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Dissertations from 2022

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Precambrian Molar-Tooth Structure: Unraveling the Diagenesis of Ancient Carbonates, Agustin Kriscautzky

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Optimizing Aqueous Processing of Nickel-Rich Cathode Material in Ultra-Thick Lithium-Ion Batteries, Alexander J. Kukay

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Elk Abundance, Survival, and Health in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee, Katherine Kurth

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Accurate Simulation of Reads and Improved Strategies for Abundance Estimation Supporting Reduced Representation Sequencing for Metagenomics, Ryan Kuster

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Expanding Polymer Chemical Space Utilizing Fischer Carbenes, Brown Allylations, and Electrochemistry, Breana J. Kyker

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Supporting Aspiring Counselors’ Mental Health: Exploring How Aspiring Counselors’ Trauma History Impacts Belonging, Christopher R. LaFever

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Effect of Herbicide Concentration on Atrazine, Pyroxasulfone, and Saflufenacil Dissipation Under Field and Lab Conditions, Randall Lee Landry

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Queer Embodiment(s): An Autoethnographic Study of Contemporary Poets Andrea Gibson, Buddy Wakefield, and Danez Smith, Victoria E. Lane

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Aryl Pyrazole Glucocorticoid Receptor Agonists: Probing Structure Activity Relationships in the Expanded Ligand Binding Pocket, Ashley M. Lato

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DVR-Matroids of Algebraic Extensions, Anna L. Lawson

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Functional Bottlebrush Polymer Additives for Thin Films and Coatings, Travis S. Laws

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OCCUPATIONAL MORAL STIGMA IN THE GAMBLING INDUSTRY: SCALE DEVELOPMENT, Christine Leclaire

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First Development and Demonstration of Fiber Optic Bolometer, Seungsup Lee

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Multiphysics Analyses and Experiments for Safety of Advanced Light Water Reactor Fuels, Soon K. Lee

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A Study of Readiness for Transportation Electrification and Automation Focusing on Safety and Future Adoption, Steve Lee

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Design of Polymeric Membranes for Large-Scale Energy Storage, Michelle L. Lehmann

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Chemistry and Functionality of Plant Waxes: Applications Toward Postharvest Coatings, Francisco Miguel Angel Leyva Gutierrez

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Biomass Conversion to Bio-derived Materials and Their Applications, Luna Liang

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State Technological Power and Interstate Trade Relations and Conflict, Tianjing Liao

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Design, Control, and Test of Emerging Grid-connected Converters Considering Grid Requirements, Haiguo Li

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Housing Market Conditions and Neighborhood Concentrated Disadvantage: Impacts on Crime Victimization in Knoxville, Tennessee, Jiayi Li

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Systematic Design of a 100 W 6.78 MHz Wireless Charging Station Covering Multiple Devices and a Large Charging Area, Jie Li

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An Interpretive Description of Drug Withdrawal Among Pregnant Women in Jail, Carrie N. Lingerfelt

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Defect Detection for Additive Manufacturing with Machine Learning and Markov Decision Process, Rui Li

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Oligodimethylsiloxanes with Charged Chain Ends: Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties, Tianyu Li

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Power System Simulation Using a Differential Transformation Method, Yang Liu

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Optimizing Strategic Planning With Long-term Sequential Decision Making Under Uncertainty: A Decomposition Approach, Zeyu Liu

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Task-Oriented Manipulation Planning: Teaching Robot Manipulators to Learn Trajectory Tasks, Yan Li

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Tokamak 3D Heat Load Investigations using an Integrated Simulation Framework, Thomas Looby

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Development of Stimuli-Responsive Liposomes for Drug Delivery Applications, Jinchao Lou

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Examining Perceptual and Categorical Influences on Visual Working Memory, Kara Nicole Lowery

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Mesenchymal Stem Cell Fate on Carbon-Based Biomaterials: Implications for Bone Regeneration and Repair, Amber Frances MacDonald

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Investigating Higher Education Institutions' Influence on the Everyday Information Practices of Students with Autism, Kevin Joseph Mallary

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The influence of traits on species responses to climate change: Does warming negatively impact native species more than invasive species?, Margaret Anne Mamantov

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What Am I Reading to My Students? A Critical Content Analysis of Best-Selling Latinx Children's Picture Books, Amy Maples

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Scale-Bridging Computational Modeling of Irradiation Effects in Alpha-Zirconium and its Alloys, Jose Francisco March-Rico

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A Preliminary Study of Executive Functions, Effortful Control, and Visual Planning and Organization in Neurotypical Children, Emily C. Mariotti

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An investigation of intrinsic and extrinsic factors that influence soil microbial succession during human decomposition, Allison R. Mason

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Collaboration in Transfer Student Work: A Cultural Historical Activity Theory Study at Four-Year Institutions, Jason Michael Mastrogiovanni

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Responsibility and Recovery in the Great Flood of 1910: Negotiating French Citizenship beyond Paris, Claire Mayo

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Investigating the Blending Mechanism and Strength Development of 100% Hot In-place Recycled Asphalt Mixtures, Yuetan Ma

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Toward Scalable Morphogenetic Engineering: Natural Computing in SPH Swarm Control, Allen C. McBride

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Supporting Characters: Prosthesis and Aesthetic Technologies of Disability in the Victorian Novel, Rebecca L. McCann

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Patterns of Receptivity to the Influence Tactic of Pseudo-Reasoning, Dennis Neal McCarty

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The Exploration of Small Molecules, Lanthanide Complexes, and Catalysis using Electronic Structure Theory, Dynamics, and Machine Learning, Gavin McCarver

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You Can Only Breathe Because I Let You: An Autoethnographic Study on the Role of Emotions in Transformative Learning, Adam McClain

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Peer Victimization and Internalizing Distress in Youth: The Moderating Role of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, Cara Megan King McClain

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An Investigation of the Relationship between Dyslexia Risk, the Simple View of Reading, and the Tests of Dyslexia Probability Index, Virginia Marie Jacobs McClurg

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Development and Implementation of a Novel Resonantly Ionized Photoemission Thermometry Technique for One-Dimensional Measurements, Walker B. McCord

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The Experiences of Personal or Community Garden Use in the Self-Management of Hypertension among African American Males, Carrie R. McCoy

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Native soil virus abundance, composition, and mobility under natural and managed agricultural conditions, Regan McDearis

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Experimental Chronology and Investigation of Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Nanoparticle Syntheses, Matthew McDonald

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A Narrative Case Study of the Transition to Parenthood for Jamaican Men Who Parent Their Partners’ Children, Wendy Carolyn McLean Cooke

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Trajectory Planning of Non-Gravity Aligned (NGA) segments in Arbitrary Directions for Large Scale Additive Manufacturing of Metals (LSAMM), James Logan McNeil

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Bacterial Progestin and AdipoQ Receptor (PAQR) Homologs Mediate Membrane Energetics Homeostasis, Maddison V. Melchionna

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Mining Public Opinion on COVID-19 Vaccines using Unstructured Social Media Data, Chad Aaron Melton

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"Abuse of the disabled": Analyzing Disability Representation in Young Adult Literature and Disrupting Ableism in the Literature Classroom, Caitlin Metheny

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How and When CSR Advertising Positively and Negatively Impacts Brand Attitudes, Tyler D. Milfeld

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The Impact of a Nuclear Disturbance on a Space-Based Quantum Network, Alexander Miloshevsky

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Controlling Polymer Molecular Structure and Morphology: From Illumination of Conjugated Polymers to Polymer Chain Depolymerization, Josh Moncada

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Unraveling Cyanobacterial Primary Reaction Center- Photosystem I and Enhancing Electron Transfer by Bioengineering the Photosystem I-Ferredoxin Interface, Jyotirmoy Mondal

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Fan and Fracture Formation: Morphologic and Sedimentologic Characteristics of Alluvial Fans on Earth and Mars, and Fracture Population Distributions on Europa, Claire A. Mondro

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Gendered Racism, Coping, and Traumatic Stress Among Black Women: The Moderating Role of Womanist Attitudes and the Strong Black Woman Schema, Anahvia Taiyib Moody

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Geochemical and climatic controls on the sulfur cycle in volcanic settings: Implications for the origin of sulfur-rich deposits investigated by the Spirit and Opportunity rovers on Mars, Rhianna D. Moore

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Reconciling Self-Censorship: A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of University Staff and Administrators, Leigh C. Morales

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The Use of Amicus Briefs to Influence a Supreme Court Decision: Framing Espinoza v. Montana (2020), Anita F. Morgan

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Efficient Control Approaches for Guaranteed Frequency Performance in Power Systems, Samaneh Morovati

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Psychological Determinants of Physical Activity and the Prediction of Physical Activity Levels in African American Men, Alvin L. Morton III

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Experimental approaches to evaluating silicate melt properties and trace element fractionation during crystallization at high pressures and high temperatures, Megan D. Mouser

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Mechanisms by which Xenorhabdus nematophila interacts with hosts using integrated -omics approaches, Nicholas C. Mucci

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Intervening in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nursing Shortage: Self-Efficacy, Enrollment Interventions, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)-to-PhD Experiences, Lauren R. Munoz

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Depth Estimation Using 2D RGB Images, Taher Naderi

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Possessed: New Horror Films in the Era of Neoliberalism, Bethany C. Nelson

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Exploring the Psychometrics and the Utility of the ProCAD Instrument, Lynnette Jane Neu

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Development of a New High-Resolution Neutron Detector and Beta-delayed Neutron Spectroscopy of 24O., Shree K. Neupane

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Human Dimensions of Natural Resources: A Case of Farmers in Northern Rwanda, JEAN FRANCOIS REGIS NISENGWE

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THE GOSPEL OF CIVILIZATION: MISSIONARIES AND OKINAWANS UNDER U.S. AND JAPANESE EMPIRES, 1846-1939, Minami Nishioka

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Perinatal Health in North Dakota: Emerging Issues, Grace N. Njau

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On Interpreting Eddy Covariance In Small Area Agricultural Situations With Contrasting Site Management., Joel Oetting

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Analyzing Appropriate Policy Factors to Stimulate Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Population Growth in California to Achieve the State’s Overall Climate and Environmental Goals, Toks A. Omishakin

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Feasibility Study of Slotted, Natural-Laminar-Flow Airfoils for High-Lift Applications, Hector David Ortiz Melendez

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Latino Engagement: Investigating the Effects of High Impact Practices Participation on Students' College Outcomes, Noelia N. Pacheco Diaz

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Effects of Plastic Deformation From Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing, Michael Pagan

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Dignifying Decisions: The Role of Dignity in Surrogate Decision-Making, Jeffrey Pannekoek

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Material Exploration and Solution Strategies for High Performance All-Solid-State Batteries, Anand Parejiya

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Metabolism in the Colonocyte: Where Bacteria and Diet Meet, Bohye Park

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Bridging Knowledge Gaps: Exploring the Information Horizons of Social Science Doctoral Students, Michelle Parker

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Pinless Friction Stir Spot Welding of Ti-6Al-4V Alloy for Aerospace Application, Hyojin Park

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Specificity of Infant Statistical Word Segmentation, Sara Parvanezadeh Esfahani

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Machine Learning for Earth Systems Modeling, Analysis and Predictability, Linsey Passarella

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Evaluation of Distributed Programming Models and Extensions to Task-based Runtime Systems, Yu Pei

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ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN SPORT: AN ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES, BELIEFS, NORMS OF SPORT MANAGEMENT STUDENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS, Jamee Ann Pelcher

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Modelling, Sensing, and Control of Weld Beads in Gravity Aligned and Non-Gravity Aligned Orientations for Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing, Joshua J. Penney

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COPING STYLES AS POTENTIAL MEDIATORS IN THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MORALLY INJURIOUS EVENTS, MORAL INJURY, AND MEANING-MAKING, Marjorie A. Perkins

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Representing Uncertainty: Beliefs and Habits in the International Development Evaluation Context, Christina Peterson

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Metaproteomics as a systems-biology approach to characterize the microbiome functionality and interactions in the human gut, Samantha L. Peters

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Intergenerational Transmission of Psychological and Behavioral Difficulties Among United States Air Force Parents and Their Offspring, Tiffney Peters

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Coevolution of the Listeria Phage-Host System and Intraspecies Antagonism of Listeria monocytogenes, Tracey L. Peters

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Multi-objective Optimization of the Fast Neutron Source by Machine Learning, John L. Pevey

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A Phenomenological Exploration of the Lived Experiences of Second-Year African American Male Students on Predominantly White Campuses through Critical Race Theory, Craig S. Pickett Jr.