Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses published by Northern Illinois University through The Graduate School.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Evaluating Holocene Precipitation Variability in the Baltic Region Using Oxygen Isotopes of Lacustrine Carbonate from Estonia, Maxwell Gordon Boes

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The Relationship Between the Diversity of Illinois Community College Staff and Graduates: An Exploratory Quantitative Study, Rachel Boldman

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Do People Want to be Designated as a High Potential? The Relationship Between Designation, Managerial Aspirations, Leader Development Efficacy, and Task Persistence., Alexandria Brown

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Leadership Styles of Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Directors, Dawn Sunshine Brown

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The Political Power of Religious Elites in Shaping Restrictive Reproductive Policies: A Comparative Analysis of Poland and Indonesia, Patricia Buczynski

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Public Health and Civic Engagement, Bryan M. Bulger

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In Search of a Homeland: Jewish-American Women Writers and their Struggle with Cultural Alienation, Alisa K. Burris

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Postsecondary Course-Taking and Academic Performance of Transitional Math Completers: A Quantitative Study of Students in Illinois, Gina Caronna

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Transportation: The Obstacle that Impacts Employment, Postsecondary Education, and independent Living for People with Disabilities, Danielle Carter

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Understanding the Lived Experiences of Counselors-in-Training in a Trauma Certificate Program, Mike Caverly

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Instructors’ and Students’ attitudes and Practices towards Using Critical Pedagogy in Taiwan, Chiaping Jennifer Chang

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informative G-Prior for Linear Models, Yu-Fang Chien

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Caregivers’ inclination to See Their Children as Psychological Agents and Its Antecedents: A Cross-Cultural Study of Parental Bonding, Reflective Functioning, and Maternal Mind-Mindedness, Chun-Hao Chiu

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Analysis of Sunscreens and Antibiotics in Groundwater During The Covid-19 Pandemic in The Riviera Maya, Mexico, Jackie Cooney

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State Divestment in Higher Education and Students of Color attending Four-Year Public institutions in Illinois, Sirena M. Covington

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Elementary School Staff Perceptions of ALICE Active Shooter Training, Jennifer Tavine Craig

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Underlying Factors of Laboratory Safety Behaviors in College Students Using The Theory of Planned Behavior and Risk Perceptions, Michele M. Crase

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The Ecology and Dispersal of The Avian Vampire Fly in Its Native and invasive Ranges, Carly M. Crow

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Examining Teaching Styles and Classroom Management Through The Lens of Self-Determination Theory: Implications For Race, Culture and Discipline, Peter J. Cunningham

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A Qualitative Case Study Examining Women of Color’s Experiences as They Pursue A Criminal Justice Degree, David John Dammon II

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Breast Cancer Knowledge, Attitude, and Screening Practices in African American College Students, Shubhagata Das

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Fruits of Our Labor: Exploring The Impacts of A Nonprofit Seed Bank on indigenous Communities in The Southwestern United States, Rachel Mary Davis

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Estimating The Sex of A Skeleton Using Measurements of The Femur: assessing Accuracy Among People of Different Ancestry and Historic Periods, Hannah Decker

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Grassland Bird Responses to Bison and Prescribed Fire Disturbances at Nachusa Grasslands and Kankakee Sands, Antonio Del Valle

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Magnetic Charge Ordering of Pinwheel Artificial Spin Ice in in-Plane External Magnetic Fields and Its Application For Tunable Vortex Pinning, Timothy Draher

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Measuring the Diphoton Production from Higgs Boson Decays and in association with Heavy Flavor Jets, Brianna Lynn Dwyer

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Perspectives of Power: Phenomenological inquiry Exploring the Manifestation of Power in Doctoral Programs, Sharazazi Dyson

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A Phenomenological Study of individuals Who Practice A Religion Based on Yorùbá Traditions and Have Formally Engaged in Professional Counseling, Jamille J. Edwards

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The Impact of Self-Compassion on Engagement During a Writing Exposure Session for Posttraumatic Stress, Jessica Rose Ellem

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Understanding The Challenges and Ways in Which High School Principals Lead For All, Alexia Adele Ellett

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Efficacy and Possible Mechanisms of Change in Written Exposure Therapy in Undergraduates with PtSS: A Randomized Trial of Wet Compared to Trauma-Focused Expressive Writing, Robyn Alyssa Ellis

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Nutrient Scarcity and Cellular Cooperation in a Clonal Hydroid, Weam S. El Rahmany

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Exploring The Interconnections of Role Satisfaction, Self-Efficacy, Negative Affect, and Stress Among College Students, Jonathan Emmons

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A Threat to Participate: The Impact of Status Threat on Political Participation - Republicans in 2016, Cassandra Epping

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The Role of Health Expenditure on Health Outcomes: Evidence in West Africa Countries., Festus Efosa Eriamiatoe

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Investigating the influence of Stress on Motivational Dysfunction in Male and Female Rodents, Emily Laine Errante

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Un Estudio Sociolingüistíco Del Español De Hombres Con Descendencia Mexicana Que Se Identifican Como Homosexuales, Víctor Bulfrano Estanislao

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Stress Analysis on Walls in Complex Fluids with Fluid-Solid Interaction, Dehong Fang

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Prisión Y Género: La Prisión Como instrumento De Dominación Patriarcal. Un Análisis De San Lunes: Panóptico En Dos Estaciones, Alberto Fernandez Del Valle

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The Impossibility-Possibility Trilemma, Tammie-Louise Finnegan

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Neopatrimonialism and Civil Conflict, Nick Florian

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Wetland Restoration Efforts Result in increasing Phylogenetic Diversity, Nicholas T. Foster

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An Upgraded Photoinjector for the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator, Emily Frame

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Upper Body Joint Angle Calculation and Analysis Using Multiple inertial Measurement Units, Aaron S. Freedkin

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A Phenomenological Study Exploring Arab Muslim Students at Community College and Islamophobia, Dustin French

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Exploring the associations among Life Stress, State Anxiety, Academic Resilience, and Program Completion for Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Mary Jo Frichtl

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Microfabric Analysis of Mid-Pliocene Amundsen Sea interglacial Sediments Demonstrates A Link Between Iceberg Melt and Diatom Productivity (iodp Exp. 379), Heather Leanne Furlong

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Risk-Aware Path Planning For Autonomous Vehicles, Shaghayegh Gaeini

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The influence of Losing a Parent in the Development of Anxiety, Depression, and Academic Motivation in Latino College Students, Sandra Luz Galvan

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Student Perceptions of Racial-Ethnic Socialization and Outcomes across Race and Gender, Megan Gilbertson

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Through The Labyrinth: Lived Experiences of Women and The Superintendency, Michelle Christine Graham

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Transport of Polyethylene Microplastic Spheres in a Sandy Aquifer, Alyssa Marie Graveline

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Factors Contributing to College Counselors’ Probability to Take A Client’s Sexual History, Adam Gregory

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Understanding the invasion history and dispersal patterns of the faucet snail, Bithynia tentaculata, Emma B. Grindle

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Methods for Computing the Global Optimum of Non-Convex Objectives, Isaac Michael Hawn

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Perceived Social and Environmental Impacts of the Maya Train Project on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico: A Case Study of Puerto Morelos, Emely Hernandez Yac

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investigating Implicit Cognitive Bias toward Guilt and Shame Among individuals with Histories of Childhood Emotional Abuse, Sarah B. Hill

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An Exploratory Case Study on the Perspectives of African American Men Pursuing a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway at an Urban Community College in Illinois, Kimberly Kay Hollingsworth

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Perceptions of Family-of-Origin Belief Systems Among Cisgender Men in Outpatient Treatment for Sexual offending: A Phenomenological investigation, Jessie K. Huebner

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Three Essays Examining The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave offers on Women’s Labor Market Outcomes, Murshed Jahan

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Forecasting Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin Prices Using Machine Learning, Sai Prabhu Jaligama

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Medical Laboratory Professional Faculty Perspectives on Academic integrity: A Narrative inquiry, Andrea L. Jensen

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Development of The Moral Disengagement and Bullying Scale, Shengse Ruth Jeong

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Three Essays Examining The Effects of Labor Market Conditions on College Enrollment and Completion, Dezhi Jiang

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Optimize The NIU Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar Apparatus For Conducting High Strain Rate Tensile Test on S304 Foils, Jiale Ji

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investigating Boredom within The Context of Sixth-Grade Mathematics Classes, Tammy S. Judkins

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Preservice Teacher Socialization For Social Justice: Exploring Stances and Enactments of Social Justice Pedagogies, Eric R. Junco

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Midrash Therapy: A Hermeneutical inquiry, Robert T. Jury

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A New Boundary interlock Geometry Design Method For Fdm Multi-Material Part Strengthening, Shivaram Sree Venkata Shanmukha Kakaraparthi

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'Black Knight' Effect: The Role of Russia in Countering Democratization in Montenegro and Serbia, Danilo Kalezic

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Social Support Networks as Buffers against The association Between Covid-19 Related Stress and Depression: a Latent Profile, Three-Way Interaction approach, Kathleen Kelly

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The Role of Childhood Abuse in Subsequent Event-Level Risky Sexual Behavior and Substance Use, Megan C. Kennedy

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Microbial Community and Soil Responses to Land Management Practices in Remnant and Restored Tallgrass Prairies, Desirae Marie Klimek

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Longitudinal associations Between Parenting Stress, Adolescent Temperament, and Externalizing Behaviors, Kristina Kochanova

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Impact of Prairie Restoration on Geochemistry and Microbial Communities in Groundwater, Kayla Koenig

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Temperature analysis of a square lid-driven cavity with particle suspensions, Justin Kortge

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Promoting Personal and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, Karisa L. Kuipers

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Coming off Mute: A Case Study of Elementary Students' Perceptions of Remote Learning During the Height of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Karen L. Ladendorf

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Parental Smartphone Use and Parent-Child interactions During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Giana G. Lagioia

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Value and Impact of Nurse innovators Working in Academic, industry, and Government Settings: A Qualitative Study, Olivia A. Lemberger

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Sexual Satisfaction and Dysfunction in Female Survivors of Sexual Violence: The Moderating Effect of Sexual Motivations, Kyla A. Leonard

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Heathen Husband: The Corrupting Patriarchal Hierarchy in Shakespeare’s Othello and Its Absence in Cinthio’s Gli Hecatommithi, Heavyn Renee Lester

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The Effect of Fatigue on Lower Extremity Electromyography During Clean Performance in Elite Female Weightlifters, John A. Littner

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Fundamental Study of Dopant Effect and toxicity in Perovskite Materials, Xun Li

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Changing The Narrative of Disengagement: Exploring Academic Identity Formation For Non-Ethno-European Students, Luis E. Lopez

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An Examination of Observed Maternal Social Coaching Strategies and Early Adolescents' Social Adjustment, Natalie Low

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Counterexample to Eremenko's Conjecture, Paradise Low

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Building an Imperial World: Ideologies of Imperialism and the Tariff Reform Movement in Britain, 1900-1914, Kevin Jennings Luginbill

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Bowling online: introduction to Social Worlds in Second Life, Hope Mac Donald

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The Moderating Effects of Disability on The Relationship Between Job Embeddedness and Turnover intention Among Veterans, Beverly Maier

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Touchpoints: How Faculty and Advising Understand and Colloborate on Guided Pathways Reforms to influence and Support Major Choice in a Community College, Bryant Bates Manning

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Administrator Impact: A Survey of The Relationship Between Self-Efficacy, Mckinney-Vento Legal Literacy, and Program Effectiveness in Ensuring The Educational Stability of Homeless Youth., Anthony J. Marinello

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Not A Good Fit For The Job: An intersectional Study of Occupational Stereotypes in The Field of Technology, Jesus Jose Martinez

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Assessment of Adolescent Anxiety, Anna E. Martinez-Snyder

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A Quantitative Analysis of Factors Contributing to Adult Education Students’ Transition to Credit Courses, Heather Martin

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Comparison of topsoil Moisture in E3SM Model Simulations and in-situ Observations Over Illinois, Jacinda Lee Mayer

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Integrating Experimental Parameter Space for Granular Flow within Polygon Tumblers, Michaela Mcmahon

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“it Takes A Village”: Student Mothers’ Experiences with Barriers and Support While Navigating Community College, Jeanine Mcmillen

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Writing in Film Studies: Poetics and Pedagogy, Bryan Mead

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Locus of Control, Burnout, and Work Engagement among K-12 Teachers During COVID-19 Remote Learning, Kellie Menter