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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Investigating the Role Video Game Players’ Supportive Communication Plays in Moderating the Effects of Toxicity in Online Gaming, Duy Pham

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Investigating the Role Video Game Players' Supportive Communication Plays in Moderating the Effects of Toxicity in Online Gaming, Duy (Tyler) Pham

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Differences in Mother’s Use of Spatial Language with Male and Female Infants during a Block Play Scenario, Elizabeth Phillis

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A Teacher Shortage and Lack of Representation in the Classroom: a Neoliberal and Critical Race Study of the Broken Teacher Pipeline and the Impact on Education Majors, Sara Piotrowski

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Perceptions of Masculinity and Femininity in Online Dating Profiles of Men: Intersections with Race, Luke Alexander Ploessl

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Effects of Exercise Intensity and Type on Executive Function in Elementary-Aged Children, Patrick Pommier

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Aid Worker Burnout as Injury: Policy Implications for the Aid Sector, Melissa Lynn Quimby

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Legitimation Strategies of Electoral Authoritarian Regimes: a Comparative Study of Bangladesh, Hungary, and Turkey, Md. Sohel Rana

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“It Was Nice To Know I Was N’t the Only One Struggling: ” Establishing Empathy and Communal Awareness Using Life Writing at the Middle Level, Kristin Danielle Reynolds

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Material Witnesses: Deconstructing Networks of Credibility and Objectivity in Medical Narratives from Mary Toft to the Contraceptive Pill, Krista Elizabeth Roberts

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Rethinking the Refugee Regime: Would a Human Rights-Based Approach to the Issue of Climate Refugees Produce Just Outcomes?, Gordon Robinson

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Do They Know or Do They Think They Know? Analyzing Pre-service Teachers Perceived Cultural Awareness, William Javier Rodriguez-Nieves

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Effects of the Antidepressant Drug Vortioxetine on Ventral Pallidal Neuronal Activity, Respiration, and Heart Rate in the Rat, Piper Rogers

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Narrating the Movement: a Rhetorical Analysis on the Digital Mobilization, Remix, and Hijack of #metoo, Rocky Roque

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Modeling Individual Muscle Forces in the Lower Extremity during Loaded and Unloaded Hexbar Vertical Jumps, Abigail Salvadore

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Scouting Knots Are Not the Same Knots When Knotted, Andres Sanchez

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Arreidis ( Roots ): Fala Language and It S Quest for Identity, Claudia Sánchez Sánchez

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How HBO's a Black Lady Sketch Show Utilizes Humor To Cope and Resist against Racism and Sexism, Regina Lynnette Sanders

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Perceived Discrimination and Emotional Distress Experienced by Queer vs Heterosexual People of Color, Moderated by Perceived Distal or Proximal Social Support, Sanjana Satishkumar

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Evaluating the Multi-level Community Effects of Root Hemiparasites in Northern Illinois, Anna Marie Scheidel

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Biomechanical Assessment of the Lower Extremity Following an Unexpected Ankle Perturbation, Emilia Gladys Schempp

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Total Suspended Sediment and Phosphorus Transport in Response to Storm Events in an Agriculturally Dominated Watershed, Elijah John William Schukow

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Discussion Boards in the Online Classroom: Are They Actually Influencing Instructor Mediated Immediacy, Student Motivation, Student Affective Learning, Student Connectedness, and Online Learning Climate?, Samantha Lynn Schultz

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Relationship between Acute: Chronic Ratio and Injury in Women's Collegiate Soccer Players, Jake A. Schwab

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Socialization and Civic Engagement in the Virtual Field of Video Games, Jackson C. Schwalb

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On the Spectrum Problem for a Class of 3-Uniform Hypergraphs with 5 Edges, Kaitlin Elizabeth Shoukry

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Characterizing Self-Inserting Carbon-Fiber Microelectrode Arrays for Fast-Scan Cyclic Voltammetry, Brad M. Smith

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Pulling Back the Carpet on the Non-tenure Track Faculty Experience: Perceptions of Support in Postsecondary Education, Rachel E. Smith

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Proposing Alternative Methods for Testing Heterogeneity of Studies in a Meta-analysis, Teagen Smith

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Say Her Name: the Narrative Afterlives of Breonna Taylor, Tyler S. Smith

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Investigating Intersubjectivity between Preschool Teachers and Children during Instruction: a Case Study, Andrianna Eleni Smyrniotis

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Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: an Application to Student Affairs, Alexander David Snowden

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The Pen Is the Sword: Fighting by Writing for Our Future, Clinton Alexander Soper

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The Effectiveness of Music Therapy through Telehealth in Addressing Quality of Life and Mood in Those with Alzheimer’s Disease, Taylor Margaret Stengren

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The Effect of Dietary Fiber on Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression in Hemodialysis Patients, Isabelle Strack

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The Effect of Load on the Kinetics and Kinematics of the Lower Extremity during Landing, Michael Akira Sullivan

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Lost in Translation: South Asian Muslim Women's Interpretation of Religious Gender Role Expectations, Women's Agency, and Women's Identity, Tamanna Tasmin

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Perceptions of Residents Living in a Food Desert on the Impact of a Community-Supported Agriculture Pilot Program, Jessica Thome

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A Rhetorical Analysis of Higher Education’s Mental Health Messaging, Gabrielle Thompson

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Beyond the Mathematics Major: Identifying the Pedagogical Content Knowledge Exhibited by Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers, Steven R. Turner

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I Contain Multitudes: Identity Shift Effects of Diametrically Opposed Self-Presentations, Jacob John Valov

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Mediation among Depression, Acceptability of Emotions, Emotional Intensity and Emotional Disclosure, Brandie Vera

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Four Scenes from Berenice, a One-Act Opera, Carlos Eduardo Verdam Maria

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Creating a Society of Active Citizens: a Study of the Civic Engagement of Alternative Breaks Alumni, Annjanette Maire Weaver

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Individualized Music Relaxation and Composition as a Coping Skill for Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse in and out of the Therapeutic Setting, J. Juliet Weight

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Defining Effective Parenting and Teaching Practices among Head Start Caregivers and Educators: a Qualitative Approach, Ellen C. Wing

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“How Do I Make Them Understand and Then Why Would I? ” Exploring the Impact of Disclosure and Support on Coping Perceptions among Nurses with Their Families, Madeline Katherine Witt

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Interrogating Digital Rhetorical Privacy on Direct-to-Consumer Genetics Websites, Charles Fletcher Woods

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The Significance of Significance: Decolonizing Cultural Resource Management Practices in the Upper Midwest, JUSTIN Allen WOODS

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"I Thought that We Could Nurture the Nature out of Our Son": Making Meaning of Parenting in the Narratives of Parents of Children in Residential Treatment, Jared V. Worwood

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The Crisis of Democracy: the Case Study of Democratic Backsliding and the Rise of Populism in Poland, Nargiza Yusupova

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Functional and Structural Characterization of Trms, Omid John Zare-Mehrjerdi

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Auto-Detection of Programming Code Vulnerabilities with Natural Language Processing, Yubai Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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“When Two Elephants Fight, It’s the Ground That Suffers ”: a Neo- Marxist Rhetorical Deconstruction of the United States’ Rhetoric of Power in Resistance to United Nations Treaties, Divine Narkotey Aboagye

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An Action Research Study on the Use of Flipped Learning in a Spanish as a Foreign Language Class, Juan Carlos Acevedo Fontecha

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Oops I Drank It Again: Predictors of Emerging Adults’ Unplanned Drinking, Ashley Rose Adams

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Efforts towards the Formal Synthesis of the Akaji Human T-cell Leukemia Virus Type 1 ( Htlv-1 ) Protease Inhibitor via an Asymmetric Glycolate Aldol Addition Route, Marian Aba Addo

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Big Data on Midwest Farms: Assessment of Use, Concerns, and Challenges, Frederick Adomako

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Political Violence in Bangladesh: Explaining the Role of State, Zunaid Almamun

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The Polite Abuser: Using Politeness Theory To Examine Emotional Abuse, Cimmiaron Alvarez

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Dissecting Dystrophin's Roles, Subcellular Organization, and Functional Network in Drosophila Oogenesis, Mina Amini Moghaddam

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Reducing Narcissistic Aggression: Examining the Effect of Self-Affirmation on Subclinical Levels of Narcissism, Kelsey Ann Anello

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Elementary School Teachers’ Perspectives and Practices of Multicultural Education in Indonesia, Robby Anggriawan

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Investigating the Reversibility of Protein Adsorption on Gold Nanoparticles and the Role of Free Thiol, Awosiji Olatunde Awotunde

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The Dark Tetrad at Work: Examining the Effects of Bottom-Line Mentality, Job Satisfaction, and Perceptions of Organizational Politics on Counterproductive Work Behavior, Ryan Barry

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The Nature of Primary Source Instruction in Social Science Methods Courses, Judith Loraine Bee

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A Place To Grow: Examining Teachers’ Interactions in an Online Thirdspace, Morgan Belcher

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Identification of Innexins Contributing to Giant-Fiber Escape Responses in Marbled Crayfish, Abigail Marie Benson

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Utilizing a Learner Centered Design Model To Support a Change in Grading and Assessment Practices, Carmen Margot Bergmann

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The Effects of Nutrition Smartphone Applications on Parents’ Grocery Shopping and Meal Planning Behaviors, Lacey Bertram

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First Report of a Potential Mycosporine-like Amino Acid Extracted from Agave: Implications for New Sunscreen Additives, McKenzie Nicole Biswell

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Low in Advantageous Personality Traits? Find an Alternative Path to Higher Job Performance, Ares Boira Lopez

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The Dark Triad Predicted by Belief in Determinism and Objectification, Rachel Boros

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Teachers' Perception of Student Technology Use, Heather Borowiak

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Nitrate Transport in the Unsaturated Zone, Patience Bosompemaa

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Applying Psychological Reactance Theory to Intercultural Communication in the Workplace: Dealing with Technological Change and Tolerance for Ambiguity, Oumaima Boulhna

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A Molecular Toolset for the in Vivo Detection of a Sulfolobus Islandicus Leucyl Trna Synthetase Paralog, Nicholas Michael Bretz

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The Influence of Instructor Mental Illness Disclosure on the Perceptions of Mental Illness, Classroom Climate, Teacher Credibility, Homophily, and Social Attraction, Kirsten L. Bridgemen

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"Do N't Stop Believin'"in a Pair of Socks: How the Sopranos Shapes Our Understanding of Mental Illness, Adam Richard Brockman

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Dance and Know You Are a Part: the Instrumentality of Performative Politics and Dance in the Configuration of Local Social Memory and Afro-brazilian Identity and Agency in Pelotas, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil, Triston R. Brown

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The Water Is Always Running: Vaporwave, Fluxus, and the Role of Defamiliarization in Music-Led Virtual Realities, Zachary William Buckley

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Testing the Multiple Stressor Hypothesis: Chlorothalonil Exposure Alters Transmission Potential of a Bumble Bee Pathogen but Not Individual Host Health, Austin Christian Calhoun

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Adverbial Clauses Introduced with ‘ Cuando’, Julen Carrasco Oteo

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Soy Nadie ( I'm Nobody ), Jenny V. Castañon

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From the Classroom to the Dean’s Office: Engaging in the Equity Audit Process To Involve Educational Stakeholders To Address Disparities in School Discipline for Students of Color, Trevor Michael Chapman

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Visions for Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Practices, and Common Core: Individuality in Large-Scale Reform, Kelsey A. Clarkson

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Autoethnography of Laughter: Transforming Identity by Teaching Composition and Linguistics through Humor, Olya Cochran

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Role-Differentiated Bimanual Manipulations Efficiency: the Difference in Speed for Rdbms Based on Age, Toy-Type, and Infant Hand Preference, Sarai Mikal Cortina

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Mediation among Childhood Sexual Abuse, Self-Objectification, and Risk Recognition, Michelle Maria Coventry

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Temperament and Aggression: Examining the Link between a Shy and Inhibited Temperament and Reactive and Proactive Aggression, Samantha L. Croney

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The Relationship between the Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease and Health Risk Appraisals in College-Age Students, Brandi Curtis

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Small-Town Living: Do Illinois Universities Understand the Rural College Student?, Erik Andrew Dalmasso

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Right-Wing Authoritarianism, Moral Disengagement, and Victimization: the Demeaning Socio-Cognitive Attitudes of Bullies, Megan E. Donnelly

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Community College Foundation Board Members: the Overlooked Partners, Christopher S. Downing

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The Uses, Understandings, and Values of Student Strucutral Assisting Metatexts in College First Year Composition Courses, Joseph Ryan Dundovich

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Perceptions of Outreach, Theory, and Practice at Centers for Teaching and Learning, Samantha Dunn

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The Impact of Anthropometric Measurements on Lactate Levels at Rest and during Exercise, Ashley Kristine Edwards

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Identity Centrality's Influence on the Relation between Disclosure and Mental Health Stigma, Samantha Ege

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Evaluation of the Matadoc and Comparison of Auditory Musical, Non-musical, and Live Music Therapy Stimuli To Increase Awareness and Sense of Self in Patients with Moderate and Severe Dementia: an Exploratory Case Study, Nicolas A. Espinoza

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A Qualitative Study of the Genesis of a Community Food Pantry for Students of Higher Education, Elizabeth Fast