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 2015

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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

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Preparation And Characterization Of Self-Assembled Monolayers And Mesoscale Protein Patterning, Panae Noomuna

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A Qualitative Exploration of Firefighter Participation in Wellness Programs within a Career Fire Department in Northern Ohio, Conner O'Halloran

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The Status of the Genus Taxus In Kentucky, Robert Reed Pace

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Flight Vocalizations and Displays of Adult Chimney Swifts (Chaetura Pelagica): Description and Function, Louise Ann Peppe

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Effectiveness of Mandatory Driver Training Programs for Fire Service Drivers, Ryan Neil Pietzsch

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Validating A Kentucky Wetland Rapid Assessment Method For Forested Riverine Wetlands Using Vegetation, Bird Surveys, And Landscape Analysis, JohnRyan Andrew Polascik

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Individuals who self identify as artists but work in a different career: A cross case analysis, Kelly Lee Price

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The Neoliberal Construction of Immigration as Crisis, Melissa Jeanette Pujol

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A Study of Academic Performance in Police Basic Training, Robert Ramsey

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The Lexington, Kentucky Civil Rights Movement, Brandon J. Render

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What Happened Last Night? Sleep, Sex, and Recollection, Amanda Gale Renfro

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Psychophysiological Markers of Cognitive Reactions to Depictions of Corporal Punishment, Hope Reuschel

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Effectiveness Of Visual-Based Safety Training Compared With Non-Visual Based Safety Training In The Meat Processing Industry For Non-English Speaking, Hispanic Employees, Erika K. Rinehart

Sarah Across America, Christopher Rowe

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A Thorough and Accessible Proof of the Erdo˝s-Kac Theorem Following Granville and Soundararajan, Thomas John Scheithauer

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First Responder Training Transfer: Does Training Delivery Method Matter?, Brian Keith Simpkins

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Elaborating Borderline and Psychopathic Personality with the Computerized Adaptive Test of Personality Disorder in a Female Correctional Sample, Chelsea Sleep

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Affirmative action within the fire service: The background on the law and its effect on the fire service and how fire department policies reflect the affirmative action legislation., Steven Michael Stecher

Adaptive Behavior and the Strength of Autism Characteristics, Lisa Claire Tecoulesco

Saudade, Whitnee Elaine Thorp

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The effect of antibiotics on Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm production, Courtney Paige Turpin

Mega Sport and the Gentrification of Public Space, Ichiro Vance

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Longitudinal variation in environmental impact at rock climbing areas in the Red River Gorge limits of acceptable change study area, Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky, Nicholas Walendziak

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5-0 Is Not Coming To Save You: Examining The Lack Of Police Intervention In LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence, Lucais Wallen

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The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists in Swallowing Treatment of Individuals with HIV/AIDS, Sarah Lynn Warner

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Effect of variation in nestling hunger levels on the begging behavior of nestlings and the provisioning behavior of adult American Kestrels, Katheryn Ann Watson

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Experiences of LGBTQ Students Attending a University in Rural, Bible Belt America, Eric Joseph Weber

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Effects Of De-Polymerization Of Cellulose In Producing Sugar From Cellulosic Biomass At Low-Temperature, Lin Ling Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Influential Factors In International Students' College Choice Of A Rural, Regional University, Mahsa Abdolalizadeh

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The Effect of Appalachian Regional Dialect on Performance Appraisal and Leadership Perceptions, Amie Sparks Ball

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The Consort, Cynthia Ann Behunin

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The Art of Collaboration in Academic and Clinical Partnerships, Kelsey Spencer Bennett

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Bankster's Paradise: The Importance Of Discourse In Creating A Haven For Criminogenic Banks In The United States, Maria Jacqueline Bordt

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The Effectiveness Of Manipulatives In A High School Algebra II Class, Brooke Elizabeth Bruins

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Improving Occupational Performance using Therapeutic Activities on a Geropsychiatric Unit, Brenda L. Cain

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Neuroprotective effects of gamma-glutamylcysteine ethyl ester on an in vivo moderate traumatic brain injury-mediated model and in vitro in cortical astrocytes and neurons, Jooyoung Cho

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Landsat Evaluation Of Trumpeter Swan Historical Nesting Sites In Yellowstone National Park, Laura Elizabeth Cockrell

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Like and Share: The Effectiveness of Social Media on University Student Response Behavior during Emergency Events, Ashley Brooke Collett

An Envoy, Courtney Anne Combs

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Evaluating the Suitability of Phased Evacuation and Contraflow for the Evacuation of Boston's Coastal Population, Courtney Connor

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The Relationship of Collegiate Athletic and Recreational Sports Involvement to Student Success and Persistence, Gregory Joseph Corack

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Student Voices on High School Mathematics Teaching And Learning: College Student Voices on Teacher Behaviors and Actions Impacting High School Mathematics Achievement, Elizabeth Anne Crane

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Leadership Characteristics and Practices of American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Superintendents of the Year and Finalists, Doris Lynette Crawford

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Management Commitment In Occupational Safety And Health As It Relates To Federal Agency Programs, John Sterling Crumbley

The Experience of Inmates Preparing for Reentry Into the Community, Christina A. Eaker

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Tensions Of Violence, Social Harm, And Profit: An Examination Of The National Football League, Jonathan Anthony Felden