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Masters Theses from 2019

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AMERICAN BLACK BEAR (Ursus americanus) MOVEMENTS AND FOOD-CONDITIONING ALONG THE INTERFACE OF GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK AND PRIVATE LAND, Jessica Leigh-Ann Braunstein

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The study of polymeric binders and their role in concomitant solid-electrolyte interphase formation on silicon anodes, Katie Browning

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SYNTHNOTES: TOWARDS SYNTHETIC CLINICAL TEXT GENERATION, Kris Allen Brown

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Determining the Optimal Start-up Strategy for a Cow-Calf Producer to Maximize Long-Term Profitability and Minimize Risk, Jared Matthew Bruhin

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On the Road to Maturity: Families, Rebellion, Relationships, and Gender in Contemporary German “Coming of Age Stories”, Jacob Buford

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The effects of BDNF Knockdown on Neuroinflammation in the Male and Female rat brain, Katheryn Burford

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Active Assessment of U.S. Livestock Biosecurity and Policies, Victoria Lynn Campbell

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Thermal Properties of Dry and Saturated Soils, Tommy Carpenter

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Coulomb Corrections for Inclusive Electron Scattering Data, Jay Thomas Carroll

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Investigating the Functions of the Plant-associated Genus Variovorax in the Populus Rhizosphere, Jennifer Ann Childers

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Reducing skim milk powder dispersion turbidity by dissociation of casein micelles at acidic and neutral pH: Physicochemical properties and possible mechanisms, Inseob Choi

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Improving the Scintillation Performance of KSr2I5:Ce3+ through Exploration of Activator Concentration and Growth Conditions, Eleanor Paige Comer

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Blind Bernoulli Trials: A Noninteractive Protocol for Hidden-Weight Coin Flips, Richard Joseph Connor

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Semi-Empirical Modeling and Implementation of Hybrid K-Edge Densitometry for Pyroprocessing Applications, Michael Cooper

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Characterization of Commercial Carbon fiber from Standard PAN Precursors and Low-Cost Carbon Fiber from Textile PAN based Precursors, Joshua David Crabtree

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The Weimar Republic in German Terms: An English Translation of Two Pre-Unification Essays, Margaret Susan Cross

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Economic and Social Assessment of Canton Reservoir in Northwestern Oklahoma, Zachary Darby

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Perceptions and Precarity of the Urban Poor in Kampala, Uganda, Kayla Davis

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Improving Identification Methods for Tabanus Flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) from the Southeastern United States using DNA Barcoding & Environmental Niche Modeling, Travis Davis

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Key Odorants of Pycnanthemum incanum and Stereochemistry of Chiral Compounds, Melissa Dein

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INACTIVATION KINETICS OF BOTRYTIS CINEREA INOCULATED ON STAINLESS STEEL COUPONS BY CHLORINE DIOXIDE GAS, Aruna Dhanapal

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HYDRODYNAMIC MOTION OF ELECTRON BEAM HEATED WARM DENSE MATTER, Payson Coy Dieffenbach

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Assessing Eating Disorder Signs and Associated Personalities in an Adolescent Sample, Jessi Rose Dietrich

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The Influence of Task Dynamics on Object-Label Mapping: Synchrony Between Perception and Action, Abigail Julian DiMercurio

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Exploration of 3D printing technologies for the development of an affordable fluorescence detector for capillary separations, Kevin Do

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Hogs in the Street: The City Beautiful Club of Cleveland, Tennessee and Nineteenth-Century Urban Land-Use Regulation, Samuel Doss

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Analysis of Producer and Consumer Cattle Surveys, Jade Desha Ellis

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On the Design and Practical Application of a Spatial Neutron Modulator for Neutron Compressive Sensing, Patrick Ellis

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The role of biodegradable plastic mulches in soil organic carbon cycling, Marie E. English

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Assessing the Accuracy of Decomposition Scoring Methods in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, Shari G. Ex

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DETERMINING GRID SECURITY THROUGH DYNAMIC STABILITY ANALYSIS OF MAJOR CONTINGECIES AND INCREASED RENEWABLE PENETRATION, Summer Francesca Fabus

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Evaluating Biotic Functional Lift Provided by Physical Habitat Rehabilitation in Urban Streams of the Ridge and Valley Physiographic Province of Tennessee, Grant Fisher

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American Indian Gang Involvement: Changes and Associated Risk Factors for Adolescents on Reservation Communities 1993-2013, Lauren Fox

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Zyflamend Inhibits Adipogenesis: A mechanistic study evaluating the impact of phytonutrients on adipocyte differentiation, Victoria Frankel

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Microbial Community Composition Reflects Subduction Geochemistry in the Costa Rica Convergent Margin, Katherine Marie Fullerton

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Pain Mitigation in Cattle Following Soft Tissue Surgery, Amber Diane Futrell

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Economic Optimizations of Phosphoric Acid Byproduct Rare Earth Element Recovery, Thomas Gaetjens

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FACEDOWN IN THE MAINSTREAM: BLACK MEN’S EXPERIENCE OF GENDERED RACISM AND RESILIENCE IN RELATION TO COLLEGIATE SENSE OF COMMUNITY, Edward Marcellus Garnes

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Design and Analysis of a Spatial Neutron Modulator for Neutron Imaging via Compressive Sensing, Daniel Taylor Garza

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An evaluation of early seral plant communities following tall fescue eradication and crop field abandonment, James GeFellers

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HOW VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS AFFECT THE SUCCESS IN LEARNING A NEW LANDING TECHNIQUE AND REDUCING RISK FACTORS FOR ACL INJURY, Alec Michael Genter

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Examining the Influence of Knowledge and Experience on Attitudes Toward Disability, Nicholas Antoni Giecek

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Effects of Family Adversity and TV Consumption on Turkish Immigrant Children’s Executive Functions (EFs), Lauran Stephanie Gieske

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Morphometrics and Phylogeography of the Cave-Obligate Land Snail Helicodiscus barri (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora, Helicodiscidae), Nicholas Scott Gladstone

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Entry-Level Instruction: High-Frequency Vocabulary and Classroom Interaction in German Textbooks, Andrew Graves

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HURRICANES AND THE SOUNDS OF CHANGE: PUERTO RICAN ENVIRONMENT, REGGAETON, AND BORICUANESS, Isaiah Edwin Green

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Effects of central and peripheral administration of an acute phase protein, alpha-1-acid-glycoprotein, on feed intake and rectal temperature in sheep, Brittany Antone Gregg

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THE INFLUENCE OF MINDFUL EATING AND/OR INTUITIVE EATING APPROACHES ON DIETARY INTAKE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW, Hannah Grider

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Perceptions and Food Acquisition Behaviors among Food Pantry Users in Rural Appalachia, Adeline Mae Grier-Welch

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Emotion Regulation as a Potential Mediator between Sleep Quality and Intimate Partner Violence Among College Students, Hannah Grigorian

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A Bayesian Approach to Multi-Drone Source Localization Methods, Joshua James Gurka

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EXPLORING YOUNG ADULT READING HABITS AND RETROSPECTIVE HOME LITERACY PRACTICES, Rachel Guy

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Explorations into Religiosity and its Implications on Physiological Health, Self-Esteem & Life Satisfaction, Fadi Edwar Hakeem

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How Team Culture Affects NCAA Swimming and Diving Team Performance, Michael Hamann

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Effects of prescribed fire on eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina), Katie Ann Harris

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Dopaminergic Input to and Reception in the Auditory Midbrain, Alexa Lorren Hartman

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IDENTITY, INVESTMENT, AND POWER RELATIONS: A CASE STUDY OF NONPROFIT ADULT ESL LEARNERS, Abby Elaine Hassler

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Movements, Immobilization, and Anthropogenic Dietary Histories of Feral Swine in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Patrick Joseph Helm

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Analysis of Adjoint Flux Calculation for Detector Response Estimation in Typical PWR Conditions, Shane Henderson

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Challenging Old Ideas: Adding a key piece to understanding the origin of an important crop, kenaf, Hibiscus cannabinus L. and understanding how supplemental videos effect student confidence and learning, Justin Hendy

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Investigation of Substituted Vinyl-Added Polynorbornenes and Composite Materials, Morgan Higgins

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t-AUCB, a Pharmacological Inhibitor of Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase, Promotes Brown Adipogenesis: Role of PPAR alpha and PPAR gamma, Kelsey Hildreth

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Dynamics of Contact Angles and Hemiwicking on Rock Fracture Faces, Bohdan Horodecky

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Thermoregulatory Behavior in Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia guttata) in a Lab-Controlled Setting, Clara Howell

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

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Mechanical response of carbon fiber/polyphenylene sulfide commingled fiber & polymethacrylimide foam core sandwich composites, Jared Hughes

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Stand Dynamics Following Gap Scale Exogenous Disturbance in a Single Cohort Mixed Species Stand in Morgan County, Tennessee, Brian Hughett

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Hibernation Activity and the Susceptibility of Southeastern Bats to Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the Causal Agent of White-Nose Syndrome, Reilly Jackson

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Experiential Learning of Students on a Study Abroad Trip to Australia: A Qualitative Study, Baylee Jarrell

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Untangling Motivation and Performance: Examining the Impact of Feedback, Expectancy, and Resilience on Performance, Erica W. Jenkins

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Nesting and Brooding Ecology of Eastern Wild Turkey in South-Central Tennessee, Vincent Johnson

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PERSONA, PRINT, AND PROPAGANDA: ORLANDO DI LASSO AND CONSTRUCTIONS OF SELF IN COUNTER-REFORMATION BAVARIA, Tara Leigh Jordan

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Improving Manufacturing Data Quality with Data Fusion and Advanced Algorithms for Improved Total Data Quality Management, David Juriga

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ECOLOGICAL FACTORS UNDERPINNING EXPANSION OF BORRELIA-INFECTED TICK POPULATIONS IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES, Janetta Renea Kelly

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Characterization of Changes in Whiskey Odorants by the Lincoln County Process, Trenton Kerley

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A CNN-LSTM for predicting mortality in the ICU, Mohammad Hashir Khan

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Volunteer and Staff Perceptions of a Public Garden Adopt-a-Spot Volunteer Program: A Qualitative Inquiry, Alice Marie Kimbrell

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Organization of Proteins from Multiple Chemotaxis Systems in Rhizobium Leguminosarum and Impact on Short-Term Root Colonization, Kathleen King

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Evaluating scenarios using a spatially-explicit agent-based model in order to recover pheasant populations and determine biomass harvest strategies, Jasmine Asha Kreig

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Pro-Social Marketing: The Mirror or Veil?, Samantha LaVoi

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“Retention and the Writing Center”: A mixed-methods study measuring writing center students’ satisfaction, self-efficacy, and locus of control, Ryan Lee

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The Screen of (Post)Modern Society: American Sociology and Its Discontents, Robert J. Leonard

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Effects of long-term use and incorporation of biodegradable plastic mulch films on soil microbial community structure and activity, Jose Liquet y Gonzalez

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Willow Comes to WIC: Participants’ Perceptions of Effects on Fruit- and Vegetable-Related Attitudes and Behaviors, Sarah Elizabeth Lisson

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Studies of Molecular Magnetism and Dynamics by Inelastic Neutron Scattering and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Zhiming Liu

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Biochar Amendment for Enhanced Nitrogen Use, Soil Health, and Plant Growth, Xiuwen Li

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A Monolithic Gm-C Filter based Very Low Power, Programmable, and Multi-Channel Harmonic Discrimination System using Analog Signal Processing, Gavin Benjamin Long

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Saltiness Enhancing Odorants Derived from Mushrooms, Jordan Lopez

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MODELING AND SIMULATION OF THE DYNAMIC EFFECTS OF PRESSURE VARIATIONS ON HYDRAULIC BLADDER AND PISTON STYLE ACCUMULATORS, Colin Loudermilk

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The Healing Word: Performative Speech in Anglo-Saxon Medical Texts, Honor Lundt

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Effects of Workrate and Seat Position on Frontal Plane Knee Biomechanics in Recumbent Cycling, Tianyi Lu

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Holocene Climate Variability in Hispaniola: Sedimentary Alkane Evidence of Precipitation during the Terminal Classic Drought, Elizabeth MacLennan

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ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE VICTIMIZATION AND EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES AMONG MALE AND FEMALE POST-9/11 VETERANS, Rachel Miriam Maskin

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STABILITY OF BOVINE MILK EXOSOMES AND THEIR EFFECT ON PROLIFERATION OF RAW 264.7 CELLS, Svjetlana Matic

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The Effects of Starspots and Faculae on the G-band, Ca I, and Hγ Photospheric Indices, David Cameron McCallister

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The Maestro Attack: Orchestrating Malicious Flows with BGP, Benjamin Tyler McDaniel

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Deep Reinforcement Learning for Real-Time Residential HVAC Control, Evan McKee

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Broiler chicken development: from genetic regulation to rural Rwandan production, Robert Ivan Mihelic

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Development of a Serological Diagnostic assay for Elaeophora schneideri infection in moose (Alces alces), Megan D. Miller

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Mechanisms of resistance against insecticidal dsRNA in Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Colorado potato beetle), Swati Mishra