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Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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The influence of alcohol and drug use on one-night stands among adolescents, Lindsey Lee Aaron

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Analyzing impacts on backorders and ending inventory in MRP due to changes in lead-time, demand variability and safety stock levels, James Duane Abbey

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Healing the borders: Pueblo medicine and cultural hybrids in Frank Waters' The Man Who Killed the Deer and Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony, Matthew Lorn Abbott

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The tradition of Meskwaki ribbonwork: cultural meanings, continuity, and change, Brenda Papakee Ackerman

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Alkaline dissolution of aluminum: surface chemistry and subsurface interfacial phenomena, Saikat Adhikari

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High-resolution alternating evolution schemes for hyperbolic conservation laws and Hamilton-Jacobi equations, Haseena Ahmed

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Identification, evaluation and quantification of VOCs as biosecure markers of swine carcass degradation, Neslihan Akdeniz

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Ethnic-identity intensity as a moderator of the Technology Acceptance Model and its antecedents, Marcus Anthony Alexander

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Concept relation extraction using natural language processing: the CRISP technique, Mohammed Abdelrahman Al Qady

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Social and academic factors of success and retention for students of color at a predominantly white institution in agricultural and engineering based disciplines, LeQuetia Natasha Ancar

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The effects of farmer attitudes and farm management practices on soil quality: a study in Cherokee County, Iowa, Amber D. Anderson Mba

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Fault slip velocities inferred from the spectra of ground motion, Nergis Ani Anil-Bayrak

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Person-environment and gender comparisons in the integration of interests, abilities, and skills, Sarah Fetter Anthoney

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Applications of effective field theories within and beyond the Standard Model, Oleg Antipin

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Middle class identification: the influence of interclass context on middle class evaluations of morality and success, Patrick Charles Archer

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Leading change: the role of the principal leading school improvement through implementation of the Iowa Professional Development Model, Pamela Armstrong-Vogel

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Global behavior of graph dynamics with applications to Markov chains, Jose Ayala-Hoffmann

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Design patterns in level design: common practices in simulated environment construction, Denise Bacher

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Mission possible: skills 2010--a study of Kirkwood Community College's employers' skills and education needs, Dee Baird

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Understanding the concept of adoption: a qualitative analysis with adoptees and their parents, Diana L. Baltimore

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Functional analysis of the C-terminal domain in the Drosophila JIL-1 histone H3 kinase, Xiaomin Bao

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Ecology of elk parturition across winter feeding opportunities in the brucellosis endemic area of Wyoming, Andrea Ellen Barbknecht

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"Our cherished ideals": rural women, activism, and identity in the Midwest, 1950-1990, Jenny Barker Devine

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Predicting loads on ground engaging tillage tools using computational fluid dynamics, Mark Eugene Barker

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Proteins affecting rod photoreceptor differentiation in the murine retina: a proteomics approach with emphasis on mTOR, Alison Elizabeth Barnhill

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The right of access, the right to hear, and the right to speak: applying First Amendment theories to the network neutrality debate, Sarah Carpenter Barrow

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Toward a humor-enhanced classroom, Joseph Patrick Bartolotta

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Analysis of jointed plain concrete pavement systems with nondestructive test results using artificial neural networks, Mustafa Birkan Bayrak

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Irradiance, total nitrogen, and nitrate-N: ammonium-N ratio requirements for optimal edible biomass production of basil, Angela Renee Beaman

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Potential use of quasicrystalline materials as thermal barrier coatings for diesel engine components, M. Brad Beardsley

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Second fiddle?: an interpretive study of followers of servant leaders, Shirley Ruth Oetjen Beaver

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The effects of low pressure helium ion bombardment on hydrogenated amorphous silicon, Michael William Beckman

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Identity preservation & traceability: the state of the art - from a grain perspective (status of agricultural quality systems / traceability / certification systems), Gregory Scott Bennet

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Disappearances, luke t. bergeron

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Dyadic spousal experiences of Alzheimer's disease: marital satisfaction, caregiver burden, and coping, Amber Joy Bergman

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Situating digital tools through ubiquitous virtuality: confluences of art, architecture, and activity in HCI, Romeu Luiz de Castro Bessa

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Guidance counselors' perceptions of high school Family and Consumer Sciences programs: a case study of eight guidance counselors in Eastern Iowa, Valarie L. Betz

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Terwilliger algebras of wreath products of association schemes, Gargi Bhattacharyya

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Gay men's experiences of Alaskan society in their coupled relationships, Markie Louise Christianson Blumer

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The geochemistry of carbonate-hosted Pb-Zn-Ag mineralization in the Lavrion District, Attica, Greece: fluid inclusion, stable isotope, and rare earth element studies, Todd Andrew Bonsall

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The straight and narrow: a novella, Rebekah Bovenmyer

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Transforming teacher education to support multicultural technology pedagogy: an assessment of preservice teachers' beliefs about multiculturalism and diversity, Audrey Denise Bowser

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The role of life meaning in psychotherapy, Dawn M. Brandau

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Intercept System to Edit, Control, and Analyze Packets (ISECAP), Grant Rogers Brinkmeyer

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From working-class origins to academia: community college women who have crossed the great class divide, Lyn A. Brodersen

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Dimensions of transformational leadership and relationship with employee performance in hotel front desk staff, Eric Adam Brown

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Political culture's effect on voter turnout: the 2004 election and beyond, Narren J. Brown

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Skip entry trajectory planning and guidance, Christopher William Brunner

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Good seeing you: a collection of short stories, Brian Douglas Burmeister

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Accumulation of BEL1-like transcripts in solanaceous species, Brian Anthony Campbell

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An integrated approach to investigating the reintroduction of flax production in Iowa, Sarah Louise Carlson

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Butterfly community temporal trends and responses to resource availability along a hydrologic gradient of montane meadows, Jennet C. Caruthers

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Connecting to Cuban national identity through literature: an examination of memory, nostalgia, trauma and exile in Oscar Hijuelos's Our House in the Last World and A Simple Habana Melody, Lauren Cerretti

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Strategies used by secondary Spanish teachers in heritage language student classrooms, Tracie Korbitz Chandrasekaran

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Framing China: how U.S. media reported eight U.S. state visits by top Chinese leaders, Yao Chang

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Laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry for direct profiling and imaging of small molecules from raw biological materials, Sangwon Cha

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Why Taiwanese students use Instant Messaging: a uses and gratifications approach, Ko-Jung Chen

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Evolution, interaction, and intrinsic properties of dislocations in intermetallics: anisotropic 3D dislocation dynamics approach, Qian Chen

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Kinetic study of copper chemistry in chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) by an in-situ real time measurement technique, Changhoon Choi

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Metabolic engineering of Escherichia coli for the efficient utilization of plant sugar mixture, Madhuresh Kumar Choudhary

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Post-Cold War Japan-ROK relations: a pluralist approach, Yong Ouk Cho

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A hydrogeologic investigation of Ada Hayden Lake in Ames, Iowa, Evan Gary Christianson

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Investigation into the stress assisted damage of copper surface under single asperity: influence of contact pressures, surfaces stress states and environments, Bun Hiong Chua

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A recommendation for improving the sense of orientation by enhancing visual communication on wayfinding systems: a case study of Minneapolis skyway system, Sohyun Kim Chung

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On becoming a geometry teacher: a longitudinal case study of one teacher learning to teach proof, Michelle Cirillo

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Purchasing practices, barriers, and industry support in Child Nutrition Programs needed to meet wellness policy requirements, Tami Jo Cline

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Alternative approaches for sharing machinery, labor, and other resources among small- and medium-sized agricultural producers, Greg Colson

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The acceptance of domestic technology: TAM as applied to a proposed classification scheme, Helen Marie Colvin

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Protein extraction from distiller's grain, Drew John Cookman

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The role of information flow in engineering optimization, Steven Michael Corns

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"Some friends and I started talking...": a participatory action research project to deconstruct white privilege among student affairs practitioners, Jeffrey Edward Cullen

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Lie algebra decompositions with applications to quantum dynamics, Mehmet Daǧlı

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Exploring host-pathogen relationships through computer simulations of intracellular infection, Garrett Marc Dancik

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Postconflict and conflict behavior in all-male groups of captive western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla), Jackie Elizabeth Davenport

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Neoclassical realism and the collapse of the 1994 Agreed Framework, Chase O. Davidson

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The development and field test of the Education Technology Leadership Assessment survey, Greg Davis

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Greenpeace cyberadvocacy: message strategies and the framing of the "say no to genetic engineering" campaign, Avril Adrianne B. de Guzman

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Ecological processes responsible for species co-occurrence patterns in two species of Plethodon salamanders, Jennifer Deitloff

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Application of evidence-based medicine to veterinary science and food safety, Thomas Nishantha Denagamage

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Remodeling of higher order chromatin structure by the JIL-1 histone H3 kinase in Drosophila, Huai Deng

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Systems approach based solution to fundamental limitations in unraveling spatial and temporal regimes in nano-interrogation and nano-positioning, Tathagata De

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Load estimation in IEEE 802.11 wireless networks, Aditya Vasudev Dhananjay

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Genetic mapping and analysis of traits related to improvement of popcorn, Thanda Dhliwayo

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Robust small area estimation, Lixia Diao

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Epidemiological studies of shading effects on Asian soybean rust, Ana Paula da Silva Dias

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Three Russian phrases, Tim Dicks

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Faculty and student experiences with clickers: a qualitative exploration of engaging students in higher-level thinking, Jennifer Ann Diers

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Molecular, genetic, physiological and biochemical studies of 3-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase and biotin carboxyl carrier protein-like proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana, Geng Ding

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Dissection of the mitotic and nuclear functions of Chromator, a nuclear-derived spindle matrix component in Drosophila, Yun Ding

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Nonsexual multiple role relationships, attachment style, and perception of the counseling situation and the counselor, Irina Vladimirovna Diyankova

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The effects of individual attributes, health behaviors, and religion on adolescent obesity: a study of African American and Caucasian adolescents, Bernice Adabasu Dodor

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"It's not fair!" Mothers' experiences with perinatal loss upon confirmation of a lethal prenatal diagnosis, Teske Renee Drake

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The study of the impact of the M.S. in Agronomy Distance Education Program on student careers, Jesse Duane Drew

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Inverse Sturm-Liouville problems using multiple spectra, Mihaela Cristina Drignei

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Holes in the health care safety net: an ethnographic study of a free medical clinic, Pamela Ann Duffy

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Youth voter mobilization techniques and their effectiveness in the 2008 Iowa Democratic caucuses, Jacqueline Amy Dycke-Norris

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Syncretism: a study of Toshodai-ji Wayo architectural and cultural elements, Carole N. Edginton

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Nutrient recycling in biofuel production systems: biomass ash pelleting, ethanol co-product allocation, and a beef-ethanol production system analysis, Katherine A. Edwards

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The land, it's everything: women farmland owners and the institution of agricultural conservation in the U.S. Midwest, Jean Crim Eells

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IseHarvest: TCP packet data re-assembler framework for network traffic content, Stephen Michael Eilers