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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Collective Responsibility by Agreement, David Atenasio

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Binge Alcohol Drinking Exacerbates Ulcerative Colitis Flare, Abigail Cannon

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Retrieving and Reimagining Sanctuary and Solidarity: Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality, Alyson Capp

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Regulation of Acetyl Phosphate-Dependent Acetylation and Identification of Novel Lysine Acetyltransferases in Escherichia Coli, David George Christensen

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Liberal Democratic Civic Education and Rampage School Gun Violence: Why We Need an Alternative Theory of Democracy to Guide Contemporary Civic Education, Samantha Deane

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Women's Decision-Making for Subsequent Pregnancy After a Cesarean Delivery, Melinda Dixon

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Modulating the Tumor Microenvironment to Induce Cross-Priming for Cancer Immunotherapy, Erica Fleming-Trujillo

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Structure-Guided T Cell Receptor Mutations that Alter Antigen Specificity, Cross-Reactivity, and Polyfunctional Phenotypes in Gene-Modified T Cells, Kendra Foley

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Latina College Student Leadership Development at a Historically White College/university, Kristina Garcia

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Teacher Preparation and English Language Learners: The Negotiation of Teaching Identities in Communities of Practice, Eleni Giatsou

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Staphylococcus Aureus Evasion of the Innate Immune System, James Paul Grayczyk

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Membrane Microdomains as Platforms for Extra-Cellular Fusions, Michael Hantak

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Aerococcus Urinae: Establishing the Pathogenesis of an Emerging Uropathogen, Evann E. Hilt

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Determination of Transforming Growth Factor-β Signaling Targets in Activated T Cells, Ramiah Jacks

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From Design to Implementation: A Case Study of a New Two-Year College, Brian M. Knetl

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Alcohol Induced Bacterial Changes in the Setting of Colitis, Paulius Kuprys

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Explicitly Teaching Scientific Argumentation: Using Action Research to Study High School Science Readiness and Detracking, Ami Lefevre

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Charter Schools and Special Education Enrollment Rates, Mary Ann Lind

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Predicting Decision-Making in Relation to Health-Risk Behavior in College Freshmen, Anne Bijumon Luckose

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The Effectiveness of an Ambulatory Care Health System Redesign on Patient Engagement, Healthcare Utilization, and Clinical Indicators, Nancy Johansen Madsen

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The Social and Contextual Mechanisms of Children's Learning in Museums, Lindsay R. Maldonado

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A Self Study of My Leadership as Principal to Improve Student Achievement in Literacy in the Middle Grades, Latrese Tonya Mathis

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Exhibiting Sovereignty: Tribal Museums in the Great Lakes Region, 1969-2010, Meagan McChesney

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Generating Biologic and Genetic Research Tools to Investigate Serotype I Feline Coronaviruses, Robert Christian Mettelman

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What Have We Done? An Analysis of Student Handbooks of Public High Schools in a Suburban County in the Wake of Illinois Senate Bill 100, Melissa Delarosa Moore

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Characterization of the Effects of Sex and Estrogen Receptor Signaling on Antigen-Specific T Cells for Immunotherapy, Flor Cecilia Navarro Negredo

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Protection from Staphylococcus Aureus Bloodstream Infection by Probiotic Exopolysaccharide, Wonbeom Paik

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The Study of Evaluative Inquiry within a Business Context: Social Learning Processes, Team-Level Infrastructure, and Guidelines for Practical Application, Marie Elizabeth Paydon

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DAXX as a Restrictor of Tumor Initiating Cell Survival in ER+ Breast Cancer and its Therapeutic Implications, Daniel Seamus Peiffer

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My Role as an Administrator in Supporting the Implementation of MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports) Tier 3 Students: A Self-Study in a Public School System, Terrycita Delight Perry

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Assessing the Temporal Dynamics of the Lower Urinary Tract Microbiota and the Effects of Lifestyle, Travis Kyle Price

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Positive Behavior Intervention Supports and Relational Trust in an Elementary School: A Self-Study of a Principal's Impact on Supportive Environment and Student Achievement, Marilou Salcepuedes Rebolledo

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Elucidation of the Molecular Mechanisms of Electrically-Induced Cardioprotection, Anne Elizabeth Roessler

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Behavioral Symptom Clusters, Inflammation, and Quality of Life in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients, Anitha Saravanan

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Feminism and School Leadership: A Qualitative Study Utilizing Effective Women Principals' Self-Perceptions to Determine What Makes Them Successful, Christina Maria Sylvester

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Prevalence and Potential Buffers of Intergenerational Trauma in African American and Latinx Parent-Child Dyads, Kandace Thomas

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Perceptions of High School Principals of the Role of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support-- Formally RTI-- In Bringing about Social Justice and Equity for Black Boys, La Wanna Marie Wells

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Addressing the School-to-Prison Pipeline through Critical Self Reflection: A Self-Study of Courageous and Transformative Leadership, Ernest D. Williams

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YCZR, a New Case of PLP-Dependent MOCR/GABR Type Transcription Regulator in Klebsiella Pneumonia, Yuanzhang Zheng

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An Action Research Project Addressing the Perception of Strengths and Barriers to Communication at the Onset of the MTSS Initiative within the High School Setting, Taliah Ziyad-Nau

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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Parental Relationship Quality and Stereotypic Role Endorsement as Predictors of Marriage Attitudes of African Americans, Bernasha Monique Anderson

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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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Simple Goodness and Ethical Theory, Sarah Marie Babbitt

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Cultural Assets and Racial Discrimination: A Person-Based Exploration of Culturally Relevant Coping with African American Male Adolescents, Emma-Lorraine Baaba Bart-Plange

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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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The Impact of Regulatory Fit on Confrontations of Bias, Rayne Bozeman

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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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The Roles of HPA Axis Activity and Attentional Bias in the Development of Anxiety Symptoms in Low-Income Mexican-Origin Children, Stephanie Brewer

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Socio-Ecological Moderating Factors in the Grit-Academic Achievement Relationship, Keeshawna Brooks

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

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Black Middle Class and Mass Incarceration, Bill Byrnes

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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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Getting on the Same Page: A Grounded Theory Study of Nurse and Physician Collaborative Practice Development, Julie Cerese

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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-English Emergent Bilingual Children, Amy G. Clark

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"Hear Us, See Us!": How Mothers of Color Transform Family and Community Relationships Through Grassroots Collective Action, Jennifer Elena Cossyleon

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Measuring Undergraduates' Global Perspective Development: Examining the Construct and Cross-Cultural Validity of the Global Perspective Inventory Across Ethnoracial Groups, Lisa Davidson

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Measuring Community Violence, Trauma, and Family Functioning among Youth Living in Low-Income, Urban Environments, Kyle Deane

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Principles of Surface Chemistry Central To the Reactivity of Organic Semiconductor Materials, Gregory J. Deye

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Entre Dos Tierras: Between Two Lands: Stories of Latinx Immigrant Students in US Public High Schools, Yahaira Diaz

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

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Can You Feel the Spirit? Towards a Sensory Sociology of Relgion, Beth Laurel Dougherty

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Homonymy and the Comparability of Goods in Aristotle, Robert Duncan

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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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In Between: What the Experiences of Biracial, Bisexual Women Tell Us About Identity Formation, Marissa C. Floro

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Gender Beliefs of Teachers in Orthodox Jewish Early Childhood Programs, Ilana Chai Dvorin Friedman

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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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Comparison Between the Structure-Function Relationship in the Wild Type Gαi1 Protein and Its Oncogenic Mutant, Jesse Lee Goossens

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The Role of Multiple Dimensions of Organized Activity Participation, Impulsivity, and Parental Monitoring on Externalizing Behavior among Low-Income, Urban Adolescents., Amy Governale

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Paul in Context: A Reinterpretation of Paul and Empire, Najeeb Turki Haddad

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Actor's and Partner's Self-Discrepancy as Moderators of the Relationship Between Negative Events and Reflected Appraisals: A Daily Diary Study Examining the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model in African American Couples, Natalie J. Hallinger

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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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Parents' Satisfaction in Non-Title-I and Title-I Schools within the Archdiocese of Chicago, Alex Hill

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Characterization of Cross-Genre Writing Skills in Children with and Without Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Role of Language, Handwriting, and Cognitive Processing, Elizabeth Hilvert

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Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a Teacher Component: Outcomes Examined in a School Setting, Kelly Marie Holmes

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Best Practices in Global Mental Health: An Exploratory Study of Recommendations for Psychologists, Kimberly Hook

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Surface Modification for the Improvement of Metal/Organic Semiconductor Interfaces, Jonathan Paul Hopwood

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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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Antidepressant-Associated Sexual Dysfunction in Patients with Depression: A Meta-Analysis of Sexual Functioning Data Collected via Prospective Questionnaire, Paula Jacobsen

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Shaping Black Boys: Exploring School Construction of Masculinity and the Impact on Black Male Scholastic Perceptions Toward Academic Achievement and Schooling, Kisha V. Jenkins

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“Gratuitous Distribution”: Distributing African American Antislavery Texts, 1773–1850, Nathan Jeremie-Brink

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Child Maltreatment and Psychosocial Functioning in the Context of Foster Care: Self-Concept as a Mediator and a Moderator, Grace Jhe Bai

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Affect and Cognitive Control: The Influence of Naturalistic Mood on Interference Processing, Lorri A. Kais