Doctoral Dissertations

 

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Dissertations from 2020

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Like Wildfire in a Drought: The Power of Parent Perspectives in a Phenomenological Study of a Rural Community School, Janine Amina Al-Aseer

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The Quality of Life for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults in Saudi Arabia, Alaa Mohammad Alsabei

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Saudi Arabian Entrepreneurs at Festivals for Women: Roles of Empowerment and Social Support, Faten Salem Alshammari

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CHANGES IN PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF BIODEGRADABLE MULCH DUE TO WEATHERING AND AGEING AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON BIODEGRADATION, Marife Betinol Anunciado

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“It’s as political a choice as you’ll ever make”: A Qualitative Case Study of Middle-Class, White Parents Navigating School Choice, David Andrew Appleton

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Advances and Applications in Deep Learning, Mustafa Murat Arat

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A Survey Assessment of Pediatric Nurses’ Disaster Preparedness, Erin Kathleen Arcipowski

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Application of big data in transportation safety analysis using statistical and deep learning methods, Ramin Arvin

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Nonhuman Agency in Speculative Ecofiction, Melinda Backer

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Data-Driven Analytics for High-Throughput Biological Applications, Carissa Robyn Bleker

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Exploring Online Opinion Leadership: An Analysis of the Influential Users on Twitter During the Online Conversation Around Anthem Protests by Prominent Athletes, Brandon Boatwright

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Principal Response to Title III: A Narrative Inquiry of the Agency and Support of English Learner Education, Byron Ashley Booker

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The “Green Book” and a Black Sense of Movement: Black Mobilities and Motilities During the Jim Crow Era, Ethan McKenzie Bottone

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Characterizing Late Pre-Contact Mississippian Paint Recipes in the Southeastern United States., Sierra May Bow

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From South of the Mason-Dixon Line to South of the Equator: A Critical Exploration of the Transnational Contours of Confederate Memory, Jordan P. Brasher

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Caregiver-infant Bed-sharing Experiences, Marissa Garmon Bunch

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Molecular Orbital Effects in Heavy Transition Metal Compounds, Qiang Chen

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Economic Feasibility of Adopting Additive Manufacturing for Low-volume Demand, Taner Cokyasar

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Face and Feeling: An Examination of the Role of Facial Feedback in Emotion, Nicholas Alvaro Coles

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Not Accepting the Status Quo: Southern White Student Activists in the Civil Rights Movement, Ashton Ryan Cooper

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Mapping and Identification of QTL Associated with Soybean Seed Protein, Oil, and Yield in 5601T × U99-310255 RIL Population Using SNP Genotyping, Mia Justina Cunicelli

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Applications of nonlinear approximation for problems in learning theory and applied mathematics, Joseph Douglas Daws Jr

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Am I in a healthy relationship? Exploring emotional consequences of young women’s relationships with social media influencers, Betsy Byrne DeSimone

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Evaluation of the Hydrothermal Corrosion of SiC and the Viability of Mitigation Coatings to Protect SiC Across Typical LWR Chemistry and Temperature Regimes, Peter James Doyle

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You’ve Got to be Two, Three Times Better Than Anybody Else: Experiences of Black Nurse Anesthetists in Nurse Anesthesia Education, Terrica M. Durbin

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Understanding the Mechanisms of Sulfate Formation in Acidic Hydrothermal Systems Using Field Analogs and Laboratory Experiments, Jessica Ende

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Development and Applications of the Rapid Analysis of Post-Irradiation Debris (RAPID) Method to Nuclear Materials, Emilie Fenske

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A Compact Neutron Scatter Camera Using Optical Coded-Aperture Imaging, Micah Folsom

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Physiological and ecological characterization of the Aureococcus anophagefferens virus host system, Eric Gann

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Cell-Free Enabled Bioproduction and Biological Discovery, David Cinay Garcia

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Design of Modular Cell Systems for Biocatalysis with Multi-Objective Optimization, Sergio Garcia Manogil Fernandez

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Accounting Inconsistency and Debt Contracting, Fellipe Gomes Raymundo

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Miami in the Margins: Media Representation and Identity Negotiation, 1846-1946, Melissa Ann Greene-Blye

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Surgical implant and tissue interface, Remigiusz Maciej Grzeskowiak

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Methodology to Improve Switching Speed of SiC MOSFETs in Hard Switching Applications, Handong Gui

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Paraben and Breast Cancer: A Stromal Link, Emily Hager

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The role of extracellular proteases, matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -9, in regulating the mammalian circadian clock, Kathryn Halter

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Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Renewable Fuels, Naijia Hao

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Evaluation of Skin Health in Hellbenders, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, Rebecca Hardman

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Being Counted: A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Power of Black Women's Giving at Historically White Institutions, Chandra Jada Harris-McCray

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Effect of Alkali-Silica Reaction on Confined Reinforced Concrete, Nolan Wesley Hayes

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Calibration and Validation of Gyroscope Inclusive Youth Sojourn Models, Paul Robert Hibbing

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Anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activities of apigenin nanoencapsulated in dairy proteins, Shan Hong

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Passive Protection of Structures using Innovative Rotational Inertia Dampers and Rotational Energy Conversion Devices, Abdollah Javidialesaadi

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Help Seeking Attitudes Among New Mothers with Postpartum Depression, Aubrey Elizabeth Jones

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The Intersection of Context, Professional Philosophy, and Working Alliance: MPCs’ Experiences within Professional Baseball, Matthew Steven Jones

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Creation and Validation of the Multi-Stakeholder Survey of Learning Environments (MSSLE) for Medical Schools, Kevin Edgar Kidder

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The Effects of Small-Group Discourse in Collective Argumentation on Secondary Students’ Mathematical Arguments and Mathematical Identities, Nicholas Chin King

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Post, Update, Tweet, or Snap? Promoting Safe Social Media Use for Young Adults with Intellectual Disability, Mary Jo Krile

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Alloy Design of Creep Resistant Fe30Cr3Al Alloys Strengthened by Laves Phase, Chih-Hsiang Kuo

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Classification of ActiGraph GT9X Accelerometer and Gyroscope Data for Characterizing Youth Physical Activity, Samuel Robert LaMunion

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Developing Pre-Service Teachers’ Understandings of Mathematical Mindsets: Influences of an Online Gamification Tool, Rebecca Doty Layton

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Denominators of the Weierstrass Coefficients of the Canonical Lifting, Delong Li

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A Study of DRAINMOD-Urban For Enhanced Bioretention Cell Modeling, Whitney A. Lisenbee

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Real-time Traffic State Assessment using Multi-source Data, Yuandong Liu

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Civilian Oversight and Police Legitimacy in an Age of Conflict and Distrust, Ellen Grayce LoCurto-Martinez

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An Examination of Whether Engaging in Authentic Science has an Impact on High School Students' Agency to Achieve Ecojustice in their Local Community, Billie Jeanette Long

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Optimization of MPI Collective Communication Operations, Xi Luo

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Lithium PFC Characterization and Plasma Performance for LTX-beta, Anurag Maan

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Exploring Constraints to Student Attendance at FBS Non-Autonomous Football Games, John A. Magliocca

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Alkoxysilane Bearing Polynorbornenes as Gas Separation Membranes, Christopher Maroon

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Study of the Production of Isotopes in an Urban Nuclear Post-Detonation Environment, Tucker Caden McClanahan

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Three Essays in Microeconomics, Benjamin Meadows

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THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF GENOME ENGINEERING: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR MANIPULATING MICROORGANISMS WITH CRISPR-CAS, Brian Joseph Mendoza

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Persistence Diagram Cardinality and its Applications, Cassie Putman Micucci

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Seed dispersal differences and determinants of ranges of narrow endemic and widespread eastern North American trilliums, Chelsea Nicole Miller

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An Analysis of Post-Secondary Mathematics Instructors, Jimmy Edward Miller Jr.

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Journey to Academic Leadership: Experiences of Women Business Deans, Tara Jeanette Mohrfeld

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Electron Beam Heating Effects During 3D Nanoprinting Using Focused Electron Beam Induced Deposition, Eva Mumbua Mutunga

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Genetic Variation for Biomass Yield and Identification of Genomic Regions Associated with Regrowth Vigor and Salinity Tolerance in Lowland Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), Santosh Nayak

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From Native Ground to Underground: Political & Rival Cultural Landscapes at the Arkansas Post, 1686-1850, Tessa Annette Neblett Evans

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Bioregional Ethics in the Literature of the United States: A Literary Survey of Four Major United States Bioregions, John Campbell Nichols

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Women, War and Home in Contemporary American Drama, Coralyn Foults Nottingham

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Structure and Hydrogen Dynamics of Alkaline Earth Metal Hydrides Investigated with Neutron Scattering, Eric Christopher Novak

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Spatiotemporal Patterns and Burden of Myocardial Infarction in Florida, Evah Odoi

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Group Threat and Racial Disparities in Police-Caused Killings, Ruben A. Ortiz

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Tuning Photocurrent Responses from Photosystem I via Microenvironment Alterations: Effect of Plasmonic Electric Fields and Membrane Confinements, Ravi Pamu

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Data-Driven Modeling of the Heroin and Fentanyl Epidemic and the Harvesting of Trees in West Africa, Tricia Marie Phillips

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Teacher and Preacher: Alan of Lille and Scholastic Theology in Paris and Occitania, Brittany Elizabeth Poe

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Development, Evaluation, and Application of a Gas Chromatography – Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization Interface for Orbitrap Mass Spectrometers, Joshua Bryant Powers

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A New Approach for High Performing Electromaterial Synthesis: Solution for Rechargeable Battery Problems, Bishnu Prasad Thapaliya

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Helium Line Emission Spectroscopy in the Prototype Material Plasma Exposure eXperiment for Evaluation of Electron Temperature and Density, Holly Beth Ray

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Exploring Links Among Early Adversity, Temperament, and Social Relationships, Lucia Miranda Reyes

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Raman Spectroscopy Substrate Optimization and Method Development for the Detection and Analysis of Cyclic Organic Molecules and Materials, Terence J. Riffey-Moore

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Osseointegration of Complex Scaffolds, Rebecca Elaine Rifkin

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The Lived Experience of Adolescents Who Provide Support to Friends with Anxiety, Depression or Suicidal Ideation, Ashley Roach

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Book Choice of Emergent Readers: Impacts of Policy and Pedagogy, Amber Malaine Rountree

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Uncovering Process Challenges and Performance Differences for Complex Substrate Utilization in Microbial Electrolysis Cells, Scott Jason Satinover

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Effects of the Nab Spectrometer on the Measurement of the Electron-Antineutrino Correlation Parameter a., Elizabeth Mae Scott

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Mathematical Analysis of a Nonlocal System of Equations Arising in Peridynamics, James Scott

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Visualization of Structural Changes in Thermochemically Pretreated Plant Cell Wall Polymers, Riddhi Shah

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The Role of the Academic Dean in Higher Education in the United States, Jason Daniel Smethers

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Digitally Mediated Marketing Relationships, Leah Malyn Smith

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"For God's Sake, FIGHT": Carnal Ethnography, Christian Mixed Martial Arts, and a Military Definition of Reality, Zachary Taylor Smith

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Advanced Statistical Methods for Atomic-Level Quantification of Multi-Component Alloys, Adam Spannaus

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Readers and Science Comics: A Mixed Methods Investigation on Process, Kelsey Kaylene Spurgin

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Toward More Predictive Models by Leveraging Multimodal Data, Sudarshan Srinivasan

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Exploring Uranium Hexafluoride Material Distributions in 30B Cylinders with Center of Gravity Measurements, Scott Stewart

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Digital Edition of the Luzero de la vida christiana by el ilustrísimo maestro Pedro Ximénez de Préxamo, Matthew Stephen Stuckwisch

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Development of Large-Scale Models and HVDC Control Strategies to Improve Resiliency of North American Power System, Lakshmi Sundaresh