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

The Art of Sungazing, Jane Ann Mortkowitz

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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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

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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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

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The Exploration of Machiavellianism, Logan Taylor Penticuff

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Biotic Assessment Of Two Central Kentucky Streams: Examining The Effects Of Wastewater Treatment And Anthropogenic Disturbance, Daniel John Ratterman

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Factors That Affect Developmental Education In Rural Appalachia, Erin Leigh Reasor

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Enzyme Analysis of Oxidatively Modified Proteins Post-TBI, Brittany Rice

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Assessing the impact of first-year experience courses on student success in Community and Technical Colleges, Luv'Tesha L. Robertson

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An Equity Council and the Struggle to Transform a School District, Grace Tara Rodriguez

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An evaluation of the college readiness of graduating English language learners in Utah public schools., Lizette L. Rogers

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Self Dual Codes and the Indecomposable Building Blocks, Nathan John Russell

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Stakeholders' Knowledge Impacting the Academic and Social-Emotional Needs of Twice-Exceptional Students in Kentucky, Katrina Ann Sexton

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A Novel Forensic DNA Profiling Method Based On Molecular Beacons Without Dna Purification, Benjamin C. Shaw

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Examining The Lived Experiences Of Families Who Have Adopted Children And Received Occupational Therapy Services, David Simpson

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A Vegetation-Based Index of Biotic Integrity for Wetlands of Kentucky, Noelle Newman Smith

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The Association Between Achievement On Kentucky’s College Readiness Assessments And The Intervention Delivery Method Provided To Underprepared Twelfth Grade Mathematics Students, Barbara Darlene Spurlock

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Transitioning an On-Campus Graduate Nursing Program to a Distance Learning Environment: Do Online Students Perform as Well?, Brandi Stocker

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"You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive": Using FX's Justified to Form A Cultural Understanding of Crime in Harlan County, Kentucky, Morgan Stone

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American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) may use tail-pumping to maintain balance, Joshua Suich

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An Elliptic Exploration, David Curtis Swart

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The Effect of Learning Communities on Freshman Student Retention Rates and GPA at a Public 4-Year Institution of Higher Education, Ashley Matthews Sweat

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Relationships and Sports: Mechanisms in Relational Motivation and Its Impact on Athletic Performance, Alexandra Szarabajko

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Lived Experience of Collegiate Athletes with Season Ending Injuries, Leah Thomas Thomas

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Comparability of SIRS and SIRS-2 Classifications with External Response Bias Criteria, Jessica Lynn Tylicki

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The Military's Dirty Little Secret: Military Sexual Trauma Policies and Implications for Survivors, Jessica Bailey Marie Vanburen

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Best Practices in Tutoring Services and the Impact of Required Tutoring on High-Risk Students, Lara Kristin Vance

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Family Preferences for Childcare in Central Kentucky, Sarah Taylor Vanover

Butterflies Thrive On Octane, Phillip Wenturine

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Recruitment of monocytes to the pre-ovulatory ovary, Alex Paige Whitaker

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When Focusing on Differences Leads to Similar Perspectives: A Replication Study of Todd, Hanko, Galinsky, and Mussweiler (2011), Cassie Marie Whitt

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The Lived Experience of Informal Caregivers of Chronic Stroke Patients, Ann Snider Wigginton

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The Experience of Adults with Chronic Stroke who have Participated in Occupation-Based or Modified Constraint Induced Interventions as a Part of a Research Study, Ariel Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Current Status Of Safety In High School Chemical Laboratories In Kentucky, Ahmed Rashed Alyammahi

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Distribution, Movement, and Ecology of Etheostoma spilotum (Gilbert), the Kentucky Arrow Darter, in Gilberts Big Creek and Elisha Creek, Red Bird River Basin, Clay and Leslie Counties, Kentucky, Jonathan Bradley Baxter

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Fire Service Leadership and the Impact of Civil and Criminal Litigation on Officer Recruitment and Retention, Cameron Edward Borchert

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Everybody Matters: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Support Services Available to Survivors of Human Trafficking in Central Kentucky, Arika Morgan Bow

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Dual Credit in Southeast Kentucky: Accelerating Appalachian Success or a Mode to Regress, Roger A. Bowling

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The Relationship Between Personality Type And Exercise Motivation, Kayla Michelle Bowman

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The Vascular Flora of Boyle County, KY, Heidi M. Braunreiter

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The relationship between coaching environment and athlete attributional style, Una Britton

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The Effects on Acute Power Production Enhancement and Maintenance due to Pre-workout Supplementation in Recreationally trained College Aged Males., Mark Travis Byrd

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Fate Of Captive-Reared Bobwhite Quail Released In Central Kentucky, Adam Carter

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Militarization And Modern Gaming: An Analysis Of The Relationship Of The Military And The Video Game Industry, Steven Chapman