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

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Magnetic behavior of bulk and nanostuctured 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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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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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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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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Anticipatory reactions to erotic stimuli: An exploration into "psychic" ability, Margarita Meza 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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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 program, Joshua Schriever Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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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

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Student perceptions on the innovative use of technology in Iowa classrooms, Preston Vorthmann Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Connections between science teachers' professional development preferences and their teaching practices and beliefs, Jessica Marie Wayson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Developmental immunity of the skeletal elements of the Weberian apparatus to the effects of exogenous estrogen (17-β estradiol), a known disruptor of cartliage development, Bailey Jordan Wetherell Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The gamers in gaming: Studying Twitch TV and its followers, Micah Zeimetz Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2016

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Tessellations: an artistic and mathematical look at the work of Maurits Cornelis Escher, Emily E. Bachmeier Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Branding the UNI/Wellness Recreation Center: creating a cohesive cross-media collegiate recreation identity, Rachael Bair Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Celebrating 100 years of the National Park System in the classroom, Kailyn Louise Bettle Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Exploration of Empfindsamer stil: The creation and performance of an informed performance edition of CPE Bach's Concerto in D minor for flute and orchestra, Emily C. Bicknese Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Chimera: a multigenre exploration of the postmodern self, Keegan D. Bosch Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Motion virtual manipulatives in the elementary math classroom, Cole Boudreau Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Intellectual virtues and the epistemic evaluation of disagreement, Hansen Garlington Breitling Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Inclusion: learning without barriers, Amy Lois Bucciferro Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Brand new scars: complex characterization and literary craft elements in Ed Brubaker's Captain America, Lexi Nicole Byrnes Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Still going bump in the night: a structural-esque analysis of yurei, death, and dying in Japanese folklore and anime, Samuel Nicholas Calonkey Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Craic in the concert hall: The benefits of playing Irish traditional music to the classically trained musician, Hannah Carr-Murphy Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Equitable discourse in middle school mathematics classrooms: With emphasis on girls and the mathematically gifted, Merci F. Day Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The efficient recovery of deleted data from NAND flash memory, Lisa Diercks Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The determinants of NFL player salaries, Trevor Draisey Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Education: an unexplored variable on millennial volunteer attitudes, Darian N. Everding Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Excess folic acid as a potential competitor of glutamate may interfere with neural development, Benjamin Fick Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The impact of teacher prompting and questioning on third grade students' comprehension, Jenna Francois Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effect of rearing temperature on somite formation and skeletal development in the zebrafish, Danio rerio, Sarah Jean Freeland Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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"Yeah, I taught myself on YouTube": young women and navigating the world of traditional crafting, Emily A. Gardner Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Frequently-used discipline and management techniques in the Cedar Valley, Gabriel Gedlinske Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Liberty and justice for all? : Ethics in the American criminal justice system, Haley Hasenstein Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The adolescent refugee experience: cultural attitudes of high school Burmese refugees living in Iowa, Alexis Helgens Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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To make a better music school, Alissandra Henkle Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Magnetic properties of polymeric framework materials with cobalt, Cassara Higgins Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Proportional reasoning in middle level mathematics textbooks, Rebecca Holzrichter Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Concussions in female collegiate diving: an exploratory study, Sarah Kemp Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effects of argumentation on student motivation in mathematics, Julie Kirkpatrick Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A book club for children with autism spectrum disorder, Elizabeth Ann Kosmicki Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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An analysis of how public relations professionals use social media, Abigail Jen Kreun Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The Civil Rights Movement through the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Hannah Lodge Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Determinants of per game average annual attendance for NBA teams, Kevin Joseph McGee Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Valproic acid activates hyperactivity in cultured neurons: possible support for overconnectivity hypothesis of autism, Alexis McGinley Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A healthy herd: addressing the justifications for vaccine denial and applying the health belief model to the current anti-vaccination movement, Sarah L. McHugh Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A grading catalogue of selected works for solo trombone and piano, Brent Michael Mead Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Testing for modularity in the axial skeleton of fishes, Emily Meier Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Examining the renewable energy consumption-economic growth nexus in sub-Saharan African countries, Luke Neuhaus Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effects of colonial origin on economic growth, Erica Lynn Pabst Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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No one is here : Poems, Jennifer Pauk Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Dropping in on dropouts: an analysis of withdrawals from the University of Northern Iowa, Lindsey Marie Pedersen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The secondary interview : Ethical concerns regarding social media scanning in the commercial hiring process, Christopher Pollpeter Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Contrasting American and Chinese exceptionalism : Representations of political corruption, Tatiana Rice Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Visualizing interactions between Bacillus anthracis bacteriophages and macrophages, Abigail Shew Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Observations of music and literacy in early childhood education, Ann Strom Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A benefit to the profession: Teacher retention in the middle years, Claire Vander Wiel Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Mindfulness in the classroom: Cultivating peace from within, Maya VanDriel Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A case study: language environment analysis of a bilingual child with speech-language delay, Sarah Van Maanen Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Morphometric analysis of simple, lobed, and compound leaf development in the genus Ampelopsis (Vitaceae), Austin Joseph Voves Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Statistical modeling of earthquake damage, Allison Nicole Waters Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Initiation of communication from users of AAC and preceding communication partner's utterances, Lauren Vaughn Welser Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2015

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Female mate selection criteria : preferences in short-term and long-term mating, Elizabeth R. Agey Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Finding community: the importance of intergroup dialogue within diversity workshops, Joslyn Nycole Aldape Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Juror misperceptions of eyewitness evidence : impact on expert testimony and credibility, Tiffany M. Anderson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Age variation in nonverbal cue recognition in computer-mediated communication, Nathaniel Beyerink Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Documenting the state of kindergarten classrooms: a picture is worth a thousand words, Britney Nicole Bockstahler Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Non-destructive DNA extraction methods that yield DNA barcodes in spiders, Reva Ann Bork Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Primer efficacy in the DNA barcoding of spiders, Rhennetta Jo Bork Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Assessing study abroad outcomes: Groundwork for change in curriculum, Avary Bradford Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The early demagogues : the rise of the plebeian tribunate and their exclusive interests, c. 550-450 BCE, Conner James Brakeville Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Relevant decision criteria and their level of importance in consumers' choice of hospital, Jordan Brelje Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Similar but different: an analysis of differences in clarinet and saxophone pedagogy and doubler’s misconceptions, Nicholas Jeremy Carlo Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Attention test performance and normal aging: the effect on executive function, Rachel Carmen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A new system of first-order predicate logic based on Wittgenstein's single operation N, Benjamin Castle Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The benefits of legalizing marijuana and products containing tetrahydrocannabinol, Pat Chizek Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of hibernation on the hemostatic properties of the American bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana, Kiana Cullinan Open Access Honors Program Thesis