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Campus Only Dissertations

2014

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

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

STOCHASTIC MODELS IN POPULATION DYNAMICS., Pathiranage Lochana Pabakara Siriwardena

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications and Advancements of Dynamic Isoelectric Focusing, Shannon Courtney Wilson

ESSAYS ON MIGRATION AND HUMAN CAPITAL ACCUMULATION, Xu Xu

UNDERSTANDING REHABILITATION COUNSELORS CULTURAL COMPETENCE THROUGH CLIENT PERCEPTIONS, Priyanka Yalamanchili

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2013

A Qualitative Exploration of the Experiences of Adult Thermal Burn Survivors: The Navigation Toward Recovery and Health, Thereasa Eilene Abrams

GEOGRAPHIC DATA MINING AND GEOVISUALIZATION FOR UNDERSTANDING ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH DATA, Samuel Adu-Prah

Investigation of Proteretic Hopfield Networks, Aysar Al-khalidi

In Our Own Backyard: A Qualitative Investigation of Marginalized and Dominant Perspectives on White Privilege in Counseling Psychology Training Programs, Steven Matthew Andrews

ATTITUDES OF COLLEGE STUDENTS TOWARD PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN VARIOUS SOCIAL CONTEXTS, Azzahrah Anuar

RELIGION AND WOMEN'S STATUS ATTAINMENT: A COMPARATIVE AND HIERARCHICAL ANALYSIS, LUBNA AYUB ASIF

THE IMPACT OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPACITIES AND POSITIVE EMOTIONS OF FRONTLINE EMPLOYEES ON CUSTOMER PERCEPTIONS OF SERVICE RECOVERY, Carolin Edward Gergis Azab

THE EFFECTS OF CONDITIONAL DISCRIMINATION INSTRUCTION AND VERBAL BEHAVIOR ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HIERARCHICAL RESPONDING, Clarissa Sue Barnes

KEY DEVELOPMENTAL EVENTS IN THE ORIBATID MITE, ARCHEGOZETES LONGISETOSUS, AND THE EVOLUTION OF CHELICERATE BODY PLANS., Austen Alan Barnett

The changing face of Andean peatlands: the effects of climate and human disturbance on ecosystem structure and function, Juan C. Benavides

ORGANIZATIONS, RELIGION, AND LEGAL MOBILIZATION: THE CASE OF CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE LEGAL ADVOCACY, Daniel Bennett

XANTHENE AND SILICON ANALOGS OF XANTHENE FLUOROPHORES AS CHEMICAL SENSORS FOR pH AND HYPOCHLOROUS ACID, Quinn Adams Best

WHO SUPPORTS TERRORISM? A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TERRORIST RESOURCE NETWORKS, Srobana Bhattacharya

Negotiating Work-Family Conflict, Job Satisfaction, and Burnout in A Sample of Rural Home Healthcare Providers, Abigail Ryan Bilderback

Assessing the Leadership Potential of Applicants to CACREP Accredited Doctoral Programs, Peter Joseph Boccone

ADVANCED PHOSPHORUS BASED MIGRATION RESISTANT ANTI-OXIDANTS FOR CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT BRAKES WITH INCREASED CATALYTIC OXIDATION RESISTANCE, Matthew Levi Bolin

Higher-Order Lucas Sequences and Dickson Polynomials, Joshua Daniel Boone

What I achieved versus what I will achieve: The effect of framing on moral behavior licensing, Albert Botchway

EVOLUTION AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY, Michael E. Brady

A Survey of Professional Development for Co-teaching, Phillip Brown

A COMPARATIVE CASE STUDY ANALYSIS OF CAMPUS VIOLENCE PREVENTION PLANS AT THREE ILLINOIS HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS, Wade Robert Brown

Examining the Relationship between Career Interests, Styles, and Subjective Well-Being with the Strong Interest Inventory, Kristine Buelow

Callous Unemotional Traits and Patterns of Antisocial Behavior Among Female Juvenile Offenders, Allison Leigh Burke

Effect of the affordances of a virtual environment on second language oral proficiency, Heidy Patricia Carruthers

Extensions of the Tripartite Integration Model of Social Influence (TIMSI): Using Explicit and Implicit Measures to Examine Ethnic Minority and Majority Student Academic Achievement, Randie Christine Chance

AN EXPLORATORY STUDY INTO THE ADOPTON OF INTERNET BANKING IN MAINLAND CHINA, Lisa Chen

BIODIESEL PRODUCTION THROUGH MICROWAVE ASSISTED TRANSESTERIFICATION OF MICROBIAL CELLS, Yi Cui

ROLES OF HAND2 TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR IN UTERINE RECEPTIVITY AND DECIDUALIZATION, Huyen Van Doan

DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A HEALTHY BODIES CURRICULUM MODULE FOR COLLEGE PERSONAL HEALTH, Teresa Drake

Golden Handshakes at Commercial Banks, Jessica Dunn

ELUCIDATION OF REGULATORY MECHANISMS OF TRANSCRIPTION AND COUPLED mRNA EXPORT, Geetha Durairaj

PERFORMATIVE CORPORATE TRAINING IN TAIWAN, Sheng-Tao Fan

CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE PHILOSOPHIES OF ARISTOTLE AND PEIRCE WITH REGARD TO NON-DEDUCTIVE INFERENCES AND TO THEORY OF COGNITION, Jorge Alejandro Florez Restrepo

Performative Riffing: Theory, Praxis, and Politics in Movie Riffing and Embodied Audiencing Rituals, Matthew M. Foy

EXPOSURE TO DOWNSIZING: A LONGITUDINAL EXAMINATION OF CHANGE IN COLLECTIVE TRUST, Jennifer Lynn Franczak

The Politics of Interventionist Performance at the Intersection of Gender, Sexuality, and Trauma, Jennifer L. Freitag

Writing the Apocalypse: Literary Representations of Eschatology at the End of the Middle Ages, Joshua Fullman

EFFECTS OF ANTHROPOGENIC SELECTION PRESSURE ON THE EVOLUTION OF A COMMON AGRICULTURAL WEED: DOES ADAPTATION COME WITH A DETECTABLE COST? A STUDY OF GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT (GR) AND -SUSCEPTIBLE (GS) BIOTYPES OF Conyza canadensis, Karla Leigh Gage

TARGETING REDOX IN AGING AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, Debolina Ghosh

Down to the Roots: A Qualitative Analysis of the Psychological Impacts of Messages Black Women Receive Regarding their Hair, Christian Hope Gillespie

Domestic Landscapes, Power, and Political Change: Comparing Classic Maya Communities in the Three Rivers Region of Northwestern Belize (A.D. 600 - 1000), Jason James Gonzalez

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY AND A MINDFULNESS-BASED THERAPY WITH PARENTS OF INDIVIDUALS DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, Adam DeLine Hahs

A QUALITATIVE INVESTIGATION OF BLACK FEMALE OFFENDERS' RECIDIVISM AND THEIR CONTEXTUAL NEEDS, Valerie Valco Henderson

NOVEL EXPERIMENTAL APPROACHES AND THEORETICAL MODELS FOR IMPROVING SENSITIVITY AND INFORMATION CONTENT OF NMR AND MRI SPECTROSCOPY, Ping He

HELP AS COMMUNICATIVE PRACTICE: A CRITICAL ETHNOGRAPHY OF A TEACHER EDUCATION CLASSROOM, Aubrey Anne Huber

Great Conversations: Systems, Complexity, and Epic Encyclopedic Narratives in Contemporary American Fiction 1960-2007, Paul Alexander Huggins

BRAND DYNAMICS: The Effects of Brand Personality and Brand Experience on Emotional Brand Attachment, Keizo Ishikawa

ALTERING THE FORMATION OF TRANS FATTY ACIDS IN CONTINUOUS CULTURES THROUGH OILS AND NATURAL DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATIONS, Adel Ishlak

Experiences of gender policing within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, Lauren Louise Jensen

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION RESTRICTIONS AND SHAREHOLDER WEALTH MAXIMIZATION DURING THE FINANCIAL CRISIS: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM U.S. BAILED-OUT COMPANIES, Eddy Junarsin

Communicative Construction and Maintenance of Palestinian Identity in Diaspora, Ragda Farid Kahil

Influence of perforant path synaptic excitation on the initiation of hippocampal sharp-wave ripple activity in vitro, Daniel James Kanak

SCALABLE BUS ENCODING FOR ERROR-RESILIENT HIGH-SPEED ON-CHIP COMMUNICATION, Kedar Madhav Karmarkar

MEASURING THE IMPACT OF THE MICRONEGOTIATION TECHNIQUE ON TEAM MEMBER SATISFACTION AND TEAM PERFORMANCE, Jeffery David Kaufman

ANALYZING CLINICAL PRESENTATION, SERVICE UTILIZATION, AND CLINICAL OUTCOME OF FEMALE SEXUAL MINORITY COLLEGE STUDENTS, Heather Kay

Understanding Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of International Teaching Assistants, Asma Anis Khan

THE ECONOMICS OF CHILD ADOPTION: THEORY AND EVIDENCE, Channary Khun

"TO GIVE OR NOT TO GIVE:" INTERACTIONS BETWEEN RURAL RELIEF CLIENTS AND SOCIAL WORKERS DURING THE EMERGENCY RELIEF PERIOD OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION, 1933 TO 1935, Courtney Lane Kisat

Community and ecosystem changes in tallgrass prairie restorations: the effects of population source and diversity, Ryan Klopf

DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF LOW-Cu AND Cu-FREE AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE FRICTION MATERIALS, Poh Wah Lee

ESSAYS ON MONETARY ECONOMICS, HUIQING LI

ESSAYS ON A SMALL OPEN ECONOMY WITH CROSS-BORDER LABOR MOBILITY, Sokchea Lim