The University Honors Program will be an intellectually stimulating and socially nurturing community of students of exceptional academic achievement. Every honors student has the opportunity to complete undergraduate research during their time at UNI by writing a thesis. Students work with faculty members in their major or area of interest to develop and conduct a study during either their Junior or Senior year.

From this page, you can browse our Honors Program Theses by academic department or by the year of completion Some theses and dissertations are not eligible for open access.

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Submissions from 2016

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Tessellations: an artistic and mathematical look at the work of Maurits Cornelis Escher, Emily E. Bachmeier Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Branding the UNI/Wellness Recreation Center: creating a cohesive cross-media collegiate recreation identity, Rachael Bair Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Celebrating 100 years of the National Park System in the classroom, Kailyn Louise Bettle Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Exploration of Empfindsamer stil: The creation and performance of an informed performance edition of CPE Bach's Concerto in D minor for flute and orchestra, Emily C. Bicknese Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Chimera: a multigenre exploration of the postmodern self, Keegan D. Bosch Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Motion virtual manipulatives in the elementary math classroom, Cole Boudreau Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Intellectual virtues and the epistemic evaluation of disagreement, Hansen Garlington Breitling Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Inclusion: learning without barriers, Amy Lois Bucciferro Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Brand new scars: complex characterization and literary craft elements in Ed Brubaker's Captain America, Lexi Nicole Byrnes Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Still going bump in the night: a structural-esque analysis of yurei, death, and dying in Japanese folklore and anime, Samuel Nicholas Calonkey Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Craic in the concert hall: The benefits of playing Irish traditional music to the classically trained musician, Hannah Carr-Murphy Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Equitable discourse in middle school mathematics classrooms: With emphasis on girls and the mathematically gifted, Merci F. Day Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The efficient recovery of deleted data from NAND flash memory, Lisa Diercks Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The determinants of NFL player salaries, Trevor Draisey Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Education: an unexplored variable on millennial volunteer attitudes, Darian N. Everding Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Excess folic acid as a potential competitor of glutamate may interfere with neural development, Benjamin Fick Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The impact of teacher prompting and questioning on third grade students' comprehension, Jenna Francois Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effect of rearing temperature on somite formation and skeletal development in the zebrafish, Danio rerio, Sarah Jean Freeland Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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"Yeah, I taught myself on YouTube": young women and navigating the world of traditional crafting, Emily A. Gardner Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Frequently-used discipline and management techniques in the Cedar Valley, Gabriel Gedlinske Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Liberty and justice for all? : Ethics in the American criminal justice system, Haley Hasenstein Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The adolescent refugee experience: cultural attitudes of high school Burmese refugees living in Iowa, Alexis Helgens Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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To make a better music school, Alissandra Henkle Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Magnetic properties of polymeric framework materials with cobalt, Cassara Higgins Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Proportional reasoning in middle level mathematics textbooks, Rebecca Holzrichter Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Concussions in female collegiate diving: an exploratory study, Sarah Kemp Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effects of argumentation on student motivation in mathematics, Julie Kirkpatrick Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A book club for children with autism spectrum disorder, Elizabeth Ann Kosmicki Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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An analysis of how public relations professionals use social media, Abigail Jen Kreun Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The Civil Rights Movement through the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Hannah Lodge Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Determinants of per game average annual attendance for NBA teams, Kevin Joseph McGee Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Valproic acid activates hyperactivity in cultured neurons: possible support for overconnectivity hypothesis of autism, Alexis McGinley Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A healthy herd: addressing the justifications for vaccine denial and applying the health belief model to the current anti-vaccination movement, Sarah L. McHugh Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A grading catalogue of selected works for solo trombone and piano, Brent Michael Mead Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Testing for modularity in the axial skeleton of fishes, Emily Meier Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Examining the renewable energy consumption-economic growth nexus in sub-Saharan African countries, Luke Neuhaus Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effects of colonial origin on economic growth, Erica Lynn Pabst Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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No one is here : Poems, Jennifer Pauk Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Dropping in on dropouts: an analysis of withdrawals from the University of Northern Iowa, Lindsey Marie Pedersen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The secondary interview : Ethical concerns regarding social media scanning in the commercial hiring process, Christopher Pollpeter Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Contrasting American and Chinese exceptionalism : Representations of political corruption, Tatiana Rice Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Visualizing interactions between Bacillus anthracis bacteriophages and macrophages, Abigail Shew Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Observations of music and literacy in early childhood education, Ann Strom Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A benefit to the profession: Teacher retention in the middle years, Claire Vander Wiel Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Mindfulness in the classroom: Cultivating peace from within, Maya VanDriel Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A case study: language environment analysis of a bilingual child with speech-language delay, Sarah Van Maanen Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Morphometric analysis of simple, lobed, and compound leaf development in the genus Ampelopsis (Vitaceae), Austin Joseph Voves Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Statistical modeling of earthquake damage, Allison Nicole Waters Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Initiation of communication from users of AAC and preceding communication partner's utterances, Lauren Vaughn Welser Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2015

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Female mate selection criteria : preferences in short-term and long-term mating, Elizabeth R. Agey Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Finding community: the importance of intergroup dialogue within diversity workshops, Joslyn Nycole Aldape Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Juror misperceptions of eyewitness evidence : impact on expert testimony and credibility, Tiffany M. Anderson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Age variation in nonverbal cue recognition in computer-mediated communication, Nathaniel Beyerink Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Documenting the state of kindergarten classrooms: a picture is worth a thousand words, Britney Nicole Bockstahler Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Non-destructive DNA extraction methods that yield DNA barcodes in spiders, Reva Ann Bork Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Primer efficacy in the DNA barcoding of spiders, Rhennetta Jo Bork Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Assessing study abroad outcomes: Groundwork for change in curriculum, Avary Bradford Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The early demagogues : the rise of the plebeian tribunate and their exclusive interests, c. 550-450 BCE, Conner James Brakeville Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Relevant decision criteria and their level of importance in consumers' choice of hospital, Jordan Brelje Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Similar but different: an analysis of differences in clarinet and saxophone pedagogy and doubler’s misconceptions, Nicholas Jeremy Carlo Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Attention test performance and normal aging: the effect on executive function, Rachel Carmen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A new system of first-order predicate logic based on Wittgenstein's single operation N, Benjamin Castle Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The benefits of legalizing marijuana and products containing tetrahydrocannabinol, Pat Chizek Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of hibernation on the hemostatic properties of the American bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana, Kiana Cullinan Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Refractoriness of a transit reaction: Respiratory and aerodynamic response, Michele Dacy Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Measuring the stability of iso-1-cytochrome c variants using heme spectra, Sarah Elizabeth Eikenberry Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The impact of hyped IPO's on the market, Elias Escobedo Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Investigating educational quality at one comprehensive university, Blake Thurston Findley Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The American symphony orchestra: factors affecting concert attendance and predictions for the millennial ticketholder, Hayley Graham Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The impact and evaluation of forgiveness education with early adolescents, Hillary Karyn Elda Hilbert Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Gleaning in the Cedar Valley: a post-evaluation study, Dylan Thomas Hillyer Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Solving Lights Out on parity graphs, Derek Hofland Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The Pura Belpré Award and the portrayal of disability, Zoe Houser Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Diagnosing an international health crisis: A structural exploration of Ebola 2014, Maddison Zayn Jansen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Updating the classroom: Incorporating modern technology into elementary schools, Allison Kehoe Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Eastern Iowa lithics and their effects on Oneota culture, Caitlin Mary Kelly Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Pre-service teacher beliefs on gender and aggression within the PreK-6th grade classroom, Kelly Marie Krueger Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Music therapy in the treatment of migraine: a comparative literature review of migraine treatments, Grace Lau Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Analysis of Ipomoea (morning glory) leaf mutants, Abigail Anne Lee Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Impact of cost barrier on high school chemistry laboratory teaching practices, Robin Livermore Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Higher education expenditures and revenues : a case study on the University of Northern Iowa, Thomas Keld Madsen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Losing Robin Williams: an analysis of user-generated Twitter content following the sudden death of a celebrity, Samantha Mallow Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Understanding community literacy practice through multimodal storytelling, Sarah Marston Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The Son-Rise Program: strategies for teachers working with students on the autism spectrum, Danielle Martens Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Functional analysis of drought-resistant genes in barley using VIGS, Natalie Catherine Martin Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The analysis of diruthenium compounds on human cells as potential chemotherapeutic agents, Elizabeth McCulloch Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Perspectives on why the glass ceiling still exists for women in advertising and media and tools to help shatter it, Olivia Hottle Mossman Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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NuMuzArt: an original, multi-sensory, creative experience, Tori Christine Ovel Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Asset-based community development practices in international service-learning: a content analysis of short-term programs in Nicaragua, Kara Christine Poppe Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Digital action: An exploratory documentary of artistic process, Dana Renee Potter Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The future of restorative dental care, Carl Reitz Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Effects of ATP and ATP inhibitors on the P2X7 receptor, Holly Marie Salzbrenner Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Investigating the linguistic identity development of dual language learners, Elizabeth Silbernagel Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Analysis of protein expression for potential biomarkers in human pancreatic tumor cell lines, Jade Ashley Simpson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Cross-cultural differences regarding participation in University of Northern Iowa classrooms, Suzanne C. Sontag Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Does religion affect economic growth?, Parash Upreti Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Comparing application development between desktop and Android platforms, Ramya Varadaraju Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Therapy and treatment crossover for language production impairment between populations with Broca’s aphasia and sequential bilinguals, Nicole Catherine Wakeman Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Turkish identity in poetry before and after the 1928 language revolution, Angela Marie Wrage Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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How inclusion is defined and implemented in elementary classrooms, Bailey Jo Wright Open Access Honors Program Thesis