Electronic Theses and Dissertations

 

All UNI graduate programs require a culmination work, such as a dissertation, thesis, or graduate research paper, before awarding a graduate degree. This collection includes theses and dissertations submitted electronically. From this page, you can browse our theses and dissertations by academic department or by the year of completion. Some theses and dissertations are not eligible for open access.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Preservice special education teachers' perceptions of their knowledge and skills of augmentative and alternative communication, Rashed A. Aldabas

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Using Contents and Containers to investigate problem solving strategies among toddlers, Zaid Alkouri

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Saudi Arabian mothers of children with sickle cell disease as givers of social support, Fatimah Sameer Alrubh

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Repetitive saliva and water swallowing frequency counts in healthy young adults, Joanna Baranska

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Using one-to-one computing for differentiated instruction in Iowa: An investigation of the impact of teachers' perceptions of teaching and learning, Jodi A. Bermel

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Jordan Boehm in recital, Jordan Boehm

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The effects of blended learning on critical thinking in a high school Earth Science class, Renee Nicole Borglum

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Comparison of three base stealing techniques in Division I collegiate baseball players, Sean Boss

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Differences in landing impulses between the traditional and swing blocking style in volleyball, Jana Geertruida Braakhuis

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Evaluating the ability of a synthetic model knee to mimic varying degrees of anterior cruciate ligament integrity, Megan P. Brady

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Visualizing belonging : Deliberation and identification in the Vestavia Hills mascot controversy, Scott Neil Bredman

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Graduate recital in voice, Melissa Kay Brown

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Momentum: Stories, Cody Michael Chesmore

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Graduate recital in conducting, John Chiles

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The effect of participating on service trips on community engagement and student development, Kristofer M. Czerwiec

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The cultural and rhetorical elements of American picaresque, Cory James Dahlstrom

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Female athletes' perceptions towards alcohol and performance: a psychological approach, Stephanie Dalmacio

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Dying to live forever Sophia Harris journal 1860 to 1861, Shirley Ilene Davis

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Music as a means of connecting, understanding, and being understood, Michael Chase Dickerson

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The effect of ice bag application on musculoskeletal pain during application, Daniel John Drees

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Three men in the wilderness : Ideas and concepts of nature during the Progressive Era with Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot and John Muir, Jeffrey A. Duke

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Adolescents' self-disclosure and risk-taking online, Rachel Ellingson

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Examining aided input intervention in a classroom setting for children labeled with significant disabilities, Jennifer L. Flores

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A master's recital in clarinet, Stacia Kay Fortune

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Analyzing winter migration fidelity and movement of the wild Taimyr reindeer herd, Rangifer T. tarandus, Emily T. Francis

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Romantic melancholy: European post-Enlightenment protest in the Age of Reason, Erin Renee Frink

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An investigation of prosocial and health risk behaviors as predictors of academic motivation, Tess Garceau

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A follow-up of patient reported outcomes in chronic plantar heel pain participants treated with Graston Technique: A mixed methods approach, Troy Richard Garrett

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A qualitative study of the perceptions of public school teachers and administrators on the teachers' association and the collective bargaining process in an Iowa urban school setting, Eric J. Gjerde

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Promoting bullying prevention and intervention through forgiveness education, Amy Gregory

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Sex and political participation on Facebook, Rachel Gregory

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Master's recital in jazz pedagogy: A performance-demonstration of rhythm section instruments, compositions and arrangements by Josh Hakanson, Josh Hakanson

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Syntactic structures in dialogue: The role of influence, Brenda Ellen Hite

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Self-management of cognitive load in children: Exploring effective strategies by manipulating informational text, Marcus J. Hora

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Natural disasters and disaster preparedness at universities: A case study at the University of Northern Iowa, Garrett Edward Jepsen

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Lingual pressure generation in relation to saliva and water swallowing in healthy young adults, Anna Joerger

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Unions in Waterloo, Iowa: How organization, political activism, and community outreach led to the rise and fall of organized labor, 1947-1990, Dylan Christian Krauter Keller

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Impact of First-Robotics FIRST Tech Challenge participation on female college major selection, Anthony Jay Kisch

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The effectiveness of a Sunshine Circle in a kindergarten classroom as a classroom based interactive play group, Emerald Kissinger

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Graduate voice recital, Kayla Kjeldseth

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An examination of the perceptions of the IEP process as a team plans for the potential reintegration of a student from an alternative setting to the resident district, Sarah J. Knudsen

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A graduate recital in piano, Melody Kosobucki

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The immediate effects of thearapeutic taping on musculoskeletal pain, Aaron Michael Krejci

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Campus recreation and its impact on grade point average and retention rates, Kristina M. Leen

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Degausser and other stories, Jake Limburg

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The effect of intermittent pneumatic compression on the management of pain associated with delayed onset muscle soreness, Ashley Kay Lindahl

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The effects of control threat on women's acceptance of benevolent sexism and traditional gender roles, Zheng Li

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Analysis of the spatiotemporal dynamics of the active wildfire events in the Arctic tundra biome using MODIS data (2001-2015), Arif Masrur

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From soprano to barking dog : John Cage, the avant garde, and the counterculture, 1940-1975, Heather M. McAlpine

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A master's recital in piano, Kathleen A. Meyer

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Some convergence properties of Minkowski functionals given by polytopes, Jesse Moeller

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Graduate recital in voice, Michelle J. Monroe

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Measuring swallow speed in healthy young adults during repetitive water and saliva swallowing conditions, Glendolyn Neely

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Belief and practice: A self-study, Jamie Marie Nelson

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Preservice and practicing teacher science inquiry projects: An analysis of their understanding of the inquiry process, Benjamin D. Olsen

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The role of rhythm step on pro-agility test performance in Division I football players, Panayiotis Papadopoulos

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Density and diversity of bees in the Midwestern agricultural landscape: Influence of surrounding agricultural land use and local plant community characteristics, Andrew J. Ridgway

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Effects of predator satiation on seed predation in new roadside prairie plantings, Jessica Riebkes

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Labeling of religious non-believers: The effect of the "atheist" title on moral judgments about non-theists, Brock C. Rozich

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Biomechanical differences in the weightlifting snatch between successful and unsuccessful lifts, Jack Rummells

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The impact of cognitive map quality and expert testimony on juror decisions and perceived credibility of eyewitnesses, Justin Parker Simmons

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Dancing my adoptive identity : An autoethnographic analysis of adoption narratives and performance of identity, Montana Jean Smith

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Analysis of the STEBI-B instrument as it is used to predict the science teaching self-efficacy beliefs of preservice elementary teachers, Martha Alice Stone

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Up close and personal : Examining the role race plays in public perceptions of law enforcement, Olivia K. Thompson

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Mothers-to-mothers health promotion model: Evaluating long-term impact of a cascading approach to health promotion in Mozambique, Halkeno Terfasa Tura

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Lights out game with cellular automation, Naoya Uematsu

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Pride and motivational tendencies in Division I athletes after injury, Andrew George Vereen

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Perfectionism and fear of failure in relation to injury occurence and rehabilitation behaviors, Pamela Jean Westendorf

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Homocysteine and CSRP-3 protein in migrating neural crest cells: A quantitative and qualitative confocal microscopy study, Allysan R. White

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"Rock against Reagan": The punk movement, cultural hegemony, and Reaganism in the eighties, Johnathan Kyle Williams

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Perceptions and effects concerning the Reading for Meaning strategy among sixth and eighth grade readers at-risk, Patrice Winkel

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Exploring how first-year experiences in higher education influence student acceptance of biological evolutionary theory, Lauren A. Winter

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Corn stover biochar in gypsum board: Empirical analysis of thermal conductivity and flexural strength, Albena Yordanova

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Effects of soil type and plant diversity on soil respiration and litter decomposition in a tallgrass prairie biofuel production system, Jordan Lee Young

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"Joy for what it is": Narratives of two mothers on raising their children with disabilities, Zeina H. Yousof

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The utility of high-diversity prairie mixtures as bioenergy feedstocks, Jessica E. Abernathy

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"Were you just Catfished?" : rationales and outcomes of deception in Catfish: The TV Show, Nicole Marie Allaire

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Identifying challenges for the software industry development in Jordan, Raed Alwaqfi

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Perceived relational evaluation : biological, psychological, and physical health correlates, Emily Christina Banitt

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Graduate recital abstract: Graduate recital in voice, Katherine Elizabeth Beane

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August Becker and traditional vs. modern culture in the first decades of the twentieth century, Michelle Lea Becker Smith

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Preliminary investigation into the cause of pinhole porosity in aluminum metal castings from serpentine impurities in olivine sand, Brodie J. Biersner

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Rethinking the Conquest : an exploration of the similarities between pre-contact Spanish and Mexica society, culture, and royalty, Samantha Billing

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Partnership: UNI tutors and families, Melissa Blohm

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All fortune is good fortune: the role of Fortuna in a monotheistic literary world, Kimberly Bridgewater

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Predictors of racial prejudice : a meta-analysis of the influence of religion and political orientation, Kristin Ann Broussard

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Gender differences in social support during injury rehabilitation, Chelsey Ann Bruns

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Biblical literalism and the acceptance of biological evolution in Christian university students, Heather N. Chamberlain

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A technical method for the high school string classroom: priorities and presentation of essential skills, Nicole Elizabeth Cody

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Reconciling the two cultures : A case study of the University of Northern Iowa, Elizabeth Ann Collins

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The acute effects of multiple resisted sled-pull loads on subsequent sprint-running performances, Carl Stephen Crouse

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Different levels of negative emotions and their impact on prosocial behavior, Tsamchoe Dolma

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A graduate recital in voice, Sarah Draffen

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The impact of student organizations on the development of core competencies, Stanley Somtochukwu Ebede

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Implementation of the environmental issues instruction model by elementary teachers, Barbara Ann Ehlers

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Injunctive and descriptive norms effect on physical activity, Monica Lynn Ehn

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Danish Cedar Falls : The immigrant experience, Carrie L. Eilderts

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The variation of center of mass excursion within and between innings and its relationship to pitched ball velocity in collegiate softball players, Leah Renee Embrey

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Coaching for independence, self-regulation, and transfer: A qualitative journey of an elementary literacy coach's practice, Staci Kim Friest

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A graduate recital in voice, JoAnna V. Geffert