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Dissertations from 2015

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Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Irradiation Damage in Multicomponent Alloys, Wei Guo

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The Use of Videoconferencing for Lactation Consultation: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Acceptance among Independent Samples of Mothers and Infant Fathers/Maternal Partners in the United States, Mona F. Habibi

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Two Essays on the Effects of External Pressure on Executive Compensation: Evidenced Through Political Sensitivity and Pay for Performance Disclosure, Brandy Elaine Hadley

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Examination of Banded Iron Formation Through Petrographic, Geochemical and Iron Isotope Analyses, Melissa Margaret Hage

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A site-specific and dynamic modeling system for zoning and optimizing variable rate irrigation in cotton, Amir Haghverdi

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On The Spin Evolution Of Isolated Pulsars, Oliver Quinn Hamil

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Self-Learning License Plate Matching Algorithm: Some Enhancements and Its Role in Travel Time Ground Truth Measurements, Stephanie Raven Ann Hargrove

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Nucleosynthesis in Self-Consistent Core-Collapse Supernova Models using Multidimensional Chimera Simulations, James Austin Harris

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Methodology For Generating Simplified Cross Section Data Sets For Neutron Transport Calculations, Thomas Jay Harrison

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An Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Manhood in the Potomac River Valley of Virginia, 1645-1730, Danny Brad Hatch

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Social Systems and Psychic Confluence: Flash Mobs, Communications, and Agency, Nicholas John Hauman

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Consolidation in U.S. Higher Education: A Case Study of a Regional Institution, Douglas V. Hawks

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Group Brainstorming in Organizations: Implementing the Functional Theory of Group Decision-Making as a Means for Increasing Performance, Kyle B. Heuett

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The Matter of Jerusalem: The Holy Land in Angevin Court Culture and Identity, c. 1154-1216, Katherine Lee Hodges-Kluck

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Aeroelastic Analysis of a Wind Turbine Blade Using the Harmonic Balance Method, Jason Charles Howison

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Engineering the “Pluripotency” of Zr-based Bulk Metallic Glasses as Biomedical Materials, Lu Huang

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Age Estimation with Decision Trees: Testing the Relevance of 94 Aging Indicators on the William M. Bass Donated Collection, Kevin Benjamin Dominic Hufnagl

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Designing Novel 1,2,3- and 1,2,4-Triazoles for Coordination Complexes and Frameworks, Brianna Celiese Hughes

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Studies of Metalloporphyrins and Tantalum Amide Imide Compounds, Seth Carlton Hunter

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Exploring Novel Environmental Link to Obesity: Role of Parabens in Adipogenesis in vitro and in vivo, Pan Hu

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Incentive based Residential Demand Aggregation, Qinran Hu

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Why Do U.S. Consumers Purchase Ethnically Disparate Products?, Jong Han Hyun

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Polymer Additives Effects on Structure and Dynamics, Adam Eugene Imel

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Influence of Aminocyclopyrachlor plus Metsulfuron on Seedhead Development and Forage Quality in Tall Fescue, Trevor Davis Israel

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Characterization of the role of alpha-arylphorin in the Heliothis virescens midgut response to Cry1Ac toxin from Bacillus thuringiensis, Jerreme Jamael Jackson

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Quantification of Fast-Neutron Sources with Coded Aperture Imaging, Timothy Donald Jackson

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A Low-Power BFSK/OOK Transmitter for Wireless Sensors, Mohammed Shahriar Jahan

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Improving Mechanical Properties of Bulk Metallic Glasses by Approaches of In-situ Composites and Thin Films, Haoling Jia

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Algorithm-Based Fault Tolerance for Two-Sided Dense Matrix Factorizations, Yulu Jia

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Understanding the Molecular Mechanism underlying the Great Thermal Stability of Thermophilic Enzymes using Aminoglycoside Nucleotidyltransferase 4' as a Model, Xiaomin Jing

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Electronic Energy Loss of Heavy Ions and Its Effects in Ceramics, Ke Jin

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Elucidation of Conformational Switching Mechanisms of Sensing Proteins by Molecular Dynamics Perturbation Studies, Quentin Ramon Johnson

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A Discourse Analysis of Beginning English Teachers' Identity Development, Joshua Peter Johnston

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Blueberry polyphenols as natural antimicrobial agents against foodborne viruses: Towards understanding their mechanism and applications in food systems, Snehal Shrikant Joshi

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Numerical Approximation of Stochastic Differential Equations Driven by Levy Motion with Infinitely Many Jumps, Ernest Jum

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Exploring Structure-Dynamics-Function Relationship in Proteins, Protein: Ligand and Protein: Protein Systems through Computational Methods, Karan Pal Kapoor

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Population Dynamics and Ecophysiology of Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) in the High Elevation Forests in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, Steven Douglas Kaylor

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Financial Deregulation, Income Inequality, and Partisan Politics from the Great War to the Great Recession, Eric Reed Keller

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Developing a Written Language Inventory for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: A Systemic Functional Grammar Approach, Jennifer Renée Kilpatrick

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Monte Carlo Methods in Finance, Je Guk Kim

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The fabrication of micro- and nano- scale deterministic and stochastic pillar arrays for planar separations, Teresa Byers Kirchner

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Experiences of Newly Licensed Registered Nurses Who Stay in Their First Jobs, Lisa D. Kirkland

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Wide Band Embedded Slot Antennas for Biomedical, Harsh Environment, and Rescue Applications, Yun Seo Koo

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EFFECTIVENESS OF PROLOQUO2GOTM IN ENHANCING COMMUNICATION IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM DURING ABA THERAPY, Taylor Eastin Krcek

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CONSTRUCTING VICTIMHOOD: OPPOSITION TO LEGISLATION PROTECTING LGBT STUDENTS AGAINST BULLYING, Kiam Loong Daniel Lai

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The Count of Saint-Gilles and the Saints of the Apocalypse: Occitanian Piety and Culture in the Time of the First Crusade, Thomas Whitney Lecaque

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Environmental Gentrification and Development in a Rural Appalachian Community: Blending Critical Theory and Ethnography, Rhiannon A. Leebrick

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QUANTITATIVE AND FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS PIPELINE FOR LABEL-FREE METAPROTEOMICS DATA AND ITS APPLICATIONS, Lang Ho Lee

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Computational Framework for Small Animal SPECT Imaging: Simulation and Reconstruction, Sang Hyeb Lee

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Wide-Area Synchrophasor Measurement Applications and Power System Dynamic Modeling, Yin Lei

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Fluorochlorozirconate Glass Ceramics for Photovoltaic and Computed Radiography Applications, Russell Lee Leonard

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The Congruence-Based Zero-Divisor Graph, Elizabeth Fowler Lewis

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ARITHMETIC LOGIC UNIT ARCHITECTURES WITH DYNAMICALLY DEFINED PRECISION, Getao Liang

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Crystal Growth and Physical Property Characterization of Complex Perovskite Oxides, Ling Li

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Compressed Sensing in Resource-Constrained Environments: From Sensing Mechanism Design to Recovery Algorithms, Shuangjiang Li

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Driving Volatility in Instantaneous Driving Behaviors: Studies Using Large-Scale Trajectory Data, Jun Liu

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A Magnetic Actuated Fully Insertable Robotic Camera System for Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, Xiaolong Liu

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Using GPU to Accelerate Linear Computations in Power System Applications, Xue Li

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Timing and Extent of the Little Ice Age Glacial Advances in the Eastern Tian Shan, China, Yanan Li

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Numerical Methods for Deterministic and Stochastic Phase Field Models of Phase Transition and Related Geometric Flows, Yukun Li

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Southern Gothic Fiction and New Naturalism: Toward a Reading of New Naturalism, Jeremy Kevin Locke

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The factors that influenced the decision to enter into a $1 billion fundraising campaign by two public higher education institutions, William Rhodes Logan

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Joint optimization of allocation and release policy decisions for surgical block time under uncertainty, Mina Loghavi

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Calmodulin-like protein 38: a component of ribonucleoprotein particles during hypoxic stress responses in Arabidopsis, Ansul Lokdarshi

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Women At War: A Qualitative Study Of U.S. Female Military Personnel, Their Journeys Home, Multiple Deployments, And The Effect Of War, Autumn Nicole Lowry

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Fault Diagnosis and Failure Prognostics of Lithium-ion Battery based on Least Squares Support Vector Machine and Memory Particle Filter Framework, Mohammed Ali Lskaafi

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Insights into planetesimal evolution: Petrological investigations of regolithic howardites and carbonaceous chondrite impact melts, Nicole Gabriel Lunning

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Physiological characterization of Prochlorococcus under abiotic stressors temperature and hydrogen peroxide, Lanying Ma

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Dynamic Simulation and Neuromuscular Control of Movement: Applications for Predictive Simulations of Balance Recovery, Misagh Mansouri Boroujeni

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Improving antimicrobial activity of lauric arginate by combination with essential oils for novel applications, Qiumin Ma

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Principal Mental Models and Perceptions of Distributed Leadership, Leigh Ann Marlar

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Computational Analysis of Neutron Scattering Data, Benjamin Walter Martin

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CHARACTERIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF AMYLOID-REACTIVE PEPTIDES AS TRACERS FOR QUANTITATIVE MOLECULAR IMAGING, Emily Brooke Martin

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Economic Wealth and Social Welfare: A Longitudinal Analysis of Transnational Well-Being, Kelly Brooke Martin

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Solar Modulation of the Cosmic Ray Intensity and the Measurement of the Cerenkov Reemission in NOvA’s Liquid Scintillator, Philip James Mason

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Characterization of Mechanically Cooled High Purity Germanium (HPGe) Detectors at Elevated Temperatures, Joseph Benjamin McCabe

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Home to the Reich: The Nazi Occupation of Europe's Influence on Life inside Germany, 1941-1945, Michael Patrick McConnell

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A GHz-range, High-resolution Multi-modulus Prescaler for Extreme Environment Applications, Benjamin Matthew McCue

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What Middle Schoolers Want: An Analysis of the Most Circulated Texts in a Public School District, Kimberly Flanders McCuiston

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Mindfulness-Based Therapy and Behavioral Activation: A Randomized Controlled Trial with Depressed College Students, Crystal Constance McIndoo

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Linking soil moisture and carbon-cycle processes in two understudied terrestrial ecosystems: Ecuadorian páramo grasslands and constructed agricultural wetlands, Julie Yvette McKnight

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HOME/ECONOMICS: ENTERPRISE, PROPERTY, AND MONEY IN WOMEN’S DOMESTIC FICTION, 1860-1930, Julia Poindexter McLeod

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Theory and Experiments Exploring Behavioral, Financial, and Public Economics, Matthew John McMahon

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The Effects of Trade Competition on Health, and Determinants of Workplace Behavior, Thomas Clayton McManus

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Community Formation and the Development of a British-Atlantic Identity in the Chesapeake: An Archaeological and Historical Study of the Tobacco Pipe Trade in the Potomac River Valley ca. 1630-1730, Lauren Kathleen McMillan

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Synthesis, Characterization and Evaluation of Lectin-Binding Properties of 1,2-cis-Glycosides, Bo Meng

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Development and Improvement of Cerium Activated Gadolinium Gallium Aluminum Garnets Scintillators for Radiation Detectors by Codoping, Fang Meng

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NANOSCALED CELLULOSE AND ITS CARBONACEOUS MATERIAL: APPLICATION AND LOCAL STRUCTURE INVESTIGATION, Yujie Meng

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Elucidating mechanisms of lipid droplet formation in the fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Alexander William Meyers

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Understanding the Influence of Non-covalent Interactions and Nanoparticle Geometries in Carbon Based Polymer Nanocomposites, Bradley Carroll Miller

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Conservation Planning in a Changing World, Austin Walker Milt

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Development of the SETIS Instrument to Measure Teachers' Self-Efficacy to Teach Science in an Integrated STEM Framework, Monica Clutch Mobley

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Collaborative Models for Supply Networks Coordination and Healthcare Consolidation, Shima Mohebbi

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Microfluidic Syntheses of PET Radiotracers via Fluorodenitration, Thomas Madison Moore

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Essays on Environmental Economics, Shukhrat Usmonovich Musinov

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Positionality and Its Effects on Pedagogy: Examining the Identity Categories of Race, Class, and Gender of English as a Second Language (ESL) Preservice Teachers., Hollie Marie Nawrocki

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Synthesis of Mesoporous Carbon for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Sequestration, Kimberly Marie Nelson

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Rhetorics of Self in Eighteenth-Century Biography, Nathaniel Don Norman

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Enriching Teacher Self-Efficacy Through a Support Centric Evaluation Model: A Mixed Methods Study of TEAM's Impact on Teacher Self-Efficacy, Elizabeth Marie Norton

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Computational Simulation of Mass Transport and Energy Transfer in the Microbial Fuel Cell System, Shiqi Ou