Doctoral Dissertations

 

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Dissertations from 2020

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Nonhuman Agency in Speculative Ecofiction, Melinda Backer

Dissertations from 2019

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Molecular and Functional Characterization of Key Staphylococcus pseudintermedius Virulence Proteins: Paving the Way for Vaccine Development, Mohamed Abouelkhair

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Teaching Trauma Theory and Practice to Master’s Level Counselors-in-Training: A Multiple Case Study, Charmayne Adams

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PREDICTORS OF HEALTH CARE ACCESS AMONG FOREIGN-BORN ADULTS IN THE U.S.: IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE, Shade F. Adigun

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The Terrorism Trap: The Hidden Impact of America's War on Terror, John Akins

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A Flexible Packing Optimization Approach to Improve Product Quality and Worker Training, Roshanak Akram

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ENGLISH WRITING ANXIETY IN SAUDI UNDERGRADUATE FEMALE STUDENTS, Raja Altukruni

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Device Modeling and Circuit Design of Neuromorphic Memory Structures, Sherif Amer

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Methods of Disambiguating and De-anonymizing Authorship in Large Scale Operational Data, Sadika Amreen

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The Influence of Metabolic State on Targeted Drug Delivery, Biodistribution and Efficacy of Nanoparticles, Uchechukwu Chamberlin Anozie

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Electrochemical Engineering of All-Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries for Reduced Ionic and Water Crossover via Experimental Diagnostics and Multiscale Modeling, Yasser Ashraf Gandomi

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Custom-engineered micro-habitats for characterizing rhizosphere interactions, Jayde Aufrecht

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Conformational Sub-states and Dynamics in Human Ribonuclease Family, Khushboo Bafna

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Mechanochemical and Combustion Syntheses of Cerium-Doped Lutetium Oxyorthosilicate Powders and Preliminary Studies into the Syntheses of Optically-Active Beta-Germanium(IV) Oxide and Alpha-Quartz Nanoparticles, Melissa Nicole Bailey

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Action as Essential Metaphysical Dependence, Jordan Timothy Baker

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Microbial Degradation and Ecological Impacts of Biodegradable Plastic Mulch Films in Agricultural Soils, Sreejata Bandopadhyay

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Essays in Open Economy Macroeconomics, Marcus Bansah

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Medium Mass Nuclei Using Pionless Effective Field Theory in Harmonic Oscillator Basis, Aaina Bansal

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Optimizing Urban Infrastructure Resilience Under Precipitation and Population Growth Uncertainties, Masoud Barah

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Improving water use efficiency of containerized crops using biochar and precision irrigation scheduling, Nastaran Basiri Jahromi

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Effects of Anharmonicity on Vibrational Frequencies and Molar Absorptivities of Triplet-HON, Andrea Nicole Becker

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AN EXAMINATION OF METHODS TO DETERMINE THE FLAMMABILITY CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTRICAL CABLES EXPOSED TO EXTENDED PERIODS OF RADIATION IN NUCLEAR FACILITIES, Justin Thomas Beeler

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Interaction-Induced Dipole Moments of Carbon Dioxide, Randi Lynn Beil

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Investigation of Refractory Carbide Behavior in Flowing Hydrogen at Very High Temperatures Relevant for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Applications, Kelsa M. Benensky

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An Energy Based Blending of Classical Elasticity and Peridynamics, Kileen A. Berry

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Intra-action Among Young Adult Literature, Fans, and Fanfiction, Michelle Brooke Bianchi-Pennington

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Factors related to medication adherence and viral variability in HIV+ individuals, Shannon Bierma

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Defeating Bullying Victimization: The Relationship Between Extracurricular Involvement and Bullying Among Students with Disabilities, Kaycee Lynn Bills

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The effects of halving lost and wasted food on food security, water, land and fertilizer resources - A quantitative comparison between developed and less developed regions, Eric Bisangwa

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Perceived Preparedness for Counseling Grieving Clients Resulting from a Death: A Content Analysis of Professional Counselors’ Experiences, Jillian Mei-Li Blueford

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Macroevolutionary Consequences of Trophic Specialization, Samuel Robert Borstein

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The Dual Nature of Gratitude: Understanding Gratitude as Both a Virtue and a Duty, Mary Helen Brickhouse

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Nanobrazing of Inconel 718 and Ti-6Al-4V, Denzel Bridges

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Principal/Instructional Leader Support for Teachers Through Mastery Experiences: A Mixed Methods Study of Teacher Self-Efficacy, Larry S. Calahan

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Mechanisms of methanogenic microbial community assembly: dissecting anaerobic digester as a model, Liu Cao

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Role of Polymer and Nanoparticle Properties on the Dynamics and Local Structure of Polymer Nanocomposites, Robert Carroll

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Towards high-throughput analysis of biomolecules using LED-induced fluorescence and zone-electrophoresis based methods, Laura Dawn Casto

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Steps toward cell-like systems: spatio-temporal control of shared molecular resources for cell-free gene expression, Patrick Michael Caveney

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Design of a CMOS-Memristive Mixed-Signal Neuromorphic System with Energy and Area Efficiency in System Level Applications, Gangotree Chakma

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Informal Learning Opportunities and STEM Teacher Identity Development, Karen Cheng

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Essays on Decision-Making in Buyer-Supplier Exchanges in Normal and Disrupted Modes, Li Cheng

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Microstructural Characterization and Mechanical Behaviors of High Entropy Alloys at Room and Elevated-Temperatures, Shuying Chen

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Removing the Mask: Regulation of Cell Wall β (1,3)-Glucan Unmasking in Candida albicans, Tian Chen

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Visual Sensing and Defect Detection of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Zongyao Chen

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Living life on the edge: The role of introduction and range expansion in shaping behavior of a non-native spider, Angela Chuang

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SPACES AND PLACES OF LOWCOUNTRY GEORGIA PLANTATIONS: A CASE STUDY OF WATTLE AND TABBY DAUB SLAVE CABINS ON SAPELO ISLAND, GEORGIA, Lindsey Elizabeth Cochran

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Praying Naked, Katherine Mary Condon

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Auditor Resource Constraints and the Determinants of Client-Continuance Decisions, Jerome Darren Conley Jr

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Liminality and Confinement in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Gothic Literature, Staci Poston Conner

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Expanding the omics repertoire for model studies on a Chlorella-infecting giant virus, Samantha Coy

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Investigating the microbial “dark matter” of the human oral microbiome using cultivation-dependent and –independent approaches, Karissa Cross

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Slow Violence and Movement Resistance by the Gas Peddit in Neoliberal India, Nikhil Deb

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“IF YOU COULD BALL YOU WERE ON THE COURT”: RACE, TEAM, AND CULTURE IN HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL, Alexander Deeb

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“Why I Press Play:” A Phenomenological Study of Teachers Using Film for Literacy in Appalachian Schools, Jason DeHart

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Optimal Control Strategies in Ecosystem-Based Fishery Models, Mahir Demir

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Solvent Extraction of Yttrium: Modeling the Rate Coefficient, Loading Ratio and Stoichiometric Ratio, David DeSimone

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Single Crystal to Polycrystal Neutron Simulation, Luc Dessieux

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Development of a Three-Dimensional Trap for Single-Molecule Studies with a Four-Focus Confocal Fluorescence Microscope, Kapila Deshappriya Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage

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“Our Bodies and Our Lands Are Not for Sale:” A Comparative Analysis of Law, Transnational Allyship, and Development-Related Violence, Elizabeth Echeverry

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Patterns of Skeletal DNA Preservation and the Influence of Post-mortem Microbial Communities, Alexandra Emmons

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Identifying key markers of visual short-term memory: How looking dynamics and physiology can inform our interpretation of change detection, Bret Eschman

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Benevolent Patriarchs: Gender and Charity in Colonial America, Elizabeth Blevins Eubanks

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On the Intersection of Communication and Machine Learning, Yawen Fan

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Against Melancholic Pleasure: Care and Affect in Twentieth-Century Southern Literature, Jill Fennell

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Understanding Population Variability in Age-at-Death Estimation for Modern Populations in Mexico and Puerto Rico Through the Use of 3D Laser Scans of the Pubic Symphysis, Cristina Figueroa Soto

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Utilization of Organic Synthesis and Spectroscopy in the Investigation of Biological Systems, Alexander Ryan Fisch

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The Development of a Dual-ligand PEGylated Liposome Nanotechnology for Cell-selective Targeted Vascular Gene Therapy, Richard Kern Fisher III

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Societal Default Identities and Dehumanization of Outgroup Members, Elizabeth Fles

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Development and Validation of the Social Justice Behavior Scale, Lee D. Flood

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Two Essays on Short Sellers, Corbin Allen Fox

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Two Applications of Mathematical Modeling: Control Mechanisms of Heart Rate Variability and Contribution of Environmental Pathways in Disease Transmission, Lindsey Fox

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Investigation of Powder Recyclability and Liquid-Solid-Gas Interactions during Powder Bed Selective Laser Melting of Stainless Steel 316L, Daniel Walter Galicki

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Anti-predator behavior in Neotropical bats, Melquisedec Gamba-Rios

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Asymptotics for Brownian motion in Poisson potential with Riesz kernel and in time-independent Gaussian rough noise, Bo Gao

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Assessing the Vulnerability of the Human and Natural Systems and Prioritizing Alternatives to Reduce Vulnerability at Mt. Kasigau, Kenya., Njoroge Ikonye Gathongo

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Novel wet laid nonwoven carbon fiber mats and their composites, Hicham Kheir Ghossein

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APPLICATIONS OF CHEMICAL METHODOLOGY IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, SYSTEMS BIOLOGY, AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CHEMICAL EDUCATION, Caleb Michael Gibson

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The Development and Validation of the Emporium Model Motivation Scale (EMMS), Terry O. Gibson Jr.

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Development of a Scale Designed to Measure Interest in Verbal and Written Expression, Jared Ian Goldman

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In a Collective Voice: Uncovering the Black Feminist Information Community of Activist-Mothers in Chicago Public Housing, 1955-1970, LaVerne Gray

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Electric Co-operatives as Rural Retail Broadband Network Providers: Opportunities and Challenges, Jamie Alexander Greig

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Coarse Proximity, Proximity at Infinity, and Coarse Structures, Pawel Grzegrzolka

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Determination of the Yield Stress of Borosilicate Glasses by Means of Spherical Nanoindentation, Benjamin Hackett

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Toward a New Paradigm for Risk-Based Radiation Policymaking, Thomas William Hansen

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The Response of Ti3SiC2 MAX Phase to Ion Energy Dissipation During Energetic Irradiations at Different Temperatures, William Alexander Hanson

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Quantitative Sequestration of Anthropogenic Pollutants by Marine Microalgae, Mohammed Fahad Hasan

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A Mixed-Methods Approach to Assessing Factors Contributing to Heat Exposure at the Neighborhood- and Individual-Levels in Knoxville, Tennessee, Alisa Lynn Hass

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Numerical Methods for Radiative Transport Equations, Vincent Heningburg

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“Behaviors of Employees in the Frontlines: Implications for Customer-Based Strategy”, Adam Mark Hepworth

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Alabama's Public Wilderness: Reconstruction, Natural Resources, and the End of the Southern Commons, 1866-1905, Joshua Stephen Hodge

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Oxidative and Adsorbent Impacts on Selenide Based Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, Anna Hoffman

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Effects of ASL Rhyme and Rhythm on Deaf Children’s Engagement Behavior and Accuracy in Recitation, Leala K. Holcomb

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Simulations of Unsteady Shocks via a Finite-Element Solver with High-Order Spatial and Temporal Accuracy, Kevin Raymond Holst

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VaaS: Visualization as a Service, Alok Hota

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"Regarding themselves as permanently settled": An Ethnohistory of Cherokee Hyper-Displacement, Tyler B. Howe

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Vibrational properties of molecule-based multiferroics and quantum magnets across quantum phase transitions, Kendall Hughey

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How Brand Empowerment Strategies Affect Consumer Behavior: From A Psychological Ownership Perspective, Songyee Hur

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Structural modifications and their effects on the catalytic behavior of metal surfaces and organometallic complexes: Theoretical studies of oxygen adsorption on silver surfaces and aziridination catalysis by iron-tetracarbene complexes, Sara Beth Isbill

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The Design of an Imager to Safeguard Spent Fuel Using Passive Fast Neutron Emission Tomography, Anagha Srikanth Iyengar

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Paving New Roads for CMV Research with Chemokines and Peptides, Joseph Wilson Jackson