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Dissertations from 2021

Examining the Barriers and Facilitators of Breastfeeding Duration Among Active-Duty Military Mothers, Andrea Lynn Farwell

Anthropogenic disturbance modulates mammal community diversity, assembly, & abundance: Emerging infectious disease risk in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Leticia Andrea Gutiérrez Jiménez

Endogenous Small Interfering RNA: Insights into esiRNA biogenesis and their precursors, Andrew White Harrington

Synthetic Ion Channels: A New Class of Membrane Disruptor and Efflux Pump Inhibitor for the Recovery of Antibiotic Potency, Mohit Bharatkumar Patel

Dissertations from 2020

Fast and Sensitive Genome-Hashing Software and its Application in Using NGS as a Detection Agent for Bacterial Presence in Oral Metagenomic Samples - August, 2015, Paul Michael Gontarz

Dissertations from 2019

Quantitative Measurement of Reciprocal Social Behavior among Toddlers Aged 18 to 24, Rebecca Sarah Light-Pearlman

An Empirical Investigation of Factors Influencing IT Professionals’ Knowledge Sharing Behavior in Organizations, Prasad Shambulinga Rudramuniyaiah

Mechanisms of Condition-Specific Regulation of mRNA Stability by Puf Proteins: From Yeast to Humans, Joseph Russo

The Role of Violence within and across Self-identified Gang Youth, J. Michael Vecchio

Dissertations from 2018

Elucidating the Factors that Modulate the Distribution of Avian Haemosporida Parasites across a Community of Hosts, Matthew Christopher Ikaika Medeiros

Elucidation of the role of auxin-input pathways in auxin homeostasis., Gretchen Spiess

Synthesis of Optimization and Simulation for Multi-Period Supply Chain Planning with Consideration of Risks, LIANG XU

Dissertations from 2017

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Correspondence between Multiwavelet Shrinkage/Multiple Wavelet Frame Shrinkage and Nonlinear Diffusion, Hanan Ali Alkhidhr

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Synthesis and Characterization of Luminescent Cyclic Germanium Compounds, Teresa Lynn Bandrowsky

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The Impact of Instructional Delivery Methods on Retention of BSN-C Students, Cynthia Susan Billman

Characteristics of Early Non-persisting Developmental Education Students in the Community College: A Nested Analysis, Joseph George Grailer

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Healthcare Use Self-Efficacy in Adults Who Are Homeless, Jared Ian Israel

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Mathematical Approaches to Digital Image Inpainting, Sumudu S. Kalubowila

The Writing Development of Multilingual Youth in a Spanish Immersion School, Angela Billur Layton

The Role of Arabidopsis Aminoalcoholphosphotransferase 1 and 2 in Plant Development and Oil Production and Transcriptional Regulation of Seed Oil Accumulation by GLABRA2, Yu Liu

In Vivo Characterization of the Drosophila mRNA 3’-end Processing Core Cleavage Complex: Poly(A) mRNA & Histone mRNA 3’-end Processing, Daniel Michalski

Analysis of the Condition-Specific Regulation of Puf3p Activity and Puf3p-Mediated Translational Repression of mRNA in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Melanie A. Miller

INFORMALLY EDUCATING THE COMMUNITY: ST. LOUIS PHYLLIS WHEATLEY’S YWCA COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION SPEAKS ON THE DECLINE OF THE ORGANIZATION THROUGH HISTORICAL NARRATIVES, Cheryl Denise Osby

Nickel Catalyzed Homoallylation Reactions and Synthesis of Potent Inhibitors of YopH, Mahesh Prasad Paudyal

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The Relationship Between Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Romantic Relationship Quality, Dixie Dawn Phillips Meyer

Development of an HPLC-based oligosaccharide synthesizer, Salvatore Pistorio

DFT INVESTIGATIONS OF HYGROGEN STORAGE MATERIALS, Gang Wang

A Study of Early Literacy Interventions on the College and Career Readiness of High School Students Identified as Struggling Readers in First Grade, Ann Michele Willott

THE USE OF THERAPEUTIC THEATER IN SUPPORTING CLIENTS, Laura L. Wood

Optimizing Inventory for Profitability and Order Fulfillment Improvement, Liu Yang

Dissertations from 2016

LEADING CHARACTER: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHARACTERISTICS AND EFFECTIVE PRACTICES OF CHARACTER EDUCATION LEADERS

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Afrocentric Curriculum: A Paradigm for Healing and Education, Ameer Akinwale Ali

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Applications of nanoporous gold monoliths as substrates for the capture and release of lectins and glycoproteins, Allan Jonson Alla

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TEACHER PERSPECTIVE AND THE IMPACT OF USING FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS ON CLIMATE AND ACHIEVEMENT IN MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, Yolanda Alovor

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The Paradox of Impoverished Missouri Schools: The School Districts in Missouri that Need More Often Get Less, William John Armon

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Sexual Orientation Microaggressions in High Schools, Marti Lee Baricevic

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The Impact of a Supportive Feedback Environment on Attitudinal and Performance Outcomes, Amanda Lee Blinebry

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An Effort Toward Collaborative Problem Solving in Teacher Candidates’ Practicum: Reflection in Action, Jerome Christopher Bollato

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Impact of a Growth Mindset Intervention on Academic Performance of Students at Two Urban High Schools, Lisa Brougham

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Spectroscopic and Spectro-Astrometric Analysis of T Tauri Stars, Logan Ryan Brown

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Perception of consultation among Professional School counselors, Teachers and Mental Health Professional Counselors, Brenda Lorraine Bryant

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LET’S GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: SUPPORTING PRIMARY AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS’ LANGUAGE THROUGH DIALOGIC READING, Jessyca Denise Bryant

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Caffeine Combined with Sedative/Anesthetic Drugs Used in Neonatal Medicine and Apoptotic Neurotoxicity in Developing Mouse Brain, Omar Hosea Cabrera

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Investigations of Storage Root Development in Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz), Yeetoh Chaweewan

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Retention and Persistence in Higher Education: An Exploratory Study of Risk Factors and Milestones Impacting Second Semester Retention of Freshmen Students, Sean Jeremy Chism

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Effects of blood pressure on brain microstructure and cognition in healthy older adults, Sarah Ann Cooley

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INTRODUCING CLASSROOM LABELING AS AN INNOVATIVE METHOD TO INFORM EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE, Roberta Lynn Crawford

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In Vivo And In Vitro Studies Of Polyamides That Are Active Antiviral Agents Against HPV16, Edith Csiki-Fejer

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Expanding Coercive Mobility Theory: Women's Forms of Capital and Neighborhood Social Control, Jaclyn Marie Cwick

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Historical Biogeography, Spatial Distribution, and Within-Host Interactions of Avian Haemosporidian Parasites (Apicomplexa, Haemosporida), Leticia De Souza Soares

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Supporting Students with Disabilities Entering the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Field Disciplines, Karen Marie Dishauzi

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The Relationship between Intercollegiate Coaches’ Servant Leadership and their Athletes’ Ethically-Related Sport Orientations and Behaviors, Lyman (Lee) Estel Ellis III

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Learning language with technology in a hybrid university EAP course, Jerol Brent Enoch

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Fidelity to the Cognitive Processing Therapy Protocol: Further Evaluation of Critical Elements, Courtney Chappuis Farmer

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What Happens In the Classroom?: How School Culture Influences and Impacts Professional Development and Teacher Practice, Dawn Kasal Finley

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High Ability Visual Artists: A National Mixed Methods Study of Secondary Art Teacher Training and Practice, Jennifer Christine Fisher

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I AM My Sister's Keeper: Considering the Experiences of African American Women Educators Working in Predominantly White Public School Systems, Lelia L. Flagg

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LEADING CHARACTER: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHARACTERISTICS AND EFFECTIVE PRACTICES OF CHARACTER EDUCATION LEADERS, Julie Frugo

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The Illumination of Racial Understandings as Revealed in Teacher Education Students' Interpretation of Written Text, Carolyn Marie Fuller

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Race, Neighborhood Context, and Drug Enforcement: A Mixed-Method Analysis of Racial Disparities in Drug Arrests, Shytierra Gaston

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The Role of Client Avoidance on PTSD Recovery throughout the Course of Trauma Therapy, Chelsea Alyssa Gloth

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Study of Vaporization Enthalpies and Vapor Pressures of Potential Environmental Pollutants by Correlation-Gas Chromatography, Chase Patrick Gobble

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The Role of Money and Endorsements in Same-Sex Marriage Ballot Initiatives, Jessica Lorraine Loyet Gracey

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The Synthesis and Characterization of Photoluminescent Conjugated Frameworks Containing Silicon and Germanium, Douglas William Hammerstroem

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The Synthesis and Characterization of Photoluminescent Conjugated Frameworks Containing Silicon and Germanium, Douglas William Hammerstroem

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Missouri's Missing Education Policy: Support Systems for Districts with High Student Mobility Rates, Mary Lee Hardy

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WHAT ABOUT THE WIZARD?: STRESS EFFECTS OF BEING A MENTOR, Daniel Ryland Hawthorne

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Integrating digital literacy and traditional print text: A focus on struggling readers during guided reading, Andrea Heckman-Hughes

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Questioning the Questioner: The Effect of Applicant Questions on Interview Outcomes, Heather Grace Heimbaugh

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Children Who are Deaf Deserve Researched Based Education, Cheryl Ann Hermann

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Predicting Purpose: An Examination of Early Predictors of Progression and Career Choice among First-Year Nursing Students, Iris Hinderliter

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Invisibly Visible: A Study of African-American Females and their Ascent to the Superintendency, Tracy M. Hinds

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Retention and Persistence in Higher Education: An Exploratory Study of Risk Factors and Milestones Impacting Second Semester Retention of Freshmen Students, Tyson Ray Holder

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The Impact of Globalization on Global Civil Society Expansion, Barbara Jean Hosto-Marti

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The Public Consequences of a Personal Choice: The Impact of the Decision to be Childfree in Family-Friendly America, Emily Ingalls

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Implementation of Sleep Assessment Questionnaire in College Health and Counseling Visits: A Quality Improvement Pilot, Sarah Ruth Jackson

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TAKING THE “SQUEEZE” OFF OF SOCIAL STUDIES: A Phenomenological Study of Teacher “Curricular” Autonomy and its Effects on Social Studies Instructional Time, Jerri Antoinette Johnson

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Leading Character: An Investigation Into the Characteristics and Effective Practices of Character Education Leaders, Amy Ellizabeth Johnston

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The Psychological Flexibility Model and PTSD Intrusion Symptoms, Kaylin Jones

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“MIND THE GAP”: THE STANDARDIZATION OF MASTER-LEVEL EDUCATION COMPETENCIES AMONG HUMANITARIAN AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS, Polina Kadatska

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Police Contracting in St. Louis County: Focusing Events and Changes in Image and Venue in Five Case Studies, Alan W. Karr

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Retention and Persistence in Higher Education: An Exploratory Study of Risk Factors and Milestones Impacting Second Semester Retention of Freshmen Students, Theresa Keuss

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A Study Of The Impact Of An Electronic Classroom Response System On Student Participation In Class Discussions And Response On Course Assessments., Robert Kuschke

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An Evaluation of the Implementation Process of a Response to Intervention (RTI) Model among Grade Three Students and their Study of One Topic of Mathematics in an Elementary School, Leola Lawrence

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Conceptualizing and Validating the Character Virtues Index (CVI), Mark Allen Liston

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Substance Use Behaviors of College Students: Differences by Living Arrangement, Marcus B. Long

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An Exploration of Merit Pay, Teacher and Student Satisfaction, and Teacher Performance Evaluation from an Instructional Perspective, Yunlin Lu

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The Lived Experience of Urban Plus-Sized Black Women in a Midwestern City, Jolene Johnson Lynn

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Addressing the Tension Between Open Access Admission and Improving Retention Rates at Crowder College, Earl Ray Macam

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Color-mediated foraging by pollinators: A comparative study of two passionflower butterflies at Lantana camara, Gyanpriya Maharaj

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Health-Risk Behaviors and BMI percentiles, Timothy Mikando Makubuya

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Synthesis of Cyclic Enolphosphonates and Enolphosphates as Inhibitors of Serine Hydrolases, Benjamin Patrick Martin

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Elevating Teacher Quality: Teacher Tenure Reform Applying Lessons from Other Fields, Kevin M. Martin

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Black Spaces in White Places: Toward Black Educational Imagination, Shenita Nicole Mayes

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Factors that Affect Reattempting the Emergency Medical Technician Cognitive Certification Examination, Kim Darlene McKenna

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Below the Surface of Special Education Administrator Turnover, Amy Meeks

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Synthesis and Characterization of Amphiphiles for Mammalian Cell Transfection and Antimicrobial Activity, Joseph William Meisel

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Classroom Communities of Practice, Angela Marie Muse

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Best Practices in Student Persistence and Completion: A Program Evaluation of Three Student Services Units in a Rural Community College, Felicita A. Myers

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Leading Character: An Investigation Into the Characteristics and Effective Practices of Character Education Leaders, Kevin C. Navarro