Outstanding Master's Thesis Awards

 

This is a collection of recipients of the Outstanding Master's Thesis Award given by the UNI Graduate College. Only award winning works posted to UNI ScholarWorks are listed below. For a complete list of award recipients, go to the Graduate College website. To go to the Graduate Student Award Recipients collection page, Click here.

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Theses from 2019

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Outcomes of an intensive exercise-based swallowing program for persons with Parkinson's disease: A single-case experiment, Jocelyn Jenks Open Access Thesis 2019 Award

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Therapist self-doubt when facing severe psychopathology in adolescent males, Zachary Mark Meehan Open Access Thesis 2019 Award

Theses from 2018

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The moth-eaters & other stories, Adrianne Lea Lloyd Thesis (UNI Access Only) 2019 Award

Theses from 2017

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Leishmania infantum infection at the cellular and organismal levels : foamy macrophages and sex-dependent responses, Ryan David Lockard Thesis (UNI Access Only) 2018 Award

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder stigma: Accurate and inaccurate portrayals in electronic media, Camille Mirabelle Marie Thesis (UNI Access Only) 2018 Award

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Psychoeducational module to promote knowledge and reduce stigma towards recreational marijuana users, Stephanie J. Strong Open Access Thesis 2018 Award

Theses from 2016

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Visualizing belonging : Deliberation and identification in the Vestavia Hills mascot controversy, Scott Neil Bredman Thesis (UNI Access Only) 2017 Award

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"Rock against Reagan": The punk movement, cultural hegemony, and Reaganism in the eighties, Johnathan Kyle Williams Open Access Thesis 2017 Award

Theses from 2015

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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 2016 Award

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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) 2017 Award

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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) 2016 Award

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Identification of sluggish cognitive tempo by pre-service teachers, Rachel Elizabeth Meisinger Open Access Thesis 2016 Award

Theses from 2014

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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 Open Access Thesis 2015 Award

Theses from 2013

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Predicting commitment for those in military relationships, Darrina Sofia Bledsoe Open Access Thesis 2014 Award

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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) 2015 Award

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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) 2015 Award

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Where loyalties lie: A study of workplace dissent through the lens of loyalty, Katelyn L. Santy Open Access Thesis 2014 Award

Theses from 2012

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Producing early modern space and the mind in public and closet drama, Megan M. Gallagher Open Access Thesis 2013 Award

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Strategic communication in women's rights organizations: Tools, challenges and best practices, Anastasia Kalinina Open Access Thesis 2013 Award

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Self-defeating behaviors in sexual offenders: Exploring factors of social support and motivation to change, Cassie Rose Nieman Open Access Thesis 2013 Award

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Circulating and organizational testosterone and the perception of dominance, Jon C. Pedersen Open Access Thesis 2014 Award

Theses from 2011

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Transforming lives: Exploring the impact of transitioning on female-to-male transpersons and partners of female-to-male transpersons, Megan Marie Tesene Open Access Thesis 2012 Award

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From a weak tribual to a branch of government: The Supreme Court of the United States from 1789 to Marshall, Dale Edward Paul Yurs Open Access Thesis 2012 Award

Theses from 2010

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Creating salsa, claiming salsa: Identity, location, and authenticity in global popular music, William Guthrie LeGrand Open Access Thesis 2011 Award

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Trends in environmental concern by grade level: A study of elementary, middle, and high school students, Ryan David Lensing Open Access Thesis 2012 Award

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Status is fine for the in-group but out-group members watch out: Examining an optimal model of face processing using eye-tracking, J. Daniel McCarthy Open Access Thesis 2011 Award

Theses from 2009

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Captivating emotions: Sentiment and the work of rhetorical drag in colonial and early national captivity narrative, Gleidson Gouveia Open Access Thesis 2010 Award

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The effects of Indian-accented English and need for cognition on message evaluation: A field study, Duoc V. Nguyen Open Access Thesis 2011 Award

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A test of TMT: Mortality salience and avoidance of worldview threats, Taylor Wayne Wadian Open Access Thesis 2010 Award

Theses from 2008

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Exploring the relationship between parent beliefs and athletes' perceptions: A sport commitment approach, Heather M. DeWaard Open Access Thesis 2009 Award

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Surface temperature mapping of the University of Northern Iowa campus using high resolution thermal infrared aerial imagery, Alexander Savelyev Open Access Thesis 2010 Award

Theses from 2007

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The effects of facial attractiveness, weight, and immediacy on social influence: A test of dynamic social impact, Melinda Bullock Open Access Thesis 2009 Award

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Significance of the general public for public relations: A study of the blogosphere's impact on the October 2006 Edelman/Wal-Mart crisis, Sergei Golitsinski Open Access Thesis 2009 Award

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Tree species identification in an urban environment using a data fusion approach, Matthew A. Voss Open Access Thesis 2008 Award

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An examination of group agreement among functional ankle instability participant inclusion criteria, Shantelle A. Howe Weichers Open Access Thesis 2008 Award

Theses from 2006

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Biomonitoring organochlorine and cholinesterase inhibiting insecticide in eastern Iowa streams, Matthew Thomas Fisher Open Access Thesis 2007 Award

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The contribution of socio-economic status and maturity on injury risk in youth soccer, Kristin Noel Stoneberg Open Access Thesis 2007 Award

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Voicing women's resistance within religious studies: An interrogation of rational choice theory, Anne E. Tedore Open Access Thesis 2008 Award

Theses from 2005

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Monitoring spatial and temporal water quality changes in Iowa lakes using airborne hyperspectral imagery, Nathan Robert Green Open Access Thesis 2007 Award

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Investigating the effectiveness of professional development on high school physics teachers' conceptual understanding of Newtonian mechanics, instructional practices, and the conceptual growth of their students, Julia K. Moeller Open Access Thesis 2006 Award

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Sticks, stones, & stigmas: A social-cognitive account of stereotype threat mechanisms, Michael C. Philipp Open Access Thesis 2006 Award

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"Second-class families": Media portrayal of adoption in America, Jennifer Ellen Struve Open Access Thesis 2006 Award

Theses from 2004

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Modeling and measuring the dispersion of odors from hog confinements, François Béra Open Access Thesis 2005 Award

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Mapping wetlands and potential wetland restoration areas in Black Hawk County, Iowa using object-oriented classification and a GIS-based model, James Harken Open Access Thesis 2005 Award

Theses from 2003

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The effects of social identity salience on the cohesion of demographically diverse groups, Michael Anderson Open Access Thesis 2004 Award

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Culture from chaos: The formation of social norms from the dynamic self-organization of individuals' attitudes and behavior, Jerry G. Cullum Open Access Thesis 2005 Award

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Body image, eating disturbance and estrogen levels across the menstrual cycle, Mei-Chuan Wang Open Access Thesis 2004 Award

Theses from 2002

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Organophosphorous insecticide contamination in streams: Insects as bioindicators, Brian M. Andersen Open Access Thesis 2003 Award

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"Good stuff for wise men to laugh at or honest men to take pleasure at": The Arthurian tradition during the Renaissance, Crystal Stallman Open Access Thesis 2003 Award

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Emergence and mortality of native prairie forbs seeded into an established stand of grasses, Dave Williams Open Access Thesis 2004 Award

Theses from 2001

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A contrastive cross-cultural study of the speech act of correction in Egyptian Arabic and American English, Nadir Anis Open Access Thesis 2002 Award

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The effect of valproic acid on motility and morphometry parameters, and actin and N-cadherin distribution in avian neural crest cells, Leah Christine Fuller Open Access Thesis 2002 Award

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The coupling of biotechnology with electrochemistry: Electrodenitrification of water using the enzyme nitrate reductase, Cyril Geyer Open Access Thesis 2002 Award

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The effects of individual factors on punitive attitudes toward juvenile offenders, Jennifer Keely Mac Connell Open Access Thesis 2003 Award

Theses from 2000

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Assessing the classification accuracy of digitized National Aerial Photography Program imagery: Comparison with botanical data, Mark Arthur Alexander Open Access Thesis 2001 Award

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Similarities in aggression, inattention/hyperactivity, depression, and anxiety between friends and nonfriends, Kristin A. Clark Open Access Thesis 2001 Award

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Photodecomposition of crystal violet dye in water solution and suspensions of metal oxides, Tatiana Yurievna Zakharian Open Access Thesis 2001 Award

Theses from 1999

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Yusef Komunyakaa: Questioning traditional metaphors of light and darkness, Katarzyna Jakubiak Open Access Thesis 2000 Award

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The Commonweal in the heartland: Charles T. Kelly and Iowa's industrial army, Ryan James Sprau Open Access Thesis 2000 Award

Theses from 1998

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The morality issue: How Darlan influenced the Allied unconditional surrender pledge in World War II, Brian Fiderlein Open Access Thesis 1999 Award

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Breeding bird use of intensively managed rotational grazing pastures, native prairies and savannas: A comparison, Jennifer Marie Hurley O'Hara Open Access Thesis 1999 Award

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Estimating the potential available labor supply for mid-sized Iowa communities, Randal Robert Pilkington Open Access Thesis 2000 Award

Theses from 1997

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Fuzzy logic: An analysis of logical connectives and their characterizations, John F. Hamman Open Access Thesis 1998 Award

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Macrophyte-macroinvertebrate interactions in a lentic ecosystem and the effect of fluridone treatment to control Myriophyllum spicatum L., Gregory J. Moeller Open Access Thesis 1999 Award

Theses from 1996

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RN and LPN perceptions of front-line delegation, Martha E. Colwell Open Access Thesis 1997 Award

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Invisible walls: Milliken v. Bradley and America's urban apartheid, Sonia E. Ingles Open Access Thesis 1998 Award

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All our days are numbered --: Journey through breast cancer with traditional and alternative medicine, Tomma Lou Maas Open Access Thesis 1997 Award

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The effects of ibuprofen on exercise-induced muscle soreness and performance, Atta Kofi Osei Open Access Thesis 1998 Award

Theses from 1995

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The development of SCARS for identification of AM fungi, Jason Daniel Abbas Open Access Thesis 1997 Award

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The political geography of a Palestinian state: Main problems of implementation, Saed Jamal Abu-Hijleh Open Access Thesis 1996 Award

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Is the error-reaction time correlation in category verification tasks evidence of fuzzy limits in categories?, Sergio Chaigneau Open Access Thesis 1996 Award

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Radon reduction, improvement of indoor air quality, and energy savings through an original solar ventilation system, Heather E. Rhoads Open Access Thesis 1996 Award

Theses from 1994

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Iowa's wolf in populist clothing: Norman Baker, 1925-1936, Eric Scott Juhnke Open Access Thesis 1995 Award

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A partial "squeezing theorem" for a particular class of many-valued logics, Stephen Michael Walk Open Access Thesis 1995 Award

Theses from 1993

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Predicting adolescent AIDS-related risk behavior from psychosocial factors: A replication, Erika Lea Kumerow Open Access Thesis 1994 Award

Theses from 1992

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The Egypt-Palestine/Israel boundary: 1841-1992, Thabit Abu-Rass Open Access Thesis 1993 Award

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Stream microcosm toxicity tests: Colonizing test organisms and predicting the effects of fenvalerate on riffle insect communities, Dan H. Breneman Open Access Thesis 1994 Award

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A descriptive study of bone health risk factors in females ages 13 to 16 years, Anita M. Johnson Open Access Thesis 1993 Award

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A pretension of place: The industrialization of corn belt agriculture, 1940-1965, Philip Jeffrey Nelson Open Access Thesis 1993 Award

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Towards the development of a Kantian environmental ethic, Sally Nelson Wiedmann Open Access Thesis 1994 Award

Theses from 1991

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"Ego, scriptor cantilenae": The Cantos and Ezra Pound, Steven R. Gulick Open Access Thesis 1992 Award

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Sociological implications of technology: The historical treatment of technology in sociological theory and a proposal for empirical research, Martin E. Hansen Open Access Thesis 1992 Award

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The implementation of naturalistic evaluation of reading comprehension: A descriptive study of first graders in a Chapter 1 reading program, Beth Ann Hardy Nordmeyer Open Access Thesis 1992 Award

Theses from 1990

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Gas exchange of four Viburnum species, Lisa Gayle De Berg Open Access Thesis 1991 Award

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The federal government and the Industrial Workers of the World, 1917-1918: An attempt to crush a labor union, Michael Torrance Prahl Open Access Thesis 1991 Award

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Occupational outcomes of bachelor's degrees earned by nontraditional students, Mary Ellen Ellyson Wacker Open Access Thesis 1991 Award