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Dissertations from 2020

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Can Ratings of Item Location Enhance Statistical Item Parameter Estimation? Extending the Feasibility of Unfolding IRT Models, Michael McKenna

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The Effect of Using Virtual Manipulatives on Students’ Ability to Mentally Compare Proper Fractions, William Wilson McNeary III

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The Development of Science Identity in Undergraduate STEM Majors: A Case Study of Urban High School Students, Charles McWilliams, Benjamin Nims, and Kathleen Dwyer

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Peace at Last or Just a Piece of Paper? Assessing the Utilization of Civil Protection Orders and Reported Violations, Jennifer Medel

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Impact of Meaningful Recognition on Work Environment Perception of Critical Care Nurses, Kristin Meinershagen

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Help Seeking for Mental Health Problems in Mental Health Counselors: Prevalence, Barriers, and Predictors, Carol A. Miller

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Measuring the Impact of Cognitive Behavioral Coaching with Nonverbal Immediacy on the Self-Efficacy of Undergraduate Students in STEM Courses, Christopher Miller and Melissa Joy Benton

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Utilization of Asthma Guidelines in Primary Care, Kate R. Miller

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The Impact of Teacher Beliefs on Classroom Technology Use: A case study on the interplay between teachers’ beliefs about students and technology and their classroom technology practices with a primarily minority student population, Tracee Miller

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Screening for Delirium in the Emergency Department, Melissa Minks

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Searching for a “home”: Examining the Experiences of Confucian Asian College Students with Third Culture Kid Backgrounds, Yuima Mizutani

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The Experience of Early Mobility after One Week of Hospital-acquired Deconditioning, Lila S. Moersch

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Investment Advisor Succession Planning: Attitudes, Norms, and Control, Don Mueth

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Intersex Experiences, Activists’ Perspectives, and Counseling Implications, Cynthia J. Mulit

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Characteristics of Notes Taken During the Employment Interview and Their Impact on Organizational Outcomes, James T. Mundell

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Compassion Fatigue and the Emergency Department, Alexandra Myers

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Intimate Partner Violence Screening in Adolescent and Young Adult Females, Emily Myers

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Applications of Nanoporous Gold to Drug Release and Glycoscience, Dharmendra Neupane

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Using Online Interventions to Address Summer Learning Loss in Rising Sixth-Graders, Scott Osborne and Robert Shaw

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Curb-sided: How Technology Disrupts the American Transportation Planning Process, Mary Angelica Painter

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Uncertainty in the Context of End-of-life Communication in Heart Failure, Caleb Pardue

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Do User-Generated Ratings Affect Hotel Valuations? – An Analysis of the Chicago Hotel Market, Shailesh Patel

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Synthesis of Phosphonomethyl Tetrahydrofurans and Phostones, Rishi Paudel

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Impact of the Hester Davis Fall Risk Scale on Inpatient Falls, Amelia Payne

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Psychological Factors Related to Physical Activity in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Tyler Pendleton

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A Comparison of the Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Post-Training Outcomes of Traditional Behavioral Skills Training and Asynchronous Remote Training, Dani Pizzella

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Evaluation of McGeer Criteria for UTI Determination in a Nursing Home, Julie Rehagen

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Participation in Sporting Activities as a Mechanism for Enhancing Science Instruction, Erin Roades

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The Effects of an Experiential Learning Course on Secondary Student Achievement and Motivation in Geometry, Chanua Ross and Ted Gray

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The Masks We Wear in the Workplace Masquerade: An Examination of Antecedents of Facades of Conformity and the Impact of Abusive Supervision, Kevin Sansberry II

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Academic Field Influence on Acquisition of Global Awareness in Undergraduate Study Abroad Students, Tim Schmalz

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Comorbidity and Quality of Life of HIV-Positive Adults Living in Supportive Housing, Rose Sharp

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Academic Honesty, Professional Integrity, and Undergraduate Engineering Students: Exploring the Connections, S. Amy Skyles and Jeffrey W. Jennings

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Evaluation of a Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Care Coordination Program, Carrie Smith

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Sustainability of an Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Program, Kristin Smith

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Community Health Nurse Educators and Disaster Nursing Education, Jody Spiess

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The Impact of Medicare Insurance Plans upon Healthcare Services Utilization Considering Patients' Characteristics and Their Access to Medical Care, Steven Stout

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System Usage: A Shared Mental Model Perspective, Rooji Sugathan

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Revisiting Rural Crime: The Contributions of Labor Markets and Interdependency, Kristina J. Thompson

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Utilizing High Flow Oxygen Therapy In Infants With Bronchiolitis, Sarah Ulses

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Dual Disadvantage: An Examination of Racial Disparities in Victim and Suspect Criminal Justice Treatment, Paige Vaughn

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Increasing Patient Adherence to Gestational Weight Gain Goals in Pregnancy, Annie Vining

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Anxiety, Attributions, and Marital Quality: A Mediation Model, Tara Vossenkemper

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Neurobiological Mechanisms of Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Brain Network Approach, Tessa Vuper

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Racial Battle Fatigue and Black Male Higher Education Administrators, Joshua Walehwa

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Utilizing Wellness Champions as a Faith-Based Initiative for Mental Health Promotion, Tracy M. Webster Cooley

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Evaluation of Sleep Hygiene Checklist for Delirium in an Intensive Care Unit, Ying Wei

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A Spectroscopic and Photometric Survey of the W4 Hii Region and Its Young Stellar Population, Matt Wentzel-Long

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Role of Municipal Governance in Stabilizing Mature Inner Suburbs: A Study of Five St. Louis Municipalities 1970-2015, Napoleon Williams III

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Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems in a Psychiatry Practice, Treacy Williams

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Determinants of Financial Success of Large Law Firms, James Xu

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Music Education as a Strategy to Narrow the Achievement Gap: A Causal-comparative Analysis of Band and Choir Enrollment and Academic Achievement of Low Socioeconomic Status Students, William Zwikelmaier

Dissertations from 2019

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Gas-Phase Fragmentation Chemistry of Small Ions, Maha Abutokaikah

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Vines in the Neotropics: Phylogenomics, Biogeography and Systematics in Passion Flowers (Passiflora Subgenus Decaloba Section Decaloba), Serena Acha

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A Quality Improvement Study on Missed Appointment Management in Primary Care, Aunye' Dina Amos

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Party Blight in Rural Missouri: Causes and Consequences of Local Organizational Decline, Joseph Anthony

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Examining the Gender- and Sexuality-Related Cognitive “Stuck Points” of Men and Women with Experiences of Adult Sexual Assault: Implications for Cognitive Processing Therapy, Marin Beagley

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Generative Pedagogies: Activating Learners through Student-centered Practices, Jason Becker, Heather N. Klein, Vielia M. Jeffries-Evans, Jessica T. Pilgreen, and Jane A. Zappia

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Supervisory Working Alliance as a Predictor for Counselor Burnout: The Potential Mediating Role of Supervisee Nondisclosure, Amanda Bohnenstiehl

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“I Am Whatever You Say I Am”: The Social Construction of Identity in Rural Drug-Using Women’s Narratives, Amanda Bolton

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Evaluating Controlled Substance Documentation in an Electronic Medical Record, Delora Brooks

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An Examination of Disingenuous Deeds by St. Louis Public Schools 1945-1983, Michael Brown

Kirkman Triple Systems of Order n with Minimum Block Sum equal to n, for Access Balancing in Distributed Storage, William Brummond

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Evaluating the Delivery of Diabetes-Related Care Among the Asian Population, Lyly Bui

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Depression Screening in Antepartum Females, Michelle Burk

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What Does Time Management Mean to You? Exploring Measures of Time Management and Group Differences., Allison Burrus

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Can Free College Programs Level the Playing Field? An Exploratory Study of Understanding Non-Economic Persistence Barriers for Low-Income Students, Alan Byrd

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Taxonomy, Species Limits, and Phylogenetic Relationships of Anoura Gray 1838 (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae), Camilo Andres Calderon Acevedo

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The Colin Kaepernick Effect: Socio-cultural Tension Over Patriotic Views Within K-12 Education, George Calhoun

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Kids These Days: Increasing Youth Engagement in Community Heritage and Social Justice Through the Implementation of a Youth Participatory Empowerment Model, Melanie Canaday-Talley, Lindsay Clemens, Amanda J. Dworak Rowland, Mary Gillis, Curlinda Mitchell Blacksheep, and Jancarlos Jose Romero

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Community Schools in St. Louis Then and Now: Exploring the Influence of Family, School, and Community Engagement on Student and Community Outcomes, Kimberly Ann Carothers

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Accessibility to Resources for Homeless Documented Immigrant Families: A Case Study, Antaniece P. Carter

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The Heritage Leadership Process: Exploring Meaning Making and Social Emotional Competencies in Heritage Interpretation and Education for Sustainability, Lynn Cartmell, Tonia Herndon, Thomas Moffatt, and Katy Mike Smaistrla Lampe

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Primary Care Delays in Underserved Areas: A Strategic Plan to Improve Access to Care, Debra Connell-Dent

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Fathers' Experiences with Their Premature Infants or Unhealthy Neonates, Lisa Cummings

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Loss of a Sibling: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Experiences of School-aged children, Barbara Dixon

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Environmental Science and Culture: Exploring the Factors Contributing to the Pro-Environmental Behavior of Rural Youth, Michelle Donlan, Elizabeth Flotte, and Patricia Silovsky

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Key Experiences and Non-monetary Resources Impacting Stakeholder Satisfaction, Growth, and Effectiveness in Educational Settings, Michelle Farell, Claire Crapo, and Skyler Wiseman

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Capabilities and Limitations of the Spin Hamiltonian Formalism in Single Molecule Magnets, Philip Ferko

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A Silent Epidemic with No Voice: Alzheimer's Education in an African American Midwest Community, Sandra D. Fields

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Evolving an Ecological Way of Thinking: Social Interactions and the Construction of Environmentally Sustainable Behaviors in Adolescents During Expeditionary Learning, Jennifer Fruend

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Enhancing Scalability in Genetic Programming With Adaptable Constraints, Type Constraints and Automatically Defined Functions, George Gerules

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Transforming Professional Development for Today's Educational Environment, Amy L. Geurkink-Coats and Richard A. Regina

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A Computational Study of Sleep and the Hemispheres of the Brain, Tera Ashley Glaze

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The Influence of Social Capital on Community Sustainability in Meacham Park, Missouri During 1996 -1999, Sheila Green-Samuels

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Referrals to an Opioid Overdose Program with EMS Involvement: Comparing Treatment Outcomes, Courtney Haas

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Education-Based Interventions Effects on 30-day Readmission Rates for Patients with COPD, Gina Hand-Eoloff

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High Resolution Near-Infrared/Visible Intracavity Laser Spectroscopy of Small Molecules, Jack Harms

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Impact of a Web-Based Instructional Module of Alzheimer’s Disease within Seven Content Knowledge Domains, Joyce Haynie

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Equitable Access in Education: Access to Joy, Choice Options, and Strong Neighborhood Schools, Noah Hollenkamp, Albert J. Sanders Jr., and Lindsay Schuessler

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An Exploration of Trust in Community Leadership Contexts, Richard Hudanick, Kimberlie M. Straatmann, Michael Miller, Andrea Harper, and Joshua White

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Phylogeographic Relationships of Coereba flaveola and Their Malaria Parasites, Meghann Humphries

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Recover Data in Sparse Expansion Forms Modeled by Special Basis Functions, Abdulmtalb Mohamed Hussen

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African Centered Education, The Maji Shujaa Online Academy: A Descriptive Case Study, Beverly Jackson

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The 5E Swipe Emancipation from Welfare Dependency, Jarvis James

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A Vaccine Administration Training Program to Increase Adolescent Vaccination Rates, Claire Jensen

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The Impact of Structural Supports on the Success of Students of Color in the K-16 Educational System, Brandis Jones and Sherry Holmes

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Psychological Correlates of Diverse Coerced Sexual Experiences: Clarifying Classes and Severity Continuums of Sexual Act and Coercive Tactic, Sara Kern

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Same-sex Sexual Coercion among Women: The Impact of Minority Stress on Perpetration and Victimization Experiences of Women of Diverse Sexual Identities, Allison Kirschbaum

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Decreasing Opioid Overprescription Following Outpatient Gynecology Surgery, Monica Kistler