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 2013

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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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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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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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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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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

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The effects of planting methods and granivory on seedling emergence in a tallgrass prairie reconstruction, Justin Vernon Huisman Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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How do beginning administrators navigate through their first year of the middle school principalship?, James D. Cryer Open Access Dissertation

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The thought processes of administrators as they review and make evaluative judgment of a second-year teacher portfolio: A qualitative study, Terri Anne Lasswell Open Access Dissertation

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The effects of varying seeding rates of Bouteloua curtipendula and mowing on native plant establishment in a new prairie reconstruction, Ryan Leon Welch Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Deliberative democratic practices in tourism planning: Towards a model of participatory community tourism planning, Oksana Grybovych Open Access Dissertation

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A case study of a rural Iowa school preparing to meet new state guidelines for school libraries, Karla Steege Krueger Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Quantifying granivory in a reconstructed prairie: affects of season, species, seed predators, sacrificial food, and the chemical deterrent capsaicin, Craig M. Hemsath Open Access Thesis

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Succession of an Iowa sand prairie into an adjoining old-field, Susan Jill Kirt Open Access Thesis

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An analysis of coaching efficacy in volunteer soccer coaches, Christopher Lee Kowalski Open Access Dissertation

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Considerations for delivery of online professional development courses for childcare professionals, Heather Marie Bauer Olsen Open Access Dissertation

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Cedar Falls Civil War, Cynthia Rae Huffman Sweet Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Adding species diversity to a reconstructed prairie using an incremental approach, Amy L. Carolan Open Access Thesis

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Alternative high schools: what types of programs lead to the greatest level of effectiveness?, Timothy W. Gilson Open Access Dissertation

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Exploring intersectionality in education: The intersection of gender, race, disability, and class, Amy J. Petersen Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Modeling and simulation to investigate effects of static mixer, carrier gas, temperature and pressure on the mixing ratio of carbon nanotubes growth reactors, David Addie Noye Open Access Dissertation

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Come out, stay out, stand out: Eight stories of gay and lesbian high school students, Nicholas J. Pace Open Access Dissertation

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Emotional intelligence as a protective factor for risk behavior in adolescence, Nicole Renee Skaar Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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The John Deere Ceres program: The decision to locate assembly of a German tractor in Waterloo, Iowa, Chris T. Simenson Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Costume design for Roosters by Milcha Sanchez-Scot, Theatre UNI, Spring Semester, 2003, Carmelita Tyson Guse Open Access Thesis

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Teacher perceptions of Iowa workshop model aspects fostering use of Project WET, Marcene Seavey Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Monitoring of prairie bushclover (Lespedeza leptostachya) in south-central Iowa, Paul J. Bockenstedt Open Access Thesis

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The use of AFLP to detect genetic differentiation within and among populations of two prairie plant species: Panicum virgatum and Coreopsis palmata, Christopher Andrew Hilker Open Access Thesis

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Germination, emergence, and early growth of Spartina pectinata, Wade Herold Williams Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Effects of sludge application on prairie establishment, Brenda Joan Durbahn Open Access Thesis

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The use of RAPD to detect genetic variation in populations of Liatris aspera Michx., Duane Joseph Kitchen Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Multicultural, gender-fair infusion index and survey, William P. Austin Open Access Thesis

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A descriptive study of non-accredited athletic training programs, Donald Lee Bishop Open Access Thesis

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Development of rapid assessment protocols for evaluating the mental health status of incoming Bosnian refugees in Waterloo, Iowa, Susan Renee Dobie Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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A study of the current practices of school psychologists in the states of Iowa and Nebraska in the area of social skills, Stephanie Lynn Schmitz Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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The effects of herbicides on microbial and mycorrhizal populations in native prairie, corn, and non-native prairie vegetation, using the Biolog technique, Susann E. Ahrabi-Fard Open Access Thesis

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Youth-serving agency's prevention and intervention programs for gangs, Julianne Gassman Open Access Thesis

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Honor among thieves? Socio-economic theories of Thorstein Veblen in the plays of David Mamet, Steven Allan Halverson Open Access Thesis

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Passages: A case study of an Iowa female secondary principal, Victoria L. Robinson Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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An investigation of the types of support perceived necessary by Iowa elementary classroom teachers for the integration of students identified as severely disabled, Katheryn Ann Kinnard East Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Effects of preshot routine time and movements on free throw shooting performance, Mickey Gay Mack Open Access Thesis

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Multivariate analysis of the Carex brevior group in Iowa, Scott C. Zager Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Factors related to the occurrence of certain prairie graminoid species in Black Hawk County, Iowa, roadsides, Pauline Mary Drobney Open Access Thesis

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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

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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A description and explanation of teacher-talk during kindergarten sharing time, Debra Louise Semm Elliott Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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A survey of the vascular flora of Black Hawk County, Iowa, Karen E. Van Norman Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

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Plato's Crito: A speech act and structuralist analysis for performance, Gary Gerard Gute Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 1984

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Applications of aerial imagery in identification of natural areas, Kendall Duane Wessel Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 1981

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Decaying gentility in A streetcar named Desire: An actress' analysis of Blanche DuBois, Jean Michaelsen Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 1975

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Regional variations in the age structure of the United States: 1870-1970, Donald D. Peterson Thesis (UNI Access Only)