• 32 • Doctoral Degrees Brianna M. Mills, Epidemiology. Dissertation: Firearm-Related Morbidity and Mortality by Injury Intent: Analysis of Medical, Criminal, and Vital Records in Seattle, Wa. (Prof. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar) Muneaki Miyasaka, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Cable Driven Robots: Hysteretic Cable Stretch, Cable-Pulley Network Friction, Fatigue Life, and Kinematics of Two-Arm Multi Staged Flexible Manipulator. (Prof. Blake Hannaford) Mohammad Bashir Mobasher, Law. Dissertation: Political Laws and Ethnic Accommodations: Examining the Failure of Institutional Designs to Institutionalize Cross-Ethnic Coalitions in Afghanistan. (Profs. Jonathan Eddy & Robert J. Pekkanen) Thomas Omer Morris, Education: Special Education. Dissertation: Connection to a Caring Adult: Implications for Secondary Students With ED. (Prof. Elizabeth A. West) Michael H. Murray, Physics. Dissertation: Muon- Catalyzed Fusion Effects in the Precision Measurement of Muon Capture on the Deuteron. (Prof. Peter Kammel) Yoko Nakagawa, Education: School Psychology. Dissertation: Acculturation Impact on Family Empowerment of Japanese Families With School-Aged Children in Northwest. (Prof. Janine Jones) Shima Nassiri, Business Administration. Dissertation: Essays on Healthcare Payments and Operations. (Prof. Hamed Mamani) Chayanon Ngambenjawong, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Development and Optimization of Peptide-Based, Tumor-Associated Macrophage (TAM)-Targeting Therapeutics. (Prof. Suzie H. Pun) Carolyn E. Nielsen, Communication. Dissertation: Moment or Movement? U.S. News Coverage of Racial Issues in a Digital Era. (Prof. David S. Domke) Abdalla D. Nimer, Mathematics. Dissertation: Geometry of Non-Flat N-Uniform Measures. (Prof. Tatiana Toro) Mary Caitlin Northey, Education: Learning Sciences. Dissertation: Effects of Embedded Morphological Instruction on Children’s Morpho-Syntactic Production. (Prof. Deborah Elaine Mccutchen) Courtney Yumiko Paquette, Mathematics. Dissertation: Generic Acceleration Schema Beyond Convexity. (Prof. Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy) Amira Paripurna, Law. Dissertation: The Use of Intelligence in Indonesian Counter-Terrorism Policing. (Prof. Jonathan Eddy) Ju Young Park, Environmental Health:envirn Toxicology. Dissertation: Integration of Genetics, Environment, and Time (GxExT) for Neurodevelopmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment. (Prof. Elaine M. Faustman) Uisung David Park, Business Administration. Dissertation: The Role of Political Ideology in Corporate Governance. (Prof. Warren Boeker) Elizabeth S. Parks, Communication. Dissertation: Hope for Sustainable Hospitality: Learning to Listen Ethically Through Discourses of Difference and Dialogic Philosophy. (Prof. Kirsten A. Foot) David Kenison Pinkerton, Chemistry. Dissertation: Fundamental Considerations in One and Two-Dimensional Chromatography for Improved Chemometric Analysis. (Prof. Robert E. Synovec) Jillian C. Pintye, Nursing. Dissertation: Delivery of Antiretroviral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Pregnant and Postpartum Women. (Prof. Nancy Woods) Oleksandr Polozov, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: A. Framework for Mass-Market Inductive Program Synthesis. (Profs. Zoran Popovic & Sumit Gulwani) Renuka Prabhakar, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Advancements in Process Development and Mechanical Properties of Recycled Glass Building Materials Through Experimentation and Analytical Modeling. (Prof. Ramulu Mamidala) Michelle Alissandra Proulx, Education: Learning Sci & Human Dev. Dissertation: What’s in a Rating? Teacher Evaluations of Students’ Social Emotional Competency: A. Mixed Methods Study. (Prof. Leslie R. Herrenkohl) Harishchandra Ramadas, Mathematics. Dissertation: Problems in Discrete Optimization. (Prof. Thomas Rothvoss) Brooke C. Reaser, Chemistry. Dissertation: Advanced Chemometric Techniques for the Analysis of Complex Samples Using one- and Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography Coupled With Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry. (Prof. Robert E. Synovec) Luke Ian Richard, Aeronautics & Astronautics. Dissertation: Delamination Arrest by Fasteners in Aircraft Structures Under Static and Fatigue Loading. (Prof. Moderage Anthony Waas) Claire A. Richards, Nursing. Dissertation: Family Centered Care in Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units. (Prof. Ardith Doorenbos) Donsub Rim, Applied Mathematics. Dissertation: Uncertainty Quantification Problems in Tsunami Modeling and Reduced Order Models for Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations. (Profs. Gunther A. Uhlmann & Randall J. Levequ) Alexander Rodivilov, Economics. Dissertation: Essays on Contract Theory and Mechanism Design. (Profs. Fahad A. Khalil & Jacques P. Lawarree) John C. Rose, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Dynamic Control of Intracellular Signaling and Genome Engineering in Space and Time. (Prof. Dustin James Maly) Rachel C. Rosten, Physics. Dissertation: A Search for Long Lived Neutral Particles Decaying to Hadronic States in Proton-Proton Collisions in the ATLAS Detector. (Prof. Gordon T. Watts) Richard J. Roy, Physics. Dissertation: Ytterbium and Lithium Quantum Gases: Heteronuclear Molecules and Bose-Fermi Superfluid Mixtures. (Prof. Subhadeep Gupta) Merrill B. Rudd, Aquatic And Fishery Sciences. Dissertation: Accounting for Variability and Biases in Data-Limited Fisheries Stock Assessment. (Prof. Trevor Branch) Dennis L. Rudnick, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: Walking on Egg Shells: Challenges and Possibilities of Race Talk in Teacher Education. (Prof. James A. Banks) Devapratim Sarma, Bioengineering And Nanotech & Mol Eng. Dissertation: Expanding the Reach of Electrocorticographic Brain Computer Interfaces: A Multifactorial Approach. (Profs. Rajesh P.N. Rao & Jeffrey G. Ojemann) Ashley Scherman, Nursing. Dissertation: Maternal Prenatal Stress and Offspring Wheeze in Dyads Experiencing High Adversity. (Prof. Susan J. Spieker) Rebecca Lynn Scholz, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Sociality in Bacteria: Signaling, Private, and Public Goods in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and Escherichia Coli. (Prof. E. Peter Greenberg) Youngmin Seo, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: Family Language Policy and Practice: Chinese and Korean American Parents’ Beliefs About Language Maintenance and Early Bilingual Acquisition. (Prof. Manka M. Varghese) Anna S. Shajirat, English. Dissertation: The Gothic Fantasy of History: Fear and Loss in the British Long Eighteenth Century. (Profs. Juliet D. Shields & Gillian H. Harkins) Amy M. Sharp, Education: Measure, Stat, Resrch Dsgn. Dissertation: The Unique Contributions of Math and Science Motivation to STEM Outcomes for High School Students: A Model Comparison Study. (Prof. Elizabeth Sanders) Kristen S. Shinohara, Information Science. Dissertation: Design for Social Accessibility: Shifting Design Perspectives for Accessible Technology. (Profs. Jacob O. Wobbrock & Wanda Pratt) Larissa A. Singletary, Microbiology. Dissertation: On the Nature of Invasive Salmonella Typhi and African Salmonella Typhimurium. (Profs. Ferric C. Fang & Samuel I. Miller) Tidarat Sinlapapiromsuk, Law. Dissertation: Compensation for Economic Loss Following an Oil Spill Incident: Building a New Framework for Thailand. (Prof. Dongsheng Zang) Kalkena Sivanesam, Chemistry. Dissertation: Biological Applications of Designed Hairpin Peptides: As Antimicrobials and Inhibitors of Amyloidogenesis. (Prof. Niels Andersen) Michael C. Skinner, Asian Languages & Literature. Dissertation: Marks of Empire: A Study of the Kushan Epigraphic Corpus. (Prof. Richard G. Salomon) William Anthony Smith, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Circuit Techniques for Optimized Recording of Neural Signals. (Profs. Visvesh Sathe & Brian P. Otis) Linda Sharee Squires, Nursing. Dissertation: Modeling Adverse Outcomes in VLBW Infants Based on Infant Diet of Mother’s Breast Milk and Donor Breast Milk. (Prof. Susan J. Spieker) Nicole M. Stettler, Clinical Psychology. Dissertation: Mental Health Disparities Between Sexual Minority and Heterosexual Youth: The Role of Emotion Regulation and the Parent-Child Relationship. (Prof. Lynn Fainsilber Katz) Ronda Little Strauch, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: Climatological Approach to Predicting Regional Landslide Probability at Regional Scales. (Prof. Erkan Istanbulluoglu) Yingying Sun, Asian Languages & Literature. Dissertation: Manuscript and Text: Dunhuang Tujing Manuscripts from the Tang. (Prof. William Boltz) Haoyan Sun, Business Administration. Dissertation: Essays on the Empirical Analysis of Seller Behavior in Online Marketplace. (Prof. Ming Fan) Zoi E. Sychev, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Unraveling the Proteome of Endothelial Cells Latently Infected With KSHV Reveales Reliance on Peroxisome Lipid Metabolism and Redox Regulation. (Prof. Michael Lagunoff) Brandon Gary-Michael Szerwo, Business Administration. Dissertation: Audit Committee Expertise: An Examination of the Post-SOX Era. (Prof. Sarah E. Mcvay) Xue Tan, Business Administration. Dissertation: Essays in Social Media Fundraising and E-Commerce. (Prof. Yong Tan) Rachael C. Tatman, Linguistics. Dissertation: Modeling the Perceptual Learning of Novel Dialect Features. (Prof. Richard A. Wright) Kristine A. Thimm, Clinical Psychology. Dissertation: Contextual Influences on Impulsivity and Associations With Alcohol Use. (Prof. Kevin M. King) Sara M. Toynbee, Business Administration. Dissertation: Implications of Disclosing Order Backlog. (Prof. Sarah E. Mcvay) Michael J. Tremmel, Astronomy. Dissertation: Modeling Supermassive Black Holes in Cosmological Simulations. (Prof. Fabio Governato) Valerie L. Tryon, Psychology. Dissertation: Investigating the Neural and Anatomical Correlates of Reward Learning and Decision Making Across a Broad Neural Circuit. (Prof. Sheri J. Mizumori) Helen Renee Valenstein-Mah, Clinical Psychology. Dissertation: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Outcomes of a Brief Mindfulness Intervention for College Students With Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Problem Drinking. (Prof. Mary E. Larimer) Paul L. Vines, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Assessing the Capabilities of Targeted Advertising. (Profs. Tadayoshi Kohno & Franziska Roesner) Jay C. Vornhagen, Pathobiology. Dissertation: Mechanisms of Group B Streptococcus Colonization and Ascending Infection. (Prof. Lakshmi Rajagopal) Michael L. Wagman, Physics. Dissertation: Statistics and Applications of Baryon Correlation Functions in Lattice QCD. (Prof. Martin J. Savage) Samuel Patrick Wallen, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Analytical and Computational Modeling of Mechanical Waves in Microscale Granular Crystals: Nonlinearity and Rotational Dynamics. (Prof. Nicholas S. Boechler) Emma K. Wampler, Psychology. Dissertation: Individual Differences in Grammatical Error Processing. (Prof. Lee E. Osterhout) Zeyu Wang, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Bridging the Gaps for Valuing Distributed Energy Resources. (Prof. Daniel Sadi Kirschen) Xiaoliang Wang, Epidemiology. Dissertation: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Chronic Inflammation and Colorectal Cancer Risk. (Prof. J. Emily White) Shuoqi Wang, Industrial Engineering. Dissertation: Integrated Approach and Analysis of Reliability, Robustness, Resilience and Infrastructure Applications. (Profs. Kailash C. Kapur & Dorothy Reed) Lidan Wang, Mathematics. Dissertation: Non-Local Operators, Jump Diffusions and Feynman-Kac Transform. (Prof. Zhen-Qing Chen) Yishen Wang, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Energy Storage Operation With Wind Uncertainty. (Prof. Daniel Sadi Kirschen) Rebecca C. Wellington, Education: Educ Leadershp & Policy St. Dissertation: Girls’ Vocational Education at Chemawa Indian School 1900-1930: A Story of Acculturation and Self-Advocacy. (Prof. Nancy Elizabeth Beadie) Chelsey R. Wilks, Clinical Psychology. Dissertation: Internet-Delivered Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training for Suicidal and Heavy Episodic Drinkers. (Prof. Marsha M. Linehan) Joshua A. Williams, International Studies. Dissertation: Electoral Campaigning and the Internet in Japan in the 2010s. (Prof. Robert J. Pekkanen) Ellita T. Williams, Nursing. Dissertation: Influence of Nighttime Interruptions on Sleep and Function of Patients Following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). (Prof. Hilaire Thompson) Kerri M. Wingert, Education: Learning Sciences. Dissertation: Supporting Language- Minoritized Students in Science Practices Within a Research-Practice Partnership. (Prof. Philip L. Bell) Sipim Wiwatwattana, Law. Dissertation: The ASEAN Patent System: The Adoption of Regional Patent Office in ASEAN. (Prof. Toshiko Takenaka) Aaron Robert Wood, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Offset Pipelining for Coarse Grained Reconfigurable Arrays. (Prof. Scott Hauck)