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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Adoption and Use of E-Grocery Shopping in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Transport Systems and Beyond, Gabriella Abou-Zeid (Thesis)

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Improved Predictive Modeling Techniques for Non-Linear Solder Material Behavior, Arman Millian Ahari (Thesis)

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The Effect of Viscosity on The Puddle Dynamics in Low Gravity Environment, Taif Hamed Saleh Al Juboori (Dissertation)

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The Longitudinal Effects of a Family and Sleep Supportive Intervention on Service Member Anger and Resilience, Shalene Joyce Allen (Thesis)

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Power Distribution System Tools for Analyzing Impacts of Projected Electric Vehicle Load Growth Using GridLab-D, Shahad Alomani (Thesis)

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Nature-Based Solutions in Environmental Planning: Ecosystem-Based Adaptations, Green Infrastructures, and Ecosystem Services to Promote Diversity in Urban Landscapes, Lorena Alves Carvalho Nascimento (Dissertation)

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Assessment of the Blockchain Technology Adoption for the Management of the Electronic Health Record Systems, Saeed Mohammed Alzahrani (Dissertation)

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Walking as a Way of Knowing: An Autoethnography of Embodied Inquiry, Lauriel-Arwen Amoroso (Dissertation)

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Online Activism and Real Life Environmentalism, Emily Grace Anderson (Thesis)

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Improving Bicycle Crossings at Unsignalized Intersections through Pavement Markings: Analysis of the City of Portland Innovative Strategy, Frank Boateng Appiah (Thesis)

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Steady-State Transmembrane Water Exchange in Proliferating Cultures of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Joseph O'Malley Armstrong (Dissertation)

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Community College Geoscience Faculty Perspectives on Critical Thinking Instructional Tools, Mariela Salas Bao (Dissertation)

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Investigations into Size and Surface Control of Silicon Nanocrystals for Improved Optical Properties, James Donald Barnes (Dissertation)

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Information Security Maturity Model for Healthcare Organizations in the United States, Bridget Joan Barnes Page (Dissertation)

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Creativity in Science, Engineering, and the Arts: A Study of Undergraduate Students' Perceptions, Dildora F. Beaulieu (Dissertation)

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The Perceptions of Rural Teachers Engaged in Environmental Education Professional Development Workshops: A Case Study of the Alder Creek Community Forest and the Story of Your Place, Bryan R. Benz (Dissertation)

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Drug Conviction and Employment Restriction: Experiences of Employees with Drug-Related Criminal Histories, Liana Bernard (Thesis)

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Opportunities and Challenges in the Collection and Use of Socio-Spatial Data in National Forest Planning, Diane Trechsel Besser (Dissertation)

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Mitonuclear Mismatch is Associated with Increased Male Frequency, Outcrossing, and Male Sperm Size in Experimentally-Evolved C. elegans, Brent William Bever (Thesis)

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Identifying the Cost of Preventable Chronic Disease in Prison: Can Illness Prevention of Adults in Custody Save Money?, Molly Bineham (Thesis)

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Rhyolite Stratigraphy Along Succor Creek: Insights into the Eruptive History of the Three Fingers and Mahogany Mountain Volcanic Field, Cassandra Caryl Black (Thesis)

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Graphite Sun, Lucie Anne Bonvalet (Closed Thesis)

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Sustaining Boys’ Motivation Over the Transition to Middle School: Can Interpersonal Resources Protect Boys from Engagement Declines Across Sixth Grade?, Brandy Anne Brennan (Thesis)

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Songs From the Wasteland, Nitya Prem Brorson (Closed Thesis)

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What Does it Mean to be Deaf? Changing Meanings of Deafness, Communication Technology, and Beliefs about Normality in the US, Kathryn Elizabeth Burrows (Dissertation)

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Post-Fire Tree Mortality and Regeneration Patterns as Proxies of Conifer Forest Resilience, Sebastian Upton Busby (Dissertation)

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Oregon's Racial Purity Regime: The Influence of International Scientific Racism on Law Enforcement, Legislation, Public Health, and Incarceration in Portland, Oregon During the Victorian and Progressive Eras (1851-1917), Katherine N. Bush (Thesis)

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A Multiplicity of Journeys: STEM Education Ecosystems as Sources of Cultural Sustenance, Christopher Louis Beauprey Cardiel (Dissertation)

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Mid-Miocene Icelandites of Eastern Oregon: Petrogenesis and Magmatic Lineage to Main-Phase CRBG with Constraints on Storage Sites, Melissa Aileen Carley (Thesis)

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Efficient Neuromorphic Algorithms for Gamma-Ray Spectrum Denoising and Radionuclide Identification, Merlin Phillip Carson (Thesis)

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Developing an Archaeologically Literate Citizenry Through Public Archaeology: Assessing Archaeology Websites, Lisa Marie Catto (Thesis)

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A Method for Comparative Analysis of Trusted Execution Environments, Stephano Cetola (Thesis)

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Perceived Value of Technology Product Features by Crowdfunding Backers: The Case of 3D Printing Technology on Kickstarter Platform, Nina Chaichi (Dissertation)

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Testing Functional Variation in Thermal Properties for Antarctic Mosses, Andrew Forrest Clements (Thesis)

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Affecting Absenteeism Through School-Based Health Services Delivery: A Configurational Comparative Methods Study of Oregon's Public Secondary Schools, Kelly Elizabeth Coates (Dissertation)

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Multi-scale Environmental Conditions Associated with Shade-Tolerant Conifer Regeneration in Forest Park, Portland, Oregon, Matthew Cook (Thesis)

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Urban Lakes: Ecosystem Services and Management, Laura Costadone (Dissertation)

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Using Quantitative Stereology on High Resolution SEM Images to Estimate Diatom Percentages, Ariadna Covarrubias Ornelas (Thesis)

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A Collaborative Approach to Cultural Resource Risk Assessment, Preservation, and Prioritization: A Case Study from Sauvie Island, Oregon, Phillip James Daily (Thesis)

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Determinant Factors of Bicyclist Injury Severity at Signalized and Unsignalized Intersections, Apy Das (Thesis)

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Winter Tale, Kari Davidson (Thesis)

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Connecting Environment and Phenotype: Deciphering Mechanisms of Diapause Entry and Exit in the Annual Killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus, Erin Monica Davis (Thesis)

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Mechanisms of Substrate Recognition by the Cul3-based E3 Ligase, Katia Graziella de Oliveira Rebola (Dissertation)

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Distribution and Characterization of Rhyolites of the Strawberry Volcanics -- Evolution of a Major Rhyolite Field Associated with Columbia River Basalt Magmatism, Eastern Oregon, USA, Chanel Leigh Dvorak (Thesis)

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Antipsychotic Medication Administration in Oregon Assisted Living/Residential Care Settings: Analyzing an Action Situation, Sarah Dys (Dissertation)

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Values of Young Adults in an Increasingly Secular World, Joseph Daniel Eichenlaub (Thesis)

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Major Controls on Diagenesis in the Martin Bridge Formation: Wallowa Mountains, Oregon, Jane Lyra Eisenberg (Thesis)

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Storing Intermediate Results in Space and Time: SQL Graphs and Block Referencing, Basem Ibrahim Elazzabi (Dissertation)

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Neoliberalism, Civic Identity, and Resistance: An Ethnographic Case Study of a Community Development Organization, Erin Layne Elliott (Dissertation)

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Gas Stations and the Wealth Divide: Analyzing Spatial Correlations Between Wealth and Fuel Branding, Jean-Carl Ende (Thesis)

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Complex Fluid Dynamics: Chemo-Hydrodynamics Driven by Autocatalytic Reaction Fronts, Matthew Walter Eskew (Thesis)

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Thermodynamics of Ligand Binding and Global Structural Stability of Human Serum Albumin, Matthew Walter Eskew (Dissertation)

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Creating Systems of Shared Accountability for Early Leaver Students: Perspectives of Principals, Lorna Kay Fast Buffalo Horse (Dissertation)

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Fixed Bottom Wind Turbine Wave-Wake Interaction, Ondrej Fercak (Thesis)

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Serfs, Excluded or Governed by The State? Serfdom in Russia, an Historiographical Analysis, Jason Robert Edward Ferguson (Thesis)

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The Distributed Trust Model Applied to the Energy Grid of Things, Narmada Sonali Fernando (Thesis)

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Method of Modeling the Swing Equation Using Time Synchronized Measurements, Robert Matthew Ferraro (Thesis)

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Battle Rock: Anatomy of a Massacre, Adam R. Fitzhugh (Thesis)

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The Discourse/Pragmatic Functions of Japanese Okkē, Peter Janos Fodor (Thesis)

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Returning to Rejection: Outcomes and Boundary Conditions of Mental Illness Stereotypes, Stefanie Fox (Thesis)

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Relationship Between Image Spectroscopy Spatial Resolution and Crown Level Tree Species Classification Accuracy, Andrew Richard Fritter (Thesis)

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Quantum Grover's Oracles with Symmetry Boolean Functions, Peng Gao (Dissertation)

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Modeling Cyanotoxin Production, Fate and Transport in Surface Waterbodies, Bernadel Rose Hintz Garstecki (Thesis)

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Forest Fire Effects on the Temporal Variability of Landscape Snow Albedo Relative to Burn Severity, Max Gersh (Thesis)

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Guarding Against Strain: The Moderating Role of Nonwork Experiences in the Relationship Between Work-Related Hypervigilance and Strain in Correctional Officers, Samantha Getzen (Thesis)

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Developing Social Work Skills in Online Environments: What Online MSW Graduates Tell Us, Samuel W. Gioia (Dissertation)

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Gender Role as a Mediating Factor in Gender Pay Equity Analysis, Jillian Ann Girard (Dissertation)

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The Dark Triad and Impulsivity: Predictors and Correlates of Workplace Representative Task Problem Solving and Decision Making, Peter Kendall Glazer Jr. (Dissertation)

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Climate Model Evaluation of Atmospheric Rivers Over the Contiguous United States, Ilan González-Hirshfeld (Thesis)

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E(Raced): Race and Use of Self Amongst BIPOC Social Workers, Anita Reinette Gooding (Dissertation)

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Experiences of Undergraduates and Graduate Teaching Assistants in Biology Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences, Emma Crystal Goodwin (Dissertation)

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Numerical Techniques and Simulations for Studying Various High Power Optical Fiber Amplifiers, Particularly for Ytterbium (Yb+3), and Thulium (Tm+3) Doped Fibers, Tathagata Goswami (Dissertation)

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Anti-Muslim Bias: Investigating Individual Differences, Threat Perceptions, and Emotions in Islamophobic Policy Support, Aeleah M. Granger (Thesis)

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God-Talk in Catholic High Schools: Theology Teachers Doing Theological Education for and with Religiously Diverse Student Populations, David Michael Avram Gregory (Dissertation)

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The Worth of Risk: Political Participation and Risk Perceptions, Siri Grubb (Thesis)

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Mechanisms of Connexin-46 and -50 Intercellular Channel Function and Stability by Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Bassam George Haddad (Dissertation)

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Agency, Sense of Place, and Knowledge on the Zumwalt Prairie: A Social Study of Place-Based Conservation and Resilience, Dana Elyse Hellman (Dissertation)

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'There are No Bathrooms Available!': How Older Adults Experiencing Houselessness Manage their Daily Activities, Ellis Jourdan Hews (Thesis)

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Ecological Exposure and Effects of Microplastics in Crabs Along the Pacific Coast, Dorothy A. Horn (Dissertation)

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Numerical Simulation of Continuous Cone Penetration and Interpretation of CPTu Dissipation Tests, Andrew Phillip Eugene Huffman (Thesis)

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Exploring "What Works" in Veterans Affairs Home-Based Primary Care, Elizabeth Catherine Hulen (Dissertation)

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Quantum Field Theories, Topological Materials, and Topological Quantum Computing, Muhammad Ilyas (Dissertation)

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Simulation of Light Propagation Captured by Photoemission Electron Microscopy (PEEM), Nabila Islam (Thesis)

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The Dark Realism of Miyazawa Kenji: Social Activism in the Science-Fiction Children's Story, The Life of Gusukō Budori, and its Precursor Work, Elsiemae Ann Ito (Thesis)

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New Perspectives on Prolific and Voluminous Rhyolite Volcanism of the Mahogany Mountain--Three Fingers Rhyolite Field, Eastern Oregon, Robert Andrew Jackson (Thesis)

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The Development and Application of Instrumental Methods for the Identification of Materials and Processes Used in the Manufacture of Orotone, Hand-Colored Orotone, and Silvertone Photographs, Ivanny Jeannette Jácome-Valladares (Thesis)

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Influence of the Federal Government on the Diffusion of Victims' Rights State Constitutional Amendments, Vicki Rose Jeffries-Bilton (Dissertation)

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The Mode Less Traveled: Exploring Bicyclist Identity in Portland, OR, Christopher Johnson (Thesis)

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A for Arson, Anton Taylor Jones (Closed Thesis)

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Memristor Crossbar Array Testing Using Sneak Paths, Rasika Dhananjay Joshi (Dissertation)

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Evaluation of Manual and Semi-Automated Deep-Seated Landslide Inventory Processes: Willapa Hills, Washington, Tiffany E. Justice (Thesis)

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A Bioinformatic and Biochemical Analysis of Cruciviruses, George William Kasun (Dissertation)

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Get Your Model Out There: Advancing Methods for Developing and Using Causal-Loop Diagrams, Erin Suzanne Kenzie (Dissertation)

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Climatic Controls on the Kinematics of the Hooskanaden Landslide, Curry County, Oregon, Kara Kingen (Thesis)

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Trump's Legacy in the Middle East: Strategic Shift and the Geopolitics of American Foreign Policy in the Region, Bilel Kriaa (Thesis)

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Elucidating the Evolution and Function of sRNAs that Facilitate Bacterial Stress Tolerance, Madeline Claire Krieger (Dissertation)

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Black Children's Development of Self-Regulation within Stressful Contexts of Parenting: Investigating Potential Buffering Effects of a Kindergarten Social-Emotional Learning Program, Eli Aaron Dodgson Labinger (Thesis)

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The Evaluation of Performance of Spindle Connector and its Finite Element Analysis, Suhyun Lee (Dissertation)

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Is More Always Better? A Look at Visitation and Recidivism, Teriin Lee (Thesis)

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Automated Test Generation for Validating SystemC Designs, Bin Lin (Dissertation)