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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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Enhancing the Performance of Text Mining, Farah Mahmoud Al Shanik

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Methods and Applications of Synthetic Data Generation, Jason Anderson

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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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Developing Design and Analysis Framework for Hybrid Mechanical-Digital Control of Soft Robots: from Mechanics-Based Motion Sequencing to Physical Reservoir Computing, Priyanka B. Bhovad

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Selected Topics in Network Optimization: Aligning Binary Decision Diagrams for a Facility Location Problem and a Search Method for Dynamic Shortest Path Interdiction, Alexey Bochkarev

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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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Effects of Food-Grade Nonionic Surfactants on the Iron-Catalyzed Oxidative Stability of Lycopene in Oil-in-Water Emulsions, Jeffrey Allen Bowles

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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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“You Can’t Hide Behind Being a House”: Examining the Policy Process, Design, and Implementation of Short-Term Rental Regulations, a Case Study of Nashville, TN, Jamie L. Cathey

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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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Building Leadership Capacity in an Instructional Coach: A Principal’s Contribution to the Growth of a Leader Through the Lens of Complexity Leadership Theory, Lori Corley

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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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Reinforcement Learning Based Design Methodology for Building Performance: A Case of Building Facades with Kinetic Elements, Sida Dai

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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 Human-Centric System for Symbolic Reasoning About Code, Megan Fowler

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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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Enabling DNA-Informed Breeding for Disease Resistance in Peach, Wanfang Fu

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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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Influencing the Inflammatory Response Through Multi-Scale Geometry, Antibiotic Release, and Fluid Management in a Textile-Based Biomaterial Wound Dressing, Elizabeth Gianino

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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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A Critical Analysis of the Discourse of Culturally Responsive Curriculum Within South Carolina’s Secondary U.S. History and Constitution Standards, James L. Goude

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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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Interventions to Increase Prospective Teacher Candidates' Praxis II Content Exam Scores, Takara Hart

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Personalized Professional Development Using Improvement Science: Induction Teachers’ Sense of Teacher Self-Efficacy, Natasha Yvette Harvin-Wright

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The Economic Value of Electricity Reliability, Seyedmajid Hashemi

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“I Thought I was Going to War”: Experiences of Health-Care Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic – An Exploration of ProjectCOPE, Smith F. Heavner

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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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Identification of Biomarker Systems of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Uterine Cancer, Allison Hickman

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Towards Understanding Protein Immobilization Rules Through Site-Specific Covalent Immobilization of T4 Lysozyme, Maxwell Hilbert

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Integrating Degradation Forecasting and Abatement Framework Into Advanced Distribution Management System, Huu Phuong Hoang

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

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Secure Data Collection and Analysis in Smart Health Monitoring, Pei Huang

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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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Lifting as We Climb: A Hermeneutic Phenomenology on How Black Women Administrators Develop Their Leader Identity at Predominantly White Institutions, Jameka Jackson

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Recapture and Reuse of Nitrogen and Phosphorus from Rendered Animal Materials to Enhance Nutrient Use Efficiency and Produce Quality in Agricultural Crop, Bhupinder Jatana

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An Algorithm for Biobjective Mixed Integer Quadratic Programs, Pubudu Jayasekara Merenchige

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Arbitrage among Stablecoins, Peiyun Jin

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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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Exploring the Role of AMPK in Nutrient Sensing and Signaling in the Human Parasite Trypanosoma brucei, Jessica Jones

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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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Stimuli-Responsive and Electrically Conductive Metal-Organic Frameworks, Amina Khatun

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Mechanical Interfacial Locking and Multiscale Modeling Of Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites for Structural Applications, Anmol Kothari

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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 Use of Improvement Science by a Principal to Increase Teacher Satisfaction and Teacher Retention Rates in an Elementary School Setting, Melissa Lynn LaBerge

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Toxicity and Effects of Tire Crumb Rubber in the Aquatic Environment, Stephanie LaPlaca

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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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Deep Learning Based Speech Enhancement and Its Application to Speech Recognition, Ju Lin

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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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Essays on the Housing Market in China and Some Evidence on Inflation Targeting, Yanchao 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