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Dissertations from 2014

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Acculturative Stress and Social Support Among Immigrant Arab American Adolescents in East Tennessee, Ayat Jebril Nashwan

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Prognostic-based Life Extension Methodology with Application to Power Generation Systems, Seyed Ahmad Niknam

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Models Linking Epidemiology with Immunology and Ecology, Eric Shu Numfor

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Unlocking the Secrets of Multi-Flagellated Propulsion, Stefan Oma Nwandu-Vincent

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Exploring the Energy Density Functional with High-Performance Computing, Erik Michael Olsen

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Multi-cycle Boiling Water Reactor Fuel Cycle Optimization, Keith Everette Ottinger

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Transport Resistance in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Jon Patrick Owejan

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Stability Analysis of the Rotary Drill-String, Liangming Pan

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Computational Studies for Optimization and Design of Extracting Agents for Separation of Lanthanides and Actinides, Deborah Andrea Penchoff

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An Epidemiological Study Of Campylobacter Populations Reveals A Selective Pressure By Roxarsone, Sean Jeffery Pendleton

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Trust in News Media in post-Communist Eastern Europe: The Case of Serbia, Ivanka Pjesivac

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Enhancement of Chronically-induced Breast Carcinogenesis by Combined Environmental and Dietary Carcinogens and Suppression by Dietary Agents, Lenora A. Pluchino

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Manufacturing Coalition: Cooperation, Solidarity, and Sisterhood in the New York Women's Trade Union League, 1906-1919, Marybeth Poder

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Shared Decision Making in Individualized Education Program Meetings: A Discourse Analysis, Elizabeth Price

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Kinesthetic Haptics Sensing and Discovery with Bilateral Teleoperation Systems, Tian Qiu

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Exploring Employee-Organization Relationships in Post-Socialist Transition: Local Employees' Experiences in Foreign-Owned Companies in Croatia, Danijela Radić

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Engineering Sortase A for generating site-specific protein 3D assemblies, Maryam Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh

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The Contemporary Encyclopedic Novel, Matthew Warren Raese

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A Low-Power, Reconfigurable, Pipelined ADC with Automatic Adaptation for Implantable Bioimpedance Applications, Terence Cordell Randall

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La naturaleza en la literatura costarricense pensada desde la eco-culturalidad, Andrew M. Ray

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Single Cell Biophysics: Applications in Cardiomyocyte Mechanobiology and Stem Cell Mechanotransduction, Benjamin Edward Reese

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Augmenting Functional Adaptation: Does Obesity have a Systemic Effect on Bone Strength Properties in Humans?, Nicole Marie Reeves

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Drawing the Primetime Color Line: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Interracial Marriages in Television Sitcoms, Jodi Lynn Rightler-McDaniels

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The Roles Boards Play in CEO Succession Planning, Yi Li Rivolta

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Relationship quality, individual wellbeing, and gender – A series of longitudinal studies, Patricia Nola Eugene Roberson

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Examining the Process of Identification in the Mathematics Classroom and the Role of Students’ Academic Communities, Richard J. Robinson

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RELATIONSHIPS AMONG DEPRESSION, POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, FORGIVENESS, MEANING IN LIFE, AND SPIRITUALITY IN SURVIVORS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE, Shannon Marie Rogers

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A Study in Conjugated Polymers: From Solution Properties of P3HT to Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Conjugated Polymers; Moving Toward Block Copolymers and Beyond, Justin Taylor Roop

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Characterization of the Reproductive Tract in Recipients for Bovine Embryo Transfer: pH and Bacterial Presence, David Allen Roper

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Microbloggers’ motivations in participatory journalism: A cross-cultural study of America and China, Jue Rui

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Composition Dependence of the Flory-Huggins Interaction Parameter in Polymer Blends: Structural and Thermodynamic Calculations, Travis H. Russell

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Behavioral Activation for Depressed Breast Cancer Patients: The Impact of Therapeutic Compliance and Quantity of Activities Completed on Symptom Reduction, Marlena Maria Ryba

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The Long and the Short of it: Testing the Conversion and Cuckold Strategies of Ancestral Human Outgroup Mating, Joseph Frederick Salvatore

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Talent and Trust: A Case Study Describing the Process of Designing a Global Elite World-Class University in Denmark, Brian Walter Samble

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International Trade and Third Parties' Conflict-Joining Propensities: The Political Economy of Conflict Expansion, Amanda Gale Sanford

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Agent of Harm and Good Corporate Citizen? The Case of Tyson Foods, Jennifer Lindmar Schally

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The Effects of a Brief Mindfulness Intervention on Lab-based Aggression, Amanda Eliza Seavey

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La supervivencia del acompañado: reflexiones y debates sociológicos en cuatro novelas de Benito Pérez Galdós, Mariana Roxana Segovia

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Development of an experimental and computational platform for enhanced characterization of modified peptides and proteins in environmental proteomics, Ritin Sharma

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Measuring the Norm of Reciprocity on Data Sharing Practices: A Carrot or Stick Approach?, Crystal Pleake Sherline

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Development of RF accelerating structures in the front-end system of light ion particle accelerators, Ki Ryung Shin

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Do Non-Audit Fees Impair Auditor Independence? Using Goodwill Accounting to Help Reconcile the Debate, Jonathan Edward Shipman

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The Temporal Association between Alcohol, Negative Affect, and Dating Violence, Ryan Christopher Shorey

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Smoking-Related Fires and the Impact of the Fire Standard Compliant Legislation in the States, Christopher Adam Shults

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Properties of Ideal-Based Zero-Divisor Graphs of Commutative Rings, Jesse Gerald Smith Jr.

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Two Ethnographic Case Studies of Response to Intervention, Kandy Curtis Smith

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Reflective Practice, Collaboration, and Stakeholder Communication: Where Does the Field of Evaluation Stand?, Tiffany Lee Smith

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LOCAL FOODS PURCHASING IN THE FARMERS' MARKET CHANNEL: VALUE-ATTITUDE-BEHAVIOR THEORY, Christopher Thomas Sneed

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Insurgent Spectacles: Spring Awakening, Woyzeck, Mother Courage and the ‘New’ Broadway Spectacle, Noah Porter Soltau

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EXPLORING THE CONSEQUENCES OF SHOPPER-FACING TECHNOLOGIES: THEIR EFFECT ON SHOPPER EXPERIENCES AND SHOPPING OUTCOMES, Brian Ijams Spaid

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The Role of Family in Wellbeing and Quality of Life among Palestinian Adults, Carolyn Reagh Spellings

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An Examination of the Role of Gender in Understanding Faculty Perceptions of Student-Athletes at NCAA Division I Institutions, Jana Thomas Spitzer

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Chemical Fragmentation and Properties of Bulk Graphite and Inorganic Graphite Analogs Produced for Large-Scale Applications in Polymer Composites, Vikram Kumar Srivastava

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Increasing the Throughput of Liquid Chromatography, Joseph John Stankovich

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SYSTEMS BIOLOGY OF MICROCYSTIS BLOOMS, Morgan Michelle Steffen

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Mirror in the Dark: Poems, Carolyn Rose Stice

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World Wide Diversity of Phytophthora capsici, Dylan B. Storey

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Tennessee Teachers' Support for the Curriculum Component of State Accountability Policies, Shannon Lee Strahan

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Discovery of the Meanings, Expressions, and Practices Related to Malaria Care Among the Maasai, Cecily Weller Strang

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Development of a Method for Incorporating Fault Codes in Prognostic Analysis, Eric Allen Strong

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More Myself: Exploring Students' Perceptions of Self-Authorship Development, Benjamin B. Stubbs

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Stress and Resilience: The Negative and Positive Aspects of Being an Asian American Lesbian or Bisexual Woman, Mi Ra Sung

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Citizen Science: Framing the Public, Information Exchange, and Communication in Crowdsourced Science, Todd Ernest Suomela

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Client Responses to Non-Compliant Audits: An Analysis of Clients Targeted by PCAOB Inspection, Quinn Thomas Swanquist

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Families of Struggling Readers in the Accountability Era: A Collective Ethnographic Case Study of Literacy Engagement and Interaction in the Home and School, Sarah Lynn Swauger

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Site Supervisor Self-disclosure: A Shared Experience, Jeffrey R. Sweeney

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Evaluation of Traits Associated with Breeding for Improved Biomass and Ethanol Yield in Switchgrass, Virginia Roseanna Sykes

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Measuring Academic Leadership Effectiveness of Hospitality and Tourism Academic Administrators: A Transformation Leadership Framework, James Edward Talbert III

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Development of a Forward/Adjoint Hybrid Monte Carlo Absorbed Dose Calculational Method for Use in Radiation Therapy, Mat M. Tamimi

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Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetic Nanowires Prepared by Chemical Vapor Deposition, Siwei Tang

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Fatigue, Fracture, and Environmentally-Assisted Behavior of Advanced Engineering Materials, Zhi Tang

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Quantum Tuning of Plasmons in Ultrathin Metal Films, Ao Teng

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ASSESSING THE EFFECT OF SENSE OF COMMUNITY ON MILITARY VETERAN COMMUNITY REINTEGRATION DIFFICULTIES, Veliska Joy Thomas

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Understanding Polymers in Thin Films to Improve Photovoltaic Properties and Surface Bound Polymerization, Lesley Danielle Thompson

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Determination of Area of Fire Origin through Examination of Structural Failure and Deformation, Andrew Thomas Tinsley

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Assessing Motives for Consensual Sex: Development of the Sexual Motives Questionnaire, Vanessa Tirone

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Measuring Change in Psychotherapy Using the MMPI-2 and the Holt Measure of Primary Process Manifestation, Karen M. Toman

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Reflections of Parents and Teachers on the Process of Daily Transitions Into Infant-Toddler Child Care, Linda Carol Traum

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Development and Modeling of a Biosensor Platform using AlGaN/GaN HEMT Devices, Fahmida Shaheen Tulip

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In Defense of the Direct Argument for Incompatibilism, Paul Roger Turner

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The People Who Do ‘This’ in Common: Book Clubs as ‘Everyday Activists’, Julie E. Tyler

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Exploring martian magmas: From the mantle to the regolith, Arya Sigrid Waltraud Udry

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Planning for Communication through Rehearsal Imagined Interactions, Martijn Jos Van Kelegom

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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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Developmental Trajectories of ADHD Symptoms to Adolescent Substance Use: What Influence Do Peer, Family and Neighborhood Factors Have?, Michael Lawrence Vitulano

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Belief in the Efficacy of Psychotherapy (BEP): Psychometric Scale Development and Examination of Theoretical Correlates, Erin Gray Volpe

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Self, Society, and Environment in the 21st Century: The Development and Assessment of an Ecological Identity Scale, Tobin N. Walton

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Interactive Feature Selection and Visualization for Large Observational Data, Jingyuan Wang

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Influence of Texture and Grain Size on the Plastic Anisotropy in a Wrought Mg Alloy: Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction and Visco-plastic Self-consistent Modeling, Yi Wang

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Barrier Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks, Zhibo Wang

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

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Deferred Tax Assets and Credit Risk, Scott David White

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Integration and management of winter-annual cover crops and herbicides to control glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri S. Wats), Matthew Scott Wiggins

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Nonlocal Polarization Interferometry and Entanglement Detection, Brian P. Williams

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

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Peace Under Pressure: Portraits of Christian Leadership in College Basketball Coaches, Charles Henry Wilson Jr.

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Unique Functions of the Ethylene Receptors in Seed Germination, Rebecca Lynn Wilson

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Bidirectional Associations between Parenting Behavior and Child Callous-Unemotional Traits: Do Delinquent Peer Affiliations and/or Parental Psychopathology Moderate these Links?, Amber Rochelle Wimsatt

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Graduate Teaching Assistants' Development of Expertise in Teaching First-Year Composition, Carolyn Anne Wisniewski

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This Humbling River, Ryan Dean Woldruff