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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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

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A Mixed Methods Evaluation of the Social Emotional Needs of Middle School Students, Vicky Karahalios

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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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Exploring the Legacy of Imogene King in the Making of a Nurse Educator, Leader, and Nurse Theorist, Margaret Mary Kotowski

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Of Neere Neighbors: Sacrament and Sociality in the Drama of Islamic Conversion, C.1600-1640, Stephanie Kucsera

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

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Biophysical Studies of Guanine Nucleotide-Binding Alpha Subunits, Brian Leverson

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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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Application of Synthetic Organic and Medicinal Chemistry Toward Medical Advances in Cancer, Antibiotics, and Drug Delivery, Marlon Lutz

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Fake News and News Anxiety in Early Modern England, Richard David Macey

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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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Activism and Identity: How Asian American College Students Define Contemporary Activism for Social Justice, Lester Manzano

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An Examination of School Psychologists’ Exposure To and Preparedness To Support Transgender Students in Schools, Natalie Meier Meier

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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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Benefaction in Galatians: An Analysis of Paul's Language of God's Favor in Its Greco-Roman Context, Ferdinand Okorie

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The Impact of Sociodemographic Factors on Health-Related, Neuropsychological, and Psychosocial Functioning in Youth with Spina Bifida, Jaclyn Lennon Papadakis

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Regulation of Bacterial Glycogen Synthesis: Structure-Function Relationship of Adp-Glucose Pyrophosphorylase, Hiral Priyank Patel

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

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Studying the Antagonistic Relationship Between NKG2D and TGF-β Signaling in CD8+ T Cells, Kushal Prajapati

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The Experience of Mentors in a Cross-Age Peer Mentoring Program: Exploring the Helper Therapy Principle, Dakari Quimby

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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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How Does She Do It All? a Test of the Social Cognitive Career Theory Self-Management Model of Women’s Multiple Role Management, Meghan Roche

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Deconstructing the "Good Catholic Girl": A Critique of Sexual Pedagogies for Young Women in Catholic Ethics, Karen Elizabeth Ross

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

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Asian American Engagement in Racial Justice: Journeys Through Identity Development and Critical Consciousness, Megan Segoshi

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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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Workplace Climate and Job Satisfaction: A Test of Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT)'s Workplace Self-Management Model with Sexual Minority Employees, Alexander Tatum

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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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Citizens and Kings: Dramatic Genre and Social Consciousness in Early Modern England, Anna Ullmann

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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