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 2017

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Gender in Eliot's The Mill on the Floss and Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd, Rachel C. Nelson

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Aspects of resiliency among the lives of student veterans, Sydney Nolan

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Coffee carbon stocks, pest and diseases under varied shade management: A review, Anna E. Nordseth

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Politics v. religion: A theory of the Christian right, Lucas G. Nordyke

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Be careful what you say: The relationship between prosecutorial language in closing statements and sentencing outcomes in real capital cases, Megan J. Parker

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Depression in College Students, Sarah Paynter

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Telling the story: Exploring the experiences of individuals impacted by the global refugee crisis, Hannah C. Pellegrino

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An affordable VR environment, Matthew R. Petty

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SMADmag, Rachel Petty

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The founding farce, or, the lost debates of the constitutional convention: Being an account of the discovery of an overlooked document, and the loss again, and rediscovery of said document, wherein is written unheard proceedings in the crafting of the glorious constitution of these 13 colonies (which has lately been misplaced), Alexander W. Pickens

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French political economic interests in francophone Africa: Weighing the merits of dependency theory and modernist theory in the political and economic relations between France and her former African colonies, Cameron D. Pickett

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Studies into the structure and function of various domains of obscurin and titin, Rachel A. Policke

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Tetrameric structure of beta-amylase 2 (BAM2) in Arabidopsis thaliana, Lauren Elizabeth Pope

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

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Potable to poisonous: An analysis of the Flint, Michigan water crisis, Christina M. Reilly

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How scholarship programs facilitate first-generation college students’ involvement, Maria C. Restrepo Chavez

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Raaxo: A post-refugee landscape, Bailey M. Riales

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Effect of biofeedback and exercise type on neural swallowing control, Rachel J. Rinehart

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Life cycle sustainability analysis (lcsa) of polymer-based piping for plumbing applications, Andy J. Rivas Bolivar

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Process development and implementation for the imaging of heat treated a2 steel for consolidation into an atlas, Jessica Roberts

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Repeatability of impedance cardiography in the measurement of cardiovascular hemodynamics during exercise, Lindsey Marie Rodriguez

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Living tiny legally, James G. Rollin

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Silenced imbalances, Ashley G. Roth

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Benefits of expressive dance classes in women experiencing homelessness, Ashley J. Runnells

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Repeaterator: A tool for visualizing DNA repeat motifs in actinobacteriophage genomes, Grant A. Rybnicky

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Mojave unnerved, Rachel Scarnaty

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The role of brain stem 5-HT1A and Gaba-A receptors in the thermoregulatory response to hypoxic stress, Alexander Schmidt

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The quadriciser’s effect on range of motion and upper body motor control in children with mixed quadriplegia due to chromosomal disorders, Jillian P. Serigano

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Effects of age, timbre, pitch contour, and background noise on melodic contour identification and sentence recognition by children, Lindsey M. Seyfried and Sarah A. Troy

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Girls are us: A collection of oral histories from the JMU community, Anne M. Sherman

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Masks: A new face for the theatre, Alexi M. Siegel

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A demanding office: Agency and authority of the House Speakership, William G. Snoeyenbos

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An exploratory study to understand elementary school students’ conceptions of food chains, Shelby Snowden

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Using social narratives to improve the healthcare experiences of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Margaret Spindel

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Mother’s perceptions of their personal impact on infant language development, Miranda Steinbeck

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Using foraminifera in STEMSEAS Site 1 to understand the recent paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic history of Tanner Basin, California Borderland, Michael Stanley Stone

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Epigenetic regulation of crx and nrl binding to regulatory elements in the genomes of human retinal neurons, Courtney B. Stout

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Creative advertising portfolio, Hayley E. Sunderman

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Surprisingly small pinna changes affect sound localization, Elizabeth N. Surface

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Judicial corruption in Eastern Europe: An examination of causal mechanisms in Albania and Romania, Claire M. Swinko

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Energy poverty: SOS, Kaitlin Tomlinson

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Rat hind limb nociceptive withdrawal response to heat and mechanical stimuli depends on initial position of the paw but not stimulus location, Giavanna Verdi

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Rediscovering authenticity, Emily Warden

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Validity of energy expenditure for the Garmin Vivofit during a week of physical activity, Kristen Webb

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Determining development status of United States counties based on comparative and spatial analyses of multivariate criteria using geographic information systems, Lauren B. Wheeler

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Obscurin acts as a variable force resistor, Aidan M. Willey

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Mid-IR properties of H2O megamaser disks, Catherine Witherspoon

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A survey-based study of the changes to self-efficacy, trust in coaching, goal orientation, and state anxiety that occur during a marathon training taper, Erica A. Witoslawski

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Preventing obesity and cardiovascular disease in at-risk youth, Allison Patricia Woolf, Nicole Ashley Bauernfeind, Rachel Katharine Civale, and Elizabeth Rose Spellman

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Zeppy low calorie alcoholic beverages business plan, Allison Zeppuhar

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The community 911 system: Sources of strain and relief, Elizabeth Zulauf

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An analysis of original and emerging integrated marketing communication touchpoints among recent effie award winners, Amanda Zwerin

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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A Dickensian Utilitarianism, Zachary Allentuck

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The Hemostatic Effects of Acute Exposure to Colored Cornstarch Powder During a 5k Run, Robert C. Allsbrook

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The Drivers of Sectarian Violence: A Qualitative Analysis of Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey, Catherine R. Antosh

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Hematological Changes in Response to a Drastic Increase in Training Volume in Recreational Cyclists, Jessie E. Axsom

The effect of electrically-braked cycle ergometers on the validity of the YMCA cycle ergometer test., Julia Catherine Aymonin

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Fairy Tales and Adaptations: A Unit of Study for High School Seniors, Angelica P. Babauta

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The Effect of Stress on Bone Mineral Density in College Aged Females, Grace C. Berardini

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The Effect of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on Earnings Quality, Emily B. Blair

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The unwanted immigrant, Frank A. Bozich III

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The Effect of Depression on Bone Mineral Density in College-Aged Females, Caitlin A. Cadematori

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Tracing the Past and Outlining the Future: The James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal as a Genre System, Lindsey R. Campbell

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Effective Communication of School Health Screening Information: A Pilot Study Evaluating the Effect of Electronic Communication of BMI Screening Information in Elementary Schools, Kara Elizabeth Carter

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Sensory Modalities Underlying the Escape Response of the Cricket, Acheta domesticus, to Looming Stimuli, Ariel M. Childs

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Revitalizing Classical Music Interest and Concert Attendance: Why Today's Youth Are Deterred From Classical Music and Why Symphony Orchestras and Businesses Need to Get Involved, Caroline M. Clouse

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American Sign Language as a Foreign Language Equivalent at James Madison University, Abigail E. Compton

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Applying the Social Cognitive Theory to the Hookup Culture Embodied in the Undergraduate Students of James Madison University, Jacqueline M. Crawford

An Attempt to Quantify the Perception of Frequency Changes in Mice, Camilla K. Czulada

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Type and Location of Speech Disruptions in Adolescents With and Without Specific Language Impairment, Katherine E. Davies

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Evaluation of interleukin-3 in blood-stage immunity against murine malaria Plasmodium yoelii, Haley E. Davis

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Parents of children with arthritis-related diseases: An examination of knowledge of and participation in select support programs and services offered by the Arthritis Foundation, Margo B. Deihl

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Alignment of neurochemically defined modules in multimodal aspects of the mouse inferior colliculus., Chris H. Dillingham

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Population Projection and Habitat Preference Modeling of the Endangered James Spinymussel (Pleurobema collina), Marisa Draper

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Epigenetic Characterization of Human Retina Cells, Nicholas R. Dunham

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Seeing the Forests for the Trees: A Comparative Study of the Green Belt and Chipko Movements, Claire E. Elverum

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Testing of the Late-Ordovician Pre-GICE Warm Water Carbonate Hypothesis in Alabama, Brandon Euker and Stacey Law

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What Predicts Loan Repayment at Auto Capital?, Kathleen Fogg

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Sickness of the soul: Language mediated understandings of depression across cultures, Elyssa M. Fogleman

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Transfer Students Bleed Purple Too, Katherine E. Ford

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Reverse Genetic Screening of Innexin Gap Junction Proteins in Drosophila Neurons, Shannon P. Fox

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The Relationship Between Conflict Resolution Styles in Cross-Gender Sibling Relationships and Romantic Relationships, Kristen M. Friel

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Selected Health Behaviors among Undergraduate College Students in Different Academic Disciplines, Patrick C. Gathman

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Predicting Student Involvement in Campus Recreation Programs, Nicole Grabowski

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The Effect of Simulations on Nursing Students’ Ethical Reasoning Confidence in Disasters: A Pilot Study, Sara E. Greco

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Όλα καλά (All is Fine): Greece and its Denial of Economic and Financial Negligence, Jasmine S. Grindle

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The role of intrinsic foot muscles in three running footwear conditions, Brian T. Groener

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NGO Collaboration in Natural Disaster Response Efforts- A Comparative Case Study of Earthquakes in Asia, Richelle S. Grogg

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Bonding Theatre and Chemistry: An Educational Exploration, Matthew Gurniak

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Leadership, Culture, and Academic Success, an Internal and External Departmental Analysis and Comparison of the James Madison University Engineering Program, Sierra Hahn-Ventrell

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Interteaching and Mindset, Caroline D. Hall

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HIV/AIDS and the European Union, Victor Hammarin

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Too Much Television?: Does Watching Political Ads Influence If and How People Vote?, Andrew Haveles

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Investigating the Use of Chloroquine as Antineoplastic Therapy, Catherine E. Herron and Alexandra E. Mason

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Searching for Potential Binding Partners of Arabidopsis β-amylase2 using Yeast 2-Hybridization, Megan E. Hines

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Compost Land Management and Soil Carbon Sequestration, Kylene A. Hohman

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Reflection: Effect of Age on Auditory Brainstem Responses in Mice with EphA4 Mutations, Erica L. Hoogerland

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Macronutrient Supplementation for Endurance Athletes, Jonathan B. Hurst

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Hemostatic Responses to Exercise in a Polycythemia Vera Patient, Allison M. Huschke

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Student Awareness of the Daily News-Record, Molly Margaret Jacob