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 2012

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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

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An Exploration of the Calls Received by the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling Help Hotline, Carleigh Jones

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Effect of nestling sex ratio on the provisioning behavior of adult Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis), Barbara Ellen Kieffer

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Examining Construct Stability Across Career Stage Cohorts, Deborah L. Kinney

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Factors in Juvenile Court Dispositions: Case Study of a Rural Juvenile Court, Kevin Lee Kirk

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Factors That Contribute to Student Graduation and Dropout Rates: An In-Depth Study of a Rural Appalachian School District, Ann Lyttle-Burns

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Reality television and its impact on women's body image, Ayarza Manwaring

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Sexting as Moral Panic: An Exploratory Study into the Media's Construction of Sexting, Brandon Scott Marker

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Identity, Reality, and Truth in Memoirs from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Travis L. Martin

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The Culture of a Public School's Approach to Children with ASD: An Ethnographical Study, Lisa McCarthy

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A Post-Restoration Assessment of the Fishes and Macroinvertebrates of Mill Branch, Knox County, Kentucky, with Emphasis on the Blackside Dace (Chrosomus cumberlandensis), Dwayne Kevin Merrill

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Quantitative Proteomics Analysis of Differentially Expressed Proteins in Aβ(17-42) Treated Synaptosomes, Jaffer Mohammed

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The Prevalence Of Evidence-Based Practice By The Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist In The Intervention Planning Process For Client Treatment, Linda Mrkic

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The Effects of Word Instruction During Classroom Read-Alouds on the Acquisition of Vocabulary, Marla Renee Muncy

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Population and Conservation Genetics of Crawfish Frogs, Lithobates areolatus, at their Northeastern Range Limits, Schyler O. Nunziata

Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry And Elisa Determination Of Caffeine As A Marker For Sewage Contamination Of Wilgreen Lake, Rosemary Masu Onjiko

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Nursing Home Administrators' Personality And Nursing Home Quality: Correlations Between The Predictive Index And Cms Ratings, Kelly Anne Osbaldiston

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Nest-site selection by Sharp-shinned Hawks in Kentucky, Tyler Edmonson Rankin

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Art as Occupation: A Phenomenological Study of Art as a Means of Self-Expression for an Individual Recovering from Severe Physical, Sexual, and Ritual Abuse, Raina Kay Remole

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An Investigation of the Emotional Intelligence Competencies of National Middle Schools to Watch Principals, Michele Reynolds

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Characteristics Of Rest Sites Used By Raccoons (procyon Lotor) In Richmond, Kentucky, Jonathan Ridenour

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Little Brother is Watching and Recording You: Social Control in a Deviant Group, Joshua Wayne Roberts

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We May or May Not Rock You, Ryan Matthew Rodgers

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Optimization And Validation Of Direct Analysis In Real Time Mass Spectrometry (dart-Ms) For Quantitation Of Sugars To Advance Biofuel Production, Daudi Sayialel Saang'onyo

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Transnational Crime in a Global Community: The Case of West Africa, Holly Joanna Sims

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Developing Culturally Responsive Preservice Teacher Candidates: Implications For Teacher Education Programs, Rose Gilmore Skepple

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Ultraviolet reflectance of nestling plumage and the provisioning strategies of adult Eastern Phoebes (Sayornis phoebe), Alyssa Rae Underwood

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Zapped: A Typology Of Use And Misuse Of The Taser, Lindsey L. Upton

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Occupations and Quality of Life of Families with Children with ASD: A Survey, Rebecca Vaughn

Occupational Behaviors And Quality Of Life: A Comparison Study Of Individuals Who Self-Identify As Adult Children Of Alcoholics And Non-Adult Children Of Alcoholics, Emily Layne Vaught

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Mental Health Services in Appalachia, Miranda Renee Waters

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Edaphic, Microtopographic, and Light Characteristics Associated with the Endangered Running Buffalo Clover (Trifolium stoloniferm) at the Blue Grass Army Depot, Madison County, Kentucky, Lance Austin Watt

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Effects Of A Sustained, Job-Embedded Professional Development On Elementary Teachers' Math Teaching Self-Efficacy And The Resulting Effects On Their Students' Achievement, Krista Louise Althauser

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An Integrated Approach to the Role of Control in Child Maltreatment and Delinquency, Heather Page Kinnett

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Prison Blockbusters: Relationships Between Prison Cinema and Student Perceptions, Jeremy Scott McQueen

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Examining the effectiveness of online wildland firefighting education for structural firefighters, Kevin Roy Nunn

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Reliability and Validity Analyses of the Community Service Attitudes Scale, Brian Perry

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Shorebird migration in western Kentucky: phenology, habitat use, and possible effects of prey availability, Nicole Ann Ranalli

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The Pixelated Jolly Roger: an Ethnographic Analysis of Online Pirates, Kevin Francis Steinmetz

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

The Barbaric Spectacle of Late Modern Fighting, John James Brent

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Extending Herman and Chomsky's propaganda model to criminal justice agencies in the El Paso-Juarez borderland, Alejandro Dodds

Law enforcement recruitment: the social, economic, and political considerations for police officer recruitment programs, E. Quentin Hughes

Social Disorganization, Crime, and Displacement: An Evaluation of HOPE VI in Lexington, Kentucky, Rodrick W. Jones

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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When Worlds Collide: Climate Change's Implications for Criminal Justice, Edward Leonard Wayne Green

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You Make the Call: Using Officer Discretion In Selection of Emergency Response Mode for Fire and EMS, Branden J. Sobaski

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Exorcising Evil: Theorizing Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing, Carl Allen Root

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Burning Construction: From a pathogenic etiology to a terrorist ideology, the social construction of arson, Matthew Hinds-Aldrich

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Following in the Footsteps of Prior Law: the Expanding Application of the USA Patriot Act, Jacinda Christine Bertie

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America's Hidden and Ignored Drug Problem: Prescription Drug Abuse, Brian Keith Simpkins

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Mobile Firearm Simulation Training Systems: Perceptions of Officers from Small and Rural Law Enforcement Agencies, Ryan K. Baggett

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Funding Patterns Within Academic Journal Articles: Does Money Buy Knowledge?, Gregory Kent Ferrell

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Forging the "Iron Fist" Inside the "Velvet Glove": a Case Study in the Character and Culture of a Police Paramilitary Unit, Derek J. Paulsen

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

The Employment Interview: a Critical Review of the Research and Legal Guidelines, Victor E. Kappeler

Theses/Dissertations from 1978

Criminal Juvenile Justice in America: a Model Primer for High School Students, Norman MacArthur Spain

Theses/Dissertations from 1972

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Revision and Test of the Use of Force Scale, Larry K. Gaines