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Dissertations from 2016

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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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The Effect of Delayed Feedback on Long-Term Retention and Application for RN Student Nurses, Leanne Marie Furby

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SYNTHESIS, PROCESSING, AND CHARACTERIZATION OF TITANIUM CARBIDE AND TITANIUM DIBORIDE BASED MATERIALS FOR STRUCTURAL AND ELECTRONIC APPLICATION, Zhezhen Fu

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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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SYNTHESIS, ELECTRONIC AND OPTO-ELECTRONIC TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF ATOMICALLY THIN 2D LAYERS OF MoS2, WSe2 and CuIn7Se11, Sujoy 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 'Uncreated' Voice of a Nation: James Joyce and the Twentieth Century Irish Bildungsroman, Marshall Lewis Johnson

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MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSION POLICY ANALYSIS: SUCCESS IN INCREASING AFRICAN AMERICANS IN MATRICULANT CLASSES, Kathleen Ann Jones

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

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Interactionist Labeling: A Structural Equation Model of Formal Labeling, Juvenile Delinquency, and Adult Criminality, Daniel Ryan Kavish

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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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OPTIMAL GROUP SIZE IN HUMANS: AN EXPERIMENTAL TEST OF THE SIMPLE PER CAPITA MAXIMIZATION MODEL, Jared Lee Klotz

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THE “PERPETUAL PRESENT” OF POLITICAL MODERNITY: ADORNO, ARENDT AND THE POSSIBILITY OF THE NEW, Kenneth Knight

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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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AN INSIGHT INTO DIFFERENT MODES OF REMODELER REGULATION: FOCUS ON SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE SWI/SNF, Soumyadipta Kundu

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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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PARALLEL DELAY FAULT GRADING HEURISTIC AND TESTING APPROACHES TO TROJAN IC DETECTION, Joseph Daniel Lenox

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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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C-ARM TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGING TECHNIQUE FOR DETECTION OF KIDNEY STONES, NUHAD ABDULWAHED YOUNIS MALALLA

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

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Integration of Bayesian Decision Theory and Computing with Words: A Novel Approach to Decision Support Using Z-numbers, Nina Marhamati

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

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MULTILEVEL GOVERNANCE IN EUROPEAN RIVER BASINS: CHALLENGES IN THE INTEGRATION OF ADAPTATION, DISASTER RESPONSE, AND RESILIENCE, Shanna N. McClain

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Observer Retaliation: How Apology Components Affect Observing Customers' Negative Word-of-Mouth and Patronage Intentions, Todd McClure

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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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MATHEMATICS TEACHERS’ READINESS AND ATTITUDES TOWARD IMPLEMENTING INTEGRATED STEM EDUCATION IN SAUDI ARABIA: A MIXED METHODS STUDY, Rabab Mohammed Mousa

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STUDY OF ADAPTIVE COMPRESSIVE SENSING FOR LOW POWER APPLICATIONS, Venkata Naresh Mudhireddy

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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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The science behind Tenax extractable concentrations and their use in evaluating environmental risk, Samuel Anthony Nutile

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MUSCLE FATIGUE ANALYSIS IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY, Ali Panahi

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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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The impact of Job Stressors on Job Satisfaction as mediated by Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Matthew Randall Peters

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

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Testing and Security Related Considerations in Embedded Software, Luke Pierce

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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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Clinical-Scale Hyperpolarization of 129Xe and 131Xe via Stopped-Flow Spin Exchange Optical Pumping, Kaili Ranta

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ACCELERATING THE NOTICING SKILLS OF NURSING AND MEDICAL STUDENTS USING STAGED VIDEO SIMULATION, Abby Razer

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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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A NOVEL DESIGN OF AN ALL-OPTICAL BISTABLE DEVICE USING A SINGLE ACTIVE ELEMENT, Hossein Sarafraz Yazdi

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REAL-TIME CLASSIFIER BASED ON ADAPTIVE COMPETITIVE SELF-ORGANIZING ALGORITHM, Zahra Sarafraz Yazdi

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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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EFFECTS OF SCALE AND HABITAT MANAGEMENT ON GRASSLAND BIRD RESPONSE IN CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM FIELDS IN NORTHWEST ILLINOIS, Justin J. Shew

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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

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USING BEHAVIORAL SKILLS TRAINING TO PROMOTE OPTIMAL BLACKJACK STRATEGIES, Ryan Christopher Speelman

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Karol Wojtyła’s Interpersonalist Ethics: A Critical Sartrean Appraisal and Confucian Adaptation, Steven Andrew Stegeman

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African American Mortality: A Biocultural Study of Missouri Cemetery Records, Dawn Christine Stricklin

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REGULATION OF CIRCADIAN CLOCKS AND METABOLISM BY SYNTHETIC AHR AGONIST BETA-NAPHTHOFLAVONE IN MICE, Mingwei Sun

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MODELING IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT ON WATERSHED OUTPUTS IN MIDWESTERN USA, Awoke Dagnew Teshager

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EFL PROFESSORS’ BELIEFS OF ASSESSMENT PRACTICES IN AN EFL PRE-SERVICE TEACHER TRAINING UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN COLOMBIA, Cristian Jesus Tovar Klinger

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Skilled Migration and Remittances: Theoretical and Empirical Analyses, Dambar Uprety Uprety

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AN EXPLORATORY EXAMINATION OF THE ETHICAL DECISION MAKING PROCESS OF ENTREPRENEURS THROUGH THE THEORY OF PLANNED BEAHAVIOR LENS: A POLICY-CAPTURING APPROACH, Jacob Andrew Voegel

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DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW CHIRAL MONOLITHIC CAPILLARY COLUMN AND A FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPIC STUDY OF A SELECTIVE OFF-ON PET SENSOR FOR THE DETECTION OF ZINC IONS, Xiaoli Wang

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Analysis and Mitigation of Multiple Radiation Induced Errors in Modern Circuits, Adam Watkins

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Using a Two-Factor Framework to Optimize Online Students’ Satisfaction While Minimizing Their Dissatisfaction, Firm Faith Saint Annie Watson

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DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY STUDIES OF PHOTOINDUCED ELECTRON EXCITATION AND TRANSFER OF ORGANIC DYES FOR PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY, SOLAR CELLS, AND FLUORESCENCE SENSOR APPLICATIONS, Krishanthi Chandima Weerasinghe

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Kant and the Nonspatiality of Things in Themselves, John Matthew Weyls

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The Use of the Expanded Health Belief Model (EHBM) To Evaluate Osteoporosis Attitudes, Knowledge, Beliefs and Self Efficacy of Nez Perce Tribal and Non Nez Perce Tribal Members in Nez Perce County, ID, Victor Nollen White

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The Effects of Biopsychosocial Explanations of Social Anxiety Disorder on Stigma, Prognostic Pessimism, and Perceptions of Mental Health Treatments, Randy L. Whittles

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Attentional Bias Modification: An Examination of Novel Training Contingencies and Stimulus Pairs, Kristin Alyse Wiggs

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Women's Textile Graffiti: An Aesthetic Staging of Public/Private Dichotomies, Diana Christine Woodhouse

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SYNTHESIS OF PERFLUOROHETEROAROMATIC POLYMERS FOR ION-CONDUCTING MEMBRANE FUEL CELLS VIA FREE RADICAL-BASED REACTIONS AND SYNTHESIS OF DI-CATIONIC IONIC LIQUIDS AS EFFICIENT SO2 ABSORBENTS, Shaoyi Xu

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Acenaphthylene Based CP-PAH Materials for Organic Semiconductors, Bingxin Yuan

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NONLINEAR DYNAMICS OF CABLE GALLOPING VIA A TWO-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM NONLINEAR OSCILLATOR, BO YU

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Doing Spontaneity, Nicolas J. Zaunbrecher