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December 2014 Graduates

2014 Graduates

APPLIED STATISTICS

Matt Barta, MS
Xiaomeng Chai, MS
Lianghao Chen, MS
Edward M Chukwurah, MS
Mary C Grovesteen, MS
Jiaqi Wang, MS

BIOLOGY

Ashley Rachelle Cook, MS, "Environmental Drivers of Leaf Breakdown Rate in an Urban Watershed"
Nicole Furlan, MS, "
Life Histories, Diets, and Secondary Production of Odonata Along a Temperature Gradient on the Copper River Delta, Alaska"
Abigail Irene Jacobs, MS, "
History of Freshwater Invasions in Illinois: Learning From the Past to Inform the Future"
Samantha Denise Lindemann, MS, "
Denitrification in Urban Coastal Environments: a Functional Gene Study"

CHEMISTRY

Jeffery Daniel Raffaelli, MS
Natalie Iwashita Gumataotao, PHD, "
Catalytic Mechanism and Maturation of the Metalloenzyme Nitrile Hydratase"
Anna Starus, PHD, "
The Dape-Encoded N-Succinyl-L,L-Diaminopimelic Acid Desuccinylase (Dape) From Haemophilus Influenzae As a Prospective Target For the Development of Novel Antibiotics"
Mary Twist Van Opstal, PHD, "
Extending Students' Practice of Metacognitive Regulation Strategies in the Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory and Investigation of Pb2+ Binding To Calmodulin With Circular Dichroism and Molecular Dynamics Modeling"

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Julius Paul Almeida, MS
Md Asraful Alom, MS
Keerthana Aravamudhan, MS
Michael Randy Dotson, MS
Asma Mehjabeen, MS
Indu Pandey, MS
Yashesh a Patel, MS
David Tai How Tan, MS

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY

 Jennifer Sarmiento Moulton, PHD, "Internalization of Race Messages Among Mixed Race Individuals"

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY

Morgan Nicole Calhoun, MA
Eric Raphael Gonzales, MA
Megan Jayne Yott, MA

CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL POLICY STUDIES

Melissa Erin Sandoval, MA, "Collective Social Capital Within a Performance-Based Management System"
Becky Wock, MA, "
Teacher Attrition: The Job Choices of Ex-Teachers"
Nelda Hislop, PHD, "
Women Majoring in Physics: An Exploratory Case Study of Factors That Influenced Women Persisting in an Undergraduate Physics Program at a Large Private University in the Chicago Metropolitan Area"

ENGLISH

Nicholas Edward Bennett, MA
Jonathan Glenn Reinhardt, MA
Nina Michelle Berman, MA
Stacee Marie Bucciarelli, PHD, "
Re-Examining the Female Voice in Chaucer's Italian-Sourced Works: a Study in Paleography, Textual Transmission, and Masculinity"
Devon a Wallace, PHD, "
Neuroscience and Galen: Body, Selfhood and the Materiality of Emotions on the Early Modern Stage"

HIGHER EDUCATION

Kimberly Q Fath, PHD, "Reporting methods and analyses in higher education research: Hierarchical linear and OLS regression models"
Sunshine Tomeo Gibson, PHD, "
The Backgrounds and Outcomes of Allopathic Medical School Applicants: Exploring Stratification and Inequality"
Kristin Ida McCann, PHD, "
Master's Students' Experiences in a Graduate Preparation Program: Multicultural Competency and Social Justice Curriculum"

HISTORY

Stephanie Lynn Messina, MA
Steven Joseph Catania, PHD, "
Brandy Nan and Farmer George: Public Perceptions of Royal Health and the Demystification of English Monarchy During the Long Eighteenth Century"

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Fnu Amtul Aleem Shadan, MS
Patrick Charles Griffith, MS
Mark Joshua Malleis, MS
Ivy Gladys Marischa, MS
Sameena Shakir, MS
Swapnil Tiwari, MS
Joseph Michael LaMagna-Reiter, MS D

MATHEMATICS

Adam Lee Schultze, MS
Kay Elizabeth Wakeman, MS
Richard Borrowdale, MS D
John Claxton, MS D

PHILOSOPHY

Susan Koop-Vander Nat, MA
Kristina M Grob, PHD, "
Moral Philosophy and the Art of Silence"
Maria Jennifer Kulp, PHD, "
The Limits of Rationality: Suicidality, Affectivity, and the Rational"
Maggie Ann Labinski, PHD, "
Augustine and Feminisms: a Dialogue about Education"

PUBLIC HISTORY

 Samantha Ann Smith, MA

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

 Stacy Neier, PHD, "Social Media and Reflective Thinking: a Case Study of Generation Y Business Students"

SOCIOLOGY

Iris Cruz-Villareal, MA
Komala Aizita Hayes, MA
Matthew Chad Hoffmann, PHD, "
Urban Agriculture and Sustainability in Chicago"
Crystal Lynn Jackson, PHD, "
There's a Place for Us: How Ethnic Identities are Revealed in Ethnic-Specific Organizations"
Cortney Rowland King, PHD, "
Investigating the Professional Values of Teachers: the Differential Impact of Accountability on Teachers' Career Decisions"
Kathleen Diane Pacyna, PHD, "
Putting "Community" in Community Schools: Organizational and Cultural Contention in a Public-Private Partnership"
Annmarie Van Altena, PHD, "
When Subcultures become Careers: Working in Indie Rock"
Rebecca Joan West, PHD, "
Some of My Best Dolls Are Black: Colorblind Rhetoric in Online Collecting Communities"

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Amanda Egan, MA, "The Effect of Semantic Clustering on Idea Quality in Individual and Group Ideation"
Hannah Hamilton, MA, "
Drinking to belong: the effects of friendship interactions on college student drinking"

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Hubert Adam, MS
David Allen Bate, MS
Xudong Chen, MS
Alexander Okoli, MS
Audrey Jinno Redovan, MS
Sowmya Deepthi Sama, MS
Prachi Tiwari, MS

SPANISH

Stefanie Noel Baldauf-Miller, MA

THEOLOGY

Taeeun Kim, PHD, "Toward the Development of Roman Catholic Teaching About Contraception in Light of the Experience of South Korean Catholic Women"
Carolyn Jo Love, PHD, "
Re-Thinking Anthropomorphism Through a Genetic Philosophy of Time"
Angelo Riley, PHD, "
The Ethics of Vision and Black Theology and Experience"

URBAN AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC POLICY

Jason Burkett, MPP
Dael Carlos Davila Elguera, MPP
Isabel C Velez, MA

WOMEN’S GENDER STUDIES

Heather Renee Coscia, MA
Andie Lee Karras, MA