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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Early Layout Design Exploration in TSV-based 3D Integrated Circuits, Mohammad Abrar Ahmed (Dissertation)

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Modeling of Ultrafine Particle Emissions and Ambient Levels for the Near Roadside Environment, Sauda Ahmed (Thesis)

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African American Teacher Recruitment: A Case Study in Oregon, Deborah Miller Allen (Dissertation)

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Technology Assessment Model of Developing Geothermal Energy Resources for Supporting Electrical System: The Case for Oregon, Ahmed Shehab Alshareef (Thesis)

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The force of manhood: The consequences of masculinity threat on police officer use of force, Aurelia Terese Alston (Thesis)

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Explaining Unequal Transportation Outcomes in a Gentrifying City: The Example of Portland, Oregon, Eugenio Arriaga Cordero (Dissertation)

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Teacher and Student Perceptions of World Englishes (WE) Pronunciations in two US Settings, Marie Arrieta (Thesis)

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Exploring Mathematical Capital: An Essential Construct for Mathematical Success?, Marla Ann Lasswell Baber (Dissertation)

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Primary Care and Mental Health Integration in Coordinated Care Organizations, Robin Lynn Baker (Dissertation)

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Achieving Operational Seismic Performance of RC Bridge Bents Retrofitted With Buckling-Restrained Braces, Ramiro Andrés Gabriel Bazáez Gallardo (Dissertation)

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A Brief Intervention to Increase the use of Precorrection and Praise by Elementary School Teachers, Dustin Bindreiff (Dissertation)

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The Effects of Scale Variation on Single-Family Residential Water Use in Portland, OR, Matthew Ryan Lee Bonnette (Thesis)

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Preparing Historically Underserved Students for STEM Careers: The Role of an Inquiry-based High School Science Sequence Beginning with Physics, Jon P. Bridges (Dissertation)

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Synthesis and Characterization of the 2-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, Robert Browning (Dissertation)

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An Exploration of Effective Community College Instructors' Use of Culturally Competent Pedagogies, Aylin Bunk (Dissertation)

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Adaptive Evolution under Favorable and Unfavorable Population Genetic Conditions in Mitochondrial-deficient Caenorhabditis Elegans Nematodes, Stephen Fuller Christy (Thesis)

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Why Do Animals Do What They Do, When They Do It? Characterizing the Role of the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in Seasonal Life-History Transitions, Catherine Anne Dayger Forbes (Dissertation)

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Fully Generic Programming Over Closed Universes of Inductive-Recursive Types, Larry Diehl (Dissertation)

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Wicked Water Problems: Can Network Governance Deliver? Integrated Water Management Case Studies from New Zealand and Oregon, USA, Jacqueline Dingfelder (Dissertation)

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The Voices of Special Educators: How Do Special Educators Teach English Language Learners Who are Receiving Special Education Services?, Elizabeth Ann DuBois (Dissertation)

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Development of a Technology Transfer Score for Evaluating Research Proposals: Case Study of Demand Response Technologies in the Pacific Northwest, Judith Estep (Dissertation)

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Design and Application of a 3D Photocatalyst Material for Water Purification, Simon Paul Fowler (Dissertation)

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An Examination of the Relationship Between Professional Development Providers' Epistemological and Nature of Science Beliefs and their Professional Development Programs, Alfonso Garcia Arriola (Dissertation)

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Land Use Mix and Pedestrian Travel Behavior: Advancements in Conceptualization and Measurement, Steven Robert Gehrke (Dissertation)

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Drivers' Attitudes and Behaviors Toward Bicyclists: Intermodal Interactions and Implications for Road Safety, Tara Beth Goddard (Dissertation)

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Symbiosis with Nitrogen-fixing Rhizobia Influences Plant Defense Strategy and Plant-predator Interactions, Adrienne Louise Godschalx (Dissertation)

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Grassroots Resistance in the Sustainable City: Portland Harbor Superfund Site Contamination, Cleanup, and Collective Action, Erin Katherine Goodling (Dissertation)

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Root-enhanced Infiltration in Stormwater Bioretention Facilities in Portland, Oregon, Ted David Hart (Dissertation)

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A Study of Shame-proneness, Drinking Behaviors, and Workplace Role Ambiguity among a Sample of Student Workers, Sarah Nielsen Haverly (Thesis)

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"As Long as the Mighty Columbia River Flows": The Leadership and Legacy of Wilson Charley, a Yakama Indian Fisherman, David-Paul Brewster Hedberg (Thesis)

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Effects of Spatially Distributed Stream Power on Check Dam Function in Small Upland Watersheds: A Case Study of the Upper Laja Watershed, Guanajuato, Mexico, Zachary Andrew Herzfeld (Thesis)

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Building Energy Model Calibration for Retrofit Decision Making, Nicolas R. Johnson (Thesis)

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Lexical Bundles in Applied Linguistics and Literature Writing: A Comparison of Intermediate English Learners and Professionals, Kathryn Marie Johnston (Thesis)

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Charles A. Moose: Race, Community Policing, and Portland's First African American Police Chief, Douglas Jon Kenck-Crispin (Thesis)

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Ecosystem Recovery in Estuarine Wetlands of the Columbia River Estuary, Sarah Ann Kidd (Dissertation)

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Out in "The Numbers": Youth and Gang Violence Initiatives and Uneven Development in Portland's Periphery, Dirk Kinsey (Thesis)

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Novel Compound, 84F2, Inhibits Calmodulin Deficient RyR2, Robert Carl Klipp (Dissertation)

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High-Quality Chemical Vapor Deposition Graphene-Based Spin Transport Channels, Lester Florian Lampert (Dissertation)

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Regulating Pavement Dwellers: The Politics of the Visibly Poor in Public Space, Lauren Marie Larin (Dissertation)

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Microwave Instrumentation and Sensing Techniques for Quantum Efficiency and Minority-Carrier Lifetime Measurements, Kyle Benjamin Lu (Thesis)

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Investigation of Ambient Reactive Nitrogen Emissions Sources and Deposition in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Jacinda L. Mainord (Dissertation)

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Using Critical Physical Geography to Map the Unintended Consequences of Conservation Management Programs, Melanie Malone (Dissertation)

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Food Access Narratives in Southeast Portland, Oregon, Gwyneth Genevieve McKee Manser (Thesis)

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Communicating at Terahertz Frequencies, Farnoosh Moshirfatemi (Dissertation)

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Application of Numerical Modeling to Study River Dynamics: Hydro-Geomorphological Evolution Due to Extreme Events in the Sandy River, Oregon, Sarkawt Hamarahim Muhammad (Thesis)

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A Pilot Study on Methods to Introduce Teachers to New Science Standards, Noelle Frances Garcia Niedo (Thesis)

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An Analytical System for Determining Disciplinary Vocabulary for Data-Driven Learning: An Example from Civil Engineering, Philippa Jean Otto (Thesis)

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Building a Multivariable Linear Regression Model of On-road Traffic for Creation of High Resolution Emission Inventories, James Eckhardt Powell (Thesis)

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Examination of Human Impacts on the Biodiversity and Ecology of Lichen and Moss Communities, Hannah Marie Prather (Dissertation)

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Certifying Loop Pipelining Transformations in Behavioral Synthesis, Disha Puri (Dissertation)

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Investigation into Effects of Instability and Reactivity of Hydride-Passivated Silicon Nanoparticles on Interband Photoluminescence, Christine Marie Radlinger (Dissertation)

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Generalized Differential Calculus and Applications to Optimization, Robert Blake Hayden Rector (Dissertation)

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An IR and RF Based System for Functional Gait Analysis in a Multi-Resident Smart-Home, Erich Reinhardt Schafermeyer (Thesis)

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Quadded GasP: A Fault Tolerant Asynchronous Design, Kristopher S. Scheiblauer (Thesis)

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Computational Algorithms for Improved Representation of the Model Error Covariance in Weak-Constraint 4D-Var, Jeremy A. Shaw (Dissertation)

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Investigating the Relationship Between Supervisor Status and the Modus Operandi of Juvenile Sexual Offenders: A Routine Activity Theory Perspective, Kelly E. Stewart (Thesis)

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Rural Interprofessional Health Care Education: A Study of Student Perspectives, Curt Carlton Stilp (Dissertation)

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Foundational Knowledge and Other Predictors of Commitment to Trauma-Informed Care, Stephanie Anne Sundborg (Dissertation)

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An AFM-SIMS Nano Tomography Acquisition System, Richard William Swinford (Dissertation)

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Contextualization: An Experimental Model for EFL Writing Instruction in China, Guimin Tang (Dissertation)

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Quantifying the Impacts of a Novel Predator: The Distinctive Case of the Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa) and the Invasive American Bullfrog (Rana (Aquarana) catesbeiana), Kyle Scott Tidwell (Dissertation)

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Wolbachia-Host Interactions and the Implications to Insect Conservation and Management, Amy Michelle Truitt (Dissertation)

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Investigation in to the Stabilizing Effects of the Modified Base Archaeosine in tRNA and the Identification of the Fluorescent Product of Base Treatment of NAD(P)+ Cofactors, Ben Turner (Dissertation)

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Responses of Aquatic Non-Native Species to Novel Predator Cues and Increased Mortality, Brian Christopher Turner (Dissertation)

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Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Modeling of the Chehalis River Using CE-QUAL-W2, Sarah Van Glubt (Thesis)

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A Numerical Model Investigation of the Role of the Glacier Bed in Regulating Grounding Line Retreat of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica, Michael Scott Waibel (Dissertation)

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Middle School Teacher Beliefs about Classroom Diversity and Their Influence on Differentiated Instructional Practices, Marcus Fredrick-Lynn Wenzel (Dissertation)

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Survive or Thrive: A Mixed Method Study of Visiting Chinese Language Teachers' Identity Formation in the U.S. Classrooms, Li Xiang (Dissertation)

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An Analysis of Oregon Youth Authority Populations: Who Receives Treatment and What Factors Influence Allocation of Treatment Resources?, Rebecca Arredondo Yazzie (Dissertation)

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Power-Aware Datacenter Networking and Optimization, Qing Yi (Dissertation)

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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Identifying Relationships between Scientific Datasets, Abdussalam Alawini (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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Experimental Investigation of CFRP Wrapped Square Non-ductile Reinforced Concrete Columns, Hayder Lateef Al-Khafaji (Thesis)

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Vision-Based Motion for a Humanoid Robot, Khalid Abdullah Alkhulayfi (Thesis)

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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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Development of 3D Accelerometer Testing System, Mohammed Abbas Soudai Alsaedi (Thesis)

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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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The Importance of Online Peer Relationships During the Transition to Motherhood: Do They Decrease Stress, Alleviate Depression and Increase Parenting Competence?, Bobbie Sue Arias (Dissertation)

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

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Citizen-led Urban Agriculture and the Politics of Spatial Reappropriation in Montreal, Quebec, Claire Emmanuelle Bach (Thesis)

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The Effect of Extended Instruction on Passive Voice, Reduced Relative Clauses, and Modal Would in the Academic Writing of Advanced English Language Learners, Audrey Bailey (Thesis)

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

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The Terroir of Pinot Noir Wine in the Willamette Valley, Oregon : A Broad Analysis of Vineyard Soils, Grape Juice and Wine Chemistry, Kathryn Nora Barnard (Dissertation)

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The Investigation and Optimization of a Two-Heat-Pump System Incorporating Thermal Storage for Shaping Residential Heating Load, Emily Lord Barrett (Thesis)

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

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Inequality, Position, and Perception: Understanding and Addressing Workplace Harassment in Oregon's Construction Trades, Sasha Mae Bassett (Thesis)

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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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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Based Structure from Motion Biomass Inventory Estimates, Emily Jane Bedell (Thesis)

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Use of Water Indices Derived from Landsat OLI Imagery and GIS to Estimate the Hydrologic Connectivity of Wetlands in the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Debra Sue Blackmore (Thesis)

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The Making of Modern Egypt: The Egyptian Ulama as Custodians of Change and Guardians of Muslim Culture, Marai Boauod (Thesis)

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Identity Construction and Language Use by Immigrant Women in a Microenterprise Development Program, Linda Eve Bonder (Thesis)

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QueF and QueF-like: Diverse Chemistries in a Common Fold, Adriana Bon Ramos (Dissertation)

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A Meta-Analysis of the Nomological Network of Work Ability, Grant Brady (Thesis)

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

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Quartz and Other Stories, Lily Brooks-Dalton (Closed Thesis)

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Demography and the Evolution of Logistic Organization on the Northern Northwest Coast Between 11,000 and 5,000 cal BP, Thomas Jay Brown (Thesis)

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Architectures and Algorithms for Intrinsic Computation with Memristive Devices, Jens Bürger (Dissertation)

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Understanding the Importance of Intermittently Fragmented Stream Habitat for Isolated Westslope Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki lewisi) in the Colville National Forest, Washington, Forrest Michael Carpenter (Thesis)

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"That's the test?" Washback Effects of an Alternative Assessment in a Culturally Heterogeneous EAP University Class, Abigail Bennett Carrigan (Thesis)