Honors Program Theses

 

The University Honors Program is 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. To go to the Honors Program page, click here.

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 2022

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Changes in brain oxygenation of rugby players before and after head trauma, Megan Benmore Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Assessing and meeting the mental health needs of student athletes - A case study of the University of Northern Iowa, Samantha Bennett Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Best practice for treatment and prevention of ankle sprains in ballet dancers, Sara Bergin Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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College-age students' attitudes toward essential oils, alternative medicines, and modern medicine, Taylor Nicole Brown Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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How exercise affects the musculoskeletal system in the biological sexes: A literature review, Lauren Connolly Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Selective mutism in immigrant children, Lauren Cummings Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effects of acute aerobic exercise on motor cortex activation and piano performance, Maya Deuso Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Blough dairy farm comprehensive safety & training manual, Riley Elaine Elenz Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Graduate student knowledge and skill development in infant feeding: Effectiveness of high-emotion simulator training, Emmalee Fannon Honors Program Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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Young adult Holocaust literature: How is the Holocaust depicted and what is appropriate to teach?, Madison Hilbert Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Influence of the CPA credential on the life satisfaction of University of Northern Iowa accounting alumni, Derek Richard Koppes Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Communication in mass media surrounding public health crises: A comparative analysis, Megan Grace Kramer Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Optimization of micro-ct protocols for non-destructive identification of ligament ultrastructure in the zebrafish, Danio rerio, Spenser Jared Richard Larson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Exploring high school students' perceptions post a social justice mathematics lesson, Emily Terrones Moore Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Weird critters: A visual narrative inspired by paleontology and teratology, Kate Murray Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Testing the efficiency of the NFL betting market, Ryan Earl Oswald Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Leveraging machine learning for detecting IoT-based interference in operational wifi networks, Josh Pulse Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Social media recruitment and online propaganda by extremist groups, Megan Marie Robinson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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It's possible: Creating an ability inclusive production approach for the musical Cinderella, Danielle Jean Schmaltz Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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"Descendant" or "The Children of Life:" Superhumans, not superheroes, Kellen Schmidt Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Soil organic carbon accumulation in restored native prairies over time, Samrin Shahnaz Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Animal adoption profiles: An application of the human-animal connection, Autumn Stowe Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The role of self-efficacy in pelvic floor physical therapy, Madison Marie Young Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2021

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Theories and applications of blockchain, Matthew R. Barton Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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"It all just ends": Death attitudes across age, gender, and religion, Bekah Bass Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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My year with digital supremacists, Nick Baur Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Identification of fungi and their secondary metabolites from Wind Cave, Kyle Biscoglia Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Landscape genetics of Iowa's threatened black redhorse, Morganne C. Borsh Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A critical examination of corporate ideology in educational policy and practice: The real cost, Grace Brady Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Art by intention and art by appropriation: "Authenticity," Western encounters, and ethics of collection and display of African art, Katelyn Nicole Brockmeyer Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Using sentiment analysis to find the public's opinion on Iowa's three state schools, Alexa Ryan Bullock Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Assessing the comfort level of speech-language pathologists in assessing and treating deaf and hard of hearing children, Kaitlyn Burkamper Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Midwest memoir: Cole Carolan, Cole James Carolan Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Methods and evaluation outcomes in speech, language, and hearing camps, Lindsey Paige Carter Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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What man artow?: An exploration of the narrator of the Canterbury tales, Kimberly Cavalier Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Bacillus bacteriophage Q11 may have a 5' covalently attached protein, Emily Cornelius Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A review of the molecular mediators of host-baculovirus interactions in Lepidoptera, Olivia Crouse Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Spreading awareness and gaining donor support for UNI Dance Marathon, Hannah Marie Dash Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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GILTI regulations: The intended effects compared to the actual results, Carson Lee Ehrenberg Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Anti-communist politics of the Second Red Scare and how it affected Hollywood and the types of movies being made, Maddy Everson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Creating synthetic analogs of fluorescent speleothems in Wind Cave as an astrobiological model cave, Teresa Feldman Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The search for life in extreme environments: Measuring diversity and quantity of Archaea in Wind Cave National Park, Nicole Geerdes Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Pre-service students understanding of professional roles, Anne Whalen Gradoville Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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"The Concord Concept:" Speculative fiction challenging young adult literature conventions, Dylan Lee Haase Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Made in China: Decline of unions and stagnant wages in the U.S., Witt Harberts Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2022 Award

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The effects of fluoride on macrophage THP-1 cell apoptosis, Jessica Heims Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Traditional media marketing and the Panther marching band, Adam James Herzog Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Phonology and fluency: How pronunciation is (and is not) taught in United States ESL classrooms, Nik Hucke Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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On beauty: Ancient perceptions of beauty from classical Greece to Imperial Rome, Maya Jess Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Possessive structures and genitive case: Spanish and English compared, Elizabeth Kelsey Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Ministry matters: A study of the relationship between campus ministry and socialization, Rachel Jean Kitrell Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Identifying Spanish-English cognates as intervention targets for speech sound disorders with bilingual children, Janessa A. Klein Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A student tubist's guide to doubling on bass trombone, Donovan Klutho Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Fraud and COVID-19: An unintended downside of government aid during the pandemic, Derek LaBarge Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The idolization of Ada Lovelace and its necessity, Autumn Lauen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Multicultural education and attitudes towards immigrant groups in the United States, Anika Marie Lillegard-Bouton Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effect of proximal carceral contact on political participation, Emily Loomis Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Impacts of theatre on the mental health of high school students, Madeline Ludwig Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A descriptive analysis of intuitive eating on the UNI campus, Natalee Jeanne Lyons Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2022 Award

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Homeownership by race: Factors that explain the homeownership gap between blacks and whites, Sarah Madsen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Understanding the lived experiences of Asian American transracial adoptees in college, Frances Elizabeth McDermott Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2021 Award

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Preparing tomorrow's teachers: A program analysis of teacher education in Iowa and its role in preparing preservice teachers for emergent bilinguals, Karrigan Alexandria Mentzer Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Examining the effects of netropsin on the mobility of DNA A-tracts using capillary electrophoresis, Jillian Miller Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Evaluation of archeal growth on complex media and antibiotic regimes, Melanie Miller Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Creating an optimal portfolio with covariance adjustments for moving average trends, Jayden Moore Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Assessing the implicit curriculum in social work education: An examination of the University of Northern Iowa students' experiences, Madison Motz Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2021 Award

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Including English language learners in Algebra One instruction, Callie Irene Neighbor Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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U.S. presidential election portrayed by foreign media: Costa Rica and Nicaragua comparative study, Emily Neumann Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Meme marketing: How viral marketing adapts to the internet culture, Triet Minh Ngo Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Maternal mortality in the United States: Focusing on societal impacts and potential solutions, Grace Petrzelka Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Artistic expression, permanence and change in a f*cked up world: Coping with the "sounds of silence", Brianna L. Pruitt Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Precarious enjoyment: Suicide contra schizophrenia, Mohammed Rawwas Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Exploring the role of college women in ministry leadership through a qualitative analysis of passion conferences, Abigail Read Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Students' perceptions of different types of banks' marketing, Jeffrey Reicks Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A workbook presenting fluency shaping and narrative therapy strategies for school-age children who stutter, Bailey Nicole Rustad Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Exploring eating disorders in athletes: A literature review and analysis of prevention strategies, Emily Schotzko Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Evaluating college students' attitudes and understanding of recycling, Taylor Shipley Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Applying the education debt to Waterloo, Iowa, Baylee Renae Smith Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Literature review: Improving end-of-life care and creating a good death, Erna Smlatic Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The moderating role of mindful awareness in the associations of adverse childhood experiences and coronavirus exposure with sleep patterns, Shyanne Faith Sporrer Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2021 Award

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The influence of gain-loss framing and its interaction with political ideology on social distancing and mask wearing compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jordan Steffen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Quantitative analysis of DNA polymerase alpha gene expression during various stages in chicken embryonic development, Carter Howard Stochl Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Converging artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies for security and risk management in banking, Van Binh Hai Tran Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Consideration of the ethical implications of artificial intelligence in the audit profession, Marcy Kim Uglum Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Mosquito fogging in Iowa: Examining the practices of five communities, potential health effects, and plausible alternatives, Hanna Vos Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The administration of American elections during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sydney Wagner Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Optimizing DNA extraction from microorganisms living in Wind Cave, Allison Warming Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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An hour and a half from nowhere: A collection of rural fantasy stories, Ashley Jean Webb Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Exploring voting habits and attitudes of LGBTQ+ college students in the United States, Jordan Weber Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Promoting a culture of student self-advocacy within secondary science classrooms, Elizabeth Anne Wessels Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Bridging the gap: A guide to help design students become design professionals, Sarah Westholm Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Griffiths-like phase in manganese intercalated tantalum disulfide and the 3-dimensional Ising model, Paul White Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Evolution of pocket gophers and chewing lice as ring species across the Upper Mississippi Valley, Isabel Louise Wolf Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Reasons for self-mutilating behavior in the 21st century, ZhiQing Yaw Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Trouble Brewing: An exploration in parasocial relationships with fictional characters, Isabelle Zeimetz Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2020

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Histological morphology and structural integration in the four major morphologies of the Cypriniform Weberian apparatus, Jeremy Raymond Abels Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A statistical analysis of the NFL draft, Jaedon Bettle Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Supplemental seeding and seed predation in a newly planted tallgrass prairie, Isabella Betzer Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Eating behaviors in autism, Kayla Diane Beyer Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Role of guns in child mortality, Alexandria Bibbs Open Access Honors Program Thesis