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Dissertations from 2020

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Production and Characterization of Uranium Sol Gel Surrogates Produced with Cerium Acetate and Cerium Nitrate, Matthew Brett Alford

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Making Pandora’s Box: The Politics of Science Funding, Grant A. Allard

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Functional Attributes of Post-Disturbance Regeneration in Puerto Rican Tropical Dry Forest, Tristan Alan Pierre Allerton

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Microbiological Safety of Halal Beef in the United States, Omar Ahmed Al-Mahmood

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Considering Disaster Volunteer Behavior and the Work Environment in Managerial Decision Making, Abdelwahab B. Ali Alwahishie

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Development and Application of Sustainable Binders Comprising of Fly Ash and Ground Glass Fibers in Portland Cement and Geopolymer Concrete, Omar Alsanusi Amer

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Interkingdom Communication: The Role of Cyclic Di-nucleotides, Specifically 3’,5’-Cyclic Diguanylate, in Attraction and Immunomodulation of Caenorhabditis elegans, Joseph Angeloni

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Essays on Economic Conditions and the Living Arrangements of Young Adults, Khundkar Mohammad Arefin Kamal

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Engineered Porous Electrodes for High Performance Li-Ion Batteries, Milad Azami Ghadkolai

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“How Do I Shrink Myself?” A Veteran Assistant Principal’s Micropolitical Experiences in an Unfamiliar Rural School, Jason Michael Bailey

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Essays on State Agency and Higher Education Appropriation, Sulaiman Balogun

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Codes and Sequences for Information Retrieval and Stream Ciphers, Travis Alan Baumbaugh

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A Computational Framework for Axisymmetric Linear Elasticity and Parallel Iterative Solvers for Two-Phase Navier–Stokes, Alistair R. Bentley

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Reading with Daddy: Parent Gender, Joint Book Reading, and Emergent Literacy Growth, Julia Kate Bentley

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Illuminating Perceptions of Social-Ecological Complexity for More Holistic Management of Parks and Protected Areas, Michael Patrick Blacketer

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A Channel-Access Framework for Scheduling Transmission Assignments in Ad Hoc Networks with Rate Adaptive Radios, Vikas Bollapragada Subrahmanya

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Girls' Construction of Mathematical Discourse in Single-Sex and Coeducational Classroom Environments, McKenzie Hoxit Brittain

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Atomic Data Needs in Laboratory Astrophysics: Experimental Methods for Spectroscopy and Charge Exchange with Ions, Steven James Bromley

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Guanidinium Sulfation Crystallization: Strategy for Enantiomeric Identification and Diastereomeric Resolution, Beau Ryan Brummel

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Student Journalists and Mass Communication Ethics – Attitudes and Pedagogy, Karyn S. Campbell

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Homomorphic Encryption and Cryptanalysis of Lattice Cryptography, Benjamin M. Case

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Contraceptive Provision and Initiation Among Women With and Without Substance Use Disorders: Trends, Patterns and Practices, Elizabeth Charron

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Three Papers in Applied Macroeconomics, Jeremy Worthington Choquette

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Let There Be Dragons! Towards Designing an Engaging Quest that Enhances Curiosity and Learning About Genetics, Karen Rebecca Clark

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“Lost in the Sauce”: How Early Childhood Educators Navigate the Process of Reporting Child Sexual Abuse, Amaris Josephine Cordero

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MICA-G129R: A Bifunctional Fusion Protein Bridging Natural Killer Cells and PRLR-positive Breast Cancer Cells, Hui Ding

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Multi-point Monin–Obukhov Similarity Theory in the Convective Atmospheric Surface Layer Using Matched Asymptotic Expansions, Mengjie Ding

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Development of Seaweed Biodegradable Nanocomposite Films Reinforced with Cellulose Nanocrystals for Food Packaging, Hansol Doh

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Essays on the Industrial Organization of Internet Markets, Ahmed Eddhir

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The Daytime Conspicuity Benefits of Rear-Facing Bike Lights, Darlene Edewaard

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Student Perceptions of Learning in Cooperative Education Experiences, An Embedded Mixed Methods Study, Katherine Ehlert

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A Bayesian Approach to Computer Model Calibration and Model-Assisted Design, Carl Ehrett

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Pavement Surface Evaluation Using Mobile Terrestrial LiDAR Scanning Systems, Afshin Famili

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Perceived Preparation in Prospective Career Ready Students Attending a Rural High School in South Carolina, Tina K. Faulkner

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Dynamics and Control of Nonholonomic Systems with Internal Degrees of Freedom, Vitaliy Fedonyuk

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Towards More Efficient Behavioral Coding of Teamwork via Machine Learning, Michelle Leigh Flynn

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Investigating Metal-Mediated DNA Damage Prevention by Antioxidants and Examining the Role of Metals in Fluconazole-Mediated DNA Damage, Andrea A. E. Gaertner

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The Role of Low Carbon Alcohol Fuels in Advanced Combustion, Brian Gainey

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Coordination and Privacy Preservation in Multi-Agent Systems, Huan Gao

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Accelerated Molecular Dynamics for the Exascale, Andrew Garmon

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Using Heparin-Coated Nanoparticles in the Treatment of Neointimal Hyperplasia, Nardine M. Ghobrial

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Individual, Population, and Community-Level Drivers of Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) Population Dynamics, Laura Gigliotti

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Leadership, Competencies, and Clinical Supervision: A Mixed-Methods Study of Clinical Supervision in Recreational Therapy, Heather Bright Gleghorn

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The Uncertainty Principle in Control Theory for Partial Differential Equations, Andrew Walton Green

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Spectroscopic Insights into the Nano-Bio Interface: Implications and Applications, Wren E. Gregory

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Investigating New CTE Teachers’ Training and Support and How It Influences Teacher Efficacy, Mary Hanna

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Analysis of Allocation Rules for Heart Transplantation, Farhad Hasankhani Kohneh Shahri

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Application of Genomics in Nursing Practice, Elizabeth Cameron Hassen

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The Materials Science and Engineering of Advanced YB-Doped Glasses and Fibers for High-Power Lasers, Thomas Wade Hawkins

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Role of CYP2B in Unsaturated Fatty Acid Metabolism, Obesity, and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Melissa Heintz

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Investigating the Extent of the Problem: Injury Epidemiology in Cross-Country and Track & Field, Christopher Lee Hopkins

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Principal Support of Inclusive Educational Practices: A Multi-Case Study, Muri Howle

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Multi Sensor Multi Target Perception and Tracking for Informed Decisions in Public Road Scenarios, Andinet Negash Hunde

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Investigation of the Thermal Performance of Wall Systems with Significant Thermal Mass, Nathaniel Huygen

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Mechanical Properties of Thin-Film Composite Membranes and Their Role in Osmotic Processes, Jaime Andres Idarraga-Mora

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Thermoelectrics: Ecological Profile and Fundamental Principles for Sustainability, Rakesh Krishnamoorthy Iyer

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The Importance of Play: Identification with Video Game Characters' Intersectional Effects on Bias, Marie A. Jarrell

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A Study of Quasi-Birth-Death Processes and Markovian Bitcoin Models, Kayla Doris Javier

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Artificial Intelligence for Resilience in Smart Grid Operations, Randeniya Vidanage Iroshani Jayawardene

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The Child Care Tax Credit, Maternal Labor Supply, and Children’s Well-being, Haibin Jiang

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A Model of Understanding Choice of University by International Students: A Two-Case Study, Shuiping Jiang

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Ultrafast Laser Pulse Interaction with Dielectric Materials: Numerical and Experimental Investigations on Ablation and Micromachining, Xiao Jia

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Burnout and Poor Health Resulting from Resource Loss: A Longitudinal Examination of Loss Spirals, Elyssa Johnson

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Using Incremental Rehearsal for Subtraction Fact Fluency Among Elementary Students with Mathematics Difficulties, Friggita Johnson

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Value Creation Stories: Professional Learning Experiences of Artist-Teachers, Madeline Harlan Jurek

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Using a Bayesian Framework to Develop 3D Gestural Input Systems Based on Expertise and Exposure in Anesthesia, Katherina Ann Jurewicz

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Quantum Nonequilibrium in De Broglie-Bohm Theory and its Effects in Black Holes and the Early Universe, Adithya Pudukkudi Kandhadai

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Applying Statistical Mechanics to Improve Computational Sampling Algorithms and Interatomic Potentials, Mariia Karabin

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An Exploration of Student Reasoning about Undergraduate Computer Science Concepts: An Active Learning Technique to Address Misconceptions, Cazembe Kennedy

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Shelf Life Extension of Fresh Strawberries Packaged in Clamshells with Chlorine Dioxide Generating Sachets, Samuel J. Kessler

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Essays on Tactical and Operational Problems in Healthcare, Mahsa Kiani

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The Appraisal of Stressors as an Outcome: Novel Directions on the Conceptualization and Measurement of Work Stress, Zachary Klinefelter

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X-Panding Halogen Bonding Interactions: Hybrid Cocrystals Composed of Ionic Halides, Iodine and Organoiodines, Khadijatul Kobra

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Hydrothermal Crystal Growth and Characterization of Refractory Oxides Containing 4d, 5d Transition Metal Ions and Lanthanides, Mudithangani Kolambage

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Flexible Congestion Management for Error Reduction in Wireless Sensor Networks, William Kolodzey

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UAV-Assisted Water Quality Monitoring, Cengiz Koparan

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Synthesis, Supercritical Fractionation, and Kinetic Modeling of Pyrene Pitch Oligomers, William Cabell Lamie

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School-Based Instructional Leadership and Problem Solving: Principals’ Descriptions of Shared Issue Resolution, Donald C. Lawrimore, Jr.

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Argument as a Context to Understand Students' Biology Epistemology, Dennis Michael Lee

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Uncertainty Principles in Framed Hilbert Spaces, Haodong Li

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Optimizing Energy Savings for a Fleet of Commercial Autonomous Vehicles via Centralized and Decentralized Platooning Decisions, Dahui Liu

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Healthy Designed Environments for Pre-school Children: Investigating Ways to Optimize the Restoration Experience in Nature-based Outdoor Play Environments, Xiaotong Liu

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Investigating Obfuscation as a Tool to Enhance Photo Privacy on Social Networks Sites, Yifang Li

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Experimental Characterization and Biological Assessments of Polymeric Mesh Implants, Xinyue Lu

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The Trump Effect and the Damage Done: A Mixed Methods Study Exploring Sociopolitical Hostility and Teacher Responses in Language Classrooms, Stephanie Madison Schenck

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Power Scaling of Single-Mode Ytterbium and Erbium High-Power Fiber Lasers, Tuerhong Maitiniyazi

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Patterns and Processes of Speciation and Phenotypic Diversification in Palm-Pitvipers (Viperidae: Bothriechis), Andrew James Mason

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Geometric-based Optimization Algorithms for Cable Routing and Branching in Cluttered Environments, Nafiseh Masoudi

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Internal Migration, Social Capital and Subjective Wellbeing in Albania: The Case of Kamza Town, Merita Hysen Mece

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Simulated and Applied Precision Feeding System of High and Low Forage Diets with Different Fat Sources and Sequences of Dietary Fat Concentration in In-Vitro and In-Vivo Studies, Saad Ali M. Hussein

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Statistical Models for the Analysis of Complex Data, Stefani Mokalled

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A Framework for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Emerging Technologies at Low Technology Readiness Levels, Sheikh Moniruzzaman Moni

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An Integrative Approach Concerning Radiological Protection of the Environment: Plant Influence on Biogeochemistry and Transport, Plant Uptake, and Non-Human Biota Dosimetry for Select Radionuclides, Dawn Angel Montgomery

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Factors Influencing Students’ Choice of an Institution of Higher Education, Michael Bryan Moody

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Inquiry Complete: Experiences and Positive Career Outcomes Among Creative Inquiry Participants, John Morgan

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A Study on the Dynamic Manipulation of Structured Light Using Orbital Angular Momentum for Wireless Underwater Links, Kaitlyn S. Morgan

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Electron-rich Alkynes and Azodicarboxylates Chemistry Towards Vicinal Diamine Motif Containing Small Molecules and N-Heterocycles, Chandima Jeewantha Narangoda

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Forming Impressions on Computer-Mediated Healthcare Peer-Support Systems for Informal Caregivers, Shraddhaa Narasimha

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Essays on the Determinants of Human Capital Investment, Elijah Neilson

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Influence of Selected Supplementary Cementitious Materials on Properties of 3D Printable Cementitious Mixture for Application in Additive Manufacturing, Haripriya Nekkanti