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Dissertations from 2014

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Efficient Scientific Workflow Scheduling in Cloud Environment, Fei Cao

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EFFECTS OF SPEAKER'S ACCENT IN A MULTIMEDIA TUTORIAL ON NON-NATIVE STUDENTS' LEARNING AND ATTITUDES, Lam Vien Cao Ngoc

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PRIVATE ACTS, PUBLIC PROBLEMS: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS A POLICY CASE STUDY, Emily S. Carroll

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RISKY BUSINESS: HOW REVENUE MEASUREMENT AND RISK DISCLOSURE IMPACT EQUITY INVESTORS' VALUE JUDGMENT OF PRIVATE COMPANIES, Bryan Daniel Cataldi

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Conflict of Interest and Corruption in the States, Brian Curtis Chapman

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A TALE OF TWO METHYLATION MODIFICATIONS IN ARCHAEAL RNAs, Kunal Chatterjee

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Mothering and Anxiety: An Evaluation of the Anxiety Levels of First-time Mothers in Rural Kentucky and Rural Michigan, Llena H. Chavis

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CRYSTAL STRUCTURE ENGINEERING FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE OF EMERGING NANOSCALE DEVICES, Vinay Uday Chimalgi

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Assessing policy and institutional change's influence on alternative agriculture in Zimbabwe since 1980, Plaxedes Chitiyo

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SEED DISPERSAL ROLE AND NUTRITIONAL STUDIES OF TWO SERRASALMID FRUGIVORE AMAZON FISH, BLACK PACU AND RED PACU, Fred William Chu Koo

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ECOLOGY OF THE SWAMP RABBIT AND EASTERN COTTONTAIL IN BOTTOMLAND HARDWOOD FORESTS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Joanne Crawford

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UNIVERSITY STUDENT FACEBOOK USAGE AND ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION., Brent Michael Crow

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COMMUNICATING CARE: A CRITICAL COMMUNICATION PEDAGOGY OF CARE IN THE UNIVERSITY CLASSROOM, Molly Cummins

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optical engineer, Nima davoudzadeh mahboub sedigh

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"I AM THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP": MOTHER'S EXPERIENCES BALANCING GRADUATE EDUCATION AND FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES, Denise Marie Demers

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Factors Affecting Recogntion of Expriential Learning in Nepal, Dhruba Prasad Dhungel

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EFFECTS OF ACUTE THC ADMINISTRATION ON EXTINCTION OF CONDITIONED FEAR RESPONSES IN HUMANS: A FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF HIGH DENSITY EEG, Herman Augustus Diggs

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Holistic Boolean Twig Pattern Matching for Efficient XML Query Processing, Dabin Ding

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INVESTIGATING PROTEIN - BILAYER COMPLEXES: A STUDY OF LIGAND - RECEPTOR INTERACTIONS AT MODEL MEMBRANE SURFACE BY USING ELECTRONIC ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY AND FLUORESCENCE RESONANCE ENERGY TRANSFER., Navneet Dogra

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Growth, Poverty, and Capital Structure Effects of Financial Development, Ficawoyi Donou-Adonsou

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THE INFLUENCE OF ANGEL INVESTOR CHARACTERISTICS ON VENTURE CAPITALIST DECISION MAKING, Andrew William Drover

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Development of Amine Containing Polymer Modified MALDI Targets for Complex Peptide and Protein Mixture Fractionation Prior to MALDI Mass Spectrometry Analysis, Stephanie Eastwood

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PROSTAGLANDIN E2 PATHWAY AS A TARGET TO PREVENT AND TREAT OVARIAN CANCER IN LAYING HENS, Erfan Eilati

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An Empirical Analysis Of The Relationship Between Corruption And Inflation, Hussein Elkamel

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CONSUMERS AND THEIR CELEBRITY BRANDS: HOW NARRATIVES IMPACT ATTACHMENT THROUGH COMMUNAL RELATIONSHIP NORMS, Bennie Eng

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FORMULATION OF DETECTION STRATEGIES IN IMAGES, Ahmed Freidoon Fadhil

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The Aesthetic Agency of Popular Culture in the Writings of Pierre Bourdieu and Arthur C. Danto, Rebecca Lee Farinas

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MODULATION OF SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION AT THE NUCLEUS TRACTUS SOLITARIUS, LIN FENG

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Thinking Holistically versus Analytically: Exploring the Impact of Culture on Consumers' Cognitive Responses to Ads, Yang Feng

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PAPER PEOPLE AND DIGITAL MEMORY: RECREATING THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE IN JAPAN, Meghan Sarah Fidler

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Exploring the Relationships Between Neuroticism, Experiential Avoidance, and Worry: A Test of a Mediational Model, Elliott J. Fitzpatrick

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EFFECTS OF STRUCTURAL MODIFICATION ON RELIABILITY OF NANOSCALE NITRIDE HEMTs, Vamsi Mohan Gaddipati

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States on the Federal Stage: The Amicus Curiae Role of State Attorneys General, Shane A. Gleason

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Relationship of Teacher Epistemic Beliefs, Perceived Barriers to Technology Use, and Integration of Educational Technology, Rodney J. Greer

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Transcendentalist Aesthetics in Emerson, Peirce, and Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Painting, Nicholas Guardiano

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Evaluation of Non-functionalized Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes Composites for Bone Tissue Engineering, Ashim Gupta

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Diversity Goals, Stereotypical Career Orientation, and Facial Attractiveness: Perceptions of Female Leader Competence, Rachel Hamel

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I am a Merry Midwest Mestizo: Race, Space, and the Landscaping of Identity, David Alva Hanley-Tejeda

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The Collaborative Performance of Open Mic Poetry and the Art of Making Do, Joseph Hassert

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AN EXAMINATION OF FACTORS THAT PREDICT STUDENT RETENTION AMONG AGRICULTURAL MAJORS: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY, Patricia Margaret Hauser

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First-generation Graduates and Issues of Employability, Malarvizhi Hirudayaraj

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MENTAL HEALTH IMPAIRMENT AND HUMAN CAPITAL ACQUISITION: UNDERAGE DRINKING AS A PREDICTOR OF CONCOMITANT ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE AND POOR EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, Euchay Ngozi Horsman

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IN THE WEB WE CONNECT: USES OF SOCIAL MEDIA AMONG THE SOUTH ASIAN DIASPORA IN THE U.S., Mohammad Delwar Hossain

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HOW DOES RACIAL IDENTITY EFFECT AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS ABILITY TO ASSIMILATE IN A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE COLLEGE CAMPUSES AND ITS IMPACT ON RETENTION: A MIXED METHOD STUDY, Janette Howard

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EVALUATION OF SEED TREATMENTS ON THE NODULE COMPETENCY OF SOYBEAN INOCULANTS, Chiun-Kang Hsu

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ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: A CASE STUDY OF THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY, JiangBo HuangFu

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Aggressive Behavioral Phenotype in Intrauterine Growth Restricted (IUGR) Baboons Exposed to Moderate Nutrient Restriction Early in Development, Hillary Huber

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DEPRESSION AND FACTORS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AMONG MALAY, CHINESE AND INDIAN ELDERLY WOMEN AT RUMAH SERI KENANGAN (RSK), PUBLIC WELFARE INSTITUTIONS IN MALAYSIA, Nabisah Ibrahim

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Evolving Software Development Methodologies: The Search for Accounting Clarity, Amy Igou

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The Individual as Ecological: Reconstructing Identity in a Deweyan Vein, Tanya Francis Jeffcoat

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THE ROLE OF POU5F1B IN PROSTATE CANCER, Hongmei Jiang

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College Students' HPV Knowledge and Intention to be HPV Vaccinated, Chandrika Johnson

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THE EFFECTS OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING ON THE ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT OF MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, Kimberly M. Johnson-Harris

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Genetic and Parental Influences on the Development of Emotion Recognition Skills in Children, Sufna Gheyara John

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(N)Onomastics and Malory: Anonymity and Female Characters in Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'arthur, Jennifer Justice

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TEACHER EDUCATORS' TECHNOLOGY DECISIONS AND THE EXTENT TO WHICH THEY MODEL TECHNOLOGIES FOR INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS IN TEACHING METHOD COURSES, Gilbert Kalonde

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RELIGIOUS IDENTITY, SELF-CONCEPT, AND RESILIENCE AMONG FEMALE ORPHAN ADOLESCENTS IN MALAYSIA: AN EVIDENCE-BASED GROUP INTERVENTION, Siti Rozaina Kamsani

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CLASSIFICATION OF ONE-DIMENSIONAL AND TWO-DIMENSIONAL SIGNALS, Raghuveer Kanneganti

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"YOU BITCH! YOU SLUT! YOU WHORE!": GENDER-SPECIFIC SYSTEM JUSTIFICATION AS A MEDIATOR OF WOMEN'S SELF-SEXUALIZATION AND BENEVOLENT SEXISM, ENVIRONMENTAL MASTERY, AND GENERAL POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE AFFECT, Kari Keller

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"Eolas to Ma:" Construction of Postnational Space in the Interstitial Visions of Heaney, Carson and Morrissey, David Gibbons Kelly

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CHARACTERIZATION OF A DUAL FUNCTIONING SAM-I RIBOSWITCH AND TRANS ACTING SMALL RNA IN DESULFOVIBRIO VULGARIS HILDENBOROUGH, Megan Leigh Kempher

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A Family Affair: The Political Economy of Media Ownership in the Republic of Korea (1998-2012), Chunhyo Kim

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WHAT DO CLINICIANS DO? ADDRESSING WHITE CLIENTS' RACIST COMMENTS IN THE THERAPY ROOM, Melissa J. King

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AN EXAMINATION OF THE TEIQUE AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH THE BIG FIVE FACTORS, RELATIONSHIP QUALITY, AND GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH IN AN AMERICAN COLLEGE SAMPLE, Laura Ann Kise

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Psychological and Genetic Contributions to the Development of Social Cognition in Children, Jacqueline Marie Klaver

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PSEUDO DIAMETER - A NOVEL CONCEPT IN DESIGNING HIGHLY BANDWIDTH EFFICIENT MULTICAST ROUTING PROTOCOLS, Sindoora Koneru

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The number of zeros of linear recurring sequences over finite fields, Suwanda Hennedige Yasanthi Kottegoda

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In Search of Home: How Kenyans Domiciled in the USA Negotiate Transnational Identities Online., Henry Edward Kyeyune

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REGULATION OF EUKARYOTIC GENE EXPRESSION BY mRNA CAP BINDING COMPLEX AND CAPPING MACHINERY, Shweta L. Lahudkar

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The Impact of Working Memory Training on Third-Grade Students' Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension Performance, Sylvia Elaine Lee

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The Heart Has Its Own Order: The Phenomenology of Value and Feeling in Confucian Philosophy, Yinghua Lu

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Utilization of cobalt catalyst for high temperature Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in a fluidized bed reactor, James Mabry

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MOBOCRACY: THE MOB AND AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1782-1851, Michael David MacBride

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Teachers' Attitudinal Indicators As Predictors Of Job Satisfaction And Retention By Educational Sector: An Analysis Of The Schools And Staffing Survey, 2007-08, Justin A. Martin

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Ancestor Worship in the Middle Sicán Theocratic State, Go Matsumoto

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Adult attachment and psychopathology: The mediating role of emotion regulation and cognitive factors, Anna Matyja

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Risk Propensity, Self-Efficacy and Driving Behaviors Among Rural, Off-Duty Emergency Services Personnel, Michelle Yvonne McLernon

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Technological Systems of Small Point Weaponry of the Postclassic Lowland Maya (A.D. 1400 - 1697), Nathan Joseph Meissner

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DEVELOPMENT OF IONIC POLYMER NANOBRUSHES WITH APPLICATION IN MALDI-MS, Bojan Mitrovic

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FACTORS THAT LEAD MILLENNIAL ALUMNI TO DONATE TO THEIR ALMA MATER, Robert Andrew Morgan

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COMMUNITY-BASED NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: GROUP CAPACITY, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND ASSESSING SUCCESS, Natalie Jones Mountjoy

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Use of an Interactive Web-based Platform, Founded on Constructs from the Social Cognitive Theory, to Benefit Eating Competence, Matthew T. Moyer

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THE UTILITY OF MOBILE-ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING (MALL): ESL STUDENTS' BELIEFS ABOUT NEW LITERACY IN SWAZILAND, Mandlakayise Patrick Mthethwa

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FATE, TRANSPORT, AND MIXTURE TOXICITY OF TRANSGENIC BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS CORN (ZEA MAYS) AND ASSOCIATED INSECTICIDES, Sara Ann Mueting

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INTERMEDIA AGENDA-SETTING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN POLITICAL BLOGS AND LEGACY NEWS MEDIA: A STUDY OF THE `OBAMA-IS-A-MUSLIM' RUMOR, Md. Abu Naser

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On Motion Mechanisms of Freight Train Suspension Systems, Dennis O'Connor

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Applying the SCM and BIAS Map Models to Theories of Sexual Harassment, Dawn Ohse

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FACTORS DETERMINING HABITAT SELECTION BY SPRING MIGRATING WATERFOWL ALONG THE WABASH RIVER, ILLINOIS, Ryan O'Shaughnessy

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SYNTHESIS AND TESTING OF THRESHOLD LOGIC CIRCUITS, ASHOK KUMAR PALANISWAMY

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PATHWAYS TO DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP: THE MEDIATING ROLES OF DELIBERATION AND POLITICAL EFFICACY IN THE EFFECTS OF OLD AND NEW MEDIA USE ON POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN SOUTH KOREA, Chang Sup Park

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Constrained Statistical Inference in Regression, Thelge Buddika Peiris

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A Qualitative Exploration of Critical Approaches to Social Justice in Student Affairs, Amanda Phillips

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From Losing Everything to Finding Community: How Homeless People Narrate their Lived Experiences, Joshua Daniel Phillips

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The Ape Ecological Niche: Posture and Hand Use in Gibbons and Macaques and the Influence of Manual Skill on Cognitive Development in Apes and Humans, Jacqueline Marie Prime

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GEOCHEMISTRY OF THERMALLY ALTERED COALS AND ORGANIC-RICH SHALES: THE IMPACT OF RAPID HEATING ON PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF ORGANIC MATTER, Mohammad W. Rahman

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Targeted Disruption of the Deaf1 Gene in Mouse Brain and the Effects on Behavior and Gene Expression, Shivakumar Rajamanickam

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TLR4 is a novel determinant of the response to paclitaxel in breast cancer, Sandeep Rajput

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An Empirical Approach to Social Networks, Markum L. Reed

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ANALYSIS OF HUMAN DNA MISMATCH REPAIR IN THE CHROMATIN ENVIRONMENT, Elena V. Rodriges Blanko

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A Historical Analysis of Women Student Activities during the Inter War Years 1918 -1941, Daniel Martin Ryan