Electronic graduate theses and dissertations from Utah State University.

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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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Standard Machine Learning Techniques in Audio Beehive Monitoring: Classification of Audio Samples with Logistic Regression, K-Nearest Neighbor, Random Forest and Support Vector Machine, Prakhar Amlathe

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The Role of Recoverable and Non-Recoverable Defects in DC Electrical Aging of Highly Disordered Insulating Materials, Allen Andersen

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Use of Verified Twitter Accounts During Crisis Events, Kai Anderson

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Comparative Pollination Efficacies of Bees on Raspberry and the Management of Osmia lignaria for Late Blooming Crops, Corey J. Andrikopoulos

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Phenotypic Association Between Lactose and Other Milk Components in Western US Dairy Herds and Japan, Takuji Asami

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The Industry and Occupation Incidence of State Mandated Maternity Benefits, Adam Bahr

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Land Cover and Use Change in Utah: A Comparison of Field- vs. Aerial Image-Based Observations, Jennifer Lynn Bakken

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Marginal Mediation Analysis: A New Framework for Interpretable Mediated Effects, Tyson S. Barrett

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Evaluation of a Side-By-Side Full-Scale Biofiltration Conversion in a Nutrient-Limited Environment, Stetson S. Bassett

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Assessing the Effects of Local Turbulence and Velocity Profiles on Electromagnetic Flow Meter Accuracy, Kade J. Beck

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Culture Matters: Career and Life Expectations and Outcomes among Business School Alumni, Ace Beorchia

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Uncertainty Quantification and Sensitivity Analysis of Multiphysics Environments for Application in Pressurized Water Reactor Design, Cole David Blakely

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Interactions Between Fire Severity and Forest Biota in the Central Sierra Nevada: Formation and Impact of Small-Scale Fire Refugia and the Effect of Fire on Forest Structure Predictive of Fisher (Pekania pennanti) Den Habitat, Erika M. Blomdahl

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Running the Cañons of the Rio Grande: Part 2 Boquillas Canyon, Texas and Coahuila, Todd L. Blythe

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Growth Characteristics of Lactobacillus wasatchensis and Its Detection and Enumeration Using Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction, Isaac Brockbank Bowen

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American Proto-Zionism and the "Book of Lehi": Recontextualizing the Rise of Mormonism, Don Bradley

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Plume Contamination Measurements of an Additively-Printed GOX/ABS Hybrid Thruster, David A. Brewer

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Utilizing Legumes to Improve Production and Nutritive Value of Intermountain West Pastures, Jacob T. Briscoe

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Content Analysis of Affordances for Social and Emotional Competency Development in Third-Grade Core Reading Programs, Lisa Trottier Brown

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The Effects of Explicit Main Idea and Summarization Instruction on Reading Comprehension of Expository Text for Alternative High School Students, Sally A. Brown

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Experimental Investigation of a Green Hybrid Thruster Using a Moderately Enriched Compressed Air as the Oxidizer, Marc Anthony Bulcher

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A Modern Plague: U.S. Racial and Ethnic Vaccination Disparities During the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic, Andrew E. Burger

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Elucidating Molecular Interactions of Shigella Type Three Secretion System Components Critical for Pathogenesis, R. Alan Burgess

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Biological Condition and Stressors of BLM Wadeable Streams in Northeastern California and Northwestern Nevada, Nicole Cappuccio

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Accuracy of Residential Water Meters in Response to Short, Intermittent Flows, John R. Chadwick

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In Situ Detection of Road Lanes Using Raspberry Pi, Ashwani Chahal

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Additively-Manufactured Hybrid Rocket Consumable Structure for CubeSat Propulsion, Britany L. Chamberlain

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Implementing the Use of Personal Activity Data in an Introductory Statistics Course, Lacy Christensen

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Understanding Plant Secondary Metabolites; Above and Below Ground, Andrea K. Clemensen

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Why Do You Go to University? Outcomes Associated With Student Beliefs About the Purposes of a University Education, Mitchell C. Colver

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The Use of Explicit Comprehension Strategies During Oral Instruction of Informational Text Structures and the Effect on First-graders' Listening Comprehension, Noelle E. Converse

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Promoting Client Nutrition in Urban Utah Food Pantries, Casey Coombs

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Full Scale Experimental Testing of Partially Composite Precast Concrete Sandwich Panels, Brandon L. Cox

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U.S. Consumers’ Perception, Intention, and Purchase Behavior of Grass-Fed Beef, Elizabeth K. Crandall

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Advancing the Implementation of Hydrologic Models as Web-Based Applications, Prasanna Dahal

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Managing for Multiple Objectives in Southwestern Forests: Evaluating the Trade-offs between Enhancing Mexican Spotted Owl Nest Habitat and Mitigating Potential Crown Fire, Daniel C. Deane McKenna

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Production and Biocompatibility of Spider Silk Proteins in Goat Milk, Richard E. Decker Jr

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Targeted-Grazing as a Fuels Reduction Treatment: Evaluation of Vegetation Dynamics and Utilization Levels, Travis Decker

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Evaluating Water Filtration and Disinfection for Household, Using Slow Sand Filters plus Solar Disinfection, Mariana Demitry

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Effects of Livestock Grazing Management Practices on Greater Sage-Grouse Nest and Female Survival, Seth J. Dettenmaier

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A Complicated Peace: Nationalism and Antisemitism in Interwar Poland, Joanna Dobrowolska

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Integrated Management of Billbugs (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae) in Intermountain West Turfgrass, Madeleine M. Dupuy

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Contextual Factors in the Identity Development of Native American and Latinx Undergraduates in STEM Fields, Angela Marie Enno

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The Effects of Enhanced Flows on Community Structure and Ecosystem Functioning in a Montane Utah River System, Joshua A. Epperly

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Comparing the Predictive Power of Executive Function Assessment Strategies on Preschool Mathematics Performance, Jacob A. Esplin

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The Integration of Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Skills in the Middle School Social Studies Classroom, Marianne Bristow Evans

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Brun's 1920 Theorem on Goldbach's Conjecture, James A. Farrugia

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Senior Computer Science Students’ Task and Revised Task Interpretation While Engaged in Programming Endeavor, Andreas Febrian

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Exploring the Moderating Effect of Cognitive Autonomy on the Relationship Between Cognitive Distortions and Youth’s Externalizing Behaviors, Liam J. Fischback

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Simulation and Optimization Models to Evaluate Performance of Aquifer Storage and Recovery Wells in Fresh Water Aquifers, Ali Forghani

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Towards the Prediction of Climate Extremes with Attribution Analysis Through Climate Diagnostics and Modeling: Cases from Asia to North America, Boniface Opoku Fosu

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Development and Application of a Reverse Genetics System for Zika Virus, Jordan C. Frank

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Novel Treatments for Native Forb Restoration in The Great Basin, Adam J. Fund

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Three Environmental Fluid Dynamics Papers, Eden Furtak-Cole

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Pharmacologically Induced Meiosis Apomeiosis Interconversions in Boechera, Arabidopsis and Vigna, Lei Gao

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Self-Reliance, Social Welfare, and Sacred Landscapes: Mormon Agricultural Spaces and Their Paradoxical Sense of Place, Anthony Ross Garner

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A Qualitative Exploration of the Current State of Observation and Feedback in the Seminaries and Institutes of Religion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Christopher B. Garner

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Assessment of Microchimerism Following Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer and Natural Pregnancies in Goats (Capra aegagrus hircus), Kirsten Karen Gash

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Production and Purification of Synthetic Minor Ampullate Silk Proteins, Danielle A. Gaztambide

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Experiences of Instructors Using Ready-to-Teach, Fixed-Content Online Courses, Douglas J. Geilman

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Silane Modulation of Protein Conformation and Self-Assembly, Abul Bashar Mohammad Giasuddin

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Enhancing Spider-Silk Protein Materials through Continuous Electrospinning and Photo-Initiated Cross-Linking, Dan Gil

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The Influence of Multiyear Drought-Driven Habitat Loss on the Bear Lake Sculpin (Cottus extensus) and the Bear Lake Strain of the Bonneville Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii utah), Hayley C. Glassic

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Three Essays in Economics of Prey-Predator Relation, Dong-Hun Go

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Does Neighborhood Context Matter? A Multilevel Analysis of Neighborhood Disadvantage and Sleep Health, Carlyn E. Graham

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Canonical Coordinates on Lie Groups and the Baker Campbell Hausdorff Formula, Nicholas Graner

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Socioeconomic Status Influence on Mothers’ Interactions with Infants: Contributions to Early Infant Development, Krista L. Gurko

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Landscape Planning for Climate Change Resilience in the Southern Rockies, Jeffrey D. Haight

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Desorption of Trace Inorganic Contaminants from Solids in Drinking Water Distribution Systems, Tiana W. Hammer

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What Resources Do School Librarians Use When Developing New Programming: A Qualitative Inquiry, Jennifer Hansen

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Pruning Strategies for High Density ‘Montmorency' Tart Cherry, Sheriden M. Hansen

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The Use of Microfluidics and Dielectrophoresis for Separation, Concentration, and Identification of Bacteria, Cynthia Hanson

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Characterization of Carbon Nanostructured Composite Film Using Photothermal Measurement Technique, Kurt E. Harris

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Development and Characterization of Aqueous-Based Recombinant Spider Silk Protein Biomaterials with Investigations into Potential Applications, Thomas I. Harris

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Facilitators of Diné (Navajo) Student Access, Enrollment, and Persistence in Postsecondary Education: An Ecological Systems Perspective, Christina Hartman

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Efficient Algorithms for Reconfigurable Antenna Systems, Mehedi Hasan

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Impacts of Phragmites australis Management on Wetland Plant Community Recovery, Seedbank Composition, and the Physical Environment in the Chesapeake Bay, Eric L. G. Hazelton

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Comparison of Stimulus Delivery Methods via an iPad to Teach the Expressive Labeling of Action Verbs to Children With Autism, Amy M. Heaps

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Novel Methods to Produce Large Recombinant Spider Silk Proteins via Polymerization, Nathan L. Hebert

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Numerical Evaluation of Energy Release Rate at Material Interfaces for Fatigue Life Predictions, Robert L. Hendrickson

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Relationships Among Invasive Coqui Frogs, the Small Indian Mongoose and Rat Species in Hawaii, Shane A. Hill

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Multi-Stop Routing Optimization: A Genetic Algorithm Approach, Abbas Hommadi

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An Examination of What Motivates Utah Residents to Adopt the Practice of Rainwater Harvesting, D. Wayne Honaker

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Assessment of a Seedling-Based Approach to Aspen Restoration in the Intermountain West, Alexander Addison Howe

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Distribution of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) Errors in a Planar Jet, Jaron A. Howell

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The Effects of Cultural Diplomacy on Public Perception in Asia, Joseph R. Johnson

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Modeling the Spread of Alfalfa Stem Nematodes: Insights into their Dynamics and Control, Scott G. Jordan

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Incentivizing Fruit, Vegetable, and Physical Activity Level Change: Expansion and Evaluation of the Fit Game Program for Healthy Behavior Change in Elementary Schools, Damon L. Joyner

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Effect of High Intensity Ultrasound on the Crystallization Behavior of Interesterified Fats, Jeta Vijay Kadamne

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They Have No Ears to Hear My Pleas: Short Stories of the Post-Apocalypse, Keoki W. Kemp

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Word Recognition in Nutrition Labels with Convolutional Neural Network, Anuj Khasgiwala

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Essays on Natural Resources and Economic Development, Ahsan Kibria

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Nonstandard Employment and the Risk of Divorce in South Korea, Donghyun Kim

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Quantifying Dominant Heat Fluxes in an Arctic Alaskan River with Mechanistic River Temperature Modeling, Tyler V. King

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The Abiotic and Biotic Controls of Arctic Lake Food Webs: A Multifaceted Approach to Quantifying Trophic Structure and Function, Stephen L. Klobucar

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Instructional Support for Vocabulary Acquisition Among Young Dual Language Learners, Theresa L. Kohlmeier

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Positive and Negative Social Support as Components of the Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide in the United States Military Veterans, Jordan M. Kugler

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Bovine Mastitis Resistance: Novel Quantitative Trait Loci and the Role of Bovine Mammary Epithelial Cells, Jacqueline P. Kurz