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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Impact of Social Class Connectedness, School Belongingness, and Family Cohesion on Lower Class-Identified College Students, Kristen Eileen Adams

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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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Self-Esteem and Critical Consciousness in the Relation between Subjective Social Class and Subjective Well-Being Among College Students: Mediation and Moderated Mediation Models, Fatma Aydin

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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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Quality of Math Instruction Matters: Examining Validity and Reliability of High Impact Strategies in Early Mathematics (his-Em), Bilge Cerezci

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

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Understanding the Role of Leadership Motivation in College Student Leadership Development, Benjamin Paul Correia-Harker

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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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A Fire That Could Not Be Extinguished: Sovereignty and Identity in the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, 1634-1994, Melisa Cushing-Davis

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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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Cooking, Cooking Pots, and Cultural Transformation in Imperial and Late Antique Italy, Andrew Donnelly

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

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The Psychological Impact of Smartphones: The Effect of Access to One's Smartphone on Psychological Power, Risk Taking, Cheating, and Moral Orientation., Amanda Christine Egan

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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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The Seat of Justice in the House of Love: Toward an Ecclesial Theory of Justice, James Grant Gholson

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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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Subjectification in the Southern Baptist Conservative Resurgence, Adam Hankins

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“Englishing” Horace: The Influence of the Horatian Tradition on Old and Middle English Poetry, Justin A. Hastings

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Defect Or Defend? Explaining Military Responses During the Arab Uprisings, Timothy Hazen

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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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Saving Marriage One Relationship at a Time: Culture, Family, and Social Change in Christian Premarital Counseling, Courtney Ann Irby

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To Be Black, Caribbean, and American: Social Connectedness As a Mediator to Racial and Ethnic Socialization and Well-Being Among Afro-Caribbean American Emerging Adults, Gihane Emeline Jeremie-Brink

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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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The Role of Microrna in Cardioprotection: Ischemic Preconditioning and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Paracrine Effects, Kristin Luther

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The Amino Terminal Region of Cardiac Myosin Binding Protein-C Is Necessary for Cardiac Function, Thomas Lawrence Lynch

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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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Individual Criminal Accountability After Civil Wars: Enforced Disappearances in Algeria and Turkey, Jessica Mecellem

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

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Simulation Learning and Transfer to the Clinical Environment in Undergraduate Nursing Students, David A. Miles

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Men As Caregivers: Latino Fathering of Children with Cancer, Noe Mojica

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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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Exploring Conditions for the Enhancement of Acene Semiconductors Through the Use of the Diels-Alder Reaction, Brittni Qualizza Qualizza

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Badr al-Dīn Ibn Jamāʿah and the Highest Good of Islamic Education, Omar Qureshi

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The Utilization of Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry and Related Techniques for the Analysis and Identification of Emerging Contaminants in Aqueous Matrices, Matthew Reichert

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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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Comparing Predominant Spiritual Approaches in a Chicago Archdiocese Vicariate Using the Spirituality Opionnaire and Assessing Its Reliability, John Peter Segvich

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Examining the Effects of Anti-Nogo a Immunotherapy on Post-Stroke Neurogenesis in the Adult Rat, Daniel Shepherd

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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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The Responsibility to Protect and United States Intervention in the Libyan Civil War (2011), Paul Tang Abomo

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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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Defining Quality in Undergraduate Social Work Education, Mary Ruth Weeden

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Neural Correlates of Political Attitudes: Emotion and Ideology in the Brain, Dane Gorman Wendell

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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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Missing Data in the Context of Student Growth, Katherine Wright

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Critical Role of c-Jun N-terminal Kinase Signaling in Binge Alcohol-Driven Atrial Arrhythmic Remodeling, Jiajie Yan Yan

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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