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Campus Only Dissertations

2013

A STATISTICAL EXPLANATION OF THE EFFECT OF SOCIO-POLITICAL IDEOLOGY ON BLACK AMERICAN HEALTH, Kristie J. Lipford

Intelligent Non-destructive Measurement and Evaluation Techniques for Aircraft Composites, Shanglei Li

The Relationship Between Health Belief Model Constructs and Factors Influencing Cancer Self-Examinations in College Students, Marc Lodyga

Unraveling the molecular mechanisms of the class II transactivator, CIITA in skeletal muscle, Priya V. Londhe

STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF ARCHAEAL BOX H/ACA RIBONUCLEOPROTEIN INVOLVED IN RIBOSOMAL RNA PSEUDOURIDYLATION, MRINMOYEE MAJUMDER

Promising Practices: A case study on public health emergency preparedness at a university, Amy L. Mathes

CYBERVICTIMIZATION AND DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN LATE ADOLESCENT SEXUAL MINORITY INDIVIDUALS, Jaimi Lynne Mathias

THE NUTRITION ENVIRONMENT IN RURAL SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE, Shanell Larice McGoy

An Investigation of the Reliability and Validity of PEAK Relational Training System: An Effective Behavioral Intervention for Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Autumn Nicole McKeel

The Role of Visual and Olfactory Cues in Host Recognition for the Specialist Bee Genus Diadasia, and Implications for the Evolution of Host Choice, Olivia J. Messinger

A FEATURES EXTRACTION WRAPPER METHOD FOR NEURAL NETWORKS WITH APPLICATION TO DATA MINING AND MACHINE LEARNING, HAZEM MOH'D MIGDADY

Re-working Novelistic Sentiment: Barbauld, Smith, Edgeworth, and the Politics of Children's Fiction, Duygu Minton

The influence of social class on academic outcomes: A structural equation model examining the relationships between student dependency style, student-academic environment fit, and satisfaction on academic outcomes, Dustin Ryan Nadler

The Effects of Partner Implementation Intentions on Fruit and Vegetable Eating, Melissa Ann Newberry

INDECISION 2008: REAPPROPRIATION AS POLITICAL ARGUMENT IN THE DAILY SHOW'S COVERAGE OF THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, Brian Nelson Norcross

An Evaluation of the Validity of Vocal Preference Assessments Used with Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Jodi Elizabeth Nuernberger

RIGHTS OR RICE? THE POLITICS OF POVERTY IN THE CONSOLIDATION OF AFRICA'S DEMOCRACY, Joel Olubusola Olufowote

A COMBINATION THERAPY OF NICOTINAMIDE AND PROGESTERONE FOR FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY FOLLOWING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, Todd Peterson

Analysis and Identification of Determinants of Economic Crises, Gabriel Pino Saldias

DESIGN OF AN EFFICIENT AND RAPID CHEMICAL VAPOR INFILTRATION (CVI) RE-CIRCULATION SYSTEM, Tod Policandriotes

CONSTITUTING THE POLITICAL: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE ON POLITICAL LIBERALISM, Fabricio Pontin

SECURITY VULNERABILITIES: DISCOVERY, PREDICTION, EFFECT, AND MITIGATION, Sanaz Rahimi

APPLICATION OF TRACK ETCHED GLASS MEMBRANES FOR SUBMICRON FABRICATION, LITHOGRAPHY AND ERROR RECTIFICATION, Pradeep Ramiah Rajasekaran

Epistolary Pedagogy: Communicating Care in the University Classroom, Lisa Jayne Raser

FARMING OUT THE NEWS: AN ANALYSIS OF AGRICULTURE COVERAGE IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS NEWSPAPERS USING THE CENTER - PERIPHERY MODEL, Sandra D. Robinson

The Performance of Gender Archetypes in Political Campaigns, Lia N. Rohr

INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE EFFECTS OF ELECTRICAL STIMULATION OF THE VAGUS NERVE ON NOREPINEPHRINE IN THE CORTEX AND HIPPOCAMPUS OF EXPERIMENTALLY BRAIN INJURED AND UNINJURED RATS, Rodney W. Roosevelt

INFLUENCES OF DISEASE-DRIVEN AMPHIBIAN DECLINES ON ECOSYSTEM STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN PANAMANIAN HEADWATER STREAMS, Amanda T. Rugenski

The role of the periaqueductal gray in modulation of acute and chronic pain: Actions of drugs with analgesic properties on periaqueductal gray neuronal network, Vijaya K. Samineni

RESTORING CONNECTIVITY IN PARTITIONED WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, Izzet Fatih Senturk

RESVERATROL INHIBITS PROSTATE CANCER GROWTH AND METASTASIS BY TARGETING AKT/MICRORNA-21 PATHWAY, Sandeep Sheth

CALCIUM SENSING RECEPTOR FUNCTION IN COLON: A ROBUST PROMOTER OF DIFFERENTIATION AND TUMOR SUPPRESSOR, Navneet Kumar Singh

Cultivating Sagehood in the Zhuangzi: Hanshan Deqing's Unified Reading of the Inner Chapters, Travis William Smith

The Transformation of Self: A Study of Classic American Pragmatism, Ning Sun

DEVELOPMENT OR DEPENDENCY? THE EMERGING CHINESE CULTURAL-LINGUISTIC TV MARKET AND IDOL TV DRAMA IN TAIWAN AND CHINA, Yuhui Tai

PROTOTYPES OF STUDENT VETERANS WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AMONG FACULTY IN ILLINOIS PUBLIC FOUR-YEAR UNIVERSITIES, Kathy J. Taylor

Exploring The Influence of Burkean Aesthetics on Late Eighteenth-Century British Representations of India and North America, Iva Marie Thompson

CONGRESS Y: How Party Leaders Manage The House Of Representatives, Brendan Toner

Explicit Factorization of Generalized Cyclotomic Polynomials of Order $2^m 3$ Over a Finite Field $F_q$, Cemile Tosun

QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MATHEMATICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, Kursad Tosun

An Evaluation of Resistance to Change with Unconditioned and Conditioned Reinforcers, Kristina K. Vargo

An Assessment of Deficits in Simple Discrimination Following Frontal Traumatic Brain Injury in Rats: The Relative Contribution of Motor Deficits, Motivation Deficits and Neuroprotective Drug Administration, Cole M. Vonder Haar

Understanding the Use of Graphic Novels to Support the Writing Skills of a Struggling Writer, Christina Linda Voss

On the Analysis of Firm Value and Idiosyncratic Volatility, Yuqin Wang

Prioritizing Preparedness: Extreme Heat and Climate Change Preparation of Midwestern Health Departments, Alicia B. Wodika

Interplay of Electrical, Mechanical and Thermal Fields in III-N Nanostructures for LED Applications, Krishna Kumari Yalavarthi

Constructing Accurate Synopses for Database Query Optimization and Re-optimization, Feng Yu

THE EFFECTS OF RELIGIOUS RESOURCES ON MUSLIM-AMERICANS' POLITICAL IDEOLOGY AND VOTING BEHAVIOR, Mohammad A. Zannoun

MAKING MYTH MATTER: INTERROGATING NARRATIVE AND RECONSTRUCTING METANARRATIVE IN CLASSICAL MYTH ADAPTATION, Erin Zimmerman

2012

INVESTMENTS IN PRODUCT QUALITY WITH HETEROGENEOUS FIRMS: THEORY AND EVIDENCE FROM BANGLADESH, Kazi Sabbir Ahmed

TEMPERATURE AND LEAKAGE AWARE TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE CACHE RELIABILITY, Adil Akaaboune

DEVOTION AND FRIENDSHIP THROUGH FACEBOOK: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC APPROACH TO LANGUAGE, COMMUNITY, AND IDENTITY PERFORMANCES OF YOUNG TURKISH-AMERICAN WOMEN, Aslihan Akkaya

KNOWLEDGE, PERCEPTIONS, AND BEHAVIORS OF RUSSIAN COLLEGE STUDENTS REGARDING HPV, HPV-RELATED DISEASES, AND HPV VACCINATION, Maria Vladimirovna Alexandrova

Religious Factors and Status Attainment among US Immigrants, Nadia Amin

Computer-based decision-support methods for hydrological ecosystem services management, Kimberly Artita

Criterion-Related Validity of Narrow-Trait Personality for Predicting Job Performance, and the Test of Mediating Mechanisms, Alen Avdic

ENHANCEMENT OF CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER IN INTERNAL FLOWS USING AN ELECTRICALLY-INDUCED CORONA JET, Reza Baghaei Lakeh

Landscape genetics of northern bobwhite and swamp rabbits in Illinois, Leah Berkman

AVERSIVE RACISM AND POLITICAL IDEOLOGY: CONTEXT-DEPENDENT DECISIONS AND PERSONALITY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CONSERVATIVES AND LIBERALS, Seth Allen Berry

RESISTANCE TO CULTURAL SEXUAL OBJECTIFICATION: MEASUREMENT DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOMETRIC EVALUATION., Sonya Kyrsten Bettendorf

The Role of Competitive Capabilities and Stakeholder Pressure in the Adoption of Environmental Practices and Business Performance, Teresa K. Betts

SAVE `US' AND LET `THEM' DIE: CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF HOW NEW YORK TIMES SOLD U.S. POLICIES TOWARD RWANDAN GENOCIDE AND KOSOVO CRISIS, Kiran K. Bharthapudi

UNIVERSAL CONTROL OF NOISELESS SUBSYSTEMS FROM SYSTEMS WITH ARBITRARY DIMENSION, Clifford Allen Bishop

Health Educators as a Think Tank: Recommendations to Improve Health Care Reform Proposals and Potential Roles for the Profession, Kadi R. Bliss

ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND RELATIONAL FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THE HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION OF CHRISTIAN AFRICAN AMERICAN MOTHER-DAUGHTER DYADS: A SOCIAL COGNITIVE THEORY ANALYSIS., Jevonne Delores Bradley

Identification and characterization of novel small RNAs in Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough, Andrew Burns

EFFECTS OF CHARACTER VOICE-OVER ON PLAYERS' ENGAGEMENT IN A DIGITAL ROLE-PLAYING GAME ENVIRONMENT, JaeHwan Byun

Fly Ash Zeolite Catalyst Support for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, Adam Campen

Testing inattention as a predictor of graphomotor and cognitive processing speed in unmedicated, young adults, when depression and working memory are controlled, Prama Chakravarti

PREDICTORS OF MULTITASKING BEHAVIOR AND THE IMPACT OF MULTITASKING ON LEARNING, Tree Chang

Strengths in Intersecting Identities: The Experience of Being Black and a Sexual and Gender Minority, Ryan Anne Cheperka

THE CHOICE OF WATER SUPPLY SOURCES FOR U.S. CITIES, Farhat Jahan Chowdhury

The Social Construction of Rural Lesbian Identities, Margaret Cooper

YOU'RE THERE IN THE TIME SLIP: A HERMENEUTIC EXPLORATION OF AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE IN MUSICKING THROUGH THE LENS OF MIHALYI CSIKZENTMIHALYI'S FLOW STATE THEORY, Derrick Alan Crow

ATTITUDES OF TEACHING FACULTY TOWARD INCLUSIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES AT A MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Bryan Dallas

PREDICTORS OF SLEEP QUANTITY AND QUALITY IN COLLEGE STUDENTS, Eric Sean Davidson

A study of corruption in transition countries, Aboubacar DIABY

Predicting the bioavailability and toxicity of hydrophobic pesticides using bioassays and a solid phase microextraction approach, Yuping Ding

Disaster's Culture of Utopia after 9/11 and Katrina: Fiction, Documentary, Memorial, Joseph Lloyd Donica

EMPIRICAL ESSAYS ON ECONOMIC POLICIES, Zheng Du

Study of Ochratoxin A biosynthesis by Aspergillus ochraceus and incidence of ochratoxigenic fungi on Wine Grapes from Southern Illinois, Kaoutar el mounadi

UNDERNEATH THE STREETS, THE BEACH: DRIFTING TOWARD/FROM A PROTO-POSTSTRUCTURALIST PERFORMANCE OF EVERYDAY SPATIAL SUBJECTIVITY, Hunter Hawkins Fine

RECONSTRUCTION OF MOLECULAR REGULATORY NETWORKS IN Arabidopsis thaliana, Elisabeth Fitzek

The Role of Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Organizational Justice on Intention to Cyberloaf through a General Deterrence Theory Lens, Michael Freimark

ANALYTICAL METHODS TO PROPAGATE AND DIAGNOSE SINGLE EVENT TRANSIENTS, Sreenivas Gangadhar

A study of assessing knowledge and health beliefs about cardiovascular disease among selected undergraduate university students using Health Belief Model., Yuba Raj Gautam

DIRECT VIS-À-VIS INDIRECT MODE OF EXPORT IN SUB SAHARAN AFRICA: THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION, Seifu Gebrehanna

AUDITORY CUES AND RESPONSE MODES MEDIATE PERIPHERAL VISUAL MISLOCALIZATION, Joseph W. Geeseman

Globalization, Critical Post-colonialism and Career and Technical Education in Africa: Challenges and Possibilities., Tairou Goura

Trauma Inscribed on the Body in Pat Barker's Regeneration Trilogy, Ashley Green

The Speech of the World: Art and Normativity in Modernity, Daniel Guentchev

How Stereotypes influence the hiring of Muslim women in the United States, Karima Hana-Meksem

A Ritual in Perspective: An Ethnographic Analysis of a Lakota Sundance At Hoosier National Forest, Gabor Hardy

Constructing Exemplary Practice in the Teaching of Writing and Professional English Language Arts Standards: Implications for Novice Special Education Teachers, Sandra L. Hardy

What is the best chemical approach to estimate the bioavailability of pyrethroid insecticides to benthic invertebrates?, Amanda D. Harwood

Smale Flows on Three Dimensional Manifolds, Elizabeth Lydia Haynes

THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM: ANTHROPOLOGY AND MUSEUM PRACTICES AT WORK, Michael David Hernandez

The Pathways to Inflated Responsibility Beliefs Scale: A Psychometric Analysis, Elizabeth Anne Howarth

INVESTIGATIVE STUDY OF CONTROL DESIGN FOR A CLASS OF NONLINEAR SYSTEMS USING MODIFIED STATE-DEPENDENT DIFFERENTIAL RICCATI EQUATION, Weifeng Huang

Development of New Computational Approaches to Predict the UV-Vis Behavior of Charge Transfer Organic Dyes and Application to Novel Silole Containing Dyes, George Hudson