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Dissertations from 2018

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A RHETORICAL INVESTIGATON OF BLACK WOMEN COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS, Sarah E. Hollingsworth

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DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION AS A SITE OF STRUGGLE: STATE, CAPITAL, AND PRECARITY IN THE CONTEMPORARY CHINESE DOCUMENTARY, Jiachun Hong

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Mosaic Landscape Use by a Primate Community of Northeastern Peru, with Particular Focus on Red Uakaris (Cacajao calvus ucayalii), Rose M. Hores

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Leading Digit Computation Circuits, Sena G. Hounsinou

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A SEARCH FOR CRITICAL COSMOPOLITANISM: AN IDEOLOGICAL CRITICISM OF SEXUAL MINORITIES UGANDA’S WEBSITE, Gregory Sean Hummel

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AUTOMATIC RECONFIGURATION OF RADIAL DISTRIBUTION NETWORK FOR RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT USING THE CIRCUIT GRAPH, Maziar Isapour Chehardeh

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IN VIVO ANTRAL FOLLICLE WALL BIOPSY: A NEW RESEARCH TECHNIQUE TO STUDY OVARIAN FUNCTION USING THE HORSE AS A MODEL, Ghassan Ishak

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Regulation of angiogenic and anti-angiogenic gene expression in human trophoblast, Haneen Moayad Ismaeel

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THINK ENTREPRENEUR – THINK MALE: UNFOLDING THE GENDERED CHARACTERIZATION OF REQUISITE MANAGERIAL, LEADERSHIP, AND ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAITS, Sumeet Jhamb

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A STUDY OF PRESERVICE TEACHERS’ MENTAL COMPUTATION ATTITUDES, KNOWLEDGE, AND FLEXIBILITY IN THINKING FOR TEACHING MATHEMATICS, Eunmi Joung

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GUIDE RNA MODIFICATION AND STRUCTURE-FUNCTION OF CRISPR-CAS9, ZACHARY KARTJE

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MOLECULAR INSIGHTS INTO TCEA3 AND TCEAL7-MEDIATED DIFFERENTIATION AND APOPTOSIS IN RHABDOMYOSARCOMA, Noor Ali Kazim

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Creative Fidelity as a Personalized Symbolic Form of Culture, Jared Kemling

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ANALYSIS OF THE CIS-REGULATORY ELEMENT LEXICON IN UPSTREAM GENE PROMOTERS OF ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA AND ORYZA SATIVA, Belan Khalil

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IMPROVED GENE PAIR BIOMARKERS FOR MICROARRAY DATA CLASSIFICATION, Alireza Khamesipour

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Involvement of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor in Adipocyte Differentiation and Circadian Clock Regulation, Ali Khazaal

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The Principles of Philosophical Community, Eli Orner Kramer

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INVESTIGATION ON THE UPTAKE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF CuO OR ZnO ENGINEERED NANOPARTICLES IN CARROT, PARSNIP AND WHEAT, Pawan Kumar

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USING FORAMINIFERAL ASSEMBLAGES TO RECONSTRUCT CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE NORTHWESTERN WEDDELL SEA, ANTARCTIC PENINSULA, Anastasia Kyrmanidou

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CREATIVITY, POSSIBILITY AND INTERPRETATION: THEORY OF DETERMINATION OF PEIRCE AND NEVILLE, Cheongho Lee

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A CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF GENDER IN RELIGION IN THE UNITED STATES, Derek R. Lehman

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EVALUATION OF DI-NITROGEN FIXATION IN EARLY AND LATE DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES OF SOYBEAN (Glycine max [L.] Merr.), Raphael Lemes Hamawaki

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AGE-STRUCTURED PREDATOR-PREY MODELS, Shouzong Liu

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THE PROLOGUE TO MANAGEMENT: THE EFFECTS OF HISTORICAL ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITIES ON FOREST ECOSYSTEMS AND CURRENT MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS, John Timothy Lovseth

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ENHANCEMENT OF PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL (PCM) THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE IN TRIPLEX-TUBE SYSTEMS, Jasim M. Mahdi

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Environmental and Biotic Processes Influencing Floristic Composition, Quality, Integrity, and Function in Tallgrass Paririe Assemblages, George Manning

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Improving the Analysis of Complex Networks Using Node-Based Resilience Measures, John Matta

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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR VOLUNTEER CLOUD COMPUTING, Tessema Mindaye Mengistu

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The Many Functions of Commercial Banking: Liquidity Management, Mergers, and Retail Lending, Todd Gregory Moe

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KNOWLEDGE, INTENTIONS, AND BELIEFS ABOUT FERTILITY AND ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY AMONG ILLINOIS COLLEGE STUDENTS, Akilah Morris

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Art and Social Life in Dewey and Hegel, Jeffrey James Morrisey

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ESTABLISHING THE PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF THE PREJUDICE TOWARDS INTERRACIAL/INTERETHNIC COUPLES SCALE (PTICS), Megan Marie Morrison

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DESIGN AND TEST OF DIGITAL CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS USING CMOS AND EMERGING RESISTIVE DEVICES, Seyed Nima Mozaffari Mojaveri

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EXAMINING THE FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF SORGHUM (Sorghum Bicolor [L.] Moench): AN ANALYSIS OF THE WEST SAHEL OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, Clara W. Mundia

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Labor and Social Identity in Ancient Peru: A Bioarchaeological Perspective, Sarah Katherine Muno

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NANOSCALE EFFECTS IN JUNCTIONLESS FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS, Abdussamad Muntahi

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Classification of Dense Masses in Mammograms, Hari Prasad Naram

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EMBODIED DATA AND VIRTUAL BODIES: NEW MEDIA, PERFORMANCE AND AESTHETICS, Nicholson Nichole

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VIBRATION INSTABILITY IN FRICTIONALLY DRIVEN ELASTIC MECHANICAL SYSTEM, Alborz Niknam

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DESIGN OF NANOSTRUCTURED ENTANGLED PHOTON PAIR GENERATOR FOR QKD APPLICATIONS, Md Rezaul Karim Nishat

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How facial attractiveness of Chinese female applicants affects the decisions regarding a hypothetical employment evaluation, Yuanlu Niu

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DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH-SEEKING BEHAVIOR IN GHANA, Kaamel M. Nuhu

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There Is No Place For African Women: Gender Politics in the Writings of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Joan Linda Palapala

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AN INVESTIGATION OF VALUES AS HIERARCHICAL RELATIONAL NETWORKS: TRANSFORMATION OF CONSEQUENTIAL STIMULUS FUNCTIONS AND MOTIVATIVE AUGMENTALS, Dana C. Paliliunas

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HEALTH WITHIN THE NORTHEAST (ISAN) REGION OF THAILAND: AN ANALYSIS OF STRESS INDICATORS IN A MODERN SAMPLE OF SKELETAL REMAINS, Maria Panakhyo

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THE APPS OF MONTAGE: THE MOBILE SCREEN AND THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SELF IN SOUTH KOREA, Mi Young Park

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THE EFFECT OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ON MENTAL HEALTH OF AFRICAN AMERICAN AND HISPANIC AMERICAN ADOLESCENTS, Amanda A. Patrick

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CONTAMINANTS REMOVAL AND RARE EARTH ELEMENTS RECOVERY FROM COAL MINE DRAINAGE BY USING (BIO)(ELECTRO) CHEMICAL METHODS, Meisam Peiravi

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Resilient Resistors: Women Trauma Survivors Narrate Resistance and Resilience Following Traumatic Life Experiences, Marcie J. Phillis

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Allocation Mechanisms in Partially Linked Secondary Spectrum Markets: A Theory And Experiment, Dmitrii Pianov

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Exporting America: The U.S. Information Centers and German Reconstruction, James Podesva

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A DERIVATION OF THE PERCENTILE BASED TUKEY DISTRIBUTIONS AND A COMPARISON OF MONOTONIC VERSUS NONMONOTONIC AND RANK TRANSFORMATIONS, Yevgeniy Ptukhin

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Essays on Taxation and Fiscal Policy, Nana Quaicoe

A COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF DEVOLATILIZATION AND KINETICS IN ENTRAINED FLOW COAL GASIFICATION, AALIA RAKHSHI

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EXAMINING THE EFFECTS OF MULTIMODAL AUGMENTED FEEDBACK ON MOTOR LEARNING, Robert Russell

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EFFICIENT LEARNING-BASED RECOMMENDATION ALGORITHMS FOR TOP-N TASKS AND TOP-N WORKERS IN LARGE-SCALE CROWDSOURCING SYSTEMS, Mejdl Sultan Safran

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Catalytic promiscuity of two plant P450 enzymes: CYP725A4 from Taxus cuspidata and CYP71B102 from Isatis Tinctoria, Laxmi Sagwan-Barkdoll

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TASTING WHAT YOU SEE: USING THE IMPLICIT RELATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE TO MEASURE THE EFFECTS OF THE WORD REPETITION TECHNIQUE, Travis Sain

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MULTIDIMENSIONAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS DISABILITY AMONG INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT A MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN THE UNITED STATES, Nahal Salimi

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NOVEL APPROACHES FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF LARGE-AREA 2D THIN FILMS BY MAGNETRON SPUTTERING, Hassana Samassekou

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THE ROLE OF SUPPLY SHOCKS AND INFORMATION DISSEMINATION ON PRICE DISPERSION IN NIGERIA, Olajide Idris Sanusi

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CONGRUENCY OF LEARNING STYLES AND TEACHING STYLES ON PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES OF CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE STUDENTS, Jodi Lynn Schoen

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INVESTIGATING THE CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF DEPOPULATION IN SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS, A.D. 1500-1700, Robert Scott

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EXPERIENCES OF GAY AND LESBIAN STUDENTS AT A RURAL MIDWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Kristin N. Shelby

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APPLICATION OF THE TENAX TECHNIQUE TO ASSESS BIOACCESSIBILITY OF SEDIMENT-ASSOCIATED POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS, Federico Leonardo Sinche Chele

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EFFECT OF COVER CROPS ON NUTRIENT DYNAMICS AND SOIL PROPERTIES IN CORN-SOYBEAN ROTATION IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Gurbir Singh

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Hegelian Recognition and Absolute Dependence: How the Self Achieves Moral Status, Scott Sparrow

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DISTRESS INTOLERANCE AND OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER TREATMENT OUTCOME, Kimberly Toby Stevens

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Documenting Belizean Mopan: An Exploration on the Role of Language Documentation And Renewal from Language Ideological, Affective, Ethnographic, and Discourse Perspectives, Yuki Tanaka-McFarlane

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DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY STUDIES ON THE STRUCTURE AND CATALYTIC ACTIVITY OF METAL OXIDES, Miru Tang

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A MIXED METHODS STUDY EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLINICAL EVALUATIONS AND edTPA, April Teske

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EFFECTS OF INVASIVE SPECIES INTRODUCTIONS ON NUTRIENT PATHWAYS IN AQUATIC FOOD WEBS, Elizabeth Tristano

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Executive Functioning as a Predictor of College Student Writing Ability, Sarah A. Vadnais

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HEALTH CARE STEREOTYPE THREAT AMONG PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE MARGINALIZED IDENTITIES: A QUALITATIVE STUDY, Lauren Vanhusen

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ARCHITECTURE-AWARE MAPPING AND SCHEDULING OF MIXED-CRITICALITY APPLICATIONS ON MULTI-CORE PLATFORMS, Aishwarya Vasu

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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE VALIDITY OF PEAK-T: AN ASSESSMENT OF RELATIONAL RESPONDING, NORMATIVE SAMPLING, AND IQ, Brooke Walker

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Monitoring and Prediction of Wetland Dynamics in Dongting Lake area, China, Minzi Wang

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Development, improvement and assessment of image classification and probability mapping algorithms, Qing Wang

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Image Compression and Channel Error Correction using Neurally-Inspired Network Models, Yijing Zhang Watkins

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CONDITIONS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: THEORIZING CRITICAL COMMUNICATION PEDAGOGY WITH/IN THE CLASSROOM USING A LENS OF RELATIONAL SAFETY, David Whitfield

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EXPOSURE OF NORTH AMERICAN AQUATIC AND TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS TO LEGACY AND EMERGING FLAME RETARDANTS, YAN WU

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BANK GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSIFICATION, BANK COMPETITION, AND THEIR EFFECTS ON BORROWING FIRMS, Cong Xia

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A FAMILY OF HIERARCHICAL CONCURRENCY CONTROL PROTOCOLS, Weidong Xiong

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THE EFFECTS OF CAUSE-RELATED MARKETING FOR CORPORATE TRANSGRESSIONS ON CONSUMER RESPONSES, Taeho Yoh

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THE USE OF GASEOUS METAL OXIDE AS AN OXYGEN CARRIER IN COAL CHEMICAL LOOPING COMBUSTION, Quan Zhang

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PART I CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF A DIMERIZATION DOMAIN OF DROSOPHILA CAPRIN. PART II CHARACTERIZATION OF TWO CAS13B CRISPR-CAS SYSTEMS FROM PORPHYROMONAS GINGIVALIS, Jiang Zhu

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EPIZOOTIOLOGY AND GENETIC DIVERSITY OF CYTAUXZOON FELIS, AN APICOMPLEXAN PARASITE OF FELIDS, Elliott Andrew Zieman