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.

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 2019

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Ecosystem Functional Consequences of Top Predator Mortality Due to the Invasive Shrub, Lonicera maackii, Josey Lee-Anne Berta

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The ability for investigators to visible identify and interpret damage to electrical conductors, Jacob Alan Graham Critchley

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The Federal State And Hegemony: Politics In Floyd County, Kentucky And The Latter Years Of The War On Poverty, Riccardo Paolo D'Amato

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Prison Siting in Appalachia: Carceral Expansion, Neoliberalism, and Environmental Harm, Macey Logan Hall

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The Impact of the Cold War and the Second Red Scare on the 1952 American Presidential Election, Dana C. Johns

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Perceived Predation Risk And The Responses Of Adult And Nestling Tree Swallows (tachycineta Bicolor), Natalia May Maass

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"Where Is A Story Before It Becomes Words?": Understanding Queer Composition's Place in Writing Studies Through Lynda Barry's What It Is, James Franklin McClure

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Habitat Use And Nightly Activity Patterns Of Bats On A Military Landscape In Western Kentucky, Carson E. Mcnamara

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Examining Partisan Advantage In Congressional Maps Using Simulations Based On Election Data, Zachary James Morgan

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Referendum on the Revolution: The Pennsylvania Constitutional Debate, 1776-1784, Tristan James New

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Volition and the Readiness Potential, Paul David Sanford

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Ecosystem Functional Consequences Of Body Size Variation In An Apex Predator (ambystoma Jeffersonianum), David Samuel Smith

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The Danger Of ‘no’: Rejection Violence, Toxic Masculinity And Violence Against Women, Lily Katherine Thacker

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Vocalizations Of Adult American Kestrels (falco Sparverius): Effect Of Breeding Stage, Sex, And Context On Call Use And Characteristics, Mark Winland

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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Behavioral Style Indicators of Communication and Professionalism in a Family Medicine Residency, Jillian Marie Atherton

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Resisting gendered sport roles: A criminological sports analysis of women's rugby in the U.S., Kelsey Basham

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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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The Comparative Study On The Effects Of Virtual Reality In The Application Of Case-Based Learning Approach While Studying The Human Heart, Banu Rukiye Bilen

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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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Supportive Measures: A Grounded Theory Analysis Of The Needs And Aspirations Of First-Generation College Students Enrolled In The Federally-Funded Trio Student Support Services (sss) Program At A Community College In Rural Kentucky, Michelle R. Carter

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The Face You Draw into Your Skin Is Not Your Own, Patricia Coscia

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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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A Qualitative Examination of Master's Level Counseling Students' Experiences of the Supervisory Working Alliance and the Use of Online Supervision, Ashley Nicole De La Torre-Brooks

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Positive Symmetric Solutions Of A Boundary Value Problem With Dirichlet Boundary Conditions, Tek Nath Dhakal

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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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Validity and Constitutionality of Inter Parte Reviews Before the U.S. Supreme Court, Helen Kathryn Emmons Kelly

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The Effects Of Oxidative Stress On P75ntr Signaling In Dopaminergic Neurons, Cassandra Marie Escobedo

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Amphibian and plant communities of natural and constructed upland-embedded wetlands in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Rachel Fedders

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The Horse: A Driving Force for the Lifestyle of Grooms, Nicole Foright

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Play Like You Mean It: Motivational Predictors of Female Student Athletes' Practice and Game Performance, Zipporah Rebekah Foster

All Saints and Sinners, Wendy Elizabeth Gowins

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

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Leaving journalism: Self-identity during career transition for female former Kentucky reporters, Sarah May Heaney

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

Tell Me One True Thing, Roxanne Kent-Drury

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Culture, Religion, and Homonegativity, Erica Cecelia Dawn Leach

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Do Different Music Genres Differentially Affect Autonomic Activity? How Music and Sound Affect Autonomic Activity Aroused by Visual Stimuli, Andrew Manson

Soup Beans, Savannah Korey Marlow

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Investigations Of The Impostor Phenomenon Among Female First-Generation College Students And A Research University, Martina A. Martin

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Assessing the Implicitness of Visual Statistical Learning at the Individual Level, Derek McClellan

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The Vascular Flora Of The Red River Gorge In Powell, Menifee, And Wolfe Counties Kentucky, Thomas Steele McFadden

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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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The Effects of College Diversity Education on Ethnocultural Empathy, Addison Dean Monroe

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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

Both Sides: The Classroom From Where I Stand, Rebecca Potter

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The Role of Microbial Diversity in Female Reproductive Health: An Analysis of the Microbiome's Influence on Pregnancy Outcomes in Postparturient Mares, Gabriella Pugh

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The Relationship Between Student Employment in the College Union and Student Success, Ashley Casteel Reed

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

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Appalachian Coal Miners At Greater Risk For Silica Exposure than Rocky Mountains, Amanda Fugate Sheffel

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

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Oil Dries: A New Absorbent Material For Collection Of Ignitable Liquids From Semi-Porous Material, Jessica Sosa

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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

Crawlspace, Joseph Andrew Torres

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A Causal Comparative Study Of Student Success And Retention In An Undergraduate Program Offered Online And On Campus, Daniel David Tudor

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Metacognition and MoHO collide: Creating effective tutor and mentoring programs for college students on academic probation, Rachel Helen Vick

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Experiences of Balance Among Novice Occupational Therapists, Mary Nell Wagner

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Impact Of Retention Initiatives On The Levels Of Self-Efficacy And Hope In African American Students On A Historically Black College And University Campus In Kentucky, George Maurice White

The Woodline, William Roy Wilson

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