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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Investigating the Bactericidal Activity of Lactobacillus Crispatus Cell-Free-Supernatant, Omar Majed Abdul-Rahim

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Supporting Latine Children’s Informal Engineering Learning and Spatial Thinking Through Tinkering and Storytelling, Diana Acosta

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Maternal-Fetal Attachment and Its Relationship to Quality of Life in Pregnant Women with Diabetes, Cheryl Ann Angel

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Facing the Mass Exodus: Reconsidering the Moral Responsibilities for and Obligations Toward Large Numbers of Refugees in an Age of Global Crises, Muhammet Ali Asil

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B Cells in the Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue (GALT), Ameera Bukhari

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An Ethics of Doctrinal Emergence: Reading Newman with Augustine and Contemporary Information Theory, Jeffrey John Campbell

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Schooled to the Streets? Exploring the Relationship between K-12 Educational Experiences and Early Careers in Activism, David Abraham Castro

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The Role of Lived Experiences in Culturally Responsive School Leaders’ Administrations: A Phenomenological Case Study, Angela Dolezal

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An Interpretive Phenomenological Study of Women’s Struggles, Hopes and Reasons for Participation in Professional Power-Based Community Organizing in Chicago, Mary Dungy-Akenji

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Reclaiming the Patria: Sinarquismo in the United States, 1936-1966, Nathan Ellstrand

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Knowledge and Political Interest: Politico-Epistemic Injustice in the United States Under Capitalist Democracy, Philipa Friedman

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Molecular Mechanisms of Oxidative Stress-Induced Corneal Damage and the Use of Antioxidants and Therapeutics, Anita Kirti Ghosh

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Does Co-Speech Gesture Support Children’s Analogical Reasoning? An Investigation Into the Differential Effects of Gesture on Learning, Katharine F. Guarino

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Impact of Parent Presence on Stress in Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Susan M. Horner

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A Phenomenological Study of Catholic Priests Working and Headteachers in Government - Funded Catholic Secondary Schools, Joseph Kaye

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Imagining Otherwise: Designing and Implementing a High School Writing Center, Sheldon Cale Krieger

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Elucidating the Role of KMT2D in HER2+ Breast Cancer, Emily Ma

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ABL2 Promotes Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease via PPAR Gamma Regulation, Gregory Malnassy

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Las Chingonas: An Ecological Approach to Latina Student Mothers’ Journey Through College, Emely Elizabeth Medina-Rodriguez

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The Souls of Black Folks in the Twenty-First Century: Self-Efficacy, Grit, and Their Development in Low-Income Urban Black Youth, Amzie Moore

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Unlocking Desistance: The Role of Executive Functioning in the Rehabilitation of Correctional Populations, Danielle Nesi

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Constructing Engineering Knowledge Through Tinkering, Reflection, and Digital Storytelling, Lauren C. Pagano

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White Enigma: Opacity, Perspective, and the Theological Formation of White Subjectivity, Nathan David Pederson

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Leveraging Moral Foundations to Increase COVID-19 Vaccination, Cara Elizabeth Ray

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Changes in Teacher Pedagogy and Student Engagement in Elementary 1:1 Classrooms, Adam Douglas Smeets

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The Role of Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 Β (GSK-3β) at the Cardiac Myofilament, Marisa Jean Stachowski

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Healing Earth in a Time of Crisis: Curriculum for Integral Ecology, Caleb Steindam

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A Radically Weak (i)ncounter: Dorothy Day, the Catholic Worker, and Overcoming Otherness, an Anatheistic Argument for a Political Theology Based in Community, Martin Tomszak

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Turn Not Thine Eyes: Holy Faces, Saving Gazes, and the Theology of Attention, Jacob W. Torbeck

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Does Co-Speech Gesture Support Children’s Analogical Reasoning? An Investigation Into the Differential Effects of Gesture on Learning, Amy Michelle Wilkinson

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It Doesn’t Get Better with Time: The Effect of Housing Insecurity on Rearrest in Polk and Palm Beach County, Quintin Williams

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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Refuting the Single Story of Political Action in Hannah Arendt: Navigating Arendt's Eurocentrism and Anti-Black Racism, Katherine Brichacek

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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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Pediatric Mental Health Hospitalizations and the Return to School: School-Based Provider Perspectives on Commmunication, Collaboration, and Systematic Practices, Lauren Elizabeth Carr

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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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Promoting Early-Adolescent Dual Language Learners' Language Use & Reading Skills, Holly Griskell

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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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Secularism, the Oxford Movement, and Religious Aesthetics in John Keble, Christina Rossetti, Adelaide Anne Procter, and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Mary Harmon

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

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Elementary Principals' and Teachers' Educational Beliefs and Practices in Inclusive Schools, Dawn Hill

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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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Perceptions of Funder-Mandated Performance Metrics on Nonprofit Service Provision, Melissa Iverson

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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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The Development of the Country Satisfaction Scale, Daewon Kim

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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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Chinese International Students’ Dating and Marriage Issues, Huabing Liu

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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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God and Rescuer, Clinton Neptune

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Hemingway, Sartre, and Secularization: Finding Religion Without God, Marcos Antonio Norris

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Ethical Health Care in an African Context: Linking Conventional Medicine and Traditional Healing Practices in Igboland, Nigeria., Michael Osondu Okoro

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Private Military and Security Corporations in Civil Conflicts, Paul Robert Olander

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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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An Eco-Theology for Korean American Presbyterian Churches, Yale 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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Promoting Information Exchange: Open-Minded Group Cognition and a Function of Motivation and Task Type, Jeremy Ryan Winget

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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