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Dissertations from 2021

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Distribution, Ecological Niche, Movement, and Home Range of the Sickle Darter (Percina williamsi) in the Upper Tennessee River Basin., Kyler Hecke

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Study of 134In Beta-Delayed Neutron Emission and Development of a New Generation Neutron Detector, Joseph Heideman

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Non-Destructive Characterization of Zircaloy-4 Nuclear Fuel Cladding Using Neutron Scattering Techniques, Brianne J. Heisinger

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“What’s happening?” Assessing the Sustainability of Virtual Professional Learning Communities on Social Media: A Quantitative Study of ‘Sense of Community’, Matthew Hensley

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UNDERSTANDING THE NOVEL ROLE OF CHECKPOINT PROTEIN ROUGH DEAL IN HOMOLOG ORIENTATION AND CENTROMERIC COHESION IN DROSOPHILA MALE MEIOSIS, Qiutao He

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Multiphysics Design and Sensitivity Analysis of Nuclear Heated Critical Heat Flux Pool Boiling Test Devices in TREAT., Richard Hernandez

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ASTURLEONÉS MEDIEVAL; UNA APROXIMACIÓN SINCRÓNICA Y DIACRÓNICA A SUS RASGOS FONÉTICOS DIFERENCIALES Y SU DOMINIO LINGÜÍSTICO, Alfonso Hernanz

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Structure Analysis of Soft Energy Materials using Neutron Scattering, Luke A. Heroux

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Queer-Identified Clients’ Preferences in Counseling Practice, Jennifer Hightower

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Process-Structure-Property Relationships in 3D-Printed Epoxy Composites Produced via Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing, Nadim S. Hmeidat

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IMPLEMENTING OUTDOOR LEARNING EXPERIENCES TO IMPROVE THE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE, Rebecca Jean Hnilica

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Investigating the Potential of Postmortem Metabolomics in Mammalian Decomposition Studies in Outdoor Settings, Katharina Melanie Hoeland

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Switching Performance Evaluation, Design, and Test of a Robust 10 kV SiC MOSFET Based Phase Leg for Modular Medium Voltage Converters, Xingxuan Huang

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The Wilderness Experience: Imitatio Christi and the Demonic Encounters of Italian Holy Women of the Quattrocento, Amy Huesman

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Impacts of Soil Management on Microbial Assemblages Involved in Nitrogen Transformations in Agroecosystems in Tennessee, USA, Jialin Hu

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Identification And Functional Characterization Of Plant Small Secreted Proteins During Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, Xiaoli Hu

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Local Control over Education: Perceptions of Tennessee and Florida County School Board Members, Joseph G. Jarret

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What's In a Mode: Writing Program Administrators' Perception, Value, and Implementation of Multimodality in First-Year Writing, Carolyn Alice Johnston

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Perturbing fatty acid metabolism in Enterococcus faecalis disrupts responses to exogenous fatty acids and the antibiotic daptomycin, Rachel D. Johnston

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Nutrients and Metabolism: Using mass spectrometric techniques to investigate the metabolic effects of nutrition in health and environmental applications, Katarina A. Jones

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Accentuate the (Low Arousal?) Positive: Effects of Mindfulness on Positive Emotional Responding, Dean K Jordan

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SLOW TOURISM: A MEANS-END APPROACH TO THE MOTIVATIONS OF SLOW TRAVELERS, Eunkyeong Jung

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Graded variation in D notes of Carolina chickadees: Do signalers vary acoustic fine structure with context and do receivers respond to that variation?, Hwayoung Jung

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Characterization of Near Isothermal Compression and Expansion for Energy Storage, Saiid Kassaee

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Characterization of the Transcriptional Regulator, HeuR, and its Role in Methionine Biosynthesis in Campylobacter jejuni, Brittni Kelley

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Processing of Preceramic Polymers for Direct-Ink Writing, James W. Kemp

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A Postfeminist Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Red Bull Sponsored Female Action Sports Athletes’ Digital Media Representation, Charli Celine Kerns

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Criminal Justice Contact and Romantic Relationships: Moving Beyond Marital Dissolution, Colton Tanner Kilpatrick

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Recruiting Minoritized Mathematics Preservice Teachers with Retention in Mind, Nicholas Scott Kim

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Unraveling the Effects of Molecular Confinement on the Dynamics of Polymeric Systems: I. Block Copolymer Architecture II. Silica Nanopores, Thomas P. Kinsey

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How the Latin American Medical School in Cuba Promotes Health Equity Through Socially Accountable Medical Education, Deborah A. Kirkland

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Small Molecule Activation by Transition Metal Complexes: Studies with Quantum Mechanical and Machine Learning Methodologies, Justin Kyle Kirkland

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Optimization of Islanded Utility-Microgrids After Natural Disasters, Rodney Kizito

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Next Generation Energy Storage: An Examination of Lignin-based Carbon Composite Anodes for Sodium Ion Batteries through Modeling and Simulation, Dayton G. Kizzire

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Federated Agentless Detection of Endpoints Using Behavioral and Characteristic Modeling, Hansaka Angel Dias Edirisinghe Kodituwakku

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The Policy Feedback Loop: Exploring English Learner (EL) Policy, Policy Implementation, and the Relationship between Policy, Research, and Practice, Nathan D. Koerber

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Optical Linear and Optical and Magneto-Optical Nonlinear Effects in Plasmonic Nanostructures, Krishna Prasad Koirala

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Interfacial bonding between thermoset and thermoplastic polyurethane reinforced textile grade carbon fiber: Structure property relationships, Surbhi Subhash Kore

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Child Maltreatment, Perceived Stress, and Opioid Use in Pregnancy, Stephanie Brooke Kors

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Child Maltreatment, Perceived Stress, and Opioid Use in Pregnancy, Stephanie Brooke Kors

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QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, Huseyin Kose

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Birds and Bioenergy: A modeling framework for managed landscapes at multiple spatial scales, Jasmine Asha Kreig

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The Intersection of Organizational Frontline Marketing and a High-Tech World, Riley Thomas Krotz

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Transients in plastic instabilities during Thermo-mechanical reversals in an Additively Manufactured Ti6Al4V, Sabina C. Kumar

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A systematic and biogeographic study of Trillium (Melanthiaceae), Jayne A. Lampley

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Identification of extracellular matrix plasticity during tactile sensation in a female mouse model of Rett Syndrome, Dana E. Layo-Carris

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Is Mindfulness only for the Fortunate? The Development and Dissemination of a Brief Home-Based Mindfulness Intervention to Low-Income Couples, Katherine Lenger

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Is mindfulness only for the fortunate? The development and dissemination of a brief home-based mindfulness intervention to low-income couples, Katherine Lenger

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Rural hospital closures and perceived access to care: A qualitative descriptive study in an Appalachian county of Tennessee, Amanda M. Letheren

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Just Do It? A Configurational Approach to Entrepreneurial (In)Action and its Influence on Prolonged Nascent Entrepreneurship, James E. Lewis III

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Stimuli-Responsive Polyelectrolytes: Thermosensitive Zwitterionic Polymers and Charged Shape-Changing Star Molecular Bottlebrushes, Evan M. Lewoczko

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Towards Secure Deep Neural Networks for Cyber-Physical Systems, Jiangnan Li

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Improving the Acidic Stability and Emulsifying Properties of Casein Using Polysaccharides, Nan Li

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MODULATION OF PROTEIN DYNAMICS BY LIGAND BINDING AND SOLVENT COMPOSITION, Richard J. Lindsay

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Fundamentals of Cavity Formation in α-Fe and Fe-Cr Alloys, Yan-Ru Lin

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In situ Laser Synthesis, Processing and Characterization in the TEM, Chenze Liu

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Identifying and Assessing Bacterial Contamination in Stormwater Runoff and Receiving Streams, Songyi Liu

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BORN TO HELP, Alison Lloyd

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Teacher practices with adaptive math technology: Sitting in the driver’s seat of a self-driving car, Jennifer Longnecker

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In Situ Cosmogenic Backgrounds in the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, Andrew Lopez

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Characterization Techniques and Cation Exchange Membrane for Non-aqueous Redox Flow Battery, Kun Lou

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Machine Learning with Topological Data Analysis, Ephraim Robert Love

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Model-based and Model-free Approaches for Power System Security Assessment, Mariana Magdy Mounir Kamel

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EXPLORING POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES, Iman Mahdinia

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Assessing Multiple Lines of Evidence for Gene Flow in Archaeological Contexts, Angela Marie Mallard

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Insights into Steinernema carpocapsae-Xenorhabdus nematophila specificity and the role of adult nematode colonization, Erin Mans

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Psychosocial Effects of Providing Nursing Care to Patients from a Multi-Casualty, School-Associated Shooting Event, William Travis McCall

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Synthetic Heterosynaptic Plasticity Enhances the Versatility of Memristive Systems Emulating Bio-synapse Structure and Function, William T. McClintic

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Interdomain Route Leak Mitigation: A Pragmatic Approach, Benjamin Tyler McDaniel

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Biotic and Abiotic Dehalogenation of Halogenated Methanes: Trichlorofluoromethane, Dichlorodifluoromethane, and Tetrachloromethane, Briana M. McDowell

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A Realist Evaluation of the Professional Development Program Thriving through Being with Professional Coaches and Support Staff of NCAA Women’s Basketball, Lauren Kelly McHenry

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Three Essays in Experimental and Network Economics, John D. McMahan

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Emerging Adults’ Experiences as Receivers of Sexually Transmitted Infection Disclosures from Sexual Partners: A Three-Part Examination, Kayley D. McMahan

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Quantifying and Reversing Compensatory Movements by Persons Post-Stroke in the Ambient Setting, Aaron Miller

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The Career Experience of Women in Senior-Level Leadership Positions within Power 5 Intercollegiate Athletic Departments: A Phenomenological Study, Lynsey Miller

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Critical Political Thinking: An Analysis of Undergraduate Students’ Higher-Order Thinking Skills and Preferred Political Values, Labels, and Leadership Traits, Maya Mingo

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Microstructural Characterization and Analysis of Laser-Powder Bed Fusion GRCop-84 by Metallurgical and Neutron Scattering Methods, Robert Minneci

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Finding Light in the Darkness: A Narrative Inquiry Exploring Male Athletes’ Emotional Abuse Experiences, Lindsey A. Miossi

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An Ethics of Amusement, Ashley Caroline Mobley

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Measuring Electron Diffusion and Constraining the Neutral Current π0 Background for Single-Photon Events in MicroBooNE, Andrew Mogan

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A MULTILEVEL STUDY OF DRIVING BEHAVIOR AND SYSTEM PERFORMANCE- HARNESSING LARGE-SCALE NATURALISTIC DRIVING AND CONVENTIONAL SAFETY DATA, Amin Mohammadnazar

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Instrument development for high sensitivity size characterization of lipid vesicles and other biological macromolecules via Taylor dispersion analysis, Meagan Moser

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Auto-curation of Large Evolving Image Datasets, Sara Mousavicheshmehkaboodi

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Architectural-element analysis and depositional models for pre-vegetation braidplain and braid-delta environments, with modern analogues, Jason Gerhard Muhlbauer

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Synthesis and Physical Properties of High Entropy Oxide Ceramics, Brianna L. Musicó

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Sensor Fusion for Object Detection and Tracking in Autonomous Vehicles, Mohamad Ramin Nabati

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Spectroscopic investigations of complex van der Waals systems, Sabine N. Neal

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Biofabricated Constructs of Carbon-based Nanoparticles with Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Orthopedic Repair, Steven D. Newby

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Three Essays on the Economics of Health and Higher Education in the United States, Hieu M. Nguyen

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Anti-inflammatory and chemopreventive activity of lunasin from tofu whey for the management of gastrointestinal diseases, Cindy Andrea Nieto Veloza

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Divine Cosmos: Emergent Ecology and Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Lucas R. Nossaman

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Digital Cutting Force Modeling for Milling Operations, Timothy T. No

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Ion Irradiation Effects on Damage Annealing and Dopant Activation in Single Crystal SiC, Lauren Nuckols

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An Analysis of Modern Password Manager Security and Usage on Desktop and Mobile Devices, Timothy Oesch

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Ultrasound-Driven Fabrication of Nanosized High-Entropy Materials for Heterogeneous Catalysis, Francis Uchenna Okejiri

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Forecasting Nigeria's Electricity Demand and Energy Efficiency Potential Under Climate Uncertainty, Olawale Olabisi

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Culture and Enforcement Effects on Insider Trading, Market Reactions, and Firm Value: Evidence from the Market Abuse Regulation, Amanda M. Olsen

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Profile-Guided Data Management for Heterogeneous Memory Systems, Matthew B. Olson

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ASSESSING GRADUATE STUDENT NEEDS AND RESPONSIVE INSTITUTION ASSETS: APPLICATION OF AN ASSET AND CAPACITY BUILDING HYBRID FRAMEWORK, Jessica D. Osborne

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3D Printing of Hybrid Architectures via Core-Shell Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing, Robert Cody Pack