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Dissertations from 2016

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Computational Studies of Molecular Mechanisms Mediating Protein Adsorption on Material Surfaces, Tigran M. Abramyan

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Solution Techniques for Classes of Biobjective and Parametric Programs, Nathan Adelgren

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Numerical Investigation of Porous and Non-Porous Pipe with Free Overfall, Tanjina Afrin

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Understanding Allosteric Modulation of G-Protein Coupled Receptors, Vibhor Agrawal

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A Probabilistic-Based Approach to Monitoring Tool Wear State and Assessing Its Effect on Workpiece Quality in Nickel-Based Alloys, Farbod Akhavan Niaki

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Evaluation of High Sugar Ryegrass Varieties, Mariano Alende

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Exploiting Stiffness Nonlinearities to Improve the Performance of Galloping Flow Energy Harvesters, Ali H. Alhadidi

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An Examination of Leader-Member Exchange and Team Effectiveness, Brooke B. Allison

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The Initial Design and Validation of the Teachers' Emotions, Appraisals, and Coping Habits when Facilitating Inquiry-Based Instruction (TEACH-FIBI) Instrument for Science Education, Daniel Mason Alston

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Agricultural Commodity Futures Price Volatility: A Market Regulatory Policy Study, George P. Apperson III

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Effects of Social Issues on Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities, Theresa Patricia Atkinson

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Essays on Export Sophistication, Abdulbasit Aydin

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Microbiological and Quality Characteristics of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) and Mung Bean (Vigna radiata) Sprouts Grown Using Different Water Sources and Treated Post-Harvest, Kimberly A. Baker

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Acculturation, Ethnic Identity, and Psychological Well-Being of Albanian-American Immigrants in the United States, Albina Balidemaj

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Evaluation of 1,4-Dioxane Biodegradation Under Aerobic and Anaerobic Conditions, Francisco J. Barajas Rodriguez

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The Role of Community Participation for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Development, Nicole Barclay

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Glycosome Heterogeneity, Dynamics, and ER Association in Trypanosoma brucei, Sarah Twitty Bauer

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Examining the Effects of Interaction Fidelity on Task Performance and Learning in Virtual Reality, Jeffrey Wayne Bertrand

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A Qualitative Study of African American Women in Engineering Technology Programs in Community Colleges, Jacquelyn Blakley

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Genetic Study of Grain Yield and Quality Traits in Sorghum, Richard E. Boyles III

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Performance Management in Family Microbusinesses, Alice M. Brawley

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Exploring the Effects of Network Dynamics on Student Test Scores in a Rural Middle School, Bridget C. Briley

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A Safety Analysis of Spatial Phenomena about the Residences of Drivers Involved in Crashes, Kweku Tekyi Brown

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Essays on Mandated Vertical Restraints, Jacob E. Burgdorf

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Organization-Stakeholder Interaction Through Social Media: A Tri-level Investigation, Categorization, and Research Agenda, James Edward Burleson

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Burnout Among Pastors in Local Church Ministry in Relation to Pastor, Congregation Member, and Church Organizational Outcomes, Crystal Mary Burnette

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What Work and Family Mean to You: An Investigation of Demographic Differences in Work-Family Conflict Using Qualitative and Quantitative Item Analyses, Deanna Burns

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Ethical Decision-Making Examined in Greek Letter Organization Members: A Case Study, Matthew Robert Burns

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Middle School Subject Area Teachers' Self-Efficacy with English Language Learners: A Mixed Methods Study, Tracy Dawn Butler

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Characterization and Control of Ophiosphaerella spp. Causing Spring Dead Spot of Bermudagrass in South Carolina, USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alejandro L. Canegallo

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An Analysis of Three Trio Student Support Services Projects at Public Two-Year Institutions in South Carolina, Caroline W. Canty

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The Adaptable Growth of Seashells: Informing the Design of the Built Environment through Quantitative Biomimicry, Diana Ann Chen

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Ceramic Thin Films with Embedded Magnetic Nanofibers or Nanorods of Controlled Orientations, Zhaoxi Chen

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Employee Well-Being Profiles: A Person-Centered Approach to Understanding Multiple Dimensions of Psychosocial Well-Being, Janelle H. Cheung

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Functionalized Cellulose Nanofiber Membranes for Heavy Metals Removal from Impaired Waters, Nithinart Chitpong

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Brand Community Interface Design: An Adapted Method for User Experience Research, Heather Dunn Christiansen

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Nutrient Related Mechanisms of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration, Sarah Elizabeth Cisewski

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Functional Analysis of Human Long Non-coding RNAs and Their Associations with Diseases, Steven Cogill

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Demand-Control Interactions in Older Workers: Health and Well-Being as Outcome Measures, Sarah DuBose Coldiron

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Essays in Directed Technical Change, Randy Cragun

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On The Modal Effective Nonlinearity of A Class of Tapered-Cantilever Beams, Clodoaldo Jose da Silva

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Manipulating Cardiovascular Cellular Interactions and Mechanics: A Multidimensional and Multimodal Approach, Aesha Yogesh Desai

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Expander Graphs and Coding Theory, Michael C. Dowling Jr.

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Light Echoes and Late-Time Emissions of Type IA Supernovae, Dina Drozdov

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Ironic Feminism: Rhetorical Critique in Satirical News, Kathy Elrick

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Creation of a Pioneer-Neuron Axonal Pathfinding Model for Future Applications in Developmental Neurotoxicity Testing, Nicholas Robert Erdman

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Developing Unit Cell Design Guidelines for Meso-scale Periodic Cellular Materials, Mohammad Fazelpour

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Manufacturing System Energy Modeling and Optimization, Lujia Feng

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Three Essays on the Introduction and Impact of Baggage Fees in the U.S. Airline Industry, Alexander Fiore

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Computational Engineering Analysis of Materials and Structural Aspects of Gas Turbine Engine Ceramic Matrix Composite Components, Rohan Ram Galgalikar

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On Becoming a Graduate Student Teacher of Mathematics, Eliza Dargan Gallagher

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Unobserved Heterogeneity and Self-Selection: Essays in Labor Economics and International Trade, Mallika Garg

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Characterization of Tributyl Degradation Using FTIR-ATR Spectroscopy and Carbon Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry, April Renae Gillens

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Bacteriophage Treatment of Hydrogen Sulfide-Producing Bacteria and Salmonella Biofilms in Rendering Processing Environment, Chao Gong

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Understanding the Transcriptional Landscape of Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) Cell Lines Using Next-Generation Sequencing Technology, RNA-seq, under Industrially Relevant Conditions, Yogender Kumar Gowtham

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Hyperspectral Diffuse Optical Tomography Using the Reduced Basis Method and Sparsity Constraints, Rachel Elizabeth Grotheer

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Where Cultures Collide: Hispanic Family Involvement in Education Among Different Socioeconomic Groups, Holly M. Grover

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Advanced Specialty Fiber Designs for High Power Fiber Lasers, Guancheng Gu

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Attitudes Toward Marriage Among Albanians: Establishing Baseline Attitudinal Clusters and Predictors from the 2008 European Values Study, Timothy Paul Hagen

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me of the Lowercase Variety: Reflections on the American Dream, Power, Privilege, and self, jared m. halter

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Collective Sensemaking About the Implementation of Two Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: A Comparative Case Study of Two Selected Elementary School Teams, Ellen M. Hampshire

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Molecular Mechanics Study of Protein Folding and Protein-Ligand Binding, Tingting Han

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Investigation of Electrical Properties on Material by Modifying Interfacial and Grain Surface Properties, Na Hao

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Problems in Domination and Graph Products, Jason Todd Hedetniemi

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Children of Incarcerated Parents: The Relation of Contact and Visitation to the Parent-Child Relationship and Internalizing and Externalizing Problems, Jasmine Michelle Hedge

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Algebraic Geometry Arising from Discrete Models of Gene Regulatory Networks, Qijun He

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Investigation into the Ecological and Toxicological Constraints on a Population of Lesser Flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor) at Kamfers Dam in Kimberley, South Africa, Lindsay Hill

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Conceptions of Change: A Phenomenographical Study of the Reinvention Initiative at the City Colleges of Chicago, Jennifer M. Horace

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Characterization and Modeling of Deformation, Springback, and Failure in Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSSs), Jun Hu

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Release and Degradation of Microcystin-LR Following Exposures of Microcystis to Copper-Based Algaecides, Kyla Iwinski

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A Bioresponsive and Multifunctional Polymer Based Nanodevice for Cancer Nanotheranostics, Ragini Jenkins

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Effects of the Duration and Benefit Level of Unemployment Insurance during the Great Recession: Evidence from Kentucky Administrative Data, Shan Jiang

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Essays on Empirical Monetary and Financial Economics, Yucheng Jiang

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Molecular Mechanics Studies of Protein Signaling and Conformation Change, Zhe Jia

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Decision-Making Guidance for Selecting Culvert Renewal Techniques, He Jin

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Solution Processed Solar Cells, Yi Jin

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Investigating the Role of ADP-forming Acetyl-CoA Synthetase from the Protozoan Parasite Entamoeba histolytica, Cheryl Page Jones

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Artificial Neural Networks, Non Linear Auto Regression Networks (NARX) and Causal Loop Diagram Approaches for Modelling Bridge Infrastructure Conditions, Srimaruthi Jonnalagadda

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Examining the Influence of Whiteness on the Group of Socialization Process of College Men in the Traditionally White Fraternity System, S. Brian Joyce

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A New Look at Matrix Analytic Methods, Jason Joyner

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Online Parameter Estimation and Adaptive Control of Magnetic Wire Actuators, Harshwardhan Karve

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The Puzzling Bulge to Disk Nova Ratio in the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), Amanpreet Kaur

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Property Tax Base Erosion: A South Carolina Study, Jonathan Keisler

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Examination of Infographics-Based Reusable Learning Objects (RLO) and Traditional Didactic Lectures (TDL) to Improve Consumer Knowledge and Perceptions about the Safe Use of Plastic Food Containers in a Microwave Oven, Najla Ahmed Khateeb

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Sounding Rocket Measurements of Vertically-Sheared F Region Neutral Winds at Sunset and Modeling of their Effect on Spread F Development, Andrew Kiene

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Public Perceptions of Individual Natural Hazard Resilience Related to the Built Environment, Audra Kiesling

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Clarity of View: An Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)-Based Multi-Factor Evaluation Framework for Driver Awareness Systems in Heavy Vehicles, Dee Kivett

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An Examination of International Teachers' Pedagogical Adaption to U.S. Secondary Mathematics Classes, Dennis A. Kombe

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Analysis of High Pressure H2/O2, H2/AIR AND KEROSENE/AIR Reacting Shear Flows, Ayse Korucu

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Ecological Drivers of Brown Pelican Movement Patterns and Reproductive Success in the Gulf of Mexico, Juliet Sarah Lamb

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Study of Chemical Profiles of Volatile and Non-Volatile Bioactive Compounds of Muscadine Grapes (Vitis rotundifolia) During Ripening Stages and Evaluation of Their In Vitro Biological Properties, Bolim Lee

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SOLUTIONS TO SPATIAL AND COMPUTATIONAL CHALLENGES FOR LARGE-LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION PLANNING, Paul Leonard

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Population Dynamics, Human Capital, and Economic Growth: The Consequence of One-Child Policy in China, Jing Li

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FLUORESCENT METHODS FOR INVESTIGATING METABOLIC PROCESSES IN TRYPANOSOMA BRUCEI, Sheng Lin

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Effect from Substrate Binding and Selected Mutations for Allosteric Communication in Atm1 Type ABC Exporter, Yinling Liu

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Effects of Mean Shear and Scalar Initial Length Scale on Three-Scalar Mixing in Turbulent Coaxial Jets, Wei Li

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Study on the Amplification of Spatial Modes in a Crystal Rod Amplifier, Yuan Li

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Particle Transport Phenomena in Non-Newtonian Microfluidics, Xinyu Lu

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Advances in Monitoring Dynamic Hydrologic Conditions in the Vadose Zone through Automated High-Resolution Ground-Penetrating Radar Images and Analysis, Adam R. Mangel

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Tunable Copper Microstructures in Blanket Films and Trenches Using Pulsed Electrodeposition, James Marro