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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Synthesis, Structures, Optical and Electronic Properties of Functional inorganic and Hybrid Materials, Sura Menda Ginting

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Social Change Leadership Development associated with Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLO): Determining How The Divine Nine BGLOs Develop Social Change Leaders, Jason Reco Goode

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Strengthening Sideline Decisions About Concussions in Youth Sports (strides): A Mixed Methods Approach, Ann Guernon

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Hearing Their Voices: The Educational Experiences and Journey of Latina Doctoral Graduates, Mary Ann Guillen

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The influence of The Type of Supernatural and Paranormal Media on The Belief in The Various Forms of Supernatural and Paranormal Phenomena, Mellissa Halsey

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Kishwaukee College Alumni: Donating Behavior to Their Alma Mater, Kayte Marie Hamel

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on The Self-Force Problem of Point-Like Charged Particles in Classical Electrodynamics, Kevin J. Hamilton

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On the self-force problem of point-like charged particles in classical electrodynamics, Kevin J. Hamilton

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in the know or out of the loop: examining the impact of (not) knowing high potential designation, Elizabeth A. Hanrahan

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The Effect of Tax Policy on Firm Behavior and Executive Pay Components, Sheikh Touhidul Haque

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Bayesian Approach to Finding The Most Likely Circuit Structure, Shannon Harms

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Providing Better Choices: An Exploration of Solutions in Multi-Objective Optimization and Game Theory Using Variational Analysis, Glenn Matthew Harris

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The Score of a Lifetime: Women's Amateur League Basketball Players, Arissa I. Harrison

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Experimental and Computational Characterization of Sodium Nitrate @ Silica Nano Capsules For Thermal Energy Storage Applications, Wataru Hashimoto

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Projective Splitting Methods For Maximal Monotone Mappings in Hilbert Spaces, Oday Hazaimah

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Transportation Analysis and Related Design Optimization of The Fermilab High-Beta 650 Mhz Cryomodule, Josh F. Helsper

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Temporal Contiguity and Verbal Redundancy in online instruction: Examining Boundary Conditions for Multimedia Learning, Hal Hinderliter

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Feminism and Message Alignment within Girl Scout Camps, Emily Susan Hinrichsen

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What Is Literature? An investigation of Definitions, Symptoms, and Routes toward Literariness in English, Maxwell Robert Hoover

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Liberalism and the Problem of Compassion in Rousseau, Smith, and Tocqueville, Lewis Hoss

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Open Doors and Closed Communities: Creating Community Colleges in White Flight towns, Kristy Wittman Howell

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How Secondary English Language Arts Teachers Determine, Select, and Plan Using Complex Text, April Hughes

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Perceived Dissimilarity and Meeting interpersonal Engagement: A within-Person investigation, Ruth Aniekan Imose

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investigation of The Impact of Liquid Cooling on The integrity of Three-Dimensional integrated Circuits (3D-ICs), A K M Toufiqul Islam

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Adaptive Vehicle Routing under Dynamic Uncertain Network Conditions, Upala Junaida Islam

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Free Ain’t Really Free: A Critical Ethnographical Exploration of The Experiences of Queer People of Color in Postsecondary Education, Antoinette Ebony Jones

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S.I.S. (suffering in Silence): The influence of Educational attainment on Black Women’s Health, Quiana Chakeena Jones

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Laminate-Like Behavior of An Additively Manufactured Polymer with Underlying Bioinspired Architecture, Flavio Jonuzaj

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Evaluation of The Coordinated Approach to Child Health (catch) Program in Third Through Fifth Graders in Northern Illinois, Paulina Karecka

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Depression and Anxiety in A Female Adolescent Population with Sources of Social Support Latent Profiles, Kathleen Kelly

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Relative Deprivation and Xenophobia: Patterns of Anti-Vietnamese Radicalism among Cambodia's Opposition Parties from 1993 - Present, Ratanak Khun

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Filming Reconciliation: indigenous Screen Cultures in An Age of Redress, Kyle L. Killebrew

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Issues of Modernity in Russian and U.S. Southern Discourse: Literary and Cinematic Crosscurrents, Zachary John Killebrew

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Remodeled Classrooms: Experiential Learning and Its Impact, Mindy Kinnaman

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integrating Quality Improvement Concepts into Nursing Curriculum: Perspectives of associate Degree Nurse Faculty, Debbie Krachtus

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The Process of Therapeutic Change in The attention Training Technique, Benjamin J. Laman-Maharg

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Untwining Threads: Second Wave Hmong Parents’ Conceptualizations of Ways to Support Their Adolescent Children’s Education, Mao Sea Lee

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Feelings of incompleteness as Linking Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Examination Using a Computerized Approach-Avoidance Task, Sarah R. Lee

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Modern Mandala: A Transnational History of Southeast asians from Burma, Malaya, and Thailand, 1950-1970., Joann Losavio

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An Examination of Quantity and Quality of Maternal Consulting Predicting Adolescents' Socio-Emotional Outcomes, Natalie Low

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Copper and Gold in Vapors and Liquids as a Function of HCl at 700°C AND 100 MPa, Corrie A. Lucchesi

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Structure, evolution, and mesoscopic deformation patterns near the tourmaline Hill salt sheet, Umberatana Station, South Australia, Lillian Ruth Lueck

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A Computational Study of Binary Linear and Quadratic Programming and Solvers, William Cody Mackelfresh

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An Examination of Reassurance-Seeking in Relation to Scrupulosity and Contamination Concerns, Katie H. Mangen

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Implementation of a 2D Bond Based Peridynamic Fatigue Model in FEM, Kyle Mansfield

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Case Study: Examining Perceptions of Students with Low Vision in online Courses, Asma Fuad Marghalani

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Development of an Electron-Beam Halo Diagnostics, Christopher James Marshall

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Gender Differences in The Experience of Power and The Underlying Mechanism of Status, Jasmin Martinez

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Transitional Math in Illinois: A Quantitative Study on Eligible and Enrolled Students, Whitney Lynn Martino

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Estimating Paleotemperatures in the Amundsen Sea for the Last 620,000 Years Through Diatom Morphometrics (IODP Expedition 379), Joseph Robert Mastro

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Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia, Behavioral inhibition/Activation, and Behavioral Response to a Distressed infant Simulator in Emerging Adults, Erin R. Mckay

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Association of Various Physiological and Fitness Markers to Body Fat Percentage in Physically inactive Adults, Anthony Mckee

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The Impact of attributional Style on Adolescent Stress and Mental Health: Exploring Domain-Specific Stressors, Lauren Therese Mcneela

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Women Obtaining the Superintendency: An Examination of internal and External Barriers That influence a Woman's Career Trajectory, Jodi J. Megerle

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Examination of Practices Used By AP Computer Science Teachers with Higher Than Average Female Enrollment, Derek J. Miller

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Virtual Faces in Virtual Spaces: Generating Social Capital in an online World, Raymond James Miran

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On Systematics and their Mitigation in MAGIS-100 atomic interferometer Experiment to Explore the Dark Sector and Early Universe, Jeremiah Thomas Mitchell

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Partial Shading in Photovoltaic Cells Using Fuzzy Logic Tuned Particle Swarm Optimization Method of Maximum Power Point Tracking Control, Nauman Moiz Mohammed Abdul

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“i Never Shared My Opinion Again”: Political Communication Apprehension and Conservative College Students, Megan Elise Montgomery

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Radiation Actions and Dimensions of Radiation Safety Among U.s. Radiologic Technologists, Quentin T. Moore

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Single-Domain Vhh Antibodies as Protein Stabilization Modules, Nourhan Mohamed Disouky Mostafa

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Characterization of The Putative Polysaccharide Synthase cpsA and Its Effects on The Virulence of The Human Pathogen aspergillus Fumigatus, Binita Nepal

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Phenomenological Exploration of School Social Workers' Perceptions of Grade Retention, Veda Newman

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Dispelling The Mirage of C4-Driven Drought tolerance in Poaceae: A Phylogenomic Study, Matthew P. Nissenbaum

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Investigating the behavioral effects of juvenile stress in the prairie vole model, Marigny C. Normann

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Bioinformatic Anlayses of Identified But Uncultivated Microbial Dark Matter Organisms Using Archival Single Amplified Genomes (sags), Daniel Adam Nuccio

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Rational Design of Memory-Based Sensors: The Case of Molecular Calorimeters, Obianuju Augusta Nwokolo

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Why Some Authoritarian Regimes Do Not Just Win Elections But Win Big: Lessons from Cambodia and Malaysia, Limeng Ong

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A bioinformatic approach to exploring land plant evolution, Lauren Margaret Orton

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The Role of Medial Septum Cholinergic Function in Processing Self-Movement Cues to Maintain Spatial Orientation, Jenna Rae Osterlund

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Body Wave Analysis For Low-Angle Thrust Quakes on Titan: Implications For Dragonfly, John William Owens

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Links Between Parenting Behaviors and Anxiety Among Early Adolescents, Jacqueline Marie Pabis

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An online Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindful Parenting Among Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emily Elizabeth Padgett

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Faculty Supporting Community College Students' Academic Success, Personal Development and Social Adjustment: Perspectives of First-Generation African American Men Students, Natalie Renee Page

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Assessing The Impact of Mother’s Perception of Support on Breastfeeding intensity Through Six Months, Kathryn Doyle Palomares

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Speculative Satire in Twentieth-Century Utopia and Dystopia, Benjamin Craig Parker

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A Multi-Constraint Predictive Control System with Auxiliary Emergency Controllerfor Autonomous Vehicles, Farhad Partovi Ebrahimpour

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Molecular Dynamic Simulations of Mechanical Properties in Nb-Nbc Core-Shell Nanowires and Nodes, Austin Pauga

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Often overlooked, but not forgotten: The influence of demographic measure constraints on participant affect, attitudes, behavior, and response codability, Joy S. Pawirosetiko

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Categorization of Orthologous Gene Clusters in 92 ascomycota Genomes Reveals Functions Important For Fungal Phytopathogenicity, Daniel Curtis Peterson

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Exploring The Cultural and Structural Barriers Justice-involved individuals of Color Encounter in Urban Community Colleges, Eddie J. Phillips, Jr.

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College Student Confidence in Career Readiness Competencies, April Pickett

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College Leadership Opportunities' Impact on Life During and After College, Mark Anthony Pietrowski Jr.

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The Second Prong of The Tinker Test: A Constitutional Right to Not Be offended?, Jonathan Pilkington

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Wellness and Self-Care of Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Students, Andrew Michael Plath

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Principals’ Legal Literacy About Tenured-Teacher Evaluation in Illinois, Elizabeth Pohlmann

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Improving The Efficiency of Planar Goubau Line and Goubau-Line-Based Endfire Antenna, Sreelakshmi Radhakrishnan

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Apanola atolan Pah Mollo at the Margin: Power, Development, and NGO-state Relationship in West Timor, indonesia, Yuda Rasyadian

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Southern Electoral Strategy: The Strategic integration of Religious Values into The Republican Party Platform, Levi Walker Rattliff

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I Belong at Harper College: A Qualitative Case Study on Fostering Community College Students’ Sense of Belonging Through A First-Year Seminar Course, Emily Reabe

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Professional Development of in-Service Teachers Utilizing Mobile Technology in Classrooms: A Qualitative Case Study, Ryan Christopher Read

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Sleep, Experiential Avoidance, and Mental Health Symptoms, Anthony Reffi

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Construction of Confidence intervals for Parameter Estimates of t-Distribution, Margaret Remus

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Bully Participant Role Behavior and Social Support From Teachers and Classmates: A Longitudinal Conditional Process Analysis, Logan Riffle

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Excess Credit Accumulation Impact on Degree attainment for Community College Students, Stacy Riley

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“The Cause, It Just Comes First”: tori Amos and Third-Wave Feminism, Amanda S. Roberts

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The Relationship Between Emotional Symptoms and Bully Role Behavior Engagement Among Boys with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Typically Developing Peers, Dashae Rodriguez-Harris

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The Golden Gates of Childhood: Romantic influences on Childhood Perspective in George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss and Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist, Tara Rosenzweig

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Maternal Parenting Behavior, Socioeconomic Risk, and toddler Effortful Control: The Mediating Role of infant attention, Leanna D. Rosinski

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The Relationship of the First-year Seminar Course and Degree Completion at Kishwaukee College, Michelle Rothmeyer