Theses and Dissertations from DePaul University
 

Electronic versions of most theses and dissertations awarded by DePaul University since 2009 are archived here. Note that this section may not yet contain all masters theses completed after 2009; some may only be available in the individual degree-granting departments at the current time.

Search the DePaul University Library VUfind Catalog for print copies of theses and dissertations awarded before 2009.

DePaul University theses and dissertations are also indexed in the proprietary database ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

Information and support for your thesis, non-thesis final project, or dissertation from inception to completion can be found on the relevant DePaul college, school, or program requirements page such as LAS Graduation Requirements. Contact the awarding student support office directly with questions about your thesis or dissertation.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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TOWARD IMPROVING METALLOENZYME INHIBITOR DESIGN: A THERMODYNAMIC STUDY OF SMALL MOLECULE INTERACTIONS WITH ZINC(II) AND CALCIUM(II), Sophia Robinson

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Deathscapes in Neoliberal Times: Prisonfare, Workfare and Resistance as Potential Outcomes for Black Youth, Ebony Rose

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The Africa command: how the Department of Defense has continued America’s ad-hoc foreign policies in Africa through neo-orientalism, Katherine T. Roseman

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Chicago’s 2013 School Actions: An investigation of post-2008 racial neoliberal policy, Sonya Mohini Roy-Singh

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Death in life: approaches to the contemporary denial of death in theoretical & experimental psychology and continental philosophy, Madeline R. Runstrom

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Multiwavelength X-Ray Diffraction, Maziar Saleh Ziabari

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Fat activism and collective accountability: from virtual community to embodied coalition, Kelsey Schultz

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Clitic-doubled left dislocation in L2 Spanish: findings from learners' production data, Jose Sequeros-Valle

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Demystifying the welfare state: the case of the Republic of Moldova, Claudette M. Sevcenco

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PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF AQUATIC HYPERCARBIA ON SEAWATER ACCLIMATION IN THE WHITE STURGEON (ACIPENSER TRANSMONTANUS), Ciaran A.S. Shaughnessy

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Incidental Affect, Facial Expressions, and Risk, Michael M. Shuster

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THE INFLUENCE OF ATTENTIONAL CONTROL ON HEMISPHERIC PROCESSING OF PREDICTIVE INFERENCES, Michael Christopher Shutzenhofer

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The cut that cures therapeutic methods in the Platonic dialogues and the Zhuangzi Neipian, Rohan Sikri

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Dynamics of Saturable Absorption in the Semiconductor-Doped Glass RG850, Pinyaphat Srikrishna

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Trait Contempt and the Five Moral Foundations, Russell Steiger

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(In)articulating the specter: queer communicative resistance in the hysterical supernatural, Clare Stuber

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Analysis of management models of water utilities and water coverage, Chad Stutsman

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EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER VIA A TRANSDISCIPLINARY CLINIC, Peter John Thaxter

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Does our fear of death stem from threatened belongingness?, Stan Treger

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Resistance through literature in Romania (1945-1989), Olimpia I. Tudor

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A Study of the Impact of Mental Contrasting and Implementation Intentions on Academic Performance, Suzanne Velasquez-Sheehy

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Interpretation as epieikeia: Aristotelian ethics as a paradigm for Hans-Georg Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics, David Volfe

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dipsomania, Dylan Weir

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Morality Provides Meaning, Geoffrey Alexander Wetherell

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Instructional Technology and Self-Directed Learning For Students' Academic Success, Vincent Demetrious Wiggins

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“The least of these”: black club women and the social gospel, Joseph Thomas Williams

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EFFECTS OF MULTIPLE SPECIES ON MOTILITY IN DIATOM ASSEMBLAGES, Amanda L. Wolske

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Theatre Directing Without an MFA: A Practical and Systematic Approach for Directors in Kuala Lumpur, Kelvin Wong

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Supporting Adult Learners' Metacognitive Development with a Sociotechnical System, Kathryn Wozniak

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Curiosity: philosophy and the politics of difference, Perry Zurn

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Interventions for Addressing Faking on Personality Assessments for Employee Selection: A Meta-Analysis, Christopher Adair

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The Influence of Verbal Assurances and Intrapersonal Empowerment Traits on Contract Signing Behaviors, Jasmine N. Ahmad

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In Vivo Effects of a RAMBA and Vitamin A Deficiency on Ovary Development, Michael H. Akroush

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TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE IN A MANDATORY ENVIRONMENT: A TEST OF AN INTEGRATIVE PRE-IMPLEMENTATION MODEL., Mohanned Al-arabiat

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Redox-Neutral Catalytic Spirocyclization of para-Methoxy Aryl Alkynoate Esters, Mark Docto Aparece

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CREATING FUTURES: Transformative Involvement Experiences For Immigrant Latino Parents., María del Carmen Aragonés Guarro

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Empowerment of Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Minority College Students in the United States: Developing and Testing the College Student Empowerment Scales for Racial/Ethnic Minorities, Lindsey Therese Back

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Exposure to Violence as a Moderator of the Relation between Coping Strategies and Outcomes in Low Income Urban Youth, Alexandra Lauren Barnett

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Reaching for a connection: hand imagery in Emily Dickinson’s poems, J. Max Barry

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Continuity, constellation, and unworking: an exploration of language in Nietzsche, Alicen L. Beheler

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From helping with editorial tasks and sharing her knowledge about COE and University processes, to simply being willing to listen to me explain an administrative issue and help me find a solution, Jenn is always willing to go above and beyond to help others in the COE., Julia Elizabeth Anne Borst Brazas

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The Psychological Well-Being of Divorced Fathers: A Theoretical Model and Projection, Todd Lawrence Bottom

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Educators' Positive Stress Responses: Eustress and Psychological Capital, Karen Bradley

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From Crime to Punishment: Moral Violations and the Social Function of Emotion, Michael Ray Brubacher

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SOCIAL SUPPORT AND THE ROLE OF HOUSING FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES INVOLVED IN THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM, Saidah Chambers

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Synthesis and Analysis of Novel Copolymers of Methyl 2-­‐Cyano-­‐3-­‐Phenyl-­‐2-­‐Propenoates with Styrene, Sonia Elena Chavez

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Examining the Pathway from Maternal Criminal Involvement to Adolescent Delinquency, Dina Chavira

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PORTRAITS OF FOUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN WHO EARNED DOCTORAL DEGREES FROM A PREDOMINATELY WHITE INSTITUTION, Sherry M. Coleman Hunter

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Black actresses in American films: a history and critical analysis of the mammy/maid character, Valerie Coleman

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THE CROSS CULTURAL EXAMINATION OF A BRIEF AUTISM DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW (ADI-R) IN KOREA AND THE UNITED STATES, Elizabeth Lally Daley

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The Effect of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy on Strengthening the Attachment Relationship with Foster Parents and Children in Foster Care, Christina Marie Danko

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Working women and the Lilly Ledbetter Act: a case study on misleading rhetoric of equal pay, Celia A. DeBoer

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Avenging women: an analysis of postfeminist female representation in the cinematic Marvel’s Avengers series, Mary Louise DeMarchi

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Executive Functioning in the Context of Urban Poverty: An Examination of Poverty Related Stress and Its Relationships to Academic Achievement, Jacquelyn L. Doxie

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Transplantation of Neurospheres Derived from Genetically Modified Adult Bone Marrow Stromal Cells Following a Controlled Cortical Impact (CCI): Effects on Transplant Survival and Behavioral Recovery, Austin M. Favory

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A Scale of Heroic Cognition for Workplace Contexts, Patrick Joseph Furey

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Fable, method, and imagination in Descartes, James E. C. Griffith

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Factors Relating to Substance Abuse Relapse: A Survival Analysis of Adults Living in Oxford House Recovery Homes, Ronald D. Harvey

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“Nations”, identity expression, and symbolic power: the complex practice of graffiti-writing among Chicago working­class youth “gangs”, Will Heriford

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Transcending pathology, transforming the thinkable transperson: young transpeople, the law and gender self-determination, E. L. Hunter

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African American muslim fathers and the factors that influence their notion of fatherhood, Usama M. Hussein

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From Survivor to Advocate: The Therapeutic Benefits of Public Disclosure, Katherine Infusino

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The American dream and literature: how the themes of self-reliance and individualism in American literature are relevant in preserving both the aesthetics and the ideals of the American dream, John Izaguirre

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Negotiating Culture and the Self: Complications of Agency in Psychosis, Genevra Jones

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Roles of Retinoic Acid and Cyp26 Inhibitors in Ovarian Follicle Development, Shruti M. Kamath

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Manifestations of Traumatic Stress among Adolescent Girls in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda, Tiamo Katsonga-Phiri

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Russian Women and Belly Dancing: Body Work, Fun and Transformation, Galina Khartulari

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Play from the Heart: On Crafting a Community of Empathy in the Theatre, Kevin Kingston

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The Journey to the Top: Women's Paths to the University Presidency, Ann Marie Klotz

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Examination of herpesvirus entry glycoprotein interactions using proximity biotinylation, Michelle Lajko

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STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE: EXPLORING THE EXPERIENCES OF ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS MAKING THE CHOICE TO BE AN EXCEPTION, Tawanda Lawrence

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Don’t Remind Me: Part-set Cuing Inhibits Consumers Prospective Memory When Reviewing Home Loan Terms, Mark Alexander Leboeuf

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Tectonic shift: a scientific account of my young adulthood, Rosalyn Lederman

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Get yourself connected: time, space, and character networks in David Mitchell's fiction, Josh Lesser

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Effects of Temporal Perceptions on Employees’ Work-Life Conflict, Eileen M. Linnabery

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TANZANIA POST-COLONIAL EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND PERSPECTIVES ON SECONDARY SCIENCE EDUCATION, PEDAGOGY, AND CURRICULUM: A QUALITATIVE STUDY, Eugenia Lucas Wandela

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The Impact of Culture and Neighborhood Context on the Mental Health of Latino Youth, William Martinez

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Preserving the Quality of Architectural Tactics in Source Code, Mehdi Mirakhorli

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The Mediating Effects of Transformational Leadership on Leader Goal Orientation and Team Performance, Tyree D. Mitchell

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Ethnic Identity and Coping Efficacy as Moderators of the Relationships Between Perceived Racial Discrimination and Academic Outcomes Among Urban, Low-Income Latina/o Youth, Alison L. Mroczkowski

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Gender Role Ideology and Major Choice of Students in College Religious Groups, Charlynn Anne Odahl

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Gangstas, Thugs, Vikings, and Drivers: Cinematic Masculine Archetypes and the Demythologization of Violence in the Films of Nicolas Winding Refn, Christopher John Olson

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Social Identity and Wellness of People Who Have Acquired Physical Disability: What is the Role of Social Support?, Katherine S. Ong

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A Method to the Madness: My Quest for a New System of Acting, Michael Osinski

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Piecing together creativity: feminist aesthetics and the crafting of quilts, Melanie Anne Pauls

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Literature for girls and the preadolescent novel: a historical analysis and recommendations for challenging the status quo, Molly K. Pim

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No vacancy: explaining the undulation of office building construction projects in Chicago's central business district during the 1970s, Michael R. Rast

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PREVENTIVE MENTAL HEALTH AS AN APPROACH TO IMPROVING SCHOOL OUTCOMES AMONG YOUTH: A META-ANALYTIC REVIEW, Katrina Elaine Roundfield

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Expectations of peace: documentation, memorialization, and construction of the archive in northern Uganda, Matthew Sebastian

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(Re)mixing ‘school spirit’: spectacular youth subcultures as resistance to cultures of control, Evangeline L. Semark

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Trickster-hero and rite of passage: effects of traditionally west African folklore forms on postcolonial Afro-Caribbean literature, Virginia Slana

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The Effects of Physical Activity on Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents, Sydney Shepperd Smith

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The Role of Multicultural Competence, Privilege, Attributions, and Team Support in Predicting Positive Youth Mentor Outcomes, Rachael Leigh Suffrin

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Parenting Dimensions and Internalizing Symptoms among Low-Income Latino Adolescents: Cultural Values as Moderators, Crystalia Sulaiman

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Looking For A Solution: Social Justice Education and Its Impact on Adolescent Empowerment, Anita Thawani

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“Making it Click”: Assigning Value and Confronting Obstacles in an Educational Exhibit, Andrea Thomalla Cavedo

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Sexy But Not Sexual: An Examination of the Sexual Narratives of African American Adolescent Females, April Timmons

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The politics of indigenous social struggle in Colombia, Gilberto Villasenor III

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Challenging identity hierarchies in Julie Taymor’s Tempest, Aaron W. Vinson

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Re(born) this way, Lee Westrick