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 2016

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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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To Foster Change, Damon Tichenor

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

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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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Examining the Impacts of Valley Fills in Stream Ecosystems on Amphibian and Aquatic Insect Communities in Southeastern Kentucky, John Clayton Bourne

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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

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Prehospital Emergency Medical Services Treatment Protocols: Aligning With National Best Practices, Zachary Ryan Charest

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General Factoring Algorithms for Polynomials over Finite Fields, Wade Combs

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Leading Indicators of Safety in Nuclear Energy, Cameron Douglas Cowser

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The Relationship Between Administrative Support And Burnout In Turnaround Schools, Kevin Scott Crosby

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Vocal responses of Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata) to raptors that differ in predatory threat, Julie Dahl

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A Comparison of Management Strategies for the Federally Endangered Running Buffalo Clover (Trifolium stoloniferum) on the Blue Grass Army Depot, KY, Alexi David Dart-Padover

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Comparisons: BASC-2 Parent and Teacher Reports for Children on the DSM-5 Autism Spectrum, Kimberly Sara Ellison

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John Adams and Unitarian Theology, Wesley Edward Farmer

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The Persistence of Place in Appalachia: The Phenomena of Post-Death Migration, 1930-1970, Marjorie Fey Farris

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Service Learning in a Collegiate Recreation Program: Understanding the Impacts on Personal Understanding and Academic Success in Therapeutic Recreation vs Non-Therapeutic Recreation Concentrations, Eden Ernestine Fisher

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Characterization of Contaminants on Firefighter"s Protective Equipment A Firefighter's Potential Exposure to Heavy Metals During a Structure Fire, Donald F. Gagas

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Offspring retrieval behaviors after brood loss in the convict cichlid, Heather Witherspoon Govert

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The Formation and Deployment of SWAT in the Ivory Towers, Paul Grant

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Identifying Speech-Language Pathologists' Current Perceptions and Practice Patterns, Mary Margaret Griffith

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Behavior Based Safety and the Multi-Generational Workforce, Edward Paul Grzybowski

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Kentucky Principal Preparation Programs: A Contemporary History, Thomas Henry Hart

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Intimate Partners in Crime: Utilizing Life Course to Examine Female Criminality, Emily Ann Hayden

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Reproductive Biology of Syntopic Blackside Dace and Southern Redbelly Dace in Two Kentucky Streams, Brajaan Hayes

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Connecting Perceptual Organization To Time Perception, Jason Scott Hays

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Temporal Comparisons on the Genetic Variation of the Dusky Gopher Frog (Lithobates sevosus), Kristin Michelle Hinkson

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Existence of Positive Solutions to a Family of Fractional Two-Point Boundary Value Problems, Christina Ashley Hollon

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Methods Of Analysis For Fermentation Science Products Using Various Analytical Techniques, Casey Jay Howdieshell

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Moved by the Spirit: Evangelical Presbyterian Woman in the Early Modern Atlantic World, Chasity Dominique Hunt

Esoterika, Michael Jernigan

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An Assessment of the Relationship of Online Technical Resources Developed by The National Weather Service (NWS) and United State Geological Survey (USGS) and the Analysis of Their Usage by Kentucky Emergency Managers during Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation, Keith Joy

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A Study Of Factors That Influence Partnerships Between Universities And Nonprofit Organizations, Vicki L. Jozefowicz

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Relationally-Autonomous Reasons as a Predictor of Collegiate Athletic Performance, Josef Max Katzman

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Occupational Therapists' Perceived Experiences Implementing Response to Intervention (RtI) in Early Education, McKenzie Dawn Katzman

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On the Trail of Student Participants: Identifying Barriers to Hunting and Developing a Hunter Recruitment Profile for College Students in Kentucky, Justin Dean Kurtz

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Educational Professionals' Current Knowledge of Concussions And Return To Learn Implementation Practice, Michelle Kuzma

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Effects Of A Six-Week Functional Training Program On Fitness And Body Composition Of Fire Science Majors, Kristen Anne LeBrun

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The Effect Of Web-Based Learning On Retention Of Non-traditional Students in a Rural Comprehensive University, Treva Gail Macy

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The Experiences of Occupational Therapists Working on Interprofessional Primary Health Care Teams: A Case Study., Emma Blake McClellan

a people blessed, a land teeming, Jay McCoy

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The 21st Century University President: Building Blocks for Effective Rural Leadership, David Thomas McFaddin

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Effects of supplemental food on the behavior, aggression, and paternity status of male Indigo Buntings (Passerina cyanea), Bradley McLeod

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Sedentary Behaviors and Physical Activity in Relation to Class Standing in University Students, Codie Monhollen

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Vegetation-Based Metrics Of Biotic Integrity For Assessing The Ecological Condition Of Wetlands Of Kentucky, Tanner Matthew Morris

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A Phenomenological Study of Participation in Specialized and Inclusive Recreation Programs, Charles Keith Mullins

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Deuterium Enrichment and the Kinetic Isotope Effect during Ruthenium Catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, Jennifer Naumovitz

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Destroying Blackness One Body At A Time: Examining The Mediated Representations Of Lynchings Past And Present, Bethany Callan Nelson

Crafting Dreams of Lucid Shape, Joseph Allen Nichols

Bitter Relish, Heather Noland