Doctoral Dissertations

 

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Dissertations from 2021

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Search for New Physics in Rare Higgs Boson Decays with the CMS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider, Himal Acharya

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Role of Human Factors, Driving Instability, and Roadway Environment in Safety Critical Events: Safe System Approach, Numan Ahmad

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The Auditor’s Application of Professional Judgment: Evidence from M&A-related Critical Audit Matters, Xi Ai

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Impact and Application of Real-Time Control on Stormwater Systems, Aaron A. Akin

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Reducing Youths Unemployment In Nigeria: The Development of A Technical And Vocational Education And Training Survey Instrument, Omotola Olabisi Akinsola

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Dynamics Of Hematology, Immunology, And Nasopharyngeal Microbiome Related To Naturally Occurring Bovine Respiratory Disease In Commercial Stocker Cattle, Mst Afroza Akter

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The Development of Teacher Identity in Counselor Education Doctoral Students, Wesley Allen

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Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Sustainable Food Systems Curriculum for College Students, Chelsea Lessard Allison

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Neutron Star Structure from Electromagnetic and Gravitational Wave Observations, Mohammad Al-mamun

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Novel Insights into The Role of Pyruvate Kinase M2 in Podocyte Homeostasis and Function, Mohammed Alquraishi

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Wide Area Damping Control to Improve Transient Stability and Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) Implementation, Ibrahim Abdullah Altarjami

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INNOVATIONS IN ALIGNED AND OVERMOLDED LONG FIBER THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES, Shailesh P. Alwekar

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Development and Validation of the Scale of Emotional Functioning: Educators (SEF:ED), Lezli Suzanne Anderson

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Investigation of Interactions between 1,3 Dialkyl Imidazolium Ionic Liquids and Lignocellulosic Polymers, Aparna Annamraju

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The Role of Premorbid Adjustment in Predicting Post-Illness Psychosocial Functioning in the Early Stages of Psychosis, Stephanie Kristan Armstrong

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The Impact of CEO Compensation Incentives on Financial Reporting Choices: Evidence from Potential Ghost Revenues Created in Mergers and Acquisitions, Jason A. Ashby

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The Effects of an Interdependent Group Contingency on Student Writing, Madeline B. Auge

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School Counselors’ Lived Experiences in Supervision, Leigh Bagwell

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Effect of administering student evaluations of teaching after final exams in veterinary medical schools, Misty Renee Bailey

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Towards Neutron Transformation Searches, Joshua L. Barrow

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Utility Scale Building Energy Modeling and Climate Impacts, Brett C. Bass

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Improving Reinforcement Learning Techniques for Medical Decision Making, Matthew Baucum

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Geographic patterns of genetic diversity under climate change: linking genes and ecosystems, Shannon L. Bayliss

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Impurity Production and Transport in the Prototype Material Plasma Exposure eXperiment, Clyde J. Beers

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Three Essays in Public Economics, Cora Elizabeth Bennett

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Epigenetic mechanisms governing plant growth, development, and responses to nematode parasitism, Meredith M. Bennett

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Optimal Communication Structures for Concurrent Computing, Andrii Berdnikov

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The effects of urbanization on the avian gut microbiome, Mae Berlow

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(Dis)contentment with the International System: The Relationship between Territorial Dispute Settlement Attempts and UNGA Voting, Erik C. Beuck

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Models, Theoretical Properties, and Solution Approaches for Stochastic Programming with Endogenous Uncertainty, Tanveer Hossain Bhuiyan

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Controls and Concepts of Operation for Load Balancing with IPWRs in a High Renewables Penetration Grid, Richard J. Bisson

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Studies of Creep Damage in the Heat-Affected Zone of 9Cr-1Mo-VNb Steel Weldments, John William Bohling

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Optically Active Rare-Earth Doped Films Synthesized by Pulsed Laser Deposition for Biomedical Applications, Charles William Bond

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Stretching the applications of biomass: Development of lignin based thermoplastic elastomers and composite materials, Anthony Stephen Bova

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Preserving the native environment of photosystem I within styrene maleic acid lipid particles (SMALPs) for applications in biohybrid solar devices., Nathan G. Brady

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The Lived Experiences of Black Women Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty in Business Schools at Predominantly White Institutions, Janice Branch Hall

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Extending a Conceptual Model of Alcohol-Related Violence to Cyber Dating Violence Using a Daily Diary Design with College Students, Meagan Jacquelyn Brem

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Extending a Conceptual Model of Alcohol-Related Violence to Cyber Dating Violence Using a Daily Diary Design with College Students, Meagan Jacquelyn Brem

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Capabilities of a Closely-Packed, Wearable Radiation Detector Array: Source Localization, Directionality, and Multi-Modal Data Fusion, Carl Glenn Britt

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The Issues Management Process in Nonprofit Organizations, Andrew B. Brown

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The Inner Tragic of the Sturm und Drang and its Dramatic Trilogy: Lenz’s Die Soldaten, Schiller’s Die Räuber, and Goethe’s Faust I, Charles Brown

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PRODUCTION AND ADSORPTION OF VOLATILE TELLURIUM HEXAFLUORIDE, Stephanie H. Bruffey

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A Narrative Inquiry on Experiences of Title IX Coordinators in the Southeastern Conference, Laura Bryant

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Addressing the Inconsistencies in Counselor Skill Development and Measurement Through Deliberate Practice and Assessment Tools, Zach Budesa

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Production of Protactinium-229 via Deuteron Irradiation of Thorium-232, Naser Burahmah

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Hazardous Weather and Human Response in the Southeastern United States, Daniel Burow

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The Perceived English Writing Needs of Non-Primary English International Doctoral Students at R1 Universities Across the United States, Brenna M. Butler

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Determining the Ecological and Physiological Factors Contributing to the Competitive Success of Prochlorococcus in the Oligotrophic Ocean, Benjamin C. Calfee

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Audiovisual speech processing: Implications for speech perception and language development, Ryan Andrew Cannistraci

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Depressive symptoms in adulthood: United States military service as a positive experience for early entrants, Amanda J. Casteel

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Roughening interfaces in spatial population dynamics, Clarisa E. Castillo

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Investigation of Smartphone Protective Glasses for Use in Emergency Dosimetry, Joshua R. Chandler

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Development of Data Science Tools for Part Qualification in Additive Manufacturing, Sujana Chandrasekar

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Three Essays on Applied Microeconomics, Eunsik Chang

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Cultural Influences Related to Childhood Obesity in Burmese Children and Adolescents in the Southeast United States, Rebecca Elizabeth Chatham

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Porous Food Microparticles as Carriers of Lipophilic Bioactive Compounds to Improve Functionalities, Inseob Choi

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Essays on Size Asymmetry in Supply Chain Disruptions, Yu Chu

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Using applied field, pressure, and light to control magnetic states of materials, Amanda J. Clune

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Modeling and Control of a 7-Level Switched Capacitor Rectifier for Wireless Power Transfer Systems, Spencer Cochran

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A Three Study Investigation of Promise Programs in Tennessee: Enrollment Responses, Experiences, and Unmet Needs, Gresham D. Collom

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Total Internal Reflection: Applications in Nonlinear Microscopy and Fluorescence Anisotropy, Brandon Colon

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Improved Architectures for Secure Intra-process Isolation, Richard J. Connor III

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Applications of Optimization in Runner and Mosquito Models, Cameron Christian Cook

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THE EFFECTS OF HIGH TEMPERATURES ON MATING COMMUNICATION IN SONGBIRDS, Casey Marie Coomes

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Social Context Influences on Behavior of Carolina Chickadees, Brittany A. Coppinger

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BENEVOLENT PATRIOTS? Public Service Motivation Theory in a Military-Veteran Context, Jesse R. Cragwall

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Fine tuning RhII complexes with tethered, axial coordination: structural studies and application to diazo-mediated cyclopropanation reactions, Derek Cressy

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Nuclear Fuel Materials under Extremes: Redox Behavior and Resulting Defect Structure, William Cureton

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Characterization and Benchmarking of Quantum Computers, Megan L. Dahlhauser

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Evaluation as a Tool for Enhancing the Quality of Sexual Violence Prevention Programs, Aubrey R. Dalana

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The Neighborhood Girls, Allison C. Davis

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Neutron and Photon Imaging Capabilities of Bismuth-loaded Plastic, Andrew W. Decker

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Numerical Studies of Superconductivity and Charge-Density-Waves: Progress on the 2D Holstein Model and a Superconductor-Metal Bilayer, Philip M. Dee

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ERECTA Family Genes Regulate the Shoot Apical Meristem and Organ Formation, Daniel A. DeGennaro

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Fabrication of Specialized Scintillators for Nuclear Security Applications, Cordell James Delzer

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Horizontal Cultural Inequalities, Grievances, and Civil Conflict: Ethnonationalist Mobilization in Reaction to Assimilationist Educational Language Policies, Burak Demir

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Using a Cognitive Behavioral Approach in Individual Counseling with Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery, Nina Marie DiTommaso

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Development of Catalysts for the Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters and the Coordination-Insertion Polymerization of Olefins, Alicia Doerr

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Automated Warehouse Systems: A Guideline for Future Research, Wenquan Dong

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Response of soil viral and microbial functional diversity to long-term agricultural management in Jackson, West Tennessee, Ning Duan

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Arrangements, Lance R Dyzak

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Academic Diversity Officers’ Collaboration Capacity: A Case Study on Staff Needs in Higher Education, Erica L. Echols

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Microscopic and Image Processing Characterization of Aggregates to Predict ASR Expansion Potential of Concrete, Ammar Elfatih Abdelssamd Elhassan

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DEACCESSIONING RELATIONSHIPS: THE ROLE OF ACADEMIC MUSEUMS IN MODERN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, Jeffrey Martin Elliott

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Experimental and computational study of determining mass transport parameters in vanadium redox flow batteries, Tugrul Y. Ertugrul

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Cover, Copy, and Compare: An Effective Strategy for ASL Acquisition for Students with Dyslexia?, Sara Evans

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A Critique of John McDowell's Theory of Moral Perception, Edward Ray Falls

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Engineered switch protein inspired by novel protein affinity transition mode, Liang Fang

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Spectroscopic properties of ferroic superlattices, Shiyu Fan

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Sustainable underground reactive barrier to attenuate contaminants from agricultural drainage, Yuchuan Fan

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Evaluating the Impact of Brief Electronic Professional Development on Emotional Intelligence and Burnout Among In-Service Educators, Michelle Fast

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Regulation of plasmodesmata by specialized metabolites glucosinolates in Arabidopsis thaliana, Jessica C. Fernandez