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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Variability in Historical Fire Patterns of a Moist Mixed-Conifer Forest in the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon, Laura Marie Platt (Thesis)

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Not Coughing, Speaking Through a Dog, Joshua Pollock (Closed Thesis)

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Balancing Security, Performance and Deployability in Encrypted Search, David Joel Pouliot (Dissertation)

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Exploring the Factors Influencing Big Data Technology Acceptance, Mohammad Nayemur Rahman (Dissertation)

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Short- and Long-term Impacts of a Deliberative Pedagogy in Introductory Biology and Chemistry Courses, Liz Rain-Griffith (Thesis)

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Weekend Spanish Immersion Camp: a Non-Traditional Teaching World Language to Middle School American Students, Jorge Oscar Ramirez (Dissertation)

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Archaeological Feature Identification Through Geochemical Analysis of Arctic Sediments from the Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Northwest Alaska, Patrick William Reed (Thesis)

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Leveraging Model Flexibility and Deep Structure: Non-Parametric and Deep Models for Computer Vision Processes with Applications to Deep Model Compression, Anthony D. Rhodes (Dissertation)

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A Numerical Investigation of Microgravity Evaporation, Daniel Peter Ringle (Thesis)

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Do Fungal Symbionts of Salt Marsh Plants Affect Interspecies Competition?, Vanessa Robertson-Rojas (Thesis)

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Inclusion for Speech-Language Pathology Minority Graduate Students, Teresa Michelle Roberts (Dissertation)

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A Computer Science Academic Vocabulary List, David Roesler (Thesis)

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History and Memory in the Intersectionality of Heritage Sites and Cultural Centers in the Pacific Northwest and Hawai'i, Leah Marie Rosenkranz (Thesis)

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Assessing Adaptive Capacity to Climate and Population Change at the Urban-Rural Interface: Human-Water System Dynamics in the Hood River Valley, Oregon, Alexander Reid Ross (Dissertation)

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Crime Risk near Reported Homeless Encampments: a Spatial Analysis, Kortney Lynn Russell (Thesis)

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Designing a More Effective MRI Contrast Agent: Investigation into Various Functionalization Strategies for Targeted Imaging, Lauren Nicole Rust (Dissertation)

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Use of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Including Sheets, Rods, and Ropes in Strengthening and Repairing Long Reinforced Concrete Columns, Yasir Matloob Saeed (Dissertation)

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Variation in Female and Male Dialogue in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Multi-dimensional Analysis, Amber Morgan Sanchez (Thesis)

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Cultural Wealth and the Racialized Experiences of Persisting Latinx Business Students in a Predominantly White Institution: a Study on Sense of Belonging, Rebecca Sue Sanchez (Dissertation)

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Examining Bicycle and Motorized Vehicle Speeds and Their Relationships in the Context of Urban Roadways, Jaclyn Sue Schaefer (Thesis)

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Statistical Modeling of Historical Daily Water Temperatures in the Lower Columbia River, Malia Hanae Scott (Thesis)

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Great Sand Sea, Nada Sewidan (Thesis)

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Untangling the Factors that Affect Student Retention: a Quantitative Study of the Relationships among First-Year Seminar Program Characteristics and Instructor Type (Full-Time and Part-Time), Christina Marie Shafer (Dissertation)

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The Impacts of the Bicycle Network on Bicycling Activity: a Longitudinal Multi-City Approach, Wei Shi (Dissertation)

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The Impact of Paternal Caregivers for Youth Who Commit Sexual Offenses, Miranda Hope Sitney (Dissertation)

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Dynamic Effects of Inertial Particles on the Wake Recovery of a Model Wind Turbine, Sarah E. Smith (Thesis)

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Clustered Hyperspectral Target Detection, Sean Onufer Stalley (Thesis)

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In Search of a Third Place on Campus: an Exploration of the Effects of Built Space on Students' Sense of Belonging, Kimberly S. Stave (Dissertation)

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Catholic Social Teaching and Sustainable Development: What the Church Provides for Specialists, Anthony Philip Stine (Dissertation)

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Synthesizing Expressive Behaviors for Humanoid Robots, Mathias Irwan Sunardi (Dissertation)

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Indoor Air Quality Impacts of a Woodstove Exchange Program in Washington County, Oregon, Matthew Forrest Survilo (Thesis)

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Geochemical Response to Thermal Energy Storage in the Columbia River Basalt Aquifer System Beneath the Portland Basin, Oregon, Ellen Elizabeth Svadlenak (Thesis)

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Memristive Architectures and Algorithms for Approximate Graph-based Inference, Mohammad M.A. Taha (Dissertation)

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Medical Faculty Engagement in Curricular Revisions: an Inquiry into Individual and Organizational Factors that Support Participation, Tomoko Tanikawa (Dissertation)

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Human Energy in the Workplace: an Investigation of Daily Energy Management Strategies, Job Stressors and Employee Outcomes, Morgan Rose Taylor (Thesis)

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Wildlife Connectivity Modeling for the Northern Red-legged Frog in the Portland Metropolitan Area, Oregon, Amanda Hilary Temple (Thesis)

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Individual and Community Supports that Impact Community Inclusion and Recovery for Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses, Rachel Elizabeth Terry (Dissertation)

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Investigating Sexual Fantasy and Sexual Behavior in Adolescent Offenders, Hayley Lauren Tews (Dissertation)

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A Multivariate Assessment of Climate Change Projections Over South America Using CMIP5, Valerie Maria Thaler (Thesis)

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Sensing Malignancy: Expanding Upon the Nematode Scent Detection Test, Morgan Alexandra Thompson (Thesis)

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"Not 'Just' a Barista": the Story of Portland's College-Educated Baristas, Ned William Tilbrook (Thesis)

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Archaeologists, the Public, and Collectors: Establishing a Regional Database of Archaeological Sites on Private Land and Collections with a Process for Professional-Public Archaeological Research in the Portland, Oregon Area, Katherine Louise Tipton (Thesis)

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Convex and Nonconvex Optimization Techniques for Multifacility Location and Clustering, Tuyen Dang Thanh Tran (Dissertation)

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Characterization of Inertial Particles in the Turbulent Wake of a Porous Disk, Kristin Nichole Travis (Thesis)

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Inventory of Rock Glaciers in the American West and Their Topography and Climate, Allison Reese Trcka (Thesis)

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From Theory to Practice: Interdisciplinary Science in Undergraduate Education, Brie Tripp (Dissertation)

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Droplet Ejections During Wet Lab Operations Aboard Spacecraft, Caleb Cushman Turner (Thesis)

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Understanding Institutional, Social, and Ecological Systems Influencing Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance in Wine Regions: A Comparative Case Study of Oregon's Willamette Valley, USA and Tasmania, Australia, Erin Upton (Dissertation)

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Led Down the Garden Path: Cognitive Processing of English Language Idioms, Daniel Alan Vandehey (Thesis)

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Determinants of Student Information Technology Adoption, Hans P. VanDerSchaaf (Dissertation)

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Guided Reinvention as a Context for Investigating Students' Thinking about Mathematical Language and for Supporting Students in Gaining Fluency, Kristen Vroom (Dissertation)

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Aligning Food Environments With Institutional Values: A Mixed Methods Study of Oregon Health Care Organizations, Elizaveta Walker (Dissertation)

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The Experiences of Teachers Successfully Teaching Reading to Black Students, Kevin Michael Walker (Dissertation)

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Analog Statistical Design for Manufacturability, Yu-Shan Wang (Dissertation)

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Exploring the Role of Transformational Leaders in the Mentorship of Top-Level Administrators: a Case Study of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) VISN LEAD Program, Frederick Giovanni White Jr. (Dissertation)

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Extended Tryptic, Samuel Arthur Willhalm (Closed Thesis)

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Post Bellum Wishes, Jennifer Cie Williams (Closed Thesis)

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Energy Stores and Life-History Transitions in Red-Sided Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis), Rachel Catharine Wilson (Dissertation)

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Synthesis and Assessment of Radiotherapy-Enhancing Nanoparticles, Hayden Winter (Dissertation)

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Narrowing the Cognitive Distance Between Engineers and Customers: a Novel Approach, Based on Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping, Byung Sung Yoon (Dissertation)

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Testing the Correlation of Trace Element Characteristics with the Petrology and Temperature of Eruption of mid-Miocene Rhyolites in Eastern Oregon, Brianna Christine Young (Thesis)

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Implicit Learning of Children With and Without Developmental Language Disorder Across Auditory and Visual Categories, Wanchi Yu (Thesis)

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No Oxygen, No Water: the Unique Physiology of Annual Killifish Embryos Across Development, Daniel Erik Zajic (Dissertation)

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The Rise of Mono-Ethnic Religious Nationalism in Myanmar and Its Impacts on the Security Situation of the South Asian Region, S M Anisuz Zaman (Thesis)

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Understanding Evangelical Support for, and Opposition to Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election, Joseph Thomas Zichterman (Thesis)

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Valley of, Peter Zikos (Closed Thesis)

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Exploring How Community College Transfer Students Experience Connection in a Commuter University, Christa Michelle Zinke (Thesis)

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Investigation of Electronic and Optical Properties of 2-Dimensional Semiconductor Tin Selenide (SnSe) Thin Films, Shakila Afrin (Thesis)

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On the Drought Recovery and Resiliency: How Terrestrial and Riverine Ecosystems Recover from Agricultural and Hydrological Droughts, Behzad Ahmadi (Dissertation)

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Strength Tuned Steel Eccentric Braced Frames, Hosam Abdullah Al-Azzawi (Dissertation)

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Efficient Methods for Robust Circuit Design and Performance Optimization for Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors, Muhammad Ali (Dissertation)

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UHF and Microwave Phase-Modulated Scattering Array, Nasr Nomas Hussein Alkhafaji (Dissertation)

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A Secure Anti-Counterfeiting System using Near Field Communication, Public Key Cryptography, Blockchain, and Bayesian Games, Naif Saeed Alzahrani (Dissertation)

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Connecting Local-scale Heavy Precipitation to Large-scale Meteorological Patterns Over Portland, Oregon Using Observations and Climate Models, Christina Marie Aragon (Thesis)

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Early Intervention Referral Outcomes for Children at Increased Risk of Experiencing Developmental Delays, Kristi Laurine Atkins (Dissertation)

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Behavior of Non-Ductile Slender Reinforced Concrete Columns Retrofit by CFRP Under Cyclic Loading, Wisam Amer Aules (Dissertation)

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Design and Performance Evaluation of Linear and Axial-Flux Magnetic Gears, Mojtaba Bahrami Kouhshahi (Dissertation)

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Annual and Seasonal Variation in Hydrologic Performance of Ecoroofs of Multiple Depths, Portland, OR, Ashley Michelle Baker (Thesis)

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Necessary Conditions for Stability of Vehicle Formations, Pablo Enrique Baldivieso Blanco (Dissertation)

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Development of a Readiness Assessment Model for Evaluating Big Data Projects: Case Study of Smart City in Oregon, USA, Husam Ahmad Barham (Dissertation)

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Spatial Analysis of Burglary and Robbery Crime Concentration Near Mass-Transit in Portland, Bryce Edward Barthuly (Thesis)

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Understanding the Politicization of Oromo Identity in the Diaspora: Re/ Locating the Bones of the Oromo, Madeline Jaye Bass (Thesis)

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Cascade & Run, Morgaine Lillian Baumann (Closed Thesis)

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The Influence of Shared Mobility and Transportation Policies on Vehicle Ownership: Analysis of Multifamily Residents in Portland, Oregon, Edgar Bertini Ruas (Thesis)

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A Characterization of Structures Across the Hurricane Ridge Fault in the Southeastern Olympic Peninsula, WA, Hamma Hamma River Transect, Veronica Catherine Biesiada (Thesis)

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Spectral Clustering for Electrical Phase Identification Using Advanced Metering Infrastructure Voltage Time Series, Logan Blakely (Thesis)

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The Impact of Infrastructure on Habitat Connectivity for Wildlife, Leslie Lynne Bliss-Ketchum (Dissertation)

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Integrating Work Ability into the Organizational Science Literature: Advancing Theory and Developing the Nomological Network, Grant Brady (Dissertation)

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Family Linked Workplace Resources and Contextual Factors as Important Predictors of Job and Individual Well-being for Employees and Families, Jacquelyn Marie Brady (Dissertation)

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Hydrologic Trends and Spatial Relationships of Stream Temperature and Discharge in Urbanizing Watersheds in the Portland Metropolitan Area of the Pacific Northwest, Emma Lee Brenneman (Thesis)

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Local Radiance, Scott Peter Britell (Dissertation)

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Our Vision of Health for Future Generations: an Exploration of Proximal and Intermediary Motivations with Women of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Danica Love Brown (Dissertation)

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Forest Structure, Composition, and Regeneration after High-Severity and Rapidly Repeated Wildfires in the Central Cascade Range, Sebastian Upton Busby (Thesis)

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The Invasion Ecology of Ivy (Hedera spp.) in Portland's Forest Park, Eric Paul Butler (Thesis)

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Radical Doulas Make "Caring a Political Act": Full-spectrum Birthwork as Reproductive Justice Activism, JaDee Yvonne Carathers (Dissertation)

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Jet Rebound from Hydrophobic Substrates in Microgravity, Karl Jeffrey Theodore Cardin (Thesis)

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Concerted Cultivation, Academic Achievement, and the Mediating Role of Non-Cognitive Factors, Bryant Carlson (Dissertation)

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Correct-by-Construction Typechecking with Scope Graphs, Katherine Imhoff Casamento (Thesis)

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How Does Wasta Bolster Regimes? The Case of Tunisia, Issrar Chamekh (Thesis)

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Versatile Binary-level Concolic Testing, Bo Chen (Dissertation)