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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Spanish Guided Reading and Phonics Instruction in Primary Dual Language Classrooms: A Self-Study Examining a Principal's Leadership and Actions to Improve Student Outcomes in a Neighborhood Urban School, Antonio Acevedo

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Estimating the Prevalence of Hepatitis C in Sub-Saharan Africa, William Howard Adams

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Heteromerization of G Protein-Coupled Receptors in Human Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells: Identification of Hetero-Oligomeric Receptor Complexes between α1-Adrenergic Receptors, Arginine Vasopressin Recptor 1a, Chemokine (c-X-C Motif) Receptor Type 4, and Atypical Chemokine Receptor 3., Lauren J. Albee

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Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Generational Status and the Successful Implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Michael Allen

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Mechanisms and Consequences of Epigenetic Inheritance Following Parental Preconception Alcohol Exposure, Annadorothea Asimes

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How Does the Classroom Teacher Promote Academic Success in the Spanish Native Speaker Class: A Study of Classroom Teachers' Perceptions of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the Spanish Native Speaker Course at the High School Level, Michael Angelo Ayala

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"We Were Framed to Fail and Die": The Ethics and Poetics of Mortality in the Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Brett C. Beasley

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An Analysis of the Implementation and Effectiveness of Successmaker Reading on Closing the Achievement Gap Through a Separate Class Middle School Reading Intervention, Tanya Branch Housing

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Effective Leadership for the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards: Principal Behaviors That Develop Professional Capital to Create Conditions for Positve Change, Eileen Beth Brett

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Mentoring the Millennials: Induction of the Millennial Generation in Education, Christopher M. Brown

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Divergent Pro-Leukemic Effects of MYD88 and TICAM-1/TRIF Mediated Toll-Like Receptor Signaling, Joseph Michael Cannova

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Analysis of a University-Informal Partnership for Teacher Education, Jenna Carlson

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Home/school Collaboration and the Development of a Growth Mindset Within Gifted Students, Lauren A. Carlson

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International Mindedness: Phenomenological Inquiry Into Teacher Candidate Experiences, Kathleen Patricia Castillo-Clark

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The Mckinney-Vento Act: Moving Beyond Aspirations to More Effective Implementation, Michael Cermak

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Examining the Experiences of Latinx Stem Baccalaureates, Marlene Chavez

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The Experiential Effects and Relationships between Student Anxiety in Music Performance and Classroom Assessment, Jordan Diego Chua

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A Case Study of Literature Discussions with Spanish-Engligh Emergent Bilingual Children, Amy G. Clark

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The Real Deal: A Program Evaluation of a Teen Pregnancy Program, Sejla Dizdarevic

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Structural and Chemical Consequences of High Oxygen Coverages on Rh(111), Rachael Gabrielle Farber

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Leading Effective Change in Schools of the 21st Century: The Attributes, Behaviors, and Practices of Effective School Principals, Jennifer Lynne Ferrari

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Wellness Interventions for Social Justice Fatigue Among Student Affairs Professionals, Sara Furr

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Perceptions of Pediatric Hospital Safety Culture in the U.S.: A Secondary Data Analysis of the 2016 Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, Pamela J. Gampetro

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Innovation and Change in Jesuit Education: Horizon 2020, a Case Study in the Jesuit School Network in Catalonia, Spain, Hugo Nelson Gomez-Sevilla

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Not All Fun and Games: Sexism and College Women's Alcohol Consumption, Hannah R. Hamilton

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Psychological and Economic Self-Sufficiency Among Low-Income Citizens Receiving Governmental Assistance, Vorricia Fechon Harvey

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The Enzymatic Activity and Inhibition of DapE Encoded N-Succinyl-L,l-Diaminopimelic Acid Dessucinylase, Tahirah Heath

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Molecular Determinants of Trim5α Restriction and Recruitment of Autophagic Effectors, Sabrina Imam

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Student, Caregiver, and Educator Perspective of School Discipline Policy and Practice, Tawann J. Jackson

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The Relationship between Neighborhood Characteristics and College Academic Outcomes Among an NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Population: A Multilevel Approach, Ann Kearns Davoren

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Beyond Body Mixing: Race, Space, and the Meaning of School Integration in a Chicago Suburb, Megan Rigsby Klein

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The Relationship between Secondary Students' Mathematics Identities, Problem Solving, and Self-Regulation, Katie Laskasky

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The Exemplary High School Principal: A Mixed Methods Study of How Personal Motivation and Professional Core Values Influence the Practice, Priorities and Decisions of Award-Winning School Leaders, Erin Luby

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The Art of Morals: A Study of the Influence of Musicopoetic Arts on Moral Development in Plato's Laws, Daniele Manni

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The User, the Reader, and the Pocket Cathedral: William Morris's Arts and Crafts Aesthetic and the Decorated Book, Brandiann Molby

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Role of Micrornas in Impaired Gut Permeability Following Ethanol and Burn Injury, Niya Latrice Morris

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Uncovering the Mechanisms Underlying the Immunogenicity of Adenovirus Vaccine Vectors, Natalie Nidetz

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Social Scientists' Conceptualization and Implementation of Research Ethics and Integrity, Heather A. Pease

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A Discrete Loop in SERCA N-Domain Plays a Role in SERCA Headpiece Dynamics and Function, Olga N. Raguimova

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Counter-Narratives of Latino Men and Machismo in Higher Education, Hiram Ramirez

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Are You a H.e.r.o.?: A Mixed Methods Study of the Relationship between Illinois Principals' Psychological Capital and School Culture, Karen Marie Ritter

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Universal Design for Learning: An Examination of Leadership Promoting Student Learning for All, Martha Ryan-Toye

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Exploring Community College Practitioners' Cultivation and Praxis of Antiracist and Asset-Based Approaches to Education: A Phenomenological Study, Ester Ulibasa Sihite

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Critical Conversations with Suburban Administrative Leaders on Special Education Disproportionality: Case Studies of Suburban School Districts, Jennifer Colleen Sterpin

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Nitric Oxide Inhibits Biofilm Formation by Vibrio Fischeri Via the Nitric Oxide Sensor Hnox, Cecilia Thompson

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Theology and the City in Africa: The Significance of Contemporary African Urban Experience for Theological Reflection, Dominic Fungai Tomuseni

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The Molecular Pathophysiology of Sepsis-Associated Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation and Its Pharmacologic Modulation, Amanda Temple Walborn

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Ecospatial Orientation and American Literature, Lowell Wyse

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme: The Culture and Climate in Lower Performing High Schools During the Authorization Process, Daena Barrett Adams

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Examining the Impact of Web-Based Training Modules Among Special Educators and Paraprofessionals Who Support Students with Autism, May Ahn

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The Role of Notch-1-Mediated Repression of PTEN on Growth and Cancer Stem Cell Survival in Trastuzumab Resistant, Her2+ Breast Cancer, Andrew Thomas Baker

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Patriots and Practical Men: British Educational Policy and the Responses of Colonial Subjects in India, 1880-1890, David Thomas Boven

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She Shot Him Dead: The Criminalization of Women and the Struggle over Social Order in Chicago, 1871-1919, Rachel A. Boyle

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An Exploration of African American Parents' Level of Trust in Special Education Meetings, Kizin Burton-Fox

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Transfer Student Success: Latinx Students Overcoming Challenges at Two- and Four-Year Institutions Towards Baccalaureate Degree Attainment, Ajani Mcarthur Byrd

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Applying a Cognitive-Behavioral Model to Conceptualize Burnout and Coping for Teachers in Urban Schools, Daniel Camacho

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The Internalization of the Model Minority Stereotype, Acculturative Stress, and Ethnic Identity on Academic Stress, Academic Performance, and Mental Health Among Asian American College Students, Hanna Yun-Han Chang

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Aging Well in 21st Century America: Towards a Theological Ethics of Aging, Chrisitan Cintron

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Unavoidable Pressure Ulcers: An Ethnonursing Study, Catherine M. Clarey-Sanford

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Los Recién Llegados: Construyendo Collaborative Relationships between Recently Arrived Salvadoran Parents and Educators in the Nation's Capital, Ingrid Tamara Colon

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The Spirit of a Weak God: Reimagining Divine Providence After the Critique of Ontotheology, Wendy Theresa Crosby

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Mutual Regulation of CRP and N(epsilon)-Lysine Acetylation in Escherichia Coli, Robert James Davis

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Simulation Using a Standardized Patient to Measure Perception and Congruency of Spiritual Care for a Veteran from Three Perspectives to Inform Nursing Education and Practice, Mary E. Desmond

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Cellular Determinants of Coronavirus Entry Routes, James Thomas Earnest

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My Leadership Experiences with Peace Circles as a Restorative Practice, El-Roy Estes

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Narrative Medicine and Health Care Ethics: Religious and Literary Approaches to Patient Identity and Clinical Practice, Tara Flanagan Tracy

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Endocytic Vesicle Rupture in the Pathogenesis and Propagation of Neurodegenerative Proteinopathies, William P. Flavin

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We Can Do Better: Evaluating an Intervention Remedying Caseworkers’ Negative Racial Bias towards African American Families Involved in Child Welfare, Adrianne Michele Fletcher

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An Examination of Multicultural Competence and Racial Colorblindness Among School Psychologists, Sandy D. Flores

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Exploring the Implications for Educational Leadership: A Case Study of Cristo Rey St. Martin College Preparatory High School, Julie Lynn Frey

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Social Support and Well-Being Among Foster Care Youth: Self-Concept as a Mediator, Anne Kathleen Fuller

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The Effects of Teacher Self-Efficacy with the Inclusion of Students with Autism in General Education Classrooms, Tekita Quashell Gordon

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Making Use of Teacher Mentors: Understanding the Impact of Teacher-Student Relationships on Student Academic Achievement, Sara Haas

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Examining the Regulation of Kv7 K+ Channels in Airway Smooth Muscle Cells and Their Potential as Novel Therapeutic Targets for the Treatment of Asthma, Jennifer Haick

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An Exploration of Elementary Teachers' Beliefs and Perceptions About Science Inquiry: A Mixed Methods Study, Linda Hamadeh

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Role of the Interleukin-22 and STAT3 Signaling Pathway in Gut Barrier Maintenance Following Intoxication and Burn Injury, Adam M. Hammer

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Self-Serving Cognitive Distortions, Externalizing Behaviors, and School Exclusion Among Adolescents with Emotional Disturbance, Claudia Hernandez

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Characterization of Multi-Albumin Pegylated Complexes Synthesized Using "Click" Chemistry as Drug Delivery Systems, Jonathan Alejandro Hill

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The Blackboard and the Colorline Madeline Morgan and the Alternative Black Curriculum in Chicago Schools 1941-1945, Michael Hines

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Disordered Eating Treatment Programs for Adolescents and Emerging Adults: A Meta-Analytic Review of Treatment Effectiveness and Moderators of Treatment Success, Alexandra Kirsch

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Practice and Practitioner Correlates of Psychotherapists’ Self-Perceived Clinical Wisdom, Shveta Kumaria

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The Challenge of Leading Change: How Sources of Authority and Change Management Models Intersect to Promote School Improvement, Samantha Joyce Lam

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Elevated Hydrostatic Pressure Selectively Enhances Matricellular Gene Expression in Human Trabecular Meshwork Cells, Jonathan Lautz

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Heterocycles Via the PD-Catalyzed Heterofunctionalization of Alkylidenecyclopropanes, Phillip Roman Lazzara

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Character Luck and Moral Responsibility: The Character of the Ordinary Person in Aristotle's Rhetoric and Politics, Marcella Linn

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Characterization of the Effect of Aeration on a Commercially Available Fibrin Sealant for Use in Wound Therapy, Adam Robert Marek

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Technology Integration in Context, Joanna Marshall

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Maintaining College Access in a Post Recession Era: A Multi-Level Competing Risks Model, Brendan Martin

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Characterization of Quorum-Quenching Lactonases and Plp-Dependent Aminotransferases: Structure, Mechanism and Alternative Turnover, Romila Nina Mascarenhas

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Research Practices of Music Educators: A Review of the Journal of Research in Music Education, Clifton Brent Mcreynolds

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Sleep-Wake Disturbances in Adolescents with Spina Bifida: Prevalence and Associations with Bio-Neuropsychosocial Functioning, Caitlin Beth Murray

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Behavioral Symptoms, Functional and Cognitive Recovery Post-Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Seema Nasser

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Human Rights and Global Justice: A Normative Critique of Some Rawlsian Approaches., Ndidi Victoria Nwaneri

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Love and Loyal Actions': Ritual Affect and Royal Authority, 1688-1760, Amy Oberlin

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Toward the “Better Than Well” Cultural Ideal: Understanding Changing Conceptualizations of Illness and Wellness and North American Parenting, Pedagogy, and Education Policy (19th-21st C.), Nicole Ortegon

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Husserl and Community, Sean Stephen Petranovich

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Transport for Early Modern London: London's Transportation Environment and the Experience of Movement, 1500-1800, Noah Paul Phelps

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Implementing Social Emotional Learning (SEL): An Evaluation of Illinois Teachers' Capacity to Provide Sel Instruction and Use the Illinois SEL Standards, Daniel Louis Philippe

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Forgotten Soldiers from a Forgotten War: Oral History Testimonies of African American Korean War Veterans, O. Eliot Pope, Jr.

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Cruzando Fronteras: The Immigration Experiences of Central American Women, Cecelia Quinn