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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Food Waste Diversion Programming in Post-Secondary Education, Manar Arica Alattar (Dissertation)

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Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Modeling of the Tigris River System in Iraq Using CE-QUAL-W2, Muhanned Al Murib (Dissertation)

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Public Participation in Plant-Pollinator Conservation: Key Assessment Areas That Support Networked Restoration and Monitoring, Kerissa Battle (Dissertation)

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Assessing the Effects of Climate Change and Fuel Treatments on Forest Dynamics and Wildfire in Dry Mixed-Conifer Forests of the Inland West: Linking Landscape and Social Perspectives, Brooke Alyce Cassell (Dissertation)

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Exploring Technology Forecasting and Its Implications for Strategic Technology Planning, Yonghee Cho (Dissertation)

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Student Motivation Profiles as a Diagnostic Tool to Help Teachers Provide Targeted Support, Cailin Tricia Currie (Dissertation)

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Modeling the Co-Production of Public Sector Innovation: Strategic Dimensions of Organizational Innovation within the Public Maritime Ports of the Pacific Northwest, Christopher R. Davis (Dissertation)

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Development of a Liquid Contacting Method for Investigating Photovoltaic Properties of PbS Quantum Dot Solids, Vitalii Alekseevich Dereviankin (Dissertation)

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Framing Race and Blame in the Media: A Case Study on the Chapel Hill Shooting, Sara Abdullatif Galadari (Thesis)

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The Impact of the Refugee Crisis on the European Union, Andreea Elena Galan (Thesis)

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Water Transport in the Lateral Line Canal of the Intertidal Fish Xiphister mucosus (Girard 1858) and Its Significance to Evaporative Water with Preliminary Observations of the Metabolic Consequences of Water Loss, Whitney Anne Gayer (Thesis)

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Lighter than I remember, Shane Hayden (Thesis)

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Assessment of Technology Adoption Potential of Medical Devices: Case of Wearable Sensor Products for Pervasive Care in Neurosurgery and Orthopedics, Liliya Stepanivna Hogaboam (Dissertation)

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Recent Advances in Activity-Based Travel Demand Models for Greater Flexibility, Kihong Kim (Dissertation)

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The Antecedents of Local Government Service Delivery under Crisis Conditions: The Case of Khon Kaen Province, Thailand, Sirisak Laochankham (Dissertation)

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Opportunity Identification for New Product Planning: Ontological Semantic Patent Classification, Farshad Madani (Dissertation)

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Organizational Calling and Safety: The Role of Workload and Supervisor Support, Layla Rhiannon Mansfield (Dissertation)

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At the Trail's End, Naomi Marshall (Thesis)

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Co-Creating Spaces of Critical Hope through the Use of a Psychosocial Peace Building Education Course in Higher Education in Protracted Refugee Context: Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, Staci BokHee Martin (Dissertation)

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Benevolent Sexism and Racial Stereotypes: Targets, Functions, and Consequences, Jean Marie McMahon (Dissertation)

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Mechanisms and Identification of Unsteady Separation Development and Remediation, Matthew Scott Melius (Dissertation)

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Silicon Compilation and Test for Dataflow Implementations in GasP and Click, Swetha Mettala Gilla (Dissertation)

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Development of a Design Guideline for Bridge Pile Foundations Subjected to Liquefaction Induced Lateral Spreading, Jonathan Nasr (Thesis)

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Financial Strain and the Work-Home Interface: A Test of the Work-Home Resources Model from the Study for Employment Retention of Veterans (SERVe), MacKenna Laine Perry (Dissertation)

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Stress Analysis of Embedded Devices under Thermal Cycling, Sadhana Radhakrishnan (Thesis)

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Design Optimization for a CNC Machine, Alin Resiga (Thesis)

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Modeling Spawning Habitat Potential for Chum (Onchorhynchus keta) and Pink Salmon (O. gorbuscha) in Relation to Landscape Characteristics in Coastal Southeast Alaska, Bernard Timothy Romey (Thesis)

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The Preparation of Diaryliodonium Salts for Application in Arylation Chemistry, Thomas Ludwig Seidl (Dissertation)

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Spacetime Numerical Techniques for the Wave and Schrödinger Equations, Paulina Ester Sepùlveda Salas (Dissertation)

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Morphological Correlates and Behavioral Functions of Sound Production in Loricariid Catfish, With a Focus on Pterygoplichthys pardalis (Castelnau, 1855), Monique Renee Slusher (Thesis)

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SOSIEL: A Cognitive, Multi-Agent, and Knowledge-Based Platform for Modeling Boundedly-Rational Decision-Making, Garry Sotnik (Dissertation)

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The Role of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in the Preparation of Secondary Teacher Candidates for Successful Teaching of Diverse Learners: A Multiphase Mixed Methods Case Study, Rosalyn Taylor (Dissertation)

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Strong Coupling Between Photonic Cavities, Xiang Wei (Thesis)

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Health Risks in Medical Homes and Their Effects on Emergency Department and Inpatient Expenditures: A Focus on Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes in Oregon, Kweku Nyameyepa Wilson (Dissertation)

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b o y, Consuelo Wise (Closed Thesis)

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Crystal Growth and Surface Modification of Pyrite for Use as a Photovoltaic Material, Eric Rustad Young (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Ozone Interaction with Indoor Building Materials and HVAC Filters, Omed Akber Abbass (Dissertation)

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Development of the Global-Self Through Collegiate Recreational Sports, Alexander Rocco Accetta (Dissertation)

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Urban Impacts to Forest Productivity, Soil Quality, and Canopy Structure in Forest Park, Portland, Oregon, Andrew David Addessi (Thesis)

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Multi-dimensional Drought Risk Assessment based on Socio-economic Vulnerabilities and Hydro-Climatological Factors, Ali Ahmadalipour (Dissertation)

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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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Laser as a Tool to Study Radiation Effects in CMOS, Bahar Ajdari (Dissertation)

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

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Utilization of Remote Sensing in Drought Monitoring Over Iraq, Yousif Almamalachy (Thesis)

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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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Supervisor Mindfulness and Its Association with Leader-Member Exchange, Dana Anuhea Auten (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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Analyzing the Online Environment: How are More Effective Teachers Spending Their Time?, Scott Davis Barrentine (Thesis)

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A Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of Parents of Young Children with Autism Receiving Special Education Services, Donna Marie Barrow (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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Combat Experiences, Iso-strain, and Sleep Quality Affect Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress among Working Post-9/11 Veterans, Gilbert Patrick Brady Jr. (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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The 2016 Presidential Election: Demographic Transformation and Racial Backlash, Skyler Lillian Brocker-Knapp (Thesis)

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Rhyolite Petrogenesis at Tower Mountain Caldera, OR, Elizabeth Ann Brown (Thesis)

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

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Influence of Mixing and Buoyancy on Competition Between Cyanobacteria Species in Upper Klamath Lake, Roberta Brunkalla (Thesis)

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

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The Revolution Will Not Be Politicized: Political Expression in the Manga Adaptations of Kanikosen, Benjamin Robert Burton (Thesis)

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Exploring the Determinants of Vulnerable Road Users’ Crash Severity in State Roads, Álvaro Alfonso Caviedes Cómbita (Thesis)

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Adaptive Evolution under Favorable and Unfavorable Population Genetic Conditions in Caenorhabditis elegans Nematodes, Stephen Fuller Christy (Thesis)

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Identifying Clusters of Non-Farm Activity within Exclusive Farm Use Zones in the Northern Willamette Valley, Nicholas Chun (Thesis)

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Framing Homelessness as Crisis: A Comparative Content Analysis of Local Media Reports on Portland's Tent Cities, Katrien Cokeley (Thesis)

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Improved Scoring Models for Semantic Image Retrieval Using Scene Graphs, Erik Timothy Conser (Thesis)

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Off Center Any Other Time, Kellie Constance Cook (Closed Thesis)

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Detecting Change in Rainstorm Properties from 1977-2016 and Associated Future Flood Risks in Portland, Oregon, Alexis Kirsten Cooley (Thesis)

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Technology Planning for Aligning Emerging Business Models and Regulatory Structures: The Case of Electric Vehicle Charging and the Smart Grid, Kelly R. Cowan (Dissertation)

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Field Mapping Investigation and Geochemical Analysis of Volcanic Units within the Dinner Creek Tuff Eruptive Center, Malheur County, Eastern Oregon, Matthew Cruz (Thesis)

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Issues in Urban Trip Generation, Kristina Marie Currans (Dissertation)

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Copper Nanowires Synthesis and Self-Assembly for Interconnect Applications, Srikar Rao Darmakkolla (Dissertation)

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The Cul3 Ubiquitin Ligase: an Essential Regulator of Diverse Cellular Processes, Brittney Marie Davidge (Dissertation)

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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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Two-Photon Excitation, Fluorescence Microscopy, and Quantitative Measurement of Two-Photon Absorption Cross Sections, Fredrick Michael DeArmond (Dissertation)

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Close Enough: Adventures in Fact-Checking, Ramona Wynne DeNies (Closed Thesis)

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Stereotype Threat and Effects of Students’ Perception of Their Math Teacher’s Fairness on Their Math Self-Efficacy, Alexis Jocelyn DeVigal (Thesis)

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Analysis of the Acid-Base Balance of Mainstream Tobacco Smoke and its Effect on the Gas/Particle Partitioning of Nicotine, Amy Kathleen DeVita-McBride (Thesis)

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Refining Bounding-Box Regression for Object Localization, Naomi Lynn Dickerson (Thesis)

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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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Investigating Statistics Teachers' Knowledge of Probability in the Context of Hypothesis Testing, Jason Mark Asis Dolor (Dissertation)

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Turbidity Dynamics during High-Flow Storm Events in the Clackamas River, Oregon 2006-2012, Micelis Clyde Doyle (Thesis)

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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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Properties of Carbon Nanotubes: Defects, Adsorbates, and Gas Sensing, Micah C. Eastman (Dissertation)

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Identity and Community in Rural Higher Education: Creating New Pathways to Women's Leadership in Oaxaca, Mexico, Amanda Marie Elder (Thesis)

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Impact Analysis of Increased Dispatchable Resources on a Utility Feeder in OpenDSS, Crystal Eppinger (Thesis)

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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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Enhancing Value-Based Healthcare with Reconstructability Analysis: Predicting Risk for Hip and Knee Replacements, Cecily Corrine Froemke (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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Evolution and Metabolic Potential of Francisella-like Endosymbionts of Ticks, Jonathan Graham Gerhart (Thesis)

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Utilizing High-Resolution Archived Transit Data to Study Before-and-After Travel-Speed and Travel-Time Conditions, Travis Bradley Glick (Thesis)

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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)