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Dissertations from 2013

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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BIFURCATION AND CHAOS OF NONLINEAR VIBRO-IMPACT SYSTEMS, Yu Guo

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Scheler's Phenomenological Ontology of Value: Implications and Reflections for Ethical Theory, James Edward Hackett

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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

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The Legitimacy of Selected Watershed Organizations in the Midwestern United States, Bruce Martin Hall

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

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

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RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN INTERNALIZED STEREOTYPES, BLACK IDENTITY, RACE SALIENCE, AND SELF-ESTEEM AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS, Olivia Diane Hoskins

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

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

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

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

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Ironic American Exceptionalism and the Myth of the Open Self, Myron Moses Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"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

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

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Mediating the Bubble: ESPN's SportsCenter's Coverage of the NCAA men's Basketball Bubble, Scott David Lambert

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

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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL STRUCTURE OF A CARNIVORE GUILD IN THE CENTRAL HARDWOOD REGION, Damon B. Lesmeister

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ESSAYS ON MONETARY ECONOMICS, HUIQING LI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Effect of Injury Severity on Behavioral Tasks Used for the Assessment of Cognitive Functioning Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Kris M. Martens

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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CLIMATE CHANGE, SHIFTS IN TROPICAL STORM REGIMES AND TRIADICA SEBIFERA INVASION IN COASTAL MISSISSIPPI, UNITED STATES, Shishir Paudel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Effect of the Missouri Safe School Act of 1997 on Alternative Education Students: A Qualitative Analysis, Randall Gene Rhodes

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Racial Microaggressions, Stress, and Depression in African Americans: Test of a Model, Jessica Ra'chel Roberts

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

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

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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

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Personal Protective Equipment and Laboratory Safety Training: The Roles of Attitude, Subjective Norm, and Perceived Control, Ami A. Ruffing

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

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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

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RESTORING CONNECTIVITY IN PARTITIONED WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, Izzet Fatih Senturk

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SHIFTING LEGITIMATING ACCOUNTS IN A CHANGING INSTITUTIONAL FIELD: AN ANALYSIS OF THE ORGANIC FOOD INDUSTRY, 1990-2011, Michael J. Sheridan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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An Inquiry into How iPads are Used in Classrooms, Phu Hoang Vu

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

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Watching the Watchdogs: Defining Journalists in the United States, Wendy Marie Weinhold

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

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

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

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

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