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Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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A genomic study of soybean iron deficiency chlorosis, Jamie Aileen O'Rourke

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An equity analysis of the Iowa school funding model that addresses the instructional support program and the influence this program has on student achievement, Nicholas Joseph Ouellette

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An assessment of riparian land-use and channel condition impacts on streambank eroding lengths and recession rates in two third order rural watersheds in Central Iowa, Jason Alan Palmer

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Faculty technology mentoring: how graduate student mentors benefit from technology mentoring relationship, Sonmez Pamuk

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Protocol design, implementation and integration for the protection of sensor data confidentiality and integrity, Santosh Kumar Panchapakesan

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Characterization of actuator behaviors of ferrogels obtained from physical and chemical cross-linking methods, Geunhyung Park

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Evaluation of tire derived rubber particles as biofilter media and scale-up and design considerations for the Static Granular Bed Reactor (SGBR), Jaeyoung Park

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A qualitative study of the ways middle school teachers made meaning of a professional development program on cultural competency, Judith Patch Pauley

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A study of jet energy loss in heavy-ion collisions at PHENIX-RHIC, via 2-particle and "2+1" correlations, and future upgrade, Hua Pei

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A comparative study of Roth-Erev and modied Roth-Erev reinforcement learning algorithms for uniform-price double auctions, Mridul Pentapalli

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Factors that influence pre-service teachers' technology integration performance, Serkan Perkmen

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Marital satisfaction and psychological well-being in clinical and non-clinical samples, Jennifer Suzanne Perrin

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A systematic investigation of the crane fly subfamily Limoniinae (Tipuloidea: Limoniidae), Matthew Jon Petersen

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Functional characterization of Arabidopsis sorting nexin AtSNX2b, Nguyen Phan

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LC-MS techniques for analytical testing of recombinant human erythropoietin and darbepoetin alfa in equine plasma samples for anti-doping control, Kenneth Phung

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Diversity, productivity, and stability in perennial polycultures used for grain, forage, and biomass production, Valentín Daniel Picasso Risso

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Development and application of a hybrid femtosecond/picosecond coherent Raman probe designed for study of excited state systems, Benjamin Douglas Prince

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Vibrational dynamics of excited states probed by fs/ps CARS: simulations and applications to ultrafast charge transfer dynamics, Beth Marie Prince

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Early twentieth-century avant-garde book design: an agentive vehicle for social change, Shannon Kelly Proulx

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Performance-based seismic analysis and design improvements of two precast concrete structural systems, Mohammad Ataur Rahman

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Validation of the Juvenile Sexual Offense Recidivism Risk Assessment Tool--II, Christopher Allen Ralston

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Encrypted mal-ware detection, Bhuvaneswari Ramkumar

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The impact of flexible grouping on reading achievement for sixth grade students, Jill Marie Reisner

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Computer aided process planning for rapid prototyping using a genetic algorithm, Alex Renner

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Measurement of minority carrier lifetimes in nanocrystalline silicon devices using reverse-recovery transient method, Philip David Reusswig

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An exploration of perceptions of Associate of Science in Nursing students related to transcultural nursing experiences, Susan Jane Woody Rhoades

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Relationship of centrally-located body fat to appetitive hormones in healthy postmenopausal women, Laura Marie Ritland

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Interaction of fungicide seed treatments and the Fusarium-maize (Zea mays L.) pathosystem, Carlos Rodriguez-Brljevich

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Are bicultural bonobos able to recognize iconic representations and produce referential signs in human cultural terms?, Itai Roffman

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Evolutionary variance of gene network model via simulated annealing, Kyoungmin Roh

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Effectiveness of values communication through cross-cultural corporate symbol design, Juan Manuel Ruiz Alvarez

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Influence of media on physiological arousal, Kelsey Ryder

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Computational simulation of separated flow in a three-dimensional diffuser using v2-f and zeta-f models, Jason Allen Ryon

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Inductively coupled plasma: fundamental particle investigations with laser ablation and applications in magnetic sector mass spectrometry, Nathan Joe Saetveit

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Effects of stereotypic video game portrayals on implicit and explicit attitudes, Muniba Saleem

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Phyllosphere-mediated bacterial degradation of airborne phenol, Amarjyoti Sandhu

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Architectural support for secure and survivable embedded software, Jesse Sathre

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Agronomic performance, seed characteristics, and stability of soybean lines containing mid oleate content and molecular analysis for diversity in the FAD2-1B gene, Curtis Wilmer Scherder

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An analysis of the creative economy in rural Midwestern communities, Brad Robert Schmidt

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Functional analysis of paralogous genes in acetyl coenzyme A metabolism, Joel D. Schmidt

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Computational and wind tunnel studies of shelterbelts for reduction of wind flow and wind-induced loads on low-rise buildings, Sarah Ruth Schmidt

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Leadership preparation and career pathways of community college presidents, Gregory R. Schmitz

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An evaluation of the genetic components of bovine respiratory disease and its influence on production traits, Matthew John Schneider

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Implementing the Science Writing Heuristic laboratory report format in the undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory, Jacob Daniel Schroeder

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Not unacquainted with pain, Amanda Anne Schumacher

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Proposed highway asset management framework with an emphasis on economic impact analysis, Asish Seeboo

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Aerodynamic mitigation of extreme wind loading on low-rise buildings, Kevin Sehn

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Nonlinear device characterization and second harmonic impedance tuning to achieve peak performance for a SiC power MESFET device at 2GHz, Saalini Valli Sekar

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Passion: a narrative journey to family and consumer sciences education, Darby Thompson Sewell

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Inverse scattering problems for first-order systems, Jaemin Shin

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Electromagnetic waves in double negative metamaterials and study on numerical resonances in the method of moments (MoM), Weiwei Shu

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Inter-media agenda-setting effects in Ghana: newspaper vs. online and state vs. private, Etse Godwin Sikanku

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Essays in macroeconomics, international trade and the environment, Shiva Sikdar

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Structural induction: towards automatic ontology elicitation, Adrian Silvescu

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Analysis of policy and educational approaches within the Seattle recycling program, Ryan Joel Six

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Mesoporous silica nanoparticles as vehicles for intracellular trafficking and controlled release, Igor Iván Slowing

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The effects of abnormal prion protein accumulation on retinal morphology and function in sheep and cattle, Jodi D. Smith

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Force and moment analysis of stacked counter rotating eccentric mass tree shaker energy-wheel system, Lloyd Dale Snell

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The influence of Chinese cultural values on consumer perceptions and behavioral intention towards an apparel mass customization website, Kun Song

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Katrina's crescendo, Michael Christopher Stanley

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Devising a more robust automated detection method using audio frequency spectra, Gregory Stargell

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Gender differences in subject-specific academic performance predicted by self-efficacy and interests of 12th grade Indian students, Asha Stephen

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Effects of computer self-efficacy and spatial visualization ability on student perceptions of 2D/3D CAD virtual prototype simulations for apparel design, Sandra Stewart

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Exploring the development of information literacy concepts among community college students, Lisa Anne Hermann Stock

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Effect of genetic and proteomic variation in field isolates of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae on virulence, diagnosis and prevention of disease in the pig, Erin Linn Strait

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The community college presidency in the new millennium: gender differences in leadership preparation, Alethea F. Stubbe

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Molecular dynamics simulations of amphiphilic dendrimers, Nicholas William Suek

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Impacts of mass media coverage of the economy during normal times and recessions on the Index of Consumer Confidence using time series analysis and Granger causal analysis, Lishan Su

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Community well-being, individual responsibility, and agricultural change: an analysis of Iowa communities, Daniel R. Sundblad

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Molecular interactions of the mammalian intermediate filament protein synemin with cytoskeletal proteins present in adhesion sites, Ning Sun

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Context visuals in L2 listening tests: the effectiveness of photographs and video vs. audio-only format, Ruslan S. Suvorov

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Hezbollah's Nasrallah: the "great man" of the Levant, Nathan William Swanson

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Tattoos and the interaction process: managing a tattooed identity, Molly Catherine Sween

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An energy and cost analysis of residential ground-source heat pumps in Iowa, Matthew James Swenka

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Attention abilities, media exposure, school performance, personality, and aggression, Edward Lee Swing

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Academic research and public policy: rhetorical lessons from the Sophonow Inquiry, Tosh Tachino

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Parameter estimation and bias correction for diffusion processes and a nonparametric approach to census population size estimation, Chengyong Tang

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Solid-state NMR studies of the interactions between cationic membrane peptides and lipid bilayers, Ming Tang

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The effects of mid-air adjustments on knee joint loading when landing from a jump, Guan Qiang Tan

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Investigations of the R5(Si(subscript x)Ge(subscript 1-x)4 intermetallic compounds by X-ray resonant magnetic scattering, Lizhi Tan

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A specification language design for the Java Modeling Language (JML) using Java 5 annotations, Kristina Boysen Taylor

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A concept virtual harp with physical string vibrations using augmented reality for therapy, Tanasha A. Taylor

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Mechanics of wire saw machining process: experimental analyses and modeling, Egemen Teomete

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Factors affecting lower extremity loading during running, Joshua McDowell Thomas

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Use of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy to determine the health-promoting index (HPI) of cow's milk, Wendy LeAnne Thomas

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Ode to the Whiterock Conservancy, Nancy Lynn Thompson

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Circles of Support: towards a liberatory pedagogy for community education, Chad William Timm

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Carbon conversion during bubbling fluidized bed gasification of biomass, Kevin Jay Timmer

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Photometric variability of Sun-like stars in the old open cluster M67, Ryan Wesley Tobin

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Novel amphiphilic polyanhydrides for vaccine delivery, María del Pilar Torres-González

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Phylogenetic relationships among the temperate bamboos (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) with an emphasis on Arundinaria and allies, Jimmy K. Triplett

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Juntos: vivieron, trabajaron y aprendieron (together: they lived, worked and learned); the history of Latinos In Valley Junction, Iowa, Andrea Kay Tucker

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Care ethics and cloning: a speculative literary critique of human biotechnology, Laurel A. Tweed

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Cosmetic technologies of the body: an exploration of self and identity through the consumption of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, Keila Elizabeth Tyner

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Systematics of the neotropical woody bamboo genus Rhipidocladum (Poaceae: Bambusoideae), Christopher Dean Tyrrell

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Relating crack heating to vibration for vibrothermography, Christopher J. Uhl

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Scanning tunneling microscopy studies of fivefold surfaces of icosahedral Al-Pd-Mn quasicrystals and of thin silver films on those surfaces, Baris Unal

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Presidential leadership from Presidents Washington to Bush and beyond: assessing presidents within the cycled circumstances of institutional expectations, Christopher Halverson Untiet

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An online support group intervention for Asian American lesbian and bisexual women, Robyn Alycia Zakalik Van Brunt

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Design and field testing of tapered H-shaped Ultra High Performance Concrete piles, Thomas L. Vande Voort