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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Retaining Los Maestros: Exploring The Working Relationship and Role of Principal in Support of Latinx Teachers, Arturo Senteno

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Modeling The Broader Impact of Science and Health Using Social Media, Abdul Rahman Shaikh

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Comparison of Three Phase Resonant Converter topologies, Mohammed Adnan Shareef

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Studies of Vector Boson Scattering in the Semileptonic ZV Channel with The CMS Detector at √s = 13 TeV, Ramanpreet Singh

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Adverse Childhood Experiences, Depressive Symptoms, and Binge Drinking: A Mediation Analysis, Nicole June Smalley

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Perceptions of Oppression, Emancipation, Empathy, and Participation in the Workforce, Matthew Smith

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A Principal's PLC: Supporting the Development of Professional Learning Communities Through the Lens of a School Leader, Allison Beth Stein

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The association Between Maternal attachment Quality and Symptoms of Anxiety in Mexican American Adolescents, Kathryn Joy Steininger

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The Impact of Covid-19 on Gendered Parental and Household Work inequality: A Qualitative Study on The Lived Experiences of Women as Educators and Mothers During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Carly Stumphy

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Compact Wakefield Accelerator with Advanced Beam Manipulations, Wei Hou Tan

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The Efficacy and Acceptability of A Virtual Versus Hybrid Wellness Program on Health Outcomes Among Faculty and Staff at A Northeastern University During Covid-19, Elizabeth Tenison

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African American Males of Men of Vision: A Case Study of Self-Efficacy, A Sense of Belonging, and Their Perception of Community College, Jorge Theotis Tennin

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Persistence of Power and Subnational Democratic Performance: The Case of indonesia, Fnu Testriono

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Study Protocol to Analyze The Effects of Posture and Exoskeleton on Human Exposure to Hand-Transmitted Vibration, Parisa Torkinejad Ziarati

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Formal Teacher Evaluation and Self-Determination Theory: The Role of the Principal, Christine Trendel

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Cambodian Government’s Responses to The Covid-19 Pandemic: A Success Story, Sopheachanboramey Tuon

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Cuando Llega La Muerte: How Undocumented Latinx Navigate the Financial and Emotional Burdens of Death, Marilyn Valadez

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Educating The Policy-Makers: Analyzing The Effectiveness of State-Level Discipline Policy in K-12, Alexandria Valkner

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What Mother Meant: Maternal Competence, Medical Authority, and Memory in The Case of Mary Bickerdyke (1820-1910), Megan Marie Vangorder

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“Not a Typical Adjunct”: Qualitative Case Studies of Adjuncts Serving A Teacher Preparation Program, Rachel Lee Warren

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Transgenerational Effects of Chronic Preconception Stress on Developmental and Health Outcomes in Prairie Vole offspring: Potential Mediation By Parental Emotionality, Mother-Father Bond, Or Parental Care Quality, W. Tang Watanasriyakul

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Nutritional Considerations in The Care of Transgender and Gender-Diverse individuals: Exploring The Knowledge, attitudes, Beliefs, and Roles of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Nutrition Professionals, Jennifer Madeleine Waters

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Analysis of Deformation Near Salt Structures: Geomechanical Modeling and Case Studies from the Paradox Basin, Utah, and Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Mackenzie Anne Wegmann

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A Study of Mutations in SARS-CoV-2 Genomes, Michael Andrew Welford

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Is Special Education Effective? a Propensity Score Weighting analysis in Elementary School, Moira Wendel

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Comparing the effectiveness and appeal of delivering a pilot text message and an in-person Whole Body Approach (WBA) Program to Northern Illinois Food Bank clients., Ashley Rae Werner

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The Impact of Community Violence Exposure on The Health Behaviors and Health Service Utilization Among High-Risk Black Men, Paris Willis

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Administrator Knowledge of The First Amendment Rights in A School and How to Improve Legal Literacy Through Self-Efficacy, Stuart E. Wrzesinski

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Precise Phase Space Control for Future Linear Colliders, Tianzhe Xu

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Parent-Oriented Perspectives of Early Childhood Art Education: The Challenges and Strengths of Out-of-School Art Programs in Taiwan and The United States, Meng-Jung Yang

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Biomechanical Evaluation of Hand Representation for Typing In Virtual Reality, Mobasshira Zaman

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When Sanctions Can Benefit The Target: State Strategic Adjustment to Multilateral Sanctions in Russia and Beyond, Anna Marie Zapolska

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The Suburbanization of The assyrian Refugees and Migrant Families and Its Implications on The assyrian Ethnic Identity, Saidouri Zomaya

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Medical Cannabis and Counselor Education: Examining the Relationship Between Counselor Education Curriculum and the incorporation of Medical Cannabis, Anne Catherine Adrian

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Frequentist Methods in Handling Misrepresentation Risk, Rexford Mawunyegah Akakpo

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Factors influencing Faculty Members’ Behavioral intentions to Use Flipped Classrooms in Saudi Arabia at Taif University, Abier Jaber Akiry

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Electrochemical Study of the Performance of Manganese Vanadium Oxide Cathodes in Zinc Batteries, Sarat Alabidun

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Essays on U.S. Narrative Tax Changes and Volatility in Housing Market, Masud Alam

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Imu-Based Estimation of Body Posture in Commercial Fishing, Umme Kawsar Alam

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Relationship Between Student Personality Traits and Continuance intention to Use Massive Open online Courses (MOOCs), Rakez Mahmoud Al-Ararah

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Comparing Students’ Academic Achievement and attitudes in Undergraduate Flipped and Non-Flipped Classrooms: A Mixed-Methods Study, Rabab Alareifi

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An Exploration of the Technological, Technological-Pedagogical, and Technological and instructional Challenges that Saudi Faculty Face in their Transition to online Education, Mshael Aldakheel

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Examining Teachers' Use of Adaptive Diagnostic Assessment to Improve Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Dalal H. Alfageh

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Collisional Methods with Applications to Charged Particle Beams, Afnan Al Marzouk

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Collisional methods with applications to charged particle beams, Afnan Al Marzouk

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Using Community of inquiry to Examine the Effect of Station Rotation Strategy in Elementary Mathematics, Ahmad Alshahrani

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Investigating the Determinants of Mobile Computer Acceptance by Special Education Teachers, Rashed Alsulami

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Remote Sensing Applications in Population Estimation, Regression Analysis, and Urban Growth Simulation Modeling for a Middle Eastern City, Elaf Amer Alyasiri

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International Graduate Students’ interactions with their Writing Tutors and the Role of Writing Center in their Academic Experiences, Chynar Amanova

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Collective Teacher Efficacy and its Enabling Conditions: Measurement and Associations, Christine Marie Anderson

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Differential Mechanisms Linking Early Childhood Violence Exposure and Social/Environmental Deprivation to Adolescent Conduct Problems: Exploration of a Gene-By-Environment interaction, Samantha R. Awada

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Exploration of Principals’ Leadership Qualities and their associations with a School Learning Environment and School Outcomes, Gultekin John Aytekin

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How College and University Women Navigate Rape Culture and Fear of Sexual assault on Campus: A Phenomenological Study, Robert Babcock

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Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain-Transfer Emulsion Polymerization and its Application to Waterborne Coatings, Andrew Balgeman

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Cultivating a Stem investigation: Reading and Task Expectations for introductory Biology Courses, Tina M. Ballard

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The Effect of Priming Metacognition and Critical Thinking on Dispelling Psychological Misconceptions, Marissa Renee Bamberger

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Trends in Observed and Simulated Radar Reflectivity for the 21st Century, Christopher Michael Battisto

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Warm Unit Rod Movement Stand for Proton Improvement Project II, Christopher Shohei Becker

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Widening the Pathway to a Degree: The Impact of Accepting Credit for Prior Learning at a Community College, Jessica Berek

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Investigation of Spontaneously Patterned Nanoporous Organosilicate Thin Film Channels for Liquid Chromatography Applications., Ashwin Sanjay Bhaskaran

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Signal-Background Analysis for new Physics at Particle Colliders and the Criteria for its Discovery, Prudhvi Nikhil Bhattiprolu

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Dominance or Leverage? An Analysis of Female Power in Captive Varecia, Jessie E. Birckelbaw

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A "Warm" or "Cold" Early Mars: Evidence From Valley Networks, Xuezhi Cang

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"Sup Bro": Constructions and Perceptions of Masculinity and Gender Identity Among Division III Student-Athlete Men, Mark Carbonara

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Secret Literate Lives: Rural Adolescent Title I Reading Students, Zoe A. Cassady

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Marginalized Experiences Expose the Problems of Nuance-Deprived Perspectives in the Short Stories of Lourdes Ortiz, Sarah Margaret Cerovac

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Design and Characterization of Piezoelectric Actuator on Flexible Substrate for Conductive Hearing Aids, Sandhya Chapagain

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Impact of Acquiring Childhood Cooking Skills on Adults’ Dietary Behaviors, Suzanne Check

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COVID-19 Effects on instructor Behavior: Instructor Self-Efficacy and Self-Disclosures Through Communication Privacy Management Theory, Rebekah Melanie Chiasson

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Lived Experiences of Counselor Educators During their Supervisory Relationship with International Counselors in Training, Vera Lucia Chimbanda

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Correctional Education as Therapeutic Change: Exploring the Use of Animal-assisted Therapy Programs with Incarcerated Women, Terrie Ciez

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A Quantitative Study of Community College Student Re-Enrollment Choices and Outcomes After a D/F/W in an Online Class, Patricia Lee Clark

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Their Lessons: inspiring Stories of Ten Retired African American Volunteers Serving the Augusta, Georgia, Community, Gwendolyn Bentley Clayborne

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The Political Utility of Poetry in Aristotle’s Thought, Stephen Eugene Clouse

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Enrolling and Matriculatiing Adult Learners at A Public Community College in Illinois, Christina J. Coclanis-Loding

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Diatoms and their Response to Tectonic Gateway Changes: Case Studies from Southern Hemisphere Sites, Jason James Coenen

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Bidirectional associations Between Parenting Practices and Child Conduct Problems: The Moderating Role of Callous-Unemotional Behavior, Elizabeth R. Corning

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Imprecise Words: A Critical Discourse Analysis of institutional Statements Addressing Anti-Black Racism in 2020, Shedrick Wayne Daniels III

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Robust Determinants of Happiness: High-Dimensional Bayesian Treatment of Model Uncertainty, Milivoje Davidovic

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Three Essays in Applied Econometrics, Milivoje Davidovic

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Modeling Study of Electrocoagulation System For Treating Wastewater, Swachwa Dey

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Baby Boomer Female Identity in the Literature of White Women Writers, Ashley Diedrich

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Avoiding "Oh my God" Experiences: How White Female Developmental Literacy instructors (Dis)Engage Race in their instructional Decision Making, Alison Michelle Douglas

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Black Women and Identity Development: Educational Experiences of Black Women and Their Motivation to Persist, Anne Marie Edwards

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Pumping Fees and Spillovers in The Groundwater Commons: An Evaluation of A Conservation Tool and Irrigator Competitive Behavior, Godwin Kwabla Ekpe

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The Relevance of Credit Risk in the determination of Commercial Banks’ Profitability: Evidence From Ghana, Godwin Kwabla Ekpe

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Does Electoral Or Institutional Climate Affect the Success of Minority Politicians?, Kendra N. Escudero

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Application of Data and Geospatial Analysis in Energy and Health Systems, Ali Faghani

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Improvisation-Based Curriculum For Nutrition and Dietetics Undergraduate Students: An Examination in Alternative Education Methods, Megan Farris

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Photoinjector Generation of High-Charge Magnetized Beams for Electron-Cooling Applications, Aaron Thomas Fetterman

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Coparenting Among Families of Treatment-Seeking Adolescents: associations with Coping Behaviors and Psychological Adjustment, Andrew Joseph Flannery

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Special Education Administrators' Understanding and influences on Least Restrictive Environment within The Seventh Circuit Court System, Tiffany Amber Frey

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Thermal/structural Analysis of The Axion Quantum Metrology Cavity and Its Components, Tyler Funk

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Disability Identity Development in People with Congenital Blindness: An Evaluative Analysis of Gill's Model, Lisa Gagliano

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Exploring Superivsion, Efficacy Beliefs, and The Supervisory Working Alliance When Counselors-in-Training Work with Lgbtgeqiap+ Clients, Sandra Gene Gavin

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Virtual Group Advising: Engaging in Alternative Advising Strategies to Support Students Amid A Global Pandemic, Bethany Geiseman

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A GLM approach to decomposing wage differential: Evidence from the PSID., Kassahun Mamo Geleta

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Chemical Niche Divergence in Sympatric Lemurs: Understanding Species' Food Selection, Chloe Nicole Marie Gherardi

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A Select Group: When Do Parties in Consensual Democracies Expand Their Leadership Selectorates?, James Godowic

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Particle Swarm Optimization and Ant Colony Optimization For Bi-Objective Optimization For A Single Batch Processing Machine, Sajith Gopinathan