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Dissertations from 2019

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Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting via Frequency Up-conversion Technology, Amin Abedini

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INNOVATIVE GENERIC JOB SCHEDULING FRAMEWORKS FOR CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS, ABDULRAHMAN M. ALAHMADI

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TRANSNATIONAL IDENTITIES: IRAQI AMERICAN MIGRANTS BRIDGING HOME AND HOST SOCIETIES, Ahmed J. Alansari

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DESIGNING A SMART GREENHOUSE VENTILATION WINDOW BASED ON NITI SMA ACTUATOR, Sheymaa Alazzawi

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Extending Saleable Shelf Life Of Selected Perishable Specialty Crops, Samir B.Salman Al-badri

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DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF NEW MODELS AND METRICS FOR THE ASSESSMENTS OF NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS, Wisam Subhi Talib Al-Dayyeni

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SIMULATION OF A NOVEL MEDIATED OXYCOMBUSTION SYSTEM, Hussein M. Al Mrayatee

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RELIGIOUS ATTITUDES TOWARD SOCIAL MODERNIZATION AND THEIR IMPACT ON STATE-SOCIETY RELATIONS IN SAUDI ARABIA FROM THE 1920s TO THE 1970s, Faris Muteb Almutairi

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TITLE: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN THE U.S.: BELIEFS ABOUT ESL/EFL CONTEXTS AND THE EFFECT ON FLUENCY, Mashael Alnefaie

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SELECTIVE EXPOSURE THEORY IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA ERA: EXAMINING SELECTIVITY ON TWITTER AMONG STUDENTS AT KUWAIT UNIVERSITY, Mohammad Alotaibi

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UNDERSTANDING THE MECHANISM BY WHICH TBX3 PROMOTES MYOGENESIS, AIYSHA NASSER ALTHOBAITI

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CONSERVATION GENETICS OF PADDLEFISH: GENETIC EFFECTIVE POPULATION SIZE AND RANGEWIDE GENETIC STRUCTURE, Allison Marie Asher

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JOURNALISM AT GROUND ZERO: IMPERIAL WARS AND PRECARIOUS LABOR IN FRONTLINE NEWS PRODUCTION IN PAKISTAN, SYED IRFAN ASHRAF

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Cotton Production in Southern Illinois: Reviving a Crop, William Aycock

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USING REFLECTION WRAPPERS AS A SELF-REGULATED LEARNING TOOL TO IMPROVE SAUDI ARABIAN PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ METACOGNITION, AMANI ABDULLAH BIN JWAIR

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AN EXAMINATION OF MORAL INJURY, ACCEPTANCE, MEANING-MAKING, AND POSTTRAUMATIC GROWTH AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH SYMPTOMS OF PTSD, Christine Breazeale

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From The Ground, to the Ballot, to the System: The (Critical) Interpersonal Reproduction of Masculinity Within Homosocial Friendships of Male Donald Trump Supporters, Mick Brewer

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THE EFFECTS OF ATTENTIONAL CONTROL AND ATTENTIONAL BIAS ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANXIETY AND STRESS RESPONSE, Moselle Campbell

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Development and initial validation of the Perceived Classism Questionnaire, Klaus Eickhoff Cavalhieri

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CHARACTERIZATION AND STUDY OF THE PHYSIOLOGICAL ROLE OF CTL0511, A CHLAMYDIAL PROTEIN PHOSPHATASE TYPE 2C, Ja Claywell

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PERCEPTIONS OF ALUMNI OF CHILD WELFARE REGARDING SUPPORTS RELATED TO THEIR DEVELOPMENT TOWARDS WELL-BEING: A QUALITATIVE CASE STUDY, Tanya L. Collins

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STUDY OF EXO1-DEPENDENT AND EXO1-INDEPENDENT MISMATCH REPAIR MECHANISMS IN HETEROCHROMATIN AND EUCHROMATIN, Basanta Krishna Dahal

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Analyzing asymmetric nonlocality experiments with relaxed conditions, Daniel Dilley

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The Gender Wage Gap of Civil Service Employees at Illinois Public Four-Year Universities, Cara Doerr

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THE LINE AND THE REAL: TOWARD A NON-LINEAR ONTOLOGY OF TIME, Matthew Z. Donnelly

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Gender and the Enactment of Suicide Bombings by Boko Haram, Jordan N. Galehan

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RECOVERY OF THE EASTERN WOODRAT IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: DISTRIBUTION, DEMOGRAPHICS, AND NONINVASIVE MONITORING, Aaron Clinton Gooley

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SWAMP RABBIT RESPONSES TO HABITAT CONDITIONS IN BOTTOMLAND HARDWOOD FORESTS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Elizabeth M. Hillard

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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICE PATTERNS ON EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE A BRAIN INJURY, Heaven Hollender

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PERCEPTIONS OF TEACHER SUPERVISION BY PROFESSORS AND THEIR SUPERVISORS IN TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN NICARAGUA, Guillermo Antonio Hurtado Reyes

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MODEL-FREE MEASUREMENT OF CASE INFLUENCE IN STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING, Fathima Jaffari

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INVESTIGATING SAUDI EFL INSTUCTORS’ PERCEPTIONS AND PRACTICES IMPLEMENTING TESOL STRATEGIES, Itithaz Jama

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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR CRITICAL PATHS SELECTION AND FAULT COVERAGE IN INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, Pavan Kumar Javvaji

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Tax Competition for Foreign Direct Investment: A Study of Greenfield Investment and Cross-border Merger and Acquisition, Xiaoxuan Ji

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PRESCRIBING DIFFERENCE: MASCULINITY AND FEMININITY AT CROSSFIT, Ann Johnson

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TEACHERS’ NAVIGATION OF THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS: AFFECTIVE DIMENSIONS THAT INFLUENCE IMPLEMENTATION, Jean Kaya

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DIFFUSIVE TRANSPORT IN MONOLAYER MOLYBDENUM DISULFIDE (MoS2) UNDER STRAIN, Khadija Abul Khair

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PROMOTING ROLE OF AKR1B10 IN HER2+ BREAST CANCER AT EARLY STAGE, Ramina Khoshaba

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DESIGN METHODS FOR ROCK BOLTS USING IN-SITU MEASUREMENT FROM UNDERGROUND COAL MINES, Todd Kostecki

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TALKING ABOUT RACE AND GENDER WITH TINDER: RACED AND GENDERED VISIBILITY OF NON-WHITE WOMEN, Jin Lee

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FOR THE BEST INTERESTS OF ORPHANS: GENDER, RACE, AND RELIGION IN VIETNAMESE ADOPTION, Lu Li

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VISUAL SALIENCY ANALYSIS, PREDICTION, AND VISUALIZATION: A DEEP LEARNING PERSPECTIVE, Ali Majeed Mahdi

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Labor Market Experiences of Hispanic and Black Immigrants in the United States, Hared Mah

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BIOACCUMULATION, TROPHIC MAGNIFICATION, AND MATERNAL TRANSFER OF LEGACY AND ALTERNATIVE FLAME RETARDANTS IN SHARKS OF THE NORTHWESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN, Hillary Rose Marler

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THE IMPACT OF DIVERSITY RELATED CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ENGAGEMENT AND PERSON-ORGANIZATION FIT ON ORGANIZATIONAL ATTRACTIVENESS AND JOB CHOICE, Raquel Mendizabal Martell

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What is the meaning of meaningful work? Expanding the theoretical models using cluster analysis, Aaron David Miller

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A QUANTITATIVE STUDY EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEARNING PREFERENCES AND STANDADIZED MULTIPLE CHOICE ACHIEVEMENT TEST PERFORMANCE OF NURSE AIDE STUDENTS, Ramesh Neupane

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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE RETENTION OF A SAMPLE OF WOMEN IN STEM IN THE UNITED STATES, Christine Frances Norris

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Zambian Secondary School Pre-service science Teachers' Pedagogical Orientations and Beliefs about science Teaching, Euginia Mukhala Nyirenda

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Listening to Learners’ Voices about their Experiences in a Sheltered Immersion/Newcomers Program., Alba Olaya Leon

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THE INTERACTION OF HERBIVORY AND POLLINATION, Heather Osborn

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Detection of Small Molecule Analytes with Biosensors based on Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Madhavi L. Pali

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EXPLORING THE STRUCTURAL, ELECTRONIC, AND MAGNETORESPONSIVE PROPERTIES OF NOVEL MAGNETIC MATERIALS IN BULK, RIBBONS, AND THIN FILMS, Sudip Pandey

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Generalized Semiparametric Approach to the Analysis of Variance, Chathurangi Heshani Karunapala Pathiravasan

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Victimization, Cultural Identity, and Delinquency: Extending an Integrated General Strain Theory to Native American Youth, Korey Shawn Phelan

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A Preliminary Examination of the ACT Matrix as a Brief Therapeutic Intervention, Sunni Primeaux

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MAPPING AND UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS OF URBAN VEGETATION CARBON DENSITY BY COMBINING SPATIAL MODELING, DE-SHADOW & SPECTRAL UNMIXING ANALYSIS, Guangping Qie

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CREDIT CONSTRAINTS, EXPORTS, AND GREEN TECHNOLOGY: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN BANGLADESH, Sungida N/A Rashid

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Inference for Some GLMs and Survival Regression Models after Variable Selection, Rasanji Chathumali Rathnayake

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THE IMPACT OF MESSAGE FRAMING WITH ADVERTISING APPEALS ON CONSUMER ATTITUDES AND BRAND CHOICE, Monika Rawal

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THE ORGANIZATION OF FUNCTIONAL AND EFFECTIVE CONNECTIVITY OF RESTING-STATE BRAIN NETWORKS IN ADOLESCENTS WITH AND WITHOUT NEURODEVELOPMENTAL AND/OR INTERNALIZING DISORDERS, Audreyana Cleo Jagger Rickels

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THE SYNTHESIS OF PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION AND ONLINE EDUCATION: TOWARDS A MODERN-DAY TEACHING MACHINE, William Root

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Individuals Perception of the Double Value Coupon Program and it's Administrative Scope in Southern Illinois: A Qualitative Study, DOMINIQUE M. ROSE

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Joint exit time and place distribution for Brownian motion on Riemannian manifolds, Rupassarage Upul Hemakumara Rupassara

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CONTENT MARKETING AND PERCEIVED BENEFITS OF INFORMATION EXCHANGE ON B2B LEAD GENERATION: THE ROLE OF CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT, Jose Luis Saavedra Torres

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ENVIRONMENTAL HETEROGENEITY EFFECTS ON DIVERSITY AND NITROUS OXIDE EMISSIONS FROM SOIL IN RESTORED PRAIRIE, Drew Austin Scott

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The Politics of Christian Religious Movements in the United States, David Keith Searcy

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EFFECTS OF BISPHENOL A ANALOGUES (BISPHENOL E AND BISPHENOL S) ON REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTION IN MICE, Mingxin Shi

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FIRST COMES LOVE: RITUAL AND DOMESTICITY IN THE ASPIRATIONAL LEISURE-LABOR ECONOMY OF THE 21ST CENTURY, Jennifer Sigler

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A framework for flexible comparison and optimization of X-ray digital tomosynthesis, Frank A. Smith

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CLASSROOM RACIAL POLITICS, FACEWORK, AND FACE THREAT: THE IDENTITY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF BLACK MALE TEACHERS, Antonio L. Spikes

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EVALUATING THE EFFECT OF RELATIONAL TRAINING PROCEDURES ON INTELLIGENCE, ACADEMIC PERFOMANCE AND IMPULSIVENESS IN CHILDREN, Caleb Stanley

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THE IMPASSIONED SELF: ANGER AND THE ROMANTIC AUTHOR, Zachary Thomas Suetta

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DESIGN AND NUMERICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF ULTRAFAST III-NITRIDE MULTIPLE-QUANTUM-DOTS-IN-NANOWIRE LASER AND ITS APPLICATIONS, Mayada Taher

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BEYOND OUTBIDDING: SOCIAL CLEAVAGES, ELECTORAL RULES AND INTRAETHNIC PARTY COMPETITION., Soran Tarkhani

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Essays On Sovereign Debt, Governance And Inequality, Nachiket Jayeshkumar Thakkar

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A Novel Approach to Examining the Role of Anxiety in Social Situations Using the Social Information Processing Model, Megan McCrary Trask

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BULLYING VICTIMIZATION: THE PERCEIVED EMOTIONAL RISK FACTORS AND CONSEQUENCES FOR VICTIMIZED STUDENTS, Chelsea VanderWoude

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INTESTINAL IMMUNITY AND GUT MICROBIOTA IN ALDO-KETO REDUCTASE 1 B8 DEFICIENT MICE, Xin Wang

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ELECTRONIC AND OPTO-ELECTRONIC TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF FEW LAYER INDIUM SELENIDE FETS, Milinda Wasala

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Reclaiming Our Voices: An Autoethnographic Approach to African American Meaning in Life & Existence, Kenneth Terrell Washington

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DECIDING WHO GOES HOME FOLLOWING INPATIENT REHABILITATION: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ALLIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS., Christine Annette Watt

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POLICE OFFICER SELF-LEGITIMACY: THE ROLE OF VALUE CONGRUENCE, David White

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ADVERSITY AND CLICHÉ: THE GENERATION OF NOVEL SENSE AND MEANING IN MERLEAU-PONTY, Matthew Williams-Wyant

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CONFRONTING MASCULINITY: THE GEN X NOVEL (1984-2000) AND THE SENTIMENTAL MAN, Robert E. Woolridge

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Structural studies of Human Caprin Protein, Yuhong Wu

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NONLINEAR MODELING FOR REGENERATIVE CUTTING WITH FORCED VIBRATION, Siyuan Xing

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The Role of CLCA2 in Anoikis Resistance of HNSCC ——Potential Biomarker for Prediction of Sensitivity to EGFR Inhibitors, Yufang Yin

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THE ATTENUATING EFFECTS OF A COMBINATIONAL TREATMENT AFTER EXPERIMENTAL TBI ON PROPERTIES OF ANXIETY, Jennica Marie Young

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EARRNINGS MANAGEMENT AND PATENTING DISCLOSURES, Shucui Zheng

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THE EFFECTS OF FULLY VS. PARTIALLY GUIDED LEARNING ON DECLARATIVE AND PROCEDURAL KNOWLEDGE WITH A DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SERIOUS GAME, Ting Zhou