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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Bridging Policy and Education: How Elementary Students Are Impacted by Reform Efforts, Kristen E. Bunn

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Short-Term Failure Analysis of Aluminum Conducting Composite Core Transmission Lines, Brian Burks

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Hilltop Archaeology: Ceremony and Ritual at the Site of Cerro Santa Rita, Chao Valley, Peru, Richard A. Busch

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Extraordinary Leaders for Unordinary Times: A Grounded Theory Study, Doris E. Candelarie

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Self-Advocacy Experiences of College Students with Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Jennifer Cano-Smith

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Woman Has Two Faces: Re-Examining Eve and Lilith in Jewish Feminist Thought, Diana Carvalho

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Effects of Participation in Inquiry Science Workshops and Follow-Up Activities on Middle School Science Teachers' Content Knowledge, Teacher-Held Misconceptions, and Classroom Practices, Linda F. Cepeda

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The Longitudinal Factor Structure of Parent Involvement and Its Impact on Academic Achievement: Findings from the ECLS-K Dataset, Hui-Fang Chen

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Structure-Function Analysis of Endoproteolytic Cleavage: Site-Directed Mutagenesis Studies of the α-MSH Cleavage Site in Silurana tropicalis POMC, Quinn Kun Chen

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Trajectory of Quality of Life in Advanced Parkinson's Patients Receiving Bilateral Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation, Karl S. Chiang

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A Phenomenological Study of Balanced Leadership, Ann K. Christy

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Revictimization: A Multi-Method Approach to Understanding Risk Detection, Ann Chu

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A Longitudinal Study of Fetal Tissue Transplantation Surgery: The Effects on Quality of Life and Personality for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease, Cynthia C. Cole

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Analysis and Treatment of Emerging Polar Contaminants, Daniel E. Connors

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Sibling Relationships During the Young Adult Years: An Analysis of Closeness, Relational Satisfaction, Everyday Talk, and Turning Points, Jennifer Kellie Corti

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Exploring the First Year of Teaching Through Focus Group Discussions, Ethno-Mimesis, A/r/tography, and Performance Ethnography, Marilyn F. Cullen-Reavill

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Permutation Patterns, Reduced Decompositions with Few Repetitions and the Bruhat Order, Daniel Alan Daly

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From Dependence to Global Integration for Development: A Case Study of Vietnam—from 1975 to Present, Phong Thanh Dang

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A Sense of Trust Through the Eyes of African American Doctoral Students: An Examination of How a Predominantly White Institution of Higher Education Can Create an Environment of Inclusiveness, Zelda M. DeBoyes

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Iraq: The Way Forward—a Political Strategy to Win & End the War in Iraq, Krikor P. Mosses Derhagopian

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Homeland Security and Terrorism in Selected European States, Eric M. Deutcher

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(De)Composing a Garden for Children's Play, Debra Jean Deverell

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Peer Victimization, Student Engagement, and School Attendance: Structural Equation Models, Jason Benjamin Dunkle

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Perceptions of Race and Academic Success in an Affluent Suburban Middle School, Robyn Ashley Duran

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One of Us: Joseph Conrad's Under Western Eyes and A Personal Record, Torgeir Ehler

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An Examination of Love and Marital Satisfaction in Long-Term Marriages, Rebeca Isabel Estrada

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Routing in the Dark: Pitch Black, Nathan S. Evans

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Indigenous Sovereignty in State-Native Conflicts: A Comparative Study of Process and Outcomes, Christina Farnsworth

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Transformation of Rebel Movements into Political Parties in Transitions from Civil Conflict: A Study of Rebels' Decision-Making amid Violence in El Salvador and Zimbabwe, Devin M. Finn

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Gaming the Network Poetic: Networking and Code in Art Games, Joshua A. Fishburn

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A Case Study of Culturally Responsive Teaching in Middle School Mathematics, Rosanne Fulton

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Heterogeneous Drive Mechanisms for Novel Locomotion in Rough Terrain, Roy Godzdanker

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Weathering the Storm: Climate Change, Vulnerability, and Adaptation in Bangladesh, Justin Guay

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What Matters Most? Measuring Service Quality to Improve Schools, Shannon L. Hagerman

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The Evolution of Small Business Reform in Russia, Megan Hanna

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Flaming Red Wig, Carla Christina Howl

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Uncertain Identity: Medical Practitioners in Doctor Thorne and Middlemarch, Denis Illige-Saucier

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Assessing Crosstalk Between Calcium and cAMP in Pancreatic Alpha Cells, Julianne Michelle Imseis

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Maintaining Adult Student-Parent Distal Relationships: An Explorartion of Mediated Communication Among Thai Students in the U.S., Thammaphong Isarabhakdi

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The Spectacle of Neoclassical Economics: The Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development Project and Exploitation in the Niger Delta and the Chad Basin, Nicholas A. Jackson

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Virgil Ortiz: American Indian Artist, Representational Trickster, and Identity Shapeshifter, Noell Ross Jackson

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A Critique of Neoclassical Theory of Health Care Consumption, Xiao Jiang

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Political Islam in Jordan and Morocco: Changing Tides?, Andrew Johnson

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Communicating Queer Identities Through Personal Narrative and Intersectional Reflexivity, Richard G. Jones, Jr.

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Fabrication of Silicon Photovoltaic Micro-Particles for Low-Cost Solar Energy Generation, Siddhartha Kala

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Development of Test of Academic Readiness, Tanachit Kasintorn

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A Computer Science Approach to Identify and Classify Hyperactivated Spermatozoa, Norbert Kaula

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Poetry from the Glass Closet: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Pk-12 Educators as They Manage Their Sexual Orientation Identity Within a Teaching Role, Megan Suzanne Kennedy

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Exploring the Views of Rural Colorado High School Students About College, Kathleen McMahon Klug

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The Burden of Fetching Water: Using Caloric Expenditure as an Indicator of Access to Safe Drinking Water—a Case Study from Xieng Khouang Province, Lao PDR, Jeff La Frenierre

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Examination of Universal Screening in Response to Intervention at the Secondary Level, Debra Allison Layland

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Alpha-MSH Regulated Cell Signaling in Pancreatic Alpha Cells, Liang Liang

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Concurrent Validity of the Transdisciplinary Play Based Assessment-2, Keri E. Linas

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Banach Spaces on Infinitely Branching Trees, Annette B. Locke

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Using Ground-Penetrating Radar to Study the Bluff Great House: History and Regional Interactions from A.D. 200 to 1300, Sarah M. Lowry

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Creating an Indian Space in the City: Development, Maintenance, and Evolution of Cultural Identity and Cultural Connectedness Among Multiple Generations of Urban American Indians, Nancy Marie Lucero

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Chinese Democracy: How Elite Thinking on China's Development and Change Influences Chinese Practice of Democracy (1839–the Current Time), Rey-ching Lu

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The Digitally Born Identity: The Influence of Social Networking Sites on Teen Identity, Alexis Lynn

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Marginality and Coping: A Communal Contextual Narrative Approach to Pastoral Care with Korean American Christians, Jaesang Lyu

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English Teachers and English Language Learners in Middle School Classrooms: Perspectives and Practices, Elmer Celso Manzanares

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Comparative Study of Transition to Democracy in Portugal and Iran, Loosineh Markarian Senagani

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The Humiliation Experience: Causes, Emotional Correlates, and Behavioral Consequences, Kendall Elyse McCarley

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The Evolution of Opioid/Orphanin Receptors in Chordates, Jazalle DeShaun McClendon

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Relational Financial Satisfaction of Cohabiting Couples, Christine C. McDunn

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Gene x Environment Interactions in Developmental Dyslexia, Lauren M. McGrath

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Becoming Good Europeans? Globality, the EU and the Potential to Realize Nietzsche's Idea of Europe, Michael J. McNeal

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A Grounded Theory Study of Grief in the Lives of Lesbians Age 60 and Older: Implications for Practice and Societal Change, Ginger Charlyne Meyette

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A Model for Electrical Communication Between Cochlear Implants and the Brain, Douglas A. Miller

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The Child Protection Juvenile Court Process from a Communication Perspective: A Glimpse Behind the Veil of Objectivity Reveals That Race Matters, Debra Ann Mixon Mitchell

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Why Two Swords Were Enough: Israelite Tradition History Behind Luke 22:35-38, Kevin Lee Moore

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Multicultural Events Within Group Supervision: Minority Experiences and Supervision Satisfaction, Jacqueline Renee Moreno

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Carpas, Cuentos, and Corridos: Chicano Arts and Community Building, Tanya Marina Mote

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From 'Black-Eyed Girls' to the MMU (Mujeres Methotistas Unidas): Race, Religion and Gender in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Adriana Pilar Nieto

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Chinese Eyes on the Prize: Strategic Partnerships and Changing Priorities, Elizabeth O'Grady

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Quantifying Soil and Groundwater Chemistry in Areas Invaded by Tamarix spp. Along the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico, Michelle Kelly Ohrtman

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Religio-Political Groups and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, Catherine Ruth Orsborn

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A Critical Realist Exploration of the Relationship Between Personal and Professional Value Systems in Social Workers and the Impact on Motivations for Participation in a Social Work Community of Practice, Philip Jonathan Osteen

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Soil Amino Acids at Upper Tree Line, Montane and Lower Tree Line, Kelly C. Owens

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Disruptive Technologies in Systems of Care: An Exploratory Study of Social Work with Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities, Rebecca Lynn Paskind

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Between Law and Justice: Kant, Derrida, and Religious Violence, Evgeni V. Pavlov

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Imagination, Religious Practice, and World Transformations: Sophia, Heidegger, and Jacob Bohme's The Way to Christ, Mark Allen Peckler

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Common Strategies Used by Kindergarten Teachers to Instruct Reading to English-as-a-Second-Language Students, Emma Kaye Penn

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The Spirit of Stuff: What I Learned When I Sold (Almost) Everything, Rachel Tamsen Perry Schrank

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An Exploration of Identification of Leadership for Gifted Students, Christine Estelle Phillips

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The Relationship Between Femininity Ideology and Overt and Relational Aggression and Peer Victimization Among Girls, Anne Powell

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Humiliation and Its Relationship to Embarrassment and Shame, Danielle Jean Pulham

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Understanding Masculinity: The Role of Father-Son Interaction, Clyde J. Remmo

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Fuzzy Optimal Swarm of Autonomous Aircrafts for Target Determination and Convergence Control System, Zach D. Richards

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An Historical Inquiry into Thomas Jefferson's Influence on the American Educational System, Tory Lynn Richey

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Perceived Closeness to the Deceased and Its Predictive Effect on the Development of Prolonged Grief Disorder and Suicidality Among Bereaved College Students, Jeffrey Alan Rings

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Still Standing, Wendy Joy Rosoff

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Representational Subversions and the Limits of Postcoloniality: Shahzia Sikander's Strategic Contemporaneity, Linda Eilene Sanchez

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Job Satisfaction Determinants of Certificated Staff in the XYZ School District, Grant Edward Schmidt

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A Vocation as Politics: Work and Popular Theology in a Consumer Culture, Jeffrey E. Scholes

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The Ties That Bind: An Examination of Outgroup Relationships as a Deviant Behavior, Carrie L. Shamos

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Jean Toomer and Carl Van Vechten: Identity, Exploitation, and the Harlem Renaissance, Phil Shaw

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Analyzing the Factors Behind Crude Oil Price Increases from 2002–2007 and the Implications for the Oil Industry: A Non-Technical Assessment, Brian Patrick Shepherd

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Reducing Disparities in the Adult Criminal Justice System: Creating a Model for Denver County, Shelley Siman

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Remembering Liberal Feminism in Radical Ways: Locating Conservative Strategies in the Narratives of Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers, Tammy Bruce, and Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Jenni Marie Simon

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Struggling, Coping, and Thriving: Sense-Making in Stepfamily Couples' Narratives About Coparenting, Andrea L. Smtih Sisk