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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Fate of Atmospherically Deposited Mercury in Mountain Lake Food Webs, and Implications for Fisheries Management, Ariana Martos Chiapella (Dissertation)

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Avian Dispersal Networks, Metacommunity Structure, and Bryophyte Community Assemblages, Matthew Wojciech Chmielewski (Dissertation)

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Aggregation of Electric Water Heaters for Peak Shifting and Frequency Response Services, Thomas Leighton Clarke (Thesis)

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LiDAR Predictive Modeling of Kalapuya Mound Sites in the Calapooia Watershed, Oregon, Tia Rachelle Cody (Thesis)

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"Poverty Wages are not Fresh, Local, or Sustainable": Building Worker Power by Organizing Around (Re)production in Portland's "Sustainable" Food Industry, Amy Katherine Rose Coplen (Dissertation)

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Drafting in Self-Timed Circuits, Christopher Lee Cowan (Dissertation)

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The Role of Teacher Autonomy Support Across the Transition to Middle School: its Components, Reach, and Developmental Effects, Julia Sara Dancis (Thesis)

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Estimation of Association Between a Longitudinal Marker and Interval-Censored Progression Times, Naghmeh Daneshi (Dissertation)

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Isoprene Emission in Polytrichaceae Mosses, Timea Deakova (Dissertation)

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Simultaneous Bilingual Middle School Students Becoming Biliterate: What Do Students Think About Their Biliteracy as Taught Through the "Bridge" Strategy in a Humanities Dual Language/Immersion Class?, Alma Lucinda Diaz-Philipp (Dissertation)

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Evaluating the Impact and Distribution of Stormwater Green Infrastructure on Watershed Outflow, Benjamin Fahy (Thesis)

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Analytical and Numerical Modeling of Long Term Changes to Tides, Storm Surge, and Total Water Level Due to Bathymetric Changes and Surge Characteristics, Ramin Familkhalili (Dissertation)

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Distribution and Origin of Carbide in Ordinary Chondrites, Karla Rae Farley (Thesis)

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Impactful Care: Addressing Social Determinants of Health Across Health Systems, Nicole Lisa Friedman (Thesis)

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Unmanageable, Karleigh Anne Frisbie (Closed Thesis)

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Snowy Plover Demography in Oregon, Eleanor Prindiville Gaines (Dissertation)

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Regional Modeling of the Glaciers of the North Cascades Mountains, Washington, USA, Christina Eileen Gray (Thesis)

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Crumpled and Abraded Encryption: Implementation and Provably Secure Construction, Scott Sherlock Griffy (Thesis)

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From Drought to Food-Energy-Water-Security Nexus: an Assessment of Food Insecurity in the Middle East, Maysoun Ayad Hameed (Dissertation)

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Use of Two-replisome Plasmids to Characterize how Chromosome Replication Completes, Nicklas Alexander Hamilton (Thesis)

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Knowing Without Knowing: Real-Time Usage Identification of Computer Systems, Leila Mohammed Hawana (Thesis)

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Follow the Bone, Lauren Verdell Hobson (Thesis)

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New Directions For Kabuki Performances in America in the 21st Century, Narumi Iwasaki (Thesis)

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Can Churches Change a Neighborhood? A Census Tract, Multilevel Analysis of Churches and Neighborhood Change, David E. Kresta (Dissertation)

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Localizing Little Landmarks with Transfer Learning, Sharad Kumar (Thesis)

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Gender and the Voir Dire Process, Tasha Ann Lane (Thesis)

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A Scoring Model to Assess Organizations' Technology Transfer Capabilities: the Case of a Power Utility in the Northwest USA, João Ricardo Lavoie (Dissertation)

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Politics in the San Clemente Dam Removal, Aylan Matthew Lee (Thesis)

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Sensors and Portable Instruments for Postharvest Agriculture, Ryan M. Lerud (Dissertation)

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Stigmatization and Mental Illness: the Communication of Social Identity Prototypes through Diagnosis Labels, Justin Samuel Leverett (Thesis)

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Application of Improved Feature Selection Algorithm in SVM Based Market Trend Prediction Model, Qi Li (Thesis)

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Seismic Performance of Substandard Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns under Subduction-Zone Ground Motions, Alvaro Francisco Lopez Ibaceta (Dissertation)

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Learning From Culturally Specific Programs and Their Impact on Latino Parent Engagement, Analucia Lopezrevoredo (Dissertation)

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An Investigation of the Impact of High School Student Fine Arts Course Accumulation on Mathematics Course Achievement, Daniel Mackin Freeman (Thesis)

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An Examination of Non-waged Labor and Local Food Movement Growth in the Southern Appalachians, Amy Kathryn Marion (Thesis)

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Large-Scale DER Aggregations of Electric Water Heaters and Battery Inverter Systems, Kevin Marnell (Thesis)

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Making Imaginaries: Identity, Value, and Place in the Maker Movement in Detroit and Portland, Stephen Joseph Marotta (Dissertation)

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Examining Human Behavior and Tool Use through Experimental Replications and a Technological Analysis of Ground Stone in the Lower Columbia, Kelley Prince Martinez (Thesis)

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An Evaluation of Clackamas County's Transition Center Using Propensity Score Modeling, Alicia McKay (Thesis)

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Scientists, Uncertainty and Nature, an Analysis of the Development, Implementation and Unintended Consequences of the Northwest Forest Plan, Gilbert David Miller (Dissertation)

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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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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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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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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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Hospital-Based Services for Opioid Use Disorder: a Study of Supply-Side Attributes, Kelsey Caroline Priest (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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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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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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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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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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Characterizing Tilt Effects on Wind Plants, Ryan Scott (Thesis)

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

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