This collection contains both Doctoral Dissertations and Masters Theses.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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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)

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You are D. B. Cooper, James Bezerra (Thesis)

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White Space, Black Space: Community Gardens in Portland, Oregon, David Ross Billings Jr. (Thesis)

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Effects of Fan Cooling at Room Temperature on Indoor 20-km Cycling Time Trial Performance, Matthew Bloom (Thesis)

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Judgments of Lethal Risk: a Comparison of Visual and Narrative Stimuli, Derek Anthony Bonniksen (Thesis)

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Quantifying Knickpoint Behavior and Erosion Mechanisms in an Urbanized Watershed, Bull Mountain, Washington County, Oregon, Max Gregory Bordal (Thesis)

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A Spatial Analysis of Ceramics in Northwestern Alaska: Studying Pre-Contact Gendered Use of Space, Katelyn Elizabeth Braymer-Hayes (Thesis)

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Glacier Inventories and Change in Glacier National Park, Melissa Carrie Brett (Thesis)

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Shear-Force Acoustic Near-Field Microscopy and Its Implementation in the Study of Confined Mesoscopic Fluids, Theodore Alex Brockman (Thesis)

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Walter's Rules for Getting By, Patrick Brogan (Closed Thesis)

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Is Therapy Going to the Dogs? Evaluating Animal Assisted Therapy for Early Identified At-Risk Children, Leah Faith Brookner (Dissertation)

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The Impact of Leader Race and Gender on Perceptions of Organizations in Response to Corporate Error, Nicolas Derek Brown (Thesis)

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Pushing Back on School Pushout: Youth at an Alternative School Advocate for Educational Change Through Youth Participatory Action Research, Jessica Hopson Burbach (Dissertation)

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Selling Protest in the News? Movement-Media Framing of Occupations: an Exploratory Study, Andrew David Butz (Dissertation)

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"My Teacher Says I'm an Overachiever, but I Think He's an Overexpecter" : Teacher Expectations, Self-Concept, and Academic Success, Jennifer Lea Campbell (Thesis)

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Wind Energy and Wind-Energy-Inspired Turbulent Wakes: Modulation of Structures, Mechanisms and Flow Regimes, Elizabeth H. Camp (Dissertation)

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Volcanic Glass as a Paleoenvironmental Proxy: Comparing Preparation Methods on Ashes from the Lee of the Cascade Range in Oregon, USA, Tessa Boe Carlson (Thesis)

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Computer-Based Instruction as a Form of Differentiated Instruction in a Traditional, Teacher-led, Low-Income, High School Biology Classroom, Cheryl Casey (Thesis)

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Assessing the Effects of Climate Change and Fuel Treatments on Forest Dynamics and Wildfire in Dry Mixed-Conifer Forests of the Inland West: Linking Landscape and Social Perspectives, Brooke Alyce Cassell (Dissertation)

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Software Defined Radio Based Modulated Scatterer Antenna Measurement, Aditya Channamallu (Closed Thesis)

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An Exploration of Linear Classifiers for Unsupervised Spiking Neural Networks with Event-Driven Data, Wesley Chavez (Thesis)

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Hierarchical Random Boolean Network Reservoirs, Sai Kiran Cherupally (Thesis)

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Impacts of Mindfulness Training on Mechanisms Underlying Stress Reduction in Teachers: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial, Jaiya Rae Choles (Thesis)

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Environmental Justice in Natural Disaster Mitigation Policy and Planning: a Case Study of Flood Risk Management in Johnson Creek, Portland, Oregon, Seong Yun Cho (Dissertation)

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Exploring Technology Forecasting and its Implications for Strategic Technology Planning, Yonghee Cho (Dissertation)

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"Tindersluts" & "Tinderellas:" Examining Young Women's Construction and Negotiation of Modern Sexual Scripts within a Digital Hookup Culture, MacKenzie A. Christensen (Thesis)

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Electric Water Heater Modeling for Distributed Energy Resource Aggregation and Control, Anne E. Clarke (Thesis)

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Using the Syrian Civil War to Measure Hierarchy: Regional Power Transition in the Middle East, Eric Michael Clary (Thesis)

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Bounding Box Improvement with Reinforcement Learning, Andrew Lewis Cleland (Thesis)

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The Limitations of DNA Interstrand Cross-link Repair in Escherichia coli, Jessica Michelle Cole (Thesis)

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What's New Pussyhat? Men, Feminism, and Social Identity, Rachel Lee Crist (Thesis)

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Student Motivation Profiles as a Diagnostic Tool to Help Teachers Provide Targeted Support, Cailin Tricia Currie (Dissertation)

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Politics in the Social Media Era: the Relationship Between Social Media Use and Political Participation During the 2016 United States Presidential Election, Kevin Everett Curry (Dissertation)

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Insufficient Effort Responding on Mturk Surveys: Evidence-Based Quality Control for Organizational Research, Lee Cyr (Thesis)

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The Impact of Online Professional Development on the Assessment Efficacy of Novice Itinerant Teachers of Students with Multiple Disabilities Including Visual Impairments, Jacqulyn Anne Donnenwirth Daniels (Dissertation)

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Modeling the Co-Production of Public Sector Innovation: Strategic Dimensions of Organizational Innovation within the Public Maritime Ports of the Pacific Northwest, Christopher R. Davis (Dissertation)