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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Consistency Analysis for Judgment Quantification in Hierarchical Decision Model, Mustafa Sulaiman Abbas (Dissertation)

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Exploratory Study of the Adoption and Use of the Smartphone Technology in Emerging Regions: Case of Saudi Arabia, Fahad Abdulaziz Aldhaban (Dissertation)

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Information Representation and Computation of Spike Trains in Reservoir Computing Systems with Spiking Neurons and Analog Neurons, Amin Almassian (Thesis)

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The Kazaks of Istanbul: A Case of Social Cohesion, Economic Breakdown and the Search for a Moral Economy, Daniel M. Auger (Thesis)

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Sex-Specific Fungal Communities of the Dioicous Moss Ceratodon purpureus, Mehmet Ali Balkan (Thesis)

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An Investigation of School-Based Specific Learning Disability Identification, Bonnie Heather Bartos (Dissertation)

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Survivorship and Breeding Dispersal Patterns of a Migratory, Socially Monogamous Passerine; the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus), Adam John Becker (Thesis)

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Travel Mode Choice Framework Incorporating Realistic Bike and Walk Routes, Joseph Paul Broach (Dissertation)

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A Chemistry Neutral Flow Battery Performance Model Development, Validation, and Application, Alasdair James Crawford (Thesis)

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Acid-Base Equilibria in Organic-Solvent/Water Mixtures and Their Relevance to Gas/Particle Partitioning in the Atmosphere and in Tobacco Smoke, Julia Lynn DeGagne (Thesis)

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On the Poverty, Rise, and Demise of International Criminal Law, Tiphaine Dickson (Dissertation)

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Cyclist Path Choices Through Shared Space Intersections in England, Allison Boyce Duncan (Dissertation)

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The Impact of Daily 5 and CAFE Literacy Framework on Reading Comprehension in Struggling Fourth Grade Readers: A Case Study, Sandra Lee Duty (Dissertation)

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Tryon Trekkers: An Evaluation of a STEM Based Afterschool Program for At-Risk Youth, Chessa Eckels Anderson (Thesis)

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Learning Through Nature: A Study of a Next Generation Science Standards Based Teacher Workshop that Blends Outdoor Learning Experiences with Formal Science, Ashley Fanning (Thesis)

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Arsenic Mobilization from Silicic Volcanic Rocks in the Southern Willamette Valley, Gabriela Ribeira de Sena Ferreira (Thesis)

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A Bridge Across the Pacific: A Study of the Shifting Relationship Between Portland and the Far East, Michael Todd Gagle (Thesis)

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Women as Transformational Leaders: Learning to Lead in the Community College, Jennifer R. Grove-Heuser (Dissertation)

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Substantive Representation by the Unelected: The Role of Staff Gender on Mayoral Priorities in U.S. Cities, Sara M. Hottman (Thesis)

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Assessing Sense of Place and Geo-literacy Indicators as Learning Outcomes of an International Teacher Professional Development Program, Nancee Hunter (Dissertation)

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Starts and Stops: Multimodal Practices for Walking as a Group in an Augmented Reality Place Based Game, Adam McFaul Jones (Thesis)

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"Like Drinking Water Out of a Fire Hydrant" Medical Education as Transformation: A Naturalistic Inquiry Into the Physician Assistant Student Experience, Patricia Kenney-Moore (Dissertation)

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Star Academics: Do They Garner Increasing Returns?, James Jeffrey Kline (Dissertation)

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Exploring Transnational Economic, Social, and Political Participation of Mexican Immigrants in Oregon, Anabel López Salinas (Dissertation)

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Intrastate Armed Conflict and Peacebuilding in Nepal: An Assessment of the Political and Economic Agency of Women, Gyanu Gautam Luintel (Thesis)

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Desirable Conversations: Sexuality and Women with Intellectual Disabilities, Neera Malhotra (Dissertation)

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Slope Failure Detection through Multi-temporal Lidar Data and Geotechnical Soils Analysis of the Deep-Seated Madrone Landslide, Coast Range, Oregon, Mike S. Marshall (Thesis)

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Finding the Missing Links: A Comparison of Social Network Analysis Methods, Shawn James Mehess (Thesis)

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The Peer Network as a Context for the Socialization of Academic Engagement, Linda Mary Newton-Curtis (Dissertation)

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A Systems Approach to Stress and Resilience in Humans: Mindfulness Meditation, Aging, and Cognitive Function, Barry S. Oken (Dissertation)

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Pharmaceutical Contaminants as Stressors on Rocky Intertidal and Estuarine Organisms: a Case Study of Fuoxetine, Joseph Richard Peters (Thesis)

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Growing STEM Education on the Playground: A Case Study of the Factors That Influence Teachers’ Use of School Gardens, Megan Poole (Thesis)

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Is Scholarship Advancing?: An Analysis of Fifteen Years of Framing Research, Joseph Zachary Provencher (Thesis)

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Behavior of Prestressed Concrete Beams with CFRP Strands, Yasir Matloob Saeed (Thesis)

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Creating a Learning Continuum: A Critical Look at the Intersection of Prior Knowledge, Outdoor Education, and Next Generation Science Standards Disciplinary Core Ideas and Practices, Trisha Leigh Schlobohm (Thesis)

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Exploring the Impact of an LD Diagnosis on the Self-Determination of Women in Poverty, Cynthia Jakes Stadel (Dissertation)

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Field Geology and Petrologic Investigation of the Strawberry Volcanics, Northeast Oregon, Arron Richard Steiner (Dissertation)

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An Investigation into Intermediate Grades Teachers' Noticing of the Mathematical Quality of Instruction, Krista Lynn Strand (Dissertation)

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Keeley Probes as a Tool for Uncovering Student Ideas: How Do Teachers Use Formative Assessment Probes to Plan and Adapt Instruction?, Kalin Sue Tobler (Thesis)

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One-Dimensional Nanostructure and Sensing Applications: Tin Dioxide Nanowires and Carbon Nanotubes, Hoang Anh Tran (Dissertation)

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Phylogeography of Two Species of the Genus Apochthonius Chamberlin, 1929, in the Pacific Northwest (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones), Brandi Lynn Welch (Thesis)

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The Design of a Simple, Spiking Sparse Coding Algorithm for Memristive Hardware, Walt Woods (Thesis)

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A Relevance Rule Organizing Responsive Behavior During Projectably Multi-Unit Tellings, Anri Zama (Thesis)

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Principal Leadership Practices in High Poverty K-5 Model Schools in Oregon, Janice Marie Adams (Dissertation)

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Experimental Investigation of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beams, Karrar Ali Al-lami (Thesis)

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Exploring Dietary Sacrifice in Intimate Relationships for Couples with Celiac Disease, Lindsey Marie Alley (Thesis)

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Fall Risk, Jacqueline Alnes (Closed Thesis)

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Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams Retrofitted in Flexure Using CFRP-NSM Technique, Salam Al-Obaidi (Thesis)

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Constant Interface Temperature Reliability Assessment Method: An Alternative Method for Testing Thermal Interface Material in Products, Christian Amoah-Kusi (Thesis)

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A Combined Energy and Geoengineering Optimization Model (CEAGOM) for Climate Policy Analysis, John George Anasis (Dissertation)

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Developing Key Sustainability Competencies through Real-World Learning Experiences: Evaluating Community Environmental Services, Erin Lorene Anderson (Thesis)

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Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Consequences of Loneliness: Health Behavior, Social Interactions, Self-Disclosure, and Perceived Responsiveness, Sarah Noel Arpin (Dissertation)

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Language Policy and Bilingual Education for Immigrant Students at Public Schools in Japan, Naomi Asakura (Thesis)

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Vortex Identification in the Wake of a Wind Turbine Array, Aleksandr Sergeyevich Aseyev (Thesis)

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The Floating Men: Portland and the Hobo Menace, 1890-1915, Marin Elizabeth Aurand (Thesis)

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Novel Methods for Learning and Adaptation in Chemical Reaction Networks, Peter Banda (Dissertation)

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On the Estimation of Volumes of Roadways: An Investigation of Stop-Controlled Minor Legs, Joel Stephen Barnett (Thesis)

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Development of an Optical Method for the Detection of Homocysteine as a Disease Biomarker Using Fluorescein-Aldehydes, Aabha Barve (Dissertation)

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The Effects of an Overnight Environmental Science Education Program on Students' Attendance Rate Change for Middle School Years, Jennifer Elizabeth Basham (Thesis)

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Nationalism in United States Foreign Policy in the Post 9/11 Era, Chris W. Baum (Thesis)

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Beyond Fruit: Examining Community in a Community Orchard, Emily Jane Becker (Thesis)

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Catholic Action in Twentieth-Century Oregon: The Divergent Political and Social Philosophies of Hall S. Lusk and Francis J. Murnane, Ian Alan Berge (Thesis)

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An Exploration of Bicyclist Comfort Levels Utilizing Crowdsourced Data, Bryan Philip Blanc (Thesis)

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The Europeanization of Political Parties; A Study of Political Parties in Poland 2009-2014, Dennis Jan Blew (Thesis)

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Modifications to a Cavity Ringdown Spectrometer to Improve Data Acquisition Rates, Gregory Alan Bostrom (Dissertation)

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Performance Metrics for Depth-based Signal Separation Using Deep Vertical Line Arrays, John Kenneth Boyle (Thesis)

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Localized Ecological and Educational Effects of Environmental Service-Learning in Portland, Oregon, Steven Matthew Braun (Dissertation)

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The Response of Zooplankton Communities in Montane Lakes of Different Fish Stocking Histories to Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition Simulations, Jeffrey Thomas Brittain (Thesis)

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Using Landsat TM Imagery to Monitor Vegetation Change Following Flow Restoration to the Lower Owens River, California, Lesley Crandell Bross (Thesis)

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Developmental Perspectives on Motivational Resilience: Predictors of Eighth-grade At-risk Students' Academic Engagement and Achievement, Heather Anne Brule (Thesis)

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Misery Poker, Marina Callahan (Closed Thesis)

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The Role of Emotional Support Consistency and Child Risk Factors in Predicting Pre-K Cognitive and Social-Emotional Development, Amy Lynn Cannell-Cordier (Thesis)

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Landforms along the Lower Columbia River and the Influence of Humans, Charles Matthew Cannon (Thesis)

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Challenges, Experiences, and Future Directions of Senior Centers Serving the Portland Metropolitan Area, Melissa Lynn Cannon (Dissertation)

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Die unbewältigte Vergangenheit: the Third Generation and the Holocaust in Recent Literature and Film, Dana Lynne Capage (Thesis)

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Deepwater, Katrina Marie Carrasco (Closed Thesis)

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Dynamic Job Satisfaction Shifts: Implications for Manager Behavior and Crossover to Employees, David Ellis Caughlin (Dissertation)

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Global Time-Independent Agent-Based Simulation for Transactive Energy System Dispatch and Schedule Forecasting, Shawn Aaron Chandler (Thesis)

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Characterization, DNA Binding and Cleavage Activities of New Prodigiosin and Tambjamine Analogues and Their Cu2+ and Zn2+ Complexes, Karen Chichetu (Dissertation)

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A Few More Words to Part, Tony Chiotti (Closed Thesis)

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Photoluminescent Silicon Nanoparticles: Fluorescent Cellular Imaging Applications and Photoluminescence (PL) Behavior Study, Sheng-Kuei Chiu (Dissertation)

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Custom Fluorophores for Investigating the Cellular Uptake Mechanisms and Side-Effects of Pharmaceuticals, Yu-Hsuan Chu (Dissertation)

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Lonely Color, Ross William Clifford (Closed Thesis)

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Training and Application of Correct Information Unit Analysis to Structured and Unstructured Discourse, Audrey Bretthauer Cohen (Thesis)

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Post - Revolutionary Mexican Education in Durango and Jalisco: Regional Differences, Cultures of Violence, Teaching, and Folk Catholicism, Lindsey Ellison Collins (Thesis)

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Post-silicon Functional Validation with Virtual Prototypes, Kai Cong (Dissertation)

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Investigating Relationships among Work, Family, and Sleep: Cross-Sectional, Daily, and Intervention Effects, Tori Laurelle Crain (Dissertation)

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Mistrust: An Exploration of African Americans' Attitudes and Perspectives Toward Healthcare, Adolfo Gabriel Cuevas (Dissertation)

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Centralia, Collective Memory, and the Tragedy of 1919, Shawn T. Daley (Thesis)

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Untitled, Alexander Scott Dannemiller (Thesis)

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Empowering All Who Teach: A Portrait of Two Non-Native English Speaking Teachers in a Globalized 21st Century, Rosa Dene David (Thesis)

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Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use in Collegiate Athletes, Brian Robert Davis (Thesis)

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Polymeric Porphyrins as Solar Photocatalysts, Nicholas Upton Day (Dissertation)

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A Queer Liberation Movement? A Qualitative Content Analysis of Queer Liberation Organizations, Investigating Whether They are Building a Separate Social Movement, Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis (Dissertation)

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Workplace Aggression: A Multi-Study Examination of Work and Nonwork Consequences, Caitlin Ann Demsky (Dissertation)

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Betrayal Short Stories, Mary Ann Dougherty (Closed Thesis)

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Evaluating the Effects of a Congestion and Weather Responsive Advisory Variable Speed Limit System in Portland, Oregon, Matthew Blake Downey (Thesis)

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Novel Cryptographic Primitives and Protocols for Censorship Resistance, Kevin Patrick Dyer (Dissertation)

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Building Resources at Home and at Work: Day-Level Relationships between Job Crafting, Recovery Experiences, and Work Engagement, Allison Marie Ellis (Dissertation)

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Ninth Grade Student Responses to Authentic Science Instruction, Michael Steven Ellison (Dissertation)