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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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The Genre of a Meal: The Prototypical Instantiation of the Lord's Supper in 1 Corinthians 11: 17-34, Paul Olatubosun Adaja

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Dismantling Tools of the Incompetent: Exploring Cultural Competence Training in Undergraduate Education Policy and Education Studies Programs, Ashley P. Allen

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William of Auxerre and Thomas Aquinas on Simultaneous Faith and Knowledge, Jacob Joseph Andrews

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Emancipatory and Controlling: Examining the Negotiation of Masculinity-Centered Practices by Women's and Gender Equity Center Practitioners, Ashley M. Brown

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Characterizing Galectin and Lysosomal Rupture's Role in Spreading Parkinson Disease Pathology, Kevin Burbidge

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Exploring School Psychologists' Perceived Preparedness, Self-Efficacy, and Motivations for Practice in Urban Schools, Kiley Callahan

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Political Justificationism: A More Realistic Epistemology of Political Disagreement, Randolph Jay Carlson

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Uncovering a Face: Filipino American Christian Ethics, Gabriel Jay Catanus

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Domestic Violence and South Asian American Women, Natasha Chander

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Investigating the Roles of Lipids in Staphylococcus Aureus Infection, Xi Chen

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Peace Bodies: Women, Encampments, and the Struggle Against Nuclear Weapons during the Cold War, 1979-1992, Janette Clay

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The Upstart Peril in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel, Lydia Craig

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Investigating the Effects of TGF-β on T Cell Activation-Induced Cell Death, Christina Rose Cunha

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Disrupting the School-To-Prison Pipeline: A Mixed-Methods Systematic Review of Alternative Discipline Practices to Reduce Exclusion and Promote Equity, Cara Diclemente

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Examining the Interplay of Mental Health, Family Conflict, and Body Mass Index among Mexican Origin Families: A Cross-Lagged Model, Laura Margaret Lehman Distel

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Impact of Violence Exposure on Children's Mental Health and Family Functioning: An Ecological-Transactional Approach, Rice Mary Dusing

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Reading Ethics: Modernism, Narrative, Violence, Katie Dyson

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"Stop Giving Up on Us": The Experiences of First-Generation Latinx Students in their College Choice Process, Lillianna Shantey Franco Carrera

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Development of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Therapeutic Target Enzymes: Paths to Discover Novel Antimicrobials, Thahani Shifna Habeeb Mohammad

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Understanding the Role of Lipids Derived from the Gut Microbes in a Mouse Model of Obesity-Induced Peripheral Pain, Raiza Rafael-Bonomo Hardy

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Slavery, the Enslaved, and the Gospel of Matthew: A Narrative, Social-Scientific Study, Jonathan Hatter

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Ecological Systems in the Contexts of Foster Care and Parental Incarceration, Lauren A. Hindt

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Adherence to a Mindfulness App for College Students with Depression: Patterns, Predictors, and Outcomes, Brynn Marie Huguenel

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From the Outside Looking in: Black Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Men Experiences in Men of Color and Black Male Initiative Mentorship Programs in Higher Education, Quortne Reginald Hutchings

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(Re)imagining Community-Engaged Curriculum and Pedagogy: Shifting Subjectivities and Power/Knowledge among Faculty/Doctoral Students, Anne Catherine Kelly

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Comparative Studies on Biochemical and Pharmacological Profiles of Unfractionated Heparins & Their Depolymerized Derivatives from Bovine, Ovine and Porcine Origins, Ahmed Kouta

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Molecular Determinants of Fetal Tolerance and the Transition to Adult Immunity, Yi Wei Lim

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IL-27 Signaling in the Maintenance of Intestinal Barrier Following Ethanol Intoxication and Burn Injury, Marisa Luck

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Synthesis and Characterization of Redox Non-Innocent Ligand Supported Transition Metal Complexes, Adriana Marie Lugosan

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The Role of the Co-Chaperone Protein Bcl-2-Associated Athanogene 3 (BAG3) at the Cardiomyocyte Sarcomere, Thomas Gwynn Martin

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F Plasmids in Escherichia coli Decrease Permissivity to Coliphage, Cesar Eber Montelongo Hernandez

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Ocean of Suffering, Ocean of Compassion: Person, Environment, Self, and World in Social Work and Zen Buddhism, Siddhesh Mukerji

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Social Determinants of Economic Self-Sufficiency (ESS) in Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG): Focusing on the Process of Health Care Career Pathways, Jang Ho Park

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The Impact of Affiliative Motivation and Trust on Confrontations of Racism, Jamie Patrianakos

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Cardioprotective Extracellular Vesicles Derived-Micrornas: Sorting Mechanisms and Functions, Anh P. Phan

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Relationships Among Nursing Presence, Openness, and Fatigue in Acute Care Nurses, Barbara Therese Pudelek

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A Time and Place: Structures of Knowledge at an Archeological Field-Site, Joseph Renow

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Moving Beyond Recruitment and Hiring: Including and Actualizing the Voices of Teachers of Color in a Suburban School District, Jennifer Ann Rowe

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Finding the Child: Exploration into Pedagogical Foundations in the Roman Catholic Church, Erica L. Saccucci

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We Heard Sometimes Their Earnest Desire to be Free in a Free Country: Enslaved People, Jesuit Masters, and Negotiations for Freedom on American Borderlands, 1823-1930, Kelly Lynn Schmidt

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Dying to Fight: The Individual and Social Processes of the Foreign Fighter Phenomenon, Michael James Schumacher

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Clarifying Coaching: A Mixed Methods Analysis of a Math Content-Focused Model and Its Impact on Teachers' Practice, Content Knowledge, and Dispositions, Lauren A. Solarski

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Equity in Secondary Schools: Building a Strong Sense of Belonging for Students of Color as a Foundation for Academic Success, Joaquin Stephenson

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Longitudinal Associations among Individual Factors, Parenting Behaviors, and Medical Responsibility in Youth With Spina Bifida: Mediation, Moderation, and Growth Analyses, Alexa R. Stern

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Identification and Characterization of Calcium as a Biofilm Promoting Signal by Vibrio Fischeri, Alice Hannah Tischler

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Identification of New Pathways for Co Oxidation on Rh(111) & Spatial and Structural Control of O-Induced Reconstruction of Ag(111), Marie Turano

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Environmental Reforestation and Social Justice in Cameroon: A Test Case for Pope Francis' Concept of 'integral Ecology' in Laudato Sí, Augustin Vondou

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Analysis of Regulatory Mechanisms for T Cell Activation, Aleksandra Vuchkovska

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Reams, Radicals and Revolutionaries: The 'Illinois Staats-Zeitung' and the German-American Milieu in Chicago, 1847-1877, Sebastian Peter Wuepper

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Selectivity for Allosteric Effectors of Bacterial ADP-Glucose Pyrophosphorylase: Structural and Functional Studies, Mashael Alghamdi

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Metal Ions Impact on Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 Adhesion to Ito Electrode and the Enhancement of Current Output, Aisha Awad Alshahrani

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Electron Transfer of Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 at Clay-Modified ITO Electrode, Reem Faez Alshehri

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Health Promotion and Cancer Screening of Arab Americans, Lamyaa Alyaba

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"Oh Gosh! Am I Going to Be Like This for the Rest of My Life?": Promoting Critical Literacy Among Latinx Students Through Youth Participatory Action Research, Thomas Angiello

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Parenting Capacity and Meaning Making Among Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence, Johanna Engler Barry

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Women and Strategies of Violence: Gender Roles, Foreign Support and Maintaining the Rebellion, Caglayan Baser

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Sabbath and Ecological Crisis: Inoperativity in Political Theology, Andrew John Blosser

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Making Moral Judgment More Responsive Via Constraints on Moral Beliefs, Principles, and Convictions, David Bukenhofer

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Community Violence Exposure among Ethnic Minority Youth: Understanding the Predictive Roles of Depressive Symptoms and Risky Behavior in a Community Sample, Amanda Nicole Burnside

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Laissez Fairy Tales: Consensus, Cohesion, and Corporate Culture During the Collapse of Lehman Brothers, William Howard Burr

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Exploring the Educational Journeys of African American Honors Alumni(nae), Sammie Marie Burton

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Engendering Empathy for Immigrants in Middle Grade Readers Through Culturally Relevant Young Adult Literature, Amy J. Cattapan

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Shaping Beauty, Claiming Authenticity: Gender, Work, and Immigration Experiences of Low-Wage South Asian Immigrant Women Workers, Soulit Chacko

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Changing Concepts of Merit in China's Education System: An Oral Historical Research of Teachers in Key Schools, Yao Chen

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Identity Positivity in Decolonial Worlds: Making Room for Gender and Sexual Possibility, Erica Chu

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Teacher and Principal Perceptions of Principal Leadership Practices Having the Strongest Relationship to Student Achievement, Michael C. Conran

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The Effect of Individual Differences on the Experience of Meaningful Work: The Influence of Social Status and Work Motivation, Plamena Daskalova

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Pediatric Providers' Perceptions of their Role in Early Detection of Postpartum Depression, Laura Aime De La Pena

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"An Environmental Sleight of Hand:" Trash, Activism, and Urban Finance in Detroit, 1970-1990, Chelsea Denault

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Self-Management in Youth with Spina Bifida: Associations with Parent Factors in the Context of a Summer Camp Intervention, Colleen F. Bechtel Driscoll

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Elucidating the Impact and Mechanism of Hepatitis C Virus Cell-To-Cell Spread, Karina Durso-Cain

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Cellular and Molecular Mechanism Underlying Alcohol Inhibition of Bone Fracture Healing, Jonathan Michael Eby

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Dietary Intake and Executive Function in Youth and Emerging Adulthood: Environmental Correlates and Developmental Considerations, Amy Michelle Egbert

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Vigilance of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Timothy Finn

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Teacher Perceptions and Experiences with Self-Regulation Strategies in General Education Classrooms, Sofia Flores-Perez

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Elucidating the Targets and Function of the MLR Compass-Like Complex During Development, David Joseph Ford

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"Lifting as We Climb": Black Feminist Action Research with Women of Color Student Affairs Administrators, Paige J. Gardner

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Identifying Transfer of Care Gaps: Electronic Health Record Capture of Perioperative Handoff Communications, Sharon Giarrizzo-Wilson

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A Poetics of Violence: Representations of Violence as Storytelling and World-Building Tools of the Theater, Richard Gilbert

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Optimization of Microbial Fuel Cells, Norberto M. Gonzalez

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Think Like a Teacher: How Reflective Educators Use Multiple Data Sources to Inform Their Practice, Jana Grabarek

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Humanity in the Classroom: An Exploration of Race in Teacher Behavior and Interaction with Students, Briellen Elizabeth Griffin

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Reducing Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: Conditional Cash Transfer Programs in Chile, Colombia, and Mexico, Jorge Humberto Guzman Gonzalez

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Investigating the Mechanism of the Coronavirus Endoribonuclease in Antagonizing Innate Immune Signaling, Matthew Hackbart

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Lewis Acid-Carbonyl Solution Interactions and Their Implications in Catalytic Systems, Carly Soren Hanson

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The Situational Context of Safety Culture from the Perspective of Medical-Surgical Staff Nurses and Nurse Leaders in a Hospital, Lisa Harton

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Teacher Leadership: A Case Study in the Preparation of Future Teacher Leaders, Abigail Hasebroock

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Seed Conflicts in Colombia: Ethnorace, Territory, and Violence, Nathalia Hernandez Vidal

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Black Women College Students, Impostor Phenomenon, Stereotypes, and Mental Health: A Mixed-Methods Approach, Lincoln Hill

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Regulation of the ADP-Glucose Pyrophosphorylase: Probing Different Allosteric Activation Signals with Sited Directed Mutations, Rania Ali Z Hussien

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Factors Associated with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and Quality of Life Among Type 2 Diabetes Patients in Saudi Arabia, Awatef Ibraheem

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You Can't Go Home Again: Art as Therapy, Photovoice, and Housing Instability, Willie Walter Jackson

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Utopian Discourse in Contemporary Speculative Fiction, Casey Alan Jergenson

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Perceptions of Illinois Superintendents Regarding Implementation of Principal Evaluation Instruments after Senate Bill 7 Authorizations, Brian Anthony Kaye

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Economy of Condescension: John Henry Newman's Trinitarian Theology, Matthew Kemp

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Estrogen Regulation of miR-9-5p and miR-9-3p Stability and Localization in the Aging Female Brain, Chun Kim

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The Influence of Dialecticism on Savoring Across Cultures, Soyeon Kim

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The Shadow-Beast: The Influence of Critical Consciousness on Resilience Narratives of Latinx/a/o College Students, Norma Lopez

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Testing an Ecological Model of Obesity Among School-Age Children: Identifying Targets for Tailored Intervention, Dorothy Mcleod Loren

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Reforming Sensory Disability in Early Modern England, Mary Lutze