This collection includes theses and dissertations submitted electronically beginning with the Fall 2010 semester.

All theses written prior to Fall 2010 are available at EKU Libraries. Please search the library catalog and add the words “eastern thesis” to your search to help narrow the results.

To browse these theses and dissertations by academic department or program, please go to the Research Unit, Center or Department page.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Effect of Appalachian Regional Dialect on Performance Appraisal and Leadership Perceptions, Amie Sparks Ball

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The Consort, Cynthia Ann Behunin

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The Art of Collaboration in Academic and Clinical Partnerships, Kelsey Spencer Bennett

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Bankster's Paradise: The Importance Of Discourse In Creating A Haven For Criminogenic Banks In The United States, Maria Jacqueline Bordt

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The Effectiveness Of Manipulatives In A High School Algebra II Class, Brooke Elizabeth Bruins

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Improving Occupational Performance using Therapeutic Activities on a Geropsychiatric Unit, Brenda L. Cain

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Landsat Evaluation Of Trumpeter Swan Historical Nesting Sites In Yellowstone National Park, Laura Elizabeth Cockrell

An Envoy, Courtney Anne Combs

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The Relationship of Collegiate Athletic and Recreational Sports Involvement to Student Success and Persistence, Gregory Joseph Corack

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Student Voices on High School Mathematics Teaching And Learning: College Student Voices on Teacher Behaviors and Actions Impacting High School Mathematics Achievement, Elizabeth Anne Crane

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Management Commitment In Occupational Safety And Health As It Relates To Federal Agency Programs, John Sterling Crumbley

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Tensions Of Violence, Social Harm, And Profit: An Examination Of The National Football League, Jonathan Anthony Felden

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Retaking Summative Assessments at the High School Level, Katherine Gray

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A Comparative Study between Army Civilian Workforce and Private Industry Workforce Workers' Compensation Claims Management, Melanie Claire Hart

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How Not Being Able to Drive Can Affect Routines and Occupations Related to Transportation, Stedmon Deon Hopkins

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The Effects of Family Supportive Supervisor Behaviors (FSSB) on Work and Health Related Outcomes, Dorothy Abigail Blaine Johnson

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Interactions between Eastern Newts and Wood Frogs in an anthropogenically altered wetland system in eastern Kentucky, Chelsea S. Kross

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Visitor Perceptions of Black Bear Management Options in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Robert Maxwell Lakes

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Exploring the Responsibilities of Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers: An Examination of Citations Issued by Kentucky Conservation Officers, Conrad Morgan Lanham

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Experience Of Occupational Therapists Practicing In Rural Kenya, Picoty Cherotich Leitich

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Green and Grey: Water Justice, Privatization, and Resistance, William McClanahan

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Using GIS To Evaluate The Kentucky Wetland Rapid Assessment Method, Douglas Robert Mott

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Benefits of a Multi-Generational Workforce: Perceptions of Age-Friendly Work Environments, Aneeta Alysha Noorani

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The Vascular Flora of Garrard County, Kentucky, William Overbeck

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The Effects of Active Recovery during High Intensity Resistance Training on Lactate Clearance in Collegiate Athletes, Christopher Alexander Perry

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The Heroin Problem: Learning From Past Experiments In Narcotic Maintenance, Ashley Marie Phillips

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The Effectiveness of Risk Assessment Training on Self-Reported Safe Behaviors of Employees of a Manufacturing Organization, Jeffrey Tate Preston

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Benthic Macroinvertebrate Community Responses to a Headwater Valley Restoration at Slabcamp Creek, Rowan Co., Kentucky, Nicholas Primo Revetta

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Compliance of SCBA Training in the Lexington Fire Department, Jordan Peter Saas

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Physical, Emotional, and Competitive Aggression Tendencies in Contact and Non-Contact Collegiate Athletes, Samyra Rose Safraoui

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Culture and the Sweet 16 Boys Basketball Tournament, James Corey Sayre

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the Intensive Care Unit, Jonathan Todd Sizemore

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The Occupational Participation of a Family of Children with Disabilities, Kim Steele

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Social Class and Capital Punishment: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis, Jennifer L. Tilley

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An Examination of the Day of Week and Sampling on Injury Occurrence, Michael D. Turner

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Algorithms for Solving the Discrete Logarithm Problem, Ryan Edward Whaley

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Saul Cyriaque & the Siren of Jean Lafitte, Laura E. Wooffitt

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The Description of Life Experiences of a Person with Pediatric-Onset Tetraplegia During His Upper Teen and Young Adult Years, Kelsey M. Yarberry

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Nowhere To Go: The Trend To Criminalize The Nation's Homeless, Jessica Anderson

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Examining the Role of Race, Gender, and Class in African-American Police Perceptions in Rural Kentucky, Paul Maxwell Blackhurst

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Relationship Between Personality And Exercise Motivation In Weight Loss, Leanna Beth Bowles

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Factors Influencing College Attendance of Appalachian Kentucky Students Participating in a Federal Educational Talent Search Program, William Bowling

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A Case Study of One Service Member With Traumatic Limb Loss and the Decision of Whether or not to Return to Duty, Carly Braun

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Effective Methods of Formative Assessment, Chelse Rae Bugg

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Increasing Automaticity, Sara Burns

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The Effects Of An Education Recovery Team On Teacher Professional Practices, Collective Teacher Efficacy And Student Acheivement In Persistently Low Achieving Schools, Stella Ann Burns

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Wintering white-throated sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis): home ranges, aggression and corticosterone, Marissa Ann Buschow

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Gaussian Amicable Pairs, Ranthony Ashley Clark

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Relationships Between Teacher Perceptions Of Principal Leadership And Student Achievement In Kentucky Appalachian High Schools, James I. Dantic

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The Impact Of Orientation Programming On Student Success Outcomes At A Rural Community College, James M. Davis

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"It's Like We Were Being Watched ... Like There Were Only 3 Walls, And Not a Fourth Wall": Manifestations of Metafiction in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Caleb Randall Dempsey-Richardson

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Understanding Playground Behaviors And Injury Potential To Elementary Children, Ronald Gene Dotson

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An Examination of the Role of Macro- and Micro-Level Processes in John Adams's Phrygian Gates, James Edward Evans

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Factors That Contribute To Success In Policing Based On Prior Military Experience, Thomas Salem Fagan

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An Examination of Teacher Efficacy on Student Achievement in Regional Juvenile Detention Centers and Youth development Centers in Kentucky, Scott Tyrone Ferguson

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A Look at the Deaths of Career and Volunteer Firefighters in America: Who has the Higher Rate of Death?, Matthew Joseph Flanagan

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Examining the value of fire prevention inspections in commercial occupancies, Philip Steven Gairson

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Choice of College Major: An Exploration of Appalachian Female Choice of an Early Childhood Education Major, Lisa Newton Gannoe

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Validation Of Kentucky Wetlands Rapid Assessment Method (ky-Wram) Metrics Using Macroinvertebrate Communities Of Forested Depressional Wetlands, Britney Yvonne Garrison

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Exploring the Utilization of Applications as a Form of Augmentative and Alternative Communication by Speech-Language Pathologists, Joselyn Rae Gilbert

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Effects Of Thermal Acclimation On The Critical Thermal Maxima Of The Tropical Cockroaches: Blaptica Dubia, Eublaberus Posticus And Blaberus Discoidalis (blaberidae), Lauren Michelle Goode

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Facultative adjustment of pre-fledging mass recession by nestling Chimney Swifts (Chaetura pelagica), Sagan Brianne Goodpaster

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Suicide Terrorism: Understanding the Mindset and Motives, Joshua Daniel Goss

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The Effects of Fatigue on a Dual-Task Postural Control Measure, Allisha R. Guzdial

Implications of Perceived Interactional Injustice: A Meta-Analytic Approach, Joshua James Hager

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Backboards and Browsers: A Qualitative Examination of the Experiences of Division I Student-Athletes in Online Courses, Jonathan Patrick Healy

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Effects of Variation in Hunger Levels on Begging Behavior of Nestlings and the Provsioning Behavior of Male and Female Eastern Phoebes, Christopher Adam Heist

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Safety On A Drilling Rig: Is It Safety Culture?, Jonathan Wade Henson

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Rejecting the rejecters: The latent effect of policy on subculture, Ethan Maxwell Higgins

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Sexual Victimization Among Sorority Women, Amanda Hinkel

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Relationship Between a Proxy of Prenatal Testosterone (2D:4D) and Determinants of Endurance Running Performance, Simon D. Holzapfel

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Music Piracy and Its Criminalization: Understanding the Napster Era (1999) to Present Through Donald Black's Theory of Moral Time, Craig Robert Jankowski

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Relationships among Self-Construal, Goal Motives, and Goal Outcomes and the Moderating Effects of Culture, Tao Jiang

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Predicting Inmate Economic Conflict In Female Housing Units: Individual Factors Versus Social Climate Factors, Polina Andreyevna Karpova

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Positive Solutions, Existence Of Smallest Eigenvalues, And Comparison Of Smallest Eigenvalues Of A Fourth Order Three Point Boundary Value Problem, Sarah Schulz King`

Confessions of a Scaredy Cat, Todd King

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A Study of Rural Police Leadership Behaviors in Kentucky: A Full Range Perspective, Frank P. Kubala Jr.

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The State Of Health And Safety Program Management As It Pertains To OSHA In The Funeral Industry: A Formative Analysis, Brad William Kuchnicki

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A Deconstruction of Dexter: An Analysis of Noble Cause Corruption Within a Crime Drama, Alyssa Lawrence

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Impact of Disability on Celebration of Wedding Anniversaries, Emily Lemaster

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A Case Study of Two Rural Elementary Schools: What Are The Identified Characteristics That Make School A Outperform School B In Reading?, Emily Taylor Finley Levey

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Double Standards In Self-Deception: The Development Of The Self-Other Double Standards Scale, Benjamin T. Lindsay

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Children with ASD and their Experience of Friendship and Co-occupation, Joshua Eric Line

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Perceptions Of Athletic Training Services Of Japanese Collegiate Student Athletes, Jun Matsuno

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Examination of Racial Bias on the MMPI-2 Restructured Form among African Americans and Caucasians, Willie Floyd McBride III

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The Effectiveness of an Emergency and Defensive Driving Techniques Course Component: Analyzing Student Response to Searching, Identifying, Predicting, Deciding and Executing Skills, Christopher Bradley Millard

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The Sensory Processing Patterns and Activity Choices of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Mixed-Methods Case Study, Valerie Miller

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A Bridge Program's Effect on Non-College Ready Student Veterans, Brett Eugene Morris

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Risk to public safety posed by adjudicated delinquent juvenile sex offenders: Do they really need to register, Donna Susan Mynatt

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Police Deception: A Survey of EKU Students, Jason Anthony Nicholson

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Breeding Biology Of Chuck-Will's-Widows: Incubation, Brooding, And Provisioning Behavior And Characteristics Of Nest Sites, Ryan Sean O'Connor

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The Effects of Trust on Organizational Citizenship Behaviors: A Meta-Analysis, Matthew Vincent Petrella

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The Relationship Between Teacher Efficacy and Use of Data to Inform Instruction in Two Turnaround Middle Schools, Peggy Conrad Petrilli

Like So Many Purple Boughs, Lisa M. Schmidley

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The First Ten Years: a Descriptive Analysis of Presentation Abstracts of the SSO: USA, 2002 to 2011, Amanda Schneider

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Applications Of Leggett Williams Type Fixed Point Theorems To A Second Order Difference Equation, Charley Lockhart Seelbach

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Assessment of motility and hemolytic activity in clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii from University of Kentucky hospital, Lexington, KY, Amber R. Stanton

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Expectation vs. Perspective: A personal experience of completing transition from high school to community, Katherine Steinman

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Differences In Training Programs And Time Trial Performances Of Teenage Sprint Freestyle Swimmers, John Andrew Stratman

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Population Distribution and Abundance of the Blackfin Sucker (Thoburnia atripinnis) in the Upper Barren River System, Kentucky and Tennessee., Cory Daniel Stringfield