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 2013

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Perceptions Of Athletic Training Services Of Japanese Collegiate Student Athletes, Jun Matsuno

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Examination of Racial Bias on the MMPI-2 Restructured Form among African Americans and Caucasians, Willie Floyd McBride III

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The Effectiveness of an Emergency and Defensive Driving Techniques Course Component: Analyzing Student Response to Searching, Identifying, Predicting, Deciding and Executing Skills, Christopher Bradley Millard

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The Sensory Processing Patterns and Activity Choices of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Mixed-Methods Case Study, Valerie Miller

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A Bridge Program's Effect on Non-College Ready Student Veterans, Brett Eugene Morris

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Risk to public safety posed by adjudicated delinquent juvenile sex offenders: Do they really need to register, Donna Susan Mynatt

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Police Deception: A Survey of EKU Students, Jason Anthony Nicholson

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Breeding Biology Of Chuck-Will's-Widows: Incubation, Brooding, And Provisioning Behavior And Characteristics Of Nest Sites, Ryan Sean O'Connor

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The Effects of Trust on Organizational Citizenship Behaviors: A Meta-Analysis, Matthew Vincent Petrella

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The Relationship Between Teacher Efficacy and Use of Data to Inform Instruction in Two Turnaround Middle Schools, Peggy Conrad Petrilli

Like So Many Purple Boughs, Lisa M. Schmidley

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The First Ten Years: a Descriptive Analysis of Presentation Abstracts of the SSO: USA, 2002 to 2011, Amanda Schneider

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Applications Of Leggett Williams Type Fixed Point Theorems To A Second Order Difference Equation, Charley Lockhart Seelbach

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Assessment of motility and hemolytic activity in clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii from University of Kentucky hospital, Lexington, KY, Amber R. Stanton

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Expectation vs. Perspective: A personal experience of completing transition from high school to community, Katherine Steinman

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Differences In Training Programs And Time Trial Performances Of Teenage Sprint Freestyle Swimmers, John Andrew Stratman

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Population Distribution and Abundance of the Blackfin Sucker (Thoburnia atripinnis) in the Upper Barren River System, Kentucky and Tennessee., Cory Daniel Stringfield

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The Relationship Between Teacher Leadership and Student Achievement, Sally Ann Sugg

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Kentucky SRO Programs: An Examination of Impact on Reported Criminal Violations and Board Violations, William John Sullivan

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The Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion: Occupational Hazard or Preventable Tragedy; A Look at State-Corporate Crime, Cassandra Tate

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Ability and Skill Retraining with Task-Oriented Intervention to Improve Functional Independence in Persons with Stroke, Trista Thacker

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The Relationship Between Kentucky High School Principals' Leadership Behaviors And Student Outcomes, Carolyn Camille Towns

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The Implications Of Accountability Models Weighing The Same Student Data Differently, Neely Traylor

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Can the Triarchic Model Differentiate between Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder?, Tina Dilem Wall

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Winter Behavior and Ecology of Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis): Home Ranges, Habitat Use, and Effect of Weather on Foraging Behavior, Todd J. Weinkam

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The Impact Of Personality, Mindfulness, And Symptoms On Response To Brief Meditation, Miranda Westbrook

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Assessment of Antimicrobial Resistance in Pathogens Responsible for Causing Bovine Mastitis in Kentucky, Erica Denise West

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Revulsion and Palatability: The Staying Power of Death Penalty Rituals - Last Meals and Beyond, Angie Wheaton

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The Effect of a Student Support Services Program on Academic Success at an Appalachian Comprehensive University, Ryan Martin Wilson

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Habitat Associations Of Stream-Dwelling Salamanders At Multiple Spatial Scales In Central Kentucky Headwaters., John Mark Yeiser

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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An Eccentric Intervention of the Flexor-Pronator Mass To Impact Overhead Throwing Distance and Velocity, Ricker Stanton Adkins

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Civilian Aviation Screening: A Time-Series Analysis of Confiscated Firearms at Screening Checkpoints, Shon Agard

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A Dietary Study of big brown (Eptesicus fuscus) and northern bats (Myotis septentrionalis) in Western Kentucky, Sarah Elizabeth Asher

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The Effectiveness Of Homeland Security Training For Rural Communities: A Comparative Analysis Of Web-Based And Instructor-Led Training Delivery, Ryan K. Baggett

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Synthesis Of Novel Ionic Liquid Tagged Porphryin Media Designed For The Oxidation Of Lignin, Joseph Hugh Franklin Baker

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Perceived Levels of Confidence and Knowledge of Autism Between Paraprofessionals in Kentucky Schools and Parents of Children with Autism, Laura Nichole Baker

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Population Distribution and Demographics of Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu) in Silver Creek, Madison County, Kentucky, Justin Daniel Basham

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A Comparative Case Study of Factors Distinguishing Between High and Low-Performance on Reading Achievement in Elementary Rural Appalachian Schools, Jennifer Renee Chambers

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The vascular flora of Breaks Interstate Park, Pike County, Kentucky, and Dickenson County, Virginia, Julie Bennett Clark

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Kentucky Speech-Language Pathologists' Confidence And Education In Providing Services To Spanish-English Bilingual Children In The Public Schools, Leah Katherine Cooley

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Subversive Liminality and Ideological Warfare: The Zombie Mash-Up as Resistance to Hypermasculine Revenge Narratives Post-9/11, Veronica L. Cooper

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Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry Analysis Pertaining To Biofuel Process Development, Sushma Dendukuri

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The Perception Of School Board Members And Their Role In Improving College And Career Readiness, Sara Elaine Farris

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The French and Indian Wars: New France's Situational Indian Policies During the Fox and Natchez Conflicts, 1701-1732, Stephen Jay Fohl

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The Moderating Effects of Need for Closure on the Common Ingroup Identity Model, Bradlee Wayne Gamblin

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Effect of predator type, season, brood size, and West Nile Virus infection on the nest defense behavior of male and female Eastern Bluebirds, Kayde Lynn Gilbert

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Expectations Do Not Always Influence Food Liking, Jamie Phillip Hale

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American Sign Language-English Interpreting Program Faculty: Characteristics, Tenure Perceptions, and Productivity, Kimberly J. Hale

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Anti-Slavery and Church Schism among Protestants in Antebellum Central Kentucky, Lance Justin Hale

The Painted Box, Veronica Louise Harryman

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Examining the Occupational Engagement of College Students with Asperger's Syndrome: A Mixed Methodology, Laura Leigh Henley

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Teacher Perceptions and Knowledge about Stuttering Before and After an In-Service Training, Micha Lachole Hobbs

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A Review of Air Medical Safety: 2005-2011, Andrew Holcomb

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Deuterium Tracer Studies Of The Mechanism Of Cobalt Catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, Chunfen Jin

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The Impact Of International Students On American Students And Faculty At An Appalachian University, My Mustapha Jourdini

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Fermenting Identities: Race and Pulque Politics in Mexico City between 1519 and 1754, Neil Robert Kasiak

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Critical Pedagogy in Criminal Justice Higher Education: A Liberative Paradigm, Alyson Kershaw

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Four-Toed Salamander (hemidactylium Scutatum) Nest Site Characteristics In Natural And Constructed Wetlands In Eastern Kentucky, Susan Kay King

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Can Ergonomics be utilized in the Power Sports Repair Profession at Rocky Mountain Motorsports?, Todd Klimkowsky

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Preliminary Validation Of The Childhood Autism Rating Scale - Second Edition Questionnaire For Parents Or Caregivers (cars2-Qpc) And The Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (gars-2) With A Chinese-Speaking Population, Nannan Li

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A Descriptive Analysis Of The National Council For Accreditation Of Teacher Education Master's In Teacher Leadership Programs From 1980 - Present, Cretia Mainous

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The Process of Colonial Adaptation: English Responses to the 1692 Earthquake at Port Royal, Jamaica, Julie Yates Matlock

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The Experiences Of An Occupational Therapist Delivering Occupation-Based Practice At A Skilled Nursing Facility, Shannon M. Mattingly

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Exploring Military Service as an Alternative Sanction: Evidence From Inmates' Perspectives, Travis Wade Milburn

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Occupational Therapists' Intervention Approaches in Secondary Transition Services for Students with Disabilities, Elizabeth Kelly Miller

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The Influence of Tail Autotomy on Avoidance of Chemical Alarm Cues in Northern Zigzag Salamanders, Plethodon dorsalis, Ivan Thomas Moberly

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Nocturnal Habitat Selection During Spring Migration by American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) in Central Kentucky, Andrew K. Newman

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Measuring Tasks, Time, and Priorities: A Study of an Alternative School Leader in Action, Gregory Michael O'Bryan

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The Black Gum Well, Carolyn Ruth Pennington

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The Development Of Old-Growth Structural Characteristics In Second-Growth Forests Of The Cumberland Plateau, Kentucky, U.s.a., Robert James Scheff

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Space Use And Habitat Selection By Bobcats In Southeastern Kentucky, Andrea Joy Shipley

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Identification Of Differences Between Information Communicated By Text Messaging And Voice Message On Feedback, Nicholas Simpson

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Annual variation in timing, orientation and effects of weather on Jefferson salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum) and spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) movements in central Kentucky, Christopher James St. Andre

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Forest Dynamics Of Two Multi-Aged Hemlock-Mixed Mesophytic Forests In The Northern Cumberland Plateau, Kentucky, Kacie Lee Tackett

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Constructing Evil: U.S. Media Discourse and the Iranian State Murder of Neda Agha-Soltan, Justin Turner

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Math Intervention Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge And Student Achievement, Lisa Ivey Waller

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The Lived Experience of Non-traditional Students in the Occupational Science Program at Eastern Kentucky University, Deana Marie Ward

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The Rhetorical Criteria of Kennedy's Camelot, Stacy Fawn Wilder

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Forgotten Victims: A Qualitative Study of Familial and Intimate Partner Abuse of Male-to-Female Transgender Individuals in Central Kentucky, Allison Brooke Willingham

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A Multiple Case Study of Teacher Perspective on Effective Interventions Used by Family Resource Centers in Elementary Schools to Improve Parental Involvement of Students At Risk, April Cherisha Wood

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Occupational Therapists' Perception of Their Role in Working With Clients Experiencing Visual Deficits: A Phenomenological Study, Rebekah Katherine Wurzback

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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A Multi-Method Assessment Approach to the Detection of Malingered Pain: Association with the MMPI-2 Restructured Form, Jaime L. Anderson

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Courting Toyota, Selling Kentucky: Conflict and Relationship Building in the Establishment of Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky, 1984-1989, Eric Shea Bailey

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Supermax Confinement: A Descriptive and Theoretical Inquiry, Marisa M. Baumgardner

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Postwar Media Manifestations and Don DeLillo, Joshua Adam Boldt

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A Mixed Methods Examination of the Impact of National Board Certified Teachers in Central Kentucky, Susan Michelle Boulden

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Workplace Explosions: A Comparison of the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Jessica Dawn Burba

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A Parent Consultation Group For Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Mixed Methodological Study, Cassandra Catherine Clark

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Bat Species Diversity in Old-Growth vs. Second Growth Forests in Lilley Cornett Woods, Letcher County, Kentucky, Lindsay R. Conley

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Age, forest structure, and disturbance history of five potential old-growth forests in eastern Kentucky's Cumberland Plateau, Adrienne Michelle Cooper

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Amphibian Community Similarity Between Natural Ponds And Constructed Ponds Of Multiple Types In Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky, Robert Daniel Denton

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Land snail species diversity and composition between different forest disturbance regimes in central and eastern Kentucky Forests, Daniel Douglas

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Efficacy Of Constructed Wetlands Of Various Depths For Natural Amphibian Community Conservation, Andrea Nicole Drayer

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A Call To Arms: The Militarization of Natural Disasters in the United States, Ashley Katherine Farmer

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The Phenomenon of Identity Theft, Hollie Reni Freeman

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Career and Technical Education Program Alignment with Local Workforce Needs, Karla Beth Hargis

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Psychosocial Effects on Academic Performance, Aria Zhalet Higgins

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Commitment Beyond Morality: American Complicity in the Massacre at El Mozote, El Salvador, 1981, Dustin Hill

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Characterization Of Pregnancy Induced Cardiac Hypertrophy In Rats, Patricia Holden

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Gender Differences in Seeking Help, Jeff Jackson