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 2015

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Human-Animal Communication in Captive Species: Dogs, Horses, and Whales, Mackenzie K. Kelley

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Cinderella: The Study of Cross-Cultural Encounters in Pre-Modern Societies, Jae Ho Kim

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Manifestation Determinations: An Interdisciplinary and User-Friendly Guide to Best Practices, Molly E. Knudsen

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Summing It Up: Comparing and Contrasting Constructivist-Based Teaching Practices, Megan T. Kohanik

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Beauty Within Destruction, Julia Rindal Kron

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Tricistronic Lentivirus Vector Construction using Scar-less DNA Assembly Methods and Web-based Software j5 to Help Study GRK4, Christophe Langouet-Astrie

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Retention across Pedagogies, Rachel Larkin

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The Medical Response to the Black Death, Joseph A. Legan

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Parents of Students with Disabilities Views of Schools’ Efforts to Facilitate their Involvement in their Child’s Educational Progress, Stephanie A. Lessard

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Terra Firma: A Novel in the Making, Samantha Logan

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Customer Complaint Management Systems (CCMS) in a Food Processing Industry, Maggie A. MacLeish

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Quality of Life Indices in Brain Injury: a Pilot Investigation, Lauren Kristine Maher

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Effectiveness of Nutrition Diagnosis and Intervention, Olivia R. Massa

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Playing Together: A Chamber Music Guide, Nicholas Scott Matherne

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The Effects of X-Axis Rotation on Data Estimation Accuracy, Catherine Mathers

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Characterization of Cell-type Specific Responses in C. elegans Experiencing Misfolded Protein Stress: How Do Some Cells Save Themselves While Others Die?, Courtney A. Matson and Erin N. Wallace

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The Research and Creative Implementation of Dance Therapy Practices for Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Caitlin M. McAvoy

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Public Relations Promotion to Advance Child Reading and Literacy, Rosemarie McGinty

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Finding Home: A Collection of Travel Essays From A Semester in Florence, Kathleen S. Melville

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Local Flavors: An Exploration of Food Writing in the Shenandoah Valley, Allison Michelli

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The Year of Change: Challenges Faced by First Year Students Based on Individual Identities, Holly K. Millet

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"Zome": An Interactive Art Piece, Cassidy Moellers, Robert Spinosa, and Dylan Chance

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Intuitive Thought and Consumer Decision Making, Morgan M. Moore

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Family and Child Development Education for Harrisonburg Adolescents, Mollie M. Moran, Jennifer E. Corser, and Julia M. Glauber

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Health Care Service Disparity: Factors Associated with the Distribution of Primary Care Physicians, Robert L. Morgan

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A Selected Survey of Sacred and Secular Music from the English Reformation, with Emphasis on Pedagogical Applications for the High School Choral Classroom, Caroline Morse

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The Model of Masculinity: Youth, Gender, and Education in Fascist Italy, 1922-1939, Jennifer L. Nehrt

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Structural studies of the Ig58 domain of the giant muscle protein obscurin, Matthew C. Oehler

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The Impact of Interactive Music Therapy on the Pediatric Oncology Population, Kristin Moon Orrigo

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Methods for Coating Quartz Crystals, William Patrick

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Identification of the Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mec (SCCmec) Element in Viral Fractions from Environmental Samples, Emily M. Pelto

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Variability in the Fabrication Process of BiVO4 Photoanodes, Lauren M. Phillips

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Listening Fatigue and Response Time in Normal Hearing Listeners, Rachel E. Pittard

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Lebanon: A Permanent Home for Syrian Civil War Refugees, Marko Popovic

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Effect of Carbohydrate Intake on Pacing in Endurance Cycling, Morgan A. Price

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Using Your Inside Voice: The Place of a Global Service Learner, Victoria M. Price

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Judging Laura, Rebecca E. Richardson

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The Effects of In-Class Application Questions on Academic Behaviors, Julia Ricotta

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Evaluating Contested Ground: Civil War Interpretation in the Shenandoah Valley, Kyle P. Rothemich

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The Effects of Quantitative Easing in the United States: Implications for Future Central Bank Policy Makers, Matthew Q. Rubino

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Biophysical Characterization of Naturally Occurring Titin M10 Mutations, Michael William Rudloff

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The Effect of Auditory Stimuli on Visual Time-to-Contact Perception, Chelsea L. Rugel

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Mentoring Under-resourced People, Virginia M. Sandlin

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Transduction as the method of horizontal gene transfer of the Staphylococcal Chromosomal Cassette mec (SCCmec), Amber B. Sauder

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Comparative analysis of anti-Bd bacteria from six Malagasy frog species of Ranomafana National Park, Kelsey Savage

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Postoperative Pain Management, Taylor H. Schuler

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Rat Hind Limb Nociceptive Withdrawal Response Depends on Initial Paw Position but Not Stimulus Location, Kimberly Seamon

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A Portfolio of Experiences in Communications Sciences and Disorders, Dakota Michael Sharp

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Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs and Consumption Related Illness, Caitlin M. Shipman

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Comparing Pseudo-Environmental and Horizontal plus Pseudo-Environmental Transmission of a Probiotic Janthinobacterium lividum Between Green Frog Tadpoles, Stephen Simonetti

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Creation of Weighted Theissen Polygons Using Python, Colin Spohn

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"Sacred Spaces of the Stage": Proclaiming Mennonite Identity through Theatre, Benjamin J. Stoll

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The Effects of Narrative Elicitation Task on the Verb Morphological Patterns of Younger Adolescents with and without Specific Language Impairment, Megan T. Taliaferro

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Probing Buffer-specific Effects on Nucleotide Binding to RecA using Difference Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Joshua E. Temple

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An Analysis of the Journey of Italian Immigrants and Their Contributions to American Society, Samantha Thomas

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Experimental greenhouse and field trials on American Ginseng, Panax quinquefolium: Implications for restoration in Appalachia, Emily Thyroff

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Homesafe: A Mobile Application Utilizing Encryption and Access Control, Kenneth Trumpoldt

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Google Glass and Public Relations: The Use of Optical Head-Mounted Displays in Building Dialogue, Daniel W. Vieth

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Contingency Management and Alcohol Abuse, Amanda D. Walker

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Factors Driving North Korean Military Provocations, Adam F. White

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A Study of Domestic Violence and Patriarchal Ideologies in Popular Men’s Magazines, Annika M. Wilcox

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Indigenous Land Rights of the Khoi in South Africa, Chelsea Wilkins

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The Relation of Service Activity to Change in Empathy, Nancy L.C. Windsor

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How To Teach Hamlet, Rachel A. Wolfe

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Reflection of research on auditory brainstem responses of normal and mutant mice, Valerie Yasamin Acquesta

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Needs assessment of child malnutrition in Bolivia, Eloisa Michelle Amaya Sandoval

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Soundtracks and the moving image, Zachary Ian Barnes

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The relationship between handedness and memory errors, Verena Sema Bethke

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Do the eating behaviors and food preferences of children ages 2 to 18 years resemble those of the mother or father?, Kirsten Brooke Boestfleisch

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Development of an optimized protocol for the isolation of methicillin-resistance genes in Staphylococcus aureus bacteriophages present in the environment, Taryn Katherine Boyle

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The nursing implications of bath salts abuse: A learning tool and curriculum for emergency department nurses, Molly Ann Brennan

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W. H. Keister Elementary School garden: Making environmental connections, Kinsey Elizabeth Browning

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A Study into the Diagnosis of Obesity in Infants Less than Two Years Old in the State of Virginia, Lindsay Ann Bruno

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Women in terrorism: Exploring the motivations of women joining terrorist organizations, Cara Rae Buchanan

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Capital structure study: Accounting and statistical issues, Long Thai Bui

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Passion for academics and problematic health behaviors, Alexander Timothy Bureau

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Structure and function of novel RTX-like proteins BAV1944 and BAV1945 in Bordetella avium , Nathaniel Tate Burkholder

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The significance of the transition of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems to TCP/IP Platforms, Matthew Alexander Care

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Defining and determining national economic success, Nicole Regina Clarke

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The relationship between food bloggers and public relations professionals, Hannah Michelle Cox

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Psychological effects of intensified cycle training and effectiveness testing of the mental/physical state and trait energy and fatigue scale, Jack Dyer Crouch III

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Understanding metal-organic framework assembly in hydrotis(1,2,4-triazolyl)borate materials, Matthew Ryan Dent

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Development of an Immunodiagnostic Assay for Canine Tear Lacritin, Alison Mae Enghauser

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The effects of physical activity on on-task and off-task behaviors of an elementary school student with ADHD, Kayla Whitney Eppard

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Lion and livestock conflict in the Amboseli region of Kenya, Gabriela Schieve Fleury

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The role of ambient temperature in the recovery from major surgical stress, Mary Katherine Garbarini

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Not just a pretty face: The evolution of the flight attendant, Angelica Rose Gertel

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Influence of a caffeine mouth-rinse on 3-kilometer cycling performance, Jenna Louise Goffe

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Being, narrative, and ethics: A hermeneutical-phenomenological inquiry into the ontology of ethics, Paul Lucas Goldberg

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Factors associated with minor misbehavior in adolescent males, Hunter William Greer

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Vocal fundamental frequency as a function of deception and stress, Joshua David Gross

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Between land and sky: A comparative look at Soviet and American relations and perspectives during the Berlin Airlift, Jacqueline Danielle Guerrier

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Bringing out the animal in me: An examination of art and the individual within the Furry subculture, Jacqueline Danielle Guerrier

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Through the woods, Riley Joseph Hanlon

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Functional movement screening: A study on efficacy in predicting sport-related injuries in collegiate athletes, Daniel Charles Hanson

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Development of inputs from the Lateral Superior Olivary Nucleus to the Inferior Colliculus in EphA4 wild type and mutant mice prior to hearing onset, Allyse Bailey Harris

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Blood, sand, and silk: The implementation of airborne forces in North Africa by the United States Army, 1942, Thomas Spencer Harvey

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Gene expression in the kidney of rats affected by metabolic syndrome: A meta-analysis, Brittany Leigh Hatchett

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Social and cultural capitol in formal one-on-one mentoring relationships, Madeleine Emily Hines

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Analysis of perceived stress, perceived stress management, and symptom severity in women with fibromyalgia, Mavis Leigh Hodges