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 2018

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Mave Magazine, Lauren Adams

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Gender Differences Associated with the Evolution of Attributes Sought in Sports Apparel, Jami Adler

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A Hospitality Themed Event: A Journey Through Camelot, Jane Aronds

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An Archaeological Perspective on Architectural Evolution at Fort Harrison, Rachel Nicole Bergstresser

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The Effect of a Stage of Change Tailored Intervention on Physical Activity and Psychological States of Older Adults, Emilee Blosser

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Associations between Grit and Academic Factors, Alexandra Bowen

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Geospatial Analysis of Eastern Oyster Habitat and Disease in the Chesapeake Bay, Hannah Bradley

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An N-terminal acidic domain in β-amylase2 is required for K+ regulation., Jillian Breault

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The Subjective Well-Being of Ethnic Albanians in Macedonia, Peggy Brozi

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This Is Not A Memorial, Kaitlin Burger

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The Impact of Dual Language Programs in Elementary Schools, Melanie Callihan

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Characterizing Tau in the Nucleus, Shaw Grindle Camphire and Madeline Louise Henwood

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Identifying a B. thuringiensis var. kurstaki Receptor Binding Protein for Bacteriophage Riley, Rachel Carson

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Behavioral Audiometry Testing in Drosophila melanogaster, Amanda Cascio

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Frank J. Wilson: The Father of Forensic Accounting, Luke Catania

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El Viaje desde Centroamérica a los Estados Unidos: How US Foreign Policy Impacts Migration From Central America to the United States, Cecilia Cerja

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Repeatability of the Heart Rate Variability Threshold During Treadmill Exercise, Shane Chambers and Treant A. Hargens

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Interactions between Anxiety Subtypes, Personality Characteristics, and Emotional Regulation Skills as Predictors of Future Career Outcomes, Cerella Chandra

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The State of the Translational Chaperone ICD-1 During Apoptosis in Caenorhabditis elegans, Kyle Cicalese

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Celebrity Chefs as Influencers of Food Well-Being, Briana Cifelli, Theresa B. Clarke, Irvine Clarke III, and W. Val Larsen

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The Effect of the Similarity of Events on Change Deafness, Caroline Cole

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Nature-ization NYC, Sarah Collins

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The Superhero Inside: Exploring the Minds of Ourselves and Our Superheroes, Briana Craig

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An Athletic Training Portfolio: 3 Case Studies, Kristen Dawson

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Enhancing the SEA-PHAGES App to Collect Weather-Related Metadata from Soil Sampling Locations, Kelly M. Degnon

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Adhocracy, Sara Denney

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The Hutongs Blooming 08, L Khawn Din

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Mobile HIV units in South Africa: A Systematic Review, Meaghan Doherty

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Sustainable Agriculture: Integration of Aquaponics at Punta Leona Hotel and Club in Costa Rica, Cailin Sierra Dyer and Paris Riley Smith

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Handedness and the Oldowan Tool Industry: is preferential right-handedness a relic from our evolutionary past?, Jessica Dymon

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Opinions in Context: An Exploration of the Rhetoric Used by Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Regarding the Separation of Church and State, Catherine Evans

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Revival on the Stronghold, Katherine Evans

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The Mythological Perspective of Modern Media: Cross-Cultural Consciousness and Modern Myths, Rebecca E. Evans

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Performing Authentic Savagery: National Myth-Making and Indigenous Survival at American World's Fairs, 1893-1904, Hannah Facknitz

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International Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Cambodia, Mia Fisher

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Does EMG Monitoring in a cVEMP Matter?, Kimberly Fleck

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Export Plan for Maurertown Trailers to Vietnam, Dan Ford

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Fault, Katharine Fritz

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Finding the Balance: Mindfulness Meditations to Foster Interdisciplinary Artistic Exploration, Zachary Kotellos Gordon

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Rehabilitated Ruins, Abigail Cathryn Gwin

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Not For All to Know: translating the possibilities and mysteries of miracle inhabitation, Kara R. Hannibal

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Of the Silmarils and the Ring: J. R. R. Tolkien's Fiction and the Importance of Creation and Art, Michael Hartinger

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An Auto-Ethnographic Study of Foreign and Native Language Education in the United States of America, the Dominican Republic, and Spain, Mary Margaret Hawkins

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Advancing STEAM Learning Through Virtual Reality, Kimberly Hearn

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Transfer Student Internal Consulting Project, Jennifer Lynn Helenek, Cory John Petinga, and Ryan William Wimble

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Undergraduate Research Journals and Career Readiness, Alexandra Hoen

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Antibacterial Properties of Novel Amphiphiles: Exploring Structure-Activity Relationships, Reafa Hossain

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Searching for Potential Binding Partners of Arabidopsis β-amylase9 Using Yeast 2-Hybridization, Sheikh Hossain

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The Effects of Speaking Rate Manipulations on the Perception of Voicing Contrasts, Sarah M. Howell

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Muscle Synergies and how they contribute to the movement of the tail during the Nociceptive Withdrawal Response in the rat’s tail, Hasti Izadpanah

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A CURE for Salmonella: Engaging Students in Pathogen Microbiology and Bioinformatics, Sophie Jurgensen and James B. Herrick

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Validity and Reliability of the YMCA Submaximal Cycle Test Using an Electrically Braked Ergometer, Justin Kidd

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Improving Conversation Skills in a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Textual Prompts and Front-to-Back Fading, Emily Knox

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Unequal Partners: A Pilot Evaluation in Harrisonburg High School, Katherine Kowalk

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Antimicrobial Activity of Novel Cationic Amphiphiles, Melanie Kusakavitch

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Targeting of Central Nucleus Projections to Extramodular Zones of the Lateral Cortex of the Inferior Colliculus in Developing Mouse, Isabel D. Lamb-Echegaray

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Peer Assisted Study Sessions for Financial Accounting, Caitlin Larrick and Laura R. Salt

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Girls Rock Camp, Erica Lashley

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Inclusion in Morning Meetings, Robin Lauber

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On the Road for Change: An In-Depth Analysis and Future Recommendations, Amy Lebrecht

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A World of Possibilities, Austen Linder

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Studying Abroad: A Travel Campaign, Flora Lindsay

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An Analysis of Public and Feminist Rhetoric for Menstrual Equity, Margaret Linscott

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A Cross-Cultural Examination of the Effect of Employer Support on Employee Productivity, Haley Lipton and Shawn Tuman

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Evolution of Bordetella pertussis genome may play a role in the increased rate of whooping cough cases in the United States, Kevin Loftus

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Characterization of isolates and whole samples from turkeys infected with Bordetellosis, Alexandra Lovrinic

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The Efficacy of the Teach-Back Method of Education on Readmission Rates in Heart Failure Patients within 30 Days of Discharge, Catherine Lynch

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Pupillometry as a Test of Infant Word Recognition, Kierra Lynch

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An Exploration of the Rapid Prompting Method for Students with Autism, Shea Manship

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Enduring Music: Migrant Appalachian communities and the Shenandoah National Park, Madeline Marsh

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The Role of Leadership in Student Organizations, Samantha McAnallen

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Climate Communication through a Community Perspective, Kathryn McGee

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Health Care Priorities in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review, Heather McKay

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Intersections in Theatrical and Dramatic Forms: An Approach to Holistic Teaching Artistry, Madeline Mojallali

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Conversational Speech Characteristics During Entrainment, Pamela Molnar

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Employee Empowerment Through Ethical Decision-Making, Jessica Mongold

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Equitable Sustainable Development in Small American Cities: The Northend Greenway and the Path Forward, Amelia Morrison

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Addressing Disparities Among the Homeless Population with Type II Diabetes Through the Use of Educational Programs, Allison Moses

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Nigerian Terror: The Rise of Boko Haram, Kelly Moss

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“So How Reaganesque Exactly Are These Republicans?”: Strategic Invocations of Collective Memory about Ronald Reagan During the 2015-2016 Republican Primary Presidential Debates, Rachel Moss

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Less-Java, More Learning: Language Design for Introductory Programming, Zamua Nasrawt

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The Impact of Functional Modeling on Engineering Students' Mental Models, Jacob T. Nelson, Robert L. Nagel, Julie S. Linsey, Matt R. Bohm, and Alexander Murphy

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Reconstruction of the Tail Nociceptive Withdrawal Response from Combinations of Movement Primitives Associated with Individual Muscles in the Rat, Justin Nguyen

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Exploring the Relationship between Team Characteristics and Mental Health Symptoms amongst Student Athletes, Dylan Owens

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The Preparation of Palladium Complexes of N-Pyrazolylpropanamide Derivatives, Tyler Palombo 5275714

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Impact of a Hand Hygiene Curriculum and Group Handwashing Station at Two Primary Schools in East Africa, Stephanie Pasewaldt

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Transfer Student Internal Consulting Project, Cory John Petinga, Jennifer Lynn Helenek, and Ryan William Wimble

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An Investigation of Personality Traits as Predictors for Mobile Phone Dependency, Elijah Phillips

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Study Abroad and Track II Diplomacy, Makena Rafferty-Lewis

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Comparing Two Naturalistic Pragmatic Assessments: The CELF-5 Pragmatic Activities and the Yale in vivo Pragmatic Protocol (YiPP), Rebecca Reid

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Comfort Women: The Unrelenting Oppression During and After WWII, Alexandrea J. Riddell

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Invstigating the Ecology of a Rare Species on St. John, USVI: Reintroducing Solanum conocarpum in Light of Climate Change, Cecilia Rogers

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Peer Assisted Study Sessions for Financial Accounting, Laura Salt and Caitlin Larrick

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Contributions of Aδ Nociceptors to the Nociceptive Withdrawal Response in Intact Unanesthetized Rats, Kristin Sammons

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Bio-Architecture Feedback Loop, Nicole Samuelu

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Effects of Mental Health Campaigns, Susan Schott

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Establishing Effective Amplitude Criterion for Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, Lindsey Michele Schwenger

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A Step Towards Differentiating Language Difference From Disorder, Sarah Scribano

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Repercussions, Rebecca Small

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Explaining Anthropophagy and Social Violence in the Mesa Verde Region of the American Southwest, Riley Smith