Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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2014

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COMPUTATIONAL MODELS OF INTRACELLULAR AND INTERCELLULAR PROCESSES IN DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, Ahmadreza Ghaffarizadeh

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Effects of Animal Science Agricultural Education Course Completion on Urban High School Students' Career Choice, Kristina Gowans

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Understanding Local Perceptions and the Role of Historical Context in Ecotourism Development: A Case Study of St. Kitts, Amber Greening

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Father-Child Play Behaviors and Child Emotion Regulation, Amanda Hagman

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Climate Forcings on Groundwater Variations in Utah and the Great Basin, Kirsti A. Hakala

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Assessing the Impact of Supplements, Food Aversions, and Silica on Medusahead Use by Sheep, Tyler Hamilton

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Cyber-Physical Systems with Multi-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Based Cooperative Source Seeking and Contour Mapping, Jinlu Han

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A Qualitative Study of Women High School Principals' Career Life Histories, Jan Bradshaw Hansen

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Precision Current Control for Quantum Cascade Lasers as Flight Calibration Sources, Stewart M. Hansen

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Graphics Processing Unit-Based Computer-Aided Design Algorithms for Electronic Design Automation, Yiding Han

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Exploring the Potential of Resident Employed Photography as a Context Sensitive Technique in Roadway Design, Christopher S. Harrild

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A Computational Fluid Dynamics Validation Experiment for Forced and Mixed Convection on a Vertical Heated Plate, Jeff Robert Harris

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Multiplicity Results of Periodic Solutions for Two Classes of Nonlinear Problems, Kazuya Hata

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Conformal Gravity and Time, Jeffrey Shafiq Hazboun

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Trophic Status, Energetic Demands, and Factors Affecting Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Distribution in Pyramid Lake, Nevada, Nicholas A. Heredia

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Adults With Intellectual Disabilities in a Day Program Setting Using Activity Schedules, Julia A. Hermansen

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The Effects of High-Tech Stimuli and Duration of Access of Reinforcer Preference and Efficacy, Audrey N. Hoffmann

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AMBIENT TEMPERATURE, CALF INTAKES, AND WEIGHT GAINS ON PREWEANED DAIRY CALVES, Sheldon D. Holt

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Five-Year Prospective Evaluation of the Development of Borderline Symptoms in Psychiatrically Hospitalized Adolescents Who Engage in Deliberate Self-Harm and Suicide-Related Behaviors, Kendra J. Homan

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NANO-SCALE THERMAL PROPERTY PREDICTION BY MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATION WITH EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION, Kyle S. Horne

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Developing a Field Indicator for Suckering Ability of Quaking Aspen, Abbey M. Hudler Oksness

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Stem Development, Seeding Rate, and Establishment of Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) for Organic, Grazing-Based Dairies, Sara Hunt

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The Influence of Parental Mental Health and Family Psychosocial Functioning on Bystander Behavior of Elementary School Children, Joanna C. Jenkins

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Modeling the Defect Density of States of Disordered SiO2 Through Cathodoluminescence, Amberly Evans Jensen

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Innovative Payloads for Small Unmanned Aerial System-Based Personal Remote Sensing and Applications, Austin M. Jensen

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BRIDGING THE NANO- AND MACRO-WORLDS: THERMAL PROPERTY MEASUREMENT USING THERMAL MICROSCOPY AND PHOTOTHERMAL RADIOMETRY – APPLICATION TO PARTICLE-IRRADIATION DAMAGE PROFILE IN ZRC, Colby Bruce Jensen

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Feeling the Drive: The International Meridian Highway, Regional Boosters, and the Redefinition of Space, 1911-1930, Amanda N. Johnson

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Parental Perceptions of the Influence of Digital Media and Technology on Children's Reading Habits at Home, Kurt W. Johnson

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The Impact of Participation in the Food Dudes Healthy Eating Program on Dietary Habits in Fourth and Fifth Grade Students in Cache County Utah After One Year, Amanda B. Jones

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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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Effects of Dietary Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Colorectal Cancer and the Development of the Total Western Diet-2, Sara Kellen

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Physiological Impacts and Lactational Performance of Dairy Cow Fed Brown Midrib Corn Silage During Dry Period Through Early to Midlactation, Alexandra Windley Kelley

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In Situ Stress and Geology from the MH-2 Borehole, Mountain Home, Idaho: Implications for Geothermal Exploration from Fractures, Rock Properties, and Geomechanics, James Andrew Kessler

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

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Effects of Processing and Packaging Modifications on the Quality and Shelf Life in Meats, Abdulla Khan

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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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Physical Layer Detection of Hardware Keyloggers, Saptarshi Mallick

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Uncertainty Analysis of Mechanical Properties from Miniature Tensile Testing of High Strength Steels, Deepthi Rao Malpally

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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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Factors Affecting the Toxic Cyanobacteria Nodularia Spumigena in Farmington Bay of Great Salt Lake, Utah, B. Eric McCulley

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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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A Sociocultural Analysis of Latino High School Students' Funds of Knowledge and Implications for Culturally Responsive Engineering Education, Joel Alejandro Mejia

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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 Effectiveness 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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Distribution of Heavy Metals from Flue Gas in Algal Bioreactor, Katerine Napan

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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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Exploiting Sparsity and Dictionary Learning to Efficiently Classify Materials in Hyperspectral Imagery, Andrew E. Pound

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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