Seniors in EKU's Honors Program participate in a faculty mentored process that demonstrates the students' ability to locate, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information, in an ethical manner, in order to produce meaningful scholarship. The Honor Senior Thesis, typically a capstone paper or creative project, is the culmination of this process.

Follow

Honors Theses from 2016

PDF

Academic Mentorship in Honors, Victoria L. Abbott

PDF

Does the Music Really Matter?, Anna Adkins

PDF

The Effects of the Alexander Technique on the Performance of Music Students, Heather Amos

PDF

"El Bloqueo" and the Initial Changes to Expect in Cuba Following its Repeal, Justin B. Asher

PDF

Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies: Treating Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Autumn K. Baisden

PDF

The Hard Road to Higher Education: United States Veterans in College, Justin T. Baldwin

PDF

Elephant Lifeguards: Working with Park Management to Reduce Poaching in Kafue National Park, Zambia, Rebecca M. Banks

PDF

Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Commercial DNA Swabs and Kits, Shelby L. Banks

PDF

Isolating Factors that Influence Grazing Patterns in Dairy Cattle, Julia N. Barney Mrs.

PDF

A Study of Police Brutality and Excessive Use of Force: A Mock Trial Case Problem, Matthew I. Boggs

PDF

Research Methods Used to Study Pharmacological Intervention of Nicotine-Induced Breast Cancer Formation and Metastasis, Bethany Breakall

PDF

Creativity Benefits and the Creativity Crisis, Sarah W. Bucknam

PDF

An Artistic and Anthropological Look at the Pottery of the Kichwa, Haley R. Burton

PDF

An Examination of the Use of Lethal Force in Policing, Clark J. Cahill

PDF

Breaking the Myth of the Audiopile, Steven C. Campbell 5490829

PDF

Global Citizenship Preparedness at Eastern Kentucky University and its Benchmark Learning Institutions: Assessing Undergraduate Growth and Social Awareness, Susan P. Campbell

PDF

Combating Religious Divisiveness with Cosmopolitanism, Patrick K. Carter

Influencing Factors on End of Life Care Decisions, Ryann N. Conley

PDF

History of Education in Oppressed Groups: A Comparative Study of Deaf and Native American Education, Caitlyn J. Cook

PDF

Suffering Sappho! Female Friendships in Superhero Comics, 1940s to 1960s and Today, Hannah R. Costelle

PDF

The Calusa and Early Spanish Settlement: An Archaeological-Historic Analysis of Early European Contact in Southern Florida, Rylan Cromer

PDF

Stronger Together: The Reality of Humanities Curriculum in a STEM Focused Era, Morgan Dalton

PDF

Persistence and Variability of Snag Resources at Taylor Fork Ecological Area, Caitlin N. Davis

PDF

Oil Dries Used in Arson Scenes: New Absorbent Material, Jessica D. Dove

PDF

Legislation to Optimize the Success of Industrial Hemp in Kentucky, Rachel Droege

PDF

Xenophobia: Creating a Measurable Scale and Applying it to the 2016 Presidential Candidates, Isis Girgis

PDF

What’s The Buzz All About? Creating Understanding of Colony Collapse Disorder, Kristen Marie Gosnell

PDF

Mindfulness in Education: A Literary Analysis and Program Proposal, Halle Graham

PDF

David Hume and Causation, John B. Hagan

PDF

Cultural Appropriation and Fashion: A Line to Clarify the Line, Lauren N. Holloway

PDF

A 2000 Year Old Question: A Look at the Resurrection Theory and Those That Oppose It, Shannon E. Horn

PDF

Gender Inequality in the Educational Job Market, Rebecca Jaggers

PDF

Kentucky Wastewater Treatment Plants and the Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance Genes, Anthony Jeck

PDF

Visual Identity: Creating a Visual Identity for Corbin, Kentucky, Jordan D. Jung

PDF

Noise Levels of Factory-Installed Car Stereos, Jared M. Kendrick

PDF

Supersymmetry Search at the ATLAS Detector, Joseph E. Lambert

PDF

The Canine Genome: Discoveries, Applications, and Future Potential, Rachael Lander

PDF

How to Save a Life: The Effect of Message Format and Strength on Persuasiveness in Public Safety Messages, Katherine A. Lauber

PDF

Brain Drain vs. Rural Return: Dueling Narratives of Appalachia, Tara E. Leisure

PDF

Fabric Wicking with Microfluidics and Immunoassay, Nicole R. Lindsey

PDF

Keeping Up with the College Mom, Christina N. Ludwig

PDF

Interpreting Federal Funding for Performing Arts: Why It Remains a Necessity, Amy MacAdams

PDF

Should bloggers be held to the same standards of defamation as print journalists? A mock trial case., Allie A. Maples

PDF

Exposing Modern Day Slavery: A Look at Abolition Efforts in Thailand and the Effects for Future Efforts, Hannah March

PDF

Winter Ecology and Behavior of Eastern Towhees at Taylor Fork Ecological Area, Megan Martin

PDF

Occupational Differences in Play between Monolingual and Bilingual Children in Kentucky, Miranda Massey

PDF

“Keeping Down the Underground:” The Underrated Value of Indie Music Scenes as Economic Development Tools for Small American Cities, Meghan McKinney

PDF

Application of Neural Networks for Intelligent Video Game Character Artificial Intelligences, Simon D. Mikulcik

PDF

Genealogy, Faith, and the Widows’ Plea: The Widows’ Role in Ancient Israel and Early Christianity, Audrey A. Miller

PDF

Are We Serious About Science? A Study on the Prevalence and Method of Teaching Science in K-5, and Associated Influences, Kasondra K. Miller

PDF

Teambuilding in the Classroom, Brooke Morris

PDF

Cocaine and Massively Multi-user Online Role Playing Games, a Comparison of Two Different Forms of Addiction, Devin Morton

PDF

Antibiotic Resistance in Kentucky: Where Do We Go from Here, Kimberly N. Mosley Mrs.

PDF

The Health Implications of Nicotine from Cigarette Smoke: Should Third Hand Smoke be a Concern?, Rachel Q. Muir

PDF

Use of Force: A Case Study Analysis, Christopher A. Murner

PDF

Yoga’s Impact on Chronic Conditions based on the Association with Common Risk Factors., Dominique Norris

PDF

From Callboxes to Facebook: An Exploratory Study on the Relationship between Police Reform and Media over Time, Cassandra O'Bryan

PDF

Shared Book Reading Practices in the Daycare Setting, Sarah Oliver

PDF

The Science of Aging: Defending the Programmed Theory, haley parsons

PDF

The Effects of Perceived Socioeconomic Status on Helping Behaviors, Tiffani R. Peel

PDF

Family Factors and School, Michael Pierce

PDF

"Literally Psycho"--Empathy For Those Who Have None, Through The Use Of Literature, Tyla Poindexter

PDF

Constructing a Basketball Offensive System, Christian Pope

PDF

A Case Study in Psychopathy: Richard Kuklinski, The Iceman, Jennifer Portman

PDF

The Decline of Community-Based Education: One-Room Schoolhouses of Eastern Kentucky, Mallory Puckett

PDF

Rescuing Victims of Human Trafficking: Strategies and Solutions, Andrew J. Pullins

PDF

Exploring the Intersectional Experiences of Minority Female Authors of Speculative Fiction, Symone Purcell

PDF

Establishing the Place of Teen Dating Violence and Young Adult Literature in the Secondary Classroom, Katherine M. Regis

PDF

Efficiency in Video Game Code: Is One Method Better Than The Other?, Christopher Reynolds

PDF

Beginning Band Pedagogy: Starting Students on the Path to Success, Jordan Riddell

PDF

Gunning for Gun Control: A State by State Analysis of the Effects of Gun Control Policies on Firearm Mortality Rates, Jade L. Robinson

PDF

Van Gogh: An Exploration of Disorder and Aesthetics, Natalie P. Roglitz

PDF

Azrael: Sequel to the Novel Death's Assistant, Eliza Alexandra Scalia

PDF

LiveSafe: Increasing Bystander Intervention at Eastern Kentucky University, Katie Victoria Scott

PDF

Chronicling the Developments of The Double Reed, Jenna Sehmann

PDF

"The Great Debate:" Accounting for Stock Options, Mary R. Short

PDF

The Theoretical Application and Comparison of the Olfactory Sensory Organs in Swine vs Canines for Accelerant and Explosives Detection, Naomi M. Sigler

PDF

Adaptation Across Time and Platform: Jane Austen in the 21st Century, Claire M. Sketch

PDF

Abortion Across America, Amanda D. Smith

PDF

Classroom Design, Classroom Management, and the Learning Environment, Wendi Nicole Smith

PDF

Presence of Triclosan in Kentucky Waste Water: Medical Implications and the Promotion of Antibiotic Resistance in Aquatic Sediment Bacteria, Austin C. Sparkman

PDF

Prejudice and Discrimination: The Prominence and Effects in Schools, Angel D. Spurlock

PDF

What Works? A Meta-Analysis of Quantitative Studies Regarding Heroin Policy, Maddy R. Swiney

PDF

The Study of Music as a Cultural Occupation: Education and Play For Children Ages Six to Eight, Abigail G. Taylor

PDF

A Qualitative Approach to the Study of the Impact of Parental Grief on the Daily Occupations of Three Young Adults, Kaitlyn Todd

PDF

1950s and 1960s Television Programming: An Analysis of Television Regulation Codes as a Reflection of the Changing American Mindset, Alexa Lee 1 Turner

PDF

Inducing Allicin Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus, Jessica E. Underwood

PDF

Reporting on Fracking, KaLeigh M. Underwood

PDF

Knowledge and Attitudes of Mothers on Neonatal Jaundice in Saravan, Iran, Allia Vaez

PDF

Retinoblastoma: The Silent Childhood Killer, Sarah E. Veach

PDF

Students Perceptions of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Impact of Inclusion, Marissa Visse

PDF

A Correlative Study of Epidemiological Mortality and Morbidity Rates: Appalachian vs Non-Appalachian Counties within Kentucky, Nicholas E. Vossenberg and Lindsay Calderon

PDF

The Gold Standard: Understanding the Impact of Perfectionism on Occupation, Mary E. Wagner

PDF

The Future of Journalism, Alexia S. Walters

PDF

Identifying and Preventing Insider Threats, Matthew D. Waters

PDF

Art Education: The Essential Component in Securing the Advancement of Consumerist Products, Amelia M. Wilson

PDF

The World of Anabolic Steroids, Jeff T. Wischer

PDF

The Educational Experience: Understanding the Voices of Students with and without Specific Learning Disorders, Morgan A. Wood

Honors Theses from 2015

PDF

Strategic Importance of the Arctic Circle, Jachin B. Anderson 3025900

Adaptive Horseback Riding From the View of the Participant, Bailey Bare