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 2014

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A master's recital in flute, Tara Lynn Meade

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The phylogenetics and systematics of Physaria kingii (Brassicaceae), Jamie Minnaert-Grote

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Effects of a short term mental skills training program on mental toughness, Mitchell Edward Mleziva

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Homocysteine intensifies embryonic LIM3 expression in migratory neural crest cells: A quantitative confocal microscope study, Jordan Naumann

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Education at its corp, Steven Michael Pals

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Tracking above- and below- ground seed persistence and mortality in a native tallgrass prairie restoration, Carmen Pellish

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Superintendent leadership: Comparing superintendent and school board president perceptions of essential leadership characteristics and capabilities of the superintendent in today's complex and ever-changing educational environment according to MCREL's superintendent responsibilities and the Iowa standards for school leaders, Daniel J. Peterson

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Graduate recital in choral conducting, Alice Reid Pruisner

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Professional Educators of Iowa member perspectives about Iowa State Education Association and National Education Association membership and political activities, Melissa Kay Reade

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Investigating the effectiveness of a professional development program for secondary physics teachers, Meghan Reynolds

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Climate analysis using tree-rings from the Wind River Range, Wyoming, Derek Richards

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Amalgamation: A collection of poetry, prose, and process, Grant Andrew Riedel

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The shadow wars: An analysis of Associated Press coverage of drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, Anthony Roth

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Vodka lullabies and purple skies: A collection of creative works, Rachel Routier

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Developing an integrated spatially explicit scale dependent modeling framework for wind farm suitability assessment in Iowa, Tesfay G. Russell

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Identify and manage productivity risks in construction processes, Souhail M. Saad

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Anger, relationships, and intimate partner violence in emerging adults with and without ADHD symptomology, Gina Marie Sacchetti

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School and juvenile justice personnel's perceptions of dangerousness regarding adolescents with mental illness, Amber Lynne Schramm

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Solitary, Anita Ellen Schuck

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Developing rating curves in a small Iowa watershed to evaluate nutrient loading in streams, Jennifer Mary Shepeck

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The effect of soft tissue oscillation therapy on the management of pain associated with delayed onset muscle soreness, Jenifer Ann Shoultz

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"Democracy put in action": Experiences of African Americans in the Women's Army Corps at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 1942-1945, Rebecca Singer

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A graduate recital in voice, Brent M. Smith

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Graphic communications industry trends and their impact on the required competencies of personnel, Sara B. Smith

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Resistance to change among veteran teachers: Providing voice for more effective engagement, Richard R. Snyder

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The impact of digital organization on retention in college algebra, Mary Benac Staniger

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The economic impacts of annual community festivals: A case of the Sturgis Falls Celebration, 2013, Chelsea Mae Tolle

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The effects of living in a springboard house during one's first year at the University of Northern Iowa, Laura Trettin

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Intraindividual personality change: Situational influences, patterns of change, and frequency-based measurement, Carol Tweten

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Child Find in early childhood education, Lauren (Burgers) Vanderhorst

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Human trafficking and the media: Comparing newspapers' portrayal of victims and offenders, Brittany Leigh Virkus

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Changes in the proteome of the barley spike under drought and well-watered conditions, Aaron Walck

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The use of school-based forgiveness education and interventions in an RTI framework, Elizabeth Watson

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Finna get locked up: The school experiences of five men labeled BD, Jill Renae Mollison Weigel

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A study of college student attitudes and behaviors related to recycling, Mark Allen Wilcox

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The environmental performance of biobased resin within phenolic-urethane nobake binders: A feasibility study, Ian David Morgan Williams

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D-spaces in infinite products of ordinals, Duncan Wright

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Unregulated, untrained, and unaware: restraint and seclusion practices in educational settings, Daniel E. Zaccaro

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Self-study of my secondary reading workshop teaching practice: Struggling learners, literate identities and school absenteeism, Kayla Lynn Becker

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Postmodern humanism and the "exhaustion of easy life", Mason Beets

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A master's recital in piano, Katrina Ann Benjegerdes

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The unveiling of W.E.B. DuBois: A qualitative content analysis of diverse interpretations of the works and life of W. E. B. Du Bois, Sonja Lee Bock

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From sidebets to sideshow: The influence of gambling on the development of professional wrestling in America, 1870-1911, Lee Casebolt

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Longitudinal analysis of perceived body image, sport commitment, burnout, and athletic injury, Erik Chaouch

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Evaluating the effectiveness of healthcare exploration experiences for high school students, Margaret Mary Conlon

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Analysis of wind power generation with application of wind tunnel attachment, Ulan Dakeev

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Perceptions of dimensions of service quality and recreational benefits in collegiate recreational sports programs, Christopher Berne Denison

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Recalcitrant arguments, Kiranjeet Kaur Dhillon

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Providing academic access to individuals with significant disabilties [sic], Lindsey Jill Frandsen

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Writing supports for older students with significant disabilities: examining two students' journeys towards becoming writers, Emily Helen Freeman

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Are students experiencing the intended outcomes of Quality Matters standards?, Maryam Ghayoorrad

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Aquatic strategies and techniques and their benefit on children with autism, James G. Hall

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Leading through change: A study of the role of central office leadership in the process of secondary change, Dirk A. Halupnik

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Acute effect of postactivation potentiation versus dynamic stretching plus postactivation potentiation on countermovement vertical jump performance, Daniel John Hammes

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Outside is in: Women, special education, and the superintendency, John Lawrence Hanson

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Temporal dynamics of nutrient flux across hydrologic unit boundaries, Md. Aminul Haque

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Population genetics of Thomomydoecus minor: Ectoparasitic chewing lice on Thomomys bottae pocket gophers of the Rio Grande Valley in New Mexico, Sheree Elizabeth Harper

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Nurturing resiliency among adolescents with emotional and behavioral disturbances (EBD) in a special education setting, Rimaz Herz

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Investigating blended learning in the high school science classroom, Holly Cassandra Hinkhouse

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Language as a social reality: The effects of the infantilization of women, Chelsae R. Huot

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Christians, lesbians, gays, and bisexuals: examining the roles of uncertainty and religiosity in Christian attitudes toward LGB individuals, Megan Deanne Wharff Kavanaugh

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Mental illness and schools: An examination of how schools are providing supports and services to students with mental health concerns, Nikki Leigh King

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Perceptions of coaching efficacy from the coaches', parents', and athletes' perspectives, Wade Previn Kooiman

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Batman and the superhero fairytale: deconstructing a revisionist crisis, Travis John Landhuis

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Automated sinkhole extraction and morphological analysis in northeast Iowa using high-resolution LiDAR data, Jonathon Launspach

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A master's recital in piano, Brittany K. Lensing

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Measurement and analysis of intra-vehicle UWB channels, Qingshan Liang

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The Duluth Model in practice: Evaluating police and practitioner response to domestic violence, Jessica L. Lorenz

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A master's recital in piano, Elena Lyalina

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Social and cultural influences on alcohol drinking habits among native American college and university students across the United States, Wayva Waterman Lyons

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PROMIS physical function item bank v. 1.0: Validity of physical function assessment for athletic training clientele, Leif Philip Madsen

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Liquid sorption properties and structural changes of metal-organic frameworks of cobalt nitrate and 4,4'-bipyridine, Kathryn Mauger-Sonnek

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Comparison of immediate myofascial pressure release treatment effects among active and latent trigger points, Chelsea M. Morris

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The effects of heel elevation and fatigue on torso inclination during the barbell back squat, Michael James Neppel

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Witchcraft accusation, Kamlesh Niraula

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Graduate composition recital: a brief analysis, Xingzimin Pan

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Uncovering the lived experiences of entry-level administrators in a school in need of assistance, Teresa Rayman Peterson

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Bird use of heterogeneous native prairie biofuel production plots, Jarrett D. Pfrimmer

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Einstein metrics on piecewise-linear three-spheres, Kyle Pitzen

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A graduate recital in voice, Kelley Elizabeth Raymon

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A description of swing parameters and their relationship to in game batting performance in Division I softball players, Cassandra Reilly-Boccia

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Effects of isolated work environments on software engineering metrics collection, Christian A. Schreiner

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An analysis of the effect of a 21st-century-designed middle school on student achievement, Gary David Schwartz

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A Midwestern culture of civility: Student activism at the University of Northern Iowa during the Maucker years (1967-1970), Christopher J. Shackelford

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Long-term, low-dose exposure of people residing in arsenic affected areas of Iowa: A cross-sectional analytical study, Junu Shrestha

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From saeter to sod: Single women homesteaders of Norwegian descent farming their land in Dakota territory, 1862-1929, Sara Marie Skindelien

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Effect of limb circumference on intramuscular cooling during and following an ice bag application after exercise, Marcus A. Sojka

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Playing by new rules: board games and America's cold war culture, 1945-1965, Matthew John Sprengeler

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Cross-cultural comparison and contrast of Americans' and Bulgarians' understanding of forgiveness, Desislava Sevdalinova Stoycheva

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"The most deadly spot on the face of the earth": The United States and antimodern images of "Darkest Africa" 1880-1910, Melinda Stump

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Evaluating the effects of increasing mathematics graduation requirements: A survey of the effects of state policy change in Illinois, Corey Tafoya

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Teachers' perceptions of professional development for the use of interactive white boards in Turkey, Erkan Taskin

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Queering the coming out narrative, Sarah Jean Taylor

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Understanding the critical role of a wetland in maintaining the ecosystem: A case study, Sushil Tuladhar

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A master's recital in double bass, Dmitriy Vasilistov

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Voice of the voiceless: The effects of labeling children in public schools, Mike T. Wells

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Behind the mask: An analysis of women's perceptions and rationale toward the purchase and use of anti-aging products, Clair Maureen Williams

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Habitat usage, movement patterns, and home range size of wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) in a suburban habitat, Jessica Williams

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The design and evaluation of a small size wind-solar hybrid power system, Bekir Zihni Yuksek

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Effects of anger and impulsive traits on non-suicidal self-injury, Ashley S. Zellhoefer