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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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College Student Rankings of Multiple Speakers in a Public Speaking Context: A Language Attitudes Study on Japanese-accented English with a World Englishes Perspective, John James Ahlbrecht (Thesis)

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Stakeholder Expectations of Islamic Education, Julia Marie Ahmed (Dissertation)

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

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Achieving Organizational Ambidexterity: An Exploratory Model, Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps, Yasser Alizadeh (Dissertation)

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New Approaches for Memristive Logic Computations, Muayad Jaafar Aljafar (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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How Persevering Latina/o First-Generation College Students Navigate Their College Experience: Keeping Who They Are While Learning and Persisting in the Culture of College, Angela Judith Balcacer (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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You Are D. B. Cooper, James Bezerra (Thesis)

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Quantifying Knickpoint Behavior and Erosion Mechanisms in an Urbanized Watershed, Bull Mountain, Washington County, Oregon, Max Gregory Bordal (Thesis)

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A Spatial Analysis of Ceramics in Northwestern Alaska: Studying Pre-Contact Gendered Use of Space, Katelyn Elizabeth Braymer-Hayes (Thesis)

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Glacier Inventories and Change in Glacier National Park, Melissa Carrie Brett (Thesis)

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Walter's Rules for Getting By, Patrick Brogan (Closed Thesis)

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Is Therapy Going To The Dogs? Evaluating Animal Assisted Therapy for Early Identified At-Risk Children, Leah Faith Brookner (Dissertation)

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Pushing Back on School Pushout: Youth at an Alternative School Advocate for Educational Change Through Youth Participatory Action Research, Jessica H. Burbach (Dissertation)

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Wind Energy and Wind-Energy-Inspired Turbulent Wakes: Modulation of Structures, Mechanisms and Flow Regimes, Elizabeth H. Camp (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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Hierarchical Random Boolean Network Reservoirs, Sai Kiran Cherupally (Thesis)

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

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Using the Syrian Civil War To Measure Hierarchy: Regional Power Transition in the Middle East, Eric Michael Clary (Thesis)

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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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The Impact of Online Professional Development on the Assessment Efficacy of Novice Itinerant Teachers of Students with Multiple Disabilities Including Visual Impairments, Jacqulyn Anne Donnenwirth Daniels (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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Building Climate Empire: Power, Authority, and Knowledge Within Pacific Islands Climate Change Diplomacy and Governance Networks, Ashlie Denée Denton (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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Dual Immersion Leadership: A Case Study of Three K-5 Principals Who Show Success with Emergent Bilinguals, Ivonne Karina Dibblee (Dissertation)

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Relationship between Anisotropy and Dispersive Stress in Wind Plants with Variable Spacing, Tamara S. Dib (Thesis)

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Exploring District Judges' Decision Making in the Context of Admitting Expert Testimony, Andrew Bryan Dzeguze (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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Understanding the Impacts of Urbanization on the Avian Community of Portland Oregon and Evaluation of the Portland Oregon Backyard Habitat Certification Program, Andrew Daniel Gibbs (Dissertation)

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Areal Extent and Volumes of the Dinner Creek Tuff Units, Eastern Oregon Based on Lithology, Bulk Rock Composition and Feldspar Mineralogy, Teresa Rae Hanna (Thesis)

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The Dynamic Returns of Descriptive Representation: A Study of Race, Politics and Policy in Urban Governments, Stephanie Taylor Hawke (Dissertation)

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Lighter than I remember, Shane Hayden (Thesis)

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Maternal Angiotensinogen Genotype and Fetal Sex Impact Uteroplacental Function and the Developmental Origins of Stress-Induced Hypertension, Jessica Faith Hebert (Dissertation)

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The Dispute Over the Commons: Seed and Food Sovereignty as Decommodification in Chiapas, Mexico, Carol Frances Hernandez Rodriguez (Dissertation)

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News Work: The Impact of Corporate Newsroom Culture on News Workers & Community Reporting, Carey Lynne Higgins-Dobney (Dissertation)

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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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Investigating the Role of Genomic Variation in Susceptibility to Environmental Chemicals across Populations, Lindsay Adrian Holden (Dissertation)

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India's Economic Growth: Role of Political Performance and Gender Wage Gap, Rajeev Indira Nagaraju (Dissertation)

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A Study of Fragmentation and Spontaneous Covalent Self-Assembly of the Azaorcus Ribozyme from Multiple Small Inactive RNA Fragments, Tharuka Sewwandi Jayathilaka (Dissertation)

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

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Whence and Whither: Acoustic Variability and Biogeography of Tarsiers in North Sulawesi, Olivia Clare Kulander (Thesis)

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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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Bilingual Teachers' Experiences: Being English Learners, Becoming Teachers, and Bilingual Education, Carrie Susan Larson (Dissertation)

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Sensing Building Structure Using UWB Radios for Disaster Recovery, Jeong Eun Lee (Dissertation)

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Making Room for Roses: The 1911 Relocation of the Multnomah County Poor Farm, Kira Helene Lesley (Thesis)

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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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Effect of Microbes on the Growth and Physiology of the Dioecious Moss, Ceratodon purpureus, Caitlin Ann Maraist (Thesis)

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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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Clock Jitter in Communication Systems, Andrew Wayne Martwick (Dissertation)

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Role of Spouse/Partner in Fertility Preservation Decision Making by Young Women with Cancer, Aakrati Mathur (Dissertation)

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Using Repeat Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry to Monitor Reactivation of the Silt Creek Landslide in the Western Cascade Mountains, Linn County, Oregon, Justin Craig McCarley (Thesis)

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Recovery of Zooplankton Communities to Whole-Lake Disturbance, Brian Newton McGann (Thesis)

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The Mind of a Medieval Inquisitor: An Analysis of the 1273 Compilatio de Novu Spiritu of Albertus Magnus, Emily McKinstry (Thesis)

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

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A New Finite Difference Time Domain Method to Solve Maxwell's Equations, Timothy P. Meagher (Dissertation)

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Sturgis, Michigan, Notable, Tyler Meese (Closed Thesis)

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

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Exploring the Association of Victimization and Alcohol and Marijuana Use among American Indian Youth Living on or Near Reservations: A Mixed Methods Study, Lindsay Nicole Merritt (Dissertation)

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

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Foreign Language Anxiety, Sexuality, and Gender: Lived Experiences of Four LGBTQ+ Students, James Donald Mitchell (Thesis)

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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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Reconciling the Opportunities and Obstacles of Motherhood Following Corrections Involvement, Summer Brooke Newell (Dissertation)

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Perceived Overqualification and Withdrawal among Seasonal Workers: Would Work Motivation Make a Difference?, Anthony Duy Nguyen (Thesis)

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Exiters of Religious Fundamentalism: Reconstruction of Identity, Social Relationships and Support, and Meaning Related to Well-Being, Andreea Alexandra Nica (Dissertation)

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Campus Sexual Assault and (In)Justice: An Inquiry Into Campus Grievance Professionals' Roles, Responsibilities, and Perspectives of Justice, Liane Kehaulani O'Banion (Dissertation)

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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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Does AVID Higher Education (AVID HE) Increase Student Term-to-Term Progression, Persistence Toward Credited Classes and Social Capital for First-Generation College Students Placing Into Developmental Education: A Mixed Methods Study, Christie M. Plinski (Dissertation)

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

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An Ethnographic Study of Intermediate Students from Poverty: Intersections of School and Home, Shiela G. Rector (Dissertation)

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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 Wildcat Creek Tuff, Eastern Oregon: Co-eruption of Crystal-poor Rhyolite and Fe-rich Andesite with Implication for Mafic Underpinnings to Voluminous A-type Rhyolites, Hillarie Jaye Sales (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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Soil Phosphorus Characterization and Vulnerability to Release in Urban Stormwater Bioretention Facilities, Benjamin James Shetterly (Thesis)

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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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"Agglutinating" a Family: Friedrich Max Mûller and the Development of the Turanian Language Family Theory in Nineteenth-Century European Linguistics and Other Human Sciences, Preetham Sridharan (Thesis)

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A Million Piece Jigsaw Puzzle: Transition Experiences of Foster Youth Accessing Higher Education through Community College, Karen Sullivan-Vance (Dissertation)

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Using Archival and Archaeofaunal Records to Examine Victorian-era Fish Use in the Pacific Northwest, Emily Celene Taber (Thesis)

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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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Perception of the Online Degree by Accounting Hiring Gatekeepers of Mid-Size Firms in the Northwestern U.S., Domanic Thomas (Dissertation)

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Latinas and Sexual Health: Correlates of Sexual Satisfaction, Christine Marie Velez (Dissertation)

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Combined Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Hydrogen Production Catalysis, Carolyn Noelle Virca (Dissertation)

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Urban Geocomputation: Two Studies on Urban Form and Its Role in Altering Climate, Jackson Lee Voelkel (Thesis)

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Composition and Dispersal Dynamics of Vegetation Communities in Urban Riparian Forests, Christa von Behren (Dissertation)

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Strong Coupling Between Photonic Cavities, Xiang Wei (Thesis)

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Completion of DNA Replication in Escherichia coli, Brian Michael Wendel (Dissertation)

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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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Evaluating the Impact of Oregon's Citizen Initiative Review (CIR) on Voter Decisions, Ari Joaquin Wubbold (Thesis)

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Power Spectrum Prediction of Amplified Dual-Band LTE-Advanced Signals, Xianzhen Yang (Thesis)

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Pathways to Kindergarten Growth: Synthesizing Theories of the Kindergarten Transition to Support Children's Development, Rita Yelverton (Dissertation)

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Assessment of Policy Alternatives for Mitigation of Barriers to EV Adoption, Bilgehan Yildiz (Dissertation)

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Flexural Strength, Ductility, and Serviceability of Beams that Contain High-Strength Steel Reinforcement and High-Grade Concrete, Anas Yosefani (Dissertation)