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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Biosemiotics as an argument for the recontextualization of biological discoveries: A critical analysis of the biosemiotic model of Marcello Barbieri., Augustus Morrissey Snyder

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Mary Todd Lincoln: Influence and Impact on the Civil War in the White House, Selena Marie St. Andre

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Der Hungerwinter: Family, Famine, the Black Market, and Denazification in Allied-occupied Germany (1945 - 1949), Tyler Stanley

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Documentation of Cultural Landscape Alteration at the Heritage Mounds Site, Georgia, Shannon Sullivan

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Surveilled, Rachel Swetnam

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Nature's Effect on Mental Health, Hannah Thomas

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Escape Behavior of the Grammostola rosea Tarantula and Phidippus regius Spider in Response to Heat Stimuli, Madison Thomas

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Energy Modeling & Design of Prototype Hydroponic Grow System, Emily Denise Trawick, William James Stinson, and Alexander Charles Martin

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

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The Correlation Between Quality of Care and Type of Room in Long-Term Care Facilities in the Shenandoah Valley of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Hannah Twomey

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Dancing in the Airfield: The Women of the 46th Taman Guards Aviation Regiment and their Journey through War and Womanhood, Yasmine L. Vaughan

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Augmented Reality for At-Home Speech Intervention, Emily Vayo

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Development of a Survey to Examine the Association between Relationship Status and Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Behavior, Ansley Waters

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

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Adoration and Art: Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, Fiona Wirth

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Use of Behavior Strategies in Speech-Language Therapy: A Survey of Virginia School Based Speech-Language Pathologists, Gillian Withers

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Coding for Infant Vocalizations Amongst Mid and Low Socioeconomic Status Families, Lera Young

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Design of a Homeopathic Solution for Chronic Cough, Jacob Ziemke

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Study Abroad Blog: A Comprehensive Exploration into Country and Culture, Kristin Zimney

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The impact of Roe v. Wade (1973) on the American abortion rights movement, Claire M. Adkins

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Crossing the bridge: A descriptive pilot study of sensory tricks and related variables to musician’s dystonia onset, Jamie Agee

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The effect of dog interaction through therapy trained animals or Harrisonburg-Rockingham SPCA volunteering on high achieving first year college student adjustment period, Kamille L. Aiello

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“Ain’t it a pretty night?”: An analysis of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah as an allegory for the socio-political culture of the United States in the 1950s, Melissa L. Allen

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Facilitating transitions through the use of multimodal intervention for a child with autism, Alexis E. Anderson

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The student role in catalyzing an innovation movement in higher education, Christopher D. Ashley

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Searching for sex differences in snake skin, Sydney E. Ashton

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Addressing Islamophobia in Greene County, Virginia, Kayla Barker

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Substance use in college students in relation to adolescent invulnerability and distress tolerance, Jordan Barnes

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The relationship between fundamental frequency variation and articulation in healthy speech production, Casey Behre

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Complementary multimodal compartments in the developing inferior colliculus, Roxana Behrooz

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The effect of incline on caloric expenditure measured by a wrist-worn commercial activity monitor, Kaitlin M. Bickel

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Elucidation of active sites for the reaction of ethanol on TiO2/Au(111), David T. Boyle

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From Malta to the United States: Addressing refugee needs, Elizabeth L. Brannon

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Impacts of birth plans on maternal satisfaction a literature review and focus group study, Kaylyn Brooks

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Using sport as a global change agent: The United Nations Model of Sport for Development, Meghan Burke

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News media bias and the Syrian refugee crisis, Marisa S. Campanella

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School, Melissa F. Carter

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Wal-seum, Maya Chandler

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4000 matches on fire at once: Studies in memory and performance, Lauren Chapman

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Translation of my memories into unprecedented thresholds, Su Young Choi

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Theatre for the community: A practical application, Megan Larissa Ciszek

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I, a saint; I, a sinner: Rereading female sanctity in Chaucer’s “Lyfe of Seinte Cecile” and Kate Horsley’s Confessions of a Pagan Nun, Lillian Constance

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A comparison of riparian characteristics and resulting water quality in restored agricultural systems, Amanda Y. Crandall

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Israel and Palestine- An analysis of the 2014 Israel-Gaza war from a genocidal perspective, Shannon M. Culverwell

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What street harassment means, Madison Davis

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Enhancing the learning experience- Use of video game technology for teaching Japanese language, Craig A. DeCampli

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Analysis of structural stability of human prosecretory mitogenic lacritin by circular dichroism, Anna P. Desmarais and Casey Q. Ramirez Cortes

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Turning the tables: A student’s study into the frequency of physical activity among university faculty and staff, Julianna M. DeTrane

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President Truman decides to use the atom bomb, Amanda L. Dodge

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The fourth wave of democratization: A comparative analysis of Tunisia and Egypt, Ariel M. Dunay

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The FARMacy, Emilie E. Dunnenberger

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[Un]Known lines, Kimberly M. Faber

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Controlled Authenticity: A Hybrid Account of Personal Autonomy, Eric Fox

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Promoting independent movers: The effect of the quadriciser on range of motion (rom), Kristen N. Frank

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Topical administration of lacritin peptide for the treatment of canine keratoconjunctivitis sicca, Eliza A. Gaylord

Analysis of variability in crop yield for industrial hemp on two farms in Virginia, Nicholas S. Gentile, Evan M. Hylton, and Justin Ngo

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Building (v.) gastronomy, Zoe C. George

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Software development for home energy audits: Reducing energy consumption in Harrisonburg through technology, Brantley E. Gilbert

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Survey of microbial urea degrader diversity in two freshwater ecosystems: Lake Shenandoah and the Shenandoah River, Naomi E. Gilbert

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Characterizing subsurface void spaces and water distribution and flow patterns in cave hill karst using resistivity, Jacob A. Gochenour

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Real time monitoring of photocatalysis: An application and expansion of the quartz crystal microbalance, Perrin Godbold

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Characterization of neuronal specific responses to induced misfolded protein stress in caenorhabditis elegans, Claire Gormley

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An examination of early Jewish thought on the afterlife, Robert E. Graham III

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Colombian peace process likely to succeed, Kayla D. Graves

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Outcomes and solutions for children and families affected by type 1 diabetes mellitus, Melissa A. Gray

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A taste of Tuscany, Brigid M. Greaney, Taylor N. Palma, and Jacqueline C. Herrick

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Empire state of being: Modern women and the literary streets of New York City, Kristen A. Greiner

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Alzheimer’s disease and the impact of music therapy a systematic literature review, Hayley Guess

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Experimental analysis of r134a, r22, and r404 for an edibon taab: Air conditioning lab unit, Kyle T. Heesen

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Navigating culture: An exploration of domestic violence and abuse resource provision to the Harrisonburg Iraqi Refugee Community, Kaitlin Michelle Holland

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The effects of ocular dominance on visual processing in college students, William A. Holland

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Out of the darkness and into the limelight: How Nurse Jackie betters the nursing image, Shayla M. Holloway

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A meta-analysis of the aftermath of South Africa’s apartheid on its health care system, Caitlin Jaeckel

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The roles of race and empathy on contagious yawning, Daroon M. Jalil

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Queer university: An ethnographic case study of the trans student experience of college campus space, Madeline Johnson

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Maladaptive behavior and communication disorders following tbi: Survivor, caregiver and speech-language pathologists' perspectives, Marena S. Jones

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The expanded auditor's report: A case study from the United Kingdom, Maria Jones

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Phobophobia: A study in fear, Rebecca C. Josephson

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Interdisciplinary skill development during summer autism clinic, Rachel F. Kagle

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An experimental study on drag reduction of aftermarket additions on an SUV, Christiana L. Katsoulos

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Kinship care: Policy and practice in the Shenandoah Valley, Anneliese L. Keeler

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The relationship between coaching behaviors and athletic injury, Olivia L. Kimmel

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Effects of the microenvironment surrounding Cys433 in Arabidopsis β-amylase-1 and -3 on the sensitivity to glutathionylation by nitrosoglutathione, Matthew R. Kohler

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Construction of a heterologous vaccine against bordetella avium and campylobacter jejuni utilizing the b. avium transporter, baa1, Rachel Korba

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Emotional behavioral disability prevalence trends in Virginia and teacher efficacy, Amanda T. Kousen

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Feasibility study: Tangier island wind turbine deployment, Patrick Landess

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Latin American gender politics: Examining the relationship between gender and political participation, Haley B. Lawrie

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Media framing and the cancellation of NASA's space shuttle program, Nicholas J. Lepp

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Migrant archives, Byronaé Lewis

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Write place at the write time: A study of how writing contexts affect rates of productivity and perceptions of success in creative writing, Sydnie R. Long

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Survey of terrestrial macro-invertebrates hg content and assessment of low level hg presence on human health, Gregory Mansour

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“Emily Dickinson: The poet’s voice as expressed through music” a pedagogical performance analysis of selected Dickinson poetry in solo and choral literature, with emphasis on expression and meaning throughout the rehearsal process, Nelia M. Maurizi

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The effect of motor skill intervention on preschool aged children's ability to perform locomotor and object control skills, Eleni Mayes

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Exploring existing themes between violence in lacrosse and violent behaviors of its athletes, Jarrod M. McAninch

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The attentional effects of peripheral priming cues on reflectance report, Katie S. McCullar

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Using ancient practices to fix modern problems: The effect of biochar on einkorn wheat and soil quality, Sarah L. Miller

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The practical potential of living authentically, Aaron Minnick

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Eighteenth and nineteenth century bassoon tutors and their published contributions to bassoon pedagogy, Gina Michelle Moore

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Increasing public skepticism in the face of imminent dangers from climate change: A call for science to repair rifts between society and academia, Matthew W. Morrissey and Joshua Schmidt

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The drone question: Legality, ethics, and the need to recognize transnational armed conflict, Matthew T. Mueller