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Dissertations from 2017

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A Resilient Control Approach to Secure Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) with an Application on Connected Vehicles, Zoleikha Abdollahi Biron

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The Economics of Political Violence, Jordan Adamson

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Evaluating the Impact of the Physical Fidelity of the Learning Environment on Skill Acquisition, Retention, and Application, Myrtede Alfred

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Balancing and Sequencing of Mixed Model Assembly Lines, Anas Alsayed Alghazi

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Biology and Behavior of the Asian Needle Ant, Brachyponera chinensis , Hamilton Ross Allen

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The Influence of Corporate Social Responsibility on the Decision-Making Process of Music Festival-Goers: Findings from a Survey-Embedded Experiment, Yahya A. Alzghoul

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Conjugate Addition of Grignard Reagents to Dienones and Thioldienoates, and Copper-Mediated Allylic Substitutions, Emmanuel Amoah

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Carbon and Boron Nitride Nanocomposites for Electrically and/or Thermally Conductive Materials, Ankoma Dihon Anderson Sr.

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Student Development as Cross-Disciplinary Team Members: Real-Time Observations of Student Experiences During a Team Project, Rachel Kristen Anderson

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A New Multiscale Modeling Framework for Lithium-Ion Battery Dynamics: Theory, Experiments, and Comparative Study with the Doyle-Fuller-Newman Model, Harikesh Arunachalam

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Computational Insight into Structured Ionic Co-polymers from Molecule to Membrane, Dipak Aryal

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Manufacturing of Photovoltaic Devices, Power Electronics and Batteries for Local Direct Current Power Based Nanogrid, Amir Ahmed Asif

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Toxicity of Microplastics to Aquatic Organisms, Sarah Au

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Young Adults and the Labor Market, Timothy Jay Bacon

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Antifibrotic Effects of Vibratory Stimulation, Sooneon Bae

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Essays on Information Technology and Value Creation: Corporate Governance, Software Firm Acquisitions, and Entrepreneurial Signaling, Nikhil Ramkrishna Bandodkar

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Using Social Media to Foster Identification in Indonesia's 2014 Presidential Election: An Examination of Facebook Politics from Kenneth Burke's Dramatistic Perspective, Dina Septiani S. Basuki

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Suicidal behaviors among college students: Are transfer students at greater risk?, Laura S. Bogardus

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Network Coding for Packet Radio Networks, Siddhartha S. Borkotoky

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Whole Body Irradiation and Degradation of Structural and Functional Properties of Mouse Bone: X-rays, Protons, and Heavy Ions, Laura Christine Bowman

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Evaluation and Uncertainty Quantification of VS30 Models Using a Bayesian Framework for Better Prediction of Seismic Site Conditions, Andrew West Brownlow

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Survival, Recovery, and Inactivation of Human Norovirus Surrogates, Feline Calicivirus and Murine Norovirus, on Carpets, David Buckley

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Modeling Pulse Exposures From Copper Algaecides and Effects on Target and Non-Target Species, Alyssa J. Calomeni

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Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutions, A.D. Carson

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Three Essays on the Effect of Representation on Governance, César Emilio Castellón Chicas

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Connections between future time perspectives and self-regulated learning for mid-year engineering students: a multiple case study, Justine Chasmar

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In Vitro Diabetic-Hypertensive Cellular-Response Evaluation Model for In-Stent Restenosis, Varun Chawla

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Coaxial Cable Sensors Based on Fabry-Perot Interferometers and Their Applications in Distributed Sensing, Baokai Cheng

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Exploring the Key Determinants of Bicycle Share Program Use in a Leisure Context, Li-Hsin Chen

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Water-Tree Modelling and Detection for Underground Cables, Qi Chen

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Chaos to Permanence - Through Control Theory, Sherli Koshy Chenthittayil

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Thermal Inactivation of Desiccation-adapted Salmonella enterica in Physically Heat-treated Poultry Litter Used as Biological Soil Amendments, Zhao Chen

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Investigations of Shallow Flows and Laboratory Raindrop Morphodynamics, Md Nasimul Hoque Chowdhury

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Forest Management in Coastal Pine Forests: An Investigation of Prescribed Fire Behavior, Detrital Chemical Composition, and Potential Water Quality Impacts, Thomas Adam Coates

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Trace Plutonium Geochemistry in Hydrogeological Systems Containing Natural Organic Matter, Nathan Alec Conroy

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Development of New Bioinformatic Approaches for Human Genetic Studies, Jose Andres Guevara Coto

Preparing Education Leaders to Meet Diverse School Needs: A Cross-Case Analysis of Principal Preparation Programs, Angela W. Cox

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Radio-Frequency Sensors for Detection and Analysis of Chemical and Biological Substances, Yan Cui

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Acetate Metabolism: The physiological role of ADP-forming acetyl-CoA synthetase and acetate kinase in Entamoeba histolytica, Thanh Dang

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Radioanalytical Methods for Characterization of the Surface Modification of Nanoparticles, Kathleen Davis

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Examining the Effects of Altered Avatars on Perception-Action in Virtual Reality, Brian Day

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Development of a Tissue Engineered Mitral Valve, Christopher Patrick deBorde

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Turkish Pre-service Secondary Mathematics Teachers: An Examination of TPACK, Affect, and Their Relationship, Ercan Dede

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A Business School Living Learning Community: A Complexity Theory Study of Collaborative Engagement Using Network Analysis, Edward B. De Julio

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The Transmission of Environmental Values from Sources of Influence to Young Adults: Toward an Understanding of the Process Leading to Environmental Values Internalization, Gina L. Depper

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An Analysis of the Readiness Perceptions of Head Start Parents, Teachers, and Center Leaders in Early Childhood Education, Julie K. Desmangles

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Characterization and Evaluation of Ground Glass Fiber as a Cementitious Component in Portland Cement and Geopolymer Concrete Mixtures, Hassan Rashidian Dezfouli

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Examination of Objective and Subjective Financial Factors in Predicting Financial and Retirement Satisfaction in Male Retirees, Janet Donnelly

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Uranium-selective adsorbent materials for environmental radiation sensing, Christine Elizabeth Duval

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The Hierarchical Control Method for Coordinating a Group of Connected Vehicles on Urban Roads, Zhiyuan Du

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Investigating Embodied Interaction in Near-Field Perception-Action Re-Calibration on Performance in Immersive Virtual Environments, Elham Ebrahimi

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Ambient hues and audible cues: An approach to automotive user interface design using multi-modal feedback, Joshua Ime Asukwo Ekandem

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A Comprehensive Model and Modulation of Cellular Signaling Involved in Early Mammary Development and Aggressive Cancer Using a Novel Recombinant Protein of the G3 Domain of Laminin-5, Kathryn Adrian Elliott

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The Formation and Control of Selected Unregulated Disinfection By-products (DBPs) in Water Treatment, Mahmut Selim Ersan

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Identification of Genetic Variants Underlying Simple and Complex Canine Myopathies, Jacquelyn Marie Evans

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Integrating Tiny Houses into the American Urban Fabric: A Comparative Case Study of Land Use Policy Change in the Carolinas, Krista Evans

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The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on 30-Day Hospital Readmissions in South Carolina, Joseph Alexander Ewing

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The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on 30-day Hospital Readmissions in South Carolina, Joseph Alexander Ewing

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Factors Contributing to the Elimination of NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Wrestling Programs, Jason Robert Fair

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Exploratory Hydrothermal Synthesis and Crystal Growth of Refractory Rare-Earth Oxides with Tetravalent and Pentavalent Metal Oxide Building Blocks, Kyle Raymond Fulle

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Using Botnet Technologies to Counteract Network Traffic Analysis, Yu Fu

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The Role of Implementation in Leisure, Experiential Education, and Recreation, Ryan J. Gagnon

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Optimal Design of Gradient Materials and Bi-Level Optimization of Topology Using Targets (BOTT), Anthony Garland

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A Grounded Theory Investigation of Tenured, Women of Color Faculty at Predominantly White, Public, Research Institutions in the Southeastern United States, Stacey Diane Garrett

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Post-Diagnosis: A Networked Framework for Narrative Reassemblage, Kristen Gay

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Seismic Analysis of Light-Frame Wood Building with a Soft-Story Deficiency, Ershad Ziaei Ghehnavieh

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Average Frobenius Distributions for Elliptic Curves: Extremal Primes and Koblitz's Conjecture, Luke M. Giberson

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Naturally Derived Anti-Inflammatory and Antibacterial Coatings for Surgical Implants, Dmitry Gil

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Putting Your Best Face Forward: The Influence of Facial Cosmetics on Structured Employment Interview Ratings, Skye K. Gillispie

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Flexible and Fit: Examining the Relationship Between Flexible Work Arrangements and Employee Health, Kandice Goguen

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Assessing Non-Atomicity in Groups of Divisibility, Brandon G. Goodell

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A Targeted Drug Delivery Strategy for Trypanosomiasis Towards a Diastereoselective Boronate Ester Mediated Intramolecular Diels-Alder Cycloaddition, Heeren Manoj Gordhan

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Discretizations & Efficient Linear Solvers for Problems Related to Fluid Flow, Ryan R. Grove

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Income Inequality, Rapidly Rising Housing Prices and Overdevelopment of Houses in China, Tao Guan

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Strength and Serviceability Performances of Southern Yellow Pine Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) and CLT-Glulam Composite Beam, Mengzhe Gu

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Development of Linear and Branched Pre-pegylated Amino Acids for Site-specific Peptide Incorporation, Paris L. Hamilton

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Getting Connected: Understanding how digital tools support the collaborative practices of elementary teachers, Elizabeth Demastes Haun

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Modeling and Tracking Degradation in Electronic Components, James Hunter Hayes

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Moving Composition: Writing in a Mobile World, Joshua Paul Herron

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Sophisticated Batteryless Sensing, Josiah D. Hester

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Using Reflective Practice to Facilitate Conversations and Transform Instructional Practice for Middle School Science Teachers, Robbie L. Higdon

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Microwave Photonics for Distributed Sensing, Liwei Hua

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Expanding the Genetic Toolbox to Improve Metabolic Engineering in the Industrial Oleaginous Yeast, Yarrowia lipolytica, Murtaza Shabbir Hussain

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A Comprehensive Framework for White-Box Damage Detection in Structural Systems Based on Extended Constitutive Relation Error Method, Xiaoyu Hu

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Factors Affecting the Psychosocial Well-Being of Orphan and Separated Children in Five Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Which is More Important, Quality or Form of Care?, Hy V. Huynh

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Examining the Factors Related to How Black Master's Students Process Knowledge about Graduate School Utilizing Photo-Elicitation: A Grounded Theory Methodology Approach, Ashley L. Isreal

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Data Movement Challenges and Solutions with Software Defined Networking, Ryan Izard

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Using App Inventor to Explore Low-Achieving Students' Understanding of Fractions, Lorraine Ann Jacques

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Identifying and Quantifying the Zone of Indifference, Phillip W. Jasper

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Stress as a Badge of Honor: Relationships with Employee Performance, Health, and Well-Being, Kristen S. Jennings

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Understanding Teacher Effectiveness with Complexity and Network Theories, Xiaoyan (Gemma) Jiang

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Essays on Gender Roles and Child Investment in Developing Countries, Amanda Kerr

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A Theoretical Foundation for the Development of Process Capability Indices and Process Parameters Optimization under Truncated and Censoring Schemes, Anintaya Khamkanya

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Fabrication of Human Serum Albumin Film for Enhanced Hemocompatibility and Mitigation of Intimal Hyperplasia Under Physiologically Relevant Flow Shear Conditions, Astha Khanna

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Acetate Transport Is Essential for Survival and Virulence of Cryptococcus neoformans, Grace Naanyu Kisirkoi

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ADHD Medication on Child Welfare, Leah Kitashima

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Purification, Fractionation, and Characterization of Lignin from Kraft Black Liquor for Use as a Renewable Biomaterial, Adam Scott Klett

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Johnson-Lindenstrauss Transformations, Fiona Knoll

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Impacts of Exposure to a High Concentrate Based Diet on Marbling Development in Beef Cattle, Brandon Michael Koch

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Interrelationships Between Carbohydrate Fractions, Starch Degradability, and Unsaturated Fatty Acids in the Rumen and the Effects on Milk Fat Depressing Conditions, Louisa E. Koch