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.

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 2019

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Learning and literacy in music: activities for integrating children's literature into the elementary general music curriculum, Taryn Jeanette Kroymann Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2019 Award

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Synthesis and coupling schemes of naphthalimide compounds with target drugs, Kaitlyn Parrott Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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She's not allowed to do that: performing stigmatized same-sex sexuality, Orion Lee Risk Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2019 Award

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The relationship between psychological factors and the gait analysis of a total knee arthroplasty patient: A case study, Tyler S. Rogers Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2018

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The effects of strain-counterstrain on patients with trapezius muscle conditions: A critically appraised topic, Cassandra Renee Adamson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A narrative study: Utilizing personal strengths to manage foreign language anxiety, Lauren Anderson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Imágenes de identidad: Student expressions of identity and culture in the college Spanish classroom, Elizabeth Bair Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Determining arts consumers' motivations: Marketing to patrons of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Anna Baughman Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Structured dance routines as an effective form of supplementary treatment for the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, Kate Bergin Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Can God Know Tomorrow?, Jacob Kristian Bergman Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A graphical file system visualization tool for operating systems, Jacob Bundt Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Organized Gaming and Its Effect on Collegiate Academics, Mark Cochran Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The rise of social media marketing: How an entire industry has transformed, Ryan Steven Doser Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The use of mod in Old English: Tracking semantic drift in the Anglo-Saxon period, Joanna Eyanson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Personality in politics, Rachael Fix Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Analysis of vibrational modes of chemically modified tone wood, Madison Flesch Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Van der Waals interactions in ultrafine nanocellulose aerogels, Byron John Fritch Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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"Night Devils:" An exploration of identity in a long form adult novel, Johnathan Cody Galbreath Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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An examination of the moderating role of hormones on the relationship between sleep patterns and mood regulation, Claire A. Guderjahn Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A study in positive psychology: An analysis of pictured victims and empathetic reaction, Alyssa Hanken Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Effective leadership: Prior research vs. the millenials, Marissa Heinzerling Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effect of asthma on transitions to college: An exploratory study, Meghan June Hirsch Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Attitudes on education policy in Iowa, Sarah Lois Hofmeyer Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Effect of extracellular ATP on cellular actin fibrils' location and characteristics, Dianna Huisman Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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"Perks and produce of the Panther Plot": A multi-component program to engage UNI first-year Cornerstone students in local foods, gardening, and food system sustainability, Lauren Janning Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Variations in state higher education grant programs: Potential reforms from a case study, Rachael Johnson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The propitious puzzle for small business owners: Understanding the Section 199A deduction, Kameron Elizabeth Kehoe Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The intercultural communication of the business world: A review of the literature and application to Colombian and English-speaking professionals, Anna Colleen Kelly Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Does folic acid compete with glutamic acid at the postsynaptic membrane NMDA receptor?, Amanda Nicole Koenig Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Learning to write, writing to learn: Cedar Valley High School teachers' use of formative assessment, Kenna Marie Koster Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Adapting curriculum for autism in art education, Melanie Jo Lambert Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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New insights into the "manna from heaven" hypothesis, Clare Laubenthal Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Money matters:, Destiny Leitz Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Comparison of two levels of inpatient dysphagia treatment dosages on swallowing outcomes, Paige Licht Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Marriage premium among homosexual men in the United States, Cole Robert Malcolm Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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President Trump's transgender military ban: A legal analysis, Kailee Martens Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Factors influencing academic performance: A study of predicting student performance at a regional comprehensive university, Hannah Martin Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Literature review: Analyzing the reasons behind the long-standing debate of evolution and religion in America, Michelle Kathryn Matchell Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Pre-service teachers' attitudes of students with chronic pain, Katelyn A. Melcher Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Resale value of individual sets of Magic the Gathering, Nichole Bolas Mlodzik Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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English proficiency and earnings of U.S. immigrants, Toni F. Moeller Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Avoiding heteronormativity: Breaking barriers in the English classroom: A potential model for a teaching workshop, Jessica Morris Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Representations of health and wellness in children's literature, Emily Kate Murphy Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effectiveness of encouraging habilitation in adults with wearable activity trackers, Ashley Norem Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The role of the University of Northern Iowa carillon: A study in the future purpose of a campus landmark, Samuel Thomas Ogilvie Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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An analysis of equity-linked insurance pricing, Clara C. Ortgies Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Misconceptions of HR: An analysis of post-millennials' thoughts before entering the workforce, Sarah Paukert Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Motivation to engage in occupational therapy, Karla Peterson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Detection and determination of food residues in Native American pottery, Katherine A. Plotzke Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Beyond refuge: Testimonial injustice and female refugees, Gabriella Ruggiero Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Rates and patterns of evolution in a duplicated genome in the family Catostomidae, Megann Michelle Schmidt Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Chiropractic usage among college students: An extended literature review, Elizabeth A. Schwenker Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Occupational therapy in cancer rehabilitation, Cassandra Sells Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Prebiotic potential of aerosols, Emma Rae Shipley Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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La discriminación contra los Latin@s, Lauren Swan Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Exploration of counter examples of balanced sets, Jake Allen Weber Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A song to remember:, Gabrielle Woods Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2017

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Organizational culture: An analysis of the aggregate impact on financial performance, Arijan Alagic Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Masculinity, dress, and power: A theoretical intersection, Parker Bennett Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The business of fraud, Jessica Marie Berkshire Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Magnetic behavior of bulk and nanostructured MnxTaS2, Lucas Paul Beving Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Formation of Titan aerosol from CO and CH4, Tate Christensen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A presidential paradigm shift: Changes in presidential rhetoric regarding Cuba, Alyssa Chellan Dixon Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The professional development of students through global experiences, Myle Duong Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Gender and music: can we hear a difference between female and male composers and performers?, Arianna Edvenson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Cedar Falls Community Main Street: A gap analysis of customer & business owner perceptions, Cassie Evers Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Major depressive disorder in adults: Determining demographic causes and links between health insurance and government aid, Taylor Lillian Fox Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Employee wellness program attitudes, Lucille Madden Gee Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Realizing EDGAR: eliminating information asymmetries through artificial intelligence analysis of SEC filings, Ryan H. Giarusso Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Developmental analysis of Leea guineensis (Leeaceae), Sally Gray Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Disparities in infant mortality: are sociocultural risk factors shaped by institutionalized racism?, Madison Grimm Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A reflective analysis of the practice and performance of a degree tuba recital, Taylor Hicks Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Culturally responsive teaching from a culture specific perspective: Chinese students' experiences of CRT in the U.S., Tessa Noel Horn Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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"Contrasts": Differences and similarities in choral settings of Christina Rossetti's poems, Coren Hucke Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Lessons from "The Fleet": improving organizational leadership based on Prairie Lakes Church practices through fictional narrative, Christopher Huling Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Results and efficacy of two measures of executive function in adolescent athletes, Jocelyn Jenks Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Education inequity: a comparative analysis of Johannesburg and Chicago city schools, Melissa Marie Johnson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Homo humanus: An installation investigating the omnipresence of self-documentation, Ashley Elizabeth Jones Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Gender differences in sexual assault and PTSD stigma, Megan Kennedy Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Comparison of various technologies in the acquisition of speech samples for transcription purposes: listener perception vs. acoustic analysis of signal quality, Alexa Klimes Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Trying to fit in with the weird parts of the Internet: Online subcultures and content creation, Isak Fedeler Knivsland Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A comparison of technologies for recording speech and the effects of speaker age, Jacquelyn Marie Knustrom Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Investigating the role of the written curriculum on lesson planning for first-year elementary mathematics teachers, Anna Kron Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Effects of role-goal methods on student engagement: A case study, Zachariah John Lillquist Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Shrink and squeeze: today's teaching pressures and its effect on teaching social studies, Alyssa Diane McKeone Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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"Slavery wasn't that bad": An examination of the effects of reduced social studies class time and student misconceptions, Matthew Karl Mengler Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2018 Award

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Anticipatory reactions to erotic stimuli: An exploration into "psychic" ability, Margarita Meza Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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"A special program for highly gifted students:" The evolution and growth of UNI's Honors Program, 1959-2009, Matthew Christian Miller Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The impact of terrorism on commercial office real estate in Manhattan, Madeline M. O'Donnell Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effects of governance and inequality on economic growth, Ethan James Philo Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The genetic relationship between leaf margin regulation and vascular patterning in Arabidopsis thaliana, Lulua Rawwas Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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An examination of the association between traumatic brain injury and sleep disruptions among athletes in contact and non-contact sports, Olivia A. Rigdon Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effects of hibernation on the time of coagulation of the American bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana, Joshua Samec Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Live notes: bringing the power of desktop MIDI input to the Android platform, Joshua Schriever Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Secondary mathematics educators and coaches' role in providing motivation, Reggie Schulte Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Workplace friendship as an antecedent of employment engagement, Victoria Marie Settanni Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Accommodating invisible illnesses and disabilities in the workplace, Elizabeth Simmons Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Evaluating trends in financial literacy: The impact on individuals and workplaces, Michelle Temeyer Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Using the growth mindset to improve opportunities for negotiation in argument-based inquiry elementary classrooms, Bridget Tharp Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Comparing first-generation and continuing-generation college students' self-efficacy, campus involvement, and academic performance, Kaylin Nichole Upah Open Access Honors Program Thesis