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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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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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A Mixed Methods Analysis of Corpus Data from Reddit Discussions of "Gay Voice", Sara Elizabeth Mulliner (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)

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Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and Juvenile Offending Through Parental Monitoring, Kelly E. Stewart (Dissertation)

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Symbiosis in Archaea: Functional and Phylogenetic Diversity of Marine and Terrestrial Nanoarchaeota and their Hosts, Emily Joyce St. John (Thesis)

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The Influence of Hibernation Temperature on Deiodinase 2 in Red-Sided Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis), Kalera Stratton (Thesis)

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"Beneath this Sod": Intersections of Colonialism, Urbanization, and Memory in the Cemeteries of Salem and Portland, Oregon, Kirsten Makenna Straus (Thesis)

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Family, School, and Forms of Capital, Sonja Taylor (Dissertation)

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Optimizing On-Street Parking Supply with Analytical Models, Chawalit Tipagornwong (Dissertation)

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Capillary Migration of Large Confined Drops in Non-wetting Wedges, Logan John Torres (Thesis)

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Memcapacitive Reservoir Computing Architectures, Dat Tien Tran (Dissertation)

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Context-Aware Wi-Fi Infrastructure-based Indoor Positioning Systems, Huy Phuong Tran (Dissertation)

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Arctic Security: the Race for the Arctic through the Prism of International Relations Theory, Michael Gregory Morgan Trujillo (Thesis)

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Closing the Loop: the Capacities and Constraints of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), Phillip Nicholas Turman-Bryant (Dissertation)

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Systems Isomorphisms in Stochastic Dynamic Systems, Rajesh Venkatachalapathy (Dissertation)

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The Influence of Neighborhood Landscape Characteristics on Native Bird Communities: Implications for Increasing Biodiversity in Our Yards, Michael E. Vermeulen (Thesis)

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"To Call or Not to Call?" The Impact of Supervisor Training on Call Center Employee Attitudes and Well-Being, Whitney Elan Schneider Vogel (Thesis)

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Modeling and Control of Magnetic Gear Dynamics in a Wind Turbine Drivetrain, Danielle Vournas (Thesis)

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Investigating the Origins of Toxins Present in Electronic Cigarette Aerosols, Shawna Vreeke (Dissertation)

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Fatigue Characteristics of New ECO Series Aluminum 7175 Alloy, Chinh Q.L. Vu (Dissertation)

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Are We Providing Preferred Floral Resources for Bees in Our Neighborhoods? : Assessing the Relationship Between Small Scale Vegetation Metrics and Bee Presence in SE Portland, Hailey Wallace (Thesis)

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Mud, Twigs, and Clover, Mark Walsh (Closed Thesis)

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Gentrification and Student Achievement: a Quantitative Analysis of Student Performance on Standardized Tests in Portland's Gentrifying Neighborhoods, Justin Joseph Ward (Thesis)

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Principia, Kathryn Borak Watson (Closed Thesis)

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"It's All Because I Like the Person That's Teaching Me": Masculinities, Engagement, and Caring Relationships in Secondary Schools, Cristy Lauren Weggelaar (Dissertation)

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Nine Times Out of Ten, You Don't Die, Patrick Ronald Wensink (Thesis)

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Concrete Bridge Deck Performance Data and Metrics for the State of Oregon, Jael Wettach-Glosser (Thesis)

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Grappling with the African E-Waste Pandemic: Contributing Factors and Future Deterrence, Brittany Nicole Wideman (Thesis)

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Physical and Emotional Sibling Violence and Child Welfare: a Critical Realist Exploratory Study, Katherine Elizabeth Winters (Dissertation)

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Sensory Relevance Models, Walt Woods (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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An Assessment of Sentencing Disparities among American Indians within the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Federal Circuit Courts, Makenzie Laron Aaby (Thesis)

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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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Grammatical Errors by Arabic ESL Students: an Investigation of L1 Transfer through Error Analysis, Aisha Saud Alasfour (Thesis)

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

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Who Am I? Criminal Social Identity as a Mediator in the Relationship between Criminal Peers and Criminal Attitudes within a Sample of Probationers/Parolees, Quinton Thomas Alexander (Thesis)

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Thermally (Un-) Stratified Wind Plants: Stochastic and Data-Driven Reduced Order Descriptions/Modeling, Naseem Kamil Ali (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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The Effect of Styrene-Maleic Acid (SMA) Copolymers on Solubilizing Lipid Bilayers and Forming Nanodiscs, Ghada Alramadan (Thesis)

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3D Hydrodynamic, Temperature, and Water Quality Numerical Model for Surface Waterbodies: Development, Verification, and Field Case Studies, Hussein Ali Mahdi Al-Zubaidi (Dissertation)

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Staring Into the Sun: Essays on Vision and Blindness, Joshua James Amberson (Closed Thesis)

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Finding Common Ground: Relationship Building and Communication between PO and Client within a Community Supervision Setting, Carl Eugene Appleton (Thesis)

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Impact of Suburban Landscape Features on Gene Flow of the Model Invasive Grass, Brachypodium sylvaticum, Tina Marie Arredondo (Thesis)

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Delphinids on Display: the Capture, Care, and Exhibition of Cetaceans at Marineland of the Pacific, 1954-1967, Taylor Michael Bailey (Thesis)

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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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Giving the Noose the Slip: an Analysis of Female Murderers in Oregon, 1854-1950, Jenna Leigh Barganski (Thesis)

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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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Woodpeckers in the City: Habitat Use and Minimum Area Requirements of Woodpeckers in Urban Parks and Natural Areas in Portland, Oregon, Adam Baz (Thesis)