Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

 

JMU Scholarly Commons is the home for electronic honors theses and projects from 2014 to the present.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Impact of Roe v. Wade (1973) on the American Abortion Rights Movement, Claire M. Adkins

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Crossing the Bridge: A Descriptive Pilot Study of Sensory Tricks and Related Variables to Musician’s Dystonia Onset, Jamie Agee

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The Effect of Dog Interaction through Therapy Trained Animals or Harrisonburg-Rockingham SPCA Volunteering on High Achieving First Year College Student Adjustment Period, Kamille L. Aiello

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“Ain’t It a Pretty Night?”: An Analysis of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah as an Allegory for the Socio-Political Culture of the United States in the 1950s, Melissa Allen

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Facilitating Transitions Through the Use of Multimodal Intervention for a Child with Autism, Alexis E. Anderson

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The Student Role in Catalyzing an Innovation Movement in Higher Education, Christopher D. Ashley

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Searching for Sex Differences in Snake Skin, Sydney E. Ashton

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Substance Use in College Students in Relation to Adolescent Invulnerability and Distress Tolerance, Jordan Barnes

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The Relationship between Fundamental Frequency Variation and Articulation in Healthy Speech Production, Casey Behre

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Complementary Multimodal Compartments in the Developing Inferior Colliculus, Roxana Behrooz

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The Effect of Incline on Caloric Expenditure Measured by a Wrist-Worn Commercial Activity Monitor, Kaitlin M. Bickel, Trent Hargens, Christopher Womack, and Elizabeth Edwards

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Elucidation of Active Sites for the Reaction of Ethanol on TiO2/Au(111), David T. Boyle

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From Malta to the United States: Addressing Refugee Needs, Elizabeth L. Brannon

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Impacts of Birth Plans on Maternal Satisfaction A Literature Review and Focus Group Study, Kaylyn Brooks

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Using Sport as a Global Change Agent: The United Nations Model of Sport for Development, Meghan Burke

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News Media Bias and the Syrian Refugee Crisis, Marisa S. Campanella

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School, Melissa Faye Carter

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Wal-seum, Maya Chandler

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4000 Matches on Fire at Once: Studies in Memory and Performance, Lauren Chapman

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Translation of My Memories into Unprecedented Thresholds, Su Young Choi

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I, a Saint; I, a Sinner: Rereading Female Sanctity in Chaucer’s “Lyfe of Seinte Cecile” and Kate Horsley’s Confessions of a Pagan Nun, Lillian Constance

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A Comparison of Riparian Characteristics and Resulting Water Quality in Restored Agricultural Systems, Amanda Yvonne Crandall

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Israel and Palestine—An Analysis of the 2014 Israel-Gaza War from a Genocidal Perspective, Shannon M. Culverwell

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What Street Harassment Means, Madison Davis

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Enhancing the Learning Experience -- Use of Video Game Technology for Teaching Japanese Language, Craig A. DeCampli Mr.

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Analysis of Structural Stability of Human Prosecretory Mitogenic Lacritin by Circular Dichroism, Anna P. Desmarais and Casey Q. Ramirez Cortes

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Turning the Tables: A Student’s Study into the Frequency of Physical Activity among University Faculty and Staff, Julianna M. DeTrane

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President Truman Decides to Use the Atom Bomb, Amanda L. Dodge

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The Fourth Wave of Democratization: A Comparative Analysis of Tunisia and Egypt, Ariel M. Dunay

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The FARMacy, Emilie E. Dunnenberger

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[UN]KNOWN LINES, Kimberly M. Faber

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Promoting Independent Movers: The Effect of the Quadriciser on Range of Motion (ROM), Kristen N. Frank

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Topical Administration of Lacritin Peptide for the Treatment of Canine Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, Eliza Ann Gaylord

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Analysis of Variability in Crop Yield for Industrial Hemp on Two Farms in Virginia, Nicholas S. Gentile, Evan M. Hylton, and Justin Ngo

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Building (v.) Gastronomy, Zoe C. George

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Software Development for Home Energy Audits: Reducing Energy Consumption in Harrisonburg through Technology, Brantley E. Gilbert

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Survey of microbial urea degrader diversity in two freshwater ecosystems: Lake Shenandoah and the Shenandoah River, Naomi E. Gilbert and Morgan M. Steffen

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Characterizing Subsurface Void Spaces and Water Distribution and Flow Patterns in Cave Hill Karst Using Resistivity, Jacob A. Gochenour

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Real Time Monitoring of Photocatalysis: An Application and Expansion of the Quartz Crystal Microbalance, Perrin Godbold, Morton Samuel, Thomas DeVore, and David Lawrence

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Characterization of Neuronal Specific Responses to Induced Misfolded Protein Stress in Caenorhabditis elegans, Claire Gormley

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An Examination of Early Jewish Thought on the Afterlife, Robert E. Graham III

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Colombian Peace Process Likely to Succeed, Kayla D. Graves

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Outcomes and Solutions for Children and Families Affected by Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Melissa A. Gray

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A Taste of Tuscany, Brigid M. Greaney, Taylor N. Palma, and Jacqueline C. Herrick

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Empire State of Being: Modern Women and the Literary Streets of New York City, Kristen A. Greiner

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Alzheimer’s Disease and the Impact of Music Therapy A Systematic Literature Review, Hayley Guess

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Experimental Analysis of R134a, R22, and R404 for An Edibon TAAB: Air Conditioning Lab Unit, Kyle T. Heesen

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The Effects of Ocular Dominance on Visual Processing in College Students, William A. Holland

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A Meta-Analysis of the Aftermath of South Africa’s Apartheid on its Health Care System, Caitlin Jaeckel

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The Roles of Race and Empathy on Contagious Yawning, Daroon M. Jalil

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Queer University: An Ethnographic Case Study of the Trans Student Experience of College Campus Space, Madeline Johnson

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Maladaptive Behavior and Communication Disorders Following TBI: Survivor, Caregiver and Speech-Language Pathologists' Perspectives, Marena S. Jones

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The Expanded Auditor's Report: A Case Study From the United Kingdom, Maria Jones

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Phobophobia, Rebecca Christine Josephson

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Interdisciplinary Skill Development During Summer Autism Clinic, Rachel F. Kagle

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An Experimental Study on Drag Reduction of Aftermarket Additions on an SUV, Christiana L. Katsoulos

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Kinship Care: Policy and Practice in the Shenandoah Valley, Anneliese L. Keeler

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The Relationship between Coaching Behaviors and Athletic Injury, Olivia L. Kimmel

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Effects of the microenvironment surrounding Cys433 in Arabidopsis β-amylase-1 and -3 on the sensitivity to glutathionylation by nitrosoglutathione, Matthew Russell Kohler

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Construction of a Heterologous Vaccine against Bordetella avium and Campylobacter jejuni utilizing the B. avium Transporter, Baa1, Rachel Korba

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Emotional Behavioral Disability Prevalence Trends in Virginia and Teacher Efficacy, Amanda T. Kousen

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Feasibility Study: Tangier Island Wind Turbine Deployment, Patrick Landess 7639489

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Latin American Gender Politics: Examining the Relationship Between Gender and Political Participation, Haley Bryson Lawrie

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Media Framing and the Cancellation of NASA's Space Shuttle Program, Nicholas J. Lepp

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Migrant Archives, Byronaé Lewis

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Write Place at the Write Time: A Study of How Writing Contexts Affect Rates of Productivity and Perceptions of Success in Creative Writing, Sydnie R. Long

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Survey of Terrestrial Macro-Invertebrates Hg Content and Assessment of Low Level Hg Presence on Human Health, Gregory Mansour

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“Emily Dickinson: The Poet’s Voice as Expressed Through Music” A Pedagogical Performance Analysis of Selected Dickinson Poetry in Solo and Choral Literature, With Emphasis on Expression and Meaning Throughout the Rehearsal Process, Nelia M. Maurizi

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The Effect of Motor Skill Intervention on Preschool Aged Children's Ability to Perform Locomotor and Object Control Skills, Eleni Mayes

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Exploring existing themes between violence in lacrosse and violent behaviors of its athletes, Jarrod M. McAninch

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The Attentional Effects of Peripheral Priming Cues on Reflectance Report, Katie S. McCullar

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Using Ancient Practices to Fix Modern Problems: The Effect of Biochar on Einkorn Wheat and Soil Quality, Sarah L. Miller

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The Practical Potential of Living Authentically, Aaron Minnick

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Increasing public skepticism in the face of imminent dangers from climate change: A call for science to repair rifts between society and academia, Matthew W. Morrissey and Joshua Schmidt

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The Drone Question: Legality, Ethics, and the Need to Recognize Transnational Armed Conflict, Matthew T. Mueller

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Gender in Eliot's The Mill on the Floss and Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd, Rachel C. Nelson

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Coffee carbon stocks, pest and diseases under varied shade management: a review, Anna E. Nordseth and Heather P. Griscom

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Politics v. Religion: A Theory of the Christian Right, Lucas G. Nordyke

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Be Careful What You Say: The Relationship Between Prosecutorial Language in Closing Statements and Sentencing Outcomes in Real Capital Cases, Megan J. Parker

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Academic Strategies Among Depressed College Students, Sarah Paynter

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Telling the Story: Exploring the Experiences of Individuals Impacted by the Global Refugee Crisis, Hannah C. Pellegrino

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An Affordable VR Environment, Matthew R. Petty 8351517

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SMADmag, Rachel Petty

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The Founding Farce, or, The Lost Debates of the Constitutional Convention: Being an Account of the Discovery of an Overlooked Document, and the Loss Again, and Rediscovery of Said Document, wherein is Written Unheard Proceedings in the Crafting of the Glorious Constitution of these 13 Colonies (Which has Lately been Misplaced), Alexander W. Pickens

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French Political Economic Interests in Francophone Africa: Weighing the Merits of Dependency Theory and Modernist Theory in the Political and Economic Relations Between France and Her Former African Colonies, Cameron D. Pickett

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Studies into the Structure and Function of Various Domains of Obscurin and Titin, Rachel A. Policke

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Analysis of Structural Stability of Human Prosecretory Mitogenic Lacritin by Circular Dichroism, Casey Q. Ramirez Cortes and Anna P. Desmarais

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Potable to Poisonous: An Analysis of the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis, Christina M. Reilly

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How Scholarship Programs Facilitate First-Generation College Students’ Involvement, Maria C. Restrepo Chavez

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Raaxo: A Post-Refugee Landscape, Bailey M. Riales

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Effect of Biofeedback and Exercise Type on Neural Swallowing Control, Rachel J. Rinehart

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Life Cycle Sustainability Analysis (LCSA) of Polymer-Based Piping for Plumbing Applications, Andy J. Rivas Bolivar

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Process Development and Implementation for the Imaging of Heat Treated A2 Steel for Consolidation into an Atlas, Jessica Roberts

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Repeatability of Impedance Cardiography in the Measurement of Cardiovascular Hemodynamics During Exercise, Lindsey Rodriguez

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Living Tiny Legally, James G. Rollin Mr.

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Silenced Imbalances, Ashley G. Roth

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Benefits of Expressive Dance Classes in Women Experiencing Homelessness, Ashley J. Runnells

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Repeaterator: a tool for visualizing DNA repeat motifs in Actinobacteriophage genomes, Grant A. Rybnicky

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Mojave Unnerved, Rachel Scarnaty

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The Quadriciser’s Effect on Range of Motion and Upper Body Motor Control in Children with Mixed Quadriplegia due to Chromosomal Disorders, Jillian Paige Serigano