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Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Investigation of steel stringer bridge superstructures, Jeremy Craig Koskie

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The effect of prisonization on female criminality, Anna Elizabeth Kosloski

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Assembly and annotation tools for analysis of large contiguous regions of the maize genome, Brent Anson Kronmiller

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Stress analysis of wood-framed low-rise buildings under wind loads due to tornados, Nikhil Kumar

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Implementation of the NC-94 hybrid storage prototype on a binary version of CanStoreX, Niranjan Kumar

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Perceptions of agricultural extension educators regarding livestock waste management education in the North Central Region, David Kwaw-Mensah

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An exploratory study of computer assisted language learning (CALL) glosses and traditional glosses on incidental vocabulary learning and Spanish literature reading comprehension, Thomas Michael Lage

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Designing and evaluating clinical cutpoints for childhood obesity, Kelly Rian Laurson

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Interactive graphics, graphical user interfaces and software interfaces for the analysis of biological experimental data and networks, Michael Lawrence

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Peasant communities, the first link of the commodity chain of vicuña fiber, Liliana L. Lay Lisung

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"I hope to share my struggles, my successes, and everything in between": a rhetorical study of health blogs, Marcy Deborah Leasum

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Performance analysis and optimization of the Java memory system, Carl Stephen Lebsack

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The role of recasts in the interactions of native-speakers of English with Korean English language learners, Hyunjung Lee

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Analysis and finite element approximations of stochastic optimal control problems constrained by stochastic elliptic partial differential equations, Jangwoon Lee

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A new approach of top-down induction of decision trees for knowledge discovery, Jun-Youl Lee

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Female genital mutilation: multiple-case studies of communication strategies against a taboo practice, Kyung Sun Lee

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Television shopping: the effect of persuasive strategies on parasocial interaction, subjective well-being, and impulse buying tendency among older women, Min-Sun Lee

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Designing a nutritional packaging system for end stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis to maintain their diet and health, Min Sun Lee

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Relationships among leadership empowerment, job satisfaction, and employee loyalty in university dining student workers, Seung Suk Lee

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Analysis of transmit beamforming and fair OFDMA scheduling, Alex Leith

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Neonatal alveolar macrophages upregulate cytokine gene transcription via p38 MAPK signaling but fail to secrete cytokines in response to Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Nyssa Ann Levy

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Experiential self-focus as a facilitator of processing interpersonal hurt and as a buffer in the relationship between anger rumination and psychological outcomes, Kelly Yu-Hsin Liao

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Production of a new wastewater treatment coagulant from fly ash with concomitant SO2 removal from flue gas, Ling Li

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An exploratory study of language and nonlanguage factors affecting nonnative undergraduate students' reaction to international teaching assistants, Edna de Freitas Lima

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Swine wastewater treatment by the static granular bed reactor, Seung Joo Lim

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Three essays on contingent valuation method, Chih-Chen Liu

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A software system for causal reasoning in causal Bayesian networks, Lexin Liu

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Differential mucosal gene expression modulates the development of murine colitis, Zhiping Liu

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Manufacturability analysis for non-feature-based objects, Ye Li

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Numerical computation of an optimal control problem with homogenization in one-dimensional case, Zhen Li

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The impact of upper-level flow regime change from spring to summer on QPF accuracy over the Midwest, Mark R. Loeffelbein

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Energy efficiency enhancements to a low energy high performance building, Joel Clifton Logan

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Spatial ability cognitive model with ACT-R 6.0, Andre Lokasari

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Polymer chemistry effects on protein release and immune activation, Senja Katarina Lopac

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Bt-resistant European corn borers and Nosema pyrausta: implications for resistance management, Miriam Dorothy Lopez

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Evaluation of the use of an academic integrity training course as a proactive measure encouraging academic honesty, Lori Brown Lothringer

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Advancing block-oriented modeling in process control, Stephanie Diane Loveland

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Characterization of conductive surface printing via electric field induced ion transport, Khiam-How Low

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Comparing fashion innovators and non-innovators' characteristics and perceptions of online shopping: the case of Taiwan, Yitung Lo

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The architectural design studio as a learning environment: a qualitative exploration of architecture design student learning experiences in design studios from first- through fourth-yea, Patience Lamunu Opiyo Lueth

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Rheological studies on the flow behavior of two-phase solid-liquid materials, Gang Lu

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Method development for the quantification of ferritin in staple food crops, Rebecca Jane Lukac

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Studies of intermediates and regulation in SNARE-mediated membrane fusion, Xiaobing Lu

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Soybean mosaic and stem canker in Iowa soybean fields, Xin Lu

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Farmer field schools in Bungoma district of western Kenya: a rapid appraisal, Anthony Machacha

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Attention and level of processing: movie viewing styles and the priming of aggressive cognitions, Julia A. Maier

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Sustainable livelihoods analysis of post-conflict rural development in southern Sudan, Joseph Deng Malual

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Permeation of hydrocarbons through polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyethylene (PE) pipes and pipe gaskets, Feng Mao

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Modeling and simulation of nanoparticle aggregation in colloidal systems, Sergiy Markutsya

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Force interaction characterization between thrombin and DNA aptamers, Janice Dionne Marquardt

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Grassland bird abundance and nesting in short-duration rotationally grazed pastures in southwest Iowa, Ryan David Marquardt

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An improved preparation of levoglucosenone from cellulose, Joseph Allan Marshall

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Comparison of carcass composition, performance, and tissue deposition rates among breeds of swine, Bryce David Martin

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Establishment of transformation systems using mature seeds of maize inbred lines, Juan Carlos Martínez Nicolás

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Bringing ecocomposition to a multimodal composition course: critical literacy and place at work in English 250, Londie Theresa Martin

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Numerical investigation of roughness effects in aircraft icing calculations, Brian Daniel Matheis

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CONDENSER: A custom tool for capturing and summarizing network traffic for AVALANCHE and ISEAGE, Jason Charles Maughan

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Does balance training improve balance in physically active older adults?, Kristen Kartchner Maughan

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Establishing an advanced engineering framework for engineering decision making, Douglas Stinson McCorkle

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BioN: a novel interface for biological network visualization, Lisa McGarthwaite

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Their voices emerged: a grounded theory of learning resilience among African American women in the formal education environment, Sandra L. McGee

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The effect of the Internet on the civic engagement and voting behavior of young Americans, Katherine Anne McNitt

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Transformative learning partnerships: bridging research and practice to improve the lives of older people, Rhoda Helton Meador

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Development of an RNA aptamer to PD173955N through SELEX, Samir Mehanovic

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Design for aging eyes: an in-depth look at fast-food outdoor menu displays, Kimberly Marie Melhus

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Current developments in laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry for use in geology, forensics, and nuclear nonproliferation research, Joshua David Messerly

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Internet user preferences in relation to cognitive and affective styles, Georg Meyer

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Becoming more resilient: perceptions of resiliency development education in post-secondary students, Kristine Myhrwold Meyer

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A sentimental tale: death and madness in The Bondwoman's Narrative, Natalie L. Meyer

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Culture, context, and communication: developing a culturally sensitive curriculum in graphic design education, Renee J. Meyer

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Simulating energy efficiency in laboratory buildings, Robert Marcel Milbrandt

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Queenbees and wannabees: the struggle for power through bullying in adolescent girls, DeAnn Valorie Miller

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Visualization for network forensic analyses: extending the Forensic Log Investigator (FLI), Paul Michael Miller

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Improving pavement marking performance through contrasting new methods to quantify marking presence and increasing installation efficiencies through an evaluation of prototype bead guns, Craig Michael Mizera

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Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus: understanding and managing persistent infection, Ramón Miguel Molina Barrios

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Comparison of ESN, urea, and aqua ammonia as sources of nitrogen for corn production in Iowa, Jeffrey Allen Moore

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Interior design versus interior decoration: evaluating the public's perception of design television shows, Jillissa Lynn Moorman

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Composition 2.0: rethinking Web literacy for the twenty-first century classroom, Matthew Edward Morain

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Comparison of air-displacement plethysmography and hydrodensitometry in high school football linemen, Timothy Egan Moran

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The use of genetic markers to improve sow productive life and genetic abnormalities, Benny Edd Mote

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Pre- and post-admission criteria as predictors of academic success in an associate degree nursing program, Nancy Lee Conzett Muecke

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Exploring the relationship between income and property taxation at the municipal level, Casey J. Muhm

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Ultrafast fluorescence spectroscopy used as a probe to explore excited state photophysics of biologically and environmentally relevant systems, Prasun Mukherjee

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Understanding issues of college persistence for undocumented Mexican immigrant women from the new Latino Diaspora: a case study, Susana Maria Muñoz

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Experimental investigation of biomimetic wing configurations for Micro Air Vehicle applications, Jeffery T. Murphy

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Post-orbital color pattern variation and the evolution of a radiation of turtles (Graptemys), Erin M. Myers

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Young adult attitudes regarding individuals with disabilities: a post-intervention comparison of high school graduates, Kendra Kay Naef

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Forces affecting prospects for joint land use planning services in Boone County, Iowa, Luke Paul Nelson

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Meaning making among young adult cohabitors, Megan Elizabeth Nielsen

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Nutritional and hormonal modulation of diabetes-perturbed folate, homocysteine, and methyl group metabolism, Kristin M. Nieman

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In search of growth: neoliberal and institutional models for economic growth in an age of globalization, Mark David Nieman

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A culture of technical knowledge: professionalizing science and engineering education in late-nineteenth century America, Paul Nienkamp

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Bridging the gaps: Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet as a transitional work in twentieth century literature, Tyler John Niska

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Cooking up quantum chemistry, Bosiljka Njegic

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Physiology and pharmacology of flatworm muscle, Ekaterina B. Novozhilova

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Essays on fall fertilizer application, Mira Nurmakhanova

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The effect of perceived control and stress on college students' willingness and intention to binge drink, Ross Edward O'Hara

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Non-target effects of soybean aphid, Aphis glycinces Matsumura (Hemiptera: Aphididae), management in Iowa, Wayne J. Ohnesorg

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Design and evaluation of auditory spatial cues for decision making within a game environment for persons with visual impairments, Michael Anthony Oren

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Terrestrial arthropod community and indicators of biotic integrity for Iowa tallgrass prairie, Jessica Marie Orlofske