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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Mechanisms and Identification of Unsteady Separation Development and Remediation, Matthew Scott Melius (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 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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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 Mitochondrial-deficient 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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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)

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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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Faculty Job Satisfaction and Morale in Biomedical Research, Richard John Goranflo III (Dissertation)

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Let the Seeds Fall Where They May: Investigating the Effect of Landscape Features on Fine-Scale Seed Dispersal, Monica R. Grasty (Thesis)

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Blackthorne: A Novel in Progress, LaVonne Griffin-Valade (Closed Thesis)

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Escalating Language at Traffic Stops: Two Case Studies, Jamalieh Haley (Thesis)

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AM/BITS, Alice Everly Hall (Closed Thesis)

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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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Dirty Girls, Mary E. Higgins (Closed Thesis)

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The Tension between Technocratic and Social Values in Environmental Decision-making: An'Yang Stream Restoration in South Korea, Chang-Yu Hong (Dissertation)

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Not Just Child’s Play: Neo-Romantic Humanism in Ogawa Mimei’s Stories, Nobuko Horikawa (Thesis)

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Constraining the Holocene Extent of the Northwest Meers Fault, Oklahoma Using High-Resolution Topography and Paleoseismic Trenching, Kristofer Tyler Hornsby (Thesis)

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Compositional and Physical Gradients in the Magmas of the Devine Canyon Tuff, Eastern Oregon: Constraints for Evolution Models of Voluminous High-silica Rhyolites, Shelby Lee Isom (Thesis)

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The Efficacy of Virtual Protest: Linking Digital Tactics to Outcomes in Activist Campaigns, Rina Lynne James (Thesis)

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Meat Shack and Other Creative Works, Susannah Katherine Jayroe (Closed Thesis)

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A New Meridian, Catherine Ann Johnson (Closed 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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GIS Spatial Analysis of Arctic Settlement Patterns: A Case Study in Northwest Alaska, Justin Andrew Junge (Thesis)

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Expanding Metabolic Diversity of Two Archaeal Phyla: Nanoarchaeota and Korarchaeota, John Forad Kelley (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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Human Subjects, Stephanie Wong Ken (Closed Thesis)

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

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Investigations of Electronic Cigarette Chemistry: 1. Formation Pathways for Degradation Products using Isotopic Labeling; and 2. Gas/Particle Partitioning of Nicotine and Flavor Related Chemicals in Electronic Cigarette Fluids, Kilsun Kim (Thesis)

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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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An Efficient Pipeline for Assaying Whole-Genome Plastid Variation for Population Genetics and Phylogeography, Brendan F. Kohrn (Thesis)

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Soputan Volcano, Indonesia: Petrological Systematics of Volatiles and Magmas and Their Bearing on Explosive Eruptions of a Basalt Volcano, Syegi Lenarahmi Kunrat (Thesis)

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Intraminority Support for and Participation in Race-Based Collective Action Movements: An Intersectional Perspective, Jaboa Shawntaé Lake (Thesis)

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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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Invertebrate Community Composition Across Inundation Regimes and Its Potential to Reduce Plant Stress, Inez Ilicia Lawson (Thesis)

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What is the Nature of the Conflict Experienced by Japanese Workers in International Companies Based in Japan and What Type of Conflict Management do They Access?, Tomoko Shinohara Le (Thesis)

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( stay ) go ( put ) through, Andrew P. Longhofer (Closed Thesis)

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New World Massive, Miguel Anthony Lopez (Closed Thesis)