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 2014

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Farmers with Upper-Limb Amputations and Their Daily Routine, Emily Louise Fintel

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Impact Of Career And Technical Education On College And Career Readiness In Kentucky, Linda Smith Floyd

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Vocal responses of adult Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) to potential nest predators and the behavioral responses of nestlings, Erin E. Grabarczyk

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Retaking Summative Assessments at the High School Level, Katherine Gray

Animal People, Mary Rachael Hamm

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Potential Ignition Sources from Residential Electric Cooktops, Corey Ray Hanks

This Is How You Live, James Andrew Hartman

Sleeper Cell, Jennifer Jordan Hartman

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A Comparative Study between Army Civilian Workforce and Private Industry Workforce Workers' Compensation Claims Management, Melanie Claire Hart

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A National System of Reciprocity in the Fire Service, Bill Hicks

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Building Advocacy in Healthcare: The Impact of Intergroup Dialogue on the Cultural Sensibility Outcomes of Health Profession Students Using an Individual Diversity Development Framework, Chassity LeeShell Holliman Douglas

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How Not Being Able to Drive Can Affect Routines and Occupations Related to Transportation, Stedmon Deon Hopkins

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The Relationship Between Teachers' Perceptions Of Student Management With Out-Of-School Suspensions And High School Graduation Rates, Caryn Letcher Huber

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Ellipses of Gravel, Brandyn Christian Johnson

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Local Color's Finest Hour: Kentucky Literature at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, Brian Clay Johnson

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The Effects of Family Supportive Supervisor Behaviors (FSSB) on Work and Health Related Outcomes, Dorothy Abigail Blaine Johnson

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Interactions between Eastern Newts and Wood Frogs in an anthropogenically altered wetland system in eastern Kentucky, Chelsea S. Kross

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Visitor Perceptions of Black Bear Management Options in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Robert Maxwell Lakes

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Exploring the Responsibilities of Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers: An Examination of Citations Issued by Kentucky Conservation Officers, Conrad Morgan Lanham

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Experience Of Occupational Therapists Practicing In Rural Kenya, Picoty Cherotich Leitich

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Fragments of Joshua, Bruce Chandler Lewis

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Deuterium Tracer Study Of The Mechanism Of Iron Catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, Yunxin Liao

Judgment, Joseph M. Mau

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Green and Grey: Water Justice, Privatization, and Resistance, William McClanahan

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An Examination of Toccata Line Movements in Prokofiev's Piano Music, Jeremie Michael

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A Retrospective Analysis of Paramedic Student Performance Under Simulated Stress, Nicholas Franklin Miller

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Using GIS To Evaluate The Kentucky Wetland Rapid Assessment Method, Douglas Robert Mott

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Benefits of a Multi-Generational Workforce: Perceptions of Age-Friendly Work Environments, Aneeta Alysha Noorani

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The Vascular Flora of Garrard County, Kentucky, William Overbeck

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Comparing Orgasm Descriptions between the Sexes, Christopher Frederick Palmer

We Bare All, Wesley Shane Parsons

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The Effects of Active Recovery during High Intensity Resistance Training on Lactate Clearance in Collegiate Athletes, Christopher Alexander Perry

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The Heroin Problem: Learning From Past Experiments In Narcotic Maintenance, Ashley Marie Phillips

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The Effectiveness of Risk Assessment Training on Self-Reported Safe Behaviors of Employees of a Manufacturing Organization, Jeffrey Tate Preston

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Benthic Macroinvertebrate Community Responses to a Headwater Valley Restoration at Slabcamp Creek, Rowan Co., Kentucky, Nicholas Primo Revetta

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Predicting Staff Sexual Misconduct In Female Housing Units: Individual Versus Social Climate Factors, Hannah Mae Robbins-Johnson

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Compliance of SCBA Training in the Lexington Fire Department, Jordan Peter Saas

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Physical, Emotional, and Competitive Aggression Tendencies in Contact and Non-Contact Collegiate Athletes, Samyra Rose Safraoui

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The Relationship among Principal Instructional Leadership, Collective Teacher Efficacy, Student Academic Achievement, and Socioeconomic Status in Appalachia Eastern Kentucky High Schools, William H. Salazar

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Culture and the Sweet 16 Boys Basketball Tournament, James Corey Sayre

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The Effect of University Campus Recreation Programs on Student Retention, Caelin Scott

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The Effect Of Academic Coaches On Teachers' Effective Use Of Data For Instructional Decisions, Barbara Quillen Shoemaker

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the Intensive Care Unit, Jonathan Todd Sizemore

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Distributions, Assemblage Structure, and Habitat Associations of Fishes in Two Streams of the Red Bird River Watershed, Kentucky, Eric J. Smith

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The Occupational Participation of a Family of Children with Disabilities, Kim Steele

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Population genetics of wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) in a forested ridge-top wetland ecosystem, Jennifer R. Strong

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Exploring The Attitudes Of Criminal Justice And Homeland Security Students Regarding Assessment Techniques In Online Courses, Terry Allen Taylor

Rhaptein/Aidein, Kristen Roach Thompson

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Social Class and Capital Punishment: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis, Jennifer L. Tilley

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An Examination of the Day of Week and Sampling on Injury Occurrence, Michael D. Turner

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Safety During a Disaster: A Comparison of Disaster Events, Lauren Webb

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Algorithms for Solving the Discrete Logarithm Problem, Ryan Edward Whaley

Saul Cyriaque & the Siren of Jean Lafitte, Laura E. Wooffitt

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The Description of Life Experiences of a Person with Pediatric-Onset Tetraplegia During His Upper Teen and Young Adult Years, Kelsey M. Yarberry

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From Community Policing And Crime Control To Security Policing And Citizen Control: Rural And Small-Town Policing In Post 9/11 America, Josh Yeager

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Nowhere To Go: The Trend To Criminalize The Nation's Homeless, Jessica Anderson

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Examining the Role of Race, Gender, and Class in African-American Police Perceptions in Rural Kentucky, Paul Maxwell Blackhurst

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Relationship Between Personality And Exercise Motivation In Weight Loss, Leanna Beth Bowles

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Factors Influencing College Attendance of Appalachian Kentucky Students Participating in a Federal Educational Talent Search Program, William Bowling

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A Case Study of One Service Member With Traumatic Limb Loss and the Decision of Whether or not to Return to Duty, Carly Braun

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Effective Methods of Formative Assessment, Chelse Rae Bugg

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Increasing Automaticity, Sara Burns

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The Effects Of An Education Recovery Team On Teacher Professional Practices, Collective Teacher Efficacy And Student Achievement In Persistently Low Achieving Schools, Stella Ann Burns

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Wintering white-throated sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis): home ranges, aggression and corticosterone, Marissa Ann Buschow

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Gaussian Amicable Pairs, Ranthony Ashley Clark

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Relationships Between Teacher Perceptions Of Principal Leadership And Student Achievement In Kentucky Appalachian High Schools, James I. Dantic

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The Impact Of Orientation Programming On Student Success Outcomes At A Rural Community College, James M. Davis

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"It's Like We Were Being Watched ... Like There Were Only 3 Walls, And Not a Fourth Wall": Manifestations of Metafiction in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Caleb Randall Dempsey-Richardson

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Understanding Playground Behaviors And Injury Potential To Elementary Children, Ronald Gene Dotson

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An Examination of the Role of Macro- and Micro-Level Processes in John Adams's Phrygian Gates, James Edward Evans

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Factors That Contribute To Success In Policing Based On Prior Military Experience, Thomas Salem Fagan

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An Examination of Teacher Efficacy on Student Achievement in Regional Juvenile Detention Centers and Youth development Centers in Kentucky, Scott Tyrone Ferguson

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A Look at the Deaths of Career and Volunteer Firefighters in America: Who has the Higher Rate of Death?, Matthew Joseph Flanagan

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Examining the value of fire prevention inspections in commercial occupancies, Philip Steven Gairson

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Choice of College Major: An Exploration of Appalachian Female Choice of an Early Childhood Education Major, Lisa Newton Gannoe

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Validation Of Kentucky Wetlands Rapid Assessment Method (ky-Wram) Metrics Using Macroinvertebrate Communities Of Forested Depressional Wetlands, Britney Yvonne Garrison

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Exploring the Utilization of Applications as a Form of Augmentative and Alternative Communication by Speech-Language Pathologists, Joselyn Rae Gilbert

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Effects Of Thermal Acclimation On The Critical Thermal Maxima Of The Tropical Cockroaches: Blaptica Dubia, Eublaberus Posticus And Blaberus Discoidalis (blaberidae), Lauren Michelle Goode

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Facultative adjustment of pre-fledging mass recession by nestling Chimney Swifts (Chaetura pelagica), Sagan Brianne Goodpaster

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Suicide Terrorism: Understanding the Mindset and Motives, Joshua Daniel Goss

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The Effects of Fatigue on a Dual-Task Postural Control Measure, Allisha R. Guzdial

Implications of Perceived Interactional Injustice: A Meta-Analytic Approach, Joshua James Hager

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Backboards and Browsers: A Qualitative Examination of the Experiences of Division I Student-Athletes in Online Courses, Jonathan Patrick Healy

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Effects of Variation in Hunger Levels on Begging Behavior of Nestlings and the Provsioning Behavior of Male and Female Eastern Phoebes, Christopher Adam Heist

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Safety On A Drilling Rig: Is It Safety Culture?, Jonathan Wade Henson

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Rejecting the rejecters: The latent effect of policy on subculture, Ethan Maxwell Higgins

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Sexual Victimization Among Sorority Women, Amanda Hinkel

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Relationship Between a Proxy of Prenatal Testosterone (2D:4D) and Determinants of Endurance Running Performance, Simon D. Holzapfel

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Music Piracy and Its Criminalization: Understanding the Napster Era (1999) to Present Through Donald Black's Theory of Moral Time, Craig Robert Jankowski

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Relationships among Self-Construal, Goal Motives, and Goal Outcomes and the Moderating Effects of Culture, Tao Jiang

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Predicting Inmate Economic Conflict In Female Housing Units: Individual Factors Versus Social Climate Factors, Polina Andreyevna Karpova

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Positive Solutions, Existence Of Smallest Eigenvalues, And Comparison Of Smallest Eigenvalues Of A Fourth Order Three Point Boundary Value Problem, Sarah Schulz King`

Confessions of a Scaredy Cat, Todd King

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A Study of Rural Police Leadership Behaviors in Kentucky: A Full Range Perspective, Frank P. Kubala Jr.

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The State Of Health And Safety Program Management As It Pertains To OSHA In The Funeral Industry: A Formative Analysis, Brad William Kuchnicki

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A Deconstruction of Dexter: An Analysis of Noble Cause Corruption Within a Crime Drama, Alyssa Lawrence

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Impact of Disability on Celebration of Wedding Anniversaries, Emily Lemaster

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A Case Study of Two Rural Elementary Schools: What Are The Identified Characteristics That Make School A Outperform School B In Reading?, Emily Taylor Finley Levey

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Double Standards In Self-Deception: The Development Of The Self-Other Double Standards Scale, Benjamin T. Lindsay

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Children with ASD and their Experience of Friendship and Co-occupation, Joshua Eric Line