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 2016

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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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The Fate of ICD-1 during Misfolded Protein Induced Apoptosis in Caenorhabditis elegans, Kyle H. Perez

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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

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Cross-Cultural Solutions Volunteer Handbook, Alexa Senio

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Markers of Social Movement Success: The Case of Dominican Citizenship after Resolution 12, Kylie N. Skorupa

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"The Sound of a Voice: An Evening of Intercultural Theatre", Amy C. Slothower

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Sequences of Spiral Knot Determinants, Ryan Stees

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Understanding Identity and Personality Authenticity of Engineering Students, Kylie D. Stoup

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Pilot Project to Advance Distributed Wind in Virginia, Sydney Sumner and Kayla Cook

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Caffeine Mouth Rinsing in the Fed State Does Not Enhance 3-km Cycling Performance In the Morning or Evening, Kayla Sweeney

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Effects of Agricultural Restoration Practices on Stream Health in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, Erin L. Thady

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The Effect of Hofmeister Series Counterions on the Colloidal and Antimicrobial Properties of Triple-Headed Cationic Amphiphiles, Kirstie A. Thompson

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The Purification and Characterization of Beta-amylase6 in Arabidopsis thaliana, Catherine E. Torres, Amanda R. Storm, and Jonathan D. Monroe

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The Effect of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Swallowing, Jessica R. Torres

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A Proposal for A Writing Center at Lafayette High School, Katherine Leigh Utne

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ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF A CONSTRUCTED WETLAND BIOME ON THE ECOSYSTEM HEALTH OF CEDAR RUN, Thomas Vasilopoulos and Casey Lee

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Cancer Perceptions and Health Behaviors in Tazewell County, Virginia, Sarah E. Waddle

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A Computational Investigation of Large Gaps in Contingency Tables, Noah J. Watson

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Modulation of Nitric Oxide Synthase I Transcription by Tau and Alpha-Synuclein and its Relevance to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases, Taelor A. Weaver and Alexandra L. Deal

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Perceptions of Safety in Urban Spaces: The Fan District, Richmond, VA, Lindy C. Westenhoff

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Build-up Effect of Auditory Stream Segregation Using Amplitude-Modulated Narrowband Noise, Harley J. Wheeler and Yingjiu Nie

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Revolutionary Era Women in War: A Move for Societal Reform, Claire Williams

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The Significance of Quality Creative Writing in Children’s Literature: A Practical Application of Children’s Literature in an Educational Context, Nicole M. Wittkopp

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No Soy de Aquí, Ni Soy de Allá: How Stateless Individuals in the Dominican Republic Construct National Identity, Lindsay Wright

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A Novel Use of the Deese-Roediger-McDermott Paradigm: Distinguishing Between Differential Memory Mechanisms in Emotional Literature, Alan John Yablonski Jr.

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A Comparison of Algorithms and Heuristics for Solving the O 1 I n D 1 Shortest Route Problems., Steven D. Young

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The Relationship Between Mortality Salience and the Two Subtypes of Narcissism, Rianna H. Yung

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Isolation and Enumeration of Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus from Coastal Virginia, Zackary A. Zayakosky

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Effects of Anions and Amino acids on Surface Tension of Water, Diana Al Husseini

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"All The World's A Stage:" A Social Media Project for The American Shakespeare Center, Lauren D. Ambrose

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Multimodal inputs and modularity of the inferior colliculus prior to audition., Joseph A. Balsamo

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An Investigation of On-campus Composting Among Undergraduate College Students, Ashleigh Beben

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Causes of Third Party Military Intervention in Intrastate Conflicts, Hailey Bennett

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Analysis of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Nutrients in Lake Sediment, Kelsey L. Berrier

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Lexicons of Colonialism: A Grounded Theory Examination of Indian and Supreme Court Definitions of Sovereignty, Jacob Daniel Bosley

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Learning Preferences in Elementary Education, Samantha R. Boyd

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Anti-Transgender Discrimination and Oppression in New York City and San Francisco during the Gay Liberation Movement, 1965-1975, James Brady

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Mouth asymmetries during infant babbling: A brain lateralization study, Cecilia Breazile

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Ability of Skin Bacteria on the Panamanian Frog Species, Craugastor fitzingeri, to Inhibit the Fungal Pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Tiffany N. Bridges

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Pre-Pulse Inhibition Assessment of Sound Localization in Mice, Kathryn C. Brooks

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Critical Thinking Skills Across The Semester In Lecture and Team-Based Learning Classes, Zachary L. Buchin

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The Influence of Lay Concepts and Causal Theories on Definitions of Mental Illness and Social Outcomes, Kallen A. Bynum

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"Debate: Millennials Don't Stand a Chance" Devised, Documentary and Immersive Theatre: The Story of EveryMillennial, Sean R. Byrne

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Examination of the Structure, Force Resistance, and Elasticity of Muscle Proteins, Tracy A. Caldwell

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A Study of the Relationship Between Self-Esteem and High-Risk Sexual Behaviors in College- Aged Black Women, Deborah P. Cameron

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Crossing Language Barriers: Using Translation to Bridge Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Gender-Based Gaps, Audrey L. Cannon

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Addressing the Black Box Phenomenon of Genome Sequencing and Assembly, Brandon Carter

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Structural Comparison of TonB-Dependent Receptors in Bradyrhizobium japonicum, Allie R. Casto

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Bodies in Space, Nancy Congrove

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Evidence-Based Practices in Selecting Standardized Assessments of Child Language, Darielle Cooper

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A Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Feasibility Study for Green Fence Farm, Ashleigh Cotting

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The Effect of Communication Type on Knowledge Retention of Brain Injuries, Alyson Cregger

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The Synthesis and Study of the Biological and Colloidal Properties of Bolaamphiphiles, Louis M. Damiano

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Can Small Details Bring Big Success? Construal Levels as Academic Goal Strategies, Christopher R. Deitrick

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The Evolution of Women in Business and Female Leadership in the Business Environment, Olivia M. Deputy

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Feasibility Study: The Evaluation of Polymer Coatings to Prevent Weathering of Weak Rocks, Lauren Distler

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Related to Emergency Contraception Among College Students, Sarah Donohue

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The Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants Among Students with High Academic Standing, Megan L. Dwyer

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Helicopter Parenting and Parent-Child Attachment, Kaitlin S. Fitzgerald

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Mapping Soil Erosion Risk and Safety Factors of the Massanutten Trail System, Joshua R. Foery and Philip V. Sturm

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JMU Dining to Go, Austin R. Ford

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A Comparative Analysis of the Racial and Class Achievement Gap in Schooling in the United States, France, and South Africa, Taylor J. Fulcher

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Lev Vygotsky Speaks: Early Childhood Curricula, Dakota L. Gagliardi

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Delay and probabilistic discounting of alcoholic beverages, Frank L. Galante

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Does vestibular sensory stimulation, in the form of slow, linear swinging, change the modes of communication among children with autism?, Katherine A. Gallaher

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The Professional Writer's Many Personae: Creative Nonfiction, Popular Writing, Speechwriting, and Personal Narrative, Rosemary Girard

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Insomniac of the Soil: a collection of poetry and essays, Sarah E. Golibart

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The Effect of the Dodd-Frank Act on Risk in the Financial Sector, Beatrix S. Haddon

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Exploring the Relevancy of Written and Drawn Representations in a Digital Age, Shelby Alexandra Hanson

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The Leadership Hub, Michelle E. Healey

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Thermoelectric Properties of Nano-Meso-Micro β-MnO2 Powders as a Function of Electrical Resistance: Experiment and Theory, Morgan Hedden

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Aqueous Foam Stabilized by Tricephalic Amphiphilic Surfactants, Seth A. Heerschap

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Structural Elucidation of AggR-activated Regulator, Aar, in Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli, Andrew Heindel

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Students as Neighbors: Utilizing Dialogue and Deliberation to Manage Town-Gown Tensions, Courtney C. Herb, Lauren A. Holder, and Alison L. Steed

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To Expel, or to Not Expel? An Analysis of James Madison University's Crisis Communication and Response to Sexual Assault, Julie M. Hirschhorn

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The Impact of “Fearful” and “Serene” Mood on Mortality Salience, Kathryn A. Howard

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Creating Supplements to an Anti-Bullying Program in a Harrisonburg City Public School, Jessica G. Hunt

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Back to Black: An Exploration of Amy Winehouse’s Music and Addiction, Courtney AD Jamison

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The First Year: The Relationship Between Loneliness & Wellness Among College Freshmen, Isabel M. Jimenez-Bush

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Cybersecurity Disclosure Effectiveness on Public Companies, Jingjing Jin

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The Effectiveness of Social Stories on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Literature Review, Caroline E. Johnson

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Critical Analysis of the Confounding of Clinical Trials, Eleanor L. Jordan

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The Effect of Global and Local Processing in the Attentional Blink, Ashley Kalavritinos