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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 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

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Consumer Complaints and Protection: Stable Analysis and Design Patterns, Vishnu Sai Reddy Gangireddy

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Face Recognition: An Engineering Approach, Farshad Ghahramani

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Quantifying Variability in Oculomotor and Manual Choice Response Times, Angelica Godinez

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Reconfiguring the Female Body: Trauma and Sacrifice in South Asian Partition Narratives, Gayathri Goel

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Peripheral Blood Plasmablast Frequencies and Trafficking in Pediatric Crohn's Disease, Caroline M. Green

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Screening Bioactive Molecules In Tetrahymena thermophila Using Phagocytosis Determined By Flow Cytometry, Santosh Gummidipundi

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Military Urbanism and the Government of Risk in Post-9/11 Oakland, Clint Hayden

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Impacts of Scholarship and Publication on Entry-level Hiring: Public Services Applicants in Academic Libraries in the United States, James E. Hicks

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The Development of a Small Scale Wind Tunnel Simulating the Atmospheric Boundary Layer, Maximillian Hobson-Dupont

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Job Embeddedness and Turnover Intentions: The Moderating Role of Perceived Supervisory Support, Cherrity Nichole Holmes

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Tweets From San Francisco: Staying In Touch With Constituents, Daniel G. Howell

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Effects of Particle Size and Particle Heterogeneity on Benthic Functional Guilds in Elkhorn Slough, CA, Katherine Elizabeth Huotari

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Tales of Archaeological Places: Visualizing Mayan Pre-Colonial Settlement Patterns, Angela Ivanov

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Peregrinations: A Memoir of the Art of Falconry and Mental Health, Leslie S. Jacoby

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The Effects of Gender, Physical Attractiveness, and Socioeconomic Status on Initial Attraction, Sherrie Jagolino

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Complex effects of Nitrogen Pollution and Grazing on Nectar resources of the Adult Bay Checkerspot Butterfly (Euphydryas editha bayensis), Nidhi Jain

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Frequency of Counseling Sessions and Weight Loss Maintenance in a Commercial Lifestyle-Based Weight Management Program, Ashlee K. Jenson Gossard

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Runtime Reconfigurable Multi-Processor Architectures, Lomberto P. Jimenez

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Lithologic controls on knickpoint formation in Sierra Nevada bedrock channels, Brittany Danielle Johnson

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Synthesis of a Ditopic Verdazyl Ligand and Investigation of its Coordination to Transition Metals, Erik Charles Johnson

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Ritual and Religion in the Ohlone Cultural Area of Central California, Doug Jones

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An Examination of the Mass Limit for Stability at the Triangular Lagrange Points for a Three-Body System and a Special Case of the Four-Body Problem, Sean Kemp

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Longitudinal Distribution and Summer Diurnal Microhabitat Use of California Red-Legged Frogs (Rana draytonii) in Coastal Waddell Creek, Neil Keung

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Mitochondrial dysfunction and lipid metabolism play a major role in the lethality caused by developmental alcohol exposure, Payam Khodabakhshi

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Asylia and Peer Polity Interaction in the Hellenistic Period, Kathleen Ann Kirsch

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A Study of Laser Ablation Propulsion Using Polyoxymethelyne and a High Power Diode Laser, Michael David Kolesar

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The Year of Mayoring Dangerously, Christopher J. Krohn

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A Simplified ATP Assay for Planktonic Organisms with Improved Extraction Efficiency, Julie Ching Kuo

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Expanding a Drosophila Model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Forward Genetic Screen for Developmental Ethanol Exposure Phenotypes, Janet Lafler

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The Ember Kindlers: A Memoir of My Childhood in Hong Kong, Clara Yin Ping Lam

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Global Leadership Effectiveness: the Predictive Value of Cognitively Oriented Competencies, Silma E. Lange

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"They Going to Throw You in Jackson Where You Belong": Depictions of Mental Disability in the Works of William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor, Marie Elizabeth Lawson

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A Snail's Tale: A Geological History of a Species, Anthony Mervin Lenci

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The Effect of Distractions on Task Performance and Enjoyment as Moderated by Regulatory Fit, Kimberly Leung

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Preservation of Periodicity in Variational Integrators, Jian-Long Liu

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The Relationship Between Organizational Justice and Various Dimensions of Pay Satisfaction, Xinyi Li

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Utilization of Differential Thrust for Lateral/Directional Stability of a Commercial Aircraft with a Damaged Vertical Stabilizer, Long Lu

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Self-presentation and Social Media: A Qualitative Examination of the Use of Instagram by Amateur NPC Female Figure Competitors, Victoria Michelle Lupinetti

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Assessing Lesbian Gay Bisexual Resistance in Core Team Sports, Kevin Edward Lynch

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Commitment and Employee Development: Comparing Generations X and Y, Adam Mahoney

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Personality Traits and Deception Detection Ability Among College Students with Primary Psychopathic Traits, Megan Malmstrom

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Resolving the Timing of Late Pleistocene Dome Emplacement at Mono Craters, California, from U–Th and Ar/Ar Dating, Mae Marcaida

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The Orange of Seville, Jesse Lee Mardian

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Generic Polynomials, Lucas Spencer Mattick

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Walt Kuhn: From Spotlight to Studio, the Art of Show Business, EMILY MAY MCEWAN-UPRIGHT

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Effects of Summary Length and Line Spacing on Fixations, Decision Time, Correctness, and Preference of Search Engine Results on a Phablet, Anne Marie McReynolds

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Relationship Between Employee Personality and Withheld Effort, Brianna Marie Miller

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Sex Role Type as a Predictor of Gender Stereotype Use in the Evaluation of Others: Does Being Atypical Preclude Sex Typing of Others?, Jennifer L. Miller

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Efficient Message Propagation In Dense Linear Ad-Hoc Networks, Shiva Moballegh

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Seeing Success: Biographies of Low-Income Students, Julia M. Morrice

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Identity and User Preference in the Presentation and Content of Digital Archives: A Study of the Plumas County Museum’s Haun Collection, Lindsay Morton

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An Evaluation of the Disposition of R941000, a Tetrazolone-Telmisartan Analog: A Case Study of the Suitability of Tetrazolone As a Carboxylic Acid Bioisostere, Ryan Brant Murray

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Looking Backward, Moving Forward: The Experiences of Indo-Fijian Immigrant Women in California, Ambrita Nand