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

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Factors supporting teacher resilience in a charter school serving high-risk students: A research proposal, Molly M. Hackett

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A graduate recital in voice, Branden D.S. Haralson

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Metabolic response of barley to drought stress, Jordan Andrew Hein

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

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Positive behavior supports in high schools, Molly Nicole Johansen

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A ten year retrospective longitudinal quantitative study of the University of Northern Iowa Classic Upward Bound program, Wilfred M. Johnson

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The disintegration of Yugoslavia and football, Adnan Kajtezović

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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A master of music recital in flute, Mara Nicole Miller

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

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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

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Constraints to leisure participation within the Bosnian population in a small Midwestern community, Aldin Muhamedagic

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

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A master's recital in flute, Natalie Mahree Neshyba

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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

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

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

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The right fit: Contributing factors to the effectiveness of the dual role superintendent/principal model, Matthew Paul O'Loughlin

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The manual disconnect: narratives in prose and verse, Brian Pals

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Between strangers, Sarah Pauls

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Graduate recital in viola, Nichelle Probst

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

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

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Hair stylists' reflections on their role as lay health educators: A qualitative analysis, Addie Jo Rasmusson

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

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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

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

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Predictors of job satisfaction and organizational commitment in a library employee survey, Brandon Heath Schipper

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

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

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A graduate recital in voice, Marie Sorenson

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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Special education evaluations: appropriate methods and measures for use with English language learners, Jennifer Waterman

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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SWPBIS, behavior patterns, and the discipline gap, Sean Christopher Austin

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

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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

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

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

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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

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Beethoven: The man, the music, the myth, Marcus Edward Burchers

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Graduate recital in composition, Joseph Carey

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

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

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

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Graduate recital in viola, John Chiles

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

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Assessing the added value of the Blue Zones designation on employee health status, Ashton DeMoss

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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

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

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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

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

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Contemporary gothic literature: The need for fear, Erica Schael Kaitlin Engel

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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Effective nutrition interventions, Kathryn C. Gerber

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

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

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A master of music recital in conducting, Claudia Restrepo Guzman

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

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

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

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

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Pre-service teachers' attitudes towards gays and lesbians, Rachel Jones

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A case study: Sex education in mainline Protestant denominations, Alexa Jo Juhl

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A graduate recital in voice, Samantha Kantak

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A master's recital in piano, Min Jeong Kim

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

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A graduate recital in voice, Valeria Kishkunas

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Testing implications of the general theory of crime, Kirstin Denise Kerr Kramer

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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

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

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Educator preparedness for teaching children on the autism spectrum, Katherine Lynn Lawrenz

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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

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The gay rites of passage, Zachary Paul Lowe

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Effective behavior management strategies for the preschool classroom, Sedona Amber Loy

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Video self-modeling as a school based intervention for childhood anxiety, Suzanne Esther Maas