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Dissertations from 2021

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Modeling Households’ Evacuation-Related First Decisions, Actual Evacuation Decision, Accommodations, and Destinations during Hurricane Matthew, Emmanuel Adjei

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The Influence of Environmental Health Indices on Antibody Responses Against Streptococcus agalactiae in Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, Kursten A. Anderson

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An Observational Investigation of Mid-Latitude Thermospheric Temperatures and High-Latitude E-Region Neutral Wind Structures, Rafael Luiz Araujo de Mesquita

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Three Essays on Environmental Justice in Georgia and Gentrification in Greenville, South Carolina, Temitope Arogundade

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Optimal Pacing of Cyclists in a Time Trial Based on Experimentally Calibrated Models of Fatigue and Recovery, Faraz Ashtiani

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Biology and Genetic Variability of the Leaf Galling Nematode Ditylenchus gallaeformans, Samara Azevedo de Oliveira

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Smart Home Privacy Decision Making: A Web of Context, Conceptual Models, Heuristics and Interfaces, Paritosh Pradeep Bahirat

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Exploring Student Perspectives on Informal and Formal Learning in University Makerspaces, Abigail Holcombe Baker

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Systems Genetics of Cocaine and Methamphetamine Consumption in Drosophila melanogaster, Brandon Baker

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The in Vivo and in Vitro Characterization of Collagen/Tannic Acid Beads as an Injectable Tissue Regenerative Scaffold for Breast Reconstruction Post-Lumpectomy, Andrew Baldwin

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A Qualitative Exploration of How Positional Student Leaders Develop Social Capital Through Participation in College Student Organizations, Josh Barnes

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Essays on Children's Health, Maternal Outcomes, and Teen Childbearing, Shubhashrita Basu

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A Meta-Analytic Approach to Simulator Sickness in Head-Mounted Displays: Sex Differences, Latency Effects, Time-Course, and Comparison of Subjective Symptom Reports, Sarah Christine Beadle

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Teachers' Conceptualizations and Experiences with STEAM Instruction in the Early Childhood Classroom in Connection with Children's Social Emotional Competencies, Amanda Elizabeth Bennett

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None But Ourselves: An Afrocentric Case Study Examining Emancipatory Practices Within Three African-Centered Schools, Lashia Bowers

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Investigating Visuo-Haptic Interaction Fidelity and Display Metaphors on Near-Field Fine Motor Selection and Manipulation Tasks in Virtual Reality, David Brickler

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Educating Black Collegians: Examining the Influence of Blackness on Educational Outcomes Related to Life and Career Perspectives, DeOnte Teaon Brown

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Development of a Tissue Engineered Pulmonary Heart Valve for Pediatric Patients, Maria Margarita Rodriguez Bruce

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Princesses, Divas, and Mother Runners: Gendered Institutional and Vernacular Rhetorics in Running Events, Stacy Cacciatore

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Large-Scale Optimization Models with Applications in Biological and Emergency Response Networks, Mustafa Can Camur

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Human-Robot Collaboration in Automotive Assembly, Yi Chen

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Examining Religious and Spiritual Commitment Across Late-Adolescence and Young Adulthood, Thomas Ray Clanton

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The Community of Inquiry Effect on Learning for an Online Course, Robert Dawson Coffey

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Soulful Leadership: How Black Presidents Engage Critical Spirituality in their Leadership of Historically Black Theological Institutions, Sharad H. Creasman

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Development of a Hybrid Hydrogel Drug Delivery System for Treatment of Ischemic Injury, Andrew DeMaria

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Efficient Automated Driving Strategies Leveraging Anticipation and Optimal Control, Robert Austin Dollar

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The Effectiveness of a Diversity and Inclusion Intervention in Higher Education in the Context Of COVID-19, Katherine Brown D'Souza

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Science Teacher Identity Development Throughout a Yearlong Clinical Placement and into the First Year of Teaching, Laura C. Eicher

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Spatial Planning to Examine Regional Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Obesity and Diabetes by Analyzing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Retail Environment: Applying a Machine Learning Approach, Michelle Eichinger

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A Qualitative Study of Connected Middle and High School Broadcast Journalism Programs and Their Relationship to Career Broadcast Journalism, Michelle Fowler

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Three Essays in Applied Banking and Finance, Tyler Francis

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Comparing Faculty Perceptions of Importance and Perceived Competencies of Online Best Practices Through the Encore Components, Karen Bunch Franklin

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Continuum Robots: Interfacing, Modeling, and Automation, Chase Gilbert Frazelle

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The Development of High-Performance Protonic Ceramic Conducting Membranes by Interfacial Engineering, Jun Gao

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Promoting Dual Language Learners’ Social and Emotional Development Through Creative Drama: A Case Study, Qianyi Gao

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Minimal Differential Graded Resolutions of Fiber Products, Hugh Roberts Geller

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Bayesian Poisson Mortality Projections with Incomplete Data, Rui Gong

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Characterizing Unmixed Trees with Respect to Total Domination and PMU Covers, James Gossell

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Essays on Law Enforcement Incentives, Shannon R. Graham

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Spatial Distributions of Arthropods in Soybean and Implications for Pest Management, Anthony Daniel Greene

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Carbon Rich Polymer-Derived Ceramics: Processing, Characterization, and Properties, Michelle Greenough

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Stochastic Optimization for Renewable Energy System Design and Operation, Berkay Eren Gulcan

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Human-Automated Vehicle Interactions, Longxiang Guo

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Identification of Best Practices to Aid Streamline the Transportation Project Development Process: A Study of the States Department of Transportation, Tanin Haidary

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Optimization of the Liquid Sampling-Atmospheric Pressure Glow Discharge for Varied Spectrochemical Applications, Katja Hall

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Revolutions of Virtues: Revisiting the Underpinnings of Rhetorical Education, Eric Reid Hamilton

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360-Degree Analysis of the Produce Prescription (Rx) Program, Joel Hamilton

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Identification of Biomarker Systems in the Human Brain and Lung, Yuqing Hang

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The Economic Value of Electricity Reliability, Seyedmajid Hashemi

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Bayesian Framework for Causal Inference in Complex Data Structure, Li He

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Advancing Waterfowl Ecology and Management: Assessments of an Online Course, Professional Credentials, and Graduate Student Publication Performance, Lauren Hernandez-Rubio

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Altared Bodies: Evangelical Purity Rhetorics in the Age of Sexual Politics, Victoria G. Houser

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Rapid Isolation and Quantification of Exosome and Lentivirus by Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography on a Polyester Capillary-Channeled Polymer Fiber Stationary Phase, Sisi Huang

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Improving the Security and Safety of Transportation Cyber-Physical Systems, Md Mhafuzul Islam

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Risk-Based Freeway Merging and Lane-Changing Decisions for Autonomous Vehicles, Weimin Jin

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Flexible Molecular Dynamics for Simulating Ion-Surface Scattering Trajectories, Patrick Roy Johnson

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A Multifunctional Tool for the Electrokinetic Manipulation and Characterization of Cells, Devin Monroe Keck

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Power and Agency in Teachers' Digital Writing Feedback: A Virtual Education Environment, Alicia Kelley

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Plasmon Enhanced GaN MEMS Photoacoustic Sensors, Digangana Khan

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Security and Reliability of Vehicular Networks and Autonomous Vehicle Applications Using Artificial Intelligence and Edge Computing in a Cyber-Physical Systems Environment, MD Zadid Khan

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Short-Term Variability of Atmospheric Tides in Earth’s Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere Region, Komal Kumari

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Exact Controllability and Inverse Problem for the Mindlin-Timoshenko System, Jason Alexander Kurz

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The Effects of Composition on the Structural Symmetry, Ionic Conductivity, and Stability of Garnet-type Li7La3Zr2O12, Changlong Li

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Personality Style Clusters Using Unsupervised Machine Learning, Joseph Ligato

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A Critical Evaluation of China’s Thirteenth Five-Year Plans for Economic and Social Development, Shaobo Li

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Bayesian Poisson Log-normal Model with Regularized Time Structure and Spatial Framework for Mortality Projection of Multi-population, Zhen Liu

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Generation and Manipulation of Higher Order Fractional and Integer Bessel Gaussian Beams, Wenzhe Li

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Experimental Evaluation of System Identification Techniques and Development of a Bayesian Damage Detection Strategy for Drive-By Health Monitoring, William Robert Locke

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Interaction Techniques for In-the-Moment Privacy Control Over Data Generated by Wearable Technologies, Byron M. Lowens

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Intersections of Ageism and Gender Stigma: Exploring Long-Term Care Employees’ Attitudes Towards Aging, Tarah Loy

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Visually Guided Action for the Person-Plus-Object System: Generalizing the Optic Flow Equalization Control Law to Asymmetrical Bodies, Kathryn Lucaites

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Fabrication of Cerium- and Uranium-Based Ceramic Microspheres Using the Sol-Gel Process with Polymer Additives, Jianxing Ma

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New Strategies to Combat Fouling in Membrane-Based Water Treatment Applications, Anna Malakian

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Chasing Supermassive Black Holes at the Dawn of the Universe, Lea Marcotulli

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Optimization Models and Algorithms for Vehicle Routing and Target Surveillance, Joshua Taylor Margolis

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Effects of Exogenous Glucocorticoid Infusion at Birth on Appetitic Center Brain Development During Early Postnatal Life and Its Impact on Voluntary Feed Intake in Beef Cattle, Keelee Jae McCarty

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Examining the Everyday Life of Child Care Workers: How Low Wages and the Lack of Benefits Affect Their Lives and Decisions About Employment, Amanda Megan McDougald Scott

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First Principles Methods for Calculating Thermoelectric Transport Properties, Fanchen Meng

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Confronting Becky: An Autocritographic Examination of White Women's Gendered Racism in Higher Education, Rebecca Morgan

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Three Essays in Political Economy, Shilpi Mukherjee

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Integrating Game Mechanics with Basic Programming Concepts to Teach K-12 Students, Olivia Nche

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Improving Disaster Resilience by Quantifying Wildland Urban Interface Community Ember Exposure, Dac Trong Nguyen

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Black, Confident, and Capable: The Science Student Beliefs of Four Black Male Science Students in a Rural Middle School Science Classroom, Adeyanju Okungbowa

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Resident and Staff Attitudes on Leisure and Leisure Constraints in Residential Programs for Individuals in Early Recovery from Substance Use Disorders, Jason Page

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Forest/People, Taylor Andrew Parker

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Exploring the Role of Individual Differences in Function Structure Modeling: A Theory Building Approach, Apurva Rajesh Patel

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Determinants of Consumer Decisions in an Online Marketplace: The Decision-Making Process in the Home Improvement Service Domain, Amal Pradeep Ponathil

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An Analysis of Presence and User Experiences Over Time, John J. Porter III

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Evaluating Pea (Pisum sativum L.) for Nutritional Traits and Implications for Organic Agriculture and Biofortification, Sarah Powers

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Essays on Capital Expenditure, Business Model, and Operating Performance in the Global Semiconductor Industry, Guangshun Qiao

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Consumer Preferences for Value Added Products: A Case Study for South Carolina, English Lane Ratliff

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Progress Toward the Development of Inhibitory Small Molecules for the Bacteroides and Toxoplasma Microorganisms, Kerrick Connor Rees

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Systems Modeling to Predict Mechano-Chemo Interactions In Cardiac Fibrosis, Jesse Daniel Rogers

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Pediatric Asthma Management: Navigating Child, Family, Healthcare, and Community Factors, Laura Rolke

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Uncovering the Nonlinear Dynamics of Origami Folding, Sahand Sadeghi

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Exploring the Role of Youth-Adult Relationships in Promoting Positive Outcomes of Youth: An Application of the Rhodes’ Mentoring Model, Alexandra Sandoval

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Small Molecule Disruption of Starch Utilization in Bacteroides as a Non-Bactericidal Therapeutic Method, Anthony Daniel Santilli

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Genomics-Assisted Breeding for Grain Yield and Composition in Sorghum, Sirjan Kumar Sapkota

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“We are girls. We are warriors. We are writers”: Middle School Girls and Gender Identity Construction in an After-School Writing Workshop, Mary-Celeste Schreuder

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Exploring Alternatives to Quantum Nonlocality, Indrajit Sen