• 32 • Doctoral Degrees Sean Ries McCurdy, Mathematics. Dissertation: Minkowski-Type Estimates on the Critical Strata of Certain Free-Boundary Problems. (Prof. Tatiana Toro) Megan C McGinty, Education: Learning Sci & Human Dev. Dissertation: Teaching for Deep Ecological Understanding: Moving Outside, Across Time, and Through Borders. (Prof. Megan Bang) Veronica Cassone McGowan, Education: Learning Sci & Human Dev. Dissertation: Everyday Engineers: Leveraging Students’ Everyday Engineering Practices to Support Disciplinary Learning and Expertise in an Elementary Science Classroom. (Prof. Philip L. Bell) Carter Ashleigh Merklinghaus, Sociology. Dissertation: Substance Use and the Post 9/11 Military. (Prof. Kyle Crowder) Jason Wayne Miklas, Bioengineering. Dissertation: The Role of Metabolism in Cardiomyocyte Maturation, Disease and Regeneration. (Prof. Hannele Ruohola-Baker) Erika E Miller, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: Behavioral Adaptations of Drivers to Autonomous Systems: Evaluating Intermediate and Carryover Effects. (Prof. Linda T. Boyle) Lauren R Milne, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Touchscreen-Based Learning Technologies for Children Who Are Blind or Have Visual Impairments. (Prof. Richard E. Ladner) Jeanene Mae Mitchell, Near & Middle Eastern Studies. Dissertation: At the Confluence: Development Organizations and Transboundary Water Management in the Kura River Basin. (Profs. Resat Kasaba & Joel S. Migdal) Brian J Mogen, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Closed-Loop Neural Engineering Approaches to Motor Rehabilitation. (Prof. Eberhard Fetz) Josef E Mogharreban, Rehabilitation Science. Dissertation: Factors Salient to Career Decision-Making of Military Veterans Enrolled in College. (Prof. Kurt Lewis Johnson) Ruth C Moon, Communication. Dissertation: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of the Journalism Game: Lessons from the Rwandan Field. (Profs. Philip Edward Howard & Matthew J. Powe) Eric A Mullen, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Pushing the Limits of Compiler Verification. (Profs. Zachary L. Tatlock & Daniel Joseph Gros) Paul V Munson, Microbiology. Dissertation: Therapeutic Conserved Elements (CE) DNA Vaccines in Simian-Human Immunodeficiency Virus (SHIV) or SIV-Infected Macaques. (Prof. Deborah Fuller) Maria T Muzzo, Education: Learning Sciences. Dissertation: Aligning Policy to Performance: The edTPa as a Program Improvement Tool for Washington State’s Teacher Preparation Programs. (Profs. Deborah Elaine Mccutchen & Catherine S) Byunghoon Nam, Economics. Dissertation: Essays on Exchange Rates and Term Structures. (Prof. Yu-Chin Chen) Ehsan Nasr Esfahani, Aeronautics & Astronautics. Dissertation: Developing Advanced Atomic Force Microscopy Techniques for Probing Coupled Phenomena in Functional Materials. (Prof. Jiangyu Li) Jorgen W Nelson, Genome Sciences. Dissertation: High-Throughput Protein Design and Optimization for Antimicrobial Applications. (Prof. David Baker) Heidi D Nelson, Chemistry. Dissertation: Defect- Related Luminescence in Nanocrystals: Spectroscopy and Computation. (Prof. Daniel R. Gamelin) Kara Alice Ng, Economics. Dissertation: Essays on Financial Forecasting. (Prof. Eric W. Zivot) Huong Thi Huynh Nguyen, Chemistry And Nanotech & Mol Eng. Dissertation: Structural Elucidation of Gas-Phase Ions by Tandem Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Dynamics Simulation. (Prof. Frantisek Turecek) Ann M Nguyen, Health Services. Dissertation: Organizational Factors Affecting the Successful Integration Between Physician Groups and Health Systems. (Prof. Christopher E. Johnson) Kathryn Ann Nicholas, Education: Educ Leadershp & Policy St. Dissertation: Women’s Political Agency and Public Education in the 19th Century. (Prof. Nancy Elizabeth Beadie) Lindsey B Nietmann, Psychology. Dissertation: Biogeography of Breeding Success and Life History in Island and Continental Rufous Fantails. (Prof. Renee L. Ha) Sevnaz Nourollahi, Industrial Engineering. Dissertation: Convex and Robust Optimization Methods for Modality Selection in External Beam Radiotherapy. (Prof. Archis Vijay Ghate) Logan O’Laughlin, Women Studies. Dissertation: Figuring the Eco-Logic Toxicities of Animals:(Re)productions of the Human. (Profs. Priti Ramamurthy & Amanda L. Swarr) Karl Ray Oleson, Chemical Engineering. Dissertation: Extractives of Douglas-Fir and Their Implications for Biofuel Saccharification. (Prof. Daniel T. Schwartz) Adaurennaya C Onyewuenyi, Education: Human Development & Cognition. Dissertation: The Unexplored Voices of the “New African Diaspora”: An Examination of the Impact of Race, Ethnicity, and Teacher Discrimination on Academic Performance for Nigerian and Black American Adolescents. (Prof. Karin S. Frey) Oded D Oron, International Studies. Dissertation: Let My People Stay: Irregular Migrants’ Struggle for Rights and Recognition. (Prof. Kathie Friedman) Susana L Orozco, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: RIPK3 Activation: Necroptotic Cell Death and Continued Cytokine Synthesis. (Prof. Andrew A. Oberst) Stephen A Ottinger, Education: School Psychology. Dissertation: Impacts of Teacher- Student Racial Mismatch and Environmental Factors on the Implementation of a Social- Emotional Learning Curriculum. (Prof. Janine Jones) Laura M Panfili, Linguistics. Dissertation: Cross-Linguistic Acoustic Characteristics of Phonation: A Machine Learning Approach. (Prof. Richard A. Wright) Sungchul Park, Health Services. Dissertation: Understanding Unintended Consequences of Risk Adjustment and Proposing Alternative Risk Adjustment. (Prof. Anirban Basu) Jounsup Park, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Adaptive Video Streaming Over Mobile Networks. (Prof. Jenq-Neng Hwang) Elizabeth Mary Phillips, Aquatic And Fishery Sciences. Dissertation: The Influence of River Plumes on Predator-Prey Interactions. (Prof. John K. Horne) David Alan Plotnik, Pharmaceutics. Dissertation: The Role of CS1 Fibronectin in HIV-1 Infection of a4ß7+ T Lymphocytes. (Prof. Shiu-Lok Hu) Jacob R Price, Applied Mathematics. Dissertation: Multiscale Techniques for Nonlinear Dynamical Systems: Applications and Theory. (Prof. Hong Qian) Vanessa E Quince, Political Science. Dissertation: Racism by Design: The Role of Race and Ethnicity in the Design of International Trade Agreements. (Prof. Elizabeth L. Kier) Haroun Rahimi, Law. Dissertation: Trade, Credit, and Institutions in Afghanistan: A New Approach to Institutional Reform for Less-Developed Countries. (Prof. Clark B. Lombardi) Anna C Reosti, Sociology. Dissertation: Tenant Screening and Fair Housing in the Information Age. (Prof. Katherine A. Beckett) Hyungmin Rho, Environmental And Forest Sciences. Dissertation: Salicaceae Endophyte Impacts on Physiological Functions of Host Plants: Water Relations, Photosynthesis, and Respiration in Rice (Oryza Sativa). (Prof. Soo- Hyung Kim) Scott Rinnan, Quantitative Ecology & Resource Mgmt. Dissertation: Modeling Population Dynamics and Species Interactions in a Changing Climate. (Prof. Joshua J. Lawler) Michel A Riquelme Sanderson, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: Language Teacher Educators in Chile: Professional Identities and Agency. (Prof. Manka M. Varghese) Georgia May Roberts, English. Dissertation: Who Killed It: Toward a Hip Hop Theory. (Prof. Alys E. Weinbaum) Liina-Ly Roos, Scandinavian Languages & Literatures. Dissertation: The Child, Affective Memories of War, and Cruel Everyday in Nordic-Baltic Film and Literature. (Prof. Andrew Nestingen) Marie Suzanne Salmi, Oceanography. Dissertation: The Thermal and Fluid Environment of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, Southern Washington State. (Prof. Harlan Paul Johnson) Ariana Nakta Samadpour, Microbiology. Dissertation: Regulating DNA Replication and Mutagenesis in Bacillus Subtilis. (Prof. Houra Merrikh) Anthony Sanford, Economics. Dissertation: Essays in Asset Pricing - Extensions and Applications of the Recovery Theorem. (Profs. Eric W. Zivot & Mujeung Yang) Connor R Sawaske, Mathematics:advanced Data Science. Dissertation: Homological Algebra of Stanley-Reisner Rings and Modules. (Prof. Isabella Novik) Sarah Schanz, Earth And Space Sciences. Dissertation: Strath Terrace Formation: The Influence of Rock Type, Climate, and Humans. (Prof. David R. Montgomery) David R Schipf, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Optical Applications of Waves and Oscillations on Electrowetting Lenses. (Profs. Wei-Chih Wang & Mark E. Tuttle) Travis W Scholl, Mathematics. Dissertation: Abelian Varieties With Small Isogeny Class and Applications to Cryptography. (Prof. Neal I. Koblitz) Lauren M Schwartz, Epidemiology. Dissertation: Rotavirus Vaccines in Low-Income Settings. (Prof. M. Elizabeth Halloran) Andrew D Sen, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: New Methods for Seismic Performance Evaluation and Retrofit of Nonductile Concentrically Braced Frames. (Prof. Charles W. Roeder) Aaron Seo, Genome Sciences. Dissertation: Genomic Insights into Inherited Bone Marrow Failure. (Prof. Mary-Claire King) Vega Shah, Oceanography. Dissertation: Shifting Role of Chemoautotrophic SUP05 Bacteria in Nitrogen, Sulfur and Carbon Cycles Across Oxygen Gradients in Marine Environments. (Prof. Robert Morris) Viral Pinakin Shah, Atmospheric Sciences. Dissertation: Sources, Chemistry, and Transport of Urban Aerosols and Oxidized Mercury: An Analysis Combining Aircraft and Surface Observations With a Chemical Transport Model. (Prof. Lyatt Jaegle) Yiqin Alicia Shen, Psychology. Dissertation: Gender Double Standard of Aging: How Perception of Age and Related Social Outcomes Are Modulated by the Gender of the Perceived. (Prof. Yuichi Shoda) Md Sayat Sikder, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: Advancing Precipitation and Transboundary Flood Forecasting in Monsoon Climates. (Prof. Faisal Hossain) Cassandra Arien Lynn Simonich, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Isolation and Characterization of HIV-1 Neutralizing Antibodies from Infants. (Prof. Julie Maureen Overbaugh) Candice Marion Small, Education: School Psychology. Dissertation: Disproportionate Discipline Policies: African American Student Perspectives Within the Context of School- Wide Intervention Efforts. (Prof. Janine Jones) Derek M Smith, Biology. Dissertation: A Community Approach to Understanding Patterns and Processes on Rocky Subtidal Reefs in the Salish Sea. (Prof. Kenneth Sebens) Jane So, Business Administration. Dissertation: The Psychology of Constraints: “the Time Scarcity and Money Scarcity Effect”. (Prof. Nidhi Agrawal) Alexander G Soloway, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Environmental Noise from Underwater Explosions and the Impact of the Seabed on the Received Levels. (Prof. Peter H. Dahl) Perry E Spector, Earth And Space Sciences. Dissertation: Antarctic Glacial History Inferred from Cosmogenic Nuclide Geochemistry. (Prof. John O.h. Stone) Vasundhara Sridharan, Psychology. Dissertation: The Role of Addiction Mindsets in Smoking Cessation: Scale Development and Pilot Randomized Trial. (Prof. Yuichi Shoda) Sangeetha Srinivasan, Economics. Dissertation: Essays on Fitting Factor Models for Asset Returns. (Prof. Eric W. Zivot) Faith M Stevison, Pharmaceutics. Dissertation: In Vitro to in Vivo Translation of Complex Drug- Drug Interactions Involving Retinoic Acid. (Prof. Nina Isoherranen) Corrin C Sullivan, Education: Educ Leadershp & Policy St. Dissertation: Punctuated Equilibrium: The State of Stasis in American Medical Education. (Prof. Thomas J. Halverson) Evi L Sutrisno, Anthropology. Dissertation: Negotiating Agama Khonghucu in Indonesia: The Invention, Resilience and Revival (1900- 2010). (Prof. Celia Lowe) Joshua Swanson, Mathematics. Dissertation: Major Index Statistics: Asymptotics, Cyclic Sieving, and Branching Rules. (Prof. Sara Billey) Yuet Juhn Tse, Education: School Psychology. Dissertation: Pathways to Adaptation: The Influence of Acculturation on Educational Pursuit of Children of Latino Immigrants. (Prof. Janine Jones) William J Valente, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Determinants of Mitochondrial Mutagenesis and Their Influence on Cell Fate. (Prof. Jason H. Bielas) Yevgeniya J Veverka, Education: Special Education. Dissertation: The Effects of a Group Intervention Including a Parent Education Component on Mealtime Behaviors of Young Children. (Prof. Ilene Sharon Schwartz) Anna Ap Wager, Art History. Dissertation: Kindred Spirits: Communal Making and Religious Revival in Arts and Crafts Movements, 1870-1920. (Prof. Susan P. Casteras) Jingjing Wang, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Runtime Optimizations for Large-Scale Data Analytics. (Prof. Magdalena Balazinska) Yue Wang, Applied Mathematics. Dissertation: Stochastic Dynamics and Statistics in Cancer Cell Biology. (Prof. Hong Qian)