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Dissertations from 2016

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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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Radiative Transfer Using Path Integrals for Multiple Scattering in Participating Media, Paul Michael Kilgo

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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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A Critical Analysis of Factors that Contribute to Maasai Land Appropriation: The Case of Maasai Land Appropriation in Kajiado and Narok Counties in Kenya, Ben R. Koissaba

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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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Effective and Economical Content Delivery and Storage Strategies for Cloud Systems, Yuhua Lin

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Towards An Efficient Cloud Computing System: Data Management, Resource Allocation and Job Scheduling, Jinwei Liu

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Synthesis of Hydrofluorocarbon Ethers and New Amorphous Fluoropolymers with Cyclic Fluorocarbon Ether Units, Xiaolin Liu

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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

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The Intentionality of Coaching Responses: Connecting Stances to Practices, Leigh Martin

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Conjugated Polymers Under Confinement: Molecular Dynamics Simulations Study, Sabina Maskey

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Affordance-based Design Product Evolution Using Customer Feedback, Ivan Mata

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Efficient and Reliable Task Scheduling, Network Reprogramming, and Data Storage for Wireless Sensor Networks, Biswajit Mazumder

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The Impact Institutional Culture has on Women's Political Leadership Efficacy Development, Laura McMaster

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Mitigating Risks of Oil Sands Process Affected Water Using Hybrid Constructed Wetland Treatment Systems, Andrew David McQueen

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Efficient Analytics for Large Implicit Correlation Networks, Raghuveer Mohan

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Software Development and Platform Adoption as Successive Games of Real Options Investment and Valuation, John Yates Monteith

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Exploring the Interface of Genetics, Genomics, and Older Adults, Scott Emory Moore

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Effects of Mismatched Math Self-Efficacy and Performance on Behaviors and Attitudes of Engineering Students with Poor Math Preparation, Gustavo Moran

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Characterization and Modeling of Bond-Loss Behavior in Pretensioned Concrete I-Girders, Behnam Naji

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Combined Biological and Chemical Mechanisms for Degradation of Insensitive Munitions, Jolanta Barbara Niedźwiecka

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Administrative Best Practices to Influence Culture in a Rural Middle School of Poverty, John David Nixon

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Targeted Nano-Therapeutices for the Reversal of Calcification and ECM Degradation in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Nasim Nosoudi

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Surprise. Aesthetics and Sensibilities of Rhetorics, Matthew J. Osborn

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Learning Energy Literacy Concepts from Energy-Efficient Homes, Frederick Eugene Paige

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A National Survey of Literacy Faculty Practices, Beliefs, and Attitudes Toward Online Courses, Sangho Pang

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Modeling, Hybridization, and Optimal Charging of Electrical Energy Storage Systems, Yasha Parvini

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Creating Biomaterials from Plant-derived Recombinant Spider Silk-like Proteins, Congyue Peng

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Formulation and Characterization of an Antimicrobial Coating Containing Nisin for Large Scale Food Package Converting Processes, Michele Christine Perna

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An Interpretative Phenomenological Study Exploring the Experiences of African American Males in Same Race/Gender Mentoring Relationships While Attending a Predominately White Institution in the South, Jonathan C. Pettigrew

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Studies in Organic Synthesis: Copper Mediated Allylic Substitutions, Synthesis of Spiro 3(2H)-Furanones, Intermolecular Halofunctionalization of Alkenes and Synthesis of Difluorovinyl Ethers, Alfredo Picado-Valenzuela

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The Impact of Leadership on School Culture and Student Achievement, Matthew Joseph Piotrowsky

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The Development of Polyurethane-based Solid-to-Solid Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage Applications, Claire Kway Poh

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Evaluating Indirect Calorimetry Methodology, Postural Energy Expenditure, and the Effects of Diet and Exercise Recommendations, Collin Jeffrey Popp

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Spectropolarimetry of Thermonuclear Supernovae, Amber Lynn Porter

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Towards Structuring Smart Grid: Energy Scheduling, Parking Lot Allocation, and Charging Management, Mehdi Rahmani-Andebili

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Product-Process Coupling to Enable Continuous Improvement of Assembly Processes, Rahul Sharan Renu

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Humoral Immune Responses in Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and Kemp's Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Sea Turtles, Maria L. Rodgers

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Development of Position-Dependent Luminescent Sensors: Spectral Rulers and Chemical Sensing Through Tissue, Melissa M. Rogalski

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Gravitation and Cosmology with York Time, Philipp Roser

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Development of an Automated Electrical Impedance Tomography System and Its Implementation in Cementitious Materials, Tao Ruan

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Development of an Automated Impedance Tomography System and Its Implementation in Cementitious Materials, Tao Ruan

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Impact of Ionizing Radiation Dose and Dose Rate on Adipose Stem Cell Function, Matthew Connor Rusin

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Trust-Based Control of (Semi)Autonomous Mobile Robotic Systems, Hamed Saeidi

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Design of a Wide Area Controller Using Eigenstructure Assignment in Power Systems, Parimal Saraf

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An Investigation Into the Generality of a Graphical Representation of Program Code for Source to Source Translation, Stephen Schaub

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The Influence of Architecture and Composition on the Evolution on Thin Films During Sliding Contact, Bradley Matthew Schultz

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Instructional Coaches and the Development of Relational Trust, Kristin Adams Schulze

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Exploring the Connections Between Literary Places, Literary Texts, and Tourist Performance, Alana Nicole Seaman

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Environmental Toxicants and Unsaturated Fatty Acids Alter Toxicant Sensitivity and Allocation of Polar Lipids in Daphnia Magna, Namrata Sengupta

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Topological Phenomena in Metals and Superconductors, Girish Sharma

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Impacts of Laurel Wilt Disease on Native Persea of the Southeastern United States, Timothy M. Shearman

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Quantifying Drivers' Responses to Failures of Semi-autonomous Vehicle Systems, Sijun Shen

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Advanced Cathode Materials and Electroanalytical Techniques for Proton Exchange Membrane Hydrogen-Oxygen Fuel Cells, Jamie A. Shetzline

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Interfacial Properties of Siloxane Containing Semifluorinated Diblock Copolymer and Nanocomposite Under Confinement, Umesh M. Shrestha

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Development of Sulfur and Selenium Halogen Bonded Synthons and Mechanosynthesis of Halogen Bonded Cocrystals, Adam Michael Siegfried

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Interface Shear Transfer in Reinforced Concrete Members: Code Evaluation, Modeling, and Testing, Mahmoodreza Soltani

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Defect Assisted Growth of Copper-Silicide Nanostructures on Si(100) and Si(111), Endu Sekhar Srinadhu

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Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of Iron(II)- and Zinc(II) Complexes of Imidazole Thione and Selone Ligands: Investigations into Oxidation Mechanisms, Bradley Scott Stadelman

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Social Entrepreneurialism as Economic Development Policy, Peter Staples

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Quantifying Sustainability in Wastewater Treatment: Examples in Algaculture, Muriel Steele

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Experiment-Based Validation and Uncertainty Quantification of Partitioned Models: Improving Predictive Capability of Multi-Scale Plasticity Models, Garrison N. Stevens

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The Drive to Deceive: Lance Armstrong's Image Repair and Maintenance, S. Andrew Stowe

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Sustainable Enrollment Management: A Dynamic Network Analysis, Forrest Murray Stuart

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Ecology of Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) and Implications for Management on Soybean, Francesca Louise Stubbins

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Exploring the Perceptions of Campus Climate Among Mixed Race Students Attending a Predominantly White Institution, Catherine Team Sturm

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Geographic Diversification and Commercial Bank Insolvency Risk and Essays on Crowdfunding and Subscription Games, Andrew Swanson

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Novel Chemical Crosslinking to Stabilize Extracellular Matrix for Bioprosthetic Heart Valve Materials to Resist Calcification and Structural Degradation, Hobey Tam

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Wide Area Signals Based Damping Controllers for Multimachine Power Systems, Ke Tang

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Design, Modeling and Control of a Thermal Management System for Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Xinran (William) Tao

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Experimental and Numerical Modeling of Wildfire Spread via Fire Spotting, Ali Tohidi

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Comprehensive Investigation into the Utility of Amnion Membrane Derived Stem Cells for Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine Applications, Natasha Topoluk

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Spatial Analysis of the Nutritional Risk of Older Adults Participating in the Older Americans Act Program in South Carolina, 2013, Maciel Ugalde

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N-Nitrosodimethylamine in Drinking Water: Temporal Formation Potential Patterns in Source Waters and Treatability of Precursors, Habibullah Uzun

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The Effects of Mathematics Placement on Successful Completion of an Engineering Degree and how One Student Beat the Odds, Jennifer Elizabeth Van Dyken

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The Impact of Marital Satisfaction on the Utilization of Mental Health Services Among Soldiers, Dana Lee Varkis

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Ruminant Supplementation of Gluconeogenic Substrates Via Drinking Water, Gabriela Volpi-Lagreca

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Parent and Family Engagement Practices: A Case Study of A Pre-Collegiate Summer Program, De Morris Walker

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Opportunities for Innovation: Game-based Learning in an Engineering Senior Design Course, Erica B. Walker

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Development of a New Multimodal Membrane Adsorber and Its Application in Chromatographic Bioseparations, Juan Wang

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Investigation of Advanced Engine Cooling Systems - Optimization and Nonlinear Control, Tianwei (Thomas) Wang

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Studies of Molecular Mechanisms of Royal Jelly Mediated Healthspan Promotion in Caenorhabditis Elegans, Xiaoxia Wang

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Estimation and Control of Traffic Relying on Vehicular Connectivity, Nianfeng Wan

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Time Based Modeling of Storage Facility Operations, Nadeepa Devapriya Wickramage

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Synthesis and Applications of Highly Concentrated Silver Nanoparticles with an Ultra-Thin Silica Shell, Daniel R. Willett

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Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Adsorption in Functionalized Memebranes, Anastasia Bridner Wilson

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Kernel Smoothing and Tolerance Intervals for Hierarchical Data, Christopher Wilson