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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Intrapersonal and Social-Contextual Factors Related to Psychological Well-being among Youth Experiencing Homelessness, Katricia Stewart (Thesis)

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Accumulation and Transmission Dynamics of a Naturally-Occurring mtDNA Deletion in Caenorhabditis briggsae, Jennifer Anne Sullins (Thesis)

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A Million Piece Jigsaw Puzzle: Transition Experiences of Foster Youth Accessing Higher Education through Community College, Karen A. Sullivan-Vance (Dissertation)

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Using Archival and Archaeofaunal Records to Examine Victorian-era Fish Use in the Pacific Northwest, Emily Celene Taber (Thesis)

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Stance-taking: JFL Learners and Benefactive Verbs, Kumiko Takizawa (Thesis)

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The Role of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in the Preparation of Secondary Teacher Candidates for Successful Teaching of Diverse Learners: a Multiphase Mixed Methods Case Study, Rosalyn Taylor (Dissertation)

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Perception of the Online Degree by Accounting Hiring Gatekeepers of Mid-Size Firms in the Northwestern U.S., Domanic Thomas (Dissertation)

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Effectiveness of Pollinator Enhancements in Portland Community Orchards, Jess Alan Tyler (Thesis)

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Neighborhood Economic Impacts of Contemporary Art Centers, Steve Van Eck (Closed Thesis)

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Latinas and Sexual Health: Correlates of Sexual Satisfaction, Christine Marie Velez (Dissertation)

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Annotation-Enabled Interpretation and Analysis of Time-Series Data, Niveditha Venugopal (Thesis)

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Representations of Immigrants in Young Adult Literature, Frances Augusta Ramos Verbruggen (Dissertation)

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EPA-RIMM-V: Efficient Rootkit Detection for Virtualized Environments, Tejaswini Ajay Vibhute (Thesis)

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Little Russia: Patterns in Migration, Settlement, and the Articulation of Ethnic Identity Among Portland's Volga Germans, Heather Ann Viets (Thesis)

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Combined Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Hydrogen Production Catalysis, Carolyn Noelle Virca (Dissertation)

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Urban Geocomputation: Two Studies on Urban Form and its Role in Altering Climate, Jackson Lee Voelkel (Thesis)

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Assessing Spatiotemporal Stream Temperature Trends and Drivers through Integrated Longitudinal Thermal Profiling and Stationary Data Logger Methodology on the Upper Chehalis River, WA, Whitney Vonada (Thesis)

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Composition and Dispersal Dynamics of Vegetation Communities in Urban Riparian Forests, Christa von Behren (Dissertation)

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Thietmar of Merseburg's Views on Clerical Warfare, Benjamin Joseph Wand (Thesis)

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Novel 2D Structure Nanomaterials Synthesis and IR Absorption, Suming Wang (Thesis)

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Strong Coupling Between Photonic Cavities, Xiang Wei (Thesis)

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Completion of DNA Replication in Escherichia coli, Brian Michael Wendel (Dissertation)

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Health Risks in Medical Homes and their Effects on Emergency Department and Inpatient Expenditures: a Focus on Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes in Oregon, Kweku Nyameyepa Wilson (Dissertation)

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A Foucaultian Discourse Analysis of Person-Centered Practice Using a Genealogical Framework of Intellectual Disability, Nick Winges-Yanez (Dissertation)

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b o y, Consuelo Wise (Closed Thesis)

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Small RNA MgrR Regulates Sensitivity of Escherichia fergusonii to Oxidative Stress, Austin Paul Wright (Thesis)

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Evaluating the Impact of Oregon's Citizen Initiative Review (CIR) on Voter Decisions, Ari Joaquin Wubbold (Thesis)

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Age-based Differences in the Usefulness of Resources: a Multi-Study Investigation of Work and Well-being Outcomes, Lale Muazzez Yaldiz (Dissertation)

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Power Spectrum Prediction of Amplified Dual-Band LTE-Advanced Signals, Xianzhen Yang (Thesis)

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Pathways to Kindergarten Growth: Synthesizing Theories of the Kindergarten Transition to Support Children's Development, Rita Yelverton (Dissertation)

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Assessment of Policy Alternatives for Mitigation of Barriers to EV Adoption, Bilgehan Yildiz (Dissertation)

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Flexural Strength, Ductility, and Serviceability of Beams that Contain High-Strength Steel Reinforcement and High-Grade Concrete, Anas Yosefani (Dissertation)

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Crystal Growth and Surface Modification of Pyrite for Use as a Photovoltaic Material, Eric Rustad Young (Dissertation)

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Fungal Endophytes in a Seed-Free Host: New Species that Demonstrate Unique Community Dynamics, Brett Steven Younginger (Dissertation)

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A Case Study of Student and Staff Perceptions of the School Breakfast Program: Food for Thought From a College Preparatory High School for Underserved Students, Jennifer Lucas Young (Dissertation)

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Reliability of Solder Joints in Embedded Packages Using Finite Element Methods, Valeri Aisha Yunusa (Thesis)

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Measuring and Modeling Evolution of Cryoconite Holes in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, Felix Jacob Zamora (Thesis)

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Ensemble Data Assimilation for Flood Forecasting in Operational Settings: from Noah-MP to WRF-Hydro and the National Water Model, Mahkameh Zarekarizi (Dissertation)

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Representations of Feminist Theory and Gender Issues in Introductory-Level Sociology Textbooks, Jena Amber Zarza (Thesis)

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Ozone Interaction with Indoor Building Materials and HVAC Filters, Omed Akber Abbass (Dissertation)

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Development of the Global-Self Through Collegiate Recreational Sports, Alexander Rocco Accetta (Dissertation)

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Urban Impacts to Forest Productivity, Soil Quality, and Canopy Structure in Forest Park, Portland, Oregon, Andrew David Addessi (Thesis)

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Multi-Dimensional Drought Risk Assessment Based on Socio-Economic Vulnerabilities and Hydro-Climatological Factors, Ali Ahmadalipour (Dissertation)

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Early Layout Design Exploration in TSV-based 3D Integrated Circuits, Mohammad Abrar Ahmed (Dissertation)

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Modeling of Ultrafine Particle Emissions and Ambient Levels for the Near Roadside Environment, Sauda Ahmed (Thesis)

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Laser as a Tool to Study Radiation Effects in CMOS, Bahar Ajdari (Dissertation)

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African American Teacher Recruitment: a Case Study in Oregon, Deborah Miller Allen (Dissertation)

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Utilization of Remote Sensing in Drought Monitoring Over Iraq, Yousif Almamalachy (Thesis)

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Technology Assessment Model of Developing Geothermal Energy Resources for Supporting Electrical System: the Case for Oregon, Ahmed Shehab Alshareef (Thesis)

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The Force of Manhood: the Consequences of Masculinity Threat on Police Officer Use of Force, Aurelia Terese Alston (Thesis)

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Explaining Unequal Transportation Outcomes in a Gentrifying City: the Example of Portland, Oregon, Eugenio Arriaga Cordero (Dissertation)

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Teacher and Student Perceptions of World Englishes (WE) Pronunciations in two US Settings, Marie Arrieta (Thesis)

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Supervisor Mindfulness and Its Association with Leader-Member Exchange, Dana Anuhea Auten (Thesis)

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Exploring Mathematical Capital: an Essential Construct for Mathematical Success?, Marla Ann Lasswell Baber (Dissertation)

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Primary Care and Mental Health Integration in Coordinated Care Organizations, Robin Lynn Baker (Dissertation)

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Analyzing the Online Environment: How are More Effective Teachers Spending Their Time?, Scott Davis Barrentine (Thesis)

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A Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of Parents of Young Children with Autism Receiving Special Education Services, Donna Marie Barrow (Dissertation)

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Achieving Operational Seismic Performance of RC Bridge Bents Retrofitted with Buckling-Restrained Braces, Ramiro Andrés Gabriel Bazáez Gallardo (Dissertation)

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A Brief Intervention to Increase the Use of Precorrection and Praise by Elementary School Teachers, Dustin Bindreiff (Dissertation)

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The Effects of Scale Variation on Single-Family Residential Water Use in Portland, OR, Matthew Ryan Lee Bonnette (Thesis)

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Combat Experiences, Iso-strain, and Sleep Quality Affect Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress among Working Post-9/11 Veterans, Gilbert Patrick Brady Jr. (Thesis)

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Preparing Historically Underserved Students for STEM Careers: the Role of an Inquiry-based High School Science Sequence Beginning with Physics, Jon P. Bridges (Dissertation)

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The 2016 Presidential Election: Demographic Transformation and Racial Backlash, Skyler Lillian Brocker-Knapp (Thesis)

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Rhyolite Petrogenesis at Tower Mountain Caldera, OR, Elizabeth Ann Brown (Thesis)

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Synthesis and Characterization of the 2-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, Robert Browning (Dissertation)

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Influence of Mixing and Buoyancy on Competition Between Cyanobacteria Species in Upper Klamath Lake, Roberta Joann Brunkalla (Thesis)

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An Exploration of Effective Community College Instructors' Use of Culturally Competent Pedagogies, Aylin Bunk (Dissertation)

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The Revolution Will Not Be Politicized: Political Expression in the Manga Adaptations of Kanikōsen, Benjamin Robert Burton (Thesis)

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Exploring the Determinants of Vulnerable Road Users' Crash Severity in State Roads, Àlvaro Alfonso Caviedes Cómbita (Thesis)

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Adaptive Evolution under Favorable and Unfavorable Population Genetic Conditions in Caenorhabditis elegans Nematodes, Stephen Fuller Christy (Thesis)

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Identifying Clusters of Non-Farm Activity within Exclusive Farm Use Zones in the Northern Willamette Valley, Nicholas Chun (Thesis)

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Framing Homelessness as Crisis: A Comparative Content Analysis of Local Media Reports on Portland's Tent Cities, Katrien Cokeley (Thesis)

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Improved Scoring Models for Semantic Image Retrieval Using Scene Graphs, Erik Timothy Conser (Thesis)

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Off Center Any Other Time, Kellie Constance Cook (Closed Thesis)

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Detecting Change in Rainstorm Properties from 1977-2016 and Associated Future Flood Risks in Portland, Oregon, Alexis Kirsten Cooley (Thesis)

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Technology Planning for Aligning Emerging Business Models and Regulatory Structures: the Case of Electric Vehicle Charging and the Smart Grid, Kelly R. Cowan (Dissertation)

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Field Mapping Investigation and Geochemical Analysis of Volcanic Units within the Dinner Creek Tuff Eruptive Center, Malheur County, Eastern Oregon, Matthew Cruz (Thesis)

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Issues in Urban Trip Generation, Kristina Marie Currans (Dissertation)

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Copper Nanowires Synthesis and Self-Assembly for Interconnect Applications, Srikar Rao Darmakkolla (Dissertation)

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The Cul3 Ubiquitin Ligase: an Essential Regulator of Diverse Cellular Processes, Brittney Marie Davidge (Dissertation)

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Why Do Animals Do What They Do, When They Do It? Characterizing the Role of the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in Seasonal Life-History Transitions, Catherine Anne Dayger Forbes (Dissertation)

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Two-Photon Excitation, Fluorescence Microscopy, and Quantitative Measurement of Two-Photon Absorption Cross Sections, Fredrick Michael DeArmond (Dissertation)

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Close Enough: Adventures in Fact-Checking, Ramona Wynne DeNies (Closed Thesis)

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Stereotype Threat and Effects of Students' Perception of Their Math Teacher's Fairness on Their Math Self-Efficacy, Alexis Jocelyn DeVigal (Thesis)

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Analysis of the Acid-Base Balance of Mainstream Tobacco Smoke and its Effect on the Gas/Particle Partitioning of Nicotine, Amy Kathleen DeVita-McBride (Thesis)

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Refining Bounding-Box Regression for Object Localization, Naomi Lynn Dickerson (Thesis)

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Fully Generic Programming Over Closed Universes of Inductive-Recursive Types, Larry Diehl (Dissertation)

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Wicked Water Problems: Can Network Governance Deliver? Integrated Water Management Case Studies from New Zealand and Oregon, USA, Jacqueline Dingfelder (Dissertation)

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Investigating Statistics Teachers' Knowledge of Probability in the Context of Hypothesis Testing, Jason Mark Asis Dolor (Dissertation)

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Turbidity Dynamics during High-Flow Storm Events in the Clackamas River, Oregon 2006-2012, Micelis Clyde Doyle (Thesis)

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The Voices of Special Educators: How Do Special Educators Teach English Language Learners Who are Receiving Special Education Services?, Elizabeth Ann DuBois (Dissertation)

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Properties of Carbon Nanotubes: Defects, Adsorbates, and Gas Sensing, Micah C. Eastman (Dissertation)

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Identity and Community in Rural Higher Education: Creating New Pathways to Women's Leadership in Oaxaca, Mexico, Amanda Marie Elder (Thesis)

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Impact Analysis of Increased Dispatchable Resources on a Utility Feeder in OpenDSS, Crystal Eppinger (Thesis)

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Development of a Technology Transfer Score for Evaluating Research Proposals: Case Study of Demand Response Technologies in the Pacific Northwest, Judith Estep (Dissertation)

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Design and Application of a 3D Photocatalyst Material for Water Purification, Simon Paul Fowler (Dissertation)

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Enhancing Value-Based Healthcare with Reconstructability Analysis: Predicting Risk for Hip and Knee Replacements, Cecily Corrine Froemke (Dissertation)

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An Examination of the Relationship Between Professional Development Providers' Epistemological and Nature of Science Beliefs and their Professional Development Programs, Alfonso Garcia Arriola (Dissertation)

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Land Use Mix and Pedestrian Travel Behavior: Advancements in Conceptualization and Measurement, Steven Robert Gehrke (Dissertation)

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Evolution and Metabolic Potential of Francisella-like Endosymbionts of Ticks, Jonathan Graham Gerhart (Thesis)