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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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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A survey of literacy instruction in public preschool programs in Iowa, Anne Marie Berthelsen 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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School wide positive behavioral and intervention supports : the effectiveness of Tier 1 strategies, Gregory James Halsor Open Access Thesis

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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)

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Best practices of Individual Family Service Plans and analyses regarding quality outcomes, Ashley M. Andrew Open Access Thesis

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Intensive mentoring : stimulators of and barriers to coaching, spiritual guiding and discipling relationships, David Alan De Jong Open Access Dissertation

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Comparing middle school students' learning and attitudes in face-to-face and online mathematics lessons, Clayton M. Edwards Open Access Dissertation

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A case study of one Iowa female elementary school principal's journey into administration, Angela J. Fowler Open Access Thesis

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Instructional coaching : a look at teaching practices and impact on student achievement, Sharon Sue Ingebrand Open Access Dissertation

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Asking school psychologists how job satisfaction can be increased, Justin S. Janssen Open Access Thesis

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Being in the world : an existential inquiry of knowing one's self through a personal project : in the context of dissertation survival, Tomoe Kitajima Open Access Dissertation

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Early avian colonization in a prairie biofuel project, James T. Mason Open Access Thesis

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iPads versus laptops: The effects of mobile device interfaces on students' attitudes towards technology and learning, Evans Lugalia Mudanya Open Access Thesis

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Learning transfer of geospatial technologies in secondary science and mathematics core areas, Curtis P. Nielsen Open Access Dissertation

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Embedded experiences, critical conversations: Learning about teaching in a professional development school cohort setting, Daphne Schuchart Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The link between functional behavioral assessment and behavioral intervention plans, Megan Kathleen Seamans Anderson Open Access Thesis

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Identifying ways to better support new teachers to improve retention, Dianna L. Briggs Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Disrupting the discussion : the story of disruptive students in the online classroom, Belle Doyle Cowden Open Access Dissertation

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The impact of attachment disorder on the family and child, Stephanie DuRocher Open Access Thesis

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Effects of environmental variables on food consumption, Denise Eslinger Open Access Thesis

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Cylinders and spheres : toddlers engage in problem solving, Rosemary Geiken Open Access Dissertation

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Enrollment of students with disabilities in career and technical education, Cory C. Johnson Open Access Thesis

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Maggie and her students: Talking and reasoning in a reform-based mathematics classroom, Debra Louise Semm Rich Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Language exclusionary behavior and attitudes toward immigrants, Christine L. Bennett Open Access Thesis

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A case study of the perceptions of stakeholders from a school district in Iowa on the impact of No Child Left Behind on the comprehensive high school, Brian Coppess Open Access Dissertation

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Helping adolescents forgive : the use of forgiveness education at an inpatient mental health facility, Tiffany R. Everding Open Access Thesis

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Baby boomer and Genx elementary principals : differing perspectives on schooling, Lisa M. Fry Open Access Dissertation

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Obscenity and pornography: A historical look at the American Library Association, the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, and the Supreme Court, Gretchen Brooke Gould Open Access Thesis