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 Open Access Thesis

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

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

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

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Education at its corp, Steven Michael Pals Open Access Thesis

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

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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Graduate recital in choral conducting, Alice Reid Pruisner Open Access Thesis

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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

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

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Amalgamation: A collection of poetry, prose, and process, Grant Andrew Riedel Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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Vodka lullabies and purple skies: A collection of creative works, Rachel Routier Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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Identify and manage productivity risks in construction processes, Souhail M. Saad Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Anger, relationships, and intimate partner violence in emerging adults with and without ADHD symptomology, Gina Marie Sacchetti Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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School and juvenile justice personnel's perceptions of dangerousness regarding adolescents with mental illness, Amber Lynne Schramm Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Solitary, Anita Ellen Schuck Open Access Thesis

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

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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 Open Access Thesis

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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 Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A graduate recital in voice, Brent M. Smith Open Access Thesis

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

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Resistance to change among veteran teachers: Providing voice for more effective engagement, Richard R. Snyder Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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

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

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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 Open Access Thesis

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

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Child Find in early childhood education, Lauren (Burgers) Vanderhorst Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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Changes in the proteome of the barley spike under drought and well-watered conditions, Aaron Walck Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The use of school-based forgiveness education and interventions in an RTI framework, Elizabeth Watson Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Finna get locked up: The school experiences of five men labeled BD, Jill Renae Mollison Weigel Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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

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

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D-spaces in infinite products of ordinals, Duncan Wright Open Access Thesis

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

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 Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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A master's recital in piano, Katrina Ann Benjegerdes Open Access Thesis

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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 Open Access Thesis

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

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

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Evaluating the effectiveness of healthcare exploration experiences for high school students, Margaret Mary Conlon Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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

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Recalcitrant arguments, Kiranjeet Kaur Dhillon Open Access Thesis

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

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

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Are students experiencing the intended outcomes of Quality Matters standards?, Maryam Ghayoorrad Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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Acute effect of postactivation potentiation versus dynamic stretching plus postactivation potentiation on countermovement vertical jump performance, Daniel John Hammes Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Outside is in: Women, special education, and the superintendency, John Lawrence Hanson Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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

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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 Open Access Thesis

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

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

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

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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 Open Access Thesis

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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 Open Access Thesis

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Perceptions of coaching efficacy from the coaches', parents', and athletes' perspectives, Wade Previn Kooiman Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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

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

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

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Measurement and analysis of intra-vehicle UWB channels, Qingshan Liang Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The Duluth Model in practice: Evaluating police and practitioner response to domestic violence, Jessica L. Lorenz Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A master's recital in piano, Elena Lyalina Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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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 Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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PROMIS physical function item bank v. 1.0: Validity of physical function assessment for athletic training clientele, Leif Philip Madsen Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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Comparison of immediate myofascial pressure release treatment effects among active and latent trigger points, Chelsea M. Morris Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of heel elevation and fatigue on torso inclination during the barbell back squat, Michael James Neppel Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Witchcraft accusation, Kamlesh Niraula Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Graduate composition recital: a brief analysis, Xingzimin Pan Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Uncovering the lived experiences of entry-level administrators in a school in need of assistance, Teresa Rayman Peterson Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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

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Einstein metrics on piecewise-linear three-spheres, Kyle Pitzen Open Access Thesis

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A graduate recital in voice, Kelley Elizabeth Raymon Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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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 Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Effects of isolated work environments on software engineering metrics collection, Christian A. Schreiner Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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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 Open Access Thesis

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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 Open Access Thesis

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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 Open Access Thesis

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

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

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Cross-cultural comparison and contrast of Americans' and Bulgarians' understanding of forgiveness, Desislava Sevdalinova Stoycheva Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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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 Open Access Thesis

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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

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Queering the coming out narrative, Sarah Jean Taylor Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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A master's recital in double bass, Dmitriy Vasilistov Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Voice of the voiceless: The effects of labeling children in public schools, Mike T. Wells Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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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 Open Access Thesis

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

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The design and evaluation of a small size wind-solar hybrid power system, Bekir Zihni Yuksek Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Effects of anger and impulsive traits on non-suicidal self-injury, Ashley S. Zellhoefer Thesis (UNI Access Only)