Master's Theses
 
The Master's Theses Collection contains manuscripts written by Fort Hays graduate students dating from 1930 through the present. Theses submitted after 2009 are Open Access. Works prior to 2010 may be limited to on-campus access due to copyright restrictions. Please contact ScholarsRepository@fhsu.edu for questions regarding access to individual works.

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Theses from 2022

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Not Ready To Make Nice: A Study Of The Intimate Relationship Of The Chicks' Music And Politics, Danielle Bishop

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Inhumane, Jordan Brown

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The Limits of Healthy Habits: Exploring the Relationship between Disordered Eating, Body Image, Mindfulness, Social Media, and Dysfunctional Exercise, Taylor A. Dinkel

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Using Geochemical Composition to Determine Paleo Environmental Conditions and Source Inputs In Paleozoic Rocks Within The Central Kansas Uplift USA, Christiana Fumnanya Eziashi

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Dye Tracing and the Effects of Infrastructure in Hidden River Cave, Horse Cave, KY, Alexa G. Franks

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Influences of grazing on habitat characteristics, avian community composition and nesting bird abundance within Cheyenne Bottoms, KS, Kirsten Granstrom-Arndt

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Increasing Detection Sensitivity for Rare and Endangered Species in Kansas through Development of an Aquatic Environmental DNA Sampling Protocol, Sarah Hallyburton

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Mother Water, Crystal J. Hammerschmidt

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"You Wanna Play Rough?": The Unlikely Partnership of the Italian Mafia and Butch Lesbians in Greenwich Village, 1945-1968, Alison Jean Helget

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Three Method Tsunami Vulnerability Analysis of the United States East Coast, Joshua Knolla

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Stable Isotope Analysis of a Platecarpus tympaniticus (Squamata, Mosasauridae) with Actinocamax sternbergi (Mollsuca, Belemnoidea) reveals possible endothermic thermoregulation, Mitchell Lukens

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The Effects of Social Media on Anxiety, Reward Sensitivity, and Risk-Taking on Emerging Adults, Victoria Medrano

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A 16S & ITS Soil Microbiome Analysis of Native & Old-World Bluestem Invaded Soils of Kansas Grasslands, Zachary Nelson

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Most White People Just Don't Trust a Black Business Very Much: How the Walker Family Overcame Economic and Racial Discrimination to Become Successful Professional Business Owners in Memphis in the Twentieth Century, Leslie Pleasants

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Human Nature, Mary Robb

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Epiphanies, Metaphors, and Liminality: Religion and Mountains in the Seventeenth Century English Mind, Ethan Smith

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Novus Ordo: The Rise of Progressive Catholicism and the Fall of Traditional Catholic Worship, Daniel P. Sute

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MFA Thesis Exhibition - Enormous, Wendy (Suat Huay) Tan

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Investigation of a Misophonia and Fluid Intelligence Relationship: Sound Spectrum Variation Impact on Fluid Intelligence Task Responses, Leslie Watson

Theses from 2021

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Evaluation of Methods for the Restoration of Native Grasslands on Abandoned Center Pivots in the Sandsage Prairies of Southwestern Kansas, Alonso Barragan-Martinez

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Policy Analysis of Emissions Cap and Trade: The United State and The European Union, Drew Bealby

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What Influences Suffering in Silence: Examining Mental Health Stigma, Social-Cognitive Factors, and Age as Predictors of the Willingness to Seek Professional Psychological Help, Bobbie Call

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Ecological Controls on the Campanian Distribution of Hesperornis (Aves: Hesperornithiformes) in the Western Interior Seaway, Blake Chapman

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An Investigation into Historical and Contemporary Breeding Occurrence of the Ferruginous Hawk in Kansas, Erica Clark

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The Point in which Peak Power Occurs in Relation to the Percentage of One-Repetition Max for the Clean, Back Squat, and Bench Press Exercises across Various Athlete Types, Maria Darling

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Examining How Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Underlying Processes of Trait and State Impulsivity Influence Suicidal Behavior, Julia K. Duran

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Combat Artist, Delvin Goode

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Sacred Industry, Joshua Heimsoth

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Alteration, Jared Jennings

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What Pandemic?: Physical Memorilization of the 1918 Pandemic, Carly M. Kauffman

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A Karst Feature Prediction Model For Prince Of Wales Island, Alaska Based On High Resolution Lidar Imagery, Alexander Lyles

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Hyperstatic, Zane Mahanna

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Acquitted or Confined: The impact of jury instruction, biological sex of mock-juror, and defendant mental illness on insanity defense attitudes and verdict outcomes, Haley Moon

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Mortality salience and moral dilemmas: The impact of stress on regret in trolley problem decision-making, Nicolas Perdomo

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Remembering the Experience of War: A Sensory Study of the Vietnam War and Collective Memory, Jacob Randolph

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Gratitude, Elizabeth Reimer

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Afghan Decision-Making in a Development Context, Daniel Stent

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Observer Reaction to Physical and Verbal Abuse in Relation to Gender and Sexual Orientation of Abuser and Victim, Rachel Stritt

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Effects of a Run-Walk-Run Training Program on One Mile Time Trial Performance, Ashley Turpin

Theses from 2020

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Analysis of Clastic Cave Sediment in a Fluviokarst System, Russell Cave, Northeast Alabama, Jonathan Camelo

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Uncovering the Depression Treatment Gap: The Role of Motivation to Change, God Image, and Religious Affiliation, Cyrus Chiasson

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The Effects of Prescribed Burning and Microhabitat Type on Ant (Formicidae) Functional Groups and a Survey of Ants in the Dr. Howard Reynolds Nature Area (a Mixed Grass Prairie), Ashley N. Durr

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The influence of land use on the pollen diet of honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies in Ellis County, Kansas, Ryan Engel

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Weighing the Impacts of Airbnb in Iceland: Multivariate Perspectives, Alexa Gorlick

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Over the Aesop, Ripp Harrison

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“Life is Still Stronger Than Death”: The Life-Saving Women Doctors of Auschwitz, Jacqueline Nicole Honings

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A Karst Feature Predictability Model within Barber County, Kansas, Gary M. Kelner

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Dear mama, these cops don’t understand me: The influence of mental health stigma on youth incarceration, Ashley Lockwood

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The impact of socio-economic status, life history, and biological sex on affective empathy in adults, Shadow R. Love

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Through the Fire, Carolyn Mimbs

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The Influence of Landscape Factors on Black-Tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) Colony Persistence in Northwest Kansas, Jamie Oriez

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State Park Selection as Determined by User Health, Connor Phelan

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Ground Beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Assemblages in Native, Invasive, and Encroaching Grassland Habitats, Madison Pittenger

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Understanding Resilience: Investigating the Relationship between Risk Factors, Resilience, and Psychological Well-Being, Paulyna Schulz

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No Ordinary Times: Reason For and Reactions During the First Red Scare., Timothy Setter

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An assessment of convergence in the feeding morphology of Xiphactinus audax and Megalops atlanticus using landmark-based geometric morphometrics, Edward Chase Shelburne

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Use of GIS Spatial Analysis, Remote Sensing, and Unmanned Aerial Systems in Determining the Susceptibility to Wildfires in Barber County, Kansas, Kara Sill

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Dredge the Foundry | for Dirt and Era, Woody Stauffer

Theses from 2019

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ESSENCE, Fatimah Ali Alhazmy

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Prion Protein Gene Polymorphisms in the Alpha-Helical Region in Feral Pigs From Texas, Maram Alsmady

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Iteration, and The Iron Theater, Kurt Breshears

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Cellular Telephone Internet, and Electronic Communication in Senegal, Mali, and Gambia, Oumoul Camara

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Size and Age Structure of Introduced Populations of Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) in Two Kansas Reservoirs and Implications for Management, Ernesto Flores

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Gypsum Karst Speleogenesis in Barber County, Kansas of the Permian Blaine Formation, Kaitlyn Gauvey

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The Kennedy Effect: John F. Kennedy's 1959 Trip to Kansas and Its Relationship to His National Campaign, Randy Gonzales

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The Influence of Pre- and Post Meal Exercise in Relation to Postprandial Blood Glucose Levels in Type II Diabetics, Jessica Johnson

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Greening rates and photosynthetic development of leaves in C3 and C4 plants, Tayler J. Kriss

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"Our Gang", Jacque McDonald

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Victim Blaming and Natural Reactions to Trauma in Cases of Sexual Assault and Natural Disaster, Ashley Nielsen

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RNA Interference Of Three Genes Of The Unfolded Protein Response: Activating Factor Of Transcription 4, Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 2-Alpha Kinase, And Inositol-Requiring Enzyme 1 In Acyrthosiphon Pisum, Jared Ridder

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Influence Of Shaded Conditions On Development Of Asteraceae Species Native to Kansas, Aline Rodrigues de Queiroz

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The Purple Plague: Effect Of High Intensity Grazing Post Fire On Purple Threeawn Cover And Reproductive Effort And Prairie Dog Responses, Justin Roemer

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Ectoparasite Presence in Select Northcentral Kansas Bat Species, Elizabeth Schumann

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This Is America: Examining the Influence of White Privilege and the Propensity to Make Attributions to Prejudice on the Acceptability of Racial Microaggressions, Jordan A. Sparrow

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The effect of vegetative structure on nest-burrow selection by the Western Burrowing Owl: Comparing traditional methods to photogrammetry with an Unmanned Aerial System, Dylan J. Steffen

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Effects of Fragmentation on Species Retention in National Parks, Liz Tanner

Theses from 2018

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Relationship Between Food Intake and Expression of O-Linked N-Acetylglucosamine Transferase Messenger RNA in Channel Catfish, Oaklee Abernathy

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Effective Means of Communication in Rural Schools, Andrew Albright

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Prospecting for Coal Bed Uranium in Kansas Through the Use of ArcGIS and Uranium Proxies, Logan Howell

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Critical Habitat Assessment and Recovery Plan for the Kansas State Threatened Broad-Headed Skink, Allison Hullinger

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Attitude Heuristics of Mental Illness Proneness and Sexual Orientation, Summer McDonald

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Spatial Ecology of the Western Massasauga (Sisturus Tergeminus) in a Large Interior Wetland, Joshua Mead

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Spatial Patterns of Precipitation Trends in the Continental United States, 1950-2016, Shayne O'Brien

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An Aerial Perspective: Using Unmanned Aerial Systems to Predict Presence of Lesser Earless Lizards (Holbrookia Maculata), Sean Rogers

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Exploring The Relationship Between The Nemaha Uplift And The Mid-Continent Rift Using 3D Mapping Visual Analysis, Faris Abanumay

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Distribution Of Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus (PERV) Variants In Domestic And Feral Pig, Rashmi Acharya

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Voice Pitch Influences on Teaching Evaluations and Student Learning, Thomas Augustin

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Diversity in the College Composition Classroom: A case study on second-language writers and early college entrants, Moises I. de Lima

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The Psychopath's Worldview: How Psychopathy Affects Attitudes Towards Others, Arianne Fisher

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An Evaluation of Trap-Neuter-Release Practices for Free-Roaming Cat Populations, Brian Gaston

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Osteohistology And Skeletochronology Of An Ontogenetic Series Of Clidastes (Squamata: Mosasauridae): Growth And Metabolism In Basal Mosasaurids, Cyrus C. Green

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Mobile Mindfulness: There's an App for That!, Katelyn Haschke

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The Resurgence Of American Nativism In The Early-Twentieth Century And Its Effects On Industrial Hemp Production In The United States, Roman King

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The Experience of a Brazilian Graduate Student in the United States in Disciplinary Writing: The Cognitive, Social, and Rhetorical Influences on a Thesis Introduction, Gilberto Pereira

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Struggles In State Building In Multi-Ethnic And Multi-Religious Lebanon And Bosnia, Zachary Ruch

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Incorporating Multi-Spectral Imaging Into Long-Term Upland Breeding Bird Monitoring, Kyle William Schumacher

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Identification And Characterization Of Tri-Colored Bat Hibernaculum In Russell County, Kansas, Angelica Sprague

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Including Students With Special Needs in a Mainstream Classroom in Cameroon, Elie Tcheimegni

Theses from 2017

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Characterizing Basement Structures to Evaluate Their Influence on Overlaying Sedimentary Layers: Case Study of Three Fields in the Central Kansas Uplift, Muhammad S. Karim

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Diet And Activity Patterns of Five Bat Species in North-Central Kansas, Holly G. Wilson