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

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

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

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

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

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Evaluating Habitat-based Niche Requirements and Potential Recruitment Bottlenecks for Imperiled Bluehead Sucker (Catostomus discobolus), Bryan C. Maloney

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Maternal Diabetes, Related Biomarkers and Genes, and Risk of Orofacial Clefts, Tiwaporn Maneerattanasuporn

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Modeling and Projection of the North American Monsoon Using a High-Resolution Regional Climate Model, Jonathan D.D. Meyer

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Resolving Spatial and Temporal Variability in Dissolved Organic Matter Characteristics within Combined Agricultural and Stormwater Conveyances, Bryce A. Mihalevich

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A Study of Spatial and Temporal Mass and Heat Transport of Hydrothermal Features in Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Ruba A. M. Mohamed

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Molecular and Physiological Mechanisms of Toxin Resistance in Toad-Eating Snakes, Shabnam Mohammadi

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Spatiotemporal Evolution of Pleistocene and Late Oligocene-Early Miocene Deformation in the Mecca Hills, Southernmost San Andreas Fault Zone, Amy C. Moser

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Maximum Likelihood Temperature/Emissivity Separation of Hyperspectral Images with Gaussian Distributed Downwelling Radiance, David A. Neal

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Foreign Fighter Recruitment Messaging and the ‘Islamic State’, Jacob M. Nelson

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The Role of the Fatty Acid Signaling Pathway in Dietary-Induced Obesity, Melissa N. Nelson

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Foraging Ecology of Mountain Lions in the Sierra National Forest, California, Bradley C. Nichols

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Statistical Models of I-15 Bridge C-846: Changes in Natural Frequencies due to Temperature, Gilbert Nichols

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Public Opinion on Renewable Energy: The Nexus of Climate, Politics, and Economy, Shawn K. Olson-Hazboun

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Expert Consensus On Barriers to College and University Online Education for Students with Blindness and Low Vision, Sachin D. Pavithran

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Applications of Relative Motion Models Using Curvilinear Coordinate Frames, Alex C. Perez

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Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater: Effects of Inoculants and Nutrient Management on Biomethane Production and Treatment, Jason Peterson

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The Short and Long-Term Effects of Temperature and Strain on a Concrete Bulb-Tree Girder Bridge, Ethan Pickett

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Chemical Bonding in Novel 0-, 1-, 2-, and 3-Dimensional Chemical Species, Ivan A. Popov

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Prestress Losses and Temperature Effects on a Deck Bulb Tee Girder Bridge, Phillip Powelson

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The Influence of Wind Energy Development on Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus) Breeding Season Ecology in Eastern Idaho, Matthew C. Proett

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Environmental Values and Landscape Architecture: A New Ecological Paradigm Study, Emmet J. Pruss

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The Effects of Previous Concussions on the Physiological Complexity of Motor Output During a Continuous Isometric Visual-Motor Tracking Task, Adam C. Raikes

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Diversity-Related Experiences Among College Students in the Promotion of Social Justice Orientation, Multicultural Openness, and Community Involvement, Alexandra K. Reveles

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Predicting the impact of a northern pike (Esox lucius) invasion on endangered June sucker (Chasmistes liorus) and sport fishes in Utah Lake, UT, Jamie Reynolds

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Conservative Tryptophan Mutations in Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase PTP1B and its Effect on Catalytic Rate and Chemical Reaction, Teisha Richan

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Activities and Quality of Life for Persons with Dementia, Cassidy Rose