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

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A Periodic Matrix Population Model for Monarch Butterflies, Emily Hunt

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Comparison: Perception and Knowledge of Protein Consumption in Female Athletes for Post Weight Lifting Recovery, Samantha Jane Lofton

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Successful Approaches to Encourage Family Involvement in a School Division Located in Southeastern Virginia with Varying Income Levels, Katelyn Elizabeth Montague

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Writing fellows in an undergraduate psychology course, Caroline Prendergast

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Reforming the U.S. Intelligence Community: Successes, Failures and the Best Path Forward, Christopher John Sheehy

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The Effect of the Okavango River on Angola's Economic Stability and the Effect of its Policy on Surrounding Countries, Loren Marie Stoehr

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The Effect of Physical and Demographic Factors and Training on the Time-to-Adoption of Domestic Cats in a Local Shelter, Deborah T. Stratton

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Pre-Service Music Teachers' Perspectives of Experiences in an Informal Music Learning Group, Veronica Jane Sharpe

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Holism and Non-separability Applied to Quantum Mechanics, Catherine E. Nisson

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Irreconcilable Differences: Domestic Factors in Britain Creating an Awkward Partnership with Europe, Nicholas G. Howenstein