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Dissertations from 2014

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Citizen Confidence in the Public Service: An Examination of Established and Emerging Democracies in North America and Eurasia, Nurgul Ryskulovna Aitalieva

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A Multi-University Examination of College Student-Athlete & Coach Fit, Amanda Celeste Alexander

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Planting a "Community of Gentlemen and Ladies" on the Cumberland Plateau: Thomas Hughes and the East Tennessee Rugby, Brenda Louise Alexander

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Impacts of Climate Change on the Evolution of the Electrical Grid, Melissa Ree Allen

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Critical Social Justice in Teacher Education: Beginning Teachers' Pedagogy and Practice, Brittany Alexis Aronson

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A Study of the Structure of Light Tin Isotopes via Single-Neutron Knockout Reactions, Andrew Franklin Ayres

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The Effect of Abscisic Acid on Tomato Calcium Partitioning and Fruit Quality, Thomas Casey Barickman

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Development of the Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology Skills Assessment for Medical Residents, Patrick Brian Barlow

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Light-Ion Production From Intermediate-Energy Heavy-Ion Interactions, Matthew Randall Beach

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The Georgia School Improvement Specialists: A Qualitative Study Exploring Their Roles with Principals of Middle Schools Identified as Focus Schools, Jessie Adelaide Beaumont

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Should feedback confirm success, correct errors, or both? An empirical test of the sandwich approach to delivering feedback, Kevin Allan Becker

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Procedural-Reasoning Architecture for Applied Behavior Analysis-based Instructions, Edmon Begoli

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The Sensual, the Monstrous, and the Everyday in the Cinemas of Claire Denis and François Ozon, Amy E. Bertram

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The Importance of Executive Effort, Lee Edward Biggerstaff

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THE WESTERN TENNESSEE SHELL MOUND ARCHAIC: PREHISTORIC OCCUPATION IN THE LOWER TENNESSEE RIVER VALLEY BETWEEN 9000 AND 2500 CAL YR BP, Thaddeus Geoffrey Bissett

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Cyberbullying, Bullying, and Victimization among Adolescents: Rates of Occurrence, Internet Use and Relationship to Parenting Styles, Michelle Pearl Black

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THE EFFECTS OF NCLB AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGE: A MODIFIED DELPHI STUDY OF PRINCIPALS' PERCEPTIONS, Melissa Henry Blalock

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SPEAKING VOLUMES: PROFESSIONAL GROWTH IN BOOK STUDIES, Elizabeth Smith Blanton

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Thermal Hydraulic Characteristics of Fuel Defects in Plate Type Nuclear Research Reactors, Isaac Thomas Bodey

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Thermal Inactivation of Human Norovirus Surrogates and Hepatitis A Virus in Foods, Hayriye Bozkurt Cekmer

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Development of a FLUKA-Based Lookup Tool for Rapid Analysis of Radiation Exposures in Space Environments, John Macdougall Brittingham

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Critical Teacher Inquiry: Collaborative Action Research Using Post-Structuralist and Cross-National Provocations, Robyn Anne Brookshire

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Neutron Diffraction Study of Engineering Materials Subjected to Complex Loadings, Jeffrey R. Bunn

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Essays on Resource Allocation Efficiency and Behavior, Julianna Marie Butler

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Investigation of the Phase Transformation Kinetics and Texture Evolution in a TRIP Steel under Complex Loads, Ercan Cakmak

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Relationships among Prochlorococcus ecotypes across oceanic temperature ranges, Jeremy Werner Chandler

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Fabrication of Zein Nanoparticle-Biopolymer Complexes to Deliver Essential Oils in Aqueous Dispersions, Huaiqiong Chen

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Feeding State, Vitamin A Status and Atypical Protein Kinase C Modulate the Insulin-Regulated Gene Expression in Rat Hepatocytes, Wei Chen

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Theoretical Studies of the Growth and Functionality of Layered Materials, Wei Chen

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Multistep Kinetic Monte Carlo, Holly Nichole Johnson Clark

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Ab Initio Studies of Proton Transport in Proton Exchange Membranes, Jeffrey Keith Clark

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Strategic Technology Maturation and Insertion (STMI): a requirements guided, technology development optimization process, James Brill Clegern

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Compositions in Black and Brown: Manifestations of Afro-Latinity in U.S. Black Latino/a Literary Discourse, Janelle Chevon Coleman

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Predicting High-Stakes Tests of Math Achievement using a Group-Administered RTI Instrument: Validating Skills Measured by the Monitoring Instructional Responsiveness: Math, Jeremy Thomas Coles

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The Effects of Group Personality Composition on Project Team Performance: Operationalizations and Outcomes, Mark Collins

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Social Justice in Mathematics Education, Renee Lenise Colquitt

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News and the Public Sphere: The Boston Marathon Bombing in The New York Times and Le Figaro, Ioana Alexandra Coman

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Uncovering Latino Sex Trafficking in a New Destination Area: A Case Study, Lauren Kimberlee Copley

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Synthesizing Strong Donor Macrocyclic Tetracarbene Metal Complexes for Catalytic Aziridination, Steven Alan Cramer

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The Effects of Social Support on At-Risk Youth, Christi LaNet Culpepper

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Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Potentials of Advanced Combustion Modes in Light-Duty Vehicles:A Well-to-Wheel Analysis using Vehicle Systems Simulations with Experimental Engine Data, Scott James Curran

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The Effects of Leucine and Dairy Products on Adipose Tissue Inflammation: The Role of Adipocyte Derived Microvesicles, Benjamin Jones Curry

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Online Social Networking Sites: Meaning of SNS's to Gay Men From Non-Accepting Families, Richard Tazz Curry

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Communication, Control, and Time: The Lived Experience of Uncertainty in Adolescent Pregnancy, Elizabeth Dortch Dalton

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The Role of Social Media Editors in Television Newsrooms: An Exploratory Study, Allyson Beutke DeVito

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BIODEGRADATION AND PHOTODEGRADATION OF POLYLACTIC ACID AND POLYLACTIC ACID/ POLYHYDROXYALKANOATE BLENDS NONWOVEN AGRICULTURAL MULCHES IN AMBIENT SOIL CONDITIONS, Sathiskumar Dharmalingam

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Biogeographical patterns, ecological drivers, and evolutionary mechanisms of plant invasions, Rafael Dudeque Zenni

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Inherited Masculinities?: Noble Fathers and Sons and Aspects of Masculinity in Early Modern England, 1530-1630, Joshua Lane Durbin

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The "Vast and Terrible" Trauma: American Literary Naturalism, Ethics, and Levinas, Tyler Joseph Efird

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Intimacy Uncertainty and Identity in Gay Male Couples Dealing with a Serodiscordant HIV Status, Scott Allen Eldredge

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Acceleration and Verification of Virtual High-throughput Multiconformer Docking, Sally Rose Ellingson

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Alternative Strategies for Weed Control in Creeping Bentgrass, Matthew Thomas Elmore

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Interaction Privacy: A Study of Threats and Consequences, Carol Lee Esmark

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Asymptotic Behavior of a Class of SPDEs, Parisa Fatheddin

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Engineering Bacterial Cellulose Scaffold and its Biomimetic Composites for Bone and Cartilage Tissue Regeneration, Pelagie Marlene Favi

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Active Families in the Great Outdoors: A family-centered program to increase physical activity levels, perceptions, and behaviors, Jennifer Irene Flynn

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Development of Optical Sensors for Chemical Detection, Jonathan Kelly Fong

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The Effects of Prompts and Comprehension Assessment on Oral Reading: Moderating Effect of Reading Skills, Bethany Evelyn Forbes

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The Auchinleck Manuscript: A Study in Manuscript Production, Scribal Innovation, and Literary Value in the Early 14th Century, Tricia Kelly George

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Talk to Me: An Apology for Poetry, Christian Anton Gerard

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Challenging the State: Evaluating the Effects of Uneven Distribution of Public Goods, Economic Globalization and Political Openness on Domestic Terrorism, Sambuddha Ghatak

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Local Government-Citizen Relationships: Using the coorientation approach to analyze relationship effectivness, Melissa Wooten Graham

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Structural Dynamics and Charge Transport in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids, Philip James Griffin

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Essays on The Optimality of Delaying Quality Tests and the Reverse Hold-up Problem, Natalia Gritsko

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Essay on Firm Inventory and Innovation Behavior, Ye Gu

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Effects of Stimulus Symmetry on Hierarchical Processing in Six-Month-Old Short- and Long-Looking Infants, Margaret Weinel Guy

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Exploring Perceptions of Staff Registered Nurse Preceptors for Undergraduate, Pre-licensure Nursing Students, Katherine C. Hall

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Impacts of climate change, human land use, and mercury contamination on Southern Appalachian Plethodontid salamanders, Michael Kevin Hamed

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Applications and Improvements in the Molecular Modeling of Protein and Ligand Interactions, Jason Bret Harris

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The Effect of Self-Compassion Training on Trauma-Related Guilt in a Sample of Homeless Veterans in Transitional Housing, Philip Held

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Participant Career and Research Outcomes of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award, Samuel Held

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Ibn Hazm: an Islamic Source of Courtly Love, Daniel Nathan Hickman

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Predictors of Heterosexual Siblings’ Acceptance of their Lesbian or Gay Sibling of Origin, Angela Nichole Hilton

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Adaptive radiation along a benthic/pelagic ecological axis in North America’s most diverse, endemic clade of freshwater fishes, Phillip Ray Hollingsworth Jr.

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Predictors of Casual Sex Participation in Young Adulthood: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Rachel M. Holmes

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Essays on Fiscal Policies in Open Economies, Ahiteme Nicodeme Houndonougbo

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Functional Study of the Suppressor of Hairy-­wing Insulator Protein in Drosophila melanogaster, Shih-Jui Hsu

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Studies of Economics and Stability with Variable Generation and Controllable Load, Hao Huang

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Empirical Analysis on Factors Impacting Mobile Learning Acceptance in Higher Engineering Education, Yu Huang

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Examining Perceived Life Stress Factors among Intercollegiate Athletes: A Holistic Perspective, Landon Tyler Huffman

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New Remote Sensing Methods for Detecting and Quantifying Forest Disturbance and Regeneration in the Eastern United States, Michael Joseph Hughes

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Monte Carlo Modeling of Ion Beam Induced Secondary Electrons, Uk Huh

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Growth, Structure, Electronic and Transport Properties of Yttrium Disilicide Nanowires, Saban Mustafa Hus

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The economic costs and ecological benefits of protected areas for biodiversity conservation, Gwenllian D. Iacona

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Understanding the Plasmonic Properties of Metallic Nanostructures with Correlated Photon- and Electron-Driven Excitations, Vighter Ozezinimize Iberi

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Assessing the Impact of United States mass media on Croatian cultural identities, Iveta Imre

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Stability, Erosion, and Morphology Considerations for Sustainable Slope Design, Isaac Andres Jeldes Halty

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Indefinite Knapsack Separable Quadratic Programming: Methods and Applications, Jaehwan Jeong

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Study of ferroelectric oxides and field effect in complex oxides heterostructures, Lu Jiang

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A Study of Indentation Cracking in Brittle Materials Using Cohesive Zone Finite Elements, Kurt E. Johanns

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Innocent Artists: Creativity and Growing Up in Literatures of Maturation, 1850-1920, Whitney Elaine Jones

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The Effects of Risk Disclosure in Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising (DTCA): Prominence, DTCA Regulatory Knowledge, and Perceived Attention, Ilwoo Ju

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Linking DNA Polymorphisms and Populations' Evolutionary History, Ivan Juric

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NANOLAYER POLYMERIC COATINGS TO ENHANCE THE PERFORMANCE AND SERVICE LIFE OF INORGANIC MEMBRANES FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE-HIGH PRESSURE BIOMASS PRETREATMENT AND OTHER APPLICATIONS, Vincent C. Kandagor

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Gastrointestinal microbial diversity and diagenetic alteration of bone from the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), Sarah Wheeler Keenan

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Spatial Dynamic Models for Fishery Management and Waterborne Disease Control, Michael Robert Kelly Jr.

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Organic food consumption:Application of the Means-end theory, Yun Hee Kim

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A Method to Control Morphology of BHJ OPVs Using End-functionalized Poly(3-hexylthiophene)(P3HT) Grafted to SQDs, William Michael Kochemba

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Online Store Atmospherics: Development of a Gender-Neutral Measure, Wanmo Koo

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Behavioral responses of Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) to noctuid moth migrations, Jennifer Joy Krauel