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Dissertations from 2017

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Understanding Process-Structure Relationship For Site-Specific Microstructure Control in Electron Beam Powder Bed Additive Manufacturing Process Using Numerical Modeling, Narendran Raghavan

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Direct-to-Physician Advertising, Depression, and the Advertised Female Patient, Alicia Burnett Ransom

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Evaluation of Off-Type Grasses in Interspecific Hybrid Bermudagrass [Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. x C. transvaalensis Burtt-Davy] Putting Greens, Eric Hall Reasor

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Noncontact Vital Signs Detection, Lingyun Ren

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Privileged Killers, Privileged Deaths: German Culture and Aviation in the First World War: 1909-1925, Robert William Rennie

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Development and Characterization of a Plate Fuel Hotspot Model in COMSOL, Michael Joseph Richards

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Design and Synthesis of Analogs of myo-Inositol, Serine, and Cysteine to Enable Chemical Biology Studies, Tanei J. Ricks

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Measurement of the Prompt J/Psi Pair Production Cross Section in pp Collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV with CMS, Grant Valentine Riley

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Modeling the evolution of visual sexual signaling, receptivity, and sexual signal reliability among female primates, Kelly Anne Rooker

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Description and Practical Application of the Physiologic Distribution of 3’-Deoxy-3’-[18F]Fluorothymidine in Companion Animals, Joshua Alan Rowe

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Control Oriented Nonlinear Model Reduction for Distributed Parameter Systems, Samir Sahyoun

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Evaluation of Inveon Pre-Clinical Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanner Geant4 Application for Tomographic Imaging (GATE) Model for Multi-Positron Emission Particle Tracking (M-PEPT), Roque Antonio Santos Torres

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Transmission pattern of major clonal lineages of Toxoplasma gondii, Pooja Saraf

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An Exploration of the Effects of Taphonomy on Isotope Ratios of Human Hair, Tiffany Bivens Saul

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Secondary Teachers’ Perspectives on Response to Intervention: A National Study, Rachelle Sarah Savitz

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Improvements to the Predictive Capability of FCM Fuel Performance Modeling, Daniel Philip Schappel

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DYNAMIC SIMULATION AND ANALYSIS OF GAIT MODIFICATION FOR TREATING KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS, Taylor Elyse Schlotman

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Supply Chain-Driven Innovation: The Influence of Supply Chain Resource Orchestration on Organizational Performance, Ulrich Schmelzle

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Measurement of Heavy Flavor Yield and Azimuthal Anisotropy at Forward Angles in Cu + Au Collisions at a Center-of-Mass Collision Energy Per Nucleon of 200 GeV, Brandon Kyle Schmoll

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Numerical Methods for Non-divergence Form Second Order Linear Elliptic Partial Differential Equations and Discontinuous Ritz Methods for Problems from the Calculus of Variations, Stefan Raymond Schnake

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Comparing Group Contingencies: An Investigation of the Role of Group Size in a First-Grade Classroom, Katelyn Crabtree Scott

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Production of electrons from heavy flavor decays in proton-lead collisions measured with ALICE at the LHC, Rebecca Michelle Scott

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An Examination of Music Majors' Perceived Barriers to Complying with an Exercise Program, Matthew William Seitz

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A Study of Lignin and Lignin Models in Chemical and Electrochemical Systems, Luke Thomas Servedio

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The Homology and Phylogeny of the Diploporita (Blastozoa: Echinodermata), Sarah Lynne Sheffield

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An Exploration of US NCAA Division I (DI) Female Soccer Players’ Perceptions Regarding Morality in Sport, Terilyn Chiemi Shigeno

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Genetic analysis of field populations of the plant pathogens Cercospora sojina, Corynespora cassiicola and Phytophthora colocasiae, Sandesh Kumar Shrestha

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Identifying genome associations with unique mastitis phenotypes in response to intramammary Streptococcus uberis challenge, Lydia Jean Siebert

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A Framework for Reconciling Expert Opinions and Empirical Data for Hydropower Asset Management Decision-Making, Stephen Robert Signore

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Generalizations of Coarse Properties in Large Scale Spaces, Kevin Michael Sinclair

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Framing Science on Social Media to Raise Public Awareness of Space Exploration: A Content Analysis of NASA Mars Mission Videos and Public Responses on YouTube, Priyanki Sinha

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Local Moments and Itinerant Electrons: Gaining New Insights through Investigating Electronic and Dynamical Properties, Nicholas Steven Sirica

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The Lived Experiences of Position Specialists in a Team Sport Environment, Allison Brooke Smith

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Implicit Taxes in Imperfect Markets, Hannah Elizabeth Smith

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Adorned Identities: An Archaeological Perspective on Race and Self-Presentation in 18th-Century Virginia, Johanna Hope Smith

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Translating Chopin's Parrot: Local Color Louisiana and the Limits of Literary Interpretation, 1865-1914, Matthew Paul Smith

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Success of Twice-Exceptional College Students Screened by ACT versus SAT Scores and Major Declaration in Line with Academic Strength, Kelly Harrington Smyth

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Transition to Electric Vehicles In the California Automobile Industry, Jinglu Song

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MODELING THE CONSUMER ACCEPTANCE OF RETAIL SERVICE ROBOTS, So Young Song

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Laboratory Investigation and Discrete Element Analysis in Open-graded Friction Course and Railway Crosstie-ballast Interaction, Weimin Song

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Capitals of Punk: Paris, DC, and the Circulation of Urban Counternarratives, Tyler William Sonnichsen

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Exploring Workplace Connections of Employees with Multiple Role Expectations: Accommodating Communication Behaviors of Hospital Chaplains, Stephen Spates

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Advanced Focused Beam-Induced Processing for Nanoscale Synthesis and 2D Materials Device Architectures, Michael Garrison Stanford

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Lords of Retinue: Middle English Romance and Noblemen in Need, James Trevor Stewart

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The Impact of Non-cognitive Factors on First-Year College GPA for University-eligible Students from Low-performing High Schools, Eric Michael Stokes

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Examining the Sense of Belonging of First-Generation Students and their College Persistence: An Exploratory Interview Study, Jamia Wiley Stokes

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Prediction of Host-Microbe Interactions from Community High-Throughput Sequencing Data, Joshua Michael Stough

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Thermodynamic Characterization and Isothermal Separability of Heavy Fission Product Chelates for Post-Detonation Nuclear Forensic Analysis, Steven Adam Stratz

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Hostility after Social Rejection and Borderline Features: The Influence of Rejection Sensitivity in Parents and their Young Adult Offspring, Jennifer Marie Strimpfel

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Feasibility, and Resiliency, and Economic Impacts of Energy Storage in Urban Water Systems: Case Study of Cleveland, Tennessee, Susanna Hannah Sutherland

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Learning Multimodal Structures in Computer Vision, Ali Taalimi

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Remote Neutron Spectroscopy on Mars, Christopher Gayle Tate

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The Effect of Adolescent-Parent Congruence on the College-Decision Making Process of Rural Appalachian Youth, Anna Lora Taylor

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"What does sexual harassment education have to do with sport management courses?": An analysis of sexual harassment and sexual assault education in sport management curriculum, Elizabeth Ann Taylor

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Expanding Secondary Science Teachers' Instructional Practice to Include English Learners through Professional Learning Communities, Betty R. Thomason

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Targeting Difficult Multiplication Problems: Increasing Multiplication Fact Fluency Through a Learning Trials Intervention, Kelly McCullough Thompson

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Musculoskeletal Loads during Stationary Cycling and the Effects of Pedal Modifications for Knee Osteoarthritis, Rachel Lynn Thompson

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Infant Locomotor Skill Development in the Context of Mother-Infant Interactions, Sabrina Lynn Thurman

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Three Essays in Forest Resource Management: Landowners’ Considerations in Ecosystem Services, Forest Certification, and Timber Supply, Nana Tian

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A Wide-area Analysis of Shifts in Electric Power System Generation Profiles and High-impact Event Scenarios, Micah Joel Till

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The Net Generation at Work: Younger Employees’ Understanding of Productive/ Counter-productive Information across Communication Channels, Whitney Lauren Tipton

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Dependence structures in Lévy-type Markov processes, Eddie Brendan Tu

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Can Text Analysis of TAT Protocols Differentiate Patients Operating at Neurotic, Borderline, and Psychotic Levels of Personality Organization?, Paul H. Tullis

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Extending Research on the Comparative Efficacy of Computer Flashcard Reading Interventions in Elementary-School Students with Intellectual Disability, Samantha Sue Turnbull

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Response of Glyphosate Resistant Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) to Protoporphyrinogen Oxidase Inhibiting Herbicides in Tennessee, Alinna Marie Umphres

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A Model for Sustaining New Technology Based on Government Incentives, Girish Upreti

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Influence of Patient Satisfaction of Total Knee Replacement Patients on Stair Negotiation and Walking Biomechanics, Strength, and Balance, Kevin Alan Valenzuela

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ECOLOGICAL AND EVOLUTIONARY DYNAMICS OF PLANT-SOIL FEEDBACKS: INFLUENCES ON EVOLUTION AND RANGE DYNAMICS, Michael E. Van Nuland

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"There’s Nothing Standardized About Being Human": The Impact of Education Policy Reform on Experienced English Teachers in a Rural High School, Allison Leigh-Ann Varnes

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Computational Imaging Approach to Recovery of Target Coordinates Using Orbital Sensor Data, Michael D. Vaughan

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A Deep Breathing Intervention for Stress Reduction in 5-Year-Old Children, Tara Jean Veerman

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Model for Prioritization of High Variation Elements in Discrete Production Systems, Bharadwaj Venkatesan

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Characterization and manipulation of lipid self-assembly to construct stable, portable synthetic lipid bilayers, Guru Anand Venkatesan

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Improving Predictive Capabilities of Classical Cascade Theory for Nonproliferation Analysis, David Allen Vermillion

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Self-control effect during a reduction of feedback availability, Aaron Dean von Lindern

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Habitat and Population Assessments of the Lake Sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens Reintroduced to the Upper Tennessee River, Daniel James Walker

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Low-Order Multiphysics Coupling Techniques for Nuclear Reactor Applications, Erik Daniel Walker

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Utilizing Nanostructures and Nano-Mechanics for Sensitive Analyte Detection via Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) and Micro-Cantilever Sensing Platforms, Ryan Andrew Wallace

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A SITUATED PERSPECTIVE OF RURAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHERS’ PLANNING PRACTICES, Ashley Paige Walther

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Nonlinear Oscillation Analysis and Modal Decoupling for Power Systems, Bin Wang

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Experiment and simulation of single-molecule recycling, Bo Wang

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ROUSSEAU’S CONCEPT OF AMOUR-PROPRE IN RAWLS, Xinghua Wang

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THREE ESSAYS OF NEGATIVE SOCIAL EVALUATIONS AND IMPRESSION MANAGEMENT IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA ERA, Xinran Wang

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The Use of ELL Specific Assessment Accommodations: A Comparative Case Study of Classroom Practices, Natalia Yeremina Ward

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A Phenomenological Study of Adolescent Pregnancy Loss, Jenny Stout Webb

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Various Topics on Graphical Structures Placed on Commutative Rings, Darrin Weber

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Conservation Biology of Bats: Invasive Threats, Research Effort, and Extinction Risk, Jessica Nicole Welch

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Discovering the Impact of Diet, Genetic, and Sex Effects on Adipose, Skeletal Muscle, and Liver Metabolomes in Mice Using Untargeted Liquid-Chromatography Mass-Spectrometry, Ann Elizabeth Wells

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Integrating Disparate Nuclear Data Sources for Improved Predictive Maintenance Modeling: Maintenance-Based Prognostics for Long-Term Equipment Operation, Zachary Allen Welz

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America’s Imperfect War: The Ethics, Law, and Strategy of Drone Warfare, Treston Lashawn Wheat

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The Role of Family Endorsement in Venture Creation and Sustainability, Thomas Daniel White

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Tactics, Strategies, Spaces, and Places: The Spatial Constructions of Race and Class on Virginia Plantations, Andrew Philip Wilkins

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South African Homes: The Spatial Politics of Belonging in Post-Apartheid Novels, Heather Price Williams

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Ion Separations: Achieving Selectivity Through Rational Design in Solvent Extraction and Crystallization Systems, Neil Justin Williams

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A Contribution to the Critique of Labor Share Analyses, Shannon D. Williams

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Electrochemical Hydrogen Separation via the Solid Acid Electrolyte Cesium Dihydrogen Phosphate, David Leon Wilson

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Properties and Manipulation of Ionic Liquid-Solid Interfaces in Complex Oxide Materials, Anthony Thomas Wong

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The microbial ecology of bacterial lignocellulosic degradation in the ocean, Hannah Laing Yee Woo

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Construction and Classification Results for Commuting Squares of Finite Dimensional *-Algebras, Chase Thomas Worley

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The Effects of Racialization on European American Stress in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Kimberly T. Wren