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 2018

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Results on the Gold Grabbing Game, Stephen Acampa

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Determination of Atrazine Concentration in Freshwaters Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Boniface Osei Amankona

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Alcohol Policy Initiatives of Post-Secondary Institutions in the State of Kentucky: An Evaluation of Best Practice Strategies to Reduce Binge Drinking, Deniece Bell

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Predicting First-Year Academic Success of African American and White Students at Predominately White Institutions, Jerel Benton

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Everything Broken is Waiting to Be Fixed, Jake Russell Bingham

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Can You Hear Me Now: Being Deaf and Healthcare Experiences., Jordan Blackaby

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Population Size And Habitat Association Of Etheostoma Nebra, The Buck Darter, Using Abundance Modeling In The Buck Creek System, Cumberland River Drainage, Kentucky, Harold Davidson Black

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The Acute Effects Of Alpha-Gpc On Hand Grip Strength, Jump Height, Power Output, Mood, And Reaction-Time In Recreationally Trained, College-Aged Individuals, Josey Lucas Cruse

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Use Of Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Measurements To Evaluate Total Body Volume When Compared To Air Displacement Plethysmography For Evaluating Body Composition In A Four Compartment Model, Lee Doernte

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Gene Knockout Of PRFA And The Arginine Deiminase Pathway In Listeria Monocytogenes, Kearstin Edmonds

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Talking Sports: Rhetorical Benefits Of Blogging Sports Journalism, Lucas Green

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Development Of An Avian Index Of Biological Integrity For Kentucky Wetlands, Kaitlyn Kelly

Soup Beans, Savannah Korey Marlow

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The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Job Persistence of Female Faculty in Higher Education, Ellen Hutcheson McMahan

Bridezilla Descends Upon Tokyo and Other Strange Stories, Katherine McMullen

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Variation in mass and wing loading of nestling American Kestrels: possible effects of nestling behavior and adult provisioning behavior, Doug Mitchell

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Measuring Employee Engagement: Are Engaged Employees Less Likely to Sustain a Workplace Injury?, Rebecca Mullins

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Designing the Teacher: Applying 'Design Thinking' to Improve Composition Pedagogy and Practice, Jordan Nicole Newman

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The Relationship Between Teacher Attitudes Regarding Performance-Related Pay And Teacher Working Conditions, Audrey Nichols

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Kentucky 4-H Minimizes Barriers to STEM Education, Rachel Elizabeth Noble

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The Johari Wonderland: The Fusion of Classic Literature and Film to Enhance Key Group Counseling Concepts and Counselor Reflexivity, Jan Parker

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Return to Self: Impact of Long Term Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation on Community Reintegration, Mary Rowe

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The Mind's Eye: Visualizing Montage Theory, Eric Cody Smothers

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Revolution Through Revelation: Jim Jones And The Peoples Temple In American Cultural History, Alexandria Ryan Sowers

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One Lonely Line, Carissa Stevens

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The Link between Overweight, Obesity, and Perceived Exercise Benefits and Barriers among College Students, Alexandra Szarabajko

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Perspectives of Female Athletic Trainers Working In Male Professional Sports, Taylor Mae Temnick

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Finding the Self, Brenda Thomas

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The Relationship Between Teacher Perceptions Of Professional Learning Communities And Student Achievement, Elmer Thomas

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Service-Learning Faculty Perceptions, Karrie Faye Adkins

Unemployment and Underemployment Rates among Immigrant and Refugee Professionals: Profiles and Policy Issues for the Community Development, Fraternel Divin Amuri Misako

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Natural Environmental Gradients Predict The Microhabitat Use, Fine-Scale Distribution, And Abundance Of Three Woodland Salamanders In An Old-Growth Forest, Joseph Alex Baecher

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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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Federal Preparedness Grants: An Investigation Of The Impacts To Local And State Emergency Management Programs, Brian Alan Barnes

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College Campus Emergency Preparedness: Is Avoidance a Reason for Concern?, Thomas G. Barnowski

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

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The Effects Of Depth Jump Implementation Of Sprint Performance In Collegiate And Club Sport Athletes, Ryan Bean

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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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Beer Tourism: Identifying Kentucky Brewery Visitors And Motivations, Kenneth Joseph Berend, Jr.

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Black Minds Matter: Black Student Perceptions Of Three Kentucky Regional Comprehensive Predominantly White Institutions And The Role Of Campus Support Initiatives In Reducing The Frequence Of Stop-Out And Drop-Out, Christopher W. Blakely

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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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Assessing Collateral Consequences Accompanying Sex Offender Registration, MiKayla Brooke Charles

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Behaviors, Knowledge, And Education Of Leave No Trace Principles In The Red River Gorge Rock Climbing Community, Brian Gregory Clark

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Behaviors, Knowledge, and Education of Leave No Trace Principles in the Red River Gorge Rock Climbing Community, Brian Gregory Clark

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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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Comparison of Cytochrome b variation and morphological features of isolated Banded Pygmy Sunfish (Elassoma zonatum) populations in the lower Green River and Coastal Plain systems in Western Kentucky, David Cravens

Platinum-NGR A Peptide Targeting Conjugate Of Cisplatin: Design, Synthesis, And Efficacy In Breast Cancer Cells, Amber Crutcher Crutcher

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Engaging The Public Through Social Media, Christina Anne Cummings

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

Religious Poetry and the Red Dot, Lori Curry

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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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Different Not Less: An Evaluation of the Autism Training Curriculum for the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, Joseph Aaron Ellis

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Effectiveness of a Corequisite Delivery Model for Developmental Mathematics, Katherine E. Fair

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

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Local impacts of White-nose Syndrome on the foraging ecology of insectivorous bats, Shelby Fulton

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Social Equity in Public Administration, Shana Leigh Goggins

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

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Grow Where You Are Planted: The Use Of Gardening As Offender Rehabilitation In Prison, Kendahl Verna Granger

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The Justified Lawman: Cowboy Killings in the Modern Era, Joel Franklin Harman

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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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Student Perceptions Of The Honors Program At An Appalachian Community College, Melissa Renee Helton

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Speech-Language Pathologists' Perceptions And Use Of Service Delivery Methods And Models In School-Based Practice, Burgandy DeAnn Henderson

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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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No One Fights Alone: Exploring Social Participation of Young Adults with Cancer, Susan Blake Hodgson

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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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Locomotor Skill Development in Response to an Electronic Visual Exercise System in Children with Sensory Impairments, Sara Johnson

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Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?: The Racially Coded Language of Professionalism and its Detriment to the Black Community, Alexys Jones

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Posttraumatic Growth As It Relates To Family Environment, Brian Keller

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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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Investigating Twenty-five Volumes of The Flutist Quarterly: A Content Analysis, Maile Delores Mills

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Going To The Movies: Immersion, Visual Awareness, And Memory, Matthew Whalen Moran

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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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Sample Collection and DNA Extraction Methods for Environmental DNA Metabarcoding in Headwater Streams, Michael Triston Mullins

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

A Sylvan Convergence, Jennifer Anne Parks

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

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The McDonaldized Death Penalty: Neoliberalism, Governmentality, and American Capital Punishment, Ryan Phillips

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Product Packaging, Pester Power, & Preschoolers, Casie Prible

Sequence, Deri Ross Pryor

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Whitman And The Elegy: Mythologizing Lincoln And The Poetic Reconstruction Of Mourning, Brytani Raymond

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The Development Of Mental Illness Stigma: The Role Of Perceived Social Support, Social Proximity, And Help-Seeking Behavior, Emily Kathryn Reed

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Assessment Of The Macroinvertebrate Assemblages From The Mesohabitats Of A Headwater Stream-Wetland Hydrologic Restoration In Eastern Kentucky, Rebecca Jo Roberts

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(Re)Writing Woman with "The Laugh of the Medusa" and AntiOedipus, Samantha Rodgers

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Are Mussel Shells Environmental DNA Time Capsules? A Comparison Of Extraction Methods For Obtaining DNA From Shell Material., Kelsey Elizabeth Rogers

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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The Effect Of Practical Blood Flow Restriction Training On Body Composition And Muscular Strength In College-Aged Individuals, Zachary R. Salyers

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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