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Dissertations from 2015

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EXPLORING UNIVERSITY PROJECT MANAGEMENT PRESENCE AS RELATED TO ORGANIZATIONAL MODELS, Arden Lockwood

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The Strains of Conscience: Justifying Civil Disobedience and Conscientious Objection, Dennis Lunt

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PHARMACOLOGICAL MODULATION OF SARCOPLASMIC RETICULUM CALCIUM ATPASE AND CALCIUM RELEASE CHANNELS FOR MUSCLE CELL PROTECTIVE ACTION, Yuanzhao Lv

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REAL-TIME CLASSIFICATION OF CONTINUOUS GESTURES, Rapeepan Maitree

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A WOMAN'S VOICE: A QUALITATIVE STUDY ON HOW FIRST-YEAR COLLEGE WOMEN UNDERSTAND THEIR SEXUAL EXPERIENCES, Amber Lynn Manning-Ouellette

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A Modernist Among the Victorians: The Case of Emily Brontë, Sohana Manzoor

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Behavioral Reconstruction of the Kerma Era Nubians, D.C. Martin

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Modeling and Scheduling for Sensor Network Quality-of-Experience Enhancement, Mini Mathew

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THE LEVEL OF VALUE AND EXPECTANCY HELD FOR ADULT AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION BY AGRICULTURAL EDUCATORS IN MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS, William David Mauk

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Differential Effects of Divided Attention on Object Representations, Jillian Christine Mayer

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An Examination of Associations Among Psychopathology, Personality, and Coping, Daniel McBride

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Monitor Men: An Intertextual Analysis of Motion Pictures Directed by George Clooney, Mark Jefferey McCleerey

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Evolution of stomata in mosses (Bryophyta): From molecules to form and function, Amelia Merced-Alejandro

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Determination of Quadratic Lattices by Local Structure and Sublattices of Codimension One, Nicolas David Meyer

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Tick-borne Diseases: Assessing the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of College Students, Wendi Krista Middleton

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Fighting with Reality: Considering Mark Johnson's Pragmatic Realism Through Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do Method, Alexander David Miller

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FROM ‘WE REASONERS’ TO ‘WE SUFFERERS’: COMMUNITY AND LOYALTY FROM ROYCE, THROUGH SELLARS, TO RORTY, Steven Andrew Miller

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THE STUDY OF CD24 AS A PREDICTIVE INDICATOR IN CISPLATIN TREATMENT RESPONSE OF HEAD AND NECK CANCER, Vishnu Modur

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Oil Price Movements and Equity Returns: Evidence from the GCC Countries, Fathi M. Mohalhal

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Function-based Algorithms for Biological Sequences, Pragyan Paramita Mohanty

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Low Temperature Electrical Transport in 2D Layers of Graphene, Graphitic Carbon Nitride, Graphene Oxide and Boron-Nitrogen-Carbon, Baleeswaraiah Muchharla

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Transcendental sensus communis: Reflective Foundations of Cognition in Kantian Epistemology, Laura Joy Mueller

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BURIAL AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATION IN ITALIAN IRON AGE NECROPOLES: TESTING A BIODISTANCE APPROACH, Evan Muzzall

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Methodologies for Test and Diagnosis of Delay Defects in Integrated Circuits, Ahish Mysore somashekar

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Lincoln's Conservatives: Conservative Unionism and Political Tradition in the Civil War Era, Mark Alan Neels

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CARBON AND NITROGEN CYCLING IN GIANT CANE (ARUNDINARIA GIGANTEA (WALT.) MUHL.) RIPARIAN ECOSYSTEMS, Amanda Nelson

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The Association of Resilience with Cardiovascular Disease Among Members of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Lisa C. Nelson-Majewski

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Analysis of Ergonomics and Highly Non-linear Dynamics of Surgical Motions and Muscle Activations in Minimally Invasive Surgery, IKECHUKWU POLYCARP NNAMDI OHU

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COMPUTERIZED BEHAVIORAL SKILLS TRAINING, SELECTION-BASED INSTRUCTION, LAG REINFORCEMENT SCHEDULES, AND THE EMERGENCE OF TOPOGRAPHY-BASED RESPONSES TO INTERVIEW QUESTIONS, John O'Neill

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Parent-child mutuality: An examination of its influences and stability in a twin sample, Amanda Palo

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MODELING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF Z-NUMBER, Purvag Patel

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The Struggle for Terroir in French Algeria: Land, Wine, and Contested Identity in the French Empire, Nathan Welsz Pedigo

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Performing Black Feminisms in Diasporic Contexts: Sub-Saharan Women Negotiating Identity across Cultures, Gloria Pindi Nziba

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BOND STRENGTH EVALUATION IN ADHESIVE JOINTS USING NDE AND DIC METHODS, Anish Poudel

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THE INTERPLAY OF HISTONE CHAPERONE NAP1 WITH SWI/SNF FAMILY OF CHROMATIN REMODELLERS IN S.cerevisiae, RASHMI PRASAD

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DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL MATRIX ASSISTED LASER DESORPTION / IONIZATION (MALDI) BASED PEPTIDE QUANTITATION APPROACH, Kandalama KD Priyasantha

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Development of High performance Concrete Composites Using Class F Fly Ash and PCC Bottom Ash, and a Statistical Model to Predict Compressive Strength of Similar Concrete Composites, Rajnish Puri

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Memory: A Semiotic Ontology Of The Self, Aisha Raees

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HUMAN CLCA2 IS A P53-DEPENDENT ZINC METALLOPROTEASE AND ITS INTERACTION WITH EVA1 MAINTAINS DIFFERENTIATION OF HUMAN MAMMARY EPITHELIAL CELLS, Grace Theresa Nicholas Ramena

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The Effect of Racial Status and Other Core Characteristics on Collective Self-Esteem A Quantitative Test of Divergent Theories of Identity Valuation, Wilfred Reilly

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NOVEL DOPAMINERGIC SIGNALING MODULATING HIPPOCAMPAL SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION, Nisha Rizvi

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Code-Switching and Gender: A Longitudinal Study of Spanish/English Speaking Fraternal Boy-Girl Twins, Colin Scott Robinson

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RACE, SOCIALIZATION, AND CIVILITY: INTERROGATING THE COMMUNICATIVE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WHITE HABITUS, Charles Kyle Rudick

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Toward Better Knowledge: A Social Epistemology of Pragmatic Nonviolence, Matthew A. Ryg

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Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus Output Neurons in Young and Aged Rats, Tracy Anne Schatteman

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ROMANTIC RECULTIVATING OF SELF AND ENVIRONMENT, David R. Schrappe

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A comparative study of the population dynamics of four Amaranthaceae species, Lauren Michele Schwartz

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Evaluation of Equivalence Relations: Models of Assessment and Best Practice, Dawn Amber Seefeldt

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Sexuality Workplace Issues Among Direct Service Personnel Working With Populations Who Are Intellectually Disabled In Community Integrated Living Arrangements: A Case Study, Anita Sego

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STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL STUDIES OF F-BOX-ONLY PROTEIN FBXO7 AND ITS INTERACTIONS WITH PROTEASOME INHIBITOR PI31, Jinsai Shang

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FUEL SWITCH TO BIOMASS FOR THE CONTINUED USE OF AN OTHERWISE STRANDED COAL FIRED STEAM ELECTRIC ASSET, Thomas L. Shaw

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Convergent validity of two measures of childhood sexual abuse: Russell Sexual Abuse Interview Schedule and the Finkelhor Survey of Childhood Experiences, Tatyana Shchupak

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NMR/MRI SIGNAL ENHANCEMENT BY REVERSIBLE EXCHANGE (SABRE) AND HETEROGENEOUS SABRE (HET-SABRE), Fan Shi

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I, TOO, SING AMERICA: IMMIGRANT PERCEIVED ETHNIC DISCRIMINATION AND (DIS)IDENTIFICATION WITH NATIONAL BRANDS, Ra'id Qustandi Shomali

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QUALITY-OF-LIFE INDICATORS IMPACTING OLDER ADULTS, Julie E. Smirl

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High School Response to Intervention: A Case Study of Incoming Ninth Graders, Ellen Suzanne Smothers

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MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHM PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION: SOLVING ISSUES OF BIG DATA ANALYSIS, Soroosh Sohangir

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BURNED OUT FROM HEALING THE BROKEN HEARTED: THE EXPERIENCES OF CARDIAC NURSES, Gregory J. Steinsdoerfer

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Capturing Critical Whiteness: Portraits of White Antiracist Professors, Melanie Jane Stivers

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INSTRUCTORS' PERCEPTIONS OF ONLINE INSTRUCTION WITHIN REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS, Gayla M. Stoner

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Nuestro Mundo A Martiano Exploration of the Existential Impact of Climate Change, Alejandro Chester Strong

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DIET, EXERCISE, AND SMARTPHONES - A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF MOBILE HEALTH APPLICATIONS FOR WEIGHT LOSS, Rajvee Subramanian

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ALL-OPTICAL DELTA-SIGMA MODULATOR DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION, MOHAMAD TAFAZOLI MEHRJERDI

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HEMODYNAMICS STUDIES OF THE PREOVULATORY FOLLICLE AND CORPUS LUTEUM IN CATTLE, Saulo De Tarso Gusmão da Silva

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What's My Motivation: The Effect of Motivated Reasoning and Accountability on the Determination of Internal Control Effectiveness, Chanta Thomas

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BECOMING A STUDENT AFFAIRS ADMINISTRATOR: A STUDY OF ANTICIPATORY SOCIALIZATION AND THE DECISION OF AFRICAN AMERICANS TO ENTER THE STUDENT AFFAIRS PROFESSION, Romeshia C. Thomas

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FRAMING RIGHTS-CLAIMS: COLLECTIVE IDENTITY GROUPS IN THE TURKISH PUBLIC SPHERE, Bihter Tomen

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Towards Combined Computational and Experimental Studies on Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticles, Pamela Cabalu Ubaldo

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Transcriptional Regulatory Mechanisms of Ribosomal Protein Genes, Bhawana Uprety

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Uncertainty and Threat Perception: Nationalism as an Informational Index of International Behavior, Tatiana Vargas Maia

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REGULATION OF Fas-MEDIATED APOPTOSIS BY THE Fas ANTI-SENSE NON-CODING RNA "Saf", Olga Villamizar

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STRUCTURAL STUDY OF HUMAN CATENIN ΒETA-LIKE PROTEIN 1 AND DOUBLE RNA PSEUDOKNOTS IN -1 RIBOSOMAL FRAMESHIFTING, Guan Wang

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A Novel Image Retrieval Strategy Based on VPD and Depth with Pre-Processing, Tianyang Wang

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Causes of the decline in the loss of vegetated palustrine wetlands in the U.S. 1955 - 2009, Roger Kent Wiebusch

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The Relationship Of Romantic Attachment To Intimate Partner Violence Victimization And Perpetration: An Examination Of Individual Mediation And Moderation Variables, Chauntel Marie Wiggins

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EFFECTS OF TIME, SEED SOURCE, AND PLANT COMPOSITION ON MACROINVERTEBRATES IN RESTORED PRAIRIE, Ben Wodika

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Conducting Experiments: On the Connections Between Experimental Art Praxes and Performance Studies, Nicole E. Wood

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Identity, Agency, and Emotion: Political Activism Among Anti-War Military Veterans, Maja Virginia Wright-Phillips

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DIS/REORIENTATION OF CHINESE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ RACIAL AND ETHNIC IDENTITIES IN THE U.S.: COMMUNICATING RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE GLOBAL-LOCAL DIALECTIC, Bin Zhang

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INVESTIGATIONS OF OXIDE AND SULFIDE BASED LOW DIMENSIONAL NANO STRUCTURES FOR CONDUCTOMETRIC GAS SENSORS, MEMRISTORS AND PHOTODETECTORS, JIE ZHANG

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MOLECULAR DEFECTS OF MEF2 FAMILY PROTEINS AND NAC PROTEINS THAT BLOCK MYOGENESIS AND PROMOTE TUMORIGENESIS IN RHABDOMYOSARCOMA, Meiling Zhang

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CULTURAL VALIDITY AND SPECIFICITY OF WORK VALUES AMONG ASIAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS, Qianhui Zhang

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TBX2 IS INVOLVED IN MYOGENESIS AND ITS DEREGULATION PROMOTES TUMORIGENESIS IN RHABDOMYOSARCOMA, BO ZHU

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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BUPROPION SR ON DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN SMOKERS: SELF-REPORTS, EEG, AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, Jian Zhu

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Synthesis of Highly Ordered Polymer Nanostructures Based on Polyphenylene Vinylenes (PPVs), Xinju Zhu

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Efficient Bandwidth Reservation Strategies for Data Movements on High Performance Networks, Liudong Zuo

Dissertations from 2014

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An Empirical Analysis of Foreign Aid Heterogeneity According to Donors for Pakistan, Suleman Abdiah

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Mechanisms Underlying Chronic Pain, Mruvil Vikas Abooj

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On the Computation of LFSR Characteristic Polynomials for One-Dimensional and Two-Dimensional Test Pattern Generation, Oscar Acevedo

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H - Removable Sequences of Graphs, Dayana Adatorwovor

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UNDERSTADING THE ROLE OF PSEUDOKINASE TRB3 IN CANCER PROGRESSION AND CHEMORESISTANCE DURING METABOLIC STRESS, Djamilatou Adom

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ETHNIC IDENTITY AND FUNDS OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE SCHOLARSHIP OF LATINA FACULTY, Mariela Agrawal

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A Cross-Cultural Study of Socioeconomic Status, Parental involvement, and Students' Mathematics Achievement, Yazan Alghazo

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Dynamic Neural Network-based Adaptive Inverse Optimal Control Design, Ayman Khalid Alhejji

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Renormalization and ∗-product of the Horseshoe maps, Barakah Jaber Almarri

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STATISTICAL MODELS UTILIZING DEPENDENCE BETWEEN VARIABLES, Mohammad M. Al-Talib

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UTILIZING THE THEORY OF PLANNED BEHAVIOR TO UNDERSTAND CONSUMERISM: THE USE OF TWITTER FOR CONSUMERISM BETWEEN SAUDI AND AMERICAN CONSUMERS, Othman M. Althawadi

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THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF REVERSED HYSTERESIS DELTA SIGMA MODULATOR DESIGN, Raed Althomali

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ISLAMIC TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS OF IMPROVING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IN SAUDI ARABIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, Mesfer Ahmad Alwadai

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QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE PROCEDURE FOR UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS IN LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF WASTEWATER SOLIDS TREATMENT PROCESSES, Isam Alyaseri