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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Postgraduate Endodontic Programs in the United States, Bianca Aboubakare, James Chen, and Johnah C. Galicia

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Thesis: CONSTRUCTING A VALIDITY ARGUMENT FOR ASSESSMENTS OF CLINICAL COMPETENCE IN PREDOCTORAL DENTAL EDUCATION: A RETROSPECTIVE EVALUATION, Fatema Alkazemi

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Dissertation: THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERS’ PERSPECTIVES OF HIGHER EDUCATION SAFETY CULTURE, Zenebe Asfir

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Thesis: BEYOND CORTISOL: INDICATORS OF STRESS AND NEGATIVE FEEDBACK IN PLASMA AND BLUBBER OF MARINE MAMMALS, Jessica Avalos

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Dissertation: Hostile Takeover: The Effects of Work Stress, Monica D. Barletta

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Thesis: DEVELOPMENTAL PLASTICITY OF STRESS TOLERANCE AND LIFE-HISTORY STRATEGY TO ARTIFICIAL LIGHT AT NIGHT, Alyssa M. Bonfoey

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Dissertation: POPULARITY AND INTERNALIZING SYMPTOMS: THE POSSIBLE MEDIATIONAL ROLE OF FRIENDSHIP QUALITY, Jocelyn Camargo

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Dissertation: SELF-AUTHORSHIP AND THE EFFECTS OF REVERSE CULTURE SHOCK IN POST-STUDY ABROAD U.S. COLLEGE STUDENTS: STRANGERS IN THEIR OWN LAND, Tarianne G. Cotton

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EFFICACY OF CARIES DETECTION AND CHARACTERIZATION USING NEAR-INFRARED IMAGING TECHNOLOGY IN THE ITERO ELEMENT 5D INTRAORAL SCANNER IN COMPARISON TO CLINICAL-REFERENCE STANDARD BITEWING RADIOGRAPHS IN A PEDIATRIC POPULATION, Kyle Cuenin and James Chen

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Thesis: The Vagabond Flourine Atom Revisited: Dissociative Photoionization of Tri- and Pentafluoropropene, Jessica K. De La Cruz

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Thesis: Evaluating a Nondirective Health Coaching Package and a Directive Coaching Package for Increasing Physical Activity, Hailey E. Donohue

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Thesis: MICROBIAL COMMUNITY ANALYSIS: BIOFILM INHIBITION & ALGAE ASSOCIATED COMMUNITY STRUCTURE, Michelle V. Fong

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Dissertation: Student Loan Debt and First-Generation Community College Students, Sandra A. Fuentes

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Dissertation: THE MEDIATING EFFECT OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT ON PEER INFLUENCE AND BELONGINGNESS ON ADOLESCENT EDUCATIONAL ASPIRATIONS, Thavy Van Garst

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Thesis: EVALUATING THE EFFECTS OF CLIENT-SET VERSUS COACH-SET GOALS IN THE CONTEXT OF A HEALTH-COACHING INTERVENTION FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, J. Logan Gibson

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Thesis: REGULATION OF PPP1R15A (GADD34) AND PPP1R15B (CREP) MRNA EXPRESSION AND LOCALIZATION IN THE UNFOLDED PROTEIN RESPONSE, Krithika Giresh

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Thesis: Inhibition of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm by Variovorax paradoxus, Esther Gomez

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Dissertation: All IN PIX YPAR: A YOUTH PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH STUDY OF STUDENTS WITH SIGNIFICANT DISABILITIES IN HIGH SCHOOL, Jessica L. Jennings

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Thesis: Optimization of the structure of TTR Ligands for Half-life Extension (TLHE), Guanming Jiang

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Dissertation: EFFECTS OF PEER RELATIONSHIPS ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AVOIDANT ATTACHMENT AND ROMANTIC INTIMACY AMONG ADOLESCENTS, Selina Johnson

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Thesis: IMPACTS OF PLASTIC POLLUTION ON A PELAGIC MARINE MAMMAL, THE NORTHERN ELEPHANT SEAL, Lauren M. Kashiwabara

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Thesis: GC/MS AND LC/MS APPROACHES TO CHEMICAL COMMUNICATION IN PLANTS AND MARINE CYANOBACTERIA, Carolyn Keim

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Dissertation: Utilization of Virtual Reality for General Education Purposes, Amit Lal

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Dissertation: Continuous Improvement in Practice: One K–12 District’s Leadership Journey, Orquidea Largo

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EARLY PREDICTION OF THE NEED FOR ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY IN PATIENTS WITH CLEFT LIP AND PALATE USING SKELETAL AND SOFT TISSUE CEPHALOMETRIC LANDMARKS, Bianca Amy Lau; James Chen; and Marie M. Tolarová MD, PhD, DrSc

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Dissertation: A Cultural Perspective of the Adult Attachment Projective Picture System with Latino Youth, Erika J. Leacox

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CLASS III CORRECTION USING CLEAR ALIGNER THERAPY IN ADULT PATIENTS, Kyra Lee, Kimberly Mahood, and Heesoo Oh

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EXTERNAL APICAL ROOT RESORPTION OF MAXILLARY INCISORS FOLLOWING ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT IN PATIENTS WITH SHORT ROOT ANOMALY: A CBCT STUDY, Eric Le, Jonas Bianchi, and Heesoo Oh

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Dissertation: DISAPPEARING ACTS: THE DECLINING NUMBERS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN TEACHERS IN PUBLIC SCHOOL SETTINGS, Catherine F. Lewis-Brownfield

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Dissertation: PERIPHERALLY RESTRICTED DELIVERY SYSTEM PROVIDES INSIGHTS ON THE ROLE OF CNS IN PRECIPITATING OPIOID-INDUCED CONSTIPATION, Dengpan Liang

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Thesis: Investigation of CDK8 inhibitor Q-12 effects on CDK8 and CDK8 substrates in triple negative breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-468, Shengxi Li

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Thesis: THE INTERRELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TREATMENT, ETHNICITY, AND STRUCTURED EXERCISE IN CLINICAL POPULATIONS, Amanda M. F. Lopez

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Dissertation: CON ILUSIÓN Y GANAS: ADVANCING THE TRANSFER RATES OF LATINO MALE SCHOLARS, Abraham Madrigal Barajas

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Relationship Between Diabetic Status and Levels of Salivary Statherin, Nikhil Malhan, David Ojcius, and Scott Davis

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Dissertation: PEPTOID FRAGMENTATION PATHWAYS BY TANDEM MASS SPECTROMETRY STUDIES, Yadwinder Singh Mann

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THREE-DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS OF SKELETAL CHANGES AND STABILITY IN FIXED ORTHODONTICS VS. INVISALIGN THERAPY IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING SURGERY FIRST APPROACH, Mojan Mirnia, Hyeon-Shik Hwang, and Jonas Bianchi

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Thesis: LAND-USE AND ANT BIODIVERSITY IN CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL VALLEY, Laura L. Navarro

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Dissertation: THE COMBINATORY EFFECTS OF PEDIATRIC OBESITY AND ONTOGENY ON MONOCARBOXYLATE TRANSPORTER EXPRESSION IN TISSUES OF DRUG DISPOSITION, Michael Ng

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Thesis: SOCIAL MOVEMENT SPLINTERING: AN EXAMINATION OF STOCKTON STANDS WITH MINNEAPOLIS AND NEWS MEDIA REPRESENTATION, Kevin Ozomaro

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Thesis: HOW DO THEY DO IT? USING OMICS APPROACHES TO EXPLORE METABOLIC RESPONSES ASSOCIATED WITH HYPOXIA AND EXERCISE TOLERANCE IN THE DEEPEST DIVING PINNIPED, Elizabeth R. Piotrowski

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Thesis: Optimizing the human aryl hydrocarbon receptor (hAHR) expression in Pichia pastoris, junyu qian

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Dissertation: Empowerment by Design: Classroom Innovation and Inquiry Through Design Thinking and Action Research, Cory Rayala

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Dissertation: Intrinsic motivation is not enough: Exploring the decision to pursue promotion to full professor, Margaret Roberts

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Thesis: The Relationship Between The Educational Experiences Of Senior Dental Students And Their Attitudes Towards Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities, Alya Sarkhouah

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Thesis: SELF-CARE PRACTICES AND BURNOUT EXPERIENCES OF MUSIC THERAPISTS IN A METROPOLITAN CITY, Sylvester Sroka

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Dissertation: STUDENT ENGAGEMENT, EXPERIENCE, & SUPPORT AMONG PRE-PHARMACY STUDENTS, James J. Stack

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The outcome and stability of anterior open bite treatment with clear aligners in adults, Heeyeon Suh, Kimberly Mahood, and Heesoo Oh

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Dissertation: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN AND THE CALIFORNIA BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENT FOR TEACHING, Willie C. Thomas II

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An In Vitro Evaluation of the Kontrolflex Accufile Hand File, Mia Tittle

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Dissertation: PERIPHERALLY RESTRICTED OPIOID CONJUGATES AND ITS USE AS PHARMACOLOGICAL PROBES AND POTENTIAL THERAPEUTICS, Md Tariqul Haque Tuhin

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Assessment of skeletal changes and mandibular plane in growing patients treated with miniscrew assisted (MARPE) and conventional rapid palatal expansion using CBCT images, Daniel Voorhees, Jonas Bianchi, and Heesoo Oh

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Searching for association of GSK3β rs13314595, MSX1 rs3821949, TGFβ3 rs3917201, and BMP4 rs17563 with non-syndromic cleft lip and palate, Gabrielle Wainwright; Marie M. Tolarová MD, PhD, DrSc; and Mirek Tolar

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Dissertation: COMPARISON OF FIRST-TIME NEUROCOGNITIVE BASELINE COGNIGRAM ASSESSMENTS BETWEEN AMERICAN AND BRAZILIAN PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDING ATHLETES, Peter Wang

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Thesis: EXPRESSION OF MOUSE FULL-LENGTH ARYL HYDROCARBON RECEPTOR AND HUMAN ARYL HYDROCARBON RECEPTOR LIGAND BINDING DOMAIN IN PICHIA PASTORIS, Yiyuan Wang

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Dissertation: Where are all the African-American Women Superintendents in California, Oregon, and Washington State?, Toniesha D. Webb

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Dissertation: AN EXAMINATION OF THE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SKILLS NECESSARY TO PROMOTE COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS FOR A RURAL CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL, Anna Austin Whitesides

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Thesis: EFFECTS OF TOMMY JOHN SURGERY, DRAFT ORDER, AND MONETARY FACTORS ON THE VALUE OF PITCHERS IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, Jonathan P. Wong

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Thesis: CPF1-BASED CRISPR GENOME EDITING IN THE CYANOBACTERIUM N. PUNCTIFORME, Soohan Woo

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Dissertation: CULTURAL AND GENDER SHIFTS: TRENDS AND FACTORS HMONG MALE STUDENTS FACE IN PURSUIT OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Sai Yang Xiong

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Dissertation: GAS-PHASE ACID-BASE PROPERTIES AND CONFORMATIONS OF OLIGOPEPTIDES THROUGH MASS SPECTROMETRY AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES, Yuntao Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Thesis: The Effects of Adding Motivational Interviewing to a Behavioral Coaching Intervention to Increase Physical Activity, Ryley Acrea

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Thesis: A TIERED RECOMMENDER SYSTEM FOR COST-EFFECTIVE CLOUD INSTANCE SELECTION, Xusheng Ai

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Thesis: DETERMINING OPTIMAL RESISTANCE LOADS DURING EXERCISE IN MALE AND FEMALE COLLEGE STUDENTS, Alexia Amo

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Thesis: Memory Strategy Instruction With Goal-Setting And Positive Feedback: Impact On Memory, Strategy Use, and Task Commitment, Mercedes E. Ball

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Thesis: Feasibility and Effectiveness of Self-Administered Mood Vectoring Playlists in the Treatment of Anxiety Symptoms, Katie A. Bautch

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Dissertation: The Effect of Therapeutic Music Playlists on Symptoms of Anxiety: A Clinical Trial, Katie A. Bautch

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Dissertation: WHERE AM I?: THE ABSENCE OF THE BLACK MALE FROM THE E-SUITE, Brian Bedford

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Thesis: A REVIEW OF THE USE OF ADVANCE NOTICE AS AN INTERVENTION FOR TRANSITION RELATED PROBLEM BEHAVIOR: IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE AND FUTURE RESEARCH, Matthew Boliard

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AN IN VITRO EVALUATION OF THE WIRELE-X ELECTRONIC APEX LOCATOR, Lucas M. Brand DDS, Craig A. Dunlap DDS, Ray Scott DDS MSD, and Ove A. Peters DMD MS PhD

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Thesis: HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE DEI CLIMATE: EXPLORING AND UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA, SELF ESTEEM, AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION INITIATIVES ON THE COLLEGE CAMPUS, Christian T. Cardona

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Dissertation: AN EXPLORATION OF COLLEGE STUDENTS’ SELF-EFFICACY AND CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN LEARNING CHINESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE, Cheng Chen

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Thesis: Music Therapists, Personal Value Preferences, and Burnout, Yung-Jung (Kerstin) Cheng

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1 Long Term Impact of Microimplant Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion on Soft Tissue Nasal Morphology, Laura Chew, Heeyeon Suh, Joorok Park, and Heesoo Oh

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Dissertation: Including ALL Students: Supporting Adolescents With Intellectual Disabilities Who Are Gender Nonconforming, Jennifer Clare

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Thesis: CROSSFIT, INSTAGRAM, AND THE MEDIATING EFFECTS OF SOCIAL COMPARISON ON SELF-ESTEEM, Michael A. Contreras

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Dissertation: EXPLORING THE IDENTIFICATION OF AMERICAN INDIAN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISODER THROUGH THE STORY OF A PARENT, Christopher Cooper

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Thesis: The Feasibility of Assessing Infants’ Social Evaluations Using Within-Subject Repeated Measures in a Virtual Format, Samantha Crooks

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Dissertation: BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE: COUNTERING THE ENACTMENT OF SYSTEMIC WHITENESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION - HIP-HOP TOOLS AND PRACTICES, Adam Freas

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Dissertation: ¡CON GANAS TODO SE PUEDE! JOURNEYS OF FIRST-GENERATION LATINA NONTRADITIONAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT-MOTHERS / ¡CON GANAS TODO SE PUEDE! VIAJES DE MADRES LATINAS NO TRADICIONAL QUE SON ESTUDIANTES PRIMERA-GENERACION EN COLEGIO COMUNITARIO, Myra Gardea-Hernández

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Accuracy and reliability of a fully automated landmark identification system on Cone Beam Computed Tomography, Ali Ghowsi, David Hatcher, Heeyeon Suh, Joorok Park, and Heesoo Oh

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Removable Appliance Therapy for Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment, Vikas Gupta and James Chen

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Dissertation: Translationally-transformed coupled-cluster theory for periodic systems, Boris Daniel Gutierrez-Cortes

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Dissertation: INTEGRATED THREAT THEORY: IMMIGRATION PERSPECTIVES AND TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES, Doe Adelfa Suzanne Hain-Jamall

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Utilization of a new web-based application for case difficulty assessment as a predictor for procedural errors in nonsurgical root canal treatment, Watraat Unmona Hasanat

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Dissertation: STRESS RESILIENCE DEVELOPMENT OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT LEADERS AT FAITH-BASED UNIVERSITIES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A GROUNDED THEORY STUDY, David Heitman

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Thesis: BAYESIAN-DERIVED VANCOMYCIN AUC24H THRESHOLD FOR NEPHROTOXICITY IN SPECIAL POPULATIONS, Dan Ho

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Thesis: Investigating the Specificity of Coiled-Coil Recognition, Melina Huey

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Dissertation: TEACHER PERCEPTIONS OF THE ROLE OF SOCIAL ROBOTS AS TEACHING ASSISTANTS IN THE ONLINE TEACHING OF STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, Richard Hutley

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Dissertation: EFFECTS OF RACIAL IDENTITY ON THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF BIRACIAL STUDENTS WITH ACADEMIC SELF CONCEPT AS A MEDIATOR, Kamio Ayisha Jones

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Thesis: Molecular Responses to Catastrophic Molting in a Wild Marine Mammal, Anna Keith

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Thesis: Teaching Study Skills to College Students Using Checklist Training, Sarah T. Kong

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Dissertation: IMPROVING THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF TRAUMA-IMPACTED STUDENTS: IDENTIFYING EMERGING BEST PRACTICES FOR TEACHING LOW-SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS URBAN STUDENTS, Regina Lane

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Dissertation: THE EFFECT OF DEPRESSION ON ADOLESCENT DEVIANT BEHAVIOR AND THE MEDIATING EFFECT OF AUTONOMY, Theresa Lee

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Dissertation: HARNESSING TRANSTHYRETIN TO ENHANCE THE IN VIVO HALF-LIFE OF HUMAN INTERLEUKIN-2 (IL-2), Fang Liu

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Thesis: A Comparison of Traditional Aggregated Data to a Comprehensive Second-by-Second Data Depiction in Functional Analysis Graphs, Erin MacKelvie

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Dissertation: TEACHER CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND THE EFFECT ON SLAVIC STUDENT PERFORMANCE, Erin Marston

Thesis: “The Other Side of the Pacific”——Social construction of reality of Chinese students in the United States, Su Y. McGowan

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Dissertation: Self-advocacy for postsecondary students who use mobility aids, Erin Moore

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VARIANTS OF FACIAL SHAPE GENES IN PATIENTS WITH CLASS II OR CLASS I MALOCCLUSION, Mahsa Mortazavi; Marie M. Tolarová MD, PhD, DrSc; and Mirek Tolar

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Thesis: Teaching College Athletes Social Media Appropriateness, Christina Murray