Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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2012

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Waste Heat Utilization in an Anaerobic Digestion System, Brett Boissevain

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Preventative Behavioral Parent Training: Demonstration of the Immediacy Effects of an Innovative Conduct Problem Prevention Program in Young At-Risk Children, Alexis Bolton

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Avian Response to Post Wildland Fire Reseeding Treatments in Great Basin Shrubsteppe, Adam B. Brewerton

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Magical Realism and the Space Between Spaces, Dallin J. Bundy

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This Was the Place: Apostasy from the LDS Church, Traci K. Burnett

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A history of the development of charter school legislation in Utah, Marlies Burns

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Continental-scale characterization of molecular variation in quaking aspen, Colin M. Callahan

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Sustainable Ski Resorts in the State of Utah: Working Toward the Future, Andrew Call

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The Effect of Growth Parameters on the Height and Density of Carbon Nanotube Forests, Robert Welch Call

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Exploring Aspects of Strong Remarriages, Marci Campbell

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Examination of Nonpoint Source Nutrient Export from a Snowfall-Dominated Watershed, Lindsey DeBoer Carrigan

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Effects of Habitat Manipulations on Utah Prairie Dogs (Cynomys Parvidens) and Their Habitats on the Awapa Plateau Recovery Area in South-Central Utah, Gretchen Elizabeth Caudill

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Characterization of the Function and Interaction of Proteins Involved in Exopolysaccharide Synthesis in Streptococcus thermophilus, Streptococcus iniae, and Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Angela D. Cefalo

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New Methods for Engineering Site Characterization Using Reflection and Surface wave Seismic Surveys, Susit Chaiprakaikeow

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Carrier Frequency Offset Estimation for Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing, Nagaravind Challakere

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Design and Characterization of Circularly Polarized Cavity-Backed Slot Antennas in an In-House-Constructed Anechoic Chamber, Mangalam Chandak

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Explicit Instruction Elements in Core Reading Programs, Angela R. Child

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The Language Teaching Puzzle, Gregory S. Child

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Increasing Student Voice and Empowerment Through Technology: The Perceptions of Communication Apprehensive Latter-day Saint (LDS) Seminary Students, Doran H. Christensen

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Space Plug-and-Play Architecture Networking: A Self-Configuring Heterogeneous Network Architecture, Jacob Holt Christensen

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Flow Characteristics of Arced Labyrinth Weirs, Nathan A. Christensen

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A Mechanistic study of Catalytic Promiscuity in Protein Phosphase 1, Yuan Chu

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The Role of Fine-Scale Habitat Associations in Structuring Spider Assemblages: Determinants of Spatial Patterns In Community Compostion, Stephanie M. Cobbold

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The Effects of Video Modeling on Staff Implementation of the Picture Exchange Communication System in a Group Home for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Shawnee Dee Collins

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Carbon Sequestration on Utah Rangelands: A Landowner Perspective, Seth Cook

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A Study of Secondary District-Level Literacy Coaches’ Beliefs about How to Teach Reading, Pamela Sharp Crawford

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Effects of Planting Date, Harvest Date, and Environmental Conditions on Germination of Forage Kochia Accessions, Cody F. Creech

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Factors Influencing Relocation Success of Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens), Rachel Curtis

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Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Butterfly Valve Performance Factors, Adam Del Toro

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Process Variation Aware DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) Design Using Block-Based Adaptive Body Biasing Algorithm, Satyajit Desai

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Latent Classes of Self-Reported Adolescent Depression in a Clinical In-Patient Population, Jonathan F. Doti

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Military as Welfare State: Conditions Leading to the Adoption of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, Madisen B. Drury

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Use of Rumen Modifiers to Manipulate Ruminal Fermentation and Improve Nutrient Utilization and Lactational Performance of Dairy Cows, Christopher M. Dschaak

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The Effects of Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on Social Functioning: An Investigation Into the First Year of Treatment, Rachel L. Duchoslav

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Estimating Willingness to Pay for Continued Use of Plastic Grocery Bags and Willingness to Accept for Switching Completely to Reusable Bags, Jarod Dunn

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The Intersection of Multiple Oppressed Identities Implications For Identity Development, Angela Marie Enno

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Development of Assessment Strategies For Sign Retroreflectivity, Travis L. Evans

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Duckweed Uptake of Phosphorus and Five Pharmaceuticals: Microcosm and Wastewater Lagoon Studies, Jonathan Bay Farrell

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"Super Salesmen" for the Toughest Sales Job: The Utah Nippo, Salt Lake City's Japanese Americans, and Proving Group Loyalty, 1941-1946, Sarah Fassmann

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A Multifunctional Solar Panel Antenna for Cube Satellites, Olutosin C. Fawole

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An Exploration of Aggregated Patterns of Student Curriculum-Based-Measurement Outcome Data Within a Response to Intervention Program, Elizabeth Findlay

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An Examination of the Effects of Transformational and Transactional Leadership Styles on Branch Level Success of Industrial Distribution Companies, Rod L. Flanigan

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Laboratory Modeling of Critical Hydraulic Conditions for the Initiation of Piping, Mandie Swainston Fleshman

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Effective Thermal Conductivity of Tri-Isotropic (TRISO) Fuel Compacts, Charles P. Folsom

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Homesickness and the Location of Home: Germans, Heimweh, and the American Civil War, Joseph G. Foster

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Evaluation of Turbulence Variable Distributions for Incompressible Fully Rough Pipe Flows, Emilie B. Fowler

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Traffic Operations Analysis of Merging Strategies for Vehicles in an Automated Electric Transportation System, Derek Rulon Freckleton

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Caddisfly Larvae (Limnephilidae) As Predators of Newt (Taricha Granulosa) Eggs: Another Player in the Coevolutionary Arms Race Revolving Around Tetrodotoxin?, Brian G. Gall

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Homogenization of Large-Scale Movement Models in Ecology with Application to the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Mule Deer, Martha J. Garlick

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Wheat-Gold Currency How To Make Large-Scale Grain Storage Possible, David L. Garrett

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Modeling Spatial Surface Energy Fluxes of Agricultural and Riparian Vegetation Using Remote Sensing, Hatim M.E. Geli

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The Door-To-Door Mormon Pest Control Salesman: A Novel, John Charles Gilmore

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An Investigation into Delta Wing Vortex Generators as a Means of Increasing Algae Biofuel Raceway Vertical Mixing Including an Analysis of the Resulting Turbulence Characteristics, Aaron H. Godfrey

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Production of Biodiesel from Oleaginous Organisms Using Underutilized Wastewaters, Valerie Godfrey

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Resource Limited Testing Center Scheduling For a Web-Based Testing Application, Adam J. Graham

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Generalization of Negatively Reinforced Mands in Children with Developmental Disabilities, Nicole Christine Groskreutz

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Population Dynamics and Movements of Translocated and Resident Greater Sage-Grouse on Anthro Mountain, Utah, Natasha W. Gruber

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Outcomes and Presurgical Correlates of Lumbar Fusion in Utah Workers' Compensation Patients: A Replication Study, Jessica M. Gundy

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Integration of Nutrition Education Classes Into English As Second Language Classes For Refugees, Sarah Gunnell

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Perceptions of Naturalized Playgrounds: A Qualitative Study, Jeffrey C. Hamarstrom

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Mapping Fire Fuels Through Detection of Canopy Biomass Loading In Juniper, Sagebrush, and Gambel Oak Communities, Sean LaRoy Hammond

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A Baseline Study of Biofuel Feedstock Growth on Non-Traditional Agronomic Land in Utah, Dallas A. Hanks

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Assessment of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition: Possible Effects on Alpine Ecosystems Above 9000 Feet In Grand Teton National Park, Jennifer Hansen

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Exploring the Effects of 1:1 Laptop Implementation on Quantifiable Student Outcomes in Junior High School Science Classes Between Demographic Subpopulations of Students, Ryan C. Hansen

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The Mechanisms of Hydride Exchange, Organic Combination and Displacement Reactions, Weifang Hao

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The Application of Tomographic Reconstruction Techniques to Ill-Conditioned Inverse Problems in Atmospheric Science and Biomedical Imaging, Vern Philip Hart II

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Productivity Studies Utilizing Recombinant CHO Cells In Stirred-Tank Bioreactors: A Comparative Study Between The Pitch-Blade And The Packed-Bed Bioreactor Systems, Taylor Stephen Hatton

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Effects of Sustained Teacher Professional Development on the Classroom Science Instruction of Elementary School Teachers, Nancy Hauck

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Adaptive Re-Segmentation Strategies For Accurate Bright Field Cell Tracking, Nare Hayrapetyan

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Modeling freshwater mussel distribution in relation to biotic and abiotic habitat variables in the Middle Fork John Day River, Oregon, Ericka E. Hegeman

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Young Children‘s Mathematics References During Free Play in Family Child Care Settings, Shawnee M. Hendershot

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Water Infrastructure Challenges in Urbanizing Environments: A Case Study of the 2009 Logan Canal Landslide, Kathryn Davis Henderson

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In Situ Measurements of Electron-Beam-Induced Surface Voltage of Highly Resistive Materials, Joshua Hodges

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Juvenile Drug Court: Predictors of Graduation and Non-Graduation Status, Joshua D. Hoyt

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A Multicase Study of the Impact of Perceived Gender Roles on the Career Decisions of Women in Science-Related Careers, Stephen Frank Hren

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In Vitro and In Vivo Comparison of the Pathogenicity of Four Influenza Virus Strains, Brett L. Hurst

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Drivers of Nest Success and Stochastic Population Dynamics of the Common Eider (Somateria mollissima), David Thomas Iles

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Structural and Functional Characterization of the Essential RNA Helicase Mtr4, Ryan N. Jackson

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The Role of Educational Attainment in Migration Probability and Destination Selection for the Metropolitan Rust Belt, 1980-2000, Paul D. Jacobs

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A Study on Conformal Antenna Solutions for Cube Satellites, Maryam Jamali

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Effective use of Interactive Learning Modules in Classroom Study for Computer Science Education, Goldee Jamwal

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Effect of Silicon on Plant Growth and Drought Stress Tolerance, Kaerlek W. Janislampi

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Measurement of Balance Disruption Following a Lower Extremity Injury in Female Soccer Players, Hannah Jaussen

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The Chemical Evolution of Continental and Oceanic Lithosphere: Case Studies in the US Cordillera, Marlon Mauricio Jean

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Livestock Foraging Behavior In Response To Sequence and Interactions Among Alkaloids, Tannins, and Saponins, Tiffanny L. Jensen

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A Demographic Evaluation of Increasing Rates of Suicide Mortality in Japan and South Korea, Sun Young Jeon

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Evaluation of the Optimum Duration and Effectiveness of a Plyometric Training Program for Improving the Motor Abilities of Youth with Cerebral Palsy, Barbara A. Johnson

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Dystopian Literature and the Novella Form as Illustrated Through Side Effects, an Original Novella, Bryan W. Johnson

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Behavioral Mechanisms of Pramipexole-Induced Impulsivity: Discrimination Processes Underlying Decision-Making, Patrick S. Johnson

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A Comparison of Balance and Postural Stability Assessment Tools: BESS Versus NeuroCom Balance Manager, Jamie Joliffe

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SigTree: An Automated Meta-Analytic Approach to Find Significant Branches in a Phylogenetic Tree, Todd R. Jones

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A Coupled Human and Natural Systems Approach to Understanding an Invasive Frog, Eleutherodactylus Coqui, in Hawaii, Emily A. Kalnicky

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A Study of Utah’s New Century Scholarship (NCS) Program, Christine Kearl

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Rock Properties and Structure Within the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) Borehold, Northwest of Parkfield, California: In Situ Observations of Rock Deformation Processes and Fluid-Rock Interactions of the San Andreas Fault Zone at ~ 3 km Depth, Kelly Keighley Bradbury

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The Development and Exploratory Validation of the Awareness of Social Justice for Individuals with Disabilities Scale, Daniel J. Kelsey

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Water Desalination: Arizona, California, Nevada and Mexico, Clinton P. Kennedy

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Value of Information in Design of Groundwater Quality Monitoring Network under Uncertainty, Abdelhaleem I. Khader

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Research Into the Utility of Standards In Foreign Language Instruction: A Case Study of Methods Used in the High School Setting, Paul S. Kirby

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"Worlds Without End": The Cosmological Theodicy of Brigham Young, James Chase Kirkham

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The Use of Progressive-Ratio Schedules to Assess Negative Reinforcers, Ryan Knighton