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Dissertations from 2016

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AN IMPROVED ROCK MASS BEHAVIOR NUMERICAL MODEL AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO LONGWALL COAL MINING, Behrooz Abbasi

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EFFECT OF FOREIGN PRESENCE ON DOMESTIC PERFORMANCE: THE CASES OF EDUCATION IN THE US AND MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN ETHIOPIA, Melaku Teklea Abegaz

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The Development, Pilot, and Field Test of the Core HIV/AIDS Knowledge Assessment for Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Counseling-Related Degree Programs, Carrie L. Acklin

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THE THREE CATEGORIES OF CREATIVE FREEDOM: GOD, SELF-CONTROL, AND COMMUNITY, Juliana Acosta López de Mesa

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Realizations of simple Smale flows on three-manifolds, Kamal Mani Adhikari

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MEDIA AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA: ANALYSIS OF WAR AND PEACE FRAMES IN THE BOKO HARAM CRISIS COVERAGE, Ngozi Akinro

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MACROECONOMIC ASPECTS OF COMMODITY PRICE DYNAMICS, Md Rafayet Alam

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SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ZINC OXIDE BASED NANOSTRUCTURES AND COMPOSITES FOR ENERGY RELATED APPLICATIONS, Ahmed Al-Asadi

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SAUDI PRESERVICE ELEMENTARY TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES TOWARD TEACHING SCIENCE: EXPLORATION OF COGNITIVE, AFFECTIVE, AND PERCEIVED CONTROL BELIEFS, Ataallh Alatoai

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BEREAVEMENT AND FACTORS OF ADJUSTMENT AMONG CHRISTIAN, JEWISH, AND MUSLIM BEREAVED PARENTS, Mais Imad Al-Deen Mohamad Al-Nasah

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MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS AMONG SAUDI TEACHERS AND SUPERVISORS IN USING ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Ali Suwayid Alqarni

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THE EXTENT TO WHICH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHERS IN TABUK CITY ARE AWARE OF AND USE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS IN MATHEMATCS, ALI ALSHAHRI

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Arabic Language Student Teacher Perceptions towards the Effectiveness of University Supervisors, Cooperating Teachers, and School Principals during the Teaching Practicum, MOHAMMED ALSULAMI

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DYNAMIC ADAPTATION OF BANDWIDTH GRANULARITY FOR MULTIPATH ROUTING IN ELASTIC OPTICAL OFDM-BASED NETWORKS, Luae Abdul Fatah Barakat Al-Tarawneh

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ULTRASONIC APPLICATIONS- PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSES OF SOME MEDICINAL NATURAL PRODUCTS IN FOOD PLANTS, Ammar Badran Altemimi

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A COMPARISON BETWEEN SAUDI AND AMERICAN SCHOOL PRINCIPAL PREPARATION PROGRAMS, Anas Altuwaijri

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A THREE PART ESSAY ON THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES ON FIRM LEVEL INNOVATIVE CAPACITY A SYNTHESIS OF EFFECT, PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFITABILITY., ASSYAD Al-Wreikat

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A CASE STUDY: EXPLORING THE INCLUSIVE EDUCATION DECISIONS TEACHER EDUCATORS MAKE AND EXAMINING HOW PREPARED PRESERVICE TEACHERS FEEL TO TEACH DIVERSE STUDENTS, Lawrence Kofi Ametepee

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CRACKING THE WORLD SYSTEM: MEDIATING PUBLIC PEDAGOGIES FROM THE “WORLD REVOLUTION” OF 1848, James Kepley Anderson

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Object tracking and fetal signal monitoring, Yang Bai

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Rural Credit Markets in Ethiopia: Coexistence, Persistence, and Demand, Bizuayehu Getachew Bedane

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Exploring Interactions Between DRD4 Genotype and Perceived Parenting Environment, Kyle Bersted

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IMPLEMENTING EXPERTISE-BASED TRAINING METHODS TO ACCELERATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF PEER ACADEMIC COACHES, Lisa Blair

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THERAPEUTIC AND SAFETY EVALUATION OF CURCUMIN'S ANTIMICROBIAL AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES ON CANINE AND EQUINE, Stephanie Bland

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AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES’ PERSPECTIVE ON PERSISTENCE DURING THEIR SECOND YEAR AT AN HBCU, Josette Bradford

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The Hidden Advantage of Disaggregation in Substantive Analytical Procedures, David Breger

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NATURALLY STRIATED MUSCLE: EXAMINING THE IDEOGRAPHIC CRYSTALLIZATION OF, Dustin L. Briggs

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Fracturing Illinois: Fields of Political Contention in Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Policy, Amanda T. Buday

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THE ANTECEDENTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP: A TEST OF TRICKLE-DOWN EFFECTS, Gukdo Byun

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Gramophonic Trauma: The Object as Cultural Mnemonic in Irish Literature, Susanne Cammack

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Biological Distance in Middle and Late Archaic Populations of the Mid-South United States, Meadow Lea Campbell

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POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND POLITICAL ENGAGMENT: A MULTILEVEL ANALYSIS INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF POLITICAL CORRUPTION PROSECUTIONS ON VOTING AND GOVERNMENT TRUST IN THE UNITED STATES, Ryan Guy Ceresola

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Active Affections: One or Several Canyons, Kyle Cheesewright

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RESOURCE CONSTRAINT COOPERATIVE GAME WITH MONTE CARLO TREE SEARCH, Chee Chian Cheng

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PREDICTORS OF THE SUSTAINED IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCHOOL-WIDE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION SUPPORT MODEL, Jonathan Chitiyo

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ENHANCEMENT OF HIGH-SPEED FLYWHEEL ENERGY STORAGE VIA CARBON-FIBER COMPOSITE REINFORCEMENT, Michael Abu Conteh

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Shawnee National Forest Rock Climbing and Frontcountry Recreation: Leave No Trace, Awareness, Attitudes and Behaviors, Evan Ryan Coulson

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Losses Disguised as Wins in Slot Machines: A Case of Contingency Confusion, Jacob Hy Daar

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A Historical Narrative on the Role of Mrs. Esther Brown in the Development of Desegregation Policy in Public Education, Jessica Davis

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ADOLESCENT PERCEPTIONS OF BARRIERS TO RECEIVING SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Kelsie Deppen

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THE EFFECT OF FLAXSEED AND ITS LIGNAN COMPONENT ON ESTROGEN SIGNALING AND METABOLISM IN NORMAL AND CANCEROUS HEN OVARIES, Anushka Dikshit

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READY, SET, GO: A NARRATIVE STUDY ON JAMAICAN FEMALE TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES WHO ATTENDED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN THE U.S., Khalilah Toyina Doss

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The It-Narrator as Moral Agent: Social Guardians in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Literature, Christopher Charles Douglas

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The Perpetual Finishing of Nature and reason Kant on Work, creativity, and individual fulfillment, Matthew James Dowd

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THE INVISIBLE FRAUD: THE IMPACT OF INATTENTIONAL BLINDNESS ON AUDITOR FRAUD DETECTION, Mark Allen Edmonds

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Initial Validation of the Work and Human Needs Inventory, Alec J. Eshelman

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IS THERE JUSTICE FOR SEXUAL TRAUMA? A STRUCTURAL MODEL TO EXAMINE FACTORS INFLUENCING POSTTRAUMATIC GROWTH AND DISTRESS, Danielle Grace Fetty

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EXPLORING THE CAPACITY AND STUDENT NEEDS OF WELLNESS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OFFERED AT A HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY (HBCU): A CASE STUDY APPROACH, Martinique C. Free

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Techniques for Reliable and Efficient Analog to Digital Conversion, Yueran Gao

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LEADER-MEMBER EXCHANGE, DYADIC DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS AND SUBORDINATES’ TURNOVER INTENT IN REHABILITATION AGENCIES, Bryan Oweilayefa Gere

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ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF HIPPOCAMPAL SYNAPTIC PLASTICITY IN DEAF-1 KNOCK-OUT MICE, Aniruddha Ghosh

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CHARACTERIZATION OF HUMORAL RESPONSE TO EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS (EBV) INFECTION AND PROTEIN KINASES INVOLVED IN VIRAL REPLICATION, Ria Goswami

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A Critical Reflection: Foster Care Youth Experiences at a Four Year Postsecondary Institution, Renada D. Greer

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The Organizational Effects of Software as a Service: The Nerds Rise to Power, David R. Guggenheim

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HYDRAULIC, GEOSPATIAL, AND SOCIOECONOMIC MODELING OF STRATEGIC FLOODPLAIN RECONNECTION TRADEOFFS ALONG THE LOWER TISZA RIVER (HUNGARY) AND LOWER ILLINOIS RIVER (ILLINOIS, U.S.A), Ross Guida

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EFFECT OF CONSTITUTIVELY ACTIVATED LUTEINIZING HORMONE RECEPTOR ON THE MOUSE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM, Lan Hai

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Natural Resources, Conflicts, and Conflict Management, Md. Didarul Hasan

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APPLYING THE THEORY OF DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS TO UNDERSTAND ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION AT MID-WEST FARMERS MARKETS, Afroza Hasin

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THE METABOLIC EFFECTS OF DIET-INDUCED OBESITY AND GROWTH HORMONE TREATMENT IN LONG-LIVED MICE WITH ALTERED INSULIN AND INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR -1 SIGNALING, Cristal M. Hill

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BRIDGING AQUATIC AND TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS: ECOLOGY OF SEMI-AQUATIC MAMMALS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Angela Holland

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To Have or to Hold: The Role of Psychological Ownership in the Perceived Value of Owned and Accessed Goods, David Michael Houghton

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The Effect of Stereoscopic Three-Dimensional Images on Recall of Second Language Vocabulary, Regina Kaplan-Rakowski

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ENERGY-AWARE JOB SCHEDULING AND CONSOLIDATION APPROACHES FOR WORKFLOWS IN CLOUD, Mustafa Ibrahim Khaleel

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#Socialsupport for Diet and Physical Activity via Web 2.0: A Qualitative Study of College Women, Bethany Kies Kies

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ESSAYS ON REAL EXCHANGE RATE DYNAMICS AND PRICE CONVERGENCE, Erick M. Kitenge

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Making Art Work: A Pragmaticistic Interpretation of Art, Charles P. Klayman

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The effect of psychiatric service dogs for PTSD symptom amelioration in military veterans, Megan L. Kloep

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ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT OF MIRABILIS EXPANSA (RUIZ AND PAV.) STANDL.; FOR POTENTIAL AS A NEW ROOT CROP OUTSIDE THE ANDES, Miriam Kritzer Van Zant

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The Revolutionary Breath, Susannah Bunny LeBaron

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Queer Intersectionality: Queering the Limits of Identity Studies in Critical Intercultural Communication Research, Benjamin LeMaster

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MODIFICATION OF XANTHENE AND SILICON ANALOGUES OF XANTHENE FLUOROPHORES FOR CHEMICAL PROBES DEVELOPMENT, Chuangjun Liu

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ESSAYS ON DIGITAL CURRENCY, Hio Loi

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THE SPECIAL WALLS AROUND GAMETES IN CERATOPTERIS RICHARDII AND AULACOMNIUM PALUSTRE: USING IMMUNOCYTOCHEMISTRY TO EXPOSE STRUCTURE, FUNCTION, AND DEVELOPMENT, Renee Anita Lopez Swalls

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Unbiasing Information Search and Processing through Personal and Social Identity Mechanisms, Benjamin A. Lyons

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GLOBALIZED BACKLASH: WOMEN AGAINST FEMINISM’S NEW MEDIA MATRIX OF (ANTI) FEMINIST TESTIMONY, Margarethe Mapes

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Actively Managed Mutual Fund Holdings and Fund Performance, Timothy M. Marlo

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Examining the psychometric characteristics of an instrument to measure the impact of the climate on health behavior: A pilot study based on the Behavioral Ecological Model, Justin Tyler McDaniel

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THE TIES THAT BIND: SOCIAL COMPARISON’S INFLUENCE ON CONSUMER ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORAL INTENTIONS, Bryan Timothy McLeod

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Retention of Faculty of Color in Rehabilitation Counselor Education as it Relates to Their Perception of the Academic Climate, Tameika Minor

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THE ELEMENTS OF THE CLINICAL SUPERVISION: EXPORTING CONCEPTS TO JAPAN, Makoto Miyoshi

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“NO COSBY SHOW”: SINGLE BLACK MOTHER HOMES AND HOW BLACK MEN BUILD ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS, Maia Niguel Moore

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"To claim voice": The Discourses of Impoverished Children in the Great Depression, Maggie Elizabeth Morris Davis

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THE HOST-PATHOGEN INTERACTOME AND REGULATORY NETWORKS OF ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS PATHOGENESSIS OF ZEA MAYS: RESISTANCE IN MAIZE TO ASPERGILLUS EAR ROT AND TO AFLATOXIN ACCUMULATION, Bryan Manyasi Musungu

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Sisterly Sleuths: The Hidden Cultural Work of Serial Modernism, Stacy Olivia Nicklow

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(RE)CONSTRUCTING ETHNIC IDENTITIES: DIGITAL MEDIA AS AN IMPORTANT PLATFORM AMONG THE CHILDREN OF KOREAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE U.S., Jiwoo Park

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The Influence of Stereotype Threat on Prospective Memory in Middle to Late Adulthood, Sherrie L. Parks

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Lyapunov-type inequality and eigenvalue estimates for fractional problems, Nimishaben Shailesh Pathak

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HELPING OTHERS OR HELPING ONESELF? NGO COORDINATION AND ITS CONSEQUENCES, Vladislava Andonova Petrova

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The Relationship Between Multicultural Competency Training and Self-Efficacy in School Counselors-in-Training: Understanding of Social Class and Classism Competency Training, Zachary Pietrantoni

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LOTS OF AWFUL THINGS: INTERSECTIONS OF QUEERNESS AND CANCER THROUGH AUTOETHNOGRAPHY, Joshua Loren Potter

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Afterimages of Kincaid Mounds, Corin Clayton O'Brien Pursell

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On the numerical solution of continuous coupled algebraic Riccati equations, Prasanthan Rajasingam

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ALTERNATIVE LIPIDS IN NUTRITION OF MARINE FINFISH, Artur Nishioka Rombenso

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CHANGES IN HEALTH AND BEHAVIOR DURING THE BUSINESS CYCLE, Mohammad Sediq Sameem

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AN AUDIT COMMITTEE MEMBER’S ROLE IN AUDIT ADJUSTMENT DISPUTES: THE EFFECT OF EXTERNAL AUDITOR ATTACHMENT ON AN AUDIT COMMITTEE MEMBER’S ASC 360 ADJUSTMENT DECISIONS., Emily Renee Seay

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Women's Work: Stitching New Identity Narratives in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings, Arielle Semmel

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REGULATION OF EUKARYOTIC TRANSCRIPTIONAL ELONGATION AND ASSOCIATED DNA REPAIR, Rwik Sen

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HUMAN CLCA2 MODULATES THE CONDUCTANCE OF CALCIUM-ACTIVATED CHLORIDE CHANNELS BY REGULATION OF INTRACELLULAR CALCIUM, Aarushi Sharma

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VOICE AND SILENCE AMONG INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN THE U.S.- AMERICAN CLASSROOM: TOWARDS A DIALOGIC AND INCLUSIVE APPROACH TO VOICE, SILENCE, AND ACTIVE LISTENING, Jana Simonis

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AN INVESTIGATION OF POTENTIAL MECHANISMS UNDERLYING CHEMOSUPPRESSIVE EFFECTS OF DIETARY FLAXSEED IN THE LAYING HEN MODEL OF OVARIAN CANCER, Sheree Collette Speckman