Thank you to my parents for being there for me and supporting me from the very beginning. Thank you to Jill for being my best friend and for never giving up on me these past five and a half years. Thank you to my family for all your encouragement and well wishes. Thank you to my professors, especially Professors Weisburd, Gavoor, Schooner, Tabriz, Yukins, and Colby, for being the best teachers and mentors anyone could ask for. And last but not least, thank you to my little dog, Dottie, for never letting me work too hard.
Tanner N. Slaughter