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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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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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Exploring miRNA Function and Host Response to Coxiella burnetii Infection, Madhur Sachan (Dissertation)

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The Return to Anisotropy Across a Jet in Crossflow, Gregory P. Sakradse (Thesis)

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"It's Not by Accident": Examining Leadership Efforts to Disrupt Oregon's Segregated K-12 Education System, Michael Eric Salitore (Dissertation)

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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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Finding a Community Niche: Rethinking Historic House Museums in Oregon, Liza Julene Schade (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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Reducing Transphobic Attitudes: a Cross-National Investigation of College Students in Japan and the United States, Kazusa Seko (Thesis)

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Racializing Discourses: An Exploration of Moreno Subject Formation in Oaxaca, Mexico, Juan Salvador Sepulveda-Figuereo (Thesis)

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From MDP to AlphaZero, David Robert SeWell (Thesis)

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Modeling Environmental Factors Related to Drought-Induced Tree Mortality Based on Lidar and Hyperspectral Imagery, Lauren Nicole Sharwood (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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Japanese-English Code-Switching by Postwar Speakers in Contemporary America, Andre John Shepherd (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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Mechanistic Investigation of Neuropeptide S-nitrosylation by Nitric Oxide Moieties: A Kinetic and Thermodynamic Approach, Vusumuzi Leroy Sibanda (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)

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Regionalist Romance: "America Eats" and the Culinary Myth-Making of the Federal Writers' Project, Icarus J. Smith (Thesis)

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"B-ing Flexible" : Examining Creativity in Bisexual Employees, Megan Jane Snoeyink (Thesis)

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Field Trials and Long-Term Monitoring of Microbially-Induced Desaturation for the Treatment of Liquefiable Silty Soils, Kayla Rae Sorenson (Thesis)

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Marijuana-related Crime in Oregon Following Legalization of Recreational Use, Ana Alicia Soto (Thesis)

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Development of a Design Guideline for Pile Foundations Subjected to Liquefaction-Induced Lateral Spreading, Milad Souri (Dissertation)

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Immodest Transformations, Georg Sperle (Closed Thesis)

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Women's Work: a Feminist Standpoint Theory Study of Scholarship, Voice, and Resistance in the Academic Generation of Knowledge, Linnea Angelica Spitzer (Dissertation)

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Methods for Object Tracking With Machine Vision, Zachary Simon Stamler (Thesis)

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Nesting Habits of Cavity Nesting Bees and Wasps in Portland, Oregon, Stefanie Kay Steele (Thesis)

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Photoemission Electron Microscopy for Direct Observation of Photonic and Plasmonic Phenomena, Theodore Stenmark (Dissertation)

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Exploring the Relationships Between Community Experiences and Well-Being among Youth Experiencing Homelessness, Katricia Stewart (Dissertation)

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Projections of Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation Patterns and Associated Temperature and Precipitation Over the Pacific Northwest Using CMIP6 Models, Graham Patrick Taylor (Thesis)

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The Perspectives of Head Start Employed Community College Students Who Earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education Programs: A Phenomenological Study Exploring Challenges and Successes, Robyne E. Taylor (Dissertation)

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Kinematic Demands on Pile-Supported Wharves Due to Liquefaction-Induced Lateral Ground Deformations, Thomas John Torkelson II (Thesis)

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Ancillary Data for Refining Computer Adaptive Algorithms for the Assessment of Anomia, Emily Kathryn Tudorache (Thesis)

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Mothers' Drinking Motives, Sheila Kathleen Umemoto (Thesis)

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Letitia Carson in Court: African American Women, Property, and Wages in the Pacific Northwest, Stephanie Marie Vallance (Thesis)

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Portland Urban Coyote Project: A Review of Citizen Science's Utility for Researching Urban Canids and the Human Environment, Keith David VanderBrooke (Thesis)

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An Examination of Nurses' Schedule Characteristics, Recovery from Work, and Well-Being, Sarah Elizabeth Van Dyck (Dissertation)

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Amount and Depositional Fate of Carbon Mobilized by Landsliding in SE Alaska, Bryce Alois Vascik (Thesis)

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Biological Invasions in Coastal Marine Ecosystems: How Changes in Trade Are Linked to Ballast Water Delivery of Nonindigenous Species, Danielle Elizabeth Verna (Dissertation)

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Rowing Concerns: Collaborative Governance and Stakeholder Determination in the Central Oregon's Deschutes Basin, Noel Vineyard (Thesis)

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Believe What You Will: Essays, Lee Ware (Closed Thesis)

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The Soniferous Experience of Public Space: A Soundscape Approach, Kenya DuBois Williams (Dissertation)

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Impacts of Nontraditional Admissions Criteria on the Admittance and Retention of Academically At-Risk Student Populations, Kristen Marie Winter (Dissertation)

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Temperature-induced Activation of the Reproductive Axis through Melatonin-mediated Changes in Thyrotropin, Treven J. Winters (Thesis)

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The Digital Divide and Health: Examining Digital Access as a Social Determinant of Health, Elizabeth Melissa Withers (Dissertation)

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Microbes on the Mountain: Plant-Microbe Associations and Interactions on Mount St. Helens, Emily Rose Wolfe (Dissertation)

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Short-term and Long-term Effects of New Light Rail Transit Service on Transit Ridership and Traffic Congestion at Two Geographical Levels, Huajie Yang (Dissertation)

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Spectrum Modeling of RF Amplifiers Based on Intercept Points with Measurement Improvements, Siyuan Yan (Dissertation)

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ten-cent flower & other territories, Charity E. Yoro (Closed Thesis)

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MIT-S1 Constitutive Model Calibration for a Portland-area Soil, Steven Ryan Young (Thesis)

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Preventing Sexual Violence Through Understanding Perceptions of Sexual Offenders, Judith G. Zatkin (Dissertation)

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Development of Graphene Synthesis and Characterization Techniques Toward CMOS Applications and Beyond, Otto Kno Zietz (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Outsiders Within Inequality Regimes: a Sociological Framework to Advance the Lives of Women Veterans, Sarah Louise Aktepy (Dissertation)

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Exploring Policies and Strategies for the Diffusion of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) for the Care of Senior Population, Hamad Asri Alanazi (Dissertation)

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Long Term Changes to the Lower Columbia River Estuary (LCRE) Hydrodynamics and Salinity Patterns, Aqeel Al-bahadily (Dissertation)

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The Experience of Female Caregivers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nouf Albugami (Dissertation)

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A Land of Poets and Warriors: the Connection Between Warrior Culture and Bardic Culture in Medieval Wales c. 1066-1283, Sarah Lynn Alderson (Thesis)

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Achieving High Reliability Organizations Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps - the Case of Offshore Oil and Gas, Ahmed A. Alibage (Dissertation)

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Power Efficiency Enhancement and Linearization Techniques for Power Amplifiers in Wireless Communications, Haider Al-kanan (Dissertation)

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Undrained Cyclic Shear Resistance of Low Plastic Silts, Rawan Almoumen (Thesis)

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A Systematic Content Analysis of the Justice Reinvestment Programs Across Oregon Counties, Lorena Ambriz (Thesis)

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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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New Perspectives on Johannes de Muris and his Notitia artis musicae, Jeffrey Allan Arnsdorf (Thesis)

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Juveniles in the Interrogation Room: Defense Attorneys as a Protective Factor, Caitlin Noelle August (Thesis)

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Examining Employee Needs at Work and Home: a Self-Determination Theory Perspective, Dana Anuhea Auten (Dissertation)

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Microplastics in Pacific Northwest Bivalves: Ecological Prevalence, Harvester-Consumer Exposure, and Aquarium Exhibit Outcomes, Britta Rahel Baechler (Dissertation)

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Sensitivity Diagnostics and Adaptive Tuning of the Multivariate Stochastic Volatility Model, Sebastian Baldivieso (Closed Dissertation)

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A Seasonal Study of Ecoroof Metal and Nutrient Dynamics and Associated Drivers in an Ecoroof on a Commercial Building in North Portland Oregon, Alex Vijay Bans (Thesis)

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Self-Rescue, or Something Like It, Brittany Ann Barnhouse (Closed Thesis)

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Multiple Diagram Navigation, Hisham Benotman (Dissertation)

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Identifying a Starting Point for the Guided Reinvention of the Classification of Chemically Important Symmetry Groups, Anna Marie Bergman (Dissertation)

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Paradigm Shifts in Large-Scale Educational Change: Uncovering the Oregon Education Investment Board's Theory of Change-in-Action, Johanna Kathryn Blackford (Dissertation)

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Factors Affecting Clinical Research Enrollment Among Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, Nicole Grace Bouranis (Dissertation)

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Rebranding Empire: Consumers, Commodities, and the Empire Marketing Board, 1926-1933, Ashley Kristen Bower (Thesis)

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Crania Japonica: Ethnographic Portraiture, Scientific Discourse, and the Fashioning of Ainu/Japanese Colonial Identities, Jeffrey Braytenbah (Thesis)

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Debts, Karina L. Briski (Closed Thesis)

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Time Series Analysis Evaluating Mortality Rates and the Differences of How States Investigate Deaths, Jordan M. Bruhn (Thesis)

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Trajectories, Time Windows, and Alternative Pathways of Engagement: Motivational Resources Underlying Academic Development during Middle School, Heather Anne Brule (Dissertation)

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Relationships Between In-Situ Tests and Soil Cyclic Strength for Earthquake Hazard Characterization in the Pacific Northwest, Tanner Scott Bryantt (Thesis)

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A Colorless Nature: Exploring the Mental Health (Help-Seeking) Experiences of Pre-Adolescent Black American Children, Christopher Ashley Burkett (Dissertation)

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Distribution, Geochronology, and Petrogenesis of the Picture Gorge Basalt with Special Focus on Petrological Relationships to the Main Columbia River Basalt Group, Emily Bogdan Cahoon (Dissertation)

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Re-engaging Individual Capacities in Service of Civic Capacity: a Model of Holistic Civic Engagement Education for the University, Jane Gerald Carr (Dissertation)

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Collaboration and Evaluation in Urban Sustainability and Resilience Transformations: the Keys to a Just Transition?, Liliana Elizabeth Caughman (Dissertation)

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The Economically Disadvantaged Speak: Exploring the Intersection of Poverty, Race, Child Neglect and Racial Disproportionality in the Child Welfare System, Angela Gail Cause (Dissertation)

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CE-QUAL-W2 Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Model of the Cedar River Municipal Watershed, Amory Spencer Cervarich (Thesis)

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Vessel Trajectory Prediction Using Historical AIS Data, Jagir Laxmichand Charla (Thesis)

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Robust Maximum Flow Network Interdiction Problem, Darshan Rajesh Chauhan (Thesis)

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Hearing the Voices of Bicultural and Bilingual Teachers: Using a Case Study Approach to Explain the Professional Identity Development of Early Career Native Chinese Mandarin Teachers, Jing Chen (Dissertation)

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An Inquiry into Developing College Student Socially-Responsible Leadership: Ethics of Justice and Care in the Midst of Conflict and Controversy, Jill Frances Childress (Dissertation)

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Examining Mindfulness Training for Teachers: Theoretical and Methodological Extensions of Intervention Effectiveness, Jaiya Rae Choles (Dissertation)

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Engaging Communities in Archaeology on Private Property in an Urban Neighborhood: the Search for the First (1825-1829) Fort Vancouver, Vancouver, Washington, Amy Carolyn Clearman (Thesis)

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Amplifying Latinx Voice through Interview Study: Highlighting Mathematics Identity as a Pathway to Student Self-Empowerment and Academic Agency, Brea Justine Cohen (Dissertation)

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Waste Management in the Global South: an Inquiry on the Patterns of Plastic and Waste Material Flows in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Katie Ann Conlon (Dissertation)

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Smart Contract Vulnerabilities on the Ethereum Blockchain: a Current Perspective, Daniel Steven Connelly (Thesis)

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Glacial Meltwater Modeling to Simulate Lake Water Budget (1996-2013) in Taylor Valley, Antarctica, Julian Michael Cross (Thesis)

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Migrant Health Policies in the European Union: a Comparative Policy Analysis, Jessica Joanne Currier (Dissertation)

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Unpacking the Process and Outcomes of Ethical Markets: a Focus on Certified B Corporations, Renée Bogin Curtis (Dissertation)