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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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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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Student Voice in a Participatory Design Process Focused on Developing Equity-Based STEM Teaching Practices, Frank Heimerdinger (Dissertation)

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Flood Dynamics in the Portland Metropolitan Area, Past, Present, and Future, Lumas Terence Helaire (Dissertation)

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DC-RTS Noise: Observation and Analysis, Benjamin William Hendrickson (Dissertation)

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Assessing the Efficacy of Virtual Experiments in the General Chemistry Laboratory, Cory Jerome Hensen (Dissertation)

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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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Attrition and Psychotherapy, Jesse Barrington Homan (Dissertation)

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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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The Process of Establishing Theoretically Grounded Measures of Science and Chemistry Identity for Use in Undergraduate Chemistry Courses, Kathryn Nicole Hosbein (Dissertation)

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

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A 30-Year Climatology of Meteorological Conditions Associated with Lightning Days in the Western United States, Dmitri Alexander Kalashnikov (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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The Many Wives of General August V. Kautz: Colonization in the Pacific Northwest, 1853-1895, Nicole Ann Kindle (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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Support From Inside Out: Exploring Whether Various Social Supports Assist in Reducing Prison Rule Violations, Sarah Renee Lazzari (Dissertation)

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

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The Optimized Synthesis of Copper Nanowire for High-quality and Fabrication of Core-Shell Nanowire, Suhyun 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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Cooperating Teachers' Perceived Preparedness to Support Science Teacher Candidates for Culturally Sustaining Science Teaching, Keelan Purcell LoFaro (Dissertation)

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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 Meryl 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 de Jong McKay (Thesis)

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The Influence of Age at Migration on Criminal Offending Among Foreign-Born Immigrants, Omar Melchor-Ayala (Dissertation)

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"All Things to All Men": the Life and Work of Monsignor Thomas J. Tobin, Priest of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, Samuel Richard Mertz (Thesis)

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Scientists, Uncertainty and Nature, an Analysis of the Development, Implementation and Unintended Consequences of the Northwest Forest Plan, Gilbert David Miller (Dissertation)

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A Study of Thermal Energy Storage of Phase Change Materials: Thermophysical Properties and Numerical Simulations, Kyung-Eun Min (Dissertation)

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Seismic Behavior of Screen Grid Core Insulated Concrete Form Walls, Anwer Sabah Mohammed Mohammed (Dissertation)

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"The Most Difficult Vote": Post-Roe Abortion Politics in Oregon, 1973-2001, Tanya Trangia Monthey (Thesis)

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Tracking Center of Mass with Limited Inertial Measurement Units, Connor Nathaniel Morrow (Thesis)

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Parr Going the Distance: How Migratory Difficulty Influences Red Muscle Lipid Storage in Juvenile Oncorhynchus mykiss, Emily Jean Morse (Thesis)

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Application of Single Particle Electron Microscopy to Native Lens Gap Junctions and Intrinsically Disordered Signaling Complexes, Janette Bernadette Myers (Dissertation)

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Architectural and Philosophical 'Makerspace' Redesign Impact on Teacher Beliefs and Practices: a Case Study, Rurik-Rory James Nackerud (Dissertation)

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Walking the Ridge of the Whorl, David Naimon (Closed Thesis)

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Noncompliance with Land Acquisition in Vietnam: a Policy Tools Approach, Dang Van Nguyen (Dissertation)

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Confronting Noh Demons: Zeami's Demon Pacifying Noh and Nobumitsu's Demon Killing Noh, Jitsuya Nishiyama (Thesis)

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RevolutionärInnen am Fließband: a Comparative Gendered Analysis of the 1973 Pierburg and Ford Migrant Labor Strikes, Jordan Faith Norquist (Thesis)

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Perceived Partner Responsiveness, Sleep and Pain: a Dyadic Study of Military-Connected Couples, AnnaMarie Sophia O'Neill (Thesis)

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Modeling Vertical Migration of Cyanobacteria and Zooplankton, Corina Christina Mae Overman (Thesis)

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"An Idolatry of Sound" : Nature, the Natural, and the Castrato's Body in the Eighteenth Century, Caitlin Elizabeth Pala (Thesis)

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The Interactive Effect of Temperature and Salinity in the Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), Rachel Marie Palmer (Thesis)

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Evaluating the Utility of Theories of Social Integration in Understanding Areal Suicide Rates in the United States, Nathan Finch Parsons (Thesis)

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Impact of Professional Development on Accessible Early Literacy Content for Preschool Children with Disabilities in Public Library Storytime, Melissa Pebly (Dissertation)

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The Effect of Dynamic Kinetic Selection on an Evolving Ribozyme Population, Patrick David Poletti (Dissertation)

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Bone Mineral Density of the Common Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus: a Proposed Model for Monitoring Osteological and Ecosystem Health, James Wright Burrus Powell (Dissertation)

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Hospital-Based Services for Opioid Use Disorder: a Study of Supply-Side Attributes, Kelsey Caroline Priest (Dissertation)

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Ethnonational Identity and Detached Lives in a Serbian Province: A Study of Parallelism Among Vojvodina's Hungarian Community, Uros Prokic (Dissertation)

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Recruitment Marketing: How Do Wellness and Work-Life Benefits Influence Employer Image Perceptions, Organizational Attraction, and Job Pursuit Intentions?, Amy Christine Pytlovany (Dissertation)

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Passive Separation of Binary Fluid Mixtures in Microchannels Using Lattice Boltzmann Method, Mohanad Kamil Radhi (Dissertation)

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Tree Canopy Cover and Potential in Portland, OR: a Spatial Analysis of the Urban Forest and Capacity for Growth, Jeff Ramsey (Thesis)

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Non-Contact Distillation, Rawand Muzafar Rasheed (Thesis)

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Geothermometry of H6 and L6 Chondrites and the Relationship between Impact Processing and Retrograde Metamorphism, Michael Tyler Ream (Thesis)

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To Disclose or Not to Disclose? Self-Disclosure of Mental Health in the Workplace, Samantha Margaret Reynolds (Thesis)

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The Combined Effects of Parent and Teacher Involvement on the Development of Adolescents' Academic Engagement, Nicolette Paige Rickert (Dissertation)

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Reproduciendo Otros Mundos: Indigenous Women's Struggles Against Neo-Extractivism and the Bolivian State, Gisela Victoria Rodriguez Fernandez (Dissertation)

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Stratospheric Polar Vortex Variability in the Northern Hemisphere: the Effects of Climate Change on Polar Vortex Trends and Future Projections, John Earl Rogers (Thesis)

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Measurements of N₂O and SF₆ Mole Fraction and N₂O Isotopic Composition between 1978 and 1997 in Archived Air Samples from Cape Meares, Oregon, Terry Clinton Rolfe (Dissertation)

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Recognizing and Addressing Risk Ambiguity in Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning: a Case Study of Miami-Dade County, Florida, Mary Ann Rozance (Dissertation)

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Situational Context of Police Use of Deadly Force: a Comparison of Black and White Subjects of Fatal Police Shootings, Shana Lynn Meaney Ruess (Thesis)

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Relationship Between Empathy and Language Proficiency in Adult Language Learners, Mika Sakai (Thesis)

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Examining the Development and Classroom Dynamics of Student Disaffection Over Multiple Time Periods: Short-term Episodes and Long-term Trajectories, Emily Anne Saxton (Dissertation)

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The Spatial and Temporal Evolution of the Portland and Tualatin Basins, Oregon, USA, Darby Patrick Scanlon (Thesis)

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Next Generation Science Standards and Physics First: a Case Study of High School Teachers' Beliefs and Practices, Stephen Godfrey Scannell (Dissertation)

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Very High Frequency Bipolar Junction Transistor Frequency Multiplier Drive Network Design and Analysis, Daniel Dale Schaeffer (Thesis)

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Design of a Canine Inspired Quadruped Robot as a Platform for Synthetic Neural Network Control, Cody Warren Scharzenberger (Thesis)

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Physics-Based Signal Processing Methods for Terahertz Non-Destructive Evaluation of Layered Media, Scott G. Schecklman (Dissertation)

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Localized Photoemission in Triangular Gold Antennas, Christopher M. Scheffler (Thesis)

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Not Even Past: Historical Essays on Subjects Forgotten, Michael L. Schepps (Closed Thesis)

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Statistical Analysis of Social Network Change, Teresa Danielle Schmidt (Dissertation)

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Student Sustainability Leadership Development at Portland State University: Developing Holistic Sustainability Leaders, Megan Suzanne Schneider (Thesis)

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Characterizing Tilt Effects on Wind Plants, Ryan Scott (Thesis)

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Drinking on a Work Night: a Comparison of Day and Person-Level Associations with Workplace Outcomes, Brittnie Renae Shepherd (Dissertation)

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Spontaneous Recombination of Short RNAs to Increase Length and Complexity in Prebiotically Plausible Conditions, Benedict Arthur Smail (Dissertation)

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Racial Disparities in a State Based Workers' Compensation System, Caroline Kristine Smith (Dissertation)

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Development and Validation of the Workplace Mental Illness Stigma Scale (W-MISS), Nicholas Anthony Smith (Dissertation)

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Effects of Regulation Intensity on Marijuana Black Market After Legalization, Sikang Song (Thesis)

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The Impact of Implementing Different Cordon Size Designs on Land Use Patterns in Portland, OR, Asia Spilotros (Dissertation)

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Relational Thriving in Context: Examining the Roles of Gratitude, Affectionate Touch, and Positive Affective Variability in Health and Well-Being, Alicia Rochelle Starkey (Dissertation)