Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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2014

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Incentivizing Children's Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: Evaluation and Modification of the Food Dudes Program for Sustainable Use in U. S. Elementary Schools, Brooke A. Jones

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Biochemistry of Selenium in Pariette Wetlands, Utah, Colleen P. Jones

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Modeling to Improve Vegetation-Based Wetland Biological Assessment, Robin C. Jones

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Barriers to Curricular Change in General Education Mathematics at a Large Public Institution, Marcus Jorgensen

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SALINITY MANAGEMENT IN THE UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN: MODELING, MONITORING, AND COST-EQUITY CHALLENGES, Jongho Keum

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WEIR-BAFFLED CULVERT HYDRODYNAMICS EVALUATION FOR FISH PASSAGE USING PARTICLE IMAGE VELOCIMETRY AND COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMIC TECHNIQUES, Mohanad A. Khodier

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Implementation and Application of the Curds and Whey Algorithm to Regression Problems, John Kidd

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Mothers on the Market: Employer Hiring Practices and Motherhood Penalties, Elizabeth Kiester

CONVEX MODEL-BASED SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR PROCESSING, Chad P. Knight

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The Agricultural Economics of Fremont Irrigation: A Case Study From South-Central Utah, Chimalis R. Kuehn

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MANIPULATING PARAMETERS OF REINFORCEMENT TO REDUCE PROBLEM BEHAVIOR WITHOUT EXTINCTION, Soraya Shanun Kunnavatana

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Supporting Students with Psychiatric Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: Important Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes, Scott I. Kupferman

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THE ROLE OF OBESITY, DIABETES, AND HYPERTENSION IN CLEFT LIP AND CLEFT PALATE BIRTH DEFECTS, Hebah Alawi Kutbi

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USDA FOREST SERVICE PERSPECTIVES ON FOREST MANAGEMENT IN A CHANGING CLIMATE, Jamie E. Laatsch

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Exploring Visitor Attitudes Toward the Proposed Greater Canyonlands National Monument: A Survey in Utah's Indian Creek Corridor, Chase C. Lamborn

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THE REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS INITIATIVE AND U.S. ENERGY MARKETS, Kangil Lee

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Habitat Characteristics of Mexican Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis lucida) in the Canyonlands of Southern Utah, Leah R. Lewis

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A Computer-Aided Training (CAT) System for Short Track Speed Skating, Chenguang Liu

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Three Essays on the Economics of Controlling Invasive Species, Yanxu Liu

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Parasitic Layer-Based Reconfigurable Antenna and Array For Wireless Applications, Zhouyuan Li

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GLOBAL QUALITY CHANGE THROUGH THE BABY STEPS PROJECT FOR INFANT AND TODDLER CHILD CARE PROGRAMS IN RURAL AND URBAN UTAH, Maegan Lokteff

Movement and Habitat Use of Bonneville Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus Clarki Utah): A Case Study In the Temple Fork Watershed, Ryan L. Lokteff

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Distribution and Drivers of a Widespread, Invasive Wetland Grass, Phragmites australis, in Great Salt Lake Wetlands, Arin Lexine Long

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Traditional Lecture Versus an Activity Approach for Teaching Statistics: A Comparison of Outcomes, Jennifer L. Loveland

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Shear and Flexural Capacity of Four 50-Year-Old Post-Tensioned Concrete Bridge Girders, Wing Hong Louis Lo

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Linking Montane Soil Moisture Measurements to Evapotranspiration Using Inverse Numerical Modeling, Ling Lv

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Control of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems Using Fractional Order Operators, Hadi Malek

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SEQUENTIAL QUADRATURE MEASUREMENTS FOR PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS, Julio Martin-Hidalgo

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The Forgotten Fruitway: Folk Perspectives on Fruit Farming on the Providence Bench, 1940-1980, Amy C. Maxwell

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Attitudes and Behavioral Intentions of Eigth-Grade Students Toward Figures of Varying Body Weight, Erin L. McLeary

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Nutrition and Genes Associated With Orofacial Cleft Birth Defects in Utah, Huong Dieu Meeks

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Training Staff Members to Conduct and Implement the Multiple Stimulus Without Replacement (MSWO) Preference Assessment Using Video Modeling, Heather M. Merkley

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Exploring the Lived Experiences of Couples Making the Transition to Parenthood and the Meaning They Ascribe to Brief, Couple-Focused Preventative Interventions, Dolores D. Michael

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An Exploratory Study of Purposeful and Strategic Communicative Techniques to Teach Vocabulary From Core Reading Programs to English Learners, Danell Bench Mieure

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The Role of TRPM5 in Dietary Fat Preference, Intake, and Body Composition, Dulce M. Minaya

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The Process of Couples' Experiences in a Brief Intervention, D. Jim Mock

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Global Evaluation of Biofuel Potential from Microalgae, Jeffrey W. Moody

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Reconfigurable Antennas for Public Safety and Wireless Gigabit Alliance Applications, Hema Swaroop Mopidevi

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Nitrogen Cycling in the Rhizosphere of Cheatgrass and Crested Wheatgrass: Contributions of Root Exudates and Senescence, Kendalynn A. Morris

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Estimating the Efectiveness of a Seasonal Gas Tax for Controlling Episodic PM2.5 Concentrations in Cache County, Utah, Leo A. Moscardini

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Multi-Scale Modeling of Microbial Defection in the Presence of Antibiotics, Darshan Dilip Nahar

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Nutrient Utilization, Lactational Performance, and Profitability of Dairy Cows by Feeding Protein Supplements in High-Forage Lactation Diets, Kathryn Neal

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Statistical Modeling, Exploration, and Visualization of Snow Water Equivalent Data, James Beguah Odei

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Occurrence and Removal of Ultra-Low Level Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water, Christel Olsen

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Teacher Orientation to Social Studies: A Phenomenological Study, Jefgfrey A. Olsen

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The Triad Trial: Online Education for Coaches on the Prevention of the Female Athlete Triad, Megan Jane Ostler

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Pathway Pioneer: Heterogenous Server Architecture for Scientific Visualization and Pathway Search in Metabolic Network Using Informed Search, Vipul Kantilal Oswal

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Bark Beetle-Induced Changes to Crown Fuel Flammability and Crown Fire Potential, Wesley G. Page

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REAL-TIME SCHEDULING ALGORITHM DESIGN ON STOCHASTIC PROCESSORS, Anushka Pakrashi

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Biophysically-Based Measurement of Plant Water Status Using Canopy Temperature, Christopher K. Parry

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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A VIDEO-BASED PREFERENCE ASSESSMENT IN IDENTIFYING SOCIALLY REINFORCING STIMULI, Rachelle N. Peterson

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Rock Strength of Caprock Seal Lithologies: Evidence for Past Seal Failure, Migration of Fluids and the Analysis of the Reservoir Seal Interface in Outcrop and the Subsurface, Elizabeth Sandra Petrie

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Flexural, Shear, and Punching Shear Capacity of Three 48-Year-Old Prestressed Lightweight Concrete Double-Tee Bridge Girders, Christopher S. Pettigrew

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The Effects of Pipewall Offsets on Water Meter Accuracy, Jesse M. Pope

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Religious Educators' Experiences With Self-Directed Learning in Professional Development: A Qualitative Study, Brandon D. Porter

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Linking Temporal and Spatial Variability of Millennial and Decadal-Scale Sediment Yield to Aquatic Habitat in the Columbia River Basin, Elijah Portugal

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The Kimama Core: A 6.4 Ma Record of Volcanism, Sedimentation, and Magma Petrogenesis on the Axial Volcanic High, Snake River Plain, ID, Katherine Elizabeth Potter

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Considerations for Hood Placement and Design Downstream from a Fixed-Cone Valve, Barry Jacob Prettyman

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Comparison of Selected Differential Producing, Ultrasonic, and Magnetic Flow Meters, Johnny B. Prettyman

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Sustainable Production of Novel Biomaterials in Escherichia coli, Asif Rahman

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American Bison Ecology and Bison-Cattle Interactions in an Isolated Montane Environment, Dustin H. Ranglack

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Improving Reuse and Maintainability of Communication Software With Conversation-Aware Aspects, Ali Raza

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The Impact of Social Support, Psychosocial Characteristics, and Contextual Factors on Racial Disparities in Hypertension, E. Miranda Reiter

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Physically Based Preconditioning Techniques Applied to the First Order Particle Transport and to Fluid Transport in Porous Media, Michael Rigley

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Ringtail Distribution, Dermatoglyphics, and Diet in Zion National Park, Utah, Adrian Argie Roadman

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Spacecraft Guidance Techniques for Maximizing Mission Success, Shane B. Robinson

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Investigations of CHO 1-15 and Silk Gland Cell Line Development, Susan Kathleen Robinson

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSTRUMENT TO MEASURE THE SELF-EFFICACY OF STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN VEX ROBOTICS COMPETITIONS, Trevor P. Robinson

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Molecular Systematics, Historical Biogeography, and Evolution of Spider Wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), Juanita Rodriguez

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Uniform Temperature Predictions and Temperature Gradient Effects on I-Girder and Box Girder Concrete Bridges, Edyson Rojas

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Influence of Stand Composition on Soil Organic Carbon Stabilization and Biochemistry in Aspen and Conifer Forests of Utah, Mercedes Roman Dobarco

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Sinners in the City of Saints: Flappers in Salt Lake City, Bree Ann Romero

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Assessing Changes in Waterfowl Population and Community Dynamics, Beth E. Ross

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Phosphorus Mobility in the Shallow Unconfined Aquifer at Pineview Reservoir, Utah, Christine Rumsey

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The Impact of Computer-Adaptive Benchmark Data and Assessment Literacy on Student Achievement and Motivation in Mathematics, Sheryl J. Rushton

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The Optimal Cow Size for Intermountain Cow-Calf Operations: The Impact of Public Grazing Fees on the Optimal Cow Size, Jesse Russell

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Characterization of Lactose Esters for Their Antimicrobial and Emulsification Properties, Guneev Sandhu

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Family-Wise Error Rate Control in Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) Mapping and Gene Ontology Graphs with Remarks on Family Selection, Garret Saunders

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ANTIVIRAL ACTIVITY OF FAVIPIRAVIR (T-705) AGAINST LETHAL RIFT VALLEY FEVER VIRUS INFECTION IN HAMSTERS, Dionna Scharton

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Macroinvertebrate-Driven Nutrient Recycling in Four Large Rivers, Matt A. Schroer

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Labyrinth Weirs: A Look Into Geometric Variation and Its Effect on Efficiency and Design Method Predictions, Tyler Robert Seamons

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Improving the Physical Processes and Model Integration Functionality of an Energy Balance Model for Snow and Glacier Melt, Avirup Sen Gupta

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A Case Study of Preservice Teachers in an Associate of Science Degree Early Childhood Teacher Education Program: Perceptions of Professional Preparation, Tracy E. Sermon

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MULTIVERSEJAVA, Vishal Sharma

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Contributing Factors to the Success of Small-Scale Diversified Farms In the Mountain West, Mary Shepherd

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Regulation of Major Histocompatibility Complex Class I Genes in Bovine Trophoblast Cells, Bi Shi

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Strong Marriages in the African American Community: How Religion Contributes to a Healthier Marriage, Lucy K. Shirisia

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Calculating Willingness-To-Pay As a Function of Biophysical Water Quality and Water Quality Perceptions, Carlos G. Silva

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Automated Reverse Engineering of Malware to Develop Network Signatures to Match with Known Network Signatures, Dan Sinema

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Pathway Pioneer: A Web-Based Graphical Tool for the Organization and Flux Analysis of Metabolic Networks, Sumit Kumar Singh

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A Strange Kind of Dying, Christina M. Sitton

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The History of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University, Aaron Smith

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Biopsychosocial Variables Predict Compensation and Medical Costs of Radiofrequency Neurotomy in Utah Workers' Compensation Patients, Amie L. Smith

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Impact of Beaver Ponds on Stream Temperature and on Solar Radiation Penetration in Water, Camilla J. Snow

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Network Applications and the Utah Homeless Network, Michael A. Snyder

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Are Experimentally Derived Estimates of Thermal Tolerance Useful in Interpreting Species Distribution Models, Iva Sokolovska

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The Role of the Transcendent in Landscapes, Kathryn E. Sonntag

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Channel Adjustment and Channel-Floodplain Sediment Exchange in the Root River, Southeastern Minnesota, Michael A. Souffront Alcantara

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Development and Validation of an Instrument to Measure Participant Engagement in State-Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs, Joshua D. Southwick

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Evaluation of Composting of Municipal Solid Waste, J. Ryan Stebbins