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 2011

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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