Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

 

JMU Scholarly Commons is the home for electronic honors theses and capstone projects from 2014 to the present.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Margulis revisited: Once more on program notes and audience enjoyment, Jocelyn Abrahamzon

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Learning in the light of freedom: The Mississippi freedom schools of 1964, Emma E. Appleton

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Moments as they pass, Jesus Armenta

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Children of Milagros: Bringing aid to a community center in need, Matthew Ashley

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Detecting the cold: Do innexins function in cold nociception?, Rachel Barborek

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Impact of one night sleep restriction on autonomic function and heart rate variability in recreational cyclists, Amanda J. Becker, Nicholas D. Luden Ph.D., and Christopher J. Womack Ph.D. FACSM

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Are firm emissions data likely to be accurate under carbon-dioxide cap & trade programs? An economic analysis, Kyle Beck

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Life variables of college students who report helicopter parenting, Faith Benton

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A study of the effect of memory system configuration on the power consumption of an FPGA processor, Adam Blalock

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Perspectives of caregiver-survivor dyads following TBI: A case series, Shayleen Brennan

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JMU campus inclusivity video project, Meredith Grace Browder

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Intimacy idolization and ego development in adolescence: Links to social relationships and wellness in early adulthood, Rachel Brown

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Deaf education: The past, present, and future, Diana Burke

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The effects of post-exercise nutrient intake on hydration status and muscle soreness ratings in youth cyclists, Allison Cadematori

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Understanding awareness and completion of advanced care directives: An exploratory study, Katherine Anna Chiu and Katherine Grace Topf

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Grain size and vegetation as controlling variables of stream channel morphology, Grant Colip

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Examining the effectiveness of interprofessional collaboration for preprofessional speech-language pathology and occupational therapy graduate students, Morgan Cornwell

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Speech characteristics of conversational speech tasks, Ashley Cox

Harrisonburg a lo largo de los años: Un estudio sobre el crecimiento de la diversidad en la ciudad, Hannah Creighton

The significance of IT certifications for James Madison University's Computer Information Systems major, Joseph Crouch

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Group culture in successful organizations, Courtney Cybert

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The Correlation between Undergraduate students who attend the University Recreation Center and students exhibiting symptoms of an eating disorder, Olivia Daniels

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Learning how to learn, Kyle Duffie

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The reproducibility crisis in scientific research, Sarah Eline

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Teaching empathy: Examining the relationship between state political environment and social studies curriculum, Norman Morris Ellis III

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Rhetoric and ethics: A Burkean analysis of modern cult (and anti-cult) tactics, Lydia Erickson

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Economic development and peace: To be pursued in tandem, Allison Fisher

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The history of Lizzie Borden: Burying the axe, Christian Ford

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What the hack is a hacker?, Paige Franklin, Ryan Adams, and Caroline Henry

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How to Live: Lessons from Old English and Old Norse/Icelandic wisdom literature, Rhys Frazier

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Analyzing the effect of apoptotic mutations on the state of the nascent-polypeptide associated complex in Caenorhabditis elegans, Monica Gerber

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Participant accuracy and impact of biofeedback on a skilled swallowing task, Caris Giessler

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Free speech on public college campuses, Christopher Gothard

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Universal design and accessibility in Taipei City: Definitions, design, and the Disability Rights Movement, Hannah Goulette

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Bringing the norm to the ‘Burgs: Gender and design at two Virginia Normal Schools 1908-1928, Inga H. Gudmundsson

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An effective methodology for teaching writing to adolescent English learners, Emily Hadfield

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over certain undecidedness these heartstring intimations, Martha Hemingway

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Structure/function analysis of FegA and FhuA in bradyrhizobium sp., Alexander James Herd

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Hearing studies in old mice: The effect of pre-pulse inhibition on the acoustic startle response, Ashley B. Hillyard and Nicolette S. Chuss

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Multi-proxy characterization of ACEX subunit 1/5 (the “zebra” interval) to better understand sediment deposition at this critical age boundary and paleoceanographic transition, Victoria Hojnacki

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Investigating the role of integrin beta 3 in dendritic arborization in the supragranular developing cerebral cortex, Zachary Logan Holley

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A war of frustration: Saddam Hussein’s use of nerve gas on civilians at Halabja (1988) and the American response, Christopher Huber

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The MicroSociety® model: An assessment of civic engagement outcomes amongst fourth and fifth grade students, Jewel Hurt

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Dry river watershed valuation and management plan, Julia Hutchens

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Family of origin experiences and young adults’ romantic relationship outcomes, Emily Isola

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Cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPs): "Differentiation of inter-neck EMG symmetry between children and adults", Ellen Jones

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Levels of human tear lacritin isoforms in healthy adults, Brooke Justis

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Cause campaign for dating abuse in college, Isabel Elaine Kerr

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World throne, Wyatt Lam

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"Playhouse creatures:" A study of restoration actresses, Emily LaPlante

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A critical analysis of the metaphysics of limit and unlimited in Plato's Philebus, Ashley Lascano

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Increasing food security: Developing and testing a nutrition education curriculum for a mobile food pantry, Alexandra Lepecha and Kathleen M. Kraft

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The effect of one night of sleep restriction on aerobic exercise performance, Lindsay Lickers

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Overcoming degradation: A novel synthetic strategy for antisense oligonucleotide analogs, Annie Lin

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The influence of body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, and physical activity on serum GGT in college drinkers, Gillian Mackey

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Expanding business to Harrisonburg, Graham Maguire

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Lead contamination of soils in an abandoned rifle range, Augusta County, Virginia, Logan Mahoney

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American and British speech differences in low socioeconomic status homes, Jennifer Markfeld

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Pieces of us: Songwriting our stories in Harrisonburg, VA, Davina Miaw

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Donald Trump did a “very good” job: A rhetorical analysis of candidate Trump’s campaign speeches, Caroline Mohan

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Second class citizens - A comparative analysis of LGBTQ quality of life, Paige Stuart Moody

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The feasibility of standardized cognitive assessments for vestibular patients, Brynn Morales

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Do EMG monitoring and amplitude normalization reduce cVEMP variability in a pediatric population?, Brenna Murray

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The future of the euro in a post-Greek environment: opportunities and perils, Mallory Orr

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The One Health initiative: The intersection of human, animal, and environmental health, Mary Evelyn Pearsall

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Investigating the effect of sodium benzoate on immune cells and microbial populations in the small intestine of murine species., Shelby Pedigo

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The effects of nap duration on sleep inertia and physical performance, Angela Petretta

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A lens on national parks past and present: Bringing conservation and climate change into collective focus, Megan Phillips

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Enmesh: The art of trauma and recovery, Joanna Pottle

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The United States' shifting relationship with Taiwan due to Cold War influences, Hunter Pratt

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An examination of factors associated with body appreciation, sociocultural attitudes of appearance, and ratings of diverse performing artists, Stephanie Rathjen

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China: Do the Uighurs represent a serious threat?, Bridget Read and Ryan Walters

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Do policy frameworks affect microfinance participation in Kenya?, Matthew Reed

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Battle for the minds: Use of propaganda films in Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany, David Rosenblum

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Decrypting female attractivity in garter snakes, Holly Rucker

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Rewriting honors 300: Teaching for teaching assistants, Nina Schenk

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Using data science to detect fake news, Eliza Shoemaker

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Modeling a chaotic billiard: The Bunimovich Stadium, Randal Shoemaker

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A feasibility study of industrial hemp on Virginia commercial poultry production, Aaron Sloss

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See and be seen: Young adult refugee literature in the high school curriculum, Patrice Splan

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The visual presidency of Donald Trump's first hundred days: Political image making and digital media, Ryan T. Strand and Dan Schill, Ph.D.

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Antwerp-opedia: A Microsoft SharePoint site, Catherine Susco

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Combining chicken retina RNA-seq data across studies to strengthen biomarker detection, Sarah Szvetecz

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Anne Brontë the Universalist: Religion and patriarchal subversion in the tenant of Wildfell Hall and Agnes Grey, Ardyn Tennyson

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Moral distress in critical care and emergency department nurses, Morgan Timberlake and Nicole Phillips

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China's global influence in 2025: Projected foreign policy strategies, Melissa Toman

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Environmental monitoring using a drone-enabled wireless sensor network, Gina Valentino, Laura Yates, and Brooke Potter

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Protected areas in Tanzania: The coevolution of conservation, communities, and conflict, Rachael Vannatta

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Stitching the void, Taylor Van Ness

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How does media coverage of oil pipelines affect governmental response?, Haley Walter

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Obscurin is a semi-flexible molecule in solution, Jacob Whitley

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The effects of finite precision on the simulation of the double pendulum, Rebecca Wild

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Post-civil war peace durability: The role of domestic infrastructure and military, Alexandra Wilson

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Environmental monitoring using a drone-enabled wireless sensor network, Laura Yates, Gina Valentino, and Brooke Potter

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Innovative care of individuals in the athletic training room: A case series, Kathryn E. Young

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 psychology of performance in elite youth soccer players, Matthew Best