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 2016

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What is the Ethically Ideal Form of Self-Defense Legislation? A Utilitarian Analysis, Jacqueline J. Jessop

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Film and Theatre: Hybridization and the Convergence of Mediums, Rachel A. Jones

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Learning from the Reggio Emilia Philosophy: How it can Work in Public Elementary, Allison Shira Kaye

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Nonlinear dynamics of filaments in free space and fluids, Victoria Kelley

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Clinical Study of Canine Tear Lacritin as a Treatment for Dry Eye, Katherine E. Kelly

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Changing Peer’s Attitudes Towards Accommodations for Disabled Students, Dylan G. Kitley

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Analysis of the Responses to Poverty in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Kara Krantz

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Examination of the Effects of Language and Cultural Barriers on Spanish-Speaking Patients in Health Settings as Observed by Medical Spanish Interpreters, Sarah J. Kraska

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Quantifying the Use of Chloroform Vapor Exposure to Improve the Adhesion of Au Thin Films onto PMMA, Kathleen T. Krist

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Preliminary Insights into Prehistoric Toolstone Preference of Two Igneous Materials in the Tanana River Drainage, Interior Alaska, Brooks A. Lawler

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Embryonic and post-embryonic HoxA13 expression in the four-toed salamander, Hemidactylium scutatum., Breanna R. Lee

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Learning Through Meaningful Experiences with Self, Others, and the Environment: A Curriculum Framework Tailored to the Needs of English Language Learners, Haley Leopold

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Transportation Rating Systems and Social Sustainability: A Comprehensive Analysis, Kelsey Lineburg

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Bending and Binding: What Builds and Bounds the Ashtanga Yoga Community, Rosealie P. Lynch

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Exploratory Study of Graph Drawing on a Continuum of Expertise, Emily MacLeish

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Military Connections, Shannon M. Malloy

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U.S. Policy and Civil Liberties in Cuba: A Qualitative Analysis, Jason E. Mann

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Using Residential Location to Assess the Environmental Value-Action Gap of Students at James Madison University, Emma Rose Martin

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Theatre Education for Homeschooled Children, Jonathan A. Martin

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

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Tropical Algebra, Graph Theory, & Foreign Exchange Arbitrage, Bradley A. Mason

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The Expansion of the Training of the Hospital Emergency Response Team at Sentara Rockingham Memorial with the Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, Allison E. Mayzel

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The Synthesis and Colloidal Characterization of Several Triscationic Amphiphilic Antibacterial Agents, Kristin R. McKenna

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Exploring the Associations Among College Students Self-reported Resilience, Coping Behavior, Goal Orientation and Passion for Academics, Sara C. McMillan

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Measurements of Photon Beam Intensity at the High Intensity Gamma-Ray Source (HIGS) Facility for Astrophysically Relevant Photodisintegration Reaction Cross Section, Evan G. Meekins

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A Systematic Review of Complimentary Therapies to Treat Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Aftermath of Domestic Abuse, Jordan A. Meeks and Saida Byrami

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The Synthesis of 1,3-Difluoro-2-methyl-4-phenylbenzene from a one-pot Reaction of Difluorocarbene and 1-Phenyl-2-methylcyclobutene, Ruth Felicitas Menger

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Identity To Be Determined: The Development of the American Ideal in the Early Republic, Andrew S. Mills

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Beyond Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Learned Information in Forodhani Park, Jaimie Lynn Mulligan

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A Concrete Water Pasteurization Device For Third World Countries, Andrea R. Murchie

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Strategies for Improving the Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Burma, Rebecca L. Murray

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Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping: A State of the Science, Landynn E. Ouellette

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Escape strategy of the cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa) to heat and looming stimuli, Jiangda Ou

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The Real F-Word: Feminism An Exploration of Feminism and the Female Experience on College Campuses, Beatrice R. Owens

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Examination of cue-induced nicotine withdrawal among humans, Kathleen R. Owens

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Global gains, local costs? evaluating the nexus of industrial agriculture, conservation science, and rural livelihoods in the African tropics, Rachel E. Palkovitz

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Assessing Understanding of Sexual Assault Resources and Response Among Health Sciences Students, Michelle M. Pappalardo

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Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor Response During Endurance Cycle Training: Impact of Carbohydrate and Protein Supplementation, Jordan L. Parker

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The Impact of Market Perception on Sovereign Default Risk in the European Union, Keith Pendergrast

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The Fate of ICD-1 during Misfolded Protein Induced Apoptosis in Caenorhabditis elegans, Kyle H. Perez

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Role of interleukin-3 in an experimental model of mouse cerebral malaria caused by Plasmodium berghei ANKA, Brendon R. Perry

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Does Passion Predict Enjoyment and Performance in an Interteaching-based Course?, Allison T. Piotrowski

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A comparison of combined versus individual cognitive coping strategies for managing pain, Grant Pointon

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The Impact of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury on Romantic Relationships, Rylie K. Power

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Adolescent Grief: The Nurse's Role in Promoting Healthy Coping Mechanisms and Preventing Future Hospitalizations, Erica C. Reighard

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Reintroduction of Brook Trout to the South River via Upwelling Springs, Sydni L. Reinhold

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Overwhelmed, Overworked, and Under-Appreciated: A Mixed Methods Study of Undergraduate Music Education Students, John P. Riley

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The Family Gothic: Identity and Kinship in the American Gothic Tradition, Meagan Elizabeth Riley

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Examining the Implementation of the Patient-Centered Recovery Model in Psychiatric Nursing, Nicole K. Rossi

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Initiating Conversation by a Kindergarten-Aged Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Eliana A. Segal

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Cross-Cultural Solutions Volunteer Handbook, Alexa Senio

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Markers of Social Movement Success: The Case of Dominican Citizenship after Resolution 12, Kylie N. Skorupa

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"The Sound of a Voice: An Evening of Intercultural Theatre", Amy C. Slothower

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Sequences of Spiral Knot Determinants, Ryan Stees

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Understanding Identity and Personality Authenticity of Engineering Students, Kylie D. Stoup

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Pilot Project to Advance Distributed Wind in Virginia, Sydney Sumner and Kayla Cook

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Caffeine Mouth Rinsing in the Fed State Does Not Enhance 3-km Cycling Performance In the Morning or Evening, Kayla Sweeney

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Effects of Agricultural Restoration Practices on Stream Health in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, Erin L. Thady

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The Effect of Hofmeister Series Counterions on the Colloidal and Antimicrobial Properties of Triple-Headed Cationic Amphiphiles, Kirstie A. Thompson

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The Purification and Characterization of Beta-amylase6 in Arabidopsis thaliana, Catherine E. Torres

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The Effect of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Swallowing, Jessica R. Torres

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A Proposal for A Writing Center at Lafayette High School, Katherine Leigh Utne

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ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF A CONSTRUCTED WETLAND BIOME ON THE ECOSYSTEM HEALTH OF CEDAR RUN, Thomas Vasilopoulos and Casey Lee

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Cancer Perceptions and Health Behaviors in Tazewell County, Virginia, Sarah E. Waddle

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A Computational Investigation of Large Gaps in Contingency Tables, Noah J. Watson

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Modulation of Nitric Oxide Synthase I Transcription by Tau and Alpha-Synuclein and its Relevance to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases, Taelor A. Weaver and Alexandra L. Deal

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Perceptions of Safety in Urban Spaces: The Fan District, Richmond, VA, Lindy C. Westenhoff

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Build-up Effect of Auditory Stream Segregation Using Amplitude-Modulated Narrowband Noise, Harley J. Wheeler

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Revolutionary Era Women in War: A Move for Societal Reform, Claire Williams

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The Significance of Quality Creative Writing in Children’s Literature: A Practical Application of Children’s Literature in an Educational Context, Nicole M. Wittkopp

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No Soy de Aquí, Ni Soy de Allá: How Stateless Individuals in the Dominican Republic Construct National Identity, Lindsay Wright

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A Novel Use of the Deese-Roediger-McDermott Paradigm: Distinguishing Between Differential Memory Mechanisms in Emotional Literature, Alan John Yablonski Jr.

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A Comparison of Algorithms and Heuristics for Solving the O 1 I n D 1 Shortest Route Problems., Steven D. Young

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The Relationship Between Mortality Salience and the Two Subtypes of Narcissism, Rianna H. Yung

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Isolation and Enumeration of Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus from Coastal Virginia, Zackary A. Zayakosky

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Effects of Anions and Amino acids on Surface Tension of Water, Diana Al Husseini

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"All The World's A Stage:" A Social Media Project for The American Shakespeare Center, Lauren D. Ambrose

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Multimodal inputs and modularity of the inferior colliculus prior to audition., Joseph A. Balsamo

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An Investigation of On-campus Composting Among Undergraduate College Students, Ashleigh Beben

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Causes of Third Party Military Intervention in Intrastate Conflicts, Hailey Bennett

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Analysis of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Nutrients in Lake Sediment, Kelsey L. Berrier

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Lexicons of Colonialism: A Grounded Theory Examination of Indian and Supreme Court Definitions of Sovereignty, Jacob Daniel Bosley

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Learning Preferences in Elementary Education, Samantha R. Boyd

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Anti-Transgender Discrimination and Oppression in New York City and San Francisco during the Gay Liberation Movement, 1965-1975, James Brady

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Mouth asymmetries during infant babbling: A brain lateralization study, Cecilia Breazile

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Ability of Skin Bacteria on the Panamanian Frog Species, Craugastor fitzingeri, to Inhibit the Fungal Pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Tiffany N. Bridges

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Pre-Pulse Inhibition Assessment of Sound Localization in Mice, Kathryn C. Brooks

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Critical Thinking Skills Across The Semester In Lecture and Team-Based Learning Classes, Zachary L. Buchin

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The Influence of Lay Concepts and Causal Theories on Definitions of Mental Illness and Social Outcomes, Kallen A. Bynum

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"Debate: Millennials Don't Stand a Chance" Devised, Documentary and Immersive Theatre: The Story of EveryMillennial, Sean R. Byrne

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Examination of the Structure, Force Resistance, and Elasticity of Muscle Proteins, Tracy A. Caldwell

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A Study of the Relationship Between Self-Esteem and High-Risk Sexual Behaviors in College- Aged Black Women, Deborah P. Cameron

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Crossing Language Barriers: Using Translation to Bridge Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Gender-Based Gaps, Audrey L. Cannon

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Addressing the Black Box Phenomenon of Genome Sequencing and Assembly, Brandon Carter

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Structural Comparison of TonB-Dependent Receptors in Bradyrhizobium japonicum, Allie R. Casto

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Bodies in Space, Nancy Congrove

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Evidence-Based Practices in Selecting Standardized Assessments of Child Language, Darielle Cooper

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A Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Feasibility Study for Green Fence Farm, Ashleigh Cotting

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The Effect of Communication Type on Knowledge Retention of Brain Injuries, Alyson Cregger

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The Synthesis and Study of the Biological and Colloidal Properties of Bolaamphiphiles, Louis M. Damiano