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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Investigation of Electronic and Optical Properties of 2-Dimensional Semiconductor Tin Selenide (SnSe) Thin Films, Shakila Afrin (Thesis)

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On the Drought Recovery and Resiliency: How Terrestrial and Riverine Ecosystems Recover from Agricultural and Hydrological Droughts, Behzad Ahmadi (Dissertation)

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Strength Tuned Steel Eccentric Braced Frames, Hosam Abdullah Al-Azzawi (Dissertation)

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Efficient Methods for Robust Circuit Design and Performance Optimization for Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors, Muhammad Ali (Dissertation)

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UHF and Microwave Phase-Modulated Scattering Array, Nasr Nomas Hussein Alkhafaji (Dissertation)

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A Secure Anti-Counterfeiting System using Near Field Communication, Public Key Cryptography, Blockchain, and Bayesian Games, Naif Saeed Alzahrani (Dissertation)

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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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Connecting Local-scale Heavy Precipitation to Large-scale Meteorological Patterns over Portland, Oregon using Observations and Climate Models, Christina Marie Aragon (Thesis)

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Early Intervention Referral Outcomes for Children at Increased Risk of Experiencing Developmental Delays, Kristi Laurine Atkins (Dissertation)

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Behavior of Non-Ductile Slender Reinforced Concrete Columns Retrofit by CFRP Under Cyclic Loading, Wisam Amer Aules (Dissertation)

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Design and Performance Evaluation of Linear and Axial-Flux Magnetic Gears, Mojtaba Bahrami Kouhshahi (Dissertation)

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Annual and Seasonal Variation in Hydrologic Performance of Ecoroofs of Multiple Depths, Portland, OR, Ashley M. Baker (Thesis)

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Necessary Conditions for Stability of Vehicle Formations, Pablo Enrique Baldivieso Blanco (Dissertation)

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Development of a Readiness Assessment Model for Evaluating Big Data Projects: Case Study of Smart City in Oregon, USA, Husam Ahmad Barham (Dissertation)

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Spatial Analysis of Burglary and Robbery Crime Concentration Near Mass-Transit in Portland, Bryce Edward Barthuly (Thesis)

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Understanding the Politicization of Oromo Identity in the Diaspora: Re/ Locating the Bones of the Oromo, Madeline Jaye Bass (Thesis)

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Cascade & Run, Morgaine Lillian Baumann (Closed Thesis)

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The Influence of Shared Mobility and Transportation Policies on Vehicle Ownership: Analysis of Multifamily Residents in Portland, Oregon, Edgar Bertini Ruas (Thesis)

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A Characterization of Structures Across the Hurricane Ridge Fault in the Southeastern Olympic Peninsula, WA, Hamma Hamma River Transect, Veronica Catherine Biesiada (Thesis)

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Spectral Clustering for Electrical Phase Identification Using Advanced Metering Infrastructure Voltage Time Series, Logan Blakely (Thesis)

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The Impact of Infrastructure on Habitat Connectivity for Wildlife, Leslie Lynne Bliss-Ketchum (Dissertation)

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Integrating Work Ability into the Organizational Science Literature: Advancing Theory and Developing the Nomological Network, Grant Brady (Dissertation)

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Family Linked Workplace Resources and Contextual Factors as Important Predictors of Job and Individual Well-being for Employees and Families, Jacquelyn Marie Brady (Dissertation)

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Hydrologic Trends and Spatial Relationships of Stream Temperature and Discharge in Urbanizing Watersheds in the Portland Metropolitan Area of the Pacific Northwest, Emma Lee Brenneman (Thesis)

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Our Vision of Health for Future Generations: an Exploration of Proximal and Intermediary Motivations with Women of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Danica Love Brown (Dissertation)

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Forest Structure, Composition, and Regeneration after High-Severity and Rapidly Repeated Wildfires in the Central Cascade Range, Sebastian Upton Busby (Thesis)

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The Invasion Ecology of Ivy (Hedera spp.) in Portland's Forest Park, Eric Paul Butler (Thesis)

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Jet Rebound from Hydrophobic Substrates in Microgravity, Karl Jeffrey Theodore Cardin (Thesis)

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Concerted Cultivation, Academic Achievement, and the Mediating Role of Non-Cognitive Factors, Bryant Carlson (Dissertation)

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Correct-by-Construction Typechecking with Scope Graphs, Katherine Imhoff Casamento (Thesis)

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Versatile Binary-level Concolic Testing, Bo Chen (Dissertation)

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Dynamics of Wet-Season Turbidity in Relations to Precipitation, Discharge, and Land Cover in Three Urbanizing Watersheds, Oregon, Junjie Chen (Thesis)

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The Fate of Atmospherically Deposited Mercury in Mountain Lake Food Webs, and Implications for Fisheries Management, Ariana Martos Chiapella (Dissertation)

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Avian Dispersal Networks, Metacommunity Structure, and Bryophyte Community Assemblages, Matthew Wojciech Chmielewski (Dissertation)

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Aggregation of Electric Water Heaters for Peak Shifting and Frequency Response Services, Thomas Leighton Clarke (Thesis)

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LiDAR Predictive Modeling of Kalapuya Mound Sites in the Calapooia Watershed, Oregon, Tia Rachelle Cody (Thesis)

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"Poverty Wages Are Not Fresh, Local, or Sustainable": Building Worker Power by Organizing Around (Re)production in Portland's "Sustainable" Food Industry, Amy Katherine Rose Coplen (Dissertation)

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Drafting in Self-Timed Circuits, Christopher Lee Cowan (Dissertation)

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The Role of Teacher Autonomy Support Across the Transition to Middle School: its Components, Reach, and Developmental Effects, Julia Sara Dancis (Thesis)

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Estimation of Association Between a Longitudinal Marker and Interval-Censored Progression Times, Naghmeh Daneshi (Dissertation)

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Isoprene Emission in Polytrichaceae Mosses, Timea Deakova (Dissertation)

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Simultaneous Bilingual Middle School Students Becoming Biliterate: What Do Students Think About Their Biliteracy as Taught Through the "Bridge" Strategy in a Humanities Dual Language/Immersion Class?, Alma Lucinda Diaz-Philipp (Dissertation)

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Fractals as Basis for Design and Critique, John Charles Driscoll (Dissertation)

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Evaluating the Impact and Distribution of Stormwater Green Infrastructure on Watershed Outflow, Benjamin Fahy (Thesis)

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Analytical and Numerical Modeling of Long Term Changes to Tides, Storm Surge, and Total Water Level Due to Bathymetric Changes and Surge Characteristics, Ramin Familkhalili (Dissertation)

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Distribution and Origin of Carbide in Ordinary Chondrites, Karla Rae Farley (Thesis)

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Indigenous Party Formation and Success: The Strategic Roles of Reserved Seats, Parties, and Horizontal Accountability, Michael FitzGerald (Thesis)

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Upon a Dream, Jessica Marie Fonvergne (Closed Thesis)

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Impactful Care: Addressing Social Determinants of Health Across Health Systems, Nicole Lisa Friedman (Thesis)

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Unmanageable, Karleigh Anne Frisbie (Closed Thesis)

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Snowy Plover Demography in Oregon, Eleanor Prindiville Gaines (Dissertation)

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Modeling Surface Roughness as an Indicator of Age and Landslide Susceptibility, and the Spatial Inventory of Prehistoric Landslides: Green River Valley, Washington, Rebecca Naomi Garriss (Thesis)

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"Smart" Technology: Do You Buy It? Adoption of Digital Innovations, Laura Glass (Thesis)

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Infinite Photovoltaic Solar Arrays: Considering Flux of Momentum and Heat Transfer, Andrew D. S. Glick (Thesis)

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Assessment of Cluster Chondrite Accretion Temperature Using Electron Backscatter Diffraction and Implications for Chondrule Formation Models, Secana Portia Goudy (Thesis)

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Engaging in a Rural Deaf Community of Practice, Kara Gournaris (Dissertation)

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Regional Modeling of the Glaciers of the North Cascades Mountains, Washington, USA, Christina Eileen Gray (Thesis)

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The Impact of Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Summer Camps on Middle School Students' Understanding of the Nature of Science, Sapoooq'is Wiiit'es Ciarra Solina Greene (Thesis)

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Manufacturing in Place: Industrial Preservation in the US, Jamaal William Green (Dissertation)

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Crumpled and Abraded Encryption: Implementation and Provably Secure Construction, Scott Sherlock Griffy (Thesis)

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Convivial Clothing: Engagement with Decommodified Fashion in Portland, OR, Sarah Guldenbrein (Thesis)

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Differences in Syntactic Complexity in the Writing of EL1 and ELL Civil Engineering Students, Santiago Gustin (Thesis)

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Evaluation of Low and High Frequency Dynamic Response for Condition Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Ali Hafiz (Dissertation)

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From Drought to Food-Energy-Water-Security Nexus: an Assessment of Food Insecurity in the Middle East, Maysoun Ayad Hameed (Dissertation)

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Does X Mark the Applicant? Assessing Reactions to Gender Non-Binary Job Seekers, Kelly Mason Hamilton (Thesis)

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Use of Two-replisome Plasmids to Characterize How Chromosome Replication Completes, Nicklas Alexander Hamilton (Thesis)

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Knowing Without Knowing: Real-Time Usage Identification of Computer Systems, Leila Mohammed Hawana (Thesis)

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Closure or Censure?: Examining the Determinants of Disclosure of Sexual Assault Among College Students, Whitney Head-Burgess (Thesis)

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Bounce House of 1000 Corpses, Jessica Hiestand (Closed Thesis)

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Follow the Bone, Lauren Verdell Hobson (Closed Thesis)

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Seismic Source Characterization of Faults in the Portland and Tualatin Basins and a Paleoseismic Study of the Gales Creek Fault, OR, Alison Elizabeth Horst (Thesis)

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New Directions For Kabuki Performances in America in the 21st Century, Narumi Iwasaki (Thesis)

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Evaluating Project Assessment Techniques for High-Profile Transportation Projects Development and Delivery: Case of State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) in the United States, Rafaa Ibrahim Khalifa (Dissertation)

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Design and Experimental Evaluation of DeepMarket: An Edge Computing Marketplace with Distributed TensorFlow Execution Capability, Soyoung Kim (Thesis)

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Stormwater Treatment Effectiveness of Established Bioretention Facilities in Portland, Oregon, Emma Rose Kohlsmith (Thesis)

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Can Churches Change a Neighborhood? A Census Tract, Multilevel Analysis of Churches and Neighborhood Change, David E. Kresta (Dissertation)

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Localizing Little Landmarks with Transfer Learning, Sharad Kumar (Thesis)

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Gender and the Voir Dire Process, Tasha Ann Lane (Thesis)

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HIV, Stigma, and Attribution of Causal Emotions, Zoe Elizabeth Larson (Thesis)

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A Scoring Model to Assess Organizations' Technology Transfer Capabilities: the Case of a Power Utility in the Northwest USA, João Ricardo Lavoie (Dissertation)

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Politics in the San Clemente Dam Removal, Aylan Matthew Lee (Thesis)

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Urbanicity as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Stigma and Well-being Outcomes for Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses, Emily Leickly (Thesis)

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Interrogating the Construction and Representations of Criminalized Women in the Academic Social Work Literature: A Critical Discourse Analysis, Sandra Marie Leotti (Dissertation)

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Sensors and Portable Instruments for Postharvest Agriculture, Ryan M. Lerud (Dissertation)

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Stigmatization and Mental Illness: the Communication of Social Identity Prototypes through Diagnosis Labels, Justin Samuel Leverett (Thesis)

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"What About the Men? Investigating Alcohol Consumption, Masculinities, and Risky Sex in Peri-Urban Eswatini, Aaron Jackson Levine (Thesis)

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The Relationship Between Undergraduate Research Training Programs and Motivational Resources for Underrepresented Minority Students in STEM: Program Participation, Self-efficacy, a Sense of Belonging, and Academic Performance, Jennifer Lindwall (Thesis)

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Application of Improved Feature Selection Algorithm in SVM Based Market Trend Prediction Model, Qi Li (Thesis)

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Photoelectrochemical Catalysis of Hydrogen Peroxide with Tellurium Containing Chromophores, James Eliott Lohman (Thesis)

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Seismic Performance of Substandard Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns under Subduction-Zone Ground Motions, Alvaro Francisco Lopez Ibaceta (Dissertation)

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Learning From Culturally Specific Programs and Their Impact on Latino Parent Engagement, Analucia Lopezrevoredo (Dissertation)

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An Investigation of the Impact of High School Student Fine Arts Course Accumulation on Mathematics Course Achievement, Daniel Mackin Freeman (Thesis)

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Fault Deformation at the Base of and within the Crescent Formation along the Dosewallips River, Olympic Mountains Peninsula, Washington, USA, Christine Maher (Thesis)

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An Examination of Non-waged Labor and Local Food Movement Growth in the Southern Appalachians, Amy Kathryn Marion (Thesis)

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Large-Scale DER Aggregations of Electric Water Heaters and Battery Inverter Systems, Kevin Marnell (Thesis)

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Making Imaginaries: Identity, Value, and Place in the Maker Movement in Detroit and Portland, Stephen Joseph Marotta (Dissertation)

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Examining Human Behavior and Tool Use through Experimental Replications and a Technological Analysis of Ground Stone in the Lower Columbia, Kelley Prince Martinez (Thesis)

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The Tangle of Institutional Care and Control at a Shelter for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth, Liat Tzvia Mayer (Thesis)

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The Cosmological Empire of Pliny the Elder: An Examination of Political Themes in the Second Book of the Historia Naturalis, Kevin Alan McCormick (Thesis)

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An Evaluation of Clackamas County's Transition Center Using Propensity Score Modeling, Alicia McKay (Thesis)