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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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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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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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Steady-State Transmembrane Water Exchange in Proliferating Cultures of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Joseph O'Malley Armstrong (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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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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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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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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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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Urban Lakes: Ecosystem Services and Management, Laura Costadone (Dissertation)

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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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Values of Young Adults in an Increasingly Secular World, Joseph Daniel Eichenlaub (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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Method of Modeling the Swing Equation Using Time Synchronized Measurements, Robert Ferraro (Thesis)

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Returning to Rejection: Outcomes and Boundary Conditions of Mental Illness Stereotypes, Stefanie Fox (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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E(Raced): Race and Use of Self Amongst BIPOC Social Workers, Anita Reinette Gooding (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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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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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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Simulation of Light Propagation Captured by Photoemission Electron Microscopy (PEEM), Nabila Islam (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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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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Automated Test Generation for Validating SystemC Designs, Bin Lin (Dissertation)

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Politeness Strategies Used in Invitations in Japanese, Natsuko Llewellyn (Thesis)

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Next Generation Sequencing Identifies Population Structure and Signatures of Local Adaptation in Red Alder (Alnus rubra Bong.), Jacob Brent Loveless (Dissertation)

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Open Crime Maps: How Are Police Departments Doing So Far?, Khaing Sandee Lynn (Thesis)

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Claiming Miscommunication to Justify Rape: The Role of Liking the Perpetrator, Alyssa Marie Glace Maryn (Dissertation)

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Judicial Review as an Instrument of Natural Rights Theory: An Intellectual History, James M. Masnov (Thesis)

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Transformative Health Care: Integrating the Perspectives and Lived Experiences of Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients into Health Care Education and Delivery, Shammarie Mathis (Thesis)

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The Use of Mayflies, Stoneflies and Caddisflies as Indicators of Fine Sediment Pollution in Salmon-Bearing Streams of the Pacific Northwest, Cory Michael McCaffrey (Thesis)

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From Molecules to Mountains: A Multi-Proxy Investigation into Ancient Climate and Topography of the Pacific Northwest, USA, Alex McLean (Thesis)

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Chemical Characterization of Toxicologically Relevant Molecules in Cannabis Concentrates and Vaporizer Aerosols, Jiries Meehan-Atrash (Dissertation)

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An Analysis of Capillary Flow In Finite Length Interior Corners, Samuel Shaw Mohler (Thesis)

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Understanding Financial and Human Resource Capacity Challenges among Small Nonprofits in Oregon: How to Overcome Challenges Unique to Size and Urban-Rural Divide, Anindita Mukerjee (Dissertation)

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Forecasting Optimal Parameters of the Broken Wing Butterfly Option Strategy Using Differential Evolution, David Munoz Constantine (Thesis)

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Decolonizing Healthcare: a Black Feminist Analysis of Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics of AIDS (SISTA), Joy Mutare Fashu Kanu (Dissertation)

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An Analysis of Suspended Sediment Dynamics in a Partially Mixed Estuary, Riyadh Hamad Muttaleb (Dissertation)

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Public Perception of Air Quality Risks in Portland, Oregon, Dawn Nolan (Thesis)

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Reassessing Hydrothermal Heat Discharge and the Relationship of Hot Springs in the North Oregon Cascades, Aaron Alexander Orr (Thesis)

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An "I" for an "I" : A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Instigated and Reciprocal Incivility, Lauren Sarah Park (Dissertation)

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Diffusion of Innovation: Investigations of Technology Advances on a University Campus, Melissa Shaquid Pirie (Dissertation)

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Incarceration and Suicide: Do the Risk Factors Differ for Civilians and Veterans?, Rheannon Gail Ramsey (Thesis)

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Tellurorhodamine Photocatalysts in Aerobic Oxidation Reactions: Development of Synthetic Methods and Reaction Mechanisms, Irving D. Rettig (Dissertation)

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Spread Like Wildfire: Assessing the Utility of Local Facebook Groups to Inspire Citizen Communication During a Disaster, Colby Riehl (Thesis)

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A Ground-Based Assessment Framework for Validating Diesel Particulate Emission Models and Applicability in Portland, OR., Kirsten Marie Sarle (Thesis)

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Technology Management Maturity Assessment Model in Healthcare, Amir Shaygan (Dissertation)

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Modeling Tools for Analyzing Electrical Power Distribution Systems Impacted by Electric Vehicle Load Growth, Jacob Sheeran (Thesis)

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Incorporating Conditional ß-Mean based Equity Metric in Coverage based Facility Location Problems, Rohan Sirupa (Thesis)

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"B-ing Flexible" : Examining Creativity in Bisexual Employees, Megan Jane Snoeyink (Thesis)

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Marijuana-related Crime in Oregon Following Legalization of Recreational Use, Ana Alicia Soto (Thesis)

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Development of a Design Guideline for Pile Foundations Subjected to Liquefaction-Induced Lateral Spreading, Milad Souri (Dissertation)

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Methods for Object Tracking With Machine Vision, Zachary Simon Stamler (Thesis)

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Photoemission Electron Microscopy for Direct Observation of Photonic and Plasmonic Phenomena, Theodore Stenmark (Dissertation)

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Exploring the Relationships Between Community Experiences and Well-Being among Youth Experiencing Homelessness, Katricia Stewart (Dissertation)

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The Perspectives of Head Start Employed Community College Students who Earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education Programs: A Phenomenological Study Exploring Challenges and Successes, Robyne E. Taylor (Dissertation)

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Ancillary Data for Refining Computer Adaptive Algorithms for the Assessment of Anomia, Emily Kathryn Tudorache (Thesis)

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Portland Urban Coyote Project: A Review of Citizen Science's Utility for Researching Urban Canids and the Human Environment, Keith David VanderBrooke (Thesis)

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Amount and Depositional Fate of Carbon Mobilized by Landsliding in SE Alaska, Bryce Alois Vascik (Thesis)

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Biological Invasions in Coastal Marine Ecosystems: How Changes in Trade Are Linked to Ballast Water Delivery of Nonindigenous Species, Danielle Elizabeth Verna (Dissertation)

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Rowing Concerns: Collaborative Governance and Stakeholder Determination in the Central Oregon's Deschutes Basin, Noel Vineyard (Thesis)

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The Soniferous Experience of Public Space: A Soundscape Approach, Kenya DuBois Williams (Dissertation)

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The Digital Divide and Health: Examining Digital Access as a Social Determinant of Health, Elizabeth Melissa Withers (Dissertation)

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Short-term and Long-term Effects of New Light Rail Transit Service on Transit Ridership and Traffic Congestion at Two Geographical Levels, Huajie Yang (Dissertation)

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Spectrum Modeling of RF Amplifiers Based on Intercept Points with Measurement Improvements, Siyuan Yan (Dissertation)

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MIT-S1 Constitutive Model Calibration for a Portland-area Soil, Steven Ryan Young (Thesis)

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Preventing Sexual Violence Through Understanding Perceptions of Sexual Offenders, Judith G. Zatkin (Dissertation)

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Development of Graphene Synthesis and Characterization Techniques Toward CMOS Applications and Beyond, Otto Kno Zietz (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Outsiders Within Inequality Regimes: a Sociological Framework to Advance the Lives of Women Veterans, Sarah Louise Aktepy (Dissertation)

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Exploring Policies and Strategies for the Diffusion of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) for the Care of Senior Population, Hamad Asri Alanazi (Dissertation)

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Long Term Changes to the Lower Columbia River Estuary (LCRE) Hydrodynamics and Salinity Patterns, Aqeel Al-bahadily (Dissertation)

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The Experience of Female Caregivers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nouf Albugami (Dissertation)

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A Land of Poets and Warriors: the Connection Between Warrior Culture and Bardic Culture in Medieval Wales c. 1066-1283, Sarah Lynn Alderson (Thesis)

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Achieving High Reliability Organizations Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps - the Case of Offshore Oil and Gas, Ahmed A. Alibage (Dissertation)

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Power Efficiency Enhancement and Linearization Techniques for Power Amplifiers in Wireless Communications, Haider Al-kanan (Dissertation)

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Undrained Cyclic Shear Resistance of Low Plastic Silts, Rawan Almoumen (Thesis)

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A Systematic Content Analysis of the Justice Reinvestment Programs Across Oregon Counties, Lorena Ambriz (Thesis)

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Detecting Geomorphic Change and Stream Channel Evolution on the Sandy River, Oregon, Using Lidar Following Dam Removal in 2007, Lowell Henry Anthony (Thesis)

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New Perspectives on Johannes de Muris and his Notitia artis musicae, Jeffrey Allan Arnsdorf (Thesis)

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Juveniles in the Interrogation Room: Defense Attorneys as a Protective Factor, Caitlin Noelle August (Thesis)

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Examining Employee Needs at Work and Home: a Self-Determination Theory Perspective, Dana Anuhea Auten (Dissertation)

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Microplastics in Pacific Northwest Bivalves: Ecological Prevalence, Harvester-Consumer Exposure, and Aquarium Exhibit Outcomes, Britta Rahel Baechler (Dissertation)