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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Aligning K-12 and higher education: Using an intersectional approach to identify student preparation factors present upon college entry, Edgar Martinez

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Simulating and Understanding a Summertime Dry Lightning Event in Coastal California, Philip Isaac Martin

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Design and Analysis of a Low-Power 8-Bit 500 KS/S SAR ADC for Bio-Medical Implant Devices, Ehsan Mazidi

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The Mediating Role of Psychological Empowerment on the Relationship Between Job and Personal Resources and Employee Engagement, Ian McAllister

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Structure and Volcanic Evolution of the Northern Highland Range, Colorado River Extensional Corridor, Clark County, Nevada, Ryan A. McKee

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Pretty maps: evaluating GIS adoption of cartographic design standards and best practices in professional publications, David Medeiros

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Mémoires: The Revolutionary Map of the Twentieth Century, Megan Merritt

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What's Happened to France? Sundays, Socialism, and Neoliberal Modernity, Michael Vincent Metz

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Synthesis and Studies of Polymers Crosslinked with Electrochemically Degradable Crosslinking Reagents, Raymond Phillip Meury

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Exploring Racial Diversity in Caldecott Medal-Winning and Honor Books, Angela Christine Moffett

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SERS Intensity Correlations to LSPR on Aggregated Au@Ag Systems, Caesar Alexander Munera

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Geochemical Modeling and Hydrothermal Experiments used to Constrain the Conditions of Illite Diagenesis in Sedimentary Basins, Michael Joseph Murphy

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Enhancing Scalability and Performance in Software-Defined Networks: An OpenDaylight (ODL) Case Study, Priyanka Neelakrishnan

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Cux2-Positive Radial Glial Cells Generate Diverse Subtypes of Neocortical Projection Neurons and Macroglia, Ton Dan Nguyen

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The Relationship between Psychological Conditions for Engagement and Voluntary Turnover: The Moderating Effects of Job Performance and Salary Growth, Krista Marie Niemela

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Drawing place field diagrams of neural codes using toric ideals, Nida K. Obatake

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Uncovering “New Man” Feminism: Arthur F. Mathews at the San Francisco School of Design, 1890-1896, Mary Okin

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Fire Water Blues, Alexander James Papoulias

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Living between Borders: Transnational Marriage and US Resettlement Patterns in Sudanese Refugee Populations, Deirdre Patterson

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Wilderness State Park Volunteers: A Qualitative Case Study of Meaning and Sustainability, Christina A. Peterson

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Structure-Function Relationship Between Quercetin, Its Methylated Derivatives and Cytotoxicity in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells, Jyoti Phatak

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Redox Active [2 x 2] Grid Complex as a Foundation for a Verdazyl Radical Grid Complex, Insight into the Electronic Structure., Benjamin Ploof

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Environmental Drivers of Benthic-Interior Exchange Events Over the Continental Shelf of Monterey Bay, California, Ben Yair Raanan

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The Impact of Performance Management System Characteristics on Perceived Effectiveness of the System and Engagement, Laura Ricci

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Can Positive Mood or Mindfulness Interventions Increase Body Satisfaction?, Gabrielle Mary Rodgers

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The Impact of Climate Change on Coastal Fog Hours of California's Central Coast, Chrissy Rogers

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Popularity Prediction of Reddit Texts, Tracy Rohlin

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Modeling Cloud Computing Threats and Vulnerabilities, Maryam Runiassy

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Studying Globular Clusters in the Dwarf Galaxy NGC 247 Using Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam Imaging, Vakini Santhanakrishnan

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Cultural influences in political ideology: conservatism and vertical individualism, Cyrus Sarrafpour

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Effects of Zoledronate During Simulated Weightlessness on Bone Structure and Mechanics, Ryan T. Scott

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Zircon Geochemical and Isotopic Constraints on the Evolution of the Mount Givens Pluton, Central Sierra Nevada Batholith, Callie Sendek

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Comparative Evaluation of Malnutrition Screening in Oncology Patients in an Acute Care Hospital: A Pilot Study, Chandni Sen Sinha

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The Final Cut, Lauren Elise Serpa

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Evaluation of the Effects of Walnut Extract on the Cell Division G2/M Cyclin-Cyclin B1 in Breast Cancer Cells, Savita Pinaki Shah

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The Effects of Discrete Emotions on Risky Decision Making, Hoeun Sim

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The Moderating Role of Perceived Organizational Support and Perceived Supervisor Support on the Relationship Between Teamwork Behaviors and Affective Commitment, Carlie Ann Stephens

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Synthesis and Characterization of Silica Hydride-Based Pentynoic Acid Stationary Phase, Nasrin Syed

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Evaluation of a Silica Hydride Based Diol Stationary Phase For High Pressue Liquid Chromatogrphy, Kathleen Talbott

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A Sedimentological Analysis of the Siliciclastic Fraction in Pliocene Core Sediments from Bowers Ridge, Bering Sea (IODP Exp 323), Melinda Tanner

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Egg Turning Behavior and Egg Temperature in Relation to Mercury Contamination of Forster's Terns (Sterna forsteri), Gregory T. Taylor

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Examining the Moderating Effect of Life Satisfaction on the Relationship between Perceived Underemployment and Job Attitudes among Millennials, Savannah M. Trakes

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Solitary By Any Other Name: Silence to Segregation in American Prisons, Chelsea van Aken

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A Study on the Sparsity Property of the Jordan Canonical Form, MinhNhat Vu

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Testing Camera Trap Density Estimates From the Spatial Capture Model and Calibrated Capture Rate Indices Against Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys spp.) Live Trapping Data, Timothy A. Walker

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Investigation of the Molecular Mechanisms That Mediate Neural Circuit Formation, Katherine Watters

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Developing an Empirical Correlation for the Thermal Spreading Resistance of a Heat Sink, Andrew Richard Werdowatz

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Women Business Leaders in Biotech and Hi-Tech, and Related Industry Cluster Factors, Jessica White

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Trust, Reciprocity, Fairness, and Mind Reading Under Stress, Charles Jia Yao Xie

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The Differential Reproductive Performance Of Female Tree Swallows, Tachycineta bicolor, Catherine Yi

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A Framing Analysis of Latinos in the Facebook Pages of News Organizations, Juliana Zapata Acosta

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Assessing Glacial Modification of Bedrock Valleys in the Sierra Nevada, California, Using a Novel Approach, Paul D. Zimmer

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Geometric Control Theory: Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications, Geoffrey A. Zoehfeld

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Diversity and Community Structure of Marine Invertebrate Fossil Assemblages from the Neogene of the Dominican Republic, Nina Abdollahian

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The Progress of Heartbreak: A Short Story Collection, Areeba Abid

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One County, Two Libraries: Watsonville and the Organizing of the Santa Cruz County Library System, 1900-1930, David Robert Addison

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Public Diplomacy for a Global World: The United States and Iran, Sarah A. Aghazadeh

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A Sentimental Pigeon Keeper, ADNAN ALAM

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Characterization of Gut Associated Circulating Invariant Natural Killer T Cells (iNKT) in Chronic Inflammation of the Intestine, Venus Allahyarzadeh

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The Interactive Effect of Core Self-Evaluations and Perceived Organizational Support in Predicting Work Engagement, Martin Andres Araya

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Using ground beetles (Carabidae) to assess riparian habitat restoration on the central coast of California: Chlaenius cumatillis may be a sensitive indicator, Jeondra Jessica Arrington

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Effects of Acute Exercise, Mindfulness Meditation, and Mindfulness Meditation Neurofeedback on Stroop Performance, Claire Evelyn Balgemann

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The Secret of Plinket, Priya Banwait

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Growth, mortality, and reproductive potential of California Halibut (Paralichthys californicus) off central California, Cheryl L. Barnes

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The Moderating Role of Perceived Organizational Diversity Climate on the Relationship Between Employee Resource Group Satisfaction and Work Outcomes, Brian Barnhart

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Using a Self-Management Project to Improve Student Performance in an Online Introductory Statistics Course, Nicholas Glenn Bathurst

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Re-thinking migration: Mexican migration in a regime of subordinate inclusion, Eduardo Bautista

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Human Impacts on Rocky Intertidal Gastropods: Are Marine Protected Areas Effective?, Cassie Bednar

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Movements, Habitat Use, and Demography of Western Pond Turtles in an Intermittent Central California Stream, Joseph Paul Belli

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Patterns of the Urban Jordanian Arabic Broken Plural, Netta Ben-Meir

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Effects of Input Modality on Capturing Notes, Chaya Bijani

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Alfalfa Trap Cropping Increases Abundance Of Key Arachnids In An Organic Strawberry Agroecosystem, Sutapa Biswas

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The Effect of Post-Operative Analgesics on Ovarian Medullary Angiogenesis and Vasculogenesis, Shamus Martin Brady

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Trajectories of Air Parcel Motions in Mars' Atmosphere Computed Using HYSPLIT, David Bruggeman

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Seasonal Road Layout Design In Mountainous Terrain Using GIS With The Side Hill And Least Cost Path Methods, Emil Harold Brundage

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Estimating Stagnation-Point Radiative Heating Using Maslen's Inverse Method And High-Temperature Equilibrium Air Properties, Alexander Anthony Carlozzi

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"Living in the Confluence of Two Eternities": The Impact of Politicized Religion in Richmond, Virginia, 1845-1914, Timothy Allen Case

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Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) Diet and Abundance at a Stopover and Wintering Ground on Southeast Farallon Island, California, Sara Lee Chandler

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Deathbed Confessions of the Prison: Remembering Life and Death Inside, Ernest K. Chavez

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Comparing Taxi Clearance Input Layouts for Advancements in Flight Deck Automation for Surface Operations, Lara W.S. Cheng

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Location Gathering: An Evaluation of Smartphone-Based Geographic Mobile Field Data Collection Hardware and Applications, Joel Clark

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Characterization of the Performance and Failure Mechanisms of the Hydrazine Propulsion System of ISEE-3, Marco Colleluori

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Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbance in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica: Iceberg Scours, Human-Derived Pollutants, and their Effects on Benthic Communities, Clint Alan Collins

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Slippage: Poems, Jonathan E. Cook

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Chasing Rx: A Spatial Ethnography of the CrossFit Gym, Matt Crockett

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Predicting Stranding Patterns of Live Oiled Seabirds, Carcass Deposition, and Carcass Retention in Monterey Bay, Marilyn Cruickshank

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The Demise of American Musical Theatre of San Jose, Mike Scott Cymanski

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The Relationship Between Personality and Job Outcomes in Flexible Work Arrangements: Time and Location, John Cameron Davis

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Clarifying the Role of Social Support in the Relationship between Stressors and Strains at Work: The Effect of Self-Construals, Maria Joao Subtil de Carvalho

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Mapping the Labyrinth: Gerald Brenan's Contribution to the Modern Historiography of Spain and the Spanish Civil War, Sherwin Peter Lucas de la Cruz

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The relationship between employee engagement and survey response rate with union membership as a moderator, Alexandra Mariah de la Rocha

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“Great Nature, Refuge of the Weary Heart:” A Regional and Literary Exploration of the Early Grove Plays of the Bohemian Club, Jeremy Denouden

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INFLUENCE OF MACROMOLECULAR CROWDING ON WATER AND MODEL REACTION EQUILIBRIA, Sai Sathyasree Dharmaraj

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Marking the Condottiere's Dynasty: The Saletta Delle Dame of the Martinengo-Padernello, Sarah Elizabeth Dragovich

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Structure, Construction, and Geochemistry of the Cretaceous Seven-Fingered-Jack Intrusive Complex in the Klone Peak Area, North Cascades, Washington, Kelly N. Dustin

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Structure, Construction, and Geochemistry of the Highly Elongate, Cretaceous Seven-Fingered Jack Pluton in the Devil's Smokestack Area, North Cascades, Washington, Scott William Elkins

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Gender Differences in Stress, Alcohol Consumption, and Cigarette Use among College Students at San José State University, Thomas Farleigh

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From Trauma to Trial: Proposing New Methods for Examining the Variability of Sharp Force Trauma on Bone, Amanda Feldman

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Holy Warriors and Bellicose Bishops: The Church and Warfare in Early Medieval Germany, Nicholas Edward Friend

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Understanding Participation of Racial and Ethnic Groups in Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trials, Angela Jean Fuller