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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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 Open Access Dissertation

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Promoting bullying prevention and intervention through forgiveness education, Amy Gregory Open Access Thesis

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Sex and political participation on Facebook, Rachel Gregory Open Access Thesis

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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 Open Access Thesis

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

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

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Natural disasters and disaster preparedness at universities: A case study at the University of Northern Iowa, Garrett Edward Jepsen Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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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 Open Access Thesis

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Impact of First-Robotics FIRST Tech Challenge participation on female college major selection, Anthony Jay Kisch Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effectiveness of a Sunshine Circle in a kindergarten classroom as a classroom based interactive play group, Emerald Kissinger Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Graduate voice recital, Kayla Kjeldseth Open Access Thesis

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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A graduate recital in piano, Melody Kosobucki Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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Campus recreation and its impact on grade point average and retention rates, Kristina M. Leen Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Degausser and other stories, Jake Limburg Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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

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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 Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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A master's recital in piano, Kathleen A. Meyer Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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Graduate recital in voice, Michelle J. Monroe Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Measuring swallow speed in healthy young adults during repetitive water and saliva swallowing conditions, Glendolyn Neely Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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

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The role of rhythm step on pro-agility test performance in Division I football players, Panayiotis Papadopoulos Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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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 Open Access Thesis

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

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

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

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

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

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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 Open Access Thesis

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

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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 Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Lights out game with cellular automation, Naoya Uematsu Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Pride and motivational tendencies in Division I athletes after injury, Andrew George Vereen Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Perfectionism and fear of failure in relation to injury occurence and rehabilitation behaviors, Pamela Jean Westendorf Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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

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Perceptions and effects concerning the Reading for Meaning strategy among sixth and eighth grade readers at-risk, Patrice Winkel Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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

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

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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 Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The utility of high-diversity prairie mixtures as bioenergy feedstocks, Jessica E. Abernathy Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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"Were you just Catfished?" : rationales and outcomes of deception in Catfish: The TV Show, Nicole Marie Allaire Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Identifying challenges for the software industry development in Jordan, Raed Alwaqfi Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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Graduate recital abstract: Graduate recital in voice, Katherine Elizabeth Beane Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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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 Open Access Thesis

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

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Partnership: UNI tutors and families, Melissa Blohm Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A graduate recital in voice, Sarah Draffen Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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

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

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

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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 Open Access Thesis

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

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A graduate recital in voice, JoAnna V. Geffert Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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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)