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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Expectations and Quality of Life During the Antepartum and Postpartum Period, Mary Kathryn Adams

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The Parent Advisory Council for Spanish-Speaking Parents: A Program Evaluation, Alison Alves

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The Relationship between Light Exposure and Fatigue and Mood in the Patient Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplant, Kimberly S. Anderson-Drevs

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Organized Activity Involvement Among Urban Youth: Understanding Predictors and Mechanisms, Nicole Arola Anderson

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Habermas and Public Reason in the Digital Age: Technology and Deliberative Democracy, Asaf Bar-Tura

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Performance of Individuals and Teams on Cryptographic Tasks: Factors That Affect the Consideration of Alternative Strategies, Joseph Bihary

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Cardiac Calcium Atpase Dimerization Measured by Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer and Chemical Cross-Linking, Daniel Blackwell

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“But Who, We?”: Derrida on Non-Human Others, Thomas Helmut Bretz

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The Influence of Race and Ethnicity on Giving Among Latin@ Young Alumni from a Predominantly White Institution, Michael Bumbry

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Adenovirus Evasion of Cell-Intrinsic Immunity, Andrew Michael Burrage

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Restoring Trust: A Grounded Theory Study of Cyberbullying Among Young Women, Nancy H. Camp

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Status Quo Vs. Change in the Face of Death and Uncertainty, Justin S. Cheng

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Earthly Destruction: Catholic Social Teaching, War, and the Environment, Daniel Cosacchi

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Kant, the Natural Law, and the Question of Normativity in Catholic Ethics, John Robert Crowley-Buck

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What Is the Process of Relational Work of the Nurse?, Daniela Terrizzi Defrino

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Atomic Oxygen Adsorption and Absorption on RH(111) and AG(111), Jonathan Derouin

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A Higher Law: Transatlantic Revolution and Antislavery Radicalism in Early America, 1760-1800, Anthony Di Lorenzo

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Dating Violence Prevention Through a Change in Gender Norms, Katie Doud

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Evaluating the Impact of Integrative Mental Health Treatment in Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bella Etingen

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Remains to Be Seen: Execution and Embodiment in the Early English Atlantic World, Erin M. Feichtinger

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Dreamers and the College Dream: A Case Study Analysis Examining the Influences of High Schools and High School Agents, Aliza Joy Gilbert

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Mentoring Pre- and in-Service School Leaders Through a Combined Principal Mentoring Model: A Case Study of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Alicia Haller

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No Taxation Without Discrimination: The Racial Politics of American Property Taxes, Kasey Henricks

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Regulation of the Subunits of Hypoxia Inducible Factors by Sprouty2 and Its Impact on Different Biological Processes, Kristin Caroline Hicks

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Studies Into the Allosteric Regulation of ADP-Glucose Pyrophosphorylases, Benjamin Luke Hill

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Social Skills in Youth with Spina Bifida: A Longitudinal Multimethod Investigation of Bio-Neuropsychosocial Predictors, Christina Ehrman Holbein

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You're Kind of Just Conditioned: Women and Female College Students' Defiance of Dominant Social Messages in the Development of Leader Self-Efficacy, Shannon Darracott Howes

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Development of Folate Directed, Protein Based Photodynamic Therapy Agents, Rojenia Jones

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United States Foreign Policy Toward HIV/AIDS in Africa: The Role of Pharmaceutical Companies in the Formulation and Implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) 2003-2008, Toussaint Kafarhire Murhula

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Moral Distress and the Health Care Organization, Andy Kondrat

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The Best Poor Man's Country?: William Penn, Quakers, and Unfree Labor in Atlantic Pennsylvania, Peter B. Kotowski

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Cognitive and Neural Correlates of Coping and Resilience in Depression, Catherine Lee

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Heart and Sole: The Functional Role of Fast-Skeletal Myosin Binding Protein-C in Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle, Brian Leei Lin

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Emature: Intergenerational Networks in Digital Media Spaces, Andras Lukacs

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How Can Parent-Child Interactions in a Museum Support Children’s Learning and Transfer of Knowledge, Maria Marcus

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Collaborative Community Prevention: An Ecological Approach to Mental Health Support for Children in Rural America, Adria Casey Mcpherson

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Coping with Trauma: Reflections from Angolan Refugee Returnees, Michael Robert Milco

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Philo’s Εὐσέβεια and Paul’s Πνεῦμα: The Appropriation and Alteration of Hellenistic and Greek Philosophical Traditions in Their Ethical Discourses, Nelida Naveros Cordova

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The Spatial Dynamics of Shakespearean Drama, Mark B. Owen

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Scribal Harmonization in Greek Manuscripts of the Synoptic Gospels from the Second to the Fifth Century, Cambry Pardee

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The Chilean Student Movement: A Family Matter. The Intimate and Conflicting Construction of Revolution in a Post Dictatorial Country, Leslie Parraguez Sanchez

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Community Violence Exposure Among Urban African American Males: Understanding the “Buffering Effect” of Adaptive Social Support Coping on Psychosocial Outcomes, Cynthia L. Pierre

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Consequences of Estrogen Receptor Beta Phosphorylation in the Aged Female Brain and Heart, Elena Pinceti

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A Concurrent and Longitudinal Examination of a Bio-Neuropsychosocial Model for Predicting Medical Adherence and Responsibility in Youth with Spina Bifida, Alexandra Psihogios

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Trauma in the Classroom: Teachers' Perspectives on Supporting Students Experiencing Child Traumatic Stress, Kassandra Reker

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Symbolic Centers in the Background Or Units at the Forefront of Change? Race Specific Cultural Centers and Student Support Programs and Their Potential Impact on Students of Color, William Rodriguez

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Changing Medical Education: Early Efforts to Integrate Women's Health Into Education and Training, Mary Katherine Rojek

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The Role of FoxO Transcription Factors in Alcohol-Induced Deficient Fracture Repair, Philip M. Roper

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Exploring the Relationships between Spiritual Well-Being, Team Regard and Turnover Intention of Hospice Social Workers: The Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction, Kimberly Lynn Sangster

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“I Am Because We Are”: A Portrait of Trans* Postsecondary Educators’ Experiences in Higher Education, Symone L. Simmons

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The Impact of Altered T Cell Receptor—Peptide-Major Histocompatibility Complex Interactions on Antigen Recognition and T Cell Function, Timothy T. Spear

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Social Learning of Employee Engagement, Swati Sharma Srivastava

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Managing Workers Who Are Deaf: A Phenomenological Investigation of Hearing Supervisors, Hayley Sneiderman Stokar

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Remember the Word That I Told You: Direct Internal Quotation in the Gospel of John, Jeffrey Michael Tripp

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Development of "Inside-Out" Pegylated Crosslinked Hemoglobin Polymers: Novel Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carriers (HBOC), Kyle Douglas Webster

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Olympic Bids, Professional Sports, and Urban Politics: Four Decades of Stadium Planning in Detroit, 1936-1975, Jeffrey R. Wing

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Retrospective Pre/Posttest Design and Response-Shift Bias in an Urban After-School Program for Teens: A Mixed Methods Study, Jill Young

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The Relation of Exposure to Community Violence to Self- Efficacy Based on Neighborhood, Family, and School Effects in a Community Sample of Latino-American Youth, Arie Zakaryan

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Mechanistic Variations of the Bronsted Linear Free Energy Relationships for Nonezymatic Nucleotidyl Transfer Reactions, Zheng Zhang

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What Is Mortal Shall Be Swallowed Up by Life (2 Cor 5:4): A Critical and Constructive Engagement with John Hick's Theology of Death in Death and Eternal Life (1976), Hongmei Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Equilibrium in Biblical Exegesis: Why Evangelicals Need the Catholic Church, Robert Andrews

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Reform Through a Student Lens: The Experience of Latino a Students in an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Chicago, Sandra Arreguin

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Daddy Is Involved: How Do African American Fathers Participate in the Education Experiences of Their High School Children?, Gregory Pierre Baker

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Instructional Leadership and Deliberate Practice: A Framework for Improving Student Achievement, Matthew Henry Banach

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"Here there is no Gentile or Jew": Doing Diversity in a Conservative Christian School, Allison Blosser

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Somos Familia: Family as an Organizing Trope in 20th-21st Century Latina/o Literature, Victoria Anne Bolf

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The Role of Instructional Leadership on Teacher Induction and Professional Longevity: A Case Study, Jeremy E. Burnham

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Profiles of Protective Factors in Urban African American Youth Exposed to Community Violence: A Prospective Study of Resilience, Devin Colleen Carey

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The Role of Vocational Hope in the Social Cognitive Career Theory: A Test of Three Models, Andrea Lynn Carr

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Migratory Loss and Depression Among Adult Immigrants of Chinese Descent, Christine Chih-Ting Chang

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The Gut-Liver Axis Regulates Pulmonary Inflammation After Intoxication and Burn Injury, Michael M. Chen

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Exploring the Impact of Mindfulness on Adolescents: A Mixed Methods Approach, Poonam Desai

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Investigating the Role of Cognitive Biases as a Risk Factor for Depression, Daniel Aaron Dickson

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Design, Synthesis, and Biological Evaluation of Folate Targeted Photosensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy, Laura Jean Donahue

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Being and Becoming: A Grounded Theory Study of the Racial and Ethnic Socialization Processes of Fifteen Haitian Immigrants Living in the United States, Lud Abigail Duchatelier-Jeudy

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The Trauma Thesis: Medical and Literary Representations of Psychological Trauma in the Twentieth Century, Sarah Louise Eilefson

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Contributors to Infant Sleep: Factors Influencing Sleep Consolidation in Five- to Seven-Month Olds, Amber Leigh Evenson

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Decision Making of Building Level Administrators and Their Perceptions on Groupthink, Julie Ann Flitcraft

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Academic Achievement of Latino Emerging Adults: The Role of Language Brokering, Executive Functions, and Language Proficiency, Valerie Christina Flores

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Effects of Aggregated Alpha-Synuclein on Cultured Neuronal Cells, David Freeman

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Negotiating Diabetes: Professional Diabetes Care Work in the U.s., Melissa Marie Gesbeck

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Regulation of Micrornas by 17β-Estradiol in the Aging Female Brain, Yathindar Satya Giffin-Rao

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Predictors and Profiles of Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Among African-American Adolescents and Young Adult Males Behaviorally-Infected with HIV: A Classification Tree Analysis Approach, Israel Moses Gross

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Competing Voices: Negotiating Power and Place in Mixed-Income Housing Development, Kimberlee S. Guenther

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Mother-Infant Relationships in the NICU: A Multiple Case Study Approach, Ilona Helin

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Latino Students in Suburban High Schools: An Examination of School Malleable Predictors of High School Graduation, Kira Jean Hicks

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L30A Mutation of Phospholemman Mimics Effects of Cardiac Glycosides on Isolated Cardiomyocytes, Ryan David Himes

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Detention Center to Home School: The Path of Transition, Sarah Hogeveen

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Growing Diversity: Urban Renewal, Community Activism, and the Politics of Cultural Diversity in Uptown Chicago, 1940-1970, Devin Hunter

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Public Relations: Diaspora, Media, and the State(s) of American Literature, Nathan Allen Jung

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Regulation of CXCR4 Intracellular Trafficking by Ubiquitin, Justine Elizabeth Kennedy

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Beyond Dialogue: Avenues Toward Christian Unity, Jeffrey Kirch

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The Influence of Racial and Crime Stereotypes on Jurors' Representations of Trial Evidence and Verdict Decisions, Katharina Kluwe

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Juvenile Delinquent Strengths Assessment: Evaluating the Gap between Research and Practice, Michael David Knoll

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Factors Impacting Student Outcomes in Multicultural Counseling Courses, Kathleen Kordesh

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Influence of Maternal Prior Life Adversity on the Psycho-Neuroendocrine-Immune Profile During Pregnancy, Karen J. Kotz

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Comparing the Clinical Approaches of Christian Social Workers and Secular Social Workers, Kristin Larsen

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Learning from the UN Preventive Deployment Mission in Macedonia: Nothing Fails Like Success?, Mary Frances Rosett Lebamoff

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A Community-University Partnership: Collaborating to Improve Teacher Preparation for an Urban Indigenous Community, Anna Lees

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Science Teaching and Learning as Transformation: Making Meaning with My Students, Megan Marie Leider