Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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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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Interactive Computer Simulation and Animation Learning Modules: A Mixed-method Study of Their Effects on Students' Problem Solving in Particle Dynamics, Yongquing Guo

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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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The Effects of Interactive Computer Simulation and Animation on Student Learning of Rigid Body Dynamics: A Mixed Method Study, Oai Ha

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School-Based Mental Health Practices in Utah: A Descriptive Study, Dina Hargrave

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Comparison of Neurological Activation Patterns of Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders when Verbally Responding to a Pragmatic Task, Daphne U. Hartzheim

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Optimization and Control of Lumped Transmitting Coil-Based in Motion Wireless Power Transfer Systems, Nazmul Hasan

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High Resolution Multi-Spectral Imagery and Learning Machines in Precision Irrigation Water Management, Leila Hassan-Esfahani

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Investigation of Sugar/Polyols as Weakly Interacting Cosolvents and their Influence on Hardening of High-Protein Nutrition Bars, Sami Kadhim Hassan

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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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Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth: 2014 Farm Bill Insect and Disease Restoration Provision -- True Gift or False Hope?, Jamilee E. Holmstead

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Grass-Shrub Spatial Associations Over Precipitation and Grazing Gradients in the Great Basin, USA, Maike F. Holthuijzen

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Salt and the Rough-skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa): Evolutionary Investigations of Local Adaptation to an Anthropogenic and Natural Stressor, Gareth Rowland Hopkins

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Altitudinal Variability of Quiet-time Plasma Drifts in the Equatorial Ionosphere, Debrup Hui

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Analysis of Portfolio Diversification and Risk Management of Livestock Assets in the Borana Pastoral System of Southern Ethiopia, Medhat Ibrahim

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Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy-Based Biomarker Detection for B-Cell Malignancies, Nathan Israelsen

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Computational Prediction and Rational Design of Novel Clusters, Nanoparticles, and Solid State Materials, Alexander S. Ivanov

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Ego-Identity and Long-Term Moratoria: Associations with College Attendance and Religious Volunteerism, Mark A. Jackson

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The Role of Diet, Erythrocyte Membrane Fatty Acid Composition, and Alzheimer's-related Genes in Systemic Inflammation in the Cache County Memory Study, Rola Adnan Jalloun

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Runtime Detection of a Bandwidth Denial Attack from a Rogue Network-on-Chip, Rajesh JayashankaraShridevi

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A Study of the Dayside High-Lattitude Ionospheric Electrodynamics During Extended Solar Minimum, Janelle V. Jenniges

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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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The Mystical Union of Infant Baptism: How Baptists Contributed to the Idea of Race by Their Rejection of Infant Baptism, Isaiah E. Jones

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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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Linking Form and Process in Braided Rivers Using Physical and Numerical Models, Alan Kasprak

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Scalable Bio-Production of High Value Products in Bacteria, Yukie Kawasaki

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Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations of Oscillating Wings and Comparison to Lifting-Line Theory, Megan Keddington

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

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Characterization and Performance of Algal Biofilms for Wastewater Treatment and Industrial Applications, Maureen Kesaano

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Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of Whole Field Pennycress Biomass, Yonas Afewerki Kidane

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

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Religious Outsiders and the Catholic Critique of Protestantism in America, Bradley Kime

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Virulence Evolution of Fungal Pathogens in Social and Solitary Bees with an Emphasis on Multiple Infections, Ellen G. Klinger

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Relationships Between Water Developments and Select Mammals on the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Bryan M. Kluever

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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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Biogeography, Population Genetics, and Community Structure of North American Bumble Bees, Jonathan Berenguer Koch

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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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Experimental Validation Data for CFD of Steady and Transient Mixed Convection on a Vertical Flat Plate, Blake W. Lance

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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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Effective Properties of Randomly Oriented Kenaf Short Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composite, Dayakar Naik L.

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Dreams End: A Young Adult Urban Fantasy with Critical Introduction, Elizabeth Leavitt

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In Vitro, Non-Invasive Imaging and Detection of Single Living Mammalian Cells Interacting with Bio-Nano-Interfaces, Qifei Li

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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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Identifying Factors Common Among Students who Do Not Fit the Typical Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Achievement Correlation, Jodi H. Mantilla

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To Belong as Citizens: Race and Marriage in Utah, 1880-1920, Scott D. Marianno

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Parameterized Least-Squares Attitude History Estimation and Magnetic Field Observations of the Auroral Spatial Structures Probe, Ryan J. Martineau

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Qualitative Case Study on Cell Phone Appropriation for Language Learning Purposes in a Dominican Context, Gisela Martiz

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Effects of Plant Stress on Facultative Apomixis in Boechera (Brassicaceae), Mayelyn Mateo de Arias

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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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Site-Based and Nonsite Archaeological Survey: A Comparison of Two Survey Methods in the City of Rocks, Idaho, Patrick Reed McDonald

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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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Algorithmic Information Theory Applications in Bright Field Microscopy and Epithelial Pattern Formation, Hamid Mohamadlou

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Using Video Promoting on an Ipod Touch to Teach Multiple-Step Recipes to Transition-Age Students With Moderate to Severe Cognitive Disabilities, Kjerstin Mourra

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Gorongosa: A History of an African Landscape, 1921-2014, Domingos João Muala

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Exploiting Application Behaviors for Resilient Static Random Access Memory Arrays in the Near-Threshold Computing Regime, Dieudonne Manzi Mugisha

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Detecting Experts on Quora: by their Activity, Quality of Answers, Linguistic Characteristics and Temporal Behaviors, Sumanth Kumar Reddy Nagarur Patil

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Three Essays in Trade and International Development, Nii Amon Neequaye

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Postharvest Degradation of Microalgae: Effect of Temperature and Water Activity, Jacob A. Nelson

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Modeling Seed Dispersal and Population Migration Given a Distribution of Seed Handling Times and Variable Dispersal Motility: Case Study for Pinyon and Juniper in Utah, Ram C. Neupane

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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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Negative Reinforcement Through Contingent Easy-Task Presentation, Cicely Irene Nickerson

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

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Water Decision-Making Under Uncertainty, Augustina Yaa Oye Odame

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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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A Feminist Examination of How Girls and Women Engage with a Female Protagonist in Dystopian Young Adult Literature, Robin A. Parent

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Participant Perceptions of Range Rider Programs Used to Mitigate Wolf-Livestock Conflicts in the Western United States, Molly Parks

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Winter Ecology of Common Ravens in Southern Wyoming and the Effects of Raven Removal on Greater Sage-Grouse Populations, Luke W. Peebles

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Population and Community Dynamics of Freshwater Decapods in Response to Ecological and Anthropogenic Factors in Subtropical Streams in the Caribbean, Omar Perez-Reyes

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Spatial Temperature Variation in Refrigerated Road Transport, Joseph D. Phoenix

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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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The Relationship of Trait Mindfulness and Positive Mental and Physical Health Among College Students, Sarah A. Potts

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Teacher-And Student-Developed Summaries of Performance: Perceptions of Teachers and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Heidi S. Preece

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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 Effects of Unidirectional Peer Tutoring on Mathematics Outcomes for Students with Learning Disabilities in an Inclusive, Secondary Setting, Daniel Pyle

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Fake and Spam Messages: Detecting Misinformation During Natural Disasters on Social Media, Meet Rajdev

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Development of Genetic Goat and Hamster Models of Atrial Fibrillation and Long QT Syndrome; and Genetic Hamster Models of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Dane A. Rasmussen

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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