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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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A New Frontier: The Transformative Essence of F-1 international Students at Suburban Community Colleges in The American Midwest, Gregory Michael Gordon

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Characterization of Potential Anti-infective Agents By Targeting Burkholderia pseudomallei and Escherichia coli IspF, Dakota Lane Grote

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Seismic Imaging of The Lithospheric Structure Beneath The Upper Midwestern United States, Anthony Guajardo

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Knowledge to Support Reading and Writing Among Teachers of Students Who Are Blind Or Visually Impaired, Nosheen Gul

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Development of Adolescent Romantic Competencies: interaction of Parental Management, Adolescent Perceptions of Marriage, and attachment, Lauren Elizabeth Hauck

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What Does The Staff Say?: Front-Line Staff Perceptions of Their Role in Student Success, Lee A. Helbert

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Inulin-Containing Fructo-Oligosaccharides and Anxiety Scores in College Students, Spencer Herkes

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Strategic Misrepresentation or Something More Sinister? Deception in George W. Bush's War Rhetoric on Iraq, Cassandra D. Hightower

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Using Logistic Regression to Examine The Relationship Between Early Alert Systems and Success in Mathematics, Jennifer-Anne Tekawitha Hill

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The Balance of online Learning: A Qualitative Case Study Exploring online Students’ Decision Making and Experiences, Jessica Ashley Hill-Jones

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Fly on The Wall: Comparing Arthropod Communities Between Islands with and without House Mice (mus Musculus), Wieteke A. Holthuijzen

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Microfluidics Design Considering Hyperuniformity and Cell Transport in Flow For Improved Circulating Tumor Cell Capture Efficiency, Michael Clarence Hood

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Regaining inbox Control: information and Communication Technology (ICT) Demands, Work Rumination, and Well-Being, Xinyu Hu

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Traffic Fatality Rate Prediction Based on Deep Neural Network and Bayesian Neural Network, Yiqun Hu

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A Time Series Analysis Approach to Forecasting COVID-19 Cases and Deaths: An Analysis of COVID-19 Data in Colombia, Andrea Jackson-Sagredo

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Hydrocarbons in the Niobrara Formation, Powder River Basin, northeast Wyoming, from geophysical well logs, Jennifer Shilo James

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Herlands: Imperial Feminisms from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Wonder Woman, Anna Jankovsky

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Undocumented Community College Students: The Impact of Strategic Enrollment Management Frontline Staff in Level of Undocufriendliness, Melisa Erica Jimenez

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Geometric Properties of Representation Varieties For An Elementary Abelian Group of Rank 2 in Positive Characteristic, Eric Johnson

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Stability of Emotion Regulation Behaviors between infancy and toddlerhood: Bidirectional Effects of Overcontrolling Parenting, Meghan Justina Kanya

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The Making of Monsters: Creativity and Morality in Gothic Novels Frankenstein and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Elisa Klaassen

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Coaxially Electrospun fibrous Polymer Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration and Drug Delivery, Matthew Michael Kleszynski

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The Effect of Digital Game-Based Learning on Students' Motivation in Math Classes, Rania Abdulkareem Kokandy

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Legal Literacy: A Survey of Research, Legal Content within Educator Preparation Programs and Improvement Through The Development of Professional Learning, Susan A. Kondrat

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The Role of Memory-Based Processing and Coherence Building in Retrieval interference, Ryan D. Kopatich

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It's More Than What You Know: Conceptual Understanding and Spatial Skill Impact Student Sequence Stratigraphic interpretation Skill, Bailey Zo Kreager

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A Dynamic Active Noise Control System for Live Music attenuation, Elliot James Krueger

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Human-aware information-theoretic control of robotic swarms, Rafal David Krzysiak

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Understanding Teacher Legal Literacy in Pre-Service Education Programs and How to Improve Teacher Legal Literacy Through Self-Efficacy Professional Development, Peter T. Kupfer

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Examining Mental Health and Resiliency Factors of Gifted and Talented Students Participating in An Accelerative, Residential Program, Kevin Kusy

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Closing The Opportunity Gap in The Advanced Placement Program, Julie H. Lam

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Oh, You're the one That's Keeping Us Open: Senior Student Affairs officers' Crisis Leadership and Decision Making in Response to COVID-19, Michael R. Lango

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Sociodemographic factors influencing choice of career training program: An analysis of Washington State technical colleges, Scott J. Latiolais

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An investigation into The Legal Literacy of Educators: A Professional Development Approach, Ariana L. Leonard

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Spectral Analysis of Cyclotron Radiation for Electron Beam Diagnostics, Brendan Leung

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Log Analysis and Visualization of HPC Application Performance Data, Ryan David Lewis

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Rebuild The Niu Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar Apparatus For High Strain Rate Tensile Test, Dian Li

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Alteration Reactions in a Hornblende-biotite-anthophyllite-fluid System: Implications for Cu-au Ore Deposits, James Mitchell Lightner

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Margins of The City: Urban Masculinity and Identity Politics in British Social-Realist Queer Cinema, Yi Li

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Moderation as Resistance: A Study of Aggression and Response on Twitch.tv, Tab Marie London

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Physiological Stability during Oral Feeding in Preterm infants: associations with Feeding Behaviors and Cues, Cindy M. Lund

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Tensor Network Approach for Simulation of Quantum Many-Body Systems, Danylo Lykov

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Effect of Academic Advisor interventions on Course Completion After An Alert Raised By Faculty, Misty L. Lyon

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Carborane-Appended Levodopa For Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen and Boron Neutron Capture Therapy, Alejandra Macias

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Spiritual Leadership in Early intervention Practice, Jo Lynn Mccray

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Miocene-Pleistocene Diatom Oxygen Isotope and Biogenic Silica Record From IODP Site U1523, Ross Sea, Antarctica, Donald James Mclennan

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The Transcorporeal South: Bodies and Ecologies in Twentieth-Century Southern Literature, Tiffany Morgan Messick

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The Role of Affect in The Relationship Between Social Stress and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptomology, Alyssa S. Mielock

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Stability Operations in The United Nations: The Changing Norms of The Use of Force in Peacekeeping Operations, Sarwar J. Minar

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Design and Optimization of Superconducting Radio-Frequency Electron Sources, Osama Mohsen

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The Co-Requisite Model: A Quantitative Analysis of Its Relationship with Gateway English Course Success, Anita Moore-Bohannon

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The influence of resting metabolic rate and environment on tonic immobility in a parasitoid wasp (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), Ryan D. Morris

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The Use of Technology in Bilingual Elementary Settings to involve Hispanic Families, José Antonio Moya Roda

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Large-Scale Replication of Anisotropic Nanostructures For Development of Anti-Reflective Surface on Glass, Amritha Narayanan

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Reflections From Gifted Students: A Qualitative Study Examining Social-Emotional Development in Relation to Social Justice-Oriented Citizenship, Margo A. Nauert

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Left to Their Own Devices: Parents’ Mediation of Children’s Technology, Rike Neubert

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A Qualitative Evaluation of a Pre-College Summer Program: The Research Apprentice Program, Stanford B. Oglesby III

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To Note or Not to Note: Students' Conceptualizations of Note Taking During Academic Reading in a Developmental Reading Course, Margaret J. O'kerns

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Interest on Reserves in a Partial Two-Sector Banking Model, Shawn A. Osell

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Blood Flow Simulation in A Microvascular Network, Kacper Ostalowski

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The Simulation Extrapolation Method with Differential Measurement Error, Dominic Partipilo

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Longitudinal and Concurrent Contributions of Verbal and Physical Scaffolding to toddlers’ inhibitory Control, Anton Petrenko

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An investigation of Endangered and Threatened Plants Using Phylogenomics, Phylogenetic Metrics, and Geography to Prevent Species Loss, Phyllis H. Pischl

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An investigation into The Legal Literacy of Educators: A Professional Development Approach, Gina Louis Pogue Reeder

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Educators and The Law: A Survey of Research, Training Programs, and The Development of An Approach to increase Legal Literacy, Teresa K. Polson

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Superconducting Cuprates: Synthesis, Characterization and Diffuse Scattering Properties, Bisham Poudel

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Optimization of Dynamic Objective Functions Using Path integrals, Paramahansa Pramanik

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Seeds of Knowledge: integration of A Garden-Based Science Curriculum at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School, A Youth Connection Charter School, Nancy Therese Prange

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The Zorich Transform and Generalizing Koenigs Linearization Theorem to Quasiregular Maps, Jacob A. Pratscher

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“They Just Think No one Struggles Here”: A Qualitative Case Study on The Experiences of Students with Food insecurity at A Small, Liberal Arts College in The Midwestern United States, Rachel Costello Pridgen

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Why Older Adults Do Not Engage in Formal and Nonformal Educational Programs, George Psaras

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Barcode Biosensors Based on Surface Plasmon Resonance, Sneha Ramesh

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The Power of Presidential Rhetoric: The State of the Union and Legislative Productivity, Kaylar M. Recker

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The Monster as Queer Opportunity: Monstrous (Re)Construction, Embodiment, and Approbation on The Boulet Brothers' Dragula, Adam Harrison Reedy

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Steepest Descent, Elastic Energy, and Stability in infinite Dimensional Hilbert Manifolds, Scott W. Rexford

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The Student Experience with Success Coaching as a Retention initiative, Lisa Richardson

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The Gut Microbiome of Hapalemur griseus griseus, Propithecus diadema, and Propithecus coquereli: A Comparative Study Between Wild and Captive Lemur Species, Brenna Ritchie

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Simulation of Particle Transport in a Multi-component Flow with a High Viscosity Ratio Driven by Slender Structures, Michael Roeing-Donna

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Legal Literacy of Educators: The Implications and Critical Next Steps in A Litigious Society, Tricia L. Rollerson

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Developing A Standard Platform to Predict The Drag Coefficient of Irregular Shape Particles, Amin Roostaeehosseinabadi

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Cumulative Risk, Parenting, and Adolescents’ Problem Behaviors in Ghana, Braima Salaam

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Here to Stay: Understanding the Political Activism and Legal Consciousness of Undocumented Latinx Students, Ashley Arely Sanchez

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Developing a Machine Learning Framework for Upwind Surveyed Regions, Witenberg Santiago Rodrigues Souza

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Clinical Applications and Feasibility of Proton CT and Proton Radiography, Christina Marie Sarosiek

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The Chemistry of Superelectrophilic Phosphonium Ions, Nathan David Scanlon

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The Effects of Mini-Lectures on Students’ Academic Achievement in an Adaptive e-Learning Environment: A Mixed-Methods Case Study, Antonella Scarpiello

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Cue polarization and representation in mouse home-base establishment, Ericka Ann Schaeffer

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Advising Matters: An Exploration of Trio Students’ Experiences with Advising, Kari Schimmel

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The Impact of An Immersive Virtual Reality Learning Environment with Computer-Aided Design and Three-Dimensional Modeling Through Stem Middle-School Education Programming, Danielle Eve Schneider

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Investigation of A Possible Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary Layer in The Hell Creek Formation Near Ekalaka, Montana, U.S.A., Joshua Marvin Schwartz

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ASEAN's ineffective Response to The South China Sea Disputes, Rithiya Serey

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Diversity and Taxonomy of Malagasy Pygmy Hippopotamuses, Allison Shackelton

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The Characterization of The Function(s) of Crag in Basement Membrane Polarity, Hemin Pankajkumar Shah

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Bayesian Tail Probability Estimation and Model Selection, Nan Shen

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NGS RNA-Seq Reveals Bromovirus Encapsidate Native and Recombinant Viral RNAs, as Well as Cellular RNAs From The Host, Nipin Shrestha

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Development of Prototype RF Front-End Electronics For Linear Accelerator Beam Position Monitoring System, Edward Matthew Siebert

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Beam Phase Space Diagnostic Techniques Along the Fermilab Muon Campus Extraction Line, Benjamin Simons

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Ascension to The Presidency: A Narrative inquiry of African American Women, Konya Monique Sledge

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Grief Experiences of Counselors: A Photovoice Exploration and interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Paige S. Spangler

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Goal Programming Approach For Bi-Objective Optimization For A Single Batch Processing Machine, Dheeban Kumar Srinivasan Sampathi