Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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2015

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Welfare State Context and Individual Health: The Role of Decommodification in Shaping Self-Perceived Health, Karin M. Abel

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Spatial Patterns of Rural and Exurban Residential Settlement and Agricultural Trends in the Intermountain West, Saleh Ahmed

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Systems Optimization Models to Improve Water Management and Environmental Decision Making, Omar Alminagorta Cabezas

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Design of Reliable and Secure Network-On-Chip Architectures, Dean Michael B Ancajas

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Examining the Association Between Children's Fruit and Vegetable Intake at and Away from School, Velarie Yaa Ankrah Ansu

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Understanding Myth and Myth as Understanding: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Mytho-Logic Narration, Sandra Bartlett Atwood

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Binding Interactions of (R)- and (S)-hydroxypropyl-CoM Dehydrogenases and the Zinc Knuckle Proteins Air1 and Air2, Jeremy W. Bakelar

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The Effect of a Class-wide Training on Prosocial Bystander Behaviors, Charity Deanne Barnes

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The Fate of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Conventional and Engineered On-Site Wastewater Drain Fields, James Beardall

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An Evaluation of Demand Functions for Attention and Food in Children with Autism, Bistra K. Bogoev

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A Translational Investigation of Positive and Negative Behavioral Contrast, Megan A. Boyle

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Fascism and Culture in Sicily: The Centennial of Vincenzo Bellini's Death, Olga A. Casaretti

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Couple Leisure Time: Building Bonds Early in Marriage Through Leisure, Joy Lynne Chavez

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Negotiated Settlement and the Durability of Peace: Agreement Design, Implementation, and Mediated Civil Wars, Chong Chen

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Improvement of Nutrient Utilization Efficiency, Ruminal Fermentation and Lactational Performance of Dairy Cows by Feeding Birdsfoot Trefoil, Rachael G. Christensen

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Greater Sage-Grouse Seasonal Habitat Models, Response to Juniper Reduction and Effects of Capture Behavior on Vital Rates, in Northwest Utah, Avery Cook

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St. John Chrysostom's and Philip Melanchthon's Views of Justification (ΔΙΚΑΙΩΣΙΣ) in St. Paul's Epistles, With Special Attention to How Their Respective Intellectual Environments Influenced Their Interpretations, Cameron Davis

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Introducing Two New Weed Control Tools: A "Smart" Spray Wand and a Wildland Weed Treatment Time Model, Bryan E. Dayton

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Sexual Orientation Change Efforts, Identity Conflict, and Psychosocial Health Amongst Same-Sex Attracted Mormons, John P. Dehlin

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Microfabrication of Bio-Analytical Devices: Microelectrode Array and Traveling-Wave Electrophoresis, Neil Draper

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Effects of Environmental Water Transfers on Stream Temperatures, Logan Elmore

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A Century of Geomorphic Change of the San Rafael River and Implications for River Rehabilitation, Stephen T. Fortney

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The Impact of the Updated National School Lunch Program Meal Standards on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Elementary School Students in Cache County Utah, Jillian C. Fox

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An Analysis of Sensitivity in Economic Forecasting for Pavement Management Systems, Antonio Fuentes

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African American Female Engineering Students' Persistence in Stereotype-threatening Environments: A Critical Race Theory Perspective, Stacie LeSure Gregory

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The Use of Feedback in Group Counseling in a State Vocational Rehabilitation Setting: A Pilot Study, Saara Grizzell

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Teaching Bystander Skills Through Fluency Training, Emilee Hagloch

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Propaganda Powers Social Reform: The Visual Rhetoric of Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange, and Norman Rockwell, Shelly Stock Halling

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How Arizona Community College Teachers Go About Learning to Teach, Carolyn J. Hamblin

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Self-Learning, DVD-Based Education Versus Traditional Education Approaches to Improve the Safety of Warfarin Use Among Patients with Atrial Fibrillation, Jessica Oliver Hatch

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Expert Rural Elementary School Teachers' Planning for Effective Instruction, Lance T. Hatch

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Methods of Processing Kenaf Chopped Strand Mats for Manufacturing Test Specimens and Composite Structures, Joshua W. Heil

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Sequence Stratigraphy, Depositional Environments and Geochemistry of the middle Cambrian Bloomington Formation in Northern Utah, Christopher Ryan Jensen

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Testing of Rainflow Histograms of Strain for Implementation as a Bridge Weigh-in-Motion Technnique, Nephi R. Johnson

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Aqueous Solvation Method for Recombinant Spider Silk Proteins, Justin A. Jones

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Systems Modeling and Economic Analysis of Photovoltaic (PV) Powered Water Pumping Brackish Water Desalination for Agriculture, Michael A. Jones

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Direct Electrical Arc Ignition of Hybrid Rocket Motors, Michael I. Judson Jr.

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Laboratory Study on the Effects of Exit Face Inclination of Critical Gradients, Richard Allen Keizer Jr.

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Agricultural Water Management in the Sevier River Basin, Utah: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Daeha Kim

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Economic Assessment of Organic, Eco-Friendly, and Conventional Peach Production Methods in Northern Utah, Trevor D. Knudsen

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Risk Characterization from Multipathway Exposure Associated with Land Applying Biosolids by Accounting for Multimedia Mass Loss, Karthik Kumarasamy

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Factors Contributing to the Conservation of Phacelia submutica (Boraginaceae), a Threatened Species in Western Colorado: Reproductive Biology and Seed Ecology, Alicia M. Langton

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Who Cares? Developing a Pedagogy of Caring in Higher Education, Andrew Shayne Larsen

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A Painted Void, Kevin Larsen

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Implementation of Online Tutoring Program to Increase University Student Information Retention, April Litchford

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The Role of Thermospheric Neutral Winds in the Mid-latitude Ionospheric Evening Anomalies, Levan Lomidze

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Adoption, Adaptation, and Abandonment: Appropriation of Science Education Professional Development Learning, Max L. Longhurst

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Mechanical Properties of Kenaf Composites Using Dynamic Mechanical Analysis, Thomas A. Loveless

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Microhabitat Selection by Greater Sage-Grouse Hens in Southern Wyoming, Scott T. Mabray

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Concentrated Use Areas: Characteristics and Management Strategies on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Zachary F. Maughan

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Microbial-Derived Oils and Value-Added Products: Biosynthesis and Applications for Biofuel Production, Alex T. McCurdy

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Groundwater and Surface Water Contributions to Metals Loading in Bayhorse Creek at the Abandoned Ramshorn Mine Site Near Bayhorse, Idaho, Hannah L. McDonough

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Redox-Controlled Biogeochemical Processes Affecting Arsenic Solubility in Sediments from a Basin-Fill Aquifer in Northern Utah, Xianyu Meng

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Persistence of Engineering Undergraduates at a Public Research University, Matthew Meyer

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Cultural Entropy: A Grounded Theory Study of Early Childhood Experiences in Nature in the Arroyo Grande Creek Watershed, Nathaniel Miles Millard

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Representations of US Acts of Extra-Territoriality as Illustrated in Pakistani-English Political Cartoons, Aina S. Niaz

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Non-Catalytic Co-Gasification of Sub-Bituminous Coal and Biomass, Guevara Che Nyendu

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Contribution of a Novel Obligatory Heterofermentative Nonstarter Lactobacillus Species to Late Gassy Defect in Cheddar Cheese, Fatih Ortakci

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"We want to get down to the nitty-gritty": The Modern Hardboiled Detective in the Novella Form, Kendall G. Pack

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The Impact of Academic and Teaching Self-Efficacy on Student Engagement and Academic Outcomes, Lesther A. Papa

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Beef Average Daily Gain and Enteric Methane Emissions on Birdsfoot Trefoil, Cicer Milkvetch and Meadow Brome Pastures, Lance R. Pitcher

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Ecology and Behavior of Coyotes in Urban Environments at Varying Spatial Scales, Sharon A. Poessel

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Sources of Authority for Leadership and Instructional Technology Coaches' Diffusion of High Access Teaching and Learning, Gregory M. Proffit

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The Assessment of Articulation and Phonological Skills in Preschool Cleft Palate Children, Michelle G. Rasmussen

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Beginning Teachers' Perceptions of Their Novice Year of Teaching, Rebecca Bingham Rees

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An Investigatory Study of Relationships Among Selected Theoretical components of Letter-Writing fluency, Pamela C. Reutzel

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Novel Techniques to Determine Soil Evaporation Rates: Heat Pulse Probe and Automated Microlysimeter, Kashifa Rumana

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Modeling Transportation Planning Applications via Path Flow Estimator, Seungkyu Ryu

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Growth Performance, Ruminal Fermentation Characteristics, and Economic Returns of Growing Beef Steers Fed Brown Midrib, Corn, Silage-Based Diet, Christopher Scott Saunders

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A Neural Network Approach to Fault Detection in Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control Systems, John N. Schreiner

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Potential of Forage Kochia and Other Plant Materials in Reclamation of Gardner Saltbush Ecosystems Invaded by Halogeton, Rob C. Smith

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Dementia Caregiver Personality Traits and Coping Strategies: Association with Care Recipient Outcomes, Christine M. Snyder

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Transportation Economics and Energy, Ali Soltani Sobh

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Electrokinetic Flow in a Nanochannel with an Overlapped Electrical Double Layer, Zhuorui Song

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Effect of Manufacturing Processes on the Loss Factor and Other Mechanical Properties of Kenaf Fiber-Reinforced Composites, Brian P. Spackman

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Techno-Economic Feasibility and Life Cycle Assessment of Dairy Effluent to Biofuel via Hydrothermal Liquefaction, Hailey M. Summers

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Statistical Dependence in Imputed High-Dimensional Data for a Colorectal Cancer Study, Anvar Suyundikov

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Bio-Inspired Materials and Micro/Nanostructures Enabled by Peptides and Proteins, Swathi Swaminathan

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Two Types of Conformal Antennas for Small Spacecrafts, Salahuddin Tariq

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The Legend, The Madman, and the Prophet a Memoir about Fathers and Sons, Erik K. Thalman

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"They Are Hiring the White Women but They Won't Hire the Colored Women": Black Women Confront Racism and Sexism in the Richmond Shipyards During World War II, Paige Tuft

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Clinician Recasts and Production of Complex Syntax by Children With and Without Specific Language Impairment, Rebekah Wada

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Where the Action Is: An Analysis of Partisan Change in House of Representatives Open Seat Elections, 2000-2014, Kyle B. Wallace

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Successful Paths to Becoming a Lean Organization in the Construction Industry, Robert D. Warcup

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The Effect of Polydimethylsiloxane Substrate Modification on A549 Human Epithelial Lung Cancer Cell Morphology and Biomechanics, Sherissa A. Ward

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The Effectiveness of an Intervention Designed to Increase the Positive to Negative Ratio of Instructor Interactions During After-School Programming, Rikki K. Wheatley

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Molecular Sensing and Imaging of Human Disease Cells and Their Responses to Biochemical Stimuli, Lifu Xiao

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Effect of High Intensity Ultrasound on Crystallization Behavior and Functional Properties of Lipids, Yubin ye

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Advancement of Computing on Large Datasets via Parallel Computing and Cyberinfrastructure, Ahmet Artu Yildirim

2014

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BEETLES, FUNGI AND TREES: A STORY FOR THE AGES? MODELING AND PROJECTING THE MULTIPARTITE SYMBIOSIS BETWEEN THE MOUNTAIN PINE BEETLE, DENDROCTONUS PONDEROSAE, AND ITS FUNGAL SYMBIONTS, GROSMANNIA CLAVIGERA AND OPHIOSTOMA MONTIUM, Audrey L. Addison

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Gravitational Wave Astrophysics with Compact Binary Systems, Eric Addison

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Quantum Mechanical Study of Weak Molecular Interactions, Upendra Adhikari

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E3: Emotions, Engagement, and Educational Digital Games, Ani Aghababyan

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Decision Making Using Trust and Risk in Self-Adaptive Agent Organization, Kamilia Ahmadi

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Exploring Extension Faculty Members' First-Time Experience With Funded Couple Relationship Education, Jacquelyn M. Alderete

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A Study of the Variability Versus the Assumed Constancy of Manning's n, Tyler G. Allen

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Metabolic Modeling of Spider Silk Production in E. coli, Sarah Allred

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A Survey of Utah's Public Secondary Education Science Teachers to Determine Their Preparedness to Teach Engineering Design, Roland Tyler Ames

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Causes and Countermeasures for Nappe Oscillation: An Experimental Approach, Aaron Allan Anderson

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Examining the Impact of DIfferent Virtual Manipulative Types on the Nature of Students' SMall-Group Discussions: An Exploratory Mixed-Methods Case Study of Techno-Mathematical Discourse, Katie L. Anderson-Pence