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Dissertations from 2016

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Evaluation of negative energy and mineral balance in periparturient Holstein-Friesian cattle, Ameer Ahmed Abdelhameed

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Gonadal intersex in teleosts: Mechanisms, molecular biomarkers and diagnostic assays, Ahmed M.E. Abdel-moneim Mohamed

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Enhancing Bioethanol Fermentation through Removal of Acetic Acid Using Liquid-Liquid Extraction, Mahdieh Aghazadeh

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Oscillation of quenched slowdown asymptotics of random walks in random environment in Z, Sung Won Ahn

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Language, culture, and identity negotiation: perspectives of adolescent Japanese sojourner students in the Midwest, USA, Reiko Akiyama

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Designing prenatal m-Health interventions through transmigrants reflection on their pregnancy ecology, Hana AlJaberi

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Developing L2 reading fluency: Implementation of an assisted repeated reading program with adult ESL learners, Matthew C. Allen

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Subsidies, aquaculture technology adoption, and welfare impacts in Ghana and Kenya, Akuffo Amankwah

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Controlling electronics for the formation of high valent uranium imido complexes, Nickolas H. Anderson

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The role of the Picuris orogeny in the tectonic evolution of Proterozoic North America, Ruth Frances Aronoff

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Utilization of ferrioxamine microarrays for the rapid detection of pathogenic bacteria, Nigam Bir Arora

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Incorporation of GNSS multipath to improve autonomous rendezvous, docking and proximity operations in space, Benjamin W. Ashman

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End-to-end security in service-oriented architecture, Mehdi Azarmi

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Regularity of solutions and the free boundary for a class of Bernoulli-type parabolic free boundary problems with variable coefficients, Thomas H. Backing

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Learning in vision and robotics, Daniel P. Barrett

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Computational environment for modeling and analysing network traffic behaviour using the divide and recombine framework, Ashrith Barthur

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Modifying burning rate and agglomeration size in aluminized composite solid propellants using mechanically activated metals, Hatem Mohamed Belal

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Influence of stormwater control measures on watershed hydrology and biogeochemical cycling, Colin D. Bell

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A framework for the statistical analysis of mass spectrometry imaging experiments, Kyle Bemis

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Perceval's sister and Juliet Capulet as disruptive guides in spiritual quests, Joanna Benskin

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Improving the mechanistic study of neuromuscular diseases through the development of a fully wireless and implantable recording device, Rebecca A. Bercich

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Learning the language of academic engineering: Sociocognitive writing in graduate students, Catherine G. P. Berdanier

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Examining law enforcement officer job satisfaction and burnout through the lens of empowerment theory, Bruce A. Biggs

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Three essays in economics, James R. Bland

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FEA methodology for system-level redundancy evaluation: Application to non-composite steel bridges, Francisco Javier Bonachera Martin

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Sounding sacred: The adoption of biblical archaisms in the Book of Mormon and other 19th century texts, Gregory A. Bowen

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Modeling for thermal resistance of non-O157 shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli in ground beef, Jagpinder S. Brar

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Three essays analyzing the role of social capital on individual and firm decision making, Ariana P Torres Bravo

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Investigation of digital pump/motor control strategies, Farid El Breidi

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Essays in experimental economics on contract design, Jacob A. Brindley

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Grounding robot motion in natural language and visual perception, Scott Alan Bronkowski

Globalization and state: Factors contributing to the contemporary food security crisis, Christopher A. Bunka

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A unique perspective on the demand for livestock product attributes, Elizabeth S. Byrd

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Creativity in organizations: Antecedents and outcomes of individual creativity, Goran Calic

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Combinatorial algorithms for perturbation theory and application on quantum computing, Yudong Cao

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A transfer network linking Earth, Moon, and the triangular libration point regions in the Earth-Moon system, Lucia R. Capdevila

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Conceptual understanding of threshold concepts of electrical phenomena: Mental models of senior undergraduates in electrical engineering, Mark T. Carnes

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Post-transition human rights performance in Peru, Uruguay, and South Korea, Nusta Pitushca Carranza Ko

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Essays in international migration, Marcelo J. Castillo

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Thematic analysis of influencers on continuing professional learning of tenure track engineering faculty as assistant professors at an RU/VH institution, James Edwin Cawthorne

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A study of security issues of mobile apps in the android platform using machine learning approaches, Lei Cen

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Visual analytics of location-based social networks for decision support, Junghoon Chae

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Supervised learning-based explicit nonlinear model predictive control and unknown input estimation in biomedical systems, Ankush Chakrabarty

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On the 3D point cloud for human-pose estimation, Kai-Chi Chan

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Hybrid STM/HTM for nested transactions in Java, Keith G. Chapman

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Authentic science in education: Studies in course-based research at the United States Military Academy, Anthony M. Chase

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Cosmic ray muons for spent nuclear fuel monitoring, Stylianos Chatzidakis

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Functional and structural characterization of the mevalonate diphosphate decarboxylase and the isopentenyl diphosphate isomerase from Enterococcus faecalis, Chun-Liang Chen

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Investigating and expanding the functionality of RNA catalysts: Studies of the hepatitis delta virus, the hammerhead, and the aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase-like ribozymes, Ji Chen

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Physiological aspects of relative changes in nitrogen and plant density stress tolerances over a 38-year period of US maize hybrid introductions, Keru Chen

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Systemic risk in financial networks, Peng-Chu Chen

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Impact of dietary modification on aflatoxicosis in poultry, Xi Chen

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Local polynomial chaos expansion method for high dimensional stochastic differential equations, Yi Chen

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Exploring the potential impacts of climate change on North America's Laurentian Great Lakes tourism sector, Natalie Chin

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The effects of chloride-based deicing chemicals on degradation of portland cement mortars with alkali reactive aggregate, Charles Yicheng Chiu

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A flexible and versatile framework for statistical design and analysis of quantitative mass spectrometry-based proteomic experiments, Meena Choi

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Development and evaluation of a watershed-scale hybrid hydrologic model, Younghyun Cho

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Data mining Twitter for cancer, diabetes, and asthma insights, Kimberly Chulis

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Essays on health insurance, Amanda C. Cook

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A descriptive case study: Investigating the implementation of web based, automated grading and tutorial software in a freshman computer literacy course, Glen J. Coulthard

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The role of African leafy vegetables in food security, Marcia M. Croft

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Intestinal cytoplasmic lipid droplets, associated proteins, and the regulation of dietary fat absorption, Theresa M. D'Aquila

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Essays on Malawian agriculture: Micro-level welfare impacts of agricultural productivity; profitability of fertilizer use; and targeting of fertilizer subsidy programs, Francis Addeah Darko

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The development and evaluation of a lean six sigma advanced manufacturing methodologies course for aeronautical engineering technology curriculum, John Michael Davis

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Mechanical dispersion of semi-solid binders in high-shear granulation, Nathan J. Davis

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Facebook engagement on college students' interpersonal and intrapersonal functioning, Scott S. Deatherage

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A mixed methods study on choice of media influence on construction industry communication, Luciana de Cresce El Debs

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Undergraduate students' goals for chemistry laboratory coursework, Brittland K. DeKorver

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Two-dimensional electronics and optoelectronics: From materials syntheses to device applications, Yexin Deng

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Influence of dietary component manipulation and feed management strategies on growth and rumen development of weaned dairy heifers, Tana Shea Dennis

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Is metabolism goal-directed? Investigating the validity of modeling biological systems with cybernetic control via omic data, Frank T. DeVilbiss

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The effects of including almonds in an energy-restricted diet on weight, body composition, visceral adipose tissue, blood pressure and cognitive function, Jaapna Dhillon

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Lagrangian analysis of vector and tensor fields: Algorithmic foundations and applications in medical imaging and computational fluid dynamics, Zi'ang Ding

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The association between tolerance for ambiguity and fear of negative evaluation: A study of engineering technology capstone courses, Sergey I. Dubikovsky

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Learning from minimally labeled data with accelerated convolutional neural networks, Aysegul Dundar

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The effects of acidified pepsin on porcine vocal fold tissue: Developing a porcine model of laryngopharyngeal reflux disease, Abigail Cox Durkes

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Interplanetary mission design with applications to guidance and optimal control of aero-assisted trajectories, Peter J. Edelman

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Rearward visibility issues related to agricultural machinery: Contributing factors, potential solutions, Shawn Gregory Ehlers

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An examination of the employment of the pair programming methodology as a collaborative instructional scaffold on college student procedural learning and programming self-beliefs, Ronald Erdei

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Learning the ABC's of Ribose Transport Using Biophysical Methods, Satchal K. Erramilli

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Knowledge modeling of phishing emails, Courtney Faulk

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Biophysical studies of the allosteric regulatory mechanism of Syk tandem SH2 domains interacting with immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motifs, Chao Feng

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Hydrologic and water quality impacts from perennial crop production on marginal lands, Qingyu Feng

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Modeling transport phenomena and uncertainty quantification in solidification processes, Kyle S. Fezi

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Controlling for confounding network properties in hypothesis testing and anomaly detection, Timothy La Fond

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The effect of voluntary binge caffeine and ethanol coexposure on neurobehavioral sensitivity to cocaine in male C57BL/6J mice, Brandon M. Fritz

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Early parental loss, socioeconomic stressors, and health in later life: Evidence for gender disparity, Rong Fu

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Error Resilient Video Coding Using Bitstream Syntax And Iterative Microscopy Image Segmentation, Neeraj Jayant Gadgil

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Magnesium regulates transcription of the mgtA (magnesium transporter) gene in Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium via prolyl-bond formation during translation of the mgtL leader ORF, Aaron R. Gall

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QoS and trust prediction framework for composed distributed systems, Dimuthu Undupitiya Gamage

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Improving Cloud Middlebox Infrastructure for Online Services, Rohan S. Gandhi

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Spintronic device modeling and evaluation using modular approach to spintronics, Samiran Ganguly

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Nanoparticle toxicity and molecular mechanisms in fish: A case study with silver nanoparticles, Jiejun Gao

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Investigation of an energetic coupling between ligand binding and protein folding, Nathan W. Gardner

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The educational journeys of first-generation college women in STEM: A grounded theory study, Susan Geier

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Sequential pattern mining with uncertain data, Jiaqi Ge

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An Experimental Investigation of Self-Excited Combustion Dynamics in a Single Element Lean Direct Injection (LDI) Combustor, Rohan M. Gejji

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Enabling a Sustainable Economy through Energy Systems Modeling: Solar-centric, Efficient, Integrated and Continuous Process Synthesis and Optimization, Emre Gencer

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A new reality: Funding formula changes and property tax caps and their effects on the role of the school superintendent in the state of Indiana, Patrick L. Gentry

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Understanding the communicative processes of baby boomer women adjusting to retirement: Connecting micro and macro discourses, Patricia E. Gettings