Doctoral Dissertations

 

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Dissertations from 1996

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A comparison of the academic preparedness, academic performance, and academic persistence of 17 and 18 year old GED graduates and high school graduates at Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Michael E. Ricketts

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Advocacy group and news media framing of public policy issues : frame mapping the wetlands debates, Bonnie Parnell Riechert

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Morphometric studies of the Sphagnum cuspidatum complex in the coastal plain of the southeastern United States, Allen C. Risk

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Development and modeling of a radial-flow vapor phase bioreactor for the removal of para-xylene, Nathalie Rouhana-Bhojraj

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Predicting the appearance and disappearance of species : from small islands to small genera, Gareth James Russell

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Strength and durability characteristics of recycled aggregate concrete, Rohi Mohammed Salem

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Dietary, biochemical, and behavioral factors, and breast cancer risk among Asian Indians in India versus Caucasians and Asian Indians in the U.S.A., Priscilla Samuel

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A process oriented approach to repairable system reliability, Howard Douglas Sanders

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Field-effect transistors as tunable infrared detectors, Marta Silva dos Santos Gusmão

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The effectiveness and independent use of a generative strategy to improve reading comprehension by adults enrolled in college developmental reading, Elizabeth McKamy Schroeder

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Women engineers : expectations and perceptions, Janie Elaine Seat

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Healing through meeting : a phenomenological description of the experience of being together in psychotherapy, Laura Roel Skinner

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Safety, elements, and effects of healing touch on chronic non-malignant abdominal pain, Victoria E. Slater

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How intern teachers experience underachieving students : a qualitative study of intern teachers at the University of Tennessee, Anne Slauson

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Studies of mixed solvent organic electrolyte solutions, Joseph T. Slusher

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Kinematic analysis and mechanical modeling of roof sequence response to blind thrusting, Kevin Joseph Smart

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A conditional reasoning approach to measuring relative achievement motivation : validation results from an applied setting, Darren H. F. Smith

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A Conditional Reasoning Approach to Measuring Relative Achievement Motivation: Validation Results from an Applied Setting, Darren H. F. Smith

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Protective shield : a thematic analysis of the experience of having an adult sibling with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, Marilyn E. Smith

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An investigation of driver exposure to carbon monoxide while traveling in the wake of a snowmobile, Lori Marie Snook

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Isolation and characterization of two peptide transporter cDNAs from Arabidopsis thaliana, Wei Song

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Effects of managerial and environmental practices on milk yield, hormone levels, and behavior of lactating dairy cows, Mary Elizabeth Sowerby

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Stochastic track-structure simulation methods and the determination of product yields in the radiolysis of water containing various solutes, Michael G. Stabin

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Infinite dimensional geometric groups, Cornelius Stallmann

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A qualitative study of family resource centers in rural East Tennessee, Carolyn Elizabeth Stinnett

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Students' perceptions of educational justice, Eddie Michael Stone

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A fuzzy goal programming approach to the management of depleted uranium hexafluoride, Paul C. Stumb

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Relationships among affiliation with companion animals, attachment style, depression, loneliness, satisfaction with life, and self-esteem: implications for human candidate selection for adjunctive use of companion animals, Lee Ann Peabody Taggart

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The effect of internal and external social support on refugee adaptation : psychological and economic adaptation of Iraqi refugees, Joe Takeda

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The influence of adolescent employment experience on the development of a work ethic, Barbara Ann Taylor

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Leadership practices for developing high performance public health agencies, Gary A. Taylor

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A moment in the Mediterranean : the experience of American undergraduate students participating in the International Student Exchange Program at the University of Malta, Karen Renee Littlejohn Taylor

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Building the Back of Beyond: Government Authority, Community Life, and Economic Development in the Upper Little Tennessee Valley, 1880-1992, Stephen Wallace Taylor

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Multijurisdictional cooperation in municipal solid waste management, Kelly Tiller

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Limitations of student expression on evangelical Christian college campuses, David W. Tilley

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Experimental evaluation and mathematical modeling of the fundamental processes affecting TCE co-oxidation by the sMMO enzyme system of Methylosinus trichosporium OB3B, Michael Ford Tschantz

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Qualitative study of capable adult readers who do not choose to read for recreation, Rebecca Turk

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The macroeconomics of Sir William Petty and Nicholas Barbon : were their discoveries inevitable?, James Henry Ullmer

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Genetic analysis of Candida albicans germ tude mutants, Ronald Arthur Uphoff

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The rhetoric of psychopharmacology, Michael John Ursiak

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Narrative identity and narrative autonomy: a contextual approach to persons and pediatric decision-making, F. Wayne Vaught

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"Bullets ain't got no eyes" : the experience of neighborhood violence for 10 African-American mothers and their children, Janelle Marie Von Bargen

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A study of the electrochemical behavior of covalently mercurated uridine nucleotides, Gregory J. Wagner

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A phenomenological investigation of doctoral students' experiences with their dissertation committees, Cynthia Dulane Webb

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Portraits of experiences : an in-depth interview study of American-women in secondary school administration, Eloise M. Webb

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Presidential agendas and Supreme Court performance : an analysis of the Nixon and Reagan justices, John Wilson Wells

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Retail service quality : a measurement assessment and exploration of customer and sales personnel perceptions, Scarlett Wesley

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Mass transfer to and from and hydrodynamics in and around a single drop, Robert Michael Wham

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Construct and content validity bias for the universal nonverbal intelligence test for African Americans and European Americans, Barzanna Anita White

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It ain't all about the books : building community-based literacy education programs, Connie L. White

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Assessing the HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Representative Football Student-Athletes in the Southern Conference, Jamie N. Whited

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An examination of the relationships among the English curriculum guide, English instruction, and student performance on the 1996 T-CAP writing assessment of the middle schools of Rutherford County, Patrick Lannom White

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An evaluation of anger control training with male adolescents in a day treatment program, Gary W. Whitfield

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A qualitative study of legislated assessment policy in Tennessee, Susan Denise Wilburn

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Preventive mental health and a psychosocial program for cancer patients, Craig Stephen Williams

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Mammalian meiosis: events of meiotic prophase I in spermatogenesis, Timothy John Wiltshire

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A descriptive study of the relationship of interaction disturbance to the organizational health of a metropolitan general hospital, Cynthia Kelsey Winker

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The development of an instrument to measure two constructs of mathematics teachers' attitudes toward teaching statistical concepts, Michael Scott Winstead

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The relationship between children's self-esteem and parenting styles in Taiwan, Yi-Ju Wu

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Identity salience and the life domains of work and nonwork, Jerri Leigh Yates

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Mechanisms of Carnitine-Mediated Modulation of Aflatoxin B1-DNA Adduct Formation, Ayub Mohd Yatim

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A fundamental study of simulated moving bed chromatography under linear condition, Tong Yun

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A study of social support, socioeconomic well-being, attitudes toward women's roles, self-efficacy, and women's psychological adjustment after divorce, Ronna Reneé Zavoina

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Heat capacity of solid state proteins by thermal analysis, Ge Zhang

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Role of GABAergic and glycinergic inhibitory circuits in auditory processing, Weimin Zheng

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Development of a mathematical model for the solution dry spinning process of hollow filaments, Jianguo Zhou

Dissertations from 1995

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Comparison of the Effect of Instructional Versus Industry-Specific Computer Simulation on Students Learning in a Front Office Management Course, Mohamed Abdul-Ghani

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"Blessings left behind" : self and social obligation in the novels of Elizabeth Gaskell, Eileen D. Abel

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Association of Insulin Actions with Blood Pressure in Rodent Models of Obesity and Diabetes, Margaret Ann Maher Abel

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Aluminum sulphonated phthalocyanines as sensitizers for photodynamic therapy : cellular uptake, phototoxicity and sensitizer targeting in human leukemia cells, Reshma Ahmed

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Substance, power, & the mystery of cohesion, Mashhad Al-ʻAllāf

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Rheumatoid arthritis and object relations, Erlete Malveira Ascencao

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The role of CD4+ T cells and their effector cytokines in the immunopathology of herpetic stromal keratitis, John S. Babu

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Small town in the global economy : a case study of development and resistance in a Southern Appalachian industrial center, Christopher Warren Baker

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The Relationship Between Insulin Resistance and Glucose Transport and Transporter (GLUT4) Levels in a Rodent Model of Syndrome X, William Joseph Banz

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A study of the perceptions of Belmont University faculty about the evaluation of their teaching, Sheridan Clinton Barker

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Carrier type, fat content, capsaicin concentration and sample temperature: effects on perceived pungency, Robert Francis Baron

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Application of Pulse Calorimetry to Metal Systems, Debasis Basak

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Parallel methods development for a new version of the KENO-V.a critical safety code, Benan Basoglu

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The poetic character of Henry Reed, James Stanton Beggs

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Utilization of laboratory-scale wetlands to evaluate the applicability of constructed wetland technology to the treatment of a livestock waste, Brian Leslie Benham

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Capitalism, regional development, and place formation: an analysis of the upper Tennessee River Valley, 1860-1900, John Edward Benhart

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Separating thermal metamorphism from shock metamorphism in the L chondrite asteroidal parent body, Marvin Edward Bennett

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Louise Labé, Marguerite de Navarre et Madame de Lafayette : trois voix féminines et espaces féminins retrouves, Mahdia Ben Salem

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Appalachian women learning in community, Mary Beth Bingman

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Extraction of uranium by dibutyl carbitol in the system UOℓ(NOℓ)ℓ-HNOℓ-HℓO-Ca(NOℓ)ℓ-DBC, Joseph F. Birdwell

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The photoproduction of possible hybrid mesons at =110 GEV, Kathleen Danyo Blackett

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Phase contrast transmission electron microscopy using phase plates, John Henry Blackson

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Application of a Gaussian plume model to groundwater contaminant transport, Larry S. Blackwelder

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Relational equity and household division of labor as predictors of marital, parental, and work satisfaction for dual-earner men and women, Linda Gaile Blanding

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The role of figurative language in collaborative discourse : a cross-modal comparison, Michael Andrew Boerger

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"What a bloody family" : power, gender, and sexuality in contemporary British drama, William C. Boles

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Characterization of HSV-1 induced corneal lesions and immunopathological mechanisms in reconstituted SCID and IFN-y knockout mice, Donna Michelle Bouley

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The road to success : experiences of black women students at a predominately white university, Jama L. Bradley

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The genetics and conservation of Gaur and Asian elephants on the Malaysian Peninsula, Elizabeth Jean Brennan

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A comparative study to determine appropriate roles for parental involvement in selected high schools, Donna Joanne Garver Brian

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Studies on high-speed analog memories for physics experiments with emphasis on radiation hardening, Charles Lanier Britton

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Exploring the perception and judgment of senior baccalaureate student nurses in clinical decision-making from a nursing theoretical perspective, Ella Mae Brooks

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Formation of N-chloramine : silver ion complexes, isolation of a stable nitrenium ion and the silver ion-induced rearrangement of N-chlorocyclobutylamines, Edward L. Brown

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The aqueous alteration of CM carbonaceous chondrites, Lauren B. Browning