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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Coyotes on the Web: Understanding Human-Coyote Interaction and Online Education Using Citizen Science, Zuriel Anne Rasmussen (Thesis)

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Intersections of Critical Systems Thinking and Community Based Participatory Research in Developing a Web Site for Autistic Adults, Dora Madeline Raymaker (Dissertation)

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School Culture and the Affective Learning Needs of Latino Long-term English Learners, Maureen Ray (Dissertation)

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The Biology of Eastern Kingbirds at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge: Survival, Reproduction, and Testosterone Secretion, Lucas J. Redmond (Dissertation)

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The Forgotten Front: Gender, Labor, and Politics in Camas, Washington, and the Northwest Paper Industry, 1913-1918, Bradley Dale Richardson (Thesis)

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Supporting the Aging Workforce: The Impact of Psychosocial Workplace Characteristics on Employees' Work Ability, Jennifer Rae Rineer (Dissertation)

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The Horse Latitudes, Matthew Dean Robinson (Closed Thesis)

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Sensible Air to Air Heat Recovery Strategies in a Passive House, Santiago Martin Rodriguez-Anderson (Thesis)

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The Cognitive Development of Expertise in an ESL Teacher: A Case Study, Lyndsey Roos (Thesis)

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Study of Prestige and Resource Control Using Fish Remains from Cathlapotle, a Plankhouse Village on the Lower Columbia River, J. Shoshana Rosenberg (Thesis)

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Democratizing the City Through the Colonization of Public Space: A Case Study of Portland Food Not Bombs, Trent Adam Saari (Thesis)

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Identity and Investment in the Community ESL Classroom, Jennifer Marie Sacklin (Thesis)

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The Scales and Shapes of Queer Women's Geographies: Mapping Private, Public and Cyber Spaces in Portland, OR, Paola Renata Saldaña (Thesis)

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Assessing Unique Core Values with the Competing Values Framework: The CCVI Technique for Guiding Organizational Culture Change, Anthony John Santoriello (Dissertation)

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Focus on a STEM, Based in Place, Watershed Curriculum: A confluence of stormwater, humans, knowledge, attitudes, and skills, Lecia Molineux Schall (Thesis)

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Device, Method, and Algorithm to Assess Changes in Cardiac Output via Intracardiac Impedance Monitoring, Geoffrey Fredrick Schau (Thesis)

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Assessing the Impact of Restrictiveness and Placement Type on Transition-Related Outcomes for Youth With and Without Disabilities Aging Out of Foster Care, Jessica Danielle Schmidt (Dissertation)

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STEM Education in the Foreign Language Classroom with Special Attention to the L2 German Classroom, Sarah Danielle Schoettler (Thesis)

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Fathers Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Experiences of Work-Life Fit, Claudia Sellmaier (Dissertation)

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A Town on Fire: The Copperfield Affair of 1914, Daniel Joseph Shepard (Thesis)

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The Multilevel Effects of Supervisor Adaptability on Training Effectiveness and Employee Job Satisfaction, Joseph Alvin Sherwood (Thesis)

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Investigations of Larval Pacific Lamprey Entosphenus tridentatus Osmotic Stress Tolerance and Occurrence in a Tidally-Influenced Estuarine Stream, Gregory Shell Silver (Thesis)

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Caring for the Land, Serving People: Creating a Multicultural Forest Service in the Civil Rights Era, Donna Lynn Sinclair (Dissertation)

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Enzymatic Control of the Related Pathways of Fatty Acid and Undecylprodiginine Biosynthesis in Streptomyces coelicolor, Renu Singh (Dissertation)

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Investigations of the Air-Water Interface: A Structural Analysis of Metallic Surface Films and Aquatic Surface Films by Comparative Microscopy, Randall William Smith (Dissertation)

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Inspiring Action: Measuring the Effect of Motivational Frames on Social Movement Mobilization, Rebecca Louise Smith (Thesis)

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Leadership and Decision-Making Skills of High Poverty Elementary School Principals in an Era of Reduced Resources, Kevin Eugene Spooner (Dissertation)

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The Performance of Random Prototypes in Hierarchical Models of Vision, Kendall Lee Stewart (Thesis)

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A Necessary Introduction to the Peculiar: Stories, Robert Edward Sullivan (Closed Thesis)

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Rational Design of Materials for the Protection of Outdoor Metalworks, Natasja Alexandria Swartz (Dissertation)

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Combining Systems Methodologies to Reduce Allergen-Related Food Recalls, Jill Marie Sweney (Thesis)

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Transformational Leadership, Diversity, and Creativity at Work: A Moderated Mediation Model, Aisha Smith Taylor (Dissertation)

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Use of Role and Power in Parent-Teacher Relationships: Perceptions from the Parent Perspective, Sonja Taylor (Thesis)

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Tweakable Ciphers: Constructions and Applications, Robert Seth Terashima (Dissertation)

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Antimalarial Drug Discovery using Triazoles to Overcome Chloroquine Resistance, Elias Sibhatu Tesfaselassie (Thesis)

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Discursive Security: F.B.I. Stings and the Nature of Peace, Adam Testerman (Thesis)

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A Study of Microwave curing of Underfill using Open and Closed microwave ovens, Aditya Thakare (Thesis)

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Bicyclist Compliance at Signalized Intersections, Samson Ray Riley Thompson (Thesis)

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The Influence of Surface Chemistry on the Photoelectrochemical Properties of FeS(2) Photoanodes, Qi Tong (Dissertation)

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Reversible Circuits Synthesis Based on EXOR-sum of Products of EXOR-sums, Linh Hoang Tran (Dissertation)

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Jews, Sports, Gender, and the Rose City : An Analysis of Jewish Involvement with Athletics in Portland, Oregon, 1900-1940, Kelli Ann Tusow (Thesis)

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Pseudocapacitors for Energy Storage, Anuradha Venkataraman (Thesis)

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Check-In Frequency with Friends on Location-Based Social Networks: A Look at Homophily and Relational Closeness, Jacqueline H. Vo (Thesis)

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Developmental Mechanisms that Support Genome Stability and Embryonic Survival in Stress-tolerant Embryos of the Annual Killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus, Josiah Tad Wagner (Dissertation)

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Investigating the Impact of Sibling Foster Care on Placement Stability, Jeffrey David Waid (Dissertation)

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Therapy and the Nontraditional Transgender Narrative, Dylan Ellingson Waller (Thesis)

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Spectroscopy, NMR, and Electrochemistry Studies of Protonated Aminophenyl/Pyridyl Porphyrins and Their Application in Hydrogen Evolution, Chenyi Wang (Dissertation)

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Facile Methods for the Analysis of Lysophosphatidic Acids in Human Plasma, Jialu Wang (Dissertation)

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Hydrogeologic Investigation of a Pumice Aquifer, Fremont/Winema National Forest, Oregon, Jonathan Michael Weatherford (Thesis)

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Engineering Professional Development: Elementary Teachers' Self-efficacy and Sources of Self-efficacy, Donna Louise Webb (Dissertation)

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Insights into the Mental Imagery and Gestural Awareness of Representational Gestures Produced in Everyday Talk: An Exploratory Study of Using Participants' Comments as Data, Sue M. Wendel (Thesis)

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Crash Course: The Decisions That Brought Down United Flight 173, Julie Doran Whipple (Closed Thesis)

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Defining the Terroir of the Columbia Gorge Wine Region, Oregon and Washington, USA Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Hilary Whitney (Thesis)

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Scalable Equivalence Checking for Behavioral Synthesis, Zhenkun Yang (Dissertation)

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Nonlinear Analysis and Digital Pre-Distortion of the SC-FDMA Signals in LTE Uplink System, Changwen Zhu (Thesis)

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Time-Variant Load Models of Electric Vehicle Chargers, Nicole P. Zimmerman (Thesis)

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Code Switching Between Tamazight and Arabic in the First Libyan Berber News Broadcast: An Application of Myers-Scotton's MLF and 4M Models, Ashour S. Abdulaziz (Thesis)

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Evaluation of Energy Policy Instruments for the Adoption of Renewable Energy: Case of Wind Energy in the Pacific Northwest U.S., Remal Abotah (Dissertation)

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Determinants of Recent Mover Non-work Travel Mode Choice, Arlie Steven Adkins (Dissertation)

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The Nax Language: Unifying Functional Programming and Logical Reasoning in a Language based on Mendler-style Recursion Schemes and Term-indexed Types, Ki Yung Ahn (Dissertation)

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Early Childhood Educators' Perception of Oregon's Professional Development System: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study, Ingrid Mari Anderson (Dissertation)

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Understanding Male Nursing Student Perceptions of the Influence of Gender: A Qualitative Case Study Approach of Students, Faculty, and Administration in a Pacific Northwest Nursing Program, Jennifer Anne Anderson (Dissertation)

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Chemical and Petrographic Survey of Large, Igneous-Textured Inclusions in Ordinary Chondrites, Katherine Armstrong (Thesis)

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A 3.6 GHz Doherty Power Amplifier with a 40 dBm Saturated Output Power using GaN on SiC HEMT Devices, Bryant Baker (Thesis)

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Analog Implicit Functional Testing using Supervised Machine Learning, Neerja Pramod Bawaskar (Thesis)

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Investigating a Role for the CCAAT/Enhancer-Binding Protein δ in the Developing Zebrafish, Alisha Jennifer Beirl (Thesis)

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Evaluation of a High School Science Fair Program for promoting Successful Inquiry-based Learning, Julia Nykeah Betts (Thesis)

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The orientation of the Pyrococcus furiosus transcription factor TFB2 in the transcription initiation complex, Arati Bhattarai (Thesis)

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Bicyclists' Uptake of Traffic-Related Air Pollution: Effects of the Urban Transportation System, Alexander Y. Bigazzi (Dissertation)

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Sleep Quality and Quantity of Portland State University Intercollegiate Student-Athletes: A Case Study, Mara Elizabeth Birge (Thesis)

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The Responsibility to Protect and International Law: Moral, Legal and Practical Perspectives on Kosovo, Libya, and Syria, William R. Blackford (Thesis)

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Probabilistic Analysis for Reliable Logic Circuits, Scott Blakely (Thesis)

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Changing the Face of the Earth: The Morrison-­Knudsen Corporation as Partner to the U.S. Federal Government, Christopher S. Blanchard (Dissertation)

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Self-Efficacy in Low-Level English Language Learners, Laura F. Blumenthal (Thesis)

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The Fevered Road, Cooper Lee Bombardier (Closed Thesis)

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Being Human: How Four Animals Forever Changed The Way We Live, What We Believe, And Who We Think We Are, Jocelyn Mary Brady (Thesis)

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Household Water Demand and Land Use Context: A Multilevel Approach, Elizabeth Yancey Breyer (Thesis)

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Assessment of Similarity in Chemically Complex Samples, Jessica Elise Brown (Thesis)

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Peer Conversations about Inter-racial and Inter-ethnic Friendships, Lana Lee Buckholz (Thesis)

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Using Spammers' Computing Resources for Volunteer Computing, Thai Le Quy Bui (Thesis)

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Sister Golden Calf: Stories, Dissections, & A Novella, Colleen Burner (Closed Thesis)

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Teachers Teaching Teachers: A Sustainable and Inexpensive Professional Development Program to Improve Instruction, Carol L. Campbell (Dissertation)

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Lion in Summer & Other Beasts, Jamie Alexandra Carr (Closed Thesis)

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The Impact of Wiki-based Collaborative Writing on English L2 Learners' Individual Writing Development, Gina Christina Caruso (Thesis)

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Latino Men Managing HIV: An Appraisal Analysis of Intersubjective Relations in the Discourse of Five Research Interviews, Will Caston (Thesis)

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The Power of Reflective Professional Development in Changing Elementary School Teachers' Instructional Practices, Carolina Christmann Cavedon (Thesis)

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Understanding Biliteracy: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Bilingual Reading Specialists, Tatiana Margarita Cevallos (Dissertation)

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Towards Constructing Interactive Virtual Worlds, Francis Chang (Dissertation)

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Classroom Engagement as a Proximal Lever for Student Success in Higher Education: What a Self-Determination Framework within a Multi-Level Developmental System Tells Us, Una Ji Chi (Dissertation)

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Behavioral Observation and Paternal Investment of Eastern Kingbirds at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Christopher Michael Chutter (Thesis)

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The Role of Diversity in Peer Influences on Students' Academic Engagement, Hyuny Clark-Shim (Thesis)

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Gender and Prescription Painkiller Misuse: Findings from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Robin Jo Clough (Thesis)

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"Dangerous Subjects": James D. Saules and the Enforcement of the Color Line in Oregon, Kenneth Robert Coleman (Thesis)

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Using Art to Teach Students Science Outdoors: How Creative Science Instruction Influences Observation, Question Formation, and Involvement, Christina Schull Cone (Thesis)

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The Impact of the Tax Revolt and School Reform on Oregon Schools during the 1990s, Beth Cookler (Thesis)

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Community level impacts associated with the invasion of English ivy (Hedera spp.) in Forest Park: a look at the impacts of ivy on community composition and soil moisture., Sara Rose Copp (Thesis)

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Black and Blue and Read All Over: News Framing and the Coverage of Crime, Kalistah Quilla Cosand (Thesis)

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The Effects of Organizational Justice and Exercise on the Relationship between Job Stressors and Employee Health, Ana Cristina B. Costa (Dissertation)

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Synthesizing the Vertical and the Horizontal: A World-Ecological Analysis of 'the Industrial Revolution', Part I, Christopher R. Cox (Thesis)

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Reciprocal Effects of Student Engagement and Disaffection on Changes in Teacher Support Over the School Year, Cailin Tricia Currie (Thesis)