This collection contains both Doctoral Dissertations and Masters Theses.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Animal Magic, Secret Spells, and Green Power: More-Than-Human Assemblages of Children's Storytelling, Angela Molloy Murphy (Dissertation)

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Perceptions of Police Use of Force at the Intersection of Race and Pregnancy, Emma Elizabeth Lee Money (Thesis)

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The Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Debate: Do Savings Provisions Influence Arbitration Outcomes?, Ryan Manning Moore (Thesis)

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Design of a 7-MHz Portable Direct Conversion Transceiver with Digitally Controlled Keying, Abram Morphew (Thesis)

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Faculty Use of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) for Internationalization at Home, Sally Strand Mudiamu (Dissertation)

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Optimized Xanthene-based Probes for Pancreatic Cancer Imaging, Ian Ruramai Munhenzva (Dissertation)

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Social Saints in the City: Race, Space, and Religion in Chicago Women's Settlement Work, 1890-1935, Johanna Katherine Murphy (Thesis)

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Minimum Complexity Echo State Networks for Genome and Sequence Analysis, Christopher John Neighbor (Thesis)

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Workflow Critical Path: A Data-Oriented Critical Path Metric for Holistic HPC Workflows, Daniel D. Nguyen (Thesis)

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Literatura Viva: Formas de conocer la literatura y agricultura desde Chiapas, Jesse Nichols (Thesis)

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Novel View Synthesis in Time and Space, Simon Niklaus (Dissertation)

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Ecosystem Engineering in the Backwater Wetlands of the Lower Columbia: Feature Specific Testing of the Virginia Lake Stake Alignment, Michelle Noel North (Thesis)

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Understanding Fare Evasion Defendant Compliance: an Assessment of Criminal Records, Nataly Nunez Vasquez (Thesis)

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Aggregated Water Heater System (AWHS) Optimization for Ancillary Services, Manasseh Obi (Dissertation)

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The Almohad: The Rise and Fall of the Strangers, David Michael Olsen (Thesis)

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Modeling Spatiotemporal Patterns of PM2.5 at the Sub-Neighborhood Scale Using Low-Cost Sensor Networks, Philip Jeffrey Orlando (Thesis)

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Sense of Belonging from a Distance: How Online Students Describe, Perceive, and Experience Belonging to the Institution, Marleigh Luster Perez (Dissertation)

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Battle of the Buttercups: Investigating Hybrid Zone Dynamics in a Ranunculus Species Complex, Jessica Persinger (Thesis)

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Organizational Risk in Multi-Sector Health Partnerships: a Case Study of Oregon's Accountable Health Communities, Shauna Jean Nicole Petchel (Dissertation)

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Mathematical Silences, Matthew Nathan Petersen (Dissertation)

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Variability in Historical Fire Patterns of a Moist Mixed-Conifer Forest in the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon, Laura Marie Platt (Thesis)

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Not Coughing, Speaking Through a Dog, Joshua Pollock (Closed Thesis)

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Balancing Security, Performance and Deployability in Encrypted Search, David Joel Pouliot (Dissertation)

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Exploring the Factors Influencing Big Data Technology Acceptance, Mohammad Nayemur Rahman (Dissertation)

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Short- and Long-term Impacts of a Deliberative Pedagogy in Introductory Biology and Chemistry Courses, Liz Rain-Griffith (Thesis)

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Weekend Spanish Immersion Camp: a Non-Traditional Teaching World Language to Middle School American Students, Jorge Oscar Ramirez (Dissertation)

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Archaeological Feature Identification Through Geochemical Analysis of Arctic Sediments from the Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Northwest Alaska, Patrick William Reed (Thesis)

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Leveraging Model Flexibility and Deep Structure: Non-Parametric and Deep Models for Computer Vision Processes with Applications to Deep Model Compression, Anthony D. Rhodes (Dissertation)

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A Numerical Investigation of Microgravity Evaporation, Daniel Peter Ringle (Thesis)

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Do Fungal Symbionts of Salt Marsh Plants Affect Interspecies Competition?, Vanessa Robertson-Rojas (Thesis)

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A Computer Science Academic Vocabulary List, David Roesler (Thesis)

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Assessing Adaptive Capacity to Climate and Population Change at the Urban-Rural Interface: Human-Water System Dynamics in the Hood River Valley, Oregon, Alexander Reid Ross (Dissertation)

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Crime Risk near Reported Homeless Encampments: a Spatial Analysis, Kortney Lynn Russell (Thesis)

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Variation in Female and Male Dialogue in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Multi-dimensional Analysis, Amber Morgan Sanchez (Thesis)

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Cultural Wealth and the Racialized Experiences of Persisting Latinx Business Students in a Predominantly White Institution: a Study on Sense of Belonging, Rebecca Sue Sanchez (Dissertation)

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Statistical Modeling of Historical Daily Water Temperatures in the Lower Columbia River, Malia Hanae Scott (Thesis)

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Great Sand Sea, Nada Sewidan (Thesis)

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Untangling the Factors that Affect Student Retention: a Quantitative Study of the Relationships among First-Year Seminar Program Characteristics and Instructor Type (Full-Time and Part-Time), Christina Marie Shafer (Dissertation)

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The Impacts of the Bicycle Network on Bicycling Activity: a Longitudinal Multi-City Approach, Wei Shi (Dissertation)

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Dynamic Effects of Inertial Particles on the Wake Recovery of a Model Wind Turbine, Sarah E. Smith (Thesis)

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In Search of a Third Place on Campus: an Exploration of the Effects of Built Space on Students' Sense of Belonging, Kimberly S. Stave (Dissertation)

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Synthesizing Expressive Behaviors for Humanoid Robots, Mathias Irwan Sunardi (Dissertation)

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Indoor Air Quality Impacts of a Woodstove Exchange Program in Washington County, Oregon, Matthew Forrest Survilo (Thesis)

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Geochemical Response to Thermal Energy Storage in the Columbia River Basalt Aquifer System Beneath the Portland Basin, Oregon, Ellen Elizabeth Svadlenak (Thesis)

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Memristive Architectures and Algorithms for Approximate Graph-based Inference, Mohammad M.A. Taha (Dissertation)

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Medical Faculty Engagement in Curricular Revisions: an Inquiry into Individual and Organizational Factors that Support Participation, Tomoko Tanikawa (Dissertation)

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Wildlife Connectivity Modeling for the Northern Red-legged Frog in the Portland Metropolitan Area, Oregon, Amanda Hilary Temple (Thesis)

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Individual and Community Supports that Impact Community Inclusion and Recovery for Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses, Rachel Elizabeth Terry (Dissertation)

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Investigating Sexual Fantasy and Sexual Behavior in Adolescent Offenders, Hayley Lauren Tews (Dissertation)

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A Multivariate Assessment of Climate Change Projections Over South America Using CMIP5, Valerie Maria Thaler (Thesis)

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Sensing Malignancy: Expanding upon the Nematode Scent Detection Test, Morgan Alexandra Thompson (Thesis)

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"Not 'Just' a Barista": the Story of Portland's College-Educated Baristas, Ned William Tilbrook (Thesis)

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Archaeologists, the Public, and Collectors: Establishing a Regional Database of Archaeological Sites on Private Land and Collections with a Process for Professional-Public Archaeological Research in the Portland, Oregon Area, Katherine Louise Tipton (Thesis)

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Convex and Nonconvex Optimization Techniques for Multifacility Location and Clustering, Tuyen Dang Thanh Tran (Dissertation)

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From Theory to Practice: Interdisciplinary Science in Undergraduate Education, Brie Tripp (Dissertation)

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Droplet Ejections During Wet Lab Operations Aboard Spacecraft, Caleb Cushman Turner (Thesis)

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Understanding Institutional, Social, and Ecological Systems Influencing Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance in Wine Regions: A Comparative Case Study of Oregon's Willamette Valley, USA and Tasmania, Australia, Erin Upton (Dissertation)

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Led Down the Garden Path: Cognitive Processing of English Language Idioms, Daniel Alan Vandehey (Thesis)

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Determinants of Student Information Technology Adoption, Hans P. VanDerSchaaf (Dissertation)

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Guided Reinvention as a Context for Investigating Students' Thinking about Mathematical Language and for Supporting Students in Gaining Fluency, Kristen Vroom (Dissertation)

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Exploring the Role of Transformational Leaders in the Mentorship of Top-Level Administrators: a Case Study of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) VISN LEAD Program, Frederick Giovanni White Jr. (Dissertation)

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Extended Tryptic, Samuel Arthur Willhalm (Closed Thesis)

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Post Bellum Wishes, Jennifer Cie Williams (Closed Thesis)

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Energy Stores and Life-History Transitions in Red-Sided Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis), Rachel Catharine Wilson (Dissertation)

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Synthesis and Assessment of Radiotherapy-Enhancing Nanoparticles, Hayden Winter (Dissertation)

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Narrowing the Cognitive Distance Between Engineers and Customers: a Novel Approach, Based on Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping, Byung Sung Yoon (Dissertation)

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Testing the Correlation of Trace Element Characteristics with the Petrology and Temperature of Eruption of mid-Miocene Rhyolites in Eastern Oregon, Brianna Christine Young (Thesis)

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Implicit Learning of Children with and without Developmental Language Disorder across Auditory and Visual Categories, Wanchi Yu (Thesis)

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No Oxygen, No Water: the Unique Physiology of Annual Killifish Embryos Across Development, Daniel Erik Zajic (Dissertation)

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The Rise of Mono-Ethnic Religious Nationalism in Myanmar and Its Impacts on the Security Situation of the South Asian Region, S M Anisuz Zaman (Thesis)

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Understanding Evangelical Support for, and Opposition to Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election, Joseph Thomas Zichterman (Thesis)

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Valley of, Peter Zikos (Closed Thesis)

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Exploring How Community College Transfer Students Experience Connection in a Commuter University, Christa Michelle Zinke (Thesis)

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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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 Michelle 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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Local Radiance, Scott Peter Britell (Dissertation)

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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)