Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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2017

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Database Auto Awesome: Enhancing Database-Centric Web Applications through Informed Code Generation, Jonathan Adams

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Production of Phenol-formaldehyde Adhesives from Catalytic Pyrolysis Oil, Angela M. Akude

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Determining Natural Frequencies Using Embedded and Placed Sensors under Ambient and Shaker Excitation, Tyson Scott Alder

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Teacher Perceptions of Factors Influencing Technology Integration in K-12 Schools, Clarence W.M. Ames

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Analysis of Angles-Only Hybrid Space-Based/Ground-Based Approach for Geosynchronous Orbit Catalog Maintenance, Blythe A. Andrews

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Writing Attitudes and Practices of Content Area Teachers after Participating in the Central Utah Writing Project Summer Institute, Joseph P. Anson

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Essays on the Economics of Energy and Transportation, Ryan N. Barnes

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Transportation Related Challenges for Persons' with Disabilities Social Participation, Graydon Bascom

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Impact of Antidementia Medications on Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Informal Costs of Caregiving in Dementia, Stephanie Behrens

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A Descriptive Case Study of Writing Standards-Based Individualized Education Plan Goals Via Problem-Based Learning in a Virtual World, Peter J. Blair

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An Examination of the Relationship of Oral Reading Fluency, Silent Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, and the Colorado State Reading Assessment, Christy L. Bloomquist

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Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Moral Injury, Ellen J. Bluett

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Effect of Foliage and Root Carbon Quantity, Quality, and Fluxes on Soil Organic Carbon Stabilization in Montane Aspen and Conifer Stands in Utah, Antra Boča

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Assessment of the Impact of the Premarital Interpersonal Choices and Knowledge (PICK) Program on Adolescents, Raquel R. Boehme

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The Use of the Performance Diagnostic Checklist for Human Services to Increase Paraeducators’ Effective Implementation of Error-Correction Procedures During Discrete Trial Training, Melissa Bowe

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The Anatomy of Virtual Manipulative Apps: Using Grounded Theory to Conceptualize and Evaluate Educational Apps that Contain Virtual Manipulatives, Jennifer M. Boyer-Thurgood

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Siblings of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Their Perspectives On Guardianship and Its Alternatives, Anna M. Brady

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Misconduct-Related Discharge from Active Duty Military Service: An Examination of Precipitating Factors and Post-Deployment Health Outcomes, Emily Brignone

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An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Study of the School Leaders’ Role in Students’ Mathematics Achievement Through the Lens of Complexity Theory, Emma P. Bullock

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Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in an Effluent-Dominated Stream: Seasonal Variability and Downstream Fate, Bradley R. Buswell

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Participation in Dual Language Immersion Programs: Using Theory of Planned Behavior to Predict Enrollment, Andrea Call

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Changes in Floodplain Inundation under Non-Stationary Hydrology for an Adjustable, Alluvial River Channel, Bruce C. Call

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Anatomy of a Rupture: Identity Maintenance in the 1844 Latter-day Saint Reform Sect, Robert M. Call

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(Uranium-Thorium)/Helium Thermochronologic Constraints on Secondary Iron-Oxide Mineralization in Southwestern New Mexico, Michael Channer

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A Comparison of Park Access with Park Need for Children: Case Study in Cache County, Utah, Shuolei Chen

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Detecting Malicious Campaigns in Crowdsourcing Platforms, Hongkyu Choi

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Electron Yield Measurements of High-Yield, Low-Conductivity Dielectric Materials, Justin Christensen

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Evaluation of Multiple Exemplar Training Plus Discrimination Training On Promoting Generalization of Response Variability, Bethany P. Contreras

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Shallow Bones, Brian Lee Cook

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The Influence of Threatened State Preemption on City Council Voting Behavior and Municipal Broadband, Dillon P. Corbridge

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Platform Development and Path Following Controller Design for Full-Sized Vehicle Automation, Austin D. Costley

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Symbolic Versus Sustainable: Tracking the Apparel Industry’s Response to Crisis Over Time, Sadell R. Crabb

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Sky Rising: An Examination of YA Steampunk Literature Exploring Themes of Prejudice, Power, and Morality, Hailey Cragun

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Extension of Behavioral Momentum Theory to Conditions with Changing Reinforcer Rates, Andrew R. Craig

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Murder Becomes Her: Media Representations of Murderous Women in America from 1890-1920, Emily M. Crumpton

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Analysis of the Hite Fault Group, Southeast Utah: Insights into Fluid Flow Properties in a Reservoir Analog, Daniel J. Curtis

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Sequence Stratigraphy, Chemostratigraphy, and Biostratigraphy of Lower Ordovician units in Northeastern and Western Central Utah: Regional Implications, Colter R. Davis

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Identifying the Underlying Components of Delay Discounting Using Latent Factor Modeling, W. Brady DeHart

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Understanding the Mechanisms of Insecticide Resistance in Phlebotomus papatasi and Lutzoymia longipalpis Sand Flies (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae), David Delinger

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Integrated Life Cycle and Techno-economic Assessment of the Conversion of High Productivity, Low Lipid Algae to Renewable Fuels, Chad R. De Mill

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Understanding How Emergent Bilinguals Bridge Belonging and Languages in Dual Language Immersion Settings, Marialuisa Di Stefano

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A Stochastic Model for Water-Vegetation Systems and the Effect of Decreasing Precipitation on Semi-Arid Environments, Shannon A. Dixon

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From "Struggling" to "Example": How Cross-Age Tutoring Impacts Latina Adolescents' Reader Identities, Dustin H. Drake

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Examining the Effects of a Strength-Based Therapeutic Assessment Process on Students’ Perceptions of Teacher-Student Relationship, Hope, and Academic Competence, Teresa A. Duszlak

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The Same Ten People (STPs) of Rockville: Volunteerism, Preservation, and Sense of Community in Small-town Southern Utah, Tori Edwards

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Great Basin Bristlecone Pine Resistance to Mountain Pine Beetle: An Evaluation of Dendroctonus ponderosae Host Selection Behavior and Reproductive Success in Pinus longaeva, Erika L. Eidson

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Utah Elementary School Principals’ Preparation as Technology Leaders, Nathan Esplin

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Design and Characterization of a Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer for Composition Measurements in the Upper Atmosphere, E. Addison Everett

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Algae-Based Biofilm Productivity and Treatment of Dairy Wastewater: Effects of Temperature and Organic Carbon Concentration, Zachary T. Fica

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Nonlinear Photothermal Radiometry and its Applications to Pyrometry and Thermal Property Measurements, Austin Drew Fleming

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A Study on Human Evacuation Behavior Involving Individuals with Disabilities in a Building, Nirdosh Gaire

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Effects of Gestational Dietary Intake on Calf Growth and Early Feedlot Performance of Offspring, Jose Gardner

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Comparison of Beef Flavor Compounds from Steaks and Ground Patties of Three USDA Quality Grades and Varied Degrees of Doneness, Kourtney Gardner

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Analysis of Beef Steaks of Varying USDA Quality Grades and Thicknesses Cooked on Low and High Grill Surface Temperatures, ToniRae Gardner

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Comparison of Chikungunya Virus Strains in Disease Severity and Susceptibility to T-705 (Favipiravir), In vitro and In vivo, Makda Gebre

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A Dynamic Measure of Morphological Awareness in Young Children, Frances Elizabeth Gibson

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The Magic of the Magic Kingdom: Folklore and Fan Culture in Disneyland, David Giles

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Integrating Social and Ecological Methods to Assess and Inform Park Monitoring and Management, Kelly A. Goonan

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Impact of Climate Variability on the Frequency and Severity of Ecological Disturbances in Great Basin Bristlecone Pine Sky Island Ecosystems, Curtis A. Gray

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To What Extent Might Beaver Dam Building Buffer Water Storage Losses Associated with a Declining Snowpack?, Konrad Hafen

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International Policy Diffusion and Religious Freedom, 1990-2008, Allison R. Hale

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Quantifying Riverbed Sediment Using Recreational-Grade Side Scan Sonar, Daniel Hamill

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Sclerocactus wetlandicus: Habitat Characterization, Seed Germination and Mycorrhizal Analysis, Kourtney T. Harding

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Adolescent Relationship Concerns and Perceived Gains from a Relationship Education Course, Jenny Harris

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Magmatic Evolution of Early Subduction Zones: Geochemical Modeling and Chemical Stratigraphy of Boninite and Fore Arc Basalt from the Bonin Fore Arc, Emily A. Haugen

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The Role of Utah Farmers in Farm to School Programming, John L. Hawley

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The Influence of Aspen Chemistry and the Nutritional Context on Aspen Herbivory, Kristen Y. Heroy

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Alternative Treatment Technologies for Low-Cost Industrial and Municipal Wastewater Management, Alan J. Hodges

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Examining Effects of Technology Level and Reinforcer Arrangements on Preference and Efficacy, Audrey N. Hoffman

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A Comparison of Five Statistical Methods for Predicting Stream Temperature Across Stream Networks, Maike F. Holthuijzen

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Beam Steerable Reconfigurable Antenna with Smart RF Switching on 3D Parasitic Level, Mohammad Ababil Hossain

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Effects of Variable and Changing Environments on Demography: Inferences from a Lesser Snow Goose Colony, David T. Iles

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The Performance of a Bioenergetics Model in a System with an Abundant Population of Salmonids: A Case Study of Cutthroat Trout in the Logan River, Utah, Martha L. Jensen

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Do Data Structures Matter? A Simulation Study for Testing the Validity of Age-Period-Cohort Models, Sun Young Jeon

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First-Row Transition Metal Sulfides and Phosphides as Competent Electrocatalysts for Water Splitting, Nan Jiang

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A Parallel Genetic Algorithm for Optimizing Multicellular Models Applied to Biofilm Wrinkling, Christopher Douglas Johnson

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Attitudes and Experiences of Close Interethnic Friendships Among Native Emerging Adults: A Mixed-Methods Investigation, Merrill L. Jones

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Increasing Student Engagement and Knowledge Retention in an Entry-LevelGeneral Nutrition Course with Technology and Innovative Use of a Graduate-Level Teaching Assistant, Minhee Kang

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The Inevitable Fusion: A Mixed-Methods Sociological Approach to Comprehensive Kodiak Bear Viewing Management, Jacqueline M. Keating

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Mechanism of Substrate Reduction by Nitrogenase, Nimesh Khadka

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Multifunctional Reconfigurable Antennas and Arrays Operating at 60 GHz band, Abdurazag Mohamed Khalat

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Nitrogen Excretion of Lactating Dairy Cows Fed an Alfalfa Hay- or Birdsfoot Trefoil Hay-Based High-Forage Diet, Mohammad Ghelich Khan

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Enhancing Students’ Higher Order Thinking Skills through Computer-based Scaffolding in Problem-based Learning, Nam Ju Kim

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Comparing the Effect of Carbon Sources, Lactate and Whey, on Biological Reductive Dechlorination of TCE in Laboratory Flow Through Columns, Sarah M. Kissell

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Direct and Indirect Effects of Climate Change on Plant Populations and Communities in Sagebrush Steppe, Andrew R. Kleinhesselink

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Optimizing Bioengineered Vascular Systems: A Genetic Algorithm Approach, Sima Mehri Kochaki

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Spatio-temporal History of Fluid-rock Interaction in the Hurricane Fault Zone, Jace Koger

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Role of Dispersion and Functionalization on Mechanical Properties in Carbon Nanotube - Polymer Composite, Medisetti Sai Praveen Kumar

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Vision-Based Control of a Full-Size Car by Lane Detection, N. Chase Kunz

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Frame by Frame: Flash Nonfiction in the Comic Form, Shay Larsen

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A Pattern Language for Designing Application-Level Communication Protocols and the Improvement of Computer Science Education through Cloud Computing, Jorge Edison Lascano

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Effects of A Classroom Intervention on Academic Engagement of Elementary School Students with Anxiety, Lychelle Leatham

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Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition in Middle School: An Examination of Three Instructional Conditions, David B. Lee

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Wearable Computing: Accelerometer-Based Human Activity Classification Using Decision Tree, Chong Li

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Land Use Dynamics and Implications for Water Management in the Urbanizing Wasatch Range Metropolitan Area of Utah, Enjie Li

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Optimization of Roadway Electrification Integrating Wireless Power Transfer: TechnoEconomic Assessment and Lifecycle Analysis, Braden J. Limb

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Tracking System with Out-Of-Sequence Measurement in a Discrete Time-Delayed Extended Kalman Filter, Roque Lora

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Establishing a Kinetic Assessment of Reactive Strength, Talin Louder

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Ultra-Wideband Transceiver with Error Correction for Cortical Interfaces in NanometerCMOS Process, Yi Luo

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Spatial Ecology of Coyotes and Cougars: Understanding the Influence of Multiple Prey on the Spatial Interactions of Two Predators, Peter J. Mahoney