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Dissertations from 2014

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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

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The Effect of Instruction in Alternative Solutions on American Ninth-Grade Algebra I Students' Problem Solving Performance, Erin Elizabeth Sagaskie

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EFFECTS OF USING VIDEO, AUDIO, OR MIXED CHANNELS FOR VICARIOUS LEARNER INTERACTIONS IN A SYNCHRONOUS E-LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, Roman Eduardo Sarmiento

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EFFECT OF STRUCTURE IN PROBLEM BASED LEARNING ON SCIENCE TEACHING EFFICACY BELIEFS AND SCIENCE CONTENT KNOWLEDGE OF ELEMENTARY PRESERVICE TEACHERS, Selena K. Sasser

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Middle School Students' Attitudes toward Math and STEM Career Interests: A 4-Year Follow-Up, Madalyn R. Schneider

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"I Don't Want to Hurt Anyone's Feelings": Using Race as a Writing Prompt in First Year Writing, Dianna Shank

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ARCHITECTURE-AWARE HARD-REAL-TIME SCHEDULING ON MULTI-CORE ARCHITECTURES, Mayank Shekhar

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AKR1B8 IS A NOVEL MODULATOR OF CRYPTIC SELF-RENEWAL AND SUSCEPTIBILITY TO COLITIS AND ASSOCIATED CANCER, Yi Shen

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TOWARDS A UNIVERSAL DEFINITION AND MEASURE OF SPIRITUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE, Uday Shinde

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The Effects of Foreign Aid on Government Policies: Theoretical and Empirical Analyses, Hyeon Joon Shin

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AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT EXCHANGE TRADED NOTES, Sara Shirley

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LEARNING STYLES, DEMOGRAPHICS, AND ACHIEVEMENT OF NURSING ASSISTANT STUDENTS IN ILLINOIS: IS THERE A RELATIONSHIP?, Nishala Iroshini Silva

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STOCHASTIC MODELS IN POPULATION DYNAMICS., Pathiranage Lochana Pabakara Siriwardena

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Conditional Reinforcement: A Comprehensive Review and Investigation of Terminal Link Stimulus Functions, Travis Ray Smith

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THE INFLUENCE OF RACE, CAUSAL ATTRIBUTION, & IN-GROUP FAVORITISM ON RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REHABILITATION SERVICES, Matthew Evan Sprong

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A Look at the Decision Making of Mutual Fund Families, Jeffrey R. Stark

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GEOGRAPHIC EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON MAJOR RURAL LAND COVERS OF THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES, Timothy J. Stoebner

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Ars rhetorica et sacrae litterae: St. Patrick and the Art of Rhetoric in Early Medieval Briton and Ireland, Brian James Stone

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PHYSICAL THERAPISTS' CLINICAL PRACTICES REGARDING INTRINSIC AND EXTRINSIC FALL RISK FACTORS AND THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARD THE USE OF EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE, Michael Alan Stroud

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ATOMISTIC MODELING OF PHONON BANDSTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT FOR OPTIMAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT IN NANOSCALE DEVICES, Sasi Sekaran Sundaresan

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Modified Stochastic Sine-Gordon Equation, Abdallah M. Talafha

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Host-Pathogen Ecology: Effects of Species Ecology and Environmental Factors on the Intensity and Distribution of Disease Among Illinois Amphibians, Brooke Lee Talley

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THE CHALLENGES OF EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA IN AN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION, Yonmon Tchinsala

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Composition, Pedagogy, and the Development of Effective Student-Teachers: A Comparative Analysis of Training Programs for Teaching Assistants in English Departments, Ryan James Thornsberry

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Ecology of the marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) in southern Illinois: wetland dynamics, metapopulations, and trophic position, Jorista van der Merwe

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THE ROLE OF ADAPTATION AND INFORMATION IN AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE, Sarah Varble

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Ghost, Animal, Android: Trauma, Posthuman Ethics, and Radical Vulnerability in American Literature, 1940-2010, Tony M. Vinci

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Living The Crisis: Identities And Materialities In A Transnational Greek Setting, Leonidas Vournelis

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Fundamental studies and applications for the development of novel MRI contrast agents: Hyperpolarized xenon-129 and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, Laura L. Walkup

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Cinematic Accounts of a Neoliberal Hong Kong: Post-1997 Urban Cinema and the Human Cost of Neoliberalization, Mark Walters

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DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW SCREENING AND DETECTION METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING PROTEIN-SMALL MOLECULE INTERACTIONS, Lin Wang

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Chronic Impact Of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles On Solanum Lycopersicum L. And Brassica Rapa L., Qiang Wang

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Parameter Estimation in the Advection Diffusion Reaction Model With Mean Occupancy Time and Boundary Flux Approaches, Xiuquan Wang

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CUSTOMERS' EMOTIONAL AND COPING RESPONSES TO SERVICE FAILURES: THE ROLE OF SELF-CONGRUENCE, Shuqin Wei

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The Dark Cloud of Jeffersonian Philanthropy: Native American Assimilation and the Critique of the Frontier Romance, Stanley (Buck) Weiss

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Web Walkers, A Phenomenological Study of Adult Native American Distance Learning Experiences: Toward a Standard Model of Indigenous Learning, Sandra D. Weiterman Barton

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Choice Overload and Maximization: Implications for Disordered Gambling, Seth William Whiting

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UTILIZING VROOM'S EXPECTANCY THEORY AS A PREDICTOR OF STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS ON THE ILLINOIS NURSE ASSISTANT COMPETENCY EXAMINATION, Kelli D. Whittington

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An Adornoesque Ethics: The Problem of Damaged Life, Heather Wilburn

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When do propagules matter? The role of ecological filters and regeneration dynamics during community assembly in tallgrass prairie restorations, Jason Willand

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A STUDY OF SAFETY IMPACTS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF DRIVEWAYS AND THEIR PROXIMITY, Michael R. Williamson

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Applications and Advancements of Dynamic Isoelectric Focusing, Shannon Courtney Wilson

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Inflammatory and Conciliatory Rhetoric in the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Content Analysis of How Three Newspapers Covered Two Provocative Events, Oliver R. Witte

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Blood, Mud, and Money: Place and Public Land Conflicts in the Shawnee Hills, Karen Wolf

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A CHARACTERIZATION OF SELECTION FOR EVOLVED RESISTANCE TO PROTOPORPHYRINOGEN OXIDASE (PPO)-INHIBITING HERBICIDES IN AMARANTHUS TUBERCULATUS, Raymond Joseph Wuerffel

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REGULATION OF CIRCADIAN CLOCKS AND METABOLISM BY ARYL HYDROCARBON RECEPTOR, CANXIN XU

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TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION: IMPLEMENTATION, OPTIMIZATION AND COMPARISON IN DIGITAL BREAST TOMOSYNTHESIS, Shiyu Xu

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ESSAYS ON MIGRATION AND HUMAN CAPITAL ACCUMULATION, Xu Xu

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UNDERSTANDING REHABILITATION COUNSELORS CULTURAL COMPETENCE THROUGH CLIENT PERCEPTIONS, Priyanka Yalamanchili

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Crystallographic and Modeling Studies Suggest that the SKICH Domains from Different Protein Families Share a Common Ig-like Fold but harbor substantial Structural Variations, Yang Yang

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(RE)CLAIMING THE INTELLIGENT HEART: A CRITICAL PEDAGOGUE'S JOURNEY TOWARD CONNECTED SCHOOLING, Melinda L. Yeomans

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CONSTRAINED STATISTICAL INFERENCE WHEN TARGET AND SAMPLE POPULATIONS DIFFER, Huijun Yi

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Malaysian Counselor Supervisor Development: The Effect of Counselor Supervisor Training, Self-Efficacy, and Role Conflict and Role Ambiguity, Hapsah Md Yusof

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The role of hCLCA2 and hCLCA4 in suppression of breast cancer progression, Yang Yu

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Hearing Existenzspeak: An Existential Response to Millennial Angst, Brian Zager

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ARAB STUDENTS' DIFFICULTIES WITH ENGLISH WRITING DURING THEIR TRANSITION TO THE UNITED STATES: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY, Rima Nassar Zghyer

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LOW-POWER LOW-VOLTAGE ANALOG CIRCUIT TECHNIQUES FOR WIRELESS SENSORS, Chenglong Zhang

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CONSUMER INVOLVEMENT IN REVIEWING PRODUCTS ONLINE: A SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY PERSPECTIVE, Nan Zhang

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MECHANISMS OF RAPID RESOLUTION OF DIABETES FOLLOWING ILEAL INTERPOSITION SURGERY IN THE RAT, Ping Zhao

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A Unified Robust Minimax Framework for Regularized Learning Problems, Hongbo Zhou

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Open quantum system dynamics for describing state transfer, Nayeli Zuniga-Hansen