Matthew Basham Dissertation

Fall 2011

No Horticulture Graduates

Summer 2011

No Horticulture Graduates

Spring 2011

Ewy, Kim, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Thesis: “Horticultural Therapy Program Proposal for Poudre Valley Hospital”
MacDonald, Robert, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: James Klett
Thesis: “Woody plant evaluation in Colorado”

Fall 2010

Skiles, David, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Yaling Qian
Thesis: “Changes in golf course fairway soils under effluent water irrigation”

Summer 2010

Kory Nickell, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Yaling Qian
Thesis: Saltgrass revegetation of saline soils

Spring 2010

Jennifer Bousselot, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: James Klett
Dissertation: “Extensive Green Roofs in Colorado: Plant Species Performance, Growing Media Modifications, and Species Response to Growing Media Dry Down”

Fall 2009

Traci Burd, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Thesis: “Viability and Storage of Horned Poppy Pollen, Glaucium grandiflorum, G. acutidentatum and G. corniculatum, G. flavum”

Dana Christensen, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Anthony Koski and David Holm
Dissertation: “Heritability Estimates, Accession Description, and Digital Imaging in Distichlis Spicata”

Summer 2009

Mohammed Al-Daej, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Dissertation: “Relative Total Phenolics in Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Progeny from 15 Families”

Jana Bogs, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Dissertation: “Effects of organic, biological and conventional production methods on apple antioxidant levels, sensory qualities and human glycemic response”

An-Chueh Chou, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Steve Newman
Thesis: “Nitrogen Ratios on the Growth of Pansy and Petunia”

Ali Hamm, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Thesis: “Colorado Hops”

Spring 2009

Frank Stonaker, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Dissertation: “A Guide for Small-Scale Organic Vegetable Farmers in the Rocky Mountain Region”

Amanda Broz, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Jorge Vivanco
Dissertation: “Development and Utilization of Molecular Tools to Understand Invasion Biology in Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa)”

Fall 2008

Jingyi Nie, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Anthony Koski
Thesis: “Turfgrasses as Invasive Species in the United States: A Literature Review”

Summer 2008

Salah Al-Turki, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Dissertation: “Antioxidant Properties of Date Palm (Phoeniz dactylifera L.) Cultivars”

Andrew Houser, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Robert Davidson
Thesis: “Development and Testing of a Greenhouse Assay for Screening Potato Germplasm for Susceptibility to Spongospora subterranea f.sp. subterranea (Powdery Scab)”

Spring 2008

Karen Salandanan, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Thesis: “Comparative Analysis of Antioxidant Properties, Quality Attributes and Yield of Organically and Conventionally Grown Melons (Cucumis melo L.) and Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum L.)”

Fall 2007

Clelia De La Pena, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Jorge Vivanco
Dissertation: ” Study of Bioactive Proteins in the Roots and Root Exudates of Model Plants”

Karen Elsner, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Thesis: “Overcoming Seed Dormancy in Glaucium spp. (Papaveraceae)”

Teri Gadd, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: James Klett
Thesis: “Efficacy and Phytotoxicity of Preemergence Herbicides in Container-grown Landscape Plants”

James Matthew Ounsworth, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: James Klett
Thesis: “Water Use and Drought Resistance of Turfgrass and Landscape Shrubs”

Summer 2007

Satinder Singh Chopra, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Yaling Qian
Thesis:”Urban Landscape Irrigation with Recycled Wastewater: Management Options for Mitigating Sodium Stress”

Matthew Damian Thompson, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Thesis: “Cancer Preventive Attributes of Selections from Malus”

Spring 2007

No Horticulture graduate students

Fall 2006

Todd Charles Einhorn, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Horst Caspari
Dissertation: “Water Relations of Apple Trees (Malus x domestica Borkh., cv. Gala) Under Partial Rootzone Drying Irrigation”

Emma Louise Locke, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Steven Newman
Thesis: “Raffinose Family Oligosaccharides in Protection from Drought and Salinity Stresses and Graywater Application as an Alternative for Landscape Irrigation”

Hrvoje Rukavina, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Dissertation: “Phenotypic Variability, Cold Hardiness and Flowering Induction of Saltgrass [Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene] Clones”

Summer 2006

Jennifer Ann Holtvoigt, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: David Hartley
Thesis: “Vase Life and Thrips Treatments of Field Grown Cut Flowers in Colorado”

Spring 2006

No Horticulture graduate students

Fall 2005

Mekhled Mutiran Al-Enazi, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Harrison Hughes and David Holm
Thesis: “Influence of Storage Temperature and Time in Storage on Pigment Content of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)”

Summer 2005

Dawn Yvette Henson, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: David Hartley and Steven Newman
Thesis: “Performance of 19 Species of Bedding Plants and Kentucky Bluegrass Grown at Decreasing Levels of Irrigation”

Grant Aaron Johnson, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Yaling Qian and Jessica Davis
Thesis: “Effects of Topdressing Established Kentucky Bluegrass with Composted Manure”

Spring 2005

Juma’a S. Al-Obeidani, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Dissertation: “Antioxidant Properties of Colorado Grown Potatoes”

Oktay Kulen, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Dissertation: “Potato Minituber Bud Dormancy Release”

Summer 2004

Jayraj Himanshu Muni, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Steven Newman
Plan B

Spring 2004

Saleh Mobarak Al-Turki, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Thesis: “Total Phenolics and Antioxidant Capacity of Some Old World Cider Apples”

Fahrettin Goktepe, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Thesis: “Evaluation of Plant Characteristics and Disease Resistance in Cu-IPT Transformed Watermelon cv. Crimson Sweet”

Gregory Litus, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: James Klett
Thesis: “The Effects of Water Limitation and Heat on Flower Production, Resource Allocation and Partial Style Abscission in Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. incana”

Sang-Wook Park, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Jorge Vivanco
Dissertation: “Biochemical and Biological Roles of Ribosome-Inactivating Proteins”

Fall 2003

Mohammed Al-Daej, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Plan B

Summer 2003

Andrea K. Cummins, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: James Klett
Thesis: “Tree Production Utilizing Pot-In-Pot Techniques”

Hope Anne Gruszewski, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: David Holm and Jorge Vivanco
Thesis: “Control of Late Blight of Potato (Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary) Utilizing Endogenous and Exogenous Plant Resources”

Nusret Ozbay, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Steven Newman
Dissertation: “Biocontrol of Fusarium Crown and Root Rot of Fresh Market Tomato with Trichoderma harzianum Strains Under Greenhouse Conditions”

Spring 2003

Kent Sather, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Asunta Thompson
Thesis: “Performance of Russet Norkotah Line Selections at Different Rates of Nitrogen”

Fall 2002

Hsiang Chang, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Michelle Jones and Stephen Wallner
Dissertation: “Cytokinin Regulation During Flower Senescence in Petunia x hybrida ‘V26′ Transformed with SAG12-ipt”

James Robert Newberry, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Anthony Koski
Thesis: “Conversion of Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) Fairways to Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.)”

Joyce Pennycooke, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff and Michelle Jones
Dissertation: “Molecular and Physiological Analyses of a Temperature Dependent Galactosidase in Petunia x hybrida ‘Mitchell’”

Travis Walker, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: Jorge Vivanco
Thesis: “Isolation and Characterization of Root-secreted Secondary Metabolites, and Their Role Against Pseupomonas aeruginosa”

Spring 2002

Mary Rebecca (Suplick) Ploense, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Yaling Qian
Dissertation: “Physiological, Morphological, and Spectral Reflectance Characteristics of Kentucky Bluegrass, Texas Bluegrass, and Their Hybrids in Response to Water Stress”

Elizabeth Sears, M.S. Horticulture
Adviser: James Klett
Thesis: “Weed Management and Cultivated Wildflowers”

Mohamed Ahmed Shahba, Ph.D. Horticulture
Adviser: Yaling Qian and Harrison Hughes
Dissertation: “Environmental Stress Aspects of Saltgrass [Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene]”

Fall 2001

Saad Al-Shammary, M.S.
Adviser: Yaling Qian and Stephen Wallner
Thesis: “Salinity Tolerance and Associated Salinity Tolerance Mechanisms of Four Turf Grasses”

Scott Reid, M.S.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Thesis: “Chromosome Races and Polyploid Cytoforms in Distichlis spicata”

Dianne (Oakley) Skogerboe, M.S.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Thesis: “Seed Dormancy in Callirhoe involucrata (Torr. & Gray) Gray, (Malvaceae)”

Spring 2001

Samuel Eliot Cox, M.S.
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Thesis: “Lycopene Analysis and Horticultural Attributes of Tomatoes”

Fall 2000

Deirdre (Anderson) Detjens, M.S.
Adviser: James Klett
Plan B: “Plant Introduction Programs and Plant Select®”

Summer 2000

Judy Harrington, M.S.
Adviser: Anthony Koski
Thesis: “Overcoming Seed Dormancy in Distichlis spicata”

Laurel E. Potts, M.S.
Adviser: Stephen Wallner
Masters Paper: “Colorado Native Plants Survey – Voices of the Green Industry”

Spring 2000

Yu-Jen Chiang, Ph.D
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Dissertation: “Overexpression of Mannitol-1-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Increases Monnitol Production and Confers Salt and Chilling Tolerance in Transgenic Petunia cv. Mitchell”

Celia Tannehill, M.S.
Adviser: James Klett
Plan B: Co-authored “Best Perennials for the Rocky Mountains and High Plains”

Fall 1999

Andrea Christine Blaine, M.S.
Adviser: Steven Newman
Thesis: “Selection and Production of Six Herbaceous Flowering Perennial Species as Greenhouse Grown Alternative Cut Flowers”

Brian Grubb, M.S.
Adviser: James Klett
Thesis: “Post-harvest Storage & Establishment of Balled and Burlapped Tilia cordata Mill ‘Greenspire’”

Eun-Sun Kim, M.S.
Adviser: Steven Newman
Thesis: “The Effects of 1-methylcyclopropene in Preventing Petal Abscission of Geraniums” (Pelargonium x hortorum L.H. Bailey)

Marianne Poxleitner, M.S.
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Thesis: “Stress Effects on Color Development in Pinot Noir Wine”

Izulme Santos, Ph.D.
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Dissertation: “Desiccation and Freezing Tolerance of Embryonic Axes and Lateral Buds of Citrus spp.: Implications for Germplasm Conservation”

Spring 1999

Juma Said Al-Abaidani, M.S.
Advisor: Cecil Stushnoff
Douglas A. Findley, Ph.D.
Adviser: Stephen Wallner
Dissertation: “Impact of the Irrigation Regime on Trees and Turfgrass in a Landscape Setting”

Chang Park, M.S.
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Thesis: “Characterization of Bud Dormancy in Potato”

Kirsten Blyth (Larson) Scott, M.S.
Adviser: James Klett
Thesis: “Enhancing Germination of Fraxinus anomala”

Fall 1998

Abdul-Aziz Al-Harthy, M.S.
Adviser: Matthew Rogoyski
Thesis: “The Influence of Wilthin and Sodium Chloride on Flowers of Peach (Prunus persica L.)”

Fahrettin Goktepe, M.S.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Plan B

Fatiha Hamdaoui, Ph.D.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Dissertation: “Characterization of Chickpea (cicer arietinum L.) Accessions Using Molecular Techniques”

Oktay Kulen, M.S.
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Plan B: “Galactosidase Activity in Cucumber Seeds Using a Rapid Gel Assay”

Summer 1998

Scott William Dunn, M.S.
Adviser: James Klett
Thesis: “Growth After Mechanical Root Pruning of Container Grown Perennials Under Increasing Levels of Water Stress”

Nusret Ozbay, M.S.
Adviser: Charles Basham
Plan B

Craigie Elizabeth Succop, M.S.
Adviser: Steven Newman
Thesis:”Greenhouse Production of Fresh Market Basi
l”

Spring 1998

Erik Ervin, Ph.D.
Adviser: Anthony Koski
Dissertation: “Morphological and Physiological Effects of Trinexapac-Ethyl, Traffic, and Nitrogen on Kentucky Bluegrass”

Amy Jo Waldo, M.S.
Adviser: James Klett
Thesis: “The Effects of Three Nursery Productions Methods on Tree Growth Rates”

Fall 1997

Darren Christopher Boyle , M.S.
Adviser: James Klett
Joyce Pennycooke, M.S.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Thesis: “Cryopreservation of Sweet Potato Shoot Tips by Vitrification”

Deric David Picton , M.S.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Thesis: “Characterization of ALSTROEMERIA SPECIES and Cultivars Using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) Analysis”

Spring 1997

Imed Eddine Dami, Ph.D.
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Dissertation: “Physiological Responses of Grapevines to Environment Stresses”

Fall 1996

David Allen Hillock, M.S.
Adviser: James Klett
Thesis: “Herbaceous Perennials and Their Performance Under Increasing Levels of Drought Stress”

Julie Ann McIntyre, M.S.
Adviser: Douglas Hopper
Thesis: “Alternative Methods of Thrips Control”

Douglas Sean Moody, M.S.
Adviser: Douglas Hopper
Thesis: “Pulse Irrigation Strategies for Greenhouse Production”

Sarah Jane Wilhelm, M.S.
Adviser: Anthony Koski
Thesis: “Clipping and Nitrogen Rate Effects on Kentucky Bluegrass Fertility, Quality, and Drought Stress”

Summer 1996

Jian Fang , M.S.
Adviser: Frank A. Moore III
Thesis: “Factors Affecting the Loss of Viability When Maize Grains are Imbibed and Then Redried”

Roberta Jean Tolan, M.S.
Adviser: James Klett
Thesis: “Fabric Container Versus Traditional Tree Production Methods: A Post-Transplant Study”

Spring 1996

Kerrie Badertscher, M.S.
Advisor: Harrison  Hughes
Plan B: “Growing Small Fruit Crops for the High Plains and Rocky Mountain West”

Steven James Keeley, Ph.D.
Adviser: Anthony Koski
Dissertation: “Drought Performance of Diverse Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivars”

Fall 1995

Manfredo Seufferheld, Ph.D.
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Dissertation: “Cryopreservation of Cold-Tender Genetic Resources”

Spring 1995

Erik Hoyne Ervin, M.S.
Adviser: Anthony Koski
Thesis: “Performance of Kentucky Bluegrass, Tall Fescue, and Buffalograss Under Linear Gradient Irrigation”

Mark David Hanna, M.S.
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Thesis: “Response of ‘Red Lake’ Currant and Red-Osier Dogwood to Cold Acclimation”

Janice Lyn Stephens, M.S.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Thesis: “Cytological and Biochemical Characterization of ALSTROEMERIA LEONTOCHIR and BOMAREA”

Fall 1994

Yu-Jen Chiang, M.S.
Adviser: Cecil Stushnoff
Thesis: “Anatomical Characterization of Desiccation Resistance in Strawberry Plantlets”

Margaret Shore, M.S.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Thesis: “Drip Irrigation of Plastic Mulched Strawberry Using Carbonated Water – A Greenhouse Study”

Shwu Hwa Wu, M.S.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Plan B: “An Overview of Synthetic Seed Technology”

Summer 1994

Hannelore Palmer, M.S.

Spring 1994

Masooma Ali-Ahmad, Ph.D.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Dissertation: “Acclimatization of in vitro Grape Using Polyethylene Glycol”

Fall 1993

J. Thomas Smith
Thesis: “Factors Influencing Performance of Norgold Russet Seed Potatoes Grown in Southern Weld County, Colorado”
Muhammad Zubair, M.S.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Thesis: “Parallel Spatial Direct Numerical Simulations on the Intel IPSC/860 Hypercube [microform]”

Summer 1993

David Staats, M.S.
Adviser: James Klett
Thesis: “Evaluation of Quality and Water Conservation Potential of Non-Turf Groundcovers vs. Kentucky Bluegrass”

Spring 1993

Kimberly Gail Vanderpool Davidson, M.S.
Adviser: Frank A. Moore III
Thesis: “Individual Seed Electrolyte Leakage Tests and Evaluation of Soaking Injury Using Maize”

Diane Helene Fairchild, M.S.
Adviser: James Klett
Thesis: “Woody Landsdcape Plants for the High Plains”

Scott Gordon Reeves, M.S.
Adviser: James Klett
Thesis: “Napropamide Leaching in Container Nursery Media”

Anne Eyango Sama, M.S.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Thesis: “Rapid Micropropagation of Cocoyam (Xanthosoma Sagittifolium) Schott”

Fall 1992

Steven Earl Woerner, M.S.
Adviser: Douglas Hopper
Thesis: “Improved Quality and Water Use by Scheduling Irrigation for Greenhouse Production of Rosa hybrida L.”

Summer 1992

Laura Freedman Gourley, M.S.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Plan B: “A Discussion of in vitro Plant Regeneration”

Pamela Ann Hosman, M.S.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Thesis: “White Drupelet Disorder of Red Raspberry Rubus ideaus L.”

Spring 1992

Ronald Myles Dahlin, M.S.
Adviser: Anthony Koski
Thesis: “Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue Grown in Soil Amended with Cross-Linked Polyacrylamide Polymer”

Farida Safadi-Chamberlain, Ph.D.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Dissertation: “Physiological Studies in Acclimation of in vitro Tobacco Plantlets”

Fall 1991

Imededdine Dami, M.S.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Thesis: “In vitro Acclimation of Tissue Cultured Grape (Vitis sp. ‘Valiant’) Plantlets”

Summer 1991

Denyse B. Cummins, M.S.
Thesis: “The Production of a Potted Freesia Crop Using Temperature Manipulation of Freesia x hybrida corms”
Gutierrez Francisco Lopez, Ph.D.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Dissertation: “Physical and Chemical Alteration of Distichlis spicata L. Cell Walls With NaCI and Water Stress”

Susana Mejia, M.S.
Adviser: Jim Feucht
Susan Adelaide Petersmann, M.S.

Spring 1991

Tigst Demeke, Ph.D.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Dissertation: “Propagation, Pollen Storage, and in vitro Lemmatoxin Production of endod (Phytolacca dodecandra L.)”

Ricardo Novero, M.S.
Adviser: Frank D. Moore III
Thesis: “Yield Response of Mulched Field Grown Tomatoes Irrigated with Carbonated Water”

Emma Sue Waldorf, M.S.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Plan B: “Kaolin Clay Use as a UV-B Reflectant to Control White Drupelet Disorder in Rubus ideas cv. Heritage”

Fall 1990

Qaisra Ahmed, M.S.
Adviser: Harrison Hughes
Plan B

Alberto Luis Tupacyupanqui, Ph.D.
Adviser: Milt Workman
Dissertation: “Factors Influencing Consumer Potato Storage in the Warm Tropics”

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How Do Youth and Adults at a Rural High School Conceptualize the Role of Student? An Investigation of the Student Role Identity Standard at the Intersection of Student and Teacher Perspectives, Joseph M. Zenisek (Dissertation)

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Improving Assessment Practice at the Course and Programmatic-Levels in Community Colleges: Developing The Guidebook For Student Learning Outcomes & The Assessment Loop, Steven George Beining (Dissertation)

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Nursing Student Anxiety in Simulation Settings: A Mixed Methods Study, Mary Louise Cato (Dissertation)

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Shaping School Culture: to Support Moving from a Targeted-Assistance to Schoolwide Title I Program, Paul Edward Coakley (Dissertation)

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Facilitating Master's Student Success: A Quantitative Examination of Student Perspectives on Advising, Sarah Brooks Drummond Hays (Dissertation)

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Designing Innovative Alternatives to Traditional High Schools: What Leaders Need to Know, Chester Roy Edwards (Dissertation)

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Elementary Teacher Candidates' Images of Mathematics, Diverse Students, and Teaching: An Exploratory Study With Implications for Culturally Responsive Mathematics Education, Bernd Richard Ferner (Dissertation)

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Global Learning Outcomes of a Domestic Foreign Language Immersion Program, Kathleen Ann Godfrey (Dissertation)

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Evaluating Alternative High Schools: Program Evaluation in Action, Drew Samuel Wayne Hinds (Dissertation)

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Undergraduate Research and Metropolitan Commuter University Student Involvement: Exploring the Narratives of Five Female Undergraduate Students, Jolina Jade Kwong Caputo (Dissertation)

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Seeing Crucibles: Legitimizing Spiritual Development in the Middle Grades Through Critical Historiography, Audrey Lingley (Dissertation)

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State Need-Based Aid and Four-Year College Student Retention: A Statewide Study, Kara Lynn McFall (Dissertation)

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Academic Advising Structures that Support First-year Student Success and Retention, Brett Leland McFarlane (Dissertation)

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Factors Influencing Social, Cultural, and Academic Transitions of Chinese International ESL Students in U.S. Higher Education, Akiko Ota (Dissertation)

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Exploring Online Community Among Rural Medical Education Students: A Case Study, Ryan Tyler Palmer (Dissertation)

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Finding the Gifted Child's Voice in the Public Elementary School Setting: A Phenomenological Exploration, Keely S. Porter (Dissertation)

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The Effect of Teacher-Identified Classroom Management, Monica Rose Root (Thesis)

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A Unique Support for Sexual-Minority Identity Development: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of a Long-Term Formal Mentoring Relationship Between an Adult and a Youth From the Gay Community, Christian L. Rummell (Dissertation)

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Special Education Teacher Candidates and Mentors: Case Studies of Collaboration in Pre-service Field Experiences, Rebecca Lynn Schulte (Dissertation)

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A Comparative Study of Administrator and Special Education Teacher Perceptions of Special Education Teacher Attrition and Retention, Danielle Angelina Sheldrake (Dissertation)

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A Case Study of After-School Activities in one School that is Making Progress in Closing the Achievement Gap, Susan Robin Shugerman (Dissertation)

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Developing the Instructional Leadership Skills of High School Principals in Tanzania: A Problem-Based Learning Approach, Peter N. Siamoo (Dissertation)

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The Call for Cultural Responsiveness: Teachers' Perceptions about the Interplay Between Culturally Responsive Instruction and Scripted Curricula, Kathryn Elizabeth Toppel (Dissertation)

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Short-Term International Service-Learning: Faculty Perceptions of and Pedagogical Strategies for the Design and Implementation of Successful Learning Experiences, Thomas Jacob Van Cleave (Dissertation)

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The Retention Puzzle Reconsidered: Second Year Student Attitudes and Experiences with Advising, Michael Edward Walsh (Dissertation)

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Understanding Pervasive Language Impairment in Young Children: Exploring Patterns in Narrative Language and Functional Communication, Anna Jeddeloh Waters (Dissertation)

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Student Employment in Student Affairs Units: Characteristics of Educationally Purposeful Environments, Shannon Timm Watson (Dissertation)

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Negotiating the Inclusion of Nanoscience Content and Technology in Science Curriculum: An Examination of Secondary Teachers' Thinking in a Professional Development Project, Jennifer Gayle Wells (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Assessing the Relationship Between Intercultural Competence and Leadership Styles: An Empirical Study of International Fulbright Students in the U.S., Chris Taylor Cartwright (Dissertation)

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Giving Voice to the Peace and Justice Challenger Intellectuals: Counterpublic Development as Civic Engagement, Tom Harry Hastings (Dissertation)

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Fostering Hope and Closing the Academic Gap: An Examination of College Retention for African-American and Latino Students who Participate in the Louis Stokes Alliance Minority Participation Program (Learning Community) While Enrolled in a Predominately White Institution, Aisha La'Chae Hollands (Dissertation)

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A Qualitative Study of Language Beliefs and Linguistic Knowledge in Preservice Teachers Using the Intercultural Communicative Competence Framework, Kimberly K. Ilosvay (Dissertation)

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Making Education Accessible: A Dual Case Study of Instructional Practices, Management, and Equity in a Rural and an Urban NGO School in Pakistan, Zafreen Jaffery (Dissertation)

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Reflective Practice and Readiness for Self-directed Learning in Anesthesiology Residents Training in the United States, Amy Katrina Miller Juve (Dissertation)

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Oral Health Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors: Investigation of an Educational Intervention Strategy with At-Risk Females, Susan Romano Rustvold (Dissertation)

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Preschool Teachers' Perspectives on Caring Relationships, Autonomy, and Intrinsic Motivation in Two Cultural Settings, Xiaoling Tian (Dissertation)

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Understanding the Role of Social, Teaching and Cognitive Presence in Hybrid Courses: Student Perspectives on Learning and Pedagogical Implications, Janelle De Carrico Voegele (Dissertation)

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Engaging Community Food Systems through Learning Garden Programs: Oregon Food Bank's Seed to Supper Program, Denissia Elizabeth Withers (Thesis)

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First-Generation Student Success After Academic Warning: An Exploratory Analysis of Academic Integration, Personal Adjustment, Family and Social Adjustment and Psychological Factors, Gabrielle Shoshana Zeisman (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Coupled Pedagogy: A Study of Sustainability Education and Community-Based Learning in the Senior Capstone Program at Portland State University, Emily Erin Bowling (Thesis)

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Storytelling as Loving Praxis in Critical Peace Education: A Grounded Theory Study of Postsecondary Social Justice Educators, Amanda Smith Byron (Dissertation)

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The Relationship Between Teachers' Multicultural Attitudes and Their Instructional Practice with English Language Learners: A Mixed Method Study, Adria Danielle Dodici (Dissertation)

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Assessment for Improvement in Higher Education: Faculty Perception of and Participation in Program Assessment, Serap Emil (Dissertation)

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Faculty of Color and Scholarship Redefined: Teaching and Learning for Intercultural Competence, Peng Fu (Dissertation)

 

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