Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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Catalytic Pyrolysis of Olive Mill Wastewater Sludge, Hamza Abdellaoui

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Welfare State Context and Individual Health: The Role of Decommodification in Shaping Self-Perceived Health, Karin M. Abel

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Spatial Patterns of Rural and Exurban Residential Settlement and Agricultural Trends in the Intermountain West, Saleh Ahmed

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Systems Optimization Models to Improve Water Management and Environmental Decision Making, Omar Alminagorta Cabezas

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Design of Reliable and Secure Network-On-Chip Architectures, Dean Michael B Ancajas

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Image Blur Detection with Two-Dimensional Haar Wavelet Transform, Sarat Kiran Andhavarapu

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Examining the Association Between Children's Fruit and Vegetable Intake at and Away from School, Velarie Yaa Ankrah Ansu

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Organizational Adaptation in Local Stormwater Governance, Andrea Armstrong

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Understanding Myth and Myth as Understanding: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Mytho-Logic Narration, Sandra Bartlett Atwood

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Late Taino Occupation of Jamaica: A Zooarchaeological Analysis of Faunal Materials from the Bluefields Bay Site, Diana M. Azevedo

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Binding Interactions of (R)- and (S)-hydroxypropyl-CoM Dehydrogenases and the Zinc Knuckle Proteins Air1 and Air2, Jeremy W. Bakelar

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Computational Modeling to Study Disease Development: Applications to Breast Cancer and an in vitro Model of Macular Degeneration, Qanita Bani Baker

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The Effect of a Class-wide Training on Prosocial Bystander Behaviors, Charity Deanne Barnes

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The Fate of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Conventional and Engineered On-Site Wastewater Drain Fields, James Beardall

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Characterization of an E2V Charge-Coupled Device for the Michelson Interferometer for Global High-Resolution Thermospheric Imaging Instrument, James Beukers

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An Evaluation of Demand Functions for Attention and Food in Children with Autism, Bistra K. Bogoev

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A Translational Investigation of Positive and Negative Behavioral Contrast, Megan A. Boyle

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The Colorado Plateau as a Virtual Laboratory for Mobile Games for Geoscience Education and Relations Between Rock Strength and River Metrics, Natalie Bursztyn

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Short Term Effectiveness of High Density Large Woody Debris in Asotin Creek as a Cheap and Cheerful Restoration Restoration Action, Reid Camp

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Fascism and Culture in Sicily: The Centennial of Vincenzo Bellini's Death, Olga A. Casaretti

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Influencing Acceptability of Parent Training Interventions Through Treatment Rationales, Trisha Chase

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Couple Leisure Time: Building Bonds Early in Marriage Through Leisure, Joy Lynne Chavez

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Negotiated Settlement and the Durability of Peace: Agreement Design, Implementation, and Mediated Civil Wars, Chong Chen

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Improvement of Nutrient Utilization Efficiency, Ruminal Fermentation and Lactational Performance of Dairy Cows by Feeding Birdsfoot Trefoil, Rachael G. Christensen

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The Underground Gang: Cyclist Group Identity as Expressed Throughout Folk Art, Folk Events, Narratives, and Community Spaces, Anna P. Christiansen

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Long-term Study of Crowdfunding Platform: Predicting Project Success and Fundraising Amount, Jinwook Chung

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Greater Sage-Grouse Seasonal Habitat Models, Response to Juniper Reduction and Effects of Capture Behavior on Vital Rates, in Northwest Utah, Avery Cook

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Analytical Comparison of Bovine Parentage Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, Joshua Jeffrey Dallin

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Modeling the Ecological Consequences of Visitor Behavior in Off-Trail Areas Dispersed Recreation Use, Ashley L. D'Antonio

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St. John Chrysostom's and Philip Melanchthon's Views of Justification (ΔΙΚΑΙΩΣΙΣ) in St. Paul's Epistles, With Special Attention to How Their Respective Intellectual Environments Influenced Their Interpretations, Cameron Davis

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Introducing Two New Weed Control Tools: A "Smart" Spray Wand and a Wildland Weed Treatment Time Model, Bryan E. Dayton

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Sexual Orientation Change Efforts, Identity Conflict, and Psychosocial Health Amongst Same-Sex Attracted Mormons, John P. Dehlin

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Microfabrication of Bio-Analytical Devices: Microelectrode Array and Traveling-Wave Electrophoresis, Neil Draper

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Attacker-Induced Traffic Flow Instability in a Stream of Automated Vehicles, Daniel D. Dunn

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Effects of Environmental Water Transfers on Stream Temperatures, Logan Elmore

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Face Recognition Under Varying Illuminations, Mohammadreza Faraji

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Ecology, Behavior and Taxonomy of Anurans from Brazil's Atlantic Forest, Rodrigio Barbosa Ferreira

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A Century of Geomorphic Change of the San Rafael River and Implications for River Rehabilitation, Stephen T. Fortney

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The Impact of the Updated National School Lunch Program Meal Standards on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Elementary School Students in Cache County Utah, Jillian C. Fox

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An Analysis of Sensitivity in Economic Forecasting for Pavement Management Systems, Antonio Fuentes

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

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

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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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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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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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Economic Assessment of Organic, Eco-Friendly, and Conventional Peach Production Methods in Northern Utah, Trevor D. Knudsen

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

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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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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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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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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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Representations of US Acts of Extra-Territoriality as Illustrated in Pakistani-English Political Cartoons, Aina S. Niaz

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

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

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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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Sources of Authority for Leadership and Instructional Technology Coaches' Diffusion of High Access Teaching and Learning, Gregory M. Proffit

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

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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

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Lifestyle Intervention in Emerging Adulthood: A Brief Acceptance-based Behavioral Intervention with Young Adults, Spencer M. Richards

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Novel Techniques to Determine Soil Evaporation Rates: Heat Pulse Probe and Automated Microlysimeter, Kashifa Rumana

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Modeling Transportation Planning Applications via Path Flow Estimator, Seungkyu Ryu