Senior Honors Projects

Senior Honors Projects

 

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

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A Survey-Based Study of the Changes to Self-Efficacy, Trust in Coaching, Goal Orientation, and State Anxiety that Occur During a Marathon Training Taper, Erica A. Witoslawski

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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A Dickensian Utilitarianism, Zachary Allentuck

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The Hemostatic Effects of Acute Exposure to Colored Cornstarch Powder During a 5k Run, Robert C. Allsbrook

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The Drivers of Sectarian Violence: A Qualitative Analysis of Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey, Catherine R. Antosh

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Hematological Changes in Response to a Drastic Increase in Training Volume in Recreational Cyclists, Jessie E. Axsom

The effect of electrically-braked cycle ergometers on the validity of the YMCA cycle ergometer test., Julia Catherine Aymonin

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Fairy Tales and Adaptations: A Unit of Study for High School Seniors, Angelica P. Babauta

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The Effect of Stress on Bone Mineral Density in College Aged Females, Grace C. Berardini

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The Effect of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on Earnings Quality, Emily B. Blair

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The unwanted immigrant, Frank A. Bozich III

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The Effect of Depression on Bone Mineral Density in College-Aged Females, Caitlin A. Cadematori

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Tracing the Past and Outlining the Future: The James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal as a Genre System, Lindsey R. Campbell

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Effective Communication of School Health Screening Information: A Pilot Study Evaluating the Effect of Electronic Communication of BMI Screening Information in Elementary Schools, Kara Elizabeth Carter

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Sensory Modalities Underlying the Escape Response of the Cricket, Acheta domesticus, to Looming Stimuli, Ariel M. Childs

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Revitalizing Classical Music Interest and Concert Attendance: Why Today's Youth Are Deterred From Classical Music and Why Symphony Orchestras and Businesses Need to Get Involved, Caroline M. Clouse

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American Sign Language as a Foreign Language Equivalent at James Madison University, Abigail E. Compton

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Pilot Project to Advance Distributed Wind in Virginia, Kayla M. Cook

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Applying the Social Cognitive Theory to the Hookup Culture Embodied in the Undergraduate Students of James Madison University, Jacqueline M. Crawford

An Attempt to Quantify the Perception of Frequency Changes in Mice, Camilla K. Czulada

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Type and Location of Speech Disruptions in Adolescents With and Without Specific Language Impairment, Katherine E. Davies

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Evaluation of interleukin-3 in blood-stage immunity against murine malaria Plasmodium yoelii, Haley E. Davis

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Parents of children with arthritis-related diseases: An examination of knowledge of and participation in select support programs and services offered by the Arthritis Foundation, Margo B. Deihl

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Alignment of neurochemically defined modules in multimodal aspects of the mouse inferior colliculus., Chris H. Dillingham

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Population Projection and Habitat Preference Modeling of the Endangered James Spinymussel (Pleurobema collina), Marisa Draper

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Epigenetic Characterization of Human Retina Cells, Nicholas R. Dunham

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Seeing the Forests for the Trees: A Comparative Study of the Green Belt and Chipko Movements, Claire E. Elverum

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Testing of the Late-Ordovician Pre-GICE Warm Water Carbonate Hypothesis in Alabama, Brandon Euker and Stacey Law

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What Predicts Loan Repayment at Auto Capital?, Kathleen Fogg

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Sickness of the soul: Language mediated understandings of depression across cultures, Elyssa M. Fogleman

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Transfer Students Bleed Purple Too, Katherine E. Ford Ms.

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Reverse Genetic Screening of Innexin Gap Junction Proteins in Drosophila Neurons, Shannon P. Fox

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The Relationship Between Conflict Resolution Styles in Cross-Gender Sibling Relationships and Romantic Relationships, Kristen M. Friel

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Selected Health Behaviors among Undergraduate College Students in Different Academic Disciplines, Patrick C. Gathman

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Predicting Student Involvement in Campus Recreation Programs, Nicole Grabowski

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The Effect of Simulations on Nursing Students’ Ethical Reasoning Confidence in Disasters: A Pilot Study, Sara E. Greco

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Όλα καλά (All is Fine): Greece and its Denial of Economic and Financial Negligence, Jasmine S. Grindle

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The role of intrinsic foot muscles in three running footwear conditions, Brian T. Groener

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NGO Collaboration in Natural Disaster Response Efforts- A Comparative Case Study of Earthquakes in Asia, Richelle S. Grogg

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Bonding Theatre and Chemistry: An Educational Exploration, Matthew Gurniak

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Leadership, Culture, and Academic Success, an Internal and External Departmental Analysis and Comparison of the James Madison University Engineering Program, Sierra Hahn-Ventrell and Steven Harper

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Interteaching and Mindset, Caroline D. Hall

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HIV/AIDS and the European Union, Victor Hammarin

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Too Much Television?: Does Watching Political Ads Influence If and How People Vote?, Andrew Haveles

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Investigating the Use of Chloroquine as Antineoplastic Therapy, Catherine E. Herron and Alexandra E. Mason

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Searching for Potential Binding Partners of Arabidopsis β-amylase2 using Yeast 2-Hybridization, Megan E. Hines

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Compost Land Management and Soil Carbon Sequestration, Kylene A. Hohman

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Reflection: Effect of Age on Auditory Brainstem Responses in Mice with EphA4 Mutations, Erica L. Hoogerland

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Macronutrient Supplementation for Endurance Athletes, Jonathan B. Hurst

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Hemostatic Responses to Exercise in a Polycythemia Vera Patient, Allison M. Huschke

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Student Awareness of the Daily News-Record, Molly Margaret Jacob

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What is the Ethically Ideal Form of Self-Defense Legislation? A Utilitarian Analysis, Jacqueline J. Jessop

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Film and Theatre: Hybridization and the Convergence of Mediums, Rachel A. Jones

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Learning from the Reggio Emilia Philosophy: How it can Work in Public Elementary, Allison Shira Kaye

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Nonlinear dynamics of filaments in free space and fluids, Victoria Kelley

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Clinical Study of Canine Tear Lacritin as a Treatment for Dry Eye, Katherine E. Kelly

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Changing Peer’s Attitudes Towards Accommodations for Disabled Students, Dylan G. Kitley

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Analysis of the Responses to Poverty in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Kara Krantz

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Examination of the Effects of Language and Cultural Barriers on Spanish-Speaking Patients in Health Settings as Observed by Medical Spanish Interpreters, Sarah J. Kraska

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Quantifying the Use of Chloroform Vapor Exposure to Improve the Adhesion of Au Thin Films onto PMMA, Kathleen T. Krist

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Preliminary Insights into Prehistoric Toolstone Preference of Two Igneous Materials in the Tanana River Drainage, Interior Alaska, Brooks A. Lawler

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Embryonic and post-embryonic HoxA13 expression in the four-toed salamander, Hemidactylium scutatum., Breanna R. Lee

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Learning Through Meaningful Experiences with Self, Others, and the Environment: A Curriculum Framework Tailored to the Needs of English Language Learners, Haley Leopold

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Transportation Rating Systems and Social Sustainability: A Comprehensive Analysis, Kelsey Lineburg

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Bending and Binding: What Builds and Bounds the Ashtanga Yoga Community, Rosealie P. Lynch

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Exploratory Study of Graph Drawing on a Continuum of Expertise, Emily MacLeish

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Military Connections, Shannon M. Malloy

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U.S. Policy and Civil Liberties in Cuba: A Qualitative Analysis, Jason E. Mann

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Using Residential Location to Assess the Environmental Value-Action Gap of Students at James Madison University, Emma Rose Martin

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Theatre Education for Homeschooled Children, Jonathan A. Martin

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Investigating the Use of Chloroquine as Antineoplastic Therapy, Alexandra E. Mason and Catherine E. Herron

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The Expansion of the Training of the Hospital Emergency Response Team at Sentara Rockingham Memorial with the Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, Allison E. Mayzel

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The Synthesis and Colloidal Characterization of Several Triscationic Amphiphilic Antibacterial Agents, Kristin R. McKenna

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Exploring the Associations Among College Students Self-reported Resilience, Coping Behavior, Goal Orientation and Passion for Academics, Sara C. McMillan

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Measurements of Photon Beam Intensity at the High Intensity Gamma-Ray Source (HIGS) Facility for Astrophysically Relevant Photodisintegration Reaction Cross Section, Evan G. Meekins

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A Systematic Review of Complimentary Therapies to Treat Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Aftermath of Domestic Abuse, Jordan A. Meeks and Saida Byrami

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The Synthesis of 1,3-Difluoro-2-methyl-4-phenylbenzene from a one-pot Reaction of Difluorocarbene and 1-Phenyl-2-methylcyclobutene, Ruth Felicitas Menger

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Identity To Be Determined: The Development of the American Ideal in the Early Republic, Andrew S. Mills

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Beyond Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Learned Information in Forodhani Park, Jaimie Lynn Mulligan

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A Concrete Water Pasteurization Device For Third World Countries, Andrea R. Murchie

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Strategies for Improving the Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Burma, Rebecca L. Murray

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Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping: A State of the Science, Landynn E. Ouellette

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Escape strategy of the cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa) to heat and looming stimuli, Jiangda Ou and Corey L. Cleland

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The Real F-Word: Feminism An Exploration of Feminism and the Female Experience on College Campuses, Beatrice R. Owens

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Examination of cue-induced nicotine withdrawal among humans, Kathleen R. Owens

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Global gains, local costs? evaluating the nexus of industrial agriculture, conservation science, and rural livelihoods in the African tropics, Rachel E. Palkovitz

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Assessing Understanding of Sexual Assault Resources and Response Among Health Sciences Students, Michelle M. Pappalardo

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Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor Response During Endurance Cycle Training: Impact of Carbohydrate and Protein Supplementation, Jordan L. Parker

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The Impact of Market Perception on Sovereign Default Risk in the European Union, Keith Pendergrast

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Role of interleukin-3 in an experimental model of mouse cerebral malaria caused by Plasmodium berghei ANKA, Brendon R. Perry

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Does Passion Predict Enjoyment and Performance in an Interteaching-based Course?, Allison T. Piotrowski

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A comparison of combined versus individual cognitive coping strategies for managing pain, Grant Pointon

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The Impact of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury on Romantic Relationships, Rylie K. Power

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Adolescent Grief: The Nurse's Role in Promoting Healthy Coping Mechanisms and Preventing Future Hospitalizations, Erica C. Reighard Ms.

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Reintroduction of Brook Trout to the South River via Upwelling Springs, Sydni L. Reinhold

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Overwhelmed, Overworked, and Under-Appreciated: A Mixed Methods Study of Undergraduate Music Education Students, John P. Riley

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The Family Gothic: Identity and Kinship in the American Gothic Tradition, Meagan Elizabeth Riley

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Examining the Implementation of the Patient-Centered Recovery Model in Psychiatric Nursing, Nicole K. Rossi

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Initiating Conversation by a Kindergarten-Aged Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Eliana A. Segal and Trevor F. Stokes