Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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2019

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The Total Western Diet and Vancomycin Treatment Increase Inflammation-Mediated Colorectal Cancer, Niklas David Joakim Aardema

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The Impact of Federal Lands on Per-Pupil Spending in the Western United States, Matthew K. Anderson

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Development and Testing of Additively Manufactured Aerospike Nozzles for Small Satellite Propulsion, Isaac W. Armstrong

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The Ties that Bind: Identifying Connections that Facilitate Students’ Successful Re-Entry to Higher Education, Toni Asay

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Barriers, Roles, and Information Source Preferences for Utilizing Agricultural Science Projects Among Utah 4-H Extension Professionals, Aleigh Aurin

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Revamping Timing Error Resilience to Tackle Choke Points at NTC, Aatreyi Bal

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Toward Reliable, Secure, and Energy-Efficient Multi-Core System Design, Prabal Basu

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Measuring Nitrogen Transformation in Wastewater Impacted Streams Using In-Situ Benthic Chambers, Makenzi Beltran

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Control and Stability of Upper Stage Launch Vehicle With Hybrid Arc-Ignition Attitude Control System, Steven Russell Bennett

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Evaluation of Casein Hydrolysate as an Alternative Dry-Off Treatment and Milk Quality Management Tool in Dairy Cows, Justine Elena Britten

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Influence of Change in pH on Whey Expulsion from Cheddar Cheese Curds made from Recombined Concentrated Milk, Kanak Bulbul

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A Case Study of the Driven 2 Teach Program: Site-Based Experiential Professional Development for History Teachers, Hadyn Bowen Call

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The Effect of "Drought Tolerant" Plant Labeling on Consumers' Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Ornamental Plants, Susanne Tábara Cenador

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Religiosity, Perfectionism, and Parenting Practices in a Latter-Day Saint (LDS) Sample, Trisha Chase

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Male Reproductive Infection and Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus in an Immunocompromised Mouse Model, Chad S. Clancy

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Analysis of Small Faults in a Sandstone Reservoir Analog, San Rafael Desert: Implications for Fluid Flow at the Reservoir-Scale, Leslie Noël Clayton

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Empathy in the Middle-School History Classroom: The Effects of Reading Different Historical Texts on Theory of Mind, Empathetic Concern, and Historical Perspective-Taking, Jared P. Collette

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The Sue-and-Settle Phenomenon: Its Impact on the Law, Agency, and Society, Katie L. Colton

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An Examination of Seasonal Shifts in Climate and Visitation, and Perspectives on Seasonal Shifts and Climate Adaptation Strategies in Tourism and Recreation Businesses for Moab, Utah, Elizabeth Cook

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Pressure Loss Coefficients for Large Mitered Elbows with Diameters Ranging from 36-inches to 144-inches, Hayden J. Coombs

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Security of Vehicular Platooning, Soodeh Dadras

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The Use of a Values Affirming Intervention: Does It Impact Math Scores and Semester Grade Point Averages in a Student Support Services Population, Amy L. DeBruler

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Eared Grebe Nesting Ecology and Chronology Along the Great Salt Lake, Utah, Leah M. Delahoussaye

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Understanding Industry’s Expectations of Engineering Communication Skills, Lilian Maria de Souza Almeida

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Health Care Provider Recruitment and Retention in Millard County, Utah, Ronald T. Draper

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The Organic Wheat Market: Three Essays on Pricing, Consumer Segments, and the Importance of Labels, Tatiana Drugova

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Impacts of Cattle Grazing as a Tool to Control Phragmites australis in Wetlands on Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Carbon, Brittany L. Duncan

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Effect of Physical Stimuli on Angiogenic Factor Expression in Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells, Farhad Farjood

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Narrative Identities of Early-Return Missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Jillian Ferrell

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Reducing Road Wear While Ensuring Comfort and Charging Constraints for Dynamically Charged Passenger Vehicles Through Noise Shaped Control Inputs, Clint Jay Ferrin

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Exploring the Capacity of Bacteria for Natural Product Biosynthesis, Ozkan Fidan

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The Impact of Wood Biochar on the Plant Uptake of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products from Reclaimed Wastewater, Jeffrey Flashinski

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Three Essays on Land Property Rights, Water Trade, and Regional Development, Muyang Ge

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Advancing Streamflow Forecasts Through the Application of a Physically Based Energy Balance Snowmelt Model With Data Assimilation and Cyberinfrastructure Resources, Tseganeh Zekiewos Gichamo

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Latino Stepcouples’ Experiences Two Years After Stepfamily Education and a Narrative Study Regarding Changes in a Latino Stepfamily Two Years After Stepfamily Education, Sheryl Ann Goodey

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Exploring the Impact of Positive Peer Views of Girls on School Engagement in Middle School Girls, Christine E. Hansen

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In Vitro Simulation of Microgravity Induced Muscle Loss Successfully Increases Expression of Key In Vivo Atrophy Markers, Charles P. Harding

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Evaluating the Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services to Treat Performance Problems of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Brian H. Hess

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Micro- to Macro-Scale Structural and Lithological Architecture of Basal Nonconformities: Implications for Fluid Flow and Injection Induced Seismicity, Garth Hesseltine

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How Virtual Reality Impacts the Landscape Architecture Design Process at Various Scales, Drew M. Hill

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Phosphorus Rate Effects With and Without AVAIL® on Dryland Winter Wheat in an Eroded Calcareous Soil, Ryan C. Hodges

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Questioning Questions: A Grounded Theory Investigation of Teacher Questioning in Seminary for the Church of Jesus Christ, Zachary R. Horton

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Development of Mouse Models for Respiratory and Neurological Disease Caused by Enterovirus D68 and Evaluation of Antiviral Therapies, Brett L. Hurst

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Micromechanics-Enriched Finite Element Modeling of Composites With Manufacturing or Service-Induced Defects, Alden S. Hyde

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The Rise and Run of Women Corporate Leaders, Alicia R. Ingersoll

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Calibration of Hot-Film X-Probes for High Accuracy Angle Alignment in Wind Tunnels, Dallin L. Jackson

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Hydrodeoxygenation of Pinyon-Juniper Catalytic Pyrolysis Oil, Hossein Jahromi

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Isentropic Efficiency and Theoretical Analysis of the Planetary Rotor Expander, Joseph L. James

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Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Relationship Between Parental Symptomatology, Child Behaviors, and Parenting Behaviors, Robyn Jeppson-Frandsen

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Student Perceptions of Connectedness at the American International School of Utah, Diane Longhurst Johnson

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Assessing Paleoenvironmental and Geomorphic Variability in Relationship to Paleoindian Site Burial; Centennial Valley, Montana, Hillary A. Jones

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Exploring the Influence of Digital Writing on Primary Students' Revisions of Informational Text: A Formative Experiment, Alayne Leavitt Jorgensen

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Examining Different Patterns of Children’s Early Dual Language Development and Nonverbal Executive Functioning, Audrey C. Juhasz

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Youth Prevention Programs: A Framework for Conducting Mediation Meta-Analyses, Morgan A. Kawamura

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Using Tree-Ring Growth and Stable Isotopes to Explore Ponderosa Pine Ecophysiological Responses to Climate Variability and the 2012-2015 California Drought, Rachel M. Keen

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River Hydrology, Morphology, and Dynamics in an Intensively Managed, Transient Landscape, Sara Ann Kelly

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The Spatial Ecology of Predator-Prey Interactions: A Case Study of Yellowstone Elk, Wolves, and Cougars, Michel T. Kohl

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Death Ends a Life Not a Relationship: The Embodied Mourning and Memorializing of Pets Through Material Culture, Gemma N. Koontz

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Landscape of Stress: Does Drought Prevail Over Anthropogenic Activity in Influencing Cortisol Levels and Fitness in the Pacific Fisher?, Jennifer R. Kordosky

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Fire - Herbivory Interactions in an East African Savanna: Effects on Acacia Drepanolobium Trees, Eric M. LaMalfa

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Estimating Upper Red Butte Watershed Contribution to Salt Lake Valley Water Resources, Sal Bir Limbu

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Electronic Transmutation: An Aid for the Rational Design of New Chemical Materials Using the Knowledge of Bonding and Structure of Neighboring Elements, Katie A. Lundell

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Calcium Sulfoaluminate Cement Concrete for Prestressed Bridge Girders: Prestressing Losses, Bond, and Strength Behavior, Nicholas Markosian

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Investigation of Thermoplastic Polymers and Their Blends for Use in Hybrid Rocket Combustion, Spencer D. Mathias

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Estimating Suspended Solids and Phosphorus Loading in Urban Stormwater Systems Using High-Frequency, Continuous Data, Anthony A. Melcher

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Ruminal Protection and Intestinal Availability of Rumen-Protected Methionine and Lysine in Lactating Dairy Cows, Sara Menchu

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By Proxy: A Radiocarbon Perspective on Prehistoric Mobility Using Summed Probability Distributions and Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions in Wyoming and Montana, Anastasia M. Lugo Mendez

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Evaluating Michigan's Food, Agriculture, and Resources in Motion (FARM) Science Lab as a Modality for Agricultural Literacy, Amelia J. Miller

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Juxtaposition at 45 km of Temperatures from Rayleigh-Scatter Lidar and Reanalysis Models, David K. Moser

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The Development, Implementation, and Assessment of a Home Component to the FIT Game Healthy Eating Program, Hali King Obray

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The Value of Farmland: Mapping Assessor Data to Understand Land Use Change, Lyndi Perry

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Monitoring Desert Ungulates via Fecal DNA-Based Capture Recapture, Stephen S. Pfeiler

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Spring Precipitation in Intermountain West Influenced by Quasi-Biennial Oscillation, Jason A. Phelps

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Standards-Based Grading: A Correlational Study Between Grades and End-of-Level Test Scores, Tyler R. Poll

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Visible Light-Triggered Carbon Monoxide-Releasing Molecules, Marina Popova

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Linkage of Climate Diagnostics in Predictions for Crop Production: Cold Impacts in Taiwan and Thailand, Parichart Promchote

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Ediacaran Depositional Age and Subsequent Fluid-Rock Interactions in the Mutual and Browns Hole Formations of Northern Utah, Ashley W. Provow

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Effects of Mid-Gestation Nutrient Restriction on Carcass Measurements and Meat Quality of Resultant Offspring, Shelby M. Quarnberg

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Understanding Security Threats of Emerging Computing Architectures and Mitigating Performance Bottlenecks of On-Chip Interconnects in Manycore NTC System, Chidhambaranathan Rajamanikkam

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Untangling the Economic and Social Impediments to Producer Adoption of Organic Wheat, Donya L. Ralph-Quarnstrom

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Experience of Microaggressions: White Bystanders’ Physiological and Psychological Reactions, Alexandra K. Reveles

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Elevating Outdoor Recreation Together: Opportunities for Collaboration Between State Offices of Outdoor Recreation and Federal Land Management Agencies, Brooke A. Sausser

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Structural Control of Thermal Fluid Circulation and Geochemistry in a Flat-Slab Subduction Zone, Peru, Brandt E. Scott

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Adapting Environmental Ethics and Behaviors: Toward a Posthuman Rhetoric of Community Engagement, Beth J. Shirley

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Emerging Security Threats in Modern Digital Computing Systems: A Power Management Perspective, Rajesh Jayashankara Shridevi

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Full-Pose Estimation and Tracking Control for a Multi-Rotor Aircraft Package Exchange, Trent P. Smith

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Mountain-Block Recharge to the Cache Valley Principal Aquifer and Geochemical Controls on Groundwater Movement in Alpine Karst, Skyler J. Sorsby

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Hydraulic Average of Multiple Tap Sets to Improve Performance of Venturi Flowmeters With Upstream Disturbance, Taylor Stauffer

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Do Booster Emails Improve Learning Transfer Among Parenting Professionals?, Benjamin C. Stout

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Error-Floors of the 802.3an LDPC Code for Noise Assisted Decoding, Tasnuva Tarannum Tithi

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Design and Evaluation of Convolutional Networks for Video Analysis of Bee Traffic, Prateek Vats

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Twenty-First Century Skills: A Needs Assessment of School-Based Agricultural Education Teachers, Kisia J. Weeks

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Of One Divided Mind: Fundamental Causes of the Nineteenth-Century Brethren Schism, 1850-1880, Daniel S. Weller

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A Geochemical Analysis of Tosawihi Quarries Chert Using X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, Bethany M. Wurster

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Optimal Foraging and Population Dynamics: An Archaeological Investigation at the Birch Creek Rockshelters, Idaho, Samuel H. M. Yeates

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Methods for Meta–Analyses of Rare Events, Sparse Data, and Heterogeneity, Brinley Zabriskie

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Stochastic Geometry Based Performance Study in 5G Wireless Networks, Zekun Zhang

2018

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Three Essays on the Economics of Controlling Mobile-Source Episodic Air Pollution, Ramjee Acharya

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Integrated Systems Modeling to Improve Watershed Habitat Management and Decision Making, Ayman H. Alafifi

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Comparison of Methods for Extracting Lactobacillus wasatchensis DNA from Broth Media, Milk, and Cheese for Subsequent PCR-Based Analyses, Tyler Allen