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Dissertations from 2016

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A Critical Historical Geography of Slavery in the American South, Matthew Russell Cook

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Synthesis, Reactivity, and NMR Trends of Early Transition Metal Compounds, Tabitha Marie Cook

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A Characterization of Human Burial Signatures using Spectroscopy and LIDAR, Katie Ann Corcoran

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Turbine Engine Rotor Blade Damage Detection through the Analysis of Vibration of Stationary Components, Jon Rylan Cox

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Essays in Policy Analysis, Michael Philip Craig

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Development of Novel Analytical Methods with the Aim of Forensic Analyte Detection using Ultra-Thin Layer Chromatography, Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, and Magneto-Elastic Wire Sensing, Nichole Ann Crane

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Investigating the effects of commonly implemented school safety strategies on school social work practitioners, Matthew James Cuellar

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High Voltage Point of Load Converter for Data Center Power Supplies, Yutian Cui

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College Student Engagement Patterns in Small Group Learning Activities Conducted in Courses Organized using a Flipped Learning Instructional Pedagogy, John Creighton Cummins

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New Perspectives on the Seventeenth-Century Protohistoric Period in East Tennessee: Redefining the Period through Glass Trade Bead and Ceramic Analyses, Jessica Nicole Dalton-Carriger

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What They Say: Student Voices in Nursing Simulation, Andrea McMahan Damewood

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Conditional Computation in Deep and Recurrent Neural Networks, Andrew Scott Davis

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Optimization of Metabolomics Data Processing with Applications Towards the Profiling of Microbial Consortia, Stephen Patrick Dearth

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Exploring the Professional Identity Development of Counselors-In-Training through Experiential Small Groups, Amanda Christine DeDiego

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The Decline of Agriculture and the Rise of Republican Party Strength in the South, John Marshall Dickey

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Kinematic, Metamorphic, and Geochronologic Constraints on the Evolution of the Lhagoi Kangri Gneiss Dome, Southern Tibet: Insight into Mid-Crustal Processes During Himalayan Orogenesis, Timothy Francis Diedesch

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Stochastic and Optimal Distributed Control for Energy Optimization and Spatially Invariant Systems, Jin Dong

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3D Multi-Scale Behavior of Granular Materials using Experimental and Numerical Techniques, Andrew Michael Druckrey

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Adopting 3D Time-of-Flight Sensing Technology for Design Information Verification in International Safeguards, Matthew Stephen Duchene

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Patristic Precedent and Vernacular Innovation: the Practice and Theory of Anglo-Saxon Translation, Andrew Timothy Eichel

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Essays in Applied Economics: Applications of Transformed Ordinal Quantile Regression, Okila R. Elboeva

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Computational Analyses of mRNA Ribosome Loading in Arabidopsis Thaliana, Joseph Benjamin Ernest

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Family Experiences with Standardized Assessments Leading to Participation in the Opt Out Movement, Christy Lee Evans

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Can Curriculum-based Measures and Teacher Ranking Predict End-of-year Achievement for Students Who are Gifted or High-achieving?, Bruce Alan Ewing

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"Our Village Approach": The story of how one African American family educates their children, Sherrie Lynn Fairchild-Keyes

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Bi-Level Optimization Considering Uncertainties of Wind Power and Demand Response, Xin Fang

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Psychometric Properties of Three Common Depression Measures in Breast Cancer Patients with Major Depressive Disorder, Audrey Ashton File

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Modeling Prehistoric Health in the Middle Cumberland Region of Tennessee: Mississippian Populations on the Threshold of Collapse, Christina Laiz Fojas

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AEROBIC BACTERIAL TRANSFORMATIONS OF LIGNIN-DERIVED AROMATIC COMPOUNDS, Ashley Marie Frank

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Eco-Fashion Consumption: Cognitive-Experiential Self-Theory, Wei Fu

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Feedback-Directed Management of Performance and Power for Emerging Computer Systems, Xing Fu

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Development of a Reactor Physics Analysis Procedure for the Plank-Based and Liquid Salt-Cooled Advanced High Temperature Reactor, Cole Andrew Gentry

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MULTI-PHYSICS MODELING, Ahmadreza Ghahremani

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Development, Synthesis, and Analysis of Surrogate Post-Detonation Nuclear Melt Glass, Andrew Vincent Giminaro

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Temperature Dependent Mechanical Behavior of Solid Acids, Ryan Scott Ginder

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Experiencing Defeat, Remembering Victory: The Army of Tennessee in War and Memory, 1861-1930, Robert Lamar Glaze

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Long-Term Treatment with Insulin and Retinoic Acid Increased Glucose Usage in L6 Muscle Cells via Glycogenesis, Matthew Ray Goff

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Kinetic Monte Carlo Models for Crystal Defects, Kyle Louis Golenbiewski

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Nepantla as her Place in the Middle: Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in the Writings of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Nicole Lynn Gomez

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Fundamental physics with cold neutron beams, Kyle Brandon Grammer

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Student and Instructor Experiences with Types of Teaching and Learning in a Computer Course, Emily Carter Gray

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Actinium-225 Production via Proton Irradiation of Thorium-232, Justin Reed Griswold

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Parametric Instability and Vibration Suppression of Planetary Gear Transmissions Supported on Boundary Struts, Peng Guan

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Integrating the Cost of Quality into Multi-Products Multi-Components Supply Chain Network Design, Waleed Abdussalam Gueir

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Data Analytics and Application Developments Based on Synchrophasor Measurements, Jiahui Guo

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Face Centered Image Analysis Using Saliency and Deep Learning Based Techniques, Rui Guo

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Virtue, Evidence, and Epistemic Justification, Alexander Steven Hallam

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A TOOL KIT FOR BUILDING HBCU TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORKS USING AN ADVANCED PLANNING SYSTEM, Clovia Hamilton

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STRESS, COPING, AND WELL BEING OF AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLEGE WOMEN: A GROUNDED THEORY STUDY, Christine R. Hannon

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Applications of Business Analytics in Marketing: Joint Modeling of Correlated Multivariate Outcomes, Sumin Han

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Viewing Power, Politics, and Loss: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Mass Media’s Representations of Teacher Unions in the United States and the Consequences Concerning Policy, Melissa Ann Harness

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Pulsed-Laser Induced Dewetting of Metallic Nanostructures, Christopher Aidan Hartnett

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Anthropocentrism and the Long-Term: Nietzsche as an Environmental Thinker, Andrew Nolan Hatley

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Performance Analysis and Modeling of Task-Based Runtimes, Blake Andrew Haugen

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Spin Flipper, Neutron Polarimetry, and Simulation, for the n3He Experiment, Christopher Bradshaw Hayes

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Academic Outcomes in Higher Education for Students Screened as Twice-Exceptional: Gifted with a Learning Disability in Math or Reading, Elizabeth Ann Hays

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Administrative Support in an East Tennessee Rural School District During the Change to Common Core State Standards, Victoria Lyn Henley

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Synthesis and Behavior of Stimuli-Responsive Shape-Changing Linear Molecular Bottlebrushes, Daniel Mark Henn

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Therapy Dogs in the College Classroom: The Effect of Dogs on Stress, Anxiety, and Spanish L2 Phonological Learning and Performance, Elaine Maralee Henry

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Innocence Revisited: Nineteenth-Century Literature in the Works of C. S. Lewis, Heather Louise Nation Hess

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Institutional Expenditures and State Economic Factors Influencing 2012-2014 Public University Graduation Rates, Brian Todd Hester

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STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF CNT YARNS AND CNT/CNF REINFORCED PAN-BASED CARBON FIBERS, Nitilaksha Phalaxayya Hiremath

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Decoding the cellular zipcode: Functional analysis of transit peptide motifs and mechanistic implications in plastid targeting and import, Kristen N. Holbrook

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Duality of Scales, Michael Christopher Holloway

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The Effect of Attractive Polymer-Nanoparticle Interactions on the Local Segmental Dynamics of Polymer Nanocomposites, Adam Prillaman Holt

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Re-Mapping the Space of the Sacred in the Nowell Codex, Teresa Marie Hooper

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Magnetic, Optical and Electrical Properties of Electron-Hole Pairs in Polymer and Organo-Metal Halide Perovskite Photovoltaic cells, Yu-Che Hsiao

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Studies of Uncertainties in Smart Grid: Wind Power Generation and Wide-Area Communication, Can Huang

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Solving the Migrant Children Public School Enrollment Issue in Urban China: A Policy Study Perspective, Hui Huang

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Hybrid Micellar Network Hydrogels of Thermosensitive Hydrophilic Triblock Copolymers and Thermosensitive Hairy Nanoparticles, Bin Hu

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Functional Role of Each Component in Gamma Secretase Complex, Chen Hu

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Real-time Voltage Stability Monitoring and Control for Load Areas: A Hybrid Approach, Fengkai Hu

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A Quantitative Genetic Analysis of Limb Segment Morphology in Humans and Other Primates: Genetic Variance, Morphological Integration, and Linkage Analysis, Brannon Irene Hulsey

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Synthesis and Characterization of New Multifunctional Initiators for Anionic Polymerization and the Use of Poly(4-hydroxystyrene) as a Template for new Polymers, Christopher Michael Hurley

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Deterministic Neutron Transport and Multiphysics Experimental Safety Analyses at the High Flux Isotope Reactor, Christopher James Hurt

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Tandem Laser Ablation Synthesis in Solution-Galvanic Replacement Reaction (LASiS-GRR): A facile route for the synthesis of complex intermetallic nanomaterials with engineered functionalities, Sheng Hu

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Complex Non-equilibrium Structural Dynamics in Globular Proteins, Xiaohu Hu

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Ethnic Discrimination and Psychological Distress among Middle Eastern/Arab Americans: The Roles of Religiosity, Coping, Ethnic Identity, and Family Connectedness, Ayse Selin Ikizler

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Governance of Supply Chain Information Flows, Joonhwan In

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Geomorphology, Stratigraphy, and Paleohydrology of the Aeolis Dorsa region, Mars, with Insights from Modern and Ancient Terrestrial Analogs, Robert Eric Jacobsen II

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THE FAMILY TIES THAT BIND: ESSAYS THAT EXAMINE AND EXTEND THE MICROFOUNDATIONS OF SOCIOEMOTIONAL WEALTH THEORY, David Scott Jiang

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Computational Identification of Terpene Synthase Genes and Their Evolutionary Analysis, Qidong Jia

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Reconstructing Late Holocene Fire, Agriculture, and Climate from Sediment Records in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic, Erik Nicholas Johanson

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“Will the Crested Cranes be there in the future?” An exploration of the Ugandan Senior Women’s National Football Team, Alicia Jane Johnson

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HerStory: Dr. Ruth Simmons’ Journey to the Presidency, Patricia Yvette Jones

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Attitudes and Barriers to Women’s Participation in a Proposed Community-Based Conservation Program in Western Belize, Amanda Shay Kaeser

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ROLE OF INSIDE DIRECTORS IN MITIGATING NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF OUTSIDE DIRECTORS’ BUSYNESS, Syed Mainuddin Kamal

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Advanced sequential Monte Carlo methods and their applications to sparse sensor network for detection and estimation, Kai Kang

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Effect of exposure to 3,4,4′-Trichlorocarbanilide (TCC) during critical developmental life stages, Rebekah Charlene Kennedy

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Remediating Secondary Alternative School Students’ Academic Outcomes Using the Writing and Sharing Connections Process, Laura Karen Kildare

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Understanding Population-Specific Age Estimation Using Multivariate Cumulative Probit Regression For Asian Skeletal Samples, Ji Eun Kim

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THE IMPACTS OF REGULATORY FOCUS AND TEMPORAL DISTANCE ON THE EVALUATION OF ONLINE CONSUMER REVIEWS, Seeun Kim

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A Generalized Method for Fissile Material Characterization Using Short-Lived Fission Product Gamma Spectroscopy, Justin Richard Knowles

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Dynamic Modeling and Renewable Integration Studies on the U.S. Power Grids, Gefei Kou

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Characterization of an Ethylene Receptor in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, Randy Francis Lacey

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Sketches, Impressions and Confessions: Literature as Experiment in the Nineteenth Century, Andrew Ragsdale Lallier

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Shades of Green: A Comparative Analysis of U.S. Green Economies, Jenna Ann Lamphere

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The Environmental Effects of Trade and Environmental Policy Within and Across Sectors, Lawrence Dale LaPlue III

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“I Haven’t Worked to be a Token:” A Narrative Inquiry of the Experiences of Eight Black Female Assistant Coaches in NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball, Leslie Kaye Larsen

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Design and Construction of Designer Bioester Libraries for Validation of the Modular Cell Theory, Donovan Layton