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Dissertations from 2017

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On Laser-induced Plasma Containing Hydrogen, Ghaneshwar Gautam

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Excitations of Quasi-Particles in Nanostructured Systems, Jingxuan Ge

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Twenty-­‐first Century Deindustrialization and Uneven Development in Appalachia, Katherine Custis Gerlaugh

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Electricity and Fuel Consumption in a Lean Energy Supply Chain, Mostafa GhafooriVarzaneh

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Novel Fission Track Detection for Identification and Characterization of Special Nuclear Materials, Jonathan Allen Gill

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Development of High Performance Gas Separation Membranes through Intelligent Catalyst and Monomer Design, Kevin Richard Gmernicki

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Total Absorption Spectroscopy of Neutron Rich Nuclei Across the N=50 Neutron Shell Closure, Kathleen Conner Goetz

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Variation in Cortical Bone Distribution in the Aging Adult Appendicular Skeleton, Alice Fazlollah Gooding

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Perceptions of Administrators in Facilitating Change and Establishing a Positive School Culture in a New School, Elizabeth Anne Gotcher

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Sustainability analysis for new technologies of biofuels and Additive Manufacturing, Nelson A. Granda Marulanda

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Regeneration of Imperiled Hardwoods in the Eastern United States, Joshua J. Granger

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A Grounded Theory Inquiry into Crying in Women Dealing with the Emotional Stress of Personal Crisis, Mary Bess Griffith

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Monolithic Perimeter Gated Single Photon Avalanche Diode Based Optical Detector in Standard CMOS, Md. Habib Ullah Habib

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Graph-Theoretical Tools for the Analysis of Complex Networks, Ronald Dewayne Hagan

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Meso-Scale Behavior Characterization of “Tunable” Clay-Polymer Composites, Bijoy Krishna Halder

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Butyrate, A Major Bacterial-derived Metabolite: Understanding of Butyrate Metabolism in Cancerous Colonocytes, Anna Han

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The Impact of Increased Tax Return Reporting on Financial Statement Tax Disclosure Quality: Evidence from IRS Schedule UTP, Michelle Kim Harding

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Systematics and Biogeography of the Cortinarius violaceus group and Sequestrate Evolution in Cortinarius (Agaricales), Emma Harrower

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The impact of rewards on the effectiveness of performance feedback in improving writing production in elementary school students, Leslie Allison Hart

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An Optimization Method for Matched Abundance-Ratio Cascades by Varying the Key Weight, Richard Dale Harvey

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MODELING AND SPICE IMPLEMENTATION OF SILICON-ON-INSULATOR (SOI) FOUR GATE (G4FET) TRANSISTOR, Md Sakib Hasan

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Irish Harps, Scottish Fiddles, English Pens: Romantic Satire and British Nationalism, Shannon Raelene Heath

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Population, Consumption, and Procreation: Ethical Implications for Humanity’s Future, Trevor Grant Hedberg

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DYNAMICS OF COLLABORATIVE NAVIGATION AND APPLYING DATA DRIVEN METHODS TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS AT DECISION POINTS FOR PEOPLE OF VARYING SPATIAL APTITUDES, Gengen He

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Assessing the Economic Tradeoffs Between Prevention and Suppression of Forest Fires, Elizabeth Trulia Heines

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Biotic and abiotic drivers of plant symbionts determine plant performance, the maintenance of diversity, and response to global change, Jeremiah A. Henning

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Detection, Diversity, and Evolution of Fungal Nitric Oxide Reductases (P450nor), Steven Adam Higgins

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Philosophical Self-Presentation in Late Antique Cappadocia, Stefan Vernon Hodges-Kluck

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Development of High-performing Polydimethylsiloxane-based Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Separation, Tao Hong

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Examining the role of therapeutic alliance, split alliance, and gender on couples’ relationship satisfaction following a brief couple intervention, Jessica Andrea Hughes

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Bioinformatic and Experimental Approaches for Deeper Metaproteomic Characterization of Complex Environmental Samples, Ramsunder Mahadevan Iyer

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Dataflow Programming Paradigms for Computational Chemistry Methods, Heike Jagode

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Efficient Methods for Multidimensional Global Polynomial Approximation with Applications to Random PDEs, Peter A. Jantsch

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INTRUSION DETECTION OF A SIMULATED SCADA SYSTEM USING A DATA-DRIVEN MODELING APPROACH, Brien Alen Jeffries

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The Role of Supply Chain Resource Orchestration and Supply Chain Knowledge in Improving Product Launch Performance in Emerging Markets, Matthew Troy Jenkins

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Localization of Large Scale Structures, Ryan James Jensen

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Developing a Korean Version of the Experiences in Close Relationships Scale Using Quantitative Methods for Verifying Semantic Equivalence, Ji-Sun Jeong

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Experimental and Analytical Study of Dynamic Behavior of Bridge Superstructures Subjected to Overheight Vehicle Collisions, Yuan Jing

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A Household Approach to Reconstructing the Townsend Sites in East Tennessee, U.S.A.: Foodways and Daily Practice within a Mississippian Settlement, Jessie Luella Johanson

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On the construction and interpretation of fitness landscapes for HIV: a computational perspective, Elizabeth Grace Johnson

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Characterization of the Pro-Inflammatory Cytokine IL-1[beta] on Butyrate Metabolism in Colorectal Cancer Cells, Megan Elizabeth Johnstone

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Analysis and Design of Communication Avoiding Algorithms for Out of Memory(OOM) SVD, Khairul Kabir

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The Impact of Photography on Tourism: Photography Construction Perspective, Justin Kaewnopparat

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STUDY ON AGRICULTURAL TRACTOR OPERATOR SAFETY IN ROLLOVER ACCIDENTS, Farzaneh Khorsandi Kouhanestani

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Essays in Applied Health Economics, Bongkyun Kim

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Understanding Frontline Employees’ Work Attitude and Behavior: Combining the Theory of Implicit-beliefs and the Job Demands-Resources (JD-R) model, Sun-Hwa Kim

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Gender, Lithics, and Perishable Technology: Searching for Evidence of Split-Cane Technology in the Archaeological Record at the Mussel Beach Site (40MI70), Megan M. King

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Evaluating the Effects of Wearable Technologies to Improve Physical Activity Levels for College Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Kelly Nicole Kraiss

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Surface Energy in Bond-Counting Models on Bravais and Non-Bravais Lattices, Tim Ryan Krumwiede

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An Optimization Framework for Integrating Variable Capacity and Pavement Thickness Requirements in Highway Cost Allocation, Saurav Kumar Dubey

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NESTLE to ORIGAMI Coupling: A Nuclear Non-proliferation Tool for LWR Fuel Assembly Isotope Analysis, Margaret Alva Kurtts

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Development and Implementation of a Forward Solution Hip Mathematical Model to Determine In Vivo Mechanics and Predict Hip Separation, Michael Thomas LaCour

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Elementary Pre-service Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Digitized Visual Primary Sources in the Social Studies, Alicia Lankford Laffoon

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Methodology for an Advanced Risk Assessment of Crud Induced Power Shift using Coupled Multi-Physics Simulations and a Monte Carlo Scenario Analysis of the Potential Financial Benefits, Travis Louis Lange

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United States Elite Youth Tennis Athletes’ Use of Psychological Strategies in Competition, Emily Earlynn Lauer

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Green Consumers’ Skepticism toward Pro-Environmental Advertising: Consumer Motivations for Purchasing Pro-Environmental Products, Jinhee Lee

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‘IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE’: EMPLOYEES’ LIVED EXPERIENCES AND THE ESSENCE OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, Laura Lou Lemon

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Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation and Dehydration of Bioderived Oxygenates to Renewable Hydrocarbon Building Block Molecules: Enabling Renewable Carbon Fiber, Andrew Walter Lepore

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Managing exoelectrogenic microbial community development through bioprocess control for conversion of biomass-derived streams, Alex James Lewis

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Advanced Purification and Direct-Write 3D Nanoprinting Via Focused Electron Beam Induced Deposition, Brett Bloxton Lewis

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Essays in Behavioral Economics, Jing Li

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Errors and Truths from Transportation Data Aggregation: Some Implications for Research and Practice, Hyeonsup Lim

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Surface Modification of Pillar Array Systems for Chromatography and Fluorescence Enhancement, Danielle Ruth Lincoln

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Using the suprachiasmatic nucleus as a model system to assess tolerance and withdrawal to alcohol, Jonathan Houghton Lindsay

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Wide-Area Measurement-Driven Approaches for Power System Modeling and Analytics, Hesen Liu

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Systematics, diversification, and functional diversity of Russulaceae (Russulales), Brian Patrick Looney

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Re-Writing English Identity: Medieval Historians of Anglo-Norman Britain, Teresa Marie Lopez

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Determining 235U Enrichment Using a Dual-Energy Approach for Delayed Neutron Measurements, Angela Lynn Lousteau

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Sensitivity of VVER-1000 Spent Fuel Pin Nuclide Inventory to Operational Parameters, Nicholas Patrick Luciano

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All Acrylic Based Thermoplastic Elastomers: Design and Synthesis for Improved Mechanical Performance, Wei Lu

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Effect of Crosslinking on Carbon Nanotube Materials through Chemical Treatment and Irradiation, Xinyi Lu

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A Wide Area Hierarchical Voltage Control for Systems with High Wind Penetration and an HVDC Overlay, Yidan Lu

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The Effects of Motivational Interviewing on Heart Failure Self-Care during Transitional Care in an Appalachian Population, Jennifer Lynn Mabry

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Design and Implementation of a Low‐Power Wireless Respiration Monitoring Sensor, Ifana Mahbub

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Wide-Area Control Schemes to Improve Small Signal Stability in Power Systems, Meimanat Mahmoudi

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Data Analysis Methods using Persistence Diagrams, Andrew Marchese

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Analysis of a Market for Tradable Credits, Policy Uncertainty Effects on Investment Decisions, and the Potential to Supply a Renewable Aviation Fuel Industry with an Experimental Industrial Oilseed, Evan Lawrence Markel

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Understanding Implementation of Developmental Education Delivery Models in a Community College Setting, Sherry Ann Marlow Ormsby

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DETERMINATION OF CRITICAL EXPERIMENT CORRELATIONS VIA THE MONTE CARLO SAMPLING TECHNIQUE, William Jay Marshall

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Using Phylogenetic Comparative Methods To Understand Diversification and Geographic Range Evolution, Kathryn Aurora Massana

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Jet-hadron correlations relative to the event plane Pb--Pb collisions at the LHC in ALICE, Joel Anthony Mazer

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Generalizations and Variations of the Zero-Divisor Graph, Grace Elizabeth McClurkin

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Unique Roles for ISE2 in Chloroplast RNA Metabolism and Regulation of Plasmodesmata-mediated Intercellular Trafficking, Tyra Nadine McCray

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Double Differential Neutron Yields Produced by Proton, Helium, and Iron Interactions in Thick Aluminum Targets, Natalie Ann McGirl

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The Effect of Maternal Borderline Personality Disorder and Child Temperament on Mother-Child Synchrony, Christina Gabriela Mena

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Economic Forecasting with Many Predictors, Fanning Meng

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Statistical Computational Topology and Geometry for Understanding Data, Joshua Lee Mike

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Preferences for Employment in the Government Workforce, Michael Christopher Moltz

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Modeling as Teaching: Preparing Preservice Teachers to Implement Universal Design for Learning, Eric Jordan Moore

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Distress during Cancer Treatment and its Relation to Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms, Matthew Robert Moore

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Effects of rodents on ecosystem structure and function, Leigh Courtney Moorhead

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Crafting Nanostructured Neural Interfaces with Hydrogel Particles, Emily Ann Morin

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High-Throughput Functional System for Encapsulated Networks of Model Cell Membranes, Mary-Anne Kim Anh Nguyen

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Development of a Mathematical Model for the Estimation of Required Maintenance for a Homogenous Facilities Portfolio Using Multiple Linear Regression, Timothy Jay Nipp

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Morphological and Photoelectrochemical Characterization of Membrane Reconstituted Photosystem I (PSI), Seyedeh Hanieh Niroomand

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Electronic and Magnetic Materials Under External Stimuli, Kenneth Robert O'Neal

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Complete Denitrification by the Non-Denitrifier Anaeromyxobacter dehalogenans: The Role of Coupled Biotic-Abiotic Reactions, Jenny Rae Onley

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Therapeutic Aspects of Tattoo Acquisition: A Phenomenological Inquiry into the Connection Between Psychological Trauma and the Writing of Stories into Flesh, Everett W. Painter

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The Three Dimensions of Political Action in United States Democracy: Corporations as Political Actors and "Franchise Governments", Steven Alfonso Panageotou

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Uses and Gratifications of Digital Media: The Case of Live Blogs, Mirjana Pantic