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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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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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Information Security Maturity Model for Healthcare Organizations in the United States, Bridget Joan Barnes Page (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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Graphite Sun, Lucie Anne Bonvalet (Closed Thesis)

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Songs From the Wasteland, Nitya Prem Brorson (Closed 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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A Multiplicity of Journeys: STEM Education Ecosystems as Sources of Cultural Sustenance, Christopher Louis Beauprey Cardiel (Dissertation)

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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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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 (Dissertation)

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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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Battle Rock: Anatomy of a Massacre, Adam R. Fitzhugh (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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Automated Test Generation for Validating SystemC Designs, Bin Lin (Dissertation)

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"Like I Was an Actual Researcher": Participation and Identity Trajectories of Underrepresented Minority and First-Generation STEM Students in Research Training Communities of Practice, Jennifer Lynn Lindwall (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 Raquel 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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An Exploratory Study of Adjunct Faculty Professional Growth Experiences, Bethany Ann Potts (Dissertation)

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Proximal Policy Optimization for Radiation Source Search, Philippe Proctor (Thesis)

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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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Exploring Linkages Between Landscape Patterns and Freshwater and Estuarine Bivalves in the Coast Range of Oregon, Kaegan Michael Scully-Engelmeyer (Dissertation)

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Racializing Discourses: An Exploration of Moreno Subject Formation in Oaxaca, Mexico, Juan Salvador Sepulveda-Figuereo (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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Does Experiencing Spousal Support and Strain Impact the Quality of Family-Based Support that Supervisors Provide to Employees?, Joseph Alvin Sherwood (Dissertation)

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Automated Statistical Structural Testing Techniques and Applications, Yang Shi (Dissertation)

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

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Regional Characteristics and Variability of Extreme Precipitation and Atmospheric Rivers in Past, Present, and Future Climates Over the Contiguous United States, Emily Anne Slinskey (Dissertation)