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 2020

False Starts: A Collection of Stories, Amaleq Eleazar Esmurria

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Correlation Between Teacher Efficacy And Effective Professional Learning Communities, David Glen Gilliam

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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The Efficacy of Residential Learning Communities on First Generation, First-Year College Students' Success at a Rural Regional University, April Dannielle Barnes

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Testing The Marshall Hypothesis: A Survey Among Justice And Safety College Students, Kimberly Alice Barrett

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Pacifying the Visual: Police Reform and the Promise of Body Worn Cameras, Ivan Benitez

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

Mouse, Joseph Breen

In The Blood, Joey Elizabeth Burke

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Associations Between School Safety And Behavioral Health Issues: A Multivariable Study Of A Large School Sample In Kentucky, Patricia M. Clark

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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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Athletic Identity, Need Satisfaction, and Burnout in Collegiate Athletes, Rachel Brooke Daniels

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Efficient Local Comparison Of Images Using Krawtchouk Descriptors, Julian DeVille

23: The Appalachian Foothills People, Place, And, The Opioid Epidemic, Sarah E. Diamond Burroway

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'Savages','Animals' and 'Criminals':Capitalism, Racial Threat and the U.S Long war on Immigration, Rossana Alejandra Diaz

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Employing Trauma-Informed Andragogy: A Phenomenological Study Of Graduate Student Lived Experiences After Taking A New Haven’s Cross-Cutting Trauma Course, Lauren Elizabeth Downey

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The Effects Of A 40-Minute Bout Of Aerobic Exercise On State Anxiety In College Age Individuals, Rachael Dozier

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A Qualitative Investigation Of Clinical Mental Health Counseling Interns’ Experiential Reflections On The Popular Film, Moonlight: An Intersectional Activity In Multicultural Counselor Education, Joshua Elliott

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Out With the Old, In With Revitalized Grammar Through Style-based Composition Pedagogy, Courtney Forester

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Defending the Bodice Ripper, Dora Abigail Gardner

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

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From Perceiving To Achieving: Experiences Of An Adolescent With Autism Spectrum Disorder In A Summer Day Program, Spencer Thomas Hammond

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Population Demographics And Active Foraging Behavior Of Copperheads (Agkistrodon Contortrix) At A Recreational Site In Eastern Kentucky, Jocelyn Hendricks

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The Role of Continuous Flowering Phenology for in Neotropical Plant-Pollinator Interactions for Use in Conservation, Chelsea Renee Hinton

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Effects Of Alpha-GPC and Huperzine-A On Short Term Memory, Anaerobic Power Output, Post Exhaustion Compared To Caffeine And Placebo In Healthy College Age Students, John P. Isaacs

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Exploring The Lived Experience Of Female Presidents In Higher Education: A Journey Of Ascension To The Rural Community College Presidency, Patsy Jackson

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Knockout of the trans-acting riboswitches in Listeria monocytogenes to disrupt downstream virulence factors, Robert Jackson

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Occupational Therapists' Perceptions and Clinical Reasoning of Splints Used in Adults with Neurological Conditions, Yichen Jiang

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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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Understanding the Impact of Hobby Participation on Quality of Life During Cancer Treatment, Bethany Lynn Keuter

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Preparing For The Teaching Of English Language Learners: A Comparative Study Of Cultural Intelligence From One Rural Kentucky University, Elisha Lawrence

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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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An Examination of Clery Crime Statistics at Four Year Public Institutions of Higher Education Served by or Without Dedicated University Police Departments, Bryan Makinen

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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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The Impact Of Blended Learning On Measures Of Academic Progress (MAP) Based On Student Growth, Molly Elizabeth McComas

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Impact of the Big 5 and Sensation Seeking Personality Traits on Everyday Deception, Bailey McGuffin

High Altitude Fish, Micah McGurk

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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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Eating Disorders, Suicidality, and Interpersonal Theory of Suicide, Emily Mink

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

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The Impact of Positive Human Interest Stories on Raising Hope Through Social Media in Kentucky's Promise Zone Counties, Melissa Newman

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

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Serial killers in popular media: A content analysis of sensationalism and support for capital punishment, April Nicole Pace

Mountain Roosters, Matthew Parsons

Dirt Work, Rachel Anne Parsons

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The Chivalrous and Feminist King: How the Arthurian Legends Chronicled the Formation of Two Gender Identities, Gary Andrew Pickle

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The Small-Town NFL Player, BoDene Blare Pinz

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Folk Dance: An Occupation For Building Community, Wendy Price

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Influence Of Applied Potential And Metal Ion Concentraion On Metal Electrodeposition At Micron Gap Gold Electrodes, Krista Michel Riggins

Autobiography, Kristen Marie Ruggles

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Self and Communication in Long-Term Romantic Relationships, Farshad Michael Sadr

Hidden Weather and Other Stories, Lydia K. Sanders

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Volition and the Readiness Potential, Paul David Sanford

Personal Jesus and Other True Stories, Leslie Scheuler

Holler If You Need Me, Lori Singleton

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

Desolation Road, Eric James Smith

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Post Surgical Outcomes Following Limited-Open Carpal Tunnel Release or Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release, Keeley Shaye Smith

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The use of environmental DNA for the detection of Palaemonias ganteri (Hay, 1901), a federally endangered cave species, Andrew Joseph Stump

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

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The Impact of Prior Settings in Early Childhood on Kindergarten Readiness, April Trent

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Women's Postpartum Experiences, Courtney Watkins

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Teacher Perspectives on Environmental Education Programs Provided By Eastern Kentucky University Division of Natural Areas, Mahala Amber Watts

The King's Apothecary, Sherri Ann Williams

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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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Inspired Positive Organizational Development (ipod): The Beneficial Effects Of Mindfulness For Nonprofit Organizational Leadership, Kristen Ophelia Bennett

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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