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 2015

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Biodiversity and ecosystem function and the design of tallgrass restorations for biomass production, Dustin Robert Jon Graham Open Access Thesis

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Factors supporting teacher resilience in a charter school serving high-risk students: A research proposal, Molly M. Hackett Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A graduate recital in voice, Branden D.S. Haralson Open Access Thesis

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Metabolic response of barley to drought stress, Jordan Andrew Hein Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Butterfly and floral community dynamics at a native prairie agrofuel research site, Benjamin J. Hoksch Open Access Thesis

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Positive behavior supports in high schools, Molly Nicole Johansen Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A ten year retrospective longitudinal quantitative study of the University of Northern Iowa Classic Upward Bound program, Wilfred M. Johnson Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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The disintegration of Yugoslavia and football, Adnan Kajtezović Open Access Thesis

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Development of a gray iron alloy for improved thermo-mechanical fatigue life in a cylinder head for diesel engine applications, Jeremy M. Kessens Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The dual role of self-enhancement : protection and stigma, Corina Evelyn Klein Open Access Thesis

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Spaces of disadvantage, places of hope : women empowerment, economic emancipation and NGOs in Bogotá slums, Ekaterina Korzh Open Access Thesis

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“Our Navy” : women accepted for voluntary emergency service at Iowa State Teacher's College, 1942-1945, Marissa Krein Open Access Thesis

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Do teacher judgment accuracy and teacher feedback predict student achievement in elementary and middle-school science?, Mason Albert Kuhn Open Access Dissertation

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Clinical field experiences: elementary classroom teachers' perceptions of the benefits and barriers of mentoring pre-service teachers in an elementary classroom, Amy Kathleen Lockhart Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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The transition of an oral communication course from traditional face-to-face to the online format: A faculty perspective, Cydney A. Lovell Open Access Thesis

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The traumatic incursion of the Old South on gender and motherhood in William Faulkner's novels The sound and the fury, As I lay dying, and Light in August, Jordan Lea Ludwig Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Perceived effects of family status changes on male collegiate outdoor recreation coordinators, Andrew K. Martin Open Access Dissertation

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Identification of sluggish cognitive tempo by pre-service teachers, Rachel Elizabeth Meisinger Open Access Thesis

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A master of music recital in flute, Mara Nicole Miller Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A model for measuring the contribution of form to perception of biological sex in point-light actors, Michael Mintz Open Access Thesis

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The ongoing faculty development system: A case study exploring content methods teacher education faculty technological, pedagogical, content knowledge development, Daniel James Mourlam Open Access Dissertation

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Constraints to leisure participation within the Bosnian population in a small Midwestern community, Aldin Muhamedagic Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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An American's Paris: tourism and the American consumer, 1947-1961, Margaret Nervig Open Access Thesis

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A master's recital in flute, Natalie Mahree Neshyba Open Access Thesis

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A comparison of the effects of burning, haying and mowing on plants and small mammals in a tallgrass prairie reconstruction, Ryan Allan Neuhaus Open Access Thesis

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Collegiate athletes' perceptions of social support and athletic trainer-coach conflict, Nathan Newman Open Access Dissertation

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Spacial analysis of foreclosure and neighborhood characteristics in Miami metropolitan area, Florida, Adejoh Emmanuel Ogbe Open Access Thesis

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The right fit: Contributing factors to the effectiveness of the dual role superintendent/principal model, Matthew Paul O'Loughlin Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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The manual disconnect: narratives in prose and verse, Brian Pals Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Between strangers, Sarah Pauls Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Graduate recital in viola, Nichelle Probst Open Access Thesis

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Suggestions for transgender inclusion in classical music: a mini-cycle, Xavia A. Publius Open Access Thesis

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Pedagogical reasoning of pre-service teachers: Juggling priorities and managing resources, Jennifer Lynn Rasmussen Open Access Dissertation

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Hair stylists' reflections on their role as lay health educators: A qualitative analysis, Addie Jo Rasmusson Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Stars, stripes, and swastikas : the American Turners and national identity, 1935-1945, Amy Rekward Open Access Thesis

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The role of compliance during in-season training on self-selected training intensity in Division-I FCS college football players, Frank Romanazzi Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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On body dumps : the rhetorics of corporeal narcoterrorism, Evan Mitchell Schares Open Access Thesis

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Predictors of job satisfaction and organizational commitment in a library employee survey, Brandon Heath Schipper Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Development of a hydraulic component leakage detecting system using pressure decay signal, Xuanju Shang Open Access Thesis

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Caged manhood : office culture and how Walter Camp's Daily Dozen revitalized the workforce, 1903-1940, Nick Sly Open Access Thesis

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A graduate recital in voice, Marie Sorenson Open Access Thesis

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A preliminary investigation of the relationship between direct behavior rating and the Conners 3 teacher rating scale - short form, Jessica Stodden Stumme Open Access Thesis

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Resurrecting the hip-hop and Christian cultures: Lecrae's unashamed use of the rap narrative, persona, and language, Marci Swank Open Access Thesis

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“God will deliver us” : human rights abuses from Guatemala to Iowa and back, 1980-2014, RaeAnn Lillian Swanson Open Access Thesis

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The early implementation of a teacher leadership and compensation system in a selected Iowa public school as codified by House File 215, Anthony Dale Voss Open Access Dissertation

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Variation in mineral content of prairie forb species and content changes over winter related to slagging potential, Jennifer Nyla Wahl Rupp Open Access Thesis

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Special education evaluations: appropriate methods and measures for use with English language learners, Jennifer Waterman Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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In connection with all things : the memory of Alexander Humboldt and his works in the context of 19th century thought in Europe and America, Ray Joseph Werner Open Access Thesis

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A comparison of hip and knee torques produced during a maximal effort full and partial back squat, Jordan Alexander Williams Open Access Thesis

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The influence of the single stereotype on moral judgments, Peng Zhang Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Development of a multi-mode self-adaptive algorithm to create an efficient wireless network on a university campus, Melanie L. Abbas Open Access Dissertation

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Instructors' perceptions of their own effectiveness, Abdullah S. Al-Asmari Open Access Thesis

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A clustering based matrix for selecting optimal tools and techniques in quality management, Hassan A. Alsultan Open Access Dissertation

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Examining the effectiveness of using an iPad-based video modeling plus video prompting package to teach conversation skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Mohammed M. Alzayer Open Access Dissertation

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SWPBIS, behavior patterns, and the discipline gap, Sean Christopher Austin Open Access Thesis

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Reducing child neglect in Linn County Iowa utilizing the public health model, Jennifer April Barnett Open Access Thesis

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Population structure, size, and the thermal ecology of Iowa wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta): A comparison between suburban and rural populations, Samuel Wesley Berg Open Access Thesis

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Geometric morphometric analysis of skeletal shape variation across the pleuronectiformes, Corinthia R. Black Open Access Thesis

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Relationship between weight-related teasing and levels of physical activity, Piroska Boros Open Access Thesis

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They, those, and other pronouns used to describe them: A qualitative study of the lived experiences of the African American girls in the Girls to Women group, Amber Nicole Boyd Open Access Dissertation

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Beethoven: The man, the music, the myth, Marcus Edward Burchers Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Graduate recital in composition, Joseph Carey Open Access Thesis

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Creative heartland: Creative capital and knowledge economy in micropolitan Midwest, Philip A. Cavin Open Access Thesis

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Transcending the "freaked-out nut" persona: Apologia, anger, and affect in Hillary Clinton's Benghazi testimony, Alexandria Rae Chase Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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An enhanced pulse position modulation (PPM) in ultra-wideband (UWB) systems, Lingxiu Chen Open Access Thesis

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Graduate recital in viola, John Chiles Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Understanding the long-term spatiotemporal dynamics of the Taimyr Reindeer Herd during the summer concentration period, Matthew D. Cooney Open Access Thesis

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Assessing the added value of the Blue Zones designation on employee health status, Ashton DeMoss Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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An analysis of use of automated tools for improving the process of software verification and validation in a Midwestern company, Darshak Dodiya Open Access Thesis

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Calculating nutrient loads from four tributaries of the Cedar River in Iowa, Jacob Donaghy Open Access Thesis

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Perceptions of changes in diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders in DSM-5: Parents, school professionals, and mental health professionals/trainees, Nathalie Claire Dubois Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Do offenders' life goals reflect locus of control and personality traits?, Luci L. Dumas Open Access Thesis

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Contemporary gothic literature: The need for fear, Erica Schael Kaitlin Engel Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Dennis Mahony, "At the Disposal of Tyrants": An analysis of a newspaper editor's intentions during the Civil War, Ryan Robert Engelman Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Effectiveness of Preschool Lessons for Active Youngsters (PLAY) curriculum on the gross motor development and physical activity level of preschool children, Karyn K. Finn Open Access Thesis

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Outcomes of global service-learning: A content analysis of student reflection essays in Camp Adventure child and youth services, Kasee Fuller Open Access Dissertation

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Gender differences in self-concept consistency and career choices under stereotype threat, Asha Ganesan Open Access Thesis

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Doorways and walls: Peer coaching as a means to change instructional practice, Chad Garber Open Access Dissertation

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Effective nutrition interventions, Kathryn C. Gerber Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Violent video games and aggressive behavior: mortality salience and the hostile attribution bias, Paden R. Goldsmith Open Access Thesis

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Hero to zero: Stress perceptions of the public school administrator and his spouse, Steven L. Gray Open Access Dissertation

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A master of music recital in conducting, Claudia Restrepo Guzman Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effectiveness of the Boys Town Educational Model as a school wide intervention, Natalie Hahn-Mauck Open Access Thesis

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3D variability in ball toss and impact location for tennis serves in collegiate female players, Javier Ignacio Hervas Open Access Thesis

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Depression in children and adolescents: The role of school professionals, Emily Dawn Hoerman Open Access Thesis

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Development of leaf shape and vein homologies in five species of the genus Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae), Austin William Jones Open Access Thesis

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Pre-service teachers' attitudes towards gays and lesbians, Rachel Jones Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A case study: Sex education in mainline Protestant denominations, Alexa Jo Juhl Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A graduate recital in voice, Samantha Kantak Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A master's recital in piano, Min Jeong Kim Open Access Thesis

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Secondary teachers as early childhood principals: A qualitative case study, Brian Dale Kingrey Open Access Dissertation

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A graduate recital in voice, Valeria Kishkunas Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Testing implications of the general theory of crime, Kirstin Denise Kerr Kramer Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Understanding habitat associations and population dynamics of the black redhorse, Moxostoma duquesnei, a species of greatest conservation need in Iowa, Ryan Robert Kurtz Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Understanding the impact of vegetation on surface roughness length for enhancing wind resource characterization in Iowa, Andrei Vladimirovich Kushkin Open Access Thesis

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Educator preparedness for teaching children on the autism spectrum, Katherine Lynn Lawrenz Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): Examining the overlapping features, co-occurrence, and sex differences, Brittany Lewno Open Access Thesis

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The gay rites of passage, Zachary Paul Lowe Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Effective behavior management strategies for the preschool classroom, Sedona Amber Loy Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Video self-modeling as a school based intervention for childhood anxiety, Suzanne Esther Maas Thesis (UNI Access Only)