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 in the Silent Study Zone located on the 4th floor of the University Building. Browse the list of print theses written prior to Fall 2010.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Fear of Crime Through the Ears of a Murderino: The Effect of True Crime Podcasts on Fear of Crime, Elizabeth June Bailey

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The Heinrich Model: Determining Contemporary Relevance, Bryan P. Basford

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The Effects Of Caffeine Supplementation When Manipulating The Time Of Ingestion Prior To Simulated Rugby Union Activity, Zachary William Bell

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Self-Regulated Learning In A Rural, South-Central Kentucky Middle School, Tammy Dungan Board

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Air Consumption and Air Management in the Fire Service, Otis Wesley Broderick

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Enhancing Child Self-Confidence Of Occupational Performance Through The Use Of A Movement Program, Emily Coleman

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Analysis of Employment Outcomes and Leadership Practices for Middle Managers Completing a Leadership Development Program, Tammy Denise Cole

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Bombs, Bikinis, and Godzilla: America's Fear and Fascination of the Atomic Bomb as Evidenced Through Popular Media, 1946-1962., Joshua Samuel Scott Cornett

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Euphoria: The Transition from Prescription Opioids to Heroin in Kentucky, Alexander Ryan Cundiff

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African American Males, Mentorship, And University Success: A Qualitative Study, Taurean M. Douglas

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Examining the Impact on Praxis for Children with Sensorimotor Deficits, Sara Elizabeth Durham

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Exploring Parents' Experiences of Raising a Child with Sensorimotor Impairments and Expectations for Leisure Participation, Emily Eicher

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The Tower: Prison architecture and the verticality of carcerality, Jordan Frazier

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Teacher Thoughts on Infographics as Alternative Assessment: A Post-Secondary Educational Exploration, Glen Bruce Gover

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Dementia: Incorporating Families And Caregivers In Direct Speech-Language Intervention, Jocelyn Hartley

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Latent Fingerprint Enhancement on a Brass Metal Surface using Paint Electrodeposition, Reika D. Haskell

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The Effectiveness of the Student Support Service Program on Retention at a Rural Community College, Deborah D. Hodge

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The Impact of Sexual Assault on College Students' Daily Occupations: A Phenomenological Approach, Lee Ann Hodge

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A Dark Reflection of Society: Analyzing Cultural Representations of State Control in Black Mirror, Carl Russell Huber

Use of Song Types by Male Carolina Chickadees (Poecile carolinensis), Laura H. Jessup

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Exploring the Experiences of Young Adult Rock Musicians Through an Occupational Lens, Brooke E. King

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The Devil in the Details: Popular Demonology, Addiction and Criminology, Kyra Ann Martinez

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Habitat use by wintering passerines in fire-managed forests along the U.S. Gulf Coast, Justin Michael Michaud

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Breaking the Binary: Negotiating Space and Power in Course-Embedded Consulting, Courtnie Jude Morin

The Art of Sungazing, Jane Ann Mortkowitz

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The Role of Psychological Capital and the Areas of Worklife Model in Predicting Job Burnout, Sylwia K. Oles

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Development of a Medium Scale Apparatus for Testing & Teaching Dispersed Dust Flame Effects, David Petrow

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Product Packaging, Pester Power, & Preschoolers, Casie Prible

Development Of Novel Breast Cancer Chemotherapeutics Directed Towards The Attenuation Of Metastatic And Chemo-Resistant Breast Cancer, Joseph Daniel Rollins

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Visual Processing Ability: Early Predictor Of Inferential Language And Phonemic Awareness Ability, Leanna Marie Rowlette

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Appraising The Current Status Of The National Institute For Occupational Safety And Health's Fatality Assessment Control Evaluation Program, Douglas Schwindt

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Masks of the Dark Goddess in Arthurian Literature: Origin and Evolution of Morgan le Fay, John Christopher Shearer

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Waterparks' Impact On Rural Communities In Eastern Kentucky, Stephen M. Sims

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Ergonomics Programs In Kentucky's Nursing Homes, David Stumbo

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The Relationship Between Advanced Academic Services And College Readiness Among Public High School Students In Rural Remote Appalachian Kentucky, Franklin Brian Thomas

Farpointe: The Ice Princess Chronicles: Book 2, Kelsey Shea Weber

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Experiences of Postpartum Women in One Residential Treatment Facility for Substance Use Disorders: A Qualitative Case Study, Rebecca Jo Williams

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The Effect Of A Teacher Preparation Program On Teacher Preparedness From The Perspective Of First-Year Teachers And Their Principals, Christi Dee Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Assessing the Effectiveness of Safety Training Provided To Corrections Personnel in Appalachia, Ali K. Al Yammahi

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The Implications of the Turnaround Process on a Rural Kentucky High School: Teacher Perspectives, Sonya Edwina Anglin

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Movement Patterns of the Kentucky Arrow Darter (Etheosotma spilotum), Frecklebelly Darter (Percina stictogaster), and Southern Redbelly Dace (Chrosomus erythrogaster) in Elisha Creek and Gilbert's Big Creek, Red Bird River, Kentucky., Colin Arnold

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Faculty of Color at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System: A Survey of Ethnic Diversity, Geographic Location, and Personal Perspectives, Linda Karen Ballard

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Low-Dimensional Reality-Based Algebras, Rachel Victoria Barber

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Graduation Rates of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Concentrators in Kentucky: A Comparative Study, Seve L. Bennett

Going Home, Clinton Blake

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Anonymity, Cybercrime, and the Connection to Cryptocurrency, Jesse D. Bray

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Come, Set a Spell: A Novel in Stories, Ansley M. Bredar

Sorry Horses, Douglas Forrest Brewer

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Characteristics, contexts, and possible functions of the vocalizations of Blue Jays, Dustin Eric Brewer

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A Mediacentric Examination Of The Corporate Psychopath, Pamela Martha Brooks

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The Effects of Strong Ties on Socialization, Colton Alan Burgess

Grave Desires, Lisa Ann Chapman

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Nixon's Wars: Secrecy, Watergate, and the CIA, Chris Collins

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Investigating Key Components of Classroom Engagement in Workforce Development Programming, Susan Leslie Cornelius

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Identifications of Challenges and Success Factors of Females Entering and Advancing in the Profession of Emergency Management, Audra Cronen

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The Monochromatic Column Problem: The Prime Case, Loran Elizabeth Crowell

Rail and Tie, Rebecca Daff

Collected Snow Globes, Bernard Fredrick Deville

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Role Of Community Participation In Improving Quality Of Life In Clients With Dementia And Their Caregivers, Mridula Dhamija

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The Imperativeness of the Inclusion of Multiple Intelligences in Safety Training, Melissa Diers-Sarasin

Saw Briers, Cecile Gale Dixon

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Carving a New Notch in the Bible Belt: Rescuing the Women of Kentucky, Molly Dunn

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Wetland Condition Matters: Amphibian Richness and Abundance Change Across Wetland Condition Gradient, Kari Dupler

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Toward the Synthesis and Characterization of Pb-Doped ZnS Nanocrystals for Solar Energy Applications, Allison Durr

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Efficiency of the TargeTron Gene Knockout System as a Transformative Protocol for the Mutagenesis of Listeria monocytogenes, Hilaree Noele Frazier

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Law Enforcement’s Social Media Punitive Anomaly, Christopher Lloyd Freeman

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The Stress of Her Disregard: Britannia’s Suez Fiasco in Consideration of Anglo-American Diplomacy, Matthew Gerth

Barefoot and Bindi-ed, Kristian Goli

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Graduating Associate Degree Nursing Students: Keeping Students on Track, Marisa Ellen Greer

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Assessing the effects of prescribed fire on foraging bats at Mammoth Cave National Park after the arrival of White-nose Syndrome, Rachael Elizabeth Griffitts

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A Comparison of School Suspension Rates and Number of Days Suspended between African-American and Caucasian Males, Jeffrey D. Herron-Rodgers

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Teacher Perception Of Principal Leadership Practices: Impacting Teachers' Sense Of Self-Efficacy In Rural Appalachia Kentucky, Brandon Lee Hibbard

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Impact Of Instructional Coaches On Elementary Mathematical Achievement, Kayla Marie Hibbard

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The Impact of Compliance with a Certified Accreditation Standard for Municipal Fire Departments, David Ryan Hickel

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A Qualitative Pilot Study Of Aging Women’s Physical Activity Experiences In One University Fitness And Wellness Center, Alexis Hobbs

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Developmental Education: Resilience and Academic Success in Rural Appalachian Students, Sandy Holbrook

Panspermia, Lance Hood

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Anthropogenic Influence on Blackfin Sucker (Thoburnia atripinnis) Distribution, in the Upper Barren River System, Kentucky and Tennessee, Christa Rose Hurak

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School Accountability Grades: The Influence Of Student And School Characteristics, Tara Isaacs

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Molecular Basis of Sex Differences in Cardiac Hypertrophy and Heart Failure, Maya James

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Policing Celebratory Behavior: Tactical vs. Relationship, a Micro Study of Lexington Kentucky Police Response, Gregg Nelson Jones

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An Evaluation of Educator Perceptions Regarding the Level of Family Engagement in Appalachian Kentucky Schools with Middle Grade Students, Penelope Ann Jordan

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Galápagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollekaeki) Play Behaviors on San Cristóbal Island, Ecuador, Mary Ann Kincer

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Female Agency in Religious Disassembly of Culture: Where Do Women Fit In?, Megan Elizabeth Kirby

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Smallest Eigenvalues For A Fractional Boundary Value Problem With A Fractional Boundary Condition, Angela Koester

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An Examination of Intrinsic Existence Value Towards Wildlife of Columbus Zoo and Aquariums Tourists: Evaluating the Impact of Behind the Scenes Programming, Robert Maxwell Lakes

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On the Shithouse Wall: The Communicative Value of Latrinalia, Thomas Lively

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The Deaf Experience in a Hearing Medical World, Sarah Kaylynn Lykins

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Experiences Of Non-Traditional Female College Students With Bipolar Disorder, Taylor Lynn Massie

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Nemo's Plight: Political Economy, Green-Cultural Criminology, and Fish Abuse, Jordan Edward Mazurek

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Chaos Criminology: A Critical Inquiry, Adrienne Leigh McCarthy

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Intercultural Learning Perspectives of World Language Educators in Kentucky, Ernest Luke McClees

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An Unprecedented Research Project into the Alcohol Retention Variation of Flavored Spirits, Armanda Fae McFadden

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Comparative Case Study Analysis of Combustible Dust Explosions: Determining the Need for an OSHA Combustible Dust Standard, Johnna Denise McKee

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Amphibian Community Composition And Disease Susceptibility In Ridge-Top Wetlands Of The Daniel Boone National Forest, Audrey Lauren McTaggart

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Effectiveness of an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Component, Visual and Perceptual Skills: Analyzing Student Response to Searching, Identifying, Predicting, Deciding, and Executing Skills, Christopher Bradley Millard

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Factors influencing pre-fledging mass recession of nestling Tree Swallows, Katrina DeAnn Reeda Moeller

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Development And Evaluation Of A Firefighter Physical Performance Program For Undergraduate Fire And Safety Students, Jessica Ann Moody

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Beliefs And Motivations Of Foreign Language Learners, Noriko Okura

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Strain and the School Shooter: A Theoretical Approach to the Offender's Perspective, Jessica Suzanne Palumbo