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Dissertations from 2020

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Calibration Transients In LIGO Detectors, Thomas Daniel Abbott

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Neuromotor Control of the Hand During Smartphone Manipulation, Prasanna Kumar Acharya

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Phenotypic and Genotypic Characterization of Aroma and Cercospora janseana Resistance in U.S. Rice, Christopher Keith Addison

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Crisis, Crisis, Read All About It! Investigating the Direct and Joint Effects of Crisis Response Strategies, Crisis History and Strategic Actions on the Tone of Media Coverage, Habiba Nefisa Alambo

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Talking About the Weather: Impacts of Tornado Stories on Memory and Identity, Ashley L. Allen

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The Function of Poetry in the Maqamat al-Hariri, Hussam Almujalli

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Adaptive Data Migration in Load-Imbalanced HPC Applications, Parsa Amini

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Estimation of the Axial and Lateral Capacity of Driven Piles from the Results of Cone Penetration Test and Finite Element Analysis, Mohsen Amirmojahedi

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The Long-Term Outlook of the Mississippi-Atchafalaya Bifurcation: A Convergence of Engineering, Economics, and Deltaic Evolution, Thomas Mitchell Andrus

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Identifying Human Trafficking Networks in Louisiana by Using Authorship Attribution and Network Modeling, Hassan Marzoughi Ardakani

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Measurements and Mitigation of Scattered Light Noise in LIGO, Corey Daniel Austin

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Motivation, Higher Education, Belonging, and Development: Integration of Highly Educated Immigrants into the Western Labor Market, Cihan Aydiner

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Gender Equality, Tolerance, and Wellbeing in Turkey: The Role of Religion, Ramazan Aydogdu

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Interactions between Federal Education Tax Credits and State-Based Aid Programs: An Analysis of State Budgeting for Higher Education, Anna Castrillo Bartel

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Study of Fundamental Tradeoff Between Deliverable and Private Information in Statistical Inference, Farhang Bayat

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Characterizing the Epidemiology of Bluetongue and Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus in Louisiana, Michael Edward Becker

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Incorporation of Lignin in Natural and Synthetic Biomaterials to Alter Mechanical and Biochemical Properties for Enhanced Wound Healing, Jorge Alfonso Belgodere

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Virtual Touch: Embodied Experiences of (dis)Embodied Intimacy in Mediatized Performance, Naomi Petrea Bennett

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Examining Relationships between Early Childcare Teachers' Adult Attachment Orientations and Quality of Interaction in the Infant Classroom, Alexandra Morris Benoit

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Exploring Predictors of Older Adults' Performance on a Novel Driving Simulator Task, John Philip Bernstein

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Sustainable Management of Groundwater in Louisiana, Dependra Bhatta

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Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Frequency and Intensity Related to Observed and Modeled Geophysical and Aerosol Variables, Rupsa Bhowmick

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Morphology and Dynamics of Bottlebrush Polymers, Karin Julia Bichler

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Examining Nursing Student Dropout Behavior: An Event History Analysis, Michele Lee Blackwell

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Earnings Management of Leaders and Laggards, Candice Roche Boucree

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National Guard Familes: The Relationship between Institutional Discourses and Lived Experiences, Kimberly Saunier Boudreaux

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Some Results on Seymour’s Second-Neighborhood Conjecture and on Decompositions of Graphs, Farid Bouya

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Combinatorial and Asymptotic Statistical Properties of Partitions and Unimodal Sequences, Walter McFarland Bridges

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The Use of the Alexander Technique as a Practice Tool for Horn Performance, Centria Deondra Brown

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Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Reproduction and Ontogeny of Gulf Killifish (Fundulus grandis), Charles Alexander Brown

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Agenda Cueing in Aggregated Newsfeeds, Kirill Bryanov

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The Association Between Autism Spectrum Disorder and Parental Age, Claire Burns

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Regulation of MPCs and KAT8 During Adipogenesis and Nutritional Regulation, Jasmine Burrell

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Unprepared to be Culturally Responsive: An Examination of Secondary ESL Educators in Rural Louisiana, Danielle Marie Butcher

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A Multifaceted Biological Engineering Approach to Breast Cancer Modeling and Drug Delivery, Charles Ethan Byrne

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An Investigation of Athletic Buoyancy in Adult Recreational and Sport Club Athletes, Jackie Rae Victoriano Calhoun

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Interactions Among Amygdala Volume, Cortical Thickness, and Structural Connectivity in Youth: Relationship to Emotion Regulation, Peter James Castagna

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First-Principle Study on the Interaction of Ligands with Gold and Effects on Catalytic Activities, Xun Cheng

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Source Apportionment of Ozone and Its Health Effects in North China Plain and Southeast U.S., Kaiyu Chen

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A Performance Guide to Kurt Erickson's Song Cycle Here, Bullet, André Yong Chun Chiang

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A Framework for Augmenting Building Performance Models Using Machine Learning and Immersive Virtual Environment, Chanachok Chokwitthaya

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Physical and Biological Factors Controlling the Fate of Nitrate in a Louisiana Coastal Deltaic Floodplain, Alexandra Christensen

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New Synthetic Transformations Utilizing Silyloxyallyl Cations and Epoxonium Ions as Reactive Intermediates, Alexander Houston Cleveland

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Family Matters. Or Does It? Family Involvement in American Education, Isaiah Fink Avraham Cohen

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Günter Grass: Class, Politics, and Memory, Alex Cole

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Ecogeomorphic Evolution of Muddy Coastlines: How Biota on a Range of Scales, from Microscopic Biofilms to Landscape-scale Vegetation Zonation Patterns, Interact with Physical Processes, Kendall Cole

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Sodium Propionate and Sodium Butyrate Promote Fatty Acid Oxidation in HepG2 Cells under Oxidative Stress, Kristina Jazmin Cook

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Moderators of Academic Performance and Symptom Severity in Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Ryan Nicole Cummins

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A Conductor's Guide to Dale Trumbore's How To Go On, Stuart Dameron

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Three Essays on Variation in Intergenerational Mobility and Incarceration in the United States, Vikash Dangal

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Tunable Luminescence of Rare Earth Doped Nanophosphors via Adaptive Optical Properties of Transition Metals, Pragathi Darapaneni

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Structure and Dynamics of Phospholipid Vesicles and the Dependence on Nanoscale Interactions with Molecules of Varying Complexity, Lakshapathy Widanelage Judith Upeka De Mel

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Identification of Top-down, Bottom-up, and Cement-Treated Reflective Cracks Using Convolutional Neural Network and Artificial Neural Network, Nirmal Dhakal

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Pacific Crosswinds: Antebellum American Fiction and the Transpacific World, Caleb Scofield Doan

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Essays on Mortgage Portfolio Diversification, Timothy Patrick Dombrowski

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Characterization of Drosophila Boundary Element Associated Factor BEAF-32B Interactions with Transcription Factors and Chromatin Remodeling Complexes., Yuankai Dong

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Schnittke, Gubaidulina, and Pärt: Religion and Spirituality during the Late Thaw and Early Perestroika, Aleksandra Drozzina

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The Evolution of Bivalve Shell Matrix Proteins, Mark Ira Duhon II

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Experimental Evaluation of How Mineralogy and Microstructure Impact Micro-Geomechanics of Shale Rocks, Hui Du

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A Phase-Field Approach to Diffusion-Driven Fracture, Friedrich Wilhelm Alexander Dunkel

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The Perceptions of Foster Care Alumni's Experiences with Four-Year Post-Secondary Institutions: A Case for Capital and Field Advantage, June M. Durio

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A Single Case Study on the Impact of Louisiana's Induction Program on High School Beginning Teachers, Lorita Ann Eichelberger

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Two Communication Approaches to Explaining Interpersonal Sibling Differences: Interpersonal Conflict Causing Sibling Deidentification and Media Use Cultivating Family Communication Orientation, Judson Holloway Eldredge

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Experiences of Transgender Men Who Joined National Pan-Hellenic Council Sororities Pre-Transition, Sydney Epps

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Ageism and Embodied Stereotypes: A Study of Adult Learners in Community College at Midlife, Marla Jane Erwin

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Social Contexts and Disconnectedness: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Interrelated Effects of Families, Peers, and Schools on African American Youth, Danielle R. Eugene

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Constructing Sanctuary: Refuge and Asylum in Late Medieval Literature, Laura Gayle Fallon

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The Concurrent Prevalence of Modernism and Romanticism as seen in the Operas Performed between the World Wars and Exemplified in Ernst Krenek’s Jonny Spielt Auf, Nicole Fassold

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On Selected Subclasses of Matroids, Tara Elizabeth Fife

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Noble-Transition Alloy Absorbers for Near-Infrared Hot-Carrier Optoelectronics, Sara Karoline Figueiredo Stofela

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Methods for 1,2-Cis-Selective O-Glycosylation and Synthesis of an A. baumannii Lipooligosaccharide Core Disaccharide, Ashley Fulton

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Internals In Gas-Liquid Systems, Sai Sankar Ganesan

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Transition Metal Complexes of Pyridyltriazole and Bipyridine Ligands, Sen Gao

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Leave It to the People: Position and Positioning of Stakeholders in Top-Down Sustainable Development and Risk Reduction Frameworks from Global to Local Levels, Bethany Bille Garfield

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The Impact of Type of High School Institution on University Retention of Undergraduate Students, Rachel Pierson Gill

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Socio-Eonomic Impact of Immigration and Diversity in the U.S., Peter Gingeleskie

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A Study of 26Al(p, γ)27Si with the Silicon Array for Branching Ratio Experiments (SABRE), Erin Courtney Good

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Investigating Leadership Styles of Childcare Directors, Michelle P. Grantham-Caston

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Natural Variation and Evolutionary Responses to Climate Change Stressors in Marine Invertebrates, Joanna Sarah Griffiths

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Edwardsiella Ictaluri Is Capable of Persisting in Channel Catfish by Evading Host T Cell and Cell Death Responses, Elizabeth Watts Griggs

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A Study of Particle-laden Flows from Meso and Micro-scale Perspectives, Daniel Guedes de Oliveira

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Leveling the Viewing Field: The Impact of Target Prevalence on Searcher's Functional Viewing Field, Juan D. Guevara Pinto

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Design, Synthesis and Characterization of New Superconductors, Xin Gui

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Phytosampling of Ambient Air Particulate Matter (PM) -New Method of PM-Associated Pollution Characterization, Chuqi Guo

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Numerical Modeling of Wave- and Current-supported Turbidity Currents over Erodible Bed, Sahar Haddadian

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Methodologies for Improvement of Metal Fatigue Life, Ali Haghshenas

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Mixed Messages: Reading Contemporary U.S. Literature of Biracial Girlhood, Candice Nicole Hale

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Second Harmonic Generation Spectroscopy and Microscopy of Liposomes, Nanoparticles, and Cells, Prakash Hamal

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Adult and Maternal Waterpipe Tobacco Smoke Exposures Alter Immune Responses of the Lung and Modify Offspring Susceptibility to Allergen-Induced Asthma, Harriet Lajade Hammond

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Baton Rouge SLAM!: An Obituary for Summer 2016: A Critical Performance Ethnography of Eclectic Truth Poetry Slam, Joshua Hamzehee

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Concentrations, Sources and Health Risks of Particulate Matter in Southeast US: Current Status and Future Changes, Fenglin Han

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Second Sonata for Piano and Violin in F minor Op. 6 by George Enesco A Transcription for Cello, Andrian Harabaru

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The Effects of Radical Containing Combustion Derived Particulate Matter in Adult Mouse Respiratory System, Jeffrey Harding

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Habitat Fragmentation and Range Margin Effects on Dispersal and Interactions between Competitors, Rachel Roxann Harman

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Biogeography of Biological Control: Spatial Variation in Agent-Host Interactions, Nathan Harms

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Geotechnical Properties, Design, and Performance of Natural Infrastructure, Brian D. Harris

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Spectroscopic Study of Natural Organic Matter and Carbon Fluctuation in Environmental Systems, Michael Patrick Hayes

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Instrument Construction: An Examination of the Effect of Lead Pipe Design Variability on Tuba Response, Larry James Heard

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Correctional Officers' Mental Health Literacy and Attitudes Toward Offenders with Mental Illness, Amber Rebecca Hebert

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Insights to Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus) Foraging Ecology from Stable Isotope and DNA Metabarcoding Analyses, Keith Michael Hernandez