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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Parental motivation for enrolling a child in a two-way immersion language program, Barbara L. Silver

Dissertation/Thesis: The effects of peer versus therapist mediated music improvisation groups on quality of social interaction between adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and general education peers, Carmen F. Steele-Abundez

Dissertation/Thesis: The efficacy in the development and implementation of the California high school exit exam and the eighth-grade algebra 1 policy, Theresa A. Stovall

Dissertation/Thesis: Characterization of subtilisin-like serine proteases in trichomonas vaginalis, Raquel K. Sugino

Dissertation/Thesis: It's a jungle out there : zoo public relations and marketing, Tonja M. Swank

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The relationship between eleventh-grade varsity sports participation and academic achievement, George S. Sziraki Jr.

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Teachers' professional development experiences: Implications for teaching practice, Teresa M. Vail

Dissertation/Thesis: The behavior of RAD51D and XRCC2 in response to drug induced DNA damage and a continuing study of the fly RAD51 paralogs, Tricia A. Van Laar

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Mechanisms of polymer adsorption in nanoparticle stabilization for poorly water soluble compounds, Lauren Sample Wiser

Dissertation/Thesis: A uses and gratifications perspective of Chinese college students' motivations in using renren (Chinese social networking site), Yun Wu

Dissertation/Thesis: Sharing the love : a generic socket API for Hadoop Mapreduce, Adam J. Yee

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Post-translational modifications of SEL24K from salmon eggs and ZPA from Xenopus laevis eggs, Liang Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Factors that may contribute to the placement of Latino English language learners in special education: Perceptions of Directors of Special Education in California, Dante Alvarez

Dissertation/Thesis: Understanding the impact of leadership coursework on students' perceptions of self as leader, Adrianna E. G. Andrews-Brown

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The impact of an English language learner professional development program on teacher perception of preparedness and practice, Laraine A. Aragon

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Perspectives on learning in a continuation high school: Voices of male Hispanic students, Alexander M. Arcega

Dissertation/Thesis: First-generation college students and greek membership : understanding college experiences through the lens of community cultural wealth, Molly M. Bechtel

Dissertation/Thesis: Acculturation of Armenian immigrants, Natalie Bruton-Yenovkian

Dissertation/Thesis: Interactions of human and drosophila Rad 51 paralogs, George M. Buffleben

Dissertation/Thesis: Identification and isolation of microsatellite loci from the Trematode Echinostoma Trivolvis for use in interspecific and intraspecific variation studies, Bradley J. Butcher

Dissertation/Thesis: Intercultural conflict styles in the criminal justice system and the implications for intercultural interventions, Colleen Butler

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An analysis of the factors that motivate undergraduate alumni donors at University of the Pacific based on social exchange theory, Janet Schellhase Dial

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: English learner professional development strategies: Administrators' perceived perception in readiness for implementation, Marta Elena Escobar

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Leadership self-efficacy in university co-curricular programs, Andrew R. Fields

Dissertation/Thesis: The experience of students who identify as Jewish and Greek : influences on spiritual development, Alexandra D. Froehlich

Dissertation/Thesis: The Synthetic spider silk fibers spun from Pyriform Spidroin 2, a glue silk protein discovered in orb-weaving spider attachment discs, Paul Geurts

Dissertation/Thesis: Toward intercultural competence : intercultural training for Japanese students in the United States, Tomoko Harpster

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Principals' perceptions of teacher evaluation practices in an urban school district, Shana N. Henry Barton

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: The effect of outdoor activity context on physical activity in preschool children, Kristin M. Hustyi

Dissertation/Thesis: Storytelling in the transformative process of cultural self-awareness, Mary Frances Jaster

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Securing supplemental revenue in private elementary school: A case study of one Jewish community day school, Marcie Lorin Lane

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Male nurses: Gender -based barriers in nursing school, Nho Le-Hinds

Dissertation/Thesis: Globally competent leadership : comparison between U.S. American and mainland Chinese conceptualization of effective leadership, Robert Leisey

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Structure, secretion, and proteolysis study of MBP-containing heterologous proteins in Pichia pastoris, Zhiguo Li

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A balancing act: Managing the tension between competitive outcomes and educational development in collegiate athletics, Michael E. Lorenzen

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The difference in the academic achievement of Hispanic high school students based on the theme of the small learning community, Beate M. Winter Martinez

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Perspectives on successful aging, Marshall I. McCauley

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The importance of having warm and caring teachers for children with behavior problems, Joseph B. Miller

Dissertation/Thesis: RNA and protein expression patterns of the Drosophila XRCC2 Homolog, Phoebe E. Montemayor

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Mucoadhesive controlled release ciprofloxacin nanoparticles for pulmonary delivery, Sujata S. Mudumba

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Studies on thermochemical properties of small organic molecules by mass spectrometry in relation to computational chemistry, Sumit Mukherjee

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Small learning communities versus small schools: Describing the difference in the academic achievement of African American high school students, Carol L. Owens

Dissertation/Thesis: Generation of A L. Hesperus embryonic cDNA library for the isolation of genes involved in early pattern formation, Angela Peralta

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The use of technology in relation to community college faculty characteristics and instructional environments, Kimberly A. Perry

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The effects of therapeutic morning meetings as a socio-emotional, behavioral, and academic intervention on middle school students with emotional disturbance, Bryan A. Pfitzer

Dissertation/Thesis: Returning to Haiti: humanitarian effort or corporate capitalism ? : a crisis communication response evaluation of Royal Caribbean International, Melissa A. Piffero

Dissertation/Thesis: Intercultural communication in healthcare interpreting : an exploration of possibilities, Kimberly Rose Pineda

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Characteristics & perceived skills of California Community College Chief Financial Officers: A profile of characteristics & perceived skills and responsibilities, George Austin Railey Jr.

Dissertation/Thesis: Characteristics & perceived skills of California community college chief financial officers : a profile of characteristics & perceived skills and responsibilities, George Austin Railey Jr.

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The roles of elementary school administrators and the obstacles they encounter in the process of implementing and maintaining dual immersion programs in California, Anel-Janeth Ramirez

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Skill sets required for environmental engineering and where they are learned, Kathaleen Reed

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: What can the Community Involvement Program tell us about alumni giving at the University of the Pacific, Ines Marta Ruiz-Huston

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Language development for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing using “Step Up to Writing”, Leanne Russell

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Examining the relationship between emotional intelligence competencies and student persistence factors for full-time, traditional-aged college undergraduate students, Daniel J. Shipp

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Ugandan immigrant students' perceptions of barriers to academic achievement in American high schools, Denis Ssekannyo

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Effects of a behavioral intervention on college students' reports of test anxiety and academic success, Derek D. Szafranski

Dissertation/Thesis: An examination of the intercultural outcome of a policy of educational division based on spoken language : the case of educational policy in Vukovar, Croatia, Masa Tasovac

Dissertation/Thesis: Changing communication through Facebook : redefining perceptions of public and private communication, Megan D. Turco

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Development of an in vitro dissolution model to predict the in vivo behavior of poorly soluble compounds, Saroj Vangani

Dissertation/Thesis: New transfer partners : California community colleges and private for-profit four-year institutions, Alice C. van Ommeren

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: New transfer partners: California community colleges and private for -profit four-year institutions, Alice C. van Ommeren

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The exploration of teacher methods in student engagement, Christine Curlee Whitaker

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Access to care for special health care patients: Preparing the profession for the growing need in northern California, Allen Wong

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Revenue generating and profitability practices of university-based continuing dental education programs, Jane F. Wright-Hayes

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: CAMBRA: An examination of change in the dental profession, Douglas Young

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Academic achievement factors in children with chronic illness: A report based on the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, from the Study of Early Child Care, Sheava T. Zadeh

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Effects of Ainp2 and beta-tubulin on the Arnt-dependent signaling pathways, Tianmin Tianmin Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

Dissertation/Thesis: Teaching ESL, Nancy Lynn Anderson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: From “no go” to “Yo Co”: Smithsonian adminstrators' perceptions of Public Affairs strategies to create relationships to attract, educate, & retain Young Cosmopolitans, Elisa Maria Barosso

Dissertation/Thesis: The effects of acquired disability on interpersonal relationships in Japan : an intercultural approach, Jeffrey L. Berglund

Dissertation/Thesis: Molecular identification of silk proteins in the gumfooted lines and attachment discs of the black widow spider, latrodectus hesperus, Eric M. Blasingame

Dissertation/Thesis: Characterization of a novel aggregate-gland-derived spider silk protein in Latrodectus Hesperus : from sequence to propsoed function, Tiffany Blasingame

Dissertation/Thesis: Fish and mammals of the lower Calaveras River, Stockton, CA, Sara D. Blocker

Dissertation/Thesis: Burning protests, the rhetoric of agitation and control of the journey of harmony tour, Kathleen Bruce

Dissertation/Thesis: Diatoms of the genus thalassiosira from the tidal San Joaquin River, Stockton CA, USA, Karen Lynne Burr

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Perceived factors influencing post-secondary enrollment and economic stability of single and married mothers in Utah, Angelina M. Campos-Rosenthal

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Perceptions of critical strategies and challenges for shaping Masters' programs in public relations in California universities, Gina Rae Carranza

Dissertation/Thesis: Usual dietary intake among chronic fatigue syndrome patients, Alexandra M. Caspero

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A pharmacodynamic model of the role of 5-HT2A and GABAA receptors in the delay in the onset of action of SSRIS, Patrick G. Chan

Dissertation/Thesis: The importance of intercultural willingness-to-communicate in reducing ethnocentrism and behaviors associated with ethnocentrism, Christine M. Collaço

Dissertation/Thesis: The creation of the Khalsa : a study into the rhetorical strategies of collective identity transformation, Raman Kaur Deol

Dissertation/Thesis: International public relations : perceptions of the effects of language usage and culture on codes of professional standards, Ashley Gayle Dolezal

Dissertation/Thesis: Identification and characterization of BEN1, a novel microtubule associated protein in fission yeast, Benjamin Alan Escotto

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Teaching laundry skills to individuals with mental illness: A comparison of three task analyses, Nirupa Ruth Fenn

Dissertation/Thesis: Characterization of TvDMC1 and TvSOD6 expression and function in trichomonas vaginalis, Nathalie Emma-Marie Foray

Dissertation/Thesis: Ideology in California : the role of oppositional interaction as a strategy in the campaign for Proposition 8, Kasey Christopher Gardner

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Closing the academic achievement gap: Perceived responsibilities and practices of site level administrators from high -achieving, high poverty schools, Michael V. Gonzales

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Skills, duties, and responsibilties of regional campus leaders, David Dean Gualco

Dissertation/Thesis: T-RFLP analysis of bacterial 16S rRNA gene sequences isolated from river otter (Lontra canadensis) scat and parasite screening for the presence of Toxoplasma gondii, Aubree Marie Gustafson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Instructional leaders' perceptions of the impact of AB 1725 on faculty hiring in California community colleges, Cathleen Hebert-Swartzer

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Association between criminal thinking and reading level, Karen L. Heintschel

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Electrophysiological studies of the interaction between ciprofloxacin and biphenylacetic acid at neuronal receptors and ion channels, Ryoko Hirakawa

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Attentional blink: The role of profanity and taboo words, Sue D. Hobbs

Dissertation/Thesis: Gender differences in aortic endothelial function in a rat model of streptozotocin-induced diabetes : possible role of superoxide and cyclooxygenase, Avantika Kekatpure

Dissertation/Thesis: Characterization of the Mata pre-, Daniel Kim

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Students' perceptions of the admissions process for a program for internationally -trained dentists, Patricia Ann King

Dissertation/Thesis: Practitioners' insights on intercultural predeparture training : design and practices, Brenda Joyce Koller

Dissertation/Thesis: Ba in the American context : an exploration of Japanese in U.S. workplaces, Hideki Kono

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Binding induced enzyme activated methotrexate-α-peptide prodrugs for integrin targeted drug delivery, Phanidhara R. Kotamraj

Dissertation/Thesis: Identification of an aqueous glue protein, SCP-2, and the development of a polyclonal antiserum against the bHLH transcription factor SGSF in Latrodectus Hesperus, Coby Ann La Mattina