Migrating towards Using Electric Vehicles in Fleets – Proposed Methods for Demand Estimation and Fleet Design, Taekwan Yoon

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Modeling, Analysis, and Control of a Mobile Robot for In Vivo Fluoroscopy of Human Joints during Natural Movements, Matthew A. Young

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The Development of APCI Mass Spectrometry Based Systems for Quantitative Real-Time Monitoring of Process-Scale Homogenous and Heterogeneous Reactions, Zhenqian Zhu

Dissertations from 2013

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Plasmonics Resonance Enhanced Active Photothermal Effects in Aluminum Nanoenergetics for Propulsion Applications, Jacques Abboud

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DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF MASS SPECTROMETRY-BASED PROTEOMICS TO GENERATE AND NAVIGATE THE PROTEOMES OF THE GENUS POPULUS, Paul Edward Abraham

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Development and Integration of Informatic Tools for Qualitative and Quantitative Characterization of Proteomic Datasets Generated by Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Rachel Michelle Adams

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Control of Solar Photovoltaic (PhV) Power Generation In Grid-connected and Islanded Microgrids, Sarina Adhikari

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Factors That Affect the Ability of Novice Science Teachers to Teach for NOS Understanding, Bennett Alexander Adkinson

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The study of nuclear structure of neutron-rich 81Ge and its contribution in the r-process via the neutron transfer reaction 80Ge(d,p), Sunghoon Ahn

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Multidimensional Compressible Framework for Modeling Biglobal Stability in Rocket Motors, Michel Henry Akiki

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An examination of feedback request strategies when learning a multi-dimensional motor task under self-controlled and yoked conditions, Arya Alami

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Insights Into the Beliefs and Practices of Preservice Elementary Mathematics Teacher Educators: A Naturalistic Inquiry, Linda Ann Arnold

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An Investigation of Markov Random Fields for Bayesian Reconstruction of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography, Lloyd Fredrick Arrowood

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SPECIES DISCRIMINATION, SYSTEMATICS, AND ONTOGENY OF BLASTOIDEA, James William Atwood

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Wood decomposition in a warmer world, Emily Elizabeth Austin

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The Development of Lithium Tetraborate Compounds for Thermal Neutron Detection, John David Auxier II

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Membrane and Performance Study in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Bromine Redox Flow Batteries, Yujia Bai

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Automobile Races and the Marketing of Places: A Geographic and Marketing Exploration of IndyCar Racing in the United States, Andrew James Baker

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Semi-Implicit Direct Kinetics Methodology for Deterministic, Time-Dependent, Three-Dimensional, and Fine-Energy Neutron Transport Solutions, James Ernest Banfield

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Analysis, Prototyping, and Design of an Ionization Profile Monitor for the Spallation Neutron Source Accumulator Ring, Dirk A. Bartkoski

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Developing 16- and 18-Atom Ringed Macrocyclic Tetracarbene Complexes, Heather Marie Bass

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Supportive Leadership, Employee Engagement and Occupational Safety: A Field Study, Lauren Elizabeth Baxter

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The Impact of Motivations and Enduring Involvement in an Adventure Tourism Setting, Eric Beckman

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The Bioarchaeology of Inka Resettlement Practices: Insight from Biological Distance Analysis, Jonathan Daniel Bethard

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Toward Message Passing Failure Management, Wesley B. Bland

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Nobel Women: Readers' Theater for Global Education, Dorothy Elizabeth Blanks

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Early Identification and Improvement of Variables Related to Course Success, Carolyn Anne Blondin

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Kossi Efoui ou la perspective d’un nouvel engagement: le pouvoir d’exorcisme de l’écriture dans Solo d’un revenant et L’ombre des choses à venir, Amevi Bocco

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Investigation of Asphalt Pavement Mixture Blending Utilizing Analytical Chemistry Techniques, Benjamin Frank Bowers

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Chemical Vapor Deposition of Heteroepitaxial Boron Phosphide Thin Films, John Daniel Brasfield

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Using the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms-70 (CCAPS-70) and the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) to Predict Treatment Duration and Premature Termination, Marci Michelle Breedlove

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The revolution before the Revolution? A Material Culture Approach to Consumerism at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, VA, Eleanor E. Breen

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Mechanisms Contributing to the Emergence of Ranavirus in Ectothermic Vertebrate Communities, Roberto M. Brenes

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Be a Man, Comrade! Construction of the ‘Socialist Male Personality’ in the GDR Youth Literature of the 1950s and 1960s., Joanna Broda-Schunck

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The Impact of Biodiesel-based Na on the Durability of Cu-Zeolite SCR Catalysts and Other Diesel Aftertreatment Devices, Daniel William Brookshear

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REAL-TIME ORDER TRACKING FOR SUPPLY SYSTEMS WITH MULTIPLE TRANSPORTATION STAGES, Nana Bryan

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Indigenous Women, the State, and Policy Change: Evidence from Bolivia, 1994-2012, Melissa Camille Buice

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Searching for Consensus: Shared Decision Making and Clinical Ethics, Meghan Estell Bungo

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Is There a Relationship between Teams-Games-Tournaments and Changes in Communication and Attitude about Substance Abuse?, Michael Lee Burford

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Just War and Human Rights: Fighting with Right Intention, Todd Allan Burkhardt

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The Dixie Plantation State: Antebellum Fiction and Global Capitalism, Katharine Aileen Burnett

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A Story of Change: Adult Learners’ Experiences of Questioning their Beliefs and Assumptions in a Graduate Course in Reflective Practice, Megumu Doi Burress

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A Viscous Flow Analog to Prandtl’s Optimized Lifting Line Theory Utilizing Rotating Biquadratic Bodies of Revolution, Mark Nathaniel Callender

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Characterization of uncultured, human oral microbiota using a targeted, single-cell genomics approach, Alisha Gail Campbell

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Understanding Meaning and Existence: Toward the Development of a Measure of Existential Authenticity, Patrick Charles Carmody

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Collaborative Tenure, Audit Committee Chair Changes, and Earnings Management, Nelson Milan Carrasco Abarca

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Development of a Computational Methodology for Evaluating In Vivo Vertebral Mechanics in Subjects Having Various Conditions of the Lumbar Spine, Christopher Brian Carr

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Quantitative Integration of Multiple Near-Surface Geophysical Techniques for Improved Subsurface Imaging and Reducing Uncertainty in Discrete Anomaly Detection, Megan Estelle Carr

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Overseeing Supervisees Treating Clients Exhibiting Suicidal Behaviors: Its Impact on Clinical Supervisors, Michael Girard Catalana

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Investigation of Time and Position Resolved Alpha Transducers for Multi-Modal Imaging with a D-T Neutron Generator, Joshua William Cates

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Rawls, Religion and the Ethics of Citizenship: Toward a Liberal Reconciliation, Jeffrey Michael Cervantez

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Magneto-Optical Properties of Complex Oxides, Peng Chen

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Human Motion Analysis with Wearable Inertial Sensors, Xi Chen

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Does Industry-Specific Expertise Improve Board Functioning? Evidence from Forced Bank CEO Turnovers, Zhongdong Chen

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Martian Dune Fields: Aeolian Activity, Morphology, Sediment Pathways, and Provenance, Matthew Chojnacki

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Experimental and Computational Analysis of Chloroplast Transit Peptide Domain Architecture and Function, Prakitchai Chotewutmontri

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Creating and Maintaining Social Presence via Computer-Mediated Communication: Measuring the Self-Rated Behaviors that Lead to Social Presence, Scott A. Christen

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High Energy Synchrotron X-ray Study of Fatigue Damage in Amorphous and Polycrystalline Engineering Alloys, Chih-Pin Chuang

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Understanding the Origins of Product Specificity of Protein Methyltransferases from QM/MM MD and Free Energy Simulations, Yuzhuo Chu

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Comparing Their Stories: A Narrative Inquiry of African American Women of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (1960-1966) and Contemporary Student Activists (2002-2012), Tracia Nikole Cloud

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The Roles of Stress Appraisal and Self-Efficacy in Fostering Resilience to Improve Psychosocial Outcomes Following Negative Life Events Among College Students: A Multiple Mediation Analysis, Jennifer Anne Cody

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Microwave-Enhanced Chemistry of Organotrifluoroborates, Vitali Ilia Coltuclu

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Immigrant Rights in the Nuevo South: Enforcement and Resistance at the Borderlands of Illegality, Meghan Elizabeth Conley

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Time Travel, Hannah F. Cook

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Mitigation of Catastrophic Interference in Neural Networks and Ensembles using a Fixed Expansion Layer, Robert Austin Coop

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ENRICHMENT DETERMINATION OF URANIUM METAL IN SHIELDED CONFIGURATIONS WITHOUT CALIBRATION STANDARDS, Jason Michael Crye

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Genetic and Ecological Characterization of Indigoidine Production by Phaeobacter sp. strain Y4I, William Nathan Cude

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SEC Football Away Game Consumption: The Roles of Motives, Subcultural Identification, Contextual Dimensions and Destination Image in Sport Tourism, Robert Bruce Daniell

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Living with the Choice: A Grounded Theory of Iraqi Refugee Resettlement to the U.S., Lisa Ann Davenport

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Three Dimensional Equation of State for Core-Collapse Supernova Matter, Helena Sofia de Castro Felga Ramos Pais

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Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions and Experiences of Family Engagement: A Phenomenological Investigation, Tiffany JaNise Dellard

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Synthesis and Characterization of Stimuli Responsive Polymer Brushes, Chaitra Vasant Deodhar

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Ecological and evolutionary consequences of variation in aristolochic acids, a chemical resource, for sequestering specialist Troidini butterflies, Romina Daniela Dimarco

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Hybridization as a stimulus for adaptation to a novel environment, Dylan Robert Dittrich-Reed

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Narratives of Former Foster Youth in Higher Education, Kathleen Brien Douthat

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Modeling the Genetic Consequences of Mutualism on Communities, Carrie E. Eaton

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Automating Large-Scale Simulation Calibration to Real-World Sensor Data, Richard Everett Edwards

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AASP-Certified Consultants’ Experiences of Spirituality within Sport Psychology Consultation, Trevor Jonas Egli

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Reconstruction of Patient-Specific Bone Models from X-Ray Radiography, Hatem Amin Abdel Fattah El Dakhakhni

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The TVA Coal Ash Disaster and the Coal Calamity Continuum in Southern Appalachia, Erin Rae Eldridge

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THE INTERACTION OF MECHANICAL LOADING AND METABOLIC STRESS ON HUMAN CORTICAL BONE: TESTING ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSUMPTIONS USING CROSS-SECTIONAL GEOMETRY AND HISTOMORPHOLOGY, Courtney Dianne Eleazer

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ENHANCING THE VIRTUES OF STUDENTS, Gavin Gearhart Enck

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Activating Parents’ Persuasion Knowledge in Children’s Advergames: Testing the Effects of Advertising Disclosures and Cognitive Load, Nathaniel Joseph Evans

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Structural and Kinetic Studies of Structure I Gas Hydrates via Low Temperature X-Ray Diffraction and High Resolution Neutron Diffraction, Susan Michelle Everett

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How Can Teachers and Students Prepare for Effective Field Trips to Historic Sites and Museums?, William Mark Finchum

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Individual Differences in Emotional Response to Music, Sarah Kathleen N. Fischer

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Association between Iliotibial Band Syndrome Status and Running Biomechanics in Women, Eric Henri Foch

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Processing, Structure, and Properties of Nanoparticle Reinforced Nonwoven Sandwich Composites, Josh Griffith Fogle

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BROAD AND NARROW PERSONALITY TRAITS AND CHANGE OF ACADEMIC MAJOR, Nancy A. Foster

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Perceptions of Political, Academic, and Corporate Leaders: Higher Education Accountability in Georgia, Leslie Gene Fout

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Conversations with a Phenomenologist: A Phenomenologically Oriented Case Study of Instructional Planning, Karen Anne Franklin

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Evaluating Predictability in the Community Earth System Model in Response to the Eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Abigail Laurel Gaddis

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Analysis of the Role of Homework in Predicting and Improving Exam Performance, Charles E. Galyon