The University of Rhode Island archives and provides access to PhD dissertations through DigitalCommons@URI. For additional background, see Information on the University of Rhode Island’s ETD Program.

For questions about dissertations in DigitalCommons@URI, contact Julia Lovett, Digital Initiatives Librarian, at .

For questions about URI's dissertations submission process in general, contact Al Gerheim at or see http://www.uri.edu/gsadmis/formatting.html.

Follow

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

PDF

Aroke, Hilary A.. Economic Burden and Mortality Associated With Prescription Opioid Use

PDF

Bandara, Nuwan Dhananjaya. Profiling and Modification of Silicon Nitride Based Planar Substrates and Nanopores

PDF

Bannin, Timothy J.. H-Bonding Catalyst Systems for the Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters and Carbonates

PDF

Battles, Andrew Clark. The Effects of Urbanization on Performance, Habitat Selection, and Persistence of Anolis Lizards

PDF

Beatty, Jacqueline Ann. Exploring the Role of a Novel Device in Weight Loss Outcomes and Behaviors

PDF

Benson, Nancy A.. Understanding Reading Sponsorship Through Analysis of First-Year Composition Students’ Literacy Narratives

PDF

Bertrand, Elliott J.. Global Dynamics of Some Competitive and Cooperative Discrete Dynamical Systems

PDF

Bin Muhsinah, Abdullatif. Phytochemical Investigation of a Native North American Species, “Acer saccarinum” and an Endemic Saudi Arabian Species, “Euphorbia saudiarabica

PDF

Bitgood, Christopher. The Ninth Grade Experience: Examining the Role of Student Voice in the School Reform Process

PDF

Brecke, Anna J.. Widening the Sphere: Mid-to-Late Victorian Popular Fiction, Gender Representation, and Canonicity

PDF

Brent, Sarah Elizabeth. Diffusion of Ultra-Cold Neutrons in Randomly Rough Channels

PDF

Briggette, Lindy E.. Demonstrating Feminist Metic Intelligence Through the Embodied Rhetorical Practices of Julia Child

PDF

Casey, Alanna. Climate Change and Coastal Cultural Heritage: Insights from Three National Parks

PDF

Clemons, Rachel Lee Ficke. Agents of Change: Youth Development & Social Justice Activism

PDF

Cobbina, Enoch. In Vitro Drug Metabolism and Population Pharmacokinetics as Tools for Elucidating Pharmacokinetic Variability

PDF

Colizza, Kevin. Metabolism and Gas Phase Reactions of Peroxide Explosives Using Atmospheric Pressure Ionization Mass Spectrometry

PDF

Datta, Partha. Organocatalytic Pathway to the Creation of Polymeric Materials with Some Mechanistic Investigations

PDF

Donovan, Kellye A.. An Evaluation of Atypical Antipsychotic Use, Costs and Effectiveness in the Pediatric Population

PDF

Estabrooks, Chad. Identifications in Escape Regions of the Parameter Space of Cubic Polynomials

PDF

Faghihzadeh, Fatemeh. Kinetic, Metabolic and Macromolecular Response of Bacteria to Antimicrobial Agents

PDF

Fallatah, Othman Abdulrahman. Assessing Groundwater Quantity and Quality Variations in Arid Regions Due to Climate Changes and Anthropogenic Factors: Case Study Saudi Arabia

PDF

Fede, Jacquelyn Heyward. Sin Papeles y Licencia: Access to Drivers’ Licenses and Participation in Early Care and Education

PDF

Flowers, Brian Adrian. Virtual Environments for the Induction of Action

PDF

Gu, Lucy Ling. Varying Social Media and Involvement to Determine Recruitment Effectiveness in Adolescent Populations

PDF

Heath, Jeffrey A.. Developing a New Perspective: Using Narrative Inquiry and Visual Methods to Explore Hegemonic Masculinity in Physical Education

PDF

Hoffmann, Jennifer. Investigation of Failure and Gassing in Advanced Lithium Ion Battery Systems with Electrolyte Optimization as a Solution

PDF

Holt, Ryan Edward. Benefits Associated With Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Learning

PDF

Hwang, Eunsun. Estimating Recreational User Day Value and Impacts of Congestion and Water Quality: Application to Salt Ponds, Rhode Island

PDF

Karawdeniya, Buddini I.. Nanostructured Interfaces for Single Molecule Sensing and Molecular Fingerprinting

PDF

Kar, Suvrajyoti. Analysis of Viscoelestic Properties of Elastomers Using Molecular Modeling

PDF

Li, Yifei. Three Essays on Corporate Asset Growth, Bond Pricing, and Implicit Government Guarantees

PDF

McIntosh, Robert Duncan. Towards a Comparative Index of Seaport Climate Vulnerability: Developing Indicators from Open-Data

PDF

Michaud, Clayton P.. Discrete Classification Problems in Agricultural and Behavioral Economics

PDF

Milien, Mickdy S.. The Employment of Electrolyte Additives to Overcome the Limitations of Li-ION Batteries

PDF

Prendergast, Patrick. Essays on Measuring Dynamic Community Responses to Environmental Events

PDF

Ruise, Brandis. The School Connections Survey and Middle School Students: Concurrent Validity with the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

PDF

Santos, Cláudia Yang. Cardiovascular and Retinal Vascular Changes in Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease

PDF

Sauvage, Justine Flore. Sedimentary Catalysis of Radiolytic Hydrogen Production

PDF

Simmonds, Katherine Elisabeth. Nurse Practitioners’ and Certified Nurse Midwives’ Experiences Providing Comprehensive Early Abortion Care in New England

PDF

Staniszewski, Christopher. On Possible Limit Functions on a Fatou Component in Non-Autonomous Iteration

PDF

Still, Bryan. Design of Complex Engineered Systems and the Effectiveness of Organizational Networks

PDF

Thomas, Edward Alan. Understanding Confined Fluids in Shale Gas Systems

PDF

Toole, Christopher. Source Localization of Tripolar Electroencephalography

PDF

Wang, Xiaodong. Facilitated Excretion of Gold Nanoparticles by Copper Sulfide Nanoparticles Through the ATP7B Transporter

PDF

Wertman, Christina Anne. Circulation & Exchange Within Shelf & Estuarine Waters Driven by the Atmosphere, Tides and Buoyancy

PDF

Wickham, Kimberly. Questing Feminism: Narrative Tensions and Magical Women in Modern Fantasy

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

PDF

Adhibhatta, Syama S.. Biological Process: Characterization, Establishment of Shelf Life and Optimizing Method Transfers

PDF

Adusumalli, Sravani. Biotransformation and Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of PF-5190457, A Novel Drug Candidate for Alcoholism

PDF

Al Harfi Albluwi, Qutaiba. Framework for Performance Evaluation of Computer Security Incident Response Capabilities

PDF

Alhasani, Ahmed Salem. Assessing Hand Hygiene Compliance in Healthcare Workers to Reduce Infectious Disease

PDF

Alhasani, Mona Abdulmuti. The Influence of Interfacial Effects by PVDF on the Fluorescent Properties of Rhodamine 6G

PDF

Anish, Beth O'Leary. Writing Irish America: Communal Memory and the Narrative of Nation in Diaspora

PDF

Barone, Carly. Anthelmintic Efficacy of Bioactive Compounds Within Cranberry Vine and Birdsfoot Trefoil

PDF

Bauerband, Loren Andrew. Investigation of Health Risk Patterns Across Sexual and Gender Minority Identities

PDF

Beiram, Rami. Health Outcomes Research of Novel Disease Modifying Medications in Alzheimer’s Disease and Cost Burden of Early Onset Dementia

PDF

Belanger, Jillian. Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-Up Comedians as Sophists, Jesters, Public Intellectuals and Activists

PDF

Bell, Samuel D.. Understanding Pregnancy Centered Medications: Characterizing the Interactions of a Series of Sulfonylurea Analogs and the ATP Binding Cassette Transporter Proteins, P-Glycoprotein and Breast Cancer Resistance Protein

PDF

Benharris, Lyndsey A.. Exploring Critical Literacy with Early Childhood Educators

PDF

Bernstein, Michael. A Personalized Normative Feedback Text-Message Intervention to Reduce 21st Birthday Alcohol Use and Problems

PDF

Bigdeli, Arash. Modeling Gas Budgets in Marginal Sea Ice Zones

PDF

Boccio, Rachel. Architectures of Captivity: Imagining Freedom in Antebellum America

PDF

Brannon, Elizabeth Quinn. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Biological Nutrient Removal During Wastewater Treatment

PDF

Brown, Austin Collins. Improvised Explosives: X-Ray Detection & Euthectics of Erythritol Tetranitrate

PDF

Buchanan, Scott W.. The Influence of Altered Habitat: Landscape Ecology of Freshwater Turtles in Rhode Island

PDF

Cai, Ang. Conformational Insights Into Aminobiphenyl-Modified DNA: Implications for Mutation and Repair

PDF

Chae, Younghun. Representing Statistical Network-Based Anomaly Detection by Using Trust

PDF

Chapman, Mingyu. Development of Rhodamine 6G Thin Filmn as a Fluorescent Sensor for Explosive Vapor Detection

PDF

Chaudhuri, Sauradip. Derivatized Cyclodextrins and Their Modified Synthetic Architectures for Sensing and Catalysis

PDF

Chen, Bing. Extending TTM-Based Quantitative Predictions to HIV Prevention Among MSM

PDF

Chen, Zhen. Sub-Terahertz Range Fiber Optic Devices for Sensing Applications

PDF

Clark, Jodi L.. Teachers' Experiences of Induction Coaching: A Narrative Retrospective Inquiry

PDF

Coia, Bethany J.. A Description of Approachable Nurses: The Voice of the Hospitalized Child

PDF

Cui, Yixin. High Throughput and Mechanistic Analysis of the HRD Motif of Src Protein Tyrosine Kinase

PDF

Deering, Robert W.. Using Natural Products to Treat Resistant and Persistent Bacterial Infections

PDF

Ducharme, Daniel N.. Machine Learning for the Automated Identification of Cyberbullying and Cyberharassment

PDF

Dunn, Hailee K.. Exploring Ways to Enhance Teens' Participation in Social Media Interventions: A Formative Research Study

PDF

Foley, Amy A.. Doorways to Being: Modernism and 'Lived' Architectures

PDF

Foppert, Annie. Southern Ocean Eddy Heat Flux and Eddy-Mean Flow Interactions in Drake Passage

PDF

Fullerton, Bridget. Undergraduate Student Perspectives on Electronic Portfolio Assessment in College Composition Courses

PDF

Fuvich, Jennifer Irene. Exploring the Perceptions of Nursing Students’ Self-Confidence in the Acute Care Setting

PDF

Gayle, Crystal Nicole. European American Students' Supports, Challenges, and Perceptions of Their Peers of Color

PDF

Gedikli, Ersegun Deniz. Dynamic Response and Active Control of Flexible Cylindrical Structures Undergoing Vortex-Induced Vibrations

PDF

Giampa, Joseph Robert. Experimental Study of Plate Anchor-Soil Interaction in Sand for the Development of a Novel Anchor

PDF

Gill, Carrie A.. Encouraging Energy Efficiancy: Pricing, Education, and Framing

PDF

Grattan, Amy S.. Early Childhood Educators' Perspectives on Autism and Evidence-Based Practices

PDF

Hayes, David Brian. Identity, Awareness, Action: A Study of White Anti-Racist Faculty Praxis at Two Predominantly White Institutions

PDF

Henley, Heath. Modeling Phase Behavior in Complex Systems Using the Gibbs-Helmholtz Constrained Equation of State

PDF

Hernandez, Wilfred. Development of a Sustainable Quality Assurance Program for Transportation Infrastructure

PDF

Hickey, Joyce Ellen. Stress, Coping, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Health and Cortisol in Premature Infants, at Age 23

PDF

Ilbeigi, Shahab. A New Framework for Model Reduction of Complex Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

PDF

Jacobsen, Stephanie L.. The Blame Game: The Effect of Recommendation Context on Product Outcome Attributions

PDF

Jones, Uchenna J.. School Professionals’ Knowledge and Attitudes About Child Mental Health: Child Diagnosis, Gender, and Ethnicity

PDF

Joseph, Emilie B.. Impact of Multicultural Ethnic Identity on Emerging Adult Alcohol and Marijuana Use

PDF

Khyat, Toufik. Bifurcations of Some Planar Discrete Dynamical Systems with Applications

PDF

Korn, Maggie Arin. Being a Man with an Invisible Disability: College Men's Experiences

PDF

Kunicki, Zachary J.. The Factor Structure of Resilience and the Relationship Between Resiliance and Physical Activity

PDF

Li, Xingxing. Characterization of Cellulose Synthesis Complexes in Physcomitrella patens

PDF

Makki, Emad Ahmad. Experimental Studies on Mitigating the Risk of Air Blast Loading

PDF

Marcotte, Melissa. Differential Effects of State Shame and Self-Affirmation on Reactive Aggression

PDF

Mathews, Deborah K.. Predictors of Success in Learning Computer Programming