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2017

HEALTHY IMMIGRANTS? EXPLORING COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, PRE-IMMIGRATION EXPERIENCES, AND ACCULTURATION IN RELATIONSHIP TO U.S. IMMIGRANTS’ HEALTH, Ynesse Abdul-Malak

Facilitating High Performance Code Parallelization, Maria Abi Saad

Trichloroacetimidates as Alkylating Reagents and Their Application in the Synthesis of Pyrroloindoline Natural Products and Synthesis of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Src Homology 2 Domain- Containing Inositol Phosphatase (SHIP), Arijit Anand Adhikari

Sporting Bodies: The Rhetorics of Professional Female Athletes, Lindsey Banister

A Civil Contract of Documentary: Israel, Palestine, and the Political Aesthetics of Documentary Intersubjective Witnessing, 2000-2017, Sarah Barkin

Synthesis of heteroaromatic ruthenium dyes for use as electron reservoirs in dye-sensitized solar cells, Andrew David Basner

All the King's Men: Slavery and Soldiering at the Cabrits Garrison (1763-1854), Zachary James McCray Beier

The interacting hydrologic responses to changing climate, watershed physical characteristics, river regulation, and land development in the northeastern United States, Rouzbeh Berton

Endogenous RNAi pathways are required in neurons for dauer formation in Caenorhabditis elegans, Pallavi Bharadwaj

Political Tempest: 'Natural' Disasters and Politics in India and Bangladesh, 1876 & 1970, Sravani Biswas

Enabling Justice: State Cooperation with the International Criminal Court, Franziska Boehme

A Structural and Intersectional Analysis of High School Students’ STEM Career Development Using a Social Cognitive Career Theory Framework, Tashera Bolds

Isotopic characterization of bedrock, sediments, and minerals as provenance tools: Examples from an inselberg in the Mojave Desert of SE California, Mariana Belen Bonich-Wissink

Evolution, epistasis, and the genotype-to-phenotype problem in Myxococcus xanthus., Michael Bradley

Combining Smart Material Platforms and New Computational Tools to Investigate Cell Motility Behavior and Control, Megan Brasch

TOWARDS A METHOD OF BELONGING: CONTEXTUALIZING GENDER VIOLENCE IN MĀORI WORLDS, Hayley Marama Cavino

What Counts as Desiring the Actual Good?, Sean Clancy

Who participates and why? What do they expect and what do they accomplish? An Evaluation of the Superfund Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program, Lance R. Cooper

Knowing Better, Reasoning Together, Nicole Dular

DIRECTED EVOLUTION FOR THE DESIGN OF NEW CATALYSTS, Tiffany Dunston

Using Affirmation Theory to Further Understand the Distinction between the Individual Self and the Collective Self, Gaven Allen Ehrlich

Software Performance Estimation Using Feedback-Directed Analysis, Elie ElAaraj

Design and Behavior of Steel Delta Girders, Omar El Masri

Improving distribution and absorption of light in microalgal photobioreactors through plasmon enhancement, entrapped cultivation and controlled motion, Bendy Estime

Essays on marketing information disclosure, Cong Feng

THE SCALABLE AND ACCOUNTABLE BINARY CODE SEARCH AND ITS APPLICATIONS, Qian Feng

Thomas Aquinas on the Metaphysical Nature of the Soul and its Union with the Body, Kendall Ann Fisher

Transitioning to Sustainable Civil Infrastructure Systems: Green Stormwater Management and Engineering Design Thinking, Carli Denyse Flynn

ON THE CUSP OF INVISIBILITY: THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, MARGINALIZED STUDENTS, AND INSTITUTIONAL SPACES, Romeo Garcia

Understanding integrated STEM science instruction through the experiences of teachers and students, Margery Gardner

Trading Dynamics in a Fragmented Market, Krzysztof Herman

UNDERSTANDING INFORMATION USE IN ONLINE CONSUMER-HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS: A LOOK INTO INTERACTIVE HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS, Naybell Hernandez

TEACHING IS A REVOLUTIONARY ACT: THE LEGITIMATE KNOWLEDGES OF BLACK WOMEN TEACHERS ENACTING ACTIVIST LITERACIES, Reba Y. Hodge

Three Essays on Public Procurement, Zachary Steven Huitink

The Presence of Groove in Online Songwriting Projects, David Lamar James

FITTING A PARAMETRIC MODEL TO A CLOUD OF POINTS VIA OPTIMIZATION METHODS, Pengcheng Jia

EXTRACTION AND LOCALIZATION OF NOISE-RELATED FLOW STRUCTURES IN HIGH SPEED JETS, Pinqing Kan

THREE ESSAYS ON RETURNS TO EDUCATION, HEALTH AND THE SPATIAL WAGE CURVE IN TURKEY, Haci Mevlut Karatas

TWO-DIMENSIONAL FLUIDIZATION OF NANOMATERIALS VIA BIOMIMETIC MEMBRANES TOWARDS ASSISTED SELF-ASSEMBLY, Kathleen Kelly

Secularism: Conventional or Contextual? Theory and Practice of Religious Politics in Iran and Turkey, Ebrahim Khalifeh Soltani

Cytotoxicity of Galvanically Coupled Magnesium and Titanium Particles for Therapeutic Effect, Jua Kim

Presidential Instability in a Developing Country: Reassessing South Korean Politics from a State-Society Relations Perspective, Kyung-hwa Kim

RETHINKING ENTREPRENEURS’ CHARACTERISTICS IN THE CONTEXTS OF FAMILY, INVESTORS, AND THEIR EARLY ACTIONS, Eun-Jeong Ko

Building the Airplane While it Flies: A Case Study Approach of Police Development in Kosovo, Liberia, and Timor-Leste, Kevin Krupski

HOW DO NOVICE AND EXPERT LEARNERS REPRESENT, UNDERSTAND, AND DISCUSS GEOLOGIC TIME?, Erica Amanda Layow

BUSINESS FAILURE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THREE ESSAYS ON THE EFFECTS OF THE COST OF FAILURE, Chong Kyoon Lee

The Spock Paradox: Permissiveness, Control, and Dr. Spock’s Advice for a New Psychology of Parenting for Democracy in the Mid-20th Century U.S., Namhee Lee

Bacterial polymertropism, the response to strain-induced alignment of polymers, David James Lemon

Climatic Controls on the Porewater Chemistry of Mid-continental Wetlands, Zeno Francis Levy

Social Security under Decentralized Authoritarianism: Politics of The Public Pension Program in China, Jing Lin

The effects of simulated inflammatory conditions on the corrosion and fretting corrosion of CoCrMo alloy, Yangping Liu

Delay QoS Provisioning and Optimal Resource Allocation for Wireless Networks, Yi Li

Investigating the Structures of Turbulence in a Multi-stream, Rectangular, Supersonic Jet, Andrew S. Magstadt

Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) Reproductive Advertisement Behavior And The Effects Of Vessel Noise, Leanna Matthews

The Roberts Court Constitution of Freedom of Speech: Preferences, Principles, and the Study of Supreme Court Decision-making, Brandon Metroka

Encounters with Authority: Tactics and negotiations at the periphery of participatory platforms, Gabriel Mugar

Three Essays in Urban Policy, Judson E. Murchie

Examining Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching: An Exploratory Study of Prospective Teachers’ Transition of Knowledge to Practice in Clinical Simulations, John Mungai Njoroge

ESSAYS ON MISSPECIFICATION IN HIGH DIMENSIONAL ECONOMETRICS AND ASSET PRICING, JAEWOO OH

Computer Vision Algorithms for Mobile Camera Applications, KORAY OZCAN

Early universe cosmology as a probe of fundamental physics, Ogan Ozsoy

Literacy and Labor: Archives, Networks, and Histories in Working-Class Communities, Jessica Michelle Pauszek

Investigation of the multi-physics of laser-induced ignition of transportation fuels, Nathan Peters

Design, Material and Surgical Assembly Effects on Fretting Corrosion Behavior of Modular Tapers in Orthopedic Implants, David Pierre

Examining the Dispositions of Music Educators: A Perceptual Psychology Theory, Kathleen JoAnn Popow

DEVELOPMENTAL PATHWAYS BETWEEN LOW BIRTH WEIGHT STATUS AND CHILDREN’S ACADEMIC AND SOCIOEMOTIONAL COMPETENCE: THE ROLE OF PARENTING PROCESSES AS A MODERATOR, Sangita Pudasainee-Kapri

Lagrangian Visualization and Real-Time Identification of the Vortex Shedding Time in the Wake of a Circular Cylinder, Matthew Rockwood

Privacy vs. Security: Fear appeals, terrorism and the willingness to allow increased government surveillance, Angela Marie Rulffes

A French Fort in the Salt City: Revisioning Sainte Marie among the Iroquois, Debora Ryan

Heterogeneity in Institutional Context and Its Impact on Initial Public Offerings and Corporate Social Responsibility, Gokce Serdar

FAMILIES DESIGNED THROUGH ART: EXPLORING EMBODIED EXPERIENCE AND CONCEPTION DISCLOSURE BASED ON SEXUAL IDENTITY, Natalee Mayonne Simpson

Noncognitive Variables to Predict Academic Success Among Junior Year Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Ellen Mary Tuve Smith

Opportunity, but at what cost? African-American parents' experiences in a predominantly white school, Peter Smith Smith

SCIENCE TEACHERS’ UNDERSTANDING AND PRACTICE OF INQUIRY-BASED INSTRUCTION IN UGANDA, Fredrick Ssempala

Representation Theory of Orders over Cohen-Macaulay Rings, Josh John Stangle

Essays in Corporate Finance, Lea H. Stern

The Impact of Environmental Policies and Innovation on the Investment in and Use of Natural Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Generators in the US Electricity Sector, Kelly Ann Stevens

Over the hurdle: A quantitative study examining the obstacles of achieving professional certification and the perceived effective practices for overcoming them, John Patrick Stinnett

Impact: The Supreme Court in American Politics, Logan Ray Strother

Linking descriptive assessment to functional analysis and treatment of transition-related problem behavior, William Edward Sullivan

Voluntary Adoption of Internal Audit by NASDAQ Firms and its Impact on Financial Reporting, Omar Watts

The Desire for Utopia in the Critical Study of Religion, Holly A. White

Defects and Rearrangements in Disordered Solids, Sven Wijtmans

THE ROLE OF RESIDENTIAL COMMUNIIES FOR THE ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL SUCCESS OF UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN IN STEM MAJORS: THE CASE OF A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN ETHIOPIA, Frehiwot Wuhib Wuhib

Enhancing survivability and reliability in the cloud, Jielong Xu

Water-Lords: Water Carriers in Beijing, 1644-1937, Lei Zhang

DUAL-THIN MARRIAGE AND LABOR MARKETS: LOCATION CHOICES AND EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES FOR PH.D. WORKERS, Xirui Zhang Zhang

EXPERIMENTAL AND MODELING STUDY OF IGNITION-RESISTANT FUELS, Apeng Zhou

The Effect of the HOPE Scholarship Program on Interstate Migration, Can Zhou

OCCUPATIONAL STRESS AND HEALTH AMONG HOME HEALTH CARE WORKERS, Jeanette M. Zoeckler

2016

SYSTEMATIC DISCOVERY OF ANDROID CUSTOMIZATION HAZARDS, Yousra Aafer

Kinetics of ketone hydrogenation over supported Ru catalysts, Omar Abdelrahman Ali Abdelrahman

Optimal Inference for Distributed Detection, Earnest Akofor

The Big Picture School Model: Understanding the Student Experience, Amanda Leigh Alger

“Mustn’t See TV?”: A Case Study of NBC’s 1983-84 Television Season, Dan Amernick

The Competing Risks of Prepayment and Default on the Single-Family Mortgage Market, Ran An

The Lonely Nineties: Visions of Community on Television between the End of the Cold War and 9/11, Paul Andrew Arras

Depressive Symptoms as a Longitudinal Predictor of Sexual Risk Behaviors among African American Adolescents: Findings from Project iMPPACS, Jacklyn Babowitch

Three Empirical Essays on International Trade and Public Economics, Yusuf Kenan Bagir

Developing Mathematical-Task Knowledge through Lesson Study, Krystal Barber