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Open Access Dissertations

2014

ZAMBIAN PRE-SERVICE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS' CHEMICAL REASONING AND ABILITY, Asiana Banda

EFFECTS OF SPEAKER'S ACCENT IN A MULTIMEDIA TUTORIAL ON NON-NATIVE STUDENTS' LEARNING AND ATTITUDES, Lam Vien Cao Ngoc

A TALE OF TWO METHYLATION MODIFICATIONS IN ARCHAEAL RNAs, Kunal Chatterjee

Evaluation of Non-functionalized Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes Composites for Bone Tissue Engineering, Ashim Gupta

HOW DOES RACIAL IDENTITY EFFECT AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS ABILITY TO ASSIMILATE IN A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE COLLEGE CAMPUSES AND ITS IMPACT ON RETENTION: A MIXED METHOD STUDY, Janette Howard

THE EFFECTS OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING ON THE ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT OF MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, Kimberly M. Johnson-Harris

FACTORS THAT LEAD MILLENNIAL ALUMNI TO DONATE TO THEIR ALMA MATER, Robert Andrew Morgan

Use of an Interactive Web-based Platform, Founded on Constructs from the Social Cognitive Theory, to Benefit Eating Competence, Matthew T. Moyer

EFFECT OF STRUCTURE IN PROBLEM BASED LEARNING ON SCIENCE TEACHING EFFICACY BELIEFS AND SCIENCE CONTENT KNOWLEDGE OF ELEMENTARY PRESERVICE TEACHERS, Selena K. Sasser

Ars rhetorica et sacrae litterae: St. Patrick and the Art of Rhetoric in Early Medieval Briton and Ireland, Brian James Stone

Inflammatory and Conciliatory Rhetoric in the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Content Analysis of How Three Newspapers Covered Two Provocative Events, Oliver R. Witte

Blood, Mud, and Money: Place and Public Land Conflicts in the Shawnee Hills, Karen Wolf

2013

INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF ORIENTATION AND DETECTED CHARACTERISTICS OF FIRST-TIME ONLINE STUDENTS ON THEIR SUCCESS RATE IN A COMMUNITY COLLEGE SETTING, Reginald C. Akpom

The Social Construction of Deviance, Activism, and Identity in Women's Accounts of Abortion, Mallary Allen

Factors Affecting Adoption and Diffusion of Distance Education Among Health Education Faculty, James W. Ball

INCOME SHIFTING AMONG OPTION INTENSIVE FIRMS IN THE 1990'S, Christopher Becker

RETROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF C.A.T.C.H. IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS SCHOOLS, Matthew Ryan Bice

Alcoholism on the American Stage: De-Stigmatizing Socially Constructed Depictions of the Alcoholic through Performance, Thomas Michael Campbell

An Analysis of School Superintendents' Responses to Ethical Dilemmas, Daniel Curtis Cross

From Star Trek to Siri: (Dis)Embodied Gender and the Acousmatic Computer in Science Fiction Film and Television, Liz W. Faber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2012

SPECIATION STUDIES FOR BIOGENIC VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AND SECONDARY ORGANIC AEROSOL GENERATED BY OZONOLYSIS OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND MIXTURES, Hardik Surendra Amin

The Military, Economy and the State: A New International System Analysis, Muhammed A. Asadi

PEDAGOGICAL AND CULTURAL PHENOMENA OF ON-DEMAND WRITING INSTRUCTION, Deborah L. Bell

EVIDENCE OF ANXIETY: WOMEN'S AGENCY AND ENGAGEMENT LAW IN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND FILM, 1880-1935, Carl Nicholas Bloom

Factors influencing post-acute brain injury rehabilitation treatment outcome, Nicholas Joseph Cioe

Image Bodies, Avatar Ontologies: Rendering the Virtual in Digital Culture, Adam M. Davis

The Effects of an Educational Intervention on the Aging Knowlege of Graduate Counseling Students, Damien Gent Dotson

The Capacity of a Southern University to Promote and Support Health Literacy Among College Students: A Case Study Approach, Alison Burton EPPERSON

Family Attitudes, Beliefs, And Practices Facilitating A Sense Of Purpose In Black American Children And Youth: A Grounded Theory, Mallory Lynn Gary

Eco-Theatre and New Media: Devising Toward Transnational Balance, Marnie Jane Glazier

MAKING THE POLITICAL PERSONAL: INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FEMINIST BELIEFS AND SEXUAL ASSERTIVENESS, Kate Miller Hagadone

Stochastic Wave Equations With Cubic Nonlinearities in Two Dimensions, Haziem Mohammad Hazaimeh

A Dynamic Programming Approach to Identifying Optimal Mining Sequences for Continuous Miner Coal Production Systems, Joseph Christian Hirschi

Life After Prison: The Role of the Juvenile Prison Experience and the Impact on Reintegration for Black Males, Wanda Taree Hunter

A Stochastic Delay Model for Pricing Corporate Liabilities, Elisabeth Kemajou

GIVING STUDENTS THE REINS: TAKING ADVANTAGE OF SERVICE-LEARNING'S POTENTIAL AS A PEDAGOGY FOR TEACHING WRITING, Tereza Joy Kramer

"Was Anyone Out There Watching Last Night?": The Creation and Early History of New England Sport Network, 1980-1989, Tanya Lee Lovejoy

Activity of the beta-cyanoalanine synthase pathway is associated with the response to abiotic stress by Arabidopsis thaliana., Marylou Machingura

Middle School Teachers' Familiarity with, Interest in, Performance on, and Conceptual and Pedagogical Knowledge of Light, Simeon Mbewe

EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SUPERVISORY STYLES AND COUNSELOR SKILL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PERCEIVED BY THE SUPERVISEE, Bruce Michael Meissner

Gender Differences in the Vocational Interests of Youth Considering High Job Growth and Green Energy Occupations, Becky S. Robinson

Understanding Reading Through the Eyes of Third-Grade Struggling Readers, Christine Elizabeth Wiggs

Image reconstruction and imaging configuration optimization with a novel nanotechnology enabled breast tomosynthesis multi-beam X-ray system, Weihua Zhou

YOU CAN BREASTFEED BUT . . . : A RHETORICAL ANALYSIS OF IMAGES AND COMMENTARY ON BREASTFEEDING, Jonna Ziniel

2011

Bilateral Asymmetry in Incisors: Implications for Miocene Hominoid Species Diagnosis, Candace Ann Davis

The Self, the Church, and Medieval Identities: The Evolution of the Individual in Medieval Literature, Christopher Michael Flavin

IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF PROTEINS AND GENES RESPONSIBLE FOR MICROBIAL ANAEROBIC NITRATE-DEPENDENT IRON OXIDATION AND OVEREXPRESSION IN E. coli OF PERCHLORATE REDUCTASE, Ming Gao

The Exploration of the Relationship Between Guessing and Latent Ability in IRT Models, Song Gao

White Americans' Affect Toward African Americans: Predictive Power on Political Behavior and Measurement Problems, Paul Gerard Gottemoller

PERCEPTIONS OF ILLINOIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS ON THE IMPACT OF THE U.S. ECONOMIC RECESSION AND STATE FINANCIAL PRESSURES ON PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS, Barry Ray Hancock

An Examination of Educators' Perceptions of the School's Role in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity, Sharon Harris Johnson

Investigating nitrate-dependent humic substance oxidation and in-service K-12 teachers' understanding of microbiology, Nastassia N. Jones

A SOM+ Diagnostic System for Network Intrusion Detection, Chester Louis Langin

Ground Layer Response to Disturbance in the Pine-Dominated Eastern Foothill Region of West-Central Alberta, Canada, Rebecca Elizabeth Mooneyhan McClelland

Identifying Competencies of AODA Clinical Supervisors for Integration into Rehabilitation Counselor Training Curriculum: A Delphi Study, Marissa McKee

Frameworks for estimating virtual water flows among U.S. states, Stanley T. Mubako

PERCEPTIONS OF FACULTY ASSOCIATION LEADERS: ROLES AND ESSENTIAL SKILLS, Keith Brian Reinhardt

An Empirical Comparison of Four Data Generating Procedures in Parametric and Nonparametric ANOVA, Anquan Zhang

2010

How an Organization's Environmental Orientation Impacts Environmental Performance and its Resultant Financial Performance through Green Computing Hiring Practices: An Empirical Investigation of the Natural Resource-Based View of the Firm, Andrew Aken

The Speaking Cognitions and Attention Scale: An Empirically-Derived Measure of Public Speaking Anxiety, Robert Drew Beck

EFFECTS OF ENROLLMENT IN CO-TEACHING CLASSES ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITHOUT DISABILITIES, Linda Elaine Buerck

An Exploration of Corporate Social Responsibility and Machiavellianism in Future Health Care Professionals, Sandra K. Collins

PHYSICIAN'S EXPERIENCES WITH DEATH AND DYING: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY, Deborah Jo Corker

Parent Engagement and Cultural Capital: Negotiating Culture in a Multilingual/Multiethnic School, Paula Andrea Echeverri-Sucerquia

Shadowing practices: Ethnographic accounts of private eyes as entrepreneurs, Craig L. Engstrom

THE MODULATION OF COVERT ATTENTION BY EMOTION: AUTOMATIC PROCESSING OF EMOTIONAL VERSUS NEUTRAL VALENCED CUES IN A COVERT ATTENTION PARADIGM, Jonathan Hammersley

Individual-based modeling of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) movements and epizootiology, Lene Jung Kjaer

Gene regulation and function of ICP0 in herpes simplex virus infected cells, Mingyu Liu

Interpreting Cultural and Sociopolitical Landscapes in the Upper Piura Valley, Far North Coast of PerĂº (1100 B.C.- A.D. 1532), Jorge Antonio Montenegro

Joint Effects of Communication Mode and Consensus on Virtual Team Decision Quality, Dennis George Nasco, Jr.

Assimilation, Rejection or Convergence? The Role of the Bilingual Press in San Antonio, Texas, Mary O'Donnell

The Tale of Mental Causation: Fact or Fiction?, Chia-Lin Tu

Making the Significant Significant: A Discourse Analysis Examining the Teacher's Role in Negotiating Meaning of Text with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, Keith Standiford Wheeler

Using High-Powered, Frequency-Narrowed Lasers For Rb/129Xe and Cs/129Xe Spin-Exchange Optical Pumping To Achieve Improved Production of Highly Spin-Polarized Xenon For Use In Magnetic Resonance Applications, Nicholas Whiting

2009

Workforce Education and Development Curriculum Responsiveness to Culturally and Internationally Diverse Gradaute Students: A Mixed Methods Study, Debra Sharon Ferdinand

Informing a transformative multicultural approach: Seeking a content form and a medium for Illinois Indian resources for preservice social studies teachers, Dan W. Hechenberger

Mechanics of Stimulus & Response Generalization in Signal Detection & Psychophysics: Adaptation of Static Theory to Dynamic Performance., Blake Allen Hutsell

Sexual and Reproductive Decisions and Experiences of Women Living With HIV/AIDS in Abuja, Nigeria, Stella C. Iwuagwu

Accurate Cylindrical-Coordinate Numerical Models For The Analysis Of Hydrologic Tests, John Edward Keller

A Case Study of How a Large Multilevel EFL Writing Class Experiences and Perceives Multiple Interaction Activities, Hsien-Chuan Lin

Reading Skill Integration In High School Business Courses: Perceptions Of Business Teacher Educators In The United States, Frederick William Polkinghorne

An Exploratory Study of the Relationship among Perceived Personal and Social Competence, Health Risk Behaviors, and Academic Achievement of Selected Undergraduate Students, Darson Lee Rhodes

OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE PROJECTS' ATTRACTIVENESS, ACTIVENESS, AND EFFICIENCY AS A PATH TO SOFTWARE QUALITY: AN EMPIRICAL EVALUATION OF THEIR RELATIONSHIPS AND CAUSES, Carlos D. Santos Jr.

A Critical Analysis of Rural Teachers' Usage of Online Communities, Sherri A. Snider

Relationships Among Leader-Member Exchange, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Organizational Commitment, Gender, And Dyadic Duration In A Rehabilitation Organization, James Louis Soldner